Being ‘written off’ helps England in the Six Nations

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Being ‘written off’ helps England in the Six NationsSome of the talk in the build-up had been about how it was time the established powerhouse was overtaken. Sure they had world-renowned names and a bloody good track record in this competition, but many were backing the other side. As always happens at this time of year, there was a thick serving of jokes, memes and even mocking advertisements pre-match.Then at the weekend the team in white physically dominated. By the time they reeled in an interception in the closing stages – a diving grab that eventually led to a score – it was the final nail in the coffin. It was them against the world and they had triumphed.But hold on… Is this England’s rugby team or the New England Patriots we’re talking about here? After all, the rugby side were not favourites to win on their Six Nations visit to Dublin on Saturday. The NFL side, well, they were led by a 41-year-old quarterback and the ‘dynasty’ there was meant to be crumbling, right?Related: The exchange of ideas between rugby and the NFLEngland have six Six Nations titles, with their last in 2017. They’ve had two Grand Slams in the Six Nations – their last in 2016. They have not had a Wooden Spoon in the championship since 1987.The Patriots have now won six Super Bowls with coach Bill Belichick and QB Tom Brady in harness. They’ve been to nine together. They have made the play-offs for the last ten seasons.Moment of triumph: Tom Brady celebrates his sixth Super Bowl win (Getty Images)Yet the way things worked out, these two outfits went into the weekend believing they were unfancied. And it totally suited both groups.When you are a hugely successful, storied franchise or national side, it can be tough to get yourself written off. Every diss, imagined or real, has to be blown up and stretched out. The media and fans at large – often referred to as ‘people’ or ‘they’ – can become the straw man detractors. Eddie Jones loves his side to feel like the enemy is at the gates and their ranks include the rest of the planet.Let the siege begin.Related: Six Nations 2019 table In 2018 Jones told the world that his defending champions from England were being slaughtered. “If you read the papers, then we might as well not turn up,” he said on the eve of the tournament. In 2017, after a world record-equalling run of 18 wins in a row, Jones said next opponents Ireland were “in a very favourable position psychologically”. When he arrived in 2016, England were a “work in progress”. Remember him saying England had no world-class players before revising along the way?Then, before the Dublin match-up this season, Jones said of Ireland: “Everyone is writing them up and they have got to carry that expectation round. We’re excited about playing there. Praise can make you weak.”That both played up the us-against-them nature of being with England, and implied that Ireland are fallible. While in 2017 and 2018, Jones’s team lost to Ireland, this time they were demonstrating how strong they were… while still claiming “everyone” thought they were rubbish.Then they outmuscled Ireland on the way to a 32-20 win.There were echoes in New England. Tom Brady said during the post-season leading up to this Super Bowl: “Everyone thinks we suck and we can’t win any game.” After the confetti finished falling in Atlanta on Sunday, they have equalled the record for the most Super Bowl wins in history.How do these teams believe that they are written off by “everyone”? Well, there is a difference between some outsiders wanting you to lose and the public at large actually thinking you are terrible. But it helps to blur this distinction or at the very least create the impression that you are being relentlessly hunted and the world is cheering for the poacher. Anyway, when you’re embedded in your own camp, where the message is tightly controlled, it doesn’t matter what the people outside genuinely believe. It is about narrative.Related: Six Nations talking points from Round OneWhat is clear is that neither England nor New England suck. Now Jones and his men in white will have a tough task convincing themselves that people think they are garbage and are destined to lose in the next round of the Six Nations.Thankfully there are other ways to create a siege mentality. So it’s great that, while France struggle on the field, there is a rich history of animosity between the nations on either side of the Channel to do a caricature of. Let’s get the buzz going again. Who’s with us – or more fittingly, against us?Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Powerhouses England rugby and the NFL’s New England Patriots thrive when feeling it’s them versus the worldlast_img read more

