Gardaí issue Bank Holiday road safety plea

first_imgThis May Bank Holiday period the An Garda Síochána and The Road Safety Authority is appealing to all road users to take extra care when using the roads.The two groups issued the warning as the county prepares itself for a busy holiday period – statistics indicating an increased risk of collisions during public holidays.They are now appealing to all road users to play their part in helping to ensure the safe use of our roads. A spokesperson for the An Garda Síochána said: “Ahead of the May weekend, An Garda Síochána and the RSA renew their appeal for motorcyclists’ safety and for all road users to be aware of motorcyclists.“An Garda Síochána will have a visible enforcement presence over the May Bank Holiday weekend.”Gardaí issue Bank Holiday road safety plea was last modified: May 4th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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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Corning, Red Bluff advance to championship games

first_imgCorning >> The Corning Cardinals and Red Bluff Spartans advanced to their respective championship games Friday night with semifinal wins at Corning’s 16th annual Shootout for the Cardinals and Oroville’s Dennis Burnum Tournament for the Spartans.The Cardinals dominated the Willows Honkers, holding them scoreless through the first half of the first, third and fourth periods en route to a 62-24 win.“It’s always nice to play for the championship in your own tournament, that’s one of our goals …last_img

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R6bn literacy campaign on track

first_img8 August 2008 Deputy Education Minister Enver Surty added that the education department would work closely with other government departments to ensure that the campaign was effective in reducing the number of illiterate people in the country by 2012. “There are approximately nine million functionally illiterate South Africans, and the department seeks to halve the number by 2012 and ensure that by 2020 every citizen is able to read and write,” he said. “Progress thus far includes the enrolment of 360 000 learners, [and] the recruitment and training of 24 000 volunteer educators, 2 800 supervisors and 150 coordinators,” government spokesperson Themba Maseko said in Pretoria this week. Surty added that it would take not more than six months for a person to be functional in literacy and numeracy, citing the case of a 70-year old man taking part in the campaign, who learnt to read and write within that period of time. As such, Surty said, the campaign would further ensure that learners were given individual attention, which would contribute to effective learning. The government is to spend R6.1-billion over the next five years on the Kha Ri Gude (Let us Learn) mass literacy campaign, which it believes will enable an additional 4.7-million South Africans achieve literacy by 2012. “The campaign will ensure that there are not more than 15 learners to one teacher in the adult schools, because they need certain attention to ensure the effectiveness of the campaign,” he said. The campaign, which forms part of the Adult Basic Education and Training programme, was launched by President Thabo Mbeki during his State of the Nation address in February this year. It is currently operating as a pilot project, with full rollout scheduled for 2009. He added that the campaign would provide learners with books on both literacy and numeracy, which have been published in all of the eleven official languages, thereby increasing its accessibility. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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The importance of fall applied herbicides

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest According to DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Troy Putnam, Ohio had a perfect storm in 2016 for weeds to get the best of corn and soybean fields. He gives his advice on how to handle fall herbicide applications in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.last_img

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Pinterest: One Man’s Surprising Journey

