MOTORBIKERS FUNDRAISE FOR NEO-NATAL AND SPECIAL BABY-CARE UNITS – STARTING IN LETTERKENNY!

first_imgIn what has become an annual event, a group of motorbike enthusiasts will take to the roads on Thursday, 25th April to raise funds for life-saving equipment for Neo-Natal Intensive Care Units and Special Care Baby Units in hospitals from Letterkenny to Limerick.The four-day ‘Ride Out For Prems Motor Bike Road Trip Challenge’ will take place between 25th and 28th April to help raise funding for vital equipment such as incubators, heart monitors, ventilators and apnoea monitors. The equipment will help babies who have been born premature and may have developed complications or need extra support in the early stages of their lives.Over the four day road trip in the West, the motorbike fund-raisers will visit Neo-Natal Intensive Care Units in Letterkenny General Hospital, Sligo General Hospital, Mayo General Hospital, University Hospital Galway and St. Munchin’s Unit, Limerick.This will give them a unique insight and opportunity to see firsthand what a difference their fundraising efforts are making. The bikers will also be able to meet with the parents and medical staff that they are helping through their fund-raising motorcycle ride.Irene Dowling of the Irish Premature Babies Association says; “We are delighted that the motorcyclists are going to “ride out” for vital life-saving equipment for babies in the neo-natal and special care units. Every rider had to raise €1,000 to go on this trip, so it was a huge commitment by these people to help out, many of whom had no ties to prematurity or the charity. “The bikers were so emotionally touched from last year they signed up straight away and are striving to make a huge difference to babies and families this year. Members of the IPB team have worked tirelessly in this fundraising event, which has accumulated in up to 30 bikers participating in the road trip and visiting nine Neo-natal units around the country.”On Thursday, 25th April, the saddle-bound fundraisers are expected to arrive at Letterkenny General Hospital at 5pm and will spend some time in the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit there.On Friday, 26th April, they will head to Sligo General Hospital, arriving at around 10.15 am, and then on to Mayo General Hospital, arriving at 1.45pm. They will then journey towards Galway City, and are expected to visit the Neo Natal Unit at University Hospital Galway at around 4.30 pm on Friday afternoon. On Saturday, 27th April, the fund-raisers will continue on towards Limerick and are due to visit St. Munchin’s Regional Maternity Hospital at around 10 am.To find out more or to learn how to join, please log on to the website www.irishprematurebabies.com and register in the events page or email irishprematurebabies@gmail.com If you wish to donate to the Irish Premature Babies Association, you can text prem to 57802. MOTORBIKERS FUNDRAISE FOR NEO-NATAL AND SPECIAL BABY-CARE UNITS – STARTING IN LETTERKENNY! was last modified: April 19th, 2013 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:letterkennymotorbikersNeo Natal unitslast_img read more

