first_imgDEAN RACES HOME IN FIRSTBY PATSY McGONAGLE: Nothing better than coming home in front when the race is in your home town . Thats the neat story from club member local man student at Lyit Dean Toland as he raced to victory in St Johnston in the opening event in the Lifford 5k Series.The local athlete who in fact had won the corrresponding event in 2012 came home in 16.23 with Foyle Valley’s Adrian Mc Gowan second in 16.51. Dean has to build on this victory.There is another in the series in Raphoe this Sunday again the organisers welcome pre entry as we in Finn Valley do for our Series that kicks off Feb 17th. It’s an education process getting the many thousands of people out there walking/running to pre enter when that opportunity is available. In this case please hit re Feb 17th where its an 11 am startOisin Gallen will have gained immensely from his exposure to international competition in Celtic x country u 17 ,Cardiff at the weekend finishing in the thirties.Sarah Collins has returned to US this week and will run a few indoor races with her main emphasis Q for European juniors in the Summer.This Saturday its War Memorial x country in Lurgan with Indoor AAI Games in new indoor facility Athlone I T Sunday. A reminder that the floodlit meeting at Finn Valley kicks off Wed Jan 30th registration from 6pm an opportunity to engage in competition pre indoor champ season comes round . All North West clubs have beeen notified. ATHLETICS: PATSY McGONAGLE’S FINN VALLEY AC NEWS was last modified: January 21st, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:ATHLETICS: PATSY McGONAGLE’S FINN VALLEY AC NEWSlast_img read more


first_imgA CABINET Minister has described the Donegal County Museum as ‘the best in Ireland’ during a speech to politicians.Gaeltacht and Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan was speaking to members of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly at a dinner function at the Rosapenna Hotel on Monday night.Politicians from throughout the islands were holding their bi-annual convention and body chairman and local TD Joe McHugh hosted dinner at the Downings hotel, a dinner paid for entirely through sponsorship. Mr Deenihan was speaking to the guests about the peace process and building relationships between all the residents on these islands.“I was at the Donegal County Museum today where they have the most wonderful exhibition on both the county’s role in the Great War and on the 17,000 people in Donegal who signed the Ulster Covenant,” said the Minister.“It was a fantastic display and I would recommend that everyone goes to Letterkenny to see it.“Donegal is years ahead of everyone else when it comes to diversity, dealing with the past and recognising all traditions. “The work of the county museum is the best in Ireland when it comes to that,” he added.   DONEGAL COUNTY MUSEUM ‘BEST IN IRELAND’ SAYS MINISTER was last modified: March 5th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DONEGAL COUNTY MUSEUM ‘BEST IN IRELAND’ SAYS MINISTERlast_img read more

Fair polls possible under existing system CEC Huda

first_imgCEC KM Nurul Huda speaks at a press conference at EC secretariat on Thursday. Photo: Prothom AloThe chief election commissioner (CEC), KM Nurul Huda, on Thursday said the election commission can neither force the government to install a supportive poll-time government nor to dissolve parliament before dissolution.“The EC holds the elections under the laws which were enacted by the governments in place. So, the commission has no scope go beyond that legal framework. The EC can force the government neither to install a supportive poll-time government nor to dissolve parliament before elections,” said the CEC.CEC Huda was briefing newsmen about the recently held dialogue with political parties and other groups, at the commission secretariat in Agargaon of the capital.Read more: There’s no democracy from 1975 to 1977: CEC HudaIn reply to a question how the EC would be able to hold a free and fair election as elections are practically conducted by DCs and SPs once the schedule is announced and given the fact the people in the grassroots administration show their allegiance to the government, not to the EC, CEC Huda said he didn’t agree with the proposition that the commission doesn’t have the control over the local administration.“All of the officials and employees of the executive and of the judiciary in some cases are constitutionally bound to assist the election commission during the polls,” said Nurul Huda.  When his attention was drawn to the fact that none of the general elections held under a partisan government since its liberation has been dubbed credible in Bangladesh, the CEC insisted that his commission would be able to keep control over the administration during the next polls.In response to a supplementary question, the CEC said there is no need of changing existing laws to hold a fair election. “A fair election is possible if existing laws are applied duly.”Asked if the commission would take any initiative to reach a consensus among all the political parties over the next general election, the CEC replied in the negative. “We’ve no such plan, because political crisis should be solved politically.”About the proposal for deploying army with magistracy power, the CEC said the commission would take a decision in this connection later. “We’ll take a decision depending on the situation that evolves during the elections.”In reply to a question about dissolution of parliament before the election, CEC Huda said, “These are constitutional affairs. We cannot change the constitution. It’s a matter of political decision.”Referring to elections held under different types of governments like caretaker government and military ones, he said, “The EC holds the elections the way the governments in place entrusted it through legal provisions.”Asked if the EC considers bringing BNP to elections a challenge, he said, “It’s not a challenge; we rather hope that all political parties including BNP will join the polls.”In reply to another questioner, the CEC said Huda iterated that Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) founder and late president Ziaur Rahman restored multiparty democracy in the country.He said the commission will prepare a book containing some 400 recommendations put forth by all political parties during the dialogue and then it will be sent to all political parties.last_img read more

