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Great Christmas is on the cards for Dunlewey post office!

first_imgThe local community in Dunlewey are breaking out the mulled wine after An Post confirmed the local post office is to remain open.There have been fears that the post office in the scenic village in the shadow of Errigal was to close.A recent public meeting heard how locals would fight tooth and nail to retain the postal services in the village. Now, it was revealed that the company plans to roll out a dedicated An Post ‘Post Point Plus’ service in the village.It follows a Public Consultation initiated to examine the future of postal services in Dunlewey.Deputy Pearse Doherty praised the work of the local community throughout the consultation process and has credited their efforts for An Post’s decision to retain postal services.He said “Today’s announcement from An Post that the company has decided to retain postal services in Dunlewey following public consultation is to be very much welcomed. “The company has confirmed that it will now commit to the introduction of a dedicated ‘Post Point Plus’ facility which will be transferred to an existing business in the village and which allows for the continuation of the majority of services presently available to customers in the area, with the exclusion of financial services.“I understand that customers will continue to have access to vital postal services as well as a wide range of products and services offered by An Post and its partners including parcel collection, Bill Payments, TV Licence renewal, Pre-Pay and Mobile Top-Up purchases, Stamps and other services supported by the An Post retail network.“Also, customers shall continue to be able to collect their pension payments through this service once it is established – this is obviously terrific news to all those living in Dunlewey who are in receipt of the payment and who have ordinarily received it through the post office in the village.“Clearly this is a fantastic result for the residents of Dunlewey who I must commend for their campaign and outstanding efforts to retain postal services in the village.”“Last month, as part of the public consultation process into postal services in Dunlewey, I asked the company to come along to Dunlewey to meet with a local derogation and this meeting was very important as it allowed the local community to press upon An Post the importance of having a local branch in the village. This meeting followed on from the hugely successful meeting called by Cllr John Sheamais Ó Fearraigh where local people came together to devise a joined up approach and plan for how best to respond as part of the consultation process.Also as part of this process, some 59 individual submissions were received by the company concerning the service.Deputy Doherty “Of course, I must pay tribute to the Post Mistress in Dunlewey who will shortly be stepping down after having given more than two decades of service to the community – today’s decision will come as a relief too for her and all those who have availed of services at the Post office down through the years.“Today’s result is a testament to the hard work and determination displayed by the entire community and I must take this opportunity to commend local residents for this fantastic achievement which will see the village retain postal services for the future benefit of the region.” Great Christmas is on the cards for Dunlewey post office! was last modified: December 21st, 2016 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:An PostcardsCHristmasdonegalDunlewey post oficeretainedlast_img read more

Planting tips for small corn seed

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The pathway to high profit yields starts with accurate singulation and placement of every seed. As we approach planting season, here are some key suggestions to achieving those effective plant stands. I will focus only on the “seed” aspect.1. Pre-condition your seed: All seed packaging systems need to be conditioned to the current temperature and humidity. This can be accomplished by opening the doors of sheds and storage buildings where seed is stored and letting an “equilibrium” develop. Small bags should have the shrink wrap removed for improved air flow among the bags. Seed boxes should have enough room between them that a person can walk around them. If cross-ventilation is a problem, farmers in the past have set up large fans to increase air flow. All these efforts will reduce condensation possibilities inside the boxes.2. Lubricate your planter: This procedure is extremely important before planting any seed. All interior planter parts need to be coated with appropriate lubricant prior to planting our seed products.3. Planter box/hopper lubricant suggestions: This second step is also suggested. Heavily treat (2 to 3 applications) a small amount of seed (5 to 10 units) and plant it. Then you can resume your normal loading pattern. Keep in mind with our Escalate™ seed treatment, doubling equipment manufacturer’s lubricant recommendations will be needed. Well dispersed and well mixed seed lubricant is very important! Remember, talc is a drying agent, whereas graphite is a lubricant. Graphite will disperse while talc needs to be well mixed!Smaller sized seed corn will be the norm for 2015. As you know, this is a result of an excellent growing season which had very few stressors during the pollination and grain fill periods. Overall, smaller size seed corn poses fewer planting challenges than heavier, larger sized seed. Here are a few pointers for planting small size corn seed: John Deere CCS Planters with ProMax 40 Flat DiskTank pressure for >2000 seeds per pound – 10 in. waterTank pressure for 1200 to 2000 seeds per pound – 12 in. waterStandard meter vacuum is 14.5 to 17. Smaller sized seed will need slightly less vacuum than normalKinze ASD Vacuum PlantersTank pressure of 20 in. water is recommended for all seed sizes. Brush settings vary by seed size, with higher brush number settings recommended for smaller sized seed (7).CaseNewHolland (CNH)Tank pressure for 1700 to 2400 seeds per pound – 18 to 20 in. water, with singulator setting of 3 and baffle setting of 2.Tank pressure for 1200 to 1700 seeds per pound – 20 to 22 in. water, with singulator setting of 3 and baffle setting of 2.AGCO/White Planters with CFS SystemSmallest size seed may require use of disk 852436 (considered the standard disk) or 852437. Smaller Medium Flats will require 2 to 4 in. of pressure. Bigger sized seed requires an increase in pressure settings to 4 in.Always refer to owner’s manual for suggestions to fine tune your planter settings. Overall, the flowability and plantability of this year’s smaller seed should pose very few if any risks.Mechanical, finger pickup units will need to be dialed in for appropriate seed size and operated at slightly reduced speeds to insure accuracy goals are met. Brush replacement/setting on these mechanical units will also needed adjusted properly to minimize doubles and skips.last_img read more

Ajinkya Rahane to lead Mumbai in Vijay Hazare Trophy

first_imgAjinkya Rahane was named in the Mumbai squad for the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy limited overs tournament after the selectors snubbed him for the Asia Cup in UAE.Rahane, who managed to score only 257 runs from 10 innings in the recently concluded five-match Test series against England, will lead the side.Shreyas Iyer, who was ignored by the selectors for the Asia Cup was announced as his deputy.Prithvi Shaw, who was recently picked in the Indian Test squad for the fourth and fifth Tests against England but did not get a game, is also part of the squad.Mumbai are to be grouped with Baroda, Karnataka, Railways, Vidarbha, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Goa and Maharashtra in the league phase.Mumbai will begin their campaign against Baroda in Alur on September 19 in a Elite Group A fixture.Squad: Ajinkya Rahane (C), Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Jay Bista, Surya Kumar Yadav, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Eknath Kerkar, Shivam Dube, Akash Parkar, Dhaval Kulkarni, Shams Mulani, Vijay Gohil, Tushar Deshpande, Royston Dias.last_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool legend Aldridge: Crucial Firmino grabbed hat-trick

first_imgLiverpool legend Aldridge: Crucial Firmino grabbed hat-trickby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend John Aldridge was delighted for Roberto Firmino over his hat-trick in victory over Arsenal.He wrote for the Liverpool Echo: “Arsenal were so open and left themselves exposed. It was a stunning response after going behind early on.”Roberto Firmino hasn’t been himself so far this season. He’s not been as influential and he’s been giving far too many balls away.”But that was Firmino back to his best on Saturday night. His second goal was sensational with the way he embarrassed two Arsenal defenders before producing a cool finish.”Something hasn’t been right with Firmino but he should take a huge amount of belief from the first hat-trick of his Liverpool career.”If I could have picked anyone to score a hat-trick in that game it would have been Firmino. We’ve had big contributions from Mo Salah and Sadio Mane recently and now we’ve had a match-winning performance from Firmino. That’s massive for him.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoAston Villa boss Smith denies Chelsea want Abraham recall: I’d be amazed

