first_imgThis lot could be in Lettermacaward this Sunday.You have to take your hat off to those ‘mad folk’ over Lettermacward way.Locals are hosting a High Tea and Hatters Party in the Gweebarra Bar on Sunday next, June 15th at 5pm.We are holding this amusing event and invite you to come along and wear – if you want – a bonnet or hat. There will be a special prize – presented by a local celebrity – to the winner. Visitors can enjoy the good quality and variety of our high tea and musical entertainment.All proceeds go to Active Seniors Lettermacaward/Doochary.For information contact Angela 9544341 or 086 373 7502  MAD HATTERS OUT IN FORCE IN LETTERMACAWARD THIS SUNDAY was last modified: June 13th, 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:donegalGweebarra BarHatters Tea PartyLetetrmacawardlast_img read more

Budget 2016: Donegal County Childcare says it’s a step in right direction

first_imgDonegal County Childcare have today welcomed an additional investment of €35m to support parents with childcare costs though a package of both universal and targeted measures. A universal measure will see all parents with children in childcare aged between six months and three years being entitled to up to €900 in State subsidies per year.In a targeted measure, a new Single Affordable Childcare Scheme will also be set up from September 2017. This will replace the existing targeted childcare funding schemes in operation at present and make it more accessible for parents in terms of navigating what is available and reduce the administration burden on childcare providers. The new single scheme promises both means-tested subsidies, based on parental income, for children between six months and 15 years. The subsidies will be paid for children and young people attending Tusla registered childcare services.Avril McMonagle, Manager of Donegal County Childcare today welcomed the inclusion of measures to support childcare costs in Budget 2017 against very strong and valid competition for funding in other areas.‘Although we have far to go, we have to recognise todays announcement as a positive development and as another step forward. With sustained incremental investment to build on this model, we could significantly reduce the cost burden of childcare on parents. In terms of an equality issue for women, this also offers hope around women’s participation in the workforce and improved social mobility’.‘We now await the detail of the proposals – in particular how these will impact on childcare providers and the early childhood workforce. Similar to the introduction of the extended ECCE programme, capitation levels have to be aligned to the real cost of running an early childhood service and of employing and retaining a knowledgeable, experienced and qualified workforce’. ‘We also have to be mindful of the fact that approximately only 20% of children are in registered childcare in Ireland –the remainder are cared for by parents, relatives, grandparents and non-regulated childminders. If parents decide to use their State subsidy in crèches, the capacity for available child places will have to be monitored closely and policy responses introduced to address identified need’.* Although the overall announcement regarding childcare is €120M – in reality €85M of this was previously announced in Budget 2016 mainly for the expansion of the Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme. So the new investment is actually €35M towards new initiatives.Budget 2016: Donegal County Childcare says it’s a step in right direction was last modified: October 11th, 2016 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)last_img read more

SOA: Small Projects are showing immediate ROI

first_imgWhile some large SOA projects struggle, smaller and incrementally deployed projects are showing immediate returns on investment.  A recent article by Heather Havenstein tracked some successful small-scale SOA projects, including one at Siemens AG in Munich.Siemens first implemented an SOA-based solution to automate IT requests for items like new equipment and passwords.  After other departments saw the system in action they requested something similar for themselves.  Being SOA, many of the components were reusable and similar solutions were easy to roll out, allowing processes across a number of departments to improve.Siemens focus was to select processes that we re-occuring hundred and thousands of times each day and also ro reapply components constructed for the initial pioneering apps.The very nature of SOA encourages incremental expansions and updates rather than monolithic implementations that are hard to upgrade and patch.  Keeping large, big-bang implementations focused on company goals is hard — once these project starts up, mid-course adjustments are very difficult.  That’s not the case with SOA.The article quotes Tracy LeGrand of Ameriprise Financial Inc. in Minneapolis as saying that “SOA is a journey with incremental benefits”.last_img read more

