Naomh Conaill’s reward for defeating St Eunan’s is a mouth-watering clash with Kilcar in the last four of the Donegal SFC. Naomh Conaill defeated St Eunan’s by five points this evening, with a second-half goal from Daragh Gallagher crucial.Kilcar were too good for Termon last night and ran out convincing 15-point winners. It’s certainly the tie of the semi-finals, while Malin and Glenswilly clash in the other tie.Malin delivered a brilliant comeback win to stun Dungloe, while Glenswilly were too good for Mac Cumhaills.The semi-finals will be played next weekend.In the Intermediate Championship, Milford will play Aodh Ruadh – while Burt will play either St Naul’s or Naomh Columba. Donegal SFC: Kilcar drawn to face Naomh Conaill in semi-final blockbuster was last modified: September 25th, 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)
PHILADELPHIA — Mark Melancon has been one of the most dominant relievers in baseball since the All-Star break.Now, he’s reportedly headed to the Braves as the San Francisco Giants completed a deal to send their former closer to Atlanta minutes ahead of the 1 p.m. PT trade deadline.ESPN was first to report that Melancon, who possessed a full no-trade clause, is on the move. According to The Athletic, the Giants are receiving pitching prospect Tristan Beck and right-handed reliever Dan …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a slate of Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Committee Appointees. State committees are selected by the Secretary, serve at the pleasure of the Secretary, and are responsible for carrying out FSA’s farm programs within delegated authorities.“The State Committees will help to ensure USDA is providing our farmers, ranchers, foresters, and agricultural producers with the best customer service,” Secretary Perdue said. “They serve as a liaison between USDA and the producers in each state across the nation by keeping them informed and hearing their appeals and complaints. The committees are made up mostly of active farmers and ranchers, representing their peers and ensuring USDA’s programs are supporting the American harvest.”For Ohio, the selections were:• Committee Chair Trish Levering – Knox County• Ronnie Clifton – Pickaway County• Kim Davis – Carroll County• Daryl Knipp – Sandusky County• Joe Steiner – Warren County
Aston Villa, Derby chasing Chelsea defender Ethan Ampaduby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea defender Ethan Ampadu is a target for Championship clubs ahead of the January market.The Mirror says Aston Villa and Derby County are set to go head to head to sign Ampadu on-loan in January.Both clubs made moves for the 18-year-old Welsh international during the summer but Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri wouldn’t let him leave.He remains a target for Villa and Derby who already have string Chelsea links.Villa have John Terry as first-team coach and Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham on-loan. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Mirallas blasts ex-Everton boss Allardyce: He doesn’t know football!by Ansser Sadiq8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Everton winger Kevin Mirallas does not have too many good memories of Sam Allardyce.The veteran manager was in charge of Everton for a short period a few seasons ago, where he stabilised the club for a top half finish.But many fans were unhappy at Allardyce’s negative tactics, and Mirallas does not recall the period too fondly.”[Former Everton bosses Roberto] Martinez and [Ronald] Koeman wanted to play football but after, there was Allardyce,” Mirallas told The Athletic.”I don’t know if he even knew football because he only spent five minutes on the pitch in training. “Nobody knows this, but it’s true. “That’s difficult. You have to pick players at the weekend but you don’t watch training.”I only stayed for one month while he was there but I spoke to some players and they told me it was very difficult. “It’s true he won a lot of games, but they didn’t enjoy it.”
VICTORIA, B.C. – B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver introduced a Private Member’s bill in the BC Legislature that would lower B.C.’s voting age to 16 years old.This is Weaver’s third attempt to introduce the bill, which he said was in response to Elections B.C.’s announcement on Monday that only 56.24 percent of residents between the ages of 18 and 24 voted in the provincial election last May. Only 46.35 percent of voters aged 25-35 cast ballots in that election.Weaver pointed out in a statement today that 16 year-olds in Scotland, Argentina, Austria and Brazil are allowed to vote, and cited evidence from those countries that enfranchising young voters has led to higher levels of voter turnout since the voting age was lowered.“Young British Columbians have the greatest stake in the future of our province; they should have a say in the decisions our politicians make,” said Weaver. “Moreover, research shows that the cognitive skills required to make calm, logically informed decisions are firmly in place by age 16. Young citizens of British Columbia are old enough to drive, pay taxes and sign up for the military. They are also the leaders of tomorrow. They should have a say in the direction we are heading, as they will inherit what we leave behind. B.C. should take this chance to strengthen our democracy and lower the voting age to 16.”
