first_imgFinn Harps’ woes continued last night as they were again beaten – this time by league newcomers Mervue United.Harps looked like they might have secured a draw and snatched what would have been the first points for new managerial combo of Peter Hutton and Felix Healy.But seven minutes from normal time, the Galway side popped up to snatch all three points thanks to a Tom King goal in the 83rd minute. Indeed it was King who opened the scoring in the 36th minute for Mervue at Fahy’s field.However Harps continued to battle bravely and were rewarded with a 55th minute equaliser by Marc Brolly.However with the game looking like ending in stalemate, King proved he had the royal touch when he netted in the 83rd minute.The strength in dept of the Donegal side’s squad is now beginning to tell as the first series of games comes to a close – one which the Finnsiders will want to forget as quickly as possible. Manager Peter Hutton has admitted his young side are vastly inexperienced.The return to the side of the likes of Conor O’Grady and Gareth Harkin cannot come quick enough.EndsHARPS BEATEN BY LATE MERVUE GOAL TO SINK LOWER was last modified: May 14th, 2011 by StephenShare 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

SAA takes delivery of new aircraft

first_img24 July 2013 South African Airways (SAA) has taken delivery on Tuesday of the first two of 20 A320 Airbus planes that the airline has on order from Airbus. The shipment of the state-of-the-art, fuel-efficient aircraft is set to deliver significant cost efficiencies while allowing South Africa’s national carrier to expand its regional route network in the rapidly growing sub-Saharan African market. The A320s will replace SAA’s current fleet of 737-800s and augment the A319s it already has in service. Airbus describes the A320 as “the world’s best-selling and most modern single-aisle aircraft”, with over 9 600 ordered and more than 5 600 delivered to over 380 operators worldwide. “With proven reliability and extended servicing periods, the A320 family has the lowest operating costs of any single-aisle aircraft,” Airbus said in a statement on Wednesday. “Operating a modern and homogenous fleet plays a significant role in cost reduction and boosting revenue,” SAA chief executive Monwabisi Kalawe said. “The A320 will assist SAA to achieve this while providing our passengers with a more superior cabin product.” John Leahy, Airbus’s chief operating officer for customers, said that South African Airways “has long been regarded as a bellwether for Africa on aircraft selection, and we are looking forward to expanding our relationship. “Our reliable, fuel-efficient and comfortable A320s will give SAA a competitive edge and help the airline achieve sustainable profitability.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Phytophthora sojae survey by the numbers

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Dusty Sonnenberg, CCA, Ohio Field LeaderSince 2016, numbers tell the story. Three states, four years, 128 farms, and 1,280 soil samples. Linda Weber, a graduate student researcher in plant pathology at OARDC has been collecting samples and screening over 400 isolates of Phytophthora sojae against the single resistance genes that are currently available in today’s cultivars. “Researchers evaluate 14 single resistance genes, however there are only about 6 genes that are currently available in cultivars,” Weber said. This survey is funded by money from the Ohio Soybean Check-off through the North Central Soybean Research Program. Weber is evaluating the effectiveness of single resistance genes against the Phytophthora sojae pathogen.Phytophthora sojae is a soil borne pathogen that causes Phytophthora Root Rot and Stem Rot. “This is a major cause of soybean yield losses annually,” Weber said. “Soil types found in Ohio, such as the heavier clay soils, when they are saturated in the spring, are ideal for Phytophthora Root and Stem Rot to develop.”The project is titled “Phytophthora sojae Pathotype Variability across Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. Soil samples have been collected from soybean fields across the three states that have been known to have a disease history and that were measured in the past. The pathogens from those samples have been collected and are being used in the survey. The Rps1a, Rps1c, Rps1k, Rps3a, and Rps6 single resistance genes are being screened against the pathogens. “Resistance genes are ideal because they are easy to breed into the soybean. The down side is that the pathogen can easily overcome the single resistance. Single resistance genes have a limited life span, roughly 8-20 years,” Weber said. “The Rps1a and Rps1c genes have been used the longest and are mostly ineffective as single resistance genes. They remain in the survey to monitor their level of effectiveness currently. The Rps1k gene was used a lot in the 1980’s and now has also become mostly ineffective as a single resistance gene against the pathogen. The Rps3a and Rps6 genes still remain very effective as single resistance genes against the pathogen.”“At this point in the study, some general conclusions can be drawn,” Weber said. “Companies should begin to incorporate other Rps genes in the soybean variety line up.   Since most of the Rps genes are ineffective in this region, farmers should focus on selecting cultivars with high levels of partial resistance. Not every isolate in every field has adapted to the Rps genes, thus, these single resistance genes may still be effective, especially when combined with a high level of partial resistance.” Final results from the survey should be available in early 2020.Ohio Field Leader is a project of the Ohio Soybean Council. For more, visit ohiofieldleader.com.last_img read more

