THE staff and management at Co Donegal’s No1 babywear shop Planet Baby of Letterkenny would like to pass on our Best Wishes to Jim McGuinness and the Donegal squad for this Sunday’s All-Ireland Final.Planet Baby made a €100 donation to the Players Fund for this advertisement. All monies from Donegal Daily support adverts go to the team.Want to advertise and help the team? Email Grace Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org. BEST WISHES TO JIM McGUINNESS AND THE TEAM FROM EVERYONE AT PLANET BABY was last modified: September 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:BEST WISHES TO JIM McGUINNESS AND THE TEAM FROM EVERYONE AT PLANET BABY
As part of the programme, old coaches are also being refurbished, as well as revamping and modernising stations and signalling. A request for proposals was put out by Prasa in April for local companies to outline the design of a new train. Montana believed the country had to use this investment to revitalise its local industry, and a condition in the request for proposals stated that 65% of components must be manufactured in South Africa.‘Revitalising local industry’ Montana said he expected that this would create about 75 000 jobs, as well as boost the number of artisan skills in the country. A black economic empowerment (BEE) programme for the building of the new coaches would be announced shortly and Montana assured the committee that there would be a “huge stake for black businesses” – up to 40%. “Workers, disabled people and women must also be involved,” he said. Prasa is also refurbishing hundreds of coaches a year and about 15% of all train sets had been refurbished so far, he said, at a cost of about R7-million per coach. This financial year will see the overhauling of 530 coaches, at a cost of R2-billion, up from 200 coaches a year a few years ago. Added to this, Prasa would invest R7-billion into a modern signalling system and Siemens had already been appointed to carry out some of the work. In the long-term, onboard train protection – an electronic system which takes over from the driver should the driver not take action or should he have a heart attack – would also be installed.Safer, cleaner stations Montana said Prasa would also carry out 98 station improvement projects this financial year to improve safety and cleanliness. At some stations community members have been trained and have been assisted to set up co-operatives to clean stations. Modern speed gates, to the value of R1.9-billion, would also be set up at various stations across the country ahead of the introduction of a single transport card for bus and train commuters. According to Montana, Prasa would extend rail lines and a number of projects would be developed, including a Johannesburg-Durban High Speed Rail link – to reduce travel time between the two cities to three hours. Other projects include the Moloto Rail Corridor and the Johannesburg-Queenstown- Mthatha Rail project, of which R450-million had been committed over the next three years, which included the construction of eight stations. Rail links to Cape Town International Airport and King Shaka International Airport had also been proposed. South Africa, he said, could no longer afford to fall behind the rest of the world, having already missed several “rail revolutions” – including the introduction of modern commuter trains and high-speed trains in other countries. Source: BuaNews 20 June 2012 Plans to give South Africa’s passenger rail services a complete overhaul are on track as a preferred bidder for the building of 7 224 new trains will be announced in November, Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) chief executive Lucky Montana says. Briefing the National Council of Provinces’ (NCOP) select committee on public services in Cape Town on Tuesday, Montana said that the first of the new trains manufactured as part of Prasa’s 20-year fleet renewal programme are expected to be running in 2014.
31 March 2013 South Africa thrashed Ireland by 86 runs at the ICC Women’s World Twenty in Sylhet, Bangladesh on Saturday to set up a showdown against New Zealand on Monday which will decide whether or not the Proteas progress to the semi-finals. With their huge victory, South Africa improved their net run rate significantly. Most importantly, it is now better than the White Ferns’, which means a win would pull Mignon du Preez’s team level with the Kiwis on points, but above them on net run rate. The Proteas were expected to beat Ireland, who fell to their third loss in three outings, but the one-sided nature of the result was perhaps a little surprising.‘It was wonderful’ South Africa went into the game on the back of a hard-fought six wicket loss to Australia, so Proteas’ coach Hilton Moreeng was happy to see his side back on the winning track. “It was wonderful to see such a good fight back from the team today,” he said afterwards. “It’s always difficult to bounce back after a loss, having played so well against a team like Australia. “I’m very proud of their professionalism and character during this match. The batters did so well up front to set us up and our bowlers were just exceptional.”Good start Du Preez elected to bat and Lizelle Lee and Dane van Niekerk, who put on 163 without loss against Pakistan, again got the team off to a good start, posting 57 for the first wicket before Van Niekerk departed for 25. Lee fell for the innings’ top score of 43 with the total on 72 in the 14th over, but some clean hitting by Chloe Tryon and Sune Luus saw the run rate soar in the closing overs, with Tryon finishing undefeated on 35 off only 12 deliveries, with three fours