HEARTACHE AS PROUD MILFORD LADIES LOSE OUT IN LAST GASP THRILLER

first_imgMILFORD Ladies lost their Ulster Intermediate Final in an enthralling match with Derry champions Glen at Clones this afternoon.The Co Donegal girls did their club proud with an outstanding display, only to lose out in the dying seconds.Milford had gone in at half-time cruelly a point behind. The sides were tied in the early stages on two points apiece before Milford established a two point advantage at 0-06 to 0-04.But Glen’s Louise Gunn scored a goal in injury time to put the Derry side ahead at the break.It was end-to-end in the second half as Glen nudged further into the lead.But trailing by three points, Amber Barrett popped up to score a superb goal to tie the sides at 1-10 each. Glen however nudged a point back into the lead and time ran out for another Milford comeback.But the girls can head back north this evening having put Donegal football firmly on the Ulster map in a provincial final. HEARTACHE AS PROUD MILFORD LADIES LOSE OUT IN LAST GASP THRILLER was last modified: October 20th, 2013 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:glenMilfordUlster Finallast_img read more

Weir, Loggers steamroll Warriors on Senior Night

first_imgRobert Weir had two touchdowns, Cruz Montana had four and the Eureka Loggers laid waste to visiting Big 4 Conference rival Del Norte, beating the Warriors 44-6 Friday night at Albee Stadium.Friday’s win improves Eureka to 2-0 in the Big 4 and 9-0 overall and guarantees the Loggers at least a portion of the Big 4 crown. Eureka can finish the regular season undefeated and claim an outright Big 4 championship with a win on the road against Fortuna next Friday, Oct. 26, in what will be the regular …last_img read more

Taj hotel for Cape Town city centre

first_img20 August 2009The five-star, 155-room Taj Cape Town is set to open in December this year. Situated in the heart of the city centre and away from the usually favoured V&A Waterfront, the hotel will add to the rejuvenation of Cape Town’s inner city.The Taj Hotel will be located in the historic and civic heart of Cape Town, on the vibrant pedestrian precinct, St George’s Mall, described by Taj Cape Town GM Michael Pownall as “the cultural and historical centre of this glittering cosmopolitan city”.According to the Taj website, the hotel will offer 155 “heritage” and “tower” rooms and suites, 10 sectional apartments, 12 fractional suites and one presidential suite, and will play host to dignitaries, business heads and discerning travellers from across the world.It will also feature a business centre and several banquet rooms fitted with state-of-the-art facilities and capable of hosting up to 100 people on the first floor – directly overlooking St George’s Cathedral and Table Mountain.The hotel will allow its guests to experience “the rich culture, breathtaking sights and countless activities of Cape Town, from a milieu of warm Indian hospitality and unsurpassed luxury,” Pownall said in a press statement earlier this year.Inner-city rejuvenationAccording to a Business Day article this week, the hotel, which is being built at a cost of R500-million, is a 50-50 joint venture between city centre property investor Eurocape and Taj, the hotel division of Indian conglomerate Tata.Pownall said that with the rejuvenation and reinvestment in the city centre in recent years, the timing of opening the hotel could not be better.“We could not have done this 10 years ago,” he told Business Day. “But now the streets [are] safer, there are numerous street cafes, and there is a lot more life in the area.”Impeccable serviceEmerging from the original façade of two iconic historical Cape Town buildings, Temple Chambers (the Board of Executors building built in the 1890s) and the South African Reserve Bank Building, the Taj Cape Town “will seamlessly blend old and contemporary architectural styles,” according to the press statement.The hotel’s new 17-floor glass tower will rise from the heritage buildings into the city skyline, with guestrooms, suites and residences all offering spectacular views of the city’s famous St George’s Cathedral, The Company’s Garden, Parliament and Table Mountain.According to the statement, guests will be able to experience authentic and traditional Indian Ayurvedic wellness treatments at the Jiva Grande Spa, as well as dine at Masala Kraft, an Indian speciality restaurant known for its delectable fare prepared with traditional ingredients.“Operated by Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces, Cape Town’s new landmark hotel will continue to uphold our long standing tradition of unparalleled luxury and impeccable service that is over 100 years old,” Pownall said.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

