“We will have to be at our best” says Boyle in lead up to U19 FAI Quarter-Final

first_imgFinn Harps go into this afternoon’s FAI National U19 Elite quarter-final in Bishopstown (1.00pm) with a number of excellent performances in recent weeks but they will need to be at their very best to knockout the Leesiders according to manager Joe Boyle. “Cork are in a rich vain of form with an excellent recent UEFA Youth League away draw to HJK Helsinki. They play the return leg at home on 19th of October. They have also secured the Enda McGill U19 Cup with a 2-0 victory over St Pats last month” said Boyle who is under no illusions about the scale of the challenge that is ahead of the visitors who traveled south yesterday.The Harps boss will look to the experience gained throughout the season and the team’s positive approach as strengths that he hopes will turnover the Munster side. “We will require big performances from our back-four and goalkeeper to keep things tight. At the other end I will be looking to Declan Sharkey and Gareth Doherty to create the chances” Boyle said.This afternoon’s match is a repeat of last year’s quarter-final where Cork produced a scintillating second half performance to win the tie comfortably.Harps have retained all of the squad from last year apart from Milford man Darragh Black. He has been replaced by the exciting winger Alex Carolan.“Our U19’s have developed well over the course of the season and a large number of the players are training weekly with the first team squad. BJ Banda and Mark Coyle have seen first team action this month and were in the subs last night against Bray along with one of our U19 keepers Tommy Lee McCarron” Boyle said. The manager has confirmed that both Simon McGlynn and Luke Nelis will all miss today’s match through injury while Jeaic McKelvey is in Dublin with the Ulster team for the FAIS Schools Inter-provincials.A massive thanks to McGettigan’s for their support with logistics for this game.“We will have to be at our best” says Boyle in lead up to U19 FAI Quarter-Final was last modified: October 8th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:FAIfinn harpsFootballJoe BoyleQuarter final.u19last_img read more

ANGER AS DONEGAL FINED €5,000 FOR ‘BALLYBOFEY BRAWL’

first_imgTyrone officials get stuck inThe Donegal county board is said to be angry and frustrated after being fined €5,000 – for a brawl started by Tyrone.Tyrone were also fined the same amount in the wake of the half-time scuffle which marred the Ulster Senior Football Championship preliminary-round clash between the sides at Ballybofey May 17.Tyrone assistant manager Gavin Devlin has been hit with a proposed eight-week ban. Should the suspension be confirmed, Devlin will be absent from the sideline for the Red Hands opening game in the All-Ireland qualifiers on 27 June.No players from either county are to receive punishments arising from the incident, which occurred as both teams left the field at half-time.Donegal are expected to appeal.  ANGER AS DONEGAL FINED €5,000 FOR ‘BALLYBOFEY BRAWL’ was last modified: May 30th, 2015 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:BallybofeydonegalFightTyronelast_img read more

The DOE’s Net-Zero-Energy Juggernaut

first_imgThe Department of Energy, through its Building America research program, has struck partnerships with hundreds of housing industry specialists to explore the best ways to achieve energy efficiency in a home.So far, 41,556 Building America projects have been completed or are under construction across the U.S., each providing data on construction techniques, materials selection, climate, site selection, and other technical details that can be used to help refine guidelines for building energy efficient homes at reasonable prices. (Click here for basic information about each project, and links to sites offering more-detailed information.)Another DOE initiative that recently got underway – the Net-Zero Energy Buildings National User Facility – will be built and operated by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on a $15.9 million stimulus-funded budget. This is an especially bright spot among the DOE’s 2009 energy efficiency research programs because it focuses so tightly on energy efficient construction; involves collaboration with designers, construction specialists, academics, manufacturers, and building owners and operators; and will attempt to tap Silicon Valley’s expertise and entrepreneurial interest in “Greentech” innovation. The aim will be to develop or further refine techniques, systems, and materials with an eye to reducing costs.Berkeley Lab will assimilate data from a series of test-beds in new and existing buildings that will allow researchers to switch out various systems – from windows to lighting to HVAC components – and moderate and measure their performance in a variety of settings. A key aspect of the research also will be to refine the hardware and software needed to measure performance and then introduce similar refinements to modeling software for designers.The Berkeley Lab team includes 21 industry partners, three utilities, eight universities, a nonprofit, and three public agencies, all of whom indicated their support and interest in using the facility. Major partners include the University of California, Berkeley, MIT, Carnegie Mellon, HOK, Flack + Kurtz, Philips Research, Johnson Controls, Lutron, Siemens, the California Energy Commission, and the U.S. General Services Administration, the lab said.last_img read more

