Eddie Brennan hits out at Fitzgibbon Cup scheduling as Laois players face five games in 15 days

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleRecipe of the week: Wholesome chickpea and spinach dishNext articleFr Paddy: Helpful tips to overcome Blue Monday Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. Council Twitter Laois manager Eddie Brennan Laois hurling manager Eddie Brennan has hit out at the scheduling of the third level Fitzgibbon Cup competition which could see some of his players five games in 15 days.The competition gets underway today with the first round of group games and Brennan has nine of his panel involved.Enda Rowland, Ryan Mullaney, Sean Downey, Stephen Bergin, Mark Dowling, Andrew Mortimer and Eoin Gaughan are all with IT Carlow while Daniel Comerford is involved with NUI Maynooth and John Lennon is with champions University of Limerick.There are also group games this coming Wednesday and Thursday with the final round of games on Wednesday/Thursday, January 30/31.Laois face a very tricky start to their Allianz Hurling League Division 1B campaign as they travel to play Galway on Sunday next January 27, before then hosting Waterford six days later on Saturday, February 2.“It’s huge thing to face into,” said Brennan after the recent Walsh Cup loss to Dublin.“Galway and Waterford to face into within a six-day period – and inside in the middle of that you have three rounds of Fitzgibbon.“I’d love to know who the guys are who are talking player welfare. It’s mad when you look at it. First thing that jumped out at me when I saw the Fitzgibbon draws th.“Potentially Fitzgibbon players, if they play Fitzgibbon and if they play with their senior county team, they’re looking at playing five full-tilt, full-belt matches in a 15-day period and I don’t know where that sits in with player welfare.“There’s very little any management team can do. I’m not waving a white flag here – that’s the reality of it and we have to get on with it.“When you put it in to there and say that is the end of January/February and you could go along to play four matches in May and June and have no more matches for the rest of the summer. That doesn’t seem common sense to me.“But we have to get on with it. We have Galway and Waterford in a six-day period. Hopefully we can keep our players fit and get performances in both those matches.”Brennan’s comments have been mirrored by those of Dublin boss Mattie Kenny.He has 24 players involved in the Fitzgibbon Cup with the Round 2 Fitzgibbon Cup game just 48 hours before their first league game against Carlow.“That’s three games in six days,” he said recently. “So the planners, this scheduling that GAA is talking about, is gone horribly wrong again.”SEE ALSO – Laois players involved with four different colleges in this year’s Fitzgibbon Cup Home Sport GAA Eddie Brennan hits out at Fitzgibbon Cup scheduling as Laois players face… SportGAAHurling RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSAllianz Hurling League Division 1BEddie BrennanFitzgibbon CupLaois senior hurlers By Steven Miller – 19th January 2019 Eddie Brennan hits out at Fitzgibbon Cup scheduling as Laois players face five games in 15 days Pinterest Twitter Community Facebook Community Facebook Pinterest Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic yearlast_img read more

JBDC Commended for Assisting MSMEs

first_imgJBDC Commended for Assisting MSMEs UncategorizedDecember 7, 2008 RelatedJBDC Commended for Assisting MSMEs RelatedJBDC Commended for Assisting MSMEs Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Michael Stern has commended the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), for its role in creating promotional opportunities for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).Speaking at the launch of the JBDC’s Christmas fair, Kumba Mi Yabba, on December 3, the State Minister lauded the Corporation for “creatively embracing the spirit of the Jamaican Christmas traditions, by providing a welcome opportunity for MSMEs to showcase and market their products.”He noted that this year’s staging of Kumba Mi Yabba assumes even greater significance, with the continuing threat posed by the international financial meltdown and prospects of a slowdown in economic activities here in Jamaica.Kumba Mi Yabba, Minister Stern highlighted, “is a creative and effective medium for the involvement of MSMEs in the spirited commercial atmosphere that the Christmas season presents.”He added that participation in such activities would provide the sector with the energy and motivation required to drive success and profitability.The State Minister pointed out that Kumba Mi Yabba, “harmonises with the Government’s commitment to promote the sector as a crucial part of our strategy to build the economy, generate employment, alleviate poverty and empower our people.”“We recognise that micro and small enterprises are crucial to economic development, because of their role in the production and distribution of goods and services and in enhancement of innovation, productivity and economic competitiveness,” Mr. Stern said.He pointed out that the JBDC continuously facilitates the sustainable development of the MSMEs in Jamaica, by assisting clients, especially start-up businesses, to make efficient links with both Government and private sector agencies, while providing expert guidance in the process of entrepreneurship.Kumba Mi Yabba will be held at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in Kingston, from December 19 to 21.The JBDC led event provides a platform for local producers and manufacturers of innovative and indigenous products and services to showcase their merchandise. Additionally, the show provides the medium for entrepreneurs to access a wider market, both locally and overseas. RelatedJBDC Commended for Assisting MSMEslast_img read more

Gen X drivers use phones while driving more often than younger drivers: survey

first_img advertisement Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 People know distracted driving is dangerous, but continue to do it anyway. RELATED TAGSVolvoNews PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Compared to the numbers reported by respondents as a whole, that demographic admits they’ll use their phone “whether they are at a stoplight (95%, compared to 90% overall), driving alone (87%, compared to 80%) or driving with a passenger (75%, compared to 66%),” says the survey.“Even more surprising, the situation in which parents are most likely to surpass the general public in using their phones while driving is when they have their kids in the car (62%, compared to 38% overall).”If they had to point the blame, though, the problem’s not them, it’s you. A full 92 per cent suggested other drivers engage in social media while behind the wheel, while only 23 per cent said they do so themselves. Instead, what the majority confessed to was using their phones to dial and talk (74% and 93%, respectively), though a solid half of them admitted to sending texts (60%, actually) and checking notifications (56%). The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending in Canada Generation X’ers and Millenials are more likely to use their phone while driving than kids in Generation Z, according to the results of a new survey commissioned by Volvo.More than 80 per cent of respondents from those two cohorts – the report didn’t define them, but Gen X roughly includes those aged 38 through 53; Millennials those aged 22 through 37 – admitted to some cell phone use while driving, versus just about 71 per cent of those under 22 years old.That number is about on par with the cell phone use reported by Young Baby Boomers, and well below the numbers reported by parents of children under 18, who are among the most frequent users of devices while driving. See More Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The results were collected via a survey of 2.035 U.S. adults administered online this past June. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more