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first_imgNaomh Columba 14/08/2012 Starting with the championship results from the weekend, our reserves enjoyed a hard fought one point victory over Naomh Colmcille, while our seniors drew with the same opposition, both sides finishing with nine points a piece. We were awaiting confirmation of this weekend’s fixtures at the time of going to press. In underage news, press our under 14 lads are due to play St Nauls in the Division 2 Championship Final this Wednesday evening. Game set for 7.30pm in Dunkineely. On Friday evening our under 13s are due to host Kilcar in the league. 6.30pm throw-in time at Páirc na nGael. On Saturday morning our under 15 team will travel to Ballintra, to face Naomh Mhuire in the Ógsport competition. Throw-in set for 12.30. Many congratulations to Pádraig Byrne, Teelin, and the County under 16 lads on their Buncrana Cup victory last weekend. The club wishes to take this opportunity to thank most sincerely everyone who helped to make the bank holiday weekend a success. We were delighted with the support for the Temple Street Charity match on Sunday last, for what is a very worthy cause. Thank you to everyone who helped out and supported this event. Many thanks also to everyone who attended the marquee on Sunday night. A special thank you to everyone who helped out in the organisation and management of the night, particularly Séamus J Mc Ginley and his bar staff, and Owen Doherty for the disco. The next event on the calendar is the Temple Street Charity Cycle, taking place on Sunday, September 9th, from Donegal Town to Glencolmcille. There has been huge interest in this event, and we are delighted with the response received. Anyone who has yet to register for the cycle, please contact Brendan Doherty on 087 7008286, Owen Doherty on 086 0847967, or Caitríona Nic Seoin on 086 1970127. A fundraising table quiz and barbeque will be held in the Glen Head Tavern after the cycle, set for 7pm. GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLUMBA GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: August 14th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more


first_imgFormer international athlete and RTE pundit, Jerry Kieran, will perform the official opening of the Danny McDaid Athletics Track on Saturday afternoon at the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny.Kiernan is a former Irish team mate of Danny’s who has run under four minutes for the mile, has a personal best of 2:12:20 for the marathon and was winner of the Dublin City Marathon in 1982 and 1992. He was also a club mate of Donegal’s double Olympian when the pair ran with Clonliffe Harriers when they were based in Dublin.A top class track and international track and field event has been organised to mark the occasion by Letterkenny Athletic Club. Looking ahead to the eagerly anticipated sporting spectacle, which is expected to attract a huge crowd, Danny said he’s excited about the event.“I met with the club chairman, Brendan McDaid, last July and that was the first time we tried to put a programme in place for the opening of the track. We certainly never envisaged that we would end up staging such a major event. To have secured 120 top class athletes for Saturday’s meeting is a great achievement,” Danny said.Letterkenny Athletic Club Chairman, Brendan McDaid, explained that the event is very much aimed at families.“We have received great support from the business people of the town and without their generosity, the event could not have been pulled together. We are appealing to as many people as possible to come along and enjoy what will be a great family day. We also hope it will be a day we can all look back on with pride and satisfaction. With that in mind, admission for adults is only five euro, with children being admitted free. We have also put together a souvenir programme which will be on sale at a cost of four euro,” he said. The chairman added: “We’ve hung or hat on the sub four minute challenge – we have two Kenyan athletes coming and we are confident they, along with a few Irish runners, will run under four minutes for the mile. We have the likes of Conor Bradley from City of Derry who has a personal best of 4:02, while our own track specialists of Darren Mooney, Ruairi Finnegan and Danny Mooney will also be in the field.“While the sub-four minute mile challenge will be the highlight, there will be a lot of top quality races and field events during the evening which will give the crowd a rare opportunity to see talented athletes up close.”Among the big names confirmed for the event are European cross country champion, Fionnuala Britton, top European 400 metre runner, Brian Gregan and multi-eventer, Kelly Proper, who claimed three national titles at the Irish indoor championships in Athlone earlier this year.Local athletes who will be mixing it with the best include national triple jump champion, Mary McLoone of Tir Conaill AC, Finn Valley shot putter, John Kelly and Letterkenny AC’s Kieran Doherty.The big weekend of athletics gets underway on Friday evening with a five mile road race taking place at 7.30 pm. Registrations will be taken from 6.30 pm. Proceedings commence on Saturday afternoon at the Danny McDaid Athletics Track with a juvenile programme from 3 pm to 4 pm. The first senior event will be the one hour race at 4.15 pm, with the official opening of the track scheduled for 5.30 pm. This will be followed by a top quality programme which will conclude around 7.45 pm. Letterkenny AC’s 40th anniversary function will be held in the Station House Hotel after the meet, with the meal being served at 9 pm. Tickets are priced 20 euro and can be obtained from any committee member. MC for the night of reflection and chat will be Highland Radio’s Charlie Collins.RTE PUNDIT KIERNAN TO OPEN DANNY MCDAID ATHLETICS TRACK was last modified: May 12th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Danny McDaid AThletics TrackJerry Kiernanlast_img read more

