Madrid, Barça Host Easy Games as Valencia Aim To Continue Good Run In La…

first_imgIt’s another La Liga weekend and judging from the amount of goals scored last week, lots of excitement is expected in the Spanish top flight this weekend.Levante host Getafe in the first game of matchweek 9 at the Estadio Cuidad de Valencia in a midtable clash while high-scoring Real Betis host struggling Alaves whose only points this season were earned away from home, at Levante.In what should be the most exciting match-up on Saturday, 2nd-placed Valencia host Sevilla at the Mestalla. Valencia remain unbeaten in the Liga and have September player of the month Simone Zaza and Rodrigo firing in goals for them while Sevilla have neither won nor scored on their last two trips away from the Ramon Sanchez Pijquan after losses to Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao.Bottom placed Malaga travel to the Camp Nou to play unbeaten Barcelona in the last action of Saturday night. Malaga are winless in the Liga this season but would have some iota of belief after being the only team to not concede a goal to Barcelona in the league last season. Lionel Messi is fit as is Luis Suarez although it is unclear if Gérard Deulofeu would be handed another starting berth.Villarreal and Las Palmas kick off Sunday’s action at the Estadio la Ceramica. Villarreal are one of five unbeaten teams at home in the league with Las Palmas having only one win in their last five.Celta Vigo could go just two points off Atletico Madrid if they get a win at home to Los Rojiblancos at the Balaidos on Sunday afternoon. Atletico though have won on the last four occasions these two teams met and would hope to get back on track after a dismal performance in the Champions League away in Azerbaijan.High-flying Leganes host Athletic Bilbao. Leganes have only lost once in their last five while Athletic Bilbao have won just once in the last five.Real Madrid round off Sunday’s action when they host Eibar at the Santiago Bernabéu. Ronaldo and Benzema both got their first league goals last week away to Getafe and with Gareth Bale still doubtful, goalscoring responsibilities still lies majorly on both of them against an Eibar side who have conceded 17 goals already this term.On Monday Real Sociedad host Espanyol at the Anoeta on the back of a resounding away victory on Europe in midweek while struggling sides Deportivo la Coruna and Girona square up at the Riazor later on Monday Night Football.RelatedValencia On The Brink Of History As Barça And Madrid Travel In Search Of Points.October 27, 2017In “Europe”Easy Wins Expected for Top Sides as La Liga Returns After Tough European MatchesSeptember 29, 2017In “Europe”Difficult Trips For Top Clubs As Barça Seek To Maintain 100% RecordOctober 14, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more

DONEGAL STUDENT’S BUSINESS IDEA IN ANOTHER FINAL!

first_imgDonegal’s hand-picked student entrepreneur, Aidan Robb has just been announced as a finalist in “The Think Outside the Box Awards” which are sponsored by Enterprise Ireland, Invest Northern Ireland, Mammoth Brand Consultancy and Cruickshank Intellectual Property Attorneys.Aidan’s innovative award winning invention “Cargo Defenders” has gained him this amazing opportunity and he will be joined by fellow LYIT student Emelyn Toland in Dublin next week at the finals.The awards are designed for third level students who have a fresh idea for a new business that has bona fide industry potential. There is an incredible first place cash prize of €10,000 to be won plus the opportunity to gain €12,500 worth of specialist advice and assistance to potentially help turn your enterprise idea into a business reality.At just 25-years old LYIT student, Aidan Robb from Kildrum, Carrigans has accomplished a plethora of business achievements.The 2nd year Business Studies student at Letterkenny Institute of Technology has always been business savvy and this is not his first competition to be successful in.  Aidan was also this years’ winner of the inaugural “Dragon Factor” competition spear-headed by Craoibhin Community and Enterprise Group in Termon.“I’m absolutely delighted about being a finalist in the TOTB awards. I think the invaluable experience that I gained at An Craoibhin’s Dragon Factor has helped me reach this point of the competition, hopefully I will be successful in the final,” said Carrigans man Aidan.In February this year, the Dragons were impressed with Aidan’s business acumen, fresh perspective and overall his ground-breaking design which aims to reduce crime theft in the haulage industry. “Cargo Defenders” is a security system aimed at reducing the incidents of theft of cargo transported by side-loaded truck trailers. Aidan says “that cargo theft is a major problem in the EU.According to an EU parliament report in 2007 estimated losses of 8.2 billion euro occurred across the European continent.”An LYIT spokesman said: “The Think Outside the Box Awards offers third level students from all academic disciplines and courses of study the chance to showcase their entrepreneurial ambitions. Aidan is a pleasure to teach as he is so engrossed in the industry. We wish Aidan and his team-mate Emlyn Toland the best of luck in the awards.”for more click: http://www.thinkoutsidetheboxawards.comDONEGAL STUDENT’S BUSINESS IDEA IN ANOTHER FINAL! was last modified: June 9th, 2011 by gregShare 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:CarrigansdonegalLYITlast_img read more

