The Stern Center for Language and Learning has recentlyexpanded the staff at their Williston facility. Kim Johnson-Lesny, M.Ed.,has joined the staff as an Educational Diagnostician. Amy Davis, M.Ed.,and Gregory Martin, M.A. are Cinical Instructors. The Stern Center isnon-profit literacy organization with a satellite facility in White RiverJunction.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York This story was co-published with NPR’s Shots blog.This story has been updated.Few days went by last year when New Hampshire nephrologist Ana Stankovic didn’t receive a payment from a drug company.What the New ‘Collaborative Media’ Can MeanOur Dollars for Docs Database Search through nearly 15 million records to see if your doctor has received money from a drug or device company. Search for your physician.All told, 29 different pharmaceutical companies paid her $594,363 in 2014, mostly for promotional speaking and consulting, but also for travel expenses and meals, according to data released Tuesday detailing payments by drug and device companies to U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals. (You can search for your doctor on ProPublica’s updated Dollars for Docs interactive database.)Stankovic’s earnings were certainly high, ranking her about 250th among 606,000 doctors who received payments nationwide last year. What was more remarkable, though, was that she received payments on 242 different days — nearly every workday of last year.Reached by telephone Tuesday, Stankovic declined to comment. On her LinkedIn page, Stankovic lists herself as vice chief of staff at Parkland Medical Center HCA Inc. in Derry, New Hampshire, and as medical director of peritoneal dialysis at DaVita Inc., also in Derry.That doctors receive big money from the pharmaceutical industry is no surprise. The new data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shows that such interactions are widespread, with not only doctors, but thousands of dentists, optometrists, podiatrists and chiropractors receiving at least one industry payment from August 2013 to December 2014.What is being seen for the first time now is how ingrained pharmaceutical companies and their sales reps are in the lives of those who write prescriptions for their products. A ProPublica analysis found that 768 doctors received payments on more than half of the days in 2014. More than 14,600 doctors received payments on at least 100 days in 2014.Take Juichih Hsu, a Maryland doctor whose specialty is family medicine. She received payments on 286 days of 365, more than anyone else. Sometimes, she received meals from several drug companies on the same day. Hsu’s payments totaled $5,959 in 2014. She declined to comment when reached on Tuesday.“There are physician practices which have very deep relationships with pharmaceutical representatives, where they are a very integral part of the practice,” said Dr. Aaron Kesselheim, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School who has written about industry relationships with doctors. “Every day it’s another drug company coming in for a lunch. Sometimes it may be some drug companies are bringing breakfast and some are bringing lunch and it’s just part of the culture of the practice.”Sometimes there may be more at work than that.Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ServicesGraphic by: Cecilia Reyes/ProPublicaThe doctor with the second-highest number of interactions with drug and device reps, John Fritz, of Jersey City, N.J., logged payments on 256 days last year. His payments totaled $232,003. Fritz was indicted in June for referring patients to a medical imaging company from 2006 to 2013 in exchange for about $500,000 in kickbacks. He was charged with fraud and bribery, according to a release from the state attorney general’s office. A woman who answered the phone at his office on Tuesday said he declined to comment.Kesselheim said that to have such extensive contact with industry reps can indicate that doctors are getting their information about the drugs they prescribe from the companies that make them, and not from impartial sources. “There’s good evidence that that affects prescribing practices and physician behavior.”The drugs for which Stankovic received the most money to promote are costly. One, H.P. Acthar Gel, cost an average of nearly $39,000 a prescription, Medicare data from 2013 shows, and experts say there’s little evidence it works better than less expensive drugs. Another drug, Soliris, for which Stankovic received promotional payments is among the most expensive drugs in the world but is considered highly effective in treating serious kidney disease.ProPublica’s analysis turned up big differences in the number of industry interactions among physicians in different specialties. On average, doctors who received payments interacted with