12 Jun

Want To Do Business with Large Local Companies… Access: Opportunity Procurement Forum Can Help

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business Districts News Want To Do Business with Large Local Companies… Access: Opportunity Procurement Forum Can Help On Wednesday, March 11, 2015 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, February 27, 2015 | 11:29 am Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Subscribe Make a comment Business News More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community Newscenter_img Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce is hosting a procurement event and discussion for our large and small business members who may want to do business together. During ACCESS: OPPORTUNITY on March 11th at 3:30 p.m. at the Pasadena City College Creveling Lounge at 1570 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena representatives of Chamber members Pasadena Unified School District, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech will present information on doing business with them.Learn what products and services they seek from local small businesses. Find out about process and qwualifications. Make connections to enhance your business.Pasadena City College, Huntington Hospital, Parsons and Art Center College of Design and others will be on hand to meet with potential small buisness vendors one-on-one.ACCESS: OPPORTUNITY is free to Pasadena Chamber of Commerce members. All others pay $10 for admission in advance. Parking is $2 in the lots at the PCC Community Education Center. Please RSVP to [email protected] or by calling (626) 795-3355.Download the flyer here: Access Opportunity flyer 2015 FINAL.pdfThe new Pasadena City College Small Business Development Center will have a table where business owners can learn about the services and support available through the PCC-SBDC.The Procurement Forum is presented by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. The event is being hosted by Pasadena City College and the Pasadena City College Small Business Development Center. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

