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Donegal artist donates ‘bonnie’ painting to Letterkenny University Hospital

first_imgLocal artist Brian Byrne has donated a painting to Letterkenny University Hospital to acknowledge the hospital staffs care and kindness. Donegal-based painter, who is originally from Dublin, has been living in Donegal for the past 20 years and is a full-time artist and qualified art teacher.Byrne revealed he spent a pro-longed period in the hospital and he said the care he received was second to none. Speaking of his motivation for donating the painting, Mr Byrne said: “I spent six weeks in Letterkenny University Hospital and the nurses and doctors looked after me very well.“During my illness, I spent time in other hospitals also and I can truly say none of them compared with Letterkenny,” he added. The artwork titled ‘Scotland the Brave’ came about through Byrne’s inspiration from the dramatic landscapes of Donegal and Scotland and the relationship between the two countries.“This painting is a thank you to the front line staff for the great care they took of me, their professionalism and efficiency in sometimes very trying circumstances.” Donegal artist donates ‘bonnie’ painting to Letterkenny University Hospital was last modified: March 27th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:art exhibitionLetterkenny University Hospitallast_img read more

Cathaoirleach extends sympathy to family and friends of tragic Lee Early

first_imgCathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Nicholas Crossan has offered his deepest condolences to the family and friends of the late Lee Early of Arranmore Island.Lee, aged 26, lost his life as a result of a tragic accident at the pier at Poolawaddy on Arranmore on Sunday morning. A passenger in the car, a man in his 30s, managed to escape from the car and was unhurt.The death of Lee, who was also a volunteer with the local RNLI lifeboat crew, has rocked the tight-knit island community. Speaking today, Cllr Nicholas Crossan said: “I offer my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Leigh Early and of course to the local RNLI which Leigh was a volunteer with.“It is such a tragedy for Leigh’s family and for the entire community of Árainn Mhór.  I have no doubt that the people of Árainn Mhór will come together to support and comfort the Early family at this very difficult time.“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”Tributes continue to flow in for Lee, who is survived by his dad Jimmy, mum Noreen, brother Adam and sisters Rachel and Laura. A post mortem is due to be carried today at Letterkenny University Hospital to determine an official cause of death.His funeral details have yet to be announced.Cathaoirleach extends sympathy to family and friends of tragic Lee Early was last modified: November 18th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

Warriors send Damian Jones, pick to Atlanta for Omari Spellman

first_imgThe Warriors made a move Monday that will give them both flexibility with their money and personnel. They traded fourth-year center Damian Jones and a second-round pick to the Atlanta Hawks for forward/center Omari Spellman, a league source confirmed to Bay Area News Group. The Athletic first reported the news.The Warriors save about $400,000 in payroll considering the difference between what Jones ($2.3 million) and Spellman ($1.9 million) will make next season. That might be relative change …last_img read more

Wells promoted to OFBF director of digital communications

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) has promoted Callie Wells of Columbus to director of digital communications.Wells, who started at Ohio Farm Bureau in 2012 as a communications specialist, will provide leadership for the organization’s website and social media. Last year, Ohio Farm Bureau launched a new website, ofbf.org, which combines the former Farm Bureau and Our Ohio sites into a comprehensive source of useful information and provide access to the organization’s resources. Wells also produces videos as well as contributes to Our Ohio magazine and Buckeye Farm News, Ohio Farm Bureau’s consumer and farm publications.Wells grew up in Butler County. She has a master’s degree in agricultural communications and a bachelor’s degree in animal science and agricultural education from Ohio State University. She is a 2013 graduate of AgriPOWER, Ohio Farm Bureau’s year-long leadership training program.last_img read more

