Campaign for Zero Covid in Ireland launched

first_img Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – February 1, 2021 Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleNew €55m Covid Support Scheme for tourism businesses establishedNext articleNumber of Covid-19 hospitalisations increase to 1,529 News Highland Irish scientists and academics have set up a new campaign to advocate for Zero Covid in Ireland.’We Can Be Zero’ is being established by the Independent Scientific Advocacy Group.Members want an intensification of public health measures until there is zero community transmission of the virus.Associate Professor at the School of Geography at UCD, Julien Mercille, says it can be done if politicians make it a priority:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/zerocovid10am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+center_img Facebook Pinterest Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Campaign for Zero Covid in Ireland launchedlast_img read more

New peanut entomologist

first_img“It’s a big responsibility. It’s going to be a big challenge,” Abney said. “We’re not going to be able to solve all these problems overnight. It’s going to be kind of a grind to get the answers we need.”According to the 2011 Georgia Farm Gate Value Report, peanuts were the third most profitable commodity, generating $586,414,003. Raymond Noblet is nuts about the newest addition to the University of Georgia Entomology family.Starting June 10, Mark Abney will man the peanut entomologist post at the UGA Tifton Campus. Abney, a native of Cochran, returns to his home state after more than a decade at North Carolina State where he worked as an entomology researcher and Extension specialist.“I think we’ve all known for a number of years that we desperately needed insect pest management support for the peanut industry,” said Noblet, head of the UGA entomology department in Athens, Ga. “I think Mark is a guy who will not only do this, but do it with excellence.”Abney arrived at N.C. State in 2001 as a Ph. D student. He was later hired as a researcher before assuming an Extension specialist role in 2007. He has been exclusively working with insects’ impact on vegetables. He says transitioning to peanuts shouldn’t be difficult.“The main thing is understanding the cropping systems and understanding the insects and their biologies, their life histories,” Abney said. “Then you develop control strategies based on those things.”Abney expressed excitement about his new position at UGA.“I think it’s a great opportunity for me, career wise to come down there and work in a system that really values applied agricultural research and has made a commitment to that line of work,” Abney said. Abney’s arrival at UGA means peanut farmers around the state will have an outlet to discuss concerns over insects, like the burrower bug. For several years, peanut producers have had major problems with the bug, which lives in the soil and feeds on kernels inside the pod. As Abney stated, the bug’s not in every field and not in fields every year, making it impossible to predict. Control strategies haven’t been worked out but are high on Abney’s list of priorities. He also plans to deal with other insects like the three cornered alfalfa hopper and spider mites.last_img read more

