Global Visitor Management System Market (2020 to 2025) – by Component, Application, Organization Size,…

first_imgLocal News By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– The “Global Visitor Management System Market (2020-2025) by Component, Application, Organization Size, Deployment, Vertical, Geography, Competitive Analysis and the Impact of Covid-19 with Ansoff Analysis” report has been added to’s offering. The Global Visitor Management Systems Market is estimated to be USD 870 Mn in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 1,602.9 Mn by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 13%. Key factors such as the rising security breaches at various customer touchpoints have demanded a need for systemic regulatory compliance to address these security-related issues. Additionally, there has been a growing adoption of software-based security solutions in developing Visitor Management Systems (VMS). These solutions are likely to prevent unwanted visitors by tracking them through VMS’s various surveillance mechanisms. This has fuelled the demand for a visitor management system market across multiple industry sectors. Besides, the preference for paper-less administration activities is likely to drive the growth of this market further. The issues related to data vulnerability and considerably slow amounts of customer adoption rates in deployment attributed to the hindrances in solution deployment and low awareness are likely to restrain the market growth. Why buy this report?The report offers a comprehensive evaluation of the Global Visitor Management System Market.The report includes in-depth qualitative analysis, verifiable data from authentic sources and projections about market size. The projections are calculated using proven research methodologies.The report has been compiled through extensive primary and secondary research. The primary research is done through interviews, surveys, and observation of renowned personnel in the industry.The report includes in-depth market analysis using Porter’s 5 force model and the Ansoff Matrix. The impact of Covid-19 on the market is also featured in the report.The report also contains a competitive analysis using Positioning Quadrants, a Proprietary competitive positioning tool. Report Highlights:A complete analysis of the market including parent industryImportant market dynamics and trendsMarket segmentationHistorical, current, and projected size of the market based on value and volumeMarket shares and strategies of key playersRecommendations to companies for strengthening their foothold in the market Market Dynamics DriversRising Security BreachesRising Regulatory Compliance with the Adoption of Data Protection Regulations such as GDPR, And ITAR etc.Increasing Adoption of Software-Based Security SolutionsIncreasing Adoption of Paper-Less Administrative Activities RestraintsSlow Progress in Customer AdaptationHigh Data Vulnerability Issues OpportunitiesIncrease in Investments from Governments in Smart InfrastructureMounting Use of AI, IoT, and Big Data to Get a Better Visitor Management SystemFavorable Government Support with Regulatory ComplianceGrowing Need to Access Visitor Records across Various Touch Points ChallengesLow Awareness about the Visitor Management Systems Companies Mentioned Global Visitor Management System Market (2020 to 2025) – by Component, Application, Organization Size, Deployment, Vertical and Geography – Facebook Pinterest EnvoyVeristreamProxyclickTraction GuestSwipedOniLobbySineALICE ReceptionistKeepnTrackVizitoGreetlyHID Global (EasyLobby)TycoHoneywell Access ControlChubb Fire & Security LtdQuantum AutomationRaptor Technologies LLCATT SystemsEmbassy IT SolutionsHashmicroOctopus SystemsRIW Software TechnologyAlertenterpriseSmartspace Software PlcInventryGenetecWhosonlocationQminderJolly TechnologiesParabit SystemsVueturaAsiatactVersionxSplanDigicred Technologies For more information about this report visit View source version on CONTACT: Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY SECURITY SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 11:29 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 11:29 AM Twitter WhatsApp TAGS  Pinterest Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleLeading Online Interior Design Service, Havenly Announces the Addition of Tina Sharkey to Its Board of DirectorsNext articleCloudBees Names Stephen DeWitt as New CEO, Embarks on Next Phase of DevOps Market-Leading Journey Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Gardai and council issue road warnings

