At least 72 people have died and several others have fallen sick from drinking illegally brewed liquor containing toxic methanol in several villages in northern India, officials said.At least 64 deaths were reported on Saturday from Saharanpur and Haridwar, adjoining districts of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand states respectively, after drinking the poisonous liquor.Eight more deaths were reported in another tragedy blamed on tainted liquor in Kushinagar district, also in Uttar Pradesh, regional official BD Gupta told the dpa news agency.The majority of the deaths were reported from the village of Balpur in Uttarakhand. Authorities launched a crackdown and suspended police and officials. In Saharanpur district, the death toll climbed from 16 to 36, top administrative official Alok Pandey told dpa by phone on Saturday.The villagers had consumed the tainted liquor suspected of being laced with methanol on Thursday.In the adjoining Haridwar district, the death toll had risen to 28 from 12 on Friday, Indian broadcaster NDTV reported.Twenty-two people were admitted to hospitals in Saharanpur but were in stable condition, Pandey said.The Saharanpur Police, suspecting that the alcohol may have come from the same source, arrested 30 people, many of them bootleggers. They seized hundreds of litres of tainted liquor in raids.Authorities in the region also suspended over 30 officials, including 10 Policemen, on charges of negligence or collusion in the illicit trade.They vowed to take strict action against the accused, saying they would demand the death penalty for those involved in the illicit trade once the case reaches the court.Later on Saturday, authorities in both states announced a compensation of 200,000 rupees (US$2800) each to the relatives of those killed.Deaths from illegally brewed alcohol are common in India because the poor cannot afford licensed brands. Illicit liquor is cheap and often spiked with chemicals such as pesticides to increase potency. (Al Jazeera)
NEWSLETTERSt. Patrick’s Church, Donegal Town Fr. Willie Peoples 074-9721026Saturday 17th 9.00am St. Patrick’s Day11.30am Aggie Mc Daid – Anniversary6.00pmSunday 18th 9.00am Intention for the Sick11.30am Tessie Mc Groarty – AnniversaryMonday 19th 9.30amTuesday 20th 9.30am Tommy Hegarty – AnniversaryThursday 22nd 9.30am Bridget Stewart -1st AnniversaryFriday 23rd 9.30am Special IntentionSaturday 24th 6.00pm Mai Mc Callion – Months MindSunday 25th 9.00am Kathleen Mc Glanaghey – Anniversary11.30am Nora Mc Ginley – AnniversaryHAPPY MOTHERS DAY: A Happy Mothers Day to all Mothers at this time. CongratulationsPREPARATION FOR EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS24 hour Eucharistic Adoration will take place in St. Patrick’s Church, Donegal Town beginning after 6pm Mass on Saturday, 24th March and finishing at 8pm on Sunday 25th March. It is hoped that as many parishioners as possible will take part in honoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Sheets will be left at the back of the Church for signatures. Please sign as soon as possible so that it can be checked that all hours are covered.EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – St. Patrick’s Church on Thursdays, from 10.00am –9.00pm. All Welcome!PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDESThis tour departs on July 16th ex Belfast, 5 nights Hotel Panorama – €709.00 per person sharing. For further details contact – Bob/Annie Faulkner – 0749721071or 087 4036252, Maura Caldwell – 0749723103 or 086 8875787, Patricia Ward -0749721737or 086 8855165, Joe Quinn – 0749722119 or 087 8362727, Fr. Peoples – 0749721026FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – 2012 – St. Patrick’s Church.GaelScoil Na gCeithre Maistri – 28th April, 11.00am Mass. – Scoil Aodh Rua Agus Nuala – 5th May, 11.00am Mass St. Agatha’s Church, Clar Fr. Danny Mc Brearty 074-9721093Saturday 17th 10.30am ST PATRICK’S DAY – James Hilley and Sr Valentia Hilley – Anniversary6.30pm Cassie and Christie Meehan and the deceased members of the Meehan family – AnniversarySunday 18th 10.30am Brede Hyland – AnniversaryWednesday 21st 7.00pm Bernard Callaghan – AnniversarySaturday 24th 6.30pm James and Margaret Cassidy, Kathleen Daly – AnniversarySunday 25th 10.30am John Patrick Callaghan, Brigid Mc Garrigle – AnniversaryPRAYERS REQUESTED FOR Mary and Peter Brogan – Drumenny Upper – AnniversaryEXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT -Tuesday from 3pm -7pm in St Agatha’s Church, Clar.CEMETERY SUNDAY MASS Sunday 8th July at 10.30am, in St Agatha’s, Church, Clar. Please tell your family and friends.CONFIRMATION for the children of the parish will be in St Agatha’s Church, Clar next Saturday, 24th March 2012 at 11.00am Mass.FIRST HOLY COMMUNION will be in St Agatha’s Church, Clar on Saturday, 19th May 2012 at 11.00am Mass.ABBEY VOCATIONAL SCHOOL PLAY “REMAIN SEATED”A thrilling Murder Mystery will take place in the School on Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday 20th, 21st and 22nd of March at 7.30pm. Admission €8.00 and €5.00 your support would be greatly appreciated. TOWNAWILLY COMMUNITY CENTREA Dance will be held in the Centre on Wednesday 21st March, Music by Kiarn Mc Gree, admission €5.00 proceeds on the night to Donegal Community Hospital Day Centre.COMMUNITY GAMES COMPETITIONSArt U8-U16, model making U10-U16 and handwriting U10 for boys and girls is on Wednesday March 21st in the Central Hotel. Registration 4.30pm and competition 5-8pm. Quiz for U14 Boys and girls is on Thursday 22nd March in the Central Hotel at 7.00pm, registration 6.30pm. Registration fee €5.00 per child or €10.00 for two or more children per family.ACCORDWe are inviting graduate counsellors to apply to train in Marriage and Relationship Counselling. Application forms can be downloaded at www.accord.ie or ring 074 9723944 applications to be returned by March 31stH.S.E.RETIRED PERSONS GROUPWe are going on a Five Day, 4 nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast, Coach Trip on Monday 16th April to Lawlors Hotel, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Early booking advisable. Contact Peggy at 97 35018 as soon as possible. Non Members Welcome.LOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN OF ST PATRICK’S, DONEGAL TOWN was last modified: March 17th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:Donegal TownLOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN OF ST PATRICK’S
