World silver for Ireland’s Quigley

first_imgIreland’s Jason Quigley had to settle for a silver medal after losing his middleweight final in the World Championships in Almaty on Saturday. Quigley was knocked down in the first round and dropped a unanimous decision to busy home Kazakh boxer Zhanibek Alimkhanuly. The Donegal 22-year-old was the first Irish fighter to reach a men’s world final and the second to claim a medal in Almaty with light-heavyweight Joe Ward taking bronze. Quigley said: “It’s just a shame I couldn’t take it a step further. I would have loved to take home gold. I knew before I got in the ring that he was a good lad. “I know when I go away and look at things I’ll be happy with how I went. If anyone had told me beforehand I would have won a medal, I would have taken their arms off.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Two Donegal winners in Irish Restaurant Awards 2019

first_imgA Donegal restaurant and chef have picked up coveted awards at this year’s Irish Restaurant Awards.The Olde Glen Bar and Restaurant earned the title of Best Casual Dining in Ulster. Located in the village of Glen, the bar and restaurant is a popular destination for top quality food and great Irish pub atmosphere.Cormac Walsh, Olde Glen Bar and Restaurant. Photo: Irish Restaurant AwardsThe Olde Glen BarDonegal man Ciarán Sweeney, who is Head Chef Forest & Marcy in Dublin, took the regional title of Best Emerging Irish Cuisine. Originally from Downings, Ciarán’s culinary career began at the Rosapenna Hotel when he was 16.  He has worked in some of the finest restaurants in Ireland and the UK before the opening of Forest & Marcy.Ciaran Sweeney – Forest & Marcy. Photo: Irish Restaurant AwardsLast night’s black-tie gala event saw over 1,100 guests gathering to celebrate and honour the hard work and achievements of those working in the Irish restaurant industry over the last 12 months.Loam Restaurant in Galway was named All-Ireland Best Restaurant 2019, while Graham Neville of Dax Restaurant, Dublin, was named All Ireland Best Chef and Everett’s Restaurant in Waterford was named All Ireland Best Newcomer. The All Ireland Pub of the Year is Doheny and Nesbitt from Dublin.Speaking at the awards, Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland Adrian Cummins commented, “This is the 11th year of the Irish Restaurant Awards, and it has been the biggest year for the awards to date. “Over 90,000 nominations were received from the public in January, and over 2,000 restaurateurs attended the Regional Awards, which were held in Kildare, Monaghan, Limerick and Sligo. The standard for judging this year has been very high.“Ireland may be a small country, but it boasts everything from fine dining to high quality gastropubs, from the comfort of traditional Irish food to exploring the world through exotic world cuisine, the Irish restaurant industry has much to offer. We have an appreciation for what we eat and where our food comes from, as well as the dedication of those working in the food industry”.Two Donegal winners in Irish Restaurant Awards 2019 was last modified: May 14th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:ciaran sweeneyfoodirish restaurant awardsolde glen bar and restaurantlast_img read more

SA will not tolerate corruption: Zuma

first_img17 February 2012 The South African government takes the fight against crime and corruption extremely seriously, President Jacob Zuma said in his State of the Nation debate reply on Thursday, noting that the country’s Anti-Corruption Task Team is successfully tackling graft in both the public and private sectors. “We reiterate our undertaking we made in 2009 to combat crime in tender processes,” Zuma said in Parliament in Cape Town. “Our announcement about vetting supply chain personnel is one of the interventions in this regard.” Members of the opposition raised concerns on Wednesday about crime and corruption, particularly in South Africa’s public sector. Assets obtained through illicit means amounting to more than R1-billion have been forfeited by the state in the past two years.R600-million in assets seized In his reply, Zuma said the Anti-Corruption Task Team, made up of representatives from the country’s various security agencies, was currently investigating 45 corruption-related priority cases against 151 accused people, with assets in excess of R600-million having been seized. In addition, Zuma said, since the inception of the National Anti-corruption Hotline, which is managed by the Public Service Commission, 1 499 officials had been charged with misconduct and corrupt activities at national and provincial government levels. “We will not become complacent,” Zuma said. “We are increasing the number of skilled personnel in areas such as crime scene investigation, forensic analysis, finger printing and investigation, prosecutions and legal aid, which will further improve performance in this regard.” The impact of the improvements in the investigative and forensic capacity was evident in the improved detection rates for serious crimes.Cross-border crime Regarding cross-border crime, Zuma said the deployment of the South African Defence Force on South Africa’s border was “yielding results. We are clamping down on illicit economic and crime-related border activities.” On rehabilitation of prisoners, Zuma said the Department of Correctional Services had introduced electronic monitoring of offenders who had been granted parole and reintegrated in society. To promote access to justice, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development had completed additions to the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein as well as constructing a new wing in the Western Cape High Court. Three new courts had been completed in the Tsakane, Ntuzuma and Kagiso townships, and construction would soon be complete on a new High Court in Limpopo province, as well as a new court in Katlehong. “We will also be starting with the construction of a new High Court in Mpumalanga, and that of new courts in Mamelodi, Port Shepstone, Dimbaza, Bityi and Plettenberg Bay,” Zuma said. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Trail Blazers lock up no. 3 seed in West after dramatic win over Kings

