first_imgCavan 1-14 Donegal 2-08: Cavan squeezed past Donegal in Kingspan Breffni Park, winning by a single point against the side that knocked them out of the Ulster Championship last year.Donegal led by 1-07 to 0-09 at half-time with Stephen Griffin finding the net for Jim McGuinness’s men.Niall McDermott converted the rebound from his missed penalty to given the Breffni the momentum and although Paddy McBrearty found the net in the closing stages, Cavan hung on for the win. Donegal manager Jim McGuinness has confirmed that he will have to plan without the services of Michael Murphy for the start of the league with the forward set for groin surgery.McKenna Cup resultsSaturday 14 JanuarySection C Derry 1-16 0-14 UUJ (Celtic Park)Sunday 15 JanuarySection AAntrim 0-10 1-12 Tyrone (Casement Park)Fermanagh 2-14 0-10 Queen’s (Brewster Park) Section BMonaghan 0-11 4-12 Down (Clones)Armagh 1-18 0-10 St Mary’s College (Athletic Grounds)Section C Cavan 1-14 2-8 Donegal (Breffni Park)© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDONEGAL GO DOWN TO CAVAN IN McKENNA CUP was last modified: January 15th, 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)last_img read more

LEED Country Rankings for 2015 Announced

first_imgUpcoming climate negotiationsThe USGBC said that its rankings come in advance of the United Nations’ COP21 climate change negotiations that will take place in Paris from Nov. 30 through Dec. 11. The object is to devise strategies for keeping the global rise in temperature from preindustrial levels below 2 C° — the point at which scientists believe climate change would become dangerous.Buildings account for as much as 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the United Nations Environment Programme. That makes the transformation of the global built environment “one solution the entire world can get behind,” the USGBC said.Nearly 172,000 GSM of space are certified under LEED rules every day, the USGBC said. There are now more than 69,800 commercial and institutional projects, accounting for 1.23 billion GSM, and another 76,500 residential units certified under the LEED for Homes program.“LEED’s success demonstrates that there are proven, internationally credible solutions to some of the complex questions surrounding climate change mitigation that can help stimulate economic growth while also avoiding harmful economic disruptions,” the USGBC said.Consumer demand for green buildings also looks like good business. The USGBC said that the green building market hit $260 billion in 2013, and would push the value of the green building materials market to $234 billion by 2019, according to report from Transparency Market Research. Canada has more building space certified under various Leadership in Energy & Environment Design programs than any other country outside the United States, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced.The USGBC said that this year’s rankings, the second such list it has released, include seven of the world’s 20 largest single-nation economies as well as six of the top 11 producers of greenhouse gases — China, India, Germany, South Korea, Canada, and Brazil. USGBC CEO Rick Fedrizzi said, “It is now impossible to view social and economic development as separate issues from a robust sustainability agenda.”The analysis ranks countries in terms of the cumulative amount of gross square meters (GSM) of LEED-certified space, plus the number of LEED projects to date. The U.S. is still the world’s largest market for LEED, the USGBC said, with more than 10 times the certified space as Canada. The U.S. is not included in the rankings.China placed second in the rankings, with more than 2,000 LEED-certified projects and about 22 million square meters of certified space. India, Brazil, South Korea, and Germany were the next four. (For a full list of the top 10, see below). The numbers reflect certification through July 1, 2015.last_img read more

Fire will not impact schedule of Visakhapatnam: Mazagon Dock officials

first_imgA day after a fire on Visakhapatnam, an under-construction warship at the Mazgaon dockyard here, officials said it would be commissioned without any delays.Visakhapatnam is one of the four ships being built under Project 15B of the defence forces, the contract for which has been given to Mazagon Dock Ltd. (MDL). Once ready, it will be Indian Navy’s largest destroyer. A fire on the ship on Friday evening left one construction dead and another injured. MDL officials said the damage to the ship has not been evaluated yet, but it would not impact the deadline of the project. “The ship will be commissioned in 2021 as per schedule,” an MDL official said. “A committee has been formed to look into the matter. The source of the fire will soon be detected after which the damages and relevant costs of the incident will be evaluated. However, the evaluation will take some time,” the official added. Under Project 15B, MDL will build four ships which will feature cutting-edge advanced technology parallel to the best ships of similar class in the world.The four warships sanctioned under the Project 15B are 163 metres in length and 17.4 metres at beam. They will be propelled by four gas turbines, can achieve a speed of over 30 knots, and are equipped to carry two helicopters at a time.last_img read more

a month agoTaylor Harwood-Bellis full of pride making Man City debut

first_imgTaylor Harwood-Bellis full of pride making Man City debutby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTaylor Harwood-Bellis is full of pride after making his Manchester City debut.The 17 year-old featured in the Carabao Cup win over Preston.Now the teenager hopes to kick on and remain in manager Pep Guardiola’s plans for the rest of the season.”Make sure I stay in the manager’s mind,” Harwood-Bellis replied to the Manchester Evening News when asked by Man City what his goals were for the rest of the season.”Stay training with the first team and just kick on, do the best that I can.”It’s a dream come true to play for this club. Dream’s been there since I was five or six. Playing for the fans with these players is amazing, I loved every minute of it.”It’s always your goal when you’re coming through the academy to make the first team, I wasn’t expecting it, I knew I’d have to work for it but to make my debut here tonight has just been unbelievable.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

CBI takes no stand on pleas of Vanzara, Amin in Ishrat case

first_imgAhmedabad: The CBI on Wednesday refused to take any stand on the pleas of former police officers D G Vanzara and N K Amin seeking to drop court proceedings against them in the Ishrat Jahan alleged fake encounter case.The Gujarat government has refused sanction to prosecute them. In his submission before special judge J K Pandya, CBI lawyer R C Kodekar said the court may pass “appropriate order in accordance with the law” on the pleas of Vanzara and Amin. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The court on Wednesday also allowed the lawyer of Ishrat Jahan’s mother Shamima Kauser to file a reply opposing applications of Vanzara and Amin, and argue on the matter on April 9. The court said it will then decide the matter on merit. The CBI had earlier informed the court that the Gujarat government had declined to grant it sanction to prosecute Vanzara and Amin under section 197 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. Vanzara is a former deputy inspector general of police, while Amin retired as a superintendent of police. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KUnder section 197, a government’s sanction is necessary for the prosecution of a public servant. After the government refused a sanction to prosecute them, Vanzara and Amin moved the court, praying that the proceedings against them in the case be dropped. Kodekar had sought time to seek instructions from the CBI on the pleas filed by the two former police officers. On August 7, 2018, the court had rejected discharge applications of Vanzara and Amin, and also sought to know from the CBI whether the agency had requested the government for a sanction to prosecute them, so that the court could frame charges against them and start with the trial. Ishrat, a 19-year-old woman from Mumbra near Mumbai, Javed Shaikh alias Pranesh Pillai, Amjadali Akbarali Rana and Zeeshan Johar were killed by the Gujarat police in an encounter on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on June 15, 2004. The police claimed that they were terrorists and were planning to kill then chief minister Narendra Modi. A Special Investigation Team set up by the Gujarat High Court later concluded that the encounter was fake, after which the HC transferred the case to the CBI. In the first charge-sheet filed by the CBI in 2013, seven Gujarat police officers, including IPS officers P P Pandey, Vanzara and G L Singhal, were named as accused. The court later discharged Pandey.last_img read more

Burning issues

first_imgA day after complete anarchy unfolded during BJP president Amit Shah’s roadshow in Kolkata when a vicious attack on one of Bengal’s most revered figures, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, took place, the whole state plunged into a cultural vacuum overnight. While preparations were on for his bicentenary celebrations, his bust at Vidyasagar College was desecrated and broken into pieces. The incident drew widespread criticism not only from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee but also from the Bengali intelligentsia and the people of the state in general. Terming it to be “quite unfortunate and a well-planned attack on the college,” she said: “BJP will have to pay for vandalising the statue of Vidyasagar.” In Bengal, there is a deep connect with the legacy of the land, an emotion that is closely associated with the greatest reformers and social thinkers who were born here and left an ever-lasting impact on the culture and aesthetics of this part of the country that led to the Bengali Renaissance. Any attack and onslaught on such institutions will lead to a massive outcry, as has been witnessed in the case of Vidyasagar College incident. Creative personalities from various professions condemned the attack and raised their voices against what they termed as the “distasteful” attitude of the Narendra Modi government and urged people to “vote for Mamata Banerjee who is putting up a fierce resistance against the Modi-Shah tyranny”. Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, musician Kabir Suman, a former TMC MP, said: “I do not want the Modi-Shah government to remain in power at the Centre. Mamata Banerjee is putting up a fierce resistance against the Modi government and I urge voters to support her. This BJP government does not respect human values and only sow seeds of communalism. BJP is today attempting to use Vivekananda in Bengal for political mileage and shouting out his name but refuses to conform to his ideals.” Echoing similar thoughts, poet Joy Goswami said: “We feel embarrassed that such a time has come when we need to hold conferences discussing how our basic values of life are in jeopardy. BJP is demeaning Bengal.” TMC leaders have come up with irrefutable evidence showing BJP goons, part of Amit Shah’s rally, rampaging and vandalising Vidyasagar’s bust, showing no respect or love for Bengal’s culture. Thus, the burning issue is that such leaders of our nation cannot respect their own icons, they do not believe in the doctrines of those who shaped the identity of this land, and have forgotten the true spirit of revolution that formed the foundation of our freedom. It has, therefore, become absolutely compelling to evoke sentiments of nationalist pride and honour and to judiciously cast one’s own vote because today, it is simply now or never!last_img read more

NBA Free Agency Diary The Battle For LA

Dear NBA Diary (in video form!),With both NBA teams in L.A. making moves this summer, we wondered which team would dominate this upcoming season. Will the City of Angels bleed purple and gold? Or will it truly become #ClipperNation?Using our updated NBA projections for the 2019-2020 season, we took a look at how stars like Anthony Davis and Kawhi Leonard will reshape the West — and what L.A. fans can expect from their teams.

Ferris State sweeps Buckeyes OSU to be 9th seed in CCHA Tournament

The Ohio State men’s hockey team’s regular season ended with a shootout loss on Thursday and a 3-1 loss Friday to Ferris State — not how the Buckeyes wanted to wrap it up. OSU men’s hockey coach Mark Osiecki showed that with his discouraged look in Friday’s postgame press conference. Of their 14 games following a sweep of then-No. 7 Miami (Ohio) on Jan. 7–8, the Buckeyes (15-16-4, 10-14-4-2 CCHA) lost 10. “It’s a little frustrating knowing that we had a chance, had an opportunity and we didn’t make the best of it,” senior defenseman Chris Reed said. The chance Reed is referring to is the Buckeyes’ ability to get a first-round bye if they were to win both games against Ferris State. The Buckeyes could have moved up all the way into the fourth seed for the Central Collegiate Hockey Association Tournament. But that didn’t happen. Osiecki said he was unhappy with the way the offense performed. “We just didn’t generate enough offense,” he said. “We get offense from three players; we need to generate more from other players.” Scoring chances in Friday’s game became harder when the Buckeyes lost two defensemen who play significant minutes. Sophomore defenseman Devon Krogh was disqualified for a hitting-from-behind penalty, and freshman defenseman Curtis Gedig had to leave the game with a leg injury. But junior defenseman and captain Sean Duddy made no excuses, saying, “We just didn’t do a good enough job of putting ourselves in a position to create chances.” OSU will be the ninth seed in the CCHA Tournament and face Lake Superior State in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., this weekend. Look for the CCHA Tournament preview in Thursday’s edition of The Lantern. read more

Review Youngstown Boys chronicles lives of former Buckeyes Jim Tressel Maurice Clarett

Lantern file photoWhen Maurice Clarett and Jim Tressel started their respective football careers in a city in the heart of Mahoning County, each seemed destined for greatness.For Clarett, it was supposed to be a Heisman-worthy career at Ohio State before a lengthy and successful NFL journey. For Tressel, it was meant to be multiple national titles in Columbus and surpassing the shadow of Woody Hayes before riding off into the sunset.Both men fell short, but ultimately found purpose in their lives that could impact many other people in ways other than either of the aforementioned legacies. In the end, two Youngstown boys, known for their football prowess, could very well make their hometown proud for reasons that could never take place between the white lines of a football field.As part of its noteworthy documentary series “30 for 30,” ESPN released the latest chapter in the series Saturday, chronicling the lives of the former Buckeyes.The special program, called “Youngstown Boys,” portrayed the rise, fall and rebirth of the former OSU running back and his relationship with the former Buckeye football coach.As one could assume, the documentary offered a very in-depth profile of Clarett and his life, but took on a different theme as well. His relationship with Tressel took a large role in the film and made “Youngstown Boys” about much more than the trials and tribulations of one of the most iconic players in Buckeye history.Directed by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist, the film provides a look into the firm relationship between the two men, from their roots in Youngstown to their beginnings at Ohio State. As the film depicted, Clarett was leaning towards Notre Dame or Michigan before Tressel took over in Columbus in 2001. From that moment on, the running back knew he was meant to be a Buckeye.Although everything started off smoothly for the duo, their relationship — along with Clarett’s life — took a sharp negative following OSU’s 2003 National Championship victory against the Miami Hurricanes. Former OSU athletic director Andy Geiger took the brunt of the heat for Clarett’s suspension in 2003 after it was found he took illegal benefits, but the film also took an angle that portrayed Tressel as a sellout. Rather than being a father figure to the young and lost Clarett, Tressel followed the route of prestige and power, ultimately retaining favor and love from OSU and its vast nation of fans.From that point, Clarett’s life turned into a nightmare. He sued the NFL and was ultimately denied the right to enter the NFL draft early. He fell into a deep depression that sent him back into the streets he narrowly avoided as a child. He worked hard to impress at the NFL combine after two years away from the game, but failed miserably and didn’t receive a single NFL carry after being drafted in the third round by the Denver Broncos. Finally, it all hit a breaking point as Clarett was jailed for having multiple loaded weapons in his car after a high-pursuit police chase.That breaking point, as Clarett sat in jail, began to string together incidents that would bring the “Youngstown Boys” back together again.Tressel, seeing the result of his mishandling of the former running back, began taking responsibility for his actions and hold himself to a higher standard. Ultimately, that higher standard cost him his job at OSU, as Tressel defended his players, as “any father would,” and took the fall for their actions.Tressel resigned in 2011 after 10 seasons at the helm in the wake of the Tattoo-gate scandal, where some former players were found to be receiving illegal benefits. And in what seemed to be an ironic paradox, both “Youngstown Boys” saw such glory just years before, sat at the lowest points in their respective lives.In their misery, both men found their purpose in life beyond football. As Clarett sat in jail, enriching his mind in the way he had enriched his body for years before, both the running back and the coach reached out to each other and rebuilt a strained relationship.While OSU was certainly a glorious path along their journey, each of the “Youngstown Boys” said they believe there is a higher purpose to fulfill. Both are using their influence and experience to help people to better their lives.Tressel, now executive vice president at the University of Akron, is trying to provide a guiding light to a new generation of students while Clarett is using his life to help provide a way for others to avoid his mistakes. Through it all, they maintain a very loving and helping relationship in which they have forgiven and forgotten all of their past transgressions. read more

Williams wants to play for the US in Wembley

first_imgThe Huddersfield Town midfielder believes his injuries are a thing of the past and he wishes to represent his country against England29-year-old Huddersfield Town midfielder Danny Williams joined the team in 2017.He has played 20 matches in the English Premier League with his team.The Germany-born footballer has represented the United States since 2011, appearing in 23 matches while scoring two goals.Now the United States national team will play against England at Wembley Stadium next month, and the American hopes to be included in the squad.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“Everybody likes to represent the country, and it’s the biggest honor for me especially captaining the team against Portugal last year after I missed out on World Cup qualifiers,” he told NBC Sports.“It’s a big aim for myself to play here against England at Wembley.”“Me personally I have bad memories, I’ve always lost here including when I played here against Arsenal for Reading,” he added.“I still think I have a lot more to give.”last_img read more