first_imgST Eunan’s are celebrating a double today – after their reserves won the county championship.Following in the footsteps of the Senior team, the Letterkenny men overcame Dungloe in the county final replay at MacCumhaill Park today.It was a low-scoring affair with both sides level for long periods, but Eunan’s ran out winners by 0-09 to 0-02.  GAA: ST EUNAN’S SEAL RESERVE CHAMPIONSHIP IN WIN OVER DUNGLOE was last modified: November 15th, 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) Tags:dungloeSt Eunanslast_img read more

SA restaurants are world’s best

first_imgLe Quartier Français is one of the world’s top 40 restaurants. (Image: Le Quartier Français) Margot Janse, the restaurant’s executive chef. (Image: Le Quartier Français) The tranquil exterior of La Colombe, situated on the Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate. (Image: La Colombe) Rust en Vrede is over 400 years old. (Image: Rust en Vrede)Janine ErasmusFind out more about using materialFive acclaimed South African restaurants, all located in the Western Cape province, have made it to the latest edition of San Pellegrino’s prestigious list of the 100 best eating establishments in the world.They are Le Quartier Français in Franschoek (37); La Colombe in Constantia (38); Jardine (79) and Aubergine (96), both in Cape Town; and Rust en Vrede in Stellenbosch (98), whose converted cellar setting is also a national monument.Only five southern hemisphere restaurants made it into the top 50, with two from Australia and one from Brazil accompanying South Africa’s duo. However, with five in the top 100, compared to Australia’s three and Brazil’s two, South Africa’s Western Cape has clearly proven itself as the southern hemisphere destination of choice for fine dining.South African Tourism acting CEO Didi Moyle was full of praise for the five local tourist magnets, saying that the awards send out the clear message to gastronomes of the world that South Africa is a delicious destination. “This is a fantastic achievement not only for these establishments, but also for South Africa, which positions itself globally as a destination of superb and varied dining and wining.”Beautiful settingAll of the South African winners consider atmosphere and history to be as important a part of their allure as is their food, wine and amenities.Le Quartier Français was described by the San Pellegrino judges as a heavenly rural retreat, whose “beautiful setting is matched only by the sublime food that emerges from the kitchen of its flagship restaurant, The Tasting Room”.Relais & Chateaux Grand Chef Margot Janse, who runs Le Quartier, was ecstatic. “It’s an incredible feeling,” she enthused. “The world is beginning to see what great dining they can experience in South Africa. The great showing by South African restaurants is an incredible achievement for South African cuisine.”The original Le Quartier buildings were labourers’ cottages which were upgraded and used for accommodation until the first restaurant, known as 1688, opened in the 1980s. After changing hands in 1984, the hotel has since become part of the worldwide Relais & Chateaux group of luxury hotels and is known for its fine cuisine.Le Colombe’s success was attributed to its “stunning wine list”, as well as the creativity of British chef Luke Dale Roberts, who has been at the helm since 2006.“We have taken great care to prepare and fine tune our dégustation menu,” commented Roberts, “and our dynamic kitchen and front-of-house team are now ready to serve what we believe is one of the most spectacular dining experiences in all of South Africa.”French bistro Jardine, owned by Scottish chef George Jardine, is located in a historic building in the city and has garnered acclaim for its menu as well as its wine list. Aubergine, too, can lay claim to part of the city’s history, as it is situated in a 19th century building that was once home to Sir John Wylde, first Chief Justice of the Cape.Established in 1694, Stellenbosch-based Rust en Vrede (Afrikaans, meaning quiet and peace) was honoured in 1993 when Nobel peace laureates Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk selected the estate as their wine of choice at the Nobel prize banquet.Best in the worldFor the fourth year in a row, Spain’s legendary El Bulli tops the list of the best places on earth to dine. The three-Michelin-star restaurant, situated on the Costa Brava in Spain, is owned and run by chef Ferran Adrià. El Bulli’s season is open from June to December. Bookings are taken on an application basis and the 8 000 seats for the season are all allocated on just one day in the previous October. More than 2-million epicures vie for a seat at the El Bulli table every year.Le Quartier Français also walked off with the Acqua Panna continental award for the best restaurant in the Middle East and Africa. The Franschoek restaurant joins the illustrious company of fellow 2009 winners El Bulli (Europe), Les Créations de Narisawa (Asia), Per Se (North America), D.O.M. ( South America), and Tetsuya’s (Australasia).Expert opinionThe San Pellegrino list is compiled by an international panel of chefs, restaurateurs, food writers and restaurant critics, known as the Nespresso World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy. The academy votes according to region, with each region assigned its own chair and panel. The 2009 chair for the Southern African region was renowned food expert, author and publisher Lannice Snyman.This year a total of 4 030 votes were cast by 806 culinary experts. Each panel member votes for their top five restaurants – two in their region and three elsewhere – with the condition that they must have personally eaten in that restaurant within the past 18 months. They may not vote for their own restaurant.Best-selling brandSan Pellegrino is one of the world’s top selling brands of mineral water. Townspeople have been quaffing it for over 600 years – even Leonardo da Vinci made a special pilgrimage to the town in 1509 to sample and analyse the precious liquid.The water originates deep under the ground of the town of San Pellegrino Terme in Lombardy, Italy. A gloomy 400m below the surface, water from the area’s natural thermal spring absorbs minerals as it flows over limestone and volcanic rocks. It is then collected, bottled and, since 1899, exported.The San Pellegrino brand, a favourite in top restaurants all around the world, is currently owned by Nestlé. It celebrates its 110th anniversary in 2009 with a staggering achievement – more than 650-million bottles of San Pellegrino are sold in 120 countries every year.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at [email protected] articlesTourism remains strong in SACape Town “best city in the world”Wine aficionados cash in on 2010Useful linksWorld’s 50 best restaurantsSan PellegrinoRossouw’s restaurant guideLe Quartier FrançaisLa ColombeJardineAubergineRust en Vredelast_img read more

