first_imgApology and Clarification: Termon GAA ClubIn an article published on Donegal Daily late on Sunday last, October 19, and which was on the site for 11 hours before being removed, we reported on an U13 game involving Termon and St Eunan’s GAA clubsWe wish to state that no-one from Termon GAA club recorded any part of the game on a video device and Donegal Daily accepts this entirely, and further there was nothing for Bord na nOg to therefore investigate, which we also accept. No investigation took place. It was reported by us that there had been a discussion at half-time about the score with a dispute over what it should have been and it was also reported by us that the scores had been recorded on a device.Donegal Daily now accepts entirely that the score was not video-recorded on a device, and that the notes app on a mobile device was merely used to note scores and scorers for a subsequent match report at the request of a local newspaper. This was used to help clarify what the half-time score should have read.We are happy to clarify all these positions and apologise to Termon GAA club.* Donegal Daily endeavours to issue clarifications and corrections as soon as possible. We accept reports submitted to us in good faith but where there is an error it is our policy to correct it.  CLARIFICATION AND APOLOGY: TERMON GAA CLUB was last modified: October 25th, 2014 by John2Share 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

Mooney Boats christen largest vessel in Donegal port for over 30 years

first_imgThere were celebrations in Killybegs last week as Mooney Boats Ltd successfully launched the largest vessel in the fishing port since 1980. The MFV Amethyst received its ceremonial launching on Saturday, September 28th from owner Ralston Johnston, with his wife Jane Johnston taking main stage at the launch party to christen the ship.Mr. Johnston and his family, from Gardenstown in Scotland, have operated fishing vessels in Fraserburgh for many years. Familiar with the quality of work previously produced by Mooney Boats, Mr. Johnston approached the yard in late 2017 to commission a new build prawn trawler then designated as Build 48.The significance of the new build was not taken lightly by Mooney Boats, at 20.25 Meters in length and 7.3 Meters in breadth the vessel would challenge the dense peninsula on which the boatyard workshop is located.After a successful launch, celebratory champagne was passed around to invited guests at the boatyard with a meal and complimentary drinks in the Tara Hotel.With the vessel now in the water the men and women of Mooney Boats are again working tirelessly to finish the now pier side MFV Amethyst, over the coming weeks. Mooney Boats christen largest vessel in Donegal port for over 30 years was last modified: October 10th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Live NBA Finals updates: Raptors beat Warriors in Game 1

first_imgJoin us Thursday at 6 p.m. for live scoring, news and analysis as the Warriors make their fifth consecutive NBA Finals appearance when they take on the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena.The Warriors, who will be without two-time NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant for at least the first two games in Canada, may be back in … It’s the first Game 1 NBA Finals loss during the Warriors five-year run. Read the story.Click here if you’re unable to view the video or gallery on your mobile device.last_img read more

Improving Africa’s public service

first_img16 August 2005Public servants throughout Africa are to get a skills boost when a new pan-African management institute is launched in Johannesburg on Thursday. The institute aims to improve the ability of the continent’s public servants to deal effectively with management problems.Called the African Management Development Institute Network (Amdin), the initiative is to be launched by the Department of Public Service and Administration in partnership with SA Management Development Institute and management development institutes from other African states, under the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad).According to the Department of Public Services, Amdin will work to build the capacity of the continent’s management development institutes so as to improve public service.The need for Amdin was first discussed at the Nepad Management Development and Public Administration Institutes Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 2000.At the conference it was decided to work towards the establishment of an African network of management development institutes that would provide a platform for collective efforts in solving management problems facing governments on the continent.African ministers have expressed their full support of the establishment and operations of Amdin, saying the new body will play a significant role in the development of Africa and its people.Amdin’s executive management committee, to be elected at the launch, will be presented to the conference of the Pan African Ministers of Public Service and Administration scheduled for 30 August.Among those attending the launch will be Public Service Minister Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, Nepad officials and directors of management development institutes from Botswana, Ethiopia, Egypt, Kenya, Libya, Malawi, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Miami Trace FFA excels at Ohio FFA Convention

