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first_imgThey are known as Bubbly Tacos and they are the Donegal lads taking the internet by storm.The lads have posted a series of videos on You Tube featuring both the wacky and the weird. But it wasn’t until they realised that playing with their balls could make them superstars.The guys can literally bounce a ball into an object given a chance (and perhaps 50 attempts!)But who cares because the guys are great entertainment.Simply CLICK to play. DONEGAL LADS SHOW IT TAKES BALLS TO MAKE IT ON YOU TUBE was last modified: June 3rd, 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:ballsBubbly TacosYou Tubelast_img read more

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first_imgThe visiting European teachers pictured with some of the staff and pupils from St. Baithin’s N.S.St. Baithin’s N.S in St Johnston was buzzing with excitement last week as it welcomed 20 teachers from 7 European primary schools to their school as part of the Comenius School Partnership.This initiative is part of the European Commissions Life Long learning Programme and focuses on the first phase of education in Primary and Secondary schools. Schools create partners with other schools throughout Europe to work on projects which are pedagogically relevant and encourage intercultural exchange.European teachers are taught to set dance by Ms. Mc Kenna Clarke and the pupils from 4th and 5th classes.St. Baithin’s N.S. paired up with primary schools in Greece, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Denmark and Spain.The 20 teachers arrived on Tuesday and spent two very enjoyable days visiting the school, sampling the Irish education system in the classrooms and being entertained by the children with irish music and culture. All the pupils interacted with the visiting teachers and also communicated with the European children via Skype over the two days.The teachers were also taught set dancing and left experts in St. Brigid cross making. The project will run over two years with close communication between the pupils and staff of St. Baithin’s N.S. and their linked European primary schools.European teachers learning the art of making St. Brigid crosses at St. Baithin’s N.S., St. Johnston. GREECE, GERMANY, HUNGARY, SLOVENIA, CROATIA, DENMARK AND SPAIN JOIN ST.BAITHIN’S CULTURE CLUB! was last modified: February 5th, 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:St Baithin’s NSSt Johnstonlast_img read more

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first_imgNorwich manager Neil Adams hailed striker Cameron Jerome after his two goals helped them beat Brentford 3-0 at Griffin Park.Jerome added to Alex Tettey’s second-half opener by finishing off a swift counter attack with a diving header before smashing home a brilliant goal late on.“He came on on Saturday and scored the fourth goal at Cardiff and his performance got him into the team – this was his first start,” Adams said.“And he’s scored two fabulous goals. The second was an excellent strike. I don’t know how fast it was, but it was unsaveable.“He’s done well but Alex Tettey’s goal was a team goal, so we’ve had a variety tonight. W need to share them [goals] around the team as well, which we have.“We scored three goals which is probably a bit unfair on Brentford – they played well. People will probably think Brentford have been battered but that wasn’t the case.“But I always felt we would go on and win the game and we’ve been delighted with how we’ve started the season.”The victory  moved Norwich to the top of the Championship, if only for 24 hours ahead of Nottingham Forest’s clash with Fulham on Wednesday.Adams added: “It’s fantastic for us. I wouldn’t try to play it down.“It might be just 24 hours. Of course you don’t get anything for being top in September, but if you’d asked me where I wanted it to be at this stage then it would be top of the league.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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first_imgScientists are finding that it’s not just having the right parts that makes a body go; it’s having those parts controlled by the right regulators.  Recent stories make the case with their headlines: “‘Guardian of the Genome’: Protein Helps Prevent Damaged DNA in Yeast,” announced Science Daily.  “Scientists find gas pedal – and brake – for uncontrolled cell growth,” reported PhysOrg.  Another PhysOrg article about stem cells gave “New insights into how stem cells determine what tissue to become.”  Still another on PhysOrg said that “Researchers find key step in body’s ability to make red blood cells.”  Finally, also on PhysOrg, another use was found for large pieces of RNA transcribed from the big stretches of code between genes.  In “‘Linc-ing’ a noncoding RNA to a central cellular pathway,” the opening paragraph announced, “The recent discovery of more than a thousand genes known as large intergenic non-coding RNAs (or ‘lincRNAs’) opened up a new approach to understanding the function and organization of the genome.  That surprising breakthrough is now made even more compelling with the finding that dozens of these lincRNAs are induced by p53 (the most commonly mutated gene in cancer), suggesting that this class of genes plays a critical role in cell development and regulation.”  