25 May

Buncrana housing plan must be reassessed – Crossan

first_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Buncrana housing plan must be reassessed – Crossan Google+ The Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council has expressed concern over a change of plans to a housing development in Buncrana.It had been thought that 19 houses would be built on land adjacent to Crana Crescent and Crana View, however its understood that only 11 are now planned.Local Cllr Nicholas Crossan says given the expected population increase in the years ahead it makes no sense for the number of planned housing to be reduced.He’s calling on the Council to reassess the plans…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/nicross1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Previous articleOver two thousand properties without power in GlentiesNext article14 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUH News Highland Facebook Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsAppcenter_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest By News Highland – January 29, 2020 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

17 Jan

Chicken manipulation

first_imgBy Stephanie SchupskaUniversity ofGeorgiaPoultry and food scientist Daniel Fletcher can make “a silk purse” if he wants to. In his research, he’s turning dark meat, the underused “sow’s ear” of chicken, into something more valuable: white meat.”Americans prefer the breast meat,” said Fletcher, who was recently named a Fellow of the Poultry Science Association, the highest honor the PSA bestows. “Dark meat evolved into being a by-product of the chicken industry.”This is due in large part to dark meat’s fat content and its distinct taste, making it far less plastic, or able to be molded into shapes, than white meat.Dark meat gets its color from myoglobin, which plays a key role in transporting oxygen and shows up in the muscles an animal uses most often. Chickens walk, but rarely fly. That’s why leg meat is dark and wing and breast meat is white.Through centrifuge and other extraction methods, Fletcher is “creating” white meat. Dark meat’s disadvantages are its fat content and color. And that’s what he removes.”We grind the meat up, add excess water and make essentially meat slurry,” he said. “We then centrifuge it at a high speed, which breaks up the meat. What settles out are the raw, extracted layers.”The result is three distinct layers: fat, water and extracted meat.”The dark-meat project is partly a training project for students,” Fletcher said. “We use it to teach students how to take apart and create new foods.”When the modified dark meat — in this case, thigh — is cooked, it looks incredibly similar to breast meat. Out of the skillet, unmodified thigh meat is much darker.”Who’s going to buy bleached-out dark meat?” Fletcher asked. “It won’t be anything the consumer ever saw, as far as the grocery store.” The chicken, whitened by removing much of the fat that colors it, is intended for restaurants and fast food businesses.Fletcher compares using the modified dark meat to a restaurant-style grilled chicken sandwich popular today. The chicken “breast” starts out as a “frozen shingle” of processed chicken with grill marks burned into it.”This is good chicken, but you’ll never see it in Kroger,” he said. “It’s a high-tech product. But in the hands of a 19-year-old professional, it’s incredible.”The prepackaged grilled chicken, which also tops salads, is made specifically for restaurants. If the average consumer took it home and let it thaw before cooking, he’d be left with a puddle of water and meat. But it sure does taste good at a restaurant.”This type of product fits into that scheme of food,” Fletcher said.”Food is an extremely dynamic portion of life,” he said. “A lot of foods we now consider good foods were yesterday’s by-products.”Yesterday’s scraps that demand high prices now are ribs, Buffalo wings and hamburger meat. Today’s leftovers are the dark-meat portions of a chicken, at least in the United States.The market opportunity for the dark-meat project “is probably not now,” he said. “But it could be a hot product tomorrow. Food shortages will occur again. It’s a political issue, not an agricultural issue. It’s always nice to have potential ways to keep the food market healthy and nutritious.”Fletcher points to the Great Depression of the 1930s as an example. He remembers some touchy food times during his lifetime, too.When President Jimmy Carter put a ban on chicken exports, he said, “it almost killed the poultry industry in Georgia. Likewise, Sept. 11, 2001, hurt the cattle industry, especially because there was such a decline in eating out.” More than half of the meals Americans eat are prepared outside the home.”This project gives us a better way to utilize dark meat, instead of just sending it to other countries,” he said.(Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

