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To belong

first_imgDo I have to hang out late at bars?Smoking weed and drinking scotchAll night long like a big-top guy?Even if I did, I wouldn’t have that touchI am meOne of a kind, one in a wayDraped in fame and just meI can’t be them. I, too, belong to the world, in a way.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Who am I?Maybe I should knowDo I have to wear heels like camels to be sophisticated?Even if I try to crowI would never be a roosterlast_img

Former district attorney now helps world with his photos

first_imgHe’s been way too busy bringing these moving images to the world to waste time looking back on his 32 years as an L.A. prosecutor who rose to the top of his profession only to be toppled by angry voters after the O.J. trial. The past is over, Garcetti says. Nothing he can do about it. It’s the future he’s been working on since leaving office. No, nothing O.J. does surprises him, he says. Certainly not that he’s sitting in another courtroom now facing felony charges for assault and robbery. That’s his problem, Garcetti says. He’s moved on to more important things. He put all those expensive suits he wore on his old job in the closet and grabbed a pair of jeans and a camera. Finally, he was going to put those four years he spent taking photography classes at Reseda High Night School as a young man to use. Back then there were no dreams of becoming a lawyer. He grew up in a little house at 63rd and Estrella streets in South Central Los Angeles – the son of a barber and Mexican-American mother who worked as a meatpacker. “All the guys in my neighborhood wanted to be garbagemen because it was such a macho job back then,” he said. “But we had a career day in high school and I met this man who was all dressed up nice wearing shiny jewelry. “He said he was a lawyer. I didn’t want to be a garbageman anymore.” A few months after leaving the D.A.’s Office, Garcetti said he was driving by the site where the new Disney Hall was being built and he pulled over to watch ironworkers walking high in the sky on steel beams. “It was fascinating to watch them,” he said. “I asked the supervisor of the construction company if I could come on the site to shoot pictures of them. He said no.” Garcetti called an official of the ironworkers union who had been one of his campaign contributors. “He took my call and the first thing he said was, `Hi, Gil, I’ll send you a thousand bucks.’ I laughed and told him I wasn’t calling about politics anymore.” The ironworkers invited Garcetti to shoot all he wanted, which led to the publication of his first well-received photography book “Iron: Erecting the Walt Disney Concert Hall.” Another well-received book followed in 2006 called “Dance in Cuba,” capturing the spirit and energy of the Cuban people who don’t have much but still enjoy life. But it is his latest photo book, “Water is Key: A Better Future for Africa,” that has captured his real passion, he says. Every dime he makes from the sale of his book is going to the NGOs trying to bring clean water and sanitation to a region where 70 percent of the people don’t have safe water to drink, he says. “I figure I have 20 good years left, and I have no doubt that ultimately I will be remembered for my photography and taking on projects I feel passionate about,” Garcetti said. “I want to be an inspiration for people in their 60s and 70s that there is still a lot you can do, not for yourself but for other people in the world.” That, and not O.J. Simpson, is the legacy Gil Garcetti wants us to remember him by. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday., (818) 713-3749160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! While his old nemesis O.J. Simpson sat in a Las Vegas courtroom Wednesday, Gil Garcetti sat on a concrete bench outside UCLA’s Fowler Museum in Westwood waiting for a class of elementary schoolchildren to arrive. The former Los Angeles County district attorney, now a successful photographer, had a two-gallon bucket of water with him to help the kids understand what it’s like for children living on the other side of the world in poor West African villages. For young girls who never get the chance to go to school or visit a museum because their days are spent walking miles in scorching heat and dust storms carrying large jugs of contaminated water on their heads. Dying from thirst is a certainty in these villages without this contaminated groundwater. Dying from drinking it is only a risk. There are no other choices. Not yet, anyway. That’s why Garcetti is here. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre When the last line on his life is written, the 66-year-old former prosecutor wants it to be about his work with NGOs – nongovernmental organizations – to bring safe water and sanitation to these poor villages where young girls are treated as chattel. He doesn’t want the line to be about the D.A. on whose watch Simpson walked away from murder charges. “A full jug of water can weigh 40 pounds,” Garcetti said, waiting for the kids to arrive so he could give them a tour of his black-and-white photo exhibit, “Women, Water and Wells.” “Imagine little girls carrying that much weight on their heads. How painful it is to their necks and shoulders. I want these kids to feel how tough it is just carrying around a bucket with only two gallons in it.” Since being voted out of office in 2001, Garcetti has rekindled his passion for photography, spending months traveling throughout West Africa in the last five years, taking vivid pictures of poverty and disease in villages with no safe water to drink. last_img

