Seafood package is major boost to Donegal – McGinley

first_img WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Homepage BannerNews HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ Twitter By admin – March 28, 2015 Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrycenter_img Google+ Facebook Previous articleDeputy Doherty to table questions identified in Údarás na Gaeltachta’s reportNext article454 drivers detected speeding during Operation ‘Slow Down’ admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest Pinterest Seafood package is major boost to Donegal – McGinley A Donegal South West TD is hoping that the latest development package for the Irish seafood sector announced by Minister Simon Coveney will see substantial investment in Donegal.241 million euro is being pumped into the industry by the government, backed by substantial private sector investment.Minister Coveney says it will provide capital to assist seafood enterprises to grow their production, and add value to seafood exports.Deputy Dinny Mc Ginley says Donegal is well placed to benefit:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApplast_img read more

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Construction forces dining halls to close

first_imgThe multiple Café 84 closures last week were caused by the ongoing construction of the McDonald’s Swim Stadium.The dining hall was shut down for part of the day on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after construction in the area shut off the hall’s hot water source.Construction on the swim stadium began this semester. The stadium pool was built in 1984 for the Olympics and the construction will add a new sundeck for audiences to view swimming events and locker rooms for the water polo and swim and dive teams. Café 84 and EVK Restaurant and Grill were renovated during the summer.The recurring problems arise from Café 84’s electronically controlled steam boiler that is located below the swim stadium, according to Kristian Klinger, the director of USC Hospitality.Klinger said that it is a health and safety issue for dining halls to not have access to hot water and the cafe cannot be open until the problem is resolved.The first incident occurred Tuesday after construction crews removed a poorly built flagpole footing that was attached to the natural gas line, according to Klinger. As the footing was pulled out, the gas line was ruptured and the heating system was turned off until the break was repaired.The dining hall’s steam boiler was turned off again Wednesday when construction crews re-powered the lighting in the pool. An electrical short in the pool area had to be traced and corrected before the crew could get the heater functioning again.As crews continued demolishing the footing and basement of the old swim building, vibrations from the equipment activated the steam boiler’s seismic valve and shut off the boiler. The valve detects any seismic energy, such as in the case of an earthquake.Klinger said each incident was resolved as quickly as possible and that USC’s Hospitality department will work with construction crews more closely so that problems like these will not happen again.“Emergencies do occur and we do our best to work through them in an efficient and effective manner,” Klinger said. “We are doing everything we can to avoid these types of issues in the future by continuing to work with our campus partners on ways to improve communication and collaboration and scheduling on future projects.”Students, such as Jordanae Walker, a freshman majoring in political science, first learned of the situation when they saw the dining hall’s closed doors. Walker believes the alert system for dining hall closures should be improved.“It was really inconvenient for me, and I wish they had at least given out some warning that the hall wasn’t going to be open,” Walker said.Some students are concerned about the amount of planning and foresight that has been done on the construction project.“The construction crews should really be more careful with what they are doing,” said Analisa Kleinman, a senior majoring in art history. “Students live right in that area in Fluor and Webb Tower, and it just makes me worry that they could make a mistake that affects more than just our dining halls.”The EVK dining hall was also forced to close down a few weeks ago.“The EVK closure on Sunday [Feb.] the 10th was due to a plumbing issue,” Klinger said. “Rust was coming through the water in every area except the dish room.”According to Klinger, there is no indication that its closure is related to demolition ofMcDonald’s Swim Stadium.Alisha Mathalikunnel, a sophomore majoring in psychology, hopes that these inconveniences will be worth it once the swim stadium opens in April 2014.“Accidents happen when areas are under construction. It’s bound to happen,” Mathalikunnel said. “At least it will be nice once the upgrades are done and we are able to see events at the swimming pool.”last_img read more

