In Pictures: Scoil Naomh Eoin Killenard show off their pedal power

first_imgHome News Community In Pictures: Scoil Naomh Eoin Killenard show off their pedal power NewsCommunity Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA TAGSScoil Naomh Eoin Killenard There may be some strong contenders for the Tour de France from Killenard in coming years as they showed off their pedal power in school on Tuesday, June 18.They were pedaling bicycles to learn how energy is created as part of Active Schools week.Ken from Pedalcents was on hand to show the pupils how much energy (Watts) they could create.At the time of LaoisToday visiting Scoil Naomh Eoin, the second class pupils were powering their way to creating energy.Many pupils were able to power a sewing machine (100 W), hair straighteners (125 W), an Xbox (150 W) and the 40 inch LCD TV (200 W).Some of the boys and girls were able to even power a blender at 300 W.Ken said the highest power he’s ever seen was produced by an Intel employee, whose cycling powered 900 W, enough to run a toaster.We went along to capture some of the action: GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Facebook Twitter GAA center_img WhatsApp WhatsApp SEE ALSO – Call for Laois people to nominate the teachers who have most inspired them Pinterest In Pictures: Scoil Naomh Eoin Killenard show off their pedal power By Siun Lennon – 19th June 2019 Pinterest Twitter Facebook Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Wednesday, June 19, 2019Next articleWATCH: Paddy Power visit Laois trainer ahead of Royal Ascot race Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics.last_img read more


LG Business Solutions USA Has Two New All-in-One Thin Client Solutions

first_imgLG Business Solutions USA has introduced two new all-in-one Thin Client solutions, a 27-inch 16:9 model and a 34-inch 21:9 ultrawide model, each with full HD resolution, IPS panels and quad-core Intel processors designed as workstations for corporate environments.Both the 27-inch (model 27CN650N-6A) and 34-inch (model 34CN650N-6A) displays deliver computing with an Intel Celeron J1045 quad-core 1.5GHz processor (up to 2.5GHZ burst), integrated graphics, and a 128GB solid-state hard drive. Conferencing is simple with a microphone-in port, built-in dual speakers, Wifi, Bluetooth 5.0, a pop-up HD webcam and an adjustable stand, while the fan-less design ensures quiet operation.Thin clients also are generally more secure than individual PC workstations because most programs and operations are running from a data center, not on the thin client device itself. With no access to install new programs on the server, a worker cannot accidentally introduce malware or otherwise compromising company data or systems.LG Thin Clients are compatible with today’s most popular VDIs (virtual desktop infrastructure), including Citrix, Amazon WorkSpaces, Microsoft Azure and VMware.Each model houses two USB 2 ports, four USB 3 ports, one USB-C port, one HDMI input and one DisplayPort output, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 5ms response time and 300 nit brightness. The 27-inch model offers Full HD 1080p resolution, while the Ultrawide 34-inch model has 2560×1080 pixels to deliver crisp imagery across the wider panel.Here are the details: www.LGSolutions.comlast_img read more


