Annual Chocolate Festival returns

first_imgResidents with a sweet tooth are encouraged to attend the 11th annual Fort St. John Chocolate Festival on Saturday.The festival will be taking place at the North Peace Cultural Centre with plenty of fun- filled, sugary activities planned.- Advertisement -The Chocolate filled festival will include a tasting contest, where participants are able to enter their tasty creations and attempt to earn the coveted blue “best” ribbon. The contest will be divided into a number of categories including cakes, candy, cookies, squares, miscellaneous items and a kid’s category. However, organizers request participants do not make cheesecake.There will also be a variety of auctions taking place. There will be two different silent auctions, one for children and one for adults. All the prizes are being provided by various local sponsors.There will also be a live auction where people are able to bid on any of the treats they sampled during the festival. Anyone entering the baked goods contest is asked to bake two of their creation, one for judgment and tasting and the other for the live auction.The festival begins at 6 p.m. sharp. Admission is $10 and if children are accompanied by an adult, they get in free. All the proceeds from the event will go to support the Summer Kids Free Art Camp. Last year the Festival helped send 500 local children to camp.Advertisement Anyone interested in entering their baked goods should call Shar Coultry as soon as possible to pre-register and for all the details. She can be reached at the Peace Gallery North at 250-787-0993. The judging will take place at 4 p.m. and all baked goods to be judged must be submitted by 9:30 a.m.last_img read more

Top ten players with the most London derby goals, including Henry, Drogba, and Kane

first_img Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ 11 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 9. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink 11 Latest Football Stories 32 goals (in 70 games) – 0.46 goals per game RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade BEST OF no dice 4= Ian Wright Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 10. Emmanuel Adebayor 23 goals (in 64 games) – 0.36 goals per game 25 goals (in 54 games) – 0.46 goals per game 32 goals (in 139 games) – 0.23 goals per game huge blow MONEY 6= Robin van Persie Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 11 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 28 goals (in 87 games) – 0.32 goals per game Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 2= Teddy Sheringham ADVICE Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur renew their rivalry on Sunday as they take part in the 196th north London derby.It promises to be a thriller with Spurs looking to build on their victory over Chelsea and the Gunners hoping to keep their top four tilt on track. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 11 6= Harry Kane 28 goals (in 87 games) – 0.32 goals per game 11 22 goals (in 43 games) – 0.51 goals per game 11 8. Didier Drogba REVEALED It’s a clash which isn’t usually short of goals with two 5-2 wins for Arsenal, a 3-2 win for Tottenham and a 4-4 and 3-3 draws in recent memory.And the goals also seem to flow in London derbies overall with Spurs running out 3-1 victors over Chelsea on Saturday.The match saw Harry Kane net his 25th derby goal, drawing him level with ex-Arsenal striker Robin van Persie.But who are the top goalscorers in Premier League London derbies? Find out below… 4= Jermain Defoe 11 11 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 11 REPLY Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane scores the winner against Arsenal last season at Wembley. 1. Thierry Henry 2= Frank Lampard 43 goals (in 59 games) – 0.73 goals per game 19 goals (in 47 games) – 0.40 goals per game shining 11 28 goals (in 53 games) – 0.53 goals per game REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 11last_img read more


first_imgTHE COUNTDOWN is on to tomorrow’s Harvey’s Point Bluestack Challenge.This sponsored hill-walk was established to raise funds to support People with Special Needs in County Donegal.On Saturday, walkers, comprising of people from the four corners of Ireland and beyond,  will arrive at Harvey’s Point to take part in the Bluestack Challenge Walk. Members of organisations, sports clubs, businesses and charities are being positively encouraged by the Bluestack Foundation to join in the fun – either as individuals or as groups or to offer sponsorship to anyone they know is participating.  Such donations can be made through the Challenge web site (click here where you can donate money to any individual walker, allowing donations to be made from all around the world.You can also contact the office on 074 97 40828 (office hours) or Mobile 087 1226612 and request an application form or make a donation.Alternatively information can be obtained by emailing Harvey’s Point Bluestack Challenge 2011 Walk is both a ‘fun’ walk and a ‘sponsored’ walk. Patrick McBrearty, of the Bluestack Special Needs Foundation said: “To date we have walkers registered from 29 counties in Ireland while others are traveling from the UK and the USA.“This year’s walk is the most spectacular yet.  We will take walkers to the highest point in the Bluestacks and then to visit the site of the World War II plane crash.“Although going to the highest point, we have identified a route that will make it possible for walkers of all abilities (with a reasonable level of fitness) to complete this challenge.“Our team of experienced guides will be backed up by Civil Defence and Mountain Rescue, while our organizing committee will ensure a very enjoyable experience in terms of facilities and refreshments.“Tea, coffee and scones will be provided at the start of the walk to get everyone off to a good start. At the first major stop, the army will serve up breakfast baps, again with tea or coffee. “En route to the summit we will have regular water stops and possibly a few surprises. Our goal on the day is to make this a most enjoyable experience for all.“Every contribution makes a difference and funds raised will go towards making a positive change in the lives of People with Special Needs throughout County Donegal.”COUNTDOWN ON TO SATURDAY’S BIGGEST BLUESTACK CHALLENGE EVER! was last modified: June 17th, 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)last_img read more