and three sixes, while Luus ended on 29 not out from just 10 deliveries, with six fours.Irish innings Ireland, in reply, lost Clare Shillington in the first over, but then steadied their innings as wicketkeeper Mary Waldron and captain Isobel Joyce added 41 for the second wicket before Waldron was stumped by Trisha Chetty off the bowling of Marcia Letsoala for Ireland’s top score of 33. Joyce went on to make 15 and Melissa Scott-Hayward 14, but when she departed on 67, another victim of Lesoalo, the Irish innings folded, with the next highest scorer making only six runs. The absence of Cecilia Joyce because of an injury did not help either.Standout bowlers Proteas’ opening bowler Shabnim Ismail led the assault on the Irish batswomen, capturing an eye-opening 3 for 5 in her three overs, while Dane van Niekerk did her bit by picking up 3 for 10 in two overs of leg spin. Letsoalo, who made two important breakthroughs, finished with 2 for 23 in her three overs.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Mark Landefeld, Ohio State University Extension Agriculture Educator, Monroe CountyEvery livestock owner I have talked to the last few weeks has the same situation, more mud and more tracked-up fields than they can ever recall before.Mud increases stress for the livestock and the farm manager. The way you manage, or don’t manage, muddy conditions affects your livestock’s performance and may have a big impact on damaging forage plants in your pastures.So, what are we going to do with our pastures and areas, which have taken the hits this year? Options range from complete renovation of the area, to doing nothing and allowing nature to take its course. My guess is, that both options, and something in between may be practical on most farms this spring. Even within a paddock, different treatments will probably be necessary because zones closer the water source will likely have more damage than other areas of the paddock.The dilemma: to add seed, or not to add seed? If we do nothing but give the areas time, forage will grow. What forage grows will be determined by how badly the area was tracked-up, the variety of seed dormant in your soils and your pastures fertility levels. It certainly seems we all have weed seed waiting and ready to grow if given the opportunity. So, what is a weed? In pesticide classes over the years, I’ve heard and I’ve said, “a weed is a plant growing out of place.” Luckily, for us, our livestock can utilize many weeds that grow in our pastures and get a good amount of nutrition from them, but a little extra help may be needed this year.I think our job now, in these moderately to heavily tracked areas, is to try and determine what is going to come back in these torn-up fields. Then we can provide assistance where we deem necessary to help retain, or obtain, the species of forage we want in those fields. Where heavily pugged fields and tracking with machinery have occurred, complete renovation is probably going to be needed. Other areas with moderate damage might be smoothed with a drag or other implement when the soil firms enough to get equipment on it and then seed the area with a no-till drill (This can take place on partially frozen ground as well as dry soil). In the lightly tracked areas, frost seeding should prove very beneficial to producers. This would also be a great time to increase the percentage of legumes and or grass varieties in your pastures.Frost seeding is a relatively inexpensive and quick way to incorporate new seed varieties or cultivars into a paddock. Light tracking from our livestock’s hoof action has provided the openings needed for the seed to make good contact with the soil in many pastures this year. Any producer wanting to use the frost seeding technique needs to put the seed on now, or in the next couple of weeks. As the name implies, frost seedings need freeze and thaw cycles after seed application to work properly. I always get producers asking me in mid/late March if they can still do frost seedings. My answer is generally, yes, you can still put the seed down, but if you don’t get several frosts after seeding, the results are probably not going to be what you want.In moderately damaged areas where complete renovation may not be needed, but we feel we still need to do something to reduce weed pressure, introducing a quick germinating variety of seed such as Italian ryegrass can be beneficial. These seeds start quickly and may help shade out unwanted weeds. This seed may be introduced by frost seeding methods we just discussed or by no-till drilling the seed into the soil. When soil conditions permit, seed could be introduced into some less damaged areas by no-till drilling the seed into the soil.Finally, as growth begins in the spring, new legume and grass seedlings will have a better chance to survive if they have help competing against the established plants. Frost seeded pastures should be grazed lightly or clipped in the spring at regular intervals when grass plants are around 8 inches in height. This will allow sunlight to enter the canopy so new legume seedlings are not shaded out. However, do not allow animals to graze newly seeded areas so heavily (to heights less than 3 inches) that they ruin the seeding before adequate roots are developed. Temporary electric fence may be needed to control livestock and prevent overgrazing. Strict grazing management to allow plants an adequate rest period after each grazing pass must be implemented to produce strong root systems and maintain healthy plant growth. If continuous unmanaged grazing is allowed to occur, your frost seeding efforts will be pointless.
