Ten outstanding young people honoured by JCI Donegal – Picture Special

first_imgTen of Donegal’s most outstanding young people have been honoured by Junior Chamber International (JCI) Donegal.Young people from all walks of life were nominated for JCI Donegal Ten Outstanding Young Person (TOYP) Awards 2019. The awards served to recognise individuals between the ages of 18 and 40 who exemplify the best attributes of Donegal’s young people.The awards ceremony took place on Friday 5th April in the beautiful surroundings of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny and the ceremony gave these young people a night to celebrate their achievements with family and friends. JCI Donegal has great support locally from sponsors AIB who similarly sponsor the event nationally. Sandra McGettigan (Branch Manager, LYIT) spoke and presented the awards on the night with Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Seamus Ó Domhnaill also addressing our attendees.L-R Patrick Quinlivan,Shane Doherty, Kai McHugh, Nicola McLaughlin, Katie McGloin, Teresa Donohoe, Kieran DohertyThe following winners were recognised:Anna Hennessy for Personal Improvement and/or Accomplishment.Katie McGloin for Contribution to children, world peace, and/or human rights.Kieran Doherty for Business, Economic and/or Entrepreneurial Accomplishment.Teresa Donohoe for Contribution to children, world peace, and/or human rights.Shane Doherty for Business, Economic and/or Entrepreneurial Accomplishment.Nicola McLaughlin for Business, Economic and/or Entrepreneurial Accomplishment.Patrick Quinlivan for Personal Improvement and/or Accomplishment.David Gildea for Business, Economic and /or Entrepreneurial Accomplishment.Kai McHugh for Personal Improvement and/or Accomplishment.Angela McGlanaghey for Personal Improvement and/or Accomplishment.Ann-Louise McClintock JCI Donegal, Shane Doherty, Keira Keogh JCI Ireland, Sandra McGettigan AIBKeira Keogh JCI Ireland, Ann-Louise McClintock JCI Donegal, Teresa Donohoe, Sandra McGettigan AIBKeira Keogh JCI Ireland, Ann-Louise McClintock JCI Donegal, Kai McHugh, Sandra McGettigan AIBAnn-Louise McClintock JCI Donegal, Patrick Quinlivan, Keira Keogh JCI Ireland, Sandra McGettigan AIBAnn-Louise McClintock JCI Donegal, Nicola McLaughlin, Keira Keogh JCI Ireland, Sandra McGettigan AIBAnn-Louise McClintock JCI Donegal, Kieran Doherty, Keira Keogh JCI Ireland, Sandra McGettigan AIBAnn-Louise McClintock JCI Donegal, Katie McGloin, Keira Keogh JCI Ireland, Sandra McGettigan AIBAfter the local awards, the Donegal winners may go on to be recognised nationally and possibly internationally for their achievements. The National finals will be held on Saturday, 18th May in Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire. JCI feel, that highlighting the accomplishments of these young active citizens in a variety of fields will inspire others to be better and realise their full potential as active citizens.This is the sixth year these awards have been held in Donegal. Ann-Louise McClintock, JCI Donegal President 2019 commented: “The Outstanding Young Person awards is one of the most exciting events we hold during the year, it gives us an amazing opportunity to recognise the remarkable young people in the county and their impact on our community.” Katie McGloin and MC Emma BoylanKai McHugh and Emma BoylanKieran Doherty and Emma BoylanTeresa Donohoe and Emma BoylanPrevious National Winner in 2017 Jennifer Doherty and Emma BoylanShane Doherty and Emma BoylanPatrick Quinlivan and Emma BoylanNicola McLaughlinMaria McCormack performed on the nightCathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Seamus O DomhnaillJCI Donegal meet each month and visitors are welcome. For more information, check out JCI Donegal on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.Ten outstanding young people honoured by JCI Donegal – Picture Special was last modified: April 16th, 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:awardsjci donegalpicture specialten outstanding young persontoyplast_img read more

National Agricultural Genotyping Center announces new tools in corn disease identification

