Trentagh school gets funding to upgrade heating system

first_imgMinister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh has announced funding has been approved for St Joseph’s NS, Trentagh, Letterkenny for works on the school’s heating system.“I am delighted to be able to share some good news back home of investment in St Joseph’s NS,” Minister McHugh said.“The funding approval will ensure St Joseph’s can carry out work to replace the boiler and upgrade the flue in the heating system in the school.” The Building Unit in the Department of Education and Skills approved funding under the Emergency Works scheme.Minister McHugh shared the good news with the school while on a fact-finding mission to the UAE.“I’ve been talking to principal Grainne Duggan and it’s great to be able to share news like this,” the Minister said.“I hope the work will be carried out in the coming weeks and the school can look forward to the improvements being ready for the coming school year.” Trentagh school gets funding to upgrade heating system was last modified: June 12th, 2019 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:donegalfundingheating systemSCHOOLST JOSEPHSTrentaghlast_img read more

Lazarus, Come Forth: Living Fossils Rise from the Dead

first_imgAn animal goes extinct.  Millions of years pass.  The animal is found living in some remote jungle.  Scientists call this the “Lazarus effect,” after the man Jesus raised from the dead (see John 11).  Others call these finds “living fossils,” long thought to be extinct but now thriving in isolated ecological niches.  There are many such organisms – plant and animal.  Two showed up in recent news.    In Science,1 Mary Dawson et al. talked about the new species of rodent found in Borneo (see 12/06/2005).  They identified it as a member of a long-lost group called Diatonyids, thought to have gone extinct 11 million years ago.  Live Science writer Bjorn Carey quoted study co-author Mary Dawson calling this the “coelacanth of rodents” after the well-known living fossil fish (emphasis added in all quotes).  Most other mammals exhibiting the “Lazarus effect” spanned time gaps of 10,000 to just over a million years, she said.  MSNBC, and National Geographic and CNN all noticed the story.  Nobody questioned the 11 million year time gap.    Another living fossil made the news, this time a beak-headed reptile named the tuatara, once thought to be extinct since the age of dinosaurs.  Bjorn Carey also wrote for Live Science a report on findings that this lizard-like animal from New Zealand already had advanced walking skills.  “Tuataras have been around for 225 million years [sic] and haven’t changed much, the fossil record shows.”  That stunner was followed by another: “Since they can walk and run, both energy-saving mechanisms probably appeared when the first vertebrates moved onto land [sic], said study coauthor Steve Riley of Ohio University.”  The press release from Ohio State claims these lizards cannot survive in temperatures above 77 degrees Fahrenheit.  For more on the tuatara, see the 03/31/2002 and 10/02/2003 entries.1Mary R. Dawson et al., “Laonastes and the ‘Lazarus Effect’ in Recent Mammals,” Science, 10 March 2006: Vol. 311. no. 5766, pp. 1456 – 1458, DOI: 10.1126/science.1124187.The first vertebrates to walk and run on land; how do they know this?  Why couldn’t the first vertebrates to walk and run have had two feet?  How do they know that other species that came before this one didn’t vanish?  If these animals can not survive in temperatures above 25 degrees Celsius, how have they survived at all?  In all those 225 million years have there been no droughts and hot spells?  Why have all the other animals, like dinosaurs, died out but this one has flourished?  And where do they get the 225 million years from?  Purely from evolutionary assumptions.    Evolutionary reasoning goes like this: evolution is a fact, therefore, evolution is a fact.  Because evolution is a fact, all anomalies must be forced into the theory before the gun-toting fundamentalists storm the science lab, otherwise students will be unable to compete in the global economy and the glorious reputation of Charlie (blessed be the name) as the greatest scientist in history will be besmirched (and our funding will be cut).  It is vital to save the appearances, therefore, at all costs.  Here are two more good examples: a rodent virtually unchanged for 11 million years, and a lizard for 225 million, yet both are doing just fine today.  Clearly these animals never went extinct.  In whatever gap existed between the last fossil and the first live sighting, there has been a continuous population of these animals living and reproducing.  Stretching this gap into many millions of years without fossils rapidly becomes incredible.  Imagine, for instance, if only 100 of these rodents lived at a time (very conservative estimate, considering their much broader extent in the past), and each individual lived about 20 years (a very generous estimate).  There would be 500 deaths per century, therefore, and since there are 110,000 centuries in 11 million years, are we to believe that 55,000,000 of these rodents died without a trace?  It becomes even more unimaginable to think that over a billion tuataras died without leaving a fossil, only to show up on some New Zealand islands as if nothing happened.  These problems vanish if the time gaps are reduced to thousands, not millions.    The raising of Lazarus was a bona fide miracle.  There was a living man, known to have died, who could be seen and touched and conversed with.  The skeptics could not deny it.  Evolutionists, by contrast, are conjuring up images of resurrection from a dead theory.  Both miracles require faith, but the first has one advantage: an adequate cause.  Jesus knew how to apply miracle-working power with intelligent design.  Just as the skeptics in Jerusalem could not deny the raising of Lazarus, so tried to have him killed again, today’s dogmatic Darwinists are attempting to put intelligent design and creation to death, while validating their claims to be the messiahs of science with nothing more than mental magic tricks.(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Just 2 games in, Cruz proving to be a perfect fit for TNT

