DD LOCAL: GLENTIES COMMUNITY NEWS

first_imgThe Late Mary Teresa Boyle:After a long illness, the death took place in Sligo Hospital, on Tuesday 19th March 2013, of Mary Teresa Boyle, Glen Road, Glenties. Her Remains were brought to her home on Wednesday evening and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday morning. Fr. Pat Prendergast celebrated Mass at 11a.m. Her brother Pat and his wife Jenifer did the Readings. Music and singing was by John F. O’Donnell, Anne Bonner and Christine Mc Cool. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Mary Teresa, daughter of Mary and the late Eugene Boyle, Glen Road is survived by her mother Mary, sister, Kathleen, brother, Patrick and his wife Jenifer, niece, Roisin, nephew Owen, aunt, Bridie O’Shea, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Sympathy:Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife and family, parents, relatives and friends of Andy Chan, Main Street, Glenties, who died unexpectedly, on Thursday 21st March 2013. St. Connell’s Church, Glenties – Holy Week:Holy Thursday – Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7.30 p.m. This Mass will end with a Eucharistic Procession to the Altar of Repose and there will be Adoration until12.00 midnight. Everyone is encouraged to spend some time before the Blessed Sacrament on this special evening. (Please Note: there will be no Adoration during the day on Holy Thursday).Trócaire:Please change small coins into € 2 or € 1 coins or bank notes, and bring your Trócaire donation in the special Trócaire Envelope provided in your Sunday Envelope Box, dated for Holy Thursday.Good Friday:The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – 3.00 p.m. Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence. There will be a basket collection for the Holy Places in Jerusalem during this ceremony.Holy Saturday Easter Vigil:The Easter Vigil Mass – 9.00 p.m. Candles will be provided for use during the Service of Light.Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh – Holy Week:Holy Thursday – Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 9.00 p.m. This Mass will end with a Eucharistic Procession to the Altar of Repose and there will be Adoration until10.30 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to spend some time before the Blessed Sacrament on this special eveningTrócaire: Please change small coins into € 2 or € 1 coins or bank notes, and bring your Trócaire donation in the special Trócaire Envelope provided in your Sunday Envelope Box, dated for Holy Thursday.Good Friday:The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – 6.00 p.m. Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence. There will be a basket collection for the Holy Places in Jerusalem during this ceremony.Holy Saturday Easter Vigil:The Easter Vigil Mass – 10.00 p.m.Candles will be provided for use during the Service of Light.Easter Bingo:Easter Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre on Tuesday 26th March. Every line € 50, every house € 100; Jackpot will be € 5700 on Tuesday 26th on 45 numbers or less. If not won € 300 will be paid out. In-house draws. Snooker room will be open from 12 noon to 10 p.m. every day during Easter holidays. Tuesday evening it will close at 8 p.m.Bingo:The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 19th March were – € 50 winners – Liz Spence, Anne Kennedy, Michelle Mc Brearty, Marian McGuinness, Michelle Mc Brearty, Maura Kilbane, James Byrne, Marianne Ward, Renee Mulhern, Anne Quinn, Patsy Mc Dyre, Roisin Breslin; Letti Doherty; € 100 winners – Sinead Sweeney, Bernie Martin, Cathleen Connell, James Deane, Rosemarie Whelan, Maureen Gildea, Annmarie Cunningham, Patricia Whyte, Kathleen Griffin; € 60 winner – Sally Mc Hugh; € 150 winners – Mary Campbell, Fiona GallagherCollection:The St.Vincent de Paul – Uganda Collection will take place next weekend.All proceeds will fund Educational and Agricultural Projects. Please give as generously as you can.Glenties Day Centre Cake Sale:The Day Centre is holding a Cake Sale in the Market Hall on Good Friday, after the Service in St.Connell’s Church. All Homemade Cakes, Breads, etc. All profits towards the running costs of the Day Centre. Please support this worthy cause.Charity Cycle:Tír Chonaill Gap Cycling Club are holding a Charity Cycle (30k & 60k) and 5K Run for Aware and Breast Cancer Research on Easter Monday at 10 a.m. from Glenties Comprehensive School. Registration at 9 a.m. at the school. Adults €10; U-18 € 5. All are welcome.Mass in Rossnowlagh:A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.00 p.m. on Tuesday 2nd April and every first Tuesday for Mass in Rossnowlagh. The organisers wish to make an appeal for more people to join them.Charity Walk:Good Friday Charity Walk in aid of the Alzheimer’s Day Centre, Glenties. Please meet at the Day Centre, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, on Good Friday – 29th March. The Walk will begin at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to take part.DD LOCAL: GLENTIES COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: March 29th, 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:DD LOCAL: GLENTIES COMMUNITY NEWSlast_img read more

