LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite MOST READ “Coach (Roger Gorayeb) always tells us that it’s good we’re enjoying but we have to stay calm and focused.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Our performance this conference has been inconsistent going up and down so this will give us confidence going into the semifinals,” said Malabanan after their game at Filoil Flying V Centre.Bali Pure finished the preliminaries with a 4-3 record and closed the seven-game span with back-to-back wins with Malabanan taking center stage in the two victories.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Malabanan led the team in scoring in both wins and averaged 15 a game in the two closeout matches.“We’re confident but I don’t want to say we’re overconfident,” said Malabanan who had 16 points against the Lady Warriors. “Sometimes we over-enjoy and we relax a bit and when we do that we’re not that focused.” ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return View comments Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBali Pure utility Jerrili Malabanan knows her team has suffered a bit of a funk but after a convincing win over Pocari Sweat in their final game in elimination round, she’s confident they’ll make a splash come the semifinals.The Water Defenders trounced the Lady Warriors in straight sets 25-21, 25-16, 25-23, to take the fourth seed in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Ernest Obiena resets PH pole vault record in Germany tilt Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’
Members of the Can’t pay Won’t pay group en route to Dublin today.A huge contingent of people from across Donegal are expected to travel to protest in Dublin today against the proposed water charges.Up to 20 buses are understood to have been booked as large numbers of local people join in the Right2Water national demonstration outside Leinster House.Many others from Donegal are understood to be joining the march but traveling to Dublin using their own personal transport. The protest is the latest action in the ongoing campaign against the introduction of water charges.Donegal Right2Water PRO Gary Doherty says in the region of 15-20 buses will be leaving Donegal tomorrow.Speaking today he said “We are aware of at least 15 buses leaving Donegal, organised by groups such as Right2Water, Sinn Fèin, Can’t Pay Won’t Pay and others.“We are delighted with the commitment that the people of Donegal are showing to the Right2Water campaign, and the fact that such numbers are travelling to Dublin tomorrow is a testament to the level of feeling in the County against these water charges.” He continued “The protest will prove to the Government once and for all that no concessions will be enough to buy our acquiescence to water charges. We have seen in the last number of weeks that citizens in Donegal have been amongst the most active in the country in opposing the instalation of meters. We will not be bought by cheap promises by this coalition which has repeatedly failed the Irish People. We are taking no more.”“The thousands outside Dáil Eireann tomorrow will hopefully signal the death knell for the Government, and the beginning of the end of Irish Water.”Those travelling to Dublin are being urged to contact their local Right2Water organiser for departure and pick-up times.BUSLOADS OF DONEGAL ANTI-WATER CHARGE PROTESTORS TO MARCH ON LEINSTER HOUSE TODAY was last modified: December 10th, 2014 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:DONGALdublinLeinster Housemarchprotestwater charges
The €50 winners in the Annual Lotto for Week 15 were Hugh Devenney, Laghey and Marcus Monaghan, Drumlonagher. The numbers drawn were 8, 13, 20 & 22 with the jackpot now standing at €2,600.The Club will host the Sam Maguire Cup and a number of the Donegal players in Dom’s Pier 1 on Tuesday November 6th from 9.00 pm. Eveybody welcome.Tickets for the Neven Maguire Christmas Cookery Demonstration on Wednesday November 7th are now on sale from Bord na nOg committee members, underage managers and at Reception in the Abbey Hotel. The Sam Maguire Cup and a number of the Donegal players will also be in attendance on the night. GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 22nd, 2012 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:Four Masters club notes
Domestic Home Insulation Installer’s Training CoursesThe Letterkenny Community Centre are now organising a Domestic Home Insulation training course which covers both hands on, practical and background theory in topics such as an introduction to insulation materials, building regulations, how to assess a buildings insulation requirements, plumbing and electrical considerations together with health and safety requirements. Enquires and starting date; phone Terence on 0863192721Course Duration: 3 Days Course Times: 9am-5pmAccreditation: FETAC Level 5 (component Certificate) Bounce & Tone NEW Class Times from Wednesday 21st MarchMondays 5.30-6.30pm, Wednesdays 5.30-6.30pm, Fridays 10-11am.Cost – 10 week course €40 or pay €5 per class Junior Soccer CampIndoor Easter Camp at Letterkenny Community Centre for boys & girls aged 7-12yrs.Monday 2nd – Thursday 5th April 10.00am-2.00pm Cost €40 per personLimited places Medals & Trophies. Lunch at 12 noon daily Bring boots for outdoor – weather permitting. Contact reception on 074 91 22761 for booking information.Livewire Easter CampLivewire Easter Camp at Letterkenny Community Centre for kids aged 6 to 13 yrs.Tuesday 10th – Friday 13th April 10.00am-5.00pm Cost €65 per personContact reception on 074 91 22761 for booking information. LOCAL NEWS: LETTERKENNY NOTES was last modified: March 9th, 2012 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:LOCAL NEWS: LETTERKENNY NOTES
