first_imgJUST eight new positions have been created at a Gaoth Dobhair crisp factory, nine months after the company announced 35 new jobs, can reveal.The current workforce at Largo Foods in the Gaoth Dobhair industrial estate is 198 full-time and part-time staff.Last June the company announced 35 new positions. At that time it had 190 members of staff and stated in a press release and at a press conference that the workforce would rise to 225. Minister Dinny McGinley was at the announcement way in June last year.But this week when the Minister arrived at the same plant to announce a €570k taxpayer cash injection into the company, there was no mention of the previous press release and the promise of jobs in it.“The addition of more manufacturing lines, the increase in capacity, and the expansion of the product mix will allow for better efficiencies, increased sales and will help to secure current employment in Gaoth Dobhair,” said the Minister at the time of the announcement of 35 new jobs.But this week as the company announced a new investment in the plant, helped with the Udaras grant, it said in a new press release that it had 198 employees – 27 less than it promised last year. Last night revealed that 52 part-time positions are being axed and replaced with 26 full-time posts.And we also revealed that although Minister McGinley said there would be 24 new jobs as a result of this week’s announcement, we have seen documents which show those positions will come about ONLY if the company develops new snacks which become commercially successful.The full report of last June’s jobs announcement is here night’s revelations are here: © 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on REVEALED: JUST 8 NEW JOBS AT FACTORY – NINE MONTHS AFTER 35 NEW POSITIONS ANNOUNCED was last modified: February 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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

Volleyball Cruises To Season-Opening Tournament Win

first_img Box Score vs. TSU (PDF) Box Score vs. BCU (PDF) Story Links Preview vs. Rhode Island 8/31/2018 – 11 a.m. Box Score vs. BCU (HTML) Box Score vs. TSU (HTML) center_img Next Game: Live Stats Print Friendly Version HUNTSVILLE, Texas – The Drake University volleyball team improved to 3-0 to start the season with a pair of wins Saturday, Aug. 25, to win the Sam Houston State Tournament.The Bulldogs opened the day with a 25-16, 25-19, 25-18 win over Bethune-Cookman followed by a 25-15, 25-15, 25-6 throttling of Texas Southern to earn two more 3-0 sweeps. Friday evening, the Bulldogs handled Sam Houston State, 3-0, to navigate the tournament schedule undefeated. “We’re excited about not giving up a set all weekend which is a positive start to the season,” said Drake head coach Darrin McBroom. “Certainly there are things we need to work on but it was a good first weekend and great to win a tournament to open the season.”The Bulldogs hit a combined .235 in Saturday’s wins while holding their opponents to just -.040 percent hitting. Kylee Macke (Ankeny, Iowa) led that defensive charge with 25 digs Saturday while the middle tandem of Elle Tubbs (Clinton, Iowa) and Gillian Gergen (Janesville, Iowa) combined for 12 blocks.For her efforts, Tubbs was named the tournament MVP as she finished the weekend with 14 kills on .323 hitting along with 12 blocks and six digs. Macke also earned a spot on the all-tournament team along with Grace Schofield (Mundelein, Ill.). Macke finished the weekend with 44 total digs while Schofield had 23 kills and nine blocks.Cathryn Cheek (Coppell, Texas) led the offense Saturday with 19 kills in the two three-set matches on .226 hitting.In the day’s final match against Texas Southern, Schofield led the Bulldogs with nine kills in just two sets on .421 hitting while Cheek added eight kills. The Bulldogs’ entire roster saw action in the win and the team closed the third set on a 12-1 run to earn the convincing 25-6 decision in the set. Cheek recorded a double-double in the opening match with 11 kills and 14 digs against Bethune Cookman. Emily Plock (Altoona, Iowa) had nine of her day’s 11 kills in the match and hit .389. A 7-1 spurt helped Drake close out the first set, 25-16, in easy fashion and a 7-2 Bulldog run closed the second set by a 25-19 margin. Bethune-Cookman led early in the third set, but Drake used a 9-1 run to take command and never let up in earning a 25-18 victory to secure the three-set win.The Bulldogs take their perfect record on the road next weekend for the Holy Cross Invitational in Worcester, Mass. There the Bulldogs will have three matches against Holy Cross, Columbia and Rhode Island starting Friday, Aug. 31. Full Schedule Roster last_img read more

