Eclipse Cinemas: UnfriendedA group of online chat room friends find themselves haunted by a mysterious, supernatural force using the account of their dead friend. Released 1st May: Certificate Strictly 16: Run Time 82minsTwo by TwoIt’s the end of the world. A flood is coming. Luckily for Dave and his son Finny, a couple of clumsy Nestrians, an Ark has been built to save all animals. But as it turns out, Nestrians aren’t allowed.Sneaking on board with the involuntary help of Hazel and her daughter Leah, two Grymps, they think they’re safe. Until the curious kids fall off the Ark.Released 1st May: Certificate G: Run Time 85minsEclipse Classics – Tickets Now On SaleMonday 4th May: – Gone With the Wind (1939) @ 7pmA manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War. 18th May: – The Quiet Man (1952)OSCAR WINNING CLASSIC ‘GONE WITH THE WIND’ AT ECLIPSE CINEMAS was last modified: April 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Eclipse CinemasEntertainmentFeaturesGone With the WindNoticesSport
Mario Pasalic has impressed on loan at AC Milan 1 Chelsea starlet Mario Pasalic is attracting interest from Real Betis and several other clubs, according to his agent.The 22-year-old, who moved to Stamford Bridge from Hadjuk Split for £3m in 2014, has spent the last three seasons out on loan.The midfielder has been farmed out to Elche, Monaco and AC Milan and he is set to be sent out once again next season.Several sides have been alerted to this and Pasalic’s agent, Marko Naletilic, has revealed Betis and a number of others are vying for his client’s signature.“I can only say that there are a lot of clubs interested in Pasalic of which Betis is one,” Naletilic told Estadio Deportivo.“Betis are an important club in Spain and Europe, for whom I have great respect.”
QPR have made four changes to their side for the final Championship game of the season against Bristol City.Nasser El Khayati and Conor Washington both start, with Michael Petrasso and Sebastian Polter dropping to the bench.Tjarron Chery returns, at the expense of Matt Phillips, while Ben Gladwin – who played one game on loan at City earlier this year – replaces Junior Hoilett.Massimo Luongo is ruled out with a groin injury.Bristol City bring on-loan Aston Villa man Nathan Baker back into defence, replacing Derrick Williams, and there’s also a change up front with 36-year-old Aaron Wilbraham coming in for Kieran Agard.Aden Flint (knee) and Adam Matthews (hamstring) have not been risked.QPR: Ingram; Onuoha, Hall, Hill, Kpekawa; El Khayati, Henry, Faurlin, Gladwin; Chery; Washington.Subs: Lumley, Perch, Petrasso, Hoilett, Prohouly, Grego-Cox, Polter.Bristol City: O’Donnell; Ayling, Pearce, Baker, Golbourne; Pack; Reid, Bryan; Tomlin; Wilbraham, Kodjia.Subs: O’Leary, Vyner, Little, Dowling, Freeman, Wagstaff, Agard.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Watching planes take off and land at Port Elizabeth International Airport inspired a passion for flying in Oyama Matomela. Today she is one of South Africa’s youngest pilots. She was also the first woman to qualify as a pilot through an Eastern Cape bursary scheme.Matomela hopes to earn a command on the jet fleet and become a training captain. She says her family, especially her mother, are proud of her accomplishments in such a male-dominated field. She gives special thanks to her mother, who she says “has been with her every step of the way throughout her training, in good and bad days”.Catch Oyama Matomela and other inspiring South Africans playing their part to build a strong South Africa in the Play Your Part TV series on Sundays at 9pm on SABC2.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Erdal OzkanIt is very likely that you will not be using your sprayer again until next spring. If you want to avoid potential problems and save yourself from frustration and major headaches next spring, you will be wise to give your sprayer a little bit of TLC (Tender Loving Care) this time of the year. Yes, there may be still crop to be harvested, and you may still be a busy time of the year for some of you. However, do not forget about winterizing your sprayer. Do not delay it too long, if you already have not done so. You don’t want a pump that is cracked and/or not working at its full capacity because you did not properly winterize it before the temperature falls below freezing. Here are some important things you need to do with your sprayer this time of the year.RinsingIt is very likely that you did the right thing when you used the sprayer the last time: you rinsed the whole system (tank, hoses, filters, nozzles) thoroughly. If you did not, make sure this is done before storing the sprayer. A sprayer that is not rinsed thoroughly after each use, and especially after the spraying season is over, may lead to cross-contamination of products applied for different crops next spring. Pay even more attention to avoid cross-contamination problems that may result in serious crop injury if you are using some of the new 2,4-D and dicamba herbicides. Another problem that may result from lack of, or insufficient rinsing of the complete sprayer parts is clogged nozzles. Once the nozzles are clogged, and they remain in that condition a long time, it is extremely difficult to bring them back to their normal operating conditions you expect from a comparable clean nozzle. Leaving chemical residues in nozzles will usually lead to changes in their flow rates, as well as in their spray patterns resulting in uneven distribution of chemicals on the target.Depending