Clean-up time against crime

first_imgDear Editor,With the upcoming Mash season and its importance to the viability of the economy, no time must be wasted in putting a stop to the crime wave taking place. If not properly nipped in the bud, it will damage the livelihoods of many small businesses and their communities, as Mash season is extremely important to the income of many families and sets the tone for the economy throughout the year.It’s time for the Police to have a strong presence on the roads as well as the implementation of checkpoints by both the Police and the military. No opportunities to manoeuvre or room for escape should be allowed these criminals. They are showing an utter lack of concern for the power of the justice system and the strength of the Police and military in this country. It’s time for zero tolerance for these offenders. His Excellency is a pillar in the armed forces and these criminals should feel the heavy hand of justice upon them as soon as possible. All deportees should be rounded up and made to check in with the relevant authorities as well as those on parole as required by the court. No further gaps in follow up with criminal elements should be tolerated and the strength of public involvement should be encouraged even more. The country is too small for these criminals to be able to get away with such heinous acts for that long of a time.Best regards,Jamil Changleelast_img read more

DD Motoring: Where on earth is like the hills of Donegal?

first_imgWho would ever dream that Radio Luxembourg once sponsored the Donegal International Rally, well they did.That’s what the event meant to the people that competed on it back in its infancy.When the world-famous Derry born songwriter, Phil Coulter heard that the Donegal Motor Club were without a sponsor for the event in the mid 70’s. Advertisement Back then Phil was a competitor and, also a friend of Cathal Curley’s, who won the event three years on the trot. Phil was a hit with Donegal Motor Club when he convinced one of the most famous radio stations of its time to believe in and sponsor the Donegal Rally.Former winner of the Donegal International Rally Cathal Curley and John Lyons on a trip down memory lane at the launch of Deja Vu Donegal in Aid of the Donegal Hospice. Photo Brian McDaidThat was one of the best rally ever. Achim Warmbold arrived in Donegal from Germany, and to this day we still can’t pronounce his name properly but we will never forget his zebra looking green and white BMW, which never put a foot wrong all weekend in the summer of ’75.Warnbold was world Rally Material winning in Poland and Austria outright in ’73. Now he was swapping the Alpine hills of Austria for the Hills of Donegal.This is only one year in the nearly 50 years that the Deja Vu Donegal is hoping to celebrate Advertisement First Secretary“Ah, Hello Brian.. it’s Phonsie McElwee here… There’s a press conference down here at the moment at the Donegal Oil Company…. Don’t know if you were notified…  but if you’re about.. sure take a wee run down… sure… Thanks, Brian.”That was the call this week to me from a founder member and first-ever secretary of the Donegal Motor Club, Milford’s Phonsie McElwee invited as a guest to the press conference but on the phone this Tuesday morning working away in the background to steer the first Déjà vu Donegal into the County for its press conference.Thumbs up from James Cullen, Cathal Curley and John Lyons, who between them won the Donegal International Rally an amazing seven times. They were special guests pictured at the Deja Vu Donegal press launch in Letterkenny pictured with Grace Boyle Donegal Hospice and Phonsie McElwee the first secretary of the Donegal International rally all them years ago. They are pictured at the door of a replica Porsche 911 that first won the event in the 70’s – Photo Brian McDaidEven when you’re not on the committee or the secretary it’s second nature for Phonsie and people like him down through the years to go into an automatic when a bit of promotion of the rally is needed.So what is a Déjà vu Donegal?  