first_img Shoulder to shoulder: The French side enjoyed an improved performance against Australia Those are the stats of a side whose execution let them down, as well as their decision-making in the ‘red zone’. The most glaring example was four minutes from the end when Scott Spedding ignored a two man overlap as he galloped into the Australian 22.Guy Noves and his coaching staff should be able to iron out those flaws in the coming months but the other two significant weaknesses in this French squad will be harder to redress.Danger man: Virimi Vakatawa has pace to burn on the flanksAs this column predicted, Australia won the breakdown battle with the French unable to prevent the pilfering of David Pocock. Had Michael Hooper not been rested it could have been even worse for the French, and the problem for Noves is to unearth a flanker who plays in a similar style. The last such player produced by France was Thierry Dusautoir, in the early years of his Test career, but in recent years Top 14 clubs have preferred big ball-carrying French flankers to the smaller open-side snafflers.Lack of a top-class goal-kickerThen there’s the lack of a top-class goalkicker, a subject that frankly this column is weary of repeating. Seven points were squandered in front of goal against Australia and an attempted drop goal by Camille Lopez in the last minute also missed the target. This French team can run the ball out of their 22 as many times as they like, but until they find a kicker of the consistent quality of a Barrett, Farrell or Sexton, they’ll never be a serious World Cup contenders.Taking in the applause: France’s players acknowledge the crowd after their narrow lossSaturday’s Test with the All Blacks – the first encounter since New Zealand thrashed France 62-13 in the quarter-final of the 2015 World Cup – will give the clearest indication yet of the progress made under the Noves’ regime. The scrum will be under more pressure than last Saturday, so too the line-out (France won all 10 of their balls against Australia) and the All Blacks will have noted that the French defence missed nearly 20% of its tackles against a largely inexperienced Wallaby side. France are once more playing with flair, and the nation is happy. Following Saturday’s thrilling clash with Australia, Midi Olympique talked of “promise for the future” and L’Equipe praised their “appealing ambition”.But France still lost, and to a second-string Australia shorn of its stalwarts, a defeat that saw Les Bleus slip from seventh to eighth in the world rankings. Defeat to New Zealand on Saturday would appear inevitable and that could leave France in a precarious position ahead of May’s draw to decide the 2019 World Cup pools.French flair: Centre Remi Lamerat shows a sleight of handBefore the draw is made France visit Twickenham, Dublin and Rome in the Six Nations, while hosting Scotland and Wales in Paris. Victory against either England or Ireland seems remote given their impressive form this autumn, and Italy will also be a serious challenge. Saturday’s historic defeat of South Africa will do wonders for the Azzurri’s morale and they’ve won two of their last three matches at home to France.Les Bleus need a rankings boostSo while France may have shed the sterile style of rugby that characterised the four wretched years of Philippe Saint-Andre‘s reign, they need to start getting results to make sure they’re in the top eight when the World Cup pool draw takes place. If they’re not, then they’ll be in the third tier of seeds and that could mean ending up in a pool containing, for example, Australia [tier one seed] and Wales [tier two seed]. As Stuart Lancaster can testify, that’s a scenario best avoided.Work to do: Despite an improved performance, Guy Noves has to improve France’s rankingAgainst Australia France flattered to deceive. The rugby they played was easy on the eye but how was it they lost when their pack won all 10 scrums, including three on Australia’s feed? How was it they lost when they made 431 metres to Australia’s 350 and boasted five line breaks to the Wallabies’ four?Execution is a let-down The omens aren’t in France’s favour on Saturday. In five of their last six blocks of November internationals, Les Bleus have lost the final match, their intensity dropping away as the month wore on. If France fail to pick up the pace against New Zealand the tourists are likely to wrap up 2016 with an emphatic win.center_img Despite a narrow loss to the Wallabies, the ambition and joie de vivre shown by France have given the public hope that a brighter future awaits… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more


