Taxi driver charged for sexual grooming

first_imgTaxi driver Daniel James on Friday appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan to answer a charge of sexually grooming a 15-year-old female relative.The 31-year-old pleaded not guilty to the charge read to him, and wasDaniel Jamessubsequently released on $200,000 bail.The Prosecution’s contention is that, on at least two occasions between December 12, 2017 and January 18, 2018, James communicated with the teen via Whatsapp with intention to engage in sexual activity. The taxi driver allegedly knew that the child was underage, but still communicated with her.It is further alleged that on January 18, James made arrangements to have sex with the teen, but the Police intervened and arrested James after being tipped off by relatives.His case is scheduled for recall on April 16.last_img read more

Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast – the best bits: Tuesday, March 31

first_imgListen back to the highlights of Tuesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. Alan Brazil and Brian Moore were joined on today’s show by Ronnie O’Sullivan, David Seaman and Carl Froch.last_img

READ DL’S ‘ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY’ INITIATIVE A HUGE SUCCESS

first_imgHoly Trinity N.S.pupils singing the song ‘Wonder’ at the closing ceremony of the READ DL InitiativeREAD DL 2015, a countywide ‘One Book, One Community’ literacy initiative ended recently with its closing ceremony in Ballymore Church Hall, Dunfanaghy. It brought to an end five weeks of activities and events around the book ‘Wonder’ by RJ Palacio.READ DL, which lasted between January and March, is a grassroots reading movement that aims to bring Donegal communities together by giving them a shared experience! It creates springtime space for Co Donegal to read the same book at the same time.This year, children and their families in Donegal were encouraged to read and discuss the chosen book, along with taking part and supporting various activities held in schools, libraries and in the community.The ‘One Book, One Community’ initiatives are designed to bring local people together through reading and discussing the same book/author. The objective of the project is to get as many people reading a book from a particular author at the same time, therefore building a sense of community while also promoting literacy.Due to the generosity of the only local third level educational institution in the county, books were made available by Letterkenny Institute of Technology. This ensured that READ DL was able to ensure that a book made its way into the homes of all students involved. In primary schools, senior classes have taken part in the project; while in post-primary schools first year students were targeted to read the book.Participating groups and schools undertook the following activities: Reading the book in school and at home, having mystery guest readers visiting primary school classes, writing competitions based on the book, art exhibitions based on the theme of the book, posting their activities on the READ DL facebook page, inviting Frank Larkin to speak to classes of second level school on issues of ability and disability and book clubs formed for the duration of the project.Most of all they promoted reading in their communities and schools.The creative art exhibition where classes from participating schools created a mask from recycled materials was on show in the Courtyard Shopping Centre Letterkenny over the Easter Holidays. Many called in and saw the great work produced by the imagination of children and young people!Speaking at the closing ceremony, Ciara Cunnane, Donegal County Council Library Services said the whole READ DL initiative and the book chosen this year went down a treat with library users from Buncrana to Bundoran. “Up to mid march, 130 books were taken from libraries and the tweets and the blogs about the bpook were growing.”She reiterated the library services commitment to the project as it actively promoted reading among the community and encouraged families to use their local library services.Guest speaker, Frank Larkin, who was engaged with the project delivering workshops to schools on ability and perceptions of diability, said he was delighted with the positive response from schools and the high level of awareness of the rights of people of disabilities among school students.Paul Hannigan, President of LYIT, reminded the gathering of the great links this project has forged among the three levels of education in the county, primary, secondary and third level. He was delighted that the LYIT was able to assist the reading inititaive and hoped it would continue. The organising committee of READ DL is a mutiagency one. It is made up of Co-ordinators from the School Completion Programme and the Home school Community Liasion Schemes in Errigal College and Educate Together. They are joined by staff from the Donegal County Council Library Service, Health Promotion HSE, LYIT, Parent Stop, Donegal ETB, Waves of Change, Dunfanaghy, Letterkenny Town Council, as well as teachers from the schools involved alongwith individuals from the Arts in Donegal.READ DL’S ‘ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY’ INITIATIVE A HUGE SUCCESS was last modified: April 8th, 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)Tags:donegalDunfanaghyREAD DLlast_img read more

