LYIT could form part of Ireland’s largest higher education institution

first_img LYIT could form part of Ireland’s largest higher education institution Pinterest Pinterest Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Facebook Facebook Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson center_img Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey WhatsApp Letterkenny Institute of Technology could form part of a new technological university.The IT is in advanced discussions with Dundalk IT, GMIT, Athlone  IT and IT Sligo.If approved by the Government, the Border Midlands West Technological University would create the largest higher education institution in the state with 27,000 students.A steering group comprising the presidents and senior IT staff are directing the negotiations.Criteria for the technological universities are due to be published in February. Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Previous articleGovernment considers deadline to get off the doleNext articleOatfield staff say they know Letterkenny plant is closing News Highland By News Highland – January 24, 2012 WhatsApp Newsx Advertslast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgAlso tonight, the third-seeded Boston Celtics take on the fifth-seeded Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA East title series. Miami is looking for its first East championship since 2014, Boston its first since 2010.NBA-RAPTORS-NURSENurse gets extensionTORONTO (AP) — Head coach Nick Nurse and the Toronto Raptors announced a multiyear extension without divulging the terms. Nurse has won the Atlantic Division title in each of his first two seasons at the helm. The Raptors captured the NBA title last year before finishing with the second-best record in the Eastern Conference this season. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSEATTLE (AP) — The San Francisco Giants were supposed to begin a two-game series in Seattle tonight. That’s not going to happen.The series has been postponed because of smoky skies caused by the West Coast wildfires. The announcement came as forecasters called for smoke to reach very unhealthy levels in Western Washington through at least Thursday. The teams will now play Wednesday and Thursday at Oracle Park in San Francisco, with game times to be determined. Nurse was originally signed to a three-year deal in June 2018 to lead the club.NHL-PLAYOFFSLightning on the verge of making Stanley Cup finalEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning can advance to the Stanley Cup Final with a win tonight over the New York Islanders. Tampa Bay is up 3-games-to-1 and on the verge of its first Cup Final appearance since 2015. Both teams had a scheduled day off Thursday that allowed them to avoid playing a doubleheader on Wednesday.MLB-WORLD SERIESWorld Series to take place in Texas; bubble plans announcedUNDATED (AP) — Major League Baseball has announced the ballparks that will serve as neutral sites for the upcoming division series, league championship series and World Series.Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, will host the World Series as part of a bubble agreement between MLB and the union. The bubble is designed to minimize exposure to the coronavirus. September 15, 2020 — UAB quarterback Tyler Johnston III is out indefinitely with an injury to his non-throwing shoulder. Johnston has thrown for 293 yards and three touchdowns with one interception in the first two games against Central Arkansas and Miami. UNDATED (AP) — The University of Wisconsin chancellor says Big Ten football will remain on hold until there are answers to questions about COVID-19 testing and tracing, along with possible long-term heart issues related to the coronavirus. Big Ten leaders are reconsidering a fall season after a weekend of meetings about a plan to begin play as soon as mid-October. Wisconsin chancellor Rebecca Blank would not predict which way a vote to return to play would go. She says once Big Ten university leaders have their questions and concerns addressed, “we will try to plan a delayed season.”Also around college football:— Arkansas State’s home football game against Central Arkansas has been pushed back from Saturday to Oct. 10. Arkansas State announced Tuesday that the team cannot assemble a full two-deep depth chart at a specific position group due to player unavailability. The statement did not reveal if the postponement was COVID-19 related, but the program said the “health and safety of our student-athletes will always come first.” NBA PLAYOFFSNuggets looking to win another elimination game and advanceLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — With a win tonight over the Los Angeles Clippers, the Denver Nuggets will become the first team in NBA history to successfully erase a pair of 3-1 postseason deficits in the same season — or even in the same decade. The Nuggets were down 3-games-to-1 to Utah in the first round and advanced; they were down 3-1 to the Clippers this series. The winner of tonight’s game advances to the West title series against the Lakers. Associated Press center_img UNDATED (AP) — The New York Yankees have activated designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton, third baseman Gio Urshela (ur-SHEH’-luh) and right-hander Jonathan Loaisiga from the 10-day injured list.Stanton missed 32 games with a strained left hamstring, Urshela was out with a bone spur in his right elbow and Loaisiga was sidelined with a medical condition the team did not specify.Right fielder Aaron Judge is expected to be activated later this week. He’s been limited to one game since Aug. 11 because of a strained right calf. Also around the majors:— Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner has been activated from the 10-day injured list after missing 13 games with a strained left hamstring. Turner entered Tuesday’s action batting .282 with two homers and 20 RBIs in 32 games during the shortened season. In other NFL news:— Drue Tranquill has been placed on injured reserve by the Chargers . The second-year linebacker broke his left ankle during the first quarter of Sunday’s 16-13 victory at Cincinnati. — The Bengals claimed former Browns kicker Austin Seibert off waivers but expect Randy Bullock to be ready to play in Cleveland on Thursday. Bullock missed a 31-yard field goal with 2 seconds left Sunday when his left calf cramped.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWSWisconsin chancellor: Big Ten football still on hold The 55-year-old Laviolette became an NHL head coach with the Islanders in 2001, guiding them to playoff berths in each of his two seasons at Uniondale. He spent 5 1/2 seasons with Nashville before being dismissed in January.NHL-WILD-BRODINWild sign BrodinST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have signed defenseman Jonas Brodin to a seven-year, $42 million contract extension. This makes another long-term commitment to a key piece of their blue line group. The 27-year-old native of Sweden was drafted 10th overall by the Wild in 2011. He had a career-high 26 assists in 69 games during the virus-shortened season. He also led the team with 112 blocked shots and was second on the club with a plus-15 rating. NFL-INJURIESJets shelve BellUNDATED (AP) — The New York Jets will play at least three games without running back Le’Veon Bell after he injured a hamstring during Sunday’s loss to the Bills. Head coach Adam Gase said Monday he didn’t want to put a timetable on Bell’s return, but said it was possible it could take some time because it’s a soft-tissue injury.The Jets also announced they have placed rookie wide receiver Denzel Mims and second-year linebacker Blake Cashman on IR. The AL Championship Series will be at San Diego’s Petco Park and the NL at Globe Life, a retractable roof stadium with artificial turf that opened this year. The ALDS will be at Petco Park and Dodger Stadium, while the NLDS will play out in Arlington and Houston’s Minute Maid Park.The wild-card round will be held in the stadium of the top-seeded teams. The playoffs were expanded from 10 to 16 teams due to the shortened regular-season.MLB-NEWSStanton activated after missing 32 games Update on the latest sports The Islanders have tied four series in their history after dropping the three of the first four games. The last two times were in 1987, when they did it against the Capitals and Flyers in consecutive rounds. New York has won two series after trailing 3-1: 1975 against the Penguins and ’87 versus Washington.NHL-CAPITALS-LAVIOLETTECapitals hire Laviolette as coachWASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals have hired a Stanley Cup-winning head coach for the first time in their history.Veteran bench boss Peter Laviolette is replacing Todd Reirden, 14 years after winning a Cup with the Hurricanes. He also led the 2010 Flyers and 2017 Predators to the Cup final.last_img read more

