The first international matchThe Dick Kerr’s Ladies was the protagonist of first international women’s soccer match. At the Deepdale Stadium in April 1920 and against a French team The first women’s match between teams from two different countries was played. The English won 2-0 before near 25,000 viewers that, after the game, they shouldered the players like heroines. It was the beginning of a tour that led to face these two teams in several English cities. In Stockport, gagain the English 5-2; in Manchester, the duel ended with tie a bit and at Stamford Bridge from London ended also with English victory.Such was the success of the tour that it was decided to do another one, but this time through Gallic lands. Thus, both teams were re-measured. Paris, Roubaix, Havre and finally Rouen were the scenes of the four games which were settled with three draws and an English victory in the last meeting. The French tour generated huge publicity and during the Boxing day from 1920 managed to summon 53,000 spectators at Goodison Park. The duel between Dick Kerr’s Ladies and St. Helen it was all an event narrated by Great English media and players like Lily Parr and Alice Woods became soccer idols. But the great explosion of World War I had its end with the end of the war and the return to normality. So, both FA and FIFA they put all their means for women to leave football, a “men’s sport” they said … He Women’s Football continued to evolve, especially in the United Kingdom, to despite the ban of the FA to be played matches between women. But the arrival of the World war i made the women’s football will proliferate, especially in factories. The vast majority of men were recruited by the British Armed Forces for Combat and women they had to take over I work in factories. This caused the women are also introduced in soccer tournaments that the workers disputed at the time. Lack of male labor gave way to women and football became the great distraction from breaks. Despite the ban women’s football in the UK, women took the Honeyball legacy and they returned to form female teams that played tournaments of the time, then reserved for men. A new team was born at the Preston rail factory that would give a lot to talk about. The Dick Kerr’s Ladies It became the most successful team of the time. After winning their male counterparts from the factory in informal parties, The English ensemble was officially formed under the direction of the factory administrator, Alfred Frankland. He was ambitious and rented the Deepdale Stadium, the city’s most important team, the Preston North End. And from the beginning, the team got attention of the large public that filled the stands at each of their meetings. The money raised was for the fighters.Fame led them to tour the islands playing in mythical stadiums like Anfield (Liverpool), Old Trafford (Manchester) or Saint James Park (Newcastle). Preston’s Workers they got to summon 53,000 people at Goodison Park, that of Everton, and, according to the chronicles of the time, another 14,000 were left out.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP):In five previous Australian Open wins, Novak Djokovic had never felt so much love.After maintaining his perfect record in six finals at Melbourne Park – and extending his old friend Andy Murray’s streak to five losses from five championship deciders Down Under – Djokovic had hundreds of Serbian fans singing and chanting his name so loudly he could barely hear questions in a TV interview.While Djokovic was still celebrating his 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (3) victory last night, equalling Roy Emerson’s record of six Australian titles, Murray was rushing for the airport to catch a flight back to Britain to reunite with his pregnant wife.”I never experienced this much crowd and this much love,” Djokovic said. “I’ve had the fortune to win this trophy now six times, but I never experienced such support.”Djokovic has won the last three Grand Slam titles and four of the last five, to lift his career haul to 11 – equalling Rod Laver and Bjorn Borg in fifth place on the all-time list.”I don’t take anything for granted, even though I won last four out of five Grand Slams, played five finals, it’s phenomenal,” said Djokovic, reflecting on a period of time in which he was married, became a father and only lost one match in five major championships – the final of the French Open.’BEST TENNIS OF MY LIFE'”No doubt that I’m playing the best tennis of my life in the last 15 months,” he said. “Everything is going well privately, as well, so I feel like I’m at the point in my life where everything is working in harmony. I’ll try to keep it that way.”His next objective is a first Grand Slam title on clay to complete his collection. Djokovic has reached three finals at Roland Garros, but never won the French Open.After getting on his hands and knees and kissing the court at Rod Laver Arena and going to the stands to hug Boris Becker, his coach since 2014, Djokovic paid tribute to Murray in his post-match speech.”You’re a great champion, great friend, a great person who is very professional and committed to this sport,” he said. “So I’m sure in the future you’ll have more opportunities to fight for this trophy.”As a father himself, he didn’t want to delay Murray’s departure.The 28-year-old Scotsman had his share of distractions in Australia. His wife, Kim, is due to have their first child in February and didn’t travel with him. Kim’s father, Nigel Sears, was in Australia as coach for Ana Ivanovic, but became ill and had to be rushed to a nearby hospital by ambulance while Murray was on court in his third-round match. After a night in hospital, Nigel Sears was well enough to return home, which meant Murray could stay in Australia and try to refocus on winning the title.”It’s been a tough few weeks for me away from the court,” Murray said in his post-match speech, before turning his attention to his wife.”You’ve been a legend the last two weeks. Thank you so much for all your support,” he said, choking back tears and waving as he walked away from the microphone. “I’ll be on the next flight home.”A little more than a half-hour later, at 11:15 p.m. local time, Murray said he was aiming for a 1 a.m. flight.”It’s been hard, regardless of today’s result,” he said. “I’m proud I got into this position – just quite looking forward to get home now.”Murray became only the second man to lose five finals at one major – Ivan Lendl lost five and won three US Open finals in the 1980s.Djokovic had won 10 of his previous 11 matches against Murray and was 21-9 in their career meetings – including four finals at the Australian Open.Again, he was just too good.
