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Double joy as Donegal woman wins €40,000 after welcoming new baby

first_imgThere were double celebrations for a lucky family in Donegal who won €40,000 on Winning Streak, just four weeks after they welcomed a new baby boy.Louise Mills, who is from Malin and lives in Culdaff, scooped a cool €40,000 on the RTE gameshow last Saturday night. The cash windfall couldn’t have come at a better time for the family, as their newest arrival meant they needed a bigger car! Louise and her husband Raymond have four boys and it was celebrations all round when her name was chosen for last weekend’s Winning Streak.Louise was feeding her four week old last week while watching Winning Streak on TV when she had to pause the show. Her phone then rang and it was her mum, Eileen, who was frantic and screaming down the phone. Louise thought something was wrong and waited for Eileen to compose herself and then she told her daughter she was going to be on Winning Streak. Louise quickly hung up the phone and fast forwarded the show to the point where Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy were drawing the players for next week and heard her name be called out!Louise had a big support team of family in the RTE studio last Saturday to cheer her on as she played the gameshow and successfully bagged a €40,000 prize. The winning ticket was bought from An Post, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal.Sinead Kennedy Winning Streak co-host; Ronan Leech, The National Lottery; Louise Mills, the winning player and Marty Whelan, Winning Streak Game Show co-host. Pic. Justin Mac Innes/ Mac Innes PhotographyDouble joy as Donegal woman wins €40,000 after welcoming new baby was last modified: November 20th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Winning Streaklast_img read more

Tigers take care of business

first_imgHunter Santsche had 18 points, Jayden George added 15 more and the Arcata Tigers rolled to an 80-60 win over Hoopa Valley on day two of the Logger Classic, Friday afternoon at Jay Willard Gymnasium.“Tonight we shot better and I thought we exited better than we had in previous games,” Arcata head coach Dusty Scofield said. “It’s a win and we’ll take it.”With Friday’s win Arcata (3-5) advances to today’s consolation championship against Sutter (2-5) at 11:30 a.m.Friday’s game will go down as a …last_img

R500m boost for SA parks

first_img8 June 2007South African National Parks (SANParks) has been allocated R574.9-million to develop infrastructure and improve facilities in the country’s nature reserves for the 2010 Fifa World Cup and beyond.“Coupled with the R600-million that is being spent on the infrastructure component of the Expanded Public Works Programme, total expenditure on upgrading, as well as new rest camps, tourism roads, fences and other infrastructure, will have exceeded R1-billion by 2010,” Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk told Parliament this week. , during the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism’s (Deat) budget vote this week.Delivering his department’s budget vote in Cape Town, Van Schalkwyk said SANParks had signed an agreement with Fifa accommodation and ticketing company Match to offer football fans a truly unique experience during the World Cup.“In the event that SANParks is called on to provide more accommodation units than are currently available in its inventory, the organisation has made provisions to erect, at short notice, tented accommodation to meet any demands that may be placed on the facilities,” the minister said.“Provision of services in national parks throughout the 2010 World Cup tournament will occur with very minimal disruption to domestic visitors, who remain the organisation’s backbone.”Trans-frontier tourismVan Schalkwyk said that in June 2005, eight Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states had adopted a strategy to promote trans-frontier conservation areas (TFCAs) and trans-frontier parks (TFPs) as premier international tourism attractions for 2010 and beyond.“We therefore plan, before the end of the year, to hold at least two investor conferences, one in South Africa and one in Europe, to attract investment into major tourist facilities within the TFCAs,” he said.South Africa’s tourism industry has continued to improve, with almost 8.4-million international arrivals in 2006 – an increase of more than one million visitors compared to the previous year.Open Africa RouteVan Schalkwyk said his department was currently funding the Open Africa Route initiative, in order to achieve the revenue, seasonality, distribution, length of stay and transformation requirements of the South African tourism industry.He said the development of these routes would focus on the packaging of “second economy” products into tourism experiences. Twenty-three existing routes are being revised to include second economy operators, and three new routes are being developed.“We are providing a comprehensive range of support measures to ensure that the second-economy operators are well equipped to meet the high expectations of both local and international travellers,” he said.In addition, just over 2 000 small operators will be trained on tourism awareness, while over 800 will be trained in business management, human resource management, financial management and marketing.Van Schalkwyk added that the department would launch a tourism safety and awareness strategy, involving “pro-active measures as well as support measures where incidents have occurred”, in September.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Superb cockpit video

first_imgWe continue our series of superb videos from Captain David Rodrigo, who flies with Avianca Brazil, that take you into the cockpit of an Airbus A320 as never before.The videos are shot using a Go Pro Hero3.You will see landing and take-offs from the cockpit and a number of South American cities including Rio. To see more videos by Captain Rodrigo go here: http://www.youtube.com/user/rodrigodavi?feature=watchlast_img

No pigweed left behind: Keeping Palmer amaranth and waterhemp at bay

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Mark Loux, Ohio State University Extension herbicide specialistThe majority of our problems with weed management in corn and soybeans in Ohio now arise from five weeds — giant and common ragweed, marestail, waterhemp, and Palmer amaranth.These five weeds have found a niche in our production systems through a combination of characteristics, including adaptation to various tillage systems, rapid growth, prolific seed production, tendency to rapidly develop herbicide resistance, germination over a large part of the growing season, and tolerance to even effective herbicides unless small. They are not all equally difficult to control. Do a couple things right and marestail becomes much easier to manage, while Palmer amaranth can require effective implementation of every chemical and non-chemical tool available.Waterhemp and Palmer amaranth, members of the pigweed family, are relative newcomers here, but ultimately have the most potential to increase the complexity and cost of herbicide programs, and reduce profitability. We still know more or less where all of the Palmer populations are in the state, and new infestations seem to come from introductions from outside the state — feed, CREP and pollinator seed, used equipment. Waterhemp has become fairly widespread over the past couple years, and there is now plenty of opportunity for it to move with combines and other equipment, animals, and water. In our conversations with growers, consultants, and agronomists around the state, the general opinion seems to be that waterhemp is poised to take off in both number of fields infested and how severe the infestations are. Here are some things we know about waterhemp and Palmer amaranth. They produce plenty of seed — easily a few hundred thousand, to over a million in the case of a season-long Palmer amaranth plant. Marestail tops out at about 200,000, and giant ragweed is a few orders of magnitude lower. Letting a few plants go to seed can substantially affect the future of weed control in a field.They come at you for a long time. Waterhemp emerges well into mid-summer, not unlike our giant ragweed populations. Palmer amaranth emerges all season. Pull aside the soybean canopy in late August in a Palmer-infested field, and there can be small Palmer plants just waiting for some sunlight to produce seed before the first frost. We have seen it go to seed after harvest of silage corn. South of us, this ability has resulted in a need to apply paraquat after corn grain harvest to prevent regrowth and seed.They will develop resistance to any postemergence herbicide used repeatedly against them. Count on it. There are now waterhemp populations with resistance to six different herbicide sites of action. We are starting to battle waterhemp relatively late compared to areas to the west of us, but we already have populations with three-way resistance — ALS, glyphosate, and PPO (sites 2, 9, 14) — in the areas where it first became a problem. Where the same postemergence herbicide is used in soybeans, expect it to last no more than three soybean crops, even with years of corn in between. Diversification of herbicide programs is essential, including rotation and mixing of sites of action.They require complex herbicide programs that should be altered from year to year. Residual herbicide at planting, more residual in the first postemergence application, and effective postemergence herbicides applied when the weeds are small — less than 3 inches for Palmer, and only slightly bigger for waterhemp. Choosing an effective postemergence herbicide means knowing what options still work, or what types of resistance are already present in the field.We won’t beat Palmer amaranth and waterhemp with herbicides alone. There is too much seed and too high a propensity to develop resistance. Keeping them controlled requires a combination of steps to prevent their initial introduction and if that fails, steps must be taken to prevent them from producing seed. Weed scientists dealing with both weeds far longer than us at OSU have concluded that we need to have a zero tolerance for seed production. It’s the only way to keep populations from increasing and to preserve the utility of of the herbicides that still work.Some growers and agronomists we have met seem to be of the opinion that it’s a forgone conclusion that within a few years the entire state is going to be infested with waterhemp and Palmer amaranth, regardless of our efforts to prevent it. We do not agree with this. Neither weed is that widespread yet and with some extra effort, we think it’s possible to keep them out of your operation. Or if an infestation starts, we think we can take steps to keep it limited in scope and eventually eradicate it. There is an Achilles heel for these two weeds. They have a soil seed life of usually less than four years, which makes it possible to drive populations way down over a short time period with effective management.In the end, weed management is really all about the seed — how much was produced, how does it move, where did it go, how long does it last. The reality here is that although due diligence will be needed essentially forever, we think we have one big chance right now to curtail new infestations of both weeds. This means understanding that we cannot let waterhemp and Palmer amaranth go to seed — period. This is the start of our “No pigweed left behind” campaign, which will be an all out effort by the OSU Agronomic Crops team to get this message out. So you will hear from us all winter about this and into the next several years as we try to get everyone up to speed. You can help us get started by picking up one of our “No pigweed left behind” car magnets at Farm Science Review.It’s show time folks.last_img read more

10 months agoSolskjaer warns Man Utd squad: I can lay down law

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer warns Man Utd squad: I can lay down lawby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he’ll have no problem “laying down the law” with the players.Solskjaer was quizzed yesterday about how he can get Paul Pogba back on the rails.”Maybe I should get the hairdryer out of my pocket,” said Solskjaer.”I’ve got a haridryer – when my hair needs lifting I use it on myself – but I’m also not afraid of, if you like, laying down the law.”You know with your kids, when they disappoint you, you tell them off, you don’t give them some chocolate do you?”So you treat players similar to how you treat your kids, really, because you want the best for them, you want to guide them, your want to help them.”But if I get disappointed? Ask Noah, or Karna or Elijah [Solskjaer’s children] or some of the players I had at Molde.”Once in a while you really have to tell them the standards we’ve got.” last_img read more

