first_imgTHE Milford Ladies team ensured their Ulster journey lasted for another week as they claimed their place in next Saturday’s semi-final with a comprehensive win over St. Joseph’s of Antrim on a scoreline of 7-5 to 2-9.Played in front of a large and enthusiastic home crowd, Milford started the game nervously and were two points down after ten minutes.After that though it was all one way traffic towards the St. Joseph’s goal as Milford set about dominatinating the game. Amber Barrett and Aisling McBride were causing chaos for the St.Joseph’s full back line while Caoimhe Barrett was pulling the strings from centre forward.The move of the first half came when Claire Murray brilliantly performed a double block which resulted in a sweeping move up the field and less than ten seconds later the ball was in the back of the net for Milford’s 4th goal.Two more were added before the break to leave the half-time score 6-2 to 4 points.As expected St. Joseph’s came back strongly in the second half as they chased the game and the Milford defence withstood the siege brilliantly while the forwards added another 1-3 to ensure that they were always just that too far ahead. St’ Josephs did score two goals in the last five minutes but at that stage the game was already won and Milford were looking forward to next week’s semi-final against the winners of Donaghmoyne and Strabane Siggersonns.Every player gave a brilliant performance and special mention should be given to Joey McFadden who decided at the last minute to forgoe her friends wedding in order to fill the vacancy left in goal due to the unfortunate absence of Denise Gallagher. LADIES GAA: MILFORD WIN AGAIN TO QUALIFY FOR ULSTER SEMI-FINAL was last modified: October 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LADIES GAA: MILFORD WIN AGAIN TO QUALIFY FOR ULSTER SEMI-FINALlast_img read more

Springboks lend a hand in Queenstown

first_img22 October 2013The South African Rugby Union’s Footprint Programme paid a second visit to the Eastern Cape last week to deliver the latest rugby coaching techniques and skills to schoolboys and coaches.Springboks Francois Hougaard, Flip van der Merwe, Jan Serfontein and Bjorn Basson coached more than 170 schoolboys and 50 school and club coaches during a coaching session in Queenstown.They were assisted by Springbok assistant coaches, Johann van Graan, Ricardo Loubscher and John McFarland.Mastering basic techniquesThe Springboks demonstrated to the local coaches how to master basic technical techniques in areas, such as tackling, scrumming, lineout play and the breakdown.In July, the Footprint Programme paid its first visit to the Eastern Cape in Mthatha at the behest of the Eastern Cape Department of Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture.The Eastern Cape Sports Department is also assisting the South African Rugby Union (Saru) to prepare the Springbok Women’s Sevens squad to qualify for the 2016 Olympics. The assistance includes scientific support, fitness and conditioning training.Rassie Erasmus, Saru’s general manager for high performance, got the two-day symposium underway when he addressed the eager local schools and club coaches on the proper tackling and breakdown techniques.DemonstratedDuring the practical session, the Springbok players and coaching staff demonstrated those techniques to the learners and coaches at a community field, with a happy local crowd following every move on the field.Afterwards, lock Flip van der Merwe said he and his teammates enjoyed the session as much as the schoolboys and the coaches.“This is a great initiative and it is wonderful to see eagerness amongst the kids and their coaches to learn.“We seldom get the chance to visit areas such as Queenstown, and the reception we got from the local community and kids was amazing,” he said.SAinfo reporter and SA Rugbylast_img read more