drug and device companies on 14 days last year, receiving an average of $3,325 in total.The nation’s 3,900 rheumatologists in the data averaged 40 days of interactions with drug and device companies, more than doctors in any other large specialty. They were followed closely by endocrinologists, electrophysiologists and interventional cardiologists. On the other end of the spectrum, dentists, chiropractors, neonatologists and pathologists had among the fewest interactions with drug and device makers.Some of the doctors who had the highest number of interactions were those ProPublica has previously identified as having high rates of brand-name prescribing in Medicare’s prescription drug program, known as Part D. Others have been mentioned in previous ProPublica stories about doctors who have received large payments from the drug industry. A number of experts, including Kesselheim, note that payments from industry may influence physicians’ choice of drugs.A spokeswoman for the pharmaceutical industry said in a statement that company interactions with doctors are important.“Collaboration between physicians and biopharmaceutical professionals is critical to improving the health and quality of life of patients,” the statement from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America said. “Clinical trials sponsored by biopharmaceutical companies have led to life-saving breakthroughs for people suffering from cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Physicians also provide real-world insights and valuable feedback to companies about their medicines to improve patient care. Educating the public about the nature of these collaborations helps patients understand in which ways these interactions can improve both their health and medical innovation.”ProPublica has been tracking industry payments to doctors since 2010. Our Dollars for Docs interactive database allowed people to search payments made by 17 companies between 2009 and 2013. Most of those companies were required to report their payments as a condition of legal settlements with the federal government.The data released Tuesday radically expands the amount of data available to patients — and ProPublica has overhauled Dollars for Docs to include these payments. The Physician Payment Sunshine Act, a part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, mandated that all drug and device companies publicly report payments to doctors. The transparency effort is called Open Payments.The government initially released some data last fall, covering the period of August to December 2013, but it was significantly redacted because of data inconsistencies. The data released Tuesday covers the period of August 2013 to December 2014. The data inconsistencies have been resolved.All told, 1,617 companies reported 15.7 million payments valued at $9.9 billion. Nearly all of those payments — 14.9 million — were classified as “general payments,” covering promotional speaking, consulting, meals, travel and royalties. They totaled $3.5 billion over the 17-month period.Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ServicesGraphic by: Cecilia Reyes/ProPublicaCorrection, July 2, 2015: This graphic included incorrect numbers for “Gift” and “Nonaccredited Training.” They have been corrected.There were far fewer research payments, 826,000, but they were valued at $4.8 billion. The remaining payments related to ownership or investment interests that doctors had in companies. Research and ownership payments are currently not shown in Dollars for Docs.Open Payments does not include money spent on drug samples left at doctors’ offices and doesn’t include the bulk of the money companies spend on independently administered continuing medical education, which they support with unrestricted grants. The government has tightened the rules for reporting such continuing education in the future.From August 2013 to December 2014, Genentech Inc. spent the most on general payments, $387.7 million, mostly royalties for its drugs Rituxan, Avastin and Herceptin to City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California. That was four times more than the second-ranked company, DePuy Synthes Products LLC, which spent $94.7 million, nearly all on royalties. Topera Inc., a small medical device company, came in third, with $93.1 million, almost exclusively acquisition payments to its physician founders from device maker Abbott Laboratories.Among other pharmaceutical companies, AstraZeneca spent the most on general payments ($90.9 million), followed by Pfizer ($82.1 million) and Allergan ($70.7 million). In a statement, AstraZeneca said that it believes “it is important to be open about the way we conduct our business and how we help people through our medicines and programs. We are committed to the highest standards of conduct in all of our