first_img– Doctor to treat affected residentsBy Shemuel FanfairOver the last few months, intermittent flooding affected the lives of residents and farmers in Region Five (Mahaica/Berbice). This comes despite efforts by sub-agencies of the Agriculture Ministry and the Regional Administration to alleviate the situation.Guyana Times is aware that heavy rains between Friday evening and Saturday morning once again raised the water level in several communities.While the water in the Mahaicony River was described as bearable, inhabitants are still suffering losses as flood waters in the backlands are where most of farmlands and livestock are located.On Saturday, this newspaper was told that many farmers along the Mahaicony River had sold their current crop of “seed paddy” earlier that morning out of fear the flooding will destroy their future plots for rice cultivation. However, some farmers are undecided and are contemplating their next moves.One such farmer explained that the backlands flooding has destroyed much of the cash-crop he had planted.A female farmer, who preferred not to be named, explained that she too suffered losses due to the prolonged flooding. The woman explained that she lost three calves and a number of crops. The farmer estimated her losses in the vicinity of $800,000 and has appealed to be provided with food assistance.Guyana Times learnt that a doctor will visit the Mora Health Centre today (Sunday) to assess the medical needs of residents there. This comes in light of reports that mosquitoes abounded, which affected adults and children.Additionally, reports also surfaced that children suffered rashes and influenza.It was only Thursday that a farmer of First Savannah, Mahaicony River, told this publication that one of his calves recently perished. He reiterated calls for a vet to visit the affected animals more regularly.Regional Chairman Vickchand Ramphal had noted Thursday last that “a lot of work” needed to be done to alleviate the flooding. “The drains, the trenches need to be desilted,” he had stated.The chairman had further noted that farmers, especially in Mahaicony, who have lost cash-crops are still calling for assistance to sustain their livelihood.Ramphal had also posited that farmers have been facing challenges since the El Niño period, and are now getting affected by the flooding. On that basis, he had explained that farmers are hopeful they will be given the assistance they require.“They are hoping that the Government will help them to get back on their feet again,” the chairman told this newspaper.last_img read more

first_imgWomen’s volleyball Heather Hughes had 17 kills and 12 digs as Loyola Marymount earned a 30-27, 30-21, 30-20 victory over host Portland. Christianna Reneau added nine kills and 16 digs, while Emily Day (West Torrance High) had seven kills and 10 digs for the Lions (9-6, 1-1 WCC). The Pilots fell to 7-9, 0-3. Men’s water polo Reid Tomassi scored two of his four goals in overtime as No. 7 Long Beach State defeated No. 10 Loyola Marymount, 11-8. The host Lions (5-9) erased a 6-3 halftime margin to take a 7-6 lead with 2:44 remaining, only to see Jake Kinne score the equalizer for the 49ers (8-4). Mark Milovic scored four goals for LMU. From news services The Loyola Marymount women’s soccer team earned its school-record seventh straight victory with a 2-0 win over visiting Hawaii on Thursday. Katie Osborne put the Lions (7-3-1) on the board with a goal in the 57th minute. Jessica Sharpe then came in off the bench and scored in the 80th minute. Hawaii fell to 7-3-1. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img jason.kandel@dailynews.com (818) 546-3306 IF YOU GO The Burbank City Council will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 275 E. Olive Ave.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BURBANK – The City Council will consider an appeal Tuesday of the Planning Board’s preliminary approval for a three-story, 15-unit multifamily project on Omer Lane. City Councilman David Gordon called for the issue to be brought forward after residents raised concerns about increased traffic and other quality-of-life issues. Gordon asked the council to consider whether the project is compatible with the neighborhood. Dawn Robinson, a contract planner for the city, said in a report to the council that the project differs in size and scale from the homes in the surrounding neighborhood, although its style would be similar. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“The architect has proposed a project that incorporates current architectural style, with pitched roofing and stucco siding, similar to adjacent buildings,” she wrote. Plans for the project, located at 1014 and 1018 Omer Lane, include a semi-subterranean garage with 33 parking spaces and a landscaped courtyard. To make way for the project, the city plans to demolish a dilapidated duplex built in 1944. Community Development Director Susan Georgino approved the application for the project Sept. 22. On Oct. 5, the Planning Board denied an appeal by a resident who was concerned about traffic. In February, two more residents raised concerns over the project, and Gordon raised his objection in March. As a result of the appeals, the city’s traffic engineering division conducted traffic counts on the street and found that no additional traffic measures would be required. last_img read more

