McGUINNESS PROMISES TO LIFT HIS TEAM FOR ALL-IRELAND CLASH WITH LAOIS

first_imgDONEGAL manager Jim McGuinness was gracious in defeat to Monaghan in the Ulster SFC Final at Clones, and then vowed to find out what went wrong with his All-Ireland champions.A six-point defeat to the hosts today saw a deflated and often jaded-looking Donegal team second to most balls.Only Neil Gallagher and Ryan McHugh shone through the match. Captain Michael Murphy was virtually shackled by his marker, and had a good shout for a penalty in the first half turned down to add to his frustration.But this evening McGuinness said he would lift his side for next Saturday’s clash with Laois in the qualifiers – which might be held at Croke Park.“We will look at what went wrong but you have to congratulate Monaghan for their first Ulster title in 25 years,” said the Glenties man.“They have players out there who were hungry for success. Monaghan were the better team and the hungrier team,” he said. McGuinness said he and Rory Gallagher will now assess how many players will be fit for the game in just six days time – knowing that just two teams have gone on to win a qualifier after a defeat a week earlier.“We will be honest and focused,” said Jim.“We will see who we have for next week and prepare for it.”There are already doubts over Mark McHugh who was taken off injured.RTE pundit Joe Brolly said Monaghan had ‘out-Donegaled Donegal’ with their tactics. He praised manager Malachy O’Rourke for turning his side into winners.McGUINNESS PROMISES TO LIFT HIS TEAM FOR ALL-IRELAND CLASH WITH LAOIS was last modified: July 22nd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:donegalJim McGuinnessLaoisMonaghanlast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS FACE BURT IN JUNIOR A SEMI-FINAL

first_imgRed Hughs Notes 21/07/2013Lotto & 100+ ClubThere was no jackpot winning sequence in this weeks Lotto draw but Sean Sweeney and Anne O’Connor won €25 each in Lucky Dip. Numbers drawn were 6,4,1,2,7,5,8,3. Next weeks Lotto jackpot is €2,700. The Lotto sellers in the coming weeks are: 27th July – Tony Gallagher, 3rd August – Paddy Kelly, 10th August – Barry Bradley and 17th August – Joe Carlin. The winner of the 100+ Club draw this week was Roisin Carragher, Monaghan who wins €100. Thanks to all for their continued support of the weekly Lotto & 100+ Club.Seniors & Reserves Both teams were in league action at the weekend in Downings. The reserves had a tough encounter in their game but they gave a good display despite missing a few players. Final score: Red Hughs 2-8 Downings 2-14. The seniors also found the going tough in their game and never played to their potential losing in the end by a few points. Final score: Red Hughs 1-7 Downings 1-13.The seniors are in championship action next weekend when they take on Urris in the Junior ‘A’ Championship semi-final in Burt at 3.00pm. Best of luck to the lads and all should come out to support them in this big game.Minor BoardWell done to the U10 teams who took part in the blitz in Downings on Friday evening last.The club hosted the Kelloggs Cúl Camp last week with 57 children taking part. Thanks to Oisin Cannon and the coaches for a great week. Thanks to the club members who helped out with tea and tuck shop.The U12s girls blitz was held at the club on Saturday the 20th of July with 5 teams coming to take part St Marys Convoy, St Eunans, Robert Emmets, Glenfin and McCumhaills. The Red Hughs girls played brillant in all of their games in what was a very warm morning. The next blitz for the U12 girls is on next Saturday morning in Glenfin. The girls train on Tuesday evening from 6.00 to 7.00pm. Thanks to the club members who helped with the refereeing of the games and to the ladies for the refreshments afterwards.The U16 boys are fixed to play Convoy away this Friday 29th July at 7.30pm. Well done to the U18 boys on a great victory over Glenfin in the preliminary round 2nd leg of the championship and they now progress to 1st round proper with 1st leg fixed for this Wednesday 24th July away to Malin at 7.30pm. All come out and support the lads.Ulster FinalHard luck to the Donegal senior team on their defeat by Monaghan in the Ulster Final on Sunday and good luck to them in qualifier game against Laois on Saturday.GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS FACE BURT IN JUNIOR A SEMI-FINAL was last modified: July 23rd, 2013 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:GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS FACE BURT IN JUNIOR A SEMI-FINALlast_img read more

