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GAA NOTES: GLENSWILLY

first_imgThe lotto numbers for this week were 3,8,15,17 match 3 winner was Liam mc Cormack. Next weeks jackpot is €2,660.Sellers this weekend are colm farrell and Daniel Gallagher.The Glen will be hosting a ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in the winter. Training will commence early September. We are currently looking for participants, any persons interested can contact Hughie McDaid (086 8033856) or Mary C Devine (087 6539050). The 3rd’s had a good win in the championship against Robert Emmets on Sunday, was a good team performance overall and the scoreline was 3-14 to 1-07.The reserves were beat in the league against Dungloe while the senior game was called off. See local papers for fixtures.Thanks to everyone who took part in the all county quiz in mc claffertys on Friday nightA big thanks to those who ran the summer camp last week, an enjoyable time was had by everyone who attended. Anyone who is looking for tickets for the All Ireland Hurling Final in Croke Park has to have their name in with Barry mc Daid by the 3rd of September in order to enter the draw.The best of luck to Michael Murphy, Neil Gallagher and the Donegal team in the All Ireland semi final against Dublin on Sunday.EndsGAA NOTES: GLENSWILLY was last modified: August 23rd, 2011 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:Glenswilly GAA noteslast_img read more

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GAA NOTES: NAOMH BRID

first_imgIt was a successful bank holiday monday for the club as the seniors, reserves and u16’s all recorded good victories over Bundoran. In the first game of the day a late Pauric Gormley point gave the reserves a one point victory.The lads trailed by 4 points mid way through the first half but the introduction of Alan McGirr saw the lads take control around the middle and come back into the game. A goal from David Graham at the start of the second half gave the lads a great boost before a late goal from Bundoran tied the game. There was still time for one more chance and Pauric Gormley popped up with the winner to give Naomh Brid a victory on a scoreline of 1-8 to 1-7.In the Senior match Naomh Brid battled hard in a low scoring first half which was dominated with wides from both sides. With the defence standing strong the boys went in 0-3 to 0-2 up at half time. In the second half Thomas Gallagher and Dermot Langan took control around the middle and with scores from Paul McGrory, David Walsh, Pauric McDaid and Calum Gallagher the lads took a 0-9 to 0-4 lead going into the closing minutes. The defence worked hard and didn’t pass up any scoring opportunities for Bundoran and in the end Naomh Brid ran out victors on a scoreline of 0-9 to 0-5. In the final game of the day the U16’s recorded a great victory over Bundoran on a scoreline of 3-10 to 1-7. There were great performances from Killian Burns, Shane Timoney, Paul Robinson, Owen McGarrigle, Patrick Moss and Gerard Martin.U8, U10 and U12 training continues this Saturday morning at 10am at the race field in Murvagh. All new players are welcome and lots of fun is guaranteed. It is important that all players are registered and have registration forms signed. Forms will be available on Saturday at training.Anyone who wishes to have any information included in the club notes should contact Shane Walsh on shanew03@live.ie by 6pm on Monday evening.GAA NOTES: NAOMH BRID was last modified: April 11th, 2012 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:NAOMH BRID GAA NOTESlast_img read more

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Arsenal and Liverpool rivals in race to sign Portugal wonderkid

first_img Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 1 three-way race TOP WORK And according to Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manhã, both of them are now ready to firm up their interest with solid offers for the starlet.The teenage defender is under contract at Porto until 2021 and the deal includes a minimum fee release clause set at £22m. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer moving on LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti REVEALED LIVING THE DREAM targets center_img Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing IN DEMAND Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED Latest transfer news targets Arsenal and Liverpool are battling it out to land Porto wonderkid Diogo Queiros this summer.The 19-year-old is still waiting for his senior debut for the club but scouts from both Premier League sides have been tracking him closely. Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Queiros has still not made his senior debut for Porto, but he has starred for their youth and B teams The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father But it has been suggested that they could be willing to do business for around £13m for Queiros, who is also wanted by Roma.last_img read more

