Maragh makes his mark

first_imgHALLANDALE BEACH, Florida, (CMC):Rajiv Maragh got off the mark this season at Gulfstream Park on Monday’s 11-race card.The Jamaica-born jockey landed a double on the Boxing Day card, but remains way off the pace being set by Paco Lopez with 20 wins.Maragh got the day’s racing off to an exciting start with a one-length victory aboard the 10-1 chance COLD BLOOD in the US $15,000 first race contested over 1,400 metres on the dirt.COLD BLOOD brushed a rival at the start before Maragh put the three-year-old, chestnut gelding to press the pace from the two-path into the stretch, where they finished determinedly to edge to victory in a time of one minute, 24.43 seconds.Maragh was involved in another tight finish astride the 17-2 chance BAREEQA which won 11/2 lengths clear in the US$24,000 fifth race going 1,500m on the turf.BAREEQA was taken in hand at the start, saved ground a couple paths off the inside and continued in a relaxed gallop near the back.Maragh began to move up the three-year-old, bay filly midway through the far turn and swung her into action entering the top of the stretch, where she was set down eight wide, responding willingly and rallied under a strong hand ride to finish in a time of 1: 29.88 secs.last_img read more

15-year-old crushed by skidder after losing balance

first_imgA teenager employed by T Bovell Concessions lost his life on Sunday afternoon after he allegedly slipped off the side of a truck and fell between the wheels of a skidding machine.The dead youth has been identified as 15-year-old Roy Odel Welchman, who is said to have been working as a labourer for the abovementioned mining company.Based on reports received, on Sunday about 17:30h at 16 Km Bisarooni Backdam, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), Welchman was in the company of a driver and a porter, all employed by the mining company when the accident took place.Reports are that the young man was tasked with recordkeeping and was returning with his two workmates after loading the truck with lumber when the incident occurred.According to the Police, the driver used the skidder to leave the backdam, and on the way out, the skidder hit a bump causing the teen who was reportedly standing on the left side of the machine to lose his balance and fall.Guyana Times understands that the operator immediately brought the skidder to a halt and in doing so, it ran over the teen.The driver and the porter rushed the injured young man who was still conscious at the time to the Kwakwani Hospital, but he was pronounced dead on arrival.The Police noted that the 15-year-old’s body was examined and it was observed that it had bruises to both temples, swelling of the face and eyelids, a bruise to the left forearm, and bruises on the upper left side of the back.Welchman’s body is presently at the Kwakwani Burial Ground on ice, awaiting a post-mortem.Meanwhile, the operator of the machine, along with the porter, is being questioned about the fatal accident.last_img read more

Report shows life expectancy shorter for northerners

first_imgDespite Canadians living a relatively long life, averaging around 81 years, the picture is bleaker for those who live in the north.According to the Canadian Conference Board’s ‘How Canada Performs,’ Canada is seventh in the world, behind other western nations, like Japan, Switzerland and Australia. However, it is still ahead of the U.S.- Advertisement -According to the Board’s Centre for the North, Canadians living in the North are less likely to even celebrate their 78th birthday.The reasoning behind the shorter lifespan includes poor living conditions, less access to primary health care and a greater number of accidents.In the Peace River area, the statistics show most residents live an average of 77.7 years, which compares to 83.4 in Richmond, B.C.last_img read more

TRANSFER REPORT: Arsenal plotting summer swoop for Bayern Munich defender

first_img Rafinha in action for Bayern Munich Arsenal are preparing a summer swoop for Bayern Munich defender Rafinha, according to reports in Germany.The 30-year-old’s contract at the Allianz Arena expires in June 2017 and he is yet to pen an extension.The Brazilian is looking for a long-term deal, but Bayern are reluctant to offer the right-back what he wants.That, according to Bild, has ignited interest from Arsenal and they are ready to pounce.The Gunners are likely to sell Mathieu Debuchy in the summer and as a result Arsene Wenger is on the hunt for a right-back.Rafinha’s experience would make him an ideal addition and Arsenal are willing to meet his demands of a three-year deal. 1last_img read more


