A car was seized in Letterkenny yesterday with a series of violations and dangerous defects.Gardaí detected the car on Monday evening which had two bald tyres to the front.The driver also had no tax, no NCT and no insurance. Car seized in Letterkenny. Image via Garda Síochána DonegalCar seized in Letterkenny. Image via Garda Síochána DonegalThe car was seized and the driver is set to face a prosecution for the road violations.Gardaí shared details of the incident on social media this morning with a warning: “Please regularly check the tyres on your car as travelling with bald tyres could cost you or others their life on the road!”Letterkenny motorist caught with no tax, no NCT, no insurance and two bald tyres was last modified: September 9th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
Letterkenny’s Halloween Fest 2019 was frightfully good fun for young and old alike on Thursday afternoon.Little ghosts, witches, wizards, superheroes and all sorts of characters took to the streets for the popular events and Trick or Treat Trail.The Halloween Fest, organised by ShopLK and supported by Donegal County Council, got the entire town into the spirit of the holiday. The fantastic festival included a spooktacular Halloween parade down Main Street, storytelling sessions in the library, and a very creative fancy dress competition in the Courtyard Shopping Centre.Children enjoyed music and dancing… and the treats of course, which were handed out in a large number of local venues.Clive Wasson was in the town centre to capture the great and ghoulish scenes from the festival, see all his photos in the picture gallery here:Anne Marie Gallagher grabs a photo with Leonard Watson, Chamber, President, John O’Donnell, Letterkenny Mayor and Margaret Tone, CDP Manager. at the annual Letterkenny Halloween Fest run by Shop Lk and Letterkenny on October 31st. Photo Clive WassonZoe Guichard with John O’Donnell, Letterkenny Mayor and Leonard Watson, Letterkenny Chamber Presiident at the annual Letterkenny Halloween Fest run by Shop Lk and Letterkenny on October 31st. Photo Clive WassonLook behind you- Leonard Watson and John ODonnell pose with children in fancie dress at the annual Letterkenny Halloween Fest run by Shop Lk and Letterkenny on October 31st. Photo Clive WassonMathime Alver, Alisha Gallagher and Saoirse Gallagher at the annual Letterkenny Halloween Fest run by Shop Lk and Letterkenny on October 31st. Photo Clive WassonWhat have I done – scarey creatures at the annual Letterkenny Halloween Fest run by Shop Lk and Letterkenny on October 31st. Photo Clive WassonSarah Louise Rankin, Katelyn McCauley, Thomas McCauley, Kenzy Rankin and Andrew McCauley at the annual Letterkenny Halloween Fest run by Shop Lk and Letterkenny on October 31st. Photo Clive WassonAmy Lee Rankin and Freya McGeehan at the annual Letterkenny Halloween Fest run by Shop Lk and Letterkenny on October 31st. Photo Clive WassonLetterkenny-Milford Mayor, Cllr John O’Donnell with Aoibhinn, Aisling and Donna Kenny at the annual Letterkenny Halloween Fest run by Shop Lk and Letterkenny on October 31st. Photo Clive WassonLeonard Watson, Letterkenny Chamber President, Anne Marie Gallagher, CDP, Margaret Toner, CDP, Toni Forester, Letterkenny Chamber and John O’Donnell, Letterkenny-Milford Mayor with some of the characters at the annual Letterkenny Halloween Fest run by Shop Lk and Letterkenny on October 31st. Photo Clive WassonSarah Louise Rankin at the annual Letterkenny Halloween Fest run by Shop Lk and Letterkenny on October 31st. Photo Clive WassonCupcake, Peyton McLaughlin at the annual Letterkenny Halloween Fest run by Shop Lk and Letterkenny on October 31st. Photo Clive WassonTom and James O’Donnell at the annual Letterkenny Halloween Fest run by Shop Lk and Letterkenny on October 31st. Photo Clive WassonStorytelling with Evelyn Mc Glynn at the annual Letterkenny Halloween Fest run by Shop Lk and Letterkenny on October 31st. Photo Clive WassonBrian Lyndsey, Barbara Doherty and Aria Doherty at the annual Letterkenny Halloween Fest run by Shop Lk and Letterkenny on October 31st. Photo Clive WassonLetterkenny gets into the Halloween spirit – Picture Special was last modified: October 31st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:letterkenny halloween festShopLK
Highly-rated youngster Connor Hunte is close to signing a new long-term contract with Chelsea, according to the Daily Mail.Manchester City are said to have shown an interest in the 16-year-old midfielder but he is tipped to commit his future to the Blues.Chelsea are eyeing up a move for Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote in January, the Daily Express say.It is claimed the Blues see him as a potential replacement for Oriol Romeu, who is injured, and John Obi Mikel, who will be unavailable next month as he is set to play for Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations.The Mail also say Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich plans to offer Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao £200,000 a week in order to lure him to Stamford Bridge.That would apparently make Falcao the highest earner at the club, eclipsing the wages of Fernando Torres.The Daily Mirror have a similar story, saying Chelsea will offer £48m for the Colombian and are hopeful of signing him despite interest from Manchester City.The Mirror report that Frank Lampard expects to leave Chelsea as no contract talks are scheduled to take place, as do the Mail, who suggest he could snub interest from overseas and remain in the Premier League.And Chelsea are again linked with a move for Arsenal’s Theo Walcott, today by The Sun.This page is regularly updated. 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
