Defending champ Jim Cotter rolls into A semi final at Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships

first_imgJackson, third Andrew Komlodi, second Corey Chester and lead Joel Cave, edged Tom Buchy of Kimberley 4-2 Wednesday afternoon in a tightly played contest.Jackson broke open a 1-1 tie with singles in the seventh and eighth ends.Buchy got one back in the ninth, and was in position to steal a single in the tenth before Jackson bumped off Buchy’s shot stone to score one as the Kootenay rep desperately tried to force an extra end.Buchy opened with an 8-3 win over Mark Longworth of Vernon in eight ends.Jackson opened the day edging Jeff Richard of Kelowna 6-5.The other top seed in the championships Dean Joanisse of New Westminster outlasted Kootenay rep Chris Ducharme of Creston 5-2.The third draw goes Wednesday at 7 p.m. with Joanisse against Michael Johnson of New Westminster and Sean Geall of New Westminster meeting Wes Craig of Victoria. Both winners advance into the A-event semi final.B-event action has House meeting Jason Montgomery of Victoria, Richard against Mark Longworth of Vernon and Daniel Wenzek of Langley against Neil Dangerfield of Victoria.The Wenzek rink recruited Nelson’s Fred Thomson to the rink for the championships because team member Tyler Tardi is curling in the Youth Olympic Games in Norway.Action continues Thursday with three more draws, including the A-event final at 7 p.m.The winner advances at the top seed in the Page Playoffs. It took defending BC Champion Jim Cotter a few ends to become familiar with the surroundings of the Nelson Curling Club.However, after a couple of ends it was full steam ahead for the Vernon foursome during Day One of the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships.Cotter, third Ryan Kuhn, second Tyrel Griffiths and lead Rick Sawatsky ran the table to advance into the A semi final Thursday.The Vernon rink doubled Will House of Richmond 6-3 in Draw 1 before dominating Chase Martyn of New Westminster 9-2 in the afternoon.“Absolutely, you want to start 2-0,” Cotter said minutes after scoring four in the eighth end to secure the win Wednesday.“The goal at the end of the week for every team here is to make the playoffs, and that’s our goal too. So getting off to 2-0 is a good start for us but there’s a whole lot of curling to go yet.”Joining Cotter, who curled 91 percent to 70 for skip Martyn, is on the ice Thursday morning in Draw 4 A semi final against Glen Jackson of Victoria.last_img read more

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Help is on the way

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial With its playoff presence on the line, Barangay Ginebra appears to have restored its winning chemistry with Justin Brownlee.The Gin Kings are again counting on that Brownlee partnership in another must-win status against the Columbian Dyip’s steely resolve to stay alive for a quarterfinal seat in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award00:50Trending Articles01:35Salceda on Taal eruption investigation: Help first, probe later02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal MOST READ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees “The morale of the team is still high and we always play with pride,” said Phoenix alternate governor Atty. Raymond Zorrilla.Faced with a more formidable foe, the Dyip will ride on their impressive win over the Fuel Masters to stay in the hunt for their first playoff appearance in two years.“Jeff’s addition gives Ginebra more firepower, but we will be ready for him,” said Columbian coach Ricky Dandan.The Kings are half a game behind the Dyip and the Magnolia Hotshots, who share identical 4-5 records.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We’re getting a little more comfortable with Justin Brownlee,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone after back-to-back victories over NLEX in a road game and Magnolia that gave them a third win in eight games.And with the Kings making a final playoff push, they got another boost with Jeff Chan expected to join the team in their game against the Dyip Wednesday night at 7 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownCone has gone on record to say the Kings have long sought Chan’s services and the former Phoenix gunner repaid the compliment by admitting he is excited to learn more from the league’s winningest coach.“I want to help them in any way possible,” said Chan, who was acquired by the Gin Kings on Monday in a trade with the Phoenix Fuel Masters in exchange for the rights to Ginebra’s first round pick in the 2018 Draft. “Hopefully, we’ll have a good run in our last three games. LATEST STORIES BanKo-Perlas, Pocari in crucial matches as race for semis berths heats up Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “I’m looking forward to playing under coach Tim. He’s one of the greatest coaches here. I just wanna learn from him,” he said.But the Kings face long odds in their playoff bid, needing to sweep their remaining assignments against the Alaska Aces and the GlobalPort Batang Pier after this one for a trouble-free seeding in the quarterfinals.“We’re still in the same situation. We have no margin for error. But if we find a way to win out our three tough games, we could make the top six,” said Cone.GlobalPort (4-4) will be on the same footing with Columbian and Ginebra as the Batang Pier attempt to win all their remaining games starting with the Fuel Masters (3-6) in the other game.The Batang Pier pulled off a surprise at San Miguel Beer’s expense, a confidence-builder they will employ against the Fuel Masters, who lost four in a row, including a 108-106 defeat to Rain or Shine where they led most of the way.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Boima Folley Sports Center CEO Appeals for Protection

