Mountain Rescue team on search for missing person

first_imgA crew from the Donegal Mountain Rescue team have been dispatched on an emergency callout this Wednesday morning.In the last hour, volunteers were tasked to assist in the search for a missing person.Update 3pm: The search has been stood down  Mountain Rescue team on search for missing person was last modified: July 3rd, 2019 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)last_img

Greenland Was Forest Green

first_imgGreenland once had boreal forests like those in Sweden, reported Science Daily.  Researchers analyzed the mud under 2 km of ice and found DNA from yew, alder, pine, grain, butterflies, moths, flies and beetles.  According to the article, “the research is painting a picture which is overturning all previous assumptions about biological life and the climate in Greenland.”  The diversity of the forest suggests summer temperatures of 50° F.  See also the BBC News and National Geographic reports.    The work by Eske Willerslev and team is published in Science.1  Their dating estimate of 450,000 years based on molecular clock analysis conflicts with geologists’ date of 125,000 years ago when there was supposedly a warm interglacial period.  Radioactive dating of dust trapped in the ice also supported the earlier date.    Willerslev was heralded in a Profile article in Science as “ancient DNA’s intrepid explorer.”2  Roaming through the ice fields of Greenland has partially fulfilled his childhood dream of exploring the American west with the mountain men.  Andrew Curry described the hardships of the Danish climatologist’s work: “After fending off bears, surviving frostbite, and trapping furs in Siberia, Eske Willerslev turned to genetics and is now pushing the boundaries of ancient DNA research.”    National Geographic posted a story about a new ice core dug in the Antarctic said to date back 800,000 years, but no mention was made of DNA or life.  Scientists have inferred from measurements of deuterium content that Earth’s temperature has fluctuated wildly at times, by as much as 27° F.1Willerslev et al, “Ancient Biomolecules from Deep Ice Cores Reveal a Forested Southern Greenland,” Science, 6 July 2007: Vol. 317. no. 5834, pp. 111-114, DOI: 10.1126/science.1141758.2Andrew Curry, “Ancient DNA’s Intrepid Explorer,” Science, 6 July 2007: Vol. 317. no. 5834, pp. 36-37, DOI: 10.1126/science.317.5834.36.Ignore the dating methods, since whenever they try to get two ends to meet, it breaks in the middle.  Being off by 300% tells you something about dating methods.  Hasn’t Willerslev heard that the molecular clock is broken? (06/07/2005, 07/15/2005).  You can’t build anything solid on ever-shifting Darwin quicksand.    Notice how global warming was not caused by humans even with their own evidence and reasoning.  That did not stop Nature and Science from publishing more scare hype about human-caused global warming this week.  The method is similar to Darwinian propaganda: bash the critics and never give them the microphone.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

California Teams up With Google, Microsoft and ProgrammableWeb for Gov 2.0 App Contest

first_imgRelated Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… The State of California will hold an application development contest this summer, according to O’Reilly Radar, and the state is partnering with Google, Microsoft, ProgrammableWeb, and IdeaScale to make it happen. ProgrammableWeb’s site for the contest will be live later today.Update: The Apps for California site is now live. See also Programmable Web’s blog post about the effort.“ProgrammableWeb will be the hosting point for all the contest entries,” company founder John Musser told ReadWriteWeb. “Developers will register their apps on PW and our readers and community of developers will be able to see these contest entries, rate them, as well as learn more about the contest.” California will be using Microsoft’s Open Government Data Initiative collection and Google’s Fusion Tables to provide access to the data sets, which will be listed in ProgrammableWeb’s directory of over 2,000 APIs. The state will also use IdeaScale to solicit feedback and ideas for new applications from non-technical citizens.The State of California follows Washington DC’s Apps for Democracy contest, The Sunlight Foundation-sponsored Apps for America contest, and the U.S, Army’s Apps for the Army.As the most populous state in the U.S., California’s move bodes well for the future of open government. “Overall, this initiative from the state of California is a big step on the road to more open APIs and transparency from government, and we’re looking forward to seeing the innovative apps created as a result,” Musser said. Tags:#enterprise#news 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair klint finleylast_img read more

