Ireland’s Eurovision entrant Ryan Dolan has made it through to Saturday night’s final.Ryan, who has strong family including his grandmother from Glenswilly and cousins in Lifford, was one of ten acts chosen tonight to go through. The 27 year old from Strabane put in an amazing performance with his self-penned song ‘Only Love Survives.’Many of Ryan’s family and friends have travelled to Malmo in Sweden for the contest.Ryan was 33/1 going into tonight’s show but those odds must surely now have been slashed.Ryan wore a leather jacket and trousers and looked relaxed and confident as he delivered a great vocal. After the semi-final, Ryan said he was really looking forward to Saturday night’s final.“I was very happy with how things went tonight and I’m delighted we made it through to the final.“We’re there on merit but it’s up to us to make sure we can go one step further and make Ireland proud,” he said. DDTV VIDEO: THEY’RE SINGING WITH JOY IN GLENSWILLY AS RYAN MAKES IT THROUGH TO EUROVISION FINAL was last modified: May 14th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:Eurovision Song ContestRyan Dolan
Let’s be clear: these players aren’t flops (okay, some are).They are all worth a lot of money, but over the course of the season it’s fair to say their transfer values have dropped.They are bargains in the loosest sense. 4. Luke Shaw – Shaw didnt seem to have a great season under Jose Mourinho and has been linked with a move away from the club. He may stay and fight for his place in the first team and show his manager he does have the right mentality, but if there is interest in the left-back then a club is likely to pick him up for a few million pounds less than the £27m the club spent on him in 2014. 5. Moussa Sissoko – Sissoko joined Tottenham for £30m in the summer of 2016, but he only started eight Premier League games and when you dont even start against Millwall then the future doesnt look good. No one in their right mind would pay half of what Spurs shelled out last season, would they? Maybe it will get better for him in the difficult second season, but along with Claudio Bravo was a bit of a joke to many. 7 2. Riyad Mahrez – At the end of the 2015/16 season, Player of the Year Mahrez would have cost any club an awful lot of money. He was superb as Leicester won the Premier League and he scored 17 goals as well creating 11. Anything less than a £35m offer would have been deemed ridiculous, but now he wants out following the clubs underwhelming season (yes, they reached the Champions League quarter-finals) in what was a very poor title defence. 3. Wilfried Bony – Bonys value has plummeted since his £25m move to Man City in 2015. He played very infrequently and spent the recent season on loan at Stoke where he also lost his place in the starting line-up. Jon Walters, Mame Biram Diouf, Peter Crouch and Saido Berahino are all ahead of him in the first team and Bony even suggested manager Mark Hughes is not playing him to p*** him off or maybe youre just not that good, mate. 7 7 7 1. Claudio Bravo – Man City fans wont shed a tear if Bravo, who arrived from Barcelona in a £17m transfer in 2016, is sold when the summer transfer window opens again. Here is a player who receives sarcastic applause when he actually makes a save and, at 34 years old, if he is sold then the club are unlikely to get anywhere what they paid for him. 6. Daniel Sturridge – Sturridges stock has plummeted so far that even West Ham are wondering if they can sign him. This is a striker who has played at the very top level; he was part of the Chelsea title winning squad in 2010 and the Champions League victors in 2012, while he formed a deadly partnership with Luis Suarez at Liverpool. Injuries have not helped and it now looks like manager Jurgen Klopp will offload him in the summer. When hes at his best, hes too good to sit on the bench. 7 7 7 7. Granit Xhaka – He’s not going anywhere in the summer, but hes not worth £35m now, is he? The fact Arsenal paid the amount for the midfielder last summer excited a lot of fans he was the man to add a bit of bite and steel in the centre. His indiscipline meant manager Arsene Wenger was forced to do without him on a number of occasions thanks to two red cards and five bookings. Hes certainly not a flop, but just doesnt seem to be worth what was spent.
