Parents are being asked to play their part this week in ensuring their children celebrate a youth disco on Friday responsibly.The appeal comes from An Garda Soíchána in Donegal ahead of a major teenage disco in the area on Friday.Several hundred young people from around the Donegal region are expected to attend a teenage disco in Letterkenny on May 17 and Gardaí say they will be in attendance. A Garda statement read: “Gardai are aware that there will be a youth disco taking place in Letterkenny town this Friday night, May the 17th.“We would advise all parents/guardians to ensure that your youths only have enough money with them for a few minerals and the bus/lift!“Unfortunately there are almost always issues involving under-age drinking when any youth disco takes place!“Gardai will be on patrol on the night and there will be on Friday, as always, a zero tolerance policy in relation tounderagee drinking! “We want to ensure that the youths in attendance get home again safely after having had a fun night with their friends.”Parents urged to ensure children celebrate youth disco sensibly on Friday was last modified: May 15th, 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)
Two Donegal-based gardaí are set to be honoured with an award for their quick efforts in saving a woman’s life off the Fanad coast this summer.Garda Mark O’ Sullivan and Garda Gerard Doyle rushed to Ballywhoriskey Pier on June 19th when they received reports of a woman entering the water.When they arrived, Garda O’ Sullivan threw a lifebuoy to the woman and she managed to grab onto of it. The two men pulled the woman close to the pier. Suddenly, the Gardaí recognised the woman was in shock and had very little strength. Demonstrating calm in a pressurised situation, Garda O’ Sullivan entered the water to hold onto the woman, while Garda Doyle retrieved a body brace from their patrol car. This was put around the woman’s head to provide extra support.Both Garda held onto the woman until further emergency arrived and removed the woman from the water. The woman was transported to hospital and made a full recovery.The heroic work of Garda O’ Sullivan and Garda Doyle will be celebrated tomorrow at Water Safety Ireland’s National Annual Awards Ceremony in UCD.Eleven ‘SEIKO Just in Time’ awards will be presented to people from across Ireland on Tuesday. Seventeen lives were saved from drowning thanks to the efforts of the rescuers. Other recipients include 61 volunteers who will be presented with Long-Service Volunteer Awards, recognising a combined total of 1,275 years of personal service teaching swimming, water rescue and survival skills in communities nationwide.Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural & Community Development will present the ‘Seiko Just in Time Rescue Award’ to the rescuers in appreciation for saving so many lives. “It is an honour to pay tribute to these deserving award recipients”, commented Minister Ring.“Without their bravery, quick thinking and selflessness, the outcomes could have been very different. On average 124 people drown annually in Ireland and while one drowning is one too many, the figure would have been higher but for these courageous rescuers.”Top award for garda heroes who saved woman from drowning was last modified: November 25th, 2019 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)
The Sun say Chelsea and Arsenal are interested in midfielder Steven Nzonzi, who has apparently failed to turn up for Blackburn’s pre-season training camp in Austria.It is claimed that Rovers could be willing to sell the 23-year-old for the right price.The Daily Telegraph report that the Blues appear to have beaten rivals Tottenham to the signing of Oscar from Internacional, while the Daily Mail say Chelsea have clinched a deal for the highly-rated Brazilian midfielder.The Mail suggest Oscar’s arrival will put Juan Mata’s first-team place under threat.Meanwhile, Liverpool are to bid £7.5m for Clint Dempsey and want to complete his signing from Fulham before leaving for a pre-season trip to the United States next week, according to the Daily Mirror.It is suggested that the deal could be done as early as Wednesday and that Fulham are open to the idea of a player exchange.This page is regularly updated. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
