Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday July 1st

first_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Google+ Facebook By News Highland – July 1, 2019 Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday July 1st:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/01news.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford center_img Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday July 1st Previous article40% on gynaecology waiting list at LUH waiting over a yearNext articleSignificant damage caused by fire at Fort Dunree site News Highland Twitter WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty last_img read more

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Florida State’s home runs plague Syracuse in 6-5 series finale loss

first_imgAlexa Romero nibbled. Her first three pitches of the at-bat sailed low and away for balls. Down 3-0, the left-hander threw the next pitch closer to the zone. Jessica Warren took advantage. The Seminoles clean-up hitter reached down to drive the ball straight over the center field fence.For the third time in as many games, Syracuse exited the top half of the first inning trailing. Twice due to the long ball.“(Warren) hurt us all weekend,” Syracuse head coach Mike Bosch said. “We tried this and we tried that. If you look at those pitches from the center field view, some of them are literally off the plate and she still took them out.”The home run was the Seminoles’ ninth in the last 13 innings. No. 2 Florida State (38-1-1, 18-0 Atlantic Coast) hit two more balls out of SU Softball Stadium on Sunday to sweep the three-game series with a 6-5 victory over Syracuse (19-15, 3-9) . After allowing eight hits and 12 runs in the first game of the weekend, Romero responded in the series finale. The freshman held Florida State, the nation’s top hitting team with a .367 overall team average, to just five hits.Three of them left the stadium.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe top of the third inning began well. In just eight pitches, Romero forced two easy outs, the latter of which came on a high fly ball to center field.As Jessica Warren struck an outside pitch to right field on the ensuing at-bat, Kelsey Johnson tracked the ball. She floated back as the ball carried. Appearing to be underneath the ball, the right fielder ran out of real estate. She stopped against the fence and turned and watched the ball travel over the protective netting. It was Warren’s fourth home run of the series, bumping the Florida State lead to 4-0.“That was just unbelievable,” Romero said. “That was a way outside pitch. I don’t know how she hit it. Just good hitting on her part.”Romero recovered. She enticed Sydney Broderick with a high fastball for strike three. In the fourth, she worked the corners. She beat Alex Powers with an outside curve, then caught Cali Harrod looking on the same pitch for another strikeout. Romero finished off the side with a tight inside pitch. As the umpire signaled the third strikeout of the inning, Romero let loose an emphatic fist pump and sprinted to the dugout for high-fives from her teammates.Just when Syracuse pushed the nation’s second ranked team back on its heels, the ball left the park again. At the start of the sixth inning, Syracuse didn’t pitch to Jessica Warren. The Seminoles’ home run leader walked freely to first base.Even still, the end result was the same. Romero attempted to pitch outside to Harrod, but the righty attacked the ball. Romero turned and followed the ball with her eyes. As the ball carried over the right field fence, the pitcher’s head sank, she kicked the dirt around with her feet, and Syracuse trailed once again.The final home run on Sunday was the 13th allowed by Romero in her last nine appearances, all in ACC play. The rest of the SU pitching staff has allowed only nine all season.“I’m guessing Florida State is happy to hit in this ballpark,” Bosch said. “Balls were going out like the air was thin or something.” Comments Published on April 9, 2017 at 6:17 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] | @Schafer_44 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Dhaira laid to rest, stadium to be named after him

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Dhaira was laid to rest today. PHOTOS BY FUFAFormer Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Abel Dhaira was laid to rest Wednesday in Mayuge. The stadium where he started his career, Walukuba Tobacco ground, will be renamed Abel Dhaira stadium, soccer governing body FUFA revealed.Thousands, including Iceland’s national soccer coach Heimir Hallgrimsson attended the burial ceremony for the former Cranes player, who died aged 28 last month, after battling cancer.Cranes midfield ace Tonny Mawejje led the national football players in paying last respects to Dhaira, who ended his career at IBV Vestmannaeyjar in Iceland. There was a funeral service Monday at All Saints Church, Nakasero in Kampala and at All Saints Church in Walukuba, Jinja on Tuesday.FUFA 1st Vice President, Justus Mugisha who represented the FUFA President informed the mourners that International football governing body President Giovanni Infantino and CAF had sent in written condolence messages.Iceland’s national soccer coach Hallgrimsson consoles Bright Dhaira.Speaking on behalf of the family, Chris Dhaira, a family member thanked FUFA, the Government and the football fraternity.“He suffered a lot of pain and went to seek better medical facilities from Iceland. Thereafter he succumbed to abdominal cancer on 27th March 2016. Before the government intervened, Iceland has proposed to cremate his body and bring ashes due to lack of financial stability of the family.President Yoweri Museveni helped the family bring back home the body from Iceland and was represented by Lukia Isanga Nakadama, the Minister for Culture, Gender, Labour and Social Development. The deceased was born to Bright Dhaira and Nakijoba Harriet on 9th September 1987 in Walukuba village, Jinja. He was the third in six siblings. He won 3 CECEFA titles (2009, 2011, 2012), the best player in 2008 and first Ugandan goalkeeper to play in Europe League.PHOTOS FROM THE BURIALlast_img read more

