Laois senior football team for league opener against Down named

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Laois senior football team for league opener against Down named TAGSAllianz Football League Division 3Laois senior footballersLaois v Down Pinterest Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Community New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Twitter Facebook By Alan Hartnett – 24th January 2019 Council WhatsApp Twitter Community Home Sport GAA Laois senior football team for league opener against Down named SportGAAGaelic Football RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleStradbally in mourning following death of popular member of the communityNext articleDeaths in Laois – Friday, January 25, 2019 Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. The Laois footballers Laois senior football manager John Sugrue has named his team to face Down in Round 1 of Division 3 of the National Football League.And it is a much changed team for Laois’s All-Ireland Qualifier defeat to Monaghan last summer.There are seven changes to that team as Stephen Attrid, Adam Campion, David Seale, Robbie Pigott, Conor Boyle, Sean Byrne and Colm Murphy are in from the start.These are competitive debuts for Portarlington’s Sean Byrne and St Joseph’s Adam Campion.While Portlaoise duo David Seale and Conor Boyle return to the inter-county set-up after spells away from the game.From the team that started in the Monaghan game, Darren Strong has retired while Trevor Collins, Colm Begley, Alan Farrell, Brian Glynn, Donie Kingston and Ross Munnelly are not part of the starting 15.Laois go into the start of the league as second favourites behind Down who they play on Saturday in Newry at 7pm.The team is as follows:LAOIS: Graham Brody; Adam Campion, Mark Timmons, David Seale; Stephen Attride, Robbie Pigott, Gareth Dillon; John O’Loughlin, Kieran Lillis; Damien O’Connor, Conor Boyle, Sean Byrne; Colm Murphy, Evan O’Carroll, Paul KingstonSEE ALSO – Stradbally in mourning following death of popular member of the community Facebooklast_img read more

Listen: Michael Behe on a Citrate Death Spiral

first_img Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share On a new episode of ID the Future, biochemist Michael Behe reviews the Long Term Evolution Experiment (LTEE) at Michigan State, where Richard Lenki’s team was initially excited to see what they thought was a new species forming in their flasks of E. coli. Download the podcast or listen to it here. Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis TagsbacteriacitrateDarwin Devolvesdeath ratesE. colievolutionevolutionary theorygenesgenetic informationLong Term Evolution ExperimentMichael BeheMichigan State Universitymutationsnovel formsoxygen,Trending Evolution NewsEvolution News & Science Today (EN) provides original reporting and analysis about evolution, neuroscience, bioethics, intelligent design and other science-related issues, including breaking news about scientific research. It also covers the impact of science on culture and conflicts over free speech and academic freedom in science. Finally, it fact-checks and critiques media coverage of scientific issues. Share Photo: From Richard Lenski’s LTEE, by Brian Baer and Neerja Hajela [CC BY-SA 1.0], via Wikimedia Commons. Evolution Listen: Michael Behe on a Citrate Death SpiralEvolution News @DiscoveryCSCJuly 5, 2020, 6:49 AM Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Recommended Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to All “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide As Behe has written at Evolution News, one flask of E. coli in Lenski’s experiment evolved the ability to metabolize (“eat”) citrate in the presence of oxygen. But along with it came multiple mutations breaking genes, degrading genetic information, and ultimately increasing the bacteria’s death rates. It all goes to support Behe’s thesis in Darwin Devolves: evolution is good at creating niche advantages by breaking things; it isn’t good at building fundamentally novel forms, the very thing the grand narrative of modern evolutionary theory purports to do.  Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tourlast_img read more

ZyroFisher adds Bont Cycling to distribution portfolio

first_imgZyroFisher has an exclusive distribution deal in place with Bont Cycling that will launch at the UK’s Core Bike Show 2017, and will position the brand within the Fisher portfolio.Bont, the Australian producer of handmade carbon based footwear, has appointed ZyroFisher as its exclusive distributor for the UK and Ireland. Since 1975, Bont notes that it has driven for innovation aimed at rider performance, ‘pioneering moulded monocoque designs that support the whole foot with low stack height and supreme power transfer’.ZyroFisher is a leading UK distributor of parts, accessories and clothing to the UK and Irish cycling markets. The company focuses on providing value added service to its brand partners and customers. Sitting within the Fisher portfolio, Bont will be serviced by an experienced team of territory account managers with Tim Bayley as the Brand Manager.Steven Nemeth, Chief Executive Officer, Bont, said “As the leading distributor of cycling parts, accessories and clothing, ZyroFisher are perfectly placed to grow our brand in the UK and Irish markets. We look forward to launching a number of new products to market this year and are excited to work with ZyroFisher to fulfil our potential.”Ian Calvesbert, Commercial Director at ZyroFisher, said “We are thrilled that Bont have decided to appoint ZyroFisher as their distribution partner in the UK and Ireland and are looking forward to adding value to Bont’s proposition. As a leading manufacturer of performance cycling shoes across the globe, Bont’s innovative range will enable retailers to enhance their instore experience and drive sales.”Initial stock will be available from ZyroFisher from late February Relatedlast_img read more

