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Bintulu Mountain Bike Winners 2017 (Photos)

Congratulations to all the winners. Hope to see you guys again next year.

Men veteran three laps around Wisma Bintulu mountain bike track was won by Chung Xan Tang, second to his teammate Osama bin Abdul Malik of Team Promenade Hotels.

Third place to Supian bin Nor of Corbusier team.

In the men open a six laps race was won by Sabahan Laurel Lauridsen Adrian of Corbusier team and second by Muh I’maadi bin Abd. Azi of Bro’s cycling project Brunei and third Wan Haikal bin Wan Zainal of Sonamu Cycling Team, Kuching.

Bintulu team Blue Sky Team won the 2 laps under 19 with Hii Yu Heng, second went to Muhd Awar bin Muhd Hairolrani, Brunei of Bro’s cycling project and third to Muhd Awar teammate Imanizayidi bin Haji Yunaidi.

The ladies open won by Nik Nadila binti Nik Idris of Kelantan, Corbusier Team, second to Rosnina anak Minggu and third Sharon Yii of Swan cycling club.

Here are some of the actions captured on camera.

Pix: Will Tan
Pix: Will Tan
The slippery slope was where the real action really was. Pix Jason Ngo
The rainy day make the race much more fun to watch. Pix Jason Ngo
Ouch…darn slippery. Pix Jason Ngo
Pix Jason Ngo
Run…before you get hit by the bike. Pix Jason Ngo
Bike first, rider follow. Pix Jason Ngo

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Bintulu Mountain Bike Challenge 2017

Happy weekend everyone. If you are into outdoor activities you would be interested in checking out what’s happening at Tanjung Batu today and tomorrow.

In the hilly terrain, forested area surrounding Wisma Bintulu and Taman Tumbina Bintulu, today is teeming with mountain bikers – competing in this year Bintulu Mountain Bike Challenge.

This yearly event with several international participants will end Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.

So drive up to Tanjung Batu, check out the competition.

The mountain bike trail surrounding forested area of Wisma Bintulu at Tanjung Batu.
Bintulu mountain bike challenge, Tanjung Batu. (Pix DNA Sports Bintulu)
Bintulu mountain bike challenge, Tanjung Batu. (Pix DNA Sports Bintulu)
Bintulu mountain bike challenge, Tanjung Batu. (Pix DNA Sports Bintulu)

Ujibakat Zon Tatau (FIKON 3 2014) [EVENT]

fikon3-2014

Sesi Ujibakat Zon Tatau bagi FIKON 3 akan diadakan di tempat, tarikh dan masa seperti dibawah. Semua adalah dijemput.

TARIKH: 28 SEPTEMBER 2014 (AHAD)
MASA: 8:00 PAGI-11:00 MALAM
TEMPAT: DEWAN SUKAN TATAU

Kategori yang dipertandingkan:
1. NYANYIAN (TERBUKA)
-BERUMUR 15-44 TAHUN
-WARGANEGARA MALAYSIA
-LAGU BEBAS (MELAYU/IBAN/INGGERIS/CINA)
(KECUALI BLACK METAL DAN BERUNSUR LUCAH)

2. NYANYIAN (SUARA EMAS)
-BERUMUR 45 TAHUN KE ATAS
-WARGANEGARA MALAYSIA
-LAGU BEBAS (MELAYU/IBAN/INGGERIS/CINA)
(KECUALI BLACK METAL DAN BERUNSUR LUCAH)

3. BINTULU GOT TALENT
-BERUMUR 6 TAHUN KE ATAS
-WARGANEGARA MALAYSIA
-MENGETENGAHKAN PELBAGAI BAKAT SEPERTI BERLAKON/PENGACARA/TIRU GAYA ARTIS/PELAWAK/MENARI (SOLO/BERKUMPULAN)/BERMAIN ALAT MUZIK (SOLO/BERKUMPULAN)

Bayaran penyertaan adalah RM10 (jika anda menghantar borang penyertaan dengan segera/sebelum tarikh tutup penyertaan. Yuran akan dinaikan ke RM15 jika anda menghantar borang pada tarikh ujibakat diadakan atau anda peserta ‘walk-in’.

Tarikh tutup penyertaan Zon Tatau pada Rabu, 24 September 2014. Sila Hubungi DYG HALIMAH: 0138402843 (ZON TATAU) / untuk keterangan lanjut sila hubungi TUAH JILI(TJ) : 0138402884.

