1-6-17At the Traveller Pride Awards in Dublin today, Award receipient and all Ireland Boxing Champion, Patrick Mongan and World Champion Boxer Andy Lee.PIc Tommy Clancy – No – Fee June 19thLast 1652kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) v Bathuhan Citfci (Turkey)91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Ireland) v Viktor Vykhryst (Ukraine) Olympic Boxing Club’s Pat Mongan will face the German boxer Artur Bril of Germany in the last 32 of the 60Kg Category at the European Boxing Championships in the Ukraine with the fight taking place on Sunday. Mongan will be the fourth Irish boxer in action at the championships following today’s draw with Sean McComb the first boxer in action today followed by Kurt Walker and Stephen Donnelly tomorrow. Emmet Brennan will take to the ring after Mongan on Sunday and Brendan Irvine, Dean Gardiner, Joe Ward and Darren O’Neill will be in action on Monday and Tuesday. Jun 17th:Last 3256kg Kurt Walker (Ireland) v Severiane Childaze (Georgia)69kg Steven Donnelly (Ireland) v Sergei Sobylinski (Russia) European Elite Men’s Championships Kharkiv, Ukraine June 14th/25thJune 16thLast 3264kg Sean McComb (Ireland) v Erik Agateljan (Czech Republic) June 18th:Last 3260kg Pat Mongan (Ireland) v Artur Bril (Germany)75kg Emmett Brennan (Ireland) v Bartosz Golebiewski (Poland) June 20thLast 1681kg Joe Ward (Ireland) v Matus Strnisko (Slovakia) or Bou Diabra (France)91kg Darren O’Neill (Ireland) v Ramazazaqn Musilimov (Ukraine) or Pawel Jakubowski (Poland)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
Gary Shanahan has agreed a new contract with Galway United for the 2018 SSE Airtricity League First Division season.The 24-year-old Newcastle West native heads into his fifth season with the club, having made 137 appearances, scoring 18 times for the Tribesmen since joining the club in 2014.Galway United manager Shane Keegan was effusive in his praise of the midfielder when speaking to www.galwayunitedfc.ie.“Gary will be one of the most experienced players in next season’s squad and he’s probably close to reaching cult hero status with the club. He’s Galway United through and through, despite not having been born here. I think it could be a huge season for him.“He played a major role in the club’s last promotion from the First Division and I think with the experience he has accrued over the last few years, he will do that and more next season.“He is another player that wouldn’t have played as much as he would have liked last season, whereas next season in all likelihood, he will be looking to be one of the first names on the team sheet. He’ll absolutely relish that and it will bring the best out of him.” Keegan explained.Shanahan has experience of the First Division with both Galway United and Mervue United, and will know exactly what is required to compete at the top end of the division.“That kind of experience is invaluable. He’s quite similar to Marc Ludden in many respects and is almost a right-footed version of him. We’ve had a bit of a chat and we could possibly tinker with Gary’s position next season to make the most of his attributes.“He’s phenomenally fit, with a tremendous engine and can get up and down the pitch all day long for us. We’ll be looking at ways to get the best out of him, but he’s going to be a huge part of what we’re looking to do.” Keegan concluded.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
Andrew Slattery closes in on Champion Apprentice Jockey Title Mrs John Magnier holds a narrow advantage in the Champion Owner Title raceAidan O’Brien to retain Champion Trainer TitleThe conclusion of the 2019 Flat season at Naas Racecourse onSunday, November 3 is fast approaching and the day will be marked bypresentations to the champion owner, trainer, jockey and apprentice.The race for the apprentice championship is still up forgrabs but County Tipperary’s Andrew Slattery is certainly in pole position with42 winners. He leads the 2017 champion Oisin Orr by two, the pair clear in thetable from last season’s champion Shane Crosse on 28 winners. Ben Coen, acousin of Slattery’s and joint-second in the championship last year, is next onthe list with 27 winners. County Tipperary’s Andrew Slattery is in pole position for the Champion Apprentice Jockey Title with 42 winners Champion ApprenticeJockey Title RaceAndrew Slattery 42Oisin Orr 40Shane Crosse 28Ben Coen 27 Oisin Orr, just two winners behind Andrew Slattery in the race for Champion Apprentice Jockey Title Donnacha O’Brien is on target to be crowned Champion Jockeyfor the second successive year after another incredible season that saw him addto his Classic haul in the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas on the Aidan O’Brien-trainedMagna Grecia. At home, Donnacha won the Group 2 Beresford Stakes on hisfather’s Innisfree and the Group 2 Kilboy Estates Stakes on Red Tea, trained byhis brother, Joseph.Broome, Mohawk, Latrobe, Buckhurst, Waitingfortheday andBlenheim Palace were domestic Group 3 winners for Donnacha who has amassed 104winners in Ireland this season and enjoys a five-winner lead over Colin Keane,the 2017 champion, whose season’s highlight was the Group 1 success of the GerLyons-trained Siskin in the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh in August.If Keane can reach the 100-winner mark, it will be the first time that two Flatjockeys have reached a century of winners in the same season.Mrs John Magnier, seeking to become champion owner for the18th time since 2000, holds a slender advantage over fellow Coolmore partnersMichael Tabor and Derrick Smith.Aidan O’Brien is set to be the champion trainer once again,an award he wins for the 22nd time. The Ballydoyle maestro, who turned 50 thismonth, won the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas with Hermosa and the Dubai DutyFree Irish Derby with Sovereign and enjoyed further Group 1 success withMagical which won the Tattersalls Gold Cup and the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakesand Fairyland and Love, winners of the Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes andthe Moyglare Stud Stakes respectively. Donnacha O’Brien is the clear favourite to retain Champion Jockey Title; Aidan O’Brien to retain Champion Trainer Title All racehorse owners that have had runners on the Flat thisseason will be entitled to complimentary admission to Naas on Sunday. To availof these free tickets, RSVP to [email protected] with owner name, address andthe number of tickets required.There are sixmeetings remaining in the 2019 Irish Flat season:• Dundalkon Friday October 25• Leopardstown on Saturday October 26• Galwayon Monday October 28 • Dundalk onWednesday October 30• Dundalkon Friday November 1• Naas onSunday November 3print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Donnacha O’Brien is the clear favourite to retain Champion Jockey Title
ATLETICO MADRID boss Diego Simeone is targeting his son Gio from Fiorentina – but faces competition from Spurs, according to reports.The Vicente Calderon boss’ son, 23, plays as a striker for the Serie A side and his old man was recently at the Stadio Artemio Franchi to see him score.3 Gio Simeone is a target for his dad Diego’s Atletico side and SpursCredit: Getty Images – GettyHis contract with Fiorentina runs till 2022 and Viola chief Stefano Pioli is eager to tie him down to a new deal amid interest from the European heavyweights.It is no surprise given Gio scored 14 goals last year, providing five assists along the way.And he netted the sixth in Fiorentina’s opening 6-1 win over Chievo.Atletico are already top heavy, with prime attacking talents in ex-Chelsea man Diego Costa and World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann.🇮🇹 @simeonegiovanni pic.twitter.com/XZtmdghXgq— Diego Pablo Simeone (@Simeone) August 27, 2018 3 Simeone Jr has already netted for the Serie A side this seasonCredit: Getty ImagesLatest football newsLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Follow all the latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive BlogUNITED LIVEMan Utd news LIVE: All the latest updates and transfer gossip from Old TraffordLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesAZPI BETTERAzpilicueta reveals turning off phone saved his season after horror startBut AS report Gio is being targeted as a “bet for the future”.He will be quite an expensive prospect, with a fee of around £36million reported as the going rate.But that is described as a price Atletico would be willing to pay.3 Simeone could be in the market to make a late move for his sonCredit: The Mega AgencyYet Simeone could provide back up to Harry Kane, with the Spurs striker currently facing questions over his form and fitness.