on the tank, proper rinsing of the interior of the tank could be easy or challenging. It will be very easy if the tank is relatively new and is equipped with special rinsing nozzles and mechanism inside the tank. If this is not the case, manual rinsing of the tank interior is more difficult, and poses some safety problems such as inhaling fumes of leftover chemicals during the rinsing process. To avoid these problems, either replace the tank with one that has the interior rinse nozzles, or install an interior tank rinse system in your existing tank.For effective rinsing of all the sprayer components, circulate clean water through the whole sprayer parts several minutes first with the nozzles off, then flush out the rinsate through the nozzles. Rinsing should be done preferably in the field, or on a concrete chemical mixing/loading pad with a sump to recover rinse water. Regardless, dispose of the rinsate according to what is recommended on the labels of the pesticides you have used. Always check the label for specific instructions. However, most labels recommend following procedure: If rinsing is done on a concrete rinse pad with a sump, put the rinsate collected in the sump back in the tank, dilute it with water and spray it in the field where there is no potential for the rinsate to reach ditches and other water bodies nearby. If the rinsing is done in the field, make sure you are not flushing out the rinsate in the system in one area. It is best to further dilute the rinse water in the tank and, spray it on the field on areas where there is no potential for the rinsate to reach ditches and other water bodies nearby.CleaningRinsing the system with water as explained above may not be sufficient to get rid of chemicals from the sprayer. This may lead to cross-contamination problems. Residues of some pesticides left in the sprayer may cause serious problems when a spray mixture containing these residual materials is applied on a crop that is highly sensitive to that pesticide. To avoid such problems, it is best to clean and rinse the entire spraying system with some sort of a cleaning solution. Usually a mixture of 1 to 100 of household ammonia to water should be adequate for cleaning the tank, but you may first need to clean the tank with a mixture containing detergent if tank was not cleaned weeks ago, right after the last spraying job was done. Some chemicals require specific rinsing solution. There is an excellent Extension Publication from University of Missouri which lists many commonly used pesticides and the specific rinsing solutions required for them. It is available online. Check it out (http://extension.missouri.edu/p/G4852). However, you should always check the product label to find out the most recent recommendations on cleaning agents.Cleaning the outside of the sprayer components deserves equal attention. Remove compacted deposits with a bristle brush. Then flush the exterior parts of the equipment with water. A high pressure washer can be used, if available. Wash the exterior of the equipment either in the field away from ditches and water sources nearby, or a specially constructed concrete rinse pad with a sump. Again, the rinsate should be disposed of according to the label recommendations. As I mentioned earlier, most labels recommends the same practice: put the rinsate collected in the sump back in the tank, dilute it with water and spray it in the field where there is no potential for the rinsate to reach ditches and other water bodies nearby.WinterizingCheck one more time to make sure there is no liquid left inside any of the sprayer parts to prevent freezing. Especially the pump, the heart of a sprayer, requires special care. You don’t want a pump that is cracked and/or not working at its full capacity because you did not properly winterize it before the temperature falls below freezing. After draining the water, add a small amount of oil, and rotate the pump four or five revolutions by hand to completely coat interior surfaces. Make sure that this oil is not going to damage rubber rollers in a roller pump or rubber parts in a diaphragm pump. Check the operator’s manual. If oil is not recommended, pouring one tablespoon of radiator rust inhibitor in the inlet and outlet part of the pump also keeps the pump from corroding. Another alternative is to put automotive antifreeze with rust inhibitor in the pump and other sprayer parts. This also protects against corrosion and prevents freezing in case all the water is not drained. To prevent corrosion, remove nozzle tips and strainers, dry them, and store them in a dry place. Putting them in a can of light oil such as diesel fuel or kerosene is another option.StorageFind ways to protect your sprayer against the harmful effects of snow, rain, sun, and strong winds. Moisture in the air, whether from snow, rain, or soil, rusts metal parts of unprotected equipment of any kind. This is especially true for a sprayer, because there are all kinds of hoses, rubber gaskets and plastic pieces all around a sprayer. Yes, the sun usually helps reduce moisture in the air, but it also causes damage. Ultraviolet light softens and weakens rubber materials such as hoses and tires and degrades some tank materials. The best protection from the environment is to store sprayers in a dry building. Storing sprayers in a building also gives you a chance to work on them any time during the off-season regardless of weather. If storing in a building is not possible, try covering the sprayer with some material that will