Starc bags four as Aussies take charge

first_imgPERTH, Australia (AP):Led by swing bowler Mitchell Starc, Australia dismissed South Africa for 242 and took control of the first Test at the WACA yesterday.In reply, Australia got to 105 for no loss with openers David Warner and Shaun Marsh unbeaten on 73 and 29 runs, respectively. Warner raced to his 50 off only 39 balls, punishing the South African new ball attack for a six and 10 boundaries.Starc grabbed four for 71 and Josh Hazlewood three for 73 as South Africa struggled all day after winning the toss and batting first.Half centuries by Temba Bavuma (51) and Quinton de Kock (84) saved face for the tourists after the innings had nose-dived to 32-4, and then 81-5 soon after the lunch break.The pair batted defiantly against the Australian quicks in a 71-run sixth wicket partnership before Bavuma fell to a brilliant catch at the wicket.De Kock was the mainstay of the South African innings and was finally dismissed when he mistimed a pull to give Hazlewood his third wicket. He batted for 2 1/2 hours and hit a six and 11 fours off 101 balls.last_img read more


first_imgWith the economy picking up, more and more companies across Donegal are advertising for positions for new employees.And more and more companies are realising that the older methods of trying to find the perfect employee have changed a lot since the last jobs boom.Donegal Daily is now being contacted on a daily basis by companies across the North-West trying to find the most suitable candidates for positions they have. And the good news is that we are finding them.Company after company have told us how satisfied they are that their job advertisements are successfully attracting large numbers of applications and most importantly – the right candidates.The majority of people looking for employment, be that a deli counter worker, hairdresser, construction worker, crane driver or IT specialist, have their ready-made CV compiled and ready to be emailed to prospective employers.With a simple link-in on their advertisement, employers and future employees can be introduced to eachother via a Donegal Daily job advertisement. And with an average of 50,000 readers each day,  with more than 300,000 users each month and that’s a lot of prospective employees!But why believe us? Here is a report from just one of many testimonies from a satisfied local employer.The Donegal Lottie!“We placed an advert with Donegal Daily in December 2016 for 4 different job roles and had over 80 CV’s sent to us within a week. The roles varied in skill levels and experience from finance manager to customer service, we managed to fill all of the roles from the CV’s submitted within two weeks. Around 10 or so of the CV’s were from people living in Dublin who are looking to return to raise their families in Donegal. Donegal Daily has that advantage of reaching out to people who may not be living in the locality but either they themselves view the role or their family members are pointing it out to them opening the door for their return to the county. On a daily basis it has more eyes on their site than all the others put together making it the stand out choice in the county for job adverts.” – Ian Harkin, Manager Director of Arklu, makers of Lottie Dolls, Letterkenny.“Kelsius have used Donegal Daily on 7 occasions throughout 2015 to advertise various job vacancies. We have been more than delighted with quality of candidates this has produced. Each advert generated a large amount of CV submissions, allowing us to consider a great amount of excellent prospective employees. The readership and target audience provided by advertising with Donegal Daily is extensive and diverse ensuring a varied range of characters and personalities to select from. The roles varied in skill levels and experience from I.T Support and Customer Support to Cost Accountant and PHP Developer but our ability to fill the position with the suitable candidate remained the same, thanks to the reach of Donegal Daily. We were able to fill all seven positions on a budget that wouldn’t have covered one advert on any of the national job websites. We would definitely recommend using Donegal Daily for job advisements in the future as we most certainly will be.’’  – Ciaran Gallagher, Marketing Executive, Kelsius, Falcarragh. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Donegal Daily as a way of recruiting staff to another company or organisation. I use Donegal Daily on numerous occasions to advertise jobs and the main reason for this is their ability to reach a wide range of people through their website and Facebook page at an affordable price. I found by advertising with them we received a lot of applications for each job and have had many successful candidates through this method.” – Ross Doherty, Cherrymore Kitchens, Ballybofey. If you have a position and wish to find a suitable pool of suitable employees, simply email Mark at for further details.WHY YOU SHOULD ADVERTISE FOR THE PERFECT EMPLOYEE ON DONEGAL DAILY? was last modified: April 5th, 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)Tags:Donegal Dailyemployeesemployersjob advertslast_img read more


