Decision not expected on Naomh Colmcille appeal until ‘later in the week’

first_imgNaomh Colmcille must wait to learn if their appeal against an eight-week suspension has been successful.The Newtowncunningham-based club met with the Donegal Hearings Committee last night in a bid to overturn the sanction after they were found to be in breach of the GAA’s official guide when staging a charity fundraiser at Pairc Colmcille.The club has been advised of the timescale involved and a decision won’t be known today. It is expected that a verdict will be communicated by the end of the week. A fundraising tournament was held in aid of Paul Dillon, a former player and coach at the club, who has been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.The tournament was part of a wide fundraising drive that raised a collective €85,000 to carry out necessary repairs to the Dillon family home.Donegal GAA was alerted to the tournament and last week the club learned of the penalty, which has been roundly criticised since.Naomh Colmcille have been penalised under sections 5.1 and 6.4 of the GAA’s official guide and were handed a proposed eight-week suspension and a €500 fine. Naomh Colmcille were charged for an ‘unauthorised tournament held on Pairc Colmcille on 23rd February 2019 and the use of grounds for this tournament’.Were the Hearings Committee to rule in favour of the Donegal GAA management committee, Naomh Colmcille could appeal to the next available body – the Ulster Hearings Committee.Decision not expected on Naomh Colmcille appeal until ‘later in the week’ was last modified: May 2nd, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Donegal GAADonegal Hearings CommitteeNaomh ColmcilleNewtowncunninghamPaul Dillonlast_img read more

Stunning pictures from on high

first_imgWe have seen many stunning pictures taken from aircraft over the year but these are amongst the best of the best.Taken by Christiaan (JPC) van Heijst a pilot with a major freight airline they are truly spectacular.Christiaan founded www.Amazing-Aviation.com in 2013 with colleague Daan Krans and the two world-renowned photographers bring a new dimension to portraying aviation with striking imagery, unrivaled in quality, accuracy and almost always with a flair for the artistic.In this photo essay, we feature the work of Christiaan who has worked for 12 years as an airline pilot and professional photographer. He starting his flying career on the Fokker 50 Turboprop, flying under contract in Africa and Afghanistan for almost two and a half years.Then he moved on to Transavia.com where he flew the Boeing 737NG for almost five years before making his most rewarding step in early 2011 to Europe’s leading All-Cargo-Airline; Cargolux International Airlines.Flying the true Queen of the Skies, the Boeing 747-400 and the latest 747-8 Freighter as a Senior First Officer on a long haul global network Christiaan always has his camera within reach, ready to capture the magic above the clouds and the world from a unique pilot’s perspective.The captions below each photo are remarks by Christiaan.To order these photos and to see the entire magnificent collection click here;last_img read more

Thieves Rob Microsoft Office, Take Only iPads

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Seriously, this must hurt. Someone raided Microsoft’s Silicon Valley Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., and stole five iPads, but left all the Microsoft stuff just sitting there. This happened over the Christmas break. Not a big deal, as these things go. The iPads were worth about $3,000 in total. But still, not a great publicity coup. The news showed up first in a local Palo Alto paper, The Daily Post, after Microsoft reported the theft to police. (They might be wishing they hadn’t done that.) Some people thought it might be a hoax, but apparently it’s true. Wow.Image courtesy of Reuters. dan lyons Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Apple#iPad#Microsoft The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

India Asks ICC To Snap Ties With Terror Supporting Nations

first_imgThe Indian cricket board (BCCI) has written to the game’s governing body urging the cricket community to sever ties with any nation from where “terrorism emanates”, its chief administrator said on Friday.The move follows a suicide-bomber attack last week that killed 40 Indian paramilitary troops in disputed Kashmir. The attack, the worst ever in the troubled area, was claimed by Pakistan-based militants. Read it at Channel News Asia Related Itemslast_img