first_imgThunder clinch West 6th seed after beating league-no. 1 Bucks PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “It was a hell of a game. I was really proud of those six guys who played,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. “The NBA is a funny game and obviously at halftime, it didn’t look like we had much going, defensively in particular.”Stotts said before the game that guard CJ McCollum would rest because it was the second of a back-to-back. McCollum missed 10 games with a left knee injury and had just been back for Portland’s last two games.As for his other players, Stotts said going in that it was “fluid.” Damian Lillard was available but did not play. Neither did any of the team’s other regular starters, as Stotts went with Skal Labissiere, Layman, Meyers Leonard, Gary Trent, Jr. and Simons. Trent, Simons and Labissiere were making their first starts of the season.The Kings’ season is over, but coach Dave Joerger said he was encouraged.“We haven’t been great for the last couple of weeks, but I don’t want that to dull the shine on what has been a terrific season of development and competitiveness, and competitive spirit, of laying down a foundation and an identity, a lot of success and a lot of good moments,” Joerger said. “I feel good about that, and I feel good about where we can be in the future.”The Kings stayed with their regular starters and went up by 11 points in the opening quarter. They extended the lead to 28 points during the second and were up 87-62 at the break. Da’Aaron Fox led the Kings with 17 points and nine assists at halftime.Joerger went to his reserves in the second half.“Being a top-three seed in the West is an accomplishment,” Lillard said. “We should be proud of ourselves but obviously our business is just beginning.”TIP-INSKings: Joerger was asked before the game why the Kings had not won in Portland since 2012. He replied: “LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Wesley Matthews.” … The Kings gave up 76 points in the second half. Trail Blazers: Sacramento’s 87 first-half points were the most Portland had allowed in the half this season. … Simons became just the 11th rookie in franchise history to have a 30-point game. … Portland earned the No. 3 seed for the second straight year. Last season they were swept by New Orleans.ABOUT THE THUNDER: Oklahoma City won all four games against the Blazers this season. Portland swept the Thunder the year before.“We know that we’re capable of beating them. Each game this season came down to a possession here, a possession there,” Lillard said. “It’s going to be a tough, tough series. And I think we’ve got to go out and just be aggressive going into it. Our mentality has to be as the aggressor, go in there with the attitude that we’re getting it done.”UP NEXTSacramento’s season is over.The Trail Blazers will host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Simons, who had seven 3-pointers, played all 48 minutes as the Blazers rested their starters for the regular season finale.“To have all the young guys come in and secure the third seed, it felt good,” he said. “All of us felt good about that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Blazers have won 14 of 17 games en route to their sixth straight trip to the playoffs. Portland will open the postseason Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder, who finished in sixth.Portland had already clinched homecourt advantage in the opening round with a 104-101 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers the night before. Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons, right, reaches for a loose ball in front of Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)PORTLAND, Oregon— It was a heck of a first start for rookie Anfernee Simons.Simons scored a career-high 37 points and the Portland Trail Blazers locked up the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference with a dramatic 136-131 victory over the Sacramento Kings using just six players on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Denver beat the Timberwolves 99-95 Wednesday night, locking the Nuggets into the No. 2 seed and a first-round series against San Antonio, and giving Portland the opening to claim the third seed. The Jazz wound up as a No. 5 seed and will play fourth-seeded Houston. The West’s top finisher, Golden State, will face the No. 8 Clippers.Portland trailed by 28 points but made it interesting in the fourth quarter by closing within 117-116 with 7:53 left on Simon’s 3-pointer. Simons found Jake Layman for an alley-oop dunk to pull the Blazers in front.Portland pushed the lead to 128-119 on Layman’s basket with 2:49 left. Simons hit his seventh 3-pointer to make it 131-123 with just over two minutes left and Sacramento couldn’t catch up.“That was fun. That was probably the best time I’ve had all season,” Simons said. “Just winning by coming back from down 28. We all stuck together and our teammates all helping us out the whole way. That was fun.”Marvin Bagley III had 20 points to lead the Kings, who lost their 11th straight game in Portland.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoInter Milan striker Keita Balde upset for Koulibaly

