By News Highland – March 26, 2018 Homepage BannerNews Google+ Pinterest Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Previous articleDonegal house prices rose by 8.6% in last year, says REANext articleUpdate: ‘Ricky from the Chippy’ released on bail News Highland Shots fired at a car in Derry overnight Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Detectives at Strand Road are appealing for information after shots were fired at a car in the Marianus Park area of Derry yesterday evening.It was reported that shortly after 10:20 pm shots were fired through a vehicle which was unoccupied and parked in the area at this time.It was later confirmed that there were a number of bullet holes in the bonnet of the vehicle due to this attack. There were no injuries as a result of the incident.Anyone with information is asked to contact 101. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th
Jesus College, Cambridge A fellow of Jesus resigned over the summer after allegations of ‘extra-curricular activities’ in his college rooms with local prostitutes. Punternet, a web-based escort agency, credited the candid ‘reviews’ of the girls’ services to a mysterious ‘Pete C’, who ranked them between ‘excellent service’ and ‘not bad, quite reasonable’. Philosophy students at Jesus remarked that he was usually a great deal more scathing about their essays.ARCHIVE: 0th Week MT2003
The Chairperson of the Joint Policing Committee (JPC) is to write to the correct authorities to recommend that Go Safe Vans refrain from sitting outside churches across Donegal. Sinn Fein’s Gerry McMonagle made the statement yesterday, Monday, in Lifford at Donegal’s JPC meeting when Community Representative, James Trearty, brought up the matter.Mr Trearty said a van had been sitting outside of St Columba’s Church in Termon during a month’s mind for Chairman of Termon GAA Club, Danny O’Donnell, in February. Expressing his annoyance at the situation, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Seamus O’Domhnaill, said the issue had also been brought to his attention.He said: “It is not nice for people who go to the church or the cemetery to see the van there and we as a committee need to desist of vans of that nature parking outside a place of worship.“The van was parked in the middle of the car park and it was most insensitive to the visitors of the church, especially during an occasion of a month’s mine,” O’Domhnaill added.The Chairperson of the Donegal Council added that it was time for the JPC to ‘take action’ on the situation at hand and that the appropriate offices should be contacted. Donegal’s Chief Garda Superintendent, Terry McGinn, agreed that the issue could be looked at further.Concluding on the matter, Cllr McMonagle said: “I will look at the issue and it will be dealt with appropriately and I will write to the appropriate officials in due course.”Outrage as speed vans operate outside churches during masses was last modified: April 3rd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:CLLR GERRY MCMONAGLEDonegal Joint Policing CommitteeSeamus O’Domhnaill
Embed from Getty ImagesQPR have made five changes for the visit to Aston Villa, with Sean Goss making only his second start since joining from Manchester United.Massimo Luongo, Jamie Mackie, Yeni Ngbakoto and Idrissa Sylla all come into the starting line-up as boss Ian Holloway freshens the side up after Friday’s defeat at Derby.Ryan Manning, James Perch, Matt Smith, Conor Washington and Pawel Wszolek make way – all are named among the substitutes, alongside Matt Ingram and Michael Petrasso.Aston Villa bring midfielder Leandro Bacuna back into their side after a six-match ban for putting his head into a linesman’s face, while Jordan Amavi is also recalled.Former Brentford marksman Scott Hogan, though, is only on the bench after he limped out of Saturday’s win over Norwich with an ankle injury.Aston Villa: Johnstone; Hutton, Chester, Baker, Taylor; Bacuna, Jedinak, Lansbury, Amavi; Adomah, Kodjia.Subs: Bunn, Bree, Elphick, Hourihane, Green, Grealish, Hogan.QPR: Smithies; Furlong, Onuoha, Hall, Bidwell; Freeman, Goss, Luongo, Ngbakoto; Mackie, Sylla.Subs: Ingram, Perch, Manning, Petrasso, Wszolek, Washington. Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Studies into DNA and genetics have shown that the human race is more connected than previously thought. This is because migration out of Africa about 60 000 years ago was not in a single direction. There was a second wave of movement back into Africa that started about 3 000 years ago. Studies into human DNA have shown that the human race shares similar genetic markers. (Image: Pixabay)Infographic design: Sandile KhumaloResearch and text: Priya PitamberPan-Africanist leader Robert Sobukwe said that there was only one race: the human race. And research into genetics shows that he may have been right.Studies have shown that human migration was not in a single direction, but that it was a back and forth process. “Our genes have been mixing since we evolved, and our genetic structure looks more like a complex, intermixed trellis than a simple candelabra,” wrote Robert Wald Sussman in his book From The Myth of Race: The Troubling Persistence of an Unscientific Idea.“It is very difficult to tell what our particular genetic background is over human historic time,” Sussman said. “We humans are more similar to each other as a group than we are to one another within any particular racial or genetic category. Many anthropological books have been written to explain this phenomenon.”After a study was done on genes in southern Africa, it was shown that some 3 000 years ago, migration took western Eurasian DNA back to the southern tip of the continent.“According to conventional thinking, the Khoisan tribes of southern Africa have lived in near-isolation from the rest of humanity for thousands of years,” reads the New Scientist website. “In fact, the study shows that some of their DNA matches most closely people from modern-day southern Europe, including Spain and Italy.”Click image for a larger view:
29 January 2016Congratulations to @wagnertennis & his partner Lucas Sithole on winning the 2016 #AusOpen quad doubles title! pic.twitter.com/awHJhk8XbA— USTA (@usta) January 28, 2016South African Lucas Sithole and playing partner David Wagner from the United States beat the British/Australian combo of Andy Lapthorne and Dylan Alcott 6-1, 6- 3 at the Australian Open held in Melbourne this week, to claim the top spot in the wheelchair tennis quad doubles final.It was Sithole’s second Grand Slam title following his win at the US Open singles final in 2013.“I enjoyed the match very much,” an excited Sithole told News24 after the game. “It was great to play with David Wagner again.” The partners have been playing together and against each other since 2013, developing a healthy rivalry vying for the top ranking and building a solid friendship along the way. Although Wagner won the two’s singles match earlier in the week, Sithole still has a chance to play for a place in the singles final on Saturday, 30 January.Lucas Sithole has already won the doubles at the #AusOpen,now he is targeting glory in the singles. https://t.co/if2Q6dzLqU by @SuperSportTV— RSA Min of Sport (@MbalulaFikile) January 29, 2016Sithole, who is triple amputee lost both his legs and his right arm in a childhood accident. He started playing tennis professionally in 2006, representing South Africa at a tournament in the Netherlands, considered the defacto home of wheelchair tennis. The 20-year-old, who grew up in the small mining town of Dannhauser in KwaZulu-Natal, has won seven titles and risen to become the one of the best singles players in the world.He is now setting his sights on the Rio Olympics, hoping to earn himself and South Africa a gold medal.Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula led the cheers on Twitter, with South Africans congratulating the South African king of wheelchair tennis.Lucas Sithole, won his first Australian Open Crown. runner-up in both the singles and doubles competition last year pic.twitter.com/wfD901wtYv— RSA Min of Sport (@MbalulaFikile) January 29, 2016Lucas Sithole take a bow !!!!!!! We have an Australian Open cup folks !!!!— Anele Mdoda (@Anele) January 29, 2016Yeah, Lucas Sithole you beauty!— Natasha Joseph (@TashJoeZA) January 29, [email protected]_Press wow, wow, wow…. Congratulations Lucas Sithole— Lerato Mbele (@BBCLerato) January 28, 2016Source: News24Wire
One of the key goals of the Solar Decathlon – the biennial competition that challenges university students to design, build, and operate solar-power houses – is to inspire Decathlon participants and their university colleagues to apply their creative energy and technological expertise in the real world.That is what has been happening at the University of Minnesota, which competed in the 2009 Solar Decathlon with an entry called ICON Solar House. ICON, which placed fifth out of 20 contestants, included about 550 sq. ft., R-50 exterior walls, and an R-70 gabled roof covered with solar panels. It was an extremely energy efficient, if relatively expensive, prototype. The design concepts embedded in ICON, though, are finding life well beyond the home’s Decathlon debut on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.From the drawing board to move-in dayTwo College of Design classes at the university’s School of Architecture collaborated with East Central Habitat for Humanity and the Episcopal Church in Minnesota to develop two sets of construction documents for net-zero-energy homes that meet Habitat criteria for safety and affordability. Design and construction concepts developed for ICON also are baked into the plans, which Habitat or Humanity International will promote for use by its 1,600 affiliates nationwide.The design-and-construction team celebrated the completion of one such project in late October, billing it as the first NZE Habitat home in Minnesota. The owner of the home, a single mother with two teenage daughters, purchased the house for about $130,000 with a no-interest loan and more than 250 hours of sweat equity.Seeing the family move into the home helped the College of Design students understand the importance of the work they did on the project, Dan Handeen, a lecturer in the School of Architecture and research fellow in the Center for Sustainable Building Research, College of Design, told the school’s news service. “In this particular situation our students recognized that every decision they made, every line they drew, would have extended impacts on people’s lives—people that they had met,” Handeen said.Habitat said it will use the prototype, and the students’ designs, to develop a case study for a statewide conference for affiliate chapters in March 2012.
