WATCH: Exceptional family friendly home on the market in Drumkeen

first_imgA beautiful family home located in a quiet, scenic area less than 10 minutes from Letterkenny Town is on the market for €285,000.The property is finished to the highest standard with quality fixtures and fittings at every turn. Benefiting from a large detached garage and landscaped garden with external lighting and patio area.Occupying circa 0.6-acre elevated site lovingly finished with compacted Cranford Stone driveway and shelterbelt of treessurrounding the entire perimeter.It will undoubtedly make a beautiful family home and a must-see.You can view the full listing with photos by Joseph Reynolds here!WATCH: Exceptional family friendly home on the market in Drumkeen was last modified: September 22nd, 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

Marcus Lattimore: 49ers’ Deebo Samuel has Hall of Fame potential

first_imgSANTA CLARA – Marcus Lattimore, drawing from his own experience as a 49ers draftee, knows exactly what advice to give Deebo Samuel as he leaves their South Carolina roost.“Better start looking for an apartment now,” Lattimore said in a phone interview Wednesday night. “He’s so excited, until he sees those prices. He’s tight with his money.”Samuel, the 49ers’ second-round draft pick, gave 49ers fans reason to be excited with how he looked Friday as rookie minicamp began.Lattimore’s been …last_img read more

South Africa considers compulsory pre-schooling

first_img24 July 2014 The government plans to conduct a review of the relevent legislation that could make it compulsory for all South African children to receive at least two years of pre-school education, says Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. Speaking to journalists ahead of her department’s budget vote in Parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday, Motshekga said the country’s National Development Plan (NDP) underlined the need for for all children to have at least two years of pre-school education. “The [African National Congress], in its manifesto, echoes this sentiment of making two years of pre-school education compulsory,” the minister said. “Due to success in rolling out early childhood development (ECD) programmes, a legislative review to make schooling for young people aged five to 15 years compulsory is on the cards.” The minister said that a national curriculum framework for children under the age of four years would be piloted in September and rolled out at registered ECD centres from January 2015. “All preparations, like practitioner training and supply of resources, have already started, and will be completed this calendar year.” Motshekga said the first ever impact evaluation of Grade R on learning outcomes was conducted in 2013, and a report was presented to Cabinet in March. “In response to the recommendations made, a management plan has been approved to strengthen the quality of implementation of Grade R schooling in our country, especially in relation to teaching.”Teacher development ‘a major focus area’ Motshekga also announced that, in line with the NDP’s aim to improve results, especially in maths and science, teacher development would be one of her department’s major focus areas over the next five years. This would include ensuring that the conditions of service, recruitment, deployment and development of teachers was closely monitored and properly implemented. In addition, following a recommendation by President Jacob Zuma, a ministerial task team on reading, maths, science and technology had been integrated into the department’s plans. “All of us involved in this sector know very well that in order for us to improve the quality of our education outcomes, instruction has to improve,” she said. Source: read more

