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first_imgThe show will see Skage travel all across the Peace Region and all of Northeast B.C. hunting whatever the land offers with a variety of children. Skage explained that though right now he plans to start the show with his son and nephews if anyone wants to learn and be involved in the show in the future they can always reach out to him.“As we go here if there are people that want to be involved in the show they can get a hold of us. We’d be more than happy to take someone else out and help them get started. As we grow we could have room for say even an adult whos just starting out.”“Start em’ Young” will begin filming this fall. FORT NELSON, B.C. – A TV show teaching children the basics of hunting will begin filming in the Peace Region.Fort Nelson resident Mark Skage is hosting “Start em’ Young” which will premier on Wild TV. Skage explained that the show aims to start young hunters properly and teaches them valuable lessons to make sure the next generation knows how to hunt responsively.“We’ll teach them valuable lessons and make sure that once they are out there doing it on their own that they are gonna be good stewards and do things the way they should be done,” said Skage.- Advertisement -The children’s duties during the show will include harvesting as well spectating the hunt.Skage added that he’s hunted his whole life but his passion grew exponentially the first time he took his son into the wilderness.“My whole world changed the first day I took my 3-year-old son in the woods with me. Nothing ever felt the same after that day. I wouldn’t say I was jaded but it has never been as special as it is when he’s there.”Advertisementlast_img read more


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first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CALEXICO – Several light aftershocks shook an area south of the U.S.-Mexico border region early Saturday. The quakes were centered south of the border, about 34 miles southeast of Calexico, the U.S. Geological Survey said. A magnitude-3.1 temblor hit at 2:31 a.m. and was followed about an hour later by a magnitude-4.2 quake. Four other quakes between a magnitude of 2.6 and 2.7 struck in the same area during a 24-hour period. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2There were no reports of damage or injuries.last_img read more


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first_imgHydraulic Fracturing, or ‘Fracking’, will be the subject of an in-depth information meeting and discussion at the Abbey Centre in Ballyshannon on Monday week, October 17th, starting at 8pm.Members of the public are invited to come and hear the opinions of a panel of experts who will outline what Fracking means, and how it is beginning to have a very real presence here in the North West.Special guest speaker Dr. Aedin Mc Loughlin B.Sc. Ph.D. will present “Shale Gas Extraction, Boom or Bust?” informing you of the benefits and also the risks of Hydraulic Fracturing. In addition, a number of other guest speakers will outline how Fracking – a process for extracting gas reserves from areas lying deep underground – can have serious environmental implications, and how this process of extraction, banned in some other countries, is under active consideration in this part of Ireland.For example, are you aware that the Irish Government has given exploration licenses to 3 companies for shale gas exploration in the North West?Fracking is becoming a major topic of discussion here in the North West, and while politicians at both a local and national level are coming under pressure to give serious consideration to multinational companies to exploit gas reserves in the region, this public information meeting will present the facts in a clear and unambiguous way.The presentations will be followed by a question and answer session, and refreshments will also be served. Further Info: Meg Rybicki 086-3840254ENDSMAJOR ‘FRACKING’ MEETING FOR BALLYSHANNON was last modified: October 7th, 2011 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)last_img read more


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first_imgVeteran runner Ciaran Doherty, Cruit has set a new course record for the Burtonport 5K winning the race in a time of 14.34.Ciaran Doherty comes home in a new record time.Well done to Kevin Mc Gee, Dungloe on winning the M40 category, to Niamh Mc Enhill, Doire na Mainséar on being the first Rosses lady to finish and to Jamie Mc Gee, Annagry on winning the Junior category.More than 150 runners took part in the race in challenging conditions. Place Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club1 14.34 29 Ciaran Doherty SM Letterkenny A.C.2 15.30 7 Ivan Toner SM Letterkenny A.C.3 16.26 55 Pauric Breslin SM Letterkenny A.C. 4 16.39 27 Noel diver SM Rosses A.C.5 16.49 114 john mcCallion SM Individual6 16.58 33 Raymond Birch SM Letterkenny A.C.7 16.59 104 Garath Kerrigan SM Milford A C8 17.03 150 