first_imgMagheroarty Beach By Kathy McFaddenTEMPERATURES topped 30C in Donegal this afternoon – and it’s going to get even hotter.As the council issued a hosepipe ban to deal with depleted water stocks in our reservoirs, forecasters say Saturday in the county could get even hotter.One motorist in Ardara today recorded an astonishing temperature of 42C! Beaches across the county are packed with people trying to cool off as Med-style temperatures saw a huge influx of visitors from across Ireland – north and south.Hotels and B&Bs are doing a roaring trade.And shops are quickly selling out of ice-cream.Met Eireann forecaster Evelyn Cusack says another scorching week of hot weather is ahead. And it will get so hot, it may spark some massive thunderstorms.“Showers may extend into west Ulster on Sunday night,” she said.“The weather will continue very warm or hot through next week. There’ll be a fair amount of dry weather. However there will be a risk of heavy thundery showers at times in many areas.“Daytime temperatures will reach between 25 and 29 degrees and possibly reaching 30 degrees.“The nights will be very mild and close with lowest temperatures of 14 to 18 degrees. Winds will be light and from a mainly easterly direction.” IT’S BOILING OUT THERE! AND IT’S GOING TO GET EVEN HOTTER! was last modified: July 20th, 2013 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:donegal daily weatherhotsunnywarmlast_img read more


first_imgA wheelchair user attacked a Garda after he was stopped for drink-driving.Letterkenny court.Thomas Scarlett, 34, punched a Garda in the stomach and then threw himself out of his wheelchair twice after being taken to Letterkenny Garda station. Gardai Elaine Gordon and and Paul McGee were tipped off that Scarlett had been drinking in the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny before driving off.They stopped Scarlett, 34, in his specially-adapted car at Drumbarnett Lower, Manorcunningham on September 11th, 2012.Garda Gordon said she immediately smelled alcohol from Scarlett who became very abusive.He began shouting obscenities at the officers and then punched Garda Gordon in the stomach when he was being helped out of his car.He then refused to get out of the Garda patrol car when taken to Letterkenny Garda station and acknowledge the member in charge.When he was taken into the station he threw him out of his wheelchair twice and then complained of a sore back.Scarlett, of 7 Ballinagard Crescent, Culmore, Derry, was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital but he refused to be treated.He was then taken back to Letterkenny Garda station but was abusive to ambulance personnel on the way back.He eventually undertook a breath test where a reading of 52micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath was recorded.Judge Paul Kelly asked was Scarlett going to be permanently in a wheelchair and he was told he was after suffering injuries in a motorcycle accident.He was fined €250 and disqualified from driving for two years.WHEELCHAIR USER ATTACKED GARDAI WHEN STOPPED FOR DRINK-DRIVING was last modified: March 27th, 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:donegalJudge Paul KellyThomas Scarlettwheelchairlast_img read more

Murphy Wins Grand Blue Mile and USATF 1 Mile Road Championship With a Course Record

