Fresh look for 52nd iconic Mary from Dungloe Festival

first_imgThe Mary From Dungloe Festival has had a makeover and become an International Arts Festival. What does that mean to the visitors who come every year? Lots of new types of music events; more cultural offerings and definitely something for everyone.Following a major overhaul of the iconic Festival in its 52nd year, there is a fresh new look. Returning to its roots, the Festival will feature over 80 events and performances spread over 10 days. Dungloe will come alive with sounds of Jazz, Rock, Brass, Hip Hop, Classical, Swing, Folk, Blues, Trad and Country. There will also be story telling, poetry, dance, theatre and loads of events for the kids too.  Find the full programme now on www.maryfromdungloe.ieThis year on the Gig Rig, the one and only Daniel O’Donnell will delight his fans by joining other legendary country music stars for a Sunday Afternoon Concert on July 28th. Goats Don’t Shave will also be performing this year as the opening act for the Festival on Saturday 27th July. At the Waterfront Hotel, there will be a number of events including the glorious Swing Time Starlets (Sunday 28th July) and the Festival Fashion Show (Tues 30th July) with the new collections from Paris.KEELAN AND THE CAUSEWAYS8PM, SUNDAY 4 AUGUST – MAIN STAGE DUNGLOETEA DANCE WITH DAVE MARTIN5.30PM TUESDAY 30 JULYWaltz the afternoon away with Dave Martin at the Midway Bar Function RoomIn addition to enjoying local and regional musicians performing on Main Street every day, festival goers can attend workshops, exhibitions and theatre productions, including ‘The History of Ireland’ by Actor John D Ruddy and Irish Folklore Story Telling by Séamus Mac Annaidh, Novelist and Historian. MANNY MAN2.30PM, THURSDAY 1 AUGUSTIonad Teampall ChroineCLASSICAL CONCERT: IRISH AIRS8PM, FRIDAY 2 AUGUSTJoin sopranos Ruth Gallagher and PatriciaGoggins, along with pianist Herta Kelly, for acandlelit evening of vocal duets and solos at St. Crones ChurchThe festival will also go green this year and there were will be an environmental and clean coasts workshop to attend. In true Festival Style, the organisers have added the Donegal Artisans Fair, featuring local craftspeople and artists who will demonstrate local skills as well as sell their one-off creations. DONEGAL ARTISANS FAIR11AM – 8PMTUESDAY 30 & WEDNESDAY 31 JULYThere will also be The Dungloe Street Food Day, offering a large selection of speciality food trucks, accompanied by local buskers. Also for those who enjoy the outdoor life, there are sporting events, walks,and Wild Atlantic Way adventures. DUNGLOE STREET FOOD EVENT11AM – 5PM, SATURDAY 3 AUGUSTThe contestants for the Mary From Dungloe 2019 crown are, as always, diverse and hail from all over the world. This year we welcome a Construction Project Manager, award winning Journalist and a contestant from India. The Festival will culminate in the Crowning Ceremony live on TG4 on Sunday August 4th.  14-year-old Conor Marcus from Loughinisland in County Down will be a surprise guest at the final weekend of the MFD Festival this year.MEGA-TRAD9.30PM, TUESDAY 30TH JULYHead to Dungloe from July 27th to August 5th for another great festival!See the full programme and ticket info on www.maryfromdungloe.ieAbout The Mary From Dungloe International Arts FestivalThe Mary From Dungloe International Arts Festival began 52 years ago and is one of the largest, longest-running events in Ireland. This festival features work from nationally recognized artists and local creators. For more information visit https://maryfromdungloe.ie/ or email mfdfestival@gmail.com. Tickets can be purchased from https://www.eventbrite.ie/ or the Festival Office at 13 Main Street, Dungloe.  Fresh look for 52nd iconic Mary from Dungloe Festival was last modified: July 20th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:dungloeEntertainmentmary from dungloe international arts festivalsummer eventsWhat’s on?last_img read more

