26 May

The leadership qualities which make Inglis next Maroons captain

first_imgSmith has redefined the role of an Origin or Test captain since taking over the position for Queensland and Australia after Darren Lockyer’s retirement in 2011 and Maroons coach Kevin Walters admitted the state had “lost our captain and our leader.”While no decision has yet been made on who will captain the Maroons in this year’s series, Inglis is the obvious choice and he is already considered a great indigenous leader and role model.On the field, he has been the Rabbitohs captain since 2015 and has previously skippered the Indigenous All Stars and Prime Minister’s XIII.After suffering mental health issues following the knee injury which sidelined him for all but one match last season, Souths officials spoke to him about the added work load of being captain but he insisted he wanted to resume the position when he returned.The Queensland and Kangaroos jobs come with even greater responsibilities but Rabbitohs forward Sam Burgess, who has captained England and deputised for Inglis at the Rabbitohs last season, insists Inglis he would cope.“He has handled it here with us and we are not a quiet club, there is always a lot of interest around us,” Burgess said.“I guess with everything Greg has been through it was never going to be a quiet transition, coming back and captaining our side. He has handled that extremely well. I am sure he can manage it.”Inglis declined to comment on the captaincy at Souths training on Tuesday as like most in the game he had not been aware that Smith was planning to call time on a 12-year Origin and Test career which has established him as one of the game’s greatest players.However, Burgess and halfback Adam Reynolds said Inglis, who would become just the third Indigenous player to captain Queensland after Arthur Beetson and Gorden Tallis if chosen, was ideally suited for the role.“This year he has been unbelievably influential across our group,” Burgess said. I have really enjoyed having him back as the captain of the team. He is just growing every week.“This Greg, that I am seeing at my personal level, is the best version of Greg that I have seen.“He has already been a fantastic role model for me and a lot of others throughout our careers but right now he is fine-tuning his leadership and it is great working with him.“He is now clear in his conversations with other players. Everyone grows and gets more experienced, and Greg has just grown every day. I think he would be a great fit.”Reynolds said Inglis deserved the honour of captaining Queensland.“He is the captain of our club and he has done a lot in our game too,” Reynolds said. “For Greg, I am sure he would be proud and his family would be proud.“He has done a great job for us at Souths and I am sure that would transfer well into the Origin arena.”Meanwhile, Burgess paid tribute to Smith’s leadership and described him as a “benchmark” for other captains.“I have had the pleasure of captaining against him a few times and he has always been a great role model for the international game,” Burgess said.“He knows the game extremely well, he is a very good player and a very good leader of men. He seems to have a knack at that. He is a wonderful player, I respect what he is about and what he has done in the game. He does everything fantastically well.“He has captained Australia, Queensland and Melbourne … and you look at the success of all of those three teams it is pretty unbelievable and it no coincidence. He is obviously a great leader. I’d dare say he is the benchmark.”last_img read more

19 Jan

SEA Games: PH fencers add 1 gold, 2 silvers, 1 bronze to medal haul

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Teen gunned down in Masbate LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal PH archery team wraps up SEA Games campaign sans gold Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Members of the Philippine fencing team display their respective medals from the 29th Southeast Asian Games. (L to R) Brennan Wayne Louie (gold), Nathaniel Perez (silver) in mens individual foil; Hanniel Abella (silver) and Harlene Raguin (bronze) in women’s individual epee. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLFil-American Louie Wayne Brennan took the men’s individual foil gold medal over compatriot Nathaniel Perez in a dominant show for the Philippines Tuesday in the Southeast Asian Games fencing.Finally getting his slot in the individual category after playing in team events on his freshman year with the national team, Brennan bested Perez, 15-14, in the final.ADVERTISEMENT It was an all-Filipino final as Brennan ousted Thai Sopanut Mayakarn in the semifinal, while Perez dispatched Jet Ng Shang Fei of Singapore.Brennan, who owns a fencing club back in Los Angeles, replaced former champion Emerson Sugui in the PH team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Philippine women’s epee team also had an impressive showing, turning in a silver and a bronze.Hanniel Abella bested teammae Harlene Raguin in the semis. But she lost in the final against Nguyen Thi Nhu Hoa of Vietnam. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Raguin took the bronze.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

