first_imgA 57 year old woman arrested in connection with the murder of Churchill man Seamus Doherty has ben released without charge.The late Seamus Doherty.The woman was arrested late on Tuesday night and taken to Letterkenny Garda station for questioning.She was released in the early hours of this morning. She was one of two people arrested in connection with the murder investigation of the 67 year old who was killed at his home in Drumacanoo in 2012.A 51 year old man, arrested yesterday afternoon, is still being questioned. WOMAN RELEASED IN SEAMUS DOHERTY MURDER INVESTIGATION was last modified: February 5th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:arrestsChurchillinvestigationmurderSeamus Dohertylast_img read more


first_imgThomas Pringle TD raised concerns around Irish Water’s influence over planning and development decisions in light of the Government’s new General Scheme on Planning and Development (No.2) Bill 2014.Deputy Thomas PringleAlthough Pringle welcomed the attempt to consolidate previous planning bills into one bigger, less complex piece, he argued that it lacked real regulatory power especially over new government bodies such as Irish Water.‘Irish Water will have the ability to facilitate and potentially delay or prevent development which could affect Donegal’s Development Plan. We don’t know the repercussions of this level of influence over development and what’s worse, we don’t know how it will be regulated. “Nowhere in the new Bill does it specify how Irish Water’s decision-making power will be made accountable to the people in the context of planning and development’ says Pringle.‘There are already questions surrounding the establishment of Irish Water, not to mention the Government taking money from sources of peoples’ income to force them to comply and pay their bills.“Furthermore, the establishment of a Planning Regulator as independent is misleading. The Planning Regulator will have to take into consideration the Minister’s opinion and meet on a regular basis. As a result, how can we be sure that the Planning Regulator can oversee and regulate Irish Water’s influence effectively?’ concludes Pringle.IRISH WATER COULD DELAY OR PREVENT DONEGAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN – PRINGLE was last modified: May 13th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Victory for local workers in union battle

first_imgTrade union Unite today hailed what it termed a ‘significant victory’ following the Labour Court’s recommendation that social care provider Extern recognise and engage with the union.Unite had referred the case to the Labour Court following Extern’s persistent refusal to engage collectively with its staff through Unite, despite the fact that a clear majority of workers sought to be represented by the union.Commenting, Unite Regional Organiser Roy Hassey said: “Today’s Labour Court recommendation vindicated the right of our members to be collectively represented by the union of their choice, Unite.“We hope that Extern – which is in receipt of significant public funding – complies with the recommendation, and we look forward to engaging with them on behalf of our members”, Roy Hassey concluded.The social care provider had recognised unions in Derry – but not in Donegal.Victory for local workers in union battle was last modified: April 5th, 2018 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

If this is the Warriors’ last ride, at least it will be fascinating

first_imgOAKLAND — The Warriors’ didn’t let on how challenging their 2017-18 season was.Yes, there were injuries — big ones as well as small, nagging ones — and improved competition around the league, but the champs’ biggest challenge was phycological.The Warriors had to fight boredom and complacency all season, and frankly, they weren’t all that good at it. There’s sandbagging and lollygagging, then there’s what the Warriors did last season. And while the end result was a four-game NBA Finals sweep, …last_img read more