kevin Mcgee M40+ Rosses A.C. 9 17.07 15 Colm Mc Nulty M40+ Finn Valley A.C.10 17.17 2 Bill Duncan M45+ Lifford AC11 17.21 24 Liam Murray SM Individual12 17.27 23 Ciaran O’Donnell M45+ Letterkenny A.C. 13 17.30 39 Dominic Bonner M50+ Finn Valley A.C.14 17.40 8 Darren Price SM Letterkenny A.C.Who cares about the rain. These brave runners all took part in the Burtonport 5K15 17.41 158 barry coyle SM Individual16 17.55 142 Edward harkin SM Rosses A.C.17 17.57 99 Eamonn O’Donnell SM Rosses A.C.18 18.04 147 Jamie Mcgee JM Individual19 18.13 35 Oscar maloney/Daly JM Individual20 18.14 108 Damien McBride SM Milford A C21 18.18 109 Gerard McGetting M50+ Milford A C22 18.23 144 Adrian Ward M40+ Rosses A.C.23 18.30 5 Paul Gallagher SM Individual24 18.53 107 Ray McGrory SM Milford A C25 18.59 45 Brian Mc Bride M40+ Individual26 19.03 20 Sinead Peoples SW Letterkenny A.C.27 19.04 153 Fergal mcgee SM Rosses A.C.22 July 2014Place Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club28 19.05 75 Sean Paul Byrne M40+ Finn Valley A.C.29 19.06 63 Barry Gallagher SM Finn Valley A.C.30 19.07 86 Cathal Harvey SM Individual31 19.08 48 Martin Anderson M45+ Finn Valley A.C.32 19.09 112 Eamonn Friel SM Individual33 19.11 34 Barry Mackey M50+ Individual34 19.21 125 jack Scally SM Individual35 19.22 10 Darrell Dunlevey SM Rosses A.C.36 19.37 19 Marie Boyle SW Letterkenny A.C.37 19.38 149 Denis Bonner M40+ Rosses A.C.38 19.40 22 Brian Mc Gonagle M45+ Individual39 19.41 6 Jane Mc Ginely SW Letterkenny A.C.40 19.42 30 Teresa McGloin SW Finn Valley A.C.41 19.43 50 Alan Catterson M40+ Finn Valley A.C.42 19.45 128 Eddie Sweeney SM Individual43 19.47 155 Brendan Galckin SM Individual44 19.49 89 Colly O’Donnell M40+ Letterkenny A.C.45 19.50 28 Donal Haughey M50+ Tír Chonaill AC46 19.51 160 patrick Trimble M40+ Individual47 20.05 73 Andrew Scanlon M45+ Finn Valley A.C.48 20.07 52 Sean O’Leary M50+ Finn Valley A.C.49 20.15 81 Shauna McGeehan SW Letterkenny A.C.50 20.22 110 John Michael O’Donnell M40+ Individual51 20.34 46 Joe Boyle M45+ Individual52 20.35 43 pat gallagher M50+ Individual53 20.40 152 martin doherty M40+ Individual54 20.43 51 Margaret Sweeney W50+ Individual55 20.44 49 Tony Gallagher M50+ Finn Valley A.C.56 20.45 80 Amanda Mc Fadden SW Individual57 20.46 121 Shaun Timoney M45+ Rosses A.C.58 20.49 105 Gerard Dorrian M50+ Individual22 July 2014Place Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club59 20.52 116 Shaun Wallace SM Individual60 20.55 127 Raymond Sweeney SM Individual61 20.56 129 Shaun Sharkey SM Individual62 20.57 54 Paul Smith M40+ Individual63 20.58 85 Niamh McEnhill SW Individual64 21.01 91 Eimear Gallen W40+ Finn Valley A.C.65 21.03 157 helen mcCready SW Rosses A.C.66 21.10 134 David Gallagher JM Individual67 21.14 123 Luke Neely SM Individual68 21.18 115 Darren Curran SM Individual69 21.20 69 Owen Bonner M45+ Rosses A.C.70 21.21 42 Joseph Casey M45+ Individual71 21.22 135 Denis McCambride JM Individual72 21.23 18 Niall Griffin M45+ Rosses A.C.73 21.24 122 Gerard Walsh SM Individual74 21.25 140 Enika Boyle JM Individual75 21.26 78 Sheila Regan SW Letterkenny A.C.76 21.28 126 Dara mcgee SM Individual77 21.29 37 Angus hunter M40+ Individual78 21.30 143 Darragh Boyle SM Individual79 21.31 26 Aishling Diver SW Rosses A.C.80 21.33 119 Mark Clerkin SM Individual81 21.46 137 Sinead Kenny W40+ Finn Valley A.C.82 21.49 1 John Hughes M50+ Individual83 21.50 79 Lorraine McDaid SW Individual84 21.55 146 gerard Diver SM Individual85 21.59 141 Sharon Hamilton W40+ Finn Valley A.C.86 22.03 117 Evan Bonner SM Individual87 22.04 132 Sinead Boyle SW Rosses A.C.88 22.05 21 Bronnagh Heffernan W45+ Individual89 22.10 64 james Meehan M45+ Individual22 July 2014Place Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club90 22.13 31 Kevin Glackin SM Individual91 22.15 106 Aodhan Dorrian JM Milford A C92 22.19 53 jackie harvey W50+ Tír Chonaill AC93 22.21 66 Edwina Sweeney W40+ Tír Chonaill AC94 22.22 93 Paul Sweeney M40+ Individual95 22.31 36 Richard Daly SM Individual96 22.34 72 James mcGuire M50+ Finn Valley A.C.97 22.35 74 John Ferry M45+ Individual98 22.38 131 leigh McGeever W40+ Rosses A.C.99 22.47 9 Noel Boyd SM Rosses A.C.100 22.49 97 Evelyn mcGeehan W45+ Finn Valley A.C.101 22.50 120 Conor Greene SM Individual102 22.51 14 Margaret Mc Glynn SW Individual103 22.52 96 Aishling mcGeehan SW Finn Valley A.C.104 22.53 65 Rosemary Dewhirst W40+ Tír Chonaill AC105 22.54 3 Mary Gallagher W50+ Individual106 22.58 4 Sean Mc Devitt M40+ Individual107 23.01 67 Packie Bonnar M45+ Individual108 23.04 17 Daneille Boyle SW Individual109 23.07 16 Caroline McNulty SW Finn Valley A.C.110 23.18 136 Gloria Donaghey W50+ Finn Valley A.C.111 23.28 159 Michaela Wallace JW Individual112 23.35 156 Fiona mcginely SW Rosses A.C.113 23.41 11 Paddy Bonner M40+ Rosses A.C.114 23.52 88 Cathal McGinely SM Individual115 23.56 13 Philip Connolly M50+ Letterkenny A.C.116 23.58 70 Edward Wilson SM Rosses A.C.117 23.59 38 Hayleigh Ferry SW Individual118 24.03 94 Jim