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Rajasthan govt. seeks more wheat under FSA

first_imgRajasthan has sought enhancement of ceiling for beneficiaries under the Food Security Act in accordance with the present population. As the number of beneficiaries in the State has increased by 36 lakh since 2011, the Public Distribution System’s authorities are reportedly facing difficulty in disbursement of foodgrains.Food and Civil Supplies Minister Ramesh Chand Meena has demanded allotment of an additional 26,000 tonnes of wheat from the Centre under the food security scheme. He said the foodgrains were to be supplied to a population of 4.82 crore, but the quantity was received only for 4.46 crore beneficiaries as per the existing ceiling.last_img read more

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Officials break ground for national football center

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Galanza proud to hard work finally paying off for Lady Falcons E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  MOST READ Read Next The 2-hectare lot where the field sits was provided by the Manila Jockey Club Inc.“This is a great moment for those who love football,” said Araneta. “Our dream is to have a national football center, which our national team players can call home. We thank Fifa for funding and the MJC for their magnificent generosity in making the site available for us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary CARMONA, Cavite—The first phase in the development of a national football center was unveiled yesterday with the International Football Federation (Fifa) officially turning over the artificial turf to the Philippine Football Federation at San Lazaro Leisure Park here.Fifa council member Mariano “Nonong” Araneta, who is also president of the PFF, turned over the Fifa-funded project to PFF general secretary Ed Gastanes in a ceremony attended by several Asian Football Confederation and Asean Football Federation officials.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citylast_img read more

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IPL: BCCI president N Srinivasan and Sahara chief Subrata Roy meet at weekend

first_imgSahara may, after all, agree to return as sponsor of the Indian team. The business conglomerate is said to be still open to the idea and is ready to discuss this along with the Pune franchise issue with the Indian cricket board.Sahara India supremo Subrata Roy and N Srinivasan, president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), are to meet this weekend to try and see if the two sponsorship issues can be sorted out amicably.This would be the first meeting between the two after Sahara India on Saturday pulled out as the national team sponsor and threatened to withdraw Pune Warriors from the fifth edition of the Indian Premier league (IPL) tournament beginning on April 4.Sahara India’s main grouse is that an adamant BCCI didn’t even consider its “genuine request” to allow them to have an ailing Yuvraj Singh’s purse ($ 1.8 million) at the February 4 player auction.”The two heads are meeting over the weekend. Only Mr Roy and Mr Srinivasan would be present at this face-to-face meeting, which is likely to be held in Mumbai, as of now,” the man who is expected to be present at the meeting venue told Mail Today.”The meeting would most probably be held on Saturday. But if, for some reason, it does not take place on Saturday, it would surely be held on Sunday,” he emphasised.The official also revealed that the Sahara chief would also discuss the sponsorship issue of the Indian team.”The two bosses would discuss both issues – IPL Pune Warriors and the sponsorship. Let’s see how the talks pan out. No announcements would be made by either side before this meeting,” he said. The BCCI Corporate Trophy sponsorship would naturally be discussed too.advertisementIt seems the BCCI has climbed down on the twin contentious issues. This is the only plausible reason that can be cited for Roy agreeing to discuss the team sponsorship too, after announcing the pull out with a “heavy heart” on Saturday.Asked about the delay in the meeting, the official said: “When heads of two bodies have to meet they have to take time out from their busy schedule. Both have been busy so far, in different cities. And now they’ve decided to meet at the weekend.”Sahara was paying Rs 3.34 crore per international match – Tests, One- day International and Twenty20 – and the contract was to expire on December 31, 2013.Since Saturday, both Srinivasan and Roy have spoken in reconciliatory tones, but the latter has been insisting that there would be no second thoughts on the national team’s sponsorship.While terminating the sponsorship on Saturday – stressing that Sahara’s “emotions were never appreciated” by the BCCI – Roy simultaneously announced a Rs 1,000 crores welfare foundation for rural sports, confirming that all doors were shut on the BCCI.Sahara’s buying price of the Pune franchise was the highest of the 10 teams – approximately Rs 1,700 crore. It was added to the IPL in 2010 along with Kochi (Rs 1533.32 crores), which was later scrapped.Since becoming the Indian team’s sponsor in 2001, Sahara has largely paid its dues promptly, and this has been acknowledged by the BCCI too. Minutes of the working committee meeting in January 2008 say that members agreed “unanimously” that Sahara “had made all payments within the stipulated time…”Sahara came to the BCCI’s rescue in 2009 when it failed to attract a single bid after raising the tender base price to Rs 3 crore.After its previous contract ended on December 31, 2009, Sahara agreed to the BCCI’s offer of an extension of six months, till June 30, 2010. Then Sahara raised the per-match payment to Rs 3.34 crore in a renewed contract that was to end on December 31, 2013.last_img read more

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Empathy, lifes experiences define ones success: Nadella

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 7 (PTI) Empathy and learning from lifes experiences are mantras that Microsofts India-born CEO Satya Nadella feels play a crucial role in determining the success of individuals and organisations.The tech titan is in India on a two-day visit to promote his book Hit Refresh.In a free-wheeling chat with former cricketer Anil Kumble, Nadella talked about his love for cricket, the importance of empathy and its significance in personal and professional lives.Nadella, 50, described how the birth of his son, Zain, (who was born with severe cerebral palsy) had a “deep impact” on him and was his Hit Refresh moment.He recounted that he was 29 when he and his wife, Anupama, had their first child. He reminisced being both excited and nervous at that time, and struggling thereafter to come to terms with their sons condition.”…for the first multiple years I struggled with it…it was only in watching Anu (his wife) and what came much more naturally to her…seeing her giving him the best shot is when I realised that…I needed to step up as a parent,” he said in a chat with former cricketer Anil Kumble.The episode — which Nadella described as a defining monment in his life — also shaped him into the leader he is today.A person is a culmination and combination of ones life experiences, Nadella said adding that he had also come to deeply appreciate the value of empathy in life and workplace.”There is no way we are going to succeed in something like that if we dont have deep sense of empathy. I think of empathy as not just as something nice to have, but core to innovation agenda in a company,” he added.advertisementNadella also spoke about his love for cricket and the lessons he learnt from the sport that are relevant to a corporate boardroom as well.He cited the example of the team he was a part of, and how he learnt that while it is important to compete aggressively and with passion, it is also critical for a leader to put the team first. PTI SR MBI MKJlast_img read more

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18-year-old Washington Sundar debuts for India after IPL high

first_imgWashington Sundar, at 18 years and 69 days, has been handed an India debut. The Chennai off-spinner also made his maiden appearance in the IPL where he replaced the seasoned R Ashwin in the Rising Pune Supergiant.Sundar, who had initially started off as a batsman switched over to off-spin and made his mark in underage cricket. He featured in the 2016 U-19 World Cup and was earmarked for the higher level immediately.For RPS, Sundar picked eight wickets from 11 matches at an economy of 6.16. On Wednesday, as India geared up to play Sri Lanka in the second ODI, he replaced Kuldeep Yadav, who had been India’s favoured slower bowler in the shorter formats since they decided to rely on wrist-spin.We have a new kid on the block. Washington Sundar is all set to make his ODI debut here in Mohali #TeamIndia #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/VxquVkgSIa- BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 2017Sundar was called into the side for the ODI series after Kedar Jadhav was ruled out with an injury. The teenager was thrilled with the chance and said he was ready to prove his mettle at the international stage.”For any cricketer, playing for India is the ultimate dream. As an 18-year-old, I have got the opportunity to play for India and it is a great feeling. I trust a lot in my preparation and it has paid off,” Sundar said. “I would definitely have to be ready to bowl 10 overs of off spin and contribute with the bat no matter what position the team is in.”advertisementSundar did not get too bat on debut after Rohit Sharma hit his third double hundred and Shikhar Dhawan (68) and Shreyas Iyer (88) hammered fifties to help India post 392/4 off their 50 overs. However, Sundar did not have to wait too long for his maiden international wicket. He bowled Lahiru Thirimanne , who chose the wrong ball to play a reverse-sweep.last_img read more

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10 months agoBayern Munich president Rummenigge coy over deal for Atletico Madrid defender Lucas

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Bayern Munich president Rummenigge coy over deal for Atletico Madrid defender Lucasby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is coy over talk of a deal for Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez.Lucas has been linked with an €85m move to Germany next month.And Rummenigge says: “I cannot deny or confirm anything.”We are in a phase where we are studying the January market. If we have any real interest in the player, we will inform Atletico first, because we have excellent relations with this club.”(Mats) Hummels will play with us again in the second part of the season, we talked about it with (Niko) Kovac.” last_img read more

