Age action Ireland warns of impact of changes to free travel scheme

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Groups representing the elderly say rural Ireland could be devastated if private bus companies pull out of the free travel scheme.It comes as private transport companies have warned that they’ll have to pull out of the scheme unless the government increases its funding.The government says it has no plans to scrap the initiative, under a review aimed at stopping fraud – but private operators say they can’t afford to run the scheme at current rates.The government currently pays private bus companies ¬ 77 million a year to carry passengers with free passes – but the companies say that’s no longer enough to cover their costs.Gerard Scully is from Age Action Ireland.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook News Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Age action Ireland warns of impact of changes to free travel scheme Previous articlelatest update on search for missing Buncrana yachtsmanNext articleLetterkenny Shopping Centre exit back before planning appeals board News Highland Google+ Twitter By News Highland – July 1, 2014 last_img read more

Watch moe.’s Al Schnier Join Pigeons Playing Ping Pong For Extended “Poseidon” Jam At Summer Camp 2018 [Pro-Shot]

first_imgOn May 25th, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong hit the Sunshine Stage at the annual Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, IL. Toward the end of their set, Pigeons welcomed moe.‘s Al Schnier to join them for one of their fan-favorite jam vehicles, “Poseidon”. The result: an electrified rendition of the song that the band patiently built to a towering peak with the help of the seasoned moe. guitarist.Today, Summer Camp has released a full pro-shot video of the memorable jam as the first installment of their “Summer Camp Sessions” video series. The gorgeous video, directed by renowned photographer Jay Blakesberg and edited by Jake Wisdom, captures the sit-in in all its glory—from the skillful performance to the massive crowd to the breathtaking glow of the sky as brought on by some encroaching storms (The rain that did eventually fall gave life to a brilliant rainbow that arced over the concert field).[Photo: Phierce Photo by Keith G.]You can watch the beautiful footage of Pigeons jamming out with Al Schnier below:Pigeons Playing Ping Pong w/ Al Schnier (moe.) – “Poseidon” [Pro-Shot][Video: SummerCampFest]Setlist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | Summer Camp Music Festival | Chillicothe, IL | 5/25/18The Liquid, Somethin’ For Ya > Julia > Kashmir > Julia, Porcupine, Poseidon*, Fun In FunkNotes:* w/ Al Schnier (moe.) on guitarTomorrow, Thursday, July 12th, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will join moe. at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, marking their first show at the iconic venue after their initial Red Rocks play with moe. was canceled last year due to Rob Derhak‘s cancer diagnosis. In a recent interview with Live For Live Music, Pigeons’ Greg Ormont mused about the cancellation as he considered the fact that the band would now, at long last, make their Red Rocks debut:Allegedly. … I mean, we’re scheduled for it again. [laughs] … After experiencing getting the Red Rocks offer and then having it be taken away, for very good reason, it made me realize that you only “play Red Rocks” once you’ve actually played Red Rocks. So…[laughs]…July 12th, we’re both very stoked, and once it’s in the books, we will revel in it.Tickets for tomorrow night’s moe. Red Rocks show with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong are available here. For those unable to make it out, you can tune into a stream of the show, courtesy of read more