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Pirates 2013: Pittsburgh dares to hope _ sort of

first_imgPITTSBURGH (AP) – Something odd has been happening the past few weeks in the town that’s home to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Penguins – something very strange indeed. People are talking about a professional baseball club called – what was that name again? – the Pittsburgh Pirates.They are speaking about alien things, matters unfamiliar to a community unaccustomed to talking about baseball in anything but resigned tones. Things like five Pirates headed to the 2013 All-Star team – the first time so many are going since 1972. Things like a homer-slamming slugger nicknamed “El Toro.” Things like a closer who leads the National League in saves, a pitching staff that leads the majors in shutouts and a team that has one of baseball’s best records – and for a time the past few weeks, had the very best of all.Too many things have happened between Pittsburgh and its baseball team over the past 20 years to make expectations high – or, more accurately, not enough has happened. But in this, the 21st year since the Pirates last finished with a winning record, the talk in restaurants and bars, on Little League fields and in the concession lines at PNC Park centers around some form of this tentative, hopeful question: Is this finally the year when things change? Pirates slugger Pedro Alvarez (24) warms up on deck during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at PNC Park, July 4. The Pirates won 6-4. After twenty years without a winning season, the Pittsburgh Pirates put on a good show in the first half of the 2013 season, and fans in a town so loyal to football and hockey are wondering: Is this finally the time for baseball hope, or is collapse once again just around the corner? (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) Pedro Alvarez, left, and Andrew McCutchen sit in the dugout before a baseball game against the New York Mets in Pittsburgh July 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)center_img “It all feels new,” says Manny Sanguillen, a catcher on the 1971 and 1979 World Series title teams who now runs a barbecue stand behind the ballpark’s center field fence.“The fans, they’re completely different this year. I walk down the street, they shout over at me. That wasn’t happening (the) past few years,” Sanguillen said before a game last week.There hadn’t been much shouting at all – either the good kind or the frustrated kind. While two Steeler teams won Super Bowls in the last decade and a Penguin team won a Stanley Cup, the Pirates watched from the cellar as one of the worst pro baseball teams playing in one of the major leagues’ best ballparks. Their streak of consecutive losing seasons is unparalleled in major American sports.Early season runs in 2011 and, more prominently, last year ended with post-All-Star-break implosions that have Pittsburghers skittish about supporting anything related to baseball at least until the back-to-school sales begin. And even after this season’s shining start, a recent four-game losing streak – even after the nine-game winning streak that preceded it – produced audible mopery.“It’s tough to be a fan when you lose 20 years in a row,” said Jeremy Bromley, 25, watching batting practice one evening last week before he saw the Bucs lose to the Oakland Athletics, 2-1.And yet …The bubble-gum-chewing Clint Hurdle, manager since the 2011 season, calls this year’s Pirates “the best team that we’ve had since I’ve been here.” The team’s official game-day magazine last week dared to contain an article with the headline: “Hurdle’s Pirates are shaping up as one of baseball’s best teams.” Signs in the stands express an ascending optimism (“It’s Our Year,” says one). On the field and off, players seem to be having more fun. And one of the city’s best-known sports columnists, Gene Collier of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, calls this “a fateful and long-awaited Pittsburgh summer.”“For 20 years, it’s been the Penguins and the Steelers. And the Pirates have been the afterthought. And now the Pirates are in the conversation. They’re relevant,” says Scott Kaminski, 45, a lifelong Pirates fan and college baseball player who is now an attorney in neighboring West Virginia. “For 20 years it’s just been, ‘Well, let’s go see a Pirates game for something to do,’ or ‘Some great player’s coming into town,’ or “It’s a great ballpark.’” Now it’s ‘Let’s go see the Pirates.’”Part of it is that the Pirates are just exciting to watch this year, win or lose. When they have pulled out wins, often in the late innings, it still feels unexpected, such as the Sunday in June against the Milwaukee Brewers when catcher Russell Martin drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 14th. And even when they lose, as they did against the Cubs a week ago, the team often hands fans treats like leftfielder Starling Marte’s home run in the bottom of the ninth with two outs and two strikes that sent the game into extra innings.Are such things enough, though, to reverse the dull sting of 20 losing seasons – a record unparalleled in baseball’s history? Mind you, that’s not “losing” as in losing the chance to be champions or make it to the postseason. That’s “losing” as in not a single winning record since the first George Bush lived in the White House and Johnny Carson was just retiring from “The Tonight Show.”Pittsburgh’s baseball fans have always been noticeably restive. As early as 1884, three years before the team that would become the Pirates entered the National League, fans and newspapers were already complaining. “We’ve had enough of that kind of baseball and don’t intend to stand for any more of it,” one newspaper said, according to a seminal 1948 history of the Pirates by Frederick G. Lieb.And so it went. The 126-year history of the Pirates has been a tale of thrilling moments bracketed by long, parching droughts, drawn in sharp relief by the Pirates’ World Series appearances – 1903, 1909, 1925, 1927, 1960, 1971 and 1979. If you look at those numbers and do a bit of math, it becomes evident: The past two decades have been surpassed only by the Pirates’ inept performance between 1927, the year they were beaten by a Yankee team that many consider baseball’s best ever, and 1960, when they turned the tables on the same club.last_img read more

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USL: Donegal sides get away draws in FAI Intermediate Cup

first_imgThe two Ulster Senior League representatives – Bonagee United and Cockhill Celtic – have both been handed away draws in the third round of the FAI Umbro Intermediate Cup.The draw was conducted this afternoon at FAI headquarters in Abbotstown.Bonagee United will travel to face Edenderry Town, while Cockhill Celtic will make the long trek to Cork to face College Corinthians. Edenderry Town are third in Senior 1A of the Leinster Senior League, the third tier of that league, while College Corinthians are fifth in the Munster Senior League.Cockhill overcame Letterkenny Rovers – last year’s finalists – 1-0 and then Swilly Rovers 7-0 in the opening two rounds.Bonagee received a bye through the first round before defeating Fanad United 2-1 in the second round.The Intermediate Cup holders, Crumlin United, have been drawn away to Swords Celtic. USL: Donegal sides get away draws in FAI Intermediate Cup was last modified: November 1st, 2016 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

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PICTURE SPECIAL ON RELAY FOR LIFE SUNDAY IN LETTERKENNY

first_imgRELAY For Life weekend is coming to an end – with an appearance by Daniel and Majella O’Donnell.Photographer Joe Boland is there to capture the day.  PICTURE SPECIAL ON RELAY FOR LIFE SUNDAY IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: May 31st, 2015 by John2Share 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:letterkennyRelay for Lifelast_img read more

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SA corporates to leap into VoIP

first_img1 February 2005As of today, South Africans can use the internet to make local and international calls. This is the first step in the deregulation of the South African telecoms industry, until now a monopoly of state company Telkom.The deregulation of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony is set to change the way in which many South African companies do business. This is according to a report compiled by technology researchers World Wide Worx.VoIP is the use of the internet for the transmission of telephone calls. In this way, the use of a public switched telephone network is avoided. In South Africa – until 1 February 2005 – Telkom had a monopoly over this network.VoIP can be conducted through a standard internet-enabled PC with a microphone and speakers. There is no additional cost to a VoIP call, above the cost of the internet connection. This means that in most cases, VoIP calls are effectively free.Until now the use of VoIP has only been legal within company networks. The much-anticipated deregulation of the telecommunications industry, announced in September 2004 by Communications Minister Ivy Matsepe-Cassaburri, allows the use of VoIP for all calls.The minister announced a number of liberalisation measures “designed to further accelerate growth in the [information and communication technology] sector” and “reduce the cost of telecommunications”.In the survey, conducted by World Wide Worx, over half the organisations polled planned to adopt VoIP technology in 2005, over the 30% that already use it. It is estimated that almost 80% of South African corporations will be using the technology by the end of 2005.Surprisingly, Telkom would seem to be a major winner in the industry’s deregulation. The fixed-line monopoly holder was named as the second most commonly named preferred provider of VoIP services.“Mobile networks will probably be the biggest beneficiaries of all, but in a more subtle and long-term context” says report co-author and telecommunications analyst John Joslin.Arthur Goldstuck, MD of World Wide Worx and the other author of the report, said they had interviewed “technical decision-makers at 100 South African corporations about their adoption and expectations of Voice over IP and least-cost routing – one of the key application areas for VoIP”.last_img read more

