first_imgGLENSWILLY GAA NOTESGet behind the Reserves this SundayThe Glenswilly Senior Reserves. Pic by Geraldin Diver.It has been a long road but our Senior Reserves are now one step away from winning the championship on Sunday.Aidy Glackin, his backroom team and his players deserve huge praise and credit for getting this far.Come Sunday afternoon at MacCumhaill Park in Ballybofey, a victory over Ardara will help them write another great chapter in Glenswilly GAA Club’s history book.The club is appealing to all supporters to get along to the game in advance of throw-in at 1.45pm.The lads deserve your support so we’ll see you all there on Sunday. Come on The Glen! A Final Reminder …first aid courseThe Club intend to run a one day sports First Aid course in the clubhouse. This will possibly be on a Saturday in November /December when all competitions have ended. Places will be limited and it is recommended that each team and group within the club have a representative on this course … Anyone interested in this course please text 0861611240CONGRATS TO UNDER 13 GIRLSCongratulations to our Under 13 girls team who have progressed through to a County Final this weekend against Four Masters. This was following a very competitive game against a strong Cloughaneely side last weekend. Well done girls! They will now play the final this Sunday at 11am in Donegal Town. Let’s get Sunday off to the perfect start by getting behind the girls. All support is welcomed. Under 13 boysThe U13 boys have now reached the play-off stages and players will be sent a text about the next game. Training continues on Friday at 6pm on the training pitch. Can all players try to make training?Card driveThe club’s 25 Card Drive will take place on Friday, November 20th next in the clubhouse. The night starts at 8pm and there will be €2,500 in prizes along with the Barney Pat Memorial Cup.Monster bingo prizes for first anniversary To celebrate the first anniversary of the bingo at the club, a bumper cash night will be held at the bingo on Wednesday, October 21st. As well as all the normal cash prizes, €500 must go on a single sheet as well as €500 as normal on 9th game and also €500 on 10th game. The club would like to thank al players who continue to support the bingo each Wednesday and remind them that the bingo will continue thought the winter months.Community schemeThe club is looking for a lady to join a community scheme which will be based out of Glenswilly GAA Club. Anybody interested should contact club chairman Peter McConnell.Club notes Anybody with anything for the weekly club notes should email them to [email protected] by Monday evening. Thank you.GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY RALLY SUPPORTERS AHEAD OF RESERVE FINAL was last modified: October 13th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Glenswilly GAA Clublast_img read more

Warriors’ Kevon Looney thankful for how Milwaukee shaped him

first_imgLISTEN: Kevon Looney on the Warriors HQ podcast* * *MILWAUKEE – This is Kevon Looney’s hometown, where he sharpened his work ethic, formed his resiliency and inspired countless kids. Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book. When Alexander Hamilton High School retired his No. 5 jersey on Thursday, though, Looney’s mind didn’t focus on himself, his accolades or all of his coaches and teammates …last_img

Feeding Farmers Week #2 – Tim Recker

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Week #2 of Feeding Farmers with T102 took the Ohio Ag Net to Ottawa and the farm of Tim Recker. Tim farms 1000 acres with the help of my son-in-law, Randy. They grow corn, soybeans, and wheat and have 200 head of beef cattle. Hay also keeps them busy as they bale 100 acres of alfalfa, and 3,000 acres of straw that they market year round. Dale had the chance to visit with Recker before lunch.last_img

