DONEGAL COUPLE NAMED ALL-IRELAND JIVING CHAMPIONS

first_imgA Donegal couple have put their right feet forward to claim a national dance title! Conor O’Donnell from Dungloe and Shauna Doyle from Buncrana who won the final of the All Ireland Jiving Championship at the Mc William Park Hotel Claremorris on Saturday night.Conor and Shauna beat off stiff competition from around the country to win the prize. They are pictured here with owner of the Mc William Hotel and judge Geard Butler.DONEGAL COUPLE NAMED ALL-IRELAND JIVING CHAMPIONS was last modified: February 10th, 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:All Ireland jiving competitiondonegallast_img read more

Five keys for Raiders against Texans and Deshaun Watson

first_imgHunter Renfrow knows what the Raiders are up against.The last time Renfrow caught a pass from Deshaun Watson, it was a 2-yard touchdown with one second to play that delivered a 35-31 national championship win for Clemson against Alabama at the close of the 2016 season.Watson entered the draft and is one of the NFL’s top young quarterbacks for the Houston Texans, who host the Raiders Sunday at NRG Stadium (1:25 p.m. PST). Renfrow played two more seasons for the Tigers before joining the …last_img

Focus on Atlanta: A nightmare reunion awaits Shanahan, Falcons

first_imgFirst came the 49ers’ crushing injury news, next will come the inevitable questions this week about how he helped the Falcons blow a Super Bowl title nearly three years ago.Kyle Shanahan sure didn’t get much time to savor a 49ers’ victory for the ages in New Orleans on Sunday.As the play-caller for the Falcons, Shanahan had a hand in the worst collapse in NFL history when Atlanta blew a 25-point second-half lead against the Patriots in Super Bowl LI.“I’ll go back through every play for the …last_img

More Upsets in Human Origins Stories

first_imgWhen it comes to a consensus on how humans evolved, there’s no “there” there.Upsets to notions about human evolution are so common, the only thing evolving is the story. Look at the news for proof.How China is rewriting the book on human origins (Nature). Everything you know is wrong again. Jane Qiu writes, “Fossil finds in China are challenging ideas about the evolution of modern humans and our closest relatives.” It’s hard to challenge an already-challenged field more than it is, or to rewrite a book that has has more corrections than text, but paleoanthropologists always find a way. In the “evolving story” of human evolution, Peking Man, classified as Homo erectus, is coming back into vogue. Is this just China acting nationalistic? As we reported yesterday, that’s what Darren Curnoe thinks, but he’s not necessarily unbiased. Qiu’s article is filled with confusing and conflicting “possibilities” of what the fossils mean, even “radical” possibilities. PhysOrg talks about the chaos, too.Human phylogeography and diversity (PNAS). In this paper, part of a NAS series on phylogeography, Alexander Harcourt of UC Davis propounds the usual “out of Africa” story, but peppers his analysis with mention of controversies. The perhapsimaybecouldness index (PCI) is so high in his paper, there seems to be no solid ground.Neanderthal skulls and brains may have developed just like ours (New Scientist). Here’s more reason to welcome Brother Neanderthal into the fellowship. “Great minds grow alike,” Colin Barras writes. “That in turn suggests that Neanderthals were perhaps not so cognitively different from us – although not everyone agrees with this interpretation.” True; there still are some historical racists in paleoanthropology circles. Ponce de Leon’s team’s paper is in Current Biology.Mystery ancient human ancestor found in Australasian family tree (New Scientist). Everyone likes a good mystery, like “Who’s your daddy?” Alice Klein discusses “An unknown hominin species that bred with early human ancestors when they migrated from Africa to Australasia,” but that’s from divination into the genes of living humans. And if it bred with other humans, on what basis is it called a different species?Orangutan ‘copies human speech’ (BBC News): Reporters at the BBC must be desperate. You can train an orangutan to mimic some human sounds, but so what? Parrots do better than that. An ape will do anything for a banana. It doesn’t mean Rocky knows what he was “saying.”How rope was made 40,000 years ago (Science Daily). Add another data point to the conundrum of why modern humans took so long to invent farming and civilization. Here’s what a team found in a German cave.The find is a carefully carved and beautifully preserved piece of mammoth ivory 20.4 cm in length with four holes between 7 and 9 mm in diameter. Each of the holes is lined with deep, and precisely cut spiral incisions. The new find demonstrates that these elaborate carvings are technological features of rope-making equipment rather than just decoration.Didn’t anyone back then try roping a cow?If the story is constantly evolving, it’s moving away from the truth.(Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Punjabi funny bone

first_imgBehroopiya Entertainers presented Saanu Kee, a 60 minute Punjabi Standup Comedy with  Amit Tandon and Maheep Singh, two comedians born at the same hospital in the same city but to different parents and separated by their fate. Finally, they were reunited by their sense of humour. Both of them believe that anything once translated to Punjabi sounds funny. So, this is the first stand-up comedy in Punjabi that has easily understandable Punjabi fun and catch phrases.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Saanu Kee is one of the most commonly used Punjabi terms applicable in almost all situations. Amit Tandon, has done more than 500 stage performances across a number of cities. He is the one who conceptualized as well as hosts the Grandmasters of Comedy one of the most popular and longest running comedy nights in the country. Maheep Singh, is commonly called ‘The Gujarati Sardar’. He began doing stand-up comedy as an exercise to come out of depression and now he is tickling the funny bones of the audience regularly. One of the most interesting aspects of his performance is that he states facts.last_img read more