Competition winner

first_imgPrint WhatsApp NewsCompetition winnerBy Alan Jacques – May 22, 2017 683 FILM REVIEW: 1917 WELL done to Claudia Coleman from Caherconlish, County Limerick who is the lucky winner of one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of her choice at the Odeon Cinema in Castletroy.The answer to our film competition in last week’s Limerick Post was Ridley Scott.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up More tickets to give away to the Odeon Cinema in this Thursday’s edition. Advertisement FILM REVIEW – Zombieland 2: Double Tap RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSAlien CovenantcinemacompetitionOdeon CinemaOdeon Limerick Twittercenter_img Previous articleCounty Limerick hatchet attack under investigationNext articleLimerick farmer’s signature on will was not forged Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Win more than €1,000 wedding prize for one lucky couple with Strand Hotel and Matthew Stephens Jewellers Facebook Film makers attending ‘Land Without God’ FILM REVIEW: Joker Email FILM REVIEW: Ad Astralast_img read more

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Delhi Capitals have one of the best bowling attack: Ishant Sharma

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Capitals’ pacer Ishant Sharma wants to take wickets than just bowling well in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The fast bowler, picked for Rs 1.10 crore in the auction, feels this Delhi team has the arsenal to go all out and win the title. The team has the perfect combination of fast and spin bowlers, he said.Remarking that he has high ambitions for this season, Ishant said, “I am focused on taking more wickets, not just bowling well. Of course, it (wickets) depends on how well you bowl, but the most important thing is you use your good performance by helping the team in taking important wickets.“Delhi Capitals has some great bowling options for IPL 2019. With the likes of Trent Boult and Kagiso Rabada in the team, I think we have one of the best bowling lineups this time. We have some good all-rounders along with great spinners and that shall help in restricting teams from scoring freely,” the 30-year-old said.Speaking on his return to Delhi, Ishant said he is extremely happy to represent his hometown in the IPL. “I have played for different teams in the IPL. But it makes me immensely happy to be able to represent Delhi Capitals this season. Being a Delhi boy, it is a great chance for me to represent my home side and my most important target is to make the Capitals win the coveted title,” said the lanky bowler. (IANS)Also Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

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Sydney O’Hara stays connected to softball through coaching

