During a two-day National Energy Efficiency Workshop, Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) Chief Executive Officer Mahender Sharma charged persons to utilise Light-Emitting Diode (LED) lights as they were more economical.According to the CEO, the LED lights are approximately 60 to 80 per cent more efficient, are available in different sizes and colours, and their lifespan is much longer than regular bulbs.Sharma said too that energy efficient air conditioning systems are 50 per cent more efficient, start more quickly, are quieter, reduce voltage and most importantly, are economical.He, therefore, encouraged participants of the workshop to make financial arrangements to obtain and install indoor and outdoor LED lights, along with energy efficient air conditioners and equipment to reduce energy costs.Sharma assured that the GEA would be available to provide technical advice and support at all times.Also speaking at the workshop, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson urged consumers to make smart choices in their utilisation of energy, noting that this could save them money.He posited that businesses could progress in terms of finance and productivity if they decided to make use of energy efficient systems.Patterson further explained that energy efficiency would decrease the necessity for investment in energy infrastructure, cut energy bills, improve health and consumer welfare, and increase competitiveness.Additionally, the Minister asserted that the current Administration was dedicated to the endorsement of energy efficiency, energy conservation and the development and utilisation of alternative sources of energy. As part of the second phase of the Latin American and Caribbean Energy Efficiency Programme, Government intended to place focus on achieving sustainable energy savings, as well as prioritising investment needs in the energy sector. He explained that for this to be a success, persons needed to merge and systemise activities to be undertaken by several institutions, adding that a minor change in behaviour was also vital to improve energy efficiency. Recently, the GEA carried out exercises, including the setting up of LED solar powered lights, the delivery of energy efficient stoves, the replacement of inefficient street lighting, and ongoing public awareness and education programmes.Additionally, legislation has been amended to remove Value Added Tax (VAT) on imported compact LED lamps, to motivate energy efficient behaviours.The participants of the workshop, hosted by the GEA, were encouraged to join the Government and the Energy Agency in their pursuit of a green economy, which is highly dependent on energy efficiency.
An SOS has been issued for a rare bird of prey which went missing in Convoy over the weekend.The unusual Snowy Owl was part of a number of birds being shown as part of the Convoy Air Show which took place on Saturday.Unfortunately the bird managed to get free and is now lost.The bird is very unusual as it is bright white (see file picture) and will stand out in the local countryside.Anybody who may have come across the bird in the Convoy or surrounding areas is asked to contact any members of the local Convoy Flying Club.PUBLIC ASKED TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR MISSING RARE OWL was last modified: July 7th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:air showconvoydonegalsnowy owl
Aoife, Michael and Charlie Doherty from Bridgend , who recently handed into Donegal County Museum , a stone hammer possibly from the Bronze Age.A Donegal family have handed in an ancient historical artefact to the county museum after finding it on their land.The Doherty family from Bridgend made the discovery of the stone hammer from the Bronze Age a number of weeks ago while working their lands.The family kindly handed the hammer into the museum and once officially authenticated, the artefact will be put on display. Caroline Carr of the Donegal County Museum told Donegal Daily that she was very thankful the Doherty family had brought the hammer into them.“All finds must be handed into the relevant authorities under the National Monuments Act but we are very thankful to the Doherty family.“It is not a rare find but it is unusual and this artefact is in very good condition.“This find, once authenticated, can then go on display in the Donegal County Museum. It’s a lovely find for the county and its people,” she said. DONEGAL FAMILY MAKE HISTORIC DISCOVERY ON THEIR LAND was last modified: April 13th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bridgendBronze AgeDohertyHAMMER
CROSS COUNTRY INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIPS AT LOUGH KEY, ROSCOMMONDonegal Fisherman, Ciaran Doherty of Letterkenny A.C, won his first national men’s master title in 25:07 – finishing comfortably clear of his Letterkenny team mate, Pauric McKinney, 25:48 and Peter O’Sullivan, (Craughwell A.C). Letterkenny A.C won the team title with 29 points from Raheny Shamrock A.C and North Belfast A.C. ATHLETICS: DOHERTY WINS NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY TITLE was last modified: February 5th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
