Upd. at 18:10 Meanwhile, Brazilian defender and one-time Barça target Thiago Silva will also miss the game — that could mean David Luiz and Marquinhos line up as Blanc’s two central defenders. The Swedish striker, keen to play in the match, had been trying to rush himself back to fitness, but his heel problem has not healed in time. CEST 29/09/2014 It had been touch and go as to whether Ibrahimovic would make the game against his former side, however his presence in Laurent Blanc’s side had not been completely discared. Argentine forward Ezequiel Lavezzi is another absentee for the French champions. Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed that they will be without Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Tuesday night’s Champions League game in Paris against Barcelona. However, it has now. Ibrahimovic, now 32, spent one season plying his trade at Camp Nou when Pep Guardiola was in charge. Sport EN
By MELISSA MEEHAN AND DANNY BUTTLER THE mother of a Pakenham youth who died after being punched in the head…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.
The Galway Tribesmen were eventual winners on Saturday last when they a secured a narrow victory against the Athboy Longhorns to secure the Republic Of Ireland title. The team now will do battle against the best that Northern Ireland has to offer in the All Ireland Final next Saturday in the clubs biggest game in their short history. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Fresh from their win the previous week against the Dublin City Exiles, the men from the West started the game where they left off last week and had the Longhorns under pressure from the start. The Tribesmen were awarded a scrum as early as the 2nd minute close to the Longhorns line but were unable to capitalize on this early pressure. The first points of the game went to the Longhorns when they were awarded a kickable penalty on the 14th minute mark and their Irish International Casey Dunne duly slotted the ball between the posts to register two points.The Tribesmen however, maintained the pressure, led by their captain Andrew ‘Mika’ Atonio and quickly replied with a well worked try by winger Eddie Weaver in the corner. With an unsuccessful conversion attempt this put the Tribesmen ahead 4-2.Both teams tried everything to try and gain the advantage but both teams were unyielding in their defence and it difficult to see where the next points were going to come from.The question was answered on the 35th minute when the Alan McMahon stepped up for the Tribesmen and cleverly slotted over a drop goal. The one pointer gave the Tribesmen a 5-2 lead and this was score when the half time break arrived.The match resumed with the Longhorns in robust form and they immediately stole a march when Simon Deevy burst over from close range to put the Meath men in the ascendency. With Dunne slotting the conversion over this gave them an 8-5 advantage over the men from the west.However, it wasn’t long before the Tribesmen were back in the hunt, when ‘no nonsense’ prop forward Jason East making a significant contribution for the second week running, added a further 4 points to the Galway men’s tally. With Peter O’Neill converting this gave the Tribesmen a lead of 11-8.As the game progressed, both teams displayed tenacious defence and try scoring opportunities were few and far between despite the impressive running displays of Deevy for the Longhorns and Jacob Spargo and Jason East for the Tribesmen.The Tribesmen have come into a rich vein of form at the right time of the season and they were virtually faultless for the remainder of the game. The Longhorns, however were guilty of a couple indiscretions which were punished by the boot of Peter O’Neill who secured two further penalty kicks to add 4 further points for the Tribesmen. The tension was running high as the clock ran down but the Tribesmen maintained their impenetrable defensive wall. The game finished at 15-8.The Tribesmen now march on to the All Ireland Final next Saturday at the Carlisle Grounds in Bray, where they face the winners of the Northern Ireland league, the Ballynahinch Rabbitohs, in which the winners will be crowned the best team on the Island of Ireland. This has been a monumental season for the Tribesmen who started off the season with a ground breaking tour to North Wales and are now on the verge of lifting the trophy that will confirm them the best team in country!The final kicks off at 2pm at the Carlisle Grounds in Bray, Co Wicklow, Saturday 6th August.
It’s day two of the Curragh’s Derby weekend with the first race off at 3.15pm and two group races. The Group 2 Comer Group International Curragh Cup at 3.45pm and the Group One Pretty Polly Stakes at 5.25pm. George McDonagh reports… print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Our best bet is Westwood (10/1 E-Way) running in the 6.25pm.
