first_imgMinister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh T.D., announced today that he has sanctioned a grant of €900,000 for the Higher Education Authority to be allocated to Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge to enable them to continue providing a range of courses through Irish in their three Gaeltacht locations, in Gaoth Dobhair, Carna and An Cheathrú Rua, in the 2014/15 academic year. Announcing the grant, Minister of State McHugh said this morning: “The Acadamh greatly contributes to the educational opportunities available to the Irish language and Gaeltacht communities and it has a positive influence on the social, economic, cultural and linguistic life of those communities”.In 2004 the National University of Ireland, Galway established Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge to fulfil the University’s obligation to develop third-level education through the medium of Irish. NUI Galway has an obligation to the Government under the provisions of section 3 of the University College Galway (Amendment) Act 2006 to develop and provide a third-level programme ‘through the medium of the Irish language’.“Through the Language Planning and Preservation Diploma that they offer in conjunction with Údarás na Gaeltachta, people from the Gaeltacht are trained to take leadership of the future of language planning in the Gaeltacht. I am pleased to announce this grant” said the Minister of State. McHUGH ANNOUNCES €900,000 FUNDING FOR ACADAMH na hOLLSCOLAÍOCHTA GAEILGE was last modified: December 4th, 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:fundingJoe McHughMinisterTDlast_img read more

Understanding fertilizer numbers

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Agronomy professionals can talk all day about a variety of the technical aspects involved in farming and growing crops. And many of them do, even me, or so I’ve been told. And when doing so, most assume that the audience is up to speed on the basics on which the talks are built. But that is not always the case. Recently I was talking with some growers and dealers about the analysis of a blend of fertilizer products, when I realized that there was some confusion on what exactly those numbers meant.Look at any bag, jug or fertilizer label, and you will see three numbers separated by hyphens. These numbers represent nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium content. Some fertilizers have more than three numbers, and in those cases the extra numbers represent other nutrients. It doesn’t matter if it is liquid or dry fertilizer, as the numbers represent the percent by weight of each nutrient the product contains.Where it gets a little complicated is with the second and third numbers which represent not just potassium and phosphorous, but the oxides of those elements. This goes back in time to when fertilizers were heated with air to convert the phosphate and potassium to oxides — specifically P2O5 and K2O — and these numbers were used for the nutrient analysis. (This was referred to as Gravimetric Analysis.) While modern analytical techniques are used to determine fertilizer analysis today, the numbers are still in terms of the oxides for historical continuity. But these oxides themselves are never found in fertilizer. So it’s kind of like the American system of using miles and acres instead of kilometers and hectares — it’s hard to change.Ok, let’s put this knowledge to work. The words written on a label for the elements of the three numbers are: total nitrogen — available phosphate – soluble potash. Remember these numbers are for percent by weight so it is easy for dry materials. One hundred pounds of 18-46-0 dry fertilizer has 18 pounds of total nitrogen (0.18 x 100 pounds), 46 pounds of available phosphate (0.46 x 100 pounds) and 0 pounds of soluble potash (0 x 100 pounds). If you have a blend of equal amounts of 18-46-0 and 0-0-60, then the resulting blend would have an analysis of 9-23-30. You just take the proportion of each times the analysis and add together. Since the blend is half of each fertilizer product, the new analysis is 0.5 times the analysis numbers. Then add them together. If the blended product is 75% 18-46-0 and 25% 0-0-60, then take 0.75 times 18-46-0 and 0.25 times 0-0-60 and add together, which is 13.5-34.5-15. Fertilizer rules according to the Association of American Plant Food Control Officials (AAPFCO) allow for the nitrogen number to be listed as 14%. This would be applicable if this blend is to be sold commercially.Dry product calculations are easy. But what about blends of liquids that have different weights per gallon? That can be a challenge, but it’s easy once you read on. Question: what is the analysis of a fertilizer blend that is 75% 9-24-3 and 25% 20-0-0 UAN? First examine the 9-24-3 label:According to the label, this product weighs 11.2 pound per gallon. By multiplying the nutrient percentages (9% nitrogen, 24% phosphate and 3% potash) by this weight we find that each gallon contains: 1 pound of nitrogen, 2.7 pounds of phosphate and 0.3 pound of potash. For blends of liquids, let us do the math for one gallon of the blend. Since the blend is 75% 9-24-3, it is necessary to multiply the amounts of nutrients in a gallon of the product times 75%. This gives 0.75 pound nitrogen, two pounds phosphate and 0.225 pound potash. And 0.75 gallon would weigh 8.4 pounds (0.75 x 11.2 pounds per gallon.) Now we have the necessary numbers for the 9-24-3 part of the blend. Now we will do the same for the other product in the blend, which is 20-0-0.This product weighs 10.53 pounds per gallon. It also says it contains 2.11 pounds of nitrogen per gallon, saving us a multiplication step (which would be 20% or 0.2 x 10.53). The blended product is 25% 20-0-0. That gives 0.5275 pound of nitrogen (25% or 0.25 x 2.11). The weight of this product in the 25% blended product is 2.6325 pounds (0.25 x 10.53). Now we have the contributions from both of the products in the blend. It’s time to put it together. Putting it togetherWeight of a gallon of this blend: 8.4 (75% 9-24-3) + 2.635 (25% 20-0-0) = 11.035 pounds per gallon.Weights of N: 0.75 (from 9-24-3) + 0.5275 (from 20-0-0) = 1.2775 pounds –nitrogen per gallon.Weights of P2O5 and K2O are only from the 9-24-3: 2 and 0.225 pound per gallon, respectively.These are weights that must be converted to percentages, which is how labels are expressed. So divide these numbers by the weight of the new blended product, 11.035.N: 1.2775/11.035 = 0.116, or 11.6% N. Now according to AAPFCO fertilizer label rules, we can call this 12%.Phosphate: 2/11.035 = 0.18 or 18% P2O5.Potash: 0.225/11.035 = 0.02 or 2% K2O.So the new blended product would have an analysis of 12-18-2. Now there are certainly various other math or computer program pathways to this answer, but this is how it can be determined by hand. This is the percentage of nitrogen, phosphate and potash nutrients in an applied rate of fertilizer. The same process would apply to other nutrients such as sulfur that are on the label. To figure actual pounds per acre applied: multiply the number of gallons per acre times the weight per gallon (in this case 11.035) to get pounds per acre of product applied. Then multiply this number times the percentages of nutrients, in decimal form. This is actual pounds of nutrients applied per acre. Some products are promoted as being higher efficiency formulations to give increased nutrient on an equivalent basis. But those numbers are often based on a plant response and are not actual pounds of nutrients.last_img read more