A story is circulating in the science news media that a burst of complex organisms in the Cambrian coincided with a rise in oxygen in the atmosphere. Reporters seem to be drawing a cause-and-effect relationship. Examples:[email protected]: “A sharp increase in the amount of oxygen in the air may have sparked the evolution of complex animal life.”Queen’s University: “Finding an answer to Darwin’s Dilemma: Oxygen may be the clue to first appearance of large animals, says Queen’s prof.”Science Daily: “The close connection between the first appearance of oxygenated conditions in the world’s oceans and the first appearance of large animal fossils confirms the importance of oxygen as a trigger for the early evolution of animals, the researchers say.”The news relates to a paper published on Science Express. The abstract shows that the premise is built on mere circumstantial evidence:Animals have an absolute requirement for oxygen, and an increase in late Neoproterozoic oxygen concentrations has been forwarded as a stimulus for their evolution. The iron content of deep-sea sediments show that the deep ocean was anoxic and ferruginous before and during the Gaskiers glaciation 580 million years ago, becoming oxic afterward. The first known members of the Ediacara biota are found shortly after the Gaskiers glaciation, suggesting a causal link between their evolution and this oxygenation event. A prolonged stable oxic environment may have permitted the emergence of bilateral motile animals some 25 million years later.In a similar story (but further back in the evolutionary timeline), Science Now reported another chemical key to life. “How in the world did life emerge on a planet composed only of simple chemical compounds? Scientists say they may have found part of the answer in a mineral that seems to act as an effective catalyst for the earliest organic processes.” The article calls this mineral, sphalerite, as “Nature’s Jump-Starter.”1Canfield et al, “Late-Neoproterozoic Deep-Ocean Oxygenation and the Rise of Animal Life,” Science, published Online December 7, 2006, Science DOI: 10.1126/science.1135013.There it is: the dead giveaway that the Darwinists are conjuring up miracles again: the word emergence. This is how they dazzle the world with their wizardry and dupe the press. The mere utterance of the word sends reporters into a trance, where dreams of evolution come true. In their mythical lands of Ediacara and Gaskiers in the long-lost kingdom of Muddle Earth, the trolls and orcs forge monsters under the sea, their fires stoked with the miracle-working ether of oxygen, under the direction of Sauron’s minion, Tinker Bell. Anything is possible in fiction. Here, the only things required to make complex life emerge are requirements themselves. “Animals have an absolute requirement for oxygen,” the wizards pronounce, so they add the magic ingredient to their potion, and presto!* Complex animals with eyes, jointed articulating limbs, fins, molecular machines and coded languages simply emerge from the mix. In the second article, a well-known chemical evolutionist (aka alchemist), in charmèd spirit, rejoices at the discovery of another putative philosopher’s stone that may bring us “a lot closer to understanding the chemical origins of life.” Aren’t you fortunate to be living in the Age of Enchantment, where all you have to do is believe. The pesky creationists spoil this phantasmagoric vision. They’re shaking the bed of the dreaming scientists, shouting “Wake up! Wake up! You’re late for work!” No wonder they are so despised.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
“I fly 150,000 miles a year and have never seen anyone light up on a plane.“This has really hacked me off. These kinds of people need restricting from travelling with the general public because they are a nuisance.“Emirates also should have told this man to stop drinking.”He said the man, who was in his early fifties, drank steadily in the hours after take-off at 9.20pm and leading up to the incident.He added: “He was basically hammered. Lairy, chatting up a woman across from him. He had a very loud Manchester accent. “He was at the bar for ages and then at one point I came back from the toilet and he was in his seat with his shirt off. Who does that on a flight?“Then there was smoke in the cabin after the captain announced we were landing.“I imagine this guy is still stuck in the Middle East, I imagine he will have been banned by Emirates and I doubt another carrier would take him.”A spokesman for Emirates said: “Emirates can confirm that on flight EK020 from Manchester to Dubai on 9 December, an intoxicated passenger had to be restrained by cabin crew. The aircraft was met by security upon landing at Dubai airport. The safety of our passengers and crew is of utmost importance and will not be compromised.” As smoke from the cigarette wafted through the cabin igniting chaos amongst fellow passengers, five crew members rushed to the man to control the situation.The tipsy traveller who had been drinking at the onboard bar for at least three hours was overheard insisting he had ‘forgotten he was on a plane’ and he would ‘have a chat with the captain to apologise’.A packet of cigarettes was found in his seat pocket with one partially smoked. The man was restrained on the aircraft as others disembarkedOne passenger from Greater Manchester who was sitting in the row ahead, but who asked not to be named, told the Manchester Evening News : “This guy was a drunken buffoon. Everybody was disgusted.
