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Juve humble Lazio

first_imgMILAN (AP):On his 300th Serie A match as coach, Massimiliano Allegri appeared to throw caution to the wind as Juventus fielded an all-out attacking line-up against Lazio yesterday.But it paid off as Juventus bounced back from last weekend’s defeat at Fiorentina to beat Lazio 2-0, with goals from Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain inside 16 minutes.”I woke up on Wednesday morning and I decided to change things,” Allegri said. “I decided so because we were coming off not so good a match in Florence and today (yesterday) was the right match for that sort of experiment.”We won’t always play like this, but the response the team gave me was positive: we played well, with quality and sacrifice. And despite the attacking imbalance, we still did well in defence, not risking anything. But we have to maintain this tempo, irrespective of the formation.”There have been question marks this season over who works best with Higuain and Allegri found a novel solution, by utilising all his main attackers in a new 4-2-3-1 formation.NEW-LOOK JUVENTUSMiralem Pjanic partnered Sami Khedira in midfield, with Juan Cuadrado, Dybala and Mario Mandzukic just behind Higuain.It took just five minutes for the new-look Juventus to take the lead, with Mandzukic knocking down a long ball for Dybala’s half-volley into the bottom left corner from just outside the area.Juve doubled their lead in the 16th when Cuadrado crossed from the right and Higuain tapped it into the bottom right corner from six yards for his seventh goal in the past five league matches.Inter recorded an eighth successive win in all competitions but only after struggling to break down relegation-threatened Palermo.Substitute Joao Mario scored the only goal of the game in the 65th when he was left unmarked to volley in Antonio Candreva’s cross.Both teams were reduced to 10 men late on, with Inter defender Cristian Ansaldi sent off in the 80th for a second yellow card. Inter protested and coach Stefano Pioli was also dismissed.Palermo midfielder Alessandro Gazzi was also shown a second yellow and sent off in stoppage time.Inter leapfrogged AC Milan into fifth, a point behind Lazio, although the Rossoneri have a game in hand.last_img read more

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Mbappe reveals he played World Cup finals with a back injury

first_imgFrance’s Kylian Mbappe celebrates with the trophy after the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. France won the final 4-2. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)PARIS — France striker Kylian Mbappe has revealed he played the World Cup semifinals and final with a back injury he hid from his rivals.In an interview with France Football magazine, Mbappe says he displaced three vertebrae in his back during the tournament in Russia three days before France defeated Belgium 1-0 in the semifinals. France won the World Cup with a 4-2 victory over Croatia in the final.ADVERTISEMENT Turkey’s Erdogan decries ‘racist attitude’ against Ozil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? MOST READ View commentscenter_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team “It was essential not to alert our opponents, otherwise they could have taken advantage of that and targeted this sensitive area,” said Mbappe, who scored four goals in the tournament including one in the final. “That’s the reason why with the staff and the players we kept it hidden, even for the final.”The 19-year-old Mbappe was one of the stars of the tournament and picked up the award for the best young player at the World Cup. He became the youngest player to score two goals in a World Cup game since Pele in 1958, and also became the first teenager since Pele to score in a World Cup final.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Mbappe, who plays for Paris Saint-Germain in the French league, also told the magazine he hopes he can be a contender for the Golden Ball award alongside his PSG teammate Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

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Euro 2016: 16 forgotten Premier League players who could star in France

