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DDTV – TAOISEACH UNVEILS NEW €4M SCIENCE SUITE AT LYIT

first_imgThe Taoiseach Enda Kenny has officially unveiled a new €4 million science suite at Letterkenny Institute of Technology. The Fine Gael leader spoke to staff and students of the LYIT about the “exciting times ahead” for students across Ireland and how they could make their dreams become a reality.He was shown around the new science suite and introduced to students by President of the LYIT, Paul Hannigan.Simply click on the video to see the full video from today’s visit.  DDTV – TAOISEACH UNVEILS NEW €4M SCIENCE SUITE AT LYIT was last modified: October 6th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:An TaoiseachDDTVLYITPaul Hanniganscience suitelast_img read more

Smartcard boosts Durban bus system

first_img Kiosks were set up along Durban’s inner city bus route, where funds could be loaded onto the cards and commuters could for their bus trips by tapping their card against the electronic ticketing device installed on the buses. The ticketing devices are now being installed in all buses in Durban/Ethekwini, and 50 000 Muvo cards will be issued to commuters, free of charge, over the next two months. Commuters will be able to load funds into their cards at 20 fixed sales points located in the city, or in one of 14 Muvo vans that will operate along the various routes. The card stores tickets of different types – such as scholar or pensioner tickets – or tickets for different routes and journeys. “The integration of a fare management system on the card is key and takes banks into a new space in value-added services,” said business development manager of Beyond Payments, Mike Hughes. “The card also allows for employers and parents to load their employees’ and children’s cards remotely. In addition, the light FICA limits mean that even though the cards are anonymous, there are solutions in place to replace cards in the event of theft or loss,” he added. According to Hughes, the most significant achievement of the Muvo card is that it is an entry into the banking environment for South Africa’s unbanked population. “With no monthly charges, the card offers a new level of security and convenience for citizens who choose to use it as their primary carrier for banking services.” Up to R3 000 can be loaded onto The MasterCard Muvo card in one month, and it can carry a maximum balance of R1 500. The maximum payment per transaction is R200. SAinfo reporter 26 July 2012 Commuters on People Mover and Durban Transport buses throughout KwaZulu-Natal are now able to buy their bus tickets with a smartcard – offsetting the need to carry cash – following the launch of the Muvo Mastercard in Durban on Monday. The card is powered by Standard Bank South Africa and was introduced through its innovation arm, Beyond Payments, and transport IT specialist Almex. Transport Department compliance also allows for the system to be adopted by any municipality. “The launch follow[ed] the successful pilot phase of the MasterCard Muvo card on the inner city fleet of People Movers, in which buses were fitted out with electronic ticketing devices and the contactless payment cards were issued to commuters,” Standard Bank said in a statement.last_img read more

Nadal returns to No. 1 with heavy heart over Barcelona

first_imgMOST READ Pliskova sweeps into Cincinnati semis, Nadal comes up short Spanish rival Albert Ramos-Vinolas and Wimbledon women’s champion Garbine Muguruza also wore black ribbons.“All my support to Barcelona and especially to the people that are suffering a lot, for all the families of the victims,” Nadal said. “Just keep going and sorry for everything.”Nadal, a 15-time Grand Slam champion, won his 10th French Open title in June and enters the year’s final Grand Slam event, which starts August 28 in New York, thrilled at being back atop the rankings after knee injuries and setbacks since he was last number one back in July 2014.“Amazing, positive news,” Nadal said. “Being number one after all the things I’ve been going through the last couple of years is something unbelievable, so for me it’s an amazing achievement to be back to that position.“I’m very happy for that and in the last most important event of the season, I need to show why I am in that position now.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief He wore black ribbons during an earlier match in tribute to the victims of twin vehicle ramming attacks in Spain that left 14 dead. A driver plowed his van through crowds on Barcelona’s busy Las Ramblas boulevard on Thursday, and early Friday a car struck pedestrians in the Catalan seaside resort of Cambrils.“What happened is terrible. Everybody is destroyed in Spain, including, of course, me,” Nadal said Friday. “Yeah, it’s a tragedy, the feeling that you are not safe in nowhere. That’s terrible. So just very sad.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’m very, very sorry about what happened to all the victims, all the families, friends. Yeah, all my support. It’s the moment to be together like a country and all the being together, we go for these kind of things.”READ: Terror hits Spain; 14 dead LATEST STORIES Read Next LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding AUGUST 18: Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after defeating Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain during Day 7 of the Western and Southern Open at the Linder Family Tennis Center on August 18, 2017 in Mason, Ohio.AFP/GETTY IMAGESCINCINNATI—Spain’s Rafael Nadal, who returns to the world number one ranking on Monday for the first time in three years, remains “destroyed” by the terror attacks that rocked his homeland.Nadal was upset by Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in a Friday quarter-final at the WTA and ATP Cincinnati Masters, the last major tune-up for the US Open.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “So I’m going to work hard to show myself why I’m there. I’m going to try my best to play at the highest level possible in New York.”Nadal plans to rest through the weekend, then resume workouts for the final week before the Flushing Meadows fortnight begins.“I think I am practicing well. I’m going to give my best during this week of practice,” Nadal said. “I hope to be ready for New York.“I believe that I did things well enough during the whole year to be ready to compete at the highest level of New York, so I’m looking forward to it.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago View commentslast_img read more

