Letterkenny Hospital Roundabout to close for nighttime works this week

first_imgThe Hospital Roundabout in Letterkenny will be closed for nighttime roadworks from Monday 16th September to Wednesday 18th September.The four junctions of the roundabout will be closed to traffic from 7pm to 7am to facilitate Irish Water works.Motorists are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys as diversions are put in place. This “junction” Closure will close the;– De Valera Road approaching from Letterkenny Town Centre– Kilmacrennan Road approaching from Mountain Top– High Road approaching from Town Centre– Circular Road approaching from GlencarAlternative Routes:– Traffic approaching from De Valera Road going towards Mountain Top will be diverted via Ramelton Road R940 onto Ballyraine and Business park Road N56.– Traffic approaching from De Valera Road going towards Glencar will be diverted via N56 and onto Windyhall Road L1164.– Traffic approaching from High Road going towards Glencar will be diverted via Newline Road L5002-2.– Traffic approaching from Kilmacrennan Road approaching from Mountain Top be diverted via the Business park Road N56.– Traffic approaching from Circular Road will be diverted via the Glencar Road and New line Road L5002-2. Or Windyhall Road L1164Letterkenny Hospital Roundabout to close for nighttime works this week was last modified: September 13th, 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) Tags:letterkenny hospitalroad closureroadworksRoundaboutlast_img read more

Wolves v Fulham line-ups: Whites youngsters start, Wolves without defender

first_imgFulham boss Kit Symons named Moussa Dembele and Cauley Woodrow in his starting line-up for the FA Cup third-round replay at Wolves, who are without cup-tied defender Kortney Hause.Hugo Rodallega is among the Whites’ substitutes, as are youngsters Patrick Roberts and George Williams. Wolves: Ikeme; Iorfa, Batth, Stearman, Doherty; McDonald, Price, Henry, Evans, McAlinden; van La Parra.Subs: Kuszczak, Edwards, Saville, Clarke, Ebanks-Landell, Jacobs, Dicko. Fulham: Bettinelli, Grimmer, Hutchinson, Bodurov, Stafylidis, Parker, Fofana, Kavanagh, McCormack, Woodrow, Dembélé.Subs: Kiraly, Zverotić, Roberts, Rodallega, Fotheringham, G Williams, Burn.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Photos: Derek Carr sacked six times in Oakland Raiders loss to Seattle Seahawks in London

first_imgOakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr took 10 hits and six sacks in the Raiders 27-3 drubbing by the Seattle Seahawks at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday. That’s only one fewer sack than the Raiders have made all season. Carr had only been sacked six times in a single game just once before against the Chiefs in 2015. He bruised his left arm on a fourth-quarter sack, but is expected to be okay.The Raiders are now 1-5.last_img

Sharks overcome injuries to end Lightning’s point streak

first_imgSAN JOSE — With three defensemen sidelined by injury, the Sharks found a way to derail the hottest team in the NHL.Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson both logged heavy minutes, charging the Sharks 5-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning at SAP Center Saturday night by combining for five assists.The win snapped the Lightning’s point streak at 16 games, marking the team’s first regulation loss since Nov. 27. The Sharks also ended Nikita Kucherov’s point streak at 12 games, keeping him off the shot …last_img

