Posted On Dec 24 2019 by

first_imgThere has been a road traffic collision on the main Ardara to Donegal Town road.One of the cars was being driven by a woman with two children on board.The Glenties Fire Brigade, two ambulances and Gardai are at the scene. UPDATED: The woman and the two young children were taken to hospital but their injuries are not understood to be serious.WOMAN AND CHILDREN INVOLVED IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT was last modified: March 22nd, 2014 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:ArdaraDonegal TownGardaitraffic accidentlast_img read more

Emphatic victories for Smith and Corcoran

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgMitchell Smith and Gary Corcoran both extended their unbeaten records with second-round stoppage victories at Bethnal Green’s York Hall.Harrow Weald’s super-featherweight prospect Smith, 20, produced another scintillating display, this time destroying the previously unbeaten Mark Evans.Corcoran won his fight with ease.A hand injury meant Smith, whose record is now 8-0, was fighting for the first since winning the southern area title in September.He twice floored rugged Welshman Evans, who felt he should have been allowed to continue after getting off the canvass for the second time.Earlier in the evening, Wembley-based Irishman Corcoran also took his record to 8-0 by seeing off Faheem Khan.The Pakistan-born Khan was floored in the first round of the light-middleweight contest and twice in the second, prompting the referee to stop the fight.See also:Resounding wins for Higgins and TomsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Now is not the time to relax for cattle producers

Posted On Dec 17 2019 by

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest April is an exciting time of the year for cow-calf producers. The 2017 calf crop is taking shape and breeding season is currently or soon will be underway  We have begun to emerge from the doldrums of winter to the warmth and new growth of spring. The drudgery of feeding hay to the herd is coming to an end as pastures begin their early spring flush of growth. It is certainly a great feeling to see cow-calf pairs turned out to fresh pastures for the first grazing of the season.NutritionHowever, this is not necessarily a time for the cow-calf to relax and take for granted that the nutritional needs of the breeding herd are being met. In fact, this may be the most critical time of the year for producers to focus on the needs of the herd. This is especially true for yearling heifers and two-year-olds nursing their first calves.Think about the change in environment that the breeding herd is going through at this time. Typically, beef herds have been fed ample supplies of dried, harvested forages of variable quality (some good, some not so good) for the past 4 to 5 months. Cows consuming average quality forage during this time will potentially consume 2.2% to 2.5% of their body weight in forage dry matter intake. Females are now starting to graze forages that will typically be consumed at 2.5% to 2.7% of their body weight. Given that these forages currently may have a dry matter content of only 15% to 30%, females may not be physically able to eat enough to meet their dietary needs.The transition from a drylot situation to fresh pasture can be troublesome for yearling heifers and young lactating cows. Several research studies conducted at different universities showed that heifers and cows that were not supplemented when turned out on early season pasture saw weight loss and significantly lower pregnancy rates early in the breeding season compared to females that were supplemented.Early season pasture is generally higher in protein and lacking in energy.  Any supplemental feed offered to females in this situation should be higher in energy content.  Once the typical beef female gets a taste of lush pasture, it will be difficult to persuade her to eat any significant amount of dry hay. Consider offering a feed such as corn or soybean hulls to add energy to the diet.  This should help the beef female to maintain body condition and positively impact reproduction rates.Culling CriteriaThe spring is a good time for the producer to make certain evaluations of the beef herd to help make culling decisions. One of the obvious culling decisions that should be made immediately relates to pregnancy status. Far too many producers do not utilize palpation, ultrasound, or blood testing to determine pregnancy status at the conclusion of the breeding season.  Discovering that a female is open during the following calving season is an expensive proposition. Do not perpetuate problem by trying to breed the open female again. Even if you get her bred again, she will accumulate two years of expenses between calves and will be nearly impossible for her to be profitable in her lifetime.An additional criteria to be examined when culling cows is udder quality. Udder quality is not just a consideration for dairy producers. Udder issues can impact cow productivity and can create extra management issues for the producer. Several beef breed associations have developed evaluation systems for udder soundness. Teat size and shape as well as udder suspension are the primary characteristics evaluated. Make notes on cows with problem udders early in their lactation for future culling purposes.Calving and breeding season is certainly an excellent time to evaluate the disposition of females in the herd. Calving time will bring out maternal behaviors but they must not be tolerated to the point that the producer is at risk. Observe the disposition of animals in the herd when doing any spring herd work or breeding season activities. Given the advanced age of the average beef producer, it appears that disposition of the beef animal is becoming a higher priority selection trait.Spring is certainly an exciting time of year for the cow-calf producer.  It is a time when many important management decisions can be made to impact future profitability of the herd. Take time this spring to evaluate the herd to improve your bottom line.last_img read more