WTT signs strategic partnership with IMG

first_imgWorld Table Tennis (WTT) is delighted to announce it has entered into a broad, long-term strategic partnership with IMG, a global leader in sports, fashion, events, and media. The extensive alliance, which commences in January 2021, includes global media rights development and distribution, production oversight of WTT events, betting data and streaming rights for IMG Arena, non-exclusive sponsorship representation, as well as the general mandate to grow the sport of table tennis globally. The events covered by the deal will include the World Table Tennis Championships and all tiers of the revamped WTT event structure: Grand Smashes, WTT Cup Finals, WTT Champions Series and WTT Contenders Series. In January 2021, WTT will launch its new WTT Series, a totally revamped competition which will radically change the sport and its perception. Supporting the WTT Series, an innovative commercial strategy will be implemented, controlling content production and enabling digital engagement with fans around the world as well as factoring in best practices and latest consumer trends.Advertisement Loading… Liu Guoliang, WTT Council Chair, stated: “We are very excited to have IMG on board this historic journey to help us professionalize and commercialize table tennis throughout the world, and I look forward to our joint efforts to develop the global game to greater new heights.” Steve Dainton, ITTF CEO and WTT Director, declared: “The World Table Tennis era will revolutionize the sport forever and we are delighted to be welcoming on board an industry powerhouse in IMG, whose wealth of expertise will help us to make this historic transformation for table tennis. This is fantastic news for the sport, the players, the fans, the host cities, the commercial partners and everyone who will be joining us on this exciting journey.” Adam Kelly, Co-President of Media & Events at IMG, also underlined the bright future that lies in wait for table tennis: “This is an exciting partnership at a key stage in the commercial redefinition of table tennis, through WTT, around the world. We share the vision that the ITTF and WTT have for the sport over the coming years and believe our energy, creativity and expertise on a global scale will add true value across all aspects of the WTT business.”read also:Video: Recuperating Abia Governor, Ikpeazu, engages Dr. Achilihu in a table tennis exerciseHe added: “In addition, we are already looking at opportunities to involve other parts of the wider Endeavor network, to further enhance the commercial value and consumer offering for table tennis. We look forward to continuing to build upon this strategic relationship, by adding more services that help to reinvent the sport.” The innovative partnership is structured in a way that allows both partners to work openly and collaboratively to develop all the commercial rights of WTT and to ensure the global growth of table tennis. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemSuperhero Castings That People Hated But Were Amazing8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtGorgeous Asian Actresses All Men Are Crazy AboutA Lot More People Should See Hanna’s Fantastic Bread MasterpiecesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Bodylast_img read more

2017 Corn Planting Cab Cam – Austin Heil, Hardin County

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Farming involves a large number of variables, from equipment to inputs to the weather. For Austin Heil in Hardin County, the most important variable is the planter. He is seeing benefits from new-age upgrades he has added to his older planter. See what he has done to make his planter more efficient and how it has added to the farms bottom line in this Cab Cam with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins, courtesy of Fennig Equipment.last_img

Mobilizy Previews Augmented Reality GPS Navigation App

first_img9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Mobilizy’s CEO Philipp Breuss-Schneeweis argues that there is “huge” potential for location-based advertising. If you are on a long-distance drive, for example, and your GPS tells you that there is a restaurant nearby that offers a discount to weary travelers, you might just stop there to get a bite. There can be no doubt that augmented reality apps are pretty hot right now, and this is the second AR app we have seen this week that deals with traffic. Another enterprising developer showed a preview of an app yesterday that can display the traffic situation around you, depending on where you point your Android phone. Wikitude Drive from Austrian-based developers Mobilizy, is, at its core, a GPS navigation app. What makes the app stand out, however, is that instead of a map, you just see a real-time view of the street ahead of you and the navigation data is shown on top of this video. Wikitude Drive is currently under development and will run on Android phones. According to Mobilizy, the app will offer all the standard GPS navigation features that drivers have become accustomed to. In addition, though, the company also plans to offer “social navigational features” that will help users, for example, find their friends’ locations.AR NavigationJust a few days ago, Mobilizy also released the latest version of its Wikitude World Browser augmented reality (AR) app for Android phones. As the company’s press release notes, Wikitude is Mobilizy’s flagship product, but the company sees navigation as “part of a natural evolutionary process within the field of mobile AR to help people get around in the world.” As with so many of these applications, the best way to get a good feel for them is to watch a video: Tags:#Augmented Reality#news#web 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Related Posts frederic lardinois 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Applast_img read more

