Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Dublin244253.33,412 Wicklow11127.1181 Kilkenny14177.4176 Mayo36227.6297 Kerry22269.5398 Pinterest CountyToday’s cases(to midnight 21OCT2020)14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population08OCT2020 to 21OCT2020)New Cases during last 14 days(08OCT2020 to 21OCT2020) Cavan561,055.5804 Sligo30396.7260 Facebook Longford<5283.8116 *Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 12 confirmed cases. The figure of 54,476 confirmed cases reflects this. Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 21 October 2020) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population) Clare18302.1359 By News Highland - October 22, 2020 Limerick44293.0571 Meath92659.91287 Google+ Statement from the National Public Health Emergency TeamThe Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 3 additional deaths related to COVID-19.There has been a total of 1,871 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of midnight Wednesday 21st October the HPSC has been notified of 1,066 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 54,476* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. Of the cases notified today;536 are men / 528 are women67% are under 45 years of ageThe median age is 32 years old244 in Dublin, 104 in Galway, 98 in Cork, 92 in Meath and theremaining 528 cases are spread across all remaining counties.As of 2pm today 313 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 37 are in ICU. 20 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; “We are now in Level 5 because the disease is at very serious levels in our country and posing a significant risk to public health.“We all need to stay at home, except for essential work and exceptional circumstances. If you are a confirmed case self isolate at home, if you are a close contact of a confirmed case restrict your movements at home, if you are experiencing symptoms or believe you are a close contact - restrict your movements and contact your GP.”Dr. Heather Burns, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; “The 14-day incidence was at 3 per 100,000 at the end of June, today it is 302 per 100,000 population. The risk of you being exposed to COVID-19 is now 100 times greater than it was 4 months ago. Please limit your risk by staying at home and following public health advice.”Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, said “The reproduction number is 1.3 -1.4 nationally. Our collective goal now is to suppress transmission of the virus and bring our case numbers to manageable levels. If we work hard together to get the reproduction number to 0.5, we should succeed in reducing cases to below 100 a day in six weeks time.”Dr Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer, HSE, said; “Based on our experience, widespread community transmission results in spread to vulnerable groups in congregated settings. The single most effective measure to protect vulnerable groups, including nursing homes, is to reduce community transmission significantly. Every one of us has a role to play to achieve this.”The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.ENDS// Cork98339.71,844 Waterford25173.0201 Twitter Laois15222.0188 Leitrim<5271.587 Donegal56321.0511 1,066 further cases of Covid 19 and three more Covid related deaths have been confirmed this evening by the Department of Health.It brings the total number of cases to 54,476, with 1,871 Covid related deaths.Donegal recorded 56 new cases, giving a 14 day incidence rate of 321 per 100,000 peopleThe national incidence rate is 302.5 cases per 100,000 people, the first time it has risen above 300. Pinterest IRELAND1,066302.514,404 Facebook Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Louth42289.4373 Offaly6221.9173 Monaghan22404.0248 Carlow22242.4138 Wexford19301.2451 Previous articleNews, Sport, Farm News and Obituaries on Thursday October 22ndNext articleFive of Donegal’s seven LEAs record falls in Covid cases News Highland The lowest national 14-day incidence rate was on 3rd July 2020 when the rate was 2.98 cases per 100,000 population. Roscommon19258.7167 WhatsApp Galway104355.7918 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme 56 new Covid cases in Donegal as national incidence rate peaks Kildare40306.1681 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Westmeath16417.9371 WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Tipperary8120.3192 Community Enhancement Programme open for applications
For many animals, making sense of sensory stimuli is often a matter or life or death.Exactly how animals separate objects of interest, such as food sources or the scent of predators, from background information, however, remains largely unknown. What is less of a mystery, thanks to new work by Harvard researchers, is the extent to which animals can make such distinctions, along with how differences among scents might affect the process.For a study described in an Aug. 3 paper in Nature Neuroscience, a team of researchers led by Venkatesh Murthy, a professor of molecular and cellular biology, showed that while mice can be trained to detect specific odorants embedded in random mixtures, their performance drops steadily with increasing background components. The team included Dan Rokni, Vikrant Kapoor, and Vivian Hemmelder, all from Harvard.“There is a continuous stream of information constantly arriving at our senses, coming from many different sources,” Murthy said. “The classic example would be a cocktail party — though it may be noisy, and there may be many people talking, we are able to focus our attention on one person, while ignoring the background noise.“Is the same also true for smells?” he continued. “We are bombarded with many smells all jumbled up. Can we pick out one smell ‘object’ — the smell of jasmine, for example, amidst a riot of other smells? Our experience tells us indeed we can, but how do we pick out the ones that we need to pay attention to, and what are the limitations?”After training mice to detect specific scents, researchers presented the animals with a combination of smells — sometimes including the “target” scent, sometimes not. Though previous research had suggested animals were poor at individual smells, and instead perceived a mixture as a single smell, in the new study mice were able to identify a target scent with 85 percent accuracy or better.“Although the mice do well overall, they perform progressively poorer when the number of background odors increases,” Murthy explained.To understand why, the researchers first had to overcome a problem particular to olfaction.While the relationship between visual stimuli is relatively easy to understand — differences in color easily can be described as differences in wavelength of light — no such path exists for describing how two odors relate to each other. Instead, the researchers sought to describe scents according to how they activated neurons in the brain.Using fluorescent proteins, they created images that showed how each of 14 different odors stimulated neurons in the olfactory bulb. What they found, Murthy said, was that the ability of mice to identify a particular smell was markedly diminished if background smells activated the same neurons as the target odor.“Each odor gives rise to a particular spatial pattern of neural responses,” Murthy said. “When the spatial pattern of the background odors overlapped with the target odor, the mice did much more poorly at detecting the target. Therefore, the difficulty of picking out a particular smell among a jumble of other odors depends on how much the background interferes with your target smell. So, we were able to give a neural explanation for how well you can solve the cocktail-party problem.“This study is interesting because it first shows that smells are not always perceived as one whole object — they can be broken down into their pieces,” he added. “This is perhaps not a surprise — there are in fact coffee or wine specialists that can detect faint whiffs of particular elements within the complex mixture of flavors in each coffee or wine. But by doing these studies in mice, we can now get a better understanding of how the brain does this.” read more
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is seeking applications from farmers, agricultural producers and owners of rural small businesses to purchase renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements. The funding is provided through USDA Rural Development’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), authorized by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Farm Bill).The funding notice dated April 26, 2010 notes the deadline of June 30, 2010 for nation-wide applications, however, states have also been given funding for in-state competition. Applicants wishing to be considered for the in-state funding must submit applications no later than close of business (4:30 P.M.), Friday, May 21, 2010. A second round of applications will be accepted for in-state funding and must be received by 4:30 P.M., Friday, June 4, 2010. All applications received after Friday, June 4, 2010, will be submitted for national competition. These applications must be received in the Montpelier Area Office, not later than close of business (4:30 P.M.), Wednesday, June 30, 2010. Applications received after this date and time will not be considered for funding in FY 2010, regardless of the postmark on the application. More information on how to apply for funding is available in the April 26, 2010 Federal Register: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-9580.pdf(link is external). Eligible projects include installing renewable energy systems such as wind turbines, solar, geothermal, biomass, anaerobic digesters, hydroelectric, and ocean, or hydrogen systems. Funding may also be used to purchase energy-efficient equipment, adding insulation, and improving heating and cooling systems. In fiscal year 2009, this program helped fund 1,485 REAP projects in 50 states, the territory of Puerto Rico and the Western Pacific Islands.For more information about USDA Rural Development’s Rural Energy for America Program in Vermont contact Cheryl Ducharme, Rural Energy Coordinator, at 802-828-6083 or visit http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/vt(link is external). Under REAP, grants are also available to intermediaries to help owners of rural businesses and farms to conduct energy audits. Eligible applicants include a unit of State, tribal, or local government; institutions of higher education; rural electric cooperatives; or a public power entity. The program is designed to provide energy audit assistance to farmers, ranchers, and rural small businesses. USDA Rural Development has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), which is implementing an energy audit program for farms, to minimize duplication of services by sharing information about funding recipients. The NRCS initiative (the Environmental Quality Incentives Program – EQIP) will provide approximately 1,000 on-farm energy audit evaluations in selected states. Information about EQIP is available by visiting the following website: www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/eqip/EQIP_signup/2009_signup/index.html(link is external) USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, administers and manages more than 40 housing, business and community infrastructure and facility programs through a network of 6,100 employees located in 500 national, state and local offices. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America. Rural Development has an existing portfolio of more than $134 billion in loans and loan guarantees. To learn more about USDA Rural Development programs visit the web site at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/vt(link is external).USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender. To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice), or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).Source: USDA. 5.3.2010 read more
Dear Editor,I note with great interest the big media frenzy and hype that accompanied the release of the injunction that prevented elections of the Guyana Cricket Board in the past few years after the Cricket Administration Act was enacted in May 2014.It should be noted that this Act was challenged by the Guyana Cricket Board, since it was found to be deeply flawed and contradictory.The GCB, in its submissions to the Court, had never requested that elections be stopped for any Board, but the Chief Justice made the interim decision to issue such an Order. I am penning this letter just to refresh the memory of everyone on the issues and facts surrounding this very controversial Cricket Act.In the lead up to the passing of this Act, there was a special Select Committee of Parliament that met over 20 times with all the valid stakeholders in the administration of cricket, which included the GCB, the DCB and other cricket related individuals.The GCB and the DCB made written and oral submissions to this Select Committee, but not a single item of its submissions were taken on board by the Committee in the drafting of this Act, hence, its lopsidedness that was eventually enacted. In fact, several of the said Select Committee Members never even took the time to read the said Bill that was being debated and voted on.It seems that voting was mainly on political grounds. The Select Committee recommended to Parliament that the constitutions of the Guyana Cricket Board and the Demerara Cricket Board be rewritten without any contribution from the membership of these two Boards. This Act in itself is enough to render this Cricket Act unconstitutional.In late June 2014, after a heavy outpouring of protests from the GCB and the West Indies Cricket Board about the content of this Act and the manner in which it was introduced, there was a special meeting arranged between the Government of Guyana, represented therein by Ministers Nandlall and Anthony, the WICB, the Guyana Cricket Board and some representatives of the disgruntled group now calling themselves ‘stakeholders’.Attorneys for all parties were also present, with the GOG attorneys also seemingly representing the ‘stakeholders’.It was UNANIMOUSLY AGREED that the Cricket Act was indeed deeply flawed and needed amendments.All of the amendments were discussed and agreed upon by everyone present at the forum. It was further agreed that since the Act was not yet assented to, that the agreed amendments to the Act would have been tabled in Parliament in mid-July 2014.A draft amendment to the Act was completed and circulated to all the parties. The team from the Cricket Boards and their attorneys met with the other parliamentary parties, APNU and AFC, and sought to obtain their agreement on the draft amendment to the Cricket Administration Act.The other parties agreed to the amendments that were proposed and were willing to append their signatures to the agreed-upon document. The GOG became very incensed with the intervention of the other Parliamentary parties and refused to sign off on the agreed-upon document with the other Parliamentary parties included therein. It was then agreed to exclude the other Parliamentary parties from the document.The GOG NEVER signed that document and have allowed this confusion to continue unhindered.The Honorable Ministers that attended this meeting never took any further step to have this lopsided Act corrected and it is incumbent on the present administration to investigate this matter and have it corrected or await the verdict of the Court in the legal challenge by the GCB.Actually, this was the second time that the previous administration walked away from a proposed settlement on this manufactured cricket crisis.The other time was with Caricom’s intervention when Clive Lloyd was appointed as head of the IMC. Here again, an agreement was hammered out, but the same 2 Honorable Ministers that represented the GOG walked away from that resolution.How can anyone blame the GCB for this impasse? Investigative journalism needs to be exercised and blame placed where it is due? The GCB has been made the unwitting scapegoat in this entire fiasco.It is really hypocritical of these same persons that attended this forum in June 2014 and agreed with the blatant flaws of the Act, to be now publicly supporting this piece of legislation as the cure all for the purported ills of cricket administration in Guyana.In another very blatant act of illegality since then, the Sports Minister of the previous administration proceeded to appoint an Ombudsman in clear violation of the very Act that he assisted to pilot through Parliament. How can our leaders act in such grave violation of the very laws that they enact?The current Sports Minister may not be familiar with the history of this matter and it would be in her best interests to research and acquaint herself with this situation before she is deemed to be acting in contravention of the laws of Guyana by blindly following in the footsteps of her predecessor from the previous administration.The first step in this process would be for her to obtain a copy of the said Act, if she has not already done so.Yours faithfully,Raj SinghMarketing ManagerGCB read more
American studies professor Juan De Lara has researched the economy’s impact on Southern California communities outside L.A. since the early 2000s. (Kevin Lu | Daily Trojan)As the son of immigrants, American studies professor Juan De Lara started picking fruit when he was four years old to earn money. Wages were low and the work was difficult, but the experience helped him realize the importance of education.This year, De Lara published his book “Inland Shift: Race, Space, and Capital in Southern California,” which was developed in conjunction with the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration. De Lara’s book is a conversation about new ways to examine how economic issues impact local communities, similar to the one he grew up in. He will speak on a panel for his new book on Nov. 13. “[The book] is thinking about Southern California and about the process of globalization and what that meant for the racial and class politics of Southern California as a region,” De Lara said. “I look at things like the ports and the expansion of the logistics industry and what that did to jobs.”De Lara said he started researching this topic in the early 2000s because he wanted to learn more about Southern California outside of Los Angeles However, he faced difficulties during the process because of the limited research conducted in the areas around the Riverside and San Bernardino counties. To ameliorate the gap in literature, De Lara said he believed it was appropriate to publish his book now, to further educate the audience.“Nobody was really writing about the area and what was going on and from an academic perspective,” De Lara said. “I thought it was time that somebody published a book that’s specifically focused on the region.”De Lara said that since the 1990s, the Inland Empire experienced an economic shift that drastically changed the demographic makeup and landscape. When he tried to conduct further research, De Lara discovered a lack of related academic studies. “There has been a tendency to think of the drama of social movement mobilization playing out in our major cities like Los Angeles, Oakland and San Francisco,” Manuel Pastor, a professor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity, said in an email to the Daily Trojan. According to Pastor, the economic growth in the region was influenced by what was happening in the Inland Empire.“We wouldn’t have L.A. and Long Beach emerge as the biggest ports in the country without the kinds of warehousing facilities that have grown in Riverside and San Bernardino counties,” De Lara said.De Lara also noted that the two counties were the fastest growing part of California, with one of the largest concentrations of Latinx and immigrant population.The book takes a look at how logistics shaped the demographic and regional makeup of Southern California. It also examines the pockets of resistance in fighting against economic and social disparity in the region.“The other thing is the emergence of a new kind of political class of [a] very young population that is beginning to now assert themselves in terms of becoming involved in politics,” De Lara said. “It’s been a rich environment to understand how the politics of race and class and culture have taken hold in the region.”De Lara’s research has given the Inland Empire greater exposure by opening a door for different groups to understand and better serve the region. “He has been able to bring this research into the public sphere to influence how policy makers, community based organizations, and funders view global trade and its local level impacts,” sociology professor Jody Vallejo said in an email to the Daily Trojan.Much of De Lara’s research directly showcases the Latinx community and issues related to their communities. As a Latinx academic, he finds creating conversations about his history helps Latinx students at USC feel more comfortable. “I talk about my own history in order to make sure that students … understand that they can come talk to me or I can sort of provide some mentorship,” De Lara said. “And I think I’ve benefited from that.” read more
Jason Kidd discusses potentially coaching Lakers, LeBron James “I fully expect to be coaching this team again next year,” Walton said.The Lakers reportedly will consider hiring former Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue if they let go of Walton this offseason. They’ve also been linked to Rick Carlisle and Jason Kidd. Related News Lakers reportedly could be eyeing these 2 candidates to replace Luke Walton Walton said he wasn’t focusing on the speculation.“I just view it as outside noise,” Walton told The Athletic. “Unless someone from within our group is telling me that, I just view it like all the other things we’ve gone through as a team this year. Those are things that I don’t have the time to worry about.“I’ve got more important things to do like getting the team better and doing my job.”LeBron James left the Cavaliers and signed a four-year, $153.3 million contract with Los Angeles last July. But, the Lakers have struggled and are already out of playoff contention. “There’s different rumors and everything else,” Walton said. “Unless some kind of information comes from someone within our organization, I don’t pay attention to it and I don’t concern myself with the rumors.”Los Angeles entered play Wednesday with a 33-41 record. Luke Walton believes he’ll be back in Los Angeles next season.Reports have surfaced that the Lakers are planning to fire their third-year coach after 2018-19. Walton, however, told The Athletic this week he’s not thinking that way. read more
Nelson Minor Hockey product Dallon Stoddart scored twice as the Nelson Leafs extended its win streak to four games with a 6-5 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the visiting Creston Thunder Cats Saturday at the NDCC Arena.The win maintains a slip one-point lead for the Leafs in Murdoch Division standings over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.The Leafs, 5-1-0-1, conclude a three-game weekend home stand Sunday at 2 p.m. in the NDCC Arena against defending KIJHL champion Osoyoos Coyotes.Nelson opened the seesaw battle jumping to a 2-0 first period lead on goals by Patrick Martens and a power play marker from Colton Malmsten.Creston converted its own power play goal late in the frame as Brandon Formosa beat Patrick Defoe in the Leaf nets.Creston took a 3-2 lead early in the second frame as Trevor Forward and Brock Ward scored goals 18 seconds apart.But Riley Henderson tied the game six minutes later before Stoddart, with his first of two, gave Nelson the lead for good.Brett Norman, the game’s first star with three points, and Stoddart increased the Nelson lead to 6-3 in the third.However, the Cats roared back with two goals — by Forward and Jordan Johnson — in 48 seconds to make the game close down the stretch. Forward’s goal was short handed.Creston out shot Nelson 28-26 but Defoe had a great game in the nets for the Leafs to register his third win of the season.OVERTIME: Nelson’s opposition Sunday, Osoyoos, defeated Castlegar Rebels 4-3 Saturday thanks to a hat-trick performance by Zach Lindsay. . . .The two goals gave Dallon Stoddart, earning second star status Saturday, three on the season. . . . Nelson’s leading scorer Matti Jmaeff was held off the scoresheet Saturday. The Creston product, playing against his hometown, had five assists Friday for Nelson against Grand Forks to earn recognition on the KIJHL website. Jmaeff leads the Leafs with 11 points and is tied for ninth in KIJHL scoring. . . . Leaf center Matthew Naka had three assists for the Leafs. . . . Nelson stretched its home-ice record to 3-1-0-1 and concludes its four-game home stand Tuesday against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in an early-season Murdoch [email protected] read more
Eureka >> These last few months of Grace Brushi’s athletic career at College of the Redwoods have been memorable to say the least. The 2017 Golden Valley Conference discus and hammer throw champion signed a National Letter of Intent on Thursday to attend NCAA Division II Fresno Pacific University, where she will compete as a field athlete specializing in the hammer throw for the Sunbirds next year.“I’m pretty excited and nervous at the same time,” said Bruschi, who owns the CR school record … read more
Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. In a move that the Warriors dreaded happening from the minute he re-signed with the team last summer, Kevin Durant announced he will join the Brooklyn Nets instead of staying with the Warriors. Durant announced the news on Sunday night on his Instagram account of The Boardroom, his company-owned sports business network. Other outlets reported the news first, though.
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