Witness appeal after shop window smashed in

first_imgGardaí are appealing for witnesses after a shop window was smashed in Carndonagh last month.The criminal damage occurred at a shop on Pound Street on the 26th May.The witness appeal was launched this week as the incident was only recently reported to the authorities. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, which occurred between 3pm and 3.15pm, or has any information to give in relation to it then please call Buncrana Garda Station on 0749320540 or the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111.  Witness appeal after shop window smashed in was last modified: June 18th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Carndonaghcriminal damagePound Streetlast_img read more

Kevin Durant still wants to be an NBA owner, now he has a city in mind

first_img“Hell yeah, of course I would,” Durant told ESPN after the Warriors had chewed up and spit out the Cavaliers in Cleveland on Wednesday night.Durant has a sentimental attachment to Seattle. It’s where … There is no “KD” in “team.”Not yet, anyway.The Warriors’ Kevin Durant has mused about owning and/or operating an NBA franchise. This week he applied some specificity to his dream.Asked if he had an interest in being the guy who returns an NBA team to Seattle, he did not equivocate.last_img read more

Sharks mailbag: Who plays, and who sits once Radim Simek and Dalton Prout return?

first_imgBUFFALO, N.Y. — The Sharks put a miserable first week of the regular season behind them to go 3-1-0 in the last 10 days. Still, there’s a lot of work to do and some questions to be answered over the next few weeks.Here’s a peek at this week’s Sharks mailbag.How close are (Radim) Simek and (Dalton) Prout to returning? Who will be heading out to give them roster spots? (@teal_puck)From your point of view, I’m curious to know which 6D you think the Sharks will play when Simek and Prout are …last_img read more

Submarine Engineers Admire Penguins

first_imgAn ocean engineer from MIT, Franz Hover, says “we never miss marveling at them,” speaking of penguins.  In the cover story of Science News,1 the submarine designer elaborates:Under the power and guidance of its versatile flippers, a penguin can move through the water faster than 10 miles per hour, turn almost instantaneously, and leap out of the water onto an iceberg.  You’ll never see a submarine do that, Hover points out.   (Emphasis added in all quotes.)Carrie Lock, author of the article entitled “Marvels of Engineering,” also marvels at the graceful flippers of dolphins, sea lions and whales compared to the crude propellers of man-made underwater craft.  The shape, maneuverability, and flexibility of animal flippers overcomes turbulence and allows quick turns and near-instant stops:Scientists have long sought to unlock the secrets of nature’s underwater-locomotion schemes, but they’ve usually met with frustration.  Since the mid-1930s, when England’s Sir James Gray declared that dolphins move through water so efficiently that engineering principles were inadequate to explain the mechanism, people have sought to understand marine-animal locomotion.  Now, researchers in the field of biomimetics–the science of mimicking living things–have unlocked some of those secrets and are applying their knowledge to prototype watercraft.The movement of a swimming penguin is “deceptively simple,” because:To accomplish its feats, the penguin must generate forces that are huge in proportion to its small body.  Although scientists can’t fully explain how the animal does it, it’s clear that for its size, a penguin’s stroke creates forces relatively larger than those of a propeller and does it more efficiently….    Penguins are more maneuverable than vessels because their flippers can make different kinds of motions than propellers can.  Penguins’ flippers are attached to their bodies at a single rotation point that’s equivalent to the human shoulder.  The flippers flap up and down, move forward and back, and twist around in the joint.  Propellers, on the other hand, just rotate.  Although they can turn at different speeds, the orientation of their motion is fixed.Lock discusses several teams working on imitating the flippers of penguins, dolphins, and the scalloped-edge flippers of humpback whales, which reduce turbulent wakes (see 05/11/2004 headline)– this is being investigated by a Pennsylvania biologist named Frank E. Fish.  The Navy is looking at all these engineering projects with great interest.1Carrie Lock, “Ocean Envy: Scientists look toward marine creatures to improve watercraft designs,” Science News, Week of Sept. 4, 2004; Vol. 166, No. 10, p. 154.Penguins look funny waddling on the land in their tuxedos, but underwater they are more graceful than ballerinas.  Next time a nature program shows underwater footage of Antarctic penguins, watch it for awhile in wonder.  Then laugh as the camera shifts to land position and films them launching their fat but sleek bodies into the air, only to bellyflop on the ice.  Penguins are cool.  This article barely touches on just one of many wonders of these aquatic birds and their lifestyles in some of the harshest environments on earth.    An important part of the penguin’s flipper design is a pulley-like tendon that threads the needle of a shoulder bone.  How could that evolve?  Every detail in the anatomy of a penguin flipper is superbly adapted to their habitat, but a flipper alone would be useless without the brain software, sensory organs, digestive, respiratory, circulatory and other systems that work together to make all this exquisite ballet possible.  The systems, in turn, depend for their function on tens of thousands of molecular machines in each cell, coded by gigabytes of programmed information.    Congratulations to Carrie Lock for sparing us unnecessary Darwinspeak in this interesting story (except in the references, where a paper has a convoluted title, “Convergent evolution in mechanical design of lamnid sharks and tunas”).  Yes, ask the beasts, and thou mightest learn something.  (To Darwinists, another reference is apropos: go to the ant, thou sluggard.)(Visited 69 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Kate Middleton has best celebrity hair