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Aston Villa boss Smith denies Chelsea want Abraham recall: I’d be amazedby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa manager Dean Smith says he would be surprised if Chelsea ended Tammy Abraham’s loan prematurely. Reports have claimed 21-year-old could be recalled by Chelsea and then loaned out to a Premier League club, with Wolves particuarly interested in signing the England international.Given Abraham has scored 16 goals for Villa this season, Smith insists the Blues are happy with the striker’s progress.”He’s enjoying himself as a person and developing as a player,” said Smith. “All three parties (Abraham, Chelsea and Villa) seem very happy with what’s going on.”There will always be speculation but I’ll be amazed if he, Chelsea or ourselves would want to upset that.” last_img read more

a month agoREVEALED: Man Utd must work with Raiola to land Haaland

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Man Utd must work with Raiola to land Haalandby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United face having to deal with Mino Raiola if they want Erling Haaland.United spies watched the Champions League sensation hit a hat-trick in RB Salzburg’s 6-2 demolition of Genk on Tuesday, says The Sun.Erling, 19, had a season at Molde under Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.But the Norwegian is being advised by Raiola, who has been at odds with United over the future of unsettled Paul Pogba.Raiola’s input was the talk of the English scouts sent to watch the son of former Leeds and Man City player Alf-Inge Haaland. last_img read more

Video: Michigan State Fan Caught On Camera Checking Out Girl’s Backside

first_imgA general view of Michigan State's basketball court.EAST LANSING, MI – NOVEMBER 24: General view of the Breslin Student Event Center as the Michigan State Spartans play against the Santa Clara Broncos on November 24, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)Michigan State lost to Illinois Saturday night, but at least one Spartans fan may have been too distracted to notice. The below video, which has now gone viral, shows a MSU supporter somewhat infatuated with the female standing in front of him in the stands. He seemingly can’t believe his eyes when he looks at her backside.Discreet, he is not. The below video seems appropriate.last_img read more

Replay APTN correspondent wins human rights award for Jordans Principle stories

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt was recommendation number three in the Truth and Reconciliation report released June 2: We call upon all levels of government to fully implement Jordan’s Principle.That principle is named after Jordan River Anderson, a boy from Norway House First Nation, about 800 kilometres north of Winnipeg.Jordan suffered from Fineman Ziter Syndrome, a muscular disorder that required either a stay in hospital, or extensive home care.After spending two years in a Winnipeg hospital, doctors decided Jordan could go home if the right nursing care was provided.The debate between Canada and the province of Manitoba began; who would pay for his care at home?Jordan died in hospital before Canada and Manitoba could come to an agreement.That was 2005.In 2007, the House of Commons voted unanimously to pass a motion by NDP MP Jean Crowder. The motion was called Jordan’s Principle. It spelled out what should happen if a First Nation child with special needs living on reserve was sick and needed services that would be readily available to any child living off-reserve.Seven years after that motion was passed, APTN correspondent Trina Roache decided to take a look at whether First Nations children are in a better place now.Outside the Circle: the Status of Jordan’s Principle is a three part look at what First Nations families face when looking for health care.Here is part 1: Here is Part 2: Here is Part 3:center_img On June 6, at the Canadian Association of Journalist conference in Halifax, Trina won the award for Human Rights Reporting for this series.If you have a story to tell, please do not hesitate to contact Trina at:[email protected]last_img read more