Using Engineering to Prove Evolution

first_imgDavid Deamer smiling at a tide pool: is there an evolutionary connection?  The picture accompanies an article on Science Daily about Deamer’s latest thinking on the origin of life.  He’s going to share his ideas at a symposium in Oakland, California, organized by Eugenie Scott of the NCSE.According to Deamer, life began with complex systems of molecules that came together through the self-assembly of nonliving components.  A useful metaphor for understanding how this came about, he said, can be found in combinatorial chemistry, an approach in which thousands of experiments are carried out in parallel by robotic devices.But, one asks, where are the robots in the ancient primordial soup?  Who designed the experiments?  Nobody. The power of combinatorial chemistry lies in the vast numbers of structurally distinct molecules that can be synthesized and tested at the same time.  Similarly, conditions on the early Earth allowed not only the synthesis of a wide variety of complex organic molecules, but also the formation of membrane-bound compartments that would have encapsulated different combinations of molecules.    “We have made protocells in the lab–artificial compartments containing complex systems of molecules,” Deamer said.  “The creationists charge that it’s too unlikely for the right combination to have come together on its own, but combinatorial chemistry gives us a better way to think about the probability of life emerging from this process.”In his view, the spark of life was born “when one or a few protocells happened to have a mix of components that could capture energy and nutrients from the environment and use them to grow and reproduce.”  He distinguished between protocells that simply grew and those that could evolve:“Evolution began when large populations of cells had variations that led to different metabolic efficiencies,” Deamer said.  “If the populations were in a confined environment, at some point they would begin to compete for limited resources.”    The first evolutionary selection processes would have favored those organisms that were most efficient in capturing energy and nutrients from the local environment, he said.Deamer has been working on the origin of life for more than 20 years, and others decades longer than that.  The first serious thinking about a naturalistic origin of life dates back to Oparin in the 1920s at least, but Deamer remarked that the “Efforts to replicate this process in the laboratory are still in their infancy.” Will someone in the philosophy department please look at this nonsense that passes for science these days and speak up?  This is absurd.  Deamer and Scott are asking the public to tolerate decades of fruitless research with nothing to show for it and a lot against it and still bless it with the label of science.    Creationists point out how improbable their fable is for good reason (see online book).  Deamer responds, in effect, “Oh, so you think our story is improbable?  Well, I’ll show you.  I have a LOT bigger imagination than you think!”  So he conjures up metaphorical robots doing combinatorial chemistry experiments with no chemist around.  The lucky imaginary “protocell” (there’s the power of suggestion for you) wins the X-prize: the one that learns to synthesize and capture energy and nutrients and use them to grow and compete for resources.  Wow.  You thought intelligent agents did those things, but no: Deamer’s magic molecules are endowed with purpose and drive and visions of new possibilities: pterosaurs, roses, and concert pianists (01/24/2008).  Now isn’t this a “better way to think” about it?    Look how many miracle words are in this short article.  Life came about.  Life came together through self-assembly via natural experiments in combinatorial chemistry.  Molecules were synthesized and formed membranes that allowed different protocells to compete for limited resources.  In sum, life emerged.  There is their favorite miracle word again.  That miracle is so common it hardly seems miraculous any more (see repetition).    Look at that smile on Deamer’s face again.  He’s happy when you’re gullible.  “I’m a scientist, and YOU came from slime!”  Some smiling people need a change of face.  A citizen’s arrest should help (see 09/30/2007 commentary).(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Centre to return gorillas to the wild

first_imgRay Maota The silverback gorilla is the sexuallymature leader of the gorilla pack.(Image: The Dean of Travel) Debby Cox (pictured here with chimpanzees),of the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance, saysthe gorillas at the centre will help give thelocal people a glimpse of the world of gorillas,which has much in common with thatof humans.(Image: Australian National University)MEDIA CONTACTS• Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International+1 404 624 5881The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has a new rehabilitation centre, not for humans but for the Eastern Lowland gorilla or Grauer’s gorilla.The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund opened the centre, called Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (Grace), in a remote area in the DRC in early December 2010.Helping gorilla orphans to surviveThe gorillas at the centre have been rescued from traumatic situations and are physically and emotionally fragile. Often they fall victim to poachers, who take them out of their habitat to sell them as bushmeat, or traffick them illegally.The centre’s goal is to rehabilitate these gorillas to survive in the wild, while its ultimate goal is to release them into a forest in the nearby Congo Basin, as a self-sufficient group.Grace’s manager Sandy Jones said: “All of the gorilla species are endangered and because Congo is so unexplored they have not done a real census on how many Grauer’s gorillas exist.“But at the rate at which we know they are being killed and the forest is being destroyed we are really concerned that if things aren’t changed now they can be wiped out very soon,” added Jones.The centre is the first of its kind in east-central Africa and has space for 30 young gorillas, who explore a natural habitat of 350 acres. The US Fish and Wildlife Service funded its construction, while the site was donated by the Tayna Centre for Conservation Biology and is located next to the Tayna Nature Reserve. Both Tayna facilities are owned and managed by local communities, under guidance from the Fossey Fund.Debby Cox, of the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance, said that getting the chance to observe gorillas living like humans do, in family groups and with some familiar social habits, will help to foster empathy in people.The Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project has helped the fund take care of the rescued gorillas in temporary shelters in Kinigi, Rwanda, and Goma, DRC.Eddie Kambale, a doctor for the project, said: “The gorillas are enjoying this place compared to where they were.”They didn’t like the noise and dust from the Goma roads, he added, and are happier to be in a more natural habitat.Primates in needThe first group needing help are four Grauer’s who were airlifted to the centre in a helicopter donated by the DRCs UN peacekeeping force. Gorillas still living at the temporary shelters will be airlifted to Grace in early 2011.This method of transport was used to avoid inflicting more trauma on the primates, and because roads in the area were in a poor condition.The four already at Grace are Mapendo, Amani, Kighoma and Ndjingala, who are aged between one and five years old. All were snatched from their families by poachers.Mapendo, a female whose name means love in Kiswahili, was rescued in December 2007 along with a male, which sadly survived for just two more days.Amani, which means peace, was rescued in 2009 with a large gunshot wound in her leg.“It seemed obvious that her mother was shot and she was caught in the crossfire. Although it took many weeks to heal, now she is walking perfectly normal,” said Jones.Kighoma, whose name means drums, is the only male in the group of four, while one-year-old Ndjingala was rescued earlier this year and is named after the place from which she was rescued.The Grauer’s gorillaThe Grauer’s gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri) or Eastern Lowland gorilla, lives exclusively in eastern DRC. It’s a subspecies of the mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) but prefers lower levels of the forest, and tends to eat more fruit.Males can weigh up to 227kg and stand 1.7m tall. Grauer’s gorillas live in roving groups of up to 30 members, led by a dominant silverback male – silverbacks are the sexually experienced males of the pack and have glossy silver fur on their backs.They are listed as endangered on the Red List of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature – in 1995 there were as many as 17 000 individuals but now only about 8 000 exist.In eastern DRC, agricultural activities are leading to massive deforestation, which only adds to the challenge of trying to conserve the Grauer’s gorilla.last_img read more