moving on Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father 1 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Latest Transfer News Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January But Fulham are still concerned there could be a huge bid for Sessegnon coming up despite the fact the window closes at 5pm tomorrow.Bleacher Report’s Dean Jones tweeted how this was the mood inside the Fulham camp and this sparked the incredible revelations from Ornstein that Spurs tried to persuade the Cottagers to agree to Sessegnon/Rose swap deal.However, Ornstein went onto reveal that the newly-promoted Premier League side rejected this offer and Sessegnon will stay at the club for this transfer window at least. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LIVING THE DREAM RANKED Sessegnon has been linked with a move to Manchester United and Liverpool as well as Spurs targets targets Tottenham made Fulham an offer for Sessegnon several weeks ago, proposed a deal that would see Danny Rose go the other way – #THFC want to move Rose (and Alderweireld for that matter) out – but couldn’t reach agreement and Sessegnon now won’t be leaving #FFC this transfer window— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) August 8, 2018 REVEALED Tottenham offered Fulham Danny Rose in an attempt to land highly-rated teenager Ryan Sessegnon according to BBC Sport journalist David Ornstein.Sessegnon, 18, was linked with moves to a number of top Premier League clubs at the start of this summer’s transfer window, however, these rumours appear to have cooled in recent weeks. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star IN DEMAND LATEST Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer
Maureen Friel: Had enough of the LaffertysA WOMAN grabbed a rock and smashed the car window of a car being driven by the father of a notorious burglar after he tormented her and her family, a court has heard.Matthew Lafferty is serving five years behind bars after a series of burglaries in Donegal and Mayo. But Letterkenny District Court heard that the arrival of Lafferty and his father in a quiet area outside Kilmacrennan sparked a feud with their neighbours – the Kellys.A number of incidents had already taken place when Maureen Friel, from Glenwood Park in Letterkenny went to visit her father (the Kellys), on March 31 last year.Defence solicitor Kieran Dillon said Mrs Friel was in a car travelling up a long lane at Ballykeeran when Gerard Lafferty – Matthew Lafferty’s father – kept stopping his car and reversing it into the car in which Mrs Friel was passenger.Things came to a head, said Mr Dillon, and Mrs Friel had picked up a rock and thrown it at the windscreen of the car being driven by 45-year-old Gerard Lafferty.“In the course of this journey, that the vehicle in front, reversed into the front of their vehicle,” said Mr Dillon.“Mrs Frield was very frightened and she went forward and in the context of stopping what was making place, she did pick up a stone and break the window to try to stop the driver’s actions.“The other family has moved away. That has really helped to stabilise the situation.”Matthew Lafferty: Behind barsMrs Friel, who is 29, was released on her own bond of €250 to keep the peace for 12 months.Meanwhile Gerard Lafferty failed to appear in court for alleged offences on the same date.He is facing charges of possession of knives and other articles.Judge Paul Kelly issued a warrant for his arrest.REVEALED: FED-UP NEIGHBOUR SMASHED CAR WINDOW OF DAD OF NOTORIOUS BURGLAR was last modified: July 15th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallykeeranburglardonegalGerard LaffertykilmacrennanLetterkenny District CourtMatthew LaffertyMaureen Friel
51; Linc-RNAs (large intervening non-coding RNAs) have been promoted from junk molecules to air traffic controllers. A mystery about these transcripts of DNA that are not translated into proteins is being explained. Science Daily reported on work at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and the Broad Institute that found these RNA molecules perform a vital task. “linc-RNAs, once dismissed as ‘genomic junk’ – have a global role in genome regulation, ferrying proteins to assist their regulation at specific regions of the genome.” Results were published in the July 14 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.“I like to think of them as genetic air traffic controllers,” explains co-senior author John Rinn, PhD, a Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor of Pathology at BIDMC and Associate Member of the Broad Institute. “It has long been a mystery as to how widely expressed proteins shape the fate of cells. How does the same protein know to regulate one genomic location in a brain cell and regulate a different genomic region in a liver cell? Our study suggests that in the same way that air traffic controllers organize planes in the air, lincRNAs may be organizing key chromatin complexes in the cell.”It has been known for some time that small RNA transcripts are involved in gene regulation, but link-RNAs are often thousands of base pairs long. The article said, “they seemed more like genomic oddities than key players” till now. “With these latest findings, which also uncovered an additional 1,500 lincRNAs, it’s clear these RNA molecules are no mere messengers – they have demonstrated that they can and do play a leading role.” Speaking of differences in brain cells and liver cells, another article on Science Daily smashed a paradigm: “DNA Not The Same In Every Cell Of Body: Major Genetic Differences Between Blood And Tissue Cells Revealed.” A discovery by Montreal scientists “calls into question one of the most basic assumptions of human genetics: that when it comes to DNA, every cell in the body is essentially identical to every other cell.” It appears that biologists and geneticists are finding new complexities in the way genes are distributed and regulated in body cells. The discoveries may lead to better understanding of the factors that make cells in various tissues look and behave differently.Neither of these articles needed evolutionary theory. When the trend in scientific discovery is to uncover more and more complexity, regulation, and function such that air traffic control is the analogy that comes to mind, intelligent design “leaps up as the most likely explanation,” as Jonathan Wells put it. Pilot Charlie, preferring unguided processes, appears headed for a nose dive.