De Gea could miss Liverpool tie due to injury

first_img0Shares0000De Gea could miss Liverpool tie due to hamstring injury. Photo/TEAMTALKLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 16 – David de Gea’s availability for Manchester United’s clash with Liverpool is uncertain after picking up a suspected hamstring injury while on international duty.Spain booked their place at Euro 2020 as they came from behind to draw 1-1 with Sweden, but United will be more concerned with the health of their goalkeeper, who limped out of the action. The 28-year-old goalkeeper hobbled off after an hour of the game, and there are now big concerns in the United camp that he will be unable to play against Liverpool at Old Trafford in a huge game on Sunday afternoon.In an innocuous-looking incident, De Gea immediately grabbed the back of his thigh after clearing a backpass from his own player, and there are fears he may have pulled his hamstring.He sat on the ground in his six-yard box before making his own way off the pitch accompanied by the Spanish medical team.United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping the injury is not serious and will be anxiously waiting for an update on his fitness.Spain did not comment after the game, but even if it is not serious, the keeper has to be rated as an early doubt for the visit of Jurgen Klopp’s men. 0Shares0000(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

DONEGAL WOMEN IN BUSINESS NETWORK KICK OFF 2013 EVENTS

first_imgLadies who launch! Some of the Donegal businesswomen making a difference.The Donegal Women in Business Network have launched their 2013 Calendar of events.The first networking event of the calendar year kicks off with a motivational and goal setting workshop “THE IMPORTANCE OF GOAL SETTING”. It promises to be a practical presentation which will help you set those goals that you really need to set for your business this year.The workshop is being delivered by Bobby Farren of Farren Consulting who has been involved in supporting some of the most exciting and high growth opportunities in the North West of Ireland. His broad depth and array of experience has helped clients push forward with their ideas and business developments. Bobby is a motivated individual and you will most definitely leave the workshop with a clear vision for your own business goals.This workshop is open to any woman in business in the county or any woman who has an interest in a business in the county. If you would like to get motivated, exchange ideas, make new friends and business contacts and at the same time benefit from a large network of skills, knowledge and experience then this event is for you.If you would like to register for this workshop which takes place at the Mount Errigal Hotel 9.30am on Tuesday 26th February 2013, just drop us an email RWasson@donegalenterprise.ie or ga@graceannconsultancy.com or call us on 0749160735.The network are always looking for new members to join, the cost is only €25.00 per year. If you would like to find out more drop us an email. From all at the Donegal Women in Business Network….. Look forward to seeing old and new members this 2013. DONEGAL WOMEN IN BUSINESS NETWORK KICK OFF 2013 EVENTS was last modified: February 19th, 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:Donegal Women In Business Networkeventslast_img read more