14 Aug

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Jan. 30 – Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Friday, Jan. 30 to Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015: Friday, January 30, 2015•6:08 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1700 block E. 16th, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Jeremy L. Harris, 39, Oxford, and a fixed object/utility pole owned by the city of Wellington.•6:11 a.m. Officers investigated driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and driving while license by a known driver is suspended in the 1700 block E. 16th, Wellington.•Jeremy West, 24, Wellington was issued a summons to appear for a charged of theft.•10:15 a.m. Officers investigated dog at large from a known owner and no Wellington tag in the 1100 block S. F, Wellington. The dog had no tag.•11 a.m. Officers conducted a courtesy motor vehicle accident report in the 1100 block N. A, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Gloria N. Freeman, 86, Wellington and a fixed object/fence owned by Sonic Drive-In, Wellington.•11:30 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the 500 block E. U.S. 160, Wellington, involving vehicles operated by juvenile, 17, Wellington, Jaden M. Hines, 18, Wellington and Ronald P. Norris, 50, Wellington.•11:30 a.m. Juvenile male, 17, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for inattentive driving.•12:11 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a license plate in the 2000 block N. H, Wellington.•3:21 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a window in the 900 block N. Poplar, Wellington.•3:35 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 300 block W. U.S. 160, Wellington involving vehicles operated by juvenile male, 16, Wellington and Phyllis J. Anderson, 86, Wellington.•3:35 p.m. Juvenile male, 16, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for inattentive driving. Sunday, February 1, 2015•12:21 a.m. Officers investigated aggravated endangering a child, distribution of methamphetamine, child in need of care, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug parapahernalia in the 1300 block. Michigan, Wellington by a known suspect(s).•1:40 a.m. Terry J. Anglin, 36, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with aggravated endangering of a child, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.•1:40 a.m. Kira D. Anglin, 39, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with aggravated endangering of a child, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.•3:30 a.m. Damon A. Dobkins, 36, Anthony, was arrested, charged and confined with aggravated endangering of a child and distribution of Methamphetamine.•3:52 a.m. Damon A. Dobkins, 36, Anthony, was arrested and confined on a city of Derby Warrant for failure to appear.•10:14 a.m. Savanah D. Pinkston, 28, Wellington was arrested on a Sedgwick County Warrant for failure to appear for charges of driving while license is suspended and a Harper County bench warrant for failure to appear for charges of speeding and driving while license is suspended. She was confined through Sedgwick and Harper Counties.•11:25 a.m. Officers investigated battery by known suspect(s) in the 100 block N. High Dr, Wellington.•4:52 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block N. Haslet, Wellington.•6:50 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 600 block N. Plum, Wellington. Saturday, January 31, 2015•2:48 a.m. Keelie J. Wilson, 20, Argonia, was issued a notice to appear for illegal registration.•Christopher E. Wilson, 37, Wellington was served a summons to appear for battery and disorderly conduct.•2:35 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 500 block W. 18th,  Wellington involving vehicles operated by James A. Williams, 42, Oxford, and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Teddy R. Wisely Jr., Wellington.•6:55 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1100 block N. A, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Jesef Dorozynski, 66, Mississauga, Ontario and a fixed objects/signs owned by the city of Wellington.last_img read more

20 Dec

Warriors’ Stephen Curry amused with concerns about his vision

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!LOS ANGELES – Stephen Curry rolled his head back in laughter. It happened when he scrolled the memes exaggerating the severity of his previously blurred vision. It happened when a reporter asked him to “describe the condition going on with your eye disease” in a dramatic and concerned tone.“It’s not a disease,” Curry said.As first reported by The Athletic, Curry …last_img read more