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIt’s only been two games, but Jericho Cruz looks like he has found a new home in TNT.After having a solid debut for the KaTropa last Wednesday, the 27-year-old was at it again, this time punishing the Phoenix defense on his way to 17 points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in a 118-97 victory for the last quarterfinals slot.ADVERTISEMENT “We’re just having fun,” he shared. “We help each other up, we’re pushing each other. Especially kuya Jayson who is vocal to us. All I want is to help the team because I’m really happy to be here right now.”Cruz also acknowledged that it’s not just all fun and games especially with a quarterfinal duel against San Miguel set on Tuesday.“As we all know, San Miguel is the number one team right now, especially if it’s in the all-Filipino because nobody can guard June Mar (Fajardo),” he said. “But for us, we’ll just gonna help each other out. We’re just excited to play, try to put up a show, and help the team win.”ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Castro, TNT unfazed ahead of quarters duel vs top seed SMB It was a perfect encore just days after he posted 17 points, four assists, three rebounds, and two steals in a 101-75 blowout of NLEX.And Cruz only has one man to thank for his early success.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I just want to thank coach Nash for giving me all the trust. That’s big for me because without him, I wouldn’t be in this position right now,” he said.Cruz has put his past behind him as he moved forward from the mid-conference trade that saw him go from Rain or Shine to TNT. And in his two-week stay, the former Adamson guard has made strides joining his new backcourt partners like Jayson Castro, Roger Pogoy, and RR Garcia. Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexicocenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosalast_img read more

Apeejay Shipping Bolsters Fleet

first_imgzoom Apeejay Shipping Limited, an Apeejay Surrendra Group company, has acquired a 76,602 dwt gearless Panamax, which has been renamed APJ Kabir Anand.The latest purchase is the third gearless Panamax vessel to be added to the company’s fleet since September 2017.“This is a good time to own quality assets,” Karan Paul, Chairman of Apeejay Shipping, said.As explained, the freight market is forecast to be favorable for the industry in the coming years, due to a general increase in demand as a result of growth in the world economy and a drop in the supply.According to Paul, 2018 and 2019 are expected to be strong years for dry-bulk shipping.“We are well poised to take immediate advantage of the positive trend in the dry-bulk market with a judicious addition to the fleet with second-hand tonnage at good prices. We are keeping our focus on expansion and growth and are on the lookout to purchase right vessels at the right time,” he added.The Panamax increases the company’s fleet capacity to 9 ships.last_img read more

