first_imgFormer Aston Villa FC goalkeeper Lee Boyle is hoping he can use his experience to help Naomh Muire earn their first even Donegal SFC victory this weekend. Gary Boyle’s side were denied a historic win against Termon last weekend.A late, late free from Daire McDaid restored parity between the sides but Naomh Muire can still advance if they defeat Killybegs in The Banks on Sunday. Naomh Muire have been boosted by the return of the vastly experienced Boyle who has just recently returned home.Boyle had been based in London but is now back in Donegal for the next couple of months.Boyle signed for Aston Villa when he was 15 from the Maiden City Soccer Academy.The supremely talented goalkeeper was given a five-year deal by the club. Boyle failed to make the breakthrough at Villa and spent some time on loan at LOI giants Bohemians.He fell out of love with professional soccer and turned his back on the game in his early 20’s.However, he always turned out for his local GAA club Naomh Muire when he got an opportunity and last weekend he made a welcome return.Boyle produced an excellent display, but it was the quality of his kick-outs that really stood out.His range of kicking provided a great platform for Naomh Muire to start up attacks and he will be a pivotal figure for them this weekend. If Naomh Muire defeat Killybegs on Sunday and Termon lose to Kilcar then Naomh Muire could earn a place in the last eight of the Donegal SFC.FORMER ASTON VILLA STAR HOPING TO HELP HIS SIDE TO FIRST EVER SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP WIN was last modified: August 27th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSportlast_img read more

Derby day at Loftus Road

first_imgQPR and Fulham go head-to-head at Loftus Road this afternoon in what promises to be a spicy west London derby.It is a crucial game for Rangers, who badly need a win as they battle against relegation. They will also want to avenge a 6-0 defeat against their neighbours at Craven Cottage earlier in the season.Zamora will face his former club.R’s manager Mark Hughes and striker Bobby Zamora will face their former club – meaning a victory would be particularly sweet for Fulham fans.Hughes stands by his decision to quit Fulham last summer after suggesting they could not match his ambition.He was subsequently dubbed “a strange man” by Fulham owner Mohamed Al Fayed but this week defended his record as Whites boss.‘I’d back my record at Fulham against anybody else’s,” said Hughes.“Eighth in the Premier League for Fulham was an outstanding job. I don’t consider that to be a lack of success.”You can keep in touch with today’s action by following West London Sport on Twitter.Meanwhile, Chelsea face Bolton at Stamford Bridge, where they will be looking for their first win in six matches and one that would ease the pressure on under-fire manager Andre Villas-Boas.And Brentford travel to Scunthorpe, where Bees boss Uwe Rosler has warned that they can expect a tough physical battle.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 111 | A week of dry bales and wet field concerns

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This jam-packed episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, sponsored by AgriGold, covers the wide-ranging concerns of farmers in a time of prevented plant and cover crop questions, among others.On this week’s podcast, Matt, Dale and Joel talk about the recent meeting by the Ohio No-till Council at Ohio Northern, chatting with Jan Layman, Gary Wilson, and Bob Hendershot in the process. The third week of Feeding Farmers brought a talk with farmer Willie Murphy and his diversified operation. It’s also a busy time for listening sessions between the Ohio Director of Agriculture Dorothy Pelanda and farmers around the state. Pelanda, as well as farmer Christy Leeds, talks about the tough time had so far this year. All that, plus we hear from grain merchandiser Jon Scheve on the surprising June acreage report, in the Ohio Ag Net Podcast.last_img read more

Overcoming (high) obstacles

first_imgSome climbing caches are more accessible than others. Those that require ropes, harnesses and other gear can be fantastic, but may be beyond the reach of non-technical climbers. However, geocaches in trees are often suitable for a wide variety of ages and abilities. So what makes for a great tree climbing geocache experience? For many people, tree climbing is a childhood hobby that becomes less attractive as they grow older (and more risk averse). For me, (Rock Chalk) the opposite happened. I grew up in an area without big trees, and played games that kept my feet on the ground. As an adult, I discovered geocaching and the thrill of trying something new: tree climbing caches. I could talk all day about my personal favorite tree climbing experiences, but just a few that come to mind are “Bird House” (Fort Myers, FL) and Secret Squirrel Society (Seattle, WA). I’ve only been up in a few trees outside North America, and the most spectacular of those required special equipment. That’s an entirely different blog post! SharePrint RelatedReach new geocaching heights!March 15, 2016In “Community”Climbing for a SmileyMarch 25, 2014In “Community”Kuş Evi / Bird House (GC4W8G4) — Geocache of the WeekDecember 9, 2015In “Geocache of the Week” Have you ever climbed for a smiley? Share with your Friends:More Tree climbing geocaches are a blast. For me, it’s a combination of adrenaline rush and natural beauty that’s hard to beat. On that note, I can’t stress enough the importance of safety in your pursuit. If at any point you feel you’re taking an unnecessary risk, just stop and return to terra firma. The right tree: It should be sturdy enough for an adult to climb. If the limbs are too thin, it can be hazardous for the geocacher and the tree. (Never damage a tree or other wildlife while attempting to find a geocache.) The right equipment: Even if you don’t need ropes or harnesses, you must wear the correct footwear and other apparel. Flip-flops are a no-no! The right day: Don’t attempt to climb in wet, icy or otherwise dangerous conditions. And be sure to bring a friend. Not just to keep an eye on you, but to take great pictures!last_img read more

