Spotlight on Vardy again

first_imgLONDON (AP):Record already in hand, Leicester striker Jamie Vardy is ready to make the most of every chance he gets in his pursuit of more goals.Vardy can extend his scoring streak to 12 straight English Premier League games tomorrow when Leicester play at Swansea.”You have to realise that there are not a lot of chances coming your way,” Vardy said. “Once you get them, you need to be taking them. Otherwise, you’re going to get punished yourselves.”With his goal in the 1-1 draw with Manchester United last weekend, Vardy eclipsed the Premier League record previously held by Ruud van Nistelrooy, who scored in 10 straight games in 2003.Another goal by Vardy this weekend would equal the all-time record for goals in consecutive matches in the English topflight, set by Jimmy Dunne in 1931-32 for Sheffield United. Stan Mortensen scored in 15 consecutive games for Blackpool in 1950-51 but missed matches because of injury.Leicester are in surprising second place in the Premier League after 14 games, trailing Manchester City on goal difference and leading United by one point. Leicester escaped relegation only last season by winning nine of their last 11 games.Much of this season’s success can be credited to Vardy, who signed for Leicester in 2012 from non-league soccer.”He’s very, very smart,” Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri said, “very clever, and very cool”.City, who beat Hull 4-1 in the League Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday, face Stoke tomorrow with playmaker David Silva back. Silva played for 80 minutes against Hull.”The most important thing was to qualify,” City manager Manuel Pellegrini said, “but it was important for him to have 80 minutes after a long injury.”Also, United will host West Ham, and Arsenal will welcome Sunderland. Also, it’s Chelsea vs Bournemouth; West Bromwich Albion vs Tottenham; Watford vs Norwich; and Southampton vs Aston Villa.On Sunday, Liverpool will visit Newcastle, while Everton will host Crystal Palace on Monday.INJURY-HIT ARSENALWith Santi Cazorla, Laurent Koscielny, and Alexis Sanchez all getting injured in Arsenal’s 1-1 draw at Norwich last week, the team is hurting.Sanchez has scored six in the Premier League and nine overall, and it’s unclear how long he will be out.”He says it is a kick on his hamstring,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. “I fear the reality is worse than that.”REJUVENATED SUNDERLANDThose Arsenal injuries, combined with a rejuvenated Sunderland squad under recently hired manager Sam Allardyce, should be a boost for the Black Cats.”We will go into the big games as the underdogs and tell the lads to enjoy themselves because nobody expects you to get a result,” Allardyce said. “Hopefully, we can shock one or two because the lads have enough confidence in their ability to play any team at any time.”SAKHO’S FITNESSWest Ham, still missing the injured Dimitri Payet and Enner Valencia, also will be without Diafra Sakho against United at Old Trafford after the Senegal striker was ruled out with a thigh injury for up to two months by coach Slaven Bilic yesterday.Sakho was hurt in a 1-1 draw with West Brom last week.”It will be four to eight weeks, maybe more,” Bilic said. “He has a bit of history with his thigh. Three injuries to our key players, especially in the offensive side of our game, it’s a blow.”last_img read more

