RNLI and rescue helicopter confirm training exercises on Lough Swilly

first_imgThe RNLI and the Rescue 118 helicopter have revealed they will be taking part in exercises on Lough Swilly in the coming weeks.Several members of the public contacted Donegal Daily last night after witnessing the services taking part in what they thought was a real-life emergency.However RNLI spokesman Joe Joyce confirmed that last night’s exercise on the Lough close to Buncrana was an exercise. He also said that there will be other similar exercises in the coming days and weeks.He said “More than 50% of our call-outs take place in the dark so carrying out exercises and working on our skills is a vital part of our work.“I appreciate that members of the public may have been concerned but we also want to let them know that similar exercises will be taking place in the coming weeks,” he said.RNLI and rescue helicopter confirm training exercises on Lough Swilly was last modified: October 26th, 2016 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

Jokanovic confident Fulham can secure play-off place

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesFulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic says his players ought to believe they can secure a play-off place.The Whites host Aston Villa today having maintained their excellent recent run with a 3-1 victory at Norwich on Good Friday.That win kept seventh-placed Fulham just two points behind Sheffield Wednesday in sixth and three behind fifth-placed Leeds United.“It encourages us to believe in ourselves and (have) confidence fighting for the top six,” Jokanovic said.“We believe in ourselves, we play with confidence and we are fighting for the top six.“We will continue to fight and battle. Now our focus is on Aston Villa.”Sheffield Wednesday are at QPR this afternoon, while Leeds are at home to Wolves.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Manure Science Review Aug. 12

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Aug. 12’s Manure Science Review will feature a demonstration of smoke testing — a way to show how fast a liquid, including liquid manure, can flow through and out of a farm field.Frank Gibbs, retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and now of Rawson, Ohio-based Wetland and Soil Consulting Services, will give the demonstration.A video showing smoke rising from the soil during one of Gibbs’ tests can be seen athttp://go.osu.edu/GibbsSmokeTest.Manure Science Review, set for Union City in western Ohio, is an annual learning event for farmers and others in the industry. The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University is a co-host.Details about the event and how to register are at http://go.osu.edu/MSR2015. Registration is $30 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch.Earthworm holes and cracks in the soil — called “macropores” — can play big roles in the flow of liquids from a farm field, said Sam Custer, a co-organizer of the event and an educator with Ohio State University Extension. OSU Extension is CFAES’s outreach arm.Generally, macropores improve a soil by helping water soak in and crop roots go deeper.But they also can give liquid manure a path to a fast, early exit — a waste of valuable crop nutrients and a possible source of water pollution.A smoke test provides a visual representation of a soil’s macropores, Custer said. It shows where they are and the flow they can carry.The test involves pumping smoke into a farm field’s underground plastic drainage pipes, or tiles. The smoke travels laterally through the pipes, which have drainage holes all along them; rises through those holes; then rises through macropores and up through the soil. Eventually, white smoke swirls at the soil surface.The process goes in reverse for a liquid, which starts at the soil surface, moves downward through the macropores, enters the drainage holes, and collects in and flows through the tiles, which then empty into a waterway.Understanding that flow can improve both a farm’s bottom line and water quality, Custer said. Steps can be taken to keep liquid-manure nutrients in a field where they’re needed – as fertilizer for crops and a way to boost yields — and out of streams and lakes where they can cause such problems as algal blooms.Possible ways to stop the outflow of liquid manure from drainage tiles include adding shutoff valves to the tiles and digging catch basins, according to an article by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service. The article features some of Gibbs’ macropore research with USDA-NRCS.Custer said both the smoke testing demonstration and Manure Science Review overall have the same aim: to show how “to incorporate manure to get the best economical value and to be environmentally sound in our management practices.”For more details on the event, contact the college’s Mary Wicks at 330-202-3533 [email protected]last_img read more

Touch Football Online Webinars

first_imgFox Sports Pulse will be hosting a number of Touch Football Online webinars for all association and club administrators in the coming weeks. Please click on the links below to register. Wednesday, 1 July 2015 – 6.30pm (AEST) Registrations/Payments/Activities – Eventshttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/3788615070807634177 Tuesday, 7 July 2015 – 6.30pm (AEST) Registrations/Payments/Activities – Events https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/3788615070807634177 Wednesday, 15 July 2015 – 7pm (AEST) Registrations/Payments/Activities – Eventshttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/3788615070807634177 Wednesday, 22 July 2015 – 8pm (AEST) Registrations/Payments/Activities – Events https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/3788615070807634177Monday, 27 July 2015 – 7pm (AEST) Competitions/Team Entries/ Tournamentshttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7844514454068704513Wednesday, 29 July 2015 – 7pm (AEST) Competitions/Tournaments/Team Entries https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7844514454068704513 Wednesday, 5 August 2015 – 8pm (AEST) Competitions/Tournaments/Team Entries https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7844514454068704513 For further information please contact Cameron O’Riordan (FSP) at [email protected] LinksTFO Webinarslast_img read more

