A protest march against water charges will take place in Dungloe this Saturday.Brid O’Donnell is asking people to don their Santa hats for a water charge protest in Dungloe this Saturday.Brigid O’Donnell from Can’t Pay Won’t Pay, who attended last week’s large protest in Dublin, has called on the people of the area to come out and show that they will not accept water charges in any form.“Quite a few of us from the area went up to Dublin last week and were part of the huge movement which brought the city centre to a standstill”, she said. “We wanted to keep the momentum going, so when we got back we decided to organise a local protest. There hasn’t been a protest in Dungloe yet, so we wanted to give the people of the area a chance to have their say. Whether in Dublin or Dungloe our message is clear: we will not accept water charges and we will not pay them.”She added that her own area has been very badly hit by the years of austerity.“These charges will only take more money out of the local economy and makes things worse. The time has come to stand up and tell the government we cannot give any more. No one has been fooled by their recent climbdown and we well know that If we allow the charges to come in, they will only be increased in future years.”“In January they will begin charging again and we must be prepared to show that we are very serious in our intention to boycott the charges. That is why I am calling on people to support the protest on Saturday. I know it is close to Christmas and it’s a very busy time of year for everyone, but I think people will support what we are trying to do. It will only take an hour or so of your time and will be well worth it if it contributes to getting rid of water charges. ” She is also asking people to bring their placards and their SANTA HAT if you have one!The protest starts at 1pm and the organisers say that in keeping with all Can’t Pay Won’t Pay events, only non-party political placards and banners are welcome. SANTA HATS AT THE READY FOR DONEGAL WATER PROTEST THIS SATURDAY! was last modified: December 17th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:donegaldungloeprotestwater charges
Researchers discover the initial stages of the folding mechanism of membrane proteins © 2019 Science X Network Journal information: Journal of the American Chemical Society Explore further To induce spontaneous folding, the researchers added saltwater. They note that their molecule needed a nucleobase to form the macrocycle, but others, such as guanine or adenine, would work equally well. They next plan to work with the molecule they created to learn how to modify its self-assembly properties to create designer macrocycles in the future. They also note that their process demonstrates that folding molecules might have played a role in the beginning of life on Earth at an earlier stage than has been thought. Core part of the foldamer, showing five stacks of three phenyl rings connected by disulfide bonds. Credit: Bin Liu, University of Groningen Top view of the central cavity of the folded molecule. Credit: Bin Liu, University of Groningen In nature, there are a number of proteins that fold spontaneously to carry out various functions. But misfolding can lead to problems, such as the development of neurological diseases. Scientists have been interested in such folding not only because it might help in understanding human ailments, but because it might be relevant to understanding how life began on Earth. In this new effort, the researchers sought to replicate the folding seen in nature by building their own spontaneously folding molecules.The researchers report that they achieved their goal—they found a way to create a self-assembling, self-folding molecule called a macrocycle. More specifically, a 15mer macrocycle made up of 75 atoms. To achieve the folding, the molecule was formed in the shape of a ring. The researchers note that the end result (called a foldamer) had a hydrophilic surface and a hydrophobic core, which they note mirrors the structure of naturally occurring folding proteins. They further note that the foldamer was held together by hydrogen bonds, the interaction between ring stacking and a disulfide bridge. The molecule also had a third tiled structure made of stacks of rings. More information: Bin Liu et al. Complex Molecules that Fold like Proteins Can Emerge Spontaneously, Journal of the American Chemical Society (2018). DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b11698Press release Citation: Researchers make complex molecule that spontaneously folds like a protein (2019, January 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-01-complex-molecule-spontaneously-protein.html In biology, folded proteins are responsible for most advanced functions. These complex proteins are the result of evolution or design by scientists. Now, a team of scientists led by University of Groningen Professor of Systems Chemistry, Sijbren Otto, have discovered a new class of complex folding molecules that emerge spontaneously from simple building blocks. The results were published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society on 16 January.A team of researchers from the Netherlands, Italy and Poland has developed a way to make complex molecules that spontaneously fold like proteins. In their paper published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, the group describes their approach to manipulating molecules in useful ways, what they discovered, and the ways they believe their results might be used. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Kolkata: Two separate incidents of fire took place in the city on Saturday afternoon with no casualties or injuries being reported.A fire broke out at the second floor of an old two-storeyed building on Elliot Road on Saturday triggering panic among the residents of the building at the time of the incident. Five fire tenders were pressed into action and the situation was brought under control after nearly two hours.Some of the locals spotted smoke billowing out of a room situated on the second floor of the building that lacked any fire fighting mechanism. The matter was immediately reported to the fire brigade. The fire fighters initially faced difficulties to spot the source as thick black smoke had already covered the area. Senior police officers also rushed to the spot. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe traffic movement through Elliot Road was restricted for a couple of hours. A disaster management team also swung into action to bring the situation under control.According to the police, the second floor of the building houses a few private offices. The employees fled the building after a fire alarm was triggered by the locals. According to preliminary investigation, the fire officials suspect that the old building had no fire safety mechanism in place and steps will be taken against the owners if any lapses are found. The cause of the fire and extent of the damage are yet to be ascertained.In another incident, a fire broke out from the meter box of a multi-storeyed building on Sambhunath Pandit Street on Saturday afternoon. Three fire tenders extinguished the flames which might have been caused due to an electrical short circuit. A probe has been initiated.