Brilliant event tonight to mark 50 years of Scór in Donegal

first_imgAn Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny is the place to be tonight (SUN) if you have ever attended a Scor event.This event is a celebration of Scór in County Donegal over the last 50 years, and is hosted by Donegal GAA.It will include past Donegal All-Ireland and Ulster winners, and Fergus McGee will be the MC on the night. Scór is a GAA competition which was established by the GAA in 1969. It combines all the colour and rivalry of Gaelic Games with the social/fun element of Ireland’s traditional pastimes and culture.Scór also offers club members the chance to meet up, have fun and represent their club during the winter months. In winter, Hurling, Football, Handball, Camogie, Ladies Football and Rounders have ceased.There are 8 events/disciplines in Scór that cover all aspects of Irish culture.These are: Figure/Céilí Dancing, Solo Singing, Recitation & Storytelling, Instrumental Music, Nuachleas (Novelty Act), Ballad Group, Set Dancing and Table Quiz. The competition is divided into two age levels: Scór na nÓg for people under 17 years and Scór Sinsir for those over 17 years of age. Ceolchoirm – An chead leathNuachleas: Gaoth Dobhair All Ireland winning Leiriú from 2017 in Belfast with their historic piece about Niall Mac Giolla Bhríde from Creeslough who wrote many songs and recitations in Irish and English including Noreen Bawn and Mo Chó beag ag bun Cnon a’ Tí. It is noteworthy that this is the first ever all Irish novelty act to win an All Ireland in ScórGrúpa Bailéad: Na Gleanntaí (Naomh Conaill) All Ireland champions from 1992 Scór na nÓgAmhránaíocht Aonaoir: Zara Laughlin – Na Rossa who won several county titles in solo singing and recitations, prepared ballad groups for Scór na nÓg and has adjudicated at county and provincial levelAithriseoireacht/Scéalaíocht: Pat Sweeny – Aodh Rua B.A.S. All Ireland champion from 1991 in recitation which took place in Threemilehouse, MonaghanBailéad Ghrúpa: Roibeard Eiméid – Scór na nÓg group. The Harpur family represented Robert Emmetts and won Ulster and All Ireland titles in 1980 and 1982. Robert Emmett’s will be represented by the current county champions in Scór na nÓg.Nuachleas: Gaeil Leitir Ceanainn won the Léiriú Ulster final in Silverbridge with their piece Paddy McNamee. This is a must see novelty act about two Donegal lads in Dublin for the first time for the All Ireland football final in 1992.Leath ama: a draw will take place at half time with all money from the draw going to a Donegal charity.Ceolcoirm An dara leath Advertisement Nuachleas: Gleann tSúilí who won the Scór na nÓg All Ireland in Athlone in 2008. Gleann tSúilí have competed in Scór for many years and in truth should have won more than one all Ireland in the Nuachleas categoryAmhránaíocht Aonair: Conor Ó’Gallchóir a bhain craobh Uladh san aithriseoireacht sa bhliain 2017. Bhain An tAthair Seán Ó Gallchóir as Cloich Cheann Fhaola a bhain craobh na hÉireann san aithriseoireacht/scéalaíocht i 1982Bailéad Ghrúpa: Naomh Adhamhnáin who won the Ulster final in 2001. This group also won 11 county titles over a 12 – 13 year period and it is great that they will be part of the concertIorras instrumental group who have participated in scór for many years and won several county titles in Ceol UirliseAithriseoireacht/Scéalaíocht: Noel Ó Gallchóir All Ireland champion in recitation in 1981. Bhain Noel sa bhliain 1981 do Ghaoth Dobhair agus i 1982 bhain a dhearthar, an tAthair Seán Ó Gallchóir do Chloich Cheann FhaolaAmhránaíocht Aonair: Caitríona Solan (Doherty) who won several county titles and the Ulster title in solo singing in 2017 in addition to adjudicating at county, provincial and all Ireland level. Caitríona will be accompanied by her sister Bríd SolanBailéad Ghrúpa: Gaoth Dobhair who won Ulster titles in 2012, 2013 and 2015 will bring the concert to a close.Brilliant event tonight to mark 50 years of Scór in Donegal was last modified: September 29th, 2019 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)last_img read more