26 May

School Of Thought Of “Give Slap, Say Sorry And Forget” Not Endorsed: Gujarat HC Rejects Advocate Yatin Oza’s Unconditional Apology [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesSchool Of Thought Of “Give Slap, Say Sorry And Forget” Not Endorsed: Gujarat HC Rejects Advocate Yatin Oza’s Unconditional Apology [Read Order] Akshita Saxena26 Aug 2020 10:54 PMShare This – x”A clear and loud message is a must to be sent that we are open to every healthy criticism respecting the fundamental right of freedom of expression and at the same time, we are obligated not to permit any attempt to tarnish the image of the Institution and to despise and damage the prestige of the same and to demean the respect it enjoys by one and all.” Following the Full…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”A clear and loud message is a must to be sent that we are open to every healthy criticism respecting the fundamental right of freedom of expression and at the same time, we are obligated not to permit any attempt to tarnish the image of the Institution and to despise and damage the prestige of the same and to demean the respect it enjoys by one and all.” Following the Full Court resolution declining the unqualified apology tendered by Advocate Yatin Oza over his remarks on functioning of the High Court as well as its Registry, a Division Bench of the Gujarat High Court rejected his apology stating that the same “lacks sincerity”. “We are neither satisfied with the genuineness of apology tendered before this court nor convinced of its bona fide nature of such apology and therefore, choose not to accept the same, and to discharge the respondent at this stage of proceedings,” the Division Bench of Justices Sonia Gokani and NV Anjaria said. ‘Remorse Expressed Is A Tool To Escape The Consequences Of His Misconduct’: Gujarat HC Full Court Rejects Yatin Oza’s Unconditional Apology It emphasized, “While so holding we are neither losing sight of the magnanimity expected of the court initiating the proceedings of contempt being an initiator and also an adjudicator before whom contemnor tenders apology. Nor are we acting with unwarranted sensitivity. Nor are we guided by feelings of conceit or positional supremacy, unacceptable in any person trusted by the Constitution with such vital powers of contempt.” The order has come in the suo moto contempt proceedings initiated against Oza for targeting the HC Registry and questioning the very credibility of High Court Administration “on frivolous grounds and unverified facts”. The Court expressed its “dismay” at the manner in which Oza had conducted the Live Session, declaring the Court to have lost trust of all concerned, and that litigants shall not secure justice without means and connections. “We are dismayed at the manner in which the entire meeting was conducted which also gives a glimpse of impunity with which the possibility of notice of contempt and contempt action were also referred to before the media persons, it can be prima facie noticed that this entire sequence of events is bereft of any emotional outburst and contrarily, appears prima facie to be more guided by a definite and purposive object of attacking the Institute,” the Court observed. During a live conference on Facebook last month, attended by various journalists, Oza alleged that the HC registry was following corrupt practises, and that the cases of only the rich and powerful were being listed and heard. Taking strong exception to such “irresponsible, sensational and intemperate” remarks, the HC had taken contempt proceedings against him observing that Oza had, with frivolous grounds and unverified facts, targeted the HC Registry and had questioned the very credibility of High Court Administration. He had challenged the contempt proceedings before the Supreme Court, which refused to interfere in the matter. During the pendency of contempt proceedings, the Full Court of the Gujarat High Court decided to review and recall the decision taken on October 25, 1999 to designate Oza as Senior Advocate. The decision was taken under Rule 26 of the High Court of Gujarat (Designation of Senior Advocates) Rules 2018. Assailing this decision, Oza had moved the Top Court, seeking that the Full Court notification taking away his designation be set aside and Rule 26 of the HC Rules be declared as ultra vires. Before the Supreme Court, Oza offered to make an unconditional apology to the HC for his remarks against it. Taking note of this, the Supreme Court deferred the hearing of his petition challenging the HC decision for two weeks, expressing the hope that the High Court will consider Oza’s representation in the meantime. On August 10, 2020, Oza tendered an unconditional apology before the High Court pursuant to which, the High Court decided to provide him an opportunity of hearing. On consideration of totality of the facts and circumstances however, the Division Bench concluded, “Mere apology may be no answer to an act, utterance or publication of contempt which is grave in nature so as to scandalize the majesty, dignity and authority of the Court. The school of thought of “Give slap, say sorry and forget” was not endorsed to by the Supreme Court in L.D. Jaikwal (supra).” Oza had expressed that he held the Court in highest regard and that his grievance was against the functioning of the registry. Rejecting this submission the Court said, “the registry also cannot be permitted to be used as a pretext to attack on the administration of justice”. The Bench added, “it is the knowledge of even a commoner that dispensation of justice is not the function of registry but of the judges exclusively and when serious announcements are made of doors of justice being closed for all others except only rich and resourceful litigants, irreparable and irreversible damage is prima facie caused. It is to be reminded that the registry carries on the function as an effective part and administrative arm of the justice delivery system.” The Court went on to observe that the present case is not the solitary instance of impunity and that Oza had previously been rapped for contemptuous actions, but was let off after tendering of apology. Recalling the 2016 contempt case against him, which was closed by the Supreme Court after he tendered an unconditional apology, the High Court said, “The repeated acts and conduct of contempt would definitely be one of the guiding factors for the Court to hold that apology tendered is not bona fide and lacks sincerity and therefore, an unacceptable proposition. Every time scurrilous remarks against the Judges and the institution are made and when he realises that there is no escape route, the weapon of unconditional apology comes to his rescue.” Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