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Can’t afford to hire a lawyer or pay expensive court fees? Here are your options for seeking legal aid and advice.There are various other options if you cannot afford a lawyer. (Image: Pixabay)Legal Aid BoardIn criminal matters, everyone is entitled to legal representation. In civil matters, you must pass a means test, based on income, to qualify for assistance. The means-test ceiling is low, so aid is available only to the lowest income groups.To find out whether you qualify, approach the legal aid officer at your nearest magistrate’s court – a legal aid officer is appointed at every magistrate’s court – or your nearest Legal Aid Board justice centre.There are over 40 Legal Aid Board justice centres throughout the country. For more information, click here.Other sources of legal assistanceYou can also approach the Legal Aid Bureau, the Legal Resources Centre, or a university law faculty (see below).Finally, you could approach an attorney directly. This will cost more, but can be very effective – an attorney’s letter threatening legal action often settles a matter quickly. (Click here to find an attorney in your town or province.)Legal Aid Bureau. A private organisation which offers legal help to the poor. If you pass a means test, your case will be investigated and may be referred to an attorney for legal action.Tel: (011) 834 8561Legal Resources Centre. An independent non-profit organisation which provides legal services to poor, homeless and landless individuals and communities.Tel: (011) 403 7694/0902Contacts nationwide (mouse on “about us”, click on “contact details”)E-mailWeb siteUniversity legal clinics. Most university law faculties have legal clinics to which consumers may take complaints. Contacts for university law faculties:University of Cape Town: (021) 650 3551 or the UCT Law Clinic University of Durban-Westville: (031) 204 4445/4821University of Fort Hare: (04060) 22236University of the Orange Free State: (051) 401 2451University of Natal (Durban): (031) 260 2867University of Natal (Pietermaritzburg): (033) 260 5778University of the North: (015) 268 2903University of the North West: (018) 389 2510University of Port Elizabeth: (041) 504 2190Potchefstroom University: (018) 299 1950University of Pretoria: (012) 420 4158Rand Afrikaans University: (011) 489 2141Rhodes University: (046) 603 8427University of South Africa: (012) 429 8439University of Stellenbosch: (021) 808 3195/2University of Venda: (015) 962 8217Vista University (Bloemfontein Campus): (051) 505 1386University of the Western Cape: (021) 959 2756University of the Witwatersrand: (011) 717 8562 or the Wits University Legal Aid ClinicUniversity of Zululand: (035) 902-6192 or 793 3911Finding an attorneyContact the Law Society of South Africa (their web site has a search facility for finding an attorney in your town or province) or your provincial law society – see below. You can also try the search facility on Attorneys.co.za.Law Society of South Africa. Umbrella body for the attorney’s profession in South Africa.Tel: (012) 366 8800E-mailWeb siteProvincial law societies:Law Society of the Cape of Good Hope: Tel (021) 424 8060, Web siteLaw Society of the Free State: Tel (051) 447 3237Gauteng Law Council: Tel (012) 323 0400, Web siteKwaZulu-Natal Law Society: Tel (031) 451 304, Web siteMpumalanga Attorneys Council: Tel (017) 647 298, Fax (017) 647 1260, Web siteNorth West Circle Council: Tel (014) 592 9315/6, Fax (014) 597 1591, Web siteLaw Society of the Northern Provinces: Tel (012) 323 0400, Web siteAlso: Black Lawyers Association: Tel (011) 403 0802, Fax (011) 403 0814Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
“(T)he name of the site, the archaeological level at which it was found and an inventory number. This information is essential because it remits to a complex network of data which contextualises each artefact individually.”Geolocation information on each object is also included. Using QR codes, which are like two-dimensional bar codes, to do this obviates a number of common errors that come with manual marking. Besides effacement of the codes themselves. They include scriptural error and misreadings. QR also saves a great deal of time, as hand-writing, nearly always on challenging surfaces, using a number of different media, is a demanding task. The code information also becomes instantly available online to associated scientists. CEPAP has managed to reduce artifact coding errors to 1% with this process. Artifact photo from CEPAP | other sources: Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Internet of Things#web The Center for the Studies of Archaeological and Prehistoric Heritage (CEPAP) at the Autonomous University of Barcelona have developed a process using QR codes to ID and track ancient artifacts, from kraters to potsherds. Previous methods of on-artifact ID shared one thing in common: it was painfully easy to rub out, rub off or scratch out the identifying number of code written directly on or in the artifact. That process also ran the risk of marring the object. The CEPAP team has tested this process for two years, affixing QR tags on everything from sword blades to bone remains. They did so at Spanish sites, including Roca dels Bous and Cova Gran de Santa Linya in Lleida, and African sites like the Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania and Mieso in Ethiopia. Marking artifacts helps to associate information that would otherwise be lost once the object were moved. According to the center, the information includes: Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting curt hopkins A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
The Pune District and Sessions court on Wednesday remanded radical Hindutva leader Milind Ekbote, accused of orchestrating the Bhima-Koregaon riots of January 1, in 14-day judicial custody.Mr. Ekbote was produced in the court after his police custody expired on Wednesday. The court also sent Sanjay Waghmare, who recently attempted an ink attack on Mr. Ekbote, to police custody till March 22, along with two other persons.Mr. Waghmare, who has a number of cases against him, heads a local outfit. On Monday, when Mr. Ekbote was being brought to court, Mr. Waghmare tried to spray ink on his face. An FIR lodged at the Shivajinagar police station states that Mr. Waghmare, pretending to be a lawyer, attempted to assault Mr. Ekbote but was stopped by the police.