Doherty M45+ Individual119 24.16 59 Lloyd Brewer M40+ Individual120 24.18 47 Ian Melly M45+ Individual22 July 2014Place Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club121 24.22 40 Fiona allen SW D S D122 24.23 41 Danny Sharkey M50+ Individual123 24.24 82 Angela Trimble W40+ Individual124 24.40 32 Simon Capey M50+ Individual125 24.49 98 Clara Carroll SW Finn Valley A.C.126 24.55 71 Denis o’Donnell SM Individual127 24.56 95 mary martin W40+ Finn Valley A.C.128 25.24 124 Ciaran Sharkey SM Individual129 25.27 103 kelly O’Donnell SW Individual130 25.37 87 Dearbhla McEnhill SW Individual131 25.53 68 Dympna Bonnar W40+ Individual132 26.03 44 Bernie Molloy SW Individual133 26.04 77 Rita Brady W40+ Individual134 26.30 76 Paul Brady M40+ Individual135 26.33 90 Cora Harvey SW Finn Valley A.C.136 27.13 133 owen Gallagher M50+ Individual137 27.41 83 Anne Marion Sweeney SW Individual138 27.45 118 Roberty Weherly SM Individual139 27.46 62 Caroline O’Donnell SW Individual140 27.53 60 Manus o’Donnell M40+ Individual141 27.57 84 Patricia O’Donnell SW Rosses A.C.142 28.19 148 Sarah mullis SW Rosses A.C.143 28.20 151 Sharon Sykes W40+ North Belfast Harriers144 28.27 154 Rioghnach Catney JW North Belfast Harriers145 28.43 138 Anne Rodgers W40+ Rosses A.C.146 28.45 57 Shauna Cunningham W40+ Individual147 28.47 111 Rosanne Gallagher SW Individual148 28.55 102 Brid mcHugh SW Individual149 29.00 113 Lorna O’Donnell W45+ Rosses A.C.150 29.05 145 Odhran Boyle SM Individual151 29.23 92 Christina Chambers W40+ Individual22 July 2014Place Time No. FirstName Surname Category Club152 29.24 61 Elaine oglesby W40+ Individual153 30.04 56 Lorraine Smith SW Individual154 30.12 139 Betty Gallen W50+ Finn Valley A.C.155 30.55 100 Caroline Breslin SW Individual156 31.23 101 Kavina Mcmenamin SW Finn Valley A.C.157 33.27 130 Nancy mcBride SW Individual158 34.00 12 Triona Bonner SW Rosses A.C.DOHERTY WINS BURTONPORT 5K IN RECORD TIME – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: July 23rd, 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 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first_imgDonegal Sports Star Awards October review: The month of October will live long in the memory of Ballybofey woman Avril McNamee who won gold in the final of the US Handball Open at Fountain Valley, California. McNamee’s international sporting success was one of the highlights of the Donegal Sports Star Awards monthly review after the MacCumhaill’s Club member defeated Julie Jordan from Anchorage, Alaska on a 21-6, 21-4 scoreline for an impressive final victory. In the semi-final she had won against Ellen O’Connor from Leixlip, Co Kildare, on a scoreline of 21-11, 21-12. There was a range of exceptional achievements in October, which one would expect to see featuring in the Donegal Sports Star Awards nominations list, which will be published early in the New Year. Nominations for the 2016 awards close on Friday 25th November. For further details go to donegalsportsstarawards.ie14-year-old Rhys Irwin’s fantastic season continued as he secured the 125cc/300cc Irish Masters Championship at Mondello International Race Circuit with two rounds in hand and a 100 per cent winning record on his little 125cc Aprilia against the more powerful 300cc bikes. Then, at Cadwell Park in the UK, in the final round of the British Superteens Championship the Kilmacrennan lad won the last race by a staggering 20-second margin. But he just missed out on the championship title by a single point having had mechanical problems in earlier races over the weekend. Still the runner-up place was a remarkable achievement for Irwin who was three years younger than the new champion. It was a truly memorable month for Rhys who was the only Irish rider from the 2016 season to be selected to travel to Spain for the Red Bull Rookies Moto GP trials. He was one of 100 of the World’s best teen motorcycle riders picked from a World-wide selection of 5,500 applicants. And immediately after that terrific experience Rhys and his older brother Caolán landed back in Ireland just in time to be on track at the prestigious Sunflower Trophy races at Bishopscourt Race. He took part in the 125 cc Young Guns Championship adding two more wins to his list of accolades and lifted the impressive Hillsborough Club Perpetual Trophy. Rhys was also invited to the final of the Irish Masters Young Rider of the Year competition at Mondello Park. He was one of ix of Irelands top young riders of 2016 selected to compete for this prestigious prize which will be presented to the winner at an awards function before the end of the year.Also on the same weekend at Mondello Park his older brother Caolán on a 550cc Aprilia was down on power to the more powerful 650 cc Supertwins but still put on a great show taking the Holeshot in Race 1 to finish in a highly creditable eighth position overall against a grid of 45 bikes. Earlier in October at Caldwell Park the 18-year-old had taken his second British win of the season and also had a second place finish at the famous UK motorcycling venue.  