GALLERY: Gilas Pilipinas defends home court vs Japan

first_imgNietes wants either Gonzalez or Sor Rungvisai next LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netADVERTISEMENT View comments Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Read Next LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexicolast_img read more

‘Man Utd’s front three should be hitting 65 goals’

first_imgManchester United should be getting “60-65 goals a season” out of Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, says Paul Scholes.Jose Mourinho has an abundance of attacking talent from which to select, with the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Juan Mata and Paul Pogba also at his disposal.The Portuguese has, however, been unable to generate consistent showings from international stars capable of delivering more to the collective cause than they are at present. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Scholes believes that the Red Devils have every right to demand a greater return from their enviable array of frontmen, with it up to them to play their way into form and deliver on the expectation around them.The former United midfielder told BT Sport ahead of a Champions League clash with Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus: “The players are there, the talent is there.“We talk about the front three all the time, think about the pace and the strength.“Okay, Lukaku’s probably struggling for a bit of confidence, Marcus is probably struggling for a bit of confidence. But you look at those three and you must be thinking 60-65 goals a season. They need to start producing that now.“We speak about Martial and Rashford being players of potential for the future but they’ve played over 100 games. The future is no good anymore, it needs to be now.”David De Gea Spain Manchester UnitedWhile demanding an improvement in the final third from United, Scholes concedes that Mourinho also has defensive issues to address.The Red Devils have relied on David de Gea to get them out of trouble on a number of occasions down the years, but the Spanish goalkeeper can only do so much.  Pressed on how Mourinho can bring about a reversal in fortune for his side, Scholes said: “What he has to do is go back to attacking football, playing his best attacking players.“I think he did that on Saturday [against Chelsea], he took a risk because he knows defensively they aren’t good enough.“The personnel hasn’t changed from last season – they still conceded chances last season and the keeper was magnificent, he made three or four world class save every game and we aren’t seeing that this season. He’s still a world-class keeper but he can’t do that all the time.”United, who sit 10th in the Premier League table at present, have conceded 16 times in nine games.That is the worst defensive record of any of those in the top-half, with only Burnley, Cardiff, Fulham and Huddersfield having been breached on more occasions at this stage of the season.last_img read more

India A beat SA A by 36 runs to win series 41

first_imgThiruvananthapuram: Sanju Samson, Shikhar Dhawan and Shardul Thakur led the way as India ‘A’ beat South Africa ‘A’ by 36 runs in a rain-hit fifth one-day on Friday. India ‘A’ thus sealed the 5-match series 4-1. In a match that had to be reduced to 20 overs a side due to intermittent rains, India ‘A’ scored a mammoth 204/4 batting first. While the hosts lost their first wicket in the very first over, Samson and Dhawan combined to hit 137 runs in the next 13 overs to set the foundation for a big total. The stand was broken when Dhawan was dismissed on 51 off 36 balls by George Linde in the 14th over. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhSamson departed two overs later, having smoked 91 runs off just 48 balls. Shreyas Iyer then went big in the death overs to push India past the 200-run mark. The South Africans never got going in their innings. Shardul Thakur got a breakthrough at the top and then went on to take two more wickets while Washington Sundar picked two. Rahul Chahar dismissed South Africa A’s top scorer Reeza Hendricks for 59. Brief scores: India ‘A’ 204/4 in 20 overs (S Samson 91, S Dhawan 51; B Hendricks 2/29) vs SA ‘A’ 168 (Reeza Hendricks 59, Kyle Verreynne 44; Shardul Thakur 3/9).last_img read more

