Eight children taken to hospital following early morning crash – injuries not serious

first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Eight children taken to hospital following early morning crash – injuries not serious Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Gardai are investigating a crash between a School bus and a van at Carrickmore, between St Johnston and Lifford.8 children and the drivers of both vehicles were taken to hospital though none of the injuries are thought to be serious.Gardai say the children’s parents have been contactedInspector Michael Harrison says the incident could have been much more serious – he is appealing for witnesses to come forward:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/harrison.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Pinterest Previous articleHorgan suspended, Sligo without four for big north-west derbyNext articleDonegal tillage and grain farmers facing a major crisis – Irish Farmers Journal News Highland Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Twitter Google+center_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Facebook By News Highland – September 14, 2017 Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

Local students make education career commitment, qualify for scholarship

Batesville, In. — In 2016 the Indiana General Assembly created the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, recognizing the important role educators have.The Indiana Commission for Higher Education recently named 200 students as award winners.Recipients will receive $7,500 annually for committing to teach in Indiana for at least five years after graduating college.To qualify for the scholarship, students had to graduate in the highest 20% of their high school class or score in the top 20th percentile on the SAT or ACT.Among the 393 students who applied, more than 80% were Indiana high school seniors, with the remainder comprised of current college students.Students who received a scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year are listed here. read more

Humboldt State running back Ja’Quan Gardner named 2017 Harlon Hill Trophy finalist

first_imgArcata >> Ever since he became Humboldt State’s starting running back three seasons ago, Ja’Quan Gardner has been one of the best in the nation.It’s earned him recognition from virtually everywhere you look over the last three years. And that means as just was the case in 2015, Gardner is still in the running for Division II football’s top individual award.It was announced Wednesday evening that Gardner, Humboldt State’s record-setting running back, was named as one of 10 finalists for the …last_img read more

Will Kevin Durant stay? Warriors luminaries chime in

first_imgThe topic became a season-long fascination through the walls of Oracle Arena, through the streets of Oakland and San Francisco and on any social media outlet. It is a topic that Warriors luminaries Rick Barry, Clifford Ray and Jamaal Wilkes have wondered about as well.Will Kevin Durant stay or go? The Warriors will receive some clarity when free agency begins on Sunday at 3 pm PT. Before that, there will be hand wringing over whether Durant signs with the New York Knicks or Brooklyn Nets. …last_img read more

Urbana FFA hosts productive officer retreat

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2016-2017 Urbana FFA officer retreat was held on June 1st and continued through the 2nd. After taking officer photos, goals were set for the upcoming school year. The focus was on chapter and team goals while setting up percentages for improvement. The picnic table for fair was sanded and finished by several officers, and others helped clean out and transfer items from Mr. Wilhelm’s shop for the school renovations. A lunch of BBQ chicken, beans, coleslaw and macaroni salad was prepared by the team. Plans for the new school year were made, officer meetings were planned, and events were scheduled. AET was updated as far as dates and meetings. The importance of uploading photos and keeping up to date were stressed. Students then broke out to work on personal duties like officer books, articles, receipts and disbursements, and correspondences. Lots of work was diligently completed and the team headed out for Indian Lake. During the first night at the campgrounds, tents were pitched and food was cooked over a fire. The officers and advisors played team bonding games and activities, after taking time to learn a little about everyone. The second day at the campgrounds everyone helped tear down tents and cleaned up. After driving to the dock, the team rode around on a pontoon boat, looking at the houses and environment. The group then went tubing from the back of the pontoon and enjoyed their time on the lake. Lunch was had at the Tilton Hilton. After a last trip on the pontoon back to the dock, everyone headed out to return to the school. The team is excited for a year together to grow together and succeed as a chapter.last_img read more

