Thursday, July 22, 2010

National Press Club 5km Run

THE National Press Club (NPC) will be organising a 1Malaysia NPC Media Run on Aug 1 (Sunday).
The flag-off is at 8am from the vicinity of the NPC clubhouse at 84, Jalan Tangsi, Kuala Lumpur. The event is aimed at fostering camaraderie and promoting a healthy lifestyle among members of the media and public.
The 5km run is open to all members of NPC, media and also open to public.
The run will be divided into two main events - comprising four open and four media categories.
The Open category will be divided into Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Men and Women’s Veteran (age 40 and above) while the Media category will comprise men's women's Open and men's and women's veteran (age 40 and above).
Entrance fee is RM10 per person. Participants will each receive a T-shirt and a souvenir medal. They will also be able to take part in the lucky draw.
Forms can be collected from the NPC clubhouse at 84, Jalan Tangsi, KL or call Aftar Singh at 016-245 3839, Muharyani Othman at 012-285 9647 or Norul Huzanna at 017-3110187
The closing date for entries is July 30, 2010.

Malaysia win one, lose one Down Under

THE Malaysian senior side lost one and won their second match in Perth, Australia.
The seniors are in Australia to play a few friendlies in preparation for the New Delhi Commonwealth Games.
Malaysia lost to Australian club champions West Aus tralian Thunder Stick 4-1 in the first match with Amin Rahim scoring the solitary goal.
However, in the second match against the same team, Malaysia won 3-1 with the goals coming from Izwan Firdaus, Nabil Fiqri and Razie Rahim.
After the Australian Tour, the team will head for Europe to play a few friendlies and also a Four-Nation from Aug 24-29 involving France, Ireland, Poland and Scotland.

Amendment to pay, not elect MHF secretary

THE Malaysian Hockey Federation (MHF) council meeting on July 27 is expected to endorse an amendment to their constitution which may turn the post of sectary general into a paid post, instead of an elected official.
The move is being headed by MHF president Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah to make administration of the association more accountable.
“The issue will be discussed in the council meeting next week, and after the council approves it, an Extra Ordinary General Meeting will be called.
“And if there is a two-thirds mandate at the EOGM, the amendment will be submitted to the Sports Commissioner’s office to be endorsed,” said a council member who declined to be named.
The MHF is also expected to tighten other areas in their constitution, which has been abused by certain quarters to their benefit.
“The special projects committee (under vice-president M. Gobinathan) will also tighten the functions and powers of the various committees and sub-committees to make daily ad ministration much simpler,” said the council member.
And with the MHF elections slated for the end of this year, the new amendments will be immediately utilised and if the plan becomes a reality, there will not be an election for the post of the secretary this year.
At present the MHF secretary is Hashim Yusoff, who was elected in the last elections.