All that was announced in just 3 days of science news, suggesting this is a hot area of research.  Without precise regulation of the parts of a cell and its genes, bad things happen.This brief entry today is a teaser to go and read the articles, look for mentions of evolution or design, and think about which point of view found these discoveries surprising or not.  Of course, don’t expect to see the words “intelligent design” anywhere, since that phrase is effectively banned from secular science journalism.  Look instead for indirect inferences that design is the best explanation.  Or, look for the lack of attempts to explain the regulation by evolution.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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first_img6 August 2007A group of cattle farmers from Ermelo in Mpumalanga province have loaned 50 Sanganer cattle worth R200 000 to 16 emerging farmers to help them get the skills they need to establish their own enterprises.The farmers, identified and given training by the Mpumalanga branch of the National African Farmers’ Union, will take care of the cattle for a certain period and be allowed to keep any calves born in that time.This project would ensure “that he who has many empowers those who do not have,” provincial agriculture minister Dina Pule said at the handover of the cattle in Ermelo last week.The Sanganer project is a joint initiative of the provincial government, the Mpumalanga Agricultural Farmers’ Union, the Sanganer Cattle Breeders’ Association, and commercial farmers represented by Schalk von Rheede from Oudtshoorn.Research conducted by the Mpumalanga department of agriculture recommended that emerging farmers be encouraged to raise Hiefer (Sanganer) cattle.Sanganer are a hardy breed, resistant to ticks, can tolerate hot and humid conditions, and graze under natural conditions without requiring additional feed.The department set aside 100 hectares of veld for the emerging farmers to use as grazing land, the farmers’ union provided fencing and the breeders’ association provided the initial stock of 48 cows and two bulls.The union gave the newcomers initial training in livestock production, veld management, and animal health and breeding, while the department will visit the farmers every week to provide follow-up and support.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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first_imgNonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Betis took advantage of a great performance by goalkeeper Antonio Adan and a bad night by Madrid’s forwards, including Cristiano Ronaldo, who was making his league debut after serving a five-game suspension for shoving a referee in the Spanish Super Cup final last month.“It was bad luck after all the chances that we created,” Madrid midfielder Casemiro said.Ronaldo had played only three other matches with Madrid this season, including against APOEL in the team’s Champions League debut, when he scored twice.“This is not the start we wanted after three games at home,” Zidane said. “We didn’t expect this.”Key winAtletico Madrid moved closer to the lead by earning a hard-fought 2-1 away victory against Athletic Bilbao.Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak stopped Aritz Aduriz’s penalty kick before halftime and Angel Correa and Yannick Carrasco scored second-half goals to leave the Madrid side within four points of leader Barcelona.It was the second consecutive win for Atletico, which remains unbeaten after five rounds.“To win in this stadium you need to play a great match and I think we did that,” Atletico coach Diego Simeone said. “We controlled the game and were very effective. It’s a very important triumph for us.”Correa opened the scoring from inside the area after a cross by Jorge “Koke” Resurreccion in the 55th minute, and Carrasco added to the lead with a low shot into the far corner after a well-placed pass by Antoine Griezmann in the 73rd. Griezmann had also helped set up the first goal with a pass to Koke. Paraguayan striker Antoino Sanabria scored the winner with a header from close range to give Betis its first win against Madrid at the Bernabeu since 1998.The result ended Madrid’s streak of 73 consecutive games scoring at least one goal, keeping it from surpassing the record scoring run established by Brazilian club Santos starring Pele in 1963.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMadrid, which was coming off home draws against Valencia and Levante, is seven points behind Barcelona after five games. It trails Betis by one point.“This gap to the lead won’t change the way we do things,” Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. “We will keep fighting. It’s a long championship.” Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  “It was Griezmann’s best match so far this season,” Simeone said.Raul Garcia netted an injury-time goal for Athletic, which has now lost two in a row after an unbeaten start.Winning streakSevilla kept its momentum thanks to Jesus Navas’ 83rd-minute winner at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan.He scored from a difficult angle to give the hosts their fourth consecutive win to start the league.The match marked the return of striker Victor “Vitolo” Machin, who left Sevilla in the offseason to join Atletico Madrid but is playing on a loan with Las Palmas until January. He was constantly jeered by Sevilla fans.Rough startDeportivo La Coruna handed Alaves its fifth straight loss with a 1-0 victory at the Riazor Stadium.Luisinho scored in first-half injury time to give the hosts their first win after three losses in the first four matches.Malaga is the only other team to have lost all of its matches so far. It was routed 5-0 at Valencia on Tuesday. No goalsLeganes and Girona failed to take their chances in a goalless first meeting in the top flight.Both teams created clear scoring opportunities but Leganes, playing in the Liga for the second season, had to settle for a point with promoted Girona.Leganes stayed in the top half of the standings, in eighth place, while Girona was 14th. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Real Madrid’s forward from Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo kneels on the field during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF against Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on September 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID—Real Madrid’s faltering start to the Spanish league season continued on Wednesday with a shock 1-0 defeat at home to Real Betis.A day after league leader Barcelona routed Eibar 6-1 with four goals by Lionel Messi for its fifth win in a row, Madrid conceded an injury-time goal to remain winless in its three league games so far at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Brady, Belichick donate to J.J. Watt’s hurricane relief fund Second-place Sevilla moved within two points of Barcelona by beating Las Palmas 1-0 for its fourth consecutive league victory.Third-place Atletico won 2-1 at Athletic Bilbao.Frail homeReal Betis players celebrated as if they had won a title after the stunning win over Madrid at the Bernabeu.“We knew we were coming to play in a complicated stadium, but the team put in a great effort and got rewarded with the late goal,” Sanabria said.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgPerhaps the greatest wrestler that India has ever produced, Sushil Kumar’s journey to sporting glory started in a small village on the outskirts of New Delhi.Sushil took up wrestling after watching his father and uncle sweat it out in the mud-pits or akharas of his village. His enormous talent was spotted at a very young age and the family made a number of sacrifices to nurture his dreams. Sushil’s uncle even gave up wrestling so that the family could support and fund the youngster’s training.Soon Sushil was creating waves on the international circuit. As a junior he won a number of tournaments and got his first taste of the Olympics at Athens 2004, where he finished in the bottom half but gained valuable experience.In the years to follow, Sushil collected many medals at various international events and capped these performances with a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.The medal spurred Sushil to aim even higher and he built on the success of Beijing to capture gold medals at the world championships and the Commonwealth Games in 2010.Sunday’s silver medal at the London Olympics has been a culmination of years of effort put in by Sushil and his family. He has entered the history books as the only individual athlete to win back-to-back medals at the Olympics.last_img read more

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first_imgKashmiri youths have now found a new passion that is motivating them to aim for the peak and conquer the mountains. Hundreds of youths go for trekking in summers as security scenario improves in the Valley.Riyaz Ahmad Lone, who resides in picturesque Pahalgam valley, prefers to trek along with his friends to Kolahoi Peak, 17,799 ft, in Anantnag district of South Kashmir.This peak is part of the Himalaya Range. “We use old trekking routes. As I am a local and know the terrain well, I lead the team,” Lone, a hotelier and an environment activist, said. Rauf Tramboo, who is the president of Adventure Travel Consultant, cannot do without trekking. For past 30 years, he has been trekking in the Valley and Ladakh.But, nowadays, he says, there is a change in the perception regarding trekking and mountaineering. “More and more youngsters, including college students, government employees, have started joining in, thanks to the internet and the conducive atmosphere,” Tramboo said.Mahmood Ahmad Shah, an avid trekker who is heading Jammu and Kashmir Mountaineering and Hiking Club, established by educationist Tyndale Biscoe in 19th century in Srinagar, has set high goals for the youngsters. Last year his club took an initiative of starting a Facebook page inviting youngsters for trekking. The invite elicited huge response. “We took youngsters for trekking to hills in Srinagar and subsequently guided them towards mountains in different parts of the Valley,” he says.Every Sunday the club takes youngsters to trekking. However, Shah’s