Wisil on track for Rio 2016

Posted On May 26 2020 by

first_imgUnder the guidance of the Australian coaches, Tony and Alison Fairweather, Wisil is working towards meeting the Olympic qualifying time of 11.32 seconds for the 100 metre event (which would also be a PNG National Record).Technique and speed endurance has been the main focus for Wisil.This is already proving fruitful with Wisil setting a PNG National record for the 200m in a blistering 23.43 seconds at the ACT State Championships in Canberra in February. “Toea’s determination and commitment to continually improving herself and pushing herself is paying off.“She is working really hard in every training session and while there is frustration at times, this is often the case when you are trying to make changes to technique you have used for many years. “But she is having more and more sessions and races with very positive aspects and is heading in the right direction,” said Alison.Some of Wisil’s accomplishments so far have been winning five gold medals at the 2011 Pacific Games in New Caledonia, while just missing out on PNG’s first ever track and field medal by .04 of a second at the Commonwealth Games in 2010.In April 2013 Wisil became the first ever Papua New Guinean to hold an Australian national track title when she claimed the 100 metres in Sydney.At last year’s Pacific Games, Wisil won Gold in the 100m, 200m, 400m and 4x 400m and Silver in the 4x100m.last_img read more

Traffic welcomes Ray Allen in Manila

Posted On Jan 19 2020 by

first_imgSearch on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu 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 View comments Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Alora falls to familiar foe, settles for silver in taekwondo National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal LATEST STORIES Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Welcome to Manila, two-time NBA champion Ray Allen.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’Not the best way to greet a basketball legend but the Philippines gave Allen, who arrived here Tuesday, a first hand look of one of the things Manila is infamously known for.ADVERTISEMENT Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: Ray Allen visits Manila“Me and @tyfleming3 ventured into the unknown this morning. We ran through many different neighborhoods often times hoping we were heading in the right direction. The traffic was everywhere!!! #carpediem #tuktuk #manilamiles#runtheworld #runningisfree,” Allen posted on his Instagram account (@trayfour).The 42-year-old Allen flew to Manila from Hong Kong, where he attended a Sneaker Con event.Allen last played for the Miami Heat in the 2014 NBA Finals but only announced his retirement in 2016 in a letter on the Player’s Tribune.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In his post, Allen put some work in, running several miles around Makati. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titleslast_img read more

