Ramelton mast concerns heighten after planning application is lodged

first_imgThe planning process has formally started for the erection of a controversial 30metre telecoms mast in Drumonaghan Wood in Ramelton.But some local residents are fearful about the proposals due to a ‘lack of transparency’ on the impact the mast may have on the locality.Cignal Infrastructure Ltd formally lodged the planning application with Donegal County Council on Friday to seek permission to erect a new 30m multi-user telecommunications support structure. The mast would be located within a security compound in the woods and surrounded by a 2.4m high palisade fence. It comes as independent company Cignal last year revealed that they are investing €25M into building telecoms infrastructure in Ireland to improve broadband and mobile coverage blackspots in rural areas.Cllr Ian McGarvey attempted to bring an emergency motion to the Letterkenny-Milford District meeting yesterday to discuss the proposed mast in Ramelton.However, he was told that the motion could not be discussed.“The motion is in relation to a current planning application that is before the council,” said Liam Ward, Director of Services. “Any discussion could be determined prejudicial to the consideration of the planning application and should not happen.”An online petition is also underway calling on the council to oppose the development.The public has five weeks to make written submissions on the application to the planning authority.Ramelton mast concerns heighten after planning application is lodged was last modified: September 17th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

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Cell Division Involves “Vast Array of Molecules and Processes”

first_imgScientists continue to probe the roles of individual proteins in the symphony of molecules involved in cell division.  An article on Science Daily discussed work at Rockefeller University to understand one such protein named PRC1 that acts as a kind of molecular foreman for spindle orientation.  The opening paragraph is the notable part: Just before a cell divides into two – the basic act of reproducing life – the cellular environment must be exquisitely prepared.  The exact timing and localization of the vast array of molecules and processes involved in duplicating chromosomes and separating the offspring from the parent is one of the basic wonders of biology and is at the core of both healthy living and diseases such as cancer, which arise when the process goes awry.The article made no mention of evolution, except to hint that it hasn’t occurred with PRC1: “Scientists have known that PRC1, for ‘Protein Regular [sic; Regulator] of Cytokines 1,’ is required in yeast, plants and humans for linking together the polymers that make up spindles, called microtubules, in a specific orientation.”Looks like it will be a great year for intelligent design science, now that the fogma has been clearing from the Darwin Bicentennial for a year now.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Developers Betting on Android for Long-Term Success, Says Survey

first_imgTags:#Apple#Google#mobile#NYT#Trends#web What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces sarah perez Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology A recent survey of 2,733 mobile application developers has shed new light on the so-called Apple vs. Google battle that’s taking place in the smartphone industry, pitting Apple’s dominant iPhone/iPad operating system (iOS) against Google’s mobile operating system, Android. The survey, conducted by mobile app development company Appcelerator, asked a representative sample of its 51,000 customers to weigh the pros and cons of both the Apple and Google mobile platforms, among other things. According to the findings, developers view Apple’s near-term outlook favorably, given its App Store, large market share and device line up. However, it’s Android’s adaptability as a platform that had developers pegging the OS as the best bet for long-term success. Near-Term Dominance Makes Apple Number One Pick… For Now It should come as no surprise that developers overwhelming picked Apple’s iOS (formerly iPhone OS) mobile platform for near-term success, given its market dominance. But when asked for more details, 69% of developers said that Android’s potential for long-term success was greater due to its ability to extend to other devices, including tablets, e-Readers and set-top boxes. Appcelerator positioned this battle as one between “near-term momentum” and “long-term dominance,” but there’s a flip side to the fight which wasn’t fully considered: the battle of the cons between the two platforms, which was a survey question that was left, for the most part, unexamined. When reporting on the downsides to the two dominant OSs, developers said that Apple’s worst “con” was its closed and controlling nature. iPhone (and iPod/iPad) applications aren’t immediately accepted into the iTunes Application Store – they’re “curated.” Or at least that’s how Apple CEO Steve Jobs describes it, referring to the company’s complex app approval processes and lengthy developer agreements that describe, in detail, what Apple mobile apps may and may not do. And Apple changes its terms with alarming regularly, often to shut out competitors like Adobe and Google, the former whose iPhone app creation tool has been banned, and the latter whose mobile advertising venture competes with Apple’s newly launched iAd program.On the flip side, when it comes to Android, developers who were asked about the OS’s downside came up with one major concern: fragmentation. Not only are there multiple versions of the OS out there, there are a plethora of form factors as well. LG alone announced it’ll have 20 Android phones by year-end, noted Scott Schwarzhoff, Appcelerator’s VP of marketing, and even Google itself is porting Android to other platforms, most notably Google TV. In the end, the battle may not be a case of which is better (near-term dominance or long-term success) but which is worse: a closed and controlled ecosystem or a fragmented one?Other Findings: Tablet Interest Growing RapidlyIn addition, the survey found growing interest in the tablet form factor among developers in terms of application development. In particular, interest in the iPad increased by 26 points since the prior quarterly survey to 84%, ranking it number two behind the iPhone. Android tablets, meanwhile, came in fourth at 62%. Other platforms, including Blackberry, Windows Phone 7, Palm’s webOS, Symbian, Meego and Kindle remained 30 points or more behind the platform leaders, iPhone, iPad, Android phones and Android tablets. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement For more findings, including details on other platforms, iPhone 4 interest and insight into developer mindset in large organizations, you can read through the remainder of the survey here.last_img read more

