Is Anybody Watching My Do-Gooding?

first_imgSlate: Hero means everything and nothing. It encompasses the firefighters who rushed into the burning twin towers, long-distance runners who compete through chronic disease, and the wag on Twitter who makes a point you agree with. The highly specific, armor-bright figure of classical myth has grown a thousand faces. We still want him around (DC Comics recently announced 10 new superhero films to unspool over the next six years, including one about a her: Wonder Woman), but his omnipresence makes him easy to mock. Part of our ambivalence may also stem from the suspicion that his noble deeds are not as selfless as they seem, motivated instead by a thirst for attention, rational egotism, or even masochism.…The volunteers—and a computer algorithm, for safesies—analyzed the medal winners’ statements for evidence of careful thought, or of unpremeditated action. Overwhelmingly, they found that day-savers rescue first and reflect second. As Christine Marty, a 21-year-old student who wrested a trapped senior citizen from her car during a flash flood, said, “I’m thankful I was able to act and not think about it.” Study author David Rand noted that people playing economic games are similarly less likely to share resources when they ruminate about their moves, but more generous when they don’t take time to consider strategy. Perhaps human nature is reflexively pure and kind (and corrupted by our hyper-rational, transactional society)—or perhaps, as Rand speculated, cooperation becomes an intuitive habit only after we see it paying off. (Quoth Zazu: Cheetahs never prosper.)…One study, by researchers at Georgetown University, implies that the world’s givers and helpers simply possess more empathy. Psychologist Abigail Marsh and her team recruited 19 people who had donated their kidneys to total strangers, and 20 people who had not. They flashed images of fearful, upset, or angry human faces at the volunteers while recording their brain activity with an fMRI machine. The donors and the control group generated similar scans, except for two details: In donors, the right amygdala, which governs emotional response, was 8 percent larger, and it showed enhanced activity. Previous tests had already revealed the opposite finding for psychopaths. These empathy-impaired subjects had amygdalae that fired less when distressed faces were presented. Though fMRI studies are in their infancy, this one implied that altruists just give more shits than do the rest of us.Read the whole story: Slate More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Doug Schlueter Of I-CAR Named To National Auto Body Council Board Of Directors

first_imgLSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  Doug Schlueter, national MSO manager at I-CAR, is the newest elected member of the National Auto Body Council (NABC) board of directors.  AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementNABC is a not-for-profit organization committed to the goal of improving the image of all dedicated collision industry professionals, while ensuring the industry is recognized as essential in serving the community.Schlueter has been at I-CAR for seven years. He started as the South central regional manager then moved into the national MSO manager role six years ago. Schlueter has more than 25 years of experience in the industry and has held sales and management leadership positions with Enterprise, Hertz, Insurance Auto Auctions and Copart. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Texas and lives in Overland Park, Kansas.Nick Notte, I-CAR director of business development, is a past-chairman of NABC and serves on the executive committee. Brandon Eckenrode, director of development of the Collision Repair Education Foundation, also serves on the NABC board of directors.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

