first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleHarley calls for changes to EU road contract rulesNext articleQuinn says Carrigart Beach impasse could take two weeks to resolve News Highland Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Partner of Marie Fleming says HSE demanded proof she was dyingcenter_img By News Highland – November 26, 2013 News The partner of Marie Fleming has revealed the HSE demanded documented proof that the terminally ill woman is dying, as part of a review of her medical card.The 59 year old MS sufferer made headlines earlier this year for her failed Supreme Court bid to protect Tom Curran from prosecution, should he help her take her own life.He’s told Irish Daily Mirror that the HSE has asked for proof of how ill the former university lecturer is.However its understood the health authority has told Marie she can keep her medical card, and that the request for documentation was only made as part of a routine procedure. Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

first_imgIt was what we should give every bright gifted scholar. I traveled to New Guinea to study ants, and after I returned I went from junior fellow to assistant professor. I spent a couple of years using the material I learned in New Guinea. Then I collaborated with Robert MacArthur on “The Theory of Island Biogeography.” We produced the book in 1967. Having satisfied some of my appetite, I turned my attention to a book on how we would organize everything we know about social insects. How can we talk about them, and how can we think about them?I decided what I would do was create a new discipline. I had a new grad student, Stuart Altman, whose specialty was rhesus monkeys. We went into the field to study monkey behavior. During that time, we had long talks about how we could join what he knew about rhesus monkeys, and I was loaded with information about insects. There must be common principles. So I did say, I think we ought to have new a new discipline, sociobiology. I then set to work. One of the things I was doing over the next 11 years was creating sociobiology.By 1969‒1970, I put together a book about all of the insects I was studying, “The Insect Societies,” published by Harvard University Press in 1971. In it, I outlined in the opening chapters what sociobiology could be and how it was linked with biology and, to some extent, the humanities. It really was quite a success.Then I turned to doing a book that included all vertebrates, including humans. “Sociobiology: The New Synthesis” was published in 1975. Then “On Human Nature” (1978): That was the book where I very carefully connected sociobiology with neurobiology and evolutionary biology, that was the connection between biology, the natural sciences, and the humanities.GAZETTE: One observation in your new book is jarring: Discovery is completely a human story, its telling is a human achievement, and scientific knowledge is a product of the human brain. Does science exist outside of human consciousness?,WILSON: Yes, if you are willing to delete the word “human.” Science exists. It exists where intelligent life has evolved.Is science constant, no matter the lens? In principle, if we define science, you would expect science develops everywhere. We just don’t make known the fact that this could be one way of stating a group of principles and descriptions, except as follows. The humanities live in a tiny sensory bubble: audiovisual. Most orders on Earth live primarily with pheromones — that is chemical. It is nearly universal. And it is beyond human perception.The humanities have remained stubborn in their thinking: audiovisual. And … we are pretty skilled in audiovisual. We stay within a tiny sliver of the electromagnetic spectrum. We can’t see infrared and ultraviolet, but they are there. Writers stop around the origin of literacy. The most creative trip for writers and artists would be to explore how could you translate that, how could you break out.GAZETTE:  At its core, “The Origins of Creativity” is a philosophical treatise. Are we in an age of enlightenment?WILSON: No, not yet. Crisis will force the next enlightenment. We not only will do more but should do a lot more to synthesize the humanities with science to study biodiversity. We will. We have to do it. The biodiversity crisis, it is the loss of the genetic library. We have the right conditions. If we had the right initiatives from creative artists, if those initiatives were directed toward a message, if they could engage but also inspire, we could. Like Raymond Carver’s blind man in “Cathedral,” the entomologist Edward O. Wilson inspires readers to regard the world through an entirely uncommon lens, never more so than in his latest book, “The Origins of Creativity.”What Wilson, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and University Research Professor Emeritus, has accomplished in the natural sciences fills volumes — he recently completed his 34th book.In “Origins,” however, Wilson shifts toward a more philosophical endeavor, urging the next generation of great minds to evolve and explore the symmetry