first_imgEvening sunset as seen from Blaney Bridge: By Richard Conneely for donegaldaily.comWITH apologies once again to readers abroad, here’s some more of your wonderful pictures from across Co Donegal in the past 24 hours.If you have a snap you want to share you can send it to picture doesn’t have to be a snazzy snap of a shoreline; it can be of a family member celebrating an occasion – or a loved pet. Get snapping!Sunset over Derrybeg by Tommy Curran for Robert McClean took this pic at Derryreel, Falcarragh. Robert is a weather watcher and told us: “I’m convinced we’re going to have a great summer.”Kathryn Russell captured this image for at Kincasslagh Robert McClean was also in Dunfanaghy taking this picture  Kevin Dunleavy took this great picture at Loughros Point for And why not? Rose McGettigan makes sure her lambs are all fenced in! YOUR DONEGAL DAILY PICTURES OF THE DAY was last modified: February 26th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:YOUR DONEGAL DAILY PICTURES OF THE DAYlast_img read more

Emirates the first to operate all B777 and A380 fleet.

first_imgDubai-based Emirates has reduced its passenger  fleet to two aircraft types after the retirement of its last Airbus A340 and A330 planes from active service.The move makes the Gulf juggernaut the  world’s only airline to fly just Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft.Airlines try to minimise the number of aircraft types they operate to reduce costs in areas such as maintenance and spare parts as well as to try and standardise the passenger experience.Having a big fleet of any aircraft also gives a carrier additional clout with the manufacturer in terms of pricing negotiations and determining aircraft features.With 85 A380s and 160 B777s, Emirates is the biggest operator of both aircraft types.The just retired A330, A6-EAK, was the last of a fleet of 29 and had travelled almost 45 million kilometres — the equivalent of 60 return journeys to the moon — since it joined the fleet in 2002.The last serving four-engine A340, A6-ERN, had joined the fleet in 2004 and was one a fleet of five.“The average age of the Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft phased out from the fleet is 16.5 years —- a figure which is well below the industry standard retirement age of 25 years,’’ the airline said in a statement. “In addition to the aircraft that have been retired from active service since January 2015, Emirates plans to further phase out some 25 aircraft over the course of 2017 and 2018 to ensure that the operating fleet remains modern and efficient while offering customers a higher level of comfort and safety.’’Emirates says the retirement of the older aircraft will be balanced by younger, more modern aircraft entering the fleet and its average aircraft age will remain one of the industry’s youngest at 5.2 years.The 85th A380, the first of a new generation of a the superjumbos, and the airline’s 125th Boeing 777-300ER were delivered in the past two weeks and are among 36 new aircraft — 20 380sw and 16 777s — to be delivered to Emirates this calendar year.The order includes Boeing 777-300ER aircraft  with upgraded business class seats and other features including a lower fuel burn ratio to come to be delivered from November.The airline has 234 aircraft worth over $US 112 billion on its order book, including 150 new Boeing 777X aircraft to be delivered from 2020. The new fuel -efficient 777s  will sport composite wings and feature larger windows, higher ceiling, and a wider cabin.last_img read more

Ohio State Fair to add new draft horse classes

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Be sure to check out the Ohio State Fair Draft Horse and Draft Pony Show Aug. 3-7, 2015. Draft horses and ponies from all across the country will visit Ohio to compete in classes throughout the week.In addition to the traditional halter and hitch classes, two new classes will be held. A new class will be held on Wednesday night of the show for pleasure driving horses. During the halter portion of the show, a supreme halter champion will be chosen from among the draft horses this year.Watching the draft horse and pony show is always a fun and exciting way to take a break from walking the fairgrounds and cool off. Make sure you visit the Coliseum to see these horse in action during the fair.last_img read more

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation awards $34,000 in scholarships