18 Jan

Golden Knights continue healing process for Las Vegas

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew During each home game last season, the Golden Knights recognized the Vegas Strong Hero of the Game, a first responder or citizen who risked his or her own life during the shooting to aid others. Engelland would talk to those heroes after the games.In September, Engelland and his family announced the Vegas Born Heroes Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to publicly recognize and reward charities and community members who consistently and selflessly help others to benefit the city.“It’s been an honor to honor those people who sacrificed their lives or made it out of there,” Engelland said. “We still talk to a lot of them here and there. We wanted to start our foundation and kind of branch a little bit away from that but not completely. Those first responders, we wanted to grow it and make it the heroes around Las Vegas that do the little things that might go unnoticed.”Unnoticed, until now.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal As the one-year anniversary of the massacre on the Las Vegas Strip that left 58 dead approaches, Vegas’ beloved NHL team remains very much a part of the healing process, true to Engelland’s words.“Anything like that happens, you definitely want to keep helping the process of the healing,” Engelland said following a recent preseason game as the Knights prepared for their second season. “I think last year was a good stepping stone and I think we can still do more this year.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Golden Knights, who became a rallying point for many residents after the shooting, will make their way around town Monday, with several players and team personnel visiting command and dispatch centers for police and other first responders and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority for a blood drive.“Being from here, you want to do as much as you can for the community you call home,” Engelland said. “I think every guy in this room wants to do what they can for Las Vegas. A lot of guys are going to be calling this home for a long time. We got a lot of great leaders in here that step up and do a lot of good things. We just try to help each other out and do whatever we can for the community.” Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Folayang, Khan dispute vacant ONE lightweight title in Manila Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lifelong Vegas resident Tina Cartwright, who was at the outdoor concert when the gunman opened fire from a room in the Mandalay Bay casino-resort, said it took a long time for her to attend a crowded event after the shooting, during which she remembers running her life. It was a Golden Knights game that brought her back to enjoying her social life.“They gave me hope, because I didn’t want to go out in crowds and put myself in that position where I wasn’t close to an exit,” said Cartwright, 47. “I didn’t want to go out right away, so they were an immediate part of the healing process. I have friends who still won’t go to concerts or big gatherings, and I think the longer you wait it can be detrimental. They just gave us something to look forward to in times that were dark.”Knights newcomer Max Pacioretty was with the Montreal Canadiens last season but said he remembers the shooting vividly. He said it was tough to watch on television. But he said watching the Knights from afar as they helped with the recovery process helped him see how special the team had become to the community.They had become much more than the town’s first major sports franchise, and much more than a team embarking on an inaugural campaign that would end in the Stanley Cup Final.“It’s something I feel that this community will never forget, and it’s a big reason why there’s such good chemistry between the fans and the city and this team,” Pacioretty said. “I feel as if people didn’t really know what to expect, what type of people and human beings hockey players are in a general spectrum. But I think they learned real quick. As soon as they knew that they were going to have to help this community overcome what they were going through, you saw them step up to the occasion right away.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 19: Max Pacioretty #67 of the Vegas Golden Knights poses for photos with fans as he arrives at the Vegas Golden Knights Fan Fest at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on September 19, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPLAS VEGAS — With the city reeling from the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Golden Knights defenseman Deryk Engelland delivered an emotional 58-second speech last October that continues to echo through Las Vegas today.Engelland’s address came days after the Oct. 1 massacre during a pregame ceremony honoring victims and first responders. It ended with the reassurances: “We’ll do everything we can to help you and our city heal. We are Vegas strong.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

