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first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):West Indies head coach Phil Simmons has hinted at a strained relationship with both West Indies Cricket Board president Dave Cameron, and director of cricket Richard Pybus ever since he was suspended for controversial comments about team selection last September.In a wide-ranging interview with noted cricket website, ESPN Cricinfo, Simmons revealed that while there was communication with both officials, it was not extensive, and pointed out that there had been no personal congratulatory messages on the recent Twenty20 World Cup success.”Relationship is a difficult word. He communicates via emails, but he has not spoken to me since the suspension,” Simmons said in reference to Pybus.”It’s sad because this is not about him or me, this is about West Indies cricket. There has not even been any personal or team congratulatory message on the World Cup win.”Trinidadian Simmons, who has been in the job for exactly a year now, said he had a similar relationship with Cameron.”It is the same thing. It was good when I first came in. I would get the occasional text message and I earned a big hug when we won the Test match in Barbados [against England],” he explained.”But since my suspension, there has been no communication, not verbal nor written, and again, no congratulatory message.”Simmons took up the Windies role following the Cricket World Cup last March and presided over a 1-1 draw in a three-Test series against England and 2-0 loss to Australia.Ahead of the Test tour of Sri Lanka, he was slapped with a suspension by the WICB after complaining to journalists about “interference from outside” in the selection of the one-day squad to tour Sri Lanka.Simmons was referring to the continued exclusion of Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo.After missing the tour of Sri Lanka, Simmons was reinstated for the Australia series after tendering a public apology for his comments. However, despite the difficulties of the last year, he said he remained highly motivated for the task ahead.last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso celebrates after scoring against Southampton at Stamford Bridge in London on December 16, 2017 © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 16 – Marco Alonso’s free-kick on the stroke of half-time gave champions Chelsea their second Premier League win of the week with a 1-0 victory over Southampton on Saturday.The hosts dominated but could not find a second against a Southampton team that defended resolutely, and needed a good save from goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to deny Saints substitute Charlie Austin. Chelsea’s win saw them move into third place, 11 points adrift of leaders Manchester City, who were hosting Tottenham Hotspur in the late match.Chelsea manager Antonio Conte — who after last Saturday’s loss to West Ham United all but ran up the white flag on their hopes of successfully defending their title — resisted the temptation to bring Alvaro Morata into the side even though the striker had recovered from a back problem.Little was seen of Chelsea in attack until the 14th minute when Willian cut inside and exchanged passes with Alonso but shot a yard wide.Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster was not called into action until the 20th minute, when he had to push away a bouncing volley by Alonso and was fortunate a minute later when he could only parry a shot from distance by Gary Cahill but no Chelsea player was close enough to profit.Forster did much better shortly afterwards when Hazard rolled the ball into the path of N’Golo Kante, whose deflected shot appeared to be on its way into the top corner of the net until the goalkeeper leapt to his right to touch the ball away.Pedro went close to breaking the deadlock for Chelsea as half-time neared, forcing his way past a challenge and hitting a low shot that struck the base of the post.Southampton’s massed defence was making it hard for Chelsea despite the trickery of the home side’s forwards, but one challenge too many proved their downfall.Maya Yoshida was booked for a late tackle on Hazard and Alonso curved the free-kick around the wall and past the right hand of the diving Forster.Courtois kept the hosts ahead on the hour mark, diving alertly to his left as Austin ran onto a pass from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and swerved a shot towards the corner.Chelsea too pressed for a second, with the impressive Forster denying Alonso his second of the match after the left-back had chested down Willian’s pass and volleyed with his right foot.Morata, on as a substitute, shot too close to Forster and Alonso headed wide, while Cesc Fabregas caught out the defence following a quickly-taken free-kick, but his shot rolled across the face of the goal instead of into the net.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img Jason Denayer 1 Manchester City youngster Jason Denayer says he will wait until the end of the season to decide his future.The defender is currently on loan at Celtic and he has impressed for the Scottish champions, making 36 appearances in all competitions.Celtic boss Ronny Deila has previously expressed his desire to sign the 19-year-old permanently when his loan expires at the end of the season.But the Belgian will not rush into making a call over his next move.“I need to see what happens at the end of the season,” Denayer told Celtic’s official website.“I am only concentrating on the rest of the season. Playing games and continuing to improve are what is most important. I will wait until the end of the season and see about it.”last_img

