Sharks are a group of fish characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton, five to seven gill slits on the side of the head and pectoral fins that are not fused to the head. Modern sharks are classified within the clad Selachimorpha (or Selachii) and are the sister group to the rays.However, the term "shark" has also been used for extinct members of the subclass
Royal flush-Is when you have a, A, K, Q, J and 10
Straight Flush-Is when the cards go in ascending or descending (all one suit) 8, 7,6,5,4
Four-of-a-kind-Is when you have four of the same card e.g. four jacks
Full House-three of one card and a pair e.g. three queens and a pair of jacks
Flush-Five cards of the same suit e.g. all diamonds
Straight (run) -This when the cards are in sequential order (don’t have to be one suit) e.g. A, 2,3,4,5
Three of a kind- Three cards of the same rank e.g. three queens
Two pair – Two cards of the same rank and another two cards of a different rank e.g. two two’s and two four’s
Pair- Two cards of the same rank e.g. two aces
High card-when you don’t have any of the above your highest card determines whether you win the pot or not.
A hybrid vehicle uses two or more distinct types of power, such as internal combustion engine+electric motor, e.g. in diesel-electric trains using diesel engines and electricity from overhead lines, and submarines that use diesels when surfaced and batteries when submerged. Other means to store energy include pressurized fluid, in hydraulic hybrids.Mopeds, electric bicycles, and even electric kick scooters are a simple form of a hybrid, powered by an internal combustion engine orelectric motor and the rider's muscles. Early prototype motorcycles in the late 19th century used the same principle.
The new Auto rail à Grande capacité (AGC or high-capacity railcar) built by the Canadian company Bombardier for service in France is diesel/electric motors, using 1500 or 25000 V on different rail systems. It was tested in Rotterdam, the Netherlands with Rail feeding, a Genesse and Wyoming company.
The First Hybrid Evaluating locomotive was designed by rail research center MATRAI in 1999 and built in 2000. It was a G12 locomotive upgraded with batteries, a 200KW diesel generator and 4 AC motors.
Japan's first hybrid train with significant energy storage is the KiHa E200, with roof-mounted lithium ion batteries.
8 ball pool is a very popular game on the gaming website miniclip.com,8 Ball Pool is the biggest & best multiplayer Pool game online! It is a free online game where you can play against your friends and others from all around the world. The objective of the game is to win 1v1 matches and tournaments and gain pool coins and level up. You can play multiple game types to suit your 8 ball pool ability. From 1v1 games for 100 pool coins to tournaments for up too 60000 pool coins. You can customize your pool cue and buy new ones with your pool coins that you have earned. You can also download this game as an app on the apple app store and the google play store for android. In my opinion it’s a very good game and I would give it a solid 4 stars out of 5
10. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday by Wizzard
9. Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms
8. Driving Home For Christmas by Chris Rea
7. Merry Xmas Everybody by Slade
6. The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole
5. Winter Wonderland by Doris Day
4. Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt
3. Last Christmas by Wham!
2. All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey
1. Fairy-tale Of New York by thePogues and Kirsty McColl
In 1939, Europe fractured as World War 2 broke out. Yet the newly formed Irish Free State declared its neutrality to distinguish itself from the Allied United Kingdom, much to the frustration of the Allies. Despite this, Ireland remained rigid and along with Switzerland, Sweden, Spain and Portugal remained neutral through the entirety of the war.
Ireland has held onto this neutrality since the 40’s and declared neutrality during the Cold War. However, it has been compromised slowly by many factors. Irish neutrality has been called out many times as we allow the US government to use Shannon Airport for their military aircraft stopovers. When Ireland joined the EU in 1973 this weakened the effectiveness of our neutrality as we were now aligned with a major international organisation. However Ireland did refuse to join NATO and remains one of the only European countries to not be a member of the military defence group. Despite this, it is well known that Ireland will most definitely align itself with the United States and Europe (i.e. the West) should it be forced to pick a side due to the deep cultural and historical links between them.
But the question remains; how much longer can Ireland just sit back and remain uninvolved? With the recent attacks in Paris that left over 100 dead, Europe is in the midst of a major security crisis and is preparing a major offensive on ISIS. Led by France, the UK and Germany look set to get involved which could led the European Union as a whole to move towards war with ISIS. And this conflict is not limited to Europe, the United States has long been fighting ISIS and now China has declared war. The conflict is quickly becoming a global issue and Ireland will find it hard to just remain outside it. But why should we try to stay out?
