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first_imgDDTV: See footage of John O’Donnell and his supporters celebrating as he is formally elected a Donegal County Councillor for the Letterkenny/Milford electoral area.John, who is just 33, takes a seat on the council once held by both his father and his mother. His dad Eddie served on the council from 1985 until his death in an accident in 1993. John’s mother was a councillor until 1999.Click Play to Watch as John learns he has passed the quota during the count at the Aura Leisure Centre.      DDTV VIDEO NEWS: JOHN O’DONNELL ELECTED was last modified: May 25th, 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:DDTVJohn O’Donnellkilmacrennanletterkennyvideo footagevideo newslast_img read more

December 25, 2019 0


first_imgDDTV: Little Caela Carr was heartbroken when she heard Jim McGuinness would no longer be managing Donegal.Caela, just 5, is from Cashelshanaghan, Letterkenny, and is in Junior Infants at Scoil Mhuire, Ramelton. Her songs before and after the All Ireland final has made her a bit of star.She’s wiped her away her tears now Jimmy’s gone – and finished with this wee song.Click play to watchDDTV: CAELA SINGS A SONG TO SAY ‘GOODBYE’ TO JIM McGUINNESS was last modified: October 5th, 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:Caela Carrgoodbye songJim McGuinnesslast_img read more

December 25, 2019 0

Beach report bummer

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Heal the Bay’s summer beach report card is based on the amount of bacteria found at 450 monitoring points along the California coast, from Memorial Day through Sept. 30. More than half of Los Angeles County’s 82 testing sites received A’s this summer. But some 16 beaches earned grades of D or F, including some – such as Paradise Cove in Malibu – that historically had received A’s. Joanne Forster, Heal the Bay’s communications director, regularly surfs at Ocean Park, near Santa Monica, which is usually rated an A for water quality. One day this summer, the water was foamy and looked dirty, but she went in anyway because the waves were so good. “I got home an hour later and was nauseous and throwing up all day. I called some of my surfing buddies and they were all sick, too,” she said. Millions of residents and tourists swim in Santa Monica Bay every summer, and polluted water increases the risk of developing stomach flu, pink eye and ear infections. Officials couldn’t say why some beaches were so much worse than past years, although near-record rainfall certainly played a role. Urban runoff is the primary beach polluter, carrying animal waste, fertilizer, oils and chemicals from inland through the storm drains out to the bay. And the heavy rains saturated the ground so urban runoff continued to flow into storm drains longer than in a dry year. But Ventura and Orange counties also broke rainfall records this year, yet still received A’s at 98 percent and 89 percent, respectively, of their monitoring locations. In Los Angeles County, however, each beach has its own set of problems that have to be rectified, whether it’s a leaking sewer system or septic tank, polluted urban runoff or droppings from sea gull colonies. Standing on Will Rogers Beach, which received a failing grade, Gold pointed to a small creek flowing from the Pacific Palisades into the bay. Last year, the city of Los Angeles unveiled a $1.2 million diversion system to clean up the beach by blocking dirty runoff and pumping it to the sewer system for treatment. However, the diversion proved too small to handle increased runoff after the rainy season, so tainted water continues to flow into the bay. The city is now expanding the diversion. It’s a problem repeated in other beach cleanup projects that were often funded with state grant money, Gold said. “There was a rush to put these in and maybe the engineering wasn’t as strong as it should have been.” With new beach water-quality regulations looming, Los Angeles County and its cities have spent nearly $20 million to control urban runoff and meet the new bacteria regulations. The county’s Department of Public Works hopes to install diversion systems – at a cost of roughly $500,000 each – on its storm drains by January, and officials are investigating canyons in Malibu that drain water laden with bacteria. Los Angeles Stormwater Program Manager Shahram Kharaghani said he believes that the city will have all of its projects in place to meet the new regulations. “I am confident the plan we have will work. Every drop of the runoff being regulated is diverted.” Kerry Cavanaugh, (818) 713-3746 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Swimmers and surfers at many Los Angeles beaches were exposed this summer to the worst water quality in five years, and a heavy rainy season was partly to blame, an environmental group said Wednesday. That’s troubling news for Los Angeles County and its coastal cities, which face tough new rules starting in August that will require good water quality at beaches between the Ventura County line and Palos Verdes Peninsula every single day during the dry season. “Los Angeles County did very poorly in comparison to the rest of the state,” said Mark Gold, executive director of nonprofit Heal the Bay, which released its annual report card on beach conditions. “If they don’t solve this problem in nine months, all these beaches that had C, D, and Fs will be susceptible to enforcement.” last_img read more

