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Breaking: Road closed in Derry after suspicious object discovered

first_img Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – May 3, 2018 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter The Lone Moor Road in Derry has been closed following the discovery of a suspicious object. Diversions are in place. Previous articleMan arrested after break-in to Donegal car garageNext articleMultimillion euro flood relief scheme announced for Lifford News Highland Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Breaking: Road closed in Derry after suspicious object discovered Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterestlast_img read more

Toyota and PGNiG set to jointly advance hydrogen technology in Poland

first_imgPGNiG has already signed a contract with a consortium of Poland- and UK-based companies for the design and construction of the station Officials from Toyota and PGNiG. (Credit: PGNiG SA) Toyota Motor Poland and Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) signed an agreement on cooperation in advancing hydrogen technology in Poland. A pilot hydrogen refuelling station will be built under the agreement.‘The launch of a pilot hydrogen refuelling station will be PGNiG’s first step in the implementation of the Group’s hydrogen programme. In testing the station we will work with Toyota, a partner with a strong reputation in the automotive industry and a leading manufacturer of hydrogen-powered vehicles. I am confident this partnership will contribute to successful advancement of the hydrogen fuel market in Poland,’ said Jerzy Kwieciński, President of the PGNiG Management Board.PGNiG’s hydrogen research programme unveiled in May provides for the production of hydrogen, including green hydrogen using renewable energy sources, hydrogen storage and distribution, and industrial applications. The operation of a hydrogen refuelling station, to be built in the Wola district of Warsaw, is also part of the programme. PGNiG has already signed a contract with a consortium of Poland- and UK-based companies for the design and construction of the station.‘Operation of the pilot station will help PGNiG to acquire hydrogen competencies relevant to such projects. We aim to expand our product range to include hydrogen, also as a motor fuel, which would complement our CNG and LNG offering and contribute to the advancement of low-emission and zero-emission gas mobility in Poland,’ said Arkadiusz Sekściński, Vice President of the PGNiG Management Board, Development.The agreement forges a partnership between two entities actively involved in the development of the Polish Hydrogen Strategy. The joint operations are intended to introduce hydrogen as a clean fuel for zero-emission fuel cell vehicles on the Polish market. Hydrogen has been hailed by experts as a fuel of the future.Toyota Motor Poland, representing the global leader in the development of hydrogen technology for automotive applications in Poland, is preparing to launch the second generation of its Mirai passenger car next year. It is the first hydrogen-powered sedan car manufactured on a mass scale. Compared with the previous version, the new generation fuel cell car has a driving range extended by 30%, to 650–900 km on a single tank. Refuelling will only take a few minutes, making the car fully functional and environmentally friendly.“In the automotive industry, we are currently dealing with a revolution, and Toyota as a global brand has been supporting the development of the entire sector for years, including by sharing patents. As Toyota Motor Poland, we have been one of the leaders in innovation and electromobility for years. We are glad that we will work with PGNiG as our partner to make the most effective use of hydrogen at all stages. Engineers of both brands will jointly participate in the process of designing and building a hydrogen refueling station, as well as planning and conducting research,” said Jacek Pawlak, President of Toyota Motor Poland and Toyota Central Europe. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Hoboken releases Union Dry Dock poll results