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Sight Is More than Having Eyeballs

first_imgThe brain is integrally involved with eyes to make vision meaningful and responsive.A computer is useless without software. In the same way, the “hardware” of the eyes does not see anything. It’s the integration of the eyes with the brain and with programmed processes that allows us to make sense of the visual world—including reading this article right now. Here are a few of the fascinating ways this interaction works, as revealed in new scientific discoveries.Circuit in the Eye Relies on Built-in Delay to See Small Moving Objects (Science Daily). A programmed delay keeps us from getting overwhelmed with detail when moving our heads. “When we move our head, the whole visual world moves across our eyes,” the article says. “Yet we can still make out a bee buzzing by or a hawk flying overhead, thanks to unique cells in the eye called object motion sensors.” The programmed delay ensures that “information from the central field of view and from the periphery arrive at the object motion sensor at the same time.” All this involves specific cells, proteins and genes at the molecular level, but that’s why you can detect the difference between a hawk flying slowly and the clouds in the background.Neuroscience: Tiny Eye Movements Link Vision and Attention (Current Biology). You try to hold a camera steady, but eyes are not like cameras. “A new study shows that the tiny eye movements we make while holding our gaze on a point of interest are associated with brief, attention-like changes in the sensitivity of visual neurons,” Adam P. Morris writes. These movements, indeed, are essential to vision, even though we are unaware of them.Textbooks sometimes use the analogy of a camera to teach students about human vision. Although the analogy has value, it encourages the false notion that our brain constructs our visual experience from still images of the outside world. The brain’s cameras — the eyes — are never truly stationary, even when we feel that our gaze is locked on a point in the visual scene. As a result, the input to the brain is a jerky, drifting, and disjointed image stream. How does the brain make sense of this input? A study by Chen et al. published recently in Current Biology suggests that a class of tiny eye movements known as ‘microsaccades’ are closely linked with mechanisms that prioritize how visual information is processed over space and time. Recording from single neurons in alert macaque monkeys, the authors show that neurons in the frontal eye fields and superior colliculus become especially sensitive to visual input just before the onset of these tiny eye movements (Figures 1A,B). Moreover, this enhancement is spatially specific — albeit coarsely — such that the region of the visual field that is prioritized depends on the direction of the eye movement (Figures 1C,D). These changes in visual sensitivity resemble those seen in experiments that manipulate visual attention. This suggests that, even at very fine temporal and spatial scales, sensory and oculomotor systems act in concert to coordinate visual processing.Morris has no explanation for how this arose, except to say in passing it makes for a nice “evolutionary strategy for vision in primates” (see “sophoxymoronia” in the Darwin Dictionary).How the brain can stop action on a dime (Science Daily). Don’t take for granted your ability to slam on the brakes when seeing a red light. Rapid response is critical for everyday function. Neuroscientists at Johns Hopkins identified the part of the brain that makes this possible: the basal forebrain, a part of the brain mostly known for regulating sleep.  Counterintuitive as that sounds, the researchers pinpointed the area during experiments with rats offered rewards in response to flashing lights. “Understanding how these cells are involved in this form of self-control expands our knowledge of the normal brain circuits involved in everyday decision-making,” one of the researchers explained, “and will be absolutely critical to developing future treatments and therapies for diseases and disorders with impaired reactive inhibition as a symptom.”Shifts of Gamma Phase across Primary Visual Cortical Sites Reflect Dynamic Stimulus-Modulated Information Transfer (PLoS Biology). This technical paper relates “complex and flexible behavior” to the individual neurons that fire in the visual cortex. “By recording neural activity and measuring information flow between multiple locations in visual cortex during the presentation of Hollywood movies,” they say, “we found that the arrangement of the phase of gamma oscillations at different locations indicated the presence of waves propagating along the cortical tissue.” As they watched the watchers, they found that “the propagation of gamma oscillations may reconfigure dynamically the directional flow of cortical information during sensory processing.”We’ve all got a blind spot, but it can be shrunk (Current Biology). Perhaps you’ve done the finger experiments that reveal your blind spot. Since the optic nerve contains no rods or cones, its exit from the retina leaves a portion of vision absent. You would be aware of holes in the visual field if your brain did not “fill in” those spots with similar details detected by the retina surrounding those spots. For what it’s worth, Australian researchers found that you can reduce the size of the blind spot by about 10% with training, but it only works with one eye at a time. What’s worthwhile, Science Daily notes, is that similar training might help those with macular degeneration partially compensate for lost vision.Attentive tracking of sound sources (Current Biology). Just as the brain can make the eyes focus on something interesting in the visual field, it can tune the ears to pay closer attention to a sound in a noisy environment. We’ve all experienced the “cocktail party problem,” trying to focus on a friend’s voice in a noisy room. Researchers found that even when nothing about a sound is kept constant (timbre, pitch, or semantics), participants were able to “track sound sources through feature space with a movable focus of attention.”Update 9/23/15: Like a foreman, brain region keeps us on task (Science Daily). “If you sometimes feel like you have a little foreman in your head who keeps you on track while you work step-by-step through a sequence of tasks, you aren’t far off,” this article begins. “In new research, Brown University scientists report evidence that a particular part of the brain is responsible for exactly that function.” This everyday task of internally monitoring our inputs is routed through a network called the “rostrolateral prefontal cortex (RLPFC), an area of neurons situated in the front of your brain.” It’s the first step in cognitive control of our actions. “The health consequences are big” when this area is disrupted.“The seeing eye, and the hearing ear, the Lord has made them both” (Proverbs 20:12).Do you see why studying creation in detail promotes worship of the Creator who designed these things? That’s why we report them. They’re not just sterile facts. They’re realities that call for a response. The right response is exhibited in Psalm 104, Psalm 111:1-4, and Psalm 139. The wrong response is to be unthankful in spite of the clear evidence for design (Romans 1:18-21).Jeremiah condemned “foolish and senseless people who have eyes, but see not, who have ears, but hear not” (Jeremiah 5:21, cited by Jesus in Mark 8:18). Eyes were created for seeing (and understanding); ears were made for hearing (and perceiving) the truth about God (Isaiah 6), because their design points to Him.You can respond rightly today. Come to the light (John 3:16-21). Repent of your unthankfulness. Open your eyes, and glorify God for your body, and with your body. Then the light will fill your whole being with joy (Matthew 6:22-23).Heaven above is softer blue,Earth around is sweeter green;Something lives in every hueChristless eyes have never seen:Birds with gladder songs o’erflow,Flow’rs with deeper beauties shine,Since I know, as now I know,I am His, and He is mine.—George Wade Robinson (Visited 58 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Play the change you want to see – at home or at work