first_imgThere are going to be plenty of Premier League stars in action at the 2016 European Championship in France.In fact, there will be 134 players who ply their trade in England at the tournament, looking to get their hands on the Henri Delauney trophy.There will also be a number of superstars who have left the Premier League in recent years, like Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Pogba.And there are some others who spent time on these shores but are unrecognisable following fairly unspectacular spells here.So, click the right arrow above to see 15 forgotten Premier League players at Euro 2016… 15 Razvan Rat (Romania) – Click the right arrow above for more forgotten Premier League players who could star at Euro 2016… – His spell at West Ham lasted just six months and 15 Premier League games in 2013 before the player saw his contract terminate by mutual consent. He promptly moved to Rayo Vallecano, where he plays now. He’s also got more than 100 caps for his country. 15 Vlad Chiriches (Romania) – One of Tottenham’s ‘magnificent seven’ signings, the defender was highly rated after joining from Steaua Bucharest. Unfortunately, he proved clumsy and failed to convince at either centre-back or right-back. He’s now warming the bench at Napoli. 15 15 Gelson Fernandes (Switzerland) – The Swiss midfielder spent 2007-2009 with Manchester City without making too much impact. He’s now more famed for scoring the only goal of the game as Switzerland beat Spain in the 2010 World Cup. 15 Kim Kallstrom (Sweden) – If Arsene Wenger thought he was being smart when he signed Kallstrom on loan from Spartak Moscow in 2014, how wrong he was. A back injury was discovered during his medical and he ended up making just four appearances for the Gunners. He’s now playing at Grasshoppers in Switzerland. 15 Emanuele Giaccherini (Italy) – Still technically a Sunderland player, the midfielder joined Bologna on loan last season and has forced his way back into the reckoning for the Azzurri. Miroslav Stoch (Slovakia) – Signed by Chelsea in 2006, aged just 17, Stoch had huge potential but, as Blues’ academy stars often do, failed to fire himself into the first-team. He made just four Premier League appearances before moving to Fenerbahce in 2010. He’s now on loan at Bursaspor from the Turkish side. Vladimir Weiss (Slovakia) – Although highly-rated, Weiss never made the grade at Manchester City and made just one Premier League appearance for the club in 2009. A loan spell with Bolton Wanderers got him more game time but he eventually left the Etihad in 2012. He’s now plying his trade for Qatari side Al-Gharafa. 15 Oguzhan Ozyakup (Turkey) – Still just 23, the player spent four years on the books at Arsenal from 2008-2012. He was an unused substitute for Arsene Wenger’s men on a couple of occasions but left for Beskitas in a €500,000 deal. He’s now worth a reported €15m and has even been linked with a return to north London. 15 15 Nikola Kalinic (Croatia) – Signed by Blackburn in 2009 for £6m, Kalinic didn’t live up to the hype at Ewood Park and two years later left the club for Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk for a small loss. He fared much better in Ukraine and last season hit 12 goals in Serie A after joining Fiorentina last summer. Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal) – It’s fair to say the Portuguese star has had an interesting career, playing for Sporting Lisbon, Barcelona, Porto, Inter Milan and Besiktas. His spell at Chelsea in 2009, though, is easily forgotten. He made just five appearances across all competitions in a six-month loan spell. 15 15 Vedran Corluka (Croatia) – The cool and collected defender was a competent star at right-back for both Tottenham and Manchester City between 2007 and 2012. He’s now starring for Lokomotiv Moscow and has been linked with a switch to Bayern Munich due to his excellence on the ball and his versatility across the backline. 15 15 Freddie Veseli (Albania) – Who? Well, the Albanian spent time on the books with both Manchester City and then Man United between 2008 and 2013. He never made a senior appearance for either side but did enjoy spells with Bury and Port Vale, while on loan from Ipswich Town – who he also never played a league game for. He’s now rebuilding his career with Lugano in Switzerland. David Limbersky (Czech Republic) – When you get compared to Pavel Nedved by Martin Jol, you’ve got to think you’ll do OK. Sadly for the Czech star, who joined Tottenham on loan from Viktoria Plzen in 2005, he didn’t make a single appearance for the north London side. Since then he’s return to Plzen, winning three titles and playing in the Champions League. 15 Emil Halfredsson (Iceland) – Signed by Tottenham on the same day as David Limbersky, the winger joined from FH Hafnarfjodur in 2005 but, left in 2007 having never made an appearance in the Premier League. He then had spell with Lyn Oslo, Reggina, Barnsley, Verona and now plays for Udinese in Serie A after signing for them in January. 15 Krisztian Nemeth (Hungary) – The striker may have joined Liverpool in 2007 but, despite their club website saying ‘big things are expected of Németh’, the only appearance he ever made in England was on loan at Blackpool. In his only game for the club they lost 3-0 and he fractured his cheek bone, bringing the deal to an early end. After spells in Greece, the Netherlands and America, he now plays for Qatari side Al-Gharafa.last_img read more

