Dear Editor,What is happening at the Lusignan Prison? This penal institution is supposed to be a place of detention, discipline, correction and rehabilitation, where prisoners are kept out of trouble; but it seems that it has become a hotbed for criminal activity, especially smuggling.On July 8, a man escaped after attempting to smuggle cigarettes and marijuana in a pair of sneakers into the Lusignan Prison. Earlier that same day, prison officers found a black bag with marijuana, lighters and other items in a drain next to the prison’s pig pen.Early this month, another smuggler attempted to throw a bag of contraband items over the prison walls, including 1002 grams of narcotics, a large quantity of tobacco leaves, four cell phones without SIM cards, one charger, one earpiece, and 33 packets of Bristol cigarettes.Last month, a Lusignan prisoner was caught with knife and cutlass. Also, in June, a search of the prison turned up 31 improvised weapons, cell-phones and chargers, SIM cards, memory cards, phone cards, metal pipes, wood, marijuana, cigarettes, plus a tattoo machine and ink.Recently, I wrote a letter to the media about smuggling in Guyana, but inmates at the Lusignan and New Amsterdam Prisons have mastered this criminal activity to such an extent that they are proudly displaying their smuggled goods in posts on social media.Something is seriously wrong. How in heaven’s name are prisoners getting their hands on drugs, cell phones, digital tablets, alcohol, cigarettes, weapons, and even a tattoo machine? We have to upgrade and reinforce our prisons and stop this nonsense now.I commend the alert Police officers who last month intercepted a smuggler and seized cannabis, cigarettes, phones, and a host of other prohibited items. But how are these items getting to the prisoners time and time again?We cannot escape from the possibility that there is a system of collusion in the Lusignan Prison and in other penal institutions. There has to be collusion among the smugglers, the prison workers and the prisoners.The Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels, on more than one occasion, in relation to other jails, had stated his concerns that prison wardens were facilitating the entry of smuggled items into the prisons.In April, Mr Samuels reported that large numbers of prohibited items were being found in prisons despite high security levels. A case that comes to mind is that of the prison warder caught trying to smuggle phones, chargers, marijuana and more into the Mazaruni Prison.Why? It is because the penalties for smuggling prohibited items into the prisons are not severe enough? Smugglers do not hesitate to take the risk because the penalties are soft, the risk of being caught is low, and the profit margins are high. It’s as simple as that.There is only one solution: the penalties must be so severe that as soon as the idea of smuggling contraband into prison pops into a person’s head, that smuggler, prison worker or inmate would think, think again, and then decide not to take the chance.I see that Mr Samuels is very concerned about the situation, and has a zero-tolerance, transparent approach. Therefore, I suggest to Mr Samuels that they should secretly put tracking devices on intercepted contraband items, and let them go through to trap those at the receiving end.I cannot tell Mr Samuels how to do his job; but if it is not being done already, then I also suggest that guards should be regularly rotated to different locations in the prison system, to prevent the development of any ‘unholy alliances’ with smugglers and prisoners.The Lusignan Prison seems to be a primary hotbed for smuggling, but the same procedures should be put in place at the other prisons as well, because this problem is not confined to just one facility.Let us take this situation in hand quickly. Prisons are becoming dangerous places. I can foresee many scenarios for extortion. For example, prisoners struggling to survive inside might be forced to recruit wives, relatives, or offspring to meet the demands of domineering prisoners.Keep striving, Mr Samuels.Sincerely,Roshan Khan, Snr
– statutory meeting postponed until his returnGuyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman, retired Justice James Patterson, has had his medical leave extended, even as the three-month deadline mandated by the Constitution for elections after a successful no-confidence vote approaches and preparations are at a standstill.GECOM Chairman retired Justice James PattersonPatterson, who is recovering after being hospitalised last month, was expected to return to GECOM on Tuesday to host a statutory meeting. On Tuesday, the Commission revealed that Patterson did not return as scheduled and in fact received an extension of his medical leave.According to a statement, Patterson is recovering but has been advised by his doctors to take additional rest to ensure full recovery. The statement added that, “the Chairman will provide further updates on his resumption.”Contacted on Tuesday, GECOM Public Relations Officer Yolanda Ward revealed that the statutory meeting will be postponed until Patterson returns. She also said that GECOM has to wait on the executive before beginning its election preparations.