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Nepalese cricket is getting better and better. You can see the performances in last two years of the Nepalese cricket team.
Despite of love and attraction on Nepalese cricket by millions of cricket fans, government of Nepal hasn't develop a proper plan to improve the player's personal and professional life.
This is a petition to the government of Nepal for building a proper cricket stadium at Mulpani.
Since the 1960s, crackdowns for performance enhancing drugs at the level of elite athletics (Olympics, Baseball, Cycling, etc.) have been steadily increasing. However, so too have the reported cases of steroid abuse.
For every athlete who is condemned for performance enhancing drug abuse, countless unknown others stand in the shadows and continue their illicit drug regimen. This problem is endemic to the sports community, and will continue inevitably. We propose that instead of condemning sports heroes for training and chemically enhancing their bodies for the new standard of elite athleticism and competition, we legalize and regulate these drugs, thus ushering in the next level of elite athleticism. This approach would not only cut down on abuse and encourage healthy regimens, but would greatly increase fans' morale and promote a more honest discourse between the sports community and the general public.
Already we have enhanced the physical nature of training, to the point of having multi-million dollar equipment for the most advanced athletes. Chemical enhancement is the next logical step in our progression for a finer tuned athlete. The future of sports WILL be steroid fueled. Embrace the revolution!
The area south of Visy Park at Princes Park (the Southern Sports Area) accommodates a range of community sporting activities, including cricket and touch rugby in summer, and soccer in winter. Council strongly supports sports participation at Princes Park, when sports grounds are used for competition and training throughout the year. Demand for the use of these sports grounds is increasing throughout the City of Melbourne and Council is currently unable to meet the demand for grounds in Princes Park.
The Southern Sports Area can cater for the demand for increased grounds and facilities for sports use with the redevelopment works described below.
In 2012 the City of Melbourne Councillors signed off on the Princes Park Master Plan after consultation with residents, sporting groups and other users of the park. The Plan includes the following recommendations:
- Upgrade sports surfaces within the southern sports field area to enable flexible community use. Works include regrading, irrigation and drainage improvements and best practice turf surfaces.
- Implement sports lighting around the perimeter of the southern sports fields in accordance with the relevant Australian Standards.
- Install a multipurpose fully accredited synthetic sports surface on Crawford Oval. This will increase the carrying capacity for the same amount of sports area. Retain sports lighting and upgrade existing boundary fence.
- As a part of Council’s pavilion refurbishment program, review the capacity of the southern pavilion to accommodate increased usage.
- Develop a new turf cricket oval to the south of Oval One. Create low mounds between Oval One and southern sports field area to provide enhanced views of the ovals. Install seating and introduce additional tree planting for natural shade.
- Upgrade the cricket nets adjacent to the Southern Pavilion.
These works will dramatically increase the quality of the playing and training ground surfaces, which all sporting groups at the park share. These improvements are long overdue for clubs at Princes Park. With the projected increase in demand for sports fields, now is the time to make the plan a reality.
The University of Birmingham have announced plans to make 114 staff redundant or force them to work anti social hours contracts.
Staff directly supporting students and there wellbeing are affected.
*Cut in staff looking after students in student accommodation and downgrading their skills;
*Sports Centre, Security and Cleaning.
The anti social hours contracts are forcing staff with caring responsibilities for children and parents to work evenings and weekends.
All the cuts are to frontline staff, not senior managers.
Wensum Sports Centre is owned by Norfolk County Council, who closed it in 2010.
Local people have campaigned to re-open it and have achieved a 5 year lease, allowing them to refurbish and re-open the facilities for the community.
The County Council wants the site allocated for housing, which would increase its monetary value and make a sale to a private developer more likely. This could also threaten the viability of the Adult Education Centre next to it, and undermine the fragile economy of the area.
This petition is to ask City Council to stick to its position and keep the Sports Hall site out of housing allocation, and open for community use.
We are looking to demonstrate community support for our bid to host Ironman Canada in Vernon, BC. Support for this event can be demonstrated by signing this petition.
As a tribute to any gold winning Team GB athletes in the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, the Royal Mail have painted a post box in their home town golden.
I think these should remain as a lasting tribute to a great sporting event and a clear example of the dedication of our British sportsmen and women.