2016 Ohio Grape and Wine Conference

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2016 Ohio Grape and Wine Conference will be held Feb. 15-16 in Dublin, Ohio, featuring a number of experts from around the country who will cover key topics for the industry – including fruit quality, winemaking and product branding practices, and spring frost protection.The conference is being jointly organized by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University, the Ohio Grape Industries Committee, and the Ohio Wine Producers Association.It will be held at the Embassy Suites Columbus-Dublin, 5100 Upper Metro Place, Dublin. Full conference registration costs $225. There are additional options for partial registration. For complete registration information, visit“This year’s conference consists of both general and concurrent sessions covering a wide range of interesting topics for grape growers and winemakers,” said Imed Dami, associate professor in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science and Ohio State University Extension viticulturist. Both the department and OSU Extension are part of the college.Conference highlights include four Monday general sessions:* James Osborne, enology Extension specialist at Oregon State University, will talk about fruit quality as it relates to processing considerations in the cellar. He will also provide an overview of Oregon’s grape and wine industry.* Bill Oliver, owner of Oliver Winery in Indiana, will focus on branding and the steps taken by his winery to achieve the success it enjoys today. Oliver will also provide an overview of wines, winemaking and vineyard practices at his winery.* Glenn McGourty, winegrowing and plant science advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension, will present some of his research on chemical trials in grapes for spring frost protection.* John Tull, research vineyard manager at the University of Minnesota Horticultural Research Center, will talk about his experiences with cold-hardy varieties and their characteristics as alternative grapes for Ohio growers.“Many of our sessions will focus on disseminating important information regarding new or alternative varieties of interest for commercial grape and wine production,” Dami said. “This stems from the possibility of replanting due to the harsh winter conditions we have experienced over the past two years in Ohio.”Ohio State experts will also give presentations on a variety of topics, including vineyard disease and weed control, grape insect management, managing grapevines after winter damage, herbicide drift protection, winemaking regulatory updates, and yeast strain selection.The full schedule is available at For more information, contact Dami at [email protected] or 330-263-3882.last_img read more

10 Free After Effects Templates: Typography

first_imgThe following FREE After Effects templates feature creative typography and animated typefaces. Build up your motion graphics library!Whether you are a professional motion graphic designer or a novice After Effects user, the following free After Effects templates make it exponentially faster (and easier!) to integrate animated type into your projects.———-Want quality After Effects templates and AE freebies?Visit our sister site,!———-1. Anodine: Free After Effects TypefaceAnodyne is an animated typeface created by the motion graphic experts at Animography. You can download a free version of Anodine from Animography’s website. A paid version is also available which features options for variable line thickness, 8 colors, elasticity and damping.Download Free After Effects Typeface2. Mega Title Pack: Free After Effects TemplatesThe Mega Title Pack is essentially 100 separate free After Effects templates in one big pack. From grungy to modern, this typography pack covers a ton of different styles.Update: File Removed3. Franchise: Free After Effects TypefaceFranchise is one of the most popular free typefaces on the Internet. However, the good people at Animography have created an animated version completely free for you to use on your next motion graphics project. Each letter was created by a different motion graphic designer. The bold and simple design of the typeface makes it a great fit for a wide variety of video projects.Download Free AE Typeface4. Alphaballs: Free After Effects TypefaceAlphaballs is a free After Effects typeface that features an organic bubble-based animated font. The template features a very easy-to-read san-serif font and also includes a free Cinema 4D file.Download Free After Effects Typeface5. Type-O-Matic: Free After Effects TemplateType-O-Matic is a free After Effects template that allows users to create their own custom animated typefaces. The download includes three free templates each with a different design style. Users can control the objects rotation, scale, opacity, mask, and velocity.Download Free After Effects Template6. Typography World: Free After Effects TemplateThis free After Effects template features 15 different typography scenes. Users will be able to pick from various templates like word-trees, animated phrases, and bouncing text.Download Free After Effects Template7. Kinetic Typography: Free After Effects TemplateThis free After Effects template not only features fast paced typography, but also drop zones for pictures. The template doesn’t require any plugins so you can use it natively in After Effects.Download Free After Effects Template8. Green Typography Outro: Free After Effects TemplateThis typography template was designed to be put at the end of your video projects. The template features a customizable call to action along with icons for various social media accounts.Download Free After Effects Template9. Short Kinetic Typography: Free After Effects TemplateThis free After Effects template showcases kinetic type – a style that’s exploded in popularity recently. Users have the ability to change the typography and color scheme.Download Free After Effects Template10. RED Outro: Free After Effects TemplateThe red outro AE template is meant to be used as a close for business and  corporate videos. Users can customize the ending text to include their own brand’s name and information. This free After Effects template can easily be changed to another color if you prefer.Download Free After Effects TemplateWant even more FREE After Effects templates? Check out a few of our previous posts:Free After Effects Templates: Title and Logo Effects – PremiumBeat30 Free Plugins and Filters for After Effects – PremiumBeat10 More FREE After Effects Templates – PremiumBeatlast_img read more

