David Moyes has told talkSPORT he was always eager to test his managerial mettle overseas, following his return to management with Real Sociedad.The Scot, who had been out of work since his departure as Manchester United boss in April, was unveiled as the La Liga side’s new head coach last week, signing a contract which runs until June 2016.He becomes the fourth British boss of the Basque Country club, following in the footsteps of Harry Lowe, John Toshack and Chris Coleman.And Moyes admits he jumped at the chance to sign the deal.“I’ve always felt I wanted an opportunity to manage abroad,” the former Everton manager said in an exclusive interview with Keys and Gray.“When that opportunity was going to come, I didn’t know, but then this came around and I just felt this was the right time for me. It gives me a chance to test myself.He added: “It was a big decision for my family, but the job itself, that didn’t take a great deal of thought.“[Sociedad president] Jokin Aperribay said to me, ‘look David, we want you to get on with it, control the whole thing, we want to change and that’s why we’re asking you to come here’.“They were looking for a manager who would lead and work with the players and I think I can do that.”It seems Moyes has quite a test again of him, with Sociedad currently lying down in the doldrums of the La Liga table.They have won just twice in their opening 11 games of the season, though those victories came over Spanish giants Real and Atletico Madrid, and are level on points with all the bottom six sides.But Moyes is hoping he can oversee a turnaround of their form and get the side firing back up to the upper echelons of the top flight.“There is a lot of talent here, but the team perhaps hasn’t performed as well as they should have so far this season“A year ago I was playing against them with Manchester United in the Champions League. They qualified for the Europa League this year but didn’t get through the opening stages.“So it’s my job now to bring that talent out, especially with the young players because they’ve got a fantastic academy system, and it’s quite an exciting prospect for me to be working with top young players again.“The only problem for me so far is that my analyst, along with everyone else at the club, can mostly just speak Spanish, so I’m looking forward to starting my lessons first thing tomorrow!”
The Seniors put in two good performances on Thursday against Kilcar and Sunday against Killybegs to advance to the semi-finals of this year’s Championship semi-final where they will take on Dungloe who ousted reigning champions Glenswilly. The match is on Saturday evening in Ballybofey with an 8pm throw-in.The Reserves will also meet the Fishermen in their quarter-final this Saturday in Glenfin with a 5pm throw-in.This Sunday we will host another double header with N. Colmcille taking on Aodh Ruadh in the Intermediate semi-final at 2:30pm before N. Conaill take on the winner of the play-off between St. Michael’s and Four Masters at 4pm. All stewards are asked to be in the Park for 1:30pm and are reminded to help with the clean-up operation afterwards. The Minor Girls will take on Four Masters on Saturday in Killygordon in their County semi-final at 12 noon, all support welcome.The U15’s went down to a 1 point defeat to Gaoth Dobhair in the Northern Final in Cloughaneely, thanks to the Falcarragh club for use of the pitch and all their help on the day.The U13 Boys will take on MacCumhaills in their Northern Board Final with the date and venue tbc at the time of going to press.This Sunday is the last Sunday Morning Football Academy training for 2012. The Presentation Night will take place on Thursday, Novemeber 1st in Arena 7. Mre details next week. The U13 hurlers defeated Carndonagh but had a disappointing loss to Banagher at the weekend. Details of their semi-final opponents in the North West League are now awaited.The Friday Evening Hurling & Camogie Academy has now finished their outdoor season and will begin indoors in the coming weeks, keep an eye on the notes and facebook page for details.The Minor Board Executive is meeting this Thursday (Oct. 18th) in the Clubhouse at 7pm.The Senior Board AGM is provisionally fixed for Sunday, November 25th at 2pm in the Clubhouse.There were 2 winners in this week’s Lotto draw that matched 3 numbers and win €50 each. Sean Grant, Orchard Grove (card) and Tommy Gibbons, Glentain Manor (Adrian). The numbers drawn were 11-12-19-24. We extend our sympathies to Dermot Higgins and family on the death of his uncle in the USA.GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: October 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS
Embed from Getty ImagesHaving been told that due to new gambling regulations imposed on all betting shop operators in the UK, that their fixed odds betting terminal or “FOBT’s” as they are much better known must now offer players a maximum stake limit of no more than £2 per game played off, many of them have been feeling the pinch.In fact, many of them have announced that hundreds of their betting shops across Great Britain are to close in the very near future, as due to the income generated by those gaming machines has dropped so significantly, they are unable to make them financially viable.That has of course posed a problem for the high-stake players that used to flock to such venues to play the roulette and blackjack games and slot machines that were available on those machines, for they have had to look for other places to play