Country singer Margo has revealed how there is ‘nothing wrong’ after saying she hasn’t spoken to her brother Daniel O’Donnell in several years.The Donegal singer revealed the sad state of affairs between herself and Daniel in an interview with the Irish Sun. Margo revealed the last time she spoke with her younger brother was at their mother’s funeral in May, 2014. “I am in touch with him. When our mother passed away, she was 94, things happen in a family so there was a bit of upset but Daniel and I are fine now.”The Queen of country music, who is selling out venues around Ireland as she approaches a sensational 55 years in the music industry, says she has always been proud of her younger brother as she watched him grow into the ‘wonderful entertainer’ we know today,“Daniel is the youngest in our family and he is ten years younger than me. He would see me coming in on a Monday morning after gigs and he said to me once ‘ Margaret, I could never do what you are doing.’ If he came to a show with my mother, I would get him up to sing and he always sang a Philomena Begley song, he loved her.“Then he went on to go to college in Galway and the first Christmas he was there I went to visit him and he said to me ‘ I am not coming back here after Christmas, I just want to sing’ so I talked it over with mam. I had a guitar and I took him into the band and gave him the guitar which he never really played, but he learned his craft by watching.” Margo O’Donnell – ‘There was a bit of upset but Daniel and I are fine now’ was last modified: October 2nd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)
Here are some tricks of living in a human body that you may not know about, because they happen automatically.The eye trick. How come the lights don’t go out when you blink? Think about that. The world should go dark, but we perceive a continuous view, even though blinking all the while. Scientists at the University of California Berkeley looked into this. In “Why the lights don’t dim when we blink,” they describe how their research “shows that the brain works extra hard to stabilize our vision despite our fluttering eyes.” Details are published in Current Biology, where you can learn about “automatic calibration of gaze direction” during blinking.Voice tricks. The human voice is phenomenally versatile. Think of all the sounds it can emit just in talking. Add singing, and the voice’s range and flexibility is truly amazing. On The Conversation, Noel Hanna offers some interesting facts. First, he shows that in Chinese, with its five tonal rules in language, a speaker can emit 840 distinct sounds, but only half of those are actually used in speaking; the range of possible words is actually 2,000 x 2,000, or “4 million possible unique words using this system of pronunciation.” Then those words are strung together in complex sentences. “And that is just one language,” he says. “Each language has its own set of different sounds, which may or may not overlap with other languages.” After some anatomy lessons and three interesting videos, including an MRI of an opera singer (worth watching), Hanna has answered many questions about the mechanics of the voice, but not how humans came into possession of such remarkable equipment.Hair power. Hair is so strong and break resistant, researchers at the University of California San Diego want to imitate it to make body armor. Here are some factoids about the material you brush or comb each day.Hair has a strength to weight ratio comparable to steel. It can be stretched up to one and a half times its original length before breaking. “We wanted to understand the mechanism behind this extraordinary property,” said Yang (Daniel) Yu, a nanoengineering Ph.D. student at UC San Diego and the first author of the study.“Nature creates a variety of interesting materials and architectures in very ingenious ways. We’re interested in understanding the correlation between the structure and the properties of biological materials to develop synthetic materials and designs — based on nature — that have better performance than existing ones,” said Marc Meyers, a professor of mechanical engineering at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering and the lead author of the study.Such a common material, yet such fascinating properties.Hair, eyes, the voice – we could go on and on, but that’s enough boggle for today. Sing while you comb your hair and blink. (Visited 38 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest When Jim Stewart mentioned that he used to plant a few patches of dwarf sorghum for the local pheasants, I filed that information away. The subject came up last September when I made my annual autumn stop to ask permission to hunt the acreage he farms. Although primarily seeking a spot to hunt whitetails these days, I always inquire about the local “bird” population and receive the same answer I get at all the places I have been allowed to hunt pheasants over the years: dwindling sightings and a dreary forecast. Blame they offer ranges from booming coyote populations to a drastic drop in set-aside acreage. The bottom line is that pheasants are getting few and far between here in the Buckeye State for a combination of reasons.When Jim mentioned the sorghum, he planted the seed of an idea. I went to work to learn about the plant and to try to locate some seeds, using Ohio’s Country Journal as a resource. I found out that the grain is an excellent source of food and cover for pheasants and other game and non-game species, and that the plant is more popularly known as milo. I located a mill that offered the seed and bought a couple of bags, one for Stewart and the other for nearby landowner whose late father maintained a patch of set-aside that held birds and continues to serve as a wildlife oasis thanks to his son’s continuing efforts to manage it today.I dropped the bags of milo seed off at each farmhouse this month. If it gets planted, that would be great. If it doesn’t, due to busy schedules and limited time and considerable effort to make paying hay while the sun shines, I certainly understand that. Either way, the exercise educated me and offered an excuse to visit the folks who allow me to spend some of the best days of my year sitting in a tree or walking a grassy swale, at a time of year when such contact isn’t expected. And the gesture shows those who work the land that I appreciate what they do and am willing to contribute a bit to the cause.In hindsight, those evening visits in May allowed me to see a landscape from a fresh perspective, at the start of a growing season that I normally only get to experience come harvest-time. Next spring I won’t wait for an excuse. I’ll just get out there.Speaking of harvest, Ohio turkey hunters are likely to bag a bumper crop of birds this season. The spring harvest figures were up over last year as of press time, and there’s little reason to doubt the fall season will add to the bounty, thanks to several more counties being open to the autumn sport.Fall turkey hunting will be expanded to 11 additional counties for the first time: Allen, Champaign, Crawford, Fulton, Hardin, Henry, Logan, Paulding, Preble, Putnam and Wyandot. Harvest records and research indicates wild turkey populations have increased in these areas to a point where a fall harvest will not impact the overall numbers. Fall wild turkey hunting is Oct. 14 to Nov. 26. Theautumn season will now be open in 67 of Ohio’s 88 counties.
