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first_imgIreland’s Olympic team manager Patsy McGonagle wants teachers across Donegal to close their schoolbooks and get behind boxer Jason Quigley.Finn Valley boxer Jason Quigley guaranteed a broze medal in the World Championships.The Ballybofey boxer will compete for a place in the World Championship Final when he steps into the ring tomorrow.And his fellow Twin Towns man wants kids across the county to watch the boxing match so it can inspire them to greater things. Patsy already has a fight on his hands trying to convince RTE to show the bout on live television although it can be seen on the RTE website through a live web screening.Patsy told Donegal Daily “We have world class athletes representing their communities and their countries and our next generation aren’t even seeing it.“We can talk until we are blue in the face about our health system and childhood obesity but we are doing nothing in this country to prevent it.“Children at primary and secondary level should be taken out of their classes and into assembly halls to watch our world class athletes in action. “How else are we going to inspire our young people and get them to think about sport? We won’t do that if we don’t even tell them about it.”McGonagle has even issued an open invitation to people to come along to the Finn Valley Centre to watch Quigley who will take on a Russian opponent Kazakhstan in the elite semi-final tomorrow.All those who come along are asked to arrive no later than 10.15am with free tea and coffee on offer.22-year-old Quigley is already being tipped for an Olympic gold in Rio in 2016.“He is a tremendous athlete and a tremendous role model and young people can take inspiration from him,” said McGonagle. RTE has been showing the championships online on rte.ieHowever a spokesman for RTE confirmed they will be showing a highlighted show on Friday evening at 7pm evening presented by Peter Collins and with guests Katie Taylor and Mick Dowling.There are also provisional plans to show a live show on Saturday morning depending on how many Irish boxers qualify for the finals.OLYMPIC COACH PATSY WANTS TEACHERS TO DELIVER THE KNOCKOUT BLOW FOR JASON was last modified: October 24th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:BallybofeyFinn Valley CentreJason QuigleyRussiansupportteachersWorld Boxing Championshipslast_img read more

2016 1-75/I-71 Crop Tour follow up

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest To follow up on our I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour, we got some of the actual yields from the fields we sampled in August. Below you can see how well (or how poorly) we did with our yield estimates.County, Actual yield, Crop Tour estimate in AugustAllen, 160, 136Auglaize 150, 150Darke, 205, 152Fairfield, 206, 169Hardin, 158, 150Hancock, 180, 140Henry, 185, 146Miami, 196, 151Morrow, 161, 142Preble, 218, 180Putnam, 150, 100Richland, 175, 164Ross, 168, 157Wood, 152, 152Warren, 165, 193Williams, 203, 195Here is our August report from the 2016 I-75/I-71 Crop Tour“The 2016 growing season started wet and cool then turned hot and dry in many areas — a classic worst-case scenario for corn and soybeans. There were certainly some examples that showed up in fields on the 2016 I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour displaying evidence of those challenging conditions. But, at the same time, we saw many more examples of how solid farm management practices made the most of some challenging weather situations and others capitalized on timely rains. The Tour was sponsored by AgroLiquid.“In the West, the I-75 group had an average corn yield over both days of the Ohio Crop Tour of 148 bushels. Rather than break it down by days, the group felt it would be more appropriate to break the yields up geographically with corn yields north of I-70 in some of the tougher growing conditions averaging 134 bushels per acre and yields south of I-70 (where there was generally more rain in July) averaging 180 bushels.“The Eastern leg of the Ohio Crop Tour also averaged 148 bushels over the two days. Day 1 in the East averaged 160 bushels and Day 2 averaged 151 bushels, an opposite yield trend of the West.“In total, corn and soybean fields were sampled in 44 Ohio counties. The formula used in estimating corn yields is accurate plus or minus 30 bushels for the areas of the fields sampled.“The Ohio average corn yield from the tour is 148 bushels. Soybeans were generally poor to average in the north and generally improved in southern Ohio, but with the recent rains Ohio’s soybeans have significant upside potential.”In the Jan. 12, 2017 USDA report the final yield numbers were released. Ohio corn averaged 159 bushels, considerably above our 148-bushel estimate. Ohio soybeans averaged 54.5 bushels. After a tough, dry stretch, late rains really benefitted both corn and soybean yields around the state.last_img read more

