first_imgTOTTENHAM fans cannot say they did not see this coming.Poor for most of the game in their 3-1 opening day win at home to Aston Villa and undeniably second-best in their 2-2 draw at Manchester City last week, Spurs’ luck ran out as Joelinton’s first-half strike earned Newcastle their first win of the season.6 Joelinton netted his first goal as a Newcastle player since his £40million summer moveCredit: AFP or licensors6 The striker opened the lead after 27 minutes at the Tottenham Hotspur StadiumCredit: AP:Associated PressThe Tottenham striker and England captain was way below par – and he was not the only poor performer in a white shirt.Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura did little to stave off the threat of new signing Giovani Lo Celso.And questions will be asked of boss Pochettino for dropping Christian Eriksen to the bench when Tottenham desperately needed the Dane’s guile and creativity against a resolute Toon defence.Eyebrows will also be raised at Jan Vertonghen being as unused sub.He surely has to be a better option than Davinson Sanchez, who was left flat-footed when sub Christian Atsu crossed for Joelinton to drive a low shot past keeper Hugo Lloris for Newcastle’s winner in the 27th minute.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big onemost read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himTottenham huffed and puffed but could not make a breakthrough with Moura blazing over from eight yards when it seemed easier to score.The North Londoners were booed by their own fans at the final whistle.While the future for Newcastle, in their orange away kit, is brighter than it was this morning.6 Steve Bruce’s men celebrate their shock openerCredit: AP:Associated Press6 Spurs were sure they should have had a penalty after Lascelles looked to have brought Kane downCredit: AFP or licensors6 After a VAR check the officials decided to stick with their decision of no penaltyCredit: Reuters6 Tottenham were booed by their own fans at the final whistleCredit: AP:Associated Presslast_img read more

first_imgPhoto: Site C protestors weren’t able to get very close to Premier Gordon Campbell as he exited a meeting with Treaty 8 representatives in Fort St. John./Kimberley MolinaA group of Site C protestors attempted to ambush Gordon Campbell after his meeting with Treaty 8 representatives in Fort St. John, Wednesday.- Advertisement -Protestors chanted “No Site C” as the Premier exited the building.Campbell only briefly acknowledged the protestors, waving quickly before ducking into a van parked nearby.Nick Parsons was one of the protestors participating in the ambush. Parsons attempted to block the van’s path by standing in front of it with an anti-Site C sign, however he was swiftly removed by one of the security guards on the Premier’s detail.[asset|aid=3212|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=01057b31b9d2a537d46683e572fed990-Nick Parsons – Site C Ambush 1_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement Protestors from around the region have been critical of B.C. Hydro’s plan to build a hydroelectric dam along the Peace River, which has now entered the third stage – environmental assessment – of a five step evaluation. The Premier is a strong supporter of the project.Campbell arrived in Northeastern B.C., Tuesday, and is in the city, Wednesday, to attend various events including the Energy Conference and grand opening of the Enerplex.He is also accompanied by Finance Minister Colin Hansen, Energy Minister Bill Bennett, and Minister of Children and Family Development Mary Polak, who are all taking part in assorted activities around the city.last_img read more

first_imgA MOTHER of two shouted abuse at gardai after a night drinking vodka.Letterkenny District Court heard Aisling Driver, who is 34 and from Croaghan Heights in Lifford, was in Main Street in Carrigans in the early hours of February 20 last year when the incident happened.Inspector Michael Harrison said a garda patrol car was passing through the village when a female shouted obscenities at gardai. Gardai stopped and asked the woman to move on, but she remained abusive and then refused to give her details to gardai.Defence solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client was “deeply remorseful and embarrassed” by the incident after she was charged with using threatening and abusive behaviour towards gardai and being drunk in a public place.He said Ms Driver had been at a party where she had organised the food. She had a glass or two of wine but ended up drinking vodka.He said his client had never been in trouble before.Judge Paul Kelly said he wouldn’t record a conviction if Ms Driver made a charitable donation of €150 to Pieta House.MUM OF TWO SHOUTED ABUSE AT GARDAÍ AFTER NIGHT ON VODKA was last modified: February 5th, 2016 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:abusive behaviourCarrigansLetterkenny CourtLiffordlast_img read more

