first_imgA teenager who appeared before Letterkenny District Court is to be allowed to go to a Halloween Ball after a Judge relaxed his curfew hours.Solicitor Patsy GallagherThe 16 year old, who cannot be named, appeared before the court on a public order charge. Gardai asked the court to order the man to observe a curfew between the hours of 8am and 8pm each day and to sign on at Letterkenny Garda Station twice a week.However Judge Paul Kelly agreed to give the youth an extra hour until 9pm each evening.The youth then asked if he could be allowed to extend the curfew until 10pm but this was refused.Through his solicitor, Mr Patsy Gallagher, the teen then asked of he would be allowed to go to a Halloween Ball this Friday night at the Golden Grill Nightclub in Letterkenny.Judge Kelly considered the request and was told the event finished at midnight.He agreed to allow the teenager to go to the party but told him the curfew was only extended until 12.30am for the night.Judge Kelly said he was sure there would be Gardai in the area that night keeping an eye on proceedings.Garda Inspector David Kelly said they were aware of the defendant’s address and could always send a car around to his house at 12.30am to ensure he was home.JUDGE RELAXES CURFEW TO ALLOW TEEN TO GO TO HALLOWEEN PARTY was last modified: October 20th, 2014 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:donegalGardaiHalloween BallLetterkenny CourtPatsy Gallagheryouthlast_img read more

Top class students fly the flag for Donegal at Hibernia College graduations

first_imgDonegal was well-represented by student teachers graduating from Hibernia College last Friday.Louise McCloskey, Tutor, Grace McCarron, and Aoife McCallion from Inishowen were amongst the 750 graduates who qualified in Primary or Post-Primary teaching.The conferring ceremony took place at Dublin’s Convention Centre, during which, the 10,000th graduate from the College was also conferred. The event was a proud occasion for graduands, friends and family.Louise McCloskey, Tutor Grace McCarron, and Aoife McCallion from InishowenPhoto Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography.Top class students fly the flag for Donegal at Hibernia College graduations was last modified: December 4th, 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:Hibernia Collegelast_img read more

Final H-DN League meet provides tune-up for County Prelims

first_imgFortuna >> Typically one would never schedule a league meet in the same week as the county prelims, but this season has been anything but typical.Prep track and field athletes from across Humboldt-Del Norte League schools competed in the league’s fourth meet of the season a mere five days before the all-important County Prelims meet on Saturday in Crescent City — not by choice, but necessity as wet weather caused the meet to be postponed earlier this season.“We have some people doing things …last_img read more

Anthony Wayne FFA member receives $1000 grant

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Anthony Wayne FFA member Maggie Burkett recently received a $1000 grant from the National FFA Organization for her supervised agricultural experience (SAE).In her SAE, Maggie uses the manure from two horses she owns and composts it. The manure composts in large pallets that are 5’ tall and 4’ wide during the winter. When the manure is finished composting, Maggie packs it into 10 pound bags and sells them for $2 each in the spring. She has multiple customers who have requested that she continues this business because they like using the natural fertilizer for their gardens.She began this SAE in the winter of 2015, which was when she began taking an agriculture course at Anthony Wayne High School. With the grant that she received, Maggie plans to purchase a Stall Butler. This will help her to separate the manure more efficiently than she can by hand, make it more organic, and expand her business throughout her years in FFA.Maggie said “I am super grateful for the CCOF Foundation for choosing to give me a grant to expand my SAE! The idea to start this came when my dad had told me that the City of Toledo would no longer be allowing anyone to dump manure on the frozen ground, so we started to compost it! My favorite part of this entire project is the feedback I get from my customers. ”last_img read more