8 days agoTheo Hernandez insists AC Milan can finish in top four

first_imgTheo Hernandez insists AC Milan can finish in top fourby Carlos Volcano8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan fullback Theo Hernandez insists they can finish in the top four this season.The Rossoneri sacked Marco Giampaolo after losing four of the opening seven games. Stefano Pioli has taken charge and will make his debut this weekend against Lecce.“It’s obviously better for a Coach to start the season rather than come in, but these things happen in football,” Theo told Sky Sport Italia.“We now have a Coach who I consider to be very good and I’m sure we’ll do well together. I didn’t know him before, but he likes to play good football and has clear ideas.“The first thing he said was that we need to work hard and provide a reaction to bring the fans back on side. I work every day to earn my place in the starting XI and want to write history with Milan.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

CBS Announces Verne Lundquist Will Step Down From SEC On CBS Following 2016 Season

first_imgVerne Lundquist calling an SEC game on CBS.Verne LundquistCBS officially announced that longtime SEC play-by-play announcer Verne Lundquist will step down following the 2016 season, and the network confirmed reports that ESPN’s Brad Nessler will be Lundquist’s replacement in 2017.  Lundquist, who has been with CBS since 2000, will remain with the network and continue broadcasting college basketball and golf. Verne Lundquist steps down from SEC ON CBS following 2016 season. Brad Nessler to succeed Lundquist starting in 2017 https://t.co/o4cehY3Gm7— CBS Sports PR (@CBSSportsGang) May 31, 2016Verne Lundquist will continue calling regular-season college basketball, the NCAA Tournament and golf for CBS in 2017.— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) May 31, 2016This will be an adjustment for college football fans. “Uncle Verne” is a fall staple as the play-by-play voice of the SEC. Nessler is a pro though, and should be a more than capable replacement.last_img read more

ELLY MAYDAY CANADIAN MODEL AND ACTIVIST DIES AT 30 FROM OVARIAN CANCER

first_imgAdvertisement Elly Mayday SASKATCHEWAN-BORN MODEL ASHLEY LUTHER, BETTER KNOWN AS ELLY MAYDAY, DEAD AT 30Ashley Luther, the Saskatchewan-born woman who gained fame as Elly Mayday — a fierce model who embraced her curves — died Friday in Vancouver. She was 30.Luther, who grew up on a farm near Aylesbury, Sask., had been dealing with ovarian cancer and related health complications for five years.Luther was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer called low grade serous carcinoma at 25. READ MOREELLY MAYDAY, BODY-POSITIVE MODEL AND ADVOCATE, DIES FROM OVARIAN CANCER AT 30“One Hell Ova Woman” reads an embroidery Elly Mayday was gifted last summer.In an Instagram post, the body-positive model said: “This is one of my favorite gifts I’ve received. This little tag line came to me one day and I liked the way it felt. I wanted to create a hashtag that said a bit more than “warrior” or survivor, to be honest I’ve never identified with either words.“#One Hell Ova Woman” is the woman who doesn’t back down. The one who faces obstacles with grace and strength. The “Ova” spelling is a nod towards my girls fighting this disease. (I wish there was another word rather than fighting) but it’s not just about cancer. It’s just about her. You.” READ MORE Login/Register With: Facebook CANADIAN MODEL AND ACTIVIST DIES AT 30 FROM OVARIAN CANCERSaskatchewan-born model and body positivity activist has died at 30 from ovarian cancer on Friday.Ashley Luther, professionally known as Elly Mayday, moved to British Columbia to pursue her modelling career where she would often work with local Forever Yours Lingerie.Luther documented her five-year struggle with ovarian cancer and her struggle as a plus-size model. READ MORElast_img read more

Buckeyes hold at No 2 in latest AP poll

OSU redshirt sophomore defensive end Sam Hubbard and OSU junior defensive end Jayln Holmes (11) celebrate after Hubbard’s sack during the first quarter against Tulsa on Sept.10. The Buckeyes won 48-3. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorThe Ohio State football team enjoyed a bye week after defeating Oklahoma 45-24 last Saturday, and remained second in the weekly Associated Press Top 25 Poll. OSU trails only Alabama, who topped Kent State 48-0 on Saturday.Louisville remained at No. 3 following another impressive day from quarterback Lamar Jackson, while Michigan easily handled Penn State 49-10. Clemson rounds out the top five.Michigan State dropped to No. 17 after a 30-6 loss at home at the hands of now-No. 8 Wisconsin. Quarterback Tyler O’Connor struggled for the Spartans, throwing three interceptions and failing to find the endzone.Five Big Ten teams are ranked within the top 25 this week, an identical mark from the last AP poll. Nebraska moved up to No. 15 after dispatching Northwestern 24-13.The Buckeyes received four first-place votes. Alabama had 50 first-place votes, Louisville had six and Michigan had one. read more

