“Urgent action” needed to tackle youths gathering and flouting public health…

first_imgLimerickNews“Urgent action” needed to tackle youths gathering and flouting public health guidelines at scenic Limerick walkwayBy David Raleigh – February 25, 2021 1197 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleMunster defence “coming together nicely” ahead of Cardiff clashNext articleLISTEN: Cian Lynch speaks about maintaining skill level during the lockdown David Raleigh WhatsApp Facebook A Limerick politician has called for “urgent action” to address groups of youths gathering at a scenic Limerick walkway and flouting public health guidelines and intimidating members of the public.Independent Councillor Frankie Daly said groups of youths have been converging at Canal Bank, Limerick, without wearing face masks and causing a disturbance.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “People do not feel safe on the Canal Bank, they feel uneasy even just going for a walk, it’s sad to say, but that’s the truth of it,” said Cllr Daly.He has been contacted by local residents complaining after youths have been gathering for the past number of weeks beneath a flyover bridge on the bank, intimidating people.Cllr Daly said a glass bottle was thrown at a female as she cycled along the bank last week and that two females, who were walking along the bank were assaulted and robbed.“It’s not the gardai’s fault, it’s a resources issue, I know a lot of gardai are out doing Covid-19 checkpoints, but urgent action is needed,” Cllr Daly said.A video recorded two weeks ago shows a large group of youths at Canal Bank gathered together not wearing masks and generally causing a disturbance to local residents.“This is causing fear for walkers and joggers an cyclists. There were two young females attacked the other night, it reminds me of the movie Fallen Down when Michael Douglas’ character is sitting by a rock and he’s ordered to pay a toll by two other men who approach him,” Cllr Daly said.“People are afraid to walk freely, there needs to be more garda visibility on the canal bank.”“These are large groups of young teenagers aged from around 14 years upwards, and they are breaking every public health rule under the sun.““It’s a huge problem when the message isn’t getting through, and we could be under lockdown for longer.”Gardai said they are to increase patrols along the walkway in response to the concerns.“Community Policing Units in Henry Street Garda Station and Mayorstone Garda Station will be increasing the number of patrols of the Canal Bank in Limerick City to prevent and detect incidents of anti-social behaviour, ensure compliance to Covid-19 Regulations and to keep the community safe,” a Garda spokesman said. Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Advertisement Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGScovid19Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

Emperor Akihito of Japan honors Joseph Nye with award

first_imgEmperor Akihito of Japan presented Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor Joseph S. Nye with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, at the Imperial Palace on Nov. 5 in recognition of his “contribution to the development of studies on Japan-U.S. security and to the promotion of the mutual understanding between Japan and the United States.”Also recognized was Harvard Professor Andrew Gordon, who received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon.Also honored from Harvard was Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies faculty Professor Andrew Gordon. Gordon received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon.The Order of the Rising Sun was established by Emperor Meiji in 1875. The Order was the first national decoration awarded by the Japanese Government. The award itself features rays of sunlight radiating from the rising sun. The attachment is shaped into a chrysanthemum.last_img read more

Alzheimer’s insights in single cells

first_imgBuilding on research reported last year, Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have succeeded in identifying the neurons that secrete the substance responsible for the plaques that build up in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients.The work has been published in the Journal of Neuroscience.Focusing on the form of the disease found in early onset Alzheimer’s, in the 2 percent of patients who develop the progressive dementia before age 65, Tracy Young-Pearse said she and colleagues now “can examine amyloid beta secretion at the single-cell level, and better understand the responses of individual cells to drugs.”“I think that could be very valuable” in developing treatments, she said.Young-Pearse, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School (HMS), said that her team’s latest work, carried out in collaboration with J. Christopher Love of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is an example of the latest advances in, and importance of, the ability to study disease processes on the level of individual cells.“We didn’t have the ability to do this until recently,” Young-Pearse said. “The amount of heterogeneity between two cells that you think are the same can actually be huge. There are incredible differences between cell types. And we finally have the ability to look at those differences on the single cell level.“Chris Love developed this great system for looking at individual immune system cells, such as B cells and T cells,” Young-Pearse said, and “he helped us apply his system to neuroscience. I’m really excited about being able to apply this to neurological disease.”Both the miniaturization and scale of the research system are massive. A single slide has 86,000 wells in it, each of which can hold a single cell for analysis.The research was supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, the W.M. Keck Foundation, and the Koch Institute.last_img read more