Demand grows for public composting facilities

first_imgA growing number of people are requesting grass and hedge cutting compost centres, according to Letterkenny councillor Gerry McMonagle.The council is being called on to provide composting facilities in local recycling centres or a stand-alone service to take in garden waste.Cllr McMonagle said there is a demand for a service which would take in cuttings and turn it into mulch to sell back to gardeners. Speaking at this week’s Letterkenny-Milford MD meeting, he questioned why there are no facilities to recycle garden waste for the benefit of helping gardens grow.Currently, Donegal’s six public recycling centres accept garden waste at a cost of €2 per bag. The council also provides a subsidised rate of €13 on home composting units.Cllr Donal Coyle, who seconded the motion, said that dumping is a problem in this area; “When grass is dumped in a particular spot the next thing is you see other rubbish being added to it.“If there was composting at recycling centres it would cut out a lot of that.”  Demand grows for public composting facilities was last modified: November 14th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Raiders mailbag: Assessing Antonio Brown and more after first exhibition game

first_imgNAPA — With the Raiders scaling back Monday’s practice to a no-access walkthrough, it’s a good time to field some questions with one exhibition game in the books:Is AB a tumor growing on the side of the organizations neck? (@temkahn)Not a fan of that analogy, but it’s too early for that. Yes, Antonio Brown has missed a lot of time and is slowing Jon Gruden’s plan of building an offense around him. But they’ve played only one exhibition game, and Brown wasn’t going to play anyway. Reading …last_img read more

Spurs fan Motlanthe’s ‘gift of a lifetime’

first_img23 May 2011South Africa’s Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe is a huge Tottenham Hotspur fan. Last Wednesday, the club presented him with a copy of the Tottenham Hotspur Opus ahead of its participation in the 2011 Vodacom Challenge in July.The presentation took place at the historic Liliesleaf Farm, a hideout of African National Congress (ANC) activists in the 1960s, where many of the organisation’s leaders were arrested in 1963.Bafana Bafana defender Bongani Khumalo, who joined Spurs from SuperSport United in January, took part in the handover, as did Club Ambassador, former England international Gary Mabbutt.Tottenham executive director Donna Cullen presented the Opus to the Deputy President, who has been a fan of the club since it first visited South Africa way back in 1963.‘This is a gift of a lifetime’He told the Tottenham Hotspur website about his love for Spurs and thanked them for their gift. “This is a gift of a lifetime,” said Motlanthe. “I really feel honoured to receive this Spurs Opus on a special day for us in South Africa when we are having local government elections.“When that great Spurs team came to SA, under the captaincy of Danny Blanchflower and managed by Bill Nicholson, it just left a lasting impression on me,” Motlanthe said.“There were great players there like Jimmy Greaves, Cliff Jones and Dave Mackay, and they are legends, and since then I have always followed Spurs through the different managers and different generations, and I think the current generation come very close to emulating that ’60s generation.”The OpusThe Spurs Opus charts the club’s full history and includes exclusive interviews, photoshoots and features, plus a rich array of rare and previously unpublished archive photos.Only 1 000 copies of the Spurs Opus have been published. Each book measures over half-a-metre square and weighs over 30 kilograms.Spurs has a solid presence in South Africa. It operates a joint academy with SuperSport United and is involved in several charity and community-based initiatives.Since 2007 the club has announced three separate partnerships with SuperSport United, the PSL champions from 2008 to 2010, children’s orphan charity SOS Children’s Villages, and South African specialist bank and asset manager Investec.Tottenham Hotspur HouseThree years ago the club officially opened the doors to the Tottenham Hotspur House in the SOS Children’s Village in Rustenburg. The house, which is funded using money from player fines, is now home to a family of children all in full-time education.Members of the current First Team also sponsor orphans in the village as part of the club’s work with the charity. In July last year Michael Dawson met 12-year-old Aubrey, the orphan he sponsors at the village in Rustenburg, and experienced firsthand the impact of the club’s relationship with SOS Children’s Villages.Spurs’ joint academy with SuperSport United has produced a successful coach and player exchange programme with academy players visiting the UK for training and tournaments.Khumalo to SpursAfter impressing in the Fifa World Cup in South Africa last year, Bongani Khumalo, Supersport United’s captain, joined Tottenham in January.Previously, in July 2010, Investec became Spurs’ first ever cup shirt sponsor. The South African company’s name and logo features on the club’s playing shirts in all cup competition matches including European club competitions, FA Cup and League Cup.South Africa has also become an important destination for the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation. For the last two years, the Foundation and teachers from Haringey Council’s Children and Young People’s Service have embarked on an educational exchange trip to South Africa working in partnership with both SuperSport United and SOS Children.Tottenham in 2011Heading into the final weekend of the English Premier League, Spurs are in fifth place. Should they beat relegation-threatened Birmingham at White Hart Lane on Sunday, they will secure a place in the Europa League next season.Playing in the Champions League this season, Tottenham topped Group A, ahead of defending champions Inter Milan after qualifying for the group stage by beating Swiss side Youngs Boys in a playoff.In the round of 16, Spurs ousted newly crowned Italian champions AC Milan 1-0 on aggregate after scoring a shock 1-0 victory in Milan.They exited the competition in the quarterfinals at the hands of Real Madrid.Tottenham Hotspur and SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Everything You Need to Know When Filming Food Videos

first_imgFrom setting up your camera to picking the right music, this roundup shows you everything you need to know to produce your cooking videos.Top image via Cinecom.net.Top-down cooking videos are one of the most popular genres of content for YouTube and Vimeo. Whether you’re making the content for YouTube, Instagram, or your own personal website, you can put together and shoot each kind of video in different ways. There’s no formula. This roundup will show you a few different techniques to put it all together with the right equipment. Here are few ways you can approach a cooking video.Creating a Cooking Video From the Ground UpAll you need for this type of shot is a C-stand for your camera. Now, this isn’t the only way you can pull off this shot. If you’re using a bigger bodied camera, you can use two C-stands and have them meet in the center for your camera. Or, you could build one of these…Building a Cheap Overhead RigSo as you can see, all you need are a couple pieces of wood, some screws, and a drill. The dimensions for this specific type of rig will vary based on your studio or garage setup. Unlike the C-stand (which is meant for moving around from shoot to shoot), this rig is stationary. This way you can come back and have your setup always ready to go.Also, the sides of this build can also hold poster board or any type of backdrop, making it easy for food or product photography. This is perfect for after you’ve made your meal on camera. You can get some nice slo-mo steaming shots of the final product without transporting the food or prepping a new lighting setup.How to Make Stop-Motion Food VideosSo this style is a little old-school and non-traditional for the cooking genre. But, this type of video is entertaining and a good way to attract views to your channel. The setup is simple. Just make sure you have an evenly lit, solid-colored backdrop and a camera that you can operate remotely. Remote operation will save you from accidentally changing the camera’s position, and you can freely begin to animate your food.As you can see in the video, this style of fun, light-hearted content pairs well with Rocketstock’s new video pack, “Yum.”The pack features over 120 food animations, logo reveals, lower thirds, and icons for anybody just starting their own company or YouTube channel. The assets are simple to use and don’t require a hefty knowledge of After Effects. You can download the new pack here.So what else do you need for your next cooking series?Music. Music can be one of the most crucial parts to making a good video for YouTube. We’ve curated a playlist for cooking videos to match the calm, breezy feeling that these videos bring to the table. Check out the playlist here.What other type of playlists and instructional videos would you like to see in the future? Share the wealth in the comments.last_img read more