OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments S’woods pads lead to 9 Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 award Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Throughout the season, our team has suffered injuries, but the team has delivered good results,” said Steuble.Ceres and Global split their four meetings this season.The match coincides with the Philippine Football Federation Congress in the city, where PFF president Mariano “Nonong” Araneta will present his plans and projects for 2018.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson BACOLOD CITY—It doesn’t get any bigger than this for Philippine club football.Two clubs that have won every major trophy in the country the past three years—Ceres Negros and Global Cebu—seek to make history on Saturday when they dispute the first Philippines Football League title at 6 p.m. at Panaad Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Busmen are looking to end an incredible year with another trophy after winning the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asean zonal championship last September.But with a squad decimated by injuries and suspensions, coach Risto Vidakovic’s side face a difficult task of overcoming a Global side that stunned top seed Meralco Manila in the semifinals last weekend.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We don’t have the pressure, rather we have the pleasure of playing here in Bacolod,” said Ceres defender Martin Steuble. “We’re confident. It’s one game and for 90 minutes, we just have to do our best.”Ceres’ strength lies in its depth as the Busmen have survived a gruelling season and a tough AFC Cup campaign to put themselves in a position to win their first domestic trophy since ruling the United Football League in 2015.
It’s not for the faint-hearted!Never mind climbing it, even watching Bren Whelan’s short video of rock climbing around Malin Head is not for those without a had for heights. But it is stunning.Bren usd a drone to capture this stunning footage of rock-climbing around Ireland’s most northerly point.Simply click on the video to view. DDTV: STUNNING DRONE FOOTAGE OF ROCK-CLIMBING OFF MALIN HEAD was last modified: October 6th, 2015 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:bren whelandroneMalin HeadRock Climbing
DD BOOKS: MY BEAUTIFUL FRIEND BY ELENA FERRANTE, published by Europa Editions, €17.50This novel explores the lives of two friends growing up in impoverished circumstances in fifties Naples as well as exploring the changing face of the country.Elena and Lila are surrounded by violence, corruption while living in tough neighbourhoods and we see how their lives and friendship are entwined through upheaval and expectation. Written by one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend tells the story of this friendship as it unfolds against the backdrop of a changing Italy.It really is a show-stopping read and Ferrante is brutally honest with her character descriptions even if the reader grows to dislike them.Elena is allowed to continue with her education and she devotes herself to her studies, while Lila must devote her life to the family business. Different roads are taken by the girls, secrets and rivalry are revealed along the way.Narrated in first-person from the perspective of Elena, the book gives us two strong dynamic women in a male-dominated world. DD BOOKS MY BEAUTIFUL FRIEND BY ELENA FERRANTE was last modified: June 6th, 2016 by John2Share 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:book reviewDD BOOKS MY BEAUTIFUL FRIEND BY ELENA FERRANTE
Local photographer Iain Miller posted a live video this morning of Mount Errigal overlooking Dunlewey lake.The lake is so calm that a mirror effect is created in the water, so the video can be viewed upside down!Iain says; “Just a short film showing how still and calm Donegal is in the winter sun. Can be watch upside down and footage is the same in the calmness of the Dunlewey Lake.” Photographer captures ethereal mirror image of Errigal on Dunlewey Lake was last modified: November 26th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:calmDunleweyErrigalscenerywinter
Naomh MhuireThe Club Dinner Dance will have Ireland’s most welcome Guest in the shape of the Sam Maguire at the Big Night to be held in Caísleain Óir Annagry on Saturday February 2nd at 8pm. Music by Mickey McGuinness. Tickets priced €30 are available this week from Declan Martin or Cormac McGarvey with a limited number available at the Cope Annagry as well.Under-age training times: Under 10 training will begin this Saturday at 12pm at the gym in the Rosses Community School. All players born in 2003 and 2004 should attend. Under 12s training continues on Thursday evenings at 6 in the RCS for players born in 2001 and 2002. Under 8s training takes place every Saturday morning at 10am in the aislann for players born in 2005 and 2006. Under 6 training takes place every Saturday morning at 11.15am in the aislann for players born in 2007 and 2008. Please check the