For all the Latest Sports News News, Hockey News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Tokyo: Mandeep Singh struck a fine hat-trick to help the Indian men’s hockey team beat hosts Japan 6-3 and book a summit clash berth in the Olympic Test Event on Tuesday.The Indian team bounced back from their 1-2 loss against New Zealand with an impressive display in their third match at the Oi Hockey Stadium.India again face New Zealand in the summit clash on Wednesday. Mandeep found the target in the 9th, 29th and 30th minutes while Nilakanta Sharma (3rd), Nilam Sanjeep Xess (7th) and Gurjant Singh (41st) were the other scorers for India. Kentaro Fukuda (25th), Kenta Tanaka (36th) and Kazuma Murata (52nd) scored the goals for Japan.Nilakanta gave India an excellent start through a field goal in the third minute. Buoyed by the early lead, the Indian team put tremendous pressure on the Japan defence as Gurjant Singh took a shot on goal, but saw his effort going wide of the post.However, a penalty corner was awarded to India in the seventh minute which was converted brilliantly by Nilam Sanjeep to help the team take a 2-0 lead.India continued to take the aggressive approach and Mandeep found the back of the net with an excellent field goal in the ninth minute. Japan tried to make inroads in the last few minutes of the first quarter as they won a penalty corner. Gurinder Singh positioned himself brilliantly and defended the shot on the goal line. India led 3-0 at the end of the first quarter.India continued their attacking game in the second quarter with Jarmanpreet Singh taking a shot on goal, but putting it wide of the post.Captain Harmanpreet Singh had a shot on target, but the Japanese goalkeeper Takashi Yoshikawa pulled off a brilliant save. Japan managed to open their account through a field goal through Kentaro Fukuda in the 25th minute, but Mandeep scored two field goals in quick succession to help India take a big 5-1 lead. The Indian vice-captain scored just before the half-time whistle in the 29th and 30th minutes.Japan started the third quarter on an aggressive note. They took a shot on goal, which was blocked out brilliantly by goalkeeper Krishan Pathak. However, the Japanese team kept putting pressure on the Indian defence and found a field goal through Kenta Tanaka in the 36th minute.India did not let the momentum shift towards the Japanese side as forward Gurjant found the back of the net in the 41st minute to make it 6-2 which put the world number 5 side in a dominant position at the end of the third quarter. Japan attacked the Indian defence in the the fourth quarter and scored their third goal through Kazuma Murata in the 52nd minute.India were awarded a penalty corner with five minutes left on the clock, but the shot went wide off the post. India also saved a penalty corner in the dying minutes of the match. The win put India in the second spot in the points table and they face toppers New Zealand in the summit clash on Wednesday.
13 June 2005Friday’s launch of the Kruger to Canyons (K2C) Biosphere Reserve near Hoedspruit is seen as an important step in the economic development of the central lowveld region, which straddles the boundary between Limpopo and Mpumalanga.Stretching from the Blyde River Canyon to the Kruger National Park, the biosphere will incorporate the 1.5-million people, mainly rural poor, who live there. It is the fourth internationally recognised biosphere in South Africa. The others are in the Koegelberg, West Coast and Waterberg regions. In September 2001 Kruger to Canyons was registered by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) as the the 411th biosphere reserve in 94 countries worldwide, under its International Man and Biosphere Programme.According to the programme, biosphere reserves are regions where internationally important protected areas, like the Kruger National Park, lie next to human settlements.People in the area may have been displaced when the reserves were declared, remaining on the margins and increasing pressure on local resources, exposing entire ecosystems to stress.Restricted or prohibited access to communities’ historic resource base may have changed land-use patterns for the worse.The people living in the Kruger to Canyons reserve are predominantly black (97%), unskilled, illiterate and rurally based.Morgan Lewele, chairperson of the biosphere initiative, said the launch came after seven years of consultations between all involved.“The realisation that we all have a responsibility to protect the environment has created a common bond between us,” Lewele said at the launch. “Our mission will be to maintain the K2C biosphere as an eminent conservation and development model.”Public meetings were held during the consultation process, where biosphere components such as core areas, buffer zones and transitional regions were identified.At the launch, a Unesco certificate confirming Kruger to Canyon’s biosphere status was handed to Collins Chabane, Limpopo MEC for the environment.Chabane told the gathering that the biosphere reserve concept sought to place environmental protection at the centre of economic development. Ecotourism was expected to create a large number of jobs, he said.He also announced the launch of an educational programme to promote environmental protection and the responsible use of natural resources.“We have not merely inherited this land from our forefathers; we’ve borrowed it from our children,” Chabane said.The reserveSouth Africa is the third most biologically diverse country in the world, according to the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. The K2C biosphere contains widely diverse landscapes, ranging from 300m above sea level in the east to over 2 000m in the Drakensburg Escarpment.Kruger to Canyons is the third-largest biosphere in the world. It is home to game, commercial and crop farming, tourism and related enterprises, as well as 149 mammal, 510 bird and 57 fish species.The average rainfall ranges from 368mm a year to 3 000mm on the plateau. These two factors help create a wide variety of habitats and niches for flora and fauna.The K2C covers three biomes: savannah woodlands, afromontane forests and montane grasslands. These protected areas cover some 4.8-million hectares, including transfrontier and escarpment regions.These make up a unique constellation of public, provincial, private reserves and natural resource areas. Man and biosphereIn terms of Unesco’s Man and Biosphere Programme, biosphere reserves offer political processes to stimulate the sustainable use of resources within a framework of economic empowerment and growth.The philosophy is one of development and public participation through education, training and involvement in research and monitoring.A biosphere reserve has three roles:Development, combining conservation with the sustainable use of the ecosystem to benefit local communities.Conservation, protecting local genetic resources, plant and animal species, and ecosystems and landscapes of value to maintain biological diversity.Logistic support, providing research, monitoring education and training opportunities through exchanges organised within the framework of Unesco’s international network.Each biosphere reserve has three zones: a core area devoted to strict protection, a delineated buffer zone where only activities compatible with conservation objectives can take place, and a transition zone used for sustainable resource management in cooperation with local communities.DevelopmentThe 1.5-million people living in the K2C area are predominantly black (97%), unskilled and rurally based. There are huge social and economic inequalities.Most of the people live in poor-rural conditions: only 50% functional literacy, high levels of male absenteeism, low direct incomes and a high percentage of young people.Ninety percent live outside urban areas, compared with a national average of 35%. Some 20% of the population is under the age of four, and half are under 15 years old.A high proportion of the population is not economically active, with households relying on subsistence farming, old-age pensions and remittances from relatives working outside the area to survive.Limpopo has the lowest per capita income of the provinces in South Africa and the highest unemployment rate: almost 51% of the rural population is jobless.There are a number of development initiatives under way in the Kruger to Canyons region. They range from broad empowerment to the transfer of ownership and conversion of marginal agricultural land to commercially viable ecotourism destinations, such as the governmental Phalaborwa sub-corridor initiative, to the establishment and registration of a new community school, the Hope School.There is an effort to establish what will probably be the last consolidation of privately owned game lands into an official nature reserve in the Central Lowveld region, the Blyde-Olifants Conservancy.Part of this effort is the inclusion of local community interests through the Maburuburung Trust.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Tickets are now on sale (benefitinthebarn.org) for the Delaware County Farm Bureau’s Benefit in the Barn, A Symphony on the Farm. This celebration of agriculture, food and music happens Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 with all proceeds benefitting partners of the Delaware County Hunger Alliance. Guests will enjoy a fun, unique concert complete with dinner catered by City BBQ, Ohio beer, wine and spirits. The organizers promise special surprises throughout the night. All proceeds from the evening support the Delaware County Hunger Alliance.Through a partnership between the Delaware County Farm Bureau and the Delaware County United Way’s Hunger Alliance, local food insecurity is being addressed in a meaningful way. Proceeds from the 2016 Benefit in the Barn are being used to expand the weekend food backpack program for low income children in Delaware County Schools. It is also establishing a new program that will allow holders of SNAP cards to purchase fresh produce at the Delaware Farmers Market.“One of the key objectives of the Benefit in the Barn is to help reduce the hunger problem in our community. These projects are two of the several hunger relief initiatives that will be supported,” said Zach Taylor, president of the Delaware County Farm Bureau.Barb Lyon, Vice President of the Delaware County United Way said that over 500 low-income children in Delaware County school districts will benefit from the backpack program.“Making the backpack program available to more families meets a critical need in our community and is only possible because of everyone that supports Benefit in the Barn. Connecting low-income families to the healthy options available through the farmer’s market also contributes to the overall health of the community while supporting local growers,” Lyon said.The year’s event takes place on the Doug Dawson Farm at 2831 Bowtown Road, Delaware. Tickets include a picnic-style dinner (compliments of City BBQ and Performance Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Delaware and Honda Marysville) beginning at 6 p.m. and a performance by the Central Ohio Symphony from 7:30 p.m. until dusk. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair for open seating in the barn or adjacent tents. Handicapped parking will be available.Tickets can be purchased online at BenefitInTheBarn.org. General admission is $30 per ticket and includes the concert and dinner. Farm Bureau members will receive a $5 discount per ticket when entering their Farm Bureau member number. A limited number of tickets will be sold, so be sure to get your tickets early. Please call the United Way of Delaware County at 614-436-8929 for additional assistance regarding ticket purchases or Delaware County Farm Bureau at 740-363-1613 for general questions.All proceeds from the Benefit in the Barn will benefit the Delaware County Hunger Alliance.
