Highland Radios ‘Beat the Banker’ event raises over €20,000 for charity

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp By News Highland – October 31, 2015 Pinterest Twitter Google+ EntertainmentHomepage BannerNews Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Highland Radios ‘Beat the Banker’ event raises over €20,000 for charitycenter_img Previous articleDerry end season with heavy defeatNext articleRoad Safety Officer is open to more safety features in housing estates News Highland WhatsApp Facebook Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Highland Radios fundraising event ‘Beat the Banker’ was a huge success last night in the Mount Errigal Hotel, raising over €20,000 for charity.The two charities set to benefit from the money raised are the Donegal Down Syndrome Association and ‘Ray of Sunshine Foundation’.The aim is to raise €25,000 by the end of the year, to mark the stations 25th birthday and the generosity shown by local businesses and people in Donegal for last nights event has made the target more achievable.Speaking at the event last night, Shaun Doherty commended all those involved:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Shaun.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterestlast_img read more

Nets’ D’Angelo Russell cited for marijuana possession

first_imgBy Greg LoganNets All-Star point guard D’Angelo Russell was detained Wednesday at LaGuardia Airport when a search of his luggage by TSA personnel revealed that he was transporting a small amount of marijuana. A spokesperson for the New York Port Authority Police told Newsday Russell was issued a summons for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and released.Russell then flew to Louisville, Ky., where he grew up and where his father still lives.“We have been made aware of the situation involving D’Angelo Russell and are in the process of gathering more information at this time,” the Nets said in a statement. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersRussell is coming off a career season in which he averaged 21.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 7.0 assists and had a 3-point shooting percentage of .369, all career-high numbers. Russell was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team in February and led the Nets to their first playoff berth since 2015 with a 42-40 record that represented a 14-win improvement over the previous season.The 23-year-old Russell is at the end of his rookie contract and is eligible for an extension from the team. He will become a restricted free agent on July 1, but the Nets would have the right to match any offer. His roster slot has a salary-cap hold worth $21.1 million, and if the Nets renounced it, they could increase their available salary-cap room from a projected $30 million to more than $50 million.Related Articles How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years last_img read more

Lady Panther Classic returns

first_imgFour local girls basketball teams will get their first up-close looks at each other this weekend as the 39th annual Lady Panther Classic begins today at McKinleyville High.St. Bernard’s will get the weekend started with a first-round clash against Redding Christian at 5 p.m. and Fortuna will finish the night up with a contest against Yreka at 8 p.m. while the tournament’s host team, McKinleyville, will face Hoopa in its first-round matchup today at 6:30 p.m.The best offense is a…Good …last_img

