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Ramelton to celebrate 50 golden years of the Lennon Festival

first_imgThis is a massive year for the Lennon Festival in Ramelton, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary and will take place from the 5th to the 15th of July. The festival committee are proud to announce that the McGann brothers will officially open this year’s Golden Jubilee celebrations.While the official opening by the McGann brothers does not take place until Friday, July the 5th, the preliminary events get underway on Saturday the 29th of June. An RNLI display will take place at the Quayside on Saturday followed by the now famous raft race at 4.00pm along with a duck race. We have the full programme guide below so you can plan to attend your favourite events.The McGann brothers, Joe, Paul, Mark and Stephen, are no strangers to the town of Ramelton, having previously come to the town to film the BBC Famine drama series The Hanging Gale.Joe, the oldest of the four McGann brothers, is known for his appearances in TV shows such as Casualty, My Family and Harry Enfield TV Show. Paul who played Doctor Who in 1996 also appeared in some Hollywood blockbusters including Alien 3, The Three Musketeers and The Importance of Being Ernest.Mark has appeared in The Bill, Inspector Morse and also played John Lennon in John and Yoko: A Love Story. Stephen, the youngest of these famous and talented acting brothers, credits include Call the Midwife and Emmerdale and guest starred on Doctors, Casualty and The Bill.Not only are the famous McGann brothers arriving to enjoy the festivities but taking to the main stage will see top country acts perform including Michael English, Derek Ryan, Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Jimmy Buckley and the Ryan Turner band.A fantastic spectacle of fun filled events will take place throughout the festival such as the soap box derby, an RNLI display, he raft race, colour fun run, Street performers, fashion shows, children’s sports events, Vintage car displays and much much more.There will be the Queen of the Lennon event and the committee would like any former winning Queens from the past 50 years to come along and join in on this momentous occasion.This year a drive-in movie will arrive on Thursday the 11th of July with four showings throughout the day, tickets are now on sale at retail outlets around Ramelton. The festival parade will take place on Saturday the 13th and we are inviting anyone who would like to enter a float to get in contact.The Singing Pubs competition is kicking off on Wednesday the 3rd of July.The official opening reception will take place at the Robinson school and Gamble Square on Friday July the 5th from 6.30pm.The grand finale will see a huge Fireworks display on Monday the 15th of July. Ramelton Fireworks in 2017The festival is family orientated and the majority of events are free and a safe environment is guaranteed for all those who visit events.The committee promises that this year’s 50th anniversary celebrations will be one of the top highlights of the Summer in Donegal. If anyone would like any further information they can contact the Festival number on 085 8657633, check out the Facebook page or e-mail: rameltonlennonfestival@gmail.com.See the full programme below:Ramelton to celebrate 50 golden years of the Lennon Festival was last modified: June 28th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:eventslennon festival 2019RameltonWhat’s on?last_img read more

Focus on Carolina: Can the 49ers stop McCaffrey?

first_imgThe most dynamic player in the NFL not named Patrick Mahomes looms as a threat to the 49ers existence as an unbeaten team.Christian McCaffrey is the rare kind of guy who can ruin a defense all by himself, which is what he’ll try to do when the Carolina Panthers invade Levi’s Stadium on Sunday.“I mean, he creates a lot of problems,” Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles said of the speedy third-year running back from Stanford. “I don’t think you can stop him with one guy. Sometimes, …last_img read more

