Slow Pitch AGM announced

first_imgThe AGM will be held at the Lido Theatre on Tuesday, April 9, and will begin at 7 p.m.As usual, two representatives from each team are asked to attend, so each team has a say in potential rule and regulation changes, which are voted on at the AGM.- Advertisement –last_img

PSG star’s agent rubbishes £11m Arsenal links

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent claims Paris Saint-Germain have no plans to sell his client – despite reported interest from Arsenal.The 33-year-old enjoyed another impressive season in the French capital, scoring 19 goals as PSG retained their Ligue 1 title.The striker’s form has led to speculation he could be off this summer, with both Arsenal and AC Milan reportedly interested in an £11m swoop.However the Swede’s agent, Mino Raiola, has now dispelled those rumours and argued that PSG have no desire to sell their star striker.“He has a contract and cannot just decide to leave by himself,” Raiola told Journal du Dimanche.“[PSG] president Nasser Al-Khelaifi was asked about this and said no, PSG will not sell Ibrahimovic.” 1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic last_img read more

Five Premier League clubs chasing England Under-21 ace

first_img GOSSIP IN DEMAND Latest Transfer News 1 Norwich City starlet James Maddison is being chased by a host of Premier League clubs.The England Under-21 midfielder is at the centre of a transfer scramble, with at least FIVE top-flight teams weighing up moves. James Maddison has caught the eye for Norwich in the ChampionshipEverton, Fulham, Leicester, Newcastle and West Ham are all understood to be tracking the talented 21-year-old.Norwich are likely to demand over £20million to part with their prized asset.Everton had been thought to be leading the chase for his signature, but now they face a big battle to lure him to Merseyside with so many clubs keen. Chelsea have watched Leeds ace ‘perfect for Premier League football’ regularly heading off Man United ‘miss out’ on Minamino, West Ham scout Flamengo strikers, Auba wants out Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father REAL DEAL take zlat After a successful loan spell at Aberdeen in 2016/17, Maddison returned to Carrow Road and has emerged as one of the best young talents in the Championship.He scored 14 goals in 41 league appearances last season and was crowned the Canaries’ Player of the Year.Maddison suffered a knee ligament injury on the final day of the campaign but is expected to be fit for pre-season.Whether that will be with Norwich remains to be seen. ‘perfect fit” Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED LIVING THE DREAM Arsenal ace heading for January exit as German club ready bid for midfielder WHITE KNIGHT Euro expert explains why Liverpool should be so excited about Minamino Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic in ‘advanced talks’ to complete Premier League comeback three-way race last_img read more

Colombia v Japan: World Cup 2018 preview, predicted line-ups, plus more

first_imgPredicted XIsColombia: Ospina, Arias, Mina, D. Sanchez, Mojica, Aguilar, C. Sanchez, Cuadrado, J. Rodriguez, Muriel, FalcaoJapan: Kawashima, Sakai, Yoshida, Makino, Nagatomo, Hasebe, Shibasaki, Haraguchi, Honda, Inui, Osako Izqueirdo in action for Colombia The two sides faced each other in the group stage of the 2014 World Cup – Colombia winning 4-1. Colombia reached the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup 6 Most of the 2018 World Cup finalists have played their opening games but Group H will see the final four teams get their campaign underway on Tuesday.Colombia face Japan in what is arguably the most open group in the competition but the likes of England will have their eyes on the action as these are two teams the Three Lions could face in the last-16 should England get out of their group. Being played in Saransk, at the Saransk Arena, the match kicks off at 1pm and you can listen to the game live on talkSPORT. What the players are sayingJose Izquierdo (Colombia): “Every team is here because they have the quality and they have important players that make the difference.“I think we need to focus on playing our football and if we’re in good shape we will do a good World Cup like we did in Brazil.“We can improve our level from Brazil.” 6 6 A lot of Japanese hopes will rest on Kagawa 6 JapanIf Shinji Kagawa is on good form the Japan have a chance of getting out of the groups.Most of their play will go through him, however, other teams may cotton onto this and mark him out the game which could make life difficult for them. Where can I stream Colombia v Japan?The match will be live on talkSPORT. We’ll bring you commentary from 1pm.You can listen live by clicking this link – Colombia v JapanKey playerColombiaJames Rodriguez was one of the best players of the last World Cup, winning the Golden Boot, and it earned him a mega money move to Real Madrid.He has been frustrated by his lack of game time at the Bernabeu so Rodriguez will feel he has a point to prove which could be very dangerous for Colombia’s opponents. Okazaki is set to miss the Colombia game with injury Rodriguez will be determined to use the World Cup to re-announce himself on the world stage Shinji Ozazaki (Japan): “It’s a hard group. Colombia, Senegal, Poland… every team is strong,” he said. “Their mentality is strong as well, so it’s a difficult group for Japan.“Every team has a star – Robert Lewandowski, Sadio Mané and James Rodríguez, but we are not a team of stars.“We have intensity as a team and we are together though. We have a chance, but a small chance. We have confidence.” 6 talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. 6last_img read more

