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first_imgIT’S enough to put you off burgers for life – health inspectors have found HORSE MEAT inside burgers sold here in Co Donegal.The burgers were sold in Letterkenny Tesco as well as in Dunnes Stores, Lidl and Aldi.The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said the meat came from two processing plants in Ireland, Liffey Meats and Silvercrest Foods, and the Dalepak Hambleton plant in Yorkshire. It said they posed no health risk.Locally-based supermarkets were busy removing the burgers from sale today.A total of 27 products were analysed, with 10 of them containing horse DNA and 23 containing pig DNA.Horsemeat accounted for approximately 29% of the meat content in one sample from Tesco. It’s though the beef was IMPORTED into Ireland from eastern Europe. The chief executive of the FSAI, Professor Alan Reilly, said that while there was no risk to the public, he added that eating horsemeat “was not in Irish culture”.“Whilst, there is a plausible explanation for the presence of pig DNA in these products due to the fact that meat from different animals is processed in the same meat plants, there is no clear explanation at this time for the presence of horse DNA in products emanating from meat plants that do not use horsemeat in their production process,” he said.“In Ireland, it is not in our culture to eat horsemeat and therefore, we do not expect to find it in a burger.“Likewise, for some religious groups or people who abstain from eating pig meat, the presence of traces of pig DNA is unacceptable.”Tesco has apologised to its customers. Tesco’s group technical director, Tim Smith, said his company was informed of the test results by the FSAI today and they “immediately withdrew from sale all products from the supplier in question”.In Tesco’s case, two frozen beef burger products were found to contain horse DNA.In a statement, Mr Smith said: “The safety and quality of our food is of the highest importance to Tesco. We will not tolerate any compromise in the quality of the food we sell. The presence of illegal meat in our products is extremely serious.”He added that Tesco was “working with the authorities in Ireland and the UK, and with the supplier concerned, to urgently understand how this has happened and how to ensure it does not happen again”. “We will not take any products from this site until the conclusion and satisfactory resolution of an investigation,” the statement added.Customers who may have bought burgers in recent days and weeks can return them to the store where they bought them for a full refund.Tesco said that the brands affected in its stores are the Tesco Everyday Value brand and Flamehouse Chargrilled Quarter Pounders.Aldi said it has removed the Oakhurst brand of beef burgers and customers can receive a refund if they purchased any of the products.Lidl and Dunnes have yet to name their burgers.BURGERS WITH HORSE MEAT SOLD IN DONEGAL SUPERMARKETS was last modified: January 15th, 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:ALDIBURGERS WITH HORSE MEAT SOLD IN DONEGAL SUPERMARKETSdunnesLIDLtescolast_img read more

