first_imgCloughfin BridgeAn allocation of funding will now ensure the Cloughfin Bridge between Carrigans and St.Johnston will get reconstructed and completed to an acceptable and safe condition for all the traffic users in the area.Cllr Paul Canning has welcomed the move and it is planned that this work will commence shortly given the unsafe nature of the bridge at present.Cllr Canning has been working on prioritising this bridge for reconstruction for the past few years but due to other unforseen problems that has had an adverse affect on this project it was always put on hold. “It appears that these problems are now getting sorted and that this bridge will get reconstructed shortly.“Part of the road within this area is also on the list for reinstatement and surface dressing, all of this work is planned within 2016,” he said.FUNDING SECURED TO MAKE DONEGAL BRIDGE SAFE AND SECURE was last modified: February 23rd, 2016 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:CarrigansCllr Paul CanningCloughfin BridgeSt Johnstonlast_img read more

first_imgRobert Snodgrass levelled just before half-time at Carrow Road, where Darren Bent had put Fulham ahead.Norwich made a strong start to the FA Cup third round tie, with Jonas Elmander shooting wide before Josh Murphy had an effort saved by Whites keeper David Stockdale.But Fulham began to come into the game and Alex Kacaniklic forced a fine save from Mark Bunn, who then did well to deny Bent after the striker had been set up by Pajtim Kasami.Bent should have done better with that chance but made amends by heading home Chris David’s ball in from the left.Stockdale then produced a fine save, pushing away Ricky van Wolfswinkel’s shot to deny Norwich an instant equaliser.But he was unable to keep out Snodgrass’ header from Murphy’s cross.Norwich: Bunn; Whittaker, Martin, R Bennett, Olsson; Fox, Snodgrass, Garrido; Elmander, Josh Murphy, van Wolfswinkel.Subs: Ruddy, Hooper, Becchio, Redmond, Jacob Murphy, Hall-Johnson, Gafaiti.Fulham: Stockdale; Zverotic, Burn, Hughes, Amorebieta; David, Boateng; Kačaniklić, Dempsey, Kasami; Bent.Subs: Joronen, Riise, Vigen Christensen, Plumain, Dejagah, Rodallega, Dembele.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgStem cells were a huge issue a few years ago, but discoveries are still being made. Here’s a wrap on stories in the news.Adult Stem Cells (AS) and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSC)Editor Note: These kinds of stem cells do not present ethical controversies, for the most part.Rapid and efficient generation of oligodendrocytes from human induced pluripotent stem cells using transcription factors (PNAS). This paper announces the use of iPSC to generate human oligodendrocytes. “The strategy presented herein will markedly facilitate the studying of human myelin diseases and the development of screening platforms for drug discovery.”Turning skin cells into blood vessel cells while keeping them young (Medical Xpress). A new method of converting skin cells doesn’t require making them pluripotent. “Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have identified a molecular switch that converts skin cells into cells that make up blood vessels, which could ultimately be used to repair damaged vessels in patients with heart disease or to engineer new vasculature in the lab.”Scientists turn human induced pluripotent stem cells into lung cells (Medical Xpress). Researchers at Boston University are finding ways to grow and isolate lung tissue precursors from iPSCs, this article says.Red blood cells derived from stem cells could offer a limitless supply for transfusions (Medical Xpress). This article mentions “reprogrammed stem cells” presumably meaning iPSCs. If so, Singapore is making progress in generating red blood cells (RBCs) from reprogrammed stem cells. If it works, this could reduce the need for blood banks. The researchers at A*STAR appear to be experimenting with both embryonic and reprogrammed stem cells.iPSCs hold great promise in regenerative medicine, personalized medicine and drug discovery… while avoiding the ethical controversies associated with embryonic stem cells.First evidence of ischemia-induced multipotent stem cells in post-stroke human brain (Medical Xpress). This interesting article describes the brain’s self-repair mechanism with its own stem cells following stroke. “Researchers have shown that following a stroke-induced ischemic injury to the human brain, stem cells are produced that have the potential to differentiate and mature to form neurons that can help repair the damage to the brain.”Alerting stem cells to hurry up and heal (Medical Xpress). This article also describes how the body uses its own stem cells for tissue repair, sending stem cells to sites of injury. Researchers at Stanford have identified a signal that tells them to speed up. Patients in surgery, the aged, and those injured in sports might benefit from this accelerated repair.First participant treated in trial of stem-cell therapy for heart failure (Medical Xpress). The first clinical trial of using one’s own bone-marrow stem cells to repair heart muscle is underway at the University of Wisconsin. The trial is entering Phase III.Differentiation of V2a interneurons from human pluripotent stem cells (PNAS). Know someone with spinal cord injury? Read this paper about how researchers at Columbia