ORGANISED gangs of shoplifters have targeted County Donegal.Business owners and their staff are being warned that the criminal gangs arrived in the county earlier this week.Most of them are in Letterkenny and have swarmed on businesses in the busy retail park area of the town in recent days. Gardai have made a number of arrests and recovered goods for shop owners.However we understand this is just the ‘tip of the iceberg’ and more members of the gang – which is from outside Donegal – will be ‘operating’ again in Letterkenny today.“They are swarming around the place,” said one local business owner who contacted Donegal Daily.“I would advise my colleagues and their staff to be extremely cautious over the weekend and again next week. “Staff need to be more alert.”He said shoplifting in the town is ‘fairly rare’ but that it has ‘mushroomed in the past few days.’The business owner added: “I just wanted to make sure that business owners are aware that this is happening. I know most of them are up to speed already and some items have been recovered and arrests made.”The alert comes just 48 hours after a warning that members of the same gang are pickpocketing shoppers in the town. REVEALED: SHOPLIFTING GANGS ON DONEGAL THEFT SPREE was last modified: August 10th, 2013 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:crime warningDonegal DailyDonegal Newsletterkennyshoplifters
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture Charlie McConalogue TD has called for tomorrow’s deadline for applications to the 2018 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) to be extended.Deputy McConalogue made the call in light of the fact that this year is the first in which BPS applications must be made online.The Inishowen TD said “Consideration must be given by the Department to the fact that this is the first year that BPS applications must be made online. “Consideration also needs to be taken of the recent pressures placed on farming families as a result of the fodder crisis which may also have prevented some farmers from focusing on making their application until now.“The EU Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan has already confirmed that there is flexibility for Member States in extending the deadline for applications. Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed should make use of this flexibility and extend the deadline for at least one week. This will give any farmers that have not made their application some breathing space to get their applications in order.“Considering that direct payments are a vital source of income for Irish farmers, making up 75% of farm incomes, the prudent thing is to extend the deadline.”Application deadline for Basic Payment Scheme should be extended – McConalogue was last modified: May 14th, 2018 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)
Joey Barton’s 12-match ban has inevitably led to fresh speculation about his future.The Daily Mirror say he is facing the sack by QPR and is considering appealing against the FA’s punishment.The Daily Star also suggest Barton will lodge an appeal which, if unsuccessful, could result in the player’s ban being extended to 14 matches.Wednesday’s QPR quiz: Bad boy BartonDoes Barton deserve to be sacked by QPR? Click here to voteSee also: Hughes to respond to Barton verdictQPR legend urges club to sack BartonFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Click here if you are having trouble viewing the slideshow on a mobile device.ST. LOUIS — It didn’t take long for the Giants’ vision of a miracle run to the postseason to blur.With a 1-6 homestand against a pair of division foes, the Diamondbacks and Padres, the Giants turned from a team that saw a path to a Wild Card spot into a club that needs binoculars to keep the National League’s playoff contenders within their line of vision.The Giants came face-to-face with the first-place St. …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In the quest for high corn yields, considerable attention has been given to increasing various inputs, including seeding rates and fertilizers, narrowing row spacing, and making preventative applications of foliar fungicides, growth regulators and biological stimulants. However, the significant drop in crop net returns that’s occurred in recent years warrants developing strategies to lower input costs. An input that might have paid for itself with $5.50 per bushel corn may not at $3.75 per bushel corn. A practical and economic approach to achieving high yields is to follow proven cultural practices that enhance corn performance.Eleven proven practices for increasing corn yields and profitsKnow the yield potential of your fields, their yield history, and the soil type and its productivity.Choose high yielding, adapted hybrids. Pick hybrids that have produced consistently high yields across a number of locations or years. Select hybrids with high ratings for foliar and stalk rot diseases when planting no-till or with reduced tillage, especially after corn. Select high yielding Bt rootworm resistant hybrids where is potential for the western corn rootworm damage.Follow pest management practices that will provide effective, timely pest control – especially weed control.Aim to complete planting by May 10. If soil conditions are dry, begin planting before the optimum date but avoid early planting on poorly drained soils. If planting late (after May 25 in central Ohio) plant corn borer resistant Bt hybrids.Follow practices that will enhance stand establishment. Adjust seeding depth according to soil conditions and monitor planting depth periodically during the planting operation and adjust for varying soil conditions. Make sure the planter is in good working order. Inspect and adjust the planter to improve stand establishment. Operate planters at speeds that will optimize seed placement. Uneven emergence affects crop performance because late emerging plants cannot compete with larger, early emerging plants.Follow appropriate seeding rate recommendations. Final plant populations of 31 -33,000 plants/A are adequate for most production environments. Final populations of 23-24,000 plants/A are usually adequate for low yield, droughty soils.Supply the most economical rate of nitrogen. Consider side-dressing and using an application method that will minimize the potential loss of N (incorporation/injection, stabilizers under high risk applications, etc.).Utilize soil testing to adjust pH and guide P and K fertilization. Avoid unnecessary P and K application. High soil tests do not require additional inputs.Perform tillage operations only when necessary and under proper soil conditions. Deep tillage should only be performed when a compacted zone is detected and soil conditions are dry (usually late summer).Take advantage of crop rotation – corn grown after soybeans will typically yield 10-15% more than corn grown after corn.Monitor fields and troubleshoot yield limiting factors throughout the seasonThese are by no means the only management practices with which growers need to be concerned but they are keys to achieving high corn yields.