High tech paint booth for Hitachi plant

first_imgUK: The 31 m by 9 m paint spray booth oven built to accommodate rail vehicles at Hitachi Rail’s Newton Aycliffe rolling stock plant has been designed by Junair Spraybooths to optimise running costs while complying with safety requirements. The iSystem touch control is pre-programmed with bake cycles and a list of coatings, ensuring the most efficient cure profile is automatically used and paint jobs are not over-cured or under-cured. This also balances the air pressure within the cabin to ensure compliance with safety regulations. Two Junair pneumatically powered Alfa-Lifts are fitted inside the spray booth to provide access to all areas of a vehicle’s painted surfaces. The controls are inside the cage, with three levers allowing the operator to manoeuvre the platform on three axes to provide the optimal working position.The spray booth has 32 Junair QADs auxiliary air movement towers designed to improve drying times by agitating air during flash-off and cure cycles, with automatic variable speed drives adjusting the airflow to suit the process. The full airflow rate is only required for spraying, and all other activities can be carried out with reduced airflow to lower running costs. The fuel saver mode provides full fresh air intake for paint application, and automatically switches to recirculation when in idle, loading, preparation, flash off and bake modes, thus reducing air heating costs. There are high, mid and low level LED lighting within the booth, and a bespoke paint mix room and ventilated mixing bench were also supplied.last_img read more

7th Nature Island Literary Festival continues

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweet 27 Views   no discussionscenter_img The 7th Nature Island Literary Festival and Bookfair entertained patrons over the weekend with a wide variety of theatre presentations and workshops on the grounds of the UWI Dominica Open Campus. On open night, under the patronage of His Excellency the President of Dominica and Mrs. Savarin, the large crowd at the Arawak House of Culture showed much appreciation for Alwin Bully’s 1976 hit classic The Ruler which featured cast made up of some members of the original People’s Action Theatre, along with a cadre of young dynamic actors some coming from other theatre groups. The festival weekend offerings included David Edgecombe’s Lady of Parham; Dobrene O’Marde’s This World Spin One Way; and a surprise crowd pleaser in Athol Furgard’s Sizwe Bansi is Dead by the Sunshine Theatre of Anguilla which gained a standing ovation from the enthusiastic audience.The Festival continues this week with a screenwriting workshop at UWI Open Campus; the Dominican Premiere of Poetry is an Island a new film on Derek Walcott by Surinamese filmmaker Ida Does on Tuesday night at Alliance Francaise; performances by local theatre companies on Wednesday night (Alliance Francaise); the Caribbean DVD launch of Russel Watson’s seminal film A Handfull of Dirt on Thursday night at Alliance Francaise; two repeat performances of The Ruler on Friday and Saturday night at the Arawak House of Culture; and a commemorative walk from Hillsborough to Roseau on Sunday. LocalNews 7th Nature Island Literary Festival continues by: – August 12, 2014 Sharelast_img read more

