Ballybofey rugby star Larissa Muldoon has been given her chance to shine for Ireland after being given the green light to start against Kazakhstan in the final pool game at Women’s Rugby World Cup.Larissa in actionMuldoon is one of two Donegal women on the team.Fahan’s Nora Stapleton lined out a fly half for the wins over New Zealand and the USA and is on the bench for the latest game. An Irish victory today will secure them a semi final spot. BALLYBOFEY WOMAN LARISSA TO START LATEST GAME FOR IRISH RUGBY STARS was last modified: August 9th, 2014 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:donegalLarissa MuldoonNora stapeltonRUGBYWORLD CUP
A revised version of the popular Letterkenny International Folk Festival took place over the weekend drawing in huge crowds. One of the events that caught the imagination from those at the Folk Festival was the Soap Box Derby and it made a return for the 2019 version in association with the RNLI Lifeboat.The starting ramp was located at the Golden Grill on the Port Road, Letterkenny. Enthusiasts turned out in their soap boxes to compete for the €500 in prize moneyJoe Boland (NWNewspix) was in attendance to capture the thrilling encounter. Letterkenny Folk Festival hosts thrilling Soap Box Derby – Picture Special was last modified: August 25th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)
A science writer wrote a semi-amusing account on how to become a fossil. In so doing, he pointed out that fossilization is a very rare fate for most organisms.Writing for National Geographic, freelance science writer and evolutionist Brian Switek quipped, “Pick your burial spot carefully if you want future paleontologists to find you.” For those needing “Tips on How to Become a Fossil,” this article is for you. (First tip is not to use a coffin.)Switek pondered this question when finding a footprint in a national park and wondering, “When I die, will I leave any traces behind in the fossil record?” The chances of being preserved are slim, considering the combination of accidents that have to occur and hazards to be avoided. (Note: the study of fossilization processes is called taphonomy.) Here are your choices, summarized from the article:Sedimentary rock: get buried quickly. “The sooner I can be buried by sediment and kept safe from the various organisms that decay a body after death, the better.” Even that, though, won’t prevent the “ecological recyclers” (bacteria, fungi, burrowing insects, plant roots) from erasing all memory of your existence. And if you survive them, your traces could be scattered by floods or other geological forces.The deep blue sea: prepare to be fish food. “After sharks and crabs had their fill, my bones might become home for bone-eating snot-flower worms that rely on the skeletons of whales and other benthic bonanzas to carry out their peculiar life cycles.” Don’t count on recognizable remains.Desert decay: prepare to be insect food. “My drying corpse might become home to beetles and other insects that burrow in bones, their circuitous pathways permanently recorded in my skeleton.” Unless buried quickly though, bones decay in the desert heat.Volcanic ash: good luck. Fine-grained volcanic ash has preserved some of the best fossils, like those in China. Switek jokes that his favorite T-shirt would not be fossilized, though. It says, “Future Transitional Fossil.“Muck: good luck. The exquisite detail in Archaeopteryx came from its burial in oxygen-depleted muck from an ancient lagoon, Switek says.His last paragraph underscores the rarity of fossilization of any animal:But even a perfect burial doesn’t guarantee discovery. In the millions of years of Earth history that lie ahead, oceans and mountains will rise and fall, and the continents will shift. Should my remains actually become a part of the fossil record, they may rest in a place wholly inaccessible to any future explorers. Even if I come to my final rest at an accessible spot on the surface, erosion might expose and destroy what’s left of me. Or there may not be any future explorers to find me. This is why the discovery of any fossil is a joyous occasion. In the face of so much destructive potential, a fragment of the past has survived and at long last been found.It’s interesting to ponder whether the late Harry Truman (not the President, but the lodge owner at Spirit Lake, Mt. St. Helens) became fossilized after being buried instantly in volcanic ash on May 18, 1980. Even if he did, the chances of ever finding his remains are slim to none.It was nice of Brian to point out how rare fossilization is. Very special conditions are required. Those conditions were ideal during the Genesis Flood – an explanation that Switek (as evolutionary moyboy) is guaranteed to mock. He doesn’t have to wait to become a “future transitional form” (where is his company?). According to God’s word, because he refuses to acknowledge the clear evidence for creation all around him, he is already a transitional form between Homo sapiens and Homo reprobatus, most likely (because of evident exercise of his brain), at stage 2, “Professing to be wise, they became fools” (Romans 1:22). (Visited 119 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest For grilling enthusiasts, nothing beats summer’s backyard barbecues with the perfect steak, chop or burger hot off the grill, complete with sear marks and juicy, mouth-watering flavor, and served with an ice cold drink.This summer, one lucky Ohioan will win the Ultimate Backyard BBQ for up to 24 of their family and friends as part of the Ohio Soybean Council’s (OSC) “Get Grilling, Ohio” sweepstakes. The sweepstakes winner, to be named prior to Labor Day, will be awarded an Ultimate Backyard BBQ prize package worth more than $2,500, which includes:Weber 4-Burner gas grillColeman 100 qt. Xtreme Wheeled Cooler$500 Kroger gift cardVarious cuts of beef, pork, poultry and lambSauces and seasoningsGrilling utensils, cookbooks, tips and tricks and morePrize items and meat for the sweepstakes have been donated by OSC, Luckey Farmers, Inc., Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, Ohio Pork Council, Ohio Poultry Association, Ohio Sheep and Wool Program, and Woeber’s Mustard Company.As a primary source of protein for livestock in Ohio, soybeans and soybean farmers are an important step of the process in getting meat from the farm to the store to the grill. Soybeans are fed to a variety of animals, including cattle, swine, sheep and poultry. Ohio soybean farmers are invested in helping produce healthy, great-tasting meat for grilling.To enter for the chance to win the Ultimate Backyard BBQ, Ohio residents can fill out the entry form at getgrillingohio.com. The entry deadline is Aug. 29 at 11:59 p.m. The winner will be announced Sept. 1.Grilling enthusiasts are encouraged to join the Get Grilling, Ohio! Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/getgrillingohio to share recipes, grilling tips and tricks, and more. For more grilling ideas and inspiration, visit the Get Grilling, Ohio Pinterest page at pinterest.com/getgrillingohio/.
The Canadian Press CALGARY — The owner of the transport truck involved in the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash has admitted he did not follow provincial and federal safety rules.A lawyer for Sukhmander Singh of Adesh Deol Trucking pleaded guilty on his behalf in a Calgary court this morning to five charges.They included failing to maintain time logs for drivers, neglecting to ensure his drivers complied with safety regulations, and having more than one daily log for any day.He also pleaded guilty to not having or following a written safety program.Court documents showed the offences occurred between Jan. 1 and March 31 — prior to the fatal crash on April 6.Sixteen people were killed and 13 were injured in rural Saskatchewan when the Broncos junior hockey team bus and a semi owned by Singh collided at an intersection.The driver, Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, was sentenced on Friday to eight years in prison on 29 dangerous driving charges.Court heard during his sentencing hearing that Sidhu was an inexperienced driver who had been on the road for only three weeks.He had worked with another driver for two weeks and had been on his own for just a few days before he missed a stop sign and drove into the path of the bus.
Stepping up to serve the community is why two political leaders chose to go above and beyond to touch the lives of desperate people in downtown L.A. This is also the reason that these two men were honored by the Los Angeles Mission in its third annual Legacy of Vision Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.Los Angeles Mission 2014 Legacy of Vision Award Honorees Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Congressman David DreierCredit/Copyright: Los Angeles MissionTuesday’s event focused on the Mission’s services to homeless families and veterans through vital programs designed to remake and restore their lives.This year’s honorees were former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and former U. S. Congressman David Dreier. They received the Anne Douglas Award, presented each year to individuals who have made significant contributions to the community. The award is named for Mrs. Anne Douglas, the creative force and benefactor behind the Anne Douglas Center for Women at the Los Angeles a Mission and the wife of actor Kirk Douglas.“The Los Angeles Mission has worked with both of our honorees for years,” said Herb Smith, President of the Mission. “They have supported the work of the Mission both publicly and behind the scenes. The public sees them at our holiday events not only serving meals but also washing the feet of people who are astonished when they realize who is helping them. What we also appreciate is their support and wise counsel behind the scenes along with their dedication to far-reaching goals of getting life restoring services to our city’s homeless.”“What initially made me come down to the Mission was hearing about how it was having an actual impact on the lives of people. I wanted to see if that could possibly be true. I saw for myself that it actually was true,” says Villaraigosa. “What kept me coming back to the Los Angeles Mission was the impact the Mission had on me and on my life. I never expected that serving in the humblest way: washing the feet of the homeless would move me to tears. Presenting me with a whole new dimension of how giving to others can change your own life.”“The Los Angeles Mission is a very special place,” said Dreier. “I’m honored to have had a quarter century long affiliation as a member of the foundation Board. My friends Anne and Kirk (Douglas) continue to be my model. My hope is to replicate their work as our fellow Angelenos strive to become productive members of society.”Miguel A. Núñez Jr., known for his numerous roles in films and television, hosted the evening¹s festivities. Núñez has also appeared in “Juwanna Mann,” produced “School Dance”, and written, produced and appeared in “Belle’s” on TV One.Steve Amerson, “America¹s Tenor” provided entertainment for the evening. He is a renowned recording artist and concert musician whose voice is recognizable from more than 160 films and television programs. In his 20-year career Amerson has recorded 17 albums, had more than 100 compositions published by Word Music and other publishing companies, and performed for many Christian events including the Billy Graham Crusades. Sixteen of his albums were produced for Amerson Music Ministries, a label he established as a nonprofit organization.Sponsors for the event include the John W. Carson Foundation, the Goldwin Foundation, Wells Fargo Bank, City National Bank, the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charity and others.Los Angeles Mission was established in 1936 as a soup kitchen and Christian outreach to homeless men on Skid Row. During the depression years, many homeless and unemployed men struggled on the streets of cities across America. It was during the days of burgeoning bread lines and no food stamps. Soup kitchens, often supported by religious and civic groups, were established to feed the needy. The Los Angeles Mission was begun for just this reason.Several decades later, in the mid 1980’s, it was clear the Mission organization had outgrown its original Los Angeles Street building. The Mission saw the need to expand and purchased vacant property at the corner of 5th and Wall Street. The present Mission facility was built there and was dedicated in 1992 to serve an ever-increasing homeless population.With that new facility, the Mission was the first in Lost Angeles to establish a dedicated women¹s center The Anne Douglas Center for Women a long-term residential rehabilitation facility endowed by Kirk and Anne Douglas. It was a tour of the old Mission by the Douglases which spurred Anne’s interest in creating a safe place for women. Her passion to help the women opened both minds and doors. The result? A women’s facility was endowed and constructed through her efforts. Named for Anne, it opened in February of 1992.For more than 78 years, the Los Angeles Mission has served homeless and hurting men and women of downtown Los Angeles, providing emergency services such as shelter, food and clothing. In addition, the Los Angeles Mission also offers long-term residential rehabilitation programs, including education, job training, transitional housing and counseling.
Facebook Advertisement NWA versus Ice Cube. Biggie versus Tupac. Nas versus Jay Z. Nicki Minaj versus Remy Ma.Rivalries and beefs are a longstanding tradition in hip hop, from b-boys and b-girls battling it out in dance to rappers trading lyrical barbs, live or via diss tracks. But fans taking an artistic battle from a performance space into the real world is rare and surprising, according to hip-hop writer A. Harmony.“Battle rap is a fixture in hip hop. It’s considered a sport. It’s considered a form of entertainment and a chance for MCs to really showcase their skills. It’s a part of the music industry. It’s a part of the music culture,” explained Harmony, hip hop contributor to Exclaim Magazine. Advertisement But a full-on brawl ensued at a Pusha T concert in Toronto on Tuesday, after some audience members apparently tossed drinks onstage at the American rapper — who has been embroiled in an on-again, off-again beef with hometown favourite Drake — mid-performance. Briefly retaking the stage, the Virginia rapper seemed to accuse Drake of being behind the slight. The concert was closed down shortly after. Later, a concertgoer turned up at a nearby hospital with stab wounds, according to police.Note: strong language and violence in following videoThe drinks being tossed might have been something “between concertgoers that got out of hand,” said Harmony. It might also have been the result of fans “who decided to take this form of entertainment and turn it into something it wasn’t.”In recent years, there has been a noticeable rise in young music fans lashing out at rivals for perceived slights to their idols, whether its Beliebers rallying behind Justin Bieber or the BeyHive lashing out in support of Beyoncé.“We have seen instances of super fans kind of crossing the line,” Harmony noted, citing an instance this July when Nicki Minaj fans waged a brutal campaign against a Canadian freelance writer who offered a negative critique of the rapper’s music.Different kind of connectionToday’s fans aren’t like those of previous generations. They feel a different, closer connection to their idols thanks to social media — and that goes for rap aficionados as well, according to Emmanuel Tabi, a hip-hop fan and University of Toronto PhD candidate examining cultural production and its intersection with education and activism. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Rap beefs are a longstanding hip hop tradition. But have some fans taken the feud between Pusha T and Drake too far? (Getty Images) Login/Register With: Twitter
Friends TV show NetflixWarner Bros. Television/Getty ImagesFriendship Day 2019 is almost upon us and like every year, we are going to celebrate this day with our close friends. On this day, we are also going to talk about certain reel life friends who have set friendship-goals for us.1. Friends – Joey Tribbiani and Chandler BingChandler and Joey’s friendship is one of the best displays of friendship on TV till date. From Chandler always supporting Joey in his acting career to going through a major fight when Chandler fooled around with Joey’s girlfriend (Kathy) to Joey supporting Chandler in his relationship with Monica – we have seen them standing beside each other from and a plethora of instances where the duo made us feel that a friendship like theirs is a must.This Friendship Day binge-watch all the episodes of Friends together and cherish all your Joey and Chandler moments.The Friends Tv show is currently streaming on Netflix in India.2. How I met your Mother – Ted and MarshallTed and Marshall’s friendship is one of a kind. From being in college together to being there for each other till the end. Ted and Marshal have not only checked all the boxes of friendship but also aced them.Eating a sandwich — check Surviving College together — check, Going on a road trip, concerts and even birthing classes — Check, check and CHECK!Relive those precious moments with your best friends when you watch HIMYM this friendship day.HIMYM is currently airing on Star World. How I Met Your MotherFacebook/HowIMetYourMother3. Sherlock – Sherlock and Doctor WatsonThough they are portrayed as partners who solve mysteries together we all know that their relationship is way more than that. In one of the episodes, Doctor Watson describes their relationship as “We solve crimes, I blog about it and he forgets his pants” after which both of them burst into laughter. And not to forget Sherlock’s best man speech at John’s wedding, truly epic. At one point they had to mention that they were not dating, wherever they go and once you need to pull something like that off, you know you’ve found a gem!! From the first to the very last episode they stood for each other no matter what.Sherlock is currently airing on AXN and can also be streamed on Netflix.4. Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Jake and CharlesJake and Charles aka Truest Bromance in the history of Television. Boyle has always wanted best for Jake and Jake has always kept Boyle out of problems. Boyle has always trusted Jake with his life and Jake has lived up to the honour. Remember “Best friends are there for you in sickness and in health, for better or for worse, and most importantly, to shave off the sick-nasty moustache that’s taken up residence on your face.” Brooklyn Nine Nine spoilers.Facebook/ Brooklyn Nine NineThis friendship day twin with your best friend, give them a loophole high-five and binge on Brooklyn Nine-Nine together.Brooklyn Nine-Nine is currently streaming on Netflix and Comedy Central in India.5. Game of Thrones – Arya and The HoundArya Stark and Ser Clegane aka The Hound have a bittersweet friendship. Their journey began when they took a road trip together in Game of Thrones season 4. Well not exactly a road trip, the Hound had kidnapped her and planned to sell her at the Eyrie. But they again meet in season 8 where they catch up, fight white walkers and the Hound saves Arya from the wights in The Great Hall. The bond that they shared is beyond expression. So this Friendship Day, plan a road trip with your best friend and make memories that you can cherish forever.Game of Thrones is currently streaming on Star World in India.