Rugby World Cup 2019 Travel Guide: Saga

first_imgTOP TIPUse two wheels instead of two legs to look around Saga. Find out more about the various places you can rent a bike via the link below. saga-tripgenius.comWORLD CUP VISITSaga isn’t hosting any games but you can fit a visit around the matches taking place on Kyushu island in Fukuoka, Oita and Kumamoto.Related: Rugby World Cup venuesGETTING THEREGoing by bus, Saga is 35 minutes from Kyushu Saga International Airport and 75 minutes from Fukuoka Airport.Hot air: The International Balloon FiestaDID YOU KNOW? Every year Saga hosts the International Balloon Fiesta in late October/early November, with hot-air ballooning teams from all over the world taking part. Make new discoveries pottering about in north-west Kyushu LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Advertising FeatureRugby World Cup 2019 Travel Guide: SagaSEEHead to the Tara Region to take in the unique sight of the Kaichu Torii Shrine in the Ariake Sea. The three red ‘gates’ are built into the beach and so different tides present different views.In Kashima, you will find one of Japan’s most famous shrines: Yutoku Inari Shrine. It delivers great views too, as it’s on a hill.DOWith Saga known for its ceramics, head to the Imari area to discover a distinct range of pottery. At Pottery Studio Rokuroza you can create a unique souvenir – get your hands dirty to make your own dish on the pottery wheel and then paint it.If you enjoy foraging for goods, you can do a ‘treasure hunt’ at the Kouraku Kiln in Arita. For around £35, you get a tour and can then rummage through 150 years’ worth of ceramics, taking home as many as you can fit in your basket in 90 minutes. Be sure to book as they allow only ten people to do it each day.EATThere are a plethora of local delicacies to try. For meat lovers, tuck into the highly-rated Saga Wagyu beef. If you enjoy seafood, visit Yobuko for squid – raw squid sashimi and dried squid are the most well-known styles there – and in Tara try Takezaki crab. Head to Hizenhama to sample different sakes for free at the long-running breweries there.Tasty: Saga beefTOURIST WEBSITE Gates to see: Kaichu Torii Shrine TAGS: Japan last_img read more

Covid-19: Hospitalisations increase at LUH

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Covid-19: Hospitalisations increase at LUH By News Highland – December 21, 2020 Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th The number of people hospitalised with Covid-19 at Letterkenny University Hospital has increased to 32.The figure is up from 26 over the previous two days.The latest data from the HSE show that one patient with Covid-19 is receiving critical care while another suspected case of the virus is also in ICU.Donegal’s 14 day incidence is also up at 263.8 per 100k with 52 new confirmed cases reported in the county last night. Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleConcern as home heating oil seeping into waters at RossnowlaghNext articleSurvey works to start on Glenties Flood Relief Scheme News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

See Thomas Partey’s ‘monster’ display for Atletico Madrid against Liverpool [VIDEO]

first_imgGhana’s Thomas Partey put in a spectacular performance on Tuesday, as Atletico Madrid beat holders Liverpool 1-0 in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie.Partey was a beast in midfield, dominating the Red’s usually unbeatable middle line of Fabinho, Wijnaldum and Henderson.He broke up play constantly, ensuring that Liverpool were never able to get a stranglehold on the game.His magnificent passing on the night was a highlight, as he switched play from side to side effortlessly.Partey was also at the center of Atletico’s numerous counter-attacks, passing the ball forward to his strikers with unnerving precision.Saul Niguez’s strike eventually settled the first leg of the tie in favour of the Spanish side.This match against the would-be Premier League Champions was just another highlight in a stellar season for the Black Stars midfielder.He has already dominated games against Barcelona and Real Madrid this season, leading to strong suggestions that he could find himself playing for either of those two clubs next season.There’ve been whispers about a potential move to the Premier League as well with Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea rumoured to be interested in the player.And based on his performance last night, Atletico will have a fight on their hands to keep Partey as teams will be lining up to sign the Ghanaian this summer.Take a look at his Man of The Match performance against Liverpool below Thomas Partey vs Liverpool (H)— TJ (@CohleRust11) February 19, 2020last_img read more

