GAA NEWS: NA ROSSA CONTINUE FINE RUN OF FORM AS THEY RECORD YET ANOTHER IMPRESSIVE WIN

first_imgNa Rossa GAA News:The seniors continue their good form with another impressive win as Moville were the visitors to Dooey. Final score Na Rossa 1-14 to Moville’s 1-2. This Saturday evening we travel to Pettigo. Throw in time to be confirmed at training.The under 12s will compete against Bundoran in the final for the shield this Thursday evening.Venue and Throw in time yet to be confirmed.Club members will be able to collect Ulster final tickets this Wednesday evening in McCreadys between 9 & 10. It’s important that tickets are collected and paid for on the night.The lotto draw took place last Monday evening in the hall. Numbers drawn were 3,12,19 & 22.No jackpot winner on the night. Two lucky dip winners receive €50 Eileen Breslin, Corr point & John Bonner, Farrigans.The clubs committee and members would like to extend its deepest sympathy to Eamon & Martin Odonnell and their families on the sad passing of their mother Rosie.Also to Ann & Michael Mcgill and their extended family on the recent passing of Ann’s mother Margaret. Sincere condolences from all at the club.Good luck to Rory and the Donegal squad as they try to retain the Ulster title against Monaghon this Sunday afternoon . From all at the club.GAA NEWS: NA ROSSA CONTINUE FINE RUN OF FORM AS THEY RECORD YET ANOTHER IMPRESSIVE WIN was last modified: July 14th, 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:GAANa RossaNoticesSportlast_img read more

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Big Mean Bird Was Vegan

first_img(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Diatryma, a giant flightless bird often portrayed as a wicked carnivore, may have gently dined on plants.Michael Warwicker reported on the BBC News, “Giant Eocene bird was ‘gentle herbivore’, study finds.” Here’s how it had been portrayed by artists: “Previous investigations have suggested the giant bird was a carnivorous predator or scavenger.… commonly portrayed as a fierce predator in both scientific works and popular media.”  The article includes a typical artist conception of Diatryma snatching up a terrified mammal (see also Encyclopedia Britannica).Researchers from Washington took another look at its beak, claws and legs and decided it didn’t have the features of a predator.  Said one, “A more likely scenario [than being a carnivore] would be a gentle Diatryma that used its beak to harvest foliage, fruits, and seeds from the subtropical forests that it inhabited.”Why, then, was it assumed to be a big, mean ol’ meat-eater?  “Let’s be honest: scary, fierce meat-eaters attract a lot more attention than gentle herbivores.”  That may be why it has frequently been thought of as “the bird that replaced dinosaurs as the top predator,” the researcher said.There were other extinct species called “terror birds” that are still thought to have been predators or scavengers (10/26/2006, 5/19/2007 #6).  “The common belief that Diatryma… was likewise a carnivore is more a result of guilt by association than actual anatomical evidence.”Notice that it was not just artists who got it wrong, but writers of “scientific works.”  This is a case study in how scientists see what they expect to see.  Instead of a 7-foot tall bird that would have scared human hunters out of their wits, this gentle, overgrown chicken might have made a nice Thanksgiving meal, feeding an extended family of 30 (if you could find an oven big enough).You can’t tell a lifestyle from just bones.  Think of what paleontologists would conclude if they only found the bones of a skunk or porcupine without ever seeing one alive.  And even though Diatryma had been thought of as “the bird that replaced dinosaurs as the top predator,” it had nothing to do with dinosaurs.  It was more likely a secondarily flightless bird in evolutionary scenarios, or created for its habitat in creationary scenarios.  Loss of function is something natural selection is good at.  it’s not so great at evolving new complex structures from scratch.last_img read more

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SA launches Green Campus Initiative