Holloway, Pringle help Batang Pier hold off Picanto

first_imgMan sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago LATEST STORIES Kia, meanwhile, stumbled to its seventh straight loss to remain winless in the season-ending conference.Cummings dropped 37 points, six rebounds, and two assists in a losing effort for the Picanto, while Celda fired 15.The scores:GLOBALPORT 102 – Holloway 29, Pringle 21, Baracael 13, Cortez 10, Anthony 8, Pennisi 6, Arana 6, Guinto 5, Hubalde 4, Celiz 0, Grey 0, Forrester 0.KIA 90 – Cummings 37, Celda 15, Elorde 9, Camson 9, Paniamogan 6, Revilla 6, Salva 4, Caperal 2, Jaime 2, Corpuz 0, Ballesteros 0, Khobuntin 0, Yee 0, Deutchman 0.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief “That was a hard game for us,” said GlobalPort head coach Franz Pumaren, whose squad dropped its previous game at the hands of Barangay Ginebra, 124-108, on July 30. “Not trying to use any excuse, but you can see that the three-week layoff was hard on our part. We’re a bit sluggish in a way that we were rushing things, and maybe it’s because the players were excited to play.”Still without Terrence Romeo, who is with Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup, GlobalPort seemed poised to run away with the victory as it staged an 18-4 run abridging the final two quarters, turning a 67-65 edge with 2:30 left in the third quarter to a commanding 85-69 lead early in the fourth period.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 shutoutHowever, Markeith Cummings and Reden Celda kept the Picanto in the game, trimming the deficit to as low as six, 96-90, with 54.5 ticks left, before Holloway dropped the thunderous dunk to end the rally.New acquisition Mac Baracael added 13 points on a 2-of-4 shooting from threes, to go with four rebounds in his first game after the three-team trade which sent him to the Batang Pier. MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Quarters: 28-21, 49-48, 74-69, 102-90. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Lazaro’s hamstring injury forces Vicente to tap Macandili as replacement Murphey Holloway. PBA IMAGESGlobalPort continued its up-and-down ride in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup, holding off Kia, 102-90, Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Murphy Holloway unfurled 29 points, 18 rebounds, three assists, and three blocks, while Stanley Pringle commandeered the offense and finished with 21 markers, seven boards, and four dimes as the Batang Pier evened their standing at 2-2.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