first_imgPinterest is one of the most popular social media networks on the planet, yet for many men it remains a profound mystery. So I decided it was time to see what was really going on over there. First, the general perception that Pinterest is a largely female domain is not wrong. The vast majority of Pinterest users are indeed women, as the Nielsen Report chart below reveals. In fact, men are more likely to have a MySpace account than a Pinterest account. What Pinterest Really IsWhile Pinterest describes itself as “a tool for collecting and organizing things you love,” it’s best to think of the site as mash-up of scrapbook, photo album, middle school art-class collage and that old shoe box stuffed with mementos you store in the back of a closet. If Pinterest were a magazine, I suspect it would be kept very close to a toilet. Except that Pinterest is all-digital, always accessible and highly personalized. This is how it works: you digitally “pin” various items – pictures, links, memories, ideas, collections, products you want to buy – onto digital “boards.” Pin as many items to your boards as you wish, create as many boards as you like on just about any topic imaginable: cars, technology, tattooed women. brian s hall Pinterest encourages you to use your Facebook ID at sign-up, and then aggressively reminds you which of your friends or followers are already Pinning away. It also persistently beckons you to share everything you pin with everyone you know. I ignored these distractions, still embarrassed I was there at all, and just kept moving deeper inside.Show Me The MoneyForget the gender thing. Perhaps most shocking to me about Pinterest is that it has received a staggering $338 million in funding – along with a $2.5 billion valuation! My journeys on Pinterest helped reveal why the site is so highly valued. The business opportunities are obvious, and an entire marketing ecosystem is springing up, with retailers eyeing “every pin on Pinterest as a distribution opportunity for our customer brands.”Users “serendipitously” discovering retailer’s products to pin and later purchase is just one of many planned paths to monetize the site’s large user base and massive data stores. It may be the biggest one, however. According to the Wall Street Journal, referral traffic from Pinterest far exceeds that from Facebook and Twitter.Nonetheless, some men are there, and for good reason. There is much on Pinterest for everyone to like. All it took to discover this truth was for me to embrace my inner grandmother.When you find something you wish to pin – yes, it is a needlessly delicate word – Pinterest encourages you to “♥ like” it. Fortunately, this is not required. Just find items you like, products you need, and pin them onto the board of your choice. Pinterest displays each item in a visually pleasing grid that beckons exploration. The site also offers a set of apps, widgets, a bookmarklet service and other features to ensure there is nearly nothing on the Web that cannot be pinned. Soon, like me, you will have several boards filled with favored items; everything from pictures of Italian sportscars and women in cat outfits, to faded Three Stooges posters I need to convince my wife to let me buy.Less Shopping, More DiscoveryMy initial view of Pinterest was that the site was a digital scrapbook for older women with plenty of time on their hands, and a sort of catalog wish-book for younger women whose dreams are, at present, larger than their bank balance. Turns out, this is absolutely correct – only it represents just a portion of what Pinterest is all about. Don’t think of Pinterest as a shopping site, per se. Rather, it’s a set of tools for visual – not textual, aural or location-based – online discovery. When viewed this way, I have yet to reach the site’s limits. For example, I like World War 1 posters. In the Pinterest search box, I typed in “WW1 Posters.” Instantly, I was presented with many juicy finds.I clicked on a favorite and discovered it was an Australian WW1 Poster. I added it to my newly created “Posters Board.” Pinterest, not surprisingly, encouraged me to share my newest find on Facebook. I declined. However, it also told me how many others had pinned the very same item, making it easy for me to explore those user’s various boards and pins. My excitement was soon tempered, however. Exploring other people’s boards can get a bit overwhelming – like shopping for Christmas presents on Black Friday. I returned to the board where I first discovered the old poster. I clicked the “website” link and was taken directly to a vintage posters shop – still more great stuff to collect, and still another unplanned time sink.Later still, I returned to Pinterest and clicked on the profile of the user – a man – who had originally pinned the poster. He had numerous pinned items scattered across several boards: food, television programs, travel destinations. I decided to follow him and clicked on several of his other pinned items. Then I discovered a potential problem with the site – serendipitous discovery be damned.Pinned items very often do not take you back to the originating source. A pinned photo of, say, a gorgeous white sandy beach may lead not to a travel site, for example, but to a Tumblr of patio furniture. This seems like a definite snag in the company’s plans to generate billions in profits. Of course, that’s its problem, not mine. Will I Keep Pinning?Pinterest is very visual: It looks good on PCs and even better on touchscreens. And it’s a snap to use. It’s so easy to pin, in fact, that I can’t stop. No worries. Thanks to Pinterest I quickly found others who had pinned the same items I was interested in. In a very big, busy, and densely populated world, I had, yes, serendipitously, discovered people who shared a very uncommon interest with me. Which is still the very best part of the Web. Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…center_img The site makes pinning a snap, although does itself no favors by populating its instructions with such gentle reminders as “pinning things that express who you really are and what you really like is more important than getting lots of followers.”Does any man think like that?  One Man’s Life On PinterestNonetheless, I jumped in, eager to explore an area of the web traversed by millions. After all, I like collecting “things” – even if I’m not sold on organizing them.Be warned. Like loud, overly-pleasant chimes on the door handle of some gift shop on Main Street, the site makes it clear that all eyes are upon you the moment you enter.   The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#iPhone#online shopping#Pinterest A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

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Backing Up Libraries in Final Cut Pro X

first_imgBacking up libraries is a quick and easy way to protect your video editing work.If you have ever lost a project file than you can attest to how essential it is to properly backup libraries in FCPX. You could potentially save yourselves hours of wasted work for doing a few seconds of backup preparation. The following video by the always entertaining guys from MacBreak Studio explains how to backup libraries in FCPX, as well as some of the more technical aspects to backing up your files.The video covers:Auto back-upsChanging program defaultsOpening an early iteration of a projectMaking copies of your librariesBacking up files straight to Dropbox As stated in the video you can back up your files straight to Dropbox. This makes a lot of sense for video editors on-the-go, as the file is accessible from anywhere. Dropbox is a free and easy way to back up project files (and any files for that matter) in the cloud. If you become a power Dropbox user (like me) you can always pay for additional space.Thanks MacBreak guys for sharing this useful tutorial!If you have any tips for backing up files in FCPX please share in the comments below!last_img read more

