PICTURE SPECIAL: DONEGAL TOWN ROCKS AS SUN SHINES ON THE DIAMOND

first_imgTHE DONEGAL Town Festival was basked in glorious Sunday sunshine as thousands packed into the Diamond for a day to remember.Nathan Carter got the many locals and visitors going.And it was one of those evenings when all the adults wished they were wee again – to get a front row seat!     PICTURE SPECIAL: DONEGAL TOWN ROCKS AS SUN SHINES ON THE DIAMOND was last modified: July 7th, 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:Nathan CarterPICTURE SPECIAL: DONEGAL TOWN ROCKS AS SUN SHINES ON THE DIAMONDlast_img read more

Live updates: Rams too much for 49ers, who lose 39-10

first_imgJoin us for scoring updates, news and analysis on Sunday at 1:25 p.m. as the 49ers take on the unbeaten Los Angeles Rams at Levi’s Stadium.With former Marin Catholic High and Cal star Jared Goff at the helm, the 6-0 Rams offense provide a stern test for the struggling 49ers defense. Goff, who has completed 69 percent of his passes for 1,928 yards and 12 touchdowns in six games, had pedestrian numbers in a … Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.last_img read more

Elimination of Section 199 proposed in tax reform

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest While a myriad of details are currently being hashed out in Congress regarding the tax reform measures that are a priority for the Trump Administration, there are some concerns in rural America concerning the debate. Language in the House version of the tax cuts includes eliminating the Section 199 deduction. The Section 199 deduction (or Domestic Production Activities Deduction) was enacted in 2004 as a part of the American Jobs Creation Act. The deduction applies to proceeds from agricultural products that are manufactured or marketed through cooperatives. The majority of co-ops pass the benefit through directly to their farmer members.The House has passed H.R. 1 that includes the repeal.“The deduction returns nearly $2 billion annually to rural areas across the country, so it has been good for agriculture and for rural America,” said Chris Henney, president and CEO of the Ohio AgriBusiness Association. “In its current form, H.R. 1 repeals Section 199 with the assumption that cooperatives and their members would benefit from the proposed reduction in corporate and individual tax rates. We believe that the tax cuts they are talking about would not compensate for the repeal of Section 199. The House Tax Cut and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) is intended to drive economic growth by lowering business taxes, but there have been concerns with the repeal of Section 199. Overall this tax reform is a good thing, there is just this piece that is of concern to the cooperative community, and rightly so.”Now that the Senate has taken up the tax reform discussion, Section 199 is being considered there as well.“A lot can still change with this but as of now the repeal of Section 199 is still in there and it could be very damaging for cooperatives in the state,” Henney said. “The cooperative world has certainly taken notice and they are reaching out to their delegation in the Senate across the country.”Back in October a letter was sent to Congress pointing out the potential ramifications of a 199 repeal for rural America. The letter was signed by United Producers, Inc., Ohio Dairy Producers Association, American Farm Bureau and National Farmers Union, among many others.“Ending the Section 199 deduction for agriculture would result in many individual farmers paying more in taxes, as most do not pay under the corporate code and the current proposal will not overcome the loss of the deduction,” the letter said. “In many cases farmers will see a double-digit increase in their tax bill under the proposed plan.”In addition, the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) expressed strong opposition to the proposed 199 repeal.“In a time of continued low commodity prices, those hardworking Americans who grow our food can ill afford for Congress to pass a law that will raise their taxes,” said Chuck Conner, president and CEO of NCFC. “It would be a strange irony indeed if a Republican Congress and a Republican president pass a law that increases taxes on America’s farmers.”last_img read more

Messi hat-trick helps Barcelona to record 35-match unbeaten run

first_imgBarcelona set a Spanish record of 35 matches unbeaten in all competitions with a thumping 5-1 win at nine-man Rayo Vallecano in La Liga on Thursday after goal-machine Lionel Messi scored his 35th hat-trick.Ivan Rakitic opened the scoring, Messi caught up with Real Madrids Cristiano Ronaldo on 35 trebles in all competitions and Arda Turan completed the rout, with Turkey’s captain scoring his first goal for the club since joining from Atletico Madrid.Barca’s victory, which saw them beat the undefeated record Real Madrid had held since the 1988/89 season, restored an eight-point lead at the top over Atletico with 11 matches to go.Atletico beat visiting Real Sociedad 3-0 on Tuesday, while third-placed Real Madrid are again 12 points off the pace after a 3-1 win at Levante on Wednesday.Barca were helped by the fact that Rayo lost defender Diego Llorente to a red card three minutes before halftime for a foul on Rakitic before Manuel Iturra was also sent off in the 67th for bringing down Sergio Busquets in the area.Busquets was felled from behind going for the rebound after a Messi free kick came back off the bar but Luis Suarez’s penalty was saved by Juan Carlos, Barcelona’s ninth miss from 18 penalties in all competitions this season.”It’s a strange situation (missing penalties),” the Catalan side’s midfield general Andres Iniesta said. “We mustn’t let it bother us while everything is working as well as it is.”The reasons are many (to explain) why the team continues in this positive dynamic (but) the league isn’t over, there are lots of points still to take,” he was quoted as saying on the As website (www.as.com).advertisementRakitic scored in the 22nd minute by tapping the ball home when it fell to him after Juan Carlos spilt a high cross.Messi finished off a fine one-two with Neymar a minute later for his first goal and Llorente was shown the red card three minutes before halftime for a foul on Rakitic.Messi scored his second in the 53rd after a shot by Suarez came back off the post and completed his hat-trick in the 72nd after darting through the defence from midfield.Rayo got a consolation in the 57th through Manucho’s header after Bebe, at the far post, nodded a cross from the right into the middle as the two ex-Manchester United players combined.last_img read more