This event is a more leisurely tour retracing the great stages and stopping off at some of the great locations that instantly say Donegal Rally since it began back in the 1970s. If you have a car that was rallied back in the day or a replica car, this is the event for you.Former winners like Cathal Curley are taking part in the weekend drive which will end with a gala dinner at Jacksons Hotel, which is the rally headquarters for the forthcoming event.Beatty Crawford and Alan Tyndall are the men behind the Déjà Vu’s this will be their fifth event. Beatty Crawford was a former winner of the Circuit of Ireland with Adrian Boyd in an Mk1 Ford Escort.Deja Vu with that famous numberplate of the winner of the Donegal Rally in the early seventies in the hands of CB Curley on a Porsche 911 at the press conference this week at the Donegal Oil Company. Photo Brian McDaid.To name just one of his many success. In Donegal, it was his brother Esler Crawford that put  Donegal on the map in print as one of the best if not the best motorsport photographers to stand on a ditch in Donegal come rally time. Beatty, who is a doctor by profession, recalled working with his brother back in the day heading into the news editors at publications like the Belfast Telegraph and flogging his brother’s images of the first Donegal Rally then patiently waiting the following day to see if the paper used any.Grace Boyle chairperson for the Donegal Hospice pictured with James Cullen double winner of the Donegal International Rally and also served as Clerk of the Course for the event pictured with Phone McElwee founder member and first Secretary of the Donegal Motor Club pictured at the Launch of the Deja Vuu Donegal 2019. Photo Brian McDaid.On Tuesday for the Déjà Vu, nothing had changed as Beatty was working the floor with the press that turned up to cover the conference.“Get Cullen into one there.”James Cullen, he’s was the big local hero.“Brian, make sure you get the Hospice sign in the background, That’s Jim Callaghan over there get a shot of him, he was the Clerk of the Course.”There’s only one plumPlum and Donegal Rally go together just like Castrol R is to a Mini. Neither is complete without the other.Just listening to Plum’s voice (Alan Tyndall) talking about the forthcoming déjà vu Donegal and him mentioning the great Donegal Stages on the rally that he made household names around the rally world through us TV production RPM.Make the dateThe organisers are anticipating that around 130 crews plan to make Donegal their destination on the 30th and 31st of August so if you have memories of the Donegal and a motor and wanted to relive them the registration for this event in Donegal opens on the 1st of February by going on the RPM website. Where entrants can avail of an early bird rate.Donegal HospiceTo date, Déjà Vu and the events it has organised so far have raised over €100,000 for charities, and this year’s event hopes to continue in that fundraising path by nominating the Donegal Hospice as the local charity to benefit from the weekend’s nostalgia.Roads used on the Donegal over the years like Glen, Atlantic Drive and even that classic of the early years like the “Round the houses” stage in Ramelton will all be included on the 120-mile tour.Jim Callaghan Former Clerk of the Course and his son Gerard with Double winner John Lyons at the press conference for Deja Vu Donegal 2019 which will run in August 30th and 31st Photo Brian McDaid.At the press conference at the Donegal Oil Company offices this week three multi winners of the Donegal International who notched up 7 victories between them. Derry’s Cathal Curley.Anne Mc Gowan from the Donegal Hospice pictured with three times winner of the Donegal Cathal Curley at the press conference for the forthcoming Deja Vu Donegal 2019 in aid of the Donegal Hospice. Photo Brian McDaid.Tyrone’s John Lyons and Donegal’s James Cullen. Memories of 911’s,  Downtown Radio RS 1800’s and pink Sierras came to mind as the winning drivers posed for pictures at a replica of the standard Porsche that CB won the second Donegal in back in ‘73Jumper LeadsIf you have memories of Donegal’s past or even of friends or loved ones that have passed from this earth, but gave joy to the tens of thousands of spectators that came to Donegal over that June weekend every year, be them seeded at number 1 number 51 or number 151, get the jump leads out, relight the spark on their behalf.There is Avengers Sunbeams and Escorts sitting waiting forgotten that were built in sheds on long Donegal winter nights so long summers days on a weekend in June could be enjoyed.The buzz, the craic. the friends, the competition, and the memories.Happy Motoring Folks.DD Motoring: Where on earth is like the hills of Donegal? was last modified: January 24th, 2019 by Brian McDaidShare 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:Brian McDaiddonegal hospicedonegal international rallylast_img read more