first_imgDuchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, known for her sense of style, has been voted for sporting the best celebrity hair in a new poll.Middleton topped a survey, conducted by salon products retailer Fabriah.com, which polled 500 women on who they thought had the best celebrity hair, reports femalefirst.co.uk.Experts at Fabriah.com compiled the shortlist of the top ten celebrities, before opening it up to the public’s vote. The Duchess, famed for luscious locks, polled over a quarter of the vote.”Kate Duchess of Cambridge has become somewhat of a fashion goddess. Anything she wears seems to fly immediately off the shelves, likewise hairdressers across the country are seeing an increasing demand for the Middleton-style locks,” said a spokesperson of Fabriah.com.Holly Willoughby came second in the poll scoring just 19 percent of the votes. The third place was bagged by singing sensation Lana Del Rey.Once idolised for having the best hair of the decade, Jennifer Anniston slipped into fourth place only managing to achieve nine percent of the vote. Only one per cent behind, in fifth place was Kelly Brook.Sixth and seventh place were reserved for newlywed Rochelle Hume, while Victoria Beckham, respectively.The bottom three places were reserved for Kim Kardashian and Nicky Minaj, who both polled four percent, and the “X Factor” judge Tulisa, who scored three.last_img read more

Korea Open: Parupalli Kashyap Beats Daren Liew To Keep Indian Charge Alive

first_imgIncheon: Parupalli Kashyap, the lone Indian in the fray at the Korea Open, defeated Daren Liew of Malaysia in a three-game thriller to qualify for the quarter-finals here on Thursday.Kashyap got the better of the Malaysian 21-17 11-21 21-12 in a 56-minute second round encounter. The 33-year-old will next be facing the winner of another Round of 16 match between Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark and Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia.Kashyap in the previous round had registered a comfortable 21-16, 21-16 win over Lu Chia Hung of Chinese Taipei in the 42-minute contest.On Wednesday, PV Sindhu lost in the first round, while Saina Nehwal was forced to retire. In the men’s singles, B Sai Praneeth too made an early exit.Sindhu won the first game comfortably but American shuttler Beiwen Zhang came back strongly to win the next two games. The Indian went down 21-7, 22-24, 15-21 in the 57-minute affair.London Olympic bronze medallist Saina was trailing 21-19, 18-21 and 1-8 against South Korea’s Kim Ga Eun before she was forced to retire.In the men’s singles, Praneeth was forced to retire midway in his first-round match against Anders Antonsen of Denmark. Praneeth had lost the first game 9-21 and was trailing 7-11 in the second when he chose to retire because of injury.There was also disappointment from the doubles event for India as the pairs comprising Manu Attri, B  Sumeeth Reddy and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty also lost their matches.While Attri and Reddy suffered a 21-16, 19-21, 21-18 defeat against the Chinese duo of Huang Kaixiang and Liu Cheng, Satwiksairaj and Chirag lost 21-19, 18-21, 21-18 to Japan’s Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda.(With inputs from IANS) Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. b sai praneethB Sumeeth ReddybadmintonChirag Shetty First Published: September 26, 2019, 10:09 AM ISTlast_img read more

