Elections 2019: New map breaks down stats from Donegal vote

first_imgThe 2019 Local Elections have come to a close in Donegal and the 37 councillors have all been finalised.But who was elected where, when and by how many votes?Donegal County Council has broken down the stats and facts of the weekend into an interactive map for the public. Viewers can check out results in their electoral area, votes for individual councillors and see who was elected on what count on Sunday.The dashboard by Donegal Maps is built on Esri’s ArcGIS platform and shows changes since the 2014 election, gender balance in the council, the percentage turnout by electoral area and other information on the results.If you’re interested in analysing the numbers from the busy weekend, this is well worth a visit: http://donegal.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/25a57baa1aa04e2fbaf41e3dc847e44aElections 2019: New map breaks down stats from Donegal vote was last modified: May 28th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Donegal County CouncilDonegal mapslocal elections 2019last_img read more

2010 Fan Fests go global

first_img24 November 2009Nine South African cities and seven other cities spread over five continents will play host to Fifa’s official public viewing events for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™.From Table Mountain to the Copacabana, from Durban Beach to the Eiffel Tower, from Soweto to Sydney Harbour, Fifa’s Fan Fests will enable football fans worldwide to watch 2010 World Cup matches in some of the most iconic locations in South Africa and around the world.All nine South African host cities as well as Berlin, London, Mexico City, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Rome and Sydney were on Monday unveiled as locations for the official public viewing events of football’s flagship tournament.Millions of fans are expected to watch the matches live and experience the unique World Cup ambience in these outdoor areas. Entrance to the Fifa Fan Fest™ is free, with all 64 matches to be broadcast on giant screens in a safe and secure environment.Official public viewings events were first launched by Fifa at the 2006 World Cup, when more than 18-million fans gathered at the 12 official events, transforming Germany into one of the greatest fan parties of all time.“The Fifa Fan Fest was an important part of the success of the 2006 Fifa World Cup, and we believe that the 2010 Fifa Fan Fests, both in South Africa and in the other seven international venues, will bring an unprecedented experience to millions of football fans in South Africa and around the world,” Fifa president Sepp Blatter said in a statement on Monday.“The first international Fifa Fan Fest is another milestone in bringing the excitement of the Fifa World Cup to an even greater audience.”In South Africa, the Fan Fests will be organised by the host cities together with Fifa and the Local Organising Committee, with the international Fan Fest cities and Fifa taking responsibility for the international events.“We have always wanted the 2010 Fifa World Cup to touch the lives of as many South Africans as possible,” said Danny Jordaan, CEO of the 2010 Local Organising Committee. “The Fifa Fan Fest will provide an opportunity for millions of our people to watch the matches in a festival environment for free, and will also provide an opportunity for small businesses and our musical talents to benefit from this event.”Besides football, all cities will provide tastes and sounds of each of the countries through an all-day entertainment programme outside the actual broadcast of the matches. In South Africa, in particular, this will offer opportunities for small local businesses to provide services and sell local arts and crafts.On 4 December 2009, visitors and South Africans will be able to get a taste of what’s in store in 2010 when Cape Town hosts the Long Street Festival for the 2010 Final Draw, which will feature an official Fifa Fan Fest™ showcase event.A significant contribution to the South African Fan Fests will be made by presenting sponsor Coca-Cola, joined by Fifa Fan Fest South Africa™ sponsors MTN and Neo Africa. The official broadcaster of the event, the SABC, will also be playing a vital role across all venues in South Africa.The International Fifa Fan Fest™ will be supported by Coca-Cola, Emirates, Hyundai/Kia and Sony.Source: Fifa.comlast_img read more