How to Find Open Calls for Speakers for Conferences

first_imgAfter attending many conferences over the years, you’ve decided you want to be a conference speaker. Congratulations!Speaking at a conference is a great way to share your knowledge, lessons learned, and expertise. You’ll have unique opportunities to meet and connect with other conference speakers. And generally, you’ll attend the conference for free. You’ll also meet a lot of conference attendees and become better known in your field. Which can lead to more speaking opportunities, as well as career opportunities.You’ve identified your topic and written an outline of your presentation.But, where do you look to find conference calls for speakers? And how do you find out if the conference is one you want to speak at? Local MeetupsThe first place to learn about conferences is local meetups. The number of local meetups has increased tremendously over the past few years, due to the ease of organizing events through online sites like Meetup and Eventbrite. Join the local meetup if you’re not already a member. They’re an excellent way to meet fellow colleagues and stay current in your field. And they offer an opportunity for you to speak on your topic in a comfortable setting. Establishing yourself as a local speaker will go far in becoming better known for your knowledge and expertise. Let members know you’re interested in speaking at a conference. Conference organizers will often invite people they know, or know about through their network. Also, the local meetup leaders and fellow members are great sources of information about conferences. They may have attended or spoken at a conference, and can share first-hand information about it.You can discover whether the conference is a good match for your topic, what conference organizers expect in talk proposals, and demographics for the attendees. If meetup members have been turned down for conference proposals, they may be able to share information on why the proposal wasn’t accepted. Good conference organizers will follow up with speakers and offer suggestions for improving the talk proposal the next year.LanyrdHow would you like one online site to learn about past and current conferences, their speakers, and find out about call for proposals? Lanyrd is a social professional events directory I wrote about earlier this year. It’s the one place I recommend for anyone who wants to organize, attend, or speak at a conference. I’ve been using Lanyrd for years, adding conference information, session and speaker updates, as well as links to conference slides, videos, writeups, blog posts, and photos.What’s not so well known about Lanyrd, is its Calls for participation section. The section isn’t easy to find, though I’m not sure why. It’s a great resource for anyone looking for conference calls for proposals, workshops, exhibitors, and more.In Calls for participation, you can search for conferences by field (think biology, user experience, content strategy, project management) and narrow your search by geographic area (by city, state, or country). Conference organizers add the call for proposals on Lanyrd, including information about the speaking opportunity, process, compensation (if any), cost to attend conference as a speaker (often free), and deadline.Note: Based on my experience, I’ve noticed conference organizers are usually good about describing the speaking opportunities and all their details, but forget to add the conference topics on Lanyrd. It may take some additional work on your part in Lanyrd’s call for participation search to locate a conference for your field. How have you found out about conference calls for speakers? Have you found out about calls through local meetups or Lanyrd? Let me know in the comments what you’ve found most helpful.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedOn Speaking and PresentationsI didn’t realize how many speaking posts I’ve written until one of my blog readers sent me a thank you note this weekend. Thank you, Deborah, these are helpful tips for learning about speaking opportunities, she wrote. I noticed you’ve written several speaking posts this year. Do you have them…In “Conference”Speaking at Local Events vs. National ConferencesMy husband tells me to get over it. I continue to be surprised by people who reply to me they’re “too busy” to speak at local events or Meetup groups. However, they find time to travel out of state to speak at regional and national conferences. What am I missing?…In “Miscellaneous”WordSesh 4: Growing Your WordPress MeetupAt last week’s WordSesh 4 virtual online conference on WordPress, Dee Teal spoke about WordPress meetup organizing, how to grow your meetup and improve the experience for everyone. Here are my notes: Using Typically, is the first place people will visit to learn about your WordPress meetup. Craft…In “WordPress”last_img read more

USS Partners with Mojix to Expand RFID System Offerings

first_imgUSS recently announced the expansion of its electronic article surveillance (EAS) system integration capabilities and offerings to include radio-frequency identification(RFID} technology; made possible through a new partnership with enterprise RFID hardware and software manufacturer and developer,Mojix, Inc.Founded in 2004, California-based Mojix specializes in solution providers and system integrators partnerships to provide customized enterprise RFID system solutions accompanied by trusted installation, integration and maintenance services.USS Chief Technology Officer Robert Simoneau voiced his excitement for the new partnership and technology capabilities, and the possibilities they present for USS’ product development teams.- Sponsor – “This an incredible opportunity for USS to drastically expand our technology and product catalogue,” said Simoneau. “RFID technology is the way of the future,” he continued. “In addition to increasing more-revealing detection and business intelligence, it allows users to make decisions backed by data, resulting in safer and more efficient environments.The MojixViZix™ IoT solution is particularly appealing as it represents a proven middleware platform that is absolutely ready for use by our retail partners.”“By leveraging a partnership with a like-minded, innovation-driven, organization like Mojix, the resulting synergy will meet clients’ unique needs not only now, but well into the future.” Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Looking for a marketing automation platform? This guide takes the guesswork out.

