Taylor to host hockey skating seminar

first_imgWith the upcoming hockey season quickly approaching, players will have the opportunity to sharpen up their skating skills.Taking place from September 12-28, the Peace Passage Skating Club will be putting on Can Power Skate, a three week skating seminar designed to improve one’s skating abilities. The program requires skaters to wear full hockey equipment.- Advertisement -The program will run Monday and Wednesdays from 6:30-7:15 at the Taylor District Ice Centre. Registration begins Wednesday, September 7 from 4-6 p.m. at the Taylor District Ice Centre.The program costs $155 per participant and anyone interested in taking place must be second year pre-novice or Level four CanSkate.Space is limited for the program. To register, contact Sandra Bueckert at 250-789-2289.last_img read more

THANK YOU! DONEGALDAILY.COM SMASHES 1.5 MILLION PAGE VIEWS BARRIER!

first_imgDONEGALDAILY.COM has smashed another incredible record – thanks to you, our readers.The county’s No1 source for news had more than 1.5 MILLION Page Views in January as more and more people enjoy getting the very latest news and sport at their fingertips.In fact 1,523,551 pages were viewed by more than 177,000 unique users last month, according to Google, the internet giant which monitors our site. Our readers have increased by more than 25% since the start of November, said Google.Up to 30,000 people log onto Donegal’s biggest news source each day, the statistics show.Statistics from our own dedicated servers show an incredible 13 million hits on the site in the past four weeks.Said Editor Stephen Maguire: “Our site is there to serve the people of Co Donegal and people from Co Donegal around the world and it is certainly doing that. “We try our best to reflect what’s happening in the county when it’s happening. Our readers are loyal supporters and we are very grateful to them.“As the site has grown, so has our coverage of every aspect of community life in the county. We would encourage everyone to keep getting in touch, whether it’s to highlight as issue or community or sporting event, of just to let other readers know about an issue.“Today I want to say 1.5 million ‘thank yous’ to our readers.”Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily THANK YOU! DONEGALDAILY.COM SMASHES 1.5 MILLION PAGE VIEWS BARRIER! was last modified: February 1st, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:1.5 million page views per monthdonegaldaily.comnew recordlast_img read more

GOLF NEWS: NOEL QUIGLEY IN FINE FORM AT BALLYLIFFIN

first_imgBallyliffin Golf Results:Monday Open 6 April 20151st Noel Quigley (7) 42pts 2nd Paul Ferguson (11) 39pts3rd Mervyn Baird (14) 38pts4th Ben Glover (8) 38pts Gross: Francis Dillon (7) 30ptsCSS: 71Sunday Confined 5 April 20151st Eamonn Sweeney (19) 44pts2nd Robert McCool (15) 42pts3rd Shaun Grant (14) 41pts 4th John O’Brien (17) 41ptsGross: Brendan Devlin (1) 37ptsCSS: 70Saturday Open 4 April 2015 1st Sean Harley (22) 40pts2nd Martin A Gallagher (6) 39pts3rd Michael Deeney (17) 39pts4th Danny McCarron (18) 38ptsGross: May Thallon (3) 35ptsCSS 72Friday Open 3 April 20151st Brendan Devlin (1) 37pts2nd Padriac Conneely (23) 36pts3rd May Thallon (3) 35ptsCSS: 74Ladies5 April 2015 Confined 9 Holes0-181st Marie Gough 17pts OBOT2nd Ann Friel 17pts19-281st Maire Mullan 22pts2nd Sadie Grant (N) 18pts29-361st Geraldine McLaughlin 19pts2nd Rita McCrossan 18ptsForthcoming Events & FixturesSaturday 11th April Open Competition on Glashedy LinksSunday 12th April Confined competition on The Old LinksEntries are now being taking for the Donegal Links Classic (25, 26 & 27 May 2015).& The Great North Links Challenge (7, 8 & 9 October 2015). Call 0749376119.Check fixtures on www.ballyliffingolfclub.com for our wide range of events over the coming monthsBallyliffin PRO-AM July 24th-26th 2015We are delighted to confirm that the winners will also get a trip to Quinta Do Lago in Portugal staying at the 5* Conrad Hotel with 3 rounds of golf at Quinta Do Lago.Saturday 16th Scratch Cup on The Old Links. To enter contact 0749376119GOLF NEWS: NOEL QUIGLEY IN FINE FORM AT BALLYLIFFIN was last modified: April 7th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BallyliffingolfNoticesSportlast_img read more

Man United announce latest star signing with another ‘cringe’ piano video

first_imgFred the Red when he sees Fred the Red pic.twitter.com/82yTM3Zb50— Imaad Davies (@Imaad_Davies) June 21, 2018 They went there. they totally went there.Ever since Brazilian midfielder Fred was linked with Manchester United, supporters began speculating how the club would announce his arrival – especially since he shares his name with a certain lovable Red Devil.United have been… creative… with their recent big signings on social media.It started with Paul Pogba‘s weird Adidas-sponsored dance video with Stormzy, and hit an awkward low when Alexis Sanchez tickled the ivories to the tune of ‘Glory, Glory Man United’.Since #POGBACK, teams around the world have followed suit in creating some downright bizarre new signing videos.United decided to stick with tradition for when Fred’s Old Trafford arrival was finally announced on Thursday – fair to say it was a bit hit-and-miss with fans.See Man United’s (actually quite good) Fred video, plus fan reaction, below… Beautiful— Sean (@ElJamesR10) June 21, 2018 United seem to have a weird fetish for pianos atm, maybe it was sanchez in the suit playing the piano— Connor Pink (@legendslayer98) June 21, 2018 Now drum Fc— Suraj karanje (@surajkaranje) June 21, 2018center_img Was @Alexis_Sanchez under that Fred costume to play the piano?— Dominic120594 (@Dominic120594) June 21, 2018 Ladies and gentlemen: we have an announcement to make…#BemVindoFred #MUFC pic.twitter.com/XG4suufEMu— Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 21, 2018 NO not the piano ffs— (@FutbolTrafford) June 21, 2018last_img read more

Warriors overcome first half deficit to win Western Conference finals

first_imgStephen Curry throws down a lay up in game seven of the Western Conference finals (Photos by Agencies)NBA Western Conference playoffsHuston Rockets 92-101 Golden State WarriorsToyota Center, HustonWednesday, 29-05-2018Warriors win series 4-3Golden State Warriors produced a stunning second half display to overturn a 15 point deficit and win 101-92 at the Toyota Center in Huston.Trailing 54-43 at halftime, Golden State looked dead. But Stephen Curry exploded for 14 of his 27 points in the third quarter, helping Golden State to a 33-15 advantage in the period that saw the Warriors flip an 11-point deficit into a seven-point advantage, a lead the Warriors wouldn’t relinquish thanks in part to Kevin Durant scoring 11 of his game-high 34  points in the fourth.Golden State played better in the second half, but it was helped by the Rockets attempting to break the backboards at Toyota Center.Houston finished the game 7 for 44 from three-point range, including a remarkable stretch of 27 missed three-pointers in a row.  The Rockets made exactly one of their final 30 three-points attempts for the game.Stephen Curry (left) dribbles past James Harden (right) in game seven of the Western ConferenceJames Harden was gassed trying to pull off a solo scoring act with Paul on the bench. Harden managed a team unmatched 32 points on the night with Eric Gordon 23 and Clint Capela 20.The Warriors looked done and dusted but Stephen Curry, who is still the only player to make seven 3-pointers in a Game 7 in NBA Playoff history, scored 19 points in the second half, with 14 coming in a third quarter the Warriors won 33-15 that sparked Golden State to the win.“Basketball is a 48-minute game and no matter how badly we played, how many shots we missed, there’s always time to turn it around, said Curry after the game.“The second half was unbelievable.We’re happy to be back in the finals.“This is a situation we’ve never been in before: to win a game seven on the road and keep our composure for the whole series, Curry added.“All those hurdles and obstacles, we got over them, so it’s an unbelievable feeling.Winning a championship is hard so this is a testament to that.Curry scored 27 points for Warriors on the night, securing a 4-3 series victory having won the last two games.Golden State Warriors will play Cleveland Cavaliers who defeated Boston Celtics 4-3 in the Eastern Conference finals, in the NBA finals for the fourth successive year.The Warriors won in 2015 and 2017, while the Cavs claimed the 2016 title.Game on of the NBA finals start on Friday morning with Warriors at home in the first two games.How the Warriors defeated Huston:Game 1. Huston 106 – 119 GSWGame 2. Huston 127 – 105 GSWGame 3. GSW 126 – 85 HustonGame 4. GSW 92-94 HustonGame 5. Huston 98-94 GSWGame 6. GSW 115– 86 HustonGame 7. Huston 92 – 101 GSWThe NBA Finals Schedule:Game 1. GSW vs ClevelandGame 2. GSW vs ClevelandGame 3. Cleveland vs GSWGame 4. Cleveland vs GSWGame 5.  GSW vs ClevelandGame 6.  Cleveland vs GSWGame 7.  GSW vs ClevelandComments Tags: NBAStephen Currylast_img read more