Unique Showreel: Juan Salvo’s Inspiring Color Reel

first_imgThis impressive showreel by colorist Juan Salvo combines his professional work with a creative personal touch.We see a lot of demos and showreels – a lot – and every once in a while one sticks out from the crowd through an impressive body or work or uncommon presentation.The following reel by professional colorist Juan Salvo uses a unique approach for reels by employing his narration to connect with the viewer, a style more familiar to advertising than demo reels. The result works. We not only see Salvo’s body of professional work, but we also see him at work – sitting at the boards, drafting out his color plan and building color grades in post. It has a humanizing effect, showing the person behind the color grading work.It’s an interesting approach to creating a demo or showreel, and one that could potentially be used for all types of production and post production positions. Something to think about. Inspiring work, Juan!last_img read more

Wimbledon 2011: Federer-Nadal to continue their rivalry for years

first_imgNick Bollettieri is a much sought after man even today. Just a month short of 80, the supreme tennis guru is at Wimbledon in a different capacity – a columnist plus expert.Tennis guru Nick BollettieriBut that has not stopped the celebrated coach from giving interviews. On Wednesday, in an exclusive chat with MAIL TODAY, Bollettieri spoke on a wide range of tennis issues.Even as tennis lovers debate who is the best men’s player and who will win the ladies singles title, Bollettieri is sure the best of the Williams sisters is not yet over. “I have no hesitation Venus and Serena can go the full distance as this is Wimbledon and they love this place so much,” he said.As one who has shaped the careers of several stars from Boris Becker to Andre Agassi and Monica Seles to Maria Sharapova, the tennis guru had one quick point to make. “When Boris used to win at Wimbledon, he would tell me he doesn’t want to leave the place till the end of the fortnight. With so much of unpredictability in women’s tennis, one Williams can still pull it off,” says Bollettieri.So where does that leave Li Na, the Chinese sensation. Bollettieri’s eyes lit up. “Li Na is indeed exciting and her win at the French Open was big. She has almost no weakness in her game and all the strokes are there in her repertoire.She is a tremendous player and loves to hit the ball on the rise,” rattled off the coach.advertisementIn between the interview, Bollettieri also takes business calls, as he runs the busiest tennis academy (NBTA) in Florida.”I have been doing so many interviews today with the London TV channels and now I have an Indian mediaman waiting for me. I am a celebrity I guess!” he said on the phone before returning for the debate on what’s the depth in men’s tennis.Bollettieri’s eyes sparkle when you talk of Federer, Sampras and Nadal. He has been a great fan of Sampras’ serve and volley style. “I mean today you have four guys at the top who can win the men’s title. Between Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray, anyone can win. But you have to look at a guy like del Potro. He is big and tough,” says Bollettieri.Bollettieri says with conviction there is not going to be a change of guard in men’s tennis so soon.”Look at the way Federer has preserved himself. His serve and that backhand and his cool, everything is in place. He has a great coach in Paul Annacone who I have coached. With this kind of a technique Roger is going to be around for a long time,” says Bollettieri.So what’s that one factor which makes Federer even harder to beat. “I have no doubt in saying Federer has no off-court stuff and no night clubs to distract him. He has an excellent support and family and if he stays this way, he can win for another four years,” says Bollettieri.”The same goes for Nadal. He doesn’t hang out late, though his training methods are different. He is going to give it a 110 per cent in training come what may, and that’s even if he is returning after a break. I can tell you one thing, Nadal doesn’t burn the candle at two ends,” says the tennis guru.So who is the best? “Sampras’s serve and volley was really good.But if he was to stay back against Federer, then it would be tough to win. As for Federer, he has the serve and the fluid motions in his game. Add to that his backhand, you know it,” says Bollettieri.Still guessing?For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

