Invaluable records from Donegal workhouses now available online

first_imgDonegal County Archives is celebrating 20 years this year and to mark this auspicious year, the Archives Service is delighted to announce that its most prestigious and invaluable collection of archives has now gone online. The public can now access the Poor Law Union/Board of Guardians/ Workhouses, 1840 – 1922, in partnership with the company Find My Past at: https://search.findmypast.ie/search-world-Records/donegal-workhouses-registers-and-minute-booksThese records can be accessed on the Find My Past website for a fee however, the website is free to view on public computers at County Donegal’s public libraries, but the computers must be booked in advance. More than 400,000 records from the Donegal workhouses, including admission and discharge registers, are contained in the digitised archives.These records are truly invaluable for the study of local, family and academic history of Ireland, particularly from the era of the Great Famine right through to partition in 1921 and the foundation of the Irish Free State in 1922. These records depict an Ireland that is unrecognisable to us today, rural and poverty stricken; large landed estates; and desperately poor tenants; under British rule; before partition.The archives tell the human stories of those families and individuals – our ancestors- who spent time in the dreaded workhouse due to desperate poverty or homelessness. The minutes and admission and discharge registers shine a spotlight into the lives of the poorest of the poor and those who were entrusted with assisting them, the masters, matrons, nurses, porters, attendants, teachers etc; the tradespeople who supplied the workhouses; and the rate collectors who were charged with collecting the tax that funded them. The workhouses were in Carndonagh, Glenties, Ballyshannon, Donegal, Milford, Letterkenny, Stranorlar and Dunfanaghy.  The oldest register is from Inishowen and covers the whole period of the Famine. There are over 900 records in total. The surviving records for Co. Donegal workhouses include admission and discharge registers, indoor relief registers for those who spent time resident in the workhouses. Survivals for registers differ for each workhouse, there are incomplete sets for some and very few for others. For the complete list of workhouse records please see http://www.donegalcoco.ie/culture/archives/countyarchivescollection/Donegal County Archive Service is located at the Three Rivers Centre, Lifford.  You can call +353 74 9172490, e-mail: [email protected] or follow on Facebook and Twitter. #archives20Invaluable records from Donegal workhouses now available online was last modified: July 2nd, 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:Donegal County Archiveslast_img read more

Thursday’s Chelsea quiz

first_imgTest your knowledge by seeing how many of these five Chelsea-related questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-101] YTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Top quotes from 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo ahead of opener

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is all set for only his 11th career start in six NFL seasons, and, by the way, Sunday’s season opener at Tamp Bay also will serve as the officially launching point of his comeback from knee reconstruction.Here are the top quotes Garoppolo said Wednesday in his press conference at Levi’s Stadium:On preparing for Week 1: “There’s a lot of excitement. Been a long time coming. It’s finally here. It’s good to be back.”DENVER, CO – AUGUST 19: Quarterback …last_img read more