Brentford made a bright start but fell behind at Villa Park on 20 minutes.Jonathan Kodjia scored the goal, cutting in from the right and shrugging off Andreas Bjelland before arrowing in a powerful shot from 15 yards.Both sides had looked dangerous coming forward in a busy start to the game, with Kodjia denied early on by Bees keeper Dan Bentley at his near post.Brentford were not shy either, with Maxime Colin and Josh Clarke enjoying themselves down the right, the former getting a shot away which was comfortably gathered by Pierluigi Gollini.However, after the goal, Villa threatened again and Bentley had to save from Gestede.Dean Smith made one change, with Bjelland replacing the injured Callum Elder at left-back.Lasse Vibe – available again after suspension – has to make do with a place on the bench, alongside Yoann Barbet and Alan McCormack.Aston Villa: Gollini; De Laet, Elphick, Chester, Cissokho; Ayew, Jedinak, Westwood, Gestede; McCormack, Kodjia. Subs: Bunn, Richards, Baker, Amavi, Gardner, Bacuna, Green.Brentford: Bentley; Colin, Dean, Egan, Bjelland; Yennaris, Woods; Clarke, Sawyers, MacLeod; Hogan. Subs: Bonham, Barbet, McCormack, McEachran, Saunders, Kaikai, Vibe.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 How can you tell where sounds come from? The brain is quicker than the speed of sound between your ears.There’s only about 8 inches between your ears (more, perhaps, for fatheads). The speed of sound is finite. The tiny time lag between the arrival at one ear compared to the other is what enables us to sense the source direction of the sound, but there’s more to it than that. If signals did not get processed in the brain faster than the time lag, the information would not be useful.Science Daily asks, “How Do We Locate the Spatial Position of Sounds? Mechanism Responsible for Creation of Giant Synapses Discovered.” Sure enough, there are massive hubs or neural intersections in our brains that can process information faster than the speed of sound. Here’s the upshot (notice the astonishment):Humans and most mammals can determine the spatial origin of sounds with remarkable acuity. We use this ability all the time — crossing the street; locating an invisible ringing cell phone in a cluttered bedroom. To accomplish this small daily miracle, the brain has developed a circuit that’s rapid enough to detect the tiny lag that occurs between the moment the auditory information reaches one of our ears, and the moment it reaches the other. The mastermind of this circuit is the “Calyx of Held,” the largest known synapse in the brain. EPFL scientists have revealed the role that a certain protein plays in initiating the growth of these giant synapses.Because it resembles the calyx of a flower, anatomist H. Held described it as such in 1893. Regarding it, Wikipedia says, “This structure is specially designed for fast, efficient transportation of information from one cell to the next.” The part of the brain that processes auditory information has a number of these structures.According to the Science Daily article, studies at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) show the Calyx of Held to act “almost like peer-to-peer communication between neurons.” These synapses have hundreds of inputs. “The result is that information is processed extremely quickly, in a few fractions of a millisecond, instead of the slower pace of more than 10 milliseconds that occurs in most other neuronal circuits.”EPFL scientists identified a protein named BMP that is implicated in developing the contact points for the Calyx of Held. “The impact of this study will go well beyond increasing our understanding of the auditory system,” the article says. “The results suggest that the BMP protein plays an important role in developing connectivity in the brain.”Medical Xpress begins with an image of the giant synapse.“The brain has developed” this circuit. Funny; did you ever ask your brain to do that? There’s another example of pulling off evolutionary magic by misdirection.In his excellent book, The Wonder of Man (1999), Dr. Werner Gitt provided numerous amazing details about our senses. The ear, “our highest precision sense organ,” is able to detect energy ratios of one million million to one, an “astonishing feat” that approaches auditory perfection. Since each ear provides two sound paths, we actually get four inputs for localizing sound sources. Considering the path lengths and the speed of sound, the brain must be able to process inputs arriving as close as 0.00003 seconds apart. “In acoustic orientation terms this means that a sound source located only about 3° from the centre line of the head is recognized as being off-centre,” he said. The slight difference in sound intensity between the two ears also gives us information on the distance to the sound.Dr. Gitt’s book, though 14 years old, is highly recommended if you can find it. It’s well illustrated and extremely interesting. Not only does he provide a wealth of information about the senses and other body organs, he gives the glory not just to an unspecified designer, but to the Lord Jesus Christ. [Note: None of the secular sources in this entry dared mention their idol, Charlie.] The power of the Christian explanation for the wonders of creation is in the details that this book so beautifully presents.