Final 4 drive

first_imgBecoming his own man Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next San Sebastian has been adequately picking up the pace in the race to the Final Four of the NCAA Season 95 men’s basketball tournament.But despite moving into the circle of contenders, the Stags are very much aware that a defeat—even to a team with a losing record like the Perpetual Help Altas—could spell a big difference in the end.ADVERTISEMENT DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers MOST READ Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ “I have to motivate the team to work harder regardless of who we are facing,” said San Sebastian coach Egay Macaraya in Filipino.A victory over the Altas (3-7) at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan at 12 noon on Tuesday will give the Stags a tie with idle Lyceum in second spot at 8-3.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40In other games, Mapua intends to sustain the fire that gutted the Letran Knights when the Cardinals face the Blazers at 2 p.m. before the Jose Rizal Heavy Bombers and the Arellano Chiefs take the floor at 4 p.m.Just as the Stags are speeding things up for an energetic final push, Most Valuable Player contender Allyn Bulanadi is likewise taking charge of San Sebastian’s offense. This jewelry designer is also an architectcenter_img Bolts stay home; Beermen, Elite, KaTropa in Macau LATEST STORIES Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics The 6-foot-3 wingman, running third overall in the MVP race, has been tallying handsome figures capped by a career-high 32 points in an 83-67 thrashing of College of St. Benilde to open their second-round campaign.But San Sebastian isn’t all about Bulanadi. Court general RK Ilagan is superb at the backcourt while forwards Alvin Capobres and JM Calma have been consistently contributing at the frontline as well.Perpetual big man Ben Adamos and spitfire Edgar Charcos have to concoct something with the rest of the Altas to prevent them from spiraling further.Noah Lugo, Paolo Hernandez, Cyril Gonzales and Justin Serrano are just some of the weapons that the Cardinals (4-6) will throw on the Blazers, who have lost four of their last five games and fell to 6-4.Running fifth, St. Benilde couldn’t sustain a hot start and must win games in a string again to keep pace with the leaders heading into its final eight games of the elimination round.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

MCC recommends red card suspension, limit to bat size

first_imgMumbai, Dec 7 (PTI) In order to bring about a balance between bat and ball, the game?s lawmakers ? Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) ? has recommended limiting bat size edges and depths. In addition, the MCC?s World Cricket Committee, headed by former England captain Mike Brearley that met here for two days ending today, has also come up with the radical suggestion of introducing a football-hockey-like red card as punishment for violent acts on the cricket field. The committee also deliberated on the ball-tampering laws which it felt will remain unaltered, was split vertically on the possibility of reducing Test cricket from a five-day affair to a four-day one, it was announced by Brearley, former Australian captain Ricky Ponting, former Pakistan opener Rameez Raja and MCC?s head of cricket ? John Stephenson ? here today. Other recommendations included urging the International Cricket Council, the world body governing the game, to continue to work towards introducing a World Test Championship and presenting the case for cricket at the Olympic Games and changing the law on ball striking a fielder?s helmet, it was announced by the panel. All these recommendations will be sent to the main MCC Committee and if approved these changes will be implemented into the new code of the Laws of Cricket, which will be introduced on October 1, 2017. On the suggestion to reduce the bat size, Ponting said that 60 per cent of the world?s professional players supported the decision to limit them to 40 mm on edges and 67 mm for depths, including 7 mm for curvature. “We want to limit the edges to 38-42 mm. Some of the players have edges in excess of 50mm. We are happy with what we have come up which will restore the balance between the bat and the ball. We have seen top-edges and leading edges going for sixes. Even with the limit in bat size big hitters can still clear the ropes,” said Ponting. It was announced that the ball tampering law, which was recently in the news when South Africa captain Faf du Plessis was caught on camera using a mouth mint to polish the ball during the series in Australia, will remain the same. “Don?t be caught,” was the advice given by both Brearley and Raja. On the question of the player being red carded Brearley said it will act as a deterrent. “We discussed the yellow card (temporary) suspension too but then decided against it. The red card is for most extreme cases only,” the former England opener said. As per the suggestion, umpires will be given the power to eject cricketers from a game for serious disciplinary breaches. The player can be removed for threatening an umpire, physically assaulting another player, umpire, official or spectator or for any other act of violence on the field of play. The reason for this radical suggestion was that cricket is one sport in which there is no in-match punishment for poor behaviour of the player by the umpires, the committee felt. The change in the law striking a fielder?s helmet says that catches and stumpings will be permitted after the ball has struck a fielder?s worn helmet. At present catches and stumpings may be taken off a wicket keeper?s pads, the use of which is optional, and so it seems unfair that they should not be permitted after hitting a helmet, the wearing of which has become compulsory in the game in some countries, the committee said. The change for the caught law will include a ball becoming lodged or trapped in the grille of the fielder?s helmet, in the same way as it is caught if it gets trapped between the wicket keeper?s pads or in a fielder?s sweater or pocket, the committee stated. The committee also discussed four-day Tests and day-night Tests and was split on the former suggestion. About the need to try and include cricket in the Olympic Games, the committee said that the Indian Cricket Board chief Anurag Thakur, who was asked about it separately, told them that he had ?an open mind? on the subject. BCCI has been a stumbling block in the past over cricket being played in multi-sport Games such as Olympics, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games. The next meeting of the committee will be held at Lord?s London on July 3 and 4. PTI SSR BS BSadvertisementlast_img read more