University are ditching embryonic stem cells for iPSCs, in order to develop “a novel therapy to restore functional connections between the brain and spared downstream neurons” to repair spinal cord injuries.Blood: Education for stem cells (Nature News). Two papers in Nature show promise for heart disease patients. “Haematopoietic stem cells give rise to all lineages of blood cell, and their production in vitro has been a long-sought goal of stem-cell biology,” the subheadline reads. “Two groups now achieve this feat through different means.”In four related papers, researchers describe new and improved tools for stem cell research (Phys.org). Basic research on iPSCs continues. It’s necessary to understand genetic variants or obstacles to their safe use.New twin study sheds light on what causes reprogrammed stem cells to have different epigenetic patterns (Medical Xpress). One good way to understand iPSC behavior is to compare iPSCs derived from identical twins. That’s what researchers are doing at UC San Diego. It’s allowing them to answer questions they couldn’t ask before. “You’re able to see what happens when you reprogram cells with identical genomes but divergent epigenomes, and figure out what is happening because of genetics, and what is happening due to other mechanisms.”Stem cells show promise – but they also have a darker side (Jill Johnson at The Conversation via Medical Xpress). Johnson talks about mesenchymal stem cells, which are ‘multipotent’ but not as ‘pluripotent’ as iPSCs. There are promises and perils of using MSCs, but the barriers to their use are falling with research. The article includes discussion about stem cells and why they are desirable.A new method for creating safer induced pluripotent stem cells (Phys.org). This article investigates ways to rid iPSCs of any oncogenic factors and virus elements that might affect their safe use, recognizing that iPSCs “hold great promise in regenerative medicine, personalized medicine and drug discovery… while avoiding the ethical controversies associated with embryonic stem cells”.Embryonic Stem CellsEditor Note: These are the stem cells that generate the most ethical controversy, because they require killing a human embryo.Public opinion on stem-cell research was more strongly associated with religious convictions in the U.S. than in Canada and Europe.California’s $3-billion bet on stem cells faces final test (Nature). How predictable: $3 billion in California taxpayer money is running out, and now they want more. Back in 2004, largely a result of high-pressure ads, Californians approved $3 billion in funds to investigate embryonic stem cells for ‘regenerative medicine.’ Anything to show for it? A lot of research grants, but very little in the way of actual cures— certainly not for Superman star Christopher Reeve and Back to the Future star Michael J. Fox, whose pleas on TV swayed voters. Now, CIRM eyes the money running out in 2020. Time to hold out the offering plate again.Scientists expand ability of stem cells to regrow any tissue type (Phys.org). Reporters seem to be guarding their words about embryos. Salk Institute researchers are collaborating with Chinese to tease out more capabilities of “human stem cells” to produce placentas and other embryo-related tissues, but they only obliquely indicate are experimenting on actual human embryos. Part of the reason for their work is to study “development, evolution and human organ generation” from stem cells. They appear to be working with rat embryos at this stage.Religion and the public ethics of stem-cell research: Attitudes in Europe, Canada and the United States (PLoS One). This paper goes back to 2005 to study ethical attitudes in different countries about the use of human embryos.In the U.S., moral acceptability was more influential as a driver of support for stem-cell research; in Europe the perceived benefit to society carried more weight; and in Canada the two were almost equally important. We also find that public opinion on stem-cell research was more strongly associated with religious convictions in the U.S. than in Canada and Europe, although many strongly religious citizens in all regions approved of stem-cell research. We conclude that if anything public opinion or ‘public ethics’ are likely to play an increasingly important role in framing policy and regulatory regimes for sensitive technologies in the future.Clearly, religious convictions play a major role in what researchers are allowed to get away with – and that will apply to other ethical controversies in the brave new world.Those who value human life must not be silent when researchers try to play God in their labs, especially if it is for fame or filthy lucre. (Visited 348 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_img10 September 2003President Thabo Mbeki on Tuesday said Danish investment in South Africa’s maritime industry is an example of how challenges can be tackled in partnership with friends from around the globe.He was speaking at the official opening the South African Maritime Academy in Simon’s Town outside Cape Town.The academy is the result of negotiations between Mbeki and a Danish shipping company, AP Moller-Maersk Group and AP Moller Foundation, who donated $3.3-million in aid to the country’s maritime industry.Africa’s first state-of-the-art maritime institution is housed in a new two-storey building equipped with high-tech maritime simulation equipment.Mbeki said the academy will enable the country to send highly skilled maritime personnel to sea, matching the expertise of the best in the world.