first_imgA dramatic new video has been released showing a WWII Shipwreck off Malin Head.The S.S. Empire Heritage Steam Tanker was built in 1930 and transported oil, tanks and half tracks for the British.It was torpedoed by a German submarine in 1944 and sank to the depths of the Atlantic just 15 miles North West of Malin Head. 113 people died when the tanker sank. It was on the way from New York to Liverpool.Donegal Daily brought you pictures last month from underwater researchers.Now clear footage has now emerged of the S.S Empire Heritage wreckage. The video shows tanks that the ship was transporting when it sank. Diver Rich Stevenson, who uploaded the video, said Donegal is “one of the best deep wreck diving sites in Europe.”The Malin seabed was filmed as part of a BBC programme Dive WWII: Our Secret History. The programme aired during the summer, and revealed various wrecks from WWII’s war at sea – The Battle of the Atlantic. See the video here:Malin 2010-5D2-Sherman tanks from Rich Stevenson on Vimeo.  NEW FOOTAGE OF WWII WRECK OFF MALIN HEAD was last modified: November 17th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Malin HeadshipwreckwwIIlast_img read more

Evolution: Demonstrated or Assumed?

first_imgMichael Behe wrote in The Edge of Evolution that Darwinists tend to forget the difference between what is assumed and what is demonstrated, and fall into the habit of attributing even the most elegant of biological features to evolution without demonstrating how it could be so (see quote, top right of this page).  Some examples are found in recent scientific papers and news reports.Knowledge is power of assumption:  Patrick Barry wrote for Science News about “energy-converting mitochondria or sunlight-absorbing chloroplasts, which are known to have evolved from ancient, independent-living bacteria that became incorporated into the cells.”Child’s play:  Since infants prefer Good Samaritans, this trait must have evolved, said Science Daily: “The presence of social evaluation so early in infancy suggests that assessing individuals by the nature of their interactions with others is central to processing the social world, both evolutionarily and developmentally,” the authors of a study proclaimed.Say it is so:  The author of a new book on vertebrate paleontology called Evolution In Action said this: “All creatures alive today are descended from a population of single-celled organisms that lived some billions of years ago.  Since the first animals appeared, millions of species have been born (the majority of which are now extinct), including our own, Homo sapiens.”  This was quoted authoritatively in Current Biology Dec 18, in a book review with the title, “No bones about it.”Scuttle fish:  Cuttlefish signalling can be quite elaborate, involving specialized light-emitting organs that display flashing lights in patterns.  Three scientists writing in Current Biology had an easy answer for where this ability came from: “Coleoid cephalopods, including cuttlefish, have a unique neurally controlled system for generating skin patterns, which evolved primarily for visual defence.”Columbine school:  Scott Hodges and Elena Kramer had a simple explanation for certain structures on columbines (a wildflower group): “What is unique about columbines, compared to their close relatives that have not gone through an adaptive radiation, is that they have evolved nectar spurs.”  The authors used the word evolution 10 times, never once explaining how it acted—only that it did; for instance, “Aquilegia’s flowers are also of particular utility and their features may help us to understand how novel morphological traits evolve….Developmental and genetic studies of these structures will help us understand how novelties evolve.”Evolution as goddess:  Did you know evolution can plan things and discover efficient ways of engineering codes?  A summary of the paper on RNA Polymerase II (see 12/17/2007, next entry) in Science Daily said this: “It would appear that, over the last 500 million years, other ways to produce highly complex organisms have evolved.  Evolution has simply found more efficient ways to use the genes already there.”Fly in the eye:  The following quote is notable for its admission that evidence is lacking for evolution, juxtaposed with certainty that it occurred.  David Weisblat, an expert on leeches at UC Berkeley, explained to Current Biology Dec 4 why leech study is important:The most compelling scientific justification for studying leech development is its relevance to understanding the evolution of animal body plans.  A priori, changes in animal body plans – morphology – must come about by changes, over the course of many millions of years, in the developmental processes by which they arise.  We now have a decent understanding of how a very few species, chiefly Drosophila, develop, but the ancestral species from which they evolved are by definition extinct, so we cannot make any retrospective comparisons.  Thinking prospectively, waiting to see significant morphological and underlying genomic/developmental changes is an exciting long-term possibility.  Unfortunately, that will require maintaining both human society and natural populations of the species of interest for the millions of years required for significant evolutionary changes to occur, a dicey proposition at best. Perhaps Jerry Coyne and Hopi Hoekstra explained best why evolutionists can get away with such assertions that assume evolution rather than demonstrate it.  In a recent article in Current Biology (Volume 17, Issue 23, 4 December 2007, pages R1014-R1016), they said, “Evolution is a contingent process, dependent on the vagaries of the environment, history, and whatever mutations happen to appear.  Consequently, there are few strict ‘laws’ of evolution; ours is instead a science of generalizations.”    Maybe evolution is whatever an evolutionist wants it to be.  Even the prior point was not conceded by some scientists at New York University; they said, according to a press release on EurekAlert, that evolution is deterministic, not random.  Whatever evolution is, it sure explains a lot.  Maybe an undefined term like “abracadabra” would do just as well.Charlietans, these Darwinists.  On the one hand they exclaim that evolution is the most clearly demonstrated scientific fact on Earth that only a fool (like a creationist) would deny.  Ask them for an example, and this is what you get: bald assertions that say little more than “it evolved because it evolved” or, “the way that it evolved is that it emerged millions of years ago, and after it arose, it evolved.”  If you love science, don’t let them get away with it.  Like Michael Jackson, they’re BAD (bald assertions of dogmatism).    For more Darwin-assuming groaners, see the 08/24/2007 entry, “Evolution Takes Credit.”(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Focus on the Right Side of the Scale