first_img Complete Results Story Links DES MOINES, Iowa — More than 2,500 runners took part in the 8th Annual Grand Blue Mile on April 25 in Downtown Des Moines’ Western Gateway. This year’s event included the prestigious Men’s & Women’s USATF 1 Mile Road Championships along with the Grand Blue Mile’s recreational and competitive divisions and the Mascot Madness Charity Challenge. USATF 1 Mile Road ChampionshipsMore than 35 elite milers from across the country traveled to Des Moines to vie for a national title and a share of the championship prize purse.·         2017 Men’s USATF 1 Mile Road ChampionshipClayton Murphy finished on top out of the 19 men’s competitors, setting a course record with a finish time of 3:59.96. Riley Masters and Pat Casey finished in second and third place, with 4:00.30 and 4:00.88 respective finish times. center_img ·         2017 Women’s USATF 1 Mile Road ChampionshipKatie Mackey finished first in the group of 16 women runners, with a finish time of 4:37.00. Amanda Eccleston and Shannon Rowbury finished in second and third place, with 4:37.36 and 4:37.54 respective finish times. A total of $25,000 in prize money was awarded among the top USATF 1 Mile Road Championship participants, with each men’s and women’s champion receiving $5,000*. The prize breakdown: * An additional $2,500 will be awarded in both the men’s and women’s championships for establishing a new course record.Mascot Madness Charity ChallengeThe Maniac with the Des Moines Menace and Herky from the University of Iowa were the winners of the annual Mascot Madness Charity Challenge and each took home the $1,000 prize for their charitable foundation. The Maniac edged out Billy from the Barnstormers and Rosie the Reader with the Des Moines Public Library in the “fastest” division who finished second and third place, respectively. Herky bested Cy from Iowa State University and TC with the University of Northern Iowa in the “furriest” division who finished second and third, respectively.Men’s USATF Road 1 Mile Results1. Clayton Murphy, 3:59.962. Riley Masters, 4:00.303. Pat Casey, 4:00.884. Garrett Heath, 4:01.385. Brandon Lasater, 4:01.566. Trevor Dunbar, 4:01.937. Izaic Yorks, 4:02.018. Andy Bayer, 4:02.789. Cristian Soratos, 4:04.2710. Hillary Bor, 4:05.4811. Chad Noelle, 4:06.9812. Lex Williams, 4:07.6413. Daniel Herrera, 4:09.9814. Drew Windle, 4:12.0715. Josef Tessema, 4:12.7816. Brian Llamas, 4:13.7317. Patrick Peterson, 4:16.33Women’s USATF Road 1 Mile Results1. Katie Mackey, 4:37.002. Amanda Eccleston, 4:37.363. Shannon Rowbury, 4:37.544. Shannon Osika, 4:37.815. Dana Mecke, 4:39.576. Hannah Fields, 4:41.707. Alexina Wilson, 4:42.068. Ashley Maton, 4:42.749. Meghan Peyton, 4:43.7210. Tori Solis, 4:45.6411. Brette Correy, 4:46.2212. Eleanor Fulton, 4:46.2913. Jamie Cheever, 4:46.7914. Megan Malasarte, 5:07.72The 9th Annual Grand Blue Mile is scheduled to take place on April 24, in conjunction with the 2018 Men’s and Women’s USATF 1 Mile Road Championships.   Additional race results from this and previous Grand Blue Mile events are posted at: Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Evidences for Evolution Examined

