Bandits shoot at Corentyne businessman during robbery

first_imgA Corentyne, Berbice businessman was shot at on Sunday morning when two men broke into his Clifton Village home demanding cash and jewellery.Doodnauth TakpersaudSunday’s attack was the fifth time bandits robbed Garbar’s Halal Chicken Outlet which is owned by Doodnauth Takpersaud. Reports are two men – one carrying a firearm and the other a cutlass – broke into the home of poultry dealer at about 01:30h on Sunday morning.Speaking with this publication Takpersaud said that he and his two nieces were awoken by sounds coming from a shed around the building.He noted that upon hearing the sounds, he told his niece to turn on the bedroom light but by that time the men had already gained entry via a window.“Ah tell dem girls ‘pass the gun’, and I push the door to go in but they brace the door because like they scared when ah tell the girl to pass the gun,” Takpersaud said. He added that he then opened the door leading to the veranda and he and his nieces ran outside and locked the door, leaving the bandits inside. He said he started shouting for help.The men hurriedly ransacked the house and found $315,000, two cellular phones and a quantity of jewellery before escaping.The poultry retailer said the men then left via the window through which they gained entry and escaped.Garbar’s Halall Chicken Outlet“When they jump down, I recognise one of them, so I say, ‘Prem! Again you Mother so and so come in my house, then he tun and tell he partner, ‘shoot he mother so and so’ and I run up back the step and I hear a shot fire; one shot only.”The men then made good their escape. Takpersaud subsequently discovered that the men cut a hole in the chicken outlet and removed a quantity of plucked chicken.According to Takpersaud, Police arrived about 30 minutes later.They then visited two homes and have since been able to arrest the two suspects.On November 31, 2018, there was a similar attack on the business place. At that time Takpersaud was not at home. His niece, Padwattie Chanlon, was beaten during that indecent.On December 3, 2018, there was another attack.“This is the fifth time in three months that they have attacked there. I am calling on the relevant authorities; if it is the Minister or the Commissioner of Police to look into this matter,” Takpersaud reiterated.Following Sunday’s attack, he has since installed security cameras.Police have since launched an investigation.last_img read more

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LNG project approval process inches forward

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Reports from the Globe and Mail indicate that Pacific Northwest LNG will submit new reports to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency by the end of next week.The consortium is working on addressing lingering agency concerns about plans to push forward with a $36-billion liquefied natural gas investment, including an $11.4-billion Pacific Coast export facility near Prince Rupert.The federal regulator sent a six-page letter to Pacific Northwest back on March 18, asking the Petronas led consortium to file more details about plans which call for a 2.7-kilometre, suspension bridge and pier, connecting a proposed Lelu Island LNG terminal with an export tanker dock.- Advertisement -The bridge and pier would carry a pipeline designed to protect salmon on Flora Bank as well as the nearby harbor porpoise population, addressing concerns expressed by First Nations and environmental groups.Pacific Northwest is hoping the upcoming filings will represent the final chapter in what has been an agency review that began more than three years ago and has featured a half dozen pauses in the process.Assuming the regulator rules the new reports are an adequate response, it’s still expected to be late next month before the issue goes to the federal cabinet, for a final approval decision.Advertisement Michael Culbert, who has just stepped down as Pacific Northwest President, but is now the Petronas Canadian Chairman, has stated the consortium has been advised by Environment Minister Catherine McKenna that if the CEAA gives the project the greenlight, the cabinet decision period will be no more than 90 days.However, government approval isn’t considered a slam dunk. Matt Horne of the Pembina Institute clean energy think tank insists the cabinet will also have to take into account the impact of greenhouse gas emissions — which he argues would be high enough to undermine B.C. targets for allowable GHG emissions.Still, if the project finally does get the long awaited green light, the consortium will then be in a position to make its final investment decision, and based on the current approval process time line, that potentially could be in September.last_img read more