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Studio Hundred and 7 N / Debaixo do Bloco Arquitetura

first_img Brazil Project gallerySee allShow lessJL House / Martín Montone ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsJohn Wardle Architects Designs New Curtin University School of Design in AustraliaArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Brasilia – Distrito Federal, BrazilLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/905266/studio-hundred-and-7-n-debaixo-do-bloco-arquitetura Clipboard CopyResidential Architecture, Adaptive Reuse•Brasilia, Brazil Residential Architecture Area:  731 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeDebaixo do Bloco ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsGlassStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseBrasiliaBrazilPublished on April 19, 2019Cite: “Studio Hundred and 7 N / Debaixo do Bloco Arquitetura” [Studio Cento e 7 Ene / Debaixo do Bloco Arquitetura] 19 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/905266/studio-hundred-and-7-n-debaixo-do-bloco-arquitetura Clipboard “COPY” Photographs Architects: Debaixo do Bloco Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Studio Hundred and 7 N / Debaixo do Bloco ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveStudio Hundred and 7 N / Debaixo do Bloco Arquitetura ArchDaily 2018 Projects Year:  Photographs:  Haruo MikamiSave this picture!© Haruo MikamiText description provided by the architects. An old building in Brasilia designed by Oscar Niemeyer – which in its last years functioned as a school – was reactivated with the purpose of hosting new projects. One of them is the Studio hundred and 7 N, proposal of the Debaixo do Bloco Architecture to receive a cosmopolitan client who lives alone, receives friends and travels a lot.In an old classroom of 8.50 m long by 8.00 m wide and Ceiling height of 3,20 m the architect Clay Rodrigues proposed a layout that distributes Living Room, Kitchen, Home Office, Bedroom and Bathroom connected.Save this picture!Iso layoutThe social areas have full integration – living room, kitchen and home office – while bedroom and bathroom are partially or totally isolated with two constructive elements purposely designed within the free area 68 m²:- The first, a pillar of 1.10 m in length that helps in structuring the trusses of the roof and makes the physical and visual delimitation of the living room / kitchen to the bedroom, also serves as support for a bar and support for the single house tv.- The second, a black cube of stone with 2.20 m of height, loose of the ceiling, creates the necessary privacy for the environment. The reduced scale and color were purposely defined with the intention of bringing the sense of shelter and intimacy.The roof was not a matter of architectural style, but rather a high right. The floor had 3 different levels: Level 1, street. Level 2, where the teacher taught. Level 3: from the classroom. With a new level of intensity of “+ 70 cm” the amplitude of visual space, to solve this problem was decided by the creation of sectors, but detached from the tile.Save this picture!© Haruo MikamiSave this picture!© Haruo MikamiTo camouflage the different structural elements and materials were painted white; the tiles, trusses, structures and installation, a way to unite the elements turning them into one, thus also reducing visual pollution.The sectorized and “loose” linings of the tile subtly delineate the environments. They also have different heights where they gradually become lower as the use of the environment; Kitchen 2.70 m, Living Room 2,40 m, bedroom 2,20 m and finally the cube of the bathroom in 2,10 m.Save this picture!© Haruo MikamiSave this picture!© Haruo MikamiDespite the visible struts to hold this design item the sensation – especially at night when the tile disappears and the liner stands out – is that it is floating in space.Another constructive element is the vertical brise-soleil leased in the front and rear facades, a way to integrate interior with exterior and to reduce the direct solar incidence. These elements create slim windows that obey a rhythm – inspiration brought from a residential building of block 107 north of Brasilia.Scenographic and punctual lighting compose the interior of the environment next to a wooden freijó woodeork designed by the office. The finish of the walls is a mixture of cement and glue developed on site and creates a neutral background in color, but irregular in textures and shadows.Save this picture!© Haruo MikamiSave this picture!© Haruo MikamiIn the decoration of 100% Brazilian furniture, as well as all the stones that cover floor, countertops and walls, along with pop objects, fashion magazines and travel souvenirs are exhibited by the house paintings by the artist Christus Nobrega and Aldemir Martins, items that give personality to space. Studio Hundred and 7 N / Debaixo do Bloco Arquitetura “COPY” Save this picture!© Haruo Mikami+ 56Curated by Pedro Vada Sharelast_img read more