operations, including how we partner with physicians and medical institutions.”Royalty fees, though few in number, accounted for $803.5 million in general payment spending in 2014, more than any other category. They were followed by promotional speaking ($632.4 million) and consulting ($369.4 million). Food and beverages accounted for the highest number of payments by far, 9.4 million, but these had a relatively low value of $224.5 million.ProPublica news application developers Mike Tigas and Lena Groeger and senior reporting fellow Annie Waldman contributed to this report.Update, July 8, 2015: Although Stankovic declined to comment for the initial story, she has now provided the following statement: “I am very passionate about clinical research and up to date medical information; and truly enjoy educating medical professionals on various complicated disease states. There is so much new information to be learned every day in medicine, but simply there is no enough time during the day, especially if provider has a busy medical practice. Many of the interactions that doctors have with pharmaceutical industry are needed in order to stay current with newer FDA approved therapies that may cure illnesses or slow progression of the complicated diseases. Patients should be able to appreciate those medical professionals who can thoroughly discuss all available treatment options on the market and warn them about possible side effects and contraindications.”Correction, July 2, 2015: This post has been corrected to change the average amount doctors received in payments in 2014. The graphic has also been corrected.Check Dollars for Docs to see whether your doctor has received payments from drug or medical device companies. Email us at [email protected] and tell us what you find.ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. 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She did just that, showing a flair for the dramatic in addition to her scoring touch. Her three-pointer with 0.1 seconds left lifted to the Fighting Irish to a 61-58 victory over Mississippi State.For those who donâ€™t follow womenâ€™s college hoops closely, here are a few things to know about the junior from Milwaukee.Her first name derives from her fatherâ€™s Nigeria, and sheâ€™s the youngest of Yolanda and Gregory Ogunbowaleâ€™s three kids, according to Notre Dame. Yolanda was a pitcher on the DePaul University softball team and Gregory played soccer and rugby, later serving in the Nigerian Army. Yolanda was Arikeâ€™s grade-school basketball coach.Her older brother, Oluwadare or Dare, was a running back at the University of Wisconsin and signed as an undrafted free agent with the Houston Texans in 2017. He has since been an offseason/practice squad acquisition of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins.Her cousin, Diamond Stone, plays in the NBAâ€™s G League and played for one season at the University of Maryland.Ogunbowale was a pretty good club soccer player, too, on teams that won four Wisconsin State Cup championships (Lake Country United, 2010-12, and FC Milwaukee, 2009.) But basketball was her focus, and she dominated, averaging better than 27 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals as a senior at Divine Savior Holy Angels, an all-girls Catholic school in Milwaukee. The Dashers went 26-2 and won their first Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association title that season, when she was chosen for the McDonaldâ€™s all-American Game.â€œI think she will be remembered as the greatest female player in the state of Wisconsin,â€ her high school coach, Jeff Worzella, wrote in an email to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. â€œShe plays the game at such a high level at times. I just sat there on the sidelines and was simply amazed at what she could do on the basketball floor.â€In addition to Notre Dame, Arikeâ€™s college choices came down to UCLA, Louisville, Ohio State and Wisconsin, but she chose Notre Dame because of her faith.â€œIâ€™ve been going to religious schools my whole life,â€ the 5-foot-8 guard said in the fall of 2014. â€œI went to a Lutheran grade school and a Catholic high school. I wanted to keep my faith base strong. â€œItâ€™s a great school, Hall of Fame coach [Muffet McGraw], great academics. I wanted to go into business and they have the No. 1 business school. Itâ€™s an all-around great system.â€She and Stone grew up in the same neighborhood and often played against one another.â€œWe treated her like one of the boys,â€ Stone said. â€œShe didnâ€™t get any calls. She played hard. Sheâ€™d get right back up. She had that toughness. I think thatâ€™s why sheâ€™s so successful right now.â€She has often credited that background with her success.