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‘Danny Ings is the striker Liverpool have been crying out for’, says ex-England marksman

‘Danny Ings is the striker Liverpool have been crying out for’, says ex-England marksman

first_imgDarren Bent believes Liverpool have made an astute signing in Danny Ings.The England Under-21 international striker has moved to Merseyside after allowing his contract with Burnley to run out.Ings’ switch to Anfield comes after he enjoyed a decent debut season in the top-flight, scoring 11 times, and Bent has seen enough from the 22-year-old to suggest he can be a big hit under Brendan Rodgers.The ex-England forward, who has scored more Premier League goals [106] than Didier Drogba, told talkSPORT: “He has got all the quality to score goals.“I’ve only seen snippets of him at Burnley, but he seems like a complete striker and maybe he is what Liverpool have been crying out for.“No disrespect to Burnley, but he is going to get better service at Liverpool. It is a big jump, but I’ve got no doubts he will score goals there and do really well.”last_img read more

FARMER TINNEY NEEDS YOUR HELP ON THE FARM THIS WEEKEND!

FARMER TINNEY NEEDS YOUR HELP ON THE FARM THIS WEEKEND!

first_imgFEATURES: On the 5th of September it’s all farm hands on deck!Farmer Tinney from Tinney’s Toys needs help on the farm. The farm has been crazy over the summer and Farmer Tinney needs some little farmers to get things back to normal.He needs help with the animals, his tractor rides and lots more!To get little farmers for Farmer Tinney, Tinney’s toys are having this event that is fun for all the family.There will be Tractor rides, Gator rides, facepainting, refreshments and more! Kids will get the real farm experience, everything from riding behind a tractor to petting live animals.Everyone is welcome to this fun day out.Help Farmer Make hay while the sun shines, come along to Tinney’s Toys Family Fun on the Farm!FARMER TINNEY NEEDS YOUR HELP ON THE FARM THIS WEEKEND! was last modified: September 4th, 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Liverpool BOOST! Reds star Sadio Mane set for return to full training

Liverpool BOOST! Reds star Sadio Mane set for return to full training

first_img Sadio Mane is looking to get back to full fitness ahead of the new season Liverpool forward Sadio Mane is set to rejoin full training within ten days as he steps up his rehabilitation from knee surgery.The Senegal international missed the last eight matches of the season after suffering a knee injury during the Merseyside derby win over Everton in AprilHe has been undergoing individual sessions at Melwood over the summer to improve his fitness and while he will not be ready for next week’s pre-season friendlies against Tranmere and Wigan.He will, hower, return to training with his team-mates shortly afterwards. In a statement Liverpool said Mane’s recovery plan “is on schedule”, adding he is on course to join training “within a time frame of ten days”.“He will continue to be monitored and assessed by the club’s medical staff to ensure he returns in the best shape and ready for the remainder of the pre-season schedule.” 1last_img read more

MAN KILLED IN DRUMKEEN TRAGEDY WAS FOUND BY DAUGHTER

MAN KILLED IN DRUMKEEN TRAGEDY WAS FOUND BY DAUGHTER

first_imgA daughter found her father dead after he went to trim trees and failed to return in Drumkeen yesterday.Garda Supt Vincent O’Brien – “A tragic accident”The dead man has been named locally as father-of-four Norman Frizzell who died after suffering injuries on land close to his home.Mr Frizzell, 66, was using a chainsaw and may have accidentally fatally injured himself while using the machinery. Mr Frizzell, a well-known mechanic, was married with four grown-up children and was hugely-respected in the locality.His only son Mark worked in the family garage along with his father.It is not clear exactly what happened but the victim sustained injuries to his neck as a result of the incident.He had gone to cut trees at 12.30pm in lands near his home at Augheygault and was found dead at 2pm by a daughter. An investigation has been launched to discover how exactly the man died.Emergency services rushed to the scene but it is understood that Mr Frizzell died at the scene.Locals in the close-knit village have been left stunned by the man’s tragic death.The dead man’s wife Sheila and his children were last night being comforted at their home.One local said “Norman was one of the hardest-working men you will ever meet. “You would find the light on in his garage at all hours of the day and night because he was always working.“This is such a tragedy. He never had a cross word for anyone and took so much pride in his work and helping people.“It just doesn’t seem fair that something like this has happened.”The accident comes less than two days after another tragedy claimed another man’s life less than fifteen miles away. Luke Peeks, 26, was killed on Christmas day when his car left the road and ended up in a field close to nearby Stranorlar.Garda Supt Vincent O’Brien described Mr Frizzell’s death as a “tragic accident.”MAN KILLED IN DRUMKEEN TRAGEDY WAS FOUND BY DAUGHTER was last modified: December 28th, 2012 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)last_img read more