first_imgJohannesburg, Wednesday 11 June 2014 – Brand South Africa today launched its 13 part Play Your Part TV Series, which debuts on SABC2 on Sunday 15 June 2014, at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg.  The series which is aimed at profiling ordinary South Africans doing extraordinary things that make South Africa the country that inspires people the world over, is hosted by Kabelo Mabelane.  The series is intended to inspire others to play their part and do ordinary things that make an extraordinary difference in the lives of others.These are some of the stories of South Africans who play their part:“Originally, I was inspired by my late parents who raised and tutored many children, irrespective of their family background,” says Mercy Senyatsi, a life orientation teacher at Dr. A.M.S Makunyane Secondary School in Polokwane, Limpopo. Throughout her career Senyatsi says she has been touched by the plight of orphaned and vulnerable children. She is living up to her name, bringing mercy and hope into the lives of those who most desperately need it.“By using the bicycle as a lure to keep youth away from drugs, substance abuse, and teenage pregnancy and growing the numbers of gangs,” says Trevor Knowlden. “In 2004 I founded Freewheelers Cycling Club to provide a healthy alternative to youth of Steenberg in the Western Cape. We take Youth from various surrounding communities on mountain biking and road cycling outings.”“I have worked with Krazifizix Educational Club from 2011 as the co-founder, administrator, club event coordinator and maths tutor to grade 8-10 learners,” says 18 year old Emmanuel Khumalo of KwaMashu Durban.“In November 2013, I launched Numbers Foundation, a non-profit organisation with the main objective of providing extra lesson tuition, fight bullying and discrimination and aimed at getting kids of the streets and into homes and back to school. We believe that education, shelter and love are important. My name is Emmanuel Khumalo, I am 18 years old and I live in KwaMashu, Durban and my story is of educational change. I am the founder and the president of Numbers Foundation, a foundation aimed at improving and changing our country.“Since inception we have reached over 1200 learners, through working with local high schools in the district and local churches. Our method of delivery is by facilitating workshops in career skills, communication skills and learning. Curriculums have been developed, revised and adapted from various resources for the learning areas. Working with the youth and local stakeholders has demonstrated that there is a need and huge gap for the work we do.” Sela Emothonjeni, in East London Eastern Cape, was founded in 2011 by Amanda Fononda who believes they are catalysts for education and social entrepreneurship.“To Mercy, Trevor, Emmanuel, Amanda, Noah we would like to thank you for Playing Your Part,” says Mr Miller Matola, Brand SA CEO.  “As Brand SA we acknowledge neither government nor business can solve South Africa’s challenges alone. Please continue playing your part.”Play Your Part programme is about realising not everyone can afford to donate thousands of rands to a worthy cause, however if we all contribute what we can when we can, together we can make a tangible difference. Our collective impact when each South African plays their part (whether monetary or time) is immeasurable.“There are amazing people doing amazing things every day, in every part of our country, and the play your part platform is perfect for you to share your stories, and to celebrate each other as citizens of our wonderful country,” says Sithembile Ntombela, Brand Manager Brand SA.Play Your Part is a nationwide campaign created to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship in South Africa.  It aims to lift the spirit of our nation by inspiring all South Africans to contribute to positive change by becoming involved and doing; because a nation of do-ers is what can significantly change perceptions and realities.Individual actions have a collective impact; Play Your Part believes together as a nation, we can leave a legacy of a better South Africa for its people.Now it is time to play YOUR part…Do you know of an individual or organisation making a difference in your community?Have you done something to improve your community, or do you run or work for an organisation that has made a difference in the lives of people?Do you have any suggestions on what good deeds people could do to make a difference in their community?{loadposition press_release}last_img read more

