Home Sport GAA Laois senior and U-20 football teams named for Meath and Kildare clashes SportGAAGaelic FootballLaois Senior Football TeamLaois U-20 footballers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role The inter-county season roars back into life this weekend with three Laois teams set to be in action.And two of those – the seniors and U-20 footballers – have named their teams for games on Saturday.The Laois seniors are in action first as they face Meath in round 3 of the O’Byrne Cup.Mike Quirke’s men come into the game with one win and one defeat – against Wexford and Offaly respectively.With only one team to qualify from the group, Laois will need to defeat Meath at 2pm in Navan and hope that Wexford defeat Offaly in order to have a chance of reaching the semi finals. Twitter Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory By Alan Hartnett – 2nd January 2020 TAGSJohn Keirns CupLaois senior footballersLaois U-20 footballersO’Byrne Cup Pinterest WhatsApp GAA News Twitter Facebook Facebook Meanwhile, Laois U-20 boss Eddie Kinsella’s charges will begin their 2020 journey on Saturday January 4 in the league.They are in the John Kerins Cup which has Dublin, Kildare, Meath, Galway, Cork and Kerry – so it is certainly the top tier.Laois are in a group with the other three Leinster teams and begin away to Kildare in Hawkfield at 6pm this weekend. Pinterest Laois senior and U-20 football teams named for Meath and Kildare clashes Check out both teams below:LAOIS SENIORS: Niall Corbet (Clonaslee); Ruaidhri C-Fennell (Rosenallis), Gearoid Hanrahan (Mountmellick), Shane Bolger (Killeshin); Eoin Buggie (Stradbally), Robbie Pigott (Portarlington), Paddy O’Sullivan (Portarlington); John O’Loughlin (Rosenallis), Rob Tyrell (Camross); Eoin Lowry (Killeshin), Mark Barry (O’Dempsey’s), Michael Keogh (St Joseph’s); Garry Comerford (Ballincollaig), Evan O’Carroll (Crettyard), Diarmuid Whelan (Ballyroan-Abbey)LAOIS U-20s: Matthew Byron (Courtwood); Neil Keane (The Heath), Jack Owens (Clonaslee), Alex Mohan (Portarlington); Dean Brophy (St Joseph’s), PJ Daly (The Heath), Jack Lacey (St Joseph’s); Sean O’Flynn (Courtwood), Sean Michael Corcoran (Portarlington); Barry Howlin (O’Dempsey’s), Damon Larkin (Portlaoise), Colin Slevin (Portarlington); Damien McCaul (Annanough), Jack Owens (Emo), Daragh Galvin (Portarlington) WhatsApp 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Previous article2019 Remembered: Laois hotel probed over accommodating, ‘persons seeking international protection’Next article2019 Remembered: Dear Electric Picnic Acts – You are not in Dublin! Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. GAA
News MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Share The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals By salil sule on December 20, 2017 Related Posts Read Article Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha He will be a part of the Philips India Leadership team, effective from December 4, 2017Philips India, announced the appointment of Rohit Sathe as President – Philips India Healthcare, effective from December 4, 2017. Sathe will be a part of the Philips India Leadership team and will be responsible for bringing in leadership experience, and extensive industry knowledge to contribute to Philips’ overall growth plans. He will oversee key initiatives to improve access to healthcare in the areas of prevention, diagnostics and treatment. The appointment is set to augment Philips’ leadership position and reinforce its market presence with significant value-addition for customers.Rohit Sathe has almost two decades of work experience in the healthcare, construction and e-learning industries in India and UK. He has joined Philips India Healthcare from Johnson & Johnson Medical India (JJMI) where his last role was Senior Director of Strategy, Key Accounts and International (SAARC) Business. During his 12+ years tenure at J&J, he worked in the Cardiology, Orthopaedics and Neuro segments. His achievements include launching coronary drug eluting stents (DES), integrating the recently acquired Synthes business into J&J and turning around and improving profitability of the Trauma and Neuro businesses. His rich experience in sales, marketing, strategy and project management across diverse industries will help Philips move closer to its target of touching 200 million patients in India by 2025.Welcoming Rohit on board, Daniel Mazon, Vice Chairman & MD, Philips India said, “We are happy to welcome Rohit Sathe to the Philips India family. Rohit brings a legacy of outstanding customer focused experience and in-depth knowledge of healthcare. I am confident that with his solid background in strategy, commercial execution and his passion for talent development, he will propel Philips India’s growth further across various markets. We will continue to invest in our leaders to ensure we have a strong foundation to support our customers, strategic plans and double digit growth.”Commenting on his new role at Philips India, Rohit said, “I am thrilled to be a part of the Philips family and I am excited with our continued endeavour to provide people with a healthy and improved lifestyle. I look forward to working closely with Daniel and the entire team at Philips, and helping the company achieve its full potential in the Indian market, while strengthening relationships with government and other key stakeholders. “Apart from his professional career, Rohit also enjoys long distance running, experimenting with different cuisines and spending time with his family and friends. Philips appoints Rohit Sathe as President of Philips India Healthcare Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025
He did not say how many candidates and which municipalities were affected, but sources told NRC one of them was running to become a municipal councillor in Amsterdam.Spekman said he will monitor candidates for next year’s parliamentary elections for their “progressive values,” referring to their views on homosexuality and gender equality.“I believe that you enter the list because you want to become a representative, not because you want to get many votes [for personal gains],” he said.Labour’s management said that it will check candidates after two of its MPs with Turkish origins left the party after clashing with integration minister Lodewijk Asscher over his stand towards Turkish organizations in the Netherlands. Also On POLITICO Threats, insults and praise: 9 Erdoğan quotes on Europe By Jacopo Barigazzi Germans want Angela Merkel to stand up to Erdoğan: poll By Cynthia Kroet Former Miss Turkey guilty of insulting Erdoğan By Vince Chadwick The Dutch Labour Party removed several candidates from its ballot lists at the 2014 local elections over fears they had links to the conservative party of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.Labour Chairman Hans Spekman said in an article published in newspaper NRC on Wednesday that he was informed members of the youth division of Erdoğan’s AK Party “tried to enter ballot lists.”“We [the party’s board] tipped off municipalities and told them that [the candidates] have wrong intentions,” Spekman said. Those candidates were then removed from the ballot.