first_img BEST OF 2 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Latest Football News no dice ADVICE Harry Kane celebrates with his team-mates 2 RANKED MONEY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions center_img huge blow Harry Kane believes his late winner in the 2-1 victory over Croatia is one of the most important goals he has ever scored for his country.The captain completed England’s stunning comeback by sliding the ball home to send the Three Lions to the Nations League finals and condemn the Croats to relegation from League A. Harry Kane struck with five minutes to go “Obviously I had some chances in the first-half, myself and the team, that we should’ve taken but we kept going and we kept believing right to the end and I think we got what we deserved.“To come back from behind against a team like that, an experienced team who know how to win games, shows the belief. I couldn’t be more proud of the boys.”Kane also paid tribute to the sell-out Wembley crowd for inspiring the team to victory on Sunday.“It’s down to the belief, not just from us but from the fans as well,” he added.“They were fantastic out there today, the best I’ve ever seen in an England shirt at Wembley.“They just kept driving us on. They believed which made us believe and it’s great to send them home happy.” Andrej Kramaric had put the visitors in front against the run of play, leaving England in desperate need of two goals to avoid the drop themselves.The first came through Jesse Lingard and then Kane sent Wembley into delirium when he met Ben Chilwell’s cross five minutes from time.The Tottenham striker won the Golden Boot at the World Cup in Russia, scoring vital goals against Tunisia and Colombia, but he insists this strike ranks alongside his most significant on the international stage.“It was an important goal to get, probably one of the most important in an England shirt,” Kane told talkSPORT. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red cardlast_img read more

first_imgTraders and shoppers were left shocked today when Letterkenny Town Council put up their Christmas lights – even before Halloween!Three workmen using a cherry-picker began erecting the lights this morning on the town’s Main Street.Shocked passers-by remarked about the move which comes more than two months before Christmas. Although the lights are being erected, they will not be officially turned on until late November.Traders in Letterkenny and across Donegal are hoping the festive season will spark a spending splurge for struggling businesses.Well-known newsagent Paddy Delap of Clarke’s Newsagent on the town’s Main Street said he wasn’t surprised to see the lights going up.“They’re probably putting them up now while they get a chance. “The forecast for December is horrific so they probably won’t get a chance to get them up again.“It is very early but I suppose we can always call them Halloween lights for now,” he laughed.DONEGALDAILY.COM – ALMOST AS QUICK WITH THE NEWS AS LETTERKENNY TOWN COUNCIL IS WITH THEIR CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS!!NO, IT’S NOT APRIL 1ST – IT’S HALLOWEEN AND THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS HAVE GONE UP! was last modified: October 23rd, 2011 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:Christmas lightsHalloweenletterkennylast_img read more

first_imgSt Eunan’s College in Letterkenny have compiled a video in tribute to the winning All-Ireland teams of 1992 and 2012.It’s a clever slice-up of images of such veterans as Declan Bonnar mixed with the current crop of stars including Colm McFadden.Simply click the video to play and enjoy.   DDTV – WHEN THE ALL-IRELAND STARS OF 1992 MET THE STARS OF 2012 was last modified: September 26th, 2012 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)last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Small grains and oil seed producers can now plant more acres quickly and accurately with the introduction of the 76-foot. 1870 Air Hoe Drill from John Deere. This latest addition to the 1870 Air Seeder lineup, which includes 40-foot and 56-foot models, incorporates many new industry-leading features designed to improve seed and fertilizer placement and increase productivity.John Peters, marketing manager for the John Deere Seeding Group, says this wider air seeder integrates the latest in precision placement, depth and pressure control, and other enhancements into one of the most rugged, dynamic air seeders on the market today.“The new 76-foot model 1870 offers a time-saving 36 percent increase in seeding width, better residue flow capabilities, and improved seeding and fertilizer placement and control. Also, with the new retractable openers for easier servicing and improved transport, customers will gain more productivity when seeding small grains and oil seeds,” Peters explains. “When combined with a John Deere air cart and used on rolling, undulating terrain, this is one of the most accurate, productive air seeding systems available.”The 76-foot 1870 is a five-section seeder with 12-inch row spacing compatible with 430-bushel tow-between and 430- or 550-bushel tow-behind John Deere seed carts. It features increased frame height and 56 inches of spacing between each rank, which is nearly 20 inches more space compared to other seeders, to help move residue through without clogging.The 1910 Air Carts have been updated to add even more productivity to the 1870 Air Seeder system. They feature a new AirPower 2 Dual fan option that delivers up to 550 pounds of total product per acre across the full width of the air seeder, using two independently controlled fans. The large, cast aluminum design and increased fan size allows higher-capacity performance especially when operating on slopes or hilly terrain.The new 1870 Air Seeder also features a floating front hitch and wings with a range of 25 degrees of flex. High-flotation tires placed inside the high-clearance frame are standard and provide better ground following and drill-to-soil contact, which helps improve accuracy of seed placement when covering hilly, undulating terrain.Another exclusive standard feature to the 76-foot model is the TruSet™ depth and pressure control. TruSet lets the operator monitor, set and adjust trip force and packing pressure from the tractor cab. TruSet also makes side-to-side frame leveling easier. Controlled through the GreenStar 2630 display, operators can set target seeding depth and adjust on-the-go, saving time and making it easier to fine-tune settings due to changes in field and soil conditions.“Another new feature on this machine is our own Relative Flow™ blockage system that allows the operator to monitor the relative flow rate of both seed and fertilizer from the cab,” says Peters. “Sensors on the primary and secondary hoses and an easy-to-read display help ensure proper seed and fertilizer flow across the drill, from opener to opener.”For improved seed and fertilizer placement, the 1870 has independent hydraulic controls and state-of-the-art openers for consistent seed placement and fertilizer separation. Fertilizer can be banded 6 inches deep and seed tubes can be adjusted in ¼-inch increments. A new cam lever on each opener makes it easier for the operator to adjust seed depth across the entire seeder.With the new 1870 Air Seeder, folding and transporting can be easier and more maneuverable. The 76-foot 1870 folds completely in two minutes and the retractable openers narrow the folded width to a slim 22-1/2 feet. The ability to retract the openers also makes servicing the seeder easier. And the use of more greaseless bushings and long-life components cuts service time in half and increases uptime in the field.To make transport easier, John Deere has included a “bump up” and “duck down” feature that allows customers to increase ground clearance by 4 inches to clear obstacles like railroad tracks and duck down by 6 inches to clear low hanging power lines or overpasses. And to help speed up planting and headland turns, full-rise of the seeder has been optimized to seven and one-half seconds.“From the strong, lattice structure frame to the retractable openers to the integrated software technology, the all-new 76-foot. 1870, combined with our updated 1910 Air Carts, help producers plant small grains and canola faster and more accurately than ever before,” says Peters. “This air seeder is the most significant addition to our air seeding portfolio in recent years!”For more information on the new 76-foot 1870 Air Hoe Seeder, as well as the updated air carts and other seeding equipment, contact your local John Deere dealer or visit www.JohnDeere.com/ag.last_img read more

