Deaths in Laois – Thursday, October 29, 2020

first_imgHome Deaths Deaths in Laois – Thursday, October 29, 2020 Deaths Deaths in Laois – Thursday, October 29, 2020 Facebook Electric Picnic Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role TAGSDeaths in Laois RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleIn Pictures: Mindfulness in these challenging times at Laois secondary schoolNext articleLaois butchers facing closure before Christmas over funding dispute says Laois TD LaoisToday Reporter Pinterest Sidney (Sid) KerrCastleknock, Dublin / Ballyfin, LaoisKERR, Sidney (Sid) (Castleknock, Dublin 15 and formerly of Ballyfin, Portlaois) October 23rd, 2020 (peacefully) at Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown. Sadly missed by his loving sons Robert and Richard and their mother Sylvia, brother George, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.A private funeral will take place, due to government advice regarding public gatherings.Ann Phillips (née Doherty)Beechlawn, Portlaoise, LaoisPhillips Ann (nee Doherty), Beechlawn, Portaloise and formerly of Graiguenamanagh, October 27th 2020, peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of Stephen and cherished mother of Mandy and Pete. Adored grandmother of Jamie and John. Deeply regretted by her loving family, son in law Ollie, her sisters Brenda and Sr Bernadette, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces. Cousins , relatives, neighbours and friends.May she rest in peace.Private funeral for family and close friends only will take place, followed by cremation. Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to The Irish Cancer Society.Thomas (Tom) TynanShannon Street, Mountrath, LaoisThomas (Tom) Tynan, Shannon Street, Mountrath, Co. Laois. Tom passed away peacefully on Wednesday 28th October 2020, surrounded by the nurses and care staff at the Kilminchy Lodge Nursing Home Portlaoise. The patients and workers at the nursing home were uncle Tom’s extended family for the duration of his contented stay there. He was the last surviving child of the Late Tom and Biddy Tynan (nee Stone). He is survived by his nieces, nephews, grand and great grandnieces and nephews, numerous cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends.Due to Covid 19 directives a private family funeral will take place on Friday 30th. Oct.), leaving Guilfoyle’s Funeral Home, Castletown at 12 noon and proceeding straigh to St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Mountrath for burial.May his kind and gentle soul rest in peace for eternity.Thomas (Tom) ClarkeBorris Road, Portlaoise, Laois/Kildare Town, KildareFormerly of The Castle, Kildare Town.Peacefully, at Tallaght Hospital, following a short illness.Sadly missed by his loving wife Ann, sons Brian, Gavin and Robert, daughters-in-law Danielle, Carly and Gemma, grandchildren Ben, Alex, Finn, Ava, Robyn and Killian, brothers Austin and Lawrence, sisters Mary, Kathleen, Veronica and Madeline, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.Due to current government guidelines regarding public gatherings, a private family funeral will take place. Those who would have liked to attend the funeral, but due to current restrictions cannot, please feel free to leave a message in the condolence page below. Removal on Thursday morning to arrive at St. Brigid’s Parish Church, Kildare Town, for Requiem Mass at 11 o’clock. Burial afterwards in St. Conleth’s Cemetery, Kildare Town.Tom’s Funeral Mass can be viewed at on Thursday morning from 11am.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Twittercenter_img Pinterest Electric Picnic Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Sean MuldowneyParknahown, Cullohill, LaoisPeacefully, at his residence, beloved husband of Kay and dear father to Orla, Elaine, Fiona, Martin & Richard. Predeceased by his brothers Gabriel and Sylvester. Deeply regretted by his loving family, sisters Maureen & Margaret, sons in law, daughters in law, brothers in law, sisters in law, grandchildren, Conor, Stephen, Triona, Jennie, Emma, Marty, Eibhan, Beth, Katie, William, MJ, Ella & Lucy, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.Rest In PeaceIn accordance with government guidelines a private Funeral Mass will be held for Sean in St Tighearnach’s Church Cullohill on Friday at 2.00pm followed by burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Anastatia (Daisy) DollardDereen, Durrow, LaoisPeacefully in the loving care of the nurses and staff of St Vincent’s Community Nursing Home, Mountmellick. Predeceased by her brothers Patrick and Walter. Deeply regretted by her loving brothers Tom, Jack and Michael, sister Sr. Mary Christina (Mai), sisters-in-law Mary, Ita, Margaret and Joan, her good friend Paddy O’Hara, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.Rest In PeaceFuneral Arrangements Later Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date News Twitter WhatsApp By LaoisToday Reporter – 29th October 2020 Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Facebooklast_img read more