first_imgOakland demonstration in solidarity with Ferguson.WW photo: Terri KayPhiladelphia. Left to right: Shandre Delaney, Ramona Africa, Derrick Stanley, Betsey Piette, Gabriel Bryant, Layne Mullet, Suzanne Ross, Patrice Armstead.WW photo: Joseph PietteThe demands of the people of Ferguson, Mo., and their continued fight against racism and police impunity are taking root across the country. This was reflected in this year’s nationally coordinated actions on Oct. 22 “to stop mass incarceration, police terror, repression and the criminalization of a generation.”About 400 people gathered at Oscar Grant Plaza in downtown Oakland, Calif., on Oct. 22 to join in the national day of resistance. After rallying, the crowd marched to the Federal Building for another short rally, then to the Glenn Dyer Detention Facility. When the march tried to move on to the police headquarters, it was met by a line of Oakland police, armed to the teeth. The crowd chanted, “Move pigs! Get out the way!” After a long standoff, the march reversed direction, headed back by Oscar Grant Plaza and blocked the intersection at 14th Street and Broadway for more than half an hour. Many families of Black and Brown youth killed by police were represented, including the parents of Alan Blueford and James Rivera Jr. and the sisters of Mario Romero. The rally was organized by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, Bay Area.In the largest anti-racist demonstration the city of Rockford, Ill., has seen in the past year, roughly 75 people marched in solidarity with the people of Ferguson and against the racist targeting of youth of color. The march, which was heavily covered by local press, was organized by the Rockford Anti-Racist Network and the Unitarian Universalist Church. With a diverse multigenerational and multinational crowd, the march stood out as a level of solidarity with oppressed communities not usually seen locally.Workers World Party and Fight Imperialism, Stand Together supported the event and brought a revolutionary perspective on the struggle, denouncing the entire police force as a repressive arm of the capitalist state and defending oppressed peoples’ right to resistance, whether in Ferguson or Palestine.In a bold action, dozens of youth blocked multiple lanes of the Downtown Connector interstate expressway during rush hour in Atlanta on Oct. 22. The dramatic blockade was well-organized, with supporters stopping their cars near the Freedom Parkway ramp to allow protesters to get onto the expressway with their signs. Scores of others had marched from Troy Davis Park to the I-75/85 overpass and attached large banners reading “#Black Lives Matter” to the fencing.Before long, numerous police cars with flashing lights lined up in front of the blockaders. After at least 20 minutes of resisting police orders to move, the youth walked off the interstate with hands and fists raised. No arrests were made.An earlier rally in the park (formerly Woodruff Park, named for a Coca Cola executive) had featured the parents of Kendrick Johnson, a Valdosta, Ga., high school student whose body was found in a rolled-up wrestling mat in what authorities called an “accidental death.” Johnson’s parents and friends have not stopped demanding justice and a real investigation into his suspicious death.Other speakers included the youth activists who organized a march of some 5,000 people following Michael Brown’s murder in Ferguson and who have gone there to support the people’s resistance to police terror.Representatives of the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home, the Askia Sabur Coalition, the Free Mumia Coalition, the Church of the Advocate, the Human Rights Coalition and others came together on Oct. 22 to host a press conference in Philadelphia about the grave consequences of Pennsylvania’s recently passed “Revictimization Relief Act.”The act, signed by Gov. Tom Corbett in response to political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal’s recent commencement speech at Goddard College, grants district attorneys unprecedented powers to restrict the free speech of all prisoners under the guise of protecting victims of violent crime from “mental anguish.” Under the law, prisoners who speak out — and their supporters — could be sued, fined and even jailed for doing so.Patrice Armstead of Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower & Rebuild, who recently traveled to Ferguson in support of the uprising against racist police, discussed the links between prisoner repression in Philadelphia and struggle in Ferguson. She called on all people of conscience everywhere to resist this tide of state repression.Betsey Piette of Workers World Party pointed out that this is only the most recent attempt in a decades-long campaign to silence Abu-Jamal, “the voice of the voiceless.” Layne Mullett of Decarcerate PA called on the state government to invest in public education instead of mass incarceration and repression of the poor and people of color.Ramona Africa, the only living adult survivor of the 1985 police bombing of the MOVE organization’s headquarters in Philadelphia, characterized the bill as an attack on all people. She called on all people to realize their collective power and rise up in protest. Derrick Stanley, one of the Dallas 6, spoke about his firsthand experience of inhuman conditions in U.S. prisons.Some 60 people attended the press conference, which was followed by a protest at City Hall in Philadelphia and a town hall meeting at Temple University. Reporters from NBC10 news and the Philadelphia Tribune were present, along with various independent news sources.Tommy C., Terri Kay, Dianne Mathiowetz and Matty Starrdust contributed to this report.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this This updated article first appeared in the Jan. 29, 1971, issue of Workers World newspaper.  