first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Previous articleSt John’s Cathedral to play host to Southwest Michigan ChoraleNext articleCNN reporter addresses CIPD Mid West forum Alan Jacques WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook WELL done to Sean O’Shea from Athea in County Limerick who is the lucky winner of one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of his choice at the Odeon Cinema in Castletroy.The answer to our film competition in last week’s Limerick Post was Patty Jenkins.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up More tickets to give away to the Odeon Cinema in this Thursday’s edition. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsLocal NewsCompetition winnerBy Alan Jacques – June 12, 2017 874 center_img Print TAGScinemacompetitionlimerickOdeon CinemaOdeon LimerickWonder Woman Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

first_imgLast night, Hot Rize played the first night of three shows celebrating their 40th anniversary at the Boulder Theater. Often called “America’s Bluegrass Band,” featuring Tim O’Brien (mandolin), Nick Forster (bass), Pete Wernick (banjo), and Bryan Sutton (guitar), the Boulder, Colorado locals welcomed friends Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, and Stuart Duncan to join in on the celebrations. Originally Del McCoury was also scheduled to play the pickin’ party, but due to a medical procedure on one of his eyes, doctors advised him not to fly for four to six weeks. Early in the show, Tim O’Brien told the crowd that Del is recovering quickly and bummed he could not make the trek out to the mountains.Hot Rize played their first show January 18, 1978, at The Hungry Farmer in Boulder. From 1978 to 1998, Hot Rize was Tim O’Brien, Pete Wernick, Nick Forster, and Charles Sawtelle. Following the untimely death in 1999 of original guitarist Charles Sawtelle, the band took a break from touring and performing. They regrouped in 2002, adding Asheville, North Carolina flatpicking-legend Bryan Sutton on guitar, and the band has been performing and writing new music ever since coming back sixteen years ago.Grounded in the bluegrass traditions of artists like Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, and the Stanley Brothers, Hot Rize’s musical tastes embraced other American roots pathways as well. Honing their sound in Colorado bars and small concerts, they were soon appearing on Prairie Home Companion, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, the Grand Ole Opry, and more. Their stage show gained steam, featuring their strong and soulful bluegrass combined with their wacky but musically deft “alter-ego” country swing band, Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers, which the Boulder Theater got a taste of during the second set last night. The group has performed in almost every state, as well as Europe, Japan, and Australia. We’re here forty years later, and Hot Rize is still selling out three-night runs at the Boulder Theater.Friday night’s bluegrass extravaganza opened up with 1979’s “Blue Night,” off of their debut self-titled album. With Tim O’Brien leading the way on vocals, the string-maestros traded off scorching hot solos to get the soldout crowd on their feet. The band weaved through beloved originals, before inviting Sam Bush (mandolin/fiddle), Jerry Douglas (dobro), and Stuart Duncan (Fiddle) onstage for the Pete Wernick original, “Sky Rider.”The three famed guests sat in for the majority of the show, helping out on “Western Skies,” “You Were On My Mind This Morning,” “Country Blues”, and also assisting in Hot Rize’s theatrical portion of the show featuring their musical alter ego, Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers. The goofy country swing band had some extra fun last night with their guests, as the seven bluegrass-legends got to take a breather mid-second set and have some fun. Second set also saw the likes of traditional “Deep Elum Blues,” Hot Rize original “Nellie Kane” (which many have grown to love through Phish incorporating it as a staple cover), and the catchy “Radio Boogie,” ending the first of three nights in a high-spirit fashion.Make sure to catch two more nights of Hot Rize and friends at the Boulder Theater, tonight and tomorrow night. You can find ticket and show information for the next two nights here!last_img read more