USDA Grain Reports Flash

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By DTN StaffThis article was originally posted at 11:01 a.m. CST. It was last updated at 11:52 a.m.**OMAHA (DTN) — USDA on Monday reported quarterly stocks on September 1 for corn at 2.11 billion bushels and soybeans at 911 million bushels, both coming in lower than the average pre-report estimate by traders.Monday’s Grain Stocks report was bullish for corn and soybeans, neutral for wheat, according to DTN Lead Analyst Todd Hultman.You can also access the full reports here:— Small Grains Summary and quarterly Grain Stocks: https://www.nass.usda.gov/…For DTN’s exclusive audio comments on today’s reports, visit: http://listen.aghost.net/…CORNOld-crop corn came in on Sept. 1 at 2.11 billion bushels (bb), down 1% from last year’s 2.14 bb.With the end of the 2018-19 marketing year, that 2.11 bb carries over as the beginning stocks for the 2019-20 marketing years.The report also shows more usage than expected because the average trader stockpile for Sept. 1 was 2.436 bb.On-farm storage for corn was projected at 753 million bushels (mb), a 22% increase from last year’s on-farm holdings on Sept. 1. Off-farm stocks were projected at 1.36 bb, down 10% from last year’s total.The June-August “disappearance” or usage was 3.09 bb, down slightly from 3.16 bb for the same period in 2018.SOYBEANSUSDA said soybean stocks as of Sept. 1 totaled 913 mb. That’s up 108% from last year, but below the range of pre-report expectations. Traders had expected USDA’s estimate to fall within 940 mb and 1.001 bb.On-farm stocks totaled 265 mb, up 162% from last year, while stocks in off-farm locations totaled 648 mb.Disappearance for the June to August timeframe totaled 870 mb, up 11% from the same period a year prior.USDA revised 2018 production down by 116 mb from its previous estimate, with planted area declining to 89.2 million acres (ma)and harvested acreage dropping to 87.6 ma. The national average yield estimate was revised down 1 bushel per acre (bpa) to 50.6 bpa.WHEATAll wheat stocks as of Sept. 1 totaled 2.38 billion bushels, down slightly from last year. USDA said 776 mb were stored on-farm, while 1.61 bb were stored in off-farm locations. Those numbers are up 23% and down 8% respectively.The June to August disappearance totaled 657 mb, up 11% from the year prior.SMALL GRAINS SUMMARYAll-wheat production totaled 1.96 bb for 2019, up 4% from the revised 2018 total of 1.89 bb. All harvested area came in at 38.1 ma, down 4% from last year as well. Yield was pegged at 51.6 bpa, up 4% from 2018.Breaking down each wheat type, winter wheat was 1.3 bb, up 10% from last year; spring wheat totaled 600 mb, down 4% from last year; and Durum wheat was 57.7 mb, down 26% from a year ago.Barley production was estimated at 171 mb, up 12% from 2018’s production of 154 mb. The average yield was 77.4 bushels, down just .1 bushel per acre from last year. Farmers planted 2.72 ma, up 7% from 2018 and harvested area was 2.21 ma, up 12% from last year.Oat production came in at 54.2 mb, up 1% from 2018. Yield was estimated at 64.4 bpa, down .9 bushels from 2018 for comparable states. Harvested area came in at 842,000 acres, up 2% from last year.**Editor’s Note: Join DTN Analyst Todd Hultman at 12 p.m. CST on Monday, Sept. 30, for a look at what the day’s numbers mean for grain prices. To register, visit: https://dtn.webex.com/…QUARTERLY STOCKS (million bushels)9/1/19AvgHighLow9/1/18Corn2,1142,4362,5112,3702,140Soybeans9139801,001940438Wheat2,3852,3182,4502,2002,390SMALL GRAINS SUMMARY (million bushels)2019-2020 Production9/30/19AvgHighLow2018All Wheat1,9621,9712,0111,9401,884Winter1,3041,3301,3551,3121,184HRW833844860838662SRW239256265250286White232229235225236Spring600585601560623Durum5856585077(BE/AG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Weekly Wrap-up: Android Steals Market Share, Starbucks Goes Free, Google Earth on iPad, And More…

