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Donegal Daily’s new business directory


first_imgDonegal Daily has set up a list of the top businesses across the north-west to give our 55,000 daily readers an opportunity to view these businesses.Click here to view Donegal Daily’s new business directory.Only five business are being published under each category which gives businesses even more access to the huge followers and potential customers that we have. We are adding new categories and businesses everyday and will be the ‘go to’ place to find any sales or service in the north west.If you would like your business listed on Donegal’s biggest news website contact Hugh today on 087 164 1160 OR [email protected] Daily’s new business directory was last modified: August 2nd, 2016 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:business directoryDonegal Dailysales & serviceslast_img read more


DD BOOKS: ENDURANCE, THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE AND TIMES OF EMIL ZÁTOPEK


first_imgDD BOOKS: Endurance: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Emil Zátopek by Rick Broadbent published by Wisden Sports Writing (Hardback) €22.50.This is an excellent biography by The Times former athletics correspondent Rick Broadbent.It is thoroughly researched and a brilliant insight into the life of Emil Zátopek – a story that goes beyond his Olympic Gold medals. In the summer of 1952 Emil Zatopek became the king of the running world with an unprecedented distance treble at the Olympic Games in Helsinki.Together with his wife Dana, who won another gold medal in the javelin, they were the embodiment of sporting romance.Born on the same day, they were champions on the same day too.Yet in 1968 this affable but eccentric Czech solider was betrayed by his Communist paymasters and cast out into wilderness. Hidden from world view, monitored by the secret police and forced to live in a caravan in mining country, he became the invisible hero.‘Endurance’ is the first biography to document the remarkable rise, fall and rehabilitation of a man voted the ‘greatest runner of all time’ by ‘Runner’s World’ in 2013.From a lowly factory worker, “the Czech Locomotive” became a global hero.The biography looks at Zátopek’s time living under the Communist regime as well as his running achievements.From the rank of lieutenant colonel to being exiled and forced to work as a manual labourer in uranium mines, this is a fascinating and uplifting read of a great sporting hero. Due to extensive access to those involved, including Dana herself, the award-winning author has written a vivid history involving blood and guns and a love that sustained the cruellest twists of fate.DD BOOKS: ENDURANCE, THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE AND TIMES OF EMIL ZÁTOPEK was last modified: June 22nd, 2016 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:Endurance: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Emil ZátopekRick Broadbentlast_img read more


Spring warm-up: How does 2018 soil temperature compare?


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The calendar says it’s time for spring field activity in Ohio and farmers are eager to prep fields and plant this year’s crops. However, average temperatures across Ohio have remained cooler than usual with the previous 30-day period (March 16 – April 15, 2018) running 2 to 6 degrees Fahrenheit below normal (based on 1981-2010). Combined with precipitation up to twice the normal amount in some areas, the weather is certainly not cooperating with ideas of an early jump on planting.Late last week, Ohio experienced a strong warm up in air temperatures, which definitely warmed the first few inches of the soil surface (see “OARDC Branch Station Two Inch Soil Temperatures by Greg LaBarge). But how do the present conditions compare with the long-term mean? Figure 1 shows two-inch soil temperatures (Fahrenheit) for selected OARDC Weather System (http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/weather1/) stations from around Ohio. These soil temperatures are based on the weekly average for April 9-15, 2018. In addition, a long-term mean for the same 7-day period for 2000-2017 was calculated, and the differences between 2018 and the long-term mean are also displayed for each station.Figure 1 is predictably showing the coolest soil temperatures across northern Ohio with the warmest soil temperatures just above 50 degrees Fahrenheit for the southern stations at Piketon and Jackson. Of course, soil temperatures can vary considerably based on soil type (e.g., sandy vs. clay) and other factors. Compared to the long-term mean (2000-2017), both two-inch and four-inch (not included in Fig. 1) soil temperatures are running 2-7 degrees colder than the long-term mean. In fact, for all stations analyzed, 2018 ranks within the top 5 coldest average 2” soil temperatures for this same period in April. This is consistent with the cooler-than-normal air temperatures that have recently impacted Ohio.Making the decision to plant into cold soils can increase the risk of slow emergence and uneven stands, since both corn and soybean seeds germinate more slowly in cooler soils. Corn seedling injury due to imbibitional chilling may occur when soil temperatures fall below 50 degrees F. For this reason, it is important to look at the next 24-36 hours to determine the risk of soil temperatures dropping below that threshold. Soybean seeds absorb water more quickly than corn and as a result the risk of injury is greatest close to planting. Because of this, the 24 hours following planting are critical.Soil temperatures are an important variable that you should consider to when making the decision to head to the field. With all the pressure to get started planting, it is important to take the time to be sure you are setting your 2018 crop up for success.Figure 1. Average soil temperatures at 2” for April 9-15, 2018 and differences compared to a long-term (2000-2017) mean for selected OARDC Weather System stations. Each station’s 2018 ranking compared to the full period is included inside the star location icon.last_img read more