The writer was a founding member and chairperson of Workers World Party. Are strikes by the police to be regarded approximately the same way as strikes by ordinary workers? A reading of the treatment accorded to the New York police strike by the Daily World (the paper of the Communist Party which professes to be Marxist-Leninist) clearly conveys this impression. A column by George Morris, the Daily World’s labor analyst, waxes eloquent about the cops’ strike and says “it is in the spirit of rebellion we see everywhere today as in unions against the long entrenched bureaucracy.” He further says that the cops are “beginning to see themselves as in much the same position as other city employees and workers.” Finally, he admonishes his readers that “fire should not be blunderbussed against all on the police force.”You see, the way to look at it is that there are good cops and bad cops, just like there are good capitalists and bad ones. We must assume then, that there are good storm troopers and bad ones if we use the logic of George Morris. In this way, Morris substitutes bourgeois morality for Marxist analysis of class antagonisms and contradictions between class groupings.The cops’ strike is not an isolated phenomenon. There is one in progress right now in Milwaukee. Earlier there were strikes or stoppages in Detroit and Youngstown, Ohio. Strike preparations are underway in perhaps a dozen other cities throughout the country. It is therefore necessary and in the vital interests of the working class to restate the fundamental position of revolutionary Marxism on this crucial question. Should strikes of cops be treated on an equal level with workers’ strikes?Emphatically, no! A striking worker and a striking police officer may on the surface appear to have the same immediate aims — to get higher pay and better conditions for themselves. But this is to take an extremely narrow and superficial view of their apparently similar situations. The truth, however, is that there is objectively speaking not a shred of class identity between workers and the police. The fundamental interests of the workers are diametrically opposed to those of the police and are absolutely irreconcilable with them.Producers or parasites?A worker is, above all, a producer. The police officer is a parasite who lives off what the worker produces. No truer words could be said! All the material wealth which is now in the possession of the capitalist class was produced by the workers. When a worker goes out on strike she [or he] is merely trying to retrieve a portion of the wealth which her [or his] labor power produced. The worker gets back in the form of wages only a portion of what he [or she] produces. The rest is what the capitalist class retains in the form of profit (really the unpaid labor of the workers).The gross national income of the U.S. last year reached the astronomical sum of one trillion dollars. It was all produced by workers: Black, Brown, white, men and women and even children. The struggles of all the workers, insofar as their immediate demands are concerned, are merely to retrieve a larger portion of this wealth which they produced for the bosses and which the bosses keep for themselves.Contribute nothing to social wealthWhat have the cops contributed to the production of this unprecedented amount of wealth? Nothing at all. In fact, their principal function is to guard the wealth for the capitalists, protect their monopolist profits from the demands of the workers. Even as the New York cops were out on strike, their emergency crews were busily clubbing the heads of striking telephone workers. That’s the very essence of a cop: to crack the heads of strikers and practice the most inhuman brutality against the Black, Puerto Rican and Chicano/a communities.A cop is a mercenary hired by the capitalist class through their agent (the city government) to keep the mass of the workers and the oppressed in complete subjection. They utilize all the forces and violence at their disposal whenever the masses rise up in rebellion against the unendurable conditions imposed by the master class.The police are the most parasitic social grouping in society. When they work — if that’s what it can possibly be called — their labor is directed against the workers and oppressed. Graft, corruption, intimate collaboration with all sorts of underworld figures and enterprises such as gambling, narcotics and a thousand other shady businesses — that’s what cops are really engaged in.They are utterly inseparable from crime and corruption itself. One could not exist without the other. Both are nourished and supported by the nature of the capitalist system itself. To put the police on a par with the workers is to erase the difference between the persecutors and their victims.Such incidental operations of the police as traffic control and other related useful functions for society are deliberately tacked on by the government to police control when they in reality should be separate and independent activities of workers apart from the parasitic regular police functions.What about German ‘Social Democrat’ cops?The police in every capitalist country are trained in the spirit of civil war against the workers and the popular masses in general. This is so even in the rare cases, like pre-war Austria and Germany, where