12 Jan

Protesters not confident about meeting with Govt

first_imgVAT on educationDespite the announcement by Government of its intention to meet with parents who are against the imposition of Value Added Tax (VAT) on education, some are not too confident that a decision will be made in their favour.Another protest was held outside the Education Ministry’s Brickdam, Georgetown office on Wednesday, where those views were expressed by people affected by the recent change.Saraswati Vidya Niketan School Principal Swami Aksharananda holding up a placard during Wednesday’s protestWhile Wednesday’s protest did not attract a large crowd like it did in the past, many parents, including educators and religious leaders, still believe that the Government is not serious about removing VAT on education.Principal of the Saraswati Vidya Niketan School on the West Coast of Demerara, Swami Aksharananda, believes that the meeting scheduled for Friday at the National Cultural Centre will not change Government’s position.The school principal and religious leader has said if Government decides not to remove VAT on education, then those affected will have to continue to agitate.Other parents told this publication that they hope Government will remove VAT on education in its entirety and not try to lower the imposed 14 per cent.Mark Kazim, a parent who also spoke with Guyana Times expressed his disappointment with the move.While Kazim did not want to pre-empt what could come out of the discussion between parents and education officials on Friday, he said the fight will continue if Government chooses not to listen to affected parents.Roman Catholic Bishop, Francis Alleyne“We still have to fight for what we don’t believe in, and what we don’t believe in is VAT on education. Let’s see what happens after that meeting,” he stated.Meanwhile, Roman Catholic Bishop, Francis Alleyne, who was among the demonstrators, said although many persons are not too hopeful, he would hope both parties could come to an amicable agreement.Protesters outside the Education Ministry’s Brickdam officeHe also said the number of people attending does not matter. “If the Government is making a genuine gesture, it’s not about the number of people but the number of issues and concerns and with that is room for discussion and dialogue on education as a whole, so that’s what I hope will happen,” Bishop Francis Allen said.Since its implementation, Government’s tax on private education has received widespread criticism. Many are calling the decision one that has not been thought through and needs to be urgently revised or repealed.last_img read more

10 Jan

Mutamba eyes 15 goals, trophy with Sofapaka

first_img“I am pushing to score more goals because the minimum bar I have set myself is to score at least 15 and be among the league’s top scorers at the end of the season. Also, I want to keep my place in the national team and to do that I need to keep scoring,” Mutamba who made his debut with Harambee Stars this year noted.He has settled in quick at the club and has become a mainstay in a forward line that has Stephen Waruru and Kepha Aswani, who were among the league’s top three scorers last season.“I have settled in fast because of the kind of welcome Sofapaka have given me. It has been very easy because of the support of the coaches and players. Now I want to repay their faith to help them clinch a trophy,” he said.“When I came in, they told me that one of their targets is to win at least one trophy and I will do my best to help them achieve that. We have a chance in both the Shield and the League and we have to be at our best,” the lanky forward further noted.Wazitos Piston Mutamba up against Zoo Kericho’s Michael Madoya.PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu.Mutamba will come up against his former employers on Saturday afternoon when Sofapaka take on Wazito at the Camp Toyoyo Ground in Nairobi’s Jericho estate and he will seek to add his goal tally.Sofapaka are looking to bridge the gap between them and leaders Gor who established a 15-point gulf with their 1-0 win over Sony Sugar on Friday evening.Wazito on their end have had a disastrous spell failing to win any of their last seven games and sit bottom of the standings. The first leg meeting ended in a 1-0 victory for Wazito and Sofapaka will be coming in for revenge.In other league matches set for this weekend, third placed Mathare United who have picked three successive draws will be away to Bandari in Mombasa looking to bounce back to winning ways and revive their faint title hopes.Mathare have been on a rebuilding of sorts with goalkeeper David Okello and James Situma included in the match day squad and expected to make a debut.James Situma has joined Mathare United after a six-month stint with Kakamega Homeboyz. PHOTO/Mathare UnitedBandari on their end have been silent in the mid-season transfer market and will be out to ensure they get a win to squeeze into the top three. History does not favor the dockers against Mathare as they have won only one of their last 15 meetings with Mathare winning seven and the rest ending in draws.Of the seven wins Mathare have recorded against ken Odhiambo’s men three have been in Mombasa while they have picked a point off the Coastal city four times. They have never lost.Elsewhere in Mumias, a relatively new look Tusker FC take on Vihiga United, head coach Robert Matano under pressure to pick the side up from the rubbles.The brewers are 10th in the standings with a paltry 24 points, but mid-season transfer activity that has seen the arrival of new players led by Harambee Stars goalkeeper Patrick Matasi might spur them on.KPL Saturday fixturesWazito v Sofapaka (Toyoyo), Bandari v Mathare United (Mombasa), Chemelil Sugar v Nakumatt (Chemelil), Vihiga United v Tusker FC (Mumias).0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sofapaka FC striker Piston Mutamba attempts to make a shot during their match against Baba Dogo United in the FKF Shield. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 30- Sofapaka new signing Piston Mutamba says he targets a minimum of 15 goals this season adding that he wants to help the 2009 Kenyan Premier League champions fight for at least one trophy this season.Mutamba signed early June from Wazito FC has scored thrice for the club, twice in the league and once in the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield. His total tally for the season in the league is seven.last_img read more