“There’s a procedure to be followed for GECOM to conduct an election. First of all, the executive arm needs to write to GECOM indicating a date for election. So when the letter comes to the Chairman that is deliberated at the level of the Commission to say, well we agree, this is the time we can work with and this is the time we cannot work with.”“Based on that confirmation and that deliberation, that is where GECOM kicks in to say elections will be held in this time and we need to roll out our operations,” Ward further explained.GECOM PRO Yolanda WardeShe noted that since they have gotten word or have not been written to by the Executive, in the current circumstances, legal proceedings have in fact been filed by the Government against the no-confidence vote.Meanwhile, there are reports that Patterson’s leave has been extended by two weeks. His absence comes at a time when Government, having fallen to a no-confidence vote on December 21, 2018, has to call elections within 90 days from that date.The No-confidence Motion brought by the parliamentary Opposition – the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) – against the Government succeeded when Charrandas Persaud, a former Alliance For Change (AFC) parliamentarian, broke rank and made a conscience vote in favour of the motion.A total of 10 MPs had previously debated the motion, but when a vote of division was called, Persaud’s vote changed the numbers to 33 versus his colleagues’ 32 votes against the motion.While Persaud’s former coalition colleagues have complained about being betrayed by the vote, the parliamentary Opposition has thrown its support behind the MP’s right to vote in whichever direction his conscience lead him. Persaud has since left the country.With the Government’s defeat, the next steps are spelt out in the Constitution of Guyana. Article 106 (6) of the Constitution states: “The Cabinet, including the President, shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence.”Meanwhile, clause 7 goes on to state that “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the election.”Government has gone from promising to respect the vote to denying the vote’s validity on grounds that include an argument that 34 should have been a majority vote in 65. A court case has been filed seeking, among other things, a stay of the elections pending a ruling.Meanwhile, a meeting has been scheduled between President David Granger and Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo for today. One of the issues expected to be raised is GECOM and its readiness for elections.Jagdeo has already warned that if elections are not facilitated within 90 days and there is no parliamentary agreement to extend this time, Guyana will have in place an unconstitutional Government.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers played an incredibly exciting game against the Spirit River Rangers last night.The Rangers scored the first goal last night, and held a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes. Robbie Sidhu scored halfway through the second to even things up for the Flyers, assisted by Dan Pappin and Cole Calliou. Less than a minute later, Adam Horst gave the Flyers the go-ahead on a pass from Rick Cleaver. Three minutes after Horst’s goal, Brennan Giroux got the Flyers some insurance assisted by Cleaver and Sidhu. The Rangers would add one more to keep it a one-goal game going into the second intermission.In the third, a pair of penalties ended up costing the Flyers their lead as the Rangers scored twice with the man advantage to go up 4-3. Cleaver managed to save the game for Fort St. John, tying it up with five minutes left in the final frame assisted by Jeff Shipton and Tyler Greatrex. A push by the Rangers in the final minute ended up falling short, as Flyers netminder Troy Hunt made a series of spectacular saves to keep the game tied and force sudden death overtime.- Advertisement -Five minutes of overtime solved nothing, so the two teams then went to a shootout. Sidhu scored first to put the Flyers up 1-0 in the five round contest. The Rangers then went up 2-1 after Shipton and Josh Bruha missed their markers. In the fifth round and down 2-1, Rick Cleaver kept the Flyers alive in the fifth round when Spirit River’s shooter was stoned by Hunt. The shootout went the distance, ending in the fourteenth round when Brody Busche scored to give the Flyers the 5-4 shootout win and keep their perfect NPHL season record.The Flyers are back in action on Saturday night at 8:30 when they head to Falher for a game against the Pirates.