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CloudStack: Filling Two Niches In Open-Source Enterprise Cloud Management

first_imgCloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… If you look at cloud computing, you might think, based on the hype, that enterprise-cloud management systems like OpenStack, OpenNebula or Eucalyptus have things wrapped up. But ignore CloudStack at your own peril, because this is a product that deserves a look by IT organizations ready to move into the cloud.All of these products belong to a class of software known as enterprise cloud management, and they are what large companies use to create a hybrid or private cloud environment. They are all – importantly – also open source. That matters because virtualization giant VMware wants to play in this space, too, with it’s own proprietary solutions. More on that later.CloudStack’s readiness was demonstrated quite clearly earlier this week with the release of Apache CloudStack 4.0.0-incubating, a rather unfortunate name that undercuts the serious maturity of this cloud orchestration platform and its capability to be a big star on this increasingly crowded stage.CloudStack Is No Spring ChickenDefining CloudStack is a tricky; as a cloud orchestration platform, it is essentially a traffic cop that manages different cloud-based resources from one place. It’s the software that responds to any requests for more cloud resources and grants those requests by actually spinning up new servers. Or putting them at rest when the servers are not needed anymore.CloudStack is the brainchild of Citrix – a company that, until April, was working with the OpenStack Project, then led by Rackspace. What happened in April was unexpected: Citrix pulled out of OpenStack and donated its existing CloudStack project to the Apache Software Foundation, an non-profit organization that’s home to projects like the Apache Web server and big-data rock star Hadoop.Apache Software Foundation Is Not A LoserDespite the excellent company, some critics of CloudStack saw this as a loser’s gambit, perceiving the ASF as a place where software projects go to die. Given the presence of the aforementioned Apache and Hadoop, and a whole slew of other great projects, that perception is, quite simply, dumb. CloudStack’s release this week had some serious new features, demonstrating that this software is ready to rock.Of course, the perception of Apache as an elephant’s graveyard may have been framed by the previous big-name open source project to be donated to the ASF: OpenOffice.org, which Oracle gave to the ASF in February. But those circumstances were a lot different: Oracle had so bungled the development of OpenOffice.org, there had been a fork of the project in late 2010. Donating OpenOffice.org to the ASF was widely seen as a mercy-killing, though to be fair, Apache OpenOffice is slowly revving up to speed again.CloudStack had none of those problems, and exists quite nicely in its new Apache confines. The “incubating” moniker doesn’t refer to the maturity of the software, but rather CloudStack’s incubator status that all new Apache projects have to undergo to get their governances and licenses to match the ASF’s way of doing things.That’s a key distinction, because a lot of detractors tend to think of the open source cloud computing sector as immature, just because OpenStack is that way. On the contrary, CloudStack is a very mature product that’s ready to be deployed right now.CloudStack’s Place In The CloudCloudStack has two big niches that it’s working to fill. First, there are companies that want to start deploying new cloud workloads or want to shift their legacy virtual machines to something more cloud-y, according to Apache CloudStack committer (and former ReadWrite scribe) Joe Brockmeier.CloudStack also works well with managed service providers who already host virtual machines and want to have a turn-key solution to host a public cloud for their customers.Nuts And BoltsThis may not sound like terribly exciting stuff, but the nut and bolts of cloud technology are surprisingly important. The fact is, CloudStack is farther along than some its perceived competitors, like OpenStack. And it’s a good thing too, because the real competitor for all of these open source cloud platforms will soon be VMware.VMware is feeling its way in cloud space right now, like a giant in a dark room. Offerings like VMware vCloud Suite and a cautious participation in OpenStack Project development are hints of the company’s tentative approach. But pretty much every player in this space knows that as soon as VMware finds the light switch and turns it on, all hell is going to break loose. VMware will cast itself as the de facto king of the cloud, just as it claimed to be the king of virtualization.This is why software offerings like CloudStack are so important to open source alternatives continuing to thrive in cloud management. Usable open source cloud software is here now, and the myth of it being not ready for prime time should be regarded as just that – a myth.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. brian proffitt Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Tags:#cloud computing#enterprise last_img read more

