DONEGAL FOOD STALL ORDERED TO CLOSE

first_imgA food stall in Donegal Town was one of 17 businesses closed by the Food Safety Authority in August.The Akatshi Grill at Pier Car Park in Donegal Town was one of five closure orders issued under the FSAI Act 1998A further 10 businesses were shut down under European food regulations. Prof Alan Reilly, chief executive of the authority, expressed his disappointment at the lack of vigilance by some owners in ensuring their food businesses were fit for purpose and fully compliant with food safety legislation.“The legal onus is on food businesses to ensure that the food they serve is safe to eat in accordance with the legislation.“There is absolutely no excuse for negligent practices,” said Prof Reilly.  DONEGAL FOOD STALL ORDERED TO CLOSE was last modified: September 6th, 2013 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:closure orderDonegal Townfood stallFSAlast_img read more

New ExactEmerge Retrofit Kit available for late-model John Deere planters

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest ExactEmerge conversion components fit newer 1770NT, 1790 and DB planters John Deere is making it easier for customers with late-model John Deere planters to increase planting speed while improving accuracy and performance with the ExactEmerge Retrofit Kit. This conversion kit provides corn and soybean producers with the latest performance-enhancing ExactEmerge technology that allows them to significantly increase productivity and crop yields through more timely and accurate seed placement.“Producers realize that seed depth accuracy, spacing, and population are critically important. Crop residue management and timely planting also help to achieve maximum yield,” says Adam Sipes, product specialist with John Deere Seeding Group. “By retrofitting their late model John Deere planter with ExactEmerge components, customers can expect up to a 100% increase in planting speed, at least a 10 percent improvement in seed spacing accuracy, and improved performance on side hills, all without impacting depth control.”The ExactEmerge Retrofit Kits are available for model year 2011 and newer 1770NT CCS and 1790 planters as well as model year 2012 and newer DB Series planters. ExactEmerge conversion components includes meter and hopper assemblies, cartridge assemblies, 56v electric drives and row unit controller assemblies, scrapers, cartridge guards, and mounting hardware. Other components include planter controller with SeedStar 3 HP, backbone harness and tractor power generation harnessing, vacuum automation, and curve compensation capability.Kits require the use of tractor power generation and GreenStar 3 2630 Display for full operation. Depending on model of planter and tractor, additional components may be needed to complete the retrofit.“The ExactEmerge technology is revolutionizing the planting industry,” Sipes adds. “The Retrofit Kit now gives more customers the ability to incorporate much of this technology onto their existing late-model planters and gain these improvements for themselves.”For more information on the new ExactEmerge Retrofit Kits for late-model John Deere planters, see your local John Deere dealer or visit www.JohnDeere.com/Ag.last_img read more

Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Jolts Passivhaus Owner

first_imgThe new policy is an about-face“Unfortunately, the terms of service and rate issue has become a few members’ personal interests versus all the other cooperative members’ interests,” Cooperative president and CEO Mark Pendergast told Energy News. RELATED ARTICLES Passive House in the (Wisconsin) WoodsPassive House in the Woods Opens Its DoorsPassive House in the Woods Goes Energy-PositiveBlog Review: Tim Eian The owner of a celebrated Passivhaus in Wisconsin will be making a lot less money for the excess electricity generated by his photovoltaic panels thanks to an about-face in policy by the local electric cooperative.GBA readers will be familiar with Passive House in the Woods, a 1,940-sq. ft. house completed in Hudson, Wisconsin, in 2010 and documented not only in a blog written by its designer Tim Eian but also in several news stories by GBA’s Richard Defendorf.Gary Konkol, who owns the house, has been notified by the St. Croix Electric Cooperative that he will no longer receive the retail rate for power generated by his 4.52 kW PV system. Instead, the cooperative is prepared to pay the “avoided cost” of the electricity, which is based on the cost to the utility of buying or generating the power.The policy change, which was announced in May, will have the effect of lowering payments to Konkol and other cooperative customers with PV systems from 10 or 11 cents per kWh to between 2.75 and 3.75 cents per kWh, according to an article that originally appeared in Midwest Energy News. (This change only affects the price paid for any PV power exceeding the owner’s usage.) Konkol’s house has been generating enough electricity during the summer to cover the cost of power during the winter, so he’s been paying only the $25 monthly service charge, due to rise to $28 in January.But even the new fee won’t be enough to cover the actual cost of providing service, which is an average of $40, Pendergast said. “If a member is not paying for any energy purchases, the other cooperative members must make up the revenue shortfall,” he said.The change of heart is a far cry from the cooperative’s original position. It waived the standard $2,000 hook-up fee when the house was constructed, and now Konkol is crying foul.He told Energy News that the original arrangement with the Cooperative was “verbal and implied” and that the cooperative’s board of directors should grandfather the arrangement even if no formal contract was signed.“It isn’t fair,” he said. “I would argue it’s the other way around, that we’re subsidizing the cooperative.” Similar conflicts elsewhereThe St. Croix Electric Cooperative isn’t the only one grousing about the impact of residential PV systems on the bottom line.In August, The New York Times reported on utility claims that a sharp increase in PV installations is shifting more costs to customers who don’t have any solar panels and ultimately will undermine their ability to maintain their distribution systems. California saw solar installations increase by 160% a year between 2010 and 2012, forcing the state to find almost $1.4 billion in revenue it was losing due to net metering.“If the costs to maintain the grid are not being borne by some customers, then other customers have to bear a bigger and bigger portion,” Steve Malnight, a vice president at Pacific Gas and Electric, told the newspaper. “As those costs get shifted, that leads to higher and higher rates for customers who don’t take advantage of solar.”The paper said Arizona and North Carolina electric utilities also want changes in rules on how much residential PV owners should be paid.In Arizona, the state’s largest electric utility, the Arizona Public Service Company, wants to reduce net-metering payments to less than half the retail rate, or add fees to pay for grid maintenance, according to an article posted at cleanenergyauthority.com.The Arizona Corporations Commission staff recommended this week that commissioners reject the changes and said the net-metering policy should remain in effect until at least 2016 when the utility’s next rate case comes up.In Wisconsin, the St. Croix Electric Cooperative was not required to seek approval from the state’s Public Service Commission for its change in policy. “The commission does not have regulatory authority over co-ops,” a PSC spokesman said.last_img read more