The two-time World Cup-winners head into the final round of games in sixth place overall, outside the top four positions which grant automatic qualification and trailing fifth-placed Peru, who occupy the playoff spot, on goal difference.Yet with only two points separating third-placed Chile (26 points) with seventh-placed Paraguay (24), any number of permutations are possible.Argentina can simplify the equation for their fans, however, if they manage to take all three points.Argentina’s Lionel Messi arrives at a hotel in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on October 8, 2017, two days ahead of their FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier match against Ecuador © AFP / RODRIGO BUENDIAA victory would guarantee they finish no worse than fifth place, putting them into a two-legged play-off against New Zealand they would be expected to win.But achieving victory in the thin air of Quito, which is 2,850 metres (9,350 feet) above sea level, may be easier said than done.The Argentinians have an abysmal record in away games against Ecuador, with their last victory in Quito coming in 2001.Since then in World Cup qualifying games, they have been beaten twice, in 2005 and 2009, before scraping a 1-1 draw in 2013.Moreover, Argentina face their moment of truth after a series of uninspiring performances that has left the rest of the footballing world scratching its head at how a squad bristling with so much attacking talent has found scoring so difficult.– ‘Hanging on’ –Chilean national football team players take part in a training session at the Sao Paulo FC training center, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on October 8, 2017, two days ahead of their FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier match against Brazil © AFP / Miguel SCHINCARIOLDespite being able to call upon Messi, Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala, Mauro Icardi and Angel Di Maria throughout the campaign, Argentina have only scored 16 times in 17 games.Last Thursday’s 0-0 stalemate with Peru in Buenos Aires was Argentina’s third consecutive draw. The Albiceleste have now scored only once in their past four qualifying games.Sampaoli attempted to break that cycle last week with the surprise selection of Dario Benedetto in attack, a gamble that failed to pay off after the Boca Juniors striker missed a string of chances.It is unclear whether Sampaoli will persist with Benedetto again on Tuesday.While Messi and his team-mates attempt to adjust to the lung-busting challenge of playing at altitude, millions of compatriots will be holding their breath.The sense of anxiety was reflected by La Nacion newspaper. “Argentina is not on the edge of the precipice – it is hanging on the cornice vertically,” the paper commented.Elsewhere on Tuesday, Chile could seal their qualification with victory over Brazil in Sao Paulo. Brazil have already qualified for the finals and are guaranteed top spot.Uruguay meanwhile need only take a point in their home qualifier against already-eliminated Bolivia to be certain of progressing.One of the most high-stakes games comes in Lima, where Peru will aim to qualify for their first World Cup finals since 1982 when they take on Colombia.Colombia were moments from qualifying for the World Cup last Thursday before two last-gasp goals from Paraguay turned a 1-0 win into a 2-1 defeat.That win kept Paraguay’s qualification bid alive and a home win over Venezuela on Tuesday could see them seal their place to Russia depending on results elsewhere.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Argentina’s goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin (L) fails to stop the ball next to Nahuel Guzman during a training session in Buenos Aires, on October 6, 2017, four days ahead of their FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier match against Ecuador in Quito © AFP/File / JUAN MABROMATAMONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Oct 9 – The once unfathomable prospect of a World Cup without Lionel Messi and Argentina could become reality on Tuesday as South America’s thrilling 2018 qualification battle reaches its climax.Two years after Argentina kicked off their troubled campaign with a 2-0 defeat at home to Ecuador, Jorge Sampaoli’s side travel to Quito to face La Tri once more with their hopes hanging precariously.
Leeds are in contact with several investors The Football League has told Leeds they will be charged with misconduct with a “full range of sanctions” available if they continue to prevent tonight’s match with Derby being televised.Press Association Sport understands controversial owner Massimo Cellino has instructed staff to deny Sky Sports’ production crew entry to Elland Road for a game which is to be broadcast live on the network.Staff from Sky Sports were denied entry to Elland Road on Monday as they arrived to set up for the match and, as of Tuesday morning, access had not been granted.Cellino’s stance is in response to the number of times his side have been shown on Sky Sports this season, resulting in a number of kick-off and date changes.Leeds have been shown live on Sky Sports nine times already this season, with Tuesday’s game taking them into double figures, with four of them home games. Two further games are already scheduled for 2016, making Leeds the joint-most covered club in the Championship, along with Derby.Earlier this season Cellino said he would be capping Leeds’ well-known large away support at 2,000 in order to make the point that his club would not be taken for granted, only to reverse the decision after fan dissent.His latest move has been to deny Sky the right to broadcast, however the League has told Leeds that access must be given to Sky if disciplinary action is to be avoided.A spokesman said: “Under Football League regulations, clubs are required to provide access to the League’s broadcasting partners for the purpose of setting up and filming any matches that are selected for transmission.