Nenagh councillors wish Borris Ileigh well ahead of Sunday

first_imgMembers of Nenagh Municipal District extended their well wishes to Borris Ileigh ahead of their big game on Sunday.Councillor John ‘Rocky’ McGrath from the neighbouring community of Killoscully told Tipp FM News, this is a great occasion for the club and village.His sentiments were echoed by all in the council chamber. Photo © Tipp FMlast_img

Old friends Narduzzi, Pelini square off in opener

first_imgPITTSBURGH (AP) — Bo Pelini and Pat Narduzzi have spent the better part of their lives occasionally staring across the football field at one another.On Saturday they’ll do it for the first time as coaching equals.The kids who played against each other in high school growing up in Youngstown, Ohio, then became two of the nation’s top defensive coordinators will meet as head coaches when Pittsburgh hosts Youngstown State on Saturday.For the 49-year-old Narduzzi, the kickoff will signify his long, slow climb through the ranks, one that ended when the Panthers tabbed him to replace Paul Chryst last December. For Pelini, the Penguins are a chance to come home and revive his career following his only sporadically successful tenure at Nebraska.Yet both men insist Saturday isn’t about them but about the players they’re trying to get ready for seasons being met with drastically different expectations.The Panthers were picked to finish sixth in the ACC’s Coastal Division even though they have two of the nation’s top skill position players in running back James Conner and wide receiver Tyler Boyd.The Penguins are ranked 14th in the Football Championship Subdivision, a nod to the immediate impact Pelini’s arrival is expected to make and the program’s history, which includes a trip to the Division II national title game in 1979 when Bill Narduzzi was Youngstown’s coach and son Pat was working as a ball boy during gamedays.Pat Narduzzi will try to put the history out of his mind, but it won’t be easy.“I could sing the (Youngstown) fight song if you wanted,” he offered with a laugh.Some things to look for as Pelini and Narduzzi prepare for a warm pregame handshake that will turn decidedly more fiery once the ball is kicked:___HISTORY LESSONNarduzzi is tasked with a challenge Chryst could not overcome: beating the Penguins in his first game as a head coach. Youngstown State drummed the Panthers 31-17 in the 2012 opener, a loss that proved symbolic of Chryst’s uneven tenure. Rather than ignore history, Narduzzi plans to mention it so his team can avoid repeating it.“To me, it becomes personal that that happened,” Narduzzi said. “I think it’s great to play with an attitude and play angry. That’s what we’ll try to do. We’ll put a little anger in a bottle and throw it out there on Saturday.”___LOFTY GOALSPelini was brought in to restore some luster after eight straight seasons in which the Penguins failed to make the FCS playoffs. He won at least nine games in each of his seven years with the Cornhuskers. If he can reach that number with the Penguins, Youngstown should play deep into November if not beyond.“You don’t want to coach in a place where winning doesn’t matter,” Pelini said. “I think winning matters to people. They expect and demand success.”___NO BOYDThe Panthers will play without Boyd, who will serve a one-game suspension after getting pulled over in June and charged with DUI. Narduzzi has remained intentionally vague on who will fill in, though redshirt freshman Elijah Zeise impressed during fall camp.Boyd, who apologized for his mistake, has tried to become a mentor while he waits to make his season debut on Sept. 12 at Akron.“I’m going to continue to push all these guys and make them believe in themselves and not just look at me or another vet to get the job done,” Boyd said. “I’m trying to let all the other guys know that we need everybody. Everybody has a role on this team.”___AP college football site: www.collegefootball.ap.org,PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bo Pelini and Pat Narduzzi have spent the better part of their lives occasionally staring across the football field at one another.On Saturday they’ll do it for the first time as coaching equals.The kids who played against each other in high school growing up in Youngstown, Ohio, then became two of the nation’s top defensive coordinators will meet as head coaches when Pittsburgh hosts Youngstown State on Saturday.For the 49-year-old Narduzzi, the kickoff will signify his long, slow climb through the ranks, one that ended when the Panthers tabbed him to replace Paul Chryst last December. For Pelini, the Penguins are a chance to come home and revive his career following his only sporadically successful tenure at Nebraska.Yet both men insist Saturday isn’t about them but about the players they’re trying to get ready for seasons being met with drastically different expectations.The Panthers were picked to finish sixth in the ACC’s Coastal Division even though they have two of the nation’s top skill position players in running back James Conner and wide receiver Tyler Boyd.The Penguins are ranked 14th in the Football Championship Subdivision, a nod to the immediate impact Pelini’s arrival is expected to make and the program’s history, which includes a trip to the Division II national title game in 1979 when Bill Narduzzi was Youngstown’s coach and son Pat was working as a ball boy during gamedays.Pat Narduzzi will try to put the history out of his mind, but it won’t be easy.“I could sing the (Youngstown) fight song if you wanted,” he offered with a laugh.Some things to look for as Pelini and Narduzzi prepare for a warm pregame handshake that will turn decidedly more fiery once the ball is kicked:___HISTORY LESSONNarduzzi is tasked with a challenge Chryst could not overcome: beating the Penguins in his first game as a head coach. Youngstown State drummed the Panthers 31-17 in the 2012 opener, a loss that proved symbolic of Chryst’s uneven tenure. Rather than ignore history, Narduzzi plans to mention it so his team can avoid repeating it.“To me, it becomes personal that that happened,” Narduzzi said. “I think it’s great to play with an attitude and play angry. That’s what we’ll try to do. We’ll put a little anger in a bottle and throw it out there on Saturday.”___LOFTY GOALSPelini was brought in to restore some luster after eight straight seasons in which the Penguins failed to make the FCS playoffs. He won at least nine games in each of his seven years with the Cornhuskers. If he can reach that number with the Penguins, Youngstown should play deep into November if not beyond.“You don’t want to coach in a place where winning doesn’t matter,” Pelini said. “I think winning matters to people. They expect and demand success.”___NO BOYDThe Panthers will play without Boyd, who will serve a one-game suspension after getting pulled over in June and charged with DUI. Narduzzi has remained intentionally vague on who will fill in, though redshirt freshman Elijah Zeise impressed during fall camp.Boyd, who apologized for his mistake, has tried to become a mentor while he waits to make his season debut on Sept. 12 at Akron.“I’m going to continue to push all these guys and make them believe in themselves and not just look at me or another vet to get the job done,” Boyd said. “I’m trying to let all the other guys know that we need everybody. Everybody has a role on this team.”___AP college football site: www.collegefootball.ap.org In this file photo from Oct. 16, 2014, Pittsburgh running back James Conner (24) tosses the ball to an official after scoring in the NCAA football game against Virginia Tech, in Pittsburgh. The reigning ACC Player of the Year is a star now, one with a slimmer waistline and his eyes set on getting the Panthers off a treadmill of mediocrity. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, FILE)last_img read more

Espanyol confirm interest in Jese Rodriguez and Jose Antonio Reyes

first_imgEspanyol CEO Ramon Robert has confirmed the club’s interest in signing Jese Rodriguez from Real Madrid.  However, he is hopeful that Espanyol will be able to take a leap forward next season as they look to build an ambitious project under their new Chinese owners.  Upd. at 20:07 He added: “We haven’t set an exact budget for transfers.  20/06/2016 Robert confirmed the club “would love to have him back” but was unable to offer guarantees.  “[Reyes] is on our list,” Robert added, before saying that there are also several other potential targets.  Marco Asensio, who spent last season on loan at Cornella-El Prat, is also wanted back, although much will depend on Real Madrid’s plans for the midfielder.  Seveal other players names also came up, including Jose Antonio Reyes, whose contract at Sevilla is about to expire. center_img CEST Robert revealed there is interest, although he played down suggestions the deal is at an advanced stage.  “We’re looking at many opportunities, some require purchasing, while others are free. J.C Garcia, Sport EN SPORT revealed last week that the club are confident of landing the forward on loan after positive talks between the player and Quique Sanchez Flores.  “He is an option,” he admitted. “I don’t know if he’ll be an Espanyol player, but he’s not about to join yet. It would be a pleasure to have him.” “We know what squad we want for next season in order to make the jump. If there’s a good chance [of signing a target] then won’t let it escape.”last_img read more

Farhan Akhtar to attend UEFA Champions League Finals as UEFA’s Official Guest from India

first_imgAdvertisement 59nftNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsqqggWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eft3( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cwWould you ever consider trying this?😱v0mvCan your students do this? 🌚3tg5Roller skating! Powered by Firework The UEFA Champions League Finals, this year, will see a special guest from India in attendance – Bollywood superstar Farhan Akhtar. As UEFA’s Official Guest from India, he will watch the finals and get a taste of the UEFA Champions League experience at the Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid, Spain on 1st June 2019.Advertisement A man of many talents, Farhan Akhtar, is a football enthusiast. He has often spoken about his passion for sports, especially football and to date, still gets together with his friends for a friendly game of football. As a build, up to the semi-finals and finals, Farhan Akhtar will be seen across the Sony Pictures Sports Network, the official broadcasters of UEFA Champions League in India, showcasing his love for the tournament in the “My Reasons to Watch UEFA Champions League” on-air campaign. The campaign aims to showcase the best of this tournament where different people ranging from fanboys to peripheral football viewers profess their reasons for watching the most prestigious club competition in the world, the UEFA Champions League.UEFA is one of the most influential sporting authorities in the world and UEFA Champions League is one of the most prestigious club tournaments in the world which sees participation from the strongest European clubs including Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and more. Introduced over 60 years ago, football players and managers vie to take their club to UCL and establish their dominance in European football.Advertisement Watch the UEFA Champions League live and exclusive on SONY TEN 1 and SONY TEN 2 channels. Semi-Finals Broadcast Schedule:Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Strong to the finish, with Bunyip spinach

first_imgBy KATHRYN BERMINGHAM FORTY new jobs and high-quality produce will ensure the Bunyip community reap the rewards of a revolutionary…[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

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Steve Nash Youth Basketball Team

first_imgCoaches are from the L.V. Rogers Senior Bombers, including head coach Jeremy Phelan.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the future basketball stars with Team of the Week honours. After a successful winter program, the Steve Nash Youth Basketball is making a return for its spring session beginning Wednesday at the Hume Elementary Gym in Nelson.The Spring session runs from Wednesday (April 6th) to May 25th (8 sessions) from 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.For complete information — membership Includes: Basketball, Reversible Jersey, T-Shirt, Basketball BC membership including supplementary insurance coverage — as well as online registration, go to www.NelsonBasketball.ca website.last_img read more

Islanders Win Second Consecutive Title with 4-1 Win over Lamar

first_imgPhoto Gallery  |  Tournament WebsiteCORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi defeated Lamar 4-1 to claim its second consecutive Southland Conference Men’s Tennis Tournament Championship Sunday at the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center. The title was the sixth Southland championship for the Islanders. In the final three singles matches, Rauseo was battling in a three-setter with Hoogenboezem in No. 5 singles while Cook was forced to a third set in No. 6 singles with Rajamaki, so it came down to Westmoreland, the lone Islanders senior. Westmoreland sealed the first set 6-1, before clinching the match for the Islanders with a 6-3 win over Lindqvis in No. 4 singles. Last season, Westmoreland clinched the Southland championship match for the Islanders in the No. 3 singles and followed with the clinching win today in No. 4 singles. It marks Westmoreland’s third trip to the NCAAs in his four years.    Singles:1. Peter Nagy (AMCC) def. Michael Feucht (LU) 6-2, 6-32. Nikita Lis (LU) def. Ricardo Mayagoitia (AMCC) 6-4, 6-23. Javier Pujol (AMCC) def. Juuso Laitinen (LU) 6-4, 6-34. Matt Westmoreland (AMCC) def. Carl-Philip Lindqvis (LU) 6-1, 6-35. Guillaume Rauseo (AMCC) vs. Jeandre Hoogenboezem (LU) 6-4, 4-6, 3-3, unfinished6. Paul Cook (AMCC) vs. Mikko Rajamaki (LU) 6-3, 3-6, unfinished Doubles:1. Peter Nagy/Guillaume Rauseo (AMCC) def. Jeandre Hoogenboezem/Juuso Laitinen (LU) 8-22. Matt Westmoreland/Paul Cook (AMCC) def. Nikita Lis/Mikko Rajamaki (LU) 8-7 (7-3)3. Trey Crysel/Michael Feucht (LU) def. Ricardo Mayagoitia/Javier Pujol (AMCC) 8-4 A&M-Corpus Christi opened with a 2-0 lead over Lamar after clinching a tight doubles point and Javier Pujol secured his sixth consecutive singles match. The duo of Peter Nagy and Guillaume Rauseo powered past Jeandre Hoogenboezem and Juuso Laitinen, 8-2, in No. 1 doubles, before the sophomore pair of Ricardo Mayagoitia and Pujol fell 8-4 to Trey Crysel and Michael Feucht in No. 3 doubles. The deciding doubles point came down to No. 2 doubles between the senior-freshman duo of Matt Westmoreland and Paul Cook and Lis and Rajamaki. The Islanders pair built an early 3-1 lead before the Cardinal duo pushed ahead 7-5. The Islanders then rallied to win the next two games and force a seven-point tiebreaker. In the tiebreak, the Islanders rallied behind the loud Corpus Christi fans to win 7-3 and clinch the doubles point for the Islanders. The Islanders will find out their opponents and where they will be traveling during the NCAA selection show on Tuesday. The men’s selection will start at 4 p.m., CT. The Islanders (19-9) will make their fifth appearance in the NCAA tournament in the last seven years and their second consecutive trip. After winning the doubles point, the Islanders put together a 3-1 lead in singles before senior Matt Westmoreland for the second straight year clinched the championship match for the Islanders. The Islanders have now won six Southland Conference Tournament Championships. In singles play, Pujol padded the Islanders lead to 2-0 after topping Laitinen, 6-4, 6-3 in No. 3 singles. Lamar answered with a straight-set win in No. 2 singles to pull within one. Lis defeated Mayagoitia, 6-4, 6-2, before the Islanders secured the next two singles matches. Nagy clinched his 20th singles win of the season and his eight-straight singles victory after downing Feucht, 6-2, 6-3, in No. 1 singles. The two-time Southland Conference Player of the Year has registered a 20-3 singles mark this season in the No. 1 slot. Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (3,2,1,4)last_img read more

National Geographic Society To Do Video Games

first_img5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Tags:#gaming#NYT#Product Reviews#web 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Related Posts 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Appcenter_img sarah perez 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… The successful science and educational organization The National Geographic Society, best known for their long-running magazine, has just made an interesting announcement. Their next venture in their for-profit operations is video games. This month, National Geographic Games, a newly formed division within the company, will launch three gaming products to be soon followed by another in December and three (so far) are planned for next year. The games will be developed for major gaming consoles, handhelds, and mobile platforms, including, yes, the iPhone.There are few people out there who don’t have fond memories of flipping through the pages of a National Geographic magazine, admiring the award-winning photography that graced its pages as our eyes widened to the wonders of the world around us. Since its launch in the “ancient” times of 1888, the world has gotten a lot smaller, figuratively speaking. Television, air travel, and, of course, the internet, have allowed us to explore much more of the world than ever before. To some extent, the information age has impacted, if not the magazine’s sales themselves, the sense of wonder that was once to be had when perusing the magazine’s articles and images. To keep up with the changing times, the new National Geographic Games division (NGG), will attempt to connect with people once again on the platforms of our modern age, including the Wii, Playstation 3, Nintendo DS, PC and Mac, the PS3 Network, and the iPhone. There will also be free Flash games online at nationalgeographic.com/channel. As always, the company’s goal is to encourage people to explore their world, this time though, it’s through play. Lest you think these games will be wimpy attempts at educational experiences, it’s worth nothing that Chris Mate, a former executive at Take2 Interactive, the company behind “Grand Theft Auto,” will serve as VP and GM of the games venture. Hopefully, his history, which also includes Bethesda Softworks, will bring some spunk to the usually dry “learning is fun!” gaming experience. The first game to launch will be “Herod’s Lost Tomb,” an online game which blends in content from both the December 2008 issue of National Geographic magazine as well as the National Geographic Channel feature broadcast on the biblical figure King Herod, architect of the ancient world. last_img read more

PHP Power Button: VMware vCloud SDK

first_img7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Developers have access to a growing number of options for spinning up virtual machines. With each new software release from virtualization titans such as VMware there are also developer community efforts such as VI Java API with a wide base of contributors. Just as the contributors expand so do the options for developers familiar with other languages.Let’s take a look at how VMware is expanding options with a recent beta that targets the PHP developer community.Here Comes BetaThe VMware vCloud SDK for PHP Beta is an example of expansion in available language support for the PHP developer community. The appending of beta speaks to the path and desire for inclusion longer term. Indeed, sometimes the popularity within a developer community that includes paying customers can have an impact on a company roadmap. Perhaps this post regarding PHP and VMware reflects how continued pursuit of more options can benefit the PHP developer community.Hit the Power Button PHPleaseHere’s a simple example for powering on a virtual machine in just a few lines of code from one of the documents on the VMware developer community portal:Resources and RecoursesMore resources are available within the VMware community portal (free registration required). Once you are logged in you can review documents such as the vCloud SDK for PHP introduction and the programming guide will get you started quickly. For now, those appear to be the only formal resources RWH was able to find for this post.A quick search on “PHP” within the VMware community portal returns hundreds of discussions, documents, and blog posts. However, you’ll need to be mindful of the quality of those search hits. While “hundreds” of hits might seem like a lot or a little depending on your point of view, it’s important to understand that many of the resources mentioned are going to be comments that make reference to websites with a URL ending in .php or that contain references to index.php where RewriteRule was not enabled. Unfortunately, not all developer community portals have the sophistication of Google (yet) when it comes to searching on blobs of text and mixed file types for a generic term like “PHP”.In short, now is your chance to create meaningful and relevant paths within the community portal!Of course, there are other resources outside of the corporate portals to help you understand a specific product better. For example, if you are curious about what the object model for vCloud API would look like in a picture, head over to Steve Jin’s blog for the UML diagram. If you are currently working with VMware or within a VMware shop, do you expect to make use of the vCloud SDK using PHP? Are you a PHP developer that is active in the VMware community portal and if so does this latest beta excite you? What resources have you come across in your own searches?Let us know in the comments below! Related Posts How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Why You Love Online Quizzescenter_img Tags:#hack#Tools jay cuthrell Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more