The Canadian Ambassador arrives in Donegal tomorrow for a four day visit during which increasing commercial ties between Canada and the Northwest will be discussed.Donegal and Canada already have commercial ties through fishing with efforts ongoing to maximise that sector and to further improve tourism links.During his visit Loyola Hearn will visit Downings and Carrigart – the Mayor of the County Noel McBride has also invited him to lay a wreath at the site of the Lorenthic Gun.Councillor McBride, says the Canadian Ambassador has a huge interest in Donegal:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/noelcanada.mp3[/podcast] Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Facebook Pinterest Google+ Canadian Ambassador to further strengthen ties with Donegal Previous articleGardai say investigation into Andrew Burns murder is continuingNext articleSF wants government to scrap proposed property taxes due to price crash News Highland Twitter Facebook Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – January 25, 2012 Newsx Adverts Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest WhatsApp
Twitter Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme DL Debate – 24/05/21 Anthony Shaju, Conusltant Orthopaedic Surgeon. Photo Clive WassonA Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Letterkenny University Hospital has been appointed to the Examining Committee of the European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology.The Saolta Hospital Group says the appointment of Mr Antony Shaju further enhances Letterkenny University Hospital as a destination teaching hospital for Orthopaedic trainees.Mr Shaju has welcomed his appointment to the board, saying it recognises the focused coaching schedule that has been incorporated into the training programme of the Letterkenny Department over the past 4 years.He says Letterkenny University Hospital accommodates Orthopaedic trainees from many European and Non-European countries, and during their time in Letterkenny, the senior trainees have an opportunity to prepare for the European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology Specialist Fellowship exam.That qualifies them to work as specialist surgeons in their own countries.Mr Shaju added trainees in Letterkenny are also successfully taking speciality exams from the Royal College of Surgeons.He says he is hopeful that the European academic recognition will attract more Orthopaedic trainees to Donegal in the future. Homepage BannerNews Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – August 14, 2018 Previous articleVisitor numbers in Donegal were down in 2017Next articleEU wide approach needed to Fodder Crisis – Mc Guinness News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA LUH Orthopaedic Surgeon appointed to European Examining Board News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Pinterest Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic
Previous Article Next Article This week’s guruTeatime dunking habits really take the biscuitGuru never knew the humble biscuit was such an integral part of the UK’scollective business psyche. Don’t any of you get fed? The response to Guru’s piece linking biscuit preference to personality typesand behaviour is now getting out of hand. Some of the e-mails have verged onthe weird (that’s weird sick, not weird unusual). One of the most popular methods of biscuit consumption appears to involveusing your biscuit like a straw to suck up your preferred hot beverage. Guru has every sympathy for anyone who has to sit in a meeting with HRmanager Sarah Delaney and her workmates. “Myself and my colleagues have toreport that ‘Twixels’ (miniature Twix) are the best for the tea sucking method,and can be a bit more discreet that a full size Twix in a meeting,”reveals Sarah. Support services manager Sue Hopwood’s method of eating her favouritebiscuit, the Jammy Dodger, might also be frowned upon at the board table.”I always eat them by separating the two halves, eating the boring bitquickly to get it out of the way, and then lick the half most of the yummystuff is stuck to,” she admits. There were also numerous responses from people hazarding a guess overmanagement guru Meredith Belbin’s favourite biscuit. Retail training manager Paul Thorp believes Belbin’s top biscuit would be adigestive, “because it’s what you have to do to understand his Team RoleInventory!” Workforce development specialist Elaine McGladdery, thinks Belbin’sfavourite would have to be the Family Circle biscuit assortment, “as onesingle biscuit type would not be as successful a coffee break experience as avariety of complimentary flavours, textures and properties”. And now for my next witness – God Guru was intrigued to read about the case of a former call centre workerfrom Monmouth, South Wales, Julian Evans who was given a two-year communityrehabilitation order by Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court after giving a falsecharacter reference to a judge. While Guru is sure false references are widespread, even he had to admire MrEvans’ extravagant claim that the Pope was willing to attest to the Welshman’sgood character. Obviously the judge found this claim ‘holy’ unacceptable andordered Mr Evans to stop ‘pontificating’. Any doubts as to Guru’s suitability for work should be addressed to hisfriend and mentor, Lord Lucan. A great idea for HR kicked into touch In Personnel Today’s 27 May issue remuneration experts called for HR to begiven a greater role in deciding reward packages for senior executives. It was argued shareholders were less likely to accuse board members of being‘fat cats’ if HR helped ensure their reward packages were more closely linkedto organisations’ overall pay policies. However Guru is concerned this argument was undermined by former HR directorPeter Ridsdale during his time as chairman at Leeds United. It was revealed Ridsdale, who previously held top HR jobs at Burton Groupand Del Monte, left Leeds £78m in the red when he resigned earlier this year. He was blamed for encouraging a spendthrift culture at the club, whichincluded squandering £600,000 annually on company cars, £70,000 a year onprivate jets and £70,000 on recruiting a senior manager who left after just sixmonths. Guru suspects that Ridsdale – who even brightened up his office by spending£20 a month on goldfish – might not be the ideal man to advise firms on payscales for the board. GuruOn 10 Jun 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.