Lee: Prepare to Counter Election Threat

first_img AvatarPark Seong Guk News President Lee Myung Bak has again warned of the need to prepare for possible North Korean provocations in the run-up to the South Korean presidential election.Speaking with his administration’s diplomatic and national security ministers this morning, President Lee reportedly said, “Prepare for the possibility of North Korean provocations in advance of the presidential election, and consider policy to deal with their blunt attempts to get involved in it.”The meeting was attended by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Kim Sung Hwan, Minister of National Defense Kim Kwan Jin, Minster of Unification Ryu Woo Ik and National Intelligence Service head Won Se Hoon.President Lee said something very similar yesterday, telling a cabinet meeting at the Blue House, “We must defend against not only North Korean armed provocations but also their attempts to intervene in our presidential election.”President Lee leaves South Korea later today on an official trip to Indonesia and Thailand. North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China News Facebook Twitter News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest center_img SHARE By Park Seong Guk – 2012.11.07 11:48am News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak Lee: Prepare to Counter Election Threatlast_img read more

Jamaicans Urged to Invest in Children

first_imgJamaicans Urged to Invest in Children UncategorizedApril 11, 2008 RelatedJamaicans Urged to Invest in Children FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail As Jamaica gears up to observe Child Month in May, all activities will focus on the theme: ‘Our Children: Today’s Investment – Tomorrow’s Gain’.Chairman of the National Child Month Committee (NCMC), Dr. Pauline Mullings, said that this year’s theme was carefully selected to remind parents, teachers, church leaders, caregivers, and all adults of the importance of investing in the nation’s children.“On hearing the word investment, it is easy to think of money, but the word invest used in our theme suggests time, devotion, provision, and empowerment,” she said at the official launch of the Child Month 2008 held at the Institute of Jamaica on East Street in Kingston on April 8.The Chairman said that all Jamaicans have a part to play in the process, and urged the business sector to continue its support of the nation’s children by increasing the number of scholarships offered to students at all levels.She also appealed for a resumption of the apprenticeship programme as a way to open doors to inexperienced school leavers. “All we are hearing these days is that there are no jobs because these young people have no experience. If we can go back to the apprenticeship system, then our inexperienced school leavers will be gainfully employed,” Dr. Mullings argued.Parents and caregivers, she also stressed, should invest and love their children. “Talk to them, strengthen their weaknesses, encourage their strengths, include them in decisions that affect them. Most of all listen to your children and support their endeavours,” she urged.Dr. Mullings also made a special appeal to teachers. “Try to see each child as an individual. see the potential that children have. Also, include values and attitudes as hidden curriculum or soft skills and give opportunities for growth and development,” she posited.The NCMC includes representatives of government and non-government institutions working in the interest of the children of Jamaica. The Committee’s mission is to use the month of May, recognized nationwide as Child Month, to educate the public about the needs of children and articulate what each person can do to help.Activities to observe the month got underway from as early as February with the launch of poster and essay competitions, the latter of which now has an oral component. The deadline for entries is April 18 and all submissions are to be sent to Sandrea Long-White, Vice Chair of the National Child Month Committee, c/o Rural Services for Children with Disabilities, 191 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 8. For further information, persons are invited to contact the NCMC at 931- 4584 or 941- 6950.Other activities include a church service on May 4 at the May Pen Methodist Church in Clarendon; Action Day, which is the equivalent of Labour Day for children on May 16; and the NCMC essay and poster competition awards ceremony on May 30. A national fun day for children in care will also be held on a date to be announced.Other events will be held throughout the year including the community service awards on September 26; the annual treat on November 20; and a youth forum on November 28. RelatedJamaicans Urged to Invest in Childrencenter_img RelatedJamaicans Urged to Invest in Children Advertisementslast_img read more

