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Donegal Naíonra secures fencing grant

first_imgMinister Joe McHugh has today announced that Naíonra Ailt a’ Chorráin has secured a grant of up to €5,340 for upgrade works.The funding boost will be used for important fencing around the centre in Burtonport.“Naíonra Ailt a’ Chorráin has made great strides over the last 20 years in promoting the Irish language among children in the area,” Minister McHugh said. “It’s great to see such a focal part of the community getting backing from Government to improve its facilities.“Déananna Naíonra Ailt a’ Chorrain sár-obair ag cur an Gaeilge chun cinn don chéad ghlúin eile. Tá sé go hiontach go mbeidh tacaíocht tugtha ag an Rialtas don obair seo.”The grant was sanctioned by Government Chief Whip and Minister for the Irish language, Gaeltacht and the Islands Sean Kyne.Minister McHugh said: “The work and activities of the Naíonra go a huge way to supporting the aims of Language Planning, especially those linked to the home, community and education. “I’d like to thank Minister Kyne for the focus on this area.  Supporting Early Years and the promotion of the Irish language among youngsters was a key plank of the Government’s Action Plan 2018-2022 for the Irish language and it’s great to see it coming to life.”The grant will be up to €5,340 or 95% of the total cost of the work.Minister McHugh said: “The money will help cover the cost of a fence surrounding a yard next to the naíonra. It improves the facility. It shows the Government living up to promises to support Early Years and support the Irish language in the next generation.”Donegal Naíonra secures fencing grant was last modified: January 16th, 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

From the Hill Back Home: Opportunities in the States and Transitioning Back Home

first_img2. Become familiar with state optionsOptions to advance liberty in the free-market universe outside the Beltway are prolific! State-based think tanks, litigation centers, national policy organizations with headquarters outside of DC, and groups that hire virtually (no matter where they are located!) are all possibilities.  Visit State Policy Network’s interactive directory to explore options: https://spn.org/directory/.3. Consider how your skills translate for job options in the statesThis is probably the most difficult step in the process, as you may not be aware of what job options exist in the states! Let’s reverse engineer the question and first consider the greatest talent needs in the free-market universe (this according to the searches Talent Market has worked on over the last 8 years): fundraising, communications/media relations, executive leadership, policy/research, and legal.Legislative experience on the Hill translates well for policy/research positions, as well as fundraising positions (because all of our clients want a fundraiser who can talk to donors about policy and the ideas behind it!).Communications experience on the Hill can easily transfer to communications and media relations openings, and can also be a good segue into fundraising or even policy positions (since our clients love fundraisers and policy analysts who can communicate persuasively!).Legal/counsel experience on the Hill naturally translates into legal openings, as well as policy/research positions.Management experience on the Hill translates widely — from management roles to policy, fundraising, or communications, depending on your roots.4. Think before you get a graduate degreePeople in the midst of a career change may consider more schooling to help make the transition. However, graduate degrees are very expensive and often end up sitting on the shelf and collecting dust (she says, speaking from experience). Before you run off and apply to graduate school, ask people in your desired career field whether an advanced degree is necessary. Had I been smart enough to do that, I would have saved thousands of dollars and avoided hanging out with socialists at Georgetown for a couple of years!5. Reach out to Talent Market!If you are interested in a career in the free-market nonprofit sector, please connect with us so that we can keep you on our radar for job opportunities! You can send us your information via this form: http://talentmarket.org/candidates/sendyourresume/. Looking forward to hearing from you! Are you currently on Capitol Hill but considering leaving the Beltway and returning to your home state? Are you interested in continuing to work for the principles you believe in but aren’t sure what the options look like in the states? And are you especially interested in learning about opportunities with state-based think tanks and other policy-oriented organizations that advance free-market ideals?If you answered yes to these questions, read on! Here are five things you can do now to prepare yourself for a career transition.1. Prep workFigure out (roughly) what you want to do. Before you can make a career transition, you’ll want to come up with a rough idea of what you want to do next. You don’t have to carve in stone every detail of your next job, but having a general sense for the types of roles that appeal to you will be critical. Aren’t sure on that yet? Keep reading!Figure out (roughly) what you want to do. Before you can make a career transition, you’ll want to come up with a rough idea of what you want to do next. You don’t have to carve in stone every detail of your next job, but having a general sense for the types of roles that appeal to you will be critical. Aren’t sure on that yet? Keep reading!Update your resume. The process of updating your resume is not only necessary, but it will also provide you context about the things you have enjoyed most in your career (as well as the things you want to avoid like the plague!).Determine your salary needs. Chances are that the cost of living in your next location will be lower than Washington, DC. Not surprisingly, you will probably find that the salaries there are also a bit lower. In order to avoid pricing yourself out of the market, use an online salary calculator to determine the equivalent compensation in your destination city. Remember: though you may end up taking a numerical step down in terms of salary, you will likely be giving yourself an effective pay raise because DC salaries never fully account for the insane cost of living!Evaluate your network and update your social media presence. Start making a mental list of all of your contacts either in your home state or with ties to it. Make sure to update your LinkedIn profile and connect with the contacts you already have, as this will provide you with a fantastic networking platform when you’re ready to start your job search.last_img read more

