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Pinterest Google+ By News Highland – April 29, 2020 The SDLP wants health authorities in the North to consider advising the public to cover their faces when they’re out and about.The party says the Scottish government’s “decisive intervention” on the use of masks will help prevent transmission where people slip up with social distancing.In the Republic, chief medical officer Tony Holohan said the same measure’s under consideration – but supplies of masks for healthcare workers need to be protected.SDLP leader Colum Eastwood says encouraging voluntary use of cloth masks could help……….Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/eastmask.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. NI Executive should consider recommending cloth masks – SDLP Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleRestaurants and cafes could open by mid-summerNext articleChild Psychologist waiting lists still high in Donegal News Highland Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th
Rapid growth in China’s natural gas consumption has outpaced growth in its domestic natural gas production in recent years. China’s natural gas imports, both by pipeline and as liquefied natural gas (LNG), accounted for nearly half (45 percent) of China’s natural gas supply in 2018, an increase from 15 percent in 2010.To increase domestic production of natural gas, the Chinese government has introduced incentives for several forms of natural gas production, a report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration says.Natural gas production has recently grown in China largely because of increased development in low-permeability formations in the form of tight gas, shale gas, and to a lesser extent, coalbed methane.In September 2018, the Chinese State Council set a target of 19.4 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) for domestic natural gas production in 2020. In 2018, China’s domestic natural gas production averaged 15.0 Bcf/d.In June 2019, the Chinese government introduced a subsidy program that established new incentives for the production of natural gas from tight formations and extended existing subsidies for production from shale and coalbed methane resources. This subsidy is scheduled to be in effect through 2023.In addition to the changes in the subsidy program, the government allowed foreign companies to operate independently in the country’s oil and natural gas upstream sector, EIA notes.Production of tight gas, shale gas, and coalbed methane collectively accounted for 41 percent of China’s total domestic natural gas production in 2018. China has been developing tight gas from low-permeability formations since the 1970s, especially in the Ordos and Sichuan Basins. Tight gas production was negligible until 2010, when companies initiated an active drilling program that helped lower the drilling cost per vertical well and improve well productivity.Shale gas development in China has focused on the Sichuan Basin: China National Petroleum Corporation’s (CNPC) unit PetroChina operates two fields in the southern part of the basin and the China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) operates one field in the eastern part of the basin. PetroChina and Sinopec have respectively committed to produce 1.16 Bcf/d and 0.97 Bcf/d of shale gas by 2020, which, if realized, would collectively double the country’s 2018 shale gas production level.China’s coalbed methane development is concentrated in the Ordos and Qinshui Basins of Shanxi Province. These basins face significant challenges, including relatively low well productivity and relatively high production costs.China also generates synthetic natural gas from coal, a source that accounted for 2 percent of China’s natural gas production in 2018. China’s synthetic gas projects involve gasifying coal into methane in coal-rich provinces, such as Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang, and Shanxi. In 2016, the Chinese government hoped to reach 1.64 Bcf/d of coal-to-gas production capacity by 2020. China’s coal-to-gas production was less than 0.3 Bcf/d in 2018 as stricter environmental mandates have slowed down plant construction and increased the cost of further developing coal-to-gas.