Wednesday boss hails players after win at QPR

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesSheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal believes his team’s 2-1 victory at QPR showed they have the mental strength to clinch a play-off place.Leeds’ home defeat against Wolves meant Wednesday’s fourth win in a row moved the Owls up to fifth in the Championship with three matches left to play.Last season’s beaten play-off finalists were made to battle at Loftus Road, where Daniel Pudil headed them back in front after Idrissa Sylla’s goal had cancelled out Adan Reach’s early opener.“We are very strong mentally – the mentality of this team is very strong,” Carvalhal declared.“When you play twice in three days, physical teams can cause you problems and it’s not easy to play twice in such a short time.Embed from Getty Images“But we are very strong and the confidence is high. We have four wins in a row and the mentality is really strong, which is why we achieved the three points today.“We knew before this game that it was one of the more difficult ones for us. I thought we were fantastic.“We have been stronger since the international break and we are showing that we are strong. I am very happy with our players.“We are ready for this part of the season. It will be three finals and our focus is on this.“This is a marathon and let’s see where our position will be in the marathon.”   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Kamfers Dam flamingos on webcam

first_imgThe artificial flamingo breeding island, the first such structure for lesser flamingos in the world, was funded and constructed by Ekapa Mining in September 2006. Ornithologists will also use the camera to obtain much-needed scientific information about the flamingos’ breeding biology. Save the flamingo The webcam equipment was sponsored by Nedbank Capital, Ekapa Mining and Nugen, while Herbert and Brenda Booth, Kamfers Dams’ landowners, provided assistance and logistical support. The equipment, installed in late January, has numerous sophisticated functions, including pan, tilt and zoom, with many aspects of the previously unseen behaviour of lesser flamingos are now available to wildlife enthusiasts around the world. As lesser flamingos only breed at vast, open pans and lakes, there has until now been no opportunity to view the breeding close-up and also to study the birds’ biology. State-of-the-art webcam Artificial breeding island Broadcast via the Africam website, users are able to choose between live-streaming or static images that are refreshed every 10 seconds. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materialcenter_img In addition, infrared lights allow for 24-hour-a-day viewing, while a microphone allows one to hear the hustle and bustle of life in the flamingo colony. The project was coordinated by the Save the Flamingo Association, a group of concerned people, businesses and organisations who are committed to ensuring the conservation of Kamfers Dam and its flamingos and other water birds. Creating awareness Web surfers from around the world can now view the antics of some 20&nbps;000 lesser flamingos, following the installation of a state-of-the-art webcam on the famous flamingo breeding island at Kimberley’s Kamfers Dam. 3 April 2009 Africam’s site was visited by 4.5-million viewers from 202 countries during 2008, so the webcam offers many opportunities to create awareness about these interesting birds. The lesser flamingos bred successfully on the island last year, producing around 9 000 chicks. Breeding events are irregular at other sites; for example, it is only successful every 12 years at the Etosha Pan in Namibia. “Kamfers Dam is the only breeding locality for Lesser Flamingos in South Africa, and one of only four breeding localities in Africa,” says BirdLife South Africa executive director Mark Anderson. “This globally near-threatened species needs active conservation management, as the population is declining and there are very few breeding sites.”last_img read more

