Launched this week by tourism network South and West Sligo, the initiative invites people to upload photos or videos of the county online using the #MySligo hashtag, communicating what Sligo means to them means to them. The collective effort, it is hoped, will catch the eyes of potential visitors. "Every video or photo uploaded using that hashtag can be seen all over the world – people in Sligo, in Ireland, the diaspora can join in," the network says. "It’s a great way to celebrate the scenery, sights and diversity of this incredible county." Kicking off the campaign is a short video from Lothar Muschketat of Eagles Flying in Ballymote (below). It shows Linda, a white-tailed eagle from the birds of prey centre, as she swoops towards his leather-clad arm. The campaign follows the recent launch of a new Sligo Tourism Strategy, a collaborative venture between Sligo Tourism Ltd and the County Council, which sets out a roadmap for the development of the local industry from … [Read more...] about What does Sligo mean to you? New campaign aims to light up social media
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RUSSIA caused outrage when it vetoed plans to set up an investigation into the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Its the 12th time Russia has used its vetoing powers - but where does the world come from and who else has that authority? What does veto mean? Veto derives from Latin and the literal definition is: "I forbid." In terms of international affairs or a democratic body, it refers to the power used to stop an official action. Vetoing authority can be absolute, as in the United Nations Security Council, or limited. For instance two-thirds of the US House Senate can overrule a presidential veto. In the UK, the royal veto - or "withholding Royal Assent" - was last exercised in 1708 by Queen Anne with the Scottish Militia Bill 1708. How does veto power work in the EU? There are two broad ways of voting in the Council of the European Union: Unanimity - where everyone has to agree - and qualified majority voting (QMV). With QMV, the most common method of decision-making, each member … [Read more...] about What does veto mean, how does veto power work in the EU and which countries have veto rights in the UN security council?
ONE OF the techniques used to help couples with fertility problems who are struggling to have a baby is in vitro fertilisation (IVF). But what does process involve and who qualifies for the treatment on the NHS? We've got the details you need... What is IVF? The process involves removing an egg from a woman’s ovaries and fertilising them using sperm in a laboratory. The fertilised egg, also known as an embryo, is transferred back into a woman’s womb to grow. The process can use eggs and sperm from the couple themselves, or these can be sourced from a donor. How does IVF work? There are six main stages of IVF: Firstly the menstrual cycle will be suppressed with medication You will be given further medication to encourage your ovaries to produce more eggs Ultrasound scans will be given to check the development of your eggs and medication can be used to help the maturing process The eggs will be collected by a needle being inserted into the ovaries via the vagina Eggs are … [Read more...] about How does IVF work, what does fertility treatment cost and what is the in vitro fertilisation success rate?
THE General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into effect in May, is the biggest shakeup of personal data privacy rules since the birth of the internet, according to the EU. It is aimed at curbing US tech giants like Facebook, but sole traders in professions including plumbing and window cleaning could face crippling fines if they fall foul of the law. Here's what you need to know... What is GDPR and when does it take effect? The General Data Protection Regulation is a piece of EU legislation passed by the European Parliament in 2016. It is enforceable in all EU countries from May 25, 2018. Punishing fines for data misuse and breaches can reach £18million or 4 per cent of global annual turnover, whichever is higher. The GDPR aims to make it simpler for people to control how companies use their personal details. Strict rules mean companies will not be allowed to collect and use personal information without the person's consent. Data includes things like a person's name, email … [Read more...] about What is GDPR, when is the compliance deadline in 2018, what does it stand for and will it still apply after Brexit?
EMBALMING is the process by which corpses are preserved either for funerals or display. Made famous by the Egyptians, who'd preserve their Pharaohs, it is only to be carried out when the subject is already deceased... though horrible accidents have occurred. What does being embalmed alive mean? Being embalmed alive is incredibly painful - and death does not come immediately. The blood is supposed to be removed first but in the case of accidental embalming, a formaldehyde-based solution would be pumped straight into the arteries. As was the case for Ekaterina Fedyaeva, this toxic substance would cause internal organs to shut down. The solution - injected into the arteries - works by killing bacteria and "fixing" cellular proteins so they can't feed the bacteria - hence stopping decomposition. What is the process of embalming? One of the first things embalmers do is make sure the subject is really dead by checking for vitals including pulse and even clouded corneas. Blood is then drained … [Read more...] about What does being embalmed alive mean, who has been embalmed and how long does it last? From Princess Diana to the Egyptians