Years before he would lead the Drake University men’s soccer team to the NCAA Tournament and sign his first pro contract, Enna fell in love with soccer at a young age. Enna’s father, Rick, was Steven’s role model growing up, and coached him during Steven’s time at St. James Academy in Lenexa, Kansas. “I was very impressed with the school and how well-respected it was,” Enna said. “I knew that I would walk away with a great soccer experience as well as a great education.” Enna had older friends playing for the Bulldogs who spoke highly of the program, the team chemistry and the soccer. Those testimonials encouraged him to take a visit, and he fell in love with Drake immediately. With a pedigree of that caliber, Enna had colleges lining up for his services. He chose Drake, and he credits that decision for many of the successes he has enjoyed since. Everything seemed to be setting up for a superb senior year, but adversity struck as Enna suffered a season-ending foot injury just two games into the season. … During Enna’s time with the program, the Bulldogs won 37 games and claimed the 2015 MVC Tournament championship. Enna’s considerable achievements on the field – highlighted by his goal in the NCAA Tournament and his All-MVC honors – are matched by his exploits off the field, as he earned recognition for his success in completing undergraduate and Master’s degrees from Drake. Much of FC Fredericia’s success this season is due to Enna, who has scored nine goals and notched two assists halfway through his first season as a professional. He has also endeared himself to the Red Pride, a group of die-hard FC Fredericia fans. They chant, “Steven’s on FIRE, your defense is terrified because Steven’s on FIRE, FIRE, FIRE, la la la la la la la!” Enna credits his experience at Drake in helping prepare him for the next level. On the field, Enna put an exclamation point on his college career by recording five goals and three assists en route to being tabbed an All-MVC selection for the third time, in addition to garnering all-region recognition. On June 27, 2019, two weeks after his tryout, Enna inked a two-year contract to join the club. With Rick at the helm and Steven starring on the field – he was named a NSCAA All-American in 2013 and earned the 2013-14 Gatorade Player of the Year Award in Kansas – the Thunder twice advanced to the state championship game. Enna redshirted to gain a fifth season of eligibility, finished his finance degree, and used the extra year to complete his Master’s in Business Administration. His achievements in the classroom earned him spots on the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team and the CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team. Enna put his skills on display in front of multiple European clubs, and he performed well enough to receive a call from FC Fredericia, a club based in Denmark that competes in the Danish First Division (also called the NordicBet Liga). He is proof that at Drake, student-athletes can do it all; get a quality education, have a great experience and pursue academic and athletic excellence. “You can call us a team, but it really is a family,” Enna said. “Go Bulldogs!” Enna’s college career is one marked by steady improvement – a testament to his consistency and hard work. Stay up to date on Steven’s soccer journey by following his Instagram account, @stennafc. Print Friendly Version “That was a special moment for me,” Enna said. “A true dream come true.” Enna used his successes as motivation to accomplish his ultimate goal: becoming a professional soccer player. That childhood dream became a reality after he attended a three-day AX Soccer Tour combine in Atlanta, Georgia. “I am proud to be a Drake Bulldog and I am extremely thankful that I was able to have the opportunity to play a sport, study and experience college alongside some of my closest friends,” Enna said. Those cheers rained down from the stands when Enna recorded the first hat trick of his professional career against Nykobing FC. As of Nov. 7, FC Fredericia is tied for first place in the league with 32 points through 16 games. If the club finishes at the top of the table, it earns a promotion to the Danish Superliga, the top league in Denmark. Enna, a 6-foot-4 forward, collected Missouri Valley Conference All-Freshman honors after scoring three goals in 16 games during his first campaign donning the blue and white. As a sophomore, he started 18 of 19 games and tallied four goals. He helped the Bulldogs win the MVC Championship and reach the NCAA Tournament as they defeated No. 18 Kentucky, 2-1. Enna found the back of the net in Drake’s second-round match against Creighton, checking another milestone off his list. “During my time at Drake I was able to develop as a person and had to learn to handle adversity,” Enna said. “Gareth Smith and Kyle Smith make it known that they are there for their players. They are always encouraging players to become better, to work hard and go the extra mile. They are open in their communication and always welcome players into their office to talk about film, trainings, life and more. They have helped me tremendously during my time at Drake and I thank them for all they have done.” Enna built on that momentum and broke out as a junior, setting a personal best by scoring five goals and earning All-MVC honors for the second time in his career. He viewed the setback as an opportunity, and he approached the situation with a renewed sense of perspective and purpose. Even though Enna is overseas and more than 4,300 miles away from Drake’s campus, he still represents Des Moines’ hometown team as he lives out his childhood dream. From Overland Park, Kansas, to Des Moines, Iowa, to Fredericia, Denmark, Steven Enna has turned his passion into his profession, and he has done it all the right way.
