Video: Sharks’ DeBoer on double-OT win vs. Golden Knights, Martin Jones’ performance

first_imgThe San Jose Sharks outlasted the Vegas Golden Knights in double overtime to win Game 6 of their first-round series, 2-1. With a sudden-death goal by Tomas Hertl, the Sharks forced a Game 7 on Tuesday at SAP Center.After falling behind 3-1 in the series with the Golden Knights, the Sharks have battled back to even the series at three games apiece. Prior to Sunday’s game, Hertl said his team would force a winner-take-all Game 7, and he was the one to deliver in the end.Here is what Sharks …last_img read more

2010 Fifa World Cup: Football teams 2

first_imgTop South African club Kaizer Chiefs playing the UK’s Manchester United in the final of the Vodacom Cup at Loftus Stadium, a venue for the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Manchester United won by four goals to one.Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.  Photo: Chris• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris• Download high-resolution image {loadposition fifa}last_img read more

Swimmer’s memoir up for award

first_imgThe autobiography is filled with photographs, memories and personal highlights of Theodore Yach’s 40-plus years of open water sea-swimming exploits. The book also sets out to motivate other swimmers and offer training advice. In My Element, the autobiography of top open water marathon swimmer Theodore Yach, is up for an international award from the World Open Water Swimming Association.(Images: Lauren Cohen)MEDIA CONTACTS• Lauren CohenCorporate Image+27 21 426 1233RELATED ARTICLES• World first for SA extreme swimmers • Chilling triumph for SA swimmers • Setting sail for a better future • SA women marine pilots make history Wilma den HartighTop South African open water marathon swimmer Theodore Yach, who holds the record for the most crossings to Robben Island, has published an autobiography that has been nominated for an international award by the World Open Water Swimming Association.The 2012 winner is determined entirely by online voting, and South Africans have until 31 December 2012 to vote for In My Element, written by Yach and edited by Carola Koblitz.The full-colour coffee table book was nominated in the world open water swimming offering of the year category, which recognises innovative commercial and free products and services that have made a positive impact on the world of open water swimming throughout the year.His book is one of 21 nominations which include a range of other resources such as chat groups, information-sharing software applications, insurance products, open water swimming tour packages, films, and a marine life first aid kit for swimmers.Speaking about his nomination, the Cape Town-based extreme swimmer says he didn’t expect such an overwhelming response to his book.“It is fantastic to be recognised by my peers in the global aquatic community,” Yach says. “It is a huge honour to be nominated.”In My Element is filled with photographs, memories and personal highlights of his often risky open water sea-swimming exploits undertaken since the 1980s, including stories about swimming with sea life such as sharks, seals and dolphins.The autobiographical book sets out to motivate other swimmers and offer training advice, and Yach also talks about the anxiety he feels during every boat trip to the start of any swim.In My Element is available in bookstores around the country for R275 (US$31), as well as on and Proceeds from the book sales will go to the National Sea Rescue Institute, a voluntary non-profit organisation in South Africa tasked with saving lives at sea. It is run by highly skilled, unpaid volunteers who are on standby day and night throughout the year.A worthy nomineeDuring office hours Yach is a divisional director at Zenprop, one of South Africa’s top property development and investment companies. He is also a director of the Mauerberger Foundation, which provides scholarships and educational support and the Cadiz Open Water Swimming Development Trust.He is a well-known personality in the local and international open water swimming community.The 54-year-old swimmer holds the record for the most crossings to Robben Island (67 at the last count), he’s swum across the English Channel, and he is the first person to swim from Cape Town around Robben Island and back, taking 11 hours.Yach comes from a family of swimmers and fortunately his love for swimming was nurtured from an early age.“My late father Solly, himself a champion swimmer, told me many years ago to keep a record of my swimming achievements, which I have done,” he says. “This has now culminated in a book which I hope will encourage more people to take up this wonderful sport.”After many years in the water and numerous record-breaking swims, his autobiography is an inspiring story that brings alive the sport of open water swimming.“I planned a simple paperback book until my editor looked at all the photographs and material I had, and she convinced me otherwise,” Yach says.An unrivalled pastime“Swimming in the ocean is my ultimate joy,” he says of his favourite pastime. “There are no boundaries, no lane ropes to constrain me and very few other people to disturb me.”Long distance open water swimmers are always exposed to the threat of hypothermia, jellyfish stings, bluebottles and the ever-present danger of sharks, but Yach enjoys every opportunity to get into the water.“The best part of swimming in open water is that it isn’t structured. I don’t want structure in my leisure time,” he says. “I like the solitude and the fact that I am in the middle of nature and I like the possibility of a great white that can come to visit.”But he isn’t reckless about his hobby, and Yach takes every precaution to be safe in the water. He always swims within two metres of his support crew and he swims with a shark shield that hangs off the boat. The device creates an electronic force field around him that keeps sharks away.He says that open water swimming is a difficult sport, and involves as much psychological preparation as physical endurance.“The mental aspect of ocean swimming is more important than physical preparation because you are dealing with the sea, the cold water, currents, sea life and the fear of what is under the water,” he explains.“Hypothermia and heart failure is one of the biggest risks for open water swimmers, even more than shark attacks.”South Africa a popular open water destinationYach says South Africa is becoming a preferred destination for top open water swimmers to train, as the water on the Cape coast is so cold.He explains that training in water with optimal temperatures is critical for open water swimmers who are preparing for races.“A swimmer’s ability to cope with cold water is essential and this is why they train in our waters for races such as the English Channel,” he explains. “Cape Town’s water is three to four degrees colder than anywhere else in the world.”He says South Africa’s reputation in the world swimming community, both pool and open water, received a major boost at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.“The outstanding performance of our Olympian swimmers has put swimming on the map. Swimming coaching around the country is exploding,” he says.But what is next for the accomplished swimmer? “I have a few more things up my sleeve,” he says.We are just going to have to wait and see what he does next.last_img read more