“Failure to do so will lead to a club being charged with misconduct with the matter being referred to an independent Football Disciplinary Commission (FDC).“The FDC has a full range of sanctions at its disposal.”Cellino is no stranger to controversy, with his near-two years in charge of United littered with outbursts.The 59-year-old sacked manager Brian McDermott without permission on his first day at the club, and has since worked his way through five more managers, while he is currently waiting for an appeal date as he fights a second Football League ban for breaching its Owners’ and Directors’ test following a tax evasion conviction in Italy.He will not be present at Elland Road on Tuesday as he is in Miami and has left the enforcement of his ban with other staff.Sky Sports had no comment to make, with the resolving of the issue falling at the feet of the League and the club.The League’s rules state that broadcasters should be granted access to stadia.The rules read: “73.2 The League or any subsidiary or associated company of The League or duly authorised agent or broadcaster (and its respective employees and agents) shall be allowed access to the grounds of all Clubs (and to the television gantries, camera positions and facilities) for the purpose of recording or broadcasting matches arranged under the jurisdiction of The League.”Although Sky staff normally access stadia a day in advance, it is understood equipment can be set-up in as little as three hours. GETTY 1
Club Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin – 20.02.12The Annual Presentation Night takes place this Friday, Feb. 24th at 7:30pm in the Old Orchard Inn. To get your tickets contact Paul McGovern (086-8114151), Anne Forde (086-8342449) or call into the Orchard Inn. Tickets are priced at a very reasonable €20 this year.Well done to the Senior Hurlers on securing another big win in the Ulster Hurling League on Saturday, defeating Carrick by 2-12 to 0-02. They have a free weekend this week. Ádh mór ar na hiomaitheoirí go léir as an chlub atá ag glacadh páirt i gCraobh Cheannais na Contae de Scór Sinsir i nGleann t-Súilí oíche Shatharn an 25ú Feabhra, ag toiseacht ag 7:30i.n. All club members and supporters are encouraged to turn out in force to cheer on our Ballad group, Instrumental group and solo singer who take part in the County Final of Scór Sinsir this Saturday 25th February in Glenswilly. A great night’s entertainment is assured. Go n-éirigh go geal leo.The Club will be taking part in the Ríth event this year, carrying the baton from Illistrin into Letterkenny town for 1km. All interested parties please contact Fergus McGee if you want to take part in this fun run to support the Irish Language on Thursday, March 8th at approx. 4pm.Tickets are now also on sale for Strictly Come Dancing on Friday, March 9th in the Mt. Errigal Hotel. The big event will be hosted by Highland Radio’s Charlie Collins and a large crowd is anticipated once again after the success of the last event. Music afterwards by Hugo & Off the Kuff till late. Tickets are priced at €15 and are available from Paul McGovern (086-8114151), Elaina Gallagher (087-2901541) and Dermot Higgins (087-6672118). Book early to avoid disappointment.In the Championship Draws that took place at the weekend, the Seniors and Reserves will await the winners of the Kilcar v Malin Preliminary Rd game. The Juniors will take on the winners of Moville and Milford while the U-21’s received a home draw in the Preliminary Rd. against Gaoth Dobhair with the winners at home to MacCumhaill’s in the first round. All managers are reminded to contact Paul McGovern to confirm their days and times for training.All Minor Registrations must be with the Northern Board by the end of February. If you need to get your players registered, contact Anne Forde to arrange asap.In Community Games Gaelic managers are required for the U-10 boys(or mixed) and the U-12 girls team. Managers are also required for the U-14 Camogie and Rounders teams. For information on the games contact the secretary at 087-6282515.The new website: www.steunansgaa.com is up and running. Members can add content through the the “submit info” tab. Match reports, photo’s etc. all very welcome.There were 4 winners that matched 3 numbers in this week’s Lotto draw. They win €25 each. The numbers drawn were: 8-11-16-21 and the winners are: Patricia O’Brien, Ballybofey; Lorna McDaid, Ramelton (both Adrian); Edward Cassidy, Ballyraine Rd. and John Coleman, The Fairways. Get well soon to Dickie McGranaghan who suffered a serious leg injury last week. We offer our condolences to Patsy Lafferty and family on their bereavement.GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: February 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NOTES