MORE THAN 200 TAKE PART IN DANNY McDAID 15K – WHERE DID YOU COME?

first_imgMore than 200 runners took part in the annual Danny McDaid 15K in Letterkenny today.Danny McDaidChris McGuinness from Foyle Valley AC was the winner in an excellent time of 51.42 followed by Adam Speer of Finn Valley AC in 53.28.Natasha Adams of Letterkenny AC was the first female athlete and third overall in a super time of 53.33. The following is a list of runners and their times.1 80 Chris Mc Guinness m SM Foyle Valley AC 0:51:422 256 Adam Speer m SM Finn Valley A.C. 0:53:283 415 Natasha Adams w SW Letterkenny A.C. 0:53:334 201 Ciaran McGonagle m SM Rosses AC 0:53:435 58 Gavin Crawford m SM 24/7 Triathlon 0:53:526 95 Paul Mc Glinchey m SM Letterkenny A.C. 0:53:577 109 Paul Ward m M45 Tir Chonaill AC 0:53:588 434 Danny Mooney m SM Letterkenny A.C. 0:54:499 1 Michael Black m SM Finn Valley A.C. 0:55:3910 255 Kevin McGee m M40 Rosses AC 0:55:5411 38 Shane Mc Nulty m SM Finn Valley A.C. 0:56:2312 151 Kieran Crawford m SM Letterkenny A.C. 0:56:4613 20 Darren Price m SM Letterkenny A.C. 0:56:5214 110 Paul Doherty m SM 24/7 Triathlon 0:57:0915 113 Kevin Wallace m SM 0:57:2016 237 Simon Ward m SM 0:57:3117 166 Michael Logue m M40 Rosses AC 0:57:4018 30 Bill Duncan m M45 Lifford A.C. 0:57:5219 200 Clint Doherty m SM Finn Valley A.C. 0:57:5420 145 Ciaran Toner m SM 0:58:0321 227 Paul Cullen m SM 24/7 Triathlon 0:58:2922 55 Gerard Bogle m M50 Finn Valley AC 0:58:4123 100 Dara Mc Nulty m M40 0:58:4524 136 Paul Russell m SM 0:58:5125 202 Martin Devenney m SM 24/7 Triathlon 0:59:3926 48 Shaun Boyce m SM 0:59:4227 167 Sean McLaughlin m SM 1:00:3428 56 Brian Rodgers m M40 Dunshaughlin AC 1:00:4929 130 Paul Dillon m SM Newtowncunningham 1:01:1430 67 Marcus McClintock m M40 Letterkenny A.C. 1:01:5131 210 Martin Dunleavy m M45 Foyle Valley 1:01:5532 250 John Daly m M40 24/7 Triathlon 1:03:1133 65 Brendan Boyle m M50 Killybegs 1:03:2334 254 Johnny Lane m SM Craughwell AC 1:03:4435 156 Joe Gallagher m M40 Milford A.C. 1:04:0036 213 Fergus Callaghan m SM Milford A.C. 1:04:1537 49 Darren Wallace m SM 1:04:1538 163 Willie MacGiolla Bhride m SM 1:04:4139 2 Garvin Boyce m M40 Finn Valley A.C. 1:04:4740 221 Seamus Mc Callion m M50 Foyle Valley 1:04:5041 32 Michael Duncan m M50 Lifford A.C. 1:04:5642 114 John McClafferty m SM 1:05:0043 63 Noel McGarvey m M40 1:05:0844 165 Barry Coyle m SM 1:05:1645 133 Paul Cosgrove m M45 Letterkenny A.C. 1:05:2146 40 Gemma Mc Ginty w SW Foyle Valley 1:05:2247 41 Frankie Bradley m SM Foyle Valley AC 1:05:2348 224 Aron Cole m M40 Foyle Valley 1:05:2349 101 Mark Mc Fadden m