Things to Remember When Picking Music for A Documentary Film

first_imgChoosing the right music for a documentary film is crucial to its success. Let’s run through some tips on making the right musical choice.Top image via LucasFilm LTDMusic is a big part of the filmmaking process. Just think back to successful films of the past, and then take a look at their soundtracks. Many times these soundtracks are almost as popular as the film itself. Films like the The Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, Blade Runner, Pulp Fiction, or Guardians of the Galaxy knew exactly how to use their soundtrack no matter if it was a composed piece of music specifically for the film, or if they were using compositions by other artists.The key for success in each one of these films is how the director and composer knew exactly when and where to utilize music. This same logic should be applied to documentary film production as well. Music for a documentary can be one of the most powerful emotional tools at a directors disposal. Just like music can guide the emotion queues of the audience in a fictional film, so too can it guide the emotions of a non-fiction documentary audience. The key is how to pick the right music for your narrative. Let’s take at things we need to keep in mind to do just that.First Determine the Mood or ToneWhen selecting music for your documentary film, or when having your composer create a new composition, you must be aware of mood and tone. For an example let’s look below at a scene from the action sports documentary Into the Mind.Here is a great example of understanding the mood and tone of your film. It begins with a tranquil score to coincide with the sprawling landscape imagery. Then as the mood changed to one of exhilaration, the music makes that change as well. Just remember your music doesn’t always need to be epic, but rather is needs to supplement and aid the mood and tone of your film film.Video Courtesy of Sherpas Cinema.Use Music to Enhance EmotionStudies by Stanford and Oxford University amongst many others have linked human emotion to music. Because of this it is crucial for a filmmaker to utilize music in order to help carry the emotional tone that they may not get from the visuals alone. With documentary films music can carry a lot of emotional weight with it. Because of this a documentary filmmaker should use music as a tool to either amplify the emotions coming from the visuals, or use them to subdue the emotions.No documentary filmmaker has used music like that of the legendary filmmaker Ron Fricke. In the video below you will see the introduction to his 2011 documentary film Samsara, which relies only on visuals, location audio, and music. The result is an emotional opening, one that continues throughout the film through the sequences like the man behind the desk, food, military, and Mecca.Video Courtesy of Holden Boyles.Don’t Be Afraid of SilenceTake a page from legendary director Martin Scorsese and use silence to your advantage. Silence can has just as much of an effect on your audience as an amazing musical composition. The key to using silence in your film is knowing when and where to introduce it. Just like any other part of the musical composition process, using silence is an art.To help you better understand that art, and the usage of silence we’ll look Tony Zhou‘s video The Art of Silence. While in the video below you will see it draw on examples from narrative film, understand that the same concepts apply for documentary as well. Because in the end all filmmaking is visual storytelling.Video Courtesy of Tony Zhou.Music Can Drive PaceAnother aspect of your film that you need to be mindful of when thinking of music is the tempo, pacing or rhythm of your film. The way in which the film is edited can have a great effect with how the music is perceived. If you utilize music that blends well with the pace of the film, then you’ll be able to garner a much deeper emotional response. For an example of this lets look at the Oscar nominated documentary film Cartel Land. In the scene below we’ll watch as the music builds in tension as the Mexican Police conduct raids on the cartels, this in-turn highlights the dangers and violence of the situation.Video Courtesy of Movieclips Film Festivals & Indie Films.Custom Music and Royalty Free MusicImage via ShutterstockThe best thing to finding a composer for your film is to use royalty free music for your documentary project. Here on PremiumBeat you can search for specific styles of music and find a long list of available options.The key is to understand that music is vital for your documentary film and not impossible to find. Just keep the tips above in mind as you search for music for your next film.Have any tips for using music in documentary film? Share your tips in the comments below.last_img read more