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Identifying corn diseases and pursuing the best management plan available just got easier, faster and more cost effective due to new testing protocols announced today by the National Agricultural Genotyping Center located in Fargo, North Dakota.“Farming is a complicated pursuit that involves many choices. Making the right choice at the right time can have a huge effect on profitability,” said Larry Hoffman, Chairman of the National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Productivity & Quality Action Team. “This is especially true when it comes to identifying the dozens of diseases that can harm healthy corn plants, yields and grain quality.”Corn has effective genetic resistance to many of the important diseases, according to Pete Snyder, President and CEO of NAGC, however, numerous challenges remain in identifying corn diseases in timely fashion. NAGC is targeting a couple of key diseases, Goss’s Wilt and Xanthomonas, in their first disease assays, or tests now available to corn farmers, agronomists and crop consultants.“A key part of our mission at the National Agricultural Genotyping Center  is to translate scientific discoveries into solutions for farmers and production agriculture. This is another important step in that regard,” Snyder said. “The new assays we have developed will provide proper identification in weeks rather than months and cut costs substantially.”NAGC, a non-profit initiative founded by the National Corn Growers Association and Los Alamos National Laboratory, will provide research and testing services to both public and private researchers. The center translates scientific discoveries into solutions for production agriculture, food safety, functional foods, bioenergy, and national security.Cost savings from the actual testing are as much as 75% less with a move from single sample testing to utilizing 96 sample trays. NAGC is working with farmers via crop consultants and agronomists to streamline the process of collecting samples and ramping up the assay process.Goss’s wilt is a bacterial disease that may cause systemic infection and wilting of corn plants, as well as severe leaf blighting. Under the right conditions this disease can cause devastating damage with grain yield losses approaching 50%. Xanthomonas, another bacterial disease, is being targeted because it is often confused with Gray Leaf Spot leading to ineffective fungicide treatments and loss of income for farmers.“It can cost $40 an acre to treat Gray Leaf Spot, but those treatments are ineffective against Xanthomonas,” Hoffman said. “And it’s not just lost profit but lost opportunity. Once identified we can deal with Xanthomonas through management practices such as tillage and crop rotation.”Testing is largely done through samples of the effected plant leaf tissue. However, soil samples can be assayed by NAGC early in the growing season to identify or the presence of Xanthomonas.last_img read more

6 Tips for Filming Outdoors

first_imgWant more content on film techniques? Then check out these articles from PremiumBeat.7 Iconic Cinematography TechniquesProper Green Screen Tips and TechniquesFilmmaking Tip – Shooting Night Exteriors on a BudgetDid these tips help you at all? Will you use any of them when you go into your next outdoor shoot? Have any other tips to add? Let us know in the comments below. 2. Use the sun as a backlight.You can utilize the sun to backlight your character and give them that highly sought after edge light. Just wait for the sun to lower toward the horizon and hit record. This type of shot is really popular in wedding videos, but can also be seen quite a bit in Hollywood films.In fact, there is a great shot in the feature film The Tree of Life where cinematographer Emmanuel Lubeski utilizes the setting sun to backlight the characters in order to get that nice edge light. The video is courtesy of MovieClips. 4. Invest in filters.Before you head outside to film anything, you’ll want to make sure that you purchase neutral density filters for your lenses. An ND Filter can make a huge difference in getting a shot and not getting a shot in the brightness of day. If you’re not sure what a ND Filter does, fret not. We can explain that for you.Image from Luke PamerWhen filming outside, the brightness of the sun can completely overpower your shot. By applying an ND Filter to your lens you can adjust your ISO, f/stop, and shutter speed to near normal levels in order to get the shot you want. It will also help you to be able to capture that shallow depth of field you often see in feature films and television.If you want to see the effects of a ND Filter first hand, and the difference it can make to depth of field, then check out this great video from Jared Polin from FroKnowsPhoto. Filming outdoors can be frustrating! Use these tips to set yourself up for success next time you’re working outside.Top image from Joshua EarleYou’d think that filming outdoors would be a pretty simple thing to pull off. However, all of the same concerns you have on a controlled set will pop up when you’re working outdoors, and chief among those concerns is lighting. And, as we should all know by now — visual storytelling is all about lighting.So, if there’s enough light around without needing to rig any of your own lights, it should be pretty simple, just pick camera up and start filming right?!…Wrong! – Chris WeaverA good filmmaker knows exactly how to use light to enhance their image and elicit a mood. But you just can’t move the light around outdoors like you can on a soundstage. No, you have to get creative with your shots and really pay attention to the sun and its placement in the sky and use it effectively. Here are some tips that I try to keep in mind when filming outdoors.1. Make use of the sun during the middle of the day.Now, I’m not saying avoid the middle of the day all together, but rather that you pick your spots. The sun during the middle of the day casts down some really unspectacular shadows for subjects, but there are other ways to utilize it. In fact, I’ve shot during the middle of an overcast day much like the image below and it’s great, because the cloud cover acts as a filter for the sunlight and diffuses the harsh light. I’ve also utilized the midday sun to capture great b-roll for a film that needed light leaks through the branches of a tree.Image from Mikael Kritenson.You can also get really fantastic silhouette shots during the middle of the day if you set things up correctly. The image below is from photographer Peter West Carey who uses the cover of a walkway to frame and provide contrast for the monk who walks just in the distance. For film you could take it a step further and have your subject stand just on the threshold of the walkway, under the shadows, and make their silhouette pop.Image from Peter West CareyThe middle of the day can also be used to great extent in timelapse video. For instance, you can see several shots from this short film by Rustad Media where the middle of the day sun helps to create some really great imagery. 5. Make use of flags and reflectors.When filming outdoors, your subjects or actors may not get a nice balance of light across their face. If the sun is angled to one side and the character has a sharp off camera key, you might find a heavy dark shadow on the other side. You can balance this out by using a collapsible reflector.Image Courtesy of Margot PandoneOr perhaps you’re filming and the sun light is causing you to have unwanted flares or light leaks. If this happens, you can utilize a matte box or sunshade. But then again, you may want to have those flares or leaks. If thats the case, use flags and camera angles to get the desired effect.6. Lenses matter. Pick the right ones!When filming outside, the surrounding environment is much more wide open than when shooting inside. Be sure to take advantage of focal length. You can do this easily by using prime lenses, particularly wide-angle lenses such as a 21mm or 28mm. Theses are my favorites when needing to get an establishing shot, as they really can convey a sense of immense space.Then, if you need to get close to an actor or subject, you can switch from a wide to a shorter focal length with a 50mm or 85mm and really play around with the depth of field — which always makes your footage look more cinematic.An example of this can be seen in the music video by Kommak for Boerd’s song, Wavelength. FOR REFERENCEFilming Without Lights – Film Camera CourseThree Tips For Shooting Video Outdoors – Izzy VideoTake it Outside 6 Tips for Outdoor Filming – Sprout VideoSunrise and Sunset – Live Science 3. Know when sunrise and sunset happen.In order to get shots like the one above you’ll want to know exactly when sunrise and sunset will occur. Luckily there is an app that can help you find out when “Magic Hour” is going to take place at your current location. Developed by Elfinda Apps, Magic Hour gives you a breakdown of the time and duration of the golden hour. I have personally used this app and can say that it works quite well. It’s been incredibly beneficial to me on several occasions, and its golden hour alert feature is great.Here’s a great Golden Hour video from filmmaker Matt Triplow entitled Golden Hour Surf from Above.last_img read more

