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Job Vacancies: Donegal company need Forklift Mechanics

first_imgJOB VACANCIES: One of Donegal’s most established Forklift companies – with over forty years experience in the industry – are looking to recruit ‘Forklift Mechanics’ to join their professional, dynamic and hardworking team. Management at Henley Forklift Group Ltd require ‘Forklift Mechanics’ due to continued expansion within the organisation.Henley Forklift Group Ltd. with over forty years experience in materials handling equipment is the established market leader in the industry currently employing in excess of 80 people nationwide. As part of their continual expansion we are recruiting extra Forklift Mechanics “field based” in the Donegal region.Job Requirements: The ideal applicant will have a good understanding of mechanical and electrical engineering.Committed to the highest level of customer service.Full training will be provided to applicants demonstrating experience in plant / agricultural or commercial mechanical repairs.Only those with experience need apply.The successful candidate will receive a very attractive remuneration package, company vehicle and will have outstanding career prospects.Those interested in applying for this position should forward their Curriculum Vitae in strictest confidence to: [email protected]: Edel Ducey Job Vacancies: Donegal company need Forklift Mechanics was last modified: October 5th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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 read more

Bird Flight Story Falsified

first_img(Visited 134 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 A simplistic story about bird flight influenced a generation of evolution students, but it was wrong.Ken Dial’s “partridge family” story on the evolution of bird flight became one of our icons of just-so storytelling when it first appeared in December 2003 (12/22/03, 6/25/14). His theory he called “WAIR” (wing assisted incline running) began when he watched partridge chicks hold out their arms when running upill. Director of the Flight Laboratory at the University of Montana, Dial had visions of dinosaurs taking to the skies by holding out their wingless arms. Even though WAIR was little more than a quasi-Lamarckian heuristic conjecture, it got respectable coverage over the years in the science media (e.g. 5/01/06, 12/03/12, 9/25/14, 5/04/16) mainly because there wasn’t a better theory around. Both the arboreal (tree down) and cursorial (ground up) theories had fallen out of favor by 2003. Here was a new idea to fill the void, they thought; it was better than nothing.Flight, however, requires much more than running uphill with arms outstretched. Otherwise, humans might learn the trick without a wingsuit. A new study by Alexander Dececchi (Queen’s University) puts evolutionists back at square one by eliminating WAIR and all other contenders for good just-so stories to explain how dinosaurs learned to fly. Science Daily says that Dececchi has determined that “none of the previously predicted methods would have allowed pre-avian dinosaurs to take flight.” That includes WAIR.“By disproving the idea that the predicted models led to the development of flight, our research is a step towards determining how flight developed and whether it can evolve once or developed multiple times in different evolutionary lines,” he says.Dr. Dececchi and his colleagues examined 45 specimens, representing 24 different non-avian theropod species, as well as five bird species. After determining some critical variables from the fossils — such as body mass and wing size — they used measurements from living birds to estimate wing beat, flap angle and muscular output.These values were used to build a model for different behaviours linked to the origins of flight such as vertical leaping and wing-assisted incline running (WAIR) — a method of evasion for many ground-based modern birds that has become a favoured pathway towards the origin of flapping flight in the paleontological literature. They also tested if any species met the requirements to take-off from the ground and fly under their own power.If WAIR was involved in the evolution of flight at all, Dececchi concluded, it was unnecessary and insufficient:We know the dimensions and we know how modern birds muscles and anatomy work,” Dr. Dececchi says. “Using our model, if a particular species doesn’t reach the minimum thresholds for function seen in the much more derived birds — such as the ability to take off or to generate a certain amount of power — it’s safe to say they would not have been able to perform these behaviours or fly.“The researchers found that none of the behaviours met the criteria expected in the pathway models. In fact, they found that almost all the behaviours had little or no benefit, outside of those species which evolved right before the origin of birds. When looking at WAIR specifically — the method that has been touted as an explanation for some early wing adaptations — the researchers found that it only was possible in a handful of large winged, small bodied species such as Microraptor, but found no evidence to suggest its use was widespread.Microraptor, however, was no theropod. It has been interpreted as a secondarily flightless bird by some (2/09/10), causing other evolutionists to speculate that some dinosaurs like Velociraptor evolved from birds! However Microraptor functioned, it was not on the way to inventing powered flight; Dececchi’s reference to Microraptor, therefore, is irrelevant to WAIR.In the Illustra film Flight: The Genius of Birds, philosopher of biology Paul Nelson explains why natural causes alone cannot explain this transition.You look at the anatomy of a bird, its behavior, its metabolism, the structure of its feathers, the structure of its muscles and so forth — these are multiple independent points in a complex space, out of which flight emerges. And I think from a biological standpoint, to fly at all requires a cause that’s able to visualize a distant functional endpoint, and bring together everything necessary to achieve that endpoint. Uniquely, and universally in our experience, only intelligence is capable of that kind of causal process.As our commentary stated, evolution provides job security for storytellers. Ken Dial perpetuated his story for over a decade, and is now professor emeritus of UM’s Flight Lab. As a pilot and author of “What Use Is Half a Wing,” he knew full well the requirements for powered flight. Nothing about WAIR addresses the fundamental questions about how multiple integrated systems became incorporated into a bird by mutation and natural selection; if anything, his story is purely Lamarckian. As David Berlinski would remark, it doesn’t even rise to the level of anecdote.Having passed along his just-so story to unknown numbers of graduate students like Ashley Heers (5/04/16), Dial can enjoy his retirement and reputation. Among evolutionists, he had earned enough distinction to become editor of Neil Shubin’s latest book, Great Transformations in Vertebrate Evolution, even though the theory that made him famous has been falsified.Do you see now why we need to shame the storytellers out of academia? This guy is a veritable crook. He took money from his institution and from the federal government (YOUR money — see proof) to weave a stupid story that now, after 12 years, has been shown to be untenable. As a pilot, he knows better. He knows you can’t hold out the doors on a sedan to explain how it turned into an airliner by chance and natural processes. But does he care? No; that’s why he’s grinning in the picture at the gullible dupes in the NSF who sent YOUR tax money to him. It was untenable from the start. We explained why. Who else pointed this out? Where was Science Daily, the BBC, and New Scientist? You can’t explain powered flight by watching living partridge chicks holding their arms out. Good grief; it gets more ridiculous the more you think about it. Partridges are birds; they already are programmed to fly. But because evolutionists have ensconced themselves into academia as the gurus of our culture, and have shut out everybody with common sense, they get away with it, while the secular science news reporters, like rubber ducks, quack happily behind this quack. How many of you think Ken Dial will suffer anything for his misappropriation of taxpayer money? Unlikely. His co-conspirators will continue to celebrate him as the eminent editor of “Great Transformations in Vertebrate Evolution.” You can barf now.last_img read more

