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Longtime Daily News worker dies

first_imgDahlenburg is survived by his wife Alta, and his five grown children, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. susan.abram@dailynews.com (818) 713-3664160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! He was honored in 2005 for working at the Daily News for 50 years. A resident of North Hollywood, Dahlenburg was remembered by coworkers Tuesday as an avid Lakers fan, who was well liked in the pressrooms in Valencia. Coworkers said each time Dahlenburg was asked when he would retire, he would say “maybe five years from now.” “He rarely missed a day at work and he was always willing to jump in and do anything, even when he got a little older,” said Dahlenburg’s supervisor Steve Tumbusch. “He was 66 but he could still do the same job he was doing as if he was 25.” Tumbusch said Dahlenburg had just returned from a two-week vacation to Hawaii and had been suffering from a cold. But he still showed up for work on Saturday and stayed for his shift. “He was a very nice guy,” said Tumbusch, who worked with Dahlenburg for 28 years. “He had lots of friends here. This was his second home.” VALENCIA – Jim Dahlenburg, who worked for more than half a century as a mailroom mechanic for the Daily News, died Saturday, his family and friends said. He was 66. Dahlenburg was just 15 when he took a job as a part-time mail inserter for what was then known as the Valley News and Green Sheet. He witnessed several changes to the newspaper and its production, including its name change to the Daily News. Dahlenburg worked his way up at the newspaper and for more than 30 years, he helped keep the packaging and distribution equipment operating. last_img read more

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Chasing paychecks

first_img“All the baby boomers are retiring,” Washington said. “The mail must go on.” Janet Delgado hopes to get a post office job. She is returning to the work force after taking a year off for maternity leave and to raise her 5-month-old son. For Delgado, the post office’s appeal is simple. “They pay your holidays, and you get Sundays off,” she said. After Eugene Deutsch was laid off from his warehouse job in March, he decided to consider new lines of work, including hotel janitor, retail sales clerk and grocery store clerk. He grabbed fliers from FedEx, Lowe’s and the Marriott Hotel, but without prior experience nobody was biting. “They don’t want to give you that first chance to get in and learn,” Deutsch said. NORTH HOLLYWOOD – They filled out job applications with freebie pens and chatted up recruiters while eyeing baskets of Tootsie Rolls. Some were dressed to the nines in tailored suits, while others wore T-shirts. All of them wanted jobs. At a job fair Thursday at the Beverly Garland’s Holiday Inn, hundreds of job seekers turned out despite rock-bottom unemployment. Employers ranged from Radio Iran to In-N-Out Burger and Kaiser Permanente. Would-be mail carriers and clerks mobbed the U.S. Postal Service table, where Tyrone Washington was handing out four-page applications and flashlights that double as screwdrivers. High attrition has left him in constant hiring mode. Then a recruiter for Vons looked over his resume and asked him to fill out an application online. After that, an interview would be scheduled, said recruiter Beth McLaughlin. McLaughlin and two colleagues were hiring for a wide range of positions, from entry level baggers to experienced managers and accountants. “We get a lot of matches” with so many openings, McLaughlin said. But finding good workers with unemployment at 4.7 percent in Los Angeles County can be difficult, and it may not get any easier. According to an economic forecast released in February by Jack Kyser, vice president and chief economist at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., growth downtown will make waves through the region. To find good workers in such a tight market, recruiter Autrina James said the Institute for Applied Behavior Analysis offers top-notch benefits to sweeten wages, which start at $10 or $11 an hour. She is hiring people who can teach cooking, housekeeping and coping skills to the developmentally disabled. James has 10 positions in the Valley and dozens more across the region. “The benefits are more of the attraction,” James said. The job fair was sponsored by the California Employment Development Department and the San Fernando Valley WorkForce Collaborative. julia.scott@dailynews.com (818) 713-3735 Who’s hiring? Here’s a sampling of employers at Thursday’s job fair sponsored by the California Employment Development Department and the San Fernando Valley WorkForce Collaborative: North Valley YMCA La Brea Bakery University of Phoenix Cumulus Broadcasting Bank of America160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Good news for Arsenal? Real Madrid midfielder rejects Bilbao move

