JOB VACANCIES: DONEGAL TRAINING COMPANY SEEK TUTORS FOR JUNIOR AND SENIOR CYCLE

first_imgFEATURES: A Donegal Training Company are seeking tutors for Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle after School Tuition Programmes. UpSkill Donegal Training Services is looking for experienced or retired teachers/tutors to provide group tuition in the Ballybofey area for secondary level students.All levels of tuition and subjects are required. An ideal candidate would have experience working as a teacher in a secondary school.A good working knowledge of current syllabus and ability to engage students.If you’re interested then contact them NOW!Contact [email protected] or 0749130474 for more details. JOB VACANCIES: DONEGAL TRAINING COMPANY SEEK TUTORS FOR JUNIOR AND SENIOR CYCLE was last modified: October 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:jobsnewslast_img read more

Massive online auction for Donegal properties sells for almost €5M

first_imgAn online auction of properties in Co Donegal has sold for almost €5M. The portfolio of as many as 93 commercial and residential property in Letterkenny and Falcarragh has sold for its combined guide price of €4.85m prior to the BidX1 auction. The auctioneer raised more than €35.6m over three days of online auctions and 46pc of the revenue was generated by 34 commercial lots.BidX1’s Bernard Cully said this September’s auctions were its most successful this year.“The level of interest shows that, despite the economic and political uncertainty, investors are still confident about the outlook for Irish property market,” he told independent.ie.Many of the properties in the Co Donegal lot are located close to each other at Upper Main Street, Pearse Road and at Academy Court in Letterkenny.One of these, McKendrick Place, next to Pearse Road, is responsible for €107,000 in rental income and nine of its 11 retail and office units are tenanted with EBS among the occupants. In all the Co Donegal lot generates annual rent of almost €306,100, although the auctioneer also points out that current passing annual rent totals €423,116. With vacant possession of 30 units, they have potential for a significant increase in rental income.Massive online auction for Donegal properties sells for almost €5M was last modified: September 27th, 2019 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:donegalFalcarraghletterkennyonline auctionpropertylast_img read more

Tar spot in corn

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Pierce Paul, Felipe Dalla Lana da Silva, Ohio State University ExtensionTar spot, a new disease of corn caused by the fungus Phyllachora maydis, was reported for the first time in Ohio at the end of the 2018 growing season. At that time, it was found mostly in counties close to the Indiana border, as the disease continued to spread from the middle of country where it was first confirmed in 2015.Over the last few weeks, there have been several new, confirmed report of tar spot in Ohio, this time not only in the northwestern corner of the state, but also from a few fields in central and south-central Ohio. As was the case last year, disease onset was late again this year, with the first reports coming in well after R4. However, some of the regions affected last year had more fields affected this year, with much higher levels of disease severity. It could be that tar spot is becoming established in some areas of the state due to the fungus overwintering in crop residue from one growing season to another. This is very consistent with the pattern observed in parts of Indiana and Illinois where the disease was first reported. We will continue to keep our eyes out for tar spot, as we learn more about it and develop management strategies. You can help by looking for tar spot as you walk fields this fall, and please send us samples.What does it look like? Even though corn is drying down, if tar spot is present, you can still detect it on dry, senescent leaves almost as easily as you can on healthy leaves. So, please check your fields to see if this disease is present.“Symptoms of tar spot first appear as oval to irregular bleached to brown lesions on leaves in which raised, black spore-producing structures call stroma are formed… giving the symptomatic areas of the leaf a rough or bumpy feel to the touch… resembling pustules on leaves with rust. Lesions … may coalesce to cause large areas of blighted leaf tissue. Symptoms may also be present on leaf sheaths and husks.”As the name of the disease suggests, symptoms look like the splatter of “tar” on the leaves. In some cases, each black tar-like spot may be surrounded by a necrotic halo, forming what is referred to as “fish-eye” lesions.What causes Tar Spot and how damaging is it? In the past, the greatest impact of this disease in terms of yield loss were observed when P. maydis-infected plants were co-infected with a second fungus called Monographella maydis. In other words, the damage tended to be much more severe when the two fungi worked together to affect the plant. So far, only the first fungus, P. maydis, has been reported in the U.S., but based on work done in Illinois, this pathology alone is capable of causing substantial yield reduction on highly susceptible hybrids when conditions are favorable and infections occur early.  Where did it come from and will it survive and become established? At this point it is still unclear as to how tar spot got to the U.S. in the first place and how it continues to spread. The fungus is not known to be seed-borne or infect other plant species, so corn seeds and weeds are unlikely to be the sources of inoculum. However, the fungus can survive and be moved around on fresh and dry plant materials such as leaves and husks. In addition, since spores of the fungus can be carried be wind, it could be blowing in from neighboring states/counties/fields. Although not yet confirmed through survival studies, it appears that the fungus could be overwintering in infected crop stubble between growing seasons.If you see anything that fits the description of, or resembles tar spot, please inform your state specialist, field specialist, or county extension educator, but most importantly, please send samples to my lab (1680 Madison Ave, Wooster, OH) for confirmation. We will also be using your samples to study the fungus in order to develop effective management strategies.Read more about tar spot of corn at:https://cropprotectionnetwork.org/resources/articles/diseases/tar-spot-of-cornhttps://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/BP/BP-90-W.pdf.last_img read more