OAKLAND — Kevin Durant’s season-ending Achilles injury adds one more aspect to the multi-layered motivation the Warriors will take into Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.The Warriors, down 3-2 to Toronto, are fighting to stay alive in their quest for a third straight NBA title. They’re also preparing to play their final game ever at Oracle Arena, their Oakland home for 47 years.Related Articles Warriors resemble team of old, Kevon Looney isn’t ready, and other …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Several forage species can be extremely toxic soon after a frost because they contain compounds called cyanogenic glucosides that are converted quickly to prussic acid (i.e. hydrogen cyanide) in freeze-damaged plant tissues. Others species have an increased risk of causing bloat when grazed after a frost, those are discussed at the end of this article.Species that can develop toxic levels of prussic acid after frost include annual grasses in the sorghum family, Johnsongrass, shattercane, chokecherry, black cherry, indiangrass, and elderberry. It is always a good idea to check areas where wild cherry trees grow after a storm and pick up and discard any fallen limbs to prevent animals from grazing on the leaves and twigs. The potential toxicity after frost varies by species as follows: · Sudangrass varieties = low to intermediate in cyanide poisoning potential· Sudangrass hybrids = intermediate potential· Sorghum-sudangrass hybrids and forage sorghums = intermediate to high· Grain sorghum = high to very high· Piper sudangrass = low prussic acid poisoning potential· Pearl millet and foxtail millet = rarely cause toxicityAnimals can die within minutes if they consume forage with high concentrations of prussic acid. Prussic acid interferes with oxygen transfer in the blood stream of the animal, causing it to die of asphyxiation. Before death, symptoms include excess salivation, difficult breathing, staggering, convulsions, and collapse. Ruminants are more susceptible to prussic acid poisoning than horses or swine because cud chewing and rumen bacteria help release the cyanide from plant tissue. Plants growing under high nitrogen levels or in soils deficient in phosphorus or potassium will be more likely to have high prussic acid poisoning potential. After frost damage, cyanide levels will likely be higher in fresh forage as compared with silage or hay. This is because cyanide is a gas and dissipates as the forage is wilted and dried for making silage or dry hay. Young, rapidly growing plants of species that contain cyanogenic glucosides will have the highest levels of prussic acid. After a frost, cyanide is more concentrated in young leaves and tillers than in older leaves or stems. New growth of sorghum species following a non-killing frost is dangerously high in cyanide. Pure stands of indiangrass can have lethal levels of cyanide if they are grazed when the plants are less than 8 inches tall. Grazing PrecautionsThe following guidelines will help you avoid danger to your livestock this fall when feeding species with prussic acid poisoning potential:· Do not graze on nights when frost is likely. High levels of toxic compounds are produced within hours after a frost, even if it was a light frost. · Do not graze after a killing frost until plants are dry, which usually takes 5 to 7 days.· After a non-killing frost, do not allow animals to graze for two weeks because the plants usually contain high concentrations of toxic compounds.· New growth may appear at the base of the plant after a non-killing frost. If this occurs, wait for a hard, killing freeze, then wait another 10 to 14 days before grazing the new growth.· Don’t allow hungry or stressed animals to graze young growth of species with prussic acid potential. To reduce the risk, feed ground cereal grains to animals before turning them out to graze.· Use heavy stocking rates (4-6 head of cattle/acre) and rotational grazing to reduce the risk of animals selectively grazing leaves that can contain high levels of prussic acid.· Never graze immature growth or short regrowth following a harvest or grazing (at any time of the year). Graze or greenchop sudangrass only after it is 15 to 18 inches tall. Sorghum-sudangrass should be 24 to 30 inches tall before grazing.· Do not graze wilted plants or plants with young tillers.GreenchopGreen-chopping frost-damaged plants will lower the risk compared with grazing directly, because animals are less likely to selectively graze damaged tissue. Stems in the forage dilute the high prussic acid content that can occur in leaves. However, the forage can still be toxic, so feed greenchop with great caution after a frost. Also, always feed greenchopped forage of species containing cyanogenic glucosides within a few hours, and don’t leave greenchopped forage in wagons or feedbunks overnight.Hay and silage are saferPrussic acid content in the plant decreases dramatically during the hay drying process and the forage should be safe once baled as dry hay. The forage can be mowed anytime after a frost if you are making hay. It is very rare for dry hay to contain toxic levels of prussic acid. However, if the hay was not properly cured and dried before