New disaster funding from Ohio NRCS to plant cover crops on damaged acreage

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Extreme weather conditions like the recent excessive rains and tornadoes have negatively impacted Ohio farmers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will invest $4 million to help Ohio agricultural producers recover.  Technical and financial assistance is now available to producers who were unable to plant their crops, or who have experienced crop loss due to flooded or wet fields. This sign-up is an opportunity for farmers to plant a cover crop.“NRCS can be a valuable partner to help Ohio landowners with their agricultural recovery effort,” said State Conservationist Terry Cosby for NRCS in Ohio. “This special sign-up encourages farmers to plant cover crops to improve water quality and soil health, prevent soil erosion, and suppress weeds on areas not planted to crops.”NRCS will utilize the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for this special disaster recovery sign-up.  EQIP is a voluntary conservation program that helps agricultural producers protect the environment while promoting agricultural production.Cover crops provide an alternative to fields going fallow and remaining uncovered.  Cover crops also improve soil vitality by adding nutrients and organic matter. Many fields that are saturated for a long period of time face a loss of soil organisms. Cover crop roots reestablish soil health and create pathways for air and water to move through the soil, which is key to restoring it.There are significant changes with cover crops and we want producers to be successful in their 2020 planting year.  Educational cover crop workshops and field days are readily available throughout Ohio to learn more.  Additional information is also available on the NRCS website and should coordinate with other USDA farm agencies when participating in related programs.  It is a producer’s responsibility to work directly with their insurance agent and RMA to ensure they understand their policy.To apply for this special EQIP opportunity, visit your local USDA Service Center.  Applications will be accepted beginning July 1, 2019 until funding is exhausted.last_img read more