Let the flames begin! Flying diver ignites SEA Games

first_imgMalaysian athlete Nur Dhabitah Sabri lights the torch during the opening ceremony of the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur on August 19, 2017.  AFP PHOTOKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Teenage diver Nur Dhabitah Sabri flew through Malaysia’s national stadium in a brave stunt to light the cauldron at the climax of a glittering Southeast Asian Games opening ceremony on Saturday.The 18-year-old rising star was suspended high above the Bukit Jalil stadium floor in Kuala Lumpur, carrying a flaming torch, at the end of the four-hour extravaganza.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Katropa fields Rice, try to catch up with leaders MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Malaysia, who have given the 29th edition the tagline “Rising Together”, are aiming to top the medals table for only the second time by matching the 111 golds they won on home soil in 2001.Ahead of the opening ceremony, they have already made a strong start with seven golds to lead the table ahead of Singapore and Thailand, who both have three.The Games retain a distinctly regional flavor, with Olympic sports like swimming and athletics contested alongside Asian favorites such as pencak silat, sepak takraw and wushu.They are a big source of national pride in the fast-growing region of about 650 million people, which all too often finds itself outclassed on the world sporting stage. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img View comments Games mascot Rimau, a fluffy Malayan tiger, flew into the stadium on a wire, after LED-lit pedal cars and flag-wavers wearing glittering gold suits had entertained the crowd.Fans watched video messages from Malaysia’s badminton and squash stars Lee Chong Wei and Nicol David, who are busy with world championships commitments, and cheered the succession of marching bands.After the Games had been declared open, the stadium erupted in song as hundreds of dancers waving silver palm trees and waving red-lit parasols gave the event a carnival atmosphere.Olympic silver medal-winning diver Pandelela Rinong passed the flaming torch to Nur Dhabita, who took off slowly towards the 40-foot (12-metre) cauldron and lit it, setting off a blaze of fireworks.The biennial SEA Games, formerly the Southeast Asian Peninsula Games, have been running since 1959, when the region was still emerging from its long era of colonialism.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Earlier a flying tiger, shiny gold suits and a parade of marching bands took center stage as the two-week Games opened in a blaze of color.More than 4,000 athletes from 11 nations strode into the newly refurbished, 87,000-capacity Bukit Jalil stadium, which was sold out for the vibrant show.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingTorrential rain early on failed to dampen enthusiasm as the hosts put on an entertaining spectacle before Malaysia’s king, Sultan Muhammad V, declared the Games open.About 4,200 athletes are competing for 404 gold medals in sports ranging from boxing and equestrianism to petanque, speed skating and lawn bowls at the popular and unique SEA Games. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidelast_img read more

India vs Afghanistan: Rohit Sharma 1st Indian batsman to fall to spin in World Cup 2019

first_imgRohit Sharma became the first Indian batsman to fall to a spinner in the 2019 Cricket World Cup on Saturday. Before India’s game against Afghanistan on Saturday, Rohit Sharma had hit 319 runs from 3 innings including 2 hundreds (against South Africa and Pakistan) and a half-century (against Australia).Rohit was expected to score big against Afghanistan after Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat. However, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman got the ball to grip and turn across as it hit the top of Rohit’s off-stump. There was nearly pin drop silence in the ground.India had tormented spinners in the victories against South Africa, Australia and Pakistan.The opposition spinners (before June 22) had bowled 53 overs to India’s batsmen and leaked 339 runs at an economy rate of 6.39. More significantly, Rohit Sharma is one of the best players of spin in the world.After Rohit Sharma fell in the 5th over of the Indian innings, Virat Kohli joined KL Rahul at the crease and the two led a fightback after Afghanistan’s early breakthrough.Virat Kohli had won the toss and decided to bat against Afghanistan in pursuit of India’s 4th victory of the tournament. Kohli asserted India were in no mood to take it easy against Afghanistan.”Whether we are playing a team that’s strong or the team that’s coming through the ranks, our mindset is the same.”We don’t take Afghanistan lightly, they are a dangerous side when they are on the groove. Focus is within our group on what we want to do as a side,” Kohli said.advertisementAlso Read | Will Tendulkar’s record 673 runs in a single World Cup be broken this year?Also Read | Is this India’s away orange jersey in World Cup 2019? Pictures on social media leave fans guessingAlso Seelast_img read more

