Croke Park To Killimor This Saturday

first_imgThe aim of the cycle is simple. Killimor wants to raise funds for a charity which has been doing tremendous and unbelievable work the length and breadth of the country combating and preventing the taboo that is suicide. The club will do everything within their power to get the word out on behalf of Pieta House to let people know that there is always someone to talk to!The club will also be raising funds in the process for their own community orientated GAA club, which for many evenings throughout the year is a hive of activity and a place where lifelong friendships are built! Shane McLearn joined John and Gerry on Over The LineAudio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sports.podcast/CROKE+PARK+TO+KILLIMOR.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.For more information, or to register for the cycle please contactGer 087 9734937 orPadraig 087 9479058print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Next Saturday, a cycle is being undertaken from GAA Headquarters to one of the Country’s oldest Clubs to raise funds for both Pieta house and Killimor GAA.last_img read more

Allardyce ponders England recall for Terry

first_img0Shares0000John Terry, pictured on May 15, 2016, might be in line for an England return, new manager Sam Allardyce says © AFP/File / Adrian DennisBURTON-ON-TRENT, United Kingdom, Aug 23 – New England manager Sam Allardyce will consider ending former captain John Terry’s four-year international exile, he revealed on Monday.Terry, 35, retired from England duty in September 2012 after the Football Association charged him with racially abusing Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand. He was later fined and given a four-game ban. Roy Hodgson, Allardyce’s predecessor, said in March that England had still not successfully replaced the Chelsea centre-back and Allardyce has not ruled out handing him a recall.Asked if Terry might be in line for an England return, Allardyce said: “Maybe so. I think it depends on what John said.“Maybe if I get the opportunity, I might have to give him a ring. But until I come to that selection or that process, we’ll wait and see.Sam Allardyce was appointed England manager in July 2016 © AFP/File / Oli Scarff“I don’t know what the political side of that might mean, if there is a political side. I’ll have to have that conversation if I feel that John Terry may be a possibility.”Terry, capped 78 times, signed a one-year Chelsea contract extension in May and has played in their two games to date under new manager Antonio Conte.Allardyce, 61, was appointed England manager in July after Hodgson stepped down following England’s humiliating elimination by Iceland at Euro 2016.He begins his tenure with a 2018 World Cup qualifying match against Slovakia in Trnava on September 4 and will name his first squad on Sunday.Joe Hart will be selected for England, despite having lost his place at Manchester City under new manager Pep Guardiola © AFP/File / Oli ScarffAllardyce, known as ‘Big Sam’, confirmed goalkeeper Joe Hart will be selected, despite having lost his place at Manchester City under new manager Pep Guardiola.But Allardyce warned it is “critical” for Hart to secure regular first-team football if he is to remain England’s first-choice goalkeeper.“If it goes for a longer period of time, then I think it’s difficult to select them,” Allardyce told reporters at the St George’s Park national football centre in Burton, central England.Guardiola has expressed reservations about Hart’s passing ability and Allardyce said he would speak to the City manager about the matter.– Rooney role –Another England player now under Guardiola’s orders is centre-back John Stones, who recently joined City from Everton.Allardyce expressed hope that Guardiola will improve Stones’s defending, citing his work with Gerard Pique at Barcelona as an example.“Potential is something that’s going to be great in the future,” Allardyce said of Stones, 22. “I want it right now and I think he’s got a great chance of becoming ‘right now’.”Allardyce must also decide whether to persist with Wayne Rooney as captain. He said he had made up his mind on the issue, but would not make an announcement until next week.Wayne Rooney played in midfield for England at Euro 2016, but has been operating in a number 10 role at Manchester United since the appointment of Jose Mourinho as manager © AFP/File / Oli ScarffRooney, 30, played in midfield for England at Euro 2016, but has been operating in a number 10 role at Manchester United since the appointment of Jose Mourinho as manager.“I think his best position is where he’s being played now because that’s the manager of Manchester United telling him where he wants him to play, with Zlatan (Ibrahimovic),” Allardyce said.Rooney’s United team-mate Marcus Rashford has disappeared from view under Mourinho, having broken into England’s Euro squad after his stunning emergence last season.Allardyce said the 18-year-old might be best served by dropping into England’s Under-21 squad in order to build up playing time.Asked to explain England’s recurrent failings at major tournaments, Allardyce said the collective problem was “psychological”.But he vowed to eschew a softly-softly approach and said the way to get more from the country’s under-performing players was to challenge them.“I might be slightly more demanding as a manager,” he said.“My idea of coaching and man-managing the players is: yes, we get on well, we communicate well together, but at the end of the day, to try and push them a little farther than they’ve already been pushed.“For me, they get everything they need. But when you get everything you need, it means you can demand more.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Chef Helen wins Gold for Castle Grove at Donegal Food Festival

