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Three Donegal projects get €75,000 in grants under Leader Programme

first_imgThree Donegal-based projects will share grant-aid of €75,000 under the Leader Programme.The projects to benefit include Red Hugh’s CLG, Downstrands Family Resource Centre & Drumhome Heritage Society secure grants worth almost €75,000.Donegal Minister Joe McHugh has welcomed the grants. He said “Just this week another three projects in Donegal have got great news on funding of about €75,000 to help them improve services and facilities for rural groups and communities.“I am delighted to see the three projects get about €25,000 to support their work.“Red Hugh’s CLG deserves great credit in particular for seeing the need to do more to help people with disabilities get access to the club and get the most enjoyment out of what happens on the pitch as well as off it. A true sense of community spirit.”Minister McHugh said: “Credit also goes to everyone at Downstrands Family Resource Centre for all the supports they are providing locally and I’m sure improving the centre will help improve the services and supports.“And in the south of the county I wish everyone at Drumhome the best of luck with their heritage studies and who knows that the surveys will uncover.” The three projects being backed by Leader are –* Drumhome Heritage Society, Tullywee, Laghey which got €24,503 to help fund geophysical surveys at two different locations in the Ballintra/Laghey area.* Downstrands Family Resource Centre which was awarded €24,599 to help with costs for an office extension and workstation at the Dolmen Eco Centre, Kilclooney Beg, Portnoo.* Red Hugh’s CLG, at Monellan, Killygordon was approved for €24,516 to install a lift to enable people with disabilities to access Páirc Aodh Rua for matches and classes/community events.Minister McHugh added: “Leader does phenomenal work up and down the county. It is these funding supports that make a difference to people’s lives. Small changes, backing bright ideas and putting money into things that boost communities.“Congratulations to everyone involved and I look forward to seeing the work on the ground.” Three Donegal projects get €75,000 in grants under Leader Programme was last modified: September 13th, 2019 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

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Steve Kerr on Oracle fans: “We’ve got to give them more to cheer about”

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceOAKLAND — Warriors coach Steve Kerr didn’t necessarily agree with Klay Thompson about the lack of crowd noise inside Oracle Arena during a stunning defeat to the Phoenix Suns.But, yeah, he gets it.“I think I understood what he was talking about, but it’s all tied together,” Kerr said Monday at the team’s practice facility. “When you play well, when you play with great energy and a great pace and spirit, fans are …last_img read more

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Unverferth adds Model 1400 to NutriMax liquid applicator line

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Unverferth Manufacturing Co., Inc. announces the addition of the Model 1400 with 1400 gallon capacity to its NutriMax liquid fertilizer applicator line. The NutriMax applicator helps ensure optimum crop performance through the precise placement of nutrients during the growing season when most needed by the plants.The NutriMax applicator optimizes the grower’s equipment investment for liquid application with a durable, long-lasting design for years of high-speed application accuracy. The Model 1400 toolbar is manufactured with 7”x7” tubing on the mainframe and wings and is available with a 40-foot toolbar that folds to 30 feet for dual-width application with a variety of row spacings from 22” to 36”.  Its patent-pending folding design provides a narrow 13’4” transport width and height for safer road travel and the 36” toolbar clearance enhances the application window.The exclusively designed 1,400-gallon tank is constructed of thick-walled polyethylene for long life and a containment tank sump that functions like a sump within a sump for holding the last 20-30 gallons of liquid on sidehills and inclines to maintain a primed pump. Tanks also feature a stainless steel baffle for load stability in the field or road transport.Undercarriage choices for the Model 1400 include a variety of single wheel and tire sizes with an adjustable axle from 88” to 132” to accommodate a variety of row crop spacings.Standard transport chain and LED red and amber taillights provide safer road travel.  Its rear-mounted LED work light makes nighttime filling easier. The Model 1400 NutriMax liquid fertilizer applicator is available with gray tanks with an undercarriage in the grower’s choice of a tractor-matching red or green high-quality powder-coat finish that resists corrosion.For additional information about the entire line of NutriMax liquid fertilizer applicators, growers are encouraged to check with their nearest Unverferth dealer or visit umequip.com for complete details.Unverferth Mfg. Co., Inc. is a family owned manufacturer and marketer of tillage, seed, hay- and grain-handling equipment along with fertilizer applicators, pull-type sprayers and agricultural dual, triple and specialty wheel products. For additional information, contact Unverferth Manufacturing Co., Inc., P.O. Box 357, Kalida, OH  45853. Phone 419-532-3121 or visit the website at unverferth.com.last_img read more