10 months agoKante: What Chelsea players think of Pulisic

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Kante: What Chelsea players think of Pulisicby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has welcomed their swoop for Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic.On Wednesday morning it was announced that the 20-year-old will be moving to west London this summer in a £58million move from Borussia Dortmund.Having watched Pulisic’s impact from afar, Kante can’t wait to see it close up next season.”We know he’s a good player,” he told the Daily Mail following Chelsea’s 0-0 draw with Southampton in the Premier League on Wednesday night.”He’s doing well for Dortmund and we are glad to welcome him to Chelsea.” last_img

Video: Notre Dame Football’s Version Of “Bad Lip Reading” Is Hilarious

first_imgNotre Dame player laughs after doing bad at "Bad Lip Reading".Any version of “Bad Lip Reading” (video of people talking with their voices dubbed over) is usually ridiculously funny. This rendition, produced by Notre Dame football, is no different.Quarterback Malik Zaire and defensive lineman Jay Hayes are in the studio providing the voice-over work. They are both really, really funny. The footage from the video is from last season. If you’re an Irish fan, you should definitely watch this, but if you’re just a fan of laughing a lot, check it out as well. A little something to brighten up your Monday…Courtesy of Malik Zaire and Jay Hayes.https://t.co/iMLte4Dal6— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) March 21, 2016last_img

New Brunswick begins talks with Ottawa on funds for flood relief and

first_imgThe Canadian Press FREDERICTON — The premier of New Brunswick says he’s working with the federal government to provide financial relief to homeowners affected by this year’s spring flood.Blaine Higgs met with the federal finance minister Wednesday morning and says Bill Morneau was receptive to what’s needed for flooding relief and future mitigation.Higgs says he knows quite a few cottages — especially around Grand Lake — have been damaged by the floodwaters, but the government’s priority will be for repairs to primary dwellings.The premier says the amount of assistance has not been determined, but he says the government will provide advance funds to allow people to begin repairs right away.During last year’s record flood the province provided up to $4,000 in advance funding, but Higgs says he wants to increase that to about $15,000.Higgs says an emphasis must be put on mitigation, including restrictions on building on flood plains, and raising some highways and roads that had to be closed.He said a priority would be the Trans-Canada highway where the flooding forced the closure of a section between Oromocto and Riverglade for an entire week.The highway reopened Wednesday.last_img read more

James Cameron defends Titanic ending stubbornly insists there was no space for

first_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook In 2012, Mythbusters tackled the famous scene, proving that both Jack and Rose could have survived if they tied their lifejackets to the door for additional buoyancy. We may never know if the Loch Ness monster is real or what really happened to Jimmy Hoffa, but there is one mystery that might have just been solved: whether Jack and Rose could have both fit on that door at the end of James Cameron’s Titanic.It’s a question that has been asked for two decades since the movie hit theatres in 1997. We all know the tale of epic romance that ends with the sinking of the Titanic. I’m sure you can still see the scene: Rose clutching for dear life on a door amidst the debris of the ship as Jack drowns in the freezing water.Early last year, even star Kate Winslet said, “I agree. I think he could have actually fit on that bit of door.” Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Province launches two reviews into BC Hydro over costs future of energy

first_imgVICTORIA – The British Columbia government has launched a two-phase review of BC Hydro in an effort to find cost savings and direction for the Crown utility.The first part of the review is expected to examine ways to save money within Hydro, create new revenue streams in an effort to keep rates low and give the corporation the resources it needs to provide electricity.An advisory group that includes staff from government ministries and BC Hydro will conduct the first review.The government says in a news release that it expects recommendations from the first phase of the review to be complete by this fall.It says the second phase of the review will build on new strategies from the first phase and include ways to ensure Hydro can maximize opportunities around the shift in global energy sectors.The expert panel conducting the second phase would aim to deliver its recommendation to the government by the summer or fall of next year.last_img read more