Dozens of schoolchildren found bunking off school in Donegal

first_imgSchool absenteeism cases on Tusla’s national waiting list have surged in Donegal in the last two school terms, it has emerged. Figures obtained show that (12) a dozen school-aged children who were not in school have been referred to Tulsa over absenteeism this term alone.The figures come as it was revealed that 108 referrals were made to the child and family agency for the school year 2018-2019. It is understood that 65 of the Donegal schoolchildren were allocated to an Educational Welfare Officier (EWOs) while 17 were placed on a waiting list.The remaining 26 were not assigned to EWOs because they were aged 16 or over or under six.A spokesperson for Tulsa told Donegal Daily: “All referrals are screened in line with our process, and those that do not meet the referral criteria would not be placed on a waiting list.”National figures in a recent report show that Tusla’s Educational Welfare Service (EWS) had 2,636 referrals on its waiting list. The figure has been climbing steadily since last October and the comparable figure from April 2018 was 1,670 cases.It is understood the numbers, released by Tulsa, is due to the rising numbers of homeless children, insufficient numbers of staff, and increasingly complex cases such as students with mental health issues and special needs.Dozens of schoolchildren found bunking off school in Donegal was last modified: October 14th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:SCHOOLlast_img read more

Thank Van Allen’s Belts and Richter’s Rockets

first_imgInvisible shields above the Earth protect us all from dangerous radiation. New space probes explore how they do it.When Dr. James Van Allen of the University of Iowa wondered why his geiger counters aboard America’s first Explorer satellites became saturated at certain altitudes, he suspected he had found something important. Large lobed belts of high-energy radiation were named the Van Allen Belts in his honor. The instruments had been mounted in the craft by Dr. Henry Richter, last surviving manager of the Explorer program. He wrote about the discovery in his 2015 book America’s Leap Into Space: My Time at JPL and the First Explorer Satellites. Newly updated with an index, the book (nominated for a Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Award) is an important first-hand account of that historic period in the newly-dawned space age.Two zones of radiation were identified early on. “This simple picture of the radiation belts persisted for decades until 2012, when a pair of probes was launched to study them in detail,” Space.com says. “This was the first time that two spacecraft simultaneously studied the radiation belts, trading information with each other to build a bigger picture.” The findings are exciting and vital to life on Earth:Data gathered by the probes also showed that the radiation belts shield Earth from high-energy particles. “The barrier for the ultrafast electrons is a remarkable feature of the belts,” study lead author Dan Baker, of the University of Colorado in Boulder, said in a statement.“We’re able to study it for the first time, because we never had such accurate measurements of these high-energy electrons before.”The Van Allen Probes have revealed the dynamic nature of our space shield. “Space tsunamis” from solar outbursts called coronal mass ejections cause rapid changes in the belt structure, accelerating electrons to near light speed. Engineers watched one particular reaction when the two probes were monitoring different positions.“The spacecraft measured a sudden pulse of electrons energized to extreme speeds — nearly as fast as the speed of light — as the shock slammed the outer radiation belt,” NASA wrote at the time. “This population of electrons was short-lived, and their energy dissipated within minutes. But five days later, long after other processes from the storm had died down, the Van Allen probes detected an increased number of even higher energy electrons. Such an increase so much later is a testament to the unique energization processes following the storm.“Lessons learned from these reactions help engineers design better radiation protection for astronauts, the article says.Dr. Henry Richter is an American VIP who is still active at age 88 with his wife (age 90) in southern California. He was instrumental in the design of the Explorer, Ranger and Surveyor spacecraft at JPL, and development of the Deep Space Network. He is also a Christian and a young-earth creationist. The CEH editor is working with him on a new book that will share wonders of creation and end with his story of how he came to Christ. The draft is currently being reviewed by the publisher and may be available late this year or in 2017; watch for announcements in these pages.Note: CEH is taking a break till Oct. 1. Come back for more news then.(Visited 67 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Despite color of paint, many combines turning black during harvest

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As always, harvest season kicks up some dust as combines roll through dry corn and soybean fields. But why are combines turning black this season. For this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Field Agronomist Troy Putnam visits with Ty Higgins about the black combine phenomenon, as well as early harvest results, test weights and purple seed stain in soybeans.last_img

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, April 3, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We should see sunshine across the state again today, our last day of pleasant weather before shifting into a wet period for tomorrow. Clouds will be on the increase this evening after sunset. Scattered showers move in tomorrow, and continue through a good part of Friday. Rain totals are still expected to be minor at up to a half an inch with coverage at 90% of the state. However, some models are trying to ramp up those rain totals a bit. We are standing pat this morning. Clouds will try to give way to from west to east as we move into the later part of the day on Friday. The weekend starts nice on Saturday with plenty of sun and mild temps. However, on Sunday clouds will increase ahead of our next system. That system is coming a little faster but still has some good moisture with it this morning. That being said, we are going to shave a little off the top end of the event in our forecast right now. Showers can start to fall after midnight Sunday night in far NW Ohio, but will generally wait over a majority of the state until Monday morning. Rains then continue through Monday night, ending by sunrise Tuesday morning. Rain totals are expected in the .5”-1” range and we are keeping coverage at near 90%. We do thin that thunderstorms are no longer a significant concern, although we wont rule out a couple here and there. With out the thunderstorms, the highest end of the previous rain range just is not likely. The map at right shows precipitation totals from now through Tuesday morning. Tuesday features a mix of clouds and sun, and while we can’t rule out a shower or two, we don’t expect a lot of moisture in this time frame. However, it is becoming clear that we can’t quite get through the day with no moisture. These widely scattered showers will end up with coverage at 30% or less. Partly sunny skies are expected for Wednesday. However, rain then moves into southern Indiana Wednesday night through Thursday morning, bringing up to .3” with 80% coverage. We likely miss out up north. The rest of Thursday we turn out partly sunny and see mostly sunny skies on Friday. The extended period stars off drier, as we are moving our bigger rain chances back a couple of days. However, there is significant disagreement among many models on how the pattern unfolds with regard to timing and intensity of precipitation going all the way back to the midweek system for next week. Right now, are going to keep the 13th and 14th mostly dry, but then look for several waves of moisture coming through for the 15th through the 18th. Those waves still can bring big rains, with 1-3” possible combined. However, again, the timing of the moisture and fronts is not set in stone by any means, and we could be seeing some changes in this forecast from next Wednesday forward over the next few days. The overall total moisture for the period is similar…but when and how does it come through?last_img read more

DARPA and Raytheon Building New Ad-Hoc Mobile Network for the Military

first_imgMassive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Coalition forces in Afghanistan and Iraq have a major communications issue: military, security contractor and non-government organizations frequently need to communicate with each other during combat and other operations. But communications technology compatibility issues often prohibit them from doing so effectively.DARPA contracted Ratheon in 2009 to build the “Mobile to Ad-Hoc Interoperable Network GATEway” (MAINGATE), a mobile network that both military and civilian organizations can use to communicate using any radio or wireless device. The agency announced last month that the system has now been tested for video, voice and data by both high- and low-bandwidth users.A key component of MAINGATE is Network Centric Radio System (NCRS). According to Defense Industry Daily, NCRS provides: “1) a backbone radio architecture that enables IP versatile networks and 2) a radio gateway that enable legacy analog and digital communications systems to be linked together.” NCRS provides a self-healing ad-hoc mobile network that enables seamless communication between nearly any radio.Defense Industry Daily reports that MAINGATE also features disruption-tolerant networking to cope with disruptions caused by line-of-sight issues, spectrum access, congested radio frequencies and noisy environments.No civilian applications of the technology have been discussed, but one can imagine that similar technology could be useful for service or healthcare workers in remote areas, especially when teams from separate organizations need to communicate in the field.We previously covered the U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s work on applying social network theory to mobile ad-hoc networks. It isn’t clear if there’s any collaboration between the Research Laboratory and Raytheon on these projects.The U.S. military is taking mobile communications very seriously. In addition to improving field communications, the military is investing in conventional mobile technology. The U.S. Army recently announced that it will provide smart phones such as iPhones or Android devices to all personnel, and is considering making other mobile devices such as tablets and e-readers available as well. And in early 2010, the Army sponsored the Apps for the Army contest. The winning entry was an app that provided pictures and videos of the new exercises included in the Army’s new Physical Readiness Training program.The military’s use of mobile technology is an interesting case of the consumeriztion of IT. Technology once started in defense research, then trickled down to business and then eventually to consumers. In the late 1960s DARPA (then known as ARPA) funded the creation of ARPANET, the first wide-area packet switching network and the predecessor to the Internet.The consumerization process has mostly reversed itself, with technology starting in the consumer sector and then working its way into business and the military. However, new technology like MAINGATE could have civilian uses, so it’s worth paying attention to innovations in defense technology. The consumerization process could always reverse itself once again.What uses for MAINGATE can you see for enterprise IT? What other defense technologies should IT be paying attention to? klint finley Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affaircenter_img Tags:#enterprise#networking 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more