Ballyness Bay has been in the news recently on account of a major plan to convert this beautiful tidal estuary into a large-scale shellfish farming area.There has been a great deal of shock in the locality about proposals that would see vast ugly beds of shellfish dominate this stunning coastal location between Falcarragh, Gortahork and Magheraroarty.People generally believe that the bay should be retained as an amenity for the local community and visitors. They think that it is far more valuable as a natural asset contributing to the well-being of all those who use and enjoy this amazing landscape.They also conclude that it can contribute greater economic benefit to the community through the growth of sustainable employment built around diverse outdoor activities and eco-tourism.Bird watching is just one of the many strands that form part of these varied outdoor pursuits. It is something that draws visitors into the area from far afield with the opportunity of viewing a rich array of coastal birdlife in an unspoilt natural setting.Ballyness Bay is an ideal location in which to appreciate the wonderful selection of birds to be found on our shores at this time of year. Protected on its seaward side by extensive sand dunes, this relatively sheltered bay and its surroundings provide excellent habitat for a wide variety of resident bird species as well as many seasonal visitors.It is particularly good as a wintering ground for waders and waterfowl, and its shores have been designated as a Special Area of Conservation.A guided tour on Saturday the 16th of November will offer the chance for people to explore some of the stunning locations around this lovely tidal landscape and learn more about the abundance of birdlife it nurtures.Those who come along will learn to identify birds that have flown south from more northerly locations to overwinter here, alongside some of the hardy locals that stick around through the colder darker months.This event is weather dependent. It is hoped those who come along will have an opportunity to observe some of the wildfowl, though in nature nothing can be guaranteed with certainty. It will be led by a local ecologist who has worked on various research and conservation programmes throughout Donegal. Those who wish to join in should phone (074) 918 0994 or (086) 822 0404 to reserve a place.As one might expect for a coastal walk in Winter you will need to wear warm clothes and sturdy, waterproof footwear, and if you have them to bring a pair of binoculars or a portable telescope.The tour will begin at 10am and should take about three hours. It is organised by The Glasshouses (LAN Ctr.) Cill Ulta, Falcarragh, and supported by Donegal ETB.Winter bird tour to highlight environmental richness of threatened Donegal bay was last modified: November 5th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)
Take a look at a really interesting breakdown of film stock and how moving images are captured and processed.The new web series What Is… tackles the history of film. Not the history of movies, but of the actual film stock used to capture movies. From the perforations along the side of the strip, to the individual frames themselves, take a closer look at the individual parts of film stock via TheWhatIsGuy.The video does a great job at showing the intricate details in a simplistic way. You’ll see how film with an audio strip will have either a magnetic or optical waveform.You’ll also get a really neat breakdown of frames and the different sizes of frames in the various film formats. Super-interesting stuff.What Is… also tackled film negatives in a separate bonus video. You’ll get a breakdown of color theory, and how it’s applied to creating color film.Did you find this in-depth look at the history of film interesting? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Urban MayockUrban Meyer is part of the NFL Network’s draft coverage this evening. After the Dallas Cowboys took Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith early in the second round, it was brought up that Smith’s brother, Rod, is on the Cowboys. Rod Smith also played at Ohio State for Meyer before getting dismissed in 2014. Meyer apparently wanted to talk about that fact tonight, but NFL Network expert Mike Mayock wouldn’t let him get a word in. Watch Meyer point to himself as if he’s saying, “can I talk?” It’s pretty funny. Urban trying to get in to talk about Jaylon Smith’s brother Rod (former Buckeye) and Mike Mayock having none of it pic.twitter.com/a9YGIofjY5— Lloyd Ribner III (@LloydRibner) April 29, 2016The NFL Draft is currently airing on both ESPN and the NFL Network.
