first_imgDonegal County Council in partnership with Letterkenny IT and in conjunction with Engineers Ireland STEPS Programme are hosting an event ‘Engineering Opportunities in Donegal’ on Monday, 10th February 2014 from 10am – 2pm in the Killybegs Tourism College, Training Restaurant MB103/Upper Level.This exciting showcasing event will host various Electronic and Engineering companies who will provide information and advice to those wishing to pursue a career in engineering. This event is aimed primarily at second level Students and will provide them with a chance to speak to representatives from various companies. However, the event is open to anyone who would like to attend.Speaking this week, County Manager Seamus Neely said ‘we are very happy to collaborate with Engineers Ireland to support Engineers Week 2014. We welcome involvement of Engineering companies in Killybegs area as well as Letterkenny IT to promote opportunities in the field of engineering as a career path”.He added “Killybegs, with hydraulic and mechanical services infrastructure, plays a pivotal role in the development and support of fishing, energy and cruise sectors, creating employment opportunities for people with the right skills set. We hope to build on this event in the future by highlighting the many strands and opportunities the engineering sector has to offer”.To book your place at this event visit . This year Engineers Week will take place from 9th to 15th February and will highlight the possibilities a career in engineering can offer and the vital role played by engineers in the community today.John Power, Chartered Engineer and Director General, Engineers Ireland, said: “Engineers are central to Ireland’s economic development and we need to ensure that well-qualified engineers are available in the future.“Engineers Week is a great opportunity for those of us in the profession to introduce our young people to the world of engineering. It is a week when hundreds of educational and fun engineering, technology and science events take place across the country for people of all ages to enjoy.”Companies, local authorities, third-level institutes and outreach organisations around the country have been invited to get involved by hosting an engineering-related event or taking part in visits to local schools during the week.Engineers Ireland’s schools outreach programme, STEPS, is providing support for these organisations as they engage directly with students, promoting the significant contribution of engineers to their localities.Last year, over 33,000 participants took part in 497 events during Engineers Week, supported by the efforts of 1,800 volunteers from the engineering profession, with almost 160 organisations involved around the country. Commenting on Engineers Week Prof Mark Ferguson, Director General, Science Foundation Ireland and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government said: “SFI is pleased to partner with Engineers Ireland to support Engineers Week 2014. It is vital that we work in partnership with industry to encourage our young people to increase their knowledge of science and engineering and consider further study in these disciplines. It is these skills that are required to both drive sustainable economic recovery in Ireland and to ensure future employment.”COUNCIL AND LYIT ‘ENGINEERING’ NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN KILLYBEGS was last modified: February 3rd, 2014 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:Donegal County CouncilEngineer’s WeekLYITlast_img read more

Newcastle believe offer for Austin will be accepted, reports say

first_imgA round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving QPR…Speculation continues over the future of Charlie Austin – and Newcastle continue to be linked with the QPR striker.Newcastle have not made an approach for Austin despite numerous reports that the Magpies and several other clubs have attempted to sign him.The Daily Mirror and the Daily Express say Newcastle will offer QPR £13.25m and want reassurances over Austin’s previous shoulder injury – and that the Premier League club believe the offer will be enough to take him to St James’ Park.Newcastle have been linked with Austin but have not made an approachThe north-east media have consistently reported that Newcastle boss Steve McClaren is keen to sign Austin and has made approaches to Rangers.The Newcastle Chronicle now say McClaren is ready to test the water with a bid below QPR’s £15m asking price.McClaren is keen to sign the 26-year-old but is in no rush to do a deal, according to the Northern Echo.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Giants will never play another game like their 15-inning win at Fenway Park

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceBOSTON — The San Francisco Giants didn’t just break their franchise record for pitchers used in a game on Tuesday.When manager Bruce Bochy was told the club cycled through 13 pitchers in a 7-6, 15-inning win over the Red Sox, besting the previous high of 11 set in September, 1989, he sat back in his seat and laughed.“Shattered it,” Bochy exclaimed. Twenty-four pitchers took the mound in total on Tuesday as …last_img read more

How to Build a WordPress Plugin in 10 Minutes

first_imgRelated Posts Why You Love Online Quizzes How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Tags:#hack#How To center_img PHP Heaven is running a tutorial on building WordPress plugins. The tutorial is aimed at developers with a solid understanding of PHP and some familiarity with WordPress. I watched a similar tutorial live at WordCamp Portland in 2009, and it’s true: if you know PHP and the correct WordPress commands, you can build a a marginally useful plugin in less than ten minutes.The steps, as outlined in the tutorial:First: Decide on the name of your plugin and create a plugin folder.Second: Make an index.php file within your folder and add the plugin description code.Third: Create an Admin Page.Check out the tutorial for the details. klint finley Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