â€œI had to be confident. I couldnâ€™t be scared. They treated me like one of them, so I think I just always had it in me,â€ she told the South Bend Tribune, when asked about playing against her brothers and other boys as a kid.For her parents, other things matter most.â€œThe thing people tell us most about her is what a great person she is,â€ Gregory Ogunbowale said in 2014. â€œThatâ€™s more important to us than basketball. Sheâ€™s always gone to religious schools, and she wanted to continue with that flavor. Weâ€™re blessed that she is. We know that sheâ€™s going to be a girl with values, and thatâ€™s more important to us.â€She averaged 11.4 points as a freshman at Notre Dame, the most for a Fighting Irish reserve in more than a decade. By her sophomore season she was a starter, averaging 15.9 points per game, 10th in the ACC, and scoring a career-high 32 points with nine rebounds in a Sweet 16 win over Ohio State. She became a national star this season, ranking in the top 20 in scoring with nearly 21 points a game and earning first-team all-ACC and second-team all-American honors. Her NCAA tournament star turn came during the best stretch of her career; she scored at least 20 points in five straight games culminating with the national semifinal, then finished with 18 points in the championship game.â€œSheâ€™s fearless,â€ Coach Muffet McGraw told the South Bend Tribune during the regular season. â€œShe doesnâ€™t mind if she misses a few shots. Sheâ€™s going to keep taking it, which is what you need. You have to have somebody that has that attitude of, â€˜I know I have to score, it doesnâ€™t matter what happened the last possession, this oneâ€™s going in.â€™â€ â€“ Culled from WASHINGTON POSTShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram NCAA BASKETBALL FINAL FOURHer first name means â€œsomething that you see and cherish,â€ a fitting description for a player who twice hit game-winning shots on the biggest stage in womenâ€™s basketball, lifting Notre Dame to an NCAA semifinal victory and to the national championship during one memorable weekend.Over a 48-hour stretch, Arike Ogunbowale became famous, if not quite a household name. No less a hoops eminence than Kobe Bryant noticed what she was doing, first on Friday night, when her game-winner with one second left in overtime knocked U-Conn. out of the tournament. When Ogunbowale tweeted that being noticed by Bryant (a U-Conn. fan who was at the semis) made her life â€œcomplete,â€ he admonished her about â€œfinishing the jobâ€ Sunday.
Papy Djilobodji 1 Southampton have opened negotiations with Nantes over the signing of Papy Djilobodji, according to reports in France.The defender will have one year remaining on his contract in the summer and is expected to leave if a club can stump up the £5m asking price.Newly-promoted Bournemouth are said to be keen on the 27-year-old, who has been a regular for Nantes in Ligue 1 season.But, according to L’Equipe, Eddie Howe’s side face competition from Southampton after they began talks with Nantes.Saints boss Ronald Koeman is wary he may lose on-loan defender Toby Alderweireld in the summer, with Tottenham expressing an interest.As a result, Senegal international Djilobodji is viewed as the ideal man to bolster the south coast club’s defence.
The top three most innovative digital ideas in the 2016 #HackJozi Challenge wereannounced in Johannesburg in late May, marking the end of an intensive six-weekboot camp for aspiring South African tech entrepreneurs.This year’s winner was Neo Hutiri, founder of Technovera, whose smart lockers cutthe time patients have to wait when collecting chronic medication at clinics fromseveral hours to just a few minutes.Placed second was a multidisciplinary team behind Tuta-Me, a mobile applicationconnecting qualified tutors and students, enabling students to receive one-on-onetutoring while helping tutors earn additional income.Third place went to Lomile Mokoka, an architect who developed eSubmit, an online platform for submitting building plan applications to municipalities.The winner gets R1-million in funding to fully develop the idea, while the two runners up each receive R350 000.#HackJozi is a collaboration between Wits University’s Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) and the Johannesburg municipal government, designed to accelerate early stage ICT start-ups. Three winners were chosen from a shortlist of 10 finalists who best used technology to solve everyday problems.Professor Barry Dwolatzky, director of the JCSE, said the competition helped buildskills in South African ICT. More than that, each of the finalists contributed tofinding solutions for some of South Africa’s most pressing problems, particularly ineducation and health.