Another Kilmacrennan motorcyclist Richard Kerr won both Moto 3 races at the prestigious Sunflower Trophy at Bishopscourt in Co Down. Kerr led in both races from start to finish and broke the lap record on his way to victory in race two.On the international soccer front it was another good month for Seamus Coleman who was given the captain’s armband again by manager Martin O’Neill for the World Cup qualifier against Georgia at the Aviva Stadium. The Everton player was named ‘Man of the Match’ as he scored his first ever goal in the vital 1-0 victory. At the third attempt Finn Harps secured a victory and a first goal against Bohemians in their final game of the 2016 League of Premier Division season in Ballybofey.Sean Houston was honoured twice after the game picking up both the Harps 54 Crew and Dublin Supporters ‘Player of the Year’ awards. Ethan Boyle was named ‘Young Player of the Year’ and it was also the night that the club and fans bade farewell to Kevin McHugh who retired from senior soccer after an outstanding career. The Killea man who made his debut for Harps in August 1998 and went on to score 186 goals in 438 times for Donegal’s only senior club. Earlier that week Ollie Horgan’s side had secured their Premier Division status without kicking a ball after Wexford Youths failed to secure the necessary three points against Cork City. A victory for Shane Keegan’s side at Turners Cross would have meant Harps needing a draw in that final game against Bohemians to be sure of top-flight football in 2017. After a dismal run of ten games without a win October was good for Harps with a scoreless draw against Sligo Rovers at the Showgrounds; a 2-1 home win over Bray Wanderers and a 92nd minute Houston goal earned the hosts a precious point in a 1-1 draw with St. Patrick’s Athletic in Ballybofey. Those results had put Horgan’s outfit nine points ahead of Wexford Youths with three league fixtures remaining. Harps did lose 2-0 to Cork City but then secured a priceless 0-0 draw against Wexford at Ferrycarrig Park.Meanwhile, there was heartbreak for the Finn Harps U19s who missed out on a place in the FAI National League Final after a 2-1 extra-time defeat at the hands of UCD in Ballybofey. And it was a similar story for the U17s who lost 2-1 to UCD at Belfield in an FAI National League quarter-final. Staying with soccer St. Johnston’s Tyler Toland was a member of the Republic of Ireland U17 side that clinched qualification for the European Championships with a 2-0 win over Belarus in Cork.On the last Sunday in October in the National Section of the Dublin City Marathon Letterkenny AC’s Catriona Jennings finished second in a time of 2.44.59 while Inishowen A.C’s Pauric McKinney won the Male O-50 category clocking 2.35.03 for the 26-miles. There was a first for the Milford Athletic Club when their Novice team finished third at the Donegal Cross-Country Championships in Fanad.Far from home Letterkenny 24/7 Triathlon club member and two-time Donegal Sports Star Awards winner Aidan Callaghan finished 383rd out of 2,000 competitors at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.  Donegal finished runners-up at the 40th Inter-counties Surfing Championships behind Sligo at Tullan Strand in Bundoran and Creevy National School Ballyshannon Junior Boys Relay team of James Monaghan, Caolan McCauley, Darragh Summerville and Alan Vaughan won gold at the Ulster Schools Swim Championships in BangorGlenswilly were crowned Donegal Senior Football champions for the third time in six years after executing a near perfect game plan to defeat Kilcar by a point (1-10 to 0-12) at McCumhaill. On a miserable wet afternoon Michael Murphy’s ninth minute goal was the decisive score of the decider. But the Glen men’s interest in the Ulster Senior Club Football Championship ended disappointingly in Newry after being well placed at a stage to bid for a semi-final spot early in the second half against Down’s Kilcoo. The turning point came ten minutes into the second half when Michael Canning’s side was leading 1-6 to 0-7. Cathal Gallagher was unable to convert a decent goal scoring opportunity chance and disaster then struck when he was sent off after giving away a penalty at the other end, which Kilcoo converted. The Glen men failed to score again in the quarter-final as their opponents tagged on 1-5 to reach the last four of the provincial competition. Still October was a good month for the Foxhall Club as their third string squad won the Donegal Senior C Championship title. The Manus Kelly managed side defeated Naomh Conaill 1-5 to 0-6 in the final at the O’Donnell Park.Early in the month at the O’Donnell Park the Downings had arguably the biggest success in the club’s history as their two teams took county titles at the O’Donnell Park. Few clubs can boast winning two Donegal Football Championship titles on the one day.For that to happen the reserve team