Lifeboat launched off Fanad Head

first_imgRescue volunteers with the Lough Swilly RNLI have been dispatched on a call off Fanad Head this Saturday afternoon.The alert was raised after 2pm after a fishing vessel broke down at sea.The RNLI lifeboat was launched at 2.20pm to assist the crew of the vessel, which is located 20 nautical miles north west off Fanad Head. More updates to follow. Lifeboat launched off Fanad Head was last modified: December 14th, 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)last_img read more

Prospects for “muddied corn”

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Peter Thomison, Ohio State University ExtensionRecent heavy rains have caused widespread flooding and ponding, especially in river bottoms and along streams. In some localized areas, this may have resulted in partial and complete immersion of corn in nearby fields, especially in low spots. When water drains off these fields, plants may be covered to varying degrees with a layer of mud. Will corn plants covered by a layer of mud survive and can it perform normally? The layers of silty mud covering plants will limit or prevent leaf photosynthesis. Bacteria deposited in leaf whorls by flooding can result in disease and kill plants.On the positive side, most corn in Ohio was at a stage of growth less vulnerable to flood damage when it occurred. Most corn is well beyond V6 (the six leaf collar stage) when the growing point is at or above the soil surface and less sensitive to flooding and associated anaerobic soil conditions. If the duration of flooding was brief, limited to several hours, and temperatures are moderate (which they are supposed to be the remainder of the week), flooding injury damage should be minimal. If corn was subjected to flooding at mid-vegetative stages of development, most leaves on affected plants should not be severely impacted by the mud coatings (assuming that mud in the whorl does not inhibit normal emergence of subsequent leaves). Corn plants produce up to 21 leaves, so at V10, about half the corn leaves have yet to emerge from the whorl. The leaves that have yet to emerge are the most important for the corn plant because the upper canopy produces most of the corn plant’s yield potential.According to the National Crop Insurance Service’s defoliation charts, complete leaf loss at about V10 results in 28% yield loss. However, it’s unlikely that the photosynthetic capacity of leaves has been completely destroyed in plants covered with mud. What’s needed now? More rain (without flooding) to wash silt off leaves allowing for resumption of photosynthesis. It will also help wash mud out of leaf whorls allowing new leaves to emerge.last_img read more

San Miguel survives Kia in thriller, nears twice-to-beat

first_imgMarcio Lassiter saves the day for San Miguel. PBA IMAGESSan Miguel is one step away from clinching twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals after edging Kia, 108-106, in a thriller in the PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The league-leading Beermen, who played without four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo, improved to 8-2 and are waiting for the result of the game between Rain or Shine and Alaska in the second to secure the incentive.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving AFP official booed out of forum UAAP jrs: Sotto gets triple double as Ateneo overpowers NU in Game 1 ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City “Marcio and Chris saw an opportunity where they had an advantage, but if that didn’t happen it would’ve been a disaster us.”Arwind Santos took up the scoring cudgels for San Miguel with 27 points with 12 rebounds and five assists.Lassiter finished with 21 points for San Miguel while shooting 5-of-13 from deep.Glenn Khobuntin had 15 points to lead the Picanto.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img Read Next View comments Although Kia sits at the bottom of standings with a 1-10 record, the Picanto held their ground late in the fourth with a 106-102 lead with 1:02 left in the game.Marcio Lassiter, however, shone in the clutch for San Miguel, first tying the game at 106-106 with 48 seconds left hitting a three-pointer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe then drove for a layup for the Beermen’s 108-106 lead with just a second remaining.“That play was a creation between Marcio and Chris [Ross], it was an option they got and it was their basketball sense that made it work,” said San Miguel head coach Leo Austria in Filipino. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico LATEST STORIES Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus MOST READlast_img read more

Deepika, Sonam, Aishwarya to attend Cannes Film Festival

first_imgMumbai, Apr 28 (PTI) Actresses Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are set to walk the red carpet at the 70th Cannes Film Festival next month.While, Aishwarya and Sonam started their Cannes journey in 2002 and 2011, respectively, this will be Deepikas debut appearance at the star-studded movie carnival.They will showcase the transformational power of make-up and a kaleidoscope of styles as they represent the cosmetic brand LOreal Paris.The three alongside Hollywood celebrities Julianne Moore and Eva Longoria will also sport the latest trends and colours from the brands collection.”Were happy to announce that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor will be representing LOreal Paris and India at the Cannes Film Festival this year. This year is very special to us as LOreal Paris celebrates two decades of being the official makeup partner for Cannes,” Raagjeet Garg, General Manager, LOreal Paris said in a statement.The Cannes Film Festival will run from May 17 to 28. PTI SSN JCHlast_img read more