first_imgInter Milan striker Keita Balde upset for Koulibalyby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan striker Keita Balde paid tribute to Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly after victory over Empoli.Keita was stunned by the racist abuse Koulibaly suffered last week against Inter.He said, “I consider Koulibaly to be my brother: we play for the same National Team, and I tell him the things that I want to say personally on the phone. Such things most certainly should not be happening in our times: football is wonderful and doesn’t need bad moments and insults tainting it. “Football should be enjoyed, it provides hope and brings joy to children. We all have to do better and work together to create a better world.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

After being relegated to the sidelines Etienne Sabino is making noise on

Redshirt junior linebacker Etienne Sabino had an interesting road to a starting job for the Ohio State defense. After Sabino lost the job to current senior Andrew Sweat last spring, he and the coaches decided a redshirt might be in the his best interest. The decision was difficult for Sabino to cope with. “I would say it was probably one of the hardest years of my life,” Sabino said. “The toughest part was sitting on the sideline on Saturday and not being able to play.” Injuries to OSU’s defense and special teams units almost forced Sabino to give up his redshirt and play, but the team held out, giving him more time to grow. Despite his yearlong hiatus being difficult, Sabino said it helped him develop as a player. “I think I really got a better grasp of the defense as a whole,” he said. “As far as with me redshirting last year, I really think that helped me in that sense.” With another year in the system, Sabino is projected to be a starter at middle linebacker this season, replacing last year’s leading tackler, Brian Rolle, who recorded 76 tackles. Sabino said learning the defensive schemes has helped him progress as a linebacker. “It actually slows the game down for you when you’re out there and not thinking, and you can just react and know what you have,” he said. “It just helps your game and your overall football knowledge.” As a junior, Sabino is expected to take on a leadership role for the Buckeye defense, and junior defensive back Orhian Johnson said he thinks Sabino has blossomed into someone the defense can rely on. “He’s definitely stepped up into that leadership role,” Johnson said. “He’s been showing his dedication a lot, and I just really feel like he’s ready to let it all go and go out and perform.” Junior defensive lineman John Simon said Sabino’s presence on the defense makes the group better. “He’s a physical player and he gets the whole defense riled up,” Simon said. “We love having him out there when he’s making plays for us.” Spring practice has proven Sabino is ready to contribute to the defense, Simon said. “Right now is probably the best I’ve felt,” Sabino said, “and I feel very comfortable out there.” Johnson said he thinks Sabino has always had the talent but that he has become even better this spring. “We saw bright spots for him in his future,” Johnson said, “but he’s definitely stepped up a lot.” Even with the progress he has made in the system and the talent he has, Sabino said there is room to improve. “I’m really just trying to work on my little techniques and really just trying to get better in that sense,” he said. “I’m just focused on every day — I’m trying to get better every day.” With a young defense and the departure of starting linebackers Rolle and Ross Homan, Sabino said he is working to be a force on this year’s version of the Silver Bullets. “I’m just trying to be a playmaker,” he said, “and just help this team win in any way that I can.” read more

Gerrard confident Liverpool can win Champions League

first_imgFormer Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard believes that the club have a great chance of winning the Champions League this seasonJurgen Klopp’s side put in a strong display over their two legs against Manchester City in their quarter-final tie with Liverpool emerging with a convincing 5-1 aggregate win.Despite an early Gabriel Jesus goal for City in the second leg at the Etihad Stadium, Liverpool did not lose their nerve and two goals from Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino secured an impressive away win over the runaway Premier League leaders.Gerrard, who captained Liverpool to their last Champions League title in 2005, has now backed his former club go all the way this season.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“Unbelievable. There’s a feeling amongst the Liverpool supporters. They’re very confident.” Gerrard told BT Sport (via The Sport Review).“They believe in this manager and they think the team’s growing. They believe that they’ve got a chance of going all the way [in the Champions League] – and so do I.“I think Barcelona going out tonight should give them confidence. Over the two legs, beating at top side like City, they should be on a big wave now.”Liverpool will find out their opponents for the semi-finals of the competition on Friday.last_img read more