had to complete the first part of the double act and the side jointly managed by Francie McHugh and John Byrne did exactly that with an excellent 2-8 to 0-9 win over Letterkenny Gaels.The second leg of the double bid proved a bit more challenging for the Connor brothers Andy and Seimi as their opponents Naomh Padraig from Muff put it up to them for long periods of the decider in Letterkenny. However, Na Dunaibh came good when it mattered most with late points from Lorcan Connor and sub Gary ‘Ban’ McClafferty finally killing off a very determined effort from the Inishowen outfit. The Downings first string carried that good form into Ulster as County U21 player Lorcan Connor played a huge role as his club Downings advanced to the semi-finals of the Ulster Junior Football Championships for the first time ever thanks to a two-point win over Derry side Magilligan (1-9 to 0-10) at Celtic Park. In the middle of October there was an historic success for Burt who upset the odds to defeat Milford and take the Donegal Intermediate Football Championship title for the first time 2-11 to 1-12 after a relay at the O’Donnell Park. Naomh Conaill won the Donegal Minor Football Championship for the ninth time with a 1-11 to 0-11 victory over St. Eunan’s in Convoy and on the last Saturday of October an early Conor Boyle goal paved the way for Gweedore to take the County U21A Championship title with a 1-10 to 0-8 win over St. Eunan’s in Glenties. McCumhhaills hopes of an Ulster Junior Hurling Championship title were dashed as Antrim’s Lamh Dhearg won the provincial final by 0-16 to 0-13. Setanta’s Danny Cullen played his part but couldn’t help Ireland to victory over Scotland in the annual shinty-hurling international.On the first Sunday of the month Letterkenny crew Brian Brogan and Damien Mc Gettigan claimed their second National victory of the year in the Cork 20 Rally . Having already clinched the West Cork Rally back in March the pair secued victory by over one minute from Tommy Doyle and Liam Moynihan in their Renault Clio. The following weekend the 2014 Donegal Sports Star ‘Motorsport’ Award winners Declan and Brian Boyle in their Ford Fiesta WRC won the Martin Howley Memorial Donegal Harvest Rally for the third successive year in KillybegsRaphoe’s Peter O’Donnell was inducted into the Donegal Boxing Hall of Fame at the organisations’ annual awards in the Central Hotel, Donegal TownIn Martial Arts where was success for the Three Rivers Shotokan Karate Club at the Champions International Karate Association (CIKA) European Open with gold for the Crawford brothers Ciaran and Eoin Crawford in the Kumite section. Ciaran also won silver in the Kata category. It was bronze for Megan Gallagher and Ace Rodriguez in the Kata. In the Kunite there was silver for Emma Dolan with a bronze going to Brodie Hannigan. There was gold for the team of Emma Dolan, Jamie-Lee Simpson and Natasha Doherty in the U14 category. Three-Rivers finished sixth out of the 45 clubs that took part in the competition. The youngsters from Three Rivers also did very well at the ONAKAI Junior Kunite Championships in Dublin with golds for Natasha Doherty  (10-11 years), Emma Dolan (12-13 years) and Ciaran Crawford (10-11 years). There was also silver for Jamie-Lee Simpson (12-13 years) and six-year-old Eoin Crawford took bronze (6-7 years).In soccer an Ulster side backboned by Donegal boys was crowned FAI U18 Schools Inter-provincial champions on Sunday thanks to a 3-2 victory over Connacht in Dublin. The goals were scored by Coaliste Ailigh’s Jeaic McKelvey, Sean McBride and Corrie-Lee Bogan. Ulster ended up with two wins and a draw over the weekend. In the middle of October the Ulster Senior League just missed out on glory at the FAI Intermediate Inter-provincial Tournament in Cork. After a 3-1 win over Leinster on the Friday night with Mark Moran, Paul McVeigh and Ryan Varma scoring. The USL team managed by Bonagee United’s Peter Moran defeated Connacht 2-0 on the Saturday thanks to a brace from Walsh. However, the holders and hosts, Munster, defeated the the USL 2-0 on Sunday to keep the silverware.For further information on the Donegal Sports Star Awards go to donegalsportsstarawards.ie or visit us on Facebook at Donegalsport Star-awards.Harps stay up and Glenswilly win Donegal SFC – October Sports star awards review: was last modified: November 7th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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)last_img read more


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first_img Tags: Bul FCDavid Obuageorge best nsimbeMaroons FCPeter OnenStarTimes Uganda Premeir League Bul FC are 5th on the log (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueBUL FC vs Maroons FCFUFA Technical Center Njeru, JinjaWednesday, 30-01-2018 @4:30pmJINJA – Bul FC will host Maroons at the FUFA Technical Center in Njeru as the StarTimes Uganda Premier League continues.Peter Onen’s Bul side have been in fairly good form of late, sitting 5th on the League log and into the last 16 of the Uganda Cup.In an attempt to ensure consistent results, the Jinja based side have added three new players in their ranks. They signed Jimmy kulaba, Ezekiel katende and Charles Ssebutinde. All three are in line to make their debuts on Wednesday.For Maroons, they struggled in the first half of the season and currently sit only 5 points off relegation.Maroons couldn’t have asked for a worse time to face a spirited side like Bul as they are currently without a head coach following George Best Nsimbe’s departure earlier this month.Nsimbe left the club into the hands of his assistants David Obua and Robert Ssekweyama claiming to be going for further coaching studies in Tanzania a course which is likely to run for two months.At this point in time, the Prisons’ side will hope the likes of Solomon Walusimbi, Eddie Kapampa and Pius Obuya can inspire them past Bul.Going into the game, Maroons will be expected to hand new signing Isaac Otto his competitive debut after capturing him from Kiboga Young. They will however be without Maxwell Okello, Brian Majwega, Ivan Wani and Martin Mpunga due to injuries.Match Facts:This will be the 8th top flight meeting between the two sides.In the first 7, Bul have won 5 and lost two. This fixture has never produced a draw.The first meeting between the two sides this season, ended in a 2-1 victory for Bul.In the reverse fixture last season, Onen’s side triumphed 2-0.Bul head into the game having won only two of their last 6 league fixtures (D2 L2).At home, the Jinja based side are currently winless in their last three games (D1 L2). Their latest home victory was the 1-0 win over Onduparaka at the start of last month.For Maroons, they have won only two of their last 8 League games (D4 L2).Away from home, the Prisons’ side have been dreadful, winning only one of their first 8 games (D4 L3).The Other game on Wednesday:-Mbarara City vs KCCA FC Comments last_img read more


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first_imgGardai have been forced to cordon off the passlink machine at AIB in Letterkenny following an incident earlier today.It is understood that the machine was attacked by a passer-by in the early hours of the morning.A large amount of blood was left at the scene and the machine was cordoned off for health and safety reasons. It is understood the machine has now been reopened.Passlink machine closed temporarily following incident was last modified: July 24th, 2017 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)last_img read more


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first_imgA biological motor has been found, of all places, on the seeds of wild wheat.  A team of German and Israeli scientists watched wheat seeds and found they could dig themselves into the ground.  How can a dry seed, with no muscles, nerves or circulatory system, accomplish such a feat?  It all becomes clear when you look under the awning.    You’ve probably seen the long strands attached to the seeds of grasses like wheat and oats.  These are called awns.  They’re not just decorative; they are actively involved in seed dispersal.  Once the seed drops to the ground, with awns still attached, a remarkable mechanism goes into action.  As the humidity rises and falls throughout the day and night, the awns respond by bending or twisting.    How does the bending take place?  At first, it seemed surprising anything would happen, because the tissues in cross section look uniform under an electron microscope.  The authors, though, found a remarkable feature: a “huge acoustic impedance contrast” in cross section that affects the stiffness of the awn shaft from one side to the other.  In cross section, the shaft resembles the shape of a mushroom with a cap.  The cap portion had twice the Young’s modulus as the stem – a stiffness the equivalent of spruce wood.  As humidity changes, the differential stiffness causes the entire awn to bend.  By analogy, consider how a bimetal strip, like the coil in a thermostat, bends and straightens in response to temperature.  Not only that, “silica tiles stiffen the epidermis and protect the structure as it interacts with the soil.”    So let’s follow the action in the wild.  The seed, awns and all, falls to the ground.  In real time, it might look like nothing is happening.  The seed, after all, is dead; its tissues are removed from any source of nourishment or internal energy.  A time lapse movie, however, shows the seed appearing to spring back to life.  This time, it’s a robotic life exacting its energy from the air.  The alternate bending and unbending of the awns gives a kind of “muscle” to the seed, propelling it along the ground – and even into the soil!    This mechanism for seed dispersal has been known for some time.  What’s new is that the scientists found tiny silicified hairs on the outside of the awns that act like a ratchet – they force the motion to go one way.  As a result, when oriented horizontally, the seed will swim like a frog along the ground.  (They actually said this: “The movement is reversible; thus, the humidity cycle causes a periodic movement of the awns, which resembles the swimming stroke of frog legs.”)  When oriented vertically, the seed acts like a power shovel.  The awns open and close like the handles of a post hole digger.  Meanwhile, those silicified hairs latch onto the soil particles, only allowing the seed to go down, not up.  Thus, the seed works its way deeper and deeper into the soil – safely out of the reach of predators, fire and drought.  “This suggests that the dead tissue is analogous to a motor,” they said.  “Fueled by the daily humidity cycle, the awns induce the motility required for seed dispersal.”    This mechanism is optimized, they said, for the soil environment of the Fertile Crescent, where civilization first began to farm wheat thousands of years ago.  In some kinds of domesticated wheat, the awns are no longer active.  The authors speculated that the length of time since domestication has reduced the function of the awns without removing them entirely.  Because humans now provide the muscle to plow the seeds into the soil, the awns have atrophied.  Apparently “use it or lose it” applies to seed muscle as well as the animal kind.    In their summary, the authors suggested that humans might gain additional nourishment from wheat – food for thought, that is.  The passive-muscle mechanism in wheat seeds might inspire, among other things, new ways to move weed killers where needed:The understanding of this seed dispersal mechanism may help in developing new concepts in weed control.  The microscopic mechanism found to provide motility to the seed may also serve as a model in biomimetic materials research.  Indeed, a hydration-dependent bending movement was recently reported in an artificial system consisting of nano-silicon columns embedded in a hydrogel film.  From a mechanistic point of view, we have discovered a device for movement that is composed of passive elements.  Locomotion is provided by a volume containing nonoriented cellulose crystallites that shortens on drying and pulls the awn like a muscle.  The energy source for this active movement is the daily cycle of air humidity.Maybe someday artificial muscles in robotic devices will work without batteries, extracting the energy they need from the environment – all inspired by the slender filaments on the grass at your feet.1Elbaum, Zaltzman, Burgert and Fratzl, “The Role of Wheat Awns in the Seed Dispersal Unit,” Science, 11 May 2007: Vol. 316. no. 5826, pp. 884-886, DOI: 10.1126/science.1140097.A passive muscle driven by moisture in the air—amazing.  Could a lowly grass figure out that it needed both a tissue differential with the right acoustic impedance to produce bending at the correct Young’s modulus, at the same time that it needed silicified hairs to act as a ratchet?  Without both, this “frog” would swim in place and get nowhere.  And what contractor laid the silica tiles?  Silicon is not a normal part of plant tissue; it had to be guided into place by epidermal cells while the seed was growing.  The fibrils in the awns, also, need to be arranged exactly right to produce the differential impedance.  The arrangement of all the parts needs to be complete before the mechanism will work.  Think of that – then think about the additional wonder that there are more motors, ratchets and machines at work, on a much smaller scale, inside every cell of the plant.    It was nice of the authors to spare us any evolutionary just-so stories about how this all came together by chance.  Their only use of the E word was in reference to human history: “The short evolutionary time since domestication (about 10,000 years), probably allowed the complete loss of awns in several domesticated wheat lines, but not the alteration of the awn structure.”  If so, this is a case of devolution, not evolution.  They actually used the word design twice.*  Anyone believing evolution could design this mechanism needs to eat more whole wheat to provide better nourishment to the brain.    The authors provided a couple of short time-lapse video clips to illustrate the bending action, but the best way to see this is to get a copy of the wonderful Moody Video production called Journey of Life.  The filmmakers made an eye-popping time-lapse sequence of wild oat seeds, which propel themselves by a similar mechanism, but with twisting action instead of bending.  You would swear you were looking at insects crawling along the ground instead of plant seeds.  This and many other ingenious seed-dispersal mechanisms are wonderfully illustrated in this film (also recapped in Part 1 of the trilogy Wonders of God’s Creation).**    Plants may seem passive, anchored to the ground.  In their own ways, though, they get around like world travelers: crawling, climbing, boating, ballooning, launching, helicoptering, hitchhiking and hunting (e.g., Venus flytrap), surprising us each time with their built-in ingenuity.