first_imgThe family of the Co Donegal couple killed in their home have thanked the local community for their support in recent days.The removal of the remains of Jimmy and Kathleen Cuddity from their Carndonagh home last night. Pic copyright of North West News Pix.The well-known and highly respected Cuddihy family from Carndonagh issued a statement through Gardai.In it they thanked everyone who has helped them since the deaths of their relatives Jimmy and Maureen Cuddity who were found dead at the home in Churchtown on Thursday morning last The couple’s remains left the Chapel of Eternal Light at Mountaintop, LettErkenny this evening.The statement said “The Family thank An Garda Síochána, medical and other personnel, neighbours, friends and the local community for their support and sensitivity at this most difficult time,” the statement said.“They ask that they, their extended family and the local community be allowed to observe local traditions without media intrusion to enable them to honour Jimmy and Kathleen with dignity in the coming days,” the statement added.“The family will not be releasing any further statement at this time.” Two hearses took the couple to their son James’ home in Carndonagh this evening before they are buried after funeral mass on Tuesday.Meanwhile the couple’s other son Julian, 42, will appear at a special sitting of Letterkenny District Court on Wednesday charged with his parents’ murders. FAMILY OF TRAGIC COUPLE THANK COMMUNITY FOR THEIR SUPPORT was last modified: October 26th, 2014 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:CarndonaghdonegalGardaiJIMMY CUDDIHYkilledMAUREEN CUDDIHYlast_img read more

This dinosaurs striking markings reveals where it lived

first_img There’s a reason this dinosaur looks a bit like a raccoon. Three well-preserved specimens of Sinosauropteryx—a turkey-sized, meat-eating dino that lived in China about 130 million years ago—suggest the animal had a dark stripe around its eyes, researchers report today in Current Biology. Sinosauropteryx is famous for being one of the first dinosaurs to be found with fossilized feathers. In 2010, researchers showed that those feathers still contained melanosomes, which give feathers their color. Now, by taking a closer look at these color patterns, scientists have deduced more details not only about the dinosaur’s bandit mask, but also its dark back and sides and white belly. Such patterns are classic examples of counter-shading camouflage, which counteracts shadows. And the eye shadow can help reduce glare, which is especially useful for animals that live in places with plenty of direct sunlight—or that spend time near water. All of this indicates that Sinosauropteryx probably lived in open areas—not in forests. The dino lived in the so-called Jehol biota, which is a stunningly rich source of well-preserved fossils. Most Jehol animals are thought to have been forest dwellers, so Sinosauropteryx’s adaptations to sunny areas are one of the first clues that the region wasn’t only forest, but included a variety of different habitats. That will help researchers better understand the vanished world in which these ancient creatures lived. This dinosaur’s striking markings reveals where it lived Robert Nicholls center_img By Gretchen VogelOct. 26, 2017 , 12:00 PMlast_img read more