30 Dec

Wilderness Seeker Wanders Into One of the Few Remaining Dark Spots on the Map

first_imgThere is a storm brewing along the spine of the Snowbird Mountains. Dark purple skies are rolling about us here at 5,000 feet, where our small car sits dwarfed by vast mountains in the Hooper Bald parking lot. We are packing up the last of our items for a three day trip into the headwaters of Big Snowbird Creek and an isolated 9,000 acre chunk of wildness known as the Snowbird Wilderness Study Area.A large caliber bullet hole resides in the center of the trailhead sign, and all of the other signs have been torn off of their posts. Graham County, North Carolina, where the Snowbird Wilderness Study Area is located, is eighty percent federally owned and is flanked on its western sides by one of the largest concentrations of roadless land in the east, surrounded by Joyce Kilmer – Slickrock Wilderness, Citico Wilderness, and the half-million acre Great Smoky Mountains National Park.We walk to the top of Hooper Bald, searching as we go for the trail to the headwaters of Big Snowbird Creek. Eventually we see an overgrown path that could be our trail, though it is nothing more than a faint break in the forest floor marked with old blue plastic flagging. We pick our way down over fallen birches, losing the trail occasionally, unsure we are even on it. I begin to think that the flagging could be directions for a meth lab or pot field. I don’t worry about wild animals out here; I worry about wild people. However, the more we enter this wild place, the more I relax. People for the most part stay near roads, and given the overall health rating of most Americans, the farther I am from a road, the better I feel.Several piles of fresh coyote scat mark the trail. My neighbors shoot coyotes for sport and because they believe coyotes are out to kill their lap dogs and house cats, are destroying wild game populations, and will soon take over the planet and implement a socialist dictatorship. I, for one, am happy that they are here.Our dog Izzy looks about nervously as we put up the tent and clear a place out for cooking. The fugitive Eric Rudolph claims to have hid out in these woods for a while, and this would seem as likely a spot as any. No one seems to have been here in years.A deep loneliness permeates this place. Some of it has to do with the remoteness and lack of human presence, but something else calls as well. I have always felt an intrinsic melancholy in these mountains, something that is perhaps the result of hundreds of millions of years of birth, death, and decay. This was the last part of western North Carolina to be descended upon by white settlers and is the place where the Cherokee leader, Tsali, and his fellow renegades fled during the Trail of Tears. Their descendants now live in the Snowbird Cherokee Community that borders the Snowbird Wilderness Study Area.Screen shot 2015-07-09 at 11.30.40 AMPhoto by Nicholas A. TonelliAngela tells me that she had no idea that this was such a beautiful place, though I have told her about it for several years. We could move to Graham County, she says, and then we could be close by and have much better chances for success in protecting it. Most Americans are already familiar with Graham County unknowingly; it’s where the movie Nell was filmed; Harrison Ford rappelled down the nearby Cheoah Dam for the movie The Fugitive; and it was featured in the Discovery Channel’s series Moonshiners. It’s also the last dry county in western North Carolina; if we moved here, I tell her, we’d be driving 50 miles for a six-pack of beer.As we are preparing supper, I open up a box of Bandit Brand Merlot, which has “Ten Good Reasons to Buy Wine in a Box” broadcast on its side. Among my favorites: #3: Lower Shipping Weight = Less Fuel Emissions; #7: One truckload of Empty Bandit Boxes = 26 Truckloads of Glass Wine Bottles; #10: You Can Crush it on Your Forehead When Done. We finish the wine after a dinner of Indian rice, along with some wild ramps I picked on the way down, but we have no inclination to smash the box on our foreheads, even after a couple of shots of good local moonshine. Tired, full, and a little drunk, we turn in early, but neither of us can sleep.Izzy squirms about at the end of the tent, dreaming of coyotes, and I lie and talk to Angela about jobs, music, dreams and lost dreams, and the work required to permanently protect a place like this. I’m 52 and I’ve been working to protect wilderness for decades. I am tired of fighting, but still the wilderness calls me on. Wilderness. The word has been so divisive that I sometimes think we need a new word to replace it. Why not? The Cherokees had no word for it, so couldn’t I too learn to treat the whole planet as wildness lost? Forget the categories? Yet the word itself has power, and it still fires my imagination.Wilderness was first used in the eighth century to mean self-willed, uncontrolled terrain. By the 17th century, the word wilderness was a curse to everything civilized. Puritan ministers arriving in the new world railed against the howling wilderness that had to be conquered in the name of Christianity. Yet as the woods were felled and the natives conquered, wilderness became less reviled and more revered, especially by city dwellers. A deep divide about wilderness remains today. Rural Americans stereotype environmentalists as naïve city slickers who know nothing of working and living off the land, while environmentalists stereotype wilderness opponents as insensitive, selfish, and ignorant of the impacts they are making on places that environmentalists are trying to protect.Yet I don’t believe all wilderness advocates can be characterized this way. Even early wilderness advocates like Aldo Leopold saw the landscape in its entirety, and sought to understand the interdependency of all living things. Farming and logging could be done in a way to preserve the long term health of the land. And wilderness