first_img23 April 2012 Universities and colleges that tackle the “green” challenge will better serve their students while helping Africa take leadership on climate change, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande said at the launch of the African Green Campus Initiative. Speaking at the University of Cape Town (UCT) on Saturday, Nzimande called on the country’s university and college leaders to sign the Climate Change Commitment Pledge, and so help build on the legacy of the COP 17 climate change summit held in Durban in December.Helping colleges, universities to ‘go green’ Colleges and universities, he said, could help provide students with the skills needed to address climate change and allow them to benefit from the economic opportunities that arose from the solutions they helped develop. The Department of Higher Education and Training will be supporting the initiative by reducing energy consumption at colleges and universities through recycling, encouraging students to use bicycles and buses, and conducting consumption audits. It would also look at structuring curricula to include more focus on sustainability, at retro-fitting and creating energy-efficient buildings, and at encouraging universities to procure more “green” products and services. Nzimande said environmental education was very important, adding that the department was looking at introducing a foundation programme through Further Education and Training (FET) colleges to help students with poor maths and science marks, and that this should also include environmental studies. The minister said environmental science as an academic discipline also needed to be strengthened.Car-pooling to reduce carbon emissions Some universities have already embarked on the initiative – UCT started its own Green Campus Initiative in 2007. Nzimande said the UCT initiative was started in the university’s botany department but soon grew to a campus-wide one, with projects in recycling including waste at residences, the organisation’s first UCT Green Week, and the use of car-pooling to cut down on carbon emissions. “This initiative at UCT is an example of what can be done when there is energetic leadership and commitment.” He conceded that initiatives such as energy-efficient buildings were more difficult to attain, but said his department was currently looking at proposals for infrastructure funding at universities for the current and coming financial years, and that “green” building was one of the key criteria in the approval of new projects. The African Green Campus Initiative was created and is being funded by the Southern Africa chapter of the Association of College and University Housing Officers International (Acuho-I-Sac) in collaboration with African Compass and PD Naidoo and Associates. The Department of Higher Education and Training, as well as the Department of Environmental Affairs, are both supporting the initiative.Students ‘genuinely interested’ African Green Campus Initiative ambassodor Richard Parker said that, while students were often more concerned with passing their courses – or with where the next party was – than with going green, there was in fact genuine support and interest in green initiatives among them. African Green Campus Initiative national committee member Sammy Ellie, from the the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), said students had indicated in a survey conducted at the university that they would participate more in green initiatives if there were incentives and competitions in place. NMMU students had been running various green initiatives on waste management and had also signed a green pledge, Ellie said. The university had also helped Eastern Cape farmers to grow Spekboom which, once planted, could be traded for carbon credits. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Unilever SA in R1bn sustainable project

first_img1 February 2013Unilever South Africa will open a new factory worth over R800-million and spend R200-million on upgrading and expanding existing plants, the company announced on Thursday.The factory – to be built adjacent to Unilever’s primary distribution centre in Anderbolt in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg – will produce a number of cleaning brands such as Omo, Handy Andy, Skip, Comfort and Sunlight.Construction on the site will “commence shortly and will incorporate Unilever’s latest manufacturing technologies”, the company said in a statement. The first products are expected to roll off the production lines in 2014.“This factory forms part of a multi-year, multi-billion investment plan by Unilever South Africa to cater for our growth,” said chairperson Marijn van Tiggelen.The investment also forms part of the firm’s “sustainable living” plan, which aims to build the business while cutting down on its overall environmental footprint.‘Determination to sustainability’“This new factory is another example of Unilever’s vision in action – to double the size of our business while reducing the environmental impact,” said Unilever’s chief supply chain officer, Pier Luigi Sigismondi.“Not only will it enable us to grow our presence in the region, but it also highlights our determination to sustainability as it will use the latest technology and insights to create a low energy, environmentally efficient factory with zero waste to landfill.”The investment will also make a difference to the company’s customers. “It will enable us to better serve South African consumers with innovation and green technology, as well as improve service levels to our retail customers,” Van Tiggelen said.“The R800-million project is one of Unilever’s largest investments globally and underscores our commitment to the long-term future of South Africa and the continent as a whole.”The project is supported by the Department of Trade and Industry’s 12i Tax Allowance Incentive scheme, which is designed to support greenfield investments – industrial projects that make use of only new and unused manufacturing assets.The tax incentive scheme also covers brownfield investments – expansions or upgrades of existing industrial projects – and will support Unilever’s R200-million upgrade and expansion of its existing factories.The investment follows the opening of the Unilever Savoury dry foods factory in KwaZulu-Natal by Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies in December 2011.“We have a long history in South Africa and we have a strong commitment to its future, its growth and economic development,” Sigismondi said.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Anthony Wayne FFA makes testimony at House committee meeting

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio House of Representatives Agriculture & Rural Development Committee met on August 26th at the Shisler Center on the Ohio State University’s Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI) campus.The committee met to hear testimonies regarding agricultural education from people across Ohio.Whitney Short, agricultural education teacher and FFA advisor at Anthony Wayne High School, was asked to give a testimony. She covered current happenings in Ohio agricultural education, Anthony Wayne’s specific program growth, and issues facing this specific area of education – such as the shortage of agriculture teachers.Following her testimony, the members of the committee asked questions to gain more information about the issues mentioned. Chapter Reporter Marleigh Kerr and Anthony Wayne FFA Parent Karen Kerr attended the hearing and also answered questions asked by the representatives.“I really enjoyed going to speak to this committee; it gave me a unique experience on what goes on in the committee,” said Marleigh of her experience. “I also enjoyed being able to give the committee a unique perspective into an FFA member’s life.”last_img read more

