Europa League finals in Baku pose worries as only 6000 tickets allotted to Chelsea…

first_imgAdvertisement c8uNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1jkzieWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7o( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) k24Would you ever consider trying this?😱8rfCan your students do this? 🌚7vRoller skating! Powered by Firework Arsenal and Chelsea have each been allocated just 6,000 tickets for the Europa League final at the 68,700 Olympic Stadium in Baku. Arsenal said the allocation is “disappointing” and presents the club with “extreme difficulties”.Advertisement This is sharply contrasting to the UCL’s final. Liverpool and Tottenham have each been allocated 16,613 tickets for the Champions League final in the 68,000-capacity Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid.Advertisement Whie Arsenal and Chelsea are just 15 Kms apart geographically, the club and the fans both would have to travel 2500 miles to Azerbaijan for the finals. This is not just logistically inconveniencing but also hazardous environmentally.Taking into consideration of around 12,000 fans flying into Baku from both teams and including the staff and the players , stduies tried one carbon calculator that says it’s 5,595 tonnes of CO2, one that says it’s 8,280 tonnes and one that says it’s 13,094 tonnes – 15,600 if you include radiative forcing, which is the extra emissions from flying at high altitude.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Galway Races – Tuesday Preview

first_imgThe Gordon Elliott trained Poli Roi makes his eagerly awaited hurdling debut in the opening Mervue Maiden Hurdle (2.25) at Galway this afternoon under Davy Russell. Later on the card, Elliott unleashes Mala Beach in the Ryans Cleaning Chase (4.00) after being out of action for 561 days but Elliott believes his knee troubles are behind him. Elliott won the Beginners Chase  (4.35) with Diamond King last season and is doubly represented this time around with Davy Russell on Midnight Escape and Keith Donoghue partnering Minella Till Dawn. The first of seven races is due off at 2.25pm. Looking forward to the action is George McDonagh… print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Weekend Galway GAA Results

first_imgClaregalway Hotel Claregalway Hotel Senior Football Championship – Group 2Corofin 5-9 Naomh Anna, Leitir Mór 0-6Tuam Stars 1-13 Claregalway 0-8 Annaghdown 0-14 St James 0-9 Claregalway Hotel Claregalway Hotel Senior Football Championship – Group 3Killannin 1-12 Monivea-Abbey 0-13Mountbellew/Moylough 2-18 An Cheathru Rua 1-5Moycullen 2-16 Caherlistrane 1-9Claregalway Hotel Claregalway Hotel Intermediate Football Championship Quarter FinalsCortoon Shamrocks 2-9 Headford 1-10Oughterard 3-15 Caltra 3-6Micheal Breathnach 1-18 Kilconly 1-10 Dunmore MacHales 2-15 Oranmore Maree 1-18 AET (Dunmore won 4-3 on penalties)Claregalway Hotel Claregalway Hotel Intermediate Football RelegationSt. Gabriels 1-16 Clifden 1-8WERS Waste U14 Football Division 3 Shield semi finalNorthern Gaels 4-5 St Gabriel’s 2-10Junior Football Championship North semi-finalsGlenamaddy 2-12 Mountbellew/Moylough 2-9Athenry 0-13 St Brendan’s 1-9Junior Football Championship West Semi-Final Salthill-Knocknacarra 3-18 Claregalway 0-11Ard Ri House Hotel Junior A Championship North – Group ATuam Stars 2-13 Monivea-Abbey 1-14Ard Ri House Hotel Junior A Championship North – Group BMilltown 3-7 Athenry 0-10Car Parts Warehouse Junior A Championship West – Group AMicheal Breathnach 1-7 Oughterard 1-5Car Parts Warehouse Junior A Championship West – Group BBarna 0-14 Na Piarsaigh 1-5Ard Ri House Hotel Junior B Championship North – Group AAnnaghdown 1-13 Headford 0-9Ard Ri House Hotel Junior B Championship North – Group BCaltra 1-10 Williamstown 0-10Junior B Football Championship West semi finalsOranmore-Maree 3-18 Oilein Arainn 1-12An Spideal 3-7 An Cheathr Rua 1-11Ard Ri House Hotel Junior C Championship North – Group AMountbellew/Moylough W/O St Gabriel’s – Ard Ri House Hotel Junior C Championship North – Group BSt Brendan’s 1-10 Milltown 1-7Corofin 1-18 Caherlistrane 0-12Car Parts Warehouse Junior C Championship West – Group AGaeil na Gaillimhe 1-21 Barna 0-10HURLING RESULTS:Brooks Minor A Hurling Championship – Group 1Clarinbridge 1-14 Salthill-Knocknacarra 1-9Brooks Minor B Hurling Championship – Group 1Tommy Larkins 4-5 Moycullen 1-14Gullane’s Hotel Junior A Hurling Championship – Group 1Clarinbridge 2-21 Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry 2-14Gullane’s Hotel Junior B Hurling ChampionshipPreliminary Quarter FinalsKillimordaly 1-19 Beagh 0-13Killimor 3-22 Kilnadeema-Leitrim 1-10Gullane’s Hotel Junior C Hurling Championship Quarter FinalsClarinbridge 2-18 Tommy Larkins 1-10Sarsfields 2-22 Craughwell 0-9 Ocean Hygiene Supplies and Packaging Under 15C Hurling ShieldCastlebar Mitchels Hurling 7-7 Annaghdown 2-7 print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Claregalway Hotel Claregalway Hotel Senior Football Championship – Group 1Salthill-Knocknacarra 2-14 Milltown 3-9An Spideal 0-13 Barna 0-11St Michael’s 3-15 Killererin 0-11last_img read more

