Tottenham striker’s future to be decided next week

first_img1 Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says a decision on Emmanuel Adebayor’s future will be made next week.The forward is currently in his native Togo on compassionate leave after he used his Facebook account to reveal a series of complications within his family.Adebayor will miss Tottenham’s final Premier League game of the season against Everton on Sunday as well as the club’s post-season tour to Kuala Lumpur and Australia.“I spoke with him early in this week and we let him go to Togo to fix all his problems,” said Pochettino.“It is a difficult moment, it is hard for him. For all people that live this situation, it is not strange to understand the situation.“We need to take a decision for the future of the club but there is no decision yet. We need to take a decision next week.” Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor last_img read more

GAA NEWS: MILFORD HOSTS UNDERAGE EASTER CAMP

first_imgMILFORD GAA CLUB NOTES*Easter Draw*The Club launched our annual Easter Draw at the Health & Wellbeing Day on Saturday week with Fr Adrian Gavigan doing the honour of buying the first ticket. The draw will take place on Easter Sunday, 5th April. Tickets cost €10 or 3 for €20. First prize is a whopping €2,000. Full list of prizes are below: 1st – €2,0002nd – 500 Litres of Home Heating Oil (Sponsored by Donegal Oil)3rd – 2 All Ireland Final Tickets (Hurling or Football) 4th – 32″ Television5th – 6 Month Membership @ Evolution Fitness6th – €100 Travellers Inn Voucher7th – €100 Arena 7 Voucher8th – Digital Camera (Sponsored by Magees Chemist)9th – Coffee Machine (Sponsored by TV Centre Milford) 10th – CD Player (Sponsored by TV Centre Milford)11th – Digital Camera12th – Donegal GAA Jacket*Easter Camp* Camp takes place on the 7th, 8th and 9th of April from 10am to 2pm. Cost of the camp is €30 with concessions available for families. All Children will receive a goody bag and are reminded to bring a packed lunch.*The Bootroom*The club are collecting football boots in the next few weeks. The idea is that children will leave boots in that they have grown out of and are not needed by another member of the family. We will be putting these boots on display in the clubhouse on Good Friday between 7pm and 8pm. Children are invited to come and have a look at what boots are available and to see if anything is suitable for them. Ther is no charge for the boots however if you wish you can make a donation for underage funds. The only stipulation is that boots should be in reasonable condition, clean and laced. Please bring the boots into your next training session and give them to your coach.*U12 Fixtures*The U12 fixtures have been announced and Na Galloglaigh are in Group 1 along with Downings, MacCumhaills B, Termon, St Eunans A, Fanad Gaels, Cloughaneely, Gaoth Dobhair, St Michaels and Glenswilly.All games for scheduled for Wednesdays at 6.30pm.…May 6th: Glenswilly (A)May 13th: Cloughaneely (A)May 20th: Downings (H)May 27th: St Eunans A (H)June 3rd: MacCumhaills B (H)June 10th: Fanad Gaels (H)June 17th: Termon (A)June 24th: St Michaels (H)July 1st” Gaoth Dobhair (A)*Seniors*CLG BnaG 2-12 Urris 1-3Na Galloglaigh got their league campaign off to a great start after a superb all round team performance today against Urris. Kyle Black got them off to a perfect start when his great strike found the back of the net after 2 minutes. They showed great workrate and intensity in the tackle all over the pitch to turn Urris over numerous times. Urris brought a lot of numbers back and the lads had to be patient and work the openings for their score…s, but they were still able to break the Urris line several times to get some key scores. At the other end the defence was rock solid and limited Urris to a single score in the first half, to leave the half time score 1-5 to 0-1. It was much of the same in the second half with the defence standing resolute and Cathal Mc Gettigan, Kieran Mc Laughlin, and the Barrett brothers posted some fine scores. Shaun Paul Barrett made several changes in the second half and it was during these changes that Urris managed to sneak in for their goal. Substitute Dylan Hegarty cancelled out their goal with one of his own in the closing minutes to allow Na Galloglaigh run out comfortable winners 2-12 to 1-3. There is no game for the lads next week but they take on Naomh Brid the week after.Team: Sean Gallagher, Kieran Sheridan, Sean Black, Gavin Grier, Kieran McLaughlin (0-2), Enda McHugh, Tj Evesson, Luc O Bairead (0-1), Jonny Logue, Christopher Barrett, Pauric Curley (0-1), Kyle Black (1-1), Cathal McGettigan (0-6), Kane Barrett (0-1), Gary Merritt. Subs: Caolan Mc Gettigan for Gallagher (44m), Dean Burgess for Sheridan (44m), Dylan Hegarty (1-0) for McLaughlin (44m), Darragh Black for C. Barrett (52m), Barry McNulty for S. Black (54m)*Reserves*CLG BnaG 2-12 Urris 0-5The Reserves also got off to a great start to their league campaign in a similar game to the Senior match. Playing 13-a-side Joey Cullen hit the back of the net early on to give Na Galloglaigh a good foothold in the game. The defence was strong and kept Urris at bay for the majority of the half while Luke Trearty and Paul Sweeney were immense in midfield. Joey Cullen was a handful and won