Syracuse substitutes frequently used to solve early season struggles

first_imgIn her first two seasons at Syracuse, Sydney Brackett was one of head coach Phil Wheddon’s most reliable players. As a freshman, Brackett started all 19 games. In her second year, she started 17 of 18. The sole game she didn’t start — a 1-0 loss against Wake Forest on Sept. 21, 2017 — was due to sickness.When Wheddon revealed the starting lineup for SU’s matchup against Northeastern on Sept. 2, Brackett’s name wasn’t listed. Before the game began, the junior approached the 11-year Syracuse head coach for an explanation.“(We talked about) what’s best for the team in a given game is what’s best for the team in a given game. So no hard feelings,” Brackett said. “The team is the superstar at the end of the day. I’m going to do whatever I can do to adjust things and be on the next roster that’s lining up, that’s what I’m going to do.”Against Northeastern, Brackett entered the game as a substitute, and, with eight minutes remaining, assisted Georgia Allen’s game-winning goal in a 1-0 win. Four days later, she was back in the starting lineup for a clash against No. 11 Penn State. Brackett is one of 12 players to appear off the bench for Syracuse (3-4). Wheddon rotated 19 pieces in and out of the lineup this season in an effort to find more production.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnna Henderson | Digital Design EditorSince the Orange’s season opener versus La Salle when Wheddon substituted in three different players, the SU head coach has used at least five reserves in the following six games. In Syracuse’s two biggest losses — 4-0 defeats to Penn State and Harvard — Wheddon used seven and eight substitutes, respectively, SU’s two highest totals of the year.The Orange implemented “non-negotiables,” redshirt freshman Laurel Ness said, that every player has to follow to stay on the field, including giving maximum effort and maintaining a winning, team-oriented attitude. When Syracuse players don’t follow the “non-negotiables,” they get pulled from the game.“Some of the most basic things are ones that don’t require technical skill that you can control no matter how bad your touch is or if you’re having an off day,” Ness said. “It’s something I really like that we’ve instilled. No matter what, you have to work your hardest on the field.”The Orange refer to substitutes as “game changers” to instill the expectation that they will have an impact when they enter the game. Brackett fulfilled the “game changer” role with a game-winning assist against Northeastern, and others have done the same.“Usually you’re thrown right into it, and you have to be turned on immediately. One minute of not being up to speed can cause a goal,” sophomore Kate Hostage said. “It’s your job when you go in to raise the level of play.”A substitute appearance is also a chance for a player who has fallen out of the starting lineup to earn their way back in, Hostage said. In her only two appearances off the bench this season, Hostage scored the game-winning goal in wins over Connecticut and St. John’s. She was in the starting lineup in each of the team’s other five games.While Wheddon’s constant rotations haven’t resulted in an abundance of goals or clean sheets, they have directly played a part in all three of SU’s wins this year. SU’s players are aware that if they do not perform, their opportunities to play will dwindle. If they make an impact, like Brackett and Hostage have done, they may find themselves in the next game’s starting lineup.“You have to work a little harder because you did come off the bench,” Ness said. “For the coaches, you weren’t their first option so you have to prove yourself to stay on the field.” Published on September 11, 2018 at 11:27 pm Contact David: [email protected] Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Big Ten Tournament bracket 2019: TV schedule, scores, how to live stream games

first_imgCONFERENCE TOURNAMENT BRACKETS:AAC | ACC | Big 12 | Big East | Pac-12 | SEC | WCC2019 Big Ten Tournament schedule, bracketFirst round: Wednesday, March 13Game 1: No. 13 Nebraska 68, No. 12 Rutgers 61Game 2: No. 11 Illinois 74, No. 14 Northwestern 69 (OT)Second round: Thursday, March 14Game 3: No. 8 Ohio State 79, No. 9 Indiana 75Game 4: No. 13 Nebraska 69, No. 5 Maryland 61Game 5: No. 7 Minnesota 77, No. 10 Penn State 72Game 6: No. 6 Iowa 83, No. 11 Illinois 62Quarterfinals: Friday, March 15Game 7: No. 1 Michigan State 77, No. 8 Ohio State 70Game 8: No. 4 Wisconsin 66, No. 13 Nebraska 62Game 9: No. 7 Minnesota 75, No. 2 Purdue 73Game 10: No. 3 Michigan 74, No. 6 Iowa 53Semifinals: Saturday, March 16Game 11: No. 1 Michigan State 67,  No. 4 Wisconsin 55Game 12: No. 3 Michigan 76, No. 7 Minnesota 49Big Ten championshp: Sunday, March 17Game 13: No. 1 Michigan State 65, No. 3 Michigan 60How to watch Big Ten TournamentThe first, second and quarterfinal rounds of the Big Ten Tournament can be viewed on the Big Ten Network. After that, all games will be broadcast nationally on CBS. The semifinals and finals are also available for streaming on CBS All Access.You can also live stream games by signing up for fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial. The Big Ten Tournament is back to its Midwest heartland in 2019, running March 13-17 in the United Center in Chicago.This year’s conference play has been defined by the fact that any team, regardless of conference standing, can beat any team on any given night. The Big Ten has been ripe with upsets from bottomfeeders like Penn State knocking off Michigan, Illinois topping Maryland or Indiana beating Michigan State in overtime, just to name a few. MORE: Watch Big Ten tournament games live with fuboTV (7-day trial)Upsets aside, Michigan and Michigan State have established themselves as the cream of the crop. They’ve bucked the underclassmen trend in college basketball: Michigan State is led by juniors Cassius Winston and Nick Ward, while Michigan guards Zavier Simpson and Charles Matthews run the show in Ann Arbor.Purdue has been a worthy challenger all season, even beating the Spartans in January. Led by one of the nation’s best players in Carsen Edwards, the Boilermakers have the potential to claim the Big Ten title. Don’t count out Wisconsin either, not with Ethan Happ playing in his final conference tournament after a long and illustrious career with the Badgers.The schedule for the entire tournament and how to watch is below:2019 Ben Ten Tournament live scoresVisit Sporting News’ scoreboard page for live stats and updates from Big Ten tournament games in progress.last_img read more