first_imgDunfanaghy Golf Club Notes:Well the brave came out in Dunfanaghy this weekend and the weather proved a test. Well done to all who played.We are only around the corner from Easter when the golfing season really takes off. A divot day will take place here on Good Friday the 3rd of April. Please assemble at the club at 10.50am for 11.00am start. Buckets will be provided , however if we get a large crowd (as we hope we will) it might be a good idea to bring your own. Please make every effort to help out as it will be much appreciated. John and Cheryl now have the 32 names required for the mixed foursomes matchplay competition. A draw for matches will be made on Easter Saturday evening at 4pm in the club house. Please make every effort to attend and create a bit of atmosphere . The fee per team is €30.00 . Please pay Mary/Ruth in the shop if you have not already done so. Well done to John and Cheryl for running this competition again as it was a great success last year.The Senior and Intermediate Scratch Cups:The Senior and Intermediate Scratch cups are on Saturday 11th of April 2015. There are excellent prizes on offer with €300 for anyone who creates a new amateur course record. There are only limited places because it is 36 holes, so make sure to get your name down in time. You can enter by the BRS system online or contact the club on 0749136335.Club Pro AM : As most of you will know, Dunfanaghy Golf Club is now ranked in the top 100 courses in Ireland. In order to celebrate this achievement and to acknowledge the success of our esteemed club member, Paul McGinley, in captaining Europe to victory in the Ryder Cup, we have decided to organise a Pro-Am this year. It will be held over two days, the 13th and 14th of June. Entry fee for the team of three amateurs will be €100.00 per person.All entries must be directed through Mary Lafferty and no entry can be confirmed until the €300.00 has been paid in full. 50 teams, at most, can be accommodated.Results:Monday 23rd MarchOpen Ladies & Gents seniors Gents1at Neil Gallagher 42Pts2nd Danny Sweeney 41Pts3rd Neil McGinley 37Pts 4th P.J.McGowan 37Pts1st 9 Jim Carey 22Pts2nd9 Michael Hynes 19PtsLadies1st Kay Kelly 34Pts2nd Mary McFadden 34Pts3rd Sandra McGinley 33Pts1st9 Maureen Sweeney 21Pts2nd9 Marion O’Sullivan 14PtsWednesday open 25th March1st Anthony Gallagher 43Pts2nd Danny Sweeney 42PtsSunday 29th March Easter Hamper1st Paul Smyth 682nd Anthony Gallagher 69BOT3rd Patrick McMullan 69There are a number of competitions in the next week –Wednesday 1st April 2015 – Open Singles Stableford (soup and sandwiches)Saturday 4th April 2015 – Open 4BBB Stableford .Sunday 5th April 2015 – Open singles stablefordMonday 6th April 4BBB any combinationN.B. Remember we are back on the fairways from the 1st of April. The course is looking well and is a credit to Paul. Again please help out with the divot repair day on Good Friday.Everyone should have received an email in the last few weeks with details to entice new members to the club. It will benefit everyone if we are able to get more members in the club this year. Please contact a committee member if you require any further details regarding our drive to get more new members. Remember it is the time of the year for annual subscriptions to be paid. Please contact the club as soon as possible to make payment.Come Dine with Me:Just a little reminder that our “Come Dine with Me” evenings are fast approaching, if you have not committed to one of the following dates, the 11th April or the 2nd of May, we would really appreciate your participation, anyone who wishes to be a host on either evening, please contact Mary as soon as possible, in the clubhouse. To those of you who have already committed to a particular date, we thank you and look forward to two great nights of entertainment here at Dunfanaghy Golf Club.4 BBB Winter Open Competition:I know everyone will want to play in the Grand Final in June so don’t leave it too late to try to qualify. You can play in this completion on any day of the week and with who ever you wish to play so long as they have a GUI or ILGU handicap. Best of luck to everyone in April. Remember the best club team outside of 1st,2nd and 3rd qualifies for the final each month.Function Room for Private parties:We have hosted a number of private functions in the clubhouse recently and these have proved to be a great success. If you, or someone you know, is organising a private function, please be aware that the clubhouse is available free of charge, with exclusive use for the occasion. So far, the feedback that we have been getting is that the golf club is the ideal venue for parties of up to one hundred people. Please make contact with Sarah if you are interested in holding a function at the clubhouse (074 91 36335)GOLF NEWS: NEIL GALLAGHER COMES OUT ON TOP IN DUNFANAGHY was last modified: March 30th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:DunfanaghygolfNoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgDON’T forget the interesting lecture on the theme of ‘place names’ in the Oaktree Community Centre, tonight (Friday, February 8th) at 8 pm sharp.Dr Seosamh Mac Muirí will be giving the bilingual lecture on place names in Donaghmore parish, entitled ‘Súil Choimhthíoch ar Ard na gCanach agus ar An Trosc – Casting a Cold Eye on Domhnach Mór Place Names.’On the night, Mr Mac Muirí will explore the ‘real me…aning’ behind some local place names like Avaltygort, Carricknamana, Meenreagh and so on. He will also point to the application of some basic rules of Irish place name study to the names of the area, while drawing comparisons with other parts of the county and the country.The lecture will give a better understanding and, of course, an increased appreciation of the heritage of the local place names.The free event is being organised by CAKE.Light refreshments will be served and a raffle will held for a number of spot prizes. * SEND YOUR COMMUNITY NEWS TO INFO@DONEGALDAILY.COM DD LOCAL: KILLYGORDON COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: February 8th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DD LOCAL: KILLYGORDON COMMUNITY NEWSlast_img read more