Roger Federer urges tennis players to respect ball boys and girls

first_imgReacting to Fernando Verdasco’s rude behaviour with a ball kid over a sweaty towel, Roger Federer has urged the players to respect ball boys and ball girls.Spaniard Verdasco was cast as a villain on social media last week after appearing to berate a ball boy for not bringing his towel quickly enough during a semi-final defeat at the Shenzen Open.A video of the world number 30 impatiently gesticulating and appearing to rant at the youngster swiftly circulated on social media, leading to a raft of criticism from fans and pundits.Federer on Tuesday stopped short of criticising Verdasco — acknowledging that nerves can become ragged in competition — but he did stress the need to respect ball kids.How to ruin some kid’s tennis dream. Fernando Verdasco is a prick with an epic sense of entitlement pic.twitter.com/qym9ZXDdJ8Richard Morton (@Lionheart1970) October 1, 2018″Sure you always want to respect the ball kids for who they are and the great job that they’re doing,” the Swiss said, adding “but it’s not easy for each and every player to control their emotions exactly.”Federer, who himself acted as a ball boy in his youth, said he felt most of the young helpers understood the pressure players are under, but that it was vital they enjoyed a good experience at tournaments.”The ball kids are really important to us because they are also maybe the future of our game,” the Swiss, in Shangahi for the Masters tournament, said.”I was happy when I left a tennis tournament, I felt like, ‘oh man, it was just all good’,” he said of his time as a ball boy.advertisement”There were no negatives, so you don’t want to have them leave feeling like, oh my god, like I was not appreciated or I was not liked or it was actually a horrible thing, you know?”So yes, it needs to be taken care of.”Not so long ago the likes of Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors would fetch their own drinks and take care of themselves at changeovers.These days modern pampered players plant themselves in a courtside chair and gesture for drinks, ice-packs, bananas, towels, new rackets and anything else they may need.The tide, though, may be turning.At next month’s Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan — the season-ending tournament for the best Under-21 male players — players will be instructed to use a towel rack at the end of the court “to remove the onus on ball kids to handle towels”.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Notes on Mike Gundy’s Central Arkansas Press Conference

