Google+ Roscommon14611071 WhatsApp Kerry8953.579 Twitter Kilkenny<5479.679 687 new cases of Covid 19 have been confirmed in the Republic this evening, with one more death.31 of the new cases were in Donegal, which now has a 14 day incidence rate of 191 per 100,000 people, compared to the national figure of 209.There have now been 220,273 Covid 19 cases confirmed since the pandemic began, with 4,319 Covid related deaths.It's also been confirmed this evening that as of 8am today, 540 COVID-19 patients were in hospital, hich 120 of them in ICU.Meanwhile, as of Friday, 426,070 doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered in Ireland, with285,780 people receiving their first dose, and 140,290 people their second. 7-day incidence 95.95-day moving average 684 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Sligo5482.454 WhatsApp 285,780 people have received their first dose140,290 people have received their second dose Pinterest ~The 5-day moving average of the number of new cases provides an appropriate indicator of current daily case numbers within a county. It takes account of any validation of cases for previous days and smooths out daily/weekend fluctuations in case numbers. Louth3626270348 *Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 death. The figure of 4,319 deaths reflects this.**Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 6 confirmed cases. The figure of 220,273 confirmed cases reflects this. Longford011352.3144 Limerick4942280.7547 Statement from the National Public Health Emergency TeamThe Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1 additional death related to COVID-19.This death occurred in January.There has been a total of 4,319* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of midnight, Sunday 28th February, the HPSC has been notified of 687 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 220,273** confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.Of the cases notified today:352 are men / 334 are female71% are under 45 years of ageThe median age is 30 years old240 in Dublin, 49 in Limerick, 44 in Offaly, 40 in Galway, 36 in Louth and the remaining 278 cases are spread across 19 other counties***. Westmeath2422273.7243 Dublin240277287.73,877 Previous articleMcCann stepping down from Derry City and Strabane CouncilNext articleGary Duffy appointed Donegal U20 Manager News Highland 687 new cases of Covid 19 reported, 31 in Donegal Pinterest Laois1213265.7225 Facebook Homepage BannerNews By News Highland - March 1, 2021 Meath3233221.5432 Facebook ***County data should be considered provisional as the national Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting System (CIDR) is a dynamic system and case details are continually being validated and updated. Tipperary2620200.6320 Today’s cases, 5-day moving average of new cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 28 February 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population) Donegal3127191304 Kildare1622204.9456 The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community including daily data on Ireland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, the Department of Health said; “While the number of daily cases and the number of people in hospital and critical care remain high, we continue to make progress. In the last 24 hours, we have had no new admissions to critical care, the first time this has happened since St. Stephen’s Day. This is one more tangible signal of the efforts that people continue to make and how those efforts are impacting positively on the trajectory of COVID-19 in Ireland. Please stick with this over the coming weeks.”Professor Pete Lunn, Head of the Behavioural Research Unit, ESRI said; “Data from the Public Opinion Tracking Survey Research (Amárach/Department of Health) and from the new Social Activity Measure (ESRI/Department of the Taoiseach), give insight into how people are coping with the prolonged period of restrictions. The evidence shows that while people are finding it tough going, the large majority (79%) believe that preventing the spread of Covid-19 is more important than the burden of restrictions. Just 10% disagree.“This pattern helps to explain how measures of compliance have been rising in recent weeks and months, despite the frustrations that people feel,” said Professor Pete Lunn, Head of the Behavioural Research Unit at the ESRI, who analysed the data. “Just because we feel a particular way, does not mean that this feeling dictates our behaviour. Rather, the large majority of people in Ireland support the restrictions and are sticking to them, despite the frustrations.“The data also show systematic misperceptions about socially activity. Presently, half the adult population does not meet up with anyone outside their household over a 48-hour period, with less than one quarter meeting up with three or more. Yet these more socially active people believe that they are meeting fewer people than average.