first_imgREFEREE! The 19 people who took part in the courseDONEGAL Ladies football has 19 new referees!And here they all are after competing stage 1 of the pathway to becoming referees of the game.They completed a course at the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny aimed at people over 16 who want to start a career, starting with taking GoGames matches for the U12s. LGFA development officer Donal O Searcaigh said: “I want to thank everyone for taking part in this course. Their clubs will benefit from having referees who understand the LGFA rules.“Donegal ladies football will reap the benefits.”He also thanked Sinead McHugh for taking the course and the Clanree for their support.  DONEGAL LGFA: MEET THE COUNTY’S 19 NEW WHISTLEBLOWERS! was last modified: June 24th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegal ladies footballLGFAreferee courselast_img read more

Groves withdraws from world title fight

first_imgGeorge Groves has pulled out of his world title fight against WBO super-middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz because of an injury.The 24-year-old from Hammersmith was due to challenge Stieglitz in Germany next month but the bout has been called off. It is hoped it can be rescheduled for later this year.Groves, the British and Commonwealth champion, recently withdrew from a planned rematch with Scotland’s Kenny Anderson because of a back problem. Details of his latest injury have not been released.In a statement, Groves said: “We tried to work through it, but soon realised I wouldn’t be able to perform the training needed to prepare for this fight. I hope this problem will be quickly sorted and cause only a short delay.“I am truly sorry to everyone who will be affected by this. This is without doubt the toughest decision I have ever had to make, and I am gutted, but nothing worth having is given away.“It has only made me more determined to achieve my goal of becoming world champion.”See also:Groves to fight for world titleGroves bout off but world title fight loomsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Live updates: Warriors vs. Celtics, Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

first_imgGet live news and analysis Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. when the Warriors take on the struggling Boston Celtics at Oracle without All-Star guard Klay Thompson.Thompson will sit out his second straight game with a sore right knee that’s not considered a serious injury. He’ll likely be replaced again in the starting lineup by Alfonzo McKinnie. Key reserve Kevon Looney (hip soreness) will also miss Tuesday’s game.The Warriors (44-19) will be facing an Eastern Conference power for the second …last_img read more

