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Daniel O’Donnell has revealed his dream of becoming an actor – and has signed up to acting classes in Galway.DanielThe Kincasslagh man is on an extended break from his music career and will be heading to drama school in the coming weeks.The crooner hopes the experience will help him land a role in a musical in the future.He has revealed in the past how he would love even a walk-on part on his favourite soap opera, Coronation Street.“I plan to take part in a workshop in acting, but only for a week,” he said.“That is just what it would be like, as I have always thought that I would like to do something- perhaps in a musical.”“This will just give me a feel for it and it will be with an acting school in Galway.”Daniel’s manager is already coming up with some ideas for what roles the singer would be suited for.“It is with somebody that my new manager, Kieran Cavanagh, knows and he is coming up with his own ideas for what I might be suitable for and he is bringing those ideas to the table.”In an interview with his eponymous fan club magazine, Daniel assured fans he will be returning to music soon enough.“I’m not retired, I have not given up, it’s just a break from touring,” he said.“I know that I will be going back and this thought makes the sabbatical more enjoyable.DANIEL MOVES A STEP CLOSER TO ‘CORRIE’ DREAM WITH ACTING CLASSES was last modified: June 20th, 2015 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:ACTING CLASSESDANIL O’DONNELLdonegal
An Garda Síochána will conduct a national speed enforcement operation “Slow Down”, supported by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) tomorrow (Fri) and Saturday.The operation will last for a 24 hour period between 7am on Friday 18th October to 7am on Saturday 19th October 2019. The aim of “Slow Down day” is to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding, increase compliance with speed limits and act as a deterrent to driving at excessive or inappropriate speed. The overall objective is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.In terms of road safety, 2018 was the lowest on record with 142 road deaths, however it is still 142 road deaths too many. We can never be complacent about road safety.Excessive and inappropriate speed is a contributory factor in approximately one third of fatal road traffic collisions.The higher the speed, the greater the likelihood is of a collision happening and the more severe the outcome of that collision. As a general rule a 1% reduction in average speed will bring about a 4% reduction in fatal collisions, and this is why reducing motorists’ speed is essential to improving road safety. Chief Superintendent Paul Cleary, Roads Policing Bureau said: “This is the second Slow Down day of 2019 and it could not come at a more appropriate time.“Roads deaths are significantly higher than this period last year and with the darker, wetter weather approaching, vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists will be at higher risk over the coming months.“Lowering speed is crucial for reducing injuries in the event of a collision and keeps everyone in the community safer.“Please check your speed and support Slow Down day, not only on the day, but every day.”All speed enforcement zone locations are available on the Garda website. The penalty for speeding is 3 penalty points and an €80 euro fine if paid within 28 days. Gardaí launch second national ‘Slow Down Day’ to encourage road safety was last modified: October 17th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)
This recipe for Boeuf Bourguignon is adapted from Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.”3 lbs beef chuck roast, cut into large pieces1 large yellow onion, peeled and finely chopped2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped Several strips of bacon, sautéed2 cloves mashed garlic1 bottle good red wine, preferably burgundy1 tablespoon tomato paste1 bay leaf 1 pound button mushrooms, quartered and sautéed in butter2 tablespoons butter1/3 cup flour1. Dry the …
For more 2019 MLB preview stories, check out our Bay Area baseball guide.If you’re a fan of the game, you’ve certainly read about Major League Baseball being at a crossroads.But the way I see it, baseball ran the stop sign and is already a mile down the road toward permanent cultural irrelevance.And without a neck-jerking, tire-squealing U-turn, the sport will cement its status as part of the ever-growing tranche of culturally unimportant regionalized sports leagues, right alongside hockey …
SANTA CLARA — Here is how the 49ers (7-0) graded in Sunday’s 51-13 rout of the visiting Carolina Panthers (4-3):PASS OFFENSE: A-Jimmy Garoppolo had a pass intercepted, for the sixth of seven games? Yep. And he lived to talk about another win, the most lopsided one of his 49ers career (13-2 as their starter). “Just a bad decision,” Garoppolo said before jokingly playing it off. “It was ‘National Tight End … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device
