McHugh named manager of Finn Harps U15 team

first_imgFinn Harps veteran Kevin McHugh has being confirmed as the club’s first U15 manager for the inaugural League of Ireland season at this age group.Apart from his illustrious senior playing career, McHugh also has impressive coaching qualifications and has enjoyed huge success, coaching Donegal Schoolboy sides over the past three years.“We’re delighted with the appointment of Kevin who has been a great playing servant of the club but alongside that over the past three years he has enjoyed great success with Donegal Schoolboys sides and he also has very good coaching qualifications” said Finn Harps Secretary John Campbell. The Killea man has managed Donegal to national and Foyle Cup titles whilst developing boys for the international stage.McHugh’s county teams are right up there with the best in the country, making him one of the top coaches not just in Donegal but in the Northwest.The Finn Harps Board has agreed to McHugh’s request to allow him to fulfill his commitments with the Donegal Schoolboys squad right up until he is ready to take charge of the Finn Harps U15s.“The Finn Harps Board and Kevin has had lengthy discussions regarding player selection. He believes strongly that Finn Harps FC as the county’s only senior team, should prioritize looking after young players from the Donegal and Inishowen League areas first and foremost,” Mr Campbell concluded. McHugh named manager of Finn Harps U15 team was last modified: November 29th, 2016 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

CattleWomen’s Corner: Beef Wellington for two for Valentine’s Day

first_imgThis recipe for Valentine’s beef Wellington for two is from the Tehama County Farm Bureau News.2 filet mignon steaks, 1.25 inch thick2 tablespoons oil, divided1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons butter8 ounces chopped white mushrooms1 clove garlic, minced1/2 teaspoon dried thyme2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons sour cream1 sheet puff pastry defrosted1 eggDirections1. Take steaks out of refrigerator, place on plate rubbed with 1 tablespoon oil and 1 teaspoon …last_img

Brazilians fall for Bloemfontein

first_img17 June 2009The football fans of Mangaung/Bloemfontein are well known in South Africa as being among the country’s most vociferous, charismatic, and hospitable followers of the beautiful game.And now the city’s warmth and love of the game has received the highest praise, after an enjoyable few days spent in the “City of Roses” by Brazil’s superstar Seleçao at the start of the Fifa Confederations Cup.The Brazilians arrived in Mangaung/Bloemfontein on 11 June and held an open training session at the Seisa Ramabodu Stadium the next day, which was attended by thousands of ecstatic fans clamouring to see the likes of Kaka, Robinho, Alexandre Pato and Dani Alves in the heart of the area’s Rocklands township.For South Africa’s organisers, it has been important to give ordinary football fans a taste of the tournament and its stars. And for the Brazilians, training in a familiar-looking favela and entertaining the football-loving locals was clearly equally important.With the team’s welcome matched by good logistical preparations and facilities and the city’s first game seeing Brazil overcome Egypt in a 4-3 thriller at the Free State Stadium on Monday, excitement in the city is sky-high.“I’ve really enjoyed being in Bloemfontein a lot,” said the team’s 2002 World Cup-winning midfielder, Gilberto Silva, after the game against Egypt. “We’ve had a good experience here. Everyone’s very happy with the conditions and the organisation.“We had a very good crowd at our training sessions and at the match, and it’s been great seeing the passion people here have for the game,” Silva added. “They’ve been singing and dancing all the time.”For the decorated former Arsenal player, who now plays for Greek club Panathinaikos, the Confederations Cup – and Brazil – is set to get even better over the next few days.“It’s been a fantastic competition, and I am sure it will get even better,” Silva said. “We are very excited to be playing in a very important competition.”One of the biggest names in the game, Kaka, was even more effusive in his praise of the locals.“This is exactly the World Cup in Africa we were longing for and that we were expecting,” Kaka said. “It’s great to see the passion people here have for the game and how they celebrate and enjoy us being here. I am sure the World Cup next year will be even better.”The Brazilian team’s media officer, Rodrigo Pavia, said his message to the Brazilian press and the team’s multitudes of supporters back home was that their reception and experience in South Africa has been “wonderful”.“Everything’s been great,” Pavia said. “The hotels, the structure and the stadium. In Brazil we don’t have any stadiums like [Free State stadium]. The pitch was OK and the security perfect.“Everyone here in South Africa has been really nice, and our open training session was wonderful, amazing,” Pavia added. “The fans danced and sang throughout. We have the same kind of atmosphere and way of life in Brazil, and the players have really enjoyed being here.”Having charmed their way into the hearts of Mangaung/Bloemfontein, the Seleçao are now in Tshwane/Pretoria for Thursday’s game against the United States at Loftus Versfeld Stadium – and their highly anticipated, sold-out clash against current world champions Italy at the same venue on Saturday.The most popular football team on the planet can rest assured that the reception they receive in Pretoria will be equally warm and friendly.Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committeelast_img read more