first_imgGaming in the Cloud: OnLive Launches TomorrowWeekly Poll: Is Mailing Your Data to the Cloud the Right Solution?Majority of Tech Experts Think Work Will Be Cloud-Based by 2020, Finds Pew Research CenterReadWriteEnterprise Our channel ReadWriteEnterprise is devoted to ‘enterprise 2.0’ and using social software inside organizations. Android Steals Market Share from iPhoneHackers Port Flash to Jailbroken iOSFrom Your Mouth to a Thousand Ears, New Apps Make Mobile Podcasting EasyMore Mobile Web coverageInternet of ThingsParliament of ThingsMore Internet of Things coverageCheck Out The ReadWriteWeb iPhone App We recently launched the official ReadWriteWeb iPhone app. As well as enabling you to read ReadWriteWeb while on the go or lying on the couch, we’ve made it easy to share ReadWriteWeb posts directly from your iPhone, on Twitter and Facebook. You can also follow the RWW team on Twitter, directly from the app. We invite you to download it now from iTunes. The Startup Toolkit: A Canvas For You to Sketch Your Business FrameworkShould Startups Worry about Their Company Culture?Y Combinator Hosts a Job Fair for Startups TomorrowReadWriteCloud Our channel ReadWriteCloud, sponsored by VMware and Intel, is dedicated to Virtualization and Cloud Computing. Related Posts ReadWriteStart Our channel ReadWriteStart, sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark, is dedicated to profiling startups and entrepreneurs. 5 Ways Google Can Up Its Game Against Office 2010Jive Bets on the Twitter Firehose and the Data Intensified Social EnterpriseOpen-Source Social Network Elgg Launching Hosted ServiceEnjoy your weekend everyone.Subscribe to Weekly Wrap-upYou can subscribe to the Weekly Wrap-up by RSS or by email below.RWW Weekly Wrap-up Email Subscription form: This week’s top story was about that escalating battle we love to watch: Android and iPhone’s fight for market share. We also continued our exploration of the significant Internet trends of 2010: Parliament loves the Internet of Things; augmented reality leader Layar turns 1; and there’s a dream team quietly gathering behind the real-time Web service SuperFeedr. Read on for more.Top Stories of the WeekAndroid Steals Market Share from iPhoneFree Wi-Fi is Just a Small Part of Starbucks’ Plan: Free Access to Paid Content Coming Fall 2010Forrst: Stack Overflow Meets TumblrIceland Passes Proposal to Become ‘New Media Haven’Google Earth on iPad…Wow!More coverage and analysis from ReadWriteWebReal-Time Web ReadWrite Sponsorscenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The Dream Team Quietly Gathering Behind Real-Time Service SuperFeedrLove Big Data? Infochimps Have an API Call for ThatThe Dark Figure Of Social Media: What Can Twitter Teach Criminologists?More Real-Time Web coverage. Don’t miss the next wave of opportunity on the Web supported by real-time technology! Get ReadWriteWeb’s report, The Real-Time Web and its Future.Augmented RealityLayar Celebrates 1st Birthday With New Features and PartnershipsMore Augmented Reality coverageAugmented Reality for Marketers and Developers: Our Newest Research Report We’re pleased to announce ReadWriteWeb’s latest premium report, Augmented Reality for Marketers and Developers: Analysis of the Leaders, the Challenges and the Future. This report will help you develop a sophisticated understanding of Augmented Reality (AR), the mobile and Web technology that places data on top of a user’s view of the physical world. The research included will help you decrease your AR development time to market by learning from the first wave of early adopters. AR offers a new marketing and product paradigm for a high impact, high value customer experience. More than 1,000 AR campaigns were kicked-off last year and we expect to see many more in 2010. In this report, we profile key AR development companies, their campaigns as well as development lessons learned. For more information or to buy the report, visit here.Mobile Web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#web#Weekly Wrap-ups 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Creative Inspiration: Open Source Demo Reels

first_imgLook under the hood of an impressive motion design video – check out this recent reel with corresponding project files.For the aspiring designer it can sometimes be difficult to understand the work that goes into creating impressive motion graphics. For inspiration you may look at tutorials, but without hands-on experience with the project files it’s often challenging to learn increasingly complex techniques.Motion designer, Colin Sebestyen is trying to help solve this problem. When he released his 2014 demo reel he decided to allow people to not only download the demo reel but also download the project files from the demo reel – totally free. The project files give us keen insights into how he meticulously created each VFX scene and serve as a hands-on way of looking into his creative process.When stating his views on what motion designers should do with source files Colin said ” Just as a painting you may own does you no good sitting in your basement unseen, your source files don’t do much backed up on a hard drive”. Below is Colin’s “open source” demo reel:Want to get your hands on those project files? There is step by step instructions on how to download the project files on Colin’s website. The downloads include After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator and Cinema 4D files. Thanks for sharing Colin!Visit Greyscale Gorilla for more info on Colin’s open source project.Thinking of making your next demo reel open source? What do you think of this approach? Share your thoughts/ideas in the comments below!last_img read more