December 25, 2019 0

Redwoods’ second-half rally falls short against SWOCC

first_imgEUREKA >> Once the Corsairs were able to clean up their play after halftime, they were able to make a game of it.The only thing wrong was that they couldn’t completely get themselves out of the hole they dug themselves into in the opening 20 minutes.The College of the Redwoods men’s basketball team’s furious second-half rally came up just short, as the Corsairs dropped their first game of the 2016 Coach Tregs Corsair Classic 75-71 to Southwestern Oregon Community College on Friday night.“I …last_img read more

December 21, 2019 0

Arcata tennis team has won 53 of 54 matches this season after sweep of Ferndale

first_imgArcata >> If you happen to win a game against a member of the Arcata Tigers boys tennis team this season, keep the ball as a souvenir because it’s a rarity. The Tigers ran their record to perfect 6-0 as they defeated the Ferndale Wildcats 9-0 on Tuesday at Arcata High School. The 9-0 victory was the Tigers’ fifth sweep in six meets this season. Arcata has won an impressive 53 of 54 matches on the year, losing just one match to Eureka in an 8-1 win on March 9.“Overall, I’m really proud of our …last_img read more

December 21, 2019 0

Modern Men Are Wimps

first_imgWhatever happened to survival of the fittest?  Our ancestors were much stronger, says the author of a new book on anthropology.  PhysOrg reported on a book by Peter McAllister that says today’s males don’t measure up physically to their counterparts even a century ago, let alone those in the Roman empire and earlier.    “According to McAllister humans have lost 40 percent of the shafts of the long bones because they are no longer subjected to the kind of muscular loads that were normal before the industrial revolution,” the article said.  “Even our elite athletes are not exposed to anywhere near the challenges and loads that were part of everyday life for pre-industrial people.”  Cro-Magnon men were taller, more fit and had bigger brains than the average man of today.  Neanderthal women could have easily whipped Schwarzenegger in an arm wrestle, he claims.  Records show that even in recorded history men had better overall fitness on average.    Manthropology: The Science of the Inadequate Modern Male blames our inadequacies on our sedentary lifestyles.  It’s a good thing we are not competing against ancient people in the Olympics.  McAllister says Greek rowers in their trireme ships could outperform today’s world-class rowers.  He wrote of “Roman soldiers who completed the equivalent of one and a half marathons a day, carrying equipment weighing half their body weight, and Australian Aborigines who could throw a spear over 10 meters further than the current javelin world record.”  Even a century ago Rwandan men and Australian natives could have eclipsed modern track and field records.  Today’s champions merely outcompete one another in a bad lot.  “Even our elite athletes are not exposed to anywhere near the challenges and loads that were part of everyday life for pre-industrial people.”    McAllister claims modern weaknesses are reversible with the right kind of diet and exercise.  The benefits can accrue to individuals as well as populations.There are still ethnic groups today who show what humans are capable of.  Remember the sherpas in the 06/17/2005 entry? (see also 10/31/2007, bullet 4).  It’s understandably hard to live optimally with today’s hectic urban lifestyles that subject both men and women to mental stress in a sitting position (e.g., sitting in traffic hurrying to get somewhere, working at a computer all day).  Each individual needs to assess their fitness level and improve as opportunity allows.  We suggest vigorous walks in nature, up and down hills, carrying a load when possible.  Whatever McAllister’s book shows (and it is undoubtedly oversimplified), it is not showing that evolutionary progress is occurring.  Read the Old Testament and study ancient civilizations for amazing feats of strength and endurance.  It’s startling to think of the extreme ancient monuments around the world that were built without petroleum and electromagnetic power.    Darwinian anthropology creates a mindset that we are evolving upward from the apes.  That runs diametrically opposed to the Biblical worldview that says creation was perfect at the beginning, but was cursed and is running downhill.  Old testament people lived for centuries.  It is more credible to think that mutational load over millennia of exposure to cosmic rays and other mutagens is taking its toll.  Scientific and engineering knowledge can accumulate to counter these trends, but that’s intelligent design, not evolution.  We’d better take care of what we have left.(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

