first_imgA woman has been given a one month suspended jail sentence after being caught driving without insurance for the FIFTH time.Letterkenny Court.Martina Sweeney, 36, appeared at a special sitting of Letterkenny instruct Court in Co Donegal yesterday charged with a series of motoring offences. Ms Sweeney, of 26 Glencar Park, was stopped by Gardai at Dromore, Letterkenny on May 28th, 2014.Judge Paul Kelly warned Ms Sweeney that she could be off the road for a long time as she would find it very difficult to get an insurance company to insure her.He jailed Ms Sweeney for one month but suspended the sentence for 12 months and also disqualified her from driving for four years.“What this means is that if you are caught driving within the next year you will go to jail for one month,” Judge Kelly told Ms Sweeney.He took the other charges into consideration.And he warned Ms Sweeney that she was lucky as some of his colleagues may have took a more serious view of her actions.WOMAN GETS SUSPENDED JAIL SENTENCE FOR FIFTH NO INSURANCE CHARGE was last modified: March 30th, 2015 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

A’s lose to Angels, cry foul over potential fan interference

first_imgOAKLAND — For the sixth time this season, the A’s arranged a so-called bullpen game. They asked starter Liam Hendriks to go only one inning (seven pitches!) before giving way to a scheduled parade of relievers.It didn’t work Tuesday night. And much of failure in a 9-7 loss to the Los Angeles Angels at the Coliseum can be traced back to an arm that wasn’t scheduled to appear at all. Click here if you have trouble seeing the gallery in your mobile device. A fan in the stands reached …last_img

Validity of Evolutionary Explanations Demonstrated

first_img(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 An article in Ethology is claiming much for itself.  It purports to show “New evidence for the validity of evolutionary explanations,” according to EurekAlert.  Researchers are claiming evidence that “Men holding high positions within a hierarchical organisation have more offspring than those in other positions within the same organisation.”  The sample was male university employees.  Apparently this group compensated for unexpected results from other groups:Although a positive relationship between male status and offspring count has been predicted by evolutionary theory and found in animal species and “traditional” human societies, in modern societies, most studies found no or even a negative relationship. (Emphasis added in all quotes.)So how to account for the discrepancy?  According to the brief summary, “status may be a more important dimension for subsamples than for representative samples of entire societies.”    Economists and managers should take note of this finding, the report says.  It suggests that “evolutionary forces may still be at work in modern societies” and “might explain the striving for high and prestigious positions in men.”There are so many things wrong with this study, Darwinists should silence these researchers so as not to embarrass the Party.  (1) When you have to use subsamples instead of representative samples to get the results your theory predicted, what does that tell you about your theory?  (2) What kind of bizarre sample is university male employees, anyway?  Perhaps it could be compared to the jungle, so we might grant that possibility.  (3) More offspring is not better.  In the university milieu they might all be gay.  (4) Evolution is not a force.  Suggestion: replace o with a, then it works.  (5) Men in high and prestigious positions don’t have time to have kids.  If their fable were true, why is the country being overrun with low-income workers with big families who grow up to repeat the cycle?  (6) Women don’t marry such men to have kids.  They marry them to divorce them and take their money.  (7) Feminists are going to get mad about this sexist idea, because it will appear to give scientific justification for male ambition.  (8) The argument is self-refuting, because if being a scientist is an example of a high and prestigious position, then these scientists did not come up with their fable to discover a truth, but to pass on their genes.    That should do for starters.  “Evolutionary explanations” is an oxymoron, like vanilla fudge, rock opera or Microsoft Works.  O, for reporters who would not let the Darwinists get away with unadulterated tripe.  Nobody on a school board is going to read Ethology, but the Darwinists hope their little bugle calls on EurekAlert will make everyone salute as a conditioned response.  Sorry, those days are over.  Since the Baloney Detector went online, the prisoners in the Darwinist concentration camps (i.e., high school biology classes) have seen the outside world, and are no longer afraid of the authority figures behind the Bamboozle Curtain.last_img read more

