– Seebarran dominates easy cupKristian Jeffrey ran untroubled in the shifter-kart class, while Raymond Seebarran picked up two champion driver awards during the second installment of the GT motorsports Grand Prix on Friday evening.Jeffey had no troubles in holding off his cousin Stefan Jeffrey,and Matthew Phang in Race oneRaymond Seebarran collects one of his many trophies on the night. (GT Motorsports Photo)and put on an enterprising show in the second race when he outsmarted former coach Darryl Timmers and Stefan in races two and three.His aggressive style meant that there was little competition on the night that was able to withstand the Jeffrey force and it forms the perfect tune-up before he departs for England later this month to compete in the Radical series.Meanwhile, Seebarran picked up two champion driver awards on the night, one each in the Easy Cup Light and the Easy Cup Heavy classes.In the Easy Cup Light class, he finished the first race in second behind Haniff Mohammed and ahead of Stephen Vieira before taking two chequered flags ahead of Ravi Singh on the final two occasions.In the Easy Cup Heavy category, Seebarran picked up the first race ahead of Shan Seejattan, but finished third in race two behind Seejattan and Marcel Proffit,respectively. He,however, recovered well to take the final chequered flag in the last race ahead of Seejattan.In the Easy Cup Rookie, Ralph Persaud showed his driving prowess to take the Champion Driver award.Race one was won by Raymond Baksh, with Dani Narine and Mark Morgan finishing second and third,but Persaud beat off Baksh and Mahendra Boodhoo in race two before returning to stake his claim in race three head of Narine and Baksh.In other races, Jeremy Ten Pow was able to defend his 60 CC Sunburst Kids cup title after close battles with Jeremy Ten Pow, Nathan Rahman and Paige Mendonca.He won the first race ahead of Mendonca and Rahaman and then took the second in front of Justin and Mendonca, with Nathan turning the tables on him and Justin in the final race.In the 125CC junior class, it was a Mikhail Persaud-show as he made a clean sweep of the category,forcing Elan Rahaman into second on all three occasions and John Phang third on two occasions, with Rayden Persaud taking third in the last race.On the senior end of things, two wins and a third place finish for Bridget Singh meant that she picked up the champion driver trophy. Singh brought third in race one behind Matthew Phang and race winner Denzel Hopkinson but joined Emma Vieira to turn the tables on the boys, winning the next two races ahead of Vieira and Hopkinson.
Club Lotto ResultThe draw for the latest club lotto took place on Monday night in the Abbey Hotel. There was no jackpot winner of the €2,000 jackpot with the number drawn: 4, 17, 20 and 23. Four consolation prize winners of €25 drawn were Lorcan McGinley (Dunkineley), Liam McCauley (Castle Street), Eilish Kelly (Malin House), and John McGlynn (Drimark). The jackpot now goes up to €2,100 for week 6. Streets of Donegak 5k Challenge‘The Streets of Donegal 5k Challenge’ in association with the Cleary Centre takes place this Friday (August 21st) in Donegal Town. The 5km is open to all from walkers, competitive runners, families, club members, couch to 5k groups. The walk / run start at 7:30pm with registration starting at 6:30pm at Dom’s Pier 1. The route is relatively flat course starting and finishing near Dom’s Pier 1 while going out towards the by pass on the Killybegs road before coming back into Donegal town via the by pass and in past Donegal hospital before finishing near the start line.Summer Mini Leagues The Summer Mini Leagues for 4 to 8 year old’s started continues every Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm with it consisting of small sided games for the hour. New players are always welcome. Parents are asked to use the front car park outside Tir Conaill and walk in with their child.CamogieUnderage camogie training takes a break for August, starting back on Friday 4th September. The president of the camogie association, Catherine Neary visits Tir Conaill Park on Saturday 5th September. There will be a number of camogie games on the day to mark her visit. Cul CampThe club hosted a football cul camp last week in Tir Conaill Park. Thanks goes to JohnWard and all the coaches for an enjoyable week for all the children, Karl Lacey and Hugh. McFadden for visiting the camp and to all the children for their good behaviour all week.U6 FootballWell done to all the boys and girls who played Naomh Conaill on Saturday morning in Tir Conaill. We had three teams on the day with 25 players all getting games. Thanks goes to Rory O’Donnell for organising food afterwards for all players, all parents that helped out on the day, and to all the children who played excellent football and behaved very well throughout.U8 Boys FootballThe SRB finals day for U8’s takes place in Ardara on Friday 28th August. U10 Boys FootballThe U10 boys football team held a home