between the natural sciences and the humanities. He urges a return to philosophy in an era when societies are “drowning in information, starved for wisdom.”He recently talked with the Gazette about his new book, its themes, and more.GAZETTE: What advice do you have for young scientists?WILSON: Don’t stick with what you did your thesis on. Use it as a springboard, as a new frontier to the sciences. Go find a collaborator who is symmetrical to you in ambition and learning. You can teach your new co-worker as the colleague teaches you. Together you can formulate something really new. Often I’ve had my co-author give me a new way of thinking I wouldn’t have had. I would suggest to young people to look for that blank space of the frontier. The successful scientist follows the opposite of the military dictum — that is, to march to the sounds of the drum. The ambitious scientist seeks solitude to go where he doesn’t hear the sounds of the drum.GAZETTE: At what point in your career did you recognize the contribution of creative thinking, inspired by the humanities, in your own work?WILSON: When I became a junior fellow (in Harvard’s Society of Fellows). Fellows were selected very carefully, from all subjects, humanities and sciences. There were only eight of us chosen with evidence of promising creativity. The junior fellows met twice a week, Wednesdays and on the weekend for a very elaborate dinner based on British formal customs. At the close of the first dinner, the oath was read to the junior fellows. The oath was essentially: You may go anywhere you wish, you may do anything you want, but during this time, we have only one requirement — you must do something extraordinary. “The successful scientist follows the opposite of the military dictum — that is, to march to the sounds of the drum. The ambitious scientist seeks solitude to go where he doesn’t hear the sounds of the drum.” — E.O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emerituslast_img read more

first_imgD'Angelo Russell's shot clark vs. Arizona is ugly.Before Ohio State’s NCAA Tournament Third Round game against Arizona, Buckeyes’ star guard D’Angelo Russell was asked about the defenders he’s faced this year. “Who’s the best defender you’ve faced this season?” the reporter asked. “Nobody,” Russell replied. The question was asked because of the team Russell was about to face, a team that has a couple of great defenders in Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and T.J. McConnell. Those defenders gave Russell trouble Saturday evening, as he shot a dreadful 3-for-19 from the field in the Buckeyes’ loss to the Wildcats. Russell refused to give a specific Arizona player credit following the win, though. Just asked Russell who the best defender he’s faced this year: “Nobody.”— Ari Wasserman (@AriWasserman) March 22, 2015That’s obviously a bit of sour grapes from the star freshman, but he deserves to be a little frustrated following what probably is going to be his final game as a college player. Ohio State fans are certainly going to miss him.last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP are warning users of the classifieds section on fsjnow.com after a scammer has been targetting local users.On June 5 and 6, 2019, the RCMP received multiple reports of the fraudulent scam.  Victims of the scam report that someone identifying themselves as “Jennifer Brooks,” contacted multiple people selling items on the website.The scammer would then send a cheque for a significant amount of money over what the seller was asking.  Once the seller received the cheque, the scammer would text them, asking that they return the overpaid amount back to “Brooks” through an electronic transfer. The cheques appear real and have the information from a legitimate painting company in Vancouver. However, the cheques themselves are fraudulent.The Fort St John RCMP want to warn the public that if someone pays you with a cheque that has a larger amount than the agreed upon amount, and asks for the difference to be electronically transferred back, this is likely a fraudulent scam.  Don’t cash the cheque or transfer the funds back to the sender.Click for additional information on online buying and selling scams.The Fort St John RCMP continue to investigate and are asking anyone who has information in this matter to contact police. If you have information about this incident, you are asked to contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.crimestoppersnebc.calast_img read more