first_imgIt’s full steam ahead this week at Castle Grove, where the team are preparing for the eagerly awaited Wedding Fayre, and just wrapped another successful dog show in aid of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind and Animals in Need Donegal.  A huge thank you to everyone for participating and to all our sponsors. As we get ready to launch new Wedding menus, we would like to congratulate the newest member of our team, Helen Burke on her Gold Medal win at “A Passion to Inspire “cookery competition at the local and very successful A Taste of Donegal Food Festival. Irene Sweeney accepts the A Passion to Inspire Gold Medal on behalf of Chef Helen Burke at A Taste of Donegal 2018As part of the festival, Donegal Chefs are invited to enter A Passion to Inspire cookery competition, to present exciting and tasty dishes made with local ingredients and telling a story of their area of Donegal. Castle Grove was proudly represented by Chef Helen Burke who prepared two beautiful dishes promoting the finest seafood available on Donegal’s Coastline and vegetables from Castle Grove’s Walled Garden. The dishes were:Lobster Poached Lobster, Walled Garden Carrots, Lobster Crouton Crumb, Crème Fraiche HalibutWild Halibut, Glazed Chicken Lollipops, Cockles, Samphire, Baby Potatoes, Mushroom Puree, Crispy Chicken SkinHelen believes in using locally sourced Donegal food, with a flair for showcasing Donegal Seafood. Helen’s love for cooking began early in life with the inspiration of her mothers and grandmothers well-known home cooking. The dishes presented to the judges reflected childhood memories foraging mushrooms and collecting cockles, mussels and sea herbs from Donegal’s beaches.This food ethos, cooking technique and food preservations secured Helen a Gold medal.Huge Congratulations to Chef Helen from the Sweeney Family and all the CG Team!  Unfortunately, Helen was not present to collect her award, so Irene Sweeney accepted it on her behalf. To Sample Helen’s wonderful dishes, call 0749151118 to book now EMAIL: [email protected] message us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/castlegrove1695Chef Helen wins Gold for Castle Grove at Donegal Food Festival was last modified: September 6th, 2018 by Castle GroveShare 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:a passion to inspirea taste of donegal food festivalawardscastle grove country house hotelchef helen burkedonegal foodrestaurantlast_img read more

SATURDAY SIX SPECIAL EDITION: Six Reasons We LOVE Christmas at the Orlando Theme Parks

