first_imgNew Donegal manager Rory Gallagher.RORY GALLAGHER’S Donegal have been drawn with Derry, Fermanagh and Queen’s University Belfast in the 2015 Dr McKenna Cup. The winners of Section A and B meet in the semi-finals with the team that tops Section C facing off against the best runners-up.Bank of Ireland have been announced as the new competition sponsors. 2015 Bank of Ireland Dr McKenna CupSection A: Jordanstown, Down, Cavan, MonaghanSection B: Queens, Fermanagh, Donegal, DerrySection C: St Mary’s Belfast, Armagh, Antrim, Tyrone The competition will start on Sunday 4 January with further group games scheduled for 11 and 14 January. DR McKENNA CUP: DONEGAL DRAWN WITH DERRY, FERMANAGH AND QUEEN’S was last modified: November 5th, 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:2015donegalDr McKenna Cuplast_img read more

first_imgA Donegal man has been named TG4’s Singer of the Year.Gort a’ Choirce’s, Lillis Ó Laoire, two-time winner of the premier sean-nós singing competition Corn Uí Riada in 1991 and again in 1994 is to be awarded the title.Lillis now lives in Galway, where he lectures in Irish, folklore and Celtic civilisation at NUI Galway. O’Laoire was raised in a bilingual family and spoke both Irish and English at home.He learned traditional songs in school, but his interest in singing truly began during his time at NUI Galway, where he studied Irish and took classes with celticist Breandán Ó Madagáin.Ó Madagáin taught Irish poetry and texts in relation to music, and O’Laoire became interested in this connection through him.He started publicly singing in competitions at NUI Galway, organised by the Irish language society at the time and in 1986, began competing at the fleadh ceoil. In 1991 and again in 1994, he won the prestigious Corn Uí Riada singing competition at the Oireachtas na Gaeilge. Harper Laoise Kelly from Westport, Co. Mayo is announced as TG4’s ‘Musician of the Year’, and is one of the youngest recipients of the main award to date. Laoise will be awarded the title at TG4’s Gradam Ceoil gala concert which will take place in Belfast’s Waterfront Hall next February.The other award recipients are Lifetime Achievement Award to Séamus Connolly, Outstanding Contribution Award to Nenagh’s Ned Kelly and Composer of the Year to Josephine Marsh.Gradam Ceoil TG4 is 23 years in existence, an awards ceremony that recognises and celebrates the cream of Irish traditional music.The full list of TG4 Gradam Ceoil 2020 recipients reads as follows:Ceoltóir na Bliana/Musician of the Year: Laoise Kelly Ceoltóir Óg/Young Musician of the Year: Sharon HowleyGradam Saoil/Lifetime Achievement: Séamus ConnollyAmhránaí na Bliana/Singer of the Year: Lillis Ó LaoireGradam Comaoine/Outstanding Contribution: Ned Kelly Cumadóir na Bliana / Composer of the Year: Josephine MarshGradam Ceoil TG4 is the premier annual traditional music awards scheme and academy. An independent panel of adjudicators select recipients each year.It is not a competition. The Gradam Ceoil recipients are presented with a specially-commissioned piece by leading sculptor John Coll as well as a small stipend.This year’s awards will be presented at the Gradam Ceoil TG4 concert in the Waterfront Hall, Belfast on Sunday 23rd February and televised live on TG4 at 9:30pm, hosted by Doireann Ní Ghlacáin & Dónal O’Connor, the 2020 Gradam recipients will be joined in performance on stage by their own special musical guests in a unique, star-studded line-up of musicians and award-presenters.TG4 Director General, Alan Esslemont, sais ‘Gradam Ceoil TG4 is 23 years in existence, and recognises the best of traditional Irish music, an initiative that TG4 is immensely proud of. I would like to congratulate all of this year’s winners. They are the embodiment of traditional Irish music and song, and we are delighted to award them the highest honour in Irish music. Gradam Ceoil TG4 will take place in The Waterfront Hall in Belfast for the third year running, a successful collaboration with Belfast City Council, ILBF, Red Shoe Productions and TG4’.Donegal man named TG4’s Singer of the Year was last modified: November 15th, 2019 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)last_img read more