As the deadline to finalise the draft for Lokpal Bill comes closer, the joint committee on it would meet for the last time on Tuesday hoping to resolve differences between the representatives of government and civil society. The latest meeting comes close on the heels of a three-hour discussion on Monday after which the government claimed a breakthrough in the talks. However, the civil society team, headed by anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare, did not endorse the government’s claims. This joint panel meeting on Lokpal would be the last before the deadline for the draft bill ends on June 30 and placed before the cabinet. Fresh differences between the two sides over the process of selection and removal of Lokpal, in addition to the structure and the jurisdiction of the proposed ombudsman, had emerged during the Monday meeting even as both parties had claimed that the talks were cordial. Contentious issues such as bringing the prime minister and the higher judiciary under the purview of Lokpal could not be discussed as the members disagreed on new issues. The government representatives sought a greater role for politicians in the Lokpal selection committee, while the civil society members demanded a more “broad-based” Lokpal selection committee. PM calls UPA meetMeanwhile, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would convene a meeting of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) leaders to ascertain their views over the drafting of the Lokpal Bill. As Congress has reiterated that Parliament will have the final say on the Lokpal Bill, there has been a divergence of views among the UPA allies on the issue. While the Congress and the NCP have opposed it, the DMK has reportedly favoured it. The government has already given hints that it would convene an all-party meeting in July to discuss whether to bring the prime minister under the Lokpal’s purview.advertisementFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.
Joining the all-star line-up for the 38th annual edition of PBS’ A CAPITOL FOURTH, the country’s longest-running live national July 4 TV tradition, are multi-platinum pop singer and songwriter Andy Grammer, theatrical icon and one of Broadway’s greatest triple-threat talents Chita Rivera, and THE VOICE Season 14 finalist Kyla Jade.Grammer will perform his hit “Back Home,” the lead single from his Gold-certified album Magazines or Novels, on America’s national Independence Day celebration. Gospel singer Jade will open the show with a performance of the “National Anthem.”Rivera, a versatile actress/singer/dancer and the recipient of the 2018 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, will introduce a special tribute to the work of famed American composer Leonard Bernstein, the iconic voice of his age, on the 100th anniversary of his birthday (he was born August 25, 1918). The segment will feature Bernstein’s beloved composition “Tonight” from WEST SIDE STORY performed by internationally acclaimed Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. Rivera, who has been nominated for a record-breaking ten Tony Awards, and won twice, originated the role of ‘Anita’ in the original Broadway premiere of WEST SIDE STORY in 1957 bringing her stardom.The 38th annual broadcast of A CAPITOL FOURTH, celebrating our country’s 242nd birthday, airs live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on PBS Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network. The program can also be heard live in stereo over NPR member stations nationwide. The concert will also be live-streamed on PBS, You Tube, Facebook and www.pbs.org/a-capitol-fourth and available as Video on Demand for a limited time only, July 4 to July 18, 2018.Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos (FULLER HOUSE, SCREAM QUEENS) hosts the festivities which will feature all-star musical performances by: multi-platinum selling music legend Jimmy Buffett with the Broadway cast of the new musical ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, making their first stop after Broadway at the U.S. Capitol before launching a national tour; ’America’s Band,” the iconic multi-platinum selling music legends The Beach Boys; three-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artist Pentatonix; legendary Motown stars The Temptations; acclaimed multi-platinum country music singer-songwriter and winner of the iHeartRadio Music Award for Best New Country Artist Luke Combs; country music star and AMERICAN IDOL alum Lauren Alaina; 12-time Grammy Award-winner and gospel legend CeCe Winans; and world-renowned four-time Grammy Award-winning soprano superstar Renée Fleming, who will be performing her show-stopping anthem from the current hit Broadway production of CAROUSEL.The program is a co-production of Michael Colbert of Capital Concerts and WETA, Washington, D.C. Executive producer Michael Colbert has assembled an award-winning production team that features the top Hollywood talent behind some of television’s most prestigious entertainment shows including the GRAMMY AWARDS, COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, TONY AWARDS, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, and more.