Study of gay brothers to offer genetic insight

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.If fresh evidence is found suggesting genes are involved, perhaps homosexuality will be viewed as no different than other genetic traits like height and hair color, said Julio, a student at De- Paul University in Chicago. Adds his brother, “I think it would help a lot of folks understand us better.” The federally funded study, led by Chicago area researchers, will rely on blood or saliva samples to help scientists search for genetic clues to the origins of homosexuality. Parents and straight brothers also are being recruited. While initial results aren’t expected until next year – and won’t provide a final answer – skeptics are already attacking the methods and disputing the presumed results. Previous studies have shown that sexual orientation tends to cluster in families, though that doesn’t prove genetics is involved.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Lindsey Tanner THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – Julio and Mauricio Cabrera are gay brothers who are convinced their sexual orientation is as deeply rooted as their Mexican ancestry. They are among 1,000 pairs of gay brothers taking part in the largest study to date seeking genes that may influence whether people are gay. The Cabreras hope the findings will help silence critics who say homosexuality is an immoral choice. last_img read more

MAN ROARED ‘PIGS’ AND ‘OINK, OINK’ AT GARDAI

first_imgA man who was intoxicated during an altercation with a Gardai during which he was called a pig was given the chance to have his case struck out if he paid €100 to charity.Letterkenny court.Sean McGarvey of Dollar Row, appeared before Falcarragh Dsitrict Court in Letetrkenny yesterday. The court heard how McGarvey, 21, was with a friend at the Dollar Bar at Ballyconnell on June 28th, 2014.A Garda was passing and two males began roaring at Gardai.They were asked to quieten down but McGarvey continued to shout at Gardai calling them ‘pigs’ and shouting ‘oink, oink” the court was told.He was eventually arrested and was then given a lift home to his father’s house.Judge Paul Kelly asked McGarvey if he had a drink problem and the builder, with no previous convictions, said he had not.“This was completely unedifying behaviour and after all this the Gardai still brought you home,” commented the Judge.He was told that if he handed over €100 to the Falcarragh Youth Diversion Project, the matter would be struck out.McGarvey agreed to pay the money which he produced in court.MAN ROARED ‘PIGS’ AND ‘OINK, OINK’ AT GARDAI was last modified: April 16th, 2015 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:donegalFalcarraghGardaipigsSean McGarveylast_img read more

Fiscal restraint

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe unspent bonanza is irksome to City Councilman Greig Smith who, like any politician worth his salt, is loath to see public funds not get spent. “That’s what’s bothersome … it’s just sitting there,” Smith said. To be sure, this is not typical bureaucratic behavior. But that doesn’t mean the councils ought to be punished for saving their funds. The money shouldn’t have any strings attached. If the councils want to spend it now or save up for a big-ticket item, that’s their business, not the city’s. Officials at the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment note that the disbursement of budgets is relatively new, as are the certification of many individual councils. Considering this, it’s no wonder then that the movement of citizens might use more caution with the public’s money. City officials should lose the time limit for neighborhood councils to spend their allocated budgets. It’s a paltry enough sum – considering the tens of millions routinely squandered at City Hall without public benefit – so forcing them to use it or lose it is tantamount to incentivizing wasteful spending. HERE’S a problem rarely encountered in modern times: government not spending money fast enough. Yet that’s exactly what’s vexing many at Los Angeles City Hall. The city’s neighborhood councils are the best hope that someday democratic institutions will actually flourish in the city. And many of the 88 citizen advisory panels actually are showing respect for taxpayers’ money. The Daily News reported Sunday that many of the neighborhood councils have not spent all their allocated funds from the city, and might actually lose the grants. Of the $11 million that has been doled out to certified neighborhood councils in $50,000-a-year increments, only $2 million has been spent. Yet, this fiscal restraint isn’t winning the councils any awards. Indeed, the councils lose their grants unless they spend the cash in three years. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

ANNE FAILS TO LAND SEAT AS MP, BUT DOES WELL!

first_imgTHE Scottish National Party’s Anne McLaughlin – whose family roots are in Donegal – has failed to win a seat as a British MP.The British Labour Party won the Inverclyde by-election for the UK parliament but its majority has been more than halved by Anne’s campaign.Iain McKenzie took the Westminster seat with 15,118 votes over the SNP’s Anne McLaughlin on 9,280. Labour’s majority fell from 14,416 at the 2010 general election to 5,838. Speaking after the result, Ms McLaughlin said: “We have cut Labour’s majority by more than half which I am thrilled about.“The reason I’m thrilled is that I met so many people who said they had voted Labour all their lives, but they were motivated by how well they felt the SNP government was doing, how well we did in the last elections and by the campaign that we’ve run here in Inverclyde, to vote SNP for the first time.“Obviously for us to cut their majority by so much, several thousand people voted SNP no doubt for the first time, so I’m really pleased that so many people took that step and will continue to vote for us.”Ms McLaughlin’s grandparents are from Donegal – and she has many friends in Gortahork. ANNE FAILS TO LAND SEAT AS MP, BUT DOES WELL! was last modified: July 1st, 2011 by gregShare 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:anne mclaughlindonegalgortahorkScottish National Partylast_img read more

