Thailand rejects AIS offer, to hold re-auction in May

first_imgHomeAsiaNews Thailand rejects AIS offer, to hold re-auction in May Previous ArticleChina Mobile trials centralised RAN at stadiumNext ArticleAirtel to gain pan-India 4G footprint with Aircel spectrum deal 900MHz spectrumAISJas MobileNBTCre-auctionTrue Tags Author AIS looks to LG Uplus for immersive 5G content UPDATED 12/4: The Thai government rejected AIS’ offer to match Jas Mobile’s failed bid for a 900MHz licence and has called for the regulator to bring the re-auction date forward by a month to 27 May.Market leader AIS, the second highest bidder for the 4G block, told the telecoms regulator last week it would pay THB75.65 billion ($2.1 billion) for the 10MHz of 900MHz spectrum forfeited by Jas Mobile, but the government rejected the offer to avoid allegations of favouritism, the Bangkok Post reported.National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) chairman Takorn Tantasith said a re-auction offered the best option for all sides and would avoid possible legal challenges by other parties, which would cause further delays.True had urged the NBTC to push ahead with the planned re-auction in order not to lose credibility. The Post reported True CFO Noppadol Dej-Udom as saying the re-auction can expect serious competition between AIS and dtac, leading to higher bidding prices. He didn’t say if True plans to participate.NBTC’s draft rules had barred True, which won spectrum in both the 900MHz and 1.8GHz bands last year, from participating, but the government said all operators can join except for Jas Mobile.Next month’s re-auction will have a reserve price of THB75.65 billion, the winning bid by Jas Mobile, which forfeited the 4G licence last month when it couldn’t meet the payment schedule.The prime minister is expected to approve the updated draft rules today. Relatedcenter_img Thai energy company bids $5.4B for AIS AIS top-line grows on device gains Joseph Waring AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 11 APR 2016 Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more Asia last_img read more