substantial sections of the police considered themselves “socialists” or “social democrats” because a large section of the populations of these countries were either socialists or communists.However, at the critical moment when Hitler made ready to seize power by a fascist coup, the police unanimously and cheerfully lined up with him and opened up a civil war against the workers of Austria. In Germany proper, they joined the storm troopers. They played a prime role in Hitler’s attempt to ferret out every militant worker and every progressive person and haul them off to the concentration camps. These same police systematically carried out the torture of hundreds of thousands of socialists and communists, not to speak of the unbelievable atrocities against the Jews.In this country, who does not know that the Klan and the John Birch Society are the most intimate collaborators with the police and in some cities actually control the police?Who does not know that almost all the strike-breaking agencies in the country work hand in glove with the police? Both are in the service of the industrialists as soon as the workers make an independent move of their own.Army of occupation in oppressed communitiesIn the Black and Brown communities, the police play the role of a foreign occupation army and practice a form of cruelty and brutality which differs only in degree from the U.S. occupation army in Vietnam and Cambodia. As a token of the high esteem and affection in which these communities hold the police, they have coined the word “pig” as synonym for cop and this word has passed into the universal language of the oppressed.It is utterly false to compare the rebellion of the cops with that of the workers and oppressed people, as does Daily World columnist George Morris. Only one who has renounced Marxism would do that.The police strikes, if they can be called that, are in the nature of pro-slavery rebellions whose ultimate effect is to strengthen the capitalist state against the masses everywhere. A victory for the cops means extra privileges for these parasites. This will embolden them and encourage them in the use of violence in future struggles against the workers. Every cent paid to the police comes out of the hides of the workers. Every cent they get is at the expense of welfare, housing, schools, and other facilities and services that are needed by the people. And the police are now the biggest item in New York City’s budget!Unlike workers, when police go out on strike they are not trying to retrieve money withheld from them for useful work done on behalf of society. Their services are solely and exclusively in the interests of one class of society only: the ruling class. Clarity on this point is absolutely indispensable. If the police find themselves in a controversy with the ruling class over the amount of money they should get as mercenaries, the workers should treat this as an internal struggle in the camp of the enemy and not confuse it with a struggle of their own class.But that’s exactly what George Morris does! His article is an affront to every worker who has ever felt the brunt of a police club.The Boston police strike of 1919Of course, there are exceptional cases where police strikers, in a struggle with the capitalist state, have no alternative but to turn for support to the workers. These cases are rare indeed, such as the Boston police strike of 1919, which Calvin Coolidge, then governor of Massachusetts, broke. In such cases it is the duty of the workers’ leaders to adroitly intervene in the struggle.In doing so, they must make clear that their intervention is not motivated by any class solidarity with the police (who on the morrow of their victory will again proceed to club the heads of striking workers) but out of motives of working-class expedience — that is, to help the police undermine the capitalist state structure. The longer a police strike lasts, the more it undermines capitalist law and order. In that task, a revolutionary worker should help, while helping even more to build workers’ self-defense groups.The various parasitic elements which constitute the capitalist state are always in conflict with each other on how to divide among themselves the juiciest portions of the city, state and federal treasuries. Like thieves, they are invariably at each other’s throats, each seeking a greater share of the loot. These parasitic elements comprise the police, detectives, prison officials, executioners, various state and local anti-subversive squads, and the judicial bureaucracies. These are not to be compared to firefighters, sanitation workers or other workers who have been co-opted by the government into the capitalist state apparatus so as to keep their wages in check. These workers perform useful tasks and will continue to do so even in the highest form of socialist society. Morris deliberately confuses the issue when he compares police to workers.Will there be cops when classes are gone?One way for a Marxist to judge whether a specific social group in the present capitalist state setup is parasitic or really performs socially necessary and useful work is to ask whether such groupings would be needed in a socialist system after the abolition of all class rule. Clearly police will not be needed. With the