blitz last Saturday morning with Bundoran, Aodh Ruadh and St Nauls all attending. The boys had three teams on the day with all performing very well on the day. Thanks goes to Conor Breslin and Sean Meehan for refereeing on the day. The U10 SRB finals day takes place on Saturday week in Ardara.U12 Boys FootballWell done to U12 footballer Lee Murchan who played in Croke Park on Tuesday as part of the U12 fun day were one player from each club in Donegal is selected to play games and visit the GAA museum. U13 Boys FootballThe U13 league starts on Saturday week (August 29th) away to Naomh Conaill at 12 noon.U16 Boys FootballThe U16’s play Aodh Ruadh next Tuesday night (August 25th) at 7pm. Venue for the game is yet to announced with it likely to be in Ballintra. The boys had two good games in last week against St Nauls (6-10 to 2-07 win) and MacCumhaill (2-12 to 2-12 draw). Training continues on Thursday and Monday at 6pm each night.U21 men’s footballThe U21’s lost out to Naomh Conaill in Tir Conaill in a high scoring game with goals proving to be the difference.Senior Men’s FootballBoth teams lost out to Ardara at the weekend. The Senior Championship takes place this Saturday night in Tir Conaill Park with St Michaels the opposition. Throw ins are at 5:30pm and 7pm, all support welcome for both teams.Donegal GAAGood luck to Kate Keaney and the Donegal Ladies in their All Ireland quarter final against Armagh this weekend. Hard luck to Thomas McGowan and Jack Keaney who lost out to Derry U16’s in the Buncrana Cup semi final on Saturday.2015 Training Pitch Development DrawTickets for the 2015 Training Pitch Development Draw are out now from all senior club members. There a number of excellent prizes including All Ireland Final tickets, shopping vouchers, and an overnight stay. Tickets cost €5 for a single ticket or €20 for 5. All monies raised from this fundraiser go towards paying for the new training pitch in Tir Conaill which is used by all 24 club teams.Virtual Sod FundraiserThe virtual sod fundraiser is ongoing in the club with lots of members signing up so far. The cost of the virtual sod is €20 with all people signed up receiving a certificate and their name going on a large wall display in Tir Conaill. Contact Eamonn Gorrell (08766740053) or Deborah Rose (0879869192) if you wish to support the club in this fundraiser. All money raised goes towards the ongoing pitch developments in Tir Conaill.GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS WISH KATE KEANEY ALL THE BEST AHEAD OF ALL-IRELAND QUARTER-FINAL was last modified: August 19th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Sport
Jimmy Garoppolo is the NFL’s biggest Man of Mystery entering the 2019 season.Questions abound whether the quarterback will return to the unbeaten form from his December 2017 debut with the 49ers or if he’ll come back too rusty after last season’s knee injury.Here are five pressing questions:1. Is his knee ready?A titanium brace serves as a shining reminder of his left knee’s fragility, in the wake of last September’s torn anterior cruciate ligament. He has progressed well with no known …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest More than a decade after the original renewable fuel standard (RFS) was signed into law, progress has been made toward its goals of energy security, clean air and boosting local economies, according to a new analysis by the Renewable Fuels Association, “RFS Impacts: By the Numbers.” The analysis comes as the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to soon issue its proposed 2018 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the RFS.Congress adopted the RFS in 2005 and expanded it in 2007. The program requires oil companies to blend increasing volumes of renewable fuels with gasoline and diesel, culminating with 36 billion gallons in 2022.The analysis looked at data on how the world has changed since adoption of the RFS. Specifically, the analysis compares key data points and indicators from 2005 and 2007 to data from 2016.Among the highlights:The number of operational U.S. ethanol plants has grown from 81 in 2005 to 213 in 2016, while ethanol production has grown from 3.9 billion gallons to 15.3 billion gallons, a nearly 300% increase;U.S. ethanol industry jobs grew 121% from 153,725 in 2005 to 339,176 in 2016, and the value of the industry’s output quadrupled from $8.1 billion to $32.8 billion;U.S. corn production has grown from 11.1 billion bushels in 2005 to 15.2 bushels in 2016, a 36% increase, while average yields grew from 147.9 bushels per acre to 174.6 bushels per acre;U.S. petroleum net import dependence has dropped from 60% in 2005 to 25% in 2016, and would have been 33% last year without ethanol;The number of retail gasoline stations offering flex fuels like E85 to flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) grew 728% from 2005 to 2016, while the number of FFVs on the road grew 239%; andEthanol’s role in cleaning the air has increased, with