4R Nutrient Stewardship Program continues expanding reach

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Nutrient Stewardship Council, the governing body of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program, is pleased to announce that more than 1 million acres in the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB) are now under the guidance of nutrient service providers that have earned certification through its program.The voluntary certification program is a regionally concentrated effort by the agriculture industry to significantly reduce and prevent applied nutrients from running off fields, which has contributed to algal blooms in Lake Erie.Twenty-five nutrient service providers — advisers to farmers for soil, nutrient and crop management – have achieved certified status through the program since its inception in March 2014. These certified facilities provide nutrient recommendations or nutrient application services to 4,350 farmer customers covering 1.8 million acres, with 1.2 million of these acres located in the WLEB watershed. Over 20% of total farming acres in the WLEB are now supported by certified nutrient service providers through the program.“The one-million acre milestone is significant because it represents a change in attitudes throughout the basin,” said Carrie Vollmer-Sanders, chairwoman of the Nutrient Stewardship Council and Western Lake Erie Basin project director for The Nature Conservancy. “Social scientists would say that 20% is often the ‘tipping point’ at which change is embraced. It is no longer just the innovators becoming 4R certified, it is becoming the status quo.”The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program was created to encourage agricultural retailers, nutrient service providers and other certified professionals to adopt proven best practices through the 4Rs. The 4R concept, developed by the International Plant Nutrition Institute, Fertilizer Canada and The Fertilizer Institute, refers to using the Right source of nutrients at the Right rate and Right time in the Right place.The program provides science-based information to grow crops, while considering individual farms’ needs.  The certification program’s auditable requirements were developed by the 4R Certification Program Advisory Committee, consisting of a broad representation of agribusinesses, farmers, state and federal agencies, conservation organizations and private industries. Nutrient service providers are audited by trained, third-party auditors on the program’s 41 requirements.“Becoming certified requires an investment of time and money from fertilizer retailers (nutrient service providers), which makes the speedy adoption of the program all that more impressive,” Vollmer-Sanders said. “It’s a serious commitment from the agricultural community to ensure that fertilizer is used to grow crops, and not algae.”The fertilizer industry’s 4R Research Fund, accumulated through private and public funding sources, is providing the means to evaluate specific impacts of the adoption of 4R standards and the certification program on crop productivity and profitability, water quality, and perceptions of farmers, nutrient service providers and residents in the WLEB.“The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program is central to long-term reduction of algae bloom issues in Lake Erie, and it will take a blend of approaches to reach reduction goals,” said Chris Jahn, president of The Fertilizer Institute. “The program provides a common framework for all who provide agricultural services and farm in the Western Lake Erie Basin. TFI’s strong support of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program is evidence of our willingness to collaborate with other stakeholders in pursuit of a common goal.”With initial and ongoing financial support from commodity groups, fertilizer companies and  environmental and research foundations, including The Mosaic Company Foundation, the certification program has grown in reach and effectiveness throughout the past two years.“At Mosaic, we support and promote the 4R Nutrient Stewardship framework to help farmers achieve the benefits of fertilizer while reducing nutrient loss to the environment,” said Rick McLellan, board member of The Mosaic Company Foundation and senior vice president — commercial for The Mosaic Company. “We are proud to partner with the Nutrient Stewardship Council, and we look forward to ongoing collaboration that builds on this significant certification milestone.”last_img read more

