Local properties receive historic preservation grants

first_imgBatesville, In. — Three local properties are among seven selected to receive grants as part of the Historic Grant Program from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.Depot Square in Batesville, Valley House Flats in Brookville and Acorn Hall in Greendale will each receive a $100,000 grant for exterior renovations. The work will include roof replacement, façade renovation, masonry restoration, window replacement and storefront upgrades.The two-year-old grant program is designed to incentivize economic development and historical preservation. All seven properties are privately owned.last_img read more

Rutherford’s 93 sparks Guyana Under-19s to victory over TT

first_img… wins also for Barbados and WindwardsBy Brij ParasnathSHERFANE Rutherford registered a superb 93 to spark Guyana Under19s to a comfortable 52-run victory over Trinidad and Tobago in their fourth round 50-overs encounter at the Stubbs playing field in St Vincent yesterday.In the other matches, Barbados made light work of the Jamaicans at the Park Hill playing field while Windward Islands hammered ICC Americas by eight wickets at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex.Batting first, Guyana amassed 229 for 6 in their allotted 50 overs with Rutherford being the principal scorer with a match-winning 93 that was studded with four sixes and three fours off 140 balls.He shared a 38-run third-wicket stand with Bhaskar Yadram (17) and 124-run fifth-wicket partnership with Raymond Perez who made 55 that contained two sixes and three fours off 68 balls. Ronaldo Ali Mohammed was unbeaten on 22 (2x6s and 1×4 off 9 balls).Jarlanie Seales (9-0-37-2) and Jonathan Bootan (7-1-34-2) were the main wicket-takers for T&T.In reply, Trinidad and Tobago were bundled out for 177 in 44 overs. Joshua da Silva topscored with 73 while Seales contributed 41.Kheshram Seyhodan (10-0-32-3), Marlon Hubbard (9-0-33-3), Rutherford (6-1-26-1) and Keemo Paul (7-0-29-1) were Guyana’s wicket-takers.Jamaica were dismissed for 121 in 33.4 overs with Javelle Glenn and Michael Frew getting 26 each. Joshua Bishop was the chief destroyer and finished with excellent figures of 9.4-0-36-6.Shian Brathwaite was undefeated on 41 when Barbados romped to victory at 122 for 4 in 31.1 overs.Emmanuel Stewart and Alick Athanaze were unbeaten on 57 each when Windwards celebrated a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over ICC Americas who batted first and made only 165 for 5 in their 50 overs (Arslan Khan 86, Sagar Patel 23). Windwards scored 168 for 2 off 30.4 overs.last_img read more

Real Madrid Draws Dortmund, Spurs in Group Stage

first_imgThe record 12-time European champions also take on Apoel of Cyprus in a testing Group H that will see Gareth Bale face Spurs for the first time since leaving for Real in a then world record deal in 2013.“We are the holders so there is always an extra motivation for the teams you face. It won’t be easy at all, we’ll need to play well and find our best form,” said Real spokesman and former striker Emilio Butragueno.“We’ve played a lot of times against Borussia Dortmund recently and know how good they are. Tottenham have shown in the past years in the Premier League they are a very strong team.”Tottenham forward Harry Kane said he was excited to line up against the defending champions.“It’s a great draw. You expect to play the best in Europe in the Champions League and it’s exciting for us. We look forward to these games. You want to test yourself against the best and Real Madrid are the best at the moment,” said Kane.Barcelona beat Juventus 3-1 in the 2015 final but the Spanish club has endured a difficult month with Neymar departing for Paris Saint-Germain in a mammoth 222-million-euro ($261 million) deal.They will also come up against Greek champions Olympiakos and Sporting Lisbon in a competitive Group D.“It is a high level group with four historic teams. We will be fighting against a well known rival in Juventus and the games against them will condition our chances in the group,” said Barca general manager Pep Segura.Juventus Director General Beppe Marotta said Barca were a weaker side following the record-breaking sale of Neymar.“Missing a player like Neymar weighs heavily. We’ll have to see how they intend to replace him. But Barcelona remain a top quality side with great individual players,” Marotta told Italia 1.Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti will be reacquainted with old faces in Paris in a Group B that also features Celtic and Anderlecht.“It’s an exciting group with some great teams and Paris at the top,” said the Italian.“It’s a nice story for me to meet my former club again. As everybody knows, Celtic get incredible support from their fans. And Anderlecht can not be underestimated as Belgian champions.”PSG coach Unai Emery, looking to mastermind a much deeper run after last year’s spectacular collapse against Barca, expects his side to join Bayern in the last 16.“Bayern Munich are a very strong side. We will be the two favourites. After there are two teams who are going to want to create a surprise,” said Emery.Chelsea, one of a record five English teams to qualify for the group phase, will meet Atletico Madrid in Group C as well as Roma and Qarabag, the first side from Azerbaijan to reach this stage of the competition.Jose Mourinho will return to Portugal with Manchester United after his team was placed in Group A with Benfica, CSKA Moscow and Basle.Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are in Group F alongside Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk, Napoli and Feyenoord while Liverpool will play Spartak Moscow, Sevilla and Maribor in Group E.“There are groups with Barcelona, Bayern, Juventus and Real Madrid, and not to get them is of course more good than bad,” said Klopp.French champions Monaco, who reached last season’s semifinals, face Porto, Besiktas and debutants RB Leipzig in Group G.The opening round of matches will be played September 12-13.GROUP ABenficaMan UnitedFC BaselCSKA MoscowGROUP BBayern MunichPSGAnderlechtCelticGROUP CChelseaAtletico MadridAS RomaQarabagGROUP DJuventusBarcelonaOlympiakosSporting LisbonGROUP ESpartak MoscowSevillaLiverpoolMariborGROUP FShakhtar DonetskMan CityNapoliFeyenoordGROUP GMonacoPortoBesiktasRB LeipzigGROUP HReal MadridDortmundTottenhamApoel NicosiaShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram CHAMPIONS LEAGUECup holders Real Madrid will face Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur in the UEFA Champions League group stage while five-time winners Barcelona were thursday drawn with last season’s runners-up Juventus.Zinedine Zidane’s side is chasing a third successive European title and fourth in five seasons after demolishing Italian champions Juventus 4-1 in Cardiff in June.last_img read more