The 76ers Would Be The Worst Expansion Team In Modern NBA History

Garry St. Jean1998Golden State1406-11038 Michael Jordan2001Washington1436-150146 Bernie Bickerstaff1991Denver1479-2335 Ernie Grunfeld2004Washington1444-119114 Rob Hennigan2013Orlando1478-22980 EXPANSION TEAM1ST YEARONETWOTHREE (1ST 27G) Mike Dunleavy1993Milwaukee1412-54-37 EXECUTIVE1ST YEARTEAMINITIAL ELOYEAR 1YEAR 2 TO YEAR 3 Check out our 2015-16 NBA Predictions. What if the Sixers were an expansion team? Jerry Colangelo1969Phoenix1300-133243 GMs inheriting rebuilding teams Sam Hinkie2014Philadelphia1460-206-84 Magic1990-92+137+34 Billy King2011New Jersey1352-5197 Pat Williams1990Orlando1300-9252 Jack McCloskey1993Minnesota1325-60-59 Elo change for season three is through the first 27 gamesSource: Basketball-REFERENCE.com Raptors1996-37+125+25 Edwin Coil1966Detroit1428-11075 Nick Mileti1971Cleveland1300-10354 David Kahn2010Minnesota1371-129137 Rich Cho2012Charlotte1422-271168 Carl Bennett1949Fort Wayne1495-11388 Walter Brown1947Boston1300-82100 Again, the Sixers are way behind schedule. Not only would their Elo change since “expansion” rank last among modern expansion franchises, they’re also the only team to be in worse shape after 27 games of Year Three than they were when the franchise “began.” Being a team with no past at all is better than being these Sixers.Now, the standard procession of Hinkie Stan counter-arguments. Argument the first: Expansion teams are generally trying to make incremental progress in their first few seasons, which is not necessarily what Hinkie’s Sixers are pursuing. Argument the second: The draft is an imperfect science with bad luck lurking behind every lottery pick, and the lottery itself is based on probabilities as well. When your entire team-building concept relies heavily on risk tolerance, it’s no surprise that busts are likely when the boom doesn’t come. Argument the third: The Only Goal Is Winning A Championship (And Building A Dynasty), and the Sixers remain well-positioned to draft or develop a superstar.We’ll leave those arguments to be settled another day. What this research suggests is that the Sixers have made significantly less progress than their historical analogs (to the extent those exist), and NBA fans looking to watch a decent game of basketball in Philadelphia these last three years would have been better served if the league had dissolved the 76ers and held tryouts. Eddie Donovan1971Buffalo1300-89-35 ELO CHANGE Pepper Wilson1959Cincinnati1481-174-16 Sixers2014-137-68-88 Chris Wallace2008Memphis1416-9296 Sam Presti2008Seattle1440-137119 Now that Jerry Colangelo is Skyping in to the Wells Fargo Center for what The New York Times calls a “father figure” role in the 76ers front office — which, suuure — it seems like an opportune time to take inventory of just how big a mess Sam Hinkie and his Process have made.We know, we know: The Sixers want to be this bad; these are planned grotesqueries; the trades have been fine and the picks are still coming and never you mind the reported dozen-odd team owners banging down Adam Silver’s door demanding a good waterboarding for ol’ Sam. Silver, of course, denies intervening (which you can hear for yourself on a special episode of Hot Takedown), and that’s practically a co-sign from the man in charge, isn’t it now? A full-on prosecution of Hinkie’s process is justified and overdue. For now, however, we’ll confine ourselves to discussing the shape of Philadelphia’s evolution in the broadest possible sense, comparing its progress during Hinkie’s reign with that of other teams also undergoing such radical, um, rebirths.We looked at this a few ways. First, we used our Elo ratings to find all GMs who took over a below-average team that got worse in the GM’s first year in control — specifically, overseeing an Elo decline of at least 50 points,1The equivalent of a 2-point drop in point spread each game. enough of a drop to pick up teams that needed more than one offseason’s worth of work. We then looked for the Elo gains or losses each made between the start of his second season and the 27-game mark of his third — i.e., where Hinkie is with the Sixers right now.We’re trying to isolate full-on rebuilding jobs: teams that were already bad and were still in demolition mode during Year One but were presumably trying (or at least should have been trying) to lay down some semblance of a foundation after that. We can then judge Philadelphia’s progress against this historical standard. Turns out, Hinkie has ruled over the biggest Elo decline of any GM under those circumstances, ever: Harry Weltman1988New Jersey1412-80-49 Elgin Baylor1987L.A. Clippers1424-21749 Source: basketball-reference.com John Nash1991Washington1416-63-31 Kiki Vandeweghe2002Denver1469-9065 Stu Jackson1996Vancouver1300-7540 The average GM in that situation saw a 62-point Elo improvement from the beginning of Year Two through 27 games of his third season, and 24 of 32 GMs oversaw some kind of improvement. Hinkie, by contrast, saw a loss of 84 Elo points over the same span — by far the steepest drop on a list littered with some of the most glaring managerial failures in league history. Adding insult to embarrassment: yes, that’s Colangelo up at the top, albeit navigating a very different NBA in 1969.You’ll notice that a few of the GMs on the above list took the reins of an expansion club. Certainly, the 2013-14 76ers featured a roster that could pass for a brand-new NBA franchise. This raises the question: How might the Sixers fare if we arbitrarily (but, let’s be honest, justifiably) assigned them an expansion-level Elo of 1300 before the 2013-14 season and compared their progress to those of the NBA’s other modern expansion teams, going back to the 1976 ABA-NBA merger? John Paxson2004Chicago1420-109112 Timberwolves1990+41+108+33 Bobcats2005-5+80+65 Rod Thorn2001New Jersey1446-109234 Grizzlies1996-75-62+35 Glen Grunwald1998Toronto1445-202185 Hornets1989-24+5+41 Mavericks1981-31+78+134 Heat1989-72-55+3 Jim Paxson2000Cleveland1468-57-30 ELO CHANGE FROM 1300 THROUGH SEASON Danny Ainge2004Boston1481-6834 Lewis Schaffel1989Miami1300-726 read more