“The winners and finalists also addressed a third challenge in that they eachcontributed to developing entrepreneurship,” he said. “What South Africa needs isfor more people to believe they can create their own future, and #HackJozi helpedfoster that spirit in participants.”The end of the challenge isn’t the end of the journey for the winners and finalists,Dwolatzky said. “The JCSE will work with each of the 10 businesses, and the wonderful entrepreneurs behind them, for the next year, with the support from the City of Johannesburg, to help drive their future success.”The top 10 will also get a one-year free membership at the prestigious ICT Tshimologong Precinct in Braamfontein, another Wits University initiative.“#HackJozi gives the JCSE a great opportunity to work with local government to help launch 10 new ideas into the world,” Dwolatzky said. “Through the finalists’ success, we feed the digital economy with new business start-ups, where each new start-up means new jobs. #HackJozi is so important because it creates jobs, economic activity and the opportunity to build a tech ecosystem based on meaningful partnerships.”Dwolatzky said he was confident #HackJozi, now in its second year, would continue to go from strength to strength.“Year-on-year we’ve seen a step change and even more great businesses come through. I’m so optimistic that next year we’ll see a similar change, and that is a mark of great progress. #HackJozi is about making innovation happen and we’re doing something better every year.”The Joburg Centre for Software Engineering is a three-way partnership between the government, academia and industry. Based at Wits University, the JCSE’s wide variety of programmes and facilities make it pivotal to the growth of software development in South Africa and the rest of the continent.SouthAfrica.info reporter
There are many benefits to having a light meter. There are even more benefits to a light meter that is also a color meter you can read on your phone.This year at NAB, I came across a booth for a company called Illuminati. They were not a secret underground organization trying to impose a new world order — as their name might suggest — but rather a nice group of folks who have created what just might be my favorite new light/color meter.After a very successful kickstarter campaign, the Illuminati light meter has been out for a bit now, and it works great. I hadn’t heard of it myself until I found them at NAB, and let me be clear, this is not a sponsored post. I bought one for myself about 30 seconds in as they were explaining its functionality to me.At a price point well below most of the competition (usually in the $500 range — or much higher), with both a color meter and an incident-style light meter, this was too good to pass up.This particular meter has a very interesting form factor. I’m not sure how intentional the triangle shape was in relation to the company’s name, but the humor is not lost on me. However, the shape is actually quite functional.The meter itself is made of plastic and features a few little LEDs that flash to signify a successful bluetooth pairing (and other various bits of information). However, you can turn this light off if you don’t want it affecting your shot.A nice little magnetic kickstand comes with the meter — as well as a magnetic back that you can use to attach the device to your shirt or a lanyard. Both are very strong and work great.My favorite aspect of this little light meter is that you can leave it in the scene as you light. I tend to work as a one- or two-man band most of the time, and this device allows me to alter my light intensities and contrast ratios while looking at my phone and dialing in the exact look that I want. Of course, being able to do this without walking back and forth and taking readings is a great thing.The AppThe app has a great dashboard-type screen where you can add or remove meters based on the information that you’d like to see. All at once, you can keep tabs on a video light exposure meter, stills-style light exposure meter, color temperature, and chromaticity. You can even set an alarm in this screen.Each of these will update simultaneously based on the light hitting the meter.You can easily switch between a stills exposure meter or a video exposure meter with the touch of a button. This will switch between a shutter speed readout or a shutter angle readout.In the video meter, you can also change the frame-rate, as well as add ND filter amounts. All of this is super helpful.Perhaps my favorite part of the app is the remarkable color temperature meter. This addition to an already-affordable meter was the main selling point for me.The meter gives you a graph of the current color temperature of your light. However, it also contains presets of nearly every major lighting gel company that will provide new nodes on the graph, showing you what change in color temperature would result from using that particular gel. For instance, you’ll know how far a full CTB (color temperature blue) will push your