Donegal Daily’s new business directory

first_imgDonegal Daily has set up a list of the top businesses across the north-west to give our 55,000 daily readers an opportunity to view these businesses.Click here to view Donegal Daily’s new business directory.Only five business are being published under each category which gives businesses even more access to the huge followers and potential customers that we have. We are adding new categories and businesses everyday and will be the ‘go to’ place to find any sales or service in the north west.If you would like your business listed on Donegal’s biggest news website contact Hugh today on 087 164 1160 OR Daily’s new business directory was last modified: August 2nd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:business directoryDonegal Dailysales & serviceslast_img read more

Spending bill costs have risen

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – A must-pass spending bill to pay for the rising costs of the war in Iraq and for additional hurricane aid for the storm-ravaged Gulf Coast is debuting on the Senate floor to poor reviews from conservatives over its massive cost. The $106.5 billion bill has ballooned by almost $15 billion over President George W. Bush’s February request, and that figure could grow as senators of both parties press amendments to add money for border security and medical care for veterans. The White House asked the Senate on Tuesday for $2.2 billion more to repair and strengthen levees in and around New Orleans. It reduced its request for Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster funds by the same amount, a reflection of concerns over the bill’s cost. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe measure is expected to eventually pass with ease, but not before the Senate takes ample time to discuss Iraq policy, gasoline prices and homestate projects. Among the first amendments will be one by Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., and endorsed by Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., to add about $2 billion in new border-security funds. The border-security measures were to have been part of a major immigration bill that stalled in the Senate just before the Easter-Passover holiday recess. The money would be used to hire and train more Border Patrol agents and build new detention centers for immigrants.last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty has welcomed a court ruling in London today which ruled that the prosecution of Sinn Féin member John Downey was an abuse of process and should not continue.The ruling means the John Downey has now been set free to return home to his family. Deputy Doherty said: “I welcome today’s ruling. John Downey should never have been arrested. His family should not have been put through this ordeal for the past nine months. “The arrest and detention of John was a clear breach of commitments given by the British Government at Weston Park and in subsequent agreements.“I welcome his release and look forward to seeing him at home in Donegal in the near future.”JOHN DOWNEY: ARREST WAS BREACH OF PEACE PROCESS, SAYS DONEGAL TD was last modified: February 25th, 2014 by John2Share 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:John DowneyPearse Dohertylast_img read more

Combined 2016/17 Premier League minutes of England’s World Cup stars revealed

first_imgEngland’s Under-20 World Cup heroes played a total of 1,094 Premier League minutes between them last season – equivalent to about 12 full matches.Bournemouth’s Lewis Cook – the captain of the team – made the single biggest contribution to that total of the 13 players who featured in the victory over Venezuela with his 431 minutes for the Cherries, with the final match-winner Dominic Calvert-Lewin second on the list with 346 minutes for Everton.Toffees team-mate Ademola Lookman appeared for 287 minutes according to with Josh Onomah of Tottenham Hotspur (17), Jonjoe Kenny of Everton (12) and Ainsley Maitland-Niles of Arsenal (one) making up the rest of the total.The key to Paul Simpson’s side now progressing will surely be regular exposure to Premier League football, and it will be interesting to see how many members of the squad gain additional playing time in the 2017-18 season. Newcastle United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman – who saved a penalty in the second half to ensure England secured the trophy – racked up the most minutes of any player with 1,260, but they all came on loan at Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock. He will hope for more chances with his parent club, who will of course play in the top flight next season.Home-grown debutants averaged 716 minutes of Premier League football in 2016-17, a 20 per cent increase on 2015-16 (596 minutes), according to figures from the Premier League.An Everton side including Kenny, Calvert-Lewin and Dowell won the inaugural PL2 competition for under-23 players, designed to bridge the gap from academy football to the first team.Tom Davies played 12 times for Everton’s PL2 side before going on to star in the first team. Lewis Cook, the England U20 captain, lifts the World Cup trophy 1last_img read more