SERHA Honours 125 at Luncheon

first_imgRelatedSERHA Honours 125 at Luncheon RelatedSERHA Honours 125 at Luncheon RelatedSERHA Honours 125 at Luncheon Advertisementscenter_img SERHA Honours 125 at Luncheon Health & WellnessAugust 1, 2009 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Retired and current employees of the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA), who have contributed significantly to the advancement of health care in the region, were honoured at the Hilton Kingston Hotel on Thursday (July 30).Of the 125 persons honoured at the function, 97 have retired as of 2008, while 28 are existing staff members.Speaking at the luncheon, Minister of Health, Hon. Rudyard Spencer, lauded the employees for their years of service and “sterling contribution” to the region and the sector.“As public servants, you epitomise the true meaning of service by displaying hard work and commitment,” the Minister said, in a message delivered by the Chief Medical Officer in the Ministry, Dr. Sheila Campbell Forrester.The Minister’s message noted that hospital work often requires working in “stressful situations.”“They must deal with life-threatening injuries and illnesses complicated by understaffing, tight schedules, paperwork, intricate or malfunctioning equipment, complex hierarchies of authority and skills, dependent and demanding patients; all of these contribute to stress,” he said.Mr. Spencer commended the workers for the contribution they have made to such a demanding sector, and lauded them for living up to their obligations and for going beyond the call of duty in so many instances.He noted that the Ministry is working “ardently” to address the issues within the sector, particularly staff shortage and training.last_img read more