Women’s Basketball: Nov. 25 Scoreboard

first_imgTexas State 79, Lamar 72SAN MARCOS, Texas – The Lamar Lady Cardinals showed grit and determination as they battled back from a 22-point deficit before falling just short in a 79-72 loss to host Texas State in a non-conference women’s basketball game Tuesday. Houston Baptist 85, Southwestern Assemblies of God 57HOUSTON, Texas – Junior guard Rachel Arthur scored a career-high 23 points, as HBU used a strong second half to subdue Southwestern Assemblies of God, 85-57, Tuesday evening from Sharp Gym. – Return to top – Tuesday’s game was the 50th meeting between the two teams, with the Sugar Bears holding a 37-13 advantage in the series, winning six in a row and 17 of the last 20. Lyon last defeated the Sugar bears 58-53 in Conway in 1999. Southeastern squashed the Rams’ upset hopes emphatically early in the second half. SLU outscored Mobile, 29-5, to start the second half, as Miller capped the run with a layup to put the Lady Lions ahead, 59-28, with 11:26 remaining. Mobile would get no closer than 27 the rest of the way. In the first meeting between the in-state foes in nine years, the Sugar Bears (2-2) made seven of their first 10 field goals as they built what would prove to be an insurmountable lead early against the Scots. The Sugar Bears would increase their advantage to as many as 17 in the half as they shot 46.2 percent from 3-point range (6 of 13) and 83.3 percent at the free throw line (5 of 6) in the period.  The Lady Cardinals got back into the game with a defense that forced 13 Texas State turnovers in the second half that resulted in 19 points after intermission. – Return to top – Ashala Watson, Lyon’s 5-foot-2 senior guard, led the Scots with 9 points, and game highs of 11 rebounds and 4 steals. Arthur was near perfect from the floor for HBU (2-2), as she went 10-of-12 from the floor and a perfect 3-for-3 from the line. She also pulled down three rebounds and dished out an assist in just 22 minutes. Senior forward Shanice Steenholdt recorded her third double-double of the season, as she scored 20 points and grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds in 21 minutes. Anna Strickland scored four points, but was a huge defensive presence, as she had three steals. The Huskies shot 57 percent from the floor for the night. Sophomore guard Kali Koenig led Mobile with 21 points. Sophomore guard Jammieca Hudson led the Rams with eight rebounds and four assists. HBU led by seven, 10-3, in the early goings before SAGU used a 9-2 run to tie the game at 12-all with 12:51 remaining in the first half, culminated by a Bethany Krock three-pointer. The Lady Lions took their first lead of the game 39 seconds later, as Charity Page made one of two free throws to give SAGU a 13-12 advantage. The Lady Demons will enjoy a six-day break from competition before returning to action Monday when they host Central Baptist College at 6:30 p.m. The Lady Lions opened the game by building a 16-point first-half lead. Junior guard Erica Hernandez’s steal and layup put Southeastern up, 30-14, with 3:56 remaining in the opening period. Mobile answered, however, closing the half on a 9-0 run and going into the break down, 30-23. At no time was the NSU defense more active than in the final five minutes of the first half. After a Pearl Paulo jumper cut NSU’s lead to 29-25, Northwestern State forced five turnovers in the final five minutes of the half, sparking a 19-2 run to end the half. – Return to top – Southeastern Louisiana 74, University of Mobile (Ala.) 47HAMMOND, La. – Southeastern Louisiana senior forward Jameika Hoskins and junior forward Nanna Pool each posted double-doubles, as the Lady Lions rolled past Mobile, 74-47, in non-conference women’s basketball action Tuesday night in the University Center. NSU overcame Harvey’s shooting by dominating in the paint (50 points), off turnovers (33) and in fast-break points (18). Defensively, Northwestern State, which posted a 20-to-12 assist-to-turnover ratio, did not allow a fast-break point. Lamar trailed 39-27 at halftime, and saw Texas State boost its lead to 64-42 with 10:08 remaining before the Lady Cardinals staged a comeback.  Lamar outscored the Bobcats (2-2) 18-8 to cut the lead to 77-72 in the final minute when Riley drained a 3-pointer, but Lamar could get no closer. Senior guard Symone Miller added 16 points for SLU and was joined in double figures by junior guard Peaches Anderson (10 points). Senior guard Elizabeth Styles was the catalyst of the Lady Lion offense, dishing out a season-high 10 assists. Freshman guard Taylin Underwood pitched in with seven points – the first of her Southeastern career. Erin Peoples led Texas State with 21 points.  