Baby, oh baby!

first_imgUnderneath the clipper, the tiny light shines up under the baby’s nail illuminating the nail bed so a parent can cut the nails while the baby is sleeping. A guard around the clipper protects the baby’s finger tips from the clipper blades. “I was always struggling with him to cut his nails,” Gadbois said. “He hated it so I would always do it after he’d fallen asleep.” Gadbois worked in real estate and as a school bus driver before joining the class of “mom-preneurs” – other stay-at-home mothers who have created their own businesses or inventions, she said. The process included learning about merchant accounts, patents, product packaging, prototypes, warehousing, business licensing, incorporating and more. To save money, Gadbois designed her own packaging and went to China to hire a manufacturer. “Just to create the steel mold to make the plastic handle was going to cost between $29,000 and $40,000 in the U.S.,” she said. For the packaging, Gadbois visited baby stores to study designs and to see what product and safety information was typically included on packages. She even studied marketing to learn how to attract a customer’s attention quickly. Along the way, Gadbois encountered what she called “real creeps” or “lemons” – people who tried to steal her idea. “It’s not in my nature to be secretive, but as soon as I decided to pursue this, I didn’t want to tell people for fear they’d rip me off,” she said. pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Her journey from idea to reality, however, was longer and more arduous than she ever imagined. “You have no idea of all that’s involved to get even a little plastic tool like this to market,” said Gadbois, 41, who launched her “Baby Light & Clip” six weeks ago. “I’ve never done anything like it. But I kept walking my way through it and got closer and closer. “Once you’re in so deep, you must keep going,” she added. Gadbois said the whole process has taken more than six years and “thousands of dollars.” Her son Tor is now 7. The Baby Light & Clip consists of a child’s nailclipper embedded inside a 3-inch plastic handle that holds a AA battery and a tray that collects the clippings. WHITTIER – After nearly chopping the tips off her baby son’s fingers with nailclippers one night, exasperated Whittier mom Laurie Gadbois said “Someone should invent a clipper with a light on it,” she recalled. But rather than let her frustration rest, the Whittier resident began searching the Internet for a lighted clipper. When she came up empty, Gadbois decided to invent one – just in time for Mother’s Day. Gadbois has launched her product in various local baby stores – including “Rattle N’ Roll” in Uptown Whittier – and nationally at some chain and online stores. Carolyn Guess, owner of USA Baby in San Dimas, said she has already sold out of her first shipment of Baby Lights and has ordered a second batch. She sells the clips for $9.99. last_img read more

Alaska Highway closed south of Taylor bridge

first_imgUPDATE:  Drive BC says the Alaska Highway is closed in both directions 8.5 km south of Taylor to 11 km north of Taylor (19.5 km) because of Forest Fire.Highway closed at Swanson Lumber 259 Rd north of Taylor and at 230 Gagne Rd south of Taylor. A detour route is available via Cecil Lake Rd 103 Rd, Clayhurst 111 Rd, Ferry Rd 110 to Rolla 203 Rd.The next update is expected to be issued at 2:30 p.m.- Advertisement -FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Alaska Highway from the Taylor Bridge to 230 road is closed due to the ongoing wildfires around the Peace.The RCMP says the closure will stay in place for an indefinite amount of time due to high winds fueling the fires.last_img read more

Zanzibar confident of shocking Kenya to CECAFA title

first_imgComing into the tournament as underdogs, Suleiman Hemed’s charges have proved to everyone that they can be a force to reckon with and have glided past the region’s big sides to make it to their second final in history.“History can repeat itself. We are determined to go all the way and do this for the hundreds of thousands of people back home. We have gone through so many difficulties even to get here and this is the ultimate prize we can give ourselves,” Suleiman Kassim Selembe, the team captain said.Kenya’s Ovellah Ochieng attempts to go past Zanzibar’s Hajji Mininya during a CECAFA Senior Challenge Group match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Kakamega. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluTo make it to the final, Zanzibar beat highly fancied Uganda who had brought in their ‘A’ squad 2-1 in the semis. In the group stages, they beat the region’s finest in CHAN-bound Rwanda and ‘big brothers’ Tanzania, both convincingly.They now fold their sleeves to strangle down Kenya, a side with whom they drew 0-0 in the group stage meeting. Head coach Hemed is confident that his side can beat Kenya especially pointing out that in their 0-0 draw, he rested most of his key men.“We know Kenya and how they play and as much as I think it will be a tough match, I know my boys can match them. Playing against the hosts is not easy but we are prepared to fight to the last drop of sweat and get a good result,” Hemed noted.Midfielder Abdul Aziz Makame who has been one of the brightest stars for the Zanzibar Heroes has promised they will drown Kenya right infront of their fans and has warned the hosts not to expect anything easy.“We will beat Kenya, I assure you. We have analyzed them and we know how to tackle them. They are a beatable side. We are confident in ourselves and we will show what we can do in the final,” Makame said.Zanzibar Heroes midfielder Abdul Aziz Makame drives forward under close watch from Kenya’s Whyvonne Isuza during a CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaPrior to the group stage meeting last week, the last time Kenya met Zanzibar was in the 2015 Senior Challenge Cup in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where the islanders came off 3-1 winners.In 1995 when they won the trophy, Kenya beat them 2-0 in the group stages.Ahead of the final, Zanzibar will welcome back influential left back Haji Mininya who missed the semi-finals due to suspension while the injured Kassim Suleiman Khamis who has scored two goals off the bench in the tournament should be back from injury.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Zanzibar head coach Suleiman hemed Morocco applauds before a previous CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya Dec 17- A little bit of history glides in their favor; the last time Zanzibar won the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in 1995, they beat the hosts (Uganda) and were in the same group with Kenya.Fast forward to 22 years later, the islanders hope they repeat the same bit of history when they tackle the Harambee Stars in the final of the Senior Challenge Cup at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.last_img read more