first_imgLooking for a marketing automation platform? This guide takes the guesswork out.You are here: Posted on 26th May 2017Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share HomeDigital MarketingLooking for a marketing automation platform? This guide takes the guesswork out. All new for 2017, MarTech Today’s B2B Marketing Automation Platforms: A Marketer’s Guide is the source for the latest trends, opportunities and challenges facing the market for marketing automation tools.This 44-page report includes:profiles of 14 leading vendorspricing charts and capabilities comparisonsrecommended steps for evaluatingIf you’re considering a marketing automation platform, let this report be your guide. It will help you determine if your company needs a marketing automation tool, what capabilities you should look for and the typical costs involved.Visit Digital Marketing Depot to download your copy.From our sponsors: Looking for a marketing automation platform? This guide takes the guesswork out. Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019last_img read more

Ancient DNA confirms Native Americans’ deep roots in North and South America

first_img By Lizzie WadeNov. 8, 2018 , 2:00 PM Ancient Beringian (MAP) C. POSTH ET AL., CELL, 175 (2018) ADAPTED BY J. YOU/SCIENCE; (DATA) J. MORENO-MAYAR ET AL., SCIENCE 10.1126/SCIENCE.AAV2621 Eske Willerslev A trail of DNA Two new papers add DNA from 64 ancient individuals to the sparse genetic record of the Americas. They show that people related to the Anzick child, part of the Clovis culture, quickly spread across both North and South America about 13,000 years ago. Team leader David Reich Lagoa Santa10,400–9600 years agoAustralasian ancestry Spirit Cave10,700 years ago Craig Stennett/Alamy Stock Photo Anzick12,700 years ago For decades, scientists could describe the peopling of the Americas only in broad strokes, leaving plenty of mysteries about when and how people spread across the continents. Now, state-of-the-art ancient DNA methods, applied to scores of new samples from around the Americas, are filling in the picture. Two independent studies, published in Cell and online in Science, find that ancient populations expanded rapidly across the Americas about 13,000 years ago. They also emphasize that the story continued in the thousands of years since, revealing previously undocumented, large-scale movements between North and South America.The data include 64 newly sequenced ancient DNA samples from Alaska to Patagonia, spanning more than 10,000 years of genetic history. “The numbers [of samples] are just extraordinary,” says Ben Potter, an archaeologist at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. Prior to these studies, only six genomes older than 6000 years from the Americas had been sequenced. As a result, says Jennifer Raff, an anthropological geneticist at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, “The [genetic] models that we’ve been using to explain the peopling of the Americas have always been oversimplified.”Eske Willerslev, an evolutionary geneticist at the University of Copenhagen who led the Science team, worked closely with the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe in Nevada to gain access to some of the new samples. The tribe had been fighting to repatriate 10,700-year-old remains found in Nevada’s Spirit Cave and had resisted destructive genetic testing. 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Willerslev found that the remains from Spirit Cave are most closely related to living Native Americans. That strengthened the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe’s claim to the bones, which were returned to them in 2016 and reburied. Willerslev’s study validates that “this is our homeland, these are our ancestors,” says Rochanne Downs, the tribe’s cultural coordinator.Willerslev added the Spirit Cave data to 14 other new whole genomes from sites scattered from Alaska to Chile and ranging from 10,700 to 500 years old. His data join an even bigger trove published in Cell by a team led by population geneticist David Reich of Harvard Medical School in Boston. They analyzed DNA from 49 new samples from Central and South America dating from 10,900 to 700 years old, at more than 1.2 million positions across the genome. All told, the data decisively dispel suggestions, based on the distinctive skull shape of a few ancient remains, that early populations had a different ancestry from today’s Native Americans. “Native Americans truly did originate in the Americas, as a genetically and culturally distinctive group. They are absolutely indigenous to this continent,” Raff says. Upward Sun River11,500 years agocenter_img SouthernNative Americans Monte Verde14,500+ years ago The two studies also provide an unprecedented view of how ancient