baling, it should be tested for prussic acid content before feeding to livestock.Forage with prussic acid potential that is stored as silage is generally safe to feed. To be extra cautious, wait 5 to 7 days after a frost before chopping for silage. If the plants appear to be drying down quickly after a killing frost, it is safe to ensile sooner. Delay feeding silage for 8 weeks after ensiling. If the forage likely contained high levels of cyanide at the time of chopping, hazardous levels of cyanide might remain and the silage should be analyzed before feeding. Freezing also slows down metabolism in all plants that might result in nitrate accumulation in plants that are still growing, especially grasses like oats, millet, and sudangrass. This build-up usually isn’t hazardous to grazing animals, but green chop or hay cut right after a freeze can be more dangerous. Species That Can Cause BloatForage legumes such as alfalfa and clovers have an increased risk of bloat when grazed one or two days after a hard frost. The bloat risk is highest when grazing pure legume stands, and least when grazing stands having mostly grass.The safest management is to wait a few days after a killing frost before grazing pure legume stands – wait until the forage begins to dry from the frost damage. It is also a good idea to make sure animals have some dry hay before being introduced to lush fall pastures that contain significant amounts of legumes. You can also swath your legume-rich pasture ahead of grazing and let animals graze dry hay in the swath. Bloat protectants like poloxalene can be fed as blocks or mixed with grain. While this an expensive supplement, it does work well when animals eat a uniform amount each day.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Western ARS Agronomy Field Day — July 20Western Ag Research Station Nutrient Management Field Day — July 21Northwest Ag Research Station Nutrient Management Field Day — July 28August 3 and 4 is the North American Manure Expo on the Farm Science Review grounds near London. FirstProducers and industry agronomists are invited to attend the Western ARS Agronomy Field Day, Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.We plan to start registration at 8:30, with the program starting at 9 a.m. Speakers planned for the day may include:Peter Thomison — Season outcomes for corn, the good the bad and the ugly.Pierce Paul and Anne Dorrance — Too dry for diseases? Try again.Mark Loux — A lively discussion of herbicide tolerant crops will ensue.Kelley Tillmon — Insects keep creeping up on our crops. What’s here for 2016?Precision Ag questions? — We expect John Fulton and his high-speed planter and Alex Lindsey to talk about crop sensors as well.We’ll have a BBQ box lunch after the morning activities then continue into the afternoon. Pre-registration required by July 15, lunch is included — $20 per person payable on site.To register contact Joe Davlin, Western ARS Manager, [email protected] or 937- 462-8016. Or contact Harold Watters, OSU Extension, [email protected] or 937 599-4227. For us both email works best.Location: 7721 South Charleston Pike, South Charleston, Ohio 45368 This is 3.5 miles northwest of South Charleston. Just south of I-70 on State Route 41 between Springfield and South Charleston in Clark County. SecondThe Western Nutrient Management Field Day will be held July 21 from 9 a.m. to 2:30. The event will cover the material needed to become an Ohio certified fertilizer applicator. We will cover topics on nitrogen, phosphorus, water quality, application equipment and Manure handling. See the Agronomic Crops Team calendar for details on how to register: http://agcrops.osu.edu/calendar. There will be a $15 fee for the meal and snacks.The field day will include field demonstrations and research updates to better understand nutrient management concerns. For more information contact Harold Watters at [email protected] or by phone at 937 604-2415. ThirdProducers and Ag Business professionals in northwest Ohio are invited to the Nutrient Management Field Day in Wood County at the OARDC Northwest Ag Research Station the morning of July 28. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 at the station near Custar. The location is 4240 Range Line Road, Custar, 43511. This is just west of I-75 between Bowling Green and Findlay. A $15 fee will cover meals and handouts this year, please register by July 22 so we can hold your spot: http://agcrops.osu.edu/events/nutrient-management-field-day-wood-county.The Field Day event will include field demonstrations and research updates. The program meets the requirements to receive Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Certification in the state of Ohio. For more information contact Greg LaBarge at [email protected] or by phone at 419 460-0600. And fourthThe North American Manure Expo will take place over two days on August 3 and 4 near London on and around the grounds of the Farm Science Review. Tours, educational sessions and demonstrations will make this a huge event. The show will have over two days of sessions on how to manage manure to your advantage and to reduce the environmental impact. The theme for this years event is “Manure: Returning nutrients to their roots.” For an agenda and to register go to: http://www.manureexpo.org.Harold Watters, Extension Field Agronomist, works out of the Extension office in Bellefontaine and can be reached at [email protected] or by phone at 937 599-4227.