Domestic Violence: Definitions

first_imgBy Kacy Mixon, M.S., LMFT[Flickr, 2010.05.02 by Andy Simmons,CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 17, 2015There are many definitionsrelated to domestic violence that are used depending on the context and type of services offered. For instance, domestic violence is difficult to prove without evidence. Therefore, common definitions used in the civilian legal systems tend to focus on physical abuse, stalking, and/or harassment.The Department of Defense has its own definition of domestic violence where:“…the term ‘crime of domestic violence’ means an offense that has as its factual basis, the use or attempted use of physical force, or threatened use of a deadly weapon; committed by a current or former spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse, parent, or guardian, or by a person similarly situated to a spouse, parent or guardian of the victims.” [1]In the helping professions (healthcare, advocacy field), however, it is common to adhere to a more encompassing definition of domestic violence:A pattern of behavior in which one partner uses the establishment of control and fear through the use of violence and/or any other forms of abuse (emotional, financial, spiritual, etc.) [2]How can an awareness of various definitions help professionals working with families experiencing domestic violence?Understanding definitions utilized in various contexts aids professionals in helping families navigate through and get the most out of services provided. The Department of Defense requires coordinated community responses when assisting military families experiencing domestic violence yet all states have specific definitions of domestic violence connected to laws that set criminal penalties for domestic violence and these often differ from the military definition of domestic violence. Also, local jurisdictions can have additional laws that connect to local services (i.e. batterers’ intervention programs, victims services). Thus, an awareness of the various definitions in each context (i.e. military personnel, mental health/advocacy services, civilian law) aids in streamlining the process of coordinating services between military and civilian communities and beginning to see what’s possible for families seeking services. References[1] Department of Defense. (2011). Domestic Violence Involving DoD Military and Certain Affiliated Personnel. Retrieved on July 14, 2013 from: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/640006p.pdf.[2] Smith, L.B., Mixon, K.A. (2013). Unit 10: Legal & Medical Perspectives. Family Centered Treatment: Domestic Violence Training. [Online curriculum].This post was written by Kacy Mixon, M.S., LMFT, Social Media Specialist.  She is a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, You Tube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

Narsingh Pancham Yadav looks to cash in on London Games

first_imgNarsingh Pancham Yadav prefers to describe the London Olympics as the most important journey of his life. The 74kg freestyle grappler had made it to the Olympics in the last qualifying event in Helsinki in May this year. It was a big relief for the Uttar Pradesh boy as he was out of form in the previous three qualifying tournaments. Doubts had surfaced whether Narsingh would make it to the London Games.”It was a make-or-break tournament for me and I thought that no matter what, I will qualify,” Narsingh said.”It is not always that an athlete will come up with good performances. I won gold at the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Championships, but sometimes your body is not ready. Sometimes you are unfortunate or you are just not able to give your best. But the coaches always had confidence in my ability and I also thought that I will give my all in the last qualifier.”It is not only about qualifying. If I can win a medal for the country, then nothing like it. I am at par with the wrestlers who have qualified in my category.”Narsingh said making it through the world qualifying event boosted his confidence. “All the top wrestlers were there and to win gold in that tournament was big.” Expectations have soared after the qualification and Narsingh is aware of the challenge ahead of him. “There will be pressure. Since we have qualified, we are in the limelight. It makes you feel good and at the same time you want to do better.advertisement”I know this is the most important moment of my life. Olympics come once in four years and who knows whether I will be competing next time. So this is the opportunity I have got and I have to make full use of it.”Coming from a humble background has made him work hard to achieve his goals. “Despite the financial problems, my father always made sure that I get everything and my training is not hampered. The diet of a wrestler is costly but my father managed it.”When I took up the sport in Mumbai, I just wanted to be a good wrestler. I wanted to be popular, wanted people to know me.”Gradually I started performing well in the nationals and then won at the senior level as well. It was then that I thought that I am good enough to compete at the Olympics,” the 24-year-old added.last_img read more