Rosses boxer Shaun Mc Shane will be hoping he can get back to winning ways tomorrow night in his clash with English fighter John Green at the Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility. Mc Shane steps back into the ring for the first time since his narrow defeat to Polish fighter Marek Laskowski.Mc Shane was left frustrated by the tactics of his Polish opponent and was defeated narrowly on points. In what was only his second professional fight, Mc Shane has insisted he learned a lot from his last bout with the experienced Laskowski, and is confident he can defeat the unbeaten Newcastle-based fighter John Green.Mc Shane told Donegal Daily, “I’ve been training for the last five weeks for this fight, but with work commitments I’ve been finding it hard to give it 100%.“It’s not ideal, and I’m the type of person that likes to give everything 100% but I’m been unable to focus solely on the fight because of work.“It’s hard to get time to do everything, but you just have to do your best and hope it works out OK. Mc Shane has plenty of knowledge about his next opponent, but has admitted it’ll be a tricky fight, and that he’ll have to be at his best to succeed.Shaun McShane pictured with a few of his fans that travelled to Glasgow from Donegal to witness him win his first professional fight against Ryan Love.“I’m boxing a guy from England, and being a proud Irishman, I’ll need no motivation to fight someone from England.“I no all about him, he’s a southpaw which is always awkward to fight against, but I’ve dropped down to lightweight for this fight which would be my natural weight.“In my two previous fights, I’ve been operating at light-welterweight and the last fighter was a welterweight.“It’s too much to be giving away, so I’m confident fighting at my naturally weight that I get the job done. Mc Shane says the hard work is done now, and it’s all about getting his head right mentally for what will be a difficult fight on Friday night.“The work is done now, we’ll have a few easy sessions this week just to keep weight right and we’ll see how it goes on the night, I’m looking forward to it and I’m confident.Mc Shane says he will take a break after this bout, as he needs to get key-hole surgery on his knees.“I’ll be looking forward to a break after this because I’ve been training pretty much non-stop since the new year, and I need key-hole surgery on my knee because it’s causing a few problems. “So hopefully, I can get a good victory now on Friday night, and have a wee break.Mc Shane thanked all his supporters who have travelled to his fights from Donegal, and the Irish Diaspora living in Glasgow for their support.“Thanks to everyone who has been following me so far on Facebook, and for all the updates and messages of good luck on my page, it’s much appreciated.ROSSES BOXER MC SHANE HOPING TO BOUNCE BACK WITH VICTORY TOMORROW NIGHT was last modified: June 5th, 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:boxingdonegalHome-page SportnewsShaun Mc Shane
Andros Townsend has said that he fully expects to stay at Tottenham.QPR have been interested in bringing the winger back to Loftus Road since he impressed while on loan there two seasons ago.However, Harry Redknapp does not believe Townsend will be made available before this month’s transfer deadline and the Rangers boss is currently looking at other targets.And Townsend, who faces a battle to hold down a first-team place at Spurs, has been given no indication that he is surplus to requirements.“The club want me here and I want to be here, so that’s all I can say at the minute,” The Sun quote him as saying.“I’m a Spurs boy. I’ve been at the club since the age of eight so as long as I’m in the team, as I have been over the last few weeks, I’m not looking to go anywhere.“The last six or seven windows have been the same, with my name linked with other clubs.“But unless the club come and tell me they want me to leave then I won’t be going anywhere. I’m fighting for my shirt.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Property developer, Citiq, has come up with a South African first, a shopping centre made entirely of shipping containers.The design of the shopping centre is planned to reflect “the vibrant, trendy and somewhat bohemian character” that has made Melville famous. (Image: 27 Boxes)Brand South Africa ReporterEver since some enterprising individual came up with the idea that used shipping containers cannot simply be dumped or cut up as scrap metal, but can be used as structures to replace formal buildings, South African companies have latched onto the idea and are coming up with innovative solutions to property development.Pop into any township or informal settlement in South Africa and one will certainly discover shipping containers of all shades and sizes being used as spaza shops, phone shops or a trendy hair salon. Big cell phone companies like MTN, Cell-C and Vodacom, realising the benefits of these structures, have also cashed in, putting up container cell phone shops at strategic street corners.South African property developers are also weighing options of using traditional building methods against buying cheap second hand shipping containers to build bigger structures like low cost flats and houses. Property developer, Citiq, is one such enterprising property company that has come up with a South African first to build a shopping centre made entirely of shipping containers.27 Boxes shopping centreThe new 2 400m² shopping centre, known as 27 Boxes, will be go up in Melville, in the Faan Smit Park between 3rd and 4th Avenue, a stone’s throw from the suburb’s popular 7th Street.The development will provide 78 shops and 200 underground parking bays. The design of the shopping centre is planned to reflect “the vibrant, trendy and somewhat bohemian character’ that has made Melville famous, transforming the suburb “into a bespoke shopping centre and parkland’, Citiq CEO Paul Lapham told Moneyweb.The preliminary cost of the development is pegged at around R12-million but the underground parking bays will increase costs slightly, according to Lapham.