“There is a clear misperception. Most people believe that others are enjoying more of a social life than they are. Those who are in fact most socially active do not realise this. The finding is important, and we need to try to correct this misperception. When people appreciate effort being made by others, they typically become more likely to follow.”ENDS// Mayo2417234.5306 Cavan106156.2119 Cork322667.4366 Wexford5888.2132 Carlow910207.3118 Galway4039257.7665 Wicklow<5797.6139 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Monaghan97231.3142 Ireland687684209.29,964 Offaly4427433.6338 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows As of 8am today, 540 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 120 are in ICU. 14 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.As of February 26th, 426,070 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland: Clare69142.2169 Leitrim<53140.445 Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic CountyToday's cases***(to midnight 28Feb2021)5-Day Moving Average of New Cases14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population(to 28Feb2021)New Cases during last 14 days(to 28Feb2021) Waterford<58211.7246 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme
Every summer at the OutDoor Friedrichshafen show in Germany — the largest outdoor industry trade show for Europe and really the global market — brands hope to take away one of the shows coveted OutDoor Industry Award recognitions. The OutDoor Industry Award is one of the highest design prizes available to companies in the outdoor industry.Awards go to products and technologies that indicate a possible new trend and demonstrate a high degree of innovation and design quality. Among those 35 awarded were seven gold awards this year for exceptionally outstanding products. This year the panel of judges reviewed 361 products. “The OutDoor Industry Award honors innovative products that represent an exceptional achievement. They have the potential to become future trendsetters in the outdoor industry. Among these OutDoor Industry Award winners are products that set new benchmarks for the entire industry. These products are the gold award winners,” said Stefan Reisinger, Head of OutDoor. The OutDoor Industry Award is held by Messe Friedrichshafen this year for the first time in association with the German Designer Club (DDC).In addition to the new Arc’teryx Alpha² FL Men´s, the Salewa Speed Ascent also won a Gold Award for footwear innovation. Salewa is based in South Tyrol, Italy, and while many people in the U.S. are still learning about the brand, globally they have been a footwear leader for a very long time.“For the second year in a row, Salewa has won three awards at the same time from the leading European outdoor trade fair. With the additional launch of a new logo, these awards are even more important to us because they emphasize our strong drive for brand renewal and leadership in innovation. I’m particularly pleased that in addition to two innovation awards, we also won in the area of sustainability,” said Heiner Oberrauch, president of the Salewa-Oberalp Group.The fast-hike Salewa Speed Ascent features “Take-Off Technology,” a pre-cambered position for the toes, in addition to Vibram’s “Rolling Gait System,” a rocker-shaped sole for quicker, more effective acceleration. The shoe also features a double-row lacing system and an overlapping tongue system for superior support, fit and function.
The fee raised eyebrows given his previous spell in England but there may have been underlying factors behind De Bruyne’s failure at Chelsea. “I only talked with him twice, Mourinho,” De Bruyne told several national newspapers. “One was before a game against Basle, where he said I was doing better in his opinion and that I would get my chance. I think that was maybe November (2013). “Then one week before January, that’s when I said I wanted to go because even if I was training better, I was not getting any minutes. “I’m not somebody who talks a lot with the coach. I didn’t do it in Wolfsburg and I didn’t do it at my other teams. I’m not the most open player, I’m not the biggest clown. I just try to do my thing. “Of course, you want to know sometimes what he thinks or what he thinks you need to do. “It’s the most difficult thing for a player when they say you are doing good, that’s what you read in the press, but you don’t know what you are doing wrong. That was maybe the biggest part that went wrong.” The Belgian signed for Chelsea from Genk as a 20-year-old in January 2012 but failed to establish himself at Stamford Bridge. He was sold to Wolfsburg two years later and his form in the Bundesliga persuaded Manchester City to break their transfer record for the second time this summer as they signed him for a fee understood to be around £54million. Press Association Kevin de Bruyne has claimed manager Jose Mourinho only spoke to him twice during the time they worked together at Chelsea.
