VAR in spotlight again, this time for not working in France

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Toulouse played with 10 men for the entire second half after forward Aaron Leya Iseka was sent off in the 43rd for a second yellow card.The draw leaves Rennes struggling in 16th place — two spots above the relegation zone — while Toulouse is seventh.SLICK LILLELille showed it means business as a contender for Champions League qualification, beating Marseille 3-0 to move into second place behind Paris Saint-Germain.Striker Nicolas Pepe opened the scoring from the penalty spot midway through the second half and then earned another penalty. He let strike partner Jonathan Bamba take it, making it 2-0 in the 86th.ADVERTISEMENT Moments later, Bamba added his second of the night from close range.Lille struggled so much last season it was almost relegated.What a turnaround it has been since coach Christophe Galtier took charge. Not only did he save Lille from humiliating relegation following a significant transfer outlay, he has transformed the side this season.Meanwhile, Marseille’s defense continues to leak goals and coach Rudi Garcia’s team is down in sixth spot.IMPRESSIVE MONTPELLIERThird-place Montpellier continued its fine start by beating local rival Nimes 3-0.Defender Ambroise Oyongo put Montpellier ahead and striker Andy Delort made it 2-0 after nine minutes of first-half injury time. A metal gate gave way after Montpellier fans celebrated Oyongo’s goal, sending a few of them spilling onto the pitch and causing the match to be delayed.Reports said two fans sustained light injuries.The outstanding Florent Mollet set up striker Gaetan Laborde for a diving header in the 79th, after which a crowd disturbance caused the match to be stopped for about 30 minutes.Some 70-80 riot police came onto the pitch to block a section of agitated Montpellier fans from confronting their Nimes counterparts. “The fourth official came to see me 10 minutes from the end of halftime to tell me it wasn’t working,” Toulouse coach Alain Casanova said. “There was a problem, quite simply.”Casanova said he and his Rennes counterpart, Sabri Lamouchi, as well as the two team captains, were all informed before the second half started.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissToulouse may have cause for regret because VAR was not used to review images when a penalty was given to Rennes midway through the second half. It was awarded after striker M’Baye Niang fell under a challenge from Jean-Clair Todibo, who was shown a yellow card for protesting the decision.Niang converted in the 70th minute, but Todibo headed in the equalizer two minutes from time for Toulouse. FILE – In this Friday, June 22, 2018 file photo, referee Matt Conger from New Zealand watches the Video Assistant Referee system, known as VAR during the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia. The video assistant referee system has been much talked about since being used at the World Cup earlier this year, and on Sunday Sept. 30, 2018, VAR stopped working during the 1-1 draw between Rennes and Toulouse. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)PARIS — The video assistant referee system has been much talked about since being used at the World Cup earlier this year — praised by some for spotting fouls, criticized by others for slowing down matches.On Sunday, VAR attracted attention for another reason altogether: it stopped working during the 1-1 draw between Rennes and Toulouse.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img MOST READ Man City player scores spectacular own-goal from 50 yards Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

LOOK: Manny Pacquiao, Freddie Roach train together again

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Rain or Shine headed to Bahrain to bolster buildup for new PBA season ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The eighth division world champion worked the mitts with his long-time trainer Freddie Roach, who is now serving as a consultant for Pacquiao’s upcoming fight against Adrien Broner, at Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles on Friday.Manny Pacquiao with his trainers at Wild Card Gym. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOREAD: Adrien Broner arrested, released ahead of Manny Pacquiao fightFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissPacquiao flew back to LA before Christmas as he continues his training camp for the January 19 welterweight title defense, his first bout in the United States in two years.READ: Don’t worry, Pacquiao says, Broner will make it to fight night in Vegascenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Head trainer Buboy Fernandez was also present at famed boxing gym during the training session.Pacquiao parted ways with Roach before his bout against Lucas Matthysse in July, but had said he wasn’t closing the door on a return.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach working the mitts. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines–Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is back in his old stomping ground with a familiar face by his side.READ: Manny Pacquiao back in LA, trains even on Christmas ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