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Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati warned the Congress on Monday that if it did not immediately revoke cases filed against “innocent persons” during the April 2 Bharat Bandh called by Dalit groups, her party might have to “reconsider” support to the grand-old party’s governments in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.‘Withdraw cases’“If the newly elected governments in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan do not act swiftly and withdraw the cases against the innocent persons framed in Bharat Bandh, the BSP may have to reconsider extending outside support to the Congress governments,” she said in a hard-hitting statement issued here. The BSP has two members in Madhya Pradesh’s 230-member Assembly, while in Rajasthan her party has six seats in the House of 200 MLAs. Ms. Mayawati said the issue was a major one “connected to the interests of Dalits and tribals”. She said cases were lodged against innocent people due to the “casteist and political malice” of the previous BJP governments in many States, including those won by the Congress now.The Congress had supported the protests in April 2018 against the changes to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act which had witnessed instances of violence in parts of north India.The Congress governments should avoid the BJP’s track record of betraying promises made to farmers and the unemployed, the BSP chief further said in the statement. “It is important to give the Congress this warning before the upcoming Lok Sabha election, because now mere announcements won’t suffice,” she said. Ms. Mayawati said that when it came to announcements, people believed that the BJP and Congress were tarred with the same brush and it was up to the Congress to change that impression. (With PTI inputs)
The India-Pakistan connection made them a global talking point at the US Open but Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi do not even consider themselves from two different nations.They were the first India-Pakistan combination to reach a Grand Slam final and their coming together and doing well at a tennis major, generated a huge interest.Even the Ambassadors from the two countries to the United Nations came together to cheer them and it was enough for media to add some political colour to the coverage, considering the two countries have fought three wars since becoming independent.Media coined terms like ‘Indo-Pak Express, Indo-Pak peace pair’ to describe their pairing but Bopanna today said he and Qureshi have never thought about the countries they belong to and their compatibility as individuals was the sole reason behind their partnership.”Qureshi and I got together because we felt that we would make a good doubles team. We know each other for so long and have a great understanding so it only made sense to play together.”We never intended on making any political statement. It is the media who gives us these tags, we never look at each other as being from different countries,” Bopanna told PTI in an interview.Asked that playing with a strong slogan such as “Stop War, Start Tennis” itself was a political statement, Bopanna said them being ambassadors for peace was the sole reason for having that message on their on-court attire.”We are just here to play tennis. We are great friends off the court and are looking to take our careers forward together. Since we are ambassadors for peace we try to spread that message through sports. We are not here to make any political statements,” he insisted. .advertisementThey brought together the two hostile nations to clap, scream and enjoy together and Bopanna said he and Qureshi would love to do more with their partnership.”Well, we want people to trust and respect each other.Sports should never be subject to religion or politics,” he said.Talking about the biggest match of their career, the Indian Davis Cupper said he and Qureshi now have the belief that they are Grand Slam material and could soon even win one.”Earlier we used to win the first set but fall of on the second set and then take the third. But now we want to win big. We focus even harder on the second set, and the entire US Open, the only sets we dropped were in the finals.”Also that we can compete at this level and we know we belong here. We just need to stay focused, work hard and we can win a Grand Slam final.”The runners-up trophy has already earned them a huge bonanza as they are now ranked world number six.”Hopefully, it will lead to many great performances and eventually take us to the No.1 spot in doubles. I am noted as a confidence player, and I am sure that this final, will help me be a more confident player and doing better.”Bopanna could have been only the fourth Indian and Qureshi first Pakistani to win a Grand Slam had they beaten the Bryan brothers — Mike and Bob — in the US Open final.They are little disappointed to miss out on history but still very much satisfied.”We are still working our way towards winning a Grand Slam. Despite the result it was a great achievement to make it to the finals. We were a bit disappointed, but looking back I think that is definitely something to be proud of,” he said.