Amazing Grace in fourth European win

first_img8 October 2012South Africa’s Branden Grace captured his fourth European Tour title of 2012 on Sunday with a two-shot victory in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, played at Saint Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns.“I’ve really dreamt of this moment my whole life,” he said after securing victory.“I had goosebumps thinking this morning about Louis [winning The Open Championship at Saint Andrews in 2010] and the possibility of holding a trophy here myself.“It was a tough day, but the putter started working and that’s all I needed to do.”Select companyThe win puts the 24-year-old South African in select company, namely Seve Ballesteros, Ernie Els, Nick Faldo, Miguel Angel Jiminez, Martin Kaymer, Bernhard Langer, Lee Westwood, Tiger Woods and Ian Woosnam, who also managed to win four events in a single year on the European Tour.With his win on Sunday, though, Grace achieved something never before done: he became the first graduate of the European Tour Qualifying School to win four times in the year after his graduation.He also became the first South African to win the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and maintained an enviable record of always winning when leading or sharing the lead heading into the final round of a tournament.Four-shot leadHaving opened with a remarkable 60 on the Kingsbarns course, Grace followed that up with rounds of 67 and 69 to lead by four shots with a round to go on 20-under-par 196.In the final round, however, Denmark’s Thorbjørn Olesen managed to draw level with Grace with seven holes to go. The South African, though, responded superbly, sinking birdie putts of 10, 12 and 14 feet on the next three holes to pull clear.He went on to card a 70 and finish on a tournament record 22-under-par 266, two shots clear of Olesen. Sweden’s Alexander Noren claimed third on 18-under-par 270, with Joel Sjoholm in fourth on 16-under-par 272.Course recordSouth Africa’s George Coetzee was on fire in the final round, equalling the Saint Andrews course record with a superb 10-under-par 62, which moved him up to a share of fifth place with Fredrik Andersson Hed, Victor Dubuisson, Stephen Gallacher, Raphael Jacquelin, Lee Slattery and Danny Willett on 15-under-par 273.The winner’s cheque of €617 284 (approximately R7.05-million) was the largest of Grace’s career. It also helped to lift him up to third place in the Race to Dubai rankings, trailing only world number one Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose.Just behind Grace is 2012 Open champion Ernie Els, Italy’s Francesco Molinari and Louis Oosthuizen. Like Oosthuizen and 2011 Masters’ champion Charl Schwartzel, Grace is a product of the Ernie Els Foundation, and Els himself believes Grace will become the third former member of the Foundation to win a Major title.Meteoric riseHis rise in 2012 has certainly been meteoric. He began the year ranked 265th in the year and is now ranked 37th in the official world golf rankings.Grace’s other European Tour victories this year include the Joburg Open and the Volvo Golf Champions in January and the Volvo China Open in April.More recently, in September, he returned to South Africa to play in two winter events on the Sunshine Tour and won the Vodacom Origins of Golf Final for his second title of the year on The Links at Fancourt.Besides his third place in the Race to Dubai standings, he’s also a clear leader atop the Sunshine Tour standings, almost R800 000 clear of second placed Louis Oosthuizen.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Fight to the finish line

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Andy WesthovenBy Andy Westhoven, AgriGold Regional AgronomistThe 2019 growing season has certainly been one for the ages (and the record books). It has been both memorable and forgettable. I know many growers who have said this year they had to throw out the rule book. I can empathize with any grower, as I too did some things that made me embarrassed. However, this was, and still is, a year of audibles. We’ve had Plan A, B, C, D, etc. We had to be quick on our feet whenever the slightest window opened for fieldwork. Sure, many times it was questionable at best, but it’s what had to be done. Now if you’re fortunate to have a crop planted and still actively growing, I believe you have to fight to the finish line.There are many factors now out of our control. Many crop roots are average at best, which is a major challenge. It’s critical to first analyze the crop potential in the field, set realistic expectations, and if economically feasible or justifiable, protect the crop. I understand some are willing to write off the year. Others may look at this crop as an opportunity to capitalize.Much of the corn crop is 5 to 6 weeks behind schedule. Unfortunately, the insects and diseases are right on time. Insects such as Japanese beetles are ferocious eaters and have been spotted in several locations. Gray leaf spot is just one disease that is popping up on all sizes of corn. There are others such as northern corn leaf blight, tar spot, etc. that might creep in later. Additional insects may also rear their ugly head. This is not meant to frighten but instead enlighten the opportunity to protect your bushels. There are many factors to consider when weighing the option to spray a pesticide. The first is yield potential. Keep realistic expectations in mind. If a field has 180 to 200 bushel yield potential or more, there is enough incentive to spray and protect that crop. Other than yield, factors such as planting date, hybrid(s) planted and health packages, crop rotation and/or tillage, field history, etc. should also be considered.Lastly on corn, two years ago I conducted a trial planted on June 2 with a 113-day corn hybrid sprayed multiple times with a fungicide. During a field day in August, I questioned if the trial would even reach black layer as that season was experiencing a very cool August. To my surprise, the plot yielded extremely well and reached black layer! The area sprayed with fungicide was over 20 bushels better than where I sprayed nothing. Additionally, the moisture was in the low 20s with exceptional test weight. It was harvested in early November that year. My take home from this story and trial was not to give up on June planted corn – if you feel there is potential.Turning the leaf over to soybeans, their story is similar to that of corn. If you have a good stand and good crop potential then fight to keep and protect those bushels. We all know the soybean story is written in August and September. If we have good weather, then we typically have good yields. Like corn diseases, soybean diseases have also begun their movement into the fields. I have commonly observed 8- to10-bushel gains or more from a fungicide application made between R2 and R4 growth stages. We have certainly experienced the “right” environment for diseases to impact our soybeans. Be sure to give a fair assessment to each field, run through a similar list of factors like variety, planting date, crop rotation, tillage, etc. to help make the best-informed decisions.The planting season is over, but we’re only in the middle of the growing season. This year has been about weathering the storm in so many ways, but it’s worth repeating, if you have a growing crop, fight to the finish line!last_img read more