could serve as a baseline for understanding how nature worked when protected from the heavy and manipulative hand of modern humans. The word today has become so politicized and culturally polarized, attacked by hunters, fishermen, mountain bikers, trail clubs, off-road vehicle riders, and the very agencies that are supposed to support it, that to be an advocate for it is to place yourself on the margins and at odds with most user groups. It’s an idea that people seem to have fallen out of love with after almost fifty years of its codification into law with the 1964 Wilderness Act. Yet run a Google search on the word ‘wilderness’ and you will see that we use it as a marketing tool for just about any type of consumer product, everything from mustard to off-road vehicles, dog food, soap, and deodorant.Though protecting wild places has never been without some controversy, it wasn’t always as divisive as it is now. When Congress passed the Wilderness Act in 1964, it passed the House and Senate unanimously—an unimaginable legislative scenario here in the early 21st century. What has changed since 1964 that has made permanently protecting a fraction of our public lands from resource extraction, road building, and mechanized recreation and equipment such a controversial action? One shift has been that since 1964, our oil addiction as a nation has been expanded to weedeaters, chainsaws, and other mechanical means of lawn maintenance and woods work. Trail clubs, which supported the Wilderness Act’s passage in 1964, have become dependent upon these tools to care for trails, and the problem is compounded with aging membership and the lack of youth recruitment and interest. Opposition to wilderness from trail clubs has been the hardest pill for me to swallow.Screen shot 2015-07-09 at 11.35.15 AMPhoto by Mary Anne BakerAlso, other trail user groups have emerged since the Wilderness Act’s passage. Mountain bikes, non-existent in 1964, are now as common in the national forest as the dark eyed juncos flitting about our camp. Mountain biking is one of the most highly organized recreational uses in the nation, and many bikers have a hard time accepting that they aren’t allowed in wilderness. Often they do not support any new designations, and they would like to have the act revised to allow bikes.Another user group, riders of off-road vehicles (ORVs), didn’t exist in 1964, so the highly organized opposition they muster on wilderness designations today did not exist then either.A large percentage of hunters feel that wilderness limits the logging they believe will produce more game. Crafters of the Wilderness Act made sure to impose no limits on hunting, and large sportsmen organizations were strong supporters of the act’s passage. Yet state game agencies who manage much of the land that surrounds wilderness have convinced many hunters that wilderness limits their management options, thereby leading to a decrease in game.When Snowbird was declared a Wilderness Study Area by Congress in 1984, it set the stage for a future wilderness designation here, but the Forest Service basically walked away from it. Dwindling recreation budgets have led to the abandonment of many trail systems such as Snowbird’s, and without a local volunteer club to maintain them, they are soon overgrown in an area that can receive a hundred inches of rain a year. The area’s remoteness is also a factor.If I were to ask any of the Graham County locals what they thought of more wilderness, many of them would feel that there is an overabundance of federal land here, and that the best outcome for their economy would be to sell some of it – or to sell it all. One local sawmill owner told me that he had to go to other counties to buy timber. He turned out to be a very respectful and accommodating logger who was willing to talk and seek common ground between wilderness and logging. But I was still an outsider, and it was clear to him and to me that there was an enormous gulf between us in both our historical and current perspectives. Though I have lived in these mountains for most of my life, I will never know what it is like to have grown up in this remote and provincial place with such deep generational ties to the land, where many of the elders still remember the Forest Service buying much of the cutover county in the 1930s.I want to work with Graham County locals to figure out how to protect places like Snowbird, and still get timber off the local National Forest without destroying its last big wild places. But it will be a tough road. Most people here believe that a proposed four lane highway will bring them economic prosperity, though evidence points to the contrary. If Graham Countians don’t like outsiders’ attitudes, the last thing they need is a four lane to cut straight into the heart of their rural landscape, bringing with it low-wage jobs with outside ownership—not to mention the environmental damage done to this last great dark spot on the map.After two days of hiking, we have still seen no one. Big Snowbird Creek will soon be filled by spring rains. We’re walking out ahead of them and listening to a Blackburnian warbler as we go. It’s thin and high pitched, and I can barely hear it above the wind. Angela can’t hear it at all, so maybe I don’t really hear it either. Maybe all that matters is the wanting to hear it.I don’t know when I’ll get back to Big Snowbird again. This barely discernible path will be completely grown over in a few more weeks, and there is a high likelihood that no one will attempt to make this journey down into the Big Snowbird headwaters for the remainder of the spring and summer. Perhaps the coyotes will keep the trails open enough to see where to put my feet the next time I have an opportunity to venture into this largely pathless land. “There, that was a Blackburnian warbler that time,” I say, but Angela shakes her head and walks on up the path towards home.–Brent Martinlast_img read more