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Kobe Bryant expected to play in final game vs. Celtics

first_imgScott then argued Bryant’s victory against Boston “doesn’t do anything as far as his legacy is concerned.”“That’s pretty much written in stone,” Scott said. “But for his psyche, knowing the way he knows history, it was great for him to beat a Celtic team.”Eyeing a futureThe role has become mostly reduced toward a mentorship role while only playing minutes when completely necessary. Yet, Lakers forward Metta World Peace hopes he can play two to four more years in the NBA following the 2015-16 season.Once he becomes a free agent this offseason, World Peace suggested he has no interest in playing overseas again as he did last year in China and Italy. The communication has stayed distant, both so Kobe Bryant has space and comfort. But even if he did not have the latest on Bryant’s health, Lakers coach Byron Scott is “assuming” Bryant will play Sunday when the Lakers (16-59) host the Boston Celtics (44-32), for an obvious reason.This will mark Bryant’s last game against the hated Celtics. Bryant has also told Scott he plans to play all of the Lakers’ last seven games before he retires from a storied 20-year NBA career. Part of Bryant’s legacy will entail winning his fifth and final NBA championship against the Celtics in the 2010 NBA Finals. That marked a quick rebound after losing to Boston in the 2008 Finals in six games.“He was always looking forward to having that rivalry and playing in that series,” Scott said. “To have an opportunity to do it and beat them in Game 7, after losing to them a series before, that was something that helped him out.” “I’ll probably just want to stay in the NBA now,” World Peace said. “It’s way too early. During the season, you don’t talk about what’s going on in the future. You just worry about the season.” The 36-year-old World Peace has averaged 4.5 points in 16.6 minutes through 31 games. Yet, World Peace mostly sounded satisfied. He averaged 8.6 points on 50 percent shooting in 22.2 minutes in eight starts after spending a year out of the NBA.“I think I can still play in the league. I feel good. I feel like I was able to guard and able to post,” World Peace said. “I feel like I answered a lot of questions.”World Peace has also mentored the Lakers’ young players. He declined, however, to share any perspective he might have offered regarding the recent tension between rookie point guard D’Angelo Russell and 30-year-old Nick Young. Russell secretly recorded a video that showed Young admitting to infidelities, which later ended up online.“That’s over for me pretty much,” World Peace said. “I move on and try to get some wins.” Deeply rootedNearly 30 years later, Scott still remembered which former Celtics player he disliked the most. “I couldn’t stand M.L. Carr and him waving that damn towel,” Scott said. “Him the most, but I didn’t like any of them. That was the beauty of the rivalry. We truly didn’t like each other.” That explained why Scott considers the Lakers-Celtics matchup “the best rivalry of all times.”“Anytime you think about playing the Celtics, your whole mentality changes,” Scott said. “You want to beat them.” center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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first_imgGardai have said that other matters may come before the court in relation to a serving member of the Defence Forces already charged with having explosives.Irish Soldier Mark Cassidy leaving Letterkenny courthouse. (NWNewspix)Private Mark Cassidy, 29, appeared at Letterkenny District Court this morning. No bail was sought by Cassidy’s solicitor, Eugene Burns, and the case has been put back until next Monday.Garda Inspector David Kelly said directions had been received from the Director of Public Prosecutions but said that “there may be other matters brought before the court.He also asked for Cassidy’s legal team to give Gardai time to carry out the relevant checks on people being put forward as independent sureties.Cassidy had been brought to a special sitting of Letterkenny District Court last Thursday amidst tight security.Cassidy, of Grianan Vale, Ballyederowen, Burnfoot, faces two charges of possessing explosives at the same address on Monday February 19th.He is charged with having an explosive substance and also possessing 87 twelve gauge shotgun cartiridges.Detective Garda Michael Carroll told that sitting of the court that he arrested him on Tuesday, February 18th and put the two charges to Cassidy but the accused made no reply.Garda Inspector Michael Harrison had said he was objecting to bail because of the seriousness of the offences and because Cassidy had no permanent address in the Republic.SOLDIER BOMB CASE – GARDAI SAY OTHER MATTERS MAY COME BEFORE COURT was last modified: February 24th, 2014 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:bombbulletsBurnfootcourtdonegalexplosivesMARK CASSIDYsoldierlast_img read more


