Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas has risen to the upper echelon six games into its campaign in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament and its captain Cherry Rondina intends to keep the Golden Tigresses’ progress going.The Tigresses climbed the ladder on Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre when they brushed off National University, 26-24, 25-17, 23-25, 25-17, to tie defending champion De La Salle in the third spot with 4-2 records.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Mid-range game good enough for June Mar Fajardo, says Yeng Guiao Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Being third is a good position to be in but Rondina believes UST is better than that and she’s out to prove that the Golden Tigresses are among the league’s top teams.“I’m always positive and I always think to myself that we’re on top,” said Rondina in Filipino. “So what we have to do now is just talk to each other and continue what we’re doing. We just have to avoid the simple errors that we could have converted into a good action.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsUST had a rough start this season after splitting its first four games and losing star spiker and reigning Rookie of the Year Milena Alessandrini to a knee injury.But instead of crumbling amid adversity, the Golden Tigresses used Alessandrini’s absence as motivation and went on to notch their first string of successive wins this season. Rondina, who had 16 points, said that with Alessandrini gone the rest of the team has to step up while also making a stand that the remaining players can fill in that void.“We’re staying on our goal and even though Milena’s gone we’re still here,” said Rondina. “We’re here to fill in the gap she left and we all trained in the same system so there’s no problem on that part.” Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Read Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
…says he’s going with “high hopes”Puran Brothers Disposal Services is owed more than $73 million by the Mayor and City Council (M&CC), and senior officials of that solid waste company have “high hopes” that they would soon receive their monies. Speaking with Guyana Timeson Monday, General Manager of Puran Brothers Disposal Services, Khalesh Puran, disclosed that company officials are planning to attend today a meeting with the City Council which was announced in sections of the media.“We will be getting an invitation to a meeting on Tuesday (today). I saw in the newspapers that we will be invited for a meeting tomorrow,” said Puran.Ironically, with less than 24 hours before the meeting is called, Puran Brothers have not yet been formally invited. Nevertheless, company officials are optimisticGeneral Manager of Puran Brothers, Khalesh Puranthat the outstanding sum would be paid off.“I’m hoping that we can meet with the relevant persons. We’re going in high spirits and see if we get paid. We’re going with high hopes,” Khalesh Puran has said.Asked whether the company would withdraw its services if the outstanding payments are not made as was previously announced, the general manager posited that he is counting on the “high hopes” with which company officials would be attending the meeting.Two weeks ago, both Puran Brothers and Cevon’s Waste Management had claimed to be owed some $150 million by City Hall. This debt was said to have been outstanding since the second quarter of 2018.Puran Brothers Disposal Service is owed $73 million, as previously mentioned, while Cevon’s Waste Disposal is owed $75 million. At that time, two weeks ago, the two entities had been contemplating pulling their services, since there was “no positive outcome” to their meetings with City Hall.It was also indicated that the two entities had been engaged by the Council on several occasions, but there weren’t any discussions on how their payments would be made. With the holiday season’s increased operational costs impending, there will be a steep escalation in the losses suffered by these entities as well. “We are contemplating a way forward together, because it’s affecting our working capital. To work for four months without receiving payment is kinda tough on us, because it’s a lot of costs behind these services that we provide,” Puran had stated.For one of the collectors, the monthly operational expenditure is somewhere in the vicinity of $15 million.City Hall’s financial crisis dates back to times when, with no other option, both solid waste collectors had been forced to withdraw their services until pending payments had been made. Staffers were also dismissed and later rehired in light of this process.