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Sachin Tendulkar gets leave of absence from Rajya Sabha

first_imgSachin TendulkarSachin Tendulkar was granted leave of absence from Rajya Sabha on Monday. The Rajya Sabha chairman granted him leave for the entire session.The House was informed that the cricketer had sought leave citing personal and professional reasons.The Indian cricketer along with Bollywood star Rekha had earlier come under attack in the Upper House over their regular absence from the Parliament.Both have attended the house for only three and seven days, respectively, since their nomination two years back.There was a ruckus in the Rajya Sabha on Monday as cricketer Sachin Tendulkar’s application for being granted leave was brought before the house.It is a regular practice to take up applications from members seeking leave from the sittings of the house and it is generally granted by members without any objection.However, as Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien read out the application from Tendulkar seeking leave, some members raised objections and created a din.”He (Tendulkar) came to Delhi, went to Vigyan Bhawan but did not come to the house. If someone comes to Delhi and does not attend the house, it means the person does not respect the house,” Naresh Agarwal of the Samajwadi Party (SP) said.”Sachin needs to explain why he did not come to the house when he was in Delhi,” he added.Kurien, however, said the members were not supposed to discuss applications seeking leave.”So many members are absent for various reasons, it is for the chair to enquire why they were absent. It is not for members to enquire why a certain member is not coming,” said Kurien.advertisementThe house then granted leave to Tendulkar.last_img read more

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61 Nominees Shortlisted for PM’s Youth Awards for Excellence

first_img Sixty-one nominees have been shortlisted under the various categories of the Prime Minister’s Youth Awards for Excellence. The categories are Academics, Agriculture, Arts and Culture, Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise, Environment Protection, Innovation, Science and Technology, International Achievement, Journalism, Leadership, Sports and Youth Development. Story Highlights Sixty-one nominees have been shortlisted under the various categories of the Prime Minister’s Youth Awards for Excellence.The ceremony for the awards will be held on December 6 on the East Lawns of Jamaica House, beginning at 5:00 p.m.The categories are Academics, Agriculture, Arts and Culture, Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise, Environment Protection, Innovation, Science and Technology, International Achievement, Journalism, Leadership, Sports and Youth Development.State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, told JIS News that this year’s nominees were amazing, adding that the Selection Committee had a hard task of shortlisting the nominees.“We were very impressed with the responses in Arts and Culture category, but we were hoping to see more nominees in relation to Agriculture. However, all-round, they were good,” the State Minister said.In addition to the formal Prime Minister’s Youth Awards, there will also be the Jamaica 55 Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence, where an individual will be selected from 55 communities each across Jamaica and be recognised for their contribution to community development. The Jamaica 55 Awards targets persons who have a solid track record of community service.According to the State Minister, these nominees must have served their communities very well. He noted that there is no interview process, but selection is largely based on the analysis of the submissions.Mr. Green noted that the Prime Minister’s Youth Awards over the years target youth who have made national and international impact in the various fields. However, sometimes “we overlook the ones that have served extremely well at the community level but whose contribution may not automatically have national impact”.“So, we went in search of those persons, and we are heartened by the response,” he said.The awardees in the Jamaica 55 category will be eligible for project grants to further their community and youth development work.Nominees for the Prime Minister’s Youth Awards for Excellence 2017 are Academics – Sarah Buckland, Lamar Edgehill, James Peart, Loya Haughton, Abbie-Gayle Johnson, Yohan Lee and Mikeann Channer; Agriculture – Diandra Rowe; Arts and Culture – Shalisha Turpin, Jamar ‘Chronixx’ McNaughton, Akeem Mignott, Shantol Jackson, Aisha Porter-Christie, André Fowles, Gauntlett Stewart, Chevoy Grant, Oshane Robinson, Dario Shields and Reeshena Ball; and Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise – Christopher Boxe, Conrad Mattison, Nicholas Kee, Tamar McKenzie, Javin Williams, Andrew Higgins and Kadeem Petgrave.In the category of Environment Protection, there are Kristofferson Nunes, Kelsey Jones and Adrian Watson; Innovation, Science and Technology – Osric Forrest, Jason Edwards, Terrisa Thompson Barnes and Dominic Mills Howell; and for International Achievement – Arthur Williams, Shaneica Lester, Anne-Teresa Birthwright, Shaekagale Williams and Vanessa Grant.For Journalism, Kimberley Hibbert, Nieka Lewis and Brian Walker are the nominees; Leadership – Malike Kellier, Santana Morris, Andre Marriott-Blake, Sujae Boswell, Naresha Jackson and Christina Plumber; Sports – Llori Sharpe, Elaine Thompson, Odayne Richards, Darren Mattocks and Tyreek Thompson; and Youth Development – the Rotaract Club of St. Andrew, the Jamaica Youth Employment through Culture, Arts and Nationalism (JAYECAN) and the International Youth Fellowship. In addition to the formal Prime Minister’s Youth Awards, there will also be the Jamaica 55 Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence, where an individual will be selected from 55 communities each across Jamaica and be recognised for their contribution to community development. The Jamaica 55 Awards targets persons who have a solid track record of community service. last_img read more

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