With the CITES CoP17 World Wildlife Conference taking place in Johannesburg from 24 September to 5 October 2016, we bring you a collection of images taken at the Global White Lion Protection Trust in Timbavati.Zukhara’s name is derived from the Egyptian sun god Ra. He is also named in honour of a tawny male that was trophy hunted in Timbavati. He has lived up to the name, becoming a confident and powerful apex predator.Images by Varuna Jina Words by Shamin ChibbaThe CITES CoP17 World Wildlife Conference is starting on Saturday, 24 September 2016 in Johannesburg and the fate of some of South Africa’s beloved animals will be decided during the 12-day event.South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia have submitted a joint proposal to lift the ban on ivory trade, which could change the lives of elephants. At the opposing end, 29 African countries are proposing an end to endemic poaching of elephants and to put a stop to the decline in their numbers.In another case are proposals to change the status of lions from endangered to a species not under threat.So while policymakers will be discussing the fate of wildlife in air-conditioned auditoriums at the Sandton Convention Centre, the animals will still go about their day in the warm South African sun.We present to you a collection of images from the Global White Lion Protection Trust in Timbavati, Limpopo. While the trust’s primary focus is on preserving the white lion, it cares for other animal and plant species in its vicinity too. The trust is proposing against changing the status of lions at CITES CoP17.To find out more on the white lions and CITES, read:Fate of white lions to be decided at CITES CoP17 Children roar to save white lionsThe sun rises over Timbavati. The Global White Lion Protection Trust is close to the Klasserie River, which founder trust lion ecologist Jason Turner says is the lifeblood of the area. Wildlife is suited to Timbavati, he explains. “So with nature restoring itself, the parks in the area are growing and the different species are all moving through as they should be.”Brothers Zukhara and Matsieng are inseparable, says Jason Turner, lion ecologist at the Global White Lion Protection Trust. Here, they were on the way to a hunt. They are marking scents along the way.Zebra form part of the ecology at the Global White Lion Protection Trust camp. Their presence, and the presence of other animals, is an indication that nature is slowly restoring the balance in Timbavati.Zukhara lounges in the morning sun after a night hunting for food.Zukhara and his brother, Matsieng, split up into what Jason Turner, the Global White Lion Protection Trust lion ecologist, calls a pincer formation. It is a hunting tactic that allows the brothers to envelope their prey, giving it little chance of escaping. The pair picks up the scent of a hunt about a kilometre away.Shangaan sangomas dance to appease the ancestors during a ceremony that called for the protection of white lions in Timbavati.At the elephant temple site at the Global White Lion Protection Trust, children wait to perform skits asking policymakers to make decisions that favour the lives of lions.Children stand in line to perform at the elephant temple. The Global White Lion Protection Trust is getting the Shangaan community, and particularly its children, to be the voice of the lions in hope of persuading policymakers to favour the lives of lions.The Global White Lion Protection Trust has created a wild environment suitable for white lions to thrive. This means introducing animals of other species into the reserve, such as this black-backed jackal.Jason Turner, the lion ecologist at the Global White Lion Protection Trust, uses radio telemetry to determine a lion’s proximity. When Turner and trust founder Linda Tucker introduced the white lions into the wild in 2002, scientists were sceptical they would adapt to hunt and be able to camouflage in the bushveld. Turner says the lions integrated quickly into the environment and are thriving.The skull of a blue wildebeest. The trust has numerous species of game, which are part of a holistic ecology that Linda Tucker is aiming for. Wildebeest are part of the white lions’ diet, which includes impala, wild hog and even porcupine.White lions are significant to Shangaan culture. The big cats are believed to be kings and queens of the past reborn.Linda Tucker, founder of the Global White Lion Protection Trust, roars for the crowd at one of the trust’s camps. Tucker has immersed herself in Shangaan culture, using their knowledge systems to communicate with lions.Founder of the Global White Lion Protection Trust Linda Tucker established the trust as a way to return white lions to