McIntyre pleased by Dundee response to ‘soft’ penalty call

first_imgDundee boss Jim McIntyre praised his side’s response to a “very soft” penalty award as they came back to earn a point against St Mirren.Simeon Jackson was adjudged to have been fouled in the box by Cammy Kerr on 21 minutes, with the Buddies striker stepping up to convert the spot kick he’d won. But Kenny Miller bagged his first goal in Dark Blue to ensure it finished honours even at Dens Park. McIntyre’s side looked the more likely to net a winner but were unable to force a breakthrough. He said: “I have watched it back. It is not a penalty for me, definitely not a pen. “But the referee gave it and the most important thing was my players’ response to it.“It was very soft so that was disappointing but the reaction of the players was great because it would be easy to feel sorry for ourselves after that because we stated the game well.“But credit to the lads, they dug in. “For what we put into the game we deserved to win. We had the stronger chances but we couldn’t find the net a couple of more times.“That was the disappointing factor. But delighted with the players in terms of what they gave us.“A far far better tempo, the way I want to play and got ourselves into some really dangerous positions.”St Mirren boss Oran Kearney bemoaned his side’s inability to stamp home their authority after edging in front.But the Northern Irishman did feel the Buddies should have had second crucial spot-kick late on when substitute Danny Mullen hit the deck.He said: “For 25 minutes after we scored we got the wrong reaction. They got the reaction I wanted from us.“Rabbit in the headlights possibly, ‘what’s happened here?’, that type of thing.“We should have had a second penalty. I have watched it again and we should. “It would have been a lovely way to end the game.“Kyle clips a free-kick in, the header comes back across and it is like the first one, Danny is between the full-back and the goal, he is on the six-yard line about to drill the ball and as he swings there is contact made, enough for Danny not to touch the ball.”last_img read more

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UN awards first Nelson Mandela prize

first_img23 June 2015The inaugural winners of the UN Nelson Mandela Prize are from Namibia and Portugal.Dr Helena Ndume of Namibia and Jorge Fernando Branco Sampaio of Portugal were announced the winners by the president of the United Nations General Assembly, Sam Kutesa, yesterday.Established in June 2014, the prize recognises the achievements of those who dedicate their lives to the service of humanity by promoting UN purposes and principles, while honouring Mandela’s extraordinary life and legacy of reconciliation, political transition and social transformation.The entrusted selection committee decided that the inaugural award would be given to two laureates.The Nelson Mandela Prize is an honorary award that will be presented once every five years as a tribute to the outstanding achievements and contributions of two individuals (one female and one male).According to the Assembly, Ndume is an ophthalmologist whose life’s work has been devoted to treating blindness and eye-related illnesses in Namibia and throughout the developing world.Sampaio led the struggle to restore democracy in Portugal – including throughout his tenure as Lisbon’s mayor from 1989 to 1995 and as the 18th president of the republic from 1996 to 2006.Nominations were received from a broad variety of sources – including UN member and observer states, entities and intergovernmental organisations.The award ceremony will take place on 24 July, at UN headquarters in New York, as part of the annual UN commemoration of International Nelson Mandela Day.The day is typically celebrated on the late South African leader’s birthday, 18 July, when the UN joins a call by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to devote 67 minutes of their time to helping others.For 67 years Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity – as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker and the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

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NY Times Paywall Off to A Great Start

first_imgdavid strom Tags:#Analysis#enterprise#news Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Since earlier this year, if you want to read more than 20 articles a month on nytimes.com, you have to either pay for a print subscription, pay for a digital subscription, or figure out another way to gain access. The early results are in, and the Grey Lady is doing well with its paywall, which costs at least $200 a year to. According to the Columbia Journalism Review’s Ryan Chittum, they have created 224,000 regular subscribers, another 57,000 iPad readers, and more have been added via a promotion from Lincoln cars (where the company purchased ads in exchange for free digital subs) as well as its 750,000 print subscribers. There is some hope for the newspaper after all. “It proves that, contra the naysayers, readers will pay good money for quality news. The anti-paywall folks said paywalls would kill traffic and slash digital ad revenues. The NYT is showing that idea was wrong,” says Chittum. Digital ad revenue grew by 16% in the first three months that the paywall was up. While this figure includes both the Times and the Boston Globe, and some probably includes the Lincoln promo, most of that revenue increase is from the Times. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

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Sachin to get honorary IAF post

first_imgSachin Tendulkar is set to have another feather on his cap with the Indian Air Force (IAF) deciding to confer him an honorary group captain’s post.  Sources said the IAF had considered giving Sachin an honorary wing commander’s post but top officials decided that the rank wasn’t befitting Sachin’s stature.  A group captain’s rank in the air force is equivalent to that of a colonel in the Army.  Sources said Sachin may also be invited by the IAF to fly a fighter jet this year to earn ‘wings’.last_img

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