first_imgThen chief executive officer of Boima Folley Sports Center, located at Buzzy Quarters on Capitol Hill in Monrovia, has appealed to the Liberian government to protect Liberian owned businesses in the country.Mr. Boima Folley, Chief Executive Officer, said only when Liberian businesses are fully protected to secure contracts that they will grow.He said even though a good relationship exists between his company and the government, he expressed dissatisfaction that more interests were being giving to foreigner businesses when the PPCC sends out bids acquiring contracts.“The business atmosphere in the current regime is favorable but at the same time running a successful business demands crossing over challenges,” he said.Mr. Folley however said that with all the challenges, he will continue to overcome reports that Liberians are not good at doing successful businesses.“The Boima Folley Sports Center which was established in 2003 will always remain here to satisfy Liberians by given them the best sporting materials from the People’s Republic of China,” Folley said.He said his track record was tested when he successfully provided sporting materials in the last County Sports Meet to all the fifteen county representatives.Contributing, General Manager Bill Z. Jonson who named some of the challenges facing the company as the cost of transportation, increase in taxes, high duty taxes and other expenditures, noted “We will continue to work within the economic climate of the country.”Both men praised the Liberian government for the level of security business owners continue to enjoy in the country. “We can go home and sleep sound at night these days without fear,” Folley said, “We also happy with the current Liberia Electricity Corporation power sharing system.”Johnson said, “This helps to make better businesses in the country, and we are hopeful that the Liberian government will grow stronger the more businesses pay their taxes to the government.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Fans baffled as Liverpool star Mohamed Salah goes offline

first_img“2019 Resolution: Time to get in touch, for real,” said the final tweet, screenshots of which were shared widely on social media.Those navigating to his Twitter account on Wednesday could only see a message reading “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!”.On Instagram, the message read “The link you followed may be broken, or the page may have been removed.” A similar message appeared on Facebook.It was not immediately clear whether the shutdowns were deliberate.Some fans speculated that Salah deleted his accounts due to a dispute he has had with the Egyptian Football Association over his image rights.Others saw it as a possible new year’s resolution.Salah has taken the Premier League by storm since signing for Liverpool in the summer of 2017, scoring 50 goals for the English club in just 72 appearances.Earlier this month, Salah was named the African Player of the Year for the second consecutive year.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000A fan holds a poster of Egypt forward Mohamed Salah ahead of a match against Russia at the World Cup on June 19, 2018 © AFP/File / Olga MALTSEVACAIRO, Egypt, Jan 23 – Fans were left baffled on Wednesday after Liverpool’s star Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah appeared to have deleted all of his social media accounts where his followers number in the millions.The Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts of Salah, who is idolised in Egypt and Liverpool, went offline without warning a day after he posted a cryptic tweet.last_img read more

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Housing crisis pinches Christmas gift-giving in California, Nevada