first_imgWhether “information wants to be free” or not is arguable. But medical students seem overwhelmingly to want it to be free. The largest organization of medical students in the world, the “International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations” has joined the open access advocacy group Right to Research in its fight to make research and publication more free. The Amsterdam-based IFMSA represents 1.2 million medical students from 97 countries and provides a substantive boost to open access efforts. Open access is the belief that scholarly research should be widely available instead of being siloed in fantastically expensive, gated journals and otherwise guarded. Chijioke Kaduru, IFMSA’s President, expressed the organizations support. “We believe that Open Access to research will positively benefit all aspects of health care; it will improve the knowledge of health care workers, researchers and medical students by making crucial information easy to access. Open Access will also improve and democratize medical education by expanding access to research articles so crucial to students’ training, strengthening the IFMSA vision of equity for medical students worldwide.”The Right to Research Coalition is “an international alliance of undergraduate and graduate student organizations that promotes a more open scholarly publishing system through advocacy and education.” With the addition of the IFSMA it now represents seven million students globally. Read more ReadWriteWeb coverage of education. curt hopkins Tags:#Data Services#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

first_imgCloudnumbers.com, a cloud-based high-performance computing platform for complex computing, is now open for beta. Cloudnumbers.com will eventually support math and statistics environments like R and NumPy, specialized scientific software like AutoDock, and video rendering applications like Blender. For now it’s specifically looking for users to test its R environment.There are many options for people who need to rent HPC resources, but Cloudnumbers.com aims to provide an easy to use service tailored specifically for their needs. It’s not clear whether it has its own infrastructure or if it’s reselling from another provider.Although platform-as-a-service providers are springing up all over the place, especially since Salesforce.com acquired Heroku, we haven’t seen any specializing in R yet. Considering the increased popularity of R for data mining and analytics, it’s only a matter of time before Cloudnumbers.com faces some competition.Edward Borasky, who tipped us off about Cloudnumbers.com, maintains a couple SuSE appliances that include R and other data mining tools. Perhaps it’s time for a hosted service?Last week we covered RStudio, a cross-platform and open source IDE for R which happens to be available in the cloud. klint finley 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Tags:#Big Data#hack Why You Love Online Quizzescenter_img How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Related Posts Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

first_imgThe crisis over Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh seems to have passed with the BJP high command in New Delhi having taken a decision that there will not be a change of leadership in the State’s government. According to top sources in the BJP, Mr. Singh along with other MLAs met with BJP president Amit Shah, working president J.P.Nadda and general secretary organisation B.L.Santhosh late on Wednesday evening and had a patient hearing from all the three.He had been facing dissidence from within his own government and also protests over the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), which home minister Amit Shah had declared would be coming soon, before undertaking a National Registration of Citizens (NRC) exercise in several parts of the country.Cabinet reshuffleBJP leadership told Mr. Singh that a senior leader from Delhi will be sent to Manipur soon to settle the internal issues within the party, including, possibly effecting a Cabinet reshuffle in the State that could go a long way in calming tempers.The issue of CAB has also led to protests in the State, with some dissidents raising this as an issue that requires sensitive handling. Sensitive issueAccording to senior BJP leaders in the know, Mr. Shah has assured that there would be nothing done to affect the culture and rights of the indigenous population in the State, but while the hill areas are protected under Article 371(c) of the Constitution, those residing in the Valley, the Sanamahi and Hindu Meiteis both, are sensitive over the issue.The Manipur Assembly had passed the Manipur People’s Protection Bill, 2018 in July last year aimed at providing protection to the Meiteis in the Valley. That measure is still pending with the Rashtrapati Bhawan. The State unit is hoping that it goes through and some of the negative perception over the CAB in the State can be ameliorated. The CAB aims at providing a path to Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Christians, Parsis and Buddhists fleeing religious persecution from India’s neighbouring countries. With a porous border with Bangladesh, north-eastern States have been nervous that it could lead to swamping by Bengali Hindus.last_img read more