6 Jan

Anelka becomes advisor to Lille’s apprentice strikers

first_img0Shares0000Nicolas Anelka (C) watches the Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain and Lille in Paris on November 2. © AFP / FRANCK FIFECAMPHIN-EN-PEVELE, France, Nov 7 – Former Arsenal and France international Nicolas Anelka has taken a first step towards a potential coaching role after agreeing to advise Lille’s up-and-coming strikers.Anelka, 39, “will work at Lille’s youth academy advising the apprentices, in particular focusing on the work and specific role of strikers,” the club said in a statement. Lille president Gerard Lopez told AFP Anelka will “work with players ranging from 14 years old up to the reserve team”.Described as a future star of the France team when he made his professional debut with Paris Saint-Germain in 1996, Anelka went on to enjoy a globe-trotting career that took him from Arsenal to Mumbai via some of the biggest clubs in Europe including a stint at Real Madrid.After a return to PSG (2000-2002) he went on loan to Liverpool before joining Manchester City (2002-2005), Fenerbahce, Bolton and Chelsea, where he played his last meaningful campaigns in 2008-2012.At the 2010 World Cup in South Africa Anelka’s France career came to an abrupt and controversial end.He was handed an 18-match ban by the French Football Federation (FFF) after insults aimed at coach Raymond Domenech sparked the now infamous Knysna players’ strike.Anelka ended his playing career in 2015 after 13 games with Mumbai City in the Indian top flight, whom he also briefly coached.Lille coach Christophe Galtier said Anelka, now 39, was happy to cut his coaching teeth “out of the spotlight”.“Nicolas is really enthusiastic. He wants to stay out of the spotlight and bring some of his striking expertise and know-how to our young players,” said Galtier.“But for the moment he does not want to get involved with the professionals.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

6 Jan

Evra denies homophobia after social media spat with PSG

first_imgNonetheless, the 37-year-old claimed his comments had been twisted by the French media.“I made a video, as a joke as a friend, and the French media, they take it because I used the word ‘pede’, so they translated as I am against the gay people,” Evra said on Twitter.“I am not homophobic. I love everybody. So if I offend someone or I hurt someone, I already apologised.“You have to be free for whatever you want to do in life, I will never judge anyone. Only God can judge me.”Tensions began to mount between PSG and when Evra when the former United defender posted a video on Instagram, where he has 5.8 million followers, from PSG’s Parc des Princes stadium celebrating the Premier League side’s stunning 3-1 away win in the Champions League last 16.This drew criticism from former PSG player and television pundit Jerome Rothen, who was a France and Monaco teammate of Evra.Evra responded to Rothen by threatening to “smash his face in”.The left-back, who played 379 times for United and 81 times for France, has a history of provocative statements and was the French captain during their infamous strike at the 2010 World Cup.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Patrice Evra claims accusations of homophobia have been invented by French media after he used an anti-homosexual slur in a social media spat with Paris Saint-Germain © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEPARIS, France, Mar 19 – Patrice Evra has hit back at accusations of homophobia after Paris Saint-Germain blasted the former France captain for calling the Ligue 1 club “a bunch of queers” in the aftermath of their Champions League exit to Manchester United.Earlier, PSG condemned “Patrice Evra’s homophobic insults aimed at us… on social media” after a bizarre spat in which Evra used the French word “pede”, a derogatory term for homosexuals, to describe the Parisians.last_img read more