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Work on a new LIDL store for Letterkenny is to start within weeks.An application as made under alcohol licensing laws at Letterkenny District Court for the store.The store, which will be located at Port Road close to the Port Bridge, will provide 20 new jobs for the town. There will also be space for 72 cars to park.Gary Murray from LIDL told the court that the company operated a strict policy of sale of alcohol to minors.The company operated a Challenge 25 system.He explained this meant when an alcohol was scanned it alerted staff to check the person looked older than 25 and if they did not then to ask them for identification. Judge Paul Kelly granted the application to barrister Constance Cassidy on behalf of LIDL. NEW LIDL STORE TO CREATE 20 NEW JOBS was last modified: June 24th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Judge Paul KellyletterkennyLIDL
Winner: Nora StapletonNiamh Briggs accumulated 18 points as Ireland outfought and outfoxed a physical USA team to begin the Women’s Rugby World Cup in winning style with Donegal’s Nora Stapleton putting in a great performance for the Irish in Paris.Tries from prop Ailis Egan and star full-back Niamh Briggs sandwiched a Lynelle Kugler effort as the girls in green led 20-10 at half-time in muggy Marcoussis.A Carmen Farmer try brought the Americans back to within three points, but Briggs’ 60th-minute penalty proved to be the last score of an end-to-end Pool B opener with another Donegal player Larissa Muldoon on the replacements bench Although the US had won the sides’ last meeting 40-3 at the 2010 World Cup, Philip Doyle’s Ireland side have certainly kicked on since then – as evidenced by last year’s Grand Slam success.Briggs slotted a third minute penalty to give them an early lead here, Ireland getting off to a strong start on the back of a Claire Molloy-won lineout.But Doyle’s charges allowed the USA a foothold when they lost ruck possession near their 22 and Grace Davitt infringed at a subsequent ruck. The Americans turned down a kickable penalty and although their powerful lineout maul was stopped, flanker Kugler found space close in to score the opening try.Kimberly Rozier converted for a 7-3 scoreline but the scores continued to come at a rapid rate, Briggs splitting the posts in the 11th minute with a penalty from a similar distance to her first. The influence of the American set piece increased towards the end of the first quarter, but Siobhan Fleming got in to disrupt a lineout in her 22 and a follow-up choke tackle relieved the pressure.Clean possession was at a premium with the tackle and breakdown area fiercely competitive, while a promising break by Ashleigh Baxter was well defended.On the plus side, Ireland’s maul was beginning to look a potent weapon. The pack built momentum with three well-constructed drives, however half-backs Tania Rosser and Nora Stapleton were unable to unlock the US defence.The Irish forwards kept pressing and a 29th minute maul – outside the American 22 – led to lock Sarah Walsh being sin-binned. Opportunity knocked from the penalty and they needed no second invitation as Sophie Spence was hauled down short before Egan, with support from her front row colleague Gillian Bourke, plunged over from the ruck.Briggs’ successful conversion gave Ireland a 13-7 lead. The six-point buffer was a brief one though as hands in the ruck from openside Molloy earned her ten minutes in the bin and Rozier took the three points on offer. However, Ireland struck for their second try just before the interval as turnover ball from a lineout led to strong carries from Egan and Spence, who consistently punched holes in the defence, and a final pick-up at a ruck from Briggs saw her wrestle past two American defenders for the score.The Waterford woman converted her own try to put 10 points between the teams at the break, but again the US were quick to respond early in the second half.Barely a minute had elapsed when American lock Farmer muscled over from a couple of metres out. Number 8 Heather O’Brien had fumbled the restart, allowing the US to build immediate pressure from a scrum. Rozier added the extras for 20-17.Ireland’s error count increased as they coughed up ruck ball and the usually reliably Briggs let a high ball slip through her grasp, however Alison Miller did well to bring down the