Tottenham make history as they fail to sign anyone in the transfer window

first_img 1 gameday REVEALED How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Latest Premier League News Mauricio Pochettino has endured a frustrating summer in the transfer window Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes NEW ERA possible standings How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? silverware ALTERED center_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won smart causal How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? “It’s not about adding because it’s fashionable to sign players. It’s about if you really need them or not and then if you can get your target or not.“It’s true our targets are always the same level as Manchester United, Manchester City or Real Madrid but for different circumstances we can’t achieve that.“I am not worried, I am not sad, I am so happy. To keep our best players was our objective and goal and we have achieved that – at the moment, we will see what happens in the next 20 days in Europe.“If you can’t add a player that can improve your squad, the most important thing is to make sure you do not lose your best players and I think that was a great job from the club to keep the best players and the manager.”Pochettino does accept how the lack of activity might be viewed externally, but is happy with the club’s vision.“Of course it’s difficult to understand for people in football that Tottenham didn’t sign or sell players, but sometimes in football you need to behave differently,” he said.“If we are happy with our squad and cannot improve our squad, sometimes it’s better to keep our squad together.“There’s no reason to not trust in our squad and no reason not to believe in our club or believe in what we can do.“The most important thing is we’re so positive and of course we’re going to challenge for big things this season too.” Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Tottenham have made history – becoming the first Premier League club not to make a summer signing since the transfer window’s inception in 2003.Mauricio Pochettino failed to to add to his squad in the close season, with a deal for Jack Grealish failing to materialise on deadline day. Their failure to bring anyone in is the first time a Premier League club has not made a signing in the 15 years of the summer transfer window.It is at odds with boss Pochettino’s perceived wish, where he challenged the club to be “brave and take risks” at the end of last season.The tonic to that lack of transfer activity is that Spurs have been able to keep all of their top stars, with a number of them tied down to new deals.The window remains open to European clubs until the end of August, so there is still the possibility of players going out even after the English deadline passes.Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Mousa Dembele could still leave in the next few weeks, but Pochettino has been able to keep hold of the likes of Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Kieran Trippier.Alderweireld was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United but firm interest never materialised.“We have a very good squad, with very good players and it is very difficult to add players to that,” Pochettino added.“We didn’t sell players and with 25 players in the squad it is difficult to add players. possible xi Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener last_img read more

