Rathmullan woman appointed Garda Superintendent

first_imgA well-known Donegal-based Garda has been promoted to the rank of Superintendent.Garda Goretti Sheridan has risen to the rank of Superintendent from her previous position of Inspector based in Letterkenny.Superintendent Sheridan will begin her new posting in Castlerea in the coming weeks. Ms Sheridan, who is from Rathmullan, has been stationed in Letterkenny since 2013.Tributes were paid to Superintendent Sheridan at this week’s sitting of Letterkenny District Court.Among those who paid tribute was Judge Paul Kelly and solicitor Frank Dorrian.Rathmullan woman appointed Garda Superintendent was last modified: April 30th, 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:GardaGoretti SheridanSuperintendentlast_img read more

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The Miller Experiment Is Dead; Long Live the Miller Experiment

first_img(Visited 76 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 The image of Stanley Miller pondering his spark-discharge apparatus is too valuable an icon to toss on the trash heap of history.Dr. Stanley Miller (1930-2007), like Frankenstein, stands proudly, arms akimbo, behind his lightning-bolt flask in a piece on Astrobiology Magazine.  Yes, he got some glycine and other mixed-handed amino acids in his artificial atmosphere, but in the many years since 1953, many in the origin-of-life field have found serious problems with his experimental setup.  When they replicated the experiment with more realistic prebiotic atmospheric gases, including free oxygen, they got nothing.  The field has moved on since then, looking for amino acids in meteors or comets, are imagining metabolic processes emerging in deep-sea vents.  But something about that photo, with the lightning bolt in the flask, sent the imagination of atheists soaring:In 1953, American chemist Stanley Miller had famously electrified a mixture of simple gas and water to simulate lightning and the atmosphere of early Earth. The revolutionary experiment—which yielded a brownish soup of amino acids—offered a simple potential scenario for the origin of life’s building blocks. Miller’s work gave birth to modern research on pre-biotic chemistry and the origins of life.Miller, therefore, electrified more than gases: he electrified the imagination.  It was not a realistic scenario; just a “potential scenario” that sent the world on a quest that has run into obstacles at every turn (e.g., compare 2/15/07 and 1/26/08).Now, to keep the dream alive, Antonino Marco Saitta and colleagues at the Sorbonne in Paris have re-examined Miller’s experiment at the quantum level. This, presumably, will breathe new life into the old icon.  In computer simulations, they got the glycine all right, and discovered something new: that formamide, not formaldehyde, appears to be the precursor molecule (Jeffrey Bada, Miller’s student, is skeptical about this, the article notes).  They also believe that the electric field might be 10 to 20 times stronger on mineral surfaces.  “Nobody has really looked at electric fields on mineral surfaces,” Saitta said. “My feeling is that there’s probably something to explore there.”None of this should matter, though, if the experiment starts with the wrong gases.  Did they make the same error Miller did?  A look at their paper in PNAS shows, that, indeed, they did: “A preliminary test to all simulations reported in the main text was carried out on a system, named M00, based on the original Miller mixture and relative proportions of ammonia, methane, and hydrogen.”  Apparently all 50 runs used reducing conditions with no free oxygen, which would have destroyed the desired “building blocks” (glycine, it should be noted, is the simplest amino acid, with no chirality).  They failed to mention, also, that the “brownish soup” included chemicals that would destroy the amino acids.Any results of the new work, therefore, are only of academic interest, and—like the original Miller experiment—bear no relevance on speculations about the plausibility of life arising under “natural” conditions.  They only illustrate intelligently-designed artificial experiments about organic synthesis under controlled conditions.Sixty-one years now the evolutionists (and NASA, with tax funding), have promoted the Building Blocks of Lie with their Miller icon.  We’ve been crying out like a voice in the wilderness about this phony icon for over a decade (5/02/03).  What will it take to get the liars to fess up?  They know full well that this experiment has nothing to do with life, but they continue milking it of all the propaganda value they can get to promote atheistic materialism.  Debunking the “useful lie” requires some knowledge of organic chemistry many people do not have, but the propagandists know that a picture is worth a thousand words.  That image of lightning-in-a-flask sent young Lee Strobel, as a high school student, down his decades-long detour into atheism (see film The Case for a Creator).  How many others went down that same path to spiritual destruction?The origin of life is arguably the most (or one of the most) astronomical hurdles for evolutionary materialists to leap over by faith, but you wouldn’t know it from NASA’s power of suggestion.  Get educated about this key issue!  Read our online book.  Read Shapiro and Orgel falsifying each other.  Read Meyer’s Signature in the Cell.  Whatever you do, help stop this scientifically-vacuous, emotionally-poisoned propaganda from doing any more damage to impressionable minds.last_img read more

