first_imgBusinesses throughout Donegal have been urged to provide sanitary disposal facilities in their male public restrooms for the disposal of incontinence products by men suffering from this condition. The calls were made by leading experts in hygiene, Initial, following the Irish Longitudinal Study on ageing that found that 1 in 7 older adults in Ireland experiences urinary incontinence and that 25% of those affected experience limitations in their normal activities because of this.According to Initial, incontinence is an issue affecting many older people in Ireland, both men and women. Dr Susmita Sarma, President of the Continence Foundation of Ireland said: “There is a lot that businesses can do to help facilitate those suffering from incontinence.“It is a condition which is often overlooked and which affects many Irish people,” she added.“The provision of sanitary disposal facilities in men’s public bathrooms would be an important step for businesses to take in order to make their lavatories more accommodating.” While many businesses provide sanitary disposal bins in their female bathrooms, men are often overlooked in this regard. As a result, men suffering from incontinence cannot dispose of their incontinence products in a hygienic way.Richard Faulkner, Technical Field Consultant with Initial said: “All public washrooms should have hygienic disposal facilities available.“Without sanitary bins in place, people either cannot dispose of their incontinence products or resort to using regular waste bins or toilets for disposing of them.“This is both unhygienic and unsafe.”   Calls made for the installation of male sanitary bins across Donegal was last modified: March 20th, 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)last_img read more

first_imgThere was a special moment three days prior to the final when top seed Michaella Krajicek donated $2 000 to the Friends of Rescued Animals (Fora) shelter in the Johannesburg suburb of Roodepoort. ‘Tactically she’s very clever’“I didn’t play that badly, but my opponent didn’t allow me to play my game. Tactically she’s very clever, and her strategy worked.” Commenting on Johannesburg, bubbly African-American Megan Moulton-Levy gushed: “It’s just like any city.” With both the Soweto Open men’s and women’s tournaments proving to be great successes, the City of Johannesburg has indicated it will continue to support them over the next couple of years. 4 May 2009 Source: South African Tennis Association Highlights off courtFor the players, particular highlights off court were their trips to game parks around the City of Johannesburg. Fourth seed Anastasia Sevastova of Latvia won the inaugural R1-million ITF Soweto Women’s Open on Sunday, beating eighth seed Eva Hrdinova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-2 in a one-sided final that lasted only 50 minutes. Sevastova said she would love to come back to South Africa in 2010. “I am the first-ever winner of this tournament and it is a great feeling. The tournament was very professional, the accommodation, the conditions, and everything else was great, and if my schedule allows it, I will be back.” South African Tennis Association chief executive Ian Smith said tennis was entering an exciting new era in the country, and the national tennis body was intent on building on the achievements of 2009, which include the development of the game at junior level. DoublesShe missed out on doing the double when she and her best friend Kucova were beaten in the final of the doubles. They narrowly lost to another unseeded pair, Naomi Cavaday of Great Britain and Lesya Tsurenko of the Ukraine, 6-2, 2-6, 11-9. Afterwards, the elated winner said: “I have beaten [former world number four] Jelena Dokic before, but this win – and my first title at this level of tournament – is my most special moment.” “Anastasia played really well, more flat, really low over the net, so when I tried to come to the net there was nothing to work with,” a disappointed Hrdinova said. In Saturday’s first semi-final, Sevastova beat sixth seed Kristina Kucova of the Slovak Republic 6-4 6-3. The Latvian’s speed, court-craft and low-error game was too much for Hrdinova, who had a superb 6-4 6-2 win over top seed Katie O’Brien of Great Britain in the semi-finals on Saturday. Sevastova broke her Czech opponent’s serve twice in the first set and twice in the second for a convincing victory.last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt Hutcheson, CCA, Product Manager, Seed Consultants, Inc.As harvest is completed across the Eastern Corn Belt, seed companies, universities, and growers will have the chance to compile and analyze data from yield testing. One of the most important decisions a farmer will face all year is deciding what variety to plant and in which field to plant it. To ensure that the best possible decision is made next spring, it is critical to spend some time looking at yield data. While reviewing data is critical, knowing how to determine whether it is accurate and useful is equally important. Below are some tips for using data to make sound planting decisions next spring. Look for replicated dataDon’t rely on yield results from one strip plot on a farm or from a single plot location. Look for data from randomized tests that are repeated multiple times and across multiple locations. Replications in testing increase the reliability of the data.For strip plot data, was a “tester” used?Strip plots planted on farms can cover large areas of a field. In many fields in the Eastern Corn Belt there are several soil types. If a plot crosses several soil types how can you be sure it is accurate? By planting a “tester” variety between each entry in the plot, you can calculate adjusted yields based on the variability of the tester yield across the plot. This ensures more accurate data. Look for consistencyAccording to Bob Nielsen, Purdue Extension Agronomist, “Documented consistency in yield performance is still the key to success in selecting hybrids that will perform well in your farming operation.” When choosing a variety based on plot data, it is important to look for consistent performance—across several plot locations and between multiple years. Choose varieties that consistently performed well in 2012 and 2013, in multiple locations, and different growing conditions. Statistical significanceOn published plot data look for footnotes that indicate the least statistically significant yield difference, or LSD. In many plots, the performance of the top five or 10 varieties may not be statistically different. Although there are small differences in yield, statistical analysis of the data indicates that all varieties within the LSD have an equal chance of winning the plot.While plot data can be very useful in making decisions, some plot data is significantly more accurate and reliable. The key to getting the most out of yield data is having the ability to sort through the large amounts of information to identify the data that most accurately and reliably represents crop performance.last_img read more