first_imgAtlas of County Donegal – Cork University PressMartin McGuinness will tomorrow launch a new atlas designed to put Donegal on the map of contemporary Ireland.An Historical, Environmental and Cultural Atlas of County Donegal explores all aspects of the county, from archaeology to music to beaches.The atlas is a collection of works from 55 writers. It explores events such as the Hiring Fair and Flight of the Earls, and profiles local personalities from Rory Gallagher to Daniel O’Donnell. The 600-page book has 90 topics with photos, charts and paintings. It covers local personalities, from Rory Gallagher to Daniel O’Donnell.Martin McGuinnessThe book was created over two years by historian Seán Beattie and Cork academic Jim MacLaughlin.Martin McGuiness will launch the Atlas of County Donegal in LYIT tomorrow, Saturday September 7.McGuiness has Donegal connections through his Buncrana-born mother Peggy. MARTIN McGUINNESS TO PUT DONEGAL ON THE MAP! was last modified: September 6th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:donegalLYITmapmartin mcguinnesslast_img read more

Ohio’s July rainfall totals…so far

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On Thursday, after another round of heavy rainfall in parts of Ohio, farmers from all over the state sent us their most current rain gauge figures for the month of July.last_img

Two Ohio corn and soybean fields that are ahead of the pace | Seed Consultants agronomy update

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood joins Bill McDonald, director of agronomic services for Seed Consultants, in Fayette County to see progress in a rarity — two fields of corn and soybeans that are already planted. This in-depth agronomy update looks at the lessons to learn for this year and the season ahead.last_img

From #Jan25 to Tahrir: What Comes Next for the Internet Revolution?

