Just as the snow begins to melt, Donegal is once again to be struck with inclement weather conditions as strong winds are set to batter the country.Met Éireann has issued a status yellow wind warning for Ireland, as southerly winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 60 km/hr with gusts of 90 to 100km/hr tonight.Weather graphics for tonight: pic.twitter.com/F6EegzEVKV— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) February 13, 2018 The strongest winds will be in coastal areas, Met Éireann warns.The warning is valid between midnight tonight and 8am tomorrow morning.It will be a chilly night with temperatures of between plus 1 and minus 2 degrees, with frost developing in some places. “The second half of the night will become windy and thick cloud with outbreaks of rain will move in from the west. This will fall as sleet in the west, especially over higher ground. Temperatures will rise a few degrees before dawn,” the regional forecast indicates.Tomorrow will be a little warmer, with highs of 7 to 9 degrees with strong south to southwest winds. Rain will clear away to the east during the afternoon, followed by clear spells and showers in the evening.Weather warning issued as gusts of up to 100km/h forecast was last modified: February 14th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:donegalMet Eireannweatherwindy
Arcata >> Daylight opened up for Austin Kadle and he didn’t think twice about what to do with the ball.Kadle’s five-yard quarterback keeper up the middle with just under three minutes to go proved to be the difference in the Arcata High football team’s hard-fought 18-14 win over Del Norte on homecoming night at the Redwood Bowl on Friday.“Our offensive coordinator gave us a play and the opening just opened up. I just gave it my all,” Kadle said. “The receivers ran great routes to open things …
“In under three years, Johannesburg opened a state-of-the-art BRT system that uses the cleanest buses on the continent,” said Manfred Breithaupt, a senior transport adviser and the project director of Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit, in Germany. “We are humbled and honoured that the Rea Vaya BRT system received international recognition so soon after its launch by an eminent international institution like the ITDP,” said Rehana Moosajee, the member of Johannesburg’s mayoral committee for transport. The City of Johannesburg’s Bus Rapid Transit system, Rea Vaya, has earned international recognition from the US-based Institute for Transport and Development Policy (ITDP). Source: City of Johannesburg An exceptional honourable mention went to Johannesburg for creating Rea Vaya. Others honoured were Cali, in Colombia for transforming its citywide BRT service with Masivo Integrado de Occidente; Curitiba, in Brazil for constructing a new BRT line and city park on a former federal highway; and Guadalajara, in Mexico for completing a full BRT system in less than two years at an affordable cost. 29 January 2010 “It is a tribute to the determination of the executive mayor and the political leadership of our city for remaining committed to responding to the long-standing call by communities for improvements in public transport and the transformation of historic ownership trends in the public transport arena. Rea Vaya is also one of the mayoral legacy projects that aim to leave a legacy beyond the 2010 Fifa World Cup™.” “The City of Johannesburg completed an extraordinary project with the implementation of the first phase of its bus rapid transit system, Rea Vaya,” said Penalosa. “This is an incredibly important precedent and [Johannesburg] should be proud to be a leader in sustainable transport both in Africa and the world.” “Johannesburg’s accomplishment against enormous challenges and the upgrading of the corridor in Soweto with lighting and sidewalks makes it an exceptional honourable mention.” Sustainable transport awards The Sustainable Transport Award is given each year by the ITDP to a city that uses transport innovations to enhance mobility for residents. Honourable mentions were received by four cities that were recognised for creating new BRT systems that reduce carbon emissions and create the most beneficial environment for pedestrians and cyclists. India’s first full BRT system, Janmarg in Ahmedabad, was the overall winner. The awards ceremony was held in Washington DC on 12 January, and was hosted by Enrique Penalosa, ITDP board president and a former mayor of Bogota, Colombia. The ITDP was established in 1985 and has become an international leader in the promotion of environmentally sustainable transportation policies and projects. Its selection committee consists of leading international institutions working in the field of sustainable transport. Johannesburg has launched the first BRT system in Africa, and completed the first mass transit investments in the city since the end of apartheid. Rea Vaya is the first public transit system to link the previously disadvantaged Soweto to the central business district. Rea Vaya won a first place honourable mention at this year’s Sustainable Transport Awards, organised by the institute, for the successful implementation of its first phase. All the nominees were cities in developing nations, a first in the six-year history of the awards.