24 Sep

New Businesses Opening Around Area

first_imgRibbon cutting at for Kelly’s Convenience Store Oct. 2 (Facebook)VERSAILLES, Ind. – Several new businesses have recently opened in the area.The Ripley County Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed G.H. Coffee Company. The coffee shop is located at the courthouse square on Washington St. in Versailles.Last week, a ribbon cutting and grand opening was held for Kelly’s Convenience Store. The gas station located at 476 West U.S. 50 in Versailles.The chamber also introduced River Valley Financial Bank to Ripley County on October 2. The Southern Indiana-based financial institution expanded operations to 820 S. Buckeye St.Amy Thomas, executive director of the Ripley County Chamber of Commerce said, “Some great openings in our area and we had three in the Versailles and Osgood area over the past couple of weeks. These openings are a for sure sign of growth for our community and all of Ripley County.”River Valley Financial Bank. (Facebook)The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a ribbon cutting for Oesterling Chimney on Friday afternoon. The company is relocating it’s Batesville location to Hillenbrand Ave. behind Gooseberry Flower.A ribbon cutting has been scheduled for Head 2 Toe Hair & Nail Salon at 14204 N. Morris West Street in Batesville on October 23.last_img read more

27 Dec


first_imgThe u12 girls hosted a well attended blitz in the Scarvey on Saturday morning, Carn, Urris, Malin and Moville were very welcome visitors, the club has noticed the rise in interest in the underage set up and wewere in a position to field 4 teams with all having the ability to compete on a par with the girls from the Inishowen peninsula.  The event was sponsored by Supervalu, Buncrana who have been great supporters of these fun blitz’s, thanks to all the parents who provided refreshments as well, thanks to all the teams who traveled and for their co-operation and patience in what proved to be a congested Scarvey due to other matches taking place at the same time.On Tuesday night the girl’s under 14 team hosted Moville, who are probably the best team in Inis Eoghain indeed the County at this age group. The first half was very competitive and Buncrana competed well against this strong Moville side. Through some very effective tackling and good marking Moville only managed to score 1g 3p and if  Buncrana had taken their scoring opportunities of which there were plenty they would have ended this half on top.  In the second half the experienced Moville side dominated the play and showed why they are one of the top teams in the competition.  Despite their dominance the Buncrana girls never gave up and chased the game right till the final whistle.  It was a good team performance from the girls and the girls introduced as subs also made a valuable contribution to the game.  Hopefully our youthful team will learn a lot from this game and use it to their advantage over the remaining games.Our u14 hurler’s added the Donegal League title at O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny on Thursday night.  They were up against old rivals Aodh Ruadh.  The boys knew they would be up against strong physical Ballyshannon side, but our lads were more than a match for them, the boys were slow to start and went in at half-time 3 points to 2 down.  The dressing room was not a place for the faint hearted and all were asked for improvement and to a man they did.  The second half was a different story and we began to pull away the second half was capped with a fine goal from youngest player on the pitch Aaron Craig, nodoubt it will be the first of many.  The backs all stood up when it mattered, PJ McCarron, Aedan Stokes, Sam Doherty and James Doherty all impressed, the midfield duo of Paul Nelson and Darren Doherty werethe driving force in the second half revival, the lively Dylan Duffy chipped in with 1:2 and will be happy with his hours work other scorers incuded Sam Doherty 1:1,Aaron Craig 1:0,Tom Clare 0.2, Craig Doherty 0.1.  