CLONMANY’S MARTINA WINS €25,000 ON LOTTO SHOW

first_imgMartina Callaghan from Clonmay, Co. Donegal won €25,000, including a luxury holiday, at the National Lottery’s Money Spinner event held at the Slieve Russell Hotel, Cavan on Saturday 26 July 2014. Pictured at the presentation of winning cheques were, from left to right: Brian Ormond, game show host; Martina Callaghan, winning player and Harry Cooke, Head of Operations, The National Lottery. The winning ticket was purchased in SuperValu, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal.Pic: Mac Innes PhotographyDONEGAL woman Martina Callaghan has something to cheer about today – she’s just won €25,000 including luxury holiday on a lotto game show.She won the cash on RTE’s Money Spinner TV programme.Martina is a retired factory worker.  She is from a family of six: James Anthony, Margaret Theresa, Veronica and John, who live in the area and brother Marius who lives in England with his wife Margaret and daugher Narelle.  She is close to her grandnieces and grandnephews Amy, Liam, Chloe, Lucy, Niamh and Eamer. Martina normally puts her nephews and nieces names on the Scratch Card but for some unknown reason she put her own name on this particular Scratch Card for the first time ever and had the luck to be drawn!Martina walks every day. She loves listening to country and western music, especially Big Tom. She would have travelled everywhere to see him – that’s her Garth Brooks! She last saw him live last October.Her grandniece Chloe gave her a teddy bear to bring with her for luck when spinning the wheel.“I can’t believe it, I still feel I’m chatting about somebody else.” Martina hasn’t even thought about how she will spend her winnings as she just felt so lucky to be a Money Spinner contestant. CLONMANY’S MARTINA WINS €25,000 ON LOTTO SHOW was last modified: July 28th, 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:clonmanyMartina CallaghanMOney Spinnernational lotteryRTETVlast_img read more

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Early Humans Have Always Been Smart

first_imgEvolutionists trying to portray ‘primitive’ humans as evolving ‘hominids’ beneath our intellectual abilities keep running afoul of new discoveries.Neanderthals’ lack of drawing ability may relate to hunting techniques. Science Daily reports another revision about Neanderthal Man. The lack of artwork attributed to them could be explained by differences in hunting techniques: “Spear-throwing gave Homo sapiens better eye-hand coordination, smarter brains.” So now, an evolutionist presents a “new theory of the human evolution of the human brain” that gives pride of place to so-called ‘modern humans’ while admitting that “Neanderthals had large brains and made complex tools.” So even though he admits that “Neanderthals, whose ancestors left Africa for Eurasia before modern human ancestors, used thrusting spears at close range to kill horses, reindeer, bison, and other large game that had not developed an innate wariness of humans,” this evolutionist weaves a story that Neanderthals, who migrated long distances before ‘modern’ humans, and were highly successful for a long time, and interbred with modern humans, were beneath the intelligence of ‘modern’ humans just because we don’t see their cave paintings yet. Evolutionary historical racism lives on.Put a suit on a Neanderthal and most people wouldn’t notice the difference. There are people with Neanderthal traits today.Rare wooden tools show that Neanderthals got creative with fire (New Scientist). Maybe Neanderthals preferred sculpture or engineering to painting. This article by Michael Marshall says, “A rare cache of wooden tools created by Neanderthals suggests our cousins knew how to make implements with fire and used them to dig up plants buried underground for food.” Jeff Hoffecker at PNAS is impressed with “The complexity of Neanderthal technology.” In fact, Hoffecker concludes, Neanderthal technology exhibits the same kind of “computational complexity (and working memory capacity) of an unrestricted grammar or natural language.”Someone made advanced stone tools in India 172,000 years ago (New Scientist). Michael Marshall also puzzles over stone tools way too early for the standard evolutionary “out of Africa” timeline.  Paleoanthropology textbooks seem to go obsolete the moment they leave the press.A mysterious cache of stone tools may end up revising our species’ prehistory. It seems people in Africa, Europe and Asia all invented the same kind of tools around 280,000 years ago. The find implies that, even this long ago, ideas could spread over thousands of miles.So drastic is this anomaly to the standard timeline, National Geographic says “Stone Tools Found in India Upend Tale of Human Migration Out of Africa.” We can expect more upsets, because “India’s ancient humans are understudied,” the article says. Patrick Randolph-Quinney at The Conversation is even more shocked, leading with the headline: “Indian stone tools could dramatically push back date when modern humans first left Africa.” He doesn’t know which hypothesis to choose. All of them seem improbable, and certainly at odds with previous notions taught in the public schools throughout the 20th century:The new findings could mean that archaic humans in India developed such technology all on their own, which some researchers have previously suggested. However, it could also mean that modern humans left Africa much earlier than recent archaeological and palaeontological evidence on Africa’s doorstep suggests. In fact, they could have left Africa shortly after evolving, making it as far as the east coast of India in perhaps a few tens of thousands of years.Artists have long portrayed ‘less-than-modern’ humans as brutes.He thinks that a few tens of thousands of years is a short time. But does it not stretch credulity to imagine beings smart enough to make tools and migrate over continents taking so long to get to India?Ancient rock art rewrites the natural history of Arabia (New Scientist). Petroglyphs in Arabia show something else interesting: “rock engravings in north-west Saudi Arabia suggest that the region was once home to a host of unexpected animals.” This is just 11,000 years ago, mind you. It shows that regions can undergo large ecological swings in relatively short times.Now rock engravings in north-west Saudi Arabia suggest that the region was once home to a host of unexpected animals. They say the tracks are 700,000 years old. Something about them, though, looks very familiar, as if a child is learning from dad how to hunt. Bennett and Reynolds, at The Conversation, weave tall tales about the society above the footprints:The findings create a unique and momentary insight into the world of a child long ago. They clearly were not left at home with a babysitter when the parents were hunting. In the harsh savannah plains of the East African Rift Valley, it was natural to bring your children to such daily tasks, perhaps so they could observe and learn.And yet, if children could stand and learn from parents, why on earth did it take the precocious children of that era so long to invent civilization? If the story is true, it sounds as familiar as “Take your child to work day” at many businesses. The children were “probably allowed to handle stone tools and practice their skills on discarded pieces of carcass while staying out of the way of the fully-occupied adults,” Bennett and Reynolds daydream. “This was their school room, and the curriculum was the acquisition of survival skills” (with intelligently-designed tools, incidentally). But of course, in evolutionary dating, they were way too dumb to go further. The evolutionary dating scheme required them to stay subhuman for another half a million years.Doesn’t it sound much more credible that all of these people (yes, people, not ‘hominids’ or sub-humans) lived in relatively recent times? The late onset of civilization is a baffling mystery to evolutionists. It makes no sense, but evolutionists are required to believe it in spite of the evidence, why? Because Darwin needs the time. (Visited 958 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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22″ Claw on Ombre Two Tone Synthetic Long Straight Ponytail Hair Extensions Natural to Grey : Fantastic, only ordered a few days ago