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Milind Deora ignores Sanjay Nirupam’s jibes, says party bigger than individual

first_imgFaced with a barrage of criticism from his predecessor Sanjay Nirupam, former Mumbai Congress president Milind Deora turned the other cheek on Monday. ‘Unpleasant and unwarranted commentary’, he said, should be ignored. “A party and its ideals are bigger than an individual. Some unpleasant and unwarranted commentary from certain quarters should be ignored,” said Mr. Deora in a statement issued on Monday evening.Unpleasant scenes have accompanied Mr. Deora’s appointment as well as departure, with Mr. Nirupam criticising him over his idea to appoint a three-member committee to run the Mumbai Congress till the Assembly elections. “The idea to appoint a three-member committee to run Mumbai Congress in place of (a party) president is not at all appropriate. It will ruin the party further,” tweeted Mr Nirupam.He ridiculed Mr. Deora over his hints at undertaking an important responsibility at the national level. “Resignation (usually) comes with sacrifice. But here, a national-level position is being demanded. Is this a resignation or a ladder to climb? The party should be wary of such ‘devoted’ leaders,” he said.Mr. Deora, however, said he was humbled by the affection and support he received after his resignation, and asked party workers to keep up the good work. The Congress’s vote share in Mumbai rose by 5%, he said. It was proved in the Lok Sabha elections that party workers can work unitedly for all Mumbaikars and earnestly pursue their support to build an inclusive Mumbai, he said. “We have re-established Mumbai Congress as a party for all Mumbaikars and this is a great beginning to build on,” said the statement.last_img read more

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Manalang nets 40 as new recruits help AMA post 1st victory

first_imgRead Next James Martinez marked his AMA return with 18 markers, Genmar Bragais poured 17 points, seven rebounds, and five assists, and Rocky Antonares had 12 markers and 12 boards in the win as new signees Arvin Tolentino and Kyles Lao made their debut for the club.The Titans, however, almost lost the game after leading by as much as 28 points as Cedric de Joya, Cedric Ablaza, and Jerome Garcia helped the Generals fight back and trim the deficit to as low as two, 95-93 in the final 11.0 seconds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMartinez could only muster a split from the foul line to keep the door open for Batangas-EAC in the last 9.9 ticks, but Earvin Mendoza and Garcia both muffed their attempts to force overtime.“Maybe the players just got tired,” said coach Mark Herrera. “But we got players who can score. At least now, we have options where we can go in our games.” Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH AMA Online Education improved to 1-3, while Batangas-EAC suffered its fourth straight defeat.De Joya led the Generals with 21 points, Ablaza added a double-double of 17 markers and 12 boards, while Garcia got 15 points, four rebounds, and four assists in the loss.The Scores:AMA ONLINE EDUCATION 96 — Manalang 40, Martinez 18, Bragais 17, Antonares 12, Tolentino 6, Lao 3, Escalambre 0, Garcia 0, Jordan 0, Matillano 0, Porter 0.BATANGAS-EAC 93 — De Joya 21, Ablaza 17, Garcia 15, E. Mendoza 11, Diego 10, Laude 6, Bautista 4, Dela Peña 3, Maguliano 2, J. Mendoza 2, Tampoc 2, Martin 0, Neri 0.ADVERTISEMENT Quarters: 26-8, 52-26, 71-58, 96-93. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Controversial Mila’s Lechon pulls out from D-League View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH PBA IMAGESRobbie Manalang remained a force to reckon with as AMA Online Education finally ended its drought after holding off Batangas-EAC, 96-93, for its first win in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Monday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.Manalang, the former Adamson playmaker, continued to sizzle in his second game for the Titans, finishing with a conference-high 40 points on 8-of-16 shooting from three in a game where coach Mark Herrera unveiled his new recruits in hopes of ending their dry spell.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerslast_img read more

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Hazard returns to Chelsea line-up

first_imgUEFA Champions League Chelsea team news: Hazard returns to line-up for Atletico clash Goal Last updated 2 years ago 01:53 28/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Antonio Conte, Chelsea Getty UEFA Champions League Chelsea Atlético Madrid v Chelsea Atlético Madrid The Belgian attacker will start in the Champions League encounter after being used off the bench against Stoke City on Saturday Eden Hazard has returned to the Chelsea line-up for the Blues’ Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid, while Gary Cahill also comes back in after being benched in the last game. The Belgium captain makes his second start of the season and his most high profile on after previously only starting in the League Cup against Nottingham Forest. Hazard 13/5 to score v Atletico Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Chelsea have also switched to a more conservative formation as they line up in a 3-5-2 system with their captain returning in place of Antonio Rudiger. David Luiz is back in the team for Andreas Christensen as his suspension doesn’t count in European competitions. Alvaro Morata will be hoping to continue his good form after a hat-trick at the weekend against Stoke and Chelsea have a strong bench, with Pedro making the squad despite his minor injury. Chelsea XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Bakayoko, Alonso; Fabregas, Hazard; MorataSubstitutes: Caballero, Rudiger, Christensen, Zappacosta, Willian, Pedro, BatshuayiChelsea line uplast_img read more

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