19 Dec

Ponte: revival of a Joburg icon

first_img9 November 2007Inner city rejuvenation continues to gather pace in South Africa’s commercial capital. Property developers are refurbishing Johannesburg’s landmark 54-floor Ponte building and are offering fully furnished flats for sale to upper-middle class residents.In an effort to sell the first 311 flats, Ponte City, as it has been renamed, offers potential owners one of six different styles of finish, including “glam rock, future slick, Moroccan delight, global fusion, Zen-like and old money”.About 300 people attended the first show day on 28 October. Those attending were taken to the 32nd floor, where flats with all six styles of finish were on display. Sixty percent of the potential buyers said they were investors who planned to rent out their properties, while the rest said they would live in the flats they bought.“We got just over 80% sell on the first day,” enthused Setshwano Rametse, director at Space Marketing and Investments, who were responsible for the sale.Ponte, built in 1975 as a huge hollow cylinder, has always been a furnished rental block, with 470 flats. Soaring to 173 metres, or 54 floors, with the best views in town, it’s integral to Joburg’s skyline, more so at night with its flashing Vodacom advertisement bouncing off the top floors.The building has a chequered history: when it initially opened it was one of the city’s most desirable places to live in, but by the late 1980s it had degenerated into a haven for criminals and druglords.Such was its reputation that in 1998 a proposal – soon rejected – that it be turned into a prison, was aired. From 2001 its act was cleaned up and a new security system chased out the criminals.But what the building really needed was a huge dose of renovation.The developers, Nour Addine Ayyoub and David Selvan, want to return Ponte to its former glory as an iconic building, says Rametse. And buyers are paying big money to be part of that former glory – the developers, who won’t disclose what they paid for the building, are putting R100-million into the revamp and are selling the flats for R400 000 to R938 000, or R12 000 a square metre.In comparison, flats in The Refinery, a factory building in Milpark converted into spacious, trendy dwellings, are selling for about R6 000 a square metre.To cater for tenants already occupying the building, developers negotiated with landlords in the area to accommodate those tenants at the same rentals they had been paying while living in Ponte. Tenants were given up to four months to move, with 12 floors already vacated, and a further seven are to be cleared by the end of November.In a boost for the developers, the Johannesburg city council also announced plans to spend some R170-million in Berea and surrounding Hillbrow and Yeoville to revamp pavements, storm water drains and lighting, and to put street furniture in place.Extreme makeoverRametse was responsible for coming up with the different lifestyle categories and decor, mostly going straight to manufacturers and ordering in bulk. She said it was fun, though, and it shows: from slick red and orange sofas and chairs, granite table tops and plasma-screen TVs, to floral wing-backed chairs set against grey and white walls, the designs are set to maximise sales, which they appear to have done.Although compact and designed for uncluttered living, the bachelor, one-, two- and three-bedroom flats are stylish, with wood-floor finishes and fashionable lighting, enhanced by that magnificent view.Rametse said that floors 11 to 34 were presently being renovated, and are scheduled for occupation by July 2008. The flats will be totally made over, with entirely new bathrooms and kitchens being installed, along with new wooden floors and light fixtures, while the sliding chrome windows have been retained. In some cases, walls have been broken down to turn three-bedroom flats into two-bedroom units with two bathrooms.She added that the flats were being sold fully furnished, including a fridge, stove, washing machine or dishwasher, because the developers were “keen to do things differently” and enable young people to enter the property market without having to worry about furnishing their new homes.“You’d be amazed how many people are keen on it. It makes the sale more marketable and exciting,” she said.The bachelor flats, at 29 square metres, were going for R410 000, 38-square metre one-bedroom flats for R528 000, 52-square metre two-bedroom flats from R728 000 and 68-square metre three-bedroom flats for R938 000.The original architect, Rodney Grosskopff, initially developed one floor to house assorted shops, but it never worked because the space was subdivided too finely in an effort to recoup more rent. Now the idea will be ramped up to go with the building’s more stylish image.There will be a restaurant, a coffee shop, a DVD shop, spa and gym, and a large entrance piazza, as children’s playground plus a climbing wall. The developers have also approached supermarket groups Woolworths and Spar to take up space in the building.Ponte, just 15 minutes from the OR Tambo International Airport, will feature a bus stop catering for the proposed Bus Rapid Transit system on its doorstep. And, of course, for those working in the Johannesburg inner city it’s almost within walking distance, while theatres like the Market and the Civic are within five kilometres.“It will be a destination,” Rametse said.Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