Meghan Braeuer and Kaitlin Walla had 13 points apiece for the Bobcats (2-2). Lee and Perez spearheaded an NSU defensive effort that forced 27 turnovers by the visiting Generals, an NAIA team playing this game as an exhibition. Lee set a career high with eight steals in the victory. The Lady Cardinals return home for a pair of non-conference home games after Thanksgiving. St. Thomas (Texas) comes to the Montagne Center at 4 p.m. Saturday before Huston-Tillotson comes to town at 7 p.m. Dec. 2. For ticket information, visit That defensive effort helped the Lady Demons survive a hot-shooting second half from LSUA’s Bianca Harvey, who connected on hit all six of her second-half 3-point attempts en route to a team-high 23 points. The previous high in the three years of the Stoehr era came Jan. 2, 2014, in a 78-59 victory against Sam Houston State at Prather Coliseum. Overall, the 86 points marked the most scored by a Lady Demons team since an 86-70 victory against Texas-Arlington on Feb. 25, 2012. Those shots helped NSU (3-1) shoot 49.3 percent for the game, including 52.8 percent in the first half when it built a 21-point halftime lead. SAGU (3-3) was led by Meghan Becker with 14 points, while Kassy Cox pulled down a team-high six rebounds. The Lady Lions shot 42 percent from the floor. After taking a 33-20 lead into the break, the Sugar Bears began the second half with a 9-2 run and eventually built a lead as large as 21 before going cold from the field, scoring just nine points over the final 9:30. It wouldn’t matter, however, as Lyon had offensive difficulties of its own – shooting 25 percent – and never drew closer than 15. After making all 15 of their free throw attempts in Saturday’s win over Jackson State, the Sugar Bears followed by hitting 10 of 11 (90.9 percent) against Lyon on Tuesday, led by Brittany Agee’s 4-for-4. Keisha Lee led four Lady Demons in double figures with 24 points on an efficient 8-for-12 shooting night. Her starting backcourt mate, Janelle Perez, struck for a season-high 14 points while Amy Staha had her third double-figure scoring night of the season with 13, and TaSheena Moore was one off her career high, scoring 12 points. In the welcoming atmosphere of Prather Coliseum, the Lady Demons turned in the highest-scoring performance of the Brooke and Scott Stoehr era, cruising to an 86-58 victory against LSU-Alexandria on Tuesday night. Hoskins, a native of Somerville, Tennessee, posted her first career double-double finishing with 13 points and a career-high 15 rebounds. Pool posted her second straight double-double, notching a team-high 18 points to go with 10 rebounds, as Southeastern finished with a dominant 48-32 rebounding margin. SAGU led by as many as four in the first half, 20-16, before HBU rattled off four-straight points to tie the game at 20-all with 8:18 remaining. Ashleigh Nwanguma hit a layup, Tayler Jefferson forced a turnover, which resulted in an Arthur layup. The Huskies forced four steals in a span of 36 seconds. Houston Baptist 85, Southwestern Assemblies of God 57Central Arkansas 58, Lyons College 43Southeastern Louisiana 74, University of Mobile (Ala.) 47Northwestern State 86, LSU-Alexandria 58Stephen F. Austin 65, St. Edwards 56Texas State 79, Lamar 72 – Return to top – Stephen F. Austin 65, St. Edwards 56Recap to follow. Both teams shot well from long distance, as Lamar was 7-of-17 (41.2 percent) from 3-point range, while Texas State was 23-of-22 (54.5 percent). Central Arkansas 58, Lyons College 43CONWAY, Ark. — Central Arkansas ran out to a 19-3 lead in the first 6:30 and encountered little difficulty in defeating Lyon College 59-43 on Tuesday in the Sugar Bears’ 2014-15 home opener. The Sugar Bears are home again at Noon on Saturday when they host Jacksonville State out of the Ohio Valley Conference. The Sugar Bears defeated JSU 58-54 in Jacksonville, Ala. last season. – Return to top – Baileigh O’Dell led Lamar with 18 points. Teleshia Riley had a career-high 15 points, while Caroline Adesulu and Kiandra Bowers added 12 points apiece for Lamar (0-5). Southeastern will return home on Saturday, hosting Louisiana-Lafayette at 2 p.m. in the University Center. LionVision subscribes will be able to access a live video stream of the game at, where live stats will also be available. Junior Erica Hernandez will be the Spotlight Player of the Game and the first 100 fans will receive a trading card featuring the Floresville, Texas native courtesy of PRIDE. Northwestern State 86, LSU-Alexandria 58NATCHITOCHES, La. – A return home was just what the Northwestern State women’s basketball team needed. For the game, the Sugar Bears shot 36.7 percent from the field and 39.1 percent from the 3-point line. Kendara Watts led UCA with 21 points, nearly doubling her season total of 22 coming in. She also added six rebounds and a pair of assists in 31 minutes. Maggie Proffitt added 13 points, and Brianna Mullins had six points, four assists and a career-high 10 rebounds. Bowers added nine rebounds and four steals for Lamar. Southeastern (2-2) broke the game open with a dominant effort in the second half, as the Lady Lions outscored Mobile, 44-24, in the final 20 minutes. The Rams dropped to 2-3 overall with the loss, as SLU held Mobile to 30.5 percent (18-for-59) from the field for the game. – Return to top –last_img read more