$108m for HIV prevention projects

first_img27 November 2009South Africa has secured an additional US$108-million (about R818-million) from the Global Fund to finance its HIV prevention projects over the next five years, which Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says has come at the right time, given the current financial environment.“This is very important for us as we try to mobilise additional resources for our response to the epidemic,” said Motlanthe, who is also chairperson of the South African National Aids Council.Motlanthe was addressing a plenary session of the council in Pretoria this week.National strategic plan reviewThe funding was made available after South Africa’s application to the Global Fund under a submission entitled “Leveraging partnerships to achieve the objectives of the national strategic plan”.Delegates attending the session were also briefed on the preliminary findings of the midterm review of the plan – the country’s blueprint to combating HIV/Aids.“This review took place alongside a United Nations led review of the health sector’s HIV programme as well as an analysis of our state of readiness to conduct mass counselling and testing,” Motlanthe said.He said the review focused on progress towards achieving the key objectives of the plan as well as the institutional arrangements at national, provincial and local levels to implement the plan“We acknowledge that the review team had a short timeframe to conduct the review and that a bit more work needs to be done to finalise the report,” he said.Challenges, HIV/Aids treatmentThe report found that while levels of knowledge about HIV are high, behaviour change remained a challenge. “Condom use has increased but we need to increase the consistent use of condoms significantly,” Motlanthe said.Regarding treatment, he said more than 700 000 patients were receiving treatment, but that the figure represented only 50% of those who need to be treated.The review found that the health system needs to be strengthened to ensure increased access to care and for services to be integrated with within the public health sector and between the public and private health sectors.“We really need to ensure that we mobilise and align all our resources to meet our targets. There are also challenges with regard to information about the epidemic. We collect lots of data but do not use the information intelligently to monitor progress,” Motlanthe said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Ducere Foundation tells African stories