Considering growing wheat in wide rows?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Growers are interested in wide-row wheat production due to reductions in equipment inventory (i.e., lack of grain drill) and to allow intercropping of soybean into wheat. With funding from the Ohio Small Grains Marketing Program and the Michigan Wheat Program, we’ve conducted row width trials to examine variety selection and seeding rate. Here are some considerations if you plan on growing wheat in wide rows this fall:Variety selectionVariety selection is very important when growing wheat in 15-inch row spacing as yield is influenced by wheat variety. Each year, we conduct a 15-inch wheat variety trial in Wayne and Crawford County. Varieties selected for evaluation in 2015 were the top 25 yielding varieties in the 2014 Ohio Wheat Performance Test. In 2015, varieties averaged 81.2 bushels per acre with a range of 72.0 to 85.1 bushels per acre across both locations. Seeding rate was 25 seeds per foot of row (871,200 seeds per acre) for all varieties. The Ohio Wheat Performance Test for 15-Inch Row Spacing can be found here: rateIn the Ohio Wheat Performance Test for 15-Inch Row Spacing, we used a seeding rate of 871,200 seeds per acre. However, many farmers were curious how wide-row wheat yielded at higher seeding rates. Three trials were established during the 2013-2014 growing season and one trial was established during the 2014-2015 growing season in Fulton County to compare wide-row wheat grown at 1 million and 1.5 million seeds per acre to the standard practice of wheat grown in narrow rows at 2 million seeds per acre. Averaged across the four site-years, the standard practice of wheat grown in 7.5-inch row width yielded 15% greater than wheat grown at 15-inch row width. However, there was no difference in yield when wheat was grown at 1.0 and 1.5 million seeds per acre. Planting 1 million seeds per acre was adequate to maximize yield in wide-row wheat production. A draft of the 2014 report can be viewed at: Plant dateWe recommend planting wheat within 10 days of the Hessian Fly Safe Date. Fall wheat growth is reduced when planting is delayed resulting in reduced winter hardiness. The Hessian Fly Safe Date for each county can be found at: controlWide row wheat should be planted into a weed-free seedbed accomplished with tillage or burndown herbicides. With wider row spacing and more sunlight reaching the soil surface, we recommend using an approved post-emergent wheat herbicide in the spring as well. Be sure to observe label restrictions if you plan on a second crop into wheat or after wheat. Herbicides labeled for use in wheat are listed on page 131 of the 2015 Weed Control Guide for Ohio and Indiana found at: Disease Management in wide-row wheatChanging management practices such as row spacing, planting density (seeding rate), and N-rate may lead to changes in the microclimate within a wheat field. And these changes may affect the spread and development of diseases. As part of the same OSGMP-funded research project, we evaluated the development of foliar and spike diseases in wide-row (15-inch) wheat compared to standard or narrow-row (7.5-inch) wheat. In two of the three years of the study (2014 and 2015), both the average incidence (number of head with scab out of a 100 heads) and severity of head scab (percent of head area with scab symptoms) were higher in 15-inch rows than in 7.5-inch rows.Since our results also showed that wheat grown in 7.5-inch rows generally had higher yields and test weights than wheat grown in 15-inch row, we also evaluated higher N-rates as an option for increasing grain yield and quality in wide-row wheat. In all three years (2013, 2014 and 2015), increasing N resulted in higher leaf rust severity. For instance, in 2015, leaf rust severity was 18% in plots that received 80 pounds of N per acre, 24% in plots that received 120 pounds of N per acre acre, and 31% in plots that received 160 pounds of N per acre. The good news is that a single application of a fungicide (Prosaro), effectively controlled leaf rust (when applied at boot) and suppressed head scab (when applied flowering) in both wide-row and narrow-row wheat. So, is you are thinking of planting wheat in wide rows, you should have a disease management plan, particularly if you plan to use higher N rates.last_img read more