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Antelope Valley Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 240 and Up Singles dance, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Sunday at Lancaster Elks Lodge, 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $5 members, $7 nonmembers. Call (661) 949-9467. Life Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5; students with ID admitted free. Teen Care and Support Group, for teens who have lost a family member or friend, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian School, 1011 E. Ave. I, Room 302, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Revealing Truth, a meditation and spiritual discussion, 4:45-6:15 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Antelope Valley Chess Club will meet, 1-5 p.m. at American Legion Post 771, 39463 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 726-1323. TODAY Nicotine Anonymous will meet, 8-9 p.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 43824 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 946-7606. Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity) Seniors’ Social Hour, 4-7 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Meetings feature films, talks, singalongs, talent shows and dancing. Call (661) 723-7876 or (661) 726-5309. Costume Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5; students with identification are admitted free. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 5-6 p.m. at 44960 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 789-5806. MONDAY Beyond the Light, a socialization and support group for young adults ages 17 to 25 with mental health issues, will meet, noon-1 p.m. at Transitional Youth Services, 104 E. Ave. K-4, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Dance Groove will offer ballroom and Latin dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. at Dance Groove Studio, 43631 10th St. W., Lancaster. Cost: $5 per person. Call (661) 948-9101. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Co-Dependents Anonymous Step Study will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927. 12-Step Recovery Groups for alcohol and drug addiction, co-dependency, relationship addiction, overeating, fear and anxiety issues, will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. The Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo, 5:30 p.m. The grill will be open. Call (661) 947-2027. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 722-0393. Co-Dependents Anonymous will host a 12-step recovery program, 7:30-9 p.m., at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927 or (661) 946-5846. Grief Recovery Outreach Group will meet, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or visit www.frf.av.org. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. The Highs and Lows, a support group for those diagnosed with manic depression or related disorders, will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Al-Anon will have a discussion, 7 p.m. at 51st Street West and Avenue K, Lancaster. Child care provided. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 572 will meet, 9-11 a.m. at the Mayflower Gardens chapel, 6570 W. Ave. L-12, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 943-3089. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6 p.m. with regular games beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-2027. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6:30 p.m. with regular games beginning at 7 p.m. at Paraclete High School, 42145 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3255, Monday evenings: (661) 943-1017. Billiard Gang for seniors will meet, 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Parent support group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. The facilitated group is for parents who need help coping with family issues. Call (661) 266-8700. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 273-1016. Expectant parents can tour the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster, and get information on what to expect during hospitalization, at sessions starting at 6 p.m. Visitors meet in the main lobby. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or log on to the Web site at check www.sava-na.org. TUESDAY J&J Social and Travel Club weekly league bowling, 6-8 p.m. at Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Call (661) 267-2586. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Information and location: Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Business Network International B2 Bombers chapter will meet, 12:15 p.m. at Eduardo’s restaurant, 819 W. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 609-1288 or e-mail audmill@qnet.com. The organization’s Web site is at www.bni-scav.com. Prostate Cancer Support Group meets, 12:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Susan Baker at (661) 273-2200. Toddler story time for children ages 2-6, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 39228 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 272-9134. Celebrate Discovery, a Christian-based 12-step program, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale United Methodist Church, 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-3103. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8 in Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Lupus International Support Group meets, 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in Palmdale. Call Danielle Duffey at (888) 532-2322, Ext. 4. Successful Anger Management course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Call (661) 538-1846. Sand Creek Orators, Toastmaster International meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Hummel Hall, 2200 20th St. W., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Caregiver Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at Lancaster Community Hospital in Lancaster. Sponsored by ProCare Hospice. Call (661) 951-1146. Tears in My Heart Support Group will meet, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7:30 p.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Rocketeers Toastmasters meets, 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Call Pam Raneri at (661) 275-5287. Pancho Barnes Composite Squadron 49, Civil Air Patrol, will meet, 6-8:30 p.m. at Rosamond Sky Park, 4171 Knox Ave., Rosamond. Call (760) 373-5771. Antelope Valley Archaeology Club will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5656. Grief Support Group will meet, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hoffmann Hospice, 1832 W. Ave. K, Suite D-1. Call (661) 948-8801. Toastmasters Sand Creek Orators Club meets, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2500 Orange St., Rosamond. Call Miik Miller at (661) 256-0328. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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VIDEO NASTY: GARDA McCALLION SUSPECT JAILED AGAIN AFTER NEW CAR CHASE FOOTAGE SHOWN TO COURT