first_img(Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Recent news stories have claimed evidence for evolution.  But has evolution been observed or assumed?Snake transitional form:  In Nature last week, Longrich et al. claimed fossil evidence for a transitional form between lizards and snakes.  The fossil, named Coniophus, was known since 1892 from fragments, but the authors claim newly-discovered skull and vertebral parts establish its ancestral position.  The authors call it, however, a “mosaic” of features with “synapomorphies,” which, in cladistics, refers to traits shared by two taxa and their most recent common ancestor.  Their diagrams show a lizard head, a snake head and the Coniophus reconstructed head, each looking distinctive.  If this is a transitional form, furthermore, it is rare: “Snakes are the most diverse group of lizards, but their origins and early evolution remain poorly understood owing to a lack of transitional forms,” they said.  Owing primarily to its small size and non-motile jaw, they believe, “Coniophis therefore represents a transitional snake, combining a snake-like body and a lizard-like head.” (Longrich et al., “A transitional snake from the Late Cretaceous period of North America,” Nature 488, 09 August 2012, pp. 205–208, doi:10.1038/nature11227).There has been a long-standing debate between evolutionists whether snakes evolved in the ocean or on land.  The authors feel Coniophus suggests a land origin: “its small size and reduced neural spines indicate fossorial habits, suggesting that snakes evolved from burrowing lizards.”  It would seem, however, that one oddball does not justify the assumed evolutionary story that follows: “Subsequent to the evolution of a serpentine body and carnivory, snakes evolved a highly specialized, kinetic skull, which was followed by a major adaptive radiation in the Early Cretaceous period. This pattern suggests that the kinetic skull was a key innovation that permitted the diversification of snakes.”  Coniophus, however, lacked the kinetic skull.  The Editors’ Summary is tentative, saying that the study “has come up with some facts that favour a land-based genesis for snakes,” and “suggests that early snakes were burrowers that achieved their elongate form before evolving the characteristic highly mobile skull of modern snakes.”  There are, however, legless lizards; it is not clear why the authors did not comment on that possible interpretation of this fossil.Moth pheromones:  Male moths have a remarkable ability to detect female sex pheromones at long distances, even though the molecules weigh billionths of a gram.  In a recent open-access PNAS paper, evolutionists admitted that “little is known about the molecular mechanisms that underlie the evolution of new sex pheromone blends between closely related species.”  They succeeded in mutating a male moth’s antenna to increase its long-range sensitivity to a mutated female’s hormone.   The mutation they studied appeared to increase the sensitivity to a particular pheromone molecule in the female’s blend of exuded pheromones while narrowing its sensitivity to the blend, “altering the tuning profile of this broadly responsive neuron.”  Tuning an existing system says nothing about the origin of the system.  A summary on Science Daily did not clarify if this was alleged to be an example of Neo-Darwinian evolution.Changes such as this could represent designed adaptability, therefore, analogous to the adaptive immune system, rather than neo-Darwinian processes at work.  The authors said as much: “variability in the breadth of male response required to track new pheromones exists in the population.”  The authors noted that researchers in this area are not sure what evolutionary processes are at work in moth pheromone tracking.  It could be stabilizing selection, asymmetric tracking, reinforcement, communication interference, or some combination of the above.   All in all, in spite of their minuscule finding of one mutation that appeared to increase sensitivity amplitude while narrowing sensitivity breadth, they confessed, “The molecular mechanisms that enable male moths to respond to new female pheromones during the evolution of the sexual communication channel remains a long-standing question.”  (Leary et al., “Single mutation to a sex pheromone receptor provides adaptive specificity between closely related moth species,” PNAS, August 13, 2012, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1204661109).Fireflies:  New Scientist presented an article about the evolution of cold light (bioluminescence), claiming that marine animals invented it in the Devonian (at least 400 million Darwin years ago), but land insects invented it far more recently – in the Cretaceous, no more than 65 million years ago.  This “unexpected” “discrepancy” left Slavic paleobiologist Peter Vršanský scrambling for explanations.  Maybe “luminescent species appeared on land only when night life began to diversify,” the article claimed; or, perhaps, “terrestrial species have only recently cracked the problem of disposing of the toxic by-products of bioluminescence.”  If evolution cannot solve a simple problem like that, however, it casts doubt on the ability of the “tinkerer” to produce giraffes and eagles in far less time.  The explanation further suggests the absurdity that land insects were trying to evolve bioluminescence, but couldn’t because of toxic waste.Plant sex:  An article on PhysOrg claims, “Researchers solve plant sex cell mystery,” adding, “plant sex cells have stubbornly guarded the secret of their origin” till researchers at Stanford figured out the secret: low oxygen levels.  That hypothesis, however, if a natural law, would bring sex cells out of any somatic cell, or out of rocks, for that matter.  According to the report, “the researchers demonstrated that low oxygen levels deep inside the developing flowers are all that is needed to trigger the formation of sex cells.”  This finding, however, says nothing about the origin of sex cells in the first place – only what triggers their development.  As such, the article has nothing to say about evolution.  It might just as well be about epigenetic regulation of existing design.Human height:  Live Science claims in bold headlines, “Evolutionary Battle of the Sexes Drives Human Height.”  Careful reading, though, shows a convoluted suggestion that cannot be tested.  Reporter Stephanie Pappas began, “For women looking to pass on their genes, it pays to be short. For men, tall is the ideal.”  No evidence was offered for why this should be so, instead of the opposite.  But it was the basis for a claim, “The result? An evolutionary tug-of-war in which neither gender reaches their perfect height.”  Gert Stulp, the expert in the Netherlands who stated this hypothesis, spoke of “evolutionary pressure” that kept human heights varying incessantly in an “evolutionary back-and-forth” with no direction or conclusion.  From this inconclusive explanation, Stulp leapt into a whole mess of other possible non-converging evolutionary tug-of-wars: hip width, facial masculinity, and mate choice, for instance.  These appear to be post-hoc rationalizations for evolutionary theory, though, instead of evidences.  Undoubtedly this kind of thinking could rationalize any observation into an evolutionary explanation.  It also ignores the fact that men and women might make their mate choices by intelligent design.  Consequently, it seems a stretch for Stulp to conclude, “I think it is important to recognize that evolutionary processes occur in contemporary human populations.  Evolution did not stop at the industrial revolution.”Using evolution to fight cancer:  A scientific theory is bolstered if it can make predictions that lead to practical applications.  This might be the case with a Science Daily story with the promising headline, “Using Millions of Years of Cell Evolution in Fight Against Cancer.”  Below the headline, though, a reader will look in vain for anything beyond a mere assumption of evolution and millions of years.  John McDonald (Georgia Institute of Technology) inserted micro-RNAs (miRNA) into cells by design, to study their downstream effects on gene regulation.  He also witnessed design: “McDonald noticed that most of what changed downstream was functionally coordinated.”  He then wrongly linked evolution to a coordinated purpose: “miRNAs have evolved for millions of years in order to coordinately regulate hundreds to thousands of genes together on the cellular level.”  The story, therefore, has nothing to do with aimless, purposeless processes of neo-Darwinism, but everything to do with intelligent design:  “If we can understand which miRNAs affect which suites of genes and their coordinated functions, it could allow clinicians to attack cancer cells on a systems level, rather than going after genes individually.”We always like to give the Darwin Team the best possible racing conditions before watching their contestants stumble and fall on the starting line.last_img read more

Delivering Community-Based Nutrition Education Programs

first_imgThe Nutrition and Wellness concentration area of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) addresses the preventative and medical nutrition needs of the military and their families. Professionals working with military families are provided education and resources by MFLN Nutrition and Wellness through synthesizing, integrating, and applying research updates with innovative educational and counseling strategies.Professionals working with military families can also turn to the Cooperative Extension System when looking for education and resources addressing nutrition. Partnered with National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), the Cooperative Extension provides nutrition education programs that help individuals, families, and communities nationwide.Curious to see what your state Extension has to offer for Nutrition programs? Listed below are the 7 pilot program states:Florida Cooperative Extension Indiana Cooperative ExtensionMaryland Cooperative ExtensionMississippi Cooperative ExtensionMinnesota Cooperative ExtensionNew Mexico Cooperative ExtensionOklahoma Cooperative ExtensionDon’t see your state listed above? Here is a nationwide directory to help: Food, Nutrition and Affiliated Areas State Extension Directorylast_img read more

Law varsity students boycott midterms

first_imgSeveral students at the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) in Patiala continued with their protest for the fourth day on Monday demanding revocation of suspension of six fellow students.Several students also boycotted the mid-term examination that commenced on Monday as part of their protest.The university administration had suspended the six students on March 15 on grounds of “indiscipline”. Students, however, say that the suspensions happened because they protested against unhygienic food being served in the hostels. In a representation to the university Chancellor, the students demanded an immediate revocation of the suspension order. The students have alleged that the grounds for suspension, as stated in the order, are “wholly malafide”. Students’ body soughtThe students have also demanded constitution of a students’ association. “An appropriate legal order delegating to the students the ability to organise themselves into a student body and formulate a constitution, and a charter of rights of individuals at academic institutions must be passed,” said the representation, adding that it would help participation of students in committees of the university.last_img read more

Axiomtek: fanless and ultra-slim 4K digital signage player

first_img Continue Reading Previous Kontron: two new industrial computers based on Raspberry Pi and NXP i.MX6Next SECO makes your business IoT-ready in three easy steps Axiomtek announce its DSP300-318 integrated with Acer Being Device Management (BDM) for intelligent retail. The digital signage player DSP300-318 is powered by the onboard Intel Pentium processor N4200 and Celeron processor N3350. It features Acer BDM, a cloud-based device management platform, designed and developed by Acer Cloud Technology to offer an integrated hardware and software device management solution to help system integrators (SI) and managed service providers (MSP) save costs and improve their operational efficiency. Measuring only 20 mm in thickness, the DSP300-318 is sleek enough to fit in a small area behind signage displays. The thin and powerful signage player is specially designed for digital menu boards, self-ordering systems, retail applications, queuing systems, interactive kiosks, video walls, and more.The Intel Apollo Lake-based DSP300-318 supports HDMI and Dual-Mode DisplayPort (DP++) outputs with the delivery of dynamic graphics and video advertising in 4K resolution. It also has two DDR3L-1600 SO-DIMMs for up to 8GB of system memory. The lower-power digital signage player comes with an array of connectivity options to expand functionality, including audio, three USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, one RS-232 port, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, one HDMI 1.4 port and one DisplayPort 1.2 port supporting 4K resolution. It also features one M.2 Key E 2230 for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules, one M.2 Key B 3042 for 4G LTE, one SIM card slots for 3.5G radio connectivity as well as one M.2 Key M 2280 and one optional 64GB eMMC 5.0 for additional storage. With the fanless and cableless design, this ultra slim signage media player offers a mounting bracket that supports wall mount and VESA mount, ensuring easy and secure installation in diverse environments. In addition, the DSP300-318 supports Windows 10 IoT and Linux.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more