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first_imgLetterkenny Community Heirtage Group will launch their DVD on Donegals connection with the 1916 Rising in the Station House Hotel at 8pm on Friday night next.The DVD will which tells the story of Joseph Sweeney from Burtonport who fought alongside his cousins Connor and Eunan McGinley whose father hailed from nearby Glenswilly.Admission to the launch is free and light refreshments will be served,copies of the DVD which include unseen footage will be on sale and guest speakers will be in attendance and everyone is welcome.DONEGAL’S RISING CONNECTION TO BE UNVEILED IN UNIQUE DVD was last modified: March 6th, 2016 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:DVDHERITAHE GROUPletterkennylast_img read more

first_imgDungloe GAA News:B’ iad 2, 3, 15 agus 19 na huimhireacha lotto a tarraingíodh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus bhuaigh Stewart Keegan, Middle Dore, Bunbeg an crannchur €1900.Bhuaigh na daoine seo a leanas €20 an duine; Mary Boyle, County Lane, Maggie Boyle (T) Burtonport, Daniel Boyle, Diamond, Sean mc Garvey, Ranafast, agus Sean Brennan, Drimlaughdrid. Bhuaigh Laura Kessack, Keadue, €150. Bhuaigh Kate mc Cole, Sheskinarone agus Johnnie Mc Gee, Dore, €100 an duine ag an bingo.The Under 10 hurlers took part in the first round of the under 10 Donegal indoor hurling blitz at the weekend. They played St. Eunans, Letterkenny Gaels and Gweedore . The team was managed by Antrim man Paul mc Nally. The team was Conal Ferry, Patrick O’ Donnell, Michael O’ Donnell, John O’ Sullivan, Odhran Mulligan and Jack Treacey. Congrats to the parents who travelled on a cold morning, to Paul who organised the blitz and to the players who done the club proud! Well done lads!The Dungloe ladies team resumed training last Saturday; new members are welcome to attend in the coming weeks.A coaching course organised by Donegal GAA – “A Foundation Level course”, for new coaches will be held in Ardara on Friday the 6th and Saturday the 7th of February. If anyone is interested can they please contact John Ward on 0866036406.  GAA NEWS: DUNGLOE U10 HURLERS PERFORM WELL IN INDOOR BLITZ COMPETITION was last modified: February 3rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:dungloeGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

first_imgLarge crowds turned out in support of a busy fundraising weekend at Teach Ruairí in Gortahork last weekend.Several events were held in memory of the late Hugo Breslin of Baltoney to raise an amazing €18,502 for the Donegal Hospice.Over Saturday and Sunday, locals enjoyed events such as a tractor run, a draw and charity head shave by Antoin Mulhern. The fundraising committee are very grateful to all who donated prizes, gave donations and contributed in any way. May Mulhern from Donegal Hospice was presented the final cheque on Sunday night by Kathleen Breslin, mother of Hugo Breslin who passed away in March of this year in Donegal Hospice.See photos from the weekend at Teach Ruairi below, by photographer Sarah Sayers:  A few close shaves and clowns… but Hospice fundraiser is a huge success – Picture Special was last modified: October 29th, 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

Live updates: Chiefs beat sloppy Raiders 35-3

December 20, 2019 | zelepmlo | No Comments

first_imgGet live updates, news and analysis Sunday at 1:25 p.m. when the Raiders take on the Chiefs in Kansas City in their season finale.The Raiders (4-11) have little to play for except pride and the opportunity to ruin the Chiefs’ hopes of clinching the No. 1 seed and homefield advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. Kansas City (11-4), though, has lost its last two games, and may be susceptible to an upset.Oakland … Click HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.last_img

