Modric: It felt like Madrid weren’t on the pitch

first_imgLuka Modric suggested Real Madrid “weren’t on the pitch” after they lost 4-0 to Clasico rivals Barcelona on Saturday.  “It is hard [to take],” the Croatian said. “We didn’t expect to lose playing as badly as we did today.  Upd. at 12:40 22/11/2015 “We have to look at the problems and make sure we don’t repeat those same mistakes — we have to play as a team. “We were not compact enough in midfield; we left too many spaces and [Barça] are very good [at taking advantage of those spaces].  Speaking to Canal Plus after the defeat, Modric admitted it had been a tough evening for Madrid. center_img The defeat leaves Los Blancos six points off the pace in La Liga, although there’s still plenty of games to be played.  CET “I felt like we weren’t on the pitch, that was the problem.  “The fans are not happy, of course. We deserve the criticism.” “I don’t know the reason why we played so badly, whether it was because of our attitude or something else.last_img read more

Juventus pressing to sign Ajax’s Matthijs De Ligt

first_imgMatthijs De Ligt will go where he wants next summer. The Ajax defender is having a spectacular season and half of Europe is chasing after him. On top of Barcelona and Bayern Munich, Juve have also shown a lot of interest in the young Dutch centre-back. La Juve aprieta por De Ligt IN SPORT.ES Sport EN 18/03/2019 Massimo Allegri is said to have given the OK to puruse a deal. Meanwhile the Champions League quarter-final clash between Juve and Ajax will be a good opportunity to speak to De Ligt’s people.  In Italy they say De Ligt is a priority for the Old Lady, who need replacements for Chiellini and Bonucci, 34 and 31 respectively. Upd. on 19/03/2019 at 11:49 CET On Sunday De Ligt will be involved in Holland’s clash with Germany in Amsterdam.last_img read more

Ballal rips the Bears apart

first_imgBy Nick Creely DDCA TURF 1 REVIEW – ROUND 6 North Dandenong star Akshay Ballal is emerging as one of the DDCA’s most…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

National Go Games Week Is Launched In Croke Park

first_imgUachtarán CLG, John Horan, is delighted that the GAA, LGFA, and CamogieAssociations are working closely together to promote Go Games throughoutIreland. “The aim of Go Gamesis that every girl and boy between the ages of 6 and 11 will have positiveintroduction to Gaelic games. It is vital that three Associations are workingclosely together to make this a reality and, thankfully, this is the case. Themagnitude of National Go Games Week is testament to this.”Ladies GaelicFootball Association President Marie Hickey commented: “We were delighted towelcome 62 clubs, representing 31 counties, to Croke Park on Monday, April 15.“Each year, the LGFAis assigned one day at Croke Park and in 2019, we ran an Under-10 Go GamesBlitz.“Go Games blitzeswere held across the country in March, with all participating teams enteredinto a draw to make it to Croke Park.-2-“The players andmentors from each of the lucky clubs had the experience of a lifetime when theylined out at Croke Park.”Uachtarán an CumannCamógaíochta Kathleen Woods said: “These eight days of Go Games are a fantasticoccasion for boys and girls from across the country to experience playing onthe hallowed turf of Croke Park and also to take part in blitzes throughout thecountry. These are the future stars of our games and this experience caninspire lifelong journeys in our games.”Pat Culhane, GAANational Games Development Officer, noted that “57,000 children participated inNational Go Games Week last year and we are hoping for even bigger numbers thisyear.”Encouraged by theresponse of clubs and primary schools in Ireland, Culhane is adamant about therelevance of the Go Games initiative.“The GAA, LGFA andCamogie Association are making a massive effort to re-energise the whole GoGames initiative this year. Go Games are hurling/camogie and Gaelic footballfor children up to 11 years of age – there are no other types. It is nationalpolicy of each Association. The “Go” means that every boy and girl should getan opportunity to play in every game, for the whole game. The emphasis is onparticipation, taking precedence over performance and winning. One in threechildren aged 6 to 11 play Go Games every year in Ireland. It is a giganticsocial movement, which aims to maximise participation, fun, friendship, fairplay and sense of achievement for all. This cannot be achieved by childrensitting on sidelines.”Social Media:#GAAGoGamesprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email National Go GamesWeek should see 60,000 children getting an opportunity to play in blitzes ineach of the 32 counties during the school Easter holidays to mark the start ofthe 2019 Go Games playing season. Also, 8,000 children will play in Croke Parkover an action-packed eight days.last_img read more