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first_imgCEH recommends you check out these recent audio-visual and book resources!AUDIO DRAMA: If you enjoyed the captivating “Jonathan Park” audio drama series produced by the Pat Roy family, you’re going to love their latest project. It’s called Time Chroniclers. Listen to the 7:30 trailer to get a taste of the high production quality, acting and music, then download Episode 1 for free. We guarantee you’ll be hooked! The whole 6-part series is available from CreationQuest.net.C.S. LEWIS: What were the views of the famous Christian apologist on evolution? There’s been confusion about Lewis’s views based on some statements he made, but it’s important to recognize that some of his views “evolved” over time toward a more Biblical view of creation. Jerry Bergman sets the record straight in his recent book, C.S. Lewis: Anti-Darwinist. Lewis aficionados will chuckle at the clever art on the cover.DINOSAUR: Our contributing scientist Jerry Bergman was consulted by World Magazine for expert opinion on the row about dinosaur taxonomy. See his article on CEH here.ZOMBIES: Jonathan Wells updates his 10 “Icons of Evolution” from his 2000 book in this latest book, and adds 6 more.  Zombie Science talks about dead issues that keep re-appearing in textbooks as evidence for evolution. You can hear Dr Wells talk about the book and the icons in 3 podcasts on ID the Future.VIDEO: We’ve heard whispers that Illustra Media will be offering a new kind of delivery method for their outstanding film products later in May, and has some new film shorts about to be released. Watch for a big announcement later this month!Richter with Coppedge at JPL, 2008ROCKET SCIENCE: Dr Henry Richter, manager of Explorer 1 (January 1958) at JPL, is working on a new book on intelligent design to be published this year by CMI, assisted by CEH editor David Coppedge. Check out Richter’s last book America’s Leap into Spaceat his personal website, henryrichter.org. Space history buffs will love his insider account of the space race. Richter turns 90 next month.DARWIN: Jerry Bergman’s latest book (Joshua Press, 2017) will make you mad—at Darwin. In How Darwinism Corrodes Morality, he documents the horrifying consequences of Darwin’s dangerous idea and those who ran with it: Margaret Sanger, Freud, Nietzche, Kinsey and many others. Ideas have consequences!You can help promote good books. First, buy them and read them. Then, on Amazon and other bookseller sites, write good reviews of the books, and refute the foul-mouthed criticisms posted by Darwin brownshirts, who usually don’t even read the books but spew venom with knee-jerk reactions.(Visited 323 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

