April 7, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Vietnam May 6, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two more bloggers arrested for “abusing democratic freedoms” April 27, 2021 Find out more News April 22, 2021 Find out more VietnamAsia – Pacific Organisation News RSF_en News RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam to go further Help by sharing this information VietnamAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday’s arrest of two bloggers, Nguyen Huu Vinh and his employee Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy, for posting articles that allegedly contained “bad content and incorrect information that reduces prestige and trust in state agencies.”They have been charged under article 258 of the penal code covering “abuse of democratic freedoms,” which carries sentences ranging from warnings to three years in prison, or seven years in “grave circumstances.”“The arrest of two more bloggers, just two days after World Press Freedom Day, is a clear signal by the authorities, and shows that Vietnam is going further down the road of repression”, said Reporters Without Borders research chief Lucie Morillon.“Penal code article 258 is often used to silence information providers when they start to irritate the authorities too much. We call for the immediate release of Vinh and Thuy and the 31 other bloggers who are still detained. It is time the government stopped persecuting individuals who use the freedom of expression and information guaranteed by article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”Vinh, 57, worked for the police for 15 years before creating an independent news outlet called Sidewalk News Agency, in allusion to the official Vietnam News Agency. He created the Ba Sam website in 2007, initially as a place to post his articles, but it quickly became a broader news platform.Since becoming well known under the pen name of Anh Ba Sam (Gossiper), he has had to keep changing his blog’s address to circumvent blocking. The subjects he covers include Chinese foreign policy towards Vietnam regarding the disputed Paracel and Spratly Islands.Civil Society Forum, a blog created in September 2013, was also closed without explanation yesterday, a day after it supported a joint appeal to the government to respect freedom of association. The Defend the Defenders website was meanwhile the target of two waves of cyber-attacks several days ago.Vietnam is ranked 174th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. It is also on the Reporters Without Borders list of Enemies of the Internet because of its persecution of bloggers and cyber-dissidents. News Receive email alerts
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Advertisement WhatsApp Previous articleO’Connell to return for Young MunsterNext articleWeekend local rugby fixtures admin Email Print Facebook Twitter IT emerged this week that the Barnagh N21 Realignment Group secured 5,000 signatures in their campaign to have section of the road realigned, following a series of accidents in recent years.The group presented their findings at a packed county hall on this Monday, and expressed their disappointed that officials failed to attend a recent meeting in the Devon Inn, where they had planned to present their petition.Spokesperson Seamus Collins, addressed council.“The people in the gallery are residents of Barnagh and loved ones of those who have died.“I want to stress our disappointment at the non-attendance of officials, who hung the councillors out to dry at our recent meeting. It was an insult.“We’re not looking for heads, we just want answers”.Mr. Collins alleged that in the early ‘90’s, markings had been placed on residents land with a plan to realign the road, but that engineers had then walked away.“There were five fatalities in five months on the road where a motorway leads into a bottleneck, but it has been washed over and ignored”.Siobhán Kelly said that, having conducted an investigation into the council’s application for realignment, discovered that it was not valid as the application was made for a 300 metre stretch.Ms. Kelly learned that application to the NRA for realignment must be for a stretch of road of at least 1KM in length.“It’s only a matter of time before a truck jackknife’s and then you will have to get off your backsides and do something,” said Liam Madden, who lives on the dangerous stretch of road.Local Cllrs Michael Collins, Patrick O’Donovan, Jerome Scanlan, Francis Foley and Liam Galvin all voiced their concerns and pressed for the road to be made a priority by the NRA.“We need to apply ‘the three Es’ of enforcement, education and engineering,” said Cllr O’Donovan.“We have failed as councillors to get answers. The road is a chicane. A highway into a bottleneck with a right hand turn and we are told this is not a priority. The buck must stop here.“There isn’t even an accident blackspot sign at Barnagh.“We have enough of families ripped apart”, said Cllr Foley. “This has to be priority. We have every right to answers”.Director of Services in the roads section Paul Crowe, said that the matter had been prioritised in recent months by the NRA and the council for funding, when it becomes available.“We have it at number one. I’m confident the realignment will be allowed,” added Mr. Crowe.“We hope to get funding in the coming year and I have been assured that it is priority”.He continued: “We want a commitment that when this is commenced we can see it through, whether it takes one or two years. We must operate under the rules of legislation there.“We may get funding next June, but its a tall order. If we resort to a compulsory purchase it could take longer”.Mr. Crowe estimated that the project would cost between €2 and €5 million to complete.Cathaoirleach Cllr Richard Butler, requested that a progress report on the issue be placed on his desk in three months. NewsLocal NewsCouncil and NRA prioritise N21 death trapBy admin – November 25, 2010 481 Linkedin