RANDOX DUNGLOE IN €25 BOWEL CANCER TEST BREAKTHROUGH

first_imgSCIENTISTS at Randox in Dungloe have developed a €25 bowel cancer test kit, the company has announced.The new blood test will spot bowel cancer at earliest stage and the simple check will ID cancer missed by existing screening.The kit also removed the need for ‘unpleasant’ faecal screen. Bowel cancer is Ireland’s second biggest cancer killer and Donegal scientists have been at the heart of research.On average 79 people in Donegal diagnosed with bowel cancer per year.The new test could save thousands of lives by spotting the disease at the earliest possible opportunity. The simple check will pick up on antibodies in the blood, produced as the body reacts to the onset of bowel cancer.The collaboration between researchers from the Biomedical Diagnostics Institute at Dublin City University and Dongeal biotech firm Randox Teoranta, promises that the new test will be a significant breakthrough in the diagnosis of bowel cancer and could be available for widespread use by the end of next year. Each year almost 2,500 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer, with 1,000 dying from it; making bowel cancer the second most common cause of cancer death in Ireland.  To address this, a nationwide Bowel Screen initiative has been rolled out to check those between the ages of 60-69, thought to be at high risk.  This screening involves testing traces of blood in stool samples.Drawbacks associated with this method, known as Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT), include low sensitivity, which means early stage disease is not detected in a rapid or reliable way.  In addition, the nature of the sample required for these tests has resulted in worryingly low levels of patient uptake.  The new blood test will do away with the need for FOBT and will prevent unnecessary and costly colonoscopies for people without the disease.Professor Richard O’Kennedy, Scientific Director of BDI said: “Typically patients who experience the symptoms of bowel cancer may visit their doctor.  This new, quick and non-invasive test will help in identifying patients with bowel cancer earlier, so they are sent for colonoscopy and thus treated more effectively.“Survival rates from bowel cancer are closely associated with the stage at diagnosis.  More than half of people with bowel cancer are diagnosed in the later stages, requiring more complex treatment, with a poorer chance of survival.  The aim of this new test is to find the cancer at the earliest possible stage, when it is easier to treat, improving outcomes for patients.”The new test will be implemented on Randox’s proprietary Biochip Array Technology detection platform.  Randox Teoranta Managing Director, Dr Peter FitzGerald said: “The potential here is quite revolutionary, while bowel cancer is a very serious illness – early diagnosis leads to improved survival.  If bowel cancer is found early, the growth is typically small and can be removed, leaving the person healthy and needing less treatment. “In addition bowel cancer places considerable burden on our healthcare system.  Stage 3 bowel cancer treatment costs are estimated at more than €45k per patient, with Stage 1 treatment €18,550 – less than half, if we can catch this cancer early and treat it early, then the economic benefit will be considerable.”Dr Sinéad Walsh, Acting Head of Research at the Irish Cancer Society, which is the largest voluntary funder of cancer research in Ireland said: “We are very excited by the results of this research as it will help us move another step forward in our strategy towards a future without cancer.“The earlier bowel cancer can be detected the better the outcome for patients.  This coupled with the ability to personalise treatments for bowel cancer patients, will contribute to better outcomes for people with bowel cancer.”Dr. Conor Burke, Associate Director of the BDI commented: “This project is an excellent example of the translational research agenda of the BDI and its commitment to the realisation of commercial and societal impact through innovation in diagnostics. “One of our primary goals is the creation of value for indigenous Irish diagnostics companies through our research and we look forward to working with Randox on realising the significant commercial and healthcare-related potential of this screening test.”The collaboration is funded by Enterprise Ireland and Randox.  Initial work was supported by Science Foundation Ireland and carried out at Dublin City University and the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland and Beaumont Hospital. The inputs of Dr. Gregor Kijanka, Dr. Julie-Anne O’ Reilly, Dr. Barry Byrne and Professors Elaine Kay and Dermot Kenny were vital in developing this research.RANDOX DUNGLOE IN €25 BOWEL CANCER TEST BREAKTHROUGH was last modified: February 5th, 2015 by John2Share 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:bowel cancerdungloerandoxRANDOX TEOlast_img read more