Cells Optimize Their Tasks

December 19, 2019 | zelepmlo | No Comments

first_imgThe key to design in manufacturing is optimization – hitting the “sweet spot” between competing interests.  It’s not always possible to have all the elements of a product be ideal.  A laptop computer, for instance, can’t have an extra-large monitor and simultaneously have long battery life and compact design.  A muscle car cannot be expected to have the best gas mileage.  In the heyday of “faster, better, cheaper” spacecraft, engineers often joked, “pick any two.”  In the same way, living cells have to optimize their operations.  A couple of recent papers explore how they find that sweet spot.Efficiency vs accuracy:  A paper in PNAS reported, “Genetic code translation displays a linear trade-off between efficiency and accuracy of tRNA selection.”1  Johansson, Zhang and Ehrenberg found “a simple, linear trade-off between efficiency of cognate codon reading and accuracy of tRNA selection.  The maximal accuracy was highest for the second codon position and lowest for the third.”  At the start of the paper, they acknowledged the competing forces: “Translation of the ancient and universal genetic code into protein on ribosomes requires precise mRNA decoding by aminoacyl-tRNAs (aa-tRNAs) and rapid formation of nascent peptide chains.”  A cell needs speed and accuracy.  How does it find the sweet spot between them, given that there are limitations of space and time?  In the transfer-RNA (tRNA) case, the matching (anticodon) end has to find the right (cognate) codon end within time constraints.  The authors state, “Codon reading by aa-tRNAs ultimately relies on the specificity of cognate in relation to noncognate codon–anticodon interactions, but two ribosome-dependent specificity enhancements greatly improve mRNA decoding.”Ribosome animation, courtesy of Illustra Media.That’s right; there are two downstream proofreading mechanisms to make sure the matching was done right: “the ribosome enhances the accuracy of codon reading by a twostep mechanism in which initial codon selection by a tRNA is followed by a proofreading step.”  Amazing.  In short, speed is achieved by the tRNA matching up initially with its cognate, but mechanisms in the ribosome during translation clean up any mistakes.  The authors looked for optimization here.  They explored the “maximal possible discrimination between a cognate and a noncognate codon–anticodon interaction: the ‘d value’,” and came up with some tentative numbers that will require further elaboration.  In conclusion, they ascribed the remarkable optimization to evolution: “Finally, we propose that quantitative estimates of the d values of the genetic code in conjunction with the remarkably simple efficiency-accuracy trade-off revealed by the present experiments will clarify how the accuracy in living cells has been evolutionarily tuned for maximal fitness of growing bacteria.”A stitch in time:  As the time-worn proverb attests, you can avoid nine stitches later by doing one stitch at the right time.  Ask the “DNA mismatch repair” team, known as MMR.  According to PhysOrg, in eukaryotic cells, “DNA mismatch repair happens only during a brief window of opportunity.”  Work at UC San Diego showed that “newly replicated DNA produces a temporary signal for 10 to 15 minutes after replication which helps identify it as new – and thus a potential subject for MMR.”  This means that the MMR team gets notified early on when a DNA strand has been copied, so that mistakes can be repaired when they are fresh – a stitch in time that might avoid catastrophe later, like cancer or programmed cell death.  “How eukaryotes identify the newly synthesized strand of DNA is a mystery that has persisted for at least 30 years,” said Christopher Putnam at UC San Diego. “These findings really change our ideas of how MMR works.”It’s a cinch:  Watching cell division through a high-school light microscope is like watching a football game from a blimp.  There’s so much more going on down there.  One of the critical components of cell division is the “contractile ring,” a protein structure that forms around the center of the dividing cell that virtually cinches down the midpoint (the cleavage furrow), something like a cable tie wrapped around a balloon, forcing it into two lobes.  Ann Miller [U of Michigan] described the construction and function of the contractile ring in Current Biology.2  Like the MMR example mentioned above, the contractile ring has to get formed at the right time, and has limited time to complete its function.  If you care about preventing birth defects and tumors, you’ll be glad the cell takes great pains to get it right:The formation of the contractile ring must be regulated with spatial and temporal precision to ensure that the cleavage furrow is positioned properly and the chromosomes and organelles are distributed equally to each daughter cell. Successful execution of cytokinesis is necessary during development as well as for maintenance of adult tissues.Asked how the cell positions the contractile ring properly, Miller said, “the cell ingeniously uses the microtubules of the mitotic spindle to perform both the physical separation of the chromosomes and the specification of the contractile ring.”  She lists a whole squad of proteins and complexes that get involved.  But what if the ring starts forming too soon?  No worries: “The temporal control of contractile ring assembly is regulated by mitotic kinases to ensure that the contractile ring is initiated only after anaphase onset once the chromosomes have separated.”The view from the blimp is too crude.  You have to get down and dirty to understand the game.  At the level of cellular machines, how does the ring cinch down the middle of the cell?  According to the “purse-string model,” there are teams of molecular winches, myosin-2 motors, that generate force by walking along two microtubule strands in opposite directions.  Actually, Miller explains, the picture is even more complicated. “Studies in mammalian cells and yeast suggest that the contractile ring is a dynamic structure in which F-actin and myosin-2 are continuously assembled and turned over.”  Not only is the contractile ring progressively disassembled as it constricts, it “may be organized in discrete contractile modules that are arrayed in series around the ring such that cells with a larger circumference have more contractile modules, and thus the rate of constriction is proportional to the initial circumference of the ring.”  Much remains to be learned about this amazing process.1. Johansson, Zhang and Ehrenberg, “Genetic code translation displays a linear trade-off between efficiency and accuracy of tRNA selection,” PNAS December 21, 2011, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1116480109.2. Anne L. Miller, “Quick Guide: The contractile ring,” Current Biology Volume 21, Issue 24, R976-R978, 20 December 2011, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2011.10.044.These are wonderful discoveries coming to light, using ordinary observational science.  As Johansson et al. showed the evolution-talk is non-essential to the science.  It is stated as an object of faith.  Darwin’s theory neither predicted nor explained the discoveries, and is actually an impediment to further understanding.  It takes intelligent design, not undirected processes, to optimize a system.(Visited 26 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Gautrain opts for Benz feeder buses

