VIDEO: Fuming German referee puts hands on 1860 Munich skipper

first_img1 Knut Kircher The play-offs in Germany have been pretty eventful this season, all told.First, Hamburg’s Marcelo Diaz scored a stunning 90th minute equaliser to help his side secure their 53rd consecutive season in the Bundesliga at the expense of Karlsruher.Then 1860 Munich fought back to beat third-tier outfit Holstein Kiel courtesy of a 2-1 score line and maintain their place in the Bundesliga 2.Meanwhile, with so much at stake, the red mist was bound to descend at some point.However, when players lose their cool and the tackles are flying in it’s up to the referee to keep a lid on proceedings.Well, nobody told Knut Kircher.The German official wasn’t taking any nonsense from 1860 Munich skipper Christopher Schindler and almost came to blows with the 25-year-old…Calm down, ref!last_img read more


first_imgMonica McDonagh from Letterkenny, Co. Donegal won €21,500, including a Smart TV, at the National Lottery’s Money Spinner event held at National Lottery offices in Dublin on Saturday 5 July 2014. Pictured at the presentation of winning cheques were, from left to right: Brian Ormond, Money Spinner Host; Pauline McLaughlin, National Lottery ticket selling agent, Mac’s Book & Newsagents, Upper Main Street, Buncranna, Co. Donegal; Eileen Dolly, the winning player; Eunan McLaughlin, National Lottery ticket selling agent, Mac’s Book & Newsagents and Brendan McGrenra, The National Lottery.Pic: Mac Innes PhotographyANOTHER Donegal lotto player has won cash.Monica McDonagh from Letterkenny won €21,500 on the National Lottery’s Money Spinner game.She is pictured here receiving her cheque from Money Spinner host Brian Ormond. Also in the picture are Pauline and Eunan McLaughlin of Mac’s Book & Newsagents, Buncrana, and Brendan McGrenra from The National Lottery. DONEGAL WOMAN SCOOPS CASH ON LOTTO MONEY SPINNER GAME was last modified: July 7th, 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:buncranadonegalletterkennylottoMOney Spinnerlast_img read more

Unsolved mysteries: where’s the hair that Kadri ripped off Joe Thornton’s face

first_imgTORONTO — As the Sharks prepare for Wednesday’s showdown with the Toronto Maple Leafs in Canada, an unsolved mystery engulfs the team: what happened to the chunk of hair that Nazem Kadri ripped out of Joe Thornton’s beard?Is it being preserved in a fridge? Prepared for sale on eBay? Maintained for a future display at the Hockey Hall of Fame?After a full-scale probe, the whereabouts of the Thornton chunk continues to baffle investigators. Maybe Robert Mueller can look into it when he’s done …last_img

Two Ohio Soybean Council funded technologies named 2016 R&D 100 awards finalists

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Two technologies recently developed through Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and soybean checkoff collaborations have achieved “finalist” designations for the R&D 100 Awards, with winners to be announced in November. Both technologies, Soy-PK Resin and Bio-YIELD bioreactor, leverage the natural properties of soybeans to increase the sustainability and improve health in modern industries.Since the early 1990s, OSC has engaged in public and private collaborations that encourage rapid commercialization of new commercial and industrial uses of soybeans.“It’s important that we continue to explore new ways to utilize our soybeans,” said Nathan Eckel, OSC Research Committee chair and soybean farmer from Wood County. “Seeing technologies that we’ve helped develop with some amazing partners receive this kind of recognition is fantastic.” Soy-PK ResinA finalist in the R&D 100 Materials category and Green Tech Special Recognition (i.e., innovations that help make our environment greener and our goal towards energy reduction closer), Soy-PK offers a safe alternative to epoxy resins containing bisphenol-A (BPA). BPA represents a health hazard, especially in food contact applications — BPA-based polycarbonate plastic bottles have been banned for infant feeding usage and California relisted BPA as a hazardous chemical in May 2015.The Soy-PK Resin offers a practical and readily implementable drop-in replacement for BPA-containing epoxy coatings in metal beer, beverage, and food can coatings. The Soy-PK Resin offers a viable option to displace a significant amount of fossil-based BPA-containing epoxy resins with a renewable-source raw material, greatly improving industry’s environmental footprint. Other team members include Battelle and Redwood Innovations.For more information about the Soy-PK resin, OSC’s role in its development, and/or licensing, please contact Mr. Barry McGraw, Director, Ohio Soybean Council (; 614-310-1804). Bio-YIELD bioreactorA finalist in the R&D 100 Process/Prototyping category and Green Tech Special Recognition the 3Bar Biologics Bio-YIELD bioreactor is a patent-pending device that enables farmers to grow their own beneficial microbes, enabling increased crop yield with reduced chemical inputs. This approach addresses one of the most significant sustainability challenges of our time: to increase agricultural production while reducing use of resources and impact on climate.The Bio-YIELD bioreactor uses a disposable inoculant system that delivers fresher, more viable microbes versus competitor processes. The system opens the commercialization potential of numerous beneficial, naturally occurring microbes that have been proven in research over the past two decades but never before available commercially in a viable state.For more information about Bio-YIELD please contact Mr. Bruce Caldwell, Founder and CEO, 3Bar Biologics (; 614-271-9388).last_img read more

J&K panchayat polls called off

first_imgThe panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir have been called off, a senior Home Ministry official said. They have been deferred indefinitely due to the prevailing “security situation” in the Kashmir Valley, the official said. Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) has threatened to pour acid in the eyes of people who participate in the electoral process.Based on the State government’s request, the Centre had mobilised around 40,000 central armed police forces (CAPF) and put them on standby. According to the initial plan, the elections were to be held in four phases from February 15. J&K Director General of Police S.P. Vaid wrote to the Ministry of Home Affairs on January 25 requesting “deployment of additional CAPF companies” for panchayat election duties in J&K, a communication accessed by The Hindu said. ‘Forces not deployed’The Home Ministry sanctioned 7,000 Central forces that were to be deployed by February 10 for the first phase, 5,500 personnel by February 15 for the second phase, 7,000 by February 20 for the third phase and 10,500 for the fourth phase by February 28. In addition to this, 10,000 CAPF personnel who were under training were also to be deployed for the elections. “We had mobilised the forces but were asked not to deploy them. Close to 40,000 Central forces which are in addition to the current deployment had been earmarked for the panchayat polls,” said the official.Final decision State Public Works Minister and senior PDP leader Naeem Akhtar said Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti will take a final decision on conducting the panchayat elections when the Cabinet meets next time. He said Ms. Mufti chaired an all-party meeting on February 4 to hear the views of all parties and said several Opposition parties, including the National Conference, expressed reservations. “In 2011, the panchayat polls were possible because the Peoples Democratic Party as an opposition party supported the government’s initiative. When to conduct the polls will be discussed in the Cabinet. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti will take a call on it,” Mr. Akhtar said. The last panchayat elections were held in April-May 2011 with 80% turnout. J&K has 4,378 panchayats.“It’s unlikely that the elections will be held anytime soon. After committing to it earlier, the State government does not want an election now,” said a senior Home Ministry official.last_img read more