first_imgWhat do you get when you cross five stepladders, five dog leads, some wire wool and five kitchen whisks?The answer is an amazing tribute to Ireland’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes.The amazing sight was captured by a group of amateur photographers from Buncrana. Members of Buncrana Camera Club decided they wanted to produce a picture that would capture the spirit of the games.And so armed with the necessary equipment and very good balance they have captured an amazing photograph.The picture was taken after a number of initially unsuccessful attempts on the Castle Bridge in Buncrana.The underside of the bridge was already lit up green from St Patrick’s day but there was no other trick photography. Gerard O’Kane of Buncrana Club, said they are delighted with the end result.Gerard, one of 54 members of the thriving club, revealed it took 10 photographers to get the perfect picture but they are not revealing who took the actual shot.“It was very much a team effort on behalf of the club.“It took us more than three hours to get it right and we even had to wait on a local fisherman to finish on the river.“But I have to say, it was certainly worth waiting for,” he said. Gerard revealed the technique used to capture the image which is already making its way around the world via the internet.“We put the steel wool into the whisks which are then tied to dogs leads of the same length.“The wool is then set on fire and the sparks create the rings when they are swung around.“It took us a number of attempts and we finally got finished up at 1am but it was worth it,” he said. SPECTACULAR! DONEGAL’S TRIBUTE TO OUR OLYMPIC ATHLETES was last modified: July 25th, 2012 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)Tags:Buncrana Camera ClubCastle Bridgedog leadsOlympic Gameswhiskswire woollast_img read more

UPL: Express out to end winless run against Onduparaka

first_img Tags: Edrisa KayeExpress FCGeorge SsemwogerereMathias Muwangaonduparaka fcTony Kyameratop Express have never defeated Onduparaka FC. (PHOTO/File)Uganda Premier LeagueExpress FC vs Onduparaka FCBetway Muteesa II Stadium, WankulukukuSaturday, 07-09-2019 @3pmExpress FC will be hoping to put an end to their winless run against Onduparaka FC when the two sides square off in the Uganda Premier League on Saturday afternoon.Ever since the Caterpillars were elevated to the top tier in 2016, they have never lost a game to the Red Eagles (W3 D3).It is a statistic that does not go down with the Express faithful and one they are very much eager to change.However, George Ssemwogerere’s side have not been in good form lately, calling for some concern.In their first two league games, they have managed only a single goal and point.They lost 1-0 away to Bul in their opener before throwing away a 1-0 lead to draw 1-1 at home to Bright Stars in their matchday two fixture at Wankulukuku.Going into the game, Express head coach Ssemwogerere says that they will try to attack Onduparaka because they know how they play.“We expect to play an attacking game because we know how Onduparaka plays, noted Ssemwogerere ahead of the game.“They play with 4 defenders, 2 blocking midfielders then three attacking midfielders and one striker. They use their striker a lot then three other attacking midfielders help him.“On the wings they don’t open up a lot, they play in the middle a lot so it means their midfield has 5 people or six because they lack winger so we have tried to lay a strategy to stop them in the middle and as a home team we have to open them up and play defense splitting passes to score the goals.”Express FC are expected to be without goalkeepers Mathias Muwanga and Tony Kyamera who are still nursing injuries. Edrisa Kaye has recovered from injury but the game may come too soon for him.For Onduparaka, they must be worried going into the game.Despite winning their first game against Police FC by forfeiture, Livingstone Mbabazi’s side lost 1-0 at Proline on match-day two.Onduparaka lost 1-0 to Proline in their last game.Their performance at Lugogo must have worried the Onduparaka faithful as they never really troubled Proline.Having lost a host of players in the offseason and failing to replace them, Onduparaka are one of the three teams tipped for the drop this season and a first-time loss to Express on Saturday will cast further doubt on their survival credentials.Match FactsThis will be the 7th top-flight meeting between Express FC and Onduparaka FC.The first six meetings have produced three victories for Onduparaka and three draws, meaning that Express are still gunning for a first victory over the Caterpillars.Express head into the game without scoring a goal against Onduparaka in their last three meetings.Last season, Onduparaka FC took four points of Express FC, defeating them 2-0 in Arua before drawing 0-0 in the reverse fixture.The other games on Saturday-Proline FC vs SC Villa @4pm-Police FC vs Mbarara City @4:30pm-Busoga United vs Bright Stars  @4:30pmFriday’s results-Wakiso Giants 1-0 Tooro United-URA FC 0-0 Kyetume FCComments last_img read more

What an MLB source said about the Dbacks trade h

first_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories The good news is there is plenty of time for those improvements tohappen. The season opener is still six weeks away, and even though theymay not have shown in Saturday, you know there are weapons on theoffensive side of the ball.And, for the real optimist, the better news may be the idea that the defensedominating could be a sign that the group is ready to pick up right where itleft off last season, when it emerged as one of the NFL’s better units.“We’re a very talented team, well coached, and I feel like if we play ourgame we can shut down anybody,” Campbell said. Including his own team. – / 42 Flagstaff, Ariz. – Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell said this is thetime in training camp where the defense will be ahead of the offense. It sure seemed that way at the team’s annual Red and White scrimmage,where an estimated 14,500 fans saw the offense muster just onetouchdown drive out of 15 different offensive series.“We came into [Saturday] saying we wanted to dominate, so that was thewhole plan,” safety Kerry Rhodes said. Comments   Share   That may have been the plan, but it led to an uneventful – even difficult towatch – afternoon, especially if you were hoping to see the Cardinals QBbattle play out. John Skelton, who started the day under center, completedjust two passes, while Kevin Kolb was picked off twice. Sure, there were bright spots, as Ryan Williams ripped off the longest playof the day with an impressive run, and rookie Michael Floyd made multiplecatches that made you go “oh, that’s why they drafted him”, but all-in-all itwas a day the offense will have to learn from.“You’re going to have you ups and downs, you know, with four practicesunder your belt,” Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb said. “Offensively, as a whole, wedidn’t do real well.“But there’s things to build on. We’ll look at the film and move forward.”Larry Fitzgerald, who had a fairly quiet afternoon, feels like there is no areathe team cannot afford to improve in.“Overall execution, we need to pick it up,” the Pro Bowler said. “Weobviously need to complete more passes when we get opportunities, weneed to protect, we need to run block, we need to to do everything.” Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more