first_imgThe head-shaking saga of the Marinovich family is reaching its concluding chapters. And it’s predictably depressing.A short primer: Marv Marinovich, a two-way lineman at USC in the early 1960s who played one game for the Oakland Raiders in 1965, set about building son Todd into the ultimate athlete, a perfectly engineered quarterback. A trainer (Marv worked for the Raiders after his cameo as a player), he combined his vast expertise and radical practices and turned Todd into what some called a …last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Emily UnglesbeeDTN Staff ReporterROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) — Leave that 4-inch soda can in the truck — some of the weeds and cover crop cover in the Midwest right now will require a yardstick to measure.The persistent cold, wet weather dogging much of the corn and soybean belt this spring has kept many farmers from applying their usual early spring burndown applications. Winter annuals like marestail and butterweed grew as woolly and wild as they pleased, and now early summer annual weeds are starting to sneak in as well, said Purdue University Extension weed scientist Bill Johnson.“Ragweed, foxtail and lambsquarters are typically summer annuals that come up early and take off pretty quickly,” he said. Some growers are also facing overgrown cover crops still standing weeks past their ideal termination date.Many of these fields can still be controlled by burndown applications, but keep the following recommendations from Purdue’s Johnson and Ohio State Extension weed scientist Mark Loux in mind.INCREASE YOUR RATESControlling tall weeds and dense covers requires a heavy dose of glyphosate, Johnson said.“If you’re using a generic formulation with 3 pounds of acid per gallon, use at least 48 ounces or more per acre,” Johnson urged. “If you’re using more concentrated formulations that contain 4 pounds of acid or more per gallon, then you need to be at 32 ounces or more.”DON’T SKIMP ON THE TANK MIXYes, margins are tight and additional inputs are a tough decision, but you will need another tank mix ingredient or two to target weeds that don’t respond to glyphosate as well or at all, Johnson said.Depending on the weeds you’re targeting, 2,4-D, dicamba, metribuzin (Sencor) or saflufenacil (Sharpen) are common additions. Remember that on weeds much beyond four inches tall, paraquat (Gramoxone) will not be an effective option, he added.For more details on individual herbicide efficacy, see this guide:…Tank mix additions can be trickier for grassy cover crops, Ohio State’s Loux cautioned in a university newsletter. “Mixing glyphosate with other herbicides or ATS can reduce its activity on grass covers, especially when large,” he wrote in an OSU newsletter. “Herbicides that can antagonize glyphosate include 2,4-D, metribuzin, atrazine, and flumioxazin and sulfentrazone products. Sharpen has not caused a reduction in glyphosate activity on grass covers in university research.”RESIDUAL CAVEATSResidual herbicides are often recommended in burndown tank mixes because they can provide additional weeks of protection. But because of their longevity on the soil, they also come with larger plant-back restrictions that can push back a planting window or lock a grower into a certain crop, Johnson noted. Read the labels carefully.In thick, waist-high cover crop stands, residual herbicides may not make it to the soil to do their job, added Loux. “Our experience with relatively small (less than 2 feet) covers is that they do not interfere with the activity of residual herbicides,” he wrote. “We are somewhat unsure about the effect of taller covers on residual herbicide activity, but assume it could be reduced. This may be a situation where the residual could be omitted from the burndown and then included in an early POST treatment.”Keep in mind that depending on your trait platform, there are post-emergence herbicides for corn and soybeans that can help clean up a field after planting if residuals don’t work, Loux added.PLANTING GREEN IS AN OPTION FOR COVERSGiven tight planting windows and wet soils, this spring might become an unexpected experiment for some farmers in “planting green” — planting row crops amid live cover crops and terminating the cover later, Johnson noted.