Box Score | Photo Gallery | Replay | Highlights | Tournament WebsiteHAMMOND, La. – No. 3 seed Sam Houston State defeated No. 5 seed Houston Baptist 6-1 in an elimination game in the Southland Conference Softball Tournament at North Oak Park in Hammond, La.Sam Houston State struck first with a three-run homer in the top of the first inning. Junior Hillary Adams hit her ninth home run of this season to score freshman Toni Koerselman and senior Taylor Gray. Adams led the Bearkats with three RBI, giving her 33 on the season along with her 35th hit this year.Houston Baptist would get on the board in the bottom of the first with a RBI single from junior Melissa Herman to plate second team all-conference player Lauren Schwirtlich. Schwirtlich reached base on a single to left field. Sophomore Shay Orsak sacrificed bunt advanced Schwirtlich to second to put HBU into scoring position. HBU would strand three as the Bearkats took a 3-1 lead heading into the top of the second inning.The Bearkats extended their lead in the fourth inning with a RBI single by senior Alyssa Coggins to score second team all-conference catcher Tiffany Castillo. Castillo went 2-for-4 on the day and would register her 33rd RBI in the fifth inning to plate Koerselman. Sam Houston kept the pressure on the Huskies after junior Jessica Slater singled to first base on a bunt, she would then steal second (18) to put the Bearkats in scoring position. Senior Amy Pelton sacrifice bunt would score Slater and Pelton would advance to second on error by HBU pitcher Kendall Stiefel. “When we hit the ball, we win,” Sam Houston head coach Bob Brock said. The Bearkats were shut out 1-0 by Central Arkansas in Thursday’s opening round, producing only four hits in the loss. “We know it’s a long haul to the finals today, but we’ve come through the elimination bracket to reach the finals the past two years and getting timely hits is how we did it.”Picking up the win in the circle was Shelby Lancaster (11-10), who gave up four hits while giving up only one run in a complete game effort. Shannon O’Connor fell to 8-8 on the year for Houston Baptist after giving up four runs on six hits in 3.1 innings of work. O’Connor was relieved in the top of the fourth by Stiefel who would finish the game after giving up five hits in 3.2 innings of work. Sam Houston State (27-26) advances to face the winner of the No. 4 seed Stephen F. Austin and No. 6 seed Central Arkansas elimination game later today at approximately 6:30 p.m. HBU finishes its season 22-28 after making its first tournament appearance in only its second season in the Southland.
18 January 2012US-based Interactive Intelligence Group is to acquire some of the contact centre assets of its South African-based reseller, Atio, enabling it to set up a Johannesburg office serving the entire sub-Saharan African region.The transaction sees a new company, Interactive Intelligence South Africa, being set up that will employ about 40 former Atio staff in serving nearly 40 Atio-Interactive Intelligence customers located throughout sub-Saharan Africa.According to ITWeb, Interactive Intelligence, which offers an “all-in-one” contact centre platform, has agreed to pay R54-million in cash for Atio’s assets.The acquisition “lays a strong foundation for planned investments in the region that support our rapidly growing cloud-based communications-as-a-service business,” Interactive Intelligence CEO Don Brown said in a statement on Friday.The statement quoted Birgitta Cederstrom of consultancy Frost & Sullivan as saying that Africa was “increasingly popular as a preferred destination of contact centres … South Africa specifically has been a natural choice for contact centres due to its large and articulate English-speaking population and service-oriented business culture.“Another strength is its expanding broadband connectivity, thus ensuring that the latest unified communications and collaboration tools will run efficiently.”Brown said that Atio, which has been an Interactive Intelligence reseller since 2002, “has ranked among our top revenue-generating resellers of all partners throughout Europe, Middle East, and Africa each year since it first began offering our solutions.“This successful track record, combined with a talented support and services team, mature infrastructure, and expertise in key industries such as financial services, telecommunications and government, makes Atio’s Interactive Intelligence business an ideal acquisition choice.”SAinfo reporter
Social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn are hot now. But new technology is slow in pentrating the enterprise. Slow, but it is happening… Unfortunately all too often it is usually happening in a way that is out of control of IT.There are some exceptions though where enterprises are embracing new technologies, not fighting them. Take for example Serena Software where Facebook was adopted as a primary corporate tool for communication among their 800 global employees spread out over 18 countries. The idea is that when employees can combine their professional and personal lives they ultimately build stronger businessrelationships.Open-source ECM leader Alfresco is tuned into the need to merge the functions of traditional enterprise software with social networking. The upcoming release of Alfresco will an include an integration Facebook. But not only Facebook, they are rolling out integrations with the iGoogle portal, MediaWiki, and other social networks like Google’s Open Social framework and with Adobe’s Flex2 development tools.“Our new ECM-enabled access to Facebook lets an organization take the latest news or catalog information from inside the corporation and easily publish it both internally and externally to keep stakeholders informed,” said John Newton, Alfresco chief technology officer.“We’re on the verge of a massive change in enterprise computing and a lot of it has to do with social computing,” said Newton. “At the moment, content management is used by maybe 10 per cent of the organisation but as that becomes 70 to 80 per cent, it has to change.”The Alfresco/Facebook integration will allow companies to securely collaborate and publish content on the Facebook site and make the documents available on the Facebook news feed. It also allows companies to audit the usage of the uploaded content to track each item’s popularity.Technology is changing. And so are we at Formtek. Formtek is now an Alfresco Gold Systems Integration partner.
