Daily Postcard: Snow Storm Hovers Over Los Alamos

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Find your way around Conservative planning ‘green paper’

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Police Launch Appeal To Help Solve 30 Year Old Murder Case Of Inga Maria…

first_imgINGA MARIA HAUSER AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInDetectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Serious Crime Branch have today travelled to Dumfries and Galloway in South West Scotland to appeal for information about an unsolved 30 year old murder.It is part of a two-week operation to mark the anniversary of the death of German backpacker Inga Maria Hauser whose body was found in a remote forest in Northern Ireland.Investigators believe that communities in Scotland may hold vital information in relation to Inga Maria’s movements during her two day visit to the country before she embarked on the Stranraer to Larne ferry on April 6, 1988.The 18-year-old’s body was discovered in a remote part of Ballypatrick Forest on the outskirts of Ballycastle, on April 20, 1988. Police believe that Inga Maria died shortly after she arrived in Northern Ireland and that she was subjected to a vicious and ruthless assault.The officer in charge of the investigation, Detective Chief Superintendent Raymond Murray, said: “On the 30th anniversary of Inga Maria’s murder, police are launching this operation spanning Northern Ireland and Scotland during which we will be following a number of specific lines of enquiries.“We will be making a number of appeals for information as well as placing posters with Inga Maria’s photograph at various crucial locations and releasing new information into the public domain.“We hope this sustained approach will help jog people’s memories and encourage anyone who knows anything about the murder to come forward to police.“Today I am making a specific appeal to people who may have had contact with Inga Maria before she made the fateful journey to Northern Ireland.“We already know Inga Maria’s movements during her journey around England from London to Bath and onto Liverpool, however we need to know more about what she did and who she met while in Scotland. From her diary and notebook entries we know she left Liverpool, travelled to Preston and then on to Inverness.“She was excited about coming to Northern Ireland as she wrote a postcard to her friend in Germany saying ‘My journey through England is wonderful – I’d rather not comeback. The day after tomorrow – it’s on to Ireland – which pleases me most of all.“On her last day alive – April 6 we know from her diary entries she travels by train from Inverness to Glasgow and then onto Stranraer before boarding the Sealink Galloway Princess to Larne at 7pm. Her notebook entries read: ‘Morning has broken in Scotland. Breakfast in Inverness. Nice town. Have to see the Loch Ness monster one day. Going to Glasgow now. Snowy mountains and wild landscape. Scotland is beautiful.’“To date investigators have been able to gain only limited information about her activities in Scotland including those she met or had contact with.“My appeal today is to anyone in Scotland who would have come into contact with Inga Maria, or who saw her during her time in the country or on the various train journeys from London to Inverness, Inverness to Glasgow and from Glasgow to Stranraer to contact police.“I appreciate a lot of time has passed but we need to know places Inga Maria visited. We know she cashed travellers’ cheques in Inverness but that is all.“She will have stood out from the crowd with her German accent and distinctive style of clothing – she was wearing baseball boots and a long, flowing skirt possibly multi-coloured, a jacket, possibly denim with a large blue rucksack. On top of this rucksack was a smaller bag with distinctive USAF badge.“According to her diary and notebook entries she was excited about her trip to Northern Ireland and it is a fair assumption that she would most likely have chatted to passengers on the train or ferry asking questions about where to visit in Northern Ireland or where she could stay.“Inga Maria’s friends and family describe her as an open, friendly, popular person, who was comfortable socialising with people of all ages, and from all backgrounds, and had a keen interest in meeting new people.“Her last notebook entry on April 6 reads: ‘Went from Glasgow to Ayr and from there to Stranraer to get over to Ireland. Saw the sea. Beautiful and mysterious. Wonder where I stay tonight. Need more money.’“Sadly, Inga’s final resting place in Northern Ireland was in Ballypatrick Forest.“We still believe we are extremely close to progressing criminal justice action against Inga Maria’s killer or killers. “One strand of this operation is to identify the man whose DNA was found at the crime scene. A previous DNA screening process was one of the largest ever conducted and involved many hundreds of people, throughout the UK.“As time evolves so does DNA science so we have carried out further familial DNA screening and are keeping an open mind about where this will lead the investigation.”The murder investigation has received a lot of attention over the years from PSNI.Detective Chief Superintendent Murray believes anyone with information about who killed Inga Maria owes it her family to come forward so they can have closure after 30 years.“Inga Maria’s family deserve to know what happened. Her father died not knowing who killed his daughter and her mother has been ill for many years. The family have been tortured by her murder and we have been in close contact with Inga’s heartbroken sister in the run up to this anniversary. Do the decent thing for Inga’s sister and mother.“After 30 years it’s not too late to tell us what you know by calling the detectives in Maydown, Northern Ireland, on 02871379783.”last_img read more