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Miami Trace FFA Chapter, a satellite program of Great Oaks Career Campuses, recently attended the State FFA Convention held at the Ohio State Expo Center on May 5th and 6th. The Chapter attended convention sessions, and listened to four guest speakers Tiana Tozer, Dave Roever, Jones Loflin, and Sydney Snider, Eastern Region National VP . These speakers entertained the crowd and gave inspiring messages that helped improve member’s leadership skills.Miami Trace excelled this year in State Career Development Events, State Degrees, and Proficiency Awards. The chapter had four teams place within the top five in the state in Career Development Events this year. The teams include the Agronomy Team, the Grain Merchandising  Team, the Novice Parliamentary Procedure Team, and the Nature Interpretation Team. The thirteen State Degree recipients were Thomas Bondurant, MaKayla Eggleton, Hannah Ellenberger, Gavin Harper, Todd Peterson, Marissa Sheets, and Clare Sollars. Proficiency Award winner recipients were Riley Evans – 1st in Poultry Production, Kameron Rinehart- 3rd in Home and Community Development, and Brock Wilt – 3rd in Nursery Operations.Hannah Ellenberger and Zach Ault represented the Miami Trace FFA on stage as the Chapter received the honor of being named one of the Top 10 Chapters in the state.Other awards included officers who received Gold Star ratings on their officer books. Clare Sollars and Marissa Sheets received the reporter’s book gold pin, Kameron Rinehart and Cole Karnes received the treasurer’s book gold pin, and Cody Clyburn received the secretary’s book gold pin. Evan Schaefer was named Ohio Star Farmer. Kameron Rinehart is now State Vice President at Large.As a chapter, Miami Trace received a gold rating in the state and received recognition as Top  10 Chapters in the state. The Miami Trace FFA Chapter would like to congratulate all members for their hard work over the past year and wish all students participating in upcoming national contests good luck.Riley Evans, Senior FFA member, won the State Poultry Production Proficiency Award based on his Supervised Agricultural Experience at Ohio FFA Convention on May 6th.last_img read more

Equine opine

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Uuuugh…horses. I have a daughter who enjoys occasional horse rides, but she has an aunt with horses (which is just fine with me). Yes, I can see and understand the appeal. Horses are beautiful, graceful, powerful and really nice to observe grazing in pastures from afar — as long as those are not my pastures and I am not paying for their feed/veterinary/tack/saddle/etc./etc./etc. bills. In my estimation, horses are sort of like the boats of the animal world — they are kind of fun as long as they are owned, cared for and maintained by someone else.Despite numerous equine challenges, though, there really is something special about pairing young people with animals and in some cases horses are the perfect fit. And, when horses and young people are combined with some caring expertise (along with ample funding and many hours of hard work) some really amazing things can happen.Such is the case with Riders Unlimited, Inc. in Oak Harbor where the therapeutic benefits of horses are harnessed for individuals at least four years old who have been diagnosed with a disability and referred by their physician to participate. Some of the disabilities that benefit from Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) are Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, CVA/stroke, developmental disabilities, hearing and visual impairments, learning disabilities, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, seizure disorders, sensory integration, Spina Bifida, and traumatic brain injuries.“A lot of what we do is using the physical movement of the horse to imitate the movement of a human being. We are able to increase or decrease muscle tone and increase range of motion through all of their joints through the movement of the horse,” said Rebekah Recker, Riders Unlimited CEO and instructor. “They are learning to direct a 1,000-pound animal. How amazing is that?”The benefits of working with the horses allows Recker and the more than 40 Rider Unlimited volunteers to really impact the lives of the young people who participate.“For our clients who spend most of their day in a wheelchair, this is the first time they actually get to look down at someone. The rest of the time they are craning their necks up. That is a huge self-esteem booster. It is therapy but they don’t know they are getting it,” Recker said. “We teach them to use both sides of their bodies. They have to twist their whole bodies and then we turn around and use the other side of their bodies. We try to loosen them and try to stretch muscles a certain way. We also work on life skills like speech and language and educational goals. Sometimes we use analogies like how cleaning a stall is like cleaning a bedroom.”Riders Unlimited was created in 1996 and the 10-acre facility features a full indoor riding arena and stalls for 20 horses. Recker is the only full-time staff. The kindness of donors and sponsors is critical for Riders Unlimited.“There is a huge need for sponsors to help cover the costs. For example, we have a sponsor who donates all of our hay.” Recker said. “We cannot bill insurance for our services.”Riding horses makes for excellent therapy because it adds a strengthening element while also helping to motivate patients to undergo treatments. Horses exhibit social and responsive behaviors similar to humans, which makes it easy for clients to connect with them, Recker said.Spending time working with horses also provides opportunities for Riders Unlimited clients to learn about trust, respect, honesty, and communication. Because horses use mostly non-vocal communication and are in-tune with human behavior, participants learn to better understand how non-verbal communication might be influencing others in their lives. In addition, horses require people to be aware of their surroundings at all times and that heightened awareness is important in order to reveal patterns of behavior and helps participants think in a new way, Recker said.Mary Stricker’s son has been riding for 16 years since he was 11 and the benefits of his time spent at Riders Unlimited have been life changing.“It is what he looks forward to all week. He gets home from work on his riding days and gets his boots and helmet ready and sits and watches the clock until it is time to leave. He doesn’t know how to tell time, but he knows when the hands are a certain way that it is time to ride. He doesn’t know the days of the week but he knows the day he will be riding. It is his hobby,” she said. “Before he had the horseback riding he would just come home and sit. Now he has toy horses and horse posters in his room. He just loves horses.”Fair season is almost here and, more than most, the readers of this publication understand how valuable working with livestock can be for young people. There is incredible value in time spent working in the barn with animals — even when the dollars and cents don’t quite add up. For some of the visitors, Riders Unlimited offers a rare chance at finding a connection with animals in a truly meaningful way. And in the right setting, horses have the unique gift of bringing smiles to some young people who may not have all that much to smile about otherwise.There are plenty of people who really love horses. I am not one of them. But their incredible value for these young people can even make a hard-hearted-horse-hater like myself rethink things a bit — an equine opine definitely worth some consideration.Dale Minyo stopped by Riders Unlimited last winter. For much more from his visit go to and search for “Riders Unlimited.”The Grand Champion Market Turkey was exhibited by Milan Pozderac of Knox County and sold to Ohio Harness Horseman’s Association, Cooper Farms and Kale Marketing for $15,000.Riders Unlimited, Inc. in Oak Harbor uses the therapeutic benefits of horses to benefit individuals at least four years old who have been diagnosed with a disability and referred by their physician to participate.last_img read more

