Lady Raiders Get ORVC Win Over Lady Rebels

first_imgSouth Ripley pulled out a hard fought conference win at Southwestern Hanover tonight to move to 3-0 in the conference.It took 5 games, but SR held on for the win. Scores were:19-25, 25-16, 25-21, 20-25, 16-1.Courtesy of Raiders Coach Robyn Greiwe.last_img

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2020-09-24

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Attack Over Political Signs Lands Florida Man in Jail

first_imgA Florida man is facing a serious charge, after officials say an argument over the placement of political signs went too far recently in DeBary.According to a police report, the man, who they identified as 55-year-old Anthony Vullo, allegedly threw his neighbor’s Joe Biden sign out of the man’s yard last Friday.Vullo reportedly was telling the other man that the Biden sign was blocking his Trump sign.The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office says that after throwing the sign, Vullo punched his neighbor in the presence of several witnesses.However, he alleges that the neighbor pushed and tried to punch him first, but missed.Deputies add that the victim showed signs of injury around his left eye, but told deputies that he did not require medical assistance.Officers arrested Vullo and charged him with battery.last_img read more

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2020-09-20

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An architecturally impressive detached house in Letterkenny on the market for €595,000

first_imgA very impressive architecturally designed split level detached residence is on the housing market in Donegal for €595,000Very intelligently designed to reflect the contours of the site with most of the bedroom accommodation at the garden and first-floor level whilst living accommodation is at ground floor level with access from a paved external parking area enjoying commanding views over the Golf Course, River Swilly and countryside in the distance. Located within 10 minutes walk of Letterkenny s 18 Hole Golf Course with modern clubhouse facilities including Brown s Restaurant offering both informal bar food and formal dining to a very high standard. Alcorn s Garden Centre with Thyme Out Restaurant is within 10/15 minutes walk and for those last-minute forgotten essentials Charlie s Container Shop, with Honesty box, is also situated nearby.The Silver Tassie Hotel is located within a short drive whilst the extensive shopping and leisure facilities available in Letterkenny including Tesco, Dunnes Stores, Marks and Spencer, Menary s, TK Maxx, Aura Leisure Centre etc. are also located within a short drive.Woodlands National School, Educate Together and Ballyraine National School are also situated within the immediate surrounding area.This superior residence is ideally located to enjoy the extensive natural amenities available within easy driving distance including golden sandy beaches at Rathmullan, Ballymastocker / Portsalon in the Fanad Peninsula and Downings / Rosapenna in the Rosguill Peninsula, both peninsulas being located on the renowned Wild Atlantic Way.Check out the full listing by Sherry Fitzgerald/Rainey and see some photos of the property below. An architecturally impressive detached house in Letterkenny on the market for €595,000 was last modified: June 30th, 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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2019-12-21

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Brown still out and Raiders offense has a tough day

first_imgNAPA — The Raiders continue to worry about things they can control, and it was clear Tuesday they have no control over Antonio Brown.Brown wasn’t at practice, and any rehabilitation on his blistered feet is being done out of sight. Brown, whose Instagram photo (since deleted) is the only clue as to why he’s not practicing, has been quiet on social media.After the Raiders had a less than crisp day offensively, coach Jon Gruden had little to say about Brown and when he might return.“I have …last_img read more