Ayers recognized for achievements

first_imgJacksboro Police Officer Franklin Ayers proved last night how dedicated he is to his job.Ayers was scheduled to be recognized at last night’s meeting of the Jacksboro Board of Mayor and Aldermen, but received a call and had to leave. The board decided to move forward with recognition.   JPD Chief Danny Chapman said, “He’s an outstanding officer, and we are very proud of him.”  Ayers was awarded the 2017 MADD award and the Tennessee Highway Safety Office Officer of the Year DUI Award.  Chapman continued saying that in two years Ayers has made 110 arrest for DUI and has a 100-percent conviction rate. He has received two awards in two years.”Jacksboro Chief of Police Danny Chapman (L) joins JPD Officer Franklin Ayers on Tennessee Highway Safety Office Awards Day.In other business, the board approved the installation of safety lights on the street department brush trucks. The cost will be around $1,500 to $1,600, according to Mayor June Forstner.The resignation of Zachary Marcum, a part time police officer was accepted.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/07/2018-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Hype Nite points system: How does Fortnite’s weekend event work afterall?

first_img 125 With all eyes set on Fortnite Champion Series, players from all around the world are engaging in the weekly events in order to test their mettle against fellow players. Also, a way to rake in a decent prize money every week, the weekly events like Daily Trios Cup, Champion Cash Cup, Contender Cash Cup and Platform Cash Cup are widely popular among semi-professional and amateur players. The weekend event, Fortnite Hype Nite is equally popular among players, although the competition is played only for Hype Points, which if you ask a Fortnite rank-pusher, is very very important. Here’s everything to know about the Hype Nite points system: Fortnite Hype Nite leaderboard, latest standings (top 3)NA-West1. DEXZUSZN-IG – 145 points (3 wins, 76 eliminations)1.FoesFoe on ig – 130 points (0 wins, 64 eliminations)1.Txlents – 117 points (3 wins, 42 eliminations)NA-East1. bleuZK – 165 points (3 wins, 86 eliminations)1. Scorch – 127 points (2 wins, 55 eliminations)1. Twitch Ornataz – 125 points (3 wins, 56 eliminations)Europe1. hadesfanboy01 – 124 points (2 wins, 54 eliminations)1. Youtube Mydro – 118 points (2 wins, 66 eliminations)1. Twitter TeekewFN – 118 points (2 wins, 51 eliminations)Also Read | Fortnite Hype Nite Rewards, Hype Nite 2020 Prize Pool InformationAlso Read | What Is Fortnite Competitive Hype Nite? Fortnite Hype Nite Rules Explained(Image Credits: Fortnite Twitter Handle) Top 20% Sujay Chakraborty 190 Hype Nite prize pool Top 1%     Top 50% 500 Written By What is Hype Nite?One of the oldest Fortnite competitive plays, Hype Nite has been around several seasons now. Chapter 2 Season 3 of the battle royal title brings the newest edition of Hype Nite, which started on Sunday, July 19. The event is scheduled for every Sunday till August 16. Hype Nite is a open-for-all tournament, where a players Hype Points every week decides his/her participation in the various divisions. The competitive mode comprises of three leagues divided into 10 divisions:Open LeagueDivision I (0 – 249 Hype points)Division II (250 – 499 Hype points)Division III (500 – 999 Hype points)Division IV (1,000 – 1,499 Hype points)Contender LeagueDivision I (1,500 – 2,499 Hype points)Division II (2,500 – 3,999 Hype points)Division III (4,000 – 5,999 Hype points)Champion LeagueDivision I (6,000 – 11,999 Hype points)Division II (12,000 – 15,999 Hype points)Division III (16,000+ Hype points)Also Read | Fortnite Hype Nite Leaderboard, Latest Results And Prize Pool DetailsHow does Hype Nite work?Each Fortnite Hype Nite live session will have a three-hour window for players to join matches. Each player/team can play a maximum of 10 matches in one session. After the end of the session, the teams are placed based on their accumulated points. Here’s how Hype Nite points system work:Points are distributed based on placement points and eliminations. A Victory Royale (win) is worth 14 points. Teams also earn points based on the number of eliminations in each game (each elimination: 1 point). Unlike other events, elimination points are not capped during Hype Nite. Also Read | Fortnite Hype Nite Schedule And Start Time For Season 3, Chapter 2Placement points: First Published: 20th July, 2020 15:59 IST 250 LIVE TV Last Updated: 20th July, 2020 15:59 IST Hype Nite Points System: How Does Fortnite’s Weekend Event Work Afterall? A look at Hype Nite points system – how teams earn their points every match, which ultimately decide their standings in the overall leaderboard. 375 FOLLOW US Victory Royale: 14 points 2nd: 11 points 3rd: 10 points 4th – 5th: 9 points 6th – 10th: 8 points 11th – 15th: 7 points 16th – 20th: 6 points 21st – 25th: 5 points 26th – 30th: 4 points 31st – 40th: 3 points 41st – 50th: 2 points 51st – 75th: 1 point Top 10% COMMENT Top 5%       WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US Rank Prize (Hype Points)last_img read more