How Birds Evolved by Incorrigible Storytelling

first_imgAn article by a free-lance science writer about dinosaurs evolving into birds takes the cake for speculative just-so storytelling, but it got published and republished anyway.It’s not often that a whole article deserves “Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week,” but this one comes close: “How Birds Evolved From Small Meat Eating Dinosaurs,” by Joel N. Shurkin, published by Inside Science News Service and republished by Live Science.  Aside from beginning with the Kipling-style title, Shurkin wrote a completely fact-free story, relying on nothing but imagination: in short, “The arms got longer, the legs got shorter, and they were flying.”Shurkin assumes that for one reason or another, limb proportions changed in dinosaurs.  “Some time, perhaps 150 million years ago, small-feathered dinosaurs called maniraptorans began to develop longer arms and shorter hind legs, kick- starting the evolutionary process to becoming the birds we see today.”  They didn’t just start flying, “of course,” he quips as he launches into storybook land:Some of the creatures had longer wings and maybe shorter legs than others and found they could run faster and be more maneuverable than others. From there, natural selection took over…. Their bodies got smaller, their forearms larger, the rear limbs shorter.What happened then? One possible — if simplistic — scenario is that one day, one of the creatures with longer arms, while leaping over a hole, or snapping at something to eat, or trying to avoid being eaten, spread its forearms, and left the ground for a second or two. He or she tried it again, maybe flapping the arms, and suddenly he or she was flying.Just like that.  The rest was just refinements.  “This, of course, happened over millions of years.”  Of course.Shurkin also had stories for how flying reptiles emerged, and flying mammals, too (bats).  They “probably evolved the same way,” he said, relying on his storytelling assistants, Hans Larsson of McGill University and Gregory Erickson of Florida State.  At least the storytellers left themselves an out:“It’s hard to reconstruct the capacity for flight,” he said. To fully understand the process scientists would need to apply “forensic science to the fossil record” because scientists don’t have samples of the muscles. Larsson’s study, he said, was the best done so far, but it is still an educated guess.“We’ll never really know,” Erickson said.The article on Inside Science set off a lively set of comments by a creationist reader.  To settle the issue, they all might best watch the documentary Flight: The Genius of Birds.  In the film, several scientists explore the “multiple independent points” that work together in a bird to allow powered flight in the heavier-than-air creatures: hollow bones, a redesigned respiratory system, movement of the center of mass, the most efficient digestive system in the animal kingdom, special flight musculature, navigation systems, orientation systems, flight feathers with a million parts each, and much more.Unfettered storytelling is the besetting sin of evolutionists.  Coupled with an imagined omnipotent power of the Stuff Happens Law (natural selection), no story is too silly to get told, retold and admired by the Darwin Party.  Rescue a storyteller today; take them to Storytellers Anonymous or to a deprogramming session, where they must write “I will not tell just-so stories” on the board 100 times before lunch.  Especially hard cases might require devices that deliver a mild electric shock on the wrist every time they say “maybe” or “might have” or “scenario.”  There can be outdoor experiments, too.  Take the subject outside to run on a track with a hole in it, and instruct him to stretch out his forearms and flap as he jumps over the hole.  If he still thinks this could lead to human flight by natural selection (but over millions of years, “of course,”) ask which accidental mutations will get passed on to his offspring that have anything to do with his experience of jumping over a hole and flapping his forearms.  Deprogramming requires a lot of patience and time.  That’s why so few invest effort in it.  It explains evolutionary storytellers, like lost souls, roam the halls of academia, addicted to their habit, lacking a merciful hand to intervene.  There’s a quicker alternative: buy copies of Flight: The Genius of Birds to share with them.  Blessed are the merciful. (Visited 17 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Bollywood singer Zubeen Garg opposes animal sacrifice; invites ire of Kamakhya priests

first_imgPopular Bollywood and Assamese singer-actor Zubeen Garg has invited the ire of priests at Guwahati’s Kamakhya temple for advising them to stop animal sacrifice.Mr. Garg campaigned against animal sacrifice during his performance at a Bihu function near the temple complex on Monday evening. He took up the issue while referring to Bollywood actor-politician Govinda’s visit to the temple on Sunday, during which a buffalo was sacrificed.“Govinda could have sacrificed himself and not a buffalo to satisfy the Mother Goddess (Kamakhya). No deity wants to be satiated with the blood of animals. Animal sacrifice in the name of religion must end,” Mr. Garg said.His views have not gone down well with the Kamakhya priests. “A singer’s job is to sing, not preach about the age-hold rituals of one of the holiest Hindu temples. Mr. Garg should apologise for hurting religious sentiments,” Kabindra Sarma, chief spokesperson of the temple, told The Hindu.“From the President of India to the average farmer, millions of people visit the temple. Each has his or her own way of seeking the blessing of the Goddess, and animal sacrifice is one of them. We don’t need lecturing from anyone who has no respect for tradition,” Mr. Sarma said.last_img read more

Ohio State footballs Nate Williams out for season

Ohio State defensive lineman Nathan Williams will likely miss the remainder of the season, first-year OSU head coach Luke Fickell announced Tuesday. Williams, a senior, has been out of action since injuring his left knee against Akron on Sept. 3 and undergoing arthroscopic surgery on Sept. 14. Fickell said Williams will “probably have another surgery” but offered very few details in regard to the situation. “I don’t know much more,” Fickell said. “It looks like (Williams) is done for the season.” Williams led the Buckeyes with 4.5 sacks in 2010. He was also effective dropping into pass coverage last year, tallying three passes defended and recording an interception. In 2011, he was named to the preseason watch list for the Ted Hendricks Award, given to the nation’s best defensive end. Former OSU head coach John Cooper told The Lantern Tuesday that he feels Williams is possibly the Buckeyes’ best player. “I think we got some really, really bad news today regarding Nate Williams,” Cooper said. “(He), in my opinion, arguably might have been our best football player.” As far as the effect Williams’ absence has had, and will have on the Buckeyes defense, Fickell turned the focus to moving on. “He hasn’t played since the first game,” Fickell said. “It’s a part of the game. Sometimes when you figure out what you’re going with, it might make you better, too. “We’re not going to sit and dwell upon it.” Senior linebacker Tony Jackson said that although the team would obviously want to have Williams back, it must press forward. “We’d like to have him back,” Jackson said. “If he could go, we’d definitely have him in there. But if he can’t go, we’ve got to go on without him. We can’t just stop because we lost one player or something happened. We’ve got to keep moving on.” Under NCAA bylaw 14.2.4, Williams would be able to apply for a hardship waiver, which could grant him an extra year of eligibility. According to the bylaw, a player is eligible to apply if he or she suffers an “incapacitating injury or illness” during the first half of the team’s season, and competes in no more than three games or 30 percent of the team’s games, whichever is greater. OSU will continue play without Williams on Saturday at Illinois’ Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3:30p.m. and will be televised on ABC. read more

