first_imgDMG Motors in Donegal Town are hosting an amazing Škoda Open Event for a limited time only.From 12th-31st October 2019, Škoda are giving their best-ever offer of 0% finance across the entire range of new 201 cars.Whether it’s the SUV Range, Karoq, Kodiaq or the incredible all new Superb, the offer spans across every model. Plus, get a three-year fixed price service plan of only €12.99 per month. The new ŠKODA SUPERBThis 0% finance special is for a limited time only, and with just over two weeks left, there has never been a better time to visit DMG Motors, the leading Škoda dealer in Donegal, and view the impressive range.Here, General Manager Stephen McCaul talks about the super offers and servicing deals available on new Škoda cars this October:To book a test drive call DMG Motors on 0749721396 or call into the showroom at Clar Road, Donegal Town. Visit: www.dmgmotors.ieWatch: Best ever offer for limited time at DMG Motors Škoda Open Event was last modified: October 14th, 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:201 carsDMG MOTORSmotoringSkodaskoda open eventSUPERBvideolast_img read more

first_imgStanford scientists are blaming evolution for our difficulty at golf, according to The Stanford Daily.  Working with rhesus monkeys, the researchers found that primate brains are too adaptable to changing conditions to become good at a repetitive tasks.  “One possible explanation for the observation is that evolution favored predators who could improvise, as they never face an identical situation twice when hunting prey,” explained reporter Daniel Novinson.  But with the D word designed used twice by Mark Churchland, what is the message?“The nervous system was not designed to do the same thing over and over,” said Churchland, a co-author of the study, to the Washington Post.  “The nervous system was designed to be flexible.  You typically find yourself doing things you’ve never done before.”Apparently no one asked the traditional follow-up question, “Who designed the designer?”Some weeks we may need a category for Stupid Evolution Quote of the Day.  Did it never cross their designed minds that a flexible nervous system is a good example of purposeful design?  Why give Charlie Chance the credit?  Meanwhile, if you hit the sand trap, blame yourself, not evolution.  Golf would not have evolved.  It has negative survival value.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgSeeking to complete a whitewash, India would again rely on the guile and skill of their spinners when they take on a hapless New Zealand in the second and final cricket Test starting here on Friday.A 2-0 triumph would go a long way in erasing the bitter memories of previous season during which India were routed 4-0 by both England and Australia when they toured there.The Indians have bounced back in style this season by outplaying New Zealand inside four days in a lop-sided opening Test on the turning track of Hyderabad.Thoroughly outplayed in Hyderabad, the Kiwis will be hoping to find a way to counter the Indian spinners in the match which was expected to be affected by the inclement weather prevailing here for the past few days.Though Chinnaswamy curator Narayan Raju talked about a tinge of grass available on the pitch, the New Zealand think tank doesn’t hope for spin respite. They expect groundsmen to shave the pitch off and make sure it is dry.The inability of the New Zealand batsmen to handle spin was exposed in Hyderabad where 18 of their 20 wickets fell to tweakers.With off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin taking 12 wickets and left-armer Pragyan Ojha grabbing six, India underlined their supremacy on home soil by winning the first Test convincingly.India will once again look towards the spin duo to sweep the short series against the struggling Black Caps.Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is aware of the role the spin duo played in India’s victory in the last home Test series against the West Indies in November 2011 during which they shared 42 wickets in three matches.advertisementAmong the few positives for the Kiwis, Kane Williamson scored 32 and 52 in the first Test, while opener Brendon McCullum managed 42 in an innings of uncharacteristic restraint in the second dig.But more is required from the Black Caps who showed a distinct lack of application and patience in the opening match.Martin Guptill and McCullum will be looking to give a solid platform to the visitors which is crucial for them to make a battle of it against the formidable Indians.Skipper Ross Taylor, who hasn’t had a productive last two series, will also be looking to step up to the task without further ado.While Kiwi batsmen are sweating it out at the nets asking their spinners to bowl at them, their seamers are praying for a blanket of moisture than a dry surface for them to exploit the conditions.Weathermen predict that for the next five days, Bangalore will witness scattered thunderstorms which may affect the match. Temperatures will remain high at 26 degree Celsius and low at 20 degree Celsius each day.With youngsters Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli making headlines in the absence of batting greats VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid, the spotlight will also be on older generation of batsmen Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.Tendulkar has been working hard on his defence in the nets, while Sehwag went after strokes to get himself in right frame of mind.Concerns for Tendulkar probably springs from his nature of dismissals. He has been out 22 times either bowled or leg before wicket.Pujara’s form ahead of tougher assignments against England and Australia augurs well for India. The Saurashtrian hit a maiden Test century (159) in Hyderabad to help his side post a big total.The Indians start favourites by quite a few miles but the famous Kiwi resilience to punch above their weight cannot be ignored either.The Squads:India (from): Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar, Subramaniam Badrinath, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Pragyan Ojha, Umesh Yadav, Ajinkya Rahane, Piyush Chawla, Ishant Sharma, Suresh Raina.New Zealand (from): Ross Taylor (captain), Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Daniel Flynn, James Franklin, Martin Guptill, Chris Martin, Brendon McCullum, Tarun Nethula, Jeetan Patel, Tim Southee, Kruger van Wyk, Neil Wagner, Bradley-John Watling, Kane Williamson.Match starts at 9.30 am (IST).last_img read more