Some 14,500 Grade Six students across Guyana will sit the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) examinations today and tomorrow.In a statement on Tuesday, Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine has urged the students to remain optimistic during the course of the examinations. He reminded them to maintain a focused and relaxed mind which would be beneficial throughout the exams.“If you start to feel nervous take a few deep breaths. Pace yourself, don’t rush. Read the question and pay attention to all the details looking for key words in every question to help you to understand and answer what is being asked of you,” the Minister advised the students.Education Minister,Dr Rupert RoopnaraineHe also took the time to reinforce standard regulations regarding examinations, including punctuality at all times. Students were additionally reminded to walk with their timetables to all four examinations and to carefully read through the papers before attempting to answer any questions right after signing their candidate number on all sheets.The use of cellular and electronic devices is prohibited and students found with them can be disallowed from completing the NGSA.Across the Caribbean, Grade Six students will be sitting four subjects: English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.The English and Science exams are today, and Mathematics and Social Studies, the following day.Though the regulations remain the same in terms of sitting the exams, there have been many changes administratively that have gotten public criticism over the past weeks.Much argument had arisen recently after the Education Ministry made the announcement that candidates would now be required to include their names on the provided answer sheets as opposed to only the candidate number.Roopnaraine had said that this decision was taken solely to authorise that the candidate whose name was printed on the answer sheets was actually the one who had written the exam. He said that this can be confirmed by the candidate’s signature.The Minister had noted that the part of the paper bearing the candidate’s information would be detached prior to marking and kept for administrative purposes, which would ensure that the process was transparent.These changes, officials reassured, would in no way hinder the standardised method of marking.
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A broken down car is causing traffic disruption in Letterkenny.A car is stopped at the Hospital roundabout, causing tailbacks coming from the Glencar direction.The car is stopped in the left-hand lane with motorists traveling towards Mountain Top having to navigate around it. Motorists are advised to be cautious.Broken down car causes tailbacks in Letterkenny was last modified: August 14th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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)
A dramatic increase in Irish passport applications from Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a sign that the ‘Brexit effect’ is taking hold, according to new figures.In the last six months, there have been 47,645 first-time Irish passport applications from Northern Ireland and 31,099 from Great Britain. This represents increases of 214% and 650%, respectively.In the same period from January to June 2016, 15,174 first-time passport applications were received from Northern Ireland and 4,147 from Great Britain. “The impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union and the loss of all associated benefits is obviously weighing on people’s minds and influencing their decision to apply for an Irish passport,” said Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs & Trade Niall Collins TD.“Having an Irish passport is considered an asset. Indeed, the Irish passport was recently ranked sixth place globally when it comes to passport power,” Deputy Collins said.The Irish Passport Office has taken a number of measures to deal with the high demand this year. Over 80 permanent staff have been recruited in the Passport Service offices, as well as over 230 Temporary Clerical Officers. A new Customer Service Hub was established in January 2019 to deal with passport queries and the Online Passport Renewal Service was expanded to allow staff to focus on first time applications.The number of GB and NI applications may rise further in the coming months, Deputy Collins has predicted: “Given the ongoing political instability in the UK I would expect that the number of first-time applicants will continue to rise as we move towards the 31st October and a potential no deal Brexit.” Irish passport applications soar by 214% and 650% ahead of Brexit was last modified: July 16th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:BrexitPassports
ALAMEDA — Jon Gruden admitted he was “a little depressed” the day after his team’s fourth loss of the season, a 26-10 loss to the Chargers and the first game this season in which the Raiders never had a realistic chance in the second half.A lengthy flight from Oakland to London awaits the Raiders (1-4) on Thursday night, and Gruden isn’t excited about that either.Gruden once flew 14 hours back from Belarus after his son Deuce’s powerlifting championship and had vertigo for a month.“I …