KCCA FC coach Mike Mutebi decries ex-Onduparaka striker Mohammad Shaban’s continued inactivity

first_imgShaban Mohammad is yet to feature in the Azam Premier League this season. Photo by Shaban Mohammad.FOOTBALL–It’s now over a month ever since Shaban Mohammad signed a three-year deal with KCCA FC from Onduparaka but he is still yet to feature for the Kasasiro Boys.The controversial transfer was completed on transfer deadline day in Uganda amid claims that it was not sanctioned by Onduparaka.With FUFA giving KCCA FC the go ahead, the Lugogo-based side did the needful and signed one of Uganda’s most exiting prospects on a long term deal.Little did they know that the striker would not play for them come today which has resulted into frustration for the coach Mike Mutebi.“We (KCCA) signed Shaban because FUFA gave us the go ahead and promised us that the boy would play,” Mutebi said.“The players status committee was surposed to avail Shaban with a provisional licence that would allow him to play for KCCA FC but we have not received it upto now,” he added.He said what is happening to Shaban is similar to what happened to Saddam Juma.Towards the end of last season, KCCA FC signed Saddam Juma from Express upon assurances from FUFA that he would be able to play for them.After signing him on a two-year deal and trying to play him in the CAF Confederations cup, KCCA where delt a blow when CAF told them that he could not feature untill the official transfer window had opened in July.That restricted Saddam to only two appearances in the tournament which angered Mutebi and officials at KCCA.Having not learnt from their mistakes, both FUFA and KCCA went through with Shaban’s transfer from Onduparaka although the Arua-based side had clearly indicated that they would block the move and it’s now five games and he is still yet to get his official debut for the Kasasiro Boys.“We as KCCA FC will seat and wait on what is decided but when you look at everything, it is the ‘kid’ who is loosing.“For his sake, I don’t care if he goes back to Onduparaka or stays with us because he should be playing football in order to better his career,” Mike Mutebi concluded.Shaban requested to leave Onduparaka before the start of the current Azam Uganda Premier League season, citing hostile playing conditions and his future being in danger.His wish was granted by the Players status committee but Onduparaka blocked the move on grounds that KCCA had not met their compensation claims.It remains to be seen where Shaban will play his next competitive League game but as KCCA FC coach Mike Mutebi said, many of the football fans in the country would also not care for as long as he is playing and his future is not in any danger.Commentslast_img read more

Plan Ahead: Stranorlar-Kilross road closed this weekend

first_imgMotorists are urged to plan their journeys in advance and expect delays due to the temporary road closure at Tircallan commencing this Friday evening (Feb 2nd).A section of the N13 road between the Kilross Junction and Stranorlar will be closed to traffic from Friday 7pm to Monday, 5th Feb at 7am.The weekend diversions are in place due to roads workers carrying out culvert replacement works in the area. Local diversions will be in place via Convoy and Casltefinn.  Primary traffic and HGVs are advised to travel via Lifford (N14).The alternative routes for the duration of the closures are as follows:For primary and HGV diversions the route will be  Letterkenny (N14/N13 – Dry Arch Roundabout) – Lifford (N14) – Ballybofey (N15)For local diversion: Kilross (N13) – Convoy (R236) – Castlefinn – Ballybofey (N15)Bus Eireann has notified customers that the road closure will affect routes 64. 480, 494 and 491 and although local diversions will be in place, delays of up to 45 minutes may occur.A second temporary closure is planned for 7pm Friday 9th February 2018 until 7am on Monday 12th February 2018.  Plan Ahead: Stranorlar-Kilross road closed this weekend was last modified: February 2nd, 2018 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

Fabwigs Hair Fabwigs Clip In Human Hair Extensions – 15 18 20 22 Inch 7pcs 70g Set – Silky Straight Human Remy Hair : Gorgeous colour