first_imgCoach Gundy discusses the CMU game, thoughts on the pace of the offense, the O-line, special teams and a little about Central Arkansas.Opening• “Health-wise we’re pretty good. Looking forward to another week of practice. Guys are fresh and ready to get back at it with the extra day off.”On Central Michigan“We missed some plays – our communication’s not as good as we want it to be. Each week we’ll get a little better. That’s what good football teams do.”• When asked to compare CMU to the Big XII: “Well, you’re talking about 10 teams compared to one. I will say this, there’s several teams in their conference, on the right day, right environment, could compete with anyone in this league.”Darrion Daniels• “He was 300 pounds when he walked in here. We don’t get too many 300-pounders. Haven’t got that many 300-pounders; most of the time we get guys 250-260 and we’re developing them into that position.”• “He’s got a good background; he’s a little more mature than most. He’s got a baby-face; but, body-wise, we don’t’ get many guys like that.”• This was interesting – when he was asked to compare Daniels to James Castleman: “He’s a little further along at this point.” (Kyle talked about Gundy’s comments in more detail here.)Mason Coming Home• Coach was asked about Mason playing his first home game and can he (Gundy) relate to how Mason must feel: “Well, mine was a little different. I came in at halftime. I wasn’t in any position or ready to play. It was a surprise. His is not.” I loved that response for some reason.• “I think this is his first home game in like 8 games” (!!!??!!) “His high school playoffs and state championship games were all on the road. I’m sure he’s excited, but he doesn’t say a whole lot.”On Special Teams• “We were real pleased with the communication between Seales and Carr on kickoff returns. They stayed level-headed.”• “84 (Jalen McCleskey – so Gundy!) went after punts trying to return them. That’s encouraging to us. We have a lot of confidence in his ability to catch the ball.”• On Ben Grogan’s somewhat erratic performance: “We have complete confidence in Ben. He’ll improve. Don’t believe kickoffs factor into field goals. If we determine they do, we’ll have to make adjustments.”• On Zach Sinor: “Zach played good. He had one punt that was poor, but for the most part, he played pretty well.” Then this on Sinor’s working out his biceps: “He doesn’t need to be cutting his sleeves off just yet. He looks ok for a punter.”Chris Carson’s Debut• “He had what I would call a ‘good game.’” Like he coined a new term there!![1. I laughed out loud while editing this part.] “He was a little hesitant at times, but he gave us something we haven’t had in the ability to get outside and get more yards than he should.”• “There’s a considerable difference between junior college and this level of football so he’s still going to go through a little transition.”On the Offense in General• Offensive line is…“better, but not where we were up front when we were running up 40-45 points a game. They were better in the second half more so because I think we opened the game up a little more in the vertical passing game that allowed the offensive line more success.” By the way, Coach mentioned opening the game up on more than a couple occasions in the presser.• The pace of the second half was…“better, but not as fast as I’d like to see us play on offense. We need a little more variation in what we do. We were pretty reserved in the first half, which I agreed with. We were playing smart. But, we didn’t get to the tempo I’d like us to be at.”Central Arkansas• “Played 105 plays Saturday” (!!) “They’ve done very well on offense. They have a good scheme and they know what they’re doing.”• “Their quarterback is active enough to move around and make some plays. We need to get better on offense, play faster, more big plays. They’ve had a history of moving the ball and scoring points.”Miscellaneous and Closing• VERY COOL here on Larry Reece (@cowboyvoice): “He’s just a big part of Oklahoma State and Oklahoma State athletics.” Great story – and congrats and continued prayers for Larry!• Finally, on No. 28 JW – not General Walshington – and his tennis prowess: “It helped us think he’s a really athletic. To run around and hit a little ball with a racquet and make it go in the right area can’t be as easy as people think it would be.” My personal favorite line of the week! “He’s a guy that makes some really fancy catches in practice.”On to Central Arkansas at BPS then – and here’s to more fancy catches!If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

20 days agoMan Utd keeper David de Gea eyeing off Elche

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd keeper David de Gea eyeing off Elcheby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United goalkeeper David de Gea could buy Segunda Division Elche.Sport says should the deal was to go ahead it would cost the Spain international around €18million (£16million), as reported by Sport.Jose Sepulcre, Elche’s maximum shareholder, had been negotiating a possible sale with player agent Christian Bragarnik, but talks have cooled recently.De Gea has a strong connection with Elche – he is a season ticket holder at the club and spent part of his childhood in the area, with his father having been born there.Elche are currently in 12th place in the Segunda Division table. last_img