Distancing Darwin from Racism Is a Fool’s Errand

first_imgDarwin the Neo-Lamarckian Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man Of course Lamarckism need not be expressed as benighted racial and gender prejudice. Gershon’s characterization of Lamarckian evolution as “bizarre” is simply scientifically wrong. For example, geneticist Eva Jablonka is presently arguing for a more Lamarckian approach, as is bioengineer Raju Pookottil, cell biologist Mariusz Nowacki, and biophysicist Yoav Soen. Again, Rupert Sheldrake sheds some light: Photo: Visitors admire the iconic Darwin statue at London’s Natural History Museum, by Thomas Fabian, via Flickr.A recent article by Livia Gershon examines so-called “Bizarre Theories of the American School of Evolution.” She tries to implicitly distance Darwin from racism by suggesting that his outspoken critic, famed paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope (1840-1897), opposed women’s suffrage and equality for African Americans as “two perils of the Indo-European.” These racist and misogynistic views, insists Gershon, were shared by the “American School” of evolutionary anthropology, a group that had morphed from the polygenism of a previous generation led by men like Samuel George Morton (1799-1851), Louis Agassiz (1807-1873), and Josiah Clark Nott (1804-1873) into a new brand of neo-Lamarckian theory. According to the article, “They [Cope and his colleagues] rejected Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. Instead, they built on the work of French naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744-1829). Unlike Darwin, Lamarck believed that acquired characteristics like strong muscles could be passed on to descendants.” Gershon continues, “In humans, Lamarck argued, sentiment — emotional responses to physical sensations — gradually made physical changes in the body.”  Editor’s note: For more on Darwinism’s enduring legacy of racism, watch the award-winning documentary Human Zoos: Darwin’s Bulldog Was No Better Historically, Darwin and his cohorts were just as racist and gender biased as Cope or anyone else of their era. As I have pointed out, Darwin was certainly as racist as the notorious species fixist Louis Agassiz. And Darwin’s Bulldog, Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895), was no better, arguing shortly after the American Civil War that blacks were doomed now that they were cut free from the purported protective influences of their owners. Huxley stated boldly that “no rational man, cognizant of the facts, believes that the average negro is the equal, still less the superior, of the average white man.” In fact, one man did, the Darwinists’ arch enemy Richard Owen (1804-1892). A fascinating examination of this important point is presented in Christopher E. Cosans’ Owen’s Ape & Darwin’s Bulldog.  Such a historical context makes Lamarckian distinctions — racial or otherwise — meaningless.  Our Debt to the Scientific Atheists Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Michael FlanneryFellow, Center for Science and CultureMichael A. Flannery is professor emeritus of UAB Libraries, University of Alabama at Birmingham. He holds degrees in library science from the University of Kentucky and history from California State University, Dominguez Hills. He has written and taught extensively on the history of medicine and science. His most recent research interest has been on the co-discoverer of natural selection, Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913). He has edited Alfred Russel Wallace’s Theory of Intelligent Evolution: How Wallace’s World of Life Challenged Darwinism (Erasmus Press, 2008) and authored Alfred Russel Wallace: A Rediscovered Life (Discovery Institute Press, 2011). His research and work on Wallace continues. Share “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide “A Millennial Ascent into Perfection” It is inaccurate to divide 19th-century evolutionary racial theory on the basis of a Lamarckian litmus test in any case. The reason is that although Cope was a neo-Lamarckian, so was Darwin. Neither Gershon nor Schuller mentions Darwin’s pangenesis theory of inheritance, which was Lamarckian. As evolutionary historian Peter Bowler has point out in Evolution: The History of an Idea, “Darwin’s lifelong commitment to a limited amount of Lamarckism and to what was later called blending inheritance (the mixture of parental characters) were integral parts of his worldview.” Biologist Rupert Sheldrake in Science Set Free agrees: Recommended What a shame that Schuller sent Gershon on such a fool’s errand. Both returned empty-handed and ended up looking either deceitful or ignorant. I’ll assume the latter; it seems the more charitable conclusion. Historian of science and social anthropologist Henrika Kuklik (1942-2013) was even more emphatic, stating that “scholars have wasted their time trying to exonerate Darwin of responsibility for Social Darwinism, for he was a Social Darwinist.” There is, of course, no mention of this by the gender studies expert Schuller. center_img TagsAdrian DesmondAfrican AmericansAnglo-SaxonsCharles DarwinCharles KingsleyChristopher E. CosansCivil WarDarwinismEdward Drinker CopeEva Jablonkaevolutionevolutionary anthropologyHenrika KuklikJames MooreJean-Baptiste LamarckJosiah Clark NottKyla SchullerLamarckian theoryLivia GershonLouis AgassizPeter BowlerRacismRupert SheldrakeRutgers UniversitySamuel George MortonSocial DarwinismThe Descent of ManThomas Henry HuxleyWilliam Grahamwomen’s suffrageYoav Soen,Trending A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to All For Darwin, racial superiority was “survival of the fittest” put into terms of national expansion and even of human progress. Moreover, that progress was defined in explicitly racial terms. Darwin believed this was confirmed in the “science” of craniotomy, the idea that races could be ranked by measuring the cranial capacities of their respective skulls. If Cope could be a racist by “sentiment,” Darwin could confirm his racism in the cold, hard “facts” of his racialized science. Did he [Darwin] see society, like nature, progress by culling its unfit members? “Social Darwinism” is often taken to be something extraneous, an ugly concretion added to the pure Darwinian corpus after the event, tarnishing Darwin’s image. But his notebooks make plain that competition, free trade, imperialism, racial extermination, and sexual inequality were written into the equation from the start — “Darwinism” was always intended to explain human society. Culture & Ethics In Darwin’s day, most people assumed that acquired characteristics could indeed be inherited. Jean-Baptiste Lamarck had taken this for granted in his theory of evolution published more than fifty years before Darwin’s, and the inheritance of acquired characteristics was often referred to as “Lamarckian inheritance.” Darwin shared this belief and cited many examples to support it. In this respect Darwin was a Lamarckian, not so much because of Lamarck’s influence but because he and Lamarck both accepted the inheritance of acquired characteristics as a matter of common sense. It is this “sentimental” view that allegedly permitted the kind of racial and gender-biased calculus to permeate the thinking of the “American School” in contrast supposedly to Darwin, whose “random, amoral process” of blind evolution simply allowed the chips to fall where they might without such judgmental prejudices. Actually, Gershon is merely highlighting an article by Rutgers University Women’s and Gender Studies professor Kyla Schuller, “Taxonomies of Feeling: The Epistemology of Sentimentalism in Late-Nineteenth-Century Racial and Sexual Science,” written in a dense, anfractuous academese. It is best not to wander too deeply into Schuller’s intellectual weeds except to say that it only adds tortuous detail to the summary errors of Gershon’s briefer piece. So in the interest of keeping this simple, let’s just say that the most “bizarre” aspect of this is not neo-Lamarckism, but rather the strange bifurcated equation that neo-Lamarckism = racial and gender bias while Darwinism = objective “science” shorn of all prejudicial baggage. This is demonstrably wrong historically and scientifically. The taboo against the inheritance of acquired characteristics began to dissolve around the turn of the millennium. There is a growing recognition that some acquired characteristics can indeed be inherited. This kind of inheritance is now called “epigenetic inheritance.” In this context, the word “epigenetic” signifies “over and above genetics.” Some kinds of epigenetic inheritance depend on chemical attachments to genes, particularly of methyl groups. Genes can be “switched off” by the methylation of the DNA itself or of the proteins that bind to it. Schuller’s blinkered views are only magnified by Gershon’s repeating them. It is astonishing that such stunning ignorance of history and science can be displayed in an academic publication, only to be repeated by way of summation. But this is what happens when an article — peer-reviewed or not — says the “right” things. Clearly, historical and scientific accuracy takes a back seat to providing cover for Darwin’s own views on race and gender. Details and facts are easily swept under the rug when sanitizing Darwin. But finger-pointing at “bizarre theories” and one-sided race-baiting are thin disguises for a worldview that lives in a glass house.  Simply Scientifically Wrong Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis As for women, Darwin was no champion of gender equality. As he stated in the Descent of Man, “Man is more courageous, pugnacious, and energetic than woman, and has a more inventive genius.” With their male counterparts having a brain that is “absolutely larger,” Darwin doubted that women could possibly surmount their biological limitations. Nevertheless, social class could create, for Darwin, a state of general improvement for women. But according to Darwin it was male selection mediated by social class that made the difference. Again in the Descent he writes,  What Schuller and Gershon are trying to protect Darwinism from are the social applications to which it has been so prone. Indeed, Darwin was as much committed to a racialized and misogynistic ethos as any of his generation. What Adrian Desmond and James Moore wrote nearly thirty years ago in Darwin remains as true as ever:  Gershon and Schuller seem to imply that part of Cope’s problem was that “Many Anglo-Saxons looked forward not just to ongoing biosocial evolution but also to a millennial ascent into perfection.” Perhaps, but so did Darwin! Writing to the Rev. Charles Kingsley (1819-1879) on February 6, 1862, he stated, “It is very true what you say about the higher races of men, when high enough, replacing & clearing off the lower races. In 500 years how the Anglo-Saxon race will have spread & exterminated whole nations; & in consequence how much the human race, viewed as a unit, will have risen in rank.” He voiced the same sentiment years later in a letter to Irish philosopher and political economist William Graham (1839-1911) on July 3, 1881, “Remember what risks the nations of Europe ran, not so many centuries ago of being overwhelmed by the Turks, and how ridiculous such an idea now is. The more civilised so-called Caucasian races have beaten the Turkish hollow in the struggle for existence. Looking to the world at no very distant date, what an endless number of the lower races will have been eliminated by the higher civilised races throughout the world.”  It appears to me with justice, that the members of our aristocracy, including under this term all wealthy families in which primogeniture has long prevailed, from having chosen during many generations from all classes the more beautiful women as their wives, have become handsomer, according to the European standard of beauty, than the middle classes; yet the middle classes are placed under equally favourable conditions of life for the perfect development of the body.  Evolution Distancing Darwin from Racism Is a Fool’s ErrandMichael FlanneryNovember 23, 2020, 6:49 AM Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tourlast_img read more