first_imgArsenal have received a huge boost in their pursuit of Asier Illarramendi after it was confirmed he will stay at Real Madrid this month.The deep-lying playmaker remains high on Arsene Wenger’s wishlist with an approach from the Arsenal manager expected this summer.However, it looked as though the Gunners may miss out in the race to land the 24-year-old with Athletic Bilbao pushing hard to sign him for £19m this month.Illarramendi has played a marginal role since arriving from Real Sociedad back in 2013. And he fell even further down the pecking order when Madrid brought in fellow central midfielder Lucas Silva from Cruzeiro this month.But manager Carlo Ancelotti has now confirmed that Illarramendi has decided against joining Bilbao and will now stay until the summer, leaving the door open for Arsenal to make their move.Ancelotti said: “He had an offer from Athletic Club, but the player is comfortable and happy here.“And we are also, because whenever he has played he has done well.” 1 Asier Illarramendi last_img read more

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LADIES GAELIC ROUND-UP: DONEGAL CRUISE TO VICTORY OVER KILDARE

first_imgLADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL: DONEGAL senior ladies cruised to victory in the Lidl Naional League Division 2 clash away to Kildare this afternoon.The game at Ballykelly GAA club in Monasterevin was over by half-time as two goals from the brilliant Yvonne McMonagle and one each from Geraldine McLaughlin and Elish Ward gave them a 4-11 to 0-02 lead.Donegal manager Micheal Naughton made a number of changes as Donegal added seven more points in the second half to win 4-18 to 0-06. There were mixed fortunes for the Donegal underage teams at the weekend.The two Donegal U16 panels travelled to Crossmaglen to take on Armagh.The Development League team had an emphatic win over the hosts in the first game of the day with captain Susanne White (Killybegs) ending with a personal tally of 6-06.It was a good all round team performance with Amy Laverty (Mac Cumhaills) and Niamh McDevitt (Fanad Gaels) having particularly good games. The U16 Championship team fared less well against Armagh.The girls never really got going after the long journey to Crossmaglen but had two goal chances gone the right side of the post in the first half – they whisked inches wide – it might have been a more competitive game, but Armagh are a classy side and will, on this display, be favourites to take the Ulster U16A title this year.The Donegal girls however will bounce back from this defeat. Having already beaten a good Tyrone team, they play Derry in a fortnight with a place in the Ulster B final the prize.Next up at underage level is the Donegal U14 Championship team. They travel to Killyclogher outside Omagh next Sunday for their clash with Tyrone (3pm). LADIES GAELIC ROUND-UP: DONEGAL CRUISE TO VICTORY OVER KILDARE was last modified: April 3rd, 2016 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:armaghdonegalFootballGaelicLadieslast_img read more

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GAA: CARRICK SEE OFF CARN IN SCHOOLS FINAL

first_imgCarrick Vocational School are the county champions.They saw off Carndonagh Community School in the final today.The south Donegal lads won by a ten-point margin in a superb game played in bitterly cold conditions. Ryan Gillespie was Carrick’s man of the match, hitting goals either side of half-time.The final scoreline was Carrick 3-11 Carndonagh 0-09.   GAA: CARRICK SEE OFF CARN IN SCHOOLS FINAL was last modified: January 15th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: CARRICK SEE OFF CARN IN SCHOOLS FINALlast_img read more

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Futsal Uganda Cup takes center stage as Sona make debut

