first_imgAt first glance it looks like a team getting ready to play 70 minutes of football to claim the All-Ireland football title.All are singing off the same hymn sheet and all togged out exactly the same – or are they? A number of Donegal Daily readers have contacted the site asking us why Karl Lacey is wearing different shorts than the rest of the team.The answer is we don’t know.Perhaps it was just a mistake or was it another of Jim McGuinness’ tactical plans?Anybody who has any inside information on the secret of the shorts can let us know!  THE REAL REASON WHY LACEY WAS ‘SHORT’-CHANGED AT CROKER! was last modified: October 2nd, 2012 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:Croke Parkkarl laceyMichael Murphyshortslast_img read more

The ag ups and downs of the 2018-2019 state budget

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest While the inclusion of changes to the Current Agricultural Use Value formula in the new state budget is cause for celebration in agriculture, there were a number of other ag-related components in the budget. Some were less favorable.Gov. John Kasich signed the budget in late June. It was a tight budget year and Ohio’s agricultural interests did suffer some cuts, including funding for the Ohio State University College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. CFAES was hoping for an originally proposed appropriation of $24,061,355 in fiscal years 2018 and 2019 to help fund expanding responsibilities for water quality and rising costs for 4-H, said Adam Ward, CFAES director of government affairs.“The Senate Finance Committee version of the bill removed mandates inserted by the House version. When doing so, the Senate also cut the appropriation by $134,244 in Fiscal Year 2018 and $141,136 in Fiscal Year 2019 and the additional $7,000 in each fiscal year for expenses related to the [4-H] clubs. The result is a cut to Extension and 4-H,” said Adam Ward, CFAES director of government affairs. “Looking back, Extension funding continues to take a little bit of a hit. We are actively advocating to do more in the way of 4-H and nutrient stewardship outreach through our agricultural and natural resource folks and serve the community in many ways.”As the roles and responsibilities of Extension continue to expand and evolve, more has been done with less.“Extension is being asked to do more on the water quality front. Over the last few years we have partnered with other organizations to help sign up farmers to be educated in fertilizer and nutrient management and we’ve been working with the state to help farmers be compliant with the law,” Ward said. “There are required background checks for 4-H volunteers and that has been something that the university and Extension has covered over the years. Extension is also involved in this opioid crises as we look at the mission to deliver the resources of the university to all 88 counties of the state.”While the role of Extension has continued to expand, Ward points out that funding levels have not kept pace. In 2001, for example, the Ohio State University CFAES funding was at $27,431,440 and for 2017 the funding level was $24,309,491. The 2018 funding level is $23,968,942 and it is $23,962,050 for 2019.Jenna Beadle, director of state policy for Ohio Farm Bureau, anticipated some of the cuts.“We knew it was going to be a lean year. There were a lot of projected shortfalls that ended up being a reality and a lot of areas ended up taking cuts. OSU Extension was one of those cuts. We will continue to work with OSU Extension because they are trying to provide the same quality of programs with less funding,” Beadle said. “We were most concerned with the Soil and Water Conservation District cut that took place. They lost about 23% in the governor’s introduced budget. We will be sitting down with Soil and Water to talk about how we can continue partnering with them because they are the boots on the ground when it comes to water quality efforts.”Beadle, though, also points to numerous positives for Ohio agriculture in the budget.“The budget did a lot for the opioid crisis. That has a huge impact on everyone across the state. The budget sets up a medication assisted treatment drug court program in many counties for people who are dependent on opioids, or alcohol or both,” she said. “There is around $176 million in the budget for addiction treatment. We were happy the state took an active role in addressing this crisis because it impacts all of Ohio.”There were several positive education components to the budget as well.“We had some victories in agriculture education. There was an amendment we were able to secure in the budget that would protect the current relationship between the Ohio FFA Association and the Ohio Department of Education. The FFA currently operates within the Department of Education and we want to ensure that continues. We supported an amendment to outline that relationship in statute and that was successfully included in the budget,” Beadle said. “There was also a provision introduced in the governor’s budget that we were very supportive of. It allows a school district to integrate content from one state approved course to another and it specifically included career tech courses. Students can receive dual credit for those subjects covered in the integrated class. That was a big victory.“There has also been a long-standing requirement that joint vocational school districts have to use 75% of their career tech funding for programs and up to 25% on staff and personnel, which OFBF has supported. The requirement was removed at one point in the budget process, but we were successful in having it reinstated.”OFBF policy supported an exemption for apple syrup and apple butter producers from food processing and retail standards if they directly harvest at least 75% of their apples used to produce those products that was included in the budget. OFBF also addressed budget language from the Environmental Protection Agency.“We worked collaboratively with American Farm Bureau staff and the Ohio EPA and successfully changed language in the governor’s budget. The changes we made were to prevent U.S. EPA from obtaining control over the state Total Maximum Daily Load implementation plan,” Beadle said. “Those changes were included in the budget.”In addition, the Ohio Soybean Association successfully created an Ohio soybean checkoff program that was included in the budget. This provision only goes into effect if the national checkoff program that is currently in place would cease to function.Overall, while far from perfect, Beadle said the Ohio Farm Bureau was generally pleased with the 2018-2019 State Budget.“The combination of CAUV reform and some of these victories made it a pretty favorable budget for us,” Beadle said.last_img read more

The Mind-Bending Timelapse Videos of Keith Loutit

first_imgIf you’ve never gone through all of his work before, I highly recommend going to Loutit’s website for more.Want to learn more about shooting timelapses? Check out our article on Timelapse Tips, Tricks, and Tools. The master of the tilt-shift timelapse debuts his most ambitious project to date.Top image via Keith LoutitKeith Loutit is one of the best timelapse filmmakers working. The Australian photographer/filmmaker has blown away audiences with his work over the years, but his latest is an all-time best.Dubbed The Lion City II — Majulah, the latest timelapse is a multi-year project showing off the incredible growth of Singapore. Prepare to be blown away.In an interview with Channel News Asia, Loutit shares some insight and information on the making of the video.Singapore’s history and approach to working within its limited geography fascinates me. I think that sometimes we all travel past subjects and notice sudden changes, but not the slow and steady ones. It’s a little like the elephant and mouse that both coexist, but are unaware of each other’s existence because they perceive time differently. I wanted to open people’s eyes — myself included — to this change and see if it could be crafted into a short film that would appeal to people.The filmmaker mentions that location scouting and timelapse experiments began in January of 2013 and continued over the next five months. Actual production began in June 2013 and did not conclude until June 2016. Over the three year period, shooting lasted over 500 days, most frequently at the Ghim Moh HDB demolition site.Loutit admits that he could have continued to shoot longer, “but at some point you just have to draw a line in the sand and release the work so that others can see it.”The Lion City II is aptly titled, as this is the second Singapore timelapse that Loutit has produced. The first installment, The Lion City, was uploaded three years ago — and also earned a Vimeo Staff Pick. It blew us away then, too.There is a great breakdown of the original video over on Cinema 5d. This video focused more on the tilt-shift photography that Loutit was known for.The film is hard hitting and full of effects… more so than if I were releasing a story-based concept. Many of the scenes are not really tilt shift… they’re what I call ‘clean shocks’ or ’tilt shots’ depending on whether I choose to keep the tilt-shift effect.Loutit is no stranger to timelapse roundups. Seven years ago, he uploaded his tilt-shift timelapse, Beached. The short gave viewers a look at a weekend at Tamrama Beach in Sydney, Australia. It was Loutit’s first of many Vimeo Staff Picks.He has also covered events in his tilt-shift style, including the Hulkamania Tour in Melbourne, Australia. Catch Hulk Hogan and Rick Flair soaring through the ring.You may have also seen one of his many Bathtub installments that use tilt shift photography of cargo ships.last_img read more