The Camera RZR is an Insane Mobile Video Crane

first_imgThis new beast is part camera crane, part off-road vehicle – designed specifically for shooting in extreme environments.To show off the powerful capabilities of a new snowmobile it’s best to head out to the ‘backcountry’, far from roads or civilization. With a large scale camera crew, this task would often require hours of travel time and cumbersome sleds to transport equipment. Now, enter in the Camera RZR, an all-terrain vehicle designed to make this type of shooting infinitely more accessible. Gearheads and camera geeks will love this…We’ve seen cameras mounted to cars, trucks and boats before, but this is a new one…a snowmobile with a full scale camera crane mounted on top. In a joint collaboration by “The Factory, a commercial production company and The Ultimate Arm, the film industry’s premiere provider of live action gyrostabilized camera arm technology”, the Camera RZR is designed to navigate treacherous terrain and extreme weather. It was recently created to shoot the 2015 Polaris snowmobile advertising campaign:Although much of the available specs on the rig detail the technical aspects of the vehicle (and not the camera equipment) we know the crew outfitted the crane with a RED camera and Phantom (for slow motion shots). The release notes, “the Camera RZR serves as a fully capable crane able to rise 20+ ft. above the trail, creating overhead shots, whip pans, and grand, sweeping reveals.”Check out more details and pics on UTVUnderground. We’ll be on the lookout for future sightings of this awesome camera rig!last_img read more

Odisha takes the lead in house sparrow conservation

first_imgThanks to the efforts of a group of young ‘pakshirajans’ (the ornithologist character in movie 2.0 played by Akshay Kumar), house sparrow conservation through artificial nests will reach all the 22 blocks of Odisha’s Ganjam district by the end of 2018.According to Berhampur Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Ashis Behera, it is the first step towards making Ganjam the first house sparrow-friendly district of Odisha. Efforts were started on September 9 this year. The aim was to get local people involved in house sparrow conservation through artificial nests in at least one village in all the revenue blocks of the district.As sparrows nest and lay eggs almost four times a year, an increase in their population at a particular village would encourage inhabitants of nearby villages to take up similar measures. Youth activists of the Anchalika Vikash Parishad with active support of the Forest Department, are the catalysts of this movement. Till now the project has reached 12 blocks and areas of the Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) in Ganjam district.AVP president Sagar Kumar Patro said by December-end, sparrows will have protectors and new homes at select villages of the remaining 10 blocks of Ganjam. Ganjam is the flag-bearer of sparrow conservation in the State. Apart from providing protection to olive ridley turtles, volunteers of the Rushikulya Sea Turtle Protection Committee had also started sparrow conservation through artificial nests at Purunabandha village in 2007. According to Rabindranath Sahu of the RSTPC, their experiment has been replicated in 10 other Odisha districts and States including Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand as well. RSTPC is promoting sparrow conservation in different coastal habitats of Ganjam district.After the Phailin cyclone of 2013, AVP, a youth organisation of Gunthabandha village on outskirts of Berhampur, started experimenting in sparrow conservation and extended its efforts to villages near Berhampur.last_img read more

22 days agoChelsea striker Tammy Abraham undecided about international future

first_imgChelsea striker Tammy Abraham undecided about international futureby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Tammy Abraham says he is undecided about his international future.England and Nigeria are both vying for the 22-year-old, who has scored eight goals in ten games this season.”I love both nations,” Abraham said.”To be wanted by both nations, clearly I’m doing something right on the pitch for Chelsea. I just have to keep going. My time will come.”I’m not sure, I haven’t made a decision yet. I’m just focusing on the club now.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Video: Ohio State’s Joey Bosa Has Some Wonderfully Simple Trash Talk For Jim Harbaugh

first_imgJoey Bosa walking off the field after an Ohio State football game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Defensive lineman Joey Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts as he walks off the field after defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 44-28 in the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh has done a great job in his very brief tenure at Michigan, going 10-3 in his first season, and inking a Top 10 class—and a No. 1 recruit—in his first full recruiting cycle this week. The next step, however, is a little more tricky. Harbaugh needs to beat Ohio State, and this year, his Wolverines weren’t even close.FOX Sports’ The Buzzer caught up with Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa on Friday and asked if he had any words for the Michigan head coach. He only had one, and it is pretty perfect: “sorry.”Michigan’s first year under Harbaugh went about as well as could be expected, but a 42-13 loss to OSU has to stick in the craw of Wolverine fans. Luckily, next year Bosa won’t be there to push their offensive linemen around.[Eleven Warriors]last_img read more