first_imgguest author 1 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Guest author Ahmed Zidan lives in Egypt and is the editor of Mideast Youth. The Egyptian protesters have overthrown Mubarak after nearly 30 years. Egypt has come second in row after Tunisia. The two revolutions, the Tunisian and the Egyptian, have succeeded. Egypt has seen its first people’s revolution, and over 18 days many things changed until the regime was totally uninstalled.Let’s trace the protests back across the Mediterranean. The self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi in Sidi Bouzid was the spark for the massive Tunisian protests that overthrew then-president Ben Ali. The Tunisian protests, in turn, were the spark for Egypt’s #Jan25. And it’s very relevant to name it #Jan25, because it was totally Internet driven. (Other names include the Jan. 25 Revolution, Revolution of Anger, and lately Tahrir Revolution, an Arabic equivalent for Revolution of Liberation.) It’s not an overstatement to say that #SidiBouzid is the sole parent of #Jan25, and created a domino effect that will not stop in Egypt.Mideast Youth was hacked after an attack by anti-Kurdish groups. This came as a result of a video we recently launched promoting the Kurdish cause for human rights, as well as writing about the upcoming Kurdish demonstrations, which was apparently the final straw for these hackers. If you know anyone who can help, please get in touch by email, or you can also donate to help us make the move to new servers affordable.This is the first organized revolution of its kind in the history of mankind. It began with a Facebook page We Are All Khaled Said that called for this uprising. The social media tools were very critical in sparking these protests; the Internet is unmistakably the origin of the Egyptian protests. And once it broke loose, the Internet proved to be a very important tool for sharing news about the different demonstrations around Egypt.However, momentum was already building and the Egyptians already knew their route to the streets. That’s why when the Internet was blocked around the country in the early hours of Jan. 28, as well as a total blackout on all mobile networks, it never affected the ongoing protests and actually backfired on the government: netizens marched into the streets instead of checking Twitter trends online. Monday, Feb. 7: Wael Ghonim, an Egyptian Google employee, blogger, and the admin of the page “We Are All Khalid Said” broken into tears on a satellite television channel after he saw the victims of the protests. Wael saw them for the first time after his release following a 12 day detention. Wael’s tears provided a big boost to the revolution and begun a countdown for the ruling regime.Day of Egypt’s Love, Tuesday, Feb. 8: Another March of Millions: One of the most crowded day in the square. Tahrir to Egypt is definitely like Twitter to the Internet. The double Ts have pushed this revolution miles forwards.Friday of Resolve, Feb. 11: The demonstrators kept their heads high demanding the overthrow of the regime, regardless all the concessions offered. Another call for a March of Millions. Cairo, Alexandria, and others have witnessed large protests. The victorious moment came at 6 p.m. local time. Cairo streets went mad. Celebrations were everywhere for the jubilant protesters: car horns, flags waving, dancing, singing, and fainting in disbelief. The French word dégagé seems to have a magical effect against the autocratic regimes. The word is “trending” in the streets of the Middle East. The Tunisian scenario of implementing democracy by the people has now also occurred in Egypt. And what happened in Egypt, by far, will not stay in Egypt.The question now is what comes after? My banner at the first March of Millions was “This is Egypt, not Iran.” I’m not an Islamophobe because phobia implies an irrational fear of certain things, which isn’t the case with political Islam. I have two fears at the moment. The first fear is at the international/regional level. The peace treaty with Israel is very important to retain, regardless of the orientation of the forthcoming president. It’s a pivotal point for a long-term peace in the region, plus, it’s a mutual interest for both the people of Egypt and Israel.The second fear is a local one: political Islam. Political Islam is the main driving force behind some of the most horrible terrorist attacks in the history of mankind, and also the core base for states like Iran, and groups like