first_imgThe owner of this pedigree dog is being sought after it was found on the outskirts of Letterkenny.The dog which was found neat Castlegrove House.The dog, which is a Weimaraner, was found wandering on the main road near Castlegrove House.The dog was reported as wandering and was collected by the dog warden. It is in a kennel in the pound at Glencar where it can be collected.PEDIGREE DOG FOUND ON OUTSKIRTS OF LETTERKENNY was last modified: June 29th, 2015 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) Tags:Castlegrove HouseDOGdonegallast_img read more

Donegal Tourism sector on board as ‘Donegal Connect’ countdown begins

first_imgThe new Donegal Connect initiative has been given a huge boost with a fantastic special offer from Aer Lingus where customers flying from the US and concluding their journey at Donegal Airport can avail of special offers using the ‘Donegal19’ promo code.The 10 day celebration of all things Donegal is set to take place this Autumn from 27 September to 6 October and in addition to this special offer from Aer Lingus, a range of Donegal hotels are offering various discounts and special packages linked to the Donegal celebrations.A comprehensive list of all these offers will be available to view on from May 1st. Speaking this week Garry Martin, Director of Service with Donegal County Council, said he was delighted with the offer being put forward by Aer Lingus as this is another opportunity for people with a connection to Donegal to come home for the 10 day celebration.“We are delighted to have Aer Lingus on board with the Donegal Connect initiative and we are working with other providers to put in place special offers for accommodation, car hire and travel itineraries. We will be promoting these on as these become available”.This special offer will see US based customers being offered $100 off return economy or $200 off return business flights with half discount applying on one ways in both economy & business for travel dates from 9 September to 27 October 2019 but bookings must be made before the 30 June 2019 using the promo code ‘Donegal19’.A marketing drive to highlight the range of offers is to take place in the USA this May as a Donegal Trade Team will be embarking on a whistle stop tour of US cities with strong affiliations to the county. These will include two events in Philadelphia on the 15th & 16th May; one in Boston on 17th May; while the 18th & 19th May will see events in two separate locations in New York. The precise locations and times of these events will be announced in the coming weeks on http://www.donegalconnect.comThe 10 day celebration, which is about enticing those with an affinity for Donegal to come back to experience what the county has to offer, promises to have something for everyone including a strong focus on food, genealogy, culture, heritage, sport and music and in particular on employment and business development opportunities.Garry Martin explains “highlighting business development and career opportunities in Donegal is an important part of Donegal Connect which will include business networking events and seminars, a careers symposium and workshops on the practicalities of re-locating or returning to Donegal as well as a series of events showcasing the superb quality of life opportunities on offer”.The initiative is being delivered by Donegal County Council through the Donegal Diaspora Project working with a range of public and private sector organisations including IDA, LYIT, Údarás na Gaeltachta and some of the largest private sector employers in the county including Pramerica, Randox and Abbotts Diabetes Care.Donegal Tourism sector on board as ‘Donegal Connect’ countdown begins was last modified: April 25th, 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