Vaccinating with CDT

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Kelvin Moore, Sade Payne, Elizabeth Spahr, Ohio State University Animal Science Undergraduate Students, and Brady Campbell, Program Coordinator, Ohio State University Sheep TeamWith lambing season right around the corner, shepherds need to start preparing now. The CDT vaccine is yet another management tool found in the shepherd’s toolbox that is used to protect small ruminants against clostridium perfringens types C and D as well as clostridium tetani (tetanus). Appropriate use of this vaccine is a safe, cheap, and an effective method used to control for clostridial diseases in your flock.Commonly referred to in the industry as the ‘overeating disease,’ clostridium perfringens types C and D are associated with feedstuffs and can lead to enterotoxemia. The bacteria that cause enterotoxemia are present in all animals, just at low population levels. Issues arise when these bacterial populations experience a rapid period of growth and proliferation due to an increase in actual bacterial numbers or due to a rapid change in the diet. As a result, the bacteria grow rapidly, toxins accumulate, and are then distributed throughout the body resulting in serious health issues or death.For example, type C is commonly found around the farm living in the soil and manure pack. This is one reason why it is important to provide a clean lambing and nursing area. Lambs can contract this bacteria via direct contact with dirty surfaces or by nursing on dirty udders. Therefore, lambs that nurse excessively could be at higher risk as they are in frequent contact with a dirty udder. Animals with a type C infection may show signs of severe diahrrhea.One the other hand, type D is more closely tied to overeating disease. This type of bacteria generally affects the the largest and fastest growing lambs. This is due to the large amounts of feed, specially grain, that these lambs are consuming. It should be noted that enterotoxemia can be an issue on rapidly growing lush pastures, but it tends to be more of an issue with lambs being fed high concentrate diets. In this case, due to a rapid increase of grain in the diet, type D bacteria use this as a fuel to reproduce rapidly. Unfortunately, lambs that experience a rapid spike in bacterial numbers due to a type D infection die quickly making it difficult to detect and treat these animals.Not to forget the third piece of this puzzle, the CDT vaccine also helps protect against clostridium tetani or tetanus. This is another important bacterial species that we must take seriously. Basic production practices such as shearing, animal identification, tail docking, and castration can all result in an open wound which allows for for this bacteria to enter the animal’s body. Some classic signs that are associated with tetanus is lock jaw and overall stiffness of the body. Unfortunately, as seen with type D infections, once visual signs of the disease are present, death is inevitable.So now that we have a better understanding of what these diseases are and what we can do to combat against them, the next step is to understand how to appropriately use this vaccine. This vaccine is given subcutaneously either in the neck, axilla (armpit), over the ribs, or in the flank. All lambs should receive a total of three doses of the vaccine. For lambs born from vaccinated mothers, lambs should be given booster shots at 4 to 8 weeks of age and then again at 4 weeks later. You will note that there is some variability in the time frame of booster shots. This time frame will be dependent upon your production practices as it is important to give boosters prior to tail docking and castration for added protection. On the other hand, for those lambs born from ewes that were not vaccinated, these lambs should receive their first vaccine during their first week of life followed by two boosters, each given in 4-week intervals.For all other mature animals remaining on-farm, an annual booster is key. For ewes, it is easiest to administer the vaccine one month prior to lambing. This strategy allows producers to vaccinate more than one animal at a time, an efficient use of the vaccine. In the case of first time lambing ewes, two doses at six and three weeks prior to lambing is helpful as well. For the rams, yes they need a booster as well, administer the vaccine prior to breeding. Most producers use a marking harness or have to move the rams to a breeding area. During these activities it is easy to administer the vaccine as you are already handling the animal.At the cost of only $0.32 per dose, it is hard to make an argument upon why you would not use this vaccine. Mortality rates have been reported as high as 40% for unvaccinated flocks and in the neighborhood of 0.5% for vaccinated flocks. With the current lamb market, spending around $1 per lamb to assure the health of your flock is certainly worth the investment in the long run. However, it should be noted that a vaccine should never be used simply as a band-aid to cover up an issue, rather it should be used to compliment sound management practices. Therefore, the combination of a sound vaccine program in addition to proper feeding, handling, and housing will be key to a successful lambing season. For more, visit this link: CDT Vaccine: When, How, and Why.last_img read more