Gardaí warn of increase in scam-related incidents in Donegal

first_imgGardaí in Donegal have warned the public over the rising numbers of scamming reports in the county, urging them to remain vigilant to the threat. The warning comes following several threats of scamming through email, texts, phone calls and letter in recent weeks.A spokesperson for An Garda Siochana in Donegal, said: “We have been getting a large volume of reports of scam emails/ texts/ phone calls and letters that are being received by people in recent times. The best advice we can offer in relation to scams in whichever form they take is to never give out your personal information to anyone by phone, email, post or otherwise. “These scam artists will try and obtain your bank account information, credit card number or other information to identify you, such as your place of birth.“There are a vast amount of types of scams out there at the minute and they all want the same thing…. access to your money!“Never ever give out personal information. If you receive a call or an email etc. do not answer or respond.“Call the bank or whoever the caller was claiming to be making contact on behalf of and verify if they made the contact with you. “If you feel that your bank account has been compromised then contact your bank directly. If you have fallen victim to a scam please come and talk to us.”Gardaí warn of increase in scam-related incidents in Donegal was last modified: November 5th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

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Adult Stem Cells Coming of Age

first_imgWho needs human embryos? Treatments with ethically-pure adult stem cells are moving from the lab to the doctor’s office.Researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Germany are still experimenting with embryonic stem cells, Science Daily reports, but a look inside the article reveals that the work is only conceptual—no actual therapies are being tested to help patients. It’s OK if we’re talking mouse embryonic stem cells, like this study at UCSD that’s testing the effects of BPA on mammals (Science Daily).  But there’s no need to arouse ethical protests by tinkering with human embryos when adult cells, processed into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS), can fulfill all the dreams of regenerative medicine. Here are some new findings about iPS cells, with reports of new treatments that are helping people right now.Sports injuries: “It’s not voodoo medicine anymore,” Medical Xpress says; “it is reality and it soon may not require a trip overseas to get it done.” What is it? It’s the use of your own mesenchymal stem cells to heal your injuries. The physician for the Cleveland Browns, Dr. James Voos, is glad he won’t have to send players overseas now. “Stem cell therapy is an intriguing avenue of treatment that is rapidly evolving,” Voos said. “We are continuing to study and better understand the capabilities a person’s own cells have to treat pain and potentially improve healing.”Macular degeneration: Treatment for a blinding eye disease is coming along, thanks to iPS cells. Science Daily says that embryonic stem cells tended to be rejected, but iPS cells are working. “Our finding of the lack of immune rejection of human iPSC-derived retinal pigment epithelium cells supports the feasibility of using these cells for treating macular degeneration,” a spokesman says from CIRM, the California institute that began as a center for embryonic stem cell research. “However, the inflammatory environment associated with macular degeneration could be an additional hurdle to be overcome for the stem cell therapy to be successful.” Work is continuing on this sight-saving technique in Japan as well, but there was a hiccup that called a halt to the trial there. New Scientist reports that a mutation in the stem cell pool raised a risk of cancer in participants. Shinya Yamanaka, the father of iPS cells, says the risk of cancer is low and easily fixable. “There is a lot resting on the outcome of the trial,” the article says. “It could finally provide evidence of the clinical potential of iPS cells, which were first created in 2006.”Retinitis pigmentosa: Another therapy emerging from CIRM to the clinic is the use of retinal progenitor cells to treat retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic disease that progressively leads to blindness from the peripheral vision inward. Medical Xpress talks about how Phase 1 clinical trials involving injections of these eye-specific stem cells have begun at UCI near Los Angeles.Knee cartilage: Got knee problems? It might be from damaged cartilage. This headline on Medical Xpress is good news for owners of aching knees and other joints: “Surgeons implant knee cartilage grown from patient’s own cells.” A research team at Ohio State says, “The hope is that embedding patients with their own cells will lead to a more durable replacement of the lost cartilage and improve patient outcomes.”Muscular dystrophy: Researchers at Kyoto University are finding that iPS cells are discovering a drug target for Duchenne’s disease, a form of muscular dystrophy. Medical Xpress says, “The strategy depends on first reprogramming the patient cells to induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells and then introducing a gene that differentiates the iPS cells to muscle cells.”Lung disease: A rare lung disease is looking like a candidate for stem cell therapy. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a deadly and incurable disease that mostly affects young women in the prime of life. Science Daily says that doctors can harvest a patient’s own white blood cells and find stem-like endothelial progenitor cells. Then, they can genetically engineer them to fix the bad gene, and re-inject them to treat the disease. The treatment appears to be well-tolerated so far. “We desperately need new therapies for this disease, and regenerative medicine approaches have shown great promise in laboratory models and in clinical trials for other conditions,” says Dr. Duncan Stewart of the University of Ottawa.Heart attack: The above article also states, “Dr. Stewart is also leading the first clinical trial in the world of a genetically-enhanced stem cell therapy for heart attack.”Liver: Researchers at Howard Hughes Medical Institute have identified the source of stem cells in the liver, Science Daily reports, that allow the organ to regenerate. “The lab is now investigating how the newly identified stem cells might contribute to regeneration of liver tissue after injury.”Cancer: Can stem cells cause and cure cancer? That’s what researchers at Texas A&M University are trying to find out, according to another piece on Medical Xpress. According to one theory of interest at the National Institutes of Health, cancer is a stem cell disease, involving miscommunications between stem cells and proteins. And if stem cells are behind the condition, reprogramming stem cells might be “the future of cancer therapy.”Brain in a dish?: Are you worried about reports that a researcher used iPS cells to grow a human brain in a dish? (e.g., see Science Daily.) That would certainly be an unethical use of the technology. New Scientist says, however, that other scientists are rejecting the claim. There is no evidence that the cells Rene Anand (Ohio State) grew from skin cells transformed into iPS cells are connected like neurons in a real brain. “They are a bunch of cells in a dish, like a soup,” an observer said. Still, it goes to show that citizens need to keep a watchful eye on mad scientists.These findings are encouraging, but there are still segments of Big Science that want those embryos. The shocking videos of wicked, barbarous practices going on at Planned Parenthood with viable human babies aborted and sold for parts is awakening a sleeping nation to uncomfortable truths: Planned Parenthood wouldn’t be selling the tissue if there were not a market for it. Stem Express, caught with its hands red in blood, has cut ties with Planned Parenthood for now, but the outrage needs to grow. Share those videos! (See Center for Medical Progress — 7 videos out so far, each more disturbing than the last – or watch this two-minute summary at least.) The danger now is that people will get numb from so much evil and turn their heads, like 1930s Germans, rather than demand action. Did you notice that all the Republicans in the Senate voted to defund Planned Parenthood from your tax dollars (to the tune of over $500 million per year), but only 2 Democrats voted with them?These stories show that evil is never the only option. There are always alternatives to unethical practices. It’s not right to do wrong to get a chance to do right. If you recall from the early days of the George W. Bush presidency, Big Science was screaming for human embryonic stem cells, using tearful TV ads showing desperate people dying without them. California voters, despite a weak economy, approved a $3 billion proposition to fund the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) under false pretenses that doctors and patients needed embryos, and that miracle cures were right around the corner. Under great pressure, the normally strongly pro-life President Bush acceded to Big Science’s wearying campaign, but he only allowed for existing cell lineages to be used. His successor, President Obama, removed all restrictions. Right before that, though, Yamanaka’s Nobel-Prize winning discovery of induced pluripotent stem cells made headlines in 2006. The gold rush began turning from embryos to iPS. This added impetus to the growing (but less publicized) successes coming from adult stem cells.It appears that embryonic stem cell researchers are being left in the dust because adult stem cells and iPS cells are yielding the goods. We need to stop the use of human embryonic stem cells, and use the lesson of iPS to dry up the market for fetal tissue from abortions as well. There’s no justification for killing a human being; it is immoral (see Dennis Prager’s 5-minute video on abortion). If no one’s buying, Planned Parenthood can’t sell. That’s just one part of a multi-prong strategy that needs to put those racist, Sanger-inspired eugenicist murderers out of business. (Visited 35 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享last_img read more