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champIn the past, when times were tough, she would borrow against her home’s equity – that’s no longer possible. “I was always seen as the person that’s giving, but it’s kind of affected this year,” said Castleberry, a former casino buffet supervisor who makes $11 an hour, 30hours a week, supervising children before and after school. “This year, I can’t see anything right now as far as gifts.” Castleberry is just one of thousands homeowners nationwide who can no longer finance their spending by tapping into their once-inflated, now depreciating home equity. Others can no longer afford their higher monthly payments due to a reset in their adjustable rate mortgages and have been foreclosed. Jackie Castleberry won’t be playing Santa Claus this year. She usually buys her grandchildren, nieces and nephews lots of gifts around the holidays – bicycles, educational games, clothes – but this year she is just struggling to keep her North Las Vegas, Nev., house. The interest rate on her four-bedroom home loan shot up in October and she is $6,000 behind on her payments. She now owes $168,000 on her home, which once was worth $220,000 but is now worth about $150,000. The crisis is taking a toll on consumer spending, particularly in areas that have been hit hardest such as Florida, California and Nevada. And it is one of the biggest factors behind what is expected to be the weakest holiday season in five years. Nevada, California and Florida have posted the highest foreclosure rates in the country for the past several months, according to Irvine-based RealtyTrac Inc. In October, Nevada reported one foreclosure filing for every 154 households; California’s rate was one for every 258 households; and Florida had one for every 273 households – up nearly 165 percent from October 2006’s total. Mark Zandi, senior economist with Moody’s Economy.com, said the housing downturn is “weighing increasingly heavily on retailers and will play a significant role during the holidays.” In the second half of 2006 and the first quarter of 2007, mortgage equity withdrawals were at a peak of $850 billion on an annualized basis, Zandi said. But in the third quarter of 2007, that number had fallen to $550 billion. And that’s also hurt people employed in the real estate and mortgage businesses. Last year, Leo Rojas could spend liberally on Christmas gifts for his 7-year-old son and 14-year-old daughter and the employees at his Miami-based mortgage company, which was processing 50 home loans a month. He bought a video game system and a slick toy all-terrain vehicle for his kids and Movado watches, expensive pens and Walt Disney World trips for his workers. But this year, his company is processing five loans a month. He has closed offices, laid off employees and is selling cell phones to make ends meet. He estimates he’ll spend about a quarter of what he spent last year on gifts, with his children getting a phone, clothing and perfume or cologne. “We’re finding ourselves going back to the basics,” Rojas said. “We made a decision that we’re only going to give to our immediate family, as opposed to last year when we gave to all our family and our friends and our friends’ kids.” Many retailers have curtailed inventory levels and others started promotions earlier than before. Discount stores could benefit from a trade-down effect among consumers seeking better pricing over department stores, while home-related retailers such as furniture stores offer deals to stimulate sales. Luxury stores may be OK, considering that more affluent people tend to weather economic downturns more easily, analysts noted. “The housing market has caused a dent in our appliance sales,” said Bobby Johnson, senior vice president of Hollywood, Fla.-based BrandsMart USA. “But people seem to be buying flat-panel TVs, as many as they were before, if not more, because of the price erosion.” Mark Vitner, Wachovia Economics Group senior economist, said this season is “a little odd” because there’s no “must-have” item bringing people to department stores. While toys related to children’s TV’s Hannah Montana are hot and Nintendo Wii consoles are hard to find, little else has captured consumer attention, he said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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$80 million sought for L.A. River

first_img $35 million for flood control systems, graffiti removal, wetlands restoration and other river enhancements. $40 million for water re-use to increase water flow and habitat renewal. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, council President Eric Garcetti, and Councilman Ed Reyes joined state parks Director Ruth Coleman to endorse the plan. The $80 million is vital because it serves as seed money for further grants, said Coleman. “It’ll be the big push to create more gems along the emerald necklace” known as the Los Angeles River, she said. “I think it can give legs to the city planning efforts,” added Joe Linton of Friends of the Los Angeles River. “If we can get money behind this project, it won’t be another (river) plan that sits on a shelf.” dana.bartholomew@dailynews.com (818) 713-3730 IF YOU GO: Friends of the Los Angeles River will host the nation’s largest river cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon May 6 between the Tujunga Wash and Long Beach. For more information, call (323) 223-0585, or go to www.folar.org.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A plan to turn the barren Los Angeles River into a bucolic waterway got a potential boost Thursday with a request for millions of dollars in federal funds. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., announced pending legislation to authorize $80 million to restore the Los Angeles River. If authorized, the federal funding would provide valuable seed money for a developing plan to clean up and return portions of the the concrete flood channel to a natural state, at a potential cost of $1 billion. “I’m going to introduce legislation to revitalize the L.A. River,” the senator said during a news conference with city officials at Rio de Los Angeles State Park, a $43.5 million city-state park slated to open next year along the waterway at Taylor Yard in Cypress Park. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“This revitalization plan will benefit the community in diverse ways – it will link diverse neighborhoods, maintain open space, protect wildlife, promote economic development, provide low-income housing and more schools.” Boxer said her bill would help pay for river projects now being developed according to a Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan. The $3 million plan aims to add paths, parks, restaurants and housing along 32 miles of Los Angeles riverfront. If approved, Boxer’s bill would pay: $4 million to the Army Corps of Engineers to develop a plan to restore water flow and re-create wetlands and river habitat to provide recreational and economic opportunities along its banks. last_img read more

