Donegal meat plant reopened under new ownership

first_img By News Highland – May 17, 2018 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th It’s been confirmed that a Donegal meat plant has reopened under new ownership.Edenmore Farm Meats, Lifford closed in 2016 with the company dissolved in January of this year.C&J Meats an Armagh based company have taken over the plant with slaughtering resumed.Before its closure, a number of protests were held by local farmers outside the meat plant as it was claimed some were owed a substantial amount of money.Paul Mooney, News Correspondent with the Irish Farmers Journal has revealed that 100 farmers are still awaiting payment for cattle they supplied with one farmer owed payment for over 40 cattle:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal meat plant reopened under new ownership Previous articleGardai confirm Glenveagh road reopened after crashNext articlePlans for Donegal in new tourism strategy launched in Derry today News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic AudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Pinterest Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

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Willie Nelson Shares New Video For “Ride Me Back Home” [Watch]

first_imgLast week, country music icon Willie Nelson announced his forthcoming studio album, Ride Me Back Home, due out on June 21st via Legacy Records.On Tuesday, Nelson released a video to accompany the album’s title track, “Ride Me Back Home”, co-written with his friend and neighbor, Sonny Throckmorton. “Ride Me Back Home” is an emotional testament to horses and the adversities they face throughout their lives. The subject is an especially important one for Willie, who has rescued over 60 horses and brought them back to his Luck Ranch outside of Austin, TX.Produced by longtime collaborator Buddy Cannon, Ride Me Back Home is a continuation of a trilogy that began in 2017 with God’s Problem Child and was followed in 2018 with Last Man Standing. Willie’s latest album features a selection of tunes he wrote with Cannon, as well as covers of Billy Joel’s “Just The Way You Are”, Guy Clark’s “Immigrant Eyes” and “My Favorite Picture Of You”, Mac Davis’ “It’s Hard To Be Humble”, Buzz Rabin’s “Maybe I Should Have Been Listening”, and more. Willie also recruited his sons Lukas and Micah Nelson to assist on the cover of “It’s Hard To Be Humble”.“Sonny lives right by Willie’s Luck studio,” Nelson’s producer/co-writer Buddy Cannon said in a statement shared via press release. “He said he wrote that song because he was over there and saw Willie’s horses. I don’t even know if Willie knows that or not.”Watch Nelson’s new “Ride Me Back Home” video below:Willie Nelson – “Ride Me Back Home”[Video: WillieNelson]Fans can head here to pre-order Willie Nelson’s forthcoming Ride Me Back Home. For a full list of his upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to Willie Nelson’s website.Willie Nelson – Ride Me Back Home Tracklist:“Ride Me Back Home”“Come On Time”“My Favorite Picture of You”“Seven Year Itch”“Immigrant Eyes”“Stay Away From Lonely Places”“Just the Way You Are”“One More Song to Write”“Nobody’s Listening”“It’s Hard to Be Humble” (with Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson)“Maybe I Should’ve Been Listening”View Tour Dateslast_img read more

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African swine fever kills more than 24,000 pigs in East Nusa Tenggara since January

