Chamber warning after €20 dud notes passed across Letterkenny

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first_imgLetterkenny Chamber of Commerce has issued a warning over fake €20 notes circulating in the town.A number of the notes, which are understood to be of high quality, were passed at the weekend.One business owner contacted the chamber office to warn them of the dud notes. “This is a dud note taken in a Letterkenny business at the weekend, owner says it was high quality. Please inform all your staff,” said a spokesperson.Chamber warning after €20 dud notes passed across Letterkenny was last modified: July 9th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:dudforgedletterkennyNoteslast_img read more


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first_imgThe biosphere depends on earth’s magnetic field, but it has been decaying rapidly for at least 1500 years.In Spacecraft Earth: A Guide for Passengers, Dr Henry Richter describes how the story of the decay of the earth’s magnetic field caught his attention. He had read the monograph by Dr Thomas Barnes in the 1970s, and realized the implications: if the decay is true, the earth could not be billions of years old. He considered the various proposals for maintaining the field, but none of them work, he concluded. If this is a well-known fact, what do secular geophysicists have to say about it?In chapter 7, Dr Richter discusses the implications of a decaying magnetic field.Here’s the short answer, with details below: they are worried about it! They acknowledge the rapid decay, but have no theory to keep it strong enough for millions or billions of years. All they can do is watch it decay, and monitor changes in direction of the weakest spot over time. But unless they can model how it would get stronger again, life is in heap big trouble! Now, the details.A new paper in PNAS, and a Commentary about it by John Tarduno in the same issue of PNAS, provide an up-to-date look at the problem from the secular long-ages viewpoint. Basically, in the first paper, Trindade et al studied stalactites in a South American cave looking for clues to variations in the geomagnetic field. Secular geophysicists have identified a “South Atlantic Anomaly” (SAA) in geomagnetic measurements, “the position of the weakest geomagnetic field on Earth.” They suspected that variations in the SAA might have been recorded in the speleothem data. Here’s what they say about their work. Notice that they acknowledge a “fast decay” the magnetic field’s strength.Experimental and modeling evidence demonstrate the recurrence of the South Atlantic Anomaly. The areal growth of this geomagnetic anomaly accompanies the fast decay of the Earth’s magnetic field, but its origin and longevity are still poorly understood given the scarcity of geomagnetic data in the Southern Hemisphere. We report a ∼1500-y record with unprecedented resolution obtained close to the present-day minimum of the anomaly in South America from continuously grown cave speleothems. This unique record reveals rapid variations in direction and intensity of the local field as a function of the location and magnitude of the anomaly. Synthetic secular variation models show this feature may result from westward migration, expansion, and intensification of reversed flux patches on the core–mantle boundary.To Dr Richter, these data are distractions from the main point: is the earth’s global magnetic field really on a downward trend? Small variations in one continental area won’t fix that. Without a mechanism to replenish the field strength, it will continue to decline, with dire consequences for life. Note that we are not talking about reversals in the field’s polarity (north vs south poles), nor about changes to the magnetic pole angle, but about field intensity or overall strength. Let’s look through these two papers for responses to that main issue.How reliable are the measurements of decline?We know much about the recent waning geomagnetic field; since the time of Gauss in 1840, we have had a rich data source in the form of geomagnetic observatory records. In the satellite era, we have a deluge of data from magnetometers in orbit. [Tarduno]Here, we report a unique geomagnetic record for the last ∼1500 y that combines the data of two well-dated stalagmites from Pau d’Alho cave, located close to the present-day minimum of the anomaly in central South America. Magnetic directions and relative paleointensity data for both stalagmites are generally consistent and agree with historical data from the last 500 y. [Trindade et al]In short, the new measurements agree with field decay further back in time.Are any reversals of the decline indicated in the measurements?These records indicate that the size of the anomaly has increased concomitant with increasing prominence (i.e., ever-weakening field intensity), and the anomaly has migrated continuously westward at a mean longitudinal speed of 0.17° y−1. Areal growth and intensity decay are linked to the first-order variations of the geomagnetic field, more specifically, the relative increase of nondipole terms relative to the overall field geometry and the steady decay in the dipole moment itself at a rate of ∼15 nT y−1. [Trindade et al]The field is invisible to our senses, but allows life to exist.Because a Tesla of magnetism is a huge value, a nanoTesla (nT) is not insignificant. This decay continues year after year. Over the 130 years of annual measurements begun by Karl Friedrich Gauss up through the monograph by Thomas Barnes, the field strength had decreased by 5%. That is a shocking amount of decay for such a brief time, which represents a mere flash in the