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Weathering the Storm

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matthew WildeDTN Production EditorDES MOINES, Iowa (DTN) — Mother Nature is unleashing more erratic and severe weather events than ever before. If farmers want to remain productive and profitable, they will have to adapt to climate change.That’s the message delivered Monday by farmers, researchers and agriculture experts at the “Agriculture in a Changing Climate: What the Future Holds for Iowa” forum in Des Moines. The event was co-sponsored by Solutions from the Land — a national farm advocacy group at the forefront of resolving food system, energy, environmental and climate challenges and achieving global sustainable development goals by 2030 — and Iowa State University (ISU).The Iowa Smart Agriculture Initiative, which explores and assesses the impacts that extreme weather has on the state’s No. 1 industry, led several panel discussions.“This is about mobilizing leaders, solutions from the land and (helping) the next generations in Iowa,” said Ray Gaesser, farmer and chairman of Iowa Smart Agriculture.Epic flooding this year along the Mississippi River caused at least $2 billion in damage, according to a report released by the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative in late June. Flooding along the Missouri River led to at least $3 billion in damage, based on early estimates in Iowa and Nebraska last spring.Persistent rain delayed planting and harvest throughout the Midwest and prevented farmers from planting more than 19.6 million acres — including 3.9 million acres just in South Dakota. Midsummer drought also curbed yields in portions of Iowa and the Corn Belt.These are the latest examples of the “new normal” farmers face, organizers said.“Farmers aren’t denying that the climate is changing,” said Wayne Fredericks, an Osage, Iowa, farmer and staunch conservationist. “We’re trying to figure out how to farm as it happens … and profitably.”CLIMATE SHIFTRising greenhouse gas emissions are primarily responsible for climate change, according to experts. Those emissions continue to rise. A United Nations report released on Tuesday (https://www.unenvironment.org/…) highlighted that greenhouse gas emissions globally rose an average of 1.5% per year over the past decade. To slow the rate of global temperature increases, the U.N. cited that emissions must decline an average of 7.6% per year over the next decade.The wettest 12-month period in U.S. history in more than 120 years of record keeping occurred from May 2018 through April of this year. The lower 48 states averaged 36.2 inches of precipitation. Since 1901, the average surface temperature across the contiguous 48 states has risen at an average rate of 0.14 degree Fahrenheit per decade. It’s accelerated since the late 1970s, and eight of the top 10 warmest years on record have occurred since 1998.In Iowa, April through June have been particularly wet in recent years, averaging more than 40% above average since 2008. The frequency of extreme precipitation events has increased, with the highest number of 2-inch rain events occurring in the last decade. Iowa just experienced its eighth wettest October on record, averaging 4.65 inches of precipitation, while Des Moines hit an all-time high at nearly 7.4 inches.The average annual temperature has increased in Iowa about 1 degree over the past two decades, according to federal climatic data. Winter warming is evident, nighttime temperatures have increased and humidity is on the rise.DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist Michael Palmerino said farmers often debate whether the change in climate is cyclical or a long-lasting pattern. If the six-year stretch of wet weather continues, which it appears it will, the pattern favors the latter, Palmerino said.“I think farmers at this point have to start looking at or adopting changes (to cope with a changing climate),” Palmerino said.Farmers say climate change makes crop and livestock production more difficult.“We used to have eight weeks to get crops in,” said Fred Yoder, an Ohio farmer and co-chair of Solutions from the Land. “Now it seems if you don’t get it done in two weeks, you miss the window.”Iowa Smart Agriculture builds on work that Solutions from the Land has been doing across the country where leading farmers help inspire, educate and equip agricultural partners to enhance climate resilience and sustain productivity. It also provides producers with the tools and knowledge they need to make informed decisions and advocate for needed changes on the land.