‘No Room For Dialogue’

first_imgTelia Urey: “How can we dialogue when you almost caused our deaths?”Says Telia Urey, as she blames police for neglecting her in District #15 violenceAmid frantic efforts by the Government of Liberia to tone down the tension from the near-murderous attack on Telia Urey and her supporters in Logan town on August 17, 2019, President George Manneh Weah has called for an investigation in the violence.Meanwhile, almost all video footage clearly showing the Liberia National Police at the scene on August 17, in riot gear, but doing nothing to stop the attack against Telia Urey and her supporters, have been taken down (or hidden) from Facebook.There have also been frantic efforts by the CDC to reframe its rhetoric by condemning the violence against the opposition candidate. The governing council of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has condemned the attack, though without explicitly taking responsibility for any damage done.In a statement issued Monday, August 19, the CDC praised its chairman, Mulbah Morlu, for “reaching out to Telia Urey to express condemnation” of the attack on her and her supporters in District #15.However, Telia Urey told the Daily Observer that Morlu’s gesture was purely coincidental.“We coincidentally bumped into each other and he asked to speak privately. He came to meet someone at my Fish Market complex and saw me sitting outside… He did apologize and condemn [the attack].”However, Urey believes that, for the magnitude of the attack against her life and those of others that were with her, any apology from the CDC, its chairman Morlu or President Weah, should be contained in a public statement. This has not yet been done.In addition to the investigation, President Weah has called for a dialogue with both sides following the attack.However, the four collaborating political parties — the Liberty Party, All Liberian Party, Alternative National Congress and the Unity Party — through Senator Darius Dillon, have advised that Urey decline the invitation to dialogue.Dillon, in his first press conference since being seated as Montserrado County Senator, said “… until President George Weah retracts openly that childish, reckless and unthoughtful statement that he made against Telia that, as long as he is President and his name is George Weah, that she would never be elected in this country. He should retract it. He put the lady’s life at harm’s way and her happiness and safety and danger with his people.”Telia Urey, in her own words, says there is no room for dialogue.“How can we dialogue when you almost caused our deaths?” she wrote on her Facebook page. “How can we dialogue when you’re trying to steal this election from us? How can we dialogue when you cannot acknowledge your wrongdoings? There’s no room for dialogue.”“I turned it down,” Urey told the Daily Observer yesterday. “I will not be lured into any surface meeting which will be a PR stunt for his gain. If he’s serious about making peace, he can take action on his own.”Apart from blame cast by the National Chairman of the Liberty Party, Lofa County Senator Steve Zargo, on President George Weah for allegedly orchestrating violence in District #15, Teila Urey says the Liberia National Police has proven itself unreliable to rely on for protection.In a press conference on the day after her near-death experience in Logan Town, Ms. Urey called out her political rival, CDC candidate Abu Kamara, whose supporters, she said, carried out the attack on her and her supporters.According to Urey, when the attack began with throwing of stones against her and the rest of those who had gone to consult with Kelvin Bayoh, one of the contestants in the district, the police was contacted. According to her, it took about twenty minutes for the police to reach the scene.The Liberia National Police is a law enforcement arm of government under the Ministry of Justice, and it is responsible to save and protect all citizens without discrimination.Ms. Urey said when the police in their riot gear arrived; they did nothing to stop the violence or protect her from the attackers, but stood supinely watching the violence as it took place. “The police stood there for about an hour and a half, while we were under attack,” Urey said.“Are we protected? If we are protected, by whom are we protected?” she asked.According to Ms Urey, a senior officer of the Liberia National Police with a code “105” was on the scene. She narrated that, when she asked the officer to assist her by using his government-issued vehicle to evacuate her and the others who were trapped in the building, which the attackers were threatening to set ablaze, the officer deliberately refused.Live Facebook video footage from the incident captured Liberia National Police officers, clad in riot gear with batons and teargas guns, standing about fifty meters away, making absolutely no attempt to stop the violence.A clearly embarrassing scene for the LNP, all but one of these footages have been taken off of Facebook.Urey recalled that there had been previous attacks against her headquarters and her supporters since June, with a recent attack occurring at the National Elections Commission (NEC) wherein a pickup truck belonging to the Unity Party was vandalized. And even though one of the perpetrators was identified from Facebook Live video, the LNP have made no arrests.This, Urey and other members of the four collaborating political parties believe is the partisan posture of the LNP, which disqualifies them to serve.Ultimately, Urey believes that the attacks on her and supporters are direct results of a statement made by President George Weah at his CDC Headquarters that, “I am not speaking as President, but head of the Congress for Democratic Change. As long as I remain President, no Urey or Dillon will win an election here in Montserrado; we will flog this little girl.”Some political commentators believe that the President’s promise to “flog this little girl”, as received by his die-hard supporters, could be more literal than figurative. In another view, some suggest that the President’s preface, “As long as I remain President…”, suggests that Weah plans to use his presidential power to do anything possible that would prevent Teila Urey from winning an elected post, even if it meant breaking the law or allowing the law to be broken with impunity.Ms Urey in her statement during a press conference on Sunday, August 18, said, “Nobody owns District#15.  We will stand firm against the President, Justice Minister, and the Police; nobody will intimidate us, we are bigger than the President and the Justice Minister because we are the people they serve.  If they have forgotten, it is their job to protect us because now we are not protected.”At the press conference, Benoni Urey, father of Ms. Urey, who once supported of the Congress for Democratic Change during administration of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, expressed the emotional stress he came under upon hearing that his daughter was being attacked at the point of death.In his expression, Mr. Urey described President Weah as like a son to him and, Telia being like a sister to Weah, it was bad that Weah was seen to be condoning the perpetration of violence against his sister.The opposition community has called on the United Nations Commission on Human Rights and other members of the international community to investigate the issue, promising not to engage into violence but to protect and keep the peace.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Gun tooting bandit nabbed moments after robbing WCD business

