Trainee carpenter banned for not having insurance for the third time

first_imgA Ballybofey man who was caught by Gardai driving for the third while not covered by insurance has been put off the road for two years.Ryan Kelly was stopped by Gardai at Sessiaghneill on March 10th last and asked for insurance. Kelly, a carpenter by profession, failed to produce the relevant documents and was only on a learner’s permit.The 23-year-old from Corgary appeared at Letterkenny District Court where Judge Paul Kelly was told he had five previous convictions.Two of these previous charges were for not having car insurance.Solicitor Donough Cleary said his client was only driving his mother’s car for a distance of one mile.Judge Paul Kelly fined the accused €500 and banned him from driving for two years and also fined him a further €200 for driving alone with only a learner’s permit.Trainee carpenter banned for not having insurance for the third time was last modified: November 17th, 2017 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) Tags:bannedcarpentercourtdonegalRyan Kellylast_img read more

Loggers come out firing, take Big 5 opener

first_imgThe Loggers made a statement of intent in their league opener Friday afternoon, comfortably defeating the Huskies 6-0 and taking the early advantage in the Big 5.Eureka scored three times in the top of the first and never looked back, shutting down the Fortuna offense with a dominating pitching performance, with four pitchers combining to allow just five hits.“I thought we played good,” Eureka head coach Jeff Giacomini said. “We hit the ball very well. We had a lot of hard hits right at …last_img

Our Raiders-Chargers picks: Could Derek Carr possibly out-duel Philip Rivers?

first_imgRound two between AFC West and cross-state rivals — perhaps their last-ever meeting in Oakland — would seem to hold the promise of a ballgame.Don’t bet on it.Our guys don’t paint a pretty picture for Jon Gruden and Co. on Sunday against the Chargers (1:05 p.m., Fox) — unless the allure of the No. 1 pick is your kind of pretty. Register your own pick below.Matt SchneidmanChargers 38, Raiders 13 In his last three games against the Raiders, all Chargers wins, Philip Rivers has …last_img

Darwin Not Given Enough Credit for Animal Engineering

first_imgDaniel E. Lieberman (Harvard) was impressed with Steven Vogel’s new book, Comparative Biomechanics: Life’s Physical World (Princeton, 2003), which he reviewed in Nature.1  He considers it a much-needed general textbook on biomechanics, the study of ways living things solve physical problems.  For instance, animals and plants need to generate forces to either move or stay put.  Lieberman praises Vogel’s book as fun to read and filled with tremendous examples:Prairie dogs build their tunnels to ventilate based on the Bernoulli principle.Basilisk lizards are able to run on water.  A human would have to weigh just 4.6 grams to accomplish that feat with our feet.Fleas accelerate at 2000 meters per second, 20 times greater than a Space Shuttle launch.Silk has a tensile strength similar to that of steel.Oak trees generate 500,000 pascals of pressure by evaporation.“Nature is a pretty impressive engineer,” Lieberman confesses. The physical world poses many basic challenges, such as gravity, viscosity and pressure gradients, to all living creatures, which in turn have evolved an astonishing array of solutions.  Many of these, such as paddles, valves and hydrostats, are so widespread that we rarely notice them.  Others perform so well that we marvel at their superiority to human-made devices.The physical problems solved by living things extend from “how proteins fold to how whales float.”  These things are best studied by engineers, who can employ their talents “deducing and testing the inherent principles and mechanisms by which things fail, work or can be made to work.”  The only criticism Lieberman had was that Vogel didn’t shed enough light on evolution:In Vogel’s world, plants and animals receive equal treatment in the context of the physical problems they encounter.  In that sense, the comparative method he uses is based on problems of physics, not evolutionary relationships: tubes are treated as tubes, regardless of what kind of organism they serve.  Regrettably, this perspective leaves little room to explore key problems in evolution.  Vogel mentions only in passing various debates on topics such as constraints, adaptation and the mechanisms by which organisms can or cannot alter in response to changes in their environment.  Of particular note, he sidesteps the issue of optimization and the extent to which natural selection drives organisms towards supposedly better ways to overcome the challenges posed by their particular environments.Despite that little shortcoming, he thought the book was destined to become a well-worn classic.1Daniel E. Lieberman, “Engineering for Animals,” Nature 428, 893 (29 April 2004); doi:10.1038/428893a.Ha!  This is funny.  Please, Mr. Vogel, can’t you give Charlie just a little credit? I’m afraid the creationists and ID people are going to latch onto this book.  Can’t you tell us just a little bitty just-so story about how these masterful engineering feats evolved, so that we can use it in the public schools?Vogel, in essence, replied, Natural selection?  I have no need of that hypothesis.    Congratulations to Dan Lieberman for a well-deserved Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Song, dance marks Africa Day