Seventeen say goodbye to Lead Institute

first_img Sharing is caring! Valedictorian of the 2018 Graduating Class of Lead University, Joanice GeorgeSeventeen students have officially completed their tenure at the Lead Institute with a graduate ceremony held last Friday under the theme ‘Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.’The students received their diplomas from the ceremony’s featured speaker, Dr. Tricia Lewis, and their awards from the Director of Lead Institute, David Vital.Joanice George was named valedictorian, going on to cop the Valedictorian Award and the outstanding Accounts Major as well as the subject prizes for Outstanding Accounting Student, Outstanding Caribbean Studies Student, Outstanding Management Student and Outstanding Integrated Math Student.Natalia Antoine took home the Leadership Award and the Outstanding Law Major Award, as well as subject awards for Outstanding Caribbean Studies Student, Outstanding Law Student, Outstanding Literature Student, and Outstanding Integrated Math Student.Janelle Antoine received subject prizes for Outstanding Literature Student, Outstanding Law Student, and Outstanding Communication Studies Student.Desra Eusell copped the awards for Outstanding Economics Major, and Outstanding Entrepreneurship Student, while Destiny Pascal picked up the award for Outstanding Law Student.During her valedictory address, Joanice George stated that the graduating class ability to embrace change is one of the reasons they were able to complete their college journey.“Our completion of this academic journey was not solely based on our ability but more so our adaptability. We were able to conform to change and make the best of our circumstances. Many of us had the opportunity to run away from the situation or just throw in the towel but you fellow graduates did otherwise,” George stated.She went on to tell her fellow graduates to use obstacles to strengthen themselves as they follow their dreams.“The fact that we are here todays simply shows our determination and drive to succeed despite the odds. I urge you fellow graduates to use any and every obstacle as a confidence booster in the direction of your dreams,” she noted.George went on to state that “instead of having a negative outlook on challenges, look at them as opportunities to strengthen your determination to achieve your dreams,” adding that “since it is your dream, be in control of your destination and your journey.”She warned her colleagues against unfairly comparing themselves and their success to that of others, stating that “your measure of success may not be mine, my dream is not your dream; thus be your own person.”George further urged the graduating class to continue to embrace the changes that they will encounter while following their dreams, noting that “whatever your future endeavors are, remember to be your own person and follow your dreams .“Change is inevitable, she noted, while urging the graduates to be ‘adaptable’ and encouraging them to “not allow your dreams to remain mere dreams.”“Transform these dreams into reality by taking precise steps, embellished with confidence. Graduating class of 2018, please put on your confident socks, strap up your adaptable sneakers and run confidently in the direction of your dreams,” George added.– / 87 Tweet Share Sharecenter_img EducationLocalNewsTertiary Seventeen say goodbye to Lead Institute by: – August 20, 2018 Share 455 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Ronaldo: Iceland showed small mentality and won’t do anything at Euro 2016

first_img “They scored a goal, they created two chances in the ninety minutes and otherwise they got every player behind the ball,” he said in the mixed zone after the game.  “It was a lucky night for them. We should have three points, but we are OK.” Upd. on 22/11/2016 at 03:06 CET Iceland, who are the smallest nation at Euro 2016, came from a goal down to hold Portugal in their tournament debut, but Real Madrid forward Ronaldo was far from impressed with their tactics.  15/06/2016 Cristiano Ronaldo claimed Iceland displayed a “small time” mentality in their draw with Portugual.  He added: “I thought they’d won the Euros the way they celebrated at the end, it was unbelievable.center_img “It was a little bit frustrating, we tried hard to win the game, Iceland didn’t try anything.” And the 31-year-old then went one step further, criticising Iceland for the way they celebrated at the final whistle.  Sport EN “They put the bus in the net, so it’s difficult when one team don’t try but Portugal try and play football and try to win the game. “When they don’t try to play and just defend, defend, defend this in my opinion shows a small mentality and are not going to do anything in the competition.”last_img read more