John Delaney offers to step aside from FAI executive vice-president role

first_img 2 getty images 2 Barcelona vs Manchester United (Tuesday, 8pm) – talkSPORTJuventus vs Ajax (Tuesday, 8pm) – talkSPORT 2Porto vs Liverpool (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORTNapoli vs Arsenal (Thursday, 8pm) – talkSPORT 2Sheffield United vs Nottingham Forest (Friday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Leeds vs Wigan (Friday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Sunderland vs Doncaster (Friday, 5:15pm) – talkSPORT 2Norwich vs Sheffield Wednesday (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Newcastle vs Southampton (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTAccrington Stanley vs Luton (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Everton vs Manchester United (Sunday, 1:30pm) – talkSPORTCardiff vs Liverpool (Sunday, 4pm) – talkSPORT LIVE ON talkSPORT huge blow This came in the aftermath of a newspaper report that suggested he loaned the association €100,000 in 2017 to cover a cash-flow problem.Last week, he told an Irish parliamentary committee, who are examining the FAI’s finances and governance arrangements, that he loaned the organisation the money so it would avoid exceeding its overdraft. BEST OF Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… John Delaney has offered to step down from his role REVEALED A Delaney Out banner at a recent Republic of Ireland match The loan was not flagged to Sport Ireland and funding to the association has been suspended as a result.Delaney had offered “voluntarily to step aside pending the completion of an independent investigation into issues of concern to the board”, according to an FAI statement.Honorary secretary Michael Cody and treasurer Eddie Murray have resigned. John Delaney has offered to step down from his role as executive vice-president of the Football Association of Ireland.Last month, Delaney had stepped aside as chief executive of the FAI to take the newly-created post.center_img The statement from the FAI read: “The Board of the Football Association of Ireland met in Dublin today. Following that meeting, the sub-committee of the Board met with Executive Vice-President John Delaney.“John Delaney has offered to voluntarily step aside from carrying out his role as Executive Vice-President with immediate effect pending the completion of an independent investigation by the Association into issues of concern to the Board.“Honorary Secretary Michael Cody and Honorary Treasurer Eddie Murray have both voluntarily resigned from the Board.“The Board would like to thank Michael Cody and Eddie Murray for their long service to Irish football and wish them well after their voluntary resignations. REVEALED shining ADVICE no dice REPLY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? “The meeting of the Board also mandated the sub-committee, set up to review Governance and recently publicised financial transactions, to press ahead with their work as a matter of urgency. The FAI will update Sport Ireland on all developments ahead of the meeting of the Oireachtas Committee on Sport tomorrow.“The Board of the Association wishes to assure members, football supporters and all stakeholders and sponsors that it is expediting all processes designed to restore faith in the Football Association of Ireland.“The Board acknowledges all concerns raised by stakeholders and supporters and is working to ensure that all Government funding is restored to Irish football at the earliest opportunity.” Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars last_img read more

Chatham-Kent Hospice expanding grief and bereavement programs

first_imgThe Chatham-Kent Hospice is making good use of the $325,900 Ontario Trillium Foundation Grow Grant it received earlier this year to expand grief and bereavement programs at the 10-bed residential facility in Chatham.Starting this fall, the hospice will offer a bereavement support group that will connect people around their common experience of grief, and provide an opportunity to share experiences and discuss coping strategies.The Well Within grief and bereavement programs have also expanded to include weekly Yoga for Healing sessions, which has seen participation grow since beginning last month.There is a caregiver night out program to give caregivers, living with a loved one with a terminal illness, a break by having healing professionals come in for a night.There are also grief and bereavement walking groups, a healing art program and coffee talk drop-in sessions held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in collaboration with Family Services Kent.These sessions are for people who may not want to commit to an ongoing program, but would like to connect with others who have experienced the loss of a loved one, a media release from the hospice stated.“It is evident that the need exists for these services by the relief and appreciation that is expressed from clients and families who learn of our programs, and from the response of community professionals who are grateful for somewhere to refer people in need of grief and bereavement support,” said Sally Reaume, program co-ordinator, in a written release.“Thankfully, our Ontario Trillium Foundation Grow Grant has allowed us to provide a variety of programs for those in need who may not be able to access these services otherwise,” she added.The Well Within team is currently booking appointments for people who are seeking one-on-one and/or family bereavement support.Counselling services are provided by trained professionals on the Well Within support care team, including social workers, a spiritual care provider and a music therapist.All Well Within programs are provided at no cost to local residents on a confidential basis with no referral needed.Reaume said the supportive care team continues to use participant feedback and evaluations to shape programs and services.“With the feed back we have received over the last six months, we have enhanced our programs and continue to develop new initiatives that will meet the needs of our community.”For more information or to register for a program, contact Reaume at 519-354-3113 ext. 2406 or by email at sreaume@chathamkenthospice.com.Since opening in April 2016, the hospice has served more than 639 families in providing end-of-life care for loved ones.last_img read more