Kilty takes silver at Junior World Championships

first_imgBy Taylor MillerUSA WrestlingTRNAVA, Slovakia – Macey Kilty collected a silver medal at the 2018 Junior World Championships, after making her second World finals appearance of the summer.“I think throughout this year, I’ve made a big jump in my wrestling and my training,” Kilty said. “Just the pressure I put on my opponents and staying in good position has jumped levels for me, even since Croatia. I’ve seen a big difference. I’m just grateful for the opportunities I’ve had this summer and getting to compete.”Kilty, who won a Cadet World title in July in Zagreb, Croatia, faced off against reining Junior World champion and two-time Cadet World champion Khanum Velieva of Russia in the 68 kg finals.Velieva scored first on a takedown, but moments later picked up a takedown on the edge to take a 3-0 lead into the break over the American.In the second period, the three-time World champion scored on a throw-by for a takedown. Her final two points came in the form of a step out and a caution and one to take the gold medal with a 7-0 victory.Kilty wrapped up her first Junior World tournament with her third-career World medal. The Stratford native won Cadet World bronze in 2016 and added Cadet World gold this summer.last_img read more

Call for recognition of sign language

first_img19 January 2012The National Institute for the Deaf (NID) has called for sign language to be recognised as one of South Africa’s official languages.According to the NID, sign language is the fifth most used language in the country, with more people using it, for example, than those who speak SiSwati, IsiNdebele and TshiVhenda.The NID said that about four-million South Africans had hearing difficulty, while 1.5-million were “profoundly deaf”, with 93 percent of the deaf being unemployed.This was revealed during public hearings on the South African Language Bill hosted by Parliament’s portfolio committee on arts and culture in Cape Town on Tuesday.Several organisations and individuals were set to add their input into the Bill. These include the Pan South African Language Board, the Law Society of SA, Afrikaanse Taal en Kultuur Vereniging, Vriende van Afrikaans, and FW De Klerk Foundation.Ernest Kleinschmidt, one of the board directors at the NID, was one of those invited to add his voice to the Bill. He made a compelling appeal for the recognition of sign language.“I’m a deaf person. I’m proud of the language I use,” Kleinschmidt told the house, asking if there were people who did not use sign language in their daily life. He said people used sign language to express themselves, adding that “without communication, we are all deaf and dumb”.Avoidable sufferingHe asked that the Bill be crafted to include sign language as one of the official languages in the country.The NID said many deaf children suffered both at school and at home as they were not understood.Committee chairperson Thandile Sunduza said the South African Constitution had to be amended to accommodate the language.Among other things, the South African Language Bill seeks to provide for the “regulation and monitoring of the use of official languages by national government for government purposes”. It calls for the adoption of language policies by national government departments, national public entities and national enterprises.It also proposes the identification of at least two official languages that “a national department, national public entity or public enterprise will use for government purposes”.Indigenous languagesDuring his submissions, Dr Neville Alexander of the Xhosa Africa Network called for government and non-profit organisations to preserve indigenous languages.“If we are serious about democracy, we should take indigenous languages seriously,” Alexander said, indicating that democracy depended on people being able to communicate with each other.He said the government should review the “language dispensation in this country”.“Languages can cause conflict, but they can also reconcile people,” he said, cautioning that the language debate should not be a racial one.He said languages such as Afrikaans, IsiZulu and IsiXhosa were equal, and called for each province to have a Language Act. Currently, only the Western Cape and Limpopo had legislative pieces governing languages.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Fraudulent Recruiting?