first_img Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – December 4, 2010 WhatsApp Gardai and council issue road warnings Facebook Pinterest Twitter Gardai are advising people to continue to exercise extreme caution on the roads, with black ice now a major problem.Motorists are asked not to make unnecessary journeys, and gardai say people should use public transport where possible.Gardai are urging drivers to be conscious of the safety of pedestrians, and they’re urging pedestrians to avoid walking on the road and wear hi-vis jackets.Current indications are that temperatures are to remain very low and drop further later on and this will create further difficult driving conditions.Numerous collisions and incidents were reported in Donegal this morning, as widespread black iceled to the most dangerous driving conditions yet in the county. Three gritters went off the road in West Donegal, an indication of the seriousness of the situation.The council says it began gritting at 6am, but it rained and froze over, and the county’s roads were like ice rinks.The council will delay gritting until 8am tomorrow (Sun), but says motorists cannot take it as read that treated roads will be safe.Senior Council Roads Engineer Michael Mc Garvey says salt and grit supplies are being managed, but they have to be mixed, and that is compromising their effectiveness in places. He says the changed conditions are very serious……[podcast][/podcast] Previous articleInquest finds Letterkenny 8 year old died of an undiagnosed heart conditionNext articleRoads treacherous again tonight (Sunday) News Highland Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme center_img Google+ 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Newsx Adverts Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences releasedlast_img read more

Announcement Of Federal Charges In Western District Of Kentucky As Part of National Health…

first_imgDate:  July 13, 2017Time:  11:00 amLocation: 717 West Broadway, LouisvilleEvent:  Announcement of federal charges in WDKY as part of national health care fraud takedownParticipants:  Dennis A. Wichern, Special Agent in Charge, Chicago Division, Drug Enforcement Administration ; John E. Kuhn, Jr., United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky joined by J. Michael Brown, Chief Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General of Kentucky, Andy Beshear; Amy Hess, Special Agent in Charge, Louisville Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Derrick L. Jackson, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations, Atlanta; Tracey Montano, Special Agent in Charge, IRS Criminal Investigations, Nashville Field Office; Jeremy Brilliant, Director of Communications, Office of Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill Announcement Of Federal Charges In Western District Of Kentucky As Part of National Health Care Fraud TakedownLOUISVILLE, Ky. – Dennis A. Wichern, Special Agent in Charge, Chicago Division, Drug Enforcement Administration; John E. Kuhn, Jr., United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky joined by J. Michael Brown, Chief Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General of Kentucky, Andy Beshear; Amy Hess, Special Agent in Charge, Louisville Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Anthony S. Gooden, Senior Supervisory Agent, Louisville Division, U.S. Postal Inspection Service; Derrick L. Jackson, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations, Atlanta; Tracey Montano, Special Agent in Charge, IRS Criminal Investigations, Nashville Field Office; Jeremy Brilliant, Director of Communications, Office of Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill; Lt. Colonel Gregory C. Burns, Jr., Assistant Chief,  Louisville Metro Police Department; will announce multiple charges and arrests in four separate cases involving physicians and alleged medical practitioners – illegally distributing opioids and other controlled substances, billing for medically unnecessary treatments including never provided treatments, identity theft and money laundering. “We trust the medical community to do no harm,” stated United States Attorney John Kuhn. “Today we announce the cooperative efforts of multiple agencies, working to stop the dangerous and illegal practices by a small segment of the medical community and hopefully restore safety for those who seek and need medical assistance.”_______________________________________________________________________ FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Food that’s better for all of us and the planet