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Man United, West Ham and Newcastle bosses among favourites to lose job

first_img1. Manuel Pellegrini (West Ham United) – 3/1 silverware 7 However, Mourinho’s job remains at risk according to the bookies, who have him as the second-most likely manager to be sacked next.West Ham’s Pellegrini is currently winning the sack race, though. He is yet to secure a single point with the Hammers ahead of their trip to Everton on Sunday.Newcastle have also made a desperately bad start to the season, with just one point from their opening five games, and Benitez’s relationship with owner Mike Ashley appears to be strained.Scroll down for the latest odds on the next Premier League manager to leave their post:6. Mark Hughes (Southampton) – 7/1 7 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won RANKED highlights Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 7 7 smart causal LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade center_img 5. Rafa Benitez (Newcastle United) – 6/14. Neil Warnock (Cardiff City) – 11/2 7 possible standings 2. Jose Mourinho (Manchester United) – 5/1 Jose Mourinho, Manuel Pellegrini and Rafael Benitez are among the bookmakers’ favourites to be the first managerial casualty in the Premier League this season.Manchester United have responded to back-to-back defeats against Brighton and Tottenham by winning two games on the bounce away at Burnley and Watford. Mourinho has been under pressure after an iffy start to the season Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack MONEY 3. Claude Puel (Leicester City) – 5/1 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 7 impact REVEALED How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures last_img read more

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MET EIREANN ISSUES SERIOUS ‘ORANGE ALERT’ WARNING AS WEATHER DETERIORATES

first_imgMET Eireann has issued an urgent Orange Alert weather warning for Donegal and western counties.It applies from 11am today – and will continue until early on Monday.The warning comes after a similar warning from Donegal County Council yesterday. Gardaí say driving conditions today are “appalling” as the county is hit with torrential downpours, driven by strong winds.Officers have already dealt with a traffic collision this morning outside Letterkenny.ESB is warning customers that supplies could be hit in the high winds later today. There are already widespread power cuts hitting, with homes in Sligo and Galway affected.If you have updates, please send them to info@donegaldaily.com. The full STATUS ORANGE alert is here:Wind Warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Kerry and LimerickThere will be some extremely windy, blustery conditions at times during the rest of this weekend, with winds gusting between 100 and 130 km/h at times – highest in coastal areas. The wind direction will be mainly southwest to westerly, but will be southerly for a time later tonight. An additional hazard will be high seas and waves, which will be highest during Sunday afternoon and Sunday night. Occasional heavy, squally, thundery downpours of rain will occur at times too. Some flooding is possible also.Issued:Saturday 25 January 2014 10:00Valid:Saturday 25 January 2014 11:00 to Monday 27 January 2014 09:00 STATUS ORANGE – Weather Warning – Be PreparedThis category of ORANGE level weather warnings is for weather conditions which have the capacity to impact significantly on people in the affected areas. The issue of an Orange level weather warning implies that all recipients in the affected areas should prepare themselves in an appropriate way for the anticipated conditions.MET EIREANN ISSUES SERIOUS ‘ORANGE ALERT’ WARNING AS WEATHER DETERIORATES was last modified: January 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)Tags:donegalorange alertweather warninglast_img read more

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NEWS FOCUS: DONEGAL WORKERS ARE BEST IN THE WORLD, ETB JOBS FAIR TOLD