First Look: 2022 BMW i4 eDrive40 and i4 M50

first_img Trending Videos As much as the i4’s exterior exudes BMW style and grace, the interior is possibly the best design feature of the entire vehicle. As with all BMWs, it’s a driver-focused cockpit with a very slim and low instrument panel. The real centrepiece is the all-new curved display, a frameless, single-piece glass surface angled towards the driver. The 12.3-inch information display and 14.9-inch control display merge into a single driver- focused unit.BMW went to great lengths during today’s reveal to note the sustainable aspect of not just the vehicles themselves, but the process in making them. These include commitments from all battery cell suppliers to only use electricity from renewable sources; the aluminum electric motor cases are manufactured from purely green energy; and only locally-generated hydroelectric power is used for the i4’s Munich production facility.And then there are the raw materials used in the vehicle, always a talking point in EV production. According to BMW, the high-voltage batteries contain less than 10 per cent cobalt content. and the BMW Group procures the required cobalt for its battery cell production itself and then makes it available to the battery cell suppliers. The lithium is also sourced under transparent conditions that are monitored by the BMW Group, coming from hard-rock deposits in Australia. Here’s what we found out today about these silky, silent machines.The i4 eDrive40 is rear-wheel-drive EV with a power output of 335 horsepower and an estimated full-charge range up to 475 kilometres. The all-wheel-drive i4 M50, the first EV to wear the coveted M badge, boasts 536 ponies and an estimated range of 385 km.The gran coupes’ prodigious power comes from the fifth generation of BMW’s eDrive technology, with the electric motor, power electronics and one-speed transmission all together in one housing. The new generation of lithium-ion batteries feature a maximum DC fast charging capacity of up to 200 kW and AC Level 2 charging of up to 11 kW. The battery packs are located in the floor, resulting in the i4’s centre of gravity being 33 mm (BMW i4 M50) and 53 mm (BMW i4 eDrive40) lower than on a 3 Series sedan.The high-voltage 83.9-kWh (81.5 kWh net) battery features four modules with 72 cells each and three 12-cell modules.The i4 comes standard with a Combined Charging Unit (CCU) that allows for a Level 2 zero to 100 per cent charge in less than eight hours, according to BMW. Using a DC fast-charger, the i4 can take on 145 kilometres of range in 10 minutes. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Using a DC fast-charger, the i4 can take on 145 kilometres of range in 10 minutesBMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The rear-wheel-drive 2022 i4 eDrive40 has 335 hp and an estimated range of 483 kilometres.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW i4 eDrive40.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW i4 eDrive40.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW i4 eDrive40.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The battery and powertrain systems on theBMW i4.BMW The electric motors are made without the use of rare earth materials, and the proportion of secondary aluminum used in the i4 helps to make manufacturing more sustainable. In terms of the chassis design, the i4 comes standard with lift-related shock absorbers, rear air suspension, electromechanical steering with Servotronic function, integrated braking system, DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system and near-actuator wheel slip limitation. The
BMW i4 M50 adds adaptive M suspension with individually configured springs and shocks, specially designed anti-roll bars and an additional spring strut tower brace in the front end, along with variable sport steering, M Sport brakes and M light-alloy wheels up to 20 inches in diameter with mixed-size tires.The M model also comes with a sport boost function, that can be activated on demand by the driver is available whenever Sport mode is engaged and is used to tap the maximum output of both motors for quickest acceleration. The Sport Boost function increases the system’s combined drive power by 67 hp to its maximum of 536 hp for over 10 seconds. At the same time, combined torque is upped by 48 lbs.-ft to 586 lbs.-ft.FOR IN-DEPTH EV NEWS & ANALYSIS TUNE IN TO OUR PLUGGED-IN PODCASTThere is also a launch control function, standard on both models. Activating it allows the driver to accelerate with optimum traction with the accelerator pressed to the floor. Torque oscillations when stationary indicate that the drive system is ready for ‘launch’, at which point the full combined output is instantly made available.The i4 eDrive40 comes with standard 18-inch light-alloy wheels while 19-inch wheels are optional. The i4 M50 includes 19-inch M light-alloy wheels with mixed-size tires. Additional 19-inch and 20-inch wheels are optional.The M also gets specific design features. These include a front bumper with the signature U-shaped design of BMW M models; additional side air intakes to optimize brake cooling; the BMW kidney grille surround and the vertical trim around the air curtains come in Cerium Grey as do the exterior mirror caps and the inlays in the outer edges of the rear bumper, while the air breathers, the side sill trim strips and rear bumper trim are painted in high-gloss black. An optional M-specific spoiler on the tailgate rounds off the distinctive, performance-oriented appearance. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2BMW i4 M50i.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2BMW i4 M50i.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2BMW i4 M50i.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2BMW i4 M50i.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2BMW i4 M50i.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2BMW i4 M50i.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22022 BMW i4 M50i.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2BMW i4 M50i.BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2BMW i4 M50i.BMW Xb_je464″>PlayBMW has unveiled new all-electric vehicles in its i brand stablePlay2022 McLaren Artura | First Look | Driving.caPlay2021 Ford Explorer Timberline | First Look | Driving.caPlay2022 Honda Civic | First Look | Driving.caPlay2022 Hyundai Kona N | First Look | Driving.caPlayShanghai 2021 auto show sees raft of new EVsPlayAudi A6 e-tron | First Look | Driving.caPlay2022 Santa Cruz | First Look | Driving.caPlayFirst Look | 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS | DrivingPlay2021 Genesis GV70 | First Look | We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Rolls-Royce’s all-new ‘Silent Shadow’ model sure sounds electric The i4 eDrive40 and i4 M50 are 2022 models that are expected to arrive in Canada early next year. No pricing has been released, and BMW Canada plans to open up pre-ordering on the ‘gran coupes’ next month. RELATED TAGSBMWSedanElectricElectric VehiclesNew VehiclesPreviewSustainabilityTechnology & InnovationElectric VehiclesEVsSustainabilitySustainable Design COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS BMW has unveiled new all-electric vehicles in its i brand stable BMW engineers just couldn’t help themselves. And who can blame them?Not only did they reveal to the world today their much-anticipated all-electric sedans – along with the iX crossover — but they doubled down on that charge into the EV segment with a mighty M version. RELATED The Rimac Nevera EV hypercar can nail 96 km/h from zero in under 2.0 seconds See More Videoslast_img read more

