Audio update – Extensive damage to organ after break-in at Christ Church

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Google+ Audio update – Extensive damage to organ after break-in at Christ Church Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Homepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous article2,354 Donegal students receiving Junior Cert results todayNext articleRevenue publishes latest tax defaulters list News Highland By News Highland – September 13, 2017 Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp The organ at Christ Church in Derry has been extensively damaged in a break in over the past number of days.The break-in was discovered by a member of the parish team who called to the church last evening. Police were alerted, and scenes of crime officers carried out a detailed forensic search of the building.It’s believed those responsible broke into the church through one of the stained glass windows, and then smashed a panel behind the organ, used broken glass to cut parts of the mechanism.The glass is believed to have come from bottles of altar wine which were smashed.A spokesperson for the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe says this appears to have been an act of wanton vandalism.In a Facebook post, the church organist pointed out that the organ in Christ church is regarded as one of the most beautiful organs in all of Ireland. The extent of the damage is still being assessed, but it will be of action for the foreseeable future.The attack has been widely condemned, with Christ Church’s Rector Archdeacon Robert Miller inviting people to attend worship on Sunday morning next at 11 o’clock as an act of solidarity.Earlier today, he spoke on the Ten to One show with Greg Hughes……..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/millerorgan.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Variability of the Ross Gyre, Southern Ocean: drivers and responses revealed by satellite altimetry

first_imgYear‐round variability in the Ross Gyre (RG), Antarctica, during 2011‐2015, is derived using radar altimetry. The RG is characterized by a bounded recirculating component, and a westward ‘throughflow’ to the south. Two modes of variability of the sea‐surface height (SSH) and ocean surface stress curl are revealed. The first represents a large‐scale SSH change forced by the Antarctic Oscillation. The second represents semiannual variability in gyre area and strength, driven by fluctuations in sea level pressure associated with the Amundsen Sea Low (ASL). Variability in the throughflow is also linked to the ASL. An adequate description of the oceanic circulation is achieved only when sea ice drag is accounted for in the ocean surface stress. The drivers of RG variability elucidated here have significant implications for our understanding of the oceanic forcing of Antarctic Ice Sheet melting, and for the downstream propagation of its ocean freshening footprint.last_img read more

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‘Fast’ Food in Atlanta

first_img They still need quick, low-cost ways to remove field heat from crops. Growers struggle to stagger harvests so they can have full shipments for produce buyers every week. Quality control is a sensitive issue when inspecting the produce friends and relatives have grown. Learning to grow new crops such as carrots, radishes and salad greens takes time. Co-op members need time, too, to develop leadership and business management skills. When all of an area’s farmers hit the market at once with hundreds of bushels of snapbeans, the scales tip in favor of the wholesale buyers. That was the problem facing someAfrican-American family farmers in south Georgia.The farmers have been stewards of the land for generations. They know how to grow thefinest peas, beans, watermelons and greens. But selling such staples in a sparselypopulated rural market is another matter.To get more marketing clout, family farmers in Brooks, Thomas, Grady and Decaturcounties formed the South Georgia Vegetable Growers Cooperative.With the help of a grant from the SustainableAgriculture Research and Education program, their vegetables now skip the wholesalersand land directly on Atlanta grocery shelves within 24 hours of harvest.The SARE project isn’t just about marketing, said Freddie Payton of the University of Georgia Instituteof Community and Area Development.Payton, who heads the project, said it also shows farmers how to diversify crops andgrow them more sustainably over time.”The production and marketing system works,” he said, “because thevegetable growers form a circle of information exchange with project partners.”Here’s how it works. Produce buyers in Atlanta arrange to buy straight from thefarmers, bypassing wholesalers. The buyers also tell the farmers which crops Atlantashoppers want. And they keep the growers up-to-date on high-value trends such as bunchradishes and exotic eggplants.The farmers then sit down with experts from the University of Georgia and theFederation of Southern Cooperatives. Together, they plan low-input, sustainable ways togrow both new crops and their old staples. UGA economists work with the retail outlets andthe farmers to see how profitable each crop will be.The project is still being refined. But already, it moves produce from the fields toAtlanta markets in less than 24 hours.Sorting, cleaning and packing produce right in the field is a big part of the system.Farmers then take their graded, packed harvest to pickup points and load it on trucks fora night ride to Atlanta.By morning, participating Atlanta retail outlets can offer farm-fresh produce free ofthe postharvest chemicals often used on long hauls.With two SARE-funded seasons behind them, the project partners are confident the systemwill work. But with a year of the grant left, many challenges remain. The farmers had none of these problems when they just sold their produce in wholesalelots at the local auction.”This project is unique,” Payton said. “We’re challenging farmers,researchers and outreach personnel to rethink how we work together so small holders insouth Georgia can successfully adopt innovative fresh vegetable systems.”The growers are asked to take on new tasks, he said. They have to learn qualitycontrol, packaging and crop diversification. At the same time, UGA experts must helpfarmers address many aspects of production, postharvest handling and marketing.”I’m confident the public will keep supporting local farmers by buying producegrown in the region,” Payton said. “We urge farmers to visit supermarkets, too,to see how their produce is displayed and promoted. This is a chance to help farmers andurban residents reconnect.”last_img read more