Canadian – Bahamian Friendship Celebrated in Treelighting

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNew Providence, Bahamas, December 12, 2016 – Last weekend the Botanical Gardens lit up with holiday cheer at the opening of its annual Christmas Village.  The center of the celebrations was the lighting of a soaring, twenty-foot tall Christmas tree, donated by The Canadian Cultural Committee, with assistance from CIBC FirstCaribbean.The tree is a gift from the Canadian community to the people of the Bahamas to symbolize the longstanding friendship between the two Commonwealth countries. The Canadian community in The Bahamas is large and longstanding and hundreds of Bahamian students are educated in Canada each year. The annual tree-giving tradition has been celebrated for over four decades, and according to Peter Goudie, President of the Canadian Cultural Committee, “is our way of saying thank you to the Bahamian people.”For the past four years, CIBC FirstCaribbean has helped to defray cost of the gargantuan tree with a donation to the Canadian Cultural Committee. Mr. Goudie states that this too is an important symbol.  “CIBC FirstCaribbean, as both a Canadian and a Caribbean bank, is in its own way a representation of the friendship between Canada and the entire region,” said Mr. Goudie.  “Canadian affiliate banks like CIBC FirstCaribbean have a long and rich history here. We thank them for their support in this annual event.”The tree was lit and presented by Mr. Goudie at a ceremony at The Botanical Gardens on Saturday, December 10.  Senator Gregory Burrows symbolically accepted the tree on behalf of the Bahamian Government and people.CAPTION: Peter Goudie of the Canadian Cultural Committee accepts a donation cheque from Lorraine Johnson, Branch Manager at CIBC FirstCaribbean Bay Street Branch. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDTcenter_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews #MagneticMediaNews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Shelter Island Boat Ramp to remain closed through Memorial Day

first_imgShelter Island Boat Ramp to remain closed through Memorial Day Posted: May 11, 2018 May 11, 2018 Dan Plante, The Shelter Island Boat Ramp facility is getting a facelift, but due to longer than expected delays in the project, the ramp will remain closed through the start of the 2018 boating season.KUSI’s Dan Plante was LIVE with the details. Dan Plante Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img

Newborn dies as strikers stop ambulance twice

first_imgAmbulances are usually kept out of the purview of any strike, but transport workers in Moulvibazar district were not ready to accept that. They halted an ambulance here twice on Sunday, leading to the death of a 7-day-old girl.Family members alleged that the victim, daughter of Kuton Miah of Ajmir village under Sadar union of Barlekha upazila, died as she could not be taken to hospital in time due to a 48-hour strike enforced by transport workers.Victim’s uncle Akbar Ali said the baby was taken to Upazila Health Complex in the morning as she had not been taking breast milk or anything else since Saturday night, and had been crying all along.Physicians at the hospital referred her to Sylhet for better treatment and they started for Sylhet in an ambulance around 10:00am, he said.But, transport workers intercepted the ambulance first at Dasherbazar in the upazila for half an hour.The ambulance was again halted by the transport workers at Chandgram in Beanibazar upazila of Sylhet when its driver was also beaten.As the baby’s condition worsened, the demonstrators allowed the ambulance to move after one and a half hours, Akbar said, adding that having no movement from the baby at that time, they took her to nearby Beanibazar Upazila Health Complex where physicians declared her dead.Officer-in-charge of Barlekha police station Yasinul Haque said no written complaint was filed in this regard. “Steps will be taken once a written complaint is lodged,” he said.Transport workers enforced the 48-hour strike across the country on Sunday morning to press home their eight-point demand, causing immense sufferings to passengers.last_img read more