Ohio State mens soccer to host NCAA tournament clash with Akron

Senior midfielder Yianni Sarris (left) fights for a header during a game against Akron on Sept. 24 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost, 3-1.Credit: Ben Jackson / For The LanternAppearing in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010, the Ohio State men’s soccer team knows that one slip up could mark the end of the road.However, the team has embraced that mindset, junior midfielder Zach Mason said.“It feels a little bit different, because you know these games are the most important, this is what you play the whole regular season for, train in the preseason for,” the co-captain said. “They’re huge. So, you get up a little bit more for these.”OSU (9-7-4) is set for a rematch with Akron for its first-round matchup. Akron defeated OSU back on Sept. 24, 3-1.OSU coach John Bluem said despite the result from the first meeting, the Zips will be seeing a different OSU team Thursday.“I think we’re playing better as a team now than we were at that point in time,” Bluem said. “I think we’re defending better than we did at that point in time, so those are things that should help us help us a little bit in this game.”Senior midfielder Yianni Sarris said he agreed with his coach’s thoughts.“We dropped the first one, which was unfortunate on our part, but we grew as a team, and we’re definitely a stronger and better team now,” Sarris said.Sarris said every player has developed and gotten better “in their own way” as the season progressed.Bluem said that Akron (13-6-1) does possess one advantage that the Buckeyes cannot account for: experience.“(Experience is) certainly something that works to their favor,” Bluem said. “They have a lot of guys that have NCAA Tournament experience, and we have nobody.”The Zips are appearing in the tournament for the 10th consecutive season. That includes a 2010 season that saw Akron hoist the national championship trophy for the first time in school history after defeating Louisville in the title game.On the other side, only one player on OSU’s roster has ever appeared in an NCAA Tournament game: senior midfielder Yianni Sarris, in his lone season at Florida Gulf Coast as a freshman.However, Sarris said his experience from three years ago is incomparable to how he feels about OSU going dancing this season, because of the connection he feels with his current teammates.“It’s very nice to be back,” Sarris said. “I really wanted to do it with this squad. I mean, this squad is my family, this is my brotherhood.”The Zips — the Mid-American Conference champions — boast a strong attack that is led by sophomore midfielder Adam Najem, who is tied for fourth in the nation with 13 goals this season.One of those came in Akron’s regular season victory in Columbus, a header in the 76th minute that found the back of the net for the third and final Zips goal that evening.Bluem said OSU is in good shape for the rematch, simply because Akron has already defeated the Buckeyes this year.“I would say the biggest advantage is that they beat us the first time,” the 2014 Big Ten Coach of the Year said. “It’s difficult to beat a team twice in one season. Our guys are going to be excited to play the game, not only because it’s an NCAA Tournament game, but because it’s a chance to get back at a team that beat you.”Another factor the players and coaches are thinking about in advance of the game is the weather forecast for Thursday evening.According to the Weather Channel, the forecast for the start of the game at 5 p.m. is about 25 degrees, with winds blowing between 10 and 15 mph.Mason said tackling the cold weather head-on is something that the team will need to carefully plan out.“In these conditions, it’s a mental game,” Mason said. “You have to understand that it’s going to be cold, and just get over it, really.”OSU and Akron met in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2008, with Akron winning, 1-0, in double overtime. That was the only postseason matchup between the schools, though they have met 38 times overall, with Akron dominating the all-time series, 28-6-3.The winner of the game will advance to South Bend, Ind., to take on the defending champions and No. 1 seed in the tournament, Notre Dame, on Sunday.OSU’s first-round matchup against Akron is scheduled to kick off at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at 5 p.m. read more

New Chelsea boss hails Chelsea new signing Jorginho as a wonderful

first_imgNew Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri had worked with Jorginho at his former club Napoli and they are both now in Chelsea.After the Blues’ penalty shootout win against Inter Milan in the International Champions Cup in Nice on Saturday, Sarri has showered praises on Jorginho describing him as a “wonderful player”.Having played an impressive 90 minutes game which finished 1-1 after Pedro put the Blues ahead in the first half before Roberto Gagliardini equalised for Inter. Jorginho netted Chelsea’s first penalty which the Blues won 5-4.“For Jorginho, this is a normal match,” Sarri told the club’s website as quoted in Sky Sports.“He has technical ability but Jorginho also has a great mental speed, too. So for this way of football, I think Jorginho is a wonderful player.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“All over the pitch though we move the ball very quickly and we moved it well tonight, but not at the right speed.“You have to move the ball at a great speed on the floor. Otherwise, we risk to play for 90 minutes with 75 per cent ball possession but without scoring. That’s what we need to improve on.”Sarri added he was satisfied with his team’s performance.“So far I am satisfied. I am of course waiting for the other players from the World Cup to return, but the players gave me total availability.“I am satisfied and I saw in the match some things that we have tried in the training sessions. So far, so good!”last_img read more