first_imgThe huge crowd at the Donegal ETB Further Education and Training Fair 2015 in the Mount Errigal on Thursday. Photo- Clive WassonThey may have been occupying comfortable seats on the stage at the Employers Panel discussion organised by Donegal ETB but these were no armchair generals handing out advice without having first stepped onto the minefield that is the careers market.Four of the county’s brightest and most energetic business people – each of them boasting leading positions in top ranked companies and educational portfolios to match.Each provided the platform for an open debate on a range of inside information on what employers are looking for when they take on new staff and detailing how key training resources are when it comes to finding work. That range of knowledge and experience transformed itself into a morning of positive thinking for the large attendance of students and job seekers who carried it into the further education and training fair which followed the panel discussion in the Mount Errigal Hotel.Dearbhla Kelly, ETB with guestsPadraig Monaghan, Managing Director, UnitedHealth Group, Catherine Monahan, Human Resources Lough Eske Castle, Declan McBrearty, General Manager, KER Group and Declan Thomas Industrial Relations and Human Resources Executive at the Donegal ETB Further Education and Training Fair 2015 in the Mount Errigal on Thursday. Photo- Clive Wasson“Donegal people are the best workers in the world bar none,” Managing Director and Vice-President Government Claims Operations at United Health Group, Padraig Monaghan, insisted, a viewpoint that injected further confidence into the collective mindset.He was accompanied on stage by Catherine Monahan, Human Resources Manager at Lough Eske Hotel; Declan McBrearty, General Manager with the Killybegs based KER Group; and Declan Thomas, Industrial Relations and Human Resources Executive with IBEC North West in Donegal Town.Thursday’s event was chaired by Dearbhla Kelly, Guidance Counsellor with Donegal ETB while in an introductory address, Shaun Purcell, Chief Executive, Donegal ETB, spoke of the quality of training that was available and the benefits of being based in Donegal including quality of life and the cost of living factor. “Further education is really important,”he maintained. “Education is not just about learning, it’s also about personal fulfilment.”He reflected on the story of the job applicant who forwarded his C.V. in a shoebox as he wanted to “get a foot in the door”.Ronan Crehan and Donal McFadden at the Donegal ETB Further Education and Training Fair 2015 in the Mount Errigal on Thursday. Photo- Clive WassonGetting a foot in the door was precisely what the four main speakers were about and the subsequent discussion was laced with accounts of their own advances into the job market and encouraging advice on how those looking for employment can shoehorn themselves into jobs.Declan Thomas, who is also a qualified solicitor, said there were many good companies located in the North-West who were expanding year on year. He advised job seekers to do some homework on the companies in their area and highlighted the sustainable jobs that were available in the various sectors including healthcare, hospitality and retail.Catherine Monahan said when Lough Eske Castle had opened in 2007, it initially boasted sixty employees. This figure currently stands at 160 and will rise to 190 over the next few months. “There are great opportunities for advancement and promotion,” the Human Resources Manager revealed.Padraig Monaghan, who has been Senior Vice-President, Government Claims Operations since October 2012, and has teams located in Ireland, America and India, disclosed that between 70 and 80% of their staff were non-I.T. And half of those had no formal third level education at all. “It’s not all about high-tech,” he pointed out.Declan McBearty joined the KER Group – the company specializes in a range of engineering services to the offshore industry – after finishing secondary school in 1999, having gained his apprenticeship in electrical trading. His message to the attendance was that they were never too old to do an apprenticeship, citing a KER employee who had registered as an apprentice just before his 30th birthday.Further advice followed from the panelists – the importance of customer service skills, communication and interpersonal skills, undertaking computer courses, never viewing a task as being beneath you, employing a proper attitude, and boasting a sound knowledge of the company you are applying to join. The issue of age arose again but as Ms Monahan insisted: “It does not matter what age you are if you have the right attitude.”The question of the JobBridge programme, which has come in for some criticism, was posed by the chairperson with the UnitedHealth Group representative, Mr Monaghan revealing that his company did not avail of this particular scheme as they preferred to create permanent employment.”That is the local choice we have made but I believe JobBridge has had a lot of negative press which is unwarranted.”The positive progressions of the quartet of companies involved were mirrored in the story of the KER Group which is about to open new premises in Killybegs. Its General Manager pointed back to the recessionary days of 2011 when staff had to be let go and when they were forced to implement a plan for survival. Four years on they were now focusing on a plan for growth.All of the speakers highlighted the main benefit Donegal had when it came to attracting industry and visitors to the county. “People come to our hotel from all over the world and it’s the people they talk about,” the Lough Eske Castle representative stressed.In his closing remarks, Declan Thomas pointed out that education was key and declared that employees were keen to see that job seekers had invested in themselves.Reflecting on the panel discussion and the Training Fair, Sean Debney, Adult Guidance Coordinator, described it as “excellent”.“All of the questions posed were very relevant and the advice was very practical. We’re very happy with the turnout from students and the general public,” he added.*****************************************************************VIEW FROM THE STANDSSusan Morgan, representing St Mary’s University College in Belfast, expressed “surprise” at the number of mature adults attending the fair. “It’s not something I’ve encountered at other fairs that I’ve been at. Normally, those attending these fairs would be in the younger age bracket but here, there’s a great diversity and a huge range of people which is very interesting.”She added: “We have a few every year from Donegal at our college and we’ve had a few enquiries here again today. One man who had been in the construction industry for twenty years was one of those expressing an interest. He wasn’t old enough to retire and said he needed to rethink where he was going.”Marketing Officer with the Letterkenny I.T., Nicola Dunnion, revealed a lot of enquiries concerning both full-time and part-time courses.“We’ve had great feedback here at the LYIT stand – the fair offers a great opportunity to showcase what we can offer and also what the county can offer in terms of further education and training options.”The ETB stands were also extremely busy throughout the day. “People are looking for a down to earth approach and that’s what we offer here.“This lets them see the range of courses that is available. It’s important that the right people are involved in the right programmes and that’s what we are here to help them with,” pointed out ETB representative Chris McGee.The Regional Employment Service, based at the Congress Resource Centre on Letterkenny’s Pearse Road, offers a range of services and advice on helping people to securing work.“We can also offer advice on C.V.’s and interview techniques and the like. We’ve had quite a few enquiries today asking about training courses that are available,” indicated Helen Clarke, Project Officer with the R.E.S. “People know what they want and are quite specific.”Close by, the Congress Resource Centre stand, has also been receiving enquiries “mostly about courses” as Anne Marie Carroll discloses. “Most of the people I have spoken to are quite positive which is very encouraging,” she stated.At the stand for the Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre, Sean McCrudden said there had been a “good reaction” to what they had to offer. “There has been quite a lot of interest with a lot of people asking about part-time courses.”The Centre, he revealed, offered a 44 week course on a five day a week basis. “It has generated a good deal of interest,” he added.********************************************************FROM A CABINET MAKER TO A DEGREE IN PSYCHOLOGYFrom the craft of cabinet-maker to a degree in psychology – not a journey many will have undertaken in the leap from career to further education.But Gweedore man, Dominic Boner, has done precisely that – and is not finished yet as he trawls through the variety of options available at the Donegal ETB Further Education and Training Fair.“I worked as a cabinet-maker but then that work dried up somewhat. And then I changed track completely,” he laughs.A one-year access course got him into the psychology degree course at Magee College in Derry. “It was just an idea I had and something I decided I wanted to try. “At 54 years of age, he considers his educational pursuits will bring him down a few more avenues. “I’m planning to do a range of courses and the Training Fair is giving me a lot of good insights into what’s available.“It’s always something to fall back on if things don’t pick up again in the cabinet-making industry,” says Dominic.****************************************************************************A TRUE GROWTH INDUSTRYConor Gallinagh knows more than most the value of growing into a career. His family run the well known Finn Valley Nursery Garden Centre in Stranorlar where he has spent many a hard-working day tending to the needs of a large customer base.“I grew up with it having been involved from knee-high and it was always something that interested me.”He is currently undertaking an honours degree course in Horticulture at U.C.D. and to this end is spending a six weeks work placement with the body, Teagasc providing integrated courses in his native county. “It’s a very intense course, very science based for the first two years.”As part of his placement, Conor is helping to man the Teagasc stand at the ETB fair and is in the perfect position to point patrons in the right direction.“There are very diverse career options out there in the horticulture industry. A lot of work out there,” he insists.Local Education Officer with Teagasc, Art McGrath, says the demand for agriculture courses has never been greater. Part of the reason for this he puts down to the new CAP regime which stipulates training schemes for those involved in the industry.“We’ve been busy enough here today. For instance we took along eighty brochures to give out and all of them are gone at this stage,” he points out.**********************************************************************HOW THE STUDENTS VIEWED IT…Both Danielle Grant from Ballybofey and Shannon Meehan from Letterkenny were impressed with the information they had received.“At every stand, they were willing to talk through everything with you which was very helpful. It’s certainly given me food for thought,” said Danielle.Shannon agreed. “They couldn’t have been more helpful. But I’ve a lot of reading to do now,” she smiled, as she carried out a handful of brochures and booklets from the fair.Katie O’Rourke echoed the viewpoint. “It’s an excellent event, very well attended and very well run. The range of providers is very impressive and there’s a lot of information available.“ETB has done a fantastic job in organising this,” she declared.NEWS FOCUS: DONEGAL WORKERS ARE BEST IN THE WORLD, ETB JOBS FAIR TOLD was last modified: April 2nd, 2015 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:donegalETBjobstraininglast_img read more

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Taxpayers Fund Anti-Science Materialist Myths

first_imgNASA and the NSF give tons of money to materialists to promote lies about chemistry and the origin of life.“Was the Secret Spice in Primal Gene Soup a Thickener?” a press release from Georgia Tech teases. “More evidence that life could have evolved with relative ease: New research supports ancestors of genes self-copying in a mushy puddle.”What follows reaches beyond falsehood into mythology. The perhapsimaybecouldness index is off the charts.The original recipe for gene soup may have been simple — rain, a jumble of common molecules, warm sunshine, and nighttime cooling. Then add a pinch of thickener.That last ingredient may have helped gene-like strands to copy themselves in puddles for the first time ever, billions of years ago when Earth was devoid of life, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found. Their novel discoveries add to a growing body of evidence that suggests first life may have evolved with relative ease, here and possibly elsewhere in the universe.Nick Hud’s barbiturate team (see 5/10/16) created a completely unrealistic scenario to promote a materialist view of life’s origin. He knows that RNA and DNA strands “snap together” into useless forms too fast, so he added a thickener, glycholine, which his team admits “was not likely present on pre-biotic Earth.”His team also completely ignored the information problem of sequencing nucleotides or amino acids into meaningful, functional molecules. But for his completely irrelevant work, he gets government money:The research was funded by the National Science Foundation and the NASA Astrobiology Program under the NASA/NSF Center for Chemical Evolution (grant number CHE-1504217) and by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (grant number DGE-1148903).The research didn’t even work. He had to use an enzyme from living cells. Using an existing enzyme begs the question of how such a complex molecular machine could have arisen from a messy molecular soup by chance. He is also aware that competing cross-reactions would have inhibited any progress toward a self-replicating, living cell. But now, the team is calling for even more money:The enzymes would not have been present on a prebiotic Earth, and although there are chemical procedure for ligating RNA, “no one has developed a chemistry so robust yet that it could replace the enzyme,” Grover said.Finding one that could have worked on a prebiotic Earth would be a worthy aim for further research.Do the taxpayers even know or care how this money is being spent?That’s why we need Illustra Media’s new film ORIGIN. Visit the website and buy up copies to distribute. Don’t let the OoL Follies continue their campaign of misinformation. Fight lies with the truth! (Visited 28 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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TPP a big deal for U.S. agriculture

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement is a big deal for U.S. agriculture.“The TPP negotiation is the largest regional free trade agreement struck in the past 20 years. Now it has to be ratified by all of the participants,” said Ian Sheldon, Ohio State University ag economist. “TPP is significant because the countries account for 40% of global GDP. I have my doubts, though, as to whether we are going to see this ratified in the U.S until after the next election.”The partnership includes 12 countries: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam and the United States. The agreement is anticipated to reduce more than 18,000 tariffs, including some agricultural trade barriers.Although the full agreement has yet to be published publicly, several institutions are forecasting impressive economic growth under TPP. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service estimates that TPP will result in a 6.6% increase in agricultural trade by 2025. This increase will account for an additional $8.5 billion in the agricultural marketplace, assuming the complete elimination of existing agricultural tariffs by 2025, Sheldon said. Additionally, the ERS anticipates that the agreement will result in a 33% overall increase in U.S. exports and a 10% increase in imports by 2025.Like any trade deals, there are winners and losers with the TPP, and Sheldon said that U.S. agriculture is a big winner, largely at the expense of Japanese agriculture.“U.S. ag exports with TPP will increase by $2.8 billon — a 33% increase in market share. The U.S. will be the big winner and most of the gains will be coming from Japan. Japan will account for a 68% increase in agricultural imports. Beef and dairy products will account for 25%  and 19% respectively of increased value with TPP trade,” Sheldon said.In addition, the Peterson Institute for International Economics, a private, nonprofit and nonpartisan research institute, estimates that under TPP, $225 billion will be added to global gross domestic product by 2025, including $77 billion to U.S. GDP. The institute forecasts that U.S. manufacturing industry exports will grow by about 4.5% by 2025 due to TPP.However, Sheldon said, some of the biggest winners look to be smaller countries involved in the partnership, such as Vietnam.“We will see a much bigger impact on some of the emerging economies included in the negotiations,” Sheldon said. “For example, Vietnam is anticipated to receive a 10.5% increase in GDP thanks to TPP. My sense is that Vietnam is a winner because China is not in the agreement.”Vietnam, which is a low labor cost economy, will expand as a manufacturing hub in industries such as textiles, and will have preferential access to these other 11 economies included in the agreement, he said.“However, at the same time, it looks like the agreement partners are trying to tighten up things like state-owned enterprises, which would impact Vietnam since it is a communist country,” Sheldon said. “These stipulations could also impact China, should it choose to participate in the future.”Sheldon said the long-term objective of TPP is to align Asian economies and serve as a template for future free trade agreements that might include China. Additionally, Sheldon said that the agreement is anticipated to have an important impact on trade in services, rules on intellectual property rights, as well as environmental and labor regulations.Sheldon’s talk was part of yesterday’s kickoff of the 2015-2016 Agricultural Policy and Outlook series from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE). The event initiates a series of local meetings to be held statewide.The meetings will feature presentations by AEDE experts on matters the agricultural community should expect in 2016, including policy changes, key issues and market behavior with respect to farm, food and energy resources, and the environment.In addition to Sheldon, speakers for the series include:Matt Roberts, a grain economist, who will discuss his outlook for the 2016 grain market.Brent Sohngen, an environmental economist, who will present an analysis of President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan and its possible impact on Ohio.Ani Katchova, leader of Ohio State’s Farm Income Enhancement program, who will discuss farm transitions in U.S. agriculture.Barry Ward, leader of OSU Extension’s Production Business Management program, who will present an analysis of land values, cash rents, crop input costs and potential crop profitability in 2016.The county meetings, which are open to the public, will be held on the following dates:Dec. 16, 4 p.m., at the Attica Fairgrounds Social Hall, 15131 E. Township Road 12 in Attica. RSVP: Jon Ewald, jewald@suttonbank.com or 800-422-3641, or register online at www.suttonbank.com by Dec. 9. Cost: free with reservation by Dec. 9; $20 without a reservation.Jan. 20, 8:30 a.m., at Der Dutchman, 445 S. Jefferson Ave., in Plain City. RSVP: Union County Extension, 937-644-8117 by Jan. 13. Cost: $10.Jan. 20, 4 p.m., at the Bellevue VFW Hall, 6104 U.S. Route 20 in Bellevue. RSVP: Valerie Bumb, BumbV@fnblifetime.com or 419-483-7340 by Jan. 13. Cost: free with reservation; $22 without a reservation.Jan. 22, 9:30 a.m., at the Fisher Auditorium at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave. in Wooster. RSVP: Wayne County Extension, lewandowski.11@osu.edu or 330-264-8722 by Jan. 15. Cost: $15.Feb. 15, 7:30 a.m., at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Noecker Hall, 135 East Mound St. in Circleville. RSVP: Pickaway County Extension, 740-474-7534 by Feb. 8. Cost: $10.Feb. 19, noon, at Romer’s Party Room, 118 East Main St. in Greenville. RSVP: Darke County Extension, custer.2@osu.edu or 937-548-5215 by Feb. 12. Cost: $20.Feb. 24, 6 p.m., at the Jewell Community Center, 7900 Independence Road in Defiance. RSVP: Defiance County Extension, clevenger.10@osu.edu or 419-782-4771 by Feb. 19. Cost: $15 in advance or $30 at the door.A meal is provided at each meeting and is included in the registration cost. Questions can be directed to the local hosts noted above.Additionally, a new offering this year is a webinar to enable participants to join remotely from their own home or office. The webinar will be held on Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m. RSVP at regonline.com/AgOutlook2016 by Jan. 25. Cost: $10.last_img read more

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Ready, Set, Go: The Great Geocaching Block Party 2013 Travel Bug Race!

first_imgBin of Trackables entered into The Great Geocaching Block Party Travel Bug RaceUnd so fängt alles an – Das Große Geocaching Block Party 2013 Travel Bug®–Rennen! Heute entlassen wir die bei der Block Party 2012 gesammelten Trackables in den Geocaching.com–HQ–Cache. Diese Trackables müssen mindestens 2013 Meilen reisen, um ihr Travel Bug–Ziel zu erreichen und eine große Geschenktüte voll mit Geocaching.com–Artikeln zu gewinnen. Außerdem müssen sie vor der Geocaching Block Party 2013 zum Geocaching.com–HQ in Seattle zurückkehren. Die Trackables treten außerdem in diesen Disziplinen gegeneinander an:Als Schnellster TB zurück zum HQ (nach zurücklegen der Mindestentfernung)TB mit den meisten MeilenTB mit den meisten bereisten LändernTB mit dem besten BildTB mit dem besten LogeintragTB, der von den meisten Geocachern transportiert wurdeTB mit dem kreativsten “Hitchhiker” (am TB befestigter Gegenstand)Lackeys [Geocaching.com–Mitarbeiter] nehmen auch am großen Geocaching Block Party 2013 Travel Bug®–Rennen teil, jedoch ohne Anspruch auf Preise. Verfolge diesen Blogbeitrag, um diese Power–Rennteilnehmer in Aktion zu sehen. Wir wünschen Deinem Travel Bug viel Erfolg und möge das Glück stets mit Dir sein.Die Gewinner werden bei der Block Party 2013 bekanntgegeben. Wenn Du nächstes Jahr am Wettbewerb teilnehmen willst, musst Du Deinen Trackable persönlich bei der Block Party am 17. August 2013 in Seattle, WA abgeben.Ein besonderes Lob geht an Narilka für ihren Beitrag zu diesem großartigen Trackable–Logbuch. SharePrint RelatedThe Great Geocaching Block Party 2013 Travel Bug RaceAugust 17, 2012In “Community”Coming Down the Homestretch: The Great Geocaching Block Party 2013 Travel Bug RaceAugust 14, 2013In “Community”Announcing the Victors of The Great Geocaching Block Party 2013 Travel Bug RaceAugust 27, 2013In “Community” Geocacher Division:Geocacher–Abteilung:Lackey Division:Lackey–Abteilung:ADDITIONAL TRACKABLE STORIES:Zusätzliche Trackable Geschichten:Shareyour Trackable stories for a chance to win a rare and covetedMoun10bike Trackable.Share your Trackable stories for a chance to win the rare and coveted Moun10bike coinTeile jetzt Deine Trackable-Geschichten mit anderen und habe die Chance auf diesem seltenen und begehrten Moun10Bike Trackable.Shop Now to Find Trackable Week Discounts of 10% or MoreFinde jetzt Rabatte von 10% oder mehr während der Trackable-Woche(Für Trackables von teilnehmenden Anbietern)Learn and share Trackable EtiquettePrüfe und schaue Dir die Trackable Etikette anCheck out the Travel Bug that’s traveled far enough to circle the globe 8 times… and is still moving (and moving, and moving…)Schau Dir den Travel Bug an, der so weit gereist ist, um den Globus 8 Mal zu umrunden… und er ist immer noch unterwegs (und bewegt sich und bewegt sich…)Watch the 4 videos that will show your everything-you-ever-needed-to-know-about-Trackables.Entdecke die Grundlagen der Trackables… von der Aktivierung bis zum auf die Reise schicken. Share with your Friends:More One of the Travel Bug RacersAnd so it begins – The Great Geocaching Block Party 2013 Travel Bug® Race! Today we will release Trackables collected at the 2012 Geocaching Block Party into the Geocaching.com HQ cache. To fulfill their Travel Bug destiny and win a great grab bag of Geocaching.com swag and merchandise, these trackables must travel a minimum of 2013 miles and return to Geocaching.com HQ in Seattle prior to the 2013 Geocaching Block Party. Additionally, these TBs will compete in the following categories:Fastest TB back to HQ (after traveling the minimum mileage)TB with the most mileageTB to travel to the most countriesTB with the best pictureTB with the best log entryTB with the most geocachers who moved the TBTB with the most creative Hitchhiker (item the TB is attached to)Lackeys will be competing in the The Great Geocaching Block Party 2013 Travel Bug® Race as well, but not eligible for prizes. Keep an eye on this blog post to check out these power racers in action. Best of luck to your Travel Bug and may the odds be ever in your favor.The winners will be announced at the 2013 Block Party. If you would like to enter next year’s competition, you must present your trackable in-person at the 2013 Block Party, which will be held in Seattle, WA  on August 17, 2013.last_img read more

