GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY HOST THEIR AGM ON JANUARY 17TH

first_imgThe AGM will take place on Saturday Jan 17th at 8pm in the Clubhouse. Nominations for the various positions must be returned to Sharon Mc Ginty no later than this Friday Jan 9th. This weeks Lotto winner was Manus Mc Fadden Trenkeel with winning numbers 12,13.20,23. The Jackpot now stands at €5780. This weeks sellers are Sean Bonner and Kealan Mc Fadden.The Club Dinner Dance was held in the Station House Hotel last Saturday night and a great nights fun was had by all. A special thanks must go to Brian Gallagher and his staff for their hospitality on the evening. The Club would also like to thank our special guest Anthony Harkin Donegal Coaching Officer for his attendence. A big Congratulations to the Various winners on the evening: Aiden Mc Devitt-Senior player of the year,Charlie Bonner-Reserve player of the year,Shaun Wigan-junior B player of the year,Oisin Crawford-young player of the year,Claire Bohan-Ladies player of the year,Catriona Boyle-Young Ladies player of the year, and finally John Mc Ginley(Rashedoge) Club Person of the year.The Club would like to take this opprtunity to thank all the various sponsors for their excellent support in 2014.A special mention must go to our three club men who represented the County at the weekend namely, Eamon ward,Joe Gibbons and Gary Mc Fadden well done to you all.Finally, we would like to wish all our members, supporters and players every success for 2015. GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY HOST THEIR AGM ON JANUARY 17TH was last modified: January 6th, 2015 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:Glenswilly AGMlast_img read more

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NHL roundup: Senators win first shootout

first_img N.Y. Rangers 5, at Philadelphia 3 Jaromir Jagr spoiled Peter Forsberg’s Flyers debut with a pair of power-play goals in the third period, leading the Rangers. Jason Strudwick, Jamie Lundmark and Marcel Hossa also scored for New York, which overcame a two-goal deficit with four straight goals. Alexander Ovechkin became the first Capitals player to score twice in his NHL debut, as the Capitals beat the Blue Jackets. Dainius Zubrus also scored for Washington, and new captain Jeff Halpern had three assists in a game that included 18 penalties. at Buffalo 6, N.Y. Islanders 4 Daniel Briere scored two goals and set up another, leading the Sabres to the victory. Maxim Afinogenov scored twice, J.P. Dumont had a goal and an assist and Brian Campbell added a goal in a game Buffalo never trailed. at Florida 2, Atlanta 0 Roberto Luongo made 34 saves for his 24th career shutout, and Nathan Horton and Lucas Krajicek scored in the third period for Florida. Luongo made 10 stops during a five-minute shorthanded stretch of the third period, holding up a 1-0 lead. Montreal 2, at Boston 1 Michael Ryder backhanded in the rebound of Alexei Kovalev’s shot on the power play with 11.1 seconds remaining to give Montreal the win. Boston’s Tom Fitzgerald was called for hooking with 26 seconds to play to set up the power play for the Canadiens. Jan Bulis also had a goal, and Jose Theodore made 29 saves for Montreal. at Nashville 3, San Jose 2 Scott Hartnell broke a tie with 4:13 left, and Tomas Vokoun stopped 22 shots to help the Predators beat the Sharks. Paul Kariya scored his first goal in a Nashville uniform, and Scott Walker also scored for the Predators. Nils Ekman and Patrick Marleau scored for San Jose. at Minnesota 6, Calgary 3 Marc Chouinard scored three goals and Todd White added a goal and two assists for the Wild. Pierre-Marc Bouchard had three assists, and Brent Burns and Kyle Wanvig each contributed a power-play goal for Minnesota. Daymond Langkow, Stephane Yelle and Jarome Iginla scored for the Flames. at Vancouver 3, Phoenix 2 The Canucks spoiled Wayne Gretzky’s NHL coaching debut as Markus Naslund scored two goals and Dan Cloutier made 16 of his 30 saves in the first period to lead Vancouver to the win. Mattias Ohlund also scored and Brendan Morrison had two assists for the Canucks, who led 2-0 after two periods. at Edmonton 4, Colorado 3 Shawn Horcoff scored 24 seconds into the game and then added the game-winner with 3:18 to play as the Oilers won. Ryan Smyth had a goal and two assists and Jarret Stoll also scored for Edmonton. Brent Clark and newcomers Antti Laaksonen and Patrice Brisebois scored for Colorado. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 at Tampa Bay 5, Carolina 2 The Lightning finally got a chance to celebrate their 2003-04 Stanley Cup victory with their fans, and then began the defense of their title with a victory. Vinny Prospal scored on Tampa Bay’s first shot of the season and assisted on goals by Dan Boyle and Vincent Lecavalier. at Detroit 5, St. Louis 1 Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist in the first seven minutes in the Red Wings’ victory. The game turned into a rout in the second period when Detroit scored three goals while St. Louis took just three shots, none of which got past Manny Legace, who needed to make a mere 13 saves. at Washington 3, Columbus 2 center_img Ottawa 3, Maple Leafs 2 (SO) Daniel Alfredsson scored twice in the final six minutes of regulation and once during the first shootout in NHL history as Ottawa rallied past Toronto. Alfredsson tied it at 2 with 1:02 left in regulation, sending the game to overtime. Dany Heatley scored on Ottawa’s third shootout chance to clinch the victory. last_img read more