This Week in Microsoft News: New Clues In the Novell Patent Mystery and More

first_imgThese thee Microsoft stories weren’t the biggest news of the week, but they are worth knowing about if you missed them. One of the stories is merely a clue into an ongoing mystery surrounding Microsoft’s acquisition of some patents from Novell that have analysts speculating and open source advocates worrying. Each story sheds a little light on Microsoft’s strategy and where the company is headed. For example, the release of Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 indicates how Microsoft is consolidating various enterprise management tools into a single interface.Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 ReleasedMicrosoft released a commercial version its Forefront Endpoint Protection software this week. It’s now available from Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center. IT managers can now deploy, configure, manage, update, and report on FEP protections using System Center Configuration Manager 2007.The significance of this is that Microsoft is now firmly in the software security business as the space converges. Earlier this year, Intel purchased McAfee in an attempt to bring security software closer to hardware.Microsoft Wasn’t Alone In Purchasing Those 882 Novell PatentsFlorian Muller discovered the companies behind CPTN Holdings, the members of mysterious organization that purchased 882 patents from Novell when Attachmate bought Novell last month. It turns out that CPTN consists of Microsoft, Apple, EMC, and Oracle.What patents these companies bought remains a mystery.Rumor: Oracle and Microsoft in Bidding War for AutonomyBritish tabloid Daily Mail “reported” that Oracle and Microsoft are in a bidding war for enterprise analytics company Autonomy. We suggest taking this rumor with a grain of salt. But if true, this could be interesting as Arik Hesseldahl writes for All Things Digital:On its face this rumor is interesting because now that the battle to roll up the data storage firms is largely resolved following Dell’s acquisition of Compellent, one of the next dealmaking battle fronts for the large IT vendors is going to be software that makes managing data in all its various forms easier, more powerful and less costly.This could signal more consolidation in the business analytics field, something we talked about when IBM purchased Netezza last fall. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#enterprise#news klint finleycenter_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affairlast_img read more

Features Revealed in Apple’s iOS 4.3: Multitouch Gestures, Social Networking…and Fixing that Darned iPad Mute Button!

