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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

Disney Springs Hotels Offering Discounts for Teachers

first_imgShare This!All hail teachers, the unsung heroes of, well, everything. Seriously, if I think too much about some of the incredible teachers that have encouraged and inspired my kids I burst into tears.Teachers most definitely deserve a break during vacation and, good news, the seven hotels of the Disney Springs area have a deal for them. The seven hotels included in the promotion are:Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista, starting at $75 per nightB Resort & Spa Lake Buena Vista, starting at $89 per nightHoliday Inn, starting at $95 per nightBest Western, starting at $103.99 per nightHilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, starting at $116 per nightHilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Palace, starting at $122 per nightDoubleTree Suites, starting at $129 per nightGuests of these hotels receive many of the same benefits as guests of the Disney-owned hotels, including access to Extra Magic Hours and 60-day FastPass+ booking.The Teacher Appreciation discount rates apply to Preschool, Daycare, and Kindergarten through College teachers and support staff in the U.S. and Canada. The special rates are available for stays May 27-September 3, 2019, based on availability. Some blockout dates may apply, and availability may be limited.Here’s the fine print: The rates do not include the Resort Services Fee or daily parking fee (if applicable), taxes, or gratuities. The offer is not valid with any other special offers, promotions, existing reservations, or for groups. All teachers and school support staff must show proof of employment upon check-in.last_img read more

Barack Obama’s Change.gov Adds OpenID

first_imgOpenID has had a lot of big supporters, but this week President Elect Barack Obama’s Change.gov added the ability for users to log in using an OpenID account and to post comments to sections of the website using OpenID. That’s big news and is going to introduce a whole lot of people to the concept of federated identity.Every other major player that has announced support for OpenID has in fact only allowed accounts with their company to be used as an OpenID elsewhere – they have not allowed other OpenIDs to be used to log in to their own sites. That means Barack Obama is cooler than AOL, MySpace, Google (except for Blogger.com comments) and Yahoo!. Maybe you already knew that, though.The site uses the commenting plug-in system Intense Debate, which was recently acquired by Automattic, the makers of WordPress. Change.gov isn’t allowing comments on every blog post they put up, just on particular pages set up to discuss particular issues. Nonetheless, it’s pretty awesome.You can see the OpenID implementation on this page for discussing health care policy. Thanks to Sebastian Küpers for capturing an image of the implementation under Creative Commons on Flickr. Tags:#NYT#politics#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting marshall kirkpatrickcenter_img Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Checkpoint Systems Announces EVOLVE-Store to Increase Retail Store Conversion Rates

first_imgCheckpoint Systems recently announced its EVOLVE-Store™ solution while at the Retail Asset Protection Conference.The rise in omni-channel shopping is driving retailers to make key investments in their inventory management to conquer the current and growing demand and fulfill customer expectations. However, with customers choosing how they want to shop and where, it is crucial that physical stores increase their conversion rates by making every visitor to their store count. Based upon this market need, Checkpoint developed EVOLVE-Store.EVOLVE-Store’s three components include the following:- Sponsor – EVOLVE-Store Network combines different sensing devices into a single network, enabling retailers to capture the event data. It also enables remote technical support to stores for maximum system uptime and fast response.EVOLVE-Store App provides real-time visibility of the store sensing devices’ activities and encourages attentive staff. Helping store staff to manage these activities efficiently on the shop floor enhances the shopping experience for customers.EVOLVE-Store Analytics delivers chain-wide visibility (whether a retailer has 10 or 10,000 stores) of the sensing devices’ data, including all staff interactions via the App. It helps drive store policy compliance and measures the effectiveness of processes. Being a software-as-a-service platform, any reporting updates and improvements are instantly applied to data, removing the need for retailers to develop their own.According to Carl Rysdon, vice president of inventory control solutions for Checkpoint, “While fighting competition from the online stores, store managers must strike a balance between adequately staffing the sales floor and completing back-office tasks. At the same time, they must create a welcoming store environment that encourages customers to keep coming back, while discouraging opportunities for theft. EVOLVE-Store brings together people, processes and products to expand the potential of physical stores by combining various sensing devices into a single, actionable data-led solution, with enterprise-wide data analytics.”Key capabilities:Visitor Counting: Measuring a store’s hourly visitor flow across the day can help see opportunities to match staffing levels to visitors and drive up conversion.Occupancy Management: Having real-time visibility of the number of visitors to stores and/or fitting rooms can help store staff drive up sales conversions while organically reducing the opportunities for theft.Booster/Magnet Monitor: Safeguarding stores with Checkpoint’s HyperGUARD Booster/Magnet detection systems can deter, detect or displace the threat of organized retail crime gangs shoplifting on premises. With the EVOLVE-Store App, staff are alerted to the threat entering stores.System Control: Using the EVOLVE-Store App, key staff can control their EVOLVE EAS systems in the event of technical issues, to avoid major disruption to the store environment, allowing time for Checkpoint’s Technical Service team to diagnose any issues or faults remotely or by visiting the store.Alarm Management: Capturing all the alarm events from EVOLVE EAS detection systems can help identify stores at risk. When used with the optional EVOLVE-Store App, staff responses to alarm events can be included in the analysis.With Checkpoint’s RFID-as-EAS detection systems, staff can also be alerted about the number of RFID-tagged items detected via the EVOLVE-Store App.Built upon an Internet-of-Things (IoT) platform.EVOLVE-Store is backed by a global technical service from Checkpoint that supports this retail investment over its lifetime. The new solution is available immediately. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Don’t Miss the Current Online Magazine Focused on ORC

first_imgThe latest edition of LPM Online is focused on organized retail crime (ORC). Here’s a look at the excellent articles in this issue. Please forward the link to this edition to your friends in loss prevention and law enforcement who are focused on ORC.ORC Is Worrisome, Worsening…And at Risk of Becoming Ignored? LPM’s Garett Seivold looks at the National Retail Federation’s latest ORC survey results and talks to investigators on the front line about the current trends affecting retail.Organized Retail Crime Is a Community Concern Curt Crum is a career law enforcement officer with the Boise (ID) Police Department and president of the national Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail (CLEAR). LPM’s Jim Lee, LPC, gets Crum’s insights into the community problem of ORC.- Sponsor – Inside the ORC Interview Dave Thompson, CFI, offers a written treatise on Wicklander-Zulawski’s perspective on interviewing ORC offenders as well as a video discussing the subject.An Update on Emerging Issues in ORC The Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) has been looking at ORC since the council formed in the early 2000s. In this article the LPRC team provides an update of what they’ve learned along the way and where ORC is heading.Intelligence: The Most Important Tool in the Fight Against ORC One company’s solution to preventing retail crime through information, intelligence, and collaboration.ORC: Arming Ourselves with Education LPM’s Jacque Brittain, LPC, provides a preview of a new ORC education course created by the Loss Prevention Foundation with help from a team of LP industry experts.Cargo Theft: Our Industry Problem One of the asset protection industry’s experts on retail supply chain provides a compelling argument for why cargo theft is not just a trucking and insurance problem but an LP industry problem that must be addressed.Rise of the Robots? Mobile security devices may sound like something out of Star Wars, but retailers are starting to implement robotic technology.The Unintended Consequences of California’s Proposition 47 on Retail Theft The podcast features a panel of experts on how increasing the felony threshold has negatively impacted retailers.If you’ve missed any of our previous LPM Online editions, go to the Archives page at the end of the edition to see what you’ve missed. Be sure to be an LPM digital subscriber so you are the first to know when new issues are available. If you haven’t already, sign up on the SUBSCRIBE NOW link. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

World Cup: Top ten memories of the event to revive from the start

first_imgIndia is all set to get on the fields for semi-finals against Australia on March 26, 2015. With the World Cup gearing up and cheering the audience, let us revive the memories of the World Cup from the start.Here are some of the highlights Rawalpindi Express in the formIn the World Cup 2003, Shoaib Akhtar, also known as the Rawalpindi Express of Pakistan bowled cricket’s first recorded 100 mph delivery against England’s Nick Knight.Returning for winningOn the request of Pakistani President, General Zia-Ul-Haq, Pakistan cricket team’s captain Imran Khan made a comeback after announcing retirement in 1987. His captaincy inspired the team members so much that it won their first World Cup 1992.Setting Eden Gardens on fireIn the 1996 World Cup, angry fans set Eden Gardens ablaze after the dismissal of Sachin Tendulkar. It affected the team so much that the scores slumped to 120/8 from 98/1. The fans went berserk and started throwing bottles onto the field and set fire. Eventually, Sri Lanka was declared winners by default as the officials stopped the match.Miandad makes a comeback to play six Worlds CupsJust after 10 days of retirement in 1994, Javed Miandad a Pakistani player was called by then Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto to convince him to change his mind. He made a comeback in the team and became the first cricketer to play six World Cups initially featuring in the 1996 World Cup.World Cup’s inauspicious startThere were annoying lapses in the opening ceremony of the 1996 World Cup held in Calcutta. The laser show failed badly and the host Saaed Jaffrey, got the names of several teams and sponsors wrong.advertisementWorld Cup’s oldest playerNolan Clarke of the Netherlands was the oldest player (47 years, 257 days) to play in the 1996 World Cup.When Kapil Dev’s wife went for shopping thinking India would loseWhen India won the 1983 World Cup, Indian captain, Kapil Dev’s wife went on shopping expecting that India will ultimately lose. Just then fortune worked for their good.Boundary beginningIn the 2011 World Cup, Virendra Sehwag make a mark with his first ball hitting the boundaries scoring four in each of India’s first four matches of the group stages.West Indies team bus stoned (mistakenly)Angry Bangladeshi fans took on to stoning the West Indies team bus after Bangladesh lost to West Indies miserably. It was later came to notice that West Indies bus was mistaken as Bangladeshi’s team bus. Bangladesh team was bowled out for 58. It was their lowest total in ODIs.Twice-tossing World CupIn 2011 World Cup, match referee Jeff Crowe had to toss the coin twice due to misunderstanding. The coin had to be tossed twice at the 2011 World Cup final.The referee could not hear the call from Sangakkara and MS Dhoni misheard him. So, Crowe decided that the coin would go up again.last_img read more