This issue is just as much Ireland’s as it France’s or Europe’s or the world’s. ISIS has already declared war on 60 nations that oppose it and Ireland is included. We are a clear target for ISIS simply for our culture and lifestyle but also for those we affiliate with. We are, whether we like it or not, affiliated with the Western world something years of neutrality failed to water down. Ireland is an exception among neutral states as it does not bolster a large military for defensive purposes. In this regard, Ireland’s neutrality is very weak and we rely solely on enemies choosing to respect our unalignment. ISIL has already proved it has no respect for its enemies and thus we are vulnerable, neutrality or not. At this point the threat is not immediate but in the long-term it may necessary for Ireland to forge closer ties to Europe. It is clear that we as a nation are a tad unprepared for a war in any form and thus we may soon need the protection of a group of allies. Now helping Europe fight terrorism would not be a dramatic change for Ireland as it already has experience co-operating with the UK during the Troubles, which required massive teamwork between the two nations. By no means should Ireland rush into conflict if it chooses to get involved but instead slowly merge into the larger operation, provide aid and any help it can give. Not all wars are fought with guns. In a perfect world there would be no conflict or death but in the real world, looking after yourself is just as important as peace.
The cold, dark and wet evening did not stop the huge crowd of people from around Roscommon turning up to witness the turning on of the Christmas lights on the 22nd of November. Santa also made an appearance and met lots of excited children. Despite the freezing weather, it was a fun and exciting evening in Roscommon town.
When families grow older together, it’s easy to let sibling and parental relationships fall apart. Time can sometimes be the hardest gift to give someone.
So in order to remind people about the point of Christmas, German grocer Edeka’sreleased an ad on Saturday focused on family. The ad uses a story of an elderly man that is nearly forgotten about by his busy children during the Christmas holidays. He lives with his dog and chops carrots in his kitchen when a voicemail from his daughter plays.
“We’ll try again next year. It’ll work out, I promise. Merry Christmas, daddy,” she says off-camera.
Which causes the man to eat his Christmas dinner alone, again.
Then his children, scattered around the world, receive obituaries and calls. The message is: “there will be no more Christmas dinners with Grandpa”.
The children come together for a memorial, but when they step inside the family home, a strange sight awaits them. A table fully set and a Christmas tree decorated and lit. The elderly man appears from the kitchen, dressed in a buttoned cardigan and tie, and looks at his family.
“How else could I have brought you all together, Mmh?”
In the end the family all gather together eat the dinner, have a chat and a drink. The clip wraps up with a short but moving message: “Time to come home.”
The gunman was in ‘touch with known Islamic extremists on social media’.
California gunman Syed Rizwan Farook had been in contact with known Islamic extremists on social media, a US intelligence source has said. And Farook and his wife had enough bullets and bombs to slaughter hundreds when they launched their deadly attack on a party at a social services centre for the disabled, police said.The details emerged as investigators tried to determine whether Wednesday's rampage that killed 14 people was terrorism, a workplace grudge or a combination of factors.
The husband-and-wife killers were not under FBI scrutiny before the massacre, a US official said.Wearing black tactical gear and wielding assault rifles, Farook, 28, a restaurant inspector, and wife Tashfeen Malik, 27, sprayed as many as 75 rounds into a room at the centre in San Bernadino, where about 75 of Farook's co-workers had gathered. Farook had attended the event but slipped out and returned in battle dress.
Four hours later and two miles away, the couple died in a furious gun battle in which they fired 76 rounds, while 23 law enforcement officers unleashed about 380, police said.
Police chief Jarrod Burguan offered a grim inventory today that suggested the bloodbath could have been far worse.
At the centre, the couple left three pipe bombs with a remote-control detonating device that apparently malfunctioned and had more than 1,600 rounds of ammunition remaining when police killed them in their rented SUV, Mr Burguan said.
At a family home in the nearby town of Redlands, they had 12 pipe bombs, tools for making more, and more than 3,000 additional rounds of ammunition.
"We don't know if this was workplace rage or something larger or a combination of both," US attorney general Loretta Lynch said in Washington. "We don't know the motivation."
Investigators are trying to determine whether Farook, who was Muslim, became radicalised and, if so, how, as well as whether he was in contact with any foreign terrorist organisation, the intelligence source said.