first_imgMoments after robbing a Meten-meer-Zorg businesswoman on Saturday, the perpetrator, a 38-year-old resident of Costello Housing Scheme in Georgetown, was apprehended.Based on reports received, at about 14:30h on Saturday, the armed suspect entered the business place and relieved the owner of an undisclosed sum of cash. After committing the act, he reported jumped on a pedal cycle and fled the scene.However, he was valiantly pursued by both the Police and public spirited citizens, and was subsequently cornered in close proximity to the scene. Upon his apprehension, an unlicensed Special Revolver with four live rounds as well as a portion of the stolen money was found in the suspect’s possession.Ballistics tests will be conducted on the weapon to ascertain if it had ever been used in the commission of other crimes.The suspect is also expected to be placed on identification parades in connection with several armed robberies committed in ‘D’ Division (West Bank Demerara).last_img read more

Arsenal transfer latest: Gunners set for shock defender swoop with midfielder to join him?

first_imgAfter a quiet transfer window last summer, Arsene Wenger is having some fun this year.The Arsenal boss has already landed Alexis Sanchez, Calum Chambers, Mathieu Debuchy and David Ospina and his spending spree is set to continue.A defender and another midfielder appear to be his priority but what’s the story on the potential deals as Wenger splashes the cash and targets a Premier League title tilt? talkSPORT takes a look…Click the right arrow for more news. 6 Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund) – Click right for more – According to the Metro, Arsene Wenger has made a shock enquiry for Manchester United target Hummels. The German centre-back has been a key part of Borrussia Dortmund’s success over the last few years and helped his nation to win the World Cup this summer. Sami Khedira (Real Madrid) – Click right for more – The Telegraph believe Arsene Wenger has cooled his interest in German World Cup star Khedira and is now looking at other alternatives. A move could be resurrected if none are viable but his huge wages at the Bernabeu will continue to be a stumbling block and the Daily Star add he could snub a move to the Emirates in favour of running down his contract and moving to Chelsea on a free next season. Daniel Agger (Liverpool) – Click right for more – Arsene Wenger is ready to beat Barcelona and the Dane’s former club Brondby to the Liverpool defender’s signature, report the Daily Mirror. Agger was disappointed at being left out of the Reds’ team last season and will happily consider and Anfield exit this summer although this could depend on the future of Thomas Vermaelen. 6 Ibrahim Afellay (Barcelona) – One player the Gunners appear set to miss out on is the Barcelona midfielder. Arsene Wenger has been a long-term admirer of the Dutchman whose career has stalled to due to injuries, but reports in Spain claim he is set for a switch to Besiktas. 6 6 William Carvalho (Sporting Lisbon) – Click right for more – With a move for Khedira falling apart, Arsene Wenger has reportedly switched his attentions to the highly-rated Sporting Lisbon star. The defensive midfielder could cost £24milllion but would command a much lower wage than the German, saving the Gunners a whole load of dosh. Josuha Guilavogui (Atletico Madrid) – Click right for more – The Frenchman looks set for a move to Wolfsburg as Arsenal consider bids for other midfielders. The Gunners were interested in the £11.9million-rated star, 23, but it’s likely he will now make his way to the Bundesliga on loan. 6 6last_img read more

