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first_imgDonegal County Council and the EPA have lifted a ‘No Swim’ ban at Bundoran beach. The public were warned yesterday not to swim in the waters at Bundoran beach due to health risks.The risk was related to elevated levels of E.coli in the water, caused by suspected stormwater overflow due to localised heavy rainfall. The ‘No Swim’ warning was initially issued by Donegal County Council for three days.However, following test on the waters on Thursday night, it has now been deemed safe.Swimming ban lifted at Bundoran beach was last modified: August 23rd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio State University Extension will serve as the local host for the National Farm to Cafeteria conference in Cincinnati April 25 through 27. The conference is designed for school districts looking to start or expand a Farm to School program, consumers who want to learn more about local food opportunities, as well as farmers and producers looking for ways to sell fresh, local foods to schools and other institutional cafeterias.The conference is expected to draw more than 1,000 farmers, producers, educators, school food service professionals, parents, business leaders and OSU Extension experts. It is part of an effort to get more fresh, locally grown and produced foods into more school cafeterias and increase farmers’ economic opportunities, said Carol Smathers, an OSU Extension field specialist and director of Ohio Farm to School.Farm to School is a national initiative, which in Ohio is led by OSU Extension in partnership with numerous agencies, organizations and industry groups. The conference is organized by the National Farm to School Network and is being hosted by Ohio Farm to School, Smathers said.“The national conference highlights innovative Farm to School approaches,” she said. “We expect participants will become aware of many ways their own work fits within Farm to School efforts.“They’ll leave motivated to forge new procurement channels, plant school gardens, and offer more Ohio-grown foods in their communities’ cafeterias.”The conference is April 26 from 7 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. and April 27 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St. in Cincinnati.The conference will include speakers, workshops, poster presentations, field trips and several short courses. The event will also include a pre-conference forum April 25 to highlight Ohio’s Farm to School program and will focus on emerging issues, unique opportunities, challenges and barriers, and policy development, said Amy Fovargue, youth wellness program coordinator for Farm to School.The forum will be facilitated by Ohio Farm to School and the Initiative for Food and Agricultural Transformation at Ohio State. It will feature an “Ohio Days: My Plate, My State” dinner as an example of a locally sourced Ohio Farm to School meal that would qualify as part of the school lunch program, Fovargue said.Registration for the conference is $250 due by March 9, with additional costs for field trips and short courses. After March 9, the registration fee goes up to $300, plus any additional costs for field trips and short courses. To register or for information on scholarships to attend the conference, as well as other discounted admissions, go to go.osu.edu/farm2school-conference. For more information about the Ohio focused preconference, contact Fovargue at 740-398-8397 or [email protected] More information about Ohio Farm to School can be found at farmtoschool.osu.edu.last_img read more

first_imgTags:#mobile#Poll#RIM The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology sarah perez What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … This week RIM’s 7-inch tablet computer launched to somewhat surprising Day One sales. Nearly 50,000 units were moved within the first 24 hours and many Best Buy locations reported they were out of inventory altogether. This is despite the PlayBook having received mixed reviews in the press due to missing features, its lack of core applications (email, calendaring, contacts) and its truly small collection of apps.But the PlayBook isn’t just RIM’s response to the iPad’s threat – it’s also meant to encourage sales of its BlackBerry smartphones. Will that strategy work? Let us know what you think in this week’s ReadWriteMobile poll.RIM says that it will ship the missing core applications like email via a software update later this year. In the meantime, the PlayBook’s “Bridge” feature, designed with the security needs of the enterprise in mind, brings those apps to the device when it’s tethered with a BlackBerry smartphone. Through BlackBerry Bridge, users can access the data in the core applications without that data actually being stored on the device itself. For the enterprise, this makes the PlayBook a more viable alternative than the iPad, in many cases.The strategy here is that by offering this level of security, enterprise customers will retain their investment in RIM’s technologies, including BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry smartphones, even when the contracts come up for reevaluation or renewal.For non-enterprise consumers, too, there is some value in knowing that your personal data isn’t left behind on your tablet, especially if that tablet is shared with other family members (like the kids), as tablets often are.Today, Matthew Miller over on ZDNet surprised himself by saying that the PlayBook has encouraged him to reconsider buying a BlackBerry smartphone. Will that be a case for others, too?Will the PlayBook help spur BlackBerry smartphone sales?Let us know if you think RIM’s strategy will work, both on the enterprise and consumer fronts, by taking part i this week’s ReadWriteMobile poll.center_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts last_img read more

first_imgIt is for the seventh straight day that over a dozen adjoining villages of Baramulla town in north Kashmir have gone without electricity amid the ongoing cold wave. Tractors and private vehicles are new charging points for mobile phones and chargeable lights. Patients and students are the worst sufferers.Khalid Khan, a resident of Heevan village, less than 10 km of Baramulla town, is one of hundreds of worried parents of school children appearing for Class X and Class XII examinations. “My son, Abid Khan, is preparing for Class X examinations. He finds it hard to study under a candlelight after sundown and keeps shivering in the cold wave. It is going to impact his performance as well as health,” said Mr. Khan. Around 1.10 lakh students are preparing for the examinations in the Valley this year and have to prepare without any electricity.Kashmir plunged into a worst-ever power crisis on Thursday when snowfall uprooted electricity poles and damaged transmission lines across the Valley. According to the Power Development Department, at least 12 220 KVA towers and six 132 KVA towers were fully damaged.Ambitious plan falls flatThe crisis comes in a year when the Centre’s Power Ministry announced its ambitious plan earlier this year to provide round-the-clock electricity supply in winter in the newly carved Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The Centre’s ambitious plan seems to be falling flat in Baramulla’s Heevan Numblan, Zamzam Pura, Gulistan, Dangerpora, etc. areas which are less than 10 km away from the town and without electricity for a week now. In fact, electricity was restored in Baramulla town on Tuesday after a six-day blackout.The family of Khaliq Dar, a patient who requires oxygen supply, has been shifted to Srinagar. “Living in Baramulla would have proven detrimental for the health of my father,” said Mr. Dar’s elder son. “This is worst crisis in my living memory,” he added.Scores of water supply schemes dependent on electricity have come to a halt too. “Water schemes are normal only in areas were the electricity supply has been restored. The Public Health Engineering Department has made diesel generators operational in many places in Baramulla. However, water supply in the areas of Rafiabad belt could not be restored,” said Executive Engineer Ravi Bakshi. The police and the Army have pressed their water tankers into service to meet the demands in Baramulla town.250 additional electricity polesAccording to officials, out of a population of 30 lakh only 3-4 lakh has seen electricity restored in north Kashmir Baramulla, Kupwara and Bandipura districts.Commissioner Secretary Hritesh Kumar Singh said he has approved 250 additional electricity poles for all districts in the Valley and 50 new transformers for Anantnag, Kupwara and Baramulla. According to the Power Department officials, 90% electricity supply stands restored in Srinagar and Ganderbal. However, only 50% is restored in Shopian and Budgaum districts, and 80% in Pulwama and Kupwara districts.An unease has gripped the locals again as the Meteorological Department has predicted a fresh snowfall in Kashmir from November 14. “There will be a moderate snowfall from Thursday evening and will continue till November 16,” said Additional Director, MET, Mukhtar Ahmad.All main hospitals in the Valley have procured additional generators to meet any eventuality. “We have procured extra generators for ventilators and heating system,” said medical superintendent of the G.B. Pant Hospital, the Valley’s lone government-run paediatric hospital.last_img read more