WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By News Highland – June 26, 2014 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Twitter Renewed hope as Oisin’s conditions shows some improvement Previous articleHorgan says Harps win is a must against WaterfordNext articleDerry teenager tells how he thought he was going to die during sectarian attack News Highland Google+ Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North The condition of Donegal teenager Oisin Merritt has shown some signs of improvement.The 19 year-old from Stranorlar suffered serious head injuries when he fell while holidaying with friends in Santa Ponsa a fortnight ago.His condition was grave last Friday and Saturday but he then started to improve on Sunday as pressure on his brain began to ease to more manageable levels.He remains in an coma.Oisin plays for the Finn Harps U19 and reserve sides – club officer Aiden Campbell says the latest developments are encouraging:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/acoisinWEB.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.
A team of applied physicists from Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), Princeton, and Brandeis has demonstrated the formation of semipermeable vesicles from inorganic clay.The research, published online this week in the journal Soft Matter, shows that clay vesicles provide an ideal container for the compartmentalization of complex organic molecules.The authors say the discovery opens the possibility that primitive cells may have formed inside inorganic clay microcompartments.“A lot of work, dating back several decades, explores the role of air bubbles in concentrating molecules and nanoparticles to allow interesting chemistry to occur,” says lead author Anand Bala Subramaniam, a doctoral candidate at SEAS.The new research demonstrates that an air bubble covered in clay can easily transform into a water-filled clay vesicle, creating a safe compartment with pores that allow important molecules to enter but not leave.“Clay-armored bubbles” form naturally when platelike particles of montmorillonite collect on the outer surface of air bubbles under water.When the clay bubbles come into contact with simple organic liquids such as ethanol and methanol, which have a lower surface tension than water, the liquid wets the overlapping plates. As the inner surface of the clay shell becomes wet, the disturbed air bubble inside dissolves.The resulting clay vesicle is a strong, spherical shell that creates a physical boundary between the water inside and the water outside. The translucent, cell-like vesicles are resilient enough to protect their contents in an aquatic environment such as the ocean.Microscopic pores in the vesicle walls create a semi-permeable membrane that allows chemical building blocks to enter the “cell,” while preventing larger structures from leaving.Scientists have studied montmorillonite, an abundant clay, for hundreds of years, and the mineral is known to serve as a chemical catalyst, encouraging lipids to form membranes and single nucleotides to join into strands of RNA.Because liposomes and RNA would have been essential precursors to primordial life, Subramaniam and his co-authors suggest that the pores in the clay vesicles could do double duty as both selective entry points and catalytic sites.“The conclusion here is that small fatty acid molecules go in and self-assemble into larger structures, and then they can’t come out,” says principal investigator Howard A. Stone, the Dixon Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton, and a former Harvard faculty member. “If there is a benefit to being protected in a clay vesicle, this is a natural way to favor and select for molecules that can self-organize.”Future research will explore the physical interactions between the platelike clay particles, and between the liquids and the clay. The researchers are also interested in seeing whether these clay vesicles can, indeed, be found in the natural environment today.“Whether clay vesicles played a significant role in the origins of life is of course unknown,” says Subramaniam, “but the fact that they are so robust, along with the well-known catalytic properties of clay, suggests that they may have had some part to play.”Subramaniam and Stone’s co-authors include Jiandi Wan of Princeton University and Arvind Gopinath of Brandeis University.The research was funded by the Harvard Materials Research Science and Engineering Center and supported by the Harvard Center for Brain Science imaging facility.