first_imgA protest is to be held at the gates of Dungloe Community Hospital this Friday, January 16th at 1pm to step up the campaign to have the antenatal clinic reinstated without delay.Dungloe Community HospitalIt follows what organisers say was an email from the management of Letterkenny General Hospital was circulated at the meeting which did not give any commitment to reinstate the clinic.They say this comes despite announcements by local politicians that they had received assurances from hospital management that the clinic would be reopened as soon as the consultant returned from sick leave. In light of the lack of support from the hospital management it was decided that the campaign had to continue with the protest on Friday.Local independent TD Thomas Pringle and independent Cllr Micheâl Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig will attend the protest.‘It is really important that the community make their voices heard about the loss of this vital clinic to expectant mothers and their families and ensure that the HSE do not get away with withdrawing this service. If they remove this service what will be next’ commented Mac Giolla Easbuig.  PROTEST TO BE HELD OVER ANTENATAL CLINIC AT DUNGLOE HOSPITAL was last modified: January 14th, 2015 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:donegalDungloe Community Hospitallast_img read more

first_imgMAN of the Match Dermot Brick Molloy helped Naomh Conaill beat Letterkenny Gaels in the county Under-21 championship quarter finals today.The county senior star was the difference between the sides in the clash at Convoy.Naomh Conaill had dominated the first half and led by four points at the break in a low-scoring game – 0-05 to 0-01. If goals really did win games then the Gaels would have won this one – hitting two in the second half in a great comeback.But Molloy popped up at the end to give the 14-man side a single point victory, 0-10 to 2-03.The talk at O’Donnell Park was all about goals too – this time goal-line technology!St Eunan’s led 0-05 to 0-03 at the break but it was a ‘goal’ by visitors Kilcar which caused controversy as the umpires couldn’t agree if the ball had crossed the line. And the ‘goal’ wasn’t given. Both sides went for goals in the second half but ended nine points each, with another county star, Kilcar’s Paddy McBrearty scoring the equaliser from 30 yards. GAA U-21 CHAMPIONSHIP: NAOMH CONAILL SEE OFF BRAVE GAELS, BUT EUNAN’S AND KILCAR FACE REPLAY was last modified: November 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:BUT EUNAN’S AND KILCAR FACE REPLAYGAA U-21 CHAMPIONSHIP: NAOMH CONAILL SEE OFF BRAVE GAELSlast_img read more

first_imgLast season, Ingle was fourth in the nation in assists per game at 6.9 and finished with 229, which is the second-best single season mark in Drake history. She also averaged 9.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per game as the Bulldogs went 23-10 to record their second-straight 20-plus win season. Now in its 17th year, the Lieberman award recognizes the top point guard in women’s NCAA Division I college basketball. Candidates exhibit the floor leadership, play-making and ball-handling skills of Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame became the host of the Nancy Lieberman Award three years ago after the Rotary Club of Detroit managed it for several years. SPRINGFIELD, Mass. –The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Monday, Oct. 24 that Drake University women’s basketball senior point guard Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) is one of 20 watch list candidates for the 2017 Nancy Lieberman Award. The local product from Runnells, Iowa, has dished out 534 career assists to rank fourth all-time at Drake, seventh all-time in the Missouri Valley Conference and 14th among active players. Ingle can pass former Drake standout Connie Newlin (1978-82), who had 767 career assists, for the top mark in program history. She can overtake Melanie Boeglin, who played at Illinois State from 2002-06 and had 685 assists, for the top mark in MVC history. Drake hosts Winona State Nov. 1 in an exhibition contest with tipoff scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Knapp Center. The Bulldogs open the regular season Nov. 11 at North Dakota.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

first_imgOn Saturday, April 9, 2011, I arrived in Chennai at 3 a.m. after a 24-hour journey from California. At 11 a.m., a group of entrepreneurs from TiE Chennai gathered at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) Research Park campus, and we spent the next four hours discussing strategy and tactics of early-stage entrepreneurship.TiE Chennai organized a Startup Super Day, during which I delivered the keynote address followed by a live strategy roundtable. At the roundtable, five entrepreneurs pitched their businesses to me, and I interacted with them in our usual format, with active participation from the audience.First up, Girish Mathrubootham from Chennai, India, presented Freshdesk, a SaaS solution for multi-channel customer support including knowledge base and social CRM support. Girish and his team are former Zoho employees and bring to their entrepreneurial efforts the perspective and learnings of Zoho, which has been successful in drastically undercutting high-end competitors in a major market, namely CRM, the office suite, and so on.FreshdeskI liked this venture very much and see the basic framework of using the Indian cost structure to provide SaaS products that are competitive in terms of performance and functionality at drastically lower prices as a massive opportunity for Indian entrepreneurs to go after. Almost a thousand SaaS/cloud startups have been launched over the past decade, and in each niche there are opportunities for concept arbitrage using this basic formula. I am very glad to see Girish and his team going after one such opportunity. Girish already has a number of clients and is well on his way to building the business. The go-to-market strategy has to be fine-tuned to make it more precise, but the basic premise of the business is validated.Interviewstreet.comNext, also from Chennai, India, Vivek Ravisankar pitched, a nifty concept for testing programmers’ skill levels in various key languages to bypass the lengthy interviewing that goes into screening candidates in a hiring process. Vivek already has Amazon, Google, and a few other companies using the product and needs to put together a scalable telesales process to be able to sell it to a larger number of customers. The value proposition is well articulated, validated, and very clean.Quantum ArcThen, Satish from Chennai, India, discussed Quantum Arc, a solution for predictive analysis and forecasting of fire breakout hazards by monitoring electrical/power infrastructures in major facilities. The concept, if technically as compelling as it sounds, could become a standard in building safety all over the world. The majority of the discussion was about go-to-market strategy, channels and regulatory issues. It’s a very impressive concept, to say the least!Invention LabsWe also had Ajit Narayanan present AVAZ, designed by Invention Labs, a neat learning and communication product that helps people with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, autism, mental retardation, and speech disorders to communicate. The product has won a national award from the president of India for its empowerment of people with disabilities. However, in my assessment, the bigger opportunity for this business is to go to market as a mobile app.ET InteractiveFinally, Robin Mathew presented ET Interactive Design, a retail concept to address the disconnect between rural artisans and the merchandise they produce, and customers and what they want to buy. While the basic premise is compelling, and I am very interested in entrepreneurship opportunities in this area, the business model is flawed. I advised Robin to review rural and slum development, as well as lifestyle brand projects in Vision India 2020 and decide which one captures his fancy, then come and work with me on executing on it.Some of these businesses should definitely apply for the Microsoft BizSpark India Startup Challenge grants. I look forward to working with all of them further in 1M/1M.You can select the business you like best of those discussed through a poll on the 1M/1M Facebook page. Also, on the evening of April 9, I met with a large group of TiE Chennai charter members to brainstorm about Capitalism 2.0 and entrepreneurship development, which also yielded a very animated discussion.At the end of the day, we sealed a partnership between 1M/1M and TiE Chennai whereby TiE Chennai members can receive a discount of 25% off the annual membership fee for the 1M/1M premium program until June 16, 2011, and a 15% discount thereafter. The 1M/1M premium program offers entrepreneurs access to on-demand educational, business development and incubation resources and strategy discussions with me for $1,000 per year. I am traveling in India over the next several days and will be holding more live roundtables in Mumbai (April 16) and Pune (April 17).Our usual online roundtable schedule will resume April 21 and focus on the northeastern part of the United States. Recordings of previous online roundtables are all available here. You can register for the upcoming roundtables here.Sramana Mitra is the founder of the One Million by One Million (1M/1M) initiative, an educational, business development and incubation program that aims to help one million entrepreneurs globally to reach $1 million in revenue and beyond. She is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and strategy consultant, she writes the blog Sramana Mitra On Strategy, and is author of the Entrepreneur Journeys book series and Vision India 2020. From 2008 to 2010, Mitra was a columnist for Forbes. As an entrepreneur CEO, she ran three companies: DAIS, Intarka, and Uuma. She has a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting sramana mitra Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#start#StartUp 101 last_img read more

first_imgNever the one to mince words when it comes speaking his mind, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday criticised the hectic cricket schedule, saying the crammed calendar this year will drain the players both physically and mentally.”It does affect the performance of players. The physical aspect you can battle but because of the amount of cricket (you play) at times you find yourself mentally and emotionally quite drained,” Dhoni told a press conference in Chennai when asked about the crammed schedule ahead this year.Less than a week after the conclusion of the World Cup that lasted over 40 days, IPL-IV kicks-off on Friday and will last 50 days. Indian players will play series against West Indies, England and Australia later in the year.”After the IPL, India play West Indies series, we then go straight to England, we come back, if we qualify (in the IPL) you play in the Champions League. Then there is another couple of tournaments before you move to Australia, so it’s quite a hectic schedule ahead of us,” Dhoni said.”Even if the demanding schedule may not affect all the players, it will affect quite a few players who have been part of all the cricket we have played for about the past six months,” he added.Dhoni had just before the World Cup spoken against the busy schedule, saying that this has made the players physically and mentally tired. That led to angry reaction from the BCCI who said that players are permitted to take rest whenever they feel tired.advertisementThe Chennai Super Kings skipper was in the city to kickstart CSK’s latest IPL season. CSK won the tournament last year and also the Champions League Twenty20.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi, enroute to BRICS meeting in Brazil, arrives at Tegel Military Airport in Berlin, Germany. on Sunday.Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived on Sunday for an overnight stopover on his way to Brazil for a summit meeting of the BRICS nations that will address regional crises and security threats to restore a climate of peace while advancing global economic stability.In a departure statement in New Delhi before leaving for Berlin en route Fortaleza in Brazil for his first multi-lateral engagement with global leaders, Modi said that India looks forward to the BRICS initiative for setting up the New Development Bank and Contingent Reserve Arrangement.The BRICS Development Bank with a corpus of USD 100 million will fund projects in a number of countries and other developing countries. India along with China are in contention for establishing its headquarters either in New Delhi or in Shanghai.Modi is visiting Brazil at the invitation of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to attend the Sixth BRICS Summit being held in Fortaleza and Brasilia on 15-16 July.The Prime Minister noted that the meeting is taking place at a time of political turmoil, conflict and human crisis in several parts of the world.There is also persisting weaknesses and unrest in the global economy. Many emerging economies have experienced a slowdown which has increased the challenge of pursuing inclusive and economic development, he said.”I look at the BRICS Summit as an opportunity to discuss with my BRICS partners how we can contribute to international efforts to address regional crises, address security threats and restore a climate of peace and stability in the world,” he said.advertisement”I also look forward to our discussions to further advance intra-BRICS economic cooperation and our collective efforts to advance global economic stability and prosperity.In particular, I look forward to the successful conclusion of major BRICS initiatives, like the New Development Bank and the Contingent Reserve Arrangement, which have seen significant progress since their launch in New Delhi in 2012,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgAtletico de Kolkata played out their third draw of the season as FC Goa held the former champions to a 1-1 stalemate in an Indian Super League (ISL) encounter at the Rabindra Sarovar Stadium on Sunday.South African winger Sameehg Doutie (6th) and Jofre Mateu (77th, penalty) netted either side of halftime as both outfits played out their third tie in ISL history. ATK’s Stephen Pearson and Goa’s Sanjay Balmuchu were given the marching orders in the second half.Courtesy Sunday’s result, FC Goa opened their account after four matches but remained on rock-bottom while ATK moved to third with six points from four matches.Zico ringed in as many as five changes with Subhasish Roy Chowdhury, Keenan Almeida, Gregory Arnolin, Richarlyson Barbosa and Robin Singh included at the expense of Laxmikant Kattimani, Reinaldo, Fulganco Cordozo, Lucio and Sahil Tavora.Atletico made three changes with Tiri (injured), Bikramjit Singh and Juan Belencoso making way for Henrique Sereno who made his ISL debut, Abhinash Ruidas and Stephen Pearson.The hosts got into the act straightaway. Hume was blocked by Raju Gaikwad near the box giving away a cheap free kick. Lara stepped up to swing in a delicious ball which was a bit too long but Hume headed it into the area.Raju was the culprit again as he failed to clear the ball out of danger with Doutie on hand to volley home a sumptuous goal from just outside the box.Goa’s best chance of the half fell to Robin whose shot from close forcing Debjit to produce an acrobatic save at his near post.advertisementAt the break, ATK led 1-0.The first fifteen minutes of the second half was eventful as both sides saw the dreaded red. First the home team suffered a setback when Pearson found himself at the end of a harsh refereeing decision for a fairly innocuous tackle on Trindade Goncalves.The visitors’ advantage was shortlived though as Balmuchu saw a second yellow for bringing down the impressive Prabir Das at the hour mark.Changes had to be ringed in by both managers with Molina drafting in Bikramjit Singh in place of Ruidas and Zico replacing the largely ineffective Robin for Mandar Rao Desai. Romeo Fernandes was also introduced in place of Keenan to add teeth to Goa’s flailing arsenal.Goa equalised against the run of play when Jofre’s corner was deemed to have been handled by Borja inside the box. The former Barcelona midfielder player slotted home from the spot sending Debjit the wrong way.last_img read more