them at.Some players have chosen to visit land based casinos close by where they live to get their high stake casino game playing fix, however most of them have chosen to move their gambling action online, were there are still able to play casino games of any type for some very high stake amounts.New Rules Regarding Online UK CasinosThere are some changes on the horizon regarding UK online casinos, much like the changes that have been imposed on operators of FOBT’s, for MP’s in the UK have been looking into bringing about legislative changes regarding the maximum stake limits that online casino game players can gamble for.It is now increasingly looking likely that UK casino operators are going to have the same restrictions imposed on them as UK bookmakers do, and as such casinos that hold a full UK Gambling Commission issued license may soon have to set their online slot machines in such a way that players cannot play them for stake levels of more than £2 per spin.That is to ensure that online players are afforded the same protections as land-based slot machine players and are not going to put themselves at risk of playing any type of slot game for too high a stake level.If that is something that does become law however, the only way that a high rolling and high stake slot game player is going to be able to play for stake levels of over £2 per spin is by playing at an online casino site that is not licensed in the UK and is based offshore, which is in fact very easy to do.Responsible Gambling Initiatives The UK Gambling Commission is always dreaming up lots of new responsible gambling initiatives, one of which is the responsible gaming week initiative that each of their licensed sites and venues must actively promote.There are also some organisations that have been set up to help problem gamblers give up gambling in any shape or form and one of them is Gamstop.What Gamstop offers problem gamblers is a one stop type of service, whereby they can sign up to their national database, and by doing so all operators that are part of that scheme are then going to for all intents and purposes ban those gamblers from their sites, venues and/or apps.It is basically a service that allows anyone who does gamble to be able to self-exclude themselves from multiplier different sites all at the same time, but once your name is added to that database you are going to find it impossible to be able to sign up to and be able to gamble online at any gambling related site that is licensed in the UK.Gambling Sites Not Part of GamstopFor those of you out there that for one reason or another are on the lookout for non Gamstop casinos at which to play at, or for that matter are eager to sign up to any type of gambling site that is not part of Gamstop then please do take your time looking around the web for such sites.You will need to do your own due diligence to ensure those non Gamstop casino sites that you do decide to start playing at are going to be offering you a fully rounded gaming experience.By fully rounded I do of course mean casinos that have a large and impressive range of certified fair and random casino games, and sites that offer plenty of ways for players to make a deposit and a withdrawal and casinos that are generous when it comes to the value and frequency of bonus offers and promotional deals.Also, right at the top of any checklist of wants and demands of any online casino player, should be access to rapid winning pay-outs too, so make sure any sites you do chose to play at are always going to go that extra mile to ensure you can cash out and get paid rapidly and with no long and drawn out delays. 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Chinese smartphone maker Meizu has announced a new smartphone dubbed as A5 in China. This is the first smartphone announced in the company’s new A series of affordable smartphones.The Meizu A5 features a 5-inch HD screen and weighs 140g. The device is powered by the MediaTek MT6737 SoC clubbed with 2GB of RAM and Mali T720 GPU. The smartphone comes with 16GB internal storage which is further expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. The smartphone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Meizu’s Flyme OS on top.The Meizu A5 dons a metal unibody design with a physical home button on the front. The device is seen having broad bezels at the top and bottom while the sides are marginally thin. The rear camera is placed at the back of the device with company’s branding below it. The volume rocker and power button are given on the right while the SIM slot is present on the left. The Meizu A5 is backed by 3060mAh battery and will be available in gold, silver and matte black colour options. The connectivity options given in Meizu A5 are 4G VoLTE, dual SIM, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, WiFi, GPS and A-GPS.On the photography front, the Meizu A5 is expected to sport an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and f/2.0 aperture while on the front there could be a 5MP selfie-snapper. The device is currently listed on Meizu’s China website at 699 Yuan which is approximately Rs 6675. The device is seen without any fingerprint scanner which is common in every smartphone launched now a days.advertisementThe Meizu A5, if launched at around Rs 6000 will compete against the likes of Redmi 4, Redmi 4a, Intex Elyt and even the Nokia 3 which is currently falls under the price bracket below Rs 10,000. There is now word on the India availability of the Meizu A5.