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Goa journalists shocked at new accreditation guidelines

first_imgPanaji: The Goa Union of Journalists(GUJ) on Tuesday expressed shock at a new set of “Guidelines for accreditation of media organisation and their representatives” issued by the Goa Legislature Secretariat which proposes to govern passes to mediapersons covering the Assembly proceedings. “The guidelines strike at the very root of the freedom of speech and the right to be informed — both of which are at the core of our fundamental rights as citizens — and more than being an enabler are designed to block access for a majority of media houses and their representatives for covering the Assembly,” said a GUJ press release issued by its president Kishore Gaonkar. It demanded that the guidelines be withdrawn immediately or modified to ensure that no bona fide news organisation and journalist was denied entry to cover Assembly sessions.Naik Gaonkar, president of the GUJ, which represents nearly 200 working journalists, told The Hindu that the body would write to speaker Pramod Sawant asking him to withdraw the guidelines. “Goa is a small state, where very few newspapers have a circulation of more than 15,000 and there is no question of news portals getting 10,000 page views. Going by the guidelines, there will not be more than four journalists who will qualify to cover the assembly session,” he said adding that this was a regressive step in every way and gives the impression that those involved in decision-making are not interested in allowing journalists to cover Assembly proceedings. Interestingly, the guidelines have come a month after a journalist representing a mobile news message service was banned from the Assembly premises after his digital news service gave details related to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s health. A senior legislative secretariat official said the set of norms were based on the guidelines followed by Parliament for accreditation of journalists.GUJ also demanded that a fresh set of guidelines be brought in consultation with the GUJ and the Press Accreditation Committee of the Goa Legislature Secretariat.last_img read more

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Reyes: Japan and Taipei ‘very similar’

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Reyes will parade the same lineup on Monday vs Taipei at Smart Araneta coliseum with naturalized player Andray Blatche and chief point guard Jayson Castro William leading the way.Completing the roster are June Mar Fajardo, Gabe Norwood, Calvin Abueva, Japeth Aguilar, Allein Maliksi, Troy Rosario, Kevin Alas, Roger Pogoy, Matthew Wright, and Kiefer Ravena.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 shutoutThough Reyes didn’t make any changes and opted to keep Raymond Almazan, Mac Belo, and Carl Bryan Cruz in the team’s reserve list, he made it clear that he wasn’t satisfied with how the Philippines played against Japan.“Obviously, I’m not (satisfied). Even far from it. But the important thing is we won, so we’ll take that,” he said, hammering to his boys of the mistakes they committed against the Akatsuki Five, namely the paltry field goal shooting, the high turnover rate, and the opposing team’s offensive rebounding. Photo from Fiba.comGilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes said the similarities between Japan and Chinese Taipei made him decide not to tinker with the lineup.“We decided to no longer make any changes with our roster because Japan and Chinese Taipei are very similar in their make up. We won, so why make a change?” Reyes said Sunday after wrapping up the team’s afternoon practice session at Meralco Gym.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Blatche expects Taipei to play zone, says Gilas has to make shotscenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel PLAY LIST 01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ LATEST STORIES The Philippines is coming off a 77-71 win over Japan on Friday in Tokyo but Reyes warned his wards against complacency. “There’s a chance that they can always spring some surprises against us and were unable to do that in their game against Australia.”“We know them pretty well. A lot of their players are the players that we’ve played with against before. So we focused on their individual tendencies and just knowing the players we’re guarding. We just have to be prepared,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortlast_img read more

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10 months agoTottenham attacker Son: Only bad luck stopping trophy push

first_imgTottenham attacker Son: Only bad luck stopping trophy pushby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham attacker Heung-Min Son says they deserve to win a trophy this season.The South Korean – who has now scored 10 goals in his last 10 games – believes all Tottenham need is a change in fortune to land their first silverware under Mauricio Pochettino.”We are just a bit unlucky for me, to be honest,” he said. “We are close all the time.”People are thinking ‘ahhh it’s Spurs’, but we believe, always this team believe in the title, but sometimes you just have to have luck, with a long season.”We can win, we deserve to win. The players deserve to win something.”Of course the pressure is going to be big [to win the title] but we have to just enjoy and bring positive energy, this is the most important.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Womens Soccer Ohio State scores eight goals in win over Morehead State