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Meet Me at the Table: Family Mealtimes and the Holidays

first_imgDuring the holidays, schedules are chaotic, with kids being out for school holiday breaks and parents being home from work. These factors can make family mealtimes stressful because they are different from the family’s regularly scheduled routine.Added stress of relatives coming into town for the holidays or having to travel to relatives houses to spend the holidays with them can leave families with not a whole lot of time to stick to their mealtime routines.The stress of having to cook a big family meal can be overwhelming. Focusing on the “why” of fixing the meal over the “how” can put things in perspective.Routines really do have an great impact on family mealtimes and can stress parents and kids out when those routines  are off balanced. Try to mirror holiday mealtimes as closely to normal routines as possible, but still highlighting the importance of the season.Positive mealtimes lead to kids eating more healthier foods!Parental emotions are super important during family mealtimes; positive emotions lead to healthier relationships within the family.Involving kids in meal preparation (grocery shopping, meal planning, and cooking) can lead to a more positive experience for the whole family and can be teaching opportunities on healthy choices and step by step cooking instructions.Involving kids in the process gives them a say in food choices and their own unique preferences; they tend to have healthier diets and stronger preferences for fruits and vegetables.These skills translate once kids grow up and they tend to continue these healthy habits into adulthood.The importance of mealtimes is being together as a family and enjoying each other’s company.These insights on family mealtimes and more come from the Family Resiliency Center at the University of Illinois. They have several podcast episodes available, including one entitled ” Holiday Chaos in the Kitchen: Ease Tension, Improve Health, Enjoy the Holiday.”The Family Resiliency Center also has a series of public service announcements called “Mealtime Minutes.” These videos cover various topics including balancing work and life stress, positive communication at the dinner table, and limiting the effects of excessive screen time and media. Click here to view these helpful videos.If you joined us for our collaborative webinar on The Power of Family Mealtimes in August 2018, then you know just how powerful dining together can be in relation to health and wellbeing. If you missed this webinar, you can view the archived version here.ReferencesMonahan, R., Saltzman, J. & Melcalfe, J.  (2017). Holiday Chaos in The Kitchen: Ease Tension, Improve Health, Enjoy the Holiday. Family Resiliency Center Podcast. Retrieved from:  https://soundcloud.com/user-346411005/holiday-chaos-in-the-kitchen-ease-tension-improve-health-enjoy-the-holidayThis blog was written by members of the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development team on our website, Facebook, and Twitter. By: Jason M. Jowers, Bari SobelsonPixabay[Christmas Dinner Table by vivienviv0 on December 25, 2014, CC0]The holidays are a busy time filled with obligations galore- including family and food! Why not make the best out of this holiday season by combining the two and reap the many benefits of family mealtimes? You’re probably thinking that this is a lot easier said than done with all of the other items on your “plate” including shopping, office parties, and everything else holiday related. But, it may be easier than you think! Here are some important things to remember about family mealtimes and suggestions from various resources on how to make mealtimes work during the busiest time of the year!last_img read more

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Corey Kluber gets 18th win as Indians beat Mariners