December 19, 2019 | zelepmlo | No Comments

first_img17 July 2009The Bombela Concession Company has awarded the contract to supply 125 buses for Gautrain’s dedicated bus feeder fleet to Mercedes-Benz South Africa.The dedicated feeder and distribution bus service was a critical part of the Gautrain system as it provided an alternative to cars as a mode of access to Gautrain stations, according to Bombela CEO Jerome Govender, who expressed his confidence that Mercedes-Benz would deliver on time.Low-entry busesThe Mercedes-Benz 0500U 1726 low-entry buses have been selected to service the Gautrain. The low-entry design makes accessibility easy for wheel-chair users, young children and the elderly.These buses have a 35 to 45 seat configuration with standing capacity of approximately 17 passengers.The fleet will initially comprise 125 buses which will together cover the nearly 430km of bus routes and travel nearly 26 000km every day. It is expected to be delivered in 2010.The bus chassis will be assembled from knock-down kits on a dedicated assembly line at the Mercedes-Benz plant in East London, while the bodies will be built by Busmark 2000/Caio at their plant in Randfontein.Busmark 2000/Caio have a long standing successful partnership with the Mercedes-Benz Bus division and together these companies have supplied a significant proportion of South Africa’s luxury bus fleet.Gautrain bus fleetThe Gautrain bus fleet will operate on approximately 36 routes from nine of the ten Gautrain stations, the exception being OR Tambo International Airport.Fare payment will be completely cashless as passengers will access the bus service using the same contactless smart cards used to access the train service and station car parks. Each bus will be connected by radio to the Gautrain’s bus operational control centre and will also feature continuous satellite tracking.Reliable, efficient mobilityMercedes-Benz South Africa chairman Hansgeorg Niefer said they were delighted to be part of the new dimension in the public transport sector which would put South Africa on par with the rest of the world.“It is with a great deal of pride that we value this opportunity of providing reliable and efficient mobility,” he said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

