first_imgBio-marine Ingredients Ireland Ltd (BII) has been notified by Donegal County Council of its intent to grant planning permission for its new facility.KillybegsThe move paves the way for the creation of 70 new jobs in the Killybegs, with an additional 50 jobs to be created during construction phase.This is a significant step forward for the ground-breaking €40 million project. The planning application for the new facility was initially submitted to Donegal County Council last July. Pending the approval of full planning permission, construction work could begin on the seven acre site at Stoney Hill Industrial Park, adjacent to the new pier in Killybegs by the end of the summer.“The Taoiseach recently launched the ‘Action Plan for Jobs 2015’ which places particular emphasis on balanced regional development and creating employment in the regions. This project fits very comfortably into that plan. We are very excited at the prospect of creating marine ingredients and high value human nutritional products from species such as blue whiting and boarfish.“We look forward to receiving formal confirmation of planning permission in the near future and delivering this enormous opportunity, which can take the Irish seafood sector to a completely different level,” said Bio-marine Ingredients Ireland CEO, Jason Whooley.The Chairman of Bio-marine Ingredients Ireland, Martin Howley added, “This innovative project can certainly be a massive boost for Killybegs and its hinterland. This town and County Donegal as a whole, is crying out for new employment opportunities so we are delighted at the announcement from Donegal County Council. As an area, we have suffered terribly during the economic collapse and our project can play its part, in helping the North West turn the corner. The prospect of construction jobs by the late summer is very exciting for everyone concerned.” MAJOR BOOST AS 70 JOBS MOVE A STEP CLOSER FOR KILLYBEGS was last modified: March 2nd, 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:donegaljobs boostKillybegslast_img read more

Sport stars raise funds for Cradock youth

first_img16 October 2012Supporting charities has become a key part of the Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon and this year’s event, held on 5 and 6 October, was no different as former Springbok captain Corne Krige and Olympic bronze medallist Bridgitte Hartley lent their support to the fund-raising efforts.Krige, who competed in the race for a first time, raised R70 000 for schools in desperate need of financial support in the Cradock area.Delighted with the support he received, Krige has pledged his support to the event and his campaign on an annual basis in years to come.‘Fantastic’“It was only the first year that we ran this campaign and so to have raised what we did is fantastic,” he said. “It’s been so pleasing to see how everyone came on board and offered their support so generously.“It’s great to know that we’re able to help others, especially young children, with this money and to see those children’s faces will be amazing,” he added.Krige, who teamed up with his former high school friend Billy van Zyl and race committee chairman Pieter Marais in a K3 (three-seater kayak), admitted to being a little nervous going into the opening day of the two-day spectacle.Together with his relative lack of experience on a river, he also had to overcome the difficult emotions the occasion brought back as he paddled with his late niece and nephew in mind, while Van Zyl, whose son drowned tragically six years ago, also had an emotional mountain to overcome going into the event.Near perfect adventureThe significance of the trio’s efforts to help other young children in need, however, soon took over and a near perfect adventure unfolded before them.“For both Billy and I, it was obviously quite an emotional and stressful time. It was particularly tough for Billy, who lost a child to water six years ago and now had to conquer a bit of a fear and get back into water himself, so I was very glad to be there with him and try help through it all,” Krige explained.The efforts by the former rugby star had already raised a significant amount towards what has become known as the Corne Krige Charity when it received a further boost from Olympic K1 500m sprint bronze medallist Bridgitte Hartley, who generously donated one of her Olympic tops from the London Games for auctioning at Saturday’s prize giving, with all proceeds going towards the drive.Close to her heartCharity, especially the support of young children, is something particularly close to Hartley’s heart and the paddling sensation was thrilled to be able to support Krige’s campaign.“I have quite a soft spot for charity and I’ve always hoped that my efforts and achievements when I paddle will help inspire people to achieve whatever they set out to,” she said.“If there are, however, other ways that I can try use my name or achievements to help those in need out, then I love to help, and this was definitely one of those times.Explaining her decision to donate one of her tops, Hartley said she had tried to help out with fund-raising by selling bits and pieces, but with trying to prepare for her first river race since 2008 she found it quite tough, “so, I thought giving one of my Olympic tops to be auctioned would be a small way in which I could try help a little more.”Popular itemDespite economic times being tough around the world, the item’s popularity was soon clear for all to see as bidders battled it out for the coveted item.“When I heard the opening price was R1 000, I thought there was no ways it would even be sold at all. Then, as people started bidding and the price went up and up, I just stood there with my mouth open. I couldn’t believe it!” said Hartley.The item was finally sold to Port Elizabeth-based Paul Lynch, who has been heavily involved in sport at a youth level for many years.“I’ve been involved in the junior section of the local lifesaving club for years and was part of the nippers before that. I also spent many years as a mini hockey coach,” explained Lynch.“This year’s Hansa Fish was my fourth Fish, but this time I had the privilege of paddling with my 16-year-old daughter in her first Fish and after spending the past three months of training hard with her I really can appreciate just how incredible it is to be able to do something like that with your child.Fortunate“I’m also fortunate enough to be in a position where I can afford to do things like [bid in the auction] and so it was fantastic to be able top off what had been a great weekend on the water by doing something like this,” he added.Knowing his curiosity with auctions, Lynch had been discouraged from taking part by those close to him. However, his final bid of R25 000 was successful and he now plans to enable his fellow paddlers to view the item before finding a special spot for it in his own home.“I’m just a sucker for auctions. Being in the wool industry, I go to auctions on almost a weekly basis, so when it was announced at prize giving my wife immediately turned to me and said ‘No!’,” Lynch laughed.“It will probably go on loan to Bluewater Canoe Club, my local club, for a little while where everyone can then get the opportunity to have a look at it and be part of it,” he added.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