Liver abscesses in cattle

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Liver abscesses are the primary cause of liver condemnation in feedlot cattle. Two scientists (C. D. Reinhardt and M. E. Hubbert) reviewed the research on the topic. Severe abscesses may reduce the value of beef carcasses by $38 per animal. Cattle slaughtered in the Midwest states average 13% with and 4% being severe liver abscesses.There has been an increase in prevalence of liver abscesses in Holstein steers, rising from 12% in 2003 to 55% in 2013. Prevalence of liver abscesses in Holsteins fed in places like Ohio may average 23% with 9% being severe. One reason liver abscesses are higher is that Holsteins are typically on feed longer than typical beef breed cattle. Causative factorsHigh grain diets can increase the acid level in the digestive tract and this can erode the rumen wall. Certain bacteria then get into the blood stream and get lodged in the liver and cause infection.Unlike cattle, intensively fed sheep, even when fed high-grain, low-roughage diets, rarely experience rumenitis or liver abscesses. However when sheep are fed some cattle hair they have an increase in prevalence of rumenitis, suggesting that grooming behavior of feedlot cattle, licking themselves or others, results in some of the damage and perforation of the rumen wall. AntimicrobialsThe most common method of controlling liver abscesses in finishing cattle in the United States is continuous feeding of antimicrobial compounds; the most commonly used antimicrobial for this purpose is tylosin phosphate. However, even when tylosin is fed, liver abscesses commonly occur in 12% to 18% of feedlot cattle. Roughage Level and FormDrs. Loerch and Fluharty at OARDC reported that increasing the amount of corn silage from 0 to 15% reduced the percentage of condemned livers from 29% to 15%. They also found that elevating the roughage level late in the finishing period reduces liver abscessesAlthough roughage level provided during growing and finishing appears to influence incidence of liver abscesses, form of the roughage provided also appears to influence prevalence. The roughage needs to be sufficiently coarse to provide a true roughage or scratch factor within the rumen. Roughage causes the animal to create more saliva. More saliva increases the acid-buffering capacity in the rumen. Vaccination against the bacteria that causes liver abscesses has shown little benefit in field.Because roughage is costly and difficult to manage in the feedyard, future studies should focus on means to maximize the benefits of roughage by altering the timing, level, and form of roughage included in finishing diets.last_img read more

Better chemistry propels Ginebra to next level, says Brownlee

first_imgBREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast “Last (Governors’ Cup), we got a lot of time and it was great. There’s a lot of chemistry in the team and this conference, we definitely built and took it to another level,” he said. “It’s no different from the last time I was here. We just want to play the same way, use the fundamentals that coach Tim (Cone) is teaching us, and we just go out there and play hard and hopefully, get a championship.“Though only in his second tour of duty for the Gin Kings, Brownlee has already etched his name among the list of great Ginebra reinforcements.READ: Brownlee stars as Ginebra snares top seedAfter all, his booming three in Game 6 of the 2016 Governors’ Cup ended years of heartbreak for the franchise as it finally lifted a title that has been eluding them for eight long years.Brownlee is looking to follow it up this conference with another championship, and hopefully, more in the conferences to come.ADVERTISEMENT Brownlee had a lot to do with the Gin Kings’ ascent to the top of the rankings, averaging 28.3 points, 11.1 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 2.2 blocks, and 1.9 steals so far.READ: With Ginebra on top, Cone aware of how tough it is to be no. 1FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe capped off his superb showing this in the elimination round with 22 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists in Ginebra’s 94-80 win on Friday to help his team finish its schedule with a 9-2 record.The 6-foot-7 forward, though, believes that chemistry has a lot to do with the great run Ginebra has trotted out this season. “I love to be here. I love Ginebra. I think I’m pretty sure they love me too. I hope to continue this relationship for a while, for a long time,” he said, as the Gin Kings now gear up for the playoffs against either Alaska or Phoenix.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR With Ginebra on top, Cone aware of how tough it is to be no. 1 BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFor Justin Brownlee, Ginebra finishing number one in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup is just the first step.“It feels great, but were not satisfied. It’s a great accomplishment to finish the eliminations as the top seed, especially with a twice-to-beat advantage, so we just want to come in there, play strong. But we still have a lot of work to do,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast MOST READ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIVlast_img read more

Messi & Suarez could be handed Barcelona break

first_imgBarcelona Messi & Suarez could be handed Barcelona break by Valverde Joe Wright 16:22 2/24/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Barcelona Lionel Messi Barcelona v Girona Girona Real Sociedad Primera División Ernesto Valverde Luis Suárez Ousmane Dembélé With three matches to come over the next week, the La Liga giants are ready to rest star tuns in a meeting with Girona on Sunday Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has hinted at resting Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez for Saturday’s La Liga clash with Girona.The meeting with their Catalan neighbours at Camp Nou is the first of three games in eight days for the league leaders, with a trip to Las Palmas and a potentially crucial showdown with Atletico Madrid to come next week.With Girona’s visit coming only four days on from Barca’s Champions League draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, Valverde has suggested he could be willing to rotate his squad. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player When asked if he might rest Messi and Suarez, he told a news conference: “It’s a possibility but I’m not going to reveal that.”Valverde did confirm, though, that Ousmane Dembele is ready to make an impact after spending Barca’s last two games on the bench.”We hope he’s ready, yes,” he said of the France winger. “That’s why he’s been called up.”It will depend on the coach who comes on and who doesn’t, depending on how the game goes.”Valverde does not intend to make huge changes for Saturday’s game, though, despite suggestions Barca are beginning to show a dip in form, with three draws in their last five games in all competitions.”I don’t think we’ve had a slump,” he said. “It’s true we’ve had two straight games at home against [Deportivo] Alaves and Getafe that have cost us a lot but it’s also true we’ve been very good in the Copa del Rey.”I think we’re doing well, we know we’re in a process where matches are more decisive than before.”I won’t give any clue to Girona. They put a man-marker on Messi at home but I don’t think it’s changed their personality so much. “They’re an absolutely recognisable team. I saw them against Sevilla, Athletic [Bilbao]… they have a spark, they go forward and try to intimidate you.”I won’t change my plan for the game against Girona excessively because they’re a team who will go for the game, who won’t sit back and can do you damage because they have players who are good on the counter-attack.”It’s a three-game week but we’re not focused on Atletico because we want to reach that game with the minimum of the gap we have now, which would mean we’ve won the two games beforehand. So we focus on tomorrow [Saturday].”last_img read more