T5 Klettersteig caching in Austria

December 17, 2019 | zelepmlo | No Comments

first_imgT5 Klettersteig caching in Austria and of course the Seattle SoundersThis blog post was written by geocaching superwoman and Geocaching HQ employee, Annie Love.Geocaching can vary around the world. It also varies for individual cachers. Sure, the concept is the same. Use coordinates to find a location, search until you make the find, open the container, sign the log, make trades, then replace the container. Repeat as often as the heart desires, or as often as the obsession requires.I recently posted about finding a T5 geocache in my flip flops on my personal Facebook wall. Many of my geocaching friends around the world think I’m incredibly silly (or just plain stupid) for geocaching in my flip-flops, but I do it anyway. The T5 geocaches I’ve searched out this year in my flip flops were only accessible via boat/kayak, so my choice in caching footwear made perfect sense up to that point. But that recently changed.At the end of the summer, I attended the Meeting Friends Mega in Switzerland and the Great Moravia Giga in Czechia. Since I knew I’d be near Munich, Germany for the events, I contacted some local geocaching friends. Christian (Monsterbox) and David (dadida) were up for taking me on an adventure in their geocaching backyard (which spans to Austria). This wouldn’t be any typical caching adventure though. It would be a pretty legit T5. “Real” shoes would be necessary.Annie (Love), David (dadida), and Christian (Monsterbox)The plan was to find Huterlaner GC329QE. Known as a Klettersteig cache (also known as Via Ferrata), reaching ground zero would require special equipment. With a harness and a set of carabiners we would need to climb via fixed steel cables and iron bar steps about 200 meters (656 feet) straight up the mountain along the edge of the Austrian town of Mayrhofen. For someone who was never interested in rock climbing outside a climbing gym, this was a new challenge. I don’t have a fear of heights, but I do have a fear of falling. Basically, if I wasn’t using a harness and fell, I’d fall 200 meters down the mountain. Ouch! Luckily Klettersteig is a very safe form of climbing where you always have at least one carabiner connecting your harness to a thick steel cable. This put my mind at ease.Klettersteig is considered a safe form of climbingDavid, Christian, and I took off on a beautiful drive through the Alps to Mayrhofen. We arrived at the trailhead parking lot and put on our harnesses. My heart was racing, but I was excited. This was just the adrenaline rush I needed! Christian went first, I was in the middle and David followed. This calmed my fears knowing that experienced climbers would be there to help me along the way.For the most part, finding footing on the iron steps or rock steps was fairly easy. However, there were parts of the climb where the rock wall provided very minimal “steps” for footing. It had rained the night before and a few of these sections were quite slippery. There were a couple moments where I wondered if I could actually make it up the mountain. Each time this thought came into my mind, I remembered the little kids in the parking lot who got their harnesses on to go do the same thing. Heck, if a little kid can do this, I can too! Also, let’s face it, I wanted that T5 geocache!Finding the cache was the easy partThe cache itself was very easy to find. But the effort involved to get there made it no ordinary cache outing. Overall, it was an amazing cache adventure for me. I pushed myself to do something that I wasn’t sure I would be able to do. I had amazing guides that helped ensure I was safe and offered tips whenever needed. I left the mountain more confident in myself and wishing I could do another Klettersteig right away. Smileys from other cache finds are great, but the smiley I earned on GC329QE will go down as one of my top geocaching memories.Are your knees trembling?Some tips before you try your first Klettersteig / Via Ferrata geocache:Find an experienced climber to go with that will help provide tips for a safe journey.Ensure you have the proper climbing equipment and proper T5 shoes of course!Be open about your fears and any hesitations you have with your climbing team.Wear climbing gloves — these were a lifesaver for me!Climb with your core and legs rather than pulling yourself up with your arms.Don’t use your upper arms to balance yourself on the steel cables as you can bruise or cut yourself if you slip.Enjoy the moment! This is what geocaching is all about!The view alone was worth it!Examples of other Klettersteig / Via Ferrata geocaches:Switzerland:  Klettersteig Mürren – Gimmelwald –  GC1DDQ5Germany: Höhenglück all parts – GC1EK7GAustria: Climbing Area Mount Kanziani – GCQBPRCzechia: Vodni brana – Via Ferrata – GC45GM8Italy: Power Action Point – GCP74FFrance: Via des Echelles de la Mort – GC32NMBDo you know of fun Klettersteig / Via Ferrata geocaches around you? If so, add the GC code in the comments! I’d love some suggestions for my next T5 adventure. 😉Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedPhenomenal geocaching community stories from 2017December 26, 2017In “Community”A List to LoveNovember 6, 2018In “News”A little adrenaline never hurt anyone — Klettersteig Schweifinen (GC2FX7P) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 27, 2014In “Community”last_img read more