Russia to give SA nuclear training input

first_img12 August 2013 Russia’s State Nuclear Power Corporation, Rosatom, which is busy positioning itself in case South Africa decides to build new nuclear power plants, has signed an agreement with North West University that will see it getting involved in training nuclear industry specialists for the country. Rusatom Overseas, a Rosatom branch that specialises in the promotion of the corporation’s projects abroad, last week signed a memorandum of cooperation with North West University, the only institution in South Africa that offers postgraduate degrees in nuclear engineering. The memorandum envisions the development of collaboration programmes in research, exchanges of experts, joint seminars and the writing of textbooks. A joint working group is to draw up a list of projects for collaboration. “We are pleased to announce the signing of the MoU with our Russian colleagues,” said Professor Herman van Schalkwyk, rector of the Potchefstroom Campus of North West University. “We recognise that nuclear energy remains an important option for South Africa. “The intention is to explore the potential for future collaboration, ranging from education to specific technical projects in nuclear engineering, hydrogen technologies, energy, etc.” Jomart Aliyev, director-general of Rusatom Overseas, said the memorandum would promote the development of technical education in South Africa, while giving local researchers and scientists the opportunity to find out more about modern Russian technologies. Joint research and scientific developments, he said, would “provide a solid foundation for the development of Rosatom’s business relations in South Africa”. Russian President Vladimir Putin said after a meeting with South African President Jacob Zuma in Sochi in May that Russia was ready to assist South Africa in building up a comprehensive nuclear power engineering industry. South Africa’s Koeberg nuclear plant is the only nuclear power-generating facility on the African continent. South Africa’s Integrated Resources Plan (IRP) for 2010 to 2030, a 20-year projection on the country’s electricity supply and demand, envisages 9 600 MW of additional nuclear capacity by 2030. The plan is due to be reviewed soon. Speaking at the Africa Energy Indaba in Johannesburg in February, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said South Africa planned to expand its use of nuclear power in a safe and secure way as a key part of the country’s move towards a diversified, low-carbon energy mix. “If we are serious about diversification towards a low carbon economy, we cannot belittle the role that natural gas and nuclear power can play in the realisation of that 2030 low-carbon energy vision,” Peters said. Rosatom is ranked fourth in the world for nuclear electricity generation, accounting for 17% of the world nuclear fuel market. It conducts 45% of the world’s uranium enrichment services, and is ranked the second in the world for uranium reserves and fourth for uranium production. The company last year opened a marketing office in Johannesburg, only its third such office after Ukraine and Singapore, and sent a high-level delegation to Durban to take part in the 5th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit in March-April., with additional reporting by SAinfolast_img read more

2011 New South Wales Junior State Cup Results

first_imgIn the 18’s Girls division, Penrith started strongly, taking the early lead, before Wagga hit back to trail by just one touchdown. But it was too little too late with Penrith taking the match 7-6. In the 18’s Boys division, Parramatta dominated for the majority of the game, and won convincingly, 7-2. Under 10’s Boys – McCall CupNewcastle City 7 defeated Parramatta 4Player of the Final – Kurt Donohue (Newcastle)Under 12’s Boys – Zabielo CupNewcastle 0 – Orange 0Newcastle and Orange are joint winners of the 12’s Boys division. Player of the Final – Matt Smith (Newcastle)Under 14’s Boys – Yiangou CupRyde Eastwood 5 defeated Penrith 2Under 16’s Boys – Wall CupPeninsula 11 defeated Wests 4Player of the Final – Ben NicholsUnder 18’s Boys – Galea CupParramatta 7 defeated Manly 2Player of the Final – Wesley Sefuiva (Parramatta)Under 18’s Girls – Rose CupPenrith 7 defeated Wagga Wagga 6Player of the Final – Madison Absolum (Wagga Wagga)Under 16’s Girls – Toohey CupNewcastle City 13 defeated Taren Point 4Player of the Final – Lily Goodchild (Newcastle)Under 14’s Girls – Taylor CupManly 11 defeated Newcastle 4Player of the Final – Georgia Toovey (Manly)Under 12’s Girls – Vassallo CupBerkeley Vale 5 defeated Manly Sea Eagles 2Player of the Final – Aliyah Paki (Manly)Under 10’s Girls – Tirado CupManly 13 defeated Ryde 0Player of the Final – Monique Mortimer (Manly)Club ChampionshipsFirst – Manly Sea Eagles Second – Newcastle CityThird – Parramatta Eels Fourth – Penrith PanthersFifth – Wagga WaggaStay tuned to the website for all highlights of the grand finals at the 2011 New South Wales Junior State Cup. For all of the results from the Junior State Cup, please visit the event website: read more

