Ballyroan 10 mile and Santa Fun Run us on this weekend

first_img GAA Twitter By Steven Miller – 4th December 2018 TAGSBallyroan GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory WhatsApp WhatsApp The Ballyroan 10 Mile is back for another year!The race, which is on this Saturday, December 8, will be run over 10 miles along a scenic meandering route, starting in Ballyroan before heading towards the heritage town of Abbeyleix.The 5k run starts at 11.45am and 10 mile starts at 12noon. Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Pinterest 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Check out the Ballyroan 10 mile & Santa fun run Facebook page for all updates!Cash Prizes for the following categories:10 Mile 1st, 2nd and 3rd  – M/F1st over 40/50/60 – M/FFirst Team – M/F5km1st, 2nd and 3rd – M/F1st & 2nd – U-16 – M/FYou can enter now on the popupraces.ie website. SEE ALSO – Full house in Ballyroan as new book is officially launchedcenter_img Twitter Facebook Ballyroan 10 mile and Santa Fun Run us on this weekend Previous articleREVEALED: Where Laois secondary school students are most likely to go to collegeNext articleVictorious Falcons celebrate a fine win at their Christmas party Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GAA Pinterest Home News Community Ballyroan 10 mile and Santa Fun Run us on this weekend NewsCommunity Because there is no top or medal for those running the 5km, Ballyroan Abbeyleix & District have teamed up with the local brewery Ballykilcavan and give each 5km finisher a bottle of their ‘Brickyard Red Ale’! Facebook The two lap course allows spectators to add to the electric atmosphere.And, of course, Ballyroan Abbeyleix & District A.C’s renowned refreshments will greet you once you cross the finish line!Group tickets (10 or more) discounted by 10%. On the day registration available for €35.Tops for the first 300 registered in the 10 mile. A medal for all 10 mile finisher!last_img read more

ZTE in top 5 for Euro smartphone sales

first_img ZTE readies dual-mode 5G flagship Related HomeDevicesNews ZTE in top 5 for Euro smartphone sales China’s ZTE boasted that it was the fifth biggest smartphone supplier in Europe during Q1 2016, boosting its ambition to secure a “top three” spot in key markets.According to research from Counterpoint Technologies, ZTE, which is selling its Axon and Blade devices in the region, managed to secure fifth position, based on research and data collected from approximately 90 per cent of smartphone manufacturers active in the world today.As of the end of 2015, more than 30 million Blade devices had shipped in more than 50 countries, with strong uptake in Germany, Spain, France and the UK.ZTE has since updated its Blade smartphone line up, with launches at Mobile World Congress 2016, and unveiled its Axon 7 flagship smartphone in May.Jacky Zhang, CEO of EMEA and APAC at ZTE Mobile Devices, put the company’s recent success in Europe down to the launch of “premium smartphones pegged with an affordable price tag”.The company’s mobile devices CEO Adam Zeng, in an interview with Mobile World Live, reiterated claims first made by ZTE in 2013, of its ambitions to land a “top three” smartphone spot.Zeng said it is now targeting achieving the feat by 2020, with a particular focus on growth in China, the US and Europe.Counterpoint Technologies recently ranked ZTE as the world’s seventh largest smartphone vendor. Author Devices Previous ArticleNokia ready to squeeze out remaining AlcaLu stakeNext ArticleMcAfee finds 21 apps with “colluding code” Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more center_img ZTE gains China approval for first 5G smartphone AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 16 JUN 2016 ZTE joins 5G wave with Axon 10 Pro Kavit Majithia Tags ZTElast_img read more

