first_imgVolunteers from across Ireland will join a major operation today to find missing Lifford man David Colhoun.They will be joined by Shane Doherty, the brother-in-law of six-year-old Donegal girl Mary Boyle who went missing near Ballyshannon in south Donegal in March 1977.Two sisters of missing Limerick man Shane Moran will also take part in today’s search. The 21-year-old went missing near the River Shannon in January 2009, with searches still ongoing to find his remains. Relatives of other missing persons will also join the co-ordinated push to search stretches of the River Mourne and Lough Foyle for the 22-year-old who has been missing since May.David has not been seen since the early hours of Sunday, May 22.On the night he vanished, he got out of a police car and ran off in the direction of the River Mourne, which straddles the border and separates the two towns.Irish rescue charity Searching For The Missing, which operates through Facebook, is behind the fresh search of the area where David was last seen. Among those taking part will be volunteers from the the Boyne Fishermen, Belfast and Foyle Search and Rescue squads along with groups from Limerick, Waterford, Dublin and Galway.David’s father Joe has now been looking for his son for 16 weeks.“I really, really appreciate all the help we have got over the past weeks and I am delighted we are having this big squad here for this weekend,” he said.“The grieving is passed and we now need closure.“We want to find him so we can bury him with his mother Josephine, who died on January 7 this year.” David Colhoun went missing in May after being arrested by the PSNI in Strabane for what was described as minor offences.He ran off while being transferred between police cars and, according to his father Joe, was last seen on the bridge heading towards Lifford.FRESH SEARCH BEGINS TODAY FOR TRAGIC DAVID was last modified: September 10th, 2011 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:David ColhounLiffordnew searchlast_img read more

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first_img be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 What’s New in TechnologyLatest News for EntrepreneursOur Best Videos The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers elected its youngest president in its 40-year history who also happens to be a woman.[Related: Howard University Introduces D.C Kids to Robot and NASA Scientists and Engineers] What is your current job and background?Hampton: I am a chemical engineer program manager for Astra Zeneca. I was at Merck. I joined [NOBCChE] when I was in grad school. [I’m] passionate about how [the organization] helps chemists and chemical engineers. I have undergrad degrees in math and computer science.Does your computer science/development education help you as a chemical engineer?The further I get away from it, the less I draw on it immediately. I am able to look at a system and understand how it works. Most of what we deal with is enabled by some sort of information technology. Even if I am not connected the way I used to be, I understand how [something] works. [It] allows me to stay relevant, particularly with some of the students on the team–it keeps me young!I can go into the back-end and fix it. It was a natural progression for me.What do you do at Astra Zeneca?I work in our commercial operations group. I manage different programs and portfolios that come from R&D and help them launch.How is diversity in chemical engineering?Getting better, but still God-awful. NSF (National Science Foundation) maintains a database of metrics. In ’74, there were 54 (black chemical engineers). And in 2014 there were 700. When you look at the total number (of black PhDs in STEM) it’s in the twenty thousands.In my experience it’s rare to find another black female chemical engineer–even at an HBCU. If you look at Howard, they have the strongest chemical engineering programs; even that program doesn’t have a lot of women.Why do you think this is?It’s almost like you are programmed to think that chemical engineering is the hardest and most impossible [of the STEM studies]. Sometimes we are not exposed to it earlier “Oh, I hated it [chemistry], doesn’t that require a lot of math..?”You don’t usually get positive undertones, whereas if you say “I want to be a doctor, you get, “Oh, that’s great.”last_img read more