TRAGIC BOSTON HIT-AND-RUN VICTIM LAID TO REST IN DONEGAL

first_imgTragic Eoin McGrory was laid to rest in Donegal.The devastated family of a man killed in a hit and run incident in Boston has been buried in Co Donegal. Family and friends gathered on Sunday to wake Derry man Eoin McGrory whose remains had been brought home from Boston accompanied by his grief stricken bride of just four months.Shanique McGrory made the journey back to her husband’s native city accompanied by her daughter Monique and Eoin’s heartbroken mother Teresa. On Sunday mass was said at Our Lady of Lourdes in Steelstown, Derry for the young step father of one who touched so many hearts.His body was interned in Cockhill cemetery in Buncrana.In the days leading up to his funeral wife Shanique spoke of her determination to achieve justice for the man she says she will love for the rest of her life.Still reeling from the shock of his death she dismissed driver Ricky Prezioso’s claims that he is innocent and that he believed he had hit a pothole on the day of her husbands death. Keen cyclist Eoin, who is originally form the Shantallow area of Derry, died at the scene last Thursday after he was hit by a garbage truck driven by 41-year-old Prezioso in Charlestown, Boston.The father of one has been charged with leaving the scene after causing the death of the recently married Irish man.Eoin was the youngest of six children and had been living in America for the past 15 years.His family had been planning to visit him when they received news of his death.Grieving mum Teresa McGrory said: “We got the news from Boston early on Saturday morning. It was a terrible shock altogether. We didn’t expect anything like that at all. “The last time he was home was around seven years ago. I was thinking of going out there this year. He loved the bike and was always out cycling. He just died at the scene. It’s just awful.Eoin’s brother Phil paid tribute to his little brother.“He was bubbly and funny. He’s my wee brother. There’s only 13 months between us. He just got married before Christmas. He was happy and content,” he revealed.TRAGIC BOSTON HIT-AND-RUN VICTIM LAID TO REST IN DONEGAL was last modified: April 15th, 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:CockhilldonegalEoin McGrorylast_img read more

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Dakota Dino Reveals Skin Cells

first_img“Absolutely amazing” and “absolutely gobsmacking” are exclamations made by scientists analyzing the fossilized skin of a hadrosaur known as Dakota.  The researchers found cell structures and organic matter in the skin and layers that resemble the skin of birds and crocodiles.    The specimen was uncovered in 1999 on a North Dakota ranch and is still being analyzed.  Photos on the BBC News show clear scales and cross sections of microscopic tendon structures.  The article said, “Tests have shown that the fossil still holds cell-like structures,” adding, “although the proteins that made up the hadrosaur’s skin had degraded, the amino acid building blocks that once made up the proteins were still present.”    How could soft tissue structures and details survive intact for 66 million years?  The BBC article and National Geographic News repeat the researchers’ claim that this dinosaur was buried rapidly in a low-oxygen environment that prevented decay.  Even so, it was unexpected to find this much preservation over such a long time.  Derek Briggs, a Yale paleontologist who studies exceptionally-preserved fossils, said, “This kind of discovery just demonstrates very clearly that soft tissue does survive, that the processes involved are unusual but not absolutely extraordinary – so there’s no reason why this kind of material won’t be discovered again.”    Briggs told the BBC News that one reason paleontologists have not found soft tissues before recently is that they were not expecting to find them: “in many cases these kinds of skin impressions have gone unnoticed and people have gone after the skeleton, which is of course what you’d expect to be preserved.”  Phillip Manning, author of a new book Grave Secrets of Dinosaurs: Soft Tissues and Hard Science expects a lot more soft tissue could be out there awaiting discovery: “Who knows?” he said.  “The elusive dinosaur mummies of the fossil record might be more common.”    The National Geographic article, true to form, emphasized the similarity of Dakota’s skin to that of birds (cf. 06/18/2009).  “There’s no evidence of goosebumps just yet,” quipped reporter Christine Dell’Amore, “but a remarkably preserved dinosaur reveals that the prehistoric reptile had skin like that of birds and crocodiles, a new study says.”Why are the scientists so sure that an oxygen-free environment would preserve amino acids and mummified skin from degradation for 66 million years?  This should be a testable hypothesis.  There are anoxic bacteria, after all.  Could they not be capable of degrading organic matter?  And Dakota was not found in an underwater oxygen-free tomb, but in rock.  Someone should put two identical dead animals in two tanks, one with oxygen and one without, simulating plausible burial environments, and measure the differences in decay rates.  Besides, whatever organic material was left after the environment changed to rock should have decayed completely.  Unless, that is, the fossil is nowhere near as old as the consensus believes.(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Lourdes Clemente slowly showing true potential for La Salle as she adjusts to UAAP grind

