KARL LACEY REVEALS DONEGAL STAYED CALM AT HALF-TIME

first_imgKarl Lacey said Donegal remained calm at half-time in their Ulster SFC quarter-final clash with Derry, despite the fact they went in at the interval trailing by two points, after an ineffective opening 35 minutes. Karl Lacey has said Donegal stayed calm at half-time against Derry on Sunday, despite trailing at the break.Some suggested McGuinness must have read the riot act to his Donegal players at half-time, as they completely blew Derry away with a sensational 15 minute blitz at the start of the second-half.However, Lacey revealed McGuinness was calm at half-time, because he knew his side had it in their legs to overcome the deficit in the second-half. Lacey said, ” Jim kept things calm, we were two points down but we knew we had it in the legs.“We had the training done. We had the hard work done. We knew we had the fitness to push on.“We did that during the first ten or 15 minutes of the second half.“We had a couple of great moves and a couple of great scores. “I thought Leo’s goal was crucial and it came at the right time.Lacey said all focus has now turned towards their Ulster SFC semi-final clash with either Antrim or Fermanagh.“We’re not looking beyond the next match, people are suggested we’re in another Ulster final, but we’ll respect the challenge of either Antrim or Fermanagh and won’t underestimate either side.It’s a great game too look forward to, and it’s a great opportunity for us to reach another Ulster final. KARL LACEY REVEALS DONEGAL STAYED CALM AT HALF-TIME was last modified: May 28th, 2014 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:DerrydonegalHome-page Sportkarl laceynewsUlster SFCvictorylast_img read more

Challenging harvest conditions showing up in the heart of the Corn Belt

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseCorn and soybean lodging, quality issues, and persistent moisture have plagued the 2018 harvest for Ohio so far. According to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Crop Progress Report for the week ending Oct. 14, the heat and dry conditions for part of the week allowed corn harvest to continue to outpace the 5-year average in Ohio. Soybean harvest moved ahead 13 percentage points, although it continues to lag behind the 5-year average.Though there have certainly been challenges in Ohio, buckeye farmers had better be careful before lamenting too long. Ohio is certainly not the only state facing harvest issues.In Minnesota, cool and wet weather conditions continued to hamper harvest progress during the week ending Oct. 14, 2018, according to USDA. There were only 1.1 days suitable for fieldwork, the fewest days suitable this year since the week ending April 22 when there were no days suitable for fieldwork.The persistent wet conditions have left Minnesota’s topsoil moisture at 56% adequate and 42% surplus, according to USDA. Despite the challenges, corn harvest progress for Minnesota is near normal at 18% in 2018 compared to the 20% five-year average. Soybean harvest, however, is really falling behind with a five-year average of 69% of the Minnesota crop harvested and only 38% of this year’s crop out of the fields so far in 2018.Steady rains, heavy fog, cool weather and even snow have kept soybeans from drying down this fall and really slowed harvest efforts for Steve Eickhoff who farms in the Spring Valley area in the southeast corner of Minnesota.“We have maybe a quarter of our beans done and we started corn after the snow melted from this weekend. Everything got mature early but we have been so wet,” Eickhoff said. “The first snow we had was on Sunday but to the north they have already had snow a couple of times. We have been cold with highs in the 40s the last couple of weeks. We usually start harvesting soybeans the end of September and by early October we are usually going hard on the beans. The beans are ripe, but we can’t get them dried down. The forecast is for highs in the 50s but sunshine for the next 10 days. We’ll see what happens.”Eickhoff said the soybean crop for the area looks to be about average and corn yields look strong — if they can get them out of the fields in a timely manner.“Stalk quality is not real great and the beans are all leaning. We have had some wind issues and we don’t need any more snow that is for sure,” he said. “One of the blessings of being cold is that we haven’t had any conditions for the molds. I think the grain quality is pretty good. So far we have heard some horror stories but we haven’t had any sprouting or anything like that. I don’t think we ever got the beans dry enough for that to happen.”In Iowa the story is similar. Rain and early snow showers limited Iowa farmers to just 0.8 day suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Oct. 14, according to the USDA. Activities for the week included moving grain, monitoring field conditions and harvesting corn when weather permitted. A whopping 60% of the topsoil in the nation’s top corn producing state had surplus moisture. Only 17% of the state’s corn crop had been harvested compared to the five-year average of 24%. For soybeans, 19% had been harvested compared to the 51% five-year average. And, while harvest progress continues to lag, Iowa’s farmers are grimacing at the rainy forecast for many parts of the state through late October into November.last_img read more

