The team held its bonding day on Saturday, mainly to bring all sports men and women of the Province together.“Bonding meaning that we are together, united,” said the provincial youth and sports representative, Philip Tale.“We are one big family who will represent this province,” added the deputy team manager, Alois ToBata.The occasion on Saturday became an opportune time for the Team ENB management officials to give the sports men and women their expectations of them, as well as share with them words of encouragement.Their aim was to get the team focused and ready for the 2016 PNG Games in November. Team ENB is prepared to improve in all sporting codes this year.“We are the team to beat. There is no reason why we can’t win these games,” said ToBata.Athletes were warned that strict disciplinary measures will be taken in tackling problems amongst athletes.ENB will be sending a total of 600 athletes to participate in 17 sporting codes. Sending the entire team to Kimbe would cost a total of K2.5 million; K1.9 million of which the provincial government will provide. The management team now has been tasked with the responsibility of raising and or securing another K600,000.Another two briefings will be held, similar to the one which was held last Friday.The second briefing is scheduled for next Friday and will be held at the Vunapope Archdiocese Hall.Between the times scheduled for the second and third briefing, Tale told athletes that the management team will also be taking time to personally approach the different sporting codes to have talks with them.The short program began with a word of prayer that was led by Nevill Aporo and ended with a team chain prayer.(Team ENB during their chain prayer on Saturday.)
A bike shop owner threatened to contact the tax office to tell them a woman was not using her bike to travel to work.Adrian Gallagher of Gallagher Cycles in Lifford, was taken to the small claims court by special needs assistant Helena Witherow. Ms Witherow had claimed that just hours after paying €699 for a bike on the Cycle to Work scheme it did not work properly.She took Mr Gallagher to court seeking a refund for the bike.Ms Witherow told the court that she had brought the bike back to the Lifford-based bicycle distributor numerous times over problems with both the front and back gears.Mr Gallagher initially told her that it would simply take her a while to get used to the bike.The situation continued and Ms Witherow decided to take a friend’s bike on the same route she was used to cycling and it worked fine.Letterkenny Courthouse (North West Newspix)She brought the bike to two other bicycle shops and they pointed out a number of defects but said they were repairable.Mr Gallagher had taken the bike in to repair it on a number of occasions but the problems with the gears persisted.As well as the gears slipping when she cycled uphill, Ms Witherow also said the gears were making a grinding noise.Ms Witherow said she had bought the particular bike on Mr Gallagher’s recommendation, saying it was a €1,000 bike but had purchased it for €699 because of the Government-backed scheme in place.She added that as the problems escalated she told Mr Gallagher that she did not want the bike and that is when the Facebook messages between them became nasty.She claimed he threatened her that he was going to have to tell the tax man that she was not using the bike for cycling to work.Giving evidence Mr Gallagher said that the problems Ms Witherow encountered were common.He claimed he had offered her a replacement bike but she was not happy with this.“The first few months of having a bike gear slipping is normal.”“She was in a few times about the gear slipping. I have this on a weekly basis. I knew she wanted a better-end bike.“I offered her a direct replacement or a replacement bike, price for price but she said she wasn’t happy with that.“I did offer to get any parts she wanted replaced but that was refused,” he said.Judge Paul Kelly said he was finding in favour of Ms Witherow on a number of grounds.He said Mr Gallagher did not challenge Ms Witherow on her evidence that the bike was not functioning properly and said the bike shop owner did not make a real effort to address the problem.Adding that it seemed there was a problem with the bike, he found that Mrs Witherow was entitled to a full refund of €699 once the bike was returned to Mr Gallagher.Businessman threatened to go to taxman in row over faulty bike was last modified: November 9th, 2018 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:courtdonegalGallagher CyclesLifford
Midwest Radio is now the most popular local radio station in Ireland, the station has said today.“The latest JNLR figures reveal that for the first time in our 25-year history, Midwest Radio has surpassed all other stations – including Highland Radio in Donegal – to claim the top rating,” said Midwest Radio’s Managing Director Paul Claffey.“Midwest Radio’s listenership is now at 62% during weekdays, while our market share has increased to 60% – which relates to the amount of time people stay listening to the station. “We are delighted to claim the number one spot during the station’s 25th anniversary year.” HIGHLAND LOSES ‘MOST POPULAR STATION’ TITLE TO MIDWEST RADIO was last modified: November 11th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Highland RadioJNLRMidwest Radioratings
LOST: Can you help reunite this rabbit with his pet owners?The rabbit was found by Suzan Johnston in her garden in Gortlee yesterday evening. The friendly little rabbit has happily spent the day exploring Suzan’s garden but she is keen to help find the pet rabbit’s owners. She has contacted Donegal Daily to ask readers to share the post on their social media timelines in an effort to hopefully find the owners.If anyone has any information on who may own the rabbit you can contact Donegal Daily via our Facebook page. CAN YOU HELP RE-LOCATE LOST PET RABBIT WITH OWNERS was last modified: July 10th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsNotices
MIAMI — Regardless of how the Giants’ next two games unfold, they’ll leave Miami with the guarantee they won’t have the worst record in the National League.At this early juncture of the season, however, the Giants’ 21-32 record may not be the best indication of how poorly they’ve played of late.San Francisco opened a three-game series on Tuesday with a 3.5-game lead over the Marlins in the National League standings, but it didn’t take long for Miami to pass the Giants in another key …
18 February 2009ArcelorMittal South Africa is to build 10 new schools over seven years at a cost of R250-million, the first being a new primary school in the township of Mamelodi outside Pretoria.Mamelodi Primary is scheduled for completion by the end of the year, and the remaining nine schools, two in the Eastern Cape and one each in the rest of the provinces, will be built to guidelines provided by the Department of Education.South African firstIn a first for South Africa, Mamelodi Primary School will be built using insulated panels technology, which relies heavily on steel as a building material. It can withstand extreme weather conditions, is fire-resistant and 10 times faster to erect than using conventional building technologies.“The role and participation of the private sector is critical to the success of our quest to provide resources to our schools,” Education Minister Naledi Pandor said at the sod-turning ceremony in Mamelodi earlier this month.“Public-private partnerships are important in order that basic services reach all communities.”She voiced her department’s support for such initiatives, saying that they improved the quality of the education system, while also being an investment in the country’s future.“This donation clearly illustrates the commitment of our business community to education,” she said.Investing in education, training and skillsFor ArcelorMittal, the Mamelodi project is part of its strategy of investing heavily in education, training and skills development. This includes promoting maths and science at high schools, an extensive bursary programme for artisans, engineers and other technical skills, and upgrading the skills of its own employees.The investment not only ensures that the company has a pool of skilled resources for its own operations, but also towards addressing the country’s skills shortage in general.ArcelorMittal is one of the companies that have committed themselves to producing more artisans than they needs for its own businesses, as part of the government’s Jipsa programme.“ArcelorMittal is focused on developing a strong mathematics, science and technology culture amongst schools,” said ArcelorMittal South Africa CEO Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita.“The company’s array of education initiatives is geared towards improving education within targeted communities, promoting scientific literacy and enhancing performance at secondary school level in order to benefit the wider economy.”Centres of science, excellenceOver the past three years, ArcelorMittal has invested some R22-million in a Science Centre and a Centre of Excellence in a renovated teacher’s college in Sebokeng township near Vanderbijlpark in the Vaal Triangle.The centre offers facilities for both learners and educators to upgrade their knowledge of science, mathematics and information technology (IT), and is offered to 43 secondary schools in Gauteng province’s Sedibeng West District.In December last year, the steel maker signed a memorandum of understanding with the Western Cape Department of Education for the development of a science centre in the Vredenburg and Saldanha Bay area at an estimated cost of R6-million, to be operational by the second half of 2009.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
A cross-section of steel armoured cable,manufactured by Tyco Telecommunications.This specific type of cable is installed onthe ocean floor. (Image: Seacom) The current status of the various Africanundersea cable systems.(Image: Many Possibilities)Janine ErasmusBroadband in Africa has received another boost, with the signing in April 2009 of a formal agreement to build the high-speed submarine West African Cable System.Hot on the heels of a number of other sub-Saharan cable systems, which are all due to come into operation between 2009 and 2011, the West African Cable System (Wacs) received the green light when the agreement was signed in Johannesburg by an international consortium of telecommunications operators.The agreement lays out terms for the construction and maintenance of the R5.5-billion (US$600-million) submarine fibre-optic cable. A supply contract was signed at the same time, which puts the cable well on track for switch-on in February 2011.Partners in the venture include Angola Telecom, British-owned Cable & Wireless, Telecom Namibia, Portugal Telecom, Congo’s Sotelco, Togo Telecom, and South African companies MTN, Telkom, Vodacom, state-owned Broadband Infraco, and Tata Communications through Neotel.The new system will operate on the open access principle – that is, any service provider may use the system, which will increase competition between providers, to the ultimate advantage of the end user.Paris-based Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks will supply the 14 000km system, including all associated landing points.Vodacom