first_img ‘Farming While Black’ author looks at barriers faced by people of color University signs Cool Food Pledge, vowing a 25% improvement by 2030 Leading the fight for food justice How to feed 10 billion by midcentury Harvard to cut food-related greenhouse gas emissions Forget the food pyramid, or even the FDA’s more recent ChooseMyPlate initiative, aimed at getting Americans to eat healthier. If our species and our planet are to survive, humanity needs to refocus on a diet that encompasses not only fruits and vegetables but also sustainability and social justice, according to participants at a wide-ranging summit on food production, diet, and sustainability in Boston on Wednesday.Called “Food, Farms, Fisheries, and Forests,” the daylong event at the University of Massachusetts Club was presented by the American Farmland Trust and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, in partnership with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Forest, Harvard Law School, Harvard Kennedy School, and Food Solutions New England. The purpose was to bring together experts on the environment and nutrition as well as people focused on social justice and its implications for feeding the population.Walter Willett, M.P.H. ’73, Dr.P.H. ’80, opened the discussion by outlining the dangers posed by a business-as-usual approach. Willett, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, said the global community faces the challenge of feeding a population expected to hit 9.8 billion by 2050. Those findings emerged from the international EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health he chaired over the past three years.“The standard response is to increase food production,” Willett said. But simply producing more food may not be the best idea, as there is strong evidence that our current diet is killing us. “Obviously and conspicuously, obesity is increasing” in both adults and children, Willett noted. The results include more obesity-related cancers and heart disease. “In three out of the last five years, life expectancy in the United States has fallen,” he noted. “Life expectancy has decreased for two years in a row.” (Slight increases were noted in 2018 and 2019.)In addition, global warming ­­— to which food production is a major contributor — is accelerating, and resources, including water, are threatened. This led to a challenge, said Willett, “to apply a global-food-systems framework to see if optimal diets could fit within planetary boundaries.”The resulting Planetary Health Diet resembles current recommendations by leaning heavily on fruits and vegetables. Where it differs, Willett said, is in protein sources. “Red meat is a real outlier in terms of greenhouse-gas production,” he said. Citing “major implications for health and the environment,” this plan recommends one serving of dairy a day, a modest amount of poultry and eggs, and, at most, one serving of red meat a week, with legumes, nuts, and whole grains making up the rest. “There’s some flexibility around this,” he said. “Different cultures will want different mixes.” “Earth has been a self-regulating and self-sustaining system. We need to bring nature back to the fore and allow it to help us.” — David Foster, director of the Harvard Forestcenter_img The proposed diet, at least half plant-based, would go a long way toward curbing American obesity rates. Perhaps more importantly, it would ultimately improve the health of everyone on the planet. “We are on a path to a sustainable ecological system,” he said. Speaking later in the morning, Brandeis University Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Brian Donohue summed up the goal: “The Planetary Health Diet links the public health benefits of healthy food with the planetary benefits of lowering our carbon footprint.” Focusing specifically on New England, ecologist David Foster, director of the Harvard Forest, talked about balance. “Earth has been a self-regulating and self-sustaining system,” he said. “We need to bring nature back to the fore and allow it to help us.”These efforts should begin locally, he stressed. “We talk about the Brazilian rainforest,” he said. “But here in New England we are losing 24,000 acres of forest every year,” with trees cleared for housing and commercial space or cut for energy or other uses. “We desperately need to reduce our resource consumption,” he said, citing personal discipline as a “fundamental step.”New England already has the framework, with 65 percent of it already at least partly covered by conservation partnerships, Foster said. Beyond that, he discussed planting trees and bringing nature — in the form of urban gardens and wild spaces — into communities that may feel detached. “There’s a lot we can do individually in our work, in our communities, in the organizations we are part of,” he said, presenting a vision that would “increased protect forest, strategically grow housing, and retain our farmland.”“The best place in the world to look for some lessons is here in New England,” said Foster. “Nature, if allowed, will recover, will restore itself and will begin to produce.”Other speakers throughout the day, including Naima Penniman, program director of Soul Fire Farm in New York and S. Atyia Martin, CEO and founder of Boston-based All Aces, Inc., discussed such topics as the historical and racial roots of food inequality, from “food deserts” to unsustainable and unjust policies of land theft by early settlers. Both also discussed how initiatives are helping underserved communities reclaim agency in terms of health and nutrition, as well as stewardship of the land. Related Plan on less meat, more plants, and … err … pass the crickets, panelists suggest The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.last_img read more

Tony Triumph Speeds Up Glitter & Glam For All! Hedwig Album Gets Early Release

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015 With a score by Stephen Trask, a book by John Cameron Mitchell and directed by Michael Mayer, Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of a fictional rock ‘n’ roll band, fronted by Hedwig (Harris), a transgender woman from communist East Berlin. Between rock songs, Hedwig regales the audience with both humorous and painful stories about her life, including her botched sex change operation. Famous numbers include “Tear Me Down,” “Wig in a Box,” “Wicked Little Town,” “Angry Inch” and more. View Comments Star Files Related Shows Hedwig and the Angry Inchcenter_img We’re going to be turning up the eight track and rocking out to Tony winners Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Hall that much earlier now! Due to overwhelming demand, the Atlantic Records cast album of the Tony-winning revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch will now be available for digital download on June 12, instead of the previously announced July 1. The record will be in stores on July 15. Neil Patrick Harris In addition to Harris and Hall, the cast album will feature the Angry Inch band, known as Tits of Clay outside the Belasco Theatre: Justin Craig (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Matt Duncan (bass, vocals), Tim Mislock (guitar, vocaals), and Peter Yanowitz (drums, vocals). Trask will produce the album alongside Tim O’Heir and Hedwig music director Justin Craig. Lena Halllast_img read more