5 DIY Filmmaking Gear Tutorials

first_imgHave a project you need to get in the can? Running low on cash? Check out these DIY filmmaking gear tutorials to help you get on your way.Filmmaker and videography gear can bust your budget before you even start shooting. There’s no reason to go broke — affordable gear solutions are easy to find, especially if you’re willing to take a DIY approach. We’ve rounded up a small list of tutorials that show how easy it is to craft your own DIY filmmaking gear. With a few tools and a little patience, you’ll be on your way in no time.1. DIY Light StandIn our first video tutorial, Ryan Connolly and the Film Riot crew demonstrate how to make a DIY light stand for around $10. This easy-to-build stand uses no glue, which means you can easily collapse it and take it wherever you want. If you need something a little more heavy duty, you can essentially take this concept and upgrade the materials.2. DIY Shoulder RigShoulder rigs can get expensive — if you don’t have the cash for a pro rig, then this clip from The Slanted Lens offers a pretty solid solution. Follow along as cinematographer Lars Lindstrom demonstrates how to create a DIY shoulder rig on the cheap. Just remember that this particular DIY shoulder rig works best with DSLR cameras.3. DIY Bank LightingThis episode of Basic Filmmaker covers the process of putting together a set of DIY bank lights. Here’s what you’ll need: a shop light, bulbs, and a mounting bracket. Grabbing a C-stand from Amazon will give you a place to mount your finished product.4. DIY Timelapse SliderThis video from RCexperimental demonstrates how to build a DIY timelapse slider with motor. This one is a little more advanced. For instance, you’ll need to do some soldering. Plus, you’ll need a motor (which can be found at Solar Botics). All in all, you should be able to build this slider for around $20.5. DIY 3-Axis GimbalHere’s what you’ll need to build a DIY 3-axis gimbal, as demonstrated in the video below from Tom Antos. First, you’ll need a Foxtech Falcon Camera Gimbal and a shoulder rig. Since you’ll be using a DSLR, you can purchase a cheap shoulder rig, or, you know, build the one we featured up top. This is the most expensive project on this list; it will set you back about $300. Still, that price is a lot less than what you’d pay for a professional 3-axis gimbal. Plus, you’ll have the satisfaction of having built it yourself!Got any fun DIY filmmaking gear projects you can share with the community? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

WATCH: Get to know Rey Nambatac in 7 questions

first_imgRey Nambatac said that his most memorable basketball memory Letran’s championship in 2015, but that may have changed in a course of a week after he just fulfilled his dream of making it to the pros and joined the Rain or Shine Elastopainters last Sunday.But there’s more to this former Letran star than basketball. Find out more about Rey Nambatac in this edition of INQUIRER 7.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Booker scores 32, Suns rally late to beat Nets 122-114 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Gay soccer star Robbie Rogers retires from LA Galaxy

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kobe Bryant on donning No. 8 and No. 24 for Lakers: ‘They’re two different people’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:48Trump awards Penske Presidential Medal01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “I will remain deeply connected to this sport and its surrounding community,” Rogers added. “I leave the game full of pride of what I have accomplished as a person and a player.”Rogers is a 10-year MLS veteran and two-time All-Star who won league championships in 2008 and 2014. But he struggled with injuries throughout his professional career, and he was ruled out for the current season in May because of nerve damage in his left ankle, requiring surgery.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRogers came out while announcing his retirement in 2013 after being released by the English club Leeds. That retirement lasted less than three months before he signed with the Galaxy, determined to become a role model for gay youth. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Rogers is engaged to Greg Berlanti, a prominent writer and producer of several television series. They have a son, Caleb. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding FILE – In this March 12, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Galaxy forward Robbie Rogers (14) is shown during the first half of an MLS soccer game, in Commerce City, Colo. Rogers, the LA Galaxy defender who became the first openly gay male athlete in a major North American professional sport, is retiring from soccer. The 30-year-old Rogers announced his retirement Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, through the Galaxy, saying he made the decision “with mixed emotions.”(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)CARSON, Calif. — Robbie Rogers, the LA Galaxy defender who became the first openly gay male athlete in a major North American professional sport, is retiring from soccer.The 30-year-old Rogers announced his retirement Tuesday through the Galaxy, saying he made the decision “with mixed emotions.” He missed the entire 2017 season due to injury.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA “I’ll never forget the feeling of returning to the field in my first game back,” Rogers said. “That feeling of acceptance and support pushed me as an athlete and as a person. Having the opportunity to win an MLS Cup in my hometown, with my hometown club as an openly gay man will be something I will carry with me for the rest of my life.”Rogers was a part of the Galaxy’s MLS Cup championship team in 2014, and he became one of the top left backs in MLS before injuries derailed his career.“Robbie Rogers has been an integral part of our club and our community since he joined the LA Galaxy in 2013,” Galaxy President Chris Klein said. “During his time in Los Angeles, Robbie has been an elite athlete and a good teammate. He helped lead our club to a championship in 2014 while breaking barriers and being a force for positive change in our sport and in our community.”He also made 18 appearances for the U.S., including participation in the Beijing Olympics in 2008.Rogers is a Southern California native who played college soccer at Maryland, winning the NCAA title in 2005 before playing professionally in the Netherlands. He signed with the Columbus Crew in 2007, joining current Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid and winning his first MLS title in 2008.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

