Residents in Finn Valley on high alert over suspicious vehicles

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Residents in Finn Valley on high alert over suspicious vehicles Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp People in the wider Finn Valley area are being warned to be on the lookout for a number of vehicles acting suspiciously.A white Toyota Hiace van with a partial registration SK and ECO written on the side has been sighted in Killygordon in recent days.Meanwhile a dark Peugeot car has been also reported acting suspiciously in the area today.The warnings have been issued via text alert by the Gardai and anyone with information is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station.Local Cllr. Patrick McGowan says it’s further proof that the text alert scheme is invaluable:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter By News Highland – November 3, 2017 Google+center_img Google+ Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articlePope Francis considering letting married men enter priesthoodNext articleUSL 20-Man Squad confirmed for FAI Intermediate Inter-League Tournament News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

Another big game from James Yap lifts Rain or Shine past NorthPort

first_imgYap finished with 19 points, joining Beau Belga as Rain or Shine’s top scorers. Raymond Almazan finally got his scoring groove back, tallying 14. Nambatac and Maverick Ahanmisi both chimed in 11.Stanley Pringle had 34 points for the Batang Pier. Sean Anthony also contributed greatly on the scoring department, finishing the game with 22 markers.“Come Sunday, we play in the first game, the time for us to study them is short,” said Garcia ahead of his squad’s showdown with league-leading Phoenix who they face this Sunday.“They played well. They beat NLEX by just a point today and they’re now 5-0,” he added. “It’s going be a tough game with both teams playing hard today.”NorthPort, for its part, slid to a 2-2 record in the standings ahead of its meeting against  Phoenix.ADVERTISEMENT Rey Nambatac picked up the scoring cudgels and contributed from the charity stripe before Mark Borboran dealt the final blow and formalized the Painters’ fifth victory in six outings.“We hit big shots,” said Rain or Shine mentor Caloy Garcia. “James hit big shots, Nambatac carried us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesGarcia went on to commend Borboran who he said “changed the complexion of the game.”“Practically, those guys who played in the end gave us this win,” he added. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations MOST READ Lady Chiefs forces winner-take-all Game 3 in NCAA volleyball finals LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The Scores:Rain or Shine 107 – Yap 19, Belga 19, Torres 16, Almazan 14, Ahanmisi 11, Nambatac 11, Borboran 6, Norwood 4, Daquioag 3, Rosales 2, Mocon 2, Ponferada 0.NorthPort 100 – Pringle 34, Anthony 22, Tautuaa 16, Bolick 9, Lanete 7, Guinto 6, Gabayni 4, Grey 2, Elorde 0, Sollano 0, Taha 0, Arana 0.Quarters: 28-25, 53-59, 79-89, 107-100.RELATED VIDEO ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rain or Shine drew another vintage performance from James Yap in it narrow victory over NorthPort, 107-100, in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Friday night at Mall of Asia Arena.Yap, who has been the spearhead of the ElastoPainters’ offense in its past exploits, knocked down a step-back triple over BatangPier’s Paolo Taha to put his squad ahead, 102-100, with roughly three minutes left to play.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Batra set to be elected as IOA chief, Mehta Secy-Gen

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 13 (PTI) International Hockey Federation (FIH) chief Narinder Batra is set to be elected as the president of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) during its Annual General Body Meeting, here tomorrow.Besides Batra, incumbent secretary general Rajeev Mehta is to be re-elected for a second term.Batras election to the top post for a four year term will be a formality though technically there will be a contest against former All India Tennis Association (AITA) president Anil Khanna, who withdrew from the poll after the due date.Interestingly, Khanna, who is the incumbent treasurer, did not withdraw before the deadline of December 3 but informed the Election Commission on December 7 that he will not contest the polls and will support Batra for the top job.He said he was withdrawing his candidature to “keep the IOA family united”.Indian Weightlifting Federation president Birendra Baishya was also initially in the fray for the post of President but later pulled out of the race.Earlier in the day, the Delhi High Court refused to interfere with the IOA elections after advocate and well-known sports activist Rahul Mehra sought an interim stay on the poll process on the ground that it was being held in violation of the sports code.The bench also clarified that the election process and its result will be subject to the final outcome of the application pending before this court.Batra will thus become one of the few sports administrators who heads an important international federation as well as a National Olympic Committee.advertisementMeanwhile, Mehta was the lone candidate for the post of the secretary general and will be declared elected for the same post tomorrow in the AGM of the IOA.Initially, there was some uncertainty whether Batra will be eligible to contest for the post of the president but the doubts were cleared after Returning Officer S K Mendiratta ruled that those persons who were members of the Executive Councils of 2012-14 and 2014-17 can stand for the top post.Later, a Special General Body Meeting held on November 29 passed a resolution which, in effect, was the same as the ruling of the RO.Batra was a member of the Executive Council of 2012-14 when the IOA was under suspension for allowing chargeframed persons in the election process. He was initially an associate member of the Executive Council of 2014-17 (not a full member) but later resigned from that also.All the other posts will have elections with the IOA Electoral College set to vote through secret ballot.Jharkhand Olympic Association chief R K Anand will have a straight fight against former Kabaddi Federation of India president Janardhan Singh Ghelot for the lone post of senior vice-president.There will be a three-cornered contest for the post of treasurer among Anandeshwar Pandey, Mukesh Kumar and Rakesh Gupta.For the eight posts of vice-presidents, 12 are in the fray, including the likes of Virendra Nanavati, Athletics Federation of India president Adille Sumariwalla, Luge Federation of India chief Karan Chautala and former BJP National Council member Sudhanshu Mittal.Nine candidates are also in the fray for the six posts of joint secretaries while 15 will contest for the 10 other members of the Executive Council.The total members of the electoral college is 184, including two IOA Athletes Commission members — P T Usha and Rajeev Tomar. Out of these, 116 are from the National Sports Federations and remaining from the state Olympic associations. Each NSF has maximum of three voters while each state Olympic unit has two voters.There is a possibility that International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Olympic Council from Asia (OCA) may not send any observer for the elections as it has been a smooth poll process so far. The government though is sending an observer during the polls which will be held after all the other proceedings of the AGM are over. PTI PDS SSC SSClast_img read more

