first_imgGAOTH Dobhair are county senior reserve champions after a six point win over Naomh Conaill at MacCumhaill Park today.And it was goals which made the difference as gaeltacht club won by 2-06 to 0-06.Mairtín Ó Colla agus Ryan Ó Fearraigh were the goal scorers in the curtain raiser to the county final which also saw N Conaill’s Joe Kennedy red-carded 15 minutes from the end. There were few scores in the first half with the sides level at 0-03 each at the break.But Stephen Cassidy pointed to put Gaoth Dobhair ahead and they never lost the lead after that.Naomh Conaill did close the gap, but Ferry pointed and then netted to give his side the title.  GOALS GIVE GAOTH DOBHAIR COUNTY SENIOR RESERVE TITLE was last modified: October 20th, 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:GOALS GIVE GAOTH DOBHAIR COUNTY SENIOR RESERVE TITLElast_img read more

Federer ‘excited’ about 2010 World Cup

first_img11 September 2009The world’s number one tennis player, Roger Federer, says he is excited about the 2010 Fifa World Cup. The Swiss ace, whose mother is South African, holds a South African passport.Federer, who has won more Grand Slam singles titles than anyone in history, is hoping Switzerland make it to the finals in South Africa.“I think it’s wonderful that South Africa got the World Cup, first of all,” he said this week. “I remember seeing them win the World Cup for rugby [in 1995]. It was a great thing for the nation, as well.“Of course, I hope that Switzerland is going to be there too, so I can support Switzerland and South Africa, too.”Switzerland, currently 15th in Fifa’s world rankings, are in a strong position to qualify for the World Cup finals. They’re top of European qualifying Group Two, with two matches still to go.They’re on 17 points, three points clear of Greece and Latvia, and with a better goal difference than those two teams.The Swiss complete their World Cup qualifying campaign with a visit to lowly Luxembourg, which has only five points from eight matches, on 10 October, followed by a tough contest against Israel on 14 October. That match takes place on home soil in Basel.Federer takes an active interest in happenings in South Africa, and the Roger Federer Foundation operates in the country with IMBEWU, a non-profit NGO which initiates and co-ordinates sustainable participative projects in the Eastern Cape province.IMBEWU is composed of two independent but complementary organizations: IMBEWU South Africa, based in New Brighton Township in Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth), plans and implements programmes at a field level.IMBEWU-Suisse, based in Neuchatel, Switzerland, supports its South African sister organisation financially and encourages global exchanges.Federer says the foundation is close to his heart, and he wishes he had more time to be involved with it. But, he says, when his playing career is over, there will be plenty of time to be more hands-on.Federer is currently in action at the US Open in New York, where he has reached the semi-finals of a Grand Slam for a record 22nd time in succession. He is aiming to win his third Grand Slam title of the year, after victories at the French Open and Wimbledon.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Van der Burgh wins more gold for South Africa

first_img14 August 2015South African swimmer Cameron van der Burgh is on a roll. On Wednesday, he added the 100m breaststroke gold medal to his tally, following his win in the 50m on Tuesday. He is currently in the top spot on the overall best swimmers ranking of the first leg of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2015.The races took place at the Federation Internationale de Natation (Fina) World Cup series, the first le of which was held in Moscow, Russia on 11 and 12 August.The 27-year-old Van der Burgh outshone Nic Fink of the United States yesterday, pipping him to the post by 0.25 seconds. Fink came in second with a time of 59.52 and his compatriot, Cody Miller, bagged bronze with 1:00.07.The three best swimmers in the overall ranking of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup after the first leg are Van Der Burgh, Marco Koch of Germany in second place and Miller in third place.Katinka Hosszu of Hungary outshone in the women’s section, Emily Seebohm from Australia came in second and Vitalina Simonova of Russia third.Other achievements by South African swimmers include Chad le Clos taking silver after Tom Shields won by 0.09 seconds (51.45 and 51.36 respectively) for the butterfly event. And Myles Brown added the 200m freestyle silver medal to the gold he won in the 400m freestyle on 11 August.Russia’s Danila Izotov won that event in a time of 1:46.93, with Brown touching second in 1:47.80. Nikita Lobintsev, another Russian, came in third with his 1:47.83.The FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2015 is now travelling to Paris- Chartres, where the second leg will take place on 15 and 16 August. This second leg will conclude the first cluster in Europe.Source: News24 wirelast_img read more