NIH preparing tool to help labs cope with new DURC policy

first_imgMay 1, 2012 (CIDRAP News) – Federal officials are working on guidance to help local institutions implement the government’s new policy on the oversight of life-sciences dual-use research of concern (DURC), an official from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) said today.Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the NIH, revealed the development at a workshop on H5N1 research issues that was hosted by the National Academies. He said the NIH expects to put the guidance out for public comment over the next few weeks and is eager to learn what parts of the new DURC policy will be hard to implement at the local level. “From the top down, it’s difficult to tell,” he said.On Mar 29, federal official unveiled a new policy for the oversight of DURC, such as two recent H5N1 transmission studies that raised worries about bioterrorism and scientific censorship. The policy, which came from the NIH Office of Biotechnology Activities, requires federal agencies to routinely review possible risks of federally funded studies involving 15 “high consequence” pathogens and toxins, such as H5N1, Bacillus anthracis, and Ebola virus.Before Fauci made the announcement, Ann Arvin, MD, professor of pediatric infectious diseases and dean of research at Stanford University, told workshop participants that the new federal policy assigns a difficult set of tasks to institutional biosafety committees (IBCs) at universities and other research organizations.She said universities have built up their IBC expert groups over time, but a fair number probably lack the specialized expertise needed to assess the kinds and breadth of experiments addressed by the government’s new policy. “We at Stanford will not have experts for every pathogen,” Arvin said, adding that another problem is that the experts on the topics are likely to be the same ones conducting the research of concern, raising a potential conflict of interest.Today’s National Academies workshop addressed a host of life-sciences DURC issues, including the revolution in life-sciences technologies, experiences with 1918 pandemic flu virus studies, and the research community’s social contract with the public. The workshop ended with presentations on governance, oversight, and future steps.David Franz, DVM, PhD, vice president and chief biological scientist at the Midwest Research Institute in Kansas City, Mo., formerly with the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), said he had concerns about the science community taking on another layer of regulation, in light of the events surrounding the H5N1 research debate.From 2001 to 2009, he said, USAMRIID received 17 new guidance directives and had to hire 40 new employees just to handle assurance issues. Franz is also a member of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB), the independent expert group that advises the NIH on DURC issues.”We should think about changing behavior as well, not just regulating,” he said, urging officials to consider the real value and cost of oversight. “We can’t forget that it’s a competitive world and a dangerous world.”David Heymann, MD, a former World Health Organization  official who now chairs the United Kingdom’s Health Protection Agency, told the group that an international consensus including countries that are sometimes reluctant to participate, such as China, Brazil, and India, is needed on life sciences DURC issues.He said the process could start with “soft norms,” advance to “hard norms,” and then possibly lead to a more formal convention. Heymann predicted such a process would take decades.Piers Millet, with the United Nations (UN) Office of Disarmament Affairs’ Implementation Support Unit, shared some perspectives from his experience with the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC), a treaty that first went into effect in 1975and currently commits 165 countries to refrain from developing, producing, and stockpiling biological and chemical weapons.He said the UN disarmament group has a new mechanism in place to look at science and technology issues relevant to BWC issues, and this year members will be examining enabling technologies such as advances in sequencing and synthesis.See also:National Academies H5N1 lessons learned background and agendalast_img read more


Mike Barnes wins IWDC’s top award

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Why the price of an average house is not going up

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited accesslast_img read more


John Wood the new master

first_img4th Rodney Nabbe (10) 36pts5th Vincent Gras (17) 35pts6th Allen Raaen (9) 35pts Crystal Bay was in excellent condition, as the scores returned attested, but with a high number of contestants the CSS for the day remained at 72 with 33% of the counting ones, those with handicaps of 19 and below, having played within two of their handicap.Allan Raaen.John Wood had heeded some free advice taken in the bar during the previous week and returned a score which encouraged him to believe that almost anything was now possible, however events later in the week were to prove this a very short lived, but no less sweet, theory as much was risked and lost over the next few days.  It was in fact John’s best score in Thailand, being seven better than the previous best and his first win out of The Haven was duly celebrated late into the evening.Darryl Kellett had believed that his score would be a winner to mark his last outing in Pattaya before his return to Oz, but he failed to do better than three points over the last two holes which made the difference between first and second place.Trevor Schirmer seems to always be there or thereabouts no matter what the scoring is like, and once again he was to be found in third after a very good two under handicap round.  Rodney Nabbe geared up for his trip to Hua Hin with a solid level par return in fourth and Vincent Gras, a fellow traveler, won a count back for fifth over Allen Raaen with a better 19 on the inward half.It was surprising that with the scores as good as they were that there were no 2’s in either division, but as usual there were plenty of stories of ones that got away.Seppo Sadeharju.Before the presentations were made there were welcome backs for Vincent Gras, on one of his seemingly bi-weekly visits, John Carlin, looking for somewhere quiet to retire to, Mike Hill, from coaching the England cricket team via twitter to two wins in their recent test series against the Black Caps, and Brian Libbey who wanted to make sure his subs were paid in time.Wednesday, May 29, Khao Kheow A & C – StablefordCSS 75 NC1st Seppo Sadeharju (25) 31pts2nd Don Everett (20) 29pts3rd Trevor Schirmer (13) 28pts4th Mike Hill (19) 28pts5th Markku Tynell (24) 28ptsAfter the good returns at the previous outing much was expected at the always difficult Pete Dye designed Khao Kheow where the A and C courses were in play for the day.  Unfortunately, following heavy overnight rain the course was playing far longer than the 6,450 yards shown on the card and with a few of the regular low handicaps playing away across the gulf, scoring was at a premium.John WoodSeppo Sadeharju took another win with a less than sparkling return but one that was still good enough by two to take the top step of the podium, with Don Everett in second who also led his team in the side event against Monday’s winner to make it an even better end to the day with no beer to buy.Once again Trevor Schirmer was in the frame after winning a three-way count back for third place over Mike Hill who took fourth and Markku Tynell in fifth after they had scored 15, 14 and 13 respectively on the back nine on the card.The CSS for the day went out to 75 and the event became non counting for upward handicap review.Once again there were no 2’s in the second division but Darryl Kellett and Jens Gunnarsson shared the first division pool with one each.Prior to the presentations there was a welcome back for David Grist from Melbourne taking a rest from watching the Rebels from his regular seat in the members section.Friday, May 31, Eastern Star – Monthly MedalCSS 74Division 11st Allen Raaen (9) net 702nd Jens Gunnarsson (15) net 743rd Alwyne Burley (15) net 76Division 21st Shuichi Kodaka (16) net 812nd Markku Tynell (24) net 823rd Terry Hodgkiss (23) net 83With Phoenix being one of the courses that demand a group of at least twenty players during the low season to be able to play at rates which are in alignment with most of the others that the group plays on a regular basis, the Monthly Medals were forced to move to another venue.Eastern Star was the course chosen as it is in the preferred Friday direction, south of the city, for Friday return travel and with a green fee priced at 600 baht a player could share a cart with a caddy for 1,200 baht, which is exceptional value compared with most courses in the area and indicative that the management have taken note of the current golfing scene, and even taking a cart on one’s own only makes the cost 1,400 baht.As usual the course was playing its full yardage at almost 6,600 yards and the added difficulty of medal play saw the CSS for the day move out to 74 from the white tees, with the only reasonable scores being returned in the first division as the length took its toll on the second division.Allen Raaen took his third monthly medal in a row with an outstanding round of two under handicap to win by four strokes from Jens Gunnarsson in second and Alwyne Burley, who always seems to save his best for the medals, in third another two back.The second division was led in, perhaps a generous use of the verb, by Shuichi Kodaka who hung on to win by a single stroke from Markku Tynell in second, with Terry Hodgkiss taking third with a score that he may well wish not to remember, but one that was a lot better than many others and therefore well worth the position on the podium.Jens Gunnarsson had a ‘2’ as usual in the first division top sweep the pot while Shuichi Kodaka ensured at least an extra weeks stay in Pattaya as he cleaned out the double roll over pot in the second division.Note. If you would like to play with The Haven group, you can contact mobile 082 219 0965 or call in to The Haven Hotel, at 185 Soi 13, between Beach Road and 2nd Road. All transportation to the course is arranged and you do not need to sign up prior to the day, but you should be there by 8.15 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on the days that you wish to play. A schedule of courses to be played can be found on our web site at www.thehaven-hotel.com. IPGC golf from The HavenMonday, May 27, Crystal Bay A & B – StablefordCSS 721st John Wood (25) 40pts2nd Darryl Kellett (16) 39pts3rd Trevor Schirmer (13) 38ptslast_img read more