EAMON HARVEY’S TIR CHONAILL AC REPORT

first_imgTir Chonaill A.C. Notes Launch of Cara Bundoran Run 10 mile Challenge 2012 www.carabundoranrun.com Nearly six hundred runners/walkers completed the inaugural Cara Bundoran 10 Mile Challenge in 2011. The local organising committee led by Canice Nicholas and Paddy Donoghue have decided that the race should be even more successful in 2012 and have put a lot of behind the scenes work ensuring that Saturday 10th March 2012 will be a day to remember for all who complete the challenge.A comprehensive race web site – www.carabundoranrun.com supports the race with an online entry system, detailed preparation and training advice from SAF Fitness, plus numerous items of support for the fitness/athletic enthusiast. The race will have Chip Timing Mile Markers – Split Times given at Every MileWater StationsSouvenir Technical Fabric T-Shirt for ALL FINISHERSHigh Quality Goodie Bag for ALL FINISHERSCourse Accurately measured using the Jones MethodOver €2,000 in prize moneyYou are invited to the launch of the the Cara Bundoran 10 mile challenge on Wednesday 2nd November 2011 in the Bundoran Library at 7:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and refreshments will be served on the night. Dublin City Marathon Numerous club members will line up at the start of the Dublin City Marathon on Monday next. We wish all the best of luck in the 26 miles plus event and hope that their meticiolous preparations will help them achieve their time and finish goals –good luck to Sean, Vinny, Philomena, Sharon, Linda, Loretta, and  Maurice. Cross Country victoriesFintragh, Killybegs, was the venue on Sunday last for Part 1 of the Ulster/Northern Ireland C c/ships. The Under 18 Boys, 5k race, was the most exciting and contested event of the day. Tir Chonaill clubman Mark McGuiness did not go off with the hectic early pace. At halfway he had he had worked his way into a challenging position thirty metres behind leader Ben Brannagh, St Malachys. With 1k to go he and Mark Bonner, Finn Valley, were shoulder to shoulder with the Belfast lad still twenty metres ahead. As the final loop unwound the Dunkineely man gradually moved away from Bonner and began to slowly close the gap on the leader. As the race entered the final 100m McGuinness was still five metres behind Brannagh. Local support is always good and Mark responded and won by the narrowest of margins for what was an outstanding victory. Christopher Doherty 13th, Joe Morris,26th and James Morris 28th gave the club team a points total of 68pts for 4th place behind Finn Valley,37pts City of Derry,64pts and St Malachy’s 66ptsThe men’s club novice team of Richard McCarthy, Sean McManus, Oliver Thomas and Johnnie Ward also put in a very performance in a race that had over 84 finishers.All the results are here by clicking the following links: Results2011-EvenAgeXCKillybegs Novice Men Results2011-EvenAgeXCKillybegs Novice WomenResults2011-EvenAgeXCKillybegs U 14 GIrls Results2011-EvenAgeXCKillybegs U 16 Boys Copy of Results2011-EvenAgeXCKillybegs U 18 BoysCopy of Results2011-EvenAgeXCKillybegs U10 BoysResults2011-EvenAgeXCKillybegs U10 Girls Results2011-EvenAgeXCKillybegs U12 BoysResults2011-EvenAgeXCKillybegs U12 GirlsResults2011-EvenAgeXCKillybegs U14 BoysResults2011-EvenAgeXCKillybegs U16 GirlsResults2011-EvenAgeXCKillybegs U18 GirlsClub AGM –The club AGM,schedules for Fri 4th Novemeber has been cancelled due to a recent bereavement in the club.A new date will be published and notified to members shortly.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comEAMON HARVEY’S TIR CHONAILL AC REPORT was last modified: October 25th, 2011 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:TIR CHONAILL AC NOTESlast_img read more

England’s Fisher claims Tshwane Open

first_img “It’s been coming for some time, but the putting has just let me down a bit. This week I holed more putts than I have for a very long time. I’m excited for the rest of the year.” Van Tonder’s best Van Tonder achieved his best ever European Tour finish after closing with a six- under-par 66, while Hoey finished with a four-under-par 68. Fisher is up to 14th place in the Race to Dubai standings after his victory. Nedbank Challenge winner Thomas Bjorn occupies first place, followed by Sergio Garcia, Victor Dubuisson, and South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel.LEADERBOARDRoss Fisher (Eng) 268 (-20) 66, 65, 67, 70Danie van Tonder (RSA) 271 (-17) 66, 70, 69, 66Michael Hoey (NIR) 271 (-17) 69, 65, 69, 68Carlos Del Moral (Esp) 272 (-16) 68, 65, 71, 68Hennie Otto (RSA) 273 (-15) 71, 65, 69, 68Chris Wood (Eng) 275 (-13) 67, 68, 72, 68Darren Fichardt (RSA) 275 (-13) 66, 68, 71, 70Kevin Phelan (Ire) 275 (-13) 68, 69, 68, 70Merrick Bremner (RSA) 276 (-12) 69, 69, 67, 71Trevor Fisher jnr (RSA) 277 (-11) 65, 69, 71, 72Edoardo Molinari (Ita) 277 (-11) 70, 65, 70, 72Simon Dyson (Eng) 277 (-11) 65, 68, 71, 73 5 March 2014 Englishman Ross Fisher brought South Africa’s domination of European Tour events hosted in the country to an end when he captured the Tshwane Open at the Els Club at Copperleaf on Sunday. Fisher’s victory came after Dawie van der Walt (Nelson Mandela Championship), Louis Oosthuizen (Volvo Golf Champions), George Coetzee (Joburg Open) and Thomas Aiken (Africa Open) had won the four previous European Tour tournaments in South Africa. South African Sunshine Tour events The Tshwane Open, co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour, brought to a conclusion a record number of eight European Tour events hosted in South Africa on the 2013/14 schedule. Of the eight events played in the country since the season-opening South African Open in late November 2013, five were won by South Africans, the other winner being Charl Swartzel in the Alfred Dunhill Championship. The victory was Fisher’s fifth on the Tour and his fifth in a different country, following his wins in the KLM Open (The Netherlands) in 2007, the European Open in 2008 (England), the Volvo World Match Play Championship in 2009 (Spain), and the Irish Open in 2010 (Ireland).Winning total After leading by five shots heading into the final round, he finished on 20-under-par 268, after rounds of 66, 65, 67 and 70, three shots clear of South Africa’s Danie van Tonder and Northern Ireland’s Michael Hoey. “I would have liked to have had all four rounds in the 60s, but I’m really pleased to be getting the trophy,” Fisher told the Sunshine Tour after securing the title. “I knew I could win, given my third place in the Alfred Dunhill Championship and top 10 in the Joburg Open. I was playing very well, and everything about the way this week unfolded just felt right,” he added.last_img read more

