Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange has returned to the country’s new ministerial Cabinet in a familiar role. Sports will again have the benefit of her long-time exposure in that arena. Her first visible move is praiseworthy. She paid a touching tribute to Jordan Foote, the footballer out of Holy Trinity High School, who sadly succumbed to the ravages of cancer, during which he had lost a leg. On his bereaved family’s behalf, Foster’s Fairplay says “Thank you, Minister.” On a brighter note, Champs is in the air. With its coming, there is the usual friendly, if at times raucous, crosstalk between supporters of the rival schools. Traditionally, the heat is a lot more intense with the face-offs within the boys’ arena. Social media continues to be fertile soil for the raves and rants. Predictions are the domain of others a lot more qualified to engage in that activity, now fine-tuned to a science. The usual clamour, including calls for transparency, surrounds the distribution of entry tickets. The five-day event continues to attract an audience which severely outstrips the capacity of the hosting facility. At some point, the powers that be shall be asked to give full account. With the new Government’s initial slate of executive positions released, Foster’s Fairplay notes with disappointment (no pun intended) and dismay a glaring omission. No place has been found in her area of excellence for Member of Parliament Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn. She is the second sporting personality of her calibre to venture into the oven of politics. World icon, the late Herb McKenley, preceded her in the tenuous move and was twice roasted. Cuthbert-Flynn, the 1992 Barcelona Olympics double sprint silver medallist, has shown admirable courage and commitment (gender restrictions bar the word ‘cojones’) in her consummate contribution to her country. Follow this journalist to the 1995 IAAF World Championships in Gothenburg. After completing her individual sprint duties, the 100m finalist took ill and was hospitalised. In her mind, the supporting trio of Dahlia Duhaney, Beverly McDonald and Merlene Ottey needed her usual inspirational backstretch run to buttress their chances for gold in the sprint relay. The St Thomas lass, her thoughts locked on a repeat gold, as achieved by the same quartet four years prior at the Tokyo World Champs, did what was to her the only thing. She went from sickbed to track and a silver medal was forged in that crucible of sheer grit and determination, to make it Jamaica. This spoke to a rare quality of resilience and resolve to bounce back from adversity. In Barcelona, her personal catalogue could have shown gold in the 4x100m relay. With Michelle Freeman on lead off, plus the other two girls from the Tokyo triumph, barring relay trauma, top spot looked good. Her second-leg straightaway flasher was stopped short with a hamstring injury that severely compromised the second handover. Jamaica were out. The nation was rocked and moved to tears. The pain was intensified the following year with the Stuttgart World Championships. Recovery was slow and the void was filled with signs pointing her to the exit door from the sport. They sprang from the least expected of sources, some ideally positioned to enforce such a white flag hoisting. She, however, survived and Gothenburg was as recounted. Her final hurrah, at her own pace, was the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. She bade farewell with sprint relay bronze, assisted by Freeman, a near-lame Nikole Mitchell and the perennial Ottey. What a Juliet! What a warrior! What a Jamaican! She has stared down the barrel of guns held by thieving thugs. Only mention of her name saved her from a sad story. Now, at age 51, with the challenges of pregnancy, countering Zika virus precautions, she whips an incumbent who was super confident of almost automatic victory. Where is the recognition? Where is the reward? Consulted on her omission, she responded tersely: “Sorry … I do not have any comment on that matter.” For feedback, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Prez. Sirleaf. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has, on behalf of the Government and people of Liberia and in her own name, extended heartfelt greetings to Queen Margrethe II and the people of Denmark on the occasion of its Constitution Day.Constitution Day, observed annually on June 5, commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Danish Constitution of 1849, which established Denmark as a constitutional monarchy, and honors the Constitution of 1953, which was adopted on the same date.According to a Foreign Affairs Ministry release, President Sirleaf, “acknowledged with satisfaction, the rewarding relations our two nations and peoples continue to enjoy, particularly the positive impacts resulting from our partnership to attain the Millennium Development Goals, which advocated gender equality and women’s empowerment by the year 2015.”President Sirleaf further told the Danish Queen that as both nations strive to fully implement the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, Liberia looks forward to deepening collaboration in many spheres and exploring new areas of cooperation, mainly in the private sector.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement –
The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) recently inked an Air Services Agreement to offer new routes from Guyana. However, Director General of the Authority, Egbert Field has expressed that the decision rests upon Qatar to determine when they will begin operations here.Director General of GCAA, Egbert FieldIn an invited comment on Friday, Field explained that the agreement was signed but the two countries are yet to work out the dynamics of operations, the number of flights and other factors. As such, he said they are still waiting for the analysis to be finalised.“We signed an Air Services Agreement with Qatar. That Air Services Agreement will allow any airline from Qatar to fly to Guyana. As to identification of which airline, you have Qatar Airways and I think there may be another one or two airlines. We’re just waiting on them. These things take time because they’ll have to do their own evaluation of the route, work out how many flights, the frequency of flights and I can see them really moving in that direction of analysing the various figures. If they will commence operation, it’s up to them,” the Director General indicated. The agreement permits Qatar’s national carrier, Qatar Airways, to operate any number of passenger and cargo flights as well as cooperation between the carriers concerned. Qatar Airways will also be given permission to have an operation centre in Guyana to fly to any country in the region and other regions as well. Qatar has already expressed an interest in entering Guyana’s oil market, a move which is expected to bring a number of benefits to the country’s oil sector.This new potential link is a great boon for passengers wishing to head to Asia, or to destinations in Africa. The central hub of Qatar would open up massive connectivity opportunities for the citizens of Guyana.Since the discovery of oil in 2015, Guyana has already attracted several major airlines. American Airlines has already begun operations in Guyana and another popular American carrier, JetBlue, is set to begin operating by April 2020.JetBlueGiving an update on JetBlue’s status, Field stated that the company is “anxious” to commence operations. While he does not foresee any delays, some documents are yet to be submitted by the carrier.“JetBlue is very very anxious and eager to commence their operations. It’s an established company so I don’t think there will be much delay when it comes to working with their documents. We’re awaiting the remaining set of documents from them so as to evaluate. I do not suspect that there will be any delays in terms of their startup period,” he indicated.The GCAA Head added, “It’s the standard documents which airlines would submit from us. Things like the type of aircraft within their fleet, their operations manual, maintenance manual and these are documents which are evaluated by the authority”.The New York-based carrier will begin to operate direct flights between Guyana and New York. In fact, tickets for flights are already on sale in the United States (US).The non-stop flight will travel from New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport to Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on a daily basis with the carrier’s new A321neo aircraft.With this new service, passengers will enjoy five hours of travel time between the two countries. Guyana will be the fourth country in South America JetBlue serves in the coming months.
Nemanja Matic, Victor Lindelof and more recently Alexis Sanchez have all arrived for big money this season.However, Lukaku has backed his manager’s recent claims that the squad is not strong enough to win major titles, following their exit from the Champions League this week.United did manage to secure their place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup, but are well off the pace set by runaway Premier League leaders and close rivals Manchester City.According to Lukaku, the club will again invest heavily in order to make manager Jose Mourinho happy.He said: “We are Manchester United, we have to improve every year and I know that a lot of players, a lot of good players, will come in next season. That’s for sure.“That is something I look forward to, in order to improve the squad, and what the manager also looks forward to because next year we have to win.“We will have to try and win as many trophies as we can.”Lukaku added though that he felt United were almost strong enough as a unit to be able to realistically claim some silverware, although he did feel Champions League opponents Seville were somehow a better side.He added: “I don’t believe we are really that short in being able to compete in the big competitions.“We knew immediately after the game against Seville that we weren’t good enough, so we accept the criticism.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000According to Lukaku, the club will again invest heavily in order to make manager Jose Mourinho happy.MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Mar 18 – Romelu Lukaku says it is important for Manchester United to keep strengthening by making new signings next season.The Belgian striker was one of the players signed by Jose Mourinho following his arrival at the club in a bid to reinvigorate the side following a few lean years.
