NewsBreaking newsVideoWatch: Trump lands at Shannon AirportBy Bernie English – June 5, 2019 641 US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has touched down at Shannon Airport with his wife, First Lady Melania.The President did not, as expected, arrive on board Airforce One but landed a few minutes behind the official jet on another plane.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He was greeted on the runway by, among others, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. The two leaders are now due to have a meeting at the airport before the President and his entourage leave by helicopter for Trump’s hotel and golf resort at Doonbeg.Protests which had been arranged for his arrival were held a short distance from the airport and a €10 million security operation has been put in place for the visit. Advertisement TAGSClareDonald TrumpfeaturedlimerickLimerick City and CountyShannon airportUnited States of americaUS PresidentVisit Twitter Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WhatsApp Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleThanks Brother from Live At The DocklandsNext articleLimerick City and County Council hosts Traveller Pride event celebrating cross-community cooperation Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news.
Newton Fallowell, part of the Belvoir Group, has acquired Lovelle Estate Agency Ltd and Lovelle Bacons LLP. The privately owned, predominantly franchised estate agency business collectively referred to as ‘Lovelles,’ operates in Lincolnshire and the Humber region, adding a further 19 offices to the Newton Fallowell network.Belvoir CEO Dorian Gonsalves said, “We are delighted to confirm the acquisition of Lovelles by Newton Fallowell. It is a third-generation family property business dating back to 1932, and adopted a franchising business model in 2006. In the year to July 2019 Lovelles was the largest agency in its region, delivering 1,425 sales transactions and managing 1,600 properties. Lovelles won the ‘Yorkshire and Humber Agency of the Year’ at the 2019 Negotiator Awards.“The network of 19 branches extends north to Hull, east to Skegness and south to Lincoln. 12 branches are franchised, a further three set to be franchised to the branch manager by April.Lovelles joins the Newton Fallowell Group, with three brands – Newton Fallowell, Goodchilds and Lovelles. 36 staff employed will be transferring to Newton Fallowell.Lovelle Estate Agency Ltd Lovelle Bacons LLP Newton Fallowell network Lovelles Belvoir Group Newton Fallowell Goodchilds Dorian Gonsalves February 28, 2020Jenny van BredaWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Newton Fallowell acquires Lovelles previous nextAgencies & PeopleNewton Fallowell acquires LovellesThe Negotiator28th February 20200365 Views
In 1994, a Grateful Dead fan by the name of “John” went missing from his family. In 2016, they were reunited.According to a new story published in the New Haven Independent, a heartwarming family reunion took place this week, connecting the missing fan with his family after 22 years. It all started when “John” walked into the New Haven Police Department last Saturday, attempting to turn himself in for an outstanding warrant. While the query for that warrant was in the system, a Putnam County sheriff who knew John’s family happened to notice it.The next few days were spent by the NHPD looking for John, who they had released to the city’s shelter programs. By this time, those officers had been made aware of the missing persons case. John’s family believed that he had gotten involved with an illegal marijuana operation in North Carolina, and stayed hidden for all these years out of fear.John’s mother gave the NHPD a 22-year-old photograph, and, once they found John, they showed it to him. He immediately recognized the younger version of himself, and soon after his family was summoned for the family reunion.Thus, 22 years after he went missing, this Grateful Dead fan finally found his way back home. What a story!
It’s a question that seems to offer tantalizing hope to those suffering from vision impairment. Why is it that when the optic nerve is damaged — either through trauma or disease — few of its neurons survive and fewer still regenerate? Most wither and die.A new study conducted by Harvard scientists could point to the answer.The study, led by Joshua Sanes, the Jeff C. Tarr Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and director of the Center for Brain Science, and Zhigang He, professor of neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital, is the first to allow researchers to look at neurons that survive and those that don’t side by side, in an effort to understand what surviving neurons are doing that others aren’t. The study is described in a March 18 paper in the journal Neuron.“The ability to directly compare successes and failures in the very same animal … that’s going to be a big help in understanding the differences between these cells,” Sanes said. “These cells are remarkably similar to each other, and yet one type survives and the other types either die or survive but don’t regenerate.”The study grew out of a combination of the two central questions pursued by Sanes’ lab and He’s lab.“We are interested in how the retina gets wired up during development,” Sanes explained. “There are about 100 different cell types in the retina, and during development they all sort out to form these very complicated circuits.”Zhigang He. Courtesy of Zhigang He Using a variety of techniques, including green fluorescent protein, Sanes and colleagues have been able to identify and trace the paths of neural circuits in the retina that connect light-sensing photoreceptors to image-processing retinal ganglion cells.With axons that stretch through the optic nerve to the rest of the brain, retinal ganglion cells play a critical role in visual processing. Scientists believe there are some 30 types of retinal ganglion cells, each of which performs a specific function — for example, some fire when objects are moving upwards, while others recognize movement in any direction — to preprocess visual information before it reaches the brain.Meanwhile, He and colleagues had long been using the optic nerve as a model for devising interventions that could coax more neurons to regenerate following an injury.