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Genoa reportedly reject £32m offer for Liverpool and Chelsea target

first_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 1 REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Genoa have reportedly snubbed a £32million offer from Napoli for Liverpool and Chelsea target Krzysztof Piatek.The Poland international has been in scintillating form so far this season, bagging ten goals for club and country in just ten appearances. Latest Liverpool News Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED huge blow RANKED targets center_img The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star shining Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT latest TROPHY gameday cracker Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update REVEALED Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions Piatek, 23, is wanted by several top European clubs, with Liverpool, Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid all reportedly keeping close tabs on his development.However, according to Rai Sport, it was in fact Napoli who made the first move for Piatek, seeing their initial £32m offer turned down by Genoa.The report further claims that Genoa have reluctantly admitted that their star striker will leave in January and they are hoping to hold out for as much as possible.With so much interest in Piatek, the Italian club could fetch as much as £45m for the in-form striker. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade last_img read more

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RESULTS AND PICTURE SPECIAL AS RECORD CROWD TURNS OUT FOR INTERFIRMS 5K

first_imgMORE than 300 people took part in the Interfirms 5k in Letterkenny on Tuesday evening, a record for the event.Gerard Gallagher was first home in 15:26, followed by Pauric McKinney and Patrick Hynes Foy.Catherine Dooher won the women’s race with Irene McFadden second and Charmaine McNulty in third. Pix from Kieran Carlin, FVAC. Full Results: Place  Race No.  Time  FirstName  Surname  Category  Firm1 86               15.27           Gerard            Gallagher             SM            Donegal Creameries2 39               15.38           Pauric             Mc Kinney            M45           Scoil Iosagain 3 230             15.53           Patrick             Hynes-Foy           SM            Individual4 56               16.01           Johnny           Patton                 M40           HSE5 361             16.02           Adrian             McGowan             SM            Allstate6 227             16.09           Ivan                Toner                  SM            Individual7 218             16.13           Dean               Toland                SM            LYIT 8 309             16.15           Colin              Watson                SM            Individual9 373             16.15           Adam              Friel                    SM            Individual10 207             16.24           Sean               McGettigan           SM            Individual11 358             16.26           Kevin              Ferry                   M40           Donegal Creameries 12 250             16.27           Eddie              Margey                SM            An Post13 213             16.29           Paul                Mc Glinchey         SM            Individual14 362             16.35           Stephen           Connor                SM            Individual15 276             16.39           Daniel             Hannigan             SM            Army LK16 305             16.41           Brian               Crosson              SM            Individual17 270             16.48           Ciaran             McGonagle           SM            Allstate18 209             16.57           Frank              Chaney                M45           Argos19 9                17.07           Gerard            Bogle                  M45           UnitedHealthGroup20 223             17.13           Paul                Toner                  SM            LYIT21 420             17.20           Noel               Diver                   SM            Individual22 338             17.26           Adrian             Toye                   SM            Individual23 242             17.27           Liam               Murray                 SM            DCC24 36               17.28           Tom                Thompson           M45           Army LK25 62               17.31           Raymond         Birch                   SM            KS Kitchens26 211             17.32           Shane             Gallagher             SM            Donegal Creameries27 376             17.32           Darren             McGlinchey          SM            Army LK28 331             17.33           Pauric             Breslin                 SM            Individual29 246             17.34           Sean               Dudgeon              SM            Individual30 417             17.35           Paul                Doherty               SM            HSE21 May 2013  Page 1 of 10 Place  Race No.  Time  FirstName  Surname  Category  Club31 303             17.36           Brian               Ferry                   SM            An Post32 214             17.38           Marcus            McClintock           M40           Individual33 256             17.38           Liam               Doherty               SM            Individual34 38               17.42           Aidan              McKenna              M40           Individual35 339             17.44           Ciaran             McBride               SM            LYIT36 404             17.44           Sean               Diver                   SM            Army LK37 365             17.46           Hugh              Coll                    M40           Individual38 330             17.50           Dayle              Gallagher             JM            Individual39 345             17.51           Barry               Coyle                  SM            Allied Irish Bank40 58               17.52           Barry               Meehan               SM            Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal41 29               17.53           Gareth             Kerrigan               SM            Brown Printers42 201             17.53           Shane             Doherty               SM            Individual43 378             17.54           PJ                  Boyce                  M40           Individual44 374             17.55           Enda               McBride               JM            St Eunans College45 8                17.57           Martin             Kelly                   SM            UnitedHealthGroup46 7                18.03           Michael           Kelly                   SM            UnitedHealthGroup47 26               18.04           Gary               McGee                 M40           Individual48 419             18.09           Kenny             O Donnell            M40           Individual49 266             18.10           John               Collins                SM            Allstate50 342             18.10           Johnny           Gettins                SM            Army LK51 27               18.14           John               Conlon                SM            LYIT52 398             18.20           Mark               Daly                    M40           Daly Memorials53 40               18.24           Pat                 Gallagher             SM            Scoil Iosagain54 340             18.24           Glenn             Duncan                SM            Prumerica55 377             18.24           Hugh              Duffy                   SM            Individual56 64               18.25           Paddy             Fox                     SM            HSE57 41               18.33           Gerard            Devine                 SM            Aura58 248             18.36           Jason             King                    M40           Kirchhoff59 247             18.38           Paul                O Gara                M40           Prumerica60 232             18.40           Niall                McGee                 SM            CC School61 308             18.44           Ciaran             O Donnell            M40           Donegal Democrat62 23               18.45           Brian               Doherty               SM            Individual21 May 2013  Page 2 of 10 Place  Race No.  