An Indian Restaurant has incredibly received its sixth Gold Medal in recognition for its fantastic culinary excellence. The delicious Chanpur Indian Restaurant, located in Donegal Town, received the prestigious award at the Taste of Donegal Food Festival.That wasn’t the only recognition Chandpur received from culinary experts at the festival.Their talented chef, Sultan, also got a Gold Medal, which was his first ever, in recognition for his outstanding culinary skills.Manager of The Chandpur, Susan Miah told Donegal Daily, “We’re absolutely delighted to receive our sixth Gold medal, it’s an amazing testament to the hard work of all the management and staff, which helps maintain our reputation for providing wonderful food and excellent customer service.“We’re also very proud of our amazing chef Sultan, he also received a Gold medal, and it’s extra special for him, as it’s his first ever Gold medal.”The Taste of Donegal Food Festival started on Friday night with huge crowds attending on both Friday and Saturday, the town has been very busy and it looks like it will be another great weekend for the local economy.Indian Restaurant receives Gold Medal at Taste of Donegal Food Festival was last modified: August 28th, 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) Tags:ChanpurdonegalFood festivalgold medalIndian RestaurantSixthTaste of Donegal
The central government updated its death toll to 47,700, but regional authorities gave much higher figures, based on information trickling in from outlying areas and as more bodies were pulled from the rubble of collapsed buildings. Since the early days of the disaster, the central government death tally has lagged behind that of local authorities, although federal officials have said privately they expect the toll to rise dramatically. Citing reports from local authorities and hospital officials, the government of North West Frontier Province said 37,958 people had died there and the toll was likely to rise. The prime minister in Pakistani-held Kashmir said at least 40,000 people died in that neighboring region. India has reported 1,360 deaths in the part of Kashmir that it controls. Those tallies would push the death toll to 79,318 from the quake. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Many people out there, we are not going to get to in time,” said Rob Holden, the U.N. disaster coordinator in Pakistan’s part of Kashmir. “Some people who have injuries don’t have a chance of survival.” At the United Nations, Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned that with winter approaching a second “massive wave of death” in Pakistan’s quake areas unless the international community immediately increases the relief effort. “This is a huge, huge disaster,” Annan said. “It is a race against time to save the lives of these people.” “I would hope that the international community will respond and those with capacity will do everything possible to work with us and work with the Pakistani government,” he said. Eleven days after the 7.6-magnitude quake, the full scale of the disaster is becoming apparent. A helicopter trip through the badly hit Neelum and Kaghan Valleys showed flattened homes on mountainsides and roads blocked by boulders, trees and earth. Moving only on foot, people were fashioning new pathways over landslides. BALAKOT, Pakistan – The death toll soared to 79,000 Wednesday from South Asia’s mammoth earthquake, following a survey of one of the two hardest-hit Pakistani regions – making it one of the deadliest quakes in modern times. More aftershocks rattled the region, sending up huge clouds of dust from steep-sided mountain valleys where villages lie in pieces. During a helicopter tour of the ruins, the president promised new, quake-ready houses for the homeless. In remote mountains, a steady flow of injured villagers continued to seek medical attention. Many had infected wounds, untreated since the Oct. 8 temblor, and had to rely on relatives to carry them for hours on foot to makeshift clinics. More than 60 helicopters were dropping relief supplies, and mule trains were pushing into areas where no helicopters can land.
DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee continues its tradition of bringing some of the finest athletes in the world to Central Iowa and 2019 will be no different as Blake Boldon, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays begins to unveil the world-class athletes that will compete at Drake Stadium, April 24-27.Friday, Boldon announced the field for the men’s 200 meters that is set to bring the Drake Stadium crowd to its feet. The race features five Olympians and the Relays record holder.”I’m excited to start announcing our elite fields with this incredible 200-meter lineup,” Boldon said. “Like many of our events, this field has a tremendous mix of established talent with dozens of international accolades as well as some of the top young talent in the world.”One of the headliners in the 200 meters, Wallace Spearmon, has already thrilled fans in Des Moines this year as a challenger in the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee annual dunk competition, Jan. 31 at the Knapp Center. Spearmon is a two-time Olympian and three-time USA Champion in the event who owns the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee record at 20.02, set in 2012. A four-time NCAA Champion at Arkansas, his personal best in the even of 19.65 makes him the seventh-fastest American in the history of the event. Challenging Spearmon is Ameer Webb, Jak Ali Harvey, Vernon Norwood, Yancarlos Martinez and Tre Houston. Webb was sixth in the 100 meters at last year’s Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee and fifth in the 200 meters at the 2017 World Championship. He has run faster than 20.30 17 times in his career. The event will also have a local flavor as former UNI standout Brandon