Ladies footballer Conlon calls for GAA and LGFA to come together

first_img Twitter Ladies footballer Conlon calls for GAA and LGFA to come together By Alan Hartnett – 21st December 2018 1 July 2018; Clare Conlon of Laois during the TG4 Leinster Intermediate Championship Final match between Laois and Wicklow at Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile Brought to you in association with Expert LaoisLaois Ladies and Sarsfields footballer Clare Conlon has called for the LGFA and the GAA to come together to benefit Ladies players.The classy forward made the plea on a video interview with LaoisToday which is set to air in full over the Christmas period.She said: “The best teams should be on the best pitches. There is a perfect facility (LOETB Centre of Excellence) just up the road there and we got to use it maybe three times.“We pay for that privilege while all the male teams, because they are under the Laois GAA banner, they can get free use of it.“And that is not to take away from club grounds like Annanough. We would be lost without Annanough.“It is a great facility and it is basically a second home for us. For the last few years, we have known exactly what time we have to leave work at to get to training in Annanough and that is nice.“But when we were ducking and diving with different venues, you never knew. TAGSClare ConlonLaoisToday Christmas interview series Home Sport GAA Ladies footballer Conlon calls for GAA and LGFA to come together SportGAALadies Football New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articlePortlaoise College Student proves he has many strings to his bowNext articleDeaths in Laois – Saturday, December 22, 2018 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. Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Council Pinterest “Maybe it is a wider conversation in terms of governance. All that stuff giving out about the McManus money, at the end of the day it was money he gave to the GAA clubs.“It is not the GAA’s fault that the LGFA want to stand alone. That is a decision they have made as a governing body for the better of their association.“I know that conversations have been had but until they come to pass, we can just be annoyed about it but there is nothing we can do.”The LaoisToday Christmas Video Interview series will be broadcast on the LaoisToday website and on our Facebook and YouTube accounts over Christmas.SEE ALSO – McHugh eager to stay away from politics and focus on future of National Ploughing Championships Community WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Community Twitterlast_img read more

EU warns clock is ticking for telco industry

first_img ETNO flags European 5G lag Related Devices Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter… More Read more EuropeNeelie KoresOpen Mobile SummitRegulatory Tim Ferguson Home EU warns clock is ticking for telco industry AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 19 MAY 2014 center_img Previous ArticleSouth Africa’s Vodacom reaches $680M agreement to buy NeotelNext ArticleXiaomi tops local-brand smartphone chart in China – report LIVE FROM OPEN MOBILE SUMMIT, LONDON: Time is of the essence in efforts for Europe to tap into its technology potential, including the creation of a single telecoms market, according to Carlota Reyners Fontana (pictured), member of the cabinet of vice president Neelie Kroes.Fontana outlined how the increase in internet traffic is taking place as revenue for the European economy declines, showing that businesses are not exploiting opportunities.Speaking at the Open Mobile Summit in London, Fontana said: “Time is certainly of essence in this sector. Massive investments are needed and yet the EU is investing less.”One of the main areas that Kroes and her team are looking to address is the relative lack of 4G coverage, which Fontana said “still represents a too small share” and a lack of penetration in rural areas.Turning to the potential of the app economy — which the European Commission expects to contribute €63 billion to the EU economy and employ 4.8 million people by 2018 — Fontana said: “If we have these opportunities, let’s make sure we can seize them.”She added that new business models and innovation are essential if Europe is to generate the kind of technology-related economic activity seen in the US. “This is central to our economy. It’s underpinning Europe’s competitiveness and growth.”Referring to the efforts to eliminate roaming charges, Fontana said these are currently in a transition phase. “This will certainly happen, this is about how and when.” Apple hit with further iPhone slowdown claims Author Tags Samsung plays for 4G, 5G network win in Polandlast_img read more

Under Materialism, No Meaning to Life — and No Life, Either

first_img Share Intelligent Design A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to All Evolution In what our friend Eric Metaxas calls the “scientistic materialist” perspective, there is not only no ultimate purpose or meaning to life. “If we are just material beings,” says Eric, “then there is actually no such thing as life,” either.That’s a profound point that comes out of his new radio and podcast interview with J. Scott Turner, State University of New York biologist and author of Purpose and Desire: What Makes Something “Alive” and Why Modern Darwinism Has Failed to Explain It. Listen to the conversation here. Brian Miller and Ann Gauger have written about the book this week.Turner’s spot-on phrase, the “Reverse Pinocchio,” captures the idea well. The wooden boy wished to become a real, living boy, and in the movie, he gets his wish. Materialists, on the other hand, look at life and deny that it is what it seems to be, a dance of purpose and desire not explicable in the familiar mechanistic terms of Darwinian ideology.In seeking to explain the phenomenon of life, says Dr. Turner, Darwinism “falls flat on its face.” He explains that that is why it has to bracket words such as intelligence and design in “scare quotes.”Speaking of good reads, this has nothing to do with evolution, but the new book by Metaxas, Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed, is on the Top 10 New York Times hardcover nonfiction bestseller list now. Congratulations! You go, Eric!Photo credit: jackmac34, via Pixabay. Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis TagsAnn GaugerbestsellerbiologyBrian MillerDarwinismEric Metaxasevolutionintelligent designJ. Scott TurnerlifeMartin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and ChangedmaterialismNew York TimesPurpose and Desire: What Makes Something “Alive” and Why Modern Darwinism Has Failed to Explain ItReverse PinocchioState University of New York,Trending Recommended Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Life Sciences Under Materialism, No Meaning to Life — and No Life, EitherDavid [email protected]_klinghofferOctober 25, 2017, 12:21 PM Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Sharelast_img read more

Prince Louis — isn’t that a bit French?

first_imgThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s decision to call their baby son Louis is causing something of a stink in Britain.Why? Because it sounds too French.In a statement Friday, Kensington Palace said: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son Louis Arthur Charles. The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge.” Congratulations Prince Louis. We’re delighted that you’ve been a given such a lovely French name! #RoyalBabyName pic.twitter.com/0iTvkxPmS5— French Embassy UK (@FranceintheUK) April 27, 2018Blackpool Zoo in the north of England immediately announced a baby Louis of its own, giving the name to a double-humped Bactrian camel calf who shares a birthday with the royal prince having been born Monday morning.Our little superstar’s lap of honour #PrinceLouis #LouisTheCamel https://t.co/IFGi4kNuC7— Blackpool Zoo (@BlackpoolZoo) April 27, 2018 Louis isn’t a new name for the British royals: Lord Louis Mountbatten was Prince Charles’ great-uncle who was assassinated by the IRA in 1979. Prince Louis of Battenberg was the Duke of Edinburgh’s grandfather. Louis’ older brother’s full name is George Alexander Louis, and their father Prince William’s full name is William Arthur Philip Louis.But it was also the name of 18 French kings (more if you broaden out your definition of “king”), a fact that has not gone unnoticed.Among the consternation, TV host and former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan described it on Twitter as “a defiant two fingers to Brexit.”Another TV personality, Dan Snow, gave a history lesson, tweeting: “The last time a Prince Louis was anywhere near the throne Hubert de Burgh filled the breach of Dover Castle with his slaughtered followers and William the Marshal crushed his army at Lincoln, sending him scurrying back to Daddy France.”Across the Channel, Prince Louis received an enthusiastic response. France’s Le Figaro described the choice as “unexpected” while the Grenoble-based Le Dauphiné libéré ran the headline “Louis pour un royal baby, un prénom so frenchy!”The French Embassy in London tweeted congratulations that the baby had been given “such a lovely French name.”last_img read more