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Matt Davis, a Vice President of AgriBusiness with Farm Credit Mid-America, visits with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about how farmers can develop a successful operation. In part 2 of their conversation, Davis talks about how balancing family living expenses and knowing your family’s living costs is critical to your operation’s success.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 3 CommentsOhio Farm Bureau is partnering with an Ohio-based energy management firm, Community Energy Advisors, to establish the Ohio Farm Bureau Energy Program. The program will assist members in making energy choices, shopping for energy, learning about rebate options and the best ways to manage their energy resources.“We have worked together to develop this program to provide education, protection and savings to members statewide,” said John Marihugh, OFBF director of member services. “The program can provide highly competitive pricing to members in shoppable electric and natural gas regions.”Ohio Farm Bureau’s newest member benefit takes the guesswork out of energy costs and gives members an opportunity to save money. It doesn’t matter if power is generated through a cooperative or a municipal utility, or in one of the large, for-profit utility regions, the OFBF Energy Program provides tips and tools to help better manage electric and natural gas costs. The program evaluates rebate opportunities that can add up to savings for Farm Bureau members. Members served by for-profit utilities may see an average 10 percent cost savings on electricity or natural gas through a process that requires suppliers to compete for the member’s business.It also provides alerts regarding scams and fraudulent activity to protect member’s homes and businesses, no matter what part of the state members live in.“For many members, energy is one of the biggest costs they assume they have no control over,” said Kevin Lauterjung, principal and co-founder of Community Energy Advisors, noting that “Farm Bureau staff went through a rigorous process with us” to ensure that all members find value in the program.Farm Bureau chose to partner with Community Energy Advisors because of its experience in designing and managing programs for member organizations, understanding utility tariffs and supplier pricing and strong credibility in the industry. For a limited time, all members can sign up for the OFBF Energy Program Sweepstakes and be eligible to win $500. 3 Comments
When your dream client signed on for a presentation, they weren’t expecting that their commitment would include all 4,201 slides in your deck. They were hoping that you would address their needs, share your ideas, and engage them in a dialogue.If you have to present everything and the kitchen sink, you are really making the decision to present nothing.Your slide deck needs to create the value your dream client needs and expects. It needs to provide enough value that it gains you the right to ask for the next commitment you need. It needs to open a conversation about how you can move your dream client’s business forward.Here is how you can eliminate most of the slides in your deck and accomplish these goals.Eliminate Who We AreThere are times when you need to share your company’s background with your dream client. But those occasions are more rare than you might believe, and there are other methods to provide that information, should your dream client need it.The slides that show your company’s major milestones from the beginning of time to the present don’t add anything to your value proposition. The organizational chart that starts with your C-level executives doesn’t add any value either (although there may be a good reason to show them the members of the team that will work directly on their account). And unless the list of your locations is part of what’s being considered, it’s not going to do much to rev anybody up.If you want to provide this information, it’s best provided as a supplemental handouts. If it isn’t necessary, cut it.Eliminate Most of Your OfferingsSlide decks tend to get cluttered because one dream client asked a question, a slide gets built and added to the deck, and that slide lives in the deck for all eternity—even though it’s irrelevant to most of your dream clients.The slide deck that you use to present to your dream client doesn’t have to include all of your service offerings, all of your processes and methodologies, or all of the details around your offerings or methodologies.Here is the rule: Cut the slides that don’t add anything to the value proposition you are presenting now.Anything That Doesn’t FitHave you