Weekly unemployment claims spike again, over 1,400

first_imgVermont Business Magazine New weekly unemployment claims in Vermont edged above 1,400 last week. Claims had been very low during the summer, trending under 500, but have been high since early October. After five weeks of increases, claims were down for two weeks before again increasing the last two. Levels this year had been running consistently lower than those of last year, but are now nearly the same. For the week of November 29, 2014, there were 1,428 new, regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance in Vermont. This is an increase of 422 from the previous week’s total, and 37 fewer than they were a year ago. According to Mathew Barewicz, Economic & Labor Market Information Chief at the Vermont Department of Labor, the cause of the increase was predominately the result of “a seasonal transition. This past week was much higher than the previous week but slightly lower than this time last year.”Altogether 6,292 new and continuing claims were filed, an increase of 310 from a week ago and 5 fewer than a year ago. The Department processed 1 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), the same as the previous week.There were no Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program. There were zero Tier III claims. The Tier I, II and III programs expired on December 28, 2013. Congress would need to act to renew these extended benefit programs. SEE STORYThe total for all programs was 6,293 claims, 310 more than last week, and 683 fewer than the same time last year.The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/(link is external). Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/lmipub.htm#uc(link is external)Vermont’s unemployment rate held at 4.4 percent in October as jobs were added. It was as low as 3.3 percent in May. SEE STORY.last_img read more

Stressed at Work? Blame Your Email.