Forgotten man Falcao determined to make up for lost time with Colombia

first_imgShare on Messenger Juan Cuadrado: Colombia’s talisman driven by family sacrifices Colombia World Cup 2018: complete guide to all 736 players Share on Twitter Share via Email Two seasons back in Ligue 1, scoring 51 goals for Monaco, have provided the best possible response to that criticism and saw Falcao re-establish himself as the Colombia No 9 – a role Teófilo Gutiérrez filled in Brazil – before the end of the World Cup qualifiers and making him a mandatory selection for their opening game against Japan in Saransk on Tuesday.Shirts with his name on the back are everywhere. After Russia, Colombia are the third best supported nation at the World Cup based on ticket sales in their own country (65,234) and it promises to be quite an atmosphere inside the Mordovia Arena, where Japan will come up against the team who thumped them 4-1 in the group stage in Brazil, on a night when Pekerman rested the majority of his first-choice players because they were already through to the last 16. Rodríguez came off the bench to set up two goals and score another and it was interesting to listen to Akira Nishino, the Japan coach, talking at length about the Bayern Munich midfielder before this latest meeting. Nishino described Rodríguez as “almost like a symbol of the Colombia team – the mood-maker” and admitted he had given serious consideration to trying to man-mark him. Falcao, Colombia’s all-time leading goalscorer, never got a mention.There are some doubts about just how good Falcao and Rodríguez are together for Colombia and whether it is one of those partnerships and relationships that looks much better on paper than it does on the pitch. Pekerman seems to think otherwise and, reflecting on the make-up of Colombia’s squad compared with the group he had at his disposal in Brazil, spoke about a team “now much richer and much stronger thanks to the skills of our players” and of their “hopes to be at least as good or better than four years ago” when it comes to ambitions for the tournament.Rodríguez, who has been struggling with a calf problem, is a slight doubt for the Japan game, although the expectation is that he will be fit and get the chance to add his name to the select group of players who have scored in six successive World Cup matches. Falcao, in contrast, is just about to get started. Share on LinkedIn Falcao’s influence stretches far and wide in Colombia, so much so that when he was coming round from knee surgery in January 2014, after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee while playing for Monaco, the surgeon who carried out the operation received a phone call from Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia’s president. “He told me that if I can get Falcao fit for the World Cup, then I could win him the elections,” José Carlos Noronha said.Santos stayed in power but Falcao, despite being named in José Pekerman’s initial 30-man squad for Brazil and spending 10 one-hour sessions in a hyperbaric chamber to do everything possible to accelerate his recovery, lost his race to be fit for the World Cup finals. Colombia were robbed of their talisman and Falcao was cruelly denied the opportunity to feature for his country in what was their first World Cup appearance for 16 years.As Falcao sat on the outside looking in, watching his teammates light up Brazil with the slick, incisive counterattacking football that delivered four straight victories and 11 goals before they ran into Brazil in Fortaleza, a couple of thoughts came to mind.The first was that if Colombia were this good without Falcao, what would they have been capable of if he were fit? The second was to dare to wonder whether Colombia, whose formation was reconfigured in the absence of Falcao, were possibly a better all-round team without him. Would Rodríguez, for example, have been liberated in quite the same way with Falcao in the side?Either way, there is no getting away from the fact Falcao endured a miserable couple of seasons when he finally did get back on to the pitch. Across 41 largely forgettable appearances for Manchester United and Chelsea between September 2014 and April 2016, after he was loaned by Monaco, Falcao scored only four times. Ivan Mejia, one of Colombia’s leading pundits, went as far as to say Falcao should be described as an “ex-footballer” towards the end of his time in England. Was Falcao finished? Images from the 2014 World Cup are seared into the mind and from Colombia’s point of view they invariably revolve around James Rodríguez , the poster boy who won the Golden Boot, scored the goal of the tournament with that sumptuous volley against Uruguay and broke down in tears on the pitch after his dream came to an end against Brazil in the quarter-finals.Four years on and Rodríguez and Colombia are strutting back on to the global stage with those garish yellow shirts, only now there is another star in town. Welcome to the World Cup, Radamel Falcao.Aged 32, Falcao is a late entrant to football’s biggest party but better late than never in the eyes of Colombia fans. Rodríguez may have been the star of the show in Brazil, and he was certainly Colombia’s most influential player during their uninspiring World Cup qualification campaign for Russia, yet it is Falcao, the devoted Christian who has the power to win votes as well as score goals, who remains the country’s footballing icon. Share on Facebook Read more Topics Read more Share on WhatsApp features World Cup World Cup 2018 Share on Pinterest Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Manitoba Tory backbencher forced out after pattern of inappropriate behaviour

