Good luckWe wish Michael Boyle on the senior squad and Enda McCormick on the minor team all the very best when Donegal take on Cork in Croke Park on Saturday, throw in for the minors is at 2 pm and for the seniors at 4pm. Ulster GAA Scholarships for Diploma in Irish – Course for Adult Learners (MaGee, Cookstown or Belfast)Ulster GAA have just announced scholarships for GAA members applying for Ulster University’s Irish Language Diploma from September 2016. The Gaeilge sa Chlub (‘Irish in the Club’) scholarship scheme for adult learners of Irish is a joint initiative from Ulster GAA and Ulster University which aims to promote the use of Irish within clubs throughout Ulster by providing financial assistance to GAA members who sign up for a Diploma in Irish Language course.This financial support for GAA members enables students to receive up to 50% reduction in course fees, opening the door to third-level education for many. This partnership encourages GAA members to take up the Diploma with many progressing to the Degree course thereafter.”For further information on the Diploma in Irish, contact Mrs Ros O’Hagan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 028 7167 5277. (course at Cookstown and Magee) or Sharon McKee at email@example.com or 028 95367482 (courses at Belfast).Anyone interested in applying for the Irish Diploma Scholarships from Ulster GAA are asked to contact Fionntan O’Dowd for further information: 028 (048) 3751 7180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing Date for Scholarship Applications: Wednesday 7th September at 5pm. Termon GAA Minor Board (in association with Kelly’s CENTRA Mountain Top Letterkenny)A huge thanks to everyone that helped with last Saturday mornings U8 blitz. Our own 4 teams along with 2 each from Glenswilly and N Colmcille had a great hour and a half of matches with both our boys and girls performing very well. Thanks to the refs, to everyone that helped with the refreshments and of course to Liam, Conall and Jim for their hard work with this group. There’s coaching tomorrow eve Wednesday 6-7pm and details for the weekend will be confirmed later. For tomorrow evening remember proper clothing gloves gum shield and a bottle of water.Our U10s will head North on Sunday morning when they travel to Malin to take part in their U10 tournament. The Bus will leave the Burn Road at 9.30 sharp for a 11am throw in. Before that there will be coaching on Friday evening 6.30-7.45 again all boys and girls to have their own water, gloves, gum shield and rain wear. Any queries to David on 085 1305332Another NRB A Final and another NRB A title for our U14 boys. Once again St Eunan’s provided the opposition and indeed took control early on with 2 goals. As usual our boys under the steady hand of James, Paddy and PJ took over from the start of the second half and won by 5 points in the end.Another fantastic team performance, with many exceptional performance in that. Their play in the second half speaks volumes for the ability and the know how this team has developed and the large Termon support showed their appreciation when NRB Treasurer Conor Mc Dermott handed over the trophy to joint Captains Jack Alcorn and Aaron Reid. Conor Black was awarded the Man of the Match award and indeed he had several of his team mates breathing down his neck but he was a very worthy winner with another magnificent display. Onwards now to Convoy this Friday eve for a 7pm throw in against Aodh Rua Ballyshannon, best of luck boys.Our U16s have completed their league campaign as St Eunan’s will not be fielding tomorrow night (Wednesday) for their scheduled match. This leaves our boys with 2 wins and 2 loses so probably a Div 2 league Q/F next week. Pj Mc fadden and Paddy Mc Daid have been putting the boys through the paces in recent weeks and hopefully this will be evident in the closing stages of the league competition.The minors are out again on Bank Holiday Monday, keep an eye on facebook for more details about the game. Best of luck to Enda Mc Cormick and the Donegal minors in this Saturdays All Ireland Minor Championship Quarter Final. A fantastic opportunity for this team to get to play on the the hallowed turf of Croke Park and no doubt we will have a big support from Termon their cheering on Enda and the team.Cúl CampIt’s that time of the year again, Termon GAA’s 2016 Cúl Camp takes place from the 8th to the 12th of August. After the great success of our Cul Camp in recent years, we already have had huge interest in this year’s event. All boys and girls from U6 to U13 are welcome to register online or forms will be given out over the next few days at coaching by this year’s co ordinator Hugh Harkin.You can register online, too.We would encourage parents where possible to book online as this guarantees the gear will be available for your child on the week of the camp. Same prices as last year €55 for 1 child €45 for a 2nd child and €40 for a 3rd or more child/children.This includes a full weeks Camp and the much acclaimed 2016 Cul Camp gear of a T Shirt, a