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Welbeck, Falcao and more: The five new Premier League signings to look out for

first_imgThe Premier League is back this weekend after an international break which started with despair when England’s could only muster a listless 1-0 win over Norway, and ended with some fresh optimism after beating Switzerland 2-0 in the opening Euro 2016 qualifier.Normally the return of domestic action would generate huge excitement, but this weekend it’s been ramped up a notch as supporters prepare to watch several summer signings make their debuts.With that in mind, talkSPORT picks our top five most exciting brand new players to look out for this weekend.Click the arrows to check out the potential debutants.Agree? Disagree? Comment below and let us know who you’re excited to make their debut. the £25million arrival from Southampton,his season-long loan move to the Tigers on deadline day. 5 Danny Welbeck (Arsenal) – Click the arrows to reveal five more exciting debutants – Rarely has one transfer generated so many headlines and split opinions, with Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal further stoking the fires by saying the England forward was not good enough for the club.. Welbeck has been tipped to be a star for the Gunners and faces a huge test of his credentials in a mouthwatering lunchtime kick-off against Manchester City on Saturday. It promises to be a big day for the 23-year-old Mancunian, who will be fired up and eager to make an impression against his old club’s biggest rivals. 5 Esteban Cambiasso (Leicester City) – Click the arrows to reveal five more exciting debutants – This has got to be one of the most exciting signings to pitch up in the Premier League given Cambiasso’s trophy laden career. The Argentine defensive midfielder won everything available at Inter Milan and racked up 52 caps for his country, making his decision to join Leicester seem all the more bizarre. But that has not stopped Foxes fans smiling about his arrival and the 34-year-old is expected to make his debut when Leicester travel to Stoke on Saturday. 5 Radamel Falcao (Manchester United) – Click the arrows to reveal five more exciting debutants – Loan signing Falcao effectively replaced Welbeck and Javier Hernandez at Old Trafford and the striker has already indicated he wants to stay at the club permanently. The Colombian is one of four stars who could make their Red Devils competitive debuts this weekend, along with Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo and Luke Shaw, But it is the 28-year-old who supporters are most excited to see when they take on QPR this Sunday. 5 Adam Lallana (Liverpool) – Click the arrows to reveal five more exciting debutants – It’s easy to forget about one of Liverpool’s biggest summer signings because of the knee injury which has left him watching from the sidelines. But the £25million arrival from Southampton, who lit up the Premier League last season, has recovered now and is expected to take the injured Daniel Sturridge’s spot in the starting XI for Saturday evening’s match against Aston Villa. 5 Hatem Ben Arfa (Hull City) – The Frenchman is blessed with incredible talent but his lack of discipline and attitude led to a spat with Newcastle boss Alan Pardew that resulted in read more

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GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT SET FOR FEBRUARY 21ST