With today’s launch of his new show Speak For Yourself, Colin Cowherd is poised to become one of the most important figures at Fox Sports 1, as it continues to shift to fit network president Jamie Horowitz’s infamous “embrace debate” strategy. The Washington Post‘s Rick Maese wrote a profile on Cowherd, where he admits his desire to be loved by viewers, and apologizes for one of his most notable on-air gaffes. After the death of former Miami Hurricanes and NFL superstar Sean Taylor, Cowherd blamed the victim, citing “23 years of bad judgment” as a reason for his death.Cowherd went on air and said, “Sometimes you’ve got stains, stuff so deep it never ever leaves. . . . And if you have bad judgment for 23 years of your life, even if you clean it up, your judgment doesn’t get great overnight.”He’s not proud of that today.“I just ad-libbed it. I think I was just too harsh,” he said. “That’s one of those, ‘Dammit, you know, I wish I could really take that back.’ . . . I wish I could do that over again, and I feel bad. But in my life, I can’t. It’s there. It’s somewhere archived. It’s just part of my biography, part of my archive. But I look at it now, I wish I could reel it back in. . . .“I probably should’ve scaled it back. I didn’t, and I paid a price. It made people very angry.”This was perhaps the worst of Cowherd’s many controversial stances, but it is far from his only one. Cowherd has long held a bizarre grudge against Washington Wizards point guard John Wall, after he did his signature dance before his first NBA game. Wall’s former college coach John Calipari has asked Cowherd to walk it back, but even after Wall won this year’s NBA Community Assist Award, Cowherd has not. Before leaving ESPN for FOX, Cowherd was suspended after asserting that Dominican baseball players are not well-educated.We don’t expect Cowherd to change much, especially as he expands to even more formats at FOX. That is a lot of time to fill, and like him or not, Cowherd is an expert at doing just that. [The Washington Post]MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitale
Miss Needham told JIS News that the Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) has indicated its intention to adopt the St. Jago Park Health Centre, while employees of Sagicor Foundation focused their efforts on improving the environment at the Christian Pen Health Centre on Labour Day (May 23). Parish Manager for St. Catherine Health Services, Beverley Needham, is calling for more corporate bodies to partner with the entity to upgrade health centres in the parish under the Health Ministry’s Adopt-a-Clinic initiative.The programme, being undertaken through support from the United Kingdom (UK) Diaspora, which has already donated $5 million towards the initiative, aims to improve the general ambience of the island’s primary-care facilities and also address some of their basic resource needs.Miss Needham told JIS News that the Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) has indicated its intention to adopt the St. Jago Park Health Centre, while employees of Sagicor Foundation focused their efforts on improving the environment at the Christian Pen Health Centre on Labour Day (May 23).She is hoping that more individuals and entities will come on board.“As things progress, we expect more and more persons to buy into the programme of adopting a clinic in their area,” she said.Miss Needham, who was at the national Labour Day project at the Cumberland Road Health Centre, welcomed the renovations undertaken at the facility located at 114 Brunswick Avenue in Spanish Town.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, and Minister of Culture, Gender Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, led more than 190 volunteers in carrying out improvements at the health centre.Work involved roof repairs; upgrading of bathrooms, including installation of new basins and toilets; mounting kitchen cupboards; painting; and general cleaning and beautification.Apart from the general refurbishing works, Miss Needham said that the facility is expected to receive items such as cribs, bassinets, fans and other equipment.Cumberland Road Health Centre serves a population of approximately 40,000 residents and provides healthcare services to about 12,000 persons per year.Miss Needham pointed to the need for additional space to enable the facility to offer curative services every day rather than the current two days per week.She pointed out that daily curative services at the health centre would assist in “reducing the burden of patients who show up in the emergency room at the Spanish Town Hospital”.St. Catherine Health Services has responsibility for the 26 health centres within the parish as well as the Linstead and Spanish Town hospitals. Story Highlights Parish Manager for St. Catherine Health Services, Beverley Needham, is calling for more corporate bodies to partner with the entity to upgrade health centres in the parish under the Health Ministry’s Adopt-a-Clinic initiative. The programme, being undertaken through support from the United Kingdom (UK) Diaspora, which has already donated $5 million towards the initiative, aims to improve the general ambience of the island’s primary-care facilities and also address some of their basic resource needs.