Not Enough Light? Try Double Bouncing Reflectors

first_imgBring light to dark areas with this helpful photo/video lighting technique.If you can’t afford high-powered production lights or (if powered lighting simply isn’t an option on your shoot) than we might have found a technique for you. It’s called double bouncing, and as the name implies, it works by bouncing sunlight off of two reflectors then onto your subject.This is a great fix to an all-to-common problem associated with using reflectors, angle. Normally when you use just one reflector your angle is 100% contingent on where your light source is located. However, when you double bounce you can have much more control over where the light can be directed.To create this effect you will need to purchase a couple reflectors, light stands, and clamps, all of which can be picked up for less than $50 online.The following video shows us how to use the double bouncing technique. The video covers:Bouncing LightWorking with AnglesProblems and TroubleshootingThis double bouncing light technique closely resembles book lighting. If you enjoy the following tutorial and want to learn a similar technique check out our post on the ultra-soft book lighting.This video tutorial was first shared by The Slanted Lens on their YouTube channel. Thanks for sharing guys!Want to learn more about lighting and film production? Check out the production section of the PremiumBeat blog.Have any tips for double bouncing light? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

Naveen orders SIT probe into Kunduli gang-rape case

first_imgChief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said that the State government will take immediate steps for handing over the investigation of the cases pertaining to the alleged gang-rape and suicide of a girl in Kunduli area of Koraput district to a Special Investigation Team (SIT). Terming the alleged gang-rape “an extremely tragic incident”, Mr. Patnaik said that the SIT probe will be monitored by the court. “It is my firm belief that law should take its own course and justice should be done without fear or favour,” he said.Judicial enquiryIn addition to transferring the case to the Crime Branch for investigation, the State government had also instituted an independent judicial enquiry with a sitting judge nominated by the High Court, Mr. Patnaik informed. “Because of the extraordinary circumstances of the case after the death of the victim, my strong faith and conviction in the principles of natural justice and commitment to safety and dignity of women, the State Government will take immediate steps for handing over the investigation of the cases to a Special Investigation Team with a prayer to be monitored by court,” Mr. Patnaik told press persons.The State government is committed that justice should be delivered at the earliest and in the most transparent manner, he said.The National Human Rights Commission has also initiated a probe into the case. Opposition demandThe 14-year-old Dalit girl had alleged that she was raped by four men in uniform on October 10 last year while she was returning to her home. She committed suicide at her home on January 22.On the other hand, the Opposition — Congress and BJP — has been demanding that the case be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation for investigation.last_img read more

