‘The Dominator’ pedals his way to Bike Club victory

first_imgChris Haugan almost finished second, but unfortunately experienced a late race crash, allowing Richard Howes to finish as runner up at 48:23.Haugan ended up finishing third in the race, while Tate Haugan finished fourth with the stop clock reading 50:50.Nicki Haugan was the first finisher in the shortened 1 lap event, completing her race with a time of 35:01.- Advertisement -Blizzard Bike Club members won’t need to unload their cycles just yet, as the Club will be racing again Thursday evening in a Toony Cross race, starting at the High School at 6:30 p.m.For more information on the local cycling Club or any of its upcoming events, click here.last_img read more

Frank Girardot: From peril to just a giggle

first_imgI’ve fired .22s, .38s, .45s, 9s, .357s and .44 Magnums (“the most powerful handgun in the world,” as “Dirty Harry” Callahan once said). I’ve taken turns with .410-gauge bird shotguns and powerful pump-action 12-gauge riot guns. I’ve shot at watermelons, tin cans, paper targets and (I’m ashamed to admit) a bird or two and a couple of road signs in my youth. But it amazed me to see how few residents of Rosemead shared my fear of well-aimed pistols and shotguns that were clearly in a safety-off position. Women with umbrellas to shield them from the sun thought nothing about approaching gun-pointing deputies from down-range. Men on bicycles rolled across the street, seemingly unaware that they were in a pretty dangerous place. I’ve watched a lot of Westerns in my day. I always thought civilians took cover in the nearest saloon they could find. Not in Rosemead. Not Wednesday. Reporter Jennifer McLain described the situation: “As time dragged on and deputies stood with guns in their hands, mothers walked by with strollers, neighbors stopped to ask questions and vehicles drove past.” Fortunately cops know the danger oblivious bystanders pose to themselves in these situations. “You try to get everybody out of the kill zone,” Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Tony Osterman said. “You want to keep them from becoming victims or hostages.” What started in a panic though, ended with a giggle. The “gunfire” a couple of deputies believed they encountered at Zapopan Park was nothing more than an exploding Bic cigarette lighter. No one was hurt. Although they could have been. Either stupidly or otherwise. I know. I’ve seen videos of exploding lighters on YouTube. frank.girardot@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811 Ext. 2717 www.insidesocal.com/sgvcrime 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! I arrived 15 minutes later. Deputies with guns drawn were holding the north end of a half-mile perimeter in the heart of a densely populated neighborhood. I stood behind a car and watched things for a bit. I see guns as tools of destruction. I know I’m not alone. I knew a homicide detective who kept his piece in a paper bag in his desk drawer in the old Hall of Justice. Don’t get me wrong. I own a nice (completely dismantled) bolt-action rifle. Wednesday morning there was a report from Rosemead of “shots fired, possible officer down” crackling over the newsroom scanner. The sound of the radio traffic reminded me of the 1997 North Hollywood bank robbery that turned into a shootout between the LAPD and a pair of armed robbers and culminated in a bloody mess. The North Hollywood incident ended with 16 cops and civilians wounded in a firefight. When it was over, gunmen Emil Matasareanu, 30, of Altadena and Larry Phillips, 26, of Rowland Heights were dead. In the heat of the moment Wednesday I grabbed my press credentials and rushed out of the newsroom to where the action was. last_img read more

DOING THE BUSINESS: How Joanne has leaped into the Cloud!

