Spanking taxonomy

first_imgAssemblywoman Sally Lieber repeatedly uses the words “spanking,” “beating” and “slapping” interchangeably. I assume she has no children. Spanking involves hitting legs or buttocks with one hand, belt or switch. The hand hurts the mother more than the child. Beating involves hitting anywhere, with whatever is handy, and leaving a scar or bruise, or causing death. Slapping is using an open hand to smack a face. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said: “The president has made it clear, the secretary of state has made it clear, I’ve made it clear … we are not planning for a war with Iran.” Well, considering the lying and lack of planning prior to the ongoing war in Iraq, my guess is we’re going to war with Iran! – Eddie Johnson Panorama City Man poisons dog Re “Man is arrested in dog poisoning” (Feb. 3): I can well appreciate the desperation felt by Larry Rothfork, who for too many years has had to listen to the incessant barking of his neighbor’s noisy boxer. I have a neighbor who leaves her dogs outside, unfed, oftentimes for over 13 hours in a day while she is off at work and play – uncaring about what others have to endure by her thoughtlessness. While we do have enforceable laws regarding barking between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m., this is not enough. Along with those who work nights and need to sleep during the day, everyone deserves a quiet environment at home at any hour. It is time to revisit the barking-dog laws in Los Angeles. – Lisa Freedman Valley Glen Lazy nonvoters Re “Mandatory democracy” (Our Opinions, Feb. 5): Note to Assemblyman Joe Coto, D-San Jose: Registration is no solution to the lack of election participation in California. Folks who do not vote sit at home waiting for an engraved invitation and the limousine to take them to their polling place. These folks will not even make the effort to complete and mail an absentee-voter postcard. I say we adopt the Hawaiian answer to this situation: no vote, no grumble. – Louise Clarke Stone Sunland Fat cats win Re “United front defeats council” (Feb. 4): The headline may claim it was a united front that tried to deny living wages to airport hotel workers, but reading deeper into the article you’ll see that city matters are decided by fat-cat lobbyists who will promulgate any position for a buck. Harvey Englander and Arnie Berghoff make out like bandits. As Englander said, “And we were prepared to spend anything it took in an election.” That’s right, folks, including $3 million of our taxpayer money so airport hotels can continue underpaying and stealing tips from poverty-level employees. What do the lobbyists care? They got paid. – Marshall Abernathy Woodland Hills160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Spanking is the parents’ choice if it does no physical harm and the child knows why. One should not spank a child under 3 years old. Lieber should check her facts before making legislative suggestions. – Lynette Grismore Valencia Their lips are moving last_img read more

AN GRIANAN CONFIRM LEAK AT THEATRE BUT SAY REPORT SENT TO COUNCIL

first_imgAn Grianan Theatre has confirmed there is an issue with the theatre’s roof which has resulted in leaks to the administrative office and first dressing room.The Letterkenny theatre was at the centre of a safety scare after a former committee members expressed concern at the leak.Paddy O’Connor said action needed to be taken immediately to prevent the leak from becoming a major issue. A spokesman for An Grianan said “These spaces are adjacent and are based on the upper right hand side of the building. Presently the leaks are confined to these spaces.“The rest of the theatre building in fully functional and open to the public and the theatre’s user groups. There is no health and safety issue for any members of the public, performers or theatre staff.”He added the leaks in the administrative office have inconvenienced theatre staff and as a result the administrative team has relocated to the meeting room space in the down stairs area of the theatre.The knock on effect of using the meeting room space for office accommodation means that the meetings and classes which were held in that space have to be relocated to other places. “We are using the stage for classes when it is free and other classes have been accommodated by our colleagues in the RCC.”An Grianan Theatre is owned by the Donegal County Council and the Council is fully aware of the situation regarding the roof.The Council’s Facilities Manager Mr Paddy Mullan has been active and helpful in investigating the problem with the roof.He has commissioned a report which identifies the cause of the problem and makes recommendations to address it. That report was recently sent to senior management with in the Council and we are currently awaiting their response. AN GRIANAN CONFIRM LEAK AT THEATRE BUT SAY REPORT SENT TO COUNCIL was last modified: February 19th, 2013 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:An Grianan TheatreDonegal County Councilleaklast_img read more