the area and bring them back for the Shangaan people. The trust now has six white lions and three tawny females within its boundaries.Matsieng is one of four male white lions at the Global White Lion Protection Trust. According to the trust, he is known to be curious, playful and has an affinity for new lionesses, strutting around to peak their interest. His name means star warrior in Sepedi.Sangomas are said to be able to communicate with the lions in Timbavati. A sangoma, Maria Khosa, saved Linda Tucker, founder of the Global White Lion Protection Trust, and her friends from being lion prey in 1991. When the lions surrounded the van of tourists, Khosa appeared from nowhere and calmly made her way to the van, walking among the lions. The big cats calmed down and backed off.A typical male lion paw print. Male lion paws are larger and their toes more splayed than lionesses. Measurements taken from a lion’s paw print can also help Linda Turner, founder of the Global White Lion Protection Trust, guess its age. Such tracks can also help determine the direction the lion is headed.This tiny construction is a remnant of what was a farm before Linda Turner, founder of the Global White Lion Protection Trust, bought the land for the trust. It was a house for Joseph, a farm worker at the time. Today, the little house is empty and Joseph has been hired by the trust and given more dignified lodging at the camp.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Light rains hindered the drying of fields and saturated soil moisture levels were maintained from the previous week’s heavy showers. There were 1.7 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending May 14, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The spotty showers prevented producers from making significant progress on planting. Some producers were hoeing corn to help with emergence issues. Cold temperatures caused some frost damage for corn and soybeans. Some producers are concerned that replanting may be necessary. Despite the excess rain, wheat and oats are reported on average to be in good to excellent condition.Corn planted made a 3% jump in the past week with corn emerged doubling over the last 7 days, nearly in line with the five year average.Read the full report here.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Things are looking really good. The corn just keeps going. It has had the rain, the sun and the heat. We have been hot but it is just starting to pollinate. We’ve had some cooler nights and we’ve had enough rain that it is keeping those silks moist. It started tasseling right around the Fourth of July. Most everybody’s corn around here was tasseling when we were out running wheat. The silks are out and I think it could be an early harvest. I was talking to an older farmer and he said he hasn’t seen a year like this where everything is so far ahead. Normally an early harvest is not a good sign but everything is growing so fast. This is abnormal but good.The early beans did fine with all of the rain we’d gotten. Some of the smaller beans had some light green pockets but now they have grown out of it. We have a good crop growing right now.The wheat was what I thought it would be: average. Our first wheat was on some high ground and it went over 80 and I was really tickled. But as we got back closer to the home farm on better soil, lower low ground and later planted wheat, we went into the 60s. We had a 20-bushel difference based on that different planting date and high ground versus low ground. The last planted wheat around the 22nd of October didn’t tiller out well and we didn’t have the population we needed to get 100-bushel wheat.We got the double-crops in. They had great moisture and heat. They were up in five days and they look really nice.We are going to start spreading compost and lime on our last 40 acres of wheat ground. We’ll work that in and plant our cover crop. We’ll put in crimson clover, radishes and rye. It is beautiful and it gives those cover crops time to grow. We’ll have radishes that look like baseball bats by winter. We’re going to bale our second cutting hay this afternoon and it looks like we’ll have that up with no rain on it.With the rain and good growing conditions we have fought weeds. We have some grass and broadleaves coming that we’ll have to touch up. I think I’ll go ahead and put a foliar down with that and then we’ll be done spraying other than the double-crops.We are really not seeing much disease in the beans and the next thing I need to do is walk some corn fields. It is getting to be the time to think about fungicides on that. We have good subsoil moisture and if we can get another couple good rains this corn will be made.