Trump Seeks Biofuels Plan

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy EditorDECATUR, Ill. (DTN) — President Donald Trump will soon announce a plan to mitigate the effects of EPA’s small-refinery exemptions, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told farmers Wednesday at the Farm Progress Show.Perdue said Trump is expected to plan a Midwest trip soon — though no date is set — and will announce how the administration will offset the 31 refinery exemptions granted by EPA earlier this month.“We’re working really hard to mitigate that as much as possible,” Perdue said at a listening session with four GOP Illinois congressmen and more than 200 Illinois farm leaders.Later, as Perdue was on a stage at Farm Progress Show, he got a call from President Donald Trump and put it on speaker phone. The president did not talk about the small-refinery exemptions but he called farmers “patriots” and said a deal with China would be done “soon.”Trump also said he thought China was delaying talks so Trump would lose reelection and China could negotiate with former Vice President Joe Biden, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination.While stressing he did not want to steal Trump’s thunder on any announcement, Perdue noted Trump has authorized year-round sales of E15. There’s an opportunity potentially to grow demand for ethanol blends from E10 by as much as 50%, he said.“If we give the customers the infrastructure and the pumps, and it’s going to be a better price differential, let the customers choose,” Perdue said.Going from E10 to E15 everywhere, Perdue said, would increase demand for corn by 2 billion bushels.“We’ve got the ability in this country to grow demand for E15 domestically,” Perdue said.The White House plan comes as farmers are struggling with demand challenges both in trade and domestic use. Farmers also have criticized USDA’s crop reports, especially after the August crop estimates came in higher than industry expectations. Democrats seeking to defeat the president next year also are seizing on some of these farmer issues. South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, for instance, issued a statement Wednesday saying he would end the abuse of small-refinery exemptions.“We’ve got a president who is actively undercutting Iowa farmers in favor of fossil-fuel giants,” Buttigieg said. “And he’s doing it at a time where his trade war with China is already decimating farmers’ bottom line. The president of the United States thinks rural Americans won’t notice that he’s selling them out. When I’m president, I’ll end this administration’s abuse of small-refinery exemptions.”Small-refinery waivers came up repeatedly in the listening session Wednesday by farmers and people in both the ethanol and biodiesel industries.Perdue said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler may have taken some comments by the president on one refinery and then plowed through with a full dose of exemptions for ethanol plants.“The president understood that was way overdone, and we are meeting furiously to try to recover some of that demand destruction that those small-refinery waivers did,” Perdue said. “We’ve had to be very creative legally in order to do that.”Perdue added the president’s eventual announcement “has been delicately crafted” and will provide some relief.Mark Marquis, CEO of Marquis Energy, told Perdue he did not think the waiving of 1.4 billion gallons of ethanol demand could be fixed with some infrastructure funds for blender pumps and the like.“We really need those gallons that are waived to be reallocated to the large oil refiners,” Marquis said.Marquis added that investors such as himself expected the Renewable Fuel Standard to move forward for 15 years when it was passed, but 10 years later, the petroleum industry has the upper hand.“It feels like a double-cross to us,” he said.Leaders in biodiesel also called on Congress to push for a return to the $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit. The tax credit expired 20 months ago, and one speaker told Perdue at least six biodiesel plants have closed and more than 250 million gallons of biodiesel demand have been lost because of the refinery waivers on biodiesel.Perdue added his job is to convey the anxieties of producers over trade and small-refinery exemptions to the president.“He understands that, and we are working feverishly right now to mitigate those issues,” Perdue later told reporters.The secretary said he “has the president’s ear,” pointing to the $16 billion Market Facilitation Program payments as evidence.With now 20 million acres of prevented planted, Perdue was asked about when USDA will announce how it will spend $3 billion in disaster aid passed earlier this summer. The secretary said the aid package is tied up at the White House Office of Management and Budget right now, and they are trying to decide exactly how that aid will be spent. USDA expected to have an announcement by Sept. 10. Perdue added that fight “could wind up in the Oval Office as well.”TRADE CONCERNSPerdue pushed back on the argument that trade disputes are the only driver for declining crop prices. Crop prices have been falling since 2012, the secretary said, and some of that is due to trade, but also overproduction.“Yields go up, and we are producing more than we can consume,” he said.Rich Guebert, president of the Illinois Farm Bureau, thanked Perdue for the latest Market Facilitation Program payments, citing that their payments would not make producers whole, but will likely help them get an operating loan for next year. Still, Guebert said, agriculture needs a positive jolt.“We really need some quick wins to give us a light at the end of the tunnel,” Guebert said.He asked Perdue to ensure Trump does not walk away from the North American Free Trade Agreement while the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is on the table.On the USMCA, Perdue said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is still trying to ease concerns in her caucus, but the secretary said he thinks the trade deal would get strong bipartisan approval. It’s important with other trade issues for USMCA to pass, he said.“If you can’t do a deal with your closest neighbors, how do you expect to get a deal done with others?” Perdue said.Perdue took umbrage with questions from reporters regarding how long farmers can continue to deal with the uncertainty over tariffs and trade disputes with China.“The question is, what’s China going to do to stop stealing our stuff?” Perdue said. “Maybe you would like to ask China and [Chinese] President Xi [Jinping] what China’s going to do to come to the table and trade like the No. 2 economy in the world and trade fairly and freely without the hassling and jerking our producers around. That’s the issue. President Trump has thrown the flag on that. Nobody has addressed that.”Perdue added the U.S. has become dependent on China as a consumer, but China is not playing by international trade rules. He pointed to the case of Chinese business people stealing biotech seed corn from Midwest fields and trying to reverse engineer the biotechnology.“Many people don’t understand China having jerked around with biotech issues and things like that,” the secretary told reporters. “They want world dominance in food production and military production and really in colonialism across the world.”Chris Clayton can be reached at Chris.Clayton@dtn.comFollow him on Twitter @ChrisClaytonDTN(AG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna opt out of Asian Games