first_imgWINNIPEG – A Manitoba government backbencher who made inappropriate comments to female staff has been ousted from the Progressive Conservative caucus.Caucus chair Wayne Ewasko said he and his colleagues made the decision Monday to expel Cliff Graydon after discussing what he called “repeated inappropriate behaviour.”“While we do not take this decision lightly, it has become apparent that previous attempts with Mr. Graydon to address a pattern of inappropriate behaviour have not succeeded,” Ewasko said in a written statement.“We have acted fairly, swiftly and respectfully in dealing with this difficult matter while ensuring all policies and procedures were followed and that the privacy and confidentiality of all parties involved were respected.”Media reports earlier this month quoted unnamed sources as saying Graydon invited two women on separate occasions to sit on his lap, and invited another to lick food off his face.Premier Brian Pallister said Graydon is also being removed from the board of Crown-owned Manitoba Hydro and will not be allowed to seek the party’s nomination in the next election.No one in the government caucus would discuss details of Graydon’s actions. Pallister said he wanted to respect the privacy of anyone who came forward, and hoped the dismissal sends a message.“It sends the right signal, I think, about changing the culture around here.”Graydon was not in the legislature chamber Monday and did not respond to interview requests. He has previously acknowledged making comments to one staff member, although he has not discussed details.He announced last week that he was going on medical leave for an undisclosed issue and that he would not seek re-election in 2020.Graydon, in his early 70s, has represented the Emerson constituency near the United States border since 2007.He faced controversy last winter when he used social media to call asylum-seekers who had been crossing the border “a drain on society.” He also retweeted other people’s posts that called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a traitor, a scumbag and a disgrace.Graydon apologized, deleted the tweets and agreed to step back from social media and undergo sensitivity training, the details of which were never made public.“We took action to move Mr. Graydon into counselling. He was entered into counselling,” Pallister said Monday. “Evidently, that counselling was less than successful.”Graydon is the third legislature member to be kicked out of a caucus since the last election in 2016. The Opposition New Democrats, saying he had sexually harassed a worker, gave the boot to Mohinder Saran nearly two years ago. Saran has denied the accusation.The Tories ousted Steven Fletcher last year after he openly questioned government policies that included the creation of a new Crown corporation to promote energy efficiency.Despite the changes, the Tories continue to have a large majority with 38 of the 57 legislature seats.last_img read more

Local first responders join Rep Brann for annual Sept 11 service

first_imgPHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep Tommy Brann, of Wyoming, today was joined by Wyoming Police Sgt. Brian Look and Wyoming Police Officer Ben Durian as his guests for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in the past year. 07Sep Local first responders join Rep. Brann for annual Sept. 11 service Categories: Brann News,Brann Photos,Newslast_img read more

PCCW Media has launched its Viu overthetop video

first_imgPCCW Media has launched its Viu over-the-top video service in Thailand, marking its 15th market launch to date.Asian content with Thai subtitles – including current dramas and variety shows from Korea and Japan – will be delivered via the Viu mobile app and website after their local telecast.Janice Lee, managing director of PCCW Media Group, said that the company is taking a “two-pronged approach”: ad-supported, free viewing; and subscription options that give users express access to content, downloads, 1080p HD video quality and ad-free video viewing.“As Thailand is one of the most highly Internet penetrated markets with millennials who are very receptive to online video viewing and digital advertisements, we expect Viu Thailand to mirror the success we have in other Asian markets with healthy growth in subscription and advertising revenue in due course,” said Lee.Viu is also available in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE.last_img read more

Following the announcement of Telia Companys prop

first_imgFollowing the announcement of Telia Company’s proposed acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting in March, the the European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation.In a statement, the Commission said that it “is concerned that the merged entity may shut out competitors from the audio-visual sector in Finland and Sweden”. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, added: “The in-depth investigation we are opening today aims to ensure that Telia’s proposed acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting will not lead to higher prices for or less choice of TV channels for consumers in Finland and Sweden.” Telia Company, a retail television distributor, functions by licensing channels from broadcasters such as Bonnier Broadcasting. The proposed acquisition looks to create a vertically integrated audio-visual player in Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway.However, concerns have arisen in Sweden and Finland as Bonnier Broadcasting owns channels that are considered essential for distributors. The concern is that these channels could be removed from Telia’s rivals in the two Nordic nations.Jonas Bengtsson, general counsel at Telia Company, responded to the announced investigation, saying: “A phase 2 investigation into the acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting is fully in line with our expectations and we now look forward to continuing the constructive dialogue with the European Commission. “We’re confident that any concerns following the in-depth investigation will be resolved.”last_img read more