first_imgFOUR MASTERS CLUB NOTESClub Adult Membership: Membership is now due. It must be paid by 31st March 2015 in line with Official Guide Croke Park and club policy. Cost is €50.00 per adult over 18 years of age. Underage membership costs, €30 for U18 to U12, €20 for U8 to U10, and €6 for U6 and below. It should be paid to Shirley Doherty Senior Registrar (087 3140486) or Paul Timoney (087 2791305). Paul will be available in Abbey Hotel Monday evenings 9pm- 9.30pm. Shirley will be available every Friday from 7:15pm to 8:30pm in the Bosco Centre to take club registration. Club membership can also be paid online at www.fourmastersgaa.comClub Registration Evenings: There are two upcoming club registration evenings were Senior and/or Underage club membership can be paid; Wednesday 4th February (5:30 pm to 8pm) in the changing rooms Tir Conaill Park (Under 10’s starting back but all welcome to register) and Tuesday 10th February 5:30pm to 8pm in changing rooms Tir Conaill Park. (Under 12’s starting back but all welcome to register). If any other team wishes to be registered collectively, please contact Shirley to arrange. Please note all under 14’s upwards must complete Cardiac Screening Form when registering. Club Lotto: There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot of €5,500 in Week 29 of the 2014/2015 season draw held in the Abbey Hotel on Monday February 2nd. The €25 winners in the Lucky Dip were Michael McInaw (Castlederg), Siobhan McNamara (Orbeg), Lawrence McGrath (New York), and Marie Feely (Drumina). The numbers drawn were 8, 12, 22 & 23 with the jackpot now standing at €5,600. New members are still welcome so why not play online now at www.fourmastersgaa.com or contact Paul Timoney (0872791305) to sign up for the year. Next week is week 30 in the lotto year, with the jackpot now standing at €5,600.Bord na nÓg Fundraising Committee: With the increase of children registering at underage level, the financial cost of running Bord Na Nog has increased significantly over last number of years. Many of the managers are coaching up to 50 children at a training session and organising matches, travel arrangements, kits etc for games. Every year we finish the season with our annual presentation where we celebrate the hard work and effort given by all underage players. We recognise those who play Gaelic, Hurling, Camogie and those who make county squads. The cost of this night is funded by Bord na nOg. With managers giving all their time to their respective teams it is difficult to fit in and organise fundraisers. In an attempt to avoid a weekly charge to parents per training session we urgently need new fundraising ideas or a subgroup of like minded parents to undertake a fundraiser for us. If anyone would like to discuss any of these ideas or be willing to help out by fundraising for us, please contact Laurence ( 087)7532705 or Mary (086)8814608.Senior Awards Night: the date of of Saturday 21st February has been set for the senior awards night. Dom’s Pier 1 will host the awards night starting at 8:30pm, with tickets costing €25. County medals for the minor boys, reserves, and the senior ladies will be given out out on the night as well as other awards. Contact Paul Timoney or Eamonn Gorrell to secure a ticket.AVS U16 Boys Football Team: Good luck to the AVS boys team who defeated Falcarragh in the County Semi Final last week on a scoreline of 0-13 to 0-10 after extra time. A large number of club players are involved with this team. They now play Carrick in the county final this week, venue and time to be announced. Coaching Courses: upcoming coaching courses include football foundation (Mountcharles on 6th/7th February, this course also includes child protection), hurling foundation (Ballybofey on 13th/14th February), and Award 1 football (Glenswilly on 27th/28th February and 6th/7th March). Please text Pauric (0860523905) or Laurence( 0877532705) asap if interested in any of the courses as places are limited. The club are hosting a child protection course this Friday night in Dom’s Pier 1 from 7:30pm. Anyone interested should contact Mary Canavan on (086)8814608.Coaching Meeting: There will be a coaches meeting next Wednesday (11th February) night at 9pm in the Abbey Hotel. Anyone involved with any team in the club is asked to attend the meeting.Bord na nÓg Meeting: the next Bord na nOg monthly meeting will take place on Wednesday (18th February) at 7:30pm in the Abbey Hotel. Anyone involved with underage teams is asked to attend.Anti Bullying Course: Well done to all club coaches, managers, and members who took part in this course last Friday night in Dom’s Pier 1. Thanks goes to James Keaney for facilitating the course, the first to be held by a GAA club in Donegal.Indoor Training: Football coaching for 4 and 5 year old boys continues every Tuesday night from 5:45pm-6:45pm in the AVS Gym. The training covers all the basics of fundamental movements and ball skils with all parents encouraged to help out. New players always welcome. Under 10 boys football: Training (born 2005/2006) starts on Wednesday 4th February and every Wednesday thereafter on the all weather facility in Tir Conaill from 6.15 until 7.30pm. Registration will take place on the night from 5.30 pm in the dressing rooms. All children to assemble in the dressing rooms before training. Any enquiries please contact Damien on 0876167108. New players always welcome.Under 12 boys football: training stats back on Tuesday 12th at 5:30pm in Tir Conaill. Players can register on the day from 5:30pm to 8pm.Minor and U16 Boys Football: Conditioning circuits for the U16 and Minor boys football teams continues every Monday evening in the St Patrick’s Centre from 5:45pm to 6:30pm. Each player is asked to bring a towel, bottle of water and two euro each week. The circuits aim to show each team functional movements using their own body weight while focusing on correct techniques. New players always welcome.Donegal GAA: Well done to Paul Durcan and Karl Lacey who helped Donegal to a convincing win against Derry on Saturday night in the National League. Donegal play away to Dublin this Saturday night in Croke Park, throw in at 7pm. Ladies Awards Night: Well done to all the winners at the ladies awards night which was held on Sunday night in Dom’s Pier 1.Virtual Sod: the virtual sod fundraiser is ongoing in the club with lots of members signing up so far. The cost of the virtual sod is €20 with all people signed up receiving a certificate and their name going on a large wall display in Tir Conaill. Contact Eamonn Gorrell (08766740053) or Deborah Rose (0879860192) if you wish to support the club in this fundraiser. All money raised goes towards the ongoing pitch developments in Tir Conaill.Netting Direct Competition: The club has entered the Netting Direct competition to win 6,000 euros worth of neeting. The club needs 600 votes to be entered into the draw, you can vote once a day at the link below or on the club website (www.fourmastersgaa.com)Club App: We have now 130 members signed up to our FREE mobile app. This is easiest way to stay in touch with the latest club news as it can viewed via your mobile phone. If you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for Four Masters GAA Club.
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6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system.Club Notes: any club managers, mentors, or members who wish to have information included in the club notes should email pauricharvey@hotmail.co.uk before Monday night to ensure it is includedGAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT SET FOR FEBRUARY 21ST was last modified: February 3rd, 2015 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)Tags:FOUR MASTERS GAA NOTESlast_img read more

