Donegal County Council has won an open competition with other local authorities which could see 30 new jobs coming to the county.County Manager Seamus NeelyThe council will initially employ between 4 and 5 engineers on the project but it is hoped up to 30 posts will be created within two years if it fulfills its full potential.The road engineering services will provide road services cover for other local authorities across the country. County Manager Seamus Neely said is hopeful the project can deliver and bring much-needed jobs to the county. COUNCIL TO CREATE 30 NEW JOBS AFTER WINNING ROADWORKS SERVICES PROJECT was last modified: August 1st, 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)
2 September 2015Ability activist Chaeli Mycroft is making her way with her team of Chaeli Conquerors up majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. The Capetonian student passed the 400m mark early yesterday morning, two days after celebrating her 21st birthday. The Chaeli Kili Climbers is her crusade to become the first female quadriplegic to summit the peak, and one of only three people with disabilities to do so.Mycroft and her team kicked off their epic adventure on Friday, 27 August and she hopes to reach Kilimanjaro’s highest point by this Friday, 4 September. In addition to the rigorous climb, the team is hoping to raise awareness about the mind-set and mobility of children with disabilities, as well as cerebral palsy. Mycroft says she created the Chaeli Conquerors to show the importance of working together to achieve seemingly impossible goals.“Just because someone has a disability, doesn’t mean there should be a limit to what they can achieve,” Mycroft told News24 before she left for Tanzania. The climb will help raise funds to support the Inclusive Early Childhood Development Centre run by the Chaeli Campaign, the charity she started with her sister and three lifelong friends. At the time, Mycroft was only nine years old; the five girls were aged six to 12.Her passion as an ability activist won her the International Children’s Peace Prize in 2011 and in 2012 the first medal for social activism awarded by the Nobel Peace Laureates. The charity has assisted over 5 000 children with disabilities in South Africa, providing customised wheelchairs, occupational therapy and educational support. The Chaeli Campaign is endorsed by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.“I think the drive of activism has always been a part of my makeup. I was raised to be open about my disability,” Mycroft told CNN recently. In addition to charity work, she is also strives to break barriers for people with disabilities, showing the rest of the world they can do anything able-bodied people can do, both in small ways, such as being the first quadriplegic to study and live on campus fulltime, as well in big ways such as climbing Africa’s highest mountain.#ChaeliKiliClimbers, finally together, ready for the adventure! #ClimbWithChaeli @Chaelz_162 http://t.co/8ycWLrFD4rpic.twitter.com/GbuednZmVP— The Chaeli Campaign (@ChaeliCampaign) August 29, 2015The Chaeli Kili Climbers are being led by East Africa expert Carel Verhoef, who has climbed Kilimanjaro nine times. Climbing in a specially designed wheelchair, Mycroft has a team of 15 people helping her on the journey to the summit. At some of the trail’s more precarious points, she will be carried by another climber.Planning the climb has taken almost three years of research and preparation to develop, taking into consideration the effects altitude and physical exhaustion will have on Mycroft. The climb, as Verhoef can attest, takes its toll on even the best and fittest climbers, but Mycroft does have a special set of physical needs. Her body can be susceptible to sudden temperature drops, so heat and fluid intake regulation is vital to her success. But she is confident in herself and her team’s ability to work together to solve any problems during the climb.“I’m not stressing about the mountain,” Mycroft insists. “If anything goes wrong, I know that we can find a solution. We have a very strong-minded group of people. I think you need that in order to be successful.”The climb is being live tweeted on Twitter and her website, tracking the team’s progress in real-time, using the hashtag #ClimbWithChaeli. The team hopes to complete the climb and reach the highest point in Africa by the weekend.Chaeli has passed the 4000m mark and is acclimatising to the new altitude! #ClimbWithChaeli http://t.co/KNgXnCFnJX pic.twitter.com/wXKRidAgff— The Chaeli Campaign (@ChaeliCampaign) Septembe r 1, 2015SAinfo reporter
