first_imgSo moved was Letterkenny priest Fr.Eamonn Kelly by the death of little Joshua Coyle that he wrote a poem for the tragic little boy.Tragic Joshua Coyle who was killed on Friday.The congregation at beautiful Joshua’s funeral mass at St Eunan’s Cathedral couldn’t hold back the tears as Fr.Eamon read these words.He has kindly allowed us to publish them in the hope that it will give the Coyle and Mangan families and the wider community some comfort at this trying time. Rest in peace wee Joshua.Joshua ZackDoes anyone hear our screamsin the middle of all the pain, heartache of this child’s death,action by nature, Joshua by name Beyond words is the sorrowthat his death has causedour community is silenced our world lessened, paused Just six 93 days of ageleaving family broken to the corecommunity stunned, strangers shocked naturally all wanted Joshua more Does anyone hear our screamsthat ask the never-ending whydoes Mammy and Daddy and brothershave to hold a hand and cry To Christ upon the tree we turnhe screamed the shattered cry tooso that in the heartache we mightknow love is forever trueJoshua, we know you live foreverbut for now we must be apartYet Little Action Man knowyou are always in our heartPRIEST’S MOVING POEM FOR LITTLE ‘ACTION MAN’ JOSHUA was last modified: October 1st, 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:deathdonegalFr Eamonn KellyJoshua CoylepoemSt.Eunan’s Cathedrallast_img read more

Clubs eye Derry as QPR boss ponders squad

first_imgMark Hughes was last night planning to disappoint several Championship bosses by including Shaun Derry in the 25-man squad the QPR manager will submit to the Premier League later today.A number of second-tier clubs have discussed signing Derry on loan if the midfielder fails to make the cut.The signings of Stephane Mbia, Ji-sung Park and Esteban Granero, plus the return of Alejandro Faurlin, have nudged Derry down the pecking order at Loftus Road.But Hughes has indicated that he is still minded to include the 34-year-old.“He’s part of the squad.” Hughes told West London Sport.“At present no-one has made contact regarding Shaun. Something may be presented to me but at the moment there’s no intention to take him out of the group.”Hughes said recently that he also planned to include Hogan Ephraim, who missed out twice last season.Radek Cerny may take the third goalkeeper’s spot with Brian Murphy being made available for a loan move.See also:Place in QPR’s 25 not enough for EphraimFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

First QPR goal angers Derby County boss

first_imgDerby boss Darren Wassall criticised his team’s defending in the build up to the all-important first goal in their 2-0 defeat at QPR. Rangers Alex Smithies’ throw led to James Perch crossing for Tjaronn Chery to volley home after 24 minutes, and Gabriele Angella buried Matt Phillips’ free-kick at the far post with four minutes remaining.“I’ve been in charge for six games and we’ve won three and lost three, so anybody can see we need more consistency,” Wassall said.“It’s something we have to address. There are 10 games to go this season and we have to put it right.“We’ve missed an opportunity to get at least a point. It’s bitterly disappointing. We’re taking two steps forward and one back.“It was a good start and there wasn’t anything in the game. I was pleased with that, but very unhappy about the first goal.“We switched off for five seconds with the keeper’s throw and 10 seconds later the ball is in the back of our net.“The first goal is especially vital and up until then we were comfortable. We didn’t make them work for the goal.“I’m also disappointed with our reaction after the goal. The last 25 minutes of the first half were not good enough. We were pleased to come in at half-time only 1-0 down.“We were much better in the second half and we were very unlucky not to get an equaliser.”See also:Hasselbaink salutes ‘Mr QPR’ after victory over DerbyQPR v Derby player ratingsChery’s superb goal helps QPR beat DerbyFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