FC IfeanyiUbah coaches get certification waiver

first_imgRelatedPosts Victory over FC IfeanyiUbah was below expectation — Rivers United coach Tricky finale as NPFL Championship Playoffs ends Our fitness overwhelmed FC Ifeanyiubah — Lobi coach FC IfeanyiUbah have received a temporary waiver for its coaches until mid-season when they are expected to have obtained requisite qualifications to coach a Nigeria Professional Football League club.The League Management Company granted the waiver following an application by the club requesting that Head Coach, Uche Okagbue, and his assistants be allowed time to obtain CAF Coaching licences in line with the NPFL framework and rules.The LMC had in a letter dated November 1, 2019 directed the club that all the coaches it presented for registration did not have the required CAF graded Coaching Licence .But FC IfeanyiUbah in a response on same date applied for a waiver.In reply, the LMC said: ““We note, from your response, your application for a temporary waiver, noting that Okagbue should be granted a waiver in recognition of his status as an ex-international and years of experience in coaching at various clubs. For their Assistant Coaches, the Club argued that they have registered for the requisite qualification courses.”In approving the waiver, the LMC said it has taken cognizance of the grounds of the appeal, but would only limit the period of the waiver to the first half of the season during which the Coaches must present proof of their certification.Tags: Certification waiverFC IfeanyiUbahLeague Managament CompanyUche Okagbuelast_img read more

Wednesday February 20th Local Sports

first_imgMASON CITY – For the second time this season, NIACC’s Jada Buford has been selected as the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference women’s basketball player of the week for the week of Feb. 11-17.Buford, a freshman guard, scored a career-high 42 points in the No. 2 Lady Trojans’ 101-66 victory over Little Priest Tribal College on Feb. 13. It was the second time this season that Buford scored at least 40 points in a game.Against Little Priest, Buford was 16 of 33 from the field and made three three-point field goals while going 7 of 9 from the line.Buford is averaging 20.5 points per game heading into this week’s play.It is the sixth time this season that a NIACC women’s player has earned the weekly Iowa Community College Athletic Conference honor. == 1A District 4 at RockfordRockford 60, Turkey Valley 53Janesville 61, St. Ansgar 28 MASON CITY — The Mason City High girls are headed back to the state basketball tournament after a 71-61 win over Gilbert in a 4A regional championship game in Mason City last night, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. Mason City jumped out to a 7-0 lead but Gilbert never would go away in the game. Mohawk coach Curt Klaahsen says it was just a back and forth game that his team was able to control in the end.Megan Meyer passed Erin Richards as Mason City High’s all-time leading scorer, with her 25 points putting her at 1842 for her career, 15 more than Richards.Mason City will face Waverly-Shell Rock in a Class 4A state quarterfinal next Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. The Mohawks dealt the Go-Hawks one of their two losses on the season back on November 20th in a game played in Mason City, 70-43.Listen back to Curt Klaahsen’s full post-game interview hereYou can find the brackets for all five classes of the state girls basketball tournament by clicking here DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Brady Ellingson had 17 points to lead five Drake players in double figures as the Bulldogs topped Bradley 77-68 on Tuesday night. D.J. Wilkins added 14 points for the Bulldogs. Tremell Murphy chipped in 13, Nick McGlynn scored 13 and Anthony Murphy had 12. Murphy also had nine rebounds for the Bulldogs, while McGlynn posted nine rebounds and three blocks.Elijah Childs scored a career-high 24 points and had nine rebounds for the Braves (15-13, 7-8 Missouri Valley Conference), whose four-game win streak was broken. Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye added 13 points and 10 rebounds.The Bulldogs improve to 2-0 against the Braves for the season. Drake defeated Bradley 69-52 on Jan. 16. Drake (21-7, 10-5) will pursue its fifth consecutive win on Sunday when the team visits Illinois State. Bradley matches up against Evansville at home on Saturday. == 2A District 3 championship game at Webster CitySouth Hamilton 71, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 54 IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Bruno Fernando scored 11 points, including the last two on a putback with 7.8 seconds left, to lift No. 24 Maryland to a 66-65 win over No. 21 Iowa on Tuesday night.Maryland (20-7, 11-5 Big Ten) gave up an 11-point lead over the final four minutes, but held on against an Iowa team that had won its last two games via buzzer-beater and had two looks at the basket in the final seven seconds. The Terrapins got 17 points from Anthony Cowan, who shot 5 of 10 from 3-point range and had eight rebounds. Eric Ayala added 11 points and Fernando had 11 rebounds.Iowa (20-6, 9-6) saw its four-game winning streak end. The Hawkeyes were led by Jordan Bohannon, who had 14 points, and Isaiah Moss, who added 12 points and 10 rebounds. ALGONA — St. Edmond scored their most points in a game in ten years as they held off Newman 85-80 in a Class 1A District 3 semifinal game last night in Algona, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB. Seniors Josh Fitzgerald and Brady Gatton led the Knights with 25 and 24 points as Newman ends their season with a 19-3 record. The last time St. Edmond scored 85 or more points was against Clarion-Goldfield on February 16th, 2009. The Gaels improve to 12-10 on the season and will face Bishop Garrigan in the district championship game on Thursday night in Garner. Garrigan beat West Hancock 76-38 in Tuesday’s other District 3 semifinal game. AMES, Iowa (AP) — Jared Butler scored 17 points, Freddie Gillespie had 14 and Baylor upset No. 19 Iowa State 73-69 on Tuesday night.Makia Mason scored 14 points on 18 shots in his return from a toe injury for the Bears (17-9, 8-5 Big 12). They outrebounded Iowa State 44-28 and grabbed 18 offensive rebounds over the smaller Cyclones, who’ve dropped back-to-back games at Hilton Coliseum.After trailing by 10 points midway through the first half, Iowa State went ahead 52-50 on Marial Shayok’s three-point play with 11:45 left. Baylor swapped the lead with the Cyclones (19-7, 8-5) seven times in the next eight minutes, but Butler followed a layup with a 3 to put the Bears ahead 69-65 with two minutes left.Iowa State’s Cameron Lard then fumbled an entry pass from Shayok, and Mason hit two free throws to make it 71-65 with 35.3 seconds to go.Shayok had 16 points for Iowa State, which went nearly six minutes without a field goal down the stretch. == 2A District 2 championship game at ClarionPocahontas 70, Forest City 62last_img read more