Official Leicester City owner confirmed dead by the club

first_imgAfter the horrific helicopter crash outside of King Power Stadium, Leicester City has confirmed that chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in the accident.This Saturday will go down in history as one of the saddest days in football history, especially for the family of Leicester City’s chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha who was pronounced dead this Sunday.Right after the Premier League match between the Foxes and West Ham United at King Power Stadium, the owner of the club that made the miracle season back in 2016, jumped on his helicopter with two pilots and another two unidentified people without knowing that they would suffer a horrible tragedy just seconds after taking off.There was a malfunction that didn’t give the pilots enough time to maneuver, and the helicopter crashed after losing control right behind a car park next to the stadium.The hours after the accident were very difficult for everybody, the authorities who arrived quickly to the scene refused to share any detailed information to the press.It was just minutes ago when Leicester City revealed the outcome that everybody feared, as the club’s chairman was officially confirmed dead.Puts life into prospective, HORRIBLE way to die, NEVER knew the man personally, BUT REAL recognise REAL, genuine good soul & did alot for @LCFC & their communityR.I.P Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha ❤https://t.co/bDf1lWqKoH— JAYSIAH (@Jaysiah_London) October 28, 2018Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha took control of Leicester City back in 2010, he transformed the whole club’s infrastructure and even accomplished the single greatest feat in football history.In the 2015-2016 Premier League season, Leicester City won the tournament and completed the ultimate underdog story that any sport has ever witnessed with odds of 5000 to 1 against them.This incredible achievement was one of the biggest reasons why the English society from the city of Leicester, accepted Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha as another one of their its favorite sons.Now that the official news broke, everybody in town is mourning the passing of a truly legendary person who always poured his soul to the community and sadly left this plane sooner than expected.The whole Ronaldo.com team sends its thoughts and prayers to the families of all the people affected by this tragedy, the club posted a long statement in which they don’t give any further details of the other deceased from the accident.BREAKING:The owner of Leicester City FC Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is dead. He died when his helicopter crashed outside the stadium, the club has been confirmed.Srivaddhanaprabha and four other people died when the aircraft crashed on Saturday evening.#ccfmsports pic.twitter.com/muGiY6e1a2— COAL CITY FM (@coalcity929fm) October 28, 2018Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.This is the full statement was released on Leicester City Football Club official website, which was later posted on all their social media accounts.“It is with the deepest regret and a collective broken heart that we confirm our chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, was among those to have tragically lost their lives on Saturday evening when a helicopter carrying him and four other people crashed outside King Power Stadium.”“None of the five people on board survived. “The primary thoughts of everyone at the club are with the Srivaddhanaprabha family and the families of all those on-board at this time of unspeakable loss.” “In Khun Vichai, the world has lost a great man. A man of kindness, of generosity and a man whose life was defined by the love he devoted to his family and those he so successfully led. Leicester City was a family under his leadership.” “It is as a family that we will grieve his passing and maintain the pursuit of a vision for the club that is now his legacy.”Awful news as Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is confirmed dead after a helicopter crash last night 😢💔 Thoughts are with his family and @LCFC 🙏 pic.twitter.com/1ZdcM33LDA— GRM Daily (@GRMDAILY) October 28, 2018“A book of condolence, which will be shared with the Srivaddhanaprabha family, will be opened at King Power Stadium from 8am on Tuesday 30 October, for supporters wishing to pay their respects.” “Supporters unable to visit King Power Stadium that wish to leave a message can do so through an online book of condolence, which will be made available via lcfc.com in due course.” “Both Tuesday’s First Team fixture against Southampton in the EFL Cup and the Development Squad fixture against Feyenoord in the Premier League International Cup have been postponed.” “Everyone at the club has been truly touched by the remarkable response of the football family, whose thoughtful messages of support and solidarity have been deeply appreciated at this difficult time.”pic.twitter.com/hQSR0IDWWg— Leicester City (@LCFC) October 28, 2018Please send your message of support to the whole Leicester City family in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Seaport Village Revitalization Plans