Gilas fate hangs on future pro stars

first_imgAnother vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Coach Chot Reyes will take with him a very young team that will be the face of Team Philippines in the future.Members of the Gilas Cadet program, a hardy bunch of professional rookies now enjoying the good life, will don the country’s tri-colors in the multination event that the Philippines will try to win for the sixth time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsRR Pogoy, Jio Jalalon and Matthew Wright will play their second straight international tournament together with amateur stars Kiefer Ravena, Fil-German Christian Standhardinger and Kobe Paras.The trio first played with PBA superstars in the Southeast Asia Basketball Association tournament that Gilas ruled with ease two months ago. LATEST STORIES Guevarra, Aguilar eye PPS tennis repeat in Naga MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Riveracenter_img The Jones Cup will be the first full event of Paras, the high-leaping son of PBA legend Benjie seen by many as one who could dominate the pro league in the future.“Kiefer, Kobe and Christian will have no problems adjusting to the PBA [brand of play],” Reyes told the Inquirer on Thursday via text message.Gilas will be using the Jones Cup to get the momentum it needs for two more events before playing in the World Cup Qualifying proper starting November.The Filipinos, with import Mike Myers, open up against a club team from Canada at 3 p.m. on Saturday, the first of their nine straight games.They wind up against Iran on July 23—the likely title match.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The first step to the World Cup in China will be taken Friday when Gilas Pilipinas 5.0 flies out to Chinese Taipei for the 39th edition of the Jones Cup Invitational.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Last year, with an import-laden team led by NBA veteran Al Thornton, the Philippines won the Jones Cup via a sweep.Gilas last won the event in 2013, when Reyes became the first Filipino coach to triumph.Reyes will fly to Taipei from the US where he attended to some business matters.Mac Belo, Carl Bryan Cruz, Ed Daquioag, Kevin Ferrer, Fonzo Gotladera, Raymar Jose, Bobby Ray Parks, Von Pessumal, Mike Tolomia and Almond Vosotros are the other members of the team.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games El Nido residents told to vacate beach homeslast_img read more

Photo: ESPN Tabs Generic “Ohio State QB” As One Of The Top Returning Quarterbacks In The Country

first_img"Generic" Ohio State quarterback is one of best in country.There are some very good quarterbacks returning to college football in 2015. Michigan State’s Connor Cook. TCU’s Trevone Boykin. Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott. USC’s Cody Kessler. And, of course, Ohio State’s three star quarterbacks – J.T. Barrett, Cardale Jones and Braxton Miller. The Buckeyes just aren’t sure who will be their starter, and that’s OK. ESPN is confident enough in Urban Meyer that they’ve tabbed the generic “QB For Ohio State” as one of the country’s top returning signal callers. Pretty hilarious graphic— Andrew Gaug (@AndrewGaug) January 23, 2015You’ve got it pretty good, Ohio State fans. Which quarterback do you want to see behind center for the Buckeyes come fall – Barrett, Jones or Miller?last_img read more

Photo: Drake Continues To Support Kentucky As Round Of 32 Game Tips Off, Posts Picture Of Wildcats Jacket

first_imgDrake's Kentucky basketball jacket.IG/champagnepapiIt is very easy to make fun of rapper Drake’s many, many sports allegiances, but to his credit, he is pretty consistent when it comes to college basketball. Drake is a big supporter and occasional Midnight Madness teammate of the Kentucky Wildcats, and he is not afraid to rep the team when they’re playing. Kentucky’s Round of 32 game against Cincinnati tipped off minutes ago, and Drake lent his support to the team with an Instagram post of what appears to be a UK varsity jacket.  A photo posted by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Mar 21, 2015 at 11:55am PDTWe’re not sure if Drake is in Louisville for the game, but it is a good bet that he’ll make it to Indianapolis for the Final Four if Kentucky continues on its historic run.last_img read more