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2019-12-20

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Recycle that old mobile

first_imgMobile manufacturer Nokia is encouragingusers to recycle their old phones and helpthe environment. (Image: Dialaphone) A silverback eastern lowland gorilla in his forest habitat. Mobile phone production isindirectly harming the magnificent beasts.(Image: Karl Ammann, naturepl.com)Janine ErasmusMost people are unaware that their old mobile phones can be recycled. Now South Africa is a part of mobile giant Nokia’s multi-national recycling programme that aims to cut down on electronic waste. And not just Nokia phones, but any make are welcomed, as well as batteries, chargers, and other accessories.Nokia reports, in a July survey polling 6 500 people in 13 countries, that only 3% of old mobiles are recycled because their owners simply aren’t aware that they can still be useful in a different way. Awareness varies widely between countries – from 80% of respondents in the UK to just 17% in India.A significant 75% said they didn’t even consider the possibility of recycling; although about the same number believe in recycling as a benefit for the environment.Most old devices, 44% according to Nokia, are just kept at home and never used again, while 25% of users pass their phones to family or friends and 16% sell their used devices, particularly in emerging markets. In South Africa it is believed that the majority of older phones are handed down.Markus Terho, Nokia’s director of environmental affairs, markets, said, “If each of the 3-billion people globally owning mobiles brought back just one unused device we could save 240 000 tons of raw materials and reduce greenhouse gases to the same effect as taking 4-million cars off the road. By working together, small individual actions could add up to make a big difference.”Nokia is pushing for more public involvement in the recycling initiative, saying that it will cut down on the need to extract and refine material for new products, saving energy, chemicals and waste.Those interested can take their old phones to any Nokia Care point in over 50 locations around South Africa, from Alberton to Westville. The South African scheme is part of Nokia’s global recycling campaign that spans 5 000 locations in 85 countries.All components can be reusedAccording to Nokia, 100% of a phone can be reused, if not recycled. “Using the best recycling technology, nothing is wasted,” commented Terho. “Between 65 to 80% of a Nokia device can be recycled. Plastics that can’t be recycled are burnt to provide energy for the recycling process, and other materials are ground up into chips and used as construction materials or for building roads. In this way nothing has to go to landfill.”US-based mobile recycler PaceButler said that more gold can be recovered from one ton of mobile phones than from 17 tons of gold ore. Mobile phones also yield useful materials such as platinum, palladium and copper, as well as plastic and glass.Mobiles and other electronic devices also contain toxic materials such as heavy metals and chemicals. Circuit boards, batteries, and casings contain lead, cadmium, mercury, polyvinyl chloride, and a number of other poisonous substances, which can be released into the environment when devices are not disposed of correctly.Nokia works closely with companies who use reclaimed material, assessing them regularly to ensure that anything passed on to them is recycled responsibly.Conservation benefitsBut recycling can have other benefits that are not immediately apparent. A recent report on PaceButler’s website says that the mining of a metallic ore known as coltan, which is used in mobile phones in the form of its derivative metal tantalum, is helping to drive unrest and bad conservation practices in parts of Africa.Coltan is the common term for columbite-tantalite and is used in the production of niobium and tantalum. While the ore is mined in a number of countries, including South Africa, the largest deposits are found in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is believed to possess 80% of the world’s coltan reserves according to National Geographic.Mining is carried out by hand and is focused on the eastern part of the country, an area which is also home to the Kahuzi-Biega National Park, a world heritage site, and the Eastern Lowland or Grauer’s gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri), the largest primate on earth.The demand for tantalum in the communications and other electronics industries has led to bands of rebels taking up mining alongside their subversive activities, and the profits from the sale of the ore – which at one time reached $600 (R4 900) per kilogramme – is fuelling their military agenda.The gorillas are suffering because people are flocking to the area to claim their share of the ore, and decimating the animals’ habitat in the process. But gorillas are also being hunted as food for rebel gangs and hungry miners. The magnificent beasts are now in danger of extinction – before war broke out in 1998 they numbered around 17 000, and today there are less than 3 000 left.Recycling phones will reduce demand for coltan and consequently contribute to the effort to save the gorillas, says PaceButler.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ……Useful linksNokia we:recycleThe Dian Fossey gorilla fundSilverbackers free mobile game and gorilla informationNational GeographicTreevolutionPaceButlerKahuzi Biega National Parklast_img read more

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2019-12-19

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Precision U: In-Season Decisions event Jan. 9

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Registration is open for the 2019 Precision University. Experts will be sharing the latest information on the latest tools and technologies to help you make better decisions during the growing season. The event will also feature afternoon breakout sessions on using aerial imagery for decision making and the latest advancements in sprayer nozzle technology. The event is hosted by The Ohio State University and will be held at Beck’s Hybrids in London, Ohio on Jan. 9.Presentations at Precision University begin at 8:30 a.m. with the program concluding at 3:30 p.m. The event will also feature vendors on site to share the tools and services they offer. CCA CEUs will be offered.The cost to register for Precision University is $50 and includes the program, handouts, lunch and refreshments. For more information or to register, visit http://go.osu.edu/PrecisionU.last_img read more

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2019-12-17

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Chattisgarh to launch a pilot project on NYAY scheme

first_imgThe Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY) or minimum income guarantee scheme, a key promise in the Congress manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, is set to make its first appearance in Chhattisgarh.Under directions of the party high command, the Chhattisgarh government is likely to launch a pilot project for the scheme. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel last week met Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi. K. Raju, who headed the office of former party president Rahul Gandhi, was in Raipur to brief Mr. Baghel about the scheme.NYAY was the corner stone of the Congress campaign with the slogan — Ab Hoga Nyay (now there will be justice). The manifesto had a image of an old woman hugging Mr. Gandhi with the tag line – Garibi par waar (strike on poverty) while guaranteeing ₹72,000 per annum to the poor.Push to rural economyIn the run up to the election Mr. Gandhi had variously referred to NYAY as a “surgical strike” on poverty, a “diesel for the engine of Indian economy” and “remonetising the economy” through the scheme. He often pitted this against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claim in 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign of depositing ₹15 lakh in every Indian’s account by bringing back the black money stashed abroad. However, the party was unable to create a buzz about the scheme.The Chhattisgarh pilot promises to ₹72000 per annum to 20% of the poorest families of the State. The Congress has been repeatedly claiming that this kind of fund input is essential to keep the economy afloat. Launching the scheme in Chattisgarh, an insider said, is a way to keep it alive.“We are discussing it within the party and it is under consideration. It will begin as a pilot project in a small area at first just the way we started a pilot project against malnutrition in Bastar to begin with and will expand it to the rest of the State on October 2,” Mr. Baghel told The Hindu.Mr. Baghel said after final discussions with the party high command and State leaders, the modalities will be charted out.The scheme was a result of closed door meetings with many economists, Rajeev Gowda, convenor of the Congress manifesto committee said. NYAY was distilled down from the idea to provide Universal Basic Income which was seen as fiscally impractical.Mr. Gowda stressed that in the current economic scenario NYAY becomes even more relevant to inject financial fluidity. “Rural income has been stagnant if not negative over last few years. This provides them basic level of support that will free them up from worrying about mere survival and to be able to think about other things like health, education and whole bunch of other things,” Mr Gowda said.last_img read more