ZERO DIVERSITY AMONG NOMINEES FOR QUEBEC TV VIEWERS CHOICE AWARDS

first_imgActress Sophie Prégent won best actress in a television series at the Gala Artis in 2009. Prégent, president of Quebec’s main artists union, said the homogeneity of the Artis nominees this year is “not a pleasant thing to see.” (Graham Hughes/Canadian Press) Login/Register With: Advertisement Viewers’ choice awards celebrating the most popular stars on Quebec television will be handed out next month, and all of the 70 stars nominated are white.In a province where roughly 15 per cent of the population is from visible minorities — rising to about 25 per cent in the Montreal area — the Artis gala reflects the lack of diversity among the most prominent people on Quebec television.Sophie Prégent, president of Quebec’s main artists union, said the homogeneity of the Artis nominees “makes my heart hurt. It’s not a pleasant thing to see.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook The issue of race and representation in the arts gained wide attention in Quebec last year after the Montreal International Jazz Festival cancelled a show about black slavery from renowned director, Robert Lepage.Activists protested the performances and accused Lepage and the show’s main performer, Betty Bonifassi — both of whom are white — of appropriating black culture.Prégent said Quebecers are becoming increasingly aware of the lack of representation in the province’s arts industry. Having more people of colour in leading, well-paid roles on the most popular shows “is the last step we have to climb,” she said.Reaching that goal will take more of an effort from production companies and the big broadcasters, she said.Quebecor Inc., a dominant player in the province’s cultural industry, is broadcasting this year’s Artis awards. The company did not return requests for comment.Giuseppe Valiante ~ The Canadian Presscenter_img Fabienne Colas is an actress and has founded a number of black film festivals across Canada, including the Montreal Black Film Festival. (Alain-Julien Godbout/Radio-Canada) It’s not as if there aren’t enough people of colour to choose from, she said, noting roughly 15 per cent of her 8,500 active members are second-generation immigrants. The number climbs to 25 per cent if third-generation immigrants are included, she added.There are many actors of colour on Quebec television, Prégent said, but there are very few in leading roles on the most popular shows. Therefore, she explained, those actors aren’t top of mind when Quebecers vote for their favourite stars.The Artis awards are based on the results of a multi-layered poll of 8,000 Quebecers, conducted twice a year by the Leger firm.At the end of November, about 2,000 Quebecers — half online and half by telephone — are asked to spontaneously list their favourite television star in 14 categories, including drama series, sports, news and variety shows.The firm calculates the top five choices and polls another 2,000 Quebecers, asking them to pick their favourites among the names chosen by the first group. Leger repeats the process with another 4,000 people at the end of January.Christian Bourque, Leger’s executive vice-president, said the nominees “tend to be the main characters of the most popular shows because they get the most visibility…. It’s more of a popularity contest.”Keeping up with the timesAnd that’s precisely the problem, said Jérôme Pruneau, head of Diversité artistique Montreal, a group trying to promote cultural diversity in the arts and culture scene in Quebec’s largest city. Through the arts, Quebecers are presented with an identity that is a “white, francophone fantasy,” he said.In the 1960s, when the Quebec nation was shedding its Catholic identity, the arts industry played a major role in the construction of its culture and in the protection of the French language, he said. Today, Pruneau added, the imagined Quebec culture hasn’t kept up with the times.“We have the impression that this is the only identity that represents us,” he said, “and it’s what we see unfortunately on our television shows, in the theatre, in our politics and in the public space — a little bit everywhere.”Haitian-born Quebec actress Fabienne Colas called Monday’s announcement of the Artis nominations “a sad day” for Quebec.“And especially since the majority of the nominees are from Montreal — our city, which is one of the most multi-ethnic in North America.”Her solution is for broadcasters to demand diversity quotas in shows broadcast on their networks.“When there are clear quotas, we have the urgency to find the talent,” she said. “When there aren’t any, we find all the reasons in the world not to integrate diversity.” Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more