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Eco-Business:Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) will henceforth reject requests for loans for new coal projects, the bank’s head, Tadashi Maeda, was reported saying on Wednesday, making it the third Japanese financial institution to signal a shift away from the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel this month.The government-run firm, which has lent billions to coal developers over the years, will no longer accept loan applications for new coal-fired power stations, said the governor in an interview with Japanese business magazine Diamond Online, explaining that assessments of coal investments took too long, which could lock countries into energy technology that could be outdated by the time a decision was reached.For now, JBIC’s coal exit remains a mere statement, as it yet needs to be enshrined in a formal policy, said Julien Vincent, executive director of Australian non-governmental organisation Market Forces, which has been campaigning for Asian banks to ditch coal. It is still unclear when such a policy will be released.One of the world’s top providers of subsidised government capital for coal power development, JBIC has handed out US$14 billion in loans for nearly 30 new coal power plants, helping add at least another 37.7 gigawatts of new polluting coal power capacity from Mexico to Indonesia, data by Market Forces shows.But it is not alone. Major lenders in Japan, including Mizuho, Mitsubishi UFJ and Sumitomo Mitsui, have been the biggest coal financiers globally. In the five years since the Paris climate accord was signed, they have poured US$282 billion into fossil fuels, revealed a report released last month. However, this also puts Japan in a unique position to drive Asia’s shift away from dirty coal. Earlier this year, the nation’s environment ministry said it would review its export policy on coal-fired power stations in response to global criticism over the government’s backing of coal projects in countries like Indonesia and Vietnam.“If Japan puts an end to exporting coal power and focuses exclusively on catalysing renewable technology, South Korea and China may be under tremendous pressure to change due to stresses on their balance sheets,” said Sara Ahmed, an energy finance analyst for the US-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis.[Tim Ha]More: JBIC becomes third Japanese bank in a month to signal move away from coal Japan Bank for International Cooperation takes first steps away from coal-plant financinglast_img read more

first_img“Innalillahi wa inna ilaihi rajiun [We belong to God and to God we shall return]. We have lost a figure and a teacher of this nation, Prof. Abdul Malik Fadjar who died on Monday,” he wrote.“He was a teacher with persistence and high dedication, working to improve the education for this nation.”Abdul served as religious affairs minister during the presidency of the late Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie from 1998 until 1999. He was also the education and culture minister during the presidency of Megawati Soekarnoputri from 2001 until 2004.Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim also paid tribute to the respected figure on Tuesday, saying “Farewell, hero and teacher of our nation.” Prominent Muhammadiyah figure Abdul Malik Fadjar passed away at 7:00 p.m. on Monday at Mayapada Hospital in Kuningan, South Jakarta. He was 81 years old.The news of his death was announced by Muhammadiyah Malang University, where Abdul served as the head of the daily advisory board.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo also delivered his condolences following the news of Abdul’s death. Through his official Instagram account, the President paid tribute to Abdul’s remarkable dedication to the nation. “He gave us many inspirations and lessons. He taught us about humanistic and democratic approaches, as well as educating us about human rights and freedom in education,” Nadiem said on Tuesday as quoted by also served as an interim coordinating minister for social welfare, replacing Jusuf Kalla, who ran as a vice-presidential candidate in the 2004 election.President Jokowi also appointed Abdul as one of nine members of the Presidential Advisory Board (Wantimpres) during his first term in 2015.Abdul also actively participated in the Association of Indonesian Muslim Intellectuals (ICMI) and helped to build Muhammadiyah schools across the nation. (trn)Topics :last_img read more

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Share Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Related Articles ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Industry start-up betconnect ( has ‘launched out of BETA mode’, seeking to become betting’s 2019 disruptor.The new incumbent seeks to develop a community marketplace for high-level / professional gamblers, who have had their betting accounts restricted by bookmakers.“For many years, professional gamblers have found their accounts closed or restricted by bookmakers due to their success. In fact, new research published today1 shows that one in ten (9.8%) of British punters have at some point been restricted. “- details betconnect’s press launch communication.“betconnect connects these people with a network of regular punters with a shared betting experience”The ambitious start-up is founded by the enterprise team of Mark Weaver and Dan Schreiber, who state that betconnect will deliver the sector’s biggest disruptive technology since Betfair’s foundation in 2000.“Millions enjoy betting as a hobby and now recreational punters can follow the bets of professional gamblers. The central idea is about sharing expertise in a way that everyone benefits. eToro has proved the concept and appetite of people to be guided by financial trading experts. We are applying the same concept to betting ” details co-founder Dan Schreiber. Targeting numerous high goals, betconnect’s enterprise team has spent time and resources developing its proprietary platform, focusing on delivering seamless customer experience, in-depth market information and next-generation betting algorithms engineered by a team of Silicon Valley inspired software engineers based in the UKMark Weaver, co-founder of betconnect said, “Business is booming for British bookmakers2 and we believe it’s time to tip things back in favour of punters. Betconnect is a place where regular punters can benefit from the expertise of Pros who’ve been restricted by bookmakers.” Sharelast_img read more