Break Point 31 December 2019Family First Comment: Critics will respond, “That’s correlation, not causation.” The only way to prove causation would be to ask half a sample group to experiment with something that may harm them. That’s not ethically possible. By the way, all the studies that made us believe that cigarette smoking causes lung cancer were correlated studies too, but that was enough to convince us all.The pitfalls and perils of marijuana legalization are well-documented, but whenever we discuss that research here on BreakPoint, we are accused of not having the right research. Of course, what that typically means is we’ve used studies that contradict the very vocal advocates of weed.Well, let’s see what happens when we cite The British journal The Lancet which, along with the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association, is considered the “gold standard” for peer-reviewed medical research. It doesn’t get more “real” than being published in The Lancet.A just-published study in the Lancet involving, among others, researchers at King’s College London, compared 900 people who had been treated for psychosis with 1,200 people who had not. Sample participants were drawn from across Europe and Brazil.Both groups were surveyed on a host of factors, including their use of marijuana and other drugs. The study’s authors concluded that “people who smoked marijuana on a daily basis were three times more likely to be diagnosed with psychosis compared with people who never used the drug. For those who used high-potency marijuana daily, the risk jumped to nearly five times.”By “high-potency” the researchers meant marijuana with a THC content of more than ten percent. Today, it’s not uncommon to read of marijuana that’s legally-sold in places like Colorado with THC content above 20 percent and, occasionally even 30 percent! Legalization advocates minimize the exponential growth in potency by saying that twenty or more years ago, Americans didn’t have access to the more potent strains, a.k.a, “the good stuff.”That misses the point by several astronomical units. The point is that those people who daily use “the good stuff” are five times more like to find themselves in a hospital suffering from delusions and hallucinations, to name only two symptoms of psychosis.Now, critics will respond, “That’s correlation, not causation.” And that’s the criticism leveled at journalist Alex Berenson, author of “Tell Your Children: The Truth about Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence,” a book I recommend highly. But as I heard Berenson say just last week in Denver, “of course it’s correlation and not causation.” The only way to prove causation would be to ask half a sample group to experiment with something that may harm them. That’s not ethically possible. By the way, all the studies that made us believe that cigarette smoking causes lung cancer were correlated studies too, but that was enough to convince us all.Even so, writer Ron Powers doesn’t need a peer-reviewed study to convince him of the link between marijuana use and psychosis. In his 2017 book, “Nobody Cares About Crazy People,” he tells the moving story of his two sons, Dean and Kevin, who were diagnosed with schizophrenia in their late teens.As Powers tells readers, while there is a strong genetic component to schizophrenia, there is no “schizophrenia gene.” Instead, a constellation of genetic and environmental factors make people susceptible to schizophrenia. One of these, as Powers painfully learned, is heavy marijuana use, especially in your teenage years.Of course, some people will tell you that they and most people aren’t mentally ill, so there’s little if any risk. But, for a host of reasons, no one can know that with certainty. In fact, all pronouncements about how safe marijuana legalization is, overstates the case.That’s exactly what happened here in Colorado. The possible pitfalls were denied or downplayed. And since legalization, Colorado has seen a spike in marijuana-related emergency room visits by people between the ages of 13 and 20.Given the well-documented mental health risks, especially to not-fully-formed adolescent brains, the rush to legalization is the height of irresponsibility. An irresponsibility that can shatter lives. And don’t just take our word for it.https://www.breakpoint.org/marijuana-and-psychosis/
Golez was caught on the strength of anarrest warrant around 5 a.m. on March 5, a police report showed. The suspect was detained in the lockupcell of the Talisay City police station. Police identified him as 25-year-oldresident Roberto Golez. BACOLOD City – Charged with frustratedmurder, a man was arrested in Barangay Guimbala-on, Silay City, NegrosOccidental. The court recommended a P200,000 bailbond for his temporary liberty./PN
Comments Just days after they had both committed separately to play safety for Syracuse on Jan. 23, 2009, Phillip Thomas and Rishard Anderson met at 3261 SW 160th Ave. in Miramar, Fla. At a Benihana. It was there at the sushi bar the two future SU defensive backs got to know each other.They exchanged phone numbers. They discovered they had some of the same friends, thanks to the 18 miles that separated their hometowns. And for the first time, Thomas and Anderson –– who both stand at 6 feet and are only separated by 6 pounds –– were able to size up in person their prime competition for playing time in the Orange secondary.‘It was like I already knew him, basically,’ Anderson said after practice Monday. ‘Same lifestyle, same friends.’Flash forward 14 months, and the two mirror-image defensive backs are competing against one another for a starting position at cornerback. The two rising sophomores have been splitting reps through the first half of spring practice at the No. 2 cornerback position in perhaps the most tightly contested position battle of the spring for the Orange.