Irish Grain Growers seek derogation on use of cover crops to alleviate fodder crisis

first_img Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Irish Grain Growers seek derogation on use of cover crops to alleviate fodder crisis Home News Farming Irish Grain Growers seek derogation on use of cover crops to alleviate… NewsFarming Rugby TAGSIGGGIrish Grain Growers WhatsApp Twitter Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleWoodenbridge Paddlers Erkina river festival enjoys a wave of successNext articleGlory for Kelly at prestigious Cork City Sports 1500m Sarah Cullenhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSarah Cullen is a Journalism and New Media graduate from the University of Limerick. A Portlaoise native, she is happiest when tweeting and talking about dogs. Community Facebook Twitter By Sarah Cullen – 17th July 2018 Pinterest Community Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp There has been a huge fodder shortage for animals for the majority of this year.There is little sign of the shortage letting up, ensuring a winter of uncertainty for many farmers.The Irish Grain Growers Group wish to seek a derogation for GLAS farmers on the use of cover crops from 1st of December to 1st of October.This will allow livestock farmers to utilize cover crops and to alleviate some of the potential fodder requirements for the coming winter, by extending the grazing season.They request that farmers in GLAS and indeed all tillage farmers willing to grow catch crops, get a derogation to use fertilizer in excess of the annual farm limits on these crops to further their growth potential.The Irish Grain Growers Group also request mono-crop seeds such as redstart, westerwolds, ryegrass or fodder rape be used on their own to give a bulky forage crop to graze or to ensile. Currently those in GLAS must use a minimum of 2 seed types to participate in the scheme.These measures could be of great benefit to the livestock sectors in the Autumn.They will give a much needed cash boost to the tillage farmers still reeling from the extreme weather in 2018.SEE ALSO – Irish Grain Growers Group to host a public meeting on the future of tillage farminglast_img read more

Huawei and Qualcomm differ on 5G

first_img Tags HomeMWC15 Posts Huawei and Qualcomm differ on 5G Read more Previous ArticleWikipedia’s Jimmy Wales steps up drive for zero-rated accessNext ArticleCisco boss says half of service providers will be “irrelevant” within a decade AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 03 MAR 2015 Guest Technology vendors disagreed over the timescales for 5G deployments at Tuesday’s Mobile World Congress keynote.Qualcomm’s CEO Steve Mollenkopf called for the benefits of LTE to be fully maximised to protect R&D and deployment investment, whereas Ken Hu, Huawei’s rotating CEO, stressed the benefits of 5G over today’s LTE.“The debate is when do we call it 5G,” said Mollenkopf. “There’s still a lot to do.”“The biggest challenge we face with 5G is the extreme number of use cases. There will be many new methods for billions of devices to connect and interact, and we need to transform the edge of the internet to better support mobile devices. It’s at the edge that real innovation will take place,” he added.However, he warned that there was an ongoing need for multimode support to protect existing and future LTE investment, and “we don’t need to make a huge technology jump when LTE is providing some of this already.”Hu countered this viewpoint with the claim that LTE cannot support the 1,000s of connections needed for IoT services. “5G will be capable of connecting 100 billion devices, which will be very valuable for industrial applications.”The Huawei exec noted that only 5G latency capabilities could fulfil the much-hyped driverless car concept. “Stopping a car travelling at 100kph would extend braking distance by another 1.4 meters due to LTE latency, but only 2.8cm with 5G.”“5G provides us with a very powerful applications platform that will take the technology into new industry segments and trigger positive disruption. But we must involve the key industry verticals in how 5G evolves. The communications industry did this in isolation in the past, which resulted in a fragment approach.”As an indication of Huawei’s keenness to move forward, the company confirmed it had already developed a new air interface for 5G. Hu added that 5G would have a virtualised architecture leading to a single physical network providing support for a multitude of different apps.Mollenkopf, meanwhile, indicated that the concept of 5G was still a very much under discussion, emphasising Qualcomm’s views that this next-gen technology must target user-centric connectivity. “It’s important that the mobile user is seen as part of the network, a node.” Author MWC 2015 Newslast_img read more

Bihar, India to install 200,000 smart electricity meters

first_imgImage credit: Stock The installation of 200,000 prepaid smart electricity meters in urban areas of the state, including Patna, Ara, Aurangabad and Bhagalpur are set to commence.These electricity meters will be used to increase consumer convenience, as well as decrease power theft.“The state energy department has initiated bidding process in association with Energy Efficiency Services Limited for procurement of 200,000 smart prepaid meters for the state. The installation work will start in September. In the first phase, around 200,000 meters will be installed in all the urban areas of the state,” says R Lakshmanan, managing director of South Bihar Power Distribution Company Limited.He added: “The expenses will be borne by the state government as well as the Centre. The target for completion of installation work in the first phase is February 2020. As many as 6,000 smart prepaid electricity meters have already been installed in government establishments and residences.“Besides, around 10,000 smart electricity meters have been installed in Gaya and Hajipur under a pilot project. However, the smart meters installed in Gaya and Hajipur are older versions in terms of technology.”The cost of the project will be approximately Rs 800 crore ($117 million).With regards to the function of the meters, Lakshmanan said: “Prepaid meters can be recharged in advance with a sum as small as Rs 50 ($0.70). The consumer can recharge their meters online through mobile phones at any given point of time. However, for those who are not comfortable with online method, counters will be available in the offices of energy department for recharging their smart meters beforehand.”Lakshmanan added: “A smart meter records consumption of electric energy in intervals of one hour or less and communicates this data to the utility company. This allows utility companies to introduce price differentiation based on the season and the time of day. This encourages consumers to change their energy consumption pattern.”This article was published by our sister publication Metering & Smart Energy International (www.metering.com). BRICS Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Generation TAGSElectricity metersIndiaSmart meter Previous articleIndia is ready to do business with AfricaNext articleEnvironmental activists call for a “rational and lawful” IRP Ashley TheronAshley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa. UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Finance and Policylast_img read more

EPL: How Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba reacted to Arsenal goalkeeper, Petr Cech’s retirement

first_imgChelsea legend, Didier Drogba has reacted to the retirement of Arsenal goalkeeper, Petr Cech, from football.Cech on Tuesday announced his retirement from playing football, via his Twitter page.Drogba, a former teammate with Cech at Chelsea, took to his official Instagram page, @didierdrogba, to pay tribute to the 36-year-old shot-stopper.Reacting to the development, the former Ivory Coast captain, described Cech as his “hero”, hailing his “good heart, professionalism and winning mentality.”Drogba said: “I would need Millions of words to describe you, your good heart, your professionalism and winning mentality but one picture summaries it all, Thank you my Hero @petrcech for having Golden Hands and Heart Man saved three pens and run into me like I’m a legend. What a career”.Cech has spent 15 years in the Premier League, during which he played for Chelsea and Arsenal, and won multiple trophies.last_img read more

Stanford Routs Gophers For NIT Title

first_imgThe Gopher men’s basketball team lost 75-51 in the NIT title game to Stanford Thursday night at Madison Square Garden in New York.  Minnesota trailed by 6 at halftime and were quickly down double figures early in the 2nd half.  Rodney Williams led the Gophers with 12 points before fouling out.  Joe Coleman and Austin Hollins each had 10 points and Andre Hollins scored just 4 points before fouling out for Minnesota.The Gophers shot just 37 percent from the field and committed 22 turnovers.  The Gophers season ends with a 23-15 record.  Minnesota loses just 1 senior from this year’s team, center Ralph Sampson III. 360p Auto (360p) 720p HD About Connatix V56892 1080p HD Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip About Connatix V56892 1/1last_img read more