Madison Plains’ greenhands recognized with ceremony, jackets

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The greenhand members of the Madison-Plains FFA chapter joined together on Saturday, October 1st to meet their officer team and receive their FFA Jackets.The cost of the jackets was partially paid for by the chapter as a gift for these members, for whom without the chapters future is unknown.Kameron Rinehart, Ohio Vice President at Large spoke to the greenhands and their parents about the benefits and importance of the organization. The officer team is excited to see its newest members accell and develop into tomorrow’s leaders.last_img read more

Demo plots at the Farm Science Review

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Across a series of fields, diseased soybean plants stand, tarnished by pesticide that spread much further than intended. Another patch of soybeans grew only minimally, planted in the same spot year after year, without a break.“We’re going to show you: If you mess up, this is what’s going to happen,” said Harold Watters, a field specialist with Ohio State University Extension.Watters was referring to an exhibit at the Farm Science Review where crops were planted to demonstrate various challenges farmers face, as well as possible solutions. Watters and other experts will be on hand to discuss the crops they planted and the outcome that either shows a problem or resolves one. All demonstration plots were planted to illustrate research findings about what works and what doesn’t for various hurdles farmers face.This year’s growing season came with many weather-related challenges. A warmer than typical winter caused some growers to plant early, but then heavy spring rains washed some seeds away or made it hard for seeds to emerge in muddied, then dried over soils. Insects were out early. And the rain continued, causing ponding on fields.“We want to hear about what worked for farmers, their trials and tribulations. If they want to stop and talk, that’s what we’re here for,” Watters said.The demonstration plots that Watters and other agricultural experts have grown will illustrate successes, as well as problems. A patch of oats and cereal rye shows how cover crops can help hold the soil in place amid heavy rain. In another section, a variety of corn grows that tolerates glufosinate, a common weed killer.One plot shows the progression of corn plants as they changed over years of selective breeding to make them heartier and offer a higher yield of corn.“I call this the ‘Antique corn,’ ” Watters said, referring to older varieties of corn.On display for visitors is Teosinte, the ancestor to modern corn and several varieties before modern day hybrids were available which offer a far shorter growing season than Teosinte, larger cobs and resistance to various diseases.Another nearby plot of corn was planted to show how corn seeds sown late in the season, in June, can still offer good yields.“That’s to show you do have flexibility when you plant the corn,” Watters said. “The yields aren’t bad.”These are just a few of the hundreds of exhibits available to visitors. The FSR, sponsored by CFAES, annually draws between 110,000 and 130,000 farmers, growers, producers and agricultural enthusiasts from across the U.S. and Canada. The FSR is the largest agricultural event in Ohio. It offers more than 4,000 product lines from 630 commercial exhibitors.last_img read more

Google Voice Is Now Open for Everyone (in the U.S.)

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts frederic lardinois Google Voice gives you a new phone number that can ring all of your landline and mobile phones simultaneously and provides automatic voicemail transcriptions. In addition, Google Voice offers free calls and text messages in the U.S. and Canada, as well as cheap international calls.The service is based on GrandCentral, a service that Google acquired in July 2007. Last November, Google also acquired Skype competitor Gizmo5, though the company hasn’t integrated any of Gizmo5’s functionality into Google Voice yet. In the long run, though, Google Voice could easily morph into a full-blown competitor to Skype.A number of other services, including the newly launched and Ribbit have launched Google Voice competitors with very similar features, though Google’s name recognition and ability to integrate this telephony service into its other products gives Google a competitive advantage. Tags:#Google#news#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Our Favorite FeaturesIf you are not familiar with Google Voice, here are some of our favorite features:transcribed voicemails: whenever somebody leaves a voicemail, Google Voice will transcribe the message as best it can (this only works for English right now). These transcripts are then forwarded to your email account and you can also opt to receive an SMS notification. listening in to voicemails: whenever you receive a call and decide to let it go to voicemail, you can also choose to listen in and even pick up the call if it turns out to be an important message. This feels just like the old days when answering machines with tapes were still a novelty. call screening: one neat option in Google Voice is the ability to screen calls. If you activate this feature, callers will be prompted to leave their name once they call, and once you pick up the phone, Google Voice will play the name back and you can choose whether you want the call to go to voicemail or actually speak to this person. You can opt to let all unknown callers who are not in your Google address book go through this procedure or just those calls from callers who have blocked their caller ID. recording calls: at any time during a call, you can press 4 and the call will be recorded. This only works for calls you receive on your phone for now, and doesn’t work for outgoing calls. conference calls: just ask participants to call your Google Voice number and as more callers arrive, you can just conference them in – this works for up to 4 callers. switching phones: if you want to switch phones during a call (say you took a call on your landline and decide you want to take a walk and continue the call on your cell), just press * and all your other phones will ring again and you can continue the conversation on any othe rphone. SMS: you can send and receive text messages from your Google Voice account and web interface integration with Google Contactsit just works: the call quality is good, we didn’t experience any outages during the last few months, and calls aren’t dropped. Google Voice does what it says it does, and it does it well. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market It’s been a long time coming, but Google just announced that Google Voice is now open for everyone. Until today, Google Voice was an invite-only service, though Google slowly opened up the doors to more users over the last few months and the service already has over one million users. Starting today, anybody with a Google Account in the U.S. can open a Google Voice account and get a Google Voice phone number without having to wait for an invitation. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more