Terry Crews’ sexual assault case is rejected

first_imgABC/Paula Lobo(LOS ANGELES) — Prosecutors have decided not to file charges in Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews’ sexual assault case against Hollywood agent Adam Venit, ruling the case is not a felony.The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office says in a document obtained by Variety that it rejected the filing because Venit “didn’t make contact” with Crews’ skin when he grabbed his genitals, adding, “there was no restraint involved.”The case was sent to the L.A. City Attorney for possible misdemeanor prosecution, but was also rejected, due the statute of limitations, which is one year for a misdemeanor.Crews reported the incident to the Los Angeles Police Department back in November, alleging that Venit had grabbed his crotch at an industry party at Hutchinson restaurant in February 2016.Crews is also pursuing a civil case against Venit.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Berry bags the Star award

first_imgBy Mark GullickSTAR Cranbourne midfielder Justin Berry capped a consistently brilliant year with the Star News Group MVP award. During…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Strike a pose at the Galway Races with the launch of ‘the g Hotel…

first_imgToday marks the launch of ‘the g Hotel Best Dressed Lady’ and ‘the g Hotel Best Hat’ which take place at the Galway Races Summer Festival on Ladies Day, Thursday 3rd August. The g Hotel Best Dressed competition is one of the most stylish events in the Irish social calendar and the lure of prizes worth €12,000 draws the fashion elite from both Ireland and overseas. Following the success of their inaugural sponsorship, General Manager Triona Barrett will be up-ing the ante as she searches for original style in keeping with the very ethos of the g Hotel & Spa. Joining Triona will be TV star, Aoibhín Garrihy whose family hail from across Galway Bay, Irish radio and television personality, Baz Ashmawy and fashion editor Bairbre Power – each bringing a unique perspective to the g Hotel Best Dressed.Taking part in the g Hotel Best Dressed Lady and the g Hotel Best Hat is a very different experience than at other racecourses. Contestants do not enter in advance which gives every lady an equal opportunity to put their best look forward whether style guru or budding fashionista. Ladies Day starts early with gates open from 11am and the judges begin style spotting from 11.30am noting originality, flair and poise. Twenty finalists will be invited to present themselves at the g Hotel Best Dressed Marquee to meet each of the judges in person.