World Cup failure prompts calls for US soccer ‘revolution’

first_img“There’s nothing wrong with what we’re doing,” he maintained. “Certainly I think as our league continues to grow, it benefits the national team program. We have some good young players coming up. Nothing has to change. To make any kind of crazy changes I think would be foolish. We’re building a good system in our professional league. We have players playing abroad of some quality. There’s enough there.” LATEST STORIES “You don’t have wholesale changes based on the ball being 2 inches wide or 2 inches in,” he said. “We will look at everything, obviously, and all of our programs, both the national team and all the development stuff. But we’ve got a lot of pieces in place that we think are very good and have been coming along.”The U.S. returned to the World Cup in 1990 after a 40-year absence, and soccer grew at an exponential rate, helped by the U.S. hosting the tournament in 1994. Major League Soccer launched two years later; cable television and the Internet brought top European clubs to American televisions and later laptops and cell phones.European clubs discovered there was huge money to be made by playing preseason exhibitions across the pond, growing the sport’s audience.American sponsors started treating soccer like a major sport, if not at the level of the NFL, baseball and the NBA, at least as prominent as the NHL, golf and tennis.Still, the national team peaked with its quarterfinal appearance at the 2002 World Cup. The U.S. failed to qualify for the 2012 and 2016 men’s Olympic soccer tournaments, a generational talent gap evident when a creaky defense repeatedly broke down during qualifying. There were no young goalkeepers considered challengers to Howard and Brad Guzan.“This has been coming for a while. I think it’s just kind of been building up,” former U.S. defender Marcelo Balboa said Wednesday.Elected head of the USSF in 2006 after a quarter-century helping build the national team and federation, Gulati has not said whether he will seek a fourth and final four-year term in February.More immediately, a decision must be made on whether the national team plays exhibitions during the November fixture dates and who will coach. Bruce Arena, brought back when Jurgen Klinsmann was fired last November after a 0-2 start in the hexagonal, figures to depart later this year or next.Among the possible American candidates are Tab Ramos, coach of the U.S. under-20 team since 2011; Peter Vermes, coach of Sporting Kansas City since 2009; and Huddersfield manager David Wagner. Atlanta United’s Tata Martino, a former coach of Argentina and Barcelona, is among the foreigners who could be considered. An interim coach is a possibility.Surprisingly, Arena said no major shifts need to be made in the federation’s operations. Read Next “Unacceptable,” tweeted former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala, a U.S. Soccer Federation board member. “For us in USSoccer more than a wake-up call. Time for revolution. Need long term plan that is smart.”After American soccer’s Waterloo, the fallout almost surely will lead to a new coach and possibly a new USSF head. There also figure to be calls for a reexamination of the player development structure, from youth teams through academies designed with the hope of producing elite prospects.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“There is no denying that this is a setback for all of us involved with the game in our country,” Major League Soccer said in a statement.New York Cosmos owner Rocco Commisso, chairman of the lower-level North American Soccer League that has sued the USSF, called for federation President Sunil Gulati to resign along with board members and senior administrators he put in place. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “In the almost 12 years during which Sunil Gulati has been the USSF’s president, little or nothing has been done to enhance our prospects,” Commisso said in a statement. “The leadership of U.S. Soccer has failed all of its stakeholders: players, fans, sponsors and those of us who have invested in professional soccer. Getting back on track requires fundamental change in the structure and management of the sport in our country, starting with a change in the federation’s leadership.”While fans fulminated over the front office, the next national team coach must instigate a ruthless roster purge. The Tim Howard/Clint Dempsey/Michael Bradley era is over, and pretty much any player older than 26 will be past his past his prime when the World Cup in Qatar kicks off in November 2022. The Americans won’t even play a competitive match for nearly two years, until the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.By then, Christian Pulisic, at 19 already the top American, should be surrounded with other players on the rise, such as 19-year-old midfielder Weston Mckennie, who has started Schalke’s last three games in the German Bundesliga. Haji Wright, a 19-year-old winger loaned from Schalke to second-division Sandhausen, is another top prospect along with forward Josh Sargent, who agreed last month to sign with Werder Bremen on his 18th birthday in FebruaryMatt Miazga and Cameron Carter-Vickers should be tested in defense as the team reorients to 2022.A shocked Gulati was measured in his reaction.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  MOST READcenter_img Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president This file photo taken on April 10, 2017 shows Sunil Gulati, President of United States Soccer Federation, speaking at a press conference in New York./ AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCURCOUVA, Trinidad—When soccer holds its world’s fair in Russia next June, the American pavilion will be glaringly absent.A bumbling, stumbling, tumbling World Cup qualifying campaign ended Tuesday night with a calamitous 2-1 loss to already eliminated Trinidad and Tobago, the 99th-ranked nation in the world, when merely a tie was necessary to eke out the final automatic World Cup berth from one of soccer’s weakest regions.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Andrew Wiggins signs contract extension with Timberwolves Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View commentslast_img read more

Beermen regain top spot, halt Hotshots’ 5-game run

first_imgLATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO — San Miguel bucked a poor shooting night to pull off a great escape past Magnolia, 77-76, and regain the top spot in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at Ynares Center.Battling back from a 16-point hole, 40-56, midway in the third quarter, the Beermen took the lead on a Chris Ross three, 70-69, with 2:59 left before Chico Lanete sank another triple for a 73-71 SMB edge with 1:31 remaining.ADVERTISEMENT The Scores:SAN MIGUEL 77 — Fajardo 19, Ross 15, Lanete 14, Lassiter 12, Santos 11, Ganuelas-Rosser 6, Semerad 0, Agovida 0, Heruela 0, Mamaril 0, Pessumal 0.MAGNOLIA 76 — Barroca 21, Sangalang 13, Melton 10, Jalalon 8, Ramos 7, Pingris 5, Dela Rosa 4, Reavis 4, Simon 2, Pascual 2, Herndon 0.Quarters: 21-20, 34-44, 52-60, 77-76. Marcio Lassiter hit three 3-pointers and wound up with 12 points on top of seven rebounds, and five assists, while Lanete got 14 built on four treys.The Beermen won despite shooting measly 31 percent from the field and committing 19 turnovers.San Miguel reclaimed the pole position in the standings at 6-1, while Magnolia fell to joint second place with Alaska at 6-2.Mark Barroca saw his 21 points and five rebounds go down the drain, together with Magnolia’s five-game winning streak.Ian Sangalang added 13 markers and six boards off the bench, while Justin Melton had 10 points, seven rebounds, and four assists in the loss.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Abueva celebrates 30th birthday by helping Aces win San Miguel canned crucial freebies in the endgame while Magnolia failed to cash in on its numerous chances inside the final minute.“We were shocked with the defense they had. Based on our experience in the last six games, it’s not that physical but tonight, it was very intense,” said SMB head coach Leo Austria.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We’re lucky that we’re able to focus on our game plan. Maybe it’s the experience of the players because they’re used to this.”June Mar Fajardo shot 4-of-11 from the field but still came through with 19 points, 21 rebounds, and two blocks, while Ross got 15 markers, eight boards, four assists, and three steals. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding AFP official booed out of forum Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stinglast_img read more

Report: Leeds 1 Nottingham Forest 1

first_imgKemar Roofe’s controversial equaliser salvaged a point for Leeds United as they came from behind to draw 1-1 with Nottingham Forest in the Championship.With Forest leading courtesy of Jack Robinson’s 11th-minute header, Leeds looked set to be heading for a second defeat in three games until Roofe took matters into his own hands.Having latched onto Mateusz Klich’s cross-cum-shot, Roofe clearly used his arm to nudge the ball over the line in the 82nd minute but, despite Forest’s protests, the officials allowed the goal to stand. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Roofe’s leveller came towards the end of a blunt Leeds’ display, with Marcelo Bielsa’s side lacking their usual fluidity.11 – Kemar Roofe has had a hand in 11 goals in his last 14 Championship games for Leeds United (8 goals, 3 assists). Crafty. pic.twitter.com/fciV4Ra6zV— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 27, 2018Indeed, it was Roofe who had previously wasted their only real chance – the striker hooking wide on the half-volley from close range.Forest’s misery was almost compounded in stoppage time when Pablo Hernandez connected with Ezgjan Alioski’s cross, but the Spaniard failed to turn his effort on target as Leeds settled for a draw which moves them up to second, two points behind leaders Sheffield United.last_img read more

Pujols Homers in Return to St. Louis; Cards beat Angels 4-2 (Video)

first_imgST. LOUIS — Albert Pujols took a curtain call for his adoring fans at Busch Stadium after homering against the Cardinals, but Marcell Ozuna connected to lead Dakota Hudson and St. Louis over the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 on Saturday.Pujols hit his 13th home run, a solo drive in the seventh inning. He got a standing ovation as he rounded the bases and the cheers grew louder until Pujols emerged from the dugout and tipped his hat to the sellout crowd.Ozuna hit his team-leading 20th homer of the season off Felix Peña in the sixth inning to make it 4-0 lead. Ozuna homered for the second straight day.Hudson (6-3) gave up one run on five hits in a season-high 112-pitch stint. He struck out six and walked one.Paul Goldschmidt had two hits for St. Louis, which has won five of seven.Justin Upton also homered for the Angels, a solo shot in the eighth. Pena (5-2) started the third inning in relief of opener Noé Ramirez.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Arda Turan questioned by Turkish police over alleged fight with pop star

first_imgTurkish international midfielder Arda Turan has been questioned by the police in an alleged fight with pop star Berkay Sahin at a night club in Istanbul.According to media reports, Turan was summoned by a prosecutor to make a statement to police after they received reports of the player’s clash with singer Sahin.It quoted Turan’s police statement as saying he rejected allegations he harassed Sahin and that a bullet fired from his pistol when he subsequently went to the hospital where Sahin was being treated for an injury was fired by mistake as he was tucking the gun in his waist.An Istanbul police spokesman said police had sought a statement from Turan. The spokesman did not provide further details.Turan joined Barcelona from Atletico Madrid for 34 million euros ($39.4 million) in 2015, winning six trophies, making 55 appearances and scoring 15 goals for the Catalan side.Turan is currently on loan from Barcelona at Turkish club Istanbul Basaksehir,(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

10 months agoDyche’s bully reality: How Arsenal & Emery passed their latest test

first_imgTagsOpinionAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say Dyche’s bully reality: How Arsenal & Emery passed their latest testby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCOMMENT: Intimidation? Stand over tactics? That is, literal stand over tactics? Oh no, not on this Arsenal. It may’ve worked in the past. But as Sean Dyche and his Burnley discovered on Saturday. Unai Emery and his players are a very different proposition today.They tried, did Burnley. They really did try. Going into the game, Dyche promised Emery and Arsenal a dose of reality. “Reality tactics”, he dubbed it.And the Clarets manager was good to his word. The visitors threw everything at Arsenal. Wrestling. Stamping. As Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remarked after his two goal performance, “Yes, it was a physical battle, it was really, really hard”.But this lot are no southern softies. Not when you have players like Sead Kolasinac and Sokratis ready to fight your corner. Not when even your manager is ready to give the opposition an earful. But they did try, did Burnley.Not once. But twice. Twice Ashley Barnes did his best Sergio Ramos impression, wrestling Sokratis to the Emirates turf. The first time ended with Barnes having the Gunners defender in a headlock. That was only after he had stood over his marker. But Sokratis was never going to be intimidated. Indeed, it was his reaction to Barnes’ antics that helped the Clarets striker escape a booking.Barnes only received a short word from ref Kevin Friend – no doubt helped out by Sokratis, as he put an own arm around his shoulder before asking, almost laughing as he did, “what dya think ya doin'”? The pair would be at it again later in the game, this time in the middle of the pitch. But just as before, they broke up without Friend brandishing a card.Then it was Matteo Guendouzi’s turn to be tested. But even this 19 year-old from France wasn’t to be cowed. Barnes – again – was the instigator, stamping a prostrate Guendouzi square on his chest. Again, there was no action shown by Friend. And for all the complaints about diving from Dyche in the aftermath, Guendouzi’s reaction was more Roy Keane than Neymar. Just as Sokratis had previously, Guendouzi’s response went some way to Barnes avoiding punishment. That Dyche complained about diving from the home team was baffling given the spot fires sparked around the pitch by his No10.But perhaps he was still coming down after copping it from Emery at the final whistle. A team reflects it’s manager. And this one – like so many on the pitch – is no shrinking violet.To be fair, this wasn’t Emery’s fight. And there really was no need for the Arsenal manager to get involved. But he’d had enough. Enough of Dyche’s bellowing. Enough of his complaining. Grabbing Dyche’s arm, he let him know what he thought of his antics. The pair squared up. It wasn’t Barnes versus Sokratis. But Emery wasn’t going to turn the other cheek.On paper, Arsenal should always be defeating Burnley at the Emirates. And the 3-1 scoreline stuck to script. But the manner of how these three points were achieved tells us everything about today’s Arsenal.They’re not a nasty team. Nor an overly physical one. But there’s a presence about them. There’s a bit of steel in there. From Soka and Seo to the kid from Lorient. You’re not going to intimidate this lot. There’s enough heavy duty in there to allow attacking players like Aubameyang the room to do their thing.Gary Neville, the former Manchester United captain, has branded past Arsenal teams, the ones of Arsene Wenger, as “soft”: “Technically they were as good as anything we’ve seen in England in my time. But there are all kinds of attributes that make up a football side and they didn’t like it when the contest became physical.”You always felt you had a chance against them because you could get about them, bully them.”And you fancy Dyche went into Saturday’s trip with the same sentiment.But this is a very different Arsenal from the team of the past decade. And the manager is certainly a polar opposite to what Dyche had grown used to finding upon Burnley’s visits to North London.As those around the Pemier League are fast realising. Emery’s Arsenal can outplay you. And outfight you. Whether it’s on the pitch. Or by the touchline. You can’t intimidate this lot. Just as “reality” snapped back at Dyche on Saturday.Dyche & Emery having a disagreement at FT. #twitterclarets#UTCpic.twitter.com/6Bi28yhv4p— TurfCast (@TurfCastPodcast) December 22, 2018 last_img read more