first_imgHOBOKEN — The city of Hoboken received 2,447 responses to an online survey regarding the future use of the former Union Dry Dock property on the northern waterfront. UDD was purchased by NY Waterway last year as a ferry maintenance and repair facility, but the city wants to acquire the property for public use.“The people of Hoboken have spoken loud and clear: we overwhelmingly oppose industrial uses and want to complete our waterfront as public open space,” said Mayor Ravi Bhalla in an email to the community. “Our community’s decades-old vision for a continuous, public waterfront park is as strong as ever, and my administration will do everything it can to make it a reality.” Based on this public feedback, the city will continue the process of acquisition of the Union Dry Dock site by initiating good faith discussions with the property owner.According to the alert, 91.5 percent of the 2,404 respondents said they believe the UDD property should remain a priority for the city to complete a publicly accessible waterfront park system.It also states that of the 2,447 respondents to the question “what is your preferred use for the Union Dry Dock Property,” 73.8 percent of people said they wanted “a public open space and waterfront walkway with no industrial uses. This option would be paid for by the City of Hoboken at a potential acquisition, design, and construction cost of tens of millions of dollars. Funding sources may include the Hoboken Open Space Trust Fund, County Open Space Trust Fund, and NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust low-interest loans, among other sources.”13.5 percent of respondents said they wanted “A ferry maintenance and refueling facility with a public open space on top of a ferry maintenance facility, with an inland walkway next to Sinatra Drive. This option would be paid for mostly or complete by NY Waterway.” 8.1 percent of respondents said they wanted “A ferry maintenance and refueling facility with pocket parks at the north and south ends of the property, with an inland walkway next to Sinatra Drive. This option would be paid for mostly or complete by NY Waterway.”last_img read more

The initiative process and the legal profession

first_imgThe initiative process and the legal profession March 15, 2004 Senior Editor Regular News The initiative process and the legal profession Gary Blankenship Senior Editor The ongoing legislative debate over changing Florida’s constitutional amendment initiative petition process may have a major impact on the legal profession.Steve Metz, the Bar’s chief legislative counsel, reported to the Board of Governors last month that the Florida Medical Association and the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers are still pushing amendments considered harmful to each others’ professions. But the fate of those petitions could rest on whether the Florida Legislature sends its own amendment to voters to make it harder to amend the constitution.And figuring out whether that will happen is no easy task, Metz said.He noted the FMA is pushing an amendment that would limit what contingency fees lawyers could make from medical malpractice cases. The academy has responded with an amendment that would require doctors to charge all patients whatever their lowest rate is for any payor, such as an insurance company. Another amendment would revoke the license of any doctor who loses three medical malpractice cases.The academy has offered to withdraw its amendments if the FMA drops its campaign, but the FMA has refused.Metz said he does not believe doctors will fare well in an expensive statewide election. He added that the business interests that are pushing to raise requirements for constitutional amendments have held a press conference to tell the doctors their efforts are “ill conceived.”The bigger concern, he said, is how the state should protect the constitution from issues that don’t belong in the state’s framework of government. In recent years, amendments have included a mandate for a high-speed train and protections for pregnant pigs.One possible outcome is that voters will be asked on the August 31 primary ballot to approve an amendment requiring a 60 percent or higher approval for any subsequent amendments — including any that will be on the November general election ballot, Metz said.But that could run into problems with Gov. Jeb Bush, who is considering seeking repeal of the high-speed train amendment and the 1992 amendment requiring the state to reduce the class sizes in public schools. The academy and the FMA might also oppose such a proposal because it would severely handicap any chances for their amendments.“That is probably going to be the number one issue this session,” Metz said.He also touched on court funding, the independence of the judiciary, and financing for legal aid programs and law libraries in his report to the board.While there is still a $50 to $70 million gap between what the courts need and what the governor has recommended to fund Revision 7 of Art. V, Metz said there is reason for hope. That amendment transfers more funding for trial courts from counties to the state.“I’m fairly optimistic and confident, at the end of the day, we actually will end up having a number that will keep the courts running and will keep our court system one of the best in the country,” he said.As for law libraries and legal aid programs, Metz noted that counties had the authority to impose a surcharge on filing fees to raise money for those programs, but are losing that ability July 1 under the legislature’s Revision 7 implementation law. Counties are indicating they don’t have enough money from other sources to pick up those expenses.“The Senate is willing to work on increasing the filing fees for those programs; the House at this point is saying. . . they have a difference of opinion,” Metz said. “We, the Bar, will push hard, hard, hard all session long to try to have that reinstated.”The session begins March 2.last_img read more