This result helps to build for the upcoming trip to Galway and next up is an away trip to Ballybofey to play McCumhaill’s on Thursday evening in the Championship semi final.*** All mangers are asked to check with Martin Mullan on 087 246 8108 about the availability of both pitches as there has been a number of fixture clashes lately. *** Congratulations to John Doherty and his new bride Tina Patton who were married last Friday.  John spoke passionately of his affection for and affiliation to Buncrana GAA Club.  He went on to thank the club for the guidance given to him over the years and the personal development it provided and John is someone the club is rightly proud of.PJ McCarron deverves great praise for the excellent organisation and success of the Buncrana GAA Club Annual Golf Classic hosted by the superb North West Golf Club in Lisfannon all day Saturday.  Former player and current NWGC Captain Mr. Eugene O’Connell spoke sincerely about his admiration for the Club and comment on how it was the single most important organisation in every town and village for the social development and physical well-being of our youth.  The club wishes to thank Captain Eugene and all staff and members who ensured the day was a great success.A number of legends of the GAA took part including Anthony Tohill of Derry and Monaghan’s Noody Hughes and indeed a big thanks to all members and competitors who played on the day.Buncrana GAA Club wishes to thank all sponsors, players, staff and officers of the NWGC, Cathy for keeping PJ right, Gary Duffy for keeping time, the spotters and Demi and girls that sold raffle tickets, Mickey and Charlie for the entertainment and Cindy for the photography.  The day would not have been what it was without the one and only PJ McCarron.  His workrate and enthusiasm to ensure success was rewarded with a dry day and well done to him and all who assisted. Best of luck to senior player Ryan Bradley as Donegal aim for a semi-final berth against Tyrone in Breffni Park this Sunday as they take on Cavan.A date for this year’s club barbecue has been set at Saturday the 13th August, more details will become available nearer the time.If you are clearing out your wardrobe or just looking to get rid of old clothes you can help raise much needed funds for the club by putting them into the clothes bank at the Scarvey at any time.Attached photo, Malachy McCann, Paul McGonigle, Anthony Tohill & Gary Duffy.The results of the club’s lotto draw which, took place on Tuesday 31st May in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows.   The winning numbers drawn for the €10,000 jackpot were 01-09-18-24.There were no winners.   The winning numbers for the €1,975 Lotto Plus draw were 01-10-19-32.  There were also no winners.   There were five €20 consolation prizes which went to the following participants:Lynda Grant, Ballinglera, Leitrim;Siabhra O’Flaherty, C/o Bar;Liam Poet, Bookies;Peter McKinney, Marion Park;Paddy McMyler, Grianan Park.For the purposes of hygiene and efficiency all players at ALL levels should bring their own water to all training sessions, from seniors down.Use of the Scarvey pitches for training or matches MUST be confirmed with Martin Mullan in advance (087 246 8108).  Use of clubhouse MUST be confirmed with David McConnell in advance (087 939 2767). If you do have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email [email protected] by 6pm on a Sunday for consideration. Advertisement To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaaGAA: BUNCRANA CLUB NOTES was last modified: June 6th, 2011 by gregShare 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:BUNCRANA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