first_imgMore than 24,000 community-owned pigs in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) have died after being exposed to the African swine fever (ASF) since the beginning of this year, local authorities have confirmed.NTT Animal Husbandry Agency acting head Artati Loasana reported that at least 24,822 pigs had died from the virus across 11 out of the province’s 21 regencies.“We counted the dead pigs from the beginning of January to June. For this July, we are still waiting for reports from husbandry agencies in a number of regencies,” Artarti said on Sunday. Belu Animal Husbandry Agency head Nikolaus Umbu Birri said the peak of the ASF outbreak in the regency occurred in February and March, adding that the number of dead pig began decreasing in April until there had been no new deaths over the past few days.“We have submitted a report to the central [government] but until now, there has been no information on assistance,” Nikolaus said on Thursday.Authorities in other NTT regencies, including East Sumba and Ende, have also reported the deaths of pigs from the virus in their areas.East Sumba Animal Husbandry Agency head Yohanis Radamuri said around 2,000 pigs in the regency were believed to have died from the ASF from March to mid-July across almost all districts.“At the beginning, we thought the pigs had died from cholera, so we carried out vaccinations,” he said, adding that the pigs had shown symptoms of swelling, high body temperature, bad appetite, redness of the skin, vomiting and diarrhea.The agency deployed officers to spray disinfectant in every livestock pen owned by residents, Yohanis said. He appealed to pig owners to maintain sanitation and pay attention to their animal feeding management.Meanwhile, Ende Husbandry Agency head Marianus Alexander said 469 pigs in the area had died from ASF.Although ASF is not transmissible from animals to humans, Marianus reminded residents not to consume pigs that have died with such symptoms to reduce the spread of the virus to other animals. (syk)Topics : Most deaths were found in Belu regency with 6,919 pigs killed, followed by South Central Timor regency with 3,030, Kupang regency with 3,338 — including 541 in a livestock installation — and West Sumba regency with 2,679.Rote Ndao regency recorded 2,327 dead pigs, Southwest Sumba regency 2,046, North Central Timor regency 1,496, Alor regency 1,186, Malaka regency 731, Sabu Raijua regency 489, Sikka regency 332 and Kupang city 249.Artarti said the ASF outbreak started on Timor Island, but authorities were late in containing the virus before it spread to a number of large islands in NTT, such as Flores and Sumba.The data shows an increase from the previous number provided by the agency last month, which revealed that around 19,000 pigs in the province had died of ASF from February to mid-June, reported.last_img read more

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Kansas State special teams unit thrives off success of elite return specialists

first_img Comments At 5 feet 10 inches tall and 160 pounds, Tyler Lockett didn’t boast the intimidating frame of many football players when he arrived at Kansas State. He thought he would redshirt his freshman year in an effort to add some mass and become a more complete wide receiver.But Wildcats head coach Bill Snyder thought Lockett would be of far more use to the team on the field.“I thought about redshirting and that’s one thing that I really wanted to do, but sometimes it wasn’t necessarily what’s the best, and I had to trust coach and trust my dad,” Lockett said. “Luckily, everything worked out for the good.”Snyder’s decision paid off. Lockett was named a consensus All-American as a return specialist in addition to earning a spot on the first team by Sporting News and the Walter Camp Football Foundation.Lockett is the latest in a line of elite return specialists at Kansas State that dates back to 1993 when Andre Coleman was named a second-team All-American. The tradition of excellence also includes Lockett’s uncle, Aaron Lockett, who still holds the Big 12 record for single-season punt return average.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd for most of these return men, their statures haven’t held them back. Darren Sproles was just 5 feet 7 inches tall and 170 pounds as a senior. Brandon Banks came into the NFL at 149 pounds — making him the lightest player in the league — and is now in his third season with the Washington Redskins.“With the smaller guys, we’re a lot quicker, we make a lot of guys miss,” Banks said. “We’re pretty fast, it all comes together. … I wouldn’t say it’s an advantage, I wouldn’t say it’s a disadvantage.”The key to the Wildcats success is Snyder’s intense focus on return specialists. Banks said Snyder emphasized special teams more than any other coach he had played for.Lockett also feels he’s benefited from the head coach’s approach.“We practice it over and over and over,” Lockett said. “We don’t just practice for four or five minutes, we really practice it over and we look at it in the film room because we want to be a great offensive team and defensive team, but at the same time, special teams helps the offense out.”Apparently the emphasis of special teams runs in the family, too.Snyder’s son, Sean Snyder, was an All-American punter for KSU in 1992. After going undrafted in the NFL, he joined his father’s coaching staff as a part-time assistant coach in 1994. Snyder remained with Kansas State even during his father’s retirement from 2005 – 2009. In 2010, he was promoted to special teams coordinator, and the unit hasn’t missed a beat.Sean Snyder’s perspective as a former punter has also added a new dimension to the team’s punt return game.“He was a punter and also he watches a lot of film, so he knows exactly where the punter’s going to punt it, how he’s going to punt it,” Lockett said. “We don’t just look at the games this year, but we look at the games last year and the year before and stuff like that.”This year, Lockett and junior wide receiver Tramaine Thompson give the Wildcats arguably the most dynamic duo of return men in the nation.In KSU’s season-opening 51-9 victory over Missouri State, Lockett reeled off a 43-yard punt return, but it was Thompson that stole the show with an 89-yard punt return touchdown on his only attempt.Thompson has benefited from the proud tradition in special teams at KSU, keeping in contact with Banks for advice.Lockett gets similar advice from former Wildcat stars. His father, Kevin Lockett, is K-State’s all-time leading receiver.“He knows a lot of things that I don’t know and he’s able to see things especially when he watches the game,” Lockett said. “Just being able to listen to him because he’s been through it, he’s been through the system and stuff like that.”But the one constant for all of Kansas State’s special teams success isn’t the presence of a Lockett on the roster, but the elder Snyder. Aside from four seasons of retirement, Snyder has been the Wildcats’ head coach since 1989. During that span, he’s produced eight special teams All-Americans, including four return specialists or all-purpose players.“Coach Snyder’s focus is mainly discipline and consistency because that’s the biggest things,” Lockett said. “He wants us to be very disciplined and to start off strong and be able to finish strong.” Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on September 6, 2012 at 1:47 am Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2last_img read more

