Mc Conalogue repeats call for Immediate Glas payments

first_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction A Donegal TD says the Minister for Agriculture still hasn’t moved on bringing GLAS balancing payments immediately, and it is unacceptable that there has not yet been any support to help farmers deal with income pressures resulting from the COVD-19 restrictions.Deputy Charlie McConalogue, Fianna Fail’s Agriculture Spokesperson, says Minister Michael Creed mut act to bring some respite to farmers as a matter of urgency………. Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous article10 more Covid-19 deaths in Northern IrelandNext articleEvening News, Sport and Obituaries, Tuesday April 14th News Highland Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Mc Conalogue repeats call for Immediate Glas payments WhatsApp By News Highland – April 14, 2020 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR cliniclast_img read more

A year to go, rearranged Tokyo Games still shrouded in uncertainty

first_imgIn response, Tokyo 2020 Chief Executive Toshiro Muto said over 200 simplification measures were under consideration.Final billWhat has yet to be decided is how much rearranging the Games is going to cost the Japanese taxpayer.The IOC have said their share of the costs will be some $800 million but organizers have repeatedly refused to put a number on the final bill for Japanese stakeholders.The Games were already set to cost over 1.35 trillion yen before the postponement and increased expenditure might further alienate a public already turning their backs on an Olympics they once embraced enthusiastically.A recent poll conducted by Kyodo News found that fewer than one in four favored holding the Games as scheduled next year.A third believed the Olympics should be postponed again — which Bach has warned is not an option — with another third wanting the Games cancelled outright.In addition to costs, three major issues dominate any conversation on the rearranged Games — athlete safety, spectators and sponsorship.Organizers have said all efforts will be made to ensure the 11,000 athletes will be able to travel safely to Tokyo and compete in world class surroundings.As expert after expert has pointed out, however, it is difficult to see how this can be accomplished without the development and global distribution of an effective COVID-19 vaccine.The same is true of the desire to have thousands of spectators in the stadiums to cheer on those athletes.Loss of ticket revenue would be a major blow to the organizing committee and that would be compounded if they cannot keep on board the record-breaking number of Games sponsors.A poll conducted by Japanese public broadcaster NHK last month found two-thirds of Tokyo 2020’s corporate sponsors were undecided on whether to continue their support.The challenges facing Olympics organizers are unprecedented but under questioning from athletes, fans and sponsors, they know they need to find some answers soon.Topics : Tokyo 2020 organizers will host celebrations marking the one-year countdown to the Olympics on Thursday but with the postponed Games still shrouded in uncertainty they are sure to be more muted than the first attempt 12 months ago.On July 24 last year, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach presided over a glitzy ceremony in the Japanese capital and declared Tokyo the best prepared host city he had ever seen.Even six months ago, when fireworks exploded over a giant, luminous set of Olympic rings in Tokyo Bay, organizers were still bullish that their huge financial investment would deliver an unforgettable Games. Just two months later, however, plans that had been almost a decade in the making were shredded as the COVID-19 pandemic forced the IOC and Japanese government to take the unprecedented decision to postpone the Olympics for a year.Since the postponement in late March, all 42 venues for the Games have been secured and the competition schedule announced, with the opening ceremony set to take place at the 156.9 billion yen ($1.44 billion) National Stadium on July 23.Beyond that, though, questions remain about almost every aspect of hosting what Bach calls the “most complex event on this planet”.The head of the IOC’s Coordination Commission John Coates has said rearranging the Games meant focusing on the “must haves” in a simplified event.last_img read more

Syracuse softball splits at No. 10 Georgia, Winthrop

first_img Published on February 11, 2017 at 7:49 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @MikeJMcCleary Syracuse (2-2, 0-0 Atlantic Coast) split its Saturday doubleheader against No. 10 Georgia (4-0), getting clobbered 14-2, before bouncing back for a 4-0 win versus Winthrop (1-3) in Athens, Georgia.In the top of the first inning against UGA, Faith Cain smacked a double to right-center field for SU’s only hit of the game. That brought in Alicia Hansen for the Orange’s first run. Sydney O’Hara got caught trying to score a second run for Syracuse, ending the inning.After that, Georgia never looked back. Against Syracuse ace AnneMarie Gatti, the Bulldogs’ Alissa DiCarlo homered in the bottom of the inning to take a 2-1 lead. DiCarlo hit two home runs in the game.The Bulldogs scored seven runs in the third inning. The first three were surrendered by Gatti, the others off of Baylee Douglass.UGA scored five times in the fourth, including DiCarlo’s second home run of the game, a three-run shot.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange pitching and defense struggled on Saturday. Gatti lasted only two innings, failing to record an out in the third inning while forfeiting three runs. Douglass wasn’t strong either, giving up six earned runs in only one and two-thirds innings pitched.Syracuse did, however, shut out Winthrop.Freshman left-hander Alexa Romero started the game in the circle for SU, going five frames without allowing a run. She had a perfect game through three innings and allowed only four hits in a dominant first career win. O’Hara, a senior right-hander, closed the game out, allowing no runs in the final two innings.Sammy Fernandez led the Orange with three hits and Hannah Dossett followed close behind with two of her own, driving in two of SU’s four runs.Syracuse is scheduled for a rematch against Winthrop on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in Athens, Georgia, for its fifth and final contest of the opening weekend. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