After coming off of a cancelled home-opening match against Duquesne last Sunday, Ohio State regained momentum after its win over No. 5 Florida by gaining an 8-0 victory against Morehead State.Ohio State (2-2) tied for the third-most goals in one single game in school history. Freshmen forward Emaly Vatne scored three of the eight goals in Thursday night’s win, recording the 15th hat trick in Ohio State history, scoring in the 41st, 68th and 73rd minutes against Morehead State. Vatne said she is most proud of her team’s professionalism on the field tonight. “We approached this game with a really good attitude,” Vatne said. “We didn’t let up in one moment of the game, so I think that’s something we should really be proud of.”In the 22nd minute, freshmen defender/midfielder Talani Barnett notched a goal from eight yards inside the right post, giving Ohio State the early lead. A minute later, freshmen forward Kayla Fischer found success by scoring a goal in the first half, recording her third goal of the year. Junior midfielder Alyssa Baumbick also picked up two goals, resulting in her first pair of goals of the season.   In the 57th minute, sophomore forward Marissa Birzon, crossed over from the left wing to tally Ohio State’s fifth goal of the night.     Vatne said, as a group, Ohio State really found a rhythm and were able to capitalize on the moments when they got the opportunity to play. Head coach Lori Walker-Hock spoke about the importance of gaining confidence looking ahead to conference play in a couple of weeks. Walker-Hock also said the best part of this kind of a game is being able to get a lot of people on the field and gaining some experience. “That’s where a game like this really benefits us is getting that experience for some of our young players and clearly our young players connected pretty good tonight,” Walker-Hock said. The Buckeyes will resume action this Sunday as they take on Notre Dame at 1 p.m at Alumni Stadium. read more

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Shoji aware Lukaku is not the only threat in the Belgium

first_imgAhead of the last-16 clash between Japan and Belgium, defender Gen Shoji said he is up for the challenge and is well aware what exactly he needs to be prepared for.Even though Lukaku might be Shoji’s direct opponent in the fixture, he is not Belgium’s only attacking option. Eden Hazard and Dries Mertens are just some other names who could easily find the back of the net of Japan’s goal.“I do feel I will be faced with Lukaku quite a lot. In preparation of the match, I think I have to overcome him mentally,” Shoji said, according to FourFourTwo.“Yes, we are facing Belgium, a formidable foe, but I’d like to be mentally prepared.”Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.Akira Nishino, manager of Japan, said he has already talked with Eiji Kawashima after some not normal mistakes the goalkeeper made in the group stage.“He’s a perfectionist,” Nishino said.“[After] the first and second matches, I actually had a chat with him, personally. His position, his play, we discussed for quite a long time. ”“He’s the only one who’s played as a goalkeeper in Europe. And he self-analysed his play very well.”last_img read more

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Fred explains his adaptation to England

first_imgThe Manchester United footballer played in his native Brazil and in Ukraine, and this will be his first season in the English Premier LeagueFor Brazilian footballer, Fred, adapting to the English Premier League is not easy.But the Manchester United player is doing all he can to adapt quickly to his new competition and team.When asked about how his English is going, he said: “I managed to do some classes in Ukraine but people there didn’t really speak English. They spoke Russian so that’s what I learned there. I didn’t get to practice much English but now I’m here and I’m going to classes.”“I want to learn as quickly as possible because I know it will help me to integrate and adapt here. I already know a lot of sentences, many words – ‘How are you?’ I know how to communicate. I’m studying so hopefully I will be better in no time,” he said to the club’s official website.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“The first time I got a car it felt really different to drive on the opposite side. In other countries it’s different and here the ‘right’ side seems weird.”“On the first day when I arrived during pre-season, I went to the training ground and they left a car for me to drive to the hotel. I had to figure it out and learn. Now it’s okay, I’ve adapted to that and slowly I will adapt even more,” he commented.Would he give his younger self any advice?“I don’t think I would give any advice. When we are kids we live without thinking about the consequences. We do things our own way, we make mistakes but those are all lessons to learn. If, when I was I, child, I hadn’t done the right and wrong things I’ve done I wouldn’t be here today.”last_img read more

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