21 Dec

Creative Meditation workshop coming to Wholegreen this Sunday

first_imgThis Sunday will see Wholegreen on Church Lane in Letterkenny host an event with a difference called ‘Creative Meditation’.Letterkenny woman and psychotherapist Maeve Peoples will be hosting this unique day of alternative meditation through art. Using creative expression, participants are guided through a simple process that allows them to tap into their own creativity and find an inner stillness.The workshop at Wholegreen Wellness promises to be an uplifting experience for all. Here, facilitator Maeve Peoples shares a guide to how people will benefit from the Creative Meditation day:Meditation has many benefits. This is something that most of us know to be true. Sometimes, however, we can find it hard to start and maintain a meditation practice. Sitting in silence with closed eyes, or perhaps crossed legged on the floor, may not work for everyone.Over the years, people have tried different forms of meditation. So when someone tells us that they find it too difficult to sit in silence, that they become restless, this is something that we can easily identify with.There are, thankfully, other options, which allow us to embrace meditation in another formats. Creating in any way – be that painting, drawing, sculpting, knitting, embroidery, dancing – can allow us another avenue to a meditative state.Creative MeditiationThese creative pursuits allow us to drop into what artists refer to as ‘a state of flow’. That’s the place when you start drawing and think only a few minutes has gone by. In reality you’ve actually skipped your entire lunch break. This state of flow gives us space to reconnect with ourselves and calm our ‘mind chatter’.Within each of us is the capacity to be creative. Despite what we may have been told in school or elsewhere, creativity resides in each of us. Often, fear prevents us for allowing ourselves to be creative. Taking time and space to draw or paint can be rewarding in so many ways.The emphasis here is not on the finished piece of art. Part of this experience is to allow us become aware of ourselves as we draw and create. Being fully engaged with the act of creating and gently allowing an awareness of ourselves as we work can allow us the freedom to create intuitively.This one day workshop lets us allow ourselves the time to reflect, be still and create. Would you like to take part?This Creative Meditation workshop takes place this Sunday, March 24th from 10am until 4pm at Wholegreen Wellness. The cost for the day is €45 and includes all materials as well as an excellent lunch. Contact Maeve directly on 0872166560 to book your place.Creative Meditation workshop coming to Wholegreen this Sunday was last modified: March 21st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

21 Dec

Lady Spartans can’t overcome early deficit in loss to Chico

first_imgRed Bluff >> The Red Bluff Lady Spartans softball team gave up a pair of runs each in the first and second innings and couldn’t generate enough offense to close the gap, falling 5-2 at home to the Chico Panthers.After giving up 2 in the first, Allyson Drury led off and reached second on an error, but was followed by a strikeout, pop fly and ground out to third to end the inning. Down 4-0 in the second with one away, Alexis Zamora walked and stole second and Elizabeth Baccala singled to give …last_img read more

20 Dec

Labanc lifts Sharks past Blues in OT

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN JOSE — Kevin Labanc scored with 1:39 left in overtime, propelling the Sharks into first place in the Pacific Division.Labanc scored the decisive goal in a 3-2 overtime win over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday by burying a seam pass from Logan Couture, allowing the Sharks to complete their four-game homestand at SAP Center with a perfect record.Martin Jones made 18 saves to secure the win that catapulted the …last_img read more

