GAA: Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney has started the mind games ahead of Donegal’s Ulster SFC quarter-final meeting with Armagh on June 14th.Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney.The former All-Ireland winning captain scoffed at the suggestion that Donegal were the moist physical team around and said they’re not even in the same ball park as Dublin and Kerry in terms of physicality.Donegal narrowly defeated Armagh in a thrilling All-Ireland quarter-final last year at Croke Park. A late, late score from Patrick McBrearty ensured Donegal progressed in a game which was marred by a number of physical encounters – which included team doctor Kevin Moran being flung to the ground.Many expect Armagh to push Donegal all the way at the Athletic Grounds on Sunday week in what is being billed as a fascinating clash.McGeeney told The Irish Daily Star, “I would put Kerry and Dublin way above them (Donegal) in terms of physical contact.“The physicality, I think, is seen more in Ulster than in other provinces. “You look at it a different way but from a playing point of view I can categorically state they (Donegal) are not even in the same ball park.“In terms of actual physicality, you are on about bigger men and harder hitters.“In fairness, Mayo have stepped up to it the last couple of years in terms of the size of the men they have and the way they hit.” KIERAN MCGEENEY – “DONEGAL NOT IN THE SAME BALL PARK AS DUBLIN AND KERRY IN TERMS OF ‘PHYSICALITY’ was last modified: June 3rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:armaghdonegalGAAKieran McGeeneynewsSport
Learn how to use Canon batteries on your Sony A7S with this helpful hack.If you are a Sony A7S owner than we may have found an awesome hack that allows you to use Canon LP-E6 batteries with your Sony camera. The following video created by Whitespace Films shows us how it’s done and it’s surprisingly easy. To use this hack you will need to buy a few things:1. An AC Adapter for the Sony A7S$20.00 on Amazon2. Canon LP-E6 Mounting Plate $15.69 on Amazon You also might want to pick us some velcro so you can attach the mounting plate to your rig depending on your set up. You can get velcro from Amazon for around $5.This video was first shared by Whitespace Films on their Vimeo channel. Thanks for sharing guys!This technique also works for other cameras and camera batteries as well. All you need to do is find the correct AC adapter (dummy battery) and the correct mounting plate. It’s a worthwhile hack that can save you the hassle of having to buy batteries for each individual camera.Want to see more battery hacks? Check out our ‘Get 9 Hours of DSLR Battery Life for Less than $100’ post.Know of any other battery hacks? Share in the comments below.
zoom UK-based tanker owner and operator Union Maritime confirmed that 22 crew member from its vessel MT Barrett were kidnapped by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea on January 10.The company lost contact with the Marshall Islands-registered ship, which was at anchor off Benin, West Africa, on January 9.“Our primary concern remains the 22 crew on board and ensuring their safety,” the shipping firm said.Union Maritime said that it continues to work with all relevant parties to ensure the situation is resolved successfully and as quickly as possible.The shipping firm added that it regularly operates from ports in this region and has a rigorous safety and security protocol.Furthermore, the company said that crews are repeatedly drilled in all safety and emergency procedures.
Reaffirming its commitment to reducing the volume of plastic bottles and cans that end up in landfills each year, SodaStream, the world leader in home beverage carbonation stations, is leading a campaign to raise awareness for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a collection of waste floating in the ocean that is twice the size of Texas.To combat this environmental catastrophe and urge people everywhere to join its bottle-free movement, SodaStream has partnered with Earth Day Network and 5 Gyres to further expose what they call ‘The Secret Continent’.The Secret Continent is an imaginary resort destination that SodaStream has birthed in an effort to bring attention to the environmental devastation that is taking place in the Pacific. The damage to our planet is shocking; humans manufacture 1 billion plastic bottles per day and this garbage patch is made from just a portion of the 10 million tons of plastic pollution left behind each year.To date, scientists have documented the impact of marine plastic pollution on 663 different marine species, including all known species of sea turtles, half of all species of marine mammals, and one-fifth of all species of seabirds. By taking this uniquely whimsical approach, SodaStream is seeking to make this environmental message resonate with people all over the world.‘The Secret Continent’ represents the floating garbage island, which is larger than many countries, and SodaStream is seeking to have it acknowledged as the world’s eighth continent by the international community, challenging the world’s population to sign an online petition that will be sent directly to global leaders. The petition urges them to publicly acknowledge ‘The Secret Continent’ and take proactive measures to change the way plastic is used and discarded. In doing so, plastic pollution will be highlighted and no longer ignored.‘The Secret Continent’ is part of SodaStream’s ongoing mission to help consumers reduce their carbon footprint and prevent continued environmental damage in landfills. One SodaStream can save the average U.S. family up to 2,000 bottles and cans each year.“We applaud the bold steps SodaStream is taking to bring the Pacific Garbage Patch to the forefront and proactively fighting to reduce the amount of plastic that gathers in landfills each year,” said Kathleen Rogers, President of Earth Day Network. “We all know that plastic debris doesn’t biodegrade, but we don’t think enough about where it actually ends up, and the danger all this plastic imposes on birds, animals, plants, micro-organisms and seawater. The Secret Continent Campaign isn’t just a publicity stunt. It’s a serious effort to advocate for the health of our oceans and the survival of our planet. We are thrilled to join SodaStream on this mission.”SodaStream’s Global Brand Ambassador, Scarlett Johansson, has already signed the petition and is a huge supporter of this cause. “I am honored to be a part of a project that is powered by such noble intentions and goals. The Secret Continent inspires people to change the way they live. Products like SodaStream aid in the reduction of our carbon footprint, a feat that is vital to preserving the planet for our children.”“SodaStream is steadfast in our mission to elevate awareness for reducing the amount of plastic waste,” said Daniel Birnbaum, CEO of SodaStream. “The Secret Continent is a disruptive way to make people stop and rethink how they drink, from what they’re putting into their bodies to how they’re safeguarding the planet.”