Donegal among Ireland’s 10 most deprived areas

first_imgDonegal has been listed among the ten most deprived regions of Ireland, according to a new report.The county was ranked in 25th place on a list of deprivation scores from 34 Irish county and city councils.Donegal, has a “substantial burden of deprivation” with a mean score of 1.067, according to the national deprivation index for Ireland 2016, published by Trinity College. The deprivation index looks at the four indicators of unemployment, low social class, local authority rented housing, and car ownership.Some of the most deprived areas of Donegal are the North Donegal Gaeltacht, Gweedore, the islands, south west Donegal and around Carndonagh in Inishowen.The report also noted large improvements in scores for parts of Inishowen and other areas between 2011 and 2016. Researchers found that people living in the most deprived areas in the country tend to have a shorter life expectancy than those living in higher scoring areas. The difference in life expectancy between the most deprived area (Limerick City) and the least deprived area (Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown) was 6.4 years for women and 7.5 years for men. The report stated that deprivation can be improved through policy interventions, such as increasing the local authority housing and improved public transport to account for low levels of car ownership.“Our analysis shows that although many areas improved between 2011 and 2016, some deteriorated. For over 20 years the index has been an important tool both for analysing health data and for supporting local and national-level health policy development,” lead author of the report Dr Conor Teljeur said. Donegal among Ireland’s 10 most deprived areas was last modified: November 29th, 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)last_img read more

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Warriors’ Joe Lacob on Patrick McCaw’s absence: “I don’t really understand it”

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceWarriors majority owner Joe Lacob spoke the thoughts of many Warriors fans and those in the organization regarding Patrick McCaw’s absence through training camp and entering the 2018-19 season.“I don’t really understand it,” Lacob told Bay Area News Group recently. “It completely befuddles me. I’m at a loss.”McCaw declined the Warriors’ $1.7 million qualifying offer that would have made him a restricted free agent. …last_img

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2015 Between the Rows wraps up harvest

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Andy Rodefer, Preble Co.Harvest is all done. We finished up with our custom work last week. Now we are working on disk ripping ground, spreading fertilizer and getting ready for next year.In the corn it was all over the board. There were really good yields in some areas that were planted early. I think that in this area, no-till really struggled this year. There are a lot of no-tillers around here and they could not plant early this year. That no-till ground needed two or three days for the ground to dry out and the conventional guys were able to sneak in and get started. It is not about the no-till, necessarily, it is just about where you could get in early.In this area there is corn that was in the 50 to 100 bushel an acre range, corn that was 100 to 150 bushels and then anything planted early on well drained soil was 200 or over. There was a very wide range.Our corn was a little better than we expected it to be. The early corn was all really good for us and we had one farm on gravelly ground that had the best corn we have ever had on it. But if you took our township, I would say that the average yield is in the 125-bushel range.We got 3.5 inches of rain a couple of weeks ago. Within two days, we were back in the field. The ground soaked it in really quickly. We have had a couple of small rains since then and they are calling for more showers this week. We are disk ripping and everything is in good shape right now. We got through harvest without compacting the ground worse than it was from this spring. And not having to pay the propane bill to dry this corn this fall was nice.For the rest of this week’s reports, click here.last_img read more

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Herbicide plots on display at FSR