“the g Hotel & Spa Best Dressed is widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious style competitions in Ireland and the UK. With our Irish ladies leading the prize hoard so far this year, we are looking forward bringing the luxury lifestyle of the g to Ballybrit on Thursday 3rd August. It is already promising to be a very glamorous day out and our judging team will have many difficult choices to make” says Triona Barrett, manager of the g Hotel & Spa.For more information on the g Hotel Best Dressed events see http://www.theghotel.ie/best-dressed-lady-galway-races.html . Join the conversation by using the official hashtag of #gHotelBestDressed #GalwayRaces and be in with a chance to win a stay at the fabulous five star g Hotel & Spa. The world renowned design hotel has won many accolades since opening in 2005 and has placed Galway firmly on the international style stage thanks to design director Philip Treacy. It is a popular venue for pre and post racing hospitality and their partnership with the Galway Races has raised the fashion stakes inspiring both young and old to make an impressive style statement whilst at the track.center_img print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Galway GAA Fixtures

first_imgUnder 12 Group 1, Venue: Carnmore GAA Club, (Round3), Carnmore V St Mary’s GAA Athenry 18:30, Ref: Ronan Stankard Under 12 Hurling Group 7, Venue: Carnmore GAA Club,(Round 3), Carnmore V St Mary’s GAA Athenry 19:30, Ref: Ronan Stankard Under 14 B Hurling Shield, Venue: Kilbeacanty, (SemiFinal 1), Michael Cusacks V Killimordaly 18:45, Ref: Tom McNicholas Under 14 B1 Hurling Shield, Venue: Ballygar GAA Pitch, (Semi Final 1), Ballygar V Killimor 18:45, Ref: Seamus Goldrick U12 Hurling Group 5, Venue: TBC, (Round 4), Castlebar Mitchels Hurling V Athleague\Tremane 19:30, Ref: TBC U-13 Group 2, Venue: Westside, (Round 2), StMichael’s V An Cheathrú Rua 19:00, Ref: Brendan Crowe Thu 06 Jun Under 12 Group 1, Venue: Craughwell, (Round 3),Craughwell GAA Club V Oranmore-Maree 18:30, Ref: John McDonagh Under 12 hurling Group 3, Venue: Leitrim CommunityCentre, (Round 4), Kilnadeema-Leitrim V Tommy Larkins 19:00, Ref: Derek Kelly Under 12 Hurling Group 7, Venue: Craughwell, (Round3), Craughwell GAA Club V Oranmore-Maree 19:30, Ref: John McDonagh Under 14 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Duggan Park, (Semi Final 1), Loughrea V Ballinderreen 19:30, Ref: Liam Gordon Under 14 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Duggan Park, (Semi Final 2), Ahascragh/Fohenagh V Pádraig Pearses 18:30, Ref: Seamus Goldrick Division 2 Hurling League, Venue: Padraig Pearses GAA Ground, (Round 3), Pádraig Pearses V Clarinbridge 19:30, Ref: Gerry Donoghue Fri 07 Jun U12 hurling Group 2, Venue: Gort GAA Grounds, (Round4), Gort V Portumna 19:00, Ref: Fergal Bermingham Bon Secours Division 1 Football League, Venue:Caherlistrane, (Round 7), Caherlistrane V Tuam Stars 19:30, Ref: MartinFlaherty Division 2 Hurling League, Venue: Oranmore-Maree, (Round 3), Oranmore-Maree V Ardrahan 19:00, Ref: Richard McNicholas Division 2 Hurling League, Venue: Beagh, (Round 3), Beagh V Killimordaly 19:30, Ref: John McDonagh Under 12 hurling group 8, Venue: Turloughmore, (Round 4), Turloughmore V Sylane 18:15, Ref: Shane Hynes Under 12 hurling group 8, Venue: Turloughmore, (Round 4), Turloughmore V St Mary’s GAA Athenry 19:15, Ref: Shane Hynes Division 5 League (North), Venue: Headford, (Round 5), Headford V Milltown 20:00, Ref: Gerald Anthony Lohan Division 5 League (West), Venue: The Prairie, (Round 6), Salthill-Knocknacarra V Claregalway 20:00, Ref: Ger Cahill Division 5 League (West), Venue: Maigh Cuilinn, (Round 6), Moycullen V St. James 20:00, Ref: Mairtin O Mainin Division 6 League (North), Venue: Athenry, (Round 5), St Mary’s GAA Athenry V Glinsk 20:00, Ref: Pat Hansberry