abolition and disappearance of all vestiges of class privilege, the need for a coercive special force, even a workers’ militia, becomes superfluous.However, men and women who work to make a more sanitary social environment and make it free from all sorts of hazards, such as fire, will of course be needed. If even in a socialist society the need for a coercive force such as police continually diminishes as the socialist system develops to a higher and higher form, then all the less do we need police in a capitalist society. Here its fundamental function is to suppress the working class and in particular use the most brutal violence against the Black, Chicano/a and Puerto Rican people.It is to be noted that the current wave of police insurgency comes after a considerable period when they have been engaged in actual civil war against the Black and Brown communities. The ruling class has felt itself more and more indebted to the police precisely because of this. Having been highly flattered for their brutal role in the recent period, the police are now demanding extra privileges and remuneration for their storm trooper role in those communities and on the college campuses as well as in the recent strike struggles throughout the whole country.The police have also become more vociferous in denouncing the so-called lenient judges and demanding that the government “take the handcuffs off the police.” This cry is nothing but a fascist demand for the right to unrestricted use of force and violence against the civil population. It is in this context that we must view the police strikes as well as the general historical role that they play in the class struggle.Paris Commune dispelled cops — and crimeThat the working class needs no capitalist police to secure and defend them was never more clearly demonstrated than in the first great proletarian revolution more than a hundred years ago — during the Paris Commune. Scarcely had the Paris Commune been established (the first truly working class government had just begun to survey the tasks ahead of it) when the world had its first vision since the dawn of class society of what would happen to the entire capitalist police establishment on the day of the proletarian revolution.“No more corpses at the morgue, no nocturnal burglaries, scarcely any robberies,” says Karl Marx about the Paris Commune in his celebrated book, “The Civil War in France.”“In fact, for the first time since the days of February 1848,” he remarks, “the streets of Paris were safe and without police of any kind.”Is there a capitalist government anywhere in the world that can make such a boast even for one day? Is there any large city anywhere in the capitalist world which is free even for a single day of any crime and could do without any police of any kind as was the case with the Paris Commune? Merely to ask the question is to answer it. To put an end to crime it is first of all necessary to put an end to the thoroughly criminal rule of the bourgeoisie. It is their very existence which breeds not only crime and corruption but virulent racism, imperialist war and genocide.To infuse the working class with a revolutionary attitude toward the police is at the same time ideological preparation for the overthrow of the capitalist class.last_img read more


first_imgEight members of IfNotNow said ‘Dayenu! Enough!” to attacks on Palestine, chaining themselves to the Israeli Consulate in Boston.A series of demonstrations took place in Boston this week in response to the Israeli Defense Forces’ massacre of Palestinian protesters along the Gaza border. On April 2, the Answer Coalition of Boston called an emergency demonstration in Copley Square. Anti-imperialists and allies of the Palestinian people gathered to denounce Israel’s crimes and express solidarity with the Palestinians killed and wounded by IDF snipers during the Great March of Return.After the speakout, militant protesters marched to the Israeli Consulate, chanting, “Gaza, Gaza, don’t you cry! Palestine will never die!” and “Resistance is justified when people are occupied!” Once they arrived at the consulate, the protesters demanded an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the return of all land.On April 3, eight protesters from the Boston chapter of IfNotNow, an organization of U.S. Jewish activists, chained themselves to the Israeli Consulate during a demonstration. They demanded that the consulate take a public stance against the violence carried out by the IDF. They and other protesters called for an end to the Israeli occupation of Gaza and the West Bank.According to IfNotNow Boston, there was no response from the consulate, and Boston police arrived on the scene within minutes. The eight protesters who had chained themselves to the consulate were arrested by the police without hearing a word from the consulate staff.Midday on April 5, another group of protesters gathered in front of the consulate with demands to end the genocide of Palestinians. Later in the day, the Answer Coalition held a mock trial to “Indict Israel, not Ahed Tamimi.”As the Palestinian people continue to resist Israeli occupation with the Great March of Return, another rally has been called by the Boston Palestine Solidarity Network for April 21 on the Boston Common. This date marks the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, the Catastrophe, when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were forced to flee their homes during the 1948 war.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