Video: Jim Larranaga Broke Out An Extremely Joyful Rendition Of The Whip/Nae Nae After Miami Beat Florida

first_imgJim Larranaga htis the nae nae after beating Florida.YouTube/CanesAllAccessMiami hoops is off to a fast start, sitting at 8-1 after Tuesday night’s 66-55 win over in-state rival Miami. After the game, Larranaga joined the extensive list of college coaches who have broken out The Whip/Nae Nae dance to celebrate a win.Larranaga is a full dance craze behind, so expect him to Dab at some point soon. If you’re going to be a post-game dancer, you need to be up on your fads, Jim. Really, this responsibility is on his players.last_img

Sarah Jessica Parker To Celebrate Teen Winners Of The Scholastic Art And

first_imgOn Friday, May 31 at Carnegie Hall, actress and arts advocate Sarah Jessica Parker and fashion designer Zac Posen will share the spotlight with the talented teens who received national honors in the 90th annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.More than 800 teens from 47 states, along with their families and teachers, are expected to attend the celebration. There, 15 graduating seniors will receive Portfolio Gold Medals, the Awards’ highest honor, which includes a $10,000 scholarship. For the first time in the Awards’ 90-year history, the ceremony will be webcast live so people across the nation can share in the celebration.Presented by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the country’s longest-running, most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative teenagers, and provides students across the country with opportunities for exhibition and publication of their work. The celebration of this year’s winning students and teachers kicks off May 31, when two giant Times Square screens at 1515 Broadway will promote the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards every two minutes throughout the day, and the Empire State Building will be lit in gold to honor the student winners. After the Carnegie Hall ceremony, the Alliance’s annual Gold Key Gala will take place at The Edison Hotel, and on June 1, the Awards’ National Student Exhibition will open at Parsons The New School for Design and Pratt Manhattan Gallery, showcasing select Award-winning student work.At the May 31 ceremony at Carnegie Hall, Ms. Parker will congratulate the students and offer words of encouragement. “It takes courage as well as talent to step out as a writer or an artist, and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to personally congratulate these outstanding teens,” Ms. Parker said. “Finding out that people other than your parents and your teachers truly believe in your work can validate the courage these teens have shown in presenting their work to the world, and help to carry them forward into their lives and their careers.”Mr. Posen will be presented with the 2013 Alumni Achievement Award. “As a young person, your work is often not understood or appreciated by those around you, since some people feel you are too young to be a ‘real’ artist,” said Mr. Posen. “To receive one of these Awards is an important moment in the life of a young artist or writer. It shows that someone believes in your work and sees something of promise in it.” Video congratulations will also be delivered by First Lady Michelle Obama and Girls star and creator Lena Dunham, an alumna of the Awards. Other notable artists and writers who received a Scholastic Award when they were in high school include Robert Redford, Andy Warhol, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, John Lithgow, Robert Indiana, Ken Burns, John Baldessari, Truman Capote, John Updike, and Sylvia Plath.“When you look at the notable list of past winners, it is really clear that the Scholastic Awards have helped fuel America’s creative output since they were established 90 years ago,” said Virginia McEnerney, Executive Director of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. “The founder of the Awards, M.R. Robinson, who also founded Scholastic Inc., dreamed of a day when teenagers who are creative would receive the same kind of accolades as teenagers who are athletic. The Awards strive to do that every year by recognizing talented teens, first in their local communities and then on a national stage.”The exhibits of winning students’ work will be open to the public through June 15; starting in the fall, a traveling exhibit of student work entitled ART. WRITE. NOW. will visit cities across the United States, ensuring that work by these outstanding teens is accessible throughout the country. The exhibitions and accompanying public programs are co-sponsored by the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center.2013 marks the 90th anniversary of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, which attracted more participants than ever before, with more than 230,000 submissions in 28 categories including dramatic script, journalism, humor, novel-writing and science-fiction, as well as painting, sculpture, photography, fashion design, film and animation, and video game design. Each student work was blindly adjudicated, first locally through the 116 affiliates of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, and then nationally by panels of judges comprised of renowned artists, authors, educators, and industry professionals. This year’s list of jurors included Edwidge Danticat, Myla Goldberg, Kurt Andersen, Red Grooms, and Elizabeth Wurtzel, among others.Works were judged on originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal vision or voice. More than 1,600 outstanding students in grades 7–12 from throughout the nation, as well as students in American schools abroad, were chosen to receive national medals. Select honors provide students with cash awards totaling $200,000, and graduating seniors who received national medals are now eligible for an additional $8.5 million in scholarships from more than 60 colleges, universities, and art institutes across the country. The teachers of national winners were also recognized with Awards. A complete list of the 2013 national winners is available here.The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit, identifies teenagers with exceptional creative talent and brings their remarkable work to a national audience through The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Founded in 1923, the Awards is the longest-running, most prestigious program of its kind, having fostered the creativity and talent of millions of students through recognition, exhibitions and publications. Over the past five years alone, students have submitted nearly 900,000 pieces of work and more than $25 million has been made available in scholarships and awards to top winning participants. The Alliance partners with 116 regional affiliates across the country to bring the program to local communities, and works with a network of more than 60 colleges and universities to increase the range of scholarship and award opportunities. With the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Alliance is a founding partner of the National Student Poets Program, the country’s highest honor for youth poets, which selects five students exclusively from current Scholastic Art & Writing Award poetry winners. More information about the Alliance and its programs can be found at www.artandwriting.org.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Wavelength reinstates Jonny Dovercourt as artistic director