notable reductions in emissions of both greenhouse gases and criteria pollutants.Meanwhile, the negative outcomes that opponents of the RFS suggested would occur simply have not materialized:Corn acres in 2016 were only 0.5% larger than in 2007, while total cropland was down more than 20 million acres (5%);Corn prices in 2016 were actually 19% lower than in 2007, while the corn surplus was 42% larger;Water use for irrigating corn trended lower, while the size of the Gulf hypoxia zone shrunk 14% between 2007 and 2016;Deforestation in the Amazon fell 58% between 2005 and 2016;Retail food price inflation was just 0.3% in 2016, compared to 2.4% in 2005 and 4% in 2007;Prices for red meat, poultry, fish, cereals and bakery items, and dairy actually experienced price deflation in 2016, compared to modest inflation in 2005 and 2007;U.S. milk production in 2016 was 20% higher than 2005, while red meat and poultry production was up 12%; andThe U.N. global food price index was just 0.1% higher in 2016 than it was in 2007, while the number of people undernourished worldwide was down 16%.“As this analysis clearly shows, the RFS has made a huge impact on consumers, providing them with greater choice at the pump, while cleaning the air and boosting local economies,” said Bob Dinneen, RFA President and CEO. “With EPA expected to propose its 2018 RFS obligations in the near future, the agency needs to look no further than this document for what impact this vital program has had on our nation. We look forward to EPA continuing to implement a strong RFS to ensure future growth for our industry and the positive impact it has throughout all sectors of our economy.”
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest They can sprout up anywhere in a field and they increasingly do: weeds, specifically a family of weeds known as pigweeds.As they harvest, farmers should watch for patches of pigweeds, which are quickly multiplying across the state. A campaign dubbed “No Pigweed Left Behind” is aimed at encouraging farmers to stop those weeds from spreading any further.This year could be especially challenging because the state’s record rainy spring caused many crop fields to be left unplanted, ideal conditions for weeds to move in.Ohio is home to five types of pigweed, each of which can cost a grower a lot to eliminate. Farmers and gardeners love to hate weeds in general, but pigweeds are especially problematic because they grow fast, produce a lot of seeds, and develop a resistance to the herbicides that used to kill them.In Ohio, the worst two weeds in the pigweed family are Palmer amaranth and waterhemp, said Mark Loux, a weed specialist with Ohio State University Extension.The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) and the Ohio Soybean Council are spearheading No Pigweed Left Behind.Waterhemp, which used to be primarily in west-central Ohio, has spread quickly, and some populations have developed a resistance to three types of weed killers, Loux said. Farther west in the Corn Belt, some populations of waterhemp have developed resistance to up to seven types of herbicide.“Waterhemp is starting to show up everywhere,” Loux said. “I hate to say this, but it’s about to blow wide open.”The No Pigweed Left Behind campaign is trying to spur growers to scout their fields for weeds in general, especially for pigweeds.Any weeds in a field now likely survived the herbicide that had been applied earlier in the season.It’s best to avoid going through a patch of pigweed with a combine because that could spread the seeds, Loux said. Instead, growers can leave the weeds in the field and deal with them next year, mow them or deep plow them to control where the seeds go, he said.If a combine does go through an area with a lot of weeds, farmers should later clean their combines to remove the weed seed and keep it from spreading to the next field, Loux said.“It’s all about how you’re going to manage the seed at this point,” he said.On fields left unplanted this season, “you’re going to have to have an aggressive plan to manage weeds, going forward,” Loux said.A particularly vexing pigweed found in Ohio, as well as elsewhere in the Midwest and South, is Palmer amaranth. The weed has been found in about one-fourth of Ohio’s counties, but efforts to encourage people to scout for and remove it have kept its populations in check, Loux said.“We’ve restrained it,” he said.Other weeds in the pigweed family that have turned up in Ohio include smooth pigweed, spiny amaranth, and Powell amaranth, but these are generally not as problematic.“Waterhemp and Palmer amaranth are not fun weeds to control,” Loux said. “They’re constantly evolving to render what you’re using against them ineffective.”For a free 2019 guide on weed control in Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, visit go.osu.edu/weedcontrolguide.For more information on pigweeds and recommendations on how to deal with them, visit go.osu.edu/weedseedinfo and go.osu.edu/scoutforpigweeds.