Written by August 7, 2020 /Sports News – Local White, Poeltl lead Spurs past short-handed Jazz 119-111 Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Derrick White scored 24 points, Jakob Poeltl added 19 points and 10 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs got a much-needed win over the short-handed Utah Jazz 119-111. Lonnie Walker and Rudy Gay each added 14 points for the Spurs. San Antonio moved into 10th place in the Western Conference and is a half-game ahead of the surging Phoenix Suns. The Suns are 4-0 since the NBA restart but were idle Friday. Gay scored 10 points during one stretch in the third quarter to help open a 16-point lead. Jordan Clarkson scored 24 points off the bench to lead Utah. Tags: San Antonio Spurs/Utah Jazz
FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Financial aid professionals will be volunteering at Ivy Tech Community College Evansville Campus to help college-bound students and their families open the door to financial aid during College Goal Sunday. The event is set for 2 p.m. Nov. 3, in the Library of Ivy Tech at 3501 N. First Avenue, Evansville.The free program assists Indiana students in filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA form is required for students to be considered for federal and state grants, scholarships and student loans at most colleges, universities and vocational/technical schools nationwide. The FAFSA MUST be filed by April 15 to be eligible for Indiana financial aid.“College Goal Sunday is helpful because completing this required form correctly and by the deadline is sometimes perceived to be complicated and time-consuming,” said Casey Trela, director of financial aid. “In less than one afternoon at a College Goal Sunday event, students and their families can get free help and file the form online.”Now in its 31st year, College Goal Sunday has helped more than 94,000 Indiana students and families complete the FAFSA properly and on time. College Goal Sunday is a charitable program of the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association (ISFAA).What students should bring?Students should attend College Goal Sunday with their parent(s) or guardian(s), and parents’ should bring:Completed 2018 IRS 1040 tax returnsW-2 FormsOther 2018 income and benefits informationStudents who worked last year should bring their income informationStudents, 24 years of age or older may attend alone and bring their own completed 2018 IRS 1040 tax return, W-2 Form or other 2018 income and benefits information.Students and parents are encouraged to apply for their U.S. Department of Education FSA IDs at fsaid.ed.gov before coming to the event.Volunteers will walk through the online form line-by-line and answer families’ individual questions as needed. All sites offer FAFSA online capabilities and many have Spanish interpreters. A complete list of sites is available at CollegeGoalSunday.org.Attendees may win educational prizesStudents may also win one of five $1000 scholarships. Students who attend any of the College Goal Sunday sites and submit a completed evaluation form will automatically be entered in a drawing for a $1000 scholarship. The winners will be notified in December, and prizes will be sent directly to the higher education institution selected by the winning students. 21st Century Scholars benefit21st Century Scholars are income-eligible students who sign a contract in the seventh or eighth grade promising they will graduate from high school, meet grade point requirements, fulfill a pledge of good citizenship, and apply for college financial aid. Upon high school graduation, Scholars who have fulfilled the commitment receive state funds to help cover their college tuition and fees for eight semesters at eligible Indiana colleges. To fulfill their pledge, scholars must submit a completed FAFSA form on time. College Goal Sunday can help.Program is a national modelCollege Goal Sunday originated right here in Indiana and is now a national model. Following Indiana’s example, College Goal Sunday events organized by more than 34 states have opened doors to higher education for hundreds of thousands of students all over the country.