SANTA ANITA TO PLAY HOST TO 22ND ANNUAL SANTA ANITA DERBY 5K RUN/WALK ON APRIL 9

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 31, 2016)–On Saturday, April 9, the 22nd annual Santa Anita Derby Day 5k run/walk will kick off a world-class day of racing at Santa Anita. Organizer expect to have over 6,000 runners and walkers enjoy one of Southern California’s most picturesque and unique courses that include a romp through the LA Arboretum, followed by a tunnel into Santa Anita’s manicured Infield and a photo finish captured on the Infield big screen.A race with a rich history of 22 years can expect to attract a wide swath of followers over the years. Always a crowd favorite with the runners, walkers and racing fans, Triple Crown winning jockey Victor Espinoza will be leading the way through the LA Arboretum. (Chantal Sutherland Kruse has been a perennial favorite in the jockey’s division for years).A very unique aspect to this year’s race will be the 150-plus participants over the age of 70. Yes, over the age of 70. Included in that herd of runners and walkers will be a very special 93-year-old resident of Azusa, Margaret Davis.At the feisty age of 92, Davis won her age group in 2015 with a blazing time of 45:56 for 5k, averaging 14:46 per mile. Davis barely missed the American Age group record despite a challenging finish on the dirt track.This year’s elite field of runners will include members of Pasadena’s “Run with US,” running club, including Mark Bartres (29:24 10K PR), Rosario Castenada (18:12 5k PR) and Natalie Miano (17:37 5k PR).The event has experienced a steady growth since its inception, due to the personal passion of Santa Anita’s Special Projects Director, Pete Siberell. This enthusiasm has been embraced by a team of fabulous sponsors, including Methodist Hospital, which expects to field a team of over 300 employees, friends and family. Westfield Santa Anita, the LA Arboretum, Yoobi, Run with US and Saucony will all be represented as well.Registration is available online at derbyday5k.com, at Westfield Santa Anita on Friday, April 8, or the day of the event at Santa Anita’s Gate 3, starting at 6:30 a.m. For more information, call Kinane Events at (760) 434-5255, or email [email protected]last_img read more

Cabin fever and comedians – life in the World Cup bubble

first_imgContact with family is usually strictly controlled or non-existent, leaving the young men cooped up for weeks, rubbing shoulders with the same teammates day after day.Australia coach Bert van Marwijk admits it can be a recipe for disaster if cabin fever takes hold, causing factionalism or infighting among the squad.In 2010, the Dutchman managed to unite the notoriously fractious Netherlands enough to reach the World Cup final, despite the presence of several big personalities who each wanted to be pack leader.Thomas Mueller says Germany’s Euro 2012 squad was divided © AFP/File / Odd ANDERSEN“I told the Holland players in 2010, we will get bored. But we have to win the World Cup, we have to work together,” he told Sydney’s Daily Telegraph.Van Marwijk said a major part of maintaining harmony was making players understand they had to respect one another, even if they might never be friends.“Everyday a few small things happen and those things are very important for the atmosphere in the whole group,” he said.“You cannot find it in any book, it’s the way you lead the group, manage the group.”– Club v country –Club rivalries can emerge, such as those which in the past have created splits in the Spain team between Barcelona and Real Madrid players.Thomas Mueller admitted Germany divided into Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund blocs at Euro 2012 but denied a similar schism was behind their opening-round loss to Mexico at the current tournament in Russia.“We didn’t have the best kind of chemistry back then, but it is totally different today,” he insisted.Sometimes players fed up with their camp routine take desperate measures.Former England forward Jermain Defoe was so mind-numbingly bored at England’s 2010 base in South Africa that he watched strike partner Wayne Rooney’s entire wedding video from beginning to end.Years later, details of Rooney’s nuptials remained seared into his brain.“Wayne had something like a flash mob, the waiters were singing, dancing, if I can remember,” he said.“Yeah, you do get bored, but all the teams get bored.”England seem to have learned their lesson and have tried to make their current camp at Repino, outside Saint Petersburg, a relaxed, fun environment.– Climbing the walls –England’s siege mentality of the past has eased as Gareth Southgate’s men race inflatable unicorns in the pool and engage in darts competitions with the media.Iceland are taking a similar approach, flying in a group of comedians to give the players a boost.Wayne Rooney’s wedding video helped keep boredom at bay for former England forward Jermain Defoe in 2010 © AFP/File / Justin TALLIS“The team is here for the long haul and we are in it together. It is important to keep us all fresh and do something entirely different every now and then,” said team spokesman Omar Smarason.World Cup boredom can lead to players literally climbing the walls to get away from camp and blow off some steam, and it’s not a new phenomenon.Former Mexico goalkeeper Antonio “Tota” Carbajal recalled how at the 1966 tournament in England two players sneaked away to a bar — with coach Ignacio Trelles hot on their heels to drag them back.Carbajal, a veteran of five World Cups, argued players behaving badly was not necessarily a bad thing.“These things unite the team,” the 89-year-old told AFP.A laid-back approach certainly worked for the late Denmark coach Richard Moller Nielsen, who gave his players unprecedented freedom — including visits to fast-food outlets — during their victorious run at Euro 92.“Perhaps it would be a good idea if we drink a beer and drive past McDonald’s now and then. I will suggest that to the coach,” current Denmark defender Jannik Vestergaard suggested, perhaps a touch wistfully.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000England coach Gareth Southgate has taken a relaxed approach with his squad at the World Cup in Russia © AFP / Paul ELLISMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 24 – World Cup footballers often face an unexpected hurdle as they try to cope with the intense scrutiny and pressure of the game’s biggest showpiece — it can be boring… really, really boring.In the periods between matches, players are isolated at remote training camps in the countryside, surrounded by tight security and high walls to discourage prying eyes.last_img read more