“I am told that the facilities at this academy are some of the most advanced in the world, with computerised simulations of engine and navigation rooms installed to the value of R18-million,” Mbeki said.The President thanked the Danish Maritime Institute and AP Moller-Maersk for their commitment in the development of South Africa.The academy will provide skills training for the broader South African and African maritime industry, including the merchant navy, the harbour craft, as well as the military and fishing industry.Its mission is to provide simulator training for maritime industry personnel, with special emphasis on safety, vessels, cargoes, and the environment.The courses include bridge watch keeping, ship handling, crew resources management, crisis and emergency management.Thus far 70 students have been trained, including 39 from previously disadvantaged communities.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 20, 2017 – It was another weekend of a string of gun crimes as Police report that seven people were shot; six of them are in hospital, two of them are woman and one man is dead.  It is also reported that drugs and guns were seized on the weekend and Police are on the hunt for a blue Honda after a hit and run accident on Saturday night off Farrington Road, where a man died at hospital.Late last night, five men were in a small white car when they pulled up on a couple which was leaving an event on Knowles Drive which is off Tonique Williams Darling Highway, and started shooting; both the man and woman were hit, the man died at the scene the woman was taken to hospital.Sunday morning, an altercation turned shooting on Windsor Lane, also in Nassau and ACP Stephen Dean says there is an island wide manhunt launched for two suspects, one is named as 20-year old, Rolie ‘Babloo’ Henfield who is slim, dark and stands 5’5” to 5’6” tall.  Three people were shot, all three are in hospital now.  Six people are in custody after a shooting on Polhemus Street which sent another woman to hospital, where she is reported in stable condition by Police.ACP Stephen Dean said they have two women, two men and a juvenile as suspects in the Saturday night armed attack of the lady who was leaving a social event, when a Honda car pulled up, shots were fired and the vehicle sped off.It is not the same report when it comes to leads in another shooting earlier on Saturday night on Second Street in Coconut Grove.  A man who was walking was approached by another man with a handgun who shot him and then ran away; the victim is in hospital.  No one is in custody in this matter as yet.A raid turned up marijuana, a search of a man turned up a smaller quantity of the same drug.  The first search warrant executed on Dorchester street on Saturday night around 8pm saw a man arrested by the DEU and the second was on Lyon Road, around 10pm same night, where a man was acting suspiciously, according to the Police report.   DEU searched him and allegedly found marijuana, he was arrested.On Saturday night, the Selective Enforcement Team carried out an operation and got a .22 pistol and eight live rounds of ammunition and arrested five men in connection.   A second operation on Podoleo Street, near Cordeaux Avenue led to six being arrested; five men and a woman for the discovery of a .40 pistol and eight live rounds of ammunition.#MagneticMediaNews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

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first_imgKolkata: The State Finance department has issued a notification, increasing the retirement age of nurses from 60 years to 62 years.It has been stated in the notification that the move has been made to ensure proper healthcare to the people of Bengal through government hospitals, health centres, etc. The step has been taken up after it was noted that “there is acute shortage of nursing personnel in the state which would be difficult to make up through fresh recruitment, as the existing nursing training schools of the state will not be able to provide the required number of such personnel, with their current infrastructure”. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSo, in order to overcome the situation to some extent and considering all aspects of the matter, the age of retirement of all categories of nursing personnel, who are holding regular appointment and are in service as of September 1, shall be enhanced from 60 years to 62 years. It has also been stated that necessary amendments in this connection in the West Bengal Service Rules Part 1 shall be made in due course. This comes at the time when there are around 84,000 beds in the state-run health centres and there is a requirement of around 50,000 nurses. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAccording to a senior official, recruitment of nurses takes a long time as there are matters related to their training, involved in the process of filling up the vacant posts. So, the step to increase the age limit of retirement for nurses has been taken to ensure that health services do not get hampered due to the lack of nurses. Common people will be benefitted with the step taken by the state government in this connection. It may be mentioned that the state government has taken several measures in the past seven years to create infrastructure for providing better health services to the common people.last_img read more

