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first_imgNews WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Two protests in Donegal this afternoon Google+ Two protests are planned today against new government taxes and charges and changes to school transport in Donegal.The protests are scheduled for this afternoon.Hundreds are expected at a major rally against the introduction of the €100 Household charge will take place in Letterkenny this afternoon.The protest will coincide with a national protest which will take place in the capital.People are being urged to gather at the Station Round about before 3pm.Meanwhile, Parents and teachers in the Finn Valley area are encouraged to attend a protest march later against changes to the boundary lines for school transport.As a result of the changes, students will only be able to get a free bus ticket if they attend the nearest post-primary school.The protest walk will begin at 2 o clock from Navenney Car Park in Ballybofey this afternoon.Parents, children and teachers will then make their way to Stranaorlar. By News Highland – March 24, 2012 center_img Previous articleConvicted Donegal sex offender in Limerick courtNext articleCouncil staff told to knock on doors to collect household charge News Highland Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

first_img Spurs insist Lloris was fit to continue playing following thorough checks by club doctor Shabaaz Mughal and physio Geoff Scott. It is this criticism of the club’s medical staff, who saved Fabrice Muamba’s life at White Hart Lane two seasons ago, that has riled Villas-Boas so much. “I stand absolutely by the decision I took and I stand by the decision that the medical department took following the checks that they made on the player,” the Portuguese said in a fiery press conference on Wednesday afternoon. “All the checks were according to the book. “I have registered the fact that a couple of people have taken this opportunity to find the chance to get themselves publicised who have no experience in the pitch whatever in these type of situations. “And I find it extremely disappointing that two people – a great doctor and a great physio, who saved the life of Muamba, were heavily put into question by lots of incompetent people, with absolutely no experience on the pitch, no experience in the action, no experience in the moment. “That is extremely serious and disappointing.” When asked if Scott and Mughal were angry about their conduct being questioned, Villas-Boas said: “Yes, of course.” FIFA’s chief medical officer, Professional Footballers’ Association head Gordon Taylor and brain injury charity Headway all hit out at the Tottenham manager for not substituting the goalkeeper following the collision. Lloris needed lengthy treatment on the pitch and the Spurs boss said afterwards that the Frenchman could not remember the incident. Press Association Villas-Boas has been irked by comparisons between Lloris’ situation and those encountered in different sports such as rugby, and other head injuries in football. “It’s something that astonishes me why it’s tried to be put in the same mould as all of these situations that happened in the past,” he said. “My medical department has followed the Premier League guidelines for this type of situation. “This is not comparable to American football, rugby, Andros Townsend’s situation or Petr Cech’s situation.” Rarely has Villas-Boas been so animated and passionate about a subject since he moved to England. The Portuguese also appears to believe that Lukaku could have jumped over Lloris when the France international dived for the ball in the goalless draw at Goodison Park. “I find it remarkable as well that nobody has dedicated themselves to find out if the player could have avoided keeper and I’m disappointed that Lukaku hasn’t contacted Hugo,” Villas-Boas continued. “I don’t question Lukaku’s integrity or human side, I have maximum respect for him and I think he has for me, but from all this excitement from something that is so negative I’m surprised no time was lost to study this. “I don’t want to question Lukaku, he’s a young player, wonderfully gifted but I think he could have jumped over Lloris.” Villas-Boas says he has not taken the criticism of his decision to keep Lloris on to heart. “People can have a pop at me at any time, I’m immune to that,” he said with a smile. “After my Chelsea experience, I took a vaccine that makes me immune to a couple of things. I’ve lived through a lot.” So despite the concerns of the experts who called for Lloris to be rested for at least a week, the goalkeeper is available to start Tottenham’s Europa League clash against Sheriff Tiraspol on Thursday. Villas-Boas has made a decision on who will start in goal but will not make that call public until an hour before kick-off when the teams are announced. “He was out on the (training) pitch this morning,” he said. “The selection has been made. (the media) will just have to wait.” After a summer spending spree totalling over £100million, Villas-Boas is able to rotate his team for the encounter with the Moldovan champions, even though he knows victory will be enough to see Spurs through to the knockout stages. “We will make a lot of changes tomorrow but there will be no complacency,” Villas-Boas said. Andre Villas-Boas has launched a scathing attack on those who criticised his decision to keep Hugo Lloris on the field of play after being knocked unconscious by Romelu Lukaku on Sunday.last_img read more

