RESULTS Men Kristen Hixson, Unattached, NH Women Katie Nageotte finished in second on the women’s side as she cleared 15-5 on her first attempt and missed all three attempts at 15-9. Shawn Barber, the 2016 Drake Relays Champion, came in second as he cleared 18-4.5 on his second attempt. Suhr was nearly perfect on the night as she cleared the bar on the first attempt at the first two heights. She then cleared 15-9 on her third attempt to secure the win. Suhr attempted to break her own indoor world record at 16-6.5, but got over hyped which caused her timing to be off and wasn’t able to set a new world record. DES MOINES, Iowa – Jenn Suhr, a three-time Olympian and indoor world record holder, and Andrew Irwin won the third-annual Capital Square Vault presented by Catch Des Moines and the Des Moines Register in downtown Des Moines Wednesday evening, April 25. Andrew Irwin, Arkansas Vault Club, 18-4.5 (5.60) Shawn Barber, Nike Canada, 18-4.5 (5.60) Sam Kendricks, Nike, 18-0.5 (5.50) Mike Arnold, Nike, 18-0.5 (5.50) Scott Houston, Shore AC, 17-8.5 (5.40) Jenn Suhr, adidas, 15-9 (4.80) Katie Nageotte, Nike, 15-5 (4.70) Sandi Morris, Nike, 15-5 (4.70) Kristen Brown, Chula Vista Elite 13-11.25 (4.25) Irwin got out to a tough start as he needed all three attempts to clear the first height. He became more comfortable and went to match his personal best and clear 18-4.5 on his first attempt to win. Print Friendly Version
A FORMER Donegal taxi driver has been sent to prison for possessing child pornography.David Martin (52), now of 78 Sylvan Park, Letterkenny has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison, with the final 12 months suspended. Martin was residing at 11 St Jude’s Court, Lifford when Gardaí were alerted by the Online Child Exploitation Unit to someone using an IP address associated with that house posting child pornography images on Twitter.Gardaí searched the premises on October 6, 2016 and seized a Zeus Storm Desktop computer which contained six videos, with a combined duration of almost two hours, showing teen and pre-teen boys and girls engaged in sexual activity with adults. Martin admitted downloading, viewing and possessing the images and also of posting images on Twitter, which brought the matter to a head. The videos were being described as Category 1, the most serious category. Sentencing at Letterkenny Circuit Court, Judge John Aylmer said that Martin, who will be on the sex offenders register, had set up ’sophisticated anti-forensic software’ on the device Martin had told officers that he often used search engines for the dark web. “While this is a single count, evidence establishes that he was engaged in this type of activity since 2013,” Judge Aylmer said,“It is clear that this material represents only his harvest on this date.”Barrister for Martin, Mr Peter Nolan BL, said his client’s marriage was over and the marital home had been sold. Mr Nolan said that Martin’s extensive heart issues made him unsuitable for community service.Judge John Aylmer said his starting point for sentencing was a two-and-a-half-year prison term. There was no suggestion, he said, that Martin was immediately proximate to the abuse or swapping the material for commercial gain.Described as a low-risk of reoffending, Martin claimed to have been sexually abused as a child and has attended 15 psychotherapy sessions in Dublin. Judge Aylmer imposed a sentence of two and a half years in prison and suspended the final 12 months. Martin entered into a €100 bond to keep the peace and be of good behaviour for 12 months subsequent to his release.Judge Aylmer granted a destruction order on the seized property.Former Donegal taxi driver jailed for having child pornography was last modified: November 10th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:David MartinJudge John AylmerletterkennyLetterkenny Circuit CourtLiffordPeter Nolan BL
Motorists in the Oldtown/Rockhill area of Letterkenny will be faced with diversions from Monday onwards as a new road closure is implemented.A section of the Rockhill Road from the junction at Greyrock/Nestles Road leading to the roundabout at the Oldtown Bridge will be closed to traffic from Monday 12th November to 5th March 2020.The 16-week closure is in place to facilitate Irish Water works as part of the Letterkenny Sewerage Scheme. Donegal County Council has confirmed that local traffic will be accommodated during this phase.Diversions will be in place for traffic to take alternative routes: Traffic approaching from Newmills/Glenswilly on the Rockhill Road going to Town Centre will be directed via Greyrock Road onto Father McLoone Terrace onto Oldtown Bridge. Traffic approaching from Town Centre will be directed via Father McLoone Terrace onto Greyrock Road. Four-month road closure to impact Oldtown Letterkenny from Monday was last modified: November 7th, 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:letterkennyOldtownroadworkstraffic
We’ll have live scoring updates, news and analysis from the Raiders’ preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at the Coliseum on Friday at 7:30 p.m.Get Raiders news in your inbox. Sign up now for the free Raiders HQ newsletter.Fans will get a pretty good look at most of the Raiders starters as Jon Gruden indicated his regulars will play into the second quarter of their third preseason game. So look for Derek Carr to air it out a bit before giving way to battling backup …
A recent scientific discovery in South Africa, ancient fungi-like fossils, have once again put the country on the map in the palaeontology field. It raises questions about the oldest fungi found, evolution, and whether scientists have been looking in the wrong places.Ancient fungi-like fossils have been found in South Africa’s Northern Cape. (Image: South African Tourism, via Flickr, CC BY 2.0)Priya PitamberA group of international researchers have discovered fungi-like fossils in rocks dating back 2.4 billion years, in South Africa. This latest development once again displays the country’s central role in global scientific research.The fossils were found in the Ongeluk Formation in the Northern Cape, which was under water at the time the organisms were alive.“Unless they represent an unknown branch of fungus-like organisms, the fossils imply that the fungal clade is considerably older than previously thought, and that fungal origin and early evolution may lie in the oceanic deep biosphere rather than on land,” reads the researchers’ paper, published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. “The Ongeluk discovery suggests that life has inhabited submarine volcanics for more than 2.4 billion years.”SignificanceDuring a routine microscopic study of the lava, Professor Birger Rasmussen, from the Western Australian School of Mines at Curtin University, found the microfossils.“I was looking for minerals to date the age of the rock when my attention was drawn to a series of vesicles and when I increased the magnification of the microscope I was startled to find what appeared to be exquisitely preserved fossilised microbes,” he said.At 2.4 billion years old, does the Ongeluk formation yield the world’s oldest fungi? Bengtson et al https://t.co/yOCQbDgtWO pic.twitter.com/2fiqtHFcMe— NatureEcoEvo (@NatureEcoEvo) April 24, 2017“It quickly became apparent that cavities within the volcanic rocks were once crawling with life.“The new discovery has implications for the evolution of life on Earth, representing the earliest evidence of possible fungi by 1 to 2 billion years, and the earliest evidence of eukaryotic life by at least 500 million years,” Rasmussen said.He hopes this research will be able to answer fundamental questions about evolution on Earth, and beyond.LocationThe fossils were found in rock formed from bubbly lava that was once upon a time, beneath the sea.Professor Stefan Bengtson, from the Swedish Museum of Natural History, was the lead on the research team. He told the BBC that scientists previously looked for the oldest fossil fungi on land or in shallow seas, but never in the deep sea.“The deep biosphere (where the fossils were found) represents a significant portion of the Earth, but we know very little about its biology and even less about its evolutionary history,” he said.The research paper was co-authored by scientists from the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm.Sources: BBC, Nature Ecology & Evolution, and Curtin UniversityWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
The Congress has come up with a plan to overcome its “resource crunch” in Madhya Pradesh, where it has been out of power for 15 years. Those who seek nomination for the Assembly elections will have to make out a demand draft for ₹50,000 in non-refundable deposit. But this is no guarantee for nomination.Speaking to The Hindu, Pradesh Congress Committee president Arun Yadav said the proposal was under consideration and this rule would not be applied to leaders with strong grassroots links if they did not have the sum. The party will invite applications between March 5 and 15. But some leaders say the plan may allow those with money to edge out the weak but deserving candidates. “Finally, the party will choose candidates on merit and their chances of victory, but this will help to weed out non-serious players,” said a senior leader in New Delhi. Another leader said the same system was followed in Himachal Pradesh, though the amount was lower: ₹25,000 for the general category seats and ₹15,000 for the reserved seats. Nearly 400 candidates had applied for nomination from 68 seats. The Congress in Madhya Pradesh hopes to mount a strong challenge to the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government. Anti-incumbency apart, Mr. Chouhan is facing opposition from farmers, especially after the police firing that killed five farmers at Mandsaur last June. In the recent bypoll, the party put up a united face, overcoming factionalism, a problem for long. It has so far not announced a CM candidate, despite pressure on the central leadership.
Grease lightning. That’s what Usain Bolt was like on Sunday night as he sprinted to glory in front of 80,000 fans in the Olympic Stadium and more than a two billion TV audience around the globe. Coming into the 100 metres final with a bit of a question mark against his name, following defeats at the hands of compatriot Yohan Blake, the defending champion — in less than 10 seconds — left none in doubt as to who the world’s greatest sprinter is. He stopped the clock in the giant arena at an incredible 9.63 seconds, the second fastest time ever.Bolt, a major showman, was not the fastest off the blocks. In fact, he was only the fifth fastest at the start. But the Jamaican got into his upright sprinting position fastest and then completely blew away the field. Blake ran a great race, clocking a personal best at 9.75 seconds, but it was more than a tenth-of-a-second slower than Bolt.It may have been the greatest 100 metres Olympic final ever with seven of the eight runners clocking under 10 seconds — and that too only because the third Jamaican, Asafa Powell, pulled himself out at 40 metres and then almost limped home in a jog-like 11.99 seconds.Trinidadian Richard Thompson, silver medalist four years ago in Beijing, clocked 9.98 seconds, but was good enough only for seventh place. So fast was the race.Standing at six feet and five inches, Bolt was among the tallest in the finals. And that was not merely physical as he stood head and shoulders above in deeds too.advertisementComing to London with all kinds of pressure, a constant back niggle needing treatment and in second place behind Blake in the Jamaican trials, Bolt was under the scanner. Or so we thought. But once he was in perfect position within the first 20 metres or so, he just pulled away with every stride and was almost two yards clear by the finish.On a night when 800 pounds was the asking rate for a ticket to the evening session, every penny spent seemed worth it. Bolt showed his class, swallowing the track and purring away like a Ferrari.Four years ago in Beijing, Bolt looked sideways before the finish and even gave an early victory signal, but he took no chances this time. It was pure speed and sheer focus.An estimated audience of two billion people watched Bolt win, according to official figures. It was by far the biggest for the Games so far.Once the race was done, Bolt was into his showman mode. He grabbed hold of a Jamaican flag and began his victory lap, high-fiving with fans and friends in the stands along the way. He even rolled over in front of the VIPs in the Main Box.And yes, for the record, Blake, took silver in 9.75 seconds, while American Justin Gatlin won bronze in 9.79 seconds. The result also completed a Jamaican double in 100 metres, with the women’s dash already in the bag before Bolt came on view.For the record, after Carl Lewis in 1988 at Seoul, this is the first time an athlete has defended his 100 metres title in back-to-back Olympics.Bolt obviously comes into the category of a true legend as in Beijing and London he has raced like none else can. As for all-time great Lewis, he became champion in Seoul only after Canadian Ben Johnson flunked a dope test.Comparing Bolt in Beijing and London, it is clear the superstar had a lot to prove here. Four years ago, he actually could ease off after 65 metres and turn his neck. On Sunday night, with the world watching, Bolt did not take any chance as he kept looking straight and ran each metre with mind-blowing intensity.
Man Utd loanee Mitchell: Boys tell me they’re loving Solskjaerby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United loanee Demetri Mitchell has spoken about the recent managerial change at Old Trafford.The youngster, who was given his debut by Jose Mourinho, has has mentioned how happy the players seem under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.United have won all six games since Solskjaer took over the job.Mitchell, who is on loan at Hearts, said to the Daily Record: “It’s all change at Old Trafford now and the boys are telling me they are enjoying it. Everyone has smiles on their faces and you can see that with the way they’re playing.”You can see Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford playing fluidly and smiling. It’s all good when you are playing football with a smile on your face. Ole is doing a good job.”I’m at Hearts and I’m trying to make an impact and show what I can do here as much as possible.”There are people at United who look after the players who are out on loan. They give you constructive criticism on all games. They use Wyscout and I’m sure Hearts also send them the footage as well.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Actor Ted Danson’s recent op-ed on Huffington Post says Oceana’s new report reveals there is a staggering amount of marine life caught by fisheries as bycatch that is discarded, which he says is a daily waste of many tons of edible fish.“Fishermen usually target one type of seafood, a specific type of fish,” says Danson, “but depending upon the type of fishing gear they use, they often catch enormous amounts of species that aren’t on their list. These animals are usually tossed overboard, injured, dying or dead.”Some fisheries in the States end up throwing away more marine life than they keep, he says, as much as up to 66 percent, and one scallop fishery cited in the report was allowed to throw away more flounder than flounder fishermen were allowed to catch and keep.A colossal waste, Danson offers three steps to begin reducing it: count what is caught, reduce each fishery’s bycatch limit, and use more selective fishing gear to avoid catching non-target species. He has ideas for American consumers too.“Look for sustainable, US-caught seafood,” suggests Danson, “and consult existing reference guides to avoid species caught with gillnets, longlines and trawls, which have high levels of bycatch. Help us put an end to the waste, and keep our fisheries healthy and our oceans abundant.”You can read the entire article here.Copyright ©2014Look to the Stars
Annette FrancisAPTN National News An early morning shooting in a community one and a half hours north of Ottawa has left one Algonquin youth dead, and another charged with his murder.18 year old Bret Jerome from Rapid Lake was found outside a home in the nearby Manikwaki June 5. He was later pronounced dead in hospital, police say.Amik Mitchell, 22, has been charged with first-degree murder. Mitchell is from Kitigan Zibi.firstname.lastname@example.org