Carey Glass win Tipperary Interfirms Hurling title

first_imgCarey glass from Nenagh won the Tipperary Interfirms Hurling title beating Tipperary ETB 5-16 to 3-20 after extra time in Templetuohy last night.In a tight tussle in tough conditions both teams were inseparable throughout.The teams were tied 5-11 to 3-17 at full time but Carey Glass pushed ahead with a minute to go in extra time to claim the title. Photo © Tipp FMlast_img

Amazing New Camera Rig: Artemis Combines a Gimbal and Stabilizer

first_imgArtemis TrinityCombining the Maxima gimbal with a traditional stabilizer creates the incredible Artemis Trinity. In the video above, Curt Schaller demonstrates the Trinity at IBC 2015. Schaller was one of the developers of the system.Schaller’s goal was to allow you to use this system with any stabilizer you may already own. The Trinity allows operators to attach a Maxima to existing stabilization rigs. It does not require an Artemis arm; the operator can use their own Steadicam arm or Easyrig.Users can also put the Trinity on a crane or dolly. It was designed to be multifunctional.The price is not set in stone, as the Trinity is now entering the final stages of production. It’s expected to cost €30000 or $33,850 and ship in November/December 2015. 3-axis gimbal rigs are some of the coolest devices taking over the industry, and the latest models just keep getting better. Prepare to have your mind blown.Top image via FoMa SystemsNot too long ago, getting a steady moving shot was either going to be incredibly difficult or very expensive. For decades, Steadicam dominated the industry. Then cheaper devices started appearing on the market.The early 1990s saw the release of the first Glidecam, which continues to become a smaller and more agile device. Now tools like the MoVI and Ronin have been embraced by the independent and small-budget market. Not only are theses devices gaining popularity on set, they were capturing incredible shots.Now there is a new hybrid system combining the best of the Steadicam with the technology of devices like the MoVI: the Artemis Trinity.Artemis MaximaImage via FoMa SystemsThe Artemis Maxima is a lightweight gimbal that can hold just about any camera up to 30kg (66 lbs). The Maxima also features weight compensation, meaning users will not have to rebalance when changing lenses.It also allows users to perform a vertical swivel up to 90 degrees, which means the camera can turn a corner without the operator. The Maxima is controlled by a highly precise joystick mounted either on the device or held remotely.Image via FoMa SystemsThe Maxima includes a 1.5 inch OLED screen that allows the user to toggle between operating modes and monitoring battery life. The device is also easily updated by a micro SD card.Perhaps the most exciting note, the Maxima has been designed to be used either handheld or attached to a stabilizer. The gimbal will set you back at least $17,890 or €15850See the Maxima in action at IBC 2015 in this video from Cinema5d. What are your thoughts on this tech? Will it take over the industry? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

Kalmadi says Delhi govt, Centre used 95% of CWG funds

first_imgIn a last-ditch attempt to defend himself in the Delhi Commonwealth Games scam controversy, an angry Suresh Kalmadi on Thursday pointed fingers at the government.He accused the investigating agencies of “targeting” only the Organising Committee when government officials were also part of the entire decision-making process.Reiterating his demand for a joint parliamentary committee(JPC) probe, Kalmadi said both the central and Delhi government are equally to be blamed for the scam.Speaking to the media in Ranchi, where the national games are on, he said the OC was being unfairly targeted.  Amid reports about the Central Bureau of Investigation closing in on him after the arrest of his aides, Kalmadi said no government official had been questioned by the CBI so far despite the fact that it was the sports ministry which had cleared all the contracts. Kalmadi insisted no decision was taken by the OC unilaterally. Dragging the Centre, Kalmadi said that the sports ministry was directly involved in the decision-making process at every step. Taking on the Delhi government, Kalmadi said the state government and the Centre had utilized 95% of the funds.He expressed shock and displeasure over the way the entire matter has been handled by the investigating agencies when all the documents pertaining to the conduct of the Games were with them.Asked whether he anticipated arrest any time, Kalmadi ended a press conference abruptly saying “Let’s see”.last_img read more

Preach to the choir – then get them singing your tune outside church

first_imgFaithful reader and commenter Luke Renner had a great new year post I’d like to share.I really agree with it, and the message is right. I’d sum it up this way: preach to the choir (the people who care about what you do in some way OR have some personal connection to a person who does care). Then ask the choir to leave the church and go do personal performances wherever they go.Don’t try to convert the people who will never ever care. It will never ever work.Here are excerpts from Luke’s post:1 – Most of the people who support us right now are FRIENDS AND FAMILY.2 – For the most part, friends and family generally support WHO WE ARE more than WHAT WE’RE DOING. That doesn’t mean that friends and family disagree with what we are doing. It’s just that they know us as people first and foremost… and can find a way to support us on the merits of that relationship, even if they may not understand or agree with our choice of “mission.”3 – Most of our “new friends” who do support us ALREADY AGREED WITH OUR VISION before they met us. In other words, we did not change their mind or convince them of anything… we simply found them.There are countless people who already think like we do! In our case, these people might include: educators, filmmakers, technology companies, software developers, civil rights groups, etc.These groups of people already believe (strongly) in the merits of:– Education– Mass media as an instructional tool– The use of technology for human advancementIn other words… I DON’T HAVE TO CONVINCE THEM OF ANYTHING!!! These fine people are already sitting around somewhere, in total (or partial) agreement with what we are doing… they just don’t know we exist yet.Without a doubt, these groups are prone toward lending a helping hand.The job cannot be to convince people to believe in something. The job must be to find others who already hold the same values we do and invite them to join us.In other words, I have been working too hard at the wrong job!last_img read more

Transparency is the new black

first_imgThe funds of the first bailout package — your tax money – went where? To what end? How are you feeling about Bernie Madoff? How is your trust level in any financial institution?How is the trust level in us?As a “good organization” – aka nonprofit, you may think people trust you. Sadly, plenty of research has suggested otherwise, for a long time. People are skeptical about all organizations.In this environment, everyone needs to go out of their way to be highly transparent and accountable. Show where they money goes, in all your outreach.Our new president is posting a lot of what he’s doing online – he knows the national mood.Transparency is the new black, nonprofit marketeers.You can’t show enough of it.last_img read more

How much is just enough planning?

first_imgHear what constitutes just enough planning for your marketing campaign. Thanks to my organization Network for Good, we’ve got a great free teleconference tomorrow (which you can later access online). The great Kristen Grimm of Spitfire (who happens to be spitfire herself) will be speaking on Great Campaigns in Nine Simple Steps: How to Succeed with “Just Enough” Planning. Tuesday, March 10 at 1 p.m. ETRegister here!Key takeaways:Campaign planning in 9 easy stepsIdeas for campaign goal-setting, staffing, timelines and messagingHow to measure success along the wayQ&A session to answer your campaign questionslast_img read more