What Is Boxing Day? How Do You Celebrate?

first_imgWhen I saw Julie’s question about Boxing Day this morning:Serious question: what is boxing day and how does everyone celebrate it?— Julie (@juliedutch) December 26, 2014I smiled. I’ve got you covered, Julie. My friend James has a wonderful post about Boxing Day, and all things Christmas on his Why Christmas site.Here’s a few takeaways, but read the post to get the full background:Boxing Day is celebrated December 26, the day after ChristmasIts roots date back to the Middle Ages, almost 800 years ago, in the United Kingdom. Alms boxes were opened so the content could be distributed to those in need.In the past, servants would get the day off to celebrate Christmas with their familiesPre-World War II, delivery people would collect their Christmas tip or box from their delivery placesBoxing Day is a public holiday in the UK, Canada, Australia, and New ZealandCelebrating Boxing Day isn’t common in the United States. But it’s well known in my community. Boxing Night at Geneva Presbyterian ChurchI first learned about Boxing Day from Geneva Presbyterian Church, where we attended for several years. For the past 20 years, Geneva Presbyterian has held a Boxing Night clothing drive for the homeless, starting December 26 and ending the first week of January. Teens at the church spend the night in the church parking lot in boxes to raise awareness for the homeless. You can see photos from Boxing Night 2012 on Geneva’s Facebook page. Everyone in the community is encouraged to bring clothing, blankets, and toiletries which are taken to Fort Street Presbyterian Church Open Door Ministry to the homeless in Detroit.Many years, the stayover night is super cold. We’ll drive by the church parking lot, and see teens and adults huddled around the fire in a trashcan in the below-freezing weather. Julie, to answer your other question about how we spend Boxing Day: our family gathers blankets, clothes, and toiletries to donate to Geneva Presbyterian. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedWhy Christmas? The Christmas Site 18 Years in the Making and Still GrowingToday’s guest post is by my friend James Cooper. I’ve loved his Why Christmas? website for years, and I’m honored he accepted my invitation to write about how it came about. Hi, let me introduce myself, I’m James Cooper, a freelance web designer/developer from the United Kingdom. I’ve known Deborah…In “Web design”Photo of the Week: Plymouth Community Christmas Carol Sing-AlongThough it was a gray afternoon, the clouds didn’t chase away families and friends from joining the 2015 Plymouth Community Christmas Carol Sing-Along today in downtown Plymouth, Michigan at Kellogg Park. Led by Dr. Jerry Smith, the music director at my church, First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth, I joined dozens…In “Michigan”More Holiday Goodies: SitePoint Christmas SaleIf you’ve had your fill of holiday meals and sweets, and want to expand your knowledge beyond the 12 Days of Christmas free online courses from Lynda.com, here are some holiday goodies for your learning enjoyment. Through January 5, 2015, you can get some great deals from the SitePoint Christmas…In “Web design”last_img read more