GAA NEWS – BUNCRANA CELEBRATES COLAISTI INIS EOGHAIN ACHIEVEMENT

first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes for Week Ending Sunday 23rd February 2014Coláistí Inis Eoghain in first-ever McLarnon Cup Final The Club was well represented on Sunday as Inishowen Colleges saw off the challenge of Patrician College Carrickmacross to make it to their first ever colleges provincial final. Rising senior county player Darrach O’Connor was man of the match achieving a personal tally of 3-06. Darrach obviously didn’t spend too long at the club dinner dance last night where he was a special guest and presented many of the awards! Kevin McLaughlin also scored an important goal at a crunch time in the game and John Campbell pitched in with 4 points too. Caolan McGonagle, Shane McLaughlin, Jack O’Loughlin and Sam Doherty also played a big part in this historic day for Inishowen and are great source of pride to their Club. Well done lads!Scor na nOg It’s all systems go now as attention will be focused on events in Castlebar this Saturday. Our really talented team from the club will be going all out to add a National title to their Ulster one in the Scor na nOg National Final. It would be great if members could show their support and attend the event. Anyone who would like to order tickets for the March 1st Final should contact Grainne, the Club Secretary, at secretary.buncrana.donegal@gaa.ie or 0864650200. Tickets cost €20 each. A bus will be travelling on Saturday 1st March and some places are available but you should book ASAP otherwise they will be gone. Good luck to the kids and their director Patricia Tinney Doherty. Club Dinner Dance and Presentation Night was a good night’s craic for all who attended and anyone who is a bit hazy about the event can remind themselves of what went down by checking out the Club Facebook page! Thanks to the Inishowen Gateway and staff for their great hospitality and the band, Off The Rails, who got the crowd off their feet and onto the dance-floor! The Club would like to thank clubman and senior county player Darrach O’Connor and County Development Officer Michael McMenamin for presenting most of the awards on the night. Big thanks too to Aine Daly, Claire McCarron and Gráinne Uí Chearáinfor trojan work in organising everything.The awards and presentations were as follows:Scor na nOg – County & Ulster ChampionsLiam Coyle, Dylan Cuffe, Shannon Doherty, Emer Grant, Aoife Lennon, Naomi McLaughlin, Annie Powell, Adrian McMyler (Director Patricia Tinney Doherty) Community Volunteer Award – Mickey BradleyLadies Junior B County ChampionsBrinan Doherty, Caroline Gallagher, Catherine Mc Laughlin, Ciara Masterson, Claire Doherty, Danielle Kelly, Danielle Loughrey, Deirdre Grant, Jenna Mc Daid, Joanne Buck, Lauren Hegarty, Mairead Walsh, Martina Mullan, Michaela Mullan, Michelle Browne, Natasha Craig, Niamh Connelly, Paula Mc Gorey, Roisin Doherty, Sarah Barnett, Sarah Parker, Aisling Henderson, Caroline Duffy, Charlene Mc Connellogue, Chloe Doherty, Ciara Barber, Leah Ryan, Roisin Clothery, Bronagh Mc Briarty, Jenna Moynagh, Mary Mc Kinney, Tara MullanLadies Player of the Year – Deirdre GrantMinor Hurler of the Year – Conor Grant County Representatives HurlingConor Grant, Donal Og McLaughlin, Daniel Wilson, Stephen Nelson, Paul Nelson, Jack O’Loughlin, Aedan Stokes, Tom Clare, Sam Doherty (Roe)U21 Player of the Year – Kevin O LoughlinReserve Player of the Year – Patrick Duffy Senior Player of the Year – Oisin Doherty (X)Minor County Football ChampionsCounty Final Man of the Match – Caolan McGonagleMinor Footballer of the Year – Stephen DohertyCounty Representatives FootballPeter McLaughlin, Bruce Waldron, Darrach O’Connor, John CampbellSpecial Recognition Award – Claire DohertyClub Person of the Year – Lawrence HegartyComhgairdeas do