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  • Stop flying Confederate flag appeal to Cork fans from head of GAA (Ireland)

    07/17/2015 1:07:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Irish Central ^ | July 17, 2015 01:20 AM | Sheila Langan
    The president of Ireland’s Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) has implored fans of the County Cork teams to stop waving the Confederate flag during games. Fans of Cork (“the Rebel County”), whose colors are red and white, are known for flying a range of flags from around the world emblazoned with those colors. Some fans have a preference for the US Confederate flag because of the red and the white and because of the “rebel” connotations. This allegiance has been a source of controversy in the past, with activist groups in Ireland calling for a ban on the use of the...
  • Inventor takes inspiration from a cork-screw to develop a better way to give birth

    11/25/2013 8:48:04 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 17 replies
    Daily Mail UK Online ^ | 15NOV2013 | Emma Innes
    An Argentinian car mechanic has invented a potentially life-saving device that could be used to help deliver babies when complications occur during labour. Jorge Odón, 59, designed the instrument which could be safer than forceps, a ventouse, or a Caesarean section, in a non-hospital setting. The Odón Device uses a polyethylene sleeve, fixed around the baby's head, to pull the child down the birth canal.
  • Up and Down Like a Cork? (geologic strata) (article)

    09/11/2013 11:00:27 AM PDT · by fishtank · 7 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Sept. 2013 | John D. Morris, Ph.D.
    Up and Down Like a Cork? by John D. Morris, Ph.D. * In a prior column, I pointed out that Earth’s strata, which often lay conformably one on top another, are believed to be separated by millions of years of time, according to traditional thinking.1 The dates—derived by radioisotope dating, the fossil content, or whatever means—often indicate that the top of one bed is much older than the bottom of the overlying bed. This age difference claim is made in spite of the fact that the layers are right on top of each other—clearly appearing like their deposition was continuous....
  • Pennsylvania Woman Charged With Recruiting Violent Jihadist Fighters

    03/09/2010 12:56:58 PM PST · by Doogle · 152 replies · 3,304+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 030910 | FOX NEWS
    A Pennsylvania woman known to authorities as "Jihad Jane" was charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to kill in a foreign country, making false statements to a government official and attempted identity theft. The indictment, unsealed Monday, charges that Colleen R. LaRose, and five unindicted co-conspirators recruited men on the Internet to wage violent jihad in South Asia and Europe, and recruited women on the Internet who had passports and the ability to travel to and around Europe in support of violent jihad.
  • Man attempts to set himself alight at Gaza protest

    01/03/2009 3:16:32 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 61 replies · 1,687+ views
    irishtimes.com ^ | 01/03/09 | AOIFE CARR
    Protestors burn the Israeli flag outside Leinster House during the Ireland Palestine demonstration in Dublin today. Photo: Matt Kavanagh A man attempted to set himself alight at a protest today in Dublin over the continued bombing of Gaza. The man, who appeared visibly distraught, set his arms and shoulders alight before onlookers managed to extinguish the flames. He was not seriously injured. The incident happened at around 1.45pm this afternoon at the Central Bank in Dublin where around 600 people had gathered to protest at Israeli attacks in Gaza. The protest continued without incident to Leinster House and finished this...
  • The Quiet Man

    10/07/2007 2:44:39 PM PDT · by Marc Tumin · 3 replies · 566+ views
    Irish Examiner USA ^ | Oct. 3, 2007 | Marc-Yves Tumin
    Last week, I took my favorite train to one of my favorite parts of the city, Main Street, Flushing, and a world unto itself. After soaking up some of the exuberant street life, I hopped a bus to Whitestone, Queens, and a cozy house on a tree-lined thoroughfare of clipped hedges and tidy lawns. This is a tranquil neighborhood. There’s a seminary up the road. It’s the perfect outpost for someone who’s helped restore your faith in humanity. He was already a legend when I met him at the Irish Echo, 24 years ago. They said his generosity was incomparable,...
  • Archaeologists Uncover County's 'First Capital (Cork, Ireland - 1200BC)

    08/21/2007 2:39:48 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 614+ views
    Irish Examiner ^ | 8-21-2007 | Sean O'Riordan
    Archaeologists uncover county’s ‘first capital’ By Sean O’Riordan21 August 2007 ARCHAEOLOGISTS believe they have discovered what may have been Cork’s ancient capital, built 3,200 years ago at a time when Rameses III was pharaoh of Egypt. A team of archaeologists from UCC, led by Professor William O’Brien, have carried out extensive research that sheds new light on what is the largest prehistoric monument in Co Cork and the oldest dated ringfort in the country. Their three-year project, funded by the Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences and the Royal Irish Academy, shows that huge wooden defence walls once...
  • A Swedish Meatball in Israel