30 Dec

Sibling rivalry works at UC Irvine

first_imgKyle Schmid said having his brother join the staff in the spring, instead of this fall, helped the adjustment for both. “It was a little hard for me to accept that at first,” Kyle Schmid said. “It settled in with me. I’m ready to handle him. He’s pushing me to be a better player.” Kyle Schmid has shown plenty of improvement this season, moving into the starting lineup as a defender. The Anteaters had allowed just six goals in their first eight games before a 4-0 loss at No. 18 UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday night. “I kept doing hard work, day in and day out,” Schmid said. “Things came together for me this year. I just kept working hard. I didn’t let anything pull me down.” UC Irvine is a young team, with only three seniors and seven juniors, and Kyle Schmid is convinced the underclassmen will grow up in a hurry and push the team among the area’s elite programs. “We’re right on the cusp of things,” Kyle Schmid said. “We’re in a transition mode. We’re trying to get recognized. “Next year we’ll really make an impact.” Kurt Schmid has noticed his brother’s impact on the rest of the team. “On the field, he’s done very well,” Kurt Schmid said. “He’s improved with every game. He’s played some of the best soccer I’ve seen him play. This is the first year where he’s been given the reins and he deserves it. He’s not officially a captain, we don’t have a lot of seniors, but he’s taken on a leadership role.” Both brothers credit their love of soccer to their father, Sigi Schmid, the current coach of the Columbus Crew of MLS. Sigi Schmid was a longtime coach at UCLA and later ran the show for the Galaxy. “I think growing up with my dad has been one of the biggest influences on my life, in terms of being a player and a coach now,” Kurt Schmid said. “I’ve been around soccer since I was in a baby carriage. One of the things I always did was go to practice and be a fly on the wall. “All of that has been very influential on me.” Kyle Schmid agreed. “Huge influence, not only in soccer but in everyday life,” Kyle Schmid said. “He’s never really pushed me to play soccer. He’s pushed me to do whatever makes me happy. He’s always there for me.” Kyle Schmid said he’s not sure if he’ll follow in his father’s and brother’s footsteps as a coach, but he won’t pass on the opportunity if it comes along. “I definitely want to take a chance and see how it goes,” Kyle Schmid said. “But hopefully my playing days don’t end anytime soon.” UC Irvine will return home to face Cal State Northridge on Saturday night at 7. More men’s soccer: LMU seemingly has more South Bay players in this sport than every other college combined. Freshman forward Rafael Baca (Animo) and sophomore defender Alex Proano (Bishop Montgomery) have cracked the starting lineup for the Lions. Junior Miguel Benitez (Bishop Montgomery) and freshman Jack McCormack (Mira Costa) are backup goalkeepers. Other reserves include sophomore defender Wilkie Johnson (Peninsula), sophomore defender Andrew Kristof (West Torrance) and freshman midfielder Giovanni Lopez (Serra). Freshman Go Eto (Peninsula) will redshirt due to an ankle injury. The Lions (2-4-1) face an imposing foe, No. 6 Santa Clara (5-1-2), in their WCC home opener today at 4 p.m. Other area players include UCLA freshman goalkeeper Kevin Weiner (Mira Costa), Columbia freshman goalkeeper Alex Contratto (Chadwick) and Florida International sophomore forward Kyle Emerson (Redondo). Around the nation: Brown freshman middle blocker Danielle Vaughan (Peninsula) was named the volleyball co-rookie of the week by the Ivy League on Tuesday. Vaughan led the Bears with 1.67 blocks per game and a .393 hitting average in matches against Yale and Rhode Island. For the season, Vaughan leads Brown with a .274 average and 39 blocks. … Senior defender Dylann Tharp (San Pedro) could return to the Oregon women’s soccer team this weekend. Tharp suffered a badly sprained left ankle on Sept. 14, and the Ducks (6-3) have struggled defensively without her. Oregon had a goals-against average of 0.60 with Tharp in the lineup, and in the four games without her that mark has jumped to 1.75. The Ducks will play host to No. 10 Portland (7-3) tonight at 7. chris.jackson@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City“I think it started out where he was very receptive,” Kurt Schmid said. “Then he went through a spell where he couldn’t hear it from me. Now he’s being pretty good about listening. It can be tough when your brother is telling you what to do.” Kyle Schmid has spent most of his life with his brother telling him what to do. He just never really expected it to reach a point where he was required to listen. “It’s like having your biggest critic around,” Kyle Schmid said. “It’s a little bit frustrating at times. But he pushes me to be the best player he can be. Sometimes you have to bite your tongue, though.” Kurt Schmid said his brother’s presence on the roster almost made him turn down the job as an assistant. “Him being here almost made me not come here,” Kurt Schmid said. “That was definitely a concern early on. I asked him how he felt about it. I wouldn’t have come if it would have hurt him in any way.” Former South Torrance High standout Kyle Schmid was having a perfectly good time playing soccer at UC Irvine when a familiar face joined the coaching staff. Kurt Schmid, Kyle’s older brother, joined the Anteaters’ coaching staff this spring. The two brothers have done their best to downplay any sibling rivalry for the good of the team, helping UC Irvine get off to a 5-2-2 start this season. Both said it’s still a work in progress. last_img read more