first_imgIt takes 3 000 lemons to make one kilo of lemon essential oil. In 1986 South Africa exported 286 tons of lemon essential oil, worth $3.4-million.Janine ErasmusThe Eastern Cape has received a major boost to its burgeoning essential oils industry, with ten government-sponsored trial sites becoming operational throughout the province. The goal is to develop the region into a major player in the multi-billion-dollar global essential oils industry.The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC), the national Department of Science and Technology (DST), and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research are collaborating to transfer the knowledge and technology for the commercial propagation of essential oil-bearing plants, as well as the means to distil essential oils from harvested produce, to farmers in the region.The initiative is particularly targeting communal land, resettled communities and unused land, with the aim of increasing the percentage of land being put to productive use. A wide variety of suitable plants can be grown in the province, with relatively small areas of land required. The DST views the essential oils sector as a valuable opportunity for historically vulnerable small and emerging farmers and rural communities to play a bigger role in South Africa’s commercial agricultural sector.The essential oils industry is labour-intensive, especially in the pre-harvesting stage. As a globally competitive player in this sector, the impoverished Eastern Cape region will see many benefits not only through job creation and sustainable livelihood, but also through economic growth and diversification of agricultural production.A centre of essential oils productionThe ECDC intends developing the area into an essential oils hub, with the establishment of a number of essential oil extraction sites, and related or complementary businesses, such as manufacturers of cosmetic and medicinal products, in the vicinity. It is hoped that businesses in the cluster will be able to share specialised infrastructure, labour, market and skills.Several Eastern Cape regions have been earmarked for possible cluster locations. These include Langkloof/Tsitsikamma, Graaff-Reinet to Middelburg, Greater Bathurst, the R63 route from Keiskammahoek to Fort Beaufort, Port St Johns to Mthatha, and the Tsolo and greater Butterworth area.The ECDC plans to have up to six essential oil clusters operational throughout the province within three years. Each cluster will have a distillation plant serving at least 30 hectares.The project is divided into four stages. Stage one, the current stage, involves trial production. Stage two will see the start of limited commercial production of up to 25 hectares, while phase three involves full-scale roll out of commercial production of up to 200 hectares per site by the end of the first five-year period. During phase four processing and product beneficiation plants will be established.The essential oils industry in South Africa is currently focused mostly in the provinces of Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Kwazulu-Natal and the Western Cape. There are about 100 small commercial producers and 33 commercial stills in operation.By contrast the essential oils industry globally is worth about $10-billion and is currently undergoing rapid expansion, says the DST. The major consumers of this market are the US (40%), Western Europe (30%) and Japan (7%). Trade in essential oils and related products increases at approximately 10% per year.Essential oils used in a multitude of waysThere are approximately 3 000 known essential oils, of which about 300 are of commercial importance. Essential oils are obtained from natural raw materials such as the leaves, fruit, bark, wood and resin of many seasonal or perennial plants. They are distinguishable by their distinct aroma and volatile nature which causes them to evaporate when exposed to air.Aromatic oils occur in very small quantities in a plant, typically only 1-2% of the dry weight of the plant material distilled.Essential oils are found in a range of products including perfumes, food flavours, pharmaceutical goods and industrial solvents. They are used in the preparation of beverages, medicines, and personal care and household products such as cosmetics, toiletries and cleaning preparations.According to TradeInvestSA, a guide to business opportunities in South Africa, there are several factors that make the country potentially attractive to the essential oils market worldwide. Location in the southern hemisphere is one, because many of the world’s growing regions are in the northern hemisphere and southern hemisphere suppliers can easily take advantage of seasonal slumps in production.Then, there are South Africa’s strong trade links with Europe as a major importer of flavour and fragrance materials. The country is also being established as a world-class agricultural producer in a wide range of products, and its diverse climate, variety of biomes, and good quality soil support the cultivation of a selection of essential oil crops.Currently South Africa exports and imports essential oils. Exports of essential oils are destined mainly for developed economies such as Europe (49%), US (24%) and Japan (4.5%).The most noteworthy essential oils produced in South Africa are eucalyptus, citrus, geranium and buchu. The latter two products are indigenous to the country. Data from the United Nations trade statistics database shows that in 2006 South Africa exported $6.1-million worth of essential oils and imported the same commodity to the value of $2.6-million.Useful linksSouth African Essential Oils Producers AssociationDepartment of Science and TechnologyEastern Cape Development CorporationCouncil for Scientific and Industrial ResearchEssential oil informationlast_img read more

