The Bishop of Raphoe, Dr.Philip Boyce, has stepped-in to resolve a row between a choir singer and a local priest.Singer SaraDonegal Daily revealed how there was an unholy row after a priest in Lettermacaward became involved in a heated debate with local church singer Sara Laughlin.Fr Shane Gallagher reprimanded teacher Sara after a mix-up over the singing of a popular hymn. Fr Gallagher mistakenly thought the song was Voice of an Angel by pop singer Sarah McLochlan and ordered Sara not to sing it again.Sara, who sang the song at her grandmother and uncle’s anniversary mass at St.Bridget’s Church last Saturday, explained it was a different song of the same name by Fr Liam Lawton.A row ensued in which Sara claims she was shouted at by Fr Gallagher.Bishop Boyce has apologisedNow Bishop Boyce has contacted Sara to apologise over the matter. He has promised the teacher and director of the Donegal Youth Choir that the matter will be fully resolved.However Sara told Donegal Daily that she has not received any contact from Fr Gallagher.And she says that herself and her family will remain away from St Bridget’s Church while he is the priest there.“Personally I just could not go back as long as Fr Gallagher is there. I am still frightened of him after what happened.“People don’t realise what happened on Saturday night and what I went through. “I appreciate that Bishop Boyce apologised over the incident and I am very grateful to him for going out of his way to do that.St Bridget’s Church in Lettermacaward“I have received no contact from Fr Gallagher and it is too late now. I simply could not go back to the church while he is there,” she said.Our previous article is here:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2013/10/06/donegal-priest-and-choir-singer-in-unholy-row-over-song/ BISHOP APOLOGISES TO SINGER SARA BUT NO CONTACT FROM PRIEST was last modified: October 7th, 2013 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)Tags:Bishop Philip BoyceFr Shane GallagherrowSara LaughlinVoice of an Angel read more
FacebookTweetie 2YelpNYT MobileBump (app for swapping contact details) Frederic Lardinois, writer (iPhone): Yelp Slandr Facebook Gmail Google mobile Jared Smith, RWW webmaster (Blackberry and iPod touch): Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts AardvarkTweetdeckSuperSearchRegatorAppsfire Sarah Perez, feature writer and RWW’s resident Mobile Web expert (“Only 5?” she replied to my Basecamp message…Sarah uses iPhone): The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Diamedic; diabetes data input and monitoring tool that I use multiple times a day.Encamp; new Basecamp project management app that the RWW team has just begun using.Shazam; amazing song discovery app that I use regularly, e.g. holding up my iPhone to the car radio to identify cool songs!Evernote; notes service which I was late adopter of, but it’s since become essential.Tweetie 2; my current Twitter app of choice on the iPhone. Marshall Kirkpatrick, lead blogger and VP Content Development (iPhone and Android): Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces richard macmanus TwitterBerryFlickrJolie notes (and you can sense the frustration!): “The BlackBerry user of the group has few options and fewerfavorites. In fact, I’d almost post a response rant about howthe development for BlackBerry devices AND the OS make enjoyableuser experiences a near-impossibility.” Dana Oshiro, writer (iPhone): FoursquareTweetieBreaking News OnlineAardvarkYelp, orOpenTable Alex Williams, ReadWriteEnterprise editor (Blackberry, who notes that “the experience is just awful.”): Tags:#mobile#Polls#web Tweetie2Beejive, for IMNotifications picposterous Pandora Jolie O’Dell, writer and RWW Community Manager (Blackberry): RadarScope; weather radar viewer for iPhone and iPod touch.TouchTerm; on-the-go SSH for iPhone and iPod touch.MyKite; BlackBerry Brightkite app.Yatca; BlackBerrymicroblogging client that supports Twitter and identi.ca withseamless inbox integration.Google Sync for BlackBerry; “whilenot true push, it works so quietly and seamlessly I don’t giveit a second thought.”Now, RWW readers, it’s time for your feedback!Let us know in the comments below what your favorite mobile apps are and what mobile device(s) you use. Please limit this to 5 apps, so we can identify trends more easily and report back on them in an upcoming post.UPDATE:Appsfire have given us a special widget featuring quick links to all of the iPhone apps mentioned by our team. A year ago we polled you, the ReadWriteWeb community, on your favorite mobile apps. It’s become an annual tradition to run this survey, so in this post we’re collecting your top 5 lists for 2009. To get you inspired, the ReadWriteWeb team have listed their personal favorites below.We first ran this poll in November 2007, before Apple’s App Store opened on July 10, 2008 and when Android was but a twinkle in Google’s eye. At that time, the 5 most mentioned mobile apps were the Gmail Java app, Google Maps, Opera Mini, Fring and Shozu. In November 2008 we began to see popular web services being mentioned as favorite mobile apps too: Facebook, Twitter, last.fm, FriendFeed. Also newer mobile-focused apps like Evernote and Brightkite. Read on for the 2009 edition of this reader survey…Note: ReadWriteWeb’s iPhone app is coming soon! To be notified as soon as it becomes available, email email@example.com. Richard MacManus, ReadWriteWeb founder and editor (iPhone user): read more
India captain Virat Kohli has maintained his top spot at the top of the ICC Test rankings for batsmen while Cheteshwar Pujara returned to top five in the latest list issued on Tuesday.There was a lot of movement in the rankings after India’s 31-run win in the Adelaide Test.Pujara’s knocks of 123 and 71 were the cornerstone of India’s victory in the opening Test against Australia at the Adelaide Oval. Pujara has now moved ahead of Joe Root and David Warner in fourth position. He trails third-ranked Smith by 55 points, and leads Root by 39 points.India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah achieved a career-high ranking of 33rd, after his three for 47 and three for 68 at Adelaide helped him to rise five places.Kohli’s lead at the top however, is under threat from Kane Williamson, who became the first New Zealand batsman and 32nd overall to break the 900-point barrier following a stellar performance in the third Test against Pakistan, which helped his side to win their first away series in 49 years.Williamson scored 89 and 139 in Abu Dhabi last week, which set up New Zealand’s convincing 123-run victory over Pakistan.This performance not only helped Williamson to win the Player of the Match award, but also earn 37 points in the latest player rankings, which, in turn, has allowed him to leapfrog Australia’s Steve Smith into second position on a career-high 913 points.As a result, Kohli has conceded 15 points to slip to 920 points, just seven points ahead of Williamson.With Williamson breathing down Kohli’s neck, the India captain will be under pressure to perform strongly with the bat in the second Test starting in Perth from Friday otherwise he will potentially lose his number-one ranking he has been holding since the Edgbaston Test against England in August.advertisementWhile Williamson shone with the bat in Abu Dhabi and was richly rewarded, number-one ranked Kohli managed only three and 34 in his side’s impressive 31-run victory over Australia at the Adelaide Oval.The other two notable movers from the Adelaide Test are Ajinkya Rahane in 17th (up by two places) and Mitchell Starc in 16th (up by two places).Amongst the newcomers, Australia’s Marcus Harris has entered in 116th batting position, while amongst the bowlers, off-spinner William Somerville of New Zealand has emerged in 63rd spot and Pakistan fast bowler Shaheen Afridi has popped up in 111th place.(With PTI inputs)Also Read | Sunil Gavaskar heaps praise on India’s pace attack after Adelaide win: Outstanding stuffAlso Read | India vs Australia: Prithvi Shaw back to training ahead of Perth TestAlso Read | Virat Kohli explains why Ishant Sharma was angry despite Adelaide Test victory read more
Kendall Sheffield top 12 (no order): 1.Bama, Baylor, Florida St., LSU, Ohio St., Oklahoma, Oklahoma st, Oregon, Texas, Texas a&m UCLA, USC— Mike Craven (@CravenMike) August 7, 2014Tim Settle, 5-star 6’3 325 pound DT from Manassas, Virginia (ESPN, Rivals, Scout, 247)Settle has an offer from all the powerhouses. Oklahoma State is likely an underdog to get a commitment from Settle, but that isn’t stopping the coaching staff. The Virginia product is at the top of the prospect board for the Cowboys.It’s hard to argue with his choices here.Fun answers from @tim_settle abt recruiting process:Best looking girls: #OkStateBest food: BBQ at #TennesseeBest facilities: #OkState— Jeremy Crabtree KMBC (@jeremycrabtree) July 10, 2014 First official offer Oklahoma State pic.twitter.com/M0E0HQHb3m— Tim Settle Jr (@tim_settle) August 2, 2014Josh Wariboko, 4-star 6’4 319 pound OG from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (ESPN, Rivals, Scout, 247)The states top prospect was on a visit recently and I’m sure got some encouragement from Poke commit Norman North’s John Kolar.OSU visit with my man @john_kolar7 ??? pic.twitter.com/TPiS1M5EKW— Josh Wariboko-Alali (@JoshuaJ45) August 1, 2014Tyron Johnson, 5-star 6’1 185 pound WR from New Orleans, Louisiana (ESPN, Rivals, Scout, 247)Johnson has shown interest in OSU, but it sounds like LSU and Texas Tech are the teams to beat thus far.5-Star WR Tyron Johnson has high interest in these programs. #TTU, #LSU #OKState. ($) http://t.co/3H7Ge96kiL— Rivals (@Rivals) July 4, 2014DeAndre McNeal, 4-star 6’2 200 pound OLB from Mesquite, Texas (ESPN, Rivals, Scout, 247)The linebacker position is a definite need in the 2015 class and it looks like McNeal is a prime target for Oklahoma State.Officials 1. Miami 2. UCLA3. OK. State— The DeAndre McNeal (@DeAndreMcNeal3) August 6, 2014Old commitsRonald Jones II, 4-star 6 ft 185 pound Running Back from McKinney, Texas (ESPN, Rivals, Scout, 247)After a recent visit to Texas A&M, Jones reaffirmed his commitment to Oklahoma State. Jones is undoubtedly the prized recruit for the Pokes thus far. Lets hope his commitment holds throughout the season. If his twitter account is any indication, Jones is pumped to be a Cowboy.#TAMU visit did nothing to change Ronald Jones II commitment to #OKState #Pokes and he will visit #Cowboys this week pic.twitter.com/cPaufRozp2— Mike Farrell (@rivalsmike) August 6, 2014https://twitter.com/TheRonaldJones/status/496421647407403008If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! I have officially commited to play football next season for Oklahoma State University!! #OkState #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/4WzwS3Us0R— Brandon Pertile (@BrandonPertile) August 13, 2014ProspectsKendall Sheffield, 5-star 6 ft 180 pound CB from Missouri City, Texas (ESPN, Rivals, 247)There’s been a lot of chat within the coaches and players to make Oklahoma State Cornerback U and that moniker would get a huge boost with a commitment from Sheffield. The Cowboys are in his top 12 among all the heavy hitters in college football. This summer has been a busy as always for Mike Gundy and his staff as they are setting themselves up for a potentially great 2015 recruiting class.With 10 recruits already, the class is off to a solid start. Last week they added not one, but two offensive linemen to fill one of the biggest needs in the class. In this summer recap we’ll get you up to speed on a few of OSU’s top prospects including a trio of 5-star recruits. New CommitsJoshua Jones, 6’6 276 pound OT from Houston, Texas (ESPN, Rivals, Scout, 247)One of the greatest needs for the 2015 class is to sure up depth on the offensive line. This week was huge in achieving that. Jones selected Oklahoma State over TCU and Texas Tech on Monday.Pistols Firing from Houston, TX! Welcome to our FAMILY #BeACowboy— Mike Gundy (@CoachGundy) August 11, 2014Good read here on his decision and new O-Line Coach Connelly’s impact on it (Scout)Brandon Pertile, 3-star 6’6 300 pound OT from Mesa, Arizona Mesa CC (ESPN, Rivals, 247)The offensive line got more much needed depth when Pertile joined Jones in committing to the Cowboys. In his solid 6’6 300 pound frame, I’d expect Pertile to compete for playing time right away.Pistols Firing from Mesa, AZ. Welcome to our FAMILY! #BeACowboy— Mike Gundy (@CoachGundy) August 13, 2014 read more
WILMINGTON, MA — Barnes & Noble is hosting a bookfair to benefit Wilmington String Orchestra on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at their Burlington location (98 Middlesex Turnpike).Simply present the flyer below when purchasing your items and a percentage of each purchase will benefit Strings.There will be special performances by WHS Strings students from 2pm to 4pm.Can’t make the bookfair on November 18th? You can still participate by visiting http://www.BN.COM/bookfairs from November 18 to November 23 by using ID 12441929 at checkout..Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedStrings Attached To Hold Bookfair At Barnes & Noble On November 19In “Community”WILMINGTON GIVES: Barnes & Noble To Hold In-Store & Online Book Fair For Strings AttachedIn “Community”Strings Attached To Hold Bookfair At Barnes & Noble On November 20In “Community” read more
BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has arrived at the compound of the makeshift court which is set to announce its verdict in a graft case against the former prime minister.BNP activists clashed with the law enforcers and ruling Awami League men on her way to the court.Hundreds of BNP workers and supporters joined Khaleda Zia when her motorcade was crossing Maghbazar area.The fifth special judge’s court is set to deliver its verdict in Zia Orphanage Trust case anytime today.
An ethnic Uighur man talks on the phone in front of the Id Kah Mosque in the old town of Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Photo: ReutersChina will step up a campaign against religious extremism in the far western region of Xinjiang on Saturday by implementing a range of measures, including prohibiting “abnormal” beards, the wearing of veils in public places and the refusal to watch state television.Hundreds of people have died in recent years in Xinjiang, home to the Muslim Uighur people, in unrest blamed by Beijing on Islamist militants and separatists, though rights groups say the violence is more a reaction to repressive Chinese policies.The government strongly denies committing any abuses in Xinjiang and insists the legal, cultural and religious rights of Uighurs, a Turkic ethnic group, are fully protected.While China officially guarantees freedom of religion, authorities have issued a series of measures in the past few years to tackle what it sees as a rise in religious extremism.New legislation, passed by Xinjiang lawmakers on Wednesday and published on the region’s official news website, widens existing rules and will come into effect on April 1.Workers in public spaces like stations and airports will be required to “dissuade” those who fully cover their bodies, including veiling their faces, from entering, and to report them to the police, the rules state.It will be banned to “reject or refuse radio, television and other public facilities and services”, marrying using religious rather than legal procedures and “using the name of Halal to meddle in the secular life of others”.“Parents should use good moral conduct to influence their children, educate them to revere science, pursue culture, uphold ethnic unity and refuse and oppose extremism,” the rules say.The document also bans not allowing children to attend regular school, not abiding by family planning policies, deliberately damaging legal documents and “abnormal growing of beards and naming of children to exaggerate religious fervour”.A number of bans on select “extremist behaviours” had previously been introduced in some places in Xinjiang, including stopping people with head scarves, veils and long beards from boarding buses in at least one city.The new rules expand the list and apply them to the whole region.While Uighurs have traditionally practiced a more relaxed form of Islam, the popularity of veils for women in particular has grown in recent years in what experts say is an expression of opposition to Chinese controls.After a period of relative calm, there has been a rise in violence in recent months in the Xinjiang’s southern Uighur heartland and a large increase in security.Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a “great wall of iron” to safeguard Xinjiang during the annual meeting of China’s parliament earlier this month. read more
