Sorrow and Joy

first_imgThe placid morning nap is sweetEspecially when the spring breeze is dallingWith the flowers and trees around the casementAnd the delicate fragrance of the roses permeatingEverywhere.The paths of glory lead but to the grave.We merry today and tomorrow we die intestateSome woo fame; some woo wealthBut doomsday shall be the endThe salt has lost its tasteAnd if worst comes to worst,We all shall bowAnd indeed paradise shall be unreachableOur thoughts and deeds are evilI know mercy shall never show its face nor goodnessOur hearts have become so darkAnd psyche filled with fiendsThe frame of minds of man has become vileWe laughAnd the world laugh with usBut when we cry, we cry along.Sorrow is along; joy is togetherThe moon wanes when fullAnd summer wanes as autumn approachesThe sweet prospects, sweet birds and sweet flowersShall soon lose their sweetnessAnd that no man shall live foreverShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Clerk mandated to recommend safety proposals

first_imgSecurity breach at ParliamentWith the recent upheavals that took place in Parliament, and based on the concerns expressed by some Members of Parliament (MPs) over security, Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs, has now been mandated to come up with some security proposals for the Public Buildings.Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock IsaacsIsaacs told Guyana Times that when the Parliamentary Management Committee met on Monday, he was given the mandate to come up with these proposals, with the assistance and collaboration of an expert security team drawn from the different law enforcement agencies. He has until month-end to complete this task.Asked to provide some details as to what was discussed at that meeting, the Clerk said, “I’ve been asked by the Committee to do a number of things. I don’t think I’m at liberty to disclose what exactly I’m required to do. But I have been given two weeks to come up with a proposal to improve the security of the Public Buildings, and that is including Police entering the Chambers and so on.”Isaac said he has had two previous meetings with the security team, and they themselves have come up with some proposals in regard to security for the building. “I am told that they have worked out a plan,” he explained, adding that he plans to add some of his proposals to that plan before a final submission is made to the Parliamentary Management Committee at the stipulated time.During the last sitting of the National Assembly, chaos erupted when Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Members of Parliament (MPs) were accosted by officers of the Guyana Police Force. The incident stemmed from a request by Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland, for PPP/C MP Juan Edghill to take his seat after the allotted time given for scrutiny of the budget estimates for the Ministry of the Presidency (MOTP) had expired.Edghill, whose scrutiny of the MOTP’s estimates was not completed, asked for more time to be given, since according to him four more agencies were added to the MoTP, but the time given was the same as last year’s budget.Edghill’s decision not to vacate his seat saw Police officers being summoned to the Chambers.Opposition MPs were physically assaulted by the Police officers as the situation got more intense and chaotic. In tears, Opposition MP and former Minister, Priya Manickchand, revealed to the media that Police officers, in their attempt to remove her colleague, had assaulted her.There was another moment of absolute chaos in Parliament during the week prior to that incident, during Opposition Leader Bharrat Jadgeo’s 2018 Budget presentation, when a woman invaded the Parliament Chambers dressed in Santa Claus attire and disrupted the proceedings. However, the chaos lasted for less than a minute, as the woman was bodily removed from the chambers and immediately released through the back gate of the Public Buildings. Until now, no one knows who this person was, and how she had managed to pass all the security detail.The Clerk had indicated that he is unaware of how the woman got there. However, it was reported that Santa had invaded the chambers through the Government’s entrance a mere couple of minutes after most of the Government’s MPs and officers had left the chambers.Isaacs said the person came into Parliament properly dressed, but changed clothes in the MPs’ washroom and then entered the Chambers. He said such a situation has never previously occurred, and he noted that it was a serious breach of security protocol at Parliament.Some days later, two plainclothes ranks were identified sitting among journalists at the media desk in the Parliament Chambers. Acting Commissioner of Police, David Ramnarine, said Police presence in the Chambers of Parliament ought not to have occurred. He also claimed that the action of the two ranks further aggravated concerns of security breaches at Parliament.The Parliament was disturbed again by an attendee in the Chamber, who on that same day began singing immediately after the House Speaker announced the lunch break. The woman was permitted to enter the Public Viewing Gallery by security officials of Parliament Office Security.However, after the Speaker had ended the morning’s session of consideration of the budget estimates, the woman started to sing, “God is watching us”. She was immediately escorted out of the Chambers by security. The echo of her voice could be heard as she continued singing.last_img read more