Tags: Mbarara Cityonduparaka fcStarTimes Uganda Premeir League Onduparaka have won all of their last three league home fixtures (File Photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier League Onduparaka FC vs Mbarara City FCGreen Light Stadium, AruaFriday, 04-01-2019 @4:30pmARUA – Onduparaka FC welcome Mbarara City at the Green Light Stadium in Arua on Friday afternoon as the StarTimes Uganda Premier Leagu continues.Ahead of the game, both sides are enjoying a brilliant campaign so far as the hosts currently sit third while Mbarara are 4th in the standings.Of late, they have both been in fairly good form with Onduparaka winning 5 of their last 7 games in all competitions while the Ankole Lions are currently on the 3 match winning run.Mbarara’s Karim Ndugwa, Rashid Mohammed and Coach Charles Livingstone Mbabazi will come up against their former pay masters.Both sides are currently on 23 points, 7 behind leaders KCCA (30).Match Facts:This will be the third top flight meeting between the two sides.Going into the game, Onduparaka have never defeated Mbarara before (D1 L1).Last season, Mbarara collected 4 points off the Caterpillars including one in the 0-0 draw in the reverse fixture.Onduparaka head into the game on the back of a 3-1 loss away to URA, but that was only their second loss in their last 6 games (W4 D0).At home, they are currently on a three match winning run that has seen them score 7 goals and concede only two.Mbarara head into Friday’s game currently unbeaten in their last three league games (W2 D1). Their last league loss came on 30th November away to Police FC.However, their away form is worrying so far, winning only one of their five fixtures (D1 L3).Other fixtures on Friday:-KCCA FC vs Police FC @4pm-Tooro United FC vs Ndejje University FC @4:30pmComments
The Department of Education has been urged to engage with school secretaries in County Donegal.Deputy McConalogue has made the call as school secretaries in the county and nationwide announced that they would embark on a campaign of industrial action from September 20th.Deputy McConalogue said: “This situation has been allowed to develop because the department have stood by despite repeated calls from Fianna Fáil to engage with and support school secretaries. “90% of school secretaries are paid for out of school funding and do not have the same safeguards in place as the 10% employed directly by the Department.“They are often at a great disadvantage when it comes to sick leave, the certainty of hours or pay increases. I know of some school secretaries who have spent the summer months in receipt of social welfare payments.“This is not the way that we should be treating vital education staff. Particularly when other people, doing the very same job, have vastly improved conditions.“The Department of Education is dragging its feet when it comes to a resolution to this issue. In fact, the Workplace Relations Commission has mandated that talks would take place this year between the Government and the Unions. “The Minister must ensure that these negotiations take place immediately, ahead of any planned industrial action, and that the Department engages meaningfully with a view to addressing the genuine concerns of school secretaries across Donegal.“The Minister claimed he recognised this as a matter for concern in the past, he now needs to use his position to secure the future of the 90% of school secretaries who deserve recognition for the vital work they do”, concluded Deputy McConalogue.Department of Education urged to engage with school secretaries in Donegal was last modified: September 9th, 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)
(Visited 38 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Students and teachers are catching on to the potential of biological design to inspire good science.Noticing that the blades in many wind farms were not turning, Michael Carruth, a junior at Colorado University, thought there must be a more efficient design for a wind turbine. Taking inspiration from birds, flowers and various wing types, he invented one. His professor encouraged it. The take-away quote from an article in Science Daily is from his instructor, Michael Belluci:“Michael was looking at biomimicry, taking inspiration from the natural world to build something that’s beautiful, efficient and sustainable,” said Bellucci. “We teach our students to use natural systems to influence design, because design is inherent in everything. ENVD students have a broader picture of the world.“The word design is found all through the article. Carruth was first attracted to the environmental design program at CU, because, he says, “I like the freedom of expression that comes with design.” His turbine uses sails that open and close to increase efficiency. “Even the design is drawn from nature, mimicking a wing or a flower caught in the air.” His design project, named VAST (Vertical-Axis Sail-Turbine), even attracted a research grant.