Liverpool accept Rosenborg bid for Chirivella

first_imgLiverpool have accepted a bid worth up to £3.5 million ($4.5m) from Rosenborg for their young midfielder Pedro Chirivella according to Goal.comChirivella, 21, looks set to leave Anfield after failing to nail a place in the first team, with the Norwegian outfit offering him an alternativeThe Spaniard has played regularly during the Reds’ pre-season campaign and featured in the 4-1 win over Manchester United in Michigan on Saturday.But having returned to Merseyside with the rest of Jurgen Klopp’s squad, the 21-year-old is now set to travel to Norway to conclude his transfer.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.The deal is expected to be completed before Rosenborg take on Celtic in their Champions League qualifier on Wednesday.Liverpool will receive £2.4m ($3.1m) up front with the rest in performance-related bonuses. The Reds have insisted on a buy-back option, which will apply for the first three years of Chirivella’s new contract.Signed from Valencia in 2013, Chirivella went to make five senior appearances at Anfield, including his Premier League debut under Klopp against Swansea City in May 2016.He spent the last two seasons on loan in the Netherlands, first with Go Ahead Eagles and then last season at Willem II.last_img read more

Nightmare start of the season for Keylor Navas

first_imgThe Costa Rican goalkeeper will be terrified of the way things have started this season with Real MadridKeylor Navas must be terrified of how things have started for him this season.First of all, Real Madrid signed Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, which of course puts his job with Los Merengues in jeopardy.Then he received four goals against Atletico Madrid during yesterday’s UEFA Super Cup match, marking the start of the 2018-2019 season for Los Blancos.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.The Costa Rican goalkeeper didn’t receive four goals since November 21st, 2015, when he and Real Madrid faced Barcelona.That night at Santiago Bernabeu his team lost 4-0 against the Blaugrana.Navas was lucky that Courtois was not registered for the European match on Wednesday, and was able to give a regular performance.But if things continue, the Costa Rican might not be under the goal when his team plays Getafe CF on Sunday.last_img read more

Member of Parliament Honorable Mark Humes Pays Courtesy Call on RBDF Commodore

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 8, 2017 – Nassau – The Honourable Mark Humes paid a courtesy call on Commander Defence Force, Commodore Tellis A. Bethel at the Defence Force Headquarters at HMBS Coral Harbour to discuss plans for the maintenance and upkeep of The Bahamas Veterans Cemetery on Infant View Road.The adoption of the military cemetery is a new project undertaken by the Defence Force and coordinated by Commander Frederick Brown and Chief Petty Officer Lincoln Rolle, along with members of the Defence Force’s Military Police and Force Protection Department.   Also present during the meeting were the Defence Force’s British Legion-Bahamas Branch Liaison Officer, Commander Shonedel Pinder, the Defence Force representative at the British Legion, Reservist Adina Munroe, and Chief Petty Officer Lincoln Rolle and Petty Officer Dominique McPhee of the Military Police and Force Protection Department, and Force Chief Petty Officer Basil Miller of the Defence Force’s Base Maintenance Team.Photo shows (From Left): Force Chief Petty Officer Basil Miller; Commodore Tellis Bethel; Chief Petty Officer Lincoln Rolle;The Honourable Mark Humes, Member of Parliament for Fort Charlotte; Petty Officer Dominique McPhee; Airwing Commanding Officer, Shondel Pinder; and Reservist Adina Munroe, 1st Assistant Secretary to British Legion-Bahamas Branch. (RBDF Photo by Marine Seaman Michael Turner) Photo shows: The entrance of the Bahamas Veteran Cemetery, Infant View Road. (RBDF Photo by Marine Seaman Kyle Smith) (For further information please contact the RBDF Public Relations Department or visit our website:, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and view our Youtube channel) -rbdf-#GuardOurHeritage Related Items:last_img read more