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The field appears as a checkerboard: thriving green crops beside squares of shriveling beige stalks.This was not a farmer’s bad luck. Instead the field was intentionally sprayed with 13 different weed killers to show their effects on various crops as well as the consequences of herbicides that drift from their intended target.“Would a farmer do this to a field? Absolutely not,” said Harold Watters, an agronomy field specialist with Ohio State University Extension, the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University.“The purpose is to share what can happen when things don’t go as planned.”For farmers, weeds are an increasingly vexing problem as the herbicides that used to kill them no longer work. Just about every year at least one weed in Ohio is shown to survive a herbicide that used to destroy it, Watters said.The increased use of a herbicide often causes the target weed to become resistant to it, in much the same way that increased use of antibiotics has led to some of them no longer being effective against certain bacterial infections.At least seven different types of weeds common in Ohio are resistant to one or more herbicides that previously killed them, said Mark Loux, an OSU Extension weed specialist. Waterhemp, one of the more rapidly spreading weeds in Ohio, is particularly troublesome because of its resistance to so many weed killers including glyphosate, a popular herbicide.Watters and Loux will be among a team of OSU Extension experts who will discuss issues relevant to farmers, including herbicides, cover crops and nutrient management, during the 56th annual Farm Science Review Sept. 18-20 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London.Besides illustrating the effects of various herbicides, the demonstration plots at the Review will show how nutrient levels within a field can differ significantly.“I can look across a field and see waves of differences,” Watters said.One portion of a field might be low in phosphorus, while another section has enough of it, information a farmer needs to ensure that no portion of a field is treated with too much of the key nutrient. Those differences underscore the need for a farmer to apply different rates of fertilizer or manure to different parts of a field growing the same crop to prevent the potential for runoff of those nutrients into an above ground water source, Watters said.last_img read more

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Geocaching in the News – A Story Worth Telling

first_img SharePrint RelatedGeocaching HQ Says Geocaching without Speaking a WordMay 11, 2015In “Community”Geocaching, the Gift of FriendshipMarch 11, 2013In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Your Geocaching Community Awaits…August 5, 2013In “Geocaching.com Videos” Alaska Airlines article (click to read)Geocachers grab headlines around the world as Ambassadors of Adventure, Everyday Explorers or just those people doing that new outdoor tech thing. While geocaching is not new to us, more and more people are seeing geocaching in the news and in TV shows.Geocaching Co-Founder Bryan Roth speaks to the Swiss Magazine The Gentlemen’s Club. (click to read p33)You’re part of an emerging hobby that gets people outside and into adventure. Geocachers are a global band of tech-guided explorers some five million strong. Sometimes the geocaching adventure is just around the corner, other times the hunt delivers geocachers to the top of a mountain. But people always love to hear about the geocaching journey, especially in the media.In the past weeks and months, geocaching has appeared in publications around the globe. Geocaching was featured as a tool to see and experience the world in a new way in the USAToday video, “Want a modern day treasure hunt? Go geocaching.” Geocaching Co-Founder Bryan Roth helped Swiss readers of the magazine The Gentleman’s Guide (p.33) learn more about the addictive hobby. A police officer, who’s also a geocacher, used the Geocaching app to help find a lost hiker. The story made national news in the United States. Even airline passengers are reading about geocaching in the Alaska Airlines Magazine.USAToday video of Geocaching (click to watch)Geocaching delivers something most technologies cannot – and it’s worth writing about. Geocaching takes people outside to connect with each other. Every time you sign a log book or replace a geocache where you just found it, you’re adding to the story of that location. You connect to a community with each geocache you find. You also care for the environment along the way. It’s a newspaper article or television story that never gets old.You can continue reading too. You can always find geocaching in the news through this link.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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Darvish left spinning as Dodgers fall into World Series deficit

