Inaugural SE Asia Games at Regents a resounding success

first_imgRegents’ acting principal, Grant Gillies, was clearly impressed, not only with the standard of play, but with the camaraderie and team spirit apparent.  At the Gala Dinner he selected a few highlights from the weekend which included Regents pupils filling in for a Northbridge team and playing with passion against their own team!  He also congratulated the boys and girls for their courage and commitment, as many had travelled away from family for the first time, to represent their schools.The results for the tournament were as follows:Basketball:Girls – 1st St Andrew’s Bangkok; 2nd BIS Ho Chi Minh City; 3rd Regents Pattaya; 4th Northbridge; 5th BVIS HanoiBoys – 1st BIS Ho Chi Minh City; 2nd St Andrew’s Bang­kok; 3rd Regents Pattaya; 4th Northbridge; 5th BVIS HanoiTee-Ball:Girls – 1st St Andrew’s Bangkok; 2nd BIS Ho Chi Minh City; 3rd Regents Pattaya; 4th Northbridge; 5th BVIS HanoiBoys – 1st BIS Ho Chi Minh City; 2nd St Andrew’s Bang­kok; 3rd Regents Pattaya; 4th Northbridge; 5th BVIS HanoiBritish Vietnamese International School Hanoi girls Tee-Ball squad strike a pose.Regents bat on their way to taking the bronze medal in boys Tee-Ball.British International School Ho Chi Minh take on BVIS at basketball.A Regents player hits a home run.Quick reactions from the Regents Tee-Ball fielders v St Andrews.BIS Ho Chi Minh girls took the Tee-Ball silver medal.Regents boys basketball squad earned a well-deserved bronze medal. Five teams, three countries, over 100 Year 5 and 6 children with a love of sport and a desire to compete – that was the successful recipe for the inaugural Nord Anglia South East Asia Games, held over the weekend Nov. 26-27 at Regents International School Pattaya.Over 100 students took part in the inaugural Nord Anglia South East Asia Games held over the weekend Nov. 26-27 at Regents International School in Pattaya.The schools represented at the tournament were Regents International School Pattaya, St Andrews International School Bangkok, British International School Ho Chi Minh City, Northbridge International School Cambodia and British Vietnamese International School Hanoi.Organised and run by the thoroughly dependable Regents PE staff, led by Andrew Crush and Roslyn McConnell, the tournament saw boys and girls competing in Tee-Ball and Basketball.  It was wonderful to see Nord Anglia Education schools from Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia come together in what, for most of them, was the first competitive international sports fixture they had experienced.While winning medals for their respective schools was the ultimate goal, the many other rewards for the competitors were obvious as they learnt firsthand about teamwork, perseverance and sportsmanship.  It was a delight to see the teams making friends with each other, and these new, cross-cultural friendships were very apparent on Sunday night when the teams met for a Gala Dinner at the Colchan Resort where they had been staying for the duration of the tournament.British International School Ho Chi Minh City students enjoyed a great sports day at Regents.last_img read more

French Open 2019: Want to play my best tennis here, says Novak Djokovic

first_imgWorld number one Novak Djokovic believes he is peaking at the perfect moment to win four successive Grand Slam titles for the second time in his career by capturing the French Open.The Serb became the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four Grand Slams simultaneously when he won the French Open for the first time in 2016.Now he stands on the cusp of doing it again, less than a year after many predicted his best days were behind him after his struggle to recover from elbow surgery.After a dip in form following his Australian Open triumph this year, the 15-times Grand Slam winner has impressed on the European claycourts, winning the Madrid title and reaching the final in Rome where he was beaten by French Open holder Rafael Nadal.He arrived at Roland Garros in peak condition and high on confidence.”This is the tournament I was preparing for, so to say, for last couple of months I wanted to peak in this tournament and this is where I want to play my best tennis,” Djokovic told reporters on Friday.”I’m sure I’m not the only one, but there’s extra motivation and incentive to win Roland Garros because of the opportunity to hold all four slams, something I did three years ago, and that gives me enough reason to believe I can do it again.”Last year in Paris Djokovic showed glimpses of his best form before falling to Italian Marco Cecchinato in the quarter-finals — then angrily walking into a press conference saying he was considering skipping Wimbledon.advertisementInstead he regrouped and took the title a few weeks later on the London lawns, before winning the U.S. Open and this year’s Melbourne title to reach 15 Grand Slam titles — five behind the mark of Roger Federer.The 32-year-old said he had tweaked his strategy in recent months to peak at the Grand Slams.”Because at this stage of my career, those are the ones that matter the most for me,” Djokovic added.”Those are the tournaments where I want to play my best. So we try to obviously set up a training schedule that would allow me to reach the top of my potential physically, emotionally, mentally for the Grand Slam.”Djokovic said Nadal was the favourite to claim a record-extending 12th title in Paris.”I think it wouldn’t be fair to pick anybody else but him as the main favourite, because he has won this tournament so many times,” he added.”He’s lost, what, two times in his career on Parisian clay? So lots of respect for him. We had a good match in Rome. He was a better player. Was just too strong.”Djokovic faces a tricky opener against Poland’s 43rd-ranked Hubert Hurkacz with a possible second-round against Sam Querrey, the American who beat him at Wimbledon three years ago.Also Read | French Open 2019: Roger Federer plays down title chancesAlso Read | Unfamiliar, but nice: Simona Halep back to defend French Open titleAlso Seelast_img read more

Kingsley Coman explains retirement comments

first_imgBayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman caused some concern among fans when he suggested that he would consider retirement if he required foot surgery againThe France international has suffered from two ligament tear injuries in his left ankle in the past year and suggested he would consider his future in football if he had to undergo more surgery.But now Coman insists his comments were merely misinterpreted.“That was misinterpreted,” Coman told Bild.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“I meant that I wouldn’t feel like having to go to rehabilitation again if I suffered the same injury once again in the same year – meaning in the next few weeks. I didn’t comment on anything further out in the future.”The 22-year-old made his return for Bayern this month after being sidelined since August after Bayern’s opening day win over Hoffenheim.Coman has made seven appearances for Bayern across all competitions this season.last_img read more

Himachal CM seeks copy of FIR in assets case

first_imgVirbhadra Singh filed an application before Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge S.C. Rajan.The court has fixed the matter for hearing for September 30 and asked the CBI to file response on the plea by Virbhadra Singh.Himachal Pradesh CM in his application has also sought the court’s permission to inspect the judicial record of the case lodged against him.In June, the CBI initiated a preliminary inquiry against Virbhadra Singh and his family over allegations of corruption and acquiring assets disproportionate to their known sources of income during his tenure as the union steel minister. Also Read – Punjab on alert after release of excess water from Bhakra dam”The FIR was registered when Virbhadra Singh was union steel minister. There was corruption and this has been proved now. He has no right to continue. He should resign,” union Health Minister J.P. Nadda said earlier.The case was registered on September 23 under the Prevention of Corruption Act against the former union minister, his wife Pratibha Singh, LIC agent Anand Chauhan and an associate Chunnilal.The CBI raided Virbhadra Singh’s private residence, Holly Lodge, located in Jakhu Hills in Shimla, on September 26. At that time, the chief minister and his family were not at home and celebrating his daughter’s wedding elsewhere.last_img read more