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first_imgThis amazing package is brought to you by our partners Orvis, Tenkara USA, Oboz, National Geographic Maps, and DexShell and the complete package carries a total value of over $1,100!  The contest ends on April 15th. Good luck!  This is contest is over.Rules and Regulations: Package must be redeemed within 1 year of winning date. Entries must be received by mail or through the www.blueridgeoutdoors.com contest sign-up page by 12:00 Midnight EST on April 10, 2017 – date subject to change. One entry per person. One winner per household. Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Void wherever prohibited by law. Families and employees of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors are not eligible. No liability is assumed for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, non-delivered or misdirected mail, or misdirected e-mail, garbled, mis-transcribed, faulty or incomplete telephone transmissions, for technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connection, or failed, incomplete or delayed computer transmission or any human error which may occur in the receipt of processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. By entering the sweepstakes, entrants agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and their promotional partners reserve the right to contact entrants multiple times with special information and offers. Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Winners agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors, their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and promotion agencies shall not be liable for injuries or losses of any kind resulting from acceptance of or use of prizes. No substitutions or redemption of cash, or transfer of prize permitted. Any taxes associated with winning any of the prizes detailed below will be paid by the winner. Winners agree to allow sponsors to use their name and pictures for purposes of promotion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply. Selection of winner will be chosen at random at the Blue Ridge Outdoors office on or before April 10, 2017 – date and time subject to change. Winners will be contacted by the information they provided in the contest sign-up field and have 7 days to claim their prize before another winner will be picked. Odds of winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received. One entry per person or two entries per person if partnership opt-in box above is checked.last_img read more

36 new schools for Gauteng province

first_img16 January 2012Thirty-six new schools will be opened in South Africa’s Gauteng province during this year’s first term, with 13 of these expected to be ready for occupation when inland province schools open on Wednesday.Briefing the media in Olievenhoutbosch, near Centurion, on the province’s readiness for the reopening of schools this week, Gauteng Education MEC Barbara Creecy said it was all systems go for the start of the new academic year.She said the new schools would not only help with the accommodation of new learners coming to the province, but that they would also ease the pressure in some of the overcrowded schools. Plans to beef up teaching staff are well underway.“In August last year, we distributed the vacancy list for teaching posts in our schools and all vacancies were filled. We have approved 500 additional posts for the new schools,” Creecy said.To ensure that learning and teaching start on the first day of school, Creecy said orders for Learner Teacher Support Material were placed by school principals and officials in May last year.“Admissions started on 1 August 2011 and this year, we anticipate 209 000 Grade 1 learners will begin their schooling career. We are also registering 110 000 learners in state supported Grade R facilities,” she said.Late applicationsParents who are still seeking space in schools have been advised to go to their nearest district offices where the department has set up operation centres. District officials will advise parents on the capacity of schools and help to place learners.Late applications will be handled at the special operation centres established at head office and district offices to allow principals to manage the curriculum in schools from the first day of schooling.The department also conducted an audit of furniture needs at all districts last year and a list of schools with shortages and damaged furniture was generated.“We’ve placed orders and deliveries are currently underway. We have also procured furniture for the new schools and started maintenance work at 69 schools in May 2011. Currently, work is in progress at 42 sites,” she said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Ag Offers Answers to Climate Change