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Pomona Fairplex hosts vote

first_imgPOMONA – About 3,000 Iraqi expatriates – some traveling from Arizona and Nevada – may arrive at Fairplex over the next three days to cast their votes for a new Iraqi parliament, officials say.Fairplex is one of three locations in California where Iraqi Americans can vote for members of the 275-seat parliament. There are only four other cities nationwide where votes may be cast.David Yousif, California spokesman for the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq, said he expects a greater turnout over the next three days than in January’s elections for the country’s transitional National Assembly.“Last time, there was only one polling place in California. People came from San Francisco, San Jose, Arizona,” he said of that election’s polling location at the former El Toro Marine Base. Also, voters can register to vote the same day this week, unlike in January’s election, when voters had to make two trips, Yousif said.Yousif, a chemist who is Assyrian Christian, moved his family to the United States from Al Anbar, Iraq, soon after the Persian Gulf War to “improve my kids’ future,” and to escape religious persecution.But he said he was not necessarily planning to vote along religious lines.“This is the new Iraq!” he said. “It’s not, `who is Christian, or who is Muslim.’ I’m going to vote for anyone who is going to serve Iraq best.” Pollworker Sedeer Saba,CQ 25, of Upland said it has been difficult for people to keep abreast of the thousands of candidates – there more than 200 political parties – and that most people she knows get their information via the Internet.But “people want to participate, and they are well informed,” said Saba, who graduated from UCLA in Middle Eastern Studies. Out-of-state voters may come by the busloads, said Mosadek Alattar,CQ director of Out of Country Voting for the IEC.“They’re calling us, they’re reserving hotels. Iraqis are taking this very seriously. This is going to determine the future of Iraq,” he said.Voters will cast ballots at one of four stations for one candidate among a list that spans the four-page ballot.The IEC chose Fairplex because it offers the best security, Yousif said, adding they hired a private security service along with enlisting the help of the Pomona Police Department.Pomona police Lt. Ron McDonald said he is not expecting anything out of the ordinary.“We have received no intelligence information that’s unusual,” he said. “We’re just preparing, so we can assure a safe environment.” shirley.hsu@sgvn.com(626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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NURSE CAUGHT ON PHONE WHILE DRIVING SAID SHE WAS ON DUTY