first_imgShare This!This week’s SATURDAY SIX takes a look at Six Reasons We LOVE Christmas at the Orlando Theme Parks. It’s hard to beat Halloween in Orlando. Universal has its world class Halloween Horror Nights while Disney has their Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, both of which are among the highlights of the theme park year. It is just an amazing time, but can there actually be a time that’s better? Yes there is, and it’s called Christmas season. Not only are the hotels decorated (in fact a day could be spent resort hopping at WDW just to see the Christmas decorations such as the giant tree at Wilderness Lodge or the huge gingerbread house at the Grand Floridian) but the parks have a whole bunch of new stuff. Plus IT’S CHRISTMAS! To paraphrase Frank Cross in Scrooged, it’s the time of the year when we all act a little nicer, we give a little more, and we actually are the people that we always hoped we would be. So today we are going to look at some of our favorite reasons that Christmas in the Orlando Theme Parks is our favorite time of the year…. # 6 -Macy’s Holiday ParadeFor our family, watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV every year is the official start of the Christmas season. Universal has it’s own version of that parade starting in December with the Macy’s Holiday Parade in Universal Studios Florida. Not only are there the large balloons (several from the actual parade in New York), but guests can sign up to be balloon handlers! There are also many floats and of course your favorite characters.Balloons making their way in Macy’s Holiday Parade. (photo by Mike Sperduto)Straight from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York comes the Happy Hippo balloon. (photo by Mike Sperduto)MINIONS!!!! (photo by Brandon Glover)There is even some local Florida flavor in the parade. (photo by Mike Sperduto)–# 5 – Blues Brothers Holiday ShowThe Blues Brothers Show at Universal Studios Florida makes our list for one of the Most Underrated Attractions at Universal, but the Blues Brothers Holiday Show taking place during December is even better. An absolute must do that combines our love of Christmas music with two great characters.seprduto–# 4 – Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas PartyFree hot cocoa and cookies. An AMAZING parade featuring Santa himself. An awe-inspiring fireworks show. Exclusive character meet and greets. If you’ve never done Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, what are you waiting for?!Reindeer frolicking. (photo by Brandon Glover)Wreck It Ralph‘s Vanellope in the parade.Not many better signs than this around Christmas time. (photo by Brandon Glover)All seven dwarfs are out during MVMCP.The Big Man himself. (photo by Brandon Glover)–# 3 – GrinchmasThe Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular at Universal’s Islands of Adventure just may be the best live show at either park all year long. Just an incredible combination of the live action movie and the beloved cartoon classic. Meanwhile the already crazy Seuss Landing is completely decorated over the top (you may even run into more Whos putting out more decorations) and the Grinch meet and greet is incredible as you get to interact with the Grinch who has all the wit and sarcasm as the one from the movie. A total blast!The Grinch! (photo by Mike Sperduto)Whos prepare for Christmas. (photo by Mike Sperduto)It’s GRINCHMAS! (photo by Mike Sperduto)–# 2 – SeaWorld ChristmasWait, SeaWorld Orlando hanging with Walt Disney World and the Universal Orlando Resort when it comes to Christmas? You read that right, and not only does SeaWorld compete with Disney and Universal, in many ways it beats them. Decorations are everywhere. The Wild Arctic ride transforms into The Polar Express. We’re talking just about every inch. Special food booths come out featuring apple pie on a stick, pulled pork mac & cheese, multiple flavors of hot cocoa, and our favorite, the Cranberry Hot Toddy. You’ll also love the various Christmas musical acts playing around the park, an ice skating show, the O Wonderous Night live show, and a wonderful fire pit to relax by.Did we mention you can play Plinko? Yes, YOU CAN PLAY PLINKO!This fish is in the Christmas spirit! (photo by Brandon Glover)The Polar Express. (photo by Brandon Glover)O Wonderous Night at SeaWorld. (photo by Nick Exley)–# 1 – The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing LightsThis is it. The Best. The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Five million lights, synchronized to your favorite Christmas music. If you’ve never done it, seeing the Osborne Lights is almost impossible to describe as there is nothing to compare it to. Our favorite part is spotting all the little details, such as Baby Sinclair from the television show Dinosaurs or “the lamp” from A Christmas Story. The Osborne Lights are Disney magic, period.It’s indescribably beautiful! (photo by Mike Sperduto)If you aren’t impressed by the Osborne Lights, check your pulse because you don’t have one. (photo by Brandon Glover)Lights. Everywhere you look. EVERYWHERE! (photo by Brandon Glover)This is what makes Disney, Disney. (photo by Brian Carey)–So there you have it: Six Reasons We LOVE Christmas at the Orlando Theme Parks. See you next weekend for the latest installment of the SATURDAY SIX, where we’ll look at something fun from the world of Disney and Universal. If you enjoyed yourself, be sure to check out The Magic, The Memories, and Merch! articles, or, for your listening pleasure, check out the E-Ticket Report podcast. You can also follow Your Humble Author on Twitter (@derekburgan)Forget the Wilderness Lodge, that’s our favorite Christmas tree in Orlando.If you enjoyed this article, you will surely like the following:In Memoriam – Six Things We Lost From the Theme Park World in 2015Six Ways To Repurpose Your Extra MagicBandsSix Things WDW Can Take To the Dump With the Sorcerer’s HatSix Ways To Get Your Disney Fix Outside of the Theme ParksSpecial Thanks to crack staff photographer Brandon Glover, photo wunderkind Mike Sperduto, back from probation Brian Carey, and blogger to the stars Megan Stump for their invaluable assistance with this article. Be sure to also check out Brandon on The Park Blogger podcast with co-hosts Aengus Mackenzie and Brian Carey (who gets a special No Thanks this week after his week long trip to Disneyland resulted in a total of two pictures taken.)last_img read more

