TORY ISLAND STUDENT WINS FIRST IN IRELAND

first_imgLaurenA student from Tory Island has scooped a first in Ireland.Lauren Ní Bhaoill, who is a final-year student at Colaiste Phobaiol Cholmcille has won first place in the Juventes Translatores translation competition run by the European Commission.The Juvenes Translatores (Latin for ‘young translators’) contest has been organised every year since 2007 by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation. Its aim is to promote language learning in schools and give young people a taste of what it is like to be a translator.It is open to 17-year old secondary school pupils (for those born in 1998, for this year’s contest) and takes place at the same time in all selected schools across the EU, including in its outermost regions.The contest has inspired and encouraged some of the participants to pursue their languages at university level and to become translators.Eleven schools in Ireland took part in the competition where students, who are seventeen years old, translate a piece of writing from one European language to another. Lauren chose to translate the article about a person doing voluntary work in Sierra Leone, from English to her native Irish, and a result of her efforts she has won a trip to Brussels for herself and a parent.A prize will be presented to all 28 European winners at a ceremony in Brussels in April. And Karen Ní Dhuibhir, another leaving cert student, came second in the competition.It seems that the Tory islanders have excellent translating abilities because eight years ago another student from the College won the same competition.TORY ISLAND STUDENT WINS FIRST IN IRELAND was last modified: February 5th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Butter display pays tribute to national champion Buckeyes

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Always a highly anticipated Ohio State Fair favorite, the annual butter sculpture display was unveiled today by the American Dairy Association Mideast and is sure to spread Buckeye spirit. This year, the butter display commemorates the Ohio State Buckeye’s national championship victory in the first-ever College Football Playoff.The 2015 display features the butter cow and calf standing next to life-size sculptures of Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer and mascot Brutus Buckeye, along with larger-than-life carvings of the coveted national championship trophy and two Ohio State football helmets. The buttery Buckeye display gives fairgoers a chance to once again celebrate Ohio State’s historic win, when the team defeated the Oregon Ducks, 42-20, on Jan. 12, 2015.Fairgoers will also have the opportunity to name this year’s butter cow and calf via Twitter by following @OHDairyFarmers and using the hashtag #ButterCowNameGame.  The person who submits the most inventive name will be awarded a Go Pro HERO LCD camera at the conclusion of the fair.Made from 2,000 pounds of butter, donated in part by Dairy Farmers of America, the display was completed in 500 hours, which includes approximately 400 hours of sculpting inside a 46-degree cooler.The sculptors begin by building wooden and steel frames to support the weight of the butter. From 55-pound blocks, the butter is sliced into manageable loaves and layered on the frames. After many hours of molding and smoothing the butter, each sculpture begins to take shape. Fine details are added last.The 2015 display was crafted by a group of four Ohio-based technical sculptors including lead sculptors Paul Brooke and Alex Balz of Cincinnati, Tammy Buerk of West Chester and Erin Swearingen of Columbus. Matt Davidson, a dairy farmer from Sidney who has a degree in fine arts, assisted the team. The mural in the display features the Ohio State athletic logo with the iconic Block O and was painted by Ted Hendricks of Cincinnati.The butter display is a long-standing tradition of Ohio’s more than 2,700 dairy farmers. Each year, the theme of the butter display is always the best kept secret leading up to the fair.The American Dairy Association Mideast selects an icon or theme to feature in butter that is non-political, non-controversial and reflects optimism and broad audience-appeal.  The butter display annually attracts more than 500,000 visitors at the Ohio State Fair and often gains media attention nationwide.The butter display is in the Dairy Products Building at the Ohio Expo Center, home of the Ohio State Fair. While there, fair visitors can also learn about how Ohio’s dairy farmers care for their cows, their land and their communities. The Dairy Products Building is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and offers a variety of Ohio-produced dairy foods including ice cream, milkshakes, cheese sandwiches and milk. The fair will run from Wednesday, July 29 through Sunday, Aug. 9.last_img read more

John Deere introduces 2510H High-Speed Applicator with Dry Nutrient Attachment

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest New Dry Nutrient Attachment expands use of 2510H Applicator, improves nutrient stewardship and increases yield potential  John Deere unveils a Dry Nutrient Attachment for the 2510H High-Speed Applicator to increase nutrient placement accuracy and reduce trips across the field. The attachment also make it easier for customers to apply dry nutrients and anhydrous at the same time.“This is a performance-driven advancement that increases operational efficiency, asset utilization, and nutrient retention for the crop through accurate sub-surface placement,” says Nathan Kramer, product marketing manager for John Deere. “We took an already popular tool, the 2510H High-Speed Applicator, and added greater versatility and productivity to it with optional dry application capabilities.”The 2510H can now apply all three of the primary nutrients, nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P), and potassium (K), below the soil surface, at the same time. The attachment gives operators the flexibility to precisely apply dry nutrients while simultaneously injecting anhydrous. This reduces passes through the field, the amount of time spent applying nutrients, and overall fuel consumption.Accurately applying N, P and K puts those nutrients closer to the root zone for more effective plant nourishment. The dry nutrient attachment’s subsurface fertilizer placement reduces nutrient loss from run-off or erosion.“One-pass anhydrous and dry nutrient application helps reduce soil compaction by eliminating trips across the field and provides other agronomic benefits that increase yield potential,” adds Kramer. “We’ve made crop nutrient application smarter, and for operators, more flexible.”The dry tank can be ordered with the 2510H High Speed Applicator in a 15-row configuration. Customers can choose between 6-ton and 9-ton dry tank capacities.For more information on the Dry Nutrient Attachment for the 2510H High-Speed Applicator, see your local John Deere dealer or visit www.JohnDeere.com/ag.last_img read more