Division 6 League (North), Venue: Ballymacward, (Round 5), Pádraig Pearses V Caltra 20:00, Ref: Martin Gavin Division 6 League (North), Venue: Kilconly, (Round 5), Kilconly V Dunmore MacHales 20:00, Ref: John Devlin Division 6 League (West), Venue: An Spideal, (Round 6), An Spidéal V Naomh Anna, Leitir Mir 20:00, Ref: Frank Kinneen Division 6 League (West), Venue: Indreabhán, (Round 6), Micheál Breathnach V Oughterard 20:00, Ref: Pádraig MacDonnacha Division 6 League (West), Venue: Páirc an Chathánaigh, (Round 6), An Cheathrú Rua V Oranmore-Maree 20:00, Ref: Brenadan Kinneavy Division 7 League (North), Venue: Ballygar, (Round 5), St Brendan’s V Tuam Stars 20:00, Ref: Sean Lyons Division 7 League (North), Venue: Caherlistrane, (Round 5), Caherlistrane V Menlough 20:00, Ref: Teddy Kerin Division 7 League (North), Venue: Williamstown, (Round 5), Williamstown V Cortoon Shamrocks 20:00, Ref: P.J. Rabbitte Division 7 League (North), Venue: Barnaderg , (Round 5), Killererin V Loughrea Gaelic Football 20:00, Ref: Thomas Murphy Division 8 League (West), Venue: Killannin, (Round4), Killannin V Gaeil na Gaillimhe 20:00, Ref: Mairtin MacDonnacha Division 8A League (North), Venue: Corofin, (Round3), Corofin V Claregalway 20:00, Ref: Padraic Kelly Division 8B League (North), Venue: Kilconnell, (Round 3), St Gabriel’s V Glenamaddy 20:00, Ref: Martin Flaherty Division 8B League (North), Venue: Mountbellew, (Round 3), Mountbellew/Moylough V Kiltormer 20:00, Ref: John Cahill Sat 08 Jun U12 hurling Group 2, Venue: Kinvara, (Round 4),Kinvara V Moycullen 15:00, Ref: Ollie Flanagan Under 12 Group 1, Venue: Athenry, (Round 4), St Mary’s GAA Athenry V Clarinbridge 11:00, Ref: Peter Murphy Under 12 Group 1, Venue: Castlegar Pitch, (Round 4), Castlegar V Craughwell GAA Club 11:00, Ref: Sean Byrne Under 12 Group 1, Venue: Oranmore-Maree, (Round 4), Oranmore-Maree V Sarsfields 11:00, Ref: Ger O’Connor Under 12 hurling Group 3, Venue: Sylane, (Round 4), Sylane V Killimordaly 11:00, Ref: Richard McNicholas Under 12 hurling Group 3, Venue: Ballinasloe, (Round 4), Ballinasloe V Rahoon-Newcastle 11:00, Ref: Vincent Burke Under 12 hurling Group 3, Venue: Salthill-Knocknacarra, (Round 4), Salthill-Knocknacarra V Liam Mellows 11:00, Ref: Liam Conghaile Under 12 Hurling Group 4, Venue: Padraig Pearses GAA Ground, (Round 4), Pádraig Pearses V Ballinderreen 11:00, Ref: Gerry Hurley Under 12 Hurling Group 4, Venue: Ballygar GAA Pitch, (Round 4), Ballygar V St Thomas 11:00, Ref: Mike Tarpey Under 12 Hurling Group 4, Venue: Cregg, (Round 4), Annaghdown V Skehana-Mountbellew/Moylough 11:00, Ref: Adrian Mooney Under 12 Hurling Group 7, Venue: Athenry, (Round 4), St Mary’s GAA Athenry V Clarinbridge 12:00, Ref: Peter Murphy Under 12 Hurling Group 7, Venue: Castlegar Pitch, (Round 4), Castlegar V Craughwell GAA Club 12:00, Ref: Sean Byrne Under 12 Hurling Group 7, Venue: Oranmore-Maree, (Round 4), Oranmore-Maree V Sarsfields 12:00, Ref: Ger O’Connor Bon Secours Division 1 Football League, Venue: Mountbellew, (Round 7), Mountbellew/Moylough V Salthill-Knocknacarra 19:00, Ref: Thomas MurphyBon Secours Division 2 Football League, Venue: InisMr, (Round 7), Oileáin Arann V Claregalway 13:00, Ref: Austin O’Connell Division 2 Hurling League, Venue: AhascraghSportsfield, (Round 3), Ahascragh/Fohenagh V Mullagh 18:00, Ref: Peter CampbellU12 Hurling Group 5, Venue: Killimor, (Round 4), Killimor V Ahascragh/Fohenagh 11:00, Ref: Brian Keon U12 Hurling Group 