National Animal Health Monitoring System Beef 2017 Study

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In October, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) is launching Beef 2017, its fourth national study of U.S. beef cow-calf operations. Beef 2017 will take an in-depth look at U.S. beef cow-calf operations and provide the industry with new and valuable information regarding animal health and management trends in the U.S. beef industry from 1993 to 2017.  Three study objectives were identified for the Beef 2017 study.Describe trends in beef cow–calf health and management practices, specifically:Cow health and longevity,Calf health,Reproductive efficiency,Selection methods for herd improvement including tests of genetic merit, andBiosecurityDescribe management practices and producer beliefs related to:Animal welfare,Emergency preparedness,Environmental stewardship, andRecord keeping and animal identification practices. 3. Describe antimicrobial use practices (stewardship) and determine the prevalence and antimicrobial resistance patterns of potential food-safety pathogens:Types and reasons for use of antimicrobial drugs by animal typeStewardshipUse of alternatives for disease controlUse of Beef Quality Assurance principlesVeterinarian-client-patient relationshipInformation sourcesEnteric organism antimicrobial resistance assessments (e.g., Salmonella, E. coli, Enterococcus) What participation involvesFrom October through December 2017, representatives from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will contact randomly selected beef cow-calf operators in 24 States (including Ohio) for phase 1 of the study. NASS representatives will conduct personal interviews with all participating operations that have one or more beef cows. For operations that choose to continue to phase II of the study and are eligible to do so, representatives from USDA’s Veterinary Services will visit from January through March 2018 to administer the phase II questionnaire. Representatives will also offer a range of biologic sampling activities in which producers can choose to participate.Participating beef cow-calf operators will receive:Summary reports from the study that will provide national and regional benchmarks for their operation,Information sheets derived from study data that discuss the findings and their implications, andResults from biologic sampling activities. PrivacyBecause NAHMS studies rely on voluntary participation, the privacy of every participant is protected. Only those collecting the data know the identity of the respondent. No name or contact information will be associated with individual data, and no data will be reported in a way that could reveal the identity of a participant. Data are presented only in an aggregate manner.last_img read more

Resource Discovery: Coping with Deployment

first_imgBy Kimberly QuinnI Miss You!: A Military Kid’s Book about DeploymentAndrews, B. & Wright, H. (2007). I miss you! A military kid’s book about deployment. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.This book is written by Beth Andrews and illustrated by Hawley Wright.. The goal of this book is to assist military children and parents  in expressing their emotions surrounding deployment. The text and illustrations encourage children to express themselves by discussing their feelings and drawing  pictures. The accompanying parents’ guide is designed to validate parents’ feelings and give them ways to help their children cope.I’m Already Home…AgainDulmer, E. (2006). I’m Already Home…Again – Keeping your family close while on assignment or deployment. Broomfield, CO: Frankly Speaking Inc.This is a book written by Elaine Gray Dulmer which compiles great ideas for parents (military and civilian) on preparing for deployment, surviving time apart, and reintegrating into the family structure after deployment. The text includes 212 connection ideas, over 75 website resources and guidance on many potential problems caused by time apart.This post was written by Kimberly Quinn, University of Florida M.Ed./Ed.S. Candidate, 1LT Florida Army National Guard.  She is a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