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 22:55 — 10.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSNot only was he one of the original employees at Apple computer comma guy has taken his insights and skills to the highest levels of achievement when it comes to publishing, social media, and everything in between. On this candid interview, Anthony asks Guy his opinion about self-publishing versus traditional publishing and gets a very straightforward answer. You won’t have any Illusions as to what Guys think about the state of publishing in modern times after listening to this episode.In the Arena with Author, Publisher, and Entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki – Episode 3Click To TweetThe death of the traditional publisher (for most authors).Most people in today’s business and professional world can’t afford to publish with a traditional publisher simply because the amount of time they will have to spend marketing their own book for such a small percentage of the profits of the book will not make sense in terms of return on investment. on this episode of the podcast, Guy Kawasaki make the ultimate leave clear that he is not interested in traditional publishing…unless someone were to call him up and offered him a two-million-dollar advance on his next book.Any kind of publishing requires you to market yourself.Many people make the mistake of thinking that they will self-publish a book simply because they don’t want to be put in a position where they have to market themselves. If that is the case, self-publishing is definitely not for them. Guy Kawasaki makes the point of 1 self-publishing requires just as much if not more effort from the author as does traditional publishing, on this episode. If you are debating whether you should pursue a traditional publisher or take on the task of publishing your book on your own, the opinions you hear on this podcast will definitely influence you one way or the other.Any kind of publishing requires you to market yourself ~ Guy KawasakiClick To TweetWhy a publisher’s advance is not as good as Indiegogo or KickstarterThe days when a traditional publisher would forward and advance in the millions of dollars is long gone for most people. The market is simply too full of contents for publishers to be able to afford that kind of advance. As a result, advances are usually 10 to $20,000 at the most. Guy Kawasaki believes most business professionals could raise that much themselves Crowdfunding platforms like Indiegogo or Kickstarter. On this episode, you can hear how he explains that scenario so that you can decide which route is best for you.How print on demand has changed publishing foreverUsing some of the popular print on demand platforms that exist today such as Createspace or LightningSource, you could have a book uploaded, published, and ships to you within a matter of days. That is an incredible advance in the publishing industry and one that Guy Kawasaki believes will continue to push more and more authors into the realm of self-publishing, simply because no traditional publisher can match the speed and efficiency of that kind of turnaround. On this episode of In The Arena, Anthony interviews entrepreneur and social media guru, Guy Kawasaki. Be sure you take the time to listen to this one.How print on demand has changed publishing forever ~ Guy KawasakiClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Anthony’s introduction to Guy Kawasaki. Who should use a traditional publisher these days? Why self publishing is not a good fit for people who don’t like to market themselves. The changes that will happen in book formats and publishing with ebooks. Why a publisher’s advance is not as good as Indiegogo or Kickstarter. What it means for a first time author to publish in parallel. What Guy would love to see happen in the perfect world of publishing. How print on demand has changed publishing forever. What’s next for Guy Kawasaki?Resources & Links mentioned in this episode0887309968159184056209885231081591845831B007HD7HT0IndiegogoKickstarterCreatspaceLightningSourceThe theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. 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TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea manager Lampard eager to secure Willian to new dealby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard is eager to secure Willian to a new deal.The Daily Express says Chelsea are poised to open talks with Brazilian star Willian over a new contract.The 31-year-old is in the last year of his deal at Stamford Bridge and has been linked with moves to Barcelona and Juventus.But Lampard wants the Brazil international, who has been at the club for six years after joining from Anzhi Makhachkala in 2013 in a £30 million deal, to stay.Willian missed the start of the season after being on international duty, but has been in good form since returning.
OSU senior outside hitter Katie Mitchell (17) prepares to hit the ball during a match against Florida State on Sept. 6 at St. John Arena. Credit: Ashley Roudebush / For The LanternWith a demanding Big Ten schedule looming, the Ohio State women’s volleyball team has one more opportunity for a tune-up before it begins conference play.Coming off two straight tournament wins and riding an eight-match winning streak, No. 13 OSU is scheduled to head north this weekend to play in the Golden Grizzlies Invitational in Rochester, Michigan.On Friday, OSU is set to play Eastern Illinois (5-5) at noon and Western Michigan (2-9) at 7 p.m., followed by a match against host Oakland (3-7) on Saturday at 2 p.m.Although his squad is playing three teams with underwhelming records, coach Geoff Carlston said he is prepared to get the best shot of each one.“They’re not going to be as physical as Arizona, but they’re going to pass and play defense probably better than a lot of teams we’ve seen,” Carlston said. “So they’re going to make you earn it. If you’re making tons of mistakes, you’re going to lose.”Carlston said he is pleased with the start that his team has gotten off to this season, but is preaching balance to his players as they head into the weekend and look ahead to their conference schedule.