Forget Hall Monitors, School Investigates Tracking Students with RFID

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Tags:#Internet of Things#NYT#web chris cameron So much for bathroom passes and hall monitors – these days it’s technology that is making the art of skipping class much more difficult for students, and we’re not just talking about security cameras. A forward-thinking school district in Connecticut is looking to crack down on wayward students, faculty and even equipment by making use of radio frequency identification (RFID) in its schools. New Canaan Public Schools hopes to increase the efficiency of its security efforts by embedding RFID tags into student and faculty identification cards and onto various pieces of school equipment. The tags could be used to track where specific students and faculty are located throughout campus, as well as hunt down missing laptops, projectors and other school property.SecureRF Corporation, a company specializing in secure RFID software, proposed the project to the school district. Funding for the project could come by way of a $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, which the company is close to finalizing.One of the alternative uses the company has offered to the district is to enable tracking on school busses to see who uses the busses and how often. The data collected from experiments like these could be used to better budget the school funds, potentially opening up more money to underfunded areas of education, like the arts. Some district board members raised questions about privacy, but the experiments will likely be opt-in if they are given the green light.Anyone who has driven through a toll station on a highway without having to stop to drop a few coins knows the potential for RFID to improve and optimize our everyday lives. For school officials tasked with managing hundreds of students across large campuses, technology like this could make their jobs much easier, keeping kids safer.center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Mahindra Xylo: Why should you buy it?

first_imgThe new avatar of Mahindra’s Xylo sports 50 new changes and features including five variants powered by three distinct engine options including powerful 120 BHP m Hawk engine. Key highlights of the new Xylo include stylish looks, premium interiors, advanced technology and features and luxurious space and comfort.The All New Xylo also boasts of a pioneering Voice Command Technology for Vehicle commands, enabling customers to control over thirty feature-actions in their new Xylo merely by talking to it.The new Xylo has an exciting new look with new front facia with redesigned headlamps, grill, bumper, airdams and bonnet with integrated Mahindra logo,pronounced wheel arches, new footstep with redesigned mudflaps and roof rails with rear spoiler.Its external and internal features were chiseled on the template of changing customer needs, taking its Sedan Plus positioning to the next level in terms of style, space, convenience and comfort. The stylish new Xylo is available in five variants – D2, D4, E4, E8 and E9 and starts at an attractive price of Rs 7.37 lacs (D2, BS4 ex-showroom Delhi).Further, it will be available in six attractive colour options – Diamond White, Fiery Black, Toreador Red, Java Brown, Mist Silver and Rocky Beige.The new Xylo is packed with safety features like Airbags, ABS with EBD, Intellipark Reverse Assist etc. in higher end E8 & E9 variants.The all new Xylo E9 will be open for bookings in a phased manner at Mahindra dealerships, while other variants of stylish new Xylo will be available at all personal channel dealerships of Mahindra from February 8, 2012.advertisementlast_img read more