“27 Boxes will not be a normal retail development,’ said Lapham. The retail shops will be small, with an average 14m² in space and rentals ranging from R1 600 to R2 000 per month, much more affordable than retail space in, for example, Sandton City where rentals range between R15 000 to R20 000 per month.Ideal shopping centre“Affordable shopping space is geared for the needs of small entrepreneurs, artists, creative people and food lovers. We hope 27 Boxes will provide an ideal environment to attract shoppers and encourage visitors to linger and enjoy what’s on offer from the eclectic mix of tenants,’ said Lapham.Retail space at the shopping centre will be occupied by a couturier, a bakery, microbrewery, furniture manufacturer, a restaurant, a coffee shop and a boutique garden centre. Art galleries and studios, a children’s playground and an amphitheatre will be thrown into the mix.Before undertaking any major construction development, most retail developers prefer to have at least 70% of their retail space pre-let. However, 27 Boxes will be different and pre-letting is not a requirement, according to Lapham.Permanent tenant shops will be complemented by “pop-up” shops available for periods of a week, allowing the centre “to constantly evolve’ its offering in terms of tenant mix. With Citiq having been given the go-ahead to start construction by the City of Johannesburg, the company hopes construction will be done by the end of January 2015, with the retail centre opening its doors in February.Mill Junction in Newtown27 Boxes follows yet another of Citiq’s Johannesburg “shipping container’ projects which saw the company convert grain silos into student accommodation in Newtown. The Mill Junction, which uses one of the old Premier Mill silo structures as a base, is topped with four floors of repurposed shipping containers and houses 400 students.Lapham said shipping containers have long been associated with pop-up malls and temporary exhibition stands. They have also provided the basic building block for a number of internationally acclaimed retail developments. Box Park in London, and a retail park in Christchurch, New Zealand, are both examples of what can be achieved with the humble shipping container, he said.“We look forward to providing residents and tenants with a shopping experience that will spearhead the revival of Melville,’ said Lapham.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With the end of 2015, markets continue to trade in a very narrow range. Unfortunately, the holiday rally many hoped for didn’t happen.SoybeansWhile the weather hasn’t been perfect in South America, rains have been timely. If this continues $8 futures could result, though $9 may be tested if conditions turn dry. Realistically, the market could respond quickly to any potential weather scare. I tell my clients to be ready with sell orders at prices they want to achieve, because any small rally could be short-lived.CornThe current over-abundance of corn makes a rebound to $4 unlikely anytime soon without a significant weather issue. Many farmers have large amounts of 2015 corn unpriced (and some 2014). The $4 futures level seems to be the trigger/goal price for many but corn hasn’t been over $3.90 since July except for the 7 days in the first week of October.Market actionThe week before Christmas I became concerned with the bean market. I feared that the devaluation of the Argentine Peso and relaxed export taxes may push large amounts of South American beans into the market, suppressing prices. So, I wanted to protect my remaining 2015 unpriced beans.When I put this trade on, March soybean futures were at $8.90. I bought one July $8.80 put. I sold one July $8.20 put. I sold one July $9.20 call.This cost me 1 cent per bushel after commissions. This trade expires on June 24. It gives me 60 cents of downside protection and 30 cent upside potential from where the market was when I placed the trade. What does this mean?• If July futures are higher than $9.20 on June 24, then I’m going to be required to sell some beans at a max price of $9.20.• If beans are between $8.80 and $9.20 then nothing happens and the beans are no longer protected.• If beans are below $8.80 but above $8.20 then I have protection that guarantees me $8.80.• If beans are below $8.20 then I will get 60 cents of premium, but my beans will not have a price and I will be subject to the market. Focus on 2016 now Instead of laterMany farmers with unpriced 2015 grain have been asking me what they should do. Most are surprised when I tell them to focus on their 2016 crop right now. Why? Because new crop prices are currently at a 25-cent premium compared to current prices. The 2016 crop should trade at profitable levels before 2015 prices ever make it back to those type of levels. Farmers shouldn’t just focus on the nearby crop, they need to think about selling their grain for profitable levels no matter which year provides it.Look, I expect (or hope) for at least a minor rally at some point this spring or summer due to an unforeseen reason. But to be clear, it’s hard to say today what prices will do. Optimists may remember holding 2011 grain into 2012, when the drought increased prices over the summer. Pessimists will remember holding 2012 corn into the summer of 2013, when there was a significant drop in prices.While I expect minor short-term rallies for the 2015 corn, opportunities to get price premiums at this point are limited. I’m more worried about the significant risk in the 2016 Dec futures market. If growing conditions are average this coming year, and U.S. farmers raise 90 million acres, $3 futures prices by fall are realistic. I recommend being ready to take advantage of premiums in the market for 2016. By having pricing goals (combined with a market carry and basis strategy for additional premiums) farmers can better maximize farm operation profit.I hope you have a happy, healthy, safe and prosperous New Year.Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE. Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process. After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits. 