There Is Something Worse Than Being Labeled Unresponsive

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now On average, a human being lives around 4,160 weeks. No one’s death bed regret will be: “I wish I’d have had time to get to inbox zero . . . oh, and someone clear my text messages for me when I am gone.” This article suggests that there is “nothing worse than being labeled unresponsive,” a suggestion that proves false on its face, as there are a lot worse things one’s peers might label them. The article also offers rules for responsiveness, getting them exactly backwards.For starters, how about “completely unproductive” as something worse than unresponsive. Or, let’s try “distracted beyond belief.” You might want to avoid “lacks focus,” or “I have never seen their face in a meeting because they live in their inbox.”Can you imagine anything worse than working on low-value transactional communications over the crucial outcomes you are responsible for generating? Can you imagine asking someone to trade their highest priorities and critical outcomes to respond to a message based on nothing more than an arbitrary set of rules driven by technologies? That would be worse and by the largest of margins.The High Price of Technological CommunicationsWith no cost to the sender, one is allowed to send a message to another person, imposing a responsibility on the receiver to open the message, read it, determine what it means, decide what needs to done, decide when they have time to honor the request, and respond accordingly. One message is not a problem, but it’s impossible to underestimate the burden created by 180 notes or more, spread across different inboxes.Every message you send creates a burden on the person receiving it, and every message you receive creates the same responsibility for you. Which means, the content should be worthy of the burden, and we should spend more time determining the right medium for the message we are sending.The tools we use have eliminated the barriers of time and space. Let me say this another way. For all the tools provide us, they also eliminate our time, and they eliminate our space, which you might think of as “margin,” the space to stop and think and do cognitive work.A Better Set of Rules for ResponsivenessThe onslaught of technologies and the proliferation of inboxes (email, text message, Slack, Google Chat, LinkedIn, Facebook, and voicemail) increases the number of messages one must process, as well as the increasing volume through each of these channels.The rules for responsiveness cannot be determined by the available technology, which continues to increase both the ease and the speed in which one can communicate. The idea that a text should “probably” be answered in an hour and email in twenty-four hours is a perfect example of what is wrong with this line of thought. These “rules” are completely devoid of context. I respond to “Hi Dad!” faster than any other text messages. I hope you respond to “Hi Mom” equally as fast.We all have obligations to the people in our lives. However, we also have obligations to ourselves, our purpose and meaning, and our priorities and responsibilities, one of which is the things we need to do for other people—but not the only one.When you are processing the messages from some people, you have decided not to work on the more valuable work that creates even greater value for another set of people—people with whom you are also obligated.Better rules might be to respond based on the context of the message.Is it a communication about something important and strategic to you or the other party?Is it time sensitive and will something be lost if your response isn’t immediate?Is it a routine communication that costs you or the sender nothing even if it takes a few days to respond?Does the message require a response?There are better ways to think about your obligations to other people. One of those might include assuming good intentions of others, recognizing that we are all doing more with less, and more importantly, that time is a finite, non-renewable resource. Instead of believing them to be unresponsive, you might assume they are busy doing meaningful work and that they are trying their best to make good decisions about the choices they make.last_img read more

Action will be taken: Khattar

first_imgAction will be taken on the findings of Justice S.N. Dhingra commission that probed alleged irregularities in grant of land licences to a firm owned by Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Khattar said on Friday. He denied the Congress’ allegation that the Commission’s report was leaked and said the court should take cognisance of the matter. His response came after a media report claimed that Vadra had been indicted by the Commission for making unlawful profits in a land deal in 2008.Mr. Khattar noted that the court has not given permission to make public the report of the Commission, which was formed by his government after coming to power in October 2014. “Once the report is made public and something comes out, it will be a matter of investigation,” he said. The Commission submitted its report to Mr. Khattar on August 31, 2016. Its contents are yet to be made public by the government, which gave an undertaking in the Punjab and Haryana High Court not to release the report until directed by the court.last_img read more