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Watford down Everton at home

first_img0Shares0000Everton beaten at WatfordLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 24 – A goal from Troy Deeney was all that separated the two teams as Watford beat Everton 1-0 in a tight encounter at Vicarage Road on Saturday night.The first half produced just one shot on target as Oumar Niasse tested Orestsis Karnezis, with the Watford keeper managing to comfortably keep out the effort. Deeney eventually brought the game to life when he scored with a powerful shot into the top of the net from the centre of the box.Everton had an early opportunity to put pressure on Watford with a free-kick in the first few minutes. Gylfi Sigurdsson floated a good cross towards Niasse who was at the far post, but the forward missed his attempted shot.Niasse then managed to force a good save from Karnezis after beating Adrian Mariappa and letting loose a good shot which took a deflection before the Watford keeper pushed the effort away.Both teams seemed to lack creativity where it counted as they traded possession without creating any clear-cut chances. Gerard Deulofeu had a promising chance with a free-kick in the perfect area, but the former Everton loanee only managed to find the wall with his effort.The half-time whistle brought an end to an uneventful half with just one shot on target courtesy of the visitors who at times struggled to maintain possession as easily as the home side.Watford started the second half positively and had an attacking corner which saw Sebastian Prodl get onto the end of a decent cross, but the defender could only watch his effort fly over the crossbar.Michael Keane then guided through a ball towards the far post with the ball somehow missing the onrushing Tom Davies, while at the other end, Etienne Capoue was the first to go into Anthony Taylor’s book after a late challenge on Theo Walcott.Watford were dealt a big blow when Deulofeu was forced to leave the pitch early after picking up a knock in a clash with Cenk Tosun.Jordan Pickford then gave the ball away cheaply which allowed Kiko Femenía the chance to run on goal before choosing to shoot rather than square the ball and Pickford made up for his mistake by making a good block.A good period from Watford culminated in Deeney opening the scoring for the home side. Stefano Okaka squared the ball towards his captain who took a heavy touch before launching a powerful effort on the turn which found the top of the net.The last play of the match was an Everton corner and Pickford, who had come up to add another body, directed a header towards Dominic Calvert-Lewin who managed to shoot but Karnezis gathered as Watford got back to winning ways.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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West Donegal Priest charged with drink-driving

first_imgA West Donegal priest has appeared in court charged with drink driving.Fr Denis Quinn is accused of drink driving at Main Street in Letterkenny, Co Donegal on March 29th, 2014. The address of the accused was given as Parochial House, Falcarragh.Fr Quinn was represented in court by solicitor Sean Canon.Mr Canon conducted the case in Irish with Judge Paul Kelly.The case was adjourned until 20th December.West Donegal Priest charged with drink-driving was last modified: September 20th, 2017 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:courtdonegaldrink drivingFalcarraghFr Denis Quinnlast_img read more

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Alan Brazil and Ally McCoist deliver hilarious Celtic and Rangers team talkS

first_imgThe game has been given extra spice too by the fact it pits Gerrard, the former Liverpool captain, up against his old boss at Anfield, Brendan Rodgers.Two men who certainly can’t wait for it are talkSPORT’s very own Alan Brazil and Ally McCoist.Both former Scotland internationals, Alan was a boyhood Celtic fan, and McCoist a Rangers legend who played for and managed the club.We asked them both to give a team talk to their respective sides ahead of the big clash, and the results were hilarious… 1 Celtic vs. Rangers! 🍀🔵Rodgers vs. Gerrard! 👊Alan vs. Ally! 🔥🗣️ Celtic fan Alan Brazil & Rangers legend Ally McCoist try to give their team the advantage ahead of the #OldFirm derby with impassioned team talks.You can see which of the two used to be a manager…. 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/IaI216hhbO— The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (@SportsBreakfast) August 31, 2018center_img It’s the big one this weekend in Scotland – the Old Firm derby.Celtic have ruled supreme for the past seven years but the arrival of Steven Gerrard as manager seems to have reinvigorated Rangers.last_img read more

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DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011