Claire Doherty who was awarded the Ulster Ladies Gaelic Football Club Person of the Year at our Annual Dinner Dance and Club Presentations Night.Comhgairdeas also to Club stalwart John and Anna Porter on the birth of their first grandchild in Galway. No definite word yet from John but we believe he’ll do all he can to persuade the child to play for Buncrana and Donegal!Seniors, Minors, Under 21’s and Reserves Hurling & Football training this week, Wednesday 7.30pm and Friday 7.30pm. All players are urged to make every effort to attend.Senior Ladies training every Wednesday at 7.30 in Buncrana Youth Club. New members always welcome.Under Age TrainingU6 Football 6.30-7.30pm Friday Crana CollegeU8 Football 4-5pm Saturday Buncrana Youth ClubU8 Hurling 5-6pm Saturday Buncrana Youth ClubU10 Football 6-7pm Friday Buncrana Youth ClubU10/U12 Hurling 7-8pm Wednesday Crana CollegeU12 Football 7-8pm Monday & Friday ScarveyU14 Football 7-8.30pm Tuesday & Friday ScarveyU14 Hurling 7-8.30pm Tuesday & Thursday ScarveyU12/U14/U16 Girls Football 7-8pm Mondays ScarveyRestart of the Parish LeaguesU8 and U10 registration Tuesday 25th 3.30-4.30U12 Thursday 27th 3.30-4.30The U12 hurlers played in the indoor finals in Dungiven on Sunday. They played 3 matches – Carrige Mór, Na Magha and Kevin Lynches. They won two and lost won but was very unlucky to be defeated by Kevin Lynches. Buncrana played a brilliant game and put in a mighty effort but Kevin Lynches had luck on their side. Sincere thanks to all the parents who travelled with us today. Well Done BoysMembership registration Important information for parents and children intending to play for the Club. If you or your child is a player/coach it is of upmost importance that you are registered for insurance purposes.If you are not a playing member but wish to be considered for Donegal tickets throughout the season you must be registered by early March.NB:- Membership does not guarantee match tickets and only adult members can be considered for ticket allocation. Please see our Facebook page, Website and notices in The Clubhouse for membership fees, or contact secretary.buncrana.donegal@gaa.ie if you have any further queries or contact Claire (0863340965) or Grainne (0864650200).Hurling foundation course Several Club members attended this course last weekend in McCumhaill Park. Hopefully they’ll be displaying the skills learned over the coming season and passing them on to younger members. Well done to all who attended.Eamon McMenamin Fundraisers The Club is hosting a Coffee Morning in memory of Eamon McMenamin on Friday 28th February from 10am-2pm in O’Flahertys bar. All money raised will go towards the Oncology Unit in Letterkenny General Hospital. Please note that the Coffee Morning is on the same day as the quiz organised by the McLaughlin family in the Malin Hotel later that night, 9pm startt. It would be a nice way to mark Eamon’s passing if you could call into O’Flaherty’s that morning and have a wee coffee in his memory.Buncrana GAA Lotto There was no jackpot winner last week. The draw takes place each Tuesday night in O’Flaherty’s Bar.Lotto Winners of €10 + TicketCarmel McCarron, TullydishBrian Stokes, ClonglashCathal Wilson, Droim ArdCaroline Duffey, LeophinCathal McLaughlin, AghillyMembers of the Men’s Senior Football team will be collecting for the month of March. All patrons are asked to support the Lotto each Saturday night. Thanks for your continued support; the funds raised go a long way to keeping the Club going.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaa @buncranagaa, or visit our website www.buncranagaa.com.GAA NEWS – BUNCRANA CELEBRATES COLAISTI INIS EOGHAIN ACHIEVEMENT was last modified: February 23rd, 2014 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:buncrana gaa club noteslast_img read more

Martial could defy Man United and join a Premier League rival

first_img Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Martial joined United in 2015 and initially flourished, even scoring the winner against Everton in the FA Cup semi-final LIVING THE DREAM 2 Signing imminent? Man United target ‘on flight’ to England for talks with club GOSSIP on his way Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED Transfer news REAL DEAL 2 Martial has struggled for minutes under Jose Mourinho fear Anthony Martial is prepared to go against the wishes of Jose Mourinho, the Manchester United manager, and remain in the Premier League.Having been linked with both Chelsea and Tottenham, this will be music to the ears of United’s rivals.It is understood United are willing to sell the wantaway forward, who has a year left on his current contract, but would prefer to see him move abroad.center_img ‘perfect fit” The 22-year-old has been linked with moves to Juventus and Bayern Munich.He started just 18 league games last season and failed to make France’s final 23-man squad for their victorious World Cup campaign.However, SunSport report that Martial will defy his bosses because he wants to remain in the Premier League.When Martial joined the club for £36m in 2015, the 19-year-old became British football’s most expensive teenager and initially flourished under manager Louis van Gaal. However, the forward has fallen out of favour under Mourinho, who is said to have doubts about his ability to focus and perform consistently.United could trigger a 12-month option on the contract he penned when he arrived from Monaco in 2015 for £36million, possibly rising to £57.6m, in order to increase his value in the market.Spurs are looking to increase their firepower up front and may offload Vincent Janssen and Fernando Llorente.Chelsea, meanwhile, are reportedly working on replacing Eden Hazard with Martial if the Belgian joins Real Madrid.In June, Martial’s agent, Philippe Lamboley was quoted as saying: “After thinking about all the possibilities, Anthony wants to leave Manchester United.“When Manchester United, which is the most powerful club in the world, does not find an agreement in eight months of negotiations, it is that it does not really want to make it (Martial) an important player.” Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Carroll explains why he wanted to fail Liverpool medical before £35m move heading off three-way race Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Man United ‘miss out’ on Minamino, West Ham scout Flamengo strikers, Auba wants out Arsenal ace heading for January exit as German club ready bid for midfielder Lamboley added: “It is a well-considered decision. He is under contract, United will have the last word and we will respect the decision of the club, it will go to the end of its commitment.“We do not have the same vision on Anthony’s future. Without the unconditional support of the fans, Anthony would have already asked to leave United.” Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father IN DEMAND Euro expert explains why Liverpool should be so excited about Minaminolast_img read more

FIVE DONEGAL TEENS AWARDED FOROIGE LEADERSHIP CERTS AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

first_imgDonegal Teenagers Keelin Mulhearn, Anita Robinson, Ciara Crawford, Katie Hoad and Paddy Gillespie.Five Donegal teenagers have graduated from a programme designed to inspire them to become great leaders.Keelin Mulhearn and Paddy Gillespie from Ballyshannon, Anita Robinson from Glenfin, Ciara Crawford from Frosses and Katie Hoad from Inver were joined by more than 300 other young people from across Ireland and around the world during a recent graduation ceremony to mark the end of the 5th annual Foróige Albert Schweitzer Leadership for Life International Youth Conference.The leadership programme and annual conference is run by Foróige in partnership with ICCUSA, the Irish Chamber of Commerce – United States of America. The programme is open to teenagers in every country and the conference was attended by young delegates from the USA, Palestine, South Korea, Northern Ireland, India, Nigeria and Kenya.As part of the week-long conference, inspirational lectures were given by Olympic boxing silver medallist Kenneth Egan as well as the Irish head of internet giant PayPal Louise Phelan.The programme also includes workshops on team building, critical thinking and communication skills and peer discussions on matters of global importance.Hollywood star Matt McCoy acts as the ongoing ambassador to the leadership programme and mentored the young delegates during the conference. Matt McCoy has most recently featured in some of the USA’s biggest shows The Mentalist and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, though he is probably best known for starring in two ‘Police Academy’ films, ‘L.A. Confidential’ and ‘The Hand that Rocks the Cradle’. Speaking at the launch, Matt said:“This is the fifth year I’ve been back in Ireland for the conference and I must admit, this has been the best yet. The young people attending have gained skills to become true leaders of their own lives, of their communities, of businesses, of causes and of countries.“They have the drive and passion to make the world around them a better place. It really is inspirational and I’m delighted to be in the front row witnessing the first steps in the journey of our next generation of world leaders.”Foróige Chief Executive Seán Campbell said: “Now more than ever, we need to help young people cultivate the skills and qualities they need to become great leaders.“Young people who take part in the conference look at themselves differently, they see that they have the power to stand up and be counted as citizens of the world. Not only that, they see that they have the capability and the talents to make the world around them a better one, not just for themselves but for generations to come. It’s a hugely positive experience and one that Foróige is extremely proud of.” The young people must complete three modules in order to fully graduate from the programme. At the end of the conference, the 300 delegates received certificates for completing various stages of the programme.The conference comes after the recent publication of an independent study into the Foróige Albert Schweitzer Leadership for Life Programme which found that teenagers who actively engage in leadership training manifest key skills including social skills, self-control, confidence, assertiveness and a sense of achievement.The study, conducted by Dr. Sue Redmond at NUI Galway and overseen by Professor Mark Brennan from Penn State University, USA, was conducted over an 18 month period amongst 400 young people who participated in the Foróige Albert Schweitzer Leadership for Life Progamme.The study also found that an increase in female representation in leadership roles throughout society, including business, politics and public service, is needed. FIVE DONEGAL TEENS AWARDED FOROIGE LEADERSHIP CERTS AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE was last modified: August 18th, 2013 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:awardsdonegalforoigelast_img read more

Where does Franklin Barreto fit in with A’s after Jurickson Profar trade?

first_imgMESA, Ariz. — After the A’s were eliminated by the Yankees in the AL wild-card game last October, Franklin Barreto departed the visiting clubhouse at Yankee Stadium with hope.Aware of Jed Lowrie’s impending free agency, Barreto knew the A’s starting second base job could be had. No longer blocked, the path was clear. But things don’t always work out exactly as originally envisioned.Before Lowrie even found a new club, the A’s pulled off a December three-team deal to acquired Jurickson …last_img read more

Saving is a big deal

first_imgRay Maota Since July 2008 to date Teach Children to Save South Africa, through 15 banks and 28 financial sector institutions, has empowered more than 350 000 grade four to seven pupils in over 1 500 schools. (Image: Flickr) Fikile Kuhlase of Basa said that the rationale of the programme is that the earlier children learn about the importance of saving and spending money wisely, the better the chances that this culture will be engrained in them. (Image: The Banking Association South Africa) MEDIA CONTACTS • Teach Children to Save South Africa  + 27 11 645 6721/6740 RELATED ARTICLES • SA financial whiz is world’s best • Grooming future leaders: priceless • Young people: own your destiny! • All aboard the Youth ExpressThe need for a culture of saving has been reiterated countless times by financial institutions. How better to get one going than to instil it in young people who will benefit from the habit in their adult years?This is where the Teach Children to Save South Africa (TCTS SA) programme comes in. This year the initiative is celebrating five years of grooming youngsters to be savvy savers.Set up by the Banking Association South Africa (Basa), which partnered with the national Department of Education, the programme focuses mainly on primary school pupils under the age of 13 years.Basa represents local and international banks registered in South Africa, and currently has 34 members. Its fundamental mission is to provide banking services to as many South Africans as possible in the interest of developing growth in the country’s socio-economic sector.“Financial literacy is among the strategic objectives of the association,” said Fikile Kuhlase, senior GM of socio-economic growth and development at Basa.How the programme worksThis year’s edition of the programme will be rolled out nationally from 16 to 27 July, with the main event taking place on the 18th at the Booi Primary School in Port Elizabeth’s Zwide township.During the week of the campaign, pupils will participate in lessons and activities designed to create an understanding of crucial tools like budgets and savings plans.They will also be taught how to differentiate between needs and wants, track their daily expenses and learn how to make saving an integral part of their lives.“The lessons are delivered by volunteer bankers and financial sector professionals who have willingly traded the boardroom for the classroom to instil lifelong sound habits of saving,” said Kuhlase.Since July 2008 to date the programme, through 15 banks and 28 financial sector institutions, has empowered more than 350 000 grade four to seven pupils in over 1 500 schools.“The rationale is that the earlier children learn about the importance of saving and spending money wisely, the better the chances that this culture will be engrained in them,” said Kuhlase.Interested schools have to register with the South African Savings Institute (Sasi) to become part of the programme.Role modelWell-known television and radio personality Minnie Dlamini (22) has been appointed as the programme’s ambassador.“Minnie epitomises the type of behaviour we hope to instil with this programme,” said Kuhlase.“Not only is she financially savvy, but she is astute as well, and because of this, she is now financially independent.”Besides appearing in broadcaster M-Net’s popular television series The Wild, Dlamini is also the face of international hair-care brand Motions and presents a music programme on national radio station Metrofm.Financial literacy criticalFinancial literacy is critical in improving South Africa’s saving rate. According to Basa, 70% of South African adults do not save.In 2011 the country’s domestic savings rate had seen a drop of over 10% from 35% 23 years before, in 1988. The country is ranked among the lowest in the world at 20%.In contrast, consumers from developing countries such as China are saving more, with the Asian country boasting the highest rate in the world with 52% of national GDP.While the poor savings culture impacts individual households, it also affects the inclusive growth of the country’s economy, says Sasi, which celebrates national savings month every year in July.“The current domestic economic situation with slow growth and inflation at the top of its band has exposed South Africans’ vulnerabilities in terms of their income, expenditure, savings and debt,” said Sasi chairperson Prem Govender, at the launch of the campaign earlier in July.She said South Africans needed to take charge of their lives by saving.“Many South Africans still count on the state or their neighbours to bail them out of financial woes,” said Govender.last_img read more

Champions League Qualifiers: Ajax, Club Brugge and Slavia Prague Advance to Group Stage

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Amsterdam: A goal by midfielder Edson Alvarez on his first start and a brilliant strike by Dusan Tadic fired Ajax Amsterdam into the Champions League group stage as they beat Apoel Nicosia of Cyprus 2-0 on Wednesday following a scoreless draw last week.They will be joined by Club Bruges, who beat Austrian side LASK Linz 3-1 on aggregate, and Slavia Prague, who claimed a second 1-0 victory over CFR Cluj of Romania to win the two-legged tie 2-0. After dominating the first half against the dogged Cypriot side, Mexican midfielder Alvarez put Ajax ahead just before the break, heading home Hakim Ziyech’s superb free kick.Klaas Jan Huntelaar thought he had doubled the advantage from a similar Ziyech free kick early in the second half, but his effort was ruled out after a lengthy VAR review found that defender Joel Veltman was marginally offside in the build-up.Apoel suffered the same fate a few minutes later as an offside flag cancelled out what would have been a precious away goal.With the visitors tiring visibly, Tadic put the tie beyond doubt with a sublime goal in the 80th minute, deftly controlling Huntelaar’s sumptuous crossfield pass before firing an unstoppable shot past Vid Belec.That brought the 53,100 fans at the Johan Cruyff Arena to their feet, and they sang well after the final whistle to celebrate the progression of the four-times European champions and last season’s semi-finalists from a tricky qualifying phase.”This was a difficult game for us, but with the help from our fans we were stronger. Teams always play very compact against us, and the state of the pitch today did not help our play,” Tadic told reporters.”But scoring the first goal provided some rest – Ajax belongs in the Champions League, we need to play Champions League every year,” he added.Defender Jan Boril scored for Czech champions Slavia Prague to give them a 1-0 home win over Cluj and a 2-0 aggregate victory to make the group stage of the Champions League for the first time in 12 years.”I had a chance in the first half but opted for a cross and during the break everybody told me I should have shot. So in the second half I went in there like a tank and the only thing I wanted to do was shoot at the far post,” Boril said.Midfielder Hans Vanaken put Belgian side Bruges on course for the group stage with a goal in the 70th minute but LASK Linz hauled themselves back into the tie with a penalty 16 minutes from time.A red card for central defender Gernot Trauner ended their spirited fightback, however, and Emmanuel Dennis sent Bruges through with an 89th-minute goal.The losing sides go into the draw for the group stages of the Europa League on Friday. The Champions League draw takes place on Thursday. AjaxAPOELchampions leagueChampions League draw First Published: August 29, 2019, 9:56 AM ISTlast_img read more

India telcos mobile data revenue may hit Rs95.5K cr in 5yrs

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 14 (PTI) Indian telecom operators are expected to rake in Rs 95,500 crore in revenues from mobile data services over the next five years, says a report by ICRA.Mobile data revenues are expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21 per cent by financial year 2021 and are expected to contribute 34 per cent to the total mobile service earnings, the ratings agency said.At present, mobile data accounts for about 20 per cent of the telecom operators revenues, the report said.”Over the last five years, data revenues for the ICRA Sample of telcos traced a strong CAGR of 54 per cent from Rs 3,200 crore in FY 2011-12 to Rs 27,450 crore in FY 2015-16,” ICRA AVP Corporate Sector ratings Harsh Jagnani said.Nevertheless, when compared to international levels, the data revenues as proportion of total mobile service revenues in India are significantly lower, presenting a strong growth driver, he added.ICRA said the revenue stream of the telecom companies has evolved over the years from being largely driven by voice services to one with a substantial mix of data revenues.High speed data services were started in India post the 2010 auction of data-centric spectrum. With growing data requirement, data service technology has evolved from 2G to 3G and now 4G by way of LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology.As on December 2015, the broadband subscribers (3G and 4G) comprised 46 per cent of the total data subscribers for the ICRA Sample, as against just 8 per cent, as on June 2012.Now with 4G rollout, ICRA expects the proportion of mobile broadband subscribers (3G and 4G) in the total data subscribers to increase further.advertisement”Data revenues constitute 19 per cent of the total revenues for ICRA Sample of Indian telcos, which is significantly lower than the 40-50 per cent seen for mature international markets and 20-30 per cent seen for emerging markets,” Jagnani said.India is 3-5 years behind the developed markets in terms of roll out of data services and its penetration to a meaningful extent, he added.A majority of the developed markets witnessed rollout of 3G services during 2004-2006.In these markets, 3G services evolved and matured over 7-9 years before the rollout of 4G/LTE services. In China, 3G was rolled out in 2009 and within five years, 4G was launched.”In India, 3G rollout began in 2011 and is still in early stage, while the 4G network rollout has started,” he said.Given the high competitive intensity in India and risks of aggressive pricing, India will see data growth at low realisations, he added. PTI SR SBT MKJlast_img read more

Gabriel Jesus shows Pep Guardiola he can be Manchester City’s shooting star

first_imgIn what was becoming a duck-shoot for City in the wake of Oleksandr Zinchenko’s 30-yard lob to make it 4-0, the task for Jesus was to keep pressing his claim. After City awoke from a brief slumber early in the second half he did precisely that. Riyad Mahrez chipped in and there was Jesus for a second headed finish and second hat-trick of the campaign, following the three in November’s 6-0 drubbing of Shakhtar Donetsk here in the Champions League.More was to come. Jesus added his fourth and City’s seventh with a neat turn home from Sané’s low cross, while Phil Foden (City’s fifth), Kyle Walker (eighth) and finally Mahrez completed a 9-0 rout, better than Saturday’s 7-0 FA Cup win over Rotherham and the biggest win of the Guardiola era. Now he will assess Jesus and Agüero and decide who should face Wolves.A third option for Guardiola is to select both his star forwards as he has previously but if he picks only one it will be fascinating to see who he plumps for. As the second phase of the season starts to unfold, it is a good problem to have.Afterwards Guardiola said: “Strikers need goals.” Jesus plundered Burton for plenty of them on Wednesday night. Carabao Cup Gabriel Jesus tucks home his second and Manchester City’s third. Photograph: Matt West/BPI/REX/Shutterstock Share via Email features Share on LinkedIn Manchester City Twitter Gabriel Jesus hits four in Manchester City’s 9-0 destruction of Burton Albion Read more On a quarter of an hour Jesus gave an illustration of the first point, dropping back to the centre circle to take the ball, feed it, and race into the area, only for Leroy Sané’s cross to miss his run as he pulled away from a melee near the goal. His movement – pulling away to the left and then darting inside – was bright, but a scuffed shot that gave Bradley Collins in Burton’s goal no cause for alarm was illustrative of his lack of potency. Soon, though, he did show a marksman’s instinct. Kevin De Bruyne had opened the scoring after five minutes and now, on the half-hour, Jesus reacted before four yellow-shirted opponents after Sané’s shot was repelled by Collins and that was 2-0. This one came from his head and a second arrived minutes later, this time with the left foot. Agüero, now, may have begun fretting about his place. Share on Twitter Sportblog 1:31 Play Video Topics Burton Albion Pinterest Facebook Turn in the kind of high-energy display his manager loves and Jesus might begin to convince Guardiola he should dislodge Agüero, who was absent owing to flu but is expected to train on Thursday. And if he could add to his eight strikes the case could be made stronger – and Guardiola’s choice more difficult.The 21-year-old’s tally when the Carabao Cup semi-final against Burton started – from 24 appearances – compared unfavourably with Agüero’s, which stands at 12 in 21: numbers that make him the first-choice. Staying out of the treatment room has proved difficult for Jesus since his arrival in January 2017 from Palmeiras for £28m. A serious foot injury that spring was followed by a serious knee problem last spring: two maladies that allowed Agüero back into the reckoning, with Guardiola’s instinct being to prefer Jesus when both are available. Pep Guardiola ‘satisfied’ after Manchester City thrash Burton 9-0 – video Despite these interruptions his tallies in his first two seasons in England were impressive. Jesus’s seven from 10, and 13 from 29 appearances, 0.97 and 0.7 strikes per game, respectively, showed his quality. These compared to Agüero’s 20 in 31, and 21 in 25, in the same 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons: 0.75 and 0.96 goals per game.Yet this year Jesus’s numbers have fallen off dramatically: only three of his eight goals have been in the league, in 16 outings, at only 0.38 per match. For Agüero 10 of his 12 have come in the league, from 17 appearances, at 0.72 goals per game. This has raised questions about Jesus’s status more than once at Guardiola’s media briefings. The manager’s usual way of answering is to point to the player’s all-round contribution and to express the belief that his goal count will rise again. It certainly did here. The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Nigel Clough: ‘I hope Guardiola’s got more than a glass of wine for me’ Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest Gabriel Jesus’s first four-goal haul for Manchester City could not have been better timed. After Pep Guardiola’s pre-game stance that the Brazilian and Sergio Agüero have to compete to be his centre-forward this was a big chance to bid for a place when Wolves visit on Monday. Read more Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more