first_imgAfter a remarkable performance in ‘Sacred Games’, Elnaaz Norouzi gears up for its second season. Read on to know what the actor has to say about her experience working with A-listers of Bollywood, and what all the audience can expect from the much-awaited second season. How did things change after the success of Sacred Games? I have never seen such craze for a series or film. So, after the show went viral on web, things changed entirely for the better. People have started recognising me because of ‘Sacred Games’, and addressing me as Zoya madam (my character’s name)… which is pretty cool. Also, the fact that audience applauds my performance and doesn’t remember me as ‘just a pretty face’ is a compliment in itself. This is what I always wanted. Also Read – An income drop can harm brain Was it intimidating to work alongside established actors like Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin and others. Is there too much pressure of proving your potential and grabbing the eyeballs for your performance while working with A-listers? Initially, when I went on the set and started working with Saif sir and Nawazuddin sir, I was very stressed. After all, it was my first project with mega stars. But luckily, not for a second I felt that I was shooting with such established actors. Both of them are amazing beings and never treated me like a newcomer. Obviously, there is a lot of pressure to deliver my best, however even when I forgot my lines, they were patient and considerate towards me. All I can say is we had a lot of fun on the set. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma Award How difficult is it for an outsider to create a niche in the entertainment industry? It is very difficult… I don’t think I can define it in words. It needs a lot of dedication, hard work and focus to survive in this industry. To overcome all the obstacles coming your way, and prove yourself amidst so many great talents and star kids, is a huge struggle. If you could play some other character from Sacred Games, which one would that be? I don’t think I would want to play any other character in ‘Sacred Games’ other than Zoya and Jameela. There are many layers to my character which will be unveiled in Season 2. So, yes I am happy with what I have got. What can one expect from the second season of Sacred Games? One can expect a lot of new characters in Season 2. How the story is going to unfold will be crazy and amazing at the same time and just on another level. There is going to be a lot of entertainment. I can assure you that Sacred Games season 2 will be very exciting. Tell us about your role in ‘Zee5’s web series? ‘Abhay’ is a new Zee5 original web series which is doing exceptionally well among the audience. We are coming out episode wise and will have eight episodes in total. I am playing the main lead opposite Kunal Khemmu. The name of my character is called Natasha, an ex-cop who has an interesting past with Abhay. Unfortunately, I can’t reveal much because we are still shooting for the same. You have to wait and watch. An ongoing web series you want to be a part of? Made in heaven. I really loved it. A project you regret turning down? Thank god there has never been a project that I turned down and regretted later. Whatever I have turned down has turned out to be the right decision. Web shows or movies, what’s your pick? I feel web is not just the future but also the present. It has a much higher reach. So if there is a web show where my character is amazing and the story is relevant, I would choose it over a movie. An actor you admire for his/her choice of roles? Alia Bhatt.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: A 19-year-old youth was allegedly shot dead in Barakhamba Road on Saturday. Police have arrested the deceased’s friends in the case.The investigation revealed that during the incident, one of the accused was making a video in which he was flaunting pistol. According to police, the deceased, identified as Salman, died after he was fatally wounded by a pistol inside a Creta car. Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Madhur Verma said that they have arrested Sohail, Aamir and Sharif in the case. Last night, Salman along with his friends Sohail and Amir went out for a drive to India Gate. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”Sohail was making Tik Tok video (a media app for creating and sharing short videos) in which he was flaunting pistol. But the pistol went off shooting the deceased,” said DCP New Delhi. A fact came out that after the incident, the two friends panicked and drove to a relatives’ place. “We are investigating the sequence of the event,” police said. DCP further said Aamir was found involved in the destruction of evidence in the case. Sharif was arrested for disposing the blood-stained clothes, the officer said. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsPolice further said that on Saturday night, the three friends went in the car. Later, the cops were alerted about the incident from the hospital where deceased was taken. Following which they reached the hospital. After questioning the accused, the police arrested them and also reportedly recovered the country-made pistol. It is also being suspected that one of the accused Sohail had driven bleeding Salman from Ranjit Singh flyover, where the shooting took place, to LNJP hospital. The investigation is also going on whether one of the accused changed clothes. Salman’s body has been kept at the hospital and post-mortem will be done on Monday. Police are also investigating whether the bullet was fired accidentally or with an intent to kill. The investigating agency is probing how they procured the pistol. The city police have registered a case under appropriate sections of IPC. According to police, Salman lived with his parents in New Jaffrabad area. His father has a businessman of leather jackets. Salman was the youngest member of his family and has an elder brother and a sister. According to the deceased’s family member, recently Salman’s elder sister got married and the family was living happily. “Salman was helping his father with the business. This incident has broken us from inside,” said a family member.