first_imgThe swelling numbers of Raphoe Boxing ClubIt may not be hundreds of years old but Raphoe Boxing Club has packed a huge punch since it was first founded.Set up by Tommy Stewart, Peter O’Donnell and Brendan Ryan in 1988, the club is all that is good about boxing and volunteers in the community.The club enjoyed its first months in a room given to them above his bookmaker’s shop by local businessman Frank McBrearty. But as the numbers quickly swelled the club was forced to move to a portacabin in the grounds of Deele College without heat or running water.Despite the lack of resources the club went on to produce no less than three Irish champions including Coumba Mc Brearty , Danny Ryan and Gerard McGranaghan.The club moved to the Marathon Hall befpre opening their own clubhouse in 1994 assisted by local TD Paddy Harte.A blast from the past from Raphoe ABC!Down through the years in the capable hands of men like Stewart, Ryan and O’Donnell, the club has become a home from home for many young people. The club now has a new head coach in former Ulster Senior champ Gary McCullagh, assisted by Stephen ‘the prince’ Mc Bride, John ‘slugger’ Sweeney and Paul ´buddis´ O’Donnell all former boxers putting something back into the club.To celebrate 25 years in existence Raphoe Boxing Club are hosting a dinner dance in Jacksons Hotel this Saturday, November 16thTickets can be bought from any club member. RAPHOE BOXING CLUB STILL PACKING A PUNCH AFTER 25 YEARS was last modified: November 12th, 2013 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:Raphoe Boxing Clublast_img read more

Bishop’s statement adds more confusion than clarity – Martin Ridge

first_imgAs a new generation of parents in the Diocese of Raphoe comes terms with the sexual trauma of minors highlighted in last week’s TG4 documentary, Martin Ridge, the Garda at the centre of uncovering the scandals has said Bishop McGuckian’s statement has caused more confusion than clarity.At the same time Martin Gallagher, a survivor of clerical abuse says he will accept any invitation to meet the bishop: however that meeting must include a senior Garda officer and all four participants in the TG4 ‘Finné’ documentary.Despite headlines on social media that a meeting had been arranged, Mr. Gallagher confirmed to the Tirconaill Tribune on Wednesday that he had no knowledge of this and no progress whatever been made on the issue. Gallagher said that while welcoming the Bishop’s statement he questions why it took a documentary for him to go to the gardaí and to say that any information that the Diocese of Raphoe holds in relation to the abuse of children is completely available to the gardaí.Martin Gallagher, victim of Eugene GreeneMr. Gallagher said: “We already learned from the audit of the Diocese in 2011 that not one shred of evidence was discovered, despite the human misery heaped on young boys by two leading figures in our parish.“We never had any doubt these cases were covered up and we had three bishops in forty years who did nothing to help the victims. The Church is in denial and has failed again to come to terms with the hurt of the abused and the legacy of suicide in our Diocese.”Martin Gallagher continued: “The last thing we want now is another statement from the Bishop. We need action because it is now more urgent than ever. Many of those involved are elderly and it is vital that we see the Bishop take appropriate to address the harm done. And it is his responsibility and not ours to offer a solution that will end our misery.” “I want to remind the Bishop that Fr. Greene raped me when I was a child of twelve and it continued for a whole year. But if the church had dealt with him, I would not have been abused and the same applies to many others. I can never forgive Fr. Greene for his behaviour. What he did could not have gone without notice by his superiors and it is my view that is why he was moved from parish to parish… to continue his evil deeds, it was like a virus,” he added.Tribune queryIn the aftermath of the Bishop’s response, the Tribune addressed correspondence seeking clarification on a number of issues raised on behalf of victims last Friday afternoon.The paper sought to clarify if any response is being proposed in relation to clergy referenced in the documentary and in relation to the former schoolteacher, Denis McGinely whom the programme identified as being forewarned ahead of a Garda search of his home.They raised a query in relation to the circumstances that obtained when Fr. Eugene Greene was restored to diocesan duties prior to the appointment of Bishop Philip Boyce. Martin Ridge. Photo: TG4 FinneMartin Ridge RespondsReacting to the Bishop’s statement, Martin Ridge told the Tribune: “Bishop McGuckian seems to suggest that in the ‘Finné’ documentary that there was coverup with regard to child sexual abuse in the diocese and allegations of sorts that was not already known before. “There is nothing new in the documentary that was not already highlighted in ‘Sins of Omission’ in 2002 in ‘Shame of the Catholic Church’ in 2012 and in the book, ‘Breaking the Silence’ by Martin Ridge.“What’s not clear is what the Catholic Hierarchy knew about Eugene Greene’s activity with regards to abusing children. ” Ridge said: “Clarity in writing of what the Bishops knew would be important as they can’t wash their hands off this. The real story of what happened in Raphoe to hundreds and hundreds of victims will, in my opinion, only come out when there is a full garda investigation or judicial inquiry.”Bishop’s statement adds more confusion than clarity – Martin Ridge was last modified: November 12th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Finnélast_img read more