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Irish music stars sing for homeless charities

first_img  138 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Irish music stars sing for homeless charities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: Celebrity charity single christmas Ireland Some of the top names in Irish music have come together to release a Christmas single in aid of homeless people.Proceeds from the cover of the 1966 hit, Simon & Garfunkel’s Homeward Bound, will be donated to three charities:the Peter McVerry TrustSimon Community IrelandFocus Ireland.U2’s Bono sings on the single, together with Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody, Conor O’Brien of Villagers, Cathy Davey, Saint Sister and David Geraghty of Bell X1, with arrangements by Colm Mac Con Iomaire, formerly of The Frames, and backing vocals by the High Hopes Choir, whose members are former homeless people.The accompanying album, Street Lights, will be released next month. It will include tracks from The Frames (Angel at My Table), David Gray (Falling Down the Mountainside), Lisa O’Neill (No Train to Cavan) and Saint Sister (a cover of The Cranberries’ Dreams).Bono delivered his line remotely from his home in Dalkey, according to the Irish Times, several hours before he took to the stage for the third of U2’s four homecoming gigs. Shortly after the single’s release it went to number two on iTunes. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 25 November 2018 | News Aoife Woodlock, who co-ordinated the project, confirmed that a copy of Homeward Bound was being sent to Paul Simon so that the was aware of the charity fundraising initiative.“We want him to hear what these Irish musicians have done, why they’ve done it and what it’s for,” she said.Homeward Bound is published on all digital platforms. Street Lights is released on Friday 7 December and people can donate €4 to the project by text.  137 total views,  1 views today Advertisementlast_img read more

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Pancreatic Cancer Action & Pancreatic Cancer Scotland announce intention to merge

first_imgMain image: Fiona Brown (left) & Ali Stunt  294 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 30 January 2020 | News Tagged with: merger Pancreatic Cancer Action & Pancreatic Cancer Scotland announce intention to merge “The intention to merge will strengthen and grow our combined activities, enabling us to add more value, take more action and drive positive change: by coming together the 2020’s will be the decade of change for pancreatic cancer.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Pancreatic Cancer Action & Pancreatic Cancer Scotland have announced their intention to merge.This year marks the 10th anniversary for both charities, which were founded in 2010 to address a need for a pancreatic cancer charity focusing on improving symptom awareness, early diagnosis and patient care in Scotland and the UK.The charities have a shared vision of making this the decade for change for pancreatic cancer, driven by a need to improve survival rates.The two charities will continue initially as separate entities, before eventually merging into one organisation, subject to approval from Office of The Scottish Charity Regulator.It is anticipated that Ali Stunt will be the Chief Executive Officer of the merged organisation, with Fiona Brown managing the Scotland office. Stunt is the founder and CEO of Pancreatic Cancer Action, and a 12-year survivor of pancreatic cancer. Glasgow-based Fiona Brown is currently Development Manager of Pancreatic Cancer Scotland, and lost her mother to the illness.Currently, Pancreatic Cancer Action has 13 members of staff and Pancreatic Cancer Scotland has 3, and there will be no redundancies.While awaiting OSCR’s approval to formally merge, the charities will work to develop their joint fundraising activities, branding and the combined organisations’ future vision, strategy and action plans.Stunt said:“My ambition remains the same, as it did 10 years ago, that more people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer sooner, in time for surgery to be possible. This is what happened to me, but it was more a matter of luck and circumstance that afforded me the early diagnosis and, once understanding the statistics of this disease, I discovered that chance isn’t something one can rely on to get diagnosed early.”“By coming together, both charities know we can make greater strides in making our vision, a day when everyone is diagnosed early and survives pancreatic cancer, a reality. The pancreatic cancer charity world is very fragmented; this merger will reduce any potential duplication of effort and resources and means we can make a bigger impact.”Brown added: Advertisement  295 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