light before you ever put it on the light itself.The app also includes chromaticity, which is a great tool for measuring the quality of the light hitting the meter.Now you no longer need to rely on camera tests and manufacturer information to tell you the lux and footcandles of the lights that you’re using. You can also keep track of the magenta and green shift.No more fretting over CRI. You’ll know exactly how to correct your lights for magenta or green shift.If you’re in the market for a light meter, I strongly suggest this one — especially if you’re just learning how and why to use them and you want something good to start with. However, this meter is a great option for beginners and experts alike.So far, it seems to do everything I need a light meter to do — with the added benefits bluetooth-capability and a robust color meter.Looking for more industry news? Check out these articles.NAB 2018: Panasonic Shows Off The EVA1’s Low-Light PerformanceNAB 2018 Announcement: Manfrotto Gear Sets Filmmakers FreeNAB 2018: The New Zeiss CP.3 Lens Line Is HereNAB 2018 Announcement: Meet Sigma’s 14-24mm f/2.8 Art LensNAB 2018: Aputure Upgrades Their Beloved 120d LED
The following sales strategies are generally underrated, overlooked, or ignored. In some cases, they are highly unpopular in a world that is enamored with transactions, immediate gratification, and technologies that promise efficiency, a promise that is mostly a lie. These four strategies are also battle-tested, which is to say, have passed the test and created a competitive advantage.When you sell, you are trying to create a preference to work with you and your team, excluding your competition. What I mean when I write about value creation is your approach, your strategy, and your ability to be consultative.Shaping the Client’s ViewSadly, the sales profession is falling behind when it comes to shaping the client’s view of their problem and the potential solutions. Those who struggle still hold on to the belief that they are going to win large, complex B2B sales by relying on their company’s reputation and their solution. While these things may provide some small benefit, they do nothing to shape the prospective client’s understanding of their problem, what exactly they should do about it, or how they should go about changing.You shape the primary question the client is asking by providing context that modifies the lens through which they view their problem, challenge, or opportunity (see Eat Their Lunch, Chapter 2) Can you help them make sense of their world and their business? Can you help them understand what their choices are and why they should choose one course of action over others?Win customers away from your competition. Check out Eat Their LunchWe resist doing hard things.Having a Physical PresenceMost salespeople—and the sales organizations for whom they work—are not interested in the strategy of showing up. The desire to be efficient with time, our changing communication preferences, and our desire to transact (i.e., Amazon.com), has salespeople mistakenly believing they can have the sales conversation over email.At the very time I am writing these words, a salesperson I know has a scheduled meeting with a prospect in their prospect’s home office. She is meeting with them on her vacation. No one else competing for this business will have visited the client in their home office. What do you believe her chances of winning might be?There is a tremendous competitive advantage to having a physical presence. You show you care enough to come and learn about the client and their needs. You get to meet the people who are making the decision, and you get to understand what they want from you. Even more, they get to see you writing down what they say, an indication that you are going to try to give them what they want.The approach here is the opposite of what we might describe as the pen pal theory of selling.Stealing TimeThis approach is underrated, and mainly because there is little will to have a physical presence. Your prospective client is going to spend time with a few salespeople or sales organizations. Unless you are in an RFP and limited to one hour to sell (strategy here), you are competing for time.My friends at Gartner shared with me that buyers spend something like 18% of their time working on a purchase with salespeople. Generally, each sales organization gets something like 6% of their time. The more time you command, the more time you have to sell effectively and create a preference to work with you.In all things, you want an asymmetrical advantage. If you could double the time you spend with the client, you create a competitive advantage. You might also limit the time they have for your competitors. The strategy here is very much like clock management in a football game; if I have the control of the ball, I can