17 Dec

Ring of Fire — Geocache of the Week

first_imgDifficulty:3.5Terrain:5 TraditionalGCJYHZby ironman114 MINUTE by MINUTE… MILE by MILE… The RING OF FIRE closed… on INNOCENT and GUILTY alike!Ring of Fire movie posterThat’s the tagline for the 1961 Hollywood film titled Ring of Fire. The movie follows a small-town sheriff in Oregon who arrests a trio of robbers (two men and one woman). The tables turn, the robbers take the sheriff hostage, a forest fire rages out of control, and calamity ensues.In the final scene, a burning railroad trestle collapses during an attempted crossing (forward to 14:00 for the “good part”). Although most of the movie takes place and was filmed in Oregon, this key scene was filmed along the Wynoochee River, in Washington State. The bridge and trestle were blown up, sending two passenger cars and a 60-ton steam engine to crash and burn in the river below.The gorge was deemed too deep and the train too heavy to remove, so the passenger cars were cut in two and moved to the river’s edge. Almost 60 years later the wreckage remains, making this already beautiful hike even more epic. The movie may be a trainwreck, but this epic T5 geocache is definitely worth the effort! The hike down can be brutal and challenging, but the view from the bottom literally takes your breath away. Coordinates can jump around in the gorge making finding the exact location difficult, which is to be expected. Take your time and enjoy the epic journey and search, this cache will definitely be one to remember.Ropes to the bottom of the gorgeTrain wreck at the river’s edgeA closer lookFrom inside one of the passenger carsThe Ring of Fire geocache Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:Morecenter_img SharePrint RelatedA geocache made in Hollywood (but placed in Washington). — Ring of Fire (GCJYHZ) — Geocache of the WeekJune 27, 2013In “Community”Incredible Geocaching Road Trips from Around the WorldJuly 28, 2015In “Community”Tomb Raider – The Sequel — Geocache of the WeekMay 2, 2018In “Geocache of the Week” Location:Washington State, USAN 47° 19.785 W 123° 38.595last_img read more

12 Dec

Customize Buttons and Playback Controls in Adobe Premiere Pro

first_imgFollow this tip to customize the buttons and playback (transport) controls that appear in your Premiere Pro monitors.If you’re not yet implementing shortcuts in your video editing, you’re likely reliant on the playback buttons that appear below the source and program monitors in the Premiere Pro editing interface.  In this post, you’ll learn how to customize these buttons, adding some features that aren’t in the default view or making the buttons disappear altogether.To access the extra Premiere Pro buttons open the Editor by clicking on the bottom right of the monitor panel:Choose which buttons you’d like to include in the visible playback controls.  If you’re not sure what each one does you can hover over any button in the Button Editor window and get a tool tip telling you what the button is and its corresponding keyboard shortcut.If you’re a seasoned Premiere Pro editor you may already be using shortcuts for the majority of your editing work (if not, that should be your goal!).  If you’re using shortcuts you may not have any need for these playback buttons.  In this case, you can make the buttons disappear from the bottom of the Source Monitor and Project panel by clicking on this button:At the bottom of the subsequent dropdown menu deselect “Show Transport Controls”  and the buttons will disappear.Are there any buttons you rely on that aren’t in the default view?Let us know in the comments!last_img read more

7 Nov

2015/16 TFSA League grand final results

first_imgCongratulations to the winners of the 2015/16 Touch Football South Australia (TFSA) League grand finals on Friday night. Mixed OpenCentral Scorpions 8 defeated Vipers 3Women’s Open Central Scorpions 4 defeated Eastern Stingrays 3Men’s Open Vipers 15 defeated Eastern Stingrays 9To see photos from the night, please visit the Touch Football South Australia Facebook page – www.facebook.com/touchfootballsa. Related LinksTFSA League finalslast_img

28 Oct

9 months ago​Southampton eyeing Brentord duo Watkins and Mepham

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Southampton eyeing Brentord duo Watkins and Mephamby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton want to sign two players from Brentford.According to Sky Sports, boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has scouts checking on Ollie Watkins and Chris Mepham.No bid has been made, while Brentford would want north of £20 million for both of them.Watkins has seven goals this season in 25 games, while Mepham is a central defender who is comfortable on the ball.At only 21, he is seen as a great prospect in the position, while he would compliment the style Hasenhuttl is attempting to instill at the Saints. last_img read more

27 Oct

College Spun’s Staff Picks For Week 4 Of The 2015 Season

first_imgStaff pciks for week 4 of the college football season. Church Ole MissTwitter/Ole MissWeek three of the college football season delivered, yet again, further adding to the confusion regarding the playoff picture. In our current College Football Playoff rankings, we only have teams from two conferences – the SEC and the Big Ten – in the field. But that’ll change by the end of the year, given the fact that some of those teams have to play each other.Last week, it was Ole Miss’ victory over Alabama that served as the most interesting contest of the weekend. Which will it be this Saturday? Utah vs Oregon? USC vs. Arizona State? UCLA vs. Arizona?We’ve made our picks for the week. Check them out below:staff picks week four 1staff picks week four 2staff picks week four 3Who do you have?last_img read more