The Duster is a gangbuster

first_imgIt may have an odd name, but the Duster from Renault promises to raise a lot of dust in the lower-priced SUV segment in our country. A vehicle that’s been keenly awaited for some time, Renault India’s latest offering is just what its target audience wants.When you first look at the length of the vehicle, 4.3m, it does not stand out – in fact, it looks decidedly smaller than its main competitors, the Safari and Scorpio. But its flared wheel arches, huge wheel well clearance, typical aluminum scuff plates that wouldn’t look out of place in an Audi or a BMW, and satin chrome roof rails, all play their part in making the car look like a distinctive SUV. The design is refreshingly modern, though a tad conservative for the European market, which likes greater flair. Even we would have appreciated something bolder.The front has double-barrel headlamps and a wide chrome-finish grille that give the Duster a friendly look. The bumpers sport a premium look with their two- tone finish and the rear door has a chrome applique. Chrome also sits on the exhaust pipe end and satin chrome adorns door handles, which feel a little flimsy in the hand. Alloys are standard on the top model but optional on the smaller engine model. Thankfully, a full-size spare wheel is standard, though access in case of a flat can be tricky!At first glance, the acres of plastic inside the car may be off-putting, but make no mistake that this is a vehicle made to last. Deeply recessed shelves, a big glovebox and an integrated sound system earn brownie points for the Duster. Legroom at the rear is quite good thanks to the 2,673mm wheelbase.advertisementA feature worth a mention here is the air-conditioning, which has been modified for India. It works extremely well in heat and the additional vent at the back delivers outstanding cooling. You get keyless entry, a pollen filter in the air-con unit, sound system with MP3, USB and Aux-in, audio mounted on the steering and phone controls for the standard Bluetooth, an onboard trip computer and electrically adjustable external mirrors. Thoughtful touches include up to three sockets to power your gadgets and illuminated power window switches so no fumblingin the dark.There is one petrol and two diesel engine options available. We have not driven the petrol vehicle, so let us stick to the diesel variant. The version we put our hands on was the 110ps engine, which really impressed us by its effortless performance. Renault has worked hard on this 1.5- litre engine, which is most popular world over.Although power is 10ps less than the Scorpio and about 30ps lower than the Safari, the Duster’s lower vehicle weight endows it with sprightly performance. Six forward gears ensure progress is decent and a tested fuel efficiency of over 19kmpl means the Duster is as careful with its diesel as you are with your money. There is a bit of turbo lag, so you’ll need to keep your foot planted to keep the engine spinning at more than 2,000rpm.The other good parts are the suspension and the steering. A 5.2m turning radius ensures the Duster is manoeuvrable in city traffic. The rigid chassis, with its front McPherson struts and a torsion bar rear suspension, riding on beefy 215/ 65 R16 tyres, works in complete unison to soften the worst of blows.  Renault cars have always been known for ride quality and the Duster measures up to the reputation. A ground clearance of 205mm means you can even clear speedbreakers the height of dam walls.The Duster is the first in the segment moving towards smaller SUVs. Renault India is so confident of its product that it is going to export the Indian-made Duster to the UK. At this point the company is not offering a 4×4 system or automatic transmission to the Indian market, though these are on the cards.The Duster’s price is similar to the basic Scorpio’s, but with better technology. At this price, Renault will simply sweep the competition off the floor with its Duster.(Rs 7.99L Ex-showroom Delhi price of Renault Duster’s diesel model)How the competiton stacks upMahindra Scorpio Rs 7.52 lakh*The Scorpio is like SRK. It may be over a decade old, but its popularity is ageless. Over time, it has gotten better and it now packs in cutting-edge technology, such as a micro-hybrid start-stop system, a variant with sixspeed automatic transmission, and goodies such as tyre pressure monitoring system and on-board computer. The Scorpio just got an upgraded mHawk engine that doles out 120ps of power and 290Nm of torque, which ensures its popularity with SUV shoppers. It is a comfortable albeit high vehicle that scores on reliability, a Mahindra, is cheap to service.advertisementTata Safari Rs8.15 lakh*The first SUV to be designed and manufactured in India, the Safari was a revolutionary idea in 1998 when it was launched with a 2.0-litre engine. Many avatars and experiments later, it continues to be a strong player in the SUV segment with a 2.2-litre, diesel engine that produces 140bhp and 320 Nm of torque. The car is well built. A hoot to drive when it works properly, the Safari also has the most comfortable front seats. The top versions are wellequipped – they include a rear entertainment system, parking camera, et al. The Safari represents great value for money and being a Tata can be easily fixed.last_img read more

10 months agoNewcastle boss Benitez retains hope of Almiron deal

first_imgNewcastle boss Benitez retains hope of Almiron dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Rafa Benitez remains hopeful of signing Atlanta attacker Miguel Almiron.However, the Evening Chronicle says the club are also considering a host of back-up options. The Magpies have tracked the Atlanta United attacking-midfielder for the past 18 months, and the club’s head of recruitment Steve Nickson has visited the USA in recent weeks to compile a dossier on the player. Atlanta have stated they want in excess of £20million after Almiron scored 13 goals and provided 11 assists during the 2018 season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

a month agoLiverpool boss Klopp drops Milner contract hint

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp drops Milner contract hintby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has hinted veteran James Milner is in line for a new deal.Milner played a key role in midweek, helping to guide a youthful Liverpool team to a 2-0 win away to MK Dons in the Carabao Cup.Klopp enthused, “Millie is unbelievably important. I have said it a couple of times. He is Mr Professional, that is how he is.“In a game like this against MK Dons, you go there and play with five kids, that is nice and you have six regular first-team players on the pitch. The others didn’t even travel.“There could be a feeling like ‘Oh yes, we play MK Dons – thank you very much boys’, but there is no chance in the team as long as guys like James and Adam [Lallana] are in the team.“From the first moment they give everything. He is a role model for the young boys. What an exceptional career. He looks like he has a few more years in the locker.“Contract situations, we don’t talk about here in this room, but we are really happy with him.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

6 days agoChelsea boss Lampard discusses Pulisic loan exit talk

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard discusses Pulisic loan exit talkby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard is adamant Christian Pulisic will not be allowed to leave on loan in January.The summer arrival has played just ten minutes in the last four Premier League matches. “No,” was Lampard’s reply when asked if Pulisic could be loaned out. “With Christian he’s come to us in a big move, let’s make no mistake about it, and then he’s just turned 21 recently, and we’ve got a competitive squad here. “I said it before the last game, I always have a problem who to pick and people make my decisions in training or how they’re playing, and at the minute with winning four on the bounce I need the edge of staying in the team and keep performing and everyone is the same. “With Christian coming here, we have to protect him for that fact because he’s young. Christian, as with every player in the squad, needs to work hard in training, keep improving in training, see the direction we’re going, be a part of it, and show what you can do on a match day, and all the players are the same there.” last_img read more

