Skipper says Tipp need to concentrate on own game

first_imgThe skipper believes that one of the keys to victory against Galway on Sunday is not to worry too much about the Connacht side’s strong points.When the sides met at the same stage of the competition twelve months ago the Tribesmen won by a point.Brendan believes the Premier County can come out on top this time if the team play at the level they’re capable of. Tipp FM’s build-up to the match – which begins at 3.30pm – gets underway at around 3 o’clock on Sunday afternoon.  Our coverage will be brought to you in association with Mulcahy Car Sales, Ardcroney, Nenagh.last_img read more

LeBron James’ group eyes sports venues as mega-voting sites

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error A federal judge rejected their claims, and voting proceeded without the melee some advocates had forecast.Now, Benson, a Democrat, is pushing the arena model not as an example of potential voter suppression, but a way to fight it. “One of our greatest challenges in protecting voters’ access to democracy this November is identifying accessible locations where citizens can safely vote in person,” she said.Amid COVID, that could outweigh potential logistical difficulties of large sites. Lines for such venues can still be long – just as with normal polling locations – as was seen in Lexington at some points on primary day. Voters also could face traffic jams or public transit hiccups given the number of people involved. General elections also have considerably larger turnout than primaries.Nonetheless, there’s a growing bipartisan push for large-venue voting. NFL executive Scott Pioli last week presented the National Association of Secretaries of State a plan for widespread use of professional and college sports facilities.James’ group is officially nonpartisan. But the NBA star has been open about its emphasis on the Black community, where Trump faces intense opposition for his white identity politics. James has not endorsed Biden, but he endorsed Hillary Clinton over Trump in 2016.In Milwaukee, meanwhile, the Bucks owners, the Lasry family, are major Democratic Party donors. Bucks executive Alex Lasry helped lead the effort that landed the Democratic National Convention in the city. ATLANTA — If basketball icon LeBron James gets his way, NBA arenas and other sports venues around the country will be mega-polling sites for the November general election.James and his voting rights group, formed this spring with other black athletes and entertainers, are joining with other professional basketball leaders and Michigan’s top elections official to push for mega-voting sites to accommodate in-person balloting amid the COVID-19 pandemic.More Than A Vote, the James organization dedicated to maximizing Black turnout in November, shared its plans with The Associated Press on Wednesday after the Detroit Pistons became the second NBA franchise to announce plans to use its arena for voting later this year. In Georgia, Fulton County elections officials this week approved the Atlanta Hawks’ proposal to use State Farm Arena as a polling site. Plans call for the arena to serve as a countywide early voting site ahead of Election Day.The idea, which comes after Kentucky used large facilities in its June 23 primary, is to use large spaces that allow for in-person voting while still enforcing social distancing guidelines. It also underscores the attention on the mechanics of voting amid the pandemic, with the intensity already reflected in both President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden warning that state and local officials have the power to “corrupt” the election.center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersMichigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson called her “partnership” with the Pistons a “blueprint for other teams and leagues seeking to advance our common goal of protecting access to the vote for all.”Lloyd Pierce, head coach of the Atlanta Hawks, said the arrangement in his city ensures “high turnout” in a safe environment. Benson, Pierce and David Fizdale, former New York Knicks head coach, will advise NBA franchises and arena management entities around the country on how to replicate the existing deals.The Milwaukee Bucks also confirmed they are willing to use their home arena as a voting site in the most populous city in the key battleground of Wisconsin.The coordinated push is a turnabout, of sorts, in the often-partisan jousting over voting procedures.Some Democrats panned Kentucky elections officials for limiting in-person June primary voting in the state’s two most populous counties to Louisville’s Exposition Center and the University of Kentucky football stadium in Lexington. Voting rights advocates argued in federal court that the plan, part of culling voting sites statewide amid coronavirus concerns, would harm minority voters.last_img read more

9 months agoSolskjaer admits Ferguson in his ear at Man Utd

first_imgSolskjaer admits Ferguson in his ear at Man Utdby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Sir Alex Ferguson has been in his ear since his appointment.Solskjaer says he has received advice from Sir Alex Ferguson since becoming caretaker manager at Old Trafford.When asked what is the most valuable trait to learn from Ferguson, Solskjaer said: “The hunger to improve, the hunger to win. To get up next morning, if you win or lose, to try and improve the club.”He is the best ever, I would be stupid to not try and learn from him.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

SEC Unveils New Conference Tag Line At Media Days

first_imgThe SEC's logo with a grey background.SEC Media Days kicked off this afternoon, and while most of the news is geared towards the individual members teams, coaches, and players in attendance, the league made an announcement as well. The SEC unveiled a new conference tag line at the event: “It Just Means More.”New tag line for the SEC: pic.twitter.com/GjkD1oS4hz— Chuck Dunlap (@SEC_Chuck) July 11, 2016 For football fans in SEC country, the slogan definitely rings true. People say that college football is a religion in the Southeast. It’s not too far off.MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitalelast_img read more