Deciding on a Water Heater

first_imgAlso, PV systems also don’t have any moving parts to wear out or that require maintenance; freeze protection isn’t a concern; and pressure build-up from stagnation in full sun (if a pump fails or during a power outage) can’t occur. So PV systems are very attractive from a long-term durability standpoint.And if we’re generating our electricity from the sun why not use some of that electricity for water heating? That’s what we decided to do: install a PV system and heat our water with electricity. Electric water heatingSo if one goes with electric water heating, what are the options? There are three primary choices:Conventional storage-type electric water heater. This is an insulated tank that holds 30 to 80 gallons, typically, and includes either one or two electric-resistance heating elements. Better storage water heaters have more insulation, so less stand-by heat loss occurs.Tankless water heater. A tankless, sometimes called on-demand or instantaneous, water heater heats the water as it is used. This offers the advantage of eliminating the stand-by loss that occurs with storage water heaters. Whole-house tankless water heaters are most commonly gas-fired, but electric models are also available. The problem with the latter is that they require a huge amounts of electricity. An electric tankless water heater large enough to supply a shower and another use at the same time will require a 60-amp or larger circuit at 220 volts. If a lot of homeowners were to switch to whole-house electric tankless water heaters, it would put a huge burden on the utility companies that have to meet peak demand — particularly in the morning when a lot of people are showering. There are other issues with tankless water heaters that I’ve written about previously and won’t get into here.Heat-pump water heater. A heat-pump water heater extracts heat out of the air where the water heater is located (typically a basement) to heat the water. Because the electricity is used to move heat from one place to another instead of converting that electricity directly into heat (as with electric-resistance water heating), the energy yield per unit of electricity input is much greater.We measure that efficiency as the “coefficient of performance” or COP — a COP of 1.0 is, in essence, 100% efficient at converting electricity at your site into heat. Most heat-pump water heaters have COPs of 2 to 3, meaning that for every unit of energy consumed (as electricity), at least two units of energy (as heat) are generated.(Note that if we consider “primary” or “source” energy instead of site energy, energy losses during power generation reduce that effective COP considerably.) As we build more energy-efficient houses, particularly when we go to extremes with insulation and air tightness, as with Passivhaus projects, water heating becomes a larger and larger share of overall energy consumption. In fact, with some of these ultra-efficient homes, annual energy use for water heating now exceeds that for space heating — even in cold climates.So, it makes increasing sense to focus a lot of attention on water heating. What are the options, and what makes the most sense when we’re trying to create a highly energy-efficient house? Alex is founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and executive editor of Environmental Building News. In 2012 he founded the Resilient Design Institute. To keep up with Alex’s latest articles and musings, you can sign up for his Twitter feed. Choosing a heat-pump water heaterA heat-pump water heater is what we decided on for our house. We installed a 50-gallon GE GeoSpring model and, so far, we’re very happy with it. The GeoSpring is currently available only in a 50-gallon size, though rumors suggest that a larger 80-gallon model could be introduced. Because water heaters operating in heat pump mode take a long time to heat water, larger tanks typically make sense. If our two daughters were still in the house, a larger heat-pump water heater would have been more important.One of the factors that attracted us to the GeoSpring is that it’s now being made in the U.S. GE had made its first-generation GeoSpring in Mexico, but moved that production to the U.S. two years ago.The GeoSpring doesn’t have the highest performance of any heat-pump water heater on the market; Stiebel Eltron’s 80-gallon Accelera holds that distinction, but the GeoSpring costs a third as much as the German-made Stiebel Eltron. It’s also quieter.In next week’s blog, I’ll say a little more about heat-pump water heaters, including some issues with placement and implications of the fact that heat-pump water heaters cool off the space where they are located — depending on the season, that can be an advantage or disadvantage.Understanding heat-pump water heaters is important, as they will soon become the standard at least for larger electric water heaters — based on efficiency standards that take effect in mid-April 2015. By the way, Eli Gould (the designer-builder of our home) and I will be leading a half-day workshop at the NESEA Building Energy Conference in Boston on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. In this workshop, “What Would the Founder of Environmental Building News Do? Adventures on the Cutting Edge of Green Building,” we’ll be reviewing product and technology choices, describing lessons learned, presenting data on performance, and discussing, in a highly interactive format, some outcomes from this project that can be applied much more affordably in deep-energy retrofits. This should be informative and a lot of fun. I’ll also be presenting in the main conference, March 5-6, on “Metrics of Resilience.”  Registration information can be found here. Solar-electric vs. solar-thermal water heatingIf we had built our new house three or four years ago, I suspect that solar water heating would have been included — or at least very seriously considered. But as costs of solar-electric (photovoltaic or PV) systems have dropped in recent years, more and more energy experts are recommending electric water heating, rather than solar thermal, and using PV modules to generate the electricity — so it’s still solar water heating, but not as direct.That’s what we have done at our new place. We realized in our planning that we had a great location for PV modules on our barn roof, but we didn’t have a good rooftop location for solar panels on the house. PV panels can be located farther away from where the energy is being used than can solar-thermal panels, because electrons can be easily moved fairly long distances through electrical cables, while piping runs for solar-thermal systems have to be much shorter. RELATED ARTICLES Solar Thermal is DeadHeat-Pump Water Heaters Come of AgeHeat-Pump Water HeatersGetting Into Hot Water — Part 4GBA Product Guide: Heat-Pump Water HeatersAll About Water Heaterslast_img read more

