Google+ Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter Previous articleKnockalla Caravans Senior Cup Results 10/02/19Next articleRugby Review: Ireland beat Scotland but a stuttered performance News Highland Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai have attended the scene of a protest outside the home of the Health Minister Simon Harris.It happened this afternoon in County Wicklow.The protesters left the scene peacefully and Gardai say enquiries will be carried out.A spokesperson for the Health Minister says he would like to thank An Garda Siochana for their assistance and in ensuring his wife and daughter’s safety.Fine Gael TD Noel Rock is condemning the protest:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/rock6pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Protest held outside Health Minister’s home Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter By News Highland – February 10, 2019 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Navdeep Saini’s sensational debut in the first Twenty20 International where he took 3/17 against the West Indies has escalated into a massive war of words in Delhi between Gautam Gambhir and former India skipper Bishan Singh Bedi. Gambhir had lashed out against Bedi and Chetan Chauhan over how Saini had to fight to get into the Delhi Ranji Team. “Kudos Navdeep Saini on ur India debut. U already have 2 wkts even before u have [email protected] & @ChetanChauhanCr. Their middle stumps are gone seeing the debut of a player whose cricketing obituary they wrote even before he stepped on the field, shame!!!,” Gambhir had tweeted after the end of the first match. Following this, Bedi criticised Gambhir and said he would never ‘stoop to conquer’. “I would rather not react to any comments on twitter. I have never said a negative thing about Navdeep Saini. Also I believe if someone has made it, it’s his credit, not any Tom, Dick or Harry’s,” Bedi said in an interaction with PTI. However, the feud has escalated with Gambhir accusing Bedi of ‘nepotism’ and dragging the former skipper’s son and Bollywood actor Angad Bedi into the controversy. Attaching a PTI report written in 2013, Gambhir once again took a pot shot at Bedi and Chauhan. “BishanBedi talking about “stooping to conquer”, the man who was pushing his undeserving son for selection or ChetanChauhanCr bent on getting his nephew in DDCA team. Shame. Also reproducing Bedi’s comments on Navdeep in a protest letter of 2013.”Gambhir attached a PTI report from 2013 in which Bedi had written a letter questioning Saini’s selection as he wasn’t from Delhi domicile. On Sunday, Bedi denied that he had any role to play. Bedi and Chauhan were part of a faction of the Delhi and District Cricket Association members who did not approve of Gambhir’s move to bring in Haryana-born Saini in the Delhi Ranji Trophy team. They had questioned how an ‘outsider’ could get into the Delhi team. This was not the first time Gambhir had taken a potshot at Bedi and Chauhan. He had done the same when Saini made it to India’s Test squad for the one-off Test against Afghanistan last year. Saini, however, did not play in that Test. Saini had said earlier that he owed his success to Gambhir and a few other senior Delhi players.Angad Bedi had played U-19 cricket for Delhi before he decided to enter the modelling world. He is best remembered for hosting the first season of the Reality Show Emotional Atyachar. He has acted in films like F.A.L.T.U and the critically-acclaimed Pink starring Tapsee Pannu and Amitabh Bachchan. He is married to Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia. highlights Navdeep Saini took 3/17 on his debut.Saini started playing for Delhi in 2013.Gambhir retired from all forms of cricket in 2018.
A 28-year-old mother has been arrested by the Palm Beach Sheriffs Office after she reportedly threatened to carry out a school shooting because she was upset that her children were being forced to attend Barton Elementary School in Lake Worth after the district rezoned the schools in the area.The incident was reported around 8:00 am Sunday.According to the report, the mother, Miranda Perez, was video chatting with a friend on Facebook messager where she began talking about Nikolas Cruz who is accused of killing 17 people at a school in Parkland and told her friend that “she was going to Facebook friend Zachary Cruz because she likes ‘violent things.’”After ending the video message, Perez wrote in Facebook Messenger, “I’m thinking of doing a school shooting at Barton,” and that it was the school’s fault.The friend then contacted the police who conducted an interview on Perez. The mother admitted to sending the messages about conducting a shooting at the school but claimed “she would never actually do it.”She has since been arrested and remains at the Palm Beach County jail on $5,000 bond. She faces one charge of sending a written threat to commit bodily injury.