David Zalubowski, AP AP David Zalubowski, AP Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio gestures after hitting a basket against the Denver Nuggets during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Snyder acknowledged that his team’s lack of offense, particularly in the final quarter, put pressure on the offense by not making shots.“It was three competitive quarters. We competed the fourth quarter, but the score didn’t reflect our effort. But, ultimately, you’ve got to put the ball in the basket. We weren’t able to do that in the fourth quarter, and I don’t think it was a reflection of our execution or anything other than we need it to go in.”The Jazz welcomed Donovan Mitchell back in the lineup after he missed Friday night’s game with hamstring tightness. He gave the Jazz a scare when he went down to the floor midway through the fourth quarter and had to be assisted off the floor. However, he returned a few minutes later after getting his ankle wrapped. 3 takeaways from the Utah Jazz’s 103-88 loss to the Denver Nuggets Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell rests on the court after being injured during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Denver. Mitchell returned to the game later in the half. The Nuggets won 103-88. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) “I was just being a baby,” he said afterward. “I’m good. I’ve twisted an ankle before, it’s not a great feeling. That’s all it is, just day-to-day, nothing bad.”Mitchell finished with 16 points, five rebounds and five steals, but his shooting wasn’t very good as he ended up 7 for 22 from the field and 0 for 7 from long range.The best player for Utah Saturday was Jae Crowder, who came off the bench to score a game-high 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting and 4 of 9 from 3-point range. He also led the team with three blocked shots.Rudy Gobert came back from a slow start to get a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds, while Derrick Favors was solid with 12 points in just 19 minutes, and Ricky Rubio had 11 points.For Denver, Gary Harris led the way with 20 points and Jamal Murray added 19 points while ex-Jazzman Paul Millsap had 13 and Malik Beasley scored 12 off the bench.The Jazz return home for three games this week at home, Monday night against Toronto, Wednesday against Dallas and Friday night against Boston in the homecoming game for Gordon Hayward. Grid View David Zalubowski, AP David Zalubowski, AP David Zalubowski, AP David Zalubowski Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, right, looks to pass the ball as Utah Jazz forward Royce O’Neale defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Defense hasn’t been up to par in Utah Jazz’s slow start this season Utah Jazz forward Royce O’Neale, right, is defended by Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio, left, greets Denver Nuggets forward Juan Hernangomez, both of Spain, before an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) David Zalubowski, AP David Zalubowski, AP Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder directs his team against the Denver Nuggets during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, center, gathers up the ball as Utah Jazz forwards Jae Crowder, left, and Joe Ingles defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) DENVER — During his three years in the NBA, Denver’s Nikola Jokic hasn’t hurt the Utah Jazz too much. Last year, he averaged just 8.7 points and 8.7 rebounds in four games last year against Utah, well below his season marks.In Saturday night’s game, Jokic again didn’t score many points, finishing with just seven points on 3-of-9 shooting, well off his 19.4 average this season. Where the 7-foot, 250-pound center did kill the Jazz was with his passing as he dished out 16 assists, half of his team’s total, in a 103-88 victory over the Utah Jazz at the Pepsi Center.No wonder Jazz coach Quin Snyder calls him the perhaps best passer in the NBA.“He’s probably the best passing big man, maybe the best passer regardless of height,” Snyder said before the game. “He has such a feel for the game in that regard with the array of passes and the accuracy and the timing.”“It speaks to his greatness. Nikola can dominate a game without scoring at all,” added Denver coach Mike Malone. “The sign of greatness is he makes everybody around him better, and in my opinion does that better than anyone in the NBA.”I was just being a baby. I’m good. I’ve twisted an ankle before, it’s not a great feeling. That’s all it is, just day-to-day, nothing bad. – Donovan MitchellIn Denver’s 15-point victory, Jokic had more assists in the fourth quarter than the Jazz had baskets as the Nuggets turned a five-point deficit into a 20-point edge in the final quarter, outscoring the anemic Jazz 35-15.Up until that point, the Jazz looked like they might have put Friday night’s disappointing loss to Memphis in their rearview mirror against the team with the second-best record in the league, as they were playing some of their best defense of the season with 12 steals up to that point. Utah led by as many as nine points.However, it all fell apart in the final 12 minutes as the Jazz suddenly went cold from the field (23.5 percent), while the Nuggets shot 56 percent from the field with all 13 of their baskets coming off assists.With the loss, the Jazz fell to 4-5 on the season, well below expectations, but Jazz coach Quin Snyder wasn’t expressing any panic afterward. In fact, on the whole, he was pleased with his team’s performance, particularly their effort.“Tonight, I thought we were better defensively,” he said. “I thought we were focused on trying to play the way we’ve worked on who we are. You’ve got to demonstrate that and cling to it tightly, and I thought we did a much better job of that tonight.” Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, left, fields a pass as forward Royce O’Neale, right, sets a pick on Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) David Zalubowski, AP Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, back, blocks the path to the rim for Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris, right, drives past Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Related