5, Venue: Abbeyknockmoy, (Round 4), Abbeyknockmoy V Roscommon Gaels 11:00, Ref: Tomas Lally Under 12 hurling Group 6, Venue: Woodmount, (Round 4), Pádraig Pearses V Four Roads 11:00, Ref: Derek Moloney Under 12 hurling Group 6, Venue: Meelick-Eyrecourt, (Round 4), Meelick-Eyrecourt V An Spidéal 11:00, Ref: Liam Gordon Under 12 hurling Group 6, Venue: TBC, (Round 4), Tuam V Mullagh/Kiltormer 11:00, Ref: TBC Under 12 hurling group 8, Venue: Páirc Maigh Cuilinn, (Round 4), Moycullen V Kinvara 11:00, Ref: David Earls Under 12 hurling group 8, Venue: Salthill-Knocknacarra, (Round 4), Salthill-Knocknacarra V Oranmore-Maree 11:00, Ref: Liam Conghaile Junior C1 Hurling Championship Group 3, Venue:Fohenagh Sportsfield, (Round 3), Ahascragh/Fohenagh V Kilnadeema-Leitrim 19:15,Ref: Gerry Hurley Division 5 League (North), Venue: Clonberne, (Round5), Kilkerrin-Clonberne V St Mary’s GAA Athenry 19:00, Ref: Tom Ryder Division 5 League (West), Venue: Killannin, (Round 6), Killannin V Na Piarsaigh 19:00, Ref: Liam Conghaile Division 5 League (West), Venue: Páirc an Chathánaigh, (Round 6), An Cheathrú Rua V Barna 19:00, Ref: Noel Gorham Division 6 League (North), Venue: Monivea, (Round5), Monivea-Abbey V Tuam Stars 19:00, Ref: Martin Collins Division 7 League (West), Venue: Indreabhán, (Round1), Micheál Breathnach V Clifden 17:00, Ref: Frank Kinneen Division 8 League (West), Venue: Clonbur, (Round 4), An Fhairche – Clonbur V Naomh Anna, Leitir Mór 19:00, Ref: Mairtín O Curraoin (coilím) Division 8 League (West), Venue: Crestwood, (Round 4), Fr Griffins/Eire Og V Renvyle 19:00, Ref: Alan Carr Division 8A League (North), Venue: Milltown, (Round3), Milltown V Annaghdown 19:00, Ref: Charlie Ward Junior Hurling League, Venue: Kenny Park, (Semi-Final), Craughwell GAA Club V Killimordaly 17:00, Ref: Paul Fahy Junior Hurling League, Venue: Kenny Park, (Semi-Final), Liam Mellows V St Mary’s GAA Athenry 18:30, Ref: Michael Conway Sun 09 Jun Bon Secours Division 1 Football League, Venue: Cregg, (Round 7), Annaghdown V Corofin 14:00, Ref: Muiris Mac Gearailt Bon Secours Division 1 Football League, Venue: Westside, (Round 7), St Michael’s V Killannin 14:00, Ref: Richard McNicholas Bon Secours Division 2 Football League, Venue: Páirc an Chathánaigh, (Round 7), An Cheathrú Rua V Barna 14:00, Ref: Mairtin O Mainin Bon Secours Division 2 Football League, Venue: Maigh Cuilinn, (Round 7), Moycullen V Cortoon Shamrocks 14:00, Ref: Gearoid O Conamha Bon Secours Division 2 Football League, Venue: Oughterard, (Round 7), Oughterard V St. James 14:00, Ref: Mairtin Gríofa Bon Secours Division 2 Football League, Venue: Oranmore, (Round 7), Oranmore-Maree V Kilconly 14:00, Ref: Anthony Coyne Bon Secours Division 3 Football League, Venue: Leitir Mór, (Round 7), Naomh Anna, Leitir Mór V Headford 14:00, Ref: Christopher Ryan Bon Secours Division 3 Football League, Venue: Monivea, (Round 7), Monivea-Abbey V Kilkerrin-Clonberne 14:00, Ref: Noel Dempsey Bon Secours Division 3 Football League, Venue: Dunmore, (Round 7), Dunmore MacHales V Menlough 14:00, Ref: P.J. Rabbitte Bon Secours Division 3 Football League, Venue: Barnaderg , (Round 7), Killererin V An Fhairche – Clonbur 14:00, Ref: Ronan McNulty Bon Secours Division 4 Football League, Venue: Mountbellew, (Round 7), Mountbellew/Moylough V Clifden 14:00, Ref: Gerry Daly Bon Secours Division 4 Football League, Venue: Caltra, (Round 7), Caltra V Williamstown 14:00, Ref: Martin Collins Bon Secours Division 