Giannis Celebrates Birthday with Double-Double as Bucks Beat Pistons

first_imgMILWAUKEE (AP) — After a poor third quarter cost them a nine-point halftime lead, the Milwaukee Bucks came out firing to start the fourth.The Bucks began the final period on a 14-1 run and held on for a 104-100 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.Giannis Antetokounmpo had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and Khris Middleton had 21 points, including four free throws in the final 20 seconds to help the Bucks win for the fourth time in five games. Eric Bledsoe added 22 points.GREEK FREAK BIRTHDAYAntetokounmpo celebrated his 23rd birthday Wednesday. He has the most points (5,364), rebounds (2,407) and assists (1,230) in Bucks history before turning 23.His 30 games of scoring at least 30 points before reaching 23 years old is second to only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 32 in franchise history.“We just stayed with it,” Middleton said. “We did a great job of holding onto the lead. We have just been grinding it out and staying with it.”Milwaukee took a 60-51 lead into halftime, but Detroit outscored the Bucks 25-16 in the third quarter to send the game to the fourth tied at 76.The Bucks took a 90-77 lead on a jumper by Malcolm Brogdon with 6:42 remaining. Including the end of the third quarter, Detroit went 7:57 without a field goal until Tobias Harris scored with 5:12 left.Andre Drummond scored 27 points with 20 rebounds for Detroit, which lost its fourth straight.Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy blamed the slow start to the fourth quarter on the Pistons bench players.“Our bench has not played well on this trip,” Van Gundy said. “We maybe have to change up our rotations. Our bench has been really, really good for us, but now has not been.”Reggie Jackson’s jumper pulled Detroit within 97-94, but Bledsoe tipped in his own miss to make it 99-94 with 32.1 seconds to play.“Giannis and Bledsoe made some big plays down the stretch with some offensive rebounds,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd said. “Just the confidence that those two have in one another and in the team is great. Nobody is panicking trying to execute the play.”Milwaukee led 64-53 after an alley-oop dunk by John Henson with 9:55 left in the third quarter.The Pistons answered with a 14-2 spurt to take a 67-66 lead. Harris scored the final eight points of the run, including a 3-pointer to cap the stretch with 6:09 remaining in the third.Harris had 21 points, and Avery Bradley scored 20.“We just need to keep our head up,” Drummond said. “We can’t allow these losses to get us down. It is a long season.”TIP-INSPistons: Forward Jon Leuer was out with a left ankle sprain. … After coming off the bench Monday against San Antonio, forward Stanley Johnson returned to the starting lineup. Forward Anthony Tolliver moved to the bench.Bucks: Guard Jason Terry is expected to miss multiple weeks with a left calf strain suffered Monday against Boston. … Playing double-digit minutes for the first time since Oct. 31, guard Rashad Vaughn scored 11 points in 17 minutes.RETURNING HOMEFormer Marquette star and Wisconsin native Henry Ellenson returned to the building where he played college basketball. Ellenson has played in just nine games for Detroit this season, averaging 4.2 points and 2.6 rebounds.UP NEXTPistons: Detroit hosts Golden State on Friday night.Bucks: Milwaukee continues a three-game homestand against Dallas on Friday night.—ANDREW GRUMAN, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more