M40 1:05:2450 226 John McFadden m SM 1:06:1351 423 Sheila Regan w W40 Letterkenny A.C. 1:06:1652 241 Pauric Kelly m M40 Letterkenny A.C. 1:06:3853 242 Margaret Kelly w W40 Letterkenny A.C. 1:06:3854 29 Brendan Meenan m M45 1:06:5155 86 John Paul Wilson m SM Rosses AC 1:07:0956 206 Patrick Trimble m M40 1:07:2157 115 Marie Boyle w SW Letterkenny A.C. 1:07:2758 16 Barry Mackey m M50 Letterkenny A.C. 1:07:3159 3 Gerard Campbell m M50 Lifford A.C. 1:07:3460 248 Eoghan O’Colla m SM Rosses AC 1:07:3661 161 Denis Boner m M40 Rosses AC 1:07:3762 139 Gabriel O’leary m SM Finn Valley AC 1:08:0763 251 Donal Mulholland m M40 1:08:2064 135 Philip Browne m M40 1:08:2165 160 John McCarron m M45 24/7 Triathlon 1:08:4066 217 James Whoriskey m SM Milford A.C. 1:08:5567 128 Damian Murphy m SM Raphoe Road runners 1:09:0068 59 Damian Patton m SM 1:09:0869 140 Sabrina Mackey w W40 1:09:0970 88 Tony Grant m M50 Foyle Valley 1:09:2571 142 Catherine Dooher w SW Finn Valley AC 1:09:2572 93 Ton Bangert m M60 Lifford A.C. 1:09:3073 236 Sinead Peoples w SW Letterkenny A.C. 1:09:3374 11 Daniel Hewett m SM Milford A.C. 1:09:4575 61 Trisha Nulty w W45 Milford A.C. 1:09:4676 150 Pat Doherty m SM 1:10:0077 15 Andy Leighton m M45 Convoy A.C. 1:10:0378 112 Martin McCready m M45 Mallusk Harriers 1:10:0379 33 Paula McNamee m M50 Lifford A.C. 1:10:0780 91 Michael Rodger m M50 Rosses AC 1:10:0981 144 Gary Neely m M40 Swanlings 1:10:2282 85 Owen Coyle m M50 Rosses AC 1:10:2483 220 Liam Tinny m SM 24/7 Triathlon 1:10:3384 64 Clara Quigley w SW 24/7 Triathlon 1:10:4085 120 Mark Lafferty m SM 1:10:4686 228 Paddy Hannoigan m M50 1:10:4987 215 John Hughes m M50 Letterkenny A.C. 1:11:0588 90 Michael McClelland m M40 1:11:0989 69 Seamus Ferry m M40 Rosses AC 1:11:2390 121 Niall Griffin m M45 Rosses AC 1:11:2591 212 Benny Barber m M50 1:11:2592 26 Pauric Keenaghan m M40 Tir Conaill 1:11:2693 8 Kevin Greenan m M50 Letterkenny A.C. 1:11:3294 21 Josephine Donaghey w SW Convoy A.C. 1:11:3395 219 Kenneth Moore m M45 Milford A.C. 1:11:3696 102 Edward Wilson m SM 1:11:4297 257 Colin O’Donnell m M40 Letterkenny A.C. 1:11:4398 53 Paul Sweeney m M40 Letterkenny A.C. 1:11:4399 155 Paddy Mc Cambridge m M50 North Belfast Harriers 1:11:48100 107 Ben Holmes m SM Inishowen AC 1:11:59101 214 Hugh Gallagher m M60 Letterkenny A.C. 1:12:07102 45 Claire Flood w W45 Tir Chonaill AC 1:12:39103 223 P. J. Lyons m M40 1:12:45104 238 Martin O’Donnell m M45 1:12:49105 39 Liam Mc Ginty m M45 Finn Valley A.C. 1:12:50106 75 Mary Hippsley w W45 Finn Valley AC 1:12:50107 76 Sean O’ Leary m M50 Finn Valley AC 1:12:52108 74 Martin Anderson m