NFL Week 12 upset picks: Underdogs with good odds to beat the spread

first_imgAs is often the case in these scenarios, it’s not that an underdog is ultra-attractive against the NFL odds, rather a combination of what an underdog offers as strengths and understanding how that plays into the potential weaknesses of the favorite.That is precisely the recipe for all three of our selections, so let’s have at it.MORE: Get the latest NFL odds & betting advice at Sportsbook ReviewOakland Raiders vs. New York JetsSunday, Nov. 24, 1 p.m. ET (CBS) at MetLife StadiumRemember at the start of the season when the Jets were thought to have a shot at .500? Since becoming Miami’s first victim of 2019, that seems to be the wake-call Gang Green needed and they defeated fellow teams in their class in the Giants and Washington.Sam Darnold has caught up from the time he was out and he’s no longer seeing “ghosts” as his comfort level with the offense has increased immensely. The Flyboys run defense has been stout all year, but it’s gone next level in permitting just 51.3 yards a contest in last three outings and is now No. 1 in the league.Oakland won all three consecutive home games and is a legit playoff contender as we head into the last segment of the regular season. The Raiders are not beating themselves, which they have mostly done over the last 25 years, thanks to John Gruden. However, this is not a finished product and Oakland has still given up 25 points a game and has offensive droughts like a basketball team.Game 11 is where the pressure starts to mount for the Raiders and they are not used to it. The Jets, there is no pressure and with certain New Yorker’s back in love with their team and Oakland 1-9 ATS off a home win, the team in green is a treacherous foe.NFL pick: Jets +3 (-110)New York Giants vs. Chicago BearsSunday, Nov. 24, 1 p.m. ET (FOX) at Soldier FieldIn Chicago, Mitchell Trubisky has taken over for Jay Cutler and Al Capone as – Public Enemy No. 1. While Capone was a gangster and Cutler a bit of hipster, Trubisky reported, by the Bears, had a bad hip which prevented him from finishing the loss to the Rams.Injured or not, Chicago’s top pick from 2017 draft is playing bad football and the offense is less fun to watch than the SNL skit about Bears fans, who loved “Da Bears” and “Coach Dika” (silent ‘t’).This is why the New York Giants are garnering attention even if there rookie quarterback Daniel Jones is turning the ball over too frequently. The Bears’ defense is still very good, but if the Giants would stick with the running game and find more ways to get the pigskin in the hands of Saquon Barkley, they would enhance their chances of a win.Big Blue’s defense ranks only 27th in yards allowed, however, if they can prevent big plays and force shaky kicker Eddy Pineiro to keep making field goals, they’ll have a chance since the G-Men are 8-3 ATS as road underdogs.NFL pick: Giants +6.5 (-110)Seattle Seahawks vs. Philadelphia EaglesSunday, Nov. 24, 1 p.m. ET (FOX) at Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia played a game against New England that perfectly exemplified why they are 5-5 this season. The Eagles jumped to a quick 10-0 lead on the Patriots and were in a position to add on, but a turnover, followed by the offense going stone-cold, changed the game. The Philly defense left Tom Brady so depressed after the game you would have thought the Pats lost. Coach Doug Pederson’s team has turned into like a baseball pitcher who has great stuff and will have six or seven strong innings. But it’s always that one inning, where the concentration lapses and he gives up just enough runs for his team to avoid winning.That description fits the Eagles and Carson Wentz as they host 8-2 Seattle. If the Seahawks start playing defense as they did against San Francisco, the 49er’s one-game lead in the NFC West is far from safe and New Orleans, Green Bay and Minnesota will have to maintain or surpass their level of play.Wentz can be rattled, while Russell Wilson is unflappable. Wilson will exploit Philly’s secondary and utilize the power running game and the Seahawks will better 9-2 ATS record as an underdog.NFL pick: Seahawks +2 (-110) This is the last week of byes and that is good, as that will provide far more opportunities to uncover underdogs for NFL picks.With only two of our 14 listed games with spreads of a touchdown or higher, there should be ample “live dog” potential this week.last_img read more

10 months agoNapoli coach Ancelotti: I want Sarri’s Chelsea in Europa League final

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Napoli coach Ancelotti: I want Sarri’s Chelsea in Europa League finalby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli coach Carlo Ancelotti wants to meet Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea in this season’s final of the Europa League.Sarri left Napoli to be replaced by Ancelotti last summer.And the latter says: “I will be judged on the results of the team, but I think Napoli is doing a very good job. We did not qualify for the Champions League, but we knew from the start that it would be very difficult. “Napoli was up against two of the best teams in Europe. I would like to reach the final. It would be even better to be able to play against the Chelsea of Sarri. I think even Sarri would be happy to face Napoli. “Napoli versus Chelsea in the final of the Europa League, it would be magnificent. For me, it would be special to play Chelsea, one of my former clubs.” last_img read more

a month agoArsenal keeper Martinez: The defence kept saying ‘clean sheet, clean sheet!’