CELTIC BOMB THREATS: TWO MEN REMANDED IN CUSTODY

first_imgTwo men in their 40s have been remanded in custody in connection with parcel bombs sent to Celtic manager Neil Lennon and high profile supporters of the Hoops.Neil McKenzie, 41, and Trevor Muirhead, 43, both from Ayrshire, made no plea or declaration when they appeared in private session at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court.The pair were arrested on Thursday and charged with three counts of dispatching a package containing explosive substances. They also face two charges of dispatching a hoax bomb under the Criminal Law Act of 1977. Suspect packages were sent to Lennon and one each to lawyer Paul McBride QC and former MSP Trish Godman.A fifth suspect package, addressed to the offices of a pro-Sinn Fein group in Glasgow Cairde Na H’Eireann.A bullet was sent to Lennon at Parkhead on Thursday but police say a separate investigation is underway into that incident.Thursday’s arrests came on the same day that a man appeared in court charged with assault on the Celtic manager at Hearts on Wednesday. John Wilson, 26, from Edinburgh, has been charged with breach of the peace aggravated by religious prejudice and assault aggravated by religious prejudice.Lennon is trying to focus his team on this Sunday when they need to beat Motherwell at home and hope Rangers drop points away at Kilmarnock.However he didn’t appear at a pre-match press conference.Assistant Johan Mjallby said of Neil: “He is in a good mood but obviously he wants the team to be the main focus because they have been performing very well lately, especially on Wednesday, we were brilliant.“And now we want to focus on the last two competitive games of the season, two very important ones.” Mjallby was asked why Lennon is hated by religious bigots.“I really don’t know,” he said.“He has always been in the spotlight as a player and now even more so as a manager. It seems that some people think he is a provocative figure which he is not.“In a strange way he seems to upset people and there’s probably not much he can do. But those who are closest to him believe in him and think he is a great guy. “He is a winner and his will to win and compete is second to none.”CELTIC BOMB THREATS: TWO MEN REMANDED IN CUSTODY was last modified: May 14th, 2011 by gregShare 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:CelticNeil Lennonlast_img read more

FAMILY VALUES – WHY DONEGAL’S KERRYMEN MAY BE SLEEPING IN THE SPARE ROOM!

first_imgCome the final whistle after today’s All Ireland quarter final, the respective Walsh households will be a difficult place to live for certain members of the family. Donegal women Roisin and Caroline Walsh just happen to be married to Kerry brothers Justin and Diarmuid Walsh.But they have refused to follow the Kingdom and will be proudly wearing the green and gold of Tir Chonaill today.Justin and Caroline (nee Sweeney) both work in Letterkenny IT while his brother Diarmuid and wife Roisin are both teachers in Inishowen.Both families have just returned from holidaying in the Kingdom but will be travelling to Croke Park today to support their teams. While in Kerry, Caroline, who is on the Committee for Relay for Life Donegal, met up with the Chair and Vice Chair of the Donegal Association of Kerry, who are keen to offer their support for Relay for Life by promoting and selling the Daniel O’Donnell’s CD (I’ll see this journey through) on the committees behalf and are also putting plans in place to organise a fundraising event for Relay for Life Donegal 2013.The Association was founded in March 2011 by Sean Gallagher.Living in Killorglin with his wife Mary, the Inver native is having great sport with the people of Kerry. With over 100 members the Donegal Association of Kerry is enjoying the tribal banter in all corners of the county this week as today’s showdown looms.“I think it is any team’s game and it is going to be tight. We are a farly tight-knit community here in Kerry alright, we’d have to be in a week like this, but the craic is mighty,” said Sean.Included in the picture are Sean Gallagher (back row – second in from right hand side), Kieran Boyle (back row on left hand side), Bridget Moore (formerly McElhinney, Creeslough) with her husband John from Causeway, Co Kerry. Bridget’s nephew, Martin McElhinney is on the Donegal panel for Sunday which makes it all the more exciting but although John would love to see Martin getting a medal, he will definitely be cheering for Kerry on the day! Also included of course are The Walsh families – Justin and Caroline with kids Sarah and Darragh (wearing Kerry Jerseys!!) and Diarmuid and Roisin with kids, Donal, Aoife and Michael (wearing Donegal Jerseys).    FAMILY VALUES – WHY DONEGAL’S KERRYMEN MAY BE SLEEPING IN THE SPARE ROOM! was last modified: August 5th, 2012 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)last_img read more