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation recently awarded $34,000 in scholarships to students across the state. The foundation annually recognizes Ohio students for their academic effort, community engagement and career interests that link agriculture to community service, education or scientific research. Cindy Hollingshead ScholarshipRecipients are Sarah Lehner of Delaware County; Meredith Oglesby of Highland County; Katie Frost of Fayette County; Todd Peterson of Fayette County; Louisa Pullins of Wood County; Sumedha Kappagantula of Butler County; Kady Davis of Carroll County; Kaitlyn Evans of Richland County and Danielle Leeper of Union County. This fund honors Cynthia Anne (Cindy) Hollingshead for her 39 years of service as Ohio Farm Bureau’s executive secretary, as well as a lifetime of volunteer commitment to local government and community service activities. Financial assistance goes to students who are pursuing careers focused on agriculture, community service and association leadership. Darwin Bryan ScholarshipRecipients are Kristen Eisenhauer of Richland County; Katie Frost of Fayette County; Melanie Fuhrmann of Scioto County; Sarah Lehner of Delaware County and Todd Peterson of Fayette County. This fund was established in 1985 in honor of Darwin R. Bryan whose enthusiastic leadership during his 37 years of service to Ohio Farm Bureau has been an inspiration to rural youth throughout Ohio. The fund assists students who have been active in Farm Bureau’s youth program and/or whose parents are Farm Bureau members. Jack Fisher ScholarshipRecipients are Cora Dorman of Licking County; Kady Davis of Carroll County; Mary Baker of Wayne County; Garrett Stanfield of Adams County; Todd Peterson of Fayette County; Meredith Oglesby of Highland County; Savannah Ireland of Jackson County; Kayla Walls of Mercer County; Abigail Durheim of Delaware County, and Sarah Lehner of Delaware County. This fund is named after John C. “Jack” Fisher, Ohio Farm Bureau’s executive vice president for 20 years. His vision for this scholarship is to enable people to acquire the necessary tools for a more fulfilling life. Kenny Walter Scholarship FundKady Davis of Carroll County and Cora Dorman of Licking County received this award, which honors Kenny Walter, a long-time Farm Bureau staff member, leader and advocate for rural Ohio. The fund provides scholarships to students pursuing post-secondary education in agriculture who come from the 29 northeastern counties Walter served as a regional supervisor and organization director. Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Scholar AwardReceiving this award are Clare Sollars of Fayette County; Todd Peterson of Fayette County; Garrett Stanfield of Adams County and Meredith Oglesby of Highland County. This award recognizes students for academic effort, community service and career interests that use agriculture to enhance the partnership between producers and consumers in rural, suburban and/or urban settings. Women’s Leadership in Agriculture ScholarshipReceiving the scholarship are Sarah Lehner of Delaware County; Melanie Fuhrmann of Scioto County; Katie Frost of Fayette County; Meredith Oglesby of Highland County; Holly Schmenk of Putnam County; Olivia Blay of Portage County and Courtney Heiser of Seneca County. This scholarship is for students who have chosen a career path that benefits agricultural or community development such as food production, scientific research, education/outreach or leadership development. The program was established by an endowment from the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund, FifthThird Bank, Trustee.last_img read more

ZURB Releases Android Gingerbread Stencils for Designers

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces There are three different variations included in the kit: a blank one for sketching out apps, a home screen variation for working on icon sketches and a website sketchsheet for designing a mobile site.These newest release joins other similar products from ZURB including the Honeycomb sketchsheets, iPhone stencils, iPad stencils and those for Web developers.You can grab the Android Gingerbread download from here. Tags:#Android#mobile What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement ZURB, a popular interaction design and strategy firm, recently released a new download for Android designers and developers to take note of: Gingerbread stencils and sketchsheets. The set features the dimensions of the HTC Thunderbolt plus common Gingerbread elements including toolbars, buttons, alerts, keyboards and more, all of which can you build your next mobile app or mobile website.Even better, the set is completely free.The downloadable stencils works with the software program Omnigraffe for Mac. After unzipping the file, simply open the ZURB Android Gingerbread Wireframes.gstencil and Omnigraffe will begin the import. If you don’t have Omnigraffe installed, you can use the included PDF sketchsheets instead. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology sarah perezlast_img read more

Restrictions in parts of Kashmir ahead of Burhan Wani’s death anniversary

first_imgAuthorities imposed restrictions in parts of Kashmir on Saturday as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order on the eve of the second death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, even as a strike called by separatists evoked mixed response in the Valley. Restrictions have been imposed in Tral township, in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, and in the Nowhatta and Maisuma police station areas of Srinagar — the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, a police official said. He said the curbs have been imposed as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order and to avoid any untoward incident. Wani, a resident of Tral, was killed in an encounter with security forces in the Kokernag area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on July 8, 2016. His killing triggered massive protests and prolonged period of curfews and shutdowns across the Valley. As many as 85 people were killed and thousand others were injured in clashes between security forces and protesters over four months. The official said security forces have been deployed in strength at sensitive places across the Valley. Meanwhile, the strike called by separatists against the shifting of Asiya Andrabi, the chief of radical women’s outfit Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM), to Delhi by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), evoked mixed response in the Valley today. The separatists, under the banner of Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), had on Friday called for a strike to protest the shifting of Andrabi and her colleagues. The JRL — comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik — appealed to the people to “observe a complete shutdown and maintain civil curfew”.While shops and other establishments were shut in the city centre Lal Chowk here, business continued as usual in other areas of the city, the official said. He said public transport was sparse, but private cars, cabs and auto-rickshaws were plying in many areas of the city. The official said similar reports of a mixed response to the strike were received from other district headquarters of the Valley. Cracking a whip on separatist leaders ahead of Wani’s death anniversary, the police had on Friday detained Malik in a police station here, while Mirwaiz was put under house arrest. Geelani continued to remain under house detention.last_img read more