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Huddersfield earn first win of season to leave Fulham bottom of Premier League

first_img Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? This was the moment Huddersfield broke their home goalscoring duck 4 huge blow Slavisa Jokanovic’s position as Fulham boss could be hanging by a thread 4 4 Fulham boss Jokanovic sent on Kevin McDonald and Cyrus Christie for Luciano Vietto and Fosu-Mensah at the interval and the Londoners began the second half with more intent.Christie’s cut-back was cleared behind by Hogg and Mooy headed away the corner.The Terriers continued to harry and chase and Pritchard fired narrowly off target in the 68th minute.Substitute McDonald had been forced out of the action due to a knock – but Fulham began to make a fist of it. no dice An own goal from Timothy Fosu-Mensah gave Huddersfield a precious 1-0 home win against Fulham – the Terriers’ first Premier League victory of the season.The Fulham defender headed into his own net under pressure from Christopher Schindler – which also put an end to their eight-game home run without a top-flight goal – and leapfrogged above Fulham and Cardiff at the bottom of the table. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 4 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade ADVICE center_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won The Terriers’ winless league run stretched back to April – 14 league games in total – but manager David Wagner was able to celebrate on the night of his third anniversary in charge with a morale-boosting victory.Fulham’s fifth successive league defeat did little to ease the pressure on boss Slavisa Jokanovic, whose side’s own run without a league win was extended to eight matches.Huddersfield almost halted their barren spell in spectacular fashion when Philip Billing’s 30-yard thunderbolt struck the crossbar in the 15th minute.Steve Mounie headed Aaron Mooy’s cross tamely over soon after and Alex Pritchard’s brilliant effort from outside the area was expertly clawed away by Fulham goalkeeper Sergio Rico. REVEALED REVEALED Andre Schurrle had a goal disallowed for offside in the second-half Schindler blocked Aleksandar Mitrovic’s shot and Andre Schurrle’s effort was ruled out for an offside decision against the former in the 74th minute.Schurrle shot off target again, while Town substitute Isaac Mbenza also spurned two half chances when sent through on goal in the closing stages.Town were not to be denied however – and the first top-flight meeting between the two sides since 1952 ended in their favour. Latest Football News Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card But Huddersfield’s agonising wait for a goal at the John Smith’s Stadium was finally over in the 29th minute, making it 659 minutes in total.Chris Lowe crossed deep from the left and German centre-half Schindler saw his header deflect into the net off Fosu-Mensah.Jonathan Hogg almost pierced the Premier League’s leakiest defence again just before the break, but his looping header was saved by Rico.It was the 29th goal conceded this season by Fulham, who did not manage a single effort on target before the break, such was Huddersfield’s whirlwind first-half performance. RANKED BEST OF MONEY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Could this win kick-start Huddersfield’s season?last_img read more