Kolkata school suspends classes, parents agitate

first_imgHundreds of guardians of students of the G.D. Birla Centre for Education, a renowned private school in south Kolkata, where a kindergarten student was allegedly sexually abused by teachers recently, blocked a busy thoroughfare connecting the central with the southern part of the city on Sunday. The blockade, which continued for several hours till evening, was held against the decision of the school authorities to keep the school closed for an indefinite period from Monday. Parents also demanded the arrest and resignation of the school’s Principal. “The school authorities cannot take such an abrupt decision to keep the school closed for an indefinite period as it would jeopardise the future of students,” said a guardian. The protesters also argued that closing the school cannot be a solution to the issue and that school authorities should first ensure the safety of the students.Police struggled to convince the agitating parents to lift the blockade and even agreed to arrange a meeting with the school authorities. “Since one of the key demands of the guardians was to hold a meeting with the school authorities, we can arrange it at the auditorium of the Kolkata Police’s Bodyguard Line [in south Kolkata] on Monday,” Deputy Commissioner of Police-South Suburban Division Rupesh Kumar told journalists. He also said that the school authorities have agreed to meet the guardians. However, the agitated guardians turned down the police’s offer and said that they would meet the school authorities only on the school’s premises. Meanwhile, the father of the victim lodged a complaint against Principal Sharmila Nath at the city’s Jadavpur Police Station. “He [the girl’s father] has lodged a police complaint against the principal today [Sunday]. The Principal was aware of the crime and she tried concealing it,” said Priyanka Tibrewal, the lawyer of the girl’s father. Earlier, in a letter to the child’s father, Ms.Nath had stated that the two accused teachers had been removed. The West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBCPCR) also demanded the arrest of the Principal.last_img read more

U.P. police search for Army jawan

first_imgIn a fresh twist to the Bulandshahr mob violence case, an Army jawan has emerged as a key suspect in the murder of Police Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh.While the police is yet to issue details of the allegations or his role, they have sent a team to Jammu to investigate and possibly nab him.The main accused Yogesh Raj, a Bajrang Dal activist, meanwhile, is still absconding.The Army said on Friday evening that its Northern Command had been contacted by the police regarding the case. A Special Investigation Team is probing the violence. Identified as Jeetu alias Fauji, the jawan allegedly fired at the police officer during the mob violence. Fled to JammuPosted in Jammu and Kashmir, he was in his native Bulandshahr on leave at the time of the incident, a local daily reported, adding that after the incident he allegedly fled to Jammu. Incidentally, the name Jeetu Fauji had appeared among the 27 named persons in the FIR lodged in the mob violence earlier this week. As per the report in the daily, the claim was made by the police on the basis of a video in which the jawan is allegedly seen firing at the officer. The Army said “fullest cooperation is being extended” to the UP police and added that, “Details would be released by Police at appropriate time after positive identification.” “Since the matter is under investigation no other comment can be offered,” the Army said in a statement. The State police has sent a team to Jammu to nab the suspect, said S.K. Bhagat, IG crime. Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was shot dead in mob violence on Monday in the Syana area of Bulandshahr after right-wing groups alleged cow slaughter and laid siege to the Chingrawati police outpost. A civilian, Sumit Singh, whom some videos have shown to be a part of stone-pelting mob, also died of bullet injuries. Mother’s statementJeetu’s mother, however, claimed that he was posted in Kargil and she had not seen him for the past few months. But if he was guilty of the crime, she told a television channel, “I will kill him myself.”The jawan’s family alleged that the police had vandalised their house after his name surfaced in the case.Meanwhile, five more youth have been arrested in connection with the mob violence, taking the total to nine, police said. Identified as Rohit, Chandra, Sonu, Jitendra and Nitin, they were however, not named in the FIR.last_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Mark Kratman Is An Asset To Tewksbury  Wilmington

