first_imgGAA: Former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness reckons Dublin and Kerry could dominate Gaelic Football for the foreseeable future due to the vast resources both counties have at their disposal.The two sides face off in Sunday’s All-Ireland final and it has all the ingredients to be another classic encounter between two counties who enjoy a fabled history against each other. Dublin are going for their third All-Ireland in five years having won the title in 2011 and 2013, while Kerry are aiming to win back-to-back titles for the time since 2006 and 2007.While McGuinness is looking forward to the clash between the two counties he genuinely fears for the other counties who he says will find it too hard to make up the ground to challenge.In his weekly column with The Irish Times, McGuinness wrote, “The more things change, the more they say the same. Kerry and Dublin is often described as the dream final. But whose dream?“What we can say is that the two best teams in Ireland have made it through to September and, in the immediate context, there is a really intriguing game of football to look forward to. “But overall, this championship summer has not promised much in terms of other counties breaking through in the years ahead.“All-Ireland final week is funny. It is the high point of the season and so much energy and debate is concentrated on the game and, for the two counties involved, it really is a fantastic time.“Normal life is suspended. But for all other county teams and managers, the next season has already begun.McGuinness also conceded that while his Donegal side had many detractors, he said he set the team up in that way so they could force their way in to challenge in the top tier.“During my time in Donegal, we had our detractors.“That was fine: people are entitled to their opinion. But I’m not sure that they fully understood why we set up as we did. It was in order to get our foot in the door so we could disrupt and challenge the top tier. McGuinness feels Kerry and Dublin are going to continue to dominate Gaelic Football for years to come and think it’s going to get increasingly harder for teams to bridge the gap.“I think that no matter what happens Dublin and Kerry will always field very strong teams. That introduces a sense of inevitability about the future.“The gap seems to be getting bigger. It is very difficult not to see Dublin and Kerry contesting many more All-Ireland finals in the years ahead.“It is so difficult for teams to break that trend. This is a big question for them to ask themselves this winter MCGUINNESS – “DUBLIN AND KERRY ARE GOING DOMINATE GAELIC FOOTBALL FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE” was last modified: September 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAJim McGuinnessnewsSportlast_img read more

South Africa’s health minister receives international award

first_img22 March 2016South African Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has received the US Agency for International Development TB International Award for championing the fight against tuberculosis (TB).The minister received the award at a ceremony on 17 March in Washington DC.Congrats to #SouthAfrica & Dr. Motsoaledi for their innovative & impressive work to end #TB. #TBFreeWorld— USAID Global Health (@USAIDGH) March 18, 2016Find out more about TB:“It is time for the world to treat tuberculosis with the same urgency it demonstrated in responding to major new health threats like Ebola and the Zika virus,” Motsoaledi said.Although TB accounted for many deaths, it did not evoke the emotions, passion, urgency and requisite activism that the world had seen in all other epidemics, he added.“TB as a disease in the last 200 years killed more people than the major epidemics, Ebola, malaria, HIV, small pox, bubonic plaque, influenza and cholera all added together. TB is killing more than 1.5 million and infecting 9 million people globally.”“We cannot end TB in isolation. In my country as much as 80% of HIV/AIDS deaths are attributable to TB” -Motsoaledi #TBFreeWorld— USAID Global Health (@USAIDGH) March 18, 2016The minister acknowledged the Global Fund to Fight Aids, TB and Malaria for its continued support to provide almost 80% of all international funding for TB.“Adequate financing for TB is more important than ever, especially because of drug resistant TB. Thanks to the work of the UK Review on Anti-Microbial Resistance, G7 Heads of State issued a special declaration recognising that drug-resistance to TB and other infections can reverse decades of progress at the cost of millions of lives and trillions of dollars,” Motsoaledi said..@usaid support to #SouthAfrica continues with a new $65M award to combat #TB #MDRTB #TBFreeWorld— USAID Global Health (@USAIDGH) March 18, 2016SA Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi received USAID-TB International Award for championing the fight against TB.— HumanaPeopleToPeople (@HumanaSA) March 18, 2016World TB DaySouth Africa is commemorating World TB Day with an event on 24 March 2016 in the Lephalale Local Municipality in Waterberg District, in Limpopo.A mass TB screening campaign will dominate this year’s World TB Day activities.TB is still a highly contagious bacterial disease spread by coughing and sneezing. “In 2011, more than 1.4 million people died of TB,” reads the USAid website. “It’s the second-leading cause of death from infectious disease worldwide.”“In #SouthAfrica, we are ensuring that every person tested for HIV also receives screening for TB & vice versa” -Motsoaledi #TBFreeWorld— USAID Global Health (@USAIDGH) March 18, 2016Source: South African Government News Agencylast_img read more

What’s Wrong With This Insulation Job?