2019 NFL Draft prospects: Big board of top 100 players

first_imgThe 2019 NFL Draft is fast approaching, but has changed in terms of players’ stocks before it arrives later in April. As teams have gotten closer looks at the top prospects at the NFL Combine in late February and pro day workouts in March, some have risen or fall on draft boards around the league.Here is a look at the best 100 players available in the 2019 NFL Draft regardless of position, and how high each might be selected based on team needs, position scarcity and other factors. 29. Irv Smith, TE, AlabamaSmith is a technically sound run blocker and route runner who has shown some vertical receiving juice to go with compact size (6-3, 243 pounds).30. Trayvon Mullen, CB, ClemsonMullen is emerging after an up-and-down 2018 season to stand out with his size (6-1, 194 pounds), speed, length and physicality.31. Drew Lock, QB, MissouriEntering the draft as a four-year starter from Missouri, Lock has the arm to go with his ideal size at 6-4, 225 pounds. He also has the fearlessness and elusiveness NFL teams like in an aggressive passer. 21. Marquise Brown, WR, OklahomaBrown offers plenty of flash as a field-stretching receiver at 5-10, 160 pounds. He has elite vertical speed, plus great quickness going into and coming out of routes.22. Devin Bush, ILB, MichiganBush cleans up against the run with his quickness, and at 5-10, 225 pounds, he has all the attributes teams need in a cover linebacker.23. Brian Burns, DE/OLB, Florida StateComing off 15.5 sacks in his final Seminoles season, Burns is a dynamic edge pass-rusher and athlete. At 6-5, 231 pounds, he needs to get a little tougher in order to be used on running downs in the NFL.24. Cody Ford, G/OT, OklahomaFord is a tough mauler at 6-4, 330 pounds who can open running lanes from right tackle or guard. He is athletic enough to develop as a pass-blocker, too.25. N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona StateAt 6-4, 216 pounds, Harry is a matchup nightmare through the red zone. He also can be a strong deep threat.26. Byron Murphy, CB, WashingtonWhat Murray gives up in size (5-11, 170 pounds) and press coverage potential, he makes up for in speed, aggressiveness and ball-hawking skills.27. Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre DameTillery was a beast as a three-technique at Notre Dame. At 6-7, 305 pounds, he matured well with his play and temperament to unleash the best of his inside pass-rush skills. 28. Jaylon Ferguson, OLB/DE, Louisiana TechCarrying some nice pop as a pass-rusher and having been productive in that area,  Ferguson will get on the field first in the NFL as a big (6-5, 269 pounds), natural run-stopper on the edge. SN’s NFL DRAFT HQ:Live pick tracker | TV schedule | Day 2 winners & losers2019 NFL Draft prospects: Big board of top 100 players1. Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio StateBosa, at 6-3, 270 pounds, can be dominant rushing the passer from any spot with great strength, length and smarts. He carries more explosive upside than brother Joey of the Chargers.2. Josh Allen, OLB/DE, KentuckyAllen is loaded with moves to get to the quarterback at a sleek 6-4, 258 pounds. He also has the athleticism to help in second-level pass coverage.3. Quinnen Williams, DT, AlabamaWilliams shot up the draft board as a disruptive interior force for the Crimson Tide. His massive frame (6-4, 295 pounds) suggests Aaron Donald-like potential.4. Rashan Gary, DT/DE, MichiganGary is rising as a high-upside, versatile player. He uses his hands, power and big frame at 6-5, 280 pounds to occupy run-blockers, and he also has some intriguing inside pass-rush ability.5. Montez Sweat, OLB/DE, Mississippi StateSweat brings ideal size (6-6, 241 pounds) and relentless productivity as an edge pass-rusher. He fits best in a base 3-4 scheme.MORE NFL DRAFT:• 7 safest prospects in 2019• 7 riskiest prospects in 2019• Derek Carr to Redskins and other player-for-pick trades6. D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole MissMetcalf is a classic size-speed prospect at 6-4, 230 pounds who can both stretch the field and use his strength to catch contested balls in traffic and in the red zone.7. T.J. Hockenson, TE, IowaHockenson has the ideal size at 6-5, 243 pounds to do anything and everything at tight