Juan Mata calm over Man Utd contract plansby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Juan Mata is calm over his immediate future.The Spain international will be out of contract in the summer, having been at Old Trafford since January 2014.”I’ve been in England for a while, but it’s true that at times you miss home, your family, your friends,” he told AS.”But I don’t know if I’ll return to Spain in the near future. “I’m calm, I’m at the fantastic club that is Manchester United, one of the biggest in the world.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
APTN National NewsA young First Nation man recently accepted a prestigious award.It”s called Canada’s top 20 under 20.As APTN National News reporter Tiar Wilson tells us, it came about because of the life he chose to live.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says during a trip to China he plans to raise the case of two Canadian winery owners from British Columbia who have been held by Chinese authorities because of a customs dispute.Champagne told reporters travelling with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that he takes the case “very personally,” and that he has raised it in the past with his counterpart, the Chinese commerce secretary, and will do so again on Monday in Beijing.“We have voiced very clearly to the Chinese leadership our dissatisfaction and our concern,” Champagne said.“This is a matter that should not have led to the type of actions that was taken.”Amy Chang, 24, the daughter of John Chang and Allison Lu, told Trudeau in a letter this past week that the last 20 months have been a “nightmare” since her parents were jailed.Trudeau en route to Beijing for a four-day state visit to China that will begin on Monday with a visit to a popular social media company to sell Canada as a vacation destination. Government officials say the focus of Trudeau’s overseas trip will be deepening economic ties and attracting more Chinese investment to Canada, and that includes highlighting the upcoming 2018 Canada-China Year of Tourism.But he is under pressure from human rights groups to raise consular cases with Chinese leadership.Champagne said engaging economically with China allows Canada to have frank discussions about such cases.Joined by several cabinet ministers, Trudeau is to arrive late Sunday, ahead of his Monday morning visit to the headquarters of Sino Corporation, which owns China’s most popular social media platform, Weibo.The prime minister is to take part in an event there to promote Canada as a tourism destination.Weibo is billed as China’s most popular social media platform, combining elements of Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. In September, Weibo’s microblogging and social media services surpassed Twitter, and now reaches 376,000 monthly active users.Trudeau departed for Beijing after attending a campaign event in Surrey, B.C. on Saturday in support of Liberal candidate Gordon Hogg, who is running in the Dec. 11 byelection.The number of Chinese tourists visiting Canada more than tripled from 2010 to 2016 to 625,000 after China granted it approved destination status.Later on Monday, the prime minister will meet with Premier Li Keqiang at Beijing’s opulent Great Hall of the People, as part of an ongoing commitment to have yearly meetings with his Chinese counterparts. Trudeau’s first visit to China was in the late summer of 2016.Trudeau is to meet President Xi Jinping on Tuesday. He will also have meetings with senior Canadian and Chinese executives while in Beijing.Despite China’s eagerness to start free trade talks after several rounds of exploratory discussions, officials say Canada is still assessing its position.The government recently released the results of consultations with more than 600 businesses, academics and civil society groups. Some surveyed said a pact with Canada could kill Canadian jobs and reduce the ability to compete against lax labour standards, lower environmental requirements and Chinese state subsidies.In announcing the trip earlier this week, Trudeau’s office made no mention of free trade, and government officials have said no decision has been made on whether to pursue such negotiations.Champagne, Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains and Bardish Chagger, small business and tourism minister, will accompany Trudeau for the duration of the trip.Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is also headed to China, but she’ll be with Trudeau only in Beijing, where she’ll be promoting clean energy co-operation with her Chinese counterparts.After Beijing, Trudeau is scheduled to move on to the city of Guangzhou where he’ll give the keynote speech at a global business conference and meet with various business leaders about trade and investment.