first_imgIn many areas of the country, homes are receiving Energy Star labels they don’t deserve. Major errors like the ones shown in this photo are supposed to be caught by the HERS rater who performs third-party verification services. This home slipped through the cracks.The photo shows at least four errors serious enough to have prevented the home from receiving an Energy Star label. Can you spot them?Next week, we will post the answers that a Building America team, BIRA, came up with.last_img

Rahul Gandhi reaffirms Amethi connect

first_imgCongress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday reaffirmed his personal connection with Amethi on his maiden visit to the Uttar Pradesh constituency after suffering a humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha election.“I am happy to be in Amethi. It feels like coming home,” he tweeted.Earlier, addressing Congress workers at the Gauriganj Guesthouse in Amethi, Mr. Gandhi assured them that though he was elected MP for Wayanad in Kerala, he would not abandon the U.P. constituency and would continue to visit it.“Don’t think that Rahul Gandhi is not yours,” he told them in an indoor meeting.He said he would continue to raise the shortcomings of the Union and the State governments regarding Amethi in the Lok Sabha.Mr. Gandhi explained to the workers that it was his responsibility to develop Wayanad, but he would also give time to Amethi.“Don’t you think I won’t come here. I will keep coming here,” he said to loud claps from party workers.The Congress leader advised his party workers to start doing the job of the Opposition in the constituency. Referring to corruption and the state of the economy and trade, he said there was no shortage of issues. “It is more fun doing the work of the Opposition. It’s easier,” Mr. Gandhi said in a lighter vein.Sarvesh Singh, who was the chairman of the Congress election committee in Amethi, said the meeting lasted two hours and was attended by over 1,200 people.Mr. Singh said that while there was no discussion on the factors behind his defeat, Mr. Gandhi told the workers that there may have been “shortcomings” from both ends, his and the workers, leading to the defeat. Victory and defeat are a part of life, he told the workers.Mr. Gandhi ignored the workers’ requests to continue as party president, Mr. Singh said.last_img read more

Mersal first look out: Ilayathalapathy Vijay looks Theri in Atlee’s film

first_imgWell well, the first look posters of Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s forthcoming film is here. Cashing on the popularity of Theri, Vijay 61 has been titled Mersal, a colloquial term which roughly translates to uber cool. As a treat for fans, director Atlee took to Twitter to unveil the first look posters from the film.Here’s comes my b’day gift to Vijay na. #Mersal #HBDMersalVijay atlee (@Atlee_dir) June 21, 2017HBD THALAPATHYVIJAY atlee (@Atlee_dir) June 21, 2017Sporting a twirled mustache, Vijay’s look for Mersal is creating waves on the internet. From his second look, it’s quite evident that Vijay is playing a magician in the film. Ever since the commencement of the project, Vijay fans have been relentlessly tweeting about the film. Considering the unprecedented craze, Mersal is expected to take the box office by storm.Made on a lavish budget, Vijay 61 has three heroines- Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha and Nithya Menen, while SJ Suryah and Sathyaraj will play pivotal roles. Produced by Sri Thenandal Films, Mersal will see Vijay in triple roles for the first time.Academy Award-winning composer AR Rahman has been roped in to compose music. The film is slated to release on Diwali this year.ALSO READ:  Ajith Kumar’s Vivegam- Anirudh’s Surviva song becomes a rage on the internet WATCH Duvvada Jagannadham: Allu Arjun, Pooja Hegde dance to Seeti Maar songWATCH HERE: Thalaivar speaks to India Today about fan greet and meet, politicslast_img read more

Port Esbjerg to Expand with New MultiTerminal

first_imgzoomIllustration; Source: Pexels under CC0 Creative Commons license Denmark’s port of Esbjerg is to expand its eastern port area as it plans to construct a new, 40,000-m2 multi-terminal in response to increased demand.The new terminal is expected to be completed by the end of the year, the port said, adding that it can see increasing demand for areas with access to quays and cranes.The new multi-terminal would be set up west of the existing multi-terminals in the eastern port. It would have direct access to the three ramps already established at the quay, the port informed.“We can see increased demand for sites for the storage and shipping-out of cargo, cars and, containers, as well as components for the wind turbine industry. The new terminal is intended to meet that demand, giving our customers the best possible conditions for running and developing their business,” Dennis Jul Pedersen, Port Director at Port Esbjerg, said.The costs of establishing the terminal are expected to run to a total investment of around DKK 15 million (USD 2.26 million).An invitation to tender for the construction of the new terminal will be announced during the new few weeks.The terminal is expected to be completed in November 2019 and will be located adjacent to the two existing multi-terminals at the port, which are operated by Blue Water Shipping and Scandinavian Auto Logistics.In 2018, Port Esbjerg handled 4.4 million tonnes of cargo, as a hub for RoRo traffic, with six fixed liner services and connections to more than 25 ports.last_img read more