Springbok women expect tough Nomads clash

first_img1 July 2014After opening their pre-World Cup tour of England and France with a 20-5 victory over the Nomads, the women’s rugby equivalent of the Barbarians, the Springbok Women face the same opposition on Tuesday, with a new-look line-up set to run out in the green and gold.In Teddington on the weekend, the South African team ran in tries through Phumeza Gadu, Lorinda Brown, and Cindy Cant, with Cant adding a conversion and Tayla Kinsey a penalty to put the tourists 20-0 ahead before Elisha Dee scored a consolation try for the Nomads.Sephaka’s charges face France in their final tour match on Friday.Five players retainedOnly five players who started the first game against the Nomads have been included in Tuesday’s run-on team for the clash at the Wasps Football Club, namely number eight Lamla Momoti, flank Vuyolwethu Vazi, wing Phumeza Gadu and centres Veroeshka Grain and Benele Makwezela. As the match is not a test, the squad will again be extended to 25 players.Momoti retains the captaincy as regular Springbok Women’s captain Mandisa Williams, who missed the first match due to a bout of flu, has again been ruled out after picking up a knee injury.Plan“We planned from the outset to give all the players sufficient game time to prove themselves before the test against France and in the lead-up to the World Cup, and this involved handing everyone a start,” Sephaka said in a statement on Monday.“Most of the players who were promoted from the bench to the starting team played on Saturday, so we are confident that we will build on the momentum we gained in the first tour match.”A much tougher encounterSephaka said he is expecting an even tougher encounter than the weekend’s showdown with the same opposition as the Nomads now have a good idea about what to expect from his charges, while they have also had more time together to prepare for the clash.“The Nomads made it clear after the last match that they would be better on Tuesday and we expect that as a team,” said Sephaka.“Apart from the fact that both teams had an opportunity to study the last match and have worked on the areas of the game that were problematic, there could be dry weather tomorrow, which could result in a different approach from both teams, so this match will be a different challenge.”Improvement requiredThe former Springbok prop singled out the scrums as one of the areas that had to improve before the test against France on Friday after the South Africans found themselves under pressure in that department at times in the weekend’s match.“We have identified the problems in the scrum and we have worked hard to improve on that, so we are expecting a better performance in the set piece,” he said. “France are also a forward-dominated team and it will be vital to counter them in the scrums, so we have to get it right against the Nomads this time.”France testThe Springbok Women will depart for France on Wednesday morning and will face the IRB Women’s World Cup hosts in Marcoussis on Friday.Springbok Women’s XV vs Nomads15 Siviwe Basweni, 14 Nosiphiwo Goda, 13 Veroeshka Grain, 12 Benele Makwezela, 11 Phumeza Gadu (vice-captain), 10 Zandile Nojoko, 9 Fundiswa Plaatjie, 8 Lamla Momoti (captain), 7 Vuyolwethu Vazi, 6 Rachelle Geldenhuys, 5 Andrea Mentoor, 4 Nomathamsanqa Faleni, 3 Nwabisa Ngxatu, 2 Thantaswa Macingwana, 1 Cebisa KulaSubstitutes: 16 Denita Wentzel, 17 Asithandile Ntoyanto, 18 Portia Jonga, 19 Celeste Adonis, 20 Nolusindiso Booi, 21 Shona-Leah Weston, 22 Tayla Kinsey, 23 Cindy Cant, 24 Andrea Mentoor, 25 Zandile NojokoSAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Connect with Personal Finance @MFLNPF

first_imgBy Molly Herndon Our  team’s presence on Twitter just got a bit easier to find. We’re now tweeting from @MFLNPF. Our team’s tweets, content and details about our upcoming webinars are shared from this handle, so be sure to follow us here to stay up-to-date on all the PF news.Last summer, our team and the Network Literacy Community of Practice hosted a Twitter cohort for personal finance managers. This two-week learning event was an opportunity for financial professionals to dip their toes into Twitter while working with a group to help newbies become acquainted with the social media space. Check out a recording of the first meeting below. Additional resources for learning about Twitter are available here.If you’re new to Twitter or an old pro, we’d love to connect with you and grow our network. Share you handle with us and follow us @MFLNPF!This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network blog on March 23, 2015.last_img read more