4 Football League, Venue: Glenamaddy, (Round 7), Glenamaddy V St Gabriel’s 14:00, Ref: Tony Keating Bon Secours Division 4 Football League, Venue: Letterfrack, (Round 7), Renvyle V St Brendan’s 14:00, Ref: Pádraig MacDonnacha Bon Secours Division 4 Football League, Venue: Crestwood, (Round 7), Fr Griffins/Eire Og V Carna Cashel GAA 14:00, Ref: Ger Cahill U-12 League Finals, Venue: Ros Muc, (Group 5 League Final), An Cheathrú Rua V Clifden 18:00, Ref: Peter Bane U-12 League Finals, Venue: Ros Muc, (Group 5 Shield Final), Carna-Caiseal/Na Piarsaigh V Renvyle 17:00, Ref: Peter Bane Division 5 League (North), Venue: Corofin, (Round5), Corofin V Ballinasloe 12:00, Ref: Gerry Moore Division 6 League (West), Venue: Westside, (Round6), St Michael’s V Salthill-Knocknacarra 15:30, Ref: Frank Walsh Mon 10 Jun U12 hurling Group 2, Venue: Ardrahan, (Round 4),Ardrahan V Loughrea 19:00, Ref: Cathal McMahon Under 14 A1 Hurling Shield, Venue: TBC, (Final),Meelick-Eyrecourt V Castlegar 19:30, Ref: TBC Under 14 C Hurling Shield, Venue: TBC, (Final),Abbeyknockmoy V Rahoon-Newcastle 18:30, Ref: TBC Tue 11 Jun U-13 Group 1, Venue: Claregalway Lakeview, (Round 3), Claregalway V Tuam Stars 19:00, Ref: Martin Collins U-13 Group 1, Venue: Mountbellew, (Round 3), Mountbellew/Moylough V Annaghdown 19:00, Ref: John Cahill U-13 Group 1, Venue: Oranmore-Maree, (Round 3), Oranmore-Maree V Corofin 19:00, Ref: Noel Barrett U-13 Group 2, Venue: Páirc an Chnoic, (Round 3), Micheál Breathnach V An Cheathrú Rua 19:00, Ref: Noel Gorham U-13 Group 2, Venue: Páirc na bhForbacha, (Round 3), Barna V Salthill-Knocknacarra 19:00, Ref: Martin McGrath U-13 Group 2, Venue: Páirc Maigh Cuilinn, (Round 3), Moycullen V St Michael’s 19:00, Ref: Peadar O Ceallaigh U-13 Group 3, Venue: Headford, (Round 3), Headford V Kinvara 19:00, Ref: Richard McNicholas U-13 Group 3, Venue: Monivea, (Round 3), Monivea-Abbey V Dunmore MacHales 19:00, Ref: Vincent McManus U-13 Group 3, Venue: Brownesgrove, (Round 3), Cortoon Shamrocks V Northern Gaels 19:00, Ref: Tony Keating U-13 Group 4, Venue: An Spideal, (Round 3), An Spidéal V Renvyle 19:00, Ref: Mairtín O Curraoin (coilím) U-13 Group 4, Venue: Oughterard, (Round 3), Oughterard V Carna-Caiseal/Na Piarsaigh 19:00, Ref: Frank Walsh U-13 Group 4, Venue: Killannin Community Pitch, (Round 3), Killannin V Naomh Anna, Leitir Mór 19:00, Ref: Alan Carr U-13 Group 5, Venue: Ballinasloe, (Round 3), Ballinasloe V Claregalway 19:00, Ref: John Rosney U-13 Group 5, Venue: The Prairie, (Round 3), Salthill-Knocknacarra V Oranmore-Maree 19:00, Ref: Kieran Quinn U-13 Group 5, Venue: Mervue, (Round 3), St. James V Kilconly 19:00, Ref: Sean Glynn U-13 Group 6, Venue: Caltra Pitch, (Round 3), Caltra V Milltown 19:00, Ref: Anthony Curley U-13 Group 6, Venue: Clonberne, (Round 3), Kilkerrin-Clonberne V Pádraig Pearses 19:00, Ref: John Fahy U-13 Group 6, Venue: Tuam Stars, (Round 3), Tuam Stars V St Brendan’s 19:00, Ref: Darren Burke U-13 Group 6, Venue: Claregalway Knockdoemore, (Round 3), Claregalway V Menlough 19:00, Ref: Tommy Hynes Junior C Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Clarinbridge, (Round 3), Clarinbridge V Menlo Emmetts 19:00, Ref: Paschal Sheehan Wed 12 Jun U12 hurling Group 2, Venue: Kilconieron, (Round 4),Kilconieron V Michael Cusacks 19:30, Ref: Vincent Earls Under 12 Group 1, Venue: Turloughmore, (Round 4),Turloughmore V Carnmore 18:30, Ref: David Staunton Under 12 Hurling Group 4, Venue: Páirc an Chnoic,(Round 4), Micheál Breathnach V Bearna-Na Forbacha 19:00, Ref: John Keane Under 12 Hurling Group 7, Venue: Turloughmore,(Round 4), Turloughmore V Carnmore 19:30, Ref: David Stauntonprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Wed 05 Jun Division 1 Hurling League, Venue: Portumna, (Round3), Portumna V Loughrea 20:00, Ref: Peter Campbell last_img read more