first_img Updated Tuesday, 2/2/16 10:00 amRafi and Benny Fine took to Medium to respond to the vocal fan furor to their proposed licensing program, REACT WORLD, and their application to trademark “React.”Beginning with an apology, the brothers said that they would withdraw the applications they submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, shut down the REACT WORLD program and would “release past Content ID claims,” explaining that Content ID is “YouTube’s copyright system that automatically flags content that looks like or sounds like copyrighted content.”Original story follows:Can you trademark videos of something that we all do every day? Not without some controversy, as popular YouTubers the Fine Brothers have learned in abundance over the past several days.Back in July, Rafi and Benny Fine, the sibling duo behind Fine Brothers Entertainment, filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to trademark the word “React.” The creators, best known for their series of popular reaction videos that are housed in a dedicated “React” channel, last week announced a new licensing program to broaden the scope of the React videos called REACT WORLD.Related: 7 YouTube Channels Crushing It That You Can Learn FromAs laid out in the video and a Medium post, the Fines said that through REACT WORLD, creators would be able to license the format of their shows, and the company would assist them with production, trademarks, graphics, promotion and other revenue opportunities. The brothers’ company would then take 20 percent of advertising revenue and 30 percent of brand deals from the licensee, but would not require a large upfront fee like a TV licensing deal might.The brothers explained that the program was borne out of wanting to help safeguard the work of their fellow creators, and wanting to stand apart from the more corporate elements of the digital media world.Related: YouTube’s Biggest Star Is Getting His Own Network From Disney”Part of why we believe this initiative is important is due to witnessing many creators, ourselves included, having their shows and formats blatantly stolen by companies and people both online and on television. And we implore everyone not to support those companies and channels. When you notice someone ripping someone’s format off, don’t stand for it,” said Rafi Fine in the announcement video.While the brothers’ intentions appear to be focused on protecting their brand, fans have viewed the program as more of a litigiously-minded cash grab rather than a global call to protect intellectual property. Over the last week, the channel has seen a loss of subscribers, a social-media campaign with the hashtag #unsubfinebros and a sizable collection of critical reaction videos to the news.Related: Will People Pay for YouTube? After 1 Month, ‘Red’ Seems to Prove They Will.Over the weekend, the Fines posted a follow-up video simply titled “Update,” which has been viewed more more than 3 million times, with 54,890 likes and 261,000 dislikes.The duo apologized for any confusion surrounding the program, and went on to field a few of the main questions they were getting about their intentions with REACT WORLD. With regard to the trademark application, the brothers said that it was filed with an aim to prevent their channel from being taken over by someone else, not as a means to take down similar videos with impunity.”We were never trying to say that every video where someone reacts to something else is something we would try to control. When we reference licensing the react format, we only meant our specific series, not the overall genre of reaction videos. We do not own the genre,” said Benny, likening the REACT WORLD experience to becoming a franchisee.Whether that message changes the minds of angry fans remains to be seen.The “React” franchise initially launched in 2010 with “Kids React,” and in the intervening years, series such as “Teens React,” “Adults React” and “Elders React” have joined the stable of popular shows. All told, the brothers have three channels with about 20 million subscribers and garner more than 150 million views each month.Related: YouTube Will Spend Up to $1 Million to Defend Certain Creators Facing Copyright Disputes Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. February 1, 2016 4 min readcenter_img Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalslast_img read more

first_img[PEOPLE] Anjuna/APG appoints new BDM, Canada Posted by Travelweek Group Friday, November 11, 2016 TORONTO – Anjuna, a global airline service provider and the exclusive member for APG in Canada, has welcomed Mable Tang as its new Business Development Manager, Canada.Tang brings with her 25 years of travel industry experience, having previously worked at Sita World Group as Regional Sales Manager – Western Canada for 23 years. She can be reached at [email protected] or [email protected]/APG currently represents 28 airlines in Canada. With over 100 offices covering over 170 countries, APG is the world’s largest GSA airline representation network, partnering with over 200 airline clients. Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more