Video: Georgia State’s Ron Hunter Broke His Cast Celebrating His Son’s 3-Pointer vs. Baylor

first_imgRon Hunter does interview after NCAA Tournament game.Ron Hunter’s celebratory fall out of his chair proved to be a somewhat costly one – it was clearly worth it, though. On Thursday, the Georgia State coach dropped to the floor after his son, R.J. Hunter, hit a game-winning 3-pointer against Baylor in the NCAA Tournament’s Second Round. Ron Hunter, who was sitting on a rolling chair because he tore his Achilles celebrating his team’s NCAA Tournament berth, cracked his cast as he fell to the ground. A doctor is on his way to Jacksonville to re-cast the foot. Ron Hunter told CBS Sports’ Jamie Erdahl about the situation Friday morning. What would you do for an NCAA Tournament victory?Georgia State is set to face Baylor on Saturday at 6:10 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on TNT.last_img read more

The SEC Is Reportedly Lifting Its Ban On Satellite Camps Too

first_imgSEC logoCould the SEC be added to its 14-team total?Update No. 2: SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey has released a statement on the matter. Statement from SEC commissioner Greg Sankey on satellite camps.— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) April 28, 2016Update No. 1 : The ACC often votes in line with the SEC, and it is also following suit in lifting its own satellite camp ban, according to ESPN’s Andrea Adelson. Decision today means the ACC has changed its league rule to match the NCAA rule: Satellite camps are now allowed. Go forth and camp …— Andrea Adelson (@aadelsonESPN) April 28, 2016Earlier: The conference in most opposition to satellite camps has been the SEC, with much of these camps being held in their territory. With the NCAA reversing its stance on the camps, announcing today that the ban has been lifted, the SEC is now changing its mind on them, too. According to Bleacher Report’s Barrett Sallee, the SEC’s ban on satellite camps will be lifted on May 29.  Confirmed that, without a national ban, the SEC’s ban on satellite camps will be lifted on May 29.— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) April 28, 2016Hugh Freeze isn’t going to be happy. The Ole Miss coach doesn’t like them because they take him away from his family in the offseason.  Hugh Freeze responds to Jim Harbaugh’s comments on refusing to “work harder” and not being a “kindred spirit”— Andrew Doughty (@Adoughty88) April 13, 2016Will we get to see an SEC team hold a satellite camp in Columbus or Ann Arbor? That’d be fun.last_img read more

Durand Cup ATK held to a 11 draw by Indian Navy

first_imgKolkata: Two-time Indian Super League champions ATK were held to a 1-1 draw by the Indian Navy in a Durand Cup fixture here on Monday. In the 19th minute of the match, Harikrishna AU netted a goal to give the Navy an early lead. ATK tried hard but the scoreboard flashed 1-0 in favour of the Navy till half-time. Avilash Paul, ATK’s goalkeeper, made some great saves and tried to restrict the Navy from taking a further lead. In the 88th minute, an unintentional handball in the box resulted in a penalty in favour of ATK and captain Prabir Das made full use of the penalty to level the score. The day saw two armed forces teams engaging in a draw on separate occasions at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan. Coincidentally both Army Red and Navy conceded a penalty towards the fag end and let the respective match slip away. ATK will be playing against Mohun Bagan at the latter’s home ground on August 8 while the Navy too will play at Mohun Bagan ground against Mohameddan Sporting on August 10. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhMeanwhile, Bengaluru FC came back from a goal down to play out a thrilling 1-1 draw with Army Red in their Durand Cup opener at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Monday. New signing Suresh Wangjam (81st) netted from the penalty spot late in the second half to cancel Liton Shil’s (45+4′) opener for Army Red. The point meant Bengaluru FC moved up to second on the table behind leaders East Bengal (3 points) and ahead of Army Red (1 point) in Group A. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterNaushad Moosa opted to start all of his seven first-team players with Aditya Patra in goal, Gursimrat Singh Gill, Sairuat Kima and Parag Shrivas in defence, Ajay Chhetri and Wangjam in the midfield and Edmund Lalrindika leading the attack. In what turned out to be a game of equal exchanges, it was the Blue Colts who dominated the majority of the proceedings in the first half. After a couple of close chances that fell for striker Lalrindika in the opening quarter, the Blues almost took the lead in the 22nd minute. Medio Biswa Darjee unleashed a powerful left-footer from 25 yards out which came off the crossbar after a spell of dominant play in the rival half. With the Blue Colts controlling possession for longer periods, the Army Red side banked on frequent counter attacks. Patra pulled off a wonderful save when he denied rival skipper Suresh Meitei from point blank range in the 38th minute when the Army man was left unmarked in the BFC box. Despite their dominance, the Blue Colts conceded right at the stroke of half time when attacker Shil struck in the fourth minute of injury time. Defender Sunil B created space on the left flank, before sending in a low cross into the box to find Shil who scored on the slide, past a helpless Patra. Being a goal down, Moosa made his first change sending on midfielder Emanuel L in place of Chhetri as he looked to add more attacking threat. While both sides continued to attack either goal fiercely, it was Bengaluru who finally pulled level in the 81st minute. Defender Namgyal Bhutia was brought down in the rival box by substitute Alwin E and the referee pointed to the spot. Wangjam stepped up and calmly slotted the spot kick home to level scores in what was his first appearance in a Blue shirt.last_img read more