first_img Tags: Brandon KimuliFutsal Uganda CupLuzira ThunderNomadSonatop Sona are featuring in the competition for the first time (Agency Photo)Futsal Uganda Cup-Round of 16Thursday, 31-01-2019International Futsal Courts, Mengo-Kabowa United vs Yap Stars @6pm-Crown vs Luzira Thunders @6pm-Yeak Kabowa vs Aidenal @7-Equator vs Typhoon @7pm-Park vs Dream @8pm-Mengo vs Elephants @8pm-Parakeets vs Bajim @9pm-Sona vs Nomad @9pmMENGO – The second edition of the Futsal Uganda Cup will highlight Thursday evening as 16 teams start their journey of trying to win it.Sona, an organization that harbors several Sports journalist in the country and other football enthusiasts will feature in the competition for the first time, taking on Super League side Nomad.Despite having limited experience in the sport, Sona head coach Brandon Kimuli insists his side are not in the competition for just formalities.“It’s our first time here and we are here to make a statement, said Kimuli in an interview with PML Daily.“The first times are always the best so let’s walk that talk on Thursday evening. Fun and sports is what we are about.Sona have been in existence for over 5 years, mainly playing football games. Last Sunday, they played a Futsal game against Express FC which they lost 5-4.Coming up against Nomad will be no walk in the park as the Super League side has been one of the most inform sides in the top tier of late.Nomad currently occupy 5th spot in the League, having won 6 of their first 11 fixtures this season.Elsewhere, Cup defending champions Luzira Thunders will start their title defence against Crown.Luzira defeat Yeak Kabowa 3-2 in last year’s final to become the first winners of the competition.However, with no Super League action this season, the Luzira based side are expected to have it tough trying to win the Uganda Cup for a second consecutive time.For Yeak Kabowa, they come up against fellow Super League side, Aidenal School of Art at 7:00pm while Typhoon face off with Equator at the same time.Kabowa United will open up the mouthwatering menu at the Futsal Courts in Mengo against Yap Stars at 6:00pm.Park and and Futsal Super League holders Dream face off in arguably the biggest game of the round at 8:00pm. Mengo City and Elephants also take center stage at 8:00pm.The final of this year’s tournament will be played on May 9th where the winner will walk away with money prize of Two million Uganda Shillings (2,000,000/=)Comments last_img read more

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A monstrous reading adventure awaits for READ DL 2018

first_imgThe READ DL 2018 committee are excited to bring Donegal its next collective reading adventure from 18th January to the 1st March 2018.This year’s chosen title is ‘A Monster Calls’ by the twice Carnegie Medal-winning author Patrick Ness. This novel explores love, loss and hope in a way that is deep and thought provoking. Told through the eyes of thirteen year old Conor, readers will be captivated by the central character’s strength and courage.READ DL has grown in strength from its humble beginnings a number of years ago and aims to bring Donegal communities together by giving them a shared experience of reading the one book for a period of time during the year. Children and their families in Donegal are encouraged to read and discuss the chosen book, along with taking part in various activities held in schools, libraries and in the community.Brian McGonagle from the LYIT is encouraging everyone to take part in this one book, one community reading initiative which has been starting conversations and inspiring a passion for reading all over the county for a number of years. “We are asking primary schools, secondary schools and groups to register with us for this year’s initiative where they can avail of a set of books at a very favourable price,” he said.Karen Sheehy from Donegal County Council Library Service added that “libraries and Taobh Tíre Centres across the county will be well stocked with this year’s title for individuals, families and smaller groups to avail of from the 18th January”.READ DL is all about coming together. The objective of this project is to get as many people reading a book from a particular author at the same time, building not only a sense of community but also promoting and valuing the importance of literacy within our communities. The READ DL committee would like to encourage those who don’t read as often as they would like to or have in the past to begin again and what better way than to participate in this year’s READ DL challenge. So come on DONEGAL!!Registration is now open and groups and schools can register by visiting the new website www.readdonegal.com. The deadline for registration is Friday 8th December and all necessary information is available on the website.Stay up to date by following READ DL on twitter and instragram using @readdonegal and on facebook using @readdlsocial.A monstrous reading adventure awaits for READ DL 2018 was last modified: November 23rd, 2017 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:LIBRARIESREAD DLReadinglast_img read more

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Double the fun as two large cruises visit Killybegs this Sunday