ever seen a report embedded in a PowerPoint slide? It’s a thing of beauty, isn’t it?There is content that just doesn’t belong in a slide. It doesn’t fit on a slide. It wasn’t designed for a slide. There really isn’t an effective way to use the information on a slide.If it wasn’t made for a slide, it isn’t a slide. Cut it. It’s a handout.Eleven SlidesCut your slide deck to exactly eleven slides. Start by defining the value proposition of your sales call and your solution. If you had to choose only eleven slides to tell the story you need to tell, which eleven slides would you choose?To cut slides, you have to ruthlessly determine what is essential to making your presentation valuable to your client, as well as what is essential to you being able to ask for and gain the commitment you need. The more slides you need to create this value, the less likely you have honed in on what is vitally important.With so few slides (plenty!) you eliminate the opportunity to monologue and you ensure dialogue.What To Do If You Need More SlidesI know. You’re frightened. What if you need slides that aren’t in your deck? No problem.One way to ensure you have the slides that you need when you need them is to build a menu of supplemental material and bury your slides after your closing. If you need a few slides to support a point you are making, you have them available and can get to them quickly. But if you don’t need them, they don’t distract you—or your dream client—from your main points.Go ahead and chop away.QuestionsHow much of your presentation is truly necessary to achieving the outcome of your presentation?Look at each slide. Does it create value for your dream client? Could you make your meaning without that slide?Which slides in your deck should really be written handouts? What information might be presented in some other way?
As the Ebola outbreaks rages on in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO), desperate for a way to help infected people, is reconsidering a potential Ebola treatment tried as far back as 1976, after the first documented outbreak of the deadly viral disease: using the blood of people who have recovered from an infection to treat those still fighting the virus. “Convalescent serum is high on our list of potential therapies and has been used in other outbreaks (eg in China during SARS),” WHO said in a written statement to ScienceInsider. “There is a long history of its use, so lots of experience of what needs to be done, what norms and standards need to be met.”There are not yet official plans to administer convalescent serum to ill people, but WHO said it will assess if the treatment approach was “safe and feasible” and was already working with officials in Ebola-affected areas to strengthen the blood-banking systems there. These moves come as researchers debate the mixed results of past uses of convalescent serum. “The jury is still out” on the approach, says Daniel Bausch, an Ebola expert at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. 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Those numbers may “vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak,” WHO warned on Thursday. It is already the largest Ebola outbreak ever recorded, and the unprecedented number of deaths has led to calls to try out experimental therapies that are in the early stages of development. On Tuesday, an ethics committee at WHO declared it was ethical under the special circumstance to use unapproved Ebola treatments such as ZMapp, a mix of antibodies that has been tested in animals and was given to two U.S. health care workers who fell sick in Liberia. Other experts are advocating the use of drugs that are approved to treat other diseases but may help Ebola patients, too. And Nigeria is reportedly exploring a controversial treatment called Nano Silver.As for using convalescent serum to treat patients, it is an attractive option for a number of reasons, Bausch says. Getting blood transfusions has become commonplace; no approval from agencies such as the U.S. Food or Drug Administration or European Medicines Agency is needed, and in the affected countries in West Africa many people have survived Ebola, meaning there can be a ready supply of the serum. In fact, the therapy has already been tried in the current outbreak. One of the two U.S. health care workers who was treated with ZMapp, Kent Brantly, earlier received a blood transfusion from a 14-year-old boy he had cared for and who had survived Ebola.But like the other treatments under discussion, it is far from proven that convalescent serum will help Ebola patients. The idea is simple: Because survivors have usually developed antibodies to fight the virus, transferring their blood could help patients. In the past, the strategy was used to treat people with SARS and Lassa fever, a viral hemorrhagic fever, like Ebola. David Heymann, an epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and a former executive director of communicable diseases at WHO, says that