Fulfill your language learning resolution for 2020

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Jan. 14, 2020 Fulfill your language learning resolution for 2020! The Anderson Language and Technology Center (ALTEC) offers evening language classes in French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Thai. Current CU faculty, staff and students receive a radically reduced rate.New for spring 2020, we’ve added a French Beginning I and Spanish Beginning I class for those new to these languages. Note that Spanish Beginning I has a different meeting schedule from our other sessions.Register NowThese non-credit classes are perfect for busy adults with a desire to learn new languages and cultures for use in their profession, social life and travels—read what our past students have to say. Learning languages is the ultimate brain training, with an added bonus of social and cultural enrichment!Hurry, spring 2020 classes start Jan. 27. Visit ALTEC online to view the class schedule, frequently asked questions and to register. Classes are filling up quickly—enroll today!Curious about what else ALTEC has to offer?Swing by the HIVE in Hellems 159 (an open collaboration space) to borrow language resources including comics and DVDs, guess the language spoken in our exhibit featuring students’ study abroad photography, expand your horizons at one of our cultural events, and join a free conversation table to practice your language skills. Additionally, you can sign up at our language corner if you are interested in finding or being a conversation partner.Don’t forget to share this learning opportunity with your friends!Categories:Career DevelopmentCampus Communitylast_img read more

The Stags Leap District Winegrowers Release This Year’s Highly-Limited Appellation Collection…

first_imgPinterest AdvertisementThe remarkable collection of the critically acclaimed 2013 vintage comprises the ultimate holiday gift of Cabernet SauvignonThe Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association’s highly-limited Appellation Collection will be available for purchase beginning tomorrow, October 15, 2016.  With only 200 sets available, the collection is a highly sought after holiday gift this season.The Stags Leap District Appellation Collection is the only Napa Valley wine offering comprised entirely from a single sub-appellation and single vintage. This year’s coveted compilation features one bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from each of the association’s 20 distinguished association member wineries.WHEN:The one-of-a-kind offering is available only from October 15th through December 15th, 2016, and only 200 sets are available for purchase.PRICING:The 2013 Appellation Collection is priced at $2,199.00 for the 20-bottle set, with ground shipping included. Each set contains winemaker tasting notes and ships in two boxes.ORDER: Executive Director, Nancy Bialek, at (707) 255-1720The 2013 Appellation Collection includes one bottle of each of the following Stags Leap District-designated wines:– Baldacci Family Vineyards, 2013 Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon– Chimney Rock Winery, 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Ganymede Vineyard– Cliff Lede Vineyards, 2013 Stardust Heaven Cabernet Sauvignon– Clos Du Val, 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Hirondelle Vineyard– Hartwell Vineyards, 2013 Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon– Ilsley Vineyards, 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon– Lindstrom Wines, 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon– Malk Family Vineyards, 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon– Odette Estate Winery, 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon– Pine Ridge Vineyards, 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon– Quixote Winery, 2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon– Regusci Winery, 2013 “The Elders” Cabernet Sauvignon– Robinson Family Vineyards, 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve– Shafer Vineyards, 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five– Silverado Vineyards, 2013 SOLO, Cabernet Sauvignon– Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, 2013 Fay Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon– Stags’ Leap Winery, 2013 The Leap Estate Cabernet Sauvignon– Steltzner Vineyards, 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Martini Clone– Taylor Family Vineyards, 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve– Terlato Family Vineyards, 2013 Cabernet SauvignonAbout Stags Leap District Winegrowers:The Stags Leap District Winegrowers is a non-profit association of vintners and growers united by the mission of enhancing the reputation of the appellation and its wines, and sharing its quality with the wine-loving world. The SLDWA is comprised of 20 wineries and 10 grower members. Wineries include: Baldacci Family Vineyards, Chimney Rock Winery, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Clos Du Val, Hartwell Vineyards, Ilsley Vineyards, Lindstrom Wines, Malk Family Vineyards, Pine Ridge Vineyards, Odette Estate Winery, Quixote Winery, Regusci Winery, Shafer Vineyards, Silverado Vineyards, Robinson Family Vineyards, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Stags’ Leap Winery, Steltzner Vineyards, Taylor Family Vineyards, and Terlato Family Vineyards. To learn more about the Stags Leap District, please visit or find them on and Twitter @SLDistrict.Advertisement Facebook ReddIt TAGSStags Leap District Winegrowers Previous articlesimplyCMS and The Wine Foundry Launch a Licensing Agreement for Winery EcommerceNext articleLoss of Sales, Result of Wine Industry’s Failure to Meet Mobile Challenge Press Release Share Email Linkedin Twitter Home Industry News Releases The Stags Leap District Winegrowers Release This Year’s Highly-Limited Appellation Collection of…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessThe Stags Leap District Winegrowers Release This Year’s Highly-Limited Appellation Collection of 20 Iconic District-Designated CabernetsBy Press Release – October 14, 2016 68 0 last_img read more