first_img3rd Annual Great Rosses Turkey TrotCalling all you hunter/gatherers amongst you. You are all invited to come along to “3rd Annual Great Rosses Turkey Trot” to see which of you can bring the xmas dinner home. The trot, which is a fun c5km Fun Run, jog or walk for all the family, is being held on Sunday December 15th @12.30 and is leaving from St. Columba’s Community Centre, Burtonport. Registration at the community centre from 12.  RACE RULESWhen you enter, you have to give your estimated finishing time. The winner of the race is the person who gets closest to their predicted time. Eoin’s decision final Prizes: Turkey’s for the Winners – lots of spot prizes to random participants  CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR, BurtonportSunday December 15th from 11.30 – 3.00.There will also be a CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR in the Community Centre after mass on the same day as THE GREAT ROSSES TURKEY TROT. This is usually one of the last craft fairs of the Christmas shopping period so ideal for all the late shoppers amongst us.If you would like to book a table at the fair please contact Margaret on 0876317683. Tables cost €10 each and it is necessary to book prior to arriving. Christmas @ The Breakfast ArTBoXThe Breakfast ArTBoX is an activity group suited to toddlers and their carers. It is held in the CDP building in Dungloe every Monday morning between 10 – 12. An ideal group to help develop your child social and creative side whilst giving you a chance to meet other parents/carers and build friendships. Cost €2 per child – includes all art materials, tea/coffee and a light snack. DD LOCAL: BURTONPORT COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: December 9th, 2013 by John2Share 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:DD LOCAL: BURTONPORT COMMUNITY NEWSlast_img read more