On his part, Barrister Akinwunmi who is also the chairman of the organising committee of the 2016 Federation’s Cup final described the idea of making Oshoala the Face of the Female Federation Cup as a brilliant innovation and promised to pass the message to the President of the NFF Amaju Pinnick, who he said he was sure would welcome the idea.“When a great thing is about to happen it starts in a small way because people hardly notice. I think the small thing we have done here today is the beginning of something very great,” he said.“First of all, we have Oshoala, coming to give back, it happens only a few times . Secondly, we need an inspiration for young female footballers in Nigeria. She (Oshoala) has offered herself to fill in that role and it’s a very good thing for which the Federation is extremely happy”, Akinwunmi continued.Earlier in his opening remarks, the Chief Executive Officer of HotSports and Chairman HS Media Group, Taye Ige commended the Lagos FA for a well organised hosting of the male and female Federation’s Cup for the past couple of years during which the oldest competition in the land gained enhanced equity in the marketplace and thanked Akinwunmi, the NFF and Asisat Oshoala for accepting to work together to boost the image of female football in Nigeria.“it’s big a boost for female football in Nigeria ultimately. You remember that at every final event of the Federation Cup, the female final is played just as an adjunct of the male event or as a curtain raiser. We think that is not good enough and we that the national Federation should do something about it to enhance the brand called female football again,” Ige said.Hotsports is the official Marketing consultant for the Asisat Oshoala brand.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Arsenal Ladies and Super Falcons ace, Asisat Oshoala is upbeat as Hotsports Nigeria Limited and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) takes their ongoing engagements towards unveiling the 2014 African Women’s Footballer of the Year, the Face of the 2016 Female Federation’s Cup in Nigeria, to the next level.Oshoala, who was home on a short break from her base in London in the course of last week after helping her club Arsenal Ladies win the English Women’s Football FA Cup joined the HotSports team led by CEO Taye Ige in a crucial meeting with the Lagos State Football Association Chairman and NFF 1st Vice President Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi at the State FA secretariat, Onikan Lagos.“I feel truly happy and excited about this. I appreciate the initiative to make me the Face of the 2016 Female Federation Cup and wish to pledge my full cooperation with HotSports, the Nigeria Football Federation and with all concerned to ensure a more exciting and memorable Federation’s Cup this year,” an obviously elated excited Oshoala said.
Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season August 21, 2020 Share Betting without Manchester City:Liverpool 5/4United 5/2Chelsea 5/1Spurs 6/1Arsenal 8/166s bar Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Submit BetVictor has unveiled its ante post handicap markets for the upcoming Premier League season, with it offering 15/1 the field. Champions Manchester City are available on scratch, meaning Guardiola’s side must give their 19 rivals a point start in the market ranging from a 6 point handicap to Liverpool to a 46 point handicap to newly promoted and relegation favourites Cardiff City.BetVictor have also opened a market without champions Manchester City and make Champions League runners up Liverpool the 5/4 favourites. Spokesperson Charlie McCann commented: “The Premier League handicap is one of the most popular antepost markets we have during the domestic football season as customers try and unearth which side is going to overachieve during the season. I would imagine West Ham (+35 points) will be popular having spent in excess of £80m this summer whilst Wolves (+33 points) have also splashed the cash as they make a return to the Premier League.”He also revealed that after a busy transfer window, he believes that both Wolves and West Ham will be two of the best backed sides. Premier League Handicap 2018/19 season – prices from BetVictor each way ¼ odds 1,2,3,4Manchester City (Scratch) 15/1Liverpool (+6) 15/1Manchester United (+8) 15/1Chelsea (+10) 15/1Spurs (+12) 15/1Arsenal (+14) 15/1Everton (+30) 15/1Wolves (+33) 15/1Leicester City (+35) 15/1West Ham (+35) 15/1Soton (+38) 15/1Newcastle (+38) 15/1Palace (+40) 15/1Burnley (+40) 15/1Bournemouth (+40) 15/1Fulham (+42) 15/1Brighton (+42) 15/1Watford (+42) 15/1Huddersfield (+44) 15/1Cardiff City (+46) 15/1 Successful summer leaves Leadstar positive over industry’s recovery August 18, 2020
This week Rushe Fitness gym owner Emmet Rushe gives you three Christmas themed recipes that you can use over the holiday period. One is a starter, one is a main and the other is a side dish. They all have that festive theme and they all taste great.If you use them, be sure to let me know what you think of them. You can get these and more, FREE weekly recipes when you join our Lean 2.0 program that starts on January 6th. Spaces are filling up already, so if you want to get a head start on your January resolutions, click the link below and get on the waiting list now!CLICK HERE NOW!BLINIS WITH HUMMUS & SMOKED SALMONServes 4. WHAT YOU NEED: 1 cup (120g) buckwheat flour1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt1 egg, separated½ cup (125ml) of sparkling water1 tbsp. coconut oil, for frying½ cup (120g) hummus3.5 oz. (100g) smoked salmonblack pepper, to tastehandful parsley, dill or chives, to serveWHAT YOU NEED TO DO: Sieve the buckwheat flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.Beat the egg yolk with almond milk and pour, stirring in the flour. Keep stirring until you have a smooth batter. Beat the egg whites until stiff. Carefully fold into the batter.Heat some oil in a frying pan. Spoon small mounds of batter into the pan and fry on both sides until golden brown on medium heat. Flip them when bubbles come to surface. Brush the blinis with hummus and divide the salmon on top. Grind some pepper and garnish with herbs.STIR-FRIED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH BACONServes 4WHAT YOU NEED: 7 cup (700g) brussels sprouts2 shallots1 tbsp. olive oil4.4 oz. (125g) smoked baconWHAT YOU NEED TO DO: Cut the bottom of the sprouts and remove the outer leaves. Boil them in water for about 8 min. Meanwhile, finely chop the shallots. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the bacon for 5 minutes. Next add in the shallots and cook for another 2 min. Drain the brussels sprouts and add them into the pan, then stir-fry for about 2 min. Season with pepper and salt and serve.ROSEMARY ROAST TURKEY Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 Tbsp. fresh Rosemary, chopped 3kg. Turkey Breast 2 tsp. Sea Salt and Pepper, to tasteDirections: Preheat oven to 325°F. Brush olive oil over turkey breast. Sprinkle rosemary over turkey breast. Season with salt and pepper. Place turkey in roasting pan. Cook for approximately 25 minutes per pound (done when meat thermometer reaches 170°F). Occasionally baste turkey with juices in the pan (especially near the end). Let rest for 10 minutes. Enjoy!! There you have it. Three great recipes that you can use to add flavour to your Christmas meals. Our Rushe Fitness members get recipes like these, every 6-weeks in our Lean2.0 program. So, if you are ready to become the next version of yourself, click the link below to get signed up now. We start on January 6th. #lean2.0CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE WAITING LISTDD Fitness: Festive treats for you to eat was last modified: December 6th, 2019 by Emmet RusheShare 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:emmet rushefestive foodrushe fitness
South Africa can once again be proud of itself as we successfully conclude our fifth democratic elections – the first since the passing of our inspirational and much-loved former president, Nelson Mandela. The elections presented a unique opportunity for all South African citizens to play their part in the democratic process.By using their hard fought-for right to vote, they renewed their commitment to our country’s future development. Brand South Africa is grateful to each citizen for using their vote to make a difference, and for being part of this important and valued democratic process.Over 18-million people, representing 73.42% of those eligible to vote in the country, participated in the election, which was closely watched around the globe. Post-1994 South Africa has always inspired positive change throughout the world, and is of particular interest to those countries looking to achieve their own democratic freedom.IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula said: “As we celebrate two decades of democracy and conclude the 2014 elections, we can affirm democracy is alive and well and thriving in our land.” This positive sentiment was echoed by IEC Deputy Chairperson Terry Tselane, who said the elections had demonstrated the same spirit the country had in 1994, something the nation should be proud of.Both the African Union (AU) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) observer missions congratulated South Africa on a free, fair, transparent and credible election.Building a nationNow that the election is over and the results are known, the work of building a strong, united and competitive nation continues.The journey must ensure a country that is able to deliver on the needs and aspirations of its own citizens, is able to position itself in the global marketplace as an investment destination of choice, and remains a democratic example for others to follow.We should all, as active citizens in South Africa, now look to work together with government and the private sector to play our part in contributing to positive change that will mean a better life for all.The Play Your Part campaign was originally created to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship in the country, lifting the spirit of the nation as a whole by inspiring all South Africans to make a contribution in some way and to bring positive change to our society and to the lives of others.Roadmap for the futureUltimately, if we are to live up to the aspirations and values laid out by those who fought for the freedom we enjoy today, then we all need to become more involved and start making a difference, playing our part in the next phase of South Africa’s growth and development. By doing so, we will become a nation of people who care deeply not just their country, but also care for one another as individuals and for the environment in which we all live.The National Development Plan is South Africa’s widely accepted roadmap to securing the country’s economic future. It requires every citizen and stakeholder, from every sector of society, who has an interest in this exciting new future, to contribute towards building a prosperous nation.As the National Development Plan is now in its implementation phase, the time has never been better to have a shared strategic framework to nurture real growth and development. The National Development Plan provides a dynamic and resilient roadmap, capable of not only unlocking a brighter economic future for all citizens, but also helping to practically eliminate poverty and reduce inequality.The National Development Plan sets out ambitious goals, together with a practical framework, to address South Africa’s most pressing challenges of poverty reduction, job creation, economic growth and transformation. As the implementation process of the NDP gets fully under way, the role of the private sector and civil society in partnering with the government to achieve these goals will become increasingly more critical.By uniting all South Africans under the overarching National Development Plan framework, the combined energies of all the country’s stakeholders and citizens can help to grow a genuinely inclusive economy. We can work together to create a more globally competitive environment, build the necessary human capital and capabilities required for this new and shared economic future, and meaningfully solve the complex problems that we are facing today and in the future.Every citizen from every walk of life can make a difference by playing their part in whatever small way, and contribute to the building of a strong, vibrant and competitive South Africa for the future. Having made our votes count, let us now make our individual efforts count in building a great nation together.Matola is the chief executive of Brand South AfricaFor more information on Play Your Part, see www.playyourpart.co.zaTo read more about South Africa’s National Development Plan, see www.southafrica.info
