Council SEE ALSO – #LoveLaois: Togher Woods – flat, scenic and just on the edge of Portlaoise Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Electric Picnic Twitter Twitter At this time of year, much of the forest floor is covered in bluebells and the smell is gorgeous – you’ll smell the flowers before you see them.While there are many flat routes, for the more advanced walkers you can really test yourself.There are some routes that are practically vertical in places and with all the recent rain, under foot conditions are actually slippy in places.There are also some stunning views which we have done our best to reproduce in pictures.They include angles of the Rock of Dunamase that you have never seen before – plus a view of the town of Portlaoise which makes you appreciate the sheer number of houses that cater for the 20,000+ people who live there.Facilities: Like most of the Coillte woods there are no toilet facilities and there are no picnic tables here either.While car parking can also be an issue as we’ve already explained.Walking loops: The outer loop, starting at the car park is just over 7km while there are a range of different inner loops that are shorter.Location: Google Maps LinkPlease make sure if you are visiting any of Laois’s beauty spots not to block any entrances/exits that may need to be used in the case of an emergency. Keep your dogs on a lead and bring home your rubbish! By Alan Hartnett – 23rd May 2021 Electric Picnic WhatsApp Facebook #LoveLaois: Dysart Woods – hilly, scenic and adjacent to Laois’s most famous landmark Pinterest Pinterest Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Previous articleAll the recent job vacancies as advertised on LaoisTodayNext articleProperty Watch: Five homes currently for sale in Laois for around €280,000 Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Facebook WhatsApp Home We Are Laois #LoveLaois: Dysart Woods – hilly, scenic and adjacent to Laois’s most famous… We Are Laois Last week, we focussed on a wooded area on one side of Portlaoise and now we’ve moved in the opposite direction.From Togher Woods, our journey of discovery of what Laois has to offer has taken us to Dysart Woods.Directly opposite to the Rock of Dunamase, this wooded area has something for everything.Halfway between Stradbally and Portlaoise on the N80, Dysart Woods is something of a hidden gem.Like many places, parking is an issue here. The entrance is cut in off the main road but the gravel car park would struggle to hold any more than a dozen cars. Albeit, it has been seriously done up in the last year from what it used to be.On a busy day, vehicles will often be parked along the N80 on the hard shoulder – which probably isn’t ideal from a health and safety point of view.Once inside, Dysart Woods is the true forest experience.You can take a stroll through the beautiful trees and immerse yourself in the twists and turns of the popular walking trail. TAGSDysart WoodsLove Laois RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months
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Amidst all the hullabaloo, my quench to reach to the real face of morality is still not fulfilled. But from all these years that I have experienced in worldly affairs, I am able to draw a synopsis about it. What I have felt is morality to be subjective, biased and influential. I am of the opinion that every individual has got their respective references to judge their morality. The reference can be a holy book or some lesson right in the childhood which gets engraved in the nascent mind to an extent to carry it forward for the rest of the life or some verdicts passed on by tradition. Morality differs from one subject to the other and most of the times it perpetuates by sheer biasness. Morality is biased to prejudices as well as biased to influence.A woman in a short dress helping a starving orphan will have various viewpoints. One section will see one aspect of the act and will justify it as an act of morality while there will also be another section which will bash her for being immoral and curse her to hell for donning the revealing outfit that might entice the men. For the second section, her showing off her skin overshadowed the other aspect of her act of feeding the orphan. For a man, going on a killing spree by exploding a bomb following the verdicts of his object of holiness, might be his utmost moral deed but at the same time, this act will be considered immoral and will be condemned by another. What is defined unethical by one can be dully believed to be ethical by the other? Aborting a fetus is one such instance. Certain people believe killing a fetus to be immoral and against the holy rules. They believe it to be a living entity killing of which might lead them to face the flames of hell. While there are some who believe it is better to cease the growth of cells before bringing it to the world and not being able to sustain its life. Likewise, everyone will have their own moral take and accordingly will go on protesting or justifying celibacy, chastity, monogamy, polygamy, homosexuality, public breastfeeding, gory murders and even heinous rapes.It is quite prominent that the moral values of a person mostly depends on the faith of scriptures that he follows or on the long-running prejudices. It is seen that people take pride in maintaining those prejudices in the name of morality. Often the customs and traditions are commingled with the concept of morality which creates a lot of confusion and complexity. The fact that is really saddening is some people try to impose their denotation of morality on others. The cult of moral police who nonchalantly abuse and torture the masses in an attempt to spread their moral ideologies is one such example. There is again another lot of intellects who believe widening their horizon of thoughts will add value to their morality. This class thinks logic is everything all about morality, demeaning the sensitivity aspect of it. They will mock the practice of moral thoughts of others in a way declaring their superiority over the others. The conflict regarding which version of morality is superior amongst others is one of the root causes of all the chaos in the world.The big question is how will we differentiate the real vice from virtue? Who will guide us to correctly interpret our misinterpretations? Can everyone in the world ever come to a common ground of understanding of morality? Wouldn’t the world be a more sorted and peaceful one if everyone would have developed their morality through their experiences rather than lessons, through observations rather than prejudices or influences, through wisdom rather than intellect, through reasoning rather than evaluation?
Email Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Pinterest Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed a new approach to broadly survey learning-related changes in synapse properties. In a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience and featured on the journal’s cover, the researchers used machine-learning algorithms to analyze thousands of images from the cerebral cortex. This allowed them to identify synapses from an entire cortical region, revealing unanticipated information about how synaptic properties change during development and learning. The study is one of the largest electron microscopy studies ever carried out, evaluating more subjects and more images than prior researchers have attempted.As the brain learns and responds to sensory stimuli, its neurons make connections with one another. These connections, called synapses, facilitate neuronal communication, and their anatomic and electrophysiological properties contain information vital to understanding how the brain behaves in health and disease. Researchers use different techniques, including electron microscopy, to identify and analyze synapse properties. While electron microscopy can be a useful tool for reconstructing neural circuits, it is also data and labor intensive. As a result, researchers have only been able to use it to study small, targeted areas of the brain until now.Studying a large section of the brain using traditional electron microscopy techniques would result in terabytes of unwieldy data, given that the brain has billions of neurons, each with hundreds to thousands of synaptic connections. The new technique developed at Carnegie Mellon simplifies this problem by combining a specialized staining process with machine learning. LinkedIn “Instead of getting perfect information from a tiny part of the brain, we can now get lower-resolution information from a huge region of the brain,” said Alison Barth, professor of biological sciences and interim director of Carnegie Mellon’s BrainHub neuroscience initiative. “This could be a great tool to see how disease progresses, or how drug treatments alter or restore synaptic connections.”This research is the latest example of how researchers with Carnegie Mellon’s BrainHub research initiative are combining their expertise in biology and computer science to create new tools to advance neuroscience. The technique uses a special chemical preparation that deeply stains the synapses in a sample of brain tissue. When the tissue is imaged using an electron microscope, only the synapses can be seen, creating an image that can be easily classified by a computer program. Researchers then use machine learning algorithms to identify and compare synapse properties across a column of the cerebral cortex.To test the effectiveness of their technique, the researchers, led by Santosh Chandrasekaran, examined how synapses across a complex circuit, composed of hundreds of interconnected neurons, would change with altered somatosensory input. In the past, Barth has used this model to study how neurons behave and synapses form in both learning and development. But traditional techniques only allowed her to look at neurons in a very small area of the neocortex.“It was like looking for the perfect gift, but only going to one store. We might have been able to find something at that first location, but it was always possible that we might find something else – maybe even something better – at another place,” said Barth, who is a member of the joint Carnegie Mellon/University of Pittsburgh Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC). “This new technique allows us to look across all six layers of the neocortex, and to see how synapses across different parts of the circuit change together.”The researchers analyzed close to 25,000 images and 40,000 synapses, exponentially more than they were ever able to look at before using traditional methods. They found that the technique could be used to determine increases in synapse density and size during development and learning. Most notably, they found that synapse properties changed in a coordinated way across the entire region of the neocortex examined.“Some of the cortical layers we saw were most affected have never been examined systematically before,” explains Barth. “We’ve got a lot of great leads to follow up on.”The researchers are now beginning to use this data to develop new hypotheses about how synapses are organized in the neocortex in response to sensory input.
LOGAN PAUL went “back to the drawing board” as he worked up a sweat on the punch bag.The American fell to defeat against KSI as the two YouTubers went at it for a professional boxing fight.Logan Paul was back on the punch bag in the gym after his appeal against his loss to KSI was thrown outThe American was left gutted at losing to his YouTube rival KSIThe Londoner got the victory that night against a man who had said he could become a heavyweight champion of the world.Now, after his appeal against the decision was thrown out, the 24-year-old was back in the gym taking his frustrations out on the punch bag.The American internet star was beaten by split decision against his Brit opponent – real name Olajide William Olatunji – after having TWO points deducted.Paul dropped KSI in round four but as he hit his man on the way down and on the floor he was penalised.APPEAL DENIEDAs a result it cost the 24-year-old the win as he was beaten by a single point on the deciding card – meaning without the foul he would have won.The boxing novice launched an appeal with the California State Athletic Commission believing the decision to dock two points was unfair – but confirmed he had failed in his efforts. Paul confirmed on his YouTube channel: “Bad news, my appeal got denied.“I can’t say I did not see this coming. For those who don’t know I appealed the two points that the ref took away from me in my boxing fight with KSI, which is the reason I lost.“So KSI has officially without question or doubt won the fight against me.“It’s not great, if I’m being honest it stings, I hate to lose. It mostly stings though as I quite literally shot myself in the foot.“I only lost because of my actions.”Paul thanked CSAC chief Andy Foster for giving the appeal the “due diligence” he believed it deserved.Logan Paul claimed he could become the heavyweight champion of the worldCredit: Getty Images – GettyKSI scored what many considered a shock victory against Logan PaulCredit: Getty Images – GettyKSI vs Logan Paul PPV figures flop with less UK buys than Frampton vs Quigg in 2016 Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uk 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Amazing movies best funny animals Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! People Slammed By Massive Waves 4