Former India hockey captain Sardar Singh retires

first_imgFormer India hockey captain Sardar Singh on Wednesday announced his retirement from the sport, saying he had played enough in the last 12 years and now it’s time for the youngsters to take over.Sardar decided to quit after a disappointing Asian Games campaign where India failed to defend its title and returned with a bronze medal.Sardar was on Wednesday dropped from the 25-member core group for the upcoming national camp, which will begin from September 16 in Bhubaneswar.With age and speed not on his side any more, Sardar’s performance in the Games came under the scanner.”I took the decision after consultation with my family in Chandigarh, Hockey India and my friends. I think it’s the right time to think about life beyond hockey,” he added.Interestingly, during the Asian Games in Jakarta, Sardar said he still has hockey left in him and desires to play one last Olympics in 2020 Tokyo.Also read – Hockey India contemplating big changes after men’s team falters at Asian GamesHowever, he had a change of heart amid speculation that he was forced to retire after his name was dropped from the 25-strong core group of national campers announced by the Hockey India Wednesday.Asked about the dropping from the camp, Sardar evaded the question and said he would formally announce his retirement during a press conference in the national capital on 14 September.Sardar made his senior debut for India against Pakistan in 2006 and since then he has been a vital cog in the Indian team’s midfield.advertisementThe 32-year-old made over 350 international appearances for India and captained the national team for eight long years from 2008 to 2016 before handing the responsibility to PR Sreejesh.Sardar was also the youngest player to captain the Indian team when he led the side at the 2008 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. He received the Arjuna award in 2012 and Padma Shri in 2015.Sardar has represented India in two Olympics. Sardar will leave behind a rich legacy in the sport. A fighter to the core, he came back strongly after being dropped from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games squad. He worked hard on his fitness to roar back into the national team for the Champions Trophy, where India won a silver medal.With age, he slowed down a bit but Sardar still is considered as one of the fittest players in the Indian team.”Fitness is not the reason behind my decision. I am fit enough to play hockey for some more years. But there is always a time for everything and I feel it’s time for me to move on in life,” he said.Sardar said he has conveyed his decision to chief coach Harendra Singh, adding he will continue to play hockey in the domestic circuit.Hailing from Sirsa in Haryana, Sardar’s career was not devoid of controversy either.Sardar was accused of rape by an Indian-origin British woman, a charge which he vehemently denied and was also given a clean chit by the special investigation team of Ludhiana Police.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

10 months agoDONE DEAL? Claims Ramsey has SIGNED Juventus pre-contract

first_imgDONE DEAL? Claims Ramsey has SIGNED Juventus pre-contractby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has AGREED to a pre-contract with Juventus, it has been claimed.Sportmediaset says he is preparing to head to Italy after penning a four-year deal with the Serie A giants.And Ramsey, 28, will pocket £145,000-a-week at Juventus.A host of Europe’s biggest clubs have been linked with a move for the popular ace.However, it now looks certain that Ramsey will be lining-up alongside Cristiano Ronaldo for the Old Lady next season.He has made over 300 appearances for the North London side. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Ohio State Is A Huge Favorite In Its Redemption Game vs. Virginia Tech In Week 1

first_imgVirginia Tech fans cheer on the Hokies.The lone loss in Ohio State’s 2014 national championship season came in Week 2 against Virginia Tech. The Buckeyes fell to the Hokies, 35-21. Redemption is expected on Sept. 7. Ohio State will open its national championship-defending season in Blacksburg, Va., against Virginia Tech on Labor Day. A blowout victory is predicted for Urban Meyer’s squad. The sportsbook 5Dimes released its initial odds for Week 1 and Ohio State is a huge favorite. Ohio State #Buckeyes will open the season favored by 19-points over the Virginia Tech Hokies. #OSU #OhioSt #OhioState (via 5Dimes)— Johnny Detroit (@Johnny_Detroit) February 12, 2015Ohio State and Virginia Tech’s kickoff time has yet to be released, but with the game occurring on Labor Day, a night game at Lane Stadium is probable.last_img read more