19 Dec

Your Eye Works a Precision Jigsaw Puzzle

first_imgYou have twin 125 megapixel video cameras in your eyeballs.  Each pixel, a rod or cone connected to a neuron, sees only a small bit of the total image.  How do these bits, like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, fit together?  Scientists at the Salk Institute have found that they are finely tuned to fit together for optimum clarity.  Writing in PLoS Biology, they said,All visual information reaching the brain is transmitted by retinal ganglion cells, each of which is sensitive to a small region of space known as its receptive field.  Each of the 20 or so distinct ganglion cell types is thought to transmit a complete visual image to the brain, because the receptive fields of each type form a regular lattice covering visual space.  However, within each regular lattice, individual receptive fields have jagged, asymmetric shapes, which could produce “blind spots” and excessive overlap, degrading the visual image.  To understand how the visual system overcomes this problem, we used a multielectrode array to record from hundreds of ganglion cells in isolated patches of peripheral primate retina.  Surprisingly, we found that irregularly shaped receptive fields fit together like puzzle pieces, with high spatial precision, producing a more homogeneous coverage of visual space than would be possible otherwise.  This finding reveals that the representation of visual space by neural ensembles in the retina is functionally coordinated and tuned, presumably by developmental interactions or ongoing visual activity, producing a more precise sensory signal.In the discussion, they added, “The present results demonstrate that the visual representation in the primate retina is finely coordinated to achieve a homogeneous sampling of visual space.”  They pondered how this coordination is achieved.  Is there a one-to-one correspondence between the dendritic field (DF) and the receptive field (RF)?  Or are there overlapping layers of circuitry between that control the precision of the RF?  Bipolar cells may do this, they said.  Alternatively, inhibitory amacrine cells may tune the edges of RF shapes to prevent excessive overlap.  They also wondered how this precision is achieved during development.  Perhaps light produces cues that guide the RFs into position.  Either way, the implications are surprising.  It means that neurons don’t operate in isolation.  They follow a precision code:The present results have surprising implications for how populations of neurons produce an efficient and complete representation.  Recorded in isolation, single neurons frequently exhibit irregular response properties, suggesting that large populations must rely on averaging or interpolation to produce accurate sensory performance or behavior (e.g., see [37�39]).  The present results, however, show that in a complete population, irregular features can be integral to a finely coordinated population code.  This suggests that the nervous system operates with a higher degree of precision than previously thought, and that irregularities in individual cells may actually reflect an unappreciated aspect of neural population codes (e.g., [40]).This article was summarized on Science Daily, which stated, “scientists say their findings suggest that the nervous system operates with higher precision than previously appreciated and that apparent irregularities in individual cells may actually be coordinated and finely tuned to make the most of the world around us.”1.  Gauthier, Field, Sher, Greschner, Shlens, Litke, and Chichilnisky, “Receptive Fields in Primate Retina Are Coordinated to Sample Visual Space More Uniformly,” Public Library of Science Biology, Vol. 7, No. 4, e63 doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000063.There was not one mention of evolution in this paper.  It was all coordination, information, and encoding.  As Theophilus Designsky said, Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of design. (Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

30 Sep

OJ Simpson Was with Colin Kaepernicks Protest And Then

O.J. Simpon sided with President Trump over Colin Kaepernick when it comes to protesting the national anthem. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)/Julie Jacobson-Pool/Getty Images/)O.J. Simpson doesn’t think Colin Kaepernick made the best decision when he decided to kneel during the national anthem two NFL seasons ago. While the formerly incarcerated football star initially gave the ex-San Francisco 49er credit for standing up for his beliefs, he admitted he felt Kaep made a “mistake.”“I think Colin made a mistake,” Simpson told Buffalo News Friday, March 16. “I really appreciate what he was trying to say. I thought he made a bad choice in attacking the flag.“I grew up at a time when deacons were in the KKK,” adds Simpson, who generally sides with President Donald Trump on his stance on NFL players protesting. “I don’t disrespect the Bible because of those guys. The flag shouldn’t be disrespected because of what cops do. The flag represents what we want America to be.”Trump has voiced similar support for the flag and last year he called for players who exercise their first amendment right on the field to be fired.Ahead of Trump’s statement, Kaepernick left the 49ers and became a free agent. He hasn’t been signed by an NFL team ever since.Still, other athletes have protested the anthem too and his movement has spread beyond football and into leagues like the NHL.“When he did it the first time I thought, ‘Well, you took a gamble, and I give you credit,’” Simpson said, reflecting on Kaepernick. “But it was him continuing to do it where he made the biggest mistake.“I’m a firm believer of doing what you think is right, but I would always stand for the flag.” read more