Carnes returns to the Blue Oval and Indian Hills Community College freshman Kenny Bednarek makes his Relays debut. Bednarek is coming off NJCAA national titles in the 200 and 400 meters and his indoor 200-meter best of 20.30 was the second-fastest in the world this season. Carnes was a 16-time Missouri Valley Conference champion at UNI who owns a lifetime best of 20.25 in the event.Friday’s announcement begins a flurry of Boldon unveiling more world-class fields over the coming days and weeks. Visit DrakeRelays.org or follow @DrakeRelays on Twitter for a planned announcement every Monday, Wednesday and Friday leading up to Relays Week.Relays Week competitions begin Tuesday, April 23, with the Grand Blue Mile on the streets of downtown Des Moines. The heptathlon and decathlon get underway in Drake Stadium Wednesday, April 24, followed by the annual Cap Square Vault. Multi-events conclude Thursday, March 25, at Drake Stadium followed by the annual Distance Carnival. Action continues all day Friday and Saturday at Drake Stadium.All-session, multi-session and single-session tickets for all of the action are available via DrakeTix.com, 515-271-3647 or visiting the Drake Athletic Ticket Office. Print Friendly Version Story Links Get Tickets
Donegal TD Pearse Doherty has hit out at the government over child homelessness after a photo of a young boy eating dinner on the side of a street emerged online.The photo showed ‘Sam’, a five-year-old boy, eating food off a sheet of cardboard on the streets of Dublin.The image was shared by Homeless Street Cafe volunteers after a busy night in the city. “Can we really accept this?” the volunteers wrote.The Facebook post prompted Pearse Doherty TD to raise the issue in the Dáil today, accusing the Government of hiding behind figures instead of tackling the growing child homelessness crisis.Doherty said: “The volunteer group who met Sam made clear that his mother is trying her best to provide nutritious home cooked meals for her children. “Like so many parents of homeless children in this State, their emergency accommodation strictly forbids families from cooking meals for their children.“This is Sam’s life. Without a home, he is left without the comfort and security that should be the right of every child.“That is the life that Fine Gael have condemned nearly 4,000 children like Sam to.”Pearse Doherty TDDoherty said that homelessness and the housing crisis in Ireland today is a ‘national shame’.“The moral stain of child homelessness is creating a lost generation of children who are having their childhood stolen,” Doherty said.The solutions to the crisis, Doherty told the government, lie in Sinn Féin’s alternative budget: “Our alternative budget would have invested an additional €1bn in public housing, affordable rental and affordable purchase homes and introduced a rent freeze and refundable tax credit for renters.“These are the solutions that are needed to deal with the housing and homelessness crisis. Instead, you and your partners in Fianna Fáil chose to ignore these people in a budget without ambition, ideas or much needed investment that would have given workers and families a real break.”Heartbreaking picture of homeless boy sparks outrage from Donegal TD was last modified: October 17th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
I hate the word dieting. I hate it as much as I hate using the word ‘weight’ when referring to getting lean and dropping bodyfat.But let’s face it, if I had used any other title for the article, the chances of you clicking on it would have gone waaayyyyyy down.So, sometimes you must bend the rules a bit to get what you want.That is exactly what this article is all about. It’s about 5 ways that you can tweak things in your current nutrition to reduce your calorie intake and help yourself to get leaner, burn more fat and lose more ‘weight’.If you want to get in shape for Christmas, our Christmas Countdown Challenge starts on October 29th.If you want to get in shape for the festive season, click the link below and get signed up now.The tips below aren’t special, they have no magical properties and you won’t have to do anything drastic to see some results.The one thing you will have to do however, is try them. You also will have to try them for longer than a week, let’s be realistic here, I’m not giving a diet, I’m showing you how you can implement some small steps so you can see some success, while still eating the same foods you already eat.Let’s get to it;1. DRINK WATER.Yeah, everyone knows that you probably should drink more water throughout the day, (you really should), but that’s not what this is about.It’s about where you will be drinking the water that will help.Right before each meal, drink half a pint to a full pint of water.The water will fill your stomach and make it harder to over eat at that meal.Do this at each meal and you will save some calories from this simple fix.2. USE SMALLER PLATESWe have the tendency to overfill our plates. This wouldn’t be an issue if we didn’t have the tendency to also eat everything that is on the plate.Eating less can be disheartening for some as they feel that they are depriving themselves.By using smaller plates when having your meals, you are eliminating this feeling of depravation by ‘tricking’ yourself into thinking that you are having a full plate of food at every meal. You are, but you are eating smaller portions by default. 