“Sad Virginia Fan” Is The Next Great Internet Meme

first_imgJames Conner diving into the end zone for the Pitt Panthers.CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – OCTOBER 15: Running back James Conner #24 of the Pittsburgh Panthers dives into the end zone during the Panthers’ game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Scott Stadium on October 15, 2016 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Chet Strange/Getty Images)…and we’ve got a new viral Internet meme. “Sad Virginia Fan” is taking over Twitter.The context? If you missed it, Notre Dame survived an upset bid by UVA, 34-27, behind a heartbreaking last-minute touchdown pass from DeShone Kizer to Will Fuller. Immediately following the play, ESPN showed a Cavaliers supporter who clearly just had his day ruined. Enjoy:…— Deadspin (@Deadspin) September 12, 2015Sniper in the house.— Sam Dekker (@dekker) September 12, 2015looks about right— Erik Malinowski (@erikmal) September 12, 2015ND killed a man— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 12, 2015Current mood in Virginia … #NDvsUVA— Sports on Earth (@SportsonEarth) September 12, 2015Every Virginia fan right now …— ESPN (@espn) September 12, 2015Cheer up, you’re now an Internet sensation, Sad Virginia Fan.— SportsNation (@SportsNation) September 12,— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) September 12, 2015Dead Virginia fan is the best— Matt T. (@michiganlions) September 12, 2015This sad Virginia fan is just hilarious— Andrew Jerell Jones (@sluggahjells) September 12, 2015Virginia fan not sure if he’s dead.— MarcusD (@_MarcusD_) September 12, 2015i’m sorry— martin rickman (@martinrickman) September 12, 2015Yep, no field-rushing today. Someone get that man a beer – if he’s of age.last_img read more

Colin Cowherd’s CFP Foursome Includes 2 Big Ten Teams But Not Alabama

first_imgColin Cowherd talking College Football on The Heard.colin cowherd says nebraska beats iowaFox Sports’ Colin Cowherd isn’t shy about voicing his opinion on many topics, including the College Football Playoff.  Yesterday, Cowherd tweeted that he disagreed with one-loss Alabama getting into the playoff over one-loss Ohio State, due to what he perceives a difference in strength between the SEC and Big Ten. Tonight, Cowherd revealed his current CFP foursome, and he lived up to his opinion from yesterday. Alabama is nowhere to be found among the four teams, while Michigan State and Ohio State are in the group. Turned in my playoff top 4 to @FOXSports. 1.Clemson 2. Oklahoma 3. Michigan St 4. Ohio State. SEC is an overrated mess. Sorry Bama.— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) November 30, 2015Expect Cowherd’s email and Twitter mentions to be engulfed with angry Tide fans starting 20 minutes ago. As good as the Buckeyes are, Alabama’s resume is impressive. Yes, the Tide lost to 9-3 Ole Miss and have three “cupcake” wins, but their other eight victories are against teams with .500 records or better. Their defensive front seven is scary and Derrick Henry is a legit Heisman candidate. They belong in the CFP.last_img read more

Big Ten Champion Ohio State Buckeyes are playoff bound

Redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones (12) lifts the Stagg Championship Trophy into the air following the Buckeyes win against Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game on Dec. 6 in Indianapolis. OSU won, 59-0.Credit: Chelsea Spears / Multimedia editorSeason-ending injures to two Heisman Trophy caliber quarterbacks, a week-two loss to an unranked opponent and the death of a teammate.That’s the string of adversity the Ohio State football team had to overcome on its way to a 59-0 drubbing of Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game and an eventual berth in the first-ever College Football Playoff.“We can say we did that and it just shows how truly special this group is and how we can come together, coaching staff, support staff, players, everyone,” senior tight end Jeff Heuerman said after OSU’s title-game win. “We just all came together and it was truly special.”Senior cornerback Doran Grant echoed Heuerman, and added the team’s attitude helped it fight through difficult times.“The thing is, I know we have a resilient team,” Grant said Sunday. “We’re fighters, and we overcame a whole lot of adversity.”The Buckeyes (12-1, 8-0) topped the Badgers on Saturday in Indianapolis, and then found out they were ranked No. 4 in the final edition of the College Football Playoff standings Sunday afternoon. That ranking meant OSU had moved into the final playoff spot, setting the Buckeyes up for a matchup with No. 1 Alabama on New Year’s Day.The game pits Buckeye coach Urban Meyer against Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban for the fourth time in their coaching careers. Meyer is 1-2 against Saban in the three previous matchups.Even after locking up their 35th Big Ten title, Grant said the Buckeyes weren’t positive they had done enough to convince to the playoff selection committee. But at the end of the day, they did.“We weren’t quite sure we were gonna get in or not, depending on what the committee put down, but (we) got in,” he said. “(I’m) excited. Chance to make history.”Going into the weekend, the Buckeyes needed at least a win — if not a blowout victory — in order to stake their claim on a playoff spot.But the matchup with Wisconsin came just more than a week after redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett — who was putting up Heisman-caliber numbers — fractured his ankle, and just under a week since the Buckeyes learned of the death of walk-on defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge.Barrett had already replaced another Heisman candidate in senior Braxton Miller, who was ruled out for the season after tearing the labrum in his throwing shoulder during fall camp. So when OSU took the field at Lucas Oil Stadium, it was down to former third-string redshirt-sophomore Cardale Jones at quarterback, playing with the memory of Karageorge in mind.“A lot of things happened this past week,” Meyer said after the game. “There’s a family grieving that was a big part of our family. Kosta, we had a prayer and a moment of silence for him in our locker room for him and his family. We’ll never forget our teammate.”Senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett — who wore Karageorge’s No. 53 against Wisconsin in honor of his late teammate — said the player’s death brought the Buckeyes closer together.“Maybe he gave me strength, because I’ve never played like that before,” Bennett said. “I think he gave the guys strength and we were able to rally around together because we realized how special it is to do what we do with each other.”Bennett finished the game with a career-high four tackles for loss and two sacks, while also forcing a fumble that was returned by sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa for a touchdown.Bennett and the rest of the defense’s play was coupled with unprecedented offensive success for OSU, considering Wisconsin came into the game with the No. 2 defense in the nation.Jones racked up 257 yards and three touchdowns through the air while sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott piled on 220 yards and two more scores on the ground.On top of the adversity suffered in recent days, junior linebacker Joshua Perry said he and other non-seniors wanted to send the Buckeye veterans out with their first Big Ten Championship.“There was a lot of talk about that,” Perry said after the game. “They’ve been here, done a lot of great things. They’ve won a lot of games and really didn’t have too much to show for it, so we wanted to send them out right.”As the team banded together for the seniors — including Karageorge — and injured teammates, Meyer said the Buckeyes are the most improved team he’s coached. But he added they still have room to grow with the playoff looming.“We’re not a finished product,” he said Sunday. “There’s too many young players out there … the future’s very bright, though.”Grant said the team recognizes it has room to grow, and added that has helped the Buckeyes on their path to the playoff and a matchup with the top team in the nation.“That makes us better,” he said of playing through adversity. “Having to fight, having to be together, having to depend on one another even more knowing that we already had one loss early in the year.”And now after overcoming that loss on the field — and losses off of it — Grant said OSU will take on the Crimson Tide with the same attitude it had against the Badgers.“Play with a chip on our shoulders, and that’s what we did last night, too,” Grant said Sunday. “Gotta play angry, because we need that respect, we want that respect for Ohio State. Because that’s what Ohio State deserves.”Meyer said he didn’t initially expect the Buckeyes to be in the position they are before the season started. He added that he feels the team has proven what it can do, but he didn’t realize that until the blowout of the Badgers.“I started seeing it but I didn’t believe it completely until the experience we had on Saturday night,” Meyer said.While his coach said he realized how far the Buckeyes had come while still in Indianapolis, Grant said it took until Sunday to fully grasp what the team has accomplished, and to turn its attention to what lies ahead.“Last night was kinda like, ‘Man, what just happened?’” Grant said Sunday. “But then now, it’s all coming. We see it on TV, we’re in the four spot, we see our name by that four. So now it’s real, it’s legit and we’re ready to take on this challenge.”OSU and Alabama are scheduled to play on Jan. 1 in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. read more