Paes, Stepanek enter US Open men’s doubles final


first_imgLeander Paes put himself in contention for a third US Open men’s doubles title after the Indian and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek entered the final following their rivals’ injury-forced exit from the semifinals here.Fifth seeds Paes and Stepanek were tied 5-5 in the first set when their sixth-seeded rivals Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez of Spain retired due to injury.The match was halted when Lopez received a lengthy medical timeout due to a calf injury. Two games later, Lopez gestured that he would be unable to continue before limping off the court.The Indian offered his sympathies to Lopez at the end of the proceedings.”I wish Marc all the best because both he and Marcel are great guys,” said Paes afterwards.”This is our livelihood and we come out to work hard and put on a show for you guys, so he definitely deserves respect.”The Indian-Czech team grabbed an early break on Lopez’s serve to lead 2-1 after Stepanek fired a volley at Granollers.Even though the Spanish team had fewer opportunities, they made the most of them. A nine deuce game on Lopez’s next service outing at 2-4 resulted in six missed break point opportunities for Paes and Stepanek.Meanwhile, the fifth seeds converted the lone break point chance they had in the very next game. That levelled the set at 4-4 when Paes dumped a backhand volley into the net.Lopez called the trainer at 5-5, 15-15 to address his calf injury that had begun to affect his movement.He managed to stave off two break points and hold serve, but Paes began hitting drop shots and Lopez was unable to even run for them. When Paes held serve to send the match into a tiebreak, Lopez told his partner that he would be unable to continue.Paes has won two US Open men’s doubles title in 2006 (with Martin Damm) and 2009 (with Lukas Dlouhy), as well as a mixed doubles title in 2008 (with Cara Black).He and Stepanek will play the winner of the semifinal between second seeds Bob and Mike Bryan of the USA, and ninth seeds seeds Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands and Aisam Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan.advertisementlast_img read more


Behind LaMarcus Aldridge’s career-best 56, Spurs outlast Thunder in 2OT


first_imgView comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LaMarcus Aldridge scored a career-high 56 points and the Spurs overcame Russell Westbrook’s triple-double to outlast the Oklahoma City Thunder 154-147 in double-overtime.“He carried us,” Spurs point guard Derrick White said. “It was fun to watch.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsSan Antonio set a franchise record by making its first 14 3-pointers and was 16 of 19 overall from deep, but it still needed two overtime periods to topple Oklahoma City, in part because Westbrook had 24 points, 24 assists and 13 rebounds.Aldridge had seven points in the second overtime and White added four points, a steal and a critical block of Jerami Grant at the rim with San Antonio up 148-144 with less than two minutes remaining. White finished with 23 points and Marco Belinelli made all five of his 3-point attempts while scoring 19 points for the Spurs, who have won seven straight at home. San Antonio Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge (12) stands next to DeMar DeRozan during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 154-147 in double overtime. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO— The Spurs started hotter than ever from 3-point range Thursday night.When that wasn’t enough to put away the Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio got the extra push it needed from its big man in the middle.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ONE Championship looks to make MMA splash in States The Thunder lost their seventh straight in San Antonio despite Westbrook’s huge game. George scored 30 points, and Grant added 25 points and 12 rebounds but fouled out with 25 seconds remaining in the second overtime.Westbrook had only three turnovers in 50 minutes.“I take a lot of pride (in triple-doubles),” Westbrook said. “I do other things that impact winning, impact the team and then I feel like I’m the best at all those other things. So, I do it every night.”Oklahoma City entered the game having held opponents to 33.3 percent shooting from 3-point range, the third-lowest in the league, but the Thunder couldn’t contain San Antonio early.Belinelli made three consecutive 3-pointers in less than a minute in the opening quarter, and the Spurs made all 10 of their 3s in the first half to build a 16-point lead.Oklahoma City rallied and tied it at 114 with six minutes remaining in regulation when Steven Adams made consecutive follows off misses by Westbrook. Adams limped off the court with an ankle injury with 5 1/2 minutes remaining and didn’t return for the close of regulation but did play in both overtime periods.Aldridge scored eight consecutive points with Adams out, but consecutive 3-pointers by Terrance Ferguson tied it again at 126. After the Spurs essentially abandoned the 3-pointer after their hot start, White drained a 3 to put San Antonio up 129-126.With the Spurs up 130-128, Belinelli had the ball stolen at midcourt, leading to a tying layup by Grant with 5.6 seconds left. DeMar DeRozan missed a jumper at the close of regulation.DeRozan missed another jumper with 0.3 seconds left in the first extra period and the Thunder could not put up a shot at the buzzer as White tipped the inbounds pass from Westbrook.DeRozan finished with 16 points and 11 assists, but shot 7 for 22 from the field. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TIP-INSThunder: San Antonio’s 16 3-pointers tied the most Oklahoma City has allowed this season, which came Nov. 19 at Sacramento. … The Thunder’s last win in San Antonio was Dec. 25, 2014.Spurs: Aldridge has 17,758 career points, passing Magic Johnson for 78th on the NBA’s career list. … The Spurs’ previous high for 3-pointers to start a game was 11 against Sacramento in 2002.UP NEXTThunder: Host San Antonio on Saturday night.Spurs: At Oklahoma City on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño “He’s been a beast all year long,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said of Aldridge. “He anchors us at both ends of the floor. He did it last year, and he’s doing it this year, too. He’s just been fantastic. Obviously, he had a great night.”Aldridge was 20 for 33 from the field and 16 for 16 on free throws in surpassing his previous career high of 45 points, which he set against Utah on March 23, 2018.“I was just complaining about (not scoring 50 points) like two weeks ago,” Aldridge said. “That I feel like it should have happened in my career.”The Spurs have won six of seven and 14 of 18 to close within a game of the Thunder for third place in the Western Conference.“For it to go down to the wire with a team that’s hot like that, we have a lot to take away for us, for how we played,” Oklahoma City forward Paul George said.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIESlast_img read more




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