Taoiseach says Level 5 will continue into February

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Taoiseach says Level 5 will continue into February The Taoiseach says Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions will continue into February.Micheal Martin told his parliamentary party last night the case numbers remain too high.It comes as a further 61 deaths and 2,488 new case have been reported – while latest figures show there’s 1,923 people with the disease in hospital, including 210 in ICU.84 of the new cases were in Donegal.NPHET will meet later to consider the current situation, and Cabinet will make a final decision on restrictions on Tuesday. Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – January 21, 2021 Homepage BannerNews Pinterest WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Previous articleTalks to resume on return of special educationNext articleValentines weekend date for Jason Quigley News Highland Facebooklast_img read more

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2016 Ohio Crop Tour I-71 Day #1

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest       Presented by AgroLiquidMarion CountyCorn Summary: As we wrap up Day #1 we continue to see some better corn and substantial moisture. This 20 inch field was planted April 25th and there is very little disease and some pest pressure (see picture below). Ear fill was solid and so was the yield guess at 171.Soybean Summary: Even though this field was just across the lane it was planted a full 31 days later than the corn. They have turned out to be a nice even, healthy stand with some blooms yet to go. Canopy height was 38 inches and first node showed up 4 inches high. We rate this field as Good with a great chance of turning to Excellent.Marion CountyMarion CountyMarion CountyMarion CountyWyandot CountyCorn Summary: This was by far the muddiest field we’ve been into today. Still some standing water in some parts. Still a good amount of N in these stalks. Very light GLS below the ear but virtually nothing above the ear. The ears didn’t match the look of the stands. Pollination issues prove that this rain is way too late here. Our yield estimate is 154.Soybean Summary: Plenty of moisture for these beans and this great looking stand will use it as pods continue to fill out. Canopy height was 32 inches and the first node was about 3 inches high. We are noticing a lot of marestail this year as many farmers looked like they just let them go. We rate this field as Good.Wyandot CountyWyandot CountyWyandot CountyWyandot CountyCrawford CountyCorn Summary: Pretty nice field here. A little disease pressure but no insect pressure to speak of. Ear fill was average but the kernels were on the small side. The crop is green and the ground is in great shape. The number we came up with here is 165.Soybean Summary: The soybeans looked really healthy, but they are not as heavily podded as you might expect. Bean leaf beetle and Japanese beetle were munching on this field. Canopy height was 40 inches and first node height was 2 inches. The population was about 160,000, with some spots a bit lower due to skips. We rate this field as Good.Crawford CountyCrawford CountyCrawford CountyCrawford CountyHuron CountyCorn Summary: If the yards in this area are any indication, rain has been very timely this year (see picture below). The corn here wasn’t all that tall, but after our yield calculations we are pretty sure it is just that type of hybrid. The ear fill here was too good. This farmer should have pushed pops (29,000) a little more here. The leaves are showing some corn borer pressure, but from a health standpoint this is one of the best fields we’ve been in. Our yield guess is 163.Soybean Summary: This field was planted in 15 inch rows and they also look healthy but short. Pods were just starting to fill. Canopy was 30 inches high and the first nodes were 3 inches off the ground. Disease and insect pressures were low but this is just an average looking field. We rate it as Good.Huron CountyHuron CountyHuron CountyHuron County Ashland CountyCorn Summary: Not a lot to say about this corn. Populations were pushing 35,000 and that explains the tip-back, a good thing in this case. Ear fill was good and very little pressures noticed. More dry dirt here. Yield estimates at 205…best so far on this leg of the tour!Soybean Summary: As far along as the corn field was, the beans were not. As you can see by the picture below, this was planted into stubble. Some plants only had one pod so far, but the health of this field promises some nice potential. Canopy height averaged 26 inches and first node was 4 inches up. We rate this field as Good.The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited with one of the tour scouts, Pickaway County’s Bill Black at this stop.                                      