assumed 4.5-billion-year-age of the earth that secularists treat as fact.Are any theories available to reverse the decay in the past before actual measurements began?The tracking of RFPs [reverse flux patches] throughout the last 3000 y using the available geomagnetic field models attests to the recurrence of reverse patches at specific regions and supports the hypothesis that links them to mantle heterogeneities, but when kernel functions that link the location of reverse patches at depth to the location of the anomalies at the planet’s surface are considered, a straightforward link between these features and the SAA has not been be [sic] established. [Trindade et al]The results of Trindade et al. highlight the potential for further tracing of field behavior associated with the SAA back in time and space to discriminate between far-reaching but differing viewpoints on the nature of the geodynamo. In one interpretation, reversed flux patches are purely intrinsic to the flow of iron in the core, without any influence of the overlying mantle. Hence, the occurrence of flux expulsion, reversed flux patches, and other anomalous features such as field-strength spikes or high secular variation would not have any geographic preference. Reversals should also not nucleate in any preferred location beneath the mantle. In contrast, in the top-down hypothesis, the core–mantle boundary stimulates flux expulsion and formation of reversed flux patches, and this could occasionally lead to a field reversal. In yet another interpretation, a bottom-up control on the geodynamo driven by the interaction of the inner core with the fluid outer core could also lead to geographic preferences in geomagnetic field behavior departing from that of a simple dipole.The tracking of anomalies denoted by Trindade et al. gives a nod to top-down control of the geodynamo, but more data will be needed before the community can fully evaluate these viewpoints and better parse the related processes. [Tarduno]What are the consequences of continuing field decay?The South Atlantic Anomaly (SAA) marks the position of the weakest geomagnetic field on Earth, and has long been recognized as a major sink for high-energy particles in the magnetosphere, with consequences for orbiting satellites, as well as telecommunication networks and transmission grids. [Trindade et al]Irrespective of the details of that outcome, the recurrence of changes documented by Trindade et al. provides motivation to use the past as a guide to the future. The nadir of the last occurrence of low intensity recorded in the Limpopo and efforts to forecast the field give us reason to believe that the global field-intensity decay will continue in the coming century. This should be a call to arms to further improve the resiliency of satellites and infrastructure as our planetary magnetic shield becomes ever more imperfect. [Tarduno]None of these scientists mentioned the consequences for life, but clearly the earth’s magnetic field is extremely important for protecting the biosphere from the high-energy charged particles that would otherwise bombard the planet. The beneficial protective effect of our magnetic field is shown in Illustra Media’s new short film Heavenly Fire, which can be viewed for free at TheJohn1010Project.com.Earth is constantly bombarded by deadly radiation from the sun, but the magnetic field defends us from most of the dangerous particles. (Illustra Media)Dr Richter’s book concentrates on design arguments, but in chapter 7, he discusses evidence that the earth cannot be as old as evolutionists claim. His primary evidence is the decay of the earth’s magnetic field. Here, you have seen moyboy geophysicists with a prime opportunity to put forth an explanation for how the magnetic field could be millions and billions of years old. They couldn’t do it. They trust in their radiometric dating methods, but they acknowledged openly that the magnetic field is decaying “at an alarming rate,” that it’s probably going to continue to decay (using “the past as a guide to the future”), and the consequences are dire. Dr Richter shows how the decay rate, if extrapolated into the past as an increase back in time, quickly becomes so high that life would be impossible in just 20,000 years. The earth, therefore, cannot be millions of years old.Add to this the completely separate evidence for a young earth implicated by geneticist Dr John Sanford in his talk to the NIH (16 Nov 2018). If the human population cannot avoid extinction in the near future from mutational meltdown, neither could it have endured millions of years of mutations in the past. These are only two evidences that rule out millions of years, and there are many more.For those Christians who denounce Darwin but still think we must give secular scientists their millions of years, please take a serious look at this evidence. You don’t want to be anti-science now, do you?(Visited 2,831 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more