Soft Tissue in Biggest Ever Cambrian Fossil Bonanza

first_imgChinese scientists are uncovering shale with the best-preserved Cambrian animals ever found.Welcome the Qingjiang Biota, a collection of Cambrian animal fossils that beats the famous Burgess Shale in Canada. China had already boasted a rich Cambrian bed, the Chengjiang biota. Now, Science Magazine has reported the first pictures and details from four years of research at the new treasure trove of Cambrian animals nearby. Take a look at the delicate antennae in this arthropod that resembles a shrimp:From Fig. 3, “Leanchoilia sp., showing fine anatomical details, including those of the great appendages.” Dark spots indicate soft tissue preservation.This is in shale rock, but could hardly be better preserved by amber. It looks as though the creatures was buried instantly. If not, this amount of detail would not have survived a day. Nature summarizes the context of this fossil bed, and notes the delicacy of soft-bodied creatures preserved in this fashion. What does it take to preserve details of a jellyfish, or a comb jelly?At about 518 million years of age, the fossil bed discovered in South China is slightly older than the celebrated Burgess Shale, a fossil site in the Canadian Rocky Mountains where the forms of hundreds of Cambrian animals have been immaculately preserved. Calling their assemblage the Qingjiang biota, Xingliang Zhang, at Northwest University in Xi’an, China, and his colleagues identify several algal forms and 101 types of animal — over half of which were never before described.The collection’s abundance of early pristine fossils of squishy animals, such as jellyfish, sea anemones and comb jellies, could be useful for biologists exploring early animal origins. The beds also hold unusually large species of mud dragon, or kinorhynchs; modern-day versions of these moulting invertebrates are visible only under a microscope.Mud dragons have apparently devolved from their spectacular ancestors. Previous reports showed Cambrian comb jellies with armor, unlike the squishy ones today (Evolution News, 28 July 2016). That seems to be another case of devolution.Original Soft Tissues?Of special interest are the possible soft tissues preserved. In the announcement paper in Science, “The Qingjiang biota—A Burgess Shale–type fossil Lagerstätte from the early Cambrian of South China,” the phrase “soft tissue” appears repeatedly. Care must be taken not to misinterpret the phrase; it could refer to organs that were turned to stone during fossilization. Some statements in the paper seem to indicate that primordial biological material may exist. [Note: the term Lagerstätte refers to exceptionally-preserved fossils.]Here, we report the discovery of an early Cambrian Burgess Shale–type (BST) fossil Lagerstätte from the Changyang area of South China (Fig. 1), which is characterized by high taxonomic diversity, an unexpectedly large proportion of new taxa, and precise preservation of fine aspects of labile tissue anatomy (Figs. 2 to 4).New megacherian preserved with internal soft tissues.No authigenic mineral films or mineral replacement of selected soft tissues (e.g., pyrite, phosphate) have yet been observed. The fidelity of preservation is very high, on par with that of Chengjiang and Burgess Shale fossils (1, 7, 28). Apart from lightly sclerotized tissues, such as arthropod and worm cuticle, entirely soft-bodied animals (Fig. 2) (e.g., ctenophores and jellyfishes), labile anatomical features (eyes, gills, and guts), and juveniles are fairly common (Fig. 3 and fig. S2) and offer new phylogenetic information.During early diagenesis, both calcite and pyrite precipitated within the sediments but did not result in mineral replacement of soft-tissue morphology.The team summarizes the work’s contribution to analysis of the Cambrian explosion:The particularly large proportion of new taxa in the Qingjiang biota (fig. S5), which lies in close temporal proximity to the extensively sampled Chengjiang biota, suggests that the present understanding of the diversity and disparity of metazoan ecosystems in the immediate aftermath of the Cambrian explosion is far from complete and will be greatly informed by future discoveries.For more information on the Qingjiang site, see the following articles:A treasure trove of Cambrian fossils (Allison C. Daley, Science). “At this 508 million–year-old fossil locality, soft-bodied fossils are exquisitely preserved, showing skin, eyes, and internal organs such as guts and brains.”Fossil bed reveals a wealth of primeval species in exquisite detail (Nature).Treasure trove of marine fossils from ‘Cambrian explosion’ found in China (Phys.org).Bonanza of Bizarre Cambrian Fossils Reveals Some of the Earliest Animals on Earth (Mindy Waisberger, Live Science). “Many of the fossils — bell-shaped jellyfish, spiky worms, armored arthropods and more — retain an astonishing level of detail in their preserved soft tissues, such as gills, digestive systems and even eyes.”Other Cambrian FossilsCambrian Sessile, Suspension Feeding Stem-Group Ctenophores and Evolution of the Comb Jelly Body Plan (Current Biology). In the nearby Chengjiang fossil bed, Zhao et al. claim that a sessile (stationary) organism might be the ancestor of comb jellies.Half-a-billion-year-old fossil reveals the origins of comb jellies (Science Daily). This overstated headline from the University of Bristol asserts as a matter of fact that the new fossil was the ancestor of comb jellies. Paleontologists have long debated where to put comb jellies (ctenophores) in the imaginary phylogeny of Cambrian animals, which appeared nearly simultaneously in the base of the Cambrian fossil beds.520-Million-Year-Old Sea Monster Had 18 Mouth Tentacles (Live Science). This article mentions controversy about the origin of comb jellies. Casey Dunn of Yale is quoted as being “highly skeptical” of the assertion that the new fossil represents a ‘distant ancestor’ of ctenophores. He puts his own evolutionary spin on the story:“These are exciting animals no matter how they’re related to each other,” Dunn said. “Even though I’m skeptical that tentacles and comb rows are homologous [evolutionarily related], I think that as we describe more diversity from these deposits, certainly we’re going to learn a lot more about animal evolution.”Other Lagerstätte The Mazon Creek Lagerstätte: a diverse late Paleozoic ecosystem entombed within siderite concretions (Journal of the Geological Society). The state of Illinois has remarkable preservation of Carboniferous fossils, including some with soft tissues.One of the best records of late Paleozoic ecosystems, the Mazon Creek Lagerstätte is world famous for its striking flora and fauna preserved within siderite concretions. Distinct from other late Carboniferous concretionary Lagerstätten because of the remarkable fidelity of soft tissues and pigments that are frequently preserved, the Mazon Creek has seen a revival in investigations during the last 10 years using modern palaeontological techniques. However, many of these modern investigations build upon a literature that incorrectly interprets the palaeoenvironment of the Mazon Creek and the separate biotas: there is a lack of evidence to support a distinct freshwater fauna. Here, we present a detailed overview of the Mazon Creek Lagerstätte, including the palaeoenvironmental conditions, organisms present and the complex taphonomic processes involved in fossil formation.Two creationists keep track of soft tissue fossil announcements in the secular science literature. Bob Enyart of Real Science Radio maintains a page listing all the scientific papers announcing soft tissue. Brian Thomas of ICR also reports frequently on the subject. His most recent article debunks the “toast” model for soft tissue preservation in dinosaurs (see 10 Nov 2018).(Visited 889 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

