Real-life terror: Ballybofey mum reveals daughter’s fear as she spots burglar in garden

first_imgA Donegal mother-of-two has told of the panic in her daughter’s voice after she had spotted a man trying to gain access to their home in the early hours of yesterday morning. Ursula Quigley-Moore, who lives in The Beeches area of Ballybofey, told Donegal Daily how her 16-year-old daughter panicked when she saw a ‘hooded man’ lurking in the garden.Quigley-Moore said: “My daughter came home at around 2.30 am as she was at an Irish Dancing party in Harvey’s Point. “She wasn’t in her room five minutes when she came running into my room in a panic saying there was a man in a black hoody lurking in our front garden looking up at the bedroom windows.“I looked out and he was still there standing in the middle of the garden. We knocked on the window to let him know we could see him and he started to walk away.”She explained that neighbours revealed to her the following morning that the man had attempted to secure entry into several properties in the estate before having one final attempt at the Quigley-Moore residence.“After that, we could hear a lot of commotion outside. We looked out again and the guards had arrived into the cul de sac. “They called into our house to make sure everyone was ok,” she added.“Yesterday we got an updated story on events. Our neighbour and her boyfriend got home from a night out just after my daughter got home.“They saw the offender coming from the side of my house and they shouted to him what he was doing. He continued to hide behind the bushes in my garden and my neighbour’s boyfriend came over to confront him and see what he was at.“He then chased my neighbours into their house and starting banging on their door and shouting at them.“At this stage, they rang the guards who arrived at the scene promptly, chased the assailant, caught him and arrested him. “Apparently he had been across the road at my other neighbour’s house who also saw him and knocked out at him and then he proceeded to check my house.”It is understood that a chase ensued when Gardai arrived at the scene at which point the man tried to flee.“At this stage, the guards arrived at the scene promptly, chased the man, caught him and arrested him.“Nobody likes to hear their daughter in a panic at any time of the day but in the early hours of the morning your stomach just lurches. “Her voice was between a cry and pure panic,” the Donegal mother explained.“When she said he was looking up at the windows and just lurking in the garden with a hoody up I knew he was up to no good.“I felt relieved when he was arrested and then angry the next day thinking how dare someone violate our privacy as we sleep.“We try to build a nice environment for our children in a nice estate and try to give them nice things for some low life to come in and take it all away.”Real-life terror: Ballybofey mum reveals daughter’s fear as she spots burglar in garden was last modified: October 2nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:BallybofeyburglarfearGardaimumlast_img read more

Evolutionary Contradiction As Mental Illness

first_img It is not clear how one goes about evolutionizing one’s life, if evolution is a passive, unguided process that happens to the human race.  Does the verb evolutionize imply purpose and forethought – i.e., intelligent design?  It is also not clear how Dowd and Barlow can defend the idea that integrity, joy, or science itself evolved, much less that by following a purposely-designed course one can achieve them or know what has been achieved.  Further, his mission would seem to play into the hands of Darwin critics who argue that evolutionism has become a religion.  Nevertheless, his course has garnered praise from ardent evolutionists and skeptics, including well-known anti-ID skeptic Michael Shermer, who teaches a bonus session entitled, “Why the Science of Good and Evil Matters.” Apparently, Shermer is not turning his skeptical lens on himself or Dowd.  A good skeptic should be trained in elementary logic, which begins, “A is not non-A.”  The self-refuting fallacy errs by violating this basic premise of rationality, leading to self-contradiction.  Shermer needs to be reminded that an argument which refutes itself is necessarily false.  If evolution teaches that Stuff Happens, it is impossible to activate it by choice – to Happen-ize your Stuff.  In the second item above, it appears that Patrick Davies never even considered that his notion of divergent evolution in living infants, by explaining opposite outcomes, explains nothing.  Every parent knows that both hawks and doves can be found within one family.  Not only that, doves can turn into hawks, and vice versa, at different stages in their development, without evolving.  And even it were possible, he certainly did not provide any evidence from genetics or fossils to trace the development of these opposite adaptive behaviors.  As such, it appears that trying to explain opposite outcomes with reference to “the evolution of” this or that has no more scientific explanatory power than invoking “the demon of” this or that.  As for Niko Alm (first item), bless his spaghetti brain.  More power to him.  Let’s encourage him to start a trend.  Anybody want to donate the money for pasta strainers for his church?  This can be a win-win situation; it can help them feel a mystical purpose in life, and it can help the sane ones among us identify them easier.  Then, we can take them all to land donated by a benevolent society where they can carry on their Evolutionary experiments in peace, the Fun E-Farm.(Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 In their efforts to get their theory accepted, have some evolutionists crossed the line into irrationality?  It is mentally sound to espouse well-argued points of view, even if controversial.  What is marginal is arguing self-contradictory beliefs.  Let the reader judge whether any of these ideas from evolutionists make sense. Alien headgear:  Back in 2005, Bobby Henderson wrote a strange letter to the Kansas School Board opposing the board’s consideration of criticisms of evolution in science classes, which he interpreted to mean that intelligent design was threatening to gain a foothold in the science curriculim.  In a bizarre parody, he asked whether his new Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster should also be allowed as an alternative.  This parody took on a life of its own in the ensuing months and years, with mockers of intelligent design invoking the FSM symbol (also called Pastafarianism) on bumper stickers, signs and even books (Wikipedia).  Now, according to the BBC News, Niko Alm, a driver in Austria, has been granted permission to have his driver’s license photo taken with the symbol of his religion, pastafarianism, on his head – a pasta strainer.  The evolution of opposites:  Calling all moms.  Got a meek child?  Evolution did it.  Got an aggressive child?  Evolution did it.  This contradictory idea about living infants was presented matter-of-factly in Live Science alongside a photo of a crying toddler, “Evolution May Explain Aggressive and Meek Toddlers.”  Patrick Davies from the University of Rochestor linked cortisol levels in 200 stressed infants to opposite strategies of calming down (“doves”) or becoming more aggressive (“hawks”), which he argues “may have provided our human ancestors with adaptive survival advantages.”  But how can a scientific hypothesis account for opposite results?  The article justified the contradiction by stating that it challenges “the idea that there is only one way to be mentally healthy and normal.”  The article put a label on the phenomenon – divergent evolution – unaware that the adaptations occur within one species (Homo sapiens), with no sign that the two groups of infants are diverging into separate species. Evolutionize your life.  Religion is well known for offering people peace and meaning.  What does Darwin have to offer?  A lot, thinks one militant theistic evolutionist whose mission is to help Darwinian evolution gain acceptance in churches.  Michael Dowd and his wife Connie Barlow have produced a self-help course on a website called “Evolutionize Your Life.”  Their “Essential Five-Week Course” promises, “Learn the scientific tools and practices to decode human behavior, eliminate self-judgment, and create a big-hearted life of purpose and joyful integrity” [emphasis theirs].  Dowd has taught his concepts to 100,000 people so far, saying, “Science has cracked the code not only for understanding but for working with our evolved human nature.”  One prominent heading in the presentation states, “Science Is Helping Spirituality Evolve.”last_img read more