first_imgHARDYThe death has occurred of Pearl Hardy, Slieve-Bracken, Gortlee, Letterkenny. Remains reposing at her home. Removal from there on Thursday at 1.15pm going to Conwall Parish Church, for Service of Thanksgiving at 2pm. Followed by cremation at Roselawn Crematorium, Belfast on Friday at 9.30am. Family flowers only please; donations in lieu to Conwal Parish Church, c/o Paschal Blake Funeral Director, Stoney Arch, New Line Road, Letterkenny. Family time from 10pm until 11amCAMPBELL The death has taken place at his son Keith’s residence at Alt Upper, Castlefinn of  Oliver Campbell. His remains will repose at his son’s residence from 6pm today. Funeral service at his son’s residence on Thursday afternoon at 2pm, and afterwards to Alt Presbyterian Church for burial in the family plot. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Eye Unit, Sligo General Hospital , c/o Gibson Funeral Directors, Convoy.DEMPSEYThe death has taken place of Paddy Dempsey, 75 Glenkeen Road, Aghadowey formerly of Gaeltex Drive, Oldtown, Letterkenny. His remains will repose at 75 Glenkeen Road, Aghadowey today. Funeral on Thursday at 12 noon for Requiem Mass in The Church of the Assumption, Aghadowey with interment  afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.BRADDELL The death has taken place at the Donegal Hospice of Nicola Braddell, nee Perry, Aughadreena, Rosnakill. Her remains will repose at her home on Friday afternoon from 2pm to 10.30pm. Funeral service on Saturday afternoon at 1pm in the Church of Christ the Redeemer, Rosnakill, followed by interment in Milford Church of Ireland cemetery. House private please on the morning of the funeral. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Donegal Hospice c/o Mc Elwee Funeral Directors.McELHINNEYThe death has occurred at Letterkenny General Hospital of Eddie McElhinney, 32 Fernhill, Glencar, Letterkenny. His remains are reposing at the family home. Funeral Mass tomorrow, Wednesday at 10am in St Columba’s Church, Dromoghill. Interment afterwards in Leck Cemetery.McMENAMINThe death has taken place at Aras Ui Domhnail Nursing Home, Milford of Katie McMenamin, The Brae, Rathmullan. (aged 107 years). Remains reposing at her home. Funeral from there tomorrow for Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Rathmullan at 12 noon, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, donations if desired to the Residents Comfort Fund, Arus Ui Domhnaill – c/o McElwee Funeral Directors or any family member. House private from 10pm to 10am. McCARRONThe death has occurred of Liam McCarron, Kinnego, Ballymagan, Buncrana. Remains are reposing at his home. Funeral from there tomorrow at 10.10am going to St Mary’s Church, Cockhill for Requiem Mass at 11am. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only.LAUGHLINThe death has taken place of Roy Laughlin, Dunwiley, Stranorlar. His remains are reposing at his home. Funeral from there tomorrow at 12.40pm for Service in Stranorlar Presbyterian Church at 1pm. Burial afterwards in Stranorlar Parish churchyard. Family flowers only, donations in lieu if desired to the Patients Comfort Fund, Finn View Ward, St Joseph’s Hospital – c/o any family member. Family time from 10pm to 10am.DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011 was last modified: December 6th, 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)last_img read more

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FARMERS WARNED TO TAKE CARE AS ELDERLY MAN KILLED BY COW IS NAMED

first_imgFarmers have been warned to take extra care on their farms as the pensioner killed in yesterday’s tragic accident was named.Cecil Kilpatrick was trampled by a cow.Cecil Kilpatrick, who was in his 80s, was killed when he was attacked by a cow on his farm at Carrickbrack in Convoy.It is understood Cecil entered a field with his dog when the cow suddenly turned on him and trampled him. His nephew Albert raised the alarm and the emergency services were on the scene immediately.Cecil was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital but unfortunately died from his injuries a short time later.He is the fifth person to die on Irish farmland in the past fortnight alone.Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney has appealed to farmers and all people working on the land to take extra care around animals and machinery. A full investigation is underway into the circumstances surrounded the death of Mr Kilpatrick who was very well known and highly-respected within Donegal farming circles. FARMERS WARNED TO TAKE CARE AS ELDERLY MAN KILLED BY COW IS NAMED was last modified: May 17th, 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:Cecil KIlpatrickconvoycowdonegalfarmerkilledlast_img read more

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Why Do Some Fruit Bats Have Color Vision?

first_imgOne would think bats don’t need color, since most fly at night.  That’s what scientists thought, reported Max Planck Institute, until color-vision cones were found in some species.  Some species have two cone types, giving them bichromatic vision, and some have only one, making them effectively color blind.    Bats come in two orders: big and small.  We usually think of the small microbats that live in caves and use echolocation, but the megabats, or flying foxes, do not use sonar.  They fly at twilight or during the day.  Both orders are amply supplied with the light-sensitive rods.    The scientists found that some megabats have green and blue cones, but three species have only green cones.  They surmised that these species, roosting in darker quarters of caves and trees and flying only in twilight, lost the use of their blue cones.  One commented, “A loss of blue cones is a rare event in evolution, it has been found in only a few mammals.”  Otherwise, the retinas of bats are normal for mammals, not an ”evolutionary quirk,” another commented.    This story was also reported in Science Daily.Loss of function is not evolution.  Natural selection is able to remove useless organs, but no one has observed it evolve a new organ.  That would require the acquisition of new genetic instructions.  Think of the difficulty of adding a new blue cone, for instance, where one did not exist before.  Having all the parts of a blue cone come together by chance would be just the first improbability.  The brain would have to understand the signal, and the bat would have to know how to differentiate and use the new color.  Fruit bats are not blind as a bat, the title said – but some evolutionists are.(Visited 137 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Mondelēz gets kids to eat healthy