    11/27/2006 5:20:38 PM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies · 893+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11-27-0 | Lee Kaplan
    The demand came into Israel's Foreign Ministry from the Swedish ambassador in Tel Aviv demanding an explanation. A Swedish ISM activist, a woman named Tove Johansson, was struck in the face by those nasty settlers in Hebron. Johansson, 19, was in Hebron demonstrating with the ISM through one of its "Christian peacemaker" groups. She chose to be there during an international Shabaton bringing Jews from all over the world to celebrate Judaism in King David's former capital. Johansson was armed with a video camera. The ISM likes to film Jewish settlers off guard, like when the settlers chase Arabs off...
  • Sosa's legacy up for debate(headed for retirement?)

    02/17/2006 4:55:11 AM PST · by Neville72 · 13 replies · 415+ views
    AP ^ | 2/16/2006 | Rick Gano
    MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Sammy Sosa was once one of baseball's most popular figures, a prodigious home run hitter who raced enthusiastically to his position and tapped his heart to salute adoring fans in the Wrigley Field bleachers. Now one season after his bitter departure from the Chicago Cubs, the 37-year-old Sosa is probably headed to retirement, his days of circling the bases over. If that is the case, he leaves behind a conflicting legacy. "I imagine it's frustrating when you get to this point in your career and you can't get a guaranteed contract. I can't imagine what that...
  • Clinton Sympathizes With Sammy Sosa [Shocking News!]

    06/11/2003 7:00:12 AM PDT · by ewing · 13 replies · 339+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | June 11, 2003 | Mike Kiley
    Sammy Sosa recently got a sympathetic phone call from a guy who knows something about being ripped an lampooned.Bill Clinton told Sosa to hang in there.Sosa will learn today if he, agent Tom Reich or Cubs President Andy MacPhail spoke persuasively enough at his hearing Tuesday with Major League Baseball officials to have his eight game suspension reduced by a game or two.Sources said Major Leage Bseball will probably release its decision by mid morning.
  • No Evidence of Cork in Sosa's Hall of Fame Bats [3 X-Rays, 2 CT Scans All Negative]

    06/05/2003 12:32:30 PM PDT · by ewing · 30 replies · 443+ views
    AP News Ticker ^ | June 5, 2003 | staff writer
    COOPERSTOWN, New York-Tests conducted on five of Sammy Sosa's game bats donated to the National Basball Hall of Fame revealed no cork, unlike the infmaous one he used Tuesday night, the museum announced Thursday.The Hall of Fame had X-Rays taken of three bats Wednesday, and CT scans of two others on Thursday.MConducted by a radiologist at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, the tests were negative.
  • Walker: Sosa's Explanations Don't Add Up

    06/04/2003 7:36:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 125 replies · 639+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/4/03 | BEN WALKER
    Walker: Sosa's Explanations Don't Add Up 1 hour, 23 minutes ago By BEN WALKER, AP Baseball Writer Sammy Sosa said all the right things. It was a mistake. It was for the fans. It was an accident that will not happen again. A lot of explanations and excuses. And about as hard to believe as many of those 500-foot monster shots he launches. On Wednesday, X-rays showed that 76 of Sosa's bats confiscated a day earlier were clean. Which would mean he somehow hit a 1-in-77 chance of bad luck. Hmmmm. Sosa insists he was using a lighter, corked bat...
  • Chicagoans Heap Scorn on Sosa for Corking Bat

    06/04/2003 1:47:31 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 82 replies · 295+ views
    Reuters, via Yahoo! ^ | June 4, 2003 | Andrew Stern
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Baseball slugger Sammy Sosa's love affair with his fans splintered like his corked bat as former loyalists wondered if the effervescent outfielder's apology -- and his brawn -- were as phony as his stick. "It's not just the cork in his bats, it's the steroids in his veins," Ryan Snitkowsky, a doctor sitting outside the firehouse across from storied Wrigley Field, home of Sosa's Chicago Cubs (news), said on Wednesday. "It throws a question mark over all those home runs," pitched in firefighter Lee Yankowski. Said fellow firefighter Neal Johnson: "The jury's still out -- what's going...
  • Kilmeade takes a swipe at Clinton.

    06/04/2003 10:53:19 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 49 replies · 458+ views
    This morning Brian Kilmeade took a shot at Bill Clinton while talking about Sammy Sosa. Brian:"Geez, we had Sammy Sosa doing this in 1998, then Mark Maguire with the steroids, and also Clinton. Was anything in 1998 real at all?" Then the other day he took a pot shot at CNN. He was talking to Michele Malkin, and she said that some critics tell her to go back to her own country. Brian responded.. "Well, those people are from CNN, and they are just jealous because you are here on Foxnews."