Northwest Ohio field-scale barley yield research results

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Eric Richer, CCA, Garth Ruff, Sarah Noggle, Ohio State University ExtensionMany growers have heard the discussions of growing winter barley. Small plot data is available from Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Stations (Western, Wooster, Northwest), but little field-scale data has been published. While growing a newly re-introduced crop could be a consideration on your farm, it may not be for everyone.Throughout the 2018 growing season, we had the opportunity to work with eight growers across nine field-scale, test sites for growing winter malting barley in Northwest Ohio. Growers were from Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, and Paulding Counties. Each planted small fields of barley that averaged 23 acres in size (range 7 to 63 acres). The variety Puffin was planted on all sites, and two of the sites included the variety Scala in the discussion. These two varieties are both over wintering, two-row malt quality barleys. These growers agreed to share their yield and quality results while participating in simple field-scale research project with these objectives:1) Determine the field-scale, simple averages for yield (grain & straw), harvest date and quality characteristics for barley grown in Northwest Ohio.2) Compare the yield and plant/harvest dates for the same variety soybean as a i) first crop system, ii) double crop after barley system and iii) double crop after wheat system.Barley yieldBased on discussions with Extension state specialists and other regional agronomists, the growing conditions in 2018 were regarded as average or slightly above average for growing winter malting barley. The average dry grain yield (adjusted to 13.5% moisture) across the nine Northwest Ohio sites was 86.5 bushels per acre with a range of 57.9 to 105.6 bushels per acre for Puffin. The average delivered moisture was 13.4% (range of 12.9 to 14.7%). The average harvest date for barley on these sites was June 26 (range of June 25 to June 29).Two of the cooperators also had Scala two-row barley planted in adjacent fields. The average dry grain yield for Scala was 90.5 bushels per acre (range of 86 to 95 bushels per acre). For the purposes of clear discussion and analysis, the remainder of the data was taken on Puffin barley sites only.Additionally, at six of the nine sites, the cooperators baled the barley straw. A representative sample was weighed at each site, and the calculated average yield of the straw was 1.01 ton per acre (range of 0.64 to 1.36 ton per acre). As a management note, all cooperators felt strongly that in 2018 removal of the straw made for more effective double crop soybean planting. Quality dataSamples of barley from each site were graded on protein, test weight, plumpness, germination, deoxynivalenal (a.k.a. vomitoxin or DON) and other quality metrics.Seven out of nine sites met malt quality. Of the two sites that did not produce malt quality barley, one site had high DON (1.2 ppm) and another site had low plumpness (58.7%) and high thin (6.7%) results. All sites produced barley in the acceptable protein levels for malting (9.5-12.5%). Wheat yield comparisonFour cooperators (subset of the original nine sites) in the study had adjacent fields of soft red winter wheat within a half mile of the barley test site. The comparison of barley and wheat yields at these four sites is worth reviewing, as there was no statistical yield difference. In 2018 at these sites, barley harvest occurred six days earlier on average than wheat harvest.Additionally, three of these cooperators harvested wheat straw. At these three sites, the barley straw yielded 1.01 ton per acre and the wheat straw yielded 1.28 ton per acre. There was not a statistical difference in straw yield (LSD .27 ton per acre at p value < 0.05). Soybean planting datesOne of the notable considerations for planting barley — especially for Northern Ohio —is the possibly of planting double crop soybeans 6-10 days earlier than one would normally plant after wheat. Seven cooperators participated in this portion of the research by planting the same brand and variety (avg. 3.1 maturity) of soybean as a first crop (adjacent or same field) and double crop after barley. Four cooperators also planted the same soybean after wheat. In 2018, for these sites, double crop soybeans were planted six days earlier on average behind barley than behind wheat.In summary, much is yet to be learned on barley production in Northwest Ohio. While this article contains just one year of data from nine field-scale sites, it will start to answer the question of whether winter barley is a viable option for farmers in Northwest Ohio. This year showed no statistical difference in grain or straw yield for barley versus wheat. We are also looking at soybean yield and economic data averaged from these sites. The authors wish to thank the cooperators from Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, and Paulding Counties who participated in this research study.Send questions related to this data set to [email protected]last_img read more