Video of Hardik Patel’s meeting with Congress leaders leaked

first_imgAfter bribery allegations by the Patidar agitation leader Hardik Patel, now the Gujarat government is accused of snooping on the Opposition. On Tuesday, Congress leader Ashok Gehlot and Mr. Patel charged that the Gujarat administration was keeping them under surveillance, after the police allegedly leaked video footage of Mr. Patel meeting Congress leaders at a hotel in Ahmedabad.Strategy session On Monday, Mr. Gehlot and Mr. Patel held a meeting to discuss strategy for the Assembly elections and subsequently, a Patidar delegation also met Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who was in the State to address a rally organised by OBC leader Alpesh Thakor, who joined the Congress.However, within a few hours, local channels started showing footage of the meetings and even claimed that there was a secret meeting between Mr. Patel and Mr. Gandhi, which was denied by the Congress as well as Mr. Patel. “I met Hardik and Jignesh Mevani in a hotel. Now, the Intelligence Bureau and the police are checking the rooms. I want to ask why the Gujarat government is snooping on us. Are Patel and Mevani criminals?” Mr. Gehlot said.As General Secretary in charge of the Gujarat Congress, Mr. Gehlot has been camping in the State to formulate the poll strategy and hold discussions with party and youth leaders like Mr. Patel, Mr. Mevani and Mr. Thakor, who are fighting a common battle against the ruling party.Mr. Patel hit out at the administration, accusing it of mounting surveillance on his activities and tracking his movements. “The BJP is expert in snooping and surveillance and in the past, the State government has snooped upon a woman,” he said.Denying that he met Mr. Gandhi, Mr. Patel, who is spearheading the Patidar quota agitation, said that if and when he met him, he would publicly announce it.Gujarat Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil also slammed the State government and said the authorities are being “misused for snooping on Opposition party leaders.”last_img read more

Delhi Police constable dragged by car robbed of service pistol

first_imgNew Delhi: A Delhi Police constable was robbed of his service pistol and left injured after being dragged for a few metres by a car in Rohini’s Sector-20 allegedly when he was chasing a murder accused, officials said on Sunday. The constable, Kavinder, was on patrolling duty on the intervening night of Saturday-Sunday when the incident took place, police said. The murder accused, Sonu Dabas, who is a moneylender, and his accomplice Ashok were arrested while a juvenile, who accompanied them, was apprehended in connection with the incident, they said, adding that the pistol was also recovered. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder The three accused were conducting a recce to take revenge on one Sanjay Rana following a dispute with him, police said. Constables Kavinder and Rajesh posted at Aman Vihar police station were patrolling Sector 20 in Rohini when they got a tip-off about the presence of three persons, one of them a murder accused, who were driving around in a car in the area. The two constables located the car and were approaching it when the suspects sped away. As the two constables followed them, the car took a U-turn and came towards them, Deputy Commissioner of police (Rohini) S D Mishra said. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings Kavinder took out his pistol and signalled the suspects to stop the vehicle but the driver, identified as Lala, a local, tried to hit him, the officer said. Kavinder jumped aside and hit the window pane of the car, smashing the glass. The person sitting inside the car grabbed the hand of the constable who was holding a pistol, the DCP said. They dragged Kavinder along for four-five metres and snatched his pistol before releasing his hand. The constable sustained a cut on his hand, the DCP said. Dabas was nabbed from his village in Rasoolpur while his accomplice, Ashok was arrested from Pooth Kalan village, the officer said. The car used by the accused was recovered along with the robbed pistol and loaded bullets, the officer added. The third accused, a minor working in the office of Dabas, was also apprehended, the officer said. Dabas was arrested with two of his associates in 2010 allegedly for killing one Rahul, a resident of Kanjhawala. Rahul was killed allegedly after he failed to pay Rs 10,000 that he had borrowed from Dabas, the police said. The other accused, Ashok, has previous cases registered against him under the Excise Act and in connection with an accident, they added.last_img read more

