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“We are delighted there has been another winner here at the shop and we really hope it is someone local. We do not know the identity of the lucky winner yet but we wish them well,” she said last week.
Cllr Christy Hyland, a former detective garda (police) who has his ear close to the ground, confirmed there were various rumors as to the identity of the winner but he kept his cards close to his chest.
“Whoever it is, I wish them well. It will lift the spirits of everyone around Westport and hopefully make life easier for the winner.”
Two names in particular have been on the lips of many people in the town over the the last 48 hours, but The Mayo News was unable to contact either individual last week.
A spokeswoman for the National Lottery confirmed that the prizewinner had not come forward to claim the €2 million yet.
(Source: The Mayo News)
For years, methane gas produced by grazing cows has been blamed by many, including former Beatle, Paul McCartney, for causing global warming.
The knighted singer even wanted people to stop eating meat for that very reason.
However, researchers at Teagasc Grange in Dunsany, along with scientists in the University of Bristol, could have a revolutionary new way of measuring how much of the potent greenhouse gas, methane, is produced by cows and other ruminants, thanks to a surprising discovery in their poo. Researchers from the university and the Teagasc Animal and Grassland Research Centre in Dunsany have found a link between methane production and levels of a compound called archaeol in the faeces of several fore-gut fermenting animals, including cows, sheep and deer.
The compound could potentially be developed as a biomarker to estimate the methane production from domestic and wild animals, allowing scientists to more accurately assess the contribution that ruminants make to global greenhouse gas emissions.
Principal investigator, Dr Ian Bull of Bristol's School of Chemistry, said: "We initially detected archaeol in the faeces of several foregut fermenters, including camels, cows, giraffes, sheep and llamas. We then expanded the study to evaluate the quantities of this compound in the faeces of cows with different diets.
(Source: The Meath Chronicle)
The row in Co Clare over the removal by the National Roads Authority of road signs indicating hospitality and catering locations has spread to the northeast.
Councilors in Co Monaghan claim the Border county is losing trade revenue because of the failure by the authority to provide adequate road signage to towns and villages along the M1 Dublin-Belfast motorway and the N2 Dublin-Derry route.
Monaghan County Council has called for a review of the signage by the Government.
The president of Castleblayney Chamber of Commerce, hotelier Patrick McFadden, has also urged the hospitality sector to lobby the roads authority to approve adequate signage for hotels, guesthouses, lakes and other centers of interest.
(Source: Irish Times)
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