Parrikar likely to contest from Panaji Assembly seat

first_imgPanaji: Following speculations about the possibility of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar contesting assembly election from the Curchorem constituency of South Goa, the Chief Minister now reportedly likely to choose the Panaji seat.Sources close to Panaji MLA Siddarth Kuncalienker told The Hindu on Monday that it was now “sure” that Mr. Parrikar will contest from Panaji. Mr. Kuncalienker will have to vacate the seat for the Chief Minister.Sources in the BJP said that Mr. Parrikar has been holding meetings with party workers and well-wishers from Panaji and has decided to contest from this constituency, though a formal announcement may take some time.Mr. Parrikar was sworn in as Chief Minister on March 14 after the results of State Assembly elections held on February 4 were announced. He has to get elected to the State Assembly by September 14. At present, the former Defence Minister is a Rajya Sabha Member from Lucknow.Mr. Parrikar represented the Panaji constituency in the Assembly for five consecutive terms till 2012, having been elected for the first time in 1994. He resigned as an MLA after he took over as Defence Minister in 2014.Mr. Kuncalienker, a former aide of Mr. Parrikar, won the 2015 by-election as well as the 2017 Assembly election from Panaji. Curchorem BJP MLA Nilesh Cabral had recently offered to resign as MLA to allow Mr. Parrikar to contest from his constituency.last_img read more

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Arsenal Board Backs Unai Emery But Warns Results Must Improve

first_img arsenalfootballUnai Emery First Published: November 11, 2019, 11:30 PM IST London: Unai Emery has been offered the backing of the Arsenal board for now, but has been warned that results must improve.The Spaniard has come under mounting pressure following a string of poor performances and a record of just two wins from their last 10 Premier League games. A 2-0 loss at Leicester on Saturday saw the Gunners fall eight points behind the Premier League’s top four.Emery’s target had been to secure a return to the Champions League for the first time in four seasons next year, either via a top four finish or by winning the Europa League.However, the club’s head of football Raul Sanllehi and managing director Vinai Venkatesham insist Emery remains the right man for the job.”We are as disappointed as everyone else with both our results and performances at this stage of the season,” Sanllehi and Venkatesham told Arsenal staff at a pre-planned meeting on Monday.”We share the frustration with our fans, Unai, the players and all our staff as they are not at the level we want or expect.”Things need to improve to meet our objectives for the season, and we firmly believe Unai is the right man for the job, together with the backroom team we have in place.”The backing comes with supporters unrest rising due to poor performances on the pitch and the Emery’s decision to make Granit Xhaka club captain earlier this season.Xhaka was stripped of that honour after a foul-mouthed tirade towards his own fans when being substituted at home to Crystal Palace on October 27.”We have to make the tough decision Arsenal! It’s not getting better,” said former Arsenal striker Ian Wright after Saturday’s defeat.”No definitive style or plan. Negative goal difference. No improvement in the defence. Not creating anything,” added Wright on Twitter. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

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Vine: Duke’s Justise Winslow High-Fived A Guy In An Ohio State Shirt After An And-1 During Today’s Game

first_imgDuke and UNC get set for the tip.DURHAM, NC – FEBRUARY 07: A general view of the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Duke University Blue Devils tip off at center court to begin their game on February 7, 2007 at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. North Carolina won 79-73.(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)No. 4 Duke routed Clemson 78-56 at Cameron Indoor Stadium this afternoon. Freshman forward Justise Winslow was a force for the Blue Devils, scoring 20 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. In the first half, Winslow racked up 17 of his points. He was unstoppable in the open court, and on one occasion, he converted a fast break bucket and was fouled. That’s where things got interesting. Take a look at the shirt on the fan Winslow celebrates with. It’s an Ohio State shirt.An OSU shirt in Cameron is a random sight. Perhaps the man was just at the game with friends who are Duke fans, and he decided to mesh with the crowd and root for the home team. Either that, or he’s a legitimate Duke supporter, which makes him an exceptionally fortunate college sports fan who has seen a wealth of success from his favorite teams this century.last_img read more

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Traffic Advisory Highway 102

first_imgCOLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 102 Traffic is extremely slow on the northbound lanes of Highway 102between Stewiacke and Brookfield due to heavy traffic volume andconstruction. Drivers are asked to use alternate routes until further notice. -30-last_img