keep you on defense and prevent you from scoring.Defining or Revising the ProcessWho controls the process wins. My second book, The Lost Art of Closing, is about controlling the process and ensuring your dream client makes and keeps the commitments necessary for making a good decision. The book is practical and tactical, even if the word “closing” frightens people into believing it is an old school, Glengarry Glenn Ross approach (it is, in fact, quite the opposite).No more pushy sales tactics. The Lost Art of Closing shows you how to proactively lead your customer and close your sales. When you are selling, you are helping your prospective client with a better outcome. Much of the time, they don’t know what they need to do or why they need to do it. So, they skip some of the commitments. They try to accelerate the process by having a single meeting and asking for a proposal, even though there are other conversations and decisions they need to have first.The person who can define the process—or revise it—creates a competitive advantage. If your competitors are not having the same conversations and are operating from a model that suggests they follow the client’s lead, you create a gap between their experience with you and their experience with your competition.Executing the 4 StrategiesIt is unlikely that these strategies conflict with your sales process. Nor will they lessen the effectiveness of any of your sales methodologies. You won’t hear complaints from your sales manager (with the execution of a more considerable expense report from trips to meet clients), nor will your dream clients gripe about you spending time with them or helping them solve their problems.What’s difficult about these strategies is changing your behaviors and doing the work. 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Late goalkeeping heroics of Debjit Majumder earned ATK their first win the season as they beat Mumbai City FC 1-0 at the Mumbai Sports Arena on Sunday.Robin Singh’s 54th minute goal turned out to be the winner in the match as the defending champions broke the shackles to climb to the eighth spot in the table.Mumbai City FC had come into the game hoping to take all three points to leapfrog local rivals FC Pune City into the top four position in the ISL table but ATK had other plans.With the win, ATK have now pushed NorthEast United and Delhi Dynamos to the ninth and last place [email protected] got their #HeroISL season up and running with a hard-earned win against @MumbaiCityFC!More videos: https://t.co/cVyUhTONeX#ISLRecap #LetsFootball #MUMKOL pic.twitter.com/57KL282QfN- Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) December 17, 2017In the first half, Mumbai City No.1 Amrinder Singh had to make a couple of smart saves to keep ATK attackers at bay. In the 37th minute of the game, Alexandre Guimaraes’ side had earned a corner but ATK defended their line well and it almost resulted in a goal at the other end. Zequinha made a bursting run from his own half and forced Singh to make a save at his near post.The Portuguese winger gave Mumbai City defenders a torrid time the entire night. Mumbai defender Mehraj-Ud-Din Wadoo, who was playing right-back, was finding it really hard to deal with Zequinha’s raw pace.advertisementThe second half began much like the first one. The Mumbai City FC goalkeeper was again called into action five minutes after the restart. This time it was Robbie Keane’s turn to test Singh. In the 54th minute, ATK finally had their goal and it was Zequinha who created the opening. After another purposeful run down the wing, the Portuguese sent in a cross into the Mumbai box which was turned in to the goal by Robin Singh at near-post.Zequinha whipped in an inviting cross, and @robin_singh_23 got the deftest of touches to give @WorldATK the lead. #LetsFootball #MUMKOL pic.twitter.com/LQbVGYQqVC- Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) December 17, 2017Stung by the goal, Mumbai City FC responded well. Everton Santos’s cross in the 66th minute found Balwant Singh at the far post. The striker’s header was only parried by ATK goalkeeper Debjit Majumder which resulted in a melee inside the box. Alas, Mumbai failed to do anything significant.In added time, Guimaraes’s side had a glorious opportunity to snatch a late draw but ATK goalkeeper Majumder came up with a heroic save to deny the home side. Achille Emana’s drilled cross was parried by Majumder into the path of Pranjal Bhumij at the far post. The winger went for goal but Majumder got up in time to cap a fine save.Debjit pulled off a stunning double save here!Watch it LIVE on @hotstartweets: https://t.co/aFxoYPxOjn JioTV users can watch it LIVE on the app. #ISLMoments #MUMKOL #LetsFootball pic.twitter.com/Ea1EuOFKNT- Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) December 17, 2017CHENNAYIN