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal keeper Martinez: The defence kept saying ‘clean sheet, clean sheet!’by Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEmiliano Martinez was delighted to keep a clean sheet in Arsenal’s win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday.The Gunners kickstarted their Europa League campaign with a 3-0 victory thanks to goals from Joe Willock, Bukayo Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Martinez said after the game: “We said before the game that we had to stick together. We worked to make sure we kept the clean sheet. “The back four were talking all the time and saying, ‘Clean sheet, clean sheet’, even when we scored the first goal. We need to build on that, keep more clean sheets and we know that we can create loads of chances with Pepe, Auba, Bukayo and Martinelli. “They’re really good going forward so we have to stick together to keep more clean sheets.” last_img read more

Jim Harbaugh Absolutely Torches NCAA, Rival Conferences In Sports Illustrated Interview

first_imgJim Harbaugh winces as he looks on from the sideline.BLOOMINGTON, IN – OCTOBER 14: Jim Harbaugh the head coach of the Michigan Wolverines watches the action during the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) Jim HarbaughYouTube/Jim HarbaughWe knew that Jim Harbaugh would respond to the recent NCAA vote to ban satellite camps. That was a certainty. Even with the Michigan head coach’s history of lashing out, we wouldn’t have predicted just how hard Harbaugh swung back in response. In an interview with Sports Illustrated‘s Michael Rosenberg, Harbaugh slams the NCAA, and even the term “student-athlete” in light of the vote.As Harbaugh tells SI : “The incompetence of the NCAA has reared its ugly head yet again.” …Harbaugh says the ruling was “knee-jerk … like somebody was shaving in the morning, cut themselves when they were shaving and said, ‘Let’s just ban satellite camps.’“I mean, what’s it based on? A survey? There wasn’t a lot of discussion or study. What are the facts? What are the perils and merits of making that decision? It just seemed lacking in that regard.”Satellite camps are no new concept, but Harbaugh put a special emphasis on them after taking over at Michigan, with a specific target on the Southeast, home of many ACC and SEC power programs.“During the NCAA basketball tournament we discuss the term ‘student-athlete’ ad nauseam in promoting our governing institution and our member institutions. Then, when we have an opportunity to truly promote the ‘student-athlete’ with a concept shared by educators and football men from all backgrounds, our leadership goes into hiding.“I suggest we drop the term ‘student-athlete’ for consistency.”Harbaugh wasn’t afraid to take targeted swipes at rival coaches either, specifically Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze who recently defended the decision.“It seems to be outrage by the SEC and ACC,” Harbaugh says. “They power-brokered that out … the image that comes to my mind is guys in a back room smoking cigars, doing what they perceive is best for them. It certainly isn’t the best thing for the youngsters. It’s not the best thing for the student-athletes.”Harbaugh saw Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze say, “I’m away from my family enough, and I just did not want to go,” and it did not sit well with him.Says Harbaugh: “You’ve got a guy sitting in a big house, making $5 million a year, saying he does not want to sacrifice his time. That is not a kindred spirit to me. What most of these coaches are saying is they don’t want to work harder.” While some may assume Harbaugh is the coach affected most, he’s done a great job at Michigan so far, and that program rarely needs help on the recruiting trail. He’ll get his players. This really hurts small schools that aren’t in talent-rich areas this most, and players who aren’t in position to receive the exposure that those in places like Florida, Georgia, and Texas receive. We’ll see if Harbaugh’s complaints hold real weight, or if they will just fall on deaf ears.[Campus Rush]last_img read more

Whats in a name 5G wireless claims but no real network

first_imgNEW YORK — 5G E? 5G Plus? 5G Ultrawideband? Will the real 5G please stand up?AT&T has drawn ridicule by relabeling the network used by some of its phones as “5G E” to signal that the next-generation wireless network is here. Problem is, phones capable of connecting to 5G aren’t coming for another few months, and a national 5G network won’t be deployed until 2020 or 2021.But Verizon, which complained Tuesday about AT&T’s move, did something similar when it launched a residential wireless service with the 5G moniker using its own proprietary technology. Although there are now industry standards specifying exactly what 5G networks must meet, dubbed “5G NR,” there are still some grey areas, particularly when it comes to marketing. Carriers are using all tools at their disposal as they race to try to convince consumers they’ll be “first” with 5G.A new generation of wireless network comes along every several years, so the stakes are high for carriers to establish their dominance. When it’s fully deployed, the “5G” network is expected to give mobile users faster speeds for video, self-driving cars and connected devices at home as demand for these ramps up.IDC analyst Jason Leigh said labeling 5G is a “battle between marketers and engineers,” as they try to balance hype and reality.There’s a history of carriers being murky about network claims. AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint started calling an enhanced 3G network 4G in the early 2010s. There’s more pushback this time because people are now more aware of what a next-generation network can do.AT&T said in December that it would offer a “5G Evolution” service to some of its newest Android phones in 400 markets. The “5G Evolution” service is essentially the existing 4G network with some added features that can boost speeds, technology similar to what Verizon and T-Mobile have also rolled out under different names. That’s separate from the standards-based 5G network that AT&T and others are building.Bob O’Donnell from Technalysis Research said AT&T’s “5G E” network may be slightly faster than the current 4G service but it is more like “4.5G” than “5G.”“It’s not really 5G, and it’s very confusing to people,” he said. “I’m not very sure what the logic was to be honest.”On Tuesday, Verizon launched a marketing offensive pushing back on the “5G E” label with full-page ads in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and elsewhere.“The potential to over-hype and under-deliver on the 5G promise is a temptation that the wireless industry must resist,” Verizon chief technology officer Kyle Malady wrote in the ad. Malady also said Verizon wouldn’t “call our 4G network a 5G network if customers don’t experience a performance or capability upgrade that only 5G can deliver.”Still, Verizon itself rolled out a 5G wireless broadband service in four cities in October using its own proprietary technology rather than industry-based standards. This residential service is meant to compete with cable rather than offer cellular connectivity outside the home. Verizon plans to update the equipment once standards-based devices are available, but there’s no timeline for that.Verizon spokesman Kevin King said comparing Verizon’s 5G service to AT&T’s move is a mistake because Verizon has been clear that it wasn’t using standards-compliant equipment right away.T-Mobile CEO John Legere, meanwhile, tweeted a tongue-in-cheek video showing T-Mobile’s LTE network symbol on a phone replaced with a piece of tape reading “9G.”AT&T declined to comment about the pushback.While there aren’t any legal ramifications in calling AT&T’s latest network 5G E, there’s a risk in alienating customers, said Leigh, the IDC analyst.“They’re entitled to call their product whatever they want,” Leigh said. “Ultimately they’ll have to deal with any confusion from a customer perspective.”Mae Anderson, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Taylor to begin engaging with ISPs about getting fibre optic Internet access

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. — Staff at the District of Taylor are going to begin engaging with Internet service providers in the near future about the possibility of getting fibre optic internet access in their community.At Tuesday’s District council meeting, a motion by Mayor Rob Fraser to have staff start communicating with both Telus and Shaw about the potential for building fibre optic access to the community. The motion stemmed from Council adopting its April 3rd correspondence list.  Mayor Fraser said that he was inspired to bring the issue of fibre optic internet access after officials with Telus gave a presentation to the Peace River Regional District Board on March 8th about the future of fibre optic connectivity in the region.In 2016, Telus unveiled its PureFibre internet access in both Fort St. John and Dawson Creek, with residents in Charlie Lake and Hudson’s Hope getting access to the service shortly thereafter. The vast majority of PureFibre service is located on the South Coast, though other Northern B.C. communities such as Quesnel and Williams Lake have also been connected. Fraser explained that he has made inquiries himself with ISPs, but has not heard back on whether there is a fibre optic line that passes through, but doesn’t provide service to Taylor. He explained that the District needs to find out where the closest fibre optic line is, and what the cost would be to get a fibre line installed over the “last mile” to District residents.“If we want to see fibre optics in Taylor, we are going to have to start interacting with these folks. When it comes to keeping people in your community and attracting businesses that are part of this knowledge-based economy where they do everything over the computer, if you do not have fibre optic ability, you will not be able to attract people and keep them there. If it’s not already, it’s going to become an infrastructure that’s a requirement. I don’t believe we should let ourselves be isolated from this.”last_img read more