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SKY IS THE LIMIT AS uPILOT WIN DLDC WILD GEESE IRISH WHISKEY AWARD

first_imgCategory winners in the recent DLDC Wild Geese Whiskey Awards.Innovation and job creation were to the fore as three start-up businesses emerged as winners at the DLDC Wild Geese Irish Whiskey 2014 awards.They were uPilot from Annagry, which makes flight simulators; outdoor adventure company Unique Ascent from Dungloe; and Rathmore Mechanical Services from Ballyshannon.Each of the businesses got a cheque for €500 and now goes forward to the regional enterprise awards in Cavan in June. The presentation of the awards took place in the Central Hotel in Donegal Town on Friday night.There was a special award for outstanding achievement for Diane Harvey and D’s School of Motoring and Training in Killybegs. She also received €500.Twelve businesses were shortlisted for the awards out of hundreds set up under the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance scheme, operated by Donegal Local Development Company. All the businesses have been started by people who were out of work or made redundant.Louise Brogan, enterprise co-ordinator with DLDC, said it was a night to celebrate the achievements of people who’d come through tough times and developed viable sustainable businesses. “The awards have brought twelve Donegal businesses into the limelight but there are many more that could also have been on the shortlist. This is about giving hope to people who are unemployed and saying there’s something out there for them.”The awards were presented by Aaron Maugham from the sponsor of the awards, The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey Company. Speakers at the award ceremony also included Michael Conway of Ardara, who won the overall Enterprise Award in 2011; James Cassidy of the Healthwise Pharmacy group; Caoimhin MacAoidh, DLDC chief executive; and marketer Nicola Lacey, who acted as MC.uPilot Teoranta, set up by John Paul Boyle and Kevin Boyle, uses cutting-edge technology in developing flight simulators. At the moment they’re developing a Boeing 727-800 series simulator.Unique Ascent, operated by Iain Miller, takes people to explore Donegal’s most beautiful, remote and wild places, and has created ten part-time jobs. Rathmore Mechanical Services, set up by Diarmaid Whoriskey with business partner TJ O’Mahoney, has employed between six and twelve people since starting in 2009. It offers heating, plumbing, air-conditioning and other services.If you’re unemployed or have recently been made redundant, you can take a business idea – from IT to hairdressing – to Louise and her colleagues at DLDC. Contact Louise on 07497 23368 or at lbrogan@dldc.org For more information about The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey visit www.thewildgeesecollection.com or contact Aaron Maughan on +44 (0) 8700 339 866, +44 (0) 7760 388 276 or pr@protege-international.comThe shortlisted companies were – Aoife Dorrian, Shining Stars Montessori and crèche, Letterkenny; Kerry Harvey, Design Your Moments, Donegal Town; Diane Harvey, D’s School of Motoring and Training, Killybegs; Iain Miller, Unique Ascent – Outdoor Adventure Company, Dungloe; John Paul Boyle and Kevin Boyle, uPilot Teoranta, Annagry; Andrew Montgomery, Dano’s Petshop, Stranorlar; Yvonne Gallagher, Flour Pot cafe/restaurant/home catering, Laghey; Diarmaid Whoriskey, Rathmore Mechanical Services, Ballyshannon; Amy Slevin, hair salon, Ballybofey; Aiden McGuirk, neuromuscular therapist, Letterkenny; Selena Hosford, home baker, Milford; and Aoife Nielsen, online t-shirt/hoodie and gift printing business, Donegal Town.SKY IS THE LIMIT AS uPILOT WIN DLDC WILD GEESE IRISH WHISKEY AWARD was last modified: April 15th, 2014 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)Tags:DLDCWIld Geese Whiskey Awardslast_img read more

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Chelsea youngster Abraham aiming to be ‘big star’

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesChelsea youngster Tammy Abraham says he is determined to finish his loan spell at Bristol City on a high before his next step on the road to being the “big star” he believes he can become. The 19-year-old has had a sensational season in the Championship and the brace he scored against Wolves on Saturday took his tally to 24 goals.But although he admits he is starting to think about his next move, Abraham will not be distracted from the task in hand – which is to help City avoid relegation in their final five games.“I think [next season] is something that’s played on my mind,” said the striker.“I’ve asked myself the same question, and I’ve asked my parents, and I’ve seen what my agents are saying, but I think I have to get through this season first and finish on a high then I can start focusing on next year.Embed from Getty Images“Obviously it would be a dream for me to move from here to play in the Premier League, but I have to focus on here first and give myself that chance for people to see me and keep doing everything I can for Bristol City.“I love this club [City] and like to give my all in the last remaining games to show what I’m truly made of. Not just the goals but my desire to help this team stay in this division.”A loan spell with a top-flight team still seems the likeliest scenario for Abraham, but his ultimate ambition is beyond doubt.“I believe in myself,” he said. “I believe in my ability. I know that I’ve got massive potential to be a big star in the world and I’m just going to keep driving myself to do whatever I can, and this is the first step. I’m willing to take any challenge that comes my way.“It would be lovely to be in the Chelsea first-team squad but I know it’s not easy. A couple of my mates are there and they’re not getting game time so it’s going to be hard. It’s going to be a challenge.“But I’d love to finish the season on a high to make a statement for myself and make a name for myself to be knocking on that door.”See also:Bournemouth v Chelsea player ratingsConte warns Spurs will not give upSelf-belief the key to Hazard’s great form – ConteChelsea considering move for Monaco’s Mendy   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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4Rs in one pass