first_imgUp to 3,400 visitors are expected in Killybegs this Sunday with the arrival of two large cruise ships.The MS Oriana and the MV Seabourn Quest will both arrive on Sunday morning for a day for passengers to explore Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way.The Killybegs community will put on a welcome party for tourists with ceol agus craic for all at the Shore Road Car Park from 11am to 5pm. World Champion Irish Dancers and St Catherine’s Band will also be putting on a show in the Bay View Hotel from 11.30am. First to arrive is the MV Seabourn Quest at 8am until 5pm. This 198m-long ‘Ultra Luxury’ cruise ship hosts 450 passengers and 335 crew members.The eight year old mega yacht is on a 15 day round-trip of the Gems Of The Irish Sea & Hebrides.Seabourn Quest. Image via Seabourn.comThe MS Oriana will arrive at 9am until 5.30pm, bringing up to 1,800 passengers and 760 crew.She is the smallest of the P&O Cruises fleet, but at 260m, she is another mighty visitor for Killybegs pier. Killybegs is the first stop on the Oriana’s 14-day voyage from Southampton to Iceland and the British Isles. This is the ship’s final visit before it leaves the P&O fleet in August.MS OrianaDouble the fun as two large cruises visit Killybegs this Sunday was last modified: July 9th, 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:cruiseKillybegslast_img read more

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Is Artificial Intelligence Still Relevant for Startups?

first_imgAI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage If artificial intelligence confuses you, think about what happens when it’s not leveraged properly. For context, consider the London-based VC firm MMC who found that about 40% of European AI startups don’t use AI in any tangible way. MMC (and TheVerge) are saying that companies just want to take advantage of the AI hype. Meaning that the company or startup “talks” about AI, but they are unwilling or unable to put in the resources to deploy the process, store the data, or make any meaningful use of the information. So begs the question, is artificial intelligence still relevant for startups?AI’s promise may be further ahead than its practical reality for young companies and startups that face an uphill grind against their larger peers.  Larger entities and new startups have the same needs. To gather and organize vast amounts of training data needed to build effective AI solutions is cost prohibitive for a startup. Expectations always outpace reality, but that isn’t still a bad thing. There are plenty of entrepreneurs diligently working toward a better future. But in high-tech businesses, it’s crucial that the AI you build, promote, or invest in — is authentic.The Substantive Role of AIThe ability to automate responsibilities and streamline efficiency makes AI and machine learning an attractive productivity option for businesses. It shouldn’t be a surprise that the buzz surrounding AI/machine learning and early stage startups peaked in 2018. So much so, that there was a half-joking consensus that adding either to your pitch deck meant an immediate 10% valuation bump with investors.But the standard for “AI-powered” varies widely — and not only in startups. From a technical perspective, “machine learning” means introducing data into a neural network, so the mathematical model learns to recognize patterns.Is Artificial Intelligence Still Relevant for Startups?                                                                                             Image: Avi Richards; UnsplashOnce that AI foundation is in place, the network learns to recognize categorization, transformation, and even prediction.These capabilities create four startup types, each bringing something different to the AI table:• Aspirational: Most startups fit into this category, and their founders claim AI/ML deep in the pitch deck. But what those companies mean is that once they’ve found product-market fit and have 500,000 users creating millions of data points, they’ll be able to leverage AI to generate useful insights. None of these startups do any meaningful machine learning work before a Series B funding round.• Specialized: These startups apply AI solutions to specific industry problems. Examples include Wise Systems, which improves delivery fleets; Standard Cognition, which creates cashier-less stores; and LuminDx, which trains neural nets to identify skin disease better than primary care physicians.• Foundational: These AI startups build the tools that the AI industry will someday use. Information that will “someday” be used typically means more nuanced API designs or math-heavy algorithmic research. These companies are laying the foundation that the next generation of specialized AI startups will be built upon.• Opportunistic: AI startups use out-of-the-box machine learning APIs from established tech companies to add a little extra oomph to their products. Identifying whether a cat is in a photo or basic language skills aren’t core to these businesses, but those qualities can distinguish products from the competition. These startups use AI as a standard part of their tool kits, and they represent the future of how most businesses ultimately will use AI.Understanding which ecosystem a startup fits into is the key to building an authentic AI enterprise. This pragmatic approach means recognizing when you’re the market leader introducing AI to a new segment and when you’re simply building something that eventually will be AI-ready.You’re not just adding “AI/ML” to your business to take advantage of a trend. You’re leveraging technology to solve a real problem, which is what makes a business viable.When Is AI Relevant to Startups?When assessing a company’s AI-readiness, it’s important to determine the purpose it will serve. If it’s a support beam for a business, large amounts of data and an understanding of that data’s value to an existing industry are needed.AI is not a secret sauce — data is the sauce. To that end, it’s crucial to understand how much data good ML and AI requires. The data source is what ultimately drives the ecosystem, and it must be well-structured and optimized. This data also has to be stored securely.For example, a startup could leverage AI/ML to analyze the entire Twitter firehose to measure influence, conduct sentiment analysis, or even surface brand recognition to tie back to a Super Bowl ad campaign. There are all sorts of companies doing these things, and it’s only made possible by a platform like Twitter, which has troves of data.Wherever there’s data that isn’t being thoughtfully examined, there’s a massive opportunity for AI disruption.The larger the data set you can gain access to, the more interesting work your platform can do. Look at CentralSquare Technologies, an AI startup that connects emergency call centers around the country. Emergency dispatch centers ran independently for a long time before startups like CentralSquare came along. The company connects about 5,000 public safety agencies across major metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles, Houston, Atlanta, and Dallas. This decreases 911 response times in a world where your phone, car, or smartwatch will likely be calling far from your home area code.Hazus, along with Esri and Geospiza, is doing something similar with FEMA data. These organizations are creating AI dashboards using predictive analytics around disaster and emergency response. That team could tell you the best bet when responding to a tornado, hurricane, or earthquake plaguing a city using predictive analysis. Data-driven AI can guide emergency management services through tough situations.Just remember that not all AI companies are created equal, and it’s very possible you’ll encounter an AI company with no real AI.The company is probably not a scam — they may be “bragging.” Many companies are just using the term “articifial intelligence” because they plan to use this technology at some point. They just can’t afford actually to do the work AI entails – now. Due diligence can uncover what’s genuinely artificial in that company. As long as you understand what you’re seeing — and seeking — then you will be less likely to have a problem. China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Will Koffel leads the Google Cloud Startup Program in the Americas and is an experienced startup founder, CTO, and advisor. Koffel served as the CTO of Qwiklabs before it was purchased by Google. Will KoffelHead of Startup Ecosystems, Google Cloud, Americas Tags:#AI disruption#artificial intelligence#Data-driven AI#Machine Learning A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Related Posts last_img read more