first_imgA THUG who stole a car on the night Garda Robbie McCallion was killed in Letterkenny was today jailed again for five years for driving a car at another Garda.He was also disqualified from driving for life in the sentence handed down today by Judge O ‘Hagan.Cathal Dunleavy (23), from Meentagh, Glenvar, Kerrykeel, Co Donegal, admitted driving an Opel Corsa car at Garda Patrick Geraghty at Milltown, Kerrykeel on October 18 last year. A 20-minute video, taken from a pursuing Garda car, was shown to the court as the prosecution outlined the seriousness of the 16 offences including a dozen dangerous driving charges and one of endangering the life of a Garda.Co-accused Gary Gibbons of Glenvar, Kerrykeel, could be seen on the video throwing beer bottles at the pursuing Garda car.Jailing Dunleavy, Judge O’Hagan said: “This is an appalling case, I don’t know what is in the blood of young Donegal drivers but it is absolute madness. The animosity and utter contempt shown towards the Gardai is staggering.“How someone wasn’t killed in this incident is an absolute miracle, we have already heard Garda Patrick Gerraghty say that he felt he was going to be seriously injured when you rammed into his patrol car which we saw on the video footage shown here today.“You had two female passengers in the back seat, one in her mid twenties and the other a 16 year old girl who was pregnant at the time, you drove at speeds of up to 150kph on country roads and I reiterate again that it was an absolutely miracle nobody was killed in this incident.”The incident followed a high speed car chase from Letterkenny to Fanad.Dunleavy was jailed for three years in June 2010 for stealing a car on the night Garda McCallion was killed on March 26, 2009. He was on bail at the time of that offence.His co-accused then Jamie Grenaghan was later jailed for seven years for causing death by dangerous driving.Dunleavy this week pleaded guilty to endangering the life of a Garda, 12 counts of dangerous driving and failing to provide a specimen of breath.Gibbons admitted causing criminal damage by smashing the window of a Garda car, throwing items at a Garda car which could have caused injury and allowing Dunleavy to drive his car.Garda Collins who was quickly on the scene to assist Garda Gerraghty in arresting Dunleavy, told the court when giving evidence how threatening Dunleavy was to both himself and Garda Collins when they took him to Letterkenny Garda station.Garda Collins told the court: “He wouldn’t co-operate with our investigations and refused to give a breath specimen, he then proceeded to threaten us, He said I’d love to jump over that counter now and jump on your F**king skull you scumbag, You will be got in the long grass, Castlerea prison is a holiday camp and I’ve no problem going back there.“He also attempted to headbutt me and kick Garda Gerraghty before launching into another foul mouthed tirade in which he said I don’t care if I get 5 or 20 years you F**king scumbags will be got, and where is my lawyer you B**tard.”The court also heard that at the time of this incident Dunleavy had been disqualified from driving for 15 years for previous driving offences and had no insurance or drivers license. When giving his statement to Gardai he said the reason he drove the car was because he was the only person capable of driving the car.When sentencing Judge O’Hagan said: “It is not my responsibility to take revenge on you on behalf of society or the people of Donegal or for Garda Gerraghty whose life you endangered but I do have a responsibility to send out a message and make an example of you to all those other young drivers in Donegal.‘That this sort of driving is simply not acceptable and never will be acceptable, I’m sentencing you to 5 years imprisonment for endangerment and I think it is in the best interests of everybody that you never be allowed to drive on the roads again so I hereby disqualify you from driving for life.”Dunleavy has been in custody since being arrested following the incident which took place on the 18th of October 2012. He was taken back to Castlerea prison after the hearing were he will serve the remainder of his sentence.Gibbons will be sentenced later.VIDEO NASTY: GARDA McCALLION SUSPECT JAILED AGAIN AFTER NEW CAR CHASE FOOTAGE SHOWN TO COURT was last modified: April 26th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:VIDEO NASTY: GARDA McCALLION SUSPECT JAILED AGAIN AFTER NEW CAR CHASE FOOTAGE SHOWN TO COURTlast_img read more