TorontoStrong – United we stand against hatred and violence

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Our hearts are heavy with yesterday’s tragic events in Toronto. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their loved ones and the first responders.A GoFundMe page has been set up for the victims and their families.If you cannot afford to donate financially, please consider donating blood. The city and Toronto police have also set up hotlines to offer support to those affected by the incident, and for witnesses who may be able to help with the investigation.#TorontoStrong Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebooklast_img

California dreaming Freshman from Sunshine State plays major role for OSU

Freshman Grayson Overman has been an integral part of the Ohio State men’s volleyball team’s success in the 2010 season.A starter in all of his team’s matches, the 6-foot-7-inch California native has been a key contributor for the Buckeyes since day one.The team held high expectations coming into the season. Overman is one of the key young players coach Pete Hanson said would have a breakout year earlier in the season. While the pressure to come into a whole new situation and succeed might unnerve some freshmen, it was motivation for Overman.“From the very beginning, the expectation level for the freshman was to play at the level of the rest of the team.” Overman said. “I love being pushed to play at the level of the older guys each and every day.”Overman said that the level of competition in college is at a whole different level compared to when he played volleyball for his high school in San Clemente, Calif.“The players are all bigger, stronger, faster and more athletic than the kids in high school,”Overman said. “[But] because the intensity and competition increased, it makes everything more rewarding and fun.”Overman seems to have adjusted well to the college game. He currently ranks third on the team in total kills and points scored. But if it weren’t for some heavy recruiting by OSU coaches, the freshman could be scoring for a school out west.“I had originally wanted to stay on the west coast,” Overman said. “But after my official visit and meeting all the guys on the team, I knew I was going to play for Ohio State.”Despite being more than 2,200 miles from his hometown, Overman says he has been able to fit in just fine with his teammates and his new surroundings.“One of the main reasons I came to Ohio State was because of the guys on the team,” he said. “They are all such great people and they have made my transition such an incredible experience.”Nicknamed “Cali brahs” together with freshman and fellow California native Kyle Lawrence by their teammates, Overman says their acceptance is helping him have the time of his life.“I am having such a good time on the team and here at Ohio State that I haven’t had time to be homesick,” he said. Overman said he is able to attribute his success to not only his talents, but because of the support he receives from the players and coaches.“Everyone on the team supports and helps each other on and off the court because the team is our new family,” Overman said. “The unity and support is always there when I need it.”But if Overman should ever feel overwhelmed by the differences between the surf town of San Clemente and the city of Columbus, he is comforted by a simple fact.“California will always be there when I need it,” he said. read more

Ohio States Aaron Craft set to duel with Syracuse back court

BOSTON – Aaron Craft, meet the back court of Syracuse men’s basketball. Craft, the Ohio State men’s basketball team’s sophomore guard, could face the toughest challenge of his career Saturday when the No. 2-seeded Buckeyes (30-7) face No. 1-seeded Syracuse (34-2) at TD Garden in Boston with a berth to the Final Four on the line. Craft, the Big Ten’s reigning Defensive Player of the Year, has been hailed as the best on-ball defender in the country, but Saturday’s game will see him go up against a trio of Syracuse guards that Orange coach Jim Boeheim calls the best in the country. Heading the Orange’s offensive attack is senior Scoop Jardine, a second-team All-Big East selection who is averages nearly nine points and five assists per game. Fellow starter, junior Brandon Triche, averages nine points per game as well. Former Duke guard and current OSU video coordinator Greg Paulus said that Jardine and Triche would be hard for Craft to handle. “I think those guys are really good players,” Paulus said. “Offensively, they’re strong – shifty with the basketball. The can do it inside with the mid-range game. They can go out and hit the three from behind the ball screen – it’s going to be a very difficult matchup.” When either Jardine or Triche need a break, sophomore guard Dion Waiters – recipient of the Big East’s 6th Man of the Year award – comes off the bench for the Orange. Waiters averages nearly 13 points per game for Syracuse. After OSU’s Thursday win against No. 6-seeded Cincinnati, Craft sighed at the mention of Syracuse’s guards. Craft said he’s well aware of the threat his opposition poses in Saturday game. “It’s going to be tough, you know. It’s definitely not going to be just me,” Craft said. “I mean, those guys are great players, and they bring great players off the bench. So, it’s going to be a big personnel game. Just understanding what they like to do, what they don’t like to do and try to stay as connected as possible.” In the Syracuse camp, Craft is held in high regard as well, and with good reason – he contributed 11 second-half points against the Bearcats to go along with five assists and six steals to help lead OSU to its 81-66 win Thursday. Triche said Craft, who averages nearly nine points, five assists and three rebounds per game for OSU, is a guy that’s “always up on you.” “He pretty much just makes it tough,” Triche said. “He’s one of those guys that never gives up. He’s one of those guys who helps others, dives on the floor.” So, how will this collision of talent at the guard position shake out Saturday? OSU assistant coach Jeff Boals said he is confident in Craft. “Aaron is a huge force on both ends of the court,” Boals said. “It’ll be a good challenge for him.” Craft said he’ll need to rely on his teammates for help in the game to guard Syracuse’s guards, which totaled 39 points in the Orange’s 64-63 win against No. 4-seeded Wisconsin to advance to the NCAA Tournament’s round of eight teams. While he isn’t going to emphasize the one-on-one match ups, Craft also said he would need to keep the Syracuse guards in front of him. “All three of them have shown that they can take over a game when they need to,” Craft said. “It’s going to be all five of us trying to stop all five of them, and hopefully we can do something.” Paulus agreed with Boals and said he is confident in OSU’s guard. “I know (Craft) is the best defender in college basketball,” he said. “I know he’ll be up to the challenge.” OSU’s game against Syracuse at TD Garden in Boston will tip at 7:05 p.m. The game will be televised on CBS. read more