Teng happy to help Gilas despite not making the line-up

first_imgView comments LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJeron Teng is resigned to the fact that there’s little to no chance of him making it to the national team with the lineups already submitted to the respective tournament organizers.But that won’t stop him for extending help to Gilas Pilipinas as he joined the Friday afternoon practices at Meralco Gym.ADVERTISEMENT “I still have school and I’m finishing my degree. I have a full load, so it’s thesis, I have classes, and I also have an OJT which is project-based,” he shared.Teng is also suiting up for Flying V in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup, where his team is still undefeated through four games.But the 23-year-old forward said that he will show up when his loaded schedule permits as he hopes to practice with his contemporaries like Kiefer Ravena and Ray Parks.“I’m just happy that I was able to practice with them. I’m looking forward to learning from these guys and the coaching staff,” he said. “If I can help Gilas in my small little way, I’m already happy with that.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READcenter_img LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bulls waive veteran point guard Rajon Rondo What ‘missteps’? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “I’m just here. Whenever I’m free, I’ll go here to help the team out,” he said.Chot Reyes lauded Teng for lending a helping hand for the national team, which he also believes will be a huge help for the former Green Archer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Being here would be beneficial for him. To be able to play with this kind of competition would be of great help to him,” the mentor said.Teng didn’t promise anything when it comes to his attendance to the national team practices. He’s currently on his final term on his business management course in La Salle and is set to graduate on October.last_img read more

US Open: Bopanna-Qureshi in quarters

first_imgIndia’s Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi advanced to the men’s doubles quarterfinals of the US Open with an upset win over second seeded Canadian-Serbian pair of Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic here.Indo-Zimbabwean pair of Leander Paes and Cara Black also advanced to the last-eight stage of the tournament in the mixed doubles event.The 16th seeded Indo-Pak pair of Bopanna and Qureshi streamrolled their opponents 6-3 6-4 in a one-sided pre-quarterfinal clash at Flushing Meadows here.Both Bopanna and Qureshi were on song with their trademark aggressive serves and precision forehands as the duo demolised the Grand Slam contenders in straight sets.They will next face the daunting South African-Belgian pair of Wesley Moodie and Dick Norman, who reached the semi-finals of the French Open and Wimbledon this year.This will be the second consecutive appearance at a Grand Slam quarter-final for the Indo-Pak pair who made it to the final eight at the Wimbledon.”They are formidable opponents, but they have had a relatively easier draw, the draws have been tougher on us so we are ready, prepared and focused on the task at hand,” said a determined Bopanna.Bopanna and Qureshi had a phenomenal 2010 season, with stellar performances at Wimbledon, besides winning an ATP Tour Title, reaching the finals of three others and picking up a Challenger Series Title along the way.In the second round of the mixed doubles event, second seeded Paes and Black lived up to their billings, defeating unseeded Estonia-Swedish pair of Kaia Kanepi and Robert Lindstedt 6-1 6-4.advertisementThey will next meet Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Mark Knowles of Bahrain in the third round of the last Grand Slam event of the year.last_img read more