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Learn the Lingo: 15 Weird Filmmaking Terms

first_imgFrom cheeseplates to deadcats, let’s take a look at some strange filmmaking terms.When it comes to filmmaking, there are a lot of strange terms. Learning the lingo is a rite of passage that every filmmaker has to go through. Let’s take a look at some of the stranger filmmaking terms out there and figure out what they mean.C-47Other Names: CP-47, 47, Peg, Ammo, BulletOn a film set, a C-47 is simply a clothespin. The origin of why it came to be called a C-47 is somewhat fuzzy. Some say it was named after the C-47 airplane because of it’s versatility. Others say they were named after the bin in which they were stored. No matter the origin, a C-47 is one of the most-used tools on a film set. Typically they are used to clamp filters to the barn doors of lights, but they can also be used to hold up fabric or prank unsuspecting crewmembers.JuicerOther Names: ElectricianNo, a juicer isn’t a kitchen appliance or muscular person. In film, a juicer refers to an on-set electrician. A juicer is one of the most important roles on set, as there’s typically a lot of power required to operate all of the various pieces of equipment associated with shooting a film.MartiniOther Names: Martini ShotA Martini, or Martini Shot, is the final shot before wrapping the set for the day. It’s supposedly called the Martini shot because the next shot would be taken out of a glass, aka post-wrap drinking. It’s also been said that in the early days of Hollywood, stars would begin their post-wrap party a little early and start drinking martinis during the last shot. When you hear the term martini said on set, it brings about as much joy as a couple of real ones.StingerOn a film set, stinger refers to a single extension cord. A stinger refers to any size of extension cord. Typically on a film set, stingers will be black instead of the bright orange cables found at local hardware stores.LegsWhen a filmmaker is talking about legs, they’re typically talking about the legs of a tripod. On most professional tripods, the head and the legs can be easily separated. Professional tripod legs are usually made out of carbon fiber, as they are light, tough, and good in extreme conditions.SticksSticks is another word for tripod on a film set. If someone were to say grab the sticks, they would be referring to both the legs and head of the tripod.BabyOther Names: Baby Stick, Baby LegsA baby on a film set is a small set of tripod legs. Tripod legs come in all shapes and forms, but if you are wanting to put your camera extremely close to the ground, you’ll want to go lower than what most standard tripod legs will allow. To do this you will want to use a baby, or small tripod legs, to get low-angle shots.StrikeOther Names: StrikingTo strike on a film set simply means to turn on a production light or series of lights. While it is less common in modern filmmaking, every now and then you might hear someone yell “striking” when turning on a light. However, some argue that it is much better to simply say “mind your eyes, light coming on.”CheeseplateA cheeseplate is a metal plate with holes designed to serve as a multipurpose utility bracket for various film related accessories. While cheeseplates come in all shapes and sizes, they are almost always used to create camera rigs. The holes allow the user to mount screw-based devices easily.Abby SingerAbbey Singer refers to the second-to-last shot at a specific film location. It was named after Abbey Singer (pictured above, far left), a famous production manager who would alert his crew two shots before the set needed to be collapsed.CookieOther Names: CucolorisA cookie is a device used to mask light patterns onto a background. Cookies can come in all shapes and sizes, but they’re almost always placed on a stand separate from the actual light source. They’re called cookies because their hole patterns look like a chocolate chip cookie.Run and GunRun and gun is a term used to describe a style of filmmaking with very little production equipment besides a camera. Run and gun is typically used in documentary-style filmmaking, as filmmakers aren’t always given the luxury of a controlled set. With cameras quickly progressing in dynamic range and sensitivity, it is becoming increasingly popular for indie filmmakers to utilize a run and gun approach to their craft.Dead CatOther Names: Wind Muff, Mic CoverOn a film set, a dead cat is a fuzzy cover that goes around the end of a boom mic to block out wind distortion. The name fits the accessory perfectly, as its furry exterior makes it look just like a dead cat. Rode currently sells a DeadWombat that is slightly larger than a traditional dead cat.ClapperOther Name: Film Slate, Clapboard, Slate, Clapperboard, Slapperboard, Time Slate, BoardA clapper is a board used for syncing and identifying a shot in post. A clapper is most notably the most iconic accessory on any movie set. Typically a clapper will have a place to write the scene, take, and shot with some other information like production title, director, and DP.Know of any other weird film terms? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

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