Fort St John and Fort Nelson could receive up to 50mm of

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Fort Nelson and the North Peace.The statement says this corner of the Province could see up to 50mm of rain by Wednesday night.  The rain will start after thunderstorm activity ends on Tuesday night.  An intense band of rain will develop between Fort Nelson and Fort St. John with anywhere from 30 to 50 mm of rain possible.See the full statement below 6:53 AM PDT Tuesday 23 July 2019Special weather statement in effect for:B.C. North Peace RiverAfter the thunderstorm activity dies off tonight, an intense band of rain develops somewhere between Fort Nelson and Fort St John and extends west to the Rockies. Heavy showers will bring 30 to 50 mm of rain by Wednesday night and possibly locally higher amounts.At this time, the location, and amounts expected are uncertain and rainfall warnings may be issued later if necessary.Please continue to monitor forecasts and alerts issued by Environment Canada.Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.last_img read more

IPL Opener: CSK veterans ready to slog out against RCB

first_imgChennai: They made ‘Dad’s Army’ sound cool last year and defending champions Chennai Super Kings’ battle-hardened veterans are ready to prove that age is just a number when they take on Virat Kohli’s perennial underachievers Royal Challengers Bangalore in Saturday’s opening IPL encounter. For Virat Kohli, it couldn’t be a bigger statement if his young side could start off with a bang at Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s ‘spritual home’, a task which will be easier said than done. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh CSK’s core team is the oldest in the tournament — 37-year-olds Dhoni and Shane Watson, 35-year-old Dwayne Bravo, 34-year-old Faf du Plessis, 33-year-olds Ambati Rayudu and Kedar Jadhav, soon-to-be 32 Suresh Raina, . Then they have two spinners with truckloads of experience — 39-year-old Imran Tahir and 38-year-old Harbhajan Singh, who have ability to change the complexion of a game with one-off over. Even the two out-of-favour India players, leg-spinner Karn Sharma (31) and seamer Mohit Sharma (30) are on the wrong side of 30’s. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later However when it comes to match awareness, the CSK players are second to none. The most consistent franchise of the Indian Premier League, who have always been in the top four, are a formidable side at home with a slow turner and a vocal crowd complementing the quality. While CSK is a three-time champion, the Bengaluru franchise is probably the biggest underachiever despite boasting of some of the best names in its squad. The outcome of Saturday’s game will depend on which team bowls better and holds its nerve as both side have players who can turn a match on its head in a jiffy. CSK’s Ambati Rayudu and Ravindra Jadeja will be keen to step up their performances and seal a spot in the Indian World Cup squad. While RCB paceman Umesh Yadav will also look to shine in the IPL and make a case for selection in the England-bound playing XI. A lot has been said about the workload, especially that of the bowlers, which needs to be monitored. CSK head coach Stephen Fleming said on Wednesday that it was up to the players and as professionals, they would be aware of the requirements. CSK enjoy an impressive record against RCB, having won 15 matches and lost seven with one no-result. The hosts haven’t lost to its rival since 2014. While the home team has a well-balanced squad with most of the bases covered, RCB is facing concerns over the availability of some foreign players at certain stages of the tournament. Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal will again be the key man for RCB as he has been over the past seasons and will need the rest of the bowling attack to step up. Kohli has always led from the front and his exploits in the IPL are well documented, the RCB skipper will begin yet another campaign aware that his form could prove vital in the success of his side in the gruelling tournament. Squads(from) Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (captain & WK), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Murali Vijay, Kedar Jadhav, Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhruv Shorey, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Rituraj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Mohit Sharma, K M Asif, David Willey, Deepak Chahar, N Jagadeesan (wk). Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Heinrich Klaasen (WK), Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Akshdeep Nath, Milind Kumar, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Singh, Prayas Ray Barman, Kulwant Kejroliya, Navdeep Saini, Himmat Singh. Match starts at 8 pm.last_img read more

Duos effort helps Buckeyes club Gophers

Double-doubles by Jantel Lavender and Samantha Prahlis fueled Ohio State past Minnesota as the Buckeyes torched the Gophers 81-58 Thursday night at the Schottenstein Center.A combined 43-point effort by the duo almost matched the Gophers point total on their own. The two also combined for 17 rebounds.Prahalis added 10 assists, including an array of impressive no-look or down-court passes that earned loud cheers from the crowd. The game was never close as OSU opened up the first half with a 10-point run, then added a 14-2 run four minutes later and never looked back.The victory answered many questions about OSU after it lost Monday night to Purdue, a team they were heavily favored against.The Buckeyes looked like the team of weeks past, shooting 10-21 from three-point range and grabbing 10 steals.The Prahalis-Lavender combo seems to be back in action and with those two hitting on all cylinders, the Buckeyes hope to avoid another surprising loss in conference play. read more