Drake Sweeps Weekly MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week Awards

first_imgDrake University sophomores Rai Ahmed-Green (Irvine, Calif.) and Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) have been selected as the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday, Dec. 8. Both were honored for their performances during the period of Nov. 30 – Dec. 6.Timmer and Ahmed-Green are the eighth and ninth Drake student-athletes to earn MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week honors this season. Ahmed-Green, a member of the women’s track and field team, opened up the indoor track season by taking first place in the 300 meters and setting a facility record at the SDSU Holiday Invite. Her time of 39.98 was a personal best and is the 12th fastest time in the nation this season. Ahmed-Green also finished sixth in the 60 meters and contributed to the Bulldogs’ second place finish in the 4×400-meter relay. Ahmed-Green is an English and journalism major and holds a perfect 4.0 GPA. Timmer, a guard on the men’s basketball team, led Drake with 13 points in a loss against Bowling Green over the weekend. He was 4-of-5 from the free-throw line and contributed four rebounds and an assists. This season Timmer is the Bulldogs’ leading scorer, averaging 17.9 points per game, and has scored 20 points or more in three games this season. Timmer is a pharmacy major and maintains a 3.6 GPA.To qualify for the MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week honors, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 or better, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing.Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible. In addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes will be evaluated on their athletic performance for a one-week period. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Softball Edged by Missouri, 4-3

first_imgDrake tied the game in the third inning as Alexander doubled to center field and Gabbie Jonas (Omaha, Neb.), who led off the inning with a single, came around to score. Pena followed with an infield single to put runners on the corners, but Kelsey Wright’s (Olathe, Kan.) deep ball was caught by the Missouri left fielder with a running catch on the warning track. Story Links Drake (10-5) was led at the plate by Tasha Alexander (Eddyville, Iowa) and Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.), who each had three hits. Macy Johnson (Winterset, Iowa) added two hits. Bulldogs starting pitcher Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) took her first loss of the season. Newman (5-1) pitched three innings and allowed three earned runs (four runs) on eight hits with walk and five strikeouts. Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) was outstanding in relief of Newman. Smith pitched three innings and allowed just one hit with three strikeouts and one walk. Preview PDF Box Score Full Schedule Roster COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Drake University softball team opened play at the Mizzou Tournament Friday night against host, Missouri, as the Tigers edged the Bulldogs, 4-3. Drake threatened in the fifth inning with leadoff singles by Pena and Alexander, but Alexander was thrown out at third base after trying to advance on Pena’s infield single to the pitcher as the first baseman fired it to the third baseman who tagged out Alexander. Smith and Wright followed with two-straight flyouts. vs. Southeastern Louisiana 3/3/2018 – 9 AM Drake mounted one final rally attempt in the seventh inning. Pena reached on her third hit with one out and one batter later, Smith ripped a single to right field to put runners on first and second. One batter later, Maddox lined a hard single that went off the glove of the Tigers shortstop as pinch runner Libby Ryan (Mount Vernon, Iowa) sprinted home from second. Frank struck out looking to end the game as the Tigers held on for the win. Next Game: Live Stats The Bulldogs once again threatened in their next at bat in the sixth as Frank walked and Johnson reached on an infield single. However, Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) struck out to end the scoring threat. Following Friday’s game, the Bulldogs play two games on Saturday with a 9 a.m. matchup against Southeastern Louisiana followed by a 5:30 p.m. game against Creighton.Print Friendly Version Missouri (12-7) scored its first run in the opening frame. The Tigers hit back-to-back singles off of Newman who then got a flyout, but Pierce then hit a single and Nash scored after an error by second baseman Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.) allowed Nash to score from second base. Missouri added three runs in the bottom of the third with three hits off of Newman. The Bulldogs cut the lead in half at 4-2 in the fourth inning as Johnson dropped in single into left field with two outs that scored Sarah Maddox (Henderson, Nev.).last_img read more