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter , Seaport Village Revitalization Plans March 27, 2018center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsDevelopers of a project to revitalize Seaport Village had to change their plans after discovering an earthquake fault line running right through the project.GAFCO CEO, Yehudi Gaffen, joined us in studio to talk about the new plan and what it could mean for the future of San Diego. Posted: March 27, 2018last_img read more

DC Group Combines HipHop and Chess

first_imgBravo Zulu Chess founder and CEO Shaka Greene, flanked by two of his top players, Zahir Muhammad (right) and Zion Utsey (left). Both players won first place in the advanced section of the 10th Annual Bum Rush the Boards Hip Hop Chess Tournament held Nov. 14 at the Columbia Heights Recreation Center.If the Bravo Zulu Chess Club needed a positive sign about their readiness for a national chess tournament next month, they got it at the 10th annual Bum Rush the Boards Hip-Hop Chess Tournament. The young warriors at Bravo Zulu won first-, second- and third-place team prizes in the beginner, intermediate, and advanced sections of the tournament on Nov. 14 held at the Columbia Heights Recreation Center, 1480 Girard Street NW.“They worked hard for this,” said Shaka Greene, founder and executive director of Bravo Zulu Chess, a district-based nonprofit that trains students to compete in chess tournaments and teaches them how the principles of chess relate to life. “This is a very good indication of where we are as a team,” he said.Greene is raising funds to take his players to the 2015 National K-12 Scholastic Championship in Orlando, Florida, Dec. 4-6. “We know we need to grow to not just be able to go down there and compete but to win,” Greene said. “But this was a step in the right direction.”The Bum Rush the Boards Hip-Hop Chess Tournament is a signature event of Words Beats & Life, a district-based nonprofit that uses Hip Hop culture to promote positive change. “This type of flavor in the chess world is rare,” Greene said. “The vast majority of tournaments that we go to, the students that get off the van with us are the only ones who look like us.The event represents a refreshing alternative to the more traditional chess tournaments that require silence and focuses exclusively on chess. “Aaaaaaay-yoo!” DJ 2-Tone Jones called out at the beginning of the event, eliciting a hearty, “Aiight!” from the crowd.“Even though the kids are dedicated in chess, they’re still kids and they want to have fun,” said David Curry-Johnson, a senior official with Words Beats & Life, explaining why tournament organizers use lessons in DJ-ing, graffiti art, and breakdancing to keep young participants engaged between rounds.But, the event has appeal beyond the district.Lemuel “Life” LaRoche, executive director of Chess & Community, a Georgia-based nonprofit that uses chess as a learning tool for “at-risk” youth in Athens-Clarke County, brought about a dozen members from his organization’s team – the Classic City Knights – to compete in Bum Rush the Boards for the past several years. Many of the players have prior involvement in the juvenile justice system.“We use chess as a way to get more of our young people engaged in the game, because the game has a lot to do with strategy and forward-thinking and not being impulsive,” LaRoche said. “And all these jails that are being built are being built because our kids are so impulsive.”Whereas some may regard chess as a game for “nerds” or “intellectuals,” Laroche said the Hip Hop themes within Bum Rush the Boards makes chess more relatable, similar to the way The Wu-Tang clan used chess iconography in its music in the late 90s and 2000s. “Hip Hop is the language of the youth,” he said, which was verified by 14-year-old Troy of Athens, Georgia.“If you like rap and you like chess, it makes you even more comfortable,” he said.last_img read more

