Derry Comhaltas will appeal Ulster Standing Committee Fleadh vote

first_imgNewsx Adverts Previous articleGAA – Derry and Tyrone To Clash Again in Dr.McKenna FinalNext articleUdaras figures “encouraging” despite net loss of jobs – Mc Ginley News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Twitter By News Highland – January 23, 2012 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry The Chair of the Derry branch of Comhltas Ceoltorai Eireann has confirmed they will appeal to the Ard Comhairle following a decision by the Standing Committee of the organisations’ Ulster Council not to back a bid for the All Ireland Fleadh to take place in the city next year.It’s understood the reason for the decision taken at a meeting in Omagh yesterday was concern over the risk of dissident attacks during the event.Speaking on today’s Shaun Doherty Show, the Chief Exercutive of Comhaltas Labhras O’Murchu, seen as a backer of the Derry bid, says any appeal will be considered in the context of the constitution of Comhaltas……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/labh1pm.mp3[/podcast]center_img Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry Comhaltas will appeal Ulster Standing Committee Fleadh vote Facebooklast_img read more

Dead Wood for Wildlife

first_imgA second kind of woodpile for backyard wildlife is a slow-rot pile. Use slower-rotting woodslike oaks. Make an elevated support of stones, bricks or other nonrotting material. This keepstermites out and keeps the wood dryer. A brush pile is a third kind of woodpile for wildlife. It makes a refuge for rabbits and lizardsand a protected feeding area for certain ground-feeding birds. For a finishing touch, place a couple of fat logs or flat rocks on the ground next to the brushpile. You can lift these up from time to time to view the creatures that burrow under them. It’slike taking the roof off part of your little wildlife city to see what’s going on. Of course, these creatures will be just as well off in the upper, and not yet rotten, layers ofyour fast-rot pile. The advantage of a slow-rot pile is that it lasts longer. When a bird scratches in dead leaves looking for insects, it’s feeding in the detritus food chain.Dead things are part of Mother Nature’s bountiful provisions. We humans think of dead things as useless. But in the wild world, many dead things have justbegun to be valuable. This pile makes a refuge for lizards, protected crannies for deer mouse nests and a feedingplatform for chipmunks. Chipmunks like a lot of small crevices for quick escape. Use small-diameter branches to make brush piles. Place a few large logs or rocks on theground first to hold the branches above the ground. These delectable critters and their kin will attract predators like the brown snake and maybethe worm snake. Skinks may lay their eggs in the rotting wood. Kris Irwin found a slimysalamander under dead wood in his Athens backyard. The wood next to the ground will rot fastest. It will make a home for snails, slugs,wood-eating beetles and the larvae of predatory insects like the eyed elater, a click beetle withbig eye spots. Dead wood creates a kind of detritus food chain. Most people think of the grazing food chainas the foundation of life. Examples are the grass-cow-human or the oak leaf-caterpillar-warblerchains. Grazing food chains provide about half the food for the world’s organisms. Detritusfood chains provide the other half. This same ecological principle applies to logged forests, hayfields and other croplands.Harvested environments have somewhat fewer raw materials to work with. The idea is to makea little piece of your yard function like a natural forest floor. As the pile rots down into the earth, keep adding more wood to the top to keep your foodchain supplied with raw materials. Cleaning wood from a backyard carries away useful elements (like carbon, nitrogen, potassiumand phosphorus) that fuel detritus-based food chains. Dead wood is an example. You can use it in woodpiles for wildlife. I like a woodpile outside awindow under a tree. Some people think woodpiles for wildlife are messy. Let the fallen dead leaves accumulate on the ground. These will provide a foraging ground formoles, shrews and other secretive wildlife. For a fast-rot woodpile, just make a stack like a pile of firewood. Fast-rotting species includesweet gum, elm and pine. So what do they do? It seems so absurd — They take all their dead branches out to the curb. Then come the garbagemen. They take them away. Off to a faraway landfill, they say. There the stuff sits, for a lifetime or more, While they buy new fertilizer straight from the store. Those with the money say, “Hang the expense.” But Mother Nature thinks it doesn’t make sense.last_img read more

Development League for Women’s football

first_imgWOMEN footballers would soon take their pent-up skills to the pitch when a Development League for Member Associations (MAs) of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) gets underway.Each respective MA will run off its competition to determine the winner who will advance to the grand finale of the tournament, which is being partly funded by the world governing body FIFA.GFF PRO Debra Francis told Chronicle Sport yesterday that “the plan is to kick off the tournament before the end of this month”.Additional sponsorship is currently being sought by the GFF for this inaugural competition.Meanwhile president of the Women FA (WFA) Charmaine Wade, in an invited comment, said that while she has heard of the plans nothing official has been sent to the WFA. Wade added that since being voted into office, last year November, her executive tried to get an audience with the former Technical Director of the GFF on the way forward for women football but all attempts proved unsuccessful.According to Wade, a proposal plan for 2016 has been sent to the GFF and “hopefully we can sit with the GFF at some point and solidify a plan for women football”. (Ras Wadada)last_img read more