LAPD deserves better than recent tirade

first_imgWITH its editorial titled “LAPD’s numbers game” (Oct. 4) we have yet another example of the willingness of the Daily News editorial page to callously throw out insulting allegations of fraud and misrepresentation against public servants. In this most recent incident, the editorial board asserted the Los Angeles Police Department is “cooking the books” in its report on deployment in the San Fernando Valley. The underlying purpose of their destructive and mean-spirited rant? Apparently to reassert the never-ending mantra that more officers are needed in the San Fernando Valley. As a point of information, the department’s report on the efforts to add additional patrols in the Valley was 15 pages of information, plus attachments detailing citywide deployment numbers, response times, citation productivity and revenues generated, and efforts to reduce gang violence. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityHistorical data stretching back five years were provided to more accurately depict performance measures over the course of several years, especially in comparison to other parts of the city. Recognizing that the Daily News has a pretty dim view of just about everything public servants do in regards to providing services to the Valley, the editorial board chose to single out one calculation. Particularly disingenuous was their decision to reference in the editorial a specific LAPD claim of a 30 percent reduction in response time to emergency calls for service. Let me be clear: The report detailed response times for emergency, urgent and routine calls for service depicted in chart and graph form for each year from 2003-2007. The only summary our report made on the subject was that overall citywide response times have improved since 2003. Our report also stated that the department seeks to balance the attainment of specific service goals (response times) with specific deployment strategies that result in the reduction of serious violent and property crime. Our performance measures are what they are. We were factual and accurate in their depiction. Additionally, I defend the outstanding job the men and women of the LAPD are doing on a variety of fronts in service to the people of the Valley, as well as the city as a whole. Simply stated, our numbers are too few in every neighborhood and community of this city. However, these same communities are made safer today by the dedication of our men and women who work in partnership with those they are sworn to protect. And while we are continually striving to improve our performance, we will not purposely mislead or violate the public’s trust for a speaking point or statistical quote. As the saying goes, there are lies, damn lies, and statistics. We have presented the facts and merely ask for fairness in the evaluation and conclusions reached. In closing, a well-informed public is essential to the existence of a democratic nation. As a department, we seek to foster a cooperative climate with the media built on mutual respect. The LAPD deserves better than this most recent tirade. Michel R. Moore is deputy chief, Operations-Valley Bureau of the Los Angeles Police Department160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Around the Region