*Anecdote:  One of the authors of the paper works for the Biotechnology Department of the Tel Hai Academic College in Upper Galilee, Israel.  This is in the vicinity where a certain Teacher told some parables about wheat and sowing (e.g., Matthew 13).  He also said, “I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed.  But if it dies, it produces many seeds.” (John 12:24).  He was speaking in reference to the results His impending death would accomplish.**Project:  This article and the Moody films suggest a science project for your junior-high or high-school student.  Many video camcorders have a time-lapse function (sometimes called interval timer).  If you already own one, you have the most expensive part of a good science project.  Look for backyard weeds and grasses with awns or other external structures; for instance, the seeds of filaree (Erodium cicurarium) work like little power drills.  Suggest a hypothesis for how the shape of the seed contributes to its dispersal.  Build a terrarium where you can control the cycles of temperature and humidity using electrical timers, and use the camcorder interval timer to record the action.  Show your video clips with your display at the science fair.  This seems like a sure way to attract the attention of the judges – and the envy of the other students.  Better still, a demonstration of biological design might kindle some thoughts about a Designer. 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first_img10 February 2014South Africa’s George Coetzee captured his first European Tour title on Sunday when he lifted the Joburg Open at the Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club.Before the event, which is co-santioned by the Sunshine Tour, Coetzee had recorded 24 top-10 finishes, but on the 25th occasion he made sure of victory, winning by three shots on 19-under-par 268 after closing with a six-under-par 66.‘You need a little bit of luck’“You need a little bit of luck to win these things,” he told the Sunshine Tour website afterwards.“On 15 I pulled my driver and that was the decider, because it should have gone into the water, but instead it hit a tree and bounced back into the fairway.“You always have this plan in mind for yourself when you’re coming down the stretch and it never goes the way you think it will. I’m very happy to have finished the job,” he said.‘You need a little bit of luck’With the Joburg Open serving as qualifying event for the new Open Qualifying Series, Coetzee also secured a place at this year’s Open Championship, which takes place at Royal Liverpool in July.Fellow South African Justin Walters and South Korea’s Jin Jeong shared second place with Tyrell Hutton on 16-under-par 271 and were also rewarded with guaranteed places at The Open. Hutton missed out based on his world ranking.Interviewed on Radio 702 on Monday morning, Coetzee said he hoped his victory would lead to him receiving an invitation to play in the Nedbank Golf Challenge. He also said he looked forward to contesting the Volvo Golf Champions, which is open to winners of European Tour events during the season, and to those players that have won 10 or more European Tour titles in their careers.World rankingHis victory lifted him from 73rd in the Official World Golf Rankings up to 59th place, behind only Charl Schwartzel (18), Louis Oosthuizen (34), Ernie Els (35), and Branden Grace (47).Coetzee’s victory was the sixth by a South African in the eight years the tournament has been held. He succeeded Richard Sterne as champion.‘Mixed emotions’Walters was tied for the lead after three rounds with Thomas Aiken on 17-under-par and admitted he had mixed emotions after finishing second. “[At the] beginning of the week if you gave me second place, I would have put my feet up and taken it, but given the situation I’m a little disappointed,” Walters said.“It’s bittersweet, though, because I’ve earned a place at The Open and that’s the major we’ve all dreamed of playing in since we were kids.”The European Tour next moves to the East London Golf Club for the Africa Open, which it co-sanctions with the Sunshine Tour. The event tees off on Thursday, 13 February.LEADERBOARDGeorge Coetzee (RSA) 268 (-19) 65, 68, 69, 66Tyrell Hatton (Eng) 271 (-16) 67, 69, 69, 66Jin Jeong (Kor) 271 (-16) 65, 69, 66, 71Justin Walters (RSA) 271 (-16) 64, 70, 64, 73Andy Sullivan (Eng) 272 (-15) 66, 72, 69, 65Alvaro Quiros (Esp) 272 (-15) 69, 68, 69, 66Matthew Baldwin 272 (-15) 68, 69, 68, 67Thomas Aiken (RSA) 272 (-15) 70, 65, 53, 74Danie van Tonder (RSA) 273 (-14) 65, 72, 69, 67Seve Benson (Eng) 274 (-13) 68, 68, 70, 68Ross Fisher (Eng) 274 (-13) 69, 69, 68, 68Robert-Jan Derksen (Ned) 274 (-13) 65, 74, 67, 68Anthony Wall (Eng) 274 (-13) 60, 70, 66, 69David Horsey (Eng) 274 (-13) 70, 63, 70, 71Roope Kakko (Fin) 274 (-13) 70, 64, 67, 73last_img read more


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