The Disney Dining Plan: Is It Worth It? (2019 Edition) Part 1

first_imgShare This!Ah, the Disney Dining Plan — right up there with emotional support animals, taking your kids out of school to visit Disney, and double strollers in terms of its divisive potential in Disney circles. There are few topics that inspire such fierce debate among the Disney faithful as the relative worth of the Disney Dining Plan. The truth, however, is that there is no one-size-fits-all answer, and even from a purely economic standpoint, whether or not the Disney Dining Plan is “worth it” is dependent upon a variety of factors, including:The restaurants where you would be eating;How you eat at those restaurants;Whether you do character meals or other special dining experiences;Whether you would have an alcoholic beverage, an appetizer, and/or dessert with your meal.I’m going to try here to break down, as objectively as possible, the circumstances where the Disney Dining Plan can save you money, and some Do’s and Don’ts for maximizing value for those of you that decide to use it. After years of being of questionable value except in very specific circumstances, recent additions to the Disney Dining Plan have added value and are starting to swing the pendulum back in the other direction and can save money for more people than in years past. With that said, it remains an individualized question, and whether or not it can save you money isn’t the only consideration.First things first, let’s go over what the Disney Dining Plan is and what it covers. Generally speaking, the Disney Dining Plan is available to guests staying at Disney resorts and allows you to pay in advance, and then certain food during your trip is covered by credits that are linked to your Disney account. Is is NOT an all-you-can-eat, all-inclusive dining option — you’ll have a set number of credits which cover specific things, and you’ll be paying out of pocket for other food and drink that you would like.  Here are the three variants of the Disney Dining Plan, and what they include: Table Service, with app (Kids)$18.02N/A Deluxe$116.25/$43.49*3*up to 3**21 Deluxe$164.98+48.73$153.13+$36.88 Table Service$36.84$40.08 Regular$64.50-$10.99$59.64-$15.85 Regular$75.49/$27.9811021 It is important to note that many of the nicer restaurants (i.e., the Signature Restaurants) and Dinner Shows require two Table Service dining credits. Room service at your resort is likewise 2 credits, even if you’re staying at a Value property.The resort mug is a big wild card here, because you can’t opt out of it, and it could make up a lot or very little of the value you get out of the plan. Accordingly, I’m going to leave it out of the initial calculation. Doing the math, if you were to have average snacks, average Quick Service meals, and average Table Service meals, the value of the food you’re getting per day with each plan is as follows, not including the resort mug: Quick Service$14.36$15.98 Quick  Service (Kids)$6.98N/A Quick Service (Kids)N/A$22.40-$1.38 If you’re the sort of person that drinks a lot of soft drinks and will use it, the resort mug can save you a lot of money compared to paying out of pocket for drinks at Disney prices. Consider how much you’ll use it, and add about $4 per drink per day to the value of the plan. With that said, they can’t be refilled in the parks and can only be refilled in limited locations (like your resort Quick Service location), so if you’re not going to be in those locations, you may find that using it is more trouble than it’s worth. As with most everything at Disney, your mileage may vary.So, at a glance, it would appear that neither the Quick Service nor the Regular Disney Dining Plan are a good value, resulting in a daily net loss of around $15 per person, while the Deluxe Dining Plan is a complete boon, saving you more than $35 per person, per day. That, however, would be an oversimplification of what is unfortunately a fairly complicated calculation. Depending upon where you eat and how you eat, it is very possible for the dining plans to make sense for you. For example, if you were to eat twice a day at Wolfgang Puck’s Express and order the most expensive things on the menu, you could realize as much as $82/day in value on the Quick Service plan. While I’m not recommending that as an approach, there are plenty of situations where the Quick Service and Regular plans can make good financial sense.Similarly, while there is a lot of value to be realized in the Deluxe Dining Plan by comparing what you get with how much you pay, very few guests will actually use it to its fullest. To get the full value out of the Deluxe Dining Plan, you’re going to be having 3 Table Service Meals a day. It is, to be frank, a spectacular amount of food AND an incredible time suck. Unless you are going on a trip primarily devoted to dining (which, by the way, is an entirely legitimate approach to a Disney trip), you’re likely going to find that maximizing the value of the Deluxe Dining Plan comes at the expense of time spent touring the parks, and probably your own personal comfort as you waddle around in the wake of huge meal after huge meal.A more realistic daily menu for most people would likely include one Quick Service meal and two Table Service meals, both of which include dessert (you’re on vacation, after all) and one of which is a relaxed affair with an appetizer. Including 3 drinks over the course of those meals and two snacks, the value comes in at $116.68 — very close to the $116.25 cost of the plan.Thus leads to probably the most important point I’ll make here: don’t compare the cost of the Dining Plan to the cost of what you COULD get, compare the cost of the plan to what you WOULD get. If you’re the sort of person that would usually just grab a sandwich and go, you’re not really doing yourself any favors by force-feeding yourself a steak at every meal just to make sure you’re not leaving money on the table.To really determine whether the Dining Plan will save you money, the most precise approach would be to review the menus at the restaurants where you plan to eat, add up the costs of the things you would order, and then compare that to the cost of the Dining Plan. That’s a lot of work, however, so we also have a handy calculator where you can input information about how you usually eat and it will run some numbers and offer some guidance as to which is the better course for you. With that said, the calculator is going to be based upon average values; you should give some consideration to the factors that drive value on the Disney Dining Plan to determine whether those numbers need to be adjusted up or down, as we’ll discuss in the next installment.Stay tuned for Part 2, where we’ll look at some specific examples and weigh in on some factors that you will want to consider in your analysis of whether the dining plan makes sense for you. *The Deluxe meal credits can be used for Table Service or Quick Service meals.**When using a Deluxe credit for a Table Service meal, you may also get one appetizer with that meal.Each meal includes a beverage, which can include alcoholic beverages or specialty non-alcoholic beverages like the Shanghai Lemonade at Yak & Yeti. You can find more details on what the Disney Dining Plan is and how to use it here.AnalysisIn the strictly empirical sense, whether or not the Disney Dining Plan is “worth it” is just a function of whether you would be spending more or less than the cost of the plan for the covered food you would be eating during your trip. To that end, an overview of costs are helpful:center_img PlanValue (with alcohol)Loss/SavingsValue (without alcohol)Loss/Savings Quick Service$52.50/$23.7820021 Table Service, with app$48.23$52.18 Resort Refillable Mug Beverage$4.15N/A Table Service (Kids)$16.26N/A Snack$4.22N/A Cost (adult/kid)Quick ServiceTable ServiceAppetizersSnacksRefillable Resort Mug Regular (Kids)N/A$31.68+$3.70 Deluxe (Kids)N/A$62.50+19.01 Average (without alcohol)Average (with alcohol) Quick Service$40.40-$12.10$37.16-$15.34last_img read more

