Sheep rustling rampant in Donegal

first_img Sheep rustling rampant in Donegal By News Highland – June 9, 2011 Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Previous articleYoung drivers urged not to copy what they see in Donegal RallyNext articleNo truth that Greencastle inshore fishermen turned away yachts in stormy conditions News Highland Pinterest HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twitter News Google+ Google+center_img Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp A strategy must be developed to combat the rising problem of sheep theft.The industry is worth almost 40 million euro alone to the region of Donegal and accounted for 16% of the national flock last year.Donegal North-East Deputy, Joe McHugh has called on the Minister for Agriculture and the Minister for Justice to develop a strategy to curb the growing problem.He says that thieves are cutting tags from the sheep and inserting new registrations, and the stolen sheep are still making it onto the food market.Deputy McHugh says we should follow Scotland’s lead in deterring thieves….[podcast][/podcast] WhatsApplast_img read more

Kurtenbach: The Warriors can’t wait on Klay Thompson any longer

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. TORONTO — When Klay Thompson didn’t make the All-NBA team, he was peeved and he didn’t care who knew it.“I just wanted to make that team so badly, just because it’s such a huge honor, to be recognized as a top-15 player in the best basketball league in the world, that’s amazing,” Thompson told ESPN. “But like I said, the opportunity to win a championship is greater.”It’s arguable if Thompson was hard-done-by not …last_img read more

Meteorites Shock Plant Material in Time Capsules

first_img(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Bits of organic matter, leaves, and cells have been preserved in glass shocked by meteor impacts.  Could they last millions of years?In Geology, a scientist from Brown University with three colleagues reports finding glass spherules containing organic plant material:Impact cratering can destroy life from local to global scales and result in sudden turnovers of dominant genera and/or species. Here we report that it can also preserve components of the local biology present at the time of impact. We have investigated floral matter encapsulated within Cenozoic Era impact glasses produced by separate bolide impacts into the loessoid sediments of Argentina that occurred between 9.2 Ma (Miocene) and 6 ka (Holocene). The encapsulation preserved not only macro-scale morphological biosignatures such as vascular bundles, veins, phytoliths, and papillae, but also structures down to the cellular level. In the best-preserved samples we also found evidence for organic matter. While fossilization typically occurs over an extended time period as minerals slowly replace organic matter and the host rock lithifies under pressure, the process documented here is instantaneous.A press release from Brown University, titled “Impact glass stores biodata for millions of years,” claims that at least 7 impacts have occurred in the study area in Argentina between the 6,000 and 9 million year dates.  “These glasses preserve plant morphology from macro features all the way down to the micron scale,” lead author and Brown U. geologist Pete Schultz said. “It’s really remarkable.”The team found “Bundles of vein-like structures found in several samples are very similar to modern pampas grass, a species common to that region of Argentina.”   Schultz likened the preservation process to deep-frying: “The outside fries up quickly but the inside takes much longer to cook,” he explained.  Yes, but even then, the inside gets hot.The BBC News added more information, such as quoting Schultz that “sensitive chemicals” were preserved in the glass.  If the material is from multiple impacts, there were too many events in that area (about the size of Texas) by a factor of three, according to models.After explaining the findings, the paper and the press release both launched into pure speculation, adding that if this process can preserve living material on Earth, it might have done it on Mars, too.  Schultz got titillated by the thought.  “Impact glass may be where the 4 billion-year-old signs of life are hiding,” Schultz said. “On Mars they’re probably not going to come out screaming in the form of a plant, but we may find traces of organic compounds, which would be really exciting.”Someone get radiocarbon dates on this!  How come the secular scientists never think of that?  The moyboy dates are imposed on the data, not extracted from the data.  Anyone see any evolution in the 9 million imaginary years?  The same pampas grass is found living in that area today.  Nine million years is plenty of time for Darwin to work his magic.  If a chimp became a man in just 6 million imaginary Darwin years, a plant would have plenty of time to grow legs or a brain.last_img read more

Hurricane Ophelias remnants batter UK Ireland 3 dead

first_imgLONDON – The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia slammed into Ireland with wind gusts of up to 80 mph (130 kph) on Monday, killing at least three people, grounding planes, shutting schools and causing widespread power outages.Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar urged people to stay indoors until the storm passed. Tens of thousands of homes were without power and the military was placed on standby. Some hurricane-force gusts were reported 30 years to the day after a weather event dubbed the “Great Storm of 1987” battered southern England.“It is a very dangerous storm,” Varadkar said. “The last time there was a storm this severe, 11 lives were lost,” he added, referring to Hurricane Debbie, which hit Ireland in 1961.Although Ophelia has been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone, Ireland’s National Emergency Coordination Group on Severe Weather warned that the storm is still “unprecedented, with serious life-threatening conditions.”Ireland’s weather service, Met Eireann, described the storm as the most powerful on record to have ever been this far east in the Atlantic.Forecasters warned of flying debris, such as tiles blown from roofs. Large waves around coastal districts tossed sand and rocks onto coastal roads, seafronts and properties.Wind warnings were in place for Northern Ireland, parts of Wales and western parts of England. Planes were grounded at several locations in the British Isles.Some 130 flights were cancelled at Dublin Airport, while flights were also grounded at Manchester Airport. Both Ryanair and Easy Jet cancelled flights at Belfast International Airport, with more cancellations expected. Several flights to British airports were also diverted because of unusual odours on board thought to be associated with the remnants of the storm.Authorities warned anyone with travel plans to contact their airline.In parts of the United Kingdom and in France’s Brittany region, the sky turned an eerie colour as Ophelia’s winds carried a mix of sand from the Sahara and particles from forest fires in Spain and Portugal. On social media, people posted pictures of London landmarks against yellow-orange skies.A non-profit group that provides lifesaving services around the British Isles warned people to stay away from seas and beaches.Matt Crofts, lifesaving manager for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, said coastal waters are “particularly dangerous and unpredictable, with large waves and swells being a major risk.”As tempting as it is to watch crashing surf, it isn’t worth the risk of being struck by large waves that can easily knock weather watchers off their feet, Crofts said.“The sea is far more powerful than you think and your chances of survival are slim if you are dragged into the swell,” he said.And there is more to come Tuesday. Flights and ferries were cancelled in parts of Scotland, and authorities warned of coastal flooding in the southwest. The government of Ireland said schools and colleges would remain closed, and Northern Ireland’s Education Authority said the same.As the storm moved toward Northern Ireland, workers sealed off the Peace Bridge in Londonderry with tape and sandbags, closing it as a precautionary measure.last_img read more