15 days agoBournemouth boss ​Howe excited over Diego Rico contribution

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth boss ​Howe excited over Diego Rico contributionby Freddie Taylor15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth manager Eddie Howe is pleased with the progress that Diego Rico is making at the club.The Spanish star is starting to show his quality for the Cherries in the Premier League.He played 90 minutes in four of the past Bournemouth league games.He was disappointing last term, but Howe believes the penny has dropped with Rico.Asked about Rico’s recent impact, Howe told reporters: “I have been very impressed in recent weeks.”He’s had a decisive say in a lot of games. If you look at the assists he has made for the team, his corners and free-kicks have been really valuable to us.”You look at the Southampton game, the Everton game and the West Ham game. He has played a key role in goals for us which have changed the game at that moment.”Tight games have been swung in our favour because of it.”I think he has grown into the position, is growing in confidence all the time. The challenge for him is to maintain that progression.”If he does with his qualities, he is going to be an important player for us.” last_img read more

Patrice Bergeron Is Doing It All — Except You Know Putting The

The Frank J. Selke Award is given to the NHL forward who most demonstrates a high level of proficiency at both ends of the ice — responsible in his own zone, productive in his opponent’s. Boston Bruins center iceman Patrice Bergeron has won three of the last five Selkes, effectively taking the torch from Pavel Datsyuk as the league’s best two-way forward.Bergeron is not going to win the Selke this year. It’s not because he’s shirking responsibilities on defense — he’s a plus-1 on a team that can’t score — he has simply stopped being productive on the other end. More than a quarter of the way into the season, Bergeron has just eight points (four goals, four assists). But point production doesn’t tell the whole story — Bergeron is actually having a very good season. He just can’t seem to put the puck into the other team’s net.Among NHL players who’ve taken more than 400 faceoffs this season, Patrice Bergeron’s 58.6 win percentage ranks fourth. His Corsi For Percentage of 63.1 percent — a score above 50 implies a player’s team controls the puck more than 50 percent of the time that player is on the ice — is the best in the league among skaters who take a regular shift. His Fenwick For Percentage of 62.4 percent — Fenwick is another proxy for a team’s puck possession against a given player’s ice time — is third only to his linemates Brad Marchand (63 percent) and David Pastrnak (62.7 percent). And yet despite downright sterling possession metrics — faceoff percentage included — Bergeron is scoring at a historically low clip.Bergeron’s eight points in 23 games is good for an anemic .35 points per game — not great for a guy who’s used to scoring points in three of every four games he plays (entering the 2016-17 season, Bergeron had notched 618 points in 820 games). Somewhat bizarrely, linemates Marchand and Pastrnak are each having historically great seasons. Marchand is on pace to notch around 70 points — this would be a career high — and Pastrnak is on pace to tally close to 50 goals, which would shatter his previous high of 15. How is it that the wingers of the Bruins’ top line are each scoring at a hellacious pace while their centerman is struggling to find the stats sheet?It’s not like Bergeron isn’t getting his shots. Entering this season, Bergeron had averaged 2.8 shots per game for his career — in 2016-17, he’s taking 3.5. (It’s hard to tell exactly where those shots are coming from because, somewhat confoundingly, no one is doing a great job of keeping up-to-date shot charts, but it’s hard to imagine that Bergeron, who’s a centerman, is taking the bulk of his shots from outside his preferred slot/high slot region.) Bergeron’s four goals on 80 shots is good for a career-low shot percentage of 5. For reference, he entered the 2016-17 season with a career shot percentage of 10.3. While that’s not the shot percentage of a world-beating sniper, it’s still pretty damn good.Bergeron’s shots-per-goal ratio is necessarily up, too. He usually scores on every 9.9 shots he takes — this season, that number has swelled to 20. His power-play scoring percentage is also down from last year — 25 percent this season vs. 37.5 percent from last. He scored more than a third of his 32 goals in 2015-16 on the man advantage but is only on pace to net just under four on the power play this season.Something is amiss. But what?Part of Bergeron’s scoring dearth might be because of hot goaltending. In the seven games, Bergeron has taken five or more shots and not scored, opposing goalies have a combined save percentage of .931. Take Jake Allen’s .909 and Robin Lehner’s .921 out of the mix, and that combined save percentage rises to .940. If that were an individual goalie’s stat line, it would be good for the third-best mark in the NHL. Some of Bergeron’s drought must be related to the quality of goaltending he’s faced — and some of it could just be due to that beast the hockey gods call “puck luck.”The law of averages and his historical performance and his league-best possession metrics all dictate that Bergeron will right the ship. But the Bruins go as their alternate captain goes, and for a team that’s struggling to score this season — they rank 23rd in goals scored per game — it’s imperative for Bergeron to right that ship sooner than later. Otherwise, they risk missing the playoffs for a third consecutive year, which is something that hasn’t happened since a dismal stretch between 1959 and 1967 saw them miss out on postseason hockey for eight straight seasons.Some second-year guy named Bobby Orr helped end that eight-year slide in 1967-68. Unfortunately for the Bruins, they don’t currently have the second coming of Orr in their system. For now, it’s on their beloved alternate captain to start appearing on the stats sheet. read more