Fans vandalized Stadium Negeri after 1-1 draw against Perak [photos]

Sarawak football fans were more than unhappy when the team managed only a draw against Perak at the State Stadium last night.

Ill-treated by Perak FC supporters in Ipoh recently, a group of the local fans retaliated by blocking Perak team bus from leaving the stadium.

Some directed their angered by throwing firecrackers, vandalizing facilities around the stadium including advertisement billboards.

Two police cars were overturned with one being set alight, according various sources.

Police Federal Reserve Unit had to fire teargas to disperse the rowdy crowd.

Here are photos of the incident via Crocs News Update.

A police car burning outside  State Stadium Kuching.
A police car burning outside State Stadium Kuching.

Kuching Marathon to offer bigger cash prize and better facilities in future [photos]

Kenyans Cherop Ezekiel winner and Peter Keter runner up with Minister of Tourism Datuk Amar Abang Johari second right.

The inaugural Kuching Marathon 2014 had attracted over 5,500 marathoners from 30 countries according the event organizer Kuching Marathon Association.

Sarawak Minister of Tourism Datuk Amar Abang Johari said the Kuching Marathon is a new pride of Sarawakians.

“I really hope it will be included in the Asian marathon calendar soon,” he said and told Kuching Marathon Association (KMA) to seek international accreditation.

“I heard that many of the international participants love the unique combination of scenic beauty and levels of difficulty of this Kuching Marathon.

“To me, that is a compliment for the people of Sarawak.”

Abang Johari also wanted the organizer to offer bigger cash prizes in future and all the event related facilities to be upgrade by next year.

Kenyan Cherop Ezekiel crossed the finish line in 2hr 22min 2sec to win the men’s open full marathon crown that offer RM15,000 (US $4,750) cash prizes.

He was followed by Peter Keter (2hr 22min 39sec) and Nelson Kirwa Rotich (2hr 24min 47sec).

In the women’s open full marathon, Ruth Chemisto Matebo finished the 42km distance in 2hr 55min 2sec. Viola Jepchirchir Kimeli also went under 3 hours with a time of 2hr 55min 25sec to take second spot ahead of Cecilia Wangui Warutumo (3hr 1min 29sec).

Winners of the other categories included:

  • Ling Mee Eng (women’s veteran full marathon),
  • Kibarus Alex Kiporir (men’s open half marathon),
  • Jackline Nzivo (women’s open half marathon),
  • Lim Soo Gek (women’s veteran half marathon),
  • Lee Kim Hing (men’s veteran half marathon),
  • Norzaliza Mohd Asri (women’s open 10km),
  • Peh Yong Heng (men’s open 10km).

Here are few photos of the event taken by John Huong and Kuching Marathon Association.

Continue reading Kuching Marathon to offer bigger cash prize and better facilities in future [photos]

Event : Belaga Rainforest Challenge 2014

Belaga Rainforest Challenge 2014, August 14-17, 2014.
Belaga Rainforest Challenge 2014, August 14-17, 2014.

Belaga District will be organizing ‘Belaga Rainforest Challenge’ it fifth edition from 14 August to 17.

What’s the highlights? The main event will be a 20km run along undulating terrains from Segaham to Belaga.

There will be cultural shows, power boat race and karoake competition.

Call Belaga District office – +6 086 461 315 / 461 339 for details.

Belaga Rainforest Challenge 2010.

The exit to Belaga town on the right.
Belaga road is narrower than most road you’ve seen.
A slight old aerial photo of Belaga town. But the town is look pretty much the same, except now there is a bridge crossing the Belaga river on the right.
The Belaga Rainforest Challenge 2010.

Antoine Griezmann devastated after French exits the World Cup

Antoine being consoled by teammate
Antoine being consoled by teammate

‘This is the biggest disappointment of my career,” Antoine Griezmann, 23, told RTL after his team’s defeat to Germany in the World Cup quarter-final in Rio Brazil, this morning.

The Real Sociedad winger was a frustrated figure in attack for Didier Deschamps’ side as Mats Hummels’ first-half goal proved to be enough to condemn les Bleus to a World Cup exit.

And Griezmann, who was visibly devastated after the final whistle, concedes the loss is the most difficult he has had to contend with.

Germany will be facing either host Brazil or Colombia in the semi final.

Goal! The sole goal that push France out of the World Cup.

