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