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Todd NeeleyDTN Staff ReporterOMAHA (DTN) — Environmentalists and some other groups often accuse agriculture producers of being part of the problem when it comes to climate change. But farmers and ranchers testifying before the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday told senators they are trying to be part of the solution.Weston, Nebraska, farmer Matt Rezac told the committee, although the industry isn’t perfect, farmers are doing what they can to sustainably produce crops.“I get frustrated about the misconception of farmers blindly dumping chemicals all over their farms, because it’s just not the case,” he said. “Not only do we care deeply for the health of our farms, in this farm economy you can’t afford to be inefficient and waste inputs. I also know there is room for improvement. But farmers are often stubborn. Farmers tend to be followers, following what your dad did and often falling into the trap of, ‘Well, that’s how we’ve always done it.’”Kansas rancher Debbie Lyons-Blythe said ranchers need to be credited for the work they do when it comes to climate-change mitigation.Lyons-Blythe told the committee the industry continues to be concerned government regulation will make business challenging for farmers and ranchers.“Climate-change policies that unfairly target cattle producers fail to recognize the positive role of cattle and beef in a healthy, sustainable food system and misguided policies can threaten the viability of our industry,” she said.“Threats from urban encroachment, natural disasters and government overreach impact our industry, too, and keep us from putting land stewardship into practice,” Lyons-Blythe said. “Ranching has several positive effects beyond just the health of the soil and flora. Several species of wildlife, from large ungulates to small pollinators, benefit from the open spaces which working ranches provide.”ZERO EMISSIONSThe proposed Green New Deal has called for eliminating all emissions from cattle as part of a national strategy to control methane emissions.Frank Mitloehner, professor in the department of animal science at the University of California, Davis, told the committee animal agriculture has been targeted for its greenhouse gas emissions but the data shows the livestock industry is a small emitter. He said all livestock production in the United States accounts for only about 3.9% of all GHG emissions.Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack told the committee future climate-change mitigation strategies offer economic opportunities for agriculture.Vilsack, the current president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Council, talked about Newtrient LLC, a company established by the 12 largest milk cooperatives.The company, which includes nearly 20,000 dairy farmers, launched a new initiative called the Net Zero Project, Vilsack said. It is designed to find technology to achieve zero emissions and improve water quality in the industry.Part of the project includes a demonstration farm initiative to identify a set of technologies and management practices that may be used by dairies across the country.“The goal is not to find a single, transformational technology,” Vilsack said. “The goal is to highlight entire suites of practices and technologies, which are available to and economically viable for farms of varying sizes and geographies.”Some solutions, he said, will be applicable only to small farms. Others will only be achievable with the scale of larger operations. Many will be size neutral, such as improved genetics or feed management.“Our aspirational goal for net-zero emissions will not be achieved by every farm individually, but rather by the collective efforts of all farms, cooperatives and processors,” Vilsack said.ON-FARM SOLUTIONSRezac, who operates a 2,500-acre corn and soybean farm that has been in the family for nearly 140 years, said he realized decades ago his farm will have to find ways of becoming more sustainable and profitable at the same time.While no-till farming is popular as a way to conserve the soil, Rezac said those kinds of practices opened the door for his future.“First thing I noticed was that we had a serious soil-compaction problem on the farm and that once we started really concentrating on the soil, we saw that soil come back to life,” he said. “Instead of just treating the symptoms of poor soil health, we diagnosed the root cause and the world opened up.”Rezac’s farm uses both variable-rate fertilizer technology and moisture probes to manage water. In addition, he said taking tissue samples throughout the growing season allows him to make nutrient adjustments in-season.“Most people don’t understand this, but giving a plant too much of a certain nutrient, such as nitrogen, is just as bad as giving it too little, and it just adds to waste,” Rezac said.“In today’s farm economy, we aren’t farming to rake in a profit. We’re not making money, and we’re farming to lose as little as possible. I know focusing on environmental stewardship also makes economic sense, when it’s done right. I strongly believe that with the right policy and the right incentives, farmers can keep improving across the board.”Lyons-Blythe, who manages more than 5,000 acres of native grassland and crop ground as well as running 300 cows and calves and an additional 250 heifers in the Flint Hills of Kansas, said her operation uses a variety of technologies to improve efficiency and, as a result, mitigate environmental concerns.That includes using genetic testing to enhance meat quality, feed efficiency and growth.“Efficiency traits directly affect beef sustainability,” Lyons-Blythe said. “An animal who will reach harvest faster and yet produce a high-quality meat product will impact the environment for a shorter period of time. Of course, not all ranchers have this technology available because of price and availability. But it is the responsibility of seedstock ranchers like me to provide the superior genetics that have been proven through technology. This technology allows us to produce the same amount of beef today that we were producing in the 1970s with 33% fewer animals.”ETHANOL INPUTLeading up to the hearing, the committee received a letter from the American Coalition for Ethanol, calling out the EPA for its handling of the science used in calculating corn ethanol’s carbon footprint as well as the agency’s issuance of small-refinery waivers to the Renewable Fuel Standard.Discussion about agriculture’s role in climate-change mitigation, said ACE CEO Brian Jennings, needs to include corn ethanol’s role.“Congressional action on climate could be viewed as a cost or a chance for new economic opportunities,” Jennings said in the letter.“As you know, U.S. farmers are already under tremendous financial stress. Net farm income is collapsing, expenses are on the rise, and bankruptcies are at the highest level in the last decade. Ongoing trade tensions resulting in lost markets and weather-related disasters are only adding insult to injury.”Jennings said EPA’s “mismanagement” of the RFS has “undermined” ethanol demand.“The economic stakes are high,” he said. “Farmers are obviously concerned that climate policy could result in increased costs for fuel, fertilizer, and other inputs. But there is also opportunity. Congress could provide rural America with concrete benefits from climate-centered policies that outweigh potential negatives, such as recognizing the role agriculture can play to mitigate climate change and increasing the use of low-carbon fuels.”Jennings said corn ethanol could reduce emissions by 50% to 60% compared to gasoline.“ACE believes unlocking the marketplace for low-carbon fuels creates the economic driver to help farmers adopt practices that maximize atmospheric carbon sequestration in soil,” he said.Todd Neeley can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @toddneeleyDTN(PS/AG/ES)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Going Caching 2013 Mega-Event — Geocaching HQ Trip Report by Sean Boots