Aphria set to be Shoppers Drug Marts cannabis supplier with new agreement

first_imgVANCOUVER – Marijuana producer Aphria Inc. announced it has entered a five-year agreement to supply pharmacy chain Shoppers Drug Mart with medical cannabis.The company said Monday that it will provide the pharmacy with four strains of dried marijuana flower in two different sizes and four cannabis oils. All 12 products will carry the Aphria brand name.The deal comes after many months of discussions and is subject to Health Canada approving the application of the chain’s parent company, Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L), to dispense medical marijuana. Loblaw applied for a licence in October 2016, but neither company can say if or when that application will be approved.If granted, Aphria (TSX:APH) said it expects Shoppers Drug Mart will sell Aphria-branded cannabis products online. Current federal regulations allow licensed producers to distribute medical marijuana direct to consumers by mail.The agreement is expected to have a positive material impact on Aphria’s medical sales revenue, said Aphria CEO Vic Neufeld during a conference call with analysts shortly after the news was announced.“We have an opportunity to grow as Shoppers Drug Mart grows,” he said, adding Aphria’s committed to not entering discussions or making any business transactions with other national pharmacy banners in excess of a certain size.If the federal government changes the rules to allow pharmacies to dispense medical marijuana in stores, Neufeld said, “the home run turns into a grand slam.”The company’s stock closed nearly two per cent higher on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Monday. It gained 22 cents to $11.62.Aphria is one of several voices advocating for pharmacies to be permitted to distribute medical cannabis.Loblaw has previously said it believes pharmacists and pharmacies should play a role in medical marijuana distribution, and posted a job ad for a medical marijuana brand manager as Shoppers Drug Mart last month.“We have been very transparent in our view,” said Catherine Thomas, a spokeswoman, in an email.“As the federal and provincial governments finalize their respective cannabis frameworks, we remain optimistic that they will allow pharmacists in stores, in communities to apply their professional care to medical cannabis patients.”The Aphria deal is one of several recent agreements between marijuana producers and pharmacies.Maricann Group Inc. announced last month it entered into a letter of intent with Lovell Drugs Ltd. to be its primary and exclusive provider of medical cannabis. Lovell Drugs has a dozen pharmacies across Ontario.Earlier this year, CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. signed a letter of intent with member-owned co-operative PharmaChoice to be its exclusive medical cannabis distributor and to train its pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The deal is on hold until the first legislation change that allows pharmacies to distribute medical cannabis and will be completed within 60 days of that change.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.last_img read more

Fight over Charles Mansons estate remains in need of venue

first_imgLOS ANGELES, Calif. – The battle brewing over the estate of Charles Manson entered court Monday, though it remains unclear where it will ultimately be fought or whether others will join a pen pal and purported grandson laying claim to the cult leader’s possessions and body.The issue of venue is clouded because Manson, 83, died at a hospital in Kern County in November but was incarcerated in Corcoran State Prison in neighbouring Kings County. His body is still being held at the coroner’s office in Bakersfield.Attorney Alan Davis, representing the proposed administrator of the estate for purported grandson Jason Freeman, said Los Angeles County is the proper venue because Manson lived there before he was imprisoned for orchestrating the 1969 killings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and eight other people.Judge David Cowan said it was premature to make the determination and he scheduled a hearing Jan. 26 to determine where the two separate matters — who controls his estate and who gets his remains — should be decided.Michael Channels, who said he became friends with Manson decades ago after repeatedly writing him in prison, challenged the Freeman claim. He holds a will that he said Manson signed and sent him 16 years ago.The two-page document said Manson disinherited two known sons and any unknown children and leaves Channels the entire estate, which includes potentially lucrative rights to his image and music he wrote and recorded.Guns N’ Roses 1993 recorded a Manson song, “Look at Your Game, Girl,” though royalties went to victims under a court order. Manson was also an acquaintance of Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson in 1968, and the band recorded a variation of a Manson song under the title “Never Learn Not To Love.”Channels, a contractor who said he has troves of Manson memorabilia including clothing and letters, and has sold autographed cassettes and CDs of the convict’s music, disputed there’s much value to the estate.“I feel sorry for the other side if they do win because there’s a lot bad juju that comes along with Charles Manson,” Channels said. “It’s not all roses.”Others have suggested Channels intends to profit off Manson’s will if he prevails.Channels, who said he couldn’t find a lawyer willing to take the case and represents himself, said his mission is only to make sure his friend can rest in peace. He said Manson feared his body could be mutilated and tattoos put on display and ashes worn in pendants.Court documents filed by Davis claim Freeman is the son of the late Charles Manson Jr. and the grandson of Charles Manson and his first wife, Rosalie Willis.A man who believes Manson fathered him during a Wisconsin orgy in the late 1960s also plans to make a claim to the estate.Matt Lentz, a Los Angeles-area musician who goes by the name Matthew Roberts, has a will Manson purportedly signed in January 2017 naming him as beneficiary, said his agent, Mike Smith. He said Manson gave the will to friend and memorabilia collector Ben Gurecki, who is named as executor.Lentz was expected in court, but didn’t show up Monday. Smith said Lentz was also having trouble finding a lawyer to take the case.last_img read more