Time  FirstName  Surname  Category  Club63 45               18.46           Darren             Price                   SM            Individual64 1                18.46           Kieran             Coyle                  SM            UnitedHealthGroup65 348             18.47           Seamus           Morrison              M40           Individual66 99               18.48           David              Gordon               JM            Individual67 100             18.50           Richard           Gordon               JM            Individual68 76               18.55           Martin             McGinley             M40           An Post69 97               18.57           Stewart            McGee                 SM            Individual70 360             18.58           Declan            Doherty               SM            Allstate71 364             19.00           Peter               O Donnell            SM            Individual72 34               19.01           Paddy             Ward                   M45           Ward Seafoods73 17               19.04           Kieran             McMonagle           SM            UnitedHealthGroup74 233             19.04           Finbarr            Gallagher             M45           CC School75 234             19.05           Andrew            Stoddart               SM            Allstate76 392             19.06           Enda               Doherty               SM            Individual77 95               19.11           Damien            McBride               SM            Individual78 37               19.13           Adrian             O Donnell            SM            Individual79 403             19.14           Gavin              Crawford              SM            Army LK80 212             19.16           Alan                McConnell            SM            Donegal Creameries81 19               19.17           Ross               Wherrity               SM            Individual82 301             19.19           Collie              O Donnell            M40           Individual83 325             19.20           Barry               McMenamin          SM            Allstate84 409             19.21           Peter               Devine                 SM            Social Welfare85 220             19.22           Tommy            McBride               SM            Individual86 42               19.23           Michael           McHugh               SM            FBD87 77               19.24           Richard           McGee                 SM            Allstate88 380             19.25           Martin             Doherty               M40           Social Welfare89 228             19.26           Kevin              Toner                  M60           Individual90 204             19.27           Adrian             Herrity                 SM            Donegal Printing91 25               19.33           Mal                 McCausland          M60           NI Civil Service92 35               19.34           Tony               Gallagher             M45           Western Beverages93 351             19.36           Seamus           Nallan                 SM            Individual94 347             19.38           Cathal             Morrison              M40           Individual21 May 2013  Page 3 of 10 Place  Race No.  Time  FirstName  Surname  Category  Club95 92               19.39           Cathal             Harvey                 SM            Individual96 225             19.41           James             Gibbons               M50           Individual97 329             19.42           Ronan             O Driscoll             SM            Individual98 202             19.43           Pauric             Meehan               SM            Individual99 399             19.44           Phil                Boyle                  M40           Individual100 94               19.45           Catherine         Dooher                SW           Individual101 397             19.46           Martin             Burke                  SM            Individual102 277             19.47           Michael           McGinty               M45           Individual103 372             19.49           Shane             Hilley                  SM            Duffy Express104 49               19.50           Gerard            Galllagher            M50           Individual105 317             19.51           Patrick             Brennan               SM            BOI106 236             19.52           Irene               McFadden            SW           Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal107 328             19.54           Stephen           Clinton                SM            Individual108 382             19.55           Oisin              Canning              JM            Individual109 11               19.56           Paul                Coyle                  M40           UnitedHealthGroup110 341             19.57           Garvan            McCloskey           M50           Individual111 6                20.00           Brendan          Govaerts              SM            UnitedHealthGroup112 252             20.02           Paddy             Gallagher             M40           Kirchhoff113 411             20.03           Paul                McGettigan           SM            Individual114 359             20.06           Conor             McAlven               SM            Allstate115 291             20.07           Denis              Bonner                M40           Individual116 387             20.08           Paul                Harris                  M40           Individual117 375             20.10           Charlie            O Donnell            SM            Prumerica118 370             20.12           Michael           Murphy                SM            Individual119 93               20.13           Charmaine       O Brien                SW           Individual120 323             20.14           Darren             Beecroft               M45           Prumerica121 90               20.17           Phelim             Lynch                  SM            Kirchhoff122 292             20.19           Paul                Lee                     M45           Eircom123 52               20.20           PJ                  Friel                    M45           Kirchhoff124 334             20.21           Declan            Smith                  SM            Prumerica125 85               20.21           Marie              Boyle                  SW           Individual126 349             20.22           Manus             Peoples               M50           An Post21 May 2013  Page 4 of 10 Place  Race No.  Time  FirstName  Surname  Category  Club127 206             20.24           Kevin              McColgan            SM            Scoil Iosagain128 271             20.25           Conor             Callaghan            SM            Donegal Creameries129 263             20.29           Nikita              Burke                  SW           Individual130 326             20.29           Gary               Gumbleton            SM            Allstate131 238             20.30           Paul                McGee                 SM            Kirchhoff132 24               20.31           Raymond         McRory                SM            Individual133 14               20.31           Adrian             Gill                     SM            UnitedHealthGroup134 20               20.32           Ollie               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30.31           Maria              Buchanan             SW           Individual308 335             30.34           Karina             Gildea                 SW           Prumerica309 379             32.41           Declan            Black                   SM            Individual310 44               32.43           Roisin             Gallagher             SW           An Post311 402             34.07           Anthony          Gildea                 M40           Kirchhoff312 311             38.34           Ursula             McGarvey             SW           Individual313 60               39.51           Margaret          Black                   SW           IndividualTotal Runners:  313 RESULTS AND PICTURE SPECIAL AS RECORD CROWD TURNS OUT FOR INTERFIRMS 5K was last modified: May 22nd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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 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COUNCILLOR LEFT WITH BLOODY NOSE AFTER BEING ATTACKED OUTSIDE HIS BAR