Darryl Butler leads the way with an excellent outing at Ballyliffin

first_imgSunday Confined 6th November 20161st Darryl Butler (19) 35pts2nd Liam Doherty(C) (13) 34pts 3rd Daniel G McGonigle (21) 34pts4th Corny Doherty (21) 33ptsGross: Brendan Devlin (1) 31ptsCSS: 74 Saturday Open 5th November 20161st Daniel McNamee (14) 36pts2nd Mark Taylor (14) 34pts3rd Thomas Mailey (20) 34pts4th Liam McLaughlin (9) 33pts Gross: Cormac McKeone (4) 26ptsCSS: R/OFriday Open 4th November 20161st Jeff Davie (17) 40pts 2nd Stephen John Michell (14) 35pts3rd Matt Concannon (9) 33ptsCSS: 73Wednesday Society 2nd November 20161st Andy McGonigle 38pts2nd Don McGonigle 36pts3rd Martin O’Mahoney 36ptsLadies:Glashedy No 5 Sunday 6th November 20160-181st Lisa Glover 18pts2nd Roisin Rooney 17pts19-281st Sadie Grant(N) 16pts BOT2nd Ruth McGartoll 16pts29-361st Rita McCrossan 16pts2nd Crea Harkin 15ptsBallyliffin Golf Club Results by Phelim DavenportThe first real chills of Winter accompanied the golf in Ballyliffin this weekend.The Friday Open was won by Jeff Davie[17] with a great score of 40pts, bye bye 17 Jeff. In 2nd place was Stephen John Mitchell[14] with 35pts. In 3rd spot was Matt Concannon[9] with 33pts.The Saturday Open was played in difficult conditions. The winner was another up and coming young player Daniel Mc Namee[14] with 36pts. In 2nd place was Mark Taylor[14] with 34pts. Thomas Mailey[20] showed that there was more to him than his good looks and took 3rd with 34pts. Liam Mc Laughlin[9] seems to be on an upward curve again like his beloved Chelsea, he took 4th with 33pts, The Gross went to regular Sat. gross man these days Cormac Mc Keone[4] with 26 gross pts.Even the brass monkeys needed lagging to play in the Sunday Confined on the old course. In top place was morning man Darryl Butler[19] with35pts. 2nd spot went to Liam Doherty[c][13] with 34pts. Daniel G mc Gonagle[21] took 3rd with 34pts also. Corney Doherty made an appearance in 4th place with 33pts. Brendan Devlin[1] got back on the Gross trail with 31 gross pts. Quite a few members didn’t make it for the competition, they had been on a Pioneer outing to Murvagh with the Captain on Saturday and their sense of direction would not have been great come Sunday.The Wed. Soc. was won by Andy ‘Pep’ Mc Gonagle with 38pts. In 2nd plac was Don ‘Klopp’ Mc Gonagle with 36pts. In 3rd place was Martin O Mahoney with 36pts also.Next Saturday is the annual battle of the sexes when the ladies go out and marvel at how great the men are at golf and then after a few holes realise that most of us are crap and then try to beat us. Brown bag regular size for me Margaret. Happy GolfingForthcoming Events & FixturesFriday 11th November Open Competition on Glashedy Links. Visitors €30ppFriday 11th November Christmas Fayre in the Golf Club at 7.30pm Tickets €5Saturday 12th November Ladies V’s Gents on The Old LinksSaturday 12th November Open Competition on Glashedy Links. Visitors €30ppSunday 13th November Glashedy No 3 on both coursesSaturday 26th November Christmas Dance Champagne reception at 7.30pm followed by dinner at 8pm. Music by Jolouise Trio. Tickets €25pp available from the clubDarryl Butler leads the way with an excellent outing at Ballyliffin was last modified: November 7th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BallyliffingolfSportlast_img read more

