DeRozan, Raptors beat Nets in OT after Lowry goes down

first_imgScottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lowry had a run of seven straight Toronto points to keep a comfortable lead for the Raptors most of the fourth quarter. But suddenly the Nets got hot from 3-point range, and eventually tied it at 107 on Allen Crabbe’s drive to the basket with 9.7 seconds remaining. Crabbe was hurt on the play and had to be helped off.Brooklyn then got the first four points of OT and appeared in good shape when Lowry left, but couldn’t hold off DeRozan.“We’re going to study it and figure out, ’Hey, how can we close these games out,’” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “It’s the hardest thing to do in professional sports, is close out a game.”TIP-INSRaptors: Serge Ibaka finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds. … The Raptors play Cleveland and Golden State in a three-night span later this week.Nets: DeMarre Carroll was held out after injuring his right knee on the final possession of Brooklyn’s loss to Boston on Saturday, but Atkinson said the Nets were fortunate the injury wasn’t worse. The starting forward is day to day.DEMAR-VELOUSDeRozan won Eastern Conference player of the week honors for the third time this season after averaging an NBA-high 35.7 points in three games last week, highlighted by a franchise-record 52 points in a victory over Milwaukee on Jan. 1. DeRozan also won the award for the weeks of Nov. 13-18 and Dec. 18-24.RUSSELL’S RECOVERYD’Angelo Russell, who had left knee surgery and has been out nearly two months, practiced with the Nets’ G League affiliate Monday. Neither Russell nor Atkinson knew when the starting guard would be ready to play for the Nets, but Russell was just glad to take part in what he said was a tough first practice after missing the last 26 games. DeRozan scored 35 points, including a go-ahead three-point play with 26.1 seconds left in overtime, and the Raptors shook off a late injury to Kyle Lowry to beat the Brooklyn Nets 114-113 on Monday night.The Raptors blew a 10-point lead in the final 4 1/2 minutes of regulation but recovered to beat Brooklyn for the 10th straight time and win its fifth in a row overall.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We rely on Kyle for everything he does for us, to be the general out there on the court,” DeRozan said. “And it’s tough when he’s not out there but we got to figure it out.”Lowry got hurt when he flipped backward over the Nets’ Quincy Acy while going for an offensive rebound in OT. He got up and went back down with what appeared to be pain in both his back and legs, so much so that teammates trying to carry him off the court had to stop because it appeared Lowry was hurting too much. Lowry, who crashed hard into a cameraman behind the baseline earlier in the game, had X-rays and the Raptors said he had an acute back spasm and would be re-evaluated Tuesday.“He reminds me a lot of Gary Payton, who threw his body around and he has to play that way to be effective,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. “And we love it when he does because he was in there, getting rebounds over their guards and he got clipped on that one and hopefully he’s OK.”Lowry had 18 points and 11 assists for Toronto, and Jonas Valanciunas finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds.Spencer Dinwiddie scored a career-high 31 points for the Nets, but his wild shot on a last drive went over the backboard. They have played a franchise-record five straight games decided by three or fewer points, the first NBA team to do that since San Antonio late in the 2012-13 season.“If these close losses turn into wins, we’re close to .500 ball,” Dinwiddie said. “We’re looking at the playoffs. There’s a different morale, different vibe, instead of always coming in here feeling a certain way about whatever happened on the court.”ADVERTISEMENT Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) reacts as he is carried off by teammates during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)NEW YORK — Toronto’s big lead was lost, and its point guard was being carried off the court after a painful fall.DeMar DeRozan made sure at least the game was won.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win PLAY LIST 01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalscenter_img Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Chot Reyes open to possible additions to Gilas wish list OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Like I said, just getting that sweat again is what I’ve been looking for,” Russell said.UP NEXTRaptors: Host Miami on Tuesday.Nets: Host Detroit on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