Man Utd vs Barcelona: Legends match

first_imgManchester United Man Utd Legends vs Barcelona Legends: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, squads & match preview Oli Platt 00:50 9/2/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Ruud van Nistelrooy Manchester United Getty Images Manchester United Barcelona Premier League Primera División The likes of Ruud van Nistelrooy and Edgar Davids will feature in the second leg of the charity tie between the two clubs on Saturday A team of Manchester United legends will take on their Barcelona counterparts in the second leg of a charity tie between the two clubs on Saturday.Karel Poborsky, Jesper Blomqvist and Dwight Yorke scored at Camp Nou to give United a 3-1 lead in front of 50,000 fans.They will now host Barca at Old Trafford as they raise funds for the Manchester United Foundation, which supports a number of charitable initatives locally. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Game Manchester United vs Barcelona Date Saturday, September 2 Time 15:00 BST / 10:00 ET TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM Park Ji-Sung Manchester UnitedIn the UK, the match will be available to watch live on television on MUTV. It can also be streamed online worldwide on MUTV.com. UK TV channel Online stream MUTV MUTV.com SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position Man Utd players Goalkeepers Van der Sar, Van der Gouw Defenders Brown, Irwin, Johnsen, Silvestre Midfielders Beardsmore, Blomqvist, Djordjic, Park, Poborsky, Robson, Thornley Forwards Cole, Dublin, Saha, Van Nistelrooy, Webber, Yorke Ruud van Nistelrooy, Bryan Robson and Andy Cole are among the biggest names set to turn out for the Red Devils.Former United captain Robson will also serve as the manager after Andy Ritchie took charge of the first leg, with Cole acting as his assistant.Potential starting XI: Van der Sar; Brown, Johnsen, Irwin; Poborsky, Robson, Park, Blomqvist; Yorke, Van Nistelrooy, Saha. Position Barcelona players Goalkeepers Angoy Defenders Abidal, Dehu, Aloisio, Juan Carlos, Sanchez Jara, Sergi, Belletti Midfielders Garcia, Guzman, Mendieta, Goikoetxea, Moreno, Simao, Jofre, Edmilson, Davids Forwards Kluivert Albert Ferrer will coach Barcelona after Jose Mari Bakero took the first leg.Barca had the likes of Ronaldinho and Rivaldo representing them in the first leg but the Manchester clash will see them line up with fewer big names, though Edgar Davids, Eric Abidal and Patrick Kluivert will all play.Potential starting XI: Angoy; Belletti, Aloisio, Dehu, Abidal; Mendieta, Edmilson, Davids; Garcia, Kluivert, Simao.TICKETSPatrick Kluivert BarcelonaTickets are still available and can be bought as late as matchday from United’s official ticketing website.Prices range between £20 and £30 for adults, while under-16s cost £5. At the time of writing, tickets were only being sold in the lower tier of the stadium.All proceeds will be put into the Manchester United Foundation.WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING?Edwin van der Sar Manchester UnitedThere will be plenty of pre-match entertainment on offer at Old Trafford before a ball is kicked on Saturday.Family activities such as face painting and football coaching will begin from 10:30 outside the stadium, and after the gates have opened The Vamps will perform an hour before kick-off (14:00) as part of an opening ceremony.There will also be a minute’s silence and black armbands worn by the players to commemorate the recent terror attacks suffered by both cities.last_img read more