the therapy’s use in 1976 was encouraging. Heymann, who was part of a team investigating the outbreak in Zaire, stayed behind for 2.5 months collecting a unit of blood every week from survivors, he says. The outbreak ended before the serum could be used in Africa, but some of it was given later that same year to a researcher in the United Kingdom who accidentally pricked infected himself while transferring blood from a guinea pig infected with Ebola. He survived. “The blood was stored in South Africa and at the CDC in Atlanta, but I don’t know what happened to it,” Heymann says. Convalescent serum was tried again in 1995 in an Ebola outbreak in Kikwit in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Doctors at the Kikwit General Hospital treated eight Ebola patients with blood donated by five people who had survived their infections. Seven of those receiving the serum also survived. A later reanalysis, however, concluded that the patients had survived their infection long enough before receiving the serum that they likely would have recovered without it. And a study in rhesus macaques, published in 2007, found no benefit from transferring blood of convalescent monkeys. “There are many variables and the quality of the immune blood or serum may vary widely from person to person,” says Thomas Geisbert, a researcher at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and one of the authors of that study.The WHO filovirus clinical working group, convened in response to the current outbreak, discussed the evidence on convalescents’ serum at a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, at the end of July, says Bausch, who is part of the group. A plan was proposed to fly blood of Ebola survivors to the United States and have Geisbert or Heinz Feldmann, a researcher at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases , try the therapy in nonhuman primates, Bausch says. But Geisbert, in an e-mail, notes that there are “no current plans to test this in nonhuman primates” and there has been “no official request from any agency” though he and Heinz “are both willing and ready to do whatever is needed to support the outbreak response.” Tom Solomon, director of the United Kingdom’s Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging Infections based at the University of Liverpool, says he is also considering a trial of the therapy in humans. “We are in discussions with WHO and an international group of partners to develop a trial and are looking at both convalescent plasma and novel therapeutics,” he says. If serum is tested on humans, it should be checked in advance that it can neutralize the virus, says Stephan Günther, a virologist at the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, who is now in Nigeria. “Otherwise, you don’t need to give the serum.” Neutralization could be measured in cell culture with real virus or a recombinant vaccine virus expressing the Ebola virus surface protein, Günther says.Even if the therapy works, there are challenges. One is the risk of infecting patients with other pathogens such as HIV or hepatitis C. Getting blood from recovered patients in the first place may also be a problem, Bausch says. “Blood is an entity that people pay a lot of attention to in West Africa. When people feel like they are losing blood that is an important and bad thing,” he says. Still, trying the therapy in nonhuman primates and then implementing it in the affected countries in West Africa makes sense, Bausch says. “It’s gonna be messy, it’s gonna be difficult to do, but at some point we’ll just have to try to plunge in and move forward.” Robert Colebunders, an infectious disease clinician at the University of Antwerp in Belgium, who was involved in treating Ebola patients in the 1995 outbreak, says if there are survivors willing to donate blood, doctors should try the therapy. “And then they need to follow it up scientifically, so we learn something from it.”Still, WHO warned today in a statement, the focus on untested therapies is “creating some unrealistic expectations. … The public needs to understand that these medical products are under investigation. They have not yet been tested in humans and are not approved by regulatory authorities, beyond use for compassionate care.”Focus on the therapies is also distracting from what really needs to be done, says Steven Riley, an infectious disease epidemiologist at Imperial College London. “We don’t need to export drugs. We need to export gold-standard public health processes,” he says. Infectious disease experts agree that tracing those who have been in contact with an infected person and isolating them is the key to containing the deadly virus.*The Ebola Files: Given the current Ebola outbreak, unprecedented in terms of number of people killed and rapid geographic spread, Science and Science Translational Medicine have made a collection of research and news articles on the viral disease freely available to researchers and the general public.