Qatar Airways A350 XWB unveiled

first_imgAirbus has unveiled a special livery for its latest and fourth Airbus A350 XWB (Extra Wide Body) celebrating its largest customer for the type Qatar Airways, which will also be the first to take delivery. The new color scheme was unveiled on Tuesday February 4th in Toulouse.Qatar Airways CEO, Akbar Al Baker, Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier and Didier Evrard, Executive Vice President Head of A350 XWB program took part in the ceremony revealing the special customer livery. (L to R in picture left)The Doha based airline is the biggest customer for the A350XWB with 80 aircraft on order. Airbus and Qatar Airways are working closely together to ensure a successful entry-into-service of this all-new aircraft from day one.The aircraft will soon join the A350 XWB flight test fleet for external noise and lightning tests, avionics development & certification and training for first customer pilots & maintenance teams.“I am pleased with what I have seen during my visit. It gives me every confidence that the program is well on track for our first delivery in 2014. At Qatar Airways, we are eager to open a new chapter of efficient and comfortable air travel and the A350 XWB will do this for us.  The aircraft will give us that extra edge in economics and comfort to further boost our route expansion.” commented Akbar Al Baker.Early this year MSN 3 completed cold weather tests. The trials were conducted at Iqaluit, Canada where the temperature was as low as – 28C! The tests included APU and engine starts following cold soak, verification of system behavior, low-speed taxiing, rejected takeoffs, and performing a local flight.The same aircraft  – MSN 3 – will appear at next week’s Singapore Air Show in the tropical heat. It will conduct the types first ever air show flying display on both, the 11th and 12th of February.last_img read more

Growing degree days and emergence timing

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Matt Hutcheson, CCA, Product Manager, Seed Consultants, Inc.A great deal of field work has been done over the past few weeks. As corn is being planted across the eastern Corn Belt and another growing season has begun, it will be time to walk and scout fields. Once corn is planted, the next critical event will be uniform emergence. Many producers have read or heard that it takes about 100 to 120 Growing Degree Days (GDDs) for corn to emerge, but what does that mean?A GDD (also referred to as Growing Degree Units) is a calculation based on daily high and low temperatures. This calculation helps to predict stages of growth in corn based on an accumulation of heat units or GDDs. The basic formula for calculating GDDs is: add the daily maximum temperature to the daily minimum, divide by 2, then subtract 50. The value calculated by this formula is the total number of GDDs accumulated in one day. It is a fairly simple equation with a few limitations: The highest maximum temperature that can be used in the equation is 86 degrees F (even if actual temps are higher) and the lowest value for the low temperature that can be used is 50 degrees F (even if actual temps are lower). The reason for these limits is that corn growth and development is significantly reduced and/or stopped at temperatures above 86 degrees F and below 50 degrees F.When daily accumulations of GDDs (accumulated after planting) add up to a total of 100 to 120GDDs, corn seedlings should be emerging. While watching fields for corn to emerge this spring, keep in mind that daily temperature fluctuations will play a significant role in determining the period of time between planting and emergence.last_img read more