They face Kilkenny’s Loreto in the decider in Banagher at 3pm. Presentation College, Athenry will attempt to win a first All-Ireland Senior Colleges Camogie title since 1978 this Sunday. Athenry won three senior titles in the 1970s but haven’tcontested the decider since successive replay losses to St. Mary’s,Charleville.Loreto are six-time winners since 2010 and beat St.Brigid’s, Loughrea in two of those finals. They have never met Presentation in the final but did beat the Athenryschool in the Junior deciders of 2007 and 2015.Presentation College, Athenry All-Ireland Senior A Camogie Finals1973 – Presentation, Mountmellick 4-2 PRESENTATIONCOLLEGE, ATHENRY 1-21974 – PRESENTATION COLLEGE, ATHENRY 3-1 St. Louis, Keel 1-01975 – PRESENTATION COLLEGE, ATHENRY 7-4 St. Brigid’s, Callan 2-41976 – Presentation, Mountmellick 2-2 PRSENTATIONCOLLEGE, ATHENRY 0-21977 – Scoil Mhuire, Cashel 3-3 PRESENTATION COLLEGE,ATHENRY 1-31978 – PRESENTATION COLLEGE, ATHENRY 2-3 Loreto, Coleraine 2-21979 – Scoil Mhuire, Cashel 3-3 PRESENTATION COLLEGE,ATHENRY 1-32006 – St. Mary’s, Charleville 1-9 PRESENTATION COLLEGE,ATHENRY 0-4 (Replay)2007 – St. Mary’s, Charleville 2-9 PRESENTATION COLLEGE,ATHENRY 2-6 (Replay)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Related Posts Despite numerous pronouncements about the death of Flash, there are still plenty of games and videos that require it, much to the frustration of anyone using an iOS device to try to access those websites. But with the release of a new app available today, iSwifter will bring Flash to the iPad so that users can play Flash-based social games and MMOs.The app itself is free, and after a 7-day free trial, will require a monthly subscription fee of $4.99. The app doesn’t simply port Flash-based video content to the iPad, clearly, as it has to support multitouch for input if it’s going to suffice for gameplay. And it isn’t running Flash per se, something that would have put the app at odds with Apple’s rules for developers. Instead, the app works something like Netflix, converting the Flash-based content on iSwifter’s own servers then streaming the content to the app. According to iSwifter founder Rajat Gupta, “We have spent the last year building a cloud-based Flash browser technology that provides low latency interactivity and high frame rate rendering for an optimal user experience.” And that user experience will be key, particularly for gameplay.By creating this app, iSwifter says it will save game developers the time of having to port their Flash games to iPad. But it will also open up the wealth of Flash-based games to iPad users. Mobile gaming is skyrocketing in popularity, and as we wrote last month, iOS users are particularly voracious when it comes to their gaming habits, downloading some 5 million games per day. Tags:#gaming#web 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout audrey watters 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…
Today, 70 percent of US consumer Internet traffic is video, and it’s growing every day with over-the-top (OTT) providers delivering TV and movies to consumers, broadcasters and enterprises streaming live events. Cloud computing is changing the landscape for video production as well. Much of the work that used to require dedicated workstations is being moved to servers in data centers and offered remotely by cloud service providers and private cloud solutions. As a result, the landscape for content creation and delivery is undergoing significant changes. The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas highlights these trends. And Intel will be there highlighting how we help broadcasters, distributors, and video producers step up to the challenges.Intel processors have always been used for video processing, but today’s video workloads place new demands on processing hardware. The first new demand is for greater processing performance. As video data volume explodes, encoding schemes become more complex, and processing power becomes more critical. The second demand is for increased data center density. As video processing moves to servers in data centers, service cost is driven by space and power. And the third demand is for openness. Developers want language- and platform-independent APIs like OpenCL* to access CPU and GPU graphics functions. The Intel® Xeon® processor E3 platform with integrated Intel® IrisTM Pro Graphics and Intel® Quick Sync Video transcoding acceleration provides the performance and open development environment required to drive innovation and create the optimized video delivery systems needed by today’s content distributors. And does it with unparalleled density and power efficiency.The NAB 2015 show provides an opportunity for attendees to see how these technologies come together in new, more powerful industry solutions to deliver video content across the content lifecycle—acquire, create, manage, distribute, and experience.We’ve teamed with some of our key partners at NAB 2015 to create the StudioXperience showcase that demonstrates a complete end-to-end video workflow across the content lifecycle. Waskul TV will generate real time 4k video and pipe it into a live production facility featuring Xeon E3 processors in an HP Moonshot* server and Envivio Muse* Live. The workflow is divided between on air HD production for live streaming and 4K post-production for editorial and on demand delivery. The cloud-based content management and distribution workflow is provided by Intel-powered technologies from technology partners to create a solution that streams our content to the audience via Waskul TV.Other booths at the show let attendees drill down into some of the specific workflows and the technologies that enable them. For example, “Creative Thinking 800 Miles Away—It’s Possible” lets attendees experience low latency, remote access for interactive creation and editing of video content in the cloud. You’ll see how Intel technology lets you innovate and experiment with modeling, animation, and rendering effects—anywhere, anytime. And because the volume of live video content generated by broadcasters, service providers, and enterprises continues to explode, we need faster and more efficient ways of encoding it for streaming over the Internet. So Haivision’s “Powerful Wide-Scale Video Distribution” demo will show how their Intel-based KulaByte* encoders and transcoders can stream secure, low latency HD video at extremely low bitrates over any network, including low cost, readily available, public Internet connections.To learn more about how content owners, service providers, and enterprises are using Intel Xeon processor E3 based platforms with integrated HD Graphics and Intel Quick Sync video to tame the demand for video, check out the interview I did on Intel Chip Chat recently. And even if you’re not attending NAB 2015, you can still see it in action. I’ll be giving a presentation Tuesday, April 14 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific time. We’ll stream it over the very systems I’ve described, and you can watch it on Waskul.TV. Tune in. © 2015, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved. Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. *Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.