Year of despairs & hopes

first_imgIt was a year of despairs, catastrophe & hopes that ended with the government setting up a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe the media reports relating to macabre assassination of Benazir Bhutto.[The Express Tribune reported yesterday (December 31) that the  plot behind the 2007 assassination of former premier Benazir Bhutto was hatched at the home of a Pakistani army brigadier. But Interior Minister Rehman Malik dismissed it as “totally concocted”.  Report said a fresh probe had uncovered the role of nine men, including the brigadier in whose residence the plot was hatched.]Widely-read Dawn in a report said the government set up on Friday a joint investigation team (JIT) comprising three officials of police, Inter-Services Intelligence and the Federal Investigation Agency to investigate media reports about the plot.JIT to submit report in a week According to sources, the team will be headed by Islamabad’s Deputy Inspector-General (Operations) of Police Bani Amin. The JIT has been asked present its report in a week.According to its terms of reference, the team will investigate the veracity of the claim made in the report, examine authenticity of sources and unravel the characters involved.Some reports quoted Interior Minister Rehman Malik as indicating that if needed a judicial commission could also be appointed to investigate the matter, but a handout issued later said he had refused to comment on the issue because it was sub judice and that he had been misquoted. He said the report on the assassination was yet to be made public.advertisementThe report will be presented soon to the central executive council of the Pakistan People’s Party. “The future course of action will be considered only after its presentation to the CEC,” the minister said.2010: Year of gloom & hopesMeanwhile media review of 2010 described the it eventful like its predecessors, mostly marked by catastrophes, bloodshed and poor governance, but the year has also stimulated hopes, brought pride to Pakistanis and ended at a note of glimmering hope in a cloud of despair.The News International said there is a long list of heroes, a couple of them dead but others alive, who performed acts of bravery, collectively and individually, in different fields of life, starting from the Supreme Court of Pakistan to parliament, legal fraternity, sports, bureaucracy, media, science and technology, intelligentsia and politics.The Express Tribune in its review said on the surface of it all, 2010 was another volatile year in terms of security and political and economic stability, compounding people’s miseries exponentially.But despite all odds, no event was powerful enough to crush the hopes of the resilient Pakistani nation, which has been looking for an affluent future. Despite last year’s successful military operation in Malakand and Swat, major campaigns against al Qaeda and its affiliates in the northwest tribal badlands bordering Afghanistan remained inconclusive. Instead, a spill-over of the terror continued to haunt major cities like Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar.Operations continued in South Waziristan and upper reaches of the Orakzai Agency but did not yield any solid results, while an offensive is yet to be launched in North Waziristan, an area considered to be the epicentre of terror and main source of trouble in Afghanistan by Pakistan’s western allies. The apparent unwillingness of the Pakistani security establishment to move decisively against the notorious North Waziristan-based Haqqani terror network has apparently spurred Washington to step up a covert drone war.Domestically, unpopular US drone assault remained out of reach of the country’s security forces.Deadly suicide attacks on famous Sufi shrines of Abdullah Shah Ghazi in Karachi and Data Ganj Baksh in Lahore appeared to be attempts to deepen the already yawning sectarian divide.Those gifted with foresight are seeing the beginning of another division of society along Shia-Sunni lines: they fear that this will have deep and long-term impact on Pakistan’s fragile social fabric.Also on stake in 2010 was the future of the coming generations: analysts say they may have to wage an epic struggle to cope with issues ranging from access to basic needs to compiling more complicated ideological puzzles.last_img read more

Rep Berman Give local officials more input in alcohol regulation

first_img Categories: Berman News 19Feb Rep. Berman: Give local officials more input in alcohol regulation Local establishments with licenses to sell alcohol would have the freedom to extend their hours of operation upon approval from community officials under legislation introduced today by state Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township.Under Berman’s plan, local governments will be given the option to allow community businesses the ability to sell alcohol between the hours of 2 a.m. and 4 a.m.“We are simply giving local municipalities the option to allow alcohol permits for establishments desiring to extend their hours of operation,” said Berman, who serves as the majority vice chair of the House Regulatory Reform Committee. “It’s an optional program. By no means do communities have to act in accordance with this proposal and grant businesses extended hours. It’s strictly up to local officials on how they wish to regulate alcohol sales within their borders.”Berman said local governments which opt in could see a general increase in revenue.House Bill 4213 now moves to the House Regulatory Reform Committee for further consideration.last_img read more