ABB presents recommendation for zero-emission marine technology to US Congress

first_imgABB presents recommendation for zero-emission marine technology to US Congress With more than half of ABB’s global revenues derived from technologies that directly address the causes of climate change, ABB has become one of the world’s leading enablers of sustainable transportation for all modes, including marine vessels. ABB’s proven solutions for sustainable marine transportation are being used around the world. This year, the first all-electric vessels ever built in the US – the Niagara Falls tour operator Maid of the Mist tour boats – will start operaiton, powered by ABB’s zero-emission technology. The hearing on “The Path to a Carbon-Free Maritime Industry: Investments and Innovation” assessed current and future technologies for zero-emission vessel operations. Testifying at the hearing, Peter Bryn added: “Policies should focus on setting sustainability targets for shipping, allowing the industry to assemble the best technologies and solutions for enabling emission reduction, and provide support to the marine industry as it meets those targets.” “The marine industry in the midst of a transition towards low and zero emissions technologies. Electric, digital and connected solutions are already transforming today’s shipping, and there will be a variety of solutions to suit different vessel types and operational profiles for reducing marine emissions,” said Juha Koskela, Managing Director, ABB Marine & Ports. ABB Marine & Ports delivered testimony in the US House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure about the future of marine technologies. “It is a great honor to be invited to testify before the Subcommittee,” said Peter Bryn, Technical Solutions Manager, North America, who has presented at the hearing. “ABB encourages the Subcommittee to set an ambitious, long-term national plan to achieve zero emissions for all vessels under its operation, as well as support the growth of the sustainable maritime industry. We are pleased to be a resource to the Subcommittee in developing a strategy to seek cost-effective solutions.” Sea News, January 15center_img Sustainable transportation has a crucial role in the fight against climate change, with shipping accounting for 2 to 3 percent of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions. The International Maritime Organization, a United Nations agency responsible for regulating shipping, has set a global target to cut annual emissions by at least 50 percent by 2050 from 2008 levels. A Congressional hearing is key method by which US Congressional committees collect and analyze information as part of their legislative function. The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has jurisdiction over many modes of transportation in the US, including surface and maritime transportation. As the sole original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to testify at the hearing, ABB Marine & Ports presented an extensive overview of proven technologies that are commercially available today to reduce marine emissions, as well as shared recommendations for driving the shift to sustainable shipping and further developing solutions for enabling this transition. ABB’s commitment to combatting climate change includes limiting the environmental impact of its own operations, with the target to reduce its GHG emissions by 40 percent by 2020 from a 2013 baseline. As a company with around 9,000 technologists that is set to invest around $23 billion in innovation between the signing of the Paris Agreement and 2030, ABB therefore urges policymakers to adopt sound climate policies to encourage innovation and create secure investment conditions. Underpinning ABB’s commitment to tackling the ever-increasing consequences of climate change, ABB Marine & Ports presented a comprehensive approach to reducing marine emissions at a hearing in front the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. Author: Baibhav Mishralast_img read more

Arizona Fall League All-Star team includes Indians’ Francisco Mejia, Argenis Angulo

first_img Ashley Bastock CLEVELAND– Two Indians players are heading to the Arizona Fall League All-Star Game that will take place this Saturday in Scottsdale, Ariz.Third baseman Francisco Mejia and RHP Argenis Angulo will play for the West Division All-Stars representing the Glendale Desert Dogs.Indians fans are familiar with Mejia, who got his Major League call-up in September after roster expansion. He spent the rest of the year in Double-A Akron, hitting .297 with 52 RBIs and 14 homers. In his 11 games with the Indians, Mejia went 2-for-13 from the plate. Rather than putting him on the ALDS roster, the team decided to send him to Glendale to work on adding versatility to his game at third.While in Arizona, Mejia has gone 14-of-35 from the plate for a .400 batting average with two homers and five RBIs in eight games.Angulo is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA and four strikeouts through five games. In four total innings of work, he’s given up two earned runs, three hits and walked six.Fans also have the opportunity to vote in first baseman Bobby Bradley.  He is batting .300 with six RBIs and two home runs. The ballot can be found here.The game will be broadcast at 8:08 p.m. EST on MLB Network. Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42center_img Related TopicsArgenis AnguloArizona Fall LeagueBobby BradleyClevelandCleveland IndiansFrancisco MejiaGlendale Desert DogsMLBlast_img read more

Between the Hashes- Week 13 Edition

first_imgWelcome back to another edition of Between the Hashes for Week 13. Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving and that you spent time with family.It’s hard to believe we are in the first week of December already, and for some fantasy owners, this week is do or die in terms of either sliding into the playoffs or sliding out. Then there are the folks who have playoff seeds locked up and just waiting to feast on lesser teams crawling into the playoffs.No matter what position your team is in, you may have some players who are sitting on your bench that you are trying to decide playing, or players that could move to flex positions or starting spots to give you the edge in your matchup. Wide ReceiversWR Victor Cruz- Giants: For anyone who’s been fortunate enough to pick up Cruz off the waiver wire (this guy) then you’ll know he’s probably helped your team big time the last month or so. Cruz had another huge game last week against the New Orleans Saints, as he caught nine passes for 157 and 2 TD’s.He has a bit of a hip issue coming out of the Monday night game, but he should be good to go as the Green Bay Packers give up the 7th-most FPG to WR’s over their last five games. Giants could also be without other WR’s Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham, so keep that in mind.Prediction: 105 yards/TDWR Roddy White- Falcons: The Falcons have gotten Roddy more involved in the passing game the last few weeks, moving him all over the field. That translated into a 10-catch, 120 yard receiving day against the Vikings. He also caught his 4th TD of the season as well. He should have success against the Houston Texans secondary.Prediction: 88 yards/TD Running BacksRB DeAngelo Williams- Panthers: DeAngelo had himself a game, albeit against the Indianapolis Colts last week. He only ran for 69 yards but had two rushing TD’s, which put him at the top of my list this week. He faces a Tampa Bay defense that is giving up 32 FPG to RB’s over the last five weeks. RB Jonathan Stewart will get some looks, but give Williams a go, especially if you need him in your flex.Prediction: 75 yards/TDRB BenJarvus Green-Ellis- Patriots: Lawfirm scored twice last week against a soft Eagles defense, and he gets even luckier because this week he’ll face the Indianapolis Colts who give up the 4th-most FPG to RB’s the last five weeks. He’s usually not a must-start guy, but this may be the week.Prediction: 95 yards/2 TD Players I like in Week 13QuarterbacksQB Matthew Stafford- Lions: If Stafford is healthy, and he’s getting there, then we could see the Lions and Saints put up a ton of points in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday night. The Saints are giving up 300 YPG to QB’s over their last four games and Giants QB Eli Manning threw for 406 yards against the Saints on Monday night.Prediction: 305 yards/2 TDQB Ryan Fitzpatrick- Bills: Fitzpatrick will look to get some of the “magic” back this week against the Titans and build on last week’s nice performance against the New York Jets. Fitzpatrick threw for 264 yards with three TD’s and zero picks. The matchup against the Titans looks pretty good, and he’ll have to throw more with RB Fred Jackson on IR.Prediction: 225 yards/2 TD/INT Before we do that, let’s first look back at some of the performances of players I noted in Week 12.QB Matt Ryan- Falcons: Just another ho-hum type of afternoon for Ryan, throwing 3 TD’s and 262 passing yards in the win over Minnesota.RB LeGarrette Blount- Buccaneers: Blount ran hard, rushing for over 100 yards (103) and also chipping in with 56 yards receiving in the loss to the Titans.WR Brandon Lloyd- Rams: Lloyd scored his 4th TD for the Rams since being traded to St. Louis at the end of October. He caught five for 74 yards in the loss to the Cardinals.TE Rob Gronkowski- Patriots: The Gronk had himself a nice game in the win against Philadelphia, hauling in four catches for 59 yards and a TD. Tight EndsTE Antonio Gates- Chargers: While the Chargers continue to slide, Gates actually looks healthier as the weeks go by. The Jacksonville Jaguars are the next opponent for San Diego, and last season, Gates scored 2 TD’s against this squad. Had 49 yards last week against Denver and has scored in two straight games.Prediction: 65 yards/TDTE Jermichael Finley- Packers: The Packers should look at game film from the New Orleans Saints to see how much success Saints TE Jimmy Graham had last Monday night against the Giants. The Giants are brutal against the TE position, giving up the most points to them over the last five weeks and he should be pretty damn active in this one. Then again, all of the Packers offense is active every week.Prediction: 60 yards/TDGood luck to all you fantasy owners in Week 13!Follow me on Twitter: MattCLund Please follow and like us:last_img read more

Raptors, Kyle Lowry agree to 1-year, $31M extension

first_imgKyle Lowry will be with the Raptors for another two years.On Tuesday the Raptors announced they signed the All-Star guard to an extension, and according to his agent Mark Bartelstein, the deal is for one year and worth $31 million. The extra year was added on to Lowry’s current contract, which still has one year left, is worth $33.3 million and will keep him off the free agent market next summer.  Anthony Davis injury update: Lakers center (thumb) has ‘clean’ MRI exam, report says “We are so appreciative of how Masai and Bobby handled every aspect of this negotiation,” Bartelstein told ESPN last week. “Once again, they displayed how they look after their players in a first-class manner, especially someone like Kyle who they recognize has such a legacy with the franchise.”Lowry, 34, has said that he wants to finish his career with Toronto and that he wasn’t looking forward to hitting the free agency market. Now that the Raptors are coming off their title-winning season, the team is eager to build up its roster with Lowry as a key centerpiece.“I’m very proud of what we have achieved with the Raptors, and I’m happy to be able to continue to call the Toronto my home,” Lowry said. “Bringing a championship to the city of Toronto and the country of Canada has been one the best things I’ve done so far in my career, and I’ll push for that goal every single year I play this game.” Big deal: Celtics sign Tacko Fall to two-way contract “Kyle has been at the heart of every successful run our franchise has achieved the past seven seasons,” Raptors President Masai Ujiri said. “He is a competitor, a winner at every level and the engine that our players and city feed off from.”Ujiri, general manager Bobby Webster and Lowry’s agents at Priority Sports have been trying to work out an extension for months. Bartelstein said the way Toronto handled the situation and the importance the organization placed on Lowry made a huge impact. Related News LeBron James criticizes Daryl Morey’s anti-China tweet: ‘So many people could have been harmed’ Lowry becomes the first player older than 33 to get an extension that includes a first-year salary-cap hit north of $30 million. However, he’s still eligible to be traded this upcoming season.Since Lowry joined the Raptors in 2012, he’s been part of five All-Star teams. He’s entering his 15th season in the league and eighth with Toronto, which makes him the longest-tenured player on the roster.During the Raptors’ postseason run, Lowry averaged 15.0 points per game with 6.6 assists and 4.9 rebounds in 37.5 minutes of play.last_img read more

Quarry plan queried

first_imgBy BEN CAMERON BUNYIP NORTH residents are still waiting for building industry manufacturer Hanson to produce its development plan for…[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

Security patrol for health service

first_imgBy Bonny Burrows Security guards and nightly mobile patrol services are part of heightened safety measures announced for Kooweerup Regional…[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