first_img Posted on June 18, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Hair ExtensionsTags Fabwigs Hair SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-06-18 23:37:13Reviewed Item Fabwigs Clip In Human Hair Extensions – 15 18 20 22 Inch 7pcs 70g Set – Silky Straight Human Remy Hair (18 Inch #1 Jet Black)Rating 4.7 / 5  stars, based on  25  reviews But overall good if you have thin hair to begin with. Perfect colour match and great quality – very happy. Fabwigs Clip In Human Hair Extensions – 15 18 20 22 Inch 7pcs 70g Set – Silky Straight Human Remy Hair (18 Inch #1 Jet Black)100% remy human hair, double strong weft, tight and neat, stainless steel clips, easy to ware and removeNo Shedding,No Tangles,No Smell,Top Quality,Silky Soft.Can Be Curled, Straightened, Tongued & Washed, But Do Not Use High Tempreture.Item included: 7 pieces 70 grams per pack,16 clips, 22 colors available.All the extensions have been dyed the different color in the processing, if you want to re-stain, light color can be dyed to darker, but the darker can??t be dye to light. Very excited about these, they look and feel amazing. I will be coming back again and again. I usually pay out sooo much money for real hair clip ins i have tried them all (halo etc) these are just as good. They stay straight, hold a curl without spray, stay in, don’t show, wash nice. I have a auburn colour hair which is impossible to match. So i purchased these in blonde and used a box dye on them, i was so impressed they turned colour quickly i was able to rinse them in 10 mins, then condition, perfect. Fooled so many people into thinking it was my natural hair. Lovely hair but a bit definitely not 70g each, bought 2 packs. Will have to order more to make it thicker. Fabwigs Clip In Human Hair Extensions – 15 18 20 22 Inch 7pcs 70g Set – Silky Straight Human Remy Hair (18 Inch #1 Jet Black) : Amazing quality hair, clips stay attached to hair once in but one pack definitely isn’t enough for a full head i’d say you’d need 2-3 packs for a full head. Brill condition arrived next day and they easy to manage. I do recommend this product. Excellent service, lovely natural hair and the colours are spot on. Will defo be using and recomending to others. Yes these are thin as lot of people have mentioned but as a hair consultant i have to say that for the quality of the hair that is to be expected at 20 inches. Your best bet is to take 2 of the same size. Temove the clips on one set carefully using only s stitch unpicked never scissors. Now match up the 2 strips so that the streaks are opposite colours. Sew the one without the clips on top of clip one. This saves putting too much weight on ones head from the clips. I personally bought one streaked and one light caramel brown and placed one caramel brown weft on top of a streaked one. If you have more streaked purchase i streaked one and one light blonde. Remember to double check the weight of hair. 70g was definitely not enough for my average hair. But thanks for the quick email guys. Gorgeous colour, but they are very thin. You would need 3-4 packs for a full head full volume look. For the price these are great extensions. I only use a couple of strips and replace every few weeks. They stay nice for this long and because of the low price you can afford to swap them more often. Great quality hair for the price. Exactly as described but definitely a bit longer then 15′. I did get 3 packs as i have thick hair and 3 packs work out as the perfect weight for a full head of thick hair. Will be getting these again when i need to replace those ones. You get what you pay for colour is as shown but hair was mostly synthetic. Fantastic extensions, i removed the clips and weaved them in, will be ordering more. Bought these to thicken up some other extensions although i’m not sure they’re 100% human hair. Having had contact with the seller about this they have been a huge help, fantastic communication and can confirm that although the product was not for me personally, the seller works hard to make their buyers happy. For this reason i give them 4 stars. last_img read more

12 years ago on this day: Sachin Tendulkar broke Sunil Gavaskar’s record for most Test hundreds

first_imgOn December 10 in 2005, Sachin Tendulkar went past Sunil Gavaskar’s tally of record 34 hundreds in Test cricket when he struck his 35th.Tendulkar scored 109 against Sri Lanka at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi to surpass Gavaskar, who achieved the feat against Sri Lanka at Kanpur in 1986 when he struck 176.Tendulkar played a record 200 Test matches for India in a career that lasted 24 years.Tendulkar, who wanted to be a fast bowler, hammered 51 Test hundreds and 49 centuries in one day internationals. He went to the MRF pace academy but Australian fast bowling great Dennis Lillee advised Tendulkar to focus on his batting. The rest is history.He finished his career as the leading run-getter in international cricket, with 34,357 runs across formats — 15,921 in 200 Tests, 18,426 in 463 ODIs and 10 in 1 T20 international. He played his final match — his 200th Test — at his home ground in November 2013 at the Wankhede stadium when India hosted West Indies in a Test series.Tendulkar was the first male cricketer to smash a double hundred in ODIs when he struck 200 not out off 147 balls against South Africa in Gwalior on February 24, 2010.He made a record six World Cup appearances eventually ending up on the triumphant side in his last tournament, in 2011 at the Wankhede stadium when India defeated Sri Lanka in the final.Tendulkar also played in the Indian Premier League for Mumbai Indians. In 78 matches, he smashed 2334 runs including one century and 13 fifties.last_img read more

Vegas Computer Is Predicting 2 Huge Week 1 Upsets

first_imgIt is finally here. Game week for Week 1 of the 2018 college football season has arrived.There are a couple of huge matchups this week. There are multiple games that could have an early impact on the College Football Playoff chase.Additionally, there are a few under-the-radar games that could get wild. One Vegas computer model is predicting two big upsets in those games.OddsShark’s computer is picking FAU to knock off Oklahoma and San Diego State to shock Stanford.Here are their score predictions.Score prediction for FAU OklahomaScore prediction for Stanford-San Diego State.We’ll see if these picks come to fruition. If these upsets happen, college football will be rocked in Week 1.You can view all of OddsShark’s predictions here.last_img