first_imgLearners at Zandspruit Primary School during the launch of Ducere’s African Children’s Stories Program. (Images and e-book: Ducere)Reading can be boring if the stories do not resonate with the lives of readers. The Ducere Foundation knows this, and aims to provide an African alternative in children’s literature.All too often, library shelves and school bags are filled with Western stories that have little or no relevance to the reality of primary schoolchildren in Africa. But the foundation’s African Children’s Stories Program is leading the way with an innovative initiative that aims to one day publish and distribute African children’s stories from each and every African nation.Julia Gillard, the former prime minister of Australia and its former minister of education, is the chancellor of Ducere and chair of the board of directors of its Global Partnership for Education. She was in South Africa earlier this month to celebrate the foundation’s African Children’s Stories Program roll-out.Julia Gillard, the chancellor of Ducere and chair of the board of directors of its Global Partnership for Education, emphasised how the grassroots are important for children to excel in basic education and literacy.Ducere has partnered with Monash South Africa (MSA), a leading private higher education provider founded by Monash University (Australia) and a member of Laureate International Universities, for the roll-out of the latest collection of stories. They were written by local South African pupils.EDUCATIONAL VISITWhile she was in Johannesburg, Gillard visited Zandspruit Primary School, where she encouraged the children to keep writing and to make their education a priority.“Education, employability and entrepreneurship begin at grassroots level, from the support of basic education and literacy to the preparation of students for today’s global economy,” she said.The MSA and Ducere collaboration is made possible through the MSA student-led programme, This is Me, which promotes children’s creative thinking, storytelling and literacy skills to support their academic and personal growth.“We will continue publishing stories written by African children, for African children to be shared across the globe,” said Di Fleming, the chief executive of the Ducere Foundation. “We encourage and celebrate literacy from a young age, and empower the young learners to embrace their African culture.”MSA distributed hundreds of these stories to schools through its campus community engagement programmes.STUDENT DEVELOPMENTEsther Benjamin, the chief executive of MSA and of Africa operations for Laureate International Universities, believes this project, one of many MSA outreach programmes, strengthens students’ passion for volunteering as part of their personal development, gives them an opportunity to make important contributions to the community, and equips them with valuable skills for leadership and entrepreneurial thinking.An example of African Children Stories from Rwanda (Collection 22).“By facilitating important conversations on education’s link to building robust economies and skilled marketplaces, we strive to be a leading change agent in South Africa and beyond,” she said.“We pride ourselves on local relevancy as well as a global perspective. We work with an extensive global network of thought leaders to ensure that our graduates are equipped for the global business environment as well as for entrepreneurial initiatives relevant to the marketplace.”Gillard’s visit culminated in a panel discussion that included prominent business, NGO, and community leaders.At the discussion, Gillard and Benjamin spoke about the challenges and opportunities for students in the global marketplace. It was emphasised that students needed to pursue academic excellence along with cultivating essential life and personal skills for employability and entrepreneurship.PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part in transforming South Africa? If so, submit your story or video and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more

Green Aisle: How One Company Uses Social Media to Drive Business

first_imgRelated Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… For Web-based businesses, a foray into social media may seem like a no-brainer, but how can real-world, brick-and-mortar companies use the social Web to drive revenue and growth? Look no further than Green Aisle Grocery, an independently owned, organic grocery store in Philadelphia.Even before Green Aisle’s South Philadelphia storefront opened in Nov. 2009, co-founders Andrew and Adam Erace were using Facebook and Twitter were giving followers a taste of what the store would be carrying on day one as a way to build up local buzz. Today, the store has over 780 followers on Twitter and 745 Facebook fans receiving around-the-clock updates about new products, sales and in-store events.“Social media is definitely a regular part of our business,” says Adam Erace. “The speed of social media lends itself so well to our business model.” On a typical day, Green Aisle might use Facebook and Twitter to announce the arrival of fresh-picked apricots, natural almond milk and hummus, all accompanied by camera phone-snapped photos of the actual products as they come in the door. In some tweets, Green Aisle calls out to specific regulars of the store with timely updates:Hey @joymanning your fave selzter is back in stock! http://yfrog.com/jpxvbpjIn addition to product arrivals, in-store tastings and free samples are announced online, which helps drive foot traffic to the store. When something goes on sale, the store’s Twitter followers and Facebook fans are the first to know. While the real-world success of the social media initiative is not as easy to quantify as, say, page views on a website, Erace says that each day about 40% of their customers mention something they saw on Twitter or Facebook. Until recently, social media was the only form of marketing Green Aisle used. It was only after about six months of operation that it decided to purchase its first print advertisement in a local magazine covering sustainability.The success Green Aisle has enjoyed over the last seven months is substantial enough that it’s already considering opening a second store in another Philadelphia neighborhood, according to Erace.In the meantime, the owners are looking to upgrade their website to enable customers to order groceries online. “We do delivery and pick up, just via phone and email for now,” says Erace. “It works but we’d like to put a more efficient system in place.” john paul titlow Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Tags:#biz#Features Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Apple Is “Nearly Invisible” On GitHub, But Does It Matter?

first_imgTime To Panic?This isn’t to suggest that Apple needs to panic, but it may need to find ways to embrace the broader, open-source developer ecosystem without forcing that ecosystem to fit neatly into its current development community. Otherwise, it risks seeing more developers shift to Android or even HTML5, as has also been happening. In all this, GitHub traction matters. We’re not talking about some niche category of developer hacking on GitHub. As Berkholz’s Redmonk colleague James Governor opines, “GitHub is no longer just about Web Development, but rather all mainstream development.”To thrive in the next decade of mobile development, Apple may want to consider opening up a bit to open-source developers. The place to do that is GitHub. Developers that have worked within Apple’s walled garden have been paid handsomely for it. This isn’t a problem when a platform can command fealty, but that’s less and less the case with Apple.That said, Apple’s Objective-C is alone. As Berkholz suggests, “It’s increasingly obvious that only 5 languages have historically mattered on GitHub on the basis of overall share: JavaScript, Ruby, Java, PHP, and Python.” Everything else is “irrelevant today.” Ecosystems Beyond iOSIf we look at jobs posted to HackerNews, iOS and Android look roughly roughly equal at the moment. The same is true if we look at the absolute number of jobs being posted on Indeed.com:This chart looks a lot different, however, if you look at relative growth in jobs:Clearly, something has changed in mobile. Apple is not the hegemon it used to be. As a recent Evans Data survey reveals:41% of Android developers said they finish apps in one month or less, while only 36% of iOS and 34% of Windows Phone devs said they could achieve as quickly a turnaround84% of developers targeting tablets choose Android as their lead mobile platform, compared to 62% for iOSThis shows up in how much developers make on the respective platforms, with Google’s Play cutting into Apple’s App Store in a very real way, according to Distimo data: Why You Love Online Quizzes Venture capital luminary Fred Wilson believes Apple will lose its place as a top-3 tech company within 10 years because of its focus on hardware and weakness in the cloud. But Apple’s ability to connect with developers might actually be a bigger problem.See also: How Mobile Is Killing Innovation, And How Blockchain Could Save ItI know, that’s heresy. After all, as of last year Apple boasted six million developers in its iOS ecosystem and paid those mobile developers $10 billion to date, representing three times as much as has been paid out to “all other platforms combined,” according to Apple. Those are big, impressive numbers.But here’s another data point: Apple is nearly invisible on GitHub, the darling code repository of the broader developer community. With more developer activity moving to GitHub, can Apple afford to keep going it alone?What’s Trending On GitHubAt one time, the answer would have been an obvious “Yes.” Apple didn’t need to play nicely with anyone else because, well, it’s Apple. So nobody in Cupertino would’ve lost sleep over Redmonk analyst Donnie Berkholz’s observation, which said “Both [Microsoft’s] C# and [Apple’s] Objective-C are unsurprisingly almost invisible [on GitHub], because they’re both ecosystems that either don’t encourage or actively discourage open-source code.”   How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Related Posts center_img Tags:#Android#Android developers#Apple#Apple GitHub#developers#GitHub#iOS#iOS developers#Objective-C#Open Source Matt Asay 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

After Effects Fundamentals Lesson 3: Compositing, Keying & Rotoscoping

first_imgDevelop your skills in lesson 3 of our 10 part After Effects Fundamentals course. In this video tutorial we take a look at chroma keying, transfer modes and rotoscoping.Welcome to lesson 3 of our 10 part After Effects Fundamentals series. In this lesson we will take a look at a few techniques which utilize transparency features in After Effects.CompositingTransfer ModesChroma KeyRotoscopingMaskingTrack MattesThe ability to key out multiple layers is one of the reasons why After Effects is such a powerful program. If you are interested in taking your keying skills one step further check out our quick-tips for After Effects post.Best viewed full screen:We will post new lessons every Monday for the next 7 weeks. Check the Premiumbeat blog for future lessons. And while you’re there you can watch more After Effects tutorials, read the latest filmmaking news and pick up some post-production tricks.What did you think of this lesson? Have any questions? Ask in the comments below.last_img read more

Avid Media Composer Tutorial: How to Best Setup Your Project

first_imgCheck out the other videos in this Media Composer training series:Avid Tutorial 3, Avid Tutorial 4, Avid Tutorial 5These videos were shared directly from Avid’s Vimeo Channel. Thanks for sharing guys! You can get a monthly Avid Media Composer subscription for as low as $49.99 a month, or if you can buy it outright for $1,299.Have any tips for someone getting started in Avid Media Composer? Share in the comments below. AVID can be intimidating and overwhelming for new video editors, but these video tutorials will quickly get you up to speed.If you are used to editing on Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro than you probably were able to figure out the basics without needing very much assistance. However, those looking to learn Avid Media Composer often run into difficulties when first starting out. The program is admittedly a little difficult to figure out, but with some direction and a little patience you’ll be editing like a pro in no-time.The following two videos offer a crash course in getting started in Avid Media Composer. They cover:Setting up your projectKeeping your project organizedImporting footageDigitizing video from tapeYou can download a free trial of Avid Media Composer from Avid’s website. Avid is also offering a new subscription option which is very similar to the Creative Cloud. With the subscription you have access to other Avid tools like Symphony, Boris Continuum Complete Lite, Sorenson Squeeze Lite, and NewBlue Titler Pro 2, not to mention support from Avid. If you want to buy the software outright (the ‘old-fashioned way’) you can still do that too.last_img read more

Who Is Writing Your Story?

first_img 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 You are writing the story of your life. You are the author and protagonist. You’re the one making the decisions; you decide where the story goes next.As you write your story, you encounter outside forces, but those forces aren’t writing your story. Unless you allow them to.Imagine that, instead of you writing your story, you slide your laptop across the table and let someone else decide which way the story goes. Instead if you making the decision as to what’s next, some other writer gets to decide for you.What does the story look like if you let your employer write it? Would they write the story that you would write for yourself? Your employer probably doesn’t want to write your story for you, but they will write the story if you don’t.What if you let your government write your story for you? If you decide not to write your own story, your government will do its very best to write your story, but that story will be one where you have the barest minimum of what you need to survive.Your parents love you, and they want you to be safe and happy. They cringe at the idea that would take risks; they’d write a very safe story, wouldn’t they?There are a lot of people who will write your story for you if you don’t write it yourself. Your story is yours to write. It’s the greatest gift you will ever receive. You write every word on every page. Your always in the middle chapters, and there is always time for you to set the protagonist a new course, to choose a new adventure, or find a new dragon to slay.last_img read more

Wrecking Balls get last PVL men’s semis berth

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Ronaldo says his ‘brilliance’ bothers people 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 Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ LATEST STORIES National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Sta. Elena Construction gave Army the boot with a 25-17, 25-19, 29-27 win Wednesday to complete the semifinals cast of the the men’s division of the Premier Volleyball League.League-leading scorer Berlin Paglinawan unleashed 20 points to tow the Wrecking Balls into the Final Four duel, where they will face top-seeded Cignal TV HD Spikers staring Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT The other semis pairing pits No. 2 Mega Builders against third-seed and defending champion Air Force.Isaah Arda, Paolo Publico and Israel Encina each chipped in 10 points for the Wrecking Balls, who also beat the Troopers, 25-15, 22-25, 25-21, 25-23, in their elimination game face-off last July 16.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“The boys were just determined to get the win,” said Sta. Elena coach Arnold Laniog.The Wrecking Balls dominated Café Lupe at the close of the elims to finish tied for fourth with Army at 4-3, and force a sudden death for the last semis seat. Celest Flores-Colina Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games View commentslast_img read more