first_img25 May 2015Songs, dancing and traditional dress from various African nations was the order of the day as thousands of people from across the continent converged in Mamelodi, in eastern Pretoria, to mark Africa Day yesterday.They were joined by ambassadors from various African countries, cabinet ministers, African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and President Jacob Zuma, who led the country’s Africa Day celebrations under the theme: “We are Africa – Opening the doors of learning and culture from Cape to Cairo”.Africa Day is celebrated annually on 25 May to mark the formation of the Organisation of African Unity, now known as the African Union (AU), by 32 governments in 1963. South Africa rejoined the continental and international community in 1994 following its first democratic elections. This year, the day also celebrated 21 years since this reintegration.Speaking at the event, Zuma said Africa Day was a celebration of African progress, but also a day to reflect on the challenges that remained. “We have a lot to celebrate and we have a lot to look forward to. Africa Day is a celebration of African unity and a reminder that we should never lose sight of that noble goal of the founding leaders of the [Organisation of African Unity].“We also at the same time celebrate the solidarity and friendship provided by South Africans in many townships and villages to African nationals who came to settle in our country in search of opportunities even at the height of apartheid colonialism.”He encouraged South Africans to use Africa Day to learn more about the AU, its structures, programmes and the continent in general. “We need to understand our own country’s contribution to the work of the AU in building a better Africa and in contributing to building a better world,” Zuma said.South Africa was proud of its modest contribution to the success of the continent through its involvement in peacemaking, peacekeeping, as well as reconstruction and development, working within the AU and with other countries.GrowthAfrica was one of the fastest growing regions in the world, Zuma said. “We have a sound socio-economic development plan in the form of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development. We have clear programmes to advance infrastructure development, industrialisation and advancement in agriculture, health and other social programmes.”The challenge, he said, was to make the growth inclusive and for it to translate into an improved quality of life for the one billion people on the continent. “We should therefore continue working in unity, to make Africa a continent of hope for the youth and future generations.“As South Africans, we are proud of our African identity. We are proud to be part of a continent that is growing, that has a bright future.”The anthemHe also called on every school, church or community choir and individuals to practise the AU anthem and sing it at all important gatherings and celebrations. “We urge South African institutions and companies to begin flying the African Union flag together with the South African flag.“[The] government has organised a colourful Africa Month programme taking place in various areas to celebrate our songs, dance, books, poetry, fashion, food and everything that is African about our country and culture.“That is part of celebrating and reclaiming the African identity of our country and people, which had been suppressed by the racist minority regime of the apartheid era,” Zuma said.In her speech, Dlamini-Zuma said South Africans needed to remember and understand that they too were African.“I’ve been living in Ethiopia for years and I’ve never been made to feel like a foreigner or a migrant; I felt like an African. We are one continent, one people and one destiny,” she said to loud applause.Some 60% of external tourists to South Africa were Africans, she said, adding that the country benefited from them.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

Toyota, Intel, and Ericsson create connected car data consortium

first_imgBreak the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… David Curry Related Posts Tags:#Autonomous#connected car#Denso#Ericsson#Intel#NTT Docomo#Self-Driving#toyota center_img Denso, Ericsson, Intel, NTT Docomo, and Toyota have formed the Automotive Edge Computing consortium, a new association dedicated to building an ecosystem for connected car data.Bringing millions of cars online will require a major overhaul of road infrastructure, alongside new networking standards and data centers to send, receive, and store data.See Also: U.K. government drops their commandments for self-driving vehiclesThe consortium wants to be the one to provide this infrastructure, creating new architecture to support the expected 10 exabytes (1 billion gigabytes) of data per month from connected cars.Ericsson and NTT Docomo are both major networking firms, eager to outline standards, best practices, and architecture plans. Intel recently acquired Mobileye for $15.3 billion, so it has an important part to play in the development of connected and autonomous vehicles.The addition of Toyota and Denso – an auto parts manufacturer that’s the largest shareholder is Toyota – makes the consortium Japanese oriented. Japan will most likely be one of the first to adopt national standards for autonomous tech, with the government hoping to have self-driving taxis available in Tokyo before the 2020 Summer Olympics.For now, the consortium will look at connected tools, like real-time maps and driver assistance, but clearly, the long-term goal is infrastructure to support the self-driving revolution. The estimated infrastructure cost, in the U.S. at least, is expected to run into the hundreds of billions.Consortiums of automakers, auto parts manufacturers, and technology companies look to be in season. BMW partnered with Intel, Delphi, and Continental to develop self-driving cars, and the U.K. government is funding a partnership between Oxford University, Telefonica, and Transport for London. IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more

Inspiration! 15 of the Very Best iPhone Videos

first_imgWe’ve rounded up 15 of the best iPhone video projects, representing a unique variety of genres and shooting styles.Although the iPhone’s video imager can hardly be considered a professional-grade camera, it’s portability and ease of use give way to new ways of exploring video creation.  In this inspiration roundup, we’ve compiled some of the very best iPhone videos for your viewing enjoyment.  Each of these projects is influenced by it’s mode of shooting, leveraging the mobility and simplicity of the iPhone.  Much of the subject matter involves the documentation of a trip or travel experience, a topic that lends itself well to iPhone shooting.Many of the videos below were shot on iPhone 4S, taking advantage of it’s 1080P HD video capability and built-in image stabilization.  Additionally, most of these iPhone videos were professionally edited and color corrected to give the final footage an even more polished look.Take a look at some of the very best iPhone videos being created today and you’ll likely find yourself amazed with the image quality and overall project execution – impressive videos for a pocket camera.iPhone 4s // Thailand by artislandYEEPENG FESTIVAL IN CHIANGMAI by tada archawong Framed – an iphone 4S short story from Mael SevestreDear Viary, Barcelona… by Stefan FriessnerAbandoned Places > 3 Years Time Lapse by françois vautierGalapagos – Shot with iPhone 4S by Miguel EndaraLaughter the Best Medicine by The Film Artist1 Second Everyday – Age 30 by Cesar KuriyamaiPhone 4S Movie: The hand pressed Cappuccino by F9photolife fragments by VitùcEx•pan•sions by RicksterWindow Seat by Michael Huttonfinn. [iPhone 4s movie] by Visual CooksPCH – An iPhone 4S short film by NiceAlaska by Johnfrank Isaac Dieguezlast_img read more

Suspected Suicide in Freeport

first_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppFreeport, Bahamas, February 9, 2017 – Suspected suicide under investigation in Grand Bahama today.  Reports are that a young man residing in South Bahamia was found already dead by his mother; the situation is shocking.Paul Ferrell is the young man identified.  We are awaiting further details in the case which is yet another blow to the island.#MagneticMediaNews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianewslast_img read more

Urban Renewal Campers Taught Academics and More

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 31, 2017 – Nassau – Fundamental subjects of Math and English were drilled into the 100-plus children enrolled in the Nassau Village Urban Renewal Summer Camp but, equally important, the children were exposed to topics like bullying, hygiene, inappropriate touch, gang violence and conflict resolution through pep talks during the three-week program.“I’ve seen their mannerisms change over the course of the 3 weeks,” said Latisha Rolle, one of 13 facilitators at the camp.“Camp normally gives families temporary relief from chaotic situations at home.  Children act according to their culture at home. When they go home, even though Mummy may be loud, we help them to understand there is a way to deal with that. We teach them to deal with conflict. As a child, you have an obligation to honor your father and mother and that is one of the scriptures we teach them.“Every day they also say a pledge and 2 Bible scriptures… “Honor thy father and mother… and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.“They know these things by heart,” she said.Arnette Lunn, a camp facilitator who is also studying to become a Mediator, imparted some of her skills to the children. She explained that it is one thing to recite the pledge, but it’s another thing to know what it means. “We explain what the pledge means; respect for peers, elders, teachers, the community and anyone you may encounter. We also recite the Golden Rule every day … Do unto others as you would have them do to you. Treat people how you want to be treated.”The campers, ages 5-15, who are residents of Nassau Village, Pinewood and the surrounding area, also engaged in basketball and volleyball games for 20 minutes each day along with interpretive dance and sign language classes.Ms. Lunn emphasized that the children were “happy” to be at the camp and were making new friends in a school setting but in a “controlled” environment.The Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development is hosting the “free” camp which is being held at Sadie Curtis Primary School. Each day the children receive breakfast and lunch, fruits and drinks.The camp will officially closed with a special ceremony at Loyola Hall, Gladstone Road, at the end of July.Press Release: BISStory by: Kathryn Campbell Photo Captions: Header Photo:  Camp facilitator Latisha Rolle assists campers with preparations for the closing exhibition.Insert photo: Arnette Lunn, Urban Renewal Camp facilitator, views a Junkanoo piece to be displayed at the camp’s closing exhibition.(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more