Ashland CountyAshland CountyAshland CountyAshland CountyWayne CountyCorn Summary: This is one of the healthiest corn fields we have seen. It is also the driest dirt we have been into. This area has received some of the rains over the past couple of days, but have been dry recently. Population here was 29,000 and ear fill was excellent. Our yield check is at 168.On a side note, the field across the street was planted into wheat stubble. The farmer told us that the wheat was harvested for feed on the dairy in mid May and planted to corn shortly thereafter. You can see some pics of that field below as well.Soybean Summary: Although this field was in really good shape, it is still not as good as our Delaware County stop. Japanese and Bean Leaf Beetles along with some grasshoppers were feeding here. Canopy height was 40 inches and the first node height was 2 1/2 inches high. Pods are starting to fill and we rate this field as excellent!Wayne CountyWayne CountyWayne CountyWayne CountyHolmes CountyCorn Summary: As far as views go, these contour strips are nice to look at. There is no doubt this field was planted when it was wet. Planting date was May 20th. Pollination issues are as bad as we have seen and to make matters worse, tip-back has begun to set in. You’ll see in the picture below that both Northern and Gray are here too. The dry summer has kept disease and insect pressures at bay. Our yield guess is an even 100.Soybean Summary: Also planted when it was wet. Marestail was present, as was some disease and Japanese Beetles and Green Stink Bugs. Canopy height was only 24 inches tall and there weren’t many pods to count. We rate this bean field as Fair.Holmes CountyHolmes CountyHolmes CountyHolmes County Richland CountyCorn Summary: Not only did this field look extremely healthy, but the N was still really good here. Every stalk had a nice ear on it, but our samples were all 12 around. The yield calc here is at 164. Planting date was the 3rd week of May.Soybean Summary: Soybeans were just as clean and there were more blooms here yet to be podded than we have seen so far. Canopy height was 36 inches and the first node height was 2 inches. Ranks up there with the best beans thus far. We rate these as excellent.Richland CountyRichland CountyRichland County Knox CountyCorn Summary: This field was planted during the last week of May and before these latest rains, this area was over an inch deficient from the 10 year average. Ear fill was good and our pop number was anywhere from 31,000 to 33,000. No disease pressure and very little insects noticed here. This plot looked healthier than our previous stop and our yield guess is 152.Soybean Summary: These beans were nice and still growing. They were planted thick and the pods looked A-O.K. Canopy height was about 38 inches and the first node was 4 inches up. We rate this field as good.Knox CountyKnox CountyKnox CountyKnox CountyMorrow CountyCorn Summary: The signs of stress are easy to see in a good part of this county. The field we scouted, planted on May 25th, looked good from the road, but once we plucked some ears we realized that the yield is not going to be great. Very light disease above the ear and the stalks were firing throughout. Our yield check pegged this field at 142 bushels per acre.Soybean Summary: The picture below show just how results will vary based on the soil type. Compared to Delaware and Licking Counties, these beans were shorter, with a canopy height of 26 inches. First node height was about 2 inches. Little disease here but the insects were feeding pretty heavy here. Stalks were very lightly podded and we rate this field as good.Morrow CountyMorrow CountyMorrow CountyMorrow CountyLicking CountyCorn Summary: Overall the quality in this corn was really good and the disease pressure was much less than our first stop. The one thing that hurt this field was quite a few skips in the rows were in and that will take a hit on our estimate. Insect and weed issues were non existent and the health was very good. Field was planted on May 14th. Our estimate for this corn comes in at 146 bushels per acre.Soybean Summary: Some of these canopy heights were close to 40 inches high and as you can see in the pictures below, there are still blooms on the top and more potential left. Disease pressure was light, but we did see some bean leaf beetle feeding throughout the field. This area received over 2 inches of rain in the past 4 days and that will really help as these beans finish out. We rate this field in excellent condition.Licking CountyLicking CountyLicking CountyLicking CountyDelaware CountyCorn Summary: Our first field of corn was planted April 18th in 20 inch rows. This very nice stand was populated at 29,000. Tip-back was noticed here and about 20% of the ears were beginning to droop, something we may see a bit more of on this tour. Northern was evident below the ear and some N was missing. Yield estimates here were a solid 190 bushels to the acre.Soybean Summary: Disease and insect pressures were very light. Very little white mold and a few grasshoppers and beetles. First nodes were an inch off the ground and the pods were filling nicely. The canopy height was 36 inches. Field was planted April 26th. We rate this field good to excellent.Delaware CountyDelaware CountyDelaware CountyDelaware Countylast_img read more