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NFL owners ban players from taking a knee to protest police brutality

first_imgEric Reid and Colin KaepernickAn overwhelming majority of the National Football League’s 32 CEOs voted on May 23 to ban peaceful protests by players in the form of kneeling during the playing of the national anthem in the upcoming 2018-19 season. Only Jed York, owner of the San Francisco 49ers, abstained.Since former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began to sit and then kneel at the beginning of every game during the 2016-17 season to protest racist police brutality, his actions became, and continue to be, a source of national debate that have transcended the sports world. Kaepernick actually began to protest during the 2016 preseason immediately following the police murders of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La., and Philando Castile in a suburb of St. Paul, Minn., both captured on video.Once other African-American players joined the protests from other teams, bigot in chief Donald Trump took to Twitter in September 2017, aiming a vicious attack on all protesting players, calling them “sons of b—ches” and demanding that owners fire them. He called on fans to boycott the games.The NFL’s Game Operations Manual will be updated to remove the requirement that all players be on the field when the anthem is played. The six main points in the new rules are the following: “Personnel who choose not to stand for the Anthem may stay in the locker room or in a similar location off the field until after the Anthem has been performed; A club will be fined by the League if its personnel are on the field and do not stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem”; and “Each club may develop its own work rules, consistent with the above principles, regarding its personnel who do not stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem.”Also, “The Commissioner will impose appropriate discipline on League personnel who do not stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem; Each club may develop its own work rules, consistent with the above principles, regarding its personnel who do not stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem”; and “The Commissioner will impose appropriate discipline on League personnel who do not stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem.”Trump has cancelled a June 5 visit to the White House by the current Super Bowl football champions, the Philadelphia Eagles, because a number of this team’s players, most notably, Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Long, refused to attend due to their opposition to Trump’s reactionary view on the NFL protests.Players union respondsThe NFL Players Association criticized the new rules: “The NFL chose to not consult the union in the development of this new ‘policy’” and the union will “challenge any aspect of it that is inconsistent with the collective bargaining agreement.” (thehill.com, May 23)The owners, along with Trump, have attempted to change the narrative of the protest’s origins from opposing police murders of unarmed Black and Brown people to disrespecting the U.S. flag and the military. Once Trump’s attacks elevated this false narrative, even members of the military — both retired and rank and file — defended the players’ right to protest based on the First Amendment.The owners have not only scapegoated the protesting athletes in the name of defending “patriotism,” but have also blamed these conscious athletes for the games’ declining TV ratings and ticket sales. These games are played in stadiums named after banks and corporations and located in affluent, mainly white suburbs.Other Black athletes are targetsThe vast majority of the billionaire and multimillionaire owners are white, while 70 percent of the NFL players are Black, wrote the Washington Post. Many of the players have personally experienced police brutality and mass incarceration many times in their young lives — so it is not a stretch that they feel a strong affinity for Black communities besieged by the police.Take Michael Bennett, an outspoken activist, defensive end with the Philadelphia Eagles, and Super Bowl champion. Las Vegas police brutalized him last Aug. 26 following a boxing match. Videotape showed two cops chasing him, throwing him to the ground and pointing a gun to his head. According to Bennett’s statement on Twitter, the cops’ excuse for this act of brutality was that he was “simply being a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time.”On the same day that the new NFL anti-protest policy was codified, the Milwaukee police released to the public a video cam of five white Milwaukee cops attacking and tasing twice Sterling Brown, a member of the National Basketball Association’s Milwaukee Bucks team, on Jan. 26. They cited him for a parking violation! While the Milwaukee police have publicly apologized to Brown, he is filing a lawsuit for violation of his civil rights on behalf of all known and unknown Black victims of police terror.Kaepernick’s actions and the repercussions he has faced have been compared by many to Muhammad Ali losing his heavyweight title in the late 1960s for refusing to fight in the Vietnam War. Also, Kaepernick has inspired other athletes of all ages and other sports to protest injustice by kneeling on fields and courts all over the country.Kaepernick and Eric Reid still unemployedKaepernick and his former 49ers teammate, defensive safety Eric Reid have not been picked up by any team as of June of this year. Reid was kneeling right next to Kaepernick during every game this past season.Many players have accused NFL owners of “blackballing” both players for taking a stand against racist oppression. There are rumors that some players plan to protest the new NFL rules during the upcoming season — and show solidarity with Kaepernick and Reid if they continue to be without jobs.Kaepernick filed a grievance last October charging collusion by the NFL owners — with encouragement from Trump — in keeping him from finding work since he opted out of his contract with the 49ers at the end of the 2017 season. Meanwhile, less accomplished quarterbacks were hired. Kaepernick led the 49ers to Super XLVIII, only to lose to the Baltimore Ravens.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Launch of Clear Customs Online 2020, preparing businesses for customs changes

