DONEGAL MAN’S RELIEF AFTER MISSING PET FALCON FOUND

first_imgA Co Donegal bird-lover can’t believe his luck after his beloved peregrine falcon was found after being spotted one hundred miles from his home in Belfast.A Peregrine FalconLiam Conaghan, from Letterkenny, feared the worst when his young falcon Shadow went missing.The captive-bred bird of prey escaped from her owner during a training flight and flew all the way to Belfast – before turning round and ending up in Draperstown in Derry. Ten week old Shadow was too young to be able to hunt for food and was facing starvation and almost certain death in the wild.She was exhausted, starving and unable to travel any further when she was found sheltering on the roof of the Back Row Recreation Centre in Draperstown.The hungry bird was captured in a butterfly net by Malachy McGuigan and Stephanie Baine, landscape officer with the Sperrins Gateway Landscape Partnership, and brought to safety with the help of Talnotry Avian Care Trust (TACT) Wildlife Rescue Centre in Crumlin, Co Antrim.Stephanie said: “She was on the roof looking really exhausted and in desperate need of help. We were able to capture her without too much difficulty.” The bird had an identifying ring and staff contacted her owner Liam Conaghan.A relieved and delighted Liam said: “I can’t believe Shadow was found alive.”The peregrine had been spotted in Belfast two days earlier but had evaded capture.Debbie Nelson of TACT added: “It was lucky that Stephanie had handled birds like this before. I am not sure it would have survived much longer in the wild.” DONEGAL MAN’S RELIEF AFTER MISSING PET FALCON FOUND was last modified: August 20th, 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:foundletterkennyLIam ConaghanmissingPeregrine Falconlast_img read more

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Winter Plant’s Thermostat Keeps It Cozy As a Skunk

first_imgSkunk cabbage.  Pew.  Do you like the meditative name “Zen plant” better?  Well, meditate on how this amazing plant keeps warm while it emerges through the last snows of winter.  Skunk cabbage is one of two plants known to regulate its body temperature.  Science Now reported on research by Japanese scientists who studied its thermostat. First, they tracked the spadix [central stalk] temperatures of two wild populations of skunk cabbage over time and compared them to the air temperature.  After making sure the fluctuations were not just random noise, the team determined that the plant used only two or three pieces of information, or variables, to regulate its internal temperature.  That meant the plant‘s thermostat had to follow a fairly simple rule, perhaps like the oven in your kitchen.  If a high-end oven gets too hot, it turns itself off; it may also track how fast its temperature is rising or falling and the temperature of the kitchen outside, making adjustments accordingly.The photo caption calls the skunk cabbage “Nature’s Oven” and states, “Skunk cabbage uses a simple mathematical formula to keep itself warm.”  The article admired the research, but said a bigger question remains: finding how these two or three variables work at the molecular level.Plants are better at math than some scientists.  Even if we uncover the mechanism in detail, it would beg the question of how this ability got there in the first place.  Scientists who don’t want to think about that could at least work on emulating the clean, efficient source of energy derived from sunshine, air and water.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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If You Are Being Out-Hustled

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now If there is one thing that is 100 percent within your control, it is your effort.You control how hard you work. Not your manager. Not your leader. Not anyone else. No one can or will stop you from working hard. The effort you make here is yours alone. If it isn’t enough, it’s all you.You control how many hours you work, too. The time you invest in work each day has nothing to do with your scheduled hours. It has nothing to do with whether you are paid hourly, salary, or straight commission. You can work as much as you want—or as little.The work that you decide to do is all up to you. This is true even if you have a day job. You can do your life’s work at 5:00 AM in the morning, when there is no one on earth who wants your time. You can work at 10:00 PM when other people are going to sleep. Like effort and time, the work you do is all you.If you are being out-hustled, it’s because you are allowing it.If someone is working harder than you are, they’re likely to produce more and better results. Even if they aren’t as smart, talented, educated, or well-connected as you.That someone who is working more hours doesn’t have one single hour more than you do each day. It’s just that they are investing their hours differently. Everyone has things that they have to do. And they always find time for the things they believe are most important. Right now, how you are spending your time is an indication of what is most important.There are very few things in life that are 100 percent within your control. Your belief system is one of them. Your attitude is another. What kind of effort you make is also one of the few things you can control.last_img read more

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