Donegal’s Youth Councillors are encouraging young people to ‘get the facts’ about the HSE’s HPV vaccine in order to increase uptake.The HPV vaccine schools programme is underway for all first year students in secondary school, including girls and, for the first time, boys.Back in 2008, the Donegal Youth Council of the time campaigned for the rollout of the HPV Vaccination for girls. The current Donegal Youth Council is keen to support this important work and are campaigning to influence their peers to get informed and get vaccinated. Members of the Donegal Youth Council with key messages of the HPV campaignIn preparation for this, a sub-group of youth councillors met with the HSE Area Medical Officer for a briefing on the virus, the importance of the HPV vaccination and the schools programme. The sub-group were able to ask questions so they are well informed. When asked what messages they took from the session, one Youth Councillor said, “know where your information is coming from and get the facts” while another commented, “the vaccine is free and it can change your life.”Donegal Youth Councillors finding out about HPV and the importance of vaccination from Pauline Gallagher – Area Medical Officer HSEThe next steps will be for the Youth Council to promote the key messages, to their followers via their Instagram and Twitter accounts, throughout the rollout of the school’s programme, and also through discussions with their families and friends. The Donegal Youth Council is one of 31 Comhairle na nÓg’s throughout the country, so their message will be wide-reaching.The sub group will report back to the wider Youth Council at their next county-wide meeting. However, in the meantime, all youth councillors have received information on the campaign. HPV is a virus that can cause cervical cancer, and other cancers in both women and men. The uptake of the HPV vaccine has a participation rate of approximately 70%, which is an increase of 20% points since 2017. Donegal Youth Councillors get behind HPV vaccination programme was last modified: September 18th, 2019 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:Donegal Youth Councilhpv vaccine
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Emily UnglesbeeDTN Staff ReporterROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) — With major storm systems working their way across the Plains, Midwest and South this week, planting may seem a more distant dream than ever.For some farmers, it may be time to start prioritizing some fieldwork over others, crop experts told DTN.“Of the big three — nitrogen applications, weed control and planting — nitrogen is the lowest priority, because we can apply that later,” said Bob Nielsen, an Extension corn specialist with Purdue University. “Weed control and planting take priority in a delayed spring like this.”Farmers can play catch-up with side-dressed nitrogen applications, but once weeds are four- to six-inches tall, weed control will be a season-long struggle, noted Purdue Extension weed scientist Bill Johnson.And, while early planting is just one of many factors that affect final bushels per acre, it does have a strong and fairly reliable correlation to yield — particularly after May 1. Nielsen and other agronomists have shown that a corn crop will lose 0.3% yield every day that it isn’t planted in early May and up to 1% per day by the end of that month.NITROGEN: SWITCH SOURCES OR DELAYConsider switching up your nitrogen source to help you meet a timely planting goal first, said Peter Scharf, an Extension nutrient management specialist with the University of Missouri. Anhydrous ammonia is a popular option for pre-plant nitrogen applications, but applying it can be a time-consuming operation.“Moving to dry or liquid on most or all acres would save a lot of time,” Scharf noted in an article posted on the university’s Integrated Pest Management website. Otherwise, consider moving all or most of your nitrogen to a side-dressing application later in the season. “For those who normally split N, this might be a good year to apply it in a single shot — whenever works best, but more likely at the time of the second application in your split,” Scharf said.Both Scharf and Nielsen noted that, except in extreme circumstances, corn is unlikely to lose yield to very early-season nitrogen deficiency. The crop can still yield very well even if it receives no nitrogen until a V6 to V8 side-dress application, Scharf said. “I’ve put together data from five states over three decades and it all agrees: on average, you’ll get the same yield applying N as a single shot at waist high as at planting,” he said. “It’s not something I’d recommend. But the point is good timing on weed control and planting are a lot more likely to affect your income than good timing on N.”Other spring nutrient applications can also safely take a back seat in a delayed spring, Scharf added. “If I wanted to apply P & K but hadn’t gotten it done by planting time, I’d plant and come back later with the P & K.”BRACE FOR FAST AND FURIOUS WEEDSMidwest farmers may face a messy blend of weed types in their fields in the weeks to come, Johnson warned. A cool, rainy March delayed the emergence of many winter annuals, such as marestail, some of which are just now emerging. Yet as April warms and advances, early-emerging summer annual weeds are also starting to sprout.