SETI Craziness Continues

first_imgThey have no evidence but need to look busy, so SETI enthusiasts come up with crazier stories to keep public hopes up.Extraterrestrial life could be more common than previously thought, new study says (Fox News Science). How can anyone say that space aliens can be more common than thought, when not one has ever been found? The crazy reason here is that binary stars may have more planets with an earthlike tilt (which seems highly doubtful). As evolutionists, they think “if you build it, they will come”— give aliens a place to live, and they will pop into existence. Why? Because magic powers exist in chemical evolution and natural selection. Why, intelligent life is inevitable! One advocate admits with chagrin, “this is quite optimistic.”NIST’s Light-Sensing Camera May Help Detect Extraterrestrial Life, Dark Matter (NIST). Double or nothing! This article discusses two no-shows in alien searches: aliens and dark matter. Oh, but the new instrument “might” find them in the future:With more than 1,000 sensors, or pixels, NIST’s camera may be useful in future space-based telescopes searching for chemical signs of life on other planets, and in new instruments designed to search for the elusive “dark matter” believed to constitute most of the “stuff” in the universe.‘Are we alone?’ Study refines which exoplanets are potentially habitable (NASA Astrobiology Institute). It’s predictable that the NASA bio-astrology folks are going to be optimistic and imagine lots of habitable worlds for their space buddies. Sure enough, they predict two planets per habitable zone. That multiplies out to gazillions of homes for their cosmic friends to live in.How Long Will It Take to Find Proof of Alien Life? ( In order to keep public hope alive, SETI believers got together and speculated about how soon space aliens will be found. Some said 10 years; others 20, 35, or within their lifetime. No evidence was offered for any of their imaginative hopes. How can they be called “educated” guesses?But these are all guesses, albeit educated ones, and that showed in how some confronted the question. “I certainly would like to think within my lifetime,” Bill Diamond, president and CEO of the SETI Institute, said. “Hopefully that’s more years than I think, but I absolutely think within my lifetime. Probably in the month of March, and hopefully the discovery comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.“Could the Moon Act As a Fishing Net for Extraterrestrial Life? (Live Science). This dreamer is not even looking for life, but for the “building blocks” of life that might arrive on space debris from other stars and be protected on the moon. “The idea is to consider the moon’s surface as a fishing net for interstellar objects collected over time and potentially deliver building blocks of life from the habitable environments around other stars.” And if the building blocks are different from earth life, they might be pieces of space aliens; perhaps their bellybutton lint.Not All the Hype Is HopefulAmong the news articles about SETI recently, some are depressing:Finding extraterrestrial life ‘probably going to take a long time,’ astronomer says (Fox News Science). One person, Sara Seager, has the opinion that it’s going to take a long time. Talk about raining on a parade.Asteroid Impacts Might Wipe Out Alien Life Around Dwarf Stars ( Many dwarf stars can’t hold onto their atmospheres. A big wallop might blast away alien’s air, leaving them choking on the surface.Scientists find a spot where no life can survive. That’s bad news for alien hunters (Fox News Science). There’s a volcanic area in Ethiopia where nothing seems to live. We can’t assume aliens can live anywhere.Before We Find Aliens, Humans Need to Figure Ourselves Out ( That’s the only sensible question in the list. But it’s answered in a non-sensible way. The author worries about how we might contaminate the aliens or enslave them.If you want to figure yourself out, read the Manufacturer’s Manual. (Visited 472 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享33last_img read more

Did Flickr Delete Obama Joker Image After Receiving Fake Takedown Notice?

first_imgThe story surrounding the infamous Obama Joker picture and how Yahoo’s Flickr photo sharing service deleted it after it received a DMCA take-down notice is getting stranger by the day. According to photo blogger Thomas Hawk, who actually saw the name on the take-down notice that Flickr shared with the original poster, the name is likely “totally bogus.” This is quite a disturbing development, especially because it has now become clear that Flickr does not verify the authenticity of the DMCA take-down notices it receives.What Do We Know?If you haven’t been following the developments in this case closely, here is a quick recap: Firas Alkhateeb, a 20-year-old student in Chicago, created an image that showed President Obama wearing the makeup of the Joker from the last Batman movie. To do so, he used an image of Obama that appeared on the cover of Time magazine on October 23, 2006. According to the LA Times, he uploaded this picture to Flickr on January 18, 2009. By August, someone added the word “socialism” underneath the picture, and it was widely circulated among political bloggers and also started to appear on posters at political rallies.So far, so good. Even if you don’t agree with the politics behind this picture, this is what the online mashup culture is all about. By the middle of August, however, Flickr received a DMCA take-down notice, claiming that the image infringed on somebody’s copyright. Complying with the law, Flickr deleted the image from Alkhateeb’s account. The problem, however, is that Flickr never shared who actually initiated the take-down notice.Fake Take-Down Notices on Flickr: They WorkIt is starting to become clear now that the take-down notice that Flickr and Alkhateeb received was completely bogus. According to Thomas Hawk, it didn’t even feature the name of anyone who owned the copyright to any part of the image. PDN has verified that neither Time magazine, nor DC Comics, nor the photographer who took the Time magazine cover image filed this claim. These are the parties that could potentially claim that their copyright was violated by this image, even though, because this is a parody, their legal claims would be on shaky ground. Instead, the name on the document, according to Hawk, is “bogus.”To make matters worse, Flickr user 3e actually verified that Flickr really doesn’t check the names on these notices. 3e just submitted a claim to take down one of his own pictures with a “once-off email address, using the name ‘Joe Blow’ and giving no identifying information other than an obviously fake address (“Anytown, USA”).” Flickr happily obliged and 3e’s photo was gone within hours.If you don’t like a picture on Flickr for any reason, you can just have it deleted by sending a DMCA take-down notice. We can only hope that Flickr will institute a better verification process in the near future. As of now, Flickr doesn’t even have the capability to restore an image after it has been deleted. YouTube, which probably has to deal with far more DMCA take-down notices every day than Flickr, at least offers users a recourse to have videos restored if the copyright claim can’t be verified. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts last_img read more

Telengana Deputy Chief Minister promises additional coach for PV Sindhu

first_imgPusarla Venkata Sindhu has done what no other Indian woman has – won an individual Silver medal at the Olympic Games. The Indian shuttler achieved the feat when she went down after fighting a valiant battle against Spain’s Carolina Marin in the final of women’s singles badminton in Rio. (Rio Olympics – Full Coverage) The 21-year-old and her coach Pullela Gopichand, who also guided Saina Nehwal to a Bronze in 2012 London Games, have garnered a lot of praise after their Rio show. However, they aren’t done yet. The duo have shown hunger by saying they will try and better their result in 2020 Tokyo Games. (Also read: Classical dance, Hindi songs in PV Sindhu’s felicitation at Hyderabad Stadium)  And Telangana’s deputy Chief Minister Mahmood Ali, who was among the thousands who had gathered at the Indira Gandhi International airport in Hyderabad to welcome Sindhu, wants to pitch in by offering to bring in a better coach than the former All England champion Gopichand. “Sindhu is our daughter and she has made us proud. We will now provide her with an additional coach.WATCH VIDEO HERE  “Her current coach Gopi is good. But we want her to win Gold medals in the upcoming international competitions,” Ali said. While Sindhu herself and her parents are crediting the shuttler’s rise to stardom to coach Gopichand, Ali’s remarks might not go down well with them. Not just SIndhu, but Kidambi Srikanth, another protege of Gopichand, looked impressive in the group stages and gave former Olympic medallist Lin Dan a run for his money in the quarterfinal of the men’s singles event. advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgAnother taste of the Touch news from around Australia… * The latest Youth World Cup news is up on ATA’s site, including info on the websites for the Youth World Cup, the Aussie Presentation night and the Opening and Closing ceremonies. Make sure you check it out: YOUTH WORLD CUP INFORMATION * Hero faxes and emails are already coming in for the Aussie Youth World Cup sides. These will be displayed for the players to read when they get to Caloundra. Remember the email address for all hero emails is and the fax number is (02) 6285 2820 * Wallsend Touch have sent a big congratulations to their 3 Aussie Youth World Cup participants, Lehetta Lane, Tegan Considine and Jai Curry, all selected in the Mixed 20 Years side. Check out the story on * Triton Touch Club from East Melbourne are in the news again! They are going to donate one quarter of the profits from their chocolate drive to the Australian Red Cross Tsunami appeal. So check out TRITON TOUCH CLUB CHOCOLATE DRIVE for all of the info and lend a hand if you can. It’s been fantastic to see the way people world wide are getting in to help those who have been affected by the disaster. * Woolgoolga Touch are also doing their part for the Tsunami relief. Woolgoolga Touch, near Coffs Harbour, have 12 games of Touch on Wednesday night and simply placed a bucket on their counter and in 12 matches collected $113.85 of loose change! * To all coaches (any level), selectors (any level) and referees (level 4, 5 or 6). If you have moved or changed addresses in the past 4-5 years, then this next piece of important information is for you…Please email Chris Tarlinton, ATA’s Technical Assistant, with your new address! Chris is continually updating the various databases and is discovering a large number of letters are being returned to him because of incorrect addresses. This makes it very difficult to communicate information about courses, reaccreditation and various other bits of important information. * For all selectors interested in attending the 2005 National Touch League in Coffs Harbour…deadlines for applications have been extended until January 25. So jump onto the story on the ATA homepage, download the appropriate forms, fill them in and send them back. It’s a great chance to be involved with the NTL, some great people, see some great Touch and help select the Aussie sides for the 2005 All-Nations Tournament in New Zealand. Please note that applications for referees have now closed. The referees will be nominated of the outcome of their application as soon as possible. * If you haven’t read it already, we recommend you have a read of the story on the ATA home page entitled `Another Punch in the Fight against Drugs.’ The ATA has released their updated Anti-Doping policy and it’s definitely a worthwhile read and resource. * ACT Touch Assocation’s AGM will be held at 9.00am on Saturday February 12 2005 at the Canberra Business Centre Regatta Point. For more info see * Happy Birthday to ATA’s Merchandise champion Gwynne Ker for Monday January 17. She’ll be up at the Youth World Cup organising all merchandise and uniforms for the referees, Australian Teams and the tournament. So make sure you drop in on her and wish her a happy birthday! * The Australian Sports Commission have announced a grants program for Women in Sports Leadership. The grants range from between $5000 and $10,000 in five key areas: * High Performance coaching and officiating; * Indigenous women in rural and remote communities; * Women in disability sport; * Women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; * Women in general sports leadership, eg: coaching, officiating, club development and management, board and committee skills and sports medicine. For more information have a look at the following story. GRANTS FOR WOMEN IN SPORTS LEADERSHIP * Remember all requests for media assistance or story ideas can be sent to Rachel Moyle at