Ind vs Aus: India beat Australia by 5 wickets, to play Pakistan in semis

first_imgIndia beat Australia by five wickets to set-up a World Cup semi-final date with Pakistan. Score | PhotosOnce again it was Yuvraj Singh, who charted India’s win with an all-round performance against the Aussies at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad, on Thursday.First he returned with bowling figures of 10-0-44-2 and then scored an unbeaten 57 to help India beat the four-time World Cup champions in front of a packed Motera stadium. Chasing 261, India got off to a good start with Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar putting 44 runs for the first wicket.In the ninth over Shane Watson got the vital breakthrough scalping Virender Sehwag on 15. He wanted to play a pull but mistimed it towards Michael Hussey at square leg. India lost their first wicket on 44.Soon, Sachin Tendulkar and Gautam Gambhir went on to forge a partnership.Sachin crossed another milestone by scoring more than 18,000 runs in ODIs. But post his half-century, Tendulkar departed with Shaun Tait scalping him on the first ball of the 19th over. He fell for 53 and India lost their second wicket on 94/2.A few minutes later, David Hussey claimed Virat Kohli with a full toss that was hit hard towards the mid-wicket region, but Michael Clarke ensured the ball didn’t go any further. Kohli fell for 24 and India fell to 143/3 in the 29th over.Post Kohli’s fall, Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh batted cautiously to thwart the Aussie plans. Gambhir went on to complete his half-century.But Gambhir’s innings came to a rather bizarre end when he got run out in the 34th after surviving two run out chances. An over earlier Ponting missed a chance and again Yuvraj and Gambhir got involved in a mix up, the two escaped only to see Gambhir walk back on the next ball on 50 with a run out against his name. India lost their fourth wicket on 168.advertisementThen it was the turn of skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to take a walk. He whacked the ball off Brett Lee but Michael Clarke took a blinder in the outfield and he perished on seven. India were 187/5 in 38 overs.Finally Yuvraj Singh (57 not out) and Suresh Raina (34 not out) batted with gusto to see India home in the 48th over of the innings.Australia inningsEarlier, Ricky Ponting scored his fifth World Cup century as Australia scored 260/6 in their stiuplated 50 overs.Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting won the toss and elected to bat. Not an unusual decision considering the nature of the wicket.The wicket looked dry and there will be some turn in offer for the spinners. It was a good move by India captain MS Dhoni to give the ball to offie R Ashwin in the first over. And Ashwin did get the breakthrough albeit a bit late. On the last ball of the 10th over he scalped Shane Watson with his turner that crashed into his stumps. He fell for 25 and Aussies went down to 40/1.Post that wicket, Brad Haddin and Ricky Ponting got on with a fine partnership to put 70 runs for the second wicket. Brad Haddin went on to score his fourth half-century in the World Cup, but he could not carry any further as Yuvraj Singh got the man India wanted.Haddin went for a big hit off Yuvraj but failed to get the desired elevation and Suresh Raina took a fine catch to dismiss him on 53. Aussies lost their second wicket on 110/2.Yuvraj, who is on a purple patch at the World Cup, came up with another vital breakthrough to send Aussie vice-captain Michael Clarke home. A top edge off Clarke’s bat was taken by Zaheer Khan at mid-wicket. He departed for eight and Australia fell to 140/3 in the 31st over.Then it was the turn of paceman Zaheer Khan to join the party and he did it by scalping Michael Hussey with his slower ball that pitched on the off and turned in a little to take the batsman’s off stump. Australia lost their fourth wicket on 150.Later, Zaheer struck back to send back Cameron White on 12 with a caught and bowled written against his name. And Aussies went down to 190/5 in 41.2 overs.Towards the end of the innings, Ponting and David Hussey got on with a good partnership. They even took the Batting Powerplay to up the tempo in the 44th over. Ponting went on to complete his fifth World Cup and 30th ODI ton. Deep into the 49th over R Ashwin scalped Ponting on 104 with Zaheer Khan performing the final rites to reduce Australia to 245/6.advertisementFinally, David Hussey and Mitchell Johnson added 15 runs for the seventh wicket to help Australia score 260/6 against India.last_img read more