Keep off campus on Valentine’s Day: Lucknow University

first_imgIn a curious decision, Lucknow University has asked students to stay away from campus on Valentine’s Day or else face disciplinary action. The advisory was issued while it was declaring Maha Sivaratri festival on February 14 a holiday in the university.While asking students to stay away from campus, chief proctor Vinod Singh mentions that no classes or extra classes would be held on the campus on February 14. Exams or cultural programmes of any sort would also be not allowed.“If anyone breaches the system and is found roaming around or sitting unnecessarily in the academic section of the university, administrative action will be taken against them as per the rule,” Mr. Singh said in his order.He has referred to the “western influence” causing youngsters to celebrate February 14 as Valentine’s Day.“In recent years, it has been seen that influenced by Western culture, young people celebrate February 14 as Valentine’s Day. But all students are informed that February 14 is a holiday at the university for the Maha Sivaratri festival,” the advisory read.Students were outraged by the university’s advisory and said it was akin to moral policing.‘Khap panchayat’Pooja Shukla, a student leader, criticised the order and said the university administration was behaving like a ‘Khap panchayat’.Vice-Chancellor S.P Singh said the aim of the advisory was only to check outsiders from spreading nuisance on campus as it would be deserted on the day owing to Maha Sivaratri.last_img read more

Boxing chiefs hit out at IOC over Tokyo threat

first_imgFILE – International Boxing Federation AIBA interim president, Morocco’s Mohamed Moustahsane speaks during an interview with AFP on April 12, 2019 in Lausanne. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)Amateur boxing’s crisis-hit governing body Tuesday said it had done everything asked to clean up its act and warned of legal action if stripped of the right to organize the event at the Tokyo Games.The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has frozen the sport’s preparations for next year’s showpiece competition as it seeks proof that the International Boxing Federation (AIBA) has done enough to address allegations of bout-fixing at the Rio Olympics in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT An internal investigation by AIBA raised serious questions about judging at the event.Asked if AIBA would take the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport if barred, Virgets replied: “We don’t know, this is why we have to explore what are our options, it would be premature for me to speculate what the decision will be.”He added: “The Olympic charter basically says you’ve got to give due process, and we don’t feel like we have received due process.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We believe as an organization that we have done everything that has been asked by the IOC,” he told AFP on Australia’s Gold Coast at a summit of sports federations.“Every single document asked, we produced, every single requirement we have met, including our president self-suspending, the same manner as IOC members self-suspend when they have problems.”Controversial Uzbek businessman Gafur Rakhimov stepped down as head of AIBA in March, which the IOC deemed as the first step towards meeting the required standards.He was replaced as interim president by Moroccan physician Mohamed Moustahsane — the fourth head of AIBA in 18 months.Relations between the IOC and AIBA were hit hard at the Rio Olympics when 36 officials and referees were suspended amid allegations of bout-fixing.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 A decision on whether it will run the boxing programme in Tokyo is set to be made on May 22. If barred, the IOC has said it will step in to ensure the sport still appears in the Japanese capital.AIBA said in a statement to AFP that it will “defend its legitimate right” to organize boxing in Tokyo and “will review all of its options, including legal, given that the IOC has breached the Olympic Charter”.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe AIBA executive committee will meet on May 18 in Lausanne to fine tune its position.The governing body’s chief executive Tom Virgets insisted they had met all the requirements stipulated by the IOC. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Test of mental fortitude as Celtics face elimination Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid View commentslast_img read more