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 READ: Astros start fast, top Dodgers for 2-1 World Series leadIf Los Angeles is to win the World Series, the Dodgers will have to do it at home for the first time since 1963 — and with a bullpen that has covered 13 1/3 innings over the past two games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAhead of his start, Darvish joked he should receive a gracious greeting because he wore a “Houston Strong” T-shirt last month to raise money for hurricane relief.“Maybe I can use a ball that doesn’t have much pop in it,” he said through a translator. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Yu Darvish leaves the game during the second inning of Game 3 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)HOUSTON — Pitching in his World Series debut, Yu Darvish kept turning his head as balls clanked off the outfield wall or soared over it.Darvish had never pitched fewer than three innings in 135 previous big league outings. On baseball’s biggest stage, he got just five outs and left with a four-run deficit in Friday’s night’s 5-3 loss to Houston, which put the Dodgers in a 2-1 World Series hole.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Yuli Gurriel drove a slider into the left field Crawford Boxes opening the second, and Josh Reddick doubled to left for his first extra-base hit in 49 plate appearances this postseason — the third extra-base hit off Darvish among the Astros’ first six batters.Evan Gattis walked and, after a visit to the mound by pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, Gonzalez hit a 373-foot single off the left-field wall for a 2-0 lead.Brian McCann lined an RBI single into right and Alex Bregman hit a sacrifice fly with one out, and Darvish was done for the day, skirting the edge of the World Series logo as he walked to the third-base dugout.Yasiel Puig also had a bad day. With Los Angeles trailing 4-1 in the fourth, he singled down the third-base line, ran past first, slowed to almost a stop, then noticed the ball was bounding off the low wall. He then started for second and was thrown out by Gonzalez.Reliever Tony Watson added his own errant moment, throwing Gattis’ chopper past first baseman Cody Bellinger in the fifth, allowing Reddick to score from first base on what was ruled an infield hit and a two-base error.After a strong start by Clayton Kershaw in the opener and a good-but-abbreviated one from Rich Hill in Game 2, the Dodgers have failed to retire the side in order for 14 consecutive innings. The bullpen stretched a scoreless streak to 28 innings during Game 2 on Wednesday night before blowing a save and losing in 11 innings. Houston had enough pop to keep the ornamental train above Minute Maid Park’s left-field wall sounding its whistle often early in Friday’s game.Darvish threw 49 pitches and had just one swing and miss — by Carlos Correa on a 98 mph fastball in the first inning. There was also a missed bunt attempt by Marwin Gonzalez before his run-scoring single in the second.The 31-year-old Japanese right-hander seemed amped up. His fastball averaged 94.7 mph during the season, according to Brooks Baseball, but with higher velocity against the Astros, his slider flattened.Acquired from Texas at the July 31 trade deadline, Darvish had been 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA in a pair of postseason starts, winning Game 3s against Arizona in the Division Series and the Cubs in the League Championship Series.But he seemed out of sort right from the start against Houston, falling behind leadoff hitter George Springer 3-1 and allowing an RBI double.ADVERTISEMENT Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Astros start fast, top Dodgers for 2-1 World Series lead Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC07:50BYS Academy: Create a Fall Glam Makeup Look00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

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Jayant Yadav slams maiden Test century

first_imgJayant Yadav scored his maiden Test century as India took control over England in the fourth Test with Virat Kohli hitting a magnificent double hundred. (Thrilling first day on field for Test debutant Jayant Yadav)The 26-year-old reached his century in 196 balls and the knock was studded with 14 fours. (Scorecard)Jayant also became the first Indian to score a century at No.9 in Test cricket, surpassing Farokh Engineer, who scored 90 against New Zealand at Chennai in 1965. He was finally dismissed by Adil Rashid on 104, ending a strong 241-run stand with skipper Kohli. Their eighth-wicket partnership is a record for India in Tests.The Haryana all-rounder has impressed the pundits in his short Test career. On his Test debut in the second match against England at Vizag, he had scored a crucial 55. (India vs England, 4th Test, Day 4: Live Cricket Scores)Jayant, who has claimed eight wickets in just two matches, looks promising as an upcoming all-rounder for the Indian squad. (Virat Kohli joins Bradman, Ponting in elite list after third double hundred in 2016)India are looking confident to clean sweep the five-match series, currently leading by 2-0.last_img read more

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England vs Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019: Weather Updates from Leeds on Friday