Low price concerns looming for corn and soybeans

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Doug Tenney, Leist MercantileIt’s hard to fathom spring planting season is just around the corner, particularly when last fall’s wet weather pattern looks to continue through spring. Many had expected to see some price rally for corn, easing their decision toward more corn acres. Crop budgets remain very tight with many seeing negative profits for corn and soybeans. Troublesome to those budgets are soybeans losing more per acre than corn in spite of corn input costs exceeding those for soybeans.Last year the United States planted 89 million acres to both corn and soybeans. This year corn acres could likely climb to at least 92 million acres. Soybean acres could decline at least 3 million acres. Therein remains a huge problem. The soybean acres decline is likely way too small, with soybean ending stocks of 925 million bushels. We will be gain much more clarity (be much smarter) with the release of the March 29 USDA Planting Intentions Report.U.S./China trade talks and weather dominated the news for January and into mid-February. As you read this column, any trade talk deal and or extension should be more clearly defined compared to just two weeks ago. Many had expected a trade deal to be accomplished by March 1, which would have clearly defined the dollar amount of U.S. agricultural goods China would have been purchasing. In addition, other expectations had the huge structural issue of intellectual property rights and technology, decades in the making, kicked down the road, to be concluded later this year.Producer frustration is evident with large amounts of 2018 corn still sitting unsold in farm bins. Rising fertilizer prices from last fall continue into the new year. Cash rents paid to land owners have not fallen in relation to declining corn and soybeans prices, which peaked in 2012. In many cases land rents have even increased in recent years. If producers opt not to rent various tracts of land for one reason or another, competition remains fierce and has often resulted in bidding wars.The Grain Export Sales report on Feb. 14 was actually the sales report for the week ending Jan. 3, 2019, delayed for over 30 days due to the government shutdown. That report had negative soybean sales of 22.5 million bushels. The negative sales resulted as China purchases and sales of nearly 39 million bushels to unknown destinations (often China), being cancelled. Traders moved to the sidelines, bringing about selling pressure lasting for hours. The result was a decline of 13 cents for the day. The reality was confusion, when piecing together the early January cancellations by China of nearly 39 million bushels were then followed by China purchasing five million tons or 183 million bushels of soybeans late in January. Confusion to traders often translates into “get me out.”Those producers who had not yet signed up for the Market Facilitation Program by late December 2018 had to wait for the government to reopen in January 2019. The deadline was extended until Feb. 14 with producer certification of actual 2018 soybean production to be completed by April 30, 2019. Ohio as well as other Midwestern states have soybeans still out in the fields to be harvested. When the weekly crop reports ended for the 2018 growing season just after Thanksgiving, there were nearly 5 million acres of U.S. soybeans yet to be harvested. It remains to be seen how many missed the $1.65 soybean payment per bushel.The crop insurance deadline for Ohio corn and soybean MPCI coverage is March 15. Plan ahead to meet with your agent to discuss coverages or make any changes.Be mindful there exists a tremendous amount of bearish market sentiment for the first two months of 2019. Already, we are hearing that this fall’s CBOT soybeans could reach $8 and CBOT corn $3.20. Unexpected price rallies can result from demand appearing out of nowhere and/or huge weather issues.On a more hopeful note, we can always think the groundhog got it right.last_img read more

An open letter

first_imgAn open letter to the muggles in my life,You’ve seen what a geocaching addiction can become and what it entails. You’ve been patient, understanding, and kind about my excessive habits. You’ve showed up time and time again and never showed judgement. I’ll admit, my addiction for geocaching has gotten worse over time. It’s time I publicly thank you.You make an excellent look out to spot nearby muggles. I know this makes you feel uncomfortable but your help has been invaluable.Thank you for not rolling your eyes every time I take a detour to find a cache. Even when that detour ends up being an hour outside of our way and ends with a DNF!Thank you for all the times you’ve helped me search for a geocache. You’ve made countless accidental finds that I would have never spotted without you!Thank you for faking interest in my trackables. I know my “collection” of coins and tags is less than impressive to you.Thank you for not getting mad when I have to leave mid conversation to have a chance at an FTF. You understand that it’s worth all of the glory.Thank you for coming with me to geocaching events. I know it brings you relief to know that I am not the only one like this.Thank you for letting me plan my vacations or trips around geocaching. We would have never seen that view if we didn’t detour for an hour and then hike for 5 miles!Thank you for all the support to achieve my geocaching goals. Completing my Fizzy Grid multiple times may look crazy to some, but you understand that there shouldn’t be limitations to my goals!Thank you for not asking me what a Pocket Query is.Thank you for understanding that TOTTs come in many different forms (and price points). My kayak, ladder, and UV light have come in handy more than once.Love,A hopelessly addicted geocacherShare with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGuest blog from The Geocaching Junkie: Four reasons to make a muggle your valentineFebruary 14, 2017In “Community”An Achiever’s Reflection on the 7 Souvenirs of AugustAugust 27, 2014In “7 Souvenirs of August”This parking lot is weird. — Cadillac Ranch Cars (GC4K7Y3) — Geocache of the WeekSeptember 3, 2014In “Community”last_img read more

