Beautiful brochure aims to attract German visitors to Donegal

first_imgTourism Ireland is partnering with a top German tour operator, called TUI Wolters Reisen, to promote Donegal and the Wild Atlantic Way to potential German holidaymakers this autumn.A brochure, titled Irland Erleben (meaning ‘Experience Ireland’), has been distributed to around 35,000 TUI Wolters’ clients around Germany.A stunning image of Fanad Lighthouse appears on the cover of the brochure. It profiles some of the many things to see and do here and tells readers about Ireland’s “coasts, magical forests, beautiful valleys and mysterious islands”. The brochure also showcases our hiking experiences, vibrant towns and cities, as well as TUI Wolters’ various package holidays for Ireland. “We were delighted to partner with TUI Wolters Reisen, to highlight Donegal and the Wild Atlantic Way to prospective holidaymakers in Germany,” said Peter Nash, Tourism Ireland’s Manager for Central Europe.“In 2018, we welcomed 784,000 German visitors to the island of Ireland. Tourism Ireland has an extensive programme of promotions under way throughout 2019, to continue to grow German visitor numbers and, in particular, to encourage more German holidaymakers to explore our regions and less-visited attractions, during the shoulder and off-season months. Co-operative campaigns with partners, like this one with TUI Wolters Reisen, are an important element of that programme.”Germany is the third-largest source of visitors to the island of Ireland and one of the largest outbound travel markets in the world. Beautiful brochure aims to attract German visitors to Donegal was last modified: November 1st, 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)last_img read more

In the Beginning Was the Bit

first_imgIs intelligent design theory making an inroad into secular science?  One might think so, based on a book review published in the Jan. 1 issue of Nature,1 entitled, “The bits that make up the Universe.”  Michael A. Nielsen reviews a new book by Hans Christian van Baeyer, Information: The New Language of Science (Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2003).  Nielsen begins,What is the Universe made of?  A growing number of scientists suspect that information plays a fundamental role in answering this question.  Some even go as far as to suggest that information-based concepts may eventually fuse with or replace traditional notions such as particles, fields and forces.  The Universe may literally be made of information, they say, an idea neatly encapsulated in physicist John Wheeler’s slogan: “It from bit”.  (Emphasis added in all quotes.)Nielsen indicates that scientists are asking some mighty big questions:The book’s most appealing feature is its focus on big questions.  What is information?  What role does information play in fundamental physics?  Where else in science does information play a critical role?  And what common themes link these areas?  Von Baeyer approaches these questions from many angles, giving us a flavour of some of the most interesting answers currently being offered.Nielsen indicates that the new thinking goes beyond the information theory of Claude Shannon, who defined information only in its ability to be transmitted faithfully without regard to content.  Nielsen has mostly good comments about von Baeyer’s book, calling it “an accessible and engaging overview of the emerging role of information as a fundamental building block in science.”1Michael A. Nielsen, “The bits that make up the Universe,” Jan. 1 issue of Nature 427, 16 – 17 (01 January 2004); doi:10.1038/427016b.Well, this is really interesting. The importance of such a paradigm shift after 145 years of Darwinian naturalism cannot be overemphasized.  If more and more scientists are willing to ask these basic questions, and consider the role of information as a fundamental entity in the Universe, then it would appear intelligent design (ID) theory is poised to make great strides in 2004.  (After all, the centrality of information is one of the key points made by ID leaders, as expressed in the film Unlocking the Mystery of Life).     This book review is tantalizing, but its questions are not big enough.  Most thoughtful readers who follow Nielsen’s questions will feel impelled to ask the follow-up question, Where does information come from?  To say it always existed would appear tantamount to asserting the existence of God.  It’s hard enough for atheists to claim matter and energy burst forth out of nothing, but to add information to that would be appear unsupportable.    Secular scientists can be plagiarists when it comes to giving credit to non-evolutionists.  We’ve already seen them take credit for the dam-breach theory of the origin of Grand Canyon (see 07/22/2003 headline), not crediting Dr. Walter Brown and other creation scientists who have been proposing the idea for years.  Creationists have been the leaders of the concept that information is a fundamental entity of the Universe; it has been a common theme expressed by Dr. A. E. Wilder-Smith, Dr. Werner Gitt (author of In the Beginning Was Information), Dr. William Dembski and Dr. Stephen Meyer of Discovery Institute, and others.  We should not let von Baeyer or Nielsen or Nature forget this.  Ultimately, the credit should go clear back to the Apostle John, who stated the fundamental axiom of information theory, In the beginning was the Word*.  Now wouldn’t that be a revolution, to see the Bible referenced in the footnotes of a scientific paper.*Want to know the identity of the Word?  Keep reading John Chapter 1 – and for that matter, the rest of the book.(Visited 26 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

West Africa cable ‘online by 2011’

first_img5 May 2009The US$600-million, 14 000km West Africa Cable System linking southern and western African countries with Europe should be in service by 2011, providing high capacity international bandwidth and further reducing telecommunications costs on the continent.A consortium of leading African and foreign telecoms operators signed a construction and maintenance agreement with manufacturer Alcatel-Lucent last month to construct the 8.84-terabit-per-second, fibre-optic submarine cable and its landing points.Companies that signed the agreement include South Africa’s Broadband Infraco, MTN, Tata Communications/Neotel, Telkom and Vodacom, as well as Angola Telecom, Cable & Wireless, Telecom Namibia, Portugal Telecom, Sotelco and Togo Telecom.“The West Africa Cable System represents a significant telecommunications infrastructure investment through a joint effort of a number of African and global operators,” Vodacom Group CEO Pieter Uys said in a statement last month.The cable system would provide Africa with “faster and better connectivity to Europe and the rest of the world,” Uys said, with “ample capacity to serve the region’s international connectivity needs for many years to come.”Planned landing points for the cable include South Africa, Namibia, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Republic of Congo, Canary Islands, Cameroon, Nigeria, Togo, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Cape Verde, Portugal and the United Kingdom.The landings in Namibia, the DRC, the Republic of Congo and Togo will provide these countries with their first connection to a global submarine cable network.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Lady Red Spikers up

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