Man Arrested in Museum Founders Death

first_imgBy AFRO StaffThe founder of Baton Rouge’s African American history museum died of suffocation and her death was a homicide, a coroner ruled Monday, as residents of Louisiana’s capital city struggled to come to terms with the slaying of the well-respected, 75-year-old community leader.East Baton Rouge Coroner Beau Clark released preliminary autopsy results that show Sadie Roberts-Joseph was suffocated before her body was found in the trunk of a car Friday. The results indicated the beloved community leader died from “traumatic asphyxia, including suffocation.”Baton Rouge area law enforcement officials including BRPD Chief Murphy Paul, at lectern, announce the arrest of Ronn Jermaine Bell, 38, shown on monitor at right, Tuesday July 16, 2019 in the recent murder of community activist and Baton Rouge African-American History Museum founder Sadie Roberts-Joseph. (Travis Spradling/The Advocate via AP)Ronn Jermaine Bell, 37, a convicted sex offender, was taken into custody Tuesday on a charge of first-degree murder, according to News also reported Bell was living in one of the homes Roberts-Joseph was renting out and it is believed he was several months behind in rent payments, police said. Authorities estimated Bell owed Roberts-Joseph $1,200.Roberts-Joseph founded the Baton Rouge African American Museum in 2001. It features a 1953 bus that visitors can board to learn more about the Baton Rouge bus boycott of that year. They can also learn about three different types of cotton grown in the museum’s garden, and learn more about African-American contributions in areas such as inventions and art.Denise Marcelle, a state representative and former member of the council that governs Baton Rouge, had known Roberts-Joseph for years. They worked together on Juneteenth celebrations which commemorate the end of slavery.“She was just a very likeable person and that is why the community is so outraged,” Marcelle said. “It’s really a shock to the entire Baton Rouge community. It’s just a shock.”Police said numerous leads came in from community residents and helped police identify and arrest Bell in the slaying,” reported.“On behalf of the family of Sadie Roberts-Joseph we would like to express our sincere appreciation to all of the entities that came together in this tragedy to bring this person to justice,” Roberts-Joseph’s daughter, Angela Machen, said during a news conference earlier this week.“All my mother ever wanted was for this community to come together. It’s ironic that that happened in her death,” Machen said.The Baton Rouge Police Department announced Saturday that Roberts-Joseph’s body had been discovered Friday. Sgt. L’Jean Mckneely Jr. said Monday that she’d been discovered in the trunk of her own vehicle.“The Baton Rouge Police Department joins the community in mourning the loss of Ms. Sadie Roberts-Joseph. Ms. Sadie was a tireless advocate of peace in the community,” the department said in a Facebook post Saturday.“We had opportunities to work with her on so many levels. From assisting with her bicycle giveaway at the African American Museum to working with the organization she started called CADAV. (Community Against Drugs and Violence) Ms. Sadie is a treasure to our community, she will be missed by BRPD and her loss will be felt in the community she served,” the post said.###Associated Press Writer Rebecca Santana also contributed to this story.last_img read more

Research efforts yielding major advances in understanding immunological memory

first_img(—Two teams of researchers both working in the U.S. have announced new breakthroughs in better understanding how immunological memory works. Both teams have published their findings in the journal Nature. The first team, made up of members from several academic institutions across the country, describe their study of part of the process by which bacteria fend off secondary viral attacks. The second team, with Rockefeller University, describes a system they devised for in vitro study of immunological memory at the bacterial level. Ido Yosef and Udi Qimron with Tel Aviv University offer a News and Views piece on the work done by the two teams in the same journal issue. Escherichia coli. Credit: Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, NIH More information: Paper 1: Integrase-mediated spacer acquisition during CRISPR–Cas adaptive immunity, Nature (2015) DOI: 10.1038/nature14237Paper 2: Cas9 specifies functional viral targets during CRISPR–Cas adaptation, Nature (2015) DOI: 10.1038/nature14245News and Views: Microbiology: How bacteria get spacers from invaders, Nature (2015) DOI: 10.1038/nature14204 Bacterial immune system has a better memory than expected Explore further Citation: Research efforts yielding major advances in understanding immunological memory (2015, February 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from In humans and many other animals, part of the work of immunity involves storing information about previous viral or bacterial attacks so those of the same type can be more easily thwarted in the future. Until very recently, scientists believed this “memory” type of immunity was unique to vertebrates. Over the past few years, researchers have found this assumption to be false—they have found, as one example, that bacteria too have immunological memory that helps them fight off viral infections.To remember viral infections, bacteria grab short snippets of its DNA during an attack—the snippets are called protospacers and make their way into bacterium DNA. Once entrenched they are called clustered regularly interspaced short pallindronic repeats (CRISPRs)—as a group they are referred to as spacers. The researchers with the first effort sought to uncover how it is that spacers are “chosen” by an individual bacterium in such a way as to prevent damage to its own sequences as pieces are cleaved to allow for retention. They found that a protein called Cas9 drives the selection process.To learn more about how the immune system works, in all species, studies are done both in vitro and in vivo. Most work done to date at the bacterial level has been conducted in vivo. The team at RU has developed a system whereby future research using an in vitro approach can be used—it is based on E. coli memorizing proteins.Learning more about how the immune system works in simple organisms allows researchers to uncover some of the basic properties involved, which hopefully can be applicable to those in larger organisms, such as human beings. Journal information: Nature 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. © 2015 Phys.orglast_img read more

Rep Miller joins law enforcement officers for Michigan House Sept 11 ceremony

first_imgPHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis was joined by local law enforcement officers for the Michigan House’s Sept. 11 Memorial Service. Pictured from left are St. Joseph County Capt. Jason Bingaman, St. Joseph County Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite, Rep. Miller, and Sturgis Director of Public Safety Geoff Smith. The observance held Sept. 6 at the state Capitol memorializes Michigan first responders and military members who died in the line of duty in the past year. Categories: Miller News,News 07Sep Rep. Miller joins law enforcement officers for Michigan House Sept. 11 ceremonylast_img read more