Naomh Mhuire Bord na nOg facebook page for regular updates and latest news re underage activities. The Bord na nOg are holding a 5k run/walk on good Friday. More details will follow in the coming weeks. Peil na mBan Naomh Mhuire are putting in place plans and are at an advanced stage of planning to run an inhouse Developement camp for girls from 9,10,11,12 and 13 years of age to start early February. Any girl who wants to attend this camp, Ask their parents to contact development officer; Donal O’Séarcáigh.Our Aim is to have a continuous line of players for our club and to ensure our players can have every opportunity to wear the Green and white of Naomh Mhuire and the Green and Gold of Dún na nGall!Mouthguards – please note this is a requirement for all now for training and games as passed by GAA headquarters. This is a requirement for all senior and underage players. The Bord na nÓg request all parents to purchase the mouthguards which are available locally in any sport shop. No mouthguard – no training or playing.Jive Alive is on the way – watch this space for upcoming details. Auditions almost complete at this stage. Great work continues at the pitch and huge thanks to all who have volunteer their time to the club to ensure we keep the development efforts on track and special thanks to Bernard Greene for plant hire.Lotto details for week 23rd January. Jackpot 1280 euro. No jackpot winner. There was one match 3 winner: Shaun Boyle,Dún Lúiche. Next 100Club draw is 30th January at 9pm in Caislean Óir. Sellers get your subs in on time to the draw co-ordinator. Check out details on www.naomhmhuire.ie. GAA: NAOMH MHUIRE GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: January 29th, 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:GAA: NAOMH MHUIRE GAA CLUB NEWS
Donegal MinorsWell done to Shaun Paul Barrett and his Donegal Minors who won the Ulster Championship on Sunday with a 2-10 to 1-11 win over Derry. The men will now play Cork in Croke Park on Sunday July 30th at 2pm. Well done also to the clubmen in his backroom team, Darran Nash, Luke Barrett and Conall McFadden as well as Ronan Docherty who was a panel member.Division 2Our Seniors and Reserves are provisionally scheduled to play MacCumhaills this Sunday at 3pm in Ballybofey, however this is as yet unconfirmed U21sHard luck to our U21s who suffered a heavy 5-17 to 0-3 defeat at the hands of an impressive Killybegs team on Monday nightU12sOur U12s finished off their league campaign with an impressive win over Gweedore in Moyle Park. The point scoring in the 1st half was excellent with some great moves and scores from long range, among the scorers were Eoin McGettigan with 4 points, Cillian McBride and Dara Kelly-Cullen both with 2 each, and it was great to see Alec McConigley back in action scoring a great point coming the whole way up the field from full back.Lorcan Sweeney was excellent in his 1st match in goals with his kicking excellent. In the 2nd half the boys continued their hard work and were rewarded with 3 goals from Liam Donnelly, Cillian McBride, and goal of the game from Jordan Ryan. Further points from Paul Ryan, Liam Donnelly and Anthony Curran completed a great nights work and the win ensured the boys finished 2nd in the league with 8 victories from 9 matches.LottoThis weeks lotto numbers were 7-11-20-24. No jackpot winner, 2 match 3 winners, win €35 each. Fiona Boyle and Moira McCormack. Next weeks Jackpot is €780. Don’t forget you can enter the lotto from the comfort of your own home by playing through our own FREE Club App. Usual rules apply, pick 4 numbers per box, €2 and €5 options available. Numbers must be entered before 10pm or else they roll over to the next week. Perfect way for our many supporters and exiles overseas who would like to continue to support their Club.Underage coachingAnyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Nigel Black (086-8128869) or Aidan Cannon (087-6784787)Lotto databaseLotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2016 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:– Full family membership for 2016 included– Entered into every draw every week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– 11 weeks free entry to lotto drawLotto sellers requiredThe Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114Contact usFor all information and queries contact MilfordDonegalGAA@Gmail.com, follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.clgbnag.com CLG BnaG Club GearA selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751GAA NEWS: MILFORD EXTEND THEIR CONGRATULATIONS TO DONEGAL MINORS was last modified: July 20th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Milford GAA club notes