Speed king finally gets a score : Usain Bolt scores first pro goal

first_imgAdvertisement ijiNBA Finals | Brooklyn VshfquWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eewjjq( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 80leWould you ever consider trying this?😱pd5Can your students do this? 🌚84p3Roller skating! Powered by Firework Friday evening witnesses Usain Bolt – The World’s fastest man , enter the footballing fray fittingly with two goals for Australian outfit Central Coast Mariners. This is his first appearance on the scoresheet in professional football. The Jamaican eight-time Olympic champion scored the Mariners’ third and fourth goals in a 4-0 win over Macarthur South West and celebrated with his trademark lightning bolt pose.Advertisement Currently , Bolt is on an “indefinite training period” with Australian first division side Central Coast Mariners. His time to prove himself on the football pitch is running out , given his age of 32, but the 100m and 200m sprint world record holder displayed immense determination to achieve yet another one of his dreams.Advertisement Afterwards Bolt, 32, said “dreams become reality through hard work”.“My first start and scoring two goals, it’s a good feeling,” he added.“I’m happy I could come here and show the world I’m improving. I’m keen to be a Mariner, to play my best and get into the team.”Usain Bolt had trained in Norway with Stormgodset and in Germany with Borussia Dortmund prior to arriving in Australia and his “dream” of becoming a professional footballer could finally become a sweet reality.The Australian A-League season begins on 19 October and the Mariners are yet to confirm whether Bolt will be offered a contract. Advertisementlast_img read more