HAJ Records Increased Profits Over Two Years

first_img Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) recorded increased profits over the last two financial years. He informed that the HAJ has been directed to analyse all the squatter communities in Jamaica and assess them to determine “what it would take to immediately do an upgrade of their infrastructure and their housing units and to get them on the titling system”, noting that the agency has already completed 60 communities. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) recorded increased profits over the last two financial years.Addressing the House of Representatives during his 2018/2019 Budget presentation on March 20, Mr. Holness informed that the HAJ earned a profit of $183 million in the 2016/2017 financial year and would turn a profit in the 2017/2018 financial year of over $800 million.“The agency, having focused on returning to profitability and ensuring accountability, will now use those profits to focus on improving the value-added services and opportunities to deliver housing solutions to the people,” he said.“They will use the profits earned to regularise informal communities by expanding its capability to provide affordable housing through innovative solution design and project execution,” Mr. Holness added.He informed that the HAJ has been directed to analyse all the squatter communities in Jamaica and assess them to determine “what it would take to immediately do an upgrade of their infrastructure and their housing units and to get them on the titling system”, noting that the agency has already completed 60 communities.Meanwhile, Mr. Holness said the HAJ intends to start the construction of 1,866 housing solutions.They include 224 in Green Pond in St. James; 530 in Grange Pen (Brownfield), St. James; 300 in Grange Pen (Greenfield), St. James; 300 in Bernard Lodge, St. Catherine; 200 in Shooters Hill, St. Catherine; 80 in Reid’s Pen, St. Catherine; 132 in Belle Air 2, St. Ann; and 100 in Whitehall, Westmoreland.“This Government is serious about taking action to improve access, ownership and security of land and housing for every citizen of Jamaica. We want every Jamaican to enjoy the feeling of prosperity and have a comfortable home in an orderly fashion,” the Prime Minister said.His presentation was done under the theme ‘Prosperity in Action’. “The agency, having focused on returning to profitability and ensuring accountability, will now use those profits to focus on improving the value-added services and opportunities to deliver housing solutions to the people,” he said. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Dead fin whale spotted floating off PEI cause of death not known

first_imgCHARLOTTETOWN – A dead fin whale has been spotted floating in waters off P.E.I.Federal Fisheries officials say the carcass was seen during a recent aerial survey east of the Island.They say the cause of death is not yet known and the department is determining next steps.Marine mammal experts have recently confirmed the deaths of six North Atlantic right whales found in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.They have determined that two suffered blunt trauma, but it’s too early to rule out other underlying problems.The group says a third whale had a chronic entanglement, and all of the carcasses were in an advanced state of decomposition.last_img

Teck Resources reports lower Q4 profit amid lower prices for copper zinc

first_imgRevenue for the three months ended Dec. 31 was $3.25 billion, up from a $3.16 billion in the 2017 fourth quarter, as lower base metal prices were offset by higher prices for steelmaking coal and new contributions from oilsands production.Steelmaking coal accounted for $1.674 billion of Teck’s revenue, up from a year earlier. Copper and zinc revenue fell to $633 million and $820 million respectively. Oil contributed $120 million of revenue, compared with none a year before. VANCOUVER, B.C. – Teck Resources Ltd. saw its fourth-quarter profit drop 41.5 percent from the year earlier, amid lower prices for copper, zinc and oil.The profit attributable to shareholders amounted to $433 million or 75 cents per diluted share, down from a profit of $748 million or $1.26 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2017.Teck’s adjusted profit attributable to shareholders was $500 million or 86 cents per diluted share, down from $680 million or $1.16 per diluted share.last_img read more

Veterans write to Prez express outrage over using armed forces for political

first_imgNew Delhi: Eight former service chiefs and 148 other military veterans have written to President Ram Nath Kovind, expressing outrage over what they termed using the armed forces for political purposes. The signatories of the letter included former Army chiefs General (retired) SF Rodrigues, General (retired) Shankar Roy Chowdhury and General (retired) Deepak Kapoor, former IAF chief Air Chief Marshal (retired) NC Suri. Three former Navy chiefs Admiral (retired) L Ramdas, Admiral (retired) Arun Prakash, Admiral (retired) Mehta and Admiral (retired) Vishnu Bhagwat also signed the letter, which was sent to Kovind on Thursday. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “We refer, Sir, to the unusual and completely unacceptable practice of political leaders taking credit for military operations like cross-border strikes and even going so far as to claim the armed forces to be ‘Modi ji ki sena’,” the veterans wrote. The military veterans said it was a matter of considerable concern and disquiet among both the serving and the retired personnel that the armed forces are being used to pursue political agenda. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath recently referred to the armed forces as “Modiji ki Sena” at an election rally in Uttar Pradesh, triggering strong reactions from the opposition parties. The Election Commission too also took strong objection to the comments. In the letter, the military veterans also expressed disappointment over the usage of photos of Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman and other soldiers at election campaigns.last_img read more