BANGKOK, July 20 -- Thai Vietjet will play host to the THAIPA Airline Pilot League 2019, an annual football league for Thai pilots from airlines in Thailand.
The Thai Vietjet representative and Captain Sanong Mingcharoen, Leader of the Thai Pilots Association, held a media conference at The Grand Fourwings Convention Hotel. “Vietjet is delighted and honoured to support the activity for aviation people in Thailand, which shows our lively spirit to contribute to the community,” the Thai Vietjet representative said. He said the league will be held on August 20 at Grand Soccer Pro fields on Kaset Nawamin Road from 8am to 6pm. Twenty teams from 12 airlines and aviation institutes in Thailand are taking part this year. THAIPA Airline Pilot League aims to create and strengthen relations among Thai pilots, and harmonise the pilots association with related organisations. The league kicked off in 2014, with different airlines taking turns to host the annual event.
PAU, July 19 -- There is nothing bigger for male riders than victory at the Tour de France. It's the pinnacle of cycling. But there is no such prize for female riders.
Despite calls from cycling's governing body UCI for the creation of a women's Tour, organizers of cycling's marquee race have yet to come up with plans for an equivalent. All they offer in July is a one day-race, La Course, that was held on the margins of the Tour de France on Friday in Pau and won by Dutch rider Marianne Vos. Fresh from winning four stages at the 10-day Giro Rosa in Italy, Vos added another trophy to her large collection in the southwestern city of Pau, but victory in France did not taste the same. "It was an incredible feeling to win four stages at the Giro, at the highest level," said Vos, a three-time world champion. "Here at La Course, it was really nice to show this form."
Tour organizers ASO have been holding the event since 2014 and say it's not possible for them to operate a longer race, for logistical and security reasons. "We are not capable of organizing another event during the Tour," Tour director Christian Prudhomme told The Associated Press. "About 29,000 police forces are mobilized for three weeks. France has been struck by attacks, there were the yellow vests (protesters). It's impossible to have even just one extra security staff during the Tour."
MADRID, July 19 -- It has been a strange 48 hours for Barcelona left back Marc Curcurella which have seen the young defender pass through three different clubs.
On Tuesday, Barcelona decided to take up the four million (4.5 million US dollars) euro buy-back option they had with Eibar (after the club he spent last season on loan with had themselves taken up an option to make that loan deal permanent at the end of last season). That meant the 20-year-old was briefly back in the discipline of the club where he had begun his career. However, Curcurella's return to the Camp Nou was about as brief as they can get as late on Thursday evening Barcelona reached agreement with Getafe to send him on loan at the side from the south of Madrid for another season. Getafe also have the option to make the move permanent at the end of the 2019-20, with Barcelona to receive 40 percent of the price of any future sale of the player. "FC Barcelona and Getafe have reached an agreement for the loan of the player Marc Cucurella to the Madrid based club for the 2019-2020 season," confirmed the Barca website, which also wished the youngster luck for the future. The move to Getafe will give Cucurella the chance to play European football with Getafe in this season's Europa League after finishing fifth in the Liga Santander last season.
2019 Formula 1 World Championship Drivers' Standings
SILVERSTONE, July 13 -- Race results of the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Circuit, round ten of the 2019 Formula 1 season.
2019 Formula 1 British Grand Prix - Race Results
* Lewis Hamilton: Fastest Race Lap (1m 27.369)
** Sebastian Vettel: 10 seconds penalty for causing a collision
SILVERSTONE, July 14 -- Starting grid for the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Circuit, round ten of the 2019 Formula 1 season.
2019 Formula 1 British Grand Prix - Starting Grid
SILVERSTONE, July 13 -- Full results from qualifying for the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Circuit, round ten of the 2019 Formula 1 season.
2019 Formula 1 British Grand Prix - Qualifying Results
SILVERSTONE, July 13 -- Full results from third practice for the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Circuit, round ten of the 2019 Formula 1 season.
2019 Formula 1 British Grand Prix - Free Practice 3 Results
SILVERSTONE, July 12 -- Full results from first practice for the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Circuit, round ten of the 2019 Formula 1 season.
2019 Formula 1 British Grand Prix - Free Practice 1 Results