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest It has been said many times that there is no silver bullet for addressing the challenges of implementing the 4Rs. While it is not silver, Legacy Farmers Cooperative has fabricated a tool that can accomplish nutrient application at the right rate, the right time, with the right product in the right place and it will be rolling over more than 5,500 acres this fall in northwest Ohio at eight to 10 miles per hour.Logan Haake is the precision ag manager for Legacy Farmers Cooperative who leads all precision planting, climate, grid sampling, field scouting, variable rate prescriptions, and other precision ag programs for Legacy Agronomy. A fairly new tool in his battle to help implement the 4Rs is a John Deere 2510H — an anhydrous tool bar for either pre-plant or sidedress applications.Findlay Implement has been working with using the 2510H for subsurface applications of nutrients with very minimal soil disturbance to preserve the benefits of no-till for a couple of years now, renting it out to area farmers.“It is considered a high speed applicator of up to 10 miles per hour for anhydrous application,” said Kevin Ward, integrated solutions manager for Findlay Implement. “The design is like a no-till drill opener. There is very minimal soil disturbance and it can be used for fall incorporation or sidedress or pre-plant anhydrous. We take a Montag cart and mount behind it and add a dry tube and hoses to it to make it a dry injector.”The modified 2510H is less weather sensitive than common strip-till tool and is capable of variable rate application. It is also a tool that is fairly common in the Lake Erie Watershed. The tool offers low disturbance using up to 30% less fuel than conventional applicators and dual season use opportunities. It also features variable depth placement capabilities from 2.5 to 5.5 inches and can be used for single or dual product application.Logan Haake is the precision ag manager for Legacy Farmers Cooperative.Haake and others at Legacy took this concept and further expanded it.“Legacy has a John Deere 2510H with a dual-bin box so they can apply potassium and phosphorus at variable rates instead of a blended product. It also has a cover crop seeder with air delivery so a cover crop can be seeded at the same time of the fertilizer application in one pass,” Haake said. “We custom built this. We wanted a one-pass piece of equipment for nutrients and cover crops. We started that project in the winter of 2014-2015. We were looking to be proactive. Fertilizer is placed three to four inches below surface and the cover crop is broadcast on the surface. We ran just a few acres in the fall of 2015 and this fall it will cover 5,500 acres that are currently signed up in five counties in northwest Ohio. We can run up to 450 pounds per acre and we are currently 30 feet wide at 20-inch spacing. Not everyone has RTK so we designed it to fit a variety of options. No one else has a unit like this with the dual bin for variable rate P and K and the cover crop seeder.”In short, when combined with grid soil sampling, the resulting prescriptive application rates and appropriate application weather and conditions, this is a rolling 4R masterpiece for improving nutrient retention and water quality.“It has low disturbance in no-till and it leaves minimal tracking on conventional till ground. The guys we have worked with have loved it because of that minimal disturbance. You may see a few wheel tracks in conventional till. In no-till bean stubble it is hard to tell what was a planter pass and what was our pass. It is less disturbance than a planter pass,” Haake said. “We are running it now in the summer and fall. We start out after wheat is off into stubble or into wheat ground that has been chiseled and leveled off. We run the end of July through November or December depending on the conditions. It is a little more forgiving than a strip-till unit. If it is too dry a strip-till unit will clod. We can use this in any conditions as long as it is not too wet. We are testing it out in freshly shelled corn stalks this fall.”On farms with more precision capabilities there is potential for in-row placement and further reduced application rates in the future.“With RTK we could get on 30s and growers can run on the strips, very similar to what a two-by-two would look like,” Haake said. “We’d like to get to 30s to follow the planter tracks so farmers could plant on the strips and reduce rates of P and we could use stabilizers or enhancement products to make it readily available for the plant.”The set-up works well but is not cheap.“We have one unit now but that could change in the future. You need a pretty high, 360 horsepower tractor, not because of what you are pulling but because of the high speed and hydraulics,” he said. “Just the bar itself is $100,000 and then you have another $60,000 in bells and whistles. Then you need the tractor.”Area farmers can use the services offered by Legacy — from grid sampling through nutrient application — to address the 4Rs on their farms for a fee. Haake, has been able to leverage program dollars to reimburse the farmers much of the cost of those services to make conservation more economically palatable and feasible in times of tight budgets.Legacy’s modified John Deere 2510H is a unique and increasingly valuable tool due to its ability to allow farmers to maintain the erosion-reducing and soil life-enhancing benefits of no-till while incorporating nutrients below the surface.“We are moving the nutrients down in the soil profile and that allows the phosphorus to adhere to the soil and prevents it from running off the surface. It is not being stratified in the top inch or two and getting down further into the soil,” Haake said. “With this we can put the fertilizer in the right place.”This is especially important considering the recently released findings that really emphasize the right place for phosphorus applications. Elizabeth Dayton from The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences recently provided progress observations and presented on-field data spanning 29 farm fields, 2,000 water samples and 42,000 data analyses since 2012 from her edge-of-field research.“Some of the findings that we’re seeing is that there’s a very strong relationship between soil phosphorous levels and what we see coming off in the runoff. As soil phosphorous levels increase, the runoff concentration increases. I don’t think that should be surprising to anybody, but it’s really important — it shows that if farmers are willing to manage their soil test phosphorous down in the agronomic range where it needs to be, they can greatly reduce their runoff phosphorous risk,” Dayton said. “The runoff spikes are a special situation. Those are associated with a fertilizer application or maybe a major soil disturbance that would create erosion, or maybe just a big gully washer. One of the best things a farmer can do to manage those is fertilizer placement method. If you incorporate your fertilizer into your soil, you make your field more resilient to protect against runoff events. You can reduce those runoff events by 90%.”Dayton’s research points to recommendations of soil nutrient testing, incorporating fertilizer into the soil through banding or injecting and erosion control. The program at Legacy using the 2510H addresses each of these key recommendations and is a product of the significant effort to address the issue from the five 4R Certified agronomy facilities for the cooperative.“Following the 4R approach is both environmentally and economically sound for our growers,” Haake said. “If we want to be sustainable in the future, all four components of the 4R approach will get us there. Not over applying by using VRT and precision, and applying the product at the right time is very critical for our growers’ success.”For more, visit 4rcertified.org.last_img read more