“I want to make the world better in terms of exploring new ways of doing architecture,” he [Carruth] said. “Philosophically changing our relationship with problems, which requires a different level of design. I feel a deep connection with trees, wind, water and light. A lot of that is what drives my desire for change.”There’s no shortage of subject matter to provide inspiration. Here are some other recent advances in biomimetics:Bat-flight inspires unique design for micro air vehicles (Science Daily): Work on micro-air vehicles (MAVs) at the University of Southampton shows that biomimetics is thriving across the pond: “One emerging trend among MAV developers is to draw inspiration from the natural world to design vehicles that can achieve better flight performance and that offer similar levels of controllability to small drones but use the efficiency provided by wings to fly much further [sic].”Material heterogeneity in cancellous bone promotes deformation recovery after mechanical failure (PNAS): This paper tells why your bones are resistant to breaking. “The ability to recover deformation after failure improves long-term function of bones after a fracture. Our findings suggest a previously unidentified design strategy of man-made foams in which material heterogeneity can be used to mitigate the effect of local failure to better maintain mechanical function.”Sponge structure key to mopping up oil spills (Science Daily): While not mentioning biological inspiration specifically, this article talks about research in Italy working on “An interconnected structure, which water can easily flow through,” that “is key to creating a highly effective mechanical sponge for clearing oil spills.” Marine sponges fit this description.Super-stretchy robot skin can become brighter when it bends (New Scientist): “A glowing skin for robots can also be stretched to more than six times its original size. It was inspired by octopuses, whose colour-changing organs and flexible bodies allow them to modify their posture and hue for communication and camouflage.” Lots of applications foreseen here, from electronics to “mood robots” (see Science Daily). The research is published in Science Magazine.Unlocking the secrets of squid sucker ring teeth (Science Daily): Surprise: the sharp “teeth” that line the suckers of some squid tentacles are composed entirely of proteins like the ones in spider silk, without any bone or mineral. “Those proteins, called suckerins, give the teeth their strength and stretchiness, and could one day be used as the basis for biomaterials with many potential biomedical applications.”Bendy bugs inspire roboticists (Nature): Elizabeth Pennisi writes about how scientists are fascinated with cockroaches, honeybees and bumblebees. Why? They can bend without breaking. “By mimicking the combination of rigid and flexible parts that gives insect exoskeletons and wings their resilience, biomechanicists are making robots tougher.”Tiny Molecules Could Solve Problems Supercomputers Take Lifetimes to Crack (Live Science): Let’s compare your brain with a supercomputer, shall we?Modern supercomputers are staggeringly powerful. The world’s fastest supercomputer, Tianhe-2 in China, is capable of carrying out up to about 55 quadrillion calculations per second, which is many thousands of times more than a desktop computer or video game console.However, conventional supercomputers generally perform operations in sequence, one at a time. In contrast, brains can perform many operations simultaneously, or in parallel. The human brain also powers these cellular processes by chemically converting the molecule adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, into other molecular forms, an energy-efficient process that generates far less heat than do silicon chips.These factors may partly explain why brains can solve certain problems much faster than can conventional supercomputers while consuming less power. For instance, the human brain consumes only about 20 watts of power, which is barely enough to run a dim light bulb, while Tianhe-2 consumes about 17.8 megawatts of power, which is enough to run about 900,000 such light bulbs.No wonder researchers in England and America are hot on the search to build “biological computers” running on ATP. Climate scientists should take note.Educators are catching on to the fact that biomimetics is where the future is. It’s also where the money is. Smart science seeks to understand basic principles in the natural world and not only explain them but apply them. Biomimetics fulfills those ideals. It is rich with potential. To go to the effort to understand something, you have to be interested in it. What could be more interesting than seeing something in nature working extremely well? Biomimicry is good for students, for professors, for scientists, for engineers, and for governments. Let’s promote it early on in the classroom.