The Evolution of Immaturity

first_img[Guest Article]  Blame evolution for your teen’s immaturity.  The Discovery Channel has published a review of an upcoming paper by Bruce Charlton, professor of biology at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England.  Charlton is a promoter of Evolutionary Psychology, a developing field of Psychology that attempts to explain all human characteristics in light of their evolutionary history.  In this paper, Charlton focuses on the observation that in the last fifty years, people have matured later, and in fact, many have not matured completely:Specifically, it seems a growing number of people are retaining the behaviors and attitudes associated with youth.  As a consequence, many older people simply never achieve mental adulthood, according to a leading expert on evolutionary psychiatry.  Among scientists, the phenomenon is called psychological neoteny.Charlton attributes the current trend to our modern environment, in comparison to our “hunter/gatherer ancestors”:“…While the human mind responds to new information over the course of any individual’s lifetime, Charlton argues that past physical environments were more stable and allowed for a state of psychological maturity.  In hunter-gatherer societies, that maturity was probably achieved during a person’s late teens or early twenties”, he said.    Charlton explained to Discovery News that humans have an inherent attraction to physical youth, since it can be a sign of fertility, health and vitality.  In themid-20th century, however, another force kicked in, due to increasing need for individuals to change jobs, learn new skills, move to new places and make new friends.Charlton attributes the failure to mature to the pressure of the educational system, which keeps people in school, at submissive positions, far beyond the time when they should have been developing their assertive personalities.  The result is adults that display immature characteristics:“By contrast, many modern adults fail to attain this maturity, and such failure is common and indeed characteristic of highly educated and, on the whole, effective and socially valuable people,” he said.  “People such as academics, teachers, scientists and many other professionals are often strikingly immature outside of their strictly specialist competence in the sense of being unpredictable, unbalanced in priorities, and tending to overreact.”  Charlton added that since modern cultures now favor cognitive flexibility, “immature” people tend to thrive and succeed, and have set the tone not only for contemporary life, but also for the future, when it is possible our genes may even change as a result of the psychological shift.  The faults of youth are retained along with the virtues, he believes.  These include short attention span, sensation and novelty-seeking, short cycles of arbitrary fashion and a sense of cultural shallowness.Charlton predicts that based on evolutionary selection, this will become a dominant genetic characteristic over time:Charlton added that since modern cultures now favor cognitive flexibility, “immature” people tend to thrive and succeed, and have set the tone not only for contemporary life, but also for the future, when it is possible our genes may even change as a result of the psychological shift.The obvious next question one should ask is if this immaturity has not already become apparent in the departments of Evolutionary Psychology.    Assuming that all our psychological traits evolved due to environmental pressures, Charlton feels that if our environment encourages immaturity for long enough, we will become genetically disposed to immaturity.  This sounds Lamarckian.  History shows, contrariwise, that societies have only been successful at fostering maturity for a limited period of time.  How does he know our society is not simply paralleling the example of Rome, where maturity rose and fell with its civilization?    Charlton seems to offer conflicting sources for our immaturity problem.  First, he attributes it to the pressure of the educational system, and uses as an example the immaturity of “academics, teachers, scientists, and many other professionals”.  If this is true (and this academic’s thinking provides anecdotal evidence for it) then we will be fine, since most people do not pursue advanced educations.  Most people, however, would agree that the problem goes well beyond academia.  It is a symptom of society in general.  Charlton’s second explanation, that the problem began in the mid 20th century with the pressure to “change jobs, learn new skills, move to new places and make new friends,” seems to contradict his first explanation.     Either way, since society has had these same pressures for thousands of years, why is there any vestige of maturity remaining now?  We should have evolved into children long ago, as soon as we got past the hunter-gatherer stage.  There is no reason evolution should wait until the middle of the 20th century.  We are becoming immature because evolutionary thinking like this rejected the absolute authority of our Creator over us, leaving us adrift to pursue our baser instincts and desires, like spoiled children.—DKThis story illustrates how the universal acid of Darwinian thinking is more pervasive and insidious than a set of armchair speculations by academics.  Charlton’s type rationalize immature behavior as evolutionary adaptations rather than moral wrongs.  If immaturity leads to reproductive success, it must be OK; why fight it?  But under their own assumptions, it is impossible to determine who is calling whom immature.  For example, David Brooks of the New York Times is cited at the end of the Discovery Channel article lamenting the loss of wisdom and maturity of our predecessors in today’s society that blurs the “bourgeois world of capitalism and the bohemian counterculture.”  Yet what is wisdom in Darwinland if not reproductive success?  Brooks needs to let his hair down and get dirty with the new inhabitants of the fitness peak.  Then history will have to judge the outcome of the war between the Bohemians and the Visigoths (05/09/2006).(Visited 37 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Cape Town launches reserves guide

first_img18 December 2008The Cape Town municipality has launched a user-friendly booklet to help residents and visitors find and explore the metropolitan area’s 24 nature reserves with ease.City of Cape Town’s Julia Wood said the booklet was produced as many people were unaware that there were a number of small reserves and natural areas spread right across the city, which were all easily accessible to visitors.The booklet contains at least one page on each of the reserves, with a photo, as well as details of opening hours, entry fees, activities at the reserve, and the types flora and fauna to be found there.She added that while the booklet focused on 24 of the city’s reserves, it was also packed with other information, including management challenges associated with reserves and natural areas, and details of various conservation organisations.“The contact details for the local friends’ groups associated with the nature reserves are included, and residents of Cape Town are encouraged to become actively involved by joining such groups,” Wood said in Cape Town this week.Cape Floristic RegionWood noted that more than 3.5-million people lived in Cape Town and within the Cape Floristic Region, and enormous pressure was being placed on the natural environment, with more and more land being used for housing and farming.“The City of Cape Town, as the local government responsible for this region, is determined to preserve this biodiversity to meet national and local conservation targets through a Biodiversity Network, a representative set of sites with core conservation areas linked by corridors,” she said, adding that the municipality’s nature reserves formed an integral part of the network.The booklet is available for R5 from the Rietvlei, Rondvlei and Helderberg Nature Reserves, as well as from the Botanical Society Bookshop at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.Alternatively, a free digital copy of the booklet, titled Cape Town Nature Reserves Booklet, can be downloaded from the City of Cape Town website.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Meet the 12 Lucky Browsers European IE Users Will Be Shown Next Year

first_imgAs part of the European Union’s antitrust agreement with Microsoft, the company will be required next year to show a list of alternatives to Internet Explorer to any Windows user with IE installed as their default browser. Love or hate the government intervention, it’s notable to see which browsers are about to get a big boost in user numbers. The EU says increased viability in the browser market will lead to more competition and more innovation. Here are the companies that will get a first crack at new levels of market viability in Europe. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting On the Front Page – The Best Known 5The first page of the Choice Screen, which users will be presented with when they first turn on their computers or when they click a link for it later, will feature whichever five browsers have the largest market share over the previous six months. Microsoft will begin showing the page to users in March, 2010.Right now the top five will include, in the order listed on an EU page about the program:Apple Safari – that’s right, even for Windows!Google Chrome – so soon. If Chrome can grow so fast, it makes you wonder if government intervention is really needed. Of course, Chrome has been promoted prominently on Google pages. That could become part of the next antitrust issue.Microsoft Internet Explorer – gets better all the time, even with dominant market share. Couldn’t the EU just require people to stop using IE 6?Mozilla Firefox – the classic that’s most effectively challenged IE. In fact, it’s done so pretty effectively. Too bad Chrome now runs circles around its performance.Opera – loved by mobile users, loved by Europeans.Below the Fold – The Smaller ChallengersUsers will be able to scroll the Choice Screen horizontally and see the next 7 most popular browsers at the time. Here’s who the EU lists as those browsers today.AOL – chuckle if you will, but AOL is doing a lot of innovative work with social networks and lifestreaming these days. Maxthon – is a popular browser in China and has its sights set on beating Opera in Europe.K-Meleon – says it’s a super-fast Windows browser built on Gecko, the same layout engine Firefox uses.Flock – is a Mozilla-powered browser that integrates a whole lot of social features. It’s got such a great feature set that we recently asked Why don’t you love Flock?Avant Browser – says that it, in fact, is the browser that’s the fastest. It includes an in-line RSS reader and a number of other interesting features.Sleipnir – is a highly-customizable browser that says it’s big in Japan.Slim Browser – a Windows browser focused on automating processes. That’s the field, so far! Do you think this move will foster increased innovation? Do you think it’s needed? Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Browsers#news#NYT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