first_imgTWO teenagers arrested after an alleged theft incident yesterday have been banned from Co Donegal.The suspects appeared at Letterkenny District Court this morning.Neither can be named for legal reasons. They are juveniles from the Derry area. Gardai told the court that the young men were arrested in Bridgend at 8.45am yesterday on suspicion of theft and criminal damage.Both juveniles were charged at Buncrana Garda Station with theft and criminal damage after an incident at an eircom depot in Bridgend in which a Garda car was rammed and two gardai slightly injured.The mother of one of the juveniles wept during the hearing.The court heard that one of them said ‘I’m sorry’ when he was charged with the offences at Buncrana Garda Station yesterday afternoon.Gardai did not object to bail and the youths were released on their own bonds of €250.Solicitors Patsy Gallagher and Frank Dorrian for the two juveniles agreed that their clients would stay out of Co Donegal except for court appearances.They were remanded on bail to appear before Buncrana District Court on February 14.A number of other cases relating to other incidents are due to be heard at Letterkenny District Court today.At hearingARRESTS: TEENAGE THEFT SUSPECTS BANNED FROM DONEGAL was last modified: January 21st, 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:ARRESTS: TEENAGE THEFT SUSPECTS BANNED FROM DONEGALlast_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK – Even with the economic disruption caused by hurricanes Rita and Katrina, analysts expect U.S. companies to report quite satisfactory double-digit profit growth when they start releasing third-quarter earnings in the coming week. It’s the fourth quarter that could cause consternation, as the impact of soaring energy prices and other aftereffects of the hurricanes are likely to be reflected in companies’ profit forecasts. And that will probably lead investors to focus on “What will you do for me?” instead of “What have you done for me lately?” as they peruse third-quarter results. Standard & Poor’s analysts say companies within the S&P 500 index are expected to report aggregate profit gains of 14 percent for the third quarter – a record 14th consecutive quarter of double-digit gains. “We’re setting record on top of record here,” said Howard Silverblatt, equity market analyst at S&P. “We’re nowhere near the 20 percent growth we may have seen a few quarters ago, but earnings will certainly be decent.” In addition, companies have made it easier on themselves to increase earnings per share simply by taking shares out of circulation. Stock-buyback programs – in which companies repurchase previously issued shares – are popular with investors because it increases demand for a company’s stock by reducing supply. However, they also have the added effect of making earnings per share look better than they might otherwise because that figure is based on a shrinking pool of outstanding shares. “If you reduce the number of outstanding shares by a percent or two, that increases your EPS, and makes you look better,” Silverblatt said. “That’s helped make up for the impact of the storms so far, though that will change.” Most analysts believe that the full impact of the storms, and the resulting higher energy prices, has yet to be felt in the economy, up to 70 percent of which is fueled by consumer spending. Consumers face still-high gasoline prices, record-high heating costs this winter and minimum credit card payments about to double from 2 percent to 4 percent. Retailers, in particular, could see profits sink as consumers find they have less to spend over the holidays. As a result, S&P believes that the 14-quarter stretch of double- digit gains will likely end with fourth-quarter earnings, expected to rise just 9 percent. That’s a good performance, but just not the great one the stock market is looking for. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Wall Street, however, may not even care, and investors could very well see the stocks of companies with stellar third-quarter earnings drop sharply after their profit announcements. With the hurricanes’ economic impact still rippling through the economy, and energy prices showing little give heading into winter, what Wall Street really wants to hear is companies’ fourth-quarter and 2006 forecasts. To some extent, that forward-looking bent is nothing new for the stock market; investors are always buying according to what they think the future will be. But investors believe that the hurricanes have made third-quarter results somewhat irrelevant in terms of predicting what’s to come – not unlike the situation that faced the market after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. “The volatility in the weeks ahead are going to come from companies talking about the fourth quarter, talking about next year and how they plan to manage their businesses through some of these problems,” said Stuart Freeman, chief equity strategist for A.G. Edwards & Sons. “By then, we’ll have a full quarter of businesses dealing with energy prices. This quarter, though, still looks good.” This may come as a surprise to investors who closely watch the news coming out of corporate America. There have been a series of warnings from a variety of companies that have reduced their sales and profit outlooks due to soft demand, higher energy prices or disruptions from the hurricanes. It’s worth noting, however, that the number of companies that have issued reduced outlooks represent only a small percentage of publicly traded firms, and have tended to be smaller companies rather than industrial giants such as General Electric Co., which reaffirmed its earnings forecasts this past week. last_img read more