first_imgCleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber throws against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE — At this point, there is not much Corey Kluber can do to strengthen his case for the American League Cy Young Award. Another win, another quality start, another 10 strikeouts has become what is expected from Cleveland’s ace.“He’s the Cy Young. I think he’s clearly the Cy Young,” Indians teammate Jason Kipnis said. “That doesn’t take away anything from Chris Sale. I think he’s clearly the No. 2 and would be the Cy Young in any other year Corey Kluber is not pitching like this. What he’s done has just been efficient as you can be.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Brian Shaw pitched a clean eighth, and Cody Allen worked the ninth for his 29th save. Allen allowed a game-ending home run to Nelson Cruz in Friday’s loss but struck out two of three batters in the ninth on Sunday.“We knew (Allen) was fine or he wouldn’t be pitching,” Indians manager Terry Francona said.STARTING OFFLeake was lifted after 6 2/3 innings, the third time in five starts since being acquired by Seattle that he pitched into the seventh. The right-hander pitched into the seventh just twice in his final 10 starts with St. Louis.The three earned runs were the most allowed by Leake since his addition to the Mariners rotation.POSTSEASON DROUGHTSeattle has the longest postseason drought in baseball at 16 years and counting. The Mariners were in the middle of the wild card race until the past 10 days, when they were swept by the Astros in Houston and swept at home by Texas. Seattle has dropped eight of nine.“It says a lot for our guys to keep it up like that for as long as we did,” Servais said. “I think when you battle so long like that … you kind of run out of gas. You can only go so far.”TRAINER’S ROOMIndians: 1B Carlos Santana was out of the lineup a day after having his right arm bent awkwardly in a collision at first base with Seattle’s Jean Segura running down the line. … RF Jay Bruce was back in the lineup after leaving Saturday’s game early with left heel soreness. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trump criticisms spark more protests at NFL games Kluber threw seven strong innings to become the first 18-game winner in the AL, Jose Ramirez’s 29th home run snapped a 2-all tie, and the Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Sunday.Kluber (18-4) made only one mistake in winning his sixth straight start, striking out 10 and allowing six hits. It was his 15th start this season with at least 10 strikeouts. And Kluber didn’t feel at his best after getting extra rest before this turn in the rotation.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 shutout“Just didn’t quite feel as crisp as when you get to go every fifth day, but it’s about making adjustments,” Kluber said.Ben Gamel had a two-run homer with two outs in the fifth inning to pull Seattle even and snap a string of 26 2/3 scoreless innings by Kluber. Both of the runs were unearned after an error by Giovanny Urshela. But it was the only offense the Mariners could produce against Cleveland’s ace. Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients center_img Mariners: Seattle was without starting SS Jean Segura on Sunday, and he may miss a few more games with a sprained middle finger on his right hand. Segura was hurt in Saturday’s game. Servais said it would probably be a few days before Segura will be back in the lineup.UP NEXTIndians: Cleveland has Monday off before opening a three-game series at home against Minnesota. Josh Tomlin (9-9) will start the opener.Mariners: Seattle goes on the road for its final six games, beginning with three against Oakland. Felix Hernandez (5-5) will start the opener against the A’s. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary The Indians won for the 29th time in 31 games, won their ninth straight series and have not lost consecutive games since Aug. 22-23.The loss eliminated the Mariners from contention for the second AL wild card. Seattle is seven games behind Minnesota with six games left. The Mariners have not made the postseason since 2001.“We faced some really good pitching the last couple weeks,” Seattle manager Scott Servais said. “I’m proud of our guys and the way they fought all year. It’s disappointing with the expectations we had on ourselves and this ballclub.”Ramirez put Cleveland in front leading off the sixth with a solo shot off Seattle starter Mike Leake (3-1) and put Kluber in line for the victory.Cleveland also got RBI doubles from Edwin Encarnacion and Jason Kipnis in the fourth. Encarnacion later doubled in the eighth off reliever Shea Simmons and scored on a sacrifice fly from Kipnis.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Fitness is our main concern: Kumble

first_imgFormer Test captain Anil Kumble reckons it is India’s best chance to lift the ODI World Cup and end the 28-year-old jinx, but fitness of players would be a major concern. “My only concern is the fitness of the guys. If they can last the entire tournament without injuries, we could certainly regain the Cup,” Kumble said on Saturday.Kumble said along with India, defending champions Australia, South Africa, and Sri Lanka are the other favourites for the coveted trophy. “We have a very bright chance, probably it is our best opportunity to win the Cup,” said Kumble. Kumble weighed the advantages that India had to win back the title, last won by Kapil’s Devils in 1983.”We have a lot of advantages going into the tournament. The form of the players is encouraging. The quality of players is good. “There are some all-rounders as well who can chip in with both bat and ball,” emphasised Kumble, who was part of the Indian World Cup campaigns in 1996 (at home), 1999 (England), 2003 (South Africa) and 2007 (West Indies). India’s most successful bowler feels the sub-continental wickets would be of great advantage to India.”Besides the form and quality of players, the pitches would suit our game. We know our conditions too well. We know what we can expect,” said Kumble, who as president of the Karnataka State Cricket Association, will oversee the World Cup matches in the Garden City.Talking about the disappointment of losing the 1996 semifinals and the 2003 finals, Kumble said: “We came very close to winning. It was disappointing that we could not get to do what we were capable as a team. “Each time we got close and lost, we knew we had to wait for a long time as the World Cup is played only once in four years.”advertisementAsked if Sachin Tendulkar, who will be playing his sixth successive World Cup, will be under pressure to deliver in front of the home crowd, Kumble said: “He has been around for 21 years. So there is no question of him being under pressure. “He is playing at his best that I have seen. He has looked relaxed in all the matches that I have watched.If he plays the World Cup like any other ODI,he should be scoring lots of runs,” said Kumble. When India came close to winning the title but lost in the finals of 2003, Kumble said Tendulkar, like the rest of the team, was terribly disappointed. “Considering that we came very close to winning in 2003, I am sure Sachin will be looking forward to winning the one trophy that has eluded him.The entire team will also be striving hard to win back the Cup after five attempts (since 1983).” Kumble said the expectations will be high as the entire nation will be looking up to the players to win the title. “The expectations will be there as everyone would want the team to triumph. But the players have the experience to cope with it,” he said. Aside from the top teams, Kumble felt Pakistan could be the surprise package.”Australia, South Africa and Sri Lanka will be front runners for the title along with India. But we cannot underestimate Pakistan, as you never know what they could do. They are an unpredictable side,” said Kumble. Kumble’s newly-elected committee has ensured that the players are given facilities that they richly deserve. The dressing rooms have been refurbished. The open-air media box has been air-conditioned.The entire Chinnaswamy Stadium, which will host five World Cup matches, besides two warm-up games, has been given a fresh coat of paint. “The players deserve the best. Without them there would be no stadia, no crowd,” said Kumble.last_img read more