ultimate aim is that these youngsters should become mountaineers. “We want to open up Kashmir for Kashmiris,” Shah said. This year his club sent four boys to Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports at Nunwan, Pahalgam. The institute is a joint venture between Ministry of Defence and state government’s Department of Tourism.advertisement”Youngsters don’t know about the institute. Its training fee is around `4,500. We hope in coming days youths who are part of our trekking programmes would move to mountaineering after proper training,” Shah said. “We want our boys to make it to the top. Scale Mount Everest one day,” he added. He conceded that most of the trekking initiatives taking place in the Valley are private adventures with youths taking local guides or local boys along to go for trekking.last_img
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first_imgTomTom, known for making GPS devices, on Wednesday unveiled  range of fitness trackers: the TomTom Touch, TomTom Spark 3, and TomTom Adventurer. India has the third most obese population and the company aims to focus on fitter India with its innovations.The TomTom Touch measures the percentage of body fat and muscle mass in the body to help user know his/her body composition. Body composition gives a user an advanced understanding of their fitness level and how it’s changing over time. The device helps track user’s steps, sleep, all day heart-rate, calories burned, it also comes equipped with a sports mode for running, cycling or hitting the gym. User can also stay connected with smartphone notifications. Users can also view their progress and share achievements with friends via the TomTom MySports companion app on their smartphone. Also Read: Apple launches waterproof Watch 2, focuses on health and fitness tracking Next is TomTom Adventurer which is a GPS Outdoor Watch built to elevate outdoor activities with dedicated sports modes for hiking, trail running, skiing and snowboarding. TomTom Adventurer is also equipped with a 24X7 activity tracker, multi-sport mode, built-in heart rate monitor, music player, barometer, compass and automatic lift detection for snow sports. It also comes with GPS tracking and Route Exploration, building on TomTom’s heritage as a global leader in navigation and mapping.Also Read: Xiaomi Mi Band 2 review: More accurate, better and yet inexpensiveLast is TomTom Spark 3 GPS Multisport Fitness watch. It comes equipped with Route Exploration that helps user easily explore new trails and find their way back. Additionally, every time a user hits the road, the GPS trace is displayed on the GPS Sports Watch allowing them to find their way back to the start. By combining the integrated compass and GPS information, anyone can run with the confidence of knowing which path to take and how to get back. Routes are easily shared with friends after a run – challenging all to explore more. These GPS Sports Watches have brand new, slimmer, sleeker straps in a range of colours to wear every day, while still ready to take on even the toughest workouts.advertisement”With TomTom Touch fitness tracker you could see how your body composition changes over time to find out what works for you and understand how fit you are. Building on our years of experience in mapping and navigation, we are proud to also introduce path breaking Route Exploration technology in TomTom Adventurer Outdoor GPS watch and TomTom Spark 3 GPS fitness watches.” With three new product launches including two which are brand new categories, the business is in an exciting stage of growth. We are confident that the Indian consumers will find their perfect fitness companion with TomTom Sports,” said Andrew Cooper, senior vice president, TomTom International.Also Read: Samsung challenges Fitbit with $180 fitness tracker with GPSlast_img read more

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first_imgRobins: Man Utd board must give Solskjaer timeby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United FA Cup winner Mark Robins says the board must be patient with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Robins, now manager of League One outfit Coventry City, believes that Solskjaer must be given plenty of time to implement his philosophy on the playing squad.”What he’s trying to do is reinstall the values that he felt as a player and that were there under Sir Alex,” he told Sky Sports.”He needs time to do that. If you remember when Sir Alex took over, it was six years before that started to take an effect.”I don’t think you get that times these days but I think the board will be patient. As long as they can see things moving forward in the right way they will be patient.”Clearly you need to get results alongside that. Ole knows that but the noises coming out of there and what is being said, they seem happy, the players seem happy, it seems a happier camp.”Things can turn quickly but you need results to maintain it. I hope he gets that time and he gets the backing in the transfer market because it’s going to take a long time to get them back to where they were.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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