Letterkenny Pipe Band fundraiser drums up €1,859 for LUH

first_imgThe Letterkenny & District Pipe Band has announced the total proceeds of a successful tractor run fundraiser held in August.A wide variety of makes and models of tractor turned out for the exciting event on 31st August.The tractor run and dance was held in aid of the Cardiac Rehab unit at Letterkenny University Hospital and in support of the band. A cheque of €1,859 was presented to staff at LUH by the proud band members.John Hegarty, Letterkenny Pipe Band presenting €1859 to Martina McDaid and Aoife O’Donnell the Cardio Rehab Unit at LUH. Included are L to R Band Members Emily McNutt, Abigail Gorman, Lee Hegarty (Pipe Major), Gabrielle Gorman, Louise Hegarty, Proinsias Mac A’Bhaird, Gemma Bates, Mark Speers and Tami McNutt Letterkenny Pipe Band fundraiser drums up €1,859 for LUH was last modified: October 26th, 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) Tags:Letterkenny & District Pipe Bandlast_img read more

The moment Brentford’s Lionel Road plans were given the green light

first_imgSeveral hundred Brentford fans cheer as they watch Hounslow Council’s planning committee approve plans for a 20,000-capacity stadium at Lionel Road. The club see the move as crucial to safeguarding its future.See also:Joy for Bees chairman after council approve new stadium plans Brentford get green light for Lionel RoadHow Bees United’s takeover transformed BrentfordBrentford’s Lionel Road move approvedBrentford receive new stadium boostFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Photos: Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry host girl’s basketball camp in Oakland

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.There was determination on the court and smiles all around as young Bay Area girls got to show off their hoop skills in front of Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry Monday night.The Warriors and Curry hosted a 2-day all-girls basketball camp on Sunday and Monday at the Rakuten Performance Center in downtown Oakland. All dressed in Curry’s jersey and sporting his number 30, 160 girls between the ages of 9-16 …last_img

Early Man Was Like Us

first_imgHuman evolution theory has been dealt more body blows this month, raising questions whether it can sustain any more injuries after a decade of repeated punches and concussions.  How many times can a theory take the “everything you know is wrong” body slam? (E.g., 2/19/2004, 10/2/2009, 4/8/2010, 10/28/2010.) We’ve already seen Neanderthals promoted to fully human status (8/12/2011).  Now, some evolutionists are claiming that the “missing links” on the way to modern humans were all interfertile with us. More Neanderthal revision:  The BBC News reported on work in the Jersey Cave that indicates “Neanderthals have been widely under-estimated.”  The individuals portrayed since Darwin as brutish pre-humans are now being seen (once again) as intelligent, resourceful, well-adapted, tool-making, successful members of Homo sapiens that would probably put moderns to shame in many ways.  That’s all academic, though, since genetic studies recently indicated significant interbreeding between Neanderthals and “modern” humans (8/12/2011).  Svante Pääbo, the “man rewriting human evolution,” was interviewed by New Scientist.  To the question “Does the discovery of the Denisovans raise the possibility that we once shared the planet with other types of extinct human?” he answered, “Yes.”  He also agrees that Homo floresiensis, the “Hobbits” of Indonesia, are probably “an early divergence from modern humans.” Homo erectus tool shop:  Another find repeats the “earlier than thought” meme frequently found in evolutionary reporting.  Science Daily said, “A new study suggests that Homo erectus, a precursor to modern humans, was using advanced toolmaking methods in East Africa 1.8 million years ago, at least 300,000 years earlier than previously thought.”  The article absorbed the damage to evolutionary theory with the following understatement: “The study… raises new questions about where these tall and slender early humans originated and how they developed sophisticated tool-making technology.”  In addition, the article stated that the discovery of so-called Acheulian tools, “a great technological leap” for this group, does not resolve other debates about where Homo erectus originated – Africa or Asia.  One of the researchers was “taken aback” by the discovery of advanced tools at “the oldest Acheulian site in the world” just six miles from where Richard Leakey found “Turkana Boy” in 1984 that was announced at the time as a missing link (see Penn State article).  The BBC News described Acheulian stone tools as the “Swiss army knives” of the Stone Age, useful for both cutting up heavy animals and chopping wood. The source paper in Nature adds another complication.1  Finding Acheulian tools at such an ancient Homo erectus site in Africa, but not in Asia, requires another modification to the Out-of-Africa theory: the individuals who migrated out of Africa had to lose this technology en route, or else there were two groups.  Lepre et al. wrote, “One of these groups could have developed the Acheulian technology but remained in Africa. The other could have lacked the cognitive ability and/or technological knowledge to manufacture the Acheulian technology and did not carry it into Eurasia.”  It remains to be seen who will find that story convincing. Gene flow:  Stop the presses!  Everything you read up to this point doesn’t matter anymore.  A new study by Michael Hammer published in PNAS now asserts that Homo erectus and modern humans interbred.  This makes them members of the same species.  “We found evidence for hybridization between modern humans and archaic forms in Africa,” Hammer said in PhysOrg.  “It looks like our lineage has always exchanged genes with their more morphologically diverged neighbors.”  Acknowledging that Neanderthal genes “are not that different from modern humans,” he has now expanded the Homo sapiens gene pool to encompass Homo erectus. And since Homo erectus is nearly indistinguishable from Homo ergaster, according to pro-evolution Wikipedia, those distinctions also collapse.  Gene flow between H. sapiens, H. neanderthalensis, H. erectus, H. floresiensis, H. ergaster and possibly others makes the classification arbitrary – distinctions without a real difference. Searching for genetic tags in a population genetics model, Hammer estimated about two or three percent of archaic DNA remains in the modern human genome.  But “that doesn’t mean the interbreeding wasn’t more extensive,” the article said.  Hammer remarked, “We think there were probably thousands of interbreeding events.  It happened relatively extensively and regularly.”  Charles Q. Choi titled his report on Live Science, “Humans Had Sex Regularly With Mysterious Extinct Relatives in Africa.”  Since earlier reports found remnants of Neanderthal and Denisovan DNA in the human genome, it means all these groups, including Homo erectus, were capable of interbreeding, and thus were members of the same species. Choi’s article included a quote by Hammer with an ironic Biblical reference:  “We need to modify the standard model of human origins in which a single population transitioned to the anatomically modern state in isolation – a garden of Eden somewhere in Africa – and replaced all other archaic forms both within Africa and outside Africa without interbreeding,” he told Live Science.  “We now need to consider models in which gene flow occurred over time,” he Babel-ed. Sleep on it:  Incidentally, one anthropologist has taken to the trees to live with the chimpanzees.  Trying to figure out what caused our supposed ancestors to come down from the jungle canopy and sleep on the ground, Fiona Stewart climbed up to chimp nests and slept six nights like they do.  Live Science told the results; she found it afforded some distance from howling hyenas and some reduction in insect bites, but otherwise was not any more comfortable than sleeping on the ground.  But does her adventure “help explain why early humans broke from the chimp tradition of sleeping in trees,” as promised by reporter Stephanie Pappas?  Only if one is willing to speculate.  Quoting Wiliam McGrew [Cambridge University], she wrote “it has been speculated that our ancestors were able to stay on the ground overnight when they had fire, both because fire is a deterrent for predators and because it also offers heat.”  One might wonder why today’s chimps haven’t caught onto that grand idea for six million years. 1. Lepre et al., “An earlier origin for the Acheulian,” Nature  477 (01 September 2011), pages 82–85, doi:10.1038/nature10372. This is so pathetic it’s funny.  What part of the evidence (discounting the evolutionary timeline as “evidence”) fails to fit with Genesis?  Put the data into the written account of an original Garden of Eden creation of a single human pair, diversifying till the Flood, then dispersing after Babel, the disparate groups accentuating traits by inbreeding, yet still capable of gene flow as true people, and it fits.  If you carefully subtract all the incestuous evolutionary memes from the Darwinian tale and just look at the evidence, it becomes apparent that people have always been people and animals animals.  Only the ideology of Darwin tries to force-fit the data into a progressive upward sequence.  It doesn’t work.  Over and over it has left the evolutionists mystified.  Ann Coulter has aptly dubbed Darwinism a “mystery religion from the Victorian age.”  Come out of the cult and be born again.(Visited 31 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Durban stadium’s iconic arch complete

first_img16 February 2009A grand lighting ceremony was held on the weekend at Durban’s 80 000-seater Moses Mabhida Stadium, a host stadium for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, to mark the completion of its iconic arch.Speaking at the ceremony, KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sbu Ndebele said the completion of the arch symbolised more than just an architectural, engineering and construction milestone.“It is a celebration of teams working together to create not only an architectural and engineering masterpiece, but to physically create an icon that symbolises and spans years of history, years of hope, and years of work to let all South Africans feel the pulse of unification,” he said.African World CupNdebele said that South Africa, as the host of the upcoming World Cup, did not stand as a country alone, but rather as a representative of Africa, and would ensure that the tournament was an African event – one that would help spread confidence and prosperity across the entire continent.“We remain committed towards ensuring that the legacy is for Africa, South Africa, and the localities in which the World Cup will be played,” he said.Sporting precinctAs the backbone for the Kings Park Sporting Precinct, the stadium is designed to be a multi-functional, easy-to-maintain asset for the city municipality.By hosting major sporting and other events, the city aims to attract investment and employment in terms of its “2010 and beyond” economic development strategy.“This accomplishment has tremendously increased the awareness of our new landmark facility, and will start positioning the stadium not only as an icon of Durban, but will also confirm to the world that we are, indeed, Africa’s sporting and events capital,” Ndebele said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

‘I was twice as good as Messi and Ronaldo’

first_imgLionel Messi I was twice as good as Messi and Ronaldo, says Romario Robin Bairner Last updated 2 years ago 22:18 10/5/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(7) Romario Getty Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo Argentina v Peru Bolivia v Brazil Brazil Argentina Peru Bolivia WC Qualification South America The 51-year-old 1994 World Cup winner says the pair are the best in the world but believes he is superior than both in front of goal Former Brazil striker Romario has boasted that he is a superior goal scorer to either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.The Clasico pair have been rivals throughout their respective careers but have emerged as the game’s two elite stars over the course of the last decade due to their scoring exploits for Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively.Portugal in 3/1 three fold to win Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Ronaldo may be waiting to get off the mark in La Liga this season, but even though Lionel Messi has 11 in seven matches in the same competition, for Barca ace Romario believes he is better than both.“In scoring goals, I was better than both Messi and Romario. More than twice as good,” he told Globoesporte. “It’s true, though, they have different characteristics to the ones I had.Romario GFX“Today, along with Neymar, they are the best in the world. They have achieved many titles, but leaving modesty aside, I can say that even though they have won many Ballons d’Or, in that area I’m still better.”Romario claims to have scored over 1000 goals in his career – 1003 to be precise – and he does not think that either of the current superstars will be able to achieve that mark.“They’re both over 30, so it will be very difficult,” he said.Now a politician, the 51-year-old 1994 World Cup winner’s best league season came when he scored 30 in 33 games for Barcelona in 1993-94. That is a tally both Ronaldo and Messi have bettered six times in their careers.last_img read more

Supreme Court set to rule on voting rights for longterm expat Canadians

first_imgTORONTO — Canada’s top court will decide today on the validity of a now-repealed law that barred long-term Canadian expats from voting.Two Canadians living in the U.S. launched the challenge to part of the Canada Elections Act.The act said those who lived abroad for more than five years lost their voting rights.Jamie Duong, of Ithaca, N.Y., and Gill Frank, of Richmond, Va., argued nothing warranted the abridgment of their constitutional right to vote.They insisted they maintain deep ties to Canada, and taxes and other laws passed by Parliament could still affect them.They initially succeeded in court but lost on appeal, prompting the Supreme Court to weigh in.The Liberal government did away with the ban last month but the court case proceeded.The Canadian Presslast_img