first_imgMOST READ Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH 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 US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Clemente scored her first points in the UAAP in the Lady Spikers’ 25-10, 20-25, 27-25, 25-22  victory over National University Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center, effectively putting her name on the board.After playing out her first four collegiate years with University of Perpetual Help in the NCAA, Clemente made the jump to the UAAP and enrolled in La Salle’s Master of Marketing Communication program.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesClemente finished with five points in her third game with the Lady Spikers but she’s far from satisfied with her performance.“I got a little bit of confidence but I’m really not satisfied with how I played because there are still a lot of areas that I have to focus on,” said Clemente in Filipino. “The coaches always tell me not to be contented with how I play.” “It’s a big difference, I don’t want to compare, but it’s really harder here,” said Clemente. “My first goal is to adapt to the system of coach Ramil.” View comments ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Clemente scored her first point with a quick kill for the 22-all tie in the third set but her highlight play of the day came in the fourth set when she drilled Jennifer Nierva for the Lady Spikers’ 23-21 lead.La Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus said that Clemente has yet to push her limits especially in the UAAP where games are longer due to rallies.“I think in the other league one attack and the play is finished, there’s no rally since Lourdes is already big and her limits haven’t been stretched,” said De Jesus in Filipino of the 6-foot-1 middle blocker.“She not only has to block, but she also has to anticipate what the opponents would do,” added De Jesus.Clemente admitted that she’s had a harder time in the UAAP since she’s also trying to quickly adapt to De Jesus’ system with De La Salle.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ramil de Jesus frustrated with La Salle’s latest showing: You can’t blame mistakes on your opponents Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war LATEST STORIES MANILA, Philippines—It took some time but Lourdes Clemente finally made her impact for De La Salle in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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a month agoLiverpool boss Klopp hits out critics of Robertson: Way of the world

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp hits out critics of Robertson: Way of the worldby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has hit out critics of Andrew Robertson.The German believes that if there is any criticism of his defender, then it is because of “the world out there” and not his quality.Klopp is adamant any abuse his defender has been forced to endure is totally misplaced: “The criticism has nothing to do with the expectation. It is to do with the world out there.“He has played well for weeks and months and then you take it for granted. If there is one game less than another, you start asking what has happened to Andy Robertson. Nothing.“It’s completely normal. The game before he was maybe the best player on the pitch.”Robertson has been criticised over the past week for his form with Scotland and in the Champions League. last_img read more

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a month agoMan Utd plan January move for Tottenham ace Christian Eriksen

first_imgMan Utd plan January move for Tottenham ace Christian Eriksenby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are planning a January move for Tottenham ace Christian Eriksen.Goal says United are weighing up the possibility of renewing their interest in Eriksen when the transfer window reopens.The Denmark midfielder has made no secret of his intention to leave Spurs, and was strongly linked with a switch to Manchester United or Real Madrid in the summer.But a move failed to materialise and Eriksen, whose contract expires next summer, was forced to stay put until January.However, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains interested in Eriksen in his desperate bid to bolster his midfield ranks.United weighed up a £70million summer swoop for Eriksen but dropped their interest due to the midfielder’s willingness to join Madrid. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Womens Big Ten Tournament title up for grabs

The Ohio State women’s basketball team, the two-time defending Big Ten Tournament champion, is the No. 5 seed in this year’s conference tournament. No. 1-seed Michigan State, which earned the top spot for the first time in program history, has three losses in conference play.Two of those losses came against the Buckeyes.In other words, the 2011 Big Ten Tournament is up for grabs.First-round games are set to begin on Thursday at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. When the tournament kicks off, the field will feature six Big Ten programs that had schedules among the top-50 strongest in the country, according to NCAA.org.After Purdue’s 90-67 loss to OSU on Feb. 10 at Nationwide Arena, Boilermaker coach Sharon Versyp said even more teams could be selected for the NCAA Tournament.“I think there’s at least seven teams that should go to the NCAA,” Versyp said. “It’s a very tough conference. Any given day, anything can happen.”With its 80-47 win against Wisconsin on Sunday, OSU (19-9, 10-6 Big Ten) earned a first-round bye and a date with No. 4-seed Iowa (22-7, 10-6 Big Ten).After the game, OSU coach Jim Foster said that despite OSU’s occasional struggles during the regular season, including two three-game losing streaks, it was always capable of finishing the season strongly.“When everybody was in a panic, I thought we were still redeemable,” Foster said. “I’ve seen teams figure it out at different stages of the season.”Should Foster’s Buckeyes beat Iowa to advance to the semifinals, they could face Michigan State (25-4, 13-3 Big Ten). OSU managed to sweep the season series against the Spartans with a 67-53 victory on Jan. 16 at home and a 54-53 win Thursday in East Lansing, Mich.After Sunday’s win, senior center Jantel Lavender said it does not matter whom the Buckeyes play.“We’re starting to show who we are,” she said. “We have a really strong team. We don’t want (the season) to be over.”Besides strong performances against the Spartans, the Buckeyes beat three of four squads seeded above them in the conference tournament. Foster said he is comfortable with his team ahead of what he hopes will be a “months”-long postseason.“I think we’re in a very good place and we understand how we got here, which is more important,” Foster said. “We had to earn it.”The subject of parity in this year’s Big Ten Tournament was discussed during the postgame press conference on Sunday.Foster smiled and said, “It’s certainly going to be more interesting than it looked a few weeks ago.” read more

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