UEFA announces disciplinary proceedings against Liverpool Roma

first_imgUEFA has announced that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Liverpool and Roma following the commotion at their Champions League semi-final first leg at Anfield.Commotion started outside Anfield minutes before kick-off in the first leg of the tie on April 24, with Liverpool fan Sean Cox left in a critical condition following the incident.Based on the incidents, Liverpool have been charged with setting off fireworks and throwing objects while both clubs have been charged for crowd disturbancesdivock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…Ahead of the second leg, Merseyside Police confirmed that they had not received any reports of disturbances between Liverpool and Roma fans in the Italian capital in the lead up to kick-off according to SkysportsThis case is being handled by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body and will be dealt with on May 31. Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp’s side face Real Madrid in the final of the Champions League on Saturday in Kyiv after beating Roma 7-6 on aggregate.last_img read more

Youth Day Message from the Leader of the Opposition

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 26 Sept 2014 – A demand for greater investment in our Youth was a part of the Youth Day message from the Official Opposition Leader of the Turks and Caicos, Hon Sharlene Robinson… She said: I am a firm believer that it is to our country’s detriment if we do not invest more monies and time in our youth. I therefore celebrate those corporate citizens and civic groups whose mandate in helping our future is being fulfilled and evidenced through their donations in so many forms.” High grades for companies stepping up over the past few weeks and years to impact the education system. The People’s Democratic Movement leader explained: No entity can do it alone. We are all stakeholders in the future of the TCI. Whether we positively engage and invest in our youth determines what type of leaders we will have.” Premier attends town hall meetings Related Items:national youth day, sharlene cartwright-robinson TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Attorney calls on UWI to honor TCI leaderslast_img read more

Atomtronic transistor and diode could advance quantum computing

first_img Can alkaline earth metals be used in quantum computing? (PhysOrg.com) — What if atoms could be used to perform the functions currently the province of electronic devices? The goal of atomtronics is to do just that by creating analogues to the common items found in electronic devices. Ron Pepino, a graduate student at JILA and the University of Colorado, believes that he and his colleagues have found a way to create the atomtronic versions of diode and transistor circuits. The work of Pepino, Cooper, Anderson and Holland is described in Physical Review Letters: “Atomtronic Circuits of Diodes and Transistors.” Citation: Atomtronic transistor and diode could advance quantum computing (2009, October 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-10-atomtronic-transistor-diode-advance-quantum.html “In our work, we create a one-to-one analogy between conventional electronic circuits and atoms trapped in optical lattices,” Pepino tells PhysOrg.com. “In this analogy, the current carriers — the electrons — are replaced with neutral, ultracold atoms, the semiconductor material that the electrons traverse is replaced with an optical lattice, and the electric potential difference — which induces the flow of electrons around the circuit — is replaced by a chemical potential difference”“The dynamics of atoms in optical lattices, which are basically crystals of light, have been studied both theoretically and experimentally for many years now. We add to this field by theoretically demonstrating that the electronic properties of the diode and transistor can be observed in specifically tailored optical lattices,” Pepino continues.The team at JILA believes that it is possible to emulate the behavior of a semiconductor diode in these atomic systems. “We have predicted that you can take the optical lattice, manipulate its experimentally-tunable parameters in a specific way, and recover diode-like phenomena,” Pepino explains, “Our simulations show that this augmented optical lattice will allow atoms to flow across it from left to right, for example, but forbids the atoms to traverse the lattice going the other way. We have modeled this, and we think it might work.”Pepino and his peers have also modeled an atomtronic transistor. “All modern electronics contain transistors; they are the fundamental building blocks of electronics and computers. Naturally, we want an atomtronic version.” The transistor designed by Pepino and his colleagues exhibits on/off switching behavior, and acts as an amplifier. By configuring the optical lattice in a manner discussed in their article, they show that it is possible to recover the characteristics of the conventional electronic transistor in the atomic world. He points out that atomtronics probably won’t replace electronics. “Atoms are sluggish compared to electrons, and that means that you probably won’t see atomtronics replace current electronic devices. What atomtronics might be useful for is the field of quantum information.” Because electrons lose any possible initial quantum state as they bounce around through the energy dissipating semiconductor or metallic systems, they are ill-equipped for quantum computing. “In quantum computing, you store a quantum state on an object, perform operations on the object and then read out the final state. If the system is not coherent, the initial stored information is lost,” Pepino points out. “Atoms trapped in optical lattices have been considered extensively for specific quantum computing schemes due to their inherent energy conserving characteristics. The dynamics of our atomtronic devices would be coherent and potentially useful in quantum computing.” He also suggests that there is the possibility that atomtronics could be useful in obtaining sensitive measurements. At the very least, he concludes, “atomtronic systems provide a nice test of fundamental concepts in condensed matter physics.”While these ideas have been modeled, they have yet to be built. Pepino says that an effort is under way to set up experiments that could provide a proof of principle for the work being done at JILA and the University of Colorado by experimental collaborator and co-author Dana Anderson.More information: Pepino, et. al. “Atomtronic Circuits of Diodes and Transistors,” Physical Review Letters (2009). Available online: https://sp2.img.hsyaolu.com.cn/wp-shlf1314/2020/IMG3010.jpg” alt=”last_img” /> read more