Police detain two suspects for allegedly pelting stones at Australia cricket team bus in Guwahati

first_imgPolice in Guwahati have detained two people in connection to the alleged stone pelting incident on the Australian cricket team bus on Tuesday night.The Australian team suffered a scare following their Twenty20 international win over India in Guwahati after a rock was thrown at their team bus, shattering one of the windows, governing body Cricket Australia (CA) said.Players and staff were travelling from Busapara Stadium back to their team hotel in the eastern city when the rock pierced the window on the right-hand side of the bus, CA said on its website.The board said the rock was “believed to be roughly the size of a cricket ball” and had ended up inside the bus.”We have picked up two people from the area under Garchuk Police Station where the incident took place last night. We are interrogating them,” Guwahati police commissioner Hiren Nath told India Today.Posting an image of a shattered window pane, Aussie opener Aaron Finch had first brought the security breach to the notice of the authorities. The team was returning to their hotel when the incident took place despite heavy security.The incident has shocked sports fans across the country with Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal directing state chief secretary to conduct an inquiry and submit an immediate report.”Really unfortunate incident after a great game aimed to tarnish Guwahati’s reputation as emerging sports hub. We strongly condemn it. Vow to take strictest action against the culprits. Investigation is on full swing & Police have already picked up 2 suspects,” Sonowal tweeted on Wednesday.advertisementSonowal, who has earlier served as the union sports minister said, “People of Assam do not approve this. FIFA Under-17 World Cup is going on in Guwahati. FIFA & all teams have expressed their satisfaction at our arrangements.””Whoever got indulged in the hooliganism did it on the sole objective of defaming Assam & derailing its journey towards the top. That’s a design we will foil with the support of the people of Assam. Culprits will face full force of law & given exemplary punishment,” the chief minister assured.last_img read more

IBASE: video wall player for UHD multi-screen signage

first_imgIBASE Technology debuts its SI-61S ultra-high resolution and highly expandable video wall player developed specifically for multi-screen video wall signage environments. It is equipped with Intel’s latest 7th Generation desktop processor and can be integrated with a Matrox, AMD or Nvidia PCI-E (x16) or two PCI-E (x8) graphics cards to play super high-resolution, eye-catching content in different screen layouts in order to captivate and engage consumers.Taking the most common 3×3 video wall as an example, the SI-61S with a nine display-output Matrox C900 PCI-E (x16) graphics card can play ultra-high-definition images and videos of up to 6K x 3K resolution. For an ultra-large 6×3 video wall requirement, it can be connected with two nine-output PCI-E (x8) Matrox C900 graphics cards for playback of up to 12K x 3K UHD images/videos. In addition, it can be connected to a single large-screen video wall with a single-output PCI-E (x16) graphics card for playback of 8K super-high-definition images/videos. An external 4K video capture card can also be used to provide live video input.The system includes two low-profile Mini PCI-E slots with both full-size and half-size slots. WiFi, Bluetooth, 4G LTE or video capture cards can be installed to increase the convenience of network connectivity. It provides flexible video wall configuration and resolution setting modes, as well as the latest IBASE sole iCONTROL smart energy-saving and remote monitoring technology. Users can take advantage of this exclusive technology for intelligent energy-saving, auto-scheduling, automatic power resume, low-temperature power-on protection and intelligent OS recovery functionalities.The SI-61S features remote system temperature, voltage and fan speed hardware monitoring that contribute to lower maintenance costs, enhanced system stability, and a 24/7 long-term stable operation. The system’s product life cycle is estimated to be more than seven years.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Microsemi: new PFX-I PCIe switches address industrial, defense and security marketsNext Green Hills: INTEGRITY-178 tuMP certified as conforming to FACE standardlast_img read more