SLB Loan Repayments to be Deducted at Source

first_imgAmendments are to be made to the legislation pertaining to the Students Loan Bureau (SLB), to facilitate deductions at source, to ensure that loans are repaid by borrowers.However, in the interim, employers in the public sector will be authorized to deduct payments from employees who have outstanding loans with the SLB and remit these to the Bureau.This was disclosed by Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips,as he opened the 2013/14 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on April 18, under the theme: ‘Restoring Hope – Expanding Opportunity’.“Employers in the private sector are being encouraged to facilitate these deductions from the salaries of their employees as their contribution to the effort to expand opportunities to our young people who are unable to access tertiary education without the help of the SLB,” the Minister added.Dr. Phillips also noted that the recent introduction of a Credit Bureau should help in reducing the high delinquency rate, as the credit worthiness of persons will be recorded for future transactions.Meanwhile, the Minister emphasized that it is critical that tertiary institutions periodically review the types of programmes and courses offered to determine their relevance to the market needs.He said this will assist students in getting jobs on graduation and as such, will be able to repay their loans, so that the demand on government for funding can be reduced.Over the last six years demand for students’ loans has increased, with the number moving from 6,600 in 2007 to 16,600 in 2012, and this is projected to increase to over 20,000 for the upcoming academic year.This increased demand, coupled with the annual increase in tuition costs by tertiary institutions, has resulted in significantly increased pressure on the limited resources of the SLB to meet the growing demand, which is estimated to reach $20 billion in the 2015/16 financial year.Of this amount, inflows of approximately $12 billion will be sourced between now and 2015/16 from the recent increase in Education Tax and from loan repayments.“This will still leave a shortfall of approximately $8 billion for the period,” Dr. Phillips noted.He informed that for the 2013/14 academic year, approximately $4.9 billion is required to fully cover the projected demand, which will be financed by the Education tax and loan inflows from the Caribbean Development Bank.“The SLB is (also) engaged in discussions with private sector financial institutions to induce their participation in funding the demand for tertiary education. These discussions are progressing well and the details are being worked out as to the terms and conditions of the private sector’s participation in this undertaking. Once this is finalized, the SLB will be in a position to determine the extent to which further funding may be available,” Dr. Phillips said.By Latonya Linton, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

Researchers feed white blood cells microlasers causing them to produce light

first_img Citation: Researchers feed white blood cells micro-lasers causing them to produce light (2015, July 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from A team of researchers working at the University of St Andrews in Scotland has found a way to place a laser inside a living human cell. In their paper published in the journal Nano Letters, the team describes their technique and the ways in which the new procedure may be used for future medical applications. 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. Explore further Journal information: Nano Letters More information: Nano Lett., Article ASAP DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b02491 New discovery sheds light on research tool © 2015 Scientists have been working with lasers based on single cells for a number of years, but until now, all of them required optical resonators that were actually larger than the cell—in this new effort the researchers used a resonator so small that it was able to fit inside the cell. The point of such research is to create fluorescing cells in living organisms, which would allow researchers to track them as they go about their business, and that would offer insight into such things as how cancer cells get their start.In this new effort, the researchers have expanded on prior research where green fluorescent proteins (normally found in jellyfish) were introduced into human cells and then light was amplified using a resonant cavity. In this new work, cells were coaxed into “swallowing” a whispering gallery mode micro-resonator, which forms a tiny bubble inside the cell—a fluorescent dye inside the resonator grows excited when hit with a laser beam causing the light to bounce around inside the bubble which causes it to be amplified. The result is light emitted at a different wavelength, i.e. a tiny implanted laser. The color that is emitted depends on the size of the bubble and refractive index.Because the procedure allows for modifying large numbers of cells, and because the light is emitted for a protracted period of time (days or weeks), the researchers believe that it might be used for distinguishing and tracking cells over a prolonged period of time inside of a living organism, potentially giving researchers a means for performing intracellular sensing, adaptive imaging and perhaps actually watching the process by which tumor cells grow.Thus far, the technique has only been used on cells living in a Petri dish, but the team is hopeful that further research will lead to a cell tracking system for test animals, and then perhaps eventually, for humans.last_img read more