IN-FORM HARPS TRAVEL HOPING TO GIVE UCD STUDENTS A LESSON

first_imgA confident Finn Harps will travel to the UCD Bowl on Sunday evening looking to record their fourth win in a row as the hosts return to domestic action for the first time in a month.Harps 2-0 victory over Cobh Ramblers at a wet and windy Finn Park last Friday night was their third win in a row and also their third clean sheet in a row. Ciaran Gallagher saved a first half Cobh penalty to keep his 11th shutout of the season so far.“It was a good result on Friday but had Cobh scored the penalty it could have been a completely different story,” said Harps boss Ollie Horgan as he reflected on the game. “Cobh will count themselves unlucky that they didn’t get something out of the game.” The victory, coupled with the postponement of Wexford’s game against UCD, meant that Harps returned to the top of the table once more. And having gone through a blip that seen them lose three on the trot, Horgan is content to see his team remain in the promotion hunt.“Obviously we are happy to win those games which keeps us in touch, but we need to improve to have any chance of staying in the top part of the table,” he warned.UCD have been distracted in recent weeks with their European adventures, but Horgan is fully aware of the task that the students pose on Friday.“UCD have had an incredible Europa League campaign and have represented our league and in particular the First Division exceptionally,” said Horgan. “It didn’t surprise me with the way they play their football and with the talented individuals that they have. Huge credit to them and well deserved,” he continued. Sunday’s game only goes ahead after UCD’s European run came to an end on Thursday. Slovan Bratislava progressed to the next round after a 5-1 victory at the Bowl to progress on a 6-1 scoreline. While the scoreline looks emphatic, three of the five goals that Bratislava scored came in the last ten minutes of Thursday’s encounter.Despite the doubt about the Sunday’s game up until Thursday evening, Horgan said that it wouldn’t affect his team’s preparations.“We will prepare for the game going ahead on Sunday but if UCD had won on Thursday – which would have been great for all the teams in the league – we would have trained instead. The fact the game could have been postponed didn’t affect our plans at all.”Harps go into Friday’s game ten points ahead of UCD, but the students do have two games in hand on Horgan’s side. UCD haven’t played a league game in almost a month due to their participation in the qualifying rounds for the Europa League. Their last outing in domestic action saw them leave Cobh with a share of the spoils after an injury time Jason Abbott penalty gave the home side a point.The two meetings between the two sides this season have both finished in 2-2 draws. In both games, the students led twice only for Harps to bounce back on each occasion. Keith Cowan is once more unavailable for Harps but other than that Ollie Horgan will have a full panel to choose from.TEAM NEWSSuspended: None.Doubtful: None.Injured: None.Unavailable: Keith CowanFORM GUIDE (last six league games)Finn Harps: L-L-L-W-W-W (9 pts)UCD: W-D-W-W-D-D (12 pts)IN-FORM HARPS TRAVEL HOPING TO GIVE UCD STUDENTS A LESSON was last modified: July 24th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:donegalfinn harpsUCDlast_img read more

Watch: The humpback is back for an amazing encounter with fishermen

first_imgA local fishing crew caught a lot more than they bargained for when they caught a glimpse of a humpback whale in Donegal Bay on Tuesday.The mighty creature was spotted off South Donegal among schools of dolpins and bluefin tuna.The whale wasn’t shy either, as it surfaced only a few feet away from the fishing boat. The amazing marine moment was caught on camera and shared by the Donegal Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, but viewers are advised that the video contains expletives:Video: Donegal IWDGThese events follow another sighting of a humpback whale off St John’s Point on Sunday. Sightings are expected around the Irish coast at this time of year as whales come to their seasonal feeding grounds. However, two whales in Kerry baffled researchers after returning to the region together 20 years after their first recorded sighting.The Donegal branch of IWDG advised that there is a good chance of seeing the humpbacks off the north west coast at St John’s Point, Sliabh Liag and Carrick. If you do see the whales, the public is asked to report all sightings to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group. Watch: The humpback is back for an amazing encounter with fishermen was last modified: September 26th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:CoastfishHumpback WhaleMarinelast_img read more

Chelsea v Maribor: Zouma starts

first_imgGoalkeeper Petr Cech starts for Chelsea in their Champions League Group G game against Maribor, while Blues boss Jose Mourinho hands starting places to defenders Kurt Zouma and Filipe Luis. Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta are among the substitutes. Chelsea:Cech; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Filipe Luis; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Remy.Subs: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ake, Salah, Solanke, Drogba.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

2016 Ohio FFA Convention Session Four highlights

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Fourth General Session featured presentations Ohio’s representative on the National FFA Officer Team Sydney Snider, creed speaking contest winner Austin Becker from Fairbanks, and prepared speaking winner Josie Montoney from Amanda Clearcreek. CDE winners, top Ohio officers and agriscience fair recognition and state officer parents were recognized. Josie Montoney, Amanda-Clearcreek,won the prepared speaking contest. Sydney Snider Austin Becker, Fairbanks, was the Creed Contest winnerlast_img read more

The Year in Review: Wintertime Reflections and What We Can Learn from Aesop

first_imgWritten by: Christopher Plein, Ph.D. West Virginia University and MFLN Caregiving Team MemberIt is the winter solstice, or nearly so.  While the days will soon be getting longer, the colder months are upon us and the year is coming to a close.  It’s a time for reflection. Recently, I have been mulling over Aesop’s fable of the “The Ants and the Grasshopper.” Most of you will know the story and how the grasshopper fiddled away the summer with music and dance, as the ants industriously prepared for the winter ahead by harvesting and storing grain. I offer the fable to my students to remind them of the importance of studying and preparing early for the projects and tests that will come at the end of the term.   With the weather closing in and semester’s end, it is little wonder that I am thinking about this fable.As I have been going over my past blogs for 2017, a couple of constant themes stand out – one deals with knowledge and the other with change.  Knowledge comes about through self-awareness and self-reliance.  We live in an information-rich age, but we do not always avail ourselves to reliable knowledge that is literally at our fingertips or to the wisdom of those around us.  Change is a constant — but unpredictable.  We need to anticipate and prepare for life’s vagaries – whether it’s a change in a policy or program that affects our job, or whether it’s a more jolting change that affects the wellbeing of a loved one who may need our care and support.  Like the ants in Aesop’s fable, it is important for us to gather a storehouse of reserves – in our case knowledge and awareness so that we can meet the uncertainties of the future with wisdom and confidence.The Military Caregiving Team and the Military Families Learning Network offers programming that is aimed at helping us acquire these resources.  We do this through webinars, virtual events, podcasts, and video series, but also through blogs.  To help gain knowledge of important policy developments regular updates and reviews are often the subject of a blog.  This past year, we did this even if it did involve a “Little Medicaid Summer Reading” .  We also tracked the rapid and uncertain developments in the politics of the Affordable Care Act . Taking a step back, we explored how the design of our government and the past shapes current policy development and outcomes  – Encountering Change Part 1 & Part 2. An appreciation of both policy and program detail and the context, helps us to assess the present and to anticipate what might be in store for the future.We also explored that when facing change, it is important that each of us be self-aware and self-reliant. But this does not mean going it alone.  Indeed, we may be not see the bigger picture or appreciate the views and needs of others if we do not work with others.  This is a concept we explored in a blog on fairness, inclusivity, and ethics entitled “Gaining Perspective to Understand Change”.  We also learned that we should be aware and cultivate our networks and links to many resources: whether it is to help us care for a loved one; to access the many resources that are available in communities; or connect to resources through the military family readiness and support system.We can learn a lot from the ants in Aesop’s fable, but life is not rewarding if we do not have a little bit of the grasshopper in each of us.  As we invest effort to build the storehouse of knowledge and self-awareness, also take time to celebrate and enjoy.  There’s no better time than now.  Season’s greetings and best wishes for the New Year.This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on December 22, 2017.last_img read more

FBI charges two men in 2016 ransomware attack that hit University of

first_imgThe Canadian Press CALGARY — The FBI says it has charged two men in Iran as part of an investigation into cyberattacks that targeted the University of Calgary and computer networks in the United States.The university paid a ransom of $20,000 after the 2016 attack to preserve an option to restore critical research data.The FBI says “SamSam” ransomware infiltrated computer networks in Atlanta, San Diego and Newark, N.J., as well as major health-care providers, the University of Calgary and others.Investigators allege the malware encrypted data and files, and the suspects demanded payment to restore access to affected systems in what the FBI calls “21st-century blackmail.”The agency estimates the cyberattacks caused $30 billion in damage to public and private institutions and that $6 million in ransom payments were extorted.Linda Dalgetty, vice-president of the University of Calgary, says the administration is grateful that charges have been laid.“The University of Calgary would like to thank the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Calgary Police Service, and all co-operating law enforcement agencies for their diligence and perseverance in investigating this matter,” she said Wednesday in a release. “We are thankful that law enforcement agencies take such criminal acts very seriously and were able to locate the perpetrators and issue arrest warrants.”Faramarz Savandi and Mohammad Mansouri are each charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud, intentional damage to a protected computer and transmitting a demand in relation to damaging a protected computer.“The actions highlighted today, which represent a continuing trend of cyber criminal activity emanating from Iran, were particularly threatening, as they targeted public safety institutions, including U.S. hospital systems and governmental entities,” FBI spokeswoman said in a release.The agency acknowledged that both suspects are in Iran and are out of the reach of U.S. law enforcement.It said they can be apprehended if they travel and the United States is exploring other ways of bringing them to justice.last_img read more