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Cartoon: ReadWriteWebosaurus

first_img9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout I’m packing up my Wacom Cintiq, some Pigma Micron markers, a whack of paper and my camera… and I’m off to the ReadWrite Real-Time Web Summit on Thursday in Mountain View. (Full disclosure: Oh, god, where to begin?)I’ll be cartoon-blogging about it in not-quite-real-time (unless I wind up doing something clever with, say, UStream), and uploading doodles as fast as the wireless connection will let me.Note: this week’s cartoon is in full glorious color. We spare no expense to bring you the very latest in technology here at ReadWriteWeb’s cartoon corner. Think this RGB thing could catch on?This is actually my first time in Mountain View (as opposed to through Mountain View), which has defied the odds in that it has yet to be renamed Googleville. I’m looking forward to it, having been intrigued for years by Hangar One at Moffett Federal Airfield, and being enough of a Google fan that the thought of being a few short blocks from their HQ quickens my pulse. (Not to mention the nanoseconds the proximity should shave off my search queries.) rob cottingham 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Appcenter_img Tags:#Cartoons#web The ReadWrite Real-Time Web Summit is on October 15th in Mountain View, California. It’s a 1-day event bringing together some of the smartest minds doing real-time work for an industry-changing, face-to-face conversation. Registration is still open, we hope to see you there! Related Posts More Noise to Signal.last_img read more

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How to get Drone Flights Approved Near Airports with LAANC

first_imgThis tutorial is geared toward drone pilots with a Part 107 license (also refereed to as a UAS Airman Certificate or Commercial Drone License.) Many of you may already know that the FAA requires pilots to get an Airspace Authorization if they are going to fly within five miles of any airport. (In short, you need to get approval from the FAA before flying near an airport.) This is because Part 107 pilots are only allowed to fly in Class G airspace. And the airspace around airports will usually be Class E, D, or higher.The traditional FAA airspace authorization process takes 90-120 days to maybe approve your drone flight request. (I have had airspace authorizations take much longer.) Luckily though, that has all changed with the new FAA LAANC program.Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC)LAANC stands for Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability, and it is a partnership between the FAA and drone service suppliers. The LAANC system allows Part 107 drone pilots to quickly check if the area they want to fly in is available for instant FAA airspace authorization approval. This can also be really handy if you get a client request to fly at a location near an airport. You can check that location on the FAA UAS Facility Map and see if that area has instant approval available — which can definitely speed up your coordination and flight planning with clients.Instant airspace approval might sound amazing, but let’s actually walk-through the process of getting this approval with the new LAANC program. (Again, this is only for Part 107-licensed drone pilots.)Check the FAA UAS Facility MapThe first thing you will want to check is the FAA UAS Facility Map. This is a really handy reference map that can let you know immediately if instant approval is available for your flight location.Once you have located where you want to fly on the FAA UAS Facility map, we now need to go through one of the LAANC service suppliers in order to get our approval. (This is just a fancy way of saying, “Now we need to go to a website or app that works with LAANC and get our approval.”)As of right now, there are already 14 approved LAANC Service Suppliers that offer the LAANC approval service. All of these, to my knowledge, are also free to use. We are going to use the service supplier Skyward.io.Using Skyward.ioOnce you are on the Skyward.io website, you need to create a free account in order to use LAANC. (Just click “Get Started” in the top right corner of the web page.) From there, you will be able to map out flight locations and create drone operation plans that you can use for LAANC approval. Once you request a FAA Authorization on Skyward.io, you will receive an instant Notice of Authorization with a FAA Reference number. (Note that not all requests can be instantly approved by the FAA. The flight location, if the airport has LAANC capabilities in place, and flight altitude play a big role. Some requests may require up to a week or so for approval.)Here are a few quick reference links to keep around for your next drone shoot.FAA LAANC Program InformationFAA UAS Facility MapSkyward.io (Free account sign up)FAA Drone ZoneHow to get a Part 107 Drone License Planning a drone shoot near an airport? We’ll show you how to quickly get airspace authorization approval with the new FAA LAANC program.In this tutorial, we’re going to walk through the process of getting a fast FAA airspace authorization, which will allow you to fly your drone near an airport. (Legally!) And we’ll be doing all this through the FAA’s new LAANC program for Part 107 drone pilots. Looking for more info on working with drones? Check out these articles.8 Flight Tips to Make Your Drone Footage More CinematicDrone Footage: How to Make or Break a ProjectTraditional Camera Moves Made Easy With DJI DronesHow to Get a Pilot Certification for Commercial Drone UseA Travel Guide to Taking a Drone on a Planelast_img read more

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