GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES

first_imgThe Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 10, 12, 18 and 23. There were 5 match 3 winners. Peggy O’Donnell, Glenties, Paddy McGrath, Ardara, Laura McNern, Bruckless, Owen diver and Barry Cunningham, Portnoo. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €4,850 and Match 3 is €60. The team selling Killotto this week is Billy Broderick’s team. You can now do the Killotto online. Visit www.locallotto.ie and go to the Killybegs page. There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prizes went to Susie Conaghan, Killybegs. Next week’s Jackpot will be €1,850 on 47 calls. At a recent club meeting it was decided that there must be a name supplied for each ticket requested. A person cannot request anymore than 1 ticket under there name, additional names must supplied. The order book is in the Tara hotel reception until 6pm Friday.The Annual Con McGuinness Memorial is in Fintra on Saturday 8th, U-10 for kids born 2002 – 2005, 4 teams, all to be up for 10.00am.GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES was last modified: September 4th, 2012 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:KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

Dinosaurs Lived in Vast Ecological Zones

first_imgDon’t think of dinosaur species living in small ecological zones.  Their habitats covered vast areas, according to a new study: “Researchers at McGill University are unlocking the mysteries of the little-known habits of dinosaurs in discovering that the entire western interior of North America was likely once populated by a single community of dinosaurs,” reported Science Daily.    Dinosaurs in North America inhabited ecological niches comparable to those of mammals today.  They were mobile and adaptable: “They were able to colonize and dominate the landscape over very large distances, and were not nearly as constrained as we might have once thought,” said Matthew Vavrek, a PhD student at McGill.  The team compared “alpha diversity” (diversity within an area) to beta diversity (diversity between areas) and found that beta diversity was low – comparable to wide-ranging mammals.  This speaks of homogeneous communities covering the entire Western interior.    The team recognized that they are “just beginning to scratch the surface of dinosaur ecology.”  This initial study raises many new questions about gene flow, migration, and affects of the dinosaurs on other megafauna and plant communities.To the extent the conclusions in this study are reliable, they raise interesting questions about climate as well.  Today’s western interior is highly stratified into biomes characterized by temperature, rainfall, flora and fauna.  There are deserts, riparian zones, grasslands, chaparral, arboreal forests, and timberline meadows.  Does the presence of dinosaur species across nearly continent-sized regions indicate that the climate or geography was radically different in the past?  If so, what would that imply about earth history as well as political debates over human impact on the environment?  These are questions that can be posed, not answers we are proposing.    One needs to be cautious with concepts, techniques and inferences in studies like this.  Some terms that are taken for granted in science become rather slippery when one has to pin them down.  Take ecological niche, for instance, or predator.  The differences between elements of these set can arguably outweigh the things they have in common.  A wolf spider and a grizzly bear can both be considered predators, for instance, and a human and a bedbug can both inhabit the same ecological niche.  Terms like these are useful for human theories and conversations.  It is difficult to defend the notion that they refer to realities that are actually “out there” in the world, independent of human reasoning.  To what does alpha diversity and beta diversity refer?  Sounds Greek.  The Greeks were humans, after all, not dinosaurs; although they were mammals.    The authors themselves admit that they are barely scratching the surface of dinosaur ecology.  Let’s let them scratch some more.  There can be surprises in lower layers.  Maybe they are not even scratching the right surface.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Russell Westbrook helps Thunder rally past Grizzlies

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “I think the guys put forth a hell of an effort to get themselves an opportunity to win the game, but it’s a matter of learning who we are and who gets the touches where,” Bickerstaff explained. “You know in the fourth quarter we rely heavily on Mike, so it was somebody different we were having to find tonight, and that’s just a matter of us getting comfortable and familiar with one another and growing and learning from it.”Memphis led 75-67 heading into the fourth, and the Grizzlies were up 89-76 before the Thunder found their footing. A 3-pointer by Westbrook cut the deficit to 91-86 and led to a Memphis timeout.Westbrook hit another 3 to tie the game at 93 with 1:04 to play, then a jumper from near the free throw line to put the Thunder ahead 95-93 with 31.9 seconds left. Wright missed a 3 and Schroder made two free throws at the other end with 14.9 seconds remaining.After Wright made a layup to trim the Thunder’s lead to two, Oklahoma City’s Terrance Ferguson hit two free throws with 6.5 seconds left to seal the win.TIP-INSGrizzlies: Wright had 15 points at halftime. … Memphis held Oklahoma City to 31.9 percent shooting through three quarters, but allowed the Thunder to shoot 45.8 percent in the fourth.Thunder: Westbrook got a technical foul early in the first quarter. He has 14 this season, leaving him two away from a suspension. … Adams had 12 rebounds in the first half. He finished one short of his career high.HE SAID ITThunder forward Abdel Nader on the team’s losing streak: “I think everybody was caught up, you know? I think we lost four in a row coming into tonight, and everybody gets really caught up in that. When you really look at the stats and watch film, it is all one- or two-possession games against some really good teams. Like I said, we have some things we definitely need to clean up, but this was a good step forward to get the job done.”UP NEXT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Wesatbrook, right, passes the ball around Memphis Grizzlies guard Justin Holiday, left, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 3, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Kyle Phillips)OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook turned back the clock a bit on Sunday.Oklahoma City’s All-Star point guard scored 12 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, and the Thunder rallied from a 13-point deficit in the final seven minutes to snap a four-game losing streak with a 99-95 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Montez Sweat set big-man record for 40-yard dash P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed View comments P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Westbrook shot 3 of 13 in the first three quarters, then went 4 for 7 in the fourth. It was similar to the late-game scoring binges he went on during his MVP season two years ago.The Thunder needed every bit of it — forward Paul George, the NBA’s No. 2 scorer and league leader in steals, missed his third straight game with a sore right shoulder.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesOklahoma City supported Westbrook’s late surge by holding the Grizzlies to 6-for-21 shooting in the fourth.“One of the things we talked about that I said before the game tonight is that we’ve got to create a defensive identity regardless,’” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “We have to defend at a higher level every single night. Offensively, we struggled to get any kind of flow or continuity there, but I give our guys credit — they still tried to work as hard as they could to defend, even though offensively, we had our challenges.” Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem LATEST STORIES 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte The Grizzlies host Portland on Tuesday.The Thunder play at Minnesota on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It was the first time since Jan. 6 that the Thunder failed to score at least 100 points.“With Paul out, certainly offensively, it’s been a challenge the last several games,” Donovan said. “I’ve been trying to find a way to keep helping our guys offensively in order to create an identity with him being out.”Dennis Schroder added 17 points and a career-high 11 rebounds, and Steven Adams had 13 points and 22 boards for the Thunder.Avery Bradley scored 27 points, Delon Wright had 17 and Jonas Valanciunas added 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Grizzlies.Mike Conley, the team’s floor general and leading scorer, sat out with general soreness. Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff said Conley’s presence was missed in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more