a lot of Urris kickouts and got himself a second goal… late on to leave the half time score 2-4 to 0-3. The defence was once again on top in the second half and the forwards took their scores well when they had their chances, with Paul Fisher racking up 4 points himself. In the end it was a comfortable run out as the lads controlled the tempo for the majority of the game, but especially the second half, to run out 2-12 to 0-5 winners. Like the Seniors the Reserves have no game next week but will play Naomh Brid the weekend after.Team: Gavin McFadden, Conor McNulty (0-1), Cormac Friel, Odhrán Coll, Paul Grier (0-1), Ryan Ferry (0-1), Paul Sweeney (0-2), Luke Trearty (0-1), Jamie Heena, Joey Cullen (2-1), Barry McNulty, Paul Fisher (0-4), Hugh Mc Menamin. Subs: Emmet Conaghan for C. McNulty (HT), Paddy Mc Carron (0-1) for McMenamin (HT), Ciaran McHugh*Senior Ladies*The Senior Ladies had 2 good wins this week beating Glenfin 5-17 to 3-7 on St Patricks Day and Carndonagh 4-10 to 0-10 on Sunday, they led only 6 points to 3 @ half time to Carndonagh but produced an excellent second half performance to finish the game convincing winners, they play away to Moville this Sunday morning, time to be confirmed.*Minors*CLG BnaG 1-7 Fanad Gaels 0-5Na Galloglaigh made it three in a row with another strong performance in a typically neighbourly derby against Fanad Gaels in Moyle Park. Playing with a slight breeze in the first half Na Galloglaigh got off to a great start when after 5 minutes Odhrán Coll finished into an empty net after good work from Kane Barrett. The defence did well in the first half and kept Fanad at bay, forcing them to pass over and back the 45 and forcing their …shots. At the other end Kane Barrett was unmarkable and scored some sublime points to keep edging the blue and navy in front. Bar a good save from Gavin McFadden late in the first half himself, Kieran Sheridan, Hayden Curran and Patrick Ferry never looked like conceding a goal throughout the game. Fanad eventually got off the mark as first half injury time approached to leave the score 1-5 to 0-1 at the break. The lads got off to a shaky start at the second half and conceded 3 unanswered points to bring Fanad back into the match. Ryan Mcmahon was superb at half back while Luke Trearty and Connor Gormley continued to dominate the midfield for the majority of the game. Adam Serrinha, Martin Doyle, Conor Mc Hugh and Cormac Toland continued to get on a lot of ball while Gavin Grier was always an outlet in the defence. It took substitute Ryan Spike Flood to get Na Galloglaighs first score of the second half with 8 minutes remaining, while half time sub Andreas Afxentiou also made a huge impact. Ronan Docherty exerted more and more influence on the game as it went on to keep the Fanad attack at bay and a final Kane Barrett score late on left the full time score 1-7 to 0-5 after a disciplined and controlled performance. The lads showed good character today to keep their discipline when at times it was tough to do so, and at the end of the day its the result that counts and the boys knew that. Next up for the lads is their final group game away to Termon on the 31st March.Team: Gavin McFadden, Hayden Curran, Kieran Sheridan, Patrick Ferry, Cormac Toland, Ronan Docherty, Ryan McMahon, Luke Trearty, Connor Gormley (0-1), Odhran Coll (1-0), Adam Serrinha, Connor McHugh, Gavin Grier (0-1), Kane Barrett (0-4), Marty Doyle. Subs: Andreas Afxentiou for Ferry (HT), Shane McNamee for Curran (40m), Ryan Spike Flood (0-1) for McHugh (50m), Owen Deely, Dermot Friel, Paddy Mc Carron, Peter Curran, James McCallum, Shane Mc Bride*U16s*CLG BnaG 4-13 Cloughaneely 1-3There were 5 games in Moyle Park the past 3 days, and the Club won all 5. After impressive victories from our Minors, Reserves and Senior Men and Ladies it was the turn of our under 16 side to cap a successful weekend for the club in their first game of this year’s league campaign. Cloughaneely were the visitors to Moyle Park on a beautiful day that promised good football and the lads certainly delivered. With the advantage of a small bre…eze they stormed into a lead with points shared between Connor Gormley, Ronan Docherty, Ryan Mcmahon and Conor Mc Hugh in the opening quarter. Na Galloglaigh were relentless in the opening half and with the midfield duo Gormally and in particular McMahon dominating in the kick outs further scores were added by Niall Trearty and Shane Mc Namee. Indeed the blues could have been home and dry in the first half only for the Cloughaneely goalkeeper making a number of fine stops after a tyrade of golden goalscoring opportunities. The visitors battled well and from a missed opportunity of goal by Na Galloglaigh seen the Falcarragh men work the ball to the other end of the field and register there first score. This was the instigator for a brief spell of fortune as a good attack forced a penalty which was cooly converted by the Cloughaneely number 8. Cloughaneely managed another score but the home side responded well with points from Ryan Toye and Gormally to leave the score 0-11 to 1-2 at half time. Although they possessed a six point lead at half time na nGalloglaigh were cautious going into the second as they lined up against the breeze however they continued to dominate the game and eventually got their goal, again after relentless pressure and good build up McHugh buried the ball low in right corner. Further goals were added by the fancy footwork of Shane Mc Namee and let’s just say an unorthodox attempt from substitute Jamie-Lee Blaney. Again further points were added by the impressive Mc Mahon and Mc Hugh and a goal from Toye who had been threatening throughout secured a fine win for new manager Aidan Cannon and Dean Boyce’s side. Man of the match performances all over the field for na Galloglaigh whilst Cloughaneely’s number 1 steals the plaudits for the away side. Next up is a home tie against local rivals Fanad.Team: Odhran Crossan, Conor Coll, Niall Ferry, Andreas Afxentiou, Peter Curran, Ronan Docherty(0-1), Oisin Doherty, Ryan Mc Mahon(0-3), Connor Gormally(0-3), Shane McNamee (1-1), Conor McHugh (1-2), Ryan Toye(1-2), Dane Dunworth, Niall Trearty(0-1), Daire Crossan, Subs: Jamie Lee Blaney(1-0) for Crossan, Gerard McAteer for Dunworth, Ross Trearty for Coll, Oisín Bradley for Afxentiou, Adrian Gallagher for Toye, Luke Serrinha for Oisin Doherty, Darragh Greene for Mc Namee.*2015 Membership*The 2015 membership rates were decided at Decembers AGM and are as follows:€200 – Database members (3 panels on weekly lotto). Entitled to 2 full adults and juvenile membership for all children up to 18yrs.€100 – Database members (1 panel on weekly lotto). Entitled to 2 full adults and juvenile membership for all children up to 18yrs.€70 – Family Membership. Entitled to 2 full adult membership and juvenile membership for all children up to 18yrs.€50 – Senior Ladies (Players). Entitled to one full adult membership.€40 – Adult membership. Entitled to one full adult membership.€30 – Juvenile membership.As well as full family membership database members are:– Entered into every draw every week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– Receive 11 weeks free entry to lotto drawMembership must be paid by St Patricks Day, 17th March 2015. The Club will only be able to source Donegal tickets for fully paid up members. Membership can be paid to any team manager or member of the Executive Committee, or very easily through our Team App on your mobile phone. This extremely useful app (Team App) can be downloaded from the app store. Complete your registration on download and search for CLG BnaG. Membership can be paid via the ‘Shop/Play Lotto’ option.*Training Schedules*Seniors – Tues & Thurs @ 7pm (Pitch)Senior Ladies – Mon & Wed @ 7pm, Sat @ 10am (Pitch)G4M&O – Mon @ 8.15pm (Pitch)Minors – Fri @ 8pm, Sun @ 10am (Pitch)U16s – Fridays @ 7pm (Pitch)U16 Ladies – Thurs @ 6pm (Pitch)U14 Ladies – Mon @ 5.15pm (Pitch)U12 Mixed – Wed @ 6pm (Convent Gym)U12 Girls – Fri @ 6pm (Pitch)U10s – Fri @ 7pm (Pitch)U8s – Fri @ 6pm (Pitch)*Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 3-4-14-24. 5 Match 3 get 15 Euro each, Kevin Coyle, Declan Black, Michael McBride, Aodh McCormack and Maureen McCormack. Don’t forget you can enter the lotto from the comfort of your own home by playing through our own FREE Club App. Usual rules apply, pick 4 numbers per box, €2 and €5 options available. Numbers must be entered before 10pm or else they roll over to the next week. Perfect way for our many supporters and exiles overseas who would like to continue to support their Club.*Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others*Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others has resumed training and will continue every Monday at 8.15pm. Open to all newcomers and past players who are over 18 and not currently playing competitive football. These trainings are fun orientated with the focus on learning the skills of the game and interacting with other women/mothers in the community and providing opportunity to be physically active.*Topaz Cash for Clubs Scheme*Club ID: 10187For any of our members or supporters who clock up a lot of miles Topaz have a ‘Cash for Clubs’ scheme. Collect a card at your local Topaz and each time you top up by €40 get it stamped. When you have your card completed hold on to them and hand them to Barry McNulty to be entered into the draw.*Underage Coaching*Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169*Lotto Sellers Required*The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Contact Us*For all information and queries contact MilfordDonegalGAA@Gmail.com, follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.clgbnag.com*CLG BnaG Club Gear*A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751GAA NEWS: MILFORD HOSTS UNDERAGE EASTER CAMP was last modified: March 31st, 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:Milford GAA noteslast_img read more

Smart phones could be used to detect earthquakes

