Donegal SFC Championship: Fixtures, venues and dates confirmed……..

first_imgThe dates and venues for the Donegal SFC Championship have been confirmed by the Donegal County Board. The clash of the Donegal SFC last eight, is undoubtedly the meeting of St Eunan’s and Naomh Conaill.That fixture has been confirmed for Sunday, September 25th, at Mac Cumhaill Park (Throw-in 5pm) The clash between Dungloe and Malin earlier that afternoon will take place at O’Donnell Park. (Throw-in time of 2.30pm)On Saturday night, Donegal SFC favourites Kilcar face Termon at Mac Cumhaill Park. (Throw-in time 8.30pm)While earlier that day, Glenswilly face Mac Cumhaills at O’Donnell Park. (Throw-in time 4pm)In the Donegal Senior B championship, Dungloe face Gaoth Dobhair in a mouth-watering derby clash at O’Donnell Park, on Sunday September 25th. (1pm throw-in) In the other quarter-final down for decision that Sunday is St Eunan’s against Glenfin which takes places at Mac Cumhaill Park. (3.30pm throw-in)On Saturday evening, Kilcar face Naomh Conaill at Mac Cumhaill Park (7pm throw-in) while earlier that day Mac Cumhaills and Ardara do battle in O’Donnell Park. (2.30pm throw-in)Dungloe versus Gaoth Dobhair is the pick of the ties, and it should be a bruising encounter between two teams with genuine aspirations of landing the titleThe relegation clashes will also take place over the weekend with Ardara facing Killybegs at Mac Cumhaill Park on Sunday. (3pm throw-in)While Glenfin and Four Masters clash at Mac Cumhaill Park on Saturday at 5.30pm. Donegal SFC Championship: Fixtures, venues and dates confirmed…….. was last modified: September 12th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Donegal SFCfixturesGAASenior B ChampionshipSportlast_img read more

Top safety plan for World Cup

first_imgNew SAPS vehicles were paraded in Sandton toshow that South Africa’s security agenciesare prepared for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.(Image: Bongani Nkosi) South Africa’s security agencies will do their utmost to ensure fans are protected and the country remains safe during the 2010 Fifa World Cup, the country’s government has promised.The agencies, which include police and various emergency services, have been ready for some time now, National Police Commissioner Bheki Cele said at a parade in Sandton, Johannesburg, on 17 May. “We are ready to host the World Cup …”Local and international journalists, many of whom are already stationed here for next month’s tournament, were in Sandton to witness the display of high-tech armoured police and traffic vans, chase helicopters and ambulance fleet to be used during the June-July period.The display should give overseas reporters a good indication of the country’s security preparations, Cele said. “The international media must tell the world what they see,” he added.The nation’s expertly trained soldiers also showed off their skills during the parade, as the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the army will work together on various operations during the World Cup.Government had allocated R1.35-billion (US$179-million) to these two forces to ensure maximum security for the month-long tournament.As the country counts down the 23 days remaining until kick-off, the display was “a show of strength of all agencies”, Cele said. “Definitely, South Africa is ready. We’re ready to secure all stadiums …”Some R665-million($88. 2-million) has been spent on World Cup security equipment, which – in addition to the armoured vehicles and helicopters – include sniper rifles, surveillance cameras, advanced bomb-disabling equipment and water cannons.About 41 000 SAPS officers will be deployed during World Cup operations. The group will consist of 31 000 permanent officers and 10 000 reservists, with a combined budget of R640-million ($85-million).Joint forcesPolice and intelligence officers will also work with Interpol and the Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation (SARPCCO). Ronald Noble, Interpol’s secretary-general, announced in April that about 25 of its member countries will supply additional security personnel to South Africa for the World Cup.While Interpol will provide top-notch intelligence and surveillance equipment, SARPCCO is expected to play a critical role in helping South Africa secure its borders and ensure that people don’t enter the country illegally during June and July.The remaining 31 teams that have qualified for the World Cup will also send their own security officers to deal with any terrorism or general crime threats.International security agencies have given a “thumbs up” to South Africa’s World Cup security plans, Cele said.Lasting legacySouth African forces have received training in crowd control management from the French National Police Force. Thanks to the leadership and expertise of French General Herve Niel, among others, SAPS members are now well equipped to deal with violent outbreaks.“The resources that have been put in place and the training will be there to benefit the people South Africa long after the World Cup,” Cele said.“South Africa will never be the same again after the World Cup,” added Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane.The South African Football Association is satisfied with World Cup security plans, said its CEO Lesley Sedibe. Security of all 32 participating teams will be prioritised, he added. “We’re confident that the security of all the teams is in good hands.”last_img read more

USDA now making Dairy Margin Coverage Program payments

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened enrollment for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program on June 17 and has started issuing payments to producers who purchased coverage. Producers can enroll through Sept. 20, 2019.“Times have been especially tough for dairy farmers, and while we hope producers’ margins will increase, the Dairy Margin Coverage program is providing support at a critical time for many in the industry,” said Bill Northey, USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation. “With lower premiums and higher levels of assistance than previous programs, DMC is already proving to be a good option for a lot of dairy producers across the country.  USDA is committed to efficiently implementing the safety net programs in the 2018 Farm Bill and helping producers deal with the challenges of the ever-changing farm economy.”Authorized by the 2018 Farm Bill, DMC replaces the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy). The program offers protection to dairy producers when the difference between the all-milk price and the average feed cost (the margin) falls below a certain dollar amount selected by the producer. To date, nearly 10,000 operations have signed up for the new program, and FSA has begun paying approximately $100 million to producers for January through May.May Margin PaymentDMC provides coverage retroactive to January 1, 2019, with applicable payments following soon after enrollment.The May 2019 income over feed cost margin was $9.00 per hundredweight (cwt.), triggering the fifth payment for eligible dairy producers who purchase the $9.50 level of coverage under DMC. Payments for January, February, March and April also were triggered.With the 50% hay blend, FSA’s revised April 2019 income over feed cost margin is $8.82 per cwt. The revised margins for January, February and March are, respectively, $7.71, $7.91 and $8.66.Coverage Levels and MPP ReimbursementsDairy producers can choose coverage levels from $4 up to $9.50 at the time of signup. More than 98% of the producers currently enrolled have elected $9.50 coverage on up to 95% of their production history. More InformationOn December 20, 2018, President Trump signed into law the 2018 Farm Bill, which provides support, certainty and stability to our nation’s farmers, ranchers and land stewards by enhancing farm support programs, improving crop insurance, maintaining disaster programs and promoting and supporting voluntary conservation. FSA is committed to implementing these changes as quickly and effectively as possible, and today’s updates are part of meeting that goal.For more information, visit farmers.gov DMC webpage or contact your local USDA service center. To locate your local FSA office, visit farmers.gov/service-locator.last_img read more

Home Ownership: When is the right time?

first_imgThe Personal Finance group will present a web conference on the largest financial transaction most individuals or families make: purchasing a home. On May 8 at 2:30 p.m. ET, N.C. Extension Agent and certified housing counselor, Jayne McBurney, M.S. and Dr. Carolyn Bird, Principal Investigator of the Military Families Learning Network’s Personal Finance Professional Development Project, will present this important topic.There are a myriad of factors to consider before the purchase of a home. This decision can be more complex for military families who have the consideration of relocation. This conference will cover:The home buying processFinancial readinessHow to determine housing affordability and service-related considerationsSelected research articles and online resources have been identified to enhance this presentation for participants.To join the session, log on as “guest” just a few minutes before 2:30 p.m. on May 8. No registration is required.Click here to learn more about the Military Families Learning Network.For more information about this upcoming web conference, visit the event page.last_img read more

J&K women welcome stamp duty exemption for buying property

first_imgWomen in Jammu and Kashmir have welcomed the decision by the State government to approve zero percent stamp duty on the purchase of property by them.“It’s a welcome step. The move will help women scale up the social ladder in J&K,” said Nazia Ashraf, a businesswoman.The Cabinet on Friday approved to levy a stamp duty of 5% for buyers in urban areas and 3% in rural areas. “However, it is zero percent if the property in both urban as well as rural areas is registered in the name of a female member of the family,” reads the Cabinet decision, approved by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday evening.Earlier, the stamp duty was at seven percent.Ms. Mufti claimed women in J&K, as of now, owned bare minimum immovable assets even after contributing the maximum to the society. “This incentive will encourage families to register their properties in the name of their sisters, daughters, wives and mothers,” said Ms. Mufti.Former finance minister and MLA Rajpora Hasseb Drabu described the government move as a creative way of empowerment by market incentives. “It will help gender balancing of social power relations,” said Mr. Drabu.According to the 2011 census, there are 859 females per 1000 males in J&K and female literacy rate stands at 58.01 percent.last_img read more