IFFI 2018: ‘Institutionalise Q&A session with the audience after every movie screening’

first_imgQuoting Alfred Hitchcock, Mr. Veit Helmer, Director of the German film ‘The Bra’ said on Saturday that cinema should be about visual storytelling and that dialogue spoils the visual elements in that narration. The directors of the films in the World Panorama section of 49th IFFI-2018 — The Bra, A Sacred Gaucho, Phoenix, Autsajder and Nervous Translation were talking to the media at the media centre on Saturday. “There is no need to think how one can talk to a universal audience. If you talk about something very personal, then everybody in the world will understand”, Mr. Helmer further said, adding,The communication with the audience is very important and it would be great to institutionalise a Q&A session with the audience after every movie screening”.He also enquired about the possibilities of films from diverse places like Latin America and Europe getting commercially released in India.Mr. Joaquin Pedretti, Director of ‘A Sacred Gaucho’(Argentina-Spanish film), said that his film is based on a popular hero who represents the poor people. He elaborated that the film has been given its particular structure based on its narrative. “It is so important for us to have the world premiere in IFFI because it is based on the symbolic tradition of India and Argentina, as we have the same type of archetypes”, he said.Narrating the characteristics of her film, Camilla Strom Henriksen, Norwegian director of “Phoenix”, said that it is a dark quiet film for grownups, children being the film’s main characters. It is about children who are forced to assume the responsibility as adults because the parents fail to do so. She pointed out that the theme of the film would resonate with many people even though the circumstances can be very different. Replying to a question on how to make a film that can connect to each and every person, she said that if the filmmaker is specific about what she does, she will reach the audience she is meant to reach.Adam Sikora, Director of Autsajder(Poland) said that his movie is about a very difficult time in Poland. It’s the story of a young man in 1980s and how he faces these problems. Ms. Dennese Victoria, Cinematographer of ‘Nervous translation’ said that it takes a while for the audience to adjust to a film’s language to understand what the film offers to you.last_img read more