Watch: Headstrong 8-year-old supergirl pulls two motorcycles with her hair

first_imgJoudi Ismaiel Aoud, an 8-year-old Syrian girl, pulled two motorcycles with her hair.450 kilos. 150 feet. Supergirl!Her father, Adnan Ismaiel, started training her when she was 6. She performed this stunt during a sports event organised by the Damascus Al-Nidal sports club in the Syrian capital.last_img

10 months agoTottenham ready to sell Dembele to Beijing Guoan

first_imgTottenham ready to sell Dembele to Beijing Guoanby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham are ready to sell Mousa Dembele to Beijing Guoan.The Daily Mail says Dembele is discussing his departure from Tottenham after Beijing Guoan offered £11million for the 31-year-old.Mauricio Pochettino is willing to sell the Belgium international as he has plenty of cover in midfield and talks are progressing. Dembele is fit again after his ankle ligament injury and has been training but isn’t in the squad to face Chelsea.Tottenham are willing to sell owing to the emergence of Oliver Skipp and the resurgence of Moussa Sissoko. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Kenny Chesney Spreads The Love For Boston

first_imgLike so many, Kenny Chesney watched the bombings at the Boston Marathon in incredulity and horror. The idea that people who’d trained so hard, who’d improved and become better runners for the iconic race – and those who’d turned out to cheer them on – would be injured was unthinkable. Like so many, he didn’t know what to do; like so many people, he wanted to make a difference.After careful consideration, Chesney reached out to WKLB‐FM and explained his desire to help fund and support prosthetics for the people who were having or would ultimately need amputations. Saddened by the state of the world, he wanted to sow healing for the nation’s souls, as well as the broken bodies of the people affected.Beyond making a sizeable donation for seed money, Chesney decided to put his music where his heart was. He’s establishing the Spread the Love Fund to work with Boston Medical Center (BMC) to help pay for not just prosthetics, but the fitting, ongoing care and physical therapy required.All Chesney’s proceeds from the downloaded single sales of “Spread The Love,” his track co‐written and recorded with the Wailers, go to the fund, which will benefit post‐acute care for victims of traumatic injuries from the Boston Marathon bombings at BMC or other Boston hospitals. In addition, people are encouraged to donate what they can, knowing the money will help the injured regain as much mobility as possible.“It’s hard to imagine a world where taking your children to school, going to the movies or witnessing something as iconic as the Boston Marathon is a dangerous thing to do,” Chesney says. “For me, I want to help give these people as much of their lives back as possible, but I’d also like to counteract some of the negativity in the world… Remind people that there are more good people out there, and it’s up to us to ‘Spread the Love.’“Music can be healing. When you’re at your lowest, it can inspire… The way these athletes, their friends, family and the city of Boston inspire me! I want to give back to the ones who need it, but also to heal all of us a little bit. So, spread the love.”“I am honored that Mr. Chesney has selected Boston Medical Center as the home of the Spread the Love Fund,” says Kate Walsh, President and CEO of Boston Medical Center. “BMC cared for many of the patients most seriously injured in the Boston Marathon bombings, patients who have a long journey of recovery ahead. Over time, the spotlight will fade, but their needs will go on.“We thank Mr. Chesney for stepping forward to make sure these and all the Marathon patients have all the support they need over the long haul,” Walsh continues. “Thank you for embracing Boston, these patients and their families, and everyone who has gotten us through this very challenging time. Your generosity, vision and support will keep us Boston Strong.”“We are extremely grateful to Kenny Chesney for spearheading a Boston‐based fund that will meet real immediate and future needs: prosthetics and prosthetic therapy for victims. This will help make their long road to recovery a little shorter,” says Mike Brophey, WKLB/Country 102.5 Program Director. “Boston Medical Center, the patients with prosthetic needs, and the City of Boston will quickly and directly benefit from the Spread The Love Fund.”Beyond downloading Spread the Love, giving to those in need is as simple as a click. Boston Medical Center has established a dedicated link for the Spread the Love Fund, which can be accessed at www.bmc.org/kenny.“I can’t change what happened,” Chesney says. “I can’t imagine how the families, as well the city of Boston, feel – and I want to do what I can. If we can all remember that the negativity only wins if we let it, that’s a good start. That, and helping these families with this huge process of dealing with a prosthetic. Hopefully, we can all come together and make a difference.”last_img read more

PRRD could approve reentry plan for Old Fort at Sunday meeting

first_imgThe report goes onto say “A larger rockslide could reach the temporary access road but does not pose any imminent risk to any houses.”During the meeting on Sunday, the PRRD Board of Directors will decide the next steps. At this time, PRRD staff are recommending three different options with the first one allowing residents to return to their homes except for residents of 7605 Old Fort Road.If the PRRD Board approves re-entry, the PRRD has put together a re-entry plan, and all Old Fort Residents are encouraged to attend the Northern Grand Hotel immediately following the Board meeting to speak with staff to arrange these services.Below is a copy of the full report. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District will hold a meeting Sunday morning to receive the geotechnical report on the Old Fort Landslide and to determine if residents can go home.The agenda for the meeting that will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at the North Peace Cultural Centre was released on Saturday. The agenda includes a summary of the report from Westrek Geotechnical Services, a copy of the peer review completed by a second engineering firm and the Old Fort Re-Entry Plan.The summary report from Westrek says the potential for the landslide to continue to move is high “Based on present conditions, the potential for the massive rockslide to move again is high, possibly causing the earthflow and both adjacent landslides to also move.”last_img read more

Clippers win backandforth game against Louisville

The Columbus Clippers defeated the Louisville Bats, 4-3, in the second game of the four-game series Wednesday night at Huntington Park. Left fielder Jerad Head went 3-for-5, and hit the Clippers’ winning RBI. Head’s bat came on at the right time, having gone 1-for-4 in his the last game against Louisville. “That’s the type of player he is,” Manager Mike Sarbaugh said. “That’s why he has done so well here.” Alex White pitched for Columbus, going seven innings and allowing five hits, two runs, two errors. He struck out seven batter and walked none. Louisville used Dontrelle Willis, the two-time All-Star remembered for leading the Florida Marlins to the 2003 World Series title. Willis was on minor-league assignment after signing with the Cincinnati Reds before the 2011 season. The evening started out with a pitching duel for three scoreless innings. “You gotta give him credit,” Sarbaugh said. “He threw well.” Louisville was the first to erase its bagel on the board when designated hitter Yonder Alonso collided with Clippers catcher Luke Carlin at the plate after first baseman Daniel Dorn doubled, giving Louisville a 1-0 lead. Louisville extended its lead to 2-0 when third baseman Todd Frazier singled, brining in catcher Devin Mesoraco, who snuck under the tag at home. Willis laughed and joked with his teammates. He came into the game having pitched 12 scoreless innings on the year, and extended his streak to 17 before giving. In the bottom of the sixth inning, Chad Huffman, on his first pitch, blasted his first home run of the year. “It’s funny,” Sarbaugh said. “Luke Carlin said before we hit that home run, ‘Come on, we gotta give him at least one earned run for the season.’” Willis was then taken out of the game, having pitched five innings with six hits, one run, one error, two walks and four strikeouts. Columbus tied the game in the bottom of the seventh when Carlin’s center-field crack hit the yellow line on the wall. The Clippers took the lead in the bottom of the eighth when Carlin’s RBI double brought in designated hitter Luis Valbuena, making it a 3-2 Columbus lead. After pitcher Josh Judy went in for Columbus in the ninth, Dorn walked and then subbed out for infielder Michael Griffin to pinch run. Third baseman Todd Frazier singled, moving Griffin to third. Griffin then came home when second baseman Chris Valaika popped out, allowing Griffin to tag up and scoot home, tying the game, 3-3. Head’s moment came in the bottom of the ninth. With third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall on third with the bases loaded, Head crushed a ball over second base, giving Columbus the win. read more