PBL: Awadhe Warriors thrash Hyderabad Hunters 5-0

first_imgSaina Nehwal lost to reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin but her side Awadhe Warriors still beat Hyderabad Hunters in a Premier Badminton League encounter at the Gachibowli indoor stadium on Monday.As Hyderabad lost the men’s doubles, which was their Trump Match, they had to sacrifice the one point they secured from Marin’s victory over Saina, and so the scoreline of 5-0.Awadhe’s Wing Ki Vincent Wong set the ball rolling for his team’s victory in the first match of the day (men’s singles) with a win against Hyderabad’s B Sai Praneeth.Sai Praneeth, who is ranked well below his rival from Hong Kong, put up a strong fight and pulled off a win in the first game. Sai Praneeth is ranked 36, while Wong is ranked 17.However, Wong came back strong into the match and won the second game 11-6. The third game, marked by long rallies between the two shuttlers, was a see-saw battle and Wong had the last laugh with a 13-11 win.The second match, the women’s singles between Saina and Marin, was the most awaited contest of the day.Saina, who recently recovered from a knee injury, fought hard in the first game and the remarkable rallies between the two was a treat for the spectators.Marin won the first game 15-14 and went on to dominate the second game also. Saina put up a stiff resistance in the second game, but that was not enough to stop the Spaniard.Marin, who won the gold in the Rio Olympics and is currently ranked number two in the world, won the second game 11-5.advertisementNoting that it has been a “a difficult journey” for her following the injury, Saina said she was happy to be back to competitive action though she lost the match.”I think it was a difficult journey for me from injury. I am happy to be playing. She (Marin) played yesterday and she is used to the conditions. I am happy that I am coming back,” Saina said.Marin thanked the spectators for their enthusiastic support to her.”Thank you very much. This is an amazing crowd. I could feel their support. I am still recovering from an injury. I am happy with my performance during PBL,” she said.Awadhe Warriors received a boost to its chances with its pair of Savitree Amitrapal-Bodin Isara clinching a comfortable 11-9 and 12-10 win in the mixed doubles match against Hoi Wah Chau-Satwiksairaj Rankireddy of Hyderabad Hunters.Awadhe secured two points as the mixed doubles match was their Trump Match. Awadhe’s Kidambi Srikanth confirmed his team’s victory in the tie with a hard fought 11-13, 11-7, 13-11 win against Hyderabad’s Rajiv Ouseph.With the win depending on the outcome of the third game, the two players left nothing to chance and the spectators were literally on the edge of their seats. Srikanth, however, pulled off a sweet 13-11 win in the third game.With Awadhe leading the match 4-1, the last match (men’s doubles between V Shem Goh-Markis Kido of Awadhe and Hyderabad’s Boon Heong Tan-Wee Kiong Tan) was rendered inconsequential as the host team would have got only two points even if it were to win.last_img read more