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Never did I feel we were going to lose: Yusuf

first_imgA daunting target of 316 did not fluster Yusuf Pathan a bit and the swashbuckling batsman said that he never thought during his match-winning knock of 123 that India would lose the fourth ODI against New Zealand in Bangalore.”Never at any stage did I feel we were going to lose the game. With Rohit Sharma and Saurabh Tiwary, I rotated the strike well. We spoke to each other throughout to maintain the run rate and stay in the chase,” said Yusuf, who hit a 96-ball 123 not out to set a memorable win for India at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Tuesday night.”I am very happy for my first century in ODI and even happier because we won the match. The fact that we are leading 4-0 in the series gives me great pleasure,” he said. Yusuf, who came in at the fall of Parthiv Patel in the 20th over when India were 108 for four, said he grabbed the chance to score big with both hands.”There were a lot of overs for me to bat and fortunately I proved myself. I sensed an opportunity this time that I can play a long innings,” he said.He dedicated his century to his parents and to his step brother Irfan who watched the match.”I dedicate this century to my parents. I am also very happy Irfan was watching the match,” said Yusuf.Yusuf said that he did not change his natural attacking game but took some time to settle down first before opening up his arms.advertisement”I don’t change my natural game. It’s just that of late I am trying to spend some time in the middle before going for my strokes. But it’s not that if there is an opportunity to hit the ball, I will hesitate to do so,” Yusuf said.He said that during the rain break, captain Gautam Gambhir told him not to throw his wicket and he did just that.”Gautam was telling me to utilise the power play to good effect. He advised me not to throw my wicket away at any stage. He told me that if I stayed in the middle till the end, I would win the match for India and I am glad I proved him right,” he said.On his valuable effort of 3/49 in New Zealand innings, Yusuf said that he had worked hard on his bowling.”I worked a lot on my bowling. Whenever I have got an opportunity to bowl, I have tried to be as economical as possible and I am happy it is coming through and that I am also getting wickets now. I am very happy with my efforts,” he said.last_img read more

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After eye injury, James Harden sets sights on game 3

first_imgUAAP volleyball: UST turns back La Salle, heads to Final 4 with twice-to-beat edge LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It certainly looked bad enough as Harden dropped to the court and stayed there — a hand to his eyes — until the Rockets called a timeout so he could get medical treatment.Green spoke to Harden as he departed the court with a compress on his face.Green said he just wanted to check on Harden after the inadvertent contact.“It’s not about hurting anyone out here,” Green said. “A lot of people forget when a guy has an injury you live that every second of every day and it’s not just about this game. So if his eye is messed up, he’s got to live that every day, so I wanted to check on the guy.”ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “Hopefully it gets better day by day,” added Harden, whose Rockets host game three of the best-of-seven second-round Western Conference series on Saturday aiming to start digging out of an 0-2 hole.Harden returned after receiving treatment — including drops to numb pain in his eyes — and led the Rockets with 29 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBut despite the drops, he could be seen squinting and grimacing in the bright lights.“He got raked pretty good in the eyes,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. “But that’s him — I didn’t have a doubt he was coming back unless it was something catastrophic.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridcenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ View comments Houston Rockets’ James Harden looks down in the closing minutes of the team’s 115-109 loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, April 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Houston star James Harden, who suffered a lacerated left eyelid in the Rockets’ NBA playoff loss to the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, is hoping three days of rest will have him seeing clearly for their next encounter.“It’s pretty blurry right now,” said Harden, who was swiped in the face by the Warriors’ Draymond Green as they battled for a rebound in the first quarter of Golden State’s 115-109 victory.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewlast_img read more

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9 months agoReal Madrid plan offers for Hazard AND Eriksen

first_imgReal Madrid plan offers for Hazard AND Eriksenby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid plan to raid the Premier League to find a new attacking midfielder.The Sun says they will bid for Eden Hazard and Christian Eriksen this summer.The pair are Real’s top targets and having one season left on their deals will lead to approaches at the end of the season.Offers for each player will start at £50million, with the European champions expecting initial bids to be rebuffed.But Chelsea and Spurs risk losing their star men for FREE the following summer and will have to consider offers.Real Madrid travel to Real Betis in La Liga on Sunday with the 13-time European champions ten points behind leaders Barcelona. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Pink Named As UNICEF Ambassador

first_imgThe U.S. Fund for UNICEF today announced the appointment of the newest UNICEF Ambassador, GRAMMY Award-winning recording artist P!nk, who will build on her current role as the UNICEF Kid Power National Spokesperson to raise awareness about UNICEF’s lifesaving health and nutrition programs around the world.As a UNICEF Ambassador, P!nk will use her voice to encourage families across the United States to get active and save lives with UNICEF Kid Power, the world’s first wearable-for-good. She will also educate the public about UNICEF’s global health and nutrition programs, and highlight UNICEF’s role in fighting global malnutrition, which impacts 159 million children worldwide.“As a mom myself, it’s devastating to know that children are suffering because they don’t have adequate nutrition. All children should be able to grow up strong and healthy, with the opportunity to reach their full potential,” said P!nk. “As a UNICEF Ambassador, I want to use my platform to help end global malnutrition, which is why I’m so excited about UNICEF Kid Power – which gets kids and families involved in saving children’s lives.”By getting active with the UNICEF Kid Power Band, kids go on missions to learn about new cultures and earn points. Points unlock funding from partners, parents and fans, and funds are used by UNICEF to deliver lifesaving packets of therapeutic food to severely malnourished children around the world.In July 2015, P!nk traveled to Haiti with UNICEF to witness first-hand the transformative impact that therapeutic food can have on malnourished children, who can be successfully treated in their own communities, and see the progress that has been made for children since an earthquake devastated the country in 2010. She visited a health center for infant care where mothers can have their children vaccinated, as well as examined and treated for severe acute malnutrition and attend breastfeeding courses. P!nk was also introduced to other UNICEF programs, including education initiatives and polio, diphtheria and whooping cough immunizations programs.“We are thrilled to have P!nk join us as the newest UNICEF Ambassador,” said Caryl M. Stern, President & CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. “As a passionate advocate for children and healthy living, P!nk demonstrates a deep commitment to our mission to put children first. We are excited that she is shining a light on the critical issue of malnutrition – which affects 1 in 4 children around the world – while continuing to support UNICEF Kid Power, and encourage families across the country to be part of the solution.”In her new appointment as a UNICEF Ambassador, P!nk joins a roster of celebrities who have advocated for children on behalf of UNICEF, including Audrey Hepburn, Tea Leoni, Sarah Jessica Parker, Laurence Fishburne, Alyssa Milano and Selena Gomez.P!nk (Alecia Moore) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She has released 7 records, sold over 40 million albums, 74 million singles, and has had 14 top 10 singles in the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. She is the recipient of 3 Grammy Awards, 3 Billboard Music Awards, 6 MTV Video Music Awards, 2 MTV Europe Awards, 2 People’s Choice Awards, and was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2013. Her 2012 album, The Truth About Love, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 as well as in 6 other countries. P!nk made her acting debut in Lionsgate’s Thanks For Sharing alongside Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Ruffalo in 2012.In addition to her work as a UNICEF Ambassador, she is a supporter of various charities including the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Make-A-Wish Foundation, PETA, Autism Speaks, Human Rights Campaign, and No Kid Hungry.last_img read more