NewsLocal NewsTime to shine for Special Olympians in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – June 12, 2014 715 THE stage is set for the 2014 Special Olympics Ireland Games, which will see 1,500 athletes compete in venues throughout Limerick city over the week-end.The Games return to Limerick from June 12 to 15 following their Treaty city success in 2010 and promises to be one of the largest and most prestigious sporting events to take place in the country this year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It is estimated the 2014 Special Olympics Ireland Games, costing €2.4 million to run, will bring in a revenue of about €10 million to the city. Over €1.8m was raised locally for the Games.The Special Olympics torch arrived in Killaloe this Wednesday morning after its symbolic journey from Northern Ireland. The torch was passed from PSNI officers to members of the Garda Siochana and Special Olympians in a highly significant ceremony.Special Olympics Ireland, which offers year-round sports training to people with an intellectual disability, is now calling on the people of Limerick to come out in force this weekend to show their support and make the 2014 Games a great success.Chairperson of the Special Olympics’ Leadership Council, Ralph Parkes commented, “I would implore all the people of Limerick to come out onto O’Connell Street for the opening ceremony and the torch run this Thursday at 6pm and get behind all the athletes in UL this weekend too.”“This is proper sport in its purest form. There is no politics, it is just beautiful. If an artist wanted to portray sport at its best, then Limerick is the place to see it this weekend. If you ever wondered what it’s like to win an Olympic medal this is your chance to come and witness it firsthand,” said Mr Parkes.The 1,500 Special Olympians descended on the city earlier this week accompanied by their 500 coaches and official delegates as well as a contingent of over 3,000 family members. Almost 3,000 volunteers, recruited from Limerick and surrounding counties, have also been mobilised and are busy training and implementing plans to ensure that these are the best Games yet. Such was the response from the people of Limerick to a call for volunteers earlier this year, that a further 2,000 people were left disappointed.Athletes will compete in 13 sports in venues throughout Limerick this weekend. As well as being the main residential centre, the University of Limerick will host the athletics, aquatics, basketball, football, gymnastics, kayaking competitions and the non-competitive motor activities training programme.“This is a life-affirming moment for these athletes. They have not always fit in and this is their moment to explode through sport,” Mr Parkes concluded. Advertisement Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLimerick company strikes gold with €600,000 investmentNext articleRed Ribbon offers free HIV rapid tests in Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Email TAGS2014 Special Oympics Ireland Gameslimerick Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live
Home Local News Education Longtime coach’s career celebrated Facebook WhatsApp OCA top 2 were ESL students For his part, McAdams is modest about having part of the campus that was such a staple of his career bear his name.“It’s a great honor. It’s humbling. They did it yesterday (May 21). I was bright red because there have been some really good coaches at this school …,” McAdams said.He listed a number of coaches and said he probably was just here longer.“Mr. Ramage was my principal here when I first got to Bonham and I’m really happy he’s my principal now. He’s a great principal; a great man. The staff here is just so supportive,” McAdams said.Although McAdams hadn’t played basketball since eighth grade, he started his career as a hoops coach in Texline, Texas. He graduated from Odessa High School in 1968 and attended Odessa College and West Texas State University in Canyon, now West Texas A&M University. He majored in physical education and minored in history.McAdams also served four years in the U.S. Navy.He has three siblings, one of whom is a twin brother, and all of them have coached.“My older brother (Evertt) is six years older and he’s a coach. When I was 16, I worked at the swimming pools here in Odessa. In the mornings, they had a baseball program for the youth. I coached over at Southside (Baseball) Park. I coached baseball, so I’ve been coaching since I was 16. Some of those kids, I got their kids later on,” McAdams said.When he started teaching, McAdams said his wife told him if he ever got the grandchild of one of his players, he needed to retire.“I’m pretty close to that point, so it’s time to retire,” he said.He’s also 69 and said he doesn’t move like he used to. In retirement, McAdams plans to volunteer, work with his church, First United Methodist Church, and find a part-time job to stay busy.McAdams said he has enjoyed being around the students and will miss that, along with colleagues. He added that it’s a good thing a coach doesn’t have to be good at sports to do their job.