The wonderful anime series Air Gear. It is about a young boy, Iki, who pursues his dream of air tricks and-with help from his newmade friends-goes on to achieve his dream-to be able to fly.
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE 2/8/12
Upperlimits HAS BEEN SAVED from closure!!!
Through your support and the efforts of the club staff, climbers, their family and friends Leek College agreed to colaberate with Leek High School and gift the equipment to the climbing club. Leek High School has also offered their support to encourage the development of a community based climbing centre.
Thank you for your support.
Leek Climbing Centre as it is now known is carrying on with the regular programme of Kids Club and Squad training as well as providing a training centre for climbers of all ages and abilities.
To contact Mark at the centre contact: 07837881198
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE 6/3/12
At a recent meeting with Leek College principal, Rob Morrey we were told that UPPERLIMITS CLIMBING WALL WILL CLOSE ON 31ST JULY 2012.
Upperlimits has already closed down as a provider of outdoor pursuits activities for Leek College and, although the Kids Climbing Club is growing in numbers, it doesn't fit the criteria for further education. Therefore the climbing wall can no longer be part of the college.
Leek College has pledged to extend the use until 31st July to allow climbers of all ages time to find alternative funding and management to keep the wall. They have also promised to include the users in any developments and support the users find independence.
With this aim a committee representing users and supporters is being formed to keep the wall open and running as a climbing facility for community use.
We would like to thank you for your heartfelt support and ask you to please offer what you can whether time, advice, or ideas that continue your support. Any help however small or seemingly irrelevant is powerful.
THE PETITION IS STILL ACTIVE.
Not only will it ensure fair treatment by Leek College, it will help to demonstrate the need a community climbing wall to secure funding.
It has already had an impact!
The kids club has been going for many years and has produced national climbing champions and influenced the careers of many young people, who have passed through the ranks to become instructors and move on to related employment.
Since relocating to Leek High Specialist Technology School from Longnor in 2011 kids club membership has outgrown one evening and now occupies two evenings of double sessions.
Upperlimits is unique among similar children's climbing clubs for the dedicated and individual attention given by the staff. Each child is befriended and helped by staff and more experienced youth members. Complex skills are taught through fun and peer support as confidence is gained through the risk taking aspects of climbing in a safe environment.
Many of the members are effected by difficulties from conditions such as Autism and Dyspraxia. The club provides an essential outlet for these young people to feel accepted and to achieve without the pressure of competition. For some it is their only social contact outside school.
The families who attend have found a rare welcome and exceptional tolerance for tag-along siblings with similar conditions. Many have not attended other clubs without fear of disrupting the session. Comfortable seating and beverages are thoughtfully provided while they watch.
With public access other climbers are welcomed at any time adding diversity and a greater pool of shared skills. The youth members particularly benefit from seeing adults climbing.
The centre is situated in Leek with no alternative closer than in Stoke-on-Trent 20 miles away which for most members would be too far to travel.
Upperlimits is not just a sports club, it is a life-line to many of its users past and present. It is essential that it remains open.
The Barefoot Rugby League Show has been produced by an Indigenous production company Maling Productions. For the last four years the Panel program profiles Rugby League from The NRL NSW Cup, Intrust Super Cup QLD & Grassroots rugby league. Including visits to remote Aboriginal Communities.
Hosted by Indigenous staff members, Brad Cooke & David Peachey with feature stories covered by Paula Maling.
This program has been the most popular program and highest rating program on The National Indigenous Television service for the past four years.
The Townsville Outrigger Canoe Club introduced the Sport of Outrigging to Townsville in 1990. The club has grown and developed along with the city and its people for the last 21 years and now finds itself with NO HOME on the Strand.
Over these many years the club has fostered participation and networking through sport with an emphasis on health, fitness, building self esteem, developing teamwork skills and encouraging people to become involved in their local community.
Our members conduct twice weekly lessons open to the public on Outrigger canoeing. Advertises and conducts twice yearly come and try Outrigging Open Days to encourage greater participation in Sport.
The club as a whole regularly attends public events, holds social functions for members and their families all to strengthen community involvement, social friendships, promote sport and the benefits that it provides for families and the local community.