protect it from sun, rain and snow. When storing trailer-type sprayers, put blocks under the frame or axle and reduce tire pressure during storage.Finally, check the condition of all sprayer parts one more time before leaving the sprayer behind. Identify the parts that may need to be worked on, or replaced. Check the tank, and hoses to make sure there are no signs of cracks starting to take place. Check the painted parts of the sprayer for scratched spots. Touch up these areas with paint to eliminate corrosion. By the way, don’t forget to cover openings so that birds don’t make a nest somewhere in your sprayer, and insects, dirt, and other foreign material cannot get into the system.Erdal Ozkan, Professor and Extension Agricultural engineer, can be reached at 614-292-3006, or firstname.lastname@example.org. This column is provided by the OSU Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, OSU Extension, Ohio Agricultural Research & Development Center, and the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
The sugarcane farmers of Uttar Pradesh are yet to receive ₹6,499.22 crore arrears from sugar mills in the current crushing season. Private and corporate-owned mills top the list of companies that are yet to pay farmers the full price.According to the Uttar Pradesh Sugar Mills Association (UPSMA), farmers sold cane worth ₹22,880 crore to sugar mills and received ₹16,380.78 crore till March 16. Overall, mill owners have managed to pay about 71.59% of the total money they owe to farmers. More than 55 lakh farmers spread across 40 districts of western Uttar Pradesh grow sugarcane, the region’s cash crop.Deepak Guptara, UPSMA’s secretary, told The Hindu that about 8001 lakh quintals of cane was crushed in 2017-18, from which 850.49 lakh quintals of sugar was produced in this season. He said that due to the record production of sugar, prices had fallen, which had affected the capacity of the sugar mills to pay.“The total investment in the production of one quintal of sugar is at least ₹3,450. Right now, the rate of sugar has gone down to ₹3,220 [per quintal], which means that we are bearing a loss of at least ₹230 per quintal, which is a matter of immense concern for us,” Mr. Guptara said.Sudhir Panwar, a former member of the Uttar Pradesh Planning Commission, who hails from the Shamli district, told The Hindu, “What is happening on the ground is just the opposite of the ruling party’s promise that farmers will get their cane [sale] dues in a maximum of two weeks from the start of the crushing season. The government is three months late and farmers have not yet received payment for the cane they sold in December and January.” Professor Panwar added that the Yogi Adityanath government had promised to constitute the Chaudhary Charan Singh Cane Stabilising Fund to ensure that there remains a corpus of money for farmers to get their cane dues even if there is a crisis in the sugarcane industry.“Right now, farmers are not getting their dues on time and the government has stopped talking about the Chaudhary Charan Singh Cane Stabilising Fund. The farmers of the State are in extreme distress. If their grievance is not taken care of soon, then their plight may turn into a big tragedy and might result in more tragedies,” he said.
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The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is set to restrict the number of tourists visiting the Taj Mahal to 40,000 a day, with a cap of three hours on each ticket holder. The step has been taken to preserve the heritage site, which is among the most popular destinations in the country.“Several measures have been proposed by the ASI to ensure a smooth experience at the Taj Mahal and avert any tragedy, including limiting the number of visitors at 40,000 and limiting the validity of entry to three hours. We have no option but to go by these measures,” Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said on Jan.2, the Indian Express reported.The sale of tickets — online as well as offline — will be stopped at the 40,000-mark, once the restriction comes into place. During peak tourist seasons, the number of tourists inside the complex reaches 60,000 to 70,000 per day.The rush has also led to untoward incidents in the past. A minor stampede at one of the entry gates to the monument left five people injured on Dec. 28, 2017. The crowd tried to push its way in during closing hours, causing a stampede. Following the incident, officials of the ASI, which manages the Taj Mahal, visited Agra on Jan.2 for inspection, and moved its proposal to the Culture Ministry.The decision was taken at a high-level meeting held by Culture Secretary Ravindra Singh with ASI officials, representatives of the Agra district administration and officers of the Central Industrial Security Force.Currently, there are no restrictions on the number of tourists entering the 17th century monument complex at any point of time. In November 2017, the Central Industrial Security Force, which manages entry and security at the monument, appealed to the ASI for ensuring remedial measures for crowd management.The ASI may also introduce a system to issue “zero-value” tickets to children below the age of 15 years. This will enable them to keep a count of the number of such visitors and their entry will remain free.Another measure that has been proposed is issuing separate entry tickets to visit the crypt area. The ASI banned entry into the crypt, which has replicas of the graves of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal, on a trial basis in the evening on Dec. 31, but had to reverse the order following complaints from visitors.In 2012, ASI commissioned the National Environmental Engineering and Research Institute (NEERI) to prepare a report on the monument’s load-bearing capacity. A culture ministry official said that the decision to limit the number of visitors has been based on the final recommendation in the report submitted by NEERI, according to PTI. Related ItemsAgrataj mahalTourism