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2019-12-01

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9 months agoMan City star Bernardo Silva: Boly has apologised to me

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City star Bernardo Silva: Boly has apologised to meby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City star Bernardo Silva says Wolves defender Willy Boly apologised after his red card tackle during last night’s 3-0 win.Boly was shown a 19th minute red card for a lunge on the Portuguese.Speaking after the game, Silva, who has shone in the centre of midfield this term, revealed: “It was quite a bad tackle but I’m fine.“Yes, he did apologise at the end of the game. These things happen.“You don’t do it on purpose, I think, and he said that. Everything is fine, it’s football.”Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo said he had no problem with red card: “It was very close to me and I think it’s a clear red card.” last_img read more

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2019-10-28

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4 days agoJose Mourinho waiting on call from Real Madrid

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Jose Mourinho waiting on call from Real Madridby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJose Mourinho is waiting to return to Real Madrid.Out of football since his December sacking by Manchester United, Mourinho is ready to step in for Zinedine Zidane at Real.It’s been claimed after their dismal defeat to Real Mallorca, Zidane could be dumped this week.Should Real be beaten by Champions League opponents Galatasaray, then Zidane will be sacked.And El Mundo reports confidants of Mourinho say he is ready and motivated to return to Madrid – even if it means he’ll be entering a hostile dressing room. last_img read more

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2019-10-28

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TransCanada says spill clean up underway in South Dakota as pipeline vote

first_imgCALGARY – TransCanada Corp. said Friday that work is well underway to clean up a sizable oil leak at its Keystone pipeline in South Dakota that occurred days before a vote on the fate of the company’s flagship pipeline proposal.The company said about 75 crew members, as well as government officials, are on site near Amherst, S.D., with a full complement of clean-up equipment to contain the 795,000-litre spill in a farmer’s field.“TransCanada has taken this incident very seriously and is working with federal and state regulatory agencies,” the company said in an update.The company said it has observed no further environmental impacts and no threat to public safety, though the nearby Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation has expressed concern the spill might contaminate water supplies.Thursday’s spill comes four days before Nebraska is set to vote on whether TransCanada can go ahead with Keystone XL pipeline, which would take a more direct route than the existing Keystone pipeline by going through Montana and South Dakota to Nebraska, where it would connect with pipelines that feed Texas Gulf Coast refineries.Environmentalists were quick to point to the spill as reason to reject the Keystone XL project, but state officials said Friday the spill won’t affect their decision.A spokeswoman for the Nebraska Public Service Commission said commissioners will base their decision solely on evidence presented during public hearings and from official public comments.A Nebraska law approved in 2011 prevents the commissioners from factoring pipeline safety or the possibility of leaks into their decisions. Lawmakers argued at the time that pipeline safety was a federal responsibility that pre-empts state law. Opponents say oil interests lobbied for the restriction.The news might not sway the vote, but will bring greater focus to the issue, said James Coleman, an energy law expert at Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law.“It’s the worst possible timing, and it’s a reasonably big spill….I think most people expect the commissioners to approve it regardless, but nonetheless, it’s not helpful.”Among other concerns, opponents of Keystone XL say the pipeline would pass through the Sandhills, an ecologically fragile region in Nebraska of grass-covered sand dunes, and would cross the land of farmers and ranchers who don’t want it.“There’s some states where the big issue is climate change, but Nebraska, the issue has been those local land-use impacts, and so I’m sure the commissioners will have that in mind,” said Coleman.The spill near the border of Minnesota and the source of the Minnesota River has certainly raised concerns about Enbridge’s (TSX:ENB) Line 3 pipeline replacement project in the state, said Coleman.He said he wasn’t sure, however, whether this Keystone spill will have an impact on current review of the pipeline in the state that’s already approved elsewhere, but it certainly will add fodder to those campaigning against oil pipelines.“I think that this will continue to be a bigger and bigger political issue because, as climate campaigners haven’t had success in other areas, they feel like this is one area where they’ve been reasonably successful.”Protesters have already started setting up camps and planning direct action to stop Enbridge’s Line 3 construction, which is already underway in Canada.Pipeline opponents have also vowed to stop the Keystone XL pipeline if it is approved, having once declared victory on the project when Barack Obama rejected it in 2015, only for President Donald Trump to give the go-ahead earlier this year.Shares of TransCanada (TSX:TRP) were down 1.2 per cent in early afternoon trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange, as the energy sector rose half a percentage point.-With files from APlast_img read more

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2019-10-13

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