Coalition seeks alliance with Shuman’s party to pull Amerindian votes

Posted On Jan 11 2020 by

first_img…as coalition still to decide on Granger’s running mateThe A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) is currently in “exploratory” talks with Indigenous Leader Lenox Shuman’s party – the Liberty and Justice Party (LJP) – which is being seen as a move to attract Amerindian voters.Founder of LJP Lenox ShumanLeader of the APNU, President David Granger, on Wednesday confirmed that he has been in preliminary exploratory talks with Shuman, a former Toshao of St Cuthbert’s Mission and former Vice Chair of the National Toshaos Council.“We’re looking for common ground, we’re looking for areas of convergence. The policy of A Partnership for National Unity is that we are inclusionary and we welcome other parties who share our objectives to develop Guyana, Guyana’s children, Guyana’s environment. Mr Shuman has given me the assurance that, you know, there are areas of convergence between the Liberty and Justice Party (LJP) and what he thinks the APNU stands for,” he told reporters.President David GrangerAccording to Granger, while Shuman is convinced that there is a wide area of convergence between the policies of the two parties, no actual agreement has been made by the two sides.It was reported that Shuman says he will be doing a final analysis before making any decision on possibly coalescing with other parties. He has reportedly held talks with the other political parties.He contends that his intention is not to get positions but to further development for a better Guyana. He also wants to ensure that the resources from the impending oil and gas be equally distributed among all Guyanese, especially the Indigenous people.Despite this position, Shuman is looking to join forces with a party whose Junior Social Protection Minister Keith Scott back in 2017 said Amerindians were “avaricious” since they had too much land and threatened that they would not benefit from the new oil revenues –something which he still refuses to apologise for to date.Nevertheless, the LJP and APNU are expected to meet again sometime this month.The APNU is a five-party alliance led by the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) and comprises of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), Justice for All Party (JFAP), National Front Alliance (NFA) and the Guyana Action Party (GAP).The PNC-led APNU has managed to pull in most small parties in Guyana, including the country’s largest third force – the Alliance for Change (AFC) – which it coalesced with back in 2015 to get into office.In fact, these talks between LJP and the APNU come even as the APNU is in the process of reviewing the Cummingsburg Accord, which was signed in 2015, with its minority coalition partner AFC.“We’re multi-tasking… The APNU is looking after its relation with the Alliance for Change as well as the proposal relation with the Liberty and Justice Party,” Granger told reporters on Wednesday.With regards to ongoing renegotiation process with the AFC, the APNU leader noted they have already completed the first step in a three-stage process, that is, agreeing to a set of joint core principles.He previously revealed that the five partners within the APNU fraction compiled a list of core principles which included issues surrounding Indigenous affairs and cash grants from oil revenues, among others. These have been accepted by the AFC.Going forward now, Granger said that the committee is currently at the stage of ironing the process to review the Accord. Following this, they will establish a joint manifesto for next year’s March 2 General and Regional Elections.However, an issue that has been stirring much controversy in recent times is the APNU leader’s running mate for the upcoming polls. Granger will be returning as the APNU’s Presidential Candidate.The Cummingsburg Accord stipulates that the APNU gets the Presidential Candidate and the AFC will provide the prime ministerial candidate. As such, the minority party has elected its leader, Khemraj Ramjattan, to run alongside Granger at next year’s elections.But while Ramjattan and the AFC is confident that he will be running as the PM candidate, the APNU is yet to accept his candidacy. The majority coalition party said that this will have to be discussed by the two coalition partners.According to Granger on Wednesday, this topic is yet to come up for discussion.“It is not something that has been discussed. I pointed out, previously, that we look at principles before personalities; it is important we get the principles, and we’ve hammered out the core principles. We’re now hammering out the revision of the Cummingsburg Accord and then we’ll come to personalities in due course. We’re not in a hurry,” he asserted.Since coming into office after joining forces with the APNU, the minority AFC has been heavily criticised for the submissive role it has been playing, especially when it comes to key national issues.last_img read more


Posted On Dec 26 2019 by

first_imgONE of Donegal’s best-known car dealerships has closed its doors.Despite an apparent upturn in car sales, the closure yesterday of Mulroy Letterkenny has shocked many in the industry.The dealership, which was run by Andrew and Hazel Stewart, dealt in the sales and services of leading car brands including BMW, Seat and Saab. A statement from the owners who have operated out of their premises on Canal Road said they were sad to close the business.“Due to a change in direction Andrew and Hazel Stewart, the owners of Mulroy Letterkenny, have decided to resign as service partners with effect from Thursday 21st April 2011.“The company will no longer operate the motor business thereafter,” it said.The statement also added “Andrew and Hazel and all the team would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the customers and suppliers who have done business with the company over the years.” It is still unclear if the BMW, Seat and Saab franchise will continue locally.EndsSHOCK AS WELL-KNOWN LETTERKENNY CAR DEALERSHIP CLOSES ITS DOORS was last modified: April 21st, 2011 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:closesMulroy Letterkennylast_img read more