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Zimbabwe’s interim coach Makhaya Ntini was miffed with international teams sending second-strings units to the African nation. The former South African fast bowler, who was appointed the coach just before the start of the three-match one-day international series against India, sent out warning signals to the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led visitors and said Zimbabwe would put ‘second-string units under the carpet’. “We want to compete with the big boys. We are creating a new venture here. We want to make sure that this country gets to play more games,” he said. Maybe, he wanted to instill confidence in his boys. But what followed in the three matches was humiliating for Zimbabwe and Ntini. It was no surprise to see Zimbabwe losing to India but a spineless effort from the hosts raised a few eyebrows. Look at the numbers. Over the course of the three ODIs, Zimbabwe managed 417 runs and lost 29 wickets in the process. On the other hand, India lost just three wickets, scoring 428 runs and went past the line with ease to complete a whitewash. (KL Rahul’s dream debut highlights India’s whitewash over Zimbabwe )Despite Zimbabwe losing their key players in Sean Williams and Craig Ervine to injuries, their meek surrender irked the passionate fans, who had seen cricket in their country go from bad to worse. Over the last week, they saw the game in their country hit rock bottom. Unlike the lively crowd that sets the mood with its dance moves and music, the lot that gathered at the Harare Sports Club during the second ODI on Monday tore into the team. Let down by the team’s abysmal performances, the fans were holding banners with messages ripping their team apart. “Zim cricket players should be arrested and face treason,” one of them read. “We are disappointed,” read another. Another message on one of the many white posters even apologised to Dhoni. “MS we are sorry.” ZIMBABWE’S DECLINE SHARP From being one of the fiercest competitors in the era of Heath Streak, Andy Flower and his brother Grant, Zimbabwe have become pushovers. The politicisation of cricket in their country played a huge part in their decline. The financial stress on the board has always been a hindrance to their progress. Last year, Zimbabwe lost one of their best players in Brendan Taylor after he switched to County cricket in England. Taylor revealed concerns about his financial future led to his retirement from the Zimbabwean setup. (Rahul, Fazal fifties script India’s 3-0 whitewash over Zimbabwe )advertisementHowever, the International Cricket Council has done its best by providing the crisis-ridden country with frequent financial aids. Nevertheless, Zimbabwe cricket continued to steep low as reports of mismanagement of USD 9 million cropped up in 2014. A protest by the players over their salaries shed light on the the ill-conceived usage of ICC funds. SLIDE CONTINUES DESPITE SUPPORT Not just financial support, ICC had made sure top teams toured the African nation on a regular basis. Take the case of India, the team governed by the richest cricket board, have toured Zimbabwe twice in the last 12 months. In fact, India haven’t toured the likes of England, New Zealand and even their neighbours Sri Lanka with such frequency. The problem lies with their approach. Dav Whatmore, the 1996 World Cup winning coach with Sri Lanka, was sacked days ahead of the ongoing tour. Doing away with a revered coach, who seemed to be the binding force in a team that lacked big names, made little sense. Ntini was given no time to get used to the Zimbabwean system. Batting coach Lance Klusener, who is an accomplished batsman himself, has struggled to get it right in the limited time he has spent with the team. (KL Rahul promises to fire on all cylinders in T20s vs Zimbabwe ) This is not a one-time phenomenon with Zimbabwe cricket. Former coach Steve Mangongo has been thrown in and out in a game of musical chairs. After being appointed as coach in July 2014, he was sacked and was again appointed as the U-19 coach in 2015. Mangongo now is the frontrunner to take over as the head coach again. Uff! Similarly, Hamilton Masakadza was sacked as captain following Zimbabwe’s first-round exit at World T20 2016. After being appointed as captain in October 2015, Masakadza scored consistently for the team only to see the selectors lose faith in him after a short stutter. Zimbabwe cricket needs consistency at the top. Be it their administrators, coaching staff or their captains, the board needs to give time for them to prove their mettle. Teams like Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who have grown from strength to strength in the recent past, have given a long rope to the men at the top. Zimbabwe need to stop whining and start concentrating on the game more. A section of Zimbabwe cricket fans have already started asking questions. Would you be sad if Zimbabwe Cricket died?,?? is a hot topic that is being discussed in a well-followed online forum.advertisement