first_img“Businesses need to ensure that their company is customs ready. Applications for the Clear Customs Online training can be made via www.skillnetireland.ie/clear-customs, ” added Ms Downes. Linkedin By the end of 2020, businesses, trading either with or through the UK, will be subject to a range of new customs formalities and other regulatory requirements. Clear Customs offers free essential online customs training to Customs intermediaries, and to businesses who frequently trade with or through the UK, or to jurisdictions outside the EU Customs Union.Shannon Chamber CEO Helen Downes, promoter of the Shannon Chamber Skillnet network states: “This support is very timely and welcomed by Shannon Chamber Skillnet. Business trading frequently with or through Great Britain will face a range of additional customers requirements from January 1, 2021 when the UK will be outside the EU customs union and single market; this is less than four months away and these changes will happen regardless of the outcome of the current negotiations between the UK and the EU.“This essential customs training will better prepare businesses to be Brexit ready.  The training is being delivered on a virtual platform, which again minimises any disruption to businesses who are already challenged in the current economic environment.  I would like to thank Paul Healy, CEO Skillnet Ireland, for his foresight in securing this training for business,” added Ms Downes.The Clear Customs training programme is targeted at Irish businesses, or others acting on behalf of businesses such as customs intermediaries. Features include an ‘on-the-go’ mobile app upon registration that will help customs agents, intermediaries and affected Irish businesses develop the capacity to deal with additional customs requirements. All businesses that trade with or through the UK need to act now to be prepared. BusinessLimerickNewsLaunch of Clear Customs Online 2020, preparing businesses for customs changesBy Staff Reporter – September 12, 2020 102 Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img Previous articleCall out for Limerick artists to apply for Tyrone Guthrie Bursary 2020Next articleMan bailed on child sexploitation and pornography charges Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook SKILLNET Ireland has launched the second phase of the ‘Clear Customs’ programme as part of the Government Brexit Readiness Action Plan. The free online training programme developed by Skillnet Ireland will be delivered virtually by CILT Skillnet and is accredited by Carlow Institute of Technology. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostSkillnet Print WhatsApplast_img read more

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Banks: What Now?

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: SecureView to Donate $100,000 to Red Cross Harvey Relief Efforts Next: Is HECM Down for the Count? About Author: Joey Pizzolato Joey Pizzolato is the Online Editor of DS News and MReport. He is a graduate of Spalding University, where he holds a holds an MFA in Writing as well as DePaul University, where he received a B.A. in English. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals and magazines. To contact Pizzolato, email [email protected] August 29, 2017 1,075 Views Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Banks: What Now? Home / Daily Dose / Banks: What Now? Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 2017-08-29 Joey Pizzolato  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Government, Headlines, News, Technology The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued a bulletin outlining guidelines banking and regulatory institutions should follow in response to potential bank closings due Hurricane Harvey.The agency highlighted six requirements to consider in the event of a disruption of service: lending, Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), investments, regulatory reporting requirements, publishing requirements, and temporary banking facilities.Institutions under the supervision of the OCC can receive CRA funding to make various investments in community revitalization or the implementation of services that work to promote the reinvigoration of areas that have been designated disaster areas. Institutions that want to learn more about CRA and ways it can be implemented should review the Q&A here.Following the OCC’s outlined guidelines are the best way for banks to ensure compliance with limited resources while still serving the financial needs of their customer base, according to the bulletin.The OCC also released a 22 page bulletin entitled “Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina: Preparing Your Institution for a Catastrophic Event,” which delves into different steps institutions can take to minimize risk and deal with the varying hurdles that natural disasters present in order to recover in a timely manner while helping their community. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