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Cross Country Set To Race At The adidas Pre-National Invitational

first_imgDrake’s women will be competing in their second 6k of the season and their first since Sept. 9. Bailee Cofer (Overland Park, Kan.) has led a young roster all season, finishing as the top Bulldog in every race this season. In her last 6k, she finished 18th overall at the Oz Memorial with a 23:34.6 finish. Two weekends ago, she was 25th at the Chile Pepper Invitational. Story Links Pre-Nationals Central The adidas Pre-National Invitational is an annual preview of the NCAA Championship course for the best men’s and women’s collegiate cross country runners in the nation. Nearly 70 collegiate teams are scheduled to race at the Lavern Gibson National Championship Cross Country Course with the women running a 6k at 12:15 p.m. followed by an 8k for the men at 12:50 p.m. The Drake University cross country teams are set to compete against some of the top teams in the nation on Saturday, Oct. 15, when they compete at the adidas Pre-National Invitational. This season, Fischer has led the Bulldogs in every race he has competed in this season and recently finished sixth at the Chile Pepper Invitational with an 8k time of 23:53.25. Both of Drake’s teams will be competing in the ‘White’ races with the women racing against eight regionally ranked teams. Live Results Live Video The Bulldogs last competed at the adidas Pre-National Invitational two years with the men turning in one of their top performances of the season as they finished second in their 28-team race. The Bulldogs, were just six points away from claiming the team title from Indiana with Brogan Austin finishing fourth while Rob McCann was 10th. While both have since graduated, Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) was 28th that day and with two additional years of training and experience is primed for another strong race against a deep field. In addition to giving the Bulldogs another race against a talent and deep field, the adidas Pre-National Invitational will also be the Bulldogs final tune-up before the Missouri Valley Conference Championship on Oct. 29. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Daniel’s shopping nightmare turns into something very special

first_imgA dreaded Christmas shopping trip with his wife turned into something a lot more pleasurable for singer Daniel O’Donnell.The Donegal singer admits that it’s his wife Majella who organises all their Christmas shopping.So the 56-year-old wasn’t exactly relishing the prospect of a day trudging through the sales in Dublin. But what Majella didn’t tell Daniel was that she had something a lot different planned for him.Daniel revealed “It’s not very often I get surprised with presents but this morning Majella suggested we go to Dublin for the sales to go shopping.“On our arrival she told me we were actually going to see The Sound of Music in the Bord Gais Theatre.“It’s my favourite movie of all time and the stage musical certainly didn’t disappoint.” The singer went backstage after the show and raved about the performances.“Celine Byrne played the part of Mother Abbess. Fantastic version of Climb Every Mountain, I had goose-bumps listening to her sing it.“Lucy O’Byrne played the part of Maria and she was as good as Julie Andrews in the original. The whole show is just fantastic,” he raved.Daniel’s shopping nightmare turns into something very special was last modified: December 28th, 2017 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:DanieldonegalsalesshoppingshowSurpriselast_img read more

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Local women in farming invited to 2018 Get Together Event

first_imgThe North West Women in Farming group are celebrating their first year of establishment with an open event in Letterkenny this week. The 2018 North West Women in Farming Big Get-together will be held in CoLab, Letterkenny on Thursday the 24th May 2018 at 7pm.The network was formed in 2017 to bring a network of like-minded women together, give them an opportunity to meet socially, share experiences, learn through training and from each other and provide information on key topics. Committee member McNelis added: “Since its inception just a year ago we have delivered a number of events including a highly successful launch event with a variety of key speakers, we have delivered a number of farm safety events, visited parliament in Brussels and held a number of meetings where key speakers presented information to encourage and inspire.”The panel of speakers on the 24th will include:Geraldine O’Sullivan, Executive Secretary IFA Farm Family and Social Affairs Committee: Pensions, Fair Deals and Farm Family matters.Stella McGroarty, STELLA Boutique Donegal Town:  How farming roots has shaped her business ventures.Nicola McLaughlin, Guest farmerDonna Maskery: The importance of well being and stress controlJoanne Gallagher: LYIT Ag Science programme“We are very much looking forward to our get together and would welcome any women with an interest in farming to come along and get involved on the night,” Hannah said.Click here to join the NWWF Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/285686865199758/  Local women in farming invited to 2018 Get Together Event was last modified: May 15th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:north west women in farminglast_img read more

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Corn residue breakdown

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By James J. Hoorman, Hoorman Soil Health ServicesFarmers often struggle to get corn residue to breakdown. Many environmental and soil conditions can affect residue breakdown including air and soil temperature, moisture, oxygen, biological activity, and farming practices. Tillage and the addition of fall nitrogen after harvest are common practices that farmers use to speed up residue breakdown. Many farmers feel that the GMO (genetically modified) corn residue is also much slower to break down. Integrated Crop Management at Iowa State University (Madhi Al-Kaisi) conducted a 3-year trial to test these ideas. GMO versus Non-GMO corn with tillageResearchers used both Bt (Bacteria thuringiensis) and Non Bt or Non-GMO corn varieties and evaluated three tillage systems: deep tillage, strip till, and no-till systems for three years, in the field and under controlled laboratory conditions. After 12 months in the field, they found no significant differences between Bt and non Bt corn and no differences between tillage system in corn residue break down. The common thought was that tillage would break the corn residue up into smaller pieces and incorporate the corn residue into the soil profile, and it was assumed that these actions allowed the crop residue to break down faster; which appears to be a false assumption. Nitrogen fertilizer applicationResearchers applied three rates of nitrogen (0, 30, and 60 pounds) to corn residues using 32% UAN at the end of harvest and evaluated decomposition using nylon mesh bags that where evaluated every three months for one year. Corn residue breakdown increased with time with less corn residue after each measurement but again there was no difference observed due to nitrogen application. It was thought that since corn residue has a high carbon to nitrogen ratio, adding a little extra nitrogen would assist in corn residue break down. The authors state: “The results show that applying N application to facilitate corn residue decomposition is not effective.” If GMO (Bt) versus non-GMO (no Bt), tillage, and nitrogen fertilizer are not major factors in corn residue breakdown, what is the explanation? Researchers found that soil moisture (moisture at field capacity) and warm temperatures (above 50 degrees F) are essential factors for microbial activity and residue decomposition. Researchers tested this in the lab and found that at 32 degrees F, the rate of corn residue breakdown was similar to field conditions, but at 90 degrees F and higher temperatures, the residue breakdown was much faster. Microbial levels double for every 10 degree F increase in temperature. Since this is a biological process, practices that increase soil microbial and biological activity greatly increase residue breakdown.To increase crop yields, farmers have recently adopted several practices that may slow down crop residue decomposition. Late maturing corn varieties are often harvested later in the growing season, when soil temperatures are declining, resulting in slower corn residue breakdown. Fungicides and certain herbicides may depress microbial populations. The majority of fungi decompose the lignin and the hard-to-digest soil organic matter found in corn residue. Fungi dominate in slightly acid soils and undisturbed soils (Lavell & Spain, 2005). Fungi are essential in starting the decomposition cycle so that other soil microbes can then process the crop residues into plant available and useable products.To increase corn residue breakdown, farmers have several options. First, consider using a slightly shorter maturing corn variety so that corn may be harvested earlier and the crop residue has more time to decompose when soil temperatures are warmer. Second, review your fungicide and herbicide program to see if these products are having a negative impact on soil biology and soil health. Third, consider planting a cover crop, which greatly enhances soil microbial activity and should enhance crop residue breakdown. Cover crops create a “micro-environment” in the soil where all types microbes thrive and changes the soil environment for both temperature and moisture. Fourth, consider strip-tilling soybean stubble because the undisturbed soil may allow fungi levels to rebound, although this may be a slow process. Strip-tilling soybean stubble ahead of corn planting dries out soil (0.5-1.0 of water lost with tillage) and warms up the soil, which may increase microbial activity ahead of corn harvest. Environmentally, tillage increases soil erosion and fall nitrogen applications have water quality risks, and neither appears to help with corn residue breakdown.last_img read more