10 months agoSupporters’ Trust pushes Man Utd to add ‘football expertise’ to management

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Supporters’ Trust pushes Man Utd to add ‘football expertise’ to managementby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe Manchester United Supporters’ Trust say it’s time for greater football know-how to be added to the club’s management.In a statement released on Wednesday, MUST say the club needs to “put football expertise in charge of football decisions”.”United need a lift and our ultimate super-sub, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is just the man for the job,” MUST said.”He’s been a long-term backer of fans and a patron of MUST, so we know he understands our support and what we are looking for from a manager. “Whilst Ole is at the helm, the club needs to make the big structural changes to equip us to compete in modern football. “The club must put football expertise in charge of football decisions, especially in respect of selection of the next manager and player transfers. “Manchester United fans have shown phenomenal support to the team through the recent difficult period. “We know all fans will continue to back the team and we expect to see the players giving their all for the club and the supporters. We know Ole will.” last_img read more

SNCLavalin stock plunges after federal prosecutors decline to negotiate a deal

first_imgMONTREAL – SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. shares plunged to their lowest close since early 2016 on Wednesday after the company revealed that federal prosecutors won’t negotiate a deal that could reduce the time SNC spends in court fighting fraud and corruption charges laid against it in 2015 following an investigation of activities by some of its former employees.Shares of the Montreal-based engineering and construction company fell nearly 14 per cent after the prosecutors’ decision was announced, closing at $44.86 on the Toronto Stock Exchange. That’s the lowest close since March 2, 2016.The drop came after federal prosecutors declined to “invite” the company to negotiate an remediation agreement, also known as a deferred prosecution agreement or reparation agreement, using a new provision of the criminal code.“The criminal code defines the criteria for reparations agreements; the (prosecutor’s office) determined that the criteria were not met,” the Public Prosecution Service of Canada said in a brief email without elaborating.Chief executive Neil Bruce said the decision will probably result in three or four more years of court battles as the company defends itself.“We truly believe we’re not guilty,” Bruce said in an interview.In the meantime, Bruce acknowledged that the uncertainty surrounding the case weighs heavily on its investors and its 50,000 current employees, who he described as innocent people who have been trying to rebuild the company.“Financial markets, you know, don’t like uncertainty. You can see the damage that this has caused to the company and to the market capitalization and share price today.”Canaccord Genuity analyst Yuri Lynk wrote that he was surprised that the prosecutors hadn’t agreed to negotiate with the company and lowered his price target for SNC shares to $61 from $73.Lynk wrote that he doesn’t think it’s likely SNC-Lavalin will be barred from doing business with the federal government, in part because the company has a good defence case and because “it is unlikely the government would allow a company employing thousands of people in Canada to fail because of the transgressions of a handful of people.”But he added that, at $44 per share, SNC-Lavalin becomes more of a takeover target because its hard infrastructure assets are worth about $31 per share without considering the value of its engineering and construction business.“In our view, management and the board should be looking at options such as a “go private” transaction or an outright sale, given the current valuation disconnect in the market,” Lynk wrote.SNC and two of its subsidiaries were charged in February 2015 following a years-long RCMP investigation into activities by several individuals working for the companyThe charges against the company stem from allegations that SNC-Lavalin — under a previous management team — paid nearly $48 million to public officials in Libya between 2001 and 2011 to influence government decisions.The RCMP has also charged the company, its construction division and a subsidiary with one charge each of fraud and corruption for allegedly defrauding various Libyan organizations of roughly $130 million.A few months after the charges were laid, SNC signed an administrative agreement that enables it to continue doing business with the federal government while the court process winds on.Earlier this year, the company settled two civil suits over allegations of misleading investors about its activities in Libya. The company said it would pay $88 million and insurance payments would bring the total settlement to $110 million.— by David Paddon in Toronto and Julien Arsenault in MontrealCompanies in this story: (TSX:SNC)last_img read more