Humans retain upper hand in rise of airport machines

first_imgThe latest report on the global bid to automate airports shows that humans have yet to succumb to the rise of the machines but suggests resistance is futile.A survey of 2000 travelers by air travel data company OAG found that many still preferred human interaction in the majority of airport functions.The exceptions were ticketing and check-in where the preference towards machines was about two to one in favor.However, humans won the day with baggage, security, concierge services, boarding, airport concessions and in-flight services.OAG’s advice to airports was not to automate too much, too fast but the survey made clear winter is coming for those who still prefer people to machines.“While these numbers are somewhat surprising, the shift to automation continues across airports,’’ the report said“ Digging deeper into the numbers, millennials prefer automation more than the general population in every area except for security.“Specifically, millennials are 30 percent more likely to prefer automated airport concessions and retail and in-flight services compared to travelers 50 years and older.READ: United aims high for Apollo 11 anniversary.“Given that preference levels for automation in several key areas, including security and baggage, were within 10 percentage points of human customer service, OAG expects positive sentiment toward automation to climb over the next few years – and ultimately become the clear preference for most travelers.”A surprising result was almost 60 percent of those surveyed would let airports, airlines and other travel providers track their location through a device if the data was used to redeploy staff and cut down on wait times and queues.About half of the respondents reported spending at least 45 minutes in line at the airport while just over a fifth spent at least an hour.When asked where they spent the most time waiting, 59 percent said security followed by boarding lines (20 percent) and check-in and baggage (16 percent).Travelers were eager for new technology such as CT scanners that allow them to leave electronics and other items in their bag to improve the security process but few wanted it fully automated.The exception was business travelers, where the preference for automation was 23 percent higher than for leisure travelers.There were also some “simple wins” for airports: 40 percent of passengers identified the availability of more loading zones to allow them to prepare their bags for scanning as the process that would speed up and streamline security the most. Only 29 percent said biometrics.“When it comes to the technology travelers believe will improve and streamline their experience the most, the number one answer wasn’t biometrics, robots or any other emerging technologies,” OAG said.“It was something much simpler: in-airport turn-by-turn GPS directions for navigating terminals and gates (54 percent),’’  the report said.The survey also asked how travelers spent their time while waiting for a flight.Only 7 percent said they spent all their time in restaurants, bars and retail shops, although 32 percent said their time was evenly split between the gate, shops and restaurants.The biggest proportion — 45 percent — said they spent the time sitting, relaxing and working at the gate.They said they would be more likely to leave the gate if they had more consistent, proactive and trustworthy flight information.One area OAG suggested was ripe opportunities for airports and food and beverage companies were gate-side delivery and pre-ordering through mobiles.The survey found only 6 percent had pre-ordered food or drink for pick-up through a mobile device but two thirds would consider doing it in the future.Just 9 percent had tried gate-side delivery but 62 percent said they would be willing to give it a go.last_img read more

BCCI refuses to give 100 crore donation to CWG

first_imgGrappling with allegations of widescale corruption, the Commonwealth Games suffered another blow on Saturday with the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) refusing to give a Rs 100 crore donation sought by the Oraganising Committee.After a meeting of its Working Committee at the Cricket Centre here, the BCCI said it would not be able to extend financial help to the October 3 to 14 event, the build-up to which has been marred by construction delays and now allegations of money laundering.”The Committee expressed its inability to agree to the request of the Commonwealth Games to be the lead partner by donating Rs 100 crores,” BCCI Secretary N Srinivasan said in a statement.Besides this, the Board also agreed to support New Zealand Cricket chairman Alan Isaac’s candidature for the ICC vice-President’s post.Isaac was picked after former Australian Prime Minister John Howard’s candidacy was rejected by the Afro-Asian bloc.”The Committee approved the candidature of Mr Alan Isaac, Chairman, New Zealand Cricket, for the post of ICC Vice-President,” the Board statement said.Among other issues, the BCCI said the stand-off over the contentious whereabouts clause of the World Anti-Doping Agency has been resolved.The Indian Board has roped in hockey legend Vece Paes as an anti-Doping Officer.”The Committee noted the satisfactory resolution to the WADA Anti-Doping issue, with the ICC. The Committee approved the proposal to seek the services of Dr Vece Paes, former Olympian, as Anti-Doping Officer. The modalities are being worked out,” the BCCI said.The Board also decided against giving the remaining Rs 12.5 crore of a Rs 25 crore grant requested by the All India Football Federation.advertisement”The money we have already given is given but we can’t pay the remainder because we no longer get concessions from the Income Tax Department,” a Board official said on the sidelines.The TV rights of the upcoming events were also discussed in the meeting.”Negotiations are on with Nimbus. The World Sports Group bid was not even opened,” the official revealed.The Board also approved advance grants of Rs 20 crore and Rs 25 crore respectively to the Mumbai Cricket Association and the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association for renovation of stadiums.last_img read more

UAAP: UP can field in Ricafort, but face risks if TRO ‘invalid’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhile Rob Ricafort can finally play for University of the Philippines after securing a temporary restraining order, the Maroons face the risk of forfeiture.Commissioner Atty. Rebo Saguisag said the league will abide by the court ruling and won’t stop the wingman from playing if UP decides to field him.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors LATEST STORIES Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Goran Dragic back with Heat after summer title for Slovenia MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ But with TRO set to lapse on October 21, Ricafort’s fate this Season 80 is not yet set in stone.“Should the TRO be invalid and void, there will be a possibility that the games [Ricafort played in] will be forfeited,” said Saguisag in a press conference Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“As the commissioner, I will not restrain him from playing. But they assume the risk depending on how the court will decide. After 20 days, we don’t know what will happen. It’s the team’s option.”The UAAP eligibility committee initially ruled Ricafort ineligible to play this season as he will exceed the maximum age limit of 25. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Ricafort will turn 25 on January 2018, after the basketball season is over. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more