South Korean Hyeon Cheng’s appearance does not betray that he can hit the ball that hard. So it made for some exciting moments when he made the tall Albert Alcaraz Ivorra of Spain run around during the final of the Junior ITF II in New Delhi on Thursday.Cheng displayed his court craft to perfection as he defeated Ivorra 6-7( 0), 7-7, 6-4 in a gruelling final to win the junior boys’ category. Unlike Cheng, third seeded Oleksandra Korashirli of Ukraine had an easy outing as she thrashed seventh seed Michelle Werbrouck of Belgium 6-2, 6-2 to claim the girls’ title.The boy’s final was an intense affair as none of the players were ready to concede an inch. Ivarro’s booming strokes and strong forehand were challenged by Cheng’s powerful serves.The Spaniard got the first break in the seventh game and took a 4-3 lead. Ivarro then broke Cheng in the 10th game, but the Korean fought his way back. He came up with some beautiful drop shots and levelled the score at 6-6. Ivarro recollected his game and pushed him to the limits in the tie- breaker as the Korean couldn’t score a single point and lost the set.Ivarro maintained the momentum and broke Cheng in the first game of the second set. The Korean, however, stepped up his game and broke back in the 8th and 12th game to draw level.The third set saw the two raise the bar. Ivarro dominated the set with his big serves but Cheng stretched him to the flanks with his angles, forcing the Spaniard to play on his back hand. His strategy paid dividends as the temperamental Ivarro appeared to lose his focus and screamed at his errors.advertisementIt cost Ivarro as he was broken in the 10th game. His strokes lacked the sting and Cheng cashed on it. The Spaniard doubled faulted and Cheng scored on a cross- court forehand. Ivarro double faulted again and Cheng sailed through. “My opponent was tough as he was serving fast and had an equally effective forehand. I made to play him on the back hand and I was successful in my strategy,” said Cheng, who will next play in Kolkata.
Babita Kumari on Thursday won Silver in the women’s Freestyle 53kg Nordic to register India’s first medal in wrestling on Day 8 of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.Babita was defeated by Canada’s Diana Weicker 2-5 in the final.Babita had booked her chance for the top prize with three back-to-back wins in the Nordic event, and accumulating 13 classification points.Babita started off by defeating Bose Samuel of Nigeria in her opening bout. Babita shook off a strong start by the Nigerian to clinch a 3-1 win.Samuel had taken an early lead but Babita pulled off a two-point move to put her nose ahead. She earned another point with a take down to bolster her lead.CWG 2018, DAY 8 LIVEMEDALS TALLYCWG 2018 FULL COVERAGEBabita was even more dominant in her next bout, defeating Sri Lanka’s Deepika Dilhani by fall early in the first period, hence earning a 5-0 win.She was too good for Carissa Holland of Australia as well, beating her in 36 seconds and clinching another victory by fall to earn another 5-0 win and set up the gold medal match against Canada’s Weicker to contest for Gold.Her Candian opponent too won all of her matches, beating Australia’s Holland 4-0, Sri Lanka’s Dilhani 4-0 and Samuel of Nigeria 4-0.Babita had earlier won Silver in the women’s Freestyle 51kg category at the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games.Ealier in the day, India’s Tejaswini Sawant got India’s first medal as she clinched a Silver in the women’s 50m Rifle Prone event.advertisementKIRAN WINS BRONZE IN FREESTYLE 76KGKiran won Bronze by defeating Katouskia Paridhaven of Mauritius in the women’s Freestyle 76kg.She had lost in the semi-finals to Blessing Onyebuchi of Nigeria, conceding a 0-10 deficit in the first round itself to lose by technical superiority.Bouts are awarded on the basis of technical superiority when one wrestler takes a lead of 10 or more points.Kiran had started her campaign by defeating Danielle Sino Guemde of Cameroon by technical superiority.She taken a 4-1 lead in the first round before scoring seven consecutive points in the second to wrap up the victory.(With inputs from IANS)
Wolves closing on new deal with Joao Moutinhoby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves are closing on a new deal with Joao Moutinho.Talks over a new two-year contract for Wolves midfielder Moutinho are at an advanced stage, says the Express & Star.The 33-year-old Portuguese midfielder has been a revelation since being signed for £5million from Monaco last year, and the club are determined to keep him around.The Euro 2016-winner’s current deal expires at the end of the season, but him staying for two more is being discussed, and negotiations are understood to be well on their way to being concluded.Moutinho arrived after trophy-laden spells at Sporting, Porto and Monaco, and was instrumental as Wolves enjoyed vast success last season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say