Ohio State mens lacrosse falls to Air Force in ECAC semifinal 147

Ten players from the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team meet at midfield with members of the Michigan men’s lacrosse team prior to the start of the “Showdown in the Shoe” game on April 12 at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won, 15-6.Credit: Dan Hope / Lantern photographerThe No. 22 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team lost its final game as a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference.The Buckeyes (6-8, 3-1) fell 14-7 at the hands of Air Force in the first round of the league tournament Thursday.The Buckeyes faced the service academy for the second time in three games — the last contest resulted in an 8-6 OSU victory April 19 in Columbus — but the Falcons’ potent offense overpowered the home team this time.The game was the second of two ECAC Tournament semifinal games that took place at Jesse Owens Memorial Field Thursday.The Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines both saw their seasons end on the same evening after the top-seed No. 16 Fairfield Stags defeated Michigan, 12-5, in the first tourney semifinal game.Captain and senior defenseman Joe Meurer expressed mixed feelings after the game, addressing the defeat but also the season as a whole.“We had this great opportunity at home to capitalize, you know, we kind of squandered it,” Meurer said. “But I think we can take a lot of positives out of this year. And, you know, they (OSU) have got a great team for next year and I’m looking forward to watching them.”Air Force struck first 45 seconds into the game and dominated the time-of-possession battle during the first five minutes of play, keeping OSU on defense.The Falcons also won five straight faceoffs to open the game and took 10 of 12 during the first half.Coach Nick Myers said the Buckeyes coming up short in the faceoff battle was a big determinant of why they came up short in the game. He said he strategically opted to get fresh looks at center field to try and spark something when freshman midfielder Jake Withers was struggling early.“You know, it’s a big part of the game. Air Force executed the faceoff and ultimately had a lot of possession time because of it,” Myers said. “Jake’s a freshman who’s done a great job all year for us. You know, some nights just aren’t your night. He was having a hard time getting a good piece of the ball so we went to a second or third option to see if we could make it a little bit more of a, at least a 50-50.”In a tight first quarter, OSU settled in and capitalized on opportunities made available to it.Perhaps an unlikely candidate in sophomore defenseman Robby Haus was the one to finally establish some offensive momentum for the Buckeyes.By scooping a ground ball in transition and sending a shot on goal at Air Force goalkeeper Brett Dadiego, Haus seemed to focus his team, as junior midfielder Jesse King converted moments later after a Falcons turnover.Senior midfielder Michael Italiano generated another turnover soon after and scored quickly to give the Buckeyes the 2-1 lead.Air Force enjoyed two more stints of dominance, however, by holding OSU scoreless for 12 minutes twice, once during the second quarter and again in the third.The third quarter is what proved to be the real dagger for OSU, though, as the Falcons scored five goals during the Buckeye scoring drought.“Hats off to them, they had a great game. Their attack was planned well. Crampton, I know, had a great game,” senior goalie Scott Spencer said, referencing Air Force senior attackman and ECAC Offensive Player of the Year Mike Crampton’s five-goal game.“Going into the fourth quarter, (we were) just trying to continue to stay the course and try to pull up stops, get a stop and kind of move the ball back to the offense. That’s really the only thing we were focusing on,” Spencer said.Meurer said this Air Force team looked different to the one OSU faced April 19 – when the Buckeyes won, 8-6.“At the beginning of the game, they were running a new set and I think it took us a little bit too long to adjust, you know, we weren’t establishing a hot guy quick enough. It definitely hurt us at the beginning there,” Meurer said. “I think we eventually adjusted to it but they played faster than us on the offensive end. Give them credit.”On the game, Air Force outgunned OSU in almost every statistical category, as they took more shots on goal, made more saves in goal and procured more ground balls.Perhaps most importantly of all, though, Air Force scored twice out of three extra-man opportunities while OSU came up 0-4.King finished the game with a hat trick and Falcon junior attackman Keith Dreyer scored one goal and tallied four assists.With the loss, the Buckeyes miss an opportunity to compete in Saturday’s championship game to try to secure a return trip to the NCAA tournament. OSU lost in the quarterfinals of the 2013 tournament to Cornell.OSU is set to compete alongside Michigan again next year, as 2015 marks the Big Ten’s inaugural year of sponsoring lacrosse.Correction: A prior version of this story stated OSU’s men’s lacrosse team is a member of the East Coast Athletic Conference. In fact, the team is a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference. read more

Bahamas Minister of Labour Meets with the Banks

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 20, 2017 – Nassau – The Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes met with the Chairman of the Clearing Banks Association, Mr. Ian Jennings and representatives of the six Clearing Banks in The Bahamas including RBC Finco, Scotiabank, Fidelity Bank, Commonwealth Bank, Bank of The Bahamas and CIBC First Caribbean Bank on Thursday, 19 October, 2017 at the Ministry of Labour on Shirley and Charlotte Streets.   Also in attendance were The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation, the Trade Union Congress and the National Congress of Trade Unions, the Prices Commission, the Consumer Protection Commission and The Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality Services.Minister Foulkes also met with the Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas, Mr. John Rolle in a separate meeting.   Minister Foulkes and the banks had frank and open discussions on the recent increases in banking services.   He said that he understood the challenges of the banks and also appreciate the concerns of consumers.Going forward the group all agreed to establish a working committee to discuss such issues.Photo caption:  Pictured is the Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes, second right, and Cecilia Strachan, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour, at right, listening to Nathanial Beneby of RBC Finco at left as other attendees are pictured in the background.Press Release: Ministry of Labour Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more