Watch: A surprise musical send-off for Master Reynolds at Lurgybrack

first_imgA popular teacher at Lurgybrack NS in Letterkenny had his last day at the school today after 16 years.But the staff and students weren’t going to let him go without a fuss.Master Rory Reynolds has always been the sporting and IT champion in Lurgybrack. Come September, he will take on a new role as Principal of St Muras NS in Tooban.As a big thank you to their teacher on his last day, the Lurgybrack school community secretly recorded a musical parody video. The moving tribute to the Sligo man is called “Bye Rory” and features over 450 children and staff members. Everyone had to keep the video a secret until today, even Mr Reynolds’ sons Mark and Shane and his wife Deborah.Watch the ‘Bye Rory’ video below:  Mr Reynolds was looking forward to an eventful day already this Tuesday, as he had organised his final sports day and the official raising of the green flag for Active Week. The Green Committee were also raising the school’s 6th Green Flag. Special guest and past pupil Shaun Patton, goalkeeper for Donegal, was in attendance.Lurgybrack NS says ‘Bye Rory’ to Master Rory ReynoldsLurgybrack NS says ‘Bye Rory’ to Master Rory ReynoldsThe surprise came in the afternoon when the ‘Bye Rory’ video was premiered and a special presentation was made to Mr Reynolds. Plus, he got his own flag!Lurgybrack NS says ‘Bye Rory’ to Master Rory Reynolds, pictured with his family and Shaun PattonLurgybrack NS says ‘Bye Rory’ to Master Rory ReynoldsThe surprise was a big success, and a fitting gift for a wonderful teacher who has made a lasting impact on Lurgybrack NS.Watch: A surprise musical send-off for Master Reynolds at Lurgybrack was last modified: June 25th, 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) Tags:Lurgybrack NSrory reynoldsSCHOOLlast_img read more

Dinosaur Extinction Story Becomes More Chancy

first_imgWhy did dinosaurs die but birds and butterflies survive?  The latest idea involves sheer dumb luck.The consensus view that an impact killed the dinosaurs is not without problems.  Why did it affect all the dinosaurs, when some were as small as chickens?  Why did they all perish, when dinosaurs had supposedly ruled the earth for 160 million years, enduring every other kind of catastrophe the earth could throw at them?Nature News now says that the problem was timing.  “Animals might have survived if impact happened a few million years earlier or later,” Alexandra Witze says.   It is, of course, impossible to prove a counterfactual condition like that.  For justification, Stephen Brusatte (U of Edinburgh) claims that there was a decrease in the number of plant-eating dinosaurs when the asteroid hit.  Pallab Ghosh at the BBC News reiterated that suggestion, claiming the extinction was a case of bad luck: “Dinosaurs were wiped out by an asteroid impact when they were at their most vulnerable, according to a new study.”  Seemingly opposite evidence was presented on PhysOrg, that says dinosaurs were doing just fine when the asteroid hit.  Herbivores were decreasing only in certain areas; “Overall, though, dinosaur species diversity appeared to be relatively stable despite the large-scale changes occurring over the last few million years.”  The article makes a point that most of the inferences about dinosaur diversity come from North American data, possibly skewing the interpretations.Tanya Lewis at Live Science put the counterfactual this way: “Could dinosaurs have survived the impact that killed them?”  Don’t think, though, that she offers the possibility some did survive; she merely echoes Brusatte’s suggestion.  Noting that more delicate animals (like some birds) did survive the impact, though, Lewis has no further answer than sheer dumb luck.  “In fact, many birds did go extinct, so it may have been random,” she says as Brusatte’s idea.  “The truth is, scientists don’t know what made most dinosaurs so susceptible to extinction.”  Lewis then pivoted that ignorance into a sermon: humans had better not mess with diversity or climate!  “At any rate, the findings in North America suggest that ecosystems are deeply interconnected….” she concludes. “Perhaps that’s a lesson for humanity today, as human activities continue to threaten biodiversity.”  It’s hard to see how a random meteor strike 65 million years ago should make humans feel guilty today.Meanwhile, Tia Ghose at Live Science interpreted seven T. rex tracks by three individuals as evidence that the monsters were not “lone wolves” as previously thought, but hunted in packs, even if they were not friendly to one another.  Whether they howled at the moon is another question.Evolutionists have no answer to dinosaur extinction, even after decades of the most popular theory that a random impact did it.  Itsy bitsy caterpillars munching on tender leaves, metamorphosing into delicate butterflies, got by just fine, but the hugely diverse dinosaurs are all gone.  Remember that any explanation that depends on sheer dumb luck and random results is no explanation at all.  Why do we listen to these losers?  Any logical explanation should be viewed as superior to the Stuff Happens Law, but that’s the Darwinians’ stock answer to everything – from the big bang, to the solar system, to life and death.  Yet the culture worships these storytellers as the guardians of Knowledge. (Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more