Booths to Check OutImage via Blackmagic Design.Blackmagic DesignFresh off their recent announcement of Blackmagic RAW and the stellar URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2, Blackmagic is something to keep your eye on. Although there probably won’t be any major announcements, it’ll still be worth attending to see what the future holds for their superior products. Last year, they unveiled their massive DaVinci Resolve update (15). We’ll see what they do this year. Check out our coverage on their recent releases below:Blackmagic Design Announces the New URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2Blackmagic RAW Added to the BMPCC4K with Blackmagic Camera Update 6.2Location: SL5916 — South Hall (Lower)SonyThis is it folks. The moment we’ve all been waiting for — literally — years. Will Sony finally announce the new Sony a7sIII? We will see. Regardless, if they announce the new camera or not, it’s always interesting to see what they have up their sleeve. This is what their website divulges about NAB this year:Stop by our Exhibit C11001, April 8th — 11th, and discover how we’re driving efficiencies, streamlining workflows, and cutting capital expenses — all without sacrificing quality. Our portfolio of integrated Intelligent Media Services is designed to transform traditional media supply chains and unlock more value from your content. And, you’ll learn how our portfolio of products and services will transform the way you acquire, move, share, archive, manage, distribute, and monetize your content as never before, across an unprecedented range of platforms.*insert shrug emojiLocation: C11001 — Central HallAputureImage via Aputure.Just in time for NAB, our favorite lighting company always seems to raise the bar. Last year it was the RGB panel light, a Light Dome upgrade, and an upgrade to their beloved 120D. This year will most likely continue their winning streak, after releasing consumer-friendly, pro-level quality, lighting equipment.Location: C6513 — Central HallCheck Us out and Win a CameraCome see us! We’ll have a booth this year, and we would love for you to stop by. There will be a giveaway for a Sony a7II Mirrorless Camera!Location: C3333 — Central HallCover image via Mauromod.Looking for more filmmaking and video production? Check out these articles.SXSW Panel: How to Get People to Care About Your Film7 Master Cinematography Techniques from Iconic DirectorsThe Secrets Behind Apollo 11’s Success Are a Story All Their OwnInsights into the Cinematography of the Award-Winning Doc-Series “Tales By Light”Industry Interview: The Composers Behind American Gods With NAB right around the corner, here’s everything you need to know, options you didn’t know you had, and where to find it all.Are you going to Vegas this year? If so, it really helps to know your way around. At the very least, you need to know where your destinations are. With all your favorite brands announcing and showcasing their upcoming releases, it’s important to come prepared and know what to look for. So, we’ve rounded up some of the key panels, booths, and events you’ll want to attend. If you’re not going to NAB this year, make sure to stay tuned to our blog as we cover the event throughout the week.Matthew LibatiqueImage via Warner Bros.Join director of photography Matthew Libatique, ASC, in a conversation about his exceptionally varied and inventive body of work, including: A Star is Born, Iron Man, and Black Swan. The two-time Oscar nominee will discuss his approach to lighting, color, and the musical feel to his camera movement, which simultaneously enhances and maintains narrative flow.Date and Time: Monday, April 8 @ 3:30 PM – 4:30 PMLocation: S222/S223After Effects Essentials for Video EditorsTake your editing skills to the next step, using simple After Effects tools. Learn how to export your timeline from different NLEs while keeping your edits intact. Use After Effects’s wide array of tools to finish and upgrade your edit for a polished look. You’ll learn how to work with type, masks and keys, color techniques, tracking, and a handful of effects.Date and Time: Saturday, April 6 @ 12 PM – 3:00 PMLocation: S230 Editing Into The Spider-VerseImage via Sony Pictures.The editing team behind the Academy Award-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will talk with moderator Norman Hollyn about the mysterious art of animation editing, shining a light on editors’ (often invisible) contributions. Join award-winning editor Robert Fisher, Jr. and his first assistant Sarah Cole for a discussion on their roles in creating the Spider-Verse.Date and Time: Monday, April 8 @ 10:45 AM – 11:45 AMLocation: S222/S223In-Depth: Mastering Color in Adobe Premiere ProThis in-depth session will cover basic and advanced color correction techniques in Adobe Premiere Pro. Attendees will learn how to use the Essential Color workspace — how to properly balance an image, correct problem media, color match clips in a sequence, and apply stylistic looks. This session digs deep into the power of the Lumetri color panel, not just showing what each control and slider does but also when, why, and how best to use them.Date and Time: Monday, April 6 @ 3:30 PM – 6:30 PMLocation: S228DP Track: Advanced Camera Techniques: Cameras, Crew, and On-Set WorkflowsExpand your knowledge to successfully handle larger, more professional productions with bigger camera setups in this full-day immersive course. You’ll learn everything from setting up your camera (from studio to handheld rigs) to the roles of crew members on a professional set, troubleshooting in the field, and the technical terms necessary to work on any size project. In addition, the class discusses the best ways to tackle the most common questions about technical specs prior to your shoot.Date and Time: Saturday, April 6 @ 9:30AM – 7:15PMLocation: S227Keynote Address: The Making of Apollo 11 by Todd Douglas MillerImage via NEON.Filmmaker Todd Douglas Miller will deliver this year’s Future of Cinema Conference keynote address, offering his perspective on the making of Apollo 11. This documentary is made up of pristine, unprocessed, never-before-seen 65 mm footage, recently discovered in the National Archives. Not to mention, 11,000 hours of uncatalogued NASA audio recordings. Furthermore, Miller and his team went about digitizing the raw material, creating an 8K transfer that the director has deemed “the highest quality digital collection of Apollo 11 footage in existence.”Date and Time: Saturday, April 6 @ 9:10 AM – 9:55 AMLocation: S222/S223 Location: S222/S223 Cinematography at Scale: The Impact of Massively Multiplayer Games on Cinema and Entertainment Gaming and eSports are starting to overtake traditional sports in viewership and revenue. Massive stadia. Millions of people viewing tournaments online. And, it’s growing year after year. How is gaming impacting entertainment? What lies ahead for this rapidly growing medium? What advances from the game world are feeding back into traditional channels? Where does eSports need improvement in order to raise the quality of broadcast? This session will discuss some major aspects of this space and what this means for cinema and entertainment.Date and Time: Saturday, April 6 @ 2:15 PM – 3:05 PM ASC 100th Anniversary: Full Circle — Past, Present, and Future of CinematographyThere’s not much info on this event, but come on! This sounds awesome. Speakers and panelists include Bill Bennett, Sam Nicholson, and David Stump. Anybody interested in cinematography? Are you currently a working cinematographer? Either way, you will most likely enjoy this optimistic look at the past and future of film.Date and Time: Wednesday, April 10 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PMLocation: N4
A court in Gujarat on Wednesday sentenced Patidar quota leader Hardik Patel and his aides, Lalji Patel and A.K. Patel, to two-year imprisonment in a rioting case.The Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader and his aides were found guilty of rioting, arson, damage to property and unlawful assembly when they attacked BJP legislator Rushikesh Patel’s office in Visnagar on July 23, 2015 during the quota stir that rocked the State. The three have also been fined Rs 50,000 each. The court, however, granted bail to them with a direction that they will have to file an appeal in the Gujarat High Court within a month. In a complaint lodged against 18 persons, Hardik had been named as key accused as he led a rally of a group of around 500 people from the Patel community that turned violent, resulting in damage to property and assault on some media persons..
A hardcore criminal, Siva Shankar Panigrahi alias Jitu Kana, was nabbed after an exchange of fire with police at the Purunagada bypass near Jeypore in Odisha’s Koraput district on Tuesday.According to the police, a countrymade revolver along with live ammunition was seized from him. No one was injured in the incident although Panigrahi fired two rounds at the police.Acting on a tip-off, a police team tracked down Panigrahi and his associate near the bypass around 4.45 a.m. The duo was travelling on a motorbike. In a bid to escape they fired at the police. While Panigrahi was nabbed, his accomplice managed to escape. Panigrahi is named in a number of criminal cases. He was among the dacoits who had managed to escape following an exchange of fire with the police at Gopabandhu Nagar in Jeypore on August 18.