first_imgDOING THE BUSINESS: Donegal Daily in conjunction with the ETB will be profiling a number of individuals and businesses who have successfully graduated from one of the many training programmes ETB has to offer.As the ETB launch their latest diverse range of courses, Donegal Daily spoke with Joanne Mc Kenna (39) from Glenfin. Joanne completed a Software Testing programme last year, and is now working in a prosperous startup company.Joanne had spent 17 years managing restaurants in New York before returning home to Donegal two years ago. “I wanted to do something different other than working in a restaurant, so I thought I’d do something at an IT level” Joanne told Donegal Daily.Joanne applied to study for the Software Testing City & Guilds qualification with Donegal ETB last summer. Her only other experience in IT was an ECDL certification, but she said that the ETB course covered the fundamentals of Information Technology.“They started at the bottom and did the basics before working their way up,” Joanne said.“It was a really good course. It was intense, but I had it in my mind that I wanted to do it, so that’s what I did.” “What you do in three months is what you could learn in a year in other courses.”Over the course of three months, Joanne learned skills in software development, software testing, automated testing, SQL scripting and job-seeking skills. She had four weeks of work experience also on the programme. The 26-week course led to certification in Microsoft SQL databases, ISTQB and City & Guilds software testing, all of which are industry recognised.Joanne did her work placement with FireCloud365 – a software company based in the CoLab in Letterkenny. FireCloud365 offers a cloud-based system for the management of statutory fire safety checks, vendor management and preventive maintenance.Once she had qualified from the ETB, Joanne returned to FireCloud365 and worked as an intern for nine months. She is now working on the team three days a week. Next year, she hopes to have a full-time role in the company.Joanne’s work as a software tester has brought her great opportunities in travel too, as she goes all over Ireland setting up the fire safety check software in hotels. Looking back, Joanne did see a gender imbalance of people in her programme, as five out of the twenty students were women. She saw that everyone had the same opportunities, while having a background in IT wasn’t necessary.“I was the only woman without a background in IT, but I felt like anybody could have done the course if you put your mind to it.”“I didn’t have a background in maths, but if you find the right people to teach you, you will learn it.”Studying under one main lecturer is another factor that benefits learners on the programme. “You could have other courses where there are five or six other lecturers, but our lecturer was there all the time, he knew how you were getting on and if you needed any help,” Joanne said. From the Big Apple to the ‘Cloud’, Joanne has had a launchpad into the world of IT by doing a short course with the ETB, and would encourage others to take the leap.“I never thought that I would be able to do it, because I was away for so long working in management. But anyone can do it.”For further information on these programs and others contact Sarah on 074-9120542Email for course inquiries: coursesdonegaltc@donegaletb.ieVisit www.donegaletb.ieDOING THE BUSINESS: How Joanne has leaped into the Cloud! was last modified: November 24th, 2016 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:Donegal ETBeducationsoftware testerlast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL are celebrating their all-Ireland hurling victory over Tyrone at Croke Park on Saturday.Click on this brilliant Wallace Media video to hear interviews with the heroes including Ciarán Mathewson. Enjoy!DDTV VIDEO: INTERVIEWS WITH DONEGAL’S ALL-IRELAND WINNING HURLING HEROES was last modified: June 18th, 2011 by gregShare 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:all-irelanddonegal hurlerslory meagher cup finalwallace medialast_img read more

In Pictures: Supercars stun crowds at Fanad Lighthouse

first_imgThere were fantastic scenes at Fanad Lighthouse yesterday when over 20 fast cars turned up for an impressive display.There was a spectacular gathering of supercars, classic and vintage cars at the iconic tourist spot yesterday evening, with such prestigious names as Lamborghini, Corvette, Mustang and MacLaren on display.A total of 23 cars lined up around the lighthouse’s helipad, cheered on by the great crowd who turned out despite the bad weather. Photo: Shaun GallagherPhoto: Shaun GallagherThe cars came as part of Driven Club’s Donegal Run for the north’s Bank Holiday weekend.They came from all over the country – from Belfast, Dublin, Louth, Strabane and Lifford. 80 cars will gather today (Sunday) from 12-4pm for a charity event at Joe Soap’s carwash at Applegreen, Lifford in aid of the Sean O’ Hare unit, Stranorlar. “The atmosphere was electric” said Rosie Nic Cionnaith, marketing officer at Fanad Lighthouse. “We never expected to get all the cars onto the helipad but we managed it and it was a fantastic sight.”Strabane man Keith “Bear” Gamble was behind bringing the cars to Fanad Lighthouse.“Keith was out a couple of months ago with a 1958 Chevy Apache pick-up truck and we got some beautiful photos then against the backdrop of our iconic lighthouse,” said Rosie.“He knew the club would love to come out here so we set it up for this weekend, in advance of their charity car show. We wish them every success with it. The cars are absolutely stunning.”If you missed this yesterday, check out the second supercar event today in Lifford, in aid of the Sean O’Hare Unit: In Pictures: Supercars stun crowds at Fanad Lighthouse was last modified: May 26th, 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:donegal rundriven clubfanad lighthousesupercarslast_img read more

Sterling named player of the month

first_imgRaheem Sterling has been named the Premier League’s Player of the Month for August.Chelsea’s Eden Hazard was on the shortlist after a superb start to the season, but the award went to the Harlesden-raised Manchester City player.Antonio Valencia of Manchester United and Hull City defender Curtis Davies were also in the running.“To receive personal awards is great, but it really is all about the team,” said Sterling.“We’re only just at the beginning of the campaign and there is a long way to go, but I only hope that this is a sign of things to come and by the end of the season the team will be getting our hands on some silverware.”The stats suggested Hazard would be the winnerSee also:Praise for Sterling after Man City winThe stats show Hazard must be player of the monthFans on Twitter react to Sterling beating Hazard to awardInjured Sterling out of England squadFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

49ers new star Fred Warner on verge of Reuben Foster pairing

first_imgSANTA CLARA – Fred Warner’s rookie debut, as phenomenal as it was, came with teaching points. Inside the 49ers meeting room, as film flashed of Sunday’s 24-16 loss at Minnesota, a key voice offered Warner advice.It was the voice that Warner will hear next to him on the field for years to come. It was Reuben Foster’s.Foster is finishing out his two-game suspension this week, and while the NFL is allowing Foster limited access to the team for his personal benefit, Warner is also benefiting from …last_img read more

Zoo Celebrates Bio-Inspiration

first_img(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 The San Diego Zoo has a new Centre for Bioinspiration, promoting invention based on life’s solutions to practical problems.Radio station KPBS announced, “San Diego Zoo Will Mimic Nature To Create New Products.”  The zoo will use its practical knowledge of plants and animals to excite corporations to apply the knowledge to invention.  By connecting collaborators with sponsors, they hope to bring useful products to the marketplace.  Examples of animals with biomimetic potential listed in the article include the morpho butterfly, whose wing scales led Qualcomm to improve cell phone displays, and sharks, whose skin led to improved ways for shipbuilders to avoid barnacles.Reporter Tom Fudge ended with this promising citation: “A study by Point Loma Nazarene University found biomimicry could help the local economy. The study said developing such products had the potential to add 2,100 jobs and $325 million in annual revenues to the San Deigo [sic] region.”  Across the world, the BBC News took notice of this development, headlining, “San Diego Zoo looks to nature to create new gadgets,” noting the design influence of birds, whales and butterflies.  Live Science also reported the news.  “The San Diego Zoo has touted its biomimicry expertise for a few years now,” the article noticed.Visitors to San Diego Zoo’s Bioinspiration Website can find news and lists of resources for further information.  The Centre’s summer newsletter announced a Bioinspiration Conference for October 2013 in partnership with the Zurich Zoo.  “Imagine medical transportation simplified by looking to the flight of dragonflies, protective body armor inspired by the armadillo shell, or drug delivery improvements inspired by the mosquito,” the announcement reads.  “The natural world represents a tremendous resource for novel and transformative innovation.”In addition, the Centre is attracting high school students to consider careers in biomimetics by offering a course this fall, “Introduction to Biomimcry,” in collaboration with UC San Diego.  It won’t just be a series of lectures, either: “Students will work in pairs on a Design Challenge, where an adaptation from an animal or plant is used as inspiration for solving an engineering challenge.” In other biomimetics news:Cucumbers:  Did you ever wonder about those coils on cucumber vines that find poles to climb?  Did you ever stretch them?  Scientists at Harvard did.  They wanted to know how the spring-like tendrils coil tighter when stretched, unlike most springs that unwind.  In “How the Cucumber Tendril Coils and Overwinds” in Science Magazine today (31 August 2012: Vol. 337 no. 6098 pp. 1087-1091, DOI: 10.1126/science.1223304), Gerbode et al. explained the counterintuitive behavior of these natural springs “using physical models of prestrained rubber strips, geometric arguments, and mathematical models of elastic filaments.”  The outcome of their work “suggests designs for biomimetic twistless springs with tunable mechanical responses.”  Their paper threw a cucumber slice to Darwin who had called the tendrils “soft springs” – but that had nothing to do with evolution.Their only mention of evolution itself was not helpful to Darwin: “Collectively, our observations raise questions at an evolutionary level about the ubiquity of this mechanism in other tendril-bearing species and at a mechanical level about the functional principles of these soft twistless springs,” they said in the conclusion.  A Harvard press release summarized the research in lay language.  Trying to remain evolutionary about this design, the article claimed, “Nature has solved all kinds of energetic and mechanical problems, doing it very slowly and really getting it right.”  Noting the efficiency of the design, the article ended with a rhetorical question, “The real question remains this: How difficult is it to evolve such tendril-like solutions?”Rats:  Engineers at CORDIS are saying “Eureka!” instead of “Rats!” as they work on rat-inspired whiskered robots, reported PhysOrg.  The summary provides glimpses of hope for homemakers, doctors and firefighters: “Inspired by the twitching whiskers of common rats and Etruscan shrews, European researchers have developed rodent-like robots and an innovative tactile sensor system that could be used to help find people in burning buildings, make vacuum cleaners more efficient and eventually improve keyhole surgery.”  Remember–these are the critters you want to trap or poison.Bugs:  A short video on Live Science praises “The Master Designer, Nature Herself.”  Shrilk, a cheap new material inspired by bug parts and discarded shrimp shells, is leading to biodegradable sutures, plastics, and containers.Lastly, Science Daily announced “Evidence That New Biomimetic Controlled-Release Capsules May Help in Gum Disease.”Isn’t this great?  This is more evidence that biomimetics is rolling over Darwin.  As expected, the Darwinists are trying to capitalize on this hot new trend with empty speculations, like “Biology has had a much longer time – 3.8 billion years – to address problems, and a lot of the problems are similar to those we face” (BBC News), but in so doing, they are only exhibiting their ignorance of natural selection (an aimless process with no goal or purpose in mind), and the uselessness of their theory.  Most biomimetics articles don’t even mention evolution, and are better off with the omission.  Who needs a distracting story, when the rush is on to imitate the designs everyone calls masterful?  Darwinism may well be simply drowned out and forgotten in the bioinspiration stampede.Even worse is calling “Mother Nature” the Master Designer.  The apostle Paul rightly instructed us to give honor to whom honor is due (Romans 13:7), and the only Master Designer around able to create master designs is the all-wise Logos who created all things (John 1:1-3) – including ourselves, we who are “fearfully and wonderfully made” and “skillfully wrought” in the womb (Psalm 139:13-16).  Give honor to whom honor is due: be humble, be thankful, and be obedient.last_img read more

The election and the grain markets

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After 18 months of build up that included rallies, debates and excessive political advertising, Election Day is finally near. Many were eyeing the polls through all of the rhetoric, accusations and spin, but after a new President is elected, on lookers will still have something to watch — the markets.“I’ve been doing this since 1995 and I have never seen two candidates that wanted to take such a hard look at trade policy,” said Mike Zuzolo of Global Commodity Analytics. “I don’t think the dollar and currency markets are going to like that very much no matter the outcome at the polls.”After months of not messing with interest rates, the Federal Reserve will have a decision to make under a new administration.“Based on who wins, traders are wondering if the Federal Reserve will feel compelled and even pressured to keep quantitative easing in place and keep the dollar and deflation elevation as a result,” Zuzolo said. “That result obviously would not be good for the commodity sector.“I can’t remember an election time period where the market is on such pins and needles and a stronger dollar is our greatest threat to the storing of corn heading into winter, in my opinion.”Zuzolo points out that the wheat trades so closely with the dollar in an opposite direction, so that is a commodity that will have his attention after votes have been cast and the transition to a new President begins.last_img read more

Two weeks after last fight, Iniong faces Yamaguchi in ONE Singapore card

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next “I am expecting a tough duel with her again on 24 November in Singapore. I have lofty goals in ONE Championship, and I must win this match to achieve them.”The 34-year-old Yamaguchi praised Iniong for agreeing to the fight despite having only little time to prepare.“I commend Gina Iniong for taking this match on a short notice. She is a good martial arts artist with promising potential in the division,” said Yamaguchi, who stopped Jennu Huang last June.READ: ONE: Team Lakay bets Pacio, Iniong score KOs“Gina is in good hands, training with no less than the best at Team Lakay. I have faced her before, and she is always in good condition. As always, I am in tiptop shape for every bout. Brace yourselves for fireworks.”ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort WATCH: LeBron James, Cavaliers take NYC subway Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES View commentscenter_img MOST READ READ: MMA star Angela Lee survives car crash, out of ONE Singapore cardIniong and Yamaguchi are familiar with each other having fought three years ago in the Pacific Xtreme Combat and both are expecting a stiff challenge.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Facing Mei Yamaguchi three years ago was like going through the eye of a needle. That bout opened doors of great opportunity for me in this sport,” said Iniong, who is coming off a second-round victory over Priscilla Hertati Lumbangaol last Friday in ONE: Legends of World at Mall of Asia Arena.READ: Iniong wins debut in ONE undercard Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFilipino fighter Gina Iniong has been tapped as substitute opponent for Japanese veteran Mei Yamaguchi in the ONE: Immortal Pursuit card set on Nov. 24 at Singapore Indoor Stadium, just two weeks after her last bout.Iniong was announced as a late replacement for Angela Lee, who had to withdraw from her scheduled title defense after figuring in a car crash in Hawaii last week.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:58ONE: Iniong looking for decisive win over Yamaguchi00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’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 Gameslast_img read more