Save The Bays Chairman Hottest year on record in 120 Years Bahamas

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas: 150 laid off by Resorts World Bimini, Save the Bays siding with workers Bahamas Environment Takes Surprising Centre Stage at Global Conference Save The Bays Pins 24 Bahamians Youth Environmental Ambassadors Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, January 26, 2017 – On the heels of official news that the 2016 was the hottest year on record globally since weather record-keeping began in the 1880s, (www.edition.cnn.co), Save The Bays Chairman Joe Darville urged the nation’s leaders to act before up to 80% of the islands of The Bahamas are swallowed or inundated by water from rising seas caused by climate change.Darville, a climate change lecturer certified by Al Gore, stepped up his year-long efforts in the face of what he says “is irrefutable evidence that we are on a path to becoming little more than a memory of a forgotten time when we were once the most beautiful place on earth.”“The very same waters that inspired astronaut Scott Kelly to declare The Bahamas to be ‘the most beautiful place from space’ could be inundated by water from rising seas in our grandchildren’s lifetime,” said Darville.  At 75, the lifelong educator and human and environmental rights advocate has vowed to spend his remaining years sharing the message of protecting and preserving The Bahamas. In recent weeks, he stepped up those efforts, talking to students, appearing on radio, participating in interviews, spreading the warning wherever he could that the time for talk is over, the time for action is now.“We have only 5,300 square miles of land in 100,000 square miles of ocean and the prediction is that by the end of this century 80% of our islands will be inundated by the sea,” said Darville. “We must be prepared, we must be alert.  We owe it to our children and to generations to come to do everything in our power to mitigate against the effects of climate change.  We cannot stop it, but we can slow it down and it is up to us to do that and we can.”According to Darville, mitigation can take several forms. First, he says, is protection of life by making the tough decision not to allow people to rebuild on treacherous, low-lying properties where stronger hurricanes in the future that will form in the Atlantic will strike with little warning and could swallow entire seafronts.  He points to land in Grand Bahama that has receded 35 feet in a decade and the home where he grew up in Long Island that was washed away by Hurricane Joaquin.Next, he says, Bahamians must reduce the nation’s carbon footprint.  Though not large relative to highly industrialized nations, the local footprint could be significantly reduced by growing more food locally, establishing green spaces, trading fossil fuels for sustainable power supply sources and requiring a less harmful type of fuel for jet aircraft.  “Today, 30 million tons of carbon is emitted into the atmosphere by jets every year, burning the ozone layer,” he said.  And, he suggests, it is time that Bahamians revived the art of boatbuilding.“We are going to be a floating country, I don’t want to scare people but I want to alert our people, to wake them up to what is happening around us.  There are those who say that what we are seeing is just part of Mother Nature’s cycle.  Yes, it is part of a cycle but climate change is speeding it up in a way we have never experienced before. That is why each of the last three years has been recorded as the hottest year in history.  We have seen 20,000-year cycles but this cycle is accelerated by 300% because of industrial pollution, greenhouse effects and what we have done to alter the environment.  I just want us to be aware, to develop a plan and realize this is happening right now, not in the future, but before our very eyes and only we have the power to change it.”Launched in 2013, Save The Bays has been an outspoken non-government organization promoting environmental protection, freedom of information and an end to unregulated development through education, legal and public awareness campaigns. Its Facebook posts draw more than 20,000 friends and its 6-point petition www.savethebays.bs, has some 7,000 signatures.center_img Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #Savethebays #MagneticMediaNews  #SaveTheBayslast_img read more

Game of Thrones latest death is a tough one to take and

first_img Game of Thrones season 8, episode 4: How to watch, leaks, recaps, avoiding spoilers and how to stream HBO without cable Thanos vs. Game of Thrones Night King: Here’s who’d win Game of Thrones season 8: How to adjust your TV for a cinematic picture Here’s me thinking this episode would be a celebration #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/1BQiCa6aQw— Joeyyy (@_Joseph590) May 6, 2019 The 38 most gut-wrenching Game of Thrones deaths, ranked Comments OH NOOOOOO. NOT THE DRAGONNNNNNN. #GoT #ThronesYall pic.twitter.com/52CoNbI6oc— Brittany Packnett (@MsPackyetti) May 6, 2019 Game of Thrones images too dark? We can help *MILD SPOILERS*… Culture TV and Movies Now playing: Watch this: WHAT THE WHOLE FUCK IS HAPPENING?!?!?! THIS FUCKIN ASSHOLE!!!!!!!!!! BURN THEM ALL!!! @HBO @GameOfThrones #GoT #Season8 #DemThrones #Episode4— T-Pain (@TPAIN) May 6, 2019 Did we just lose another dragon?!? Wtf?!? #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/HTngwEfAJ6— the.blogging.jedi (@TonyStarksWard) May 6, 2019 Rhaegal after being shot by Euron three times #GOT #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/PcghYP18oV— colby (@originalgenome) May 6, 2019 Related stories Not the dragon!! Not him!! He should stay back! #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/fguDMwcx6K— Yerlin (@Marlet_Yerlin) May 6, 2019 NOOOOOO THAT DID NOT JUST HAPPEN #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/Li74D2gUiL— t h o m a s (@RIPeterParker_) May 6, 2019 Tags Me: “Oh, he only got hit by one spear he might be okay…”*Gets shot in the throat***Sinks to the bottom of the ocean**#GameofThrones #Rhaegal pic.twitter.com/uN1tbkEqyk— Dr.Pibb🌶️ (@MichaelDiAcri) May 6, 2019 Why? HBO Look, we’re used to heart-wrenching deaths on Game of Thrones, but this is different. This totally sucks.What are you doing to us here? Why would you do this?OK, here’s your obligatory spoiler warning for episode 4 of this final season. game-of-thrones-spoilersCan we talk now? OK, let’s talk.They killed a dragon. They killed another goddamn dragon. Rhaegal to be specific. People are upset. Hell, I’m upset. The Night King doing the whole “you’re an ice dragon now” to Viserion was pretty bad, but this might actually be worse.Mainly because of who did the killing.  38 Photos I can’t handle Dany losing anymore dragons #GOT #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/zce6jJxIFK— colby (@originalgenome) May 6, 2019 5:13 Rhaegal didn’t deserve surviving his ice dragon brother to be killed by bitch ass Euron!!!! #GoT pic.twitter.com/F2XjqDPLeB— MissFit Harley (@MissfitHarley) May 6, 2019 And then there was 1! 😢😩 #GameOfThrones #GOT— MeLAnIn JunKIE (@xLuv_N_Myself) May 6, 2019 Share your voice 8 RIP Rhaegal, you were almost all healed up for battle, you sweet baby you. RIP Missandei, you were the realest and you had the most poppinest wash-n-go in all the 7 Kingdoms until the very end. pic.twitter.com/MYA6KisIWh— 🐝HTHMSCTHMING🐝 (@_BeNiceOrLeave) May 6, 2019 RIP Rhaegal, you were almost all healed up for battle, you sweet baby you. RIP Missandei, you were the realest and you had the most poppinest wash-n-go in all the 7 Kingdoms until the very end. pic.twitter.com/MYA6KisIWh— 🐝HTHMSCTHMING🐝 (@_BeNiceOrLeave) May 6, 2019 Rhaegal died thanks to Euron Greyjoy and Cersei’s gigantic dragon crossbow thing — this is a problem. Euron sucks. Not in a good, “Hi, I’m Joffrey the best villain in TV history kind of way.” In a bad, “my character is a bit weird and people don’t really like me” kind of way. In wrestling, they call this “X-Pac heat.”Anyway, Twitter got real upset about Rhaegon essentially getting murked by Euron’s fleet. Rightfully so in my humble opinion. With Rhaegal kicking the bucket and Jon Snow putting Ghost up for adoption, it was truly a difficult episode for the pets. Game of Throneslast_img read more