Climate change may not improve agriculture

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Although many people have argued that rising carbon dioxide levels would benefit crop production, a recent model of the effects of increased CO2 shows that it’s not that simple and that elevated levels could have a much less positive effect on plant photosynthesis than previously predicted.Purdue University researchers tested the effects of increased CO2 and warmer temperatures on plant water use. Although increased carbon dioxide and warmer temperatures generally improve photosynthesis, in these experiments the researchers found that pores on plant leaves, known as the stomata, were predicted to narrow in these conditions, reducing the amount of moisture plants release into the air.Although this change may mean some plants are more efficient in their water use in some arid regions, overall this change in plant physiology will have its own climate effects, resulting in less rainfall in some regions, damaging plants and crop yields, said Qianlai Zhuang, professor of earth and atmospheric science.“This study reveals that while increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide can directly strengthen plant uptake of CO2, it can also reduce plant transpiration, influence global precipitation patterns, and increase warming locally,” he said.The research was published in a recent issue of Geophysical Research Letters. Zhuang’s graduate student Zhu is the lead author on the paper.Lisa Welp, assistant professor of biogeochemistry in Purdue’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, and a co-author on the paper, says that in many terrestrial ecosystems, precipitation is from water recycled to the atmosphere by plants upwind, affecting both precipitation and temperatures.“The role that terrestrial vegetation plays in rainfall recycling on land is often simplified or overlooked, but it’s a key player in determining regional precipitation patterns and, therefore, productivity in water-limited ecosystems,” Welp said. “If some plants reduce their transfer of water to the atmosphere by reducing transpiration rates, this results in regional declines in precipitation. It also results in local heating because evaporating water from plant leaves acts like an air conditioner, keeping surface temperatures cooler.”Overall, the effect is strong enough that there is no net increase in global agricultural production, Zhuang said. In fact, as carbon dioxide increases globally, the modeling showed that plant life in most regions of the world suffers considerably due to rising temperatures and decreased precipitation.“You cannot look at just one effect in isolation, such as photosynthesis, and make a determination of how it will affect global crop production,” Zhuang said. “There are both direct and indirect effects, and both should be considered.”Atmospheric carbon dioxide has increased from 280 parts per million before the Industrial Age, which began in the late 1700s, to the current level above 400 parts per million.Zhuang and graduate student Peng Zhu devised six model experiments using historic climate data from 1850 to 2011. They found that although a few areas would see improved plant growth — including parts of Canada, most of Madagascar, and the southern tip of India — other regions on the planet would suffer.“This study indicates that the net CO2 fertilization effect will be overestimated unless vegetation-climate feedback effects are taken into account,” Zhu said.This research was funded by the National Science Foundation (award number 1028291) and NASA (award NNX14AD91G).last_img read more

Ohio’s Crop Progress – August 7th, 2017

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Drier conditions reduced soil moisture surpluses and temperatures dropped midweek, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National  Agricultural Statistics Service.There were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending August 6th. More farmers were able to return to the fields .Some weed control measures took place this week along with manure application, fungicide and herbicide spraying, and tillage of wheat fields.Commercial vegetable harvest continued, as did the baling of Hay. Crop conditions remain stable overall.A primary concern for many growers was southern rust in corn. Other growers have are concerned about stunted soybeans. Shallow root systems in crops created concerns about adequate and timely precipitation.The cooler temperatures were not ideal for crop development, but were beneficial to livestock.See the full report herelast_img read more

Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 106 | Cab Cams, Soggy Weather, and Dorky Car Rides

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 106th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, sponsored by AgriGold, with hosts Matt Reese, Joel Penhorwood, Kolt Buchenroth, and Zach Parrott. Todays podcast starts off with Joel’s Cab Cam interviews with Andy Detwiler and Greg McGlinch. Cab Cams this week are sponsored by Homan Inc.Intern Zach Parrott, goes on his first farm visits with Matt Reese and Kolt Buchenroth, where they meet up with Jess and Adam Campbell and Between the Rows farmer, Nathan Brown. Matt Reese also talked with dairy farmer Devin Cain and his backpack program to help feed hungry kids.last_img read more

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