A manageable pest

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Dusty Sonnenberg, CCA, Ohio Field LeaderAnytime the words “invasive species” are used to describe a new pest, people take notice. That is the hope when it comes to the brown marmorated stink bug. Kelley Tilmon, Ohio State University Extension entomologist, hopes farmers will take advantage of the new Stink Bugs pocket guide and quick reference card. The new pocket guide and quick reference cards were produced with funding from the North Central Soybean Research Program and the Ohio Soybean Council and the soybean checkoff. Stink bugs are pests that may decrease soybean yields and quality significantly without proper management. “The good news it this is a manageable pest,” Tilmon said. “Most of our pyrethroid insecticides are effective against stink bugs. The use of organophosphates is not generally recommended.” Stink bugs attack soybeans by inserting their piercing and sucking mouthparts directly into the pod and developing seed. “In essence, they feed on the good stuff that the seed needs to develop,” Tilmon said. “In fields where stink bug infestations are severe, yield losses above 20 bushels per acre have been realized. There has been over a 50% loss in seed quality in those same fields.” From a quality standpoint, pods impacted will appear to be flat where the seeds were fed on. As the pod matures and dries down, those affected seeds will appear shriveled and discolored. Depending on the stage of the soybean at the time of feeding, they may even be aborted. Another concern when it comes to yield is the potential for green stem syndrome. Green stem syndrome occurs when soybean plants stay green at the time when the leaves should be maturing (turning yellow) and dropping to the ground. This results in delayed maturity. The predominant thought is that green stem syndrome is caused by disease, insect feeding (such as stink bugs), and environmental stress during the reproductive stages of the plant. “Awareness of the pest is the first step. You will not typically notice damage by simply walking the field. Scouting involves the use of a sweep net,” Tilmon said. The economic threshold is an average of four stinkbugs in 10 sweeps for commodity soybeans. That threshold drops to an average of two stinkbugs per 10 sweeps if the beans are for seed production. Tilmon recommends scouting when soybeans are at the R3 stage of development to create a baseline. Scouting should continue throughout the remainder of the growing season. There are a variety of problematic stink bugs found in Ohio. “While the brown marmorated stink bug is the invasive species, other common species include the green stink bug, redshouldered stink bug, brown stink bug, dusky stink bug, and onespotted stink bug. All these can cause damage to soybeans,” Tilmon said. Tilmon reminds growers that if a treatment is warranted for stink bugs, to keep in mind that the later we get in the season, pre-harvest intervals could come into play. “Applicators should be sure to check the product label for the respective pre-harvest interval that must be followed,” Tilmon said.There are also beneficial stink bugs in Ohio. The two-spotted stink bug and spined shouldered bug are predatory species. These are the good bugs,” Tilmon said. Currently a good deal of stink bug and general entomology research is being conducted in Ohio and the surrounding states. The North Central Soybean Research Program is funding studies of the various beneficial insects that exist. Parasitoid wasps attach the eggs of stink bugs and ladybugs will feed on the stink bug eggs. Entomologists are investigating the release of beneficial insects found in Asia where the brown marmorated stink bug is native. There is also research being conducted investigating potential soybean variety susceptibility and traits.Ohio Field Leader is a project of the Ohio Soybean Council. For more, visit read more

GDP growth pegged at 6 in Q1 FICCI survey

first_imgNew Delhi: The latest FICCI Economic Outlook Survey has pegged first-quarter GDP growth at 6 per cent in 2019-20 while for the whole fiscal growth is seen at 6.9 per cent in 2019-20. The growth numbers for the first quarter are expected to be released by Central Statistics Office (CSO) next week. Ficci said boosting agriculture sector, strengthening MSMEs, undertaking factor market reforms are key to steering the economy out of the slowdown. Furthermore, the annual median GDP growth forecast for 2019-20 has been pegged at 6.9 per cent, with a minimum and maximum estimate of 6.7 per cent and 7.2 per cent, respectively. While the median growth forecast for agriculture and allied activities has been put at 2.2 per cent for 2019-20, the industry and services sector are expected to grow by 6.9 per cent and 8.0 per cent respectively during the current financial year. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal The survey was conducted during the months of June-July 2019 amongst economists from the industry, banking and financial services sectors. With regard to inflation, the latest official numbers report moderate price levels. The outlook of participating economists on inflation also remains benign. The median forecast for Wholesale Price Index based inflation rate for 2019-20 has been put at 2.9 per cent, with a minimum and maximum estimate of 2.1 and 5.7 per cent respectively. The Consumer Price Index, on the other hand, has a median forecast of 3.7 per cent for 2019-20 – with a minimum and maximum estimate of 3.4 and 4.1 per cent, respectively. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost Concerns remain on external front with median current account deficit forecast pegged at 2.3 per cent of GDP for 2019-20. Merchandise exports are expected to grow by 3.6 per cent, while imports are expected to grow by 4.0 per cent during the year. Overall decline in global growth forecasts, escalating trade tensions, uncertainty around Brexit and foggy outlook on international crude oil prices have emerged as key concerns on the external front. Slower global growth will impact India’s growth prospects as well going forward. In fact, economists unanimously indicated that India’s potential growth rate would be in 7.0 7.5 per cent range, which is lower than the 8 per cent plus potential growth rate estimated until a few years back. However, a majority of participants felt that potential GDP growth would settle at the higher end of the range at 7.5 per cent. The participating economists were sceptical and divided about replicating the previous high growth performance of over 8 per cent and sustaining it at that level. Those who were optimistic believed that a turnaround would be challenging given the current global environment and could take at least three to four years. On the strategies to achieve India’s potential growth rate, the surveyed economists suggested four key areas that needed immediate attention: boosting agriculture sector; strengthening MSMEs; undertaking factor market reforms; and enhancing avenues for infrastructure financing. The recently released unemployment numbers by NSSO re-affirm the grim situation with regard to employment in the country. The participating economists were asked to indicate areas of improvement that would help create more jobs, particularly in manufacturing and services sectors. The participating economists identified four key areas of improvement that would help create more jobs: cost of doing business; regulatory reforms; labour reforms and announcement of sector specific special packages. The participating economists opined that it was necessary to ensure availability of capital and access to diversified long-term capital sources for carrying out productive investments in the economy. Economists felt that it was necessary for input and more importantly, borrowing costs to be lower to drive investments and employment in the country. Participants also indicated that it was important to carry out structural reforms in the factor markets and the same has been echoed by FICCI time and again. Further reforms in areas of land, labour and capital are needed urgently to enhance competitiveness of the Indian industry. Furthermore, greater efforts are required to develop the bond market, non-banking financial sector, and the stock exchanges. Economists also felt the need for establishing a long-term development finance institution on a priority basis. Sharing their outlook on the future course of the monetary policy, participating economists unanimously felt that the Reserve Bank of India will continue with its accommodative stance. Majority of them suggested further cut in the repo rate in the remaining part of fiscal 2019. Economists felt that the prevailing real interest rates were high. The participants also signalled that tardy deposit growth is haunting the banks as it is limiting their ability to lend and is preventing adequate transmission. Economists suggested that the liquidity situation needs to further improve for ensuring smooth transmission of the cuts in repo rate. Further, it has been observed that the saving rate in India has declined over the past few years, with the decline being sharper in the household segment. This is a major concern as household savings form a very important source of funds for investment in the economy. Intermediation of savings into financial assets has also been a challenge. Economists were asked to suggest ways in which financialization of household savings in India could be improved. Economists attributed the dip in net household savings to lower overall incomes in the hands of the consumer on back of slowdown in economic growth. They emphasized the need for enhancing GDP growth and ensuring a more equitable distribution of gains from growth to improve the savings rate. Economists also underscored the importance of improving penetration of financial products to improve financialization of savings. While commending the government for opening mass bank accounts under Pradhan Manti Jan Dhan Yojana, participants said they believed that innovative approaches such as focussing on promoting digital banking need to be undertaken more aggressively to bridge the gap in access and usage of bank accounts. Surveyed economists recommended that financial instruments offered by equity and bond markets should play a major role in diversifying the available saving options. Furthermore, from a regulatory standpoint; the government bond market, the corporate bond market and the equity market are treated separately in India and the same needs to be corrected.last_img read more

Finance Minister to deliver Q3 report

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:quarter three, report, washington misick Preview of Budget reveals salary hikes, millions is saving with retired of UK bail out loan Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Cabinet Ministers get to spend more, CFO stays on the job Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 04 Feb 2015 – When Minister Washington Misick speaks to media today, it is expected to be a glowing report on the third quarter performance of the Turks and Caicos. The country is already basking in the highest recorded tourism growth for the region at around 35% for early in 2014 and a revenue surplus of nearly $20 million dollars, also for the first three months of the new fiscal year. During a recent Cabinet meeting, it was agreed that the fiscal performance report would be published in the Gazette and that the Gazette will soon become more accessible to members of the public. Free at the government’s website and $200 for annual email or hardcopy subscriptions. While the Q1 report showed a significant surge in recurrent revenue; Quarter two’s performance was not the same. It fell slightly below expectations by around 1% according to the government provided ‘Second Quarter Financial Report.’ The highest expenditure was government’s payroll at $16.8 million dollars, followed by healthcare costs at over $11 million dollars; slightly above what was earmarked and slightly above what was spent last year the same period. The first two quarters of this nearly ended budget year revealed that recurrent expenditure was $74 million or about 11% below budget estimates and the savings, according to the Ministry of Finance report was due to budgetary controls exerted over personnel costs and other operating expenses despite the 10% salary reinstatement being fully reflected this financial year. It will be interesting to hear what the Finance Minister shares later this morning… The report on the fiscal performance for Q3 will come at the Provo International Airport where there is also expected to be spotlight placed on airport workers and Immigration officers. TCI European Union money could be lost due to UK referendum on membershiplast_img read more