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10 Free Apps for Filmmakers

first_imgThese 10 free apps make filmmaking easier.If you’re out on-set or on-the-go, these filmmaking related apps that can be quickly accessed on your phone or mobile device. From camera manuals and data calculators to focus charts and production forms, we’ve unearthed some of the best filmmaking related titles from the App Store. The best part – they won’t cost you a thing.All of the apps below are available for Apple devices (iPhone, iPad), but some may be available for Android devices as well. Do you use any of these apps? Got others to recommend? Let us know in the comments below!1. Cinema FormsCinema forms is designed to help you go paperless on-set. The app has a number of commonly used filmmaking forms that can be saved on the device, so you can focus on the film, not keeping up with papers. This app is only available for iPad, but if you are looking for a way to have all your forms in one place, it’s a great option. There is an additional “Pro” version for $30 that gives you access to all the forms beyond the initial 13 you are given in the free version.2. GoboGobo is a digital directory with commonly used filmmaking terms. It is meant to be a resource for filmmakers who may be new to the film industry. From video formats to color temperature charts you’ll find lots of good information here.3. LVRUSALVRUSA is designed as a pocket manual for some commonly used cameras in the industry. Here you’ll find various useful information like how long you can record on a certain card and the crop factor for an APS-C sensor. LVRUSA also has dozens of camera manuals on file making it incredibly easy to reference. Our friends over at the BlackandBlue.com also have a set of camera pocket guides for nearly every professional camera – definitely worth checking out.4. AJA Data CalculatorThe AJA Data Calculator does exactly what you might imagine a data calculator should do, it calculates how large your file sizes will be for various shooting scenarios. In the app users can select a variety of codecs and file formats for both video and audio. You don’t have to be shooting on an AJA camera for this app to be useful to you.5. Kodak Cinema ToolsThe Kodak Cinema Tools app is designed as a resource for filmmakers and photographers alike. In the app users have access to a sunrise/sunset calculator, depth of field calculator, & film run time calculator, along with various other useful apps. This app may have been designed for those shooting on actual film, but it is definitely useful for digital shooters as well.6. Panascout LiteUnfortunately Panascout doesn’t turn your iPhone into a Panavision camera, but it is a location scouting app that allows users to take pictures of potential locations with GPS data attached. The app also allows users to account for varying aspect ratios and crop factors so you can get a good idea as to what the framing will be once your get your camera there. Panavision Lite also comes equipped with a sunrise/sunset indicator7. Magic HourMagic Hour is less about pre-production and more about incorporating filmmaking/photography into you everyday life. As you probably already know magic hour is the special time of day where lighting and colors are perfect for capturing photos and video. This app gives you a push notification every day when magic hour begins.8. Celtex ShotsCeltex Shots is an app designed to assist users in creating storyboards and on-set blocking. Using the available icons, users can drag and drop lights, subjects and props into the scene, making it easy to share blocking ideas with crew members. The app also allows users to share storyboards with other crew members by sending stills via email in a variety of formats. Users can also save stills to their photo roll for easy sharing and access on-set.9. SMAPPSMAPP has a useful lens selection tool that helps determine what lenses you’ll need for certain shooting situations. It also has a packing tool that provides a list of recommended equipment to pack for different scenarios. One of the best features is the stabilization recommendation tool – which will tell you if you should use a monopod, tripod, slider, glidecam, etc, based on the type of shooting you’re doing. These features, plus built-in tutorials, make this a must-have filmmaking app.10. Focus ChartTrying to check the focus of your lens? With the free Focus Chart app you can easily test and focus your lens. There aren’t a lot of bells-and-whistles here, but if you do a lot of lens calibration you might want check out this free app.last_img read more