The latest Sony product announcement brings some much needed focal lengths to their full-frame lens line.In an effort to become more competitive in the lens market, Sony has announced a few new lenses and converters designed to make their cameras more functional for professional use. While this announcement is clearly more exciting for photographers, there are a few implications for filmmakers out there, especially if you are an A7S owner.Sony FE 28mm f/2 LensThe new Sony 28mm f/2 lens is fairly basic, with not a lot of frills attached. The lens has a manual focus ring, as well as internal autofocus built-in. Unfortunately for filmmakers, the focus ring isn’t grooved to work with a follow focus, but for casual productions it should work just fine. Like all Sony lenses, the 28mm f/2 is dust and water resistant. Availability April 14th (Pre-Order) Autofocus Direct Drive Super Sonic Wave AF Mount Sony E-Mount (Full Frame) Thread Size 72mm Price $1,098 on B&H Thread Size 49 Availability March 17th (Pre-Order) Autofocus Linear Motor AF System Stabilization Optical SteadyShot Minimum Focus Distance 11.5 inches Autofocus Direct Drive Super Sonic AF Thread Size 62mm Aperture f/1.4 Physical Aperture Ring (Declickable) Minimum Focus Distance 12 inches Mount Sony E-Mount (Full Frame) Price $448 on B&H Minimum Focus Distance 11 inches Minimum Focus Distance 19.7 inches Price $998 on B&H Thread Size 72mm Availability May 5th (Pre-Order) Mount Sony E-Mount (Full Frame) Aperture f/2.8 Physical Aperture Ring Autofocus Linear Actuator Autofocus Stabilization None Aperture f/2 Internal Aperture Control Aperture f/3.5-6.3 Physical Aperture Ring Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA LensIn terms of professional quality, the Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Lens looks to be the most promising. The lens comes equipped with Sony’s patented super sonic autofocus technology making it incredibly fast and accurate.This video shows a quick product tour of the new 35mm lens:Sony also claims that the external aperture ring can be easily declicked, making this an extremely valuable tool for filmmakers looking for smooth aperture control. If paired with a camera like the A7S, the Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA lens will likely allow you to shoot in virtually any lighting situation. Mount Sony E-Mount (Full Frame) Price $1,598 on B&H Availability July 7th (Pre-Order) Sony FE 90m f/2.8 Macro G OSS LensThe Sony FE 90m f/2.8 Macro G OSS lens is a macro workhorse. The lens gives users the ability to quickly switch between autofocus and manual using a sliding focus ring, rather than a button. The lens also allows users to select focus ranges.For example, users of the lens can define focus ranges so that the lens doesn’t have to examine the entire focus range when finding sharp and accurate focus. The lens was also designed to produce extremely circular bokeh. Meaning the out of focus parts of your image will distort into smooth circles. Fisheye and Ultra-Wide ConvertersIn addition to releasing 4 lenses, Sony has also unveiled a few new wide-angle converters designed to take your existing wide-angle Sony lenses and make them even wider. The lens converters will work with the 28mm f/2 and the 16mm f/2.8. There are four separate teleconverters: a fisheye full-frame, an ultra-wide full frame, a fisheye cropped, and an ultra-wide cropped.By using the wide-angle converters with the respective lens, you can achieve up to 180 degrees of coverage. Prices range from $160 to $298 depending on the converter. All four are expected to be released in May, but you can pre-order them immediately.Want to learn more about these new lenses and converters? Check out a few of the following resources:Sony Announces 4 ‘FE’ Full-Frame E-Mount Lenses – DIY PhotographySony Unleashes Four New FE Lenses – PetaPixelSony unveils four much-needed lenses for the full-frame A7-II camera – EngadgetWhat do you think about these new lenses? Share in the comments below. Stabilization Optical SteadyShot Sony FE 24-240mm F/3.5-6.3 OSS LensThe Sony FE 24-240mm F/3.5-6.3 OSS lens is a good entry-level lens for those looking to have a decent all-purpose lens. Equipped with an autofocus motor and physical aperture ring, this lens might be a good lens to recommend to newbie photographers. Stabilization None
3×3 could be PH’s path to Olympic basketball stint Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program PLAY LIST 02:02Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City The Skippers’ depth was in full display in the game between the early contenders as Banal afforded to field in top rookie selections Alvin Pasaol and Abu Tratter late in the second half, a move which paid dividends considering the short time the two had in preparing with the team.“They delivered down the stretch. They’re still feeling their way in the system, but the good thing is that they were able to deliver when their numbers were called,” said coach Koy Banal.Despite coming out on top, Banal doesn’t want Marinerong Pilipino to get too ahead of itself early in the conference.“This win means nothing. We need to keep on working get better every day because everybody will now prepare for us,” he said.Jaycee Marcelino carried Zark’s Burger-Lyceum with 20 points, four rebounds, and three assists, while Perez had 19 markers and five assists in the defeat.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues LATEST STORIES The Scores:MARINERONG PILIPINO 94 — Subido 20, Ayonayon 15, Paredes 14, Banal 14, Robles 10, Tolentino 4, Tratter 4, Pasaol 4, Terso 3, Lopez 2, Iñigo 2, Babilonia 2, Toth 0.ZARK’S BURGER-LYCEUM 92 — Jc. Marcelino 20, Perez 19, Nzeusseu 18, Ayaay 11, Ibañez 6, Jv. Marcelino 6, Cinco 5, Tansingco 3, Santos 2, Pretta 2, Marata 0, Liwag 0.Quarters: 17-19, 47-34, 69-58, 94-92. 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Read Next MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Marinerong Pilipino vs Zark’s Burger-Lyceuym. PBA IMAGESBanking on its experience, Marinerong Pilipino stamped its class over the retooled Zark’s Burger-Lyceum with a tight 94-92 victory in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Skippers squandered a 17-point lead, 56-39, with 7:57 remaining in the third quarter, but held off the Jawbreakers late courtesy of three freethrows from Rian Ayonayon with 25.6 seconds remaining that put his side up 89-85.ADVERTISEMENT Mike Nzeusseu and CJ Perez then botched their three-point attempts for Zark’s in the final minute.Renzo Subido paced Marinerong Pilipino with 20 points, five assists, and three rebounds, while Ayonayon scattered 15 markers, three boards, and two dimes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGab Banal also tallied a double-double of 14 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, and four steals despite committing 10 turnovers, while Papot Paredes got 12 of his 14 markers in the first half, where the Skippers established a comfortable lead.Marinerong Pilipino staged a 12-0 run in the first half to erect a 47-35 halftime lead, which extended to 17, 56-39 early in the third frame. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed View comments
Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico “That’s our problem, our complacency,” he said.“We started flat and that’s the reason why we struggled. Luckily, we were able to focus in the end game.”Kris Porter posted 21 points on 5-of-9 shooting from three-point area for the Heavy Bombers, who absorbed their sixth straight defeat and dropped to 1-6.Paolo Pontejos added 14 points, five rebounds, and three assists, while Ervin Grospe had 10. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Read Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Rod Ebondo saved the day anew for Centro Escolar University in a 77-75 thriller over Jose Rizal University in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup on Monday at Pasig Sports Center.Ebondo poured in 33 points, including the game-winning jumper with 1.1 seconds left, and had 15 rebounds on top of three assists, two steals and two blocks.ADVERTISEMENT Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Settling NSA disputes among Vargas’ top priorities “We’re just lucky that Rodrigue’s shot went down,” said coach Yong Garcia.Ebondo also came up with a huge defensive play, blocking Jeckster Apinan’s attempt in the final 15 seconds before hitting the go-ahead basket as the league-leading Scorpions improved to 5-1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJoseph Manlangit chipped in 15 markers, while Art Aquino had eight, none bigger than his undergoal stab to knot the score at 75 with 20.6 seconds left.Despite the victory that kept the Scorpions on top of the leaderboard, Garcia rued his team’s tendency to play complacent against a lower-rung team like JRU. View comments
Australia’s best youth Touch Football talent will be on display at Sunshine Coast Stadium from Wednesday, 17 September until Saturday, 20 September 2014 when they compete in the 2014 National Youth Championships. 