first_img SharePrint RelatedLackey Trip Report: Going Caching 2019October 29, 2019In “Community”Lackey trip report: Hoorn Mega – Game OverApril 16, 2019In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”Geocaching HQ’s Product Team Goes on the RoadNovember 30, 2015In “Geocaching tools” The full crew from the Going Caching 2013 Mega-Event.Geocaching HQ’er Sean with a couple of happy geocachers.This past August I had the pleasure of meeting Andi Beyer and Jim Williamson, founders of the “Going Caching” Mega, for the first time. They had just flown to Seattle to attend this year’s Geocaching Block Party and were introduced to me because Geocaching HQ had chosen to send me to this year’s version of their event in Warm Springs, Georgia. We hit it off immediately. They made some bold promises about how much fun I would have at their event and I became super-excited to trek across the country for their Mega-Event.Often when one travels to mega events as a Groundspeak Lackey it is difficult to find the time to participate in the various events and activities because one gets caught up at the main event meeting and greeting with cachers from around the area. To avoid this, Andi and Jim insisted that I add another day to my trip so that I would have enough time to participate in all the events. When I arrived in Warm Springs, they immediately hooked me up with an amazing family, the Villanuevas, who adopted me for the day with orders to make sure I would partake in all the various events. Agent Hop, his wife HopsGeneral and their two awesome daughters were gracious hosts and went out of their way to make my trip a great one.“Look at the cache. Now back to me. Now back to the cache. I’m on a horse.”The first event planned for me was a series of geocaches to be found on horseback. My hosts drove me to Roosevelt Riding Stables, a cute little outpost in the FDR State Park, where Andi and company had set up a special geocaching course for those who wanted a brand new caching experience. Caches were placed at a perfect height on trees along the path, so that it wasn’t necessary to dismount in order to find them. There were multi-caches, traditional caches, puzzle caches, and letterboxes, all accessible only by horse. We spent the morning trotting around the park collecting these caches and then headed back to the main park to jump head first into the main puzzle. Great fun!When we returned to the main event site, it became clear to me how amazing the organization and logistics for this event actually were. Andi and Jim had designed a giant, super-complex puzzle cache based on a hybrid of the television series “Lost” and the Indiana Jones trilogy to be the centerpiece of the event. They had printed, minted and crafted all kinds of cool swag for participants such as path tags, collectable coins, gold-painted plaster scarabs, collectable caching cards featuring photos of attendees, and laminated map cards. All of these things were brilliantly incorporated into the puzzle so that participants would be required to collaborate with one another but in such a way that made it actually possible for everyone to complete the challenge. They repurposed staff members as actors, who were dressed up as druids with scary contact lenses in order to defend an elaborate map room from the unauthorized. Those who made it past the druids were required to hook up their collectable geocoin to a staff of the correct size, and a laser would then shoot out of the wall pointing to the final cache location on the giant map. This location ultimately turned out to be a faked aircraft crash site in the middle of the woods with a huge cache box where participants could enter the evening raffle by dropping off their validated map pieces. So cool!The geocachers who earned smileys on horseback.Overall, there were 10 different mini-events associated with this awesome Mega including a Civilian Conservation Corps CITO event, a tasty brunch on Sunday morning and even a Fireside chat with FDR himself! Also, the event hosted a series of Groundspeak’s new Lab Caches featuring a historical tour of FDR state park and another fun caching challenge called the ACE challenge which had participants run around the park gathering a series of stamps with the ultimate goal of cashing them in for a specially-designed Magellan coin. Finally, 100 newly published caches were released throughout the region and were provided to participants the morning of the event on a special thumb drive provided in the welcome pack.Truly the Going Caching Mega events are a special treat for those who are fortunate enough to attend. Next year’s theme is already set, Going Caching 2014 – “When in Rome…” to be held in Andi’s and Jim’s hometown of Rome, GA! If you are able, you should definitely find a way to attend. You won’t be disappointed!A location of one of the experimental geocaches from Geocaching Labs. Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Alyssa Valdez calls for unity in Philippine volleyball