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Respite Foster Families the Focus of Foster Family Recruitment Week

first_imgNova Scotians are encouraged to become respite foster families as part of foster family recruitment week launched today, April 21. “Respite foster families provide short-term care to children and help foster parents have a much deserved break for rest and rejuvenation,” said Community Services Minister Judy Streatch. “By opening your home to a child or youth for a few days a month, you’re supporting foster families and your community. “Our children deserve the best care possible, so it’s our hope that more Nova Scotians will open their homes and hearts to a child who needs them.” Foster Family Recruitment Week runs from April 20 to 26. Children who have been placed in the care of the province need foster homes to provide the love and support that sustains them through difficult periods in their lives. About 100 foster homes are required — homes that could offer hope and encouragement to children who need it most. Foster families work as part of a team with support from the family and community supports division of Community Services, and community professionals. All families are welcome to apply. Foster parents attend training on a variety of subjects, including sensitivity and non-violent crisis intervention, that prepares them to help the child or youth in their care. Foster parents also receive daily compensation to assist with costs associated with helping a child or youth. To learn more about becoming a foster parent, phone 1-800-565-1884 to speak with a local foster-care social worker.last_img read more

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ER to set up food court at Sealdah Station before Durja Puja

first_imgKolkata: Eastern Railway has decided to set up a food court at Sealdah Station before Durga Puja this year.”The food court is expected to come up by Pujas this year,” said Nikhil Kumar Chakrobarty, chief public relation officer of Eastern Railway. Snacks maker Haldiram’s has been roped in to set up the restaurant at the Sealdah station. The site plan has been approved. According to sources in Eastern Railway, the food court will be set up at the Sealdah South concourse on the mezzanine floor and the ground floor will have shops. The food court sprawls over 2000 square metres. It will have a capacity of catering 40 people at time. The customers will also get discounts. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaEastern Railway provided the space for the construction of the food court. The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) floated the tender and Haldiram’s bagged the contract. The revenue from the food court will be divided between IRCTC and Indian Railways by 60% and 40 % respectively. “The food court is being constructed for passengers who are coming from outskirts to Kolkata to celebrate Durga Puja,” said an Eastern Railway official. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe Sealdah station witnesses nearly 12 lakh footfall a day. However, during Durga puja the rush of passengers shoots up to 15 lakh. This apart, the Eastern Railway also runs Durga Puja special trains to cater the festive rush. While the food court will serve vegetarian food, the kiosks on the ground floor will have all sorts of edible items. “It is too early to comment if passengers will the provision to order food online and get it delivered before boarding the train. Once the construction is completed, we will be able to comment on that,” said the official. However, the Eastern Railway offers executive lounge services and A/C dormitory for the passengers at Sealdah station.last_img read more

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Rahuls 52 guides KXIP to 1826 against Royals

first_imgMohali: Opener K L Rahul cracked a patient 50 before a terrific cameo by skipper Ravichandran Ashwin powered Kings XI Punjab to a challenging 182 for six against Rajasthan Royals in a second leg IPL clash here on Tuesday. Rahul, who was named in the World Cup squad on Monday, recovered after a slow start to post a 47-ball 52 studded with three fours and two sixes. He was ably supported by David Miller (40 off 27) as the duo shared a 85-run stand to lay the foundation. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhAshwin then blasted a four-ball 17 in the last over as KXIP posted a good total on board. Pacer Jofra Archer (3/15) returned with an exceptional three-wicket haul to emerge as the best bowler for the Royals. Invited to bat, opener Gayle (30) smashed Jaydev Unadkat for a couple of sixes in the second over, before blasting Dhawal Kulkarni for a four and a six in the fifth over. Archer then had him caught behind by Sanju Samson in the sixth over as KXIP were 39 for one in the first powerplay overs. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterPlaying his first IPL game this season, New Zealand’s Ish Sodhi was then introduced into the attack and Mayank Agarwal (26 off 12) clobbered him for a six in the fourth ball. Agarwal then picked up a four and a six off Shreyas Gopal before Sodhi returned to remove him. Trying to play a slog sweep, Agarwal was caught by Archer at long-on. Left stranded on the other end, Rahul tried to steady the ship with Miller, who came into the side due to the last-minute ankle injury of Moises Henriques. The duo took singles and twos before Rahul finally scored his first boundary when he lifted a Unadkat delivery across the mid-off region. In the 14th over, Rahul and Miller exploded after bringing up the hundred for KXIP. The duo amassed 19 runs off Sodhi’s over, his last, with Rahul smoking a massive six over deep square leg and Miller thumping one over long-off. Brief scores: Kings XI Punjab: 182 for 6 in 20 overs (KL Rahul 52; J Archer 3/15) vs Rajasthan Royals.last_img read more

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Saudi Arabia Egypt to Build Bridge over Red Sea

Cairo – Saudi Arabia and Egypt have agreed to build a bridge over the Red Sea connecting the two countries, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has announced.“I agreed with my brother his excellency President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to build a bridge connecting the two countries”, King Salman said at a press conference following a meeting with the Egyptian President.“This historic step to connect the two continents, Africa and Asia, is a qualitative transformation that will increase trade between the two continents to unprecedented levels,” the monarch added. Sisi, who earlier presented the king with the ceremonial Nile Collar, Egypt’s highest honour, suggested they name the crossing King Salman bin Abdel Aziz Bridge.Following the announcement, representatives of both countries signed 17 investment deals and memorandums of understanding.With MAP read more