Bhopal, Dec 22 (PTI) German Warmblood breed horse named “Frenchman” is expected to become cynosure at the Junior National Equestrian Championship (JNEC) beginning here tomorrow.Frenchman, a robust horse worth Rs 75 lakh has recently won the FEI World Jumping Challenge Grand Finale organised by the Embassy International School in Bengaluru.Retired Lt. Col Sandeep Deewan, who owns the horse, rode Frenchman in the 120-130 cm category at Bengaluru.Deewan said, “Frenchman is worthy for an Olympic. I bought it from France. It is a German Warmblood breed horse. This breed has been developed for equestrian sports in Germany”.A horse of this breed costs Rs 75 lakh in Europe, he claimed.He said he is hopeful that Frenchman like in Bengaluru would win the gold medal in the nine-day junior championship.”I am training Frenchman for Olympic and other international championships,” he added.However, he said a good chemistry between a jockey and a horse brings victories in tournaments.Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Equestrian Academy chief coach Bhagirath Singh said 158 jockeys from across the country are expected to showcase their talents at the tournament.Around 258 horses are going to be bridled in the JNEC, he added. PTI LAL MAS NRB BAS
By Tapan Mohanta Dubai, Jun 22 (PTI) Favourites India began their campaign on a rousing note crushing arch-rivals Pakistan 36-20 in the inaugural Kabaddi Masters Championship, here this evening. At the packed Al-Wasl Sports Complex, Indian skipper Ajay Thakur’s brilliance found India opening up a commendable 22-9 lead at the break and there was no looking back. Thakur scored 15 raid points and was equally strong in tackle which fetched the team 12 more points. It was a clinical performance by India in the first-half of that opening game. After a rather sedate start for the first 10 minutes, the Indian team switched gears to completely destabilise Pakistan, taking a 13-point lead at the half-time. Giving full credit to Thakur for his incisive raids, India coach Srinivas Reddy said: “He broke both their corners and dismantled their defence early on.” Pakistan were no match to India once they built the momentum and their coach rued it on their late arrival after the team faced some Visa hurdles. “We arrived only at 7am here today and got hardly anytime to practice. We hope to improve in the coming matches,” coach Nabeel Ahmed said. PTI TAP KHS KHSKHS
Harbhajan Singh heaped praise on the top two batsmen of the world after their sensational display in the first ODI against the Windies on Sunday in Guwahati.Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, who are No.1 and No.2 in the ODI rankings for batsmen currently, slammed centuries to help India cruise home in their chase of 323 in the first ODI.While Kohli made an aggressive 140, Rohit saw his team home with an unbeaten 152. The pair stitched together a 246-run stand for the second wicket and batted Windies out of the game completely. The stand was their fifth 200-plus run stand in ODI cricket — the most by any pair in the history of the game.And their one-time teammate was just bowled over after seeing their dominance on the field.”Rohit Sharma is a player of a different level. When Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma play, it is difficult to judge who is better. The No.1 and No.2 ranking is justified for them and for me…both of them are No.1. The pair is No.1 and whenever they bat together, they dominate.Also read – Stats: Rohit breaks Tendulkar and Warner’s joint record for most 150-plus ODI scoresWhen India were playing a home series against Australia, they won’t allow anybody below No.3 to bat. These two showed again that they dominate whenever they bat together and not that they give chances while batting. They are exceptional players,” Harbhajan said.He also praised Kohli for his outstanding show on Sunday. Kohli scored his 36th ton in ODIs and 60th overall and became the fastest to reach the landmark. And, Harbhajan feels that Kohli’s game is so strong that it is difficult to get him out if he doesn’t make a mistake.Also read – Always a pleasure to bat with Rohit Sharma: Virat Kohli after record partnershipadvertisement”It looked like Virat Kohli was batting on a different wicket altogether. It looked like he came to dominate and won’t stop. The amount of hard work Virat has put in on his game, he doesn’t’ give chances. He plays down the ground mostly, doesn’t play much lofted shots. So, his game is so strong that to get him out, you need to bowl a really good delivery,” an awestruck Harbhajan said.”Virat Kohli is getting better day-by-day and nobody knows how to get him out really and I feel, when he stops playing, nobody can break them that easily,” he added.Also Read – Rohit Sharma becomes 4th Indian batsman to smash 20 ODI hundredsHowever, he went on to add that if there’s one player in the Indian team, who is as good as Kohli, it has to be Rohit.”Virat’s numbers have grown over the last couple of years and if I say there is anybody near him, I’ll have to say Rohit. If I say Rohit isn’t as good a player as Virat, it’ll