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Application of manure to newly planted wheat fields

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Several livestock producers have inquired about applying liquid dairy or swine manure to newly planted wheat fields using a drag hose. The thought process is that the fields are firm (dry), there is very little rain in the nearby forecast, and the moisture in the manure could help with wheat germination and emergence.The manure nutrients could easily replace the commercial fertilizer normally applied in advance of planting wheat. The application of fall-applied livestock manure to newly planted or growing crop can reduce nutrient losses compared to fall-applied manure without a growing crop.Both swine and dairy manure can be used to add moisture to newly planted wheat. It’s important that the wheat seeds are properly covered with soil when planted to keep a barrier between the salt and nitrogen in the manure and the germinating wheat seed. It’s also important that livestock producers know their soil phosphorus levels, and the phosphorus in the manure being applied, so we don’t grow soil phosphorus levels beyond what is acceptable.If the wheat is planted at its typical one-inch depth and swine or dairy manure is surface applied there should be no problem applying 5,000 gallons per acre of swine manure or 8,000 gallons per acre of dairy manure. If the wheat is emerging when manure is being applied, there is the possibility of some burn to the wheat from swine manure. If the wheat is fully emerged, there is little concern for burning.If incorporating manure ahead of planting wheat, try to place the manure deep enough (at least three inches) so the manure does not impact the germination and emergence of the wheat crop. Another option is to incorporate the manure and wait a few days before planting the wheat. If incorporated, the opportunity to carry some of the manure nitrogen through the winter could allow for a reduction in the amount of topdress nitrogen needed for the wheat crop next spring.The application of 5,000 gallons of swine finishing manure could contain 200 pounds of nitrogen, 75 pounds of P2O5 and 100 pounds of K2O. The application of 8,000 gallons of dairy manure could contain 175 pounds of nitrogen, 60 pounds of P2O5 and 150 pounds of K2O. Manure nutrient content can vary tremendously from one manure storage facilitate to another but stay reasonably consistence from the same facility year after year.As always, print out the weather forecast when surface applying manure. Remember the “not greater than 50% chance of 0.5 inches of rainfall in the next 24 hours” rule in the western Lake Erie watershed.last_img read more

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New Tech Spec Licensing Agreement Could Open Floodgates of Web Innovation

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… After 18 months of negotiation, the Open Web Foundation, a group made up of 106 employees of Yahoo, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, some small startups and their lawyers, today released a legal document template for licensing open web technology specifications. The result could be greatly accelerated time-to-market for new technologies developed on top of these specifications and more awesomeness, sooner, for web consumers.Standardized legal documents for technical specifications may not seem like the sexiest thing in the the world – but this is actually pretty exciting news. Developments like this could be a key part of the foundation that online service providers need to move forward on a long list of great ideas for ways to serve their users.What does this mean? It means that other companies will be able to use technologies like Media RSS, OAuth, Salmon, Web Slices and more without fear that unclear licensing agreements will lead to legal problems later. It also means that developers creating innovative new tech specifications to push and pull user data from one site to another can launch them using a turn-key license developed by some of the top legal teams in the business.People come up with crazy ideas for making the web work better all the time. This agreement aims to provide an easy way to make it safe to implement those ideas. The companies participating have spent large amounts of time and money negotiating the agreement, now anyone can take advantage of the fruits of that labor at no cost.Existing specifications that will be placed under the Open Web Foundation Agreement, per the announcement today, include:Syndicated media delivery spec Media RSS (currently controlled by Yahoo!)Secure 3rd party authentication spec OAuth Core and Wrap (from Facebook, Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft)Real-time feed protocol PubSubHubbub (Google)Comment aggregation protocol Salmon (Google)Web Slice Format (Microsoft)And several others. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#news#NYT#web marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts last_img read more

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