‘Hominids’ Were Gender Binary

first_img(Visited 427 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Political activists will have more trouble arguing for gender fluidity, now that binary sex roles go way back.Nobody ever heard of gender fluidity before LGBT activists decided it was possible to divorce gender from biological sex. Now that scientists at the University of Seville have found evidence of “gender inequality” as far back as the Stone Age (Phys.org), will the activists find themselves fighting evolutionists in their claim that we humans should be different? If evolution made people look and act in two ways based on biological sex, and if people have behaved as such for thousands of years, on what basis can activists introduce a new concept like gender fluidity?None of the following should be misconstrued to support mistreatment of one sex by the other. The thing to look for is whether people have always behaved in a gender binary manner, and thought of themselves only in those terms. People can be equal in value, even if they play different roles in the culture.The Neolithic precedents of gender inequality (University of Seville via Phys.org). Examining ‘bioarchaeology and funerary archaeology,’ the researchers found evidence for gender differences in the Neolithic age (Stone Age), 7,000 years ago. They claim this “meant male domination in later periods of history.” The authors go beyond what the evidence itself suggests.It is precisely this last aspect that is most evident in this study. The arrow wounds on male bodies, the depositing of projectiles in their tombs or the pictorial representations (cave paintings) of men hunting and fighting have no equivalent parallel in women. Therefore, the authors point to the birth of an ideology that connected men with the exercise of force. In this sense, they highlight that the creation of different roles according to gender and other forms of gender inequality played a fundamental role in the growth of social complexity, a factor that has not always been well understood in previous research projects.The conclusions, though, do not follow from the evidence. Arrow wounds, hunting and other signs could be interpreted as indicators of the high value those cultures placed on women. Cultures might have rewarded men who would sacrifice their own safety to provide for and protect their women and children. Certainly (on average) males are endowed with an extra measure of strength to fulfill those roles.Even if that interpretation is doubted, evolutionists would have to admit that whatever is, is right. What are today’s activists going to do—build a time machine and tell the men of that period to stop acting macho? Nowhere in the study is there evidence for a third, fourth, or 72nd gender. Everybody was male or female. Men had roles that were different than those for women, but if that is what evolution produced (according to materialist philosophy), so be it.The editors of Live Science claim that “Inequality Existed Since the Stone Age.” Once again, though, inequality does not necessarily follow from sexual dimorphism, any more (in evolutionary thinking) than it does for peacocks or gorillas. Whatever strategy evolution comes up with to pass on the genes of a population cannot be considered “wrong” by today’s attitudes. Otherwise, LGBT activists will be found fighting against evolutionists. That would be a contest to watch.Other News on Sex and GenderPositive Aspects of Masculinity Helps Improve Boys’ Attitudes Toward Relationship Violence (Rutgers University). This article runs counter to the PC talk about “toxic masculinity” and the need for boys to deny their natures. In a pilot program for middle school boys that affirmed masculinity, researchers found positive results. Contrary to expectations, boys learned to become gentlemen in dating and less violent when they were allowed to be boys, while learning also to question unhealthy assumptions from peers. A workshop was developed by “Maine Boys to Men,” a nonprofit.It includes four, one-hour sessions that explore the normalization, pervasiveness, and harmful nature of gender role assumptions. The boys involved in the program learn about empathy, healthy relationships, gender-based violence and receive bystander intervention training through physical activity, peer-to-peer dialogue, storytelling, role play, multimedia and group discussions.“By focusing on positive expressions of masculinity, such as the ability to be respectful in relationships, this program helps boys find positive ways to prevent violence and to cope with violence to which they may already have been exposed,” Banyard said.By aiming boys to be men (good men, gentlemen, respectful men), they were clearly not saying to the boys, “You can be any gender you want to be, even imaginary ones.”Mustaches are more than just manly, they guard against sun’s rays (Medical Xpress). Well, OK. Take this claim advisedly. The study looked at 200 men for signs of skin cancer and found that a mustache afforded some protection.“Obviously, there are a lot of variables, including the baseline skin type of the individual, how thick and big the mustache is, your genetic make-up and your family history of skin cancer,” Wang said.“But, interestingly, I have previously looked at how good hair is in terms of protecting the scalp,” said Wang, who is also chair of the Skin Cancer Foundation’s photobiology committee. “And it turns out when someone has a lot of hair, it’s a perfect shield. It actually works very well. So when it comes to covering [the] lip, this isn’t too much of a surprise.”The question naturally arises, if a mustache’s role is to prevent skin cancer, why didn’t women evolve them, too? And why did they evolve to give protection just on the upper lip and not all over the face? At best, it might indicate that men are made to spend more time in the sun working and hunting. Perhaps more so, it is another strong symbol that men and women are different, with different endowments of hair to go along with their different roles.Why do women live longer than men? (The Conversation). Melinda Martin-Khan explores this long-noticed difference. In short, there is no clear answer.While women may always live longer than men, by a year or two, men can try to make some lifestyle changes to reduce this gap. That being said, women should work towards these goals for a long and healthy life, too.But if a man wants to transition to a women, it’s probably not going to add years to his life.Attitudes to gender and sexual diversity: changing global trends (The Conversation). In this piece, Michael Sean Pepper, a specialist in molecular medicine from the University of Pretoria tries to separate gender identity from biological sex. He mentions cases of disorders of sexual development, but fails to indicate how rare they are. The UN, as usual, follows PC trends:Identifying as transgender has previously been classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “gender identity disorder”. On May 25 of this year, in the most recent International Classification of Diseases manual, the WHO reclassified transgenderism as “gender incongruence” rather than as a mental health disorder. Gender incongruence has now been moved to a new chapter dedicated to sexual health, which it is believed will reduce stigma while ensuring access to healthcare.Bowing to the LGBT agenda, Pepper says, “Embracing human gender and sexual diversity requires acceptance of the fact that alignment between physical sex, gender identity and sexual orientation does not necessarily adhere to heteronormative rules.” But who makes the rules? Pepper fails to acknowledge that all cultures have been binary since the Stone Age! Why should anyone believe that elitists and advocates since 2008 suddenly became enlightened? Stepping outside of science entirely and acting as a self-appointed ethical judge, he says, “Self-expression is a fundamental human right” and indicates that no one has a right to judge or impose their beliefs on others. Does that apply to individuals who refuse to go along with the current pop psych? Does it apply to individuals wishing to debate with Sgt Pepper?Real scientific research ignores LGBT. Scientists, like everyone else, deal with reality, not with politically-correct trends driven by advocacy groups. One exception is psychology, which never finds a PC trend it doesn’t embrace and reward with the crown of science. There’s a long train of mental illnesses that dropped from that category once they became PC: homosexuality, sexual addiction, and now gender dysphoria. Anybody who trusts secular psychologists should get his head examined… by a pastor.last_img read more

iwasshot in Joburg: a city in pictures

first_img“iwasshot in Joburg is a [South African] business venture established to provide a platform for former street kids who received photography training through the iwasshot FOUNDATION,” says Bernard Viljoen, the architect who founded the three-month project after community service for a boozy misdemeanour.Bernard Viljoen and the young photographers from the Twilight Shelter, a boys’ outreach centre. They ramble through Hillbrow in Johannesburg’s inner city in search of beauty and stories captured in a frameInitially teaching basic photography skills to street children, the project has expanded and now, flash forward, these budding artists receive six months of photography training, using disposable cameras to document their environment.The young photographers from the Twilight Shelter, a boys’ outreach centre, now ramble through Hillbrow in Johannesburg’s inner city in search of beauty and stories captured in a frame.“From there they receive more in-depth digital photography and computer training for another six months. Once they have completed the year they can join the iwasshot brand and start generating their own income,” says Viljoen.At the end of each year, an exhibition showcases the boys’ photography, which also goes on sale. The establishing shot this year shows boys holding disposable cameras, in a strong stance that says “I know what I am doing and I belong here too”.FROM THE SHADOWS, INTO LIGHTViljoen says, “… how these boys are transformed, from when they started out to being proud citizens, actively participating in their society, discussing their camera angles, colour and composition, it is incredibly humbling to see”.The project aims to enrich the lives of street kids who have found their calling through a lens. Viljoen wanted to further their opportunities, developing a skills transference division to create opportunities for economic growth, social development, and job creation.Solani Dube, a former student at iwasshotin joburg, says he had no self-esteem; he was” living with no direction”. He had never thought of himself as a “normal human being”, but now he is studying law.The words “I was shot in Joburg” can elicit fear, seeming more suited to a newspaper headline, but Viljoen thought it was an expression of life in Hillbrow, with its violent reputation.“I believed that if a brand is relevant, conceptual and slightly controversial, that it will take off. It did. It has now been four years and we are going strong.”Hard at work in the studio, Viljoen wanted to further the boys’ opportunities, developing a skills transference division to create opportunities for economic growth, social development, and job creationViljoen says the project aims to “To create quality products; to establish a brand. We want to become part of the South African economy rather than sitting at a robot begging for a hand-out.”The project’s success has allowed the team to move into a permanent space at Arts on Main in the Maboneng Precinct in Johannesburg’s teeming central business district.Toni Sithole, another student, says, “I am moving forward with myself, I am improving, and I am doing something for myself. I see myself in the future as a person, opening new doors for myself. Hillbrow is a new playground for budding photographers.”He also wanted the boys “to find beauty where you thought there was none. If you move your eye, you can see a different world and whatever you see can make an impact on people”.AN UNFAMILIAR LIFEViljoen is interested in people living on the periphery of society, people who don’t have a voice, but who have experienced so much in their lives.Little previews of city life are exposed in the photographs; glimpses into lives unfamiliar to suburbanites. Shadows reflecting off a leg or a sign are fragments, enticing viewers to look deeper and be witness to a transformation, an invisible human being becoming a person with a voice.Viljoen believes consistency is important with his charges as they have had such volatile, tumultuous lives. So each week, he showed up.He says, “For some of the boys, the project has also meant feeling more at home. There are stories of neglect, abuse, being orphaned. Abandoned in different ways by the families and systems that give children the love, support and nurturing they need. Iwasshotin Joburg is a way to claim something back, to make something of value, to be of value.”Sandile Mdlalose says, “I used to eat out of rubbish dumps and beg. [Now] When people talk to me, they speak to me as if I am a big person. Everyone can do something for themselves; it doesn’t matter where you are from. I believe in myself now, I have a strength that I never had before.”“I tell them the cameras are like our little AK47s,” says Viljoen. “They give us permission to walk the street. If you keep it in your hand it elevates you above the everyday street life.”The project’s success has allowed the team to move into a permanent space at Arts on Main in the Maboneng Precinct in Johannesburg’s teeming central business district (Images: iwasshot in joburg team)To Viljoen, Johannesburg is the most interesting, textured city in South Africa.“I’m lucky enough to work almost solely in the heart of the city, and over the years it’s become more striking to me. It’s the synergy of history, drive for success, passion and interesting, warm people that give Joburg a buzz of energy.“If you walk around and experience the space – new and old – you’re always treated to a visual overload. Suburban dwellers, who don’t hit the streets of Joburg, never really see or understand its beauty. They’re blind-shot by unjustified fear.”The snapshots, he says, capture the beauty, intriguing spaces, textures layers, and diverse people of Johannesburg.“Hillbrow is an assault on the senses … the towering blocks of flats draw your eyes upwards and you’re mesmerised by the rainbow-coloured clothing hanging on practically every balcony, the rowdy sounds of street vendors bargaining and schoolchildren laughing and chatting.“There are contrasts … the countless broken window panes glistening in the sun and the vivid colours of the fresh fruit sold by the vendors … the boys see photo opportunities lurking on every corner. Over the years, they’ve produced really powerful images.”Pritchard Ndlovu manages the studio at Arts on Main. He says that the iwasshot space has changed his life; he now has a future and it’s thanks to the lens; “The photos allow the boys to tell stories. It is an incredible initiative that brings joy to the boys and inspires a sense of belonging.”Viljoen adds: “I have succeeded in this if every kid is able to tell a story with their photos – their own – if I can make them feel worthy of sharing it with the world, visually documenting their stories, their observations, their hopes and dreams.”First published on Media Club South Africa – Brand South Africa’s library of quality images and articles, available for free.last_img read more

“Lego – einer ist zuviel” GC13Y2Y GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK February 14, 2011

first_img“Lego – einer ist zuviel” GC13Y2Y“But something’s rotten in the giraffe from Denmark … ” that’s how the cache description for the German geocache with the most Favorite Points ends.“Lego – einer ist zuviel” (Lego – one too many) GC13Y2Y is a difficulty 2.5, terrain one micro cache. The cache is hidden at the entrance to the Legoland Discovery Center in the heart of Berlin.The geocache was placed by riechkolben & geometer42 in June of 2007. More than 2800 geocachers have since logged a “Found it” for the micro.But it’s not an easy cache find. Almost 250 geocachers logged a DNF (Did Not Find) so far. The hunt requires a level of stealth. The bustling Berlin sidewalk is often crowded with muggles.“Lego – einer ist zuviel” has earned 350 Favorite points. The cache holds the lead as the the most popular geocache in Germany by just two points. There are four geocaches with 300 or more Favorite Points in Germany.  Geocaching Favorites is a new feature on Geocaching.com.The mico cache from “Lego – einer ist zuvielContinue your exploration of some of the most engaging geocaches from around the world. Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on our blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedThe top ten geocaches added to ListsSeptember 24, 2019In “Community””First Germany” GC77 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – April 4, 2011April 4, 2011In “Community”Cache ‘o Mat (GC1A11C) – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – January 24, 2013January 21, 2013In “Community”last_img read more