The university had constituted a 24-member committee,The university had constituted a 24-member committee, comprising deans from faculties of science, commerce and arts, nine college principals and members from the executive and academic councils, to formulate an admission policy.They had made certain recommendations to Vice Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi who has not approved them yet.The registration process, which was expected to begin on May 28, will now kick off on June 1. However, the further schedule, including the application deadline, announcement of various cut-offs and last date to secure admission under a particular list has not been announced yet.The varsity authorities said information bulletins will be made available to the students once the registration process begins.”We havent notified it in advance this year because some modalities are being finalised. However, the delay in admissions is not accidental, we plan to begin them once the PG, MPhil and PhD admissions close. Hence the date has been deferred to June 1,” a senior varsity official said.The students and parents are confused about various issues including whether concessions will be extended to girl candidates by some colleges, formula for calculation of best four percentage, centralised trials for admissions under sports and Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) quota and number of cut-off lists, among others.The question of whether or not minority institutions such as St Stephens and Jesus and Mary college will be part of the centralised process is also yet to be answered by the DU authorities. PTI GJS SK DBS
New Delhi, Jul 13 (PTI) Japanese Defence Minister Gen Nakatani, who is scheduled to arrive here tomorrow, has cut short his trip from three days to just one day.Though there was no official word on the reasons for the Japanese side curtailing the visit, the move comes amid increasing tension in the South China Sea region following a UN-backed international tribunal ruling against Chinas claims over the troubled waters.Gen Nakatani will hold talks with his counterpart Manohar Parrikar at his South Block office tomorrow afternoon.The two sides could issue a joint statement after the talks, defence sources said.The talks will focus on greater defence cooperation, including defence manufacturing.During Parrikars visit to Japan last year, Japanese leaders had emphasised on the commonality of strategic interests between the two countries and conveyed Japans desire to enhance bilateral defence and security cooperation, including in the field of maritime security.They had also said Japan would like to further enhance economic cooperation with India and work jointly to enhance regional connectivity.India and Japan are looking at deepening bilateral defence cooperation amid Tokyos ongoing tussle with Beijing.Japan has been witnessing conflict with China over control of private islands in South China Sea. A territorial dispute even exists between China and Japan over the Senkaku Islands, which Beijing refers to as the Diaoyu Islands.India considers relations with Japan very important, which is evident from the fact that Parrikar chose Japan as the first country to visit after assuming office of Defence Minister.advertisementJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had had told Parrikar that “a strong” India-Japan partnership was not only in the “national interest of the two” but also “important for peace and security in the region”. PTI SAP SMN SMN
The defending champion Lions unexpectedly found the Altas a tough nut to crack until Tankoua exploited the gaps inside that put them comfortably ahead.But San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez lamented that the Lions, in this game, fell short of his expectations.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40“It’s not really us who played today. I hope my players realize this,” Fernandez said. “I’ve been telling my boys to be humble, play their usual game. It’s difficult to win if your feet are not on the ground.”Joining Tankoua in breaking the game open in the fourth after they trailed Perpetual at the half were fellow MVP contenders Calvin Oftana and James Canlas together with gunslinger AC Soberano and cat-quick guard Evan Nelle. The Cardinals will certainly need the services of Lugo and Hernandez in their succeeding games as they tackle the Lyceum Pirates and the Lions next week. The Heavy Bombers dropped to 4-9.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Maroons-Eagles will be offense vs defense Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Becoming his own man This jewelry designer is also an architect Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers MOST READ View comments “We cannot win a championship with the way we played today. We must learn from this before we play Letran on Tuesday,” said Fernandez.The unbeaten Lions registered their 14th consecutive win as they moved a victory away from a guaranteed twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four.Mapua played without Noah Lugo and Paolo Hernandez but still managed to slip past Jose Rizal, 72-67, in the other match to rise to 7-6.“I had to change my strategy and made some adjustments by putting up a zone,” said Fernandez. “I’m glad we were able to pull off those stops while making our shots on the other end.”Absorbing their ninth setback in 12 games, the Altas are still in contention for a semifinal spot with still six games remaining.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Donald Tankoua was at his best when San Beda fell in a bind, leading the Red Lions to a 75-62 victory over Perpetual Help on Thursday in Season 95 of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT