DONEGAL Daily Weather Report, in association with The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Tel 07491 22700. It’s CupCake Thursday, Free Glass of Wine and Free Cupcake today.Today’s Donegal Weather: Overnight rain has largely cleared from the county and will be followed by a mixture of sunny spells between the cloud with the best of the sunshine in the west.Temperatures should reach 11C or 12C later, though there is a chance of a passing shower in the afternoon and early evening. Current forecasts are showing clearer skies across the county around dusk, which may give us some spectacular sunset snaps (send yours to firstname.lastname@example.org). Temperatures will drop no lower than 6C overnight tonight. Friday will see similar conditions but with fewer showers.IT’S CupCake Thursday at the Mount Errigal Hotel. FREE Glass of Wine and a FREE CupCake for all the ladies when you order any Josper grill inspired main course at Dexters today. BRIGHTER, MILD: THE DD WEATHER REPORT WITH THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL was last modified: April 10th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegal daily weatherlight windsmildshowerssunshine
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We sprayed the last field of corn so that is done. We do have some 360 Y-Drops for our sprayer and we have a couple of fields that we may go back in and add N later. We are going to test to see if we need to put more N on. We did not have a lot of N down early so I don’t think we lost a whole lot early in the season.This week we are going to be getting ready for wheat harvest. I am not sure we will quite be ready to run anything this weekend, but definitely within two weeks. It looks like it is at least a week or 10 days ahead of schedule. It is still hard to tell how the quality will be, but it seems like a really good wheat crop. We’ll bale all of the straw and we bale some for the neighbor.We used to have a double-crop deadline of July 10 to get all of the beans in, but it seems like we have been able to push that later. We’ll try to plant double-crop beans up until July 18.For wheat harvest, it is kind of a rush there for a couple of weeks. We run three small square balers. Most of our straw is sold out of the field so we don’t have to mess with putting it in barns.We plant the beans in the evening or at night while we’re baling. If we didn’t have such a good market for straw, we’d just plant the beans after the wheat because the prices are looking better.We have been really spotty with the rains. We could definitely use some rain this week. There was a little replanting of beans around here. We replanted 16 acres of beans we spotted in. Now we could use some rain.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On Wednesday, September 18, the Norwayne FFA’s soil judging teams participated in the sub district soil judging contest. Both the rural and urban teams came in second place. Tim Gunkelman and Kelsie Mannasmith placed third and fourth individually in the rural contest. At these contests, participants go into pits and observe the soil and score them on judging cards. On Wednesday, September 25 the urban soil judging team placed second and the rural team placed first at the district soil judging contest. Kelsie Mannasmith came in first place and Grace Gunkelman in second out of 45 FFA members in the rural contest. Shane Simmons came in third in the urban contest. The top four from each team will go onto the state soil judging contest on October 12.
Marathas’ claimHowever, the Marathas of Vadhu-Budruk allege that the account was “a distortion of history” and that it was their ancestors who performed Sambhaji’s final rites.Accordingly, the Marathas, along with the gram panchayat authorities, took strong objection to the plaque, saying it falsified history as there was no documented evidence.On the same day, a complaint was filed by Dalit activists against 49 persons of Vadhu Budruk village under the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act, for damaging the board, police said. The gram panchayat of Vadhu Budruk also reportedly filed a cross complaint on the matter.“The Bhima-Koregaon violence was an act of provocation carefully calculated in advance by Hindutva outfits and designed to spark tension between Mahar [Dalit] and Maratha communities,” said Santosh Shinde of the pro-Maratha Sambhaji Brigade. The Brigade submitted a memorandum to the Pune Police Commissioner demanding a CBI probe into the issue.Similarly, Sachin Mali of the Kabir Kala Manch, who was present at the time of the clashes, said the villagers of Vadhu Budruk were instigated by rightwing forces to pelt stones at Dalits during the Koregaon-Bhima celebrations.“Several thousands of Hindutva activists were assembled to wreak havoc on the occasion. What were the police doing? Why wasn’t adequate security in place when the dispute at Vadhu-Budruk broke out on December 29? There were no ambulances or adequate security in place,” Mr. Mali told The Hindu.According to him, the clashes were planned to coincide with action in several adjoining villages like Sanaswadi, Shikrapur and Perne.One person, identified as Rahul Phatangale, lost his life in the violence between two groups that was marked by pelting of stones, and several persons were left injured. Scores of vehicle, including police vans, were torched.(With inputs from PTI) RPI supporters gathered at Chembur in Mumbai protesting killing of a person at Bhima Koregaon near Pune on Monday. The cyber crime cell of the city police issued a notification warning of “stern action against socially divisive social media posts”. Mobile phone jammers continued to be in operation in Koregaon-Bhima and surrounding villages. Pelting of stonesCommerce and commute in several parts of Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad were thrown off-kilter as State transport buses were pelted with stones during demonstrations by Bhim Sainiks. Traffic had to to be diverted at a number of points. Traffic along the old Mumbai-Pune highway came to a grinding halt due to the demonstrations.By noon, the agitators had compelled several shops and establishments in vital parts of Pune to be shut even as curfew continued to be imposed in the village of Bhima-Koregaon and surrounding villages – the epicenter of the violence — 30 km from the city.There were reports of widespread stone-pelting in Ahmednagar district as well, with lockdowns being observed in several tehsils.Shutdowns were particularly tense in Marathwada where condemnations of the violence became violent.In Hingoli, two jeeps were burnt; a ‘Shivshahi’ AC bus of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) was damaged in Osmanabad district; and a State transport bus was pelted with stones in Parbhani district. A massive ‘rasta roko’ was staged along the Jalna-Sindkhed road. Mumbai, Pune and several other parts of Maharashtra, remained on edge a day after clashes marred the bicentenary celebrations of the historic 1818 battle of Bhima-Koregaon that concluded on Monday.Tremors of the violence, which left one person dead near Koregaon Bhima village, were felt across several districts in western Maharashtra as well as the Marathwada and Vidarbha regions, as activists of Dalit groups, social outfits and Ambedkarite parties staged road blocks and issued condemnations of the January 1 violence.Local train services disruptedProtesters disrupted suburbs and local train services on the Harbour Line, blocked roads in several areas of Mumbai, forced shops to shut down and attacked a journalist of a television news channel.The Central Railway suspended suburban services between Kurla and Vashi on its harbour corridor and is running special services between CSMT-Kurla and Vashi-Panvel section.Section 144 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) continued to be in force across Pune, Aurangabad and other districts in Marathwada in a bid to preclude stormy clouds of a possible caste conflagration.“We have deployed two companies of the State Reserve Police Force [SRPF] along with several Quick Response Teams [QRT] of the police positioned at sensitive points in Pune city under supervision of senior police personnel,” said Commissioner of Police Rashmi Shukla.Also Read Devendra Fadnavis orders judicial inquiry into Bhima-Koregaon clashes Cause of the violenceWhile several outfits and parties issued urgent proclamations of restraint, some alleged that the violence was a carefully planned conspiracy by rightwing Hindutva groups.Organisers of the ‘Bhima-Koregaon Shauryadin Prerana Abhiyan’, a committee which held the ‘Elgaar Parishad’ on Sunday in which Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mewani and Radhika Vemula participated, alleged that the clashes were incited by right-wing outfits.According to sources, on December 29, a fierce dispute broke out between upper caste Marathas and Dalits in the village of Vadhu Budruk (around 4 km from Koregaon -Bhima) over a rudimentary plaque erected near the tomb of Govind Ganapat Gaikwad, a Dalit from the Mahar community. He is believed to have performed the final rites of the slain Maratha King Sambhaji (Shivaji’s son).Gaikwad had defied Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb to perform the last rites of Sambhaji after the latter was tortured and murdered by Aurangzeb in 1689.According to history, the Mughals had warned that whoever performed the last rites of Sambhaji would be killed, and no one stepped forward except Gaikwad. He apparently paid with his life for his deed.Also Read | Photo Credit: Emmanual Yogini How a British war memorial became a symbol of Dalit pride
All exit polls after the completion of last phase of elections predict gains for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena with the saffron alliance predicted to win Maharashtra comfortably, leaving the Congress- Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) alliance far behind in the final tally. The State sends 48 MPs to the Lok Sabha, the second largest after Uttar Pradesh. As per the India Today-Axis My India exit poll, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA)-led by the BJP would win 38-42 seats in Maharashtra, while the Congress-United Progressive Alliance (UPA) will bag only 6-10 seats. The ABP-Nielsen exit poll predicted 34 seats to the saffron alliance, with Sena and the BJP winning 17 seats each. According to their poll, the Opposition front is likely to win 14 seats, with Congress and NCP winning four and nine seats respectively. The Raju Shetty-led Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana is likely to win one seat. The Republic-Jan Ki Baat exit poll has predicted 34-39 and 8-12 seats for the BJP-led and Congress-led alliance respectively. It says one seat would be won by others. The Republic-CVoter exit poll predicts 34 and 14 seats to the BJP and Congress alliances. The only respite for the Opposition Congress-NCP came from Maharashtra-based Sakal-Saam exit poll which predicts 29 seats for the saffron alliance with the Opposition alliance likely to win 19. As per the region-wise exit polls, Sakal-Saam predicted losses to the BJP in its stronghold Vidarbha with the party winning only four out of ten. In 2014, the saffron alliance had won all 10. The Times Now-VMR exit poll has given 38 seats to the BJP-led alliance and 10 to the Congress-NCP. The News24-Today’s Chanakya exit poll prediction was identical. In 2014, the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance won 41 of the 48 seats, while Raju Shetti of Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana, who was then with the BJP-led NDA, got one seat. The Congress and NCP won only two and four seats respectively. The NCP won another seat in 2018 when the by-poll for Bhandara-Gondiya took place.