Jimmy Wales Joins Open Textbook Organization

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… dana oshiro Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Wikipedia and Wikia co-founder Jimmy Wales has just joined the advisory board of CK-12 Foundation – a nonprofit organization that provides standards-aligned online textbooks to kindergarten to grade 12 students. One key element of the organization includes offering “FlexBooks” – a product that allows educators and students to create and edit their own open-content teaching materials. Users can add chapters to existing texts or create completely new material using the Flexr tool. Some key benefits over traditional textbooks include: wider distribution, lower costs, teacher recommendations and customizable texts. The latter is particularly significant as educators can adapt textbooks to ensure they are timely, aligned to state standards and culturally appropriate. Additionally, educators can even adapt texts to set students on independent learning programs with ease. This is especially important for those educators who work with gifted students and students with developmental disabilities. In addition to Wales, other CK-12 advisory board members include CEO of Sun Microsystems Vinod Khosla, CTO of JotSpot Graham Spencer and founding principal of the High Tech High charter school program, Larry Rosenstock. Tags:#E-Books#E-Learning#web CK-12 intends to make use of the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license. Meanwhile, Wales’ other open textbook project, Wikibooks, is licensed as GNU Free Documentation. Both licenses ensure that the book content is free to be copied, redistributed and modified for either commercial or non-commercial use with the only major stipulation being that author’s receive attribution. Wikibooks currently has over 38,602 volunteer edited pages with subject matter in natural sciences, computing, humanities and social sciences. The project already includes books from at least 15 different languages. According to CK-12, the difference between Wikipedia and CK-12 is that the organization “specifically focuses on K-12 standards-based content centered around the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects vs. serving as an encyclopedia of knowledge…CK-12 offers materials such as lesson objectives, vocabulary, and Q & A – similar to those found in textbooks.” However, the group does not address comparisons with Wikibooks. At this early stage with CK-12, the key difference between Wikibooks and CK-12 appears to be that the latter organization envisions one day supplying printed textbooks via an on-demand press similar to Lulu or Blurb. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Video Tutorial: Creative Video and Photo Ideas Using Fireworks

first_imgIn this video tutorial, check out some creative video production and photography ideas for your next project — inspired by fireworks!In this tutorial, we’re going to look at some fun photo and video ideas you can try out using fireworks. (Obviously, safety is the top priority, so please be smart and safe when attempting any of these project ideas.)You’ll learn how to create some amazing bokeh backgrounds (on the cheap), as well as smoke atmospheres and backgrounds. We’ll also explore some examples of long-exposure photos with fireworks and sparklers — and some creative firework sound design use cases.The following key points can help you when you’re working with fireworks in your creative projects:Use a telephoto lens for close-ups, which also allows you to film from a safe distance.Experiment with different frame rates and shutter speeds for different results.Look for “Emits Showers of Sparks” on warning labels to identify fountain fireworks.Use metal sparklers for more consistent sparkling on long-exposure photos.Have one person manage the fireworks while another person manages the camera gear.Always check your local laws before using fireworks at any location. Looking for more film and video production tutorials? Check these out.3 Visual Effects You Can Create with a Whip Pan TransitionVideo Tutorial: Top 10 After Effects Mistakes To AvoidMake Your Titles And Graphics Pop with This Advanced Glow EffectCreate a Responsive Infographic in After EffectsVideo Tutorial: Which Microphone Should You Use?last_img read more

How will supply help when there is no demand, says former Bengal FM

first_imgVeteran CPI(M) leader Asim Dasgupta, who served as West Bengal’s Finance Minister for nearly quarter of a century, has said that the Centre should work together with the States in combating the economic slowdown.“The current economic slowdown has resulted from the fall in the purchasing power of the common people,” said Mr. Dasgupta, who served as the State’s Finance Minister from 1987 to 2011.“What the government needs to work on is improving the demand and not supply. The measures taken by it in the recent times, such as announcing a corporate tax relief of ₹1.45 lakh crore, are aimed at improving supply. How will more supply help when there is no demand?” he said.Mr. Dasgupta, who was instrumental in initiating land reforms in Bengal, suggested a series of measures the Centre could undertake to increase demand. One of them is land reforms (fixing a ceiling on the amount of land that can be held by an individual and distributing the excess land to the landless) because smaller lands, according to him, are better utilised. He also called for a hike in the fair price charged by farmers.Irrigation sectorAmong the things that are immediately “doable”, he said, is an allocation of an additional ₹10,000 crore to the irrigation sector (to the current ₹9,900 crore); a 10% hike on the food subsidy of ₹1.7 lakh crore; pumping in another ₹40,000 crore to MNREGA (current budget ₹60,000 crore), and spending ₹15,000 crore on an MNREGA-type programme for the urban population.“These measures, if you do the maths, will cost about ₹1 lakh crore. Where will this money come from? It can come from the ₹1.45 lakh crore that has been set aside as corporate tax relief,” Mr. Dasgupta said.last_img read more