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Champion Tree proclaimed in Johannesburg

first_imgA tree that Nelson Mandela planted with his wife, Graça Machel, in 2008, in Soweto has been declared a Champion Tree by Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo. As a provincial heritage site, the tree is protected and may not be cut nor damaged.The white stinkwood tree Nelson Mandela and Graça Machel planted in 2008 is named a Champion Tree on 8 November 2016. (Image: Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo, Twitter)Brand South Africa reporterIn 2008, Nelson Mandela planted a tree in Thokoza Park, in Soweto. Today, the Celtis Africana, or white stinkwood, stands at almost 8 metres tall, and has been declared a Champion Tree.“[We are] proud to announce the declaration of the Mandela Champion Tree as a provincial heritage site,” said Johannesburg City Parks andZoo on 8 November 2016.The Gauteng Provincial Heritage Resources Authority (PHRA-G) has graded the site as a Site II Heritage Site. That meant “the tree is protected; it may not be cut, distributed or damaged and products from the tree may not be possessed, sold or transported without a licence”, said the department.The aim of such a declaration is to heighten socio-economic development in Soweto, particularly Thokoza Park, as a tourist attraction.Celtis africana (white stinkwood) stands at about 8 meters now:The white stinkwoodDid you know?When planted in a garden, it can reach a height of 12 metres.The trunk is usually smooth, covered in bark that ranges from pale grey to white.It flowers during spring, August to September. The flowers are small, greenish, star-like and inconspicuous.The tree is resilient because it is drought resistant and is able to withstand frost.It can be found in a wide range of habitats from South Africa’s coast to Ethiopia.The tree is able to grow in forests, rocky areas, the bushveld, on river banks, slopes of mountains, and even open grassland.Source: Johannesburg City ParksWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, March 11, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Our forecast for this week is not as wet, and the biggest headline: significantly warmer (at least for a couple of days)!We have a pretty nice day today, and it will not feel quite as chilly, due to northwest winds not being as strong as yesterday. High pressure settles in, parking directly over north central to  NW Ohio tomorrow morning and then moves off to the east.  South winds up the backside of the high will allow for additional moderation in temps tomorrow. We will be dry both days, although clouds will start to build late tomorrow.Wednesday kicks off a period that features scattered precipitation over several days. There is a massive and powerful storm complex coming out of the plains and lifting northeast at midweek. The track is well away from us here, and as such, we only have to worry about rain. In addition, the storm is so powerful, that it likely draws in a big batch of dry air in its circulation, and that starves out some of the moisture that was originally headed towards us. So, here is our update. On Wednesday we have scattered showers over about 60% of the state, bringing a few hundredths to .4” of rain. Scattered showers are back for Thursday and can trigger a few hundredths to .25” over about 30% of the state. Then for overnight Thursday night through Friday can’t rule out showers over about half of the state. Right now, we think these will be relatively minor again, but there is the potential for thunderstorms in southern Indiana. For that reason, we will allow for a few hundredths to half an inch but will refrain from ramping up our totals too much just yet. The map above right shows potential rain totals through Friday evening. The main takeaway here is that we are looking for light on and off moisture through the second half of the week with decent combined coverage but nothing too dramatic on any given day. The biggest headline for the second half of the week will be temps…as we could see the warmest air in months coming across the region. 50s and 60s are possible Wednesday, and 70s Thursday thanks to strong south winds circulating around that strong, powerful storm. The map below right shows potential high temps on Thursday. Those temps fall off back closer to normal to close the week and for the weekend.For the weekend, we likely keep more clouds than sun in the forecast, at least on Saturday where we can’t rule out a few spits and sprinkles. Sunday has a better chance of some sun. Dry weather settles in for next Monday and Tuesday. We finish the 10 day window next Wednesday with some clouds in the north and east and perhaps a few hit and miss showers. But a large part of the state stays dry, and we have better sunshine potential the farther south and west across the state you go.last_img read more

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