8 Sep 2012 England seniors thrash Italy to secure third place in Portugal England’s senior men put the disappointment of not being in the final by finishing third in the European Men’s Team Championships at Estorial Golf Club in Portugal. After losing to Germany 2-3 in the semi-finals, England thrashed Italy 4½ – ½ in the third place match without losing a game. John Ambridge and Andrew Stracey won the foursome 2 and 1 against Cesare Castellini and Marco Bussinello then English seniors champion Alan Squires got over the line quickly by beating Federico Lang 5 and 4. (image John Ambridge © Tom Ward) There were also solid victories for Martin Galway, 4 and 3 over Vincenzo Sita, and by Tyrone Carter, 6 and 5 against Lorenzo Sartori. In the final game, Chris Reynolds played a halved game with Francesco Ghirardi. Sweden retained the title by beating Germany 3½ – 1½ in the final.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“The violations involved unethical conduct by the former assistant coach, as well as an admitted failure to monitor by the university,” said Josephine R. Potuto, chair of the Division I committee on infractions. “The underlying violations were not egregious in and of themselves, but in combination they formed a major case.” Pro football FIFA inspectors recommended Brazil’s bid to host the 2014 World Cup, saying the country is capable of staging an “exceptional” tournament. ETC.: Martin Jol, the manager of Tottenham, resigned to become the third Premier League coaching change this season. … U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati selected Wilmer Cabrera, a two-time World Cup player from Colombia, to coach the U.S. Under-17 men’s national team. The Arena Football League will be the first professional football league to allow defenses to use on-field communication devices, under a rule change approved by the league Board of Directors. The decision will allow one defensive player on each team radio communication with coaches. U.S. light heavyweight Christopher Downs’ victory at the World Boxing Championships was overshadowed by news that two Ugandan boxers and an Armenian fighter left their teams. It appeared the missing athletes left voluntarily and have been in phone contact with family and friends, said Chicago police spokesman John Mirabelli. The names of the missing boxers weren’t immediately available. Inside the ring, Downs, the oldest member of the U.S. team and a veteran of the Iraq war, stayed even with Ismayl Sillakh of Ukraine, one of the top-ranked light heavyweights in the world, throughout the fight. The two were tied at 23 with 30 seconds to go in the fourth round. Downs broke the tie with 10 seconds left as chants of “U-S-A” competed with cheers from a group of fans rooting for the Ukrainian fighter. He moved ahead with another scoring hit shortly afterward, and after the referee handed out penalties to both boxers in the final seconds of the match, Downs won, 27-25. Former All-Star relief pitcher Jeff Reardon was released from court supervision in West Palm Beach, Fla. a year after being found not guilty by reason of insanity for robbing a jewelry store. “I’m glad to have it behind me and just try to get on with my life,” Reardon said in a telephone interview. “I’m doing much better.” Roger Federer beat Juan Martin Del Potro, 6-1, 6-4, in Basel, Switzerland to advance to the quarterfinals at the Swiss Indoors, his home tournament. Federer next will play Nicolas Kiefer, who beat Stefan Koubek, 6-3, 6-2. ETC.: Top-seeded Nikolay Davydenko, involved in a suspicious match earlier this year, said he was warned for not playing hard enough by the chair umpire in his loss to Marian Cilic at the St. Petersburg Open in Russia. Davydenko won the first set in 27 minutes, but drew a rebuke from chair umpire Jean-Philippe Dercq in the third set before succumbing, 1-6, 7-5, 6-1. … Third-seeded Marion Bartoli beat teenager Tamira Paszek, 6-2, 6-1, to reach the quarterfinals of the Generali Ladies in Linz, Austria. Bob Estes birdied six straight holes in a 9-under-par 64 that left him tied for the lead with Tommy Armour III in the opening round of the Ginn sur Mer Classic at a soggy Tesoro Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Craig Kanada and Daniel Chopra were three shots off the pace at 6-under 67, while another group including Frank Lickliter II and Steve Flesch – a two-time winner this year – finished another shot back. Play was suspended at 6:39 p.m. because of darkness, keeping 22 players from finishing, Boxing Jurisprudence Tennis Golf ETC.: Cyclist Patrik Sinkewitz told the German cycling federation that doping occurred on the T-Mobile team after the 2006 Tour de France. Suzann Pettersen, who won in the cold and wind of South Korea days earlier, shot a 7-under 65 at steamy Siam Country Club in the heat of Pattaya, Thailand to take a two-stroke lead in the Honda LPGA. … Defending champion Jim Thorpe shot an 8-under 64 for a share of the first-round lead with Eduardo Romero in the Champions Tour’s season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Sonoma. Thorpe, also the 2003 winner at Sonoma Golf Club, took the last spot in the field Sunday, edging Tom Jenkins by $4,079 for 30th place on the money list. … South Africa’s Andrew McLardy and Ireland’s Gary Murphy shot 4-under 66s to share the early lead in the Mallorca Classic in Son Servera, Mallorca, with 60 players unable to complete the round because of thunderstorms. Soccer Cycling Sinkewitz, who tested positive for elevated testosterone levels earlier this year, gave detailed explanations of doping procedures at former teams T-Mobile and Quick Step during a six-hour hearing. Bowling Carolyn Dorin-Ballard rolled the first perfect game by a woman in the history of the United States Bowling Congress Masters in Wauwatosa, Wis. but was eliminated with a 758-757 loss to Chris Barnes. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From news services The NCAA vacated two of Arkansas’ national championships in track and field Thursday and placed the school on three years’ probation after investigating violations involving sprint star Tyson Gay and a former assistant coach. Razorbacks coach John McDonnell has built one of the top college athletic programs in any sport over more than three decades with the school. Arkansas has won 40 national championships in track and field and cross country, not counting the two that were taken away from the 2004 and 2005 men’s outdoor track and field championships. Arkansas had self-reported violations committed by former assistant Lance Brauman, who was convicted last year of embezzlement, theft and mail fraud. Neither the university’s self-report nor the NCAA named Gay, who won the 100 and 200 meters at the world championships this year. But Brauman’s mail-fraud indictment identified the athlete, who transferred from Barton County to Arkansas.
There are currently 6,500 customers without electricity supply.The majority of these – 5,000 are in Ulster: 3,000 in Donegal, 2,000 in Monaghan.The Glenties fault affecting more than 6,000 homes has been repaired. Other areas affected are Galway with 400 customers without supply and approximately 300 out in Wexford. ESB Networks crews will continue to work on repairing faults and further updates will issue later this afternoon. ESB NETWORKS UPDATE: GLENTIES FAULT FIXED, 3,000 MORE TO GO was last modified: January 15th, 2015 by John2Share 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:ESB Networks
Independent TD Thomas Pringle has today revealed the results of his survey of small businesses in Donegal.According to the Deputy the results of over 100 businesses paint a stark picture of the continuing struggles small businesses face since Fine Gael came to power.“I felt it was time to measure the health of this sector by carrying out a survey (mainly online) to hear directly from businesses what concerns they had. I believe that measuring the health of the micro-business sector measures the overall health of the rural economy. Local businesses are the backbone of rural economies providing sustainable local employment if supported. “For me it was a priority to concentrate on small businesses which fall outside the remit of Enterprise Ireland as they are not primed for export. Coffee shops, hairdressers, butchers and many more types of businesses contacted me via the survey. Some said it was the first time they were ever asked about their concerns.”He added the results suggest that while businesses are emerging from a disastrous decade of austerity they are now facing new and existing challenges left largely ignored by the Government.The survey also revealed that only half of the respondents said their business has improved since the recession indicating Donegal’s rural economy continues to struggle. Deputy Pringle added “More striking was that over 80% of respondents said they were concerned with depopulation trends and the retreat of rural services like post offices, Garda stations and even bank facilities in Donegal.“80% of businesses also cited a general unawareness of Governments supports with many reporting various challenges left unaddressed by the current Government.“Rural retreat, lack of supports outside Enterprise Ireland remit as well as anomalies in commercial rates will require a cross-departmental focus. Online marketing training and greater linkage between businesses to pull in more trade in a particular area were further requests given to me by business owners yet they were unable to get grants towards this.“Last week I confronted the Minister for Small Businesses in the Dail on the findings of my report and asked for commitments from him to increase supports for rural businesses. He made no such commitment and I was told to look at the drop in unemployment rates in Donegal. I had to remind him that the drop he was talking about was not thanks to jobs but to net emigration.“Furthermore the Government is quick to point out supports for businesses in tourism however strikingly my survey showed that nearly 80% of Businesses rely on local trade. This is where we need to be focusing.“If the Government paid more attention to small businesses they have a lot of great ideas and understand local economies better than Fine Gael has been showing to date. It’s time Donegal and rural Ireland got no less than a full cross-departmental commitment to address the continuing challenges facing small businesses in rural economies and to diversify funding to meet the needs of these businesses.” concludes Pringle. Survey of Donegal businesses reveal they continue to struggle after recession was last modified: April 26th, 2018 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:BusinessDeputy Thomas Pringledonegalsurvey
Yannick Bolasie could complete his move from Crystal Palace to Everton today.The 27-year-old former West London Academy pupil, who grew up in the area and played for Hillingdon Borough as a teenager, is set move to Merseyside in a big-money deal.Bolasie, who has been with Palace since 2102, has agreed personal terms and said goodbye to his Eagles team-mates.Bolasie’s career has also included spells at Bristol City and Plymouth, as well as stints on loan at Barnet and Rushden.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
SANTA CLARA — Perhaps it’s best if the 49ers keep Jimmy Garoppolo’s comeback behind closed doors until the regular season.Their exhibition season features four opponents all known to have a premier pass rusher, all of which could prove hazzardous to Garoppolo’s return from knee reconstruction.More so, their third exhibition, otherwise known as the starters’ dress rehearsal for the regular season, is at Kansas City, where Garoppolo tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee last …
In England, in the third test at Birmingham, the South African skipper played a crucial innings on a testing track to steer the Proteas to a five-wicket victory. Previously the highest successful fourth innings run chase at Edgbaston had been only 208, but Smith helped SA to victory, on 283 for 5, with one of the finest innings of his career. Coach of the Year: Richard PybusGroundsman of the Year: Louis KrugerScorers’ Association of the Year: GautengUmpire of the Year: Marais Erasmus Smith was at the helm during a historic test run for the national team. They beat England in England for the first time since 1965 and ended Australia’s unbeaten run on home soil that had stood since 1992/93 when they recorded their first ever series victory Down Under. Operations Not that it was applicable to his award, but later in the year, De Villiers showed his ability in the Indian Premier League among many of the world’s leading players. He was the third highest run scorer, second in the averages among batsmen with more than 200 runs, and the scorer of one of only two centuries in the tournament. At the recent ICC World Twenty in England, he was South Africa’s leading wicket-taker, and one of the leading wicket-takers in the tournament. He was also one of the most economical bowlers of all, conceding only 5.62 runs per over – excellent in the T20 game. Today, most experts agree that South Africa boasts the best all-round team in all forms of the game and South Africa’s Cricketer of the Year played an integral role in helping the side get there. International Domestic He survived for 27 balls and didn’t manage to save the test for his team, but it was the kind of courage that even the Australians could only marvel at. It also marked a turning point in the perceptions of many South Africans about their national captain. Indeed, South Africa’s success over the past 12 months had a lot to do with the maturing of Smith as a captain. Previously a brash in-your-face type, he showed a more diplomatic side off the field which, combined with a steely determination and excellent contributions with the bat and as a captain, helped inspire and lift the Proteas to greater heights. Due to an injury to Ashwell Prince, Duminy was drafted into the South African team for the first test against Australia. After making only one in his first innings, he contributed an assured unbeaten 50 as he and De Villiers shared an unbroken stand of 111 to take the Proteas to victory. One-Day Cricketer of the YearAB de Villiers was named South Africa’s One-Day Cricketer of the Year. A hugely-talented player, he continued to develop his game and one would venture that he is yet to reach his potential, even though he has become one of the world’s leading batsmen. Pro20 Cricketer of the YearThe Pro20 Cricketer of the Year award went to JP Duminy, who burst onto the international scene with performances of such brilliance that he almost immediately became an internationally recognised star of the game. Duminy’s remarkable ascension into the elite of world cricket was brought to the fore when he was picked up by the Mumbai Indians for the Indian Premier League. He commanded one of the highest prices in the IPL auction – $900 000 – but he proved to be worth the money. His five fifties tied him with Matthew Hayden as the leading half-century maker and he was the sixth highest run scorer. His guts and determination were most evident in test cricket. Besides leading South Africa to their historic victories, he was a leading contributor with the bat, making 950 runs at an average of 63.33, with four centuries. Given the Proteas’ outstanding run of form over the past year, it came as no surprise when captain Graeme Smith was named Cricketer and Test Cricketer of the Year at the 2009 South African Cricket Awards in Johannesburg on Tuesday evening. SA Cricketer of the Year: Graeme SmithSA Newcomer of the Year: Roelof van der MerweStandard Bank One-Day International Cricketer of the Year: AB de VilliersStandard Bank International Pro20 Cricketer of the Year: JP DuminyCastle Test Cricketer of the Year: Graeme SmithKFC Taste the Action Performance: JP DuminySA Players’ Player of the Year: JP Duminy SuperSport Fans’ Cricketer of the Year: AB de Villiers Gerald Majola, CEO of Cricket South Africa, commented: “It is most fitting that the SA Cricketer of the Year award goes to Graeme Smith, who led the Proteas to their best season ever.” Massively important inningsHe played massivey important innings in both series wins, which helped the Proteas to victory. Against Australia, in the first test in Perth, South Africa required a massive 414 to win. If they achieved it, it would be the second highest successful run chase in test history. Smith provided an invaluable 108 at the top of the order to set his team on the right track and they ultimately took victory in style by six wickets. AWARDS South Africa lost the first two Twenty20 internationals Duminy was a part of, but he could not be blamed. In a loss to Australia, in which South Africa managed only 130 all out, Duminy contributed 78, with the next highest score a mere 12. In the second T20 international, also a defeat, he weighed in with the top score of 69 not out. Thrown into the fray against Australia, the most abrasive of opponents, Van der Merwe excelled in his Twenty20 debut at his home ground, SuperSport Park in Centurion. He blasted 48 off only 30 balls with four sixes and also captured 1 for 30 in four overs with the ball to win the man of the match award. He made an undefeated 154, while the next highest South African score Mark Boucher’s 45 not out. It was a positive performance that contained no recklessness, only brutal effectiveness. MTN Domestic Championship Cricketer of the Year: Roelof van der MerweStandard Bank Pro20 Cricketer of the Year: Charl LangeveldtSuperSport Series Cricketer of the Year: Imraan KhanDomestic Newcomer of the Year: Dane Vilas SACA Most Valuable Player: Claude Henderson Domestic Players’ Player of the Year: Claude Henderson Newcomer of the YearThe Newcomer of the Year award went to Roelof van der Merwe who, like Duminy, took to the international game like a duck to water. Together with Duminy and Wayne Parnell, Van der Merwe was the poster boy for the emerging generation of South African cricket – a generation that shows the game is in rude health in the Rainbow Nation. 1 July 2009 In the second test in Melbourne, Duminy made the world sit up and take notice with an outstanding innings that belied his inexperience. His sensational knock of 166 helped South Africa – replying to Australia’s 394 all out -recover from 184 for 7 to 459 all out, giving them a first innings lead of 65 runs. Although he was injured for much of the one-day international action, Smith still played a role in helping the Proteas take over as the number-one ranked team in ODIs. He also led South Africa to the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty on the back of a record number of victories in the shortest form of the international game. Defining momentMaybe, however, the defining moment of Smith’s year came in the losing third test against Australia in Sydney after the series had already been won. With the Proteas struggling to save the match, Smith walked out to bat at number 11 with a broken hand and serious elbow injury that would leave him sidelined for some time. In 18 one-day internationals, he averaged 43.15 and demonstrated the ability to destroy even the best of bowling attacks. Like Smith, his increased maturity was best viewed in the cauldron of test match cricket. In the remarkable run chase in Perth, he finished unbeaten on 106 which, together with his 63 in the first innings, won him the man of the match award. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
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“A meeting is likely to be held on Tuesday when a final decision on whether the trials will be conducted would be taken in all probability,” a WFI source told PTI. With Sushil having written letters to both the Sports Ministry as well as the WFI, his case is likely to be referred to the selection committee, which in turn will decide whether to hold the trials. The 32-year-old is contemplating approaching Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal if his demand for a trial is not accepted by WFI. “Next week the selection committee would be asked to consider the request of Sushil, who has written a letter, asking for a trial. Then it would be up to the selection committee to decide whether to hold the trials and whatever it decides, the Federation would be okay with it,” informed the official. Narsingh had secured the Olympic quota place for India last year at the World Championship in Las Vegas after winning a bronze in 74kg category. Since then the Maharashtra grappler has been staking his claim for the berth, while double Olympic-medallist Sushil, who missed the event owing to a shoulder injury, has asked for a trial to determine who ultimately represents India at the Rio Games. There is speculation that the Federation is not too keen on holding the trial in mens 74kg freestyle category as it might prompt a few other wrestlers to demand trials in other weight divisions as well. Keen to avoid any trouble, WFI had asked the Sports Ministry to take the decision. However, the Ministry has put the ball back into the Federations court. “While WFI asked the Sports Ministry to take a final decision, the Ministry in turn has refused to interfere in the Federations affairs and asked it to take a call,” the source said. MORE PTI CM SSC SSCadvertisement