AC Milan plan to offer QPR £3m for Adel Taarabt, Sky Sport Italia have reported.Taarabt ended last season on loan at the Italian club and is desperate to join them on a permanent basis.And it is claimed that Kia Joorabchian, who has advised QPR on various transfer deals and acts as Taarabt’s representative, is due to meet Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani on Tuesday to discuss a potential deal.Rangers manager Harry Redknapp, who sold Taarabt to the R’s when he was Tottenham boss, has indicated that the player is determined to move on.Taarabt’s future is uncertain following his return to Rangers.Spurs would be entitled to a significant share of any transfer fee under the terms of the deal that took Taarabt to Loftus Road in the summer of 2010.For more transfer speculation, including ex-Chelsea man Lassana Diarra being linked with QPR, see Sunday morning’s Paper Talk.See also:QPR linked with Leicester City target and former Portsmouth starFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
ALAMEDA — Jon Gruden isn’t always transparent with the media, most recently claiming he was surprised by general manager Reggie McKenzie’s inevitable firing. Yet he left no room for interpretation when declaring his team’s best player after upsetting the Steelers.“Jared was awesome,” Gruden said of tight end Jared Cook. “He clearly is our MVP. In my opinion, he is phenomenal.”Cook caught seven passes for a team-high 116 yards in the Raiders’ 24-21 win over AFC North-leading Pittsburgh. He …
Introducing the “Poof!” Theory of Evolution.A rather famous evolutionist who studied under John Maynard Smith and specializes in theoretical evolutionary biology, Eörs Szathmáry (see 2/06/05, 2/18/09 and 1/05/10, also a Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week winner, 7/23/06), has been working on the “great transformations” of evolution for a long time. His latest entry, published in PNAS, announces an upgrade: “Toward Major Evolutionary Transitions Theory 2.0“.In this paper, he brings his latest solutions to seven major evolutionary transitions from nonlife to life: (1) protocells, (2) the genetic code, (3) eukaryotic cells, (4) plastids, (5) multicellularity, (6) eusocial animal societies, and (7) societies with natural language. His toolkit of “explanatory mechanisms” for overcoming these major evolutionary hurdles includes multilevel selection, decomposition of the transitions into more manageable units, handwaving (e.g., “This process is still an unsolved problem”), jargon, and a strong predilection for instantaneous, inexplicable appearances (i.e., magic). Since whatever he needs appears as if in a burst of smoke, we can summarize his story as the “Poof! Theory of Evolution.” Examples:During transitions, new units of reproduction emerge [poof!], and establishment [poof!] of such units requires high fidelity of reproduction (as opposed to mere replication).Enduring diploidy is an optional consequence of sex that arose [poof!] in certain lineages independently [poof!].The recurrent emergence [poof!] of the division of labor or the combination of functions allows the higher level units to be more efficient under certain conditions, which has to translate into a fitness advantage.It was noted that new inheritance systems arise [poof!] first in a rudimentary form….There are hereditary mechanisms below and before, as well as above and after, DNA that emerged [poof!] in evolution: the RNA world, epigenetic inheritance, and language are important examples.In the lifecycle, the multicellular condition arises [poof!] either by cells (or nuclei) coming together [poof!] or by cell division, followed by sticking together [poof!].A major outstanding issue is what I call filial transitions: origin and evolution [poof!] of new Darwinian systems within the hierarchy, such as the nervous system (poof!) and the adaptive immune system [poof!] in vertebrates.As soon as proteinaceous aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases appeared on the scene [poof!], a new kind of autocatalysis (replication) emerged [poof!].Rather than a separate major transition, meiosis and syngamy seem to be better regarded as a coevolving form of maintenance or transformation of an emerging [poof!] higher-level evolutionary unit. The other component of the genetic revolution is the emergence [poof!] of the nucleus itself, from which the name eukaryote is derived. The evolution of [poof!] introns and eukaryotic gene regulation….In the case of symbiosis, the increase in complexity [poof!] is accompanied by the emergence [poof!] of synchronized replication.Just as the evolution of [poof!] powerful epigenetic inheritance systems allowed the evolution of [poof!] complex multicellularity, natural language allowed the emergence of [poof!] complex human societies.The transition [poof!] to cells now includes the origin of [poof!] chromosomes, and the origin of [poof!] meiosis and syngamy is included in the transition [poof!] to eukaryotic cells.Aggregation of cells evolved four times independently [poof!4]Although multicellularity arose [poof!] more than 20 times [poof!20], the “spectacular” forms arose only in plants, animals, and fungi [poof!3].The magic words are sprinkled liberally throughout Szathmáry’s paper. After decades of tackling the Great Transitions in Evolution 1.0, this is 2.0, his latest and greatest scenario of how life evolved from chemicals to evolutionary storyteller. A perceptive reader might wonder, “Proof or poof?”Sometimes we just need to let the evolutionists discredit themselves. As in politics, when your opponent is making a fool of himself, don’t interrupt him. (Visited 41 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