first_imgAn important record of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, the Media Club South Africa image library contains hundreds of specially commissioned high-resolution photographs of the stadiums, fans, teams – and vuvuzelas – that caught the attention of the world.{loadposition fifa}last_img

first_imgAt Mining Indaba 2014, Brand South Africa makes a compelling business case for why investors should consider South Africa as an important trade and investment destination.Support and Partnership from Exploration to ProcessingInvestment workshop 5 February, Roof Terrace Room, CTICCSouth Africa is becoming an economic force to be reckoned with in this rapidly changing global economic – mainly due to the long-term socio-economic vision and associated policy-making of its government, Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola tells participants at an investment workshop during Mining Indaba 2014.South Africa’s competitive advantage in the developing worldAmended legislation to ease doing business in South Africa February 6, 2014: Amendments to the National Environmental Management and the Mineral and Petroleum Development Acts will soon see a smoother process to licensing in the mining sector, improving the climate for investment in the country.  More >South Africa: Sound investment destination, emerging market that mattersFebruary 5, 2014: South Africa is an important emerging market in the global stage, offering a solid and steadily growing economy with secure rewards for potential investors. That was the consensus at the Investment Promotion Workshop hosted by Brand South Africa at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town on 5 February. More >Mining Indaba: South Africa – an emerging market that mattersFebruary 5, 2014 : There was overwhelming consensus at the Investment Promotion Workshop co-hosted by Brand South Africa and the Departments of Mineral Resources, Trade and Industry and Science and Technology at the Mining Indaba that South Africa is an emerging market that matters. More >Cape Town is open for business – De LilleFebruary 4, 2014: Having hosted the African Mining Indaba for the past 20 years, Cape Town is now looking to further relationships with sector businesses beyond the conference.  More >Mining Indaba: Growing population to boost Africa’s mineral developmentFebruary 4, 2014: Speaking at the 2014 Mining Indaba, Minerals Resources Minister Susan Shabangu said a growing world population was a good sign for Africa’s development; Red Door Research’s Jim Lennon echoed this, saying China’s development needs would mean strong demand for the continent’s resources. More >Focus on African resources at Mining IndabaFebruary 3, 2014: With #MiningIndaba trending on Twitter, the first full day of the 20th Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town focused on transparency in the industry, and on the scramble for Africa’s resources – the continent accounts for 30% of mining resources in the world, much of it untapped. More >African mining: ‘prepare for a rebound’February 3, 2014: Investors should broaden their perspective, look beyond the obvious and prepare for African mining to rebound on the back of growing demand from recovering global economies, delegates heard at a private forum ahead of the Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town on the weekend. More >Africa, mining industry ‘must grow together’February 3, 2014: A major shift in how mining companies operate in Africa is required for the industry to contribute effectively to the continent’s growth, South African Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu told the Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town on Monday. More >last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Jack Irvin has been named senior director, state and national policy for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. He will be responsible for managing the organization’s legislative and regulatory team and will represent the interests of Farm Bureau members with Congress, the General Assembly and with federal and state regulatory agencies.Most recently, Irvin served as director of government and industry affairs with the Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association where he directed development of public policy and legislative priorities at the state and national levels. He also served that organization by managing communications efforts and developing grassroots volunteers. He previously served as legislative aide to several senators including Tom Niehaus, Larry Mumper and Doug White.He received bachelor’s degrees from Miami University in human resources and organizational behavior. He is an active member in Vista Community Church in Worthington. He and his wife, Erika, reside in Columbus with their two daughters.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