first_imgA woman has been banned from keeping dogs for three years after breeding them in what a Judge described as “appalling conditions.”ISPCA officers raided the home of Elizabeth Duncan and found a total of 26 dogs in cramped conditions.Ms Duncan, who is in her 50s, appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with neglecting the health and welfare of the animals. ISPCA Inspector Kevin McGinley told the court that he visited Ms Duncan’s home at Drumbarnett, Manorcunningham on April 24th last.Mr McGinley handed photographs of the conditions in which the Golden Labrador dogs were being kept.On the day Inspector McGinley called, he found two adult male dogs, twelve female adults dogs and twelve pups.The horrific conditions in which up to 26 dogs were kept by Ms Duncan.He said there was not adequate space in which to breed dogs but rather there was simply enough space to breed one or two dogs domestically. Some of the pups were being kept in a shed which was five feet by three feet and had no water or natural light.There were old dry bones scattered around and the sheds in which the pups were kept were covered in faeces.The court had heard the dogs were being sold for up to €300 on the DoneDeal website but some had encountered health issues because they had not been properly vaccinated.Judge Paul Kelly said it was obvious that Ms Duncan was not capable of keeping dogs.“These are appalling conditions to keep dogs in. She is clearly not a suitable person for keeping animals if she keeps them in these conditions,” he said. He banned Ms Duncan from keeping dogs for three years and also fined her a total of €450 and ordered her to pay €2,002 costs to the ISPCA.Speaking after the case, ISPCA Inspector McGinley told Donegal Daily that he hoped the message would go out to the public to properly research where they were buying their pets from.The make-shift pen in which the dogs were kept in Manorcunningham.Woman banned from keeping dogs after “appalling” breeding conditions found at her home was last modified: October 25th, 2016 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)last_img read more

first_imgRecent discoveries in human physiology should cause us to stand in awe of the design of our earthly dwelling, especially at the scale of cells.Minicomputers in your mainframe:  You don’t just have a mainframe that outshines all processors in the world combined (see 2/11/11).  Each of those 100 billion neurons has dendrites (branched endings) making a total of a quadrillion connections, Live Science reminds us.  But that’s not all.  Those dendrites themselves act like minicomputers, new research has found.  The complexity of the brain has just shot up by orders of magnitude:Now scientists find dendrites may be more than passive wiring; in fact, they may actively process information.“Suddenly, it’s as if the processing power of the brain is much greater than we had originally thought,” study lead author Spencer Smith, a neuroscientist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said in a statement.No longer seen as just channels passing signals, the dendrites now appear to help sort and interpret the barrage of inputs continually coming into the neuron.  “Dendrites thus act as miniature computing devices for detecting and amplifying specific types of input.”  See also the Medical Xpress article on this find announced by University of North Carolina researchers.Another Medical Xpress article reported that an assumed “primitive” or “ancient” part of the brain (the thalamus) helps us avoid accidents by interpreting edges in the visual field.   Still another Medical Xpress article said a lot in its headline: “The glial menagerie: From simple beginnings to staggering complexity” – and that’s just about the glial cells in roundworms.   And yet another Medical Xpress article discussed “Sensational barrels in the brain” involved in “circuitry for high resolution signal processing” – and that’s just in mice.  For more on the processing power of the human brain, see 9/14/08, 11/19/10, 2/11/11, 9/20/12, 2/24/13, 4/24/13, or search the “Mind and Brain” category.Galaxies in your gut:  Science Daily described the “galaxy within us” – the horde of bacteria that help us digest our food.  We have 10 times as many gut microbes as our own cells.  Research is underway trying to understand all the ways this community of microbes helps us.  “Research is starting to show that the food we eat has a huge bearing on the composition of this collective and also that the profile of the collection of bacteria can be associated with a person’s health status,” the article says.  Update 1/11/2016: Nature reports that the ratio of microbes to human cells has been revised downward from 10:1 to about 1:1.Sugar babies in your colon:  Medical Xpress discussed how certain microbes recognize sugar molecules in the lining of the colon to help the good bacteria colonize the gut.  Those sugars are associated with mucins, protein molecules that make up the mucus lining.  “We live in a symbiotic relationship with trillions of bacteria in our gut,” the article explains. “They help us digest food, prime our immune system and keep out pathogens.”Guards in the mucus:  Science Magazine elaborated on the role of mucus in the gut by describing how it delivers immunoregulatory signals to the microbes, regulating the immune response to create homeostasis (dynamic equilibrium).  “Thus, mucus does not merely form a nonspecific physical barrier, but also constrains the immunogenicity of gut antigens by delivering tolerogenic signals.”A hair is grown:  There’s been news recently about a possible cure for baldness.  To shed light on what goes on in a hair follicle, PNAS published a commentary titled, “Environmental reprogramming and molecular profiling in reconstitution of human hair follicles.”  Suffice it to say the process is complex.  “The mature HF [hair follicle] undergoes a cyclical pattern of hair growth (anagen), regression (catagen), rest (telogen), loss (exogen), and renewal.”  Plucking a hair stimulates the dermal papillae to regenerate the hair follicle from epidermal stem cells, but if there is no follicle, it is possible for new ones to form.  If scientists can understand these processes better, cures for baldness may be a reality.See & sniff:  The deeper scientists look, the more amazing the body becomes.  Two papers illustrate the point:  Current Biology found combinatorial rules that dictate how millions of unique receptors are formed in the nose out of just a few precursors.  Another Current Biology paper found that the assumed “broadband” sensors in the retina actually contribute to color discrimination.  Scientists found these things out by studying the humble fly.  In humans, the systems are bound to be even more wonderful.We hate to rub it in, Darwinists and materialists, but you have a lot of ‘splainin’ to do. (Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgJohannesburg, Wednesday 16 March 2016 – March 21 marks the commemoration of Human Rights Day in South Africa – a day when the nation commemorates the historic 1960 Sharpeville Massacre, which became a turning point in the struggle for freedom.On that day 69 people died and 180 were wounded when police fired on a peaceful crowd that had gathered to protest against the Pass laws. It was more than a protest against the Pass Laws of the apartheid regime. It was an affirmation by common people, rising in unison to proclaim their rights, and it became an iconic date in our country’s troubled history.Today on 21 March 2016, we can reflect on how far the nation has come in establishing a culture of human rights, one which is enshrined in the Constitution under the Bill of Rights – a cornerstone of democracy in South Africa.However, in recent months the nation has faced different challenges. This is a sign of a maturing and sturdy democracy. In this process, we cannot however erode the gains of our past 22 years.Speaking ahead of Human Rights Day, Brand South Africa’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Kingsley Makhubela, said that the recent incidents in our country do not represent the spirit that has enabled South Africa to inspire the world over with our remarkable journey to democracy. “We are a people who treat each other with respect for our human dignity‚ tolerance for differences that we have and consideration for other people’s needs,” says Mr Makhubela.This Human Rights Day, Brand South Africa calls on all South Africans to remember the hardships of the journey travelled by those who came before us and affirm the democratic values of human dignity and freedom as documented not only in the Constitution but also as the foundation on which the National Development Plan (NDP) was established.The NDP envisions a South Africa where everyone feels free yet bounded to others; where everyone embraces their full potential, a country where opportunity is determined not by birth, but by ability, education and hard work. Promoting gender equality and greater opportunities for young people are integrated themes that run throughout the NDP.Mr Makhubela added: “There is a burning need for faster progress, more action and better implementation. The future belongs to all of us. The NDP is a vision for every South African, requiring action, change and sacrifice from all sectors of society. The NDP is built on the empowerment of citizens, however it is also time that we take on the responsibilities that come with the many rights and freedoms that we have been privileged to inherit from the sacrifice and suffering of those who came before us.”“South Africa’s Constitution, admired and respected around the world for its pioneering approach to human rights, is the symbol of a remarkable negotiated transition – one that turned a country ravaged by apartheid and oppression into one that celebrates democracy and freedom.These are the values that enrich the wisdom of development and provide us with universal validity as South Africans,” concluded Mr Makhubela.Follow the conversation on @Brand_SA #CompetitiveSAlast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest MICHELIN Agricultural tires is launching four new tires for tractors, sprayers, harvesting equipment and large implements in North America, as well as an industry-first satisfaction guarantee on the well-known Ultraflex line and a new mobile app that calculates the proper air pressure for tractor tires.  Also on display during the Farm Progress show in Decatur, Ill. will be an example of both of Michelin’s current VF tractor tires.All six tire models, each with a unique tread design, feature Michelin Ultraflex Technology, which enables tires to operate at up to 40 percent lower air pressure compared to standard radial tires, resulting in a larger footprint for reduced soil compaction and higher yields. A recent Harper Adams University study demonstrated a 4 percent yield increase with Ultraflex tires compared to standard radial tires.The expanded line-up of MICHELIN farm tires include:.       The MICHELIN® VF480/80R50 179D SprayBibT is an expansion of Michelin’s popular VF (Very High Flexion) high-clearance sprayer tire offering. “The tire is designed to offer farmers a unique balance between a narrow tire to avoid crop damage and a flotation tire to minimize compaction,” said James Crouch, farm segment marketing manager for Michelin North America. “With a maximum load of over 17,000 pounds and a top rated speed of 40 mph, this wider and higher-load capacity addition to the SprayBib family is equipped to handle the largest high-clearance sprayers on the market.” The new VF480/80R50 179D SprayBib will be available in September 2015..       The MICHELIN 710/45R22.5 165D CargoXBibT High Flotation is one of the latest additions to Michelin’s renovated large implement line. A new tread design, which will replace the current CargoXBib tread design that has been available in North America for the past seven years, provides improved cleanout. This new tire line, designed with Michelin Ultraflex Technologies, allows the tire to fully utilize central inflation systems and get to the lowest pressures possible while in the field for the most soil protection possible. The 710/45R22.5 165D CargoXBib High Flotation will be available in December 2015. .       The MICHELIN IF900/65R46 190D AxioBibT offers the highest levels of load capacity and the lowest levels of compaction a farmer could ask for on large mechanical front-wheel drive (MFWD) and four-wheel drive machines in singles. At 7 feet 6 inches tall with a capacity of almost 24,000 pounds, it is the largest farm tire in in the world. Introduced in Europe in 2014, this new size addition to the AxioBib family will launch in March 2016 for North American farmers. .       The MICHELIN IF1000/55R32 CFO 188A8 CerexBibT is the newest Michelin tire designed for large harvesting machines and grain carts. Launching in June 2016, it will offer a massive load capacity and a giant footprint. Built with Michelin Ultraflex Technology, it also minimizes the soil compaction caused by new large harvesting equipment.The current MICHELIN VF tractor tires on display include:.       The MICHELIN VF710/60R42 161D XeoBibT tire is designed for high horsepower tractors in singles. The Xeobib, previously introduced in Europe and now available to the North American farmer, is designed for high horsepower tractors in singles. The XeoBib line is designed to operate at up to 40 mph and carry heavy loads while offering Michelin Ultraflex Technology’s highest level of soil protection. .       The MICHELIN VF480/80R50 166A8/166B YieldBibT is the largest tire in the YieldBib line that also minimizes compaction for MFWD tractors. “The YieldBib tire also includes Michelin’s Stubble Shield technology to provide added durability against stubble damage by utilizing an exclusive rubber compound and reinforcement in the center line of the tire,” Crouch said.Ultraflex Promise Plan Standing behind the Ultraflex tire lineup, Michelin is also announcing an industry-first full-year farmer satisfaction guarantee for the purchase of any Ultraflex tire.  Farmers can try Michelin Ultraflex replacement tires risk-free for a whole year and return the tires for a refund if they are not satisfied.Michelin launches a free mobile application to calculate agricultural tire pressure Michelin is offering farmers access to an easy-to-use mobile application that features a number of unique functionalities. With the Michelin pressure calculator, real-time agricultural tire pressure information is just a photo and a couple of clicks away.Using the Michelin Pressure Calculator involves three simple steps: .       Type the load supported by front and rear axle. .       Enter the type of tire fitted to the front and rear of the tractor using the drop-down menus. .       Take a photo of the tractor with your smartphone. The application’s built-in camera function precisely calculates load distribution and the length of the overhang measured from the wheel axles. This feature is the only one of its kind on the market.The Michelin Pressure Calculator can instantly work out the most appropriate tire pressure for the desired load and speed. This gives farmers the best pressure information possible to help them maintain road safety as well as protect the soil. The app is free on both Android and iOS devices and available in four languages: French, English, German and Spanish.last_img read more