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DOJ approves 69B CVS HealthAetna merger with conditions

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – The proposed $69 billion merger between CVS Health and Aetna is getting a greenlight from the Department of Justice, with some conditions.The Justice Department on Wednesday approved the deal on the condition that Aetna moves ahead with its plan to sell its Medicare Part D prescription drug plan business, resolving some anti-monopoly issues.Aetna announced last month it’d sell the business for an undisclosed amount.CVS announced plans to buy Hartford, Connecticut’s Aetna late last year. The deal is expected to give the Woonsocket, Rhode Island, drugstore chain a bigger role in health care, with the companies combining to manage care through CVS stores, clinics and prescription drugs.last_img

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Doig River First Nations Visibility Project

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Doig River First Nations has started their Visibility Project at City Hall where the First Nations are using high-resolution window stickers featuring beaded artwork to be displayed throughout the community.Doig River First Nations wanted a symbol/image that best represented the FSJ Beaver Band, the original people. Beadwork was consistent in all the work Indigenous woman do, expressed Gary Oker, Doig River First Nations, and so the project also honours the importance of Indigenous women and the stories and love that is represented in beaded works of art.The art form of traditional beading has been important to the culture as decoration and has been a part of society for a long time shares Oker. Beads and beading were sought out as a way to trade as their beauty holds value, even today. This project is a way to share the kindness and love that would be put into a piece of beaded art by encouraging the town to participate and share the symbology and representation of Indigenous artworks, shared Oker.City Hall already has three images and next will be the Airport, Oker is asking the community to reach out to participate and the First Nations will come out and hang the beautiful art in business or organizations windows.You can call (250) 827.3776 for more information on the project.last_img read more

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Investment in equity MFs drops 35 to Rs 111 lakh crore in

first_imgNew Delhi: Investors pumped in more than Rs 1.11 lakh crore in equity-oriented mutual fund (MF) schemes in 2018-19, a decline of 35 per cent compared to Rs 1.71 lakh crore inflows in 2017-18, according to the industry data. However, this was the fifth successive year of net inflows in equity mutual funds, according to the Association of Mutual Funds in India’s (AMFI) data. In 2017-18, the markets were on a roll but in 2018-19 the markets were very volatile due to various factors, including border tensions with Pakistan, AMFI Chief Executive Officer N S Venkatesh said. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThere was a steep correction in small and mid-cap stocks also. The market volatility and corrections pulled down net inflows in the equities in 2018-19, he said. “But despite that the current inflows of Rs 1.11 lakh crore is a substantial investment by the mutual fund industry into the equities segment which is more than FII investments into the country,” he added. The flows into equity funds in 2018-19 were lower than the flows in 2017-18 primarily due to the equity markets displaying a fair bit of volatility which made some investors take a break from making fresh equity investments, said Kaustubh Belapurkar, manager research, Morningstar. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostAccording to the AMFI data, net inflows into equity funds, which also include equity-linked saving schemes (ELSS), were Rs 1,11,423 crore in 2018-19 as against Rs 1,71,069 crore in the preceding fiscal. Net inflows in these funds were Rs 70,367 crore in 2016-17, Rs 74,024 crore in 2015-16 and Rs 71,029 crore in 2014-15, respectively. However, they had witnessed a net outflow of Rs 9,269 crore in 2013-14. The assets under management (AUM) of equity MFs stood at a record high of Rs 7.73 lakh crore at the end of March 2019 as against Rs 7.50 lakh crore in March 2018, an increase of 3 per cent. During 2018-19, the SIP (Systematic Investment Plans) accounts grew by 51 lakh to 2.62 crore from 2.11 crore in March 2018. Besides, SIP contribution to the industry surged to Rs 92,693 crore in 2018-19, from Rs 67,190 crore in the preceding fiscal.last_img read more

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