Checking in on Content Marketing Resolutions

first_imgQ1 2011 is Nearly Over – How are your Content Marketing Resolutions Progressing?Last year I shared my top 10 content marketing resolutions for the new year. I thought it would be an interesting update to share how I have incorporated these 10 resolutions into my day to day activities to support OpenView’s content marketing and content development efforts.I will focus on improving our content development efforts to increase customer engagement: Customer engagement boils down to the level of value your customers and prospects find in your content development efforts. A few metrics to keep in mind to measure engagement are # of page views and # of RTs (Read “Don’t Waste your Time and Money on Content Marketing” for more metrics).I will focus on creating content that solves my target persona’s pain points: Targeted content is essential for developing and maintaining customer engagement. The most targeted content always, always, always relates to your audience’s pain points. Think, “what keeps my prospects up at night?” And focus on developing blog posts, ebooks, articles, videos, etc. that answer that tough question.I will only create content that provides true value: At OpenView we strive to add value with every piece of content we create. We do this by always focusing on (you guessed it) our target audience. Other B2B and B2C companies alike should focus on adding value rather than just adding to the clutter of content.I will report metrics to show the success of our content marketing program: Reporting is an important step to any content marketing strategy. Every week, the OpenView marketing team catches up to analyze a bevy of statistics related to our three sites and content marketing program as a whole.I will look for ways to optimize our content development efforts: Optimization can mean a few different things – SEO, cost optimization, time optimization. To figure out what aspect of your strategy needs some optimization, be sure to report on your content marketing efforts on a weekly basis.I will try new strategies and tactics: Keep an open mind! Read blogs and other resources to learn new things. Connect and share ideas with other team members to help push the envelope even more. At OpenView we do this idea sharing in a weekly meeting. Sometimes, we are trapped by our daily or weekly routines, so as the rest of the year progresses I intend to focus on trying more new strategies.I will learn from failed efforts: Unfortunately mistakes happen. The key is to learn from the mistakes. My team and I try to always look for ways to improve from our mistakes. A great example of our process here is our focus on documenting marketing checklists to help streamline and minimize errors.I won’t let failed efforts keep me from looking for the right answer: I already mentioned that my team and I sometimes fall into the trap of the routine. I think we can continue pushing ourselves even harder to get out of the routine and try new things.I will be laser focused on our content marketing goals: It is critical to always keep content marketing goals as top of mind. After all, that is ultimately why you have invested in content marketing! During our weekly meetings, we update one another on our progress against the goals.I will continue to develop best practice processes around content marketing for our portfolio companies: The ultimate mission for OpenView Labs is to collect and disseminate best practices for our portfolio companies and my team and I work towards living that mission every day. We do this by creating content and sharing it with our audience on our blog site and Labs site.How are you progressing against your resolutions?AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more