first_imgA well-known Donegal county councillor and publican had his nose busted after refusing to allow a man into his bar.Michael McDonagh – assaulted publican and county councillor Martin Harley. Pic copyright of North West Newspix.Gardai found Martin Harley outside his premises, Cheers Bar, on Main Street, Ballybofey on March 13th last. He was bleeding from the nose and his eyes were watery after being assaulted by Michael McDonagh.When approached by Gardai, McDonagh, who has 34 previous convictions, initially claimed that Mr Harley would not allow his family into his bar.Gardai arrested McDonagh, 24, and he appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with assault and using threatening and abusive language in public.Solicitor for McDonagh, Mr Frank Dorrian, said his client had no recollection of saying that his family had been refused entry to the bar.He said McDonagh, of the Big Isle Halting Site, Letterkenny, has mental health issues and was on a range of medication and had unfortunately mixed them with alcohol on the day.He had been at a family function and things got out of control.The court heard he had a range of previous convictions including making threats to kill, theft, obstructing Gardai, intoxication and public order offences.Judge Paul Kelly asked Gardai how the injured party was now doing and he was told he was doing well and that there were no long-term effects form the assault.Mr Dorrian told the court that McDonagh, a father-of-two, had gathered €500 which he wished to offer Mr Harley as some form of compensation for the incident.Judge Kelly adjourned the case until September 22nd for a probation report on McDonagh but warned him a lot will depend on what happens in between now and then.COUNCILLOR LEFT WITH BLOODY NOSE AFTER BEING ATTACKED OUTSIDE HIS BAR was last modified: July 29th, 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:BallybofeyCheers Barcounty councillordonegalMartin HarleyMICHAEL MCDONAGHlast_img read more