How Readers Respond When a Magazine Goes DigitalOnly

first_imgWhile the forum for non-paying readers hasn’t provoked much response, the subscriber forum is blowing up. True to form, it’s primarily the people who have a problem with the decision who are posting (one reader also set up his own LinkedIn poll saying, “Maybe if the LJ staff sees a graph of their reader’s opinions they will realize how wrong they are”). Still, these posts can give other publishers a sense of what they might be facing if they’re considering a digital-only jump (and what they may need to do to make it palatable for their audience). Even a tech readership like LJ‘s seems reluctant to give up its print. “I don’t have much to say other then I am completely disappointed with the decision to go all digital,” posts one reader. “Just because we’re techheads, doesn’t mean we all walk around with friggin ipads or iphones and read pdfs on the crapper.”Others rebel against the price of a digital subscription. “This is ridiculous, why would I want to pay $30 for a digital subscription,” writes another reader. “I can already view practically all the issues online (all but the last 2). So why would I want to pay to get some silly pdf file which will likely still be full of ads. Frustrate customer, will not be renewing without print.P.S. HOW is this a benefit of digital over a physical magazine? ‘Off-line reading: you can download one article or the entire magazine and conveniently take with you. You also can print any pages you want.’ I can take my whole magazine with me as it is, no need to download anything.”Much of the frustration comes from the current digital format. “PDF has never been a proper digital format for delivering the magazine. . .” writes one reader. “’Enhanced Digital Edition’? An even worse insult to a paying customer. It’s like all the similar bad imitations of print magazines being tried on people in the last 10 years. . . A dedicated app? Yeah right, just what I need. Another app that tries to replicate something that can be achieved without one. . .Just give us a proper ePub version already. I for one do not want an imitation of a paper product. I want something done in a format meant for the eReader / iPad it’s going to be read on. In the FAQ you mention more features in the future like interactivity and video. These are things that can be accommodated by a format such as ePub and it can be used by the users in their favorite reader / management apps. It is a format specifically meant for this purpose. Bottom line. PDF or ‘EDE’ are not options. It’s either ePub* or I’ll walk.”Another is a big fan of the content, but not the format: “While the articles in Linux Journal are excellent, and well worth the subscription prices, the total conversion to ‘digital media’ negates the worth of the magazine (to me) to the point where the publisher would have to pay me to read it in a digital media format. I paid for a hardcopy magazine, and will not accept a digital-only version.”However, others are welcoming LJ‘s jump to 100 percent digital:”I for one applaud your decision to go digital,” writes a reader. “Where is it written that we must have books and magazines on paper? Time for a change, and I believe this is a change for the better — less wasteful, easy to search, active links to resources, bookmarks, etc. And as our digital technology advances, it’s only going to get better yet. Your Enhanced Digital Edition looks great! And the pdf, too. It would be nice to have in epub format as well. Keep up the good work!”Linux Journal seems to have a passionate audience that’s heavily invested in its content. Going forward, the publication’s success will depend not just on going 100 percent digital but offering a digital version that works. Just as some consumer publishers had to learn that a successful iPad app in these early days is more about quick downloads and easy navigation than self-indulgent design and spasm-inducing rich media, b-to-b publishers have to understand that good content won’t excuse a bad reading experience for most readers. The number of magazines folding or going digital-only just within the last 72 hours has us flashing back to 2009. Linux Journal–which launched in 1994 serving the Linux computing market–is yet another publication whose August 2011 issue will be its last in print. “The big computer-industry trade magazines from the ’90s have either disappeared or gone digital,” writes senior editor Doc Searls in a note to readers. “Of the big three publishers, only IDG is still intact, but relatively few of its old magazines are still in print [EDIT NOTE: IDG is quick to point out that in the U.S., only InfoWorld went digital-only, while Computerworld, CIO, Network World, PC World and Macworld remain in print]. We survived while others failed by getting lean and staying focused. But the costs of printing and distributing continue to go up. We could keep publishing in print if we could raise the number of advertiser pages, but we don’t see that happening. What we do see is a core readership that has stuck with us, along with Linux, for a generation. You, our readers, are at the heart of Linux, and always have been. We want to keep that heart beating.”Beginning with its September issue (#209), all subscribers will be offered the Linux Journal Digital Edition, which features a PDF version delivered via e-mail. Linux Journal also says it will have custom iPhone, iPad and Android apps ready by September. To its credit, Linux Journal is making the discussion around its new strategy public by setting up forums for subscribers and non-paying readers.last_img read more