How will the Liverpool look without their top scorer in all competitions?

first_img 5 Liverpool have been dealt another huge blow to their hopes of success this season with the news Danny Ings will miss the rest of the season through injury.The striker made his England debut on Monday and is the Reds’ top scorer in all competitions but now see his first campaign at Anfield cruelly cut short.His absence leaves Jurgen Klopp a little light up top now, but just how will Liverpool look without the hard-working forward?talkSPORT takes a look.1. No Benteke?It’s unlikely Jurgen Klopp will start with two strikers in the team so he could choose to play Daniel Sturridge centrally to chase and harry defenders, ahead of Benteke. This would allow Divock Origi or Adam Lallana to come into the side to play on the flank along with Roberto Firmino on the opposite side. Philippe Coutinho, who usually links well with Sturridge would play in a No.10 role. 5 5 5 3. Coutinho and Sturridge on the flanksHe might not be the normal type of striker Klopp goes for but Christian Benteke could well be his first-choice in a central role. Instead of playing behind the Belgian, Sturridge could find himself out on the right, a position has played before, with Coutinho opposite him on the left and Firmino coming in as a No.10. 2. Sturridge behind BentekeKlopp, if he does choose to start Sturridge and Benteke together, would probably put the English forward in a deeper role. This could see Firmino and Coutinho playing deeper in attacking midfield positions, which would allow Nathaniel Clyne and Alberto Moreno to push forward and provide width. 4. Sturridge on the leftGiven Sturridge’s success against Aston Villa came as he came from the left, Klopp could use the forward in this role going forward. This would allow Benteke to continue as the centre forward, while Firmino could line up on the right with Coutinho as No.10. Liverpool striker Christian Benteke 5 How do you think Liverpool’s forward line will look without Danny Ings, let us know below…last_img read more

GAA NEWS – NAOMH BRID CLUB NOTES

first_imgSeniors had a good win in the Div 3 League away to Naomh Columba. The Reserves can count themselves unlucky after battling hard to lose at the end. Well done to all the Squad on the improvement in the last couple of weeks especially the older players who have come in to cover lads missing and surely have staked a claim for the positions.The Result of 29/4/2013 Lotto Draw are as follows :Numbers : 3,4,6,13,24.NO JACKPOT WINNER ! 25 Euro Winners where : Clint Walsh, Aisling Mc Daid, Michael Doherty, Sinead Langan.New Jackpot now stands at a massive €13,800.00. Next Draw On Tuesday 7th May in 7 Arches Laghy. Tickets available from usual outlets.  Under 14s bowed out of the Championship on Monday night to a very strong Killybegs outfit. Well done to all the lads and management team. Under 16 Training is underway and all players are asked to attend training. Congratulations to our neighbours who ran a very successful Vintage Day last sunday with visitors from all over the country descending on Trummon. This event was excellently organised a a big well done to all involved.  Both our Adult teams travel to Carndonagh on Monday evening. Umpires and Linesmen are required and club members that havent manage to travel this year so far are asked to make the effort this weekend. Please note that the Main Pitch no 1 is closed to all activities untill the inclement weather improves. Contact Padraig Molloy. GAA NEWS – NAOMH BRID CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 30th, 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:NAOMH BRID CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

How can I watch all midweek Championship games this season?

