Councillor slams people “dumping sh*te anywhere they want”

first_imgIndependent Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig has slammed the illegal dumping of waste at a recycling site in Gaoth Dobhair.Disgusted by the illegal dumping, he asks “why do people think they have a right just to dump their sh*te anywhere they want?”People have been blaming holiday makers for the rubbish over the Bank Holiday weekend, however Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig tells Donegal Daily that responsibility must be taken for the fact that even during off-peak seasons, illegal dumping also occurs. “There’s scrap thrown over our bogs and hills as well, there is a social responsibility to clean up.“When notified, Donegal County Council do move very fast to clean it.”“We all have a responsibility to clean up – it’s up to everyone and not just the State or the Council.”A wider debate to be probed is the privatisation of waste management, which when coupled with poverty, inflames the issue of illegal dumping. “Austerity and poverty are a huge part of this. If you’re on a tight income and are faced with being charged over €10 for a bin tag or putting food on the table, you have to make decisions.“With a good tax system, the bin services should be paid via Donegal County Council.”It has also been argued that Donegal County Council should provide plastic, cardboard, and paper banks as well as glass and bottle banks in order to encourage people to recycle.Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig explains that he has been pushing for a reform in waste management for the past number of years.“Donegal County Council needs to look at other waste management models across the country and they need to invest more into it.” Moreover, he says that manufacturers also have a responsibility to reduce packaging.“Packaging is over produced to make products attractive and glossy, but responsibility has to be taken for the amount of litter it produces.”One of the most wasteful products in terms of packaging is milk, says Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig, due to the amount of plastic used to manufacture the containers.“We could think outside the box when it comes to this. We could bring our own bottle to the shop and fill up whatever we need, like vegetables where we only buy exactly what we’ll use. “There are possible and easy steps to reduce plastic production.”Donegal County Council is the first port of call for complaints from members of the public regarding littering and illegal dumping of waste through the Council’s Call Centre on 074 91 53900.Outside of Council office hours, or to complain directly to the EPA confidentially you can call the 24/7 Dump the Dumper Hotline on 1850 365 121.Councillor slams people “dumping sh*te anywhere they want” was last modified: August 10th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:GOATH DOBHAIRillegal dumpinglast_img read more

We had a good meeting he was a good dude Washi

first_img“We had a good meeting; he was a good dude,” Washington said. “Got a lot to understand about what’s going on.”Washington, 26, made the Pro Bowl last season after racking up 134 total tackles to go along with nine sacks, one interception, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. One of the best young linebackers in the NFL, his offseason was marred by the suspension as well as an arrest on domestic violence charges.His next court date is scheduled for Oct. 9, and whether or not that will lead to him missing more games remains to be seen. In the meantime, Washington, who missed practice Tuesday to go to the Big Apple, will just keep working to get his career back on track.Saying the meeting was worthwhile if only to allow the league executive see what kind of person he was off the field, all the linebacker can do is move forward. “I’m going to keep my head up, put a smile on my face and be ready to play.” – / 31 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Daryl Washington was hoping for a better result of a trip to New York to meet with NFL executives about his four-game suspension.“I thought it was a good interview in New York but I didn’t get the news I wanted to here,” the linebacker said Thursday. “I think that’s just motivation for me to come back stronger (after) these four games.”Washington, who was suspended for a quarter of the regular season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy back in April, wanted to talk with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell about the matter, but instead met with the league’s Vice President for Law and Labor Policy, Dr. Adolpho Birch. Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   center_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Novel 3D cancer model to accelerate development of new and better treatments

first_img Source: May 7 2018A scientist at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, working with local biotech company HemoShear Therapeutics, has created a three-dimensional model of a cancer tumor that he says has the potential to replicate the complex nature and behavior of a real tumor. The model will help researchers better understand the disease and accelerate the development of new and better treatments.The multicellular model also can be customized to behave like a particular patient’s tumor, so that doctors can determine how the tumor will react to different drugs. That could allow them to identify the best treatment option based on a simple biopsy.”This model enables us to understand the inner workings of tumors to systematically identify and test new ways to treat cancer,” said researcher Dan Gioeli, PhD, of UVA’s Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology and the UVA Cancer Center.Related StoriesTrends in colonoscopy rates not aligned with increase in early onset colorectal cancerLiving with advanced breast cancerStudy reveals link between inflammatory diet and colorectal cancer riskBetter Understanding CancerThe new model mimics the tumor “microenvironment” for pancreatic cancer and non-small cell lung carcinoma. It could, however, benefit the battle against many types of solid tumors, Gioeli said. The model will enable scientists to better understand how cancer takes root and how the cancer cells grow, spread and develop resistance to treatment.Gioeli’s model, made in collaboration with HemoShear, reflects the complexities of cancer by incorporating different cell types that are found in tumors. For example, it includes vascular endothelial cells, the cells that line blood vessels and are exposed to the tremendous shearing forces of blood flow.Researchers will be able to manipulate the different components of the model in a way not possible with existing methods, according to HemoShear. This should provide important insights during the development of new treatments, Gioeli said.”This model incorporates tumor hemodynamics and biological transport in a way that other tumor models do not,” he said. “We believe this model can be used for the rapid evaluation of novel precision therapies.”Cancer Model UnveiledGioeli will present the new model in Boston this week at a scientific meeting, 3D Tissue Models Oncology 2018.Gioeli has worked as senior director of cancer biology at Charlottesville-based HemoShear while on sabbatical from UVA. He has a financial stake in the company.HemoShear’s core technology was originally developed by two UVA researchers to create more accurate models of human disease for deeper understanding of how diseases develop and to discover safer and more effective drug therapies.last_img read more