“If you cut a nerve in the periphery, such as a nerve to a muscle, the axons regenerate quite well and restore function,” Sanes said. “But if you cut axons in the brain or spinal cord, they do not. The same is true if you cut the optic nerve. There’s very little regeneration. A number of people have tried to study what’s going wrong, and whether we can cause those cells to regenerate, with some limited success.”The two teams began collaborating, Sanes said, with the goal of understanding whether, when the optic nerve is cut, neurons die off uniformly, or whether certain types of cells are more likely to survive.“The reason this would be important to know is because if it were the latter, then we would have a great way to compare those that survive with those that don’t,” he said. “And, in fact, what we found is that different types of cells die at very, very different levels. There were a few types in which we saw none surviving, and others in which 80 percent of the cells survived.”The Sanes and He labs found that among the most likely survivors are what are known as “alpha” cells. Though they initially make up just 5 percent of neurons in the optic nerve, they make up 20 percent of the neurons that survive after the optic nerve is cut. The researchers went on to show that alpha cells are the ones that react most strongly to efforts to promote regeneration of axons through the optic nerve. Regeneration will be necessary to reconnect the eye to the brain following injury.Sanes and He then found clues that may point to the hardiness of alpha cells and their ability to regenerate. “One thing we found was [that] they contain a protein called osteopontin that acts like a growth factor,” Sane said. “It’s not enough to make them regenerate, or else they’d regenerate without extra help, but we found that if we added osteopontin back into the retina in larger amounts, it would promote regeneration of these cells.”The researchers also administered a second growth factor, called IGF-1, to help spur regeneration of the neurons, Sanes said. Tests later revealed that alpha cells contain receptors for the growth factor, which sets off a signaling cascade in the neurons.Though there are still outstanding questions about why alpha cells survive where others don’t and whether other cell types can be encouraged to regenerate, Sanes expressed cautious optimism that making side-by-side comparisons could one day lead to advances in restoring damage to the optic nerve.“There is a lot to be learned about how to get other cell types to be competent to regenerate,” he said. “The good news is we know how to purify these types of cells, and other types of retinal ganglion cells, and compare them. This is a glimmer of hope, but there have been other glimmers in the past that didn’t succeed, so I think we need to be cautious.”
The United States could redirect to other aid groups some $400 million it would have paid the World Health Organization this year, senior Trump administration officials said on Wednesday after President Donald Trump halted funding for the UN agency over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.Washington has already paid the Geneva-based WHO some $58 million this year, the officials said, half of what it is required to pay for 2020 – known as an assessed contribution.”We’re stopping that second tranche,” said a senior Trump administration official. “We can very easily give this money to the Red Cross” or other similar organizations. The move prompted widespread condemnation as reported global coronavirus infections passed the 2 million mark. The head of the WHO, Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said he regretted Trump’s decision, and said now is the time for the world to be united in the fight against the virus.Trump on Tuesday accused the WHO of promoting China’s “disinformation” about the virus, saying it likely led to a wider outbreak than otherwise would have occurred.Trump’s decision came amid criticism of his administration’s response to the worst epidemic in a century, from some of his fellow Republicans as well as Democrats. Just this week, some Republican governors pushed back on Trump’s assertion that he had “total authority” to order states to reopen businesses that have been closed to stop the virus’ spread.The senior administration officials said the US Congress was unable to stop them from redirecting WHO funding elsewhere.Some Democrats disagreed, promising they would try to include funding for the WHO in the next coronavirus relief bill.”This decision is dangerous, illegal and will be swiftly challenged,” Democratic House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.Republicans in Congress, who rarely break from White House policy, quickly backed Trump’s decision.Senator Lindsey Graham, a vocal Trump supporter who heads the Senate subcommittee that oversees foreign aid, called the WHO “incompetent” and demanded new leadership. “This is a critical time for worldwide public health and we cannot afford China apologists running the WHO,” Graham said.Two sources who track US. funding to international organizations said Trump’s action was serious. “This is not an idle threat. There are actual implications to this,” one said.The sources said the US. Agency for International Development had been due to make a voluntary payment last week of $43 million to the WHO for polio surveillance and it was now blocked.The WHO is a UN specialized agency – an independent international body that works with the United Nations. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday it was “not the time” to reduce resources for the body. The United States also provides several hundred million dollars to the WHO every year in voluntary funding tied to specific programs like polio eradication, vaccine-preventable disease, HIV and hepatitis, tuberculosis, and maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health.It was not immediately clear how much voluntary funding the United States had already provided for WHO programs in 2020.”We can find another partner that is not the WHO. That money will be spent with other partners,” a second senior Trump administration official said.Trump announced on Tuesday that US funding would be halted while Washington reviewed the WHO’s role “in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus,” which he said was likely to take 60 to 90 days. Topics :