FileSocial: A Community for Sharing Files on Twitter

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… The web interface shows users a stream of their files, which any user can download or comment on. Comments automatically get posted to Twitter as @ replies to the user who uploaded the file.Aside from using the FileSocial web interface, Windows, Mac or Linux users can download a desktop application, built on Adobe AIR with drag-and-drop functionality, to upload files. Android users can also download the official FileSocial Android app, and while there is no official iPhone app, the third-party app tweet media allows uploading through FileSocial’s API. The one major drawback of FileSocial is the inability to post files privately for confidential sharing. All files uploaded to the service show up in a public timeline of files, regardless of whether you choose to post the file to Twitter or not. The option to mark files as private or send the link as a direct message is a key feature that is lacking from FileSocial.Don’t forget to come make friends with us at ReadWriteWeb on Twitter! Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#start#startups Related Posts center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market chris cameron We have profiled Twitter-based file sharing services in the past, but in some cases the shared files were read-only and the UI design left much to be desired, or the service merely redirected the user to a third-party file sharing service.Spain-based Ideateca has conquered these drawbacks with FileSocial, a sleek multi-platform file sharing service for Twitter. After authenticating their Twitter account, users can upload any filetype up to 50MB, add a message of 110 characters or less, and FileSocial will post the tweet on Twitter with a link to the file. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Djokovic meditates to ‘lose fear and stress’

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers LATEST STORIES Djokovic said apart from tennis he has always looked at ways to improve himself, which he terms his “philosophy of life”.“It has always been, not just for tennis, but in general there’s always something that you can improve and get better at as a person and as a player,” he said.“That’s probably the most exciting thing about life, is that every day is a new opportunity for you to get better.”Djokovic faces South Korea’s “NextGen” star Chung Hyeon in Monday’s round of 16. MOST READ Djokovic has become involved in meticulous off-the-court preparation in recent years. He has a strict, gluten-free diet and is an advocate for well-being.The new year has given him the opportunity to analyse aspects of his game and preparation.“When it comes to tennis, I obviously was excited to analyze my game,” he said.“First of all, I wanted to get the right team of people around me, experts in their field, so they can contribute to the process and the journey of working on my body and my game.“Improving different aspects that are there to be worked on. Thankfully there is always something to work on.”ADVERTISEMENT The Serb former world No.1 is playing in his first tournament since Wimbledon in July and he has a brand new support team, headed by eight-time Grand Slam champion Andre Agassi as coach.   Djokovic said after reaching the fourth round of the year’s opening Grand Slam on Saturday that he now meditates on a daily basis.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Yes, I do. I’ll tell you what. I don’t want to tell you what I gain with it, but I’ll tell what I lose with it,” he said.“I lose fear. I lose anxiety. I lose stress. I guess, in the end of the day, that’s what you’re looking for.” Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments 76ers climb to 6th in East, beat Bucks Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:44Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award01:57Taiwan bridge collapses, at least 14 injured; rescuers fear six trapped01:29Police 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 Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Novak Djokovic. APNovak Djokovic says meditating has helped him overcome fear and stress that comes with playing elite tennis.The 12-time Grand Slam champion, 30, says he often turned to the practice during his long spell out of the game last year with elbow trouble.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more


first_imgTN govt releases Ecotourism policy 2017Chennai, Jun 28(PTI) The Tamil Nadu government todayreleased its Ecotourism Policy 2017, which envisages majorrole for local communities.Chief Minister K Palaniswami had earlier announced thatthe state will come out with such a policy.Community based ecotourism, where the emphasis will beon the active involvement of local communities for theirempowerment and socio-economic upliftment, was one of the”guiding principles” on which the the development ofecotourism in the state will be based, the policy said.It also said “ecotourism sites identified and developedwill have their uniqueness and value in terms of aesthetic,natural, cultural and landscape characteristics which will berecognised and developed into a ecotourism product with whichthe site could be recognised in future.”The initiatives will include hiking, trekking, wildlifesighting, bird watching trails, boating, photography, visit tomedicinal plants conservation area, craft making, localhandicraft, promoting local festivals, and adventure sports,it added.The Forest Department will be the nodal department forimplementing the policy, it said, adding a special purposevehicle (SPV), the State Ecotourism Board (SEB) will also befloated.The SEB will finalise the strategies regarding pricingand appropriate packaging and branding of ecotourismdestinations, it noted.The Ecotourism policy will be reviewed after five years.PTI SAROHROHROHlast_img read more