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Quietly whistling to himself, the judge strolled by Mike’s steer, giving it a long look. Mike was nervous, but he’d had a good day. He was in the hunt for champion — the last paring down of more than 350 steers. He clutched the halter of his clear favorite, the one he’d had his eye on all year.Mike’s father started a 4-H club with a focus on showing cattle and he and his brothers had done just that from their earliest 4-H days. They were like most 4-H families and there was always the issue of who would get what animal and Mike had spent his show career picking and choosing with his older brothers. This year, though, was different because Mike’s brothers were older and off to college. Mike got first and last choice.The steer he led around the show ring at the command of the whistling judge had come from South Dakota. At 17-years-old Mike went on a December road trip from Ohio to South Dakota with a truck and trailer and his 19-year-old brother. That trip would help shape the next several months of Mike’s life very specifically, and the rest of his life in a general sort of way.It was a long trip for the two boys, but it allowed for the important chance to take a look at some good calves in their natural environment, which Mike really valued in the selection process. Mike had grown up learning how to pick out good calves with his brothers. He found three steers he liked and hauled them back to Ohio. Mike knew they were good.After months of diligent care and long hours spent working with his calves, the county fair had finally come. Mike took two of his three calves. This was the first time he’d ever specifically left one calf at home to save for the Ohio State Fair. The calves both won their classes at the county fair but the whistling judge did not put them at the top. Mike was disappointed, but he pressed on. After all, he’d saved his best steer back home in the barn for the State Fair. One of his county fair steers sold and Mike brought one home.The Ohio State Fair was three weeks away. After some thought, he decided to take both the steer he brought home from the county fair and the steer he’d saved for the occasion to the State Fair — two steers, but he only needed one to have a shot at grand champion.It was a long, hot show. Everyone was tired but Mike remained poised, expertly leading and setting up the Chianina-Angus cross steer he’d saved for this moment from the day he’d picked him out half a nation away many months before. The steer had won his class and, as the show neared its conclusion, his eyes (and the eyes of everyone else in the building) were fixed firmly on the whistling judge.The moments passed with agonizing delay. Mike’s stomach did a few flips. He didn’t notice the heat, the exhaustion or the building of people watching. He just watched that whistling judge.Known around the world for his photographic memory, that same legendary livestock judge whistled his way through Mike’s county fair show and now through the entirety of the Ohio State Fair cattle show. That judge never forgot an animal. He remembered them all. He looked over the Ohio State Fair class-winning lineup with the keenest of eyes one last time.Finally, Mike (and pretty much everyone in the packed stands) let out a gasp as the judge slapped the back of a steer on down the line from Mike to select the champion. Mike was surprised, but not upset in the least.The ringman came up to Mike, knowing what was going on, and asked if Mike wanted to go get his other calf. Mike said, “Heck no I want to show for reserve champion.”Mike didn’t get reserve champion with the steer he’d saved for the Ohio State Fair. He got grand champion with the steer he’d taken to the county fair and brought along to the State Fair. That legendary whistling judge was Herman Purdy, and he remembered that steer from the Champaign County Fair that needed about three weeks of good feeding and care to become a State Fair grand champion.Purdy remembered that exhibitor from the Champaign County Fair too, a young man named Mike Bumgarner. The two spoke after the show.“I knew you’d be showing the wrong calf when you came back out for the champion drive,” Purdy said.Mike laughed and with a respectful smile said, “No you just picked the wrong calf.”Mike went on to sell his grand champion steer to Wendy’s for $26,680, a new Sale of Champions record in 1975. Mike is now the CEO of United Producers, Inc., a cooperative that services 35,000 members, operates 40 facilities and handles approximately 3 million head of livestock annually. Herman Purdy is still known as one of the greatest cattle judges that ever lived. Both left their mark on the Ohio State Fair.The Ohio State Fair Junior Market Beef Show is on Aug. 5 and the 50th Sale of Champions is Aug. 6. Come and watch as Ohio’s livestock legends are born.