Beverly Andrews APTN News This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the First World War battle of Passchendaele in Belgium and an Inuk from Nunavut had a front-row seat for the Remembrance Day ceremony.“Only a few people ever get to do this,” said Teghan Angulalik.“This is a great opportunity to help me understand more about our history and what happened in the past.”The 16-year-old from Cambridge Bay was there as part of the Canadian delegation, which gifted a monument to recognize the soldiers who fought in one of the bloodiest battles of the war.The young cadet travelled with the Canadian military to various sites and allied battlegrounds in the Flanders area.(The Brooding Soldier’s monument in Belgium. Photo: Beverly Andrews/APTN)She says she is looking forward to sharing what she has learned with her community.“A lot of soldiers didn’t return home,” Angulalik said. “A lot of soldiers took their last steps here.”The monument is known as Canada Gate. An impressive steel structure designed by Nova Scotia artist Nancy Keating.Canadians are still remembered fondly here for their role in the battle of Passchendaele in November 1917. The troops relieved Australian and New Zealand forces and cleared the Germans out.It took the lives of more than 4,000 Canadian soldiers and wounded 12,000.“Canada Gate is meant to mark the sacred grounds here at Passhendaele,” said veteran Ken Hynes, curator of the Halifax Army Museum.Indigenous soldiers were among the casualties.“We did lose many, many young warriors here,” said Steven Ross, a retired private representing the Saskatchewan First Nations Veterans Association.“The people that never returned never went back home to their families – children, grandchildren – that are lying here in these lands, they are the true warriors,” he said.(The grave marker of Cree soldier Alex Decoteau who was killed in the battle of Passchendaele in October 1917. Photo: Beverly Andrews/APTN)It may be a hundred years later, but it’s not unusual to still find shrapnel in the fields. A stark reminder of the lives lost in the now-calm countryside.“It’s important to learn this type of stuff so we can teach the next generation,” said Angulalik. “So the memory stays.”
Canadians were eager to buy legal cannabis for recreational use online on Oct. 17, as government-run and privately operated pot portals were lit up with thousands of orders within the first 24 hours of legalization day.However, the problems plaguing many of those initial orders such as delivery delays highlights the growing pains facing the newly legal market.The Canadian Press tried to order the cheapest available gram or pre-roll of dried flower in each province and territory during the afternoon of Oct. 17. One order could not be completed and two had still yet to arrive more than one week later.All websites required various age verification checks and most interfaces were easy to navigate, but the available product was low and delivery times were often slower than promised.The fastest delivery was in Halifax where the bureau received its order within two days, while it took a full week before the order arrived in Iqaluit. The cheapest order including delivery was in Quebec at roughly $14 and the most expensive was in the Northwest Territories at more than $31.Here’s how the pot order process rolled out across the country:NewfoundlandDelivery date: Still waitingShipping fee: $10 minimumCost: $8.99; $20.34 total costCannabis NL’s website was clean and easy to navigate, but on Oct. 17 the options for a quick, low-cost gram were limited. The “shop” section advertised dried flower, oils, pre-rolled joints and plants, but most products were labelled “coming soon.” The product page was fairly informative with a breakdown of the plant’s THC and CBD levels, growing method and province of origin, as well as acceptable methods of use. Sorting by lowest to highest price, the most affordable flower was a hybrid plant called Island Pink from Emerald Health Therapeutics Canada. The “expedited parcel” shipping was the cheaper option, promising a delivery time between five and seven days. On the morning of Oct. 26, the product had not yet arrived and Cannabis NL sent customers an email that said “unexpected challenges with supply” are causing “unfortunate delays.” It added that suppliers have agreed to begin refunding the Xpresspost shipping fees for orders that do not arrive within the posted delivery times.— Holly McKenzie-Sutter in St. John’s, N.L.———Prince Edward IslandDelivery date: Oct. 22Shipping fee: $7Cost: $7.83; $17.05 total cost including shippingThe P.E.I. Cannabis Corp. website greets you with a scenic Island landscape. The standard warnings flash “Start low. Go slow,” and various other catchy slogans. In product descriptions, some companies have opted to keep established illicit market names like “Diesel” while moved to establish their own names with strains like “Radiate”. The website allows users to sort by format, plant type, strength or brand, but not price. The package arrived Monday around 11:00 a.m. looking like anything else one would receive in the mail. FIGR’s No. 17 ground cannabis sealed in a red packet came with pamphlets about responsible smoking and a receipt. Though, the website advertised THC totals of 9.99 to 17.00 per cent and the description boasted levels of 21 per cent, the physical product was marked with a total THC percentage just under 13 per cent.— Tony Davis in Charlottetown———New BrunswickDelivery date: Oct. 22Shipping fee: $7Cost: $10.50; $17.50 total cost including shippingThe ordering process was simple. Just click on a button to state you are over 19, set up an account, order the product and go to the checkout to give your credit card info. A confirmation page after the order is placed indicated that the order should arrive by Friday. However, the package did not arrive at the office — part of the legislature press gallery in a secure government building — until Monday morning. Another reporter signed for the delivery, but was not asked for ID to ensure he was over 19 years of age. However, he’s close to 50 and bald. Inside the large plastic Canada Post envelope was a packing slip and the small brown paper envelope containing the cannabis. The envelope had a label with the product information and the perforation at the top of the envelope had a Cannabis NB seal over it.— Kevin Bissett in Fredericton———Nova ScotiaDelivery date: Oct. 19Shipping fee: $6.09Cost: $8.65; $16.95 total cost including shippingThe Halifax bureau attempted to order the least expensive brands of dried flower cannabis from the government operated Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. Cannabis site at 3 p.m. on legalization day, just hours after obtaining an identification number from a downtown store. The brands that ranged from $6.33 to just under $7.50 per gram were unavailable, according to the website’s search by price function. However, one gram of the Haven St. Mango Kush was available at $8.65. A Canada Post delivery agent arrived at the door of the office two days after the order and a colleague who hadn’t ordered the marijuana signed for it. The packaging included consumer information that suggested the user “start low and go slow” in using the marijuana, and noted the effects could last up to six hours.— Michael Tutton in Halifax———QuebecDelivery date: Oct. 22Shipping fee: $5Cost: $8.50; $14.25 total cost including shippingThe Montreal bureau ordered one gram of Harmoniser — an indica strain from Aphria Inc. at 3 p.m. on Oct. 17. When the package arrived the following Monday at 10:15 a.m., the Canada Post delivery person asked for an employee’s signature at the door. The package gave no hint of what it contained, except for the “18+ signature” printed above the barcode. The delivery person did not request ID to confirm age upon delivery — but the person accepting the package looked more than 25 years old.— Christopher Reynolds in Montreal———OntarioDelivery date: Still waitingShipping fee: $5.65Cost: $10.40, $16.05 total cost including shippingWith no brick-and-mortar cannabis stores in Ontario until next spring at the earliest, Ontarians can only buy legal recreational pot online. Unlike some other provincial retail websites, the designers of the Ontario Cannabis Store seem to have strived for austerity. Devoid of colour, there are no stock photos, only an OCS logo and a message warning off those below the age of 19. Once inside, it’s all business. The user is sent straight to the product range, represented by photos of the packaging, making it unclear in some instances what exactly is on offer. After choosing one gram of Tangerine Dream from brand San Rafael for $10.40, the checkout process was quick and efficient. A shipping charge of $5.65 was added, bringing the total to $16.05, far above the black market price of less than $10 per gram. OCS said the product should arrive within one to three days, but the order has yet to arrive more than one week later.