Mc Conalogue concerned at increase in Donegal repossession applications

first_img Google+ Homepage BannerNews Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter A Donegal TD says he’s concerned by a wave of new family home repossession cases lodged in the courts in Letterkenny in the first half of the year.Deputy Charlie Mc Conalogue says figures released to Fianna Fáil show there were 35 repossession orders granted in Donegal in the first months of the year, with court proceedings initiated in a further 132 cases over the same period.He says the most worrying thing is the vast majority of these cases involve family homes………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/charlhomes.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th Mc Conalogue concerned at increase in Donegal repossession applications Facebook Pinterest Google+center_img Previous articleDonegal woman just misses out on finals at World Handball ChampionshipsNext article“Government’s commitment to LGH cancer services is absolute” – Mc Hugh admin Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny WhatsApp NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – August 21, 2015 Facebook 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programmelast_img read more

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Why weeping willows bend and poison ivy doesn’t

first_img Growing plant stems and shoots exhibit a variety of shapes that embody growth in response to various stimuli. Building on experimental observations, researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences can provide a quantitative biophysical theory for these shapes by accounting for the inherent observed passive and active effects. Credit: Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences The research is published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.“We have combined, in one theory, a plant’s ability to sense itself and its environment while being constrained by gravity and its elastic nature,” said L. Mahadevan, the Lola England de Valpine Professor of Applied Mathematics, of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and of Physics. “By accounting for these factors, we can explain the range of shapes seen in nature without the need for complex growth strategies. This, in turn, implies that the diversity of morphologies seen in your garden may follow from very simple causes.”Mahadevan and co-author Raghunath Chelakkot describe plant shoots as “sentient,” meaning they can sense their own shapes and the direction of gravity and light through mechanochemical pathways.When these pathways are triggered by stimuli, one part of the shoot may grow relative to another and change shape. The shoots of the weeping willow, for example, try to grow upward, away from gravity and toward light. But, because they are so soft, the shoots sag under the weight of gravity and cascade toward the ground. On the other hand, poison ivy shoots start by growing downward before turning upward.How organisms sense and respond to these outside signals is important to understanding everything from plant growth to human development.“Different organs in our body grow and take on their characteristic shapes by responding to both internal and external signals, such as gravity,” said Mahadevan. “We do not yet understand how large-scale shape changes arise from a combination of sensing and growth, and our study attempts to look at one example of this.”Mahadevan is also a core faculty member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard.The research was supported in part by the MacArthur Foundation. It is well known that as plants grow, their stems and shoots respond to outside signals such as light and gravity. But if all plants have similar stimuli, why are there so many different stem shapes? Why do a weeping willow branches grow downward while nearby poison ivy shoots upward?Using simple mathematical ideas, researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) constructed a framework that explains and quantifies the different shapes of plant stems.A stem’s ‘sense of self’ contributes to plant shape <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSY1Non2NAI” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/VSY1Non2NAI/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a>last_img read more

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United States Sanctions FARC Front Operating On Border With Ecuador And Peru

first_img Thursday’s sanctions targeted Olidem Romel Solarte Cerón, the finance chief of Front 48, which operates on Colombia’s border with Peru and Ecuador; leaders of the Jefferson Ostaiza Amay drug-trafficking organization; and FARC arms trafficker Gilma Montenegros Vallejos. A real estate firm in the Ecuadorean capital and two agricultural firms in San José, Costa Rica, operated by the drug traffickers, were also designated. The United States formally designated a financial network of the FARC Colombian guerrilla group’s Front 48 as a drug-trafficking organization, a move that bars any economic activity with the network and permits the seizure of its assets, the Treasury Department announced. This is Treasury’s fourteenth action against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a Marxist guerrilla group that was designated as a drug-trafficking organization by the United States in 2003, according to a statement. By Dialogo June 21, 2010 “Today’s designation builds on Treasury’s longstanding campaign against the FARC by exposing their key support networks in Ecuador and Costa Rica,” said the director of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, Adam Szubin. Since June 2000, Treasury has designated more than 750 businesses and individuals as associates of 87 drug kingpins around the world, the statement recalled.last_img read more