Google Names 30 Best Mobile Apps for Android

Posted On Dec 17 2019 by

first_imgWrapping up a six month-long challenge to mobile developers, Google has announced a string of winners of their second Android Developers Challenge (ADC).From games and social networking apps to productivity and privacy tools, the cream of the ADC 2 crop includes an app for just about every kind of mobile user — and just in time, as the Droid has recently become “the fastest-selling Android phone to date.” Take a peek at the innovative apps waiting in the wings for the lucky owners of Android-powered devices.As Android adoption swells and trends suggest the OS might be the second most widely used mobile OS by 2010, it’s important that the app universe keeps pace with users. Google announced this challenge in May at their Google I/O developer conference, and offered well over $1.5 million in cash prizes to the winning developers in 10 categories.The applications – some of which might remind you of already popular iPhone apps – should be available shortly to Android users.The overall ADC 2 winners are:SweetDreams, a revolutionary tool that will finally allow you to go to sleep without worrying about changing your phone settings in order to avoid unwelcome late night calls. You can even use those inactivity periods to save battery power as well.What the Doodle!?, a real-time online multiplayer game where one player tries to draw out a given phrase and others try to guess it. Features FFA and Team games, Global Highscores, Personal Face Doodles, integrated Voice Recognition and more.WaveSecure, a complete mobile security solution that protects your device, data and privacy. Track your phone’s location and who is using it, lock down your phone remotely, back up all your data, wipe out your data remotely, and finally, restore your data.Winners in the education and reference category are:Plink Art, an app for identifying, discovering and sharing art.The Word Puzzle, a fun way to learn basic English words for preschool children.Celeste, an educational augmented reality app that displays the Sun, Moon, planets and their paths through the sky onto your camera view.The entertainment category winners are:A World of Photo, a casual, globally multiplayer game inspired by Spin the Bottle.SongDNA, a widget that allows you to quickly look up detailed information about a song.Solo, an easy-to-play and feature-rich pocket guitar for your phone.Winners for the arcade/action game subcategory include:Speed Forge, in which heavy duty hover vehicles normally used for mining are now seen in illegal races organized in abondoned factories and dark Marsian alleys.Graviturn, a game that makes you tilt your phone to move the red circles out of the screen while keeping the green circles.Moto X Mayhem, an app that includes seven levels of motorbike action in a side scrolling bike game.Winners for the casual gaming category are:What the Doodle!?Totemo, a unique puzzle game with over 60 mind-soothing logic tasks.Mazeness, a rather simple game involving moving balls to their goals with help of barriers, teleports and holders.These are Google’s lifestyle category winners:SweetDreams SpecTrek, an augmented reality ghost hunting game that doubles as a fitness app.FoxyRing, an app that analyzes the ambient noise and adjusts the ringer volume on your phone.Media category winners are:Buzz Deck, an app that gets all the web content you care about most, along with Twitter & Facebook updates.SPB TV, a highly usable IP-TV application optimized to run on mobile devices.FxCamera, which lets you take pictures with various effects.Here are the winning productivity tools:WaveSecureHoccer, an application for gesture-based ad-hoc data exchange.Tasker, an app that lets users link any Task (action set) to the Contexts (application, time, day, location, event, widget press) where it should run.In social networking, the winners are:Ce:real, an app that displays geographically based, real-world trends, including photo stories paired with Twitter keywords.SocialMuse, which lets users find people with similar musical taste or just explore the world through music.SpotMessage, a communication tool using GPS. Send a message designating a spot with Google Maps then the message will be notified when the recipient arrives at the spot.For the travel category, Google name these top apps:Trip Journal, a trip tracking and sharing solution sending real-time updates from the places you are visiting.iNap: Arrival Alert, an application that allows traveling users to sleep (or work, or just zone out) then relies on GPS to alert them with an alarm when the destination is nearby.Car Locator, which navigates you back to your car should you ever have trouble finding it.Finally, here are three miscellaneous winners:Rhythm Guitar, which plays like a real six-string, five-fret guitar.Andrometer, and app that measures the approximate distance from you to an object that you can see using GPS, accelerometer and geomagnetic sensors.Calton Hill GPSCaddy, an app that allows golfers to quickly and easily map any golf course either out on the course using GPS or in the comfort of home using satellite imagery.Bonus Round: See our picks from last year’s ADC!Let us know in the comments what you think of this year’s winners (too many iPhone app clones? too little augmented reality?) — and definitely tell us what you’d like to see Android developers tackle next! Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Google#mobile#web center_img Related Posts jolie odell The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