Video: Ohio State’s Joey Bosa Has Some Wonderfully Simple Trash Talk For Jim Harbaugh

first_imgJoey Bosa walking off the field after an Ohio State football game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Defensive lineman Joey Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts as he walks off the field after defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 44-28 in the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh has done a great job in his very brief tenure at Michigan, going 10-3 in his first season, and inking a Top 10 class—and a No. 1 recruit—in his first full recruiting cycle this week. The next step, however, is a little more tricky. Harbaugh needs to beat Ohio State, and this year, his Wolverines weren’t even close.FOX Sports’ The Buzzer caught up with Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa on Friday and asked if he had any words for the Michigan head coach. He only had one, and it is pretty perfect: “sorry.”Michigan’s first year under Harbaugh went about as well as could be expected, but a 42-13 loss to OSU has to stick in the craw of Wolverine fans. Luckily, next year Bosa won’t be there to push their offensive linemen around.[Eleven Warriors]last_img read more

Government Making it Easier for Persons to Take Advantage of Assets – PM Holness

first_img Speaking at the Official Opening of Spanish Court Hotel in Montego Bay on Sunday, January 27, the Prime Minister underscored that the Government is moving to make it easier for persons to add a greater level of certainty to the economic environment. Story Highlights “In the coming months, the Government will intensify its policy of full asset utilization. We will be looking at all the assets in the government’ portfolio and through a process that is competitive and transparent we will be making them available to the private sector, to persons who demonstrate the drive, the interest, the entrepreneurship, persons who are risk takers, to take these assets and make something of them for the people of Jamaica,” said Prime Minister Holness. Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that the Government will intensify its policy of full asset utilization. Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that the Government will intensify its policy of full asset utilization.Speaking at the Official Opening of Spanish Court Hotel in Montego Bay on Sunday, January 27, the Prime Minister underscored that the Government is moving to make it easier for persons to add a greater level of certainty to the economic environment.“In the coming months, the Government will intensify its policy of full asset utilization. We will be looking at all the assets in the government’ portfolio and through a process that is competitive and transparent we will be making them available to the private sector, to persons who demonstrate the drive, the interest, the entrepreneurship, persons who are risk takers, to take these assets and make something of them for the people of Jamaica,” said Prime Minister Holness.In that regard, the Prime Minister reiterated that the Government, “will continue to create the environment in which our entrepreneurs can step up to the plate and play their part in creating the economic growth and prosperity which we all desire.”The Prime Minister further stated that the process will be done through divestment, corporatization and public-private partnerships with some assets being listed on the local stock market.In the meantime, the Prime Minister said there is a need for greater connectivity in the tourism sector. According to Prime Minister Holness, the benefits of tourism must be shared with the people.“If you take away the block and steel, it is the people, it is the culture, it is our music, it is our language, it is our dance, It is all of that put together to form a package that distinguishes us from the rest of the world that makes people want to come here and enjoy. So, the industry must take an instrumental approach to ensuring that the benefits are shared; buy more Jamaican, employ more Jamaican entertainers, put them in your package, make people see them because that is what is going to create the value for your product. We must find ways to make tourism inclusive and beneficial to all the people of Jamaica,” stated Prime Minister Holness.The 120-room S Hotel (Spanish Court) is located on the Gloucester Avenue in the tourist centre of Montego Bay, St. James. The Prime Minister described the opening of the hotel as “another significant investment and is part of the renaissance of the hip strip.”last_img read more

Registered Farmers to Get Assistance

first_img Registered farmers who were affected by heavy rains between May 4 and 7 will receive assistance through funds allocated to Members of Parliament. Registered farmers who were affected by heavy rains between May 4 and 7 will receive assistance through funds allocated to Members of Parliament.Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, informed the House today (May 15) that through collaboration with the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), “each rural constituency will be given $1 million, while urban constituencies will receive $600,000”.It is reported that 1,192 farmers were affected during the period of rainfall, with losses estimated at $76 million.The Minister also committed the provision of chemicals, particularly to farmers of Irish potatoes, to help “stave off the leaf blight disease that has arisen”“We are particularly sensitive to the onset of fungal and bacterial diseases, especially in relation to Irish potatoes that the country has made steady progress in producing, with over 90 per cent self-sufficiency last year,” he said.Mr. Shaw reported that during the period of rainfall, 10 parishes were affected by landslides and flooding, including St. Andrew, Clarendon, St. Ann, St. Catherine, St. Thomas, St. Elizabeth, Manchester and Westmoreland.The Minister said that the damage was not as devastating as the $800-million loss during the same period last year, or even the $300 million in losses that were incurred in November and December 2017. Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, informed the House today (May 15) that through collaboration with the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), “each rural constituency will be given $1 million, while urban constituencies will receive $600,000”. The Minister also committed the provision of chemicals, particularly to farmers of Irish potatoes, to help “stave off the leaf blight disease that has arisen” Story Highlightslast_img read more