Greenbox Home-Energy Monitoring Still on the Burner

first_imgShopping for a home-energy management tool could get increasingly challenging as the months roll by.A beta version of Microsoft Hohm, a free online service designed to work with or without smart-home monitoring gadgets, is now available for consumer use. And Google’s PowerMeter, on online tool that does require some smart-home gear, is available to a very small group of users but is expected to roll out further later this year.Other, similar products – all designed to help consumers analyze energy usage in their home so they can find ways to reduce it – are in the offing, including services from big telcos such as Verizon Communications, network specialist Cisco Systems, and a company called Greenbox Technology, which has been arranging utility and smart-meter partnerships for a consumer-oriented version of its online monitoring tool.The launch date and pricing for the Greenbox Energy Management Ecosystem haven’t been determined, a spokeswoman for the company, Christina Dyrness Williams, told GBA, but this week the firm, based in San Bruno, California, announced that the software system is being tested in, among other locations, the net-zero-energy home of Marc Porat, known in the building community as the board chairman of Serious Energy, CalStar Products, and prefab specialist ZETA Communities.Fine tuning net zeroPorat’s home, located in Palo Alto, just down the road from San Bruno, actually is of a drafty but historically important 1936 vintage. But the building recently emerged from a two-year retrofit with net-zero-energy efficiency, a new name – the Palo Alto Net Zero Energy House – and a Greenbox system that will be used to track, in minute detail and in real time, every performance deficiency and improvement.“Even though the home is an R&D platform for net-zero energy,” Porat says in a press release on the project, “our goal is to use materials and methods that any homeowner can use. The Palo Alto Net Zero Energy House is a look at what will be the ‘new normal’ for homes in the near future.”California is indeed moving faster than most states toward a requirement for net-zero-energy performance for new-home construction, although existing homes (many as inefficient as Porat’s house was before the retrofit) are where tools such as Hohm, PowerMeter, and Greenbox might be most helpful.Greenbox is designed to show consumers how much energy they are consuming in their home, how much it costs, what their carbon footprint is, and how it compares to other users in their community.As noted in an earlier GBA post, though, some analysts who follow the market for such services are concerned people will fail to act on the diagnostics. But Greenbox says that if the information is specific enough, consumers are likely to respond positively.“When consumers can link their actions to usage, such as turning up the air conditioner or running a second refrigerator,” the company says, “they will make meaningful changes to reduce their energy consumption.last_img read more

Contentious IOC meetings kick off with Olympics set to open

first_img2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting AFP official booed out of forum Castro worried about chemistry as Gilas yet to have full practices International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach leads the 132nd IOC Session prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — IOC President Thomas Bach called it “a lively and spirited debate.”That’s an understatement.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Pound then asked for time to respond. And he shot back.“I think it’s extremely inappropriate to turn this in to an ad hominem (a character attack),” Pound said. “The fact I have a different opinion from others … does not mean I am not entitled to the opinion. I think it’s very unfortunate in a collegial gathering like this to suggest that I am not entitled to give that opinion.”As Pound and Werthein clashed, 32 Russian athletes on Tuesday filed yet more appeals with the Court of Arbitration for Sport seeking spots in the games. The 32 failed to pass IOC vetting and were not invited.The CAS decision is expected on Wednesday.“We’re not fearful in any way,” IOC spokesman Mark Adams said. “We wait for the decision tomorrow. We’re very confident with the stance we’ve taken.”The IOC expects 168 Russian athletes who have been deemed “clean” to participate in the games under the banner of “Olympic Athletes from Russia,” absent any national flags, uniforms or national logos.The contentious issue of the Russian ban, and the way it was handled by the IOC, threatens to overshadow the games themselves with 3,000 athletes expected to compete.“We have to change and learn from this difficult situation,” Bach said.The IOC will hope to shift the focus to good news as North Korean and South Korean athletes compete alongside each other under a symbolic deal aimed at easing tension on the Korean peninsula. Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH With the Winter Olympics set to open in only three days, Bach faced a barrage of criticism — and entrenched support — from roughly 100 International Olympic Committee members on Tuesday over the decision to exclude many Russian athletes from the Pyeongchang Games.Two members — Richard Pound and Gerardo Werthein — got into a nasty exchange on the floor of the spacious meeting room, rare in the genteel traditions of the Olympic body.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPound is the IOC’s longest-serving member, and he was among more than a dozen to air views in what he called “the matter of Russian doping activities.” Pound is also the former president of WADA, the world body charged with policing doping in sports.“I believe that in the collective mind of a significant portion of the world, and among the athletes of the world, the IOC has not only failed to protect athletes, but has made it possible for cheating athletes to prevail against the clean athletes,” Pound said, describing the IOC’s world as a “comfortable cocoon.” LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers “We talk more than we walk,” Pound added. “The athletes and the public at large … no longer have confidence that their interests are being protected. Our commitment to both is in serious doubt. With respect, I don’t think we can talk our way out of this problem.”Werthein jumped in, siding with Bach and going directly after Pound with the other 100 members listening.“For some reason if Mr. Pound doesn’t agree, then it’s wrong,” Werthein said. “We have to understand that this is not Mr. Pound’s organization. But this is the IOC.”Werthein went on, calling what some of what Pound says “very unfair.”“He makes statements that create an environment of doubt,” Werthein added. “In one way it discredits the work that is being done in the IOC.”ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more


first_imgThe closing date for nominations for the 2005 Arafura Games, being held in Darwin from May 14-21 is fast approaching. The Arafura Games is a leading international sporting competition for the developing athletes of the Asia-Pacific region. Held every two years in Darwin, the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory, the Games are a meeting of “Sporting Neighbours” and attract competitors from around Australia as well as nations throughout the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. The Arafura Games began in 1991 as the Arafura Sports Festival with seven countries sending just 1500 participants to compete in 13 sports. By the time the sixth Games were held in 2001, participation had soared to more than 3100 athletes representing 25 nations, and competing in 29 sports. “Countries can once again look forward to the friendly and competitive nature of the Arafura Games, the Territory’s superb sporting venues and the warmth of the welcome you will receive from Territorians,” said John Ah Kit, Minister for Sport and Recreation, in his Minister’s Message. For all of this info and more, check out This is a great opportunity for local and regional Touch sides to get involved and play against some international competition. For more information on the Touch Football please contact Isobel Appo, [email protected] In other Northern Territory news, keep your eye on the ATA website for the results of their Championships, being held from April 29-May 1 and Darwin will also be hosting the National Secondary School and Primary School Championships from September 18-23.last_img read more

Womens lacrosse Ohio State looking to right the ship against perennial powerhouse

Ohio State freshman midfielder Sage Darling receives a pass in the offensive zone against Rutgers on March 25. Credit: Courtesy of OSUThe Ohio State women’s lacrosse team (6-8) have not had the easiest path to get where it is at this point in the season, and it is not going to get any easier. The Buckeyes have three games remaining against three of the best teams in the country: No. 17 Northwestern, No. 1 Maryland and Johns Hopkins, who sits just outside the 20th spot in the Inside Lacrosse Poll.While OSU began to get its offense back on track against No. 6 Penn State — scoring 12 goals for the first time since March 7 — they will need to summon even more production in the remainder of their games. “I thought we had some good chemistry on the attack,” coach Alexis Venechanos said of the team’s loss to the Nittany Lions. “I thought we limited our turnovers in the midfield, and when you’re playing these conference games, those little details are going to matter.”Northwestern has, historically, been dominant against the Buckeyes, winning 13 of the 16 previous matchups, with OSU’s most recent win coming in a 2014 overtime game. Venechanos spent three years on the Wildcats’ staff (2004 to 2006) as an assistant, so it means a lot to her for them to be one of the big rivals in their conference. “It was a great learning experience. I learned a lot on the field and off the field,” Venechanos said. “(Northwestern coach Kelly Amonte Hiller) is a great competitor. She taught me how to compete, and I’m glad we have an opportunity to play them every year.”Hiller has led the Wildcats to seven NCAA championships, with last season being the first year that they had not reached at least the NCAA quarterfinals in 14 years. While Northwestern’s record at first glance is similar to the Buckeyes at 6-6, the Wildcats’ schedule has been stacked with great competition. The Buckeyes will still be without freshman midfielder Liza Hernandez, but they can still be capable of generating offense. Junior attacker Molly Wood and sophomore midfielder Baley Parrott have both stepped up to lead their team in scoring.“We’re working on ourselves right now,” Wood said. “We’re working on the little things, the fundamentals and to see those getting better is huge for our team.”OSU will be looking to continue its development as the season winds down, but Venechanos said they are most excited for the present. “We’ve challenged our players to get a little bit better from the previous week, the previous day and even in the drill we are doing — let’s get better this time,” Venechanos said. “We’re moving some people around, they’re stepping up.”The game is set for a 7 p.m. start time on Thursday, in what will be OSU’s first game of the season at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

Gerrard will learn more about his team – Johnstone

first_imgFormer Rangers Football Club player Derek Johnstone insists the club’s manager Steven Gerrard will learn a lot about his players over their next three fixtures.Gerrard who was appointed as the club’s manager at the end of last season has enjoyed a very impressive start to life at the Ibrox, with his team yet to lose a game in all competitions after ten games.With two wins and a draw coming in domestic league and cup competitions, the former Liverpool captain couldn’t have asked for a better start.But with games against Motherwell, a second leg UEFA Europa League playoff tie against FC Ufa and the derby against Celtic, Johnstone insists Gerrard would learn more about his team during that three-game spell.“There is a huge difference in the team from last year and Rangers are undoubtedly more of a unit now and there is a higher calibre of player across the park.” Johnstone said, as quoted by Evening times.Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“Defensively, we are not giving as much away as we were last season but if Steven has one worry I think it will be in a creative sense. We are not getting enough in the final third at times and I am sure Steven will try and correct that.”“Overall, though, it has been a really impressive start and the win over Ufa on Thursday night has given Rangers a chance to get back into the group stage of a European competition.”“The clean sheet at Ibrox was important and if Rangers score over in Russia I think the tie is finished. It is a great opportunity.”“If we can get through in Russia next Thursday, what a lift that would give everyone ahead of the big one, the one that we have all been waiting for at Parkhead on Sunday.”“The only bonus going into the Old Firm is that Celtic will be playing – albeit at home – on the Thursday night as well so they have that to contend with.”last_img read more