Live News traffic and weather updates for North Staffordshire South Cheshire on

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. UP NEXT:UP NEXT: Click for Sound Watch again Video will play in  Video Loading Video Unavailablecenter_img We pay for stories! Send your videos to video@trinitymirror.comWelcome to The Sentinel’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Thursday, June 7. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the weather, traffic and travel as well as news, sport and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @SOTLive – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on Facebook – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. You’ll also find us on Instagram here . 23:02That’s all for todayJoin us tomorrow from 7am for the latest news, weather, travel updates and more.22:55Weather forecast for tonightAccording to the Met Office, cloud will thicken overnight bringing the risk of some showery bursts of rain, perhaps heavy and thundery in places. It will be warm and humid for all. Minimum temperature 12 °C.20:46Accident in Dresden now clearedThe accident on Carlisle Street in Dresden has now cleared and traffic is now moving in both directions between Peel Street and A5035 Belgrave Road, near Bargain Booze. 19:30This ‘cheese guru’ from Trentham Shopping Village is one of the country’s best!Nicola Beardmore proved she was ‘whey’ out in front of her rivals – after winning the Young Cheesemonger of the Year award.Nicola overcame seven other competitors from across the country after being invited to contest the prize at the British Cheese Awards in Somerset.Nicola excelled in rounds such as a cheeseboard discussion, a cut and wrap exercise, identification test and ‘Masterrind’ – a Mastermind-style quiz – in the final at the Royal Bath and West Show.She had earlier won through to the big event by writing a brief history of her work and choosing how she would spend £20 on cheese for six people.Nicola, who works at the Brown and Green Deli at the Trentham Estate, has now returned home to Longton with her prizes – a trophy and ‘cheese iron’ which is used to take samples.Read the full report here.Award-winning Nicola Beardmore with her trophies19:07Caravan ‘towed’ before travellers leave popular city parkTravellers have been evicted from a park – with one caravan even spotted being towed away.A group had set up camp at Fenton’s Smithpool Park on Tuesday night with 12 vehicles including vans and caravans.Read the full report here.A caravan was seen on the back of a recovery truck (Pic: Jessica Stone) (Image: Jessica Stone)18:57Dresden street blocked after accidentCarlisle Street in Dresden is blocked in both directions due to an accident between Peel Street and A5035 Belgrave Road, near Bargain Booze.18:40Where to see the cutest baby zoo animals born around Stoke-on-TrentIt’s officially the best time of year to visit the zoo. Why? Because there’s cute baby animals in abundance right now. With little penguins and elephants, plus many more breeds, hatching over the past few weeks, the whole family will be in awe at all the adorableness going on.See them all here!One of the chicks18:16‘Michael Jackson’ has lucky escape after getting stuck in trailerA horse called Michael Jackson had a lucky escape this afternoon – after getting stuck in a trailer.Fire crews from Cannock responded to a call about the 10-year-old cob, who was in trouble near Hatherton.Michael Jackson was an eighteenth birthday present, and had just been collected when he got his front legs caught over the breast bar of the trailer. Read our full story here. Firefighters working to release Michael Jackson the horse. (Image: Staffordshire Fire and Rescue)17:53‘Serious fire’ at terraced house sparked after dog knocks unattended candle overAn investigation into a ‘serious house fire’ in Newcastle this afternoon has revealed the blaze was caused by a dog knocking an unattended candle over.Fire crews from Newcastle, Hanley and Sandyford were called to Orme Roadjust after 11.15am.The blaze started in a bedroom and two adults and two children managed to get out of the terraced house unharmed, although one of them was checked over by paramedics for smoke inhalation.Read the full story here.The window of the bedroom where the fire was sparked (Image: Staffordshire Fire and Rescue)16:30Stop-start traffic on M6 SouthboundWe have reports of one lane blocked, with stop-start traffic, due to an accident on the M6 Southbound between J19 A556 (Knutsford) and J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). Travel time is 35 minutes, and was already heavy in the area following an earlier breakdown. 16:24Traffic hotspots- There is slow traffic on the A500 D Road Northbound between A50 (Sideway Roundabout) and A527 Grange Road (Wolstanton Retail Park).- Slow traffic on the A50 Market Place in both directions between B5051 Moorland Road and A53 Elder Road (Cobridge Traffic Lights). – Usual slow traffic on the A534 Crewe Green Road Eastbound before the roadworks at A5020 University Way (Crewe Green roundabout). 16:12Accident on the motorwayOne lane of the M6 is closed and there is queueing traffic due to an accident on Northbound between Keele Services and J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent).Lane three (of three) is closed.16:06Slow trafficThere is slow traffic and traffic is heavier than normal on the M6 Northbound between Keele Services and J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent).14:51Delays on the motorway and A500There are currently delays on the M6 southbound near to Sandbach and slow traffic on the A500 northbound between Alsager Road (Audley turn off) and M6 J16 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent). if you are heading out that way you may want to give yourself some extra time. 13:58Two lanes of the M6 closedThere is queueing traffic and two lanes of the M6 are closed due to a broken down lorry on Southbound at J17 A534 (Sandbach / Crewe). In the roadworks area. Lanes one and two (of three) are now closed opposite the entry slip road. This is breakdown has occurred within the residual delays of an earlier broken down van. 13:28M6 southbound in CheshireSlow traffic and one lane is blocked due to a broken down van on the M6 southbound between junction 17, Sandbach, and junction 16, Crewe. Lane one, of three, is blocked inside the smart motorway area.13:25Police issue warning about rogue tradersPolice officers are warning families to be vigilant about rogue traders and unsolicited cold callers.Detectives are warning people, especially the elderly, to be on their guard having received reports of rogue traders in the Weston Coyney area.The cold callers often say they are from an official sounding organisation such as the ‘water board’ or offer to complete work the homeowners may not want.Read more.13:18A500 D-roadQueuing traffic on the A500 D Road heading southbound between Stone Road and the M6.12:59M6 northboundOne lane is closed and traffic is queuing because of a broken down lorry on the M6 northbound between junction 16, Crewe, and junction 17, Sandbach, in the roadworks area. Lane one, of three, is closed and recovery work is on going. 12:40Firefighters called to ‘serious house fire’ in terrace street (Image: Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service)Firefighters rushed to a terrace house after receiving reports of a ‘serious house fire’.Appliances from Newcastle, Hanley, and Sandyford were called to Orme Road, Newcastle at around 11.15am today (June 7) to reports of the fire.When they arrived crews found the property was empty and the cause of the fire is not yet known.Read more.10:21Find out who is in court todayToday’s cases include a 40-year-old man, from Penkhull, accused of using a stolen credit card, a 69-year-old Chell woman charged with drink driving and a 22-year-old man accused of harassing a Hanley woman.Follow all the latest court action here. 09:43Firefighters reveal what caused major skip yard fireFirefighters believe arsonists could have targeted a skip yard last night after plumes of smoke were spotted across North Staffordshire.Fire crews from Sandyford and Hanley along with a water carrier from Cheadle were at a skip yard just off Reginald Mitchell Way in Sandyford for more than three hours as they tackled the blaze.Read more.08:53Crewe congestionCongestion on University Way in Crewe heading towards the Crewe Green Roundabout.08:20A34, Congleton Heavy traffic on A34 Manchester Road in both directions between A536 and Moss Lane. Temporary traffic lights are in operation. 07:52A34 Newcastle Road Slow traffic on A34 Newcastle Road Northbound between Child’s Lane and Watery Lane. In the roadworks area. Temporary traffic lights are in operation. 07:47KingsleyReports of accident on A521 Froghall Road at Hammersley Hayes Road. Traffic is coping well. 07:24Find out why this stolen car was travelling into Staffordshire (Image: Staffs Police TST)A man has been arrested after being pulled over by police officers while travelling in a stolen car. The Staffordshire Police Tactical Support Team (TST) stopped the Mercedes this morning as it was travelling into the county from the West Midlands. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle earlier today (June 7) but the driver abandoned the car and tried to make a getaway.Read more.06:58A50 UttoxeterReports of traffic problem and queuing traffic on A50 Eastbound at B5030 Ashbourne Road.Weather forecastToday is set to be a sunny day as the Met Office predicts temperatures could hit around 21 °C. After some early patchy cloud, some good sunshine will develop this morning into the afternoon. Cloud will start to build by the mid afternoon however, with areas of rain perhaps arriving in the south later, bringing the risk of thunder. The band of potentially thundery rain will affect some places through the night, slowly moving northwards. Outside of the rain skies will stay cloudy too. Good morningGood morning and welcome to the StokeonTrentLive news feed for the day. We will be bringing you traffic updates as well as the latest breaking news from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, and South Cheshire. 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Transat Distribution hosts top agents on dream vacation in Cancun