first_imgMany of the West’s greatest parks and scenic areas lie on the Colorado Plateau, a large basin covering parts of Arizona, Utah, New Mexico and Colorado.  Within its rugged acres are the Grand Canyon, Grand Staircase, Bryce Canyon, Zion Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Natural Bridges, Monument Valley, Mesa Verde, Glen Canyon and Lake Powell, and numerous small parks and scenic byways.  How this vast region rose 2 kilometers high away from plate boundaries, and maintained sedimentary strata miles thick that often lie flat as a pancake for hundreds of miles, is an enigma to geologists – and it underscores the problem historical sciences have with making pronouncements about the unobservable past.    Rebecca M. Flowers (U of Colorado, Boulder) wrote about “The enigmatic rise of the Colorado Plateau” in the journal Geology this month.1 How and when the Colorado Plateau attained its current mean elevation of ~2 km has puzzled scientists for nearly 150 yr.  This problem is most dramatically manifest when standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon, viewing the extraordinary 1500-m-deep gorge carved into nearly horizontal sedimentary rocks that were deposited during the 500 m.y. prior to plateau uplift when the region resided near sea level.  What caused the elevation gain of this previously stable cratonic region in Cenozoic time?  Did the source of buoyancy for plateau uplift arise from the crust, lithospheric mantle, or asthenosphere, or through some combination of the three?  Why did this low-relief plateau escape significant upper crustal strain during uplift, in contrast to the Cenozoic surface deformation that is so strikingly apparent in the high-relief landscape of the surrounding Rocky Mountain, Rio Grande Rift, and Basin and Range provinces (Fig. 1)?The current issue contains two new theories, but Flowers is not convinced of either of them.  Here are a few quotes from the article indicating the degree of doubt and frustration explaining the Colorado Plateau.Although there is a first-order understanding of vertical motions in areas close to plate boundaries, there is comparatively little consensus on the causes of such motions distal from these margins.  The Colorado Plateau exemplifies this problem.Hypothesized mechanisms include partial removal of the lithospheric mantle (e.g., Spencer, 1996), chemical alteration of the lithosphere owing to volatile addition or magma extraction (e.g., Humphreys et al., 2003; Roy et al., 2004), warming of heterogeneous lithosphere (Roy et al., 2009), hot upwelling within the asthenosphere (Parsons and McCarthy, 1995; Moucha et al., 2009), and crustal thickening (McQuarrie and Chase, 2000).  It is clear that there is no shortage of mechanisms that could explain the plateau’s origin.  The core challenge is determining which mechanism, or combination of mechanisms, is indeed the cause.One question arising from these two studies is: are their conclusions compatible?The other obvious question that emerges from these efforts is both more important and far more difficult to answer.  Do the proposed models accurately describe the true origin and evolution of Colorado Plateau elevation?One reason why resolving the cause of plateau uplift is such a tough problem is that deciphering the paleoelevation of continents is extremely difficult, and the plateau’s elevation history is critically important for isolating the correct uplift mechanism.Not surprisingly, contradictory interpretations regarding the uplift history of the Colorado Plateau often arise from the diverse information yielded by the many studies in this region.The two geodynamic studies in this issue of Geology underscore the probable complexity of the plateau’s history.  They especially highlight the unlikelihood of the entire plateau undergoing a single spatially uniform phase of surface uplift, and emphasize the potential for significant geographic and temporal heterogeneity in elevation gain.  Such a history would only exacerbate the challenge of accurately reconstructing the plateau’s evolution from the geological record.The “perplexing story” is not limited to explaining this one region.  As Flowers said, if we can’t understand this plateau, we can’t explain a lot of other earth formations.  “The answers to these contentious questions are significant for understanding how deep-seated processes control the elevation change and topographic evolution of Earth’s surface.”1.  Rebecca M. Flowers, “The enigmatic rise of the Colorado Plateau” (open access), Geology v. 38 no. 7, p. 671-672, doi: 10.1130/focus072010.1.They don’t tell you these things on the National Park signs.  The parks make it sound so easy.  A million years here, a few billion years there, and presto: Grand Canyon.  Remember this article next time you travel the Colorado Plateau.  They don’t have a clue after 150 years of thinking about it.  How much more time should we give the clueless before opening the doors to thinking outside the box?    One of the biggest stumbling blocks for them understanding this region is their insistence on deep time and their denial of the catastrophic power of the Flood.  