“We’re very proud to have the risk of incorporating the Electronic Review to the Mutua Madrid Open. The revolutionary character has at all times been a trademark of our event and avant-garde, so the use of this know-how reaffirms our spirit. As well as, there isn’t a doubt that it is going to be an necessary further assist for the gamers, ”mentioned event director Feliciano López. “I can solely present my pleasure at this nice advance. We would have liked to have it on clay, and we’re very blissful to have it in the Magic Field. I need to spotlight the dedication of Madrid to at all times be at the forefront of know-how. ”The use of Electronic Review on clay is meant to enhance the accuracy of arbitration and was launched for the first time on the ATP Tour in onerous monitor in Miami 2006. From then on it was integrated to different surfaces, saved in clay, the place the protocol of permitting gamers to ask the chair decide to overview the mark throughout the matches had been maintained. Till this 12 months 2020. The Mutua Madrid Open and tennis on clay once more take a brand new step in direction of the future. At all times hand in hand with the vanguard, each gamers and followers can take pleasure in a historic occasion in the 2020 version of the Magic Field, incorporating For the first time this season the Electronic Review, the digital overview know-how on the floor on clay.The Electronic Review shall be accessible on the three predominant tracks of the event: Manolo Santana Stadium, Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario Stadium and Stadium 3, which even have a retractable roof. And they are going to be used in the particular person and double matches, in addition to in the earlier section in each the ATP males’s and the WTA ladies’s.The use of clay know-how, developed by FOXTENN, was formally accredited by the ATP final November 2019 and is on trial in some tournaments chosen by ATP and WTA. After an utility course of to use the Electronic Review, the Mutua Madrid Open shall be the solely ATP Masters 1000 and WTA Premier Obligatory class event, which has the risk to host this innovation on the European clay court docket tour in spring.
The entry is now closed for this years Donegal International Rally and the programme, maps and entry lists will hit the street this weekend.Donegal Daily’s Motoring columnist Brian McDaid takes a look at a new face to the Donegal in the R5 class, that of Kerry’s Rob Duggan.You could say that Rob Duggan from Kerry is outstanding in his field, and you wouldn’t be far off the mark. Advertisement Every type of rally car that he has sat behind the wheel of he has got the best possible result from.Starting in the Fiesta R2 where he finished first in the juniors in the Donegal back in 2014 through to winning his section in the British Rally Championship, and on to rallying in Portugal in a Vauxhall Adam and more recently his success in the national class where.Rob Duugan in Mols gap on his way to a 1st over all in the National of the Rally of the lakes recently.Even with a gearbox change in the middle of that rally he managed to finish a half a minute ahead of his next nearest competitor for an outright win in Killarney in a Mk2 Escort.by Brian McDaid Advertisement When we made contact with this talented Kerry man we were to find him where most Donegal International Rally fans and competitors are on the run up to the Donegal Rally are to be found, trying to get worked squared up out of the way before June.Rob was at the same, outstanding but not at rallying but outstanding in the middle of a field at the wheel of a New Holland Tractor which was out running behind a silage harvester trying to save the silage.The New Holland Tractor was four wheel drive and powerful, but come June Rob will be hoping to swap his view over the hedges in Kerry for his view over the hedges up here in Donegal and swap the New Holland Tractor for another powerful four wheel drive in the form of a R5 Fiesta.Success in the British Rally championship for Kerry’s Rob Duggan and Ger Convay in a Vauxhall Adam. This crew are entered for the 2018 Donegal International in a R5 Fiesta.Donegal, Simply The BestTalking to us from Kerry, Rob Duggan has looked forward to the Donegal Rally for as long as he can remember.It’s the rally that everyone talks about he recalls making the trip from Kerry as a young spectator to watch the event right through to his start in the junior rally in 2014. This year (all going to plan) Rob hopes to compete in the event in the R5 class in a Ford Fiesta. Duggan feels now is the time for him to get into the R5.To date Duggan feels his win in the National Rally recently in Killarney in his Smith and Jones-powered Mk2 Escort was his best result to date.The pace was high in Killarney but what ever it is about The Donegal, everyone seems to turn the wick up another notch.Duggan was the winner of the Billy Coleman award for young drivers in 2015 following his performance in both The Rally of the Lakes juniors and the Donegal International Rally juniors that year. Rob Duggan and Gey Conway in flight on the Portugal Rally in his a Fiesta this Kerry crew are on their way to Donegal in