Marshfield softball slides past Eau Claire North in eight innings

first_imgPretsch knocks in game-winning run for TigersBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Jordan Pretsch drove in Kaitlyn Konrardy for the winning run in the eighth inning to lift the Marshfield softball team to a 4-3 victory over Eau Claire North in a nonconference game Monday at the Marshfield Fairgrounds.Marshfield scored once in the seventh inning to tie the game at 3-3 before walking it off in the eighth for its third-straight win to improve to 5-1 this season. North drops to 2-6.Emily Draeger and Maddie Mews each had two hits for the Tigers, who had 10 in all.Megan Donahue earned the win on the mound for Marshfield, striking out nine and scattering seven hits.Marshfield plays a Wisconsin Valley Conference game at D.C. Everest on Tuesday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Tigers 4, Huskies 3 (8 inn.)Eau Claire North 000 120 00 – 3 7 2Marshfield 101 000 11 – 4 10 2WP: Megan Donahue.SO: Donahue 9. BB: Donahue 2.Top hitters: ECN, Fischer 2×4. M, Emily Draeger 2×4; Maddie Mews 2×3.Records: Eau Claire North 2-6; Marshfield 5-1.last_img read more

Can future smart cities feed their citizens with smart food?

first_imgFor Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Tags:#featured#food production#India#Internet of Things#IoT#Smart Cities#sustainability#top While many smart city initiatives focus on modernizing infrastructure, citizens still must eat food largely produced in archaic and unsustainable ways.An article in the Business Standard discussed the smart city food paradox with Saahil Parekh, co-founder of Khetify, an organization promoting urban farming in India.“The idea of smart cities is incomplete without smart food,” he says. “Agriculture should become a permanent part of the urban system.”Parekh sees a sad irony in how citizens of modern megacities becoming more connected via technology, but increasingly disconnected with farming and what they eat.“We no longer care about where our fruits and vegetables are coming from, understanding how to identify the good ones from the bad, and their nutrition value,” he says. “Our only criterion is how cheap, and the presence of pesticides or other harmful chemicals doesn’t even play on our minds.”Urban farming needs to support to scaleWhile Parekh says that it is a positive sign that some individual citizens are farming their own produce on rooftops, government support is required if urban agriculture can successfully scale up.“What is really required is a push from urban municipalities to introduce urban farming as a social policy and to integrate urban agriculture as an integral part of urban planning and design,” he said.Smart cities look to boost energy efficiency and sustainability by enabling local production says Parekh.“The idea behind decentralized energy production, and the consequent importance of roof-top solar projects, is important to a smart city because it enables localized production of the electricity required to power its economy,” he said. “Energy is produced where it is consumed, and that makes it inherently sustainable.“Let’s put the sustainability spotlight on food production. Just like energy, food should be grown where it is consumed.”He added that the massive inefficiencies and costs related to long-distance food delivery cast a large cloud of the sustainable smart cities of the future.One recent study found that the amount of fossil fuel energy expended in the transportation of one cauliflower from the farm to a city dinner table is 36 times greater than the energy that vegetable provided to the human body. Related Posts How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi…center_img Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … Donal Powerlast_img read more

Admakers played key role in motivating people to vote for deserving candidates

first_imgWith the country registering the highest-ever turnout of 66.38 per cent in the just-concluded general elections, the Election Commission’s efforts to encourage people to vote were worth appreciating. But the Commission was not alone in this campaign.Several admakers, who keeping in mind the election mood came up with amazing commercials, should also be thanked for the campaigns that motivated people to come out and vote for the honest and talented candidates.No doubt the main aim of the commercials was to endorse the products, but the admakers made sure that the message reached the target audience through the educative, humorous and entertaining commercials.One of these is Pidilite’s Fevicol ad in which a carpenter makes chairs for Congress, BJP and the Third Front. “The lotus chair belongs to Narendra Bhai’s party while the ‘hand’ chair is adjustable because I am not sure who’ll sit on it. And this bunch of chairs is for Third Front, he says.The ‘Hava Badlegi’ campaign launched by Havells fans also aims at bringing in change. “The campaign was launched last year but we repeated the TVCs during the elections. The campaign sends the message that ministers and bureaucrats are public servants and that’s what they should do,” Vijay Narayanan, V-P, marketing communications, Havells said.Berger Paint’s Easy Clean ad says “Desh ke daag hate ya na hate Berger easy clean se har daag aasani se mite” (It may not be easy to remove the stains on country’s image but Berger Easy Clean cleans every spot with no trouble). Ad guru Prasoon Joshi says that the best way to connect with the people is by understanding their mood, which keeps changing. “We try to connect ourselves with the feelings, emotions and priorities of the people. If elections are going on then politics is on people’s mind and if there a sports tournament is around the corner, the ads should focus on that.advertisementAdvertising is an art which is spontaneous and always fresh,” Prasoon Joshi, Chairman, CEO and CCO, McCann Worldgroup (India and South Asia) said.Another TVC with a strong message crticising the “regional voting” is Hero Motocorp’s Deluxe ECO which has a tagline “Abki baar talent ko vote dete hai”.The message in the ads is short and simple and they actually help burst the stereotype bubbles. Idea’s ‘No Ullu Banaoing’ campaign was also liked by the people as it shows how easily using phone internet one can expose a politician who makes promises while campaigning and then forgets.last_img read more

10 months agoBarcelona fullback Alba: Being top is important

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona fullback Alba: Being top is importantby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona fullback Jordi Alba says it’s important to maintain the LaLiga leadership.Barca are top of the table after victory over Celta Vigo.”The most important thing is to stay at the top of the table,” Alba said. “After dropping some points, the objective is to maintain the way we played in the first half. “We are happy with the result. It was a really good first half, although the rhythm dropped after the break and we created fewer chances.” Alba was also happy to be part of a back four which has now kept three clean sheets in a row in the league. “In the first few weeks of the season we conceded a lot of goals, but we have corrected that among everyone,” the defender added. “We all have to defend to attack well.” last_img read more

10 months ago​Southampton boss Hasenhuttl hails ‘amazing’ Gunn

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Southampton boss Hasenhuttl hails ‘amazing’ Gunnby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl was full of praise for his goalkeeper Angus Gunn.The 22-year-old got his first Premier League start in a tough away game against Chelsea.But he rose to the challenge, making several key saves to help his side earn a 0-0 draw.The Saints manager said after the game: “I think he did an amazing job.”He is a very offensive defending goalkeeper and that is what I need against a team that is always playing the chipped balls behind the last line.”I was aware of them and we knew that they have good deep runs and this ball is very hard to defend for centre backs so we need a keeper who is on the jump and defending forward, and there were a lot of situations where he saved the ball.”He is a very talented goalkeeper and I want to give him two games. This was the first and the second is against Derby County in the FA Cup.”I think he deserved to have a clean sheet.” last_img read more