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Crop-killing cold expected Monday night, how local farmers plan to survive

first_imgA situation his team avoided just a few nights ago, saying, “We sprayed almost 24 hours on Friday night…but we think it saved the orchard.” As for Monday night, “If we have to turn our sprinkles on we’re going to turn them on.” To make sure their buds turn into apples come September, Russell Farms apple orchard in Brackney, Pennsylvania relies on a sprinkler system. (WBNG) — With crop-killing cold possible for Monday night, farmers in our area are prepared to make sure their crops survive the unseasonably low temperatures. Farmer Michael Russell explains the magic number to use this process is when the trees hit 28 degrees. When it warms back up, you can bring them back out safe and sound. The farm also grows other fruits and vegetables in Lancaster, PA. This happens in the much warmer environment of a greenhouse until about the end of May. At the farm’s farm stand in Vestal on rare, chilly nights, Russell explains, “We’re working harder to bring those plants under the tents, tent side the whole tent in and then put heat in there so then when the morning comes we’ll pull everything back out and it’ll be just as good as it was yesterday.” Without the pump on rare, cold nights, Russell said, “Once we get down to 25 [degrees] if you didn’t have protection and you would pretty much lose your whole crop of apples.” Staff explain when used, the system wets the trees, which turns into an icy coating in the cold temperatures. This ice insulates the trees, therefore allowing them to warm up a few degrees. If you’re concerned about your plants on an unseasonable cold night, Russell suggests bringing them inside your home or garage for the night. last_img read more

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Potts out to fulfill promise to grandfather by joining PBA Draft

first_imgMOST READ “This isn’t just about basketball. I think it’s important that I came here,” he said.It’s a facet of Potts’ life that he really put a premium on since arriving to the country coming from the United States two years ago.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I feel like there’s a lot of Fil-foreigners who come here just to play basketball, but I think that’s not the right way to think. I think you should really know where you came from,” he said.“There’s a lot of Fil-foreigners who don’t take advantage of knowing where they come from and for me, it’s really important to know those things, where and how it all started, and to make sure that basketball is more of a tool to get back to my Buendia family. That was a bigger thing for me.” Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles LATEST STORIES Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Entering the draft also moves Potts closer to realizing the promise he made to his deceased grandfather years back.“I didn’t know the PBA until I talked to my grandfather. He told me that if I couldn’t make it in the NBA, why not try the PBA. He said [the PBA] is like the NBA of the Philippines and I should look it up,” Potts recalled.“It’s funny because when I was visiting him in San Diego, he told me to at least make him that promise, that, ‘If I can’t make it to the NBA, the NBA D-League, at least, you try.’ I knew I have a family here and he told me to just try. And I tried.”That’s why Potts doesn’t have any doubts when he decided to make the jump to the pros.“I’m very prepared. I think about the promise I had to my grandfather a lot and I really believe that I’m ready. This is the product of years and years or preparation,” the 6-foot-3 swingman said.ADVERTISEMENT Potts believes he is a two-way player, someone who is effective on both ends of the floor.“Coach Jamike allowed me to thrive on the offensive part of my game, while coach Boyet exposed me to the defense. Dealing with them in my time with San Beda gave me great upside as I enter the PBA,” he said.With his confidence on a high, all Potts wants is to land on a team where his talents will be maximized.“I’d rather be on a team that needs me than a team that wants me because I want a team that needs me for the services I can give to the team,” he said.Potts feels he would be a good fit to teams like NLEX, Ginebra, Alaska, and TNT“There are teams that need help and I want to be that person who gives that help to the team that picks me.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Davon Potts. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDeclaring himself for the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft is more than just basketball decision for Davon Potts.He also looks at it as a chance to reconnect with his Filipino roots and get to know his relatives from Rosario, Cavite.ADVERTISEMENT Mbala to miss La Salle’s UAAP Season 80 opener vs FEU Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datulast_img read more

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