Commerce Ministry to Host Small Medium Enterprise Confab

first_imgThe Ministry of Commerce and Industry will host Liberia’s second National MSME Conference and Trade Fair in April this year. At that conference, the Commerce and Industry Minister, Mr. Axel Addy, the nation’s top small businesses will gather to share their secrets-of-success, network with big regional buyers, and explore unique opportunities for small businesses in Liberia. The conference is expected to be held at the Monrovia City Hall, April 29th to 30th, 2014. This year’s theme is “From Vision to Implementation: Buying Liberian, Building Liberia.”The conference will include thematic plenary sessions on policy opportunities for MSMEs in the areas of Access to Finance and Access to Markets, with multiple breakout sessions to allow more detailed discussion. During The Conference, a number of qualified and merit-selected Liberian businesses will exhibit their products and services at The Trade Fair, and Liberian students will participate in the First National Business Competition.CONFERENCE OUTPUTSA roadmap to MSME Policy and how it can help grow your MSME;Business networking between stakeholders for strategic business connections;Key business trainings and tools for MSMEs to run their daily operations;Lessons in best business practices from regionally-active business leaders;Opportunity to compete in the First National Business Competition.Conference participants will include government officials, MSMEs, private and public sector representatives, civil society organizations and a range of technical practitioners and experts from throughout ECOWAS and other regions.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