Did Martians Win the War of the Worlds?

first_imgIn the H.G. Wells version, the Martian invaders with their tripod machines and death rays, wreaking havoc on Earth, were defeated by Earth bacteria.  The new scientific plot envisioned by scientists, reported on Space.com, is that the Martians had the bacteria, and invaded Earth with it to either conquer Earth life or spread it onto our lifeless world.  Or was it the other way around?“We know very little about the origin of life on the Earth… how it happened, what kind of environment it might have happened in, and how long it look to go from the origin to the last common ancestor of life as we know it – a very complex organism very much like modern life,” [Carrine] Blank [Washington U in St. Louis] said.    Casting her eye back on Mars, Blank also said an unknown is whether conditions on early Mars were similar to what they were like on the early Earth when the origin of life likely happened.    “If they were similar, then perhaps a ‘second genesis’ could have been possible on Mars.  Even if conditions were different on Mars, there could still have been a second genesis only with a very different result than what happened on the Earth,” Blank stated.  “If these different life forms were spread throughout the solar system, then they might have co-existed if they could learn to depend upon each other.  If, on the other hand, they were in direct competition for resources, then you might expect that one would ‘win’ and survive, and the other go extinct,” she advised.So maybe the Martians won the war of the worlds.  Jack Farmer, an astrobiologist at Arizona State at Tempe, thinks the “War of the Worlds” scenario is a “serious possibility.”  Reporter Leonard David relayed some questions that raises in Farmer’s mind: “Who would win?  Is there the possibility for a competitive co-existence between life forms that originated on a different basis?”    Much of this discussion was prompted by the evidence for water found by the Mars Exploration Rovers (see 12/03/2004 headline).  Now, Spirit has found evidence for past water from a layered rock in the Columbia Hills, reports JPL.  For more on the complexity of the hypothetical last universal common ancestor (LUCA), see 02/29/2004 headline.Does water equal life?  Does mud equal a mud-brick pyramid?  Is science the art of building maybes on top of mights?  Does “might” make right?  Can they say the word “genesis” in school?  Does life just “happen”?  Can we say it “happened” when we know very little about the origin of life?  Can students have a chance to hear the controversy about evolution (see next headline), instead of the diet of empty speculation dished out by astrobiologists spending too much time watching old movies and not thinking straight?  Can they hear Jonathan Wells instead of H. G. Wells, and learn some science facts instead of science fiction?(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

After Effects Video Tutorial: Texturized Space Scene

first_imgIn this After Effects tutorial, learn to create a realistic space scene that’s perfect for a sci-fi or fantasy project!Now that you’ve seen a ‘super moon’ are you feeling inspired to create some celestial bodies in After Effects?In the following tutorial we will learn how to create a texturized space scene in After Effects. The tutorial covers:Blending ModesMasksCreating texturesWorking in 3D SpaceThe tutorial utilizes a lot of easy-to-understand techniques. In fact, a lot of this tutorials success comes from the various textures that were used in creating it. If you are looking for a great place to find textures, take a look at CGTextures.com. They have huge variety of textures that are 100% free. Or as the tutorial states, CCSearch is another good resource.This is just one of the many After Effects tutorials here on the PremiumBeat blog. You will find hundreds of tutorials and articles, all related to filmmaking and motion graphic design.Have any questions? Know of any other ways to create this same effect? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

Naveen launches schemes for welfare of urban population

first_imgOdisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched a number of schemes for the welfare of the State’s urban population on the occasion of local self-government day on Saturday.Addressing the officials and people gathered at Bhubaneswar, Puri and Berhampur through video-conferencing from the Lok Seva Bhavan here, Mr. Patnaik said that his government was taking all possible measures to make urban areas in the State garbage-free within a year.Ward officesMr. Patnaik opened offices in all the wards of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation. He said that the process has started for opening of similar offices in all the 2,035 wards in the urban areas.The Chief Minister also laid foundation for establishment of 342 micro composite centres for production of organic manure in 114 urban local bodies and 40 solid waste treatment plants in 20 ULBs in the State.Mr. Patnaik also launched a scheme to give approval to building plans within 48 hours in Bhubaneswar. Such facilities will be extended to other cities in the State.Stating that the building plan approval scheme was implemented as per the 5T initiative of the State government to achieve transformation goals through teamwork, transparency and technology enablers in a time-bound manner, Mr. Patnaik thanked the officials for making this possible within a month.Financial assistanceThe Chief Minister also launched the online distribution of financial assistance of ₹10,000 each among the small businessmen affected by Cyclone Fani in Puri district in May this year.last_img read more