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe first week of practice, Thomas saw the majority of the snaps with the first-team defense opposite No. 1 corner Da’Mon Merkerson. Throughout the second week, Anderson had his turn with the first team. And Monday, the first day of the third week of practice, it was more of the same. Thomas lined up at corner 31 times during the last half of practice. Anderson lined up at the same No. 2 corner spot 41 times. Thomas also shared time on the field with Anderson at a safety position when SU switched to its ‘Okie’ dime defense.As of Monday, both were still jockeying for that starting spot.‘Really, I’m not disappointed with any of the players who are playing in the defensive backfield,’ SU head coach Doug Marrone said. ‘All we are trying to do is create that versatility because we go in with two types of packages.’Thomas and Anderson head into their sophomore years a little more than a year after that sushi dinner with game experience as freshmen last fall. Thomas saw much more time on the field, as the Miami native started three out of 11 games played in 2009, registering 29 tackles in the process. Anderson played in seven games and recorded six tackles.Through the first two weeks of spring practice, the battle between Anderson and Thomas at the cornerback position has epitomized best what Marrone has preached every day at practice. It’s the same thing he harped on last week after Thomas got into a fight with tight end Nick Provo: ‘Be competitive, but not combative.’Between each other, Thomas and Anderson have come up with their own mantra. Each recited it multiple times after practice Monday. It’s advice they trade throughout their fight for the No. 2 cornerback position: ‘May the best man win.’At practice on Monday, both Thomas and Anderson played like the same man, like two 6-foot, 180-pound mirror-images from southeast Florida. Over the course of the last hour and a half of practice, the receivers both Thomas and Anderson matched up against were thrown to just a handful of times.Only once was either Anderson or Thomas burned deep from that cornerback position. Anderson gave up a 40-yard reception to transfer wide receiver Aaron Weaver. But Anderson made up for it several plays later, as he recovered to bat a pass out of rising junior wide receiver Marcus Sales’ hands.‘At first, it was like we had to be brothers because we both came in together,’ Thomas said. ‘We didn’t know what was going to happen.’If you ask Syracuse’s No. 1 receiver, Alec Lemon, he’ll tell you the same thing Thomas and Anderson recite. To Lemon, Thomas and Anderson resemble each other. Sometimes, even too much for the rising sophomore Lemon to realize the difference at the line of scrimmage.For the receiver, it has become the equivalent of a guessing game.‘With them switching in and out it’s kind of hard,’ Lemon said. ‘Going to the left side, I see Da’Mon Merkerson, and then going to the right side, I see (Thomas). And the next series I’m coming in and seeing (Anderson). So with them coming in, I give them each a different technique.’But once Lemon breaks his teammates down, the differences between Anderson and Thomas finally begin to surface. The mirror reflecting the two defensive backs from Florida becomes a little foggier.Lemon notes that Thomas, his roommate, forces receivers to the outside more, always shading them to the sideline, whereas Anderson plays Lemon straight up. Lemon also cites Thomas’ strength –– especially his hand strength –– as an attribute. Anderson’s greatest attribute, Lemon feels, is his quick feet. It is that pair of quick feet for Anderson that allows the cornerback to face Lemon at a straight 180-degree angle. It’s a distinct difference in angles between the two that keeps Lemon on his toes as he shifts his technique when lined up against Thomas versus Anderson.It is that element of surprise between Thomas and Anderson that the two cornerbacks hope will enable them both to see a large majority of time on the field this fall.‘At the end of the day, we are both going to go out and play,’ Anderson said. ‘Just because one of us is starting doesn’t mean the other one isn’t going to play. So let the best man win.’But there it is again, that mantra between Thomas and Anderson of the ‘best man winning.’And by the start of the 2010 season, there has to be a ‘best man’ who will have won the spot. With the return of injured rising senior safety Max Suter, injured rising junior cornerback Kevyn Scott and rising sophomore defensive back Dorian Graham, the fate of both Thomas and Anderson is cut and dry.Only one can start at cornerback.But until that decision is made, both Thomas and Anderson will recite the same thing to each other.Said Anderson: ‘Like Phillip said, may the best man win.’[email protected] Published on April 5, 2010 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+