Kyle Walker says Mauricio Pochettino’s decision ‘hurt’ him

first_img“Mauricio was fantastic for me,” Walker added. “I was young, needed to improve and he improved me.“He taught me to look after myself, eat right and rest. I will never forget how much he did.”And in his first season back north, the Sheffield-born ace won the Premier League title and was part of England’s back line that fought their way to the World Cup semi-final.“It will be with me for ever,” Walker explained. “It was incredible and the fact we made people fall back in love with England again was probably the biggest reward.” 3 Pochettino helped Walker become a more well rounded player 3 3 Kyle Walker has explained Mauricio Pochettino’s decision to reveal parts of their conversation in a book ‘hurt’ him, but admits he will be forever indebted to the Tottenham boss.It was at Spurs where the right-back developed into one of the game’s best in his position and, after eight years in London, moved to Manchester City in 2017 for £50million. Pochettino later explained the only reason the club decided to cash in was because Walker wanted out, though the 28-year-old says this isn’t true.“He told me I wasn’t in his plans,” he explained in an interview with the Mail, offering his version of events that led to his White Hart Lane exit and adding he wasn’t impressed details of their conversations were made public in Brave New World, which was published last year.“I was hurt a lot by that,” he said. “He said his door was always open and I thought it was a private meeting we had. So I kept quiet but then he went and wrote about it… or his version of it.“If he was going to do that he might as well have called a press conference and told everyone. He told one side of the story, but it’s a side of a story I don’t agree with.“He said he had a witness in there, but he didn’t tell the correct story, no way. Up until now I have never said my part. I have stayed quiet and showed a level of respect to Tottenham and I always will.“The manager gave me my chance to showcase my talent. But people don’t know the ins and outs of everything and it is about time I told people what happened from my side.”On his time at Tottenham, though, he said tweaks to his lifestyle and parts of his game are all thanks to Pochettino. Walker won the Premier League title in his first season at Man City Walker was part of the England side that reached the World Cup semi-finallast_img read more

Silverbacks scrap losing streak in Istanbul

first_imgThe Silverbacks have so far played four gamesFIBA 2019 World Cup-Warm upIstanbul-TurkeyTuesday, 19-06-2018-Uganda 85-65 Bahrain-Saudi Arabia 56-71 Iraq-Jordan 74-79 CameroonThe Uganda National Basketball men’s senior team, the Silverbacks ended a two game losing streak on Tuesday night.The national side that is preparing for the up-coming FIBA World cup qualifiers in Lagos-Nigeria cruised to a comfortable 85-65 victory over Bahrain at the Adalet Turan Sport and Convention Centre.They had lost to Saudi Arabia and Jordan on Saturday and Monday respectively before downing Bahrain.The victory is the second for the side that had won it’s opening game against Iraq on the opening day, Friday last week.The team had a dream start when they led the first quarter 34-20 and the side continued to take charge of the matter as they edged the second quarter 20-19 to take a 15 point lead at halftime.Bahrain won the third quarter 14-16 to reduce the deficit to 13 points but in the last stanza, Uganda did enough to score 17 more, limiting the opponents to just 10 points before sealing a 20 point enormous win.On Tuesday, Jordin Mayez scored 16 points for Uganda, Samuel Kalwanyi collected a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds as Jimmy Enabu added 14 points.Emma Mugenga and Deng Geu were the other Silverback players that garnered double-point figures, reaching 12 and 11 points in that order.Ivan Lumanyika provided the defensive cover as the JKL Dolphins big man contributed 12 rebounds on route to victory.In the other ties, Robert Ngidjol scored 15 points as Cameroon edged Jordan 74-79 to keep their unbeaten run intact in the tourney.Demario Mayfield’s 27 points were just enough to see Iraq get their first victory against Saudi Arabia in a 56-71 victory.The teams will take a break on Wednesday before playing their last games on Thursday against fellow African side, Cameroon.Silverbacks coaches are using these games to assess the available (new and old) players in the camp, using these games as part of the preparations for the upcoming FIBA World Cup qualifiers that are set to take place in Lagos, Nigeria this month.Uganda’s FIBA World Cup qualifiers’ schedule:-Nigeria vs Uganda, 29-06-2018-Uganda vs Mali, 30-06-2018-Rwanda vs Uganda, 01-07-2018*all games will be played in LagosThe list of players currently in Turkey:1. Syrus Kiviri2. Joseph Ikong3. Stephen Omony4. Robinson Opong5. Jimmy Enabu6. Ivan Lumanyika7. James Okello8. Samuel Kalwanyi9. John Geu Dengeu10. Jordin Dean Mayes11. Emmanuel Mugenga Trinquier12. Stanley Mugerwa.Coaches:1. Galanopoolos George2. Mandy Juruni3. Abdulkadir Omar BarajabComments Tags: FIFA world Cup 2018last_img read more

Flying Physics

first_img(Visited 47 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 In the world of flying animals, stories of remarkable physical engineering come to light.Flight mass: The bigger the animal, the harder the liftoff. That’s what Elizabeth Martin-Silverstone says in The Conversation: the biggest pterosaurs—the largest flying animals in history—pulled a feat that baffles engineers. “We’d expect an animal the size of a large pterosaur to be too big to fly.” Look at the graphic of an Arambourgiania pterosaur standing as tall as a giraffe to see why; nobody would expect a giraffe to launch itself into the air. How did the big pterosaurs do it? Their whole bodies were designed for flight: thin membranes, hollow bones, and “a highly specialised respiratory system, similar to that of birds, with air sacs in addition to their lungs,” even though they are not related to birds by any evolutionary scheme. They even had air sacs in their necks, trunk and wings.Scientists used to believe the large pterosaurs leaped off cliffs to get airborne, but now they think they were able to launch themselves from a standing position, even though new estimates show them heavier than previously thought. This only adds to the puzzle. Martin-Silverstone, who makes CT scans of pterosaur bones to create 3-D models, ends her article:Palaeontologists still have many questions about giant pterosaur flight. We don’t fully understand how they took off or what kind of flyers they were once in the air. Did they flap or soar? How long could they fly for? How did they land? In fact, some people still believe these giraffe-sized animals were too heavy to fly at all. But then what did they do with their wings? These are all questions that new techniques and fossil finds are starting to answer.Flight light: National Geographic posted an article about fireflies, including two video clips. Reporter Liz Langley focuses on the sexual attraction of the lights rather than their design, which she attributes to blind evolution: “The firefly gene that codes for luciferase is very similar to a common fatty acid-making gene,” she relates from her expert Sara Lewis, author of a book on fireflies. “It’s likely a duplicate of that gene acquired a mutation that caused it to produce a tiny bit of light in a distant firefly ancestor.” Similarity, however, does not prove ancestry, as the pterosaur entry above shows. What Lewis and Langley omit to describe is the highly-organized structure of the light organs in fireflies, which are arranged in magnificent ranks (see Oxford Journal illustrations) that generate light while protecting the insect from damaging oxygen radicals. Langley does point out, however, that the luciferase gene has opened up new light in medical research, allowing scientists to monitor cellular processes by making them light up.Flight wings: Does migration make butterfly wings larger? Science Daily reports a new study on Monarch butterflies that asked whether migrating Monarchs have larger wings than sedentary Monarchs. The answer appears to be yes. Earlier work didn’t correct for Bergmann’s Rule, a biological principle that says equatorial animals tend to be smaller than those at higher latitudes. Correcting for Bergmann’s Rule still showed the migrators to be larger. Why? “It seems that the long-distance journey acts to weed out smaller monarchs each year, leaving only the biggest ones, which then go on to reproduce,” the article says. “In monarch populations that are sedentary, this selection does not happen.” The selection answer doesn’t explain how Monarchs got their wings in the first place. If it did, why does wing size stop where it does? Why doesn’t selection create wings as large as pterosaur wings? It also doesn’t explain the smaller Bogong moth that also undertakes long-distance migration (Evolution News & Views). Besides, there’s more than size involved in wing dynamics. Consider the shapes of jet wings compared to stunt biplane wings. Monarch wings are not much different in shape than those of other species, yet they succeed in flying much longer distances.Rumble bees: We end with a quote from PhysOrg: “Look up the word ‘bumble,’ and the definition may read something like ‘To move or act in a confused, awkward or clumsy manner.’ But the bumble bee, a member of the genus Bombus, is anything but clumsy. In fact, the insects are expert aviators, alighting with precision inside flowers and vigorously shaking pollen loose from their stamens.”“Expert aviators.” Whether as small as a fruit fly or as large as a giraffe-height pterosaur, flying animals show mastery of physics. Is it credible to think evolution hit on powered flight four times? (insects, bats, birds and pterosaurs). Watch Flight: The Genius of Birds, the beautiful documentary on flight from Illustra Media. It explains why powered flight requires seeing a distant goal, and arranging multiple independent systems for the purpose of overcoming gravity. Specialized lungs, muscles, bones, digestive systems, excretory systems, circulatory systems, reproductive systems, nervous systems, instincts and everything else have to contribute to the goal, simultaneously and effectively. To think that could happen even once by blind processes is folly. Four times? Folly to the 4th power! Aviation expertise showcases intelligent design, in the smallest firefly to the largest pterosaur, and in everything between. Give honor to whom honor is due.last_img read more