Belgium two goals in extra ends U.S World Cup dream

Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne (7) slips a shot past Tim Howard in the first extra session.

Extra-time goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku sealed a thrilling 2-1 victory for Belgium over a spirited United States on Tuesday and set up a World Cup quarter-final clash with Argentina.

After dominating normal time and being frustrated by an inspired Tim Howard in the U.S. goal, De Bruyne struck in the 93rd minute, collecting a loose ball before turning and firing home an angled shot from seven meters.

In a pulsating extra-time, substitute striker Lukaku powered home a second on 105 minutes after a clever De Bruyne pass before Julian Green’s neat volley ensured a tense finish in which Clint Dempsey almost sneaked an equalizer.

“We had about 15 chances, we were controlling the game I think it is largely deserved even though at the end we conceded one,” Belgium coach Marc Wilmots told reporters.

“My players reached their limits to qualify. I said fresh legs would be important today and that is how it was. Now the whole of Belgium can celebrate.”

It could have been very different for the Belgians had U.S. substitute Chris Wondolowski not horribly skewed wide from five meters in the dying seconds of normal time to seal what would have been a smash and grab victory.

Tim Howard sets a World Cup record for saves in a game.

“It was heart-breaking. We left it all out there but we lost to a really good team. It hurts but hats off to Belgium they were fantastic,” Howard said in a televised interview. “Sometimes when you give your best it doesn’t come off. We put them under real pressure at the end and fell short but it was an unbelievable night and we have an incredible group of players.”

Belgium enjoyed nearly all the possession and looked the more dangerous side throughout as the U.S. were forced to set up camp outside their own penalty area and look to attack on the break.

On his first start in Brazil, Belgium striker Divock Origi was in on goal inside 40 seconds but his low drive was parried away for a corner by Howard, while the lively De Bruyne should have done better after 23 minutes having found space in the box.

TAME VOLLEY

Dempsey’s tame volley represented the best chance for the Americans in the first half and they were forced to dig deep again after the interval to cope with another Belgian onslaught.

Dries Mertens and Jan Vertonghen tested Howard before Origi went close with a header that hit the crossbar. Howard was again on hand to repel Kevin Mirallas and he dealt with two more stinging Origi shots and a Vincent Kompany effort.

With extra time moments away, United States’ Wondolowski missed a glorious chance that they would come to rue.

All Belgium’s goals in Brazil had come after the 70th- minute mark and their persistence finally paid off in extra time when De Bruyne fired home after Lukaku raced down the right wing and centered.

U.S. midfielder Julian Green finally gets the Americans on the board, but it is too little too late.

De Bruyne returned the favor on 105 minutes, teeing up the frontman to power home a second which sparked a thrilling finale.

Roared on by deafening chants of ‘USA’, Juergen Klinsmann’s side summoned the energy to raise American hopes.

Midfielder Green met a chipped Michael Bradley pass to volley home two minutes later and Dempsey almost forced penalties, only for his clever set-piece effort to be foiled by Thibaut Courtois.

The win was Belgium’s fourth in four games in Brazil and sealed their first World Cup quarter-final appearance since 1986. They will play Argentina on Saturday. — REUTERS

World Cup 2014 Group E: France beats Honduras 3-0

Recap of yesterday matches between France and Honduras. The Les Blues Les Blues dominated the opening period and led 1-0 at half-time.

Wilson Palacios barged into the back of Paul Pogba, conceding a penalty and seeing a red card. It was calmly converted into a goal by Karim Benzema.

Benzema played a big part in the second goal, shortly after half-time, as his strike came off the woodwork before Noel Valladares pushed it over the line—a goal confirmed by the goal-line technology system.

Karim Benzema’s penalty

Watch the highlights of the match below.

Messi fooled by Ronaldinho lookalike Robinson at Argentina training

Ronaldinho lookalike being  escorted by securities off the pitch.
Ronaldinho lookalike being escorted by securities off the pitch.

A Ronaldinho lookalike managed to evade security and access to Argentina star player Lionel Messi yesterday.

Lionel Messi immediately burst into laughter when he was approached by the man later identified as Robinson Oliveira who was a dead ringer of his former Barcelona team-mate Ronaldinho.

Robinson told Goal.com “when he saw me he was shocked because he thought I was the real Ronaldinho and he told me that I didn’t need to run on the pitch to see him.

“What are you doing running on here to see me?’ When he held my hand, I went down on my knees [and bowed]. It was so emotional,” he said.