Legal with Leah: New budget includes nuisance lawsuit protections

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentSome aspects of the new two-year state budget will better protect farmers from nuisance lawsuits. Ohio Farm Bureau Policy Counsel Leah Curtis visits with Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Media Relations Ty Higgins about the language included in the budget and its importance to agriculture.Listen to Legal with Leah, a podcast featuring Ohio Farm Bureau’s Policy Counsel Leah Curtis discussing topics impacting farmers and landowners.TranscriptionTy Higgins: In mid-July, Ohio legislators passed a new two-year, $69 billion state budget. It was signed by Governor DeWine shortly thereafter. The budget, as you might expect, mostly consists of a lot of numbers, adding some funds to programs, taking away funds from others. There’s also some language in the new budget that will be better protecting farmers from nuisance lawsuits. That’s our topic for this week’s Legal with Leah. Along with Ohio Farm Bureau Policy Counsel Leah Curtis, I’m Ty Higgins and Leah, you and I visited about there being an affirmative defense for farms enrolled in an ag district with some caveats. That came up not long after Toledo voters passed the Lake Erie Bill of Rights back in February. How does this budget address issues like LEBOR?Leah Curtis: So what the budget did was it changed the nuisance protection just slightly so it does still apply to those who are enrolled in an ag district but also now would apply to those who are qualified and enrolled in the Current Ag Use Valuation program which a lot of people are going to do because it does make their taxes a little better. And so it just expands it a little bit and reduces a little bit of that paperwork burden. If you’re already enrolling in CAUV, you don’t have to also necessarily enroll for the affirmative defense in the ag district. It removed a couple of the requirements as well, so it should be a little bit easier to take advantage of and that way farmers will be able to use the defense when a nuisance lawsuit comes around. Now again as we’ve always said with the LEBOR situation, we don’t know for sure that those lawsuits would be considered nuisance and whether this defense would be the slam dunk. But as I always say as lawyer, I want every farmer to have every tool in the toolbox that they can and so if there’s any chance it would work, we want farmers to be able to use this and have this at their disposal as needed.Ty Higgins: And there are other tools. What are other affirmative defense examples that can apply for farmers?Leah Curtis: So there’s a few. If you have a concentrated animal feeding operation permit through the large livestock program at ODA and you are acting in accordance with that and the best management practices in that permit, there is an affirmative defense under that. There’s also one for any claims that are related to the spreading of fertilizer, so long as you have an approved NMP (nutrient management plan) and you’re acting in accordance with your plan. That happened in compliance with the fertilizer certification program. And then lastly if you are sued for a nuisance claim related to manure, and again you have an approved NMP and you’re acting in accordance with it, then there also may be an affirmative defense available for you in that case.Ty Higgins: The one thing we really want to stress here to our members is that affirmative defense in all of its forms doesn’t prevent someone from suing you.Leah Curtis: Yes. So a lot of people will say this is a complete defense. I don’t like the word complete because the fact is that a defense…you can use it once somebody sues you but you can’t stop somebody from filing a lawsuit. That would violate their constitutional rights to access the courts. So it is there, once the lawsuit is filed, to help get that lawsuit taken care of in a more quick manner, hopefully reduce the need for lots of attorneys fees and get you out of the courthouse as quickly as possible.Ty Higgins: Leah Curtis is policy counsel with Ohio Farm Bureau. This has been Legal with Leah. Thanks for listening. I’m Ty Higgins. We’ll see you down the road.  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

Striving for Passive House in Ohio

first_imgIn early November, when it broke ground on a three-bedroom, two-bath home in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Green Generation Building Company began a careful and, the company’s principals hope, certain march to Passive House standards.Completion is inspected in July, although the 1,800-sq.-ft. house is far enough along to be listed for sale, at $290,000, and open to visitors during a civic celebration called the Yellow Springs Street Fair, which is scheduled for June 12. Green Generation’s president, Andrew Kline, an Antioch College graduate who co-founded the company with his wife and father-in-law in 2009, told the Yellow Springs News that the durability and energy efficient performance of the house are not only good for the buyer, they’re in line with his approach to environmental issues.“Antioch was the pivotal moment where I realized what’s happening in the world with respect to the environment,” Kline told the paper. “That’s where I got the idea to mix an environmental ethic with our construction practices, to fuse an environmental consciousness with real-world, tangible, practical things that we use every day, like buildings.”The path of maximum thermal resistanceKline teamed up with Green Generation’s design director, Alex Melamed, and Passive House consultant and engineer Eric Lang to develop a design and construction strategy for the house, which includes TJI truss-joist framing for the floors and roof, and structural insulated panels for the walls. The roof was insulated, with about 2 ft. of blown-in fiberglass, to R-100; the floors and walls were insulated to R-50.Kline notes in a blog on the company website that SIPs offered a couple key advantages for this project: very good airtightness and relatively quick assembly. He also has been documenting the build in considerable detail via posts and progress photos on Facebook: click here for a look.Should the house, the company’s first, eventually become certified by Passive House Institute US, it will be the first new single-family residence in Ohio to meet the standard, and Kline, at age 29, will be among the youngest Passive House builders in the Midwest.last_img read more