OFBF Discussion Meet finalists announced

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Three finalists have been named in Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s 2020 Discussion Meet. They are David Glass of Chillicothe, Micah Mensing of Millersburg and Kalyn Swihart of Lima.The annual contest tests participants’ subject knowledge, problem solving abilities and personal and small group communications skills. These young agricultural professionals will compete in the finals as part of the Young Agricultural Professionals Winter Leadership Experience at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus Jan. 31. The finalists were named after a preliminary competition at Ohio Farm Bureau’s 101st Annual Meeting in Columbus where they discussed topics impacting the agriculture industry.“The Discussion Meet contest is a meaningful opportunity for young ag professionals to strengthen their skills in working together to solve issues facing agriculture today. I look forward to watching these finalists compete at the finals next year,” said OFBF Leadership Development Program Specialist Kelsey Turner.The winner receives a $1,000 cash award from Nationwide Insurance, an expense-paid trip to the 2020 OFBF Annual Meeting in Columbus and an expense-paid trip to the AFBF Annual Convention in January 2021 in San Diego.Glass is a Ross County Farm Bureau member, where he currently serves as treasurer. He is employed with Pickaway Progress Partnership, the economic development agency for Pickaway County and its municipalities. He and his wife, Audrey, produce meat, eggs and vegetables for family, friends and the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry. Glass is a graduate of the Ohio State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness and applied economics. He is a board member of the ATZ FarmHouse Foundation Board. The Glass family includes two children.Mensing is an Ottawa County Farm Bureau member. He is a recent graduate of the Ohio State University, where he studied production agriculture at OSU-ATI and agriscience education on the Columbus campus. He was named Ohio State Department of Agricultural Communication, Education and Leadership (ACEL) Distinguished Senior in 2019. Mensing is a Growing Forward Specialist with Farm Credit Mid-America and is an active member of Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals program.Swihart is a member of the Allen County Farm Bureau. Along with continuing her studies at the Ohio State University in the fields of agricultural communications and public affairs, Swihart manages a sheep herd of about 40 head. She also has held internships with U.S. Congressman Bob Latta, Growth Energy and Ohio Farm Bureau. She enjoys attending OFBF Young Agricultural Professionals events and has been a part of the YAP Washington, D.C. Experience. Swihart is slated to graduate in 2020.last_img read more

On the Path to 1 Billion Users: Facebook’s Feature Phone Strategy

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Israeli mobile startup Snaptu confirmed on its blog today that it has been acquired by Facebook. The terms of the deal weren’t disclosed for Facebook’s first acquisition outside the U.S., but the sum was pegged at $70 million.Snaptu builds applications for feature phones, and the startup worked with Facebook to develop its feature phone app, released at the beginning of this year. That app expanded Facebook’s mobile app availability beyond just smart phone users, bringing a Facebook app to over 2500 different mobile devices.Expanding to New (Mobile) MarketsThe acquisition of Snaptu is an interesting move for Facebook, indicating perhaps its plan to expand to new markets via new mobile markets – as the company continues on its trek towards 1 billion users. The feature phone app built by Snaptu was one part of that, as it followed Facebook’s launch of Facebook 0 last year, a site where users in certain countries could go to visit Facebook and incur no data charges.Making mobile apps available beyond the smart phone may be crucial to gaining new users as not-so-smart phones still make up around 75% of the mobile phone market. By making itself easily accessible via feature phones, Facebook is opening itself to those who might otherwise have the resources to visit the site. Mobile Facebook Users are Active UsersFacebook says that more than 200 million users currently access the site through mobile apps. But here’s a more important stat, perhaps: Facebook says that people that use Facebook on their mobile devices are twice as active on Facebook than non-mobile users. That makes a resource like Snaptu important for helping Facebook make itself the central social hub for all mobile phone users, not just iPhone or Android owners.The acquisition of Snaptu is the latest in a string of mobile startups that Facebook has picked up recently, having acquired the group messaging app Beluga earlier this month and the local mobile advertising startup Rel8tion in late January.Image credits: Paul Butler Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts audrey watters The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Facebook#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