African American Civil War Memorial Seeks Upgrade

first_imgTwo members of U.S. Congress are among the supporters of a museum director’s campaign to upgrade a District of Columbia memorial-museum complex that highlights the contributions of Black soldiers.African America Civil War Memorial. The African American Civil War Memorial, at the corner of Vermont Avenue and U Street NW in Washington, D.C., commemorates the service of 209,145 African-American soldiers and sailors who fought for the Union in the American Civil War. The sculpture The Spirit of Freedom, by Ed Hamilton of Louisville, Kentucky, was commissioned by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and completed in 1997.The director of the African American Civil War Museum, former D.C. Council member Frank Smith, wants to set up a visitor’s center and a park ranger post for the memorial that is located in the U Street corridor and across the street from the museum. He solicited the assistance of D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) and U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and got it.On Dec. 18, 2015, in a letter jointly written by Norton and Lewis, they encouraged the director of the National Park Service (NPS), Jonathan B. Jarvis, to consider Smith’s proposal. “We write to respectfully request that the Department of Interior and the National Park Service investigate the feasibility of establishing a visitor’s center and assigning a park ranger permanently to the African American Civil War Memorial in the District of Columbia,” the letter said. “. . . While we understand that NPS has suffered some budgetary cutbacks in recent years, we believe this memorial needs a permanent ranger – or a student ranger or seasonal employees for high visitation months – who can share the site’s rich history with guests.”The letter points out that the museum will be expanding this year with an additional 14,000 square feet of space and a full-time ranger would be key to the site’s viability. The letter also noted that the nation “is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the passage of the 13th Amendment this year and the National Museum of African American History and Culture will open [later] this year.”The African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation was incorporated in 1992 to tell the story about the United States Colored Troops that fought on the side of the Union during the Civil War. The memorial was dedicated in July 1998 under Smith’s leadership and included former Joint Chief of Staff Chairman Colin Powell at the ceremony.The sculpture portrays uniformed soldiers and a sailor at a height of 10 feet with a family depicted on the back of the sculpture, and is situated in the center of a granite-paved plaza, encircled on three sides by the Wall of Honor. The wall lists the names of 209,145 Black soldiers from the Bureau of United States Colored Troops at the National Archive on 166 burnished stainless steel plaques arranged by regiment. The leaders of the museum estimate that more than 200,000 people visit the site yearly.Smith is encouraging friends and supporters of the museum to communicate with President Obama regarding the matter. “The year 2016 will mark the 8th and final year of your presidency and the Department of Interior/National Park Service hasn’t still opened a visitor’s center or stationed a National Park ranger at the African American Civil War Memorial,” Smith said in a letter to Obama. “Please correct this great wrong before you leave office.”last_img read more

First Annual Blessing of the Bicycles

first_imgThe Blessing of the Bicycles is scheduled to occur on May 7 at 11 a.m. at the Church of Ascension & St. Agnes, 1217 Massachusetts Ave NW. The church is holding the blessing to show its support for cycling in D.C. For more information, call the church at 202-347-8161.last_img

Glasgows joking computer

first_img The “Joking Computer” was developed by scientists at Aberdeen University for the Science Centre, to show children and young people what computers can do and help them explore language and engage with the underlying science. The software was originally written for children with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, to help them develop language skills and have original jokes to tell their family and friends. Dr Judith Masthoff from the Department of Computing Science at Aberdeen University said the software was developed jointly by the universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Dundee. Dr Masthoff said the Joking Computer is intended to be a fun way to show children that computers can have a positive impact on people’s lives. If young people can engage with the computer, the hope is that some may consider computing science as a career or academic pursuit later.Chief Executive of the Glasgow Science Centre, Kirk Ramsay, said the exhibit is a good example of how computing power and sophistication can be used for all kinds of applications. The Joking Computer is perfect for achieving the aim of the Centre, which is to use fun and thought-provoking exhibits to promote science and technology.The Joking Computer project was funded by a £105,000 award from the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) as part of their Partnerships for Public Engagement award scheme. It will be exhibited next year in science workshops and festivals in the UK.The Joking Computer can generate millions of cracker-style jokes, all based on puns. A few examples of its jokes are: * Q: What kind of temperature is a son? * A: A boy-ling point * Q: What do you call a shout with a window? * A: A computer scream * Q: What do you call a washing machine with a september? * A: An autumn-atic washer© 2009 PhysOrg.com Explore further Researchers design humorous ‘bot’ (PhysOrg.com) — The Glasgow Science Centre in Scotland is exhibiting a computer that makes up jokes using its database of simple language rules and a large vocabulary.center_img Citation: Glasgow’s joking computer (2009, December 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-12-glasgow.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more