first_imgThe Wall Street Journal: A new lexicon is emerging to describe the unique stresses of work in the 21st century.Researchers have coined a term, “telepressure,” to describe our urge to respond immediately to emails. The definition also includes those who find themselves repeatedly thinking about how they need to return a note to their colleague or jot an email back to their boss.“You have trouble cognitively letting it go,” said Larissa K. Barber, an assistant professor of psychology at Northern Illinois University.Barber and a colleague recently authored a paper that links this preoccupation with work communication – it can also apply to texts, she said – to burnout. Workers exhibiting higher levels of telepressure were more likely to agree with statements like “I have no energy for going to work in the morning” and “I feel like my batteries are dead.” In addition to feeling fatigued, they also tended to be more unfocused and unable to think clearly.Read the whole story: The Wall Street Journal More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

ADRF DAS Solutions Address New Frequency Bands for Support CBRS and LAA

first_imgAdvanced RF Technologies (ADRF), one of the largest pure-play in-building Distributed Antenna System (DAS) provider, debuted a variety of product enhancements at the Verizon Technology User Forum (VZTUF) event held in Austin, Texas.At this event ADRF highlighted a number of developments is support for a variety of new spectrum bands. They are rolling out support for the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) and Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) bands for the ADXV Series. The ADXV is capable of transporting frequencies from 700 to 2600 MHz plus VHF and UHF regardless of protocol or modulation. The ADXV Series DAS has two main components: the Head End (HE) and the Remote Unit (RU) and ensures that all commercial and public safety bands in the US and Canada are supported.This makes ADRF the first DAS provider to support the so-called innovation band and 5 GHz spectrum. These bands enable ADRF’s DAS solutions to be used in environments where enterprise clients have built their own LTE network, while also expanding ADRF’s potential client base to include the cable providers who have been experimenting with using the spectrum as a fiber replacement to solve for the last mile.With the proliferation of IoT and the imminent boom of 5G, blanket connectivity across a wide range of frequencies becomes more critical. ADRF modular solutions offer enterprises and carriers the ability to future-proof their DAS investments, while improving communications and data transfer for end users for today.During the forum, ADRF also showcased interoperability between its DAS and repeaters and a leading small cell platform. These combined solutions allow ADRF to offer robust, modern yet highly cost efficient solutions to not only carrier customers, but also the fast growing enterprise market. In addition, the company announced that its SDR-ICS, a high-powered outdoor modular digital repeater with patented Interference Cancellation System, would add support for the 700 MHz to 2.5 GHz spectrum, making the device more flexible for outdoor venues and municipalities looking for coverage improvements for cell phone connectivity.last_img read more

Korliss Marshall set to return for Hogs

first_imgPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-17:7b7a8d886033a6c1346a7e5f Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-685802-3877784159001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema said that running back Korliss Marshall returned to the practice field this week and should play when the Hogs host LSU in a couple weeks.Marshall has been suspended for the last three games for undisclosed violation of team rules. Bielema said that the sophomore from Osceola is “on his last chance.”The Razorbacks are on bye this week before taking on LSU on November 8 at 7 pm on ESPN2.last_img read more

Derik is set to leave Real Madrid after 13 years at the club

first_img 03/07/2015 Sport EN Derik arrived at Real Madrid’s youth academy at the age of eight, and has since moved onwards to play for the first team in an unofficial game during the Trofeo Bernabeu in 2012. The 22-year-old defender showed gratitude to Real Madrid on Instagram, as they have permitted him “to experience the best moments” of his life and years as a player. Upd. at 18:51 According to the player himself, he is leaving the club in order “to embark on a new adventure” with the hope that “a ‘goodbye’ will become a ‘see you later’.” CEST Spain U21 international Derik Osede has explained on social media that he will be leaving Real Madrid’s Castilla after 13 years in the club’s youth system, in order to “go on a new adventure.” Last season, he played under the tutelage of Zinedine Zidane. He played a total of 22 games and was the third captain of the side.last_img read more

Hair free, care free

first_imgTommy McMaster woke up on Saturday morning with a head full of shoulder length hair and brushed it for 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. By Jessica Anstice last_img

L.V. Rogers Bombers Life of the Party

first_img“We played well and there were a lot of great individual performances, but what was most impressive from the girls was how they played a strong team game,” said LVR Coach Jennifer Kidd.The Bombers beat Grand Forks Secondary (25-8,25-23), host JL Crowe (25-11,25-11) and Boundary Secondary (25-10, 25-7) in the Friday round-robin portion of the tournament. On Saturday morning, LVR ran their record to a perfect 4-0 with a victory over Kaslo’s J.V. Humprhies (25-12,25-10) without losing a single game in all their matches.The round-robin record earned Nelson a buy into the semi-final where they beat Castlegar’s Stanley Humphries (25-8, 25-12) to book a spot in the tournament final against the Grand Forks Secondary Wolves.Dominant serving and a synchronized effort by the Bombers helped the girls clinch the title over the Wolves (25-8, 25-16).“It was terrific to see the girls play the game with confidence and trust in each other, that’s when their game flows and is taken to a higher level,” said Kidd. “If they play this way for the rest of the season, we should continue with good results.”Next up for the Bombers is a trip to Salmon Arm on the November 3-4 followed by best-of-five playdown against JL Crowe to see which school will represent the West Kootenay at the BC High School AAA Provincials in early-December. The LV Rogers Bombers senior girls volleyball team came home with the hardware from the annual JL Crowe Block Party tournament after a dominating weekend in Trail.The Bombers didn’t lose a single game over the two-day tournament that featured teams from across the West Kootenay and Boundary. It was the second year in a row that the Nelson team captured top spot.last_img read more

Gaelic Games Coming Home this year

first_imgA total of 87 teams from 20 countries will travel to Dublin for a week-long festival of Gaelic games activity between August 7 and 14 at UCD’s Belfield campus, with the finals being played at Croke Park. More than 1,700 Gaelic footballers, hurlers and camogie players from 10 regions around the globe are bringing Gaelic games home to Ireland for the 2016 Etihad Airways GAA World Games in Dublin this August. Teams from as far away as Australia, South Africa and Argentina will be present, as well as teams from China, Canada, the Middle East, the US, Europe and Britain. It is expected that as many as 7,000 people will be involved in the Etihad Airways GAA World Games festival in Dublin between players, team officials, administrators, families and supporters.The GAA will host the visiting teams in a grand opening ceremony at Croke Park before the All – Ireland senior hurling semi-final on August 7, an event that will have a massive TV audience through RTE, Sky and GAAGo.More than 500 games will be played over the course of the week-long festival.The visiting teams will also take part in a major cultural heritage night and concert at the Helix Theatre in DCU and a dedicated coaching forum before a closing ceremony at Croke Park at the end of the week.Aogán Ó Fearghail, Uachtarán CLG, said: “The success of last year’s Etihad Airways GAA World Games in Abu Dhabi is still fresh in the memory and everyone involved in the GAA is very eager to see that we continue to develop this exciting initiative.“In the years immediately after the formation of the GAA in 1884, Michael Cusack described the growth and expansion of Gaelic games activity as “being like a prairie fire.” This event will showcase the extent to which the passion and participation for Gaelic games has now spread far beyond our shores and will acknowledge the keepers of this flame.“It is an event that simply would not be possible without the support and commitment of Etihad Airways which has played an integral part in making the dream of a GAA World Games become a reality.“It is also important to recognise the support of Tony Towell and all in O’Neill’s for ensuring that every team that competes here in August will really look the part.”Beatrice Cosgrove, General Manager for Ireland at Etihad Airways, said: “Etihad Airways is delighted to be a part of the continuing success story that is the GAA World Games. Through the Etihad Partners’ expansive network of routes we are constantly reminded of the global reach of the Irish diaspora and of the integral part that the GAA and Gaelic Games play in the lives of the Irish communities overseas.“Just as our sponsorship of the GAA Hurling All-Ireland championship is a chance for us to be part of something special, we are excited that the GAA World Games is a competition that will grow and has the potential to be an integral part of the GAA calendar.”The scale of the 2016 Etihad Airways GAA World Games represents a tripling in size of the inaugural GAA World Games which was hosted by Etihad Airways and successfully staged in Abu Dhabi last summer.It is planned to twin each of the visiting teams with a host club from Dublin, Kildare and Meath which will enable them to forge new links with Ireland and also gain expert coaching while they are here. It will also increase their support base.This event is being held in Dublin this August to highlight the phenomenal global expansion of GAA clubs overseas with more than 400 GAA clubs now in existence outside of Ireland.From Abu Dhabi to Zambia, the games that are played in every corner of Ireland are now being played in every corner of the world. It means that the GAA now has an active world-wide club presence from Montreal to Madrid, Mullingar to Moscow and Melbourne.A key feature of the 2016 World Games event will be that the  growing number of new GAA clubs made up of non-native Irish people who have discovered Gaelic games and have made it their sport of choice.Among others, this diversity will be evidence by a native Chinese ladies football team and a native South African men’s football team who have confirmed that they will travel to take part.The GAA will support the event with a major publicity campaign, as well as providing an army of volunteers who will help run the event over 10 pitches out in Belfield.The finals will then be played at Croke Park on August 11 in football, ladies football, hurling and camogie with eight finals covering the four codes and with a decider for Irish born and also non-Irish competing teams.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more