‘Panchayat polls in J&K will be in 9 phases’

first_imgDespite poor voter turnout in the recently-concluded civic bodies’ elections in J&K, State Chief Electoral Officer Shaleen Kabra on Monday announced the schedule for the panchayat polls. “The elections to 316 blocks in 4,483 panchayat halqas comprising of 35,029 panch constituencies will be held from November 17 to December 11 in nine phases,” he said.The last panchayat elections were held in 2011 after a gap of 10 years and completed its term in July 2016. The elections were repeatedly deferred due to volatile situation in the valley in the past three years.A total of 58,54,208 voters were registered for the polls, “In Kashmir division, 29,91,128 voters are registered, while in Jammu Division the number is 28,63,080 voters,” said Mr. Kabra.Migrant Kashmiri Pandits would be provided facility to vote in panchayat elections through postal ballot.“All critical events will be video-graphed and concerned deputy commissioners will arrange sufficient number of video and digital cameras and camera teams for the purpose,” said the CEO.The announcement came despite two main regional parties, Peoples Democratic Party and National Conference, deciding against participating in these polls.Due to boycott by the regional parties and separatists boycott call, the recently-concluded civic bodies elections saw just 35.1 percent in the State. In Kashmir, the voters turnover was less than eight percent.last_img read more

Aussie TV reporter claims bringing explosives into CWG venue

first_imgAn Australian TV channel has claimed that its crew got past security personnel and entered the Commonwealth Games village with crude explosives bought in New Delhi a few days ago, raising questions over safety at the event venues.Channel 7 journalist Mike Duffy claimed that he walked into one of the Games venues with a case of explosive which could have triggered explosions if fitted with a detonator.The video footage put up in a website called 3news.co.nz showed Duffy secretly filming the purchase of the case from the boot of a car in New Delhi.The video also showed how Duffy was even given a demonstration by the vendors.”If I need to blow up this car, all I need further is a detonator and explosive,” the vendor told Duffy in the video.Duffy claimed that he was easily able to buy the items, including ammonium nitrate and explosives used for mining, in New Delhi, which is scheduled to host the Commonwealth Games from October 3 to 14.”We found that without too much trouble one can purchase these explosives and equipment on the streets of New Delhi. At the mining areas, they sell it almost alongside groceries,” he said in the news footage in the website.On Sunday, two Taiwanese nationals were injured when two motor-cycle borne attackers fired at a bus carrying foreign tourists outside Jama Masjid, raising fresh concerns about security in the wake of the Delhi Games.last_img read more

TFA PROFILE PROJECT

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) as part of our Strategic Plan will be conducting internal research on our members.  This is to assist us to have a better understanding of who our customers are (players and non players), what is important to them, their perspective of what is good about the sport and how we can better meet their expectations. For more information please see the attached memorandum from National Participation Manager Marianne Maguire. Related Filestfa_profile_project_coming_up-doclast_img read more

10 months agoMan City boss Guardiola tribute to Sterling after goalscoring cameo

first_imgMan City boss Guardiola tribute to Sterling after goalscoring cameoby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola was pleased to see Raheem Sterling on the scoresheet for victory over Everton.Sterling came off the bench to score in the 3-1 win.”Raheem – when he has no time to think in front of goal – he’s always good,” Guardiola said.”The cross was amazing from Fernandinho and it was a great finish. We are not the tallest team in the world but after just a few minutes, it was an important goal for him and everyone. “I see him so calm. I think he has handled the last years in many situations and rumours – not nice things about him or his family or the colour of his skin. I admire him and appreciate that it’s not easy for him.”He’s loved by all staff and in the locker room.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more