Difficulty:1Terrain:1 Calorie Alley—Geocache of the WeekIf you drive along Route 30 in northwest Indiana between the cities of Hobart and Merrillville, you will pass between two famous confectionery suppliers. One of America’s largest candy companies (makers of gummy animals and various chocolates) sits on the eastbound side, while a small local popcorn company (featuring over 200 flavors) sits on the westbound side. This small stretch of road was dubbed “Calorie Alley” for obvious reasons.But here’s a kernel of truth: “Calorie Alley” is also the name of a sweet geocache for you and your special sugar to discover. The delightful geocache was constructed by cache owners and the popcorn shop owner.The delightful geocache was constructed by cache owners TeamPhoenix421 (aka Tim and Monica) in collaboration with the popcorn shop’s owner to cover a PVC pipe protruding from the ground. The themed exterior was built over the course of a couple of weeks out of plywood, expanding foam sealant, and artfully applied paint.The exterior was built over the course of a couple of weeks out of eyeball-measured plywood, expanding foam sealant, and artfully applied paint.SPOILER ALERT (straight from the cache owners, so it’s okay!)The “Popcorn” sign to the west is actually a trick door — simply pull it open to find a smaller popcorn container. It may be a little corn-y, but this is actually the geocache container! The inner container is crafted from a plastic popcorn box purchased from a dollar store with custom foam “popcorn” added. Just pull back the hinged top and POP! there’s the logbook! SPOILER ALERT“Calorie Alley” has earned over 100 Favorite points and a 50 percent approval rating since it was published in 2015. When reading through the logs, words like, “awesome,” “creative,” and “fun” keep popping up. This giant popcorn has turned into an attraction for muggles too, given the number of selfies taken on this spot.“Calorie Alley” has earned over 100 Favorite points and a 50 percent approval rating.This may be the perfect geocache to get your creativity flowing to submit a film for this year’s Geocaching International Film Festival (GIFF).Geocachers are not required to enter any businesses to find or log this cache and it can be found outside at any time day or night (and placed in cooperation with the business owner). The cache owners hope you have a fraction of the fun finding this cache as they did when building it.Calorie Alley—Geocache of the WeekAnd now for a little popcorn trivia according to WikipediaDuring the Great Depression, popcorn was fairly inexpensive at 5–10 cents a bag and became popular. Thus, while other businesses failed, the popcorn business thrived and became a source of income for many struggling farmers, including the Redenbacher family, namesake of the famous popcorn brand. During World War II, sugar rations diminished candy production, and Americans compensated by eating three times as much popcorn as they had before. The snack was popular at theaters, much to the initial displeasure of many of the theater owners, who thought it distracted from the films. Their minds eventually changed, however, and in 1938 a Midwestern theater owner named Glen W. Dickson installed popcorn machines in the lobbies of his theaters. The venture was a financial success, and the trend soon spread.Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More Location:Indiana, United StatesN 41° 28.290 W 087° 16.252 SharePrint RelatedANTARES – Geocache of the WeekAugust 29, 2018In “Community””Ile aux Nattes – Lighthouse” GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – November 1, 2010November 1, 2010In “Trackable Items”We’re getting the band back together! — The Tin Pan Alley Band (GC2C1NN) — Geocache of the WeekMarch 19, 2014In “Community” TraditionalGC5DAMPby TeamPhoenix421
The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Apple#Patents#Samsung dan rowinski The White House has decided that it wants to have a say in the in the ongoing patent wars that have waged between smartphone manufacturers over the past several years. This weekend, the Obama administration vetoed a ruling from the International Trade Commission that called for an import ban on older Apple mobile products, including the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G after the ITC found those products infringed on a patent from Samsung. The ITC veto is the first of its kind in nearly 25 years, The Wall Street Journal reports. Samsung had won the ruling to ban long-tail Apple products from the ITC in June based on patents surrounding cellular connectivity and wireless standards.U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman of the Obama administration explained that the White House is vetoing the ITC’s ruling based on the fact that Samsung’s patents are what are known as “standard essential patents.” These standard patents usually concern technologies that are pivotal for every device to perform basic operations, such as using cellular connectivity.In January this year, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a new policy on standard essential patents stating that those type of patents need to be licensed by their holders on “fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory” terms and as such should not be used in cases of patent litigation