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Brentford allow midfielder to find new club

first_imgMidfielder Ryan Williams has left Brentford after his contract was terminated by mutual consent.The 24-year-old arrived at Griffin Park in the summer, having been released by Morecambe.However, made only one appearance for the first team, in the 4-0 League Cup defeat to Oxford in August, and was an unused substitute in the league only the once.Boss Dean Smith revealed last week that Williams would be allowed to find a new club this month.Birkenhead-born Williams came through the youth ranks at Chester City and later played for Colwyn Bay, Llandudno and Welsh Premier League outfit Rhyl.He joined Morecambe in 2012 and scored six goals in 61 games, his final appearance coming last February.Earlier on Monday, Brentford also released striker Montell Moore, who is expected to join Birmingham City.See also:Brentford snap up midfielder WilliamsSmith insists Bees are not pursuing PatersonFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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China announces it will lift ban on U.S. beef

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Following a 13-year ban on U.S. beef exports to China, an announcement from the Chinese Government indicates they will begin accepting U.S. beef from animals under 30 months of age.“This is great news for U.S. beef producers,” said Kent Bacus, director of international trade for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. “While these initial reports are positive, we must continue technical negotiations and undergo the process of formally approving export certificates. China is already the world’s second largest buyer of beef, and with a growing middle class, the export opportunities for U.S. cattlemen and women are tremendous.”The next step is for United States Department of Agriculture officials to work with China’s Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine to approve the certificates and protocols for exports.“Our cattle producers are the best in the world at producing high quality beef,” Bacus said. “To continue to grow demand for our product, our industry relies on fair trade based on sound science. This latest announcement by China is welcome news and further highlights the benefits of trade in the Pacific, opportunities that will only be expanded by passage of the Trans Pacific Partnership.”last_img read more

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Benefit of the doubt

first_imgCricket has given people enough reason to believe in the worst of it. The latest allegations of members of the Indian cricket team using “performance-enhancing drugs”, however, must be held up to the scrutiny of both reason and science. In the absence of a prohibitory code, overseas cricketers have flirted with drugs, whether sampling cannabis or trying out cocaine and heroin. But these were young men looking for thrills, not unfair advantage. What is unproven is whether performance-enhancing drugs (banned in Olympic sports) can make a significant difference in cricket. They may improve stamina but strength without direction will not help a bowler. Intense concentration without technical discipline will not result in runs. A steroid works on the body only when coupled with the most intense training, the kind the Indian team is not known for. Whatever Ajit Agarkar is said to be on, it’s obviously not helping. That a coach, who may or may not have made the allegations, did not bother to find out what his players were being given is symptomatic of an old-style approach to running a team. Indian team trainer Andrew Leipus recommending dietary supplements is part of the new. The difference between the two is an understanding of the potential and limits of sports science.The real scandal is in Indian athletics and weightlifting. Here drug use is rampant and, worse, practised by cut-price doctors hired from the now-defunct laboratories of the Soviet bloc. Despite evidence in the form of skewed results, mishandled injuries, and the latest, a drug bust in the National Institute of Sports hostel in Patiala, it hasn’t caused a stir. Athletics and weightlifting are relatively fringe sports in India. Cricket is currency.last_img read more