first_img MONTREAL – To reward its top sales travel professionals for all their hard work, Transat Distribution hosted a “well-deserved vacation” last month in the heart of Cancun.Award-winning travel professionals spent a “dream week” seeing all that the Cancun area has to offer. Transat’s leadership team treated the group to an appreciation supper at the Excellence Riviera Cancun, took them to an acrobatic show, and set sail with them on a private catamaran in Isla Mujeres. During the Bravo Awards Gala night hosted by Luxury Retreat, agents were greeted at the Hacienda Magica in Puerto Aventuras and attended Cirque du Soleil’s spectacular Joya performance.“Every year it gives us great pleasure to recognize the exceptional contribution of these travel professionals. They are always ready to give their best, offering the maximum of their time and energy, to meet the needs of their customers,” said Nathalie Boyer, General Manager at Transat Distribution Canada. “To acknowledge their work by having them join the BRAVO Excellence Club is, for us, proof of their importance.”Ontario Bravo WinnersQuebec Bravo WinnersWest Bravo WinnersDanielle Durocher, Rita Polegri, Nathalie Boyer, and Kimberley WoodAmr Younes, VP, Revenue Optimization, Luxury Retreats, and Nathalie Boyer, GM, Transat Distribution Canada Tags: Cancun, Transat Monday, May 28, 2018 Travelweek Group Sharecenter_img Posted by Transat Distribution hosts top agents on dream vacation in Cancun << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more