Oil Platform Catches Fire off Corpus Christi

first_imgzoom A Magellan-owned oil platform, located three miles offshore of Corpus Christi, suffered a fire in the afternoon hours of March 7.According to the United States Coast Guard, watchstanders received a report of the fire and launched a Coast Guard Station Port Aransas 45-foot response boat crew to the area.Once on scene, the response boat crew established a 200-yard safety zone. There were no persons aboard the platform at the time of the fire and at around 6:30 p.m. local time the response boat crew reported the fire was out.A team of firefighters, coordinated by O’Brien’s Response Management, arrived on the platform and confirmed the fire was out, as well as no visible signs of pollution.An investigation into the cause of the fire was launched.last_img

Six stories in the news for today Aug 10

first_imgSix stories in the news for Thursday, Aug. 10———B.C. TO OUTLINE NEXT STEPS ON TRANS MOUNTAINTwo key NDP cabinet ministers in British Columbia are expected to outline the government’s next steps today on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. No details have been revealed about the announcement by Attorney General David Eby and Environment Minister George Heyman, but the future of the $7.4-billion project has been heavily scrutinized since the NDP government came to power.———TRUDEAU ‘PLEASED AND RELIEVED’ PASTOR FREED IN NORTH KOREAAn Ontario church is celebrating the release of its pastor from a North Korean prison on “sick bail” more than two years after he was arrested for crimes against the state and sentenced to life with hard labour. In a statement early today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was “pleased and relieved” that Hyeon Soo Lim had been released and that the government is working to ensure he receives whatever medical attention he needs.———B.C. TOURISM AFFECTED BY WILDFIRESTourism officials are starting to assess the impact of devastating wildfires in British Columbia and have received mixed feedback on the toll so far on the travel sector. Maya Lange of Destination BC, the province’s tourism planning and marketing corporation, says businesses outside the fire zone have reported cancellations. Lange says data reflecting the financial cost of the fires won’t be ready for another two to three months.———SOLDIERS TO HELP HANDLE ASYLUM SEEKS AT QUEBEC BORDERAbout 100 soldiers have set up camp near the Quebec-U.S. border to help fellow authorities cope with the crush of asylum seekers crossing into Canada. More than two dozen tents have been erected to accommodate up to 500 people. The soldiers will have no role in security and will not take part in any law-enforcement duties. A Quebec government official says 2,620 people asylum seekers are currently being housed in temporary accommodation in Montreal.———ONE DEAD IN SARNIA, ONT., AFTER SUSPECTED OPIOID USEPolice in Sarnia, Ont., have issued a public safety notice after one person died and two others were taken to hospital last evening due to suspected drug overdoses. Police say the drug involved was thought to be cocaine but is now believed to have been laced with the dangerous opioid fentanyl. Police say the three overdoses occurred over five hours.———CHASE THE ACE FEVER BUILDS IN NEWFOUNDLANDThe chase for the elusive ace of spades will continue in Newfoundland after huge crowds descended packed a community on the outskirts of St. John’s for a chance to win the $1.42-million jackpot. George Chaulk of Goulds had the lucky ticket to draw a card last night, but drew the nine of spades for a consolation prize is $185,014. Chase the Ace is like a 50-50 draw in which players buy numbered tickets for about $5 each.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq chiefs will meet with AFN national chief Perry Bellegarde and Justice Minister Jody Wilson Raybould in Wolfville.— Alberta Premier Rachel Notley will tour Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline replacement project in Hardistay.last_img read more

Toronto waterfront board moving forward with plan for new hightech neighbourhood

first_imgTORONTO – An additional US$40 million has been secured for a plan to build a new high-tech neighbourhood at Toronto’s waterfront.Waterfront Toronto said on Tuesday that its board voted to move forward in creating the plan with Sidewalk Labs, which is owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet.Sidewalk Labs said the funding comes as the two sides signed a legal agreement on the plan. The company was chosen by Waterfront Toronto last October to present its ideas for a brand new area of the city.The high-tech district will be in the Quayside development, along Toronto’s eastern waterfront.According to a press release, Sidewalk Labs initially committed US$50 million to the planning phase. Sidewalk Labs spokesman Dan Levitan said another US$40 million had been committed on Tuesday.Levitan said the next steps for the planning includes holding a series of public consultations and noted that a draft plan will be released in early 2019 for another round of approvals.A proposal for the project says the high-tech community would centre on sustainability and affordability.Waterfront Toronto said the only commitment for the project at this time is creating a plan for Quayside.last_img read more