Souness not fully convinced by Fabinho at Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool legend Graeme Souness still has some doubts over Fabinho, despite his recent promising displaysThe Brazilian midfielder arrived at Anfield last summer for £43.7m from AS Monaco, but struggled to break into the team at the beginning.Nowadays though, Fabinho has become a prominent member of the Liverpool squad and was praised for his impressive performance in their 3-1 win over Manchester United last month.But Souness still has some surprise doubts over the 25-year-old.“I believe Liverpool will bounce back,” Souness wrote in his Sunday Times column.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“They don’t have what I would call milky players. Before the season began they identified midfield as an area that needed strengthening and brought in Fabinho and Naby Keita.“I am yet to be fully convinced by Fabinho and wonder why it has taken such a long time for him to get up to speed.“He has played well since getting into the team but he still has a bit to go.“Liverpool have a team that is well equipped to deal with the challenges coming their way.”Jurgen Klopp’s side will take on Wolves in the FA Cup tonight at 20:45 (CET).last_img read more

Court Approves Regional Publishers Restructuring Plan

first_imgA U.S. bankruptcy court has approved Augusta, Georgia-based newspaper and city magazine publisher Morris Publishing Group’s pre-packaged plan of reorganization. Morris said it could emerge from bankruptcy protection as soon as March 1.Morris filed its reorganization plan last month. Upon emergence, the publisher will exchange $100 million of new second lien secured notes due in 2014 for the cancellation of roughly $278.5 million of outstanding senior subordinated unsecured debt due in 2013, plus accrued and unpaid interest. Morris moved ahead with the reorganization after it failed to gain approval from 99 percent of holders of its $278.5 million in senior subordinated notes on the terms of the debt restructuring. In October, Morris said it had reached an agreement with holders of more than 75 percent of those notes on the exchange.“Once it emerges from bankruptcy, Morris Publishing and its 13 newspapers will operate from a stronger financial position, having reduced its overall principal amount of indebtedness from approximately $418 million to approximately $107 million,” the company said in a statement. When asked by FOLIO: about the future of its magazines, a spokesperson said the company “doesn’t wish to comment on the magazine side of the business” at this point. Morris’ portfolio includes nearly 20 city magazines—including Augusta, Athens, H magazine and Savannah.last_img read more

Rodale Cuts 40 More Staffers

first_img Rodale declined to be more specific with the staff reduction, citing a “proactive response to industry changes,” but a source inside the company tells Folio: that the cuts affected most if not all of Rodale’s brands, and that many of the departures are director-level staffers or department heads. Late last year, Maria Rodale took over day-to-day leadership of the company when then-president Scott Schulman departed after his contract wasn’t renewed. “Rodale management has made the very painful but strategic decision to eliminate certain positions across the company,” a company spokesperson tells Folio:. “Over the course of the past few days, the impacted employees were notified.” “Maria Rodale sent out a company-wide email saying tough decisions were made to cut certain positions,” the source, who requested to remain anonymous, tells Folio:. “I know that all brands except Women’s Health lost someone. It’s very likely that Women’s Health lost people, but I haven’t heard anything.” The cuts, representing about six percent of staff at the privately-held publisher, come on the heels of several other significant cost-trimming moves by the company in recent months. Additionally, the source tells Folio: that women’s running vertical Zelle lost its only employee, a part-timer, and will likely be folded. The staff reductions, originally reported by the Allentown Morning Call, do not appear to be limited to certain brands or departments. Rodale’s winter of upheaval is continuing into the new year. The streamlining began almost immediately after that. Schulman left at the end of October. By mid-November, the company shut down its content marketing group, Rodale Grow. Three weeks later, Running Times, a sister publication to Runner’s World, was shuttered. In the immediate aftermath, a management reorganization saw the loss of several executive-level titles, including group publisher Chris Lambiase, among other positions.  The company eliminated another 40 positions this week across a variety of departments, stretching the process over the last several days.  One of those executive departures was SVP Anne Alexander, who was also Prevention’s editorial director. This week’s cuts included Prevention editor-in-chief Bruce Kelley. The company announced Monday that Mike Lafavore, who rejoined Rodale just before Schulman’s departure, will take over Kelley’s role on an interim basis while the company seeks a replacement.last_img read more