Forget Repeating As Champs The Broncos Might Not Make The Playoffs

Forget Repeating As Champs The Broncos Might Not Make The Playoffs

Based on average Elo rating of the division’s teams.Source: And the rest of the AFC West has improved — by leaps and bounds, in some cases. After Week 12 of the 2015 season, the Broncos’ division rivals — the Chiefs, Raiders and San Diego Chargers — had an average Elo rating of 1489, well below the NFL-wide average of 1505. K.C.’s Elo rating ranked seventh in the league, and the Chiefs were five victories into what would eventually be an 11-game winning streak. But the Raiders and Chargers were each in the league’s bottom third, and the AFC West was fourth among the NFL’s eight divisions in overall average Elo.This year’s AFC West, by contrast, easily ranks first in all of football in average Elo. The Chiefs’ Elo rating has improved by 32 points from where it was this time last season, the Chargers’ by 68 points and the Raiders’ by a stunning 139 points — that makes Oakland the league’s second-most-improved team over that span (trailing only the Dallas Cowboys). With an average Elo of 1578, the 2016 AFC West is on pace to be the NFL’s 10th-best division since the league merged with the AFL before the 1970 season. 22007AFC South41608 31984AFC West51600 Rushing offense-1.6-1.82023 Defense+6.6+4.811 Special teams-0.3-1.42526 How the 2015 and 2016 Broncos compare 52014NFC West41588 Passing defense+4.8+5.711 YEARDIVISIONTEAMSAVG. ELO 2015 numbers are for the full season; 2016 numbers are as of Nov. 27.Offensive and defensive EPA won’t necessarily match the sum of rushing and passing EPA on each side of the ball because penalties are tracked in a separate category.Source: ESPN Stats & Information Group 61976AFC Central41583 92008NFC East41581 For most of the season, the Denver Broncos’ bid to repeat as Super Bowl champs looked like it would be relatively smooth sailing. The Broncos opened the season as the best team in the NFL according to FiveThirtyEight’s Elo ratings, and before this weekend, our playoff predictions (which are based on Elo) never gave the team less than a 74 percent chance of making it to the postseason. Going into Sunday night’s game against the division-rival Kansas City Chiefs, Denver had a healthy 76 percent chance of punching a return ticket to the playoffs.But after losing to K.C. when Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos banked in a game winner off the left upright as time expired, Denver unexpectedly finds itself in a precarious situation. The Broncos are in third place in the AFC West, a game behind the Chiefs and two behind the Oakland Raiders, and our model gives Denver only a 54 percent chance of returning to the playoffs. All of a sudden, the Broncos’ title defense is in doubt.How did Denver get into this predicament? For one thing, the team’s quality of play has slipped ever so slightly compared with last season. At this stage of the 2015 season, Denver ranked fourth in the NFL with a 1661 Elo rating, and our model assigned them a 10 percent probability of winning the Super Bowl. This year, despite competing with fewer great teams, the Broncos rank fifth with a 1606 Elo and a 4 percent Super Bowl probability. If they instead sported that 1661 rating from last season, this year’s Broncos would be second in the NFL, nipping at the New England Patriots’ heels for the right to be No. 1.For a while this season, the Broncos’ defense looked like it might be able to keep steady with the all-time great D the team assembled last season, and Denver still has the best defense in football according to expected points added. But like most of history’s dominant defenses, the Broncos’ D has experienced some reversion to the mean, and the team is now getting 4.8 EPA per game out of its defense rather than the 6.6 they got last season. As expected, Denver’s offense has improved under first-year starting QB Trevor Siemian (it would have been hard not to, given how poorly Peyton Manning played last season), but it hasn’t been enough to offset that defensive regression and a drop-off on special-teams after adjusting for strength of schedule.1If you add up Denver’s EPA on offense, defense and special teams, you’ll find that the Broncos have a better per-game point differential this seaon than they did in 2015. (By definition, EPA is designed to add up to a team’s points-per-game differential.) But the Broncos have also played an easier schedule this season; according to’s simple rating system, the 2016 Broncos (+5.4 SRS) are running slightly behind their 2015 form (+5.8) after adjusting for strength of schedule. As a result, the Broncos are no better off now than they were last year. 102016AFC West41578 Passing offense-1.1+2.22720 42004AFC East41590 Rushing defense+2.5-0.5527 Offense-2.6+0.72518 71975AFC Central41581 All of this has conspired to make the Broncos’ bid for a championship repeat far more daunting than it seemed before the season began. Only 12 teams with an Elo rating as high as Denver’s current mark have missed the playoffs since the merger,2Most recently, the 2008 New England Patriots. but right now, it’s basically a tossup as to whether the Broncos will become No. 13. And because the Broncos’ playoff odds would have been much higher if they’d won or tied Sunday night, their playoff fate might end up depending on — of all things — the few inches that determined where Santos’s kick went after glancing off the goalpost in overtime.Check out our latest NFL predictions. Share on Facebook 81970NFC Central41581 EXPECTED PTS ADDED/GAMERANK The NFL’s strongest divisions, 1970-2016 CATEGORY2015201620152016 12013NFC West41624 read more