first_imgTwo people hurt in shooting WHITTIER – Two people were shot and wounded while sitting in front of an apartment complex Friday, officials said. The attack was reported just after 4 p.m. in the 7200 block of Whittier Avenue, said Whittier police Sgt. Dan Lowe. The two victims were drinking beer in front of an apartment building when a suspect vehicle parked in a nearby alley, Lowe said. An unknown number of suspects got out of the vehicle before opening fire on the victims, said Lowe. One of the victims was struck in the hip and the other in the leg, he said. The wounds were not believed to be life-threatening, said Lowe. Women killed when struck by pickup LA MIRADA – An 84-year-old woman was struck and killed by a pickup truck Friday while crossing Santa Gertrudes Avenue, officials said. The incident occurred about 5:40 p.m. on Santa Gertrudes Avenue at Silvergrove Drive, just north of Imperial Highway, said Norwalk sheriff’s Lt. Al Reyes. The elderly pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene, Reyes said. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene, said Reyes. Officials did not immediately see any signs of drunken driving or other wrongdoing, said Reyes. The crash remained under investigation late Friday. Three men rob women near Whittier WHITTIER – Three men in trenchcoats robbed a woman Friday on Colima Road, officials said. The robbery was reported about 4:45 p.m. on Colima Road at Telegraph Road in an unincorporated county area near Whittier, said Norwalk sheriff’s Lt. Al Reyes. The three suspects, described as men ranging from 18 to 40 years old, approached the woman and grabbed her purse, Reyes said. The 20-year-old woman struggled to hold on to her purse, but the suspects wrestled it away from her, said Reyes. The robbers then removed the woman’s money, about $100, from the purse before throwing it back at her, Reyes said. The thieves were seen fleeing the area in a white 4-door compact car, Reyes added. The victim was not injured in the incident, he said. Rural accident kills three people SANTA MARGARITA – Three people died in the mangled wreckage of a Ford Escort after the driver lost control on rural Highway 58 and slammed into an oncoming van just east of Santa Margarita. The Escort was headed west on the two-lane highway Thursday night and when the car drifted off the side of the road. When the driver overcorrected, the car spun into oncoming traffic and was broadsided by the minivan. The California Highway Patrol says the driver and two passengers were killed on impact. The female driver of the van is hospitalized at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center with major injuries. Psychologist arrested in rape SANTA BARBARA – A Santa Barbara County psychologist has been arrested for allegedly raping a female patient three years ago. Fernando Cordero allegedly attacked the 44-year-old woman while he was working for Santa Barbara County Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services. The alleged victim told investigators last month that the 65-year-old psychologist seduced her more than three years ago when she was a patient at a county facility in Santa Maria. Cordero has been released on $100,000 bail. Mayor joins foot chase of robber TEMECULA – Mayor Chuck Washington joined the foot chase for a knife-wielding robber who filched a bottle of OxyContin at a Temecula pharmacy. Washington was paying for a flu shot at a CVS pharmacy Wednesday night when the man burst in and grabbed the bottle of pills. The mayor and several others pursued the robber as he fled the store. Another bystander got the license plate number on the robber’s car. Mark Hughes was arrested a short time later. Washington dismisses characterizations of his reaction as heroic, saying, “I didn’t tackle anybody, wrestle anybody to the ground. I kept a discreet distance. I lost the guy after he got outside.” Panel approves desalination plant SAN DIEGO – California’s state Coastal Commission has tentatively approved a proposal to build a desalination plant Carlsbad to turn millions of gallons of seawater into drinking water. Thursday’s 9-3 vote followed hours of tense debate between developers who say San Diego needs to make use of its local water resources and environmentalists who say the project will damage marine life. The commission’s staff recommended denying a permit. – From wire reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

RESULTS AND PICTURE SPECIAL: INVITATION SECONDARY SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY AT FINN VALLEY

first_imgThe action continued at Finn Valley AC today as 600 students from secondary schools in the North West enjoyed the cross country races.Today saw the end of a successful two day programme that had a huge involvement of 1400 people. This was a very encouraging and enthusiastic turnout and indicates that such a project outline could be rolled out nationally, says Club Founder Patsy McGonagle.Thanks were expressed to the Finn Valley club members that delivered a well organised meeting based on a positive response to an invitation for schools from Tyrone, Donegal, Sligo and Derry to get involved. RESULTS1st Year GirlsName                                                         SchoolLaura Crossan                               Loreto, LetterkennyAmy Boyle Carr                              GlentiesSinead Browne                              St ColumbasSinead Gallagher                           St ColumbasRachel Tinney                                Loreto, LetterkennyNiamh Sweeney                                      St ColumbasAoife McGrath                               Loreta, OmaghZoe Kelly                                       St ColumbasMaria O’Hagan                               Loreta, OmaghNikea McGovern                                 RossesTeam Results1. St Columba’s College Stranorlar      13pts 2. Loreta College, Omagh                             27pts3. Pobal Scoil, Gaoth Dobhair              62pts1st Year BoysName                                                         SchoolSean Corry                                    Omagh CBSBen Carr                                        Loreto Community, MilfordCathir Donnelly                             Omagh CBSAdam McCrudden                          Crana CollegeMathew Murnaghan                       Drmuragh CollegeJack Moore                                    Sacred Heart, OmaghGorbhan McKenney                       Sacred Heart, OmaghRonan Hollywood                           Omagh CBSJoseph McGovern                          Drumragh CollegeMichael Doherty                                 Scoil Mhuire, BuncranaTeam Results 1. Omagh CBS                                   12pts2. Drumragh Intergrated College        45pts3. Summerhill College, Sligo               46pts2nd Year Girls Name                                                         SchoolCáelainn McQuaid                         Sacred Heart OmaghEllen McGeough                                      Sligo GrammerShannon Craig                              Royal & PriorCoblaith McKenne                          Sacred Heart OmaghSaskia Boyle                                  RossesEdaoin O’Raw                                Scoil Mhuire, BuncranaMorgan Owens                              Sacred Heart OmaghMaia Monaghan                                      Loreto OmaghClare Murray                                 Loreto Grammer OmaghClaire Doherty                                    Convent Scoil Mhuire, BuncranaTeam Results1. Sacred Heart College, Omagh                  12pts2. Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana                            29pts3. Pobal Scoil, Gaoth Dobhair              44pts2nd Year BoysName                                                         SchoolBryan McNamee                                      Deele CollegeAaoran McGlynn                                      BallinamoreMichael Mullin                               Sacred Heart, OmaghNoel McLaughlin                                      St Columb’s College, DerryOrdhan Rodgers                                      P.S.G. GweedoreJack McLaughlin                                      St Columb’s College, DerryJoseph Doherty                             St Eunan’s, LetterkennyCalvin O’Brien                               Finn Valley CollegeMarcus McElroy                             Omagh Boys SchoolConor Farrell                                      St Eunan’sTeam Results1. Crana College, Buncrana                40pts2. Sacred Heart College, Omagh                  43pts3. Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana                            52pts3rd Year GirlsName                                                         SchoolTonie Moore                                  Sacred Heart OmaghChristine Russell                            Royal & PriorMary Teresa Doherty                     Crana CollegeAideen Casley                               Loreto, OmaghAlison Higgins                               Colaiste Alligh, LetterkennyAobhinn McHugh                           Loreto, OmaghRoisin Devlin                                 Loreto Grammer School, OmaghLaura Lee Penrose                         Sacred Heart OmaghOrlaith Fogarty                              Royal & PriorCiaria Finnegan                                  Coláiste Alligh, LetterkennyTeam Results1. Loreta College, Omagh                             17pts2. Rosses Community School              48pts3. Pobal Scoil, Gaoth Dobhair              51pts3rd Year BoysName                                                         SchoolJack O’Neill                                    Sacred Heart OmaghPauric Patton                                 St ColumbasOisin Donnelly                               C.B.S OmaghOdhran Rafferty                                      C.B.S. OmaghDonal Farren                                 St Eunan’sEoghan Keenan                                      C.B.S. OmaghJacob Corry                                   C.B.S. OmaghKiernan McMurray                         Summer Hill CollegeAlan McGinley                               Royal & PriorEoin Bradley                                       C.B.S. OmaghTeam ResultsC.B.S. Omagh                                13pts2. Crana College, Buncrana                57pts3. Rosses Community School              63ptsSenior GirlsName                                                         SchoolEilish Flanaghan                                     Sacred Heart OmaghKaren Gallagher                                      Royal & PriorRoisin Flanaghan                           Sacred Heart OmaghKirsty McElwaine                           Coláiste Alligh, LetterkennyAine McGrath                                Sacred Heart OmaghKathleen O’Donnell                        P.S.G. GweedoreEmer Kelly                                     Loreta Grammer OmaghMichaela Morris                             Loreta Grammer OmaghTara O’Donnell                              P.S.G. GweedoreCatherine Cunnigham                        Loreta Grammer SchoolTeam Results1. Sacred Heart College, Omagh                  9pts2. Loreta College, Omagh                             25pts3. Pobal Scoil Gaoth Dobhair               36ptsSenior BoysName                                                         SchoolOisin Gallen                                   St Columba’s CollegeDayle Gallagher                                      BallinamoreJack Boyle                                     R.C.SBrendan Collins                                       C.B.S. OmaghJack McBride                                 St Columba’s CollegeDavid Gormley                              C.B.S. OmaghMark McPaul                                  Errigal CollegeNathan O’Neill                               Drumragh, OmaghEnda McBride                                St Eunan’s CollegeCiaran Curran                                    Drumragh, OmaghTeam ResultsSt Columba’s College, Stranorlar    16pts2. C.B.S. Omagh                                21pts3. Rosses Community School              38pts RESULTS AND PICTURE SPECIAL: INVITATION SECONDARY SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY AT FINN VALLEY was last modified: September 26th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:INVITATION SECONDARY SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY AT FINN VALLEYlast_img read more

Atletico Madrid v Chelsea: Big guns start for Blues with Hazard, Bakayoko and Fabregas all in