be unfair on him. Both are No.1 players,” Harbhajan said.When asked about how these two guys were when they made their international debut for India, Harbhajan said: “Virat’s hunger has grown over the years compared to when he came in. The hunger for runs was there from the U-19 days and there was no deficiency in terms of talent. But, his hard work has taken him where he is now. There was a time during the Test series versus West Indies long back when he was getting out constantly while trying to hook and it seemed like he will never get selected again. But, he showed through hard work that someone can achieve anything through hard work,” Harbhajan said.Also Read – Kohli breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s record, fastest to 60 international hundreds”If I speak of Rohit, he hit three-four sixes off Morne Morkel in the T20 World Cup in South Africa on a bouncy Durban track. I understood then only that he has a special talent. And, if I just speak of talent, he will be above Kohli but with hard work, Kohli left everyone behind.But, if Rohit works a tad harder, he can leave Kohli behind with the amount of capability he has. But, it is great to see two of the world’s best batsmen are from India and they are dominating the game,” Harbhajan added in his assessment of Rohit.The 38-year-old is not wrong actually. While Kohli has been raking in the numbers with his consistent show over the years, Rohit has also been scoring runs for fun. On Sunday, he registered his sixth 150-plus score to overtake Sachin Tendulkar and David Warner, who have five each.advertisementThe 30-year-old also went past Ganguly’s tally of sixes in ODIs. Ganguly has hit 189 sixes while Rohit now has slammed 194 maximums which puts him third in the list amongst Indians. Only Tendulkar (195) and MS Dhoni (210) are ahead of him.Rohit hit eight sixes in the match and this was the sixth time he has achieved the feat of hitting 6 or more maximums in a game.
2nd T20I Brief Score – India (162/3) beat New Zealand (158/8) by 7 wickets to level the three-match series. Rohit 50, Pant 40 not out. Full ScorecardIndia’s stand-in captain Rohit Sharma is now joint second on the list of India captains with most wins in T20I cricket. After India’s seven-wicket win over New Zealand in Auckland on Friday, Rohit has 12 wins from just 14 matches while Virat Kohli has 12 wins under his belt in 20 matches.World T20-winning former skipper, MS Dhoni is on top of the chart with 41 wins from 72 matches.Meanwhile, Rohit also has the most number of wins (12) alongside Pakistan’s Sarfraz Ahmed and former Australia captain Michael Clarke in the first 14 matches as captain. Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik and Afghanistan’s Ashgar Stanikzai had 11 wins from 14 matches while former South Africa and Sri Lanka captains, Graeme Smith and Mahela Jayawardene had 10 each from their first 14.Rohit has proved his worth as a captain in the shortest format of the game both at the international level and at the Indian Premier League. While he had led Mumbai Indians to three IPL titles, Rohit also captained India to a memorable win in a T20I tri-series the Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka last year.#TeamIndia win by 7 wickets. Level the three match series 1-1 #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/kudlWM0r9XBCCI (@BCCI) February 8, 2019On Friday, Rohit led India’s come back in Auckland after they were hammered by 80 runs, their heaviest defeat in terms of runs in the shortest format of the game in Wellington on Wednesday.advertisementRohit led from the front with the bat as he scored a 29-ball 50, which included four sixes and three boundaries in India’s successful chase of 159. Trusting his playing XI despite the heavy defeat in Wellington, Rohit had gone in with an unchanged unit for the must-win T20I.Bhuvneshwar Kumar struck early as he picked up the wicket of dangerous New Zealand opener Tim Seifert before left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya struck twice inside the powerplay overs, repaying the faith his captain had shown in him.Rohit marshalled his troops well as India bowlers were able to pick up regular wickets and restrict New Zealand to 158 despite a quickfire fifty from Colin de Grandhomme.Rishabh Pant, who had failed to get going in Wellington, smashed a 40-ball 28 and scored the winning runs for India. MS Dhoni also chipped in with a 17-ball 20 as India crossed the finish line with seven balls to spare.Rohit’s move to send Rishabh Pant at No. 3 ahead of Vijay Shankar, who had batted at the spot in Wellington worked wonders as the Delhi wicketkeeper-batsman had enough time to pace his innings to perfection.With the series level at 1-1, India and New Zealand will meet in the decider at the Seddon Park in Hamilton on Sunday, February 10.Also Read | Controversy rocks India’s T20I vs New Zealand in Krunal Pandya’s 1st overAlso Read | Rohit Sharma overtakes Martin Guptill to become highest run-scorer in T20IsAlso Read | India vs New Zealand: India’s openers took the game away from us, says Kane WilliamsonAlso See: