Funeral to be held for the late Fr. Frank McHugh

first_imgFuneral Mass will be held this Monday for the late Father Frank McHugh, who sadly passed away on Friday, aged 88.Fr McHugh, formerly of 82 Lower Main Street, Letterkenny, was a highly-regarded clergyman, author and musician.Born in Glasgow, he had close Donegal connections through his parents, Anton McHugh from Milford and Annie Kelly from New Mills. Growing up, Donegal was a ‘home from home’ for Frank and his family. He was ordained in 1956 and eventually moved to Letterkenny in 2004.Not only was he a priest, but he was highly-educated, had many creative talents and a passion for history. In 2017 he launched a book ‘Gleanings from Glendowan, Gartan, Glenveagh’, exploring the culture and folklore of his grandmother Bridget Kelly’s homeplace.Fr McHugh was also well-known for his outstanding singing voice. He was a regular performer in music halls and recorded a number of records.Father Francis McHugh With The James Masterton Quartet ‎– Father Francis McHugh Sings For YouIn recent years, Fr McHugh remained an active member of the church and regularly assisted the clergy of St. Eunan’s Cathedral and the Church of the Irish Martyrs in Letterkenny. He passed away on Friday, 6th December in Archview Lodge Nursing Home, Letterkenny.Funeral Mass will be held at the Church of the Irish Martyrs, Ballyraine on Monday, 9th December, at 12 noon. Interment afterwards to the family plot in Conwal Cemetery.House strictly private on the morning of the funeral to the immediate family.    Funeral to be held for the late Fr. Frank McHugh was last modified: December 8th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

Possible petrol price relief in June

first_img8 May 2012 The South African Petroleum Retailers Association (Sapra) believes the fuel price could drop by more than 60 cents in June.The latest Central Energy Fund data suggest that a drop of more than 50 cents a litre in June is possible if the rand/dollar exchange rate and oil prices remain at current levels.South African motorists have been feeling the pinch this year, with five price hikes sending petrol prices to record levels.However, Sapra’s Peter Noke added a cautionary note on Monday, saying: “One of the major contributing factors is the international crude price, and what the price does over the next few months is very difficult to predict.”Sapalast_img

Scout for foliar diseases in corn

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Anyone who attended one of our Winter Agronomy Meetings heard a discussion of what conditions promote diseases (northern corn leaf blight and gray leaf spot) and possible management options. You might ask, “What are the important management options that will protect yield from leaf diseases?” Although some of the important management practices have already been performed (crop rotation, hybrid selection, and tillage, and planting) growers still have opportunities to protect their corn from disease as discussed in the following list:• Scouting: Scouting fields is an important part of a management plan. Walk corn fields right before tassel emergence to determine disease presence and severity.• Identify which diseases are present: Having the ability to identify specific diseases is a critical piece in managing GLS and NCLB. NCLB symptoms are brown or tan cigar-shaped lesions, ranging from one to six inches in length. GLS symptoms are tan or gray rectangles with parallel or straight sides, ranging from half and inch to four inches in length.• Effective use of fungicides: Whether or not to apply fungicides has become a more challenging question with lower commodity prices. Many factors must be considered when determining if a fungicide application is necessary, including: hybrid resistance, disease severity, stage of crop development, expected yield benefit, etc.While we cant predict the possible development and severity of yield-reducing disease, we do know that there is disease inoculum in crop residue from the 2016 growing season. Should the right patterns of weather develop, producers in the Eastern Corn Belt could be looking at another year where leaf diseases threaten corn yields. As always, if diseases become a problem Seed Consultants’ knowledgeable sales staff and agronomy team are available to help customers determine where and when to apply fungicides.last_img read more

FIR filed against Srinagar Deputy Mayor

first_imgThe Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), constituted by the Jammu and Kashmir Governor’s administration, on Saturday registered an FIR against Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Deputy Mayor Sheikh Imran, officers of the J&K Bank and State government officials for “misappropriating subsidies worth crores of rupees to benefit Imran’s firm, the Kehwa Group”.A spokesman for the ACB said the FIR was lodged under the Prevention of Corruption Act for “illegal appropriation of subsidy with inflated project cost for establishment of a cold storage at Lassipora, Pulwama.”“An enquiry revealed that to usurp the subsidy component under the garb of promoting horticulture, with the connivance of the Horticulture Department officers and bank officials, the proprietor and his partners declared the facility as a non-performing asset without paying even a single instalment towards the bank. The cost of the project assessed was found much lower than the projected cost,” said the ACB. The project was submitted by Mr. Imran, also the director of Kehwa Square Private. The FIR said the company “inflated the project cost in connivance with the officers to misappropriate government subsidy of ₹16.50 crore”.The ACB said the group got its loan of ₹138 crore from the J&K Bank restructured to ₹78 crore. After a one-time settlement, surreptitiously approved by bank officials, the group’s second instalment of ₹55 crore was further reduced to ₹27 crore, the Bureau added. “The involved bank officers and a joint inspection team of government officials misused their position to confer undue monetary advantage to Kehwa group and help it illegally appropriate crores from the State exchequer,” ACB officials said.last_img read more