But it also identified potential long-term market access solutions that could include more oilsands bitumen upgrading and reversing existing import pipelines.Unfortunately, none of those ideas works as a meaningful short-term alternative to new pipelines _ and they face many of the same speed bumps _ says NEB chief economist Jean-Denis Charlebois.“Fundamentally, what this would require is regulatory approvals and significant capital investments because those things cannot occur overnight,” he said in an interview.“First the economics have to be there … then those alternatives need to go through a regulatory process.”A dearth of investment dollars for traditional drilling in Western Canada means there are also fewer dollars available for developing creative options, said Kevin Birn, a vice-president with IHS Energy in Calgary.“I think you will have some creativity but if you really want creativity, they’ve got to see a future for investment in Western Canada,” he said. Here’s a closer look at some pipeline alternative solutions.The diluent dilemmaRaw bitumen at room temperature has the consistency of peanut butter. Below freezing, it’s as hard as a hockey puck.To make it flow in a pipeline, producers mix as many as three barrels of light oil “diluent” for every seven barrels of bitumen _ if one can eliminate or reduce the diluent, it frees up room in the pipeline.In January, the Alberta government announced a $440-million loan guarantee to help Value Creation Inc. build a $2-billion upgrader that would convert diluted bitumen into medium synthetic crude and diesel, both capable of flowing undiluted in a pipeline. The facility is the first in line for up to $1 billion in provincial incentives for partial upgraders, but it isn’t expected to be operating until at least 2022.A report prepared for the province in 2017 suggested that a 100,000-barrel-per-day partial upgrading facility could add $10 to $15 of value to each barrel of bitumen. The report listed 10 pre-commercial technologies that have been tested or proposed for deployment in Alberta.Any plan to reduce diluent must consider the impact on U.S. customers, who have configured their refineries to use diluted bitumen, said Birn.He added diluent will still be needed to deliver the bitumen from the field to the partial upgrader, which means diluent recovery units likely also will need to be built.New technologyNo diluent at all would be required with a new technology to mix and coat bitumen with recycled plastic and form it into solid pucks for shipping in ordinary railcars or shipping containers.An oil company affiliated with the tiny Heart Lake First Nation in northern Alberta is building a $50-million pilot plant to test the “CanaPux” product developed by Canadian National Railway Co.But it’s not known when a commercial facility would follow.Pipeline efficiencyReducing the demand for diluent in Canada could help Enbridge decide on the option to convert its Southern Lights pipeline _ used to import U.S. condensate diluent into Canada _ into a crude oil export pipeline with capacity of about 150,000 bpd, possibly by 2023.Meanwhile, the operator of the biggest oil export pipeline network in Canada is getting creative as it looks at using drag reducing agents inside the pipe and redirecting some downstream U.S. injections to open up long-haul capacity for Western Canada, along with low-cost pipeline and pumping station upgrades.It thinks it could add another 50,000 to 100,000 bpd of incremental export space by mid-year and is studying a potential 450,000 bpd of throughput optimization initiatives.Crude-by-railRail exports rose to a record of over 350,000 bpd in December before falling in January and February after Alberta imposed production cuts to reduce storage and open up space on pipelines.They are on the rise again as Alberta loosens its production quotas and Imperial Oil Ltd. restarts rail shipments it stopped in February.Crude shipped by rail often contains diluent but the NEB notes more oil can be put in each car if the oil isn’t diluted _ although that requires the use of cars that can be heated at the destination dock to drain the bitumen.Meanwhile, Alberta’s NDP government is pressing ahead with plans to add locomotives and railcars to move 120,000 barrels per day of crude, starting at the end of the year _ although the opposition United Conservative Party has vowed to kill the order if it wins the provincial election this week. CALGARY, A.B. – News that permitting issues in the U.S. would delay Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 replacement pipeline project until the middle of 2020 instead of late this year means that yet another boost in oil export capacity has been kicked down the road.With both the Trans Mountain expansion and Keystone XL pipeline projects in court limbo, attention is turning to alternative ideas to expand Canada’s ability to continue to get its oil to market.In a report to Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi last month, the National Energy Board said current pipeline capacity is fully utilized and crude-by-rail infrastructure is operating at or near capacity.
New Delhi: The Indian team management are “not confused” about the composition of the World Cup squad despite their ODI series defeat against Australia as only one slot is up for grabs, said skipper Virat Kohli. Before the start of the series, Kohli had said that a couple of places need to be sealed and now it is down to just one man. While the confusion regarding No 4 slot and second wicketkeeper’s position remain, the skipper said that they are “sorted”. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football together”We are more or less sorted,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony adding: “Now, it’s about giving guys their roles and expect them to stand up. We are not at all confused. Maybe there’s just one spot we’ve to discuss.” Kohli said that giving fringe players game time was always an idea and he will not use it as an excuse for not winning the series. “Last three games, the idea was to give fringe guys some (game) time and see how they react. No excuses, we’re expected to raise our standard of cricket. The changes will never be an excuse. We will (still) take a lot of confidence going into the World Cup,” the skipper said. Kohli expects that his players will reflect on the mistakes made during the series and take corrective measures going into the World Cup. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open”It’s good we have had these losses, to correct these at the World Cup. The guys will reflect on this series quite a bit. We have been playing a lot of games on the road. We can be proud of the cricket that we’ve played in the last few months. The series didn’t go well yes, but we’ve played well,” the skipper was all praise for his team. On the series defeat, Kohli was magnanimous in his praise for the Australian side which had “more hunger”.
Srinagar: Six militants were killed on Thursday in encounters in with security forces in Shopian and Pulwama districts of Jammu and Kashmir while a civilian and a soldier also lost their lives, police said.While three Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists, a civilian and a soldier were killed in the encounter in Pulwama, three militants were eliminated during a gun battle with security forces in Shopian district, a police spokesman said. “On a credible input, a cordon and search operation was launched this morning by police and security forces at Delipora area in district Pulwama,” the spokesman said. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghHe said as the security forces were evacuating the target house, the hiding militants started firing indiscriminately. “One army jawan Sepoy Sandeep attained martyrdom and one civilian Rayees Dar also lost his life,” the spokesman said. In the retaliatory action, three terrorists were killed and their bodies were retrieved, he said. “They were identified as Naseer Pandith of Kareemabad Pulwama, Umar Mir of Shopian and Khalid from Pakistan,” he said. The spokesman said according to the police records, the slain militants were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit JeM. They were wanted by law for their complicity in a series of terror crimes including attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities, he added. “Naseer Pandith had a long history of terror crime records before joining terrorist organization and several terror crime cases were registered against him for planning and executing terror attacks in the area after joining proscribed terror outfit JeM. He was also involved in the killing of a policeman Mohammad Yaqoob Shah of Pulwama in 2018 on the eve of Eid,” the spokesman said. Pandith was also involved in several weapon snatching incidents reported from the area, he said. He said Khalid, who was operating as a JeM commander, was involved in several terror attacks on security establishments and civilian atrocities in the area. Incriminating material including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter.