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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

Veterans Council of WNC presents SCC with military seals

first_imgThe Veterans Council of WNC recently presented Southwestern Community College with military seals for supporting local veterans.“We appreciate SCC’s continued support of our veterans and active soldiers,” said Lyn Lazar, chair of the Veteran’s Council of WNC. “The faculty, staff and students always offer lots of help during the events we have at the college.”SCC has hosted several events for veterans and active soldiers including a Veterans Picnic, annual Veterans Day celebration, and most recently, a pre-deployment meal for the 210th Military Police Company.“We are very grateful to our veterans and active soldiers who make sacrifices every day to keep us safe,” said Dr. Don Tomas, SCC president. “It is an honor to be able to host these events at the college and to be presented with the military seals.”For more information about SCC and the programs it offers, visit www.southwesterncc.edu, call 828.339.4000 or stop by your nearest SCC location today.last_img read more

What’s a Snuggle Snapper?

first_imgThese are priced at $19.99 each. We’ve seen versions with Mickey, Minnie, Baymax, Lotso, Dumbo, Marie, Yoda, and an Ewok. Which one would you choose?Photos: Christina Harrison Share This!We’re seeing a lot Snuggle Snappers in the theme parks these days. What’s a Snuggle Snapper you ask? Well, it turns out that a Snuggle Snapper is cross between a plush (the snuggle part) and a snap bracelet (the snap part). Basically its for the kid (or the adult, we do not judge) who can’t decide what kind of souvenir they want so is excited to find an item that fits more than one category.last_img read more

The Truth About Why Yahoo’s CEO Got Fired

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… dan frommer What’s the takeaway from Yahoo’s recent CEO fiasco? Don’t lie on your corporate bio, for one, and make sure no one else has lied on your behalf. But the real lesson has nothing to do with falsified credentials.Sure, the world will remember Scott Thompson as the Yahoo CEO who got fired over a fake computer science degree, but the context is crucial: A battle with Yahoo shareholder Dan Loeb for control of the company. If not for Loeb, we may never have found out about Thompson’s juiced resume, and he might still be CEO. The real lesson is: Beware the activist investor.Four months had passed since Thompson’s appointment as Yahoo CEO, and no one had questioned his education. His relevant experience at PayPal? Sure, at first. But not his computer science degree. In fact, many of us actually thought that especially qualified him for the Yahoo job.In hindsight, Yahoo obviously should have investigated Thompson’s background more thoroughly. (And shame on us in the press for missing this one!) But even if Yahoo had found the discrepancy after Thompson was named CEO, it might have quietly corrected the mistake and hoped no one noticed.It is possible to survive a scandal over a college degree you wish you’d earned but didn’t. When RadioShack CEO David Edmondson resigned in 2006 after a newspaper reported that his two supposed degrees were invented and that he was facing a trial for DUI charges, the company said its board had known about “some, but definitely not all” of the issues. (I suppose it makes a difference which ones.) But former Bausch & Lomb CEO Ronald Zarrella stayed around for years after he was busted for falsely claiming an MBA from New York University.In this case, there was no pushing anything under the rug. it was Loeb himself who outed Thompson, in a letter to Yahoo’s board that he made public in a press release.“According to the Yahoo! Form 10-K/A, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 27, 2012, newly-hired Chief Executive Officer, Scott Thompson, ‘holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and computer science’ from Stonehill College,” it read. “A rudimentary Google search reveals a Stonehill College alumni announcement stating that Mr. Thompson’s degree is in accounting only.” Whoops.Did Loeb actually care about Thompson’s level of educational attainment? Probably not. This was a power play, pure and simple. And it worked. (Note that Loeb’s activist website, ValueYahoo, is already taken down.) If Loeb hadn’t hit the jackpot with the degree accusation – or if Thompson and Yahoo successfully brushed it off – he would have come back, again and again, until either he or his adversary crumbled.But with the mess Yahoo is in – even after Thompson’s four months on the job – Loeb finally had the mob on his side. And now he’s on top. Tags:#web#Yahoo center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 specs, pricing and back panel image leaked

first_imgEven before the Xiaomi Redmi Note could reach India, the world of Internet has taken a step ahead and leaked image and specifications of its successor, the RedMi Note 2. The image, pricing details and specs of the tablet were leaked on a Chinese social website Weibo.The leaked image show the device’s dimensions, it also talked about the technical specifications. The Redmi Note 2 will have a 5.5-inch screen with back panel measurements at 159 X 82 mm. The tablet will come packed with a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, supporting 2GB RAM.The device is also claimed to sport a 13MP rear camera with dual LED flash. The leak goes further to state a retail price of $244 (around Rs 15,200) for the Redmi Note 2.The Redmi Note which is yet to launch in the country is instead a 5.5 inch device with a 720P display, with 1.7Ghz MediaTek octa core processor, 2GB RAM, and a 13MP/5MP camera combination. The device comes with 8GB ROM and a 3,100mAh battery and will retail for Rs 9,999 in coming months.last_img read more