North Carolina Basketball: Photos: This Charlotte-Based Cake Designer Makes Amazing UNC Basketball Cakes

first_imggrooms Cake of North Carolina's basketball court.IG/forgoodnesscakescharlotteSkilled pastry chefs and cake designers can make some amazing things out of their desserts, and Charlotte-based For Goodness Cakes definitely knows its audience. The business’ Instagram account has posted a number of amazing-looking cakes, including a number that are North Carolina Tar Heel themed. The always popular #heelshouse cake. #atleastinmyhouse #goheels #groomscakes #charlottecakes Inside: delectable peanut butter cake with milk chocolate ganache filling.A photo posted by For Goodness Cakes (@forgoodnesscakescharlotte) on Jun 5, 2015 at 9:21pm PDT  Here strictly for work. #heelshouse #deandome #carolinacakes #lovethisplaceA photo posted by For Goodness Cakes (@forgoodnesscakescharlotte) on Jan 24, 2015 at 11:33am PST  Not a wedding cake, but could be. Photo credit: @dreaphotoartist #carolinacake #tarheelwedding #nycskyline #uncchapelhill #goheelsA photo posted by For Goodness Cakes (@forgoodnesscakescharlotte) on Jan 24, 2015 at 7:54pm PST Don’t worry Duke fans, they’ll make you, and fans of other schools, cakes as well. Like I’ve always said, I’m an equal opportunity provider. Design piped by hand and by eye with buttercream! #dookcakeA photo posted by For Goodness Cakes (@forgoodnesscakescharlotte) on May 8, 2015 at 2:08pm PDT  Collage cake for a very lucky birthday girl. Sadly had to crop off the beloved sea turtle topper, but this one deserved a 360! #bruciesbirthdaybash #milestonebirthdaycake #collagecake #handpaintedandcreatedA video posted by For Goodness Cakes (@forgoodnesscakescharlotte) on Apr 11, 2015 at 7:09pm PDT  Who knew owning a cake business would be Sports Teams 101? #whodey #footballcake #charlottegroomscakesA photo posted by For Goodness Cakes (@forgoodnesscakescharlotte) on Jun 20, 2014 at 1:48pm PDT  “Chef’s choice” cakes start at $75: you choose 2 colors, flavors and theme and I come up with design, no fondant, all buttercream. #ugacake #graduationcakeA photo posted by For Goodness Cakes (@forgoodnesscakescharlotte) on May 23, 2014 at 5:26pm PDT If we were Tar Heel fans, we know where we’d go for our Dean Dome confectionery recreations.last_img read more

Some federal figures on marijuana pricing

first_imgOTTAWA – Public Safety Canada commissioned a study to help understand the cost of illegal cannabis. It found:— The price of illegal pot remained relatively stable between 2011 and 2015, dropping an average of one cent a month.— During these years the average price paid on the black market was $7.69 per gram for high-quality pot, $7.14 for medium-quality and $7.26 for low-quality.— On average medical cannabis cost nearly $2 per gram more than illicit pot.(Source: Public Safety Canada notes released through the Access to Information Act)last_img read more