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UNESCO chief highlights importance of cultural diversity on World Day

21 May 2009Cultural diversity offers a wealth of opportunities for mutual exchanges and borrowings, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said today, calling for nations to boost efforts to foster dialogue among cultures. Cultural diversity offers a wealth of opportunities for mutual exchanges and borrowings, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said today, calling for nations to boost efforts to foster dialogue among cultures.In a statement marking the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura underscored his agency’s belief that cultures are interdependent, not monolithic, and that diversity is a source of strength and unity.“Yet we see daily evidence of the destabilizing forces of ignorance and mistrust and of the magnitude of the task ahead of us,” he said. “The management of cultural diversity is undoubtedly one of the central challenges facing many societies today as they work to build inclusive and pluralistic knowledge societies.”Two renowned calligraphers from different traditions – China and Iran – intertwined their writing to celebrate the Day at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Master Fan Zeng and Hassan Makaremi provided a poetic illustration on learning how to learn about others and live together.The agency’s International Festival of Cultural Diversity, running from 11-22 May, has been commemorated worldwide, seeking to raise awareness of the messages of diversity, freedom and human dignity. read more

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ECB says 13 of 130 big European banks flunk test of their

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by David McHugh, The Associated Press Posted Oct 26, 2014 5:03 am MDT ECB says 13 of 130 big European banks flunk test of their finances, must find 10B euros FRANKFURT – The European Central Bank says 13 of Europe’s 130 biggest banks have flunked an in-depth review of their finances and must increase their capital buffers against losses by 10 billion euros ($12.5 billion).The ECB said 25 banks in all were found to need stronger buffers — but that 12 have already made up their shortfall during the months in which the ECB was carrying out its review. The remaining 13 now have two weeks to tell the ECB how they plan to increase their capital buffers.The ECB checked the worth of banks’ holdings and subjected the banks to a stress test that simulates how their finances would fare in an economic downturn.The exercise is aimed at strengthening the banking system so lenders can provide more credit to companies, boosting the weak European economy. The economy has been plagued both by banks’ unwillingness to lend at affordable rates and by weak demand from companies that see no reason to risk borrowing.ECB Vice-President Vitor Constancio said the stress test and asset check were “quite strict” and that “the results guarantee that going forward the economic recovery will not be hampered by credit supply restrictions.”The 13 banks that fell short included:— Greece’s Eurobank and National Bank of Greece— Cyprus’ Hellenic Bank of Cyprus— Italy’s Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Banca Carige, Banca Popolare di Milano and Banco Popolare di Vicenza.— Franco-Belgian Dexia— Austria’s Oesterreichischer Volksbank Verbund— Ireland’s Permanent TSB— Portugal’s Banco Comercial Portugues— Slovenia’s Nova Ljubljanska Banka and Nova Kreditna Bank MariborThe bank with the biggest shortfall was Italy’s Monte dei Paschi di Siena, which was found to have a capital shortfall of 2.11 billion euros. Most of the other banks that failed were short amounts less than 1 billion euros and in several cases less than 200 million euros.Eurobank and National Bank of Greece had no or practically no shortfall due to later measurements, while Nova Ljubljanska Banka and Nova Kreditna Banka had no need to raise more capital due to restructuring this year. Dexia is already being restructured with a state guarantee and does not need to raise more capital despite failing.The asset review and stress tests pave the way for the ECB to take over on Nov. 4 as the Europe’s central banking supervisor. The test is supposed to make sure hidden troubles in the system are fixed before landing in the ECB’s lap.The ECB’s new role is aimed at strengthening the euro currency union by toughening oversight of banks and keeping their troubles from dumping large losses on national governments’ finances through bailouts. The ECB is taking over as supervisor for the biggest banks from national supervisors who were considered to be too likely to take it easy on their home banks and not step in to ward off problems. National supervisors will still look after smaller banks.The test is also aimed at weeding out so-called zombie banks who are too crippled by hidden losses to make new loans to companies and have stayed in business thanks to tolerance from national supervisors and by rolling over loans that aren’t being repaid.Banks are key to the functioning of the European economy because they are where most firms — especially small and medium-sized ones — go for the credit they need to expand and operate. In the United States, companies turn more often to financial markets by selling bonds to raise money.Improving the flow of credit is key to getting the European economy out of its stagnation. The 18 countries that use the euro currency showed no growth at all in the second quarter, after four quarters of weak recovery from a crisis over too much government debt. read more

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At General Assembly UN officials laud Hugo Chávezs commitment to social justice

“History will remember President Chávez – a charismatic leader whose progressive policies brought Venezuela’s poverty rate down from over 70 per cent at the close of the 20th century to around 20 per cent today,” noted Assembly President Vuk Jeremic. “Throughout his term in office, he remained committed to the cause of social justice, working hard to improve the lives of Venezuelans, especially the most underprivileged amongst them. “Under his strong leadership, Venezuela made great strides towards fulfilling the Millennium Development Goals, to the lasting benefit of a great and proud nation,” said Mr. Jeremic, referring to the anti-poverty targets world leaders have pledged to achieve by 2015.The Assembly President recalled Mr. Chávez’s “humble beginning” – being brought up in mud-floor house on the cattle-ranching plains of Barinas state – noting that this helped him “better understand and feel the pain and privations of ordinary Venezuelans.”Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised Mr. Chávez, who died on 5 March after struggling with cancer for almost two years, as “one of those leaders who made a difference in his country, the region and the world.” “His sense of solidarity with the most vulnerable and his commitment to improve the life of the most underprivileged resulted in a fierce attachment to the Millennium Development Goals,” said Mr. Ban. “He also showed solidarity toward other nations in the hemisphere.” Perhaps most notably, the Secretary-General stated, Mr. Chávez ensured that Venezuela provided crucial assistance to Haiti following the devastating earthquake of 2010. “He always reminded the region of the historic debt that it owed to Haiti, the first republic to gain independence in Latin America and the Caribbean.”Mr. Ban also recognized Mr. Chávez’s contribution to the peace talks in Colombia between the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), as well as the “decisive impetus” he provided for new efforts towards regional integration. “As the process of regional integration progresses, the key role that President Chávez has had in promoting the unity of the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean will be present in everyone’s minds,” said the Secretary-General. “But perhaps President Chávez will be best remembered for his ability to connect at a human level with the most vulnerable and give voice to their aspirations,” he said. read more

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Ryan Fitzpatrick Is Only As Good As Brandon Marshall And Eric Decker

Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com 32San Diego Chargers4,8551,48030.5 45.7 14Arizona Cardinals4,7752,21846.5 2Denver Broncos4,2162,43957.9 29Minnesota Vikings3,2461,21537.4 11Oakland Raiders4,1291,99248.2 21Philadelphia Eagles4,3411,85042.6 27St. Louis Rams2,9311,16239.6 25Washington Redskins4,2941,72940.3 23Tennessee Titans3,8931,63742.0 8Cincinnati Bengals4,1042,11351.5 6Pittsburgh Steelers4,8222,59953.9 24New Orleans Saints5,2052,12240.8 12Carolina Panthers3,8731,84347.6 7Houston Texans4,0792,17953.4 28New England Patriots4,8121,86838.8 15Detroit Lions4,4632,02745.4 26San Francisco 49ers3,6461,45239.8 League average Which teams got the most out of their top two receivers in 2015? 16Green Bay Packers3,8251,71944.9 10Cleveland Browns4,1562,00948.3 13Indianapolis Colts3,9281,85747.3 22Dallas Cowboys3,6781,55342.2 YARDS BY TOP 2 RECEIVERS 9New York Giants4,5042,24749.9 19Seattle Seahawks4,0611,75443.2 30Baltimore Ravens4,4491,61436.3 31Chicago Bears3,8431,27133.1 5Jacksonville Jaguars4,4282,43154.9 RANKTEAMTOTAL RECEIVING YARDSTOTALPERCENTAGE 1New York Jets4,1702,52960.6% The Gang Green contract dispute is over: Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has re-signed with the New York Jets, on a one-year, $12 million contract with up to $3 million in additional incentives. Casual fans may wonder why it took so long for Fitzpatrick to re-sign — for months, it was clear that Fitzpatrick had no other suitors and the Jets had no exciting alternative. And, after all, Fitzpatrick was coming off of a strong statistical season. He threw for 3,905 yards last year — the highest single-season total by a Jets quarterback since Joe Namath in 1967 — and 31 passing touchdowns, a franchise record.Perhaps most importantly, Fitzpatrick’s statistical output was far ahead of what Jets fans have come to expect from the position. Fitzpatrick averaged 6.46 adjusted net yards per attempt (ANY/A) last season, more than a yard better than any of the Jets’ starting quarterbacks over the previous decade. The chart below shows New York’s main QB each season from 2005 through 2015 and his average ANY/A. Fitzpatrick’s 2015 sticks out in a very good way:On the heels of six Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith seasons, Fitzpatrick’s competent play represented a vast improvement. But Fitzpatrick’s numbers really only look great relative to the poor passers of Jets history and thanks to the rising tide that is lifting passing numbers leaguewide.Before Fitzpatrick, the Jets hadn’t experienced above-average quarterbacking since 2006, and Jets passers had been far below average in each of the four seasons leading into 2015. Against that backdrop, Fitzpatrick’s ever-so-slightly-above-average numbers painted the picture of a bearded savior. But although Fitzpatrick deserves credit for the strong season (along with, perhaps, offensive coordinator Chan Gailey), his top two receivers were just as responsible for the big year.The Jets signed Eric Decker before the 2014 season, and he had a productive year, but he couldn’t save New York’s passing attack by himself. After New York traded for Brandon Marshall in 2015, though, the duo quickly turned into one of the best one-two receiving punches in the NFL. Together, Marshall and Decker combined for 2,529 receiving yards, second-most in the NFL behind Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant. Perhaps more importantly, Marshall and Decker also combined for 60.6 percent of all Jets receiving yards, easily the highest rate in the league for any pair of receivers:1Defining a team’s top receiving duo as its two leading players in receiving yards. 18Tampa Bay Buccaneers4,0421,76743.7 20Miami Dolphins4,2311,81943.0 4Atlanta Falcons4,6022,52854.9 17Buffalo Bills3,6001,59944.4 3Kansas City Chiefs3,4931,96356.2 Marshall and Decker were also touchdown machines. In nine of the Jets’ 16 games last season, both Marshall and Decker reached the end zone: That made them the first pair of wide-receiver teammates to each score in nine games (and only the second pair of teammates, period, joining former Cowboys Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin). Incredibly, Marshall and Decker by themselves caught 25 of Fitzpatrick’s 31 total touchdown throws, or 81 percent.Thought of another way, Marshall and Decker saw 305 targets last year, with all other Jets players combining for nearly an equal number: 297. Yet Marshall/Decker combined for 2,529 receiving yards and 26 touchdowns, and all other Jets combined for 1,641 receiving yards and just seven receiving touchdowns. Marshall and Decker together averaged 8.3 yards per target; all other Jets averaged only 5.5 yards per target.That difference of 2.8 yards per target between the Jets’ top two receivers and the rest of the team ranked third-largest in the NFL, behind two other teams that had star receivers doing most of the heavy lifting: Jacksonville (with Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns, at +3.7) and the New York Giants (thanks mostly to Odell Beckham Jr., at +2.9). Marshall/Decker’s rate of 11.7 targets for every touchdown also ranked fourth-best among top receiving pairings,2Behind the top duos of Seattle (9.0), Jacksonville (10.7) and New England (11.6). but the rest of the Jets were targeted 42.4 times for every touchdown pass, the fourth-worst rate in the league for receiving groups outside a team’s top two targets.3That ranked ahead of only Cleveland (56.8), Minnesota (57.2) and San Francisco (44.0). In other words, Fitzpatrick was putting up great numbers only when throwing to Marshall and Decker — not anyone else. It’s fair to say, then, that no passing game in 2015 was as reliant on its top two receivers as the Jets’ was.Granted, the Jets’ other targets weren’t very good,4Bilal Powell, Quincy Enunwa, Chris Ivory and Kenbrell Thompkins were the only other Jets with at least 30 targets. so you would expect a large chasm in production between Marshall/Decker and the rest of the team. But that makes it more difficult to determine how much of Fitzpatrick’s numbers were the product of his own play, and how much was due to his top two targets. And that’s probably what caused such a disconnect between the Jets and Fitzpatrick’s camp during negotiations.Ultimately, Fitzpatrick signed a reasonable one-year contract, so we may be revisiting the same scenario next offseason, with the Jets having to ascertain their QB’s true worth once more. read more

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Stephens a good noble character Its no surprise that hes still playing