GARDAÍ FORCED TO ESCORT PEOPLE TO THEIR BUS AFTER TWO WOMEN ATTACKED THEM

GARDAÍ FORCED TO ESCORT PEOPLE TO THEIR BUS AFTER TWO WOMEN ATTACKED THEM

first_imgA JUDGE has ordered probation reports on two women whose behaviour outside a Co Donegal nightclub forced Gardaí to escort their victims to a bus so they could escape the melee.Judge Paul Kelly made the order after hearing about an incident on the Ramelton Road in Letterkenny in the early hours of the Sunday before last, January 12.Inspector Goretti Sheridan told the local District Court that Gardaí were forced to arrest Anna and Sarah Doherty after the incident. Anna Doherty, who is 27 and from 3 Manor View Park in Letterkenny, was arrested at the scene and charged with using threatening and abusive behaviour and failing to comply with the direction of Gardaí.“Miss Doherty was pulling another female by the hair and at one Sgt Siobhan Mollahan had to escort a number of women away from the scene onto a bus for their own safety,” said the inspector.“Miss Doherty had had to be restrained. she was arrested and gave a false name and address and she continued to be aggressive towards Gardaí when she was in custody at Letterkenny Garda Station.Anna Doherty, the court heard, had previous convictions for a Section 2 assault; public order offences and drink driving.Judge Kelly asked her what she was doing on the night of her arrest.“I don’t remember very much,” she said.“I’m not surprised,” replied Judge Kelly, “You have a tendency to do these things when you take far too much drink. You obviously have a drink problem.”He adjourned the case until March 20 asking for a probation and community service report.“Thanks judge,” replied Ms Doherty.Inspector Sheridan said that the next case, of Sarah Doherty Glenmacquinn, Letterkenny, was linked to the same incident.The 26-year-old was charged with using threatening and abusive behaviour in a public place.Inspector Sheridan said she too had been seen fighting on the street outside Pulse nightclub and was seen pulling someone’s hair.Judge Kelly asked Sarah Doherty why she was involved in the row.“I don’t go out very often,” she replied.The judge asked for similar reports for her and adjourned her case to the same date.GARDAÍ FORCED TO ESCORT PEOPLE TO THEIR BUS AFTER TWO WOMEN ATTACKED THEM was last modified: January 24th, 2014 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)last_img read more

TD: Urgent action needed following ESRI report which shows “bleak prospects for rural Ireland”

TD: Urgent action needed following ESRI report which shows “bleak prospects for rural Ireland”

first_imgSinn Féin Deputy Pearse Doherty has today highlighted that the ESRI report ‘Prospects for Irish Regions and Counties’ has huge policy implications for the Government.The report provides projections for areas of Ireland up until 2040, with Doherty saying that the report showed the need for an economic vision to counter the decline of rural Ireland which continues to plight many counties, including Donegal.He said: “The prospect looks bleak for regional Ireland and urgent policy action is needed. “Population growth is projected to be greatest in and around the major cities and in particular Dublin, with the population share of the Dublin and Mid-East regions projected to increase to 41.7 per cent from 40 per cent while the number of older people is projected to increase significantly throughout the country but is projected to be highest in the Border and South-East regions.“In short, unless there is a different vision rural Ireland will continue to decline, and the impacts of this will be felt most acutely in peripheral areas such as my own county, Donegal.“It will come as no surprise to many as outlined by the ESRI that the level of economic activity that is excessively concentrated in Dublin can have a negative effect on national economic performance and reinforces that the dominance of Dublin limits the development potential of the other regions.“Measures are urgently needed to support the regions and counter the dominance of Dublin including increased direct supports for business that export, proper investment in our regional colleges and ITs and an ambitious infrastructure programme to allow the regions compete for economic investment. “There are important implications for housing policy too. The report’s growth scenario for the projected increase in the population implies an increase of the number of households by more than 500,000 which will need to be housed by 2040.“If the vast majority of these houses are in the cities the regional imbalance will only be compounded further.“This report should act as a wake-up call to government to act on the issue of regional development. It is time to take seriously the future of rural Ireland instead of just paying lip service.”TD: Urgent action needed following ESRI report which shows “bleak prospects for rural Ireland” was last modified: January 24th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:esriPearse Dohertyprospects for irish regions and countiesreportlast_img read more

Is Draymond Green recruiting Kevin Durant to stay with Warriors?