first_img Comments Published on April 22, 2019 at 10:15 pm Contact Anthony: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+center_img When Sydney O’Hara was in her junior year of high school at Cicero-North Syracuse High School, her English teacher, Brian Mingolelli, gave the class an assignment about their passions in life. He asked them to write about what they wanted to do with their careers and futures.Immediately, O’Hara knew what she’d write about: coaching and teaching softball.She’d play softball for four years at Syracuse after writing that essay, but her dream was always to mentor other players. After graduating in 2017, O’Hara began her coaching career at Le Moyne College, and she’s now in her first season as an assistant coach at Binghamton University.“I knew that’s where I needed to be in life,” O’Hara said. “I needed to be around the sport. I could not live without being around the game.”Tuesday afternoon, she’ll be coaching against her former team, including multiple players she played with just two years ago. As a player at SU, she was a third team All-American, tied the NCAA record for most home runs in a game (four) against North Carolina State and registered 13 saves, most in program history. O’Hara’s dream from that 11th grade class and throughout college has led to her pursuing the sport beyond her playing days.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Having coaches who played and have been in our situations helps them understand what we’re going through and what we’re feeling,” SU senior and former teammate Hannah Dossett said.After graduating from CNS, O’Hara was rejected from the SU School of Education and completed her freshman year undecided. She chose human development and family sciences as her major at the beginning of her sophomore year and added a minor in coaching by the end of that year.During off-days from softball, O’Hara would trek back to CNS for her internship. As a part of her coursework, she attended CNS practices and provided pointers and tips to high schoolers. O’Hara helped manage the team’s schedule, assisted with technique in practice and occasionally attended games when her schedule permitted. In class, she studied the relationships between players and coaches, learned how to resolve conflicts and the best ways to communicate with different personality types.Susie Teuscher | Digital Design EditorAfter graduation, O’Hara applied for multiple assistant coaching jobs across the region. The first one she heard from was Le Moyne, and she became an assistant coach under then-head coach Jason Marino.At Le Moyne, her primary role was scouting the future opponents and crafting a game plan at the plate. But the Dolphins had three different hitting coaches, who all had distinct approaches, O’Hara said. After just one season, Marino left, and O’Hara departed soon thereafter.“It just wasn’t a fit for me. It’s kind of like being recruited to college,” O’Hara said. “You have to like where you are. I liked the players but it didn’t feel right to me at all and I decided to venture out. I wasn’t getting the full experience that I wanted to.”O’Hara said she never wanted to go to a small school to play softball, and after one year with the Dolphins, she felt the same about coaching there. She sent out applications again to multiple other schools, including St. Joseph’s. That’s when Michelle Johnston, the head coach at Binghamton, called.The two had spoken previously, when O’Hara was being recruited. Now, O’Hara was being recruited again, this time as a coach. She joined as an assistant coach with Jessica Bump, who hosted O’Hara for a campus tour back when Bump played second base for the Bearcats.Now, O’Hara plans trips, schedules meals, game plans and works with the Binghamton pitchers to develop their mechanics.“I try to teach them that movement is just as good as speed right now,” O’Hara said of her pitching philosophy. “Everyone says speed, speed, speed, but movement makes the difference.”One day last fall, a Binghamton pitcher was out with an injury and O’Hara stepped in her place to throw a few simulated innings to prepare them for the spin they might see from opposing pitchers. She said she never tries to go easy when pitching, even as a coach.In that drill, O’Hara struck out almost the entire team the first time around.“At the end of the day, softball doesn’t define you as a person. I try to tell the girls that, and try to make them better as a person. Not a lot of girls will play softball beyond college. You’re going to have to get a job one day.”For O’Hara, her job coaching softball is the best of both.last_img read more

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Five things we learned from the FA Cup

first_imgDe Bruyne’s brainThere has been plenty written already this season about Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne’s brilliance but amid all the dazzling skill displayed by the Manchester City playmaker there is also a player of considerable nerve, as well as intelligence. It is one thing to attempt to slide a free-kick under, rather than over, a defensive wall when your side are already several goals to the good or there’s not much riding on the game. But to do so just eight minutes into a Cup tie away from home when it’s 0-0 and your side are pushing or a “quadruple” takes a certain amount of “bottle”. Yet there was no fear of failure when De Bruyne put City ahead with a brilliantly conceived and executed free-kick. “The wall was not nine metres away from me and so they were very close and it was easy to put it under,” said the modest goal-scorer. Magic resultsIt is very easy to be cynical about phrases such as the “Magic of the FA Cup”. Yet no one who saw the excitement on show at Rodney Parade as Newport held Tottenham to a 1-1 draw — to earn a money-spinning replay at Wembley — could doubt the elation of their loyal and often long-suffering fans.Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester City remained on course for the quadruple as they saw off second-tier Cardiff to reach the last 16 of the FA Cup on Sunday while Manchester United and Chelsea also advanced over the weekend.Liverpool were dumped out of the world’s oldest senior knockout football tournament and it needed a Harry Kane equaliser eight minutes from time to ensure Tottenham remained in the hat after they were held to a 1-1 draw by lowly Newport.Below are five things we learned from the fourth round of the FA Cup.VAR the starA system designed to aid referees ended up taking centre stage at Anfield as West Bromwich Albion beat Liverpool 3-2. Once referee Craig Pawson started to use the technology it seemed he could not stop with several incidents leading to long and frustrating delays for fans and players alike as the new system is receiving a trial in English cup competitions this season. Pawson used VAR to deny West Brom’s Craig Dawson a goal for offside by Gareth Barry. Pawson then become the first English referee to consult a touchline monitor himself before awarding Liverpool a penalty for a foul on Mohamed Salah by Jake Livermore. There was yet another VAR review prior to the break, before a Joel Matip own goal that put West Brom 3-1 up was allowed.center_img Up for the CupThere have long been concerns that the FA Cup is being devalued by leading teams fielding weakened sides in earlier rounds as they look to cement their positions in the Premier League or turn their attention to even bigger European prizes. But one with Manchester City seemingly running away with the Premier League title this season, their rivals know the FA Cup could represent a better chance of silverware. Chelsea and United responded by fielding strong sides in their fourth-round Cup ties.Sanchez sizzles but who misses out?Alexis Sanchez had a debut to remember for Manchester United in a 4-0 win against lower-league Yeovil Town, adding panache and zip to the Red Devils’ attack. Jose Mourinho can’t possibly fit all his attackers into the team, meaning the likes of Marcus Rashford and the in-form pair of Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard could lose game time. But that’s clearly not a problem for the United boss, who appears lifted by the signing and sees the Chile international as a key cog. “Good players want good players,” said Mourinho after the Yeovil win. “We have a fantastic group of attacking players and he is another one with more maturity and experience.”last_img read more

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She Cranes tame Calypso Girls, eye netball WC last four

first_img*****SOURCE: nwc2019.co.ukShare on: WhatsApp Pld Won PtsEngland           3   3   6South Africa     2   2   4Uganda           3   2   4Jamaica           3   1   2Scotland          2   0   0Tri&Tobago    3    0   0Liverpool, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | In the first ever meeting between Trinidad and Tobago and Uganda, the shooting firepower of both teams was evident throughout.From the very start of the first quarter it was clear that very little separated the two sides; much of the action throughout the fifteen minutes was goal-for-goal.The lowest shooting statistic in the quarter was 90% from Peace Proscovia, whilst the goal attacks on both sides, Kalifa McCollin and Stella Oyella, fired at 100%.It was the Calypso Girls that eventually edged in front before things returned back to type, with the first quarter ending 17-15 to Trinidad and Tobago.Quarter two saw Uganda seize early momentum, and with a turnover they were able to draw things level.With Mary Nuba Cholock joining McCollin and Oyella at 100%, the goals continued to pour in one after the other.Uganda finally found and converted their second turnover of the quarter as the fifth minute began to tick away but an errant pass into Cholock undid their hard work and Trinidad and Tobago were able to capitalize on the error.Inspired by the opportunity gifted to them to draw things level, Trinidad and Tobago took the initiative again to break the goal-for-goal rhythm, reversing the early lead had Uganda established. As the whistle blew for half time the score was 31-30 to the Calypso Girls.As things continued to tick over goal-for-goal once more in the third quarter, a footwork foul from Cholock threatened to allow Trinidad and Tobago to extend their lead, however a three-second infringement triggered by a strong all-court defense from the She Cranes meant they re-gathered possession.This to-and-fro nature of proceedings stirred the She Cranes into a turnover and a steady stream of three goals in a row, with both Uganda shooters still at 100% as they took the lead once more from the Calypso Girls.But this run of goals was immediately matched and then beaten by Trinidad and Tobago, who added one extra to take the lead back. Responding to the momentum swing, Proscovia was brought back on for Cholock, which proved a savvy decision from coach Vincent Kiwanuka as Proscovia’s presence shifted things back in the She Cranes’ favour.As the quarter ticked down, Uganda were able to push their lead to five goals, and went into the final quarter 46-41 up.Strong zonal defence kicked the fourth quarter into action, with the She Cranes each manning their players to force a turnover on the Calypso Girls’ centre.But the favour was soon returned and Trinidad and Tobago began to slowly eat into the Ugandan lead after a string of three goals were scored.An ill-timed miss from Samantha Wallace, however, stopped the Calypso Girls from being able to draw things back level and they were held at three goals adrift for the most part of the final quarter, eventually falling to a 57-54 defeat.Uganda captain Peace Proscovia said: “I feel overwhelmed with joy to win that game. Most importantly the confidence that the players had to go out there – especially playing a team like Trinidad and Tobago – with very limited error rate was a hard one, we just needed to be very clinical and innovative but that’s what the team did, and I’m so proud of that.”Samantha Wallace, Trinidad and Tobago’s goal shooter, said: “It was a good contest. We knew they were going to come out and give their best. Everybody wants to improve their rankings so we knew what we were in for.“I think we did really well I’m really impressed with the girls; compared to other games, I’m really impressed with them.”last_img read more

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Yorkshire skipper hails the ‘golden oldies’ of English golf

first_img11 Oct 2019 Yorkshire skipper hails the ‘golden oldies’ of English golf Tags: Dorset, Lincolnshire, Senior Men’s County Finals, Surrey, Sussex, Yorkshire Yorkshire’s John Grimbleby has highlighted the strength in depth of the game at senior county level after guiding his team to a thrilling title.Grimbleby captained the eight-man Yorkshire side which edged out a battling Sussex side in the Senior Men’s County Finals held this week at Effingham GC in Surrey.For the second year running it was a tense finale to a hard-fought competition with the championship going down to the last two games left on the course.Andy King holed the winning putt for Yorkshire to break Sussex hearts once again – for three years in succession Rick Thomas’ side have finished runners up by the narrowest of margins.King was unbeaten in his games over the three days of round robin competition also featuring teams from Dorset and Lincolnshire.At 65, Steve Mason won four of his five games for Yorkshire proving that although the side had two proven internationals in Richard Norton and Rich Jones they were certainly far from reliant on their England caps.Grimbleby (pictured above with Mason) was not only full of praise for his team but also the standard of play on show from all four counties and sang the praises of those players featuring regularly on the seniors’ circuit“It’s a tough format to end a long season for many of these players who have been involved in a lot of county and international events,” said Grimbleby, honorary secretary at Howley Hall GC.“But when you see the level of performance from my players – and all of the teams, to be truthful – it shows you just how strong the game is at senior level in England.“The good thing about the success of championships such as this one is that will simply encourage more seniors to push to get involved.“As well as the players on show at Effingham this week there are a lot of really good players at county level and more and more of them are remaining competitive for longer.“This can only be good for the seniors’ game at club and county level.”Yorkshire knew that only a victory in the match with Sussex would do as they looked to follow up a 2017 success at Goswick GC with a second seniors title.And when King and then Alan Wright earned half points in the final two matches to guarantee a 5-4 win the bubbly was uncorked.Grimbleby missed out on skippering Yorkshire to victory in 2017 as his wife was recuperating from knee surgery.Now he’s got a taste for winning he’s keen to play a role in helping Yorkshire defend their title in Torquay next season.“I had thought about stepping aside from the captaincy, but not now,” said Grimbleby with a chuckle.“These are a great bunch of boys to work with and the whole week is a great celebration of all that’s good about seniors golf.“I’d love to be involved again next season.” Photograph credit: Leaderboard For details of final scoring from Senior Men’s County Finals click herelast_img read more

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Rebels take sting out of Rockets with 7-1 pasting in Kootenay Conference Final

first_imgAfter Erik Alden gave Castlegar the 1-0 lead, Jamie Vlanich, Bryan Lubin and Aaron Brewer on the power play scored before the period ended.Travis Wellman sandwiched two goals around the lone Golden marker coming shorthanded by Jose Jewell in the second to give Castlegar a commanding 6-1 lead.Riley Ostoforoff rounded out the scoring in the third.After being out shot 19-8 in the opening frame, the Rockets bounded back to lead on the short clock for the final two periods 27-16.Okanagan Conference series all squareNorth Okanagan Knights evened up its Kootenay Conference Final with Osoyoos by stopping the Coyotes 5-1 Saturday in Armstrong.The series now shifts to the South Okanagan for Games three and four Monday and Tuesday.Osoyoos won the opener Friday 6-2. The Castlegar Rebels exploded for four first-period goals en route to a 7-1 trashing of the Golden Rockets in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff action Saturday night in the Sunflower City.The Rebels now lead the best-of-seven Kootenay Conference Final 2-0.Castlegar won the opener in the series 4-0 Friday.Games three and four are Monday and Tuesday in Golden.Castlegar scored four times in the first period, but three of the goals came in the final five minutes of the frame.last_img read more

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PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $32,552 INTO FRIDAY AT SANTA ANITA; TOTAL PICK SIX POOL EXPECTED TO APPROACH $250,000

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 28, 2016)–There is a Pick Six carryover into Friday at Santa Anita of $32,552, with the expectation that Friday’s total Pick Six pool will approach $250,000.Even though even money favorite Miss Bliss took Thursday’s nightcap by a comfortable 3 ¼ lengths, there was only one “live” horse in the Pick Six, the runner-up Sweeter Thancandy.Friday’s Pick Six will be comprised of the final six races on the card, races three through eight. For complete morning line information and late scratches and changes, players are advised to visit santaanita.com.First post time on Friday is at 1 p.m. Admission gates will open at 11 a.m.last_img

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Man arrested after cash taken from business in Letterkenny

first_imgA man has been arrested after a robbery at a premises in Letterkenny.The man entered a workplace at Church Lane and took a substantial amount of money from a staff locker.Gardai went through CCTV footage and identified a man who was later arrested. The man is expected to appear at a future sitting of the local courts.Man arrested after cash taken from business in Letterkenny was last modified: July 2nd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:arrestChurch Laneletterkennyrobberylast_img read more

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iPad: $1 Billion Later, What Do You Think of It Now?

first_imgmarshall kirkpatrick Tags:#Analysis#Apple#mobile#web The iPad has passed $1 billion in sales, according to simple multiplication of the company’s 2 million announced-sales of the product after a mere two months of availability. Earlier this month, Yankee Group analyst Carl Howe predicted that the iPad would become the fastest consumer product in history to hit the $1 billion mark. While that’s a tough call to make definitively, it is undeniable that the iPad has surpassed mere hype and made at least a commercial splash. Some analysts believe it is changing the nature of personal computing, too. What do you think?Here are some of the most interesting opinions I’ve come across lately. “The iPad is a new kind of PC. It ushers in a new era of Curated Computing — a mode of computing in which choice is constrained to deliver more relevant, less complex experiences. Curated Computing is necessary to empower alternative form factors, such as touchscreen tablets, wearable and ambient devices, game consoles, and connected TVs. The iPad’s Curated Computing experience makes the tablet form factor viable for the first time since it was introduced commercially more than two decades ago.” – Forrester’s Sarah Rotman Epps, Apple’s iPad is a New Kind of PC. (Brings to mind Chris Messina’s Death of the URL.)“In my initial review, I focused on capabilities. And tablets are stuck between the power and utility of the notebook and the size and features of a smartphone. But they also create a middle place in terms of usability. And that is what I missed in my first day with the iPad. It feels less like a computer than any computing device I’ve owned. It’s easy on me in a way that the other devices are not. So I’m now convinced that tablets will have an important place in our homes and our lives.”– Tech investor Fred Wilson, I’ve Changed My Mind About the iPad. Wilson has also said that he prefers reading content in mobile Safari over content-centric apps. Take that, curated web. Wilson’s appreciation of the iPad’s usability contradicts with usability expert Jakob Nielsen’s assessment :“iPad apps are inconsistent and have low feature discoverability, with frequent user errors due to accidental gestures. An overly strong print metaphor and weird interaction styles cause further usability problems.”Personally, I love mine. I wish there were more apps, but I really enjoy using Facebook, YouTube, Twitterific and a number of other apps on it. It feels casual, efficient, enjoyable. It helps me get my laundry folded and my dishes done. I like it, a lot. My wife says it doesn’t feel crazy, novel and magical anymore – now it feels indispensable and integrated into our lives. “It’s like finding a lover,” she says. “At first everything they do is exciting, but over time a good lover becomes more of a real person. Some of the initial fascination is gone, but it becomes a super important part of your life. And like a good lover, in time it becomes difficult to imagine going to bed without it each night.” I’m not entirely sure how I feel about that, but I appreciate her letting me quote her saying it in this post. So far at least, I do not feel jealous of the iPad.What’s your take on the iPad? What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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