The official said Farook had been in touch on social media with extremists who were being watched by the FBI.
Another official said the FBI was treating the attack as a potential act of terror but had reached no conclusion. The official said Farook's contact was with "people who weren't significant players on our radar", dated back some time, and had no immediate indication of a recent surge in communication.
The San Bernadino massacre was America's deadliest mass shooting since 2012, when 26 children and adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
In San Bernardino, a Southern California city of 214,000, the victims' ages ranged from 26 to 60. A further 21 people were injured, including two police officers. Two of the wounded remain in a critical condition.
Nearly all the dead and wounded were local authority employees.
20 year old Aston Villa man Jack Grealish was once again sighted for unruly, outrageous behaviour off the field of play this week. Grealish was caught out partying on that Saturday after his side faced up to a 4-1 defeat against Everton. This is not the first occasion that the young man has been in a spot of bother either. A few weeks ago the Villa youngster was snapped up in a very controversial photograph in Ibiza of him lying on the floor passed out with a packet of fags lying next to him.
Grealish was left with the ultimatum of which country to play for earlier on in the year. The youngster’s grandparents and nearly all of his relations are Irish born and he has played at the Irish youth system for his entire life. He represented them at all age groups. He made the decision to pick England over Ireland and Ireland it seems have lost a truly gifted youngster. However the young man clearly has an attitude problem and has been dropped from the Aston Villa squad and onto the under 21’s. Aston Villa boss Remi Garde was firm and ruthless with Grealish but said that his attitude needs to improve if he wants to get anywhere in football.
Grealish was once more caught partying in a club in Manchester and it is clear that the young man has a few discipline problems and needs someone to help him show the way.
CBS Roscommon vs. Scoil Chuimsitheach Chiaran
The CBS senior rugby team travelled to Ballyhaunis on Wednesday 25th of November to play Carraroe in the senior development league final. The game was delayed by a half hour due to the junior development league final going to extra time. When the game finally got going, the team put on a show of top class rugby. The match was played in sunny conditions with a slight cross field breeze.
CBS received first and got off to the worst possible start, having the ball overturned and allowing Carraroe in for a try between the posts within the first 3 minutes. Straight from the off however, CBS were in Carraroes half putting on the pressure, leading to a great team try, completed by second centre Jason Hoare. The next 15 minutes were back and forth with good tackling from Melvin Conteh, Edward Clinton and captain, Michael Feeley, with backs Shane Purcell, Conor Shanagher and Michael Farrell. This work rate paid off with the CBS getting their second try of the day. This time Michael Feeley crashed over which was duly converted by Michael Farrell. Continuing this high work rate the CBS were awarded with their third try of the day. Hooker Sean Doorly and Eoghan Coyle linking up well to allow Ryan Biesty to power through to earn his try. Again, Michael Farrell converted. The last 7 minutes of the half was in Carranroe’s favour but due to great defending, they never broke through.
Half Time Score: CBS 19-7 Carranroe
CBS started the second half with great confidence coming close to a fourth try on a few occasions within the first 10 minutes of the half. Shane Purcell, Daire Byrne, Niall Cunniffe and Conor Shanagher all being held up just short of the tryline. Carranroe kicked into gear and broke out of their half but hard tackling from Daire Byrne, Ryan Biesty and John Murray stopped them from making any good progression. All this tackling finally paid off with Sean Doorly winning a penalty which Michael Farrell put between the posts, stretching the lead even more. Carranroe again tried to break out, this time getting into the CBS 22’’ after their first centre made a blistering run only to be stopped by full back, James McNally. As the second half came to a close, the CBS defended bravely and finished out the match as deserving winners.
Full Time Score: CBS 22-7 Carranroe
CBS Roscommon: John Murray, Sean Doorly, Melvin Conteh, Rory Cunniffe, Michael Feeley, Ryan Biesty, Edward Clinton, Daire Byrne, Eoghan Coyle, Shane Purcell, Conor Shanagher, Jason Hoare, Michael Farrell, Niall Cunniffe, James McNally Subs; Dylan Ward, Ian Conlon (For Rory Cunniffe, 32), Ryan Murray (For John Murray, 53), Erin Farrell (For Michael Farrell, 57), Jack Harkins, Theo McGuinness (For Niall Cunniffe, 55), Sean Reynar
Each student in TY makes a unique and valued contribution to the TY CBS Ezine.