Business

Bose wants to use its noise-cancelling technology in cars

Bose wants to use its noise-cancelling technology in cars

Bose wants to use the noise-cancelling technology found in its headphones to block out sounds from outside cars. The leading audio brand has developed a way to eliminate noise created by rough roads, using accelerometers and microphones to measure vibrations. Software and algorithms can then calculate an acoustic cancellation signal to be played through the car‘s speakers to limit unwanted […]

Farmer with a ‘heart of gold‘ who died tragically named locally

Farmer with a ‘heart of gold‘ who died tragically named locally

A rural community is coming to grips with the devastating loss of a neighbour with a “heart of gold” who was regarded as one of the most progressive farmers in his locality. Gerard Naughton (50), Killeen, Ballindine, Co. Mayo, was killed instantly yesterday afternoon when part of a shed he was demolishing fell on him. The popular father of three […]

Bulmers owner trading ‘in line with expectations‘

Bulmers owner trading ‘in line with expectations‘

Bulmers owner C&C has reported trading “in line with expectations” for the four months to 31 December 2018. In a brief statement the group said the operational delivery and customer service at both Matthew Clark and Bibendum – a UK distributor it acquired in 2018 – have been very strong and ahead of plan. The company, which also owns brands […]

Smurfit Jnr’s Gan in US expansion with PaddyPower Betfair’s FanDuel

Smurfit Jnr’s Gan in US expansion with PaddyPower Betfair’s FanDuel

Dermot Smurfit Jr‘s Gan has entered a “material” long-term deal with the FanDuel Group. FanDuel is PaddyPower Betfair‘s enlarged US business. Under the deal, Gan will provide FanDuel’s platform for its “rapid” deployment of internet casino and account services for internet sports betting in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. This is in addition to the existing services provided by Gan to […]

Illegal dumping – ‘Any farm within 10 miles of a town is being targeted‘

Illegal dumping – ‘Any farm within 10 miles of a town is being targeted‘

Farmers fear that illegal dumping on their land will get worse before it gets better. Trevor Smith, a suckler farmer from Drumrora, outside Ballyjamesduff in Co Cavan, told the Farming Independent that he came across numerous rubbish bags dumped on his land last week. “There was lots of different bags. I didn‘t look in to them. It‘s horrible to see […]

Can you be a high profit dairy farmer? Here‘s the 7 key traits you need

Can you be a high profit dairy farmer? Here‘s the 7 key traits you need

There are certain traits and characteristics that are common among profitable farmers that see them earning a higher margin compared to their peers, Agricultural Consultant and Land Agent Mike Brady told the room at this week‘s Irish Grassland Association conference. He said that for him, the start line of a profitable dairy farm should earn more than €100,000 of profit, […]