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All Star Media Release

first_imgOn Wednesday, 1 October 2008, all Roads lead to Aughtie Drive, Albert Park as some of Victoria’s top athletes and celebrities play an “All Star” game of Touch Football to commence the Summer season of Touch and to have some fun!GUEST PLAYERS INCLUDE:AFL Kangaroos – David Hale and Michael FirritoSaints Stars – Lenny Hayes and Stephen MilneFormer Bomber – RIck OlarenshawAFL Chief Operating Officer – Gillon McLaughlanHockeyroo Gold Medallist – Claire Mitchell-TavernerTouch Football Australia CEO – Colm MaguirePlus a selection of Victorian and Australian Touch playersOne of the stars on show will be former Essendon player and Curent Channel 7 commentator – Rick OlarenshawRick said “Since retiring from the AFL, Touch football is the best ball sport I have found. It is competitive and skillful as well as fun and social”.A Media Release for the event is attached.Thanks to Nick Mooney for providing the article content.Related Filesall_star_media_release_v_2-pdflast_img read more

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a month ago​Man Utd hero Ince: Solskjaer has nobody that excites

first_img​Man Utd hero Ince: Solskjaer has nobody that excitesby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United and Liverpool player Paul Ince believes that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not have enough exciting players in his squad.Ince, who has often served as a vocal critic of Solskjaer and the club’s management structure, believes the team does not have a squad good enough to challenge at the top end.United are struggling at the start of the season, losing their most recent Premier League game to West Ham United.”I said last year – and got ridiculed for it – that Ole shouldn’t have got the Manchester United job at the stage he did. I stand totally by that comment,” Ince told Paddy Power.”Everyone got sucked into the start he’d made, without looking at the fixtures they had. It’s a result-based business, and that’s fine, but you can’t ignore performances.”Now, though, having decided he’s the man, giving him a long-term project and buying into his vision, they have to stick with him.”Irrespective of whether they win or lose at the weekend, he’s their man. There are no two ways about it, they’ve made their bed, and right now they’re lying in it.”They can’t be sacking their manager and abandoning the strategy, based on a few results. United will win games, people will get excited again, then they’ll lose and it’ll be back to crisis mode.”They’re the biggest team in the world, they’ll be on the back pages no matter what. That’s what comes with being a Manchester United player or manager.”But they no longer have that presence in terms of intimidating opponents. Teams know they can get something from them now, even at Old Trafford. Right now, United are vulnerable.”Chelsea already have a clearer vision. I think of Ole in the same way as I do Frank Lampard. Two young managers lacking experience, who have been thrown into two massive clubs.”But, if you gave me the choice of who I’d rather be watching this season, it’d be Chelsea all day long – and that hurts me as a former United captain.”Can anybody tell me what United are trying to do? Because I have no idea”They’re so reliant on the young lad Daniel James – who is brilliant, but was in the Championship with Swansea last season – it’s crazy.”There’s nobody there that excites me.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Video: UNC Basketball Had An Epic Celebration After Beating Duke At Cameron Indoor Stadium

first_imgUNC players celebrate in the locker room after beating Duke.YouTube/UNCTarHeelsTVThere are few things better in sports than beating your rival. UNC lost a heartbreaker at home to Duke earlier this season, but paid them back on Saturday night with a massive win at Cameron Indoor Stadium to lock up the ACC regular season championship. After the game, the team was absolutely exuberant in the locker room. Late last night, UNC posted an awesome video of the celebration. UNC is the No. 1 seed in next week’s ACC Tournament, and is a favorite to claim one of the top seeds in the NCAA Tournament. It is definitely a good time for the Tar Heels.last_img

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