Halfway River First Nation BC sign partnership deal work on new conservancy

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government and Halfway River First Nation have agreed to work together to recommend that a 6,000-hectare conservancy known as Tsaa Nuna be established in an area of cultural significance to the community.The agreement also calls for the two governments to collaborate on land and wildlife stewardship in the First Nation’s territory.A news release says there will be joint planning in a portion of Tsaa Nuna and the two sides will seek to agree on development of natural gas resources. Halfway River is to receive a share of annual resource revenue. The First Nation is to receive one-time funding of $5.8 million for health, education, language and culture, community infrastructure, economic development, human resources and environmental stewardship programs.The Halfway River First Nation is located about 100 kilometres northwest of Fort St. John and has about 280 members.last_img read more

The OGC has taken a leadership role in seismic detection

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The BC Oil and Gas Commission (BCOGC) has taken a leadership role in the detection and mitigation of seismicity associated with oil and gas development through expanding its seismic monitoring in the northeast.Enhanced regulations and an expansion of the regional seismographic grid in northeast B.C. were put in place as a result of earlier seismic reports and findings to monitor and improve the detection of induced seismicity triggered by oil and gas activity.In conjunction with Natural Resources Canada, the BCOGC has recently expanded the public regional seismographic network from 11 stations to 19 stations with firm plans to add one more station in the fall of 2019; bringing the total public stations to 20. Through a partnership with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), and with direct input from the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), the new stations are spread out along the Montney trend and provide seismic oversight for the Commission in the most active oil and gas areas.In B.C. until 2013 there were two seismic stations, then from 2013 to 2016, the BCOGC in partnership with Geoscience BC, OGRIS and Natural Resources Canada, installed nine additional seismic stations from Dawson Creek to Fort Nelson and formed the BC Seismic Research Consortium.last_img read more

China factory activity softens despite stimulus

first_imgBeijing: China’s factory activity softened in April, official data showed Tuesday, in the latest sign that the world’s second-largest economy remains on uneven footing despite a raft of government stimulus measures. The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), a key gauge of factory conditions, came in at 50.1 for the month, down from 50.5 in March, the National Bureau of Statistics said. The reading is below analyst forecasts but remains above the 50.0 level separating expansion from contraction. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra”The latest survey data disappoint hopes for a further recovery,” said Julian Evans-Pritchard of Capital Economics. “The official PMIs suggest that (the second quarter) got off to a weaker start and reinforce our view that there are still some downside risks to near-term activity,” he said in a note. Growth in factory activity from last month and new orders softened, while raw material inventories declined. Tepid global demand and a trade war with Washington that has seen tariffs slapped on more than $360 billion in goods has weighed on China’s manufacturing sector. The new export and import orders sub-index rose from March, but remained in contraction territory. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysBeijing has announced a raft of stimulus to cushion the impact from its cooling economy, with spending on roads, railways and other big-ticket infrastructure projects picking up early this year, and tax cuts worth 2 trillion yuan ($297 billion) kicking in this month. Economic growth in the first quarter stabilised at 6.4 percent. NBS analyst Zhao Qinghe credited government policy for improving small business conditions. “It shows that a series of precise and effective tax and fee reduction policies and measures have gradually appeared to support the healthy development of small and micro enterprises,” Zhao said in a statement.last_img read more