end with his hands, physicality, smarts and agility. He can be the next great all-around player at the position.8. Clelin Ferrell, DE, ClemsonFerrell’s size at 6-5, 260 pounds provides a good baseline as an outside run-stopper and explosiveness as a pass-rusher.9. Ed Oliver, DT/DE, HoustonOliver has slipped only because there’s a question of what position he fits best on the defensive line. He has become more of an end/tackle tweener at 6-1, 274 pounds in many scouts’ eyes rather than a can’t-miss inside pass-rush presence. But he is still a top-five line prospect.10. Devin White, ILB, LSUWhite shows elite athleticism while covering ground against the run and has good enough instincts to be a top intermediate cover man. At 6-0, 240 pounds, he is easily the rangiest defender in the 2019 class.11. Greedy Williams, CB, LSUWilliams carries a long, lean frame at 6-3, 184 pounds with rare speed, quickness and agility for his size. He is not the most physical player, but he is fundamentally sound in coverage, and he uses his length well at the line to break up routes.12. Jawaan Taylor, OT, FloridaTaylor offers great agility, smarts and technique to handle most athletic edge-rushers given his size at 6-5, 334 pounds. He has been rising up boards as scouts learn he can be more than just a right tackle. 32. Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas StateRisner is a technically sound lineman with a mean streak to pair with his physicality. He is being undersold as a pass blocker, but he is already a huge (6-3, 308 pounds) asset in the running game.33. Noah Fant, TE, IowaLike his Iowa teammate Hockenson, Fant is an athletic receiver. But at 6-4, 232 pounds, he needs some work to develop into a reliable in-line blocker.34. Kelvin Harmon, WR, N.C. StateAs a deep threat, Harmon’s size (6-3, 214 pounds) and speed stand out. But he is also a savvy route-runner and a tough, willing blocker.35. Daniel Jones, QB, DukeJones has all-around, pro-tailored skills to go with his ideal size at 6-5, 220 pounds. He also has bonus qualities with his tough physical and mental make-up.36. Deionte Thompson, S, AlabamaThompson is a rangy playmaker at 6-2, 196 pounds who can clean up everywhere against the pass. He’s solid in run support, too.37. Dre’Mont Jones, DT, Ohio StateJones is a natural inside pass-rusher who needs some bulking (6-3, 283 pounds) and coaching in order to be used on running downs. But he can develop well in that area.38. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, WR, StanfordAt 6-3, 225 pounds, Arcega-Whiteside can both stretch the field as a deep threat and fight to win battles in the red zone.39. Garrett Bradbury, C, NC StateAt 6-3, 306, Bradbury has the smarts, leadership qualiities, agility and strength needed to be a long-term NFL starter at his position.40. Jachai Polite, OLB/DE, FloridaAlthough a little undersized at 6-2, 242 pounds, Polite’s speed and athleticism are off the charts. He is a freak who channels some of former Gator Jevon Kearse.41. Greg Little, OT, Ole MissLittle has the size (6-5, 325), agility and athleticism to suggest great upside as a pass protector, but his technique needs refinement, and he must learn how to better use his strength to his advantage.42. A.J. Brown, WR, Ole MissBrown, at 6-1, 230 pounds, fits the profile as a No. 1 wide receiver in the NFL. He is a strong-handed, reliable route runner who is tough enough to make big plays after the catch, even in traffic.43. Taylor Rapp, S, WashingtonAt 6-0, 212 pounds, Rapp plays like an extra linebacker on the field with his work in run support. He also is a capable upfield player vs. the pass, at his best when blitzing and covering a short area.44. Nasir Adderley, S, DelawareAdderley has a good blend of cornerback coverage traits and physical tackling against the run and after the catch, playing longer and meaner than size at 6-0, 200 pounds.45. Mack Wilson, ILB, AlabamaWilson has the size (6-2, 236 pounds), ranginess and toughness against the run to be the next solid inside clean-up man from the Tide.46. David Montgomery, RB, Iowa StateAt 5-11, 216 pounds, Montgomery has steadily emerged as a strong, all-around feature back prospect. He finishes runs strong and has shown some good hands and wiggle as a receiver.47. Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa StateButler has a massive frame for the position at 6-6, 225 pounds. He can dominate going up to get balls in traffic, especially in the red zone.48. Juan Thornhill, S, VirginiaThornhill has great size (6-0, 210 pounds), smarts and coverage skills. He also cleans up well against the run.49. Yodny Cajuste, OT, West VirginiaCajuste plays with good power and length at 6-5, 315 pounds as best pure edge run blocker in the class. He needs to become a smoother pass protector in order to be trusted on the left side.50. Zach Allen, DE, Boston CollegeAt 6-5, 280 pounds, Allen is a big, smart, strong, high-effort player who excels at stopping the run. He has room to grow as a pass-rusher, too.center_img 81. L.J. Scott, RB, Michigan State82. Isaiah Buggs, DT, Alabama83. Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia84. Erik McCoy, C, Texas A&M85. Lonnie Johnson, CB, Kentucky86. Bryce Love, RB, Stanford87. De’Andre Walker, OLB/DE, Georgia88. Amani Hooker, S, Iowa89. Chase Winovich, DE, Michigan90. Beau Benzschawel, G, WisconsinMORE: Each team’s worst-ever draft pick91. Greg Gaines, DT, Washington92. David Edwards, OT, Wisconsin93. Michael Dieter, G, Wisconsin94. Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State95. Emanuel Hall, WR Missouri96. Clayton Thorson, QB, Northwestern97. Lil’Jordan Humphrey, WR, Texas98. Austin Bryant, DE, Clemson99. Christian Miller DE/OLB, Alabama100. Andy Isabella, WR, UMass 51. Damien Harris, RB, Alabama52. Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina53. Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame54. Te’Von Coney, ILB, Notre Dame55. Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State56. Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State57. Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State58. Will Grier, QB, West Virginia59. Kaleb McGary, OT, Washington60. Kris Boyd, CB, Texas61. Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple62. Joejuan Williams, CB, Vanderbilt63. Chris Lidstrom, G, Boston College64. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S, Florida65. Gerald Willis III, DT, Miami66. Devin Singletary, RB, Florida Atlantic67. Joe Jackson, DE, Miami68. T.J. Edwards, OLB, Wisconsin69. Darrell Henderson, RB, MemphisMORE: Most painful NFL Draft slides ever70. Khalil Hodge, ILB, Buffalo71. Jacquan Johnson, S, Miami72. Elgton Jenkins, C, Mississippi State73. Eiijah Holyfield, RB, Georgia74. Oshane Ximines, OLB/DE, Old Dominion75. Kaden Smith, TE, Stanford76. Anthony Johnson, WR, Buffalo77. Dexter Williams, RB, Notre Dame78. Martez Ivey, G, Florida79. Charles Omenihu, OLB/DE, Texas80. Ryan Finley, QB, NC State 13. Kyler Murray, QB, OklahomaMurray has some “it” qualities at quarterback to go along with his Heisman Trophy-winning passing and running. He lacks ideal size at 5-10, 195 pounds and isn’t the pocket prototype, but his playmaking ablity is attractive enough for him to be drafted earlier than his profile suggests.MORE: Best, worst fits for Murray in NFL Draft14. Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio StateHaskinks cemented his stock late in the Buckeyes’ 2018 season, when he had some jaw-dropping games with his big arm and downfield accuracy. He has ideal size as a strong pocket passer (6-3, 220 pounds) with the right dose of athleticism.15. Josh Jacobs, RB, AlabamaA smart, complete back at 5-10, 216 pounds who runs with good vision and power, Jacobs is equally elusive as an outside runner and receiver.16. Deandre Baker, CB, GeorgiaBaker plays bigger than size (5-11, 185 pounds) and can give any team a smart, physical coverage presence.17. Christian Wilkins, DT, ClemsonWilkins brings size at 6-4, 315 pounds, and he is the most versatile of the Tigers’ first round-worthy linemen. He is equally adept at controlling blocks vs. the run and getting to the passer.18. Andre Dillard, OT, Washington StateDillard is light on feet for his size (6-5, 306 pounds) and carries all the natural pass-protection skills NFL teams love.19. Jonah Williams, OT, AlabamaWilliams is a smooth pass protector who also is big enough at 6-5, 301 pounds to pave the way in the running game.20. Dexter Lawrence, DT, ClemsonLawrence is a textbook inside run-stuffer with ideal size (6-4, 351 pounds) to both occupy and engulf overmatched blockers.last_img read more