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Story ideas for Tuesday 10th November 2015

November 9, 2015 Posted in : Book Launch, Carambola Kidz, Entrepreneurs

Tuesday 10th November 2015

Story Idea: Free audio book to celebrate ‘Colm O’Brien Motivation’ launch
Expert: Colm O’Brien 
(Expert in Mental Health) Founder & Managing Director, Carambola Kidz.                        
The Hook: 
Founder and Managing Director of Carambola, Colm O’Brien will be launching a new book in early 2016 – Colm O’Brien Motivation. As a result of the success of his first book ‘Feeding Johnny – How to Build a Business Despite the Roadblocks’ and the resulting encouragement from many friends and supporters he has decided to set up Colm O’Brien Motivation – a peer to peer learning resource for entrepreneurs, business owners, the self-employed and professionals. Click here for your Free Audio Book – Feeding Johnny. (more…)

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Story ideas for every day of the week: 14th September – 18th September 2015

September 14, 2015 Posted in : Agriculture, Air Pollution, Alltech, Book Launch, Childcare, Children, Media Training, MSF, NALA, Start Strong, Tourism, Tourism Ireland, UCC

Monday 14th September 2015

Story Idea: Walking the fields: Heat waves and drought in Europe expose grain maize to mould and mycotoxins
Expert: Kevin Tuck (Expert in Agriculture and Sustainability) Managing Director, Alltech.                       
The Hook: As combines hit the fields this autumn for harvest, farmers may want to keep a watchful eye on their crop quality. Preliminary testing over the summer months of 2015 European crops, conducted by Alltech’s 37+® mycotoxin analysis, shows climate challenges in Europe this summer have created a situation where crops need to be analysed for mycotoxins.

Heat impacted a large portion of central and southern Europe, especially during flowering and grain filling. Heat during this time of plant development can decrease grain production. Corn pollination and fertilisation is a very important phase of crop development, thus heat and drought stress during this time can result in decreased yield potential. Yield loss during corn grain fill may be as much as 3.0 to 5.8 percent per day of stress. The European Commission MARS Bulletin Vol. 23 No. 7 projects nine percent less total grain production compared to 2014.

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