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Iraq coach Radhi Shenaishil sacked after World Cup failure

first_imgIraq’s Radhi Shenaishil became the third coaching casualty of Asian World Cup qualifying Group B when he was sacked late on Monday.The 50-year-old was shown the door after defeat to Saudi Arabia in Jeddah at the end of last month all but ruled the country out of contention for a place in Russia next year.”We are not happy with the results and the coaching team is to be sacked and replaced by foreign staff,” read a statement on the Iraq FA Facebook page (www.facebook.com/iraqfa).”The FA will work with the Iraqi government and Iraqi Olympic Committee to provide funds for a replacement.”Shenaishil’s departure follows that of United Arab Emirates coach Mahdi Ali, who quit after a 2-0 loss to Australia in Sydney in the same round of matches effectively ended his team’s dreams of qualifying for Russia.Thailand’s Kiatisuk Senamuang also stepped down in the wake of the 4-0 thrashing by Japan that ended slim Thai hopes of reaching the finals for the first time.Shenaishil led Iraq to the semi-finals of the 2015 Asian Cup in a previous stint in charge and, after a spell at Baghdad club Al-Shorta, returned to mastermind the bid to qualify for the World Cup finals for the first time since 1986.Hampered by having to play their “home” matches in neutral venues for security reasons, the Iraqis were always going to struggle to clinch a ticket to Russia after losing their first three qualifiers of the third round.The 1-0 loss to the Saudis on March 28 left the 2007 Asian champions fifth in Group B with four points from seven matches, nine points behind third-placed Australia and 12 in arrears to leaders Saudi Arabia and Japan.advertisementThe top two teams qualify directly for Russia, while third place offers a further berth via a playoff against the similarly placed team in Group A and an intercontinental tie against a team from the Central and North America Confederation.last_img read more

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9 months agoPSG push Everton to drop Gueye price

first_imgPSG push Everton to drop Gueye priceby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton are willing to sell to Idrissa Gueye this month.PSG are in contact with Everton about a deal for the midfielder, says L’Equipe.And Everton are prepared to sell Gueye – but for no less than €45m.The price is deemed too rich by PSG, which rate the player closer to €30-35m.Gueye is tied to Everton until 2022. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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BSVI transition will make rest of the year difficult for auto industry

first_imgNew Delhi: Auto industry body SIAM on Wednesday said the industry, which has been reeling under a prolonged slump, is staring at a difficult road ahead for the rest of the year due to transition to BS-VI emission norm from BS-VI by April 2020. Terming it as a “huge challenge”, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) President Rajan Wadhera said on an average each vehicle manufacturer is spending close to Rs 1,000 crore to upgrade all of their model line-up to meet the new emission norm within a short span. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”The auto industry, as we all have seen in the past eight months, has witnessed continuous de-growth and August being the worst at 30 per cent,” Wadhera said, while speaking at Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) annual auto retail conclave. He further said the entire value chain of the auto industry – from component suppliers to vehicles manufacturers and dealers – have been impacted by the slowdown. “The road for the rest of the year is also looking difficult because there is a huge challenge of migration from BS-IV to BS-VI is awaiting us,” Wadhera said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostNew technologies coming into vehicle, which has to be done “in a span of three years across all models and have defect free products is a huge challenge”, he added. “On an average an OEM is spending about Rs 1,000 crore to upgrade their product portfolio,” Wadhera said. In order to ensure a smooth transition, he said, “Sales forecasting and operational efficiency has become important on account of the upcoming BS-IV to BS-VI transition”. While the dealers will be managing the front-end, OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) need to ensure that there should neither be loss of sales on account of unavailability of products nor allow inventory build up or write-off which will create more hardships for the dealers, he added. In the near future, Wadhera said the auto industry will not only have to deal with slowdown and BS-VI transition, but also has “actually prepare for the future mobility” – electric, connected and autonomous.last_img read more

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BC Coroners Service releases data showing MVI fatalities are preventable

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Coroners Service has released data that shows that motor vehicle fatalities are preventable.According to the most recent data published, a lack of restraint use, along with drug and/or alcohol involvement, was noted as a contributory factor to recent MVI deaths in British Columbia.Coroners Service released the updated data in its report, ‘Motor Vehicle Incident Deaths – 2008-2018’. The data shows that there were 314 motor vehicle deaths in B.C. in 2018, up from 299 in 2017, yet still below the annual average of 326 per year during the past decade.The Coroners Service also updated its motorcycle-involved fatality report, which captures a rise in deaths involving motorcyclists. In 2018, 16 percent of the 314 deaths involved motorcycles or mopeds.In 2018 alone, there were 51 motorcyclist deaths. This is the highest annual total for the past decade and a 50 percent increase over 2017.More information on the report can be found on the Government of B.C.’s website.last_img read more