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Presidents Cup 2019: Tiger returns to open singles with title on the line

first_imgAustralian Marc Leishman will be the final International to tee off after being drawn against Rickie Fowler as the challengers target a first Presidents Cup triumph since 1998.Leishman has confidence and momentum after he and Ancer sensationally rallied from 5 down through 10 holes to halve their match against Fowler and Justin Thomas in Saturday’s foursomes.Sunday’s singles matches (Internationals v the USA)Abraham Ancer vs. Tiger WoodsHideki Matsuyama vs. Tony FinauC.T. Pan vs. Patrick ReedLi Haotong vs. Dustin JohnsonAdam Hadwin vs. Bryson DeChambeauIm Sung-jae vs. Gary WoodlandJoaquin v Niemann vs. Patrick CantlayAdam Scott vs. Xander SchauffeleByeong Hun An vs. Webb SimpsonCameron Smith vs. Justin ThomasLouis Oosthuizen vs. Matt KucharMarc Leishman vs. Rickie Fowler Playing captain Woods kept himself out of both the morning four-ball and the afternoon foursomes as Ernie Els’ International team preserved its lead despite a USA rally.But with the USA — which threatened to sweep the foursomes before the Internationals stormed back — eyeing an eighth straight title, Woods will open the singles against Abraham Ancer.Sunday Singles @PresidentsCup matchups are set.Ancer  WoodsMatsuyama FinauPan  ReedLi  JohnsonHadwin  DeChambeauIm  WoodlandNiemann  CantlayScott  SchauffeleAn  SimpsonThomas  SmithOosthuizen  KucharLeishman  Fowler pic.twitter.com/lNXfFyNAxL— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) December 14, 2019Woods has the chance to set the record for most matches won at the Presidents Cup, after the 15-time major champion tied Phil Mickelson with his 26th victory on Friday.Controversial U.S. player Patrick Reed will face C.T. Pan in the third match, but without caddie Kessler Karain, who has been banned following an altercation with a fan on Saturday. MELBOURNE, Australia — United States captain Tiger Woods will attempt to lead from the front after putting himself out first for Sunday’s singles as the seven-time defending champions fight to retain their Presidents Cup crown against the Internationals.  The USA heads into the final day trailing the Internationals 10-8 following a dramatic ending to Saturday’s action at Royal Melbourne Golf Club.last_img read more

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Athletics: Farah doctor to brief UK lawmakers in drugs probe

first_imgSo too has Salazar, who two years ago was the subject of a BBC report alleging he administered testosterone to American distance runner Galen Rupp in 2002 when Rupp — a training partner of Farah at the Nike Orgeon Project — was only 16.The BBC report also alleged Salazar encouraged the misuse of prescription drugs, something the coach has vehemently denied.CMS committee chairman Damian Collins MP said Tuesday: “In this hearing the committee wants to look at how the anti-doping rules and the protocols around athletes’ use of medication is policed by people working within sport.“As with our investigation into cycling, we are interested as well in the responsibilities of the governing bodies to ensure that the rules are being followed correctly.”It was at a CMS hearing in March that United Kingdom Anti-Doping chief Nicole Sapstead said it was impossible for her to be certain about the contents of a package delivered to the Team Sky outfit of Britain’s five-time Olympic cycling champion Bradley Wiggins at the end of the 2011 Criterium du Dauphine race in France because the then Sky doctor had told her the relevant records had disappeared when his laptop was stolen while on holiday in Greece in 2014.Team Sky, Wiggins and Dr Richard Freeman, the team’s then medic, have all repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. Britain’s Mo Farah (2ndL) competes in the Men’s 10,000m during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 13, 2016. Left is Uganda’s Cheptegei  AFP PHOTOLondon, United Kingdom | AFP |  The doctor who gave athletics great Mo Farah a controversial supplement is to appear before British lawmakers on Wednesday as part of an ongoing inquiry into doping in sport.Dr Robin Chakraverty, formerly of UK Athletics, is to give evidence to the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport (CMS) committee that has previously unearthed damaging details about the approach to drug rules of senior figures in British Cycling.Chakraverty, now working with the England football team, gave Farah an intravenous infusion of L-carnitine before the distance runner’s 2014 London Marathon debut.L-carnitine is a naturally occurring compound which turns body fat into energy and can be found in animal products such as meat, fish and milk.Athletes are allowed to take it provided it is not infused in a quantity greater than 50 millilitres every six hours.That British distance-runner Farah used the supplement was made public after a report from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) was leaked.There have also been reports that USADA was unable to determine how much Farah had received because UK Athletics had not recorded the amount correctly.Four-time Olympic champion Farah, who trains in the United States with his Portland-based coach Alberto Salazar, has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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