B. Sai Praneeth cruises into Thailand Open final

first_imgIndian shuttler B. Sai Praneeth booked his place in the final of the men’s singles event of the Thailand Open after registering an easy win against local player Pannawit Thongnuam on Saturday.Praneeth defeated Thongnuam 21-11, 21-15 in just 36 minutes.The third seeded Indian completely dominated the opening game. Thongnuam tried hard to take the fight to Praneeth in the second game, but the final outcome hardly looked in doubt.The world number 24 will now take on fourth seed Jonathan Christie — who registered 21-9, 21-18 win over Malaysia’s Joo Ven Soong in the other semi-final match — in the summit clash on Sunday.last_img read more

Haryana govt organises training camp to impart leadership

first_imgskills to youthPanchkula, Jun 6 (PTI) The Haryana government has organised a five-day training camp here to impart leadership skills to the youth and apprise them of their responsibility towards the society.The Netritva Sadhna Parshikshan Shivar has been organised jointly by the Haryana government and Prabodhni, Panchkula, in which youth representatives from various states of the country are participating.Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, while speaking at the inaugural session of the camp, today said the youth play a vital role in taking the country ahead on the path of development.He said this training camp would provide an appropriate platform to deliberate upon various issues including honing-up leadership skills in the youth. It would also apprise them of their responsibilities towards the society.He said the state government was making persistent efforts to make available quality education to the students.Khattar said a new course of Police Cadet Corps (PCC) would be started in the state on the pattern of National Cadet Corps (NCC).With a view to imparting skill education to the youth, Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai in Sonipat would be upgraded as a Sports University.Apart from this, Catch them Young nurseries would be opened in over 500 schools so as to hone the talent of students at an early age.Vyayamshalas in villages and open gym in the cities would be opened to channelise the energy of the youth in the right direction.The aim behind carrying out all these activities was to ensure that the youth of the state are well educated and physically fit, he said.advertisementHe exhorted the participants to get training with utmost dedication and seriousness during the training camp.He said the youth should draw inspiration from the life of Swami Vivekanand and continue to move ahead towards their goal till they achieve it.Chairman, tourism department, Jagdish Chopra welcomed the participants from different states of the country who converged at the camp.He said the Parshikshan Shivar would not only help in honing-up leadership skills among the youth but also provide a new direction to them. PTI VJ IKAlast_img read more

Photo Advisory First, Photos released upto 4 p.m.

first_imgNew Delhi: Nov 11, 2017 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos with Captions released today. To view thumbnails of these Photographs, visit PTI website at..http.//www.ptinews.com NATIONAL New Delhi: Workers protest dharna (A+B) Gandhinagar: Rahul Gandhi in Gandhinagar (A+B) Patna: 129th birth anniversary and the Shikshak Diwas (A+B) Kolkata: Boys playing football (A) Kolkata: Baghini movie shooting (B) Mumbai: Mudhuri Dixit in radio4child awards (B) Bodhgaya: Sonu Nigam at Mahabodhi temple (B) New Delhi: ABVP students protest at Kerala House (A+B) Varanasi: Fog and cold (A) Mumbai: BMC Worker fumigating (B) Amritsar: Smog in Punjab (A) INTERNATIONAL Clichy la Garenne: Demonstration against Muslim street prayers (B) Belfast : A Flybe plane on the tarmac at Belfast International Airport (B) Chicago: Chicagos El train moves along the snow covered track (A) Alaska: First lady Melania Trump listens as children (B) Undated: Rescue operation at sea in international waters off the coast of Libya (B) Undated: US-Japan joint military exercise (B) Danang : APEC Economic Leaders Meeting (B+A) Karachi: Made in Pakistan Fashion Showcase 2017 (B) Manila : Protest rally near the U.S. Embassy (B) Shah Porir Dwip : Rohingya Muslims crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh (B) Sanaa : People gather at the site of a Saudi-led airstrike (B) SPORTS Sao Paulo : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton poses for a selfie with a fan (B) Guwahati: Ranji cricket match (B) Kolkata: Sri Lanka warm up match (B+A) PTI PHOTO HS DL OSSlast_img read more