a month agoMan City striker Aguero admits being Liverpool and Owen fan

first_imgMan City striker Aguero admits being Liverpool and Owen fanby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City striker Sergio Aguero admits he grew up a fan off Liverpool.And he says Michael Owen was his favourite striker.Aguero has been Manchester City’s main man for eight years, winning four Premier League titles in the process. His latest league triumph came at the expense of Liverpool, who were searching for their first in the competition. Owen revealed his own admiration for Aguero in his book when discussing the finishing of United striker Marcus Rashford.He argued: “Players like Robbie Fowler, Aguero or Harry Kane, these people who are obsessed with goals. I don’t think he is obsessed with goals.”It seems the respect is mutual, as Aguero wrote in his autobiography Born To Rise: “I’ve always liked Liverpool, maybe because I used to play for Independiente who also played in red.”As a kid, I wanted to be Michael Owen and when I saw him score that goal for England against Argentina I thought ‘you little sh**’! Even aged 10, I knew they couldn’t allow him that much space. He was a terrific player at that time.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Kentucky’s Players Given Custom Kobe 10’s For SEC Tournament, NCAA Tournament

first_imgA behind-the-basket shot of Rupp Arena during a game.LEXINGTON, KY – NOVEMBER 14: A general view of the Kentucky Wildcats game against the Grand Canyon Antelopes at Rupp Arena on November 14, 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Saturday, Kentucky capped off an undefeated regular season with a victory over rival Florida. As the team continues to march toward the goal of a 40-0 campaign, the players will be sporting some new gear in the postseason. Monday, Kentucky’s equipment Twitter account unveiled a photo of the new Kobe 10’s that the Wildcats will be wearing for both the SEC Tournament and the NCAA Tournament. They’re customized with “Kentucky” written on the inside.Players are getting custom Kobe 10s for the @KentuckyMBB post-season run from @nikebasketball! #31notdone #WeAreUK— UK Equipment Staff (@UKequipment) March 9, 2015Duke was also given customized versions of the same shoe earlier this week.Friday, Kentucky, which earned a double-bye in the SEC Tournament, will get the winner of Alabama vs. Florida.last_img read more

Genting Hong Kong to Delist from Singapore Exchange

first_imgzoom Genting Hong Kong, a part of Genting Group, has received a green light from the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST) for its proposed voluntary delisting from the Main Board of the SGX-ST.Genting Hong Kong has a primary listing on the Main Board of the HKSE, and a secondary listing on the SGX-ST. Following the proposed delisting, the company will continue to maintain a primary listing on the Main Board of the HKSE.The company said that the move is in line with its strategic focus on its cruise ship business in Asia, in particular, North-Asia, as the company continues to undertake initiatives to tap the burgeoning growth potential in the Chinese market.“Genting Hong Kong’s proposed delisting from the SGX-ST comes after careful consideration and is in line with our growth strategy and plans to enhance value for all our shareholders in the long term. Maintaining a single primary listing on the Main Board of the HKSE will potentially increase the trading of the company’s shares on the HKSE, which will enhance the Company’s profile amongst North-Asian investors,” Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Genting Hong Kong, said.“The consolidated trading of the company’s shares on the HKSE arising from the proposed delisting is also expected to increase the liquidity of such shares on the HKSE, thereby improving the effectiveness of any future capital raising activities to be undertaken by the company.”After the delisting, shares will only be traded on the HKSE, the company said, adding that the voting rights and entitlement to dividends of shareholders will not be affected by the proposed delisting.last_img read more