— Jody White in Toronto———ManitobaDelivery date: Oct. 22Shipping fee: $7.95Cost: $12, $21.59 total cost including shippingWinnipeg’s Delta 9 Cannabis Store website is easy to navigate and advertises same-day delivery in the city, but the shelves of the online store were nearly empty. Of the 11 dried cannabis strains, eight were sold out. Most of the strains left were only sold in larger quantities (five grams for $60 or 10 grams for $120) and only one offered smaller quantities (DNA Genetics Lemon Skunk for $12 a gram). There were also smoking tools and accessories for sale including papers, lighters, vaporizers and cannabis cook books. Despite the website saying American Express was an accepted payment, after an hour in an online help chat and on the phone with employees and the bank, the only suggestion was use a different card. It took five days of waiting for it to show. It arrived in an unnecessarily large plastic container in a giant bubble-wrap envelope. It looked large for a gram but, much like a Prairie tumbleweed, it was not dense and extremely dry.— Kelly Geraldine Malone in Winnipeg———SaskatchewanDelivery date: Online orders were not available on Oct. 17Those looking to buy cannabis online from Jimmy’s Cannabis were out of luck on legalization day. A message on its website on Oct. 17 said it held back on online sales due to discussions between Health Canada and Canada Post, Jimmy’s shipping provider. Upon accessing its website, the user was asked to put in their date of birth. The website itself was both clean and trendy with a video playing above a header that said “Welcome to Jimmy’s.” There were five options at the top including flower, oil, accessories, apparel and a drop down with contact information, locations, about the company and the online shop. Upon clicking the online shop option, there were flowers, oil, pre-roll and accessories. However, on Oct. 22, Jimmy’s said in a post on its website that it was unable to open its e-commerce store “due to inventory shortages.” On Oct. 26, online cannabis sales were still unavailable.— Ryan McKenna in Regina———AlbertaDelivery date: Oct. 19Shipping fee: $9.95Cost: $9.24 before tax, $20.15 total cost including shippingAfter a few simple questions to verify age — Alberta’s site checks submitted answers against provincial databases — users are taken to the product page. Only plain white packages are shown. Each product entry provides THC content and whether it’s a sativa, indica or a hybrid. Strawberry Ice, $9.24 a gram, is described as “fun and fruity,” and “perfect for making the most of a sunny summer day.” The site won’t allow you to ship to a different address than the one provided for age verification. On Wednesday, the site offered 73 different types of dried flower from 24 different growers. By mid-afternoon, six were out of stock. It had four kinds of pre-rolled joints, two of which were gone by 3 p.m. Its only oil offering was also gone. The site was clean and classy, with lots of Alberta scenery and no psychedelia. You could be buying tires. The most expensive per-gram offering cost $14.95. The cannabis arrived Friday afternoon, two days after it was ordered, and picture identification with a current address was required.— Bob Weber in Edmonton———NunavutDelivery date: Oct. 24Shipping fee: roughly $9Cost: $16.99; $27.29 total cost including shippingAs an online customer in Nunavut, you become accustomed to a lack of options, all of which are expensive, and a sense of relief for even just getting an online order through. Internet speeds and access are far below national averages. Pot is no different. The government’s website says you can only buy from the approved vendor list, which contains one entry: Canopy Growth Corp., whose brand name is Tweed. To verify your age, you enter your date of birth and confirm you are not ordering from a shared device. Tweed offered four options — only dried flowers — in various quantities: one indica, two sativa and one hybrid. All but two options were sold out. With shipping, one gram of Lemon Skunk came to $27.29. Seven days later, postal workers deposited a package slip into a P.O. Box. It’s a short ATV ride to the postal warehouse. There, a worker said half the warehouse is full of pot orders.— Thomas Rohner in Iqaluit———Northwest TerritoriesDelivery date: Still waitingShipping fee: $12.47Cost: $17.50; $31.47 total cost including shippingThe Northwest Territories’ cannabis website was simple and easily navigated, though creating an account took 15 minutes longer than anticipated as a verification email took time to arrive. There were only seven items available, offering five strains in various sizes. Despite the territory’s pledge that cannabis prices would start at around $8.50 per gram, the cheapest one-gram package available online on legalization day cost $31.47. The total price included $17.50 for a gram of the Rockstar strain (one of two strains available in one-gram packages, identically priced), $1.50 in tax, and $12.47 in shipping to Yellowknife. The territory’s website stated proof of age would be required upon delivery. The package was shipped on Oct. 24 according to an email from the NWT website — well within standard time for anything to arrive. By the morning of Oct. 26, the package had not yet been delivered.