Fortuna >> In the first of our two-part series covering the accomplishments of Fortuna’s North Coast Section champion high jumpers in Katie Hurst and Jevin Kitchen, we profile Katie Hurst — a sophomore with a ton of talent that is among the elite jumpers in the state, making her one to watch as she aims for a state championship this weekend.Rise to the topWhile most of the state’s top-flight track and field athletes begin their careers no later than middle school, Fortuna Huskies jumper Katie …
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
Fiber optics, that miracle of modern communications, can also be used to deliver natural light to spaces deep in a building.Last week I focused on tubular skylights, which provide a great way to bring daylighting into home offices, hallways, bathrooms, and other spaces. An aluminum tube that’s highly reflective on the interior transmits daylight down through an unheated attic to the space below—delivering the light through what appears to be a fairly standard light-diffusing ceiling fixture.It’s a great technology—especially with the relative low cost—but it has some limitations. You need a relatively straight shot, and it’s hard to extend the tubes through living space to reach first-floor spaces in multi-storey buildings.For those with deep pockets, “active daylighting” using fiber optics provides a way to bring daylight deep into a home or commercial building—beyond the reach of tubular skylights. I know of two companies that are offering this technology: the Swedish company Parans Solar Lighting, AB (through its U.S. distributor HUVCO Daylighting Solutions), and the Himawari Solar Lighting System from La Foret Engineering Company, Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan.Here’s how the Parans system works: On the roof or an outside wall, there’s a one-meter-square collector (the SP2) with 62 separate Fresnel lenses that track the sun as it moves across the sky. The SP2 uses about 2 watts of electricity to operate this tracking, which is controlled by a photosensor and microprocessor.Each of the lenses concentrates the sunlight into a tiny optical fiber, just 3/100ths of an inch (0.75 mm) in diameter. Bundles of 16 of these optical fibers are aggregated into cables (four from each SP2) that are about a quarter-inch (6 mm) in diameter. These cables can be run up to about 65 feet (20 m) to bring natural light to interior spaces quite distant from the roof or windows. The cables can be run through interior wall cavities, ceiling plenums, or wiring chases, and their bending radius can be as tight as two inches! The greater the length, the greater the light loss: at 33 feet (10 m) 64% of the light is delivered; at 65 feet (20 m), only 40%.In the spaces where light is to be delivered, various fixtures are available. These include spotlights, fairly conventional-looking ceiling fixtures, and some hybrid fixtures that include both daylighting and high-efficiency fluorescent lighting. Some fixtures are served by just one optical cable; others by two or four.The Parans system is far from inexpensive, with a system starting at about $10,000 for one SP2, four optical-fiber cables, and four fixtures, plus installation. To date, about 20 of these systems have been installed in the U.S., according to HUVCO.Now, if you think that’s expensive, there’s another system available, at least in Japan. The Himawari Solar Lighting System (named after the Japanese word for sunflower) is a similar, but larger, fiber-optic system that uses tracking Fresnel lenses to capture sunlight and distribute it through a building. The product was first demonstrated in the late-1970s, and over 1,000 of these systems have been installed in Japan and Western Europe since then. Larger installations can cost over $100,000.Distributed daylighting through optical fibers is an exciting high-tech approach to making use of natural light. If prices come down, this could become a much more practical strategy in the future.One interesting issue with distributed daylight, according to an expert I spoke with, is that the color of the light changes throughout the day. In the early morning and late afternoon, it can be distinctly orange, while in the middle of the day, it can be quite blue, which gives the light a cool feeling. Some will find this annoying, while others may appreciate the experience of light quality changing during the day—as occurs outdoors.For more information on Parans Solar Lighting, contact HUVCO at 800-832-6116. I was unable to determine whether the Himawari is available in North America, but will provide that information in a comment if I hear back from the company.I invite you to share comments on this blog. Alex Wilson is the executive editor of Environmental Building News and founder of BuildingGreen, LLC. To keep up with his latest articles and musings, you can sign up for his Twitter feeds.