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Talks positive Zomato Gold still a bone of contention NRAI

first_imgNew Delhi: As the ongoing tussle between the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) and online food aggregators as well as delivery platforms enters a settlement stage, Zomato Gold is still proving to be a bone of contention, a top NRAI executive said on Monday. The restaurants’ trade body met Swiggy and Zomato last week and had constructive talks, barring any significant progress on the Zomato Gold programme. “The NRAI remains steadfast in its belief that Zomato Gold in its current form is not acceptable in either dine-in or delivery segment. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year “We, however, also took note that Zomato has put the contentious ‘Infinity’ dining programme in abeyance till further notice. This move was appreciated by the NRAI,” Anurag Katriar, President of NRAI, said in a statement. A Zomato spokesperson said that it continues to have discussions with the NRAI on all issues faced by the industry and “is focused on providing solutions sustainable for all participants”. On the #Logout campaign, Katriar said: “The NRAI has successfully concluded talks with Dineout, Gourmet Passport, Nearbuy and Magicpin and they are back in business and out of the purview of #Logout. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India “Talks with Eazydiner is also fairly advanced and we expect an early resolution to that”. The restaurant’s trade body held its second meeting with both the key delivery aggregators, Swiggy and Zomato on September 13. These were follow-up meetings after the NRAI flagged eight critical issues pertaining to the online delivery space which are crippling this vertical of the food service industry. “The follow-up meetings on the eight core issues were largely positive and talks have progressed well so far. Both aggregators have presented concrete roadmap and apprised the NRAI core team of the progress made thus far,” informed Katriar. The association said since the desired changes are fairly large and significant, their total resolution may take some time. The newly-appointed NRAI managing committee is slated to meet this week in Mumbai to deliberate upon the progress made and subsequently decide the next course of action. A Swiggy spokesperson said that it is committed to empowering its users with access to the greatest choice of restaurants and cuisines. “Our recent discussions on the various projects have been well received and has brought us one step closer to achieving our combined goals,” the spokesperson added.last_img read more

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We wanted to win this title badly Chhetri

first_imgMumbai: An elated Bengaluru FC skipper Sunil Chhetri termed his team’s maiden Indian Super League victory against FC Goa as a “sweet one” especially after his side had faltered in the summit clash last season against Chennaiyin FC. Courtesy Rahul Bheke’s championship-winning header in the second extra time, Bengaluru defeated FC Goa 1-0 in an edge of a seat thriller last night here to win their maiden ISL title. Bengaluru had last year lost last year’s final to Chennaiyin FC Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open “Last year after the final, I said next year we’ll come back. Right from the ball boy to Carles (Cuadrat the coach), everyone wanted this. We wanted to win it (the title) badly. When you lose the way we did last year, it’s sweet to win this one. Asia, we are back,” Chhetri said at the post match media conference late Sunday night. Now by winning the ISL, Bengaluru FC will play in the AFC Asian Cup next year. Chhetri also said it was “commendable” that a player like Ferran Corominas, who bagged the Golden Boot award, did not get any chance against his team on all the three occasions when the two teams clashed. Also Read – Fast bowler Behrendorff to undergo spinal surgery “The message from the coach was that we should try to attack but as soon as we lose the ball, we should fall back and defend and have numbers (at the back). For players like me, Miku and Udanta (Singh), it was not easy because we are attacking minded people,” Chhetri said. “I am happy we did it because Nishu (Kumar) and (Harmanjot) Khabra got that security when Udanta and I traced back. It is commendable that a player like Coro (Corominas) did not get open chances against us in three games,” he said. “Last year, we conceded off set pieces and we were dominant until those two goal, so we were sure on not letting it happen today,” he added. Asked where he would rate this win, Chhetri quipped, Top-two. Number 2.” The winning coach Carles Cuadrat said that the team was trying not to take the game to the penalties as then it can be anybody’s game. “We were trying not to get into tie-breaker as it then becomes a lottery a lot of times. We are happy that one ball in the box gave us the victory. This is the seventh goal done by a set-piece and it shows how important set pieces are in the game, Cuadrat said. Meanwhile, FC Goa coach Sergio Lobera termed Ahmed Jahouh being sent off the field after earning a red card as the key moment of the match. “The key moment was when were reduced to 10-men in the first half of extra time. It was a very tight game was going to be a matter of small details and the sending off was a big handicap for us,” Lobera said. Despite the loss, the FC Goa head coach said he was proud of his players . “Till today, we were focused today only on this game (the final). From tomorrow onwards, we will start working towards the (upcoming) Super Cup. I said to my players in the dressing room that I am proud of them and (what) they have done in the season. “I am thankful to the players and they have been very professional. It is sad that we cannot take the trophy to Goa,” he noted. Meanwhile, Lobera’s name has been ‘linked to’ the vacant India coach job and specifically asked about it, the Spaniard said, “(It is) always nice to be linked to national team of a great country like India, but I have one more year contract with FC Goa.”last_img read more

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