Posted On Dec 25 2019 by

first_imgBY IAIN MILLER: After 5 consecutive days and nights of sub zero temperatures in Co Donegal, the large snow dump of the previous week was showing signs of good consolidation and the high reaches of the counties north faces were showing good signs of the promise of ice. Alas the forecast for next few days was for a warm front to move in and for the rains to come in abundance.The obvious solution to the crisis was to get out and have a wee look for ice before the weekends rains arrive.And so, Kevin McGee, Patrick McDermott and myself went on a wee quest up the north face of Muckish Mountain in search of ice.Kevin and myself arrived and set off up the last 500m of hard frozen iced road to the Muckish North face road end, things were indeed very wintery. We headed up towards The Hog’s Back buttress where with it’s North East aspect, minimal drainage and only partially frozen turf, it was not in a climbable winter condition. We contoured around the coire staying as high as we could passing through many outstanding winterised mountain features inc 8 foot ice chandeliers, ice pillars, walls of drifted spindrift and a cave with an icicled roof. This was an outstanding full on winters journey and it took us to the base of Balor’s Buttress, where Kevin had a very cunning plan and out of the cloud, winds and mist Patrick joined us for a wee play.Kevin’s plan was to climb a new route up the very steep and ice covered buttress. Kevin led off and climbed a new 25m pitch of grade V winter mixed climbing to an exposed ledge half way up the buttress. Patrick and myself followed him up and Kevin led of the 2nd pitch of very hard climbing indeed. After a bit of airtime from Kevin, (he fell off in spectacular style) and with darkness approaching we abseiled back to the ground and walked off the mountain in growing darkness.AN absolutely outstanding day out in very rare winter conditions in the Donegal mountains.For more information and a free guide to winter mountaineering in Donegal, http://www.uniqueascent.ie/winter_climbing DDTV: INCREDIBLE VIDEO FOOTAGE OF ICE-CLIMBING ON MUCKISH was last modified: January 26th, 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:DDTV: INCREDIBLE VIDEO FOOTAGE OF ICE-CLIMBING ON MUCKISHlast_img read more


Posted On Dec 24 2019 by

first_imgThe case against a civil servant accused of accessing information at the Department of Social Protection to pass on to a third party is almost ready, a court has been told.Rory Lenihan, 47, appeared before Letterkenny District Court today facing a total of 64 charges.The offences are alleged to have taken place at the Department of Social Protection at Oliver Plunkett Road in Letterkenny between January 8th and October, 2010. Garda Inspector David Kelly told the court that a book of evidence in the case is almost ready.He asked for the case to be put back until October for hearing.Lenihan, of 2A Ballaghaderg, Letterkenny, was present in court.The court also heard a request to relax Lenihan’s bail conditions as he was taking up a driving job.The application was granted by Judge Paul Kelly.The accused is currently on bail having surrendered his passport and signs on at Letterkenny Garda station each week.CASE AGAINST DONEGAL CIVIL SERVANT ACCUSED OF PASSING ON INFORMATION ALMOST READY was last modified: July 28th, 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:Department of Social Protectiondonegalpassing informationRory Lenihanlast_img read more

Cloughfin NS go forward to Our World Irish Aid Awards national finals

Posted On Dec 22 2019 by

first_imgPupils from Cloughfin National School, Lifford Co. Donegal are celebrating making it to the national final of the prestigious 2018 Our World Irish Aid Awards. The announcement was made this week at the regional final at the Model Arts Centre, Sligo which saw 13 primary schools from the region compete for three of 12 places at the national final, Best Regional Newcomer, and Special Distinction Awards.Our Display Board is ready for the Our World Irish Aid Awards regional finals in Sligo tomorrow. Pupils designed 17 shoeboxes, (one for each of the goals) used l.e.d. bulbs to light them up and used our green screen to teach others about the countries that Irish Aid assists. pic.twitter.com/F3w62lHN4q— Cloughfin N.S. (@CloughfinNS) May 13, 2018 Cloughfin NS will travel to Dublin Castle on Wednesday 20th June 2018 to showcase their project as they compete for the overall ‘Our World Irish Aid Awards’ trophy.As well as exhibiting their work and taking part in a number of activities at the regional final, pupils and teachers heard from special speaker Garda Darran Conlon who shared his experience of promoting diversity through sport in Ballyhaunis and, in particular, his commitment to the integration of immigrant children, many of whom are from developing countries.Students from St Eunans NS and Buncrana NS were also honoured at the Sligo regional final.Pictured are Margaret Carton, Our World Irish Aid, Fiona Farry, Principal, Luka Greene, Cora Porter and Ciara  Hegarty. Picture: Clive Wasson.Cloughfin NS go forward to Our World Irish Aid Awards national finals was last modified: May 16th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:cloughfin NSOur World Irish Aid Awardslast_img read more