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‘The whole hill was ablaze’

first_img Twitter Google+ Firefighters have been praised for battling an overnight gorse fire at Knockalla.The alarm was raised at around 11pm with the blaze eventually brought under control late last night however there are reports that it’s still smouldering this morning.An investigation to determine the cause of the fire has been launched and anyone with information is being urged to contact Gardai.Donegal Senator and local resident Niall Blaney who rang the emergency services says the location of the fire proved trying for the fire service:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/niallgfhgfhgfblaney.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Pinterest Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications ‘The whole hill was ablaze’ By News Highland – May 7, 2020 AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+center_img Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleInvestigation launched into overnight gorse fire at KnockallaNext articleHomes evacuated in Letterkenny after early morning fire News Highland last_img read more

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Insights into shell deposition in the Antarctic bivalve Laternula elliptica: gene discovery in the mantle transcriptome using 454 pyrosequencing

first_imgBackground: The Antarctic clam, Laternula elliptica, is an infaunal stenothermal bivalve mollusc with a circumpolar distribution. It plays a significant role in bentho-pelagic coupling and hence has been proposed as a sentinel species for climate change monitoring. Previous studies have shown that this mollusc displays a high level of plasticity with regard to shell deposition and damage repair against a background of genetic homogeneity. The Southern Ocean has amongst the lowest present-day CaCO3 saturation rate of any ocean region, and is predicted to be among the first to become undersaturated under current ocean acidification scenarios. Hence, this species presents as an ideal candidate for studies into the processes of calcium regulation and shell deposition in our changing ocean environments. Results: 454 sequencing of L. elliptica mantle tissue generated 18,290 contigs with an average size of 535 bp (ranging between 142 bp-5.591 kb). BLAST sequence similarity searching assigned putative function to 17% of the data set, with a significant proportion of these transcripts being involved in binding and potentially of a secretory nature, as defined by GO molecular function and biological process classifications. These results indicated that the mantle is a transcriptionally active tissue which is actively proliferating. All transcripts were screened against an in-house database of genes shown to be involved in extracellular matrix formation and calcium homeostasis in metazoans. Putative identifications were made for a number of classical shell deposition genes, such as tyrosinase, carbonic anhydrase and metalloprotease 1, along with novel members of the family 2 G-Protein Coupled Receptors (GPCRs). A membrane transport protein (SEC61) was also characterised and this demonstrated the utility of the clam sequence data as a resource for examining cold adapted amino acid substitutions. The sequence data contained 46,235 microsatellites and 13,084 Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms(SNPs/INDELS), providing a resource for population and also gene function studies. Conclusions: This is the first 454 data from an Antarctic marine invertebrate. Sequencing of mantle tissue from this non-model species has considerably increased resources for the investigation of the processes of shell deposition and repair in molluscs in a changing environment. A number of promising candidate genes were identified for functional analyses, which will be the subject of further investigation in this species and also used in model-hopping experiments in more tractable and economically important model aquaculture species, such as Crassostrea gigas and Mytilus edulis.last_img read more

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Postdoctoral position in Physics and Astronomy

first_imgAn outstanding postdoctoral fellow is sought to develop prudentacquisition plans for the WFIRST investigation of type Iasupernovae. The successful candidate will develop strategies tomaximizing the supernova yields at specific redshifts, to obtainoptimal spectroscopic identifications and redshifts for asufficient fraction of candidate supernovae, to provide sufficientsampling for optical photometric identification of the remainingsample, and to efficiently sample light curves (with considerationfor coordinated observtions) to enable distance measurements. Thiswork will also examine the use of host environment characteristicsas priors to aid in candidate selections, and examine trades infilter and spectral element selection to best optimize thesurvey.A Ph. D. in astronomy, astrophysics, or physics is required. Weseek candidates with strong interpersonal and communication skills.The Johns Hopkins University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer of women, minorities, veterans, andindividuals with disabilities and encourages applications fromindividuals within these and other protected groups. Considerationof applications will start immediately and will continue until theposition is filled. Interested candidates should submit a CV, alist of publication, and a research statement, and arrange for twoletters of recommendation to be sent via Interfolio to https://apply.interfolio.com/73607 Applications received by February 21 will receive fullconsiderationThe Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity forits faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university doesnot discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status,pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age,disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, veteran status or other legally protectedcharacteristic. The university is committed to providing qualifiedindividuals access to all academic and employment programs,benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability,performance and merit without regard to personal factors that areirrelevant to the program involved.The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfmlast_img read more

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