30 Dec


first_imgDonegal’s talented food and drink producers are being offered the chance to showcase their skills at a national level, thanks to Ireland’s major new artisan food festival, Bite 2015.And they have a chance to win a free stand at the festival if they manage to impress the organisers with a brief description of their services.Festival organisers are on a nationwide hunt for talented food and beverage producers for the event, which will be held in Dublin’s RDS from November 19-22. It will be a chance to exhibit your product in the run-up to the Christmas season, to over 20,000 Irish food and drink lovers who are expected to descend on the festival.“Bite 2015 is aimed at promoting Ireland’s vastly expanding artisan food and craft drinks sector, letting people with an interest in food experience just how much quality that we have in the field to the plate industry,” said festival organiser Patrick O’Sullivan.“Many of the artisans who will take part in the festival will go on to achieve success nationally, and in some cases internationally.“Now we want to offer talented people, who maybe unknown outside of their locality, the chance to bring their expertise, ideas and experiences to a wider audience.” Bite 2015 will feature top chefs and food experts as well as a huge range of producers, who are there to sell, sample and educate people about their unique products.Presented by the organisers of the National Crafts and Design Fair, in association with Spar and Eurospar, the Festival promises to be Ireland’s first and foremost interactive food expo, with attractions for all the family.“Every stand at Bite 2015 will feature quality products with unique stories behind them – encapsulating a rapidly growing industry,” said Patrick.Artisans in Donegal who would like to win a free stand at the November Bite 2015 festival are asked to write a brief 150-word description of their practice and why they deserve to be chosen.Entries, including full name and contact details and the name of this publication can be sent to info@bitefoodfestival.ie. The closing date for the competition is Friday October 30. Bite 2015 takes place at the RDS Main Hall from November 19-22. Full details and booking can be found at www.bitefoodfestival.ie.DONEGAL’S ARTISAN FOOD AND DRINK PRODUCERS GIVEN CHANCE TO TAKE A ‘BITE’ OUT OF NATIONAL MARKET was last modified: October 16th, 2015 by John2Share 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:Bite food festivaldonegaldublinRDSlast_img read more

29 Dec

Championship: Brighton enter top two as Hull drop points, Ipswich edge Rovers

first_imgHull City 1-1 Nottingham ForestHull’s automatic promotion bid continued to falter as they were held to a second successive home draw and slipped to fourth in the Sky Bet Championship table.Hull were held 1-1 by Nottingham Forest, the same score as against MK Dons at the KC Stadium on Saturday.Forest earned new manager Paul Williams a point in his first game in charge since being appointed to replace Dougie Freedman for the remainder of the season.Forest took a first-half lead through Gary Gardner’s rising shot from distance before Sone Aluko slid home a second half equaliser for Hull whose winless run in the Championship extended to four games.Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 ReadingJames Wilson netted a first-half winner as Brighton moved up to second place in the Championship following a 1-0 victory over Reading.Albion, who now boast five successive clean sheets, survived a late rally from the Royals to record their first league win over the Berkshire side in 12 attempts.The Seagulls have now won five of their last six home games and Reading’s defeat still leaves them without a clean sheet away from home for six months.Ipswich Town 2-0 Blackburn RoversBirthday boy Daryl Murphy scored his first goals for two months as Ipswich continued their push for a play-off place with a 2-0 victory over Blackburn.Two second-half goals were the difference in a largely dismal match as the Ipswich striker scored from the penalty spot after Luke Chambers was pulled down and then made the points safe three minutes before the end.The scoreline was slightly harsh on a Blackburn side who matched a team with designs on the top six, but they lacked a clinical marksman like Murphy, who celebrated his 33rd birthday in style. 1 Brighton enter top two in the Championship after victory over Reading last_img read more