As the sport and club has grown the need for a secure home for its members, equipment and ongoing service to the community of Townsville was identified as the greatest risk to its ongoing success.
Over the last 6 years the club has participated in numerous community surveys, attended workshops, contacted businesses and regularly highlighted with the council the need for a secure facility for the club and the sport of Outrigging in Townsville.
The club has been very fortunate to have had the support of a local resident over the last 10 years in offering his back yard as a home for the club.
Unfortunately as of the 29th January 2012 this is no longer possible and the club is faced with it greatest risk of having NO HOME to store the equipment essential to run the club.
The late Sir Henry Cooper OBE KSG held the British, Commonwealth and European heavyweight titles several times throughout his career, and unsuccessfully challenged Ali for the world heavyweight championship in 1966. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Cooper]
He grew up on the Bellingham Estate in Lewisham, South London, and it would be a fitting tribute to mark the place with a permanent memorial of his contributions to sport, sportsmanship, British culture and anti-racism.
Airsoft is a modern combat sport or a recreational hobby in which participants eliminate opponents in a skirmish or military simulation by hitting each other with projectile BB's or plastic spherical pellets from a gun that is powered by gas, spring load or an electrically powered gearbox.
Externally an airsoft gun replicates a real gun but was never considered as a firearm because of the fact that it does not require fire and gun powder to cause combustion to shoot projectiles out of it's barrel.
Currently the BBC only broadcast 'The Super League Show' in afternoon and evening slots across Northern England regions (North East & Cumbria, North West, Yorks & Lincs, Yorkshire). Whilst viewers in the Midlands, Southern England and Wales can only see it in the very early hours of the morning (usually between 12:00am and 4:00am).
We would like the programme to be broadcast in it's usual afternoon/evening schedule across the whole of England and Wales from 2012.
This is desired because there are now a large number of Rugby League fans living outside of the four Northern England regions mentioned above, as well as two professional clubs that currently play in the Super League competition. We believe that currently the BBC is not making the programme accessible to a broad audience and attempting to widen it's appeal*.
* Part of the BBC One remit.
Introduction of video review in national and international soccer games.
The BBC announced they were cutting their online budget by 25% and thus announcing that the 606 sports forums would close.
The forums has around 15,000 active users but also provides a haven for online discussion of sports from all over the world.
Numerous occasions this season, bad decisions and an overall inconsistency of refereeing has had a major impact on games and the A-league.
In a sport where one bad decision can be the difference between winning and losing, referees MUST be held accountable for their actions and overall bad judgement.
The prohibition of fishing for salmon on a Sunday is contained in section 13 of the 1951 Act, as amended by the Freshwater and Salmon Fisheries (Scotland) Act 1976 (section 7 and Schedule 3) and the Salmon (Weekly Close Time) (Scotland) Regulations 1988 (SI 1988/390) made under the terms of section 3(3) of the 1986 Act.
Whilst understanding the need to have some time per week to allow salmon to escape anglers, there is no practical or rational reason why this should be a Sunday.
Many anglers work Monday to Friday, leaving only Saturday and Sunday to participate in their chosen pursuit. The status quo prohibits them from fishing for salmon on half of their weekend.
The reason for the current close time being a Sunday has probably got something to do with some religious organisation. It is time that anglers stood up and argued against religious zealots interfering with our fishing.
By all means, have a 24 close time, but let the members of Angling Associations determine what these are to be, not some unelected God Squad.
The Altona Bayside Festival which has been run for 33 years is very important to Altona, Hobsons Bay City and Melbourne's western suburbs as an annual community activity and for promoting arts and culture, sports and recreation. It has become an icon of the area.
Operation Recreation Inc. which has been organizing the Festival has some problems and will no longer run a Festival in 2011.
Thousands of PCS members who work in galleries, museums and historic sites are launching a campaign to defend the country’s cultural assets.
To coincide with the European Trade Union Confederation’s day of action for jobs and growth, the union is publishing a statement for supporters of the campaign to sign up to oppose cuts in culture, media and sport.
The statement aims to show the level of support against short sighted government cuts which will mean massive job losses and seriously harm the UK economy.
PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka said: “As the coalition government forges ahead with massive cuts in DCMS and the entire arts and heritage sector, more voices are raised in pointing out the lack of sense in their approach.