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Geocaching.com Spoiler Alert: Schrader’s Ode to Dayspring

first_img[vsw id=”MndHo7nAGNo” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]Click on image to watch the Spoiler Alert videoWatch this Geocaching.com Spoiler Alert video for cache hiding inspiration. The video was shot with cache owner permission.  ‘Schrader’s Ode to Dayspring‘ (GC3NREC) requires a TOTT (tool of the trade). The cache owner, “Herr Potter” was inspired by another geocacher’s creative hides. The cache is an Ode to Dayspring’s Totally Tubular series. The geocache is located along a bike trail in Washington State, USA.Subscribe to the Official Geocaching.com YouTube channel for the latest tips and tricks in geocaching. Watch the more than 50 videos produced by Geocaching.com on our video page.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Related”Creative Geocaches” A Geocaching.com Lost & Found VideoDecember 14, 2010In “Lost & Found Stories”Geocaching.com Spoiler Alert – The Air of Your WaysJuly 12, 2012In “Geocaching.com Videos”Geocaching.com Spoiler Alert: Odyssey at Juanita BeachOctober 15, 2012In “Deutsch”last_img read more

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Which Type of Chatbot will have a Positive Impact on Your Business?

first_imgTags:#Artifical intelligence#chat-bot AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Reasons to Outsource General Counsel Services f… Related Posts Zubair Hassan is a digital marketing expert . He loves to work for companies who need his skills in the marketing domain to market their product and make a mark for itself. He can offer you tools and strategies so that you can get in touch with your customers and able to communicate with them through all the popular social media platforms of your choice. Please contact him for further details as how he can assist you in your digital aspirations… Zubair Hassan Zubair Hassan Follow the Puck Chatbots are all the rage in the realm of consumer-facing technology. Advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) have birthed a new generation of chatbots that are increasing across all corporate organizations, marketplaces, and sectors. But, different chatbots have a positive impact on various businesses. You have to know which type of chatbot to use in what kind of business.Not only are these chatbots a sci-fi-dream-come-true, but they are also like real beings — communicating better with customers as compared to live personnel.What clients and customers love the best about bots is precisely what we see in the business. There is an observable, measurable capacity in chatbots to boost customer engagement, increase sales, and convert visitor traffic while alleviating business overheads.Facebook’s most recent bot count was counted at over 33,000 — and Gartner predicted that 85 percent of customer engagement would be fielded without human intervention in the near futureRegardless of the industry, chatbots not only help to resolve problems expediently, but they also offer a personal touch to every customer and save costs. From scheduling meetings to resolving IT issues, tailoring conversations between the brand and their customer, ordering food, to making lifestyle choices, chatbot will impact our lives more than ever in 2019.For instance, in the hospitality industry that caters to a clientele that is always on-the-go, a “virtual concierge” is nothing short of a blessing. These chatbot angels can handle endless questions about amenities round-the-clock — without any delays in service.This personal care form the bots free up their human counterparts to focus on more specialized requests. Similarly, in the retail business, AI engine powering a chatbot can dramatically optimize the customer experience by analyzing the visitor’s purchase history and past behavior to predict their current needs. Clients, customers and friends depend on a highly-personalized and highly interactive shopping experience, provided by the hyper-vigilant AI-powered “sales assistant.”80 percent of businesses aspire to integrate chatbots in their business model by 2020, making us wonder which industries and companies can reap the most significant benefits by implementing consumer-facing chatbots?Different Types of ChatbotsGenerally, chatbots are of two types:1. One which is rule-oriented.2. Other which is AI-Powered.1. Rule-Oriented ChatbotsIt is the type of chatbot that works on the basis of a specific set of rules. Such chatbots can only respond when they are triggered using particular commands. In case a user doesn’t know the command and types something else in the chat screen — it will automatically notify the user that it does not understand. You can easily find these commands by typing in