— Ollie Williams with Cabin Radio in Yellowknife———YukonDelivery date: Oct. 23Shipping fee: $12 expedited shippingCost: $15.94; $29.34 total cost including shipping.The Cannabis Yukon website has an age verification process and a question about whether you are intoxicated. The scheduled website launch on Oct. 17 at 11 a.m. ran into a technical glitch, and didn’t go live until just before 12:30 p.m. At 3 p.m., it took a few tries through a couple of different computers before being able to access the site. The website showed pictures of happy people in various settings such as around a kitchen table or a campfire with direct links to various cannabis types. The website offers value, core and premium pricing, ranging from just over $10 to $155. The cheapest pre-rolled cannabis was $15.94. The only choice was expedited shipping, costing $12 — almost as much as the joint itself. The package didn’t arrive until Tuesday about 11 a.m. and delivery required identification and a signature, even though they did get my name wrong.— Tim Kucharuk with CKRW in Whitehorse———British ColumbiaDelivery date: Oct. 26Shipping fee: $10Cost: $8.99 before tax. $21.27 total cost including shippingIt took less than 15 minutes to complete an online order for one gram of marijuana at B.C. Cannabis Stores. To enter the B.C. cannabis website, users must confirm they are 19 years or older by providing their date of birth. There were about eight cannabis product for sale on legalization day in prices ranging from $6.99 per gram to $11.99 per gram. The cheapest brands of cannabis at $6.99 were already sold out just hours after the online store went live. Tangerine Dream at $8.99 a gram was still available. The total price, including a $10 shipping charge, taxes and the one gram of cannabis, was $21.27. On Oct. 20, the B.C. Liquor Distribution branch said it was “working hard to ship every order as quickly as possible” but “slight delays” meant rather than the estimated delivery period of up to two business days, the order would be shipped from the warehouse on Oct. 22. The order was picked up at a neighbourhood Canada Post outlet on the morning of Oct. 26. Packaged in a small, blue cardboard box, it included details about the strain, the THC and CBD content and a warning label, “Cannabis smoke is harmful.”— Dirk Meissner in Victoria
The Canadian Press CALGARY — Shares in Peyto Exploration and Development Corp. fell by as much as 15 per cent after it said it would cut its dividend and capital spending due to low natural gas prices in Western Canada.In early trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Thursday, the Calgary-based company’s shares fell to a low of $6.91 from their Wednesday close of $7.93.Peyto, which says it is the fifth largest natural gas producer in Canada, says it is temporarily cutting its monthly dividend to two cents from six cents per share.It also says it will reduce the 2019 capital budget it announced in November by $100 million, from a mid-point of $275 million to $175 million, resulting in fewer wells being drilled on its western Alberta lands.Peyto says it plans to ramp up annual spending again in 2020 and 2021 to between $270 million and $320 million, predicting that planned natural gas pipeline expansions by TransCanada Corp. will improve market access and allow a recovery in local prices.Last week, Saskatchewan-focused Crescent Point Energy Corp. cut its dividend by nearly 90 per cent and announced a program of share buybacks. It also cut its capital budget for the year by about $500 million to about $1.25 billion in reaction to global oil price volatility.
DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Dawson Creek RCMP are continuing to investigate a robbery that took place in the Toms Lake area.On September 22, RCMP received a report of a stolen UTV in the Toms Lake area.According to RCMP, frontline officers attended the scene, located the stolen UTV, and arrested the two occupants. Upon further investigation, police say they uncovered evidence connecting suspects to two other stolen vehicles and a stolen trailer which were located nearby.Police say a subsequent investigation has since linked the suspects to several other vehicle thefts and property thefts in the Peace region.Charged and in custody are 25-year-old Ryan Bumstead, 28-year-old Chelbi Hiebert, 28-year-old Hayden Raposo, and 21-year-old Lyric Grey.If you have any information related to these crimes, you are being asked to call the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250-784-3700 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.