Afternoon Brief, January 6

first_imgSubscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement Home Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, January 6Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, January 6By Editor – January 6, 2017 31 0 Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief ReddIt Email Facebook Previous articleLa Crema Promotes Craig McAllister to Head WinemakerNext articleDr. Petrucci, ‘Father’ of Fresno State Vit/Enology, Leaves International Legacy Editor TAGSBronco Wine CompanyCaliforniaConn Creek WineryCraig McAllisterDebbie LewisDonald TrumpGrapeConnectLa CremaLodiLodi Winegrape CommissionNapaNapa ValleyPernod RicardSilicon Valley BankSouth AfricaTexasTracey HoffTreasury Wine EstatesTrinchero Family EstatesUC DavisWashingtonWendy Brannen center_img Trending Story:Napa Valley Vintner Debbie Lewis Dies at 72Debbie Lewis was a perfect fit for wine. She grew up on a farm in California’s Central Valley and worked in wine retail at one point. Later she married race-car driver Randy Lewis and managed his career for more than a decade…Today’s News:Millennials, Women and China Are Disrupting the Wine IndustryThe wine industry, much like the financial services industry, is being disrupted by demographic shifts…The Art of Blending Wine and TourismTracey Hoff says that many people feel overwhelmed when they walk into the Barrel Blending Experience room at Napa Valley’s Conn Creek Winery. But that feeling doesn’t last, adds Hoff, the guest services manager…Trinchero Wine Estates Ups Gift to $2M for New Napa OLE Health CenterWith the donation of another $1 million, the local Trinchero vintner family has doubled their gift to OLE Health’s efforts to build a new health center in south Napa…La Crema Promotes Craig McAllister to Head WinemakerMeet Wendy Brannen, New Executive Director of the Lodi Winegrape CommissionWashington Wine Industry Leaders, Growers Team Up to Discuss Policy AgendaDiscovering Napa in the New Bordeaux Wine MuseumTrump’s Deportation Vow Spurs California Farmers Into ActionSOLD OUT: Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium 2017 Closes RegistrationIGGPRA Announces Eight-Part “Practical Grape Growing” Seminar Series for 2017Brock’s First Online Continuing Education Course Breaks New Ground for Wine IndustryPernod Unveils ‘Industry First’ Responsibility ToolWildfires Damage Four South African Wine EstatesBiggest Wine Trends for 2017WineIndustry.Jobs:In-Store Wine Tasting RepresentativeSummit Wine Tastings, LLC – Texas, United StatesAccounting RepresentativeAlkar Human Resources – Napa, CA, United StatesRestaurant and Tasting Room HostKing Estate Winery – Eugene, OR, United StatesMore Wine Industry Jobs…Feature Your Job Listing in the Afternoon BriefIndustry Events:2017 Dollars & $ense Seminar and Trade ShowJanuary 12, 2017 – Santa Rosa,CA, United StatesPractical Grape GrowingJanuary 18, 2017 – Paso Robles, CA, United StatesLaffort Applied Research Cooperative Technical SeminarJanuary 24, 2017 – Sacramento, CA, United StatesUnified Wine & Grape SymposiumJanuary 24 – 26, 2017 – Sacramento, CA, United StatesU.S. Wine & Beverage ExpoFebruary 22 – 24, 2017 – Washington, D.C., United StatesTop Stories:New Website Provides ‘One Stop Shop’ for Grape and Bulk Wine TransactionsIn Memoriam: Winemakers Who Died in 2016Napa’s Waugh Family Wines Sues Bronco Wine Co. for ‘Six Degrees’ Trademark SeparationFalcons, Drones, Data: A Winery Battles Climate ChangeSeries of Atmospheric River Storms to Bring Risk of Significant California FloodingNorth Coast Vintners Celebrate a Banner Year for Sparkling WineWhy a Decline in Soil Health Should Worry All Wine LoversTreasury Wines CEO Mike Clarke May Have Another Trick Up His SleeveSilicon Valley Bank 2017 State of the Industry ReportScientists Disprove ‘Fruit/Root Day’ Tasting DifferencesWindswept Petaluma Gap’s Growers Reach for Wine ImprimaturTexas Winegrowers Fear New Herbicides Will Wipe Out IndustryOrganic Wine Really Does Taste Better, Study of 74,000 Bottles ShowsVine Enthusiasts Preserve Historic Vineyards in CaliforniaUC Davis Dumped Barrels of Wine Each Year. Now It Might Sell for $80 a Bottle Advertisement Linkedin Twitter Pinterest Sharelast_img read more