dangerous Vanesha McGee. There was little between the teams in a tight third quarter. Crucially though, centre Jenny Murphy made a terrific impact off the bench with two forceful runs – the second seeing her link well with Rosser off another muscular maul from the pack.The same attack led to USA replacement Shaina Turley picking up a yellow card close to her try-line and Briggs mopped up with a well-struck penalty right on the hour mark.Ireland were now back in the ascendancy as Baxter and the tireless Lynne Cantwell caught full-back Meya Bizer in possession. They had a tight grip of territory as they forced hurried clearances from the Americans with 15 minutes left.Briggs slid a drop goal attempt wide as Ireland tried to move clear by more than a converted try, entering the closing stages.Their greater experience showed as they continued to control territory and a hard-won victory was theirs, albeit with Briggs missing a last-gasp penalty which would have denied the US their losing bonus point.Next up for captain Fiona Coghlan and her team-mates is a fascinating first ever clash with New Zealand on Tuesday. The Black Ferns, who are the defending champions, overwhelmed Kazakhstan 79-5 earlier today.Said Coghlan: “There are aspects we need to improve on and we’ll look at that going into the New Zealand game.“But I think when you’re down, the ability to come back, go down and again and come back, that shows what this team is made of and the character that’s in the team.“Particularly in the last 10-15 minutes, we were all on the same page and everyone knew what we had to do in order to get the win. We’ll take great heart from this win.”USA: Meya Bizer; Vanesha McGee, Akalaini Baravilala, Emilie Bydwell, Sadie Anderson; Kimber Rozier, Jocelyn Tseng; Hope Rogers, Katy Augustyn, Jamie Burke, Carmen Farmer, Sarah Walsh, Jillion Potter, Lynelle Kugler, Kate Daley.Replacements: Kittery Wagner, Sarah Chobot, Sarah Wilson, Sharon Blaney, Shaina Turley, Deven Owsiany, Hannah Stolba.Ireland: Niamh Briggs; Ashleigh Baxter, Lynne Cantwell, Grace Davitt, Alison Miller; Nora Stapleton, Tania Rosser; Fiona Coghlan, Gillian Bourke, Ailis Egan, Sophie Spence, Marie Louise Reilly, Siobhan Fleming, Claire Molloy, Heather O’Brien.Replacements: Sharon Lynch, Fiona Hayes, Laura Guest, Paula Fitzpatrick, Larissa Muldoon, Jenny Murphy, Jackie Shiels.STAPLETON TASTES SUCCESS AS IRELAND SEE OFF USA IN WOMEN’S RUGBY WORLD CUP was last modified: August 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:IrelandLarissa MuldoonNora StapletonUSAWomen’s rugby world cup 2015
***Reserves / Seniors***Rinne Cloich Cheannfhaola an turas fada go Málainn tráthnóna Dé Sathairn. Ar an drochuair, chaill an dá fhoireann. Buailleadh na sinsir 2-14|1-7 agus an fhoireann tacaíochta 0-15|3-2 Our seniors and reserves made the journey to Malin on Saturday evening last. Unfortunately both teams came away with a loss; the seniors losing 2-14|1-7 and the reserves 0-15|3-2. The teams have a free weekend ahead and are then due to play Naomh Columba at home the following weekend! The teams have quite a few home games coming up now so please come down to show your support!****Campa Samhraidh/Summer Camp – C.L.G Chloich Cheann Fhaola******4ú – 8ú Iúil.Peil Gaelach, Sacair,Cispheil, Súilóidí Nadúra, Éalain,Cluichí agus cuid mhór imeachtaí eileAoiseanna: 7 – 12 .10.r.n – 3 i.nTáille: €30 páiste amháinBeirt Pháistí €50Triúir nó níos mo as an teaghlach amháin – €70T Léine san áireamh.Thuilleadh eolas ó Eibhlín ar 0863760815.4th – 8th of July.10am-3 pmGaelic Football, Soccer, Basketball, Volley ball, Art, Nature Walks, Treasure Hunts and much more.Children between the ages of 7 to 12 years.Cost for one child is €30Two children €50Three or more from the one family €70.Free T-Shirt for each child.For more information contact Eibhlín on 0863760815***Club Lotto*** Numbers drawn on June 1st were 1 3 6 7 13 17. We had no match 6 winners so jackpot rises to €2,750! We had 2 match 5 winners who win €50 each- congratulations to Eamonn McGarvey, (London) and Aisleen Cunninghamm, Killybegs. Next draw takes place June 8th in Óstan Loch Áltan prior to the bingo. The club lotto tickets are on sale in various outlets throughout the parish and will be on sale each Wednesday evening in Óstan Loch Áltan prior to the bingo.