Football Tuesday Take A look at the top 2017 position battles

OSU sophomore offensive lineman Isaiah Prince (59) walks off the field following the Buckeyes 31-0 loss to Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 31. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorThe 2016 Fiesta Bowl highlighted major needs for Ohio State’s coaching staff. OSU coach Urban Meyer made those changes. But because of Meyer, the Buckeyes will have to make more difficult alterations to its starting roster.When a program has a coach with the national prowess Meyer possesses, that program is blessed with four- and five-star recruits continually flooding into its facilities. In the same breath, those recruits can develop more rapidly than others and leave the program early, creating a hole to be filled before next fall. Meyer had this problem in 2016 and has it once again in 2017. But, per usual, he has the class to replace standouts.Either generated from early departures or under development, here are three positions to keep an eye on heading into spring practice on March 7.CornerbackEach year at OSU, Meyer has had to replace at least one starter at cornerback. This year, he will have to replace both starters. However, the way he and the defensive coaches treated the cornerback position last year and on the recruiting trail has set the Buckeyes up for success.One-year starter Marshon Lattimore and two-year starter Gareon Conley were menacing throughout the season defending opposing wide receivers — there’s no denying that. But what many casual observers of the Buckeyes might forget from 2016 is that the rotation at cornerback included now-junior cornerback Denzel Ward. Ward played in several crucial moments for the Buckeyes, including overtime against Michigan and Wisconsin.He had 23 tackles and nine pass break-ups.Aside from Ward, the 2017 cornerback class will make an impact, likely having at least one starter. Former junior college and Alabama transfer Kendall Sheffield is expected to be the leader of the pack, having experience already at a Division I school. The top-two cornerback recruits in the country, freshmen Jeffrey Okudah and Shaun Wade, also will be in major contention for the starting gig opposite Ward.Right tackle2016 was perhaps the most underwhelming season the offensive line has had with Meyer as head coach. There was plenty of finger-pointing to go around, and much of that went to junior Isaiah Prince at right tackle.The OSU offensive line struggled in games that trotted out NFL talent on the defensive front. Against Penn State, Michigan and Clemson, the OSU offensive line allowed a combined average of more than 5.5 sacks and more than 11.5 tackles for loss per game. Prince had difficulties in all those games and opponents noticed.Prince and freshman right guard Michael Jordan won their respective jobs on the offensive line not because of excellent performance, but out of necessity because of a lack of development.In 2017, Meyer has more depth on the offensive line with the arrivals of prestigious offensive line recruits Josh Myers, Wyatt Davis and Thayer Munford.Davis and Myers are the more likely of the three freshman to play immediately, but junior college redshirt junior lineman Malcolm Pridgeon will certainly be in front of those two, given he might have started at right tackle before suffering a knee injury in fall camp.Pridgeon, Davis and Myers are three among others who are in contention for the opening at right tackle (and right guard), however don’t count out Prince as the incumbent despite his lackluster performances. Even the harshest of Buckeye critics would likely agree that camaraderie on the offensive line is more valuable than any other position.Wide receiverOSU wanted to be better in the passing game in 2016 even without now-New Orleans Saints wideout Michael Thomas. The passing offense was likely the complete opposite of what the coaching staff envisioned at the beginning of the season. Now it’s the vision of a new offensive staff that will have to adjust without Curtis Samuel and Noah Brown, the team’s top two receivers.Redshirt sophomore K.J. Hill and sophomore Binjimen Victor are likely the lead candidates to start on the outside and receive the majority of passes from redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett with sophomore Demario McCall, who will likely replace Samuel at H-back. But after that, the competition is fierce, intensified by top freshman wideouts Trevon Grimes and Jaylen Harris, who are listed at 6-foot-4 and 6-foot-5, respectively.New offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson has proved at his other positions that he likes to throw the football downfield — something OSU hasn’t done much the last two seasons. In 2017, wide receivers will prove their worth on receptions 40-plus yards from the line of scrimmage.Redshirt junior Terry McLaurin, redshirt senior James Clark, sophomore Austin Mack and redshirt junior Parris Campbell also will be in the mix for a by-committee approach at receiver for the Buckeyes. read more

Eric Dier to start for England against Belgium on Thursday

first_imgTottenham player Eric Dier will make his debut of the 2018 World Cup in England’s game against Belgium on Thursday, Sky Sports, confirms.Dier was named as a substitute in both of England’s matches and made his only appearance as a late replacement in their 2-1 win over Tunisia in their opening game. Despite not choosing to start Dier in either of England’s games so far, Gareth Southgate paid tribute to the influence he has had on their World Cup campaign.“He is always a big part of our plans,” Southgate said. “He is a really intelligent player, tactically very aware and he is a crucial part of our squad and has been all the way through our journey.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“His mentality has been about playing his way into the tournament, recognising he will have a part to play. There is a real maturity about him and I enjoy our discussions about the matches we play.“He has great insight into the difficulties we might face, so even though he hasn’t been in the starting team he has had invaluable contributions in meetings and training sessions and tomorrow he is back in the team.”Both England and Belgium have secured qualification from Group G but whoever wins their match in Kaliningrad will finish top.last_img read more