Communities that are declared Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs) will be carefully assessed to determine the needs and the extent of services to be provided for residents. Story Highlights Communities that are declared Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs) will be carefully assessed to determine the needs and the extent of services to be provided for residents.Deputy Chairman of the ZOSO Social Intervention Committee, Omar Sweeney, says the support will, among other things, enable persons to receive health services and acquire important documents such as birth certificates and national identification (ID), which will enable them to access critical social benefits.He says the assessments and implementation of the social interventions will involve partnership with a wide cross section of stakeholders, who will be mobilised at the national and community levels.The collaboration, he points out, is expected to better enable the Government to deliver the requisite services that meet the needs of a wide cross section of persons in areas declared ZOSOs.The Social Intervention Committee is charged with developing a sustainable development plan, which will include addressing issues relating to health, the environment, social improvement, infrastructural development, education and economic development.This is in keeping with the clear, hold and build strategy, aimed at containing crime while safeguarding the rights of citizens and promoting sustainable community development.Mr. Sweeny notes that the interventions will be undertaken once the joint command of the security forces conducting operations gives that authorisation. This is in order to minimise any impact resulting from the security operations.“So, our plan, once we have been given the go-ahead, is to enter the community and assess the social structure that exists. This will include the demographics (and) the physical environment (including) roads, drains and sanitation structures,” the Deputy Chairman outlines.Mr. Sweeney says that among those that will be targeted are unattached youth who are either unemployed or not enrolled in an institution of learning; young children, particularly those not enrolled in school; the disabled; the elderly; and single mothers.He points out that these demographics are characteristic of underserved communities that are impacted by crime and violence.“So, the idea is to achieve the type of social capital that will allow members of the communities to secure their welfare. So, you’re talking about a community that has their youth engaged… where persons are gainfully employed… and the physical environment is not affected by public health issues,” the Deputy Chairman says.Mr. Sweeney tells JIS News that the assessments will determine the extent to which interventions are implemented over the short, medium and long term and also the degree to which institutions undertaking these are established in the communities.Several of the services that are to be provided in the Zones were recently delivered to residents of Mount Salem in St. James, where the first ZOSO is in effect.At a two-day community fair, residents benefited from free medical and dental services, while a number of agencies were on hand to process important documents.These included the Registrar General’s Department (RGD), HEART/NTA, National Youth Service (NYS), Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), and the Ministry of National Security and its agencies.Mr. Sweeney says the assessment for Mount Salem has commenced, noting that the Social Intervention Committee and its partners were able to utilise information that agencies such as the Social Development Commission (SDC) and the JSIF collated on the community over the years, to organise the fair.He notes that the Committee and joint security forces command, which have been working closely since the Mount Salem ZOSO was declared by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness on September 1, were able to reach a consensus on the need to stage the event.Mr. Sweeny, who is also Managing Director of JSIF, says the social interventions to be undertaken in Mount Salem are expected to serve as the blueprint for similar activities in other communities.The engagements, he said, will be enriched by the involvement of the JCF through the police youth clubs as well as private-sector stakeholders.“In fact, members (of the private sector) are already calling and expressing an interest in getting involved. So, we will certainly engage them at the appropriate time to get their inputs,” he adds.Meanwhile, Mr. Sweeney is expressing confidence that long-term positive outcomes, such as community empowerment and development and reduced crime and violence, which are anticipated from the implementation of the ZOSOs, will materialise and redound to the benefit of the residents and country in general.“We aren’t trying to achieve something that doesn’t (already) exist… as it does in hundreds of communities across Jamaica. But the idea is to have a collaborative government response that will enable the people (in adversely affected areas) to develop the capacity to really maintain the peace in their communities.“I am pleased to be a part of the programme and I am confident that the other Committee members, when they are named, will also support it,” Mr. Sweeny tells JIS News. Deputy Chairman of the ZOSO Social Intervention Committee, Omar Sweeney, says the support will, among other things, enable persons to receive health services and acquire important documents such as birth certificates and national identification (ID), which will enable them to access critical social benefits. Mr. Sweeney tells JIS News that the assessments will determine the extent to which interventions are implemented over the short, medium and long term and also the degree to which institutions undertaking these are established in the communities.