between two companies. The January policy stemmed from a ruling by the Federal Trade Commission on a Google antitrust case and the use of the patents it acquired when it bought Motorola in August 2011.Froman explained the veto in a letter to Irving A. Williamson, chairman of the ITC:The Policy Statement expresses substantial concerns, which I strongly share, about the potential harms that can result from owners of standards-essential patents (“SEPs”) who have made a voluntary commitment to offer license SEPs on terms that are fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (“FRAND”), gaining undue leverage and engaging in “patent hold-up”, i.e., asserting the patent to exclude an implementer of the standard from a market to obtain a higher price for use of the patent than would have been possible before the standard was set, when alternative technologies could have been chosen.The Effect On Patent LawsuitsAccording to The Wall Street Journal, Samsung was disappointed in the ruling, feeling that it has tried to license these patents to Apple in the correct legal manner and that Apple has been unwilling to accept the license. For its part, Apple lauded the Obama administration for “standing up for innovation” and that Samsung was wrong to abuse the patent system.The belief among many essential patent holders is that the administration’s decision was a bad one, upsetting a status quo that has developed over decades in how essential patents are licensed. The ITC injunction against the importation of Apple products that had not licensed the patent in question from Samsung was a bit of a surprise given that usually standard essential patents lawsuits do not end up in import bans and the parties are usually forced into a FRAND licensing agreement. On the other hand, many people will ask that if the situations had been reversed and it was Apple that had an import ban on Samsung based on essential patents, would the White House would have vetoed the ITC ruling? Apple is a darling in the U.S. tech industry and a favorite among many government officials. Was the White House playing favorites for one of the country’s biggest tech companies?The ITC obviously won’t like the veto, just on the basis that the White House undercut its decision making in a fairly important case. Froman was careful in his letter to Williamson to say that the veto was, “not an endorsement or a criticism of the Commission’s decision or analysis.” He said that Samsung may still pursue its case through the court system.The ITC has become a central figure in patent battles in the U.S., as companies go to the agency to get quick results on patent fights rather than duking it out in Federal courts in cases that can often take months or years before going to trial. If the ITC has its authority diminished by the threat of presidential veto, companies with patent issues may choose to keep their battles in the courts, spending more time and effort on legal maneuverings. Consumers may get something good out of this, though: they will likely see less bans on smartphones and tablets including both new models and long-tail units, such as the older iPhones and iPads at issue in this case.The iPhone 4 and iPad 2 are both still available to consumers in the U.S. but perhaps not for long. Apple traditionally sunsets discounted older products when it comes out with newer models. The new iPhone is expected to be announced by Apple near the end of September while newer iPads are expected by the end of the year. So, while the effect to consumers in the short term from this ruling is likely minimal, the overall precedent set by the White House in this case could have effects on future patent battles between tech giants. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement
Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Tags:#cloud#encryption#Google#nsa#privacy selena larson Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud In what seems to be a response to increased anxiety about the privacy of data stored online among both consumers and businesses following revelations of extensive spying by US government agencies, Google announced that Google Cloud Storage, a service used by third-party developers to build cloud apps, now automatically encrypts all data before it is written to disk. Google is not charging anything extra for the service. Users of Cloud Storage do not need to configure or modify the way they access the service—though if developers were previously managing their own encryption, they may want to reprogram their apps to save themselves the work.The data is encrypted automatically with a unique key under the 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES-128). Users who prefer to manage their own keys are encouraged to continue encrypting their data personally before writing it to the cloud. This new feature is active on all new data written to the cloud. Older data will be encrypted over the next few months. Google’s announcement comes on the heels of concerns that the National Security Agency and other US agencies overstepped their legal authorities in conducting surveillance over data networks. But Google is also playing catch-up with other cloud-storage platforms like Amazon. That company implemented server-side encryption on its Amazon S3 storage service in 2011.