Genius Smith can be dismissed reveals Ponting

first_imgManchester: Hailing him as a genius, former Australia captain and batting great Ricky Ponting on Friday said Steve Smith can only be dismissed if he is bowled around the corridor of uncertainty, outside the off stump. On Thursday, Smith — who had to miss the third Ashes Test due to concussion — played an incredible knock of 211 to help Australia post a mammoth first inning total of 497/8 and take the driver’s seat at the Old Trafford. Smith re-wrote the history books with his 26th Test century and third Ashes double hundred as he batted for 513 minutes, and hit 24 fours and two sixes. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh “You hear all sorts of words, ‘genius’ is one that comes to mind,” Ponting told cricket.com.au. “A remarkable innings again. It’s his application to what he does. He just doesn’t make any mistakes. His concentration levels are obviously unbelievably good,” said the World Cup winning skipper. Asked how he can be dismissed, Ponting said: “He’s only been out nine times lbw in his last 99 innings, so you know if you’re bowling straight you’re not going to get him out,” he said. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later “The one thing you have to do is try and challenge the outside of his bat. He doesn’t miss it on the inside.” World’s No. 1 batsman Smith is being compared to legendary countryman Sir Donald Bradman, regarded as the best batsman to have played the game. “Even what Smithy is doing now is remarkable, to think how good Bradman must have been to be a third again better than what Steve Smith’s doing at the moment is ridiculous,” Ponting said.last_img read more

Montel Williams Joins KIND Financial Advisory Board As Medical Marijuana Advisor

first_imgKIND Financial, the leading financial technology solutions company in the cannabis industry, today announced that Montel Williams, noted television and radio talk show host will join the board as a key advisor on medical marijuana advocacy.“Montel Williams has become one of the most high profile medical cannabis advocates in the country and he is also active in raising money for a variety of charitable organizations relating to veterans issues and multiple sclerosis, which he was diagnosed with in 1999,” David Dinenberg, CEO of KIND Financial, said, “We are proud to have Montel on board. From the first time we spoke, it was clear that we share a similar vision that our business model holds the key to legalization – regulation, compliance and transparency. Montel has a proven track record advocating for these tenets – the same principles upon which we have built our business.”KIND Financial’s technology platform provides tools focused on cannabis tracking and compliance for cultivators, dispensaries, and regulatory agencies in the cannabis industry. These solutions manage the entire cannabis business life-cycle ensuring that transactions are safe, secure and remain in compliance with the rules, regulations, laws and guidelines governing marijuana-related businesses with the federal guidelines set forth by FinCEN, the Cole Memorandums and related laws and regulations.“The national path forward for the medical cannabis movement hinges on the ability to create a well-regulated marketplace in new states, and history has taught us that the better regulated the proposed medical cannabis program, the more appealing it is to voters and legislators, and that’s why I’m proud to partner with KIND, which is at the forefront of medical cannabis compliance,” said Williams.Dinenberg agrees because the genesis of KIND’s technologies were built upon stringent healthcare and banking compliance and regulation foundations, “For the industry to thrive, it must survive. To survive it must figure out a way to manage compliance – we’re never going to get to a Federal policy change without a great compliance record at the state level. That’s where KIND comes in. We believe our partnership with Montel Williams will lead the industry towards a solution to make medical marijuana a viable option for patients who really need it. No one has lived this and represented it better than him.”Said Williams, “We know that the vast majority of voters support making medical marijuana available to relieve the suffering of seriously ill Americans like me and so many others. What we also know is that voters want a well-regulated marketplace – for this industry to expand, to help more patients, the movement needs to keep compliance at the forefront of our minds.”For additional information visit www.Kind.Financial. Kind Financial invites the public to participate in the conversation about the current and future status of financial services in the cannabis industry.last_img read more