There is widespread concern that cuts of between 25% and 40% will have a devastating impact on our heritage, our culture and our ability to be competitive in sport. It’s now time to show the strength of feeling against these cuts and let the government know that we are not prepared to let them ruin our valuable cultural heritage.”
Sign the petition below and join the campaign to save our cultural assets. In addition to the e-petition, we have received over 260 hand-written signatures in support. Please join the campaign today.
The sport of Airsoft should not have to prove itself to the Tasmanian Government any more. The safety statistics have been provided, the proof of their futility in relation to every other firearm under the act has been proven and the Tasmanian community has voiced its support.
Airsoft in Tasmania has the potential for a very positive economic boost within the Tasmanian community and the tourism industry.
Airsoft is an active and intense sport promoting fitness, team work, communication and enjoyment for all types of people.
Airsoft in Tasmania will bring with it the opportunity for a complete national competition as well as state and club level competitions.
To make this a success we need the support of the Tasmanian community and other communities around Australia involved in Airsoft.
Please support Airsoft in Tasmanian by signing this petition.
Thank you in advance.
The rate of childhood obesity in Australia (and the world) is at an all-time HIGH. The Government should allow children's sporting expenses up to $1500 per annum, per child as a Tax Deduction to assist struggling families in involving their children in sporting groups and fitness activities eg. swimming lessons, dance, group sports etc.
This would help keep children active, fit and healthier, and overall, mean a huge reduction in health care costs for the associated problems that obesity incurs in children and adults. Statistics show that by the year 2020 (only 10 years away), that approximately 80% of adults will be considered "obese"! And this will mean a huge drain on medical and health care providers as there is a long list of associated problems with being overweight and obese. Please support this campaign, as we will all benefit.
We don't want to hear "The Rich get Fit, and the Poor get FAT"!
Basketball is a globally loved sport which brings all cultures together. Basketball only needs you, a ball and a hoop to play!
There are kids, young men and women who love to play and mimic those stars they see on the television. There are small courts scattered all over Adelaide but most of them are old, weathered and in poor condition. This hardly motivates more people to join in playing this fantastic game.
Wakefield Road, Adelaide in the parklands hosts 4 basketball hoops and 4 full length courts. Some 50 plus young people spend hours honing their skills on these courts until the sun sets.
Unfortunetely, these courts have cracks through them, mud and leaves all over them and the nets missing from the rings.
Adelaide needs one world class basketball venue which is free to access, 24 hours a day with lighting so players can practice their game until they cant run any more!
This location is prime for this. So, please Adelaide Council, spend some money and make this location a central hub for all those who love to play basketball.
Re-surface, re fence, add 4 more hoops, add permanent seating, power supply and lighting.
Unite all those ballers at one fantastic venue where they can strive to make their dreams come true!
On 13 November 2009, an Independent Advisory Panel, chaired by David Davies, published its report and recommendations to the Secretary of State following their review of free-to-air listed events.
One of the recommendations from the report was the removal from the list of the Rugby League Challenge Cup. The reasoning for this is that the Challenge Cup is not an event of 'national resonance'.
A 12 week consultation period has now opened, after which time, the Secretary of State will make a decision on the list and its contents based on all available views and information.
Supporters Direct, and the trusts it represents, are opposed to the delisting of the Challenge Cup and are working with the RFL and the All Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group to support any opposition.
There is a strong feeling that a large number of responses opposing this recommendation could ensure the Challenge Cup remains on the protected list so I would urge you all to add your name to the petition and show your continued support for Rugby League.
Stop Scalpers - Take Action
Make it illegal for tickets & merchandise to be sold for more than face value.
For years I've found myself frustrated by scalpers. Their objective is simple, to buy event tickets & merchandise in mass & re-sell them to the public & make a huge profit. Tickets are most commonly re-sold via online sites such as eBay. It's a get rich quick scheme. A scheme which affects all of us, the fans. Whether it be music or sporting events, the fans end up losing out & not getting tickets to the events. If they do end up getting tickets, is because they've generally been forced to pay anywhere from double to 10x more than the official retail price.
I've had enough. It's time to fight back. With your help, we can take this to the top & change the law. My plan is to get as many people as possible to join this site & let their opinions known. Once a significant number of people have joined I will start by taking this to local parliament in each state, to federal parliament, to a variety of media including newspaper, radio & television, to ticket issuers & to eBay.