Can the sustained crop price rally continue?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Grains — especially soybeans — have launched and sustained an impressive rally since mid-April. Old crop soybeans have seen a most unexpected rally into early June with the July CBOT reaching $11.69 early this month. The first week of April they were near $9.18. Think back for a moment to all of the negative news that has bombarded your mind all winter and spring. Much like a lingering morning fog. There was nothing but doom and gloom. Declining farm income, yet again this year, seemed certain. So farmers this spring did what they always do. The fields got planted to corn or soybeans. Brazil was destined to see soybean production of at least 100 million tons. That record number was expected to get even larger as harvest concluded. With huge world grain supplies, dreaded headlines of $2 corn and $7 soybeans seemed likely. Looking back, it was the perfect recipe for a surprise to even the biggest bear of the bears.What would change the doom and gloom? Only two things come to mind. It would have to be a weather problem somewhere in the world and or unexpected demand. Both seemed impossible at the March 31 planting intentions report. Then during April came the first blow to the bears, weather problems in South America. The rain events this spring for both Brazil and Argentina were both unexpected. First Brazil had drought conditions, which affected corn production, and ultimately their corn exports. Then Argentina experienced the other end of the spectrum with too much rain. Soybean harvest was delayed as well as quality declining. The kilometers-long harvest lines of trucks loaded with soybeans headed to the ports were nowhere to be seen in spite of boats waiting at the ports.Surprises are indeed why we see grain prices move in a quick and volatile fashion. Look back to February when many had expected U.S. ending stocks for new crop soybeans to be 700 million bushels. That was a bearish forecast for sure with prices possibly even falling below $7.Fast forward to the May 10 supply and demand report. With this report USDA provides their first estimates of grain usage and production for the new crop 2016 soybeans, corn, and wheat. This report projected new crop ending stocks for U.S. soybeans at 305 million bushels. The trade had thought the number would be near 400 million bushels. The big “miss” was instrumental in pushing November CBOT soybeans to $10.67 1/2, up 51.75 cents for the day.Soybean prices are not the only surprise of the past 70 days. July CBOT corn has moved from its winter and spring lows of $3.51, triggered the day after the March 31 bearish planting intentions report that put 2016 US corn acres at 93.6 million acres. The trade estimate was near 90 million acres. Earlier this month that same July CBOT contract reached $4.19. It gave many Ohio producers the opportunity to sell old corn close to $4 or higher. With the strongly positive basis levels seen at Ohio ethanol plants of 20 to 25 over the July, producers had the opportunity to obtain better levels than that magic $4 mark many had desired all winter long.Here are a couple of interesting points to keep in mind regarding additional demand. Remember, it can happen when least expected. It has again this year. Soybean exports from the U.S. in August are suddenly projected to be nearly twice the norm. China has been looking for soybeans in that time slot due to U.S. prices being cheaper than those more recently harvested in Brazil and Argentina. In addition, the U.S. is gaining corn export demand due to reduced production from Brazil. The additional bushels could reach near 275 million bushels. Suddenly U.S. corn demand could exceed 2016 production. Ending stocks could approach 1.8 billion bushels or less, not the 2.5 billion bushels or more thought possible several months ago.The price rallies this spring are totally absent of any U.S. weather issues. The soybean rally is mostly a function of money flow. Traders want in. They smell opportunity, which often brings additional volatility with wider daily price ranges.last_img read more

Rimfire away!

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Men, women and children of all ages will participate in the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) National Rimfire Sporter Match Saturday, July 9, during the National Matches at Camp Perry. The match, as well as its free corresponding clinic, on July 8, is a great way to prepare first-time shooters for competition-style shooting, while also allowing experienced marksmen to rekindle a nostalgic connection with a .22 rifle.Perfect for a variety of marksmen, many youth shooting organizations and senior clubs make the Rimfire Sporter Match an annual tradition during the Matches. Fired from 50 and 25 yards, the event is simple enough for new shooters to complete and is also uniquely challenging for experienced riflemen. The match is also an ideal opportunity for families or old friends to participate in a fun afternoon of entertaining competition.Rifles used during the competition may be manually operated or semi-automatic and supportedwith sights or a sling. Competitors will complete slow fire prone, rapid fire prone, slow fire sitting or kneeling, rapid fire sitting or kneeling, slow fire standing and rapid fire standing shot sequences.Three different classifications of rifles will be used during the competition: “O Class” for open-sighted rifles, “T Class” for telescope-sighted rifles and the recently-added “Tactical Rimfire”class. Awards are offered to High Juniors, High Seniors, High Women as well as Overallwinners will be named for each class.A free instructional Rimfire Sporter Clinic will be held Friday, July 8 from 4-6 p.m. The course will include demonstrations and presentations by qualified members of the CMP and will cover rules, Course of Fire, safety instructions and competition procedures. Competitors with noprevious Rimfire Sporter Match experience are strongly encouraged to attend.More information about the Rimfire Sporter Match can be found by visitinghttp://thecmp.org/cmp-national-matches/national-rimfire-sporter-match/.last_img read more