Qa’ida, Taliban, Hezbollah and the Muslim Brotherhood. The organization, financing and resources of the Muslim Brotherhood as an establishment in Egypt dates back to 1928, and has paved the way for terrorist groups like Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya and Al Takfir Wal Hijra.The Jihadi school of thought is the world’s most challenging danger at the moment – this is not Western media agitprop, but simply a reality. However, I believe that the youth here in Egypt, or there in Tunisia, are aware of this – not all of them, but a significant percentage.I’m betting on a new trend of #revolutions in 2011 will sweep across the region. I think that they will resemble the 1989 revolutions that resulted in the dissolution of the totalitarian communist USSR. Tunisia and Egypt were the beginning, but similar uprisings in Iran, Libya, Algeria, Yemen, Bahrain, Qatar and maybe also Kurdistan are highly expected.These revolutions will not turn out to reproduce a Lenin-USSR or a Khomeini-Iran, two of the most famous revolutions of the last century that produced more corrupt and totalitarian regimes than pre-revolution. The Internet revolutions are different; the youth who have called for them are very aware of the risks to individual liberties and minorities in the region and the world as a whole and that may accompany the birth of a new Islamist state.Here comes our challenge as intellectuals: Analyze, write, explain, and debate with the mainstream, whether in Tunisia, Egypt, or any other country in the region, about the hazards of political Islam.Flickr CC photo by M. Soli Tags:#international#web Day of Anger, Tuesday, Jan. 25. The warm up to the protests: The day that commemorates the National Day of Police, whose unlimited power was a key point in the unfolding protests. Batons, water cannons and teargas grenades provided Egypt with its most popular sightseeing throughout the day.Friday of Anger, Jan. 28: High pressure point, or I’ve smelt this odor before!: The day kicked off with a total communication blackout, and didn’t end with Egyptians sensitized to teargas. The protesters used a new tactic: demonstrating in many areas simultaneously. It distracted the police forces, who retreated around 6 p.m., leaving behind a state of chaos. The military was deployed and the night-time curfew announced. The different demonstration points lead to the major focal point and the core of the protests afterwards: Tahrir Square. Teargas withdrawal effects were a very common complaint for protesters after the mysterious evaporation of police forces.March of Millions, Tuesday, Feb. 1: Tahrir Carnival. That was really one of the greatest days of this uprising. Hundreds of thousands gathered in the square, singing, chanting, joking, laughing and sharing stories. It was indeed a Tahrir unconference.Battle of Tahrir, Wednesday, Feb. 2: A bloody day in the square. A new turning point, as pro-Mubarak forces, inspired by his speech the previous night, appeared for the first time, along with, according to some reports, thugs hired by the regime. They clashed with the protesters in Tahrir Square, the peaceful protesters outnumbering the pro-Mubarak groups, but the latter were riding horses and camels, and were armed with swords, whips, clubs, stones, rocks, pocket knives, and reportedly, Molotov cocktails, ammunition and and late-night hit men. At the end of the day there were eight dead and dozens of causalities among the protesters. Some commentators have called it the Egyptian Tiananmen Square.Sunday of the Martyrs, Feb. 6: Christian hymns and Muslim prayers side-by-side in the square to honor the martyrs of the uprising. By the end they would number at least 300, according to many reports, as well as six Bouazizi copycats who self-immolated, 13 policemen, and thousands of injured. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts The freedom of the Internet is a major headache for totalitarian regimes around the world, and that’s why they all emulate the same violations against freedom of expression. By and large, it would be very fair to name the Egyptian Revolt as the first Internet Revolution of the era.Lead photo and sunset photo Flickr CC by Omar Robert HamiltonThe world has been watching Egypt’s revolution closely; there were many twists and turning points similar to what happened in Tunisia. The major historic events include:Stay tuned to Egypt’s voice on CrowdVoice to get updates around the clock about the Egyptian Revolution.last_img read more