“There will be mixture of winter and summer annuals to control, which becomes a concern, especially for no-tillers, as you get rank weed growth creating these mats of vegetation that lay on soil and hold moisture in and keep temperatures cool,” Johnson said.Consider spending your first days in the field controlling these weeds, which will quickly outgrow the size at which most herbicides are effective, roughly 4 to 6 inches.“Most foliar post-emergence herbicides in corn have corn growth stage restrictions — many are around V6, or when corn is 12- to 18-inches tall,” Johnson added. “There are very few herbicides you can use on big corn and then you have a challenge of controlling big weeds in big corn, and that’s something you should never try to do on purpose.”At a minimum, Johnson recommends applying a burndown with at least a half- or two-thirds rate of a residual herbicide included. “That allows them opportunity to put more residual on later and spread out the length of time for residuals to work,” he said. But if you doubt your ability to make a timely second herbicide application, put on a full rate of residuals with your burndown, he added.Finally, brace for fast-growing weeds, which will have plenty of moisture on hand when the ground finally becomes warm and dry. “Make sure you have enough product on hand, if you have to increase rates to take down bigger weeds if weed growth becomes excessive,” Johnson said.For those planning on tillage to prep seedbeds and control weeds, an abbreviated plan might be necessary in a wet spring like this one, Nielsen added. “Farmers will either need to be really patient and not run on wet fields and create compaction, or think seriously about cutting back on one or two tillage operations,” he said.For more details on changing up your nitrogen plans in favor of weed control and planting, see Scharf’s article from the University of Missouri here:https://ipm.missouri.edu/…See more on the relationship between planting date and corn yield from Nielsen here: https://www.agry.purdue.edu/…Emily Unglesbee can be reached at [email protected] her in Twitter @Emily_Unglesbee(PS/CZ/BAS)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. 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Google has acquired Bump, the application that lets users touch devices to share files and information and one of the top 25 best-selling iPhone apps of all time. Bump and Flock, the collaborative photo sharing service it founded last year, will continue to maintain their services but the company said users should stay tuned for future updates.The terms of the deal were not disclosed. It’s unclear why the tech giant scooped up the five-year-old startup, but Google could have acquired Bump for its easy-to-use file-sharing technology as a response to Apple’s AirDrop, which is integrated into iOS 7. Earlier this month, we sat down with Bump founder David Lieb, who told us the secret to Bump’s success. “I don’t have to think about anything, I just bump the phones together and it works—that’s what’s allowed Bump to get so big,” he said. “It’s just dead simple.”That simplicity could be exactly what Google is looking for. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Tags:#Bump#Google A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… selena larson 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Greg Slaughter in his first game back since suffering an ACL injury 10 months ago. PBA IMAGESGreg Slaughter proved that he’s no longer feeling the lingering effects of his ACL injury as his dominant showing in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup was enough for him to take home his first Best Player of the Conference award.The 6-foot-11 center averaged 14.7 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.6 blocks as he helped the Gin Kings earn a return trip to the finals and defend their throne.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Green Archers get back at Fighting Maroons View comments The 29-year-old slotman averaged 25.4 points, 20.1 rebounds, 6.8 assists, and 1.3 blocks to stamp his class among this conference’s reinforcements.Durham gathered 1,219 votes, powered by 592 statistical points, 421 media votes, 57 player votes, and 150 votes from the PBA as he was the unanimous choice as this conference’s top import.He also became the first reinforcement to win the award in back-to-back seasons since Gabe Freeman in the 2009 and 2010 Fiesta Conferences, as well as becoming the ninth reinforcement to bag the Best Import award multiple times, following the footsteps of seven-time winner Bobby Parks, as well as two-time victors Norman Black, Billy Ray Bates, Ken Redfield, Derrick Brown, Jerald Honeycutt, Freeman, and Arizona Reid.Durham bested Ginebra’s Justin Brownlee (834 votes), TNT’s Glen Rice Jr. (574 votes), and San Miguel’s Terrence Watson (482 votes) for the plum.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Slaughter received 975 votes to win the award after getting 393 statistical points, 412 media votes, 20 player votes, and 150 votes from the PBA Commissioner’s Office.He became only the sixth Ginebra player to win the highest individual plum in a conference, joinig the likes of Marlou Aquino, Eric Menk, Mark Caguioa, Jayjay Helterbrand, and LA Tenorio.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSlaughter edged Meralco swingman Chris Newsome for the award after the sophomore got 707 votes, as well as San Miguel big man June Mar Fajardo (617 votes), TNT slasher Jayson Castro (440 votes), and San Miguel forward Arwind Santos (371 votes).PBA IMAGESMeanwhile, Allen Durham was once again hailed as the Bobby Parks Best Import for the season-ending conference. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president
India were left bruised and battered as they were shot out for a mere 224 in their first innings and then allowed Somerset to score at a rollicking pace before the three-day warm-up game ended in an expected tame draw on the final day at Taunton Sunday.The world number one side, who rested a few top players including captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the only tour game, were outplayed by Somerset for most part of the day except for the brief period when Suresh Raina launched a counter-attack to score a dazzling unbeaten 103.India were completely outplayed by the English county side in the first two days also. They go into the first Test of the four-match series starting on July 21 after being at the receiving end of a county side in the tour game.After shooting India out for 224 in the morning session, Somerset scored at an amazing 6.34 runs per over to declare their second innings at 260 for two from just 41 overs at the tea break itself, leaving India an impossible victory target of 462.England captain Andrew Strauss, who was featuring in the practice game as a guest player for Somerset, top-scored with an unbeaten 109 while Peter Trego also remained not out with a 57-ball blitzkrieg of 85 which was studded with seven fours and sixes apiece.In their second innings, India were 69 for no loss before rain brought the proceedings to a close. Abhinav Mukund and Gautam Gambhir, who led the visiting side in the absence of Dhoni, were on 33 and 36 respectively when the two sides decided to end the game.advertisementIt was struggle again for the Indian bowlers on the final day with Strauss and Trego sending them for a leatherhunt by raining fours and sixes in Somerset’s second innings.Strauss followed up his 78 of the first innings with an unconquered 109 in the second essay. Somerset compiled 249 runs at the cost of two wickets from 36 overs in the post-lunch session.The sheen off Strauss innings’ was off though since Zaheer Khan did not come out on the field in the second innings of the hosts. But the rest of the Indian bowling was as ineffective as it was in the first innings.Also missing from the field was Sachin Tendulkar who chose to stay indoors during England?s second innings.The word from the dressing room though was that there is nothing wrong with the two cricketers.Somerset, who led India by 201 runs on the first innings, were rapidly into their stride as Strauss and his opening partner Arul Suppiah had their second century stand of the match. The duo stitched 129 runs for the unbroken third wicket.Leg-spinner Amit Mishra then managed two wickets off successive balls when Suppiah (45) and Hildreth (0) fell to catches in the close-in cordon but he was made to pay for irking the hosts.Peter Trego, the new man in, launched into Mishra with such ferocity that the leg-spinner conceded 61 runs from a mere three overs at one stage.Trego, in Mishra’s 12th over, reaped 28 runs, hitting a four and then the next four balls for sixes before playing the last ball with a dead bat.Mishra switched ends, even tried to bowl wides, but Trego was unstoppable.In the morning session, Suresh Raina’s counter-attacking unbeaten 103 single-handedly took India to 224 all out in their first innings.-With PTI inputs
Crystal Palace ‘We deserved to win’ – De Boer remains defiant after latest Crystal Palace loss Iain Strachan 23:16 10/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Crystal Palace Burnley v Crystal Palace Burnley Premier League A 1-0 reverse at the hands of Burnley meant the Eagles continued their pitiful start to the campaign, but their manager believes they should have won Under-fire Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer has backed his players to turn things around after suffering a fourth consecutive defeat to start the Premier League season.Former Ajax coach De Boer succeeded Sam Allardyce at Selhurst Park in June, but his team are without a point and yet to score in the 2017-18 campaign.Sunday’s 1-0 loss at Burnley piled further pressure on the Dutchman, who is adamant the team produced an encouraging performance in the narrow defeat at Turf Moor. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing “Everybody who was in the stadium or sitting behind the television, I think there was only one team deserving to win and that was us,” he told Sky Sports.”But that’s football, sometimes you don’t get what you deserve. But you can also blame yourself. We gave a goal away. And not scoring our opportunities.”FT: It’s all over at Turf Moor…[1-0] #BURCRY pic.twitter.com/eieYaInnEb— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) September 10, 2017A Lee Chung-yong error gifted Chris Wood the only goal in the third minute of the match, De Boer acknowledging the early blow hurt his side.”Of course you don’t expect that,” he said.”I had a good feeling we would score, I had confidence, but we didn’t start with that confidence. “We played how we can play, sometimes with long balls, sometimes on the ground. We created our chances, didn’t give anything away. “We controlled the game, but then you have to reward yourself. “We didn’t score and don’t have any points right now. It’s unbelievable when you see this game. “But the most important thing I always think is if you’re going to play like this every week we will get what we deserve. “Football is about scoring goals, no doubt it. We have to do that much better.”
Redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) drops back to pass behind redshirt junior offensive tackle Brandon Bowen (76) and junior center Michael Jordan (73) in Ohio State’s game against TCU. Ohio State won the game 40-28. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorThrough the first two games of the season, the Ohio State defensive line has been one of the main examples of the team’s dominance, with junior Nick Bosa and sophomore Chase Young on either end and redshirt junior defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones in the middle. In Saturday’s game against No. 15 TCU, Ohio State’s defensive line was the reason behind No. 4 Ohio State securing its first win of the season against a ranked opponent, defeating the Horned Frogs 40-28 at AT&T Stadium. The Ohio State defensive line came into the game with a few hurdles to overcome: a mobile quarterback, something the defense had not seen this season, and an offensive line that had not allowed a sack in their first two games this season. Bosa set the tone early. When TCU sophomore quarterback Shawn Robinson hiked the ball in the second play of his second drive, the junior defensive end easily moved past the right guard, with nothing staying in between him and the sophomore quarterback. Seconds later, Bosa, from the quarterback’s blind side, collided with Robinson in the endzone, forcing him to drop the ball. Redshirt junior defensive tackle Davon Hamilton finished what Bosa had started, picking up the ball and giving Ohio State its first touchdown of the day.However, Bosa left the game in the third quarter with a lower body injury and did not return. He left with five tackles, including the strip sack, and a forced fumble.Ohio State acting head coach Ryan Day did not give any update on Bosa after the game, saying he was still being evaluated.Jones said, when Bosa left with the injury, it was a bit of “a wake-up call” for the defense as a whole moving forward.“We were like ‘Alright, we have to go out there and play,’” Jones said. ‘”There was no one relying on on him to make a play. We have to rely on ourselves, we have to rely on each other,’ and I think tonight, after a hard first half, we did.In his absence, the Ohio State defense was not done.In the third quarter, with the Horned Frog offense on its own 28-yard line, Robinson attempted a short shovel pass in front of his offensive line. However, Jones read the play, stepped in front of the passer, intercepted the ball and brought in Ohio State’s second defensive touchdown of the day, giving Ohio State the 26-21 lead, a lead that Ohio State wouldn’t give up on the way to its third win of the season. Jones would also leave the game in the third quarter with an undisclosed injury, but returned to the defensive line in the fourth quarter, finishing the game with two tackles for loss, including a sack, an interception and a broken up pass While the Ohio State defense scored 14 points in Saturday’s 12-point win over TCU, the Buckeye offense was not the same as what it had been against Oregon State and Rutgers. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins found his connection in the passing game early, connecting with junior wide receiver Austin Mack twice for 64 yards in the first drive of the game, bringing the Buckeyes to the TCU 2-yard line. That’s when Mack’s day started to take a turn. After handing the ball off to Dobbins for another 1-yard rush and an incomplete pass to redshirt junior tight end Rashod Berry, Haskins found Mack on a slant route in the middle. Throwing a dagger right into the hands of his receiver, something Haskins had seen work after two targets earlier in the drive, Mack dropped the pass, forcing Ohio State to hit one of two field goal makes in three attempts in the first half. Mack’s dropped pass in the end zone began what proved to be a trying day for the junior wide receiver. With nine targets from Haskins, Mack dropped four passes, bringing in four catches for 84 yards.For a quarterback whose main target was struggling to catch passes as well as experiencing an amount of pressure in the pocket he did not feel in the first two wins of the season, Haskins said he had to adjust and overcome adversity for the first time this season.“We got punched in the mouth, but it was a fight,” Haskins said. “We have to be able to rebound it, and we did in the second half.”In the second half, Haskins tightened up as a passer, completing eight of 10 pass attempts for 148 yards, throwing two touchdown passes. He finished the game with 344 yards through the air, his second of three games this season in which he has thrown more than 300 yards in a game, completing 63.2 percent of his pass attempts. Throwing two touchdown passes, including a 63-yard pass to redshirt senior receiver Parris Campbell in the third quarter, Haskins recorded his first career rushing touchdown, a five-yard rush to the left in the fourth quarter. Despite Haskins scoring the only rushing touchdown of the day for the Buckeyes, sophomore J.K. Dobbins and redshirt junior Mike Weber combined for 185 yards on the ground, with Dobbins leading the way with 121 yards on 18 carries. Even with two defensive touchdowns scored, the Ohio State defense struggled to contain Robinson and the TCU offense. The Buckeyes allowed 511 yards, including 203 yards on the ground with three touchdowns. Junior running back Darius Anderson recorded two touchdowns, including a 93-yard touchdown run, the longest touchdown Ohio State has given up in school history. He finished the day with 154 yards on the ground, averaging 12.8 yards per carry.Day said he knew, going into his first ranked game of the season, that everything was not going to go in favor of Ohio State like it had been during the first two wins over Oregon State and Rutgers.“We knew there was going to be ebbs and flows in a game like this,” Day said. “We talked about how everything is not going to go perfect. There were times in the two weeks previously where things really went well for us, you know. We knew there was going to be times where we hit adversity and that we have to stick together in times like that and I thought we did.”Ohio State secured its victory with 2:37 left in the fourth quarter as junior linebacker Malik Harrison recorded his first career interception. The Buckeyes look to continue their three-game win streak at home on Sept. 22 against Tulane.Updated at 1:34 a.m. with quotes from the postgame press conference.