Ottawa whacked by tribunal over historical BC First Nations case on Trudeaus

first_imgJorge Barrera APTN National NewsOn Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first full day in power a federal tribunal smacked Ottawa for breaching its fiduciary obligation to two British Columbia First Nations.The Specific Claims Tribunal (SCT), created to handle First Nation historical grievances over loss of land or mishandling of trust funds, issued a ruling Thursday against Ottawa in a case involving the Blueberry and Doig River First Nations and the Crown’s failure to secure subsurface rights from the province for their replacement reserves.While the case landed on the lap of the tribunal as a result of the previous Conservative government’s decision to reject the claim, it provides an example of the types of complex and historical Indigenous issues the new Trudeau Liberal government will now be forced to handle. The Trudeau government was officially sworn-in on Wednesday.The ruling by Justice Larry Whalen, a part-time judge with the tribunal, found that Ottawa breached its fiduciary obligations by failing to secure subsurface rights when it obtained land from the B.C to give the Dunne-za Cree bands replacement reserves following the surrender of their originally set-aside territory in the mid-1940s.“Canada had believed it had acquired the subsurface rights in the replacement reserves and discovered its error only after issuing mineral exploration permits to a third party,” wrote Whalen in the ruling. “Canada’s failure to investigate the nature and quality of the title it was acquiring on behalf of the band was a breach of fiduciary duty. Canada’s failure to inform the band of the nature and quality of that title, to explain the practical consequences of the reservation of subsurface rights and to consult the band on its wishes under those circumstances constitutes a further breach of fiduciary duty.”Whalen found that Ottawa did nothing to rectify the situation even after discovering its error.Whalen also ordered the start of a case management process to determine compensation to the bands for the loss of those subsurface rights.If it stands, the ruling could end up costing Ottawa up to hundreds of of millions of dollars. A previous Supreme Court of Canada decision on another aspect of this case—the loss of mineral subsurface rights to their original reserve—led to the bands receiving about $147 million in compensation.Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, who was a former Assembly of First Nations regional chief for B.C., will now have to determine whether Ottawa will challenge the ruling through a judicial review before the Federal Court.The federal Justice department has already challenged at least two previous SCT rulings.The ruling also casts a spotlight on the tribunal, which was slowly being squeezed by the Conservative government.The tribunal is severely understaffed and needs additional judges to handle its bulging work load which currently includes about 67 cases. The tribunal is currently operating with only one full-time judge and two part-time judges. Under the legislation that created it, the tribunal was designed to operate with six full-time equivalent judgesThe Conservative government, which created the SCT, refused to appoint additional judges, despite dire warnings from the tribunal’s chair Justice Harry Slade that it was on the brink of failure.The fate of the tribunal, which is a going concern for B.C. First Nations which make up a large portion of specific claims cases, will now be in the hands of Wilson-Raybould.Like many of these specific claims cases, the roots of the Doig River and Blueberry First Nation claim stretch back over the decades.When the Dunne-za Cree people—who lived a nomadic lifestyle hunting, fishing and trapping across a region north of what is known today as Fort St. John, B.C.—adhered to Treaty 8 in 1900 they were given 7,352 hectares of land known as the Montney reserve. They became known as the St. John Beaver Band. While the reserve was set in prime agricultural land near non-Indigenous communities, the Dunne-za chose to continue pursuing their traditional ways of life in territory north of their new reserve.In 1945, the St. John Beaver Band surrendered their reserve to the Crown which promised to provide benefits to the Dunne-za Cree from the sale and lease of the land.The Crown then sold the surface and subsurface rights to the land, which was distributed to veterans coming back from the Second World War. In 1950, the Crown acquired land from the province for the replacement reserves, but did not secure the subsurface rights.By 1976, oil was discovered beneath the old Montney reserve “to the great benefit of some of the veterans and a petroleum exploration company,” wrote Whalen.By this time, the St. John Beaver Band was now divided into the Blueberry and Doig River First Nations. They took the government to Federal Court over the Crown’s decision to sell-off their old reserve lands’ subsurface rights. The case finally concluded with the financial settlement in the mid-1990s.Doig River First Nation then filed a specific claim against Ottawa over the Crown’s failure to secure subsurface rights to their replacement reserve lands in April 1999. The claim was rejected for negotiation by former Conservative Aboriginal affairs minister Chuck Strahl in 2009.Doig then took the claim to the tribunal which notified Blueberry First Nation it was taking on the case. Ottawa opposed Blueberry’s decision to join.The tribunal ordered the band’s addition to the [email protected]@JorgeBarreralast_img read more