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Manchester United star Juan Mata targets title challenge and a trophy win this season

first_imgManchester United midfielder Juan Mata believes the club must challenge for the Premier League title this season after two disappointing campaigns.Since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure, the Red Devils have finished seventh and fourth in the English top-flight, well below the usual expectation of the side.And Mata believes the Old Trafford faithful deserve to see the side battling for top spot, as well as winning a trophy.“Last season the important thing was to get into the Champions League,” he said.“Now we need to do one more step forward and try to fight for the title because it is what this club means, fighting for and winning trophies.“This season we want to win an important trophy. We feel it is what the fans deserve.” Juan Mata 1last_img read more

Why Daniel and Majella’s first USA road trip was simply ‘gas’!

first_imgDaniel and Majella O’Donnell had a whale of a time on the first episode of their US Road Trip series.Viewers enjoyed the adventures just as much as the O’Donnell did when the new series aired on RTE last night.Sunday’s programme saw the celebrity couple beginning their trip deep through the Mid-West of America. The ever-game couple embraced a number of exciting adventures in Milwaukee and Wisconsin. But one particular activity left viewers in absolute stitches.Daniel and Majella got suited up to head out on the lakes with the Mad City Water Ski Team. Poor Daniel had to overcome his fear of water, but Majella’s experience was simply ‘gas’.“I’m full of wind I’m so nervous,” she warned, as she climbed on the shoulders of a big burly waterskier.Viewers lost it when Majella let out a surprise! https://twitter.com/Kiks31/status/1104863805115416576Oh my god thought I was going to die laughing between majella farting and Daniel face , the smoke alarm being used as a timer ,perfect viewing on a Sunday can’t wait to see next week , fun!!! #DanielandMajella— laurapierce (@mogerley) March 11, 2019It seemed that toilet humour was the theme of the day.Daniel and Majella also visited superfan Helen Lynne, whose home is packed with Daniel merchandise.There were so many Daniel faces throughout her home, but nobody expected to see his photo on the toilet seat cover!Daniel’s reaction was priceless: “Aw holy God,” he exclaimed.“That is a sight.”“Oh ho!”“I’d never expected to see myself on a toilet seat.” Viewers enjoyed all the fun and fandom of the feel-good episode. Online commenters were full of praise for Daniel and Majella’s enthusiasm for every activity.#DanielandMajellaUSARoadTrip @RTEOne Glued to Daniel & Majella’s USA Road Trip on RTÉ. What a wonderful down to earth couple!! A great adventure & super production!! Can’t wait for the next episode 😀.— Ger (@GerGerfaf) March 10, 2019Anyone else enjoying the complete break from reality that is Daniel and Majella’s roadtrip? Don’t like his music but I love how grounded he and Majella are. TV Gold ✨✨✨— Bláth McDonnell (@BlathMcD) March 10, 2019https://twitter.com/orlaghmcclinton/status/1104869527354048512The good news is that they’ll be back again next week for some Halloween themed antics!Why Daniel and Majella’s first USA road trip was simply ‘gas’! was last modified: March 11th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:daniel o donnellMajella O’ DonnellTVusa road triplast_img read more