Gay couples too face domestic violence

first_imgWhile intimate partner violence is a prevalent and pressing concern in heterosexual relationships, gay couples too may be at an increased risk of physical and sexual violence, emotional abuse as well as controlling behaviour, finds a study.According to researchers, the violence links back to HIV prevention because men in abusive relationships may find it hard to negotiate for condom use or even when and how they have sex. A gay man who is struggling with his identity might lash out at his partner with physical or emotional abuse as a stress response behaviour – similar to heterosexual couples, where an unemployed man lashes out at his female partner because he feels inadequate. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe study makes a strong connection between internalized homophobia and violence, the findings showed.”If you just looked at physical and sexual violence in male couples, it’s about 25 to 30 per cent, roughly the same as women,” said Rob Stephenson, Professor at the University of Michigan in the US.”We’re stuck in this mental representation of domestic violence as a female victim and a male perpetrator, and while that is very important, there are other forms of domestic violence in all types of relationships,” Stephenson added. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe research is important because it debunks that stereotype, and accounts for controlling and isolating behaviours as well as physical abuse, Stephenson said.For the study, published in the American Journal of Men’s Health, the researchers recruited 320 men (160 couples) to independently complete individual surveys measuring demographic information, partner violence experience and perpetration, and individual and relationship characteristics that may shape the experience of violence. They found that 46 per cent of the 320 men (160 couples) experienced some form of intimate partner violence in the last year – physical and sexual violence, emotional abuse and controlling behaviour.The Supreme Court in India has began hearing a number of petitions challenging Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalises consensual homosexuality for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.last_img read more

Cosanti resident Roger Tomalty instructs the Works

first_imgCosanti resident Roger Tomaltyinstructs the Workshopabout the prehistory and geography of the surrounding area. Workshop Coordinator, Wes Ozier conducts an orientation meeting with the FebruaryWorkshopin the Arcosanti Café.He is seen here speaking with Alumni returnee, Orie Miyako and her friend RikuHakateyama, who is a participant in the Workshop. February 12, 2001Workshop 2001!Paolo Soleri meets withthe February Workshopto field questions about the 63topics in his book Arcosanti:an Urban Laboratory?. The Workshophas just completed their Seminar Week in which they were familiarized with Arcosantiand the fundamentals of ArcologyTheory. [Photos and text by JenniferThornton] last_img read more

Rep Hoitenga welcomes special guest for State of the State address

first_imgState Rep. Michele Hoitenga, right, today welcomed Wexford County Prosecutor Jason Elmore, left, to the Capitol for Gov. Rick Snyder’s annual State of the State address. Hoitenga, R-Manton, invited Elmore to join her on the House floor while the governor presented his agenda for the coming year.### Categories: Hoitenga News 17Jan Rep. Hoitenga welcomes special guest for State of the State addresslast_img