first_imgA nurse who was caught by Gardai using her mobile phone was driving said she was on duty at the time.Jacqueline McGee was stopped by Gardai on March 15th at Knocknamona, Letterkenny.When stopped Ms McGee, 50, asked Garda Paul McGee what he thought of the Croke Park II agreement. Solicitor Kieran O’Gorman told Letterkenny District Court that his client was a nurse and was on duty at the time.He said she was taking a call in relation to a patient.Ms McGee’s address was given in court as 13 Margaret Street, Waterside, Londonderry but Garda McGee was satisfied this was not her address but she had one in the State.Judge Denis McLaughlin fined Ms McGee €100.NURSE CAUGHT ON PHONE WHILE DRIVING SAID SHE WAS ON DUTY was last modified: December 2nd, 2013 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:courtdrivingJacqueline McGeeNURSEphonelast_img read more

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Bat Theory Strikes Out

first_imgAn international team of biologists set out to write the family history of bats, a story that is “largely unknown,” they admitted in Science.1  They didn’t have much to go on.  “The fossil record is impoverished,” their research confirmed, so they tried to piece together a phylogenetic story by combining all that is known about bats from molecular genetics, biogeography, and the fossil record.  First, some background about bats from Nancy B. Simmons, who analyzed the research in the same issue of Science.2  They really are quite a remarkable group of mammals:Bats, the only mammals capable of powered flight, constitute more than 20% of living mammal species.  Unlike birds and other terrestrial vertebrates, most bats use echolocation—a biological form of sonar—to locate and track their prey.  Bats are found on every continent except Antarctica, and they exploit a wide variety of food sources including insects, small vertebrates, fruit, nectar, pollen, and even blood.  More than 110 bat species may coexist in some ecological communities, a number that far exceeds that of any other mammalian group.  Despite their prominent position among mammals, the evolutionary history of bats is largely unknown because of a limited fossil record and incomplete phylogenies [circular reasoning].   (Emphasis added in all quotes.)It seems surprising that such a large and diverse group of mammals should be so under-represented by fossils.  The researchers estimate that 61% of the fossil history is missing.  Furthermore, “the evolutionary history of this order has been obscured by controversial phylogenetic hypotheses.”  There are large bats, small bats, Old World bats, New World bats, echolocating bats and non-echolocating bats.  Some theories propose that echolocation arose more than once: unlikely, says Simmons, “Because bat echolocation is a complex system involving specialization of the respiratory system, ear, and brain….”  Their tree requires either that it arose more than once, or some groups had it then lost it.    The group of researchers came up with a family tree all right, but not without problems.  “Our molecular dates suggest that there are large gaps in the fossil record for most bat lineages,” they state.  More importantly, they exploded on the scene without apparent ancestors:On average, the fossil record underestimates the origin of 58 bat lineages by 73% (Fig. 2).  The four major microbat lineages are missing on average 56 to 86% of fossil history, with the Gondwanan clade (noctilionoids) missing the most (Fig. 2).  Megabat lineages are missing a sum total of 98% of their fossil history (table S5).  The terminal and internal branches are missing on average 58 and 88% of fossil history, respectively (table S5).  With well over half of the Cenozoic history missing for microbat lineages and nearly all of the fossil history missing for megabat lineages, it is not surprising that Paleocene bat ancestors having transitional morphological adaptations for flight and echo-location have never been discovered.So how does one put together a family tree with so little data?  The best one can.  Despite the phylogenetic tree drawn for publication, the above statement was the last paragraph in the paper!  Simmons says of this predicament, “The scope of this ‘big bang’ Eocene radiation is unprecedented in mammalian history.”1Teeling et al., “A Molecular Phylogeny for Bats Illuminates Biogeography and the Fossil Record,” Science, Vol 307, Issue 5709, 580-584 , 28 January 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1105113].2Nancy B. Simmons, “An Eocene Big Bang for Bats,” Science, Vol 307, Issue 5709, 527-528 , 28 January 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1108871].For a case study on how to spin-doctor a bad situation, read the UC Riverside press release.  You’d expect lies from National Geographic, of course: “Scientists Fill Blanks on Bat Family Tree.”  They just don’t tell you what they filled it with: imagination.    In debates with evolutionists, creationist Dr. Duane Gish, author of Evolution: The Fossils Say No, often taunted the opponent by showing a picture of the earliest known fossil bat, which was clearly 100% bat.  He would emphasize that there were no transitional forms between a mouse-sized mammal and a flying bat.  Dr. Gish has earned a grin for Science to say the same thing.    Both papers suggest that bats appeared because new food sources arose.  Presumably, a wealth of new insects, fruits, flowers and small mammals was like a shopping mall without customers, so the customers “emerged” somehow to fill all the wonderful new ecological niches.  Maybe this is the “If you build it they will come” theory of evolution.  We think, rather, that if Charlie has been up to bat for 140 years and is still striking out, it’s time to retire.    Bats are exceptional examples of incredible creatures that defy evolution.  Some of their technical feats are illustrated in the Moody Institute of Science classic Dust or Destiny, which shows them navigating through jail bars in total darkness by echo-location.  They can swoop up an insect in their wings during their agile, acrobatic flights, and detect texture, shape and movement with sonar.  Despite their scary appearance, bats are our allies, ridding the air of excess insects.  Bats are among four totally separate groups of animals capable of flight – reptiles (pterosaurs), insects, birds and mammals – each different, yet thoroughly capable from first appearance on earth, just as the Bible creation account says.(Visited 25 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Fossil Record Reliable, Study Says

first_imgA University of Chicago press release declares that the fossil record is reliable.  Susan M. Kidwell studied the record of bivalves as a function of their fragility and deduced that preservability of shells was only a minor factor in their observed abundance.  “In fact, if anything, variations having shells that seemed least likely to be preserved actually survived longer than forms with the toughest shells,” she said.  This does not mean the fossil record is complete; it merely means that the record is not biased toward those with the toughest shells.  “And because the bivalves cover such a wide range of shell types,” the press release ends, “these results suggest that shelly mainstays of the fossil record, such as snails, sea urchins and corals, may have comparably unbiased records, Kidwell said.”  Her report is published in the Feb. 11 issue of Science.11Susan M. Kidwell, “Shell Composition Has No Net Impact on Large-Scale Evolutionary Patterns in Mollusks,” Science, Vol 307, Issue 5711, 914-917 , 11 February 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1106654].Kidwell believes that this is good news for evolutionists, but only because it removes a possible source of sampling bias.  But how can it be good news?  It removes an excuse.  Evolutionists cannot claim that the gaps are due to harder shells surviving better in the rocks.  It means the gaps, the trade secret of paleontology, are real.(Visited 32 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Ohio pumpkin crop down this year

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio farmers harvested fewer pumpkins this year compared with the 2014 crop, and the fruits are smaller than usual, according to experts with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.“Growers faced significant challenges during both ends of the growing season in 2015,” said Jim Jasinski, Ohio State University Extension educator and coordinator of the Integrated Pest Management program.“A wet spring and early summer delayed seeding past the optimal planting window, which is early June to late June or early July,” he said. “Sporadic heavy rains flooded fields and drowned out many pumpkin seedlings around the state, and then most of the state experienced near drought-like conditions from mid-July through August.”In addition to unfavorable weather conditions, the state’s pumpkin crop was also affected by downy mildew, a disease that destroyed a significant amount of pumpkin leaf canopy, according to Jasinski.Finally, the lack of rain during the latter part of the growing season impacted the development of fruit.“Since pumpkins are mostly water, they didn’t size as big as they normally would have, unless they were irrigated,” Jasinski said.As a result of all these factors, Jasinski estimated the pumpkin market in Ohio is down by about 20%, compared to a normal year. However, this is not expected to significantly impact pumpkin prices.“Prices might be slightly higher, but more likely prices will remain the same and the fruit will be slightly smaller,” he said. “The prices I’ve seen at the big-box stores are comparable to what I’ve seen in the past three to five years. But if you haven’t gone to your local pumpkin patch yet, my advice is to not wait until the last minute and shop early for best selection.”With an average of 7,000 acres of the crop, Ohio is one of the top producers of the large, carving type of pumpkins, usually ranking between third and fifth in the country.“The farm gate value of Ohio pumpkins can be as high as $15 million to $20 million annually, providing a substantial late-season cash influx to most farm operations,” Jasinski said.Ohio State conducts research on pumpkin varieties as well as on pest and disease control at the Western Agricultural Research Station located in South Charleston, Clark County.last_img read more

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Jeremy Goyings, Nov. 17

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We are down to the last 80 acres for strip-till. It seems like the later we go the nicer it gets. We’ve got some gorgeous strips we have made in the last week or so. The nice weather is making us want to do more work. I think we are going to throw the tile wheel back on the tractor and try to take advantage of some more nice weather. It looks like it may turn cold but we’ll stay dry so we could maybe get in another 40 or 80 acres of tile. We’ll also do a little bit of touching up on some corn stalks if we have fields that are rough from recent tile projects to level things with some light tillage.We sprayed the majority of our acres in the fall this year. We are moving more towards that. We haven’t been getting the good control with perennials by just spraying in the spring. We did the majority of our bean stubble and wheat stubble acres with either Roundup or Roundup and Brash to try and tackle some thistle and some dandelion issues to keep them at bay. It seems hard to kill those in the spring.We stick to a pretty locked-in rotation and don’t let the market dictate us. We try not to adjust the rotation based on markets because by the time you harvest it, the markets may have moved the other way on you anyway.We have locked in some basis for spring delivery but we have done very little locking in of actual price. We will probably do the majority of that from February to May on our 2016 production.I am kind of ready for snow so I can call it a year.last_img read more

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5 Video Platforms Vying to Be the YouTube of the Enterprise

first_imgMassive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… klint finley Related Posts Although enterprise video adoption is slow, several platforms are competing to bring the simple video sharing experience of services like YouTube to business users. Here’s a look at five of them. Each of these solutions give uses the ability to upload video, encode it, view and share it online and track analytics.23 Video23 Video is a Danish startup and one of the newer players in this market. One of its differentiators is price. 23 Video has a single plan: $675 per month for 1TB of bandwidth and $250 a month for each additional TB. Brightcove offers tiered and custom plans. The largest non-custom plan from Brightcove is $499 for 250 GB of bandwidth.BrightcoveBrightcove started as a YouTube competitor, but changed focus to offer custom embedded video hosting for businesses. Notably, it’s created an HTML5 video player for its services for those watching videos on devices that don’t support Flash. Our previous coverage is here.Cisco Show and ShareCisco Show and Share is part of Cisco’s “pervasive video” strategy. Unlike the other platforms listed here, Show and Share is designed specifically to be self-hosted for internal use.  It enables enterprise users to capture video from a variety of sources -including Web cams, Cisco’s Flip cameras and iPhones – and upload it to a central location for editing and sharing.Although it’s designed for internal use, it has a full range of social features such as commenting, rating and related videos.KalturaKaltura is the company behind an open source video platform of the same name. It offers its own hosting service, as well as an on-premise version. The free community edition is available here. In addition to video hosting, Kaltura offers a collaborative video editor. Like Brightcove, it has an HTML5 player.Plugins are available to integrate Kaltura with open source content management systems such as Drupal, MindTouch and WordPress.Our previous coverage of the company is here and here.OoyalaOoyala is another well established video platform vendor. It was founded in 2007 by ex-Google employees. Ooyala is focused on consumer facing video, and includes an advertising platform. Like many of the others, it offers an HTML5 player. Our previous coverage is here.Photo by Jason Rogerscenter_img 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#enterprise#Products last_img read more

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