More rain in next 3 days weather likely to improve before Puja

first_imgKolkata: Various South Bengal districts and 3 North Bengal districts will receive heavy rainfall in the next three days, the Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore said on Wednesday. The only silver lining for the Puja revellers in the state, however, is that the condition will improve from October 14, as predicted by the weather office.A senior official at the Alipore Met office said the cyclonic storm ‘Titli’, which is currently situated 240 km South-South East of Gopalpur, will hit Gopalpur in Odisha and Kalingapattam in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday morning at a speed of around 140 km per hour. The storm will then move towards the Gangetic plain of Bengal and it will be weaker after entering Bengal. Odisha government has also taken necessary arrangements to combat the situation. Alerts have been issued to the coastal districts of Odisha. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe district administrations of East Midnapore and South 24-Parganas have already taken adequate measures to combat the situation. Visitors were not allowed to go to the sea in Digha on Wednesday as the sea had been swelling and the waves were continuously rising above the normal level.The police administration in Digha put up barricades at various places along the beach which normally see huge footfall. Police conducted awareness campaigns by using microphones at Digha, Mandarmani and other beach towns, alerting the visitors not to bathe in the rough sea. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAccording to the East Midnapore district administration, out of around 2,000 fishing trawlers which had set sail a few days ago, as many as 1,800 have already returned, while the rest are currently 150-200 nautical miles away from the sea shore. It is presumed that the fishing trawlers which are out in the sea will return within Thursday. It may be mentioned here that the state government had already issued an alert to the coastal districts, asking the fishermen not to voyage into the sea between October 10-14 as the sea will remain turbulent during this period. The depression that has formed over Bay-of-Bengal will intensify further, resulting in heavy rain in some districts in the next three days. According to the prediction of the weather office, East Midnapore, West Midnapore, North 24-Parganas and South 24-Parganas will receive heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next three days.Other South Bengal districts like Murshidabad, Nadia, Hooghly, Howrah and Kolkata will witness moderate to heavyrain during the period. Some of the North Bengal districts like Malda, North Dinajpur and South Dinajpur may also see heavy rainfall.”As per the available information, it is expected that there will be no rain in the city from October 15-19. There might be sunny weather during the Puja days. The condition will improve from 14 October,” a senior weather official said.It started raining in various districts of South Bengal, including the city, from Wednesday afternoon. The traffic movement in various parts remained slow on Wednesday, following the rain. A strong wind measuring around 60-80 km per hour may sweep through the South Bengal districts on late Wednesday night.last_img read more

Game of Thrones Studio Tour coming to Northern Ireland in 2020

center_img Friday, April 26, 2019 BANBRIDGE — The world’s only Game of Thrones Studio Tour will open in 2020 in the Linen Mill Studio in Banbridge, Northern Ireland.Now in development with HBO, The Game of Thrones Studio Tour, comprising the imagery, sets, original props and costumes and other behind-the-scenes items from the series will drop fans in the heart of the Seven Kingdoms. Guests will be treated to an up-close look at a wide selection of items pulled straight from the screen and have the opportunity to walk through authentic set pieces from some of the show’s most iconic scenes.Information about Production Design and the Art Department workshops will enhance the visitor experience along with an interactive Costume Department station, displays about the Make-up and Prosthetics Shop, The Armoury and others.Dragonstone Throne RoomDragonstone Map RoomCersei CourtyardCastle Black Mess HallIn collaboration with HBO Licensing & Retail, Linen Mill Studios are designing and building the new 110,000-square-foot interactive experience and will open its gates for visitors in Spring 2020.More news:  A new low for no-frills flying: easyJet assigns backless seat to passengerIt is the first in a series of Game of Thrones Legacy projects announced by HBO last year.Located in Banbridge, Co Down, Linen Mill Studios is part of a family business from Northern Ireland that has operated successfully since the 1800s. From 1832 to 2008 the Linen Mill site in Banbridge was used solely for linen production.Following a significant decline in the local linen industry in 2008, the long association with HBO began. Over the following years, culminating in the filming of the final 8th season in 2018, a third of the 75% of Game of Thrones filmed in Northern Ireland was shot at the Linen Mill Studios.Preparing to open its doors in Spring 2020, the Linen Mill Studios Game of Thrones Studio Tour is the latest chapter in the Linen Mill story.Dana Welch, Manager, Canada for Tourism Ireland says the GOT tour “is due to be of similar scale (if not bigger!) than the Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour in Great Britain – and will play a big part in the continuing Game of Thrones legacy.” Posted bylast_img read more