first_imgOne of the many conventional wisdoms in HR is that it is important to increase the diversity of the applicant pool by posting positions and recruiting externally. I could not agree more, except when I disagree.Let’s look at the case of the vacant Marketing Director position of Company ABC. Renee is a Vice President of Marketing and wants to promote Alexa into the vacant position.Following the conventional wisdom relative to increasing diversity, HR strongly encourages Renee to post internally and to recruit externally. Renee reluctantly agrees in response to HR’s persistent encouragement.There are three (3) very strong final candidates. Ultimately, Renee goes with her first choice, Alexa, and promotes her.Alexa is a white woman.  One of the unsuccessful external candidates, Max, is a man of color.When Max looks at Alexa’s credentials as she has described them on a social media profile, he concludes he is more qualified than she and files a charge of discrimination with the EEOC alleging race and gender bias and ultimately sues in court.When deposed, Renee admits, as she must, that she really knew whom she wanted to hire before opening up the position to internal posting and external recruiting. As a result, a number of candidates invested time and emotional energy on an opportunity that was an oasis.How do you think a jury will feel about applicants being played this way? In this case, I am with the plaintiff and not the defendant.What would have happened if the position has not been posted internally and externally? Alexa would have gotten the job but there probably would not have been a charge, let alone a lawsuit.When the deal is effectively sealed, the posting has a fraudulent feel to it and does nothing more than create a pool of potential litigants. Legal and fairness considerations argue against posting in these circumstances.Some employers still post or recruit in these circumstances but add something to the effect “strong internal candidate identified.” This is not transparency but a transparent hedge that may invite attack.I don’t foresee it. I have seen it. So let’s go back to the general recommendation of not posting when you know who you are going to hire.Of course, make sure your policy on posting does not lock you into posting all vacant positions. If the policy states or suggests that you will post in all circumstances, then your failure to post may be used as evidence of discrimination.HR policies need to be drafted to allow for exceptions to general rules to reflect the need for agility in the business world. But let’s not stop there.Where an exception is made, document contemporaneously the legitimate non-discriminatory reason for the exception. This will mitigate, not eliminate, the risk of not posting.Yes, in the case of the vacant Marketing Manager position, there are risks no matter what you do. That’s why HR needs to think more about managing as opposed to avoiding risk.It’s a bit uncomfortable. Once we accept this, we can get more comfortable with it.last_img read more

News Release Informing Wisconsin Taxpayers About Extension of Due Dates due to Extreme Weather Issued

first_imgThe Wisconsin Department of Revenue has issued a news release informing taxpayers that due dates for sales, withholding and other business taxes (premier resort tax, local exposition tax, etc.) have been extended. The news release states that state agencies were closed for public business on Wednesday, January 30, due to extreme weather conditions. Further, the news release states that United States Postal Service is also experiencing service disruptions throughout the state. As a result, due dates for sales, withholding and other business taxes including premier resort tax, local exposition tax, etc. have been extended. Furthermore, due dates to submit Forms W-2 wage and tax statements and Forms 1099 have also been extended. Any return or wage statement that was due January 31, 2019, will be automatically given a new due date of Monday, February 4.News Release, Wisconsin Department of Revenue, January 31, 2019Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more