Donegal Golf Club (Murvagh)Ladies’ CompetitionsSponsor: Hanna Hats 27th & 29th July -18 holes Stableford This low scoring competition, sponsored by Hanna hats was won on a break of tie by Charlotte Caldwell with 35pts.Mary Daly, was runner up once more, with 35pts. Mary Gillen, winner of Lady Captains prize, was 3rd with 34pts, and Bernie Finn 4th also with 34pts. 1. Charlotte Caldwell (22) 35pts2. Mary Daly (29) 35pts3. Mary Gillen (29) 34pts (bot)4. Bernie Finn (15) 34ptsFront 9 Rosemary Carr (22) 20ptsBack 9 Mary T Martin (34) 18ptsUpcoming Competitions Upcoming Competitions: President’s Prize (Michael Neary) to the Ladies to be played on Saturday 9th with time booked from 12noon until 3 pm.12th August – Sponsor: GiftworldOpen Days:The club are running open days from 13th to 16th of August. These are open to Ladies & Gents . Details as follows: 13th August – Open competition – Singles Stableford – Sponsor: Ulster Bank14th August – Open Competition – Singles Stableford – Sponsor: Brittons’s Pharmacy15th August – Open Competition – Singles Stableford – Sponsor: Solis Lough Eske Hotel16th August – Open competition – Singles Stableford – Sponsor: David Robinson PGATime Sheet in operation for Open competitions – Phone 074 9734054 or Book On-Line at www.donegalgolfclub.ieMen’s CompetitionsSunday 3rd & Monday 4th – Sponsored by White Hotel Group.The White Hotel Group were the sponsors of the competition played over the holiday weekend and Larry Walsh was just ahead of some of the younger members of the club with Gavin Bennett coming 2nd and Tom Geraghty 3rd. Padraig Farragher took 4th place while Enda Campbell was the Gross winner. The Sunday and Monday prizes went to Raymond Nolan and Bobby Beare.Results:1.Larry Walsh (12) 41pts (BOT)2.Gavin Bennett (11) 40pts3.Tom Geraghty (10) 39pts (BOT)4.Padraig Farragher (10) 39ptsGross. Enda Campbell (3) 31ptsSunday. Raymond Nolan (17) 37ptsMonday. Bobby Beare (25) 38ptsPresidents Prize.Next Sunday the 10th of August the men compete for the President’s (Mr Michael Neary) prize. Best of luck to all members.Thursday SpecialsThis week’s competition was played for the Chairman’s prize, the course was in exceptional condition and we had an excellent turn out with 54 players teeing up to compete for the prize.This winner, a man who has been showing some excellent form of late, Matt Shovlin, who returned a very impressive score of 34pts to claim Chairman Aiden Cassidy’s Prize. 2nd place went to another man in form Charlie McGinty with 33pts, Liam Cassidy was 3rd with 32pts on a break of tie from Frank O’Donnell who also had a 32 pts.Brian Neilan won the prize for the 1st 9 with 20 pts, Matt Gallagher’s tee shot finished nearest the pin on the 5th and Raymond Nolan had the longest drive on the 11th.Gerry Forde was the best of the past players with a very impressive 36pts and Brian Boyle had the best score of committee members past and present with 32pts.Players are reminded that the 3rd Round of the Phoenix cup must be played by the 6th August.This Year’s weekend away will be held on the 11th\12th October at Slieve Russell Golf Club. Sheet is on the notice board please add you name if you are interested in travelling, the first 30 players with their name on the sheet and the €50 deposit paid will travel.Club CompetitionsThe 3 ball scramble in aid of The Lifeboat Service was played for last Friday 1st of August. Jackie Irwin explained how the money collected for the Lifeboat Service is used.The winners on a break of tie were Rena Brogan, Bobby O’Shea and David Barr. Runners up were Claire, Marcus and Killian Paasch. Maureen & David Child and Jim Nixon were in 3rd position.Club Mixed Foursomes continues on Friday 8th with draw from 5.30 to 6.GOLF NEWS: CHARLOTTE CALDWELL WINS THE LADIES COMPETITION AT MURVAGH was last modified: August 5th, 2014 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:golfMurvaghNoticesSport
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Saugus High Winter Concert, 7 p.m. Thursday in the Hart Auditorium, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Tickets: $7. Call (661) 297-3900. Canyon High Winter Dinner Concert, 7 p.m. Thursday at La Mesa Junior High, 26623 May Way, Canyon Country. Tickets: $10. Call (661) 252-6110. West Ranch Winter Concert will feature the orchestra, jazz and symphonic bands, 7 p.m. Thursday at Rancho Pico Junior High, 26250 W. Valencia Blvd., Stevenson Ranch. Tickets: $5. Call (661) 222-1220. Winter Concert, 7 p.m. Thursday at Sierra Vista Junior High, 19425 W. Stillmore St., Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-3113. Dessert Carol Night silent auction and performance, 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the multipurpose room at Valencia High School, 27801 N. Dickason Drive, Valencia. Tickets: $12. Call (661) 294-1188. “Curtain Going Up” will be presented, 7 p.m. Thursday at Arroyo Seco Junior High, 27171 N. Vista Delgado Drive, Valencia. Tickets: $5. Call (661) 296-0991. Holiday Art Exhibition and Sale, through Saturday in the Art Gallery at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 362-3612. “The Little Prince” will be performed, 5 p.m. Thursday and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Black Box Theatre at the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Call (661) 362-5304 or visit www.vitalexpresscenter.com. “A Christmas Carol” will be presented, at 6:30 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 18 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $13-$17 for adults and $10-$13 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 23 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Winter choral concert will feature the mixed choir, women’s chamber and show choir, 6 p.m. today in the auxiliary gym at Golden Valley High School, 27051 Robert C. Lee Parkway, Canyon Country. Admission: $5. Call (661) 298-8140. Winter concert will feature the Placerita Junior High orchestra and chorus, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Hart High auditorium, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-1551. Winter band concert, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the small gym at Golden Valley High School, 27051 Robert E. Lee Parkway, Canyon Country. Admission is free. Call (661) 298-8140. Winter concert will feature Canyon High School, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at La Mesa Junior High, 26623 May Way, Canyon Country. Admission: $6. Call (661) 252-6110.