“Agriculture is not broken, but it can be improved,” Yoder said. “We don’t have all the answers today, but we have some of them.”CLIMATE SOLUTIONSFarmers and researchers suggested several conservation and other measures farmers could adopt — cover crops, no-till and/or conservation tillage, in-field and edge-of-field conservation practices, etc. — to make their farms more climate resilient.“We think putting perennials on the landscape is one of the most powerful tools to manage climate change,” said Emily Heaton, an ISU assistant professor of agronomy.ISU researchers have found that converting as little as 10% of a row-crop field to prairie can help reduce soil erosion, retain nutrients and provide excellent habitat for wildlife. Sowing strips of native prairie species like switchgrass, which once dominated Iowa’s and the Midwest’s landscape but has nearly disappeared due to production agriculture, in farm fields can protect them from intense rain events and drought.Heaton said extremely long, dense root systems in fields act like rebar in concrete, keeping soil, nutrients and water mostly in place. If a farmer planted a row-crop field with 10% prairie grass, they can expect a 37% reduction in water runoff, a 95% reduction in sediment loss, 77% less phosphorus loss and 70% less nitrate loss.“There’s always spots within fields that lose money,” which are ideal for perennials, she said. “Prairie strips are getting more popular.”Bryan Sievers farms 2,200 acres near Stockton, Iowa, and operates a 2,200-head cattle feedlot. He said he’ll consider adding prairie strips to a host of measures already in place, like grass waterways and terraces, to combat effects of extreme weather.Sievers suggested a unique way to boost productivity and soil health. He built two manure digesters at a cost of $7.5 million. The digesters process 55,000 gallons of manure a day from the feedlot and other area facilities. Methane is turned into electricity, which is sold to pay for the equipment. Liquid and solid manure is used for fertilizer, which builds organic matter and improves soil health.“Certainly, weather and climate challenges we face are very significant,” Sievers said. “A lot of my corn and soybeans went in in June, and despite those challenges, I still harvested 70-bushel beans and 230-bushel corn.Data collection will be one of the best ways to combat climate change, according to grain and cattle farmer Bill Couser of rural Nevada, Iowa. His family, with the help of Bayer and other groups, created a 220-acre AGvocacy Learning Farm.Farming and conservation practices are being closely monitored. Cover crops, a saturated buffer, bioreactor and automated drainage water management are also being studied. It’s a place where urban and rural residents can see proactive conservation work and data can back up efficacy claims.“We can rely on research, like on Bill’s farm, to show that if you implement this practice, you can see this reduction in runoff or sedimentation,” Sievers added.Dave Walton, who farms near Wilton, Iowa, is convinced no-till and cover crops are the key to withstanding several-inch downpours and drought. And maybe, more importantly, is keeping an open mind to try new things.“One thing I learned is sacred cows make real good hamburgers,” Walton said.Matthew Wilde can be reached at matt.wilde@dtn.comFollow him on Twitter @progressivwilde(CC/AG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. 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Royalty Free Music Playlist: Hypnotic Electro-Pop

first_imgTake a midnight drive to this collection of the best moody electro-pop royalty free music tracks in our music library.These darkly addictive royalty free music tracks are perfect for instilling a thoughtful, pensive feeling throughout your projects. Featuring hypnotic beats and smoldering textures, these electro-pop tracks offer an introspective escape from the rush and pressures of daily life. Royalty free electro-pop can give your project a cool, modern vibe while creating a dreamy atmosphere that’s sure to make you think.If your video project is lacking in vibe, these chilled-out royalty free music tracks curated from the PremiumBeat music library will do the trick. The PremiumBeat Standard License covers most usage, including ALL web video (Facebook, Vimeo, YouTube, etc). Find the perfect royalty free music track below to bring your audience just the right amount of dark atmosphere.last_img read more