Sinn Féin in Donegal will decide next week if it will run three candidates in the new five-seat Donegal constituency at the next election.Cora Harvey could bring Sinn Fein a third seat in Donegal.Former Mayor of Donegal Cora Harvey is being tipped to stand as the third candidate alongside sitting TDs Pearse Doherty and Padraig MacLochalinn.Political insiders say the Ballybofey woman has a real chance of taking a third seat for the party if she stands. Pearse Doherty, the party’s finance spokesman, said party workers had been researching the possibility of running a third candidate.Mr Mac Lochlainn is based in Inishowen and Mr Doherty is based in Gaoth Dobhair in the west of the county.However, the party struggles for support in Letterkenny and it believes that a candidate from Finn Valley has the potential to win votes across east and mid-Donegal.“Our research on the ground tells us that we have scope to take a third seat,” said Mr Doherty.“I would be the first to admit that it is a strategy not without risk, particularly for myself and Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, but we would be fairly confident that with proper vote management success can be achieved.“We have formed a committee to look at suitable candidates and will meet in a week or two to discuss it.”Ms Harvey announced that she was quitting politics in October 2013 and didn’t run for the county council last year. She cited family and work commitments as her reasons for standing down, but continues to work for the party.However, party sources say that only a politician with her popularity is likely to succeed in the three-candidate strategy.“Cora would be the ideal candidate because she worked so hard as a councillor in the Finn Valley and she is extremely popular with voters,” said one colleague.SINN FEIN CONSIDER A THIRD CANDIDATE WITH HARVEY THE FIRM FAVOURITE was last modified: September 1st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
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Grammy Award-winning cellist and virtuoso Yo-Yo Ma has been announced as a Goodwill Ambassador for Friends Without A Border (Friends) as part of the nonprofit’s 20th Anniversary celebrations.Video: Yo-Yo Ma, Goodwill Ambassador for Friends Without A BorderFounded in 1996, Friends Without A Border opened its first hospital, Angkor Hospital for Children, in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Since its inception in 1999, the hospital has provided free and compassionate health care to more than 1.5 million children, trained thousands of local healthcare professionals, and provided medical outreach and education to communities across Cambodia. The same successful model of “Treatment + Education + Prevention” is now being implemented at their second hospital, Lao Friends Hospital for Children, in Luang Prabang, Laos.Friends’ founder Kenro Izu, a renowned photographer, founded the organization after witnessing the tragic death of a young girl in a Cambodian health care facility during a trip to photograph the Angkor monuments. “The little girl was the same age as my daughter at the time. I just remember being so shocked something like that could happen. There she was, in a hospital with doctors and nurses nearby, and yet she did not receive treatment because the girl’s father couldn’t afford to pay two dollars for her care.”Kenro Izu and Yo-Yo Ma first collaborated in 2002, when Izu’s fine art photographs of sacred sites were exhibited as part of the Silk Road Festival organized at The Smithsonian Institute. “Friends Without A Border is a remarkable organization, created by the vision of an extraordinary human being,” says Yo-Yo Ma. “Kenro Izu’s generous vision of sharing his art, of using his art so that people can actually have better lives is such a worthy cause to support, for all of us to pay attention to.”While the children under-5 mortality rate in Cambodia has greatly decreased since 1996, pediatric health care is still an urgent concern in Lao PDR. Treatable illnesses such as diarrhea, pneumonia, and malnutrition are common, with 1 out of 14 children not reaching the age of 5. Since its opening in February 2015, Lao Friends Hospital for Children has treated more than 11,000 children. Its medical team is composed of 11 local doctors and 24 nurses that receive continuous training and work alongside international staff and volunteers. A residency program for local medical students has also been implemented, as part of the organization’s strategic approach to use its hospitals as a base to positively impact the healthcare capacity of the entire country.Friends Without A Border will celebrate its 20th Anniversary with a special Fundraising Gala taking place on April 7, 2016 at The Lighthouse, Chelsea Piers in New York City. Hundreds of supporters will join to celebrate the organization’s achievements thus far, and to support the ongoing efforts to build a healthier future for children in Southeast Asia.For more information about Friends’ New York Gala, please visit www.fwab.org/gala.
Former Real Madrid manager Jorge Valdano urged the club to find a way to resolve the “lost” Isco’s struggles in privateThe Spanish playmaker has found himself out of favour under manager Santiago Solari this season, despite being a prominent member of the Real squad that’s won the Champions League for the past three seasons.Isco’s problems with Solari appear to not be reaching an end anytime soon after the Argentine left him as an unused substitute in Real’s 2-1 La Liga win at Real Betis on Sunday.The 26-year-old hasn’t started a single league game since Solari first took charge of Los Blancos from Julen Lopetegui in October.Now Valdano believes that action must be taken in regards to Isco in a private manner.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“A year ago, the great hopes of Real Madrid were Isco and [Marco] Asensio,” Valdano told Onda Cero.“One has been lost along the way and the other is under observation.“Everyone knows that something is wrong with Isco, but nobody knows what is happening. It should be solved in private. Cristo Gonzalez played ahead of Isco [against Betis] – this is a serious problem.“I suppose it is something that is talked about within the club. Isco must do some soul-searching.”Real Madrid will next take on Leganes on Wednesday in the second leg of their last-16 Copa del Rey tie with a 3-0 aggregate lead.