REVEALED: Laois footballers’ All-Ireland Round 3 Qualifier opponents confirmed

first_img Facebook Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 24th June 2019 Pinterest Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Photo Paul Dargan The Laois footballers will face Offaly in Round 3 of the All-Ireland Qualifiers following this morning’s draw on RTE Radio 1.Laois did not enter the Qualifiers last year until Round 4 but are now just one step away from reaching the stage just before the Super 8s once again.This game is scheduled to take place on Saturday June 29 and Laois are due to be in at home to Offaly but this will be confirmed by the CCC on Tuesday.Laois last played Offaly in Round 4 of the All-Ireland Qualifiers in O’Moore Park in 2006 which Laois won 1-9 to 0-4.Offaly were beaten by Meath in Round 1 of Leinster but have since enjoyed wins over London and Sligo in the Qualifiers thus far.Laois were originally drawn away to Westmeath but because the teams had already met, that could not happen again, so Westmeath were drawn against the next side out, Clare, instead.Laois and Offaly already met in Division 3 this season where goals from Evan O’Carroll and Paul Cahillane helped Laois to a 2-12 to 0-15 win in Tullamore.The Laois footballers recorded a thrilling win away to Derry on Saturday to book their place in Round 3 of the All Ireland Qualifiers.In front of a packed stand in the Derry Centre of Excellence, John Sugrue’s side eked out a 1-13 to 0-12 win to progress. Laois squandered a litany of goal chances in the second half and when Derry struck the front in the final ten minutes, it looked like the game was getting away from Laois.But up stepped substitute Eoin Lowry and he found that killer touch that saw Laois advance to the next round.The winners of these games will be drawn against one of Galway, Meath, Cavan or Cork with the winners of that advancing to the Super 8s.The Round 3 draw in full is as follows:Mayo v ArmaghKildare v TyroneWestmeath v ClareLaois v OffalySEE ALSO – Motorway between Portlaoise and Kildare set for almost 2 month partial closure Home Sport GAA REVEALED: Laois footballers’ All-Ireland Round 3 Qualifier opponents confirmed SportGAAGaelic FootballLaois Senior Football Team GAA GAA Previous articleMoment in Time: Camross were all set for the fleadh in 2005Next articleHistoric 1,100-acre Laois estate goes up for sale with €20 million price tag Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Facebook REVEALED: Laois footballers’ All-Ireland Round 3 Qualifier opponents confirmed WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Twitter 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin TAGSAll-Ireland Football QualifiersLaois senior footballers Twitterlast_img read more

Vodafone: APAC leads world in M2M adoption

first_img Asia Pacific leads the world in adoption of machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, with more than a quarter of APAC-based companies saying they use M2M in their businesses, compared with 21 per cent adoption rates in Europe and 17 per cent in the Americas.A report from Vodafone, its second annual ‘M2M Adoption Barometer’, found that M2M connections in APAC increased by 15 percentage points from a year ago, and more than half of the executives in the region expect to implement M2M applications over the next two years.The report suggests that the regional gap will close over the next two years as an average of 55 per cent of firms across all regions will use M2M.Niklas Ekarv (pictured), Vodafone’s M2M regional business director for APAC, told journalists in Hong Kong yesterday that M2M is no longer a niche play as 22 per cent of companies globally use it in their businesses. He said three key segments are leading the push: consumer electronics, automotive and energy & utilities.While Ekarv acknowledged security is always a consideration, he noted that the survey found it has not been an obstacle for most firms. Although he did say managing security concerns can slow down adoption, just as a global deployment can.He emphasised that M2M definitely can pay, with 66 per cent of companies seeing a return on investment within one year and 89 per cent within two years. These figures, however, could be somewhat inflated because companies are likely starting on projects with the strongest ROI case, most of which are internal.The report noted that it will likely take more time for firms to see a result as they move to external projects, such as customer-facing initiatives.Ekarv said for the past two years the majority of companies have had a purely internal M2M strategy, but that is shifting to an external focus as firms realise they can move away from being product margin reliant to being service revenue focused.Looking at adoption based on company size, the findings showed that small businesses are catching up. Ekarv said that traditionally larger businesses have been better in creating the knowhow to implement M2M.“Now we see a shift, and SEMs are now quicker. One reason is that to have an impact sometimes you have to change the way your work, and small companies have a relatively easier time than large corporates,” he said.The survey, conducted by Circle Research, contacted more than 600 executives across seven industries in 14 countries. Joseph Waring HomeAsiaNews Vodafone: APAC leads world in M2M adoption Previous ArticleHTC confirms Windows Phone-powered One (M8)Next ArticlePayPal looks to smooth the payments course Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more Related Vodafone Idea partners alarmed by subs losses Vodafone opens door to New Zealand for Kogancenter_img Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 20 AUG 2014 Asia Infratil move for Vodafone NZ cleared Tags APACAsia-PacificM2Mmachine-to-machineVodafonelast_img read more

Briefly noted: Shawnee Mission Health ‘Lights the Town Pink’ at Village Shops; Environmental forum for PV mayor candidates

first_imgWDAF’s Abby Eden emceed the ceremony, which brought together cancer survivors. Photo credit Shawnee Mission Health.Shawnee Mission Health and the Village Shops “Light the Town Pink” for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Shawnee Mission Health and The Village Shops teamed up last week for the fifth annual “Light the Town Pink” event to mark the start of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. WDAF’s Abby Eden and breast cancer survivors who were treated at Shawnee Mission Health helped flip the switch on the pink lights outlining the Village Shops buildings. “This event encourages our community’s support of building and maintaining awareness about the necessary steps in early and proactive disease detection,” said Robin Harrold, vice president of ambulatory development for Shawnee Mission Health. “Our goal is to emphasize the importance of regular mammograms and self- breast exams. When we commit to supporting early detection, and when the disease is caught early, the five- year survival rate is 99 percent.”Mayoral forum for PV candidates on environmental issues coming Wednesday. The Prairie Village Environment/Recycling Committee will host a forum for mayoral candidates Eric Mikkelson and Serena Schermoly on environmental issues on Wednesday, Oct. 3. The forum will be from 7 to 8 p.m. at city hall and moderated by the Shawnee Mission Post. You can find more information here.last_img read more

Police investigating fatal car-motorcycle collision in Overland Park

first_imgThe Overland Park Police Department is investigating after a man was killed in a motorcycle crash late Thursday afternoon.Recorded radio traffic states the male motorcyclist rear-ended a stopped car and was thrown from the motorcycle at the intersection of East Frontage Road and Farley Street about 4:25 p.m. The impact caved in the roof of the car.Johnson County Med-Act rushed the man to Overland Park Regional Medical Center in critical condition.In a news release, Overland Park Police Captain Kelly Hasz says the motorcyclist has since succumbed to his injuries.The Overland Park Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit is on scene investigating.Hasz says officers have East Frontage Road closed in both directions from 75th Street to 79th Street. The road will remain closed until the on-scene portion of the investigation has been completed, likely several more hours.No other injuries were reported.Check back with this report for updates as more information becomes available.last_img read more

The silent thief

first_imgDon’t let stress rob your Siamak FarahMost businesses have great security systems in place to protect their physical and intellectual property. Small businesses place on-premise cameras while larger businesses have gates, security guards and electronic entry cards. Yet, the real thief responsible for more than $200 billion annual loss in U.S. businesses is lurking within.That bandit is none other than stress in the workplace. Many are unaware of their stress, and others feel they simply can’t do anything about it. In reality, the do-nothing attitude is causing loss of productivity, unhealthy workplace relationships, costly employee turnovers, absenteeism and increased healthcare costs. A simple examination of your business can eliminate or highly reduce this silent productivity killer.It behooves us to look at why people get stressed in general and apply it to workplace situations.Lack of Time or Perceived Lack of TimeTell me more: When you drive to the airport to have dinner at a nice restaurant close by, you don’t have any stress. Drive to the same airport knowing that if you are not there in 50 minutes you will miss your flight, and you will have an amazingly stressful ride and may arrive at the airport with stubs where your nails previously were.How do I overcome it? Make sure you are realistic about the deadlines you set for yourself and your employees. It’s important to set deadlines because people need that certainty as to when something needs to be done, but an unrealistic deadline will either get you a delayed project, or a half-baked project and a stressed-out team. It’s understood that everyone has emergencies. But running emergency projects should be the exception, not the norm. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

High school boys basketball: Cram steps down at Benton; Martinez takes over as head…

first_imgTim Cram has stepped down as Benton High’s head boys basketball coach and former Captain Shreve coach Todd Martinez has been hired to replace him, Benton principal Teri Howe has announced.Martinez was the head coach at Shreve for 17 years.“We are excited to have Coach Todd Martinez join our Tiger family,” Howe said in a press release. “His proven ability to build a successful program is indicative of his talent. Todd’s enthusiasm for basketball is evident. Coach Martinez plans to share the love of the game not only at Benton High School, but also throughout our community.”Courtesy PhotoTodd MartinezMartinez has been named the Northwest Louisiana FCA Coach of the Year, Shreveport Times All-City Coach of the Year, District 1-5A Coach of the Year three times and led his team to District 1-5A championships in 2012, 2013 and 2014. In addition, Martinez currently serves as vice president of the Louisiana High School Basketball Coaches Association board and is the camp director and co-founder for FCA Coaches Care, a free basketball camp for 6- to 15-year-old kids.“Todd Martinez is a man of tremendous integrity who has a passion for basketball and using the game to mold young men,” Benton athletic director and head football coach Reynolds Moore said “He immediately makes our athletic program and campus better. I look forward to working with him for many years to come.”“I want to thank Teri Howe for an opportunity to become part of this great community and community school,” Martinez said. “I am very grateful to (former Shreve principal) Dr. Sandra McCalla for hiring me and teaching me what it means to be a professional in education. I would not trade my time at Captain Shreve for anything. I am thankful for the entire Shreve community. I am looking forward to what God has in store for me and my family as part of the Benton community. It already feels like home.”Russell Hedges/Press-TribuneTim Cram has stepped down as Benton’s head boys basketball coach.Cram spent 22 years coaching basketball, including 12 as a head coach. His final team posted a record of 15-16.Cram will continue to coach football and golf. He guided the Tigers to five straight Division II golf state championships from 2012-16.— Staff ReportsTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoOceandrawThe One And Only WD40 Trick Everyone Should KnowOceandraw|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Lampard news conference: Chelsea boss on Kante and Barkley injuries, Ajax clash and more

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With both eyes open

first_imgBy Jade LawtonBERWICK now has bi-partisan support for Closed Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV), with La Trobe’s Labor and Liberal candidates…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Smoke Eaters Acquire Forward Corey Clifton From Surrey

first_imgThe Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce the team has acquired forward Corey Clifton (’99) from the Surrey Eagles in exchange for defenseman Jimmy Darby (’01).Clifton, 20, spent the 2018/19 season with the Eagles, collecting 7 goals and 18 assists for 25 points in a career-high 50 games played, which was good for 5th in scoring for Surrey during the season. Before his time in the BC Hockey League, the 5’10”, 180-pound left-hand shot played with the North Jersey Avalanche U18 team while also getting into 8 games with the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League (USHL) where he tallied two assists.The Matawan, New Jersey native has hockey running deep in his family as both of his older brothers have worked their way into the pro ranks. Connor is currently playing for a Stanley Cup as a member of the Boston Bruins blue line while the eldest of the three, Tim, has played three seasons in the San Jose Sharks organization. Corey, as his brothers have previously, is set to attend Quinnipiac University and hit the ice as a Bobcat in the fall of 2020.“Corey is going to add another layer to the depth of our forward group,” commented Smoke Eaters General Manager and Head Coach Jeff Tambellini, “He is an explosive skater who can make plays and has the courage to get to the net to score goals. I believe Corey’s playing style and experience is really going to complement our current forward group. I’m excited to build his game and prepare him to step into Quinnipiac University the following season.”Darby, 18, played in 42 games with the Smoke Eaters, earning a goal and five assists for six points to go along with 24 penalty minutes. The North Vancouver, BC native played two seasons with the Vancouver North West Giants before coming to Trail.The Smoke Eaters would like to welcome Corey and his family to the organization as well as the City of Trail and thank Jimmy for his contributions to the team as well as the city. Clifton and the rest of the Smoke Eaters will be in Trail for the team’s Main Camp at the end of August while season tickets for the 2019/20 campaign are available for purchase at the Smoke Eaters office, which is open 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday-Friday as well as online at read more

Second arrest made in grisly Anaheim murders

first_imgANAHEIM (AP) – A second man was being held Wednesday in connection with a series of attacks on a family that killed a father and daughter and left the mother badly beaten. Vitaliy Krasnoperov, 21, of Los Angeles, was arrested June 14 in Chandler, Ariz., on a fugitive warrant, authorities said. He was being held in Arizona without bail and was expected to be extradited to California this week. Authorities believe Krasnoperov is a friend of Iftekhar Murtaza, the on-again, off-again boyfriend of the college student whose family was attacked. According to Murtaza’s arrest warrant, he was angry at Shayona Dhanak’s devoutly Hindu parents and sister after they pushed her to end their three-year relationship because they did not want her dating a Muslim. Murtaza, 22, was arrested last month at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport carrying a one way ticket to Bangladesh. He is charged with two counts of murder and one of attempted murder and is to be arraignment next month. For updated crime news, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Murtaza’s attorney, Jeremy Phillips, has said his client is innocent and is being inaccurately portrayed as a spurned and obsessed boyfriend. The burned bodies of Dhanak’s father, Jayprakash, and sister, Karishma, were found by authorities responding to a brush fire in Irvine on May 22. Several hours earlier, the family’s home in the Anaheim hills was torched. Dhanak’s mother, Leela, was found badly beaten and unconscious in the yard. Dhanak, a student at the University of California at Irvine, was on campus during the attacks and unharmed. She and her mother, who remains hospitalized, are now under police protection. Anaheim police did not say how they suspect Krasnoperov was involved. It was not clear whether he had an attorney.last_img read more