Ohio State field hockey set to hit the road for opening Big

Senior forward Peanut Johnson (3) surveys the field during a game against St. Louis on Aug. 28. OSU won, 5-0.Credit: Kevin Stankiewicz / Asst. Sports EditorThe Ohio State field hockey team is set to hit the road this week for East Lansing, Michigan, to face off against Michigan State.The Buckeyes and Spartans are scheduled to step on the field on Friday at 3 p.m. in the Big Ten opener.After last Friday’s 3-2 home win against Ball State, OSU (3-2) is now on a two-game winning streak with an offense that has come on strong recently. However, OSU coach Anne Wilkinson said she is cautious about getting too confident heading into conference play.“Once you get the Big Ten, it’s a whole new ballgame, and they know that,” Wilkinson said.Following in the footsteps of last week’s recipient, sophomore goalie Liz Tamburro, senior forward Peanut Johnson was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Tuesday for her strong performance last week against Ball State. Johnson earned her team five points by scoring twice and adding two assists, which brought the Dayton, Ohio, native’s season total to 10 points.Johnson said she looks to the individual accolade as a welcome recognition, but she still sees the team as a support system and large factor in her triumph.“It’s such an honor,” Johnson said. “But it’s definitely a team effort in the end, and I’m just really grateful.”Johnson and her co-captain, senior back Emma Royce, said they see Friday’s first conference game as a chance for the Buckeyes to truly shine following their winning streak.Royce said that when going up against the Spartans, the team has to be in the right mindset above anything else.“The skills are all there, it’s a lot about mentality at this point,” Royce said. “We just know that Michigan State is a very passionate and aggressive team so we’re looking to win our individual matchups and 50-50 balls.”Wilkinson said she looks for Friday’s game to be an opportunity for the Buckeyes to work on locking down the ball.“Possession is really going to be key,” Wilkinson said. “Michigan has a style where they really like to break up your plays…because we’re a fast team, they like to break that up so we need to work on playing small but opening up also.”Michigan State will go into the game tied for sixth place in the Big Ten alongside Maryland after their loss to Columbia last Sunday, bringing them to 3-3 overall on the season.Last meetingLast season’s matchup between the Buckeyes and Spartans ended in overtime at 4-3, with Michigan State taking the victory on a goal by forward Abby Barker.Players to watchWhile Tamburro and Johnson hold the consecutive titles of Big Ten Player of the Week, sophomore forward Maddy Humphrey holds team leads for Buckeyes with 12 points (five goals, two assists). read more

Mens Volleyball No 7 Ohio State faces harsh road schedule with No

Ohio State then-redshirt sophomore middle blocker Jamie Wolmering (12) and then-junior setter Sanil Thomas go up for the ball in the matchup between the Buckeyes and Loyola. Credit: Ris Twigg | Former Assistant Photo EditorAfter a 2-0 start to the season, the No. 7 Ohio State men’s volleyball team will attempt to earn its first ranked victories out west against No. 5 BYU and No. 11 Stanford.Ohio State began its season with nonconference home wins against Charleston and Penn State.While BYU will begin its season with the match against the Buckeyes on Thursday, that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of emotion between these two teams coming into this match.Though the Cougars topped the Buckeyes in a five-set match this past season in Columbus, the previous two NCAA tournament matchups between these teams ended in back-to-back titles for the Buckeyes in the 2016 and 2017 national championship matches.BYU sophomore opposite hitter Gabi Garcia Fernandez will look to build on an impressive freshman campaign, in which he was ranked No. 2 and No. 3 in points per set and aces per set, respectively, in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF). In order to continue its perfect start to the season, Ohio State will need to rely on redshirt sophomore opposite hitter Jake Hanes, who currently leads the country with 5.29 kills per set and 6.14 points per set.Following the Thursday match between top 10 teams, Ohio State will face Stanford (2-0) on Saturday. The Cardinal began their season with wins against Menlo and UC Santa Cruz, and they’ll be facing off against Ball State on Thursday before taking on the Buckeyes.Ohio State has won the past three meetings against Stanford. The Cardinal are coming off a season riddled with injury in which they won just six matches.Stanford brings back sophomore opposite hitter Jaylen Jasper, who carries MPSF Offensive Player of the Week honors into the match against the Buckeyes. Jasper has a .654 hitting percentage and is averaging 4.33 kills per set through the first two matches of the season. But the Cardinal aren’t the only ones with returning top talent.Senior setter Sanil Thomas led the country with 11.28 assists per set last year, and he’ll need to play every bit like last season if the Buckeyes want to reach next week unscathed.Ohio State takes on BYU at 9 p.m. on Thursday and Stanford at 10 p.m. on Saturday. read more