Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 27th October

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Google+ PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Homepage BannerNewsPlayback Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrycenter_img Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Previous articleHarps look to end season on a high noteNext articleMc Conalogue claims massive underspend likely in GLASS scheme admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A 15 Minute Programme presented by Chris Ashmore every Thursday at 7.05pm highlighting all that’s happening in the farming community.Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Farming.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Twitter Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 27th October By admin – October 27, 2016 Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme last_img read more

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HCCC Presents Online Symposium for National Institute for Staff and Organizational…

first_imgLilisa Williams, the HCCC Director of Faculty and Staff Development, developed and coordinated the symposium. Ms. Williams was selected to work with NISOD Executive Director Edward J. Leach and a small group nationally to plan keeping NISOD’s exemplary services active and relevant during this difficult period. Ms. Williams holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and is presently enrolled in the Cornell University Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion program.The four 50-minute symposium sessions will assist essential college workers in growing professionally and personally.  The sessions will be delivered by Ms. Williams and Sharon Daughtry, an Adjunct Professor at the College.  Topics to be covered are “Secrets to Delivering Exceptional Customer Service;” “Time Management Skills for the 21st Century;” “Conflict Resolution in the Workplace;” and “Everyone Makes a Difference.”NISOD is a membership organization committed to excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership at community and technical colleges.  The American Association of Community Colleges named NISOD the country’s leading provider of professional development for community college faculty, staff, and administrators.Registration information for the June 17, 2020 symposium is available at https://www.nisod.org/online-convenings/classified-staff-symposium/.Free opioid training session available May 19To assist in educating community members about the opioid epidemic in New Jersey, Hudson County Community College (HCCC) will host a free, online session of the Rutgers Interdisciplinary Opioid Trainers (RIOT) program on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 11 a.m.  The one-hour training, entitled “Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: A Primer to Opioid Adiction, Overdose Management, and Medication Assisted Treatment,” is being sponsored by the College’s Library, Office of Human Resources and North Hudson Center Office of Student Affairs.The RIOT program educators and speakers are Rutgers graduate students in the fields of public health, pharmacy, social work, applied and professional psychology, health professions, and biomedical science.  Their presentations cover a broad overview of the opioid epidemic, risk factors, and effective treatment options.  The group is committed to increasing education about and reducing the stigma of opioid addiction.  RIOT is funded by a grant from the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services.Community members may access the presentation by logging on https://rutgers.webex.com/meet/ag1005. × Hudson County Community College (HCCC) has been selected to host and present the “Online Classified Staff Symposium” for the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) on Wednesday, June 17.The symposium will feature presentations designed specifically for community and technical college classified staff, the essential workers who keep their colleges up and running – office, technical, maintenance and operations workers, instructional assistants, and others.last_img read more

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Michael O’Neill urges Northern Ireland to seize their big chance

first_imgNorthern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill has told his players to “write their legacy” by sealing their place at Euro 2016. O’Neill, whose own international playing career spanned the fallow years between 1988 and 1996, knows better than most how important that would be for the current generation. “As an international player you write your legacy in terms of the number of times you play, the number of memorable performances you have and if you get the chance to go to a major tournament,” he said on the eve of the match. “These players can write their legacy by going to a major tournament. “The prize is great and it’s something the players are determined to be part of. These opportunities don’t come around for Northern Ireland players very often. “I don’t think motivation has ever been an issue for this team, if I’m honest. Even when results weren’t going as well as we’d hoped I never had an issue in terms of the effort that the players have given me. “The belief in the squad is fantastic.” Northern Ireland finished fifth in qualification for the 2014 World Cup, O’Neill’s first campaign at the helm, and slipped down from the fourth to the fifth seeding pot as a result. But their recent performances have stood in stark contrast to that lowly ranking and O’Neill has been eager to remind his players of their efforts. O’Neill’s men welcome Greece to Windsor Park on Thursday, and will be roared on by 12,000 fans who know victory will ensure a first major tournament appearance since the 1986 World Cup. A first ever European Championship appearance would also be theirs if Hungary fail to beat the Faroe Islands, and the prospect of becoming history makers is now tantalisingly close. “All week the preparation has been around our strengths, what has made us successful in this campaign, re-emphasising that,” he said. “We are the top goalscorers in the group and we’re unbeaten at home as well. “It’s a case of belief. A case of trust among each other. That belief has grown game by game.” Victory last month over Hungary would have sealed qualification, but a 1-1 draw kept Northern Ireland waiting. Captain Steven Davis has experienced some great nights with his country, not least when he played in the famous 1-0 win over England a decade ago, but he is happy to admit Thursday’s game could top the lot. Asked if it was the biggest match of his career, the Southampton midfielder said: “Without a doubt, there’s huge significance on the result. “It’s hard to sum up in words really what it would mean. We’re so close yet so far at this point in time. “We’d have loved to do it against Hungary but football isn’t always that easy, we know that in Northern Ireland. “We’re just embracing it. I don’t think there’s any nerves, it’s excitement in the build-up to the game. “We can’t wait to get back out there and that’s been the case since the final whistle against Hungary. “We’re just looking forward to the game and can’t wait to get started.” Windsor Park has been under construction for the entirety of the Group F campaign, with reduced capacities as a result. The Irish FA was eager to increase capacity from the 10,700 who watched the Hungary game, and an additional allocation of 1,500 tickets was snapped up in just three minutes last week. Those fans are sure to generate a frenzied atmosphere, and O’Neill is sure they can play their part. “The increased capacity of the stadium will make a huge difference, particularly on that side of the pitch,” he said. “The noise level against Hungary was phenomenal. I felt the supporters played a huge part on the night in sticking with the team. “That inspiration comes from the 12,000 people who will be here willing the players to get the job done.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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Costly error, questionable call send Angels to 5th straight loss

first_img Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone “We just got a little sloppy defensively, and it hurt us,” Manager Brad Ausmus said. “We had a number of plays that weren’t made cleanly, and it helped extend the inning.”Although it didn’t factor in the scoring, there was also an error by Mike Trout, his first since April 2017. When Hunter Pence lined a single into center to drive in the tying and go-ahead runs, Trout mishandled the ball and allowed Pence to go to second.All of that ugliness surrounded a questionable call by plate ump Mark Wegner, who called ball four on Cam Bedrosian’s 3-and-2 pitch to Logan Forsythe.“I thought it was a pretty good pitch,” Bedrosian said of the fastball apparently over the inside corner. “In the heated situation, it’s hard to tell sometimes. I thought it was pretty close. Definitely where I wanted it.”Even worse, the Angels could have gotten two outs there, because catcher Jonathan Lucroy had delivered a throw to second that seemed to be in time to throw out Shin-Soo Choo, who was running on the pitch. PreviousThe Angels’ Mike Trout strikes out to end the game as Rangers catcher Isiah Kiner-Falefa begins walking toward the mound on Friday night at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Angels starting pitcher Griffin Canning throws to the plate during the first inning of Friday’s game against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Angels starting pitcher Griffin Canning looks on after allowing a solo home run to the Rangers’ Shin-Soo Choo during the first inning of Friday’s game against at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – MAY 24: Logan Forsythe #41 congratulates Shin-Soo Choo #17 of the Texas Rangers after his solo home run during the first inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheimat Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 24, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Texas Rangers’ Shin-Soo Choo, left, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Friday, May 24, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – MAY 24: Drew Smyly #33 of the Texas Rangers pitches during the second inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheimat Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 24, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – MAY 24: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim runs to first base as he grounds out during the first inning of a game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 24, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Texas Rangers starting pitcher Drew Smyly throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Friday, May 24, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Brian Goodwin, right, starts to run to first after hitting a two-run home run while Texas Rangers catcher Isiah Kiner-Falefa looks on during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, May 24, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – MAY 24: Tommy La Stella #9 congratulates Brian Goodwin #18 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim after his two-run homerun as Isiah Kiner-Falefa #9 of the Texas Rangers looks on during the second inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 24, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Brian Goodwin (18) is congratulated by teammate Tommy La Stella, left, after hitting a two-run home run as Texas Rangers catcher Isiah Kiner-Falefa stands at the plate during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, May 24, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – MAY 24: Cole Calhoun #56 congratulates Brian Goodwin #18 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim after his two-run homerun during the second inning of a game against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 24, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – MAY 24: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim lines out as Isiah Kiner-Falefa #9 of the Texas Rangers looks on during the fifth inning of a game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 24, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani lines out as Texas Rangers catcher Isiah Kiner-Falefa watches during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 24, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Texas Rangers left fielder Shin-Soo Choo can’t reach a ball hit for a ground-rule double by Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 24, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – MAY 24: Griffin Canning #47 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches during the first inning of a game against the Texas Rangersat Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 24, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Griffin Canning throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Friday, May 24, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels second baseman Luis Rengifo throws out Texas Rangers’ Nomar Mazara at first during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, May 24, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Texas Rangers’ Isiah Kiner-Falefa, left, is forced out at second by Los Angeles Angels short stop Zack Cozart on a ball hit by Shin-Soo Choo during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 24, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, shields his face from the sun as he stands on first during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Friday, May 24, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Angels shortstop Zack Cozart is unable to handle a grounder hit by the Rangers’ Shin-Soo Choo in the seventh inning of Friday’s game at Angel Stadium. The miscue led to a two-run inning for the Rangers, who held on to win 4-3. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels third baseman Tommy La Stella makes the catch on a ball hit by Texas Rangers’ Joey Gallo during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, May 24, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – MAY 24: Tommy La Stella #9 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim catches a fly ball hit by Joey Gallo #13 of the Texas Rangers during the seventh inning of a game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 24, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – MAY 24: Shin-Soo Choo #17 is congratulated in the dugout after scoring on an RBI single by Hunter Pence #24 of the Texas Rangers during the seventh inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 24, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout bobbles a ball hit for an RBI single by Texas Rangers’ Hunter Pence during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, May 24, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. Trout was charged with an error on the play, and Pence advanced to second. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – MAY 24: Logan Forsythe #41 is congratulated in the dugout after scoring on an RBI single by Hunter Pence #24 of the Texas Rangers during the seventh inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 24, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – MAY 24: Tommy La Stella #9 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim fields a grounder hit by Logan Forsythe #41 of the Texas Rangers during the ninth inning of a game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 24, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)The Angels’ Mike Trout strikes out to end the game as Rangers catcher Isiah Kiner-Falefa begins walking toward the mound on Friday night at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Angels starting pitcher Griffin Canning throws to the plate during the first inning of Friday’s game against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 27Angels starting pitcher Griffin Canning throws to the plate during the first inning of Friday’s game against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ExpandANAHEIM — Some shaky defense and an umpire’s call led the Angels to another tough loss in what has become a difficult week.Zack Cozart, filling in at shortstop for injured Andrelton Simmons, made an error to open the two-run seventh inning that flipped the lead in the Angels’ 4-3 loss to the Texas Rangers on Friday night. It was the Angels’ fifth straight loss.Just after that, the Angels didn’t get a called third strike they wanted, putting the eventual go-ahead run on base.And right after that, second baseman Luis Rengifo bobbled a grounder, settling for an out at first instead of getting the runner at second, which would have at least kept the go-ahead run out of scoring position. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros center_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Instead of two outs and the bases empty, the Rangers had runners at first and second with no outs.“Umpires are going to miss pitches, but I thought that was a strike,” Ausmus said. “We would have had two outs and nobody on. That definitely shifts the momentum. (Umpires) have a tough job, they’re gonna miss some, but I thought that one impacted the game.”So did Cozart’s error on a hard-hit, but routine, play to start the inning.“I just missed it,” Cozart said. “Just missed it.”The mistakes in the seventh were enough to beat the Angels because the offense had not provided much margin for error. In the second inning, Lucroy hit a solo homer and Brian Goodwin added a two-run homer, and that was it.In the fifth, the Angels had runners at second and third with no outs, but Shohei Ohtani lined out, Albert Pujols struck out and Lucroy hit a flyout. In the ninth, Trout struck out to end the game, stranding Goodwin at second as the potential tying run.The loss spoiled a night when Griffin Canning showcased his ability to maneuver around a lineup without his best stuff.The first batter of the game, Choo, hit a towering 439-foot homer to right-center.Related Articles Canning retired the next three, but then he walked two in the second inning, laboring through 45 pitches to get the first six outs of the game. In the third, he allowed the first two hitters to reach base with the Rangers’ three best hitters due.Canning struck out Nomar Mazara on a fastball, got Pence on a flyout, and then struck out Joey Gallo, who swung through a 94 mph fastball at the top of the zone.After that, Canning pitched a perfect fourth on seven pitches and got out of the fifth, finishing his night with 95 pitches.Although Canning did a nice job to get through five innings with only one run, his high pitch count left the Angels to try to milk the final 12 outs from the bullpen.“I’ve had these outings before,” Canning said. “So to be able to kind of control it and get through five was a step in the right direction for me.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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