first_img Cluxton poses for photos with Dublin supporters. Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO Sat 8:01 AM There was a massive difference between my time with Dublin and Ipswich,” he told The42 in 2016. “With Dublin, the lads took complete responsibility. It was their team. They owned it and Jim Gavin allowed them to do that. There would be no messing. Every training session everyone would be on it.“It’s obviously difficult to get into the Dublin starting line-up, everybody wants to be there. The A v B teams were absolutely savage. They were better than any Leinster Championship match we got that year. I’m not saying the management had an easy job, but it was player-driven, definitely.“But there is no doubt about it, the demands are getting too much. I never trained as hard in my life as a professional in England as I did with Dublin that year. What was expected of us was unbelievable. Having said that, I did enjoy it. I would have enjoyed it even more if I was playing. Supple left Ipswich at the age of 22 in 2009 and captained St Brigid’s to the Dublin Senior Football Championship two years later. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO“To ask players to do that year after year after year, it’s no surprise to see players retiring at 28 or 29 at that level of inter-county football. I think the training was a bit much but everybody seems to be doing it. Players need to keep up, teams need to keep up.”Supple left the Dublin panel after that treble-winning campaign of 2013. Still lining out for St Brigid’s, he helped out his local Leinster Senior League club Crumlin United when they were short of a goalkeeper, and won the FAI Intermediate Cup — this short spell with Crumlin helping to fuel the fire for his return with Bohemians.The 32-year-old called it a day and hung up his gloves at the end of last year, admitting that he ‘had to listen to his body’. Having moved to England in order to join Ipswich at 15-years-old, he said that his career had taken a toll and he was content to call it quits.Thinking back to his days with Dublin and looking forward to today’s All-Ireland replay against Kerry, Supple speaks highly of Cluxton and all that the Parnells goalkeeper has achieved during his 18-year career with the Boys in Blue.“I got on very well with Stephen,” Supple says. “He’s a good, noble character. He enjoys a joke and a laugh even though he doesn’t talk too much to the media. He’s a great fellah, a really good guy and when he does pack it in eventually, he’ll have left an incredible legacy behind him. Cluxton will hope to secure his seventh All-Ireland title against Kerry this evening. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO“Listen, he’s just such a driven guy. There’s lots of people that have that drive in sport and they go about their profession a certain way, and Stephen is the same. I always found him brilliant to work with on a daily basis. In training he always wants to learn and be the best that he can be.He is always driving on further, despite all that he has achieved already, or what age he is. It’s no surprise that he is still playing at this level at the age of nearly 38. He looks after himself and as everyone knows, he’s completely changed the game.“I’ve no idea if he’ll pack it in after this year, but it’s a big legacy to leave behind and someone will need to step up and take on that mantle now going forward.”Supple has witnessed the transformation of the goalkeeping position over recent years and admires the ways in which his former team-mate has excelled not just in terms of shot-stopping, catching and point-kicking from dead-ball situations, but also his legendary vision and distribution. The 37-year-old will once again captain Dublin as they take on Kerry in this evening’s All-Ireland replay. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO“It’s hard to articulate it. It’s not just one aspect of his game that you can point to, it’s all the work that he puts in and the team that works around him too. You could be the best kicker in the world, but if you don’t have the players out there working hard and creating the space, it’s not going to be successful.He works hard on his game, he practices constantly and always puts a huge amount of effort into everything he does year after year, so it’s no surprise how good his kick-outs are. But it is a two-way streak, too, in terms of the coaching staff that work with the panel. It’s how the game has gone now — it’s all about possession and retaining the ball from kick-outs.”Working week-in, week-out with Cluxton for a year en route to an All-Ireland, Supple says that quiet, steely determination is the key to the Coolock man’s success. Whether or not this will be the Dublin captain’s final campaign is unknown, and while we all struggle to decode the enigma of what makes Stephen Cluxton such a successful goalkeeper and leader, his legacy is there for all to see and admire from a distance.The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article ‘Stephen’s a good, noble character. It’s no surprise that he’s still playing at this level at nearly 38’ All-Ireland winning goalkeeper in 2013 Shane Supple on working closely with Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton. By Aaron Gallagher 18,824 Views https://the42.ie/4801281 Share5 Tweet Email center_img Cluxton poses for photos with Dublin supporters. AS SOMEONE WHO soldiered side-by-side with Stephen Cluxton throughout the victorious All-Ireland campaign of 2013, Shane Supple is in a unique position to decode the enigma of the Dublin captain.Battling together and pushing one another on through training sessions and match-days en route to the Allianz National League, Leinster Championship and the Sam Maguire, Supple should be able to lift up the curtain on one of Irish sport’s most fascinating and elusive characters.But, he says, Cluxton just doesn’t let his mask slip. With a relentless, quiet, steely determination to be the best and maintain those high standards which yield trophies season after season, Cluxton’s secrets to success are as close-guarded to team-mates as they are to the public who watch on in amazement at the 37-year-old’s performances.“Maybe it was the fact he didn’t talk to people,” Supple grins trying to put into words what made the Dublin captain so special during the All-Ireland winning campaign they spent together as team-mates six years ago.The former shot-stopper, having spent seven years on the books at Ipswich Town, returned home to Ireland at the age of 22 after becoming completely disillusioned with the thankless, selfish nature of football in the UK — a toxic environment he saw as the antithesis of a GAA dressing room. Supple won an All-Ireland football championship with Dublin back in 2013. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOHe picked back up gaelic with Blanchardstown side St Brigid’s after leaving Roy Keane’s Ipswich side a decade ago, and went on to captain his local club all the way to the Dublin Senior Football Championship in 2011. His fine form led to a call-up by Jim Gavin the following season as the manager prepared for his first year in charge taking over from Pat Gilroy.Supple says he knew the chance of getting minutes ahead of Cluxton were unlikely, but still relished the opportunity to work alongside the Dublin captain as understudy, fully aware of the importance which goalkeepers have helping to drive one another on, even if one player isn’t getting in the starting XV.Retiring last year after two-and-a-half seasons with Bohemians, where he earned a senior Ireland call-up under Martin O’Neill and was named SWAI Goalkeeper of the Year, Supple looks back fondly on his time spent in the bubble of the Dublin machine.“Some of the lads I was with are still playing and are going for the five in a row,” he says of this evening’s All-Ireland final replay against Kerry. “Paddy Andrews is a club-mate of mine at St Brigid’s and all the lads I played against at club level are still involved, so it’s great to see that they’re on the cusp of this achievement.“It’s something that’s never been done before and I hope they get over the line. They’re all great, humble lads, there’s no airs or graces about them. It’s nice when you get that kind of package altogether.” The Parnells clubman has revolutionised the goalkeeping position. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOSupple won’t actually get the chance to be in attendance at, or even see, today’s All-Ireland final replay. With an EA Sports Cup final 233km up the M1 Motorway between Derry City and Dundalk scheduled, he will be on punditry duty for Eir Sport instead.That clash of sporting events, a League of Ireland cup final and an All-Ireland decider on the same day, is a fitting reminder of Supple’s unique career balancing GAA and football. In fact, one of the key reasons he decided to return to club football with Bohemians is because they would accommodate him still playing with St Brigid’s at the same time. Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO Saturday 14 Sep 2019, 8:00 AM Follow us: the42.ie Short URL 5 Comments last_img read more