first_imgLeander Paes. Photo: ReutersLeander Paes and Rohan Bopanna opted out of the Incheon Asian Games, which is starting in less than 10 days, on Wednesday.This comes as a jolt for India’s tennis contingent, which will not see names like Somdev Devvarman and Sania Mirza, apart from Paes and Bopanna, participating in this edition of the Asian Games. Reacting to the development, the All India Tennis Association said it respects players’ decision.Hinting the decision earlier on Tuesday, Paes had said, “Most probably I won’t be playing. But I’ll have to speak to my captain, my family, the association and see what can be done. I’ll take all conversations into consideration on putting the best team forward.””The individual event (at the Asiad) is spread over 8-10 days. The same week are the Shenzhen Open and Malaysian Open and the finals are on the Monday of Tokyo and Beijing which means you will get there only Tuesday.””It’s taking over a time of two tournaments. I never shy away from playing for my country but you also have to prioritise your career some time,” he had said.last_img read more

a month agoNapoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly buzzing: I do this for our fans

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly buzzing: I do this for our fansby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly was floating after their victory over Champions League opponents Liverpool.Koulibaly was outstanding for the 2-0 win.He said at the final whistle: “I arrived late to pre-season training as I was at the Africa Cup of Nations and Kostas Manolas had joined a new team, so it took us a while to learn how to play together and we conceded a lot of goals, but we’re improving.“I try to give 110 per cent to these fans, as they give me so much love and I want to repay them. “I throw myself into challenge for them, as I want to take the Napoli colours to the top, so it fills my heart when they cheer for me.” last_img read more

14 days agoBig Serie A interest arriving for Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Big Serie A interest arriving for Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozilby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSerie A interest is arriving for Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil.Ozil is on the outer at the Gunners this season.Fenerbahce have entered into negotiations with Arsenal about a loan deal for the German.But Calciomercato.it reports there is also interest from Italy.Inter Milan, AC Milan and Napoli are all ready to make a move for Ozil ahead of the January market. last_img

Things Get Real with THE BEAVERTONs Fake News as Nearly 400000 Viewers

first_imgAdvertisement Since its premiere, the Top 3 BEAVERTON clips on social media are:3)  Rachel Notley Caught in Yet Another Scandal with nearly 344,000 views2)  With 683,000 views, “The Donald Trump Apocalypse Begins” became the #11 trending video on YouTube, and also landed on the front pages of reddit.com and uproxx.com1) The series’ most-watched clip to date, 5 War Atrocities Only 90s Kids Remember, has garnered nearly 708,000 views.On tonight’s episode of THE BEAVERTON, (Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT), shocking new insights into the world of ISIS are revealed, Aisha Alfa looks at the Liberal sex-ed curriculum, and Canada ponders a new currency.A so-called televised adaptation of the immensely popular online satirical site TheBeaverton.com, THE BEAVERTON files fake news stories of the utmost importance, informed by real events, the cultural zeitgeist, and national news media. With nearly 7.5 million views in 2016 and averaging more than half a million unique visitors a month, TheBeaverton.com has become a go-to source for Canadian satire. Viewers who need a daily-dose of biting Canadian satire can check in with TheBeaverton.com or follow @TheBeaverton for hourly updates.THE BEAVERTON airs Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on The Comedy Network. Viewers can also catch-up on previous episodes at TheComedyNetwork.ca. For a daily dose of satire, there’s TheBeaverton.com.THE BEAVERTON is the brainchild of co-creators Luke Gordon Field and Jeff Detsky (CALL ME FITZ, SEED) of TheBeaverton.com, as well as website senior editors Jacob Duarte Spiel and Alexander Saxton. Directors are Henry Sarwer-Foner (THE RICK MERCER REPORT) and Shelagh O’Brien (JUST FOR LAUGHS GALAS). Producer is Paula J. Smith. Pier 21 Film’s Laszlo Barna and Melissa Williamson serve as Executive Producers.THE BEAVERTON is produced by Pier 21 Films in association with The Comedy Network, with the participation of Canadian Media Fund, and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. Sarah Fowlie is Director, Independent Production, Comedy, Bell Media. Production executive for Bell Media is Bill Lundy. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, CTV and Specialty. Randy Lennox is President, Broadcasting and Content, Bell Media. Advertisement Facebook This just in! Final Numeris data confirms that a combined audience of 379,000 viewers has tuned into the premiere episode of THE BEAVERTON since its November 9 debut on The Comedy Network. With an average audience of 189,000 viewers during its broadcast premiere timeslot, Comedy was the most-watched specialty channel in Canada for A25-54 (102,000 viewers), and the most-watched entertainment specialty channel for A18-49 (101,000 viewers). To date, the premiere episode has reached a total of 724,000 unique viewers across all airings.During its Nov. 9 broadcast debut, #TheBeaverton was among the Top 10 trending topics on Twitter in Canada, alongside hashtags related to the American election. Worldwide #TheBeaverton has garnered an estimated 18.7 million impressions to date.Across Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, the teaser clip for the debut episode “Obituary for America” has garnered nearly 900,000 views with nearly half a million views in just its first 12 hours of being published. To date, 19 various in-show and web exclusive clips of THE BEAVERTON have racked up more than 4 million views across Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Advertisement Login/Register With:center_img About Bell Media Independent ProductionBell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, and the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and MASTERCHEF CANADA. Upcoming original series on CTV include CARDINAL and THE DISAPPEARANCE. Among the original scripted series on Bell Media pay, specialty, and streaming platforms are the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, Space’s most-watched original series KILLJOYS, Bravo’s award-winning and most-watched original drama 19-2, award-winning dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, CraveTV’s first original series LETTERKENNY, the upcoming original series RUSSELL PETERS IS THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, Discovery’s upcoming drama FRONTIER, and Comedy’s new satirical news series THE BEAVERTON. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new scripted series in 4K.About The Comedy NetworkCanada’s first specialty comedy service, The Comedy Network airs comedy of all kinds, 24-hours-a-day, across multiple platforms, including a revolutionary broadband service at thecomedynetwork.ca. Launched in October 1997, Comedy broadcasts, uncut and uncensored, an eclectic mix of scripted, stand-up, sketch, improv, and animated comedy – as well as topical comedy talk shows, game shows and classic situation comedies. Offering an unrivalled slate of original Canadian programming, Comedy reinvests nearly 50 per cent of its revenues into home-grown productions. Comedy is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company, and is available in nearly six million households across the country. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The Comedy Network on Twitter The Comedy Network on Facebook The Beaverton on Twitter The Beaverton on Facebook Emma Hunter on Twitter Miguel Rivas on Twitter Marilla Wex on Twitter Donavon Stinson on Twitter Laura Cilevitz on Twitter Aisha Alfa on Twitter Social Media links Twitterlast_img read more