Leafs are ready to put the past behind, start post season Tuesday

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsThe way the season started is the way the regular campaign ended for the Nelson Leafs — with a loss.Five players shared in the scoring to lead the Creston Valley Thunder Cats to a 5-4 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Nelson Leafs Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The Leafs, finishing with a 25-22-0-3 record and third spot in the Murdoch Division, now prepare to face Beaver Valley in game on of the divisional playoffs beginning Tuesday in Fruitvale.“We’re now ready for the new season,” said Leaf captain Taylor O’Neil following the season-ending loss Saturday.“Our record is completely erased . . . we can completely forget it. Now we can focus on Beaver Valley.”The Thunder Cats, gaining a bit of revenge on the Leafs after losing 4-3 Friday in Creston, took the lead with a shorthanded marker by Brandon Formosa midway through the opening frame. Ryan Hewitt made it 2-0 before Nelson center Gavin Currie, playing his second game after recovering from a shoulder injury, combined with Dustin Johnson and Marcus Dahl, the cut the lead to 2-1 at intermission.Jovi Fabbri and Kane Dawe increased the lead to 4-1 six minutes into the second period before Johnson got one back for Nelson.However, Brennan Foreman got a little satisfaction on his former club scoring on Marcus Beesley two minutes later to restore the three-goal advantage. Foreman, dispatched to the Cats at the trading deadline in January, glared at the Leaf bench while skating past coach Chris Shaw after scoring.Dahl, with his second point of the game, gave Nelson some life before the period ended when his shot fooled Cats’ goalie Weston Joseph.It took the Leafs 19 minutes, and pulling the goalie, to cut the lead to 5-4. Colton Schell scored from a goalmouth scramble.Despite playing with two extra players after Creston’s Formosa was penalized in the final minute of the game, Nelson couldn’t find the equalizer.“That’s a pretty good team over there,” O’Neil confessed. “Obviously we were able to come together as a team last night but it was a close game too.”“It’s been like that all year,” O’Neil added. “We just didn’t have it tonight . . . had a couple unlucky bounces.”Nelson out shot the Cats 29-23, including 14-8 in the opening frame. Beesley was out dueled in goal by Joseph, who recorded the win.Ryan Waldhaus of Prince George, acquired by Nelson to fill the injured roster position of Darren Hogg, replaced Beesley in the second period.Nelson was given special exemption by B.C. Hockey to place Waldhaus on the roster after it was revealed Hogg would not be able to play again this season due to an injured leg.BLUELINES: It was quite a festive atmosphere in the arena Saturday as Leaf brass joined forces with Save On Foods and the NDCC to raise funds for Children’s Hospital Child Heath of B.C. . . .More than 700 fans attended with the 50-50 draw topping the $500 mark. . . .The concourse was filled with booths for the fans to enjoy, including tents occupied by The Bridge and Scotia Bank. . . .The Leafs welcomed back sniper Gavin Currie to the lineup this weekend. Currie, out since December 31 with a shoulder injury, has two points Saturday. . . .Colton Schell, with two points Saturday, won the Nelson scoring race by four points over Joel Stewart and five over Currie. . . .Blake Arcuri missed another game due to a shoulder injury, which he originally suffered in minor hockey. The Nelson Minor Hockey grad will have surgery in the next few weeks. . . .Evan J. Moir suffered a season-ending shoulder injury Friday in Creston. . . .Ryan Voykin, a contestant throughout the season during the Leafs shoot-to-win contest, and Shawn Badger, after winning the program draw, had a chance to win a Ford Fiesta in the Nelson Ford Shootout during the second period intermission. Both missed in their bids. . . .Friday, Connor Enright scored twice and added an assist to lift Nelson to the 4-3 [email protected]last_img read more

Canucks take charge with 3-2 victory over defending Cup champs

first_imgSamuelsson backhanded a rebound past Chicago goalie Corey Crawford after the Canucks had just killed off a penalty.Duncan Keith and Patrick Sharp scored power play goals for the Hawks.Christian Ehrhoff and Daniel Sedin scored 54 seconds apart to give the Canucks a brief 2-1 lead.The story of the game was Canuck goalie Roberto Luongo who faced 32 shots. Most of the shots came in the first period where Chicago had four power plays, including a two-man advantage.Luongo stopped Patrick Kane on a point-blank shot at Patrick Sharp on a blast from near the slot area. Mikael Samuelsson’s third period goal snapped a 2-2 tie to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 victory over the Blackhawks in NHL Stanley Cup Playoff action Sunday night at the United Centre in Chicago.The win gives Vancouver a stranglehold on the best-of-seven series leading 3-0. Game four is Tuesday in Chicago at 5 p.m. PDT.last_img read more

Wildcats show signs of improvement, move into top 10 of Single-A provincial poll

first_imgThe Mount Sentinel Wildcats moved up the confidence ladder to place in the gold tier at the 48-team Best of the West High School Girl’s Volleyball Tournament Saturday in Kelowna.”It was a good weekend overall for us,” said Mount Sentinel head coach Joe Moreira. “(We) took some baby steps forward.”The Wildcats lost all three games in the round of 16 gold tier, but Moreira was more than pleased with the improvement of his young team.”We competed against teams that are better than us,” Moreira explained. “We lost to McMath (of Richmond #3 – AAAA), Trinity from Edmonton, and St. Thomas Moore (of Vancouver #8-AA). We had only one (poor game) . . . the first set versus STM. The rest we played with only a minimum of fear.”The Wildcats opened the tournament Friday reeling off three impressive wins, including an upset of sixth-ranked White Rock Christian. The Warriors are ranked four spots ahead of Mount Sentinel in the more recent High School Single-A Girl’s poll.”We played well and with confidence,” said Moreira of his team of Grade 9s and 11s.After three weeks of tournaments the Cats get a breather before heading to the South Okanagan to play in the Pen Hi Lakers tournament Oct. 28-29.The Kootenay High School Single-A volleyball playoffs is set for mid-November. The B.C. High School Single-A Volleyball Championships are December 1-4 in [email protected]last_img read more