(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 If a report on EurekAlert is right, some evolutionary biologists used lack of evidence for natural selection as confirmation for evolution. They predicted guppies would show no evidence of a “grandmother effect” on life history after reproduction, and “that is what they found.” The question under study is why evolution keeps aging individuals living if it’s only reproductive fitness that matters in keeping a species going. Perhaps the aging are worth keeping around if they contribute to the fitness of the offspring (see 07/23/2003 entry). After admitting that the “granny effect” is not found in many mammals, even among sociable groups, the article said:Since guppies are livebearers that provide no postnatal maternal care, Reznick et al. predicted the populations would show no differences in postreproductive lifespan–which is what they found. Though overall lifespan varied among the populations, these variations stemmed from differences in time allotted only to reproduction. Postreproductive lifespan, in contrast, showed no signs of being under selection, and appeared to be what the authors called a “random add-on at the end of the life history.” Random or not, this is the first demonstration of a postreproductive lifespan in fish. (Emphasis added in all quotes.)The article then stated that whether postreproductive lifespan can be under selection at all is an open question. But then, it said that this new study helps gain an evolutionary perspective on such matters – including how they relate to humans.What kind of reasoning says, “we predict there will be no evolutionary natural selection” on a process, then uses the confirmation of the prediction as evidence for evolution? You can’t have it both ways. The article stated an evolutionary principle: “For natural selection to shape the twilight years, postreproductive females should contribute to the fitness of their offspring or relatives.” Notice that word should. If natural selection is the be-all and end-all of existence, and if nothing makes sense except in the light of evolution, and if most biologists expected there to be a granny effect, then Reznick’s study amounts to falsification. Grandparents everywhere should be relieved that another evolutionary principle has been falsified, because now their self-worth does not need to be tied to their tubes. You can’t bet at the racetrack that an aging Charlie Horse will win because it is more fit, then claim his loss also confirms your prediction. Charlie Horse is not just a loser; he’s a pain in the arm of science. Charlie’s hoarse cries for his theory to get to the finish line, or even past the starting gate, are increasingly falling on deaf ears among those who know how to spot winners and losers (see 09/26/2005, 08/15/2005 commentaries).
8 July 2009The Vodacom Foundation is providing three state-of-the-art mobile blood collection clinics, together worth R1.27-million, to the South African National Blood Service (SANBS), to enable it to extend its services in the Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Free State provinces.The self-contained mobile clinics also serve as mobile billboards, creating awareness in remote communities that blood transfusion can be done safely and efficiently.“Blood donations save thousands of lives each year,” Vodacom Foundation CEO Mthobi Tyamzashe said at the handover of one of the mobile clinics at the Riverside Mall in Nelspruit late last month.“Through the donation of three mobile clinics, the Vodacom Foundation is delighted to support the SANBS in broadening its outreach into communities by creating awareness of its services, and encouraging people to donate blood.”Blood donation cultureAccording to the SANBS, only one percent of South Africa’s estimated 48-million population donates blood, and the culture of blood donation in some population groups is almost non-existent.The organisation says that there is a strong need for initiatives aimed at improving this situation in order to promote blood donation in South Africa.The requirements for becoming a blood donor are to weigh 50kg or more, be between the ages of 16 and 65, and lead a sexually safe lifestyle.Transfusion ‘every 48 seconds’A blood transfusion takes place every 48 seconds in South Africa, with the highest need being for Group O blood, as this blood can be given to any patient in an emergency. To meet the demand for blood in South Africa, 3&nbps;000 units need to be collected daily, or 811 828 units annually.The blood is used for medical cases (27%), childbirth and gynaecological cases (26%), surgical cases (21%), paediatric cases (10%), orthopaedic cases (6%), research/laboratory (6%) and casualty (4%).“The SANBS appreciates the Vodacom Foundation’s invaluable funding of three mobile clinics which will expedite blood collection,” said SANBS chief executive Loyiso Mpunthsa. “On many occasions, the country runs short of blood, and the vehicles will help ensure greater efficiency in the collection of blood for those in dire need of it.”A non-profit organisation, the SANBS has 87 fixed donation centres and 65 mobile clinics that operate at schools, tertiary institutions, businesses and shopping centres.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Lake Erie anglers should experience another year of diverse fishing opportunities in 2016, according to Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).Lake Erie walleye and yellow perch fisheries are managed through an interagency quota system that involves Ontario, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio. Each jurisdiction regulates its catches to comply with quotas and minimize the risk of over-fishing these species. Quotas for the upcoming fishing season are determined through consensus agreement by these jurisdictions through the Lake Erie Committee of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, which were just recently announced for 2016.As a result of the 2016 quota allocation, the walleye daily bag limit is four, and the yellow perch daily bag limit is 30 per angler in Ohio waters of Lake Erie until April 30. The daily bag limit will be six walleye from May 1 through Feb. 28, 2017. From March 1, 2017 through April 30, 2017, the daily walleye bag limit will be four. A 15-inch minimum size limit is in effect during the entire season for walleye. The yellow perch daily bag limit will be 30 from May 1 through April 30, 2017, with no minimum size limit. Lake Erie anglers can find walleye and yellow perch bag limit information at ODNR offices, in special publications at bait and tackle shops and at wildohio.gov.Walleye Ohio walleye anglers will catch fish mostly from the 2014 and 2013 hatches, with some fish from the 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009 year classes. Additional fish from 2007 and 2003 will also be harvested by anglers. Walleye from the average 2014 hatch will range from 15-18 inches, while walleye from the 2013 hatch will be between 16-20 inches. Fish from the 2003 and 2007 hatches are likely to carry most of the Central Basin fisheries, and a good number of these walleye will be over the 26-inch range. Large walleye from strong hatch in 2003 will continue to provide “Fish Ohio” opportunities (greater than 28 inches), with this year class nearing the size that may give Ohio a new state record walleye. Additionally, in 2016, anglers should see a number of smaller (less than 15 inches) fish from the excellent 2015 hatch. Anglers are reminded of the 15-inch minimum size limit and encouraged to release these fish with as little handling as possible so they can contribute to the fisheries in future years.Yellow Perch Expect good perch fishing in 2016, with improving numbers of fish in the Western Basin and the largest fish in the eastern areas of the Central Basin. Perch anglers should encounter fish ranging from 7 to 13 inches from the 2014 through 2008 hatches this year, with major contributions from the 2014, 2011 and 2008 year classes. Fish from the average-to-better hatches in 2007 will contribute fish in the 10-plus inch range. “In 2015, yellow perch fisheries flourished in the eastern portions of Ohio’s Lake Erie, and we expect this trend to continue into 2016,” said Tyson.Black Bass Smallmouth bass fishing in 2016 is expected to be fair but improving. Smallmouth bass catch rates decreased in 2015, when compared to 2014, but are still the highest observed since the mid-1990s. Smallmouth bass should be an excellent size (14 to 22 inches and weighing up to six pounds). The best fishing for smallmouth bass will continue to be in areas with good bottom structure, which is the available habitat across much of the entire Ohio nearshore and islands. Continuing the trend from previous years, largemouth bass fishing should be excellent in 2016. This emerging fishery is producing high catch rates and some large fish in nearshore areas and harbors across Ohio’s Lake Erie. All black bass (smallmouth and largemouth) must be immediately released from May 1 through June 24. Beginning June 25, the daily bag limit for bass will be five, with a 14-inch minimum length limit.Steelhead Steelhead anglers should enjoy another year of great fishing in 2016 in Ohio’s Lake Erie open waters and in tributaries. Peak summer steelhead action on Lake Erie can be found offshore from June through August between Vermilion and Conneaut, with catches measuring 17 to 29 inches. Most Lake Erie anglers troll for steelhead in deep waters using spoons with divers or downriggers until fish move close to shore in the fall. The daily bag limit remains at five fish per angler from May 16 through Aug. 31, and two fish per angler between Sept. 1 and May 15, 2017. A 12-inch minimum size limit is in effect throughout the year.White Bass White bass continue to provide excellent seasonal fishing opportunities in the Maumee and Sandusky rivers and in the open lake. The 2016 catch will be dominated by fish from the 2012 and 2010 year classes. A few fish from the 2007 hatch could be as large as 16 inches. Anglers should focus on major Western Basin tributaries during May and June and nearshore areas of the open lake during the summer. There is no white bass daily bag limit or size limit.Other Species Bays, harbors and main lake shorelines offer excellent fishing for panfish, as well as occasional northern pike and muskellunge in vegetated areas.Anglers are reminded that fishing conditions on Lake Erie can change hourly, and adjustments are often necessary to improve success. Anglers should take into account factors such as water temperature, cloud cover, water clarity, boat traffic, wave action, structure, currents and the amount of baitfish in the area. Anglers are also reminded to carefully monitor Lake Erie weather and to seek safe harbor before storms approach.