Floyd Mayweathers Lawyers Want Him Out Of Jail

LAS VEGAS – Apparently, prison is not so comfortable for Floyd Mayweather Jr. Go figure.His lawyers are claiming that the undefeated champion boxer may never fight again if he’s not released from jail he entered earlier this month.The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Mayweather’s lawyers filed an emergency motion Monday asking that he serve the remainder of his three-month jail sentence in house arrest.Lawyer Richard Wright says Mayweather’s health is deteriorating by being confined to his cell 23 hours a day and restricted from working out. Jailers are keeping him from the general inmate population because of his celebrity status.The motion says the boxer’s doctor believes the conditions could do irreversible damage to Mayweather’s physique.Bill Cassell, a spokesman for Vegas police department that oversees the jail, confirmed the boxer is in administrative segreation, confined to his cell all but one hour a day. The 60 minutes a day he gets is by himself is in a recreation area that does not include training facilities, such as weights.“He’s in adminstrative segreation for his safety and the safety of the other prisoners,” Cassell said. “Whether that changes is up to the judge today.” read more

Achraf reveals his lack of relationship with Julen Lopetegui

first_imgBorussia Dortmund’s left-back spoke to El Larguero about the lack of relationship he had with Julen Lopetegui, Real Madrid’s former manager.Now that Julen Lopetegui is out and Santiago Solari is in at Real Madrid, Moroccan left-back Achraf Hakimi has a bigger chance to play for Los Blancos due to his good relationship with the new boss.This Monday evening, the Dortmund player offered an interview to El Larguero ahead of his squad’s Champions League match against Atletico Madrid at the Metropolitano Stadium.The Colchoneros lost their first match against the vibrant German squad that is filled with young players such as Achraf, but this will be a very special match for him because of his past as a Madridista and he will certainly try to enjoy it.The last time these two squads faced a few weeks ago, Atletico painfully lost 4-0 at Signal Iduna Park with a staggering three assists from the young Real Madrid product.This impact he is making in German football is a perfect way to convince Los Blancos that he needs to return to the club as soon as possible, everybody thought that he was already in talks with the club due to the fantastic season he is having with Borussia Dortmund.But to everybody’s surprise, Achraf is actually not even planning on a return yet because he only had contact with Lopetegui once.📻 @AchrafHakimi en @ellarguero, sobre su salida del Madrid: “Lopetegui tampoco sabía mucho lo que iba a pasar, a quien iban a traer y demás. Le dije que prefería tener minutos y él no sabía si iban a traer algún fichaje y demás. No, no fue decisión suya” https://t.co/JD2CAggxTj pic.twitter.com/DSYry7pK9l— El Larguero (@ellarguero) November 5, 2018This revelation is nothing but another main reason why Julen Lopetegui was clearly not the ideal man to coach Real Madrid, his lack of understanding of the environment was too great to ignore and his inability to recognize that the young players are the club’s best bet for the future is what doomed him in the end.Achraf is already getting all the recognition he deserves in Germany, and he is also getting all the attention he needs from the club because Santiago Solari is currently in charge.The Argentine manager coached Achraf during his time at Castilla and all he needs now is for Santi to stay as the boss, the player is aware that the opportunity is there and this Tuesday will be key for him to finally convince Florentino that he needs to return and become the next great left-back who can help Marcelo retire with grace and without worrying about leaving his position unprotected.Because of Borussia Dortmund’s visit to Madrid where they will play against Atletico this Tuesday, Achraf agreed to do an interview with El Larguero and spoke about the possibility of going back to Real Madrid and his lack of relationship with Lopetegui.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.#UCL mood ⚽ pic.twitter.com/MXxVRUNQVV— Achraf Hakimi (@AchrafHakimi) November 5, 2018“I didn’t really have a lot of contact with Lopetegui. I only had one phone call with him before the season started to see what my situation was and that’s it,” said Achraf to Cadena Ser’s El Larguero.“He didn’t really know what was going to happen because he was going through his first days at Real Madrid and he had no idea who the club was going to bring. And well, I also told him that I preferred having more minutes and he didn’t know if the club was going to sign a player in my position or not.”“Things are very difficult at Real Madrid right now, but I think the club will come out on top in the end. I’m happy for Solari because he has the chance to coach the first squad and he will prove his worth little by little.”“I love the intensity he transmits in every practice, in every match, you can see how it shows on the pitch.”“I’ve been a Madridista since I was a little kid and I would love to succeed in the club of my life.”“But I’m only thinking about the present for now, which is to succeed in Dortmund and make things go well for me. Then we will see what happens later,” he concluded.Achraf: “No hablé mucho con Lopetegui, él tampoco sabía muy bien lo que iba a pasar” https://t.co/BDeFYze18k pic.twitter.com/IkjGixacBv— El Larguero (@ellarguero) November 5, 2018When do you think is the best time for Achraf to return to Real Madrid? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more