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: “I want my life,” Bilkis Bano said on Wednesday at a Press conference here when asked whether she wants to take up the offer of a government job and house that the Supreme Court has asked the Gujarat government to provide for her.In a first for India, the highest court in the country ordered the Gujarat government on Tuesday to pay Bano Rs 50 lakh as compensation, a government job and housing in an area of her choice. At the press conference, Bano also said she intends to use a part of the money awarded to her as compensation to set up a foundation in her daughter Saleha’s name, who was murdered in front of her along with 13 other family members by a mob during the 2002 Gujarat riots. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’A three-and-a-half-year-old Saleha was murdered by smashing her head on a rock, as the five-month-pregnant Bano, who was being gang-raped, watched helplessly. Bano gave birth to her daughter months after the incident, and she said her 16-year-old daughter now wants to become a lawyer. Supreme Court lawyer Shobha Gupta, who took up Bano’s case in 2003 and was instrumental in getting the compensation for her, said this judgment will definitely set a precedent for victims of such crimes who sue for compensations. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KGupta said the 17-year struggle has been extremely painful for her and all people involved specifically because of repeated discussions and research on the nature of the crime, which was required for this victory. Addressing media persons, an emotional Bano said, “I am glad that the Supreme Court has recognised and acknowledged the struggles I have seen, felt and fought through for 17 years.” “And when you see your entire family being killed in front of you, the courage to fight for justice comes naturally. You end up not having anything to lose,” Bano said, replying to journalists who were in awe of how she could have kept at it for so long. She said that it is a monumental victory for the court to have acknowledged the Gujarat government’s massive failure in her protecting her constitutional rights.last_img read more

The Ohio State women’s tennis team travels to Ann Arbor, Mich. on Friday to take on DePaul University after receiving its third-straight NCAA tournament bid.Posting a 19-9 record on the year, the No. 34 Buckeyes were rewarded for their season by receiving one of the tournament’s 33 at-large bids on Tuesday.Coach Chuck Merzbacher was pleased with his team’s season and said the selection didn’t come as a surprise.“We had one of the toughest schedules that we have ever had,” Merzbacher said. “We had 19 wins and I think we were rewarded for playing that tough schedule.”Coming off a strong performance in the Big East tournament, which ended with a loss in the finals, the No. 30 DePaul Blue Demons will be making their first-ever appearance in the NCAA tournament.Despite DePaul’s lack of tournament experience, unanimous All-Big Ten selection Kirsten Flower believes the two teams are equally matched.“I think we match up very well. Obviously they are a great team, but so are we,” Flower said. “We had a good showing at the Big Ten tournament and I think this is just a great opportunity for us.”The Buckeyes and Blue Demons will hit the courts at the University of Michigan on Friday afternoon for the chance to advance to a second-round match with either Michigan or Illinois-Chicago on Saturday.Although OSU is happy with its berth in the tournament, Merzbacher maintains that the goal of his program is to advance.Flower reiterated her coach’s sentiment and said she believes that this team has what it takes to do just that.“We have really good depth all up and down the line,” Flower said. “We can play, so if everyone shows up, we have a great chance of doing well and our goal is set for Georgia.”If the Buckeyes are able to advance past this weekend, the team would travel to Georgia for the Sweet 16. However, both Merzbacher and Flower insist they must take it one match at a time.“We have to focus on the first match because it is really the only one that matters,” Flower said. “It’s a one-and-done tournament — you lose and you’re out, so you have to focus on the first match.”Nearly two weeks removed from its last match, Flower still has great confidence in her team.“We’re tired of practicing,” she said. “We all want to play and I think we’re ready.” read more