Nothing for common man in govt’s Lokpal draft: Team Anna

first_imgAnti-corruption activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday demanded that the entire government machinery be brought under the proposed Lokpal Bill to protect people from corruption.Hazare said that while the government was reluctant to bring its entire machinery under Lokpal, it had brought 4.5 lakh NGOs under it.”Not all NGOs are clean, but can anyone deny that the NGOs have done work that even the government wasn’t able to?” he asked.Hazare termed corruption as worse than terrorism emanating from Pakistan and accused the UPA government of being insincere in fighting it.”The RTI Act has helped exposed scandals, such as the Adarsh and CWG scams. But the guilty haven’t been sent to jail. An effective Lokpal Bill is needed to ensure that.”Hazare also demanded that the CBI be brought under the purview of Lokpal to effectively fight corruption.”The CBI isn’t able to book the guilty as it’s under the government’s control,” Hazare said a day after unsuccessful final negotiations between the government and civil society representatives of the Lokpal Bill drafting committee.”As the government has gone on its promises, we are ready for the second freedom movement,” said Hazare, who has announced a fast-unto-death from August 16 at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar over the Lokpal bill.”What we are proposing is not a parallel government,” Hazare said, adding, his next movement would draw a bigger support across India than witnessed on April 5, when he went on a fast over the issue of the anti-corruption ombudsman.On Tuesday, after the last round of meeting, Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal had said Team Anna wanted to run a “parallel government”.advertisementThe two sides came up with their own versions of the Lokpal Bill draft and Hazare vowed to go ahead with his anti-corruption stir beginning from August 16.Activist Kiran Bedi called the government’s draft of the Lokpal Bill a “hoax”. “There is nothing for the common man in it,” she said.For more News, click here.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

Sporadic incidents of violence reported in districts after counting

first_imgKolkata: Sporadic incidents of violence were reported from various districts soon after the counting of votes started and the BJP put up a fairly good result on Thursday.Trinamool Congress and BJP activists blamed each others for triggering the violence. In some places the BJP accused Trinamool Congress workers of hurling bombs while some TMC activists alleged BJP for capturing their party office. Clashes broke out in various parts of Ranaghat Lok Sabha constituency after election results started pouring in. A BJP worker in the Bagula area identified as Kanu Biswas received serious injuries. He was taken to Krishnanagar hospital. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataTwo persons were injured when the miscreants hurled bombs at ward number 3 in Cooch Behar’s Tufangunj. It was learnt that bombs were hurled during a clash that broke out in the region on Thursday afternoon as the election results kept coming in. The local police administration is yet to confirm who were involved behind hurling of bombs. Tension broke out between at Ayush gram of East Burdwan. A party office of Trinamool Congress was ransacked allegedly by the BJP workers. The party office was later set on fire. The local Trinamool Congress leaders alleged that the BJP workers led the attack. After being informed the police reached the spot and brought the situation under control. They dispersed the mob. A probe has been initiated in this regard. A clash took place outside a counting station under Burdwan-Durgapur constituency. A chaos broke out as the supporters of both the rival parties engaged in heated altercation. A scuffle broke out turning the situation more volatile. The police personnel deployed in the area soon brought the situation under control. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateTension also ran high outside a counting station in Howrah’s Shibpur. A scuffle broke out between the BJP and TMC supporters. The police had to lathi-charge to control the situation. A huge contingent of police rushed to the spot to check a further escalation. Some BJP workers were allegedly beaten up by TMC men when the former somehow came in the way of TMC activists who were smearing each other’s faces with colours. A BJP activist had received injuries in his head. Some others were reportedly injured during the incident.last_img read more