M45 Finn Valley AC 1:12:52109 87 Veronica Caampbell w W45 Foyle Valley 1:12:58110 84 Mark McGinley m M40 Foyle Valley 1:13:01111 164 Brendan Goyvaerts m SM Run LK 1:13:12112 207 Chris Nee m M40 1:13:15113 24 Caroline Spratt w W45 Tir Conaill 1:13:47114 137 Alaistair Hetherington m M40 Speer Performance 1:13:55115 258 Stephen Cunningham m SM 1:13:56116 152 Ita Mc Cambridge w W50 North Belfast Harriers 1:13:58117 153 Conal Mc Cambridge m SM North Belfast Harriers 1:13:58118 244 Damien Daly m SM 1:14:00119 229 Ita McGettigan w W45 Milford A.C. 1:14:07120 148 John Mc Elwaine m SM Lifford AC 1:14:21121 82 Rooney Lindsay m SM 1:14:25122 243 Damian McGoohan m SM 24/7 Triathlon 1:14:26123 54 Barrie Cox m SM 1:14:26124 46 Eilis Mc Clafferty w SW Letterkenny A.C. 1:14:29125 141 Gerard Mc Condall m SM Swanlings 1:14:33126 234 Des Goyvaerts m SM Convoy A.C. 1:14:39127 77 Paddy Gildea m SM Convoy AC 1:14:39128 259 Patrick O’Neill m M40 Star Running Club Derry 1:14:47129 235 Ciaran Liddy m SM Letterkenny A.C. 1:15:02130 119 Pauric McNern m SM Bruckless Road Runners 1:15:07131 246 Pauric Mitchell m M50 24/7 Triathlon 1:15:10132 260 Naoishe Enright m M40 Letterkenny A.C. 1:15:11133 162 Phil Boyle m M45 Letterkenny A.C. 1:15:14134 35 Padraig Mac Phadain m SM 1:15:20135 146 Ian Alexander m M45 1:15:44136 216 Paula Donaghey w SW Convoy A.C. 1:15:45137 253 Philip Nicholson m SM 1:15:57138 116 Chris Ashmore m M50 Run for Fun 1:15:58139 51 Louise Mc Keague w SW 1:16:14140 52 Matt Horner m SM 1:16:15141 247 Packie Boner m M45 1:16:28142 209 Evelyn Boyle m M50 1:16:33143 208 Jack Brennan m SM 24/7 Triathlon 1:16:48144 68 Caroline McNulty w SW Finn Valley A.C. 1:16:50145 143 Hugh Doyle m SM Creeslough Runners 1:16:53146 70 Barry Coleman m SM Swanlings 1:16:54147 222 Lester Dobson m M45 Letterkenny A.C. 1:16:58148 5 Gloria Donaghey w W55 Finn Valley A.C. 1:17:09149 232 Eoghan Gleeson m SM Run for Fun 1:17:28150 252 Stephen McCrory m M40 Lone Wolfe 1:17:30151 134 Joanne Campbell w W45 Finn Valley AC 1:17:34152 79 Carol Mc Guinness w W40 Bolt 1:17:37153 203 Loretta Cullen w W45 Tir Conaill 1:18:23154 47 Thomas Cullen m SM 1:18:24155 73 Anne Mc Gettigan w W45 1:18:29156 23 Martina Coughlin w W40 Tir Conaill 1:18:29157 72 Caroline Mc Guire w W45 Finn Valley AC 1:18:33158 211 Rory Murray m SM KILLYBEGS 1:18:48159 7 Paddy Joe Gallagher m SM 1:18:52160 108 Eileen Ward w W40 Tir Chonaill AC 1:19:16161 83 Andy Griffin m M50 Bolt 1:19:26162 62 Brian Doherty m M40 Swanlings 1:19:26163 249 Michaela Gillespie w W45 Letterkenny A.C. 1:19:35164 117 Jane Murphy w W45 Trim Ac 1:19:37165 27 Bernadette