WEF Africa: Breaking down the digital divide

first_imgIn the developing world, there are still 4-billion people who are not connected to the internet. The World Economic Forum aims to work with governments and civil society to close that digital divide, starting with programmes in Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia. World Economic Forum executive Alex Wong speaks about closing the digital divide at WEF Africa in Rwanda on 12 May 2016. (Image: Benedikt von Loebell, WEF, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0, via Flickr)• Girls in space! Africa’s first private satellite – designed by schoolgirls• How can digital technology boost growth in Africa? • Connecting women to technology• Robotic gliders boost for ocean research• Meet the global leaders heading WEF Africa 2016 Media Club South Africa reporterAccess to the internet gives people the ability to educate and empower themselves. But according to a recent report from the World Economic Forum (WEF), Internet for All: A Framework for Accelerating Internet Access and Adoption there are still 4-billion people, mainly in the developing world, who go without the internet.“The internet has become a pervasive, fundamental part of daily life,” said WEF executive Alex Wong. “But low internet penetration significantly impacts a country’s ability to participate in the digital economy, which is becoming an increasingly important priority for development as Africa, like the rest of the world, enters the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”He said it was time for governments, business, and civil society to break down the digital divide for the 55% of the world’s population who remain unconnected.Watch the press conference at WEF Africa in Rwanda last week:The report cited four main reasons for people remaining offline:Infrastructure: People aren’t logging on because a good, fast connection is not available – 31% of the global population don’t have 3G coverage, while 15% have no electricity. In sub-Saharan Africa some 600-million people, almost two-thirds of the region’s population, don’t have regular electricity.Affordability: The cost of devices and connectivity is another factor preventing many from accessing the internet, especially the 13% of the world population living below the poverty line. Broadband is only affordable for 100% of the population in only 29 countries.Skills, awareness and cultural acceptance: A key barrier for some is education – 15% of adults globally are considered illiterate. There are also cultural issues, with women up to 50% less likely to be using the internet than men.Local adoption and use: The vast majority – 80% – of online content is only available in 10 languages, which only about 3-billion people speak as their first language. Only 20.7% of Africa’s population is using the internet. (Image: WEF)Only 20% of Africans use the internet – we must fix this digital poverty now https://t.co/QV6RqJ8zwv #internet4all pic.twitter.com/mJKhVw1BcY— World Economic Forum (@wef) May 12, 2016Solutions proposedWEF urged governments to introduce policies that aim to improve infrastructure coverage and quality, provide financial assistance to those who cannot afford to get online, and set up public Wi-Fi.The report recommended adding ICT to the curriculum in schools and providing training to communities. A public-private collaboration is needed to close the global digital divide, it suggested.There is a framework included in the report for both governments and businesses to work towards. “The programme is being implemented in an initial project in Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia, where 75-million people – 67% of the total population in these countries – currently have no access to the internet.”Click here to read the report.last_img read more

Spring Forage Update

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Russ QuinnDTN Staff ReporterOMAHA (DTN) — Kimberly Meier has sold about twice as much alfalfa seed this spring as she normally does.Her region of northern Illinois saw high rates of alfalfa winterkill this spring after a winter of colder-than-normal temperatures. The Ridott, Illinois, farmer and seed dealer said, because of that, she sold about 120 bags of alfalfa this spring, while a normal season would be closer to 60 bags.“We had bad winterkill in this area this year,” Meier told DTN. “And it’s whole fields — I have never seen it this widespread.”The condition of forages across the Midwest is about as diverse as the region itself. The cool, wet spring has afforded ample moisture to most areas, which should be good news when the weather finally warms up, but which has also slowed growth of many forages, potentially affecting overall yields.LOTS OF WINTERKILLAlfalfa winterkill seems to be an issue this spring throughout Wisconsin and stretching into surrounding states such as northern Illinois and eastern Minnesota.Meier said the situation started last fall with extremely wet conditions followed by warm temperatures in January. Then, that was followed by extreme cold in February. While they did have some snowfall around Christmas, most of the snow was melted in the January warmup, exposing the alfalfa plants to the cold during February.From talking to agronomists in the area, most seem to believe this is why the region has seen higher incidents of winterkill, Meier said. The fields most affected appear to be newly seeded field and older stands.Meier said alfalfa producers in her area often flirt with danger by taking a last cutting in the fall and not allowing for much regrowth before winter hits, which can weaken plants and lead to winterkill. This appears to be a growing season in which squeezing in that last cutting may have not paid, she said.“This is a tough deal, as around two-thirds of the alfalfa is gone now,” she said. “There is going to be even less forage available, as most will only get one or two cuttings with the spring-seeded alfalfa.”The University of Wisconsin published a report evaluating and managing alfalfa stands with winterkill. It can be found at: https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/….Other areas appear to have escaped widespread alfalfa winterkill. Jared Goplen, a University of Minnesota Extension crops educator from Morris, Minnesota, said the alfalfa situation in western and central Minnesota is generally OK, for the most part.Winterkill appears to be contained to hilltops and valleys. Most fields in the area were covered in snow most of the winter, which would have protected crown roots from the cold. There may have been some ponding in fields for an extended period of time this spring, so some low spots may have been drowned out, he said.“Overall, I would say a majority of the alfalfa fields have some level of winterkill and drown-out areas, but the bulk of fields are growing well,” Goplen said.The situation is similar farther to the west in North Dakota. There wasn’t much winterkill in alfalfa there thanks to plenty of snow that insulated the crop from extremely cold temperatures, according to Marisol Berti, North Dakota State University Extension forage and cover crops specialist.What the cold spring has done is slowed alfalfa growth somewhat. Most of the crop in the state is not even 6 inches tall, which will delay first cutting, probably into mid-June or even later if it stays cold, she said.“That is about two weeks later than normal for first cut alfalfa,” Berti said. “I am sure some farmers have already run out of hay to feed cows, so this delay will affect them.”SLOW-GROWING GRASSFarther to the south and west, forages are also somewhat behind normal in growth.Seth Wilbanks, a livestock and grain farmer from Hughesville, Missouri, said his forages are delayed with the cool conditions seen this spring. He said, last year around this time, he began to cut some grass hay. However, this year with the increased amount of moisture and the shorter crop, he doesn’t think much hay will be harvested anytime soon.Fescue is a popular grass for Missouri forage producers. Normally, by late May, the crop is headed out and about knee high. This year it is considerably shorter, Wilbanks said.Despite concerns about a delayed crop, Wilbanks believes his forage crops could end up yielding close to average — and maybe even above average — thanks to the plentiful moisture. Last year, his central Missouri area suffered through a severe drought, he said.“Once it does get warmer, I think we are going to more tonnage with maybe some issues with quality,” said Wilbanks, who grows corn, soybeans and several different types of forages for his cow-calf herd.Perennial forages in Nebraska will be grazed later than normal, said Bruce Anderson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension forage specialist. Yields on cool-season grasses could be lessened some due to the cold spring.“I think these cool-season grasses could really be short this year,” Anderson said.On the plus side, warm-season grasses in the state could see great growth once the temperatures begin to rise. Soil moisture levels are high, so when the heat comes, yields should be fairly decent, he said.Some farmers in Nebraska face a challenging growing season after devastating floods tore through the state in mid-March, destroying fences and depositing large amounts of sand on pastures and hay fields.Anderson said he fielded many calls from livestock and forage producers this spring who face limited or no forage production. In many cases, farmers affected by flooding may turn to annual forages on acres not flooded, he said.The most common cool-season small grain for forage is oats, but others such as cereal rye, triticale, wheat and barley could be planted. Warm-season forages that could be planted include sudangrass, sorghum/sudangrass, forage sorghum, pearl millet and German (foxtail) millet.Other plant species, such as brassicas, can be used for summer annual forages. This would include plants such as forage radishes and turnips.After the floods in mid-April, DTN wrote an article about choosing the right forages for your operation. To read the article, visit: https://www.dtnpf.com/….Russ Quinn can be reached at russ.quinn@dtn.comFollow him on Twitter @RussQuinnDTN(AG/SK)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Visio Killer Gliffy Gets A Makeover