34 teams from across Australia, including four from New Zealand, will take part in the event, competing in the 18’s Boys and Girls divisions. Queensland Secondary Schools Touch (QSST) will be hopeful of claiming their third consecutive 18’s Girls title in 2014, following their wins over New South Wales Combined High Schools (NSWCHS) in the 2012 and 2013 events. NSWCHS will be looking to claim back-to-back 18’s Boys titles after their thrilling win over QSST in last year’s final. It is the third time that the NYC event has been held at the Sunshine Coast, following the 2010, 2011 and 2013 events being held at the Stockland Park venue. Round games will be played from Wednesday through to Friday, with semi finals and finals to be played on Saturday. The event will run in conjunction with the 2014 State of Origin Series, which will be played on Friday, 19 September and Saturday, 20 September. For more information on the State of Origin Series, please visit the State of Origin website: www.soo.mytouchfooty.comTo keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2014 National Youth Championships, please visit the event website – www.nyc.mytouchfooty.com. There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest results, news and information from the 2014 National Youth Championships (NYC). The Touch Football Australia and NYC websites will be updated regularly throughout the event with all of the latest information and can be found by clicking on the links below:www.nyc.mytouchfooty.com www.touchfootball.com.auAll of Touch Football Australia’s social media pages will be regularly updated throughout the NYC event, so be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us by clicking on the links below. Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #nationalyouthchamps)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia (be sure to use the hashtag #nationalyouthchamps)The TFA YouTube channel will also have highlights and game live streamed throughout the event. Please click on the link below to be taken to the channel, and be sure to become a subscriber to the channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksNational Youth Champs
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd keeper De Gea with squad for Liverpool clashby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United goalkeeper David de Gea arrived at the Lowry Hotel with the rest of the squad on Saturday ahead of their clash with Liverpool on Sunday.The Spaniard pulled up with a groin injury on international duty in midweek and was initially ruled out of Sunday’s huge clash with the Premier League leaders at Old Trafford.But The Times says De Gea still believes there is a slim chance he could feature after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer played down his injury.And he was amongst the United squad that arrived at the Lowry Hotel to prepare for the game, with Anthony Martial and Aaron Wan-Bissaka also in attendance as they get set to return to the fold.De Gea was one of three goalkeepers in the squad along with Sergio Romero, expected to be his replacement, and back-up Lee Grant.
Merson tells Stones to leave Man Cityby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal hero Paul Merson believes John Stones should be looking to leave Manchester City.The defender was left out of the starting line-up against Crystal Palace on Saturday.“Rodri and Fernandinho did well at Crystal Palace but you wouldn’t want to play them together at the back for the next 28 games,” Merson said.“If you were John Stones you’d want to be leaving now, wouldn’t you? In my opinion he’s fit to play. If he’s not fit why is he on the bench? It was a strange one for me. It’s one of those Pep Guardiola decisions that was amazing, but it could have gone wrong. It was a big call to leave Stones on the bench.“From my experience, I’d be asking serious questions if I were Stones. It’s like me being a No 10 and a manager putting Tony Adams in my place. I’d be thinking what’s happening here?“A holding midfielder is not a centre-half. This lad is a £50m defender. It’s not like he was always there, and Pep just doesn’t fancy him as a player – a bit like Mesut Ozil and Unai Emery – it’s not like that at all.“I would say that decision is the final proof that Pep just doesn’t trust Stones anymore. It really doesn’t look good for Stones.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 10: Running back Fozzy Whittaker #2 and safety Nate Boyer #37 of the Texas Longhorns carry the American flags as the team takes the field before the NCAA football game against the BYU Cougars on September 10, 2011 at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. Texas defeated BYU 17-16. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)This week, a University of Texas football fan named Trevor Thomas put together a hype video illustrating why top high school prospects should choose to play for Texas. Included in the background narration for the video was an excerpt of Longhorn defensive coordinator Vance Bedford speaking about the program.It looks like Thomas’ effort did not go unnoticed by Vance Bedford, who shouted him out earlier today.To the fan who put together the recruiting video, the longhorn nation thanks you. Write me back— Vance Bedford (@CoachBedfordUT) January 31, 2015Not sure if Thomas ever did get back to Bedford, but it’s cool that the coach gave him some recognition. Texas has been on a recruiting roll lately and will look to ride that momentum into National Signing Day on Wednesday.