Gift Card Drive Launched For Family Of Andrew Holowenczak

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington community is rallying around a local family who recently suffered a tragedy.Andrzej “Andrew” Holowenczak, of Wilmington, passed away on Thursday morning. He leaves behind a young daughter, Lia Mae Holowenczak, and a finance Zofia Myslinski. Lia Mae’s mother also unexpectedly passed away in 2011.A next door neighbor of Holowenczak is collecting gift cards for the family.“Gift cards from Market Basket, Target, local gas stations, as well as AMEX gift cards will be collected,” writes organizer Melanie Kilburn. “Send or bring to 5 Lincoln Street, Wilmington, MA 01887.”Learn more about the drive HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, December 26, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”OBITUARY: Andrzej “Andrew” Holowenczak, 53In “Obituaries”15th Annual Wilmington Half Marathon Set For September 29In “Community”last_img read more

New tech automates insulin for diabetics

first_img Health and Wellness Jul 29 • Elvie’s wearable breast pump feels like breaking out of jail The Bigfoot closed-loop insulin system consists of an Abbott Freestyle Libre wearable wireless glucose monitor (not shown), a blood glucose computer (left) and an insulin pump (right) connected via a thin tube to a cannula for injection. The two main parts shown snap together in use to form a single compact unit. CNET From the outside, diabetes may look like a simple condition to manage but it’s actually a constant math test where the right answer is nebulous and the stakes range as high as death. But a new technology about to get broader commercial release could make insulin management the self-driving car of endocrinology.People managing diabetes today can wear a wireless stick-on sensor to track blood glucose without finger sticks, and a pump to administer insulin without an injection pen or syringe. But the person remains in the loop, between the sensor and pump, managing and authorizing insulin delivery throughout their day. Closed-loop technology mostly removes the person from the process and delivers insulin to their body in a smart, real-time trickle, with the exception of mealtimes when a manual extra dose is still required.   Jul 23 • Apple Watch ECG vs. hospital EKG: Not the results I was expecting Bigfoot Biomedical is one of several startups planning to bring this tech to a broader market in 2019. Its system gets blood glucose data from an Abbott Freestyle Libre stick-on monitor. Then Bigfoot’s proprietary smart pump calculates and delivers an appropriate trickle of insulin through the day via a thin tube and a small wearable injection patch. It’s a lot of paraphernalia, but people who need to administer insulin are used to that. The results of moving from occasional finger sticks and self-dosing to a system that delivers insulin automatically and dynamically could be dramatic for people managing diabetes: Eliminating high or low glucose swings that result from inattention, inexperience or sleep, while virtually eliminating the constant “math test” insulin calculations as well.vlcsnap-2019-03-14-12h15m51s951Bigfoot’s pump module is an exercise in miniaturization, using a standard battery that doesn’t need recharging and a standard cartridge (upper right) of the type of insulin required. This half of the smart pump is actually discarded after use but Bigfoot plans to offer a recycling program for it. CNET Bigfoot is far from the only firm moving in this space, a sign that it’s a vital one: Medtronic’s 670G was the first closed-loop system on the market in summer of 2017, Tandem Diabetes Care is planning a launch in second half of 2019 and Tidepool is working to formalize the DIY community’s Loop system in a model not unlike that which grew Linux.The closed-loop concept began with users frustrated that managing diabetes in children, during sleep and in general was a time-consuming, often hit-and-miss process well into the 21st century. Nearly a decade ago some of them began to hack their own closed-loop systems and OpenAPS (Open Artificial Pancreas System) open-source software arrived about five years ago to run on a Raspberry Pi and codify closed-loop DIY hacks.The wearable wireless sensors that all closed-loop systems use offer a less direct measure of glucose than a simple blood-drop test, and a wearable pump, line and cannula may seem a bit like Frankenstein’s monster to some people. But a closed-loop revolution is coming in several areas of connected health, and diabetes may be a key initial battleground in adjusting consumer expectations while also driving manufacturers to make the tech more transparent.The diabetes hacking community’s slogan is #wearenotwaiting. This is a technology that shouldn’t have to worry about finding a market. Share your voice Wellness Now playing: Watch this: Tags Aug 19 • The LavvieBot S litter box is the smartest place for your cats to poop Aug 1 • National rollout of Burger King’s Impossible Whopper is here See All Health and Wellness • Post a comment 0 5:53 Hackers inspired the next big thing in diabetes reading • Closed-loop insulin tech for diabetes will change liveslast_img read more