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Goutam Deb asks TMC workers to oust communal forces

first_imgBalurghat: In a scathing attack against the BJP, Trinamool’s South Dinajpur unit observer Goutam Deb said on Sunday that the target of Trinamool Congress is to defeat the communal forces and capture all the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the upcoming Parliamentary elections.Deb slammed the BJP at a party conference here on Sunday afternoon. “The BJP will not win a single seat in our state. The target of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is to win all Lok Sabha seats in Bengal. It is our goal to unite people while to the contrary the BJP’s motto is to divide people. People will not support them. There is no place of communal disharmony here. People are staying here in peace but sometimes the peace is disturbed by the supporters of the saffron party,” he said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaDeb asked local Trinamool leaders and workers to keep their eyes open so that they don’t fall prey to the tactics of the BJP. “The BJP is trying to create a political unrest in Bengal before the upcoming elections. Narendra Modi and Amit Shah have targeted Bengal as they know they will not retain power unless they win a substantial number of seats here. BJP’s days in the Centre are numbered,” he said. Deb said in the last 2014 LS polls, Trinamool candidate and popular theatre personality Arpita Ghosh captured Balurghat seat by defeating the RSP with more than one lakh votes. He said the BJP had secured the third place in the Lok Sabha election. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway”Mamata Banerjee has again selected Ghosh for Balurghat as she had done a great job as an MP. Her task has not ended yet,” he said. Outgoing Trinamool MP Arpita Ghosh, district president Biplab Mitra, MLAs Bachchu Hansda and Toraf Hussein Mondal, party leaders Sankar Chakraborty, Satyen Roy along with thousands of party activists were present in the conference. Addressing a press conference, Biplab Mitra said: “We will try our best so that we can retain the Balurghat seat. It is true that BJP has targeted the seat but their intention will not be successful.” Arpita Ghosh urged the TMC workers to stress on campaigning to achieve the dream of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of winning of all 42 LS seats.last_img read more

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US mulls H1B application fee hike Indian cos to be hit

first_imgWashington DC: The US plans to hike the H-1B visa application fee to increase funding for the expansion of an apprentice programme, Labour Secretary Alexander Acosta has told American lawmakers, a move that would impose additional financial burden on Indian IT companies. Testifying before a Congressional committee on the annual budget of the Department of Labor for the fiscal year 2020 beginning October 1, 2019, he said that the Labour Department has also made changes to the H-1B application forms to ensure greater transparency and better protect American workers from employers seeking to misuse the programme. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraAcosta, however, did not give details of the proposed increase in the H-1B filing fee and the categories of applicants it would be enforced on. But given past experience, the Indian IT companies, which account for a large number of H-1B applications, are likely to face the additional financial burden because of this proposed increase in H-1B filing fees. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 days Arguing that foreigners hurt American workers by competing for jobs and driving down wages, the Trump administration has tightened the noose around the H-1B visa programme. In his testimony on May 2, Acosta said, “In FY 2020, the Department’s budget includes $160 million to continue our expansion of apprenticeship programmes, along with a proposal to increase H-1B fee revenues to fund additional apprenticeship activities.” The apprentice programme trains American youths in technology related activities. Acosta told lawmakers that last year the Department of Labour had launched the first-ever sector-based apprenticeship grant funding opportunity to invest $150 million to expand apprenticeships in those in-demand industry sectors most often filled by individuals on H-1B visas.last_img read more

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Dublin Ireland – The Merrion in Dublin invites Ir

first_imgDublin, Ireland – The Merrion in Dublin invites Irish Americans (and their friends of any nationality) to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland where all of the shenanigans began centuries ago. The Merrion’s St. Patrick’s Festival Special Offer and St. Patrick’s Shamrock Package offer excepitional access to the five-day festival of street performances, dancing and music adds to Dublin’s spirit and fun.The St. Patrick’s Festival Special Offer includes accommodations in a superior double or twin room in the hotel’s Garden Wing, full Irish breakfast for two the next morning and two Black Velvets, The Merrion’s signature cocktail, on arrival.St. Patrick’s Shamrock Package, perfect for guests who want the full festival experience, includes two nights in a superior double or deluxe twin room in the Garden Wing, full Irish breakfast on both mornings, two Black Velvet cocktails on arrival and two grandstand tickets for the St. Patrick’s Day Festival Parade on March 17.www.merrionhotel.comlast_img read more

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