“It’s a matter of taking them from not knowing much about football, basketball and track and getting them to the point where when they get to high school they’re successful there,” McAdams said. “The goal was always to produce players that would … go deep in the playoffs and win state championships in football, basketball, or track. I loved all the sports. I was always ready for the next sport to come around because I enjoyed coaching that sport.”He added that he liked being around middle school students, even though some might run screaming from the idea.“I think they latch on to you a lot easier than the high school kids do. They like someone that will take time with them and kid around with them. I’m known for my thump. That’s taking my hand and putting it up on their forehead and (putting) my middle finger back and hitting them on the forehead,” McAdams said.He asked a group of students what he was known for and they said his thump.“I thumped their dad. Their dads don’t mind me thumping them, but if a kid refuses a thump they don’t have to (take one),” McAdams said.He and his wife have two children and one grandchild.McAdams’ twin brother, Ken, said Ben lasted a lot longer than he did in coaching.Ken McAdams said he retired 10 years ago, after coaching two years in Odessa and 27 in Plainview.Their oldest brother, Evertt, got into coaching first. He spent his first three years in junior high at Clint, then moved to Plains, worked at the junior high there for one year and was head track and cross country coach until 1999. “Then I volunteered in Plains for 16 years as a cross country coach,” Evertt said.He added that the late Lacy Turner, an Odessa High School coach, was like a grandfather to him, and he even named his oldest son after Turner.“I loved sports; I loved history. I planned on being a history teacher. He got me into coaching park league baseball here. I liked it, and when I got out of college, I looked for a coaching job and found it. It’s been that way ever since,” Evertt said.Julie Jones, McAdams’ sister, also coached at one point. She said McAdams and her other brothers have worked really hard, and impacted many children’s lives by giving them motivation to move on in school. She added that they are good at what they do because they love it.Joe Soto, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Bonham, said McAdams is a really good coach who likes to talk about how football used to be and how they can relate to previous players, try to be like them and strive to be better.“He’s a great dude. … Nobody has anything bad to say about him — parents or athletes,” Soto said.PHS Head Football Coach Blake Feldt said McAdams is a great coach, but an even better man.“He’s made such a difference in so many young men’s lives during his service here at ECISD,” Feldt said.Feldt added that McAdams also helped him when he arrived six years ago.“He’s certainly going to be missed. He’s a great guy and I don’t know what we’re going to do without him,” he said.Just The FactsMcAdams’ plaque at the reception table:>> 39 years of employment.>> Over 14,000 days; hundreds of problems to solve.>> Countless projects; lots of meetings.>> Unforgettable friendships; everlasting memories.>> One happy retiree.>> The best is yet to come; retired 2018. Twitter Pinterest Twitter Surrounded by family, friends, colleagues and current and former students, Bonham Middle School Coach Ben McAdams, better known as Coach Mac, was feted with a retirement celebration in the school’s library.McAdams has been in coaching for 39 years, 37 of them with Ector County Independent School District instructing middle school students.At the event, which attracted a full house, Principal James Ramage presented McAdams with a plaque with his years of service specified and said the boys’ gym would be named in the coach’s honor.“He’s just a legend,” Ramage said. “He’s coached so many of our boys here and also their parents. We’re celebrating his retirement. He’s impacted so many lives over the years and so we’re just honored that we have this opportunity to honor him with this reception for just a wonderful career.” Bonham Middle School coach Benton McAdams speaks about his experiences as a coach over 39 years during his retirement celebration Wednesday afternoon in Bonham’s school library. Facebook By admin – May 24, 2018 Summer Spaghetti SaladFruit Salad to Die ForUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Bonham Middle School set out a framed certificate for coach Benton McAdams to commemorate 39 years as a coach at his retirement celebration Wednesday afternoon in Bonham’s school library. Local NewsEducation Longtime coach’s career celebrated Bonham Middle School coach Benton McAdams gets a hug from Julie Adams at his retirement celebration Wednesday afternoon in Bonham’s school library. McAdams coached Adam’s husband and all three of her sons. Bonham Middle School coach Benton McAdams shakes hands with Bonham’s principal James Ramage as he presents him with a plaque to commemorate his 39 years as a coach at his retirement celebration Wednesday afternoon in Bonham’s school library. Previous articleTEXAS VIEW: Teachers and brain surgeons have a lot in commonNext articleNewly elected JP to be appointed ‘as soon as possible’ admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 1 of 4 WhatsApp Registration set for engineering camp Pinterest Noel earns award Bonham Middle School set out a framed certificate for coach Benton McAdams to commemorate 39 years as a coach at his retirement celebration Wednesday afternoon in Bonham’s school library.
Previous articleQuotient Announces Agreement to Power In-Lane Digital Promotions for Major Drug RetailerNext articlePG&E Appoints Industry Expert Joseph Forline to Lead Gas Operations Digital AIM Web Support Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 Pinterest Twitter COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Feb. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Vipergen ApS announced today a published study describing a powerful new drug discovery approach that enables, for the first time, screening DNA-encoded small-molecule libraries (DELs) inside living cells. The study, published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Chemical Society, highlights the potential of Vipergen’s Cellular Binder Trap Enrichment® (cBTE) technology to significantly expand the ability to discover novel small molecules, including against difficult-to-drug targets, and reduce attrition rates in drug discovery. Vipergen is offering its cBTE DNA-encoded library drug discovery platform as a service to biotechnology and pharmaceutical company partners to accelerate and improve their drug discovery processes. “This research validates the potential for Vipergen’s Cellular Binder Trap Enrichment platform to become a revolutionary tool in small-molecule drug discovery based on its ability to successfully screen DELs against drug targets inside living cells, with no requirement for purified active target protein,” said Nils Hansen, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Vipergen. “We expect the ability to perform DEL screening under the more physiologically relevant conditions of a living cell to significantly lower attrition rates in drug discovery. Furthermore, by uniquely allowing us to eliminate the requirement for highly purified active target protein, this technology will improve timelines and bring about new options for novel drug development by allowing us to screen many more targets, prioritize those giving the most promising screening results, and screen DELs against challenging targets that are difficult to express and purify in an active form. We look forward to providing this new tool to biotechnology and pharmaceutical partners to substantially improve the efficiency and success of their small-molecule drug discovery efforts.” Screening technology plays a major role in small-molecule drug discovery, where the goal is to identify compounds that interact in a desired way with a drug target of interest to serve as starting points for drug development. Depending on the technology, conventional high-throughput screening technologies allow for testing of up to a few million molecules organized as libraries of discrete compounds. Screening campaigns are typically costly and time-consuming endeavors, from the initial conception of an assay through its translation into a format compatible with high throughput, large-scale experimentation and evaluation of results. DNA-encoded library (DEL) technologies—involving the attachment of unique DNA tags to each small molecule in a library that encodes its identity and how it was synthesized—have emerged as a game-changing tool to help overcome the significant time and cost constraints of conventional screening in drug discovery by enabling synthesizing and screening of libraries containing hundreds of millions to billions of small molecules simultaneously against a drug target of interest. The results reported in the Journal of the American Chemical Society define Vipergen’s novel system for screening DELs inside a living cell under physiologically relevant conditions and without the need for highly purified active target protein. In this research, Vipergen scientists screened a 194 million-member DEL inside live oocytes of the South African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) against three pharmaceutically relevant protein targets. The large size of the Xenopus oocyte permitted simple injection of the DEL, overcoming the fundamental challenge of delivering DELs across cell membranes for in vivo screening. The target protein was expressed in the oocytes fused to a prey protein to allow specific DNA labeling and to discriminate between DEL members binding to the target protein and the endogenous cell proteins. The technology successfully identified and validated multiple small-molecule hits for all three drug targets. About Vipergen’s Cellular Binder Trap Enrichment®(cBTE) Technology Vipergen’s proprietary Cellular Binder Trap Enrichment®(cBTE) is the first and only technology for screening DNA-encoded small-molecule libraries (DELs) inside a living cell. The platform is designed to accelerate and improve the success rate for discovering novel, high-quality small molecules for drug development—including against challenging drug targets that are difficult to express and purify in an active form—by: Lowering drug discovery attrition rates by enabling DEL screening under the more physiologically relevant conditions of a living cellImproving drug development timelines and expanding the DEL-amenable target space by eliminating the requirement for highly purified active target protein About Vipergen ApS Vipergen is a world-leading provider of small-molecule drug discovery services based on DNA-encoded library (DEL) technologies and is the first and only company capable of screening DELs inside a living cell. Vipergen provides its proprietary suite of leading-edge DEL technologies as a service to biotechnology and pharmaceutical company partners, including top pharmaceutical companies in the U.S., EU, and Japan. For more details about Vipergen and the YoctoReactor®, Binder Trap Enrichment®, and Cellular Binder Trap Enrichment® drug discovery technology platforms, please visit www.vipergen.com. Contact: Mary Moynihan M2Friend Biocommunications 802-951-9600 [email protected] View original content: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/vipergen-publishes-first-technology-for-screening-dna-encoded-small-molecule-libraries-dels-inside-living-cells-301229578.html SOURCE Vipergen WhatsApp Facebook Vipergen Publishes First Technology for Screening DNA-Encoded Small-Molecule Libraries (DELs) Inside Living Cells TAGS Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp
Steffanie Leigh in ‘War Paint'(Photo: Joan Marcus) Want to catch a glimpse of Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole backstage at their latest Broadway show, or just want to achieve the perfect winged eyeliner? War Paint’s Steffanie Leigh’s got you covered. The stage alum is grabbing a camera as Broadway.com’s latest video blogger. Get ready for Pucker Up: Backstage at War Paint with Steffanie Leigh!The vlog will cover Leigh and her co-stars’ journey from the rehearsal room to the Nederlander Theatre, where the new Scott Frankel, Michael Korie and Doug Wright musical will begin performances on March 7. Expect plenty of backstage hijinks—and maybe even some beauty tips. Those faces don’t beat themselves!Leigh made her Broadway debut in 2011 in the title role of Mary Poppins; she last appeared on the Great White Way in Gigi. Her regional credits include Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, 42nd Street, Grease, Hamlet and Les Miserables.Grab your lip gloss and catch Pucker Up, beginning February 14 and running every Tuesday for eight weeks. View Comments War Paint Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 5, 2017
Summer means bountiful baskets of blue and red berries in fields and home gardens. Blueberries and strawberries are synonymous with backyard barbecues, vacations and pick-your-own adventures. More importantly, their high level of cancer-fighting antioxidants makes them exceptionally healthy.Antioxidants counteract the damage caused by free radicals, or molecules created by harmful environmental effects like smoking, sunlight and chemicals that damage healthy tissue cells. Antioxidants come in many different forms, like vitamins and phytochemicals, and are often found in fruits, vegetables and whole-grain products.Phytochemicals, or substances found in plant foods, and a number of vitamins, such as vitamin C, act as antioxidants in the body. Consuming antioxidant-rich foods decreases free-radical damage and lowers your risk of developing certain types of cancers and heart disease.There are hundreds of different phytochemicals. Different-colored fruits and vegetables contain different phytochemicals, the pigments that give flowers and foods their unique colors. By eating different-colored fruits and vegetables, you include a wide variety of healthy phytochemicals in your diet. They don’t contribute calories to your diet, but act as antioxidants in the body.Phytochemicals make strawberries red and blueberries blue. Anthocyanins are found in purple, deep blue and reddish-purple foods, such as blueberries, blackberries, cherries, red grapes, cranberries, bilberries and strawberries.Some vitamins are also antioxidants. Beta carotene (a form of vitamin A) and vitamins C and E act as antioxidants in the body. Strawberries have more vitamin C than most citrus fruits. Blueberries are also a great source of vitamin C and fiber. Originally called “star berries,” the bottom of the blueberry forms a perfect, five-pointed star. Harvest season for blueberries in Georgia runs from mid-April through July, and strawberry season is March through July. July is also National Blueberry Month. Blueberries are one of the few fruits native to North America, and Georgia ranks second in the nation in blueberry production. Whether you consume them in a parfait, smoothie or straight from the farm, enjoy blueberries and know that you are eating fresh, local, in-season fruit that improves your health. For more information from the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension on nutrition, health and food safety, visit www.extension.uga.edu/publications.
From the beginning of spring in March until October, at least one storm can be expected daily, according to him. A new catastrophe threatens Haitians following the earthquake that caused 222,500 deaths and left more than a million people homeless: the rainy season, which has already caused several fatalities and evacuations. The agricultural sector and the roads were severely damaged by the rains, according to the authorities, who reported landslides in several localities. Several neighborhoods were flooded in the city of Les Cayes (160 km south of Port-au-Prince), which was not affected by the 12 January earthquake, forcing dozens of people to take refuge on the roofs of their houses. By Dialogo March 03, 2010 This is a cool article. Thirteen people died Saturday as a result of flooding caused by strong rains in southwestern Haiti, according to preliminary reports. At least three people are believed to be missing, and another three thousand have been evacuated. The rainy season, which precedes the hurricane season that starts in June, usually begins around April in Haiti, but strong precipitation has already been falling in Port-au-Prince, raising concern. Haiti enjoys a “pure tropical” climate, Dennis Feltgen, of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, explained to AFP.