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 30, 2016 – The duo has resigned they say under duress and advised Magnetic Media today that there will be a report filed with the Integrity Commission due to the alleged, interference of Minister for Communications, George Lightbourne with the radio talk show, Expressions on government owned, RTC.Audley Astwood said he and Jermaine Fulford decided to resign due to the phone calls made in at least two instances allegedly by the Minister, reportedly taking exception to the content of the show.Astwood said the alleged interference infringes on freedom of speech and reeks of what he termed, political bullying.There was no Expressions Talk show on air today; Audley Astwood admitted that he did not know if he and Jermaine Fulford were fired from the program for which they are not paid, but explained there were technical problems since Monday which would have inhibited a broadcast today anyhow.On Monday, the two were reportedly told not to return. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
The structure of the two-photon absorption material (left) and the variation of the convex shape depending on the irradiation time of a laser light (right). Credit: TechOn! This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Fujifilm will introduce 1TB optical disc in 2015 (2012, November 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-11-fujifilm-1tb-optical-disc.html More information: www.fujifilm.com/about/researc … /ff_rd056_005_en.pdf techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/ … 20121113/250732/?P=2 © 2012 Phys.org Explore further (Phys.org)—Fujifilm is working on a new recording method for optical discs. It has developed the new method through the use of two-photon absorption in order to generate heat, and the report in TechOn! notes that this two-photon method is suited for multilayer discs. As the reaction caused by two-photon absorption can be limited to the small area of the focal point of a laser light, it is possible to increase the number of recording layers. The nuance is that Fujifilm has combined a two-photon absorption method with a “heat-mode recording” method. The latter refers to technology that makes the most of a phenomenon where a change is caused by applying a laser light with a high energy density to instantaneously increase the temperature of a minute area of a recording material. Two-photon absorption refers to the simultaneous absorption of two photons of identical or different frequencies to excite a molecule from one state to a higher energy electronic state. According to Fujifilm, the procedure can bring about a recording density of 25 Gbytes per layer, the equivalent to the recording density of a Blu-ray Disc (BD), in addition to 20 layers per side of a disc. A double-sided optical disc with a 1TB storage capacity is possible. Fujifilm foresees bringing a 1TB optical disc to market in 2015. Fujifilm simplified the manufacturing process by using “web coating” to form the recording, ultraviolet curable resin and adhesive material layers and sticking them together. With BD, spin coating and sputtering are needed for each layer.”It takes 147 seconds to form a four-layer BD,” the company said. “With our method, it takes only 58 seconds to form eight layers.”Overall, Fujifilm said that the new disc’s manufacture will be cheaper than BD discs currently available. The two-photon absorption disc has a cost as low as that of a magnetic tape. A company spokesperson said that, “We will continue the development of the disc with help from drive makers.”This new recording method potentially will realize a 15-Tbyte disc. “In the future, it will be possible to realize a 15-Tbyte optical disc (25 Gbytes/layer x 3 (eight values) x 100 layers x 2 (two sides),” Fujifilm said.Fujifilm was scheduled to discuss its latest results at the International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition 2012 in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, which wound down over the weekend. This year’s event was described as focusing on “the next technological innovations beyond digitalization.” Fujifilm Introduces DVD+R Double Layer Media; New Technology Doubles Existing DVD Recording Capacity to 8.5 GB