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is launching in India soon, the company officially announced this bit of news on Thursday. In fact Xiaomi India MD Manu Jain went up to say that the Redmi Note 7 which sports a 48MP camera which changes the way one looks at Xiaomi and “turn the industry upside down”. Looks like Xiaomi is prepping beyond the Redmi Note 7 for India. The company may soon unveil its first ever Android Go phone called the Redmi Go in the country soon.Last week a report revealed that Xiaomi will be launching three Redmi phones by the end of the first quarter of 2019. This means by March we will have three phones coming from Redmi in the country. These phones are said to be Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro and Redmi Go, which will be company’s first try with Google’s Android Go software.Until now we have heard a lot about the Redmi Go but all of them were somewhat speculations. But now, it looks like some almost official looking pictures of the Redmi Go have surfaced online along with the full specs sheet, credit goes to Revu website and leakster Ishan Agarwal. This is for the first time that Redmi Go has been leaked in pictures. By the looks of it, the Redmi Go looks almost like the Redmi 5A. This means the Redmi Go will look like any other basic phone with thick bezels, single camera on both back and front, no bezels. The pictures further reveal that the Redmi Go phone will have a plastic build, of course because it’s going to be a cheap phone.advertisementRumours suggest that the Redmi Go will be priced somewhere around Rs 5,000. But we believe if Xiaomi wants its Android Go phone to gain success in the country it should price the phone under Rs 4,000. In India, Redmi Go should be priced between Rs 3,000 – Rs 3500. We say this considering past Android Go from other smartphone manufacturers failed to gain popularity, and one of the major reasons for that is because of their high price. Basically, if Xiaomi can get the India price of the Redmi Go right this phone can stir the entry-level smartphone segment of the country.This is also for the first time that the full specs sheet of the Redmi Go phone has leaked online. The specs sheet reveal that the Redmi Go will come with a 5-inch LCD display which will be paired with an aspect ratio of 16:9 and screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The Xiaomi Android Go phone will be powered by Snapdragon 425 processor which Qualcomm has designed mostly for the entry-level phones paired with Adreno 308 GPU, up to 1.4Ghz maximum speed and 4x ARM Cortex A53 cores. The Redmi Go will be backed by 3000mAh battery. The phone is said to come bundled with 5V1A charger out-of-the-box.Like most Android Go phones in India including Samsung Galaxy J2 Core and Nokia 1 the Xiaomi Redmi Go will also come in one variant with 1gigs of RAM and 8GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. The Redmi Go phone will run Android 8.1 Oreo-based on Google’s streamlined software Android Go. This means that the Redmi Go will come with all the Go apps like Maps Go, YouTube Go, among others.The Redmi Go will also have camera on both front and back. On the rear panel the Redmi Go is said to include an 8MP camera coupled with f/2.0 aperture, LED flash and more. On the front, the Redmi Go is said to bear a 5MP selfie camera paired with f/2.0 aperture.ALSO READ | Redmi Note 7 coming to India soon, Xiaomi confirmsALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 India launch soon so what is India price? Expect around Rs 12,000 for 3GB Note 7ALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, Note 7 Pro, and Redmi Go India launch likely by March
zoom Swedish marine engineering company Fartygskonstruktioner AB (FKAB) has completed the conversion of MV Zhen Hua 32 from a bulk carrier to a heavy deck cargo ship. Owned by China-based ZPMC’s Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company Limited, the converted ship is now able to carry large equipment such as bridge container crane by roll on roll off method.The 2000-built vessel features a length of 235 meters and a width of 43 meters.This is the third conversion carried out by FKAB for ZPMC.At the beginning of 2015, the company converted an Aframax tanker to a semi-submersible heavy lift vessel.The second conversion started in mid-2015 and included MV Zhen Hua 31, a bulk carrier which was converted to a bridge crane and large equipment carrier.