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DefinitionNutrition can help enhance athletic performance. An active lifestyle and exercise routine, along with eating well, is the best way to stay healthy.Eating a good diet can help provide the energy you need to finish a race, or just enjoy a casual sport or activity. You are more likely to be tired and perform poorly during sports when you do not get enough:CaloriesCarbohydratesFluidsIron, vitamins, and other mineralsProteinRecommendationsThe ideal diet for an athlete is not very different from the diet recommended for any healthy person.However, the amount of each food group you need will depend on:The type of sportThe amount of trainingThe time you spend in the activity or exerciseTo help you perform better, avoid exercising on an empty stomach. Everyone is different, so you will need to learn:Howlong before exercising is best for you to eatHow much food is the right amount for youCARBOHYDRATESCarbohydrates are needed to provide energy during exercise. Carbohydrates are stored mostly in the muscles and liver.Complex carbohydrates are found in foods such as pasta, bagels, whole grain breads, and rice. They provide energy, fiber, vitamins, and minerals and are low in fat.Simple sugars such as soft drinks, jams and jellies, and candy provide a lot of calories, but they do not provide vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.What matters most is the total amount of carbohydrates you eat each day. A little more than half of your calories should come from carbohydrates.You need to eat carbohydrates before you exercise if you will be exercising for more than 1 hour. You might have a glass of fruit juice, a cup of yogurt, or an English muffin with jelly.advertisementDuring exercise, you also need carbohydrates. You can satisfy this need by having:Five to 10 ounces of a sports drink every 15 to 20 minutesTwo to three handfuls of pretzelsOne-half to two-thirds cup of low-fat granolaAfter exercise, you need to eat carbohydrates to build the storage back up in your muscles.Within 30 minutes, eat a granola bar, small bagel with jelly, or sweetened cereal. Or drink 12 to 16 ounces of an energy drink or fruit punch.People who exercise or train for more than 90 minutes should eat or drink more carbohydrates, possibly with protein, 2 hours later. Try a sports bar, trail mix with nuts, or yogurt and granola.PROTEINProtein is important for muscle growth and to repair body tissues. Protein can also be used by the body for energy, but only after carbohydrate stores have been used up.But it is also a myth that a high-protein diet will promote muscle growth.Only strength training and exercise will change muscle.Athletes, even body builders, need only a little bit of extra protein to support muscle growth. Athletes can easily meet this increased need by eating more total calories (eating more food).Most Americans already eat almost twice as much protein as they need for muscle development. Too much protein in the diet:Will be stored as increased body fatCan increase the chance for dehydration (not enough fluids in the body)Can lead to loss of calciumCan put an added burden on the kidneysOften, people who focus on eating extra protein may not get enough carbohydrates, which are the most important source of energy during exercise.Amino acid supplements and eating a lot of protein are not recommended.WATER AND FLUIDWater is the most important, yet overlooked, nutrient for athletes. Water and fluids are essential to keep the body hydrated and at the right temperature. Your body can lose several liters of sweat in a 1-hour period.Clear urine is a good sign that you have fully rehydrated. Some ideas for keeping enough fluids in the body include:Make sure you drink plenty of fluids with every meal, whether or not you will be exercising.Drink about 16 ounces (2 cups) of water 2 hours before a workout. It is important to start exercising with enough water in your body.Continue to sip water during and after you exercise — about 1/2 to 1 cup of fluid every 15 to 20 minutes. Water is best for the first hour. Switching to an energy drink at that time will help you get enough electrolytes.Drink even when you no longer feel thirsty.Pouring water over your head might feel good, but it will not get fluids into your body.Offer children water often during sports activities. They do not respond to thirst as well as adults.Teenagers and adults should replace any body weight lost during exercise with equal amounts of fluids. For every pound you lose while exercising, you should drink 24 ounces or 3 cups of fluid within the next 6 hours.advertisementACHIEVING DESIRED WEIGHTS FOR COMPETITIVE PURPOSESChanging your body weight to improve performance must be done safely or it may do more harm than good. Keeping your body weight too low, losing weight too quickly, or preventing weight gain in an unnatural way can have negative health effects. It is important to set realistic body weight goals.Young athletes who are trying to lose weight should work with a registered dietitian. Experimenting with diets on your own can lead to eating disorders and poor eating habits.Speak with a health care professional to discuss a diet that is right for your sport, age, gender, and amount of training.ReferencesBonci L. Nutrition, pharmacology, and psychology in sports. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drezs Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 8.Position of the American Dietetic Association, Dietitians of Canada, and the American College of Sports Medicine: Nutrition and Athletic Performance. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. March 2009. 109(3);509-527.Review Date:5/2/2013Reviewed By:David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.