Gee adheres to students seating gripes hopes for louder environment at Schott

Despite continuous requests for more student seating in the Horseshoe, OSU President E. Gordon Gee said he wants to see more support for other Buckeye sports before he will consider upping the allotment of student football tickets.   With that goal in mind, the university announced in late August it will move 800 of the student seats at the Schottenstein Center from behind the baskets to behind the benches and scorer’s table for some men’s basketball games in the upcoming season. “We need to create an environment in which our basketball programs have the same kind of intensity as our football program or other things,” Gee told The Lantern on Oct. 6. “So we needed to make the change, too, because the students made a very important point to me, ‘Well you know if you’re just sitting behind there and (they) have you sitting there in the middle, you’re not a very good fan, Mr. President.’” Gee took the students’ words to heart, as he and fellow faculty members will vacate their previous seats behind the benches for all-Big Ten contests and an additional non-conference game this season to make room for what Gee hopes to be a more boisterous NutHouse student section.     “Now I have every expectation that we’re going to have a ring of fire around our court and I’ll be very disappointed if every game is not sold out by our students,” Gee said. So far, so good. When men’s basketball tickets were released last week, tickets sold out in two hours. Although the 1,400 tickets available to students this year were a drop from last year’s total, senior forward David Lighty said the move could provide a big boost for the team. “I think that’s going to help us out a lot,” Lighty said. “We feed off the crowd. Big plays happen and they are loud and rowdy. … That’s just going to get us excited. I think it’s going to be a good thing for us.” Schools such as the University of Michigan and Michigan State University already have a similar type of seating arrangement. Lighty said he is glad OSU pulled the trigger on the adjustment. “You go to Michigan State and they have a whole student section in the bottom bowl, and my parents are sitting with the students going crazy,” Lighty said. “It’s a more suitable atmosphere for college basketball and something that gives the fan a better experience and makes them want to come and get more excited.” As the students move closer to the action than ever before, senior guard Jon Diebler said he hopes they will have the arena rocking.    “I think we have a great student fan base,” Diebler said. “I think they are excited about the new seating because I think they might feel more into the game instead of being on the ends.” Having become accustomed to verbal lashings from opposing student sections, junior guard William Buford said he hopes the seating change will entice the Buckeye students to return the favor to visiting squads.       “I don’t really pay attention to them too much, but I hope that it will mess with the opposite team,” Buford said. “We get dogged everywhere we go, so they need to do something.” read more