Is Draymond Green recruiting Kevin Durant to stay with Warriors?

first_imgDraymond Green reportedly flew to New York this past weekend to visit teammate Kevin Durant, who is recovering from a torn Achilles tendon last week in the NBA Finals.However, unlike the last time the Warriors’ season ended without a title, Green reportedly wasn’t on a recruiting mission following Golden State’s disappointing NBA Finals loss to Toronto. According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, Green’s main reason for dropping in on his teammate is to simply check on his well-being in …last_img read more

Soggy conditions Between the Rows

Soggy conditions Between the Rows

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Things are wet and miserable. Every three days it rains. I have straw that has been rained on four times. We finally got all the wheat cut. When you get nice days do you bale straw or go cut the wheat before it gets rained on for four straight days and the test weight goes down? They brought a draper out to demo and we finished cutting wheat last night about 11.Here around home the wheat was in the 75- or 80-bushel range, which I wasn’t too upset with, but the wheat was pretty rough on one of our south farms. It was just too wet. Quality wise we haven’t hauled any in yet, but things are looking promising as far as the markets go. We have a bunch of wheat sold and we have heard the test weights have been good. The wheat is actually worth something now and we wanted to get it off.We got about 20 acres of 150 acres of straw baled. We ended up round baling a bunch of it. We still have a bunch of straw laying in a windrow that has been rained on three times.The last couple of years of farming I feel like a Cleveland Browns fan. You always start out with a positive attitude and you get halfway through the season and you’re saying, “There’s always next year.”It was wet and we finally got planted and things got going. Now it is so wet again. In the last week or so of June we got over three inches in two days and we got another inch last week. We’ve had between four and five inches of rain in the last two or three weeks and it has been hard rain. We have corn that came up beautifully and now we have ocean waves of corn with high spots and low spots and everything else in between.We should be making the second cutting of hay and now that’s getting behind too. Would you rather have an overly wet year or a dry year? At least when it is dry, you can get work done. When you are wet you can’t do anything and you get behind. Along with all of that, we are having a Stark County Cattlemen’s event here Saturday and we have to get things cleaned up.For the rest of this week’s reports, click here.last_img read more

Is the Canon 24-105 L II the Best All-Purpose Lens?

Is the Canon 24-105 L II the Best All-Purpose Lens?

first_imgEvery lens kit needs a good walk-around and all-purpose lens. The recently released Canon 24-105 L II just might be the glass you’ve been looking for.Image via Canon EuropeAs a documentary filmmaker, having a lens that can work in a variety of situations is invaluable. For the last few years, the Canon 24-105L has been the lens I pull out my bag most often for a multitude of reasons. Now this lens has just been updated to a version II, presumably making it even better. With these improvements, has this lens become the best walk-around lens on the market?The ImprovementsHere’s a quick clip from Canon in which the company’s Technical Advisor Rudy Winston covers some of the improvements made to the lens. Below I’ll spotlight some of my favorite improvements to the Canon 24-105 L II.Improved Image StabilizationImage via Canon EuropeOne of the biggest features that I look for in a walk-around lens is image stabilization. If you ever have to operate handheld or have to grab a camera and run to capture a scene, you know how crucial a good image stabilization system can be. Canon noticed this need and this is one of the reasons why the biggest improvement across the board with this lens is the image stabilization.The image stabilization in the Canon 24-105 L II offers four stops, versus the three stops in the previous model. Photographers can shoot at lower shutter speeds and still capture crisp images. Filmmakers can get a steadier image while operating handheld and at longer focal lengths.More times than I’d like to admit I have found myself needing to conduct an in-the-moment interview without access to a tripod. Most recently I was in the Adirondack mountain of upstate New York. I was deep into the woods filming a lumberjack with no tripod in sight. In situations like this, when you need to conduct in interview, the image stabilization (and a steady hand) become your best friend.Improved Image QualityImage via B&HOverall, the image quality was really good in version I — granted, it wasn’t perfect. However, this lens still made some improvements to the overall image quality. Those improvements are most seen in the 105mm focal length and the 24mm focal length. The lens in now slightly sharper at 105mm than it was previously. Also, it features a stop less of vignetting at 24mm. There is now also less barrel distortion at 24mm compared to the first version of the lens.The iris blade has also been changed from 9-bladed to 10. This increase in aperture blades will help to create a rounder, more circular bokeh.SummaryOverall, the Canon 24-105 L IS was already a very solid and dependable lens. Now with these improvements on the 24-105 L IS II , it makes this lens even more of a viable option. Yes, the f/4 is still a drawback, but once you take this lens (or even its predecessor) into the field, you’ll always want it by your side.What’s your favorite walk-around or all-purpose lens? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

The Lenses Through Which I View People

The Lenses Through Which I View People

first_imgThere are a lot of lenses through which you can view things. Your sales process is a conceptual framework from which to view sales. The methodologies that you use are also lenses on how to think about certain ideas. I study human achievement, success, and psychology, believing that all the results we produce are through, for and with people, and the problems we have are people problems.Here are four of the lenses I use.Anthony Robbins’ Six Human Needs Psychology: Robbins is known for a lot of things, mostly for his late-night television infomercials and Personal Power II. But that was early work for him, and as powerful as it is, the work he does with people at his live events and at Robbins-Madanes Training is far more interesting and useful. That work is fundamentally built on his Six Human Needs Psychology, which makes Maslow’s hierarchy useful.Robbins believe that you have six human needs: certainty, uncertainty (variety), love (or connection), significance, growth, and contribution. You are driven primarily by two of these needs, even though you have all of them. Some people choose healthy vehicles to meet these needs, while others make unhealthy choices (you could exercise to change your mental state, or you could do drugs).Robbins uses his brand of NLP, his massive charisma, and his gifts of connecting and communicating to help people change. But just knowing what needs someone is trying to meet can help you understand how best to help them.Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits: Stephen Covey was an educator, a teacher. In 1989 he wrote a self-help book that is still one of the best of its kind, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Covey’s great contribution was recognizing that you first had to gain control over yourself (what he called “Independence”) before you could be effective working with others (or what Covey called “Interdependence”).Most of the problems you or I have as a human being can be solved by working on one (or more) of Covey’s habits. The first three, “Be Proactive,” “Begin with the End in Mind,” and “Put First Things First,” are a recipe for identifying your values, designing your life, and doing what is most important. The next three habits, “Think Win-Win,” “Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood,” and “Synergize,” are about putting relationships first, being empathetic and caring, and teamwork. The final habit is to “Sharpen Your Saw,” or make time to renew yourself. This is about sustainability.All of Covey’s work is built on the idea that there is abundance, not scarcity, and that there is always a way to produce a better result. Looking at the challenges you are dealing with through Covey’s lens can help you easily pinpoint the root of almost any people-related problem you face.Ken Wilber’s All Quadrants, All Levels: There simply isn’t any way to describe Ken Wilber’s work effectively. Wilber is mostly philosopher, but the actionable and interesting part of his work is about developmental lines, how human being grow up and wake up. Wilber calls this work Integral Theory.It’s not easy to summarize Wilber’s map of everything, but it begins with the idea that human beings are capable of over two dozen types of intelligence (or lines), some of the most important being cognitive and moral intelligence. Wilber suggests that cognitive intelligence without moral intelligence leads to things like Enron and Nazi doctors. .Wilber’s levels are more difficult to describe, but he has mapped every developmental psychologists work and lined up the commonalities. All human cultures grow through these levels, and the easiest way to understand them is to look at Clare Graves and Don Beck’s Spiral Dynamics. The levels are: Beige (survival), Purple (kin spirits, magical), Red (power gods, mythical), Blue (truth force, absolutes), Orange (Strive, independence), and Green (human bonds, or pluralistic), Yellow (FlexFlow, integrative), and Turquoise (GlobalView, holistic).Wilber’s work is the best and most comprehensive map of human psychological and cultural development. This work is useful in understand why people believe and behave the way they do, and it does so without being judgmental.Howard Bloom’s The Lucifer Principle, Global Brain, and Genius of the Beast: If Wilber is difficult to describe, Bloom is impossible. He is a scientist first and foremost, and his fundamental principle is “the truth at any price, even the price of your life.” Bloom studies the superorganism that is we humans, and one of his experiments was running his own PR firm where he handled the careers of people like Prince, Michael Jackson, ZZ Top, Aerosmith, and John Cougar Mellencamp, among others.Bloom’s contributions to science are many, and he is the most well-read and meticulous researcher you will ever meet. Bloom discovered that the selfish gene doesn’t drive our behavior; we’re not all individual selection. In fact, we are driven by group selection too, and these groups are the products of memes, the cultural beliefs that connect us to each other.Bloom’s perceptual framework includes self-organizing systems (replicators), the superorganism (of which you and I are members), memes (self-replicating clusters of ideas), the neural net (or group mind), and the pecking order (dominance hierarchies).Bloom’s work helps you understand the massive cultural shifts that have occurred throughout history and what drove them. You can use these lenses to understand the great scope and sweep of history and to understand why the major issues and trends of the day are occurring now.You can use these lenses to better understand people. You can also turn them inward and better understand the one person you most need to better understand. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more