Get casual and celebrate our differences

first_imgCasual Day ambassadors Benedictor Mokoena (front) and Adri Visser (back) with Alma School learner Angelique Bezuidenhout. Alma School is a school for learners with disabilities in Pretoria and one of the largest schools in the country catering to needs of disabled learners.As Disability Rights Awareness Month draws to a close, Casual Day nears the conclusion of its campaign for the year. But the work is not over, and the organisation is now setting its sights on launching its National Schools Programme for 2016.Schools across the country are encouraged to increase their involvement in the campaign by pairing up with mainstream schools in their area and pledge their support of the 2016 Casual Day campaign.Casual Day project leader Vanessa du Plessis has asked pupils, parents and teachers to make Casual Day one of the stand-out events on their calendars in 2016.Disability Rights Awareness Month began on 3 November and will run until 3 December. 3 December   is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities as well as South Africa’s National Disability Rights Awareness Day.“Disability Rights Awareness Month provides South Africa with an opportunity to inspire hope and confidence in the ability of communities and the state machinery to work together in addressing the common challenges facing persons with disabilities and society in general,” explained Du Plessis.She also urged governmental bodies to ensure all public and private schools across the country made it a point to celebrate Casual Day, stating that “schools are a significant aspect of government and schools are where values and morals are inculcated”.Tshilidzini Special School in Limpopo province is the top performer in the country in raising funds for persons with disabilities.CASUAL DAYEstablished in 1995, Casual Day is the flagship project of the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa (NCPPDSA).Each year, the project invites all South Africans to dress differently and wear the specially designed Casual Day sticker on an allocated day (this year’s Casual Day took place on Friday, 4 September) in exchange for a R10 donation that goes towards supporting the many organisations relying on the project.Since its creation, Casual Day has grown into one of the country’s leading fundraisers in support of disability awareness and creating a fully accessible and inclusive society for all.With the help of the general public as well as a number of corporate sponsors, Casual Day had contributed more than R222-million to the funding of organisations providing education, assistive devices, shelter and employment to the nearly 15% of the population who had disabilities, Du Plessis said.The total sum of money raised this year will be announced in February 2016.“It is important to note that government funding for NGOs working in the sector is inadequate – and that most of them survive on private donations, which means Casual Day is vital to these services,” she said, highlighting the significance of the project in meeting the needs of people who had disabilities.TIMELY INTERVENTIONA series of studies, said the Casual Day organisers, conducted by the NCPPDSA, Mpumalanga’s Department of Social Development, Statistics South Africa and Casual Day participant Disabled Children’s Action Group (DICAG) revealed the following:Only 42% of the children with disabilities identified in Mpumalanga’s Ehlanzeni, Nkangala and Gert Sibande districts were receiving rehabilitation. (Mpumalanga’s Department of Social Development)Only 33% of these children had the assistive devices they required. (Mpumalanga’s Department of Social Development)Around 59% of these children reported that their caregivers did not know how to apply for an assistive device. (Mpumalanga’s Department of Social Development)Children with disabilities were substantially less likely to attend school than their non-disabled peers. (NCPPDSA)Drop-out rates among children with disabilities that did attend school were significantly higher than those of their peers who are not disabled. (NCPPDSA)There were significant gaps in the child justice system in dealing with cases that involved children with disabilities for a number of reasons, such as witnesses being incompetent because of a break-down in communication. (DICAG)“These figures are shocking and saddening,” said Du Plessis, “but Casual Day brings a huge ray of hope, because the awareness campaign around Casual Day puts a public focus on the needs of persons with disabilities.“We do not only focus on children, but provide funding to the entire age spectrum. For example, Alzheimer’s South Africa raises funds for its research and awareness campaigns through Casual Day.”Through its holistic approach, the Casual Day campaign supports a wide range of beneficiaries including the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa, the Deaf Federation of South Africa and the South African Disability Alliance.By continuously raising awareness of the plight of people with disabilities, Casual Day has made strides in transforming our society into one that recognises the positive contributions made by people with disabilities to the country.last_img read more

Phantom 3: DJI’s Latest Drone Takes Flight

first_imgDJI’s campaign of air superiority continues with two versions of the just-announced Phantom 3 drone.On April 8th, DJI held three simultaneous events in London, Munich, and New York to announce the release of their newest creation: The Phantom 3 UAV.Image from DJIWith reasonable price points and out-of-the-box ease, the drones in DJI’s Phantom series helped bring UAVs into the mainstream. DJI’s dominance of the consumer skies will surely continue with the Phantom 3. Two versions will be available: The Phantom 3 Professional, which shoots video in 4K, and the Phantom 3 Advanced, which is pretty much the same machine, but with 1080p video capability.Image from DJIBoth versions will include improved camera sensors, plus ground-scanning sensors for better indoor flying/cat menacing. Additionally, each model will allow you to live-stream your footage straight to YouTube. DJI offers a more in-depth look at the drone’s specs on their website, and both versions of the UAV are available for preorder now.Now, just to get you pumped, here’s an awesome video from DJI that features the Phantom 3 in all its volcano-hopping glory.Here are a few more places from around the web where you can learn more about the Phantom 3:DJI Phantom 3: A Totally Loaded Video Drone For Cheaper Than You’d Think – GizmodoDJI Engineered The Phantom 3 Drone To Be More Plug-And-Play – TechCrunchDJI’s Phantom 3 brings 4K recording to its most popular drone – EngadgetReady to get your hands on a Phantom 3? Which model are YOU more interested in? Let’s discuss it in the comments below.last_img read more