Examples of current legislation:
The Victorian Minister for Sport and Recreation has declared some events as “declared events” under the Sports Event Ticketing (Fair Access) Act 2002 (Vic). Examples of declared events include the Australian Football League Grand Final and the 2007 World Swimming Championships. This legislation deems the conditions on tickets to such events as valid and enforceable. Those conditions include the requirement that these tickets must not be re-sold above their face value. Tickets for declared events must be listed at the face value of the tickets or below, using the “Buy it Now” function.
Queensland legislation makes it unlawful for a seller to sell or offer for sale tickets to some events held in Queensland at a price greater than 10% above the original ticket price for the ticket. If you are selling a ticket to a national or international sport, recreational or entertainment event, or special event that is staged at a facility that the Queensland Government has declared to be a major sports facility, you must not, within or outside Queensland, resell (this includes offer for sale) the ticket at a price greater than 10% above the original price of the ticket. For more information, please see Part 4A of the Major Sports Facilities Act 2001.
Help put a stop to scalpers. Please sign this petition. Together we can make a difference.
I and many others believe that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a special competitive sport which is highly under-appreciated in the wider population. We believe it would be a fantastic addition to the Olympic events list and even better as a competitive sport in the first ever Olympics held in Brazil.
While we understand that the ever growing number of sports included, especially from increased pressure from larger sports has meant that there are already a significant number of events that cannot be fully covered. It would almost be inappropriate for one of the national sports of such an influential and prosperous country not to be included in their first ever Olympics.
It is already a highly competitive sport with millions of elite competitors worldwide and already has world championships in which a high level of competition makes for compelling viewing, whether those watching have previous knowledge of the sport or not.
The sport of Paintball should not have to prove itself to the Tasmanian Government any more. The safety statistics have been provided, the proof of their futility in relation to every other firearm under the act has been proven and the Tasmanian community has voiced its support.
Paintball in Tasmania has the potential for a very positive economic boost within the Tasmanian community and the tourism industry.
Paintball is an active and intense sport promoting fitness, team work, communication and enjoyment for all types of people.
Paintball in Tasmanian will bring with it the opportunity for a complete national competition as well as state and club level competitions.
To make this a success we need the support of the Tasmanian community and other communities around Australia involved in Paintball.
Please support Paintball in Tasmanian by signing this petition.
Thank you in advance
Mel Johnson achieved great success at Queens Park Rangers as Chief Scout. He recommended excellent players to Ian Holloway that not only delivered on the field, but later produced revenue that helped to keep the club afloat as the club fought the possibility of extinction.
Mel was responsible for recommending current captain Martin Rowlands, who has been a superb servant to the club, as well as the likes of Danny Shittu and Lee Cook - two massive favourites among the fans. He also helped to bring in players such as Stephen Kelly and Lee Camp at crucial times in the club's climb back to the Championship.
Mel had a great time at QPR and only left because Spurs recognised his capabalities and made him an offer he could not turn down. Spurs have now released him, essentially throwing away four-and-a-half years of worldwide scouting experience he has gained while working there. That is an astonishing bank of knowledge that QPR could now tap into.
Indeed, Mel's effect is being felt at Loftus Road even now - he spotted Adel Taraabt while playing Under 17 football and recommended him to Spurs. He describes Adel as a classic QPR player - a footballer in the Marsh/Bowles tradition who QPR fans really appreciate.
We know that Mel has done brilliantly for us in the past and he is now available with a wealth of knowledge and experience that could really help QPR's quest for Premier League football. He won't be on the market long. Let's get him now before someone else steps in.
Not since 1966 has England hosted a football World Cup.
The game was invented in England and the Premier League is clearly the best league in the world.
In 2018 the World Cup should be in England.
V Prievidzi neexistuje ani jedno plne funkčné basketbalové ihrisko, čo je prinajmenšom smutné vhľadom k tomu, ako sa prievidzský basketbal v ostatnom období rozbehol a jeho popularita v meste Prievidza je jednou z najväčších na Slovensku. Záujem detí o basketbal je obrovský a tie nemajú kde hrávať.