Report Austin To End Its Bag Ban After Texas Supreme Court Ruling

first_img Share Shelby Knowles for The Texas TribuneSingle-use bag ban advocates held a press conference before the Texas Supreme Court prior to oral arguments on the legality of Laredo’s ban on Jan. 11, 2018.The city of Austin announced Tuesday it will no longer enforce its ban on plastic bags after the Texas Supreme Court ruled that a similar ban in Laredo violated state law, KUT reported.“Following the recent ruling from the Texas Supreme Court, the City will not enforce our current rules,” a spokesperson for the city said in an emailed statement. “While it’s disappointing that the City is losing a tool to help protect the environment, we are also confident that the Austin community will continue to do their best to minimize plastic bag waste.”The court ruled unanimously on June 22 that a state law on solid waste disposal pre-empted Laredo’s local ordinance, resolving a long-standing question over whether local governments are allowed to impose such bans.Cities including Fort Stockton, Port Aransas, and Brownsville had implemented similar bans in recent years, and the court’s decision held that those bans are unenforceable as well. The ruling drew applause from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and criticism from environmental groups.On Monday, Paxton sent letters to 11 cities across the state with plastic bag bans as a reminder that such those ordinances are now “illegal” and “unenforceable.” “Municipalities ignoring this law are unlawfully passing their duty to manage solid waste on to their residents and retailers in violation of settled Texas law,” Paxton wrote in letters to Port Aransas and Brownsville, among others. “A dislike of state law is no justification for a municipality to violate it.”last_img read more

Therrell Smith DC Dance Legend Turns 100

first_imgAs Therrell Smith greeted family and friends during her 100th birthday party Nov. 5 at the University of the District of Columbia, she said she was thankful to be so blessed.Therrell Smith is pictured at a celebration for her 96th birthday. On Nov. 5, the D.C. dancer turned 100. (Courtesy photo)Identified as a D.C. dance legend by the International Association of Blacks in Dance, Smith, who has spent most of her life in D.C., has enjoyed spreading cheer to others through dance. She said she has been dancing since she was 8-years-old.“I am very blessed to see the age 100 and to still be able to do the things that I’ve been doing,” she told the AFRO, in reference to her mobility.“It brings me joy to know that I’ve touched so many lives. This is what my life is all about, my goal is to continue. This is what keeps me going.”As a teen, Smith attended Dunbar High School in Northeast D.C. where she choreographed several of the school’s plays and operettas. After graduating high school, Smith studied at Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn., where she spent summers working as a dance teacher at a summer camp in Wisconsin. After graduation, she continued to work with young people as a camp counselor and drama teacher at a camp in Massachusetts. During her younger years, she was selected to study in Paris under the famous Mathilde Kschessinska, prima ballerina assoluta of the Imperial Russian Ballet.“There is no finer person than I can think of to be a better role model. She is just an excellent person,” her niece Shelley Brown told the AFRO.In the District, Smith founded the Therrell Smith School of Dance in 1948. Through the school she has taught dance at the LeDroit Park Nursery School, on Rhode Island Avenue in Northwest D.C. and at the school’s current site on Bunker Hill Rd in Northeast D.C.  Smith attends Unity Church in Northwest D.C.“I didn’t think about dancing as a livelihood, but it was a good choice”, Smith told the AFRO.Smith, who was born and raised in D.C., has been a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority for 78 years.“She is a warm, loving, and a humble person. She is very giving and willing to serve which is demonstrated through the community,” Jackie Harris, who is Smith’s sorority sister and has known her for many years, told the AFRO.last_img read more

