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THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL COMING TO DONEGAL TO FILM BASKING SHARKS

first_imgThe Discovery Channel Canada has confirmed they are coming to Malin Head to film a program on Basking Sharks for their famous Shark Week.A basking sharkThe Irish Basking Shark Study Group, which was only started in 2009, say this is a major publicity coup for them.Coordinator Emmett Johnston said “To get one of the big media channels of the world to come to Ireland and in particular feature basking sharks is very powerful opportunity for us to promote our message, especially when one considers that the basking shark is still unprotected in Irish waters”. More than 29 million viewers worldwide watched the Discovery Channel Shark Week in 2013 making it one of the biggest TV events in the channels history.It was also one of most tweeted events in 2013 giving it a very high profile on the world media calendar.The group has been undertaking research around the Irish coast in collaboration with Queens University Belfast and Galway, Mayo Institute of Technology.This program of research and study has enabled them to undertake pioneering research in Irish coastal waters which is now being noticed worldwide. The decision for the Discovery Channel to come to Malin head is no accident, the group have built up a considerable amount of experience and an enviable reputation in the natural media scene.Previous successful productions such as Wild Journey’s for RTE and Monty Halls Great Escape for BBC have showcased what the team do and the spectacular scenery off Malin head and the Blasket islands in which they operate.Filming will most likely be in July, when basking sharks are at their biggest numbers off the north coastTHE DISCOVERY CHANNEL COMING TO DONEGAL TO FILM BASKING SHARKS was last modified: March 12th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Basking SharksDiscovery ChannelEmmett JohnstonTVlast_img read more

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SDS showing up in soybeans

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest I don’t think too many people in the state will deny that Ohio’s planting conditions were tough. We had a mix of saturated soils and cool temperatures. We have several soil borne pathogens that love these conditions, among them is sudden death syndrome, which is caused by Fusarium virguliforme. In Ohio, this disease tends to occur with greater frequency in fields that have higher populations of soybean cyst nematode. With the environmental conditions we had earlier this spring, extensive flooding injury, I would not be surprised to see a much wider distribution of this disease in the state.The most common symptom occurring at this time, as soybeans reach growth stage R5, as they start to fill out the pods are patches of soybean with yellowing in the leaves. This yellow will expand on the leaf and the centers will turn brown or necrotic. This fungus produces a toxin as it colonizes the crown (base of the plant). The toxin moves through to the top of the plant and causes the initially yellow and then necrotic or dead areas between the veins. As the disease develops, severely affected leaves will die and drop from the plants and leave the petioles. This fungus is a very good root rotter, and if you dig a few plants and look at the roots, especially after a rain, there may be blue green growth on the top and outside of the root. These are the spores of the fungus. This fungus will survive in the affected fields in this old plant residue and as specialized fungal structures in the soil. Meaning, it’s not going anywhere.There are several very good options for management now. The first is host resistance. This will be a very good year to a) see which fields have high populations of this pathogen, but b) score the resistance of varieties. Through a check-off funded project from Ohio Soybean Council we have been able to participate in a variety trial. I have been amazed at the change or shift towards high-yielding resistant lines.Again, if you do observe SDS in your area make a note on what the resistance scores were for SDS on your varieties; that is if you can remember what variety ended up in which field.The second line of defense is seed treatment. This is best used in fields with a history of disease and susceptible varieties are planted. ILeVO is a newer product which has had very good activity towards Fusarium virguliforme.Moist, cool conditions provide and environment that is highly conducive to this disease. If we could only have the weather cooperate with our planting schedules — but this isn’t possible in Ohio. Reducing soybean cyst nematode populations is also key. There is conflicting information in the literature, but overall anything we can do to reduce the numbers of SCN in the soil will greatly help.Other diseases that cause premature dying of soybeans include: Sclerotinia stem rot, Diaporthe stem canker and brown stem rot. There are a lot of similarities among these, many of these diseases will develop necrosis in between the veins. Sclerotinia will develop a bleached stem where the infections occurred, Diaporthe will have a clear necrotic lesion on the lower stem, and brown stem rot will have chocolate brown discoloration continuously or spotty through the pith of the affected plant.last_img read more

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ROUND 12: Manny Pacquiao slows down in final round

first_imgOil plant explodes in Pampanga town The fight momentarily gets into a few seconds of lull on what looked like a low blow from Broner.Pacquiao also slows his offense down and isnt’ actively looking for knock down and instead eggs Broner to get his offense up.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe champion chooses to use his jab in the final 30 seconds as the two boxers end the fight shuffling their feet around. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READ Manny Pacquiao, right, blocks a punch from Adrien Broner during WBA welterweight title boxing match Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)MANILA, Philippines—The final round is underway and from the looks of things Adrien Broner is just looking to end this thing standing up.Manny Pacquiao goes for a quick 1-2 that lands on Broner’s guard.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ROUND 11: Manny Pacquiao forces Adrien Broner to the defensive Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more