Related Posts Follow the Puck David Curry Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Internet of Things (IoT) has the opportunity to reinvent how we visualize the internet, but it also comes with a variety of challenges, including the threat of hackers devastating lives or destroying a business’s assets.This chaotic future may already be upon us, according to researchers at Incapsula. The DDoS protection provider showed a 12-year old flaw on OpenSSH to attack IoT devices, which lack common security practices like unique addresses and strong passwords.See Also: Future hackers might freeze you out til you pay upHackers are able to create botnets with this OpenSSH vulnerability, acquiring the processing power from IoT devices to hack large websites, government platforms, and other secure locations.One of the most popular botnets is Mirai, which is open source for hackers and researchers. The botnet not only hijacks computers, it fills them with malware and corrupts the system.Hackers know speed to market killsSome IoT developers take security seriously, but it is clear a few of the devices and applications on the market today do not go through minimal security analysis before being shoved onto the market.This is worrisome, considering that IoT devices power our lights, our heating, and our doors. Hackers move from an online menace that can change your Facebook photo and Google account password to a real life horror, opening doors at night and freezing your pipes.Researchers predict a rise in attacks on IoT devices over the next 10 years, as smart home and low-power enterprise devices become more commonplace. Tags:#hack#Internet of Things#IoT#Mirai#OpenSSH How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua…
Odisha’s ruling Biju Janata Dal on Wednesday won the bypoll in Bijepur Assembly seat in Bargarh district with an impressive margin of over 40,000 votes.The party’s Ritarani Sahu bagged a total of 1,02,871 votes, while Ashok Panigrahi of BJP came second with 60,938 votes and Pranaya Sahu of Congress got only 10,272 votes after all the 21 rounds of counting.Although a formal announcement about the outcome of the bypoll was likely to be made by the Election Commission after tabulation of the counting data, Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik thanked the people of Bijepur for electing party nominee Ms.Sahu.Waving a victory sign, Mr. Patnaik termed the bypoll outcome a “rejection” of violence by the people of Bijepur. “Odisha is a peaceful State; the people will not stand for violence in a democracy,” he added.Mr. Patnaik was apparently hinting at a series of incidents in the run up to the bypoll, including slipper attack on him during an election meeting in Bijepur and murderous attack on State Labour Minister’s brother. The BJD had then accused BJP of its involvement in these incidents.The clean image of the Chief Minister and the State government’s various developmental works as well as her late husband Subal Sahu’s popularity helped her win the bypoll, Ms. Sahu told presspersons. “I will work for the all-round development of the people in our area and strive hard to fulfill my husband’s dream,” she added.The Bijepur seat had fallen vacant after the death Congress legislator Subal Sahu in August last year. Ms. Sahu had joined the BJD after a month of her husband’s death and Mr. Patnaik announced her name as party’s nominee for the bypoll.Ashok Panigrahi, a former BJD legislator had joined BJP in October last. The late Sahu was a prominent local leader of Congress.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too “Hopefully they understand and appreciate the countless hours and the hard work that goes into it. Hopefully they’re inspired and motivated they can do some of the stuff I do.”Curry works not only on accuracy but on creating opportunities.“He’s got an incredible shooting stroke from anywhere,” Nurse said. “When people are chasing him, he just dribbles and gets around them.“He has a great, skillful finishing game with the floaters, taking it right to the rim if you’re constantly pressed up on him, and then he’s unbelievable at giving it up and racing back outside the line and catching and firing a three.”‘Head on a swivel’Warriors reserve Shaun Livingston says constant motion is the secret to success for Curry and Golden State.“You’re constantly moving. You’re keeping everybody’s head on a swivel,” he said. “They create so much space without having the ball. Not very many people that can do it. That’s kind of what makes us go.”Defensively, the Warriors switch off coverage assignments in rapid-fire style, baffling rivals unprepared for such dynamic adapting on the fly.“These guys brought the switching defense to prominence years ago and now everybody is doing it,” Nurse said. “Five years ago, it wasn’t like that. Now you’re seeing it so much, your guys get 100 games a year to get used to that.”Raptors mimic WarriorsThompson sees the Raptors as much like the Warriors in the early days of their dynasty run.