SA hockey teams up against it at World Cup

first_img3 June 2014 South Africa’s men and women’s national hockey teams head into their second round of games at the Hockey World Cup in The Hague on Tuesday after both going down in their opening matches on Sunday. The men fell 4-0 to Germany, the winners of the past two Olympic Games, while the women lost 4-1 to Argentina, the defending World Cup champions. Both the Germans and Argentinians are ranked second in the world rankings.Standout performer Goalkeeper Rassie Pieterse was the standout performer for the South African men against Germany, pulling off a string of fine saves. At the other end of the field, however, coach Fabian Gregory felt his forwards did not make the most of the opportunities they created, especially in the first half. Germany’s head coach Markus Weise was, nonetheless, complimentary of South Africa’s performance, saying he didn’t feel comfortable until his team moved into a 3- 0 lead.Next match South Africa next face New Zealand, 2-1 winners over South Korea in a roller- coaster first outing in which the Asians missed a penalty stroke, on Tuesday. The Black Sticks are ranked sixth in the world, while South Africa, the African champions, are ranked twelfth. The South African men are in Pool B with Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Korea and Argentina.Women The national women’s team, African champions too and ranked eleventh in the world, face Germany, the world number six, on Tuesday. Giles Bonnet’s charges were found wanting in their defence of penalty corners against Argentina, but they showed admirable fighting spirit against the experienced South Americans.Penalty corner goals Led by Luciana Aymar, the eight-time FIH (International Hockey Federation) Player of the Year, the defending champions led 2-0 at the break, with both goals coming from penalty corner shots by Carla Rebecchi. They added a third goal early in the second half from another short corner, with Noel Barrionueva netting after a variation. Rebecchi completed her hat-trick just before the hour, but only two minutes later South Africa found a reply.South African goal After a flowing counter-attack, Tarryn Bright fired a superb deflection across the goalkeeper and into the corner of the Argentinian goal to make the final score 4-1. The Investec South African women’s group, Pool B, includes Argentina, the United States, China, Germany and England.last_img read more