“You can’t get bummed out when you lose because you can play really well and lose,” Carlston said. “And you sometimes you can grind out wins and you can’t feel like you’re the best team in the world, either. You just have to stay steady and confident.”Senior outside hitter Elizabeth Campbell said keeping the focus on playing together as a team and controlling the tempo of the game will be important if the Buckeyes want to extend their winning streak.“I know that these teams this weekend aren’t necessarily ranked like we had played the previous weekends, but everyone’s good at what they do,” Campbell said.Carlston has kept practice light during the short week to keep his players fresh as OSU gets into the grind of its schedule.“With our Big Ten schedule and how it shapes up, if we’re going to rest a little bit, this is the time to do it,” he said.Versatility at setterBoth OSU setters have seen plenty of playing time in the early going of the season. Freshman Taylor Hughes leads the Buckeyes with 198 assists, but senior Emily Ruetter is not far behind with 172.Carlston compared the situation to what’s going on at quarterback for the OSU football team with Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett.“We have two very good setters,” he said. “They are very different personalities. You’re going to get a different look. Emily is just steady, steady, steady, and Taylor Hughes is more physical … The two of them together is a really neat combination.”León wins Big Ten co-Defensive Player of the WeekAfter being named the most valuable player of the Blackbird Invitational last weekend, the awards didn’t stop there for Valeria León. The junior libero was also named the Big Ten co-Defensive Player of the Week — alongside Michigan State middle blocker Megan Tompkins — for her efforts in Brooklyn, New York.León had a tournament-high 71 digs, including 35 against then-No. 13 Arizona, the second-best single-game total in OSU history. She has been named to the all-tournament team in all three of OSU’s non-conference competitions. León said she feels that she’s playing at the top of her game right now.“I feel like I worked really hard this summer and preseason,” she said. “I feel like my hard work is just finally paying off. We can only get better from here.”What’s next?The conference schedule is scheduled to begin for the Buckeyes on Sept. 23 when they host No. 23 Minnesota at St. John Arena, the first of four straight home matchups to kick off Big Ten play.
KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Steve Swaney takes over firefighting in East County Posted: October 29, 2018 October 29, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsEL CAJON (KUSI) – Heartland Fire and Rescue’s newest Fire Chief isn’t just in charge of one department, but three fire departments.La Mesa, El Cajon, and Lemon Grove are all under the umbrella of Heartland Fire and Rescue.Chief Steve Swaney was sworn in on October 13th, and officially took over firefighting in the East County on the 20th.The veteran firefighter was most recently a Heartland Division Chief.
Kolkata: The Urban Development and Municipal Affairs department has tied up with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to develop a model project on solid waste management involving six municipalities in Hooghly.The model may be adopted by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) after seeing its success, said Mayor Firhad Hakim, who is also the minister of urban development, on Tuesday. Hakim held a meeting with the senior officials of JICA at KMC’s headquarter in this regard. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeJICA has already allotted a fund of Rs 170 crore for the project. It would extend technical assistance to various municipalities in Hooghly. After the meeting, Hakim said there are some problems regarding segregation of solid wastes under various municipal areas. Through the new project, segregation would be done at the source level. A committee has been constituted to look after the overall project. Uttarpara Municipality will help other municipalities in the district, as it has already started segregating solid wastes. The initial target is to achieve 100 percent segregation of the wastes. To make it a sustainable process, KMDA has formed a committee with the chairman of all the six municipalities, Hakim maintained. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedHe also said that it would be done in a scientific manner, so that biomasses can be sold for producing fertilisers. Rag pickers would be given training so that they can pick the material in a scientific way. According to Hakim, fertilisers should be developed out of 50 percent of the total produce, while 20-30 percent solid wastes would be recycled. The remaining wastes would be dumped on a dumping ground. The KMC may adopt the model. Two laboratories will be set up at Baidyabati, while one will be installed at Uttarpara. “We have held a meeting with JICA. They will provide financial and technical assistance for the project. JICA has also shown interest in a similar project by KMC. We will adopt the project for KMC after the current project achieves 100 percent success. The capacity of the project in the district would be around 200 tonnes, while in the KMC area it would be 6,000 tonnes. KMDA will provide support so that the municipalities can sell the wastes after they are segregated,” Hakim said.