Rowett admits stuttering Derby are feeling nervous

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesDerby County boss Gary Rowett admitted his side are showing signs of anxiety after a 1-1 draw at QPR extended their winless run to six matches.Andreas Weimann’s goal seven minutes before half-time looked like getting the Rams’ faltering promotion challenge back on track.However, Massimo Luongo’s late header earned a deserved point for QPR.Rowett said: “We looked a little bit nervous. We looked like the situation is just getting to us a tiny bit.“But we got to a point where we could win the game and once again we don’t do our jobs properly.“Again it’s a sickening blow but it’s one that unfortunately we’ve just got to take on our chin and go again.”The manner of Rangers’ goal frustrated Rowett, whose team remain fifth in the Sky Bet Championship but are now just four points clear of seventh-placed Bristol City.Luke Freeman delivered a left-wing free-kick and an unchallenged Luongo nodded home.Rowett said: “You know against QPR they are going to put balls into your box at the likes of Matt Smith and I thought we dealt with that pretty well.“We defended really well and looked like we were seeing the game out. It looked like we’d weathered everything we needed to weather.“But unfortunately, in this game, if you switch off for a second, make a silly error and don’t pick someone up, that’s what happens.“It’s happened to us too often. It’s no good doing your job for 86 minutes and then switching off for one second. That can cost you the win.“If looked as though we were going to get that scruffy win we were waiting for.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndolast_img read more

A’s postseason hopes rest on patchwork pitching staff

Posted On Dec 20 2019 by

first_imgOAKLAND — The unofficial second half of the baseball season is days away, and the A’s, sitting with a 50-41 record, are primed for a run at the postseason.They’ll take on the Chicago White Sox at home just 1.5 games back of the Cleveland Indians for the second wild-card spot and 7.5 games back of the Houston Astros for first place in the AL West.It all feels familiar — the A’s needed to win 97 games for the second wild card in 2018.All the A’s do is hit, it seems, but how can the pitching …last_img read more

Synapsids Went Extinct, but Did They Evolve?