NQ All Stars Super Challenge

first_imgThe North Queensland Touch Association (NQTA) is proud to announce an exciting new event on the Touch Football calendar with the inaugural Mad Cow Tavern North Queensland All Stars Super Challenge to be held at Townsville’s Queens Park on October 5 & 6, 2013.The event will be run alongside the 2013 North Queensland Junior Regional Touch Football Championships and will showcase the best Touch Football talent across the North Queensland region.Games will be played over four fifteen minute quarters and will provide an insight into the elite level of the sport to the region’s junior players.The All Stars concept will comprise of a three game mixed-gender series with game one to be played in the afternoon of Saturday October 5, games two and three played in the morning and afternoon of Sunday October 6, respectively.Representative players from affiliated competitions in the northern part of the region, encompassing an area from Thursday Island to Cardwell, will go up against representatives from southern competitions in an area that extends from Ingham to Mount Isa and Mackay.The two sides will be made up sixteen of their area’s best players, eight male and eight female.NQTA Executive Officer Billy Grant said the new event will be a great opportunity for the region’s representative players to show off their skill as they play against the best the region has to offer.“Our representative players are some of the best in the country and the (Mad Cow Tavern) All Stars Super Challenge will be their chance to show that in front of their own region,” Mr Grant said.“We believe that the concept not only offers the chance to promote the sport and the talent that exists in North Queensland, but also showcase the pathway available to children in the sport.”The Mad Cow Tavern’s Mark Napier was happy throw his support behind the event, coming on board as the inaugural naming rights partner.“The All Stars Challenge is sure to highlight the region’s Touch Football talent and we are happy to be a part of it. We sponsor many local sporting teams and events in the region and we are really looking forward to this one.”Further information about the Mad Cow Tavern NQ All Stars Super Challenge will be posted on our Facebook page (facebook.com/nqtouch) and Twitter (twitter.com/nqtouch). Our website will be the home of all the news, event action and results – www.nqtouch.com.au.Related Filesmedia_release_-_mad_cow_tavern_nq_all_stars_super_challenge-pdfRelated LinksNQ All Starslast_img read more

10 months agoArsenal boss Emery hasn’t forgotten Sevilla midfielder Banega

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery hasn’t forgotten Sevilla midfielder Banegaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery hasn’t forgotten about Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega.The Sun says Emery is set to launch an £18m January raid for Banega – the Argentine midfielder he’s worked with at Valencia and Sevilla.The offer will be tabled next month, but Serie A giants Inter Milan are also keen.The midfielder could act as a replacement for Aaron Ramsey, who is leaving the club on a free transfer next summer. last_img read more

10 months agoSuarez relieved as Barcelona win at ‘tricky’ Getafe

first_imgSuarez relieved as Barcelona win at ‘tricky’ Getafeby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLuis Suarez and Leo Messi struck as Barcelona won 2-1 at Getafe on Sunday.Messi scored his 399th La Liga goal and Luis Suarez netted with a stunning volley as Barcelona moved five points clear at the top of the table with victory at Getafe.Argentine Messi opened the scoring in the 20th minute when he slotted in from a very tight angle.Suarez doubled the lead with a venomous shot from the edge of the area.Jaime Mata fired in to reduce the deficit before Jorge Molina missed an open goal for Getafe after the break.”It was very hard and tricky with so many people in the way, but I managed to hit it well,” said Suarez of his goal.”The opponent played well, we knew their qualities, how they defend, and we knew how to get the points, although there’s half a season to go.”On Messi he added: “Leo (Messi) is the best player in the world, wherever he plays. He’s got details of a different class of player and to share the pitch with him is incredible.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more