Xbox Kinect: Microsoft’s Key To The Living Room?

first_imgRelated Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#Kinect#Microsoft#Xbox 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout So far, the market has responded. Projects like OpenKinect have spawned dozens of interesting uses of the original Kinect sensor, including virtual touchscreens and three-dimensional image tracking that works in the dark. It probably won’t be long before the Ouya has its own Kinect hack. With the addition of official support and upgraded hardware, Kinect for Windows should encourage those developers to productize their work, and attract a lot more interest from commercial developers. The $200 device provides a standard platform with a high-quality camera, skeletal tracking, face and voice recognition, and a wealth of development tools and support. Its camera alone is probably worth the cost. Kinect-ing With Physical TherapyLate in 2012, the Department of Defense expressed some interest in using the Kinect for therapy. The DoD found the Kinect particularly interesting for the ongoing treatment of remote patients, or those who wanted to maintain anonymity while undergoing care. The economics of the system make sense (the costs of just a few patient transports could easily pay for a Kinect and PC), and Microsoft is pursuing the deal aggressively.Medicine is a big market for the Kinect. Tokyo Women’s Medical University is currently using Kinects as part of its Opect project (see video here), which lets surgeons access information in a hands-free, Minority Report style that doesn’t contaminate their hands.While medical uses make better PR than an automatic Nerf gun turret, they still doesn’t get the Kinect into the average living room.For that, we’ll need an entirely new killer app. If Microsoft gets really lucky, that app might come from crowdsourcing. But the more likely source is a certain television manufacturer with a dislike for Apple and Sony. See more Kinect coverage on ReadWrite. 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App cormac foster It’s official. Long after the XBox 360 is relegated to scrap heaps and Gamestop bargain bins, the Microsoft Kinect – the XBox peripheral that lets you control the action with body movements alone – will be going strong.A Mediocre Game ControllerTo tell the truth, the Kinect is a pretty ho-hum video game controller. It works with a fairly weak selection of game, given how long  it’s been on the market, largely because blockbuster games generally require the kind of pinpoint control you can get only from a joystick or control pad. Microsoft may be working on games that take better advantage of the Kinect hardware, but that’s not the point. The point is that the Kinect is a cheap, open, powerful piece of hardware with a life beyond video games. It’s been hacked in a number of ways since its inception, and with October’s launch of Kinect for Windows, Microsoft is fulfilling the promise of its SDK and throwing the company’s weight behind the effort in a big way.Microsoft Moving Beyond The XboxMicrosoft’s emphasis on the Kinect makes sense. The XbBox has been wildly successful within the high-end game market, but that covers only a fraction of total households. To earn the company’s SmartGlass system a spot in non-gamer living rooms, Microsoft needs a central piece of hardware, and an open Kinect gives it an in that Apple and Google can’t currently match. On the back-end, Microsoft is positioning the Kinect as a boon to revenue-hungry content providers, but on the demand side, it’s hoping the market will take care of things on its own. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

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10 months agoArsenal boss Emery: We failed to take our chances

first_imgArsenal boss Emery: We failed to take our chancesby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery admits poor finishing saw them lose to Tottenham in last night’s Carabao Cup quarterfinal defeat.Spurs won 2-0 through goals from Son Heung-min and Dele Alli.Emery said, “I think we worked like we wanted to, like we’d prepared for this match. We created chances in the first half to score, but today the efficiency was not good for us. We didn’t concede a lot of chances, but they have good players with quality who scored. We worked for 90 minutes and in our moments we didn’t take our chances. “They scored theirs. Only the first half, I think we were good on the pitch but then sometimes we needed a bit more of the ball to keep possession longer. But that’s not easy against them because they press really well. Our planned game, we worked on that. It was poor finishing.”Emery continued: “We had Micki with the one on one [chance early on] and they scored with their first one-on-one. but this is football. Today I am happy with our performance, but not happy with our result. But also I think we are doing our process. They are ahead of us in this process. We need to continue creating our identity, our strong ideas to be more consistent in the games. “But this is our way. Now we’ve finished in this competition and are thinking about Saturday because we have another three very important competitions, the first is the Premier League, then the Europa League and also the FA Cup. Today we finished this competition.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