With an aim to propagate cultural ties between India and Vietnam, SEHER in collaboration with Embassy of Vietnam and India International Centre will be organising a day-long Vietnam – India Artists’ Camp, where 10 Vietnamese artists will collaborate with their Indian counterparts to showcase artworks in a special exhibition at India International Centre. The event which will coincide with the visit of Vietnam President to India seeks to strengthen diplomatic ties between the two Nations through art. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe event which is scheduled to take place on March 3, will promise to offer a mesmerising art experience to art enthusiast while providing a sneak peek into the diverse Vietnamese culture.The camp which will be organised in collaboration with the Embassy of Vietnam will witness active participation of Vietnamese artists Dao Thi Lien Huong, Bui Hiru Hung, Ngo Ba Thao, Chu Anh Phuong, Le The Anh, Le Dirc Tung, Doan Van Duc, Ngo Thi Binh Nhi, Nguyen Tien Hung with their Indian partners Tanmoy Samanta, Nupur Kundu, Harshvardhan Swaminathan, Shalina Vichitra, Manish Pushkale, Akhilesh Yadav, Laishram Meena Devi, Kanchan Chander, Gitanjali Sanon, Nin Taneja, Mahula Ghosh and Ranjeeta Kant. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveArt aficionados will get to see live demonstrations while artists will create intricate paintings. Other than the exhibition, the event will also incorporate seminars and live discussions where the artists will interact with the audience while elucidating the commonalities between Indo-Vietnam cultures.”The artists will create works of art to mark diplomatic ties between the two nations. These painters will work together while drawing inspiration from each other’s background and tradition among other things,” said Sanjeev Bhargava, Founder Director of SEHER. The paintings that will be created at the camp, will depict different styles of paintings ranging from contemporary to impressionist to modern and traditional. The artists will participate in several interactions during the day thereby facilitating the exchange and profound understanding of each other’s practices. “Art helps in binding people from different backgrounds and nationalities together. It is one of the best forces to bring harmony, peace, and beauty around people,” Bhargava explained.
Everyone loves hearing a good story, believes performance storyteller-author Shaguna Gahilote, who in 2011 conceptualised ‘Kathakar’, an oral storytelling festival. Its eighth edition, featuring noted names in various genres, will kick off from November 16-18 at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA). Morning sessions will be organised for school children while the evening sessions can be attended by people of all age groups. One of the highlights of the festival will include well-known spiritual figure Sadhguru, founder of Isha Foundation, turn into a storyteller during a session with musician Mohit Chauhan. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFilmmaker Imtiaz Ali and musician Mohit Chauhan will come together to relive memories over kisse’s of Rocksar and kahani’s from childhood. Noted theatre artist Danish Hussain will present an adaptation of ‘Qissa Urdu Ki Aakhri Kitaab Ka’, originally written by Pakistani poet Ibn-e-Insha. Festival co-director Shaguna Gahilote will dramatise the story of Mahatma Gandhi, through a session on ‘Bapu Ki Kahani’, to mark 150 years of the Indian independence leader’s birth anniversary. International storytellers include Godfrey Duncan, who is man behind the storytelling revival in UK, Michal Malinowski, who has helped keep alive the art of storytelling in Poland and Xanthe Gresham and Oxford University alumnus who from teaching to drama went on to become a renowned storyteller. The overseas participants will narrate tales from Africa, Iran, Poland, Greece and India. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe list of Indian storytellers will also include the Phad storytellers from Rajasthan, Pandavani by the powerhouse Ritu Verma, the energetic performance of Shivaji’s Tales in Powada singing, among others. The three-day festival will showcase some of the rare arts forms from India – the dolls theatre by Sudip Gupta from Kolkata; Phad, the scroll storytellers from Rajasthan; Powada, the vibrant storytelling of Shivaji’s tales; and Pandvani by Ritu Verma (who has collaborated with storytellers in the UK). Michal Malinowski, Director of The Storytelling Museum of Poland, will be bringing legends and myths from the European country. To commemorate 150 years of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, Shaguna Gahilote will be performing ‘Bapu Ki Kahani’. Noted theatre artist Danish Hussain will present an adaptation of ‘Qissa Urdu Ki Aakhri Kitaab Ka’, originally written by Pakistani poet Ibn-e-Insha. “Getting children, and even adults, to pick up books is slightly hard. So I started doing these oral storytelling sessions in schools. They were hooked and started seeing books as treasures where stories could be found,” Gahilote, who helms the festival with her sisters Prarthana and Rachna Gahilote, said. Gahilote, who will perform “Bapu Ki Kahani” to commemorate 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth, reiterated that everyone loves to hear a good story and it is something everyone connects to, despite the age. The three-day festival will have spiritual guru Sadhguru, founder of Isha Foundation, in conversation with noted music composer-songwriter Mohit Chauhan, a statement by the organisers said. “Like music, storytelling is the simplest of art forms and also the greatest carrier and upholder of culture. Their shelf life is infinite too,” Chauhan said in a statement. “It will also curate Indian art forms such as the dolls theatre by Sudip Gupta from Kolkata; Rajasthan’s ‘phad’ (scroll) storytelling by Kalyan Joshi; ‘Powada’, the vibrant storytelling of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s tales by Adinath Bapurao Vibhute; and the ‘pandavani’ tales (about the Pandava brothers of Mahabharata) by Ritu Verma,” the statement read. Noted theatre artist Danish Hussain will also present a contemporary adaptation of ‘Qissa Urdu Ki Aakhri Kitaab Ka’, originally written by Pakistani poet Ibn-e-Insha.