Neanderthal News and the Limits of Organic Material Survival

first_imgRed blood cells and DNA samples raise questions about the decay time of soft tissue and genetic material.Iceman: Otzi the iceman was a red-blooded human. Finally, after several attempts, red blood cells have been imaged from the body of the “iceman” thought to have perished 5,300 years ago, PhysOrg reports. This “marks the oldest known preserved instance of a red blood cell,” reporter Bob Yirka claims; didn’t he hear about dinosaur red blood cells? Bob Enyart lists all the scientific papers proving the existence of soft tissue in dinosaur fossils far older than this, according to evolutionary assumptions. If a dinosaur and a human have red blood cells that are still recoverable from their remains, how could Yirka know that Otzi wasn’t running up the mountain to get away from one when he died?Neanderthal DNA: The Altamura fossil of a Neanderthal, embedded in the flowstone of a limestone cave, has recoverable DNA. A team of researchers working in Italy has confirmed that Altamura Man was a Neanderthal and dating of pieces of calcite which were on the remains has revealed that the bones are 128,000 to 187,000 years old,” PhysOrg states. The abstract from the report in the Journal of Human Evolution says, “Thus, the skeleton from Altamura represents the most ancient Neanderthal from which endogenous DNA has ever been extracted.”  Science Magazine adds, “Mitochondrial DNA sequences from the bone matched those of other Neanderthals (Homo neanderthalensis).” Other anthropologists consider Neanderthal a subspecies of modern human, using the term Homo sapiens neanderthalensis. Evidence of interbreeding with modern humans supports that designation; Charles Q. Choi refers to that evidence in his report for Live Science. He also says, “The bone is so old that its DNA is too degraded for the researchers to sequence the fossil’s genome — at least with current technology.” Even allowing for the evolutionary age, this shows that DNA decays over time and should not be expected in “older” fossils.Neanderthal interbreeding: A paper describing a modern human skull found in Manot Cave in Israel supports previous evidence that Neanderthals and modern humans interbred. A paper in Nature states, “Moreover, at present, Manot 1 is the only modern human specimen to provide evidence that during the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic interface, both modern humans and Neanderthals contemporaneously inhabited the southern Levant, close in time to the likely interbreeding event with Neanderthals.” According to the biological species concept, a species is defined by the ability to interbreed and produce fertile offspring. That’s why we all have some Neanderthal DNA in our own genomes.  Update 5/14/15: An article on PhysOrg offers genetic evidence that Neanderthals were interbreeding with modern humans right up to the time they ceased to exist.Neanderthal tools: A paleolithic toolmaking site with “staggering output” found in northern Armenia was probably occupied first by Neanderthals, National Geographic says, and remained in use till 1,000 BC. They found a “gigantic outdoor workshop” for flaking blades and tools out of the abundant obsidian on the slopes of an extinct volcano. Investigators believe that the hand-worked weapons and tools number in the millions.Neanderthal speculations:  Old and new stories about the Neanderthals get told from time to time in the news. Some recent ones:New Scientist says that “Neanderthal chefs may have spiced up menus with wild herbs.” Despite the icon of the Neanderthal mammoth hunter, “What is clear is that Neanderthals were not simple carnivores.” They were probably experts at roasting and making stew, and even using toothpicks.That story doesn’t square with Tia Ghose’s speculation in Live Science that maybe Neanderthals died off because they couldn’t harness fire. It’s still a big mystery to evolutionists why they disappeared from the world stage.But Ghose’s story doesn’t jive with Charles Q. Choi’s speculation, also in Live Science, that modern humans killed off the Neanderthals. He bases his tale on divination with fossil teeth.Nope; it wasn’t fire or fighting that did them in, three geologists say in Geology. It was a volcanism (Campanian ignimbrite) that was the final blow for the European Neanderthals that were already living on the edge of survival. Why the modern humans at the time survived is not made clear.Other speculations about early man: Going further back the evolutionary scheme, other surprising things about early man were announced in the news:Footprints of Homo erectus in Kenya were reported by Nature, which says that the hominids “walked very much like modern humans.” A paleoanthropologist from the University of Arizona admits ignorance: “Who knows what they’re doing there; It could be a group hunt, but it could also be lakeshore foraging.” Group hunting would suggest cooperative activity. Nature speaks of “the people that left the prints,” hinting they are not subhuman. “Hunting is a difficult thing to prove in human evolution,” one of the researchers admitted.Science Daily says that “complex cognition” is required to make stone tools. The earliest and simplest stone tools date back 2.6 million years in the evolutionary scheme. “The ability to make a Lower Paleolithic hand axe depends on complex cognitive control by the prefrontal cortex, including the ‘central executive’ function of working memory, a new study finds.”Tim White and team posted an update of what is speculated about Ardipithecus, claiming in PNAS that it was “neither ape nor human” but had a “surprising ancestry of both.” Toss out the textbooks showing man descending from apes; “Ardipithecus alters perspectives on how our earliest hominid ancestors—and our closest living relatives—evolved.” Neil Shubin of Your Inner Fish and Tiktaalik fame edited the paper. First words in the paper: “Charles Darwin,” naturally. Skeptics of human evolution may wish to pore over this lengthy analysis of Ardi. The authors admit, when all is said and done, that the fossil “provides only limited evidence about the nature and timing of crucial early events in hominid evolution. However, even this evidence is important in removing the confinements of the missing-link mentality that have distorted interpretations of human evolution for more than a century.“Human evolution marches on. Downhill, that is. Most of us could not keep up with a Neanderthal man or Homo erectus if we had to try to survive out in the wilderness without any modern conveniences. They were smart, skilled, and cognitively well equipped. And, they were not that old. When their remains are viewed objectively without the Darwinian template, they fit within a Biblical time frame as pioneer descendants of migrants from Babel, facing harsh living conditions after the Flood. Ardi was a large ape. How can we say all this? Easy; read the answer in William Dembski’s new book, Being as Communion. While not discussing early man specifically, Dembski proves with logical, mathematical and philosophical arguments that you can’t get higher information from non-intelligent sources. The law of “Conservation of Information” defies all attempts at evolutionary progress by natural selection. In other words, it’s all downhill from creation.We can also infer from the decay of DNA and red blood cells that they didn’t live that long ago. And if Neanderthal man’s DNA was already decaying beyond recognition, and Iceman’s red blood cells were hard to recover, that means that the red blood cells found in a T. rex femur are also not millions of years old, but must fit within the Biblical timeframe. These observable evidences are causing the implosion of the whole Darwinian empire. It’s about time. The moyboys are wrong! Take a look at all the soft tissue evidence and other young things that Bob Enyart has compiled, including carbon 14 everywhere that couldn’t last millions of years. Liberate yourself from the myth of long ages. It distorts our view of the world.Did you notice how the “missing-link mentality” has “distorted interpretations of human evolution for more than a century”? Ask yourself what other “confinements” of thinking by evolutionists are distorting interpretations of the evidence right now. Why does anyone trust these losers? Open Genesis and you’ll find the credible framework that fits the time evidence, explains the exceptionalism of man, and does not violate the Law of Conservation of Information. Jesus cited Genesis and said that the first man and woman existed “from the beginning of creation” (Mark 10:6), not millions and billions of years after a big bang.  Why shouldn’t you trust the word of the Creator? (John 1) (Visited 134 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more