McNeely w W55 Tir Conaill 1:19:43166 34 Eamonn Diver m M45 1:19:48167 105 Bridgeen Doherty w W40 Run For Fun 1:19:56168 233 Siobhan Barrett-Doherty w W40 Milford A.C. 1:20:01169 92 John Cover m M45 1:20:03170 97 Seamus Nallen m SM 1:20:07171 96 Orla Nallen w W40 1:20:08172 230 Bernie Gallagher w SW Milford A.C. 1:20:19173 126 James Gibbons m M50 Milford A.C. 1:20:21174 98 Teresa Winston w SW Milford 1:20:21175 94 Marjan Bangert w W55 Lifford Fit for Life 1:20:23176 36 Philip Connolly m M60 Letterkenny A.C. 1:20:24177 127 Noel Boyd m M40 Rosses AC 1:20:32178 239 Hugo Blake m M50 1:20:37179 430 Yvonne O’Donnell w W40 1:20:55180 99 Fiona Grier w SW Milford 1:20:56181 122 Kathleen Griffin w W40 Rosses AC 1:21:07182 124 Aoife McGill w SW 1:21:25183 125 Mark Hunter m SM 1:21:25184 71 Shaun O’donnell m M50 Swanlings 1:21:28185 78 Kieran Kelly m M45 Finn Valley AC 1:21:34186 118 Lisa McCrudden w SW Bruckless Road Runners 1:21:47187 231 Kieran Murray m SM Milford A.C. 1:21:54188 138 Aine Whoriskey w SW Milford 1:21:54189 66 Daniel McDaid m M40 Rise Running Club 1:21:57190 37 Noreen Lynch w SW Run for Fun 1:23:24191 240 Kevin Blake m M45 1:23:26192 225 Sarah Doherty w SW Convoy A.C. 1:24:41193 13 Paula Jansen w SW Finn Valley A.C. 1:25:10194 147 Wendy Goudie w SW Swanlings 1:25:25195 22 Mary Doherty w SW Convoy A.C. 1:25:52196 18 Stella Mc Cole w SW 1:27:08197 25 Eiane Parke w SW Convoy A.C. 1:27:22198 104 Mary Hegarty-Brogan w W40 Run For Fun 1:27:41199 103 Fidelma Mullaney w SW Run For Fun 1:27:49200 158 Emer Alexander w SW Castlefin running 1:27:58201 245 Noreen Wheelan w SW KCR 1:27:58202 131 Goretti Sheridan w W40 Run For Fun 1:28:10203 44 Annette Sheehy w W40 Milford A.C. 1:28:26204 106 Dessie Kearney m SM Inishowen AC 1:28:49205 204 Wendy Scanlon w SW 1:29:30206 205 Laura Crane w SW KCR 1:30:18207 132 Rosemary Parkinson w W45 Convoy AC 1:30:28208 123 Billy Broderick m M50 Killybegs Swanlings 1:30:35209 14 Nicola Kee w SW KCR 1:30:39210 60 Eileen Toye w SW 1:31:07211 111 Catherine McNulty w SW 1:31:07212 31 Mary Harper w W45 Convoy A.C. 1:31:11213 10 Tanya Hall w SW Convoy A.C. 1:31:11214 149 Cathy Hannigan w W45 1:31:44215 129 Brid McCaffrey w W45 Convoy A.C. 1:32:17216 50 Sophie Gallagher w W45 1:32:27217 89 Tamara Harvey w SW 1:35:15218 218 Hugh Shields m M45 United Health 1:37:19219 159 Aine Doherty w SW 1:42:54220 157 Teresa Browne w SW 1:43:10MORE THAN 200 TAKE PART IN DANNY McDAID 15K – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: August 2nd, 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) Tags:danny mcdaid 15kdonegallast_img read more