Never Mind the Valley: Here’s Boston

December 17, 2019 | zelepmlo | No Comments

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting chris cameron With tourists flocking to the Boston to walk the cobblestone streets of the Freedom Trail and visit various historical landmarks, Boston is often thought of for its ties to the American Revolution. But Boston is also the birthplace of a revolution of a different sort.In 1946, Georges Doriot, a professor at the Harvard Business School, founded the American Research and Development Corporation (ARDC) in Boston – one of the very first venture capital firms. In 1957, the ARDC invested $70,000 in Digital Equipment Corporation, a company founded by two former Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers working on transistor-based computing. The ARDC was later able to turn around and sell their investment for $450 million, quite possibly the best return on an investment ever at that point.RWW’s Never Mind the Valley series:AustinBangaloreBeijingBostonBoulderIsraelLondonLos AngelesNew YorkPortland Tags:#Never Mind the Valley#start Half a century later, Boston is a thriving and vibrant community not only for venture capital and startups, but also for large technology companies and researchcorporations. With nearly a hundred regional colleges and universities – like MIT and Harvard – and over a quarter of a million students, Boston has quickly become a breeding ground for innovation in the tech sector. “The thing that’s amazing is we don’t have to worry about attracting people into the Boston community,” said Jeffrey Bussgang of Flybridge Capital Partners in a speech at the Harvard Business School last October (see video embedded below). “The challenge is to retain people.” And retain them they will, thanks to a plethora of resources available to young entrepreneurs and startups in Boston. Monthly meet-ups like Mobile Monday and Tech Tuesday as well as other events like the biannual Mass Tech Leadership Council Unconference are just a few of the great ways startups can get their feet off the ground.Other organizations like TechStars and Stay in MA help Boston startups set up shop in Beantown with scholarships, funding, and mentorship. And why wouldn’t startups want to stay in Boston? Massachusetts boasts the highest per capita VC investment rate in the United States, eclipsing California and New York with $457 per person.Data released today from information and data-services company ChubbyBrain shows that while other Northeaster states are suffering from floundering VC investment, Massachusetts is alive and expanding. While New York and Pennsylvania fell to just $513 million and $254 million respectively in the second half of 2009, Boston’s home state soared to $1.2 billion. Figures like these have vaulted Massachusetts past New York into the number two spot behind California for VC investments. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Bussgang says that reasons like these and the overall economic stability of the state have encouraged startups and entrepreneurs in Boston, despite being across the country from sunny Silicon Valley.“Yeah the winter sucks, but Massachusetts has delivered a budget on time and balanced the last couple years… unlike what’s going on in California,” he says. Bussgang also points out that California continually ranks last on Chief Executive Magazine’s list of Best and Worst States for Business, though Massachusetts is usually not too far away.The close-knit technology and innovation community of the greater Boston area has fostered spontaneous collaborations resulting in several successful companies across numerous industries. Cloud computing solutions like Carbonite and GlassHouse, robotics companies like Roomba-maker iRobot, online video providers like Brightcove, and e-commerce startups Vistaprint and Shoebuy are all examples of the firepower Boston’s potential can produce.Boston has even seen recent expansion from larger corporations, such as Google, Microsoft and Cisco Systems. Having these larger companies in the Boston area provides excellent opportunities for startups, says Bussgang.“Boston has become an outpost for a lot of these satellite R&D centers, and a place where the companies that we fund can find a home,” he says.To learn more about the Boston startup scene, check out Don Dodge’s extensive list of events, resources and people, as well as Larry Cheng’s Massachusetts VC Blog Directory, which you can import right into your RSS reader to stay on top of what VCs in Boston are talking about.Photo by Flickr user the-o. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

first_imgGoogle announced Friday that the Google Places data it makes available to app developers will now include Place Summaries, which are hand-curated reviews of the places and businesses listed on Google. This means high-quality information from Google such as Zagat reviews can be easily included in location-based apps.As a Google Maps user, I’m excited about this. I really want Google to beef up its offerings for finding restaurants, stores, and other local places. The more rich place info it makes available to developers, the more useful Google Maps and Google Places will be for people in the Google ecosystem.The Best Place For PlacesThe competition in local search apps is intense right now. Yelp is built into Apple’s OS, so iOS users end up searching from there all the time, but it’s not as good at personal recommendations as Foursquare. Many other mobile applications pull places from Foursquare, but since it’s not integrated completely into any mobile OS, it’s not as easy to use.Meanwhile, when Facebook announced Graph Search this week, Yelp’s stock fell off a cliff. Facebook has the best social data for recommendations by far, and Graph Search will make it easy to use Facebook for searches like “sushi restaurants my friends like.”Undoubtedly, these new features will come with more provocation by Facebook’s app to use Facebook to check into places. Facebook has features built into iOS, OS X and Windows, so it seems plausible that Facebook’s Graph Search will become native features of those operating systems.Google Should Have The EdgeBut for Google users on any OS, there are really good reasons to prefer Google Places to being locked into Facebook. Google Maps is the best mapping service in the world, for one thing. But Google also likely has data from your email and searches, making its personal recommendations quite accurate as well. It may not have the relationship data from Google+ that Facebook has inside its own blue walls, but Google has a pretty good idea of what its users want, and it offers the best service for helping them get there.And Google Places is especially important for Android users, who have Google Now as a sort of concierge reminding them of appointments and suggesting convenient places to go.But unfortunately, especially for iOS users, there aren’t that many useful features of Google+ Local as a recommendation service yet. But starring places on Google services is the easiest wan to make a list of bookmarks in Google Maps, which, speaking for myself, is definitely my preferred navigation app on iOS. So I want more powerful features for place recommendations.Now that Google is extending better review content to developers, I hope more apps will build interesting ways to discover places using Google’s services. jon mitchell The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#Facebook#Google What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

Pakistan must stop infiltration: Army Chief

December 3, 2019 | zelepmlo | No Comments

first_imgAsking Pakistan to adhere to the ceasefire agreement to restore peace on the borders, the Chief of the Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, said here on Friday that an “extension of the ceasefire in J&K could be considered”.“We suspended operations to allow people here to live and understand [a] peaceful atmosphere. People are happy. If this environment continues, we can think of continuing with the non-initiation of combat operations,” General Rawat said on the sidelines of his visit to a goodwill school at Pahalgam in in Anantnag.“However, we may have to rethink in case terrorists conduct some action,” he said.Also Read ‘Ceasefire violated’The Army chief said the security forces were for restoration of peace on the borders, “but Pakistan is continuously committing ceasefire violations and hurting civilians.”“We cannot sit with hands folded in this situation. If Pakistan wants peace, they should take the initiative by stopping the infiltration by terrorists and their camps. I can assure you peace on the borders,” General Rawat said.Reacting to the Army’s ceasefire announcement, Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in his Friday sermon, said, “This needs to be followed up by resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan. An intra-Kashmir dialogue between the five regions of Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Azad Kashmir [Pakistan-occupied Kashmir] and Gilgit-Baltistan should be allowed simultaneously. This can lead to a sincere dialogue process to see a lasting solution for the Kashmir problem by people’s aspirations.”Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who visited the border areas of Jammu, also appealed to the leadership of Pakistan “to respect the sentiment of Ramzan”. Ms. Mufti said, “Pakistan should respond positively.”One deadMeanwhile, fresh militancy-related incidents left one youth dead, as a bid to snatch weapons in the Valley was foiled.The police said that the body of Mohammad Yaqoob Wagay of Hajin in Bandipora was recovered on Friday morning. His throat was slit. “The Lashkar-e-Taiba is involved in this killing,” the police said.In a separate incident, an Army sniffer dog was killed in a grenade blast at Neehama in Kulgam.Militants lobbed the grenade at the Army’s 34 Rashtriya Rifles but no injuries were reported, the police said.The police also foiled a rifle-snatching bid when two militants tried to approach the Station Grid Wanpoh in Kulgam district. “However, the alert sentry fired some gunshots in the air and the militants escaped from the spot,” the police said. Border calm after 9 days of Pak. firinglast_img read more