Chelsea F.C.’s Antonio Conte wins Manager of the Year- LMA

first_imgChelsea’s Antonio Conte was named Manager of the Year at a League Managers Association awards ceremony on Monday after leading his side to the Premier League title and FA Cup final.The 47-year-old Italian, whose team finished seven points clear of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, will lead Chelsea out against Arsenal in the Cup final at Wembley on Saturday.Chelsea’s 93 points was the second highest total since the Premier League began in 1992 and they became the first Premier League team to register 30 victories in one season.”I think I’ve had a lot of incredible emotions in my first season here in England. I want to say thank you to all the people who voted for me. It’s great to receive this award. I hope I deserved this,” Conte said.”It’s fantastic to read all the names that won this trophy and to stay with these managers is a great achievement for me. I hope to continue in the best way,” he added after receiving the award from former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson.Chris Hughton, 58, was named Championship (second-tier) manager of the year after guiding Brighton & Hove Albion into the Premier League as runners-up to Newcastle United.last_img read more

Slow start turns into blowout for Ohio State Buckeyes beat Tulsa 483

OSU junior Jalyn Holmes embraces a teammate after a play against Tulsa on Sept. 10, 2016. OSU won 48-3. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorOhio State football fans came into Saturday’s matchup against Tulsa with high hopes after the team’s drubbing of Bowling Green last week. Buckeye fans saw a much different game in the first half from their team against the Golden Hurricane, but OSU was too much to handle in the second half, winning 48-3.Things could not have started better for the Buckeyes, as the first pass from Tulsa quarterback Dane Evans was tipped at the line, and intercepted by redshirt sophomore cornerback Marshon Lattimore.A short field did not help OSU find the endzone early. After two failed run plays, a pass from redshirt junior J.T. Barrett intended for redshirt sophomore Noah Brown was swatted away, forcing the Buckeyes to trot out their field goal unit.After senior kicker Tyler Durbin gave OSU a 3-0 lead, the game fell into a defensive stalemate. Sloppy offensive play and little movement by either team’s offensive units kept things close throughout the first quarter.“The offensive line gets a lot of praise around,” OSU coach Urban Meyer said. “Also, when things aren’t going well, it’s probably because we’re not playing up to our expectation level.”Coming off a stellar game against San Jose State, Tulsa junior running back D’Angelo Brewer found wide-open running lanes for much of the first half, slashing through the Buckeyes front seven for 47 first-half yards.The absence of redshirt junior Tracy Sprinkle was apparent for the Buckeyes. A distinct lack of push along the defensive line allowed Evans to remain in the pocket and create space for Brewer to pick up multiple first downs.“The loss of Tracy Sprinkle…it set us back a bit because he’s such a great leader and a great player,” OSU redshirt sophomore defensive end Sam Hubbard said. “These young guys had a good day and stepped up.”Hubbard also said he was pleased with the play of redshirt freshman Davon Hamilton and redshirt freshman Dre’Mont Jones, who are filling in for the injured Sprinkle. Combined, the two players picked up three tackles.OSU redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett struggled to connect with receivers, completing eight passes on 14 attempts and only racking up 69 yards. His biggest target of the first half, redshirt sophomore Terry McLaurin, had a 16-yard catch, which was the longest reception of the first half.Without much of an offensive attack, the Silver Bullets stepped up in a big way, picking off Evans three times in the first half, two of which were returned for touchdowns.Redshirt sophomore safety Malik Hooker’s interception was good enough for a 26-yard return, putting the Buckeyes up 13-3.Redshirt sophomore cornerback Marshon Lattimore picked off two first half passes, returning one all the way back for a score with less than a minute left in the half.“This was my first pick six ever; I was excited to just get out there,” Lattimore said. “I had some blockers in front of me, so they really helped me out, too.”A delay for inclement weather lasted from 5:25 p.m. until 6:35 p.m., as lightning was spotted multiple times near the stadium during the pause in play. The halftime show was cancelled, and many OSU fans left the stadium during the hour-long storm.However, the Buckeyes were a different team in the second half, leaning heavily on the legs of junior H-back Curtis Samuel.On the initial drive of the second half, Samuel busted off a few double-digit yardage runs, and set a key block that opened a lane for Barrett to break the goal line. The touchdown marked Barrett’s second rushing touchdown of the season.The hour-long break seemed to create a spark for OSU on both sides of the ball, with the Buckeyes preventing Tulsa from scoring during the second half. Evans threw his fourth interception on the day, and once again failed to find paydirt.Opposing offenses have struggled against OSU so far this season, with the Buckeyes defense having yet to surrender a touchdown to another team’s offense.Weber was the leading rusher of the day for OSU, carrying the ball 17 times for 92 yards and a touchdown. Barrett finished the day with a statline of 14 for 22 and 149 yards, with no passing touchdowns and two rushing scores.“I thought the best thing he did is he hit the hole hard, he ran hard, but he also hung on that ball,” Meyer said. “It’s night and day compared to who he was a year ago.”Samuel came back to Earth a bit after racking up 261 all-purpose yards last Saturday, failing to find the endzone after scoring three times against Bowling Green. He still managed to gain 140 total yards, much of which came in the second half.Senior H-back Dontre Wilson picked up a late touchdown run, which was his first rushing touchdown of the year.The wide receiver’s play for OSU was heavily criticized by Meyer last week, and there was little in terms of improvement by the unit. Wideouts for the Buckeyes combined for five receptions, 49 yards and no scores.The Buckeyes face a tough test next week in Norman, Oklahoma, against the Sooners. 14th-ranked Oklahoma lost in its first week against then-No. 15 Houston, taking a hit to its ranking. Both OSU and Oklahoma will be looking for a win to remain prominent in the national picture.The game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium next Saturday.This article has been amended by quotes following the post-game conference. read more