They should really take some creation geology papers more seriously (06/21/2010) unless they find cluelessness somehow comforting.  Now why would that be?  Job security.(Visited 83 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgTags:#New Media#web Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… chris cameroncenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A few weeks ago we reported on the glut of traditional media publishers that are seemingly flocking to the wildly popular micro-blogging service Tumblr. Now it seems Tumblr is also attracting the employees of these media outlets. Mark Coatney, editor at Newsweek and the man behind the magazine’s Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook accounts, has announced he is leaving the publication to join the Tumblr team. Coatney says the decision was obviously a difficult one for him to make, but that Tumblr, to him, represents the future of publishing. “One of the reasons I’ve long been interested in online journalism is in the ways it can be, in a way no other medium can, a two-way communication between writer and reader; Tumblr is one of the best ways I’ve seen to accomplish that,” he wrote on his Tumblelog today.Coatney’s new position will be to be a liaison for other media publications that want to extend their reach on Tumblr the way companies like Newsweek, The New Yorker and The New York Times have. His philosophy is that editors should not simply be shameless self-promoters, but should instead leverage these various platforms to engage with their communities at the personal level.The move to Tumblr is a clear sign that the micro-blogging service is very interested in helping traditional media find a new voice online. For Coatney, this isn’t the first time he’s shifted gears in his media career. Before joining Newsweek, he worked as a writer and editor for Time Magazine, where he also helped to create the first iteration of Time.com.last_img read more

first_imgDefinitionBlindness is a lack of vision. It may also refer to a loss of vision that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses.Partial blindness means you have very limited vision.Complete blindness means you cannot see anything and do not see light. (Most people who use the term “blindness” mean complete blindness.)People with vision that is worse than 20/200 with glasses or contact lenses are considered legally blind in most states in the United States.Vision loss refers to the partial or complete loss of vision. This vision loss may happen suddenly or over a period of time.Some types of vision loss never lead to complete blindness.Alternative NamesLoss of vision; No light perception (NLP); Low vision; Vision loss and blindnessCommon CausesBlindness has many causes. In the United States, the leading causes are:Accidents or injuries to the surface of the eye (such as chemical burns or sports injuries)DiabetesGlaucomaMacular degenerationThe type of partial vision loss may differ, depending on the cause:With cataracts, vision may be cloudy or fuzzy, and bright light may cause glareWith diabetes, vision may be blurred, there may be shadows or missing areas of vision, and difficulty seeing at nightWith glaucoma, there may be tunnel vision and missing areas of visionWith macular degeneration, the side vision is normal but the central vision is slowly lostOther causes of vision loss include:Blocked blood vesselsComplications of premature birth (retrolental fibroplasia)Complications of eye surgeryLazy eyeOptic neuritisStrokeRetinitis pigmentosaTumors such as retinoblastoma and optic gliomaHome CareadvertisementWhen you have low vision, you may have trouble driving, reading, or doing small tasks such as sewing or making crafts. You can make changes in your home and routines that help you stay safe and independent. Many services will provide you with the training and support you need to live independently.Call your health care provider ifSudden vision loss is always an emergency, even if you have not completely lost all vision. You should never ignore loss of vision, thinking it will get better.Contact an ophthalmologist or go to the emergency room immediately. Most serious forms of vision loss are painless, and the absence of pain in no way diminishes the urgent need to get medical care. Many forms of vision loss only give you a short amount of time to be successfully treated.What to expect at your health care providers officeA complete and thorough eye examination will be performed. The treatment will depend on the cause of the vision loss.For long-term vision loss, see a low-vision specialist, who can help you learn to care for yourself and live a full life.ReferencesKraut JA. Vision rehabilitation. In: Tasman W, Jaeger EA, eds. Duanes Ophthalmology. On DVD-ROM, 1st ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2012:chap 46.Olitsky SE, Hug D, Smith LP. Disorders of Vision. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2011:chap 613.Yanoff M, Cameron D. Diseases of the visual system. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 431.Review Date:9/3/2012Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington; and Franklin W. Lusby, MD, Ophthalmologist, Lusby Vision Institute, La Jolla, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more