Vettel shows speed again with fastest time in final practice

first_imgPagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast In a further boost for Ferrari, his teammate Kimi Raikkonen was second quickest Saturday with 1:12.74.Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas was third quickest while teammate Lewis Hamilton could only manage fifth and was nearly one second behind Vettel. Teen star Max Verstappen’s Red Bull split the two Mercedes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingIt has been a largely frustrating weekend for Mercedes so far. In Thursday’s second practice, the team botched a tire switch to the ultra-soft compound that saw Hamilton finishing P2 in eighth place with Bottas down in 10th.Hamilton’s best mark this weekend so far was 1:13.425 when he topped P1 ahead of Vettel — his title rival. Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during the free practice for the Formula One Grand Prix at the Monaco racetrack in Monaco, Saturday, May 27, 2017. The Formula one race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)MONACO — Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel warmed up for qualifying at the Monaco Grand Prix with the fastest time in the third and final practice session on Saturday.The four-time Formula One champion looks in scintillating form, clocking the fastest-ever lap time in Monaco to top Thursday’s second practice and setting a new mark Saturday with 1:12.395. The German driver will be confident of a 48th career pole position in qualifying later.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Ocon found that out the hard way, and his mechanics had two hours to get his car ready for qualifying.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Gamescenter_img Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Vettel leads the standings by six points ahead of three-time F1 champion Hamilton. They have won two races each and Bottas clinched the other.P3 was briefly held up near the end after Esteban Ocon — driving at the Monaco GP for the first time — crashed his Force India.Ocon misjudged a turn coming out near the Swimming Pool exit and went straight on into the barriers, mangling his car’s suspension.The car was lifted off the track by crane and the 20-year-old Frenchman, who finished fifth at the Spanish GP two weeks ago, was unharmed.The smallest braking mistake on Monaco’s tight and sinewy 3.4-kilometer (2.1-mile) circuit — through the winding streets of Monte Carlo, past its famed casino and around its glittering, yacht-dotted harbor — can send a driver into the barriers.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast NLEX nips Phoenix, ends campaign with back-to-back wins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments MOST READlast_img read more