half zip top and a backpack.You can visit the official Kellogg’s GAA Cul Camps website for more information.Any queries to Hugh on 087 6891967.LadiesU12Girls: Our u12 girls finished their season with a blitz in Ardara on Saturday. Despite being seriously under strength the girls still registered a win against Robert Emmets and put in great performances against Ardara and Killybegs. Jodie McFadden, Bridget Fegan and Rachel Olsen were among those who played well.U14Girls: The u14 girls provided their supporters with one of the most exciting games of the year to watch going tit for tat for scores against St Eunans in the Div 1 A final in Convoy. The last 15 minutes were remarkable as the Termon girls dug deep to come from 5pts behind to win by 10pts. Huge congratulations to the girls on their well deserved win after putting in a lot of hard work and training since February. Congratulations to Lisa, Harry and all associated with this fantastic team of girls, whose spirit and determined drive was inspirational to watch, not to mention their unique celebratory singing abilities afterwards!Our U16 girls are scheduled to play on August 2 nd, whilst the lost out to Fanad earlier tonight, having won all games up to tonight. Our senior ladies finished second in the shield, and our junior ladies took third place.LottoThis week’s lotto draw takes place in The Lagoon with Kath McSharry and Nicola Doherty co-ordinating. The jackpot is now €1,900!BingoThis week’s bingo starts at 9 sharp at An Craoibhín with €2,600 guaranteed in prizes and a jackpot of €750.Termon GAA club announces Ulster GAA Scholarship scheme was last modified: July 27th, 2016 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:irishScholarshipTermon GAA
8 April 2004South Africa has set up a medical research unit to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of traditional African medicines, to develop new remedies for chronic conditions, to safeguard indigenous knowledge, and to provide consumer information and protection.The Institute for African Traditional Medicines will research and evaluate African traditional medicines and explore their potential to help address the health and economic needs of the country and the continent.The Institute is a reference centre at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), working in partnership with the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).Provincial references centres for African traditional medicines will be established in different provinces – the first one was launched in the Western Cape in February 2004 – to work in collaboration with the national centre in Pretoria, which was set up in August 2003.The launch of the institute came out of a research programme initiated by the health department and the MRC to test the effectiveness and safety of traditional medicines, as well as to to protect people from unscrupulous conduct and unproven medical claims within the traditional healing sector.“This is informed by our own African traditions of using herbs for medicinal purposes for treating sick people,” Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang said. “We think it is incorrect to use these medicines under the table. Let’s put them on the table so that we can see which ones are of quality, which ones are safe and so on.“South Africa is blessed with a rich heritage of medicinal plants that, through sustained research and development, could offer a solution to some of the common health problems the world is grappling with”, the minister said.Local production of traditional medicinal products held great potential for trade, job creation and poverty alleviation, and could also offer affordable alternatives to imported drugs, she added.According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), an estimated 80% of Africans use traditional medicines – compared to 60% of the world’s population in general – and approximately 200 000 traditional healers practise in South Africa.Although modern medicines are available in most countries on the continent, traditional medicines have often remained popular for historical and cultural reasons.WHO has stated that traditional medicines need to be evaluated for safety and effectiveness before they can be incorporated into – or excluded from – national health policies.Gilbert Matsabisa, head of the MRC’s indigenous knowledge systems unit, urged traditional healers to come forward and share their knowledge, saying the research would help “answer the sceptics”, showing that traditional medicines have value and an important place in health care.“The MRC has put in place systems to safeguard the intellectual property rights of individuals or communities, who may bring forward such agents for evaluation”, Matsabisa said.He said the Council would conduct tests to evaluate such medicines, develop substances that could be used for chronic conditions – including immune boosters -and provide information on these medicines to the general public.