RESCHEDULED: Advocating for Universal Design for Learning in Classrooms

Posted On Dec 12 2019 by

first_imgPresenter:Lakshmi Mahadevan has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Career Development Education from Texas A&M University. Her areas of expertise include career assessment, post-secondary options for individuals with special needs, special education and multicultural career counseling. As Associate Professor and Extension Specialist – Special Populations, Dr. Mahadevan has over ten years of experience in conducting face-to-face and online professional development with educators in Texas addressing various special populations-related issues (particularly students with disabilities and English Language Learners). Her other activities include program evaluation, conducting workshops and presentations, preparing newsletters, creating webcasts and special interest web materials, maintaining and supervising the design of online modules, maintaining websites, liaison with stakeholders and experts, preparing evaluation reports, and providing technical assistance.Continuing Education Credit Available!The MFLN Military Caregiving concentration will apply for continuing education (CE) credit from UT School of Social Work for credentialed and licensed professionals. Additionally, Certificates of completion will be available for participants interested in receiving training hours.Interested in Joining the Webinar?To join this event, simply click on “Advocating for Universal Design for Learning in Classrooms.” The webinar is hosted by the Department of Defense APAN system, but is open to the public.If you cannot connect to the APAN site, an alternative viewing of this presentation will be running on YouTube Live. Mobile options for YouTube Live are available on all Apple and Android devices. This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on October 20, 2017. Due to technical difficulties, we had to reschedule our webinar – Successful Transition for Students with Special Needs: Advocating for Universal Design for Learning in Classrooms with Dr. Lakshmi Mahadevan. The webinar will be held at 11:00 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday, November 29.Watch below as Dr. Mahadevan provides you with a brief overview of the session!Research has shown that all students and especially those receiving special education who follow a carefully crafted transition plan are more likely to achieve post-secondary success. Helping professionals can craft these plans, but many may not be aware of the various resources available to ensure students’ successful transition. One of the main resources available to parents/guardians and students are their classroom teachers. Teachers who incorporate transition-related content into instruction using universal design for learning (UDL) principles are in the best position to set up students for post-secondary success. It is thus necessary that parents/guardians and students are trained to inform teachers about UDL and advocate for their use in classroom instruction on an ongoing basis.The objectives of this interactive webinar are therefore to introduce attendees to:Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles for instruction.Employability skills that can be taught using UDL principles.Ways in which parent/guardians and students can self-advocate for UDL to be incorporated in classrooms.last_img read more

Canon C300 Mark II: 15 Stops of Dynamic Range and More

Posted On Dec 12 2019 by

first_img  Sensor  Super 35mm CMOS Sensor with Dual Pixel   Audio  4 Channel Audio 16 or 24-bit   Resolution  4K, 2K, 1080   Battery  Canon BP-A30 or BP-A60   Compression   XF-AVC Intra, Long GOP and Proxy H.265   Cards  2x CFast, 1x SD   Monitoring  Rotating 4″ Monitor   Output  2x 3D-SDI Output, 2x SLR Inputs   Frame Rate  Up to 30fps at 4K, Up to 60fps at 2K/HD, Up to 120fps with Cropped 2K Canon’s latest camera brings some much appreciated improvements to the C300.With NAB 2015 just around the corner, it’s safe to say that there will be dozens of noteworthy announcements and releases from all the major camera companies. It’s been rumored that Canon would be releasing a new C300 for some time and now the wait is over.The Canon C300 Mark IIThe Canon C300 Mark II has many added improvements over its predecessor, most notably the ability to record 4K footage internally and 4K RAW footage externally. This will hopefully make the C300 Mark II more competitive in the modern production world.Another jaw-dropping feature added to the C300 is the ability to record footage with up to 15 stops of dynamic range. Yes. You read that right.At 15 stops, the C300 Mark II would have a dynamic range greater than that of a human eye. This has huge implications for those looking to get the most control over their color in post.The camera is available in both Canon EF and PL lens mounts. In line with the Blackmagic URSA, the Canon C300 Mark II’s lens mounts were designed to be interchangeable. However, to change the mounts you must send your camera in to Canon.The new camera will feature 3 card slots: 2 CFast and 1 SD. The SD slot is only capable of recording up to 2K video in 4:2:0, but the CFast card slots can record up to 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 footage at 30fps.The only area that the C300 Mark II doesn’t shine greatly is FPS. As of the time of this writing, the camera can only record up to 120fps at a cropped 2K and only 30fps at 4K. This makes it slower than the Blackmagic URSA and much slower than the Sony FS7.Who knows… maybe Canon will increase the specs in a later firmware update in the future.Canon C300 Mark II Specs   Lens Mount  EF or PL   Color Depth  4:4:4 HD/2K, 4:2:2 4K   Dynamic Range  Up to 15 Stops   Color  Black The following video, released by Canon, gives us a quick tour of the new C300 Mark II.There is currently no test footage shot using the C300 Mark II, but if the footage is anything like the specs? It’s going to be amazing.Pricing and AvailabilityThe C300 Mark II in both the EF mount and PL mount is only available for pre-order at the moment for $16,000. The camera is expected to be released in September 2015.Want to learn more about the new Canon C300 Mark II? Check out a few of the following resources:Canon C300 Mark II Now Official with Internal 4K & 15 Stops of Dynamic Range – No Film SchoolThe Canon C300 Mark II: Will it be the New 4K Production Workhorse? – PremiumBeatCanon announces EOS C300 Mark II: 4K Cinema Camera – Cinema 5DDo you think the C300 Mark II specs justify the $16,000 price tag? Sound off in the comments below.last_img read more

Trinamool fields Manish Gupta for RS

Posted On Dec 3 2019 by