first_imgNewsx Adverts PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApp Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleGAA – McLoone ruled out of Ulster final after Club Championship brawlNext articleStudy finds binge drinking will lead to rise in alcohol related illness News Highland Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Google+ By News Highland – July 4, 2011 Pinterest Derryman on indecent exposure charges bailed A 68-year-old Derry man charged with exposing himself to two young children has been released in bail on condition he stays away from any area where young children might frequent.Frank Callaghan of 28, Glenbank Road, Derry was charged with committing a lewd, obscene and disgusting act by exposing himself to a woman and her two children aged 2 and 4.The court was told the woman was walking in Brooke Park with her children and saw the man sitting on a bench. She told police he started committing an obscene act while staring at her daughter.When police arrived Callaghan was found to have his trousers open.District Judge Barney McElholm said that they were very serious allegations but as Callaghan had a clear record he would release him on his own bail of £500.He warned him not to go near places like public parks, play parks or swimming pools. Callaghan will appear again on August 1st. Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+ HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more


first_imgNews Updates”Reopening Of Physical Classes And Hostels Would Pose Extremely High Medical Risks” : Consortium Of National Law Universities Advices NLU’s To Reopen ‘Safely Rather Than Quickly’  Srishti Ojha26 Feb 2021 4:40 AMShare This – xThe Consortium of National Law Universities has advised the Universities to take individual decisions in terms of opening up their Universities in a phased manner. The Universities have however been advised to wait for some days before they decide to reopen.The Governing Body has observed that there is no compelling academic reason to bring back batches and it is in the best interest of…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?LoginThe Consortium of National Law Universities has advised the Universities to take individual decisions in terms of opening up their Universities in a phased manner. The Universities have however been advised to wait for some days before they decide to reopen.The Governing Body has observed that there is no compelling academic reason to bring back batches and it is in the best interest of all Universities to reopen safely rather than quickly.The decision was taken in the meeting of the Governing Body of the Consortium of National Law Universities comprising of 22 Vice-Chancellors on 22nd February, 2021 conducted to take stock of the recent developments with the Corona Virus Pandemic and review the possibility of reopening the Universities and Hostels in March 2021.According to the Governing Body, a full reopening of physical classes and hostels would pose extremely high medical risks to students, faculty and the University Community, considering that vaccination for Covid 19 is yet unavailable to students and faculty. Therefore the Universities are likely to make limited arrangements to cope with adverse circumstances that a few students face.The Consortium of National Law Universities through its press release has stated that while the Governing Body acknowledges the decline in the Covid 19 cases it has also noted the increase in the number of cases in few States including Maharashtra and Kerala in the last one week , along with several cluster outbreaks in large residential complexes and University hostels across the country.The Governing Body, noting that it is not feasible to make a single decision applicable to all NLUs, has asked all individual Universities to take stock of their existing infrastructure arrangements, maintenance and medical services and local conditions before announcing any decision to open up their Universities in a phased manner.It has added that there is no compelling academic reason to bring back batches graduating in 2021, since the NLUs have no requirements for laboratory and in person simulation extinct.The Governing Body has observed that is in the best interest of all Universities to reopen safely rather than quickly in a manner that minimises the loss of life or possible long term medical damage to faculty, students and the University community. This has been said considering that all Universities have made arrangements to continue online delivery of the academic programme, and there will be no disruption of the academic calendar in 2021.The General Body also resolved to again review the situation in the first week of the March and the Universities that have not yet announced reopening have been advised to wait for few more days.Next Storylast_img read more