As bacteria continue to develop resistance to drugs meant to kill them, one of the areas of research has been the biofilms that the bacteria build to protect themselves against attacks by the immune system. Some chemicals have been found that disrupt the biofilm building process, but what has really been needed is something that can tear the walls apart once they have been built, allowing antibacterial agents to gain easy access to the bacteria they are meant to kill. In this new effort, the researchers report that their study of the structure of such biofilms and the means by which they are built and maintained by bacteria, revealed a possible way to use enzymes that are a part of the process, to instead tear them apart.In looking at the biofilms, the researchers discovered that two enzymes PslG and PelA, which are used by the bacteria as part of wall building, serve as a means of creating sugar polymers, which serve as building blocks of a sort—but they also help prevent the buildup of chains of sugars inside the cells of the bacteria. It occurred to the researchers that because the biofilm walls also have a chained sugar component, the same enzymes might cause wall degradation.To test this idea, the researchers applied Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria to cultures in dishes in their lab, waited for them to build their biofilms, and then applied synthetic forms of the enzymes. The researchers report that the enzymes went to work eating the sugar in the biofilm walls, causing the walls to melt away, leaving the bacteria without their coating of protective goo.The finding by the team is just the first step in looking into the possibility of using the enzymes to treat infections in humans, of course, a lot of work will need to be done to show that they do not cause harm, though there is cause for optimism—when they were applied to infected human lung cells, the researchers could find no damage due to the enzymes. Explore further © 2016 Phys.org Journal information: Science Advances (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from the U.S. and Canada has identified two enzymes that have proven able to break down bacterial biofilms, allowing antibacterial agents to more effectively kill their targets. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the team describes their study of the structure of biofilms and how that led to the identification of the enzymes that are able to break them down. More information: P. Baker et al. Exopolysaccharide biosynthetic glycoside hydrolases can be utilized to disrupt and prevent Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms, Science Advances (2016). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1501632AbstractBacterial biofilms present a significant medical challenge because they are recalcitrant to current therapeutic regimes. A key component of biofilm formation in the opportunistic human pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the biosynthesis of the exopolysaccharides Pel and Psl, which are involved in the formation and maintenance of the structural biofilm scaffold and protection against antimicrobials and host defenses. Given that the glycoside hydrolases PelAh and PslGh encoded in the pel and psl biosynthetic operons, respectively, are utilized for in vivo exopolysaccharide processing, we reasoned that these would provide specificity to target P. aeruginosa biofilms. Evaluating these enzymes as potential therapeutics, we demonstrate that these glycoside hydrolases selectively target and degrade the exopolysaccharide component of the biofilm matrix. PelAh and PslGh inhibit biofilm formation over a 24-hour period with a half maximal effective concentration (EC50) of 69.3 ± 1.2 and 4.1 ± 1.1 nM, respectively, and are capable of disrupting preexisting biofilms in 1 hour with EC50 of 35.7 ± 1.1 and 12.9 ± 1.1 nM, respectively. This treatment was effective against clinical and environmental P. aeruginosa isolates and reduced biofilm biomass by 58 to 94%. These noncytotoxic enzymes potentiated antibiotics because the addition of either enzyme to a sublethal concentration of colistin reduced viable bacterial counts by 2.5 orders of magnitude when used either prophylactically or on established 24-hour biofilms. In addition, PelAh was able to increase neutrophil killing by ~50%. This work illustrates the feasibility and benefits of using bacterial exopolysaccharide biosynthetic glycoside hydrolases to develop novel antibiofilm therapeutics. Gram-stained P. aeruginosa bacteria (pink-red rods) Credit: Wikipedia Citation: Enzymes found that can tear down bacterial biofilm walls (2016, May 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-05-enzymes-bacterial-biofilm-walls.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Pitt-developed drug works against ‘superbug’ biofilms and respiratory virus read more