Stem Cell Headlines

first_img1Quesenberry et al., “Ignoratio Elenchi: Red Herrings in Stem Cell Research,” Science, Vol 308, Issue 5725, 1121-1122, 20 May 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1104432].2Gretchen Vogel, “Korean Team Speeds Up Creation Of Cloned Human Stem Cells,” Science, Vol 308, Issue 5725, 1096-1097, 20 May 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5725.1096].3Magnus and Cho, “Issues in Oocyte Donation for Stem Cell Research,” Science, published online 19 May 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1114454].4Erika Check, “Korea’s accelerating stem-cell work prompts calls for global ethical rules,” Nature 435, 393 (26 May 2005) | doi: 10.1038/435393a.Our 02/08/2005 commentary still stands, and now we are in the thick of the ethical morass we knew was coming.  Bioethical voices seem powerless over the lure of money and prestige.  Erika Check quoted Caplan describing ethicists as standing on the sidelines and pouting, “you can’t do this.”  But would international controls help?  The U.N. with its Oil-for-Food scandal showed that international agencies are no guarantors of ethics: they can become the problem, not the solution.  Nor has the U.N. been willing or able to stop human rights violations in rogue nations like North Korea or Sudan.  It is doubtful an international science community would have any power over rogue nations and individuals now that stem cell research is hot.  We have seen that there are researchers within the civilized world with no qualms about trying anything that is possible, even putting human cells into rat brains (see 03/10/2005 entry).  In today’s amoral, selfish research culture, it seems as if the tables have turned: rat cells have invaded the human brain.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Research on embryonic stem cells is proceeding apace without an ethical anchor, and no clue where it will lead.  News coverage of the debate accelerated with an announcement from South Korea.Match point:  The BBC News and many other news sources published South Korea’s announcement that stem cells matched to the individual have been tailored for the first time.First clone:  The BBC News also announced that the UK had made its first human cloned embryo for harvesting stem cells.  The article quotes a ProLife alliance representative appalled over this; “No matter how it is created,” Josephine Quintavalle said, “a human embryo’s destiny should be to live and not to be turned into human stem cells.”  She also protested the “unsafe and inefficient” practice, and how it might subject women to dangerous fertility drugs in order to collect sufficient eggs.  Proponents agree that embryonic stem cell therapies only exist in theory; one professor said, “We are talking about several years before we are talking about a cell-based therapy that can go back into the patient.”Contradictory results:  Science last week1 tried to clarify contradictory lab results by explaining “red herrings in stem cell research.”  They identified eight factors influencing stem cell plasticity, especially injury to the cells during lab procedure.Korea and Ethics:  Gretchen Vogel in Science2 elaborated on South Korea’s widely-reported advance in the efficiency of deriving stem cells from cloned human embryos.  They got the success rate down from one in 200 to one in 20.  The improved skills of the Korean group nevertheless raise difficult ethical questions,” she says, referring to a Stanford bioethics statement in the same issue that warns, “research proceeds internationally, these issues must be adequately addressed for public confidence to be maintained.”3  Ethic problems include demand among scientists for fresh oocytes from young women, medical complications, long term complications, and chances that renegade doctors will attempt reproductive cloning.Presidential angst:  President Bush said he was “very concerned” about Korea’s rapid advances in stem cell research, and said he would veto any bill loosening restrictions on federal funding for it.  See report on MSNBC News.  Although the research is not “banned” in the United States, federal funding is restricted.  Bush said he worries about a “world in which cloning becomes accepted,” and does not believe taxpayer money should “promote science which destroys life in order to save life.”Political battle:  MSNBC also reported that a heated debate is brewing between Congress and the President over a bill proposed by a Republican from Delaware and a Democrat from Colorado to ease restrictions on federal funding of stem cell research.  Advocates are emphasizing promised cures “with emotional appeals from celebrity supporters as well as parents who ‘adopted’ their children as embryos,”  the article begins.  Supporters and opponents are deeply divided over whether the embryos are human beings.International tensions:  Nigel Williams in Current Biology4 surveys the international scene, particularly in Europe where the EU has member states that stand “poles apart” on the issue.  He contrasts Switzerland’s liberal policy with Italy’s stern opposition due largely to the Catholic church.International standards:  In Nature May 26,4 Erika Check suggested that nations need to pull together to decide what’s right.  Quoting Arthur Caplan, bioethicist at U. of Pennsylvania, “An international effort to coordinate stem-cell research would lend transparency to the field and ensure it proceeds in an ethical way.” Insufficient guidelines:  Nathaniel Nelson and Bert Thompson on Apologetics Press examined the NAS guidelines for embryonic stem cell research and found them “largely insufficient in dealing with the ethical stipulations” raised by the technology.last_img read more