25 days ago​Petit: Emery will ruin Arsenal with rotation

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Petit: Emery will ruin Arsenal with rotationby Freddie Taylor25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal legend Emmanuel Petit is warning current boss Unai Emery against heavy rotation.The Gunners have to manage their resources as they battle for several competitions, including the Premier League and Europa League.As they face a tough away test against fellow top four rivals Manchester United on Monday night, Petit believes excessive rotation could create a problem at the Emirates Stadium club.Petit wrote on the Paddy Power website: “What Unai Emery wants to create is a team.A collective unit.”Not just the first 11 but the whole group. This is why he’s constantly rotating his side and including young players.”I like this idea, but it’s difficult for players to operate in a system like this.”He changes so often – but you need to be playing regularly in order to adapt like this. His demands from the players are huge.”But if they show the character they’ve shown recently, they have the potential to do something.”Belief comes with results, but results come from what you bring to the pitch. That doesn’t come easily.” last_img read more

9 days ago​Newcastle keeper Elliot urges caution over Matty Longstaff

first_img​Newcastle keeper Elliot urges caution over Matty Longstaffby Ansser Sadiq9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United goalkeeper Rob Elliot does not want the club to overhype youngster Matty Longstaff.The younger of the Longstaff brothers shone for the Magpies against Manchester United in a 1-0 win.It was his long range strike that gave the home team all three points in an intense clash. While Elliot sees Matty’s talent, he urges caution.He said to reporters: “It’s given the club a massive lift in the fact that we had a tough result [against Leicester] but it just showed there is lots of optimism coming through and we’ve got a new star on the rise.”I would just say, don’t expect him to do that every week. He’s a young kid and we still have to look after him.”It’s not to say he’s going to play every game until the end of the season, obviously I’m not involved in that process but we just need to make sure that we understand he’s still a young lad at 19.”What he did was absolutely amazing and hopefully he goes on to keep replicating that.”But his development isn’t just next weekend, it’s over the next three, four years.”He might be playing, not playing, playing different roles and he’s going to have up and down days – the same with Sean, so we just have to be patient.”The good thing is there are kids coming through with the potential to achieve whatever they want to achieve.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Indian mens hockey team registers comfortable 30 win against Australia A

first_imgPerth: Young striker Sumit Kumar Jr struck a brace after comeback-man Rupinder Pal Singh opened the scoring as India’s men’s hockey thumped Australia ‘A’ 3-0, here Friday. Drag-flicker Rupinder, competing after nearly eight-month injury layoff , scored in the the sixth minute to give the visitors the lead. Sumit found the back of the net in the 12th and 13th minutes, helping India win their second game in a row. The aggressive Indians dominated the first quarter, constantly looked to break into the striking circle. The tactic worked as all three goals were scored in the first quarter putting the home team on the back-foot. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju India’s first goal came when the team won their first short corner of the match. Rupinder showed good nick, as he timed the flick well with good power and speed to send it past the opposition goalkeeper. Defender Harmanpreet Singh’s skillful tackling saw Australia ‘A’ lose ball possession which led to India’s second goal. A fine assist by skipper Manpreet Singh to Sumit saw the youngster score a superb field goal in the 12th minute. The home team were left stunned when India converted their third goal in the very next minute when striker Akashdeep Singh set-up the goal scored by 21-year-old Sumit. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters With a formidable 3-0 lead in the first quarter, India did well in terms of stitching together good defence to hold off the Australian attack. Harmanpreet remained a vital cog of Indian defence as he won possession from Australian ball-carrier on several occasions that broke the home team’s rhythm. Australia’s lone goal-scoring opportunity came in the second quarter when they created a PC but India goalkeeper Krishan Pathak was up to the task. “It was a very good first quarter with the basics right. After a 3-0 lead, it was important we stayed focused on the process. The second and third quarter was tight. I was happy with the things we have been working on, we created a lot of opportunities and I believe we can still do better in our finishing,” Indian chief coach, Graham Reid said. India will play their next game on Monday where the team will look to continue their fine run in the tour. “The next game will be harder and we are looking forward to it. The team will be stronger from today’s which had about seven national players from Australian senior team. But it’s a good progression,” Reid added.last_img read more