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Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in In June 2010, Alex Wilson published a ground-breaking article, “Avoiding the Global Warming Impact of Insulation,” in Environmental Building News. In the article, Wilson examined the implications of the fact that the HFC blowing agents used to make extruded polystyrene (XPS) and most types of closed-cell spray polyurethane foam have a much greater global warming impact than CO2. As it turns out, the negative global warming impacts of escaped blowing agents from some types of foam insulation can sometimes outweigh the positive climate impacts attributable to energy savings.Needless to say, the article generated a great deal of discussion. (A shorter version of Wilson’s article appeared as a blog on GBA.) As a direct result of this article, XPS became the pariah of the rigid-foam world — at least for green builders. (The problem of HFC blowing agents should not be confused with questions surrounding the flame retardant HBCD, another problematic component of some types of foam insulation. Because both XPS and EPS contain HBCD, the “greenest” type of rigid foam is polyisocyanurate.)Insulation materials can affect our climate in at least three ways: one positive way and two negative ways.When you calculate the embodied energy of an insulation material combined with the effects on the atmosphere of escaped blowing agents, you can determine the “embodied global warming potential” of an insulation.There are many reasons to install thick insulation on your house: to improve comfort for the occupant, to reduce energy costs, and to lower your contribution to global warming.According to Wilson’s article, it’s possible to install “too much” XPS on your walls — that is, too much from a perspective of global warming. Of course, even if you install “too much” XPS, the extra insulation will still help keep you comfortable, and it will still help lower…
This is part of the “Hi, AleX” series — advice to AleX NetLit about enhancing her levels of network literacy through day-to-day personal and professional social networking. AleX Netlit is a fictional persona created by Network Literacy Community of Practice to serve as a guide to Military Families Service professionals, Cooperative Extension educators and others seeking to learn more about using online networks in their work.More about Alex NetLit Hi, AleX:I know you’re making great headway understanding this whole networking thing, and I venture to say that you’re close to your next professional leap.However, before you take this leap, you need to understand how this new networked environment is changing the way you work with your clients.leap – used under Creative Commons license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhf/3448454258/You will no longer be serving the normative role you once did. Before the advent of networking, you were essentially one among a relatively select handful of vanguards who helped define standards on behalf of your clients.Now, you, like countless other people all over the world, are making the transition from a normative to nodal professional. You be one of millions of nodes within a vastly extended informational network in which all sorts of people — experts and clients, or more accurately, former clients — interact within an information landscape that is more open and democratic than ever before.But that doesn’t mean you will lack value or that your role will be diminished. Far from it: you’re better prepared than many of your peers to operate in this new world because you have always prided yourself on building the skills that best equip you for your next leap.The new information order values people like you — the reason why you are well suited to serving two emerging and important roles as editor and curator.In case you haven’t noticed, despite all the remarkable strides that have been made in organizing and prioritizing knowledge on the Web, plenty of people are still threatened by it. They view all these algorithmically generated pages and they’re led to wonder: Is all this really what I’m looking for? Are these pages really the very best the Web has to offer me?Small wonder why the late Steve Jobs observed that there will be a greater need than ever for skilled editors to sift through this content and to improve it on behalf of end users.Many of your end users are no exception: they need help sifting through all this dense information.That’s where you have a valuable role to serve, AleX. You’ve spent years striving to be a trusted professional — that’s your strong suit. The times are calling on you to take an even greater professional leap by transforming yourself into both an editor and curator.As writer Britanny Morin related recently, it takes a special person to be an editor, someone who can improve the Web-based content of others. But it takes an unusually special person to be both an editor and a curator. By curator, I mean someone who can choose among the different sources of information to provide the best ones available to your end users, often adding new ideas and perspectives.Yes, skills and professional convictions fully equip you for this role, AleX. As Morin so aptly describes it, you are one of those special professionals whom people can “relate to and trust and who have expertise, real life experiences, and the ability to filter through and share bold perspectives.”You are a natural-born editor and curator, AleX.Now go out and set the world on fire.Author: Jim LangcusterThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra, on Saturday, qualified for 2012 London Games despite finishing a lowly eighth in the 10m air rifle event of the Shooting World Cup in Munich, Germany.Bindra, India’s first individual Olympic gold medallist, shot a qualification score of 596, which left him tied with eight others but he managed to sneak into the finals by managing a score of 52.6 in the shoot-off.The Indian eventually finished eighth with a total of 646.2 (596+50.2) but clinched a London Olympics quota place as the top six finishers in Saturday’s event had already booked their berths in previous qualifying events.”Since at least six shooters above him had already qualified, the quota place went to Abhinav as per rules,” National Rifles Association secretary Rajiv Bhatia said.The gold in the event went to China’s Qinan Zhu (651) while the silver was clinched by his compatriot Tao Wang (649.5). Slovakia’s Jozef Gonci (649.3) settled for the bronze medal.890 shooters from 86 countries are competing in the 2011 Rifle and Pistol World Cup Stage at the 1972 Olympic Shooting Range in Munich.This is one of the final chances to qualify for the 2012 London Games, before the continental championships.- With PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.
MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Wrestler’s attorney suggests haircut due to ref’s tardiness Another eventful year in Philippine sports has passed and there were moments that stood out from the rest.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Believe it or not, it marked only the first time in the rich history of the PBA that the three SMC squads completed a season sweep, according to league head statistician Fidel Mangonon.Magnolia punctuated SMC’s dominance after it dismantled Alaska in Game 6 of the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals last week while also ending the franchise’s four-year title drought.The Hotshots’ championship run was also the ninth time in 10 conferences that an SMC team won the crown.What makes SMC’s dominance more impressive is that it doesn’t look like it’s going to end soon with the 2019 Philippine Cup to come off wraps less than a month from now.The Beermen have been the undisputed all-Filipino champions for the past four seasons while the Gin Kings, who ruled the Commissioner’s Cup for the first time in 21 years, and the Hotshots appear to be just getting started.ADVERTISEMENT RELATED VIDEO Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the next several days, INQUIRER.net runs down the top 7 sports stories of 2018.We kick off the list in the PBA and a season like no other.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefIt’s a good year to be under the San Miguel Corporation umbrella.Better yet, it was a historical season for SMC teams after pulling off a Grand Slam of sorts in the PBA with San Miguel Beer, Barangay Ginebra and Magnolia each celebrating a championship in three separate conferences. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View comments
The Tamaraws were eliminated from the Final Four in Season 80 despite holding a twice-to-beat advantage against third seed Ateneo and they made sure that won’t happen this time around.FEU ended its finals curse of six years after it upended Ateneo, 21-25, 25-23. 25-22, 25-22, Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena in what turned out to be a statement game for the Tamaraws.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We were at that point [where the past could happen twice] but I told my teammates that this is Season 81, that was in Season 80,” said Richard Solis in Filipino. “We won’t let happen what happened last year repeat itself. We worked really hard to get this victory.”FEU owned the twice-to-beat advantage in its Season 80 series against the Blue Eagles but had no answer for the monstrosity of Marck Espejo. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next With his team at a disadvantage, Espejo put up an unreal average of 39 points per game including a 55-point outburst in the opener.The Tamaraws’ win over the Blue Eagles also pushed them to their first finals series since Season 75 where they lost to National University in three games.John Paul Bugaoan said they won’t stop until they get the title and that the pain they’ve experienced in Season 80 was a lesson learned for them.“We won’t stop until we get that big trophy,” said Bugaoan. “We don’t want what happened last year to happen again. We just have to work hard, and as Kuya Richard said that was in Season 80, this is Season 81.”ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES 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 crowd01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MANILA, Philippines—Far Eastern University made sure it has learned its lesson from a season ago.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Fiery weigh-in whets appetites for Alvarez-Jacobs showdown Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles View comments
‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess PBA D-League: Family Mart-Enderun stuns AMA for breakthrough win Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allyn Bulanadi leads Valencia City-San Sebastian. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—Valencia City-San Sebastian dismantled CD14 Designs-Trinity, 105-82, to stay on course for a top seed finish in the Foundation Group in the 2019 PBA D-League Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Golden Harvest took their fourth straight win and pulled even with idle Centro Escolar University atop the Foundation Group at 7-1.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Emmanuel Bonleon had an early offensive spark, scoring 20 of his total 23 points in the first half to lead the Golden Harvest to a 36-23 lead heading into the break.Allyn Bulanadi, however, led Valencia’s offense with 28 points to go along six rebounds, two assists, and three steals while JM Calma had 16 points and 11 rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We’re just taking it one game at a time and we have an opportunity to take the top spot and I think that was the reason why the players were so motivated,” said Golden Harvest head coach Egay Macaraya in Filipino.Clark Derige led the Stallions with 22 points and five rebounds but the team has yet to win after nine games. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES