Tourism potential of Grianan of Aileach being wasted, warns councillor

first_imgAn Inishowen councillor has called on the Office for Public Works (OPW) to fulfil their promise of developing a Conservation Management Plan for the Grianan of Aileach in Burt. Sinn Fein’s Jack Murray held talks with the OPW in February 2017 to discuss how a tourism project could be developed for the site.Speaking to Donegal Daily, following his initial address of the issue at the Inishowen Municipal District meeting last week, Murray said: “In February 2017, I arranged for a meeting of local stakeholders and the OPW (as custodians of Grianan of Aileach) to discuss how we could develop the tourism project. “That meeting was hailed as hugely positive as the OPW undertook to develop a Conservation Management Plan, after which we could look at further promoting this spectacular site.“That was two and a half years ago. Yet, this plan has yet to be published and there is no indication of when it will be.“I am now exacerbated with the delay as what we’re asking for is very simple.“I believe that small tasteful signage is erected, telling the fascinating story of Grianan to visitors and explaining the numerous points of interest that can be observed from the view. “Ultimately I would like to see a tour guide employed there to bring the story to life for visitors, while also ensuring that someone is there to protect against damage or vandalism.“I firmly believe that Grianan could be the number one tourist destination in the north-west of Ireland if it received the proper focus and investment.“To date, we’re just met with delays and the local community is fed up of it.”Tourism potential of Grianan of Aileach being wasted, warns councillor was last modified: September 19th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

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Giants honor Peter Magowan, the man who taught them how to celebrate their past

first_imgA New York City native who followed the … SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants honor their past as well as any franchise in sports.On Saturday morning outside Oracle Park, the Giants thanked Peter Magowan for showing them how to celebrate history.Magowan, the Giants’ longtime managing general partner who died on January 27, 2019, became the first non-player to have a plaque unveiled on the Giants’ Wall of Fame.“Can there be a more fitting tribute to Peter?” CEO Larry Baer asked.last_img read more

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Is The iPad Mini The “Real” iPad?

first_imgRelated Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Apple#iPad mini#Say Sweet 16 dan frommer Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Apple’s iPad mini goes on sale this Friday, and big questions for Apple include: How will it affect overall iPad sales? Will it cannibalize bigger, more expensive iPads? Will it sell out, despite a price premium over competitors like Amazon’s Kindle Fire?Based on early reviews, it appears the iPad mini is on the verge of becoming the “real” iPad. That is, the full-size iPad (“iPad classic”?) will still exist indefinitely, but most people will end up buying the iPad mini. It’s less expensive, easier to handle, with the main immediate tradeoff — lower display resolution — something that most people won’t hold against it, if they even notice it. (Let’s not forget that most people on the planet have never seen a retina display, let alone purchased a retina iPad.)Apple has, of course, seen this movie before. The iPod mini, introduced in 2004, was a catalyst that sent iPod sales through the roof, bringing millions of new buyers to the iPod and to Apple in general. It wasn’t perfect, either — it had a much smaller storage capacity than the bigger iPod, and wasn’t that much cheaper — but it was cheaper enough and fun and colorful and small and people loved it.In 2003, the year before the iPod mini launched, Apple shipped 1.5 million iPods. In 2004, after the iPod mini went on sale in February, Apple shipped 8.3 million iPods — more than 5X as many. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting That multiplier is probably not going to happen here: Apple has already shipped 58 million iPads over the past year, and I’m not sure Foxconn could even make 300 million iPads over the next year if Apple asked it to. But I wouldn’t be surprised if the iPad mini at least helped Apple double iPad sales year-over-year by the time supply and demand is in sync.There are many reasons why the iPad isn’t the iPod all over again, or at least not exactly the same story. These range from competition to supply constraints to overall growth of the mobile device market to Apple’s already massive popularity. But I think it’s safe to say the iPad mini is going to be huge for Apple — and huge for Tim Cook’s prediction that the tablet market will outgrow the PC market.This post originally appeared on Splat F with Dan Frommer.last_img read more

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Wolf 5 Pittsburgh Steelers​ 4 Detroit Lions 3 N

first_imgWolf5) Pittsburgh Steelers​4) Detroit Lions3) New England Patriots2) Kansas City Chiefs1) Atlanta Falcons“When you look at a team that has one loss now, you got to look at all the other 2-1 teams and say ‘O.K. who has a better loss? Who’s O.K. with a loss?’ I would say I am going with the Oakland Raiders,” Doug said. “Not a good loss to the Washington Redskins, you’re a better team than that, but when you fly across the country crap can happen and the Redskins were on fire. I am going to give Oakland as one of the best losses and say they are the team.”After starting 2-0 and looking like a team to beat, the Raiders’ offense fell flat Sunday night, losing to the Redskins 27-10. Quarterback Derek Carr was under pressure for most of the night and it showed. He threw for less than 125 yards and had two interceptions in the loss. Running back Marshawn Lynch couldn’t find the holes, only rushing for 18 yards and sitting out most of the fourth quarter.At the top of the Doug and Wolf’s lists were the only unbeaten teams left in NFL in the Kansas City Chiefs and the Atlanta Falcons.“Look at that nice win over Green Bay, look at the way they are playing, the Atlanta Falcons are the second-best team in the NFL,” Doug said. Your browser does not support the audio element. You can hear their explanation for their other picks by listening to the podcast above, and you can also catch their weekly rankings live on 98.7 FM, Arizona’s Sports Station. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories LISTEN: Doug & Wolf NFL Power Poll – Week Four With Week 3 in the books, the NFL is looking a little different from what people had originally pictured coming into the season.In the middle of it all, 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s own Doug and Wolf took another crack at their weekly NFL Power Poll that ranks the best teams in the league, according to the two.Here’s what they came up with this week:Doug5) Oakland Raiders4) Green Bay Packers3) New England Patriots2) Atlanta Falcons1) Kansas City Chiefs Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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Study pinpoints immune cells that could be key to tackling hypertension

first_imgReviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Jan 16 2019Scientists have pinpointed cells in the immune system that could be key to tackling high blood pressure.The findings also shed light on current medications that could increase risk of the disorder, which affects more than 12 million people in the UK.High blood pressure – or hypertension – is a leading cause of life-threatening conditions including heart attack, kidney disease and stroke.The study revealed a new role for specialized white blood cells – known as macrophages – that are central to the body’s immune system.Researchers led by the University of Edinburgh discovered that macrophages scavenge for and ‘eat’ molecules of a powerful hormone known as endothelin.By monitoring and regulating endothelin levels in the blood, these white blood cells help blood vessels relax, significantly lowering blood pressure.Related StoriesRetina can restructure itself following gene therapyStudy: Megakaryocytes play an important role in cell migrationSlug serves as ‘command central’ for determining breast stem cell healthThe scientists found that lowering levels of macrophages increased blood pressure in mice fed a high salt diet. When the macrophage level returned to normal, blood pressure also normalized.The same findings were replicated in mice genetically bred with a deficiency of the endothelin system and in mice with drug-induced high blood pressure.The researchers then looked at white blood cells in patients taking medication for an immune system disorder that attacks blood vessels.Those taking medication known to reduce macrophages had higher blood pressure compared with patients taking other medications.Scientists say these findings could help spot people most at risk of developing hypertension. The study could open avenues to improve current therapies, although researchers caution that further human studies are needed.The study, published in the European Heart Journal, was funded by the British Heart Foundation.Professor Matthew Bailey, Chair in Renal Physiology at the University of Edinburgh’s British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence, who led the study, said: “Hypertension affects millions of people across the globe, including 70 per cent of people over 70.”Our discovery sheds light on risk factors, and crucially, opens routes to investigate new drugs that could help patients. Our next steps will be to investigate the role of macrophages in people living with hypertension.”Jeremy Pearson, Associate Medical Director at The British Heart Foundation, said: “In the UK, an estimated 6.8 million people are living with undiagnosed high blood pressure. This causes damage to the heart and blood vessels, putting you at risk of a potentially fatal heart attack or stroke. But we still don’t fully understand all the mechanisms that lead to high blood pressure.”This study shows for the first time that macrophages – a type of cell that helps regulate our immune responses – can be involved in the control of blood pressure. More research is needed but these cells could be a new target for drugs to treat the condition.” Source:https://www.ed.ac.uk/last_img read more

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New technique uses ultrasound to align living cells in engineered tissues

first_img Source:https://news.ncsu.edu/2019/04/ultrasound-aligns-living-cells-in-bioprinted-tissues/ Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Apr 11 2019North Carolina State University researchers have developed a technique to improve the characteristics of engineered tissues by using ultrasound to align living cells during the biofabrication process.”We’ve reached the point where we are able to create medical products, such as knee implants, by printing living cells,” says Rohan Shirwaiker, corresponding author of a paper on the work and an associate professor in NC State’s Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering. “But one challenge has been organizing the cells that are being printed, so that the engineered tissue more closely mimics natural tissues.”We’ve now developed a technique, called ultrasound-assisted biofabrication (UAB), which allows us to align cells in a three-dimensional matrix during the bioprinting process. This allows us to create a knee meniscus, for example, that is more similar to a patient’s original meniscus. To date, we’ve been able to align cells for a range of engineered musculoskeletal tissues.”To align the cells, the researchers built an ultrasound chamber that allows ultrasonic waves to travel across the area where a bioprinter prints living cells. These ultrasonic waves travel in one direction and are then reflected back to their source, creating a “standing ultrasound wave.” The soundwaves effectively herd the cells into rows, which align with areas where the ultrasound waves and the reflected waves cross each other.”We can control the alignment characteristics of the cells by controlling the parameters of the ultrasound, such as frequency and amplitude,” Shirwaiker says.Related StoriesPassive cavitation imaging can estimate a drug’s dose and location in the brainUCLA physicians find more effective method for detecting prostate cancerUsing machine learning algorithm to accurately diagnose breast cancerTo demonstrate the viability of the UAB technique, the researchers created a knee meniscus, with the cells aligned in a semilunar arc – just as they are in a natural meniscus.”We were able to control the alignment of the cells as they were printed, layer by layer, throughout the tissue,” Shirwaiker says. “We’ve also shown the ability to align cells in ways that are particularly important for other orthopedic soft tissues, such as ligaments and tendons.”The researchers also found that some combinations of ultrasound parameters led to cell death.”This is important, because it gives us a clear understanding of both what we can do to improve tissue performance and what we need to avoid in order to preserve living cells,” Shirwaiker says.To that end, the researchers have created computational models that allow users to predict the performance of any given set of parameters before beginning the biofabrication process.One other benefit of the UAB technique is that it is relatively inexpensive.”There’s a one-time cost for setting up the ultrasound equipment – which can use off-the-shelf technology” Shirwaiker says. “After that, the operating costs for the ultrasound components are negligible. And the UAB technique can be used in conjunction with most existing bioprinting technologies.”We have a patent pending on the UAB technique, and are now looking for industry partners to help us explore commercialization,” Shirwaiker says.last_img read more

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Bihar Man commits suicide in Nalanda police custody

first_img Next Asian News International NalandaJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 13:59 IST Picture for representationA man allegedly committed suicide in police custody in Nalanda Police station on Thursday.The man was brought to the police station for questioning in a kidnapping case.AK Singh, Assistant Sub-Inspector, Nalanda Police station, said, “We brought him for questioning with regard to the kidnapping of a girl and after interrogation, we would have set him free. But he committed suicide by hanging himself. We immediately rushed him to the hospital for medical assistance but the doctor declared him dead.”An investigation has been initiated to ascertain the reason behind his death.Also read: Cricket fan dies in Bihar while watching thrilling IND vs NZ matchALSO WATCH| Nobody can win 100 out of 100 matches: Sachin Tendulkar after India crash out of World CupFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byIram Ara Ibrahim Bihar: Man commits suicide in Nalanda police custodyAn investigation has been initiated to ascertain the reason behind his death. advertisementlast_img read more

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