Industry leader joins realestateview

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Azpilicueta after Spurs revenge for ‘unacceptable’ Wembley loss

first_imgCESAR AZPILICUETA says Chelsea are out for revenge against Spurs after last month’s “unacceptable” defeat at Wembley.Maurizio Sarri’s men saw their unbeaten start to the season go up in smoke at the Home of Football in November at the hands of Spurs.5 Cesar Azpilicueta is out for revenge against TottenhamCredit: GettyThe final score was 3-1 but it could have been double that as Tottenham ran riot.Now Azpilicueta and Co have the chance to make up for it when they take of their capital rivals in the Carabao Cup semi-finals over two legs next month.The Spaniard said: “That game from the first minute to the last we were really bad. They were better than us. We cannot let this happen again. We have to improve.“After that game we understood what we can improve on and obviously when the game gets closer, we will study them more and try to get better because the game we played that day was not acceptable.5 Chelsea’s undefeated start to the campaign was ended last month by SpursCredit: Reuters5 The Blues sealed a Carabao Cup semi-final showdown with their rivals on Wednesday by defeating BournemouthCredit: AP:Associated Press“I have been here a long time and had very good moments and some tough ones. But the way that game went was a bad experience.“We were undefeated going into that game and to lose the way we did was tough. But it happened, the only thing we can do is turn it around and we have a good chance. We will try to do it.”POCHETTI-NO! Tottenham ban press from asking Mauricio Pochettino about Manchester UnitedAzpilicueta has been at Chelsea since 2012 but the team is still only five months into Sarri’s reign.That is in stark contrast to the four years Mauricio Pochettino has been at Tottenham.LATEST CHELSEA NEWSmighty fine brosRyan Thomas gets parking ticket on £285k Rolls Royce as bros ride bikesExclusiveRETURN TRIPRyan, Adam and Scott Thomas handed second series of their ITV travel seriesteetotalLove Island’s Scott Thomas reveals he nearly lost his business over love of boozeTHOMAS AND TEDDYAdam Thomas and son Teddy model new George at Asda range for Father’s Day’lockdown baby’Holly Willoughby praises Ryan Thomas’ ‘sweet’ eight-week-old baby RomanFAMILY TIESAdam Thomas confronts absent dad in new doc with brothers Ryan and ScottBut Azpilicueta insists the fact Spurs are further along in their development under their manager is no excuse when it comes to a London derby.The former Marseille man said: “They have been working together for a long time, but when you go on to the pitch in a derby, there are a lot of things that don’t matter, like how long or not you have been playing with the manager.“In a derby like this there a lot of things. In the last derby we didn’t play the way we normally do and we have to learn from it.”Chelsea set up the two-legged semi-final against Spurs, to be played on January 8 and 22, after sub Eden Hazard’s late strike saw off Bournemouth.Ruben Loftus-Cheek impressed in a more advanced role playing as a wide forward and Azpilicueta reckons the England star has improved significantly.5 Ruben Loftus-Cheek helped Chelsea to overcome Bournemouth in the quarter-final on WednesdayCredit: Getty Images5 The England midfielder has come back from his Palace loan spell a much better player, according to his Spanish team-mateCredit: ReutersThe 29-year-old said: “He came back to pre-season training from his holidays following the World Cup before he was supposed to.“He didn’t play much and he wanted to get in the team really quick. Obviously he took a bit of time to adapt to a new position, last season he played at Crystal Palace in a different role.“But he has adapted really well, now he is playing sometimes as a winger. His game is improving every day and I’m really pleased for him.“He has been with us for quite a long time and now he is getting more of a chance. He is showing his quality and how important he can be. We have seen a better Ruben and hopefully he can keep going.”It’s match week 18 of the Premier League as Chelsea greet Leicester City and Cardiff welcomes Manchester Unitedlast_img read more


South Africa to get two new metros

first_img10 December 2010 “Next year’s elections will be based on the existent boundaries, and that can’t be changed,” he said. Source: BuaNews Elections based on existing wards South Africa’s Municipal Demarcation Board has announced that Buffalo City, comprising greater East London, and Mangaung, comprising greater Bloemfontein, will become metropolitan municipalities after the 2011 local government elections. South Africa’s six existing metros are the City of Johannesburg, Tshwane (which includes Pretoria), Ekurhuleni to the east of Johannesburg, Cape Town, eThekwini (which includes Durban), and Nelson Mandela Bay (which includes Port Elizabeth).center_img Buffalo City and Mangaung are currently local municipalities that fall under districts: Buffalo City under the Amatole District Municipality, and Mangaung under the Motheo District Municipality. Mahlangu said that while there was talk of doing away with economically weak municipalities, the 2011 local government elections would be based on the existing 4 277 wards. South Africa’s metropolitan municipalities execute all the functions of local government for a city or conurbation, in contrast to areas which are primarily rural, where local government is divided into district municipalities and local municipalities. Briefing reporters in Pretoria on Thursday, Municipal Demarcation Board chairman Landiwe Mahlangu said the decision followed careful consideration of the two municipalities’ economic activity and integrated development planning.last_img read more