Posted On Dec 19 2019 by

first_img(Visited 1,044 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Evolutionists call them “mammal-like reptiles,” but a very large fossil synapsid upsets evolutionary ideas.It was as big as a hippo, and apparently very successful as an animal. New Scientist writes, “Ancient hippo-like reptile was a giant to rival the dinosaurs.” Science Magazine writes, “Giant mammal cousin rivaled early dinosaurs.” What was this creature, exactly? And why are evolutionists so startled by it?Imagine if you crossed a rhino with a giant turtle and then supersized the result: You might get something like Lisowicia bojani, a newly discovered Triassic mammal cousin that had a body shaped like a rhinoceros, a beak like a turtle, and weighed as much as an African elephant, about 9 tons. Paleontologists say this startling creature offers a new view of the dawn of the age of the dinosaurs. Researchers had thought that during the late Triassic, from about 240 million until 201 million years ago, early mammals and their relatives retreated to the shadows while dinosaurs rose up, growing to huge sizes. The new find means the story wasn’t quite so simple, suggesting the same evolutionary forces that favored giant dinosaurs were at work on other creatures as well.(We pause to point out that evolution is not a force; that idea is a farce. Evolution is a narrative gloss painted on the observations after data are collected and placed into the prefabricated moyboy timeline. Isn’t it odd, too, that “the same evolutionary forces” made some animals larger and some animals smaller at the same time?)Taxonomy is a curious beast when working with extinct animals. Synapsids were dubbed “mammal-like reptiles” by early evolutionary paleontologists, but could be as easily called “reptile-like mammals,” if it were not for the insistence by Darwinians that in the Triassic, mammals had not yet evolved. Since these creatures preceded the Age of Dinosaurs, they had to be reptiles, right? – even if they were “mammal-like.” Science Daily asks a pertinent question: “What makes a mammal a mammal?” The answer provided in the article is “our spine,” primarily its shape. None of the usual defining attributes of a mammal (hair, mammary glands, live birth) are mentioned. In fact, Wikipedia cannot be certain that some synapsids did not have hair and mammary glands. Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Rare skin impressions show some horny coverings, but living pangolins and armadillos have those.Reconstructed skeleton of Lisowicia. Courtesy Tomasz Sulej, co-author of the paper.Synapsids (“fused arch”) are subdivided into other groups based on assumed phylogenetic relationships. But talk of anapsids, diapsids, therapsids, dicynodonts (“two dog tooth”), or which is ancestral to what can obscure a bigger topic of interest: these were big, successful beasts! Look at the fossil diagram of Lisowicia in New Scientist: it’s huge. It’s built like a tank. Look at the powerful legs, large skull, and five-digit feet. Think of all the muscle and nerves to move this animal. “The creature was 5 metres long, 3 metres tall and weighed 9 tonnes,” Michael LePage says. A lizard can’t ask Darwin, “supersize me!” and have this creature emerge. Gigantism requires lots of coordinated changes to multiple body systems. What’s more, the animal was “more closely related to mammals than dinosaurs“. Remember, this is from a period that evolutionists insist came before the dinosaurs had their heyday, and long before big mammals supposedly evolved. The Darwinians insist they were active for well over 50 million years! They thought synapsids were dying out, then this monster shows up. That implies that others of similar size existed, but have not been found yet.In Science, Gretchen Vogel quotes paleontologist Steven Brusatte showing that the fossil from Poland is doing violence to Darwinian just-so stories:Researchers had thought that during the Late Triassic, from about 240 million until 201 million years ago, early mammals and their relatives “retreated to the shadows while dinosaurs rose up and grew to huge sizes,” Brusatte says. “That’s the story I tell my students in my lectures. But this throws a wrench into that simple tale,” suggesting the same evolutionary forces that favored giant dinosaurs were at work on other creatures as well.One co-author remarked, “How many surprises are still waiting for us in the rocks?” Fox News Science quotes one of the co-authors showing what a surprise this “rhino-elephant” was. Notice the damage a single fossil can do to a theory:“Lisowicia is the youngest dicynodont and the largest non-dinosaurian terrestrial tetrapod from the Triassic. It’s natural to want to know how dicynodonts became so large. Lisowicia is hugely exciting because it blows holes in many of our classic ideas of Triassic ‘mammal-like’ reptiles.”First begun in 2005 but only written up today, the excavation of the Lisowicia bojani in Poland reveals for the first time that mammal-like dicynodonts lived at the same time as the sauropodomorph group of dinosaurs, which includes the Diplodocus and Brachiosaurus species.And for those interested in evolution, the excavation also proves that some characteristic anatomical features of mammals – such as upright limbs – were also present among dicynodonts and similar herbivorous reptiles.It is therefore a significant finding, one that forces prehistorians and paleontologists to revise their theories on the Earth’s Triassic period and on the evolution of mammals.Once again, we see evolutionists get excited about being falsified. And yet their tale-telling goes on, without any repentance for having misled students for a century about ‘mammal-like reptiles.’ Does the term really mean anything? Does calling this beast a ‘two dog-tooth’ member of the ‘fused-arch’ group mean they understand it?The Science Daily article does its best to add a Darwin spin to the story, talking about changes to this or that part of the spine. But what about all the other body parts, especially the soft tissues of the organs that we cannot see? Just because synapsids went extinct doesn’t mean they evolved from something else and were evolving into mammals. “Dicynodonts were amazingly successful animals in the Middle and Late Triassic,” comments the co-discoverer from Uppsala University.These fossils need some fresh eyes with the Darwin glasses off. It’s not clear from the reports whether the variety of animals lumped into the taxonomic categories really belong there. We have almost no soft tissue, and just bone fragments assembled by people who never saw the beasts. When animals fit the Darwin pattern, they call it divergent evolution. When they don’t, they pour on the Darwin Flubber and spin tales of convergent evolution or parallel evolution or ghost lineages. Then there is the Darwin spin called “mosaic evolution” where animals seem to have traits from different groups. Darwinists have built a system immune to falsifiability. No matter what happened, “it evolved” – end of story. Glimpses of trouble behind the facade come when you see them continually being surprised by “monkey wrenches” appearing in the “simple tale” told to students.The fossil record clearly shows a world impoverished of many animals no longer living. If only a few survived the great catastrophe that creationists talk about, then it need not imply a long period of evolving ancestry. Darwinism distracts attention from the true wonder of these animals: the intelligent design evident in their powerful bones, organs, systems, and capabilities.last_img read more