the help command within the interface.2. AI-Powered ChatbotsThese chatbots work on the basis of artificial intelligence and machine learning. AI-Powered chatbots are more efficient than their counterpart, the “rule-oriented chatbots.” The AI bots not only understand the command language but also work on the element of human interaction. They cheerfully predict customer needs and respond accordingly based on the stored information from past interactions.Maybe you are under the impression that chatbots are merely associated with enterprise firms and global digital platforms — but that’s certainly not the case. Recent research conducted by Think Relay on the data assembled by NerdyData discovered that companies having fewer than 250 employees. Generally, using a chatbot with that number of regular employees can account for an almost 40 percent of all the businesses in the world.Some Interesting Chatbots and Their Impact on BusinessesHere are some exciting chatbots which can help you get the inspiration you need to get a chatbot for your business.1. Hipmunk’s Hello ChatbotIf you are the kind of business that is associated with the travel business, Hipmunk’s Hello chatbot is an algorithm that can work wonders for your travel agency. From booking flights to hotel rooms, you can offer a whole lot more to your customers through your travel agency website. With Hipmunk’s Hello chatbot, you can make your online presence more agile and proficient for customers. Moreover, travel chatbot can easiy be integrated with Slack, Facebook, and Skype.2. InstabotIf you want quick qualifying leads coming to your website, you need to integrate your website with Instabot. A recent study has revealed that customers who integrated Instabots in their websites observed almost a 33% increase in their sales in comparison to the traditional web contact forms. The best thing about having an Instabot is that it automatically segments the prospects and then sends them towards personalized mailing or pre-setted drip campaigns.3. JarvisIf you are reminiscing the Jarvis you watched in Iron-Man movies, know that it is not. This Jarvis is entirely different, but if there is one thing that is similar to the prototype shown in the film, Jarvis is highly efficient and can offer quick assistance to businesses. Jarvis is a messenger bot that sends you notifications on essential business tasks and deadlines. It not only helps you with running the business with greater efficiency, but it also assists you in streamlining your processes.4. RightClick.io Ask a website design agency in London, and they will tell you how time-consuming website development can be for someone who lacks the appropriate expertise. Many small businesses don’t have enough time to start their own online businesses, and this is where the RightClick.io comes in extremely handy. Powered by AIWA, this chatbot leverages Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing algorithms to make the chat experience much more interesting and engaging for customers. To create a website, all you have to do is chat with the bot and let it find the most interactive solutions for you.5. Nat Geo Genius Messenger BotDo you wish to have that nostalgic feel of having a vis-a-vis with the most mind-numbing geniuses that history spew out? NatGeo Genius Messenger Bot is a bot replete with entertainment, and it is specifically designed just for you. NatGeo Genius allows you to conduct conversations with geniuses such as Einstein and Picasso before the show gets aired. Geniuses often crack jokes with you, carry out personal conversations and answer professional queries quite proficiently.6. GeekBotsOne of the most troublesome challenges faced by teams while working coherently is how effectively they can communicate among themselves. When members are located across different parts of the world, they often find themselves struggling to stay on the same page with their teammates. Geekbot is a chatbot that helps organizations overcome this hurdle by establishing asynchronous team meetings in Slack. Now, whether you wish to chat with them or not, Geek-bot can enable you to communicate effectively.7. PullString ChatbotIf you are under the impression that you require sound technical knowledge and par excellent algorithm coding to launch a successful chatbot, then my friend, you are quite mistaken. The pull string chatbot is a platform that allows you to build the perfect chatbot of your dreams. It enables you to create the perfect conversation enabled applications without getting into the hassles of tiresome coding. The apps you design are highly-efficient and are the best fit for any kind of industry. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

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