In the hunt

first_imgSeveral former and current Canoga Park High boys’ soccer players will be on hand Saturday when Hunters coach Jake Gwin gets married. The Hunters hope their coach isn’t the only one getting a ring this season. Canoga Park, which won the 2004 City Section championship, believes it could be a title contender. The Hunters were 10-0-0 entering Wednesday’s game against Verdugo Hills of Tujunga and last weekend won the championship of the Monroe of North Hills/Kennedy of Granada Hills tournament. “I see us contending for the title,” Gwin said. Much of the Hunters’ success stems from two newcomers. Junior Camillo Rojas, who did not play last season, is Canoga Park’s leading scorer. Junior Rafael Garcia, who sat out last season after transferring from Reseda, ranks second in goals scored. Garcia was MVP of the Monroe/Kennedy tournament and is headed to Las Vegas this weekend an for Olympic Development Program tournament. Other contributors include stopper Eddie Ponce – Gwin said he would have contended for MVP honors at Monroe/Kennedy had he not missed the final because of illness – and Victor Sanchez, who scored the winning goal in the 75th minute of the tournament final. He entered the game just minutes earlier after arriving home that morning from a two-week trip to El Salvador. “I just think we have solid players at every position,” Gwin said. Canoga Park’s Sunset Six League rivals could have a difficult time providing a challenge, and the Hunters have a good chance of finishing the regular season undefeated. They opened league play Monday with a 6-1 rout of Grant of Van Nuys. BLUE-COLLAR EFFORT Louisville of Woodland Hills might not have a superstar on its roster as in years past, when Jenny Farenbaugh (Stanford), Carrie Schuler (Santa Clara), Megan Merritt (Harvard) or Jenny Dunn (Northwestern) caused fits for Mission League opponents. This year’s team, which features only three seniors and has six freshmen, instead has relied on a blue-collar approach to achieve success on and off the field. As part of a senior economics project, co-captains Danielle Balderrama and Mackenzie Kerin were required to make an item, market it and sell it. The result was MacBaldy Handmade Bags. Following the Buena of Ventura tournament in December, all of Louisville’s players went to Balderrama’s house to cut and sew the materials for the handbags. They referred to it as “The Louisville Sweat Shop.” With the help of co-captain Carrie Clarizio and the underclassmen, they returned to school ready to sell their bags, with all the proceeds going to charity. Freshman Sam Moraes was persuaded to play her violin to attract customers. In addition to their charitable efforts selling the handbags, several Louisville’s players have also participated in Habitat for Humanity, an organization which brings families and communities in need together with volunteers and resources to build decent, affordable housing for low-income households. Louisville has relied heavily on its chemistry to achieve impressive results on the field, knocking off Harvard-Westlake of Studio City 1-0 – on a goal by Balderrama – in its Mission League opener. The Royals played El Camino Real of Woodland Hills to a 1-1 tie. With Clarizio and Kerin providing experience in front of freshman goalkeeper Katherine Amano, Louisville has allowed nine goals in 16 games and recorded eight shutouts. Leslie Gomez, Lindsay Minter, Megan Sabo and Heather Slattery are part of one of the area’s top junior classes, and they have produced most of the offense for the Royals, who extended their unbeaten streak to nine games following Wednesday’s scoreless draw against Flintridge Sacred Heart of La Canada Flintridge. SIDELINED AGAIN St. Francis of La Canada Flintridge has had to get used to playing without one of its best players. Speedy senior forward Scott Stephens, described by Golden Knights coach Glen Appels as “one of the best athletes at our school,” missed the first 13 games this season while recovering from injuries suffered during football season. Stephens’ return to the lineup Friday lasted just six minutes; he suffered a concussion in a victory over Chaminade of West Hills, then missed Monday’s loss to Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks. Stephens’ return would be a significant boost to the offense, giving St. Francis a sprinter who was a Southern Section qualifier with the track and field team. VEGAS SHOWGIRLS Soccer players know the initials ODP stand for “Olympic Development Program.” For Moorpark’s girls’ soccer team, it could be short for “Outstanding Defense Paletta.” Kaitlin Paletta, the Musketeers’ sophomore sweeper, is one of a handful of area players who will be representing the Cal South ’89 (under-16) team at this weekend’s ODP Western Regional Championships in Las Vegas, forcing her to miss Friday’s Marmonte League game against Westlake. Paletta has been instrumental in Moorpark’s turnaround following a 1-4-1 start. The Musketeers (6-5-3, 4-0-2) extended their unbeaten streak to eight games following Wednesday’s 3-0 victory over Calabasas. Westlake also will be without one of its top players, midfielder Kylie McDonald, who will join Paletta, Oaks Christian of Westlake Village’s Nicole Sweetman, Flintridge Prep of La Canada Flintridge’s Ayana Sumiyasu and Hart of Newhall’s Dominique Penaranda on the Cal South team at the four-day event. Flintridge Prep has Prep League home games Friday against Vivian Webb of Claremont and Saturday against Westridge of Pasadena. Hart plays Friday at Burroughs of Burbank. MEAN STREAK Within a week, the area’s three longest league unbeaten streaks were snapped, two of them Tuesday. Oaks Christian of Westlake Village suffered its first Frontier League loss in program history with a 3-0 setback to Nordhoff of Ojai. The Lions were unbeaten in their first 24 league games (22-0-2). Canyon of Canyon Country saw its 22-game unbeaten run in the Foothill League stopped by Hart of Newhall in a 3-2 loss. Harvard-Westlake of Studio City’s 16-game stretch in the Mission League was halted by Louisville of Woodland Hills 1-0. Highland of Palmdale (13 games, Golden League), El Camino Real of Woodland Hills (11 games, West Valley League) and North Hollywood (11 games, Sunset Six League) extended their streaks with victories in league openers. A DIFFERENT APPROACH During its rise to one of the City Section’s top girls’ soccer teams last season, Taft of Woodland Hills relied on seniors Loren Schofield and Hannah Sasson to carry a high-powered offense en route to the quarterfinals, in which the Toreadors lost to five-time defending champion El Camino Real of Woodland Hills. This season, Taft coach Greg Venger has focused on a more defensive-minded strategy, led by sophomore sweeper Nieshe Washington, who is a huge presence although she’s only 5-foot-2. “She is our true MVP at this point,” said Venger, whose team improved to 10-4-4 with a 2-1 West Valley League victory Tuesday over Birmingham of Lake Balboa. “If it were not for her, we would have given up a lot more goals. She more than anchors our defense.” The Toreadors also have two talented goalkeepers – senior Aly Shorr and sophomore Samantha Potter. Potter, who joined the soccer team after helping Taft’s girls’ volleyball team reach the City finals, is a four-sport athlete, also having competed in cross country and track and field. Taft has given up 12 goals in 18 games and no more than two in a single contest. It reached the semifinals of the Sylmar tournament (losing 2-1 to North Hollywood) and the title game of the Grant of Van Nuys tournament (losing to Cleveland of Reseda on penalty kicks after a scoreless draw). “Last year’s team was very offensive,” Venger said. “This year’s team prides themselves on (defense).” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anitalast_img read more

NFL decision makes ballot

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventHolden, who is leading the charge through his campaign committee, Citizens to Save the Rose Bowl, is convinced his colleagues misread local support for an NFL deal. He cites a survey done last spring that shows 58 percent of registered voters want a pro football franchise. “This is the people’s initiative now,” added Holden, sounding a populist theme. “It belongs to the city of Pasadena. It is now in their court.” But many city leaders, Mayor Bill Bogaard among them, are outright hostile to the initiative and any plans to breathe life into NFL negotiations. “The league wants to deal with cities that are friendly and generous with public support, and Pasadena doesn’t qualify,” Bogaard said Tuesday. “I think the city can prosper, and will prosper, without the NFL.” Bogaard and the rest of the council will get a first look at the initiative language Monday. At that point, they will have three options: adopt the language and avoid an election, call the special election for some time between now and November, or take a 30-day timeout to let staff analyze the measure. Bogaard favors a timeout. Holden wants the council to adopt the measure. The initiative also faces legal hurdles from a citizen group strenuously opposed to the NFL. Pasadena First, which is headed by West Pasadena activist Carolyn Naber, has filed a lawsuit aimed at blocking the measure from the ballot and has challenged the timing of the election. The group has about $50,000 in its campaign coffers. “I think it is a big, fat waste of time when we could be spending this same energy for a no-NFL plan B,” Naber said. “Our lawsuit is strong and I think we are going to prevail no matter where this thing takes us.” Even if the initiative ultimately succeeds, there is no guarantee the NFL will sign the deal. And depending on the timing, the NFL may have already selected a stadium site in the Los Angeles region. It was unclear how closely the league has been watching the process in Pasadena. The NFL did provide legal help in crafting the initiative language, but league spokesman Greg Aiello seemed surprised to hear the measure was still alive. In response, he issued the following statement: “We look forward to discussing this development with Councilman Holden and the Pasadena leadership.” Since Pasadena dropped out of negotiations, the NFL has worked to ink potential lease deals with the Coliseum and the city of Anaheim. The region has been without a team since 1994. gary.scott@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4458160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – A referendum to revive the city’s bid for an NFL team qualified for the ballot Tuesday, setting the stage for what will almost certainly be a contentious political and legal battle between football supporters and a well-organized opposition.The measure, sponsored by City Council members Chris Holden, Joyce Streator and Paul Little, proposes to give the league rights to play at the Rose Bowl for 25 years in exchange for a $500 million stadium renovation, rent and other considerations. The deal is essentially the same one that a majority of the City Council left on the table last June when it decided to walk away from negotiations. “It is a good day,” Holden said. “I guess the football analogy would be: first-and-goal, and we have another four downs to work with.” last_img read more

#MoreWomen: Meet the team who are working to shatter the glass ceiling in Irish politics

first_imgThe gender balance of Varadkar’s new government is off; but there is a team of inspiring women working towards changing this.New Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has faced criticism for his male-dominated government. Since becoming Taoiseach, Varadkar had thirty four positions to fill. Only seven of these were filled by women.At the senior Cabinet table there are just four women compared to ten men. It was hoped that Varadkar would include more women in his line up of junior ministers. However, out of the nineteen junior ministers under Varadkar – just three are women.Orla O’Connor of Women’s Council Ireland says “We now have 19 ministers of state. That is one more than the total number of women who have sat at Cabinet since 1919.”Currently, there are thirty five female TDs, making up 22% of the Dail. Despite representing less than a quarter of the Dail, this is the highest amount of women in politics recorded in Ireland.This record high has been helped along by the gender quota brought into action during last year’s General Election. The gender quota outlines that if 30% of a party’s members are not female; they lose 50% of state funding. #MoreWomenActivist group Women for Election have been working towards shattering the glass ceiling of Irish politics since 2012, having trained over 1,000 women already.The goal of activist group Women for Election is to see a more balanced cabinet following the next General Election, and after two election cycles to see the amount of women represented in the Dáil going towards 40%, with the ultimate goal of having a 50:50 representation of both men and women in the Dáil.The Women for Election campaign have cited the ‘5 Cs’ as main reasons for the under-representation of women in politics; confidence, cash, culture, childcare, and candidates election procedures.Speaking to Donegal Woman, co-founder of Women for Election, Niamh Gallagher, said that Varadkar’s cabinet choices were very disappointing, and there was a missed opportunity for him to promote women within the party, especially as Varadkar has been pointing to international colleagues such as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who appointed an equal number of men and women to his cabinet in 2015. We are taking ACTION to get #MoreWomen into Irish politics.SUPPORT US: https://t.co/UT7GVOQbGT pic.twitter.com/VZ2iUxfID9— Women for Election (@women4election) June 21, 2017 Advertisement Gallagher adds that the women within the party have become increasingly diluted due to the manner in which he reshuffled the super junior ministers.Although she hoped that he would draw on the female talent on the back benches of Fine Gael when appointing his junior ministers this week, this did not come to fruition.Women for Election have responded to Varadkar’s choices by launching an extraordinary campaign to raise €50,000, which will go towards training 300 women to stand in future elections; with the aim to provide women with support to inspire, equip and inform women entering the political arena.By training women, Women for Election hope to create a strong pipeline of women in Irish politics, so as when it comes to appointing senior positions; there will be women to choose from. A quote from the mother of Irish politics, Constance Markievicz, who was the first woman elected to the British House of Commons in 1918 and the first female Cabinet Minister in 1919, encapsulates the sentiment of the #MoreWomen movement;“A consciousness of their own dignity and worth should be encouraged in women. They should be urged to get away from wrong ideals and false standards of womanhood, to escape from their domestic ruts, their feminine pens… We have got to get rid of the last vestige of the Harem before woman is free as our dream of the future would have her.”To find out more, visit www.womenforelection.ie“Women are required to be perfect just to show up. Men & women not held to same standards.” @joanburton #MoreWomen pic.twitter.com/XJLHmj8bCQ— Sinead Doherty (@SineadDFenero) June 15, 2017Four women Ministers, meaning number of women at Cabinet remains at 26% -yet to breach critical mass and a way off a gender balanced Cabinet— Womenscouncilireland (@NWCI) June 14, 2017#MoreWomen: Meet the team who are working to shatter the glass ceiling in Irish politics was last modified: June 23rd, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:#morewomenLEO VARADKARwomen for electionlast_img read more

Napoli set to raise Piotr Zielinski release clause amid Chelsea interest

first_img The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Napoli have offered Zielinski a new deal that will run until June 2023 and it includes a pay rise.And crucially, the fresh terms will also raise the player’s release clause to €100m (£90m). Chelsea are reportedly interested in the Napoli star REVEALED The Italian is now in charge of Chelsea and reports over the summer claimed he wanted to bring Zielinski with him.Napoli demanded that anyone looking to buy the attacking midfielder would have to pay his €65m (£59m) release clause in full and he ended up staying put.And now, according to Tuttosport, the 24-year-old has been offered a fresh contract that will lead to that figure bring increased. moving on targets 1 RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LIVING THE DREAM center_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LATEST LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer targets IN DEMAND Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Napoli are looking to raise Piotr Zielinski’s release clause to €100m (£90m) to ward off interest from Chelsea.The Poland international was in fine form for the Italian club last season under manager Maurizio Sarri.last_img read more

FATHER OF MISSING LIFFORD MAN BREAKS SILENCE TO APPEAL FOR HELP

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: The heartbroken father of missing Lifford man David Colhoun has made an emotional appeal for specialist help in trying to find his son.Joseph Colhoun has broken his silence to speak through donegaldaily to ask for anyone who has diving experience to join the search for the missing 22 year old.David, from Beechwood Grove, was last seen in the early hours of Sunday morning last in Strabane near the River Mourne. He had been in PSNI custody for a minor offence when he escaped and headed towards the river.Tragically he has not been seen since and his family fear he may have drowned.Speaking through a third party Mr Colhoun said “We just want David back and we are appealing to anyone with diving experience – diving clubs or individual divers to help us.“We are at our wits end and we would be so grateful if people could help join the search especially divers.” At present just two divers from Dundalk, who were approached by the Colhoun family themselves, are searching the large stretch of water.The area where David went missing is the responsibility of the PSNI but they say they cannot put divers into the water until Friday because of operational difficulties.Gardai have been in the area on the south side of the river and an RNLI search and rescue helicopter was also in the area yesterday.Mr Colhoun and his three children as well as David’s girlfriend Nicola McConnell have been distraught since his disappearance on Sunday.Anybody who can provide any assistance including diving help can contact 086 3868538. Click here for previous stories on this story…..https://www.donegaldaily.com/2011/05/25/clairvoyant-brought-in-to-help-find-missing-lifford-man/https://www.donegaldaily.com/2011/05/24/familys-heartache-over-missing-22-year-old/Ends FATHER OF MISSING LIFFORD MAN BREAKS SILENCE TO APPEAL FOR HELP was last modified: May 26th, 2011 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:David Colhounmissinglast_img read more