“The MRC will also serve as a clearing house for any claims that may be made of potential immune modulators and complementary medicines”, Matsabisa added.Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Cover crops can help protect soil erosion, keep nutrients in place and build valuable organic matter. Many farmers have questions on species selection and management strategies. On September 8, spend the day with cover experts and farmers using cover crops at a Cover Crop Field Day in Urbana.Sarah Noggle, OSU Extension Paulding County, will talk about cover crop selection and how the Midwest Cover Crop Council’s selection tool can be used to assist in deciding which covers are best for individual farms. George Derringer is a soil scientist with NRCS and will cover soil health topics and how cover crops play a role in promoting soil health. Learn from experienced farmers during a panel session where they will discuss their cover crops uses and answer questions from attendees.The afternoon will be spent exploring a local farm where different varieties of cover crops are growing. We will explore the soil structure and see a planting demonstration. Farmers are invited to bring soil samples for a slake test. These samples need to be the size of a tennis ball and dried for a week. Certified Crop Advisor credits offered include 4.5 Soil and Water and 0.5 Nutrient Management. Four hours of Certified Livestock Manager credits will be offered as well.Registration is due by 9/5 and is $20/person. This includes lunch and materials. A registration flyer can be found at http://go.osu.edu/agevents . Questions can be directed to Amanda at Douridas.email@example.com or 937-484-1526. The event will begin in the Champaign County Community Center Auditorium, 1512 South US Hwy 68, Urbana.
Hulu Plus on Android: This Could be Big!An Android app will be an important launch for the streaming service, a coalition between Hollywood studios and jointly owned by NBC Universal, News Corp., The Walt Disney Company and Providence Equity Partners, a private equity firm that invested in Hulu in 2009.On the desktop, Hulu had long been a free, ad-supported service, but in November 2010, it officially launched a premium version called Hulu Plus (previously in a closed beta), which offers back-catalog episodes of many popular shows. The service was available for $9.99 a month at the time. As Hulu continued to fight fierce competition from Netflix and find the sweet spot in its pricing, the company soon lowered Hulu Plus to $7.99 a month only weeks after its launch.Hulu Plus is now available on a number of devices, including desktop computers, iOS devices, as mentioned above, a wide range of TVs, Blu-ray players and media center boxes, plus gaming consoles like the Sony Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Hulu Plus vs. Netflix: Who Will Reach Android First?So why is Hulu Plus’ Android debut so important? For two reasons: one, it may beat Netflix to the Android platform, and two, Android users are without a iTunes-like ecosystem of professional, Hollywood-produced content.?Netflix, Hulu’s top competitor to date, offers streaming movies and TV shows to its subscribers, also on a wide range of devices, including the iPad and iPhone. It, however, has not made it to Android as of yet. According to a November post on the Netflix company blog, the Android platform is simply not secure enough for the content protection required by the Hollywood studios. “The hurdle has been the lack of a generic and complete platform security and content protection mechanism available for Android,” said Netflix’s Greg Peters of its product development division. “The same security issues that have led to piracy concerns on the Android platform have made it difficult for us to secure a common Digital Rights Management (DRM) system on these devices.”No doubt Hulu Plus has those same concerns as it too must cater to Hollywood’s overly-paranoid demands for content protection. (If Hollywood isn’t convinced by iTunes that providing people an affordable, easy alternative to piracy opens up wallets, then nothing will.)But will Hulu find a technical solution to the Android problem before Netflix does? More recently, Netflix announced it was working on an HTML5 initiative. (HTML is the markup language used on the Web. The newest revision, HTML5, includes a
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sporting CP target Liverpool winger Rafa Camachoby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool are expected to release Rafa Camacho for loan next month.The Liverpool Echo says Sporting CP want their ex-academy star for the rest of the season, with a number of Championship clubs also interested.Camacho, 18, can play across the front line and was also used as a full-back in an impressive pre-season campaign under Jurgen Klopp.After starring in America, his performances in the Uefa Youth League have brought him plenty of suitors.The Portugal Under-20s international is yet to make his first-team debut but could be contention next season if he can gain experience on a short-term deal elsewhere.
Burnley defender Kevin Long admits lack of action frustratingby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley defender Kevin Long admits his lack of action this season is frustrating.The Republic of Ireland defender’s only appearance for the Clarets this season came in the EFL Cup exit at home to Sunderland in August. “It can be frustrating,” he told the Irish media.“If other lads for Burnley or Ireland are playing well, there’s not much I can do.“I spoke to Mick briefly about it in the past. He wants me playing games, first and foremost, but is aware of the position I’m in at Burnley.“He’s stuck by me and hopefully I can repay him for that.“If I get a chance on Saturday, I’ll be ready to take it with both hands. This match, and the trip to Switzerland on Tuesday, are huge games. They’re the type of you want to be involved in.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
VANCOUVER – Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson says the city has filed a federal court claim against the owner of a vessel that spilled fuel into English Bay in 2015, as part of the city’s continuing effort to get compensation for its response efforts.Robertson says three years after the MV Marathassa spilled 2,700 litres of bunker fuel into the bay, the city still hasn’t been compensated for about $550,000 it spent on response efforts.Robertson says Vancouver has sought repayment through the federal government’s Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund, but has only been promised compensation for 27 per cent of its costs — something Robertson called “totally unacceptable.“It’s ridiculous that it’s taken over three years now fighting for our costs to be covered by an oil spill in our harbour,” Robertson told reporters gathered at Sunset Beach in Vancouver on Sunday.The city’s claim against the ship owners — filed last month but announced on Sunday — calls for damages, interest and court costs related to the spill.Robertson said the city’s difficulty in getting paid back for what he described as a “relatively small oil spill” shows there aren’t enough measures in place to protect coastal communities against more major spills.He said the costs and impacts of a potential diluted bitumen spill from the increased tanker traffic that would come with the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has not been meaningfully addressed by the federal government.Robertson said the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund was set up by the federal government to act in the interest of communities like Vancouver, but is failing to do so.“It clearly does not do that, does not deliver the results. This speaks to the greater concern we have with Kinder Morgan and oil tankers,” he said.Transport Canada, which oversees spill response, could not immediately be reached for comment.The claim’s statements have not been proven in court.
MONTREAL – Air Transat has signed a deal with AerCap for the long-term lease of seven new Airbus aircraft.Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.The subsidiary of Transat AT Inc. is acquiring two A321neos and five A321neo LRs which will be delivered between 2020 and 2022.They will replace wide-body A330 aircraft whose leases will expire during the period.The new aircraft will join 10 new A321neo LRs being leased from AerCap that are expected to be added to Air Transat’s fleet starting in the spring of next year.Air Transat’s fleet currently includes 33 permanent aircraft.Companies in this story: (TSX:TRZ)
TORONTO – The country’s real estate market may be taking a breather, but a new survey suggests the vast majority of recent homebuyers are maxing out their budgets to purchase their first homes.In its annual mortgage consumer study, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. found that 85 per cent of first-time buyers reported spending the most they could afford on their property.Despite this, 76 per cent say they were still confident that they would be able to make their monthly mortgage payments.Sixty per cent of first-timers and 69 per cent of repeat buyers reported having “sufficient assets” such as investments or other properties to help them if they were to run into financial trouble with their mortgage.The federal housing agency, which has been conducting the survey since 1999, says housing affordability continues to be the most important factor cited among first-time and repeat homebuyers, when compared to other factors such as a property’s neighbourhood, proximity to work and condition.More than half of those concerned say their top worries included unforeseen costs, paying too much for their home and rising interest rates.The Bank of Canada has raised its key interest rate target four times to 1.5 per cent since July 2017. It is widely anticipated that the central bank will announce another hike at its next meeting on Oct. 24.Some housing markets across the country have already been feeling the cooling effects of higher interest rates coupled with some recently introduced measures like the new mortgage stress test and a 15 per cent foreign buyer tax in Ontario.Earlier this week, the Canadian Real Estate Association reported that national home sales fell for the first time in five months in September amid weakening markets in Vancouver and Toronto.Despite prices also flattening, the outlook on the national real estate market remains positive.The CMHC survey found that 80 per cent of homebuyers polled still believe that buying property is a good long-term financial investment. Sixty-six per cent believed their home value would increase within the next 12 months.The online survey, which was conducted in April, polled more than 4,000 Canadians who became mortgage consumers in the last year.The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error as they are not a random sample and therefore are not necessarily representative of the whole population.Follow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter.