Larry Johnson bringing new mindset to Ohio State defensive line

Members of the OSU defense line take part in a drill during spring practice March 20 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.Credit: Mark Batke / For The LanternWhen former Ohio State defensive line coach Mike Vrabel left the Buckeye staff to join the Houston Texans, many wondered if OSU could successfully replace such a polarizing figure.According to its players, OSU has done just that.Larry Johnson, who coached at Penn State from 1996-2013, has made a positive impression on the players he coaches.“It is just a different attitude,” sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa said Thursday after practice when comparing Vrabel’s style of coaching to Johnson’s. “Their technique is all similar. He is more positive, I dare say.”Bosa, who had a breakout freshman year in 2013 — tallying 7.5 sacks, tied for the team lead — said he responds better to Johnson’s uplifting style of coaching.“Coach J is super positive, he is never really tearing anyone down,” Bosa said. “The coaches have been much more positive in trying to coach and make us better.”Teammate and fellow defensive lineman, junior Adolphus Washington, agreed with Bosa and said Johnson has been encouraging the players to succeed.“What is unique about him is that he is always a motivator. He is going to tell you what to do and he is going to show you how to do it and he is going to motivate you to do it,” Washington said. “Instead of using an angrier approach to it, he uses more of a teaching approach.”Johnson said he wants his players to understand the love he has for football as well as showing them the right way to play.“My deal is about passion. I want my guys to see the passion in how I coach. And that’s in my room, off the field and every area of their lives,” Johnson said. “I bring the same intensity, but I’m also teaching at the same time and getting them (to) understand my passion for the game and to feel that.”Despite only being in Columbus for a few months — OSU officially announced Johnson as part of its staff Jan. 16 — Johnson said his players are beginning to buy into what he wants them to.“They’ve got to trust me. I tell them all the time once they drink the Kool-Aid, we’re ready to go,” Johnson said. “Understanding 4-6 (seconds), A-B, that’s the style we’re going to play here, and once they understand my passion for that and then (I) told them the first day I got here I was going to do the best I can to reach them.”The Buckeyes, who were thin on the defensive line last year, will look to try and develop depth, something Johnson said he is striving to achieve.“There’s not a first group, there’s not a second group — there’s a group of guys trying to get better. And I’ve sold them on that idea that there are going to be eight, nine guys playing who compete,” Johnson said. “It’s not the guy who started the game, it’s the guys who finish the game that are going to make a difference. I think they’ve bought into that and I think that’s what’s really neat.”Johnson wants to bring back the “Silver Bullet” mindset the OSU defense did not seem to have last year, as they gave up 38.3 points per game in their last three games, of which they lost two. He said it’s what OSU is known for, and it is what he wants to get back to.“Great defense … I think that’s what we all feel we’re going to get back to,” Johnson said. “So it’s one focus, one fight, one team and just one idea about being the best defense in the country.”Bosa said Johnson has mentioned the Silver Bullet mindset around the players and he is trying to develop an attitude about them.“We watch guys that played before us and how hard they played,” Bosa said. “But again, we are focusing on playing hard and just competing against the offense.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on Navy Aug. 30 at noon at M&T Bank Stadium. read more

You are not alone Suicide Awareness And Prevention

first_imgIn addition, KPBSD was awarded a three year Suicide Awareness, Prevention and Postvention (SAPP) grant from the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. The three year grant proposal targets high risk populations of students in grades 7-12 at Homer Flex, Marathon School, and Kenai Alternative School. And, in year two and three of the grant, additional KPBSD middle and high schools. One of the organizations seeking to offer resources to those in need is within the Kenai Peninsula  Borough School District. The district launched the “You are not alone” suicide awareness and prevention program. More than one thousand students from Kenai Central High School, Kenai Middle School, Nikiski Middle-High School, Skyview Middle School, Soldotna Prep, and Soldotna High School attended assemblies about suicide awareness. Student leaders at KCHS received additional training about suicide awareness. Everyone received yellow wristbands with a Care line that anyone can call, anytime: 877-266-HELP. Another program offered by the district is Sources of Strength. “While suicide is sometimes a difficult topic to discuss, it is also paramount that we as a community address it head on,” said Sean Dusek, superintendent. “Programs such as Sources of Strength are critical components of our commitment and dedication to support our students through the myriad of issues they may experience throughout their lives.”center_img Mental health conditions are often seen as the cause of suicide, but suicide is rarely caused by any single factor. Many people who die by suicide are not known to have a diagnosed mental health condition at the time of death. Problems contributing to suicides include stresses over relationships, housing, money, health, employment, substance abuse, or legal woes. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享As suicide rates continue to increase across the United States and on the Kenai Peninsula, multiple programs and organizations seek to raise awareness about the trend and offer resources to those who need it. Students learned that many people think that openly talking about suicide raises the risk. The fact is that asking someone directly usually lowers their anxiety, opens up lines of communication, and also lowers the risk of an impulsive act.last_img read more