St Conal’s memorial service at Leck Graveyard cancelled

first_imgA memorial service planned for Sunday 8th December at New Leck Cemetery has been postponed due to bad weather.A Service of Remembrance was due to take place at the St Conal’s Interments tomorrow to commemorate patients from St. Conal’s Hospital.However, the Orange Weather Warning in place for Donegal this Sunday has prompted organisers to decide to postpone the service over health and safety concerns. “We apologise for any inconvenience caused,” said Betty Holmes, St Conal’s Graveyard Restoration Committee“It just wouldn’t be right to ask people to come out with an Orange warning.“Remembering with Respect must be for everyone.”Another date for the memorial unveiling will be announced at a later time. St Conal’s memorial service at Leck Graveyard cancelled was last modified: December 7th, 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)last_img read more

New Feathered Fossil, But Not Simple Evolution

first_img(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 You would think evolutionists would celebrate this new “feathered dinosaur” instead of furrowing their brows.Eosinopteryx brevipenna, a new fossil from China, was pretty small, according to the artist reconstruction on Live Science – less than a foot.  It looks something like a sparrow with a long tail.  Its reduced feathers suggest it was flightless.  Is it a transitional form at last?  No.  It throws out the classification of Archaeopteryx as a transitional form:“This discovery sheds further doubt on the theory that the famous fossil Archaeopteryx — or ‘first bird’ as it is sometimes referred to — was pivotal in the evolution of modern birds,” researcher Gareth Dyke, a senior lecturer in paleontology at the U.K.’s University of Southampton, said in a statement.“Our findings suggest that the origin of flight was much more complex than previously thought,” the article continued.  Its reduced plumage “suggests that feathering was already diversified by the Late Jurassic, adapted to different ecological niches and purposes.”  This would seem to suggest that Eosinopteryx was secondarily flightless, but the paleontologist argues it shows dinosaurs did not use their feathers for flight.One cannot trust artist reconstructions, but just about everything in the drawing and the fossil looks suitable for a bird classification.  Why is it even being called a dinosaur?  Any why do almost all of these weird, mosaic fossils come from China?  Couldn’t some of them fly out of the reach of hoaxers?  Just asking.  Anyway, if it confuses the evolutionary story, that should be cause enough to be skeptical.last_img read more

Ag groups urge a closer look at steel trade

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Many agricultural groups are urging the U.S. Department of Commerce to consider the consequences to the rest of the U.S. economy and avoid igniting a trade war through new restrictions on steel or aluminum trade.In a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the American Soybean Association (ASA), the National pork Producers Council along with several other agriculture organizations, expressed concerns regarding import restrictions under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.“If the Section 232 investigations on steel and aluminum result in new trade barriers, the aftermath could be disastrous for the global trading system and for U.S. agriculture in particular,” the groups state in the letter. “U.S. agriculture is highly dependent on exports, which means it is particularly vulnerable to retaliation. Many countries that export steel to the United States are also large importers of U.S. agriculture products. The potential for retaliation from these trading partners is very real. Short of explicit retaliation, these countries may also stall efforts to resolve current trade issues if they believe they have been unfairly targeted over legitimately traded products.”The restrictions would be imposed as a national security measure, according to the Trump Administration, which has raised concerns about U.S. reliance on imported steel for defense systems. Agricultural groups are concerned that import tariffs on the metals could prompt retaliatory duties on U.S. exports, including agricultural products. The administration is expected to make a decision soon on whether to invoke a 1962 trade law that allows presidents to restrict imports that threaten national security.last_img read more