***Schools Coaching***As per previous years the club again held coaching sessions recently for the various schools in the parish. Many thanks to all the coaches and those who volunteered to help out over the past few weeks and many thanks to all the schools and kids who were a pleasure to work with! Maith sibh!***U-10’s***Well done to our U-10 team who travelled to Ardara on Monday to take part in a tournament. They played a blinder and came home Shield Winners! Well done lads and many thanks to their coaches and helpers who travelled with them!***Good Luck***On behalf of all at the club we would like to wish those members/players sitting their Junior/Leaving cert the best of luck over the next couple of weeks!GAA NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY SUFFER DEFEAT AWAY TO MALIN was last modified: June 7th, 2016 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:CloughaneelyGAASport
Serbia can book their place in the last 16 of the World Cup with a win over Group E opponents Switzerland.Mladen Krstajic’s side secured a crucial 1-0 victory against Costa Rica in their first game and are currently top of the table in a group which also has Brazil in it. LU BEAUTY Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football SUPERSTITION Aleksandar Kolarov’s wonderful free-kick sealed the win for Serbia Pure class A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Fallon d’Floor ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch Shy guy Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup 2 However, the Swiss will be feeling confident going into the game after battling to a 1-1 draw against tournament favourites Brazil in their opening game.Team newsSerbia do not have any major injury concerns so could well name the same side that featured in their opening games, while Switzerland are sweating on the fitness of Valon Behrami, the midfielder.What the players are saying Nemanja Matic (Serbia): “We respect Switzerland, but our goal will be to try to threaten them from the first to the last minute of the game, because we have the quality to do that.”Steven Zuber (Switzerland): “We will find out Serbia’s weak points.”Predicted line-upsSerbia: Stojkovic; Ivanovic, Milenkovic, Tosic, Kolarov; Milivojecvic, Matic; Tadic, Milinkovic-Savic, Ljajic; MitrovicSwitzerland: Sommer; Lichtsteiner, Schar, Akanji, Rodriguez; Zakaria, Xhaka; Shaqiri, Dzemaili, Zuber; SeferovicWhere can I stream Serbia v Switzerland?The match will be live on talkSPORT2. We’ll bring you commentary from 4pm.You can listen live by clicking this link – Serbia v Switzerland.Key playerSerbia: Sergej Milinkovic-Savic enjoyed a brilliant World Cup debut last week, so it is easy to forget the midfielder, born in Spain, is still a rookie on the international stage. Comparisons have been made between Milinkovic-Savic and past greats, ranging from Zinedine Zidane to Yaya Toure. His 12 Serie A goals in 2017/18 led all midfielders in the division. Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? NO JOY diamond geezer Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings Milinkovic-Savic enjoyed a great World Cup debut against Costa Rica Latest World Cup 2018 news Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song You’re the one Switzerland: Hailed as the brightest star in Swiss football when with Basel, Xherdan Shaqiri remains his countrys most threatening player. Likely to seek a move away from relegated Stoke City this summer, the World Cup is the perfect shop window for the winger to show why he has the likes of Bayern Munich and Inter Milan on his CV. Shaqiri found the net 15 times in 92 games over three years at Stoke, who paid a then-club-record £12m to sign him from Italy. A mercurial player, Shaqiri is no stranger to a wonder strike, and his thunderous overhead kick against Poland at Euro 2016 was voted goal of the tournament. Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches 2 misery Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter Good times
