Athletes risk losing steam in back-to-back national, SEA Games

October 19, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgOne of the main considerations was the delay in the construction of venues in Papua after the administration closed the region’s ports of entry in March to contain the spread of COVID-19. The restriction has affected shipments of materials needed for construction, officials have said.The new October 2021 date was recommended by the National Sports Committee (KONI).“At first we planned to move the games to March but KONI insisted it was not ideal as regional committees may not have secured funds for the PON by then,” Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali said recently.Zainudin said October of 2021 was the ideal month to host the games, given the packed sports schedule for 2021. After Ramadan ends in April of next year, Indonesia will host the FIFA U-20 World Cup before sending teams to the Tokyo Olympics in July and August. It will then prepare for mass celebrations to commemorate National Sports Day in September, focusing on sports science, with only a month to spare before the SEA Games begin in Hanoi on Nov. 21.Experts have expressed concern that the tight schedule could strain the nation’s athletes.Tandiyo Rahayu, a sports expert from Semarang State University, said athletes who qualified for the SEA Games should not be allowed to compete at the National Games as it would be very risky to expect them to reach peak performance twice in such a short period of time.Tandiyo said it was necessary to lower the stakes for the PON and view them “as a stage […] and not the finish line” in the national sports development program.Doing so would have the government put international achievement before provincial prestige.Local sports committees have long considered the PON to be the most important sporting competition in the national calendar. Each province deploys its best athletes to win the quadrennial sporting event – even those on the national training center (pelatnas) roster.The stakes are so high that the buying and selling of athletes between provinces is an open secret. Many represent regions they don’t come from, a practice akin to changing passports to compete on behalf of another country.“If the selection process for the PON and SEA Games can be done fairly, thoroughly and responsibly, [it will] finally revitalize the National Games,” Tandiyo told The Jakarta Post.Yogyakarta State University’s Djoko Pekik Irianto said the ministry should prevent certain athletes from participating in both competitions “to maintain the country’s achievements at the SEA Games”.“The local contingents would probably object to that decision […] but it needs to be done considering the impact [on performance],” he told the Post recently.Ministry spokesman Gatot S. Dewa Broto said last week that his office would discuss the terms under which athletes would be allowed to compete in the National Games with KONI and the National Olympics Committee.He noted the previous success of sending the majority of junior national athletes to the 2019 SEA Games, where Indonesia finished in fourth place, with 72 gold medals, 84 silver medals and 111 bronze medals.Topics : The recent decision to delay the Indonesian National Games (PON) in Papua until October 2021 has raised concerns that athletes may be overstretched by back-to-back competition in the PON and the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Vietnam.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo postponed the 2020 PON – the first to be held in Papua – on April 23 as the fight against COVID-19 dragged on.Previously scheduled to take place from Oct. 20 to Nov. 2 of this year, the games were postponed on the recommendations of both the Coordinating Human Development and Culture Ministry and the Youth and Sports Ministry.last_img read more

Beat writers offer split predictions for Syracuse-Georgia Tech matchup

September 16, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgComing off back-to-back losses, Syracuse (16-11, 8-6 Atlantic Coast) has an important matchup against Georgia Tech (15-11, 6-7) Sunday night at the McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta. The Yellow Jackets most recently lost at Miami, 70-61.Here’s how The Daily Orange beat writers think the game will unfold.Connor Grossman (15-12)PesticideSyracuse 71, Georgia Tech 61For a Syracuse defense that’s struggled mightily on the road, here’s a bit of good news: Georgia Tech has one of the worst offenses in the ACC. Defensively the Yellow Jackets are very sound, but SU has found ways to score against excellent defenses like Virginia and Louisville. The Orange, despite a surprising loss on the road to Pittsburgh recently, is primed to get its first convincing road win of the season. It comes on the home court of GT, which has seen conference beasts Notre Dame, Florida State and North Carolina already lose this season. The NCAA Tournament picture starts to get a little (and only a little) clearer.Matt Schneidman (13-14)BuzzkillSyracuse 71, Georgia Tech 64AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Yellow Jackets rank second to last in the ACC with less than 68 points per game, and their best player is banged up heading into Sunday’s matchup. Ben Lammers, who ranks second in the country with 3.3 blocks per game, is dealing with an ankle injury that may keep him below 100 percent, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. SU ranks two spots ahead of Georgia Tech in the RPI, so it’s safe to say this game could have big-time implications when the ACC tournament ends. Syracuse, with only two road wins to its name this season, gets a much-needed third and escapes Atlanta with a win.Paul Schwedelson (16-11)StungGeorgia Tech 65, Syracuse 63I can’t confidently tell you which way this game will go, but there’s no doubt you’ll have to buckle up down the stretch. Both teams have 11 losses this year and are jockeying for NCAA Tournament position. Georgia Tech ranks last in the ACC in 3-pointers made but second in defensive rebounds per game. While Syracuse has struggled defending the perimeter all season, it’s also faced trouble on the glass. The Yellow Jackets have been feisty at home with wins over North Carolina, Florida State and Notre Dame. SU’s only two road wins came by a combined eight points. Football season is over, but it should be a fun Sunday evening. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 19, 2017 at 3:05 amlast_img read more


December 24, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgJOB VACANCY: Hillcrest House Nursing Home is seeking to recruit an experienced Registered nurse to join their established team. Job Responsibilities:Candidates must have current registration with An Bord AltranaisExperience in the Care of Older Persons is essentialDiploma/ Cert in Gerontology will be an advantageExcellent remuneration package of €39 – 42k/pro rataFor further information, please contact Anne Gallagher (Director) on 0872584843 or by email to [email protected] Closing date for applications April 10th 2015About Hillcrest House Nursing Home:A warm welcome awaits you at Hillcrest House Nursing Home.Hillcrest House Nursing Home is a purpose built facility set in quiet, discreet grounds on the outskirts of Letterkenny. The home is situated within very short drive of the local hospitals, shops, post offices, churches and the High street.We offer each individual a home in which to live as active a life as possible, to entertain family and friends, with the comfort of 24 hour Professional Nursing, Care and Support.It is this sense of homeliness, comfort and ease that creates the welcoming warmth and friendliness for which Hillcrest House is renowned and which is cherished by residents and friends alike.    JOB VACANCY: HILLCREST HOUSE NURSING HOME LOOKING TO RECRUIT was last modified: March 30th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessFeaturesjobsnewslast_img read more