Twitter Laois lads to the fore as IT Carlow make winning Fitzgibbon Cup start News Home Sport GAA Laois lads to the fore as IT Carlow make winning Fitzgibbon Cup… SportGAAHurling WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Alan Hartnett – 12th January 2020 Fitzgibbon Cup Just like the Sigerson Cup, the Fitzgibbon Cup got underway this afternoon with colleges from all around the country in action.Unlike the football, the hurling is played on a group basis rather than straight knock-out so the teams that lost today are still in the hunt for a quarter final place.IT Carlow once again have the highest Laois representation and they got off to a winning start against UCD.DJ Carey’s side, who have Enda Rowland, Shane Phelan, Sean Downey, Stephen Bergin, Eoin Gaughan and Podge Delaney in their ranks, won 3-20 to 2-16.All bar Phelan started and keeper Rowland contributed five points from frees.They face GMIT in their final group game and if they win that next Sunday, they will qualify as group winners for the quarter final.Elsewhere, Maynooth, who have The Harps Daniel Comerford, were one point winners over Portlaoise native Eoin O’Connor’s Trnity College.While the other game with Laois involvement saw LIT, who have Rathdowney-Errill’s Eric Killeen on their panel, lose out to WIT. 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin TAGSFitzgibbon Cup Pinterest Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Previous articleThe Week That Was: The Top 10 stories of the past seven daysNext articleThree sides with Laois involvement reach Sigerson Cup quarter finals Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Check out all the results and next week’s fixtures below:Group A(1) UL, (2) DCU DE, (3) Maynooth University, (4) TrinityGroup B(1) Mary I, (2) TU Dublin, (3) WIT, (4) LITGroup C(1) NUIG, (2) UCC, (3) CITGroup D(1) UCD, (2) IT Carlow, (3) GMITRound 1 – Sunday January 12Group ADCU 0-21 UL 0-18Trinity 0-15 Maynooth 0-16Group BTU Dublin 1-10 Mary I 1-19LIT 1-14 WIT 1-23Group C NUIG 0-17 UCC 0-19Group DUCD 2-16 IT Carlow 3-20Round 2 – Sunday January 19Groups A & BTeam 1 v Team 4Team 3 v Team 2Group C & DTeam 2 v Team 3Round 3 – Wednesday/Thursday January 22/23Groups A & BTeam 1 v Team 3Team 4 v Team 2Group C & DTeam 3 v Team 1Quarter Finals – Wednesday/Thursday January 29/30 Group Winners Have Home AdvantageE Winner A V Runner Up BF Winner B V Runner Up AG Winner C V Runner Up DH Winner D V Runner Up CSEE ALSO – Three sides with Laois involvement reach Sigerson Cup quarter finals Twitter GAA GAA Facebook
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 06 DEC 2018 Devices LIVE FROM QUALCOMM SNAPDRAGON TECH SUMMIT 2018, MAUI: Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon (pictured) highlighted the dynamic nature of 5G as among the major challenges in delivering on the next-generation technology’s full potential, citing spectrum and multiple standards as key parts of the puzzle.Amon told journalists 5G “is not a static target”, with much more movement “than we saw with LTE”.“When you think about the evolution, we’re going to be talking about things like FDD spectrum, you’re going to have a little more refarming. Then you have standalone [SA] and then in 2020 you start to have carrier aggregation within 5G and 4G.”The executive explained Qualcomm is covering all bases with its new Snapdragon 855 5G platform. When paired with the vendor’s existing X50 modem, this will deliver compatibility with mmWave and sub-6GHz TDD spectrum in the opening half of 2019. In the latter half of the year, Qualcomm plans to add FDD spectrum and SA 5G specifications.SmartphonesA raft of device vendors are already signed up to use Snapdragon 855. In addition to Samsung, which will use the Qualcomm platform in devices bound for US operators AT&T and Verizon in 2019, Chinese vendor OnePlus revealed it is working to launch a compatible model with UK operator EE in the opening six months of the year.OnePlus is one of several China-based vendors Qualcomm announced are developing smartphones using the Snapdragon 855 and X50 combination. Others include Xiaomi, ZTE, OPPO, Vivo, and China Mobile device subsidiary China Mobile Communication Group Device Company.Amon predicted 5G will migrate from premium- to mid-tier devices reasonably quickly: while the technology will be a flagship feature in 2019, it will begin to appear in mid-level smartphones from 2020, he believes.The president explained Qualcomm is developing “dedicated chips” for IoT; a “growth opportunity” he expects will “seed a lot of devices which later will work as 5G IoT”. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back HomeDevicesNews Qualcomm chief brands 5G a moving target Author Apple faces 5G modem wait Tags Diana Goovaerts Realme pushes low-end 5G with Narzo Related China smartphone shipments recovering from Covid 5GmodemQualcomm Previous ArticleGoogle bids Allo goodbyeNext ArticleUK launches savage attack on Facebook policies Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more
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[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Iloilo nets 6 more golds in Batang Pinoy arnis ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]ILOILO made a push in the Visayas leg of the Batang Pinoy on Tuesday night with two arnis athletes contributing six gold medals in Dumaguete City.Nathaniel Balajadia won three in elementary boys’ 7-8 years old category. Jerome Abello had the same number of golds in the secondary. Roj Miguel Haro and Scyros Gardose bagged a silver medal each in pencak silat while Joseph Tacapan settled for bronze. Rare Hartha de Anas also contributed a bronze in karatedo.Iloilo currently had 15 gold, 15 silver and 17 bronze medals from arnis (10-9-13 gold-silver-bronze), pencak silat (5-6-3) and karatedo (0-0-1). The Ilonggos were still expected to raise their medal haul when taekwondo begins.Aklanon swimmer Jennuel Boon de Leon chipped in two more gold medals after ruling the boys 12 and Under 200m freestyle and 200m butterfly at the Lorenzo G. Teves Aqua Center.Bacolod City, meanwhile, continued to take home gold medals in athletics. Bea Delotavo topped the 100m hurdles and Klyde Montalvo ruled the 2000m walkathon.For claiming the overall championship in swimming, Aklan moved up to fourth place in the medal tally with 14 gold, eight silver and five bronze medals, while Bacolod had 12 gold, eight silver and 13 bronze medals./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]
Ketika sore menjelang, ada banyak anak kecil yang mendatangi jembatan untuk hanya sekedar melihat kereta arah Jawa melintas. Kendati cukup berbahaya, namun aktifitas seperti ini sangatlah menyenangkan bagi anak-anak yang tinggal di sekitaran sana. Jembatan Ciherang sendiri terletak di antara Stasiun Bumiwaluya dan Stasiun Cipeundeuy dan sudah eksis sejak jaman penjajahan Belanda silam.Sumber: flickrCiri khas yang ditinggalkan Belanda pada jembatan ini adalah pilar beton yang digunakan untuk menyangga rel. Memang, di luar sana ada beberapa jembatan kereta yang juga memiliki ‘tikungan’, namun percayalah, itu tidak se-ekstrem Jembatan Ciherang. Nuansa ngeri bercampur takjub akan timbul mengingat bagian kiri dan kanan jembatan ini adalah jurang yang cukup dalam. Dijamin, bikin mulut Anda komat-kamit baca doa ketika melintas.Baca Juga: Cisomang, Serba-Serbi Jembatan Kereta Tertinggi di IndonesiaBagi Anda yang penasaran ingin menyambangi jembatan peninggalan Belanda ini, aksesnya tidak terlalu sulit – apalagi jika Anda menggunakan sepeda motor. Dari Jalan Raya Bandrek/Malangbong, ambil arah menuju Desa Cihaurkuning dan ikuti saja jalan yang ada. Disarankan untuk mulai bertanya kepada warga sekitar tentang Jembatan Ciherang. Pastikan baterai ponsel atau kamera Anda dalam keadaan penuh, karena akan ada banyak sekali momen menakjubkan yang dapat Anda abadikan di Jembatan Ciherang!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related[Galeri Foto] Eks Jembatan Kereta di Cina ini Disulap Jadi Tempat yang Instagramable!13/08/2019In “Darat”Jembatan Tinggi Silaiang, Eksis Dilintasi Kereta Sejak 1818 Hingga Kini03/01/2018In “Darat”Grand Danyang-Kunshan, Jembatan Kereta Yang Panjangnya Melebihi Jarak Jakarta-Bandung!26/02/2018In “Darat” Jembatan Ciherang. Sumber: adrasablog Kalau pada umumnya jembatan kereta api itu memiliki bentuk yang lurus-lurus saja – terlepas jembatan tersebut ada di ketinggian berapa, namun satu yang perlu Anda ketahui bahwa Indonesia punya satu jembatan kereta yang bentuknya melengkung. Bagi Anda yang belum tahu, jembatan unik ini adalah Jembatan Ciherang. Terletak di Cihaurkuning, Malangbong, Kabupaten Garut, Jembatan Ciherang ini masih aktif digunakan hingga saat ini.Baca Juga: Cikubang, Jembatan Kereta Terpanjang di IndonesiaSebagaimana yang dirangkum KabarPenumpang.com dari berbagai laman sumber, Jembatan Ciherang merupakan salah satu spot favorit bagi para Railfans (julukan untuk para pecinta kereta api) untuk menikmati lekukan si ular besi atau bahkan mengabadikan momen tersebut. Kendati panjangnya tidak mencapai panjang Jembatan Cikubang (300m), namun Jembatan Ciherang tetap memesona setiap railfans dengan daya tariknya tersendiri – lengkungan di tengah jembatannya.Sumber: hayutravelling.blogspot.com
The Irish Show Jumping team has been named for tomorrow’s (Saturday) Longines FEI Nations Cup at Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, which is the only Nations Cup qualifier taking place in the Middle East this year.Irish Show Jumping development team manager Michael BlakeThe Abu Dhabi fixture comes less than a week after the season opener in Florida, USA where Ireland finished fourth. Ireland have been drawn second to jump of seven teams in Abu Dhabi and Development team manager Michael Blake has named the following team:Tipperary’s Shane Breen with Ipswich Van De Wolfsakker – owned by Breen Equestrian, Jos Lansink, & Konstantin PysarenkoTipperary’s Trevor Breen with Escapade H – owned by Gebroeders van ManenLouth’s Mark McAuley with Jasco VD Bisschop – owned by Eva LundinDerry’s David Simpson with Jenson 55 – owned by Charlotte PlattIreland will face teams from Germany, Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the home team from the UAE.Following Abu Dhabi, Ireland’s next Nations Cup outing will come at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida on March 2nd. Ireland’s first points-scoring outing under team manager Rodrigo Pessoa in Europe Division 1 will come at La Baule in France on May 19th.Saturday’s Longines FEI Nations Cup in Abu Dhabi begins at 12.30pm Irish time and is live on FEITV.The Irish Show Jumping team is sponsored by Devenish and The Underwriting Exchange.Equiline – Official athlete clothing supplier of Team Ireland Equestrian Michael Blake names Irish team for Longines FEI Nations Cup in Abu Dhabi 22 February 2019, 12:14 Home » General » Michael Blake names Irish team for Longines FEI Nations Cup in Abu Dhabi Tags:
16 May 2008The South African government is to embark on a drive within the next few weeks to ensure that companies listed on the JSE comply fully with employment equity legislation, with the offenders being taken to the Labour Court.Section 43 of the Employment Equity Act empowers the Director-General to assess compliance of an employer against the requirements of the legislation.“We will be conducting follow-ups with these companies in July and August to determine if they have complied with all the recommendations,” Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana told journalists in Cape Town this week.Mdladlana’s comments came against the backdrop of the department having reviewed six large employers in 2006 in terms of the review process. These firms were Kumba Resources, which is now called Exxaro, Comair, Omnia Group, Verimak, Medi-Clinic and Prism Holding.He pointed out that a further 60 listed companies would now be reviewed over the course of the 2008/09 financial year.Turning to skills development, he said more than 75 000 learners had benefited from the departmental skills programmes in the 2006/7 financial year, while a total of 54 900 learners were placed in different social development programmes over the same period.The department has also engaged in critical youth employment creation programmes through the Umsobomvu Youth Fund.Last year, the department took Comair Limited to court for breaching provisions of the Employment Equity Act.The department’s Director-General Vanguard Mkosana filed the application with the Johannesburg Labour Court after several warnings against the airline company.According to the application at that time, Comair has been found to be in breach of the following provisions of the Employment Equity Act under various sections.At that time, Comair was ordered to pay a fine of R900 000 as prescribed by schedule 1 of the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and to pay the costs of the application.Source: BuaNews
Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Center: Ben Mbala (La Salle Green Archers)Ben Mbala. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHere’s a question, is there a center right now in the league better than the reigning MVP?FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAfter representing Cameroon in the Fiba Afrobasket, Ben Mbala went back to business.And that business was dominating the competition in the UAAP. La Salle had just one game this week and Mbala punished University of Santo Tomas with 29 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks.READ: La Salle bounces back, clobbers USTHis performance came after the Green Archers’ 98-87 loss to University of the Philippines.Forward: Thirdy Ravena (Ateneo Blue Eagles)Thirdy Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor the longest time, Thirdy Ravena has lived under the shadow of older brother Kiefer.ADVERTISEMENT But this season, Thirdy has come to his own as Ateneo’s leader.Thirdy isn’t the type of player to dominate opponents with scoring, but he does it in a variety of ways.In the two games Ateneo played this week, Thirdy averaged a double-double, 10 points and 10 rebounds a game while also putting up 4.5 assists per outing.Forward: Vince Tolentino (Ateneo Blue Eagles)Vince Tolentino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netVince Tolentino is not a scorer, but he proves his worth through his hustle plays.The forward has made a name for Ateneo as a player who’s willing to do the dirty work.Prior to facing NU, Tolentino averaged 6.4 points a game with most of his scoring options coming off drop passes from teammates and open layups.Then Tolentino showed his offensive wares against the Bulldogs, punishing Matt Salem with constant drives to the basket en route to a career-high 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting.Guard: J-Jay Alejandro (NU Bulldogs)Jay Alejandro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netForget that J-Jay Alejandro spells his first name in a certain way, or that National University lost both of its games this week. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Jordan Sta. Ana (UST Growling Tigers)Jordan Sta. Ana. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUST had the misfortune of facing the top two teams in the league, Ateneo and La Salle, in the same week and this led to its record plummeting to a sorry 0-6.Bright spots are hard to come by in the Growling Tigers season but wingman Jordan Sta. Ana tries to change that.Sta. Ana is not a shooter, and he knows it, with practically all of his points coming from drives and free throws and he averaged 17.5 points this week while putting his body on the line against the Blue Eagles and Green Archers’ frontlines. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors MOST READ View comments Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Indians get AL-best 102nd victory, beat White Sox Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim The end of the first round is nearing and the Final Four picture is starting to form.Ateneo has been flawless and La Salle, well the champion is hell-bent on ending its rival’s streak.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Alejandro almost single-handedly carried the Bulldogs in Week 4.The wingman averaged 23.5 points this week as he tried to lift the Bulldogs in every conceivable offensive way against Ateneo and Far Eastern University.Guard: Matt Nieto (Ateneo Blue Eagles)Matt Nieto. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMatt Nieto is no longer one-half of the Nieto twins, technically he is, but he’s now distinguished himself as man of his own.The third-year Eagle has shown why he’s an invaluable piece of the Ateneo puzzle that has now won its first six games.Nieto lit up against University of Santo Tomas and finished with a career-high 22 points, 12 of which came from long distance. He, then, followed it up with a decent 12-point outing against FEU.Honorable mentionsChibueze Ikeh (Ateneo Blue Eagles)Chi Ikeh. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBoy oh boy have the Blue Eagles dominated this season and big man Chibueze Ikeh featured spectacularly in one of their better wins.Ikeh had 18 points, 11 rebounds, and two blocks in their 96-83 win over NU and not only did the 6-foot-8 center show his muscle underneath he also displayed a sweet stroke never before seen in his three-year career as he went 2-of-2 from deep. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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The Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) is automating its citizenship application process for greater efficiency. “By the beginning of the next financial year, we expect to start in phases to roll out the new processes,” Chief Executive Officer of PICA, Andrew Wynter, told JIS News in a recent interview. Story Highlights “This will improve the turnaround time for applications, so that persons will be able to get their citizenship faster,” he added. The Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) is automating its citizenship application process for greater efficiency.“By the beginning of the next financial year, we expect to start in phases to roll out the new processes,” Chief Executive Officer of PICA, Andrew Wynter, told JIS News in a recent interview.“This will improve the turnaround time for applications, so that persons will be able to get their citizenship faster,” he added.The PICA CEO told JIS News that the decision followed a recently completed business review of the agency’s citizenship and passport processes.He noted that presently, the application for citizenship can take up to three years. The agency is seeking to reduce this to a maximum of 12 months.“We have been looking at our citizenship process for some time now because one of the concerns that we have had is that it takes quite a while…. [Presently] it is very manual,” he noted.“We decided we needed to find a way to improve the whole process of persons applying to be citizens, how to make it easier and more in line with the kind of technologies that are available today,” he added.Mr. Wynter said that the automation, which includes online application, will provide easier access to the service by persons overseas.“Because we are not online, we can’t reach them. By putting this in place, they will have the opportunity to submit their information… . This is one area in which the agency can grow and improve the products and services that we offer the people of Jamaica and other foreign nationals who wish to become citizens of Jamaica,” he said.Turning to other areas of improvement, Mr. Wynter told JIS News that discussions are under way to install more automated kiosks at the country’s ports of entry to deal with the increased volume of visitors to the island.He said that the agency is also working with the Jamaica Customs Agency to provide an online passenger declaration form to facilitate faster processing of passengers at ports of entry.Mr. Wynter informed that PICA is also considering introducing e-passports. He explained that this will involve embedding an electronic microprocessor chip in the traditional passport, containing biometric information that can be used to authenticate the identity of the passport holder.He noted that the improvements are important as the agency seeks to provide first class services for the next generation of travellers.“We have to identify which of our products and processes we can digitize, because we have to prepare ourselves for the next generation of users of our products and services,” he said.
zoom Singapore-based shipping company APL, part of French shipping major CMA CGM, plans to add a second vessel to its Guam Saipan Express (GSX) service, upgrading this US flagged service from a fortnightly to a weekly coverage.The first sailing of the weekly service will commence in late December 2016 from Yokohama, Japan, according to APL.Currently supported by the 1,100 TEU container ship, the APL Guam and soon, the 1,600 TEU APL Saipan, the enhanced GSX service will double its frequency calls to the ports of Busan (South Korea), Yokohama (Japan), Guam and Saipan (US), the company said.Currently, APL’s GSX service is facilitating cargo shipments from the US mainland via connecting service, Eagle Express service (EX1), in Busan and Yokohama.“The more frequent GSX service will speed up essential cargo shipments from the U.S. mainland to the islands, especially Guam where 75% of her inbound freight originate from the US mainland,” John Selleck, APL General Manager, Guam/Micronesia, said.Port rotation of the upgraded service will be as follows: Busan, Yokohama, Guam, Saipan, Busan.