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WIN ONE OF FIVE FABULOUS LOTTIE DOLL SETS IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

first_imgDonegal doll-maker Arklu are celebrating having scooped the prestigious Scholastic gold star toy award for 2013 in the USA.And to mark the occasion, they are offering five Donegal Daily readers the chance to win a Pirate Queen Doll and Pirate Queen Accessory Set.The set will be the perfect Christmas present for children across the county. And the competition is absolutely free with no expensive phone or text lines to bother about.All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning simple email the name of your favourite Lottie doll to www.competition@lottie.comRemember to include your name, address and telephone number so you can be contacted.The full range of Lottie dolls are on sale in Mc Elhinneys store in Ballybofey, retailing at €19.99; accessory sets and outfits at €9.99. The editorial team at Scholastic Parent & Child reviewed thousands of products and sent finalist products out to readers to test at home with their children.The winning toys were selected based on the following criteria: innovative and cool; magnetic and engaging for the child; mind-expanding or educational; and an excellent value to the consumer.“We want to congratulate all of the winners of Scholastic Parent & Child magazine’s first-ever Gold Star Toy Awards,” said Jamie Engel, Publisher of Scholastic Parent & Child. “It can be difficult to stand out among so many toys on the market, but our editors and readers selected the best gifts that offer learning and fun at a great value.”About Scholastic Parent & Child®Scholastic Parent & Child is today’s leading parenting magazine for families with school aged children, reaching more than 7.3 million parents. Parent & Child covers families with children ages birth to 12, and one hundred percent of the editorial content is dedicated to helping parents guide their children through the early school years with joy and confidence, informing parents on topics that serve the entire family, including child development, well-being, health, activities, travel, fashion, and food. About Arklu’s Lottie dollsSince her launch in August 2012, Lottie dolls have become something of a global phenomenon securing the approval of industry experts (winning 17 awards in the US, UK and Canada including 3 prestigious Oppenheim Portfolio Platinum Awards ), child development experts, international press coverage and most importantly, positive feedback from the parents and children who love Lottie.WIN ONE OF FIVE FABULOUS LOTTIE DOLL SETS IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS was last modified: November 21st, 2013 by StephenShare 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:ARKLUfree competitionLottie dollslast_img read more

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eLearning to address new challenges in controlled environment animal production

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The animal industries are facing challenges and need a trained workforce.Animal production is the largest sector of agriculture and plays an important role in the U.S. economy. Over the past decades, mechanization development and economic pressure have driven commercial animal production into large-scale and industrialized operations for high production efficiency. The large-scale animal production is facing significant challenges due to their environmental impact, climate change and variability, animal welfare issues, and increasing energy costs. Facility and environmental control technologies play a critical role in animal production and can potentially provide solutions to these emerging challenges. The animal industry needs a competent workforce of professionals who are trained with new knowledge in emerging technologies for animal facility and environmental control. This workforce will thus be able to address the challenges related to animal production and to transform the industries’ challenges into opportunities for sustainable operations.Existing trainings do not meet the new needs.A course in Environmental Control for Agricultural Structures is traditionally offered in many agricultural and biological engineering programs at land-grant universities to meet the animal industries’ needs for environmental control technologies. Unfortunately, fewer universities offer the course than in the past, which means many students do not have the opportunity to take such a course. Furthermore, the existing courses primarily focus on meeting thermal comfort needs of animals or plants through ventilation in conjunction with heating and/or cooling. The new challenges facing animal agriculture are not being addressed. OSU is developing new trainings on challenges in enrolled environment animal productionSignificant research developments have occurred in the past decade in areas of mitigation and adaptation to the climate change; effects of indoor environment on animal health and welfare, food safety, and farm biosecurity; energy efficiency analysis of animal buildings; and renewable energy use and production on farms. There is a critical need to capitalize on recent research findings to develop new teaching modules addressing current and future challenges. OSU is leading a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional team to address this critical need by advancing educational curriculum materials in controlled environment animal production (eCEAP).New eLearning educational modules are being developed in four emerging challenge areas related to animal production: climate change, sustainable energy, food safety, and animal health and welfare. Climate changeThe projected climate change will have significant impacts on animal production. Many scientists expect increases in heat-related morbidity and mortality. Sustainability of current animal production systems in a warming climate is a legitimate concern. Higher temperatures and humidity directly cause animal heat stress. Extreme weather conditions require more resilient livestock systems. Therefore, new designs and management of environmental control systems of animal production facilities are needed in consideration of the climate change factors. New indoor environmental control technology and strategies for both abatement and adaptation to global climate change and variability are needed. The associated educational materials are needed to prepare future workforce of the animal industry. The educational focuses of this module are strategies for cooling animal environments and the associate ventilation needs. Sustainable energyModern animal production systems raise animals in buildings with ventilation, heating, and/or cooling environmental control that uses large amounts of natural gas or electrical energy. As the energy prices increase, sustainability of modern farm operation comes into a question. On the other hand, farms have the resources to generate on-farm renewable energy, such as biogas, geothermal energy, and solar and wind energy. It is important to develop energy efficient facilities with renewable on-farm energy systems for future animal production. The educational focuses of the module are (1) methods and tools for comprehensive energy audits; (2) methods to reduce the use of energy and water, therefore reducing GHG emission; (3) on-farm renewable energy systems, and (4) new building and environmental control systems using renewable energy.Food safety issues have caused significant public health concerns. Salmonella and E-coli outbreak investigations have linked the pathogen sources to animal production. A collaborating research between researchers of OSU and Michigan State University has demonstrated thermal environment of animal facilities directly correlated with Salmonella prevalence and thermal environmental control is a cost effective pre-harvest intervention for Salmonella prevalence in swine Therefore, it is beneficial to address the food safety problem at the source using pre-harvest environmental control prevention during animal production. In addition, indoor air quality studies of housing facilities concluded that airborne microbial contaminations (i.e., bioaerosols) within buildings lead to animal and human exposures. Moreover, bioaerosols may transport off the farm sites, promoting disease propagation and outbreak. Ventilation directly affects bioaerosol concentration and distribution. The educational focuses of this module are sources, transport, and control of pathogens in animal facilities and outdoors in neighboring communities and the associated environmental control technologies for food safety and animal health.Animal welfare and health play a critical role in the sustainability, viability, and competitiveness of the U.S. animal industry. Enhancing animal welfare throughout the production chain remains a challenge. In animal grow-out cycles, environmental stresses compromise animal welfare and productivity. Enhanced or alternative housing designs are being implemented as solutions to improve animal welfare. The educational focuses of this module are the animal welfare issues, assessment tools and methods, and facilities and management practices for improvement.last_img read more

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61st GRAMMY Awards Nominations Rescheduled To Dec 7

first_img Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Email BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? 61st GRAMMY Awards Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage News Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist Nominees in select categories will be revealed by broadcast on “CBS This Morning” and online at Apple Music at 8:30 a.m. ET, the Recording Academy announced on Monday Dec. 3. All 84 categories will be revealed on the Recording Academy’s website, and also by press release and over the Recording Academy’s social media platforms at 8:45 a.m. ET.Use the #GRAMMYs hashtag on Recording Academy / GRAMMYs social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to join in the conversation this Friday. Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist 61st GRAMMY Awards Nominations Rescheduled To Dec. 7 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Twitter Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs Prev Next Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony What To Expect When You’re Expecting The 2019 GRAMMY Nominations AnnouncementRead more Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Learn Who’s Nominated For 61st GRAMMYs On Dec. 7 61st-grammy-awards-nominations-rescheduled-dec-7 Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? In honor of late President George H.W. Bush’s memorial services, nominations will be announced Friday Dec. 7 on CBS, Apple Music and social mediaPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Dec 3, 2018 – 12:06 pm UPDATE: See the full list of 61st GRAMMY NominationsFollowing the news of President George H.W. Bush’s death, the announcement of the nominations for the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards has been postponed until Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? 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New Houston Area Project To Offer Legal Defense For Immigrants Facing Deportation

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share 00:00 /00:54 X U.S. Immigration and Customs EnforcementDeportation Defense Houston will offer free legal counsel and information to immigrants facing deportation.  In Texas, less than 30 percent of detained immigrants had legal representation from October 2000 to February 2018, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. Most immigrants facing deportation are forced to represent themselves in court proceedings, which can dramatically lower their chances of winning their case. “Studies have shown that you are anywhere from 10-14 times more likely to win your case if you have a lawyer than if you do not,” said Kate Vickery, Executive Director of the Houston Immigration Services Collaborative. “People get deported out of the United States without ever having the chance to actually even make their case or even knowing that there is something that they are, in fact, eligible for,” said Vickery. Groups involved in Deportation Defense Houston are staffing up so attorneys can start taking cases in June. YMCA International Services, BakerRipley and Justice For Our Neighbors of Houston are participating in the collaborative. Deportation Defense Houston is currently offering legal advice to immigrants through an active bilingual hotline. Listenlast_img read more

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