Hazard on Salah I want to see him in the World

first_imgEden Hazard is hoping that his friend Mohamed Salah will recover in time for the World Cup and he stated that he would even support Egypt for him this summerThe Liverpool star is still recovering from his shoulder injury from last month’s Champions League final and therefore missed Wednesday night’s 3-0 defeat for Egypt against Belgium.Egypt boss Hector Cuper has previously expressed his optimism that Salah will make a recovery in time for the World Cup in what will be the Pharaohs’ first appearance in football’s biggest stage in nearly three decades.Hazard, who scored for Belgium in their 3-0 win at the Stade Roi Baudouin in Brussels, praised Egypt and wished his friend a speedy recovery.“Egypt have good players. We managed to take control of the match and scored an early goal which made things easier for ourselves,” Hazard told ON Sport, via Goal.“We are glad about defeating Egypt 3-0. I wish Salah the best and hope he returns. I will support Egypt in the World Cup for him.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“Egypt are so different without Salah but they still performed well with compact lines. Their playing style is close to that of Tunisia.“I spoke with Salah after the Champions League final and sent him a message, as I said he is my friend and I want to see him in the World Cup.”Belgium manager Roberto Martinez added: “Mo Salah is not just a good player, he’s an outstanding footballer, he’s a world-class footballer after what he’s done this season.“Any team is going to miss the goalscoring threat of Mo Salah. We all wish him a speedy recovery and we want to see him in the World Cup.”Egypt will face Uruguay (June 14), hosts Russia (June 19) and Saudi Arabia (June 25) in Group A of the World Cup.last_img read more

FIFA Player of the Year award to be decided with 10

first_imgFIFA have now officially announced that there will be a change in the selection process for the Player of the Year award with the number of candidates set to be reduced from 23 to tenThe football global governing body will select 10 male and female candidates for each award with the likes of Ronaldo Nazario and Frank Lampard representing the judging panel for the male section, while Mia Hamm and Maia Jackman will be among the judges for the female prize.FIFA have explained that the two lists of their candidates will be announced on July 23, just eight days after the World Cup final has been played at Russia’s Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.Football fans, national team captains, head coaches and more than 200 media representatives will subsequently cast their votes to decide who will be crowned the best players and coaches.Cristiano Ronaldo won the Best Men’s Player Award last year, while the Netherlands’ Lieke Martens was crowned Best Women’s Player.Zinedine Zidane was named as the Best Men’s Coach with Sarina Wiegman scoping the female award of the prize.IranFan dies after setting herself on fire protesting Iran’s ban on women spectators Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 A young woman from Iran set, only publicly known as The Blue Girl for the color of her favorite club Esteghlal, has died from her injuries after protesting Iran’s ban on female fans.The voting deadline is August 10 and the names of the winners will be announced on September 24 during the FIFA gala in London.Below is the full list of judges:The panels who will decide #TheBest shortlists have been announced! ????Some amazing names will be choosing the candidates for the men’s and women’s player and coach awards ??— (@FIFAcom) July 4, 2018last_img read more