Americans moved across the continent beginning about 13,000 years ago. Previous genetic work had suggested the ancestors of Native Americans split from Siberians and East Asians about 25,000 years ago, perhaps when they entered the now mostly drowned landmass of Beringia, which bridged the Russian Far East and North America. Some populations stayed isolated in Beringia, and Willerslev sequenced one new example of such an “Ancient Beringian,” 9000-year-old remains from Alaska’s Seward peninsula. Meanwhile, other groups headed south. At some point, those that journeyed south of the ice sheets split into two groups—”Southern Native Americans” and “Northern Native Americans” (also sometimes called Ancestral A and B lineages), who went on to populate the continents.By looking for genetic similarities between far-flung samples, both papers add detail—some of it puzzling—to this pattern. The 12,700-year-old Anzick child from Montana, who is associated with the mammoth-hunting Clovis culture, known for their distinctive spear points, provided a key reference point. Willerslev detected Anzick-related ancestry in both the Spirit Cave individual—who is associated with western stemmed tools, a tradition likely older than Clovis—and 10,000-year-old remains from Lagoa Santa in Brazil. Reich’s team found an even closer relationship between Anzick and 9300- to 10,900-year-old samples from Chile, Brazil, and Belize.Those close genetic affinities at similar times but across vast distances suggest people must have moved rapidly across the Americas, with little time to evolve into distinct genetic groups. Reich’s team argues that Clovis technology might have spurred this rapid expansion. But anthropological geneticist Deborah Bolnick of the University of Connecticut in Storrs notes the Anzick-related ancestry group may have been broader than the Clovis people, and doubts that the culture was a driver.Willerslev also finds traces of this Anzick-related ancestry in later samples from South America and Lovelock Cave in Nevada. But in Reich’s data it fades starting about 9000 years ago in much of South America, suggesting “a major population replacement,” he says.After that population turnover in South America, both teams see striking genetic continuity in many regions. But that doesn’t mean no one moved around. Reich’s group sees a new genetic signal entering the central Andes about 4200 years ago, carried by people who are most closely related to ancient inhabitants of the Channel Islands, off Southern California. Meanwhile, Willerslev’s team detects ancestry related to the present-day Mixe, an Indigenous group from Oaxaca in Mexico, spreading to South America about 6000 years ago and North America about 1000 years ago. Neither of these migrations replaced local communities, but rather mixed with them. Both teams say they could be seeing the same signal, but “without comparing the data, it’s really hard to tell,” says archaeogeneticist Cosimo Posth of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany, the first author of the Cell paper.Just as mysterious is the trace of Australasian ancestry in some ancient South Americans. Reich and others had previously seen hints of it in living people in the Brazilian Amazon. Now, Willerslev has provided more evidence: telltale DNA in one person from Lagoa Santa in Brazil, who lived 10,400 years ago. “How did it get there? We have no idea,” says geneticist José Víctor Moreno-Mayar of the University of Copenhagen, first author of the Willerslev paper.The signal doesn’t appear in any other of the team’s samples, “somehow leaping over all of North America in a single bound,” says co-author and archaeologist David Meltzer of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He wonders whether that Australasian ancestry was confined to a small population of Siberian migrants who remained isolated from other Native American ancestors throughout the journey through Beringia and the Americas. That suggests individual groups may have moved into the continents without mixing.Delighted as they are with the data in the new studies, scientists want more. Meltzer points out that none of the new samples can illuminate what’s happening at pre-Clovis sites such as Chile’s Monte Verde, which was occupied 14,500 years ago. And Potter notes that, “We have a huge, gaping hole in the central and eastern North American [sampling] record. … These papers aren’t the final words.” One Eight Previously published Lapa do Santo9600 years ago Ancient DNA confirms Native Americans’ deep roots in North and South America Sample size The Suruí from the Brazilian Amazon carry traces of Australasian ancestry, now confirmed to have arrived in South America more than 10,400 years ago. NorthernNative Americans Lovelock Cave2000–600 years agolast_img read more