ICC plans to start Test, ODI leagues

first_imgIn its bid to promote the traditional version of the game in the age of slam bang Twenty20 cricket, the ICC is contemplating of introducing a Test league from where top four teams would qualify for a quadrennial play-off event to begin in 2013.Apart from the Test play-off, the ICC Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC), which assembled here for a two-day meeting that concluded today, also recommended an ODI league from next year.”The Future Tours Programme should consist of a Test league to provide context for all Test matches. The league would determine the top four teams to qualify for an ICC Test play-off. The play-off should be held once every four years to determine the Test champion team with a request to hold the first such play-off in 2013,” the ICC said in a statement.”The FTP should also consist of a One-Day International league, the first to run from April 2011 until April 2014, culminating in the crowning of an ODI league champion. This would run separate to the ICC Cricket World Cup,” it said.The CEC also recommended that the game’s governing body should consider a 10-team format for ICC’s flagship event, the Cricket World Cup, from 2015 and 16-team format for the men’s World Twenty20 from 2012.The committee also recommended the introduction of Twenty20 International rankings.”I am really excited by what the CEC has proposed.Restructuring international cricket is a significant strategic challenge and one that must be dealt with. I am grateful to the CEC and its working group for making such far-reaching proposals to tackle this important issue,” ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat said.advertisement”Achieving balance and unanimous agreement is not easy but it is a very important piece of work that requires a strategic response,” he said.last_img read more

2G scam: SC judges recuse from hearing Kanimozhi case

first_imgTwo Supreme Court judges, who were scheduled to hear the bail plea of 2G scam-tainted DMK MP Kanimozhi on Monday, recused themselves from the hearing on Friday.According to sources, justices P. Sathasivam and A. K. Patnaik conveyed their decision to recuse to Chief Justice of India S. H. Kapadia.Instead, Justice G. S. Singhvi, whose bench has been monitoring the case, will hold a special hearing on Monday with Justice B. S. Chauhan to decide the bail applications of Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV managing director Sharad Kumar.Earlier in the day, the CBI filed an affidavit in the apex court opposing the bail pleas of Kanimozhi and Kumar on the ground that if released, they could tamper with evidence and influence witnesses.The CBI contended that Kanimozhi and Kumar were key conspirators and the Rs 200 crore transferred to Kalaignar TV were part of a bribe and not a loan as claimed by the accused. It said that since investigation into the 2G spectrum case is at an advanced stage, it will not be proper for the apex court to grant bail to the accused.The apex court had on June 13 asked the CBI to explain where the Rs 200 crore, allegedly diverted to DMK-owned Kalaignar TV in the 2G scam, went and also to file a response on their bail pleas in a week’s time.A bench of justices B. S. Chauhan and Swatanter Kumar had also asked the CBI to come up with a status report on the loss to the state exchequer because of the award of 13 licences to one of the telecom operators and trial proceedings in the CBI special court.advertisementKanimozhi and Kumar had moved the apex court seeking bail on June 10, challenging the Delhi High Court verdict rejecting their bail on the ground that they have strong political connections.Named as accused in the second chargesheet for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 200 crore, the two were arrested on May 20 after the special court dismissed their bail pleas.Both Kanimozhi and Kumar have 20 per cent stake each in Kalaignar TV, which allegedly received Rs 200 crore through a circuitous route from DB Realty.DMK chief Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal, who has been left out of the list of accused, owns the remaining 60 per cent shares in the channel.- With PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more