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Liberals move to end Indian Act discrimination

first_imgSen. Lillian Eva Dyck says a government amendment will restore full legal status to First Nations women.The Canadian Press The federal government has decided to change course on its proposed legislation to end sex-based discrimination in the Indian Act.The government’s point man in the Senate, Sen. Peter Harder, told the upper chamber Tuesday that the government is offering to make a change that would restore full legal status to First Nations women and their descendants born prior to 1985 — a measure that moved Indigenous Sen. Lillian Dyck to tears.“Colleagues, if we pass today’s motion, something wonderful will happen,” Dyck told the chamber, her voice cracking. “Something that First Nations women have been waiting for for nearly 150 years.”The Indian Act, which dates back to 1876, remains the primary law defining the relationship between the federal government and First Nations across the country. Its original definitions focused primarily on men, denying women many of the same privileges and powers as their male counterparts when it came to their Indian status.Numerous amendments over the years have chipped away at those imbalances, but critics say the document as it currently stands continues to treat women unfairly, particularly when it comes to their Indian status and their ability to pass that status along to their descendants.Once passed, the government amendment would ensure Indigenous women finally get the same ability to transmit their registered Indian status to family members, Dyck said.“Your language, your culture, your connection to your family, your connection to your community.”Dyck recently joined forces with Sen. Sandra Lovelace-Nicholas and other advocates as part of an awareness campaign to urge the Liberal government to change the bill.Part of the outreach, supported by the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action, included the distribution of a letter last week to women’s organizations, academics and human rights groups to drum up support for the “full and final removal” of sex discrimination in the Indian Act.The government and officials have now found an acceptable solution to a standoff between the Senate and the House of Commons, said Dyck, who urged her fellow senators to pass Harder’s proposal by the end of the week.“Let’s move it and urge the members in the (House of Commons) to concur,” she said.First Nations women can breathe a sigh of relief, Dyck added. “I know I will.”In June, the Senate unanimously passed a change to the bill designed to ensure Indigenous women and their descendants enjoy the same Indian status under the law as their male counterparts.The House of Commons, however, did not originally accept the Senate’s proposal, with the government saying it needed more time to examine the potential impacts.The previous Senate amendment would have focused on issues beyond merely the sex-based inequities, creating ambiguities and potential legal problems, Harder said.The government’s original bill would only have addressed discrimination in Indian Act registration since 1951, when a more modern registry was created. The amendment would, among other things, also address inequities created between 1869 and 1951, said the office of Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett.The Liberal government’s bill was in response to a Quebec Superior Court decision that ruled certain sections of the Indian Act related to registration status violated the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.The case was brought by Stephane Descheneaux of the Abenaki community of Odanak, about 40 kilometres northwest of Drummondville, Que.Descheneaux was unable to pass on his Indian status to his three daughters because he got it through his Indigenous grandmother, who lost her status when she married a non-Indigenous [email protected]last_img read more

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PDM deputy leader says PNP has no respect for National Hero Memory

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, June 8, 2016 – The Minister of Finance called it an education to set the record straight Monday when he made a single early contribution on the Flag & Coat of Arms Bill 2016 during House of Assembly debate.It was under his administration that National Heroes Day was established, reminded Hon Washington Misick, and he was not going to be told he is not patriotic enough. “To have the gall to come in and say that we don’t respect his memory, or in somehow dishonoring the heritage and his contribution to make political mileage, I could not sit by and allow that to pass.  It was under my administration that the National Heroes ordinance was passed.”The heated explanation followed strong words from deputy leader of the PDM, Hon Sean Astwood who chided the government side for not showing up to the National Heroes Day Memorial Service, which he said was a public holiday.   Only Premier Rufus Ewing attended. “Some might get mad that I highlighted their absence, and that’s fine and good, but they would undoubtedly say that they have national pride,  but I can assure you, the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands and you yourself Mr. Speaker, did not see their pride displayed at that last National Heroes Day memorial ceremony.  Therefore Mr. Speaker let me put our country on notice, next year on National Heroes Day, under a PDM lead government, every minister, every member of Cabinet, every head of government departments, all school and uniformed officers will be mandated to turn out to official functions and parades.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Microsoft makes F 46 and F tools for Visual Studio 2019 generally

first_imgLast week, Microsoft announced the general availability of F# 4.6 and F# tools for Visual Studio 2019. This release comes with a new record type called Anonymous Records and also few updates in the F# Core library. F# 4.6 and F# tools for Visual Studio 2019 For the updates and development of new features in F# 4.6, the team followed an open RFC process. Writing named record types in F# was not really easy in previous versions and to address exactly that a new type is introduced called Anonymous Records. These F# record types do not have any explicit name and can be declared in an ad-hoc fashion. Updates in F# Core library In the F# Core library, updates are made to the ‘ValueOption’ type. With this release, a new attribute is added called DebuggerDisplay that helps in debugging. The IsNone, IsSome, None, Some, op_Implicit, and ToString members are added. In addition to these updates, there is now a ‘ValueOption’ module, which has the same functions the Option module has. F# tools for Visual Studio 2019 A lot of focus has been put on improving the performance of F# tools for Visual Studio, especially for larger solutions. Previously, F# compiler and tools struggled when used for larger solutions and caused a lot of memory and CPU usage. To address this problem the team has done few updates in the F# parser, reduced the cache sizes, significantly reduced the allocations when processing format strings, and more. This release also comes with a new feature that intelligently idents pasted code based on where your cursor is. You can use this feature by turning on Smart Indent via Tools > Options > Text Editor > F# > Tabs > Smart this will be on automatically. Read the entire list of updates in F# 4.6 and F# tools for Visual Studio 2019 on Microsoft’s blog. Read Next Microsoft releases TypeScript 3.4 with an update for faster subsequent builds, and more Microsoft, Adobe, and SAP share new details about the Open Data Initiative Microsoft introduces Pyright, a static type checker for the Python language written in TypeScriptlast_img read more

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