Student athletes urged to not neglect studies

first_imgStudent athletes urged to not neglect studies EducationMarch 21, 2011 RelatedStudent athletes urged to not neglect studies RelatedStudent athletes urged to not neglect studies RelatedStudent athletes urged to not neglect studies By E. HARTMAN RECKORD, JIS PR Officer Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON – Student athletes are being urged to recognise the value of a sound education even as they pursue careers in sports. This advice came from American National Football League (NFL) player, Jeremy Mincey, who plays with the Jacksonville Jaguars from Florida, while giving a motivational talk to students participating in the upcoming Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championship and their coaches on Friday March 18 in the Banquet Hall at Jamaica House. Mr. Mincey, who was accompanied by his friend, Kyle Moore, who plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Florida, said that growing up, his family faced severe financial challenges, which affected his performance in school.  He noted however, that teachers and coaches took an interest in his welfare, and even though he was athletically gifted, he was encouraged to do well in his exams before being allowed to participate in sporting activities at high school. “You’ve got to pass your classes…you cannot be a dumb athlete, you might shoot the ball in the wrong goal,” he remembered being told by one of his coaches.  The successful footballer said he attended junior college for two years after leaving high school and then pursued academic studies at the University of Florida where he graduated with high grades, even though he was involved in sports. Student at the all-girls Convent of Mercy Academy “Alpha,” Kimberly Golding, told JIS News that the talk has inspired her to do better in her studies and to achieve her goals. “I must say I learnt a lot. I know a lot of people, who have been in the same position as the athlete, like me. I took a page out of his book that would help to push me to go where I want to go in a few years from now,” she said. Head of the Physical Education (PE) Department at the Convent of Mercy Academy, Janet Guy, said she was happy that the school was invited to the motivational session, where the students and their coaches where able to pose questions to the NFL players. “I think their stories should help our girls to understand that nothing in life is impossible and it is only through hard work that they can succeed,” she said. The PE teacher expressed the hope that the motivational session will inspire the students to do their best at Champs. “We hope that they will ‘get the vibes’ and just work hard on the track,” she added. The session was part of the Students for Transformation (SFT) and the National Transformation Programme’s (NTP) ‘Peace and Respect for All at Champs and Always’ campaign, aimed at promoting peace, love and unity among schools during this year’s championship.   Motivational messages were also delivered by Miss Jamaica World 2010, Chantal Raymond and Miss Jamaica World 2005 and Managing Director of Spartan Health Club, Dr. Teri Karelle Reid, while Kenroy “DJ Slims” Henriques from Seaview Gardens, entertained the gathering.last_img read more