first_img Twitter Twitter By admin – September 23, 2020 Facebook Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford AudioBusinessMattersNewsPlayback WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Business Matters Presenter Ciaran O’DonnellFor this week’s edition of Business Matters, Ciaran O’Donnell speaks to Luke and Amelia Skinnader who set up a company to produce a funky and unique range of bandannas for head piece lovers and cancer warriors after Amelia was diagnosed with cancer.Ciaran is also joined by Garrett Harte, former editor-in-chief of Newstalk radio station and now managing director of Harte Media, to discuss the significant change in people’s consumption of audio content and the challenges facing the radio industry as it enters a new era.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/BUS-MATTERS-270920.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Google+center_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Previous articleFears for home help in Donegal as uncertain winter loomsNext articleYoung Donegal people playing ‘Russian Roulette’ with Covid-19 admin WhatsApp Business Matters Ep 12 – Luke Skinnader, Amelia Skinnader & Garrett Harte News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterestlast_img read more


first_imgIn this paper we first summarise major findings of recent atmospheric studies of nitrogen and sulphur species present in the boundary layer of coastal Antarctic regions. We then discuss the implications of such atmospheric data for the interpretation of nitrate, ammonium, methanesulphonate and sulphate records in deep ice cores extracted from central Antarctica in terms of past atmospheric chemistry changes.last_img


first_imgNematodes are one of the key organisms in the terrestrial ecosystems of Antarctica. Their exceptional cryptobiotic adaptations against freezing and desiccation stress have attracted significant research attention. However, even today, relatively little is known about the biology of nematodes across this continent, especially in terms of their biodiversity and distribution. To address such fundamental research areas, correct classification of Antarctic nematodes is a necessary underpinning. Until recently, morphological examination has been the only established method available, and this remains challenging even for experts. Advances in molecular biological techniques now provide a complementary approach to nematode classification, but as yet have largely not been applied to the Antarctic fauna. In this study we initiate development of cataloguing of Antarctic nematodes using both morphological and molecular information from individual worms. We collected nematode samples from islands in maritime Antarctica (Signy, Adelaide and Léonie Islands; a latitudinal range between the South Orkney Islands and Marguerite Bay), and classified them by DNA sequence obtained from morphologically-determined samples. We obtained small subunit ribosomal RNA gene (SSU rDNA) sequence data from seven major maritime Antarctic nematode species, which will permit future identification of these species without the requirement for detailed morphological taxonomic analyses. We also trialled the application of molecular analyses to morphologically unidentified samples from King George Island, thereby obtaining support for our approach through the identification of samples with identical sequences. This approach provides baseline information for future studies of Antarctic nematodes.last_img read more


first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY – The Utah baseball team hosts Arizona in a three-game series beginning on Friday, April 27, at 6:00 p.m. MT at Smith’s Ballpark.The series continues on Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29, both at 1:00 p.m. MT.All three games will be aired on the radio at ESPN 700 and live streamed at www.UtahUtes.com.Utah has historically played strong against Arizona, sweeping the series the past two seasons and winning the last three.Utah (10-28, 4-11 Pac-12) ranks sixth in the Pac-12 in hits (350) and doubles (65) and are fifth in triples (11). The Utes are tied for fourth in the league in stolen bases (30). Utah leads the Pac-12 with 33 double plays, is second in assists (392) and ranks sixth in fielding percentage (.975). The pitchers lead the league with 13 pickoffs and are tied for fifth in fewest home runs allowed (20).DaShawn Keirsey, Jr., ranks in the top 10 in the league in several categories including leading the league in doubles (16) and ranking fourth in hits per game (1.45) and fourth in batting average (.366). He is seventh in the NCAA in doubles per game (0.48). Oliver Dunn ranks third in the league in assists (107) and is tied for first with 25 double plays. Dunn and Wade Gulden are tied for sixth in the league with three triples. Trenton Stoltz is tied for second in the Pac-12 with 23 appearances and is tied for eighth in the league with four saves. Brett Brocoff is one of two pitchers in the Pac-12 this year who has not given up a home run.Arizona (23-15, 6-9 Pac-12) was recently swept by No. 2 Stanford.Projected StartersFriday: Utah’s Tanner Thomas (Sr./RHP) vs. Arizona’s Cody Deason (Jr./RHP)Saturday: Utah TBD vs. Arizona’s Michael Flynn (Jr./RHP)Sunday: Utah TBD vs. Arizona’s TBD April 26, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Hosts Arizona Written by Tags: Baseball/Pac 12/Utah Utes Robert Lovelllast_img read more