first_imgDear Editor,Mark Kratman has served Tewksbury well over the years and always had our best interests at heart. I worked closely with Mark on both the Wilmington and Tewksbury Chamber Of Commerce and The Tewksbury Economic Development Committee; he is always available and willing to help with any issues that face our town. He is a tremendous asset to our community and continues to be a strong advocate for our small business community.Mark met with businesses that expressed interest in doing business in Tewksbury and was among the first town officials to encourage them to move in and help them navigate our Town Government to acquire all necessary permitting. During his two terms as the Chairman of the Tewksbury Economic Development Committee, he worked with our town officials to improve Town Website and solicited Amazon and Lowell General Hospital to do business in Tewksbury. Mark understands the positive affects small businesses can have on our taxes and will continue to be a strong advocate for small business in both Tewksbury and Wilmington.The citizens of this district need someone like Mark who is not afraid to speak out on key issues that affect us all. Someone who was endorsed by the late Jim Miceli and knows his way around Beacon Hill.I hope my fellow citizens will join me on Tuesday, September 4 in voting for Mark Kratman for State Representative.Sincerely,Hanson BechatLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Former Town Crier News Editor, Town Moderator Jayne Wellman Miller Endorses Mark KratmanIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Committee To Elect Mark Kratman Expresses Disappointment With Robertson Campaign’s TacticsIn “Government”A VOTER’S GUIDE To Democratic State Rep. Candidate Mark KratmanIn “Government”last_img read more

4 Things To Know About Trick Or Treating In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are four things every Wilmington trick-or-treater should know!#1) No Set TimeWilmington has no “official” trick or treating hours.“We tell families that trick or treating starts when it gets dark, with the expectation that most families with young children will conclude that a couple of hours is enough time to be out gathering treats,” said Town Manager Jeff Hull. “To my knowledge, we have not had a problem with unofficial approach.”On Halloween, the sun is scheduled to set in Wilmington at 5:38pm.#2) Forecast Looks GoodAccording to the National Weather Service, Halloween will be mostly cloudy with a low around 47. Patchy fog is expected after 10pm. There’s a 30% chance of rain, but not until after 2am.#3) Best NeighborhoodsTwo areas in town — the Pouliot Place/Shawsheen Commons/Mink Run Road area and the Hathaway Acres area, off of Salem Street — are known as particularly popular places for trick or treaters.#4) Keep SafeBelow are safety tips from the Massachusetts State Fire Marshal:More children are hit by cars on Halloween than any other single day, so it’s important for children to be visible and to practice pedestrian safety.Children should carry a flashlight or glow sticks and costumes should be bright-colored or have reflective tape to highlight them.Drivers should use extra caution: drive more slowly and watch for children who may forget to cross at corners and use crosswalks.Keep decorations like cornstalks and leaves away from heat sources and lit candles. Switch to battery operated candles.Be sure all parts of costumes are labeled flame retardant.Costumes should not have trailing materials or tails long enough to cause falls.If a child is wearing a mask instead of make-up, make sure the eye holes are large enough to see through clearly.Make sure your home is well-lit inside and out and that there is a clear path to your door.Children under 12 should always be with an adult. It’s best to take little ones out early. If older children are going out without you, go over the ground rules first and set a curfew. Have them travel in a group and with a cell phone and flashlight.Remind youngsters to cross at crosswalks or corners and not to dart out between parked cars.Fireworks are dangerous and illegal in Massachusetts. The ban includes firecrackers, cherry bombs and party poppers.For more information on Halloween Safety, contact your local fire department or look at the Department of Fire Services website at http://www.mass.gov/dfs, type Halloween Safety in the search bar, or call the Public Fire Safety Education Hotline at 1-877-9-NO-FIRE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Selectman McCoy Says 4 Town Meeting Articles Are ILLEGAL, Including Sciarappa Farm RezoningIn “Letter To The Editor”SELECTMEN NEWS: Town May Unknowingly Own 4.5 Acres Of Land Off Route 125, Could Be Spot For SubstationIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Town To Announce Plan To Increase Number Of Accepted RoadsIn “Government”last_img read more