first_imgIt’s been called the most competitive league in world football.The Championship is set to be as dramatic at the top and bottom as ever this season, with fixtures coming thick and fast. ADVICE RANKED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Getty Getty REVEALED REVEALED From there you can press the red button and choose to watch any of that evening’s action from across the Championship.The iFollow service allows you to watch games through your browser and is also available for some League One and Two games too.Head to your club’s website whenever there is a midweek fixture, where you will be given the option to watch the game for a one-off payment of £10.Which clubs are not available through iFollow?There are some teams who have opted out of the scheme.This doesn’t mean that they can’t broadcast a stream through their own web players and it’s worth checking ahead of kick.Game which are eligible must be outside the blocked hours of 14.45pm-17.15pm on Saturday afternoons and not broadcast live on Sky Sports.The teams not to sign up to iFollow are Accrington Stanley, Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Bristol City, Charlton Athletic, Derby County, Hull City, Forest Green Rovers, Middlesbrough, Queens Park Rangers, Stoke City, Swansea City and Sunderland. How can I watch all midweek Championship games this season?One of the big lures of the division is the amount of games, with a gruelling 46 to fit in over the course of the season.With international breaks taking chunks out of the calendar, there are plenty of midweek games to look forward to.And now you can watch ALL of these games on either Sky Sports or through the iFollow streaming service.If you are a Sky subscriber, head to the live game being shown on Sky Sports Football on any given Tuesday or Wednesday. MONEY There will be plenty of options to watch your team this season center_img BEST OF 2 FOOTBALL LATEST 2 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Wolves won the Championship title last season Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies wonlast_img read more

WATSON HIRE ‘AWASH’ WITH 50% BARGAINS THIS WEEKEND

first_imgAdvertising featureIf you have been putting off cleaning the gutters, power-hosing the street, cutting that overgrown hedge or putting up a fence, then this weekend is your chance.Because not only can you do it with ease, you can also do it for 50% less than it would normally cost. For one weekend only Watson Hire in Letterkenny and Donegal Town, in conjunction with Donegaldaily.com, is giving all our readers a half price bargain.No you haven’t heard the number wrong.All hedge-cutters, strimmers, ladders, shampooers, powerwashers and dozens of other hire equipment is half price if you mention Donegal’s leading website – Donegaldaily.com!So what are you waiting for? Get that list of jobs written down and get to it.Watson Hire can be contacted on Letetrkenny 074 9167777 or Donegal Town on 07497 42222. WATSON HIRE ‘AWASH’ WITH 50% BARGAINS THIS WEEKEND was last modified: January 19th, 2012 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:Watson Hirelast_img read more

New R1m scholarships for SA’s poorest

first_img10 January 2014 A R1-million scholarship programme to benefit poor students has been announced by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga and Professor Adam Habib, the vice- chancellor and principal of the University of the Witwatersrand. The announcement was made in Johannesburg on Monday night, the day Motshekga released the official 2013 matric results. The Equality Scholarships, worth about R100 000 each, will be awarded to the top 10 matriculants from Quintile 1 and 2 schools – demarcated schools in the poorest areas – who choose to attend Wits University, one of the country’s top universities based in Johannesburg. The scholarships cover all tuition and residence fees, textbooks, food and a cost of living allowance. The students who qualify for these scholarships will be supported for the duration of their undergraduate degree, provided that they continue to excel, Wits said in a statement.Talented learners “The Wits Equality Scholarships in partnership with the Department of Basic Education have been developed to enable talented learners from disadvantaged communities to access quality higher education,” Motshekga said. “This is one example of how government is partnering with higher education and other stakeholders to improve the lives of future generations, who in turn will help us to tackle the challenges of the 21st century.” The minister said the Wits’ Equality Scholarships would help to transform the lives of talented learners who would otherwise not afford higher education costs.Financial aid Habib said Wits already administered about R500-million in financial aid and scholarships annually on behalf of the National Students’ Financial Aid Scheme, corporates, private donors and other institutions. “Over half of Wits’ students receive bursaries or financial aid in one form or another,” he said. The programme would supplement the current Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships, awarded to the 10 best learners from all schools, and will enhance Wits’ current suite of equity programmes, which includes the Targeting Talent programme, the Bale Scholarship programme for young women, the Go to University to Succeed (GUTS) outreach campaign and the Leadership, Education and Development Programme (LEAD). Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

Use plot data to make sound decisions

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 important 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 and helps to remove variables that can skew results.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 at regular intervals within the plot, you can calculate adjusted yields based on the variability of the tester yield across the plot. The use of a tester minimizes the effect soil type variability has on the plot results to ensure 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 2014 and 2015, in multiple locations, and different growing conditions.Statistical significanceOn published data look for foot notes that indicate the least statistically significant yield difference, or LSD. In many plots, the performance of the top 5 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 varietal performance.last_img read more