ABB Passenger Ferry Completes Remote Piloting Trial

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: ABB Technology company ABB and Helsinki City Transport took the next step in autonomous shipping as Ice-class passenger ferry Suomenlinna II was remotely piloted through test area near Helsinki harbor.In the remote trial, the world’s first for an existing passenger ferry, ABB tested the enhancement of ship operations with technologies that are already available for nearly any kind of vessel.“We are excited about the potential impact of this test on the future of the maritime industry. Advanced automation solutions from ABB are making the previously impossible possible for a wide range of sectors, including shipping, which is actively searching for technologies that can rapidly deliver more efficiency and better safety,” Peter Terwiesch, the President of ABB’s Industrial Automation division, said.“Autonomous does not mean unmanned. As vessels become more electric, digital and connected than ever before, ABB is able to equip seafarers with existing solutions that augment their skillsets. In this way, we are enhancing the overall safety of marine operations,” Juha Koskela, Managing Director at ABB’s Marine & Ports unit, commented.Suomenlinna II was retrofitted with ABB’s new dynamic positioning system and steered from a control center in Helsinki. The ship voyages from Helsinki to Suomenlinna fortress. For the remote piloting trial, the ferry departed from Helsinki’s market square, Kauppatori, and Captain Heinonen wirelessly operated Suomenlinna II with ABB Ability Marine Pilot Control through a pre-selected area of Helsinki harbor.Video Courtesy: ABBSpeaking after the voyage, Captain Lasse Heinonen said: “The progress we have made with the remote trial has been remarkable. I believe we are on the right track to exploring further possibilities of this technology as we move forward.”The trial is said to represent a crucial step toward increasing the maritime industry’s acceptance of autonomous operation systems. Autonomous solutions are expected to transform international shipping in the coming decades as the industry recovers from the downturn caused by the 2008 financial crisis.The trial took place during the vessel’s off hours, away from shore with no passengers aboard, in an area free of other vessels. While it is now equipped with the new dynamic positioning system, the vessel will continue to operate via a set of conventional onboard controls, with the remote mode deployed during the trial only. Research and development will continue with the ferry and her crew.Suomenlinna II, originally built in 2004, is fitted with ABB’s icebreaking electric propulsion system. Additionally, the ferry was retrofitted with ABB Ability Marine Pilot Vision situational awareness solution in 2017. Suomenlinna II operates year-round, undisturbed by the harsh winter conditions that affect all other modes of transport in the Helsinki region.last_img read more

Selma Blair Rachel McAdams share James Toback harassment stories in Vanity Fair

first_imgSelma Blair and Rachel McAdams have added their names to the growing list of women who have come forward to allege that writer and director James Toback sexually harassed or assaulted them. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTOS) Advertisement Advertisement LOS ANGELES—Actresses Selma Blair and Rachel McAdams have added their names to the growing list of women who have come forward to allege that writer and director James Toback sexually harassed or assaulted them following a report Sunday in The Los Angeles Times detailing the accounts of 38 accusers.Since Sunday, the number of accusers has ballooned to over 200 alleging inappropriate encounters with Toback, an Oscar-nominee for his Bugsy screenplay. Speaking to Vanity Fair in an article published Thursday, Blair and McAdams describe encounters similar to those detailed in the L.A. Times report — many of which assert that Toback, now 72, would talk up his accomplishments and promise stardom, often referencing his friendship with Robert Downey Jr., before masturbating or simulating sex acts on the women.Blair had already filmed Cruel Intentions when her representative arranged for her to meet Toback for a possible role in his film Harvard Man. The meeting was set at a hotel restaurant, but Blair said when she arrived the hostess said that Toback wanted her to meet him in his room. Twitter READ MOREcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more