Stevie Nicks Scores Her Second Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

first_imgRolling Stone caught up with Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott right after he heard the news. “We finally find out we’re in,” he said. “Now we can stop holding our breath and go, ‘Great! How wonderful to be in the same club as the Rolling Stones and the Beatles and the Who and Queen and etc., etc.’ It’s nice. It’s a good club to be in.” Email In addition to this year’s induction as a solo artist, Nicks was previously inducted in 1998 for her work in Fleetwood MacPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Dec 13, 2018 – 11:59 am On Dec. 13 the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame announced their 2019 inductees to be honored on March 29, 2019, at the 34th annual induction ceremony. The final selection includes the Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music including Brian Eno, and the Zombies. It was the first time on the ballot for Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks and Roxy Music, and Nicks’ win as a solo artist makes her the first woman to ever be inducted twice into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame previously inducted Nicks in 1998 for her work in Fleetwood Mac. Earlier this year, Fleetwood Mac became the first band to receive the MusiCares Person of the Year award for their philanthropy, and their albums Fleetwood Mac (1975) and Rumours (1977) have been inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame. The 34th Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on March 29, 2019, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. It will be shown on HBO and heard on SiriusXM. Ticket availability will be announced in January. The 2019 inductees’ exhibit at the Hall’s museum in Cleveland, Ohio will be unveiled the same night.Bon Jovi, Dire Straits Among Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2018 InducteesRead more Stevie Nicks Scores 2nd Rock & Roll HOF Induction stevie-nicks-scores-her-second-rock-and-roll-hall-fame-induction Twitter As for the other inductees, Pitchfork recapped Radiohead’s divergent reactions last year when they made the previous final ballot. Jonny Greenwood’s response was, “I don’t care,” but Colin Greenwood said he’d be grateful. They didn’t make it on the 33rd round but now they’re among the 34th confirmed inductees. Stevie Nicks Scores Her Second Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Facebook News last_img read more

Chinas Bilibili Pitches Itself as International Production Partner

first_img Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 The company claims 92 million monthly active users and 450 million page views per day. Users are typically Generation Z, or China’s post-millennials, who tune in for a mix of live streaming, gaming, and short-form content.Bilibili considers content under one of two headings: professionally user-generated video (brands and creators who may be remunerated through donations and sponsorship) and user-generated video content.But the mix is changing. The company says it has been a buyer of factual content for the past two years. And it is now increasingly looking to produce and co-produce its own shows. It has worked with National Geographic on “China’s Hidden Kingdoms” and with NHK on the “WHK” anime show. With the BBC it has adapted car-themed men’s lifestyle show “Top Gear” as both a “Borrowed Gear” show and as a fan event which attracted a claimed 400,000 visitors over three days before the premiere of “Top Gear” season 25.China’s authorities have this year fined Bilibili and other streaming companies for content infringements. But the company appears to be finding favor with investors. It is one of the few Chinese tech stocks to have risen this year, from $11.50 at flotation to $14.97 per ADR at the market close on Monday. At that price it is valued at $4.19 billion.Regulators are seeking greater control over live streaming, user comments and user-generated content. Increasingly, that means more self-censorship by the platforms themselves. Executives in Brisbane declined to reveal how many staff are involved in compliance, but they confirmed that the company has teams in the Chinese cities of Wuhan and Shanghai involved in filtering comments and content.The company believes that it can minimize such occurrences not jut through real-name registration, but also by requiring users to take a web citizenship test before they can start to feed back into the site. It also operates a graded warning system before users see their accounts suspended.center_img Bilibili, a specialty Chinese video platform best known for animation and games content, is setting out a stall as a viable and attractive partner for international co-productions.A presentation of so-called bullet comments (real-time audience feedback that overlays on-screen content) drew gasps from an audience of executives at the World Congress of Science & Factual Producers in Brisbane, Australia, on Monday. It was unclear whether the intakes of breath were in horror or awe at this glimpse of the future and such huge levels of interaction with video content.Bilibili, which was founded in 2009 and earlier this year earned itself a share listing on the NASDAQ, followed up Monday’s surprising demo with a more select lunchtime presentation Tuesday. Its executives took turns to tout the company’s jaw-dropping numbers and to tease glimpses of its business deals with top-tier international TV groups, including U.K. and Japanese public broadcasters BBC and NHK, respectively, and a six-year corporate relationship with Discovery.last_img read more