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Report Thorgan Hazard not going anywhere in January

first_imgA potential January departure for Thorgan Hazard has allegedly been ruled out by Borussia Monchengladbach boss Dieter HeckingSince arriving Gladbach in 2014 from Chelsea, Hazard’s consistently good performances in Germany over the years has made him one of the most wanted players in Europe.The 25-year-old winger has recently been linked with moves Liverpool, Atletico Madrid and AS Roma.But BILD understands that Hecking has told the Gladbach director of sport Max Eberl and the board that Hazard will not be allowed to go anywhere in next month’s transfer window.The Belgium international has managed nine goals and six assists in 17 Bundesliga games this season and is contracted at Gladbach until June 2020.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.However, the report did add that a summer return to Chelsea may be on the table for Hazard as the club have an option to buy him back.The Blues included a clause into his contract at Gladbach when they sold him and will have first refusal on him.Hazard had joined Chelsea back in the summer of 2012, along with his older brother Eden, from French side RC Lens.But Hazard never made an appearance for Chelsea and was immediately sent on loan to Belgian club SV Zulte Waregem for two seasons.Afterwards, he went on another loan spell to Gladbach before the German side decided to make him a permanent member of the squad in 2015.last_img read more

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Extension for TCI Business Licensees

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:tci businesses, turks caicos business Crackdown coming for illegal business Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBusiness licensees given until September 30th to pay their fees… yet another extension decided this past week by Cabinet. No penalties will be levelled for payments made before this new date.last_img

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Outgoing Senator Mark Begich Bids Farewell On Senate Floor

first_imgMark Begich said goodbye on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Thursday. His six years in office end with this Congress.Download AudioBegich, who lost his seat largely due to his embrace of Democratic policies, recounted how far the country has come since the great recession.“I remember coming onto this floor as a freshman in ’09,” he said. “The chaos in this economy was unbelievable. The amount of jobs we were losing, 600+k a month – equal to my whole population of my state. Unemployed! Boom Gone.”He says he and other freshmen wondered what they’d gotten into. Now the stock market is up, unemployment is down and the annual budget deficit has shrunk. Begich says there’s more to do and urged his colleagues to be optimistic.“People may be angry with us, but they want to know what we’re going to do to solve these incredible problems,” he said. “And it will be incumbent on the next Congress to sit down and work together. It’s going to be tough. Because the politics of today are about the moment in time. It’s not about the long term.”He told a few anecdotes about his time on Capitol Hill. Once, he said, he and his son Jacob dug out their car after a snow storm and parked it near the white-domed Capitol building.“Those who know me – I don’t really follow all the rules around this place,” Begich said. “We started walking through the Capitol with our snow shovels over our shoulders. The place was empty. And I realized what an incredible place this is…,” emotion choked off his words a few times during the speech, particularly when he spoke of his wife and son. “…You just see the history…and in a small way we were part of it.”Begich staffers sat in the back of the chamber, many in tears.As is the tradition, other senators stood to laud Begich. One was Mary Landrieu, a Louisiana Democrat who later said her own farewells. Landrieu says many senators assert their parents gave their lives to public service, but in Begich’s case, it’s quite true. Congressman Nick Begich’s plane disappeared en route to Juneau. As Landrieu noted, that left Mark and five siblings without a father.“So when Mark walked in here, the first day I met him, I don’t know what I was expecting, but I was expecting someone to have a heavy burden on their shoulders because of that,” she said.Instead, Landrieu says, Begich was one of the most optimistic people in the Senate, brimming with self confidence and encouraging to his peers.“And I know that his father is truly honored that he didn’t get bitter. He wasn’t angry. He accepted that as God’s will, which is a hard thing to accept,” Landrieu said. “And he just, just did so much for the community that his father loved, the state that his father loved.”Before Begich left the floor, senators stood in line to hug him. Their applause lasted nearly a minute. On Jan. 6, former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan will be sworn in as Alaska’s 8th senator since statehood.last_img read more

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TS Govt schools fare well on a par with private ones

first_imgKapra: At a time when the government is planning to close 4,000 government schools in the state, the situation at schools in Kapra mandal is quite different. There are four government schools and all of them have enough students.Zilla Parishad High School in Balaji Nagar has 650 students, Zilla Parishad High School in Jawahar Nagar has 830 students and Zilla Parishad High School in Cherlapalli has over 250 students. Also Read – Golden 90’s Music Superstars – Alka Yagnik & Kumar Sanu LIVE in Concert will be performing together for the very 1st time in the city of pearls,… Advertise With Us While many government schools are struggling to survive and many are being clubbed for the want of students, the schools in Kapra are performing quite well. “There are four government schools in Kapra mandal and each has strength of above 200,” says M Anjaneyulu, president, Telangana State Union of Teacher’s Federation (TSUTF). There are 850 students in Zilla Parishad High School in Kapra, of which, 480 are girls. The age group of the students is between 10 and 16 years. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us “The use of technology in private schools is growing with the installation of digital boards and government schools too are not lagging behind,” says Ram, a teacher. “There is one digital board in our school. We need at least five digital boards. We also have capable staff of 30. We need 4 to 5 additional classrooms,” said Anjaneyulu. Lakshmi, a class VII student of Zilla Parishad High School in Kapra, said, “We have very good teachers who also help us after our school hours. I am glad to have good teachers, as I cannot afford to go to tuition.”last_img read more

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Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments   Share   But while no deal may be imminent, Keim said his discussions with Dockett have been going well.“I had a conversation with Darnell directly and he made it very clear that he wants to remain a Cardinal,” Keim said. “It’s no different from any negotiation; it takes two sides to come to an agreement where both sides are happy.“It can take a couple days, it could take a few weeks. Hopefully we’ll get something in place.” LISTEN: Steve Keim, Cardinals general manager Tuesday morning, Michael Bidwill said his goal is to have Darnell Dockett retire as an Arizona Cardinal.Dockett, 33, is set to enter the final year of a contract that will see him carry a cap hit of $9.8 million.That would be a hefty price to pay any defensive lineman of Dockett’s age, but when you factor in that he missed the entire 2014 season with a torn ACL, it’s understandable why the Cardinals would like to re-work his deal. Your browser does not support the audio element. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories But of course, if the sides cannot agree to a new contract, that could mean the end of Dockett’s time in Arizona. That, Cardinals general manager Steve Keim admitted, is a possibility.“I think there’s always a chance, but that’s not our intention,” Keim told Burns and Gambo on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Tuesday afternoon.Keim referenced what the team recently went through with Larry Fitzgerald as a similar situation to what is happening with Dockett. The receiver was set to count nearly $24 million against Arizona’s 2015 cap, but he and the team were able to work out a deal that will keep the wideout in Arizona for at least the next two seasons.“We need Darnell to give us a little help from a cap standpoint to try to get a little more aggressive around him, to get some players in free agency,” Keim added. “And we would still love to have him retire a Cardinal.“Last week at the Combine in Indianapolis (we) had some good dialogue with Drew Rosenhaus (Dockett’s agent), but at this point, there’s no deal that’s imminent.”Beginning March 7, teams will be able to begin contract negotiations with free agents. On March 10, teams will be able to sign said free agents. In theory, if the Cardinals are looking toward Dockett to help them clear some cap space, a loose deadline may be in a couple of weeks.last_img read more

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High Dependency Unit upgrades health services

first_imgBy Evie AndreouHEALTH Minister Philippos Patsalis officially inaugurated Nicosia General Hospital’s new high dependency unit (HDU) on Monday saying it marked a new era in public health.The HDU will provide for the smooth transition of patients from the intensive care unit (ICU) to a regular ward. ICU patients whose condition is no longer critical but still need more care will be placed in the HDU until they are well enough to be transferred to a regular ward or rehabilitation centre. Along with the increased care unit, post-critical care has also been introduced, where patients will be monitored for 96 hours after their exit from the ICU.Specially trained staff and a new ICU specialist doctor will man the new unit which at the moment has six beds, with the prospect of the addition of two more beds soon.“Our goal is the upgrade of health services and the emergence of Cyprus as an exemplar of medical and nursing care,” Patsalis said.Nicosia General Hospital’s general manager Petros Matsas said that the HDU, which is the first in Cyprus, aims to help decongest the hospital’s nursing system and especially the ICU.Health ministry’s acting general manager Christina Yiannaki called the HDU a huge accomplishment, saying that “the vision of many years had become a reality”.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoAngels And EntrepreneursRobert Herjavec Announce Venture Could Make You RichAngels And EntrepreneursUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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FCT needs a univer

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