3..2..1..action! Filmmakers have one more month to say ‘that’s a wrap!’ on the production of your short films before the August 1st deadline. Before you click ‘send’ on your GIFF submission, how well do you know the guidelines behind-the-scenes? Test your cinemaphile meter and geocaching etiquette, then review your score in post-production! SharePrint Related GIFF 2019 is your chance to have your geocaching film viewed by thousands of people on movie screens all over the world. You can find the rules here. When you’re ready, fill out the submission form. Share with your Friends:More
The first-ever ReadWrite Mix event last week was a blast. And perhaps the most fun part came when ReadWrite editor in chief Dan Lyons brought global technology visionary Vivek Wadhwa on stage to show off a $20 tablet computer and discuss worldwide trends that challenge our parochial perceptions of the future of technology. Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now jon mitchell IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Panelists: Vivek Wadhwa, Kara Swisher of AllThingsD, Owen Thomas of Business Insider, and Aaron Ricadela of Bloomberg BusinessweekIf you want in on the next ReadWrite Mix on December 12, RSVP here (its free!), and do it pronto, because the first one filled up in the blink of an eye. Tags:#ReadWrite Mix
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Team India rode on Rohit Sharma’s brilliant century to post 314/9 against Bangladesh at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground after opting to bat first.Rohit Sharma scored a record 4th century of the ongoing World Cup 2019 against Bangladesh at Edgbaston.Rohit equaled Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara’s record of four hundred in a single edition of World Cup and also overtook David Warner as the highest run-getter at this tournament.Rohit forged record 180-run partnership with KL Rahul to set the foundations for India earlier in the day. Rohit-Rahul broke a 4-year-old record set by Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan for the highest opening partnership for India in a World Cup match.The duo also surpassed Jason Roy-Jonny Bairstow’s 160-run opening stand to score the highest opening partnership at the ongoing World Cup.However, Mustafizur Rahman (5-59), stopped the flow of runs for India with wickets at regular intervals and picked up his 3rd five-wicket haul against India in ODIs.During India’s innings, the cameraman managed to capture a picture of an elderly Indian fan, who amazed tweeple with her spirit and enthusiasm.The elderly woman was seen blowing a horn and immediately caught the attention of the internet as many fans praised her energy and shared pictures of her on social media.87-year-old Charulata Patel proudly admitted that this is her team and the players are like her kids. “I love this Indian team and all the players are like my kids,” she said.For sure, the appearance of the elderly fan was one of the highlights of India’s innings and she instantly became an internet sensation. Here are some of the tweets:advertisementWell done camera man you have captured the amazing spirit this videos shows that age is just a number and She proves it with her enthusiasm#INDvBAN #hitman pic.twitter.com/2FhCXFQydkSHUBHAM PRAJAPATI (@Shubham_RSS_BJP) July 2, 2019Fan of Indian Team.. #INDvBAN pic.twitter.com/nbPRolt8yvMastAadmi (@EkMastAadmi) July 2, 2019look at her enthusiasm and passion!that’s what cricket does to us, Indians’ love for cricket is everything#INDvBAN pic.twitter.com/CQSc5MFSsqaditi. (@AdiiiTea) July 2, 2019She is going to be a internet sensation…What cricket is in India…#INDvBAN pic.twitter.com/DJEBzVG2ppSanchit sahu (@SanchitSahu10) July 2, 2019Well done cameraman, finally captured real beauty #INDvBAN pic.twitter.com/mnRtuCRG3jThe Indian Citizen (@tic_speaks) July 2, 2019Also Read | India vs Bangladesh: Fans slam MS Dhoni over another disappointing batting show in World Cup 2019Also Read | India vs Bangladesh: Drop Rohit Sharma and he will make you payAlso See:
Congratulations to the players that were recognised for their achievements at the Masters Awards function following day five of the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series.Women’s 30’s Players Player – Amy Smith Coaches Award – Holly SmithSenior MixedPlayers Player – Derrick CantCoaches Award – Joshua SparkeMen’s 30’sPlayers Player – Aaron JonesCoaches Award – Elijah Van Der KwastMen’s 40’sPlayers Player – Barry GibsonCoaches Award – Robert Sinclair-SmithMen’s 50’sPlayers Player – Dave CheungCoaches Award – Tim KitchinghamStay tuned to the Touch Football Australia YouTube channel in the coming days for all of the highlights from the Masters divisions at the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus. Related LinksMasters Awards
zoomImage Courtesy: Pixabay (Pixabay License) A man has died after falling from a tug boat into the River Mersey near the Tranmere Oil Terminal in Wirral, according to the UK authorities.Emergency services were called to Liverpool Pier Head in the evening hours of January 27 following reports from the coastguard about the overboard incident.The man was rescued from the water at the Pier Head and taken to hospital by ambulance, where he was pronounced dead, Merseyside Police said.“At this point there has been no formal identification of the man. A post mortem will be carried out to establish a cause of death, which is currently being treated as unexplained. Witness and CCTV enquiries are ongoing.”Merseyside Police and the UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) have launched separate investigations into “the unexplained death” of the man.Tranmere Oil Terminal, located on the West side of the River Mersey, handles vessels of up to 65,000 tonnes. The terminal, which welcomes a total of 140 ships each year, is currently capable of handling cargo sizes up to 170,000 tonnes on part laden very large crude carriers (VLCCs).