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Apple#mobile#news#web The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Find My Friends, Credit: EngadgetFinally, iPad Gets Its Orientation Lock BackIf you’re a regular iPad reader, especially one who lounges in bed, reading the iPad at odd angles, you know that the device’s orientation sensor is easy to trigger. Just a slight move, and the screen flips from portrait to landscape. Fortunately, the built-in toggle switch made keeping the screen locked into place a breeze. But in iOS 4.2, Apple decided to make the toggle switch function more like it does on its other mobile devices – the update turned it into a mute button.Now, it’s not like you couldn’t use orientation lock feature – it’s still there – it’s just that process became a bit more cumbersome. You have to double-tap the Home button to bring up the multitasking bar, swipe right to reveal the player controls and then tap the orientation lock icon. Three steps when it used to be one.And yes, this was my own personal pet peeve, I have to admit. If you at all felt the same here, you’ll be pleased to know that the toggle switch will now be adjustable. If you’re dying to have it return to its old ways, that will be possible: orientation or mute, it’s your decision. For once, Apple isn’t telling me what’s best, but is giving me a choice, and for that, I’m grateful. Multitouch Gestures Switch; Credit: EngadgetFor some reason, the Internet rumor mill has decided that this (arguably somewhat advanced) feature means that Apple is intending to do away with the Home button on its devices. We’ll go just ahead and opine here: that’s crazy talk. As Apple insider John Gruber explains, “these gestures do mean that you don’t have to use the Home button. But there’s a serious discoverability problem with them. The physical Home button is impossible to miss. That it is the one and only button on the faces of these devices is a big part of why normal people are able to pick them up, start playing with them, and figure out how to get around with no help…I don’t think the iOS Home button is going anywhere.”Agreed.However, they look like great fun to try. sarah perez Related Posts Find My MobileMe Friends?A more curious development is the reference to a “Find My Friends” setting within Apple’s MobileMe service. MobileMe, a premium service providing email, calendar, contacts, file and photo sharing and more, appears to be adding a social element, too. In the developer build, this feature was spotted in strings related to the Settings app, but what it means is still unclear.One line of speculation is that this may be the start of a location-enabled service, which will help you find your friends near you.And perhaps, as Engadget recalls, it’s related to that Apple patent application which showed plans for a location-based social networking app called “iGroups.” As described, iGroups would let people share data with each other using a service like MobileMe. New Features: Here’s What We KnowYesterday, Apple seeded the beta of iOS 4.3 to developers for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. In it are the following new features:Wi-Fi Hotspot: As we already knew, the personal hotspot capabilities are present for GSM devices, although it’s up to individual carriers to implement this setting. It’s doubtful that AT&T will be one of them. Verizon, however, is. AirPlay support for third-party native and Web applications: Previously in iOS 4.2, AirPlay, the feature that lets you stream video from your mobile device to an Apple TV or other third-party AirPlay-enabled hardware, was only available to the built-in Apple apps. With 4.3, any third party app can offer this functionality, too. A redesigned FaceTime icon: A minor change, but it looks good. Support for fullscreen iAd banners on iPad: A new iAd format which Apple says is “easy to implement,” allows its users to collect 60% of the revenue generated. Multitouch gesture support for the iPad: More on this belowConfigurable switch for the iPad, as mentioned above, the toggle can be used as a mute button or orientation lockHTTP Live Streaming Statistics: This allows developers to track their video streams’ popularity and measure their performance. New FaceTime icon; Credit: 9to5macThe Biggest News?: Multitouch GesturesThe multitouch gesture support is probably the most interesting of all the known additions. When the update goes live on the iPad, you’ll be able to use four or five fingers to pinch to the homescreen, swipe up to reveal the multitasking bar and swipe left or right between apps.The gestures will have their own panel in within the Settings application on the iPad, where they can be switched on or off. A Wi-Fi hotspot feature which can be turned on by the iPhone’s mobile carriers isn’t the only new addition expected in Apple’s forthcoming update to its mobile operating system, iOS 4.3. A developer build of the OS released yesterday has revealed several notable additions, including support for multitouch gestures, improvements to AirPlay, new ad formats for iAd and even hints of what may be a social networking gambit tied into Apple’s MobileMe platform.However, as a regular iPad reader, I have to admit I’m just as thrilled that the iPad’s right-side toggle switch, which begin its life as an orientation lock (locking portrait or landscape modes) before being transformed into a mute button via the latest update, is now going to be configurable by the end user. Mute switch or orientation lock: it’s your call. Thank you, Apple, thank you.last_img read more

Andy Murray corrects reporter’s ‘sexist’ question

first_imgView comments Sir Andrew Murray is NOT amused with your casual sexism! #wimbledon pic.twitter.com/a6pTpHCFSr— Jamie (@_JamieMac_) July 12, 2017 “Male player,” says Murray.“Yes, first male player, that’s for sure,” the reporter responds, though Murray is far from amused.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LeBron-invested pizza place becomes fastest growing chain in US Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim This is not Murray’s first time to interject a reporter for an oversight, and probably not his last either. In the 2016 Olympics, he corrected BBC reporter John Inverdale who congratulated him for being the first to win two gold medals in tennis.“Venus [Williams] and Serena [Williams] have won four each,” he said.My favorite genre is Murray doing this to reporters pic.twitter.com/CKs8HS0Fn7— Ashley (@ashcech) July 12, 2017While his chance of winning this year’s Wimbledon is gone, the Glasgow-born athlete is still ace in other aspects. Niña V. Guno/JBRELATED STORIES:Murray refuses to blame injury for Wimbledon heartbreakMurray at world number one — how Twitter reacted MOST READcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mom Judy Murray approves:That’s my boy. ❤️ https://t.co/ldZUQ2wbZj— judy murray (@JudyMurray) July 12, 2017Despite the lack of recognition of their achievements, American female tennis players outperform American men in world rankings. In general, women in professional sports still receive less media coverage than their male counterparts.ADVERTISEMENT Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates after winning a point against Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro during their tennis match at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open on June 3, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS XAVIER MARITWhen top-ranked Brit Andy Murray faced reporters after losing to American Sam Querrey in the Wimbledon quarterfinals, he still had his priorities straight.The reporter starts, “Sam is the first U.S. player to reach a major semi-final since 2009…”ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucenalast_img read more