Carlos Slims America Movil Looks to Invest 85 Billion in Latin America

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 América Móvil general director Daniel Hajj has announced that Carlos Slim’s Mexican conglomerate plans to invest $8.5 billion in Latin American in 2019, focusing primarily on fiber-optic infrastructure and updated mobile technologies such as 4.5G and 5gG.In a conference call with analysts, following the company’s recap of fourth quarter results, Hajj laid out the company’s intentions, while also stating that the company is planning to provide triple-play services in Mexico.During the fourth quarter of 2018, América Móvil recorded a net profit of $492.4 million, reversing losses of $546.4 million over that same period in 2017, according to the company’s financial and operating report.In that time almost 200,000 subscribers were added in Mexico. In total, its subscriber base increased by 7.2% from the previous year. Popular on Variety center_img Last December, Gabriel Contreras, president of the Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT), indicated that a subsidiary of América Móvil had applied for a license to provide pay TV services. Given its dominate position in the telco sector, America Movil itself is forbidden from providing pay TV directly.According to Hajj, the company’s experience in other Latin American countries is cause for confidence. Once permission to broadcast pay TV is granted, “We can do it [offer triple play] quickly… We have experience in other countries in addition to commercial agreements for content.”Last month América Móvil announced it had acquired 100% of Guatemala’s Telefónica subsidiary, and reached an agreement to buy 99.3% of El Salvador’s subsidiary as well.last_img read more

Honey bee search strategy Robot swarms to search Mars caves

first_img Explore further The theory behind Kisdi’s robots incorporates the idea of quorum sensing, similar to that used by honey bees. Quorum sensing is a type of decision-making process used by groups to coordinate behavior and can be seen with honey bees when worker bees scout for new nest areas. Bees will leave the nest, gather information, and determine the best new location.Kisdi’s theory works on this same principle. A computer program has been created that functions in a similar way to the honey bees. The robots, called Jollbot, are a rolling and jumping robot. Mars surface. Jollbot A Lander would be able to release the swarm of 40 to 60 robots, allowing them to then individually go out and search for pre-programmed information, such as a difference of temperature found in a cave. Once a robot locates this information, it would return to the lander via the shortest route, and upload the information (temperature readings and coordinates).Once the information is uploaded, the robot can then evaluate information shared by previous robots and decide to either start a new search or revisit a previous finding for more information. As information is collected, those sites which the robots decide to be a potential site for more exploration can then be sent to mission control for further exploration by other rovers. This concept would be cheaper to build than the large rovers and allow for much more initial exploration, leaving the in-depth exploration for the rovers. The other benefit with this idea is that should one of the Jollbots in the swarm be lost or not function, the search process is still able to continue.In the simulation shown by Kisdi, a swarm of 50 robots would be able to cover a 300 square meter area in around 5 days. With the addition of more robots with a greater search capability, the search area would be able to be increased.Kisdi’s next step is to begin developing the hardware required for the robots, but the idea of a swarm of honey bee robots opens up the potential for much more in-depth searches becoming possible on Mars. Citation: Honey bee search strategy: Robot swarms to search Mars caves (2011, March 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-03-honey-bee-strategy-robot-swarms.html Thanks to RoboEarth the bots can learn on their owncenter_img More information: Future robotic exploration using honeybee search strategy: Example search for caves on Mars, by Áron Kisdia and Adrian R.L. Tatnall, Acta Astronautica, Article in Press. doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2011.01.013 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2010 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — In a recent paper published in Acta Astronautica, Aron Kisdi, a University of Southampton engineer, proposes an idea of utilizing a swarm of robots to search large areas of Mars and the caves which current robots have been unable to explore.last_img read more