Tags: bright starsFahad BayoMehdi KisekaNelson SsenkatukaStarTimes Uganda Premeir Leaguetopvipers sc Vipers defeated KCCA FC to win the Super 8 last Sunday.StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueBright Stars FC v Vipers SCFriday 29th August, 2019Wankulukuku stadium, 4:30pmFresh from their Pilsner Super 8 final victory over former KCCA FC, Vipers sports club make a short trip to Wankulukuku as they face Bright Stars FC in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League in one of the games on Friday.It is going to be the first time for Bright Stars to host Vipers at Wankulukuku stadium having previously played at Nakivubo before they shifted to Champions stadium in Mwererwe.This is going to be the third time both clubs are meeting in the opening match, the last two all ended in draws, 0-0 at Mwererwe in 2017/18 and 1-1 in 2016/17 at Nakivubo Stadium.Team NewsFahad Bayo who had a good display in the Pilsner Super 8 against KCCA will be available to make his league debut for the Venoms.Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye and Karim Watambara miss out on the trip with a thigh and shoulder injury respectively.New recruits Allan Kayiwa, Rashid Toha, Farouk Musisi, Denis Mwemezi and Henry Kitegenyi may also make their league first starts for the Venoms if selected.The hosts will be led by team captain Nelson Senkatuka this time under a new head coach.Meddie Kisekka’s side will need Kalisa Jamil, Jungu Methodius and Angu James to be at their best in order to get the home win.Kisekka will be without Brian Kayanja, Juma Sebaduka and Brian Ezama who are suffering from injuries.The new unveiled players for Bright stars might not feature in their first game because of licenses.Match FactsThe hosts finished 8th on the 16 team UPL log during the 2018/19 season with 41 points out of the 30 matches, winning 10 matches, drawing 11 and lost 9 while Vipers finished second with 59 points garnered from 16 wins, 11 draws and losing just 3 games.Bright Stars and Vipers will be meeting for the 13th time in the league history with the Venoms in a commanding position having registered 6 wins, 6 draws and without a single loss out of the previous 12 encounters.Comments
An avid follower of Champ Americana and her dreams, my days are for the cult of Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and his style quotient. But my nights belong to my local hero MSD — Mahendra Singh Dhoni of course — and his cricket fiefdom. As for me, I coexist in both worlds.I am consumed all day with LBJ — the wild jump, the runaway shots, the slam dunk, the thumping of chest, the index-finger pointing into my face through the comfort of my television sets, the wild swoosh and unapologetic showmanship. The cumulative energy gives me a hefty sense of freedom in the glory of broad daylight from my past. But my nights are for finesse, style and mastery over the classics, in manners classical, that take me back to myself as I was meant to be. Even in the most abridged — and bombastic — version called the Indian Premier League, I keep searching for soft cover drives and the gentle cuts that steer the ball past the boundary line.I love sports and all that it’s evolved into in America. Frankly, for me, it’s more than the umpteen slam dunk of LeBron; it’s about the sound bytes, the lights, the colors, the intoxicating wildness and the pulsating calisthenics of the cheerleaders. Boy-O-boy! How woefully drab these arenas would be without the wriggles and thrusts in sheen outfits. Like the rest of you, I watch the whole event as a package. I love it just the way my America is seduced by it.But the moment I change channels, in an instant, I am transported to different tastes, different sensibilities and different opinions. I loves cricket with a passion that words can’t capture — it is something that can only be felt. My heart sings halleluiah to the deities on the field. But the off-the-field Apsaras (Cheerleaders) are for the fringes, an uncalled-for tease, nothing more than a below-the-belt bar-dancer.What a change I go through in a span of 24 hours to justify my existence. The crisp saris over the bold shots, is a painful attempt to hide more than the bare legs — it’s a way to hide my soul, my being, and a blueprint that I never quite discovered, at least not yet. Something’s got to be terribly wrong, either with me, or the world around.Just the other day I was at an egalitarian ensemble. We talked about the butchering of human rights in Darfur at length. I nodded at the facts I did not know and blabbered whatever little I knew. At the end, I topped it off with hearty contribution to make my presence felt. Oh! What a perfect evening it culminated into when everyone acknowledged my passionate plea for equal rights.But then this is only the one — and the adapted — side of me.To my origins, I owe a different side that rates a certain social stratification above everything human. And here is the irony: I like it that way. The feudalistic bend of what was once my nation has empowered me to not just control my life, but many lives — a retinue of servants follow me around town. These poor souls don’t go by their names, but by designation — jhadoo-poncha wali, toilet cleaner, washerman, driver. Believe me, it does not end there. They live on my pittance and, of course, a daily doze of invectives. But they never backchat, they never can, in deference to my India. You may say, as one of the fresh-off-the-boat, I have started living in the complexities of my own algorithm and that has left me with a bunch load of hypocrisies to deal with. You know what, you may well be right. I feel compelled to sip Chai and Pina Colada at the same time. Why can’t I just pass one for the other?Somehow, I have taken over the mantel of CD (confused desi) from the original — and unwilling —claimant to this infamous acronym, without the AB (American born) of course. The original ABs have slowly moved on to mesh with the mainstream without pretensions. They view my India not as theirs, and there is no nostalgia or mushy tell-tales in their narratives or reminiscences — indeed, they hardly reminisce anything Indian. India is viewed with a certain cynical objectivism. A mosquito bite or an open sewage is not to be romanticized. It’s a sore — one on the body, other on the city, and it is best dealt with that way — plainly, honestly, matter-of-factly.But when it comes to me, there is something two-faced about me. I try hard to hide behind the make-believe of adaptability and that “When in Rome do what the Romans do” theory, but something feels inexplicable, even defeatist, about it.Gosh! My body and mind have enacted so many roles that I am starting to forget what really makes for an honest and simple me. Who knows, quite unwittingly, I am living my own version of bipolar disorder. Related Items
While Fauja Singh, the 101-year-old marathon runner, carries the Olympic relay torch in London on July 21, the Sikhs would celebrate the occasion by organising a langar (community kitchen) along the road for public. They would serve free Roti Rolls at several key points along the Olympic torch route from Greenwich to Waltham Forest between 7 am to 8 pm.Fauja, the oldest torch bearer at London 2012, would carry the Torch on the 64th day of the Olympic Torch Relay when it reaches Newham. The Olympic Stadium is also located at Newham.The langar would be organized by United Sikhs, an organization dedicated to promoting the Sikh identity and tenets. “We are proud to share with the public the 500 year old Sikh tradition of serving free meals,” said Parvinder Kaur, who would manage the langar project.She said the Sikhs from the UK and around the world would be participating in celebrations. They would show the world how the community embraced diversity.”We hope to demonstrate through Langar how the community involves in selfless service. We will be serving thousands of free vegetarian meals along the route,” she said, adding “It would also showcase how community food can bring people from all walks of life together.”Paul Uppal, MP for Wolverhampton South West, meanwhile said that he always believed in promoting the big society as a Sikh and as a Conservative. “I am looking forward to seeing Gurdwaras from all over the country come together to serve others in the name of faith and community.”advertisementThe people serving the langar would also be branded in yellow t-shirts carrying Fauja Singhs image. The langar would be served at several service points in each of the five boroughs, each serving at least 1,000 vegetarian roti rolls within two hours.Fifteen furdwaras from South and East London already granted their consent for participating in the event. The organisation also demonstrated how to prepare roti-rolls, an improvised version of cooked mixed veg filled in rotis made of whole wheat flour and plain flour. An executive chef already apprised the volunteers how to prepare roti rolls.United Sikh also invited gurdwaras from Scotland and Wales to partner with the London gurdwaras to set up more langar service points. The sources said several Sikh from India have also been planning to reach London to support the project.