chair Pieter Uys described the cable as a significant African and global investment that will have ample capacity to serve the region’s international connectivity needs for many years to come.Connecting Africa with the worldRunning up the west coast of Africa from South Africa to the UK, Wacs will make landfall in Cape Town, Namibia, Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Canary Islands, Cameroon, Nigeria, Togo, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Cape Verde and Portugal before reaching its final destination in the UK.Namibia, Congo, Togo and the Democratic Republic of Congo have never before been connected to a global submarine network.West Africa currently receives its bandwidth through the existing SAT-3 cable but this has been expensive for users because the controlling consortium, South Africa’s Telkom, has used its monopolistic position to keep prices high. The 3.8 terabit/second Wacs cable will offer users a high-capacity, low-cost alternative.A number of other cable systems are due to come into operation within the next few years. The East African Submarine Cable System (EASSy, at 1Tb/s), Sea Cable System (Seacom, at 1.3Tb/s), Nigeria’s Glo-1 (640Gb/s), the East Africa Marine System (Teams, at 120Gb/s), and Main One (1.9Tb/s) are all currently in various stages of construction.Of these, only Glo-1 and Main One will serve West Africa. Seacom and Main One are being built by Tyco Telecommunications, and in addition to Wacs, Alcatel has scooped the tenders for EASSy, Teams and Glo-1.Wacs is due for completion in 2011, while Main One is due to go live around May 2010 and EASSy one month later. With Seacom, Teams and Glo-1 switching on in 2009, the next few years will see connectivity in Africa soar.This increased connectivity and competition will result in prices tumbling, according to Seacom president Brian Herlihy. “Prices are now already coming down and are set to become a fraction of what they once were.”In December 2008 France Telecom and its key brand Orange announced the construction of a West African undersea cable named Ace (African coast to Europe) in partnership with 14 other operators. The 12 000km cable will connect Gabon to France via Cameroon, Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Senegal, Gambia, Cape Verde, Mauritania, Morocco, Spain and Portugal.To date not much is known about Ace, but it is also predicted to be operational some time in 2011.World-class broadbandBroadband in Africa, which has not kept pace with the rest of the world, will be revolutionised by the handful of new cable systems, says Arthur Goldstuck, MD of communications research company World Wide Worx. Users will be spoiled for choice, with the combined international bandwidth capacity coming into sub-Saharan Africa increasing by 120 times by the end of 2011.World Wide Worx says that current international bandwidth stands at a paltry 80Gb/s, but once all the submarine cables are operational it will soar to around 10Tb/s.“The Wacs agreement puts in place the final spark for the broadband revolution that is about to sweep Africa,” said Goldstuck, adding that the cable systems will lead to further infrastructure development, especially in the business sector, which in turn will bring connectivity to more end users.Reshaad Sha of Cisco Systems‘ Internet Business Solutions commented, “The role that the undersea cable operators will play is crucial to both the developmental and economic agendas that have and are being set by African governments.”Sha added that the responsibility of delivering the increased bandwidth to users will still rest with service providers and governments.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at email@example.com.Related articlesBetter broadband for AfricaBroadband in Africa set to soarEASSy undersea cable on trackSouth Africa onlineUseful linksSAT-3 cableSeacomEassyMain OneAlcatel-Lucent Submarine NetworksTyco TelecommunicationsMap of African undersea cables
Tags:#Google#mobile#web Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Despite coming in second in ReadWriteWeb’s 2010 Best of the Web poll, the sales numbers for Google’s Nexus One were dismal. In the same amount of time it took Apple to sell 1 million iPhones, Google only sold 135,000 of the Android-powered Nexus. Now, Google is discontinuing the Nexus One altogether. On July 16, the company announced that it received its final order from the phone’s manufacturer, HTC.The Android ecosystem as a whole is in no danger. There are a host of phones available running on that platform. By one measure, Android is even outpacing iOS. But the Nexus One was the Google phone, as opposed to simply an Android phone. Perhaps Google has found manufacturing and marketing hardware is outside their comfort zone. Like all situations in which a product is gone forever, it’s not gone forever. Customers will still be able to buy the Nexus One in Europe and developers will be able to lay their hands on it for the time being. curt hopkins The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology “Nexus One will continue to be sold by partners including Vodafone in Europe, KT in Korea, and possibly others based on local market conditions. To ensure our developers have access to a phone with the latest Android OS, Google will be offering the Nexus One through a partner for sale to registered developers.”Customer service will still be provided for the Nexus One, even after it is no longer available from Google. In other “discontinued smart phone” news, WMExperts reports that all Kin phones remaining at retailers are being sent back to Microsoft beginning today. What will be done to them is anyone’s guess.
The Gujarat Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID-Crime) on Thursday arrested two persons in connection with the murder of former legislator Jayanti Bhanushali, who was killed in a moving train by unidentified assailants on January 7, 2019. According to the police, Mr. Bhanushali was shot dead by Pune-based sharpshooters, who were given a contract to kill by another former legislator and BJP leader Chhabil Patel, who hatched a conspiracy with one Manisha Goswami, a former aide of Bhanushali. “Chhabil Patel and Manisha Goswami hatched a conspiracy to get Mr. Bhanushali killed because personal and professional rivalry,” said ADGP Ajay Tomar. He said a special investigation team (SIT) formed to probe this high profile murder has arrested two persons — Nitin Patel and Rahul Patel — in connection with the crime. “We have also identified sharpshooters: Shashikant alias Dada Kamble, who faces several cases in Yarwada in Maharashtra, and Sheikh Ashraf Anwar, who also faces several cases” Mr. Tomar said, adding that both sharpshooters are currently on the run. Manisha Goswami is also evading arrest, while Mr. Chhabil Patel had already left India on January 3, a few days before the murder. “We have formed several teams to nab the culprits,” Mr. Tomar said, when asked about the arrests of the remaining accused. “So far, our probe has revealed that the murder was a result of personal enmity between Chhabil Patel and Bhanushali. Chhabil Patel and Manisha (Goswami) ganged up against him,” he added. Bhanushali was accused of rape by a Surat-based woman, who subsequently withdrew her complaint. There were also allegations of Bhanushali and sGoswami running a sex racket in Kutch, Gujarat.
Jet lag, shift work, and even late nights staring at your tablet or smartphone may be making you sick. That’s because the body’s internal clock is set for two 12-hour periods of light and darkness, and when this rhythm is thrown off, so is the immune system. One reason may be that the genes that set the body clock are intimately connected to certain immune cells, according to a new study.The finding “was a happy accident,” says Lora Hooper, an immunologist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. She and her colleagues were studying NFIL3, a protein that guides the development of certain immune cells and turns on the activity of others. The gene for this protein is mutated in some human patients with inflammatory bowel disease, and mice lacking the gene for NFIL3, the team found, had more so-called TH17 cells in their intestines.These cells are a type of immune cell known as a T cell. They get their name from a signal they produce, called interleukin 17, which tells other T cells to increase the immune response. In normal numbers, TH17 cells, which live in the intestines, help the body fight bacterial and fungal infections. But when there are too many, the immune defense begins to cause illness rather than prevent it. Boosting NFIL3 levels in T cells growing in lab cultures resulted in fewer of them turning into TH17 cells, the researchers found, suggesting that the protein’s job is to prevent T cells from going into that area of specialization. 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But as they continued to explore the connection between NFIL3 and TH17 cells, they found that some of the proteins produced by the body’s “clock genes” attach to the NFIL3 genes. What’s more, cultured cells and mice whose clock genes were experimentally tampered with produced fewer TH17 cells. The researchers surmise that a key protein in the clock network binds to the NFIL3 gene to keep the production of TH17 cells synchronized with periods of light and darkness. And the team found that normal mice produce less NFIL3, and thus more TH17 cells, during the day than at night.In a final experiment, the researchers gave the mice jet lag. “We didn’t fly them anywhere,” Hooper jokes. Instead, the team shifted the rodents’ light/dark cycles by 6 hours every 4 days. “It would be like flying from the U.S. to Europe, India, and Japan and spending 4 days in each country,” she explains. Mice with altered light cycles had nearly twice as many TH17 cells in their spleens and intestines, compared with mice having a normal day, the team reports online today in Science. The jet-lagged mice also mounted a stronger inflammatory response to irritation by an experimental chemical—a test used to gauge immune-system sensitivity that hints the animals may be more prone to inflammatory disease.The finding adds to a growing body of research showing that a healthy pattern of light and dark, sleeping and waking, is essential to keep the immune system in balance, Hooper says. She notes that inflammation is the basis of many chronic disorders, such as heart disease, asthma, chronic pain, and many things ending in “-itis,” like bursitis and dermatitis. Inflammatory conditions are more prevalent in developed countries, where people’s circadian rhythms are chronically disrupted. Even people who don’t work shifts or cross time zones still wake and sleep out of sync with light and darkness, Hooper says. “We all have screwed up light cycles. We stay up late, keep the lights on, look at our lit-up iPhones at 2 a.m.”Immunologist Dan Littman of New York University in New York City finds the results in cultured cells convincing. He cautions, though, that the neatly defined pathway from clock gene to TH17 suppression might not be so tidy in a living animal. “Even if NFIL3 is involved in the way they show, circadian disruption affects many other things.” Stress hormones, gut bacteria, and the actions of other types of T cells may also account for the effects of the experimental jet lag, he says.Littman also notes that the increased inflammation in the jet-lagged animals was a response to an induced chemical irritation, and more research is needed to prove a link to inflammatory or autoimmune disease.Hooper agrees that the present study is probably the tip of the iceberg, and more research will yield deepening insight into the relationship between immune cells circadian rhythms. She is hoping to collaborate with other researchers to determine if TH17 cells are increased in humans with chronically altered light cycles. For now, she says, she tries to keep her own sleeping patterns more aligned with nature, starting by limiting exposure to artificial light at night. “I turn off the lights, I draw the curtains, and I keep my iPhone off.”