Vettori spins Kiwis to fifth straight win

first_imgDaniel Vettori became the first New Zealand bowler to take 300 one-day international wickets as the Black Caps made short work of Afghanistan to remain unbeaten after five World Cup matches on Sunday. Left-arm spinner Vettori scythed through the Afghanistan top order, using his guile on a pitch producing no turn, to finish with the remarkable figures of four for 18 in 10 overs as Afghanistan were dismissed for 186. Along the way he became the 12th player, and only the fifth spinner, to take 300 ODI wickets. Also Read – Khel Ratna for Deepa and Bajrang, Arjuna for JadejaOn a run-laden McLean Park pitch in Napier, New Zealand needed only 36.1 overs to overhaul Afghanistan’s total. New Zealand, who had already qualified for the quarter-finals, have yet to be taken the distance in the field and the 47.4 overs bowled to Afghanistan is the most they have sent down in any match in the tournament. But the result was never in doubt when Brendon McCullum, with his trademark aggressive approach, blazed away at the top of the New Zealand innings slamming 42 off 19 deliveries to get the chase off to a rollicking start. Also Read – Endeavour is to facilitate smooth transition: ShastriWhen he was bowled by Mohammad Nabi, trying to belt his opposing captain out of the ground, New Zealand were already a quarter of the way to their target after fewer than six overs. The pace slowed from nine to 5.19 runs an over after McCullum’s dismissal as New Zealand coasted to victory with their middle-to-lower order not getting the lengthy time at the crease they wanted before the knockout phase.Kane Williamson, in his understated manner, contributed 33, Martin Guptill reached 57, his highest score of the campaign, and Grant Elliott made 19. Guptill and Elliott were both needlessly run out when time and runs were not an issue, leaving Ross Taylor (24 not out) and Corey Anderson (seven not out) to see New Zealand home. It wasn’t easy for Afghanistan who were already jet-lagged having crossed the Tasman Sea twice in the week to meet their gruelling World Cup schedule ahead of this game.BRIEFSCORES NZL 188/4  (Guptill 57, McCullum 42) beat AFG 186 (Najibullah 56, Vettori 4-18, Boult 3-34) by six wickets.last_img read more

KMC judges panel collects CDs from puja committees on dengue drive

first_imgKolkata: The panel of judges on behalf of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) visited every ward in the city on Sunday and collected CDs from the puja committees regarding their awareness drives against dengue.The move is a part of KMC’s unique decision of awarding the Durga Puja committees that will spread awareness campaign against dengue in the best possible way. The award is called “Swastha Bandhab Sarad Samman 2018.””More than 1,600 puja committees are taking part in this dengue awareness drive. They have done door-to-door campaign on Thursday and Friday and today (Sunday), they held camps with flexes and banners for awareness drive on vector borne diseases. Our panel of judges visited a number of puja committees today (Sunday) and collected the CDs with photographs and videos that they have prepared, highlighting the way they have gone with the drive,” said Atin Ghosh, Member, Mayor-in-Council (MMiC), Health. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to sources in KMC’s Health department, 47 puja committees in borough I, 90 in borough II, 105 in borough III, 66 in borough IV, 34 in borough V, 65 in borugh VI, 84 in borough VII, 134 in borough VIII, 95 in IX, 152 in X, 134 in XI, 139 in XII, 89 in XIII, 120 in XIV, 40 in XV and 98 in XVI have applied for taking part in the campaign.”This is the first time we are organising this campaign involving the puja committees. The response has been good and we hope that from next year there will be more participation,” a senior official of KMC’s Health department Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedsaid.The city has been divided into eight zones, each comprising two boroughs. The puja committees have to ensure that the premises are clean and there is no accumulation of water. From every borough, five puja committees will be recommended for final selection.Three puja committees from every zone, i.e. 24 of them, will get “best three” award. Apart from this,three puja committees from each zone will get “Mayor’s choice”.The “best three” pujas will get Rs 30,000 cash award while the committees that will get “Mayor’s choice” will get Rs 5,000 cash award. The awards will be given on October 11 and on the day of Panchami.last_img read more