first_imgAlyssa Valdez of the Philippines attacks the defense of Vietnam during their women’s volleyball match in the 29th Southeast Asian Games. The Vietnamese prevailed, 26-24, 25-12, 25-23. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — Alyssa Valdez wants a united Philippine volleyball.“I hope we add more players and we become open [minded]. I hope we become united,” said Valdez in Filipino. “This is the start of good relations in Philippine volleyball.”ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program The Nationals, she said, were just on the receiving end of beating from tough teams like Vietnam and Thailand.“We’re are just taking it all in,” said Valdez. “Hopefully, we gain from this.” LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Read Next PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Mayweather outpunches McGregor in latter rounds View comments Without pointing that out, she’s referring to the protracted cold war between the top commercial leagues in the country, the well established Premier Volleyball League and the more dynamic Philippine Superliga.“As a team we need to train together. Play together in different places in the country or abroad,” said Valdez. “Other teams spent years to win medals here.”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 shutoutShe added she wants to “move forward” to the next Southeast Asian Games.The highly popular spiker, who made 17 points as the Philippines lost bronze medal to Vietnam, said she’s committed to play for the national team in more competitions in the future. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses READ: Philippines falls to Vietnam in bronze medal match“It’s not an issue. Every athlete when given the opportunity to play for the country will do so all with her heart,” said Valdez.She is batting for a Philippine team with new additions and longer preparation.In the 2019 SEA Games, to be hosted by the country, Valdez said: “There won’t be any excuses anymore. We’re playing in the home soil. We will give our 110 percent.”The Philippine team was formed just three months ago and trained in Japan before playing, and placing eighth, in the Asian Championships days before the SEA Games began.ADVERTISEMENT LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

10 months agoBarcelona defender Pique signs son of Vilanova for FC Andorra

first_imgBarcelona defender Pique signs son of Vilanova for FC Andorraby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona defender Gerard Pique has signed the son of Tito Vilanova for FC Andorra.Adria Vilanova is already training with Andorra, reports Sport.Adria came through Barcelona’s academy and was a highly-rated centre-back as a teenager. While with Barça B he joined Hercules on loan before moving to Mallorca B this season. His switch to FC Andorra is a step up to an ambitious club with the aim of re-finding his best football. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

3 main points from Urban Meyers latest spring practice press conference

OSU coach Urban Meyer stands on the sideline during a game against Michigan State on Nov. 21 at Ohio Stadium. OSU lost 17-14.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorWith its annual spring game looming on April 16, the Ohio State football team held its sixth spring practice on Tuesday morning in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.Following the morning of drills and conditioning, OSU coach Urban Meyer met with the media to discuss the previous Saturday’s intra-squad scrimmage and how spring drills have been progressing.Here are three of the takeaways from the press conference.Scrimmage standoutsDespite redshirt junior Tyquan Lewis — OSU’s lone returning starter on the defensive line — being out for the spring with a shoulder injury, Meyer said he was impressed with the play of the unit during the scrimmage.Specifically, he commended the performances of redshirt sophomore defensive end Sam Hubbard, junior defensive end Jalyn Holmes and redshirt freshman defensive tackle Davon Hamilton.“D-line is the area of most concern in our program,” Meyer said. “I think that’s shifted a little bit to the O-line now.”After amassing 28 tackles and 6.5 sacks as the primary backup defensive end last season, Hubbard is set to take over as the starter at defensive end for Joey Bosa, who is expected to be a top-five pick in the upcoming NFL draft. Holmes is currently getting first-team repetitions due to the absence of Lewis.Hamilton, meanwhile, appears to be making headway at a defensive tackle position filled with question marks after the graduation of Adolphus Washington.“He’s coming out of his shell a little bit,” Meyer said of Hamilton.The coach also mentioned freshman receiver Austin Mack, redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber and freshman offensive guard Michael Jordan as other players who caught his eye in the scrimmage.Concern at offensive lineAmong the Buckeyes’ mass exodus of players from last year’s team were three of the team’s five starting offensive linemen, with only redshirt junior guard Billy Price and redshirt senior center Pat Elflein remaining.Replacing 60 percent of the offensive line has been one of the major concerns for Meyer and his staff this spring.“We’re still trying to find that starting five,” Meyer said.One player who has caught the attention of his coach is Jordan, who has earned first-team practice time with the offensive line.“He just loves it,” Meyer said. “He doesn’t know if it’s right or left sometimes, but at this point, we don’t care. You come in for extra work, enjoy the game, enjoy your practice, and be a tough guy. He’s done all that. We’re really impressed with him.”Sophomore left tackle Isaiah Prince and junior right tackle Jamarco Jones — regarded as the favorites to win the starting jobs at their respective positions — are also “doing better,” Meyer said.“Whoever plays that position, we can’t drop off (from last year),” Meyer said.Tight running back competitionWith 2015 Big Ten offensive player of the year Ezekiel Elliott gone to the NFL draft, the Buckeyes are trying to determine who will fill the sizeable void and take over the starting running back role in 2016.As was widely expected, the former four-star recruit Weber is among those at the top of the depth chart after redshirting his freshman year due to a meniscus tear.However, Meyer said redshirt senior Bri’onte Dunn — who hasn’t seen the field much through his first three years of eligibility at OSU — is “neck and neck” with Weber right now.“I’m so impressed with him,” Meyer said. “You all know a couple years ago, there wasn’t a whole lot of conversation about him.”Whether he wins the starting job or is the backup to Weber, Dunn should get his first real opportunity for playing time in his final year donning scarlet and gray. He has only 48 career carries for 287 yards and three touchdowns through his first three seasons in Columbus.Meyer also said freshman Antonio Williams, a four-star recruit out of New London, North Carolina, has stuck out in spring practice and could be the first freshman to lose his black stripe.Meyer and the Buckeyes will continue their march toward the spring game, which is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. on April 16 at Ohio Stadium. read more

Sports ticket prices could go up

The Ohio State Board of Trustees will vote Friday on a ticket price increase affecting football, men’s basketball and golf course fees for 2010-2011.Students would expect to pay $32 per football ticket in 2010, which is up 3.2 percent from last year.The proposal would require students to pay $15 for single basketball tickets, which is up 3.4 percent from this season. The upper level end zone seats sold on the day of the game will remain $10.The golf course annual dues for students would jump 2.7 percent to $575. Daily greens fees are not affected by the price increase. Athletic Director Gene Smith said officials need to increase the prices to offset operating costs, utility increases, financial aid, travel and the debt service.“The university has $200 million of debt service,” said Ben Jay, senior athletic director of Finance and Operations.The debt service has accrued due to the depletion of the reserve funds, renovations to existing facilities, new scoreboards and the $2.75 million lawsuit settlement to ex-OSU basketball coach Jim O’Brien.The athletic department pays $17 million each year to lower the debt service.The ticket price increases will generate an estimated $8 million in the next two years. Four million dollars will go directly to the reserve fund and the rest will cover operating costs, Jay said.The increase was calculated based on the assumption that in-state tuition will rise between 5 to 6 percent next year. Therefore, financial aid will have to increase 5 to 6 percent.“Financial aid will be just south of $1 million more to our budget,” Smith said.Smith says they are using conservative estimates because tuition is historically raised 5 to 6 percent.The athletic department has looked for other outlets to raise money, but revenue from concessions, merchandising and donations to the Buckeye Club are all affected by the economy.“We have put restrictions on budgets for each sport, such as limiting who travels with the team, setting maximum per diems at $45 per day, and not allowing surplus in budgets be spent elsewhere,” Jay said.The athletic department has both long- and short-term expenses to account for outside of the debt service.The department pays more than $2 million annually in rent to the Schottenstein Center and more than $2 million to Student Athlete Academic Services. The department also makes an annual donation of $1 million to University Libraries.In total, 25 percent of the Athletic Department’s budget goes directly back to the university, $29 million annually. read more

Kelvin Davis insists Hassenhuttl is a good fit for Southampton

first_imgSouthampton assistant manager Kelvin Davis insists newly appointed manager Ralph Hassenhuttl is good fit for the club.Davis took charge of Southampton’s game against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night and saw enough from the team’s display to suggest that incoming manager, Ralph Hasenhüttl will have plenty with which to work in the coming months.As for the former RB Leipzig boss, Davis was left impressed by what he has already seen.“The lads showed that they are committed and they are good technical players who want to play with the ball on the ground,” the former Southampton goalkeeper said, according to the club’s official website.Solskjaer slams Man United’s draw: “We should have won” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to rue another missed opportunity as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw against 10-man Southampton.“I met with Ralph before the Spurs game and he is a guy that hits you with his stature and knowledge. He is very concise and confident and there is no doubt in the way that he wants to play football. To me, he seems a great fit for this football club.”“Ultimately, a manager of his calibre joining us shows his commitment to what he believes he can achieve here.”“We know the size of the Cardiff game now and I’m sure if we create the same number of chances we did tonight then that will be enough to win.”last_img read more

Millwall is hopeful of a home tie against Crystal Palace

first_imgFor Millwall’s manager, the best opponent they could get in the FA Cup Quarterfinals would be a home match against Palace.Millwall defeated Wimbledon 1-0 yesterday in the FA Cup Fifth Round.The team is not waiting for their next opponent.But Millwall’s boss Neil Harris clearly knows who would be the best option for them: a home tie against English Premier League side Crystal Palace.“What an achievement for a club our size,” said Harris to Sky Sports.“Four times in 15 years, that is an unbelievable achievement. I said to them before the game, ‘it will not be pretty today – it will not be free-flowing’.”“Off the ball, we knew Wimbledon would make it really difficult for us and they did,” he continued.“If we had got the second goal with 20 or 30 minutes to go we may have gone and got three or four and made it more comfortable.”“No disrespect to Doncaster Rovers, but if Palace gets through I want to get them [in the draw],” he commented.Joel Ward, Crystal PalaceHow Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.“To be at The Den, 20,000 of our fans to see a cup quarter-final is what I want.”Doncaster Rovers and Crystal Palace will play tomorrow to define who will go to the next round.“If you’re playing a team in the division above and you create a chance early, you’ve got to take it because you know they’re going to be very efficient at what they do,” he continued.“If they get a chance, they’re going to punish you and that’s exactly what happened.”Millwall is currently in the 20th position of the English Championship table with only 31 points. The team has only won seven times in 31 matches, drawing ten and losing four.Another @EmiratesFACup Quarter-Final appearance in the bag!#Millwall 🦁 pic.twitter.com/SLP9MpZI9M— Millwall FC (@MillwallFC) February 16, 2019last_img read more