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ONGC: Recruitment of Graduate Trainees

first_imgOil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) is looking for young Geo-scientists, Engineers, MBAs, and CAs/ICWAs with bright academic record to join the organization as Class-I executive (E-1) in the following disciplines – Geology, Geophysics, Reservoir, Chemistry, Programming, Production, Drilling, Cementing, Mechanical, Electrical, E&T, Instrumentation, Civil, Transport, Finance, HR, Materials Management, Medical & Security.The online registration to apply for the same began on August 4, 2012 and the last date to apply is August 26, 2012. The All India written test is scheduled for October 7, 2012.The pay scale will be in the grade of Rs. 24,900 – Rs 50,500 with an increment of 3% per year.Selection will be based on a written test, physical tests and a personal interview.For more details, click herelast_img read more

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ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ Crew Make College Football Playoff Picks

first_imgNational Championship in Tampa Bay for 2017.Who will win enough games to compete for this?The NFL Draft is dominating today’s news cycle but it’s always a good time to make some College Football Playoff predictions. About five months away from the 2016 season, some of ESPN’s College GameDay crew has done just that. ESPN play-by-play announcer Chris Fowler tweeted out the teams himself, Jesse Palmer, Desmond Howard, Joey Galloway and Kaylee Hartung are picking to make the College Football Playoff. Clemson was the only unanimous selection between the five college football personalities, while seven other teams – Oklahoma, Baylor, Alabama, LSU, Stanford, Tennessee and Houston – were picked by at least one of them. fired up panel @JessePalmerABC @DesmondHoward @Joey_Galloway @KayleeHartung making bold CFB predictions at our sponsor summit tonight! 1/2— Chris Fowler (@cbfowler) April 28, 20162/2 our panel’s consensus CFB playoff pick: @ClemsonFB w/ OU, BAY, ALA, LSU, TENN, STAN, HOU also mentioned by at least one of them.— Chris Fowler (@cbfowler) April 28, 2016Some pretty popular choices, but it’s surprising to see no Big Ten teams on their list. Both Michigan and Ohio State are thought to be preseason top 10 teams and it’s tough to imagine a one-loss Big Ten champion getting left out.Who are you picking?last_img read more

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Experts tell inquiry to enforce Canadas Human Right obligations

first_imgTom Fennario APTN NewsA Manitoba professor says housing, education and health services are not policy issues – but human rights issues.“Sometimes, particularly when we refer to human rights there’s this idea that they’re just moral precepts and what Canada could be doing or should be doing, when in fact they are law with binding obligations,” Brenda Gunn told the inquiry on day three of the hearings in Wendat.Gunn recommends the inquiry identify Canada’s human rights obligations, and then hold the country to [email protected]@tfennariolast_img read more

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HIV screening for migrant workers still in effect

first_img Related Items:hiv testing, migrant workers Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Dec 2015 – If you are among the resident population which believes the government should not touch the current legal requirement for migrant workers to have a clean bill of health to start work in the TCI, then you may find relief in a statement issued by the Ministry today. Health said it wants to clarify that there is no change in the policy, I quote, “HIV testing along with several other health tests and checks remain a part of the overall examination process where the results contribute to the decision as to classify an applicant as being fit or unfit to engage in employment in the Turks & Caicos Islands.” The Ministry said that if anything, they are working to strengthen the policy, which they say, “will assist in streamlining the process and provide much needed clarity for all persons seeking health certification.”last_img read more