A motion seeking the cost of having council meetings streamed live on line is to be brought before Donegal County Council today.Council meetings could be streamed on line in Donegal.The motion is to be put down by Independent Cllr Michael Mac Giolla Easbuig in Lifford.If affordable, the council is to be asked to stream meetings live so all members of the public can log on to watch proceedings. Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig told Donegal Daily “It’s something that I believe would certainly benefit the public and allow them to see what is done in the council chamber.“They hear enough in the media about what goes on in the chamber. I think by seeing it on line, we as councillors will open ourselves up to the public more.“We have to be transparent and I feel this would be a perfect way of doing that.“Of course, a lot will depend on the costings to see if it feasible and that is why I am putting the motion down,” he said. NOW DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL MEETINGS COULD BE BROADCAST LIVE ON LINE was last modified: March 29th, 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:Cllr Michael Mac Giolla EasbuigDonegal County Councilon linestreaming
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Two new AutoTrac products are available to help row crop producers and ag service providers more accurately navigate row-crop fields when making postemergence sprayer applications.AutoTrac Vision utilizes a single-lens camera to detect crop rows and help steer the sprayer down the center of the row for early postemergence applications. AutoTrac RowSense uses a row sensor similar to that used on combines to detect crop rows and steer the sprayer to the center of the row for later season post applications.Doug Felter, product marketing manager for John Deere, says the introduction of these two new AutoTrac guidance products is designed to help large-scale row-crop producers and ag service providers work more quickly, cover more acres and reduce run-over damage to crops when spraying in the fields.“Because of field terrain, planter drift, or irregular planting without guidance, spraying in row crops can present challenges for sprayer operators making post emerge applications,” Felter explains. “These two new guidance applications help sprayers track more accurately between the rows, resulting in reduced crop damage, less operator fatigue and more effective field applications.”New AutoTrac Vison uses a monocular camera mounted on the front of the sprayer to detect crop rows and to steer the vehicle between the rows for early season postemerge applications. It is currently approved for use in corn, soybeans and cotton planted in 30-inch rows starting when the crop is at least 6 inches tall. It can be used until there is at least 3 inches of soil showing between rows or up to 90 percent canopy closure.AutoTrac RowSense uses a sensor paddle mounted on the sprayer wheel to detect crop rows and to help steer the machine down the center of the row. Designed to be used later in the growing season, RowSense is currently approved for use in corn at least 4 feet tall planted in 30-inch rows.“While these two sprayer guidance systems are completely separate and are to be used one at a time, both have performed well in a variety of field conditions and crops,” Felter adds. “Both automated vehicle steering systems allow the operator to spray at faster speeds with little manual steering and cover more acres per day with less damage to crops.”Both systems are available as field-installed kits on currently operating machines or from the factory on new John Deere R4023, R4030, R4038 and R4045 Sprayers. A GS3 AutoTrac RowSense activation is required.For more information on the new John Deere AutoTrac Vision and RowSense sprayer guidance systems for 4 Series Sprayers, contact your local John Deere dealer or visit JohnDeere.com/ag.Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land – those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world’s dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website atwww.JohnDeere.com.