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday announced the 2019-20 home season which will include 5 Tests, 9 ODIs, and 12 T20Is.The season will start with the Freedom Trophy for the Gandhi-Mandela series played between India & South Africa in September, followed by a T20I & Test series against Bangladesh in November.The West Indies will then tour India in the month of December and following suit will be Zimbabwe and Australia in January. The 5 Tests to be played in the 2019-20 season will be a part of the Test Championship.A complete breakdown of the home series fixtures are mentioned below:Freedom Trophy – 201915th September – 1st T20I, Dharamsala18th September – 2nd T20I, Mohali22nd September – 3rd T20I, BengaluruOctober 2-6 – 1st Test, VizagOctober 10-14 – 2nd Test, RanchiOctober 19-23 – 3rd Test, PuneBangladesh’s Tour of India – 20193rd November – 1st T20I, Delhi7th November – 2nd T20I, Rajkot10th November – 3rd T20I, NagpurNovember 14-18 – 1st Test, IndoreNovember 22-26 – 2nd Test, KolkataWest Indies’ Tour of India 20196th December – 1st T20I, Mumbai8th December – 2nd T20I, Thiruvananthapuram11th December – 3rd T20I, Hyderabad15th December – 1st ODI, Chennai18th December – 2nd ODI, Vizag22nd December – 3rd ODI, CuttackZimbabwe’s Tour of India – 20205th January – 1st T20I, Guwahati7th January – 2nd T20I, Indoreadvertisement10th January – 3rd T20I, PuneAustralia’s Tour of India – 202014th January – 1st ODI, Mumbai17th January – 2nd ODI, Rajkot19th January – 3rd ODI, BengaluruSouth Africa’s Tour of India – 202012th March – 1st ODI, Dharamsala15th March – 2nd ODI, Lucknow18th March – 3rd ODI, Kolkata(As issued in BCCI’s Media Release)Also Read | Shahid Afridi fully confident that Pakistan will win World Cup 2019Also Read | World Cup 2019: Indian football team sends good wishes to Indian cricket team’s waylast_img read more

first_imgLast weekend, the latest CBS Cares Public Service Announcements (PSAs) for the national education nonprofit, the I Have A Dream Foundation (IHDF), aired during CBS’ extensive coverage of the Super Bowl.The PSAs featured CBS stars Tea Leoni (MADAM SECRETARY) and Tom Selleck (BLUE BLOODS) in order to bring attention to the urgent need to increase access to and affordability of higher education for children from low-income families.You can watch the videos here.The Super Bowl ads are the latest in a national ad campaign featuring IHDF. Over the holidays, CBS celebrities Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory) and LL Cool J (NCIS: Los Angeles) were in similar PSAs urging support for IHDF’s mission. The PSAs will continue to run throughout the Spring.With more than 100 million people tuned into Super Bowl 50, IHDF reports all-time high web traffic and engagement.“At IHDF, we have helped put the dream of a college education within reach for tens of thousands of our ‘Dreamers’ across the country,” said Donna A. Lawrence, President and CEO of the National “I Have A Dream” Foundation. “The increased attention to our organization as a result of being featured during Super Bowl 50 will help us to expand our programs, making the dream of a college education a reality for thousands more children.”Through its national office and 16 affiliates across the country (including Atlanta, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, L.A., New Jersey, New York, and Oregon), IHDF supports students in under-resourced public schools. But this isn’t a typical financial assistance or scholarship program. IHDF chooses entire classes of students, and in some cases entire schools, and supports each student from early elementary school all the way through college. Every student in the program receives guaranteed tuition assistance for higher education as well as continued support throughout their college career. As a result, students who have passed through IHDF’s program (dubbed “Dreamers”) are more than two times as likely to receive a Bachelor’s degree as their low-income peers.“Some kids don’t get to do the same things as us, so I want people to do the same thing as us and get a good education,” said Johnny Castro, a “Dreamer” and Des Moines middle school student, who helped to promote the Super Bowl CBS Cares PSA campaign.Since 1981, “I Have A Dream” programs have operated in 28 states, Washington, D.C., and New Zealand, together serving nearly 17,000 students. The CBS Cares attention comes at a crucial point for the foundation’s future; IHDF, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, is launching a growth plan to significantly increase the program’s reach and capacity. Over the next five years, IHDF intends to triple the total number of active Dreamers in the program from 3,200 to 10,000 and increase their footprint by doubling their network from 16 to 32 local “I Have A Dream” affiliates around the country.last_img read more