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first_imgIT + Project Management: A Love Affair brian proffitt Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Related Posts Even as more and more companies embace social media for internal and external communication, only a few are actively managing the risk that social media entails. These companies are strolling unprotected through a minefield that might one day destroy a cherished brand or lead angry regulators to their doorstep.According to survey results from the Altimeter Group, nearly “two-thirds of companies surveyed say that social media is a significant or critical risk to their brand reputation.” But 60% of those companies deliver social media training and expectations to their employees only once – upon their hiring – or don’t bother to train their employees about social media at all.That’s a pretty big group, especially since other reports peg the proportion of U.S. companies using some sort of social media at 80%.“Companies are often aware of the risks at some level, but instead of taking specific concrete actions, they cross their fingers and hope that they dodge the bullet,” wrote Alan Webber in the report.With so many companies using social media, and even acknowledging the risk involved with using it to communicate with customers through branding and marketing efforts, why are so many firms not being more proactive about protecting themselves?“The simple answer is that most companies are still enamored with social media and don’t want to admit that there is a risk–simply if we don’t see it, it really isn’t there,” Webber told ReadWriteWeb. “For those that acknowledge the risk, even most of them just assume that they won’t be targeted or what they already have in place if crisis comes is enough.”Assessing the Risks of Social Media It may not be enough, because the risks can be serious and varied. Brand reputation, which topped survey results for concerned risks at 66%, can massively effect a company’s credibility, as Kenneth Cole learned in February 2011 when the company tweeted “Millions are in uproar in #Cairo. Rumor is they heard our new spring collection is now available online at http://bit.ly/KCairo – KC”Then there’s the risk of releasing confidential information. That’s what happened to Gene Morphis, the former CFO at Francesca’s Holdings (a fashion retailer and public company), who was fired in May after tweeting confidential information like “Roadshow completed. Sold $275 million of secondary shares. Earned my pay this week.” on January 27.You don’t even have to originate the poor communications to be at fault, either. In 2011, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission found Allergy  Pathway Pty Ltd. at fault for misleading comments fans on its Facebook page and Twitter made about the company’s products. Even thoughAllergy Pathway didn’t actually make the false statements, the Commission fined the company for not correcting them after the fact.The risk of hijacking is also a real problem, as Shell Oil discovered to its dismay this summer when it tried to launch the now-infamous “Let’s Go” ads, only to find social media-distributed mock ads proliferating the Internet like wildfire and a fake Shell Twitter account broadcasting mock threats to perpetrators. McDonald’s found itself in similar straits back in January when its #McDStories Twitter campaign was tweetjacked with embarrassing stories about the restaurant chain instead of the wholesome, fun stories it seemed to be seeking.Dealing with the Risks of Social MediaAltimeter’s report emphasized that all the risks must be identified before a company can properly manage them. And resource dedication must be a part of that management plan. The survey identified 43% of respondents having less than one full-time-equivalent staffer dedicated to managing social media risk.The report urges companies to start taking social media a lot more seriously, even following IBM’s example by making social media a board-level issue. A good place to start is to watch and learn from other companies’ mistakes and successes in dealing with social media crises, and learn from your own company’s past mistakes, as well. Once your social media responses are in place, test them through exercises or even full “war games” to see how the plan works.Ignoring the risks of social media is a dangerous game. The real question is when, not if, a social media storm will threaten your company.Images courtesy of Shutterstock. Tags:#enterprise#marketing#social networks Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowlast_img read more


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first_imgReturning Warriors: Using Outdoor Recreation for Restoration & ResilienceWebinar hosted by the Family Transitions and Community Capacity Building concentration areas (recording available) Welcome to the April edition of “Network News!”Representatives from the seven concentration areas teams of the Military Families Learning Network and our liaison from the Office of Family Readiness Policy gathered in San Antonio, Texas last week for our annual network-wide meeting.  It was an opportunity to reflect on the strides we’ve made in the past year and to brainstorm for the year ahead. As the MFLN has scaled up in size, we have diversified our professional development offerings and have begun to explore the intersections of these various areas of research and practice. Cross-disciplinary collaboration is one of the greatest benefits of our structure as a network. By delving into these intersections, in the spirit of the Military Family Readiness System, military family service providers and Cooperative Extension educators are able to expand their knowledge and awareness beyond their own field. Throughout our discussions the other day, it was thrilling to hear of the multitude of collaborative possibilities that await.In case you missed them, check out a few of the recent cross-disciplinary professional development opportunities:Military Family Financial Transitions: Handling Changes in Income, Benefits, & Money ManagementWebinar and Twitter chat hosted by the Personal Finance and Family Transitions concentration areas (recording available) Finally, don’t forget to mark your calendar for one (or more!) of our upcoming professional development opportunities this month.last_img read more