GBA medal haul reaches 12

first_imgCaribbean Regional Badminton Confederation 2018– Priyanna Ramdhani takes gold againThe Guyana Badminton Association (GBA) will be very content on their trip home, as they will have 12 medals to show for the hard work they have put in over the past three weeks.Priyanna Ramdhani and Mishka Beharry display their medals in the Under 17 and Under 11 championshipsThe Caribbean Regional Badminton Confederation (CAREBACO) championships which served off on the August 17 with the Under 19 category, saw some of Guyana’s top players showcasing extraordinary talent and skill. What made the trip even more gratifying is that fact that it is the first year of participation for many of the players.After Priyanna Ramdhani’s haul in the Under 19 competition, the 16 year old went on to dominate the Senior category and made her last and most successful stop in the Under 17 tournament this week.The podium was indeed Ramdhani’s second home this week as she first copped gold in the Girls doubles division based on points.In the Under 17 girl’s singles final, Ramdhani met with and defeated Suriname’s Chaista Soemodipoero in straight sets 21-6, 21-7 to cop her second gold in the competition.The third time was a charm for the teenager as she entered the girl’s mixed doubles competition with her Trinidadian partner Vance Juteram. The duo completed two straight set of 21-15, 21-7 against Jair Naipal & Erisa Bleau of Suriname to take the final gold medal.After having medaled in the Under 17, Under 19 and Senior championships Priyanna Ramdhani’s performance can be considered as one of the best in the entire CAREBACO competition for 2018.The GBA has expressed extreme happiness with the performance of their players given that it is first time they are playing and medaled in the Seniors International and also it is also the first time they won the Under-19 International.last_img read more

TRAVEL: PORTAVENTURA’S HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR

first_imgAS autumn winds finally arrive in Donegal, thoughts may turn to warmer climes for the mid-term break.And if you’re looking for something different this Halloween you can combine all that Spain has to offer with some spooktacular fun for all the family at Portaventura.Those who’ve been to the theme park at any time will tell you all about the spills and thrills of some of the biggest rides in Europe. But from now until mid-November – and throughout Halloween – Portadventura is hosting it’s very own Halloween season.So as well as the usual fun in the theme park, there’s loads of fun to be had just walking around the park….as ghouls and ghosts can pop out from almost anywhere.Walking through the resort with its Hallowe’en decorations in gorgeous sunshine is bliss.The park is filled with pumpkins, giant spiders and there were specially-themed Halloween shows taking place. The lack of queues for any rides is a huge advantage of travelling at this time of the year.Despite the Aqua Park being closed for the season, there are enough water rides and heart-thumping roller coasters to keep everyone happy.Screams from the Shambhala, Europe’s tallest roller coaster, were warning enough for the faint hearted to avoid.Scary characters such as the Addams Family, the Mummy, and Dracula will parade through different areas of the park while monstrous creatures will lurk in the darkness of the Polynesian jungle walks, ready to freeze the blood of visitors eager to have fun and enjoy being frightened.Alternatively, visitors can brave “Horror in Penitence”, a macabre and inhospitable maze in the Far West with a gloomy and creepy atmosphere from which it is difficult to escape. Halloween 2014 brings terror shows that are fun for all ages. The Gran Teatro Imperial is decked out to host “Rock Symphony-Mystery”, an impressive mystery tale with dancers and acrobats in a gothic atmosphere to summon the souls from the beyond.The most daring may also enjoy the terrifying menu of “Vampires: Dinner Show”, in the legendary Far West Saloon, where dancers, actors, acrobats, magicians and singers sow panic and occasional laughter among the guests. Finally, the Mexican La Cantina will host “La Gran Fiesta (The big party)”, in which a cast of dancers and Mexicans perform the country’s traditional repertoire.What should I do?So what’s the best way of doing Portaventura from Donegal? The easiest way is by flying Easyjet from Belfast International Airport (Aldergrove) into Barcelona.You can stay in the city and take the train to Portaventura; or you can stay in the resort and be close by for days of fun.You can book tickets and hotels at this site with some fantastic offers for mid-term.http://www.portaventura.co.uk/How to get there?By Train :PortAventura has its own train station. Check all the information on www.renfe.es. or at this number 0034 902 24 02 02By Car:From Barcelona 1h : Take highway A7 (La Junquera-Valencia). Exit 35, direct access to the Park.Also accessible with the National highway N-340 (Barcelone-Valencia),the N-420 (Tarragona-Teruel) and the N-240 (Tarragona-Lleida).More information:Try Portaventura’s English Facebook Page here:https://www.facebook.com/PortAventuraOfficial/infoVideo promo here:  TRAVEL: PORTAVENTURA’S HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR was last modified: October 2nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegalHalloween 2014Hotel offersMid-Term breakoffersPortaventuralast_img read more