December 19, 2019 0

Enterprise Search Technology remains Hot

first_imgFAST Search and Transfer announced record revenues for 2Q 2006 of $38.5 Million and growth of 60%.  Autonomy announced record results for Q2 2006 with profits up 351% to $27.9 Million.  Endeca announced record results for Q2 2006, achieving 116% year-over-year revenue growth.  That does seem hot!Forrester sees these three companies as having the widest presence across the scope of all search solution areas.  Of the three, Forrester sees Endeca as the underdog, praising Endeca’s technology as being the superior product, but predicting that Endeca will have a difficult time because of their very weak product strategy, weak services, few active users, and weak partnerships with systems integrators.  (Although it does seem a bit odd that Endeca should rate so high by Forrester on current product quality and yet so low on future product strategy.)Forrester considers FAST to be the Enterprise Search leader, but sees a neck-and-neck race with Autonomy.  In the Fall of 2005, Autonomy appeared as the market leader in Gardner’s Information Access Technology Magic Quadrant, and that was just prior to Autonomy’s acquisition of Verity.Other strong performers noted by Forrester include Google, IBM, Microsoft and Entopia.  But these companies are not currently competing in the most sophisticated realms of search.  They tend to provide basic corporate search across medium and small-scale systems that don’t require fast high-volume processing.  But the attack from these companies on the lower end, notably from Microsoft’s SharePoint 2007, are expected to lead to steep price declines in Search.As the volumes of unstructured data continue to grow exponentially, the importance of Search technology is clear.  New Idea Engineering has an interesting article that describes how many of today’s search technologies don’t scale well in managing the predicted explosion of content growth.  The challenge of providing high-quality relevant results will continue to keep search technology hot for some time. The Enterprise Search heat wave continues.  Back in 2004, KMWorld declared Enterprise Search hot.  And now an updated report from Forrester last week says that the field is still scorching as we move into 2007.Forrester names the top three company leaders in Enterprise Search to be FAST, Autonomy and Endeca.  Record second quarter 2006 profits and revenues for all three of them back up Forrester’s observation.   last_img read more

December 17, 2019 0

Google Declares Motu Patlu As The Most Popular Indian TV Show In The World

first_imgThe verdict is out! Google Trends has declared Cosmos-Maya’s hugely popular IP, Motu Patlu as the ninth most searched keyword in India for the year 2018. It is the only kids’ animation show to have featured in the top 10 search trends. This development comes on the back of consistent top television ratings for the show in the country, as Motu Patlu has retained its position in the weekly rankings of 2018.Read it at Animation Express Related Itemslast_img

December 2, 2019 0

Ferrari Spreads Its Indian Wings

first_imgFerrari, whose cars retail from $275,000 to $400,000 plans to open six showrooms in India by 2010. Presently only 36 Ferrari vehicles are on Indian roads, sold through its Singapore dealerships. Rolls Royce currently has a showroom in Mumbai. According to the consultancy firm A. T. Kearney, India’s luxury goods market is expected to hit $30 billion by 2015. Related Itemslast_img

December 2, 2019 0

Bucks’ G-League affiliate picks up Brandon Jennings

first_imgLATEST STORIES Jennings was the 10th overall pick by the Bucks in the 2009 NBA draft, averaging 17.0 points over four seasons in Milwaukee. He was traded to Detroit in July 2013 in a deal that sent Khris Middleton to the Bucks.The 28-year old Jennings played two-plus seasons in Detroit before making stops with the Magic, Knicks and Wizards. He most recently played professionally in China.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View comments Brandon Jennings of the Washington Wizards looks on against the Toronto Raptors at Verizon Center on March 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFPOSHKOSH, Wis. — The developmental league affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks has acquired former Bucks first-round draft pick Brandon Jennings off waivers.The Wisconsin Herd announced that it had picked up Jennings on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting AFP official booed out of forum Neymar not unsettled by Real speculationlast_img read more

November 29, 2019 0