3. INCREASE YOUR PROTEIN AND VEGETABLE INTAKE.Protein is very hard to overeat, by increasing this you will under-eat on the more calorie dense foods.Increasing your vegetables at each meal will do the same thing.Vegetables are lower in calories than starchy carbs so you can over-eat on vegetables and not worry about going over on your calories.Also, like the water, eating your protein rich foods and your vegetables 1st at each meal will also prevent you from going over on your calories at each meal.You don’t have to change anything, just eat these along with the water and you will find that you are less able to over eat on anything else at that meal.4. SWITCH YOUR DRINKS.You could be taking in excess calories through your fluids without even realising that you are doing it.A simple fix to this is to swap your current drinks for the lower calories options or calorie free options.Switch your milk to semi skimmed or fat free.Switch sugary drinks to their calorie free counterparts.Switch the sugar you add to tea and coffee to calorie free sweeteners.Switch flavoured coffees to regular americanos. 5. INCREASE YOUR NEAT.Your NEAT is the activity that we do throughout the day while not exercising.It usually equates to around 30% of our total calorie burn throughout the day and is always higher than the calories we burn during exercise.The issue at the moment is that we are becoming more sedentary due to our jobs and daily lives being more focused on online activities.So, to combat this, get a step tracker and aim for 10k+ steps per day.This will increase your NEAT and will keep you aware of your inactivity throughout the day.If you struggle with some of the things mentioned above and you find it hard to get motivated to change them, my ‘HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT WITHOUT DIETING’ seminar will teach you everything you need to know to get success with your weight loss without having to turn to restrictive diets.It’s on this Thursday night at 7pm here in Letterkenny.DD Fitness: Five ways to lose weight without ‘dieting’ was last modified: October 18th, 2019 by Emmet RusheShare 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)
(Visited 788 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 These recently-reported attempts to mimic nature show that the biomimetics revolution continues, with no end in sight.Splitting hydrogen: Bacteria make it look so easy, taking hydrogen molecules and dividing them at room temperature. Nature published a whole paper on attempts to imitate the hydrogenase enzymes in hopes of improving fuel cells. The only mention of “evolution” had nothing to do with Darwinism. It was about the “evolution” of hydrogen gas from the artificial metalloenzymes the team developed.Bird smartphones: A new generation of “radically better” smartphones may some day employ magnetic field sensors inspired by how birds navigate, reported Science Daily. European researchers “are the first to successfully create perfect one-dimensional molecular wires of which the electrical conductivity can almost entirely be suppressed by a weak magnetic field at room temperature,” the article said. “The underlying mechanism is possibly closely related to the biological compass used by some migratory birds to find their bearings in the geomagnetic field.” Need we mention the new documentary Flight: The Genius of Birds, with its story about the world record holder for global navigation?Ant-i-cancer: A new cancer antibiotic was reported by PhysOrg to be “inspired by nature’s fungus farmer, the leaf cutter ant.” The ants don’t get the credit, though. The antibiotic is produced by a bacterium that lives in symbiosis with the ants.Bionic ear: Researchers at Princeton are “combining electronics with biological material” to produce a “bionic ear” that can both receive and transmit sound, Medical Xpress reported. The antenna, shaped like a human ear and printed with a 3-D printer, can pick up radio signals and transmit the signal to speakers.Big Dog: A video clip on Live Science shows a walking tank called “Big Dog” undergoing field tests as a support machine for the Marines. Carrying 400 pounds for up to 20 miles, the four-footed robot can follow soldiers over a variety of terrains, carry. Just the sight of it might frighten the enemy to submission.Knuckle-walker: A German team has developed a four-legged robot that imitates the knuckle-walking of apes. PhysOrg said the team is thinking of developing machines to serve on spacecraft or to support astronauts. Video clips in the article show the robot ape stabilizing itself on wobbly surfaces. In the future, improvements to its “spinal column” may allow it to stand up and pick fruit.Biomimetic air conditioning: National Geographic listed no less than five new cooling technologies inspired by “Mother Nature’s craftiness.” Featured animals are termites, birds, whales, and even ticks, that secrete a substance to absorb moisture from the air. Humans were in the list, too, for the “logarithmic spiral shape found in such phenomena as tornadoes, whirlpools, and even airflow in the human trachea.” A biologist who wrote a book on biomimetics said,“With biomimicry we’re able to apply fresh thinking to traditional manufacturing, to undo the toxic and energy-intensive mistakes of the past,” said [Janine] Benyus, who is part of a group that hopes to lead a new revolution in design by imitating nature. “I wish we had been at the design table at the Industrial Revolution.“ As usual, none of these articles mentioned Darwinian evolution.Mentions of evolution in biomimetics articles seem to be waning. Maybe scientists are seeing it as superfluous in their focus on design engineering and intelligent technology.How would Darwinists try to rescue their myth from these developments? Would they say that humans are evolved animals just imitating other animals, like mockingbirds? Let them try that angle (one of Charle’s Angles). It will backfire, because it will mean their own logic is a product of unguided, meaningless processes. We can reply, “You’re only saying that because natural selection made you utter various sounds.”Benyus decried the “energy-intensive mistakes of the past” during the Industrial Revolution. Why didn’t Victorian scientists realize the models of good technology all around them? Let’s make up for lost time.