Many amateur directors decide to write and direct their first film before they have had much on set experience in other roles. This method must be approached with caution – particularly with regards to how the cast and crew is treated on set.A film set can be a very dynamic place – at times it is exhilarating and inspiring while at other times it can be frustrating and tense. Although film is undeniably a very collaborative medium and there are so many moving parts that need to work together to bring an idea to life, the director is still the captain of that ship. And as a director, you really need to understand your responsibility in this unique structure and how your behavior will not only affect how your cast and crew feels during your shoot, but also how your final product comes out as a result of their attitude.Your job is to inspire and instigate in a positive way, not to create difficult and uncomfortable situations for the rest of your team. Many first time directors are very unsure of themselves. They don’t quite know what they want to say yet, or how to say it. When challenged on set, or a new perspective is shared from one of the cast or crew – it’s very common for a first time director to become standoff-ish and defensive. They often feel (even if they don’t consciously realize it), that they have something to prove. Even if an idea is presented to them that could make their film better, they will reject it in order to protect their own ego and so that they can stand their ground in front of the others on set. This mentality really couldn’t be more toxic for a film set. Not only do some fantastic ideas get swept under the rug, but everyone on set starts to feel uncomfortable and uninspired…and it can become a vicious cycle.It’s important to remember that as a director your job at its core is translate the way that you see the world (or see the story) onto the screen. You are a filter. If someone has a great idea and you choose not to use it because it isn’t in line with the perspective that you take on the subject matter – that is completely valid. But if you are simply throwing a way a good idea that someone presents you (that was in fact in line with your initial vision), then you’re going to have problems.A common misconception about high level feature film directors is that they are dictators. While there are certainly a few notable examples of famous directors that have thrown temper tantrums on set, or are known for blasting their cast and crew, these are the exception not the rule.Seasoned directors that have been telling stories for years are confident in their own vision. They understand that if a good idea is presented to them it is their duty as a director to at the very least consider it. They also know how to politely turn away ideas that might not work for their vision of the film in a way that is not offensive to the rest of the crew. They truly act as the ultimate filter, making sure that only the strongest ideas that are most in line with their vision come through, and value the opinions of others. Granted. few if any directors want every crew member running up to them with their two cents every two seconds, but that’s why professional directors hire professional crew members that understand their role – just like the director should.Probably the most detrimental thing that a director can do in regards to micro-managing is to over direct their actors. Amateur directors often have this false vision of what it means to be a director. They think that they need to literally direct every last step that their actors make, and every last line of dialogue. In my opinion, the best directors are those that trust their actors, and only hire actors that they know will inherently fulfill their vision. They give their actors breathing room and allow them to try different ideas, and even fail at times, if it means that they get to the best end result.The most obvious sign of a first-time director is when he/she starts to coach an actor on how to say a specific word or a line. In my opinion this is a huge no-no and is probably the fastest way to ensure that the actor will never want to work with that director again. Most good actors have been training for years (or possibly most of their lives) to understand the complexities of performance, so it is extremely insulting to them when the direction that they are being given is so trivial. It makes them feel that the director doesn’t have any trust in them, and ultimately that causes them to lose trust in their director. This is not a good place to be.I want to point out after stating what I did above, that directors do of course still need to direct. They are not simply there to be passive onlookers that only are inspired by the ideas of others. They need a clear cut vision and they need to communicate that vision with everyone on the cast and crew – that way when new ideas are shared with the director, they are in line with his/her vision.I really like to think of directing as instigating situations. Directors should cause conflict and energy by strategically setting up scenes, getting their characters into the right headspace, and making sure the crew is on their toes. That’s where great films live and breathe. That’s when actors have room to explore and the cast maintains their passion and focus even after a 16 hour day on set. And ultimately, that’s how the best movies are made.
