Morrison heir named

first_imgGibson will join the group as non-executive deputy chairman in September, before stepping up to replace 75-year-old Morrison as chairman by March 2008. In the 1990s Gibson was the deputy chairman of rival retailer ASDA. He is chairman of Trinity Mirror and a non-executive director of Greggs, GKN and Northern Rock.last_img

Ole Miss and TCU create unlikely but exciting Peach Bowl

first_imgOXFORD — It’s the matchup no one saw coming, but is a potential boon for the Peach Bowl.No. 9 Ole Miss will play No. 6 TCU in the Atlanta-based bowl game on Dec. 31, which seemed unlikely for both schools just 48 hours before.The Horned Frogs (11-1) were No. 3 in last week’s College Football Playoff rankings, and therefore had reason to believe a blowout win of Iowa State on Saturday was enough to seal their stop in the top four. And the Rebels (9-3) were at home, believing they had lost one too many times this season.But Ohio State leap-frogged over TCU into the playoff, and a loss by Kansas State pushed Ole Miss into the New Year’s access bowl games. The College Football Playoff selection committee then put together the matchup: the nation’s No. 1 scoring defense (Ole Miss, 13.8 points per game) against the No. 2 scoring offense (TCU, 46.8).“You can’t write that up to have a better bowl game,” Peach Bowl president Gary Stokan said.Ole Miss headed to the Peach Bowl against TCUHow did coaches vote for Ole Miss in final poll?Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze and TCU coach Gary Patterson are friends, and both spoke at length about their respect for the other. Freeze even admitted that when Ole Miss beat then-No. 4 Mississippi State on Nov. 29, he told his assistant coaches that he hoped it would push TCU into the playoff.But he did not have as much confidence about his own team’s bowl chances until the favorites won on the last Saturday of the season; Freeze said he went to bed believing his team would make it into the top-10 and into one of the four bowl games just below the playoff.Perhaps because of that, Freeze said he was not concerned with ending the season, in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome, at the same place it started. Ole Miss beat Boise State 35-13 on Aug. 28, the start of a seven-game winning streak that propelled Ole Miss to as high as No. 3 nationally. The Rebels lost three in a row in the SEC, but recovered to beat Mississippi State (its second win against teams in the top 10).“To be one of the first teams chosen in the New Year’s six bowls and to come to a place that is extremely dear to us in Atlanta and particularly the Peach Bowl … we’re honored,” Freeze said.What Ole Miss has accomplished this season will be enough, Patterson insisted, for his team to get over the fact it is not playing in the Sugar or Rose Bowls as part of the playoff.“They wanted to play somebody that was a caliber of a top five team and we feel like Ole Miss is that team,” Patterson said.Ole Miss is going to its third-straight bowl game, but has not been the Peach since 1971. TCU has never been to Atlanta for a bowl game, and is coming off a 4-8 season that was only the second time in 16 years the Horned Frogs missed the postseason.“This senior class was redshirted when we won the Rose Bowl (in 2011),” Patterson said. “It was one of their goals to get back to one of these games.”Ole Miss is 5-1 against TCU alltime, but has not played the school since 1983. The programs previously met in the 1948 Delta Bowl and 1956 Cotton Bowl.last_img read more

Free FEI TV “on the go” Android app

first_img FALL in love with equestrian sport on the most romantic day of the year by downloading the free “FEI TV on the Go” Android app on St Valentine’s Day.The new app, available now on Android Markets, gives access to the latest high quality video-on-demand content, including competition highlights, interviews with top riders and international equestrian lifestyle features, as well as the latest FEI news, competition reports and rider rankings.Subscribers to FEI TV, the FEI’s official video service, can also use the app to watch premium content and live-streamed coverage of the most prestigious equestrian competitions, FEI series and Championships around the globe.The “FEI TV on the Go” app also allows users to add favourite live-streamed FEI events to mobile calendars and share content with the FEI and international equestrian community on Facebook and twitter.The “FEI TV on the Go” Android app follows the recently-launched iOS 7-ready iPhone app, and iPad and iPad mini apps launched in 2012, which are all available in the FEI TV app centre.Happy St Valentine’s Day to all lovers of equestrian sport! Tags: Home  »  General  »  Free FEI TV “on the go” Android app Free FEI TV “on the go” Android app 14 February 2014, 09:32last_img read more

Keylor Navas says he dreams of being Real Madrid No 1

first_imgKeylor Navas says he dreams of being Real Madrid’s No 1 next season.  The goalkeeper made a mistake against Espanyol which cost his side a goal, but has maintained his hope. “That I haven’t complained doesn’t mean that I have enjoyed myself,” said Navas.  CEST “I haven’t, but I have never lost my enthusiasm for working and I have given everything so that when I’ve been handed an opportunity to play I have been able to give my all. Navas has played just 11 times this season, letting in eight goals.  Upd. at 20:19 Asked about the fans booing Casillas and the fact the veteran may leave, he said: “These are all rumours that I don’t pay any attention to; at the moment there are good goalkeepers at Real Madrid who deserve respect.  Sport EN 18/05/2015 “Next year I hope to continue here with the same sense of calm, with desire, strength and this dream of being Real Madrid’s starting goalkeeper remains in my mind.” Iker Casillas may leave at the end of the season, though they are close to signing David de Gea to replace him.  “My mentality will never change whoever I am competing against. I hope next year I will have the chance to play more games.”last_img read more

Webinars promise connection and information

first_imgBy Danielle Kutchel Anglicare Victoria is hosting a series of webinars in the coming months to address issues raised by the community. The…[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