“They’re very long. They don’t really play with a traditional post player, which is kind of similar. They really spread you out,” Thompson said. “When you have playmakers everywhere, it’s hard to guard.” Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals? PLAY LIST 01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew “They have definitely left a stamp on basketball in this league,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said.Curry’s uncanny ability to sink 3-pointers — he stretched his NBA Finals career 3-pointers record to 102 with four in game one — and create opportunities along with backcourt partner Klay Thompson has led a push outside from eras when giants dominated inside or stars like Michael Jordan or LeBron James ruled with acrobatic shotmaking.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I call him a transformational player,” Nurse said of Curry. “He has got kids all over the world shooting from 40 feet away.“As you’ve seen the 3-point shot become so rapidly used in the last three or four years, a lot of that is because of Golden State and Steph and Klay. Now you’re seeing quickly the league start to shoot six to eight feet behind the line pretty regularly. You didn’t see that maybe even a couple years ago. Raptors guard Fred VanVleet is happy for the comparison to trendsetters.“They were kind of revolutionary for the game, with the way that they built their team,” VanVleet said. “It’s just positionless basketball where you have multiple playmakers.“Those guys won a couple rings. I don’t think it’s a bad compliment to remind somebody we look like them.” PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Bet responsibly? A struggle for some as sportsbook ads widen “He has transformed the way people view the 3-pointer.”The risk of a long shot is being more than overtaken by the benefits of an extra point for every made basket from beyond the arc.Curry warns, however, that it takes exceptional work to sink them often enough to make it worth doing.“You don’t just wake up and accidentally or coincidentally be great at something. You got to put the time in,” Curry said.Parents say kids want to mimic the highlights they see on television and Curry is proud to be a role model.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue TORONTO, ONTARIO – MAY 30: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Toronto Raptors in the second half during Game One of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on May 30, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPStephen Curry’s record-shattering 3-point shooting and Golden State’s run to five consecutive NBA Finals have transformed basketball with more long shots, versatile playmakers and switching defensive schemes.It’s an evolution on display in this year’s best-of-seven championship series as the Warriors, seeking a third consecutive title and fourth in five seasons, meet a Toronto squad fashioned in Golden State’s image.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting
Congratulations to the following players who received Player of the Final honours at the 2016 National Touch League. Elite Eight Menâ€™s Player of the Final â€“ Lachlan Pierce (QLD Cowboys)Elite Eight Menâ€™s Player of the Series â€“ Lachlan Pierce (QLD Cowboys)Elite Eight Womenâ€™s Player of the Final â€“ Kimberley Sue See (QLD Broncos)Elite Eight Womenâ€™s Player of the Series â€“ Kimberley Sue See (QLD Broncos)Mixed Open â€“ Oscar Sanft and Natasha Adams (Brisbane City Cobras)Menâ€™s T League – Marcus Holme (South QLD Sharks)Womenâ€™s T League â€“ Eliza West (Victoria)Womenâ€™s 27â€™s â€“ Katie Shaw (South QLD Sharks)Menâ€™s 30â€™s â€“ Ryan Pollock (South QLD Sharks)Womenâ€™s 35â€™s â€“ Nicole Mitchell (Hunter Western Hornets)Menâ€™s 40â€™s â€“ Dean Wilbow (Hunter Western Hornets)Womenâ€™s 40â€™s â€“ Anita Hagarty (NQ Cyclones) Menâ€™s 45â€™s â€“ Bruce McDonald (South QLD Sharks)Menâ€™s 55â€™s â€“ Shane Beale (NQ Cyclones)Menâ€™s 50â€™s â€“ Jeffrey Carrick (South QLD Sharks)Senior Mixed â€“ James Harrington and Hayley McAnelly (South QLD Sharks)Related LinksNTL Player of Finals
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Evra: Why Burnley winger Lennon one of the toughest opponentsby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United hero Patrice Evra admits Burnley winger Aaron Lennon was one of his toughest opponents.Evra clashed with Lennon when he was with Leeds United and Tottenham.He says the winger’s pace and style of play would sometimes cause him problems.”Lennon is the kind of player – if I wasn’t 100% fit – he would run behind me, and defenders hate when that happens.”He had this quick movement and it was also difficult to play against him.”