SA reverses decline in matric pass rate

first_img“With resources allocated by the Cabinet at the end of 2010, we will be able to start dealing with inappropriate school structures,” Motshekga said. “We will build and renovate laboratories, libraries, specialist rooms and administration blocks where there are none. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced the results at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Thursday. “Between 2011 and 2014, we are committed to addressing all our sanitation and water supply challenges.” Pass rates for the provinces were encouraging in 2010, with all registering an improvement from the previous year: “The Class of 2010 has shown us there is no mountain we can’t climb when we are up for the challenge,” she said, adding that pupils, parents, teachers and all citizens should pull together to support all pupils, from Grade 1 up to Grade 12. Source: BuaNews “We’d like to congratulate the class of 2010, they did us proud! Their unrelenting determination is commendable,” Motshekga said. “The class of 2010 is truly distinctive!” Motshekga added that textbooks and other learning and teaching materials had also been identified as a priority. Gauteng: 78.6% (71.8% in 2009)Western Cape: 76.8% (75.7% in 2009)North West: 75.7% (67.5% in 2009)Northern Cape: 72.3% (61% in 2009)KwaZulu-Natal: 70.7% (61.1% in 2009)Free State: 70.7% (69.4% in 2009)Eastern Cape: 58.3% (51% in 2009)Limpopo: 57.9% (48.9% in 2009)Mpumalanga: 56.8% (47.9% in 2009)center_img She said the department’s determination to change the status quo of previous results came from the recognition that education was the driver of national change and played an important role in improving people’s lives. This was a major improvement of 7.2 percentage points from 2009’s 60.6% national pass rate, she said. Motshekga wished the Class of 2011 well, and called on them to further improve on the matric pass rate. She added that there would be an intensified focus on improving performance in maths and science, school infrastructure and the basic functionality of all schools. Calls for improvement “We’ve worked hard to ensure the credibility of the exams,” Motshekga added. “Umalusi convened standardisation of exams on 24 December to ensure that the quality of results is the same as in other years.” 6 January 2011 South Africans have a reason to be proud of the Class of 2010, who have recorded a pass rate of 67.8%.last_img read more

AJ Baltes, July 23

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We could use an inch or two of rain now. We got a couple quick showers for maybe a half-inch total this weekend and we had a quick shower last Monday.We are dry but the beans haven’t really showed too much stress yet and the corn is kind of hit and miss. The later planted stuff is starting to show some stress but the early stuff must have pretty good root systems.I help some guys chop some corn around here and some of the early-planted stuff might be about a normal time for chopping around Labor Day. But there will be quite a bit that is later this year.Alfalfa is still looking good. I know quite a few guys have been spraying for leaf hopper. I think a few guys laid out their third cutting. I think most of the first cutting grass hay is done now.We only have a little alfalfa. We do pretty much all grass hay. There is a little bit we will get some second cutting out of once the rains go through but the majority of the grass hay is not growing much. It really depends on the rains.We have cover crops planted in all of the wheat fields and we have the straw baled. The cover crops are starting to come up and with this rain it will help. We have a 15- or 16-way cover crop mix out there now with ryegrass, a couple different peas, sunn hemp, sudangrass, millet, buckwheat and others. Oats is the highest rate and it is only 10 pounds of seed per acre. It is around $20 an acre for what we put out. Half to three quarters of the mix will die and then we’ll just really have the ryegrass and clover that comes back.The beans are flowering and the earliest planted beans are setting pods. Some of the beans are aborting flowers because it was getting dry, but this moisture is going to help get them going again.There is some really early corn starting to tassel. For the most part, though, there is a lot of corn that hasn’t even set tassels yet.last_img read more