Taulava makes changes to adapt to NLEX’s style of play

first_imgCayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Being the league’s eldest statesman at 44, the Fil-Tongan admits that playing with a quick pace is his way of adapting to NLEX’s style of play especially with him teaming up with speedy guards Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas, players who are hailed as the Road Warriors’ future.“I got to keep up with Kiefer and Kevin. I can’t let them run me out of the ground. Right now, we’re a much more running team with the young bloods coming in, so I got to be able to run,” he said before heaping much praise to Ravena, who has been nothing but impressive so far. “It’s a new time, a new generation, and you see that Kiefer’s time has landed.”Also a major part of Taulava’s change is his trimmed down physique. He is at his lightest weight in over a decade.But the 2003 PBA Most Valuable Player isn’t paying much attention to his conditioning, but rather, is looking at the bigger picture as he seeks to contribute at the best of his capabilities for the Road Warriors.“I don’t want to talk about my weight or anything. My focus is on my team. Hopefully, these young guys could take us all the way and lead us to the playoffs,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I feel good. I’m glad it finally went in,” Taulava said. “Last game, I missed my lone attempt so I’m happy that this time, it went in.”Taulava hit a long bomb from the top of the arc at the 8:57 mark of the second quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderAlso making the shot feel better for Taulava was the Road Warriors’ pulling off the 115-104 victory over the GlobalPort Batang Pier to stay unbeaten in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.But the three-point shot is not the only thing that’s new to Taulava’s game. He is also much more active on the floor. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Asi Taulava’s Christmas wish finally came true on Monday.No, it’s not any gaudy gift or pricey present. The 44-year-old was just relieved to have swished his first 3-pointer this season for NLEX.ADVERTISEMENT View comments BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed As for his New Year’s resolution, all Taulava is hoping for is to be able to follow Guiao’s orders and be spared from the vitriol the fiery coach spews when things go awry.“I don’t want to be that guy to make a crazy play and when I get back to the bench, coach Yeng will curse at me,’ he said laughing. Cruz fills in for Devance in Ginebra win over Magnolia Read Next Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citylast_img read more

Harrell, Williams key Clippers bench in rout of Kings

first_imgClippers: Will be the visiting team Friday against the Lakers. Have won the last five against their Staples Center co-tenants. Change of heart: Ayo leaves La Salle for UST Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Willie Cauley-Stein scored 17 points for Sacramento. Buddy Hield and Malachi Richardson each scored 10 points, the only other Kings to finish in double figures.The Clippers took control with a dominating close to the first half, finishing with a 37-14 run to take a 71-53 at the break.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderIt was the most points the Clippers had scored in a first half this season.Wilson — a 27-year-old rookie who has played in Puerto Rico, Italy and the G League — already had a career-high 14 points in the first quarter. He finished 5 of 7 from 3-point range. Read Next Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LA Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, right, shoots around Sacramento Kings guard Malachi Richardson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)LOS ANGELES — Montrezl Harrell scored 22 points and Lou Williams added 21, both off the bench, to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 122-95 rout of the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.Jamil Wilson had 17 points for the Clippers, whose bench outscored their Kings counterparts, 72-43. Center DeAndre Jordan finished 13 points and 15 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH TIP-INSKings: After losing nine consecutive road games early in the season, Sacramento entered Tuesday’s game having won five of their last nine away from home. Said coach Dave Joerger: “We settled in on a rotation. Guys are getting used to the league a little bit. They’d been scouted for the first time and have to be able to make those adjustments. And guys are continuing to improve on a daily basis.”Clippers: Los Angeles coach Doc Rivers said F Blake Griffin could return Friday against the Lakers. When Griffin sprained his medial collateral ligament in his left knee on Nov. 27, the team said he could be out eight weeks. Rivers on his early return: “I just know his work ethic has to have something to do with it. He gets a lot of heat for getting injured, but no one gives him credit for getting healthy. He works his butt off like no one I’ve ever seen.” . F Wesley Johnson (foot) could also return Friday.UP NEXTKings: Return home Wednesday to meet the Cavaliers.ADVERTISEMENT NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ View commentslast_img read more

UST’s EJ Laure to miss UAAP Season 80 due to shoulder injury

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC As per The Volleyball Reporter, Laure, one of the Tigresses’ main gunners, will skip this year’s tournament due to a chronic shoulder injury.Laure helped UST earn a return trip to the Final Four in Season 79. Without her, the Tigresses will have to rely more on explosive hitter Cherry Rondina.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderLaure was named Rookie of the Year in Season 77. EJ Laure. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas will have to make do without EJ Laure in its campaign in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.The Volleyball Reporter, Inquirer’s multiplatform volleyball resource, broke the news on Twitter Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Cabagnot, San Miguel weather Meralco comeback 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communitieslast_img read more