CINCINNATI — Stephen Vogt spent his whole childhood dreaming of the chance to wear a Giants uniform.After making his 2019 debut with the club on Friday, Vogt will never want to take the jersey off.With two outs in the top of the ninth, Vogt launched a 97-mile per hour fastball from Raisel Iglesias into the right field seats at Great American Ball Park to tie the game and help the Giants complete a miraculous eight-run comeback against the Cincinnati Reds.The Giants finished the job in the …
Neels Grobler, the Chief Growth Officer at Bridge, announced that the third year of the company’s involvement would see increased focus on the women’s category, starting with equal prize money on the Swartberg Pass stage. “This is really great news. It’s a huge step towards equality in a sport that has been dominated by men for so many years,” said 2013 women’s champion Ariane Kleinhans. The women’s field this year included two-time marathon world champion, Annika Langvad, who is also the current Danish national marathon champion. She partnered with current Swiss marathon champion Arianne Kleinhans in the RE:CM Davinci team, which won the women’s title in dominant fashion. Their main rivals were Britain’s Jane Nuessli and Switzerland’s former marathon world champion, Esther Suss. This year, the first men’s team to the summit of the Swartberg Pass, Asrin Cycling’s James Reid (RSA) and Jens Schuermans (Bel) collected R112 000 ($12 000). The first women’s team earned prize money of R25 000 ($2 500), which was donated by Khombisa Media. 30 October 2013 The 2014 Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race has been given a fresh boost following the announcement that Bridge, the title sponsor, has significantly increased the prize money for the race’s Swartberg Pass stage with its iconic mountain-top finish. The R250 000 total prize money for the two winning teams (male and female) on the Swartberg Pass stage is the biggest cash prize for any mountain bike race stage in the world. SAinfo reporter “I take it somehow as a reward for all us ladies that put a huge amount of effort into the sport and push ourselves to the absolute limit. But it should also act as motivation for me and all the other ladies to live up to the expectations and grow in our numbers as well as our performance,” she added. R250 000 For 2014, the event’s first year as a UCI-graded stage race, Bridge has increased the Swartberg Pass stage prize money to R125 000 for the first men’s team and R125 000 for the first women’s team. Other top competitors included former South African marathon champions, Yolande Speedy and Cherise Stander, current South African marathon champion, Robyn de Groot and current Swedish marathon champion, Jennie Stenerhag. “The top women make just as much sacrifice and show just as much commitment as the men. They deserve the same reward,” Grobler said in a statement on Tuesday. ‘Rare’“It’s rare to have a mountain-top finish in a mountain bike race because of the logistical challenge involved, especially in a remote area like the Swartberg Mountains, but Bridge and our other sponsors have embraced this challenge and have helped us make it into a special feature of the Cape Pioneer Trek,” said Carel Herhold of Dryland Event Management. The 2013 Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek – the fifth edition of the event – attracted 400 entrants who tackled a total distance of over 500 kilometres with more than 11 500 metres of vertical ascent over seven days. A total of 20% of the field was from outside South Africa, with 13 countries represented, including the host nation. ‘A lot more depth’“We had a strong, but small women’s field in the race this year. With UCI points on offer next year and this big prize money boost from Bridge, we are expecting similar high quality riders, but a lot more depth in the women’s race in 2014,” said Henco Rademeyer of Dryland Event Management.
Separatists and mainstream leaders on Wednesday condemned the Jammu and Kashmir government move to curtail its employees’ activities on social media through new rules circulated on Tuesday.National Conference spokesman Junaid Azim Mattu said the PDP-BJP government was “portraying hundreds of hardworking government employees of the state as terrorists and anti-social elements to cover its own utter and complete failures on both governance and the political front.”The J&K government on Tuesday directed its employees “not to use their personal social media accounts for any political activity or endorse the posts or tweets or blogs of any political figure.” The rules bar them from adding unknown or anti-social accounts as friends. Any violation will attract punishment, ranging from termination to withholding of increment.The Congress asked for the withdrawal of the directives. “Barring employees to use social media is a direct attack on the freedom of expression and freedom of speech, which is very unfortunate and deserves strong condemnation,” said a Congress spokesman.CPI(M) leader M.Y. Tarigami said the circular reflected the “regressive mindset of the BJP-PDP government”.Separatists also attacked the government for the move. “The ban imposed on employees and their family members from expressing their opinion is despotic. It reflects nervousness and desperation to suppress the truth about Kashmir and the aspirations of its people,” said All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.JKLF chief Yasin Malik called the move “a direct attack on the freedom of speech”. “The fascist regime in J&K is setting new records of authoritarianism in the name of democracy,” said Mr. Malik.