first_imgTake a look at the scale in the picture above this post. The scale is perfectly balanced. Your results in life—and sales—are very much like this scale.The scale that is your results is always precisely balanced, too. Whatever you put in on one side your side of the scale causes the other side to change to match it. You might be tempted to believe that your results are out of balance, but they’re not. If you feel that way, it’s because you are focused on the wrong side of the scale. You’re focused on the side that is the result that you are getting and not on the side that is the input generating those results.Having more money is a result. If you want to make more money, you have to change what you are doing on the side of the scale that is the effort you are making to create value for other people. You control the side of the scale that is the input; the other side responds accordingly. More value created for others, more money. Less value created for others, less money.You may want better relationships. Relationships work in exactly the same way that money works; to increase the quality of your relationships, you need to change the inputs. A greater investment in relaitonships results in a greater return. Too small of investment in relationships returns poor relationships.Right now your sales results are an exact reflection of your input on your side of the scale. The results reflected on the other side of the scale are exactly tuned to the inputs and effort you are making. To change the results on that side of the scale, you have to change the inputs on the your side of the scale.QuestionsAre the results you’re producing the results you really want?Are the inputs you are putting in the right inputs to generate those results? Are they enough?What needs to change? Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Shawn Murphy on the Optimistic Workplace – Episode #50

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:18 — 26.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSShawn Murphy is the CEO of Switch + Shift, a site that explores the Human Side of Business. He’s also the author of The Optimistic Workplace: Creating an Environment That Energizes Everyone. Shawn shares the destructive behaviors that cause leaders to ruin culture, aligning work and purpose, the hard stuff of human work and soft stuff of profit.0814436196Shawn at Switch and Shift.Shawn on TwitterStop by and visit our sponsor, Selling Power, and give them some support. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Subscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more

Post-Brexit UK-India partnership can shape global economy: UK Minister

first_imgBy Aditi Khanna London, Jun 19 (PTI) The first-ever UK-India Week was launched here today with the message that a post-Brexit bilateral trade partnership has the potential to shape the global economy. Britains Secretary of State for international trade Liam Fox, who is set to visit India later this year for the next UK-India Joint Economic Trade Committee (JETCO), described India as foremost among the UKs allies and trading partners and hailed reforms initiated by the Indian government.”We are here to look to the future and lay out our ambitions for a trading partnership that has the potential to shape the global economy,” said the senior Conservative party leader.”In particular, as we leave the European Union (EU), there is the opportunity for both countries to enhance this partnership opening up new sectors for business and minimising barriers to trade,” said the minister in charge of the UKs Department for International Trade (DIT).The launch event at Taj Hotel in London was marked by the release of the second edition of the ‘100 Most Influential in UK-India Relations’ covering leading figures across business, politics, arts and culture who are seen as making a significant contribution towards enhancing the UK-India relationship.”Collectively, these change-makers help to build a ‘Living Bridge’ between the UK and India something Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi has long championed and encouraged,” said Manoj Ladwa, Founder & CEO of India Inc. the organisers behind UK-India Week.Matt Hancock, UK Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, Indian minister of communication Manoj Sinha and the Indian High Commissioner to the UK, Y.K. Sinha, were among the other prominent guests at the event.advertisement”It is important that India and the UK ensure that the true potential of this relationship is tapped. As the UK leaves the EU and as India grows steadily, yet surely, there is a definite match between the two countries,” said Sinha.The week-long set of events are aimed at bringing together senior figures in the UK with their counterparts from India for high-level talks.It will include a two-day UK-India Leadership Conclave tomorrow and Thursday, when ministers and business leaders from both countries will descend upon Latimer Estate in the English countryside in Buckinghamshire to address the prospects of post-Brexit partnership opportunities.”UK-India Week celebrates the strong partnership between the UK and India and is a catalyst for promoting opportunities for future collaboration,” Ladwa said.”There is a huge opportunity for these two great countries now equals on the world stage to harness their shared values, trade, technology and talent to enhance prosperity at home and around the world,” he said.The conclave, backed by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as well as leading Indian companies like Infosys, Ola Cabs, and Hero Future Energies, will include a Global Investors Forum and Young Leaders Forum as well as spin-out sessions on smart cities, soft power, energy and climate change.Alongside hard-hitting political and economic debate, the conclave now in its fifth year will celebrate the cultural ties between the UK and India, including an early morning yoga session in celebration of International Day of Yoga on Thursday.UK-India Week will culminate with the second annual UK-India Awards in London on Friday, to honour high-achievers within the bilateral space. PTI AK NSANSANSAlast_img read more

Report: Dortmund 5 Cologne 0

first_imgBorussia Dortmund 5 Cologne 0: Aubameyang, Philipp bag braces as BVB return to the top Matt Dorman Last updated 2 years ago 01:55 18/9/2017 Maximilian Philipp - cropped Bongarts Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Maximilian Philipp were both at the double as Borussia Dortmund sounded a warning to their Bundesliga rivals. Borussia Dortmund plundered three goals in 10 second-half minutes to return to the Bundesliga summit with a 5-0 thrashing of Cologne on Sunday.Leading 2-0 at the break, the hosts turned on the style in a scintillating spell after the interval as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Maximilian Philipp both bagged braces – the latter claiming his first goals for the club.Sokratis Papastathopoulos also got in on the scoring fun to extend the hosts’ unbeaten start to their league campaign. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing On the back of their Europa League drama away to Arsenal on Thursday, bottom-placed Cologne posed few problems throughout the match and never recovered from Philipp’s second-minute opener.Dortmund twice benefited from the intervention of the Video Assistant Referee, but it was Aubameyang’s quickfire double after the restart which turned the contest into a rout.Andriy Yarmolenko also starred following his superb Champions League goal against Tottenham as Peter Bosz’s side recovered from that 3-1 loss to canter to victory and a fourth straight Bundesliga clean sheet..@BVB have run away with this oneStill  minutes to go #BVBKOE— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) September 17, 2017Yarmolenko’s superb strike in midweek offered a glimpse of his talent and the Ukraine star needed just two minutes of his first league start to further underline his class, dribbling beyond his marker and whipping in a superb cross for Philipp to nod in the opener.An unmarked Aubameyang should have doubled the advantage 15 minutes later when Gonzalo Castro touched a deft knock-down into his path, but Timo Horn did well to tip the miscued effort around the post.Yarmolenko continued to cause problems throughout the first half as Philipp, Lukasz Piszczek and Nuri Sahin all tried their luck around the half-hour mark.The winger then directed a header wide from Piszczek’s cross as Dortmund looked to take complete control before the break, although their momentum momentarily stalled when Sokratis required treatment.However, the Greece defender recovered to poke his side into a 2-0 lead on the stroke of half-time, punishing Horn for spilling a corner as the referee called on the VAR to reverse his initial decision of handball.Aubameyang’s struggles in front of goal continued immediately after the restart when he broke through one-on-one, only to sidefoot his finish narrowly wide of the far post.The speedy forward was instead gifted the chance to open his account from the penalty spot when the VAR spotted a handball in the area by Cologne defender Lukas Klunter.1 – Scoring his 1st BL goal vs Köln (in 7 games), @Aubameyang7 (@BVB) has now scored against every current BL side. Full House. #BVBKOE— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) September 17, 2017After dispatching the spot-kick into the bottom-left corner, Aubameyang made it two in two minutes as he tucked away Piszczek’s smart low cross for a sudden 4-0 lead.And it truly became a rout when Philipp capped the stunning 10-minute burst by deftly adding his second of the match from Mahmoud Dahoud’s incisive pass.Roman Burki was called on to make a rare save from Klunter in the closing stages, preserving his fourth league shut-out as Dortmund sounded a significant warning to their title rivals. Key Opta stats:- For the first time Cologne have lost their first four games of a Bundesliga season. Zero points and a minus 11 goal difference is the second worst start in Bundesliga history after four games. Only Karlsruhe had a worse start, in 1963-64 with no points and -13 goals.- Borussia Dortmund extended their club record run to 40 unbeaten home matches in the Bundesliga (W33, D7). Their last home loss came in April 2015 against Bayern Munich (0-1).- Cologne suffered their heaviest defeat under manager Peter Stoger. Their last three defeats by five goals came against Dortmund. read morelast_img read more

JPS and NWC to Continue Restoration Activities on the Weekend

first_imgThe island’s two major utility companies, the National Water Commission (NWC) and Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), will be continuing restoration activities over the weekend, in an effort to return water and electricity to customers, affected by the passage of Hurricane Sandy. Vice President of the NWC, David Geddes, told JIS News today (Oct. 26), that  approximately 55 per cent ofproduction capacity is back in operation, about 150 water supply systems are still out of service. “The most critically affected areas without piped water supply (are) sections of Mona, Liguanea, Papine and other sections of St. Andrew and that is because of the absence of electrical power to transfer water from Mona to the Hope filter plant. Meanwhile, Communications Manager at JPS, Winsome Callum, said that the power company is nearing total restoration for all north and south-western parishes, but still faces difficulties in the eastern parishes. “Those would be St. Thomas, Portland, St. Mary and St. Ann on the north-eastern end of the island because these four parishes lost total power supply as a result of damage to the transmission system. They expect that restoration activities will continue into the weekend,” she told JIS News. JPS continues to ask its customers for patience as it works to restore electricity to all parishes within the shortest time possible. By Vaughn Davis, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

Judges Sworn in to Serve in Higher Posts

first_img Eight members of the judiciary have been appointed to serve at higher levels within Jamaica’s courts.They are David Fraser, who will act as Judge of the Court of Appeal, effective April 29, 2019 until July 31, 2019; Tricia Hutchinson, who has been appointed to act as Puisne Judge, effective April 24 to July 31, 2019; and Natalie Hart Hines, who has been appointed Master-in-Chambers, effective April 23.Also taking the Oath of Office were Yvonne Brown, Andrea Pettigrew Collins, Calys Wiltshire, Simone Wolfe Reece, and Anne-Marie Nembhard, who have been appointed Puisne Judges. Their appointments become effective April 23, 2019.They were sworn in by Deputy Governor-General, Hon. Steadman Fuller, during a ceremony at King’s House.Congratulating the new appointees, the Deputy Governor-General encouraged them to continue to maintain the high standard of professionalism that is required of them.“We know that they have already proven their worth, and we wish them all well as they assume their new responsibilities,” he said.Mr. Fuller said the country’s judicial system is highly respected in the region, the Commonwealth and the wider world, adding that “we continue, therefore, to be proud of the service rendered by our legal luminaries and the justice system”.“Across the region, across the Commonwealth and beyond, we enjoy an enviable reputation for the probity of our judges and the respect in which our judicial system is widely held,” he added.Mr. Fuller said the recent steps taken by the Chief Justice to improve the efficiency of the court system are important, adding that the administrative measures, coupled with the relevant technologies, are guaranteed to impact the timeliness of decisions and, ultimately, the greater satisfaction of all those connected with the courts of law.For his part, President, Court of Appeal, Dennis Morrison, urged the appointees to continue to serve the country with dignity, while upholding the rule of law.Meanwhile, Chief Justice, Bryan Sykes, said the appointments are critical in accelerating the rate of transformation to make the country’s courts more efficient.“This is not a reward for long service. Judicial appointments at higher or lower levels are expressions of trust, confidence in your ability to be balanced, fair and prepared to keep up-to-date with the law. In other words, you are prepared to work and work hard to ensure that the governance of Jamaica takes place in accordance with the rule of law,” he said.Responding on behalf of his colleagues, Mr. Fraser expressed gratitude for the trust reposed in them. “We aim to do our best,” he said. Eight members of the judiciary have been appointed to serve at higher levels within Jamaica’s courts. Story Highlights Also taking the Oath of Office were Yvonne Brown, Andrea Pettigrew Collins, Calys Wiltshire, Simone Wolfe Reece, and Anne-Marie Nembhard, who have been appointed Puisne Judges. Their appointments become effective April 23, 2019. They are David Fraser, who will act as Judge of the Court of Appeal, effective April 29, 2019 until July 31, 2019; Tricia Hutchinson, who has been appointed to act as Puisne Judge, effective April 24 to July 31, 2019; and Natalie Hart Hines, who has been appointed Master-in-Chambers, effective April 23.last_img read more

H1N1 Summary Nov 29 to Dec 5

first_img “A decrease in H1N1 activity does not mean that Nova Scotians should become complacent,” said Dr. Robert Strang, chief public health officer. “Nova Scotians should take preventative measures and get vaccinated. Both are steps toward reducing the severity of H1N1. To prevent a possible third wave, I strongly encourage everyone who hasn’t been vaccinated to get vaccinated.” As of Dec. 4, the province has distributed enough vaccine to immunize 52.3 per cent of the population, or almost 500,000 people. “Mass immunization clinics will continue this week and next. Based on H1N1 activity and traffic at the clinics, we will assess our approach,” said Dr. Strang. “Over the coming weeks, vaccine will still be available to those who want to get immunized at physician offices and workplace clinics.” Everyone is at some risk of getting H1N1. Vaccination is safe, effective and the best line of defense. Other highlights include: The H1N1 virus is still circulating across the province, even though Nova Scotia is experiencing a decrease of H1N1 activity. For the reporting period of Nov. 29 to Dec. 5, there have been: The percentage of emergency room visits with influenza-like has decreased to eight per cent, down two per cent from Nov. 22 to Nov. 28. The percentage of patients with influenza-like illness has decreased to three per cent from eight per cent, as reported by physicians around the province. 12 new lab-confirmed H1N1 cases, compared to 19 for the week of Nov. 22 to Nov. 28. Five new hospitalizations of people with lab-confirmed H1N1, compared to 50 last period. The province publishes a report on respiratory illnesses, including H1N1, every Wednesday. It can be found at . Healthlink 811, Nova Scotia’s 24-hour telecare service, received more than 6,700 calls for the week of Nov. 29 to Dec. 5. The website, , had more than 1,100 visits.last_img read more

Neymar to stay at PSG Reports

first_imgParis: Neymar is to stay at Paris Saint-Germain after seeing his desire to transfer back to Barcelona fail, according to press reports Sunday. “Se queda,” Spanish for he’s staying, read the L’Equipe headline on its front page with a photo of the Brazilian. “Faces with the impossiblity of completing his transfer to Barcelona, Neymar had informed his entourage he has decided to end the season at PSG,” the daily said. Spanish sports newspaper Mundo Deportivo carried similar news, which comes just ahead of the transfer market deadlines in France and Spain on Monday. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”Neymar’s entourage admit it: it’s finished,” it said. Neymar, 27, became the world’s most expensive player when PSG paid 222 million euros (USD 264 million at the time) for his transfer from Barcelona two years ago. A scorer of 51 goals in 58 appearances in his two seasons in the French capital, Neymar has not featured at all for his current club this season amid the uncertainty surrounding his future. He trained with PSG on Thursday, but coach Thomas Tuchel omitted him from the team that beat Metz 2-0 in Ligue 1 action on Friday. Efforts to negotiate a suitably lucrative transfer back to Barcelona have seemingly floundered, with PSG sporting director Leonardo saying Friday there was “no agreement. It depends on Barcelona”.last_img read more