first_imgJames Rodriguez is confident that Colombia can reach either the semi-finals or the final of the upcoming World Cup in Russia this summerThe Bayern Munich loan star was one of the standout performers in the previous World Cup in Brazil as Colombia surged past Uruguay to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament for the first time in their history, before losing 2-1 to hosts Brazil in that round.Rodriguez, who also won Adidas Golden Boot award for his goal against Brazil, is confident that Colombia can build on the previous tournament and go even further in this summer’s World Cup.“I want to have a good World Cup and help my team-mates get to the semi-finals or the Final,” said the 26-year-old, according to FIFA.“Why not?”.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.Colombia has been drawn in Group H, where they will face Japan, Poland and Senegal.But Rodrguez would not mind facing world champions Germany after the group stages of the tournament.“It would be great,” said Rodriguez.“But that’s a long way away – we need to take things step by step.”The midfielder is Colombia’s third all-time leading goalscorer on 21 goals behind Radamel Falcao (29) and Arnoldo Iguaran (25).last_img read more

first_imgReal Madrid forward Marco Asensio, revealed the main reasons for his recent dip in form for his club and gave Solari the thumbs up as the new manager.The new season for young forward Marco Asensio didn’t start as he expected, a player who hasn’t been able to cover the full expectations that were formed around him during his first couple of seasons with Real Madrid.Today with Santiago Solari as the new manager, he is still one of the players who is not considered within the group of footballers who play on a regular basis and has become one of the biggest disappointments for this season.When the new season was about to start, manager Julen Lopetegui decided that he didn’t want to bring any new transfers precisely because he didn’t want to slow the youngster’s progression as a player.Asensio hasn’t been able to respond to this level of trust from Lopetegui, to the point where Solari is not even considering him as an essential part of the squad like he was when Zidane was still around.During the first few months, the player had already stated that he knew more ambition was required from him and he vowed to fight for a secured spot in the squad’s starting eleven.Y @marcoasensio10… ¡Generosidad sin límite! #UnaNuevaIlusión pic.twitter.com/eYpTXJh1K6— Selección Española de Fútbol (@SeFutbol) November 12, 2018Asensio was recently quoted by Diario AS during a television interview to a show called ‘Vamos’, where he gave some details about his lack of participation with the squad this season.“When things are going well, people pin you as the best player in the squad. When things are not going well, they pin you as the worst. In the end, there are some critics who are not fair, but we already know how journalism works in this country,” started Asensio.“I’m obviously generalizing, but I do find some criticisms to be hurtful towards me. Since I don’t really deem it important and I worry about my own performance, it doesn’t really affect me.”“Since Solari arrived things have improved, the results have been on our side. This is football. Solari is our manager now, we would die for any manager who is with us. We all need to be strong as we’ve always been, this will take us back to the winning path.”David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“I certainly don’t see this episode as a moment of crisis. But I will also tell you that I’m not the one who has to pull the team up inside the club, there are other players who have played in this squad for longer and are more experienced.”“These players have a greater status than mine and they are the ones who need to carry the team. I did play for a few matches with the last manager, but now I don’t play as much as I’d like to but the final assessments will be made by the end of the season,” he concluded.+3. Seguimos trabajando y creciendo juntos. / + 3. We keep on working and growing together. 💪🏽 #RMLiga pic.twitter.com/Yw8F6at2KQ— Marco Asensio (@marcoasensio10) November 3, 2018Asensio is not the only one who has lost the complete confidence from the new manager, both he and Isco Alarcon are the two players who haven’t played a single minute under the Argentine and still have to prove they are worth for him.In Isco’s case, he played pretty much all the matches he could under Julen Lopetegui when he was fit, but he hasn’t played a single minute under Santiago Solari and this is starting to get worrisome for him.As far as Asensio is concerned, this player is going through the same over hyping that many young stars go through and this time is exactly the one in which he needs to be more careful.The press is the one to blame for this situation, because they are the ones who started making early comparisons that went to the kid’s head and reality has slapped him right in the face.Good training 👍🏽⚽ pic.twitter.com/XQlGrcMXDJ— Marco Asensio (@marcoasensio10) November 9, 2018What do you think Marco Asensio should do, stay and fight for a spot in Real Madrid or leave? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more