first_imgMassive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Diagram makers, rejoice. Today, Gliffy has released the newest version of their popular SaaS tool, and it’s got a whole new look. Now, Gliffy and other Web-based offerings may not have really killed desktop options like Visio and Omnigraffle yet, but since its unveiling several years ago, it has made some big strides and captured a respectable chunk of the market. What’s NewDriven in part by direct feedback from users, Gliffy has done a major redesign of the look and feel of the software. Out of the fairly impressive list of customers, Gliffy sees a lot of use from development teams. Enhancements such as a brand new set for network symbols and revamped plugins for Confluence and JIRA should be particularly beneficial. How It Stacks UpTruth be told, there are still some better online diagram tools when it comes to mere looks; Lovely Charts in particular comes to mind. However, the new UI is definitely comparable to Visio and Omnigraffle in quality, and that’s what matters most for Gliffy’s current and potential users. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair steven walling 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img Tags:#enterprise Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Establishing Yourself as a Trusted Advisor

first_imgTo be a trusted advisor, you need trust, and you need advice.What Is Not AdviceYour product is not advice. Nor is your service. Nor are the solutions that you happen to sell. The features, benefits, and advantages of what you sell are not advice either.Your management team isn’t advice, and as impressive as your board members may be, they aren’t advice. You know what else isn’t advice? All of your locations, and all of the logos of the big, recognizable, widely-admired companies you serve. As remarkable as your clients are, they are not advice.Your differentiation strategy isn’t advice either. The things that make you different and make a difference for your clients may help you distinguish yourself in a crowded market, but they are not advice.If you are spending the precious little time you have with your dream clients talking about you, your product, your company, your clients, and what makes you different, you are not “advising.”What Is AdviceWhat are all the forces weighing down on your dream client and causing them to produce results that are less than they should be? How should they be thinking about these forces, and what should they do about them?What are the risks of not responding to the systemic challenges that threaten your dream client’s business? What are their choices? What are the trade-offs? What are the risks of taking action now?What opportunities are available to your dream client now? Which provide them with the greatest advantages and which hAve the fastest return on invested time, money, and resources?How you engage with your dream client matters.Where you start the conversation is important because you are defining your relationship. If you begin the conversation with the things that you are comfortable talking about but that don’t create value, then you are not establishing that you have the potential to be their consigliere.If on the other hand, you start the conversation with strategically important issues, you demonstrate that you know something worth knowing, something that can benefit your dream client.Business acumen is the new sales acumen. s What is at risk by starting the conversation too low is nothing less than your relevance.last_img read more