Arsenal team news & likely line-up

first_imgArsenal will be looking to end a run of six winless games on Saturday when they face Liverpool in the game of the weekend.The Gunners won 12 matches in a row in all competitions before last weekend’s 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace.However, they lost their opening first two games of the season against Manchester City and Chelsea, with head coach Unai Emery determined to show that his Arsenal side can compete with a fellow top six side.Arsenal Injuries Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac have minor right hamstring injuries, Hector Bellerin (thigh) and Sokratis (right ankle) are also being assessed ahead of the game.Mohamed Elneny, Laurent Koscielny and Dinos Mavropanos are also ruled out. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Arsenal Suspensions Arsenal have Matteo Guendouzi suspended after his red card against Blackpool in the Carabao Cup.Possible Arsenal Starting Line-UpRob Holding looks likely to partner Shkodran Mustafi in defence while Stephan Lichtsteiner could start ahead of Bellerin if the Spaniard fails a fitness test.Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira are expected to continue in midfield, Alex Iwobi is likely to come back in for Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alexandre Lacazette will almost certainly start upfront.Possible XILiverpool Team News Jurgen Klopp has question marks over captain Jordan Henderson and fellow midfielder Naby Keita, both of whom have missed the Reds’ last two matches with hamstring problems.Former Arsenal man Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and forward Rhian Brewster remain on the long-term injured list.TV Coverage & Kick-Off Time Kick-off is 5:30pm BST (1:30pm ET) on Monday, and the game will be broadcast live on BT Sport in the United Kingdom. It will be shown on NBC Universo in the United States, and on various channels around the world.Best Opta Match Facts Arsenal are winless in their last six Premier League meetings with Liverpool (D3 L3), their longest such run against them since a run of 12 between 1994 and 2000. The last five Premier League meetings between Arsenal and Liverpool have produced a total of 27 goals (5.4 per game). The only previous meeting between Arsenal’s Unai Emery and Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp was the 2016 Europa League final – Emery’s Sevilla beat Liverpool 3-1. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is unbeaten in all five of his Premier League games against Arsenal – only Jose Mourinho (12), Gerry Francis (8) and Alex Ferguson (6) have waited longer for their first defeat against them in the competition. Arsenal have scored at least twice in each of their last nine Premier League games, remaining unbeaten in their last eight (W7 D1). Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

PO Cruise Ship Spills Waste Water in Great Barrier Reef

first_imgThe cruise vessel Pacific Explorer, operated by UK-based P&O Cruises, has spilled waste water in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) spokesperson confirmed.After reviewing the report, AMSA detained the ship on its return to Australia in Sydney on September 8 to gather evidence of the reported discharge.“Discharge of pollutants in the GBRMP is a serious offence under the Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act and AMSA required that Carnival provide an AUD 2.1 million undertaking, equal to the maximum fine available, before the vessel was released from detention,” AMSA spokesperson said, adding that the authority is currently investigating the incident.P&O Cruises self-reported to AMSA that it was suspected there had been an unintentional discharge of a limited amount of pulped and sieved food waste while Pacific Explorer was off the coast of Queensland on August 26, a P&O Cruises Australia spokesperson informed.“Any unintentional discharge of food waste would have been in the order of seven cubic metres. We are currently responding to a formal process initiated by AMSA in relation to this isolated matter. We are cooperating fully with AMSA in the administration of this process,” the cruise company added.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Senior US diplomat Alice Wells arrives in Pakistan may discuss Kashmir

first_imgIslamabad: Alice Wells, a senior US diplomat, on Tuesday arrived here to hold key bilateral talks with Pakistani leaders on issues like the peace process in Afghanistan amid reports that she might also hold discussions over the current situation in Kashmir. The Indian government on Monday revoked Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and moved a separate bill to split the state into two union territories of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US Pakistan has, however, condemned and rejected the Indian government’s decision and vowed to exercise “all possible options” to counter India’s “illegal” and “unilateral” step. Wells, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs would stay in Pakistan for few days for the talks, according to the US embassy. The US Embassy in Islamabad welcomes Alice Wells, Acting Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia! Looking forward to a great few days during her visit, the embassy tweeted. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls Wells met Minister for State and Frontier Regions Shehryar Afridi and discussed the matters related to Afghan refugees. The visit of US official to Pakistan coincide with the 8th round of talks between Taliban and the US in Doha. The talks aim to chalk out a plan that would cut the US troops’ presence in Afghanistan. The US is asking the Taliban to not use Afghanistan for jihadist groups including Al-Qaeda. Diplomatic sources said that Wells would also hold parleys with Pakistan Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood. Though talks are expected to focus on Afghanistan but the situation of Kashmir will also be discussed, they said. Pakistan Foreign Minister Mahmood Qureshi on Monday said that Pakistan would firmly highlight its stance in meetings with the US delegation and with the International Community at large.last_img read more