Grange Announces New Requirements to Access Sports Funding

first_img In explaining the reason for the changes, Minister Grange said:”Public funding of sports is an investment for which good returns are expected. Therefore, we must review and update our processes to ensure that public money that is invested with sport governing bodies is well managed. At the end of the day, we must all be able to say we received value for money from our expenditure on sport.” Story Highlights The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced a “new approach to how the Ministry makes decisions” and how it will “direct investments in sport.”Minister Grange outlined the new approach in a meeting with national sports federations and associations on Wednesday (today).In explaining the reason for the changes, Minister Grange said:“Public funding of sports is an investment for which good returns are expected. Therefore, we must review and update our processes to ensure that public money that is invested with sport governing bodies is well managed. At the end of the day, we must all be able to say we received value for money from our expenditure on sport.”Under the new arrangements, the Sports Development Foundation will no longer consider requests for funding from sports federations/associations without a full accounting for monies being requested. Federations/associations are also now required to submit outstanding financial reports to be eligible for further financial support.Minister Grange made clear that the new requirement will also apply in the case of requests to use national sports facilities. The new approach also has implications not only for sports governing bodies but for other entities that organise and promote competitions and which seek sponsorship from the SDF and from the Ministry.“I believe this new requirement will help us to bring about greater accountability — which is something that we all desire,” said Minister Grange. She continued: “Greater accountability will also make local federations more attractive to private sector sponsors. There is no downside to having greater accountability.”The Minister pointed out that some national federations/associations do not routinely submit financial reports, and urged them to move swiftly to become compliant with the reporting requirements.Minister Grange said:“If you receive over five million dollars from the Sports Development Foundation as subvention, you must provide audited financial statements annually. If you receive below five million dollars, you need to submit a financial statement.“The organisations that receive monthly subventions must submit quarterly reports.“And so I’m putting everybody on notice. If [your quarterly reports are] not submitted, your monthly subvention will be held. In other words, I’m saying to you, we have to get our house in order, we have to respond to you when you call on us, so you need to get your house in order so that we, as a team, can proudly say to the people of Jamaica ‘your money is being wisely spent’”. Minister Grange outlined the new approach in a meeting with national sports federations and associations on Wednesday (today). The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced a “new approach to how the Ministry makes decisions” and how it will “direct investments in sport.”last_img read more