Ravena, Teng lead respective teams in mini-tournament at Draft Combine

first_imgRunner wins marathon after competitors ahead take wrong turn Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP PBA IMAGESKiefer Ravena and Jeron Teng captained their respective crews to the top of their groups in the 2017 Gatorade PBA Draft Combine mini-tournament Monday at Gatorade Hoops Center.Ravena, a two-time UAAP Most Valuable Player, anchored Team A-2 as they swept Group A in lopsided fashion.ADVERTISEMENT There will also be a three-point shootout at 2 p.m., before the Finals commence at 2:30 a.m.The Scores:First Game:A-2 71 – Perkins 20, Flores 13, Herndon 13, De Chavez 8, Ravena 7, Cabahug 6, Manuel 4, Geronimo 0.A-1 49 – Casiño 12, Dagangon 12, Moralde 11, Jose 8, Apreku 4, Dela Peña 0.Second Game:B-2 60 – Vigil 17, Gabriel 13, Palma 12, Sumido 7, Baltazar 6, Sargent 3, Torres 2.B-1 58 – Bringas 16, Juico 15, Ortega 11, Onwubere 8, Capacio 6, Grimaldo 2, Sollano 0.Third Game:A-1 72 – Jose 24, Manuel 22, Dagangon 10, Apreku 6, Casiño 5, Moralde 5.A-3 68 – Potts 13, Nalos 12, Bulawan 10, Tallo 10, Gabayni 9, Enguio 9, Arong 5. The former Ateneo stalwart displayed his playmaking skills in his side’s 71-49 rout of  Team A-1 as Jason Perkins (20 points), Lervin Flores (13 points), and Robbie Herndon (13 points) did the damage on offense.Ravena, then, took charge down the stretch to pull off the 69-58 win over Team A-3, firing nine of his game-high 24 points in the fourth quarter.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 shutoutHerndon continued his stellar showing in the second game, going perfect from the field to wound up with 23 markers, as Flores had 13.Meanwhile, the Teng-led Team B-3 had its victory come in contrasting fashion, squeaking out a 44-41 thriller over Team B-2, and a close 49-48 shave against Team B-1.Teng showcased his full array of talent in the combine, pacing his side with 10 points in a highly physical first game before going for 23 markers in the second game, but not before dishing out the game winning assist to Kyle Neypes for the go-ahead bucket in the waning seconds of the second game. But it’s not all Ravena and Teng as the coaches in attendance also took notice of some stalwarts in day one.Raymar Jose, Louie Vigil, Julian Sargent, Jon Gabriel, Jett Manuel, Gab Dagangon, Davon Potts, and Michael Juico are just some of the prospects who churned out solid performances for their respective teams.The mini-tournament continues on Tuesday as it goes on to the crossover semis.Ravena’s Team A-2 will take on Team B-2 of Vigil and Sargent at 9 a.m., while Teng’s Team B-3 face off against Team A-1 of Jose and Manuel at 10 a.m.Team A-3 of Potts and Mac Tallo and Team B-1 of Juico and Arvie Bringas will also be meeting in a battle for fifth game at 11 a.m., before the losers of the crossover semis face off at 1 p.m. in a battle for third.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Fourth Game:B-3 44 – Teng 10, Grospe 9, Neypes 8, Nicholls 8, Abrigo 5, Sara 4, Cahilig 0.B-1 41 – Juico 19, Capacio 8, Sollano 6, Grimaldo 3, Ortega 3, Onwubere 2, Bringas 0.Fifth Game:A-2 69 – Ravena 24, Herndon 23, Flores 14, Perkins 8, Geronimo 0, Cabahug 0, De Chavez 0.A-3 58 – Potts 16, Gabayni 12, Arong 10, Tallo 9, Nalos 5, Bulawan 4, Enguio 2.Sixth Game:B-3 49 – Teng 23, Grospe 10, Neypes 4, Abrigo 7, Sara 5, Nicholls 0.B-2 48 – Vigil 16, Gabriel 9, Sargent 9, Baltazar 6, Palma 6, Torres 2, Sumido 0. MOST READ Read Nextlast_img read more

Nazareth inaugural girls’ volley champ

first_imgView comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Scribes pick San Miguel’s Ang as Executive of the Year Faith Nisperos lived up to her billing, leading the Lady Bullpups’ offense while ace setter Joyme Cagande kept the team’s offense going throughout the match.On its way to the championship, NSNU swept the Pool A elimination round and ripped host Holy Rosary College in the crossover semifinals of the event which drew 12 high school squads nationwide.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 shutoutHoly Rosary settled for third place after outlasting Hope Christian High School, 14-25, 25-22, 25-27, 25-19, 20-18. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Nazareth School of National University recovered from a second-set defeat by dominating the next two as it trounced De La Salle Lipa, 25-23, 24-26, 25-14, 25-12, and ruled the first 18-and-under Rebisco Volleyball League crown at Santa Rosa Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Laguna late Sunday.Stung by their only set loss the entire tournament, the NSNU girls showed their true might in the next two, banging in hits from all angles while foiling their rivals’ attacks with solid net defense and court coverage.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more