Police divers have recovered the body of a Donegal man who fell from scaffolding at a Rio Tinto wharf in Western Australia’s north-west, it has been confirmed.Witnesses say that Sean McBride, from Burtonport, was dismantling scaffolding at the wharf on East Intercourse Island in the town of Dampier when they heard the scaffolding collapse on Saturday afternoon.Those in the area did not see anyone fall, but when they searched for the man, they could only find a safety helmet floating in the water nearby. Emergency services were called to the scene, as were police divers from Perth.Dampier police have confirmed the divers retrieved the man’s body from the area.The Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum is examining the circumstances surrounding the incident and has sent an investigator from Karratha to the site.A spokesman would not comment further. A Rio Tinto spokesman said the missing man, a contractor, had been working on the scaffolding when it collapsed.“All work has ceased at East Intercourse Island and access to the site has been closed,” he said.Mr McBride, in his late 20s, is from a well-respected family in Burtonport.A close family friend told us: “The family are obviously devastated and details of exactly what has happened are still a bit sketchy, so everyone is pulling together.“He’s a great young man from a very good local family.” It’s understood consular officials are helping to keep the family up to date with the investigation.UPDATED: BODY OF BURTONPORT MAN RECOVERED AFTER AUSTRALIAN BUILDING SITE ACCIDENT was last modified: June 5th, 2011 by gregShare 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:Australiaburtonportdonegal
Charlie and Lee Patton, Stranorlar at the Finn Valley Vintage Rally and Threshing Day last year.HUNDREDS are expected to flock to the eleventh annual Finn Valley Vintage Rally and Threshing Day which takes place this Sunday, at Crossroads, Killygordon.There will be a large number of events and attractions on the day including stationary engines, bale rolling, tractor balancing and children’s sports including a free bouncy castle, and of course, traditional threshing.A large number of fine examples of vintage farm machinery and cars will also be on display with entrants expected to travel from all over the North West. Organised by the Finn Valley Vintage Club, the rally has raised tens of thousands of euro for local charities over the last decade.According to the organisers, the idea of the event is to promote agricultural, vintage and other items of heritage and also provide a venue suitable for the enthusiast to show items of yesteryear.Club Chairman, Mr Thomas McKelvey, said they also wanted to allow the public the opportunity to view such rare treasures.He said they are expecting another bumper crowd this year again at the Cross. “We have been putting a lot of hard work and time in to organising this event over the past year. This is a very worthy event and more than €10,000 was raised last year alone with all the money going to local charities,” Mr McKelvey said.Gates open at 12 noon and admission will cost just five euro for adults and two euro for teenagers. Younger children will be admitted free of charge.For further details contact 086 3764067. HUNDREDS EXPECTED FOR FINN VALLEY RALLY AND THRESHING DAY was last modified: August 7th, 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:Finn Valley Rally and Threshing Day
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest So how do we make nitrogen (N) recommendations in Ohio? Current recommendations from Ohio State University use an economic model to set our corn nitrogen rate. The Maximum Return To N (MRTN) concept was developed by soil fertility specialists from across the north central region: this is a regional Corn Belt wide approach for nitrogen rates.For us, we use data from trials in Ohio so we also have our weather included as part of the equation and we factor in the price of nitrogen and the value of corn to bring in the economics. Chart 1 shows that our best economic return to nitrogen for $3.50 corn and $0.40 per pound of N is about 168 pounds of N per acre with a range of about 15 pounds to either side giving us about the same economic return –— within $1. You may also gain efficiency by delaying the bulk of your N application until sidedress timing. From last year’s experience, you’d better put 30 to 50 N units with your corn at planting, though, and then you can sidedress the remainder later.The calculator for this MRTN is available on the Iowa State University website: http://extension.agron.iastate.edu/soilfertility/nrate.aspx. You can go there to get the best suggestion on your nitrogen rate, even run some different scenarios. You’ll need to know:Your statePrevious crop – corn or soybeansPrice of NExpected sales price for a bushel of corn.The MRTN housed at Iowa State does use Ohio data from a range of years that we provided after conducting trials on Ohio research sites and farms across several years. Have you read the Tri-State Recommendations for corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa?Most folks say they have not. But if you had, you could say you understand the principles behind the recommendations and trust them to be quite valuable. While no longer printed, it is available as a pdf on-line: http://agcrops.osu.edu/publications/tri-state-fertility-guide-corn-soybean-wheat-and-alfalfa.A few of the principles in the Tri-State for P and K management:You should soil test every three to four years, results are presented in ppm, and correct application rates as necessary.Expected grain nutrient removal as: For P2O5 – corn 0.37, soybean 0.80, and wheat 0.63-pound removal per bushel. For K2O removal — corn 0.27, soybean 1.40, wheat 0.37-pound removal per bushel.Recommendations are designed to provide adequate nutrition for the crop, and to create or maintain a soil capable of providing sufficient nutrient without fertilizer addition for one or more years.We follow a philosophy of build up for low testing soils, maintain levels above the critical level in the maintenance plateau, or drawdown at high nutrient levels to maximize crop yieldAnd key to these recommendations is field calibration and correlation studies that have been conducted over the past 40 yearsRecently our Ohio State University soil fertility specialist along with his research team — Dr. Steve Culman with Muhammad Tariq Saeed and Anthony Fulford — dug through the data from Ohio that was used to develop the tri-state recommendations. The Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations, published in 1995, provided a unified soil fertility framework between Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.At Ohio State, Dr. Jay Johnson was the Soil Fertility Specialist who conducted field trials and developed the fertilizer recommendations. From 1976 to 1999, Dr. Johnson reported the results of his field trials from each field season in an annual report. The group went through these reports and pulled out every field trial that looked at phosphorus or potassium fertilization. They found 85 Phosphorus (P) trials conducted over eight sites: 47 in corn, 33 in soybeans and five in wheat. And they also found 102 Potassium (K) trials conducted over eight sites: 68 in corn, 32 in soybeans and two in wheat.For each trial, they calculated the percentage of relative grain yield by dividing the yield of the unfertilized plots by the yield of the fertilized plots and multiplying the result by 100. Since yields can vary greatly over sites and years, they use relative yield to show us how much fertilization increased or decreased grain yields. For each trial, they then took the relative yield and graphed it against the soil test P or K level.Figure 1 shows this relationship with P and Figure 2 shows the relationship with K. Each dot represents a single field trial from one year. The solid black horizontal line at 100% represents no change between unfertilized and fertilized plots. The dotted black line at 90% shows a 10% reduction in yield. The dashed vertical line shows the Tri-State critical levels of 15 ppm Bray P1 (Figure 1) and 100 ppm Ammonium Acetate K (Figure 2).These are the data from Ohio that helped establish the critical soil test P and K levels found in the Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations.A field with soil test levels to the left of the vertical dashed line has a reasonable chance of a yield response to fertilization and so fertilizer is recommended, while fields with soil test levels higher than the dashed line have a very low chance of a yield response to fertilizer, and so little to no fertilizer is recommended.While we have confidence in past trial work, Steve suggests we can consider this information “historic” or “old” and that efforts underway will help produce ‘current’ information to see if the fertilizer recommendations need to be revised. You can imagine how much collective effort will be required to generate robust information across the state. Steve, and all of the agronomic crops team, is looking for farmer cooperators to conduct on-farm strip trials to help generate additional information. More information on how to participate in these field trials can be found here: http://go.osu.edu/fert-trials
EnergyLogic says that its web-based training for home performance pros is a switch from conventional classroom and online training methods and an alternative to the “death-by-PowerPoint” approach to education.The free training program is designed for energy raters, remodelers, and home performance specialists. According to its developers, Game of Homes applies “gaming designs and concepts to learning scenarios that are interactive, engaging and entertaining.”Matt Thornberry, EnergyLogic’s training and education manager, said that training is crucial to the success of the building science industry, but conventional presentations and lectures are boring. Game of Homes users learn by reacting to online scenarios developed from situations that inspectors have faced in the field.Users will have to register at the Game of Homes website but because of donations from corporate sponsors (including Owens Corning), players won’t have to pay for the training.Game of Homes users can earn continuing education credits for programs such as the Residential Energy Services Network and the Building Performance Institute.