Archive for August, 2013

The Space Enigma.

For people born pre 1970 the space race threatened to uncover countless mysteries. However, with the break up of the USSR and the escalation of the middle east crisis to distract the USA, a strange lull has enveloped all things extra-terrestial.

In the last few years I have been intrigued by some of the space related documentaries I have viewed. These documentaries often discuss the possibility of alien life. They seem to unanamously insist that life needs water and oxygen just like Earth. I readily admit that I am not an expert on the subject but surely in the vastness of space life could exist using a different template. This does not seem to be considered by the scientists involved in those programmes.

Moreover what criteria does a heavenly body have to meet to be considered a planet. All through my school days we were informed that there was nine palnets in our solar system now almost thirty years later we are informed that Pluto is only a dwarf planet. Why after all this time has somebody decided to re-classify Pluto? Is there a ranking system that the public are not aware of.

These are a couple of rants about space that I would like to know an answer to as one of the uninformed, poorly educated masses.


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Saturday June 8

Leinster Hurling Quarter Final

Wexford 1-17 Dublin 1-17

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The 1899 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship was the 13th staging of Ireland’s premier Gaelic football knock-out competition. Dublin were the winners, completing the first three-in-a-row.

Leinster Final

Dublin 1-7 Wexford 0-3 at Jones’s Road, Dublin

Munster Final

Cork 1-9 Tipperary 0-1

All Ireland Final

Dublin 1-10 Cork 0-6 at Jones’s Road

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The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship 1899 was the thirteenth series of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, Ireland’s premier hurling knock-out competition. Tipperary won the championship, beating Wexford 3-12 to 1-4 in the final.

Leinster Semi Final

Wexford 4-7 Offaly 0-1 at Jones’s Road, Dublin


Wexford 2-12 Dublin 1-4

Munster Semi Finals

Tipperary w/o Limerick at Tipperary
Clare 2-9 Cork 3-4 at Tipperary


Tipperary 5-16 Clare 0-8 at Markets Field, Limerick

All Ireland Final

Tipperary 3-12 Wexford 1-4 at Jones’s Road

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Sunday June 2

Leinster Hurling Quarter Final

Laois 2-18 Carlow 0-13

Munster Hurling Quarter Final

Clare 2-20 Waterford 1-15

Ulster Football Quarter Final

Down 2-17 Derry 1-15

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French Guiana (French: Guyane française; French pronunciation: ​[ɡɥijan fʁɑ̃sɛz]; officially just Guiana, French: Guyane) is an overseas department and region of France on the north Atlantic coast of South America. It borders Brazil to the east and south, and Suriname to the west. Its 83,534 km2 (32,253 sq mi) area has a very low population density of less than 3 inhabitants per km2, with half of its 239,450 people in 2012 living in the metropolitan area of Cayenne, its capital. By land area, it is by far the largest overseas region of France. As an oversea region, it is inside the European Union.

The addition of the adjective “French” in English comes from colonial times when five such colonies existed (The Guianas), namely from west to east: Spanish Guiana (now Guayana Region in Venezuela), British Guiana (now Guyana), Dutch Guiana (now Suriname), French Guiana, and Portuguese Guiana (now Amapá, a state in far northern Brazil). French Guiana and the two larger countries to the north and west, Guyana and Suriname, are still often collectively referred to as the Guianas and comprise one large shield landmass.

A large part of the department’s economy derives from the presence of the Guiana Space Centre, now the European Space Agency’s primary launch site near the equator.

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Saturday June 1

Leinster Football Quarter Finals

Kildare 0-19 Offaly 1-12
Dublin 1-22 Westmeath 0-9

Munster Football Semi Final

Kerry 4-21 Waterford 1-4

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