CUTLIFFE WELCOMES 90 EXTRA COLLEGE PLACES FOR UNEMPLOYED

first_imgLabour Party area representative and vice-chair Donegal VEC , Peter Cutliffe has welcomed the announcement there will be an additional 90 third level places for unemployed people in Donegal.“These courses in LYIT were selected as they provide relevant qualifications in growth areas of the economy, such as IT and software security.“The Springboard programme is aimed particularly at those who may need to change career path to get back into the workforce. The programmes in Letterkenny will range from Level 6 to Level 9 and take up to 12 months to complete.” He said for too long the state churned out the same old training programmes regardless of the needs of the individuals or of the demands of business and industry.“We have to be much smarter than that now and equip people with the qualifications necessary for todays workplace.”“Springboard was a huge success last year with over 2,000 people employed on completion of their courses. I’m confident that those availing of the new places will be every bit as successful. We have turned the tide in regards to unemployment. It is vital that we continue that work and improve upon it.”Applications & full details of courses can be found on www.springboardcourses.ie    CUTLIFFE WELCOMES 90 EXTRA COLLEGE PLACES FOR UNEMPLOYED was last modified: June 21st, 2013 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:LYITPeter Cutliffelast_img read more

LYIT hosting Computing summer camps for young tech fans

first_imgBookings are now being taken for Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) Computing Summer Camps.LYIT’s Department of Computing will host two weeks of Computing Summer Camps from Wednesday 5 June, 2019. The camps, now in their fourth year, have gone from strength-to-strength at LYIT and provide fun and engaging ways to explore areas of Computing including: Programming, Networking, Artificial Intelligence, Hacking and SecurityThe cost to participate in the camp is €45 with lunch provided daily included in the camp cost. The camp runs from 10am to 3.30pm and is open to young people aged 13-17 years with an interest in Technology and all things creative.LYIT Computing students will support the Computing Camps in 2019 and students such as Amy Campbell, a 1st year student in Applied Computing at LYIT, will be on hand to support and assist young people taking part in this year’s camps.Amy took part in the Computing Summer Camps when she was in secondary school and is now studying Applied Computing at LYIT. She found that by taking part in the Computing Summer Camps she was able to make a decision about her future and has since pursued her studies in Computing at LYIT.She commented, “The camps are fun, the camps show you that studying Computing is fun, you get to explore exciting areas like Games Development, Hacking and Programming during the camps. I am so glad that I took part in the camps during secondary school as it helped me make the decision to study Computing. “The camps provide you with the fundamentals of Computing and I would highly recommend taking part in the camps particularly for anyone with even the smallest interest in technology and computing. There is something for everyone in these camps and it really helped me to decide my future.”Students that participate in the camps will receive a ‘Certificate of Participation’ following completion of the course. To download an application form visit www.lyit.ie/News-Events/Article/lyit-computing-summer-camps-2019 but hurry as places are limited.Completed application forms should be emailed to Martina Quinn, Lecturer and Computing Summer Camp Co-Ordinator at martina.quinn@lyit.ie no later than 12 noon on Tuesday 4 June, 2019.LYIT hosting Computing summer camps for young tech fans was last modified: May 30th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:computingLYITSTEMSummer Campslast_img read more

Facebook, Kickstarter Partner With Sundance Films

first_imgThe Sundance Film Institute announced today that it has partnered with crowd-funding platform Kickstarter and giant social network Facebook to offer its community of independent film makers resources and assistance in funding and promoting their work.Sundance will highlight selected film projects on Kickstarter and Facebook has already begun offering training sessions in online promotion to film makers.You can see the film and video projects currently on Kickstarter here. Unfortunately the site seems a little short on RSS feeds. Here’s one I scraped that you can subscribe to for new film and video projects. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market marshall kirkpatrick Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts center_img Tags:#New Media#news#Publishing Services#Video Services#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more