I Feel Pretty trailer pulled after BC dad complains its too racy

first_img Login/Register With: Mitchell said he felt the preview was too explicit for the girl-powered volleyball movie’s young target audience. He was equally troubled by what he perceived to be the “I Feel Pretty” trailer’s subtext — that a woman’s self-worth is determined by her body image and sex appeal.“Anxiety, body awareness — these are very, very tender and current issues among teenage and tween-age girls exposed to this,” he said.“What I saw, through a child’s mind, is, ‘If I get naked, I get accepted.”‘Cineplex responded to Mitchell’s concerns by removing the “I Feel Pretty” trailer from the lineup for the G-rated “The Miracle Season” at the seven B.C. theatres screening the movie.“We’re in the business of entertaining our guests, and if they found it made them uncomfortable, then we wanted to respect that feedback in that one particular market,” Cineplex spokesperson Sarah Van Lange said. “If others are upset or had concerns with it, we’re happy to listen to that feedback.”Of the three or four trailers that are shown before a movie, Van Lange said Cineplex selects roughly half of the movies being previewed, while the rest are recommended by the film’s distributor. She could not immediately say who made the call to show the “I Feel Pretty” trailer at Mitchell’s screening.Trailer lineups at Cineplex screenings can vary from theatre to theatre, she said. The company considers a variety of factors such as a film’s genre, target audience and ratings to select previews that jive with the feature film, Van Lange said, but trailer curation is “not an exact science.”“I Feel Pretty” has been designated a PG-rated feature film, according to Consumer Protection BC. The provincial regulator has assigned the movie’s trailer its broadest rating, meaning it can be screened ahead of G- and PG-rated films.The consumer watchdog’s director of motion picture classification said it only receives public complaints about trailers once every two or three years.“This is a really isolated incident, but it’s something we do take seriously,” Steve Pelton said, adding that his team will take a “second look” at the ratings for the “I Feel Pretty” trailer.While Mitchell is pleased that Cineplex has taken action, he said the entertainment company needs to do more to address the corporate culture that would allow such a “big fail” to happen.As a remedy, he proposed that theatres only screen trailers for movies that have the same rating as the feature film they paid to see.“I took my child to a children’s film, and was shown an adult trailer,” he said. “I want to be given the choice.”Mitchell insists that he is not a “prude.” It’s not just nudity and sexual innuendo he’s concerned about, but how his daughter is processing these subjects he feels are beyond her years.In the “I Feel Pretty” trailer, Schumer tries to entice a male suitor by showing off her naked body as a “sneak peak of what’s to come.”Mitchell said he wants his daughter to know that her body is hers to protect, love and nourish — not be offered as a “reward.”“I don’t want her to start thinking that to please men, she must show her body,” said Mitchell. “This really flew in the face of positive growth in a child, and it’s got to stop.”While he recognizes the feature-length film might be more nuanced than a minutes-long sizzle reel of the film’s “naughty bits,” Mitchell said he does not think his preteen daughter is in a position to make that distinction.Raising kids in the digital age, Mitchell said it has become increasingly hard for parents to filter out inappropriate content, but that won’t stop him from trying to protect his child “one little step at a time.”“I’m the guardian of a really bright, young kid that I want to be raised as a person, not a gender,” he said. “I want her to bold and be noble and succeed in the world based on her ability, not her sexuality. And I think sexualizing women in film and things like that is just old. It’s just done.”— By Adina Bresge  Facebook His jaw dropped as his daughter watched an unclothed Schumer seducing a potential beau in the trailer for “I Feel Pretty.” The comedy is about an insecure woman, who after suffering a head injury, believes she has been transformed into a would-be model.The trailer also shows Schumer shimmying on stage as she partakes in a wet T-shirt contest. Advertisement LANGLEY, B.C. — A father is calling on theatres to ensure that family-friendly movies are not spoiled before they start after an uncomfortable outing with his daughter prompted Cineplex to pull a trailer from certain screenings in British Columbia.Mike Mitchell said he and his wife took their nine-year-old daughter to a Cineplex theatre in Langley, B.C., last weekend to see “The Miracle Season,” a Vancouver-shot drama about a girls’ volleyball team that bands together in the face of adversity.But before the feel-good flick could get underway, a preview for an upcoming film starring Amy Schumer left the parents feeling horrified, said Mitchell.center_img Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more