Ethical Stem Cells Relieve Parkinson’s in Monkeys

first_img Wesley J. SmithChair and Senior Fellow, Center on Human ExceptionalismWesley J. Smith is Chair and Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism. Wesley is a contributor to National Review and is the author of 14 books, in recent years focusing on human dignity, liberty, and equality. Wesley has been recognized as one of America’s premier public intellectuals on bioethics by National Journal and has been honored by the Human Life Foundation as a “Great Defender of Life” for his work against suicide and euthanasia. Wesley’s most recent book is Culture of Death: The Age of “Do Harm” Medicine, a warning about the dangers to patients of the modern bioethics movement.Follow WesleyProfileTwitterFacebook Share Medicine Ethical Stem Cells Relieve Parkinson’s in MonkeysWesley J. SmithAugust 31, 2017, 5:22 PM Culture & Ethics Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to All “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesiscenter_img Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour The advance of ethical stem cell research continues exponentially. Neurons made from induced pluripotent stem cells (IPSC) – which were, in turn, made from skin cells – have relieved Parkinson’s symptoms in monkeys. From the Nature story:[Jun] Takahashi’s team transformed iPS cells derived from both healthy people and those with Parkinson’s into dopamine-producing neurons. They then transplanted these cells into macaque monkeys with a form of the disease induced by a neuron-killing toxin.The transplanted brain cells survived for at least two years and formed connections with the monkey’s brain cells, potentially explaining why the monkeys treated with cells began moving around their cages more frequently.Crucially, Takahashi’s team found no sign that the transplanted cells had developed into tumours — a key concern with treatments that involve pluripotent cells — or that they evoked an immune response that couldn’t be controlled with immune-suppressing drugs.Human trials may begin within a few years. Two points about this; well, three:First, this study validates the prediction, when the federal government placed mild limitations on embryonic stem cell funding, that scientists would be able to find ethical means of furthering regenerative medicine without using embryos.Second, contrary to the assertion that embryonic stem cells were the “only hope,” as so many funding-policy opponents claimed, embryonic stem cell research has not advanced nearly as far as research on adult stem cells and IPSC has.I keep bringing this up because of the mendacious campaign of hype and outright lies about the potential and timing of treatments from embryonic stem cell research, as “The Scientists” and others poo-poohed the potential of alternative methods. But they were wrong.In other words, just because the Science Establishment says something, that doesn’t make it so. Sometimes “The Scientists” are wrong, or they conflate ideology with science, properly understood.Third, contrary to animal rights ideologues and others, primate research is absolutely essential to furthering medical science. None of the potential we are seeing in this study could be known without testing on animals before humans.So, let’s hope that IPSCs and adult stem cells continue to advance in the clinical setting. They not only provide hope for efficacious treatments – let’s not say cures – but they offer a bridge across ethical divides that have roiled the research field.Photo credit: “Dopaminergic neurons derived hrom human iPS cell,” by Asuka Morizane, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University.Cross-posted at The Corner. Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Tagsadult stem cellsdopamineembryosinduced pluripotent stem cellsJun TakahashiKyoto UniversitymonkeysneuronsParkinson’sregenerative medicineResearchskin cellsstem cells,Trending Recommendedlast_img read more