Saturday248.45136.402,825 There are eight cities hosting March Madness games this weekend, but none with ticket sales hotter than Louisville, Ky.; Omaha, Neb.; and Seattle. That’s what happens when NCAA tournament games are basically home games.The demand for tickets there shows how valuable ostensible home games are to ticket sellers, if not to fairness lovers. Kentucky, Kansas and Gonzaga — the first or second highest-ranked teams facing off in the hot-ticket cities — all play their home games less than 300 miles from their tournament host cities. Omaha gets a double dip of local teams, with No. 7 Wichita State playing there as well.To get the list, I used data provided by two online ticket marketplaces, ScoreBig and SeatGeek. Connor Gregoire, a SeatGeek spokesman, sent data based on sales made via the site’s ticket search engine. Alison Burnham, vice president of pricing and analytics for ScoreBig, sent data for tickets available on her site and elsewhere on the secondary market.I compared average prices for top-tier seats, and, separately, for the cheap seats. Also, some sessions are more attractive than others — people would rather go to a weekend session than one during the week, probably both because of the convenience and because weekend sessions tend to feature tighter games. In addition, weeknights beat weekdays, and Fridays beat Thursdays, perhaps because it’s easier to travel without taking two days off work. Since 2011, Friday afternoon sessions have averaged 19 percent higher prices for the best seats, 30 percent higher prices for the cheaper seats and 26 percent more sales on SeatGeek. Check out FiveThirtyEight’s March Madness predictions. Thursday afternoon$131.95$67.802,175 Friday afternoon156.7588.052,740 Thursday evening163.0087.552,235 SESSIONLOWER SEATSUPPER SEATSTICKETS SOLD Sunday233.70130.752,760 So I compared apples to apples: How did Thursday afternoon sessions, for instance, compare to average prices for that session this year?After controlling for variables unrelated to which teams were playing, Louisville was clearly the hottest ticket among the four cities holding Thursday/Saturday sessions. Omaha and Seattle were the Friday/Sunday winners.1Venues sell four types of tickets: For each of the two round-of-64 sessions, for the single round-of-32 session, and for all three sessions combined. In each host city, I looked at ticket demand for each of the four ticket types in three ways: prices of more-expensive seats, prices of cheap seats and volume of ticket sales. That’s 12 points of comparison in all. Louisville and Omaha were above average in 11 of the 12 categories for their sessions. Seattle was above average in every ticket-price category, though below average in three of the four ticket-sale-volume categories. The ScoreBig data, used as a reality check, was similar, with Pittsburgh also making a strong showing.From a last-minute ticket-buyer’s perspective, the main question might be, how much is the least I can pay to get in? To answer that question, SeatGeek sent along daily figures for the ticket at the fifth percentile of listing prices for each session. Even these seats, some of the cheapest available, have stayed expensive for the round-of-64 sessions that feature quasi-home teams in Louisville, Omaha and Seattle. But for other sessions, prices have fallen. For instance, on Wednesday, tickets to the Thursday afternoon session in Louisville — the one that featured four teams not named Kentucky — could be had for just $14. Friday evening186.25107.952,375