first_imgHealth In Action encourages active play, educates children on nutrition and provides them and their families access to fresh food. (Image: Wikipedia)The Mondelēz International Foundation launched a R37-million well-being programme at a celebratory event at Pudumo Primary School in Orange Farm earlier in October.Called Health in Action, the programme looks to extend the school’s existing vegetable garden so as to increase produce which is used to prepare daily meals for the learners.The programme encourages active play, educates children on nutrition and provides them and their families access to fresh food.Health in Action will reach up to 75 000 children in six disadvantaged areas in Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth, benefitting communities where the company’s operations are located. This is a multi-dimensional approach to create school environments that encourage children and families to adopt lifelong healthy habits.Early childhood development can mean closing the gaps between different classes and working to fight inequality in the long run by levelling the playing field. It can ensure that no class has an advantage over the next as a result of their upbringing.This resonates with the South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) in terms of improvement of healthcare, community development and skills development.Early childhood development is part of the NDP’s Vision 2030, and it believes the private sector will be in the forefront of this development.PARTNERSHIPS FOR HEALTHY LIFESTYLESHealth in Action partners with communities to promote healthy lifestyles, address obesity and reduce hunger. The program supports Mondelēz International’s Call For Well-being , which is focused on four key areas where the company can make the greatest impact: mindful snacking, sustainability, community and safety.Daniel Lombard, managing director for Mondelēz South Africa, said: “Medical studies have shown that South Africa has the highest obesity rate in sub-Saharan Africa so we are proud to bring the Mondelēz International Foundation’s well-being program here to help educate younger children.“We believe that this program will assist us in using global insights for a local impact and encouraging a future generation to embrace lifelong healthy habits.”Key elements of Health in Action include:Training selected lead teachers as “multipliers,” who can train their colleagues in the background and implementation of the program.Establishing school, home and community gardens and fish farms so as to provide fresh produce and fish protein to supplement school meals. This will help in improving nutrition and reducing hunger.Increasing participation in physical activities, including jobs for local unemployed youth as “recess buddies” who guide safe activity play during school breaks.ADAPTING IT TO SOUTH AFRICAMondelēz South Africa is working with Inmed Partnerships for Children to adapt their award-winning program from Brazil for South Africa.Lombard said: “We shall reach thousands of children aged between six and 12 years old in at least 100 primary schools, over a four-year period, with this program of hands-on, skills-based fun activities.“When they are better nourished and healthier, they will have the vitality to work and study to make their dreams come true.”Lombard added that non-communicable diseases, or lifestyle diseases, such as diabetes, high blood-pressure and cardiovascular problems, are increasing dramatically in South Africa.He said: “We see this program as offering a boost to the South African public health goals nationally as well as internationally. The program is aligned with United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals of addressing malnutrition and promoting good health and well-being.“I am also delighted that this program will be rolled out in the communities close to our operations in South Africa. This will allow our employees to get involved in the program and provide support and expertise when needed.”Similar Inmed strategies in Brazil were considered successful after two-thirds of the children participating reduced their body mass index (BMI). About a third of these children achieved a normal BMI.Dr Linda Pfeiffer, Inmed President and CEO, said: “We’re proud to partner with the Mondelēz International Foundation and Mondelez South Africa to prioritise well-being in South African communities and schools.“We’re partnering with relevant local and provincial departments of education and look forward to working alongside them, as well as teachers, parents and communities, to establish nutrition basics, encourage active lifestyles and expand access to nutritious foods.”last_img read more

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Ohio Crop Progress — Oct. 29, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Harvest Continued Between RainfallRain fell across the State at the start and end of last week and temperatures remained cooler than normal according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending October 28. Fields dried out enough for fieldwork and harvesting in the middle of the week, but the topsoil moisture moved from 10 percent surplus to 19 percent surplus after Sunday’s heavy rainfall. Corn and Soybean combines moved quickly as the harvested progress increased 17 percentage points for both crops last week. Corn harvest progress remained ahead of the 5-year average while the soybean harvest progress still lagged slightly behind the 5-year average. Winter wheat planting and emergence both continued slightly behind the 5-year average pace and the crop was rated 79 percent good to excellent condition. The earlier planted stands of wheat reportedly have emerged healthy and in good color while the later planted stands were a bit more uneven. The average moisture content of corn harvested last week dropped 1 percent to 17 percent and the average for soybeans also dropped 1 percent to 13 percent due to dry weather in the middle of the week.Click here to read the full reportlast_img read more

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