first_imgA struggling Sri Lanka take on in-form England in their World Cup 2019 tie at Headingley in Leeds on Friday. England, who have had an impressive campaign so far, will be eyeing their fifth victory in the ongoing World Cup. Eoin Morgan’s men have lost only one match and that came while chasing against Pakistan.England won their last two games comprehensively, by margins of eight wickets and 105 runs against West Indies and Afghanistan respectively. Having acquiring an enviable assortment of big-hitters who routinely post 300-plus scores, England is the team to beat in this tournament. The likes of Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root and Eoin Morgan have been taking opposition attacks to the cleaners.England will inch closer to the World Cup semi-finals with a win over Sri Lanka at Headingley. England hold the edge over Lanka (6-4) in the World Cup meetings. Sri Lanka are in a must-win scenario after pocketing just one victory. Sri Lanka registered their only win against Afghanistan in a rain-affected game in Cardiff.They were completely outclassed by New Zealand and Australia and two of their matches were washed out. Dimuth Karunaratne’s side have to win all of the remaining games to make it to the semis of World Cup 2019.England vs Sri Lanka: Weather updates from Leeds Cricket fans can breathe a sigh of relief as there is no rain predicted throughout the day in Leeds. The World Cup 2019 match between England and Sri Lanka will most probably be a full 50-overs-a-side game without any rain interruptions.advertisementFriday looks set to be a nice day for a World Cup match, with sunny intervals and cloudy spells, according to AccuWeather. Cloudy weather is forecasted for most of Friday in Leeds with sunny intervals and no rain at all. Screengrab from AccuWeather Screengrab from AccuWeatherAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli chills out with ‘champ’ Rishabh Pant ahead of Afghanistan matchAlso See:last_img read more

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10 months agoMurillo: Mina advice key to Barcelona move

first_imgMurillo: Mina advice key to Barcelona moveby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJeison Murillo admits Yerry Mina convinced him about moving to Barcelona.Mina left Barca for Everton last summer and urged his Colombia teammate to accept the move when the Catalans approached Valencia about a loan deal.Murillo was unveiled by Barca yesterday and he confirmed Mina’s influence.”I am very friendly with Yerry. He recommended to me several things, he advised me,” said the defender.Murillo has joined Barca on-loan to June with a permanent option. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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200 Delegates Expected for Regional Geo-Spatial Conference

first_imgSome 200 delegates from countries within the region, the United Kingdom and Africa, are expected in Jamaica next week for the 6th Conference of the Urban Regional Information Systems Association (URISA). The five-day event, from November 12 to 16, is scheduled for the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in Montego Bay.  Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, is expected to officially declare the event open on November 14. Under the theme: ‘Spatial Technologies: Critical Thinking, for Critical Times’, the conference is expected to attract persons involved in using Geographical Information System (GIS) applications.  These include over 120 key industry decision makers, senior government officials, heads of agencies and departments as well as GIS and information technology (IT) professionals and experts.    The conference will also host a high level meeting of policy directors and technocrats, including Minister Pickersgill, who are expected to decide on a direction for the use of GIS technology in the region. Speaking at a recent JIS Think, President of the Caribbean Chapter of URISA and conference chair, Valerie Grant, said the conference will focus on the development of a regional framework of geo-spatial information, capacity building and education, standardization of regional data, trends in information technology, among others. She said the event also provides a great opportunity for persons locally and regionally, to improve their knowledge base on geo-spatial technology, as new software will be on display. Acting National GIS Co-ordinator in the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Mark Codling, said one key element of the conference is to show how GIS technology can be used to enhance development. “We have to see how the region can move forward in opening new doors for jobs in the geo-spatial industry. We have seen a high demand for data, so we’ll have to decide how we can make proper decisions and assist our policy makers and government in moving forward toward national development,” he said. He said that GIS is applicable to every sector, noting for example, that it has been used in agriculture, in terms of identifying ideal locations for setting up greenhouses.  “We looked at certain parameters; the slope of the land and where it is best to put a greenhouse and it was very successful. So government was able to identify locations that are not flood prone, saving millions of dollars,” he noted. Ms. Grant agreed about the wide-ranging applicability of GIS technology, noting that “most of the enduring problems that we face, such as poverty alleviation, disaster risk reduction, all have a spatial component and GIS is what helps to solve them. So if (Hurricane) Sandy produced “X” inches of rainfall what is the likelihood that a certain place will flood. These are some of the decisions we can make or predict in a dispassionate scientific way,” she stated. Representatives from Suriname, Guyana, Barbados, Trinidad, Saint Maarten and Jamaica are expected to attend the URISA Conference.  Members of the public, including representatives of tertiary institutions, keen on geo-spatial technologies and development, are invited to view displays and participate in the scheduled workshops.last_img read more

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