The Ministry of Youth and Culture will be partnering with the Jamaica Biscuit Company to host its annual Labour Day concert on Thursday, May 23, at the Waterfront, in downtown Kingston.Dubbed ‘Excelsior Water Crackers Marching Band Festival and Labour Day Concert’, the event will feature performances from different genres of music, including gospel, vintage, popular, traditional folk form and contemporary.Speaking with JIS News, Event and Production Co-ordinator of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Hopeton Murray, said the event features an impressive line-up of local artistes and entertainers, such as gospel sensations, Omari and Sister Pat; the Fab Five Band and the Islington Dinki Mini Dance Troupe.Another exciting element of the show will be the parade of marching bands, representing various community groups within downtown Kingston and its vicinity.“We are expecting persons to be there early, as we have the marching bands on show and other activities throughout the day, then the concert at 8:00 p.m.,” the JCDC Co-ordinator pointed out.The concert is organised annually by the JCDC, in collaboration with the ministries of Youth and Culture, Local Government and Community Development and Labour and Social Security.Contact: Sanasha Pearson
Patna: Decimated in the Lok Sabha polls, the opposition Grand Alliance in Bihar appeared heading for fresh trouble on Wednesday with its constituents making competing claims on assembly segments where by-polls are scheduled next month. By-elections are taking place for Samastipur Lok Sabha seat necessitated by the death of the sitting LJP MP besides Daraunda, Nathnagar, Simari Bakhtiarpur, Kishanganj and Belhar assembly segments as the incumbent JD(U) MLAs and a Congress MLA have got elected to the Parliament. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh Lalu Prasads RJD, which heads the five-party coalition, is on Tuesday understood to have given party tickets to its candidates for Nathnagar, Simari Bakhtiarpur and Belhar besides telling its cadres that the nominee for Daraunda will be announced soon. RJD sources defended the partys decision with regard to the four seats saying these were its “traditional strongholds” and pointing out that it has not staked claim over Kishanganj since it was a sitting seat of the Congress. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad Angered over the development, Hindustani Awam Morcha chief Jitan Ram Manjhi rushed to Bhagalpur and announced candidature of his partys Ajay Rai for Nathnagar in the district. Manjhi sought to know whether the RJD “wants to remain in the Grand Alliance or walk out”. Accusing the RJD of “helping the BJP in the name of fighting it”, Manjhi made it clear that his party candidate will file his nomination papers on September 30, the last date for doing so. Notably, Manjhi a former Chief Minister, who has been upset with the RJD for not giving his party a “respectable” number of seats in Lok Sabha polls had last week announced that his party would contest Nathnagar “come what may”. In Patna, former Bollywood set designer Mukesh Sahni who heads the fledgling Vikassheel Insan Party (VIP) told reporters “we will enter the fray from Simri Bakhtiyarpur. The candidate will be announced soon and filing of nominations will take place on September 28. “We will also support Manjhis candidate in Nathnagar. We will support Grand Alliance candidates in all other seats where by-polls are scheduled”. Interestingly, the Congress which is also one of the grand alliance constituents is yet to reveal its cards though a meeting held at the state headquarters here for planning Mahatma Gandhis 150th birth anniversary celebrations ended in a clamour for “going it alone” in the five assembly and one Lok Sabha seats. Meanwhile, RJD national spokesman and Rajya Sabha MP Manoj Jha urged alliance partners to hold their horses. “We are experiencing a period of political adversity. I would urge allies not to make haste and take any decision that may not be in sync with the ground realities”, Jha told reporters. The NDA, which comprises BJP, Chief Minister Nitish Kumars JD(U) and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswans LJP, is yet to announce its candidates. There have been unconfirmed reports, though, that in Samastipur deceased LJP MP Ram Chandra Paswans son Prince is set to make his electoral debut. Among the assembly segments, the JD(U) is expected to contest all four of its sitting seats leaving Kishanganj for the BJP, which had finished runner-up in 2015. The NDA had achieved spectacular success in the general elections, winning 39 out of 40 Lok Sabha seats and wresting from the RJD two assembly segments where by-polls were necessitated by disqualification of sitting MLAs upon conviction in criminal cases.