NCGA announces 2015 yield contest results

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Improved seed varieties, advanced production techniques and innovative growing practices helped corn growers achieve ever-higher yields in the National Corn Growers Association 2015 National Corn Yield Contest. Entrants continued to far surpass the national average corn yield, setting a contest record with a new all-time high yield of just over 532 bushels per acre. Additionally, a record five national entries surpassed the 400-plus bushel per acre mark.“The contest does more than just provide farmers an opportunity for friendly competition; it generates information that shapes future production practices across the industry,” said Brent Hostetler, chairman of NCGA’s Production and Stewardship Action Team. “The techniques contest winners first develop grow into broad advances that help farmers across the country excel in a variety of situations.  Our contest emphasizes how innovation, from growers and technology providers alike, enables us to meet the growing demand for food, feed, fuel and fiber.”The National Corn Yield Contest is now in its 51st year and remains NCGA’s most popular program for members. Participation in the contest remained strong in 2015, with 7,729 entries received.The 18 winners in six production categories had verified yields averaging more than 386.4 bushels per acre, compared to the projected national average of 169.3 bushels per acre in 2015. While there is no overall contest winner, yields from first, second and third place farmers overall production categories topped out at 532.0271 from David Hula of Charles City, VA with Pioneer P1197AM.“The National Corn Yield Contest drives so many corn farmers to initially join NCGA,” said Patty Mann, chairwoman of NCGA’s Grower Services Action Team. “While they may initially join to gain contest entry, these members become increasingly involved and supportive as they learn more about the breadth of activities NCGA carries out on farmers’ behalf. Just as the contest promotes the on-farm techniques developed by many single growers to benefit all corn farmers, NCGA’s grassroots efforts join the single voices of members together to create positive change and real opportunities for our industry.”In the Non-Irrigated Category, the top Ohio yield was from Adam Smith of North Fairfield with 289.5824 bushels with DEKALB DKC64-89RIB. Ohio’s second highest yield in the category was from Nathan Smith from Marion with 289.1934 bushels with Channel 213-59STXRIB and the third place yield was from Fred Penick from Hebron with 277.9642 with Channel 209-51VT2PRIB.In the No-Till/Strip-Till Non-Irrigated Category, the Ohio winners were James Jacobs of Bloomingburg with 276.9825 bushels with Seed Consultants SCS 10HR43; Chris Waymire of Yellow Springs with 268.0480 bushels with DEKALB DKC63-33RIB; and Dale Stewart of Springfield with 256.2333 bushels with DEKALB DKC62-77RIB.In the No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated Category, Ohio winners were Mike Funderburgh of North Lewisburg with 266.4969 bushels with Pioneer P1197AMTM; Jim Motycka of Napoleon with 257.8354 bushels with Pioneer P0825AMXTTM; and Matt MIlless of Amanda with 254.8025 bushels with Seed Consultants 1135.In the Irrigated Category, Ohio winners were Matthew Funderburgh of North Lewisburg had 266.2018 bushels with Pioneer P119AMXTTM; Byron Gearhart from Chillicothe had 253.3042 bushels with AgriGold A6559 VTPRIB; and Dan Watchman of Napoleon had 249.4837 bushels with Seed Consultants 1125AMX.For more than half of a century, NCGA’s National Corn Yield Contest has provided corn growers the opportunity to compete with their colleagues to grow the most corn per acre. This has given participants not only the recognition they deserved, but the opportunity to learn from their peers.Winners receive national recognition in publications such as the NCYC Corn Yield Guide, as well as cash trips or other awards from participating sponsoring seed, chemical and crop protection companies. In New Orleans, during the 2016 Commodity Classic, winners will be honored during the NCGA Awards Banquet and the NCYC State Winners Breakfast.Please visit National Corn Growers Association website www.ncga.com for the complete list of National and State winners.last_img read more

WATCH: LeBron, Melo, KD clash in star-studded pickup game

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Man I need some run!! Where y’all hooping at?? Off season please hurry up and end, I have basketball Jones!!— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 9, 2017“The King” got his wish granted on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) as he hopped on his private jet and played in a glorified pick-up game in Life Time Athletic at Sky in New York City.As seen in now viral Instagram posts, LeBron put in some off-season work and played a scrimmage with fellow All-Stars Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding “Man I need some run!! Where y’all hooping at?? Off season please hurry up and end, I have basketball Jones!!,” he wrote last week. His Cleveland Cavaliers  teammates JR Smith and Dahntay Jones were present as well, along with Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter, among others.A source who watched the spirited game told ESPN that James played for two hours, then casually flew back to Ohio to attend a LeBron James Family Foundation function.“He just has a love for basketball,” the source described James, adding that he might even organize another pickup game in Los Angeles, California, in the coming weeks.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:LeBron calls for love, unity before taking swipe at Trump SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Read Next View comments SEA Games: Archery instructor collects bronze in men’s compound Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago The 2017-2018 NBA season is still a good two months away, but LeBron James is already itching for some hardwood action.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe four-time NBA Most Valuable Player recently made known on Twitter his desire to return to the court after a lengthy off season.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

Duterte hands out cash incentives to 2017 SEA Games medalists

first_imgRead Next Presidential Adviser for Sports Dennis Uy also gave an additional P50,000 for the gold medalists, P30,000 for the silver medalists, and P10,000 for the bronze medalists.Aside from cash incentives, the medal-winning athletes received presidential citations.Philippine Sports Commission President Butch Ramirez and Philippine Olympic Committee President Peping Cojuangco were present during the event. President Rodrigo Duterte awarded Wednesday medals and cash incentives to the Filipino medalists in the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  The incentives for the medal-winning athletes and the coaches were based on Republic Act 10699 or the National Athletes and Coaches Benefits and Incentives Act.For team sports with less than five participants per team, the law said the team shall receive the same cash incentives for individual medal winners.For competitions with five or more participants per team, the law said each team member shall receive twenty-five percent (25%) of the cash incentives for individual medal winners.P18,037,500 was given to the athletes while a P7,181,250 were awarded to the coaches.ADVERTISEMENT UAAP Season 80: Ateneo asserts might over UP Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The Philippines bagged 121 medals, including 29 golds, to finish sixth overall in the 11-country regional sporting meet.The gold medalists received P300,000, silver winners got P150,000 and bronze medalists took home P60,000.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Filipino Olympian and Sea Games gold medalist Mary Joy Tabal shows her medal to #PresidentDuterte. pic.twitter.com/1Gh9yNoxcP— Nestor Corrales (@NCorralesINQ) September 13, 2017 View commentscenter_img Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad last_img read more

16 days ago​BVB, PSG challenge Arsenal for Celtic whizkid Dembele

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​BVB, PSG challenge Arsenal for Celtic whizkid Dembeleby Ansser Sadiq16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBorussia Dortmund are joining Arsenal in the race to sign Karamoko Dembele from Celtic.The 16-year-old has become one the hottest properties in Europe over the past few months.The Sunclaims that Arsenal boss Unai Emery is a huge fan of Dembele and wants to add him to the squad.But it appears that he will have competition. PSG are interested, while Bild reports that Borussia Dortmund are “hot” for the youngster as well.Dembele has not played this season for the Celtic first team, but is rated very highly by everyone in the game. last_img read more

16 days agoEx-Tottenham goalkeeper Jordan Archer training with Aston Villa

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Tottenham goalkeeper Jordan Archer training with Aston Villaby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Tottenham goalkeeper Jordan Archer is training with Aston Villa.He is seeking a new club after departing Millwall in the summer, says the Daily Mail.Archer was released by the Lions at the end of the last campaign and would be an experienced option for a number of clubs, having clocked up more than 200 senior appearances in his career.The 26-year-old will work with Villa goalkeeping coach Neil Cutler and the ‘keepers who have not departed on international duty, Orjan Nyland and Jed Steer, as well as the rest of the squad who have remained at the club’s Bodymoor Heath training ground.Archer started his career at Tottenham but never made a senior appearance for the club. He joined Millwall permanently in 2015, following a successful loan spell, and made more than 150 appearances for the Lions. last_img read more

4 days ago​Chelsea manager Lampard: Young team are learning every game

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Chelsea manager Lampard: Young team are learning every gameby Freddie Taylor4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard believes his players are constantly learning from each match.The Blues endured a rocky start to the season, but have since stabilised and shown a level of consistency that was missing from previous displays.Now they face off against Ajax in the Champions League group stages. “Yes, yes it is [a tight group],” said the Chelsea boss to reporters. “We got a good result in Lille which changes the face of it slightly. Now, these two games against Ajax are really big. They have been such a strong team, they’ve got points on the board and they will give us a problem.”In terms of the atmosphere in the stadium, they are going to be strong. The movement and the way they play football is going to be a big test for us. We go there relatively confident so let’s take on the challenge.”I think everything is an education in football. Today we were trying to break down a team with 10 men behind the ball a lot of the time. Lille was a big education for Champions League debuts for Tammy, Mason [Mount], Fikayo [Tomori] and Reece [James].”Another one with Ajax who are a top-level team who have managed to get to the semi-finals. They have good players who play a certain way. Off the ball, you have to be fully concentrated. In terms of what they can do to you, how they play, so yes, it is a big challenge.”Chelsea have three points from their first two matches, while Ajax are top of the group with six points. last_img read more

3 days agoChelsea winger Hudson-Odoi: I know I can improve

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi: I know I can improveby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi says he’ll get better as he gets fitter.Hudson-Odoi is confident of his place in manager Frank Lampard’s plans.”I definitely think I can improve. I am not a perfect player,” he said. “I say to myself, keep going, keep working hard and hopefully more opportunities will come.”I just need to get up to speed and get my fitness back. I think once that happens gradually my dribbling and everything will come back to what it was. Now I am feeling a bit more confident to get on the ball and do my stuff.” last_img read more

Iowa Releases “4th Quarter” Hype Video Ahead Of Rose Bowl

first_imgIowa football players run onto the field.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JANUARY 05: Quarterback Ricky Stanzi #12 of the Iowa Hawkeyes leads his team onto the field against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during the FedEx Orange Bowl at Land Shark Stadium on January 5, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)The College Football Playoff semifinal contests may be over, but ‘The Granddaddy of Them All’ still awaits. Friday, Iowa and Stanford are set to tangle in the Rose Bowl in what might be the most exciting non-playoff postseason contest. It’s the first appearance in the big game for the Hawkeyes since 1991, and as such, tens of thousands of Hawkeyes fans are making the trip out west.Thursday, the school released an interesting hype video for fans to watch ahead of the fourth quarter. Check it out:For your viewing pleasure during the 4th quarter of the @rosebowlgame | #Hawkeyes : @chrisruthiowa https://t.co/5Zh1MDgMcB— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) December 31, 2015Will Iowa restore faith in the Big Ten after a rough Thursday night? We’ll find out in just a few hours.last_img read more