first_imgThe cellphone in your pocket could soon save you from an earthquake. Researchers have shown that it is possible to use GPS data from smart phones to detect tremors, potentially providing an early warning system to those who have not yet been hit.”What’s really nice about this work is they are using sensors that people carry around anyway,” says geophysicist Kristine Larson of the University of Colorado, Boulder. “It could be very, very useful.”In the moments before an earthquake, a few extra seconds can mean the difference between life and death. With a little bit of warning, people can take shelter, nuclear power plants can take last-minute precautions, and natural gas utilities can shut down pipelines. Japan has an early warning system that relies on more than 1000 seismometers throughout the country, which saved lives during the magnitude-9 Tohoku earthquake that hit in 2011. A similar system exists in Mexico, and another is under study in California. But such systems are expensive and time-consuming to install and maintain, making cellphones an attractive alternative, especially for earthquake-prone countries in the developing world.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Previous studies of crowdsourcing earthquake early warning systems have relied on phones’ accelerometers, which estimate the phone’s movement, rather than GPS tracking, which locates the absolute position of the phone using satellites. Scientific GPS stations have already been used to detect earthquakes, but the new study found that even consumer devices with GPS could be useful for crowdsourcing warnings. And as more and more of our devices integrate GPS navigation, including vehicles, increasing amounts of data could boost the sensitivity of such efforts.To understand whether smart phones and other consumer devices could detect quakes with GPS at all, researchers tested the sensitivity of such devices. Cell phones typically use a coarser method of positioning than do the most sensitive scientific instruments, which take advantage of more information encoded in the GPS signal. The scientists studied the accuracy of cellphone GPS by shaking a phone and comparing its recorded displacements with a more accurate scientific device. And by monitoring the phone for movement while holding it stationary, they measured the chance for false alarms. The researchers determined that consumer GPS devices could detect earthquakes of magnitude 7 and above, allowing possible warnings for people located away from the epicenter of the most destructive quakes, they report today in Science Advances.Next, the researchers tested the concept using a computer simulation of a magnitude-7 earthquake near Oakland, California, on the Hayward fault, a likely spot for future tremors that runs through the San Francisco Bay Area. By simulating the typical response of cellphones to shaking, they estimated the signals in cellphones near the epicenter. In the researchers’ system, a quake “triggers” a phone if it and four neighboring devices all record simultaneous movements greater than 5 centimeters. To weed out coincidences, the system only issues an alert if more than 100 devices see such triggers. Assuming data from 0.2% of the population—less than 5000 people—the system was able to detect the simulated earthquake within 5 seconds, a speed that would have allowed a few seconds of warning before the strongest shaking began in San Francisco and 10 seconds before it began in San Jose, providing time for children to get under their desks and for trains to put on the breaks.The researchers then tested their system with real data from the Tohoku quake. The team used an array of 462 GPS stations spread across Japan to approximate the data that would come from cellphones. Although these scientific instruments are more precise than cellphones, they record lower quality data as well, which is similar to data from consumer devices. In this scenario, the researchers set the bar for detection so that the chances of a false alarm would be about one in 2 million. The system would have detected the earthquake 77 seconds after it began, which would have allowed a warning of about 10 seconds before the earthquake reached Tokyo. What’s more, it would have allowed several minutes’ warning before the accompanying tsunami. Although scientific detection systems might provide even faster warnings, these systems might be useful in places without warning systems.As technology advances and more devices integrate GPS tracking, the system will become more useful, says study author Benjamin Brooks, an earthquake scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, California. “It’s not really just about smart phones, it’s about all sorts of Internet-connected devices that have positioning associated with them. … We think the numbers are going to be so large that you could be very liberal with your criteria for using a specific device.” Detection with cellphones is difficult because users are constantly moving them around, but with enough data, the system could rely on devices that weren’t in motion before the quake, improving warning capabilities.However, computational earthquake seismologist Jesse Lawrence of Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, points out a few challenges to the approach. Using GPS drains phone batteries, so data collection might need to be restricted to times when phones are recharging, meaning that few phones will be operating during the day. And the software has to deal with phones behaving unpredictably during an earthquake, such as falling from a table onto the floor. Because of that, Lawrence says, “the way that they’ve done the simulations, I would argue, doesn’t really match real world.” But he is optimistic about the possibilities for this technology in the future. “It’s great research, and this is the first step.”last_img read more