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Body Wonders at the Cellular Level

first_img(Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 If we kept track of all the nano-scopic processes that keep us alive, we would be giga-astonished.Origami prize:  Two scientists won the Lasker Prize, Nature reports, for discovering how cellular machines in the endoplasmic reticulum help assemble and fold proteins.  This is vital, because misfolded proteins can build up in the cells and tissues of the body, leading to major health problems.  One of the researchers, Kazutoshi Mori, described her feelings at the wonder of discovery:We wanted to find the molecular machinery that allows one component of the cell to talk to another. There was virtually nothing known about what was taking place…. The deeper we dove, however, the more complex it became and the more beautiful it became….We discovered machinery by which the cell has the capacity to fold the protein properly and pathway by which this happened. We mapped the components of the pathway and everything turned out to be more exciting than we could have hoped for.Self-repairing heart:  There are stem cells in the coronary arteries on hand to repair damaged heart tissues, Science Daily reveals.  Research at Vanderbilt shows that you are not stuck with the same heart you had as a child; stem cells continually regenerate heart tissue.  Heart failure is not so much an issue of growing old, but of failure in the built-in repair mechanisms that keep the heart ticking.Resonant neurons:  How can nerves communicate over long distances in the body and brain?  The answer may be resonant frequences, an article on Science Daily suggests.  Scientists at the University of Freiberg identified resonances that may help neurons share information:Not all nerve cells excite other cells; some inhibit the activity of others. This means that the activity in a network can oscillate around a certain level of activity as a result of the interplay of excitation and inhibition. These networks typically have preferred frequencies at which oscillations are particularly strong, just as a taut string on a violin has a preferred frequency. If the activity tunes into this frequency, pulses propagate much farther. As the scientists point out, the combination of oscillatory signals together with resonance induced amplification may be the only possible form of long distance communication in certain cases. They further suggest that a network’s ability to change its preferred frequency may play a role in the way how information is at times processed differently in the brain.Eye haze filter:  Yellow pigments in the macula of the eye may act as a haze filter, Medical Xpress reported about findings at the University of Georgia.  “We’ve found that the yellow filters out the effects of blue haze,” Billy Hammond said. “The pigment affects how far people can see outdoors and how they can adapt to their environment.”Skin calculator:  We know that brain neurons interact heavily to perceive and plan many things, but did you know that neurons in the skin have some of that calculating ability?  Medical Xpress says that tactile neurons perform “advanced calculations” before the brain gets the message of touch:“Perhaps the most surprising result of our study is that these peripheral neurons, which are engaged when a fingertip examines an object, perform the same type of calculations done by neurons in the cerebral cortex. Somewhat simplified, it means that our touch experiences are already processed by neurons in the skin before they reach the brain for further processing” says Andrew Pruszynski.Trash truck antennas:  Scientists at Salk Institute found that two receptors on macrophages, the trash-collecting cells of the immune system, are specialized for specific roles.  Previously, the two types of receptors were thought to be interchangeable, but this new finding shows that the two work cooperatively on the vital task of keeping our tissues and vessels free of dead-cell trash that accumulates normally as we live and move.Cilia motor:  Thank God for dynein-2, a molecular motor that delivered cargo to the cilia on your cells during development.  Malfunctioned cilia, Medical Xpress says, are responsible for many health problems called ciliopathies, resulting in things like “blindness, deafness, chronic respiratory infections, kidney disease, heart disease, infertility, obesity and diabetes.”  Researchers at Bristol University found, for the first time, how human cytoplasmic dynein-2 works, by identifying “new components of the motor” (it’s called a “motor” nine times in the brief article).Don’t underestimate your mind’s eye is the headline of an article on Medical Xpress about the “image processing” the eye performs on a scene before your brain sees it.  You can see much more than what you think, “thanks to your finely tuned mind’s eye, which processes images without your even knowing.”  Results of experiments at the University of Arizona bear on philosophical questions about perception, shedding light on “why we sometimes make decisions—stepping into a street, choosing not to merge into a traffic lane—without really knowing why.”  Even objects we are not consciously perceiving can influence our actions, they found: “we have now shown that the meaning of an object can be accessed before conscious perception,” showing there is more interplay before memory and perception than previously thought.Most of these articles had little use for evolutionary concepts.  The last one, though, speculated that the ability to respond subliminally makes “evolutionary sense.”On “evolutionary sense,” see sophoxymoroniac in the Darwin Dictionary.Setting aside the Darwinspeak (a kind of Newspeak), these articles should cause us to stand in awe of the glory of the Creator of these marvels.  Is that your response?last_img read more

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