The all-star tribute to Alanis Morissette‘s iconic album Jagged Little Pill, which will also act as a benefit concert for Planned Parenthood, has added The Pimps of Joytime’s sensational singer Mayteana Morales to its already incredible lineup. The show is set to take place on Friday, February 17th at NYC’s American Beauty. Morales will join a lineup that features femme fatale’s such as Jennifer Hartswick (TAB), Shira Elias and Sammi Garett (Turkuaz), backed by fellow Turkuaz bandmates Michelangelo Carubba and Craig Brodhead, Nate Edgar (The Nth Power), and Sasha Brown (formerly of Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds). This fantastic roundup of talent will perform one set of Jagged Little Pill, as well as one set of jams.All-Star Musicians To Join Forces & Raise Money For Planned ParenthoodUnfortunately, due to a personal obligation, Sister Sparrow frontwoman Arleigh Kincheloe is no longer able to perform at the event.This is sure to be a very special celebration of not only Morissette’s classic 90’s album, but the extremely important issues of women’s rights and continued funding for Planned Parenthood. The non-profit organization provides high-quality and affordable health care and education for both women and men that would otherwise not have proper access to such care.Tickets are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For additional show information and updates, check out the Facebook Event page.
For decades, scientists assumed that the relatively small pelvic bones found in whales were simple remnants of their land-dwelling past, “useless vestiges” that served no real purpose, akin to the human appendix or tailbone.A new study, co-authored by Erik Otárola-Castillo, a fellow in David Pilbeam’s paleoanthropology lab in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, suggests that the bones, in fact, have a very specific purpose — particularly when it comes to making baby whales and baby dolphins. The research is described in a recent paper in Evolution.In cetacean species, promiscuous mating behavior is associated with the intensity of male competition for females. Due to this high demand, female cetaceans can become choosier and mate only with males they perceive to be of higher quality. At least one female whale, for example, has been observed to surface “belly-up” in an attempt to resist undesirable males.Working with Jim Dines and Matthew Dean of the University of Southern California, Otárola-Castillo discovered that males have circumvented the problem by evolving longer penises relative to body size. Also, the male pelvic bone anchors the muscles that control movement of the penis.Otárola-Castillo also quantified and compared the pelvic shape of several sister-species that had widely divergent levels of promiscuity and found the divergence in pelvis shape was extremely high. The more promiscuous the mating system, the less simple and more convoluted the shape of the pelvis.“At the less promiscuous end of the spectrum, the pelves look quite straight, possessing little curvature,” he said. “On the other hand, the pelvis bones of the more promiscuous species are much more curved and contorted.”As to the reason for such divergence between closest relatives, Otárola-Castillo thinks that sexual organ control might be particularly important.“In some species, females may mate with multiple males in a relatively short time,” he said. “I know of at least one occasion when a female whale was observed mating with more than one male at the same time. Only one male will win this competition by inseminating the female and ensuring a chance to pass his genes along. This degree of competition creates a sort of sexual-organ arms race.”A more complex pelvic bone may offer many more locations for anchoring muscles controlling the penis. Males could have evolved a high degree of control in an effort to win out over their competition — and thus pass on their genes to the next generation.The pelvic bones of whales are “one of the classic examples of a vestigial structure,” said Otárola-Castillo. “But what we found was that the shapes of these bones are highly associated with the mating systems of these whales and dolphins — species that are more promiscuous have more-complex-shaped pelves.”To determine whether whale pelves still have a function, Otárola-Castillo and his colleagues created detailed computerized models of the pelvic bones of more than 100 species, and used custom-designed software to examine their shapes in three-dimensional space.Otárola-Castillo had developed the software with colleagues at Iowa State University as part of a project comparing scallop shells. He quickly realized that it could be applied to other fields.“I started my academic career as an archaeologist,” Otárola-Castillo said. “I’ve always thought about the possibilities of comparing the shape of prehistoric arrowheads and projectile points in their true three-dimensional form. I had no idea how to conduct such comparisons until I took a course in biology and statistics when I was a master’s student in archaeology. There the professor showed how biologists were starting to statistically compare shapes in 3-D. I was sold. This was one of the reasons I moved over to evolutionary biology and statistics. I realized the same analytical tools and technology used to compare biological shapes could be used to compare the shapes of archaeological artifacts.”The new research opens the door to using digital tools to compare natural shapes in powerful ways, Otárola-Castillo said.“The advent of computing and computerized biology and development of statistical tools in particular is really helping us learn new things. This technology is allowing us to start asking a number of new questions that we couldn’t have imagined until fairly recently.”
Registration for Take the Stairs, the annual team-based campaign to encourage and support movement, is now open for the entire University. This annual movement campaign that began at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Medical School has been expanded to include the entire University. Register individually or recruit friends and colleagues to form a team and track your progress “climbing” this year’s mountain as you improve your health and reduce your environmental impact by taking the stairs. This year the featured mountain is Pierce Peak, 5,873 feet, in Antarctica. Pierce Peak is named after one of our own, the late Dr. Chester Pierce, faculty at HMS and HGSE. Due to the peak’s low altitude the campaign’s target altitude is a 4X multiplier, resulting in Pierce Peak 4X, an altitude of 23,492 feet. Teams who reach the peak are entered into prize raffles and prizes are given based on creative team names.Register, track progress, and learn more at Hsph.me/stairs.Use #HarvardClimbs to share your climbing storyTake the Stairs 101:Recruit friends and colleagues at Harvard to be part of your team (or register individually). Any Harvard affiliate with a HarvardKey can participate.Choose a team captain to register the team. Teams can be a mix of up to five students, staff, and faculty.Start Climbing on March 15! Track your flights of stairs easily on the website. Read Full Story
US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Vermont will receive $8.5 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. These funds are part of the $3.5 billion that will be made available to states this spring from money set aside in the 2009 budget and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.”When a school continues to perform in the bottom five percent of the state and isn’t showing signs of growth or has graduation rates below 60 percent, something dramatic needs to be done,” said Duncan. “Turning around our worst performing schools is difficult for everyone but it is critical that we show the courage to do the right thing by kids.”The $8,582,473 made available to Vermont is being distributed by formula to the state and will then be competed out by the state to school districts. In order for a school district to apply for these funds, it must have a state-identified “persistently lowest achieving” or a Tier III school — a school that has failed to meet annual yearly progress for two years and is not identified as a persistently lowest achieving school.However, Tier III schools can only receive funds once all of the state’s persistently lowest achieving schools have received funds. Vermont’s application, which includes its list of persistently lowest achieving schools, as defined by the state, can be found here: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/sif/summary/index.html(link is external).School districts will apply to the state for the funds this spring. When school districts apply, they must indicate that they will implement one of the following four models in their persistently lowest achieving schools:TURNAROUND MODEL: Replace the principal, screen existing school staff, and rehire no more than half the teachers; adopt a new governance structure; and improve the school through curriculum reform, professional development, extending learning time, and other strategies.RESTART MODEL: Convert a school or close it and re-open it as a charter school or under an education management organization.SCHOOL CLOSURE: Close the school and send the students to higher-achieving schools in the district.TRANSFORMATION MODEL: Replace the principal and improve the school through comprehensive curriculum reform, professional development, extending learning time, and other strategies. Once schools receive SIG funds, they will be able to begin to spend them immediately to turn around schools this fall. States may apply to the Education Department for a waiver to allow them to spend funds over a three-year period. An additional $545,633,000 has been provided for SIG in 2010 and will be awarded to states to fund additional schools in the 2011-12 school year. The department has also made a request for an additional $900 million for the program in the 2011 budget.Source: US DOE 4.30.2010###