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty ImagesEden Hazard starts for Chelsea in their Champions League clash in Madrid, as do both Tiémoué Bakayoko and Cesc Fabregas.Bakayoko will partner N’Golo Kante in midfield, with Fabregas operating in a more advanced position.Gary Cahill and David Luiz have both been restored to the starting line-up, with Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen dropping to the bench, where they are joined by Pedro and Willian.Luiz, who is serving a domestic suspension, has been passed fit despite recently suffering a wrist injury.Former Chelsea man Fernando Torres is among Atletico’s substitutes. Atletico Madrid: Oblak, Juanfran, Lucas, Godin, Luis, Koke, Thomas, Saul, Carrasco, Correa, GriezmannSubs: Moya, Torres, Gabi, Savic, Vietto, Gaitan, Gimenez.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Bakayoko, Alonso; Fabregas, Morata, Hazard.Subs: Caballero, Rudiger, Christensen, Zappacosta, Willian, Batshuayi, Pedro.last_img read more

Looking For A Job? Develop Mobile Apps

first_imgThe U.S. has lost 4.3 million nonfarm jobs since 2009, but job growth has taken off in some surprising areas. Take app development. That seemingly constrained industry is having an outsized – and positive – impact on regions throughout the country.  A new study by the CTIA — The Wireless Association and the Application Developer’s Alliance shows the mobile industry’s regional impact. Specifically, the development, deployment and support of mobile apps.The report, “The Geography of the App Economy,” states that, as of April, 519,000 new jobs have been created in the U.S. since 2007, when the iPhone was released, related to mobile app development. Those jobs are worth billions of dollars, creating value for tech communities in almost every state. For instance, there are about 21,400 app jobs in Massachusetts, mostly centered on Boston and the Route 128 Corridor. Those jobs have a $1.143 billion annual economic impact, according to the report.California, of course, has the greatest stake in the app economy, with 151,900 related jobs worth $8.241 billion in economic impact. California, home of Google, Apple, Facebook and countless startups, has an app economy four times larger than the No. 2 state, Washington, home of Amazon and Microsoft. See the chart below. The report breaks jobs in this sector into three categories.Core: IT-related jobs that require the ability to develop, maintain, or support mobile applications. Indirect: Non-IT jobs that support app developers in the same company. Spillover: Jobs in the local economy that are supported by app developers. The app economy touches on virtually all industries, and is not confined to startups, tech giants or upstart app-dev shops.Take Zynga, a pure app-economy company with 2,800 employees. But media companies like ESPN are also looking for app developers. And financial giants like Capital One, and retailers like WalMart. The list goes on: Pharmaceutical companies, non-profits, military. dan rowinski Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#apps#mobile Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Of course, the CTIA and the Application Developers Alliance have a vested interest in making their industry look like an engine of growth. Consequently, the report should be taken for what it is, a loose guide to how app development has created jobs. There is no doubt that the mobile industry has created a new sector of economic market growth in the United States that did not exist 10 years ago. At the same time, the mobile industry is not a completely new segment but rather an evolution of the digital economy created with the advent of the Internet, Web and advanced telecommunication technologies.Companies like Apple and Google have created billions of dollars in economic growth because of their advancement of mobile technologies and an industry has popped up around that, specifically aligned to application development (replete with marketers, advertisers, human resources, and so on).I have estimated that the annual revenue created by Apple App Store and the Android Google Play markets will be between $8-$10 billion (from sales, in-app purchases and advertising). The app industry has doubled in gross revenue nearly every year since 2009 which gives some credence to the aggregate numbers that CTIA reports of economic impact from 2007 on.Charts courtesy of CTIA and the Application Developers Alliance The top 10 states in “app intensity” (app economy jobs compared to the workforce at large) also earn more college degrees, according to the report. An average of 32.3% of adults over age 25 have a college degree in the top 10 states. The bottom 10 average 23.5%.The study was performed by analyzing help-wanted ads that listed required skills and knowledge. Want ads were scoured with a variety of keywords including iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry. The research was performed by South Mountain Economics based on a sample of 500 app economy jobs and mapped on a state level. Data from the Bureau Of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Survey from May 2011 was used to estimate wages and determine economic impact. See the chart of methodology below for the fuller context of how the report was generated. last_img read more