“Sometimes equipment works better if you plant into a living cover crop,” he said. “One of the big issues guys are wrestling with now is do I terminate and wait until the cover crop has hit the ground to plant, or plant green and hope I can terminate later.”Planting green is probably a better option for fields planted to corn or soybean varieties with multiple herbicide-resistant traits, which will give growers a wider variety of post-emergence herbicides to terminate with, Loux said.For more details on the rates and chemicals to use when tackling fields of overgrown winter and spring annual weeds, see this article from Purdue University:…For more details on controlling overgrown cover crops, see Loux’s article here:…Emily Unglesbee can be reached at [email protected] her on Twitter @Emily_Unglesbee(PS/BAS)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_imgzoom Shipmanager Mjolner Shipping Holdings and merchant banking firm MID-SHIP Capital have created an oil tanker-focused investment fund via Mjolner Solutions, a Marshall Islands joint venture company. As explained, Solutions was formed to provide investors with access to vessel trading exposure in the crude tanker market.Mjolner and MID-SHIP, as general partners, will provide all services pertaining to Solutions, including commercial management, risk management, finance and investor relations.“Mjolner is excited about the expansion of services it can provide via the Mjolner Solutions platform. It has been a goal of ours since the formation of the company and we are pleased to partner with MID-SHIP Capital. The fund will complement our existing commercial management and pooling activities,” Kevin M. Wise, Mjolner’s President & CEO, said.“We believe today’s environment provides investors with an attractive opportunity to profitably capitalize on the inherent volatility of the crude tanker market,” Dean Fezza, MID-SHIP’s CEO, commented.New Jersey-based Mjolner Shipping is a marine asset manager that provides turnkey commercial solutions to owners, investors, refiners and traders.Headquartered in New York, MID-SHIP Capital provides principal and investment banking services to the energy, commodities and transportation sectors.last_img read more

first_imgzoom MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has decided to acquire marine and offshore businesses from TTS Group, a provider of cargo handling equipment and services for merchant and offshore ships.The two parties agreed the purchase price of EUR 87 million (USD 106.5 million) on an enterprise value basis.As informed, MacGregor will buy all TTS’ assets except for TTS Group ASA and its shipyard solution business Syncrolift.The acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals from competition authorities, which are expected to be received during the third quarter of 2018, the two companies said in separate statements.MacGregor said the acquisition would strengthen its marine and offshore activities in key areas and add further service growth potential through the increased installed base. It would also strengthen MacGregor’s position in China through the strategic joint ventures with Chinese state-owned shipbuilding companies CSSC and CSIC, the company explained.“This acquisition is an important step in executing MacGregor’s growth strategy and providing customer-focused solutions in both merchant shipping and offshore segments. The markets are consolidating and MacGregor wants to take an active part in this development,” Michel van Roozendaal, President of MacGregor, commented.“Combining the strengths of these two companies creates … opportunities for innovation and technology development during a time of industry transformation,” van Roozendaal added.“The ships equipment industry is moving towards larger, integrated units with global presence… In order to meet this challenge, a combination of TTS’s marine and offshore activities with MacGregor will be an important step in the consolidation of the industry,” Toril Eidesvik, CEO of TTS Group, said.last_img read more

first_img Government surplus $60M, slammed by PDM Party Premier to showcase TCI’s financial rebound at London meetings Related Items:foreign and commonwealth office, surplus, tci government Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 27 Oct 2014 – The TCI has had substantial over performance fiscally so far for 2014. Government on Friday announcing a $19 million surplus.The super duper surplus has TCIG now going back to the Brits at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for an extra $5.5 million dollars to build our school ($1.6m) and better promote tourism.Education will get $602,000; the House of Assembly will get $366,000 and nearly $1 million a piece for Tourist Board and the cost of Tropical Storm Cristobal cleanup and overtime pay.The supplementary once back from the UK will be tabled in Parliament later in November. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you TCI Government to Donate $100,000 for Dominica Relieflast_img read more