Donegal companies shine at Ireland’s biggest Annual Trade Travel Event

first_imgBusiness from Donegal were amongst more than 360 Irish businesses from across the country who flocked to the CityWest conference centre in Dublin to sell the best of Donegal to top tourism buyers from every corner of the globe. The Donegal businesses which showcased at the event included the Shandon Hotel and Spa, Harvey’s Point Resort, Donegal Tourism, Jackson’s Hotel, Villa Rose Hotel, Lough Eske Castle, Triona, Donegal Tweed Centre, Abbey Central & Nesbitt Arms Hotels, Creevy Cottages, Lifford Old Courthouse,Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Ireland By Bike, Donegal Town Enterprise Scheme, Sliabh Liag Tours, Mount Errigal Hotel, Downings Coastguard Cottages, Fanad Lighthouse, Great Northern Hotel and Slieve League Cultural Centre,Each of the buyers represent tens of thousands of possible customers and the opportunity to influence their travel itineraries for 2019 is invaluable. Fáilte Ireland, the national tourism development authority, emphasised that, although tourism is doing well, nothing can ever be taken for granted and events like this are crucial to sustaining the activity which has underpinned recent tourism growth.Held annually each spring and organised by Fáilte Ireland, in association with Tourism Ireland, Meitheal workshops provide a platform for Irish tourism operators to win new contracts and customers for next season and beyond.The overseas buyers were also brought on several fact-finding tours across the country by Fáilte Ireland to give them a first-hand experience of what their clients can expect to see and do while in Ireland. During their visit to the Wild Atlantic Way the group visited the many iconic attractions in the Donegal area.Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin, T.D. revealed that last year alone Ireland welcomed an estimated 9 million tourists to regions across the country. He said “For a small island, we have a huge amount to offer thanks to our world-class scenery, hospitality, activities, attractions, culture, heritage and food – the list is endless. The richness of our offer is testament to what a strong, collaborative and innovative industry we have.“I was delighted to welcome the overseas delegates to this year’s Meitheal together with the Irish tourism trade, and I’m confident that over the week, they got to see first-hand what it is that sets Ireland apart as an outstanding visitor destination.”Pictured attending Meitheal were representatives from the many Donegal tourism industry with Treacy Coughlan, Fáilte Ireland. Photo: Chris Bellew/Fennell PhotographyPaul Mockler, Fáilte Ireland’s Head of Commercial Development, emphasised that Ireland is very much noted for being the land of a thousand welcomes but tourism for us is not just about the big welcome – it is one of the country’s leading industries and a key economic driver.“Tourism generates economic activity in communities such as Donegal, and across the length and breadth of the country and, in many regions, it is the foremost industry.”“Fáilte Ireland knows that, as an industry, we must not rest on our laurels and take this success for granted. That’s why, through initiatives like Meitheal, we always strive to work with tourism partners in Donegal to find ways to constantly develop our offer as we attract visitors from all walks of life and all corners of the globe.”Donegal companies shine at Ireland’s biggest Annual Trade Travel Event was last modified: April 20th, 2018 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) Tags:donegalMeithealtourismlast_img read more

Tennis camps serving up a summer of fun across Donegal

first_imgParks Tennis, one of Ireland’s largest and most popular tennis programmes, is returning to five venues across Donegal this summer.Children love these low-cost active camps which cater to girls and boys between 5 and 17 years during the month of July. Participants will enjoy learning new skills and making friends in a fun environment. Bookings will take place this Saturday, 22nd June (details below).Coaching is provided over 4 weeks from 1st to 26th July, so it is fantastic value as all equipment is provided. Donegal Parks Tennis Camps will take place at: Rathmullan Tennis ClubRamelton Tennis ClubBuncrana Tennis ClubCuldaff Tennis ClubLetterkenny Tennis ClubFee: Any two weeks for €30 per child or family rate €80Registration: Secure your child’s place at the above venues on Sat 22nd June 12 noon – 1.30pmEnquiries: Mary 087 9773957 or marytbarry@gmail.com Parks Tennis welcomes all children irrespective of previous tennis experience and prides itself on a child-centered approach with a focus on enjoyment and participation.The emphasis throughout all programmes is on:structured tennis sessions combined with fun and gamesteaching new tennis skillsmaking friends in a relaxed and friendly atmosphereproviding a thoroughly enjoyable overall experienceintroducing a sport for lifeParks Tennis invites your children to enjoy what may well be a new sporting experience at a very affordable cost.Contact   Mary 087 9773957 or marytbarry@gmail.com for further information.Tennis camps serving up a summer of fun across Donegal was last modified: June 18th, 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) Tags:activeParks TennisSportSummer Campslast_img read more

All I Want for Christmas… ideas for everyone at Irwin Expert Electrical

first_imgIt’s last-minute shopping time, but there’s no need to panic when there are gift ideas to suit everyone at Irwin Expert Electrical Letterkenny and Buncrana.It’s time to wrap up our All I Want for Christmas video series with a look at super presents for everyone on your list.Whatever your budget, there are great gifts at the Irwin Expert showrooms at unbeatable prices. The stores are both open this Saturday and will be open from 1pm-5pm this Sunday 22nd December. They are also open this Monday and until 1pm on Christmas Eve.And if you really can’t decide, why not let your loved one choose their own gift with an Irwin Expert Gift Voucher – available in store and accepted in both Letterkenny and Buncrana. One for All vouchers and ShopLK gift cards are also accepted.Check out the top Irwin gift ideas this Christmas:Dyson Airwrap CompleteApple iPad Apple iWatchJBL Bluetooth SpeakersSonos SpeakersKenwood KMIX MixersKenwood ChefNinja Foodi Multi Pressure Cooker and Air FryerNinja Air FryerShark Duo Clean Cordless VacTassimo Coffee MachineNespressoLG TVsPanasonic TVsIrwin Expert Electrical Gift VouchersWe have Gift Vouchers now available at our#Letterkenny & #Buncrana Showrooms – Someone special in your world deserves one.Google Nest MiniGoogle HomeFitbit WatchesGarmin WatchesIrwin Expert Electrical’s Christmas Gift Experts will be delighted to help you choose the perfect Gift. They also accept SHOP LK vouchers.They are so thankful to their customers for shopping local and choosing Irwin Expert Electrical as their preferred Home Appliance, TV, Computer Centre & Household Electrical Retail Store for in the North West.Irwin Expert Electrical Letterkenny Showroom – Port Road, Letterkenny (Behind Browne Printers – Opposite Letterkenny Institute of Technology.Irwin Expert Electrical Buncrana Showroom – Maginn Avenue, Buncrana.Follow Us on Facebook : www.facebook.com/irwinexpertAll I Want for Christmas… ideas for everyone at Irwin Expert Electrical was last modified: December 20th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:all i want for christmasbuncranaGiftsIrwin Expert Electricalletterkennyvideolast_img read more

Transfer story of the day: Tom Huddlestone to Fulham

first_imgFulham boss Martin Jol is interested in signing Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone, the Daily Mail claim.The injury-troubled 25-year-old, who made only two Premier League appearances last season, played under Jol at Spurs.[poll id=”19″]See also: Fulham boss keen to sign Tottenham midfielder – reportFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Genome Complexity No Measure of Evolution

first_imgDo genes show an increasing pattern of complexity from lower to higher organisms?  Not necessarily, reported Elizabeth Pennisi in Science Now.  Cnidarians, including sea anemones and corals, for example, show almost as much complexity in their genomes as humans, whereas fruit flies and worms, seemingly more complex than cnidarians (06/25/2005, 2nd par.) appear to have lost some of the complex gene families found in corals.  A molecular biology team in Norway found that cnidarians have a more complex genome than previously thought.…cnidarians such as coral and sea anemones have similar genetic underpinnings to vertebrates, be they fish or people.  Cnidarians share extended gene families with vertebrates that fruit flies and nematodes lack, suggesting that insects and worms lost many members of those families.  Indeed, the data hint that cnidarians have more genes than either fruit flies or nematodes.Pennisi ends with a quote by John Finnerty, an evolutionary biologist at Boston University.  “There is no simple relationship between the numbers of genes an animal possess and its complexity at the morphological level,” he said.OK, then, Darwinism has been falsified.  Again.  (See 11/25/2004, 12/30/2004).  The complexity was there near the beginning and has not increased over hundreds of millions of years.  There is no linear progression from simple to complex.  This is not what evolutionary theory predicted.  It chops down the evolutionary “tree of life.”  Good; now we can build an intelligently-designed log cabin with it and come in out of the cold.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Darwinizing Sex Causes Pain