Lauritzen Kosan Reflags Two Gas Carriers to Denmark

first_imgzoom Lauritzen Kosan, part of Danish shipping company J. Lauritzen, has reflagged two of its ships to Denmark for the first time since 2003.The ships in question are the 8,053 cbm Helena Kosan and the 3,666 cbm Linda Kosan.As informed, the registers of the two vessels have been changed to the Danish International Register of Shipping (DIS) as they begin a period time charter which will require an EU flag.“The reflagging of these two gas carriers to Denmark is driven by commercial arguments, and it goes to show that the Danish flag is now very close to being as competitive as Malta, Singapore and the Isle of Man. There are still some challenges, but we very much appreciate the clear pro-business signals currently being sent by the Danish political system,” Mads P. Zacho, CEO of J. Lauritzen, commented.“We very much appreciate the efforts made by the Maritime Strategy Team initiated by the Danish government, which gave its recommendations in April 2017. The subsequent proposals put forward by a broad coalition in parliament with new and significant measures to increase the competitiveness of the Danish flag have clearly had an impact, shown by the reflagging of our two gas carriers to DIS,” Zacho added.Currently, Lauritzen Kosan’s fleet is comprised of 31 gas carriers.last_img read more

SC agrees to hear plea of Cong MP alleging violation of Model Code by PM Modi & BJP chief Amit Shah

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday agreed to hear tomorrow a plea of Congress MP Sushmita Dev alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah have been violating the Model Code of Conduct during their campaigning for Lok Sabha polls. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it would hear the petition of Dev tomorrow. Senior advocate A M Singhvi, appearing for Dev, alleged that Modi and Shah have violated the Model Code of Conduct and the Election Commission is not acting on her complaint. Singhvi said four weeks have passed since the Model Code of Conduct was enforced in the country and both the prime minister and Shah have been allegedly violating the code. To this, the bench said it will hear the plea on Tuesday.last_img read more

Mens Basketball Ohio State to give out free tickets to students

Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann applauds his team during the second half with Texas Southern at the Schottenstein Center on Nov. 16. Credit: Nick Clarkson | Social Media EditorOhio State head coach Chris Holtmann continues his campaign to generate interest in the men’s basketball program this fall. On Friday, Holtmann announced students will be able to attend the Buckeyes’ game Nov. 29 against Clemson for free. “Ever since my arrival to campus, I’ve been energized by our passionate students,” Holtmann said in a video on The NutHouse Twitter account. “Whether it’s seeing you on campus or at football games on Saturdays, your presence has been felt. We need that presence at our men’s basketball games this season. I want to give everyone an opportunity to see our team in action.”The free ticket giveaway is the latest in Holtmann’s efforts to get students excited about Ohio State men’s basketball. He paid for students’ lunches at Raising Cane’s on Wednesday, and had spoken earlier in the year about how he hopes to get the Schottenstein Center “rocking again.”Students can claim their free tickets by clicking here. Ohio State will next take to the Schottenstein Center court at 2 p.m. Sunday when it hosts Northeastern.? SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM @ChrisHoltmann AND @OhioStateHoops ? FOLLOW THE LINK TO SECURE YOUR FREE TICKET https://t.co/UX7UibgjPK pic.twitter.com/wsNMdwnZFK— The NutHouse (@BuckeyeNutHouse) November 17, 2017 read more

Lazio defender Bastos to join Wolverhampton Wanderers

first_imgWolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly included Lazio defender Bastos to their top priority targets for this summer signing.The Serie A outfit have lodged a €15m (£13m) price tag on the Angola international, according to Il Messaggero via Sportsmole.Bastos who is still currently in a deal with Lazio, a deal that will last until 2020, has an option of extending his stay for a year or not. However, he has struggled to track down regular first-team football since joining the club from Rostov in 2016.Fonseca hints Smalling could debut tomorrow Manuel R. Medina – August 31, 2019 AS Roma manager Paulo Fonseca has hinted Chris Smalling could debut in tomorrow’s Derby Della Capitale between his team and Lazio.During Lazio’s last season, the 27-year-old Bastos made 28 appearances and netting five goals in all competitions.The defender has been a mainstay in the Angola national team since 2011. He started his career in his native country Angola. Between 2011 and 2013 he played with Petro Luanda in 105 games where he scored 6 goals and also won the Taça de Angola twice.In August 2011, Bastos debuted for his country in a 0–0 draw against Liberia. He also represented Angola at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.last_img read more

Homer Voted 2nd Safest City in Alaska

first_imgThe five safest cities kept violent crime below the national average, with two cities reporting zero counts of murder. Robbery came in as the second-least common violent crime, with no city seeing more than four incidents.  Homer came in with the lowest rate of violent crimes. According to the report, statewide, Alaska’s violent crime rate is more than twice the national average of 4.49 incidents per 1,000.  Alaska’s five safest cities, however really stand out for their stellar records with an average of only 2.18 violent crimes per 1,000 people. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享For the second consecutive year, Homer ranks as the second safest city in Alaska, according to a report released by Safewise. Homer ranked behind Sitka. Palmer, Unalaska and Ketchikan for the top fives spots. Of all the crime reported in these cities (and in Alaska overall), most were property crimes. Safewise (an independent review and comparison company dedicated to providing consumers with information and educational materials about home security systems and techniques) bases its rankings on the most recent FBI report. In a release from the City of Homer, “the Homer Police Department’s highly trained, professional police force plays a big role in these favorable conditions.  They promote a positive, safe environment by prioritizing community policing techniques in which the Department works with the community to address citizen concerns, to engage and maintain citizen involvement in crime prevention activities, and to employ de-escalating techniques to defuse potentially violent encounters.” HPD’s Project Drive program, their naloxone training (as part of Homer’s multi-agency strategy designed to prevent the harms from opioid drug use), and the City’s involvement in the Green Dot program are community policing examples that have garnered State-wide acclaim.last_img read more