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PTSS & Resilience-based Couple Therapy

first_imgBy Kimberly Quinn & Kacy Mixon, M.S., LMFTOur previous post focused on the differences between Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Post-traumatic Stress Symptoms (PTSS) and the effects on military couples. A recent study of 66 US Army couples found resiliency greatly contributed to positive relationship functioning despite elevated symptoms of post-traumatic stress [1]. Resilience is defined as the ability to bounce back despite experiencing adverse circumstances [2].Couple and family therapy is commonly encouraged for military families experiencing adverse effects of PTSS and PTSD. Military families often become saturated in stressors connected to deployment, reintegration, and trauma-related issues. Thus, therapy approaches rooted in strength-based intervention strategies are particularly helpful for these issues as they assist families in recognizing and mobilizing resources [3]. The following table adds even more insight into differences between traditional and resilience-oriented approaches to therapy.Simon, J., Murphy, J., & Smith, S. (2005). Understanding and fostering family resilience. The Family Journal, 12(4), 427-436.Advocates referring military families to therapy services can use this to help families make informed decisions about what types of counseling may serve their needs. Additionally, professionals providing therapy services to military families can better serve those struggling with PTSD and PTSS by utilizing resilience-based approaches when working with couples.References[1] Melvin, K. C., Gross, D., Hayat, M. J., Jennings, B. M., & Campbell, J. C. (2012). Couple functioning and post‐traumatic stress symptoms in US army couples: The role of resilience. Research in Nursing & Health, 35(2), 164-177. [2] Weins, T., Boss, P. (2006). Maintaining Family Resiliency Before, During, and After Military Separation. Castro, C. A., Adler, A. B., & Britt, T. W. (2006). Military life: The psychology of serving in peace and combat. (pp. 13-38). Westport, Conn: Praeger Security International, viii, 262 pp.[3] Simon, J., Murphy, J., Smith, S. (2005). Understanding and fostering family resilience. The Family Journal, 13(4), 427-436. This post was written by Kimberly Quinn, University of Florida M.Ed./Ed.S. Candidate, 1LT Florida Army National Guard and Kacy Mixon, M.S., LMFT.  Both are a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

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