first_imgSex brings pleasure to many, but pain to Darwinists.  Why?  Because they can’t figure it out.  Nick Lane is a case in point.  In New Scientist, he wrote,Sex is the ultimate absurdity.  Forget the hormonal rushes, the sweat and the contorted posturing.  Forget about the heartache, the flowers, the bad poems and the costly divorce, just think about the biology.  It’s nuts.  Cloning makes far more sense.From there, he spent three pages giving various evolutionary views on the origin of sex.  In the 20th century, sex was the “queen of evolutionary problems.”  What’s it good for?  How did it originate?  None of the standard hypotheses (increasing genetic diversity, providing protection against parasites, it came from mitochondria, it helps spread beneficial mutations) have stood up to scrutiny.  Any benefits seem too costly.    “Has the mystery of sex been explained at last?” his title teased.  The end of the article should have the answer.  Lane seemed to vote for the view of Otto and Barton.  Their hypothesis requires three parameters: variability in the population, high mutation rates, and strong selection pressures.  How confident is this solution?  It’s hard to see which claims have been verified by empirical evidence:“Sex improves the efficiency of selection, allowing good genes to recombine away from the junk residing in their genetic backgrounds,” says Otto.  “As the good genes spread, they then carry along the sex genes, beating out the genes for cloning, and often overcoming the costs of sex.”    Exactly how often these circumstances apply is uncertain.  “It’s still not clear that selective interference gives a strong enough individual advantage to maintain high rates of sex and recombination,” says Barton.  “There needs to be a lot of selection, which is plausible but not definitely established as yet.”Lane took their ball and ran with it.  He thinks the combination of variability, high mutation rates and strong selection is “killer for clones” who are more susceptible to mutations.  “Heavy selection puts a premium on the genes that work, and means beneficial mutations are more likely to be selected at the expense of diversity,” he said.  “And diverse populations have the most to lose whenever there’s a selective sweep for a particular gene in this way.”  Lane did not appeal to any empirical evidence for this, nor did he explain why asexual microbes seem to have been doing pretty well diversity-wise and survival-wise for the history of the planet.    Somehow, according to Lane, the first eukaryotes went through a period when “As a result of the early gene bombardment from mitochondria, the mutation rate surely shot through the roof” and parasitic introns were invading the genome, leading to high variability.  These statements, though, rely on other evolutionary hypotheses about the origins of mitochondria and introns.  And again, they fail to explain why prokaryotes never faced the triple whammy that he claims caused the eukaryotes to invent sex.  No matter; he moved on to the next queen of evolutionary problems.  For this, he earns Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week (as if the opening quote was not enough).  “Sex was the only answer.  Total sex.  Recombination of genes across all chromosomes.  The big question now is not so much why sex evolved – but how.”    In a Texas A&M University press release echoed on PhysOrg, Adam Jones gave a confident statement that Darwin explained mate choice via sexual selection.  He said, “we know sexual selection occurs and is very important but there are still many unanswered questions about precisely why and how it works, especially in humans.”  One of those questions may be why homely and fat people continue to get married.  Another may be why some bird species like peacocks show extreme sexual dimorphism, but in others, the males and females look alike.  And can any theory be said to be correct if the questions of how and why remain unanswered?How many times have we seen Darwinists do this?  Necessity is the mother of invention, so even though they are clueless about how, and have no evidence, they make up a story to have the solution arise miraculously.  They have unfeigned faith that Evolution (capitalized, because She is a Good Fairy in their theology) finds a way to cobble together an invention to meet the necessity.  Be a good coach.  Call foul when you see Illegal Procedure.(Visited 50 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more