June to compete at R5 level.This year his success started with a win in the National Rally in a MK2 escort and now its time, he feels to get behind the wheel of a R5 Fiesta. In his opinion, there’s no place better for him to go in a R5 on tarmac than Donegal and the International Rally in June.Deja VuWriting this report I feel that I have been down this road before.In 1993 I was sent down to Cork to cover the rally which James Cullen and the late Ellen Morgan won the event outright in their Escort Cosworth Group N.That year Cullen in Cork was treated like a king and he didn’t disappoint with his giant killing performance. That was twenty-five years ago and the twenty-four-year old year old Duggan wasn’t even born yet but the driving talent of Cullen going to Cork and winning and one of Kerry’s greatest young drivers Rob Duggan coming up to Donegal feels a little Deja Vu to me.Even down to the opinion locally that both drivers were only fast in their own back yard. Back in the day Cullen let his driving do the talking and soon silenced his critics and hopefully Duggan will do the same when he leaves the kingdom in the coming weeks to prepare to compete in one of the most sought after titles in Irish rallying, The Donegal.Rod Duggan with his sister on the notes in full flight in his Smith and Jones power Escort MKk2 on The Rally of the Lakes which he won outright in the national rally.A message for SponsorsThe last thing that is familiar about both James Cullen and Rob Duggan is the fact that they both have talent in abundance but both still have to look for much-needed sponsorship for the events.On the Rally of the Lakes footage of Duggan and his sister Tara on the notes taking to the air twice through a set of double bumps in their MK2 Escort went viral on social media.To date 197,000 people have viewed the footage of the car and its sponsors. So just can imagine the interest that will be in this talented young Kerry driver when he arrives in Donegal in the coming weeks.Don’t forget this Friday night at 7.30pm, the Donegal International Rally which have their press evening at An Grianan Theatre which all are welcome to attend, where they will outline their plans for yet another memorable event.Happy Motoring Folks! DD Motoring – Duggan for Donegal! was last modified: May 24th, 2018 by Brian McDaidShare 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:donegalrallyRob Duggan
Larry and Jan Marek live on a family farm in Iowa, established in 1896 and today known as Marek Land and Livestock. The couple operates the farms along with sons Tim and Brad, on land ranging from prairie to transitional, with an acre base of four sections. The enterprise has had steady, sustainable growth, and uses various conservation practices that protect the land for the next generations, including terraces, contours, no-till, grassland for the beef cows and more. Four hundred acres of rye were flown in this past fall for use as a cover crop.“I thank the ASA for their very capable legislative work and thank the World Soy Foundation for their work in providing soy as a source of protein in those areas of difficult food production.” (Photo Credit: Farm News)Larry said his concerns for the future of agriculture include nutrient management, water management, over regulation without scientific research and the misunderstanding regarding GMO crops and their necessity in feeding a growing population. Transition to following generations due to tax laws and the difficulty for younger farmers in establishing a unit capable of providing a living for a farm family is also a concern.“I believe one of the most challenging problems for the future will be getting food to the growing populations in the poorer countries,” Larry said. “I thank the ASA for their very capable legislative work and thank the World Soy Foundation for their work in providing soy as a source of protein in those areas of difficult food production.”In addition to managing his farms, Larry finds time to get involved in various leadership roles within the industry. He is serving his fourth year as a United Soybean Board (USB) director and was recently elected to the Strategic Management committee. Larry is confident USB will continue to invest check-off dollars wisely in serving markets and developing new uses and markets that will provide the highest returns for U.S. soybean producers. He also served as a State Representative in Iowa following his service on the Iowa Promotion Board and the Iowa Soybean Association for a number of years.“I’m excited about the development of High Oleic soybeans knowing that this is one of the factors that will make us more competitive in the oils market,” Larry said. “There are a number of projects coming forward that will add value to our soybeans, as well as what’s yet to be accomplished in genetics.”The WSF thanks Larry for his leadership in our industry and especially for his support of our mission of reducing malnutrition through the power of soy. To join Larry and hundreds of others in supporting the WSF, click here to give the gift of protein today! Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to stay up-to-date on the most recent news.