School District selects name for new elementary school

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – After months of decision making, the School District 60 Board of Trustees have finally decided on a name for the new elementary school that is being constructed from across the Fort St. John Hospital.The new elementary school will now be known as Anne Roberts Young, the first registered nurse in Fort St. John.Board Chair, Ida Campbell, says the Board and Superintendent, Dave Sloan, decided to go with Anne Roberts Young, not only for historical reasoning but for the school’s proximity to the hospital. “Superintendent Dave Sloan believes the name is fitting given to the new school’s location across the street from the Fort St. John Hospital and Birthing Centre and the fact that Anne Roberts Young has dedicated so much of her professional life to providing healthcare in our community.”The new elementary school is being constructed from across the Fort St. John Hospital at a cost of $31.3 million. Construction started in 2018 and will be complete by the Fall of 2020.last_img read more

RCMP trying to locate stolen red sidebyside

first_imgred in colourin good conditionhas a windshield and roofhaving a box on the backThe Fort St John RCMP continue to investigate and are asking anyone who has information about this incident or can assist in locating this vehicle, please contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100.Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – RCMP received a report of a stolen 2012 Big Red Honda side by side.On June 10, 2019, the side-by-side was taken from the 10400 block of Bison Rd, Cecil Lake, BC.  The side-by-side was believed to have been stolen sometime between May 18 and June 8, 2019.The side-by-side is described as:last_img read more

Ravichandran Ashwin open to making Koffee With Karan

first_imgMumbai: After the controversial episode of “Koffee With Karan” featuring cricketers Hardik Pandya and K.L. Rahul, their colleague Ravichandran Ashwin has now shown interest in being a guest on the popular celebrity chat show hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar. On Friday, Ashwin did a #AskAsh session on Instagram where he replied to questions from his fans. During the Q and A session, when a fan asked him if would like to go to “Koffee with Karan”, he said: “Sure”. Pandya and Rahul faced a lot of flak for their comments on women when they opened up on their personal life on the latest season of the chat show, which has had guests such as actors Kareena Kapoor Khan, Deepika Padukone, Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra. Apart from receiving flak on social media, Pandya and Rahul were asked to go home from the three-ODI series against Australia in January after being suspended. Karan later said he felt “very responsible” about the repercussions Pandya and Rahul have faced since they made some misogynistic remarks on his chat show but also said he has no control over answers that come his way. When the filmmaker was asked does he think cricketers are off his list now, he quipped: “I think I am off their list.”last_img read more

People who smoke marijuana weigh less

first_imgPeople who smoke marijuana or cannabis weigh less as compared to adults who don’t, a new study suggests. The findings are contrary to the belief that marijuana users who have a serious case of the munchies that will ultimately lead to weight gain. “Over a three-year period, all participants showed a weight increase, but interestingly, those who used marijuana had less of an increase compared to those that never used,” said lead author Omayma Alshaarawy from the Michigan State University. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainFor the study, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, the research team looked at the Body Mass Index (BMI) of 33,000 participants, aged 18 and older, then compared the numbers. While the actual weight difference among users and non-users was modest, around two pounds for a 5-foot-7-inch participant weighing about 200 pounds at the start of the study, the variance was prevalent among the entire sample size. “An average two-pound difference doesn’t seem like much, but we found it in more than 30,000 people with all different kinds of behaviours and still got this result,” Alshaarawy said. The researcher cautions that marijuana should not be considered a diet aid. “There’s too many health concerns around cannabis that far outweigh the potential positive, yet modest, effects it has on weight gain,” Alshaarawy said. “People shouldn’t consider it as a way to maintain or even lose weight.”last_img read more

Freeport Man Killed in The Ghetto Homicide Count Now At 100

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, September 13, 2017 – Freeport – Police in Grand Bahama is investigating a shooting incident that has left one male dead and another in serious condition.   The man pronounced dead has been identified as a man on bail known to police.   He is Evan Thompson killed at Garden Villas, Freeport aka The Ghetto last night.Reports are that on Monday, September 11, sometime after 12:00 am, police were called to the Garden Villas area where there were reports of gunshots being fired.   Upon further investigation, police discovered two males with gunshot wounds to the body.   One was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was taken to the Rand Memorial Hospital where he is listed in serious condition.   Evin Thompson’s dead is the country’s 100th Homicide Victim.Police are actively investigating this matter and are appealing to the general public for any information that can assist the police in solving this matter to contact them at telephone number 350-3107 thru 12, 911/919 or call your nearest police station. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas Govt bids to buy Lucayan Strip resorts, PM Minnis tours site Bahamas Police takes 10 to court for murders and other crimes, including a couple for cruelty to a child Worst fears as a tourist is murdered in Providenciales; ten homicides for 2019 Related Items:#magneticmedianews, freeport, homicide, murder Recommended for youlast_img read more