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Harvey Norman Promotion

first_imgNRL Touch Football’s major partner, Harvey Norman, has a great deal for members through the TFA website and newsletter. The Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit2 Smart Watch is now available at Harvey Norman. Featuring a combination of smartwatch and fitness tracker features, the Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit 2 Smart Watch helps you to feel like you can conquer anything.Harvey Norman is exclusively offering our TFA members a Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit2 Smart Watch – Dark Grey at a low price of $238. For more information or to purchase your Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit2 Smart Watch, please click here.Stay tuned to the TFA website and newsletter for greater Connected Health and Fitness deals from Harvey Norman. Related LinksHarvey Norman Promotionlast_img

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10 months agoMan Utd defender Marcos Rojo: I do have white line fever

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd defender Marcos Rojo: I do have white line feverby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Marcos Rojo says he enjoys the physical style of the Premier League.Rojo has become popular among supports for his robust style of defending.He told manutd.com: “That’s the way I play my football. That is me on the field. If you see me off the field, I’m the most laid back guy – laughing, joking all day and having fun but, as soon as I cross that white line and go on to the field, I don’t know what happens! “I’m a different person. Something happens inside me and I change. If the ball is there to be won, I go for it and give it everything I’ve got. Individual battles, individual duels, I am always up for them.” last_img read more

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15 days agoMan Utd tell Solskjaer plans to bring in four new signings

first_imgMan Utd tell Solskjaer plans to bring in four new signingsby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer they plan to bring in four new signings next year.United have struggled to score goals this season and The Times says the board is willing to remain patient with Solskjaer as they acknowledge the scale of the task at hand in rebuilding his squad.The Norwegian has held meetings with the club’s hierarchy and they will be looking to make four signings next year, including a centre forward.United made three signings this summer, with Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James heading to Old Trafford. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Report: Bournemouth 2 Brighton 0

first_imgDavid Brooks scored both goals as Bournemouth ended a three-game losing run in all competitions with a 2-0 Premier League win over Brighton and Hove Albion.A fine finish in each half from the 21-year-old secured all three points for Eddie Howe’s side, who had lost back-to-back league matches before going down 1-0 to Chelsea in the EFL Cup this week.Brighton were unlucky to be behind after a good first-half showing, but they rarely looked likely to get back into the game once Lewis Dunk was sent off with 17 minutes of normal time remaining. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Chris Hughton’s side have now failed to beat Bournemouth since a 3-2 win in England’s third tier back in January 2008.Asmir Begovic made good saves to deny Yves Bissouma and Jurgen Locadia before Brooks broke the deadlock 21 minutes in, beating Leon Balogun before blasting home left-footed from the edge of the area.It was a goal that was at odds with Brighton’s control over much of the first half, and only another fine sprawling stop from Begovic prevented Dunk from heading in an equaliser before the interval.Bournemouth assumed control over proceedings after the break, though, and Brighton’s task appeared to be beyond them when Dunk was given a second booking for lunging to trip up Callum Wilson.Brooks made certain of the win four minutes later, racing to meet substitute Ryan Fraser’s cross and looping a header over Mat Ryan and into the right-hand corner of the net.What does it mean? Bournemouth in top eight for ChristmasA run of seven defeats in their last eight games, and no goals scored in their last three, had left Bournemouth feeling a little blue ahead of the Christmas period.However, this victory over their south-coast rivals means they will be in the top eight of the table come December 25, which fans would almost certainly have signed on for before the season started.Brighton have a nine-point cushion to the bottom three, but Hughton will be a little concerned by how little his side threatened in the second half after playing so well in the first.Brooks shows a clinical touchBrooks’ goals each showcased a very difficult skill that this impressive young winger managed to make look easy. He is fast becoming Bournemouth’s most important player.Dunk leaves Brighton in troubleDunk’s crude attempt to stop Wilson running away from him left the visitors with little chance of salvaging a result, and his imminent suspension comes at a time when Shane Duffy has been banned for the last three games. Not ideal for Hughton.Key Opta Facts- Bournemouth registered a clean sheet in the Premier League for the first time in eight games, since a 3-0 win against Fulham in October.- Hughton has never beaten Bournemouth in his managerial career, losing four and drawing once (all while in charge of Brighton). – Brooks has netted five goals in his last 11 league appearances, after managing just three in his previous 35.- Josh King has been directly involved in 44 Premier League goals for Bournemouth (35 goals, 9 assists), 10 more than any other player (Wilson on 34). What’s next?Bournemouth head to Wembley to take on Tottenham on Boxing Day, while Brighton host Arsenal read morelast_img read more

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