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Johnny Dovercourt aboard the Toronto Islands Ferry. (Photo by Tanja-Tiziana) Advertisement But now, after Toronto-based Bicknell Mediation conducted a third-party investigation, it was concluded that no evidence supporting those allegations were found. Facebookcenter_img Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement Nearly two months after an ex-employee accused Jonathan Bunce, also known as Jonny Dovercourt, of abuse, the Toronto music scene veteran has been reinstated as artistic director of Wavelength.Over Canada Day long weekend, allegations made by Dorice Tepley, a former-volunteer-turned-employee who was terminated from the music series and non-profit arts organization in 2015, surfaced on social media. She alleged that Bunce bullied and controlled her during her decade-long tenure with the non-profit.Wavelength’s 10-member board of directors took swift action and called for an independent inquiry into the allegations. Dovercourt was also asked to step aside.last_img read more

Sam Allardyce insists he is winning the fans

first_imgEverton current manager Sam Allardyce has insisted he is winning over the club’s fans, even though he has been receiving criticism for the kind of football the team has been recently showcasing.This comes after he was harshly criticised on and off the field, even during Saturday’s 2-0 win over Huddersfield. There seems to be no clear reason as to why there is such dissatisfaction with him as when he came to the club, Everton were 13th in the table but are now standing at the eighth spot.“It’s an entertainment game, you’re trying to capture hearts and minds, and I think, particularly from a home point of view, we’ve achieved that,” Allardyce shared, according to BBC.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…He has led the team to 9 wins, out of 22 played games since joining at the end of November.“We’ve obviously got room for improvement and hopefully that will be a big performance and another win,” Allardyce added, seemingly not quite disturbed by the negative feedback he has been receiving lately.last_img read more

Napolis 50 defeat to Liverpool burns admits Ancelotti

first_imgNapoli’s 5-0 thrashing to Liverpool this weekend has left new manager Carlo Ancelotti feeling rattled with less than two weeks before their opening game of the new Serie A seasonThe Partenopei were unable to respond after James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum, Mohamed Salah, Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno sealed an emphatic 5-0 win for Liverpool in Dublin on Saturday with new goalkeeper Alisson making his debut for the club.While Liverpool celebrated the win, Ancelotti was clearly left unsettled with the untimely blow to their preparations for his maiden campaign in charge of Napoli.“To lose always burns and to concede five goals must bother us,” said Ancelotti, as quoted by FourFourTwo.“We tried to play it openly, with the guys we are doing a job a bit different than in the past and we have lost the ball so many times.“After the difficult start we were at their level, but we were exposed to the counter-attack, which is their best weapon.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“It takes some time for things to become natural and I also believe that some things have been done well.“We could have played a more defensive game but I did not want to do it, we do not need it, because we have to build against a team like Liverpool.”“After the difficult start we were at their level, but we were exposed to the counter-attack, which is their best weapon.“It takes some time for things to become natural and I also believe that some things have been done well.“We could have played a more defensive game but I did not want to do it, we do not need it, because we have to build against a team like Liverpool.”Napoli will face Lazio for their opening game of the new Serie A season on August 18.last_img read more