GRAB LATE WINNER TO DOWN BENGALURU FC AT FORTRESSDhanpal Ganesh grabbed dramatic winner with just two minutes left on the clock as Chennaiyin FC beat hosts Bengaluru FC 2-1 at the Sree Kanteevara Stadium on Sunday.Photo Credit: ISL Ganesh’s winner silenced the Fortess that kept buzzing throughout the game.In a match that was billed as a ‘Southern Derby’ with both coaches making it clear that there was an added motivation to win this one, Jeje Lalpekhlua provided Chennaiyin FC with the lead in the fifth minute.It stayed that way till the end of the first half but Bengaluru FC, who have scored most of their goals in the second session, got the equaliser in the 85th minute.With five minutes still left to be played, Bengaluru FC fancied their chances of even securing the winner but the much-celebrated match-winner came at the other end as Ganesh headed home in the 88th minute.It was a dramatic end to an scintillating clash that took Chennaiyin to 12 points from six matches, the same as Bengaluru FC and FC Goa, who have a match in hand. Chennaiyin FC, however, are placed third with an inferior goal difference.Drama, goals and so much more in Bengaluru as @ChennaiyinFC grabbed the three points with an exciting win over @bengalurufc!More videos: https://t.co/cVyUhTONeX #ISLRecap #LetsFootball #BENCHE pic.twitter.com/5ky7iMXCME- Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) December 17, 2017John Gregory’s side put up a commendable team performance, although it was a great defensive display from players like captain Henrique Sereno, Mailson Alves, Inigo Calderon and Dhanpal Ganesh which helped them hand Bengaluru FC their first defeat at home this season.advertisementChennaiyin FC were also helped by an early goal, scored by their top Indian goal-scorer, Jeje. It came in slightly lucky circumstances as Lenny Rodrigues’s clearance deflected off Chhetri and landed right in front of Jeje who did well to slam it past goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu.The ball falls kindly for @jejefanai – who buries it! #LetsFootball #BENCHE pic.twitter.com/wro9VHCKml- Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) December 17, 2017Bengaluru FC coach Albert Roca made six changes to his side as he rested Juanan, Subhasish Bose, Udanta Singh, Erik Paartalu and Braulio Nobrega along with goalkeeper Lalthuammawia Ralte and it showed in their performance as they could not impose themselves on the opposition. Even their highest goalscorer, Miku, who scored in the last four matches, was kept quiet throughout.It was only in the second session that Bengaluru showed more urgency, and with Udanta on the field, chances came thick and fast. Captain Chhetri missed from close range early in the second half but more than made up for that miss with a superb equaliser in the 85th minute. Left unmarked, Chhetri simply picked up a pass from Toni Dovale and gave Chennaiyin goalkeeper Karanjit Singh no chance with his half-volley.A rocket of a volley from @chetrisunil11 brought @bengalurufc level! #LetsFootball #BENCHE pic.twitter.com/AWLYpcqo9V- Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) December 17, 2017Chhetri appeared to have rescued a crucial point and saved Bengaluru’s proud home record at the Fortress. However, Dhanpal Ganesh silenced the crowd in the 88th minute when he rose high to meet a corner from Rene Mihelic.
The local media have been capturing all of the action, as you can see by clicking on the links below.Make sure you watch the Channel Seven local news at 6.00pm and WIN News at 6.30pm to watch coverage of the teams in action. Also make sure you buy a copy of the Sunshine Coast Daily for daily coverage of the event. To view today’s story from the Sunshine Coast Daily, please click on the following link:http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/story/2010/03/11/pineapples-stand-tall-but-fall-in-series-opener/To view a gallery from the Sunshine Coast Daily, please click on the following link:http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/photos/galleries/australian-touch-footy-titles-kawana/
To view the Channel, please click on the following link:www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus To view the games from day one, please click on the following links:New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges v Hunter Western Hornets (18’s Girls) – http://www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus#p/u/6/CMKs9fwtizMBrisbane City Cobras v Tasmania (18’s Girls) – http://www.youtube.com/user/TouchFootballAus?feature=mhee#p/u/8/VfDHHZ_LU-g New South Wales Combined High Schools v South West Queensland Swans (18’s Girls) – http://www.youtube.com/user/TouchFootballAus?feature=mhee#p/u/7/wKHpNESuQdI Sydney Scorpions v Tasmania (18’s Boys) – http://www.youtube.com/user/TouchFootballAus?feature=mhee#p/u/6/DFvXYqJsNds