first_imgThe successful Donegal Town U11 team.The U11 soccer team from Donegal Town brought great honour to their club with a stunning success at the Foyle Cup tournament last week.Going into the tournament for only the second time, they surpassed expectations by taking home the Shield following a determined andskillful set of displays throughout the week.. The tournament started slowly for them on the first day with a nervous performance leading to a 2 nil loss to Top of the Hill Celtic.Finding their feet on day two brought two much improved performances, unlucky not to beat Dungannon in a 1 all draw, before beating Lifford Celtic 1 nil.Day 3 started with a convincing 2 nil win over Don Bosco, followed by a 2 nil loss to a strong Oxford team.On to the Shield semifinal on day 4 where they were again convincing 2 nil winners over Foyle Harps. Day 5 capped the week off with a battling performance in the shield final, rewarded with a 2 1 victory over Glentoran.Congratulations to all the players involved, who have done their families and club proud this week. DELIGHT AS DONEGAL TOWN U11s WIN FOYLE SHIELD was last modified: July 30th, 2014 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:Donegal TownFoyle Shieldlast_img read more


first_imgTHE late Bishop of Raphoe Anthony McFeely allowed a notorious paedophile priest to get away with abusing a young  boy – before finally taking action against him.The details surround Father Patrick Maguire, a Columban Missionary priest, who served in the Diocese of Raphoe in 1974 and 1975.Maguire was eventually ‘moved on’ – and went on the abuse dozens of other victims. A priest in Raphoe believed he abused up to eight children whilst in Co Donegal.Details of the incident – including a statement from Bishop McFeely – were contained in the Commission of Investigation into the Archdiocese of Dublin where Maguire also abused.Details of his crimes in that report below. Father Maguire was promoted by his Order after leaving Donegal.Diocese of Raphoe, 1974 – 1975 16.12 Fr Maguire was assigned to work in the diocese of Raphoe in September 1974. While there, he requested to say the early morning mass; he then had an excuse for getting the altar boys to stay overnight so they would be in time in the morning. He engaged in his usual practice of grooming children by inviting them to stay in his house and bringing them swimming. One victim said later that “We all had an idea about what went on but none of us spoke”. A priest who served with him stated in 1997 that he thought Fr Maguire had abused about eight or nine boys while there.16.13 At this stage, Fr Maguire became astonishingly brazen. He reported to the parents of a boy who had stayed overnight in his house that the boy had a problem with his testicles. Not surprisingly, the parents wondered how he had discovered that. The parents of this boy and others complained to the Bishop of Raphoe, Bishop McFeely, who immediately asked the Society to remove Fr Maguire from his diocese. His letter of December 1975 to the Society well illustrates the episcopal thinking of the time:“Earlier this year I had a well substantiated complaint from one set of parents about PM having homosexual relations with a son of theirs who was an altar server. We agreed not to take any action at that time but to keep a look out for any repetition. I regret to say that another case has cropped up in the past few days. I am fairly certain that the two sets of parents involved are each unaware of the other complaint and I cannot doubt the truth of their report. I do not wish to go into details but briefly PM had these boys in his room all night and would seem to have interfered sexually with them. He informed the parents of one of the boys that the son had an abnormality of the testicles. I intend to speak to PM tomorrow or Sunday and no matter what transpires in my interview with him, I will insist on him leaving here as quickly and as quietly as possible. … If PM were to remain here even for a short time, there would be grave danger of the affair becoming public. One of the parents has consulted a doctor. If news of PM‟s departure were to leak out, there might well be a proposal to have some kind of send-off for him and that could lead to unforeseen dangers. Of course, I will be as helpful as I can and be as sympathetic as I can. We can easily say that you found it necessary to recall him urgently for other duties and I should think there will be no untoward surprise”.16.14 Fr Maguire was removed from Raphoe immediately. He attended a psychologist in Dublin who according to Fr Maguire was “very aggressive” with him but who clearly recognised the problem. Fr Maguire was sent to Stroud in February 1976. The head of the Society in Ireland told Stroud that “If people enquire about him I‟m saying that he‟s on a renewal course in England – somewhere in Gloucestershire as Stroud will have connotations for many!”. Fr Maguire spent three months in Stroud. Again, it is not clear what Stroud was told but it is clear that his problem was diagnosed as “paederasty coupled with an almost unbelievable imprudence and lack of understanding of the danger he can be to boys”. Stroud considered that Fr Maguire was in certain respects immature. There was danger but “this does not mean that he cannot practice in the long term as a valuable priest”. It was recognised that he had become “too intimate” with boys but that “can be made too much of as I cannot believe that he was in any way cruel or ruthless with the boys in question”.16.15 Fr Maguire said later (in 1992) that, other than seeing a psychiatrist on six occasions, he did not receive any specific treatment for his difficulties in Stroud. He said that everyone was treated as an alcoholic and the area of sexuality was denied. It is clearly not the case that the area of sexuality was denied. However, there seems to have been a diagnosis or assessment only and no treatment and there also seems to have been a very limited understanding of the nature and consequences of being “too intimate” with boys. Fr Maguire also said (in evidence to the Church penal process in 2000) that he did supply work locally while he was in Stroud. 16.16 The Society seems to have noted only the optimistic parts of the assessment from Stroud and admitted as much in 1998.16.17 Fr Maguire started pastoral work in the UK later in 1976. During this time he committed the abuse for which he was subsequently convicted in the UK. This abuse was not reported to the Society at the time.RAPHOE ABUSE: HOW BISHOP McFEELY GAVE NOTORIOUS PAEDOPHILE A SECOND CHANCE was last modified: November 30th, 2011 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:bishop mcfeelyCommission of Inquirydonegalfather patrick maguireraphoe reportlast_img read more


first_imgThe emergency services at the scene of the crash at KirkstownBREAKING NEWS: The emergency services are at the scene of a crash in Letterkenny in which five people have been hurt.The accident happened just before 10.30pm in the Kirkstown area.Only one car was involved in the crash. It is understood the car struck a local bridge close to a crossroads at a local forestry leading to the Glencar area.There are current two fire brigades, three ambulances and Gardai at the scene of the collision.It is not known if any of the casualties have serious injuries.An eye-witness told Donegal Daily that they emergency services were on the scene rapidly. “There is a lot of activity down there. We are hearing that there are five people injured. We don’t know how bad it is yet.“We don’t know how it happened but the road has been blocked off to traffic while the emergency services try to sort out the situation,” he said.******** – Donegal’s No1 News & Sports Website – more than 30,000 Visitors Every DayFollow the leader on: HURT AS CAR CRASHES INTO BRIDGE ON OUTSKIRTS OF LETTERKENNY was last modified: February 18th, 2013 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:crashemergency servicesletterkennylast_img read more

‘Safe’ snacking portions provided

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Kellogg Co. this summer launched its 100-calorie Right Bites chocolate chip and Sandies cookies, following Nabisco’s introduction of 100-calorie snacks last year and Jell-O’s recent Sundae Toppers at 110 calories a cup. Nabisco and Jell-O are part of Kraft Foods Inc. General Mills Inc. offers a microwavable packet that cooks up 100 calories worth of buttered popcorn. The company also is now trumpeting its Progresso Soups as having just 100 calories per serving, a new marketing strategy to highlight what the two-serving cans have always offered. The sudden desire for moderation marks a pivotal reversal in a 40-year trend in which consumers happily gobbled down ever-ballooning portions, said David Levitsky, a professor of nutrition and psychology at Cornell University. Now with about two-thirds of U.S. adults overweight, and almost half of those considered obese, health officials are targeting portion sizes as a culprit. According to the National Institutes of Health, the average bagel 20 years ago was 3 inches in diameter and 140 calories; today it’s 6 inches across and about 350 calories. And people don’t think twice about finishing a “serving” – no matter how big. The plan was to enjoy a few cookies while watching TV. But by the time Dorine Hanson got up from the couch, she’d polished off the entire bag. The days of such mindless snacking are history now that Hanson relies on portion-control packs that tell her when it’s time to stop. “Otherwise, I’ll just keep eating,” she said. “I’ll sit there and end up eating 10. Or more.” In a nation notoriously helpless when it comes to portion control, food companies are doing the calorie-counting for consumers by serving up ever more snacks at about 100 calories a pop. “People eat in packages. We eat what’s on our plate,” Levitsky said. “There’s this view that if someone determines a portion that’s appropriate, we eat it.” The government recommends a daily intake of about 1,600 calories for women and 2,200 for men. But people can unwittingly inhale half that amount with a seemingly harmless “snack” of cookies or chips. For Albany resident Hanson, the portion-control packs take that burden away from her. Now she’s keeping her snacking – and weight – under control by sharing a bag or two of the portion-control bags with her young children. Hanson wishes more products – like her favorite potato chips – came in similar packaging. That could happen soon. Depending on the success of Right Bites, Kellogg’s plans to expand on the four varieties that were introduced this summer, company officials said. Nabisco meanwhile has already expanded its 100-calorie pack lineup to include Oreo Thin Crisps, Cheese Nips and Honey Maid Graham Crackers. The portion-control packaging is popular because it responds to dual trends in the food industry – the desire for convenience and healthier options, said Todd Hultquist, spokesman for the Food Marketing Institute in Washington. Giving people nice, round numbers like 100 to work with, makes it easier to count calories. Even with Americans opting for more modest choices, their appetite for snacks is growing. Americans now consume about 25 percent of their daily calories from snacks, up from 20 percent a decade ago, largely because of the growing number of products, Levitsky said. The snack food market in 2003 was estimated at $47.1 billion, up $7.2 billion from 1999, according to Maryland-based Market Research. By 2008, the firm estimates the market for snack foods will grow to $57.3 billion, with more Americans opting for healthier choices like pre-cut apple slices, single-portion bags of baby carrots or low-calorie snacks. While the smaller portions are a good alternative to oversized bags of chips and cookies, Levitsky cautioned they could ultimately undermine dieters’ goals by triggering a binge. That’s what happened to Albany resident Jill O’Malley, who tried the 100-calorie packs about a year ago. “I ended up eating six bags,” O’Malley said. Now she’s just banished the treats altogether rather than tempt herself with a taste. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Challenger leads in election race

first_imgNORWALK – Challenger Linda Small now leads incumbent Ken Henderson by 26 votes in the still-contested third seat on the Whittier City School District school board, election officials announced Wednesday. In the latest vote update by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s Office for races that were too close to call on Election Night, Small, ahead after election day, picked up 106 votes, for a total of 5,096. She had fallen behind after the first update last Friday. Henderson picked up only 64 more votes, for a total of 5,070. In another close race, Los Nietos incumbent Gloria Duran now leads Diana Villalba by eight votes, 856-848, in the tight contest for a third seat on the Los Nietos School District board. Duran had a two-vote lead after last Friday’s update. In El Rancho Unified School District school board race, incumbent Rita Jo Ramirez leads challenger James Roybal, 3,767-3,741. Ramirez had led by 18 votes after Friday’s update. Another update is expected to be released Friday with the final tally announcement set for Nov. 28. Mike Sprague AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Original Soft Tissue Found in Mosasaur Fossil

first_imgOriginal collagen has been found in a mosasaur fossil.  Mosasaurs are marine reptiles that lived in the age of dinosaurs.  This one, found in chalk layers in Belgium, is alleged to be 70 million years old.    The press release on PhysOrg said, “the discovery demonstrates that the preservation of primary soft tissues and endogenous biomolecules is not limited to large-sized bones buried in fluvial sandstone environments, but also occurs in relatively small-sized skeletal elements deposited in marine sediments.”    The paper announcing the discovery of “Cretaceous bone proteins” is in PLoS One.1  For more on mosasaurs, see 08/13/2010 and 11/16/2005.The fossil record is capable of exceptional preservation and occasionally labile and decay-prone tissues, such as skin and melanosomes (color-bearing organelles), are preserved as phosphatized remains or organic residues with a high degree of morphological fidelity.  Yet, whether multimillion-year-old fossils harbor original organic components remains controversial, and, if they do, a positive identification of these biomolecules is required.Using infrared spectroscopy in connection with OM, SEM, TEM, amino acid, antibody and histochemical analysis, the researchers from Lund University found a good match in the collagen spectrum from the mosasaur and from a modern lizard; thus they feel confident the material is primordial.    The authors postulated some mechanisms by which the proteins might have survived (entombment in crystals, high levels of phosphate and carbonate, small cavities within bone protected from microorganisms, etc.).  They described the fossil as “exceptionally well preserved”.  This was the first “direct spectroscopic characterization of isolated fibrous bone tissues, a crucial test of hypotheses of biomolecular preservation over deep time,” they said.1.  Lindgren et al, ”Microspectroscopic Evidence of Cretaceous Bone Proteins,” PLoS One, e19445. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0019445.Marine fossils are buried in marine sediments – wet, and full of microbes.  Seventy million years is a long time!  Is it plausible that there was no decay for that long?  Would not bioturbation have occurred, and degradation by microbes, long before the strata was uplifted into dry chalk inland in Belgium?    Imagine that these bones are only a few thousand years old, buried rapidly under a load of sediment.  Wouldn’t that assumption fit the data perfectly?  Why must we be forced to fit the bones into millions of years?  We cannot test a modern bone for millions of years, but surely some taphonomic experiments (testing fossilization processes) should be able to measure steady-state decay rates for collagen to give some degree of empirical evidence for the plausibility of preservation of soft tissue for millions of years.    Scientists: don’t just tell us it’s millions of years old.  Prove it.  Otherwise, it sounds like adjusting your web of belief (07/25/2008) to evade falsifiability.(Visited 44 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Residential building sector stabilising

first_imgThe value of recorded building plans passed by larger municipalities increased by almost five percent from January to June 2011 compared with the same period last year, Statistics South Africa said on Thursday. The actual square metreage of buildings completed in the second quarter was 43% of the peak reached in the final quarter of 2006, which was then the height of the residential building boom, Loos said. “The limited expected growth is expected to be driven largely by the affordable segment of the market.” Allowing for the effects of inflation, the real value of recorded building plans passed by larger municipalities at constant 2005 prices increased by 0.6% during January to June 2011 compared to the same period in 2010, the agency said. Sapa “However, the more forward looking indicator, square metreage of building plans passed, showed mildly positive growth of 1.2% year-on-year over the same period,” he said in a statement. Loos expected the overall square metreage of residential building completed to return to low single-digit growth in the coming quarters, in lagged response to a very mild increase in residential demand, and in existing property prices after the 2008 recession.center_img 19 August 2011 FNB Home Loans strategist John Loos said the statistics showed that on a year-on-year basis, the square metreage of residential buildings completed mildly declined by five percent in the second quarter of 2011. The value of building plans during the first six months of the year was R1.4-billion, Stats SA said in a report. “The latest figures more-or-less fit in with our expectations – that the building sector should start stabilising at these levels, after a huge decline in activity in recent years.” “Growth is expected to be constrained to very mild levels by the strong supply of existing properties in the market, by new homes’ building costs still outstripping existing home values by a significant margin, and widespread financial pressure on the household sector,” he said.last_img read more

Delayed wheat planting

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Laura Lindsey, Pierce Paul, Ohio State University ExtensionWet weather has delayed wheat planting in many areas of the state. Generally, the best time to plant wheat is the 10-day period starting the day after the fly-free-safe date. When wheat is planted more than 10-days after the fly-free-safe date, there is an increased chance of reduced fall growth and reduced winter hardiness. The effect of planting date on wheat yield is shown in Figure 6-2 of the Ohio Agronomy Guide. (A free pdf of the guide is available here: is still time to plant wheat, but the window is closing. Wheat planted 3 to 4 weeks after the fly-free-safe date can achieve the same yield as earlier planted wheat if freezing weather does not occur until late November or early December. However, as we enter three to four weeks after the fly-free-safe date, growers should plant at a higher seeding rate than the regularly recommended rate of 1.2 to 1.6 million seeds per acre for 7.5-inch rows (that is about 18 to 24 seeds per foot of row with normal sized seed) to compensate for fewer tiller development.Instead, plant at a rate of 1.6 to 2.0 million seed per acre. The number of seeds per pound and germination rate are important for determining the correct seeding rate and drill calibration. There are fewer seeds per pound of large seeds than per pound of small seeds. The number of seeds per pound can be found on the seed bag. Additionally, late planting also means plants will be smaller than normal when entering dormancy, have smaller and more shallow root systems than normal making them more susceptible to heaving next March. The best heaving control it to get the seed placed between 1.0 and 1.5 inches deep when planting and to plant no-till.  These two practices combined will reduce heaving potential by more than 95%.last_img read more