25 September 2012South African defence equipment manufacturer Denel and Russian Helicopters, a leading international designer and manufacturer of helicopters, have signed an agreement to create a helicopter servicing hub for sub-Saharan Africa.The agreement was signed at the 7th Africa Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (AAD) at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria last week.Through the agreement, Denel Aviation, a division of Denel, is now the only company in sub-Saharan Africa accredited to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for models produced by Russian Helicopters.Speaking at the signing ceremony, Denel chief executive Riaz Saloojee said the agreement would significantly expand the company’s business in Africa and strengthen its position as the premier provider of MRO services on the continent.Sub-Saharan maintenance hubDenel Aviation CEO Mike Kgobe said Denel’s objective was to become the maintenance hub for most of the modern commercial and military aircraft operating in sub-Saharan Africa.“The agreement represents the culmination of a long-standing partnership between the two companies,” Kgobe said.Russian Helicopters CEO Dmitry Petrov said civil aviation was a high-growth market in Africa, and that Russian Helicopters was well positioned to be a market leader on the continent for years to come.“We see great potential for our helicopters in countries across Africa, and are delighted to be working with Denel Aviation to provide a complete customer care programme for our clients on the continent,” Petrov said.Skills transferFrom October, Denel Aviation technical staff will attend an intensive training programme on the latest Russian Helicopters technology and procedures in the eastern Siberian city of Novosibirsk.This will mean that teams of Denel Aviation engineers and technicians will be deployable at short notice to perform emergency repair work on helicopters across the continent.For deeper-level MRO work, the aircraft will be transported to the company’s facilities close to OR Tambo International Airport in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg.“Our knowledge of the African geography and climatic conditions, and the track record of our products that have been extensively deployed in operational conditions, make us a logical partner of choice to the military and civilian markets on the continent,” Kgobe said.Russian Helicopters manufactures an extensive line-up of versatile and resilient helicopters for purposes ranging from cargo and passenger transport to medevac and search-and-rescue missions, fire-fighting, corporate transportation and offshore in the oil and gas sector.Russian Helicopters has been sole vendor of Russian-built civilian helicopters to foreign clients since consolidation of the country’s helicopter manufacturing sector was completed in 2010.Source: SANews.gov.za
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will get a bigger voter share in the Assembly elections than it did in the general elections this year, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here on Wednesday while welcoming the new State and city unit BJP chiefs.Speaking at a function to mark the formal induction of Chandrakant Patil as the Maharashtra BJP president and Mangal Prabhat Lodha as the Mumbai unit president, Mr. Fadnavis said his government has done in five years what previous governments failed to do in 15 years. This, he added, was enough to ensure a second term for the BJP-Shiv Sena coalition. “We have shown in the last five years we do not want power for the sake of power. It is to change the life of the common man. The aim of this government when it will come back to power will be to make Maharashtra the number one State. We have achieved significant growth in the past five years inindustry, health and education. We want to do the same for the next five years,” he said at the party’s head office at Nariman Point. Both Mr. Patil and Mr. Lodha on Wednesday gave a clarion call to party workers to oust Congress from Mumbai and the State. Mr. Lodha said the party must make the most of the golden phase in its expansion and eliminate the Congress from the financial capital. “Simple workers like me have got a big responsibility. We want to rid Mumbai of the Congress in the next one year,” he said. Considered number two in the Devendra Fadnavis-led cabinet, Mr. Patil replaces Raosaheb Danve, who resigned as the state BJP chief after his induction into the Union cabinet.Mr. Patil said making the State “Congress-mukt” was his priority and added that BJP will look to secure over 51% of the vote share along with ally Sena. He was confident of making inroads into the strongholds of Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). When asked if the party would breach Baramati — NCP’s stronghold — he said the party would do what senior leader Smriti Irani did to win Amethi. “She kept going there (Amethi) day after day. On the same lines, we will win Baramati by 2024 and eliminate Congress and the NCP from State,” he said. He, however, admitted that defeating NCP leader Ajit Pawar in Baramati would be like day- dreaming.“NCP won got a lead of 1.20 lakh votes in the Lok Sabha elections in Baramati. It is difficult to cover it in this Assembly elections. But I have set the target of winning Baramati LS seat in 2024,” Mr. Patil said.