25 days agoMarko Mitrovic insists no regrets over time with Chelsea

first_imgMarko Mitrovic insists no regrets over time with Chelseaby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMarko Mitrovic has no regrets over his time with Chelsea.The Swedish striker joined the Blues as a 16 year-old from Malmo and spent five years with the giants before moving onto Brescia.He recalled to Fotbollskanalen: “It was a wonderful period. I scored a lot of goals during my years there and won the FA Youth Cup with the team. It was real elite football, the training sessions were top-notch. “Every session with players like Drogba, Terry and Lampard taught me a lot.”I had a good relationship with coach Carlo Ancelotti, won the reserve league and the FA Youth Cup, and thought I would reach the A team.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Alberta construction jobs to bottom out in 2018 shortage expected in 2027

first_imgAs the province continues its economic recovery, there are some sober numbers for construction workers, at least in the short term.New data predicts Alberta’s construction industry will shrink by 5,200 jobs through to 2019.BuildForce Canada Executive Director Bill Ferreira noted Alberta is coming off some historic highs with regards to construction employment.“It’s what we would call a return to a more normal level of activity,” he said. “It basically will bottom out we anticipate in terms of employment by 2019, and then you’re going to see some growth again.”It won’t be until 2021 when residential construction employment levels recover to 2014 levels.As oil sands construction recovers, Ferreira believes up to 2,500 jobs should be restored in the next decade, but there won’t be new investment until about 2024.“We’re probably looking at one of the busiest peak periods, one of the busiest periods frankly the industry has seen in some time, this spring when it comes to shutdown and maintenance work,” he said.He said the real problems start in a couple years, dealing with the anticipated retirement as things pick back up.“We are expecting that the industry will probably over the next ten years, lose about 40,000 workers to retirement,” he said.That means with increased demand, the industry could be 6,000 workers short by 2027.last_img read more

5 killed as buildings collapse in strong Philippine quake

first_imgManila: At least five people were killed when buildings collapsed near Manila after a powerful earthquake set skyscrapers swaying and drove terrified locals into the street. Rescuers in one area were using heavy equipment and their bare hands to hunt for survivors in the rubble left by the strongest quake to strike close to the densely populated Philippine capital in years. Three bodies were pulled out of a shopping mall in the town of Porac, while a woman and her grandchild were crushed to death in the town of Lubao, said Lilia Pineda, governor of Pampanga province northwest of Manila. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”We believe there are still people trapped in the four-storey building,” Pineda said referring to the shopping mall, adding that up to eight people could be dead. “Our rescuers are telling us there are people in there shouting, begging to be rescued.” Rescuers, working under floodlights, pried at the flattened structure with a crane in the disaster-prone nation. “It’s difficult because there is no power, so we’re still trying to get hold of a generator to be able to rescue the people inside,” the governor added. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe quake, with a magnitude of 6.3, struck the region at 5:11 pm according to the US Geological Survey. “The Pampanga region took a direct hit,” civil defence spokesman Edgar Posadas told reporters, with a 17th-century Catholic church, an airport and a toll road in the area all reporting damage, while a landslide struck another town. The quake that rumbled across the northern Philippines also caused skyscrapers to sway, as they are designed to do, in Manila. Thousands of travellers were stranded after aviation authorities shut down the secondary Clark Airport, which is located on the site of the former US military installation that lies about an hour’s drive north of the capital.last_img read more