Primera División Barcelona Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Real Sociedad Ben Hayward Last updated 1 year ago 14:30 5/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Alex Caparros Primera División Barcelona v Real Sociedad Real Sociedad Barcelona Everything you need to know ahead of the champions’ last Primera Division clash of the season, which takes place at Camp Nou this weekend… Andres Iniesta will pull on a Barcelona shirt for the final time as the Catalans close out their season at home to Real Sociedad on Sunday.Ernesto Valverde’s side were crowned champions after a 4-2 win at Deportivo La Coruna in late April, but will not be finishing La Liga unbeaten after losing 5-4 away to Levante last weekend.Lionel Messi was rested in a rotated side at the Ciutat de Valencia ahead of a friendly in South Africa against Mamelodi Sundowns in midweek, which Barca won 3-1. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Barca are now home to Real Sociedad in their final league game, Iniesta’s farewell before moving to Asia this summer, and here Goal takes a look at everything you need to know ahead of Sunday’s clash at Camp Nou…Barcelona injuriesSergi Samper is sidelined with a long-term injury, while Thomas Vermaelen is out after limping off against Levante last weekend. Samuel Umtiti is doubtful with a minor knee problem.Barcelona suspensionsSergi Roberto was hit with a four-match ban for lashing out at Marcelo in the Clasico and will therefore not appear again in La Liga this season.Barcelona potential starting line-upValverde is set to field a strong side for Barcelona’s last game of the season as Camp Nou bids a fond farewell to Iniesta on Sunday.The Spain midfielder will start his final game for Barca before leaving the Catalan club this summer and that means Philippe Coutinho is set to play on the right.In defence, Yerry Mina could feature despite his poor performance against Levante because Umtiti is doubtful and Vermaelen sidelined.Nelson Semedo will start at right-back in place of the suspended Sergi Roberto. Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi are expected to be included from the outset in attack.Real Sociedad team newsReal Sociedad are 10th in La Liga after last weekend’s win over Leganes, but defeat at Camp Nou on Sunday could see the Basque side finish in the bottom half after what has been an inconsistent season.Captain Xabi Prieto is retiring at the end of the season and the midfielder is expected to come off the bench at Camp Nou.Defender Carlos Martinez is also hanging up his boots this summer, but he is doubtful for Sunday’s game. Centre-back Hector Moreno and striker Imanol Agirretxe are both sidelined. TV channel & kick-off timeBarcelona versus Real Sociedad kicks off at 8:45pm local time on Sunday and will be broadcast live in the UK (United Kingdom) on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event from 7:40pm BST.In the United States, the game can be watched live on television on beIN SPORTS and kicks off at 2:45pm ET.Best Opta match facts No home team has defeated Real Sociedad more times in La Liga than Barcelona, the Catalans winning 60 of the 70 games they have hosted against the Basques. Barca are unbeaten in 35 consecutive games at Camp Nou in La Liga (won 29, drawn six), their best unbeaten home streak at home in the competition since November 1993 (won 34, drawn six). Willian Jose has been involved in four goals in his four league appearances against Barca (three goals and one assist). Lionel Messi has scored 10 goals in his nine games versus Real Sociedad at Camp Nou in all competitions. This game will be a farewell for Iniesta and Xavi Prieto in La Liga after 441 and 375 league games played, respectively.
Little Saigon Stories: Final Installation & Community Events KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – “Little Saigon Stories” is a visual story-telling project facilitated by the Media Arts Center San Diego, in collaboration with the AjA Project, Little Saigon Foundation and El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association.The final public exhibition will take place with a full-day of free events in San Diego’s Little Saigon District on El Cajon Boulevard in City Heights on Saturday, April 27, according to Rizzhel Javier, with the AjA Project.The event will include a pop-up art gallery, food crawl of local restaurants, guided walking tours, Vietnamese games and a “PostSecret” postcard writing street team in partnership with the San Diego Museum of Man.Little Saigon Stories was designed as a platform for youth to capture, preserve and share the first-hand accounts of inter-generational members of the Vietnamese-American community, according to founders. April 26, 2019 Updated: 12:06 PM KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 26, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter