Armed Robbers Attack Bardnersville Township

first_imgArmed robbers early last Thursday morning attacked Gaye Dukpaye Community in Bardnersville Township, injuring an 18 year-old man and making away with several valuables plus cash. The incident occurred around 2 a.m. in Josiah Estate situated on the fringes of the Bardnersville Housing Estate and adjacent to the Bardnersville Cemetery.The alleged robbers, who were said to be ten in number, fired three rounds from a single barrel gun before breaking into two houses and making away with valuables before police arrived. The wounded were taken to hospital as police launched an investigation, frightened residents said. They broke into the home of Mr. Naisehkar Glauseay, the Quality Assurance Manager at Liberia Revenue Authority (currently on leave in Kenya) before extending their mission to his next door neighbor, Thomas Wesseh Sullie, who has been suffering from hypertension for the last several years. “I’m glad that nothing happened to me,” he said.The robbers looted a large flat screen TV, a lap top, clothes and other valuables from the Glauseay house and took an unspecified amount of cash in Liberian and United States dollars from Wesseh’s home, before injuring his 18-year-old son, Thomas Wesseh Sullie, Jr on his chest with a machete. Sullie, Jr is a senior at the Canterbury Episcopal High School in Bardnersville.“They did not really come to us,” Wesseh explained. “They came to Mr. Glauseay’s house, but because we were shouting rogue, rogue, they got angry and attacked us.”Wesseh said the robbers broke into his house through the back door. “They took away the school’s money my wife brought home because she is the registrar at Watt Daycare School in Bardnersville. Then, they cut my son on the right side of his chest.” T-Wee, as Wesseh is popularly called, is a former Executive Mansion employee who was downsized and later suffered a stroke in the aftermath almost a decade ago. He has not fully recovered. He said one of the attackers recognized him. “The Papay is sick. Let us leave him and go,” he quoted one of the robbers as saying.“I thank God that we did not lose a life. These guys were armed with single barrel guns. We need to reactivate the vigilante group to protect ourselves like we have done in the past,” advised T-Wee.Meanwhile Glauseay in a telephone conversation from Nairobi, Kenya, said “I hope the attack did not target me. Because they came directly to me, according to information and that alone is worrisome. I am equally horrified like the rest of my neighbors.”Police, who are reportedly investigating the incident, took away three empty single barrel shells and a statement from victims and community members. The community chair, Benedict N. Broplen, said they are particularly angry with the LNP which failed to come to their rescue in time, when called upon.Community residents are said to be in extreme fear. Besides petty theft, no incident of armed robbery has occurred in the Gaye Dukpaye Community for the last 25 years, residents said. “The whole community is scared and discussing the situation. This kind of thing has never happened here before,” Wilvena G. Dweh, a student journalist said.“I’m shocked and worried,” said community vice chairperson Col. Elizabeth Harmon of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization.Chairman Broplen said he will call a general meeting to galvanize the community youth to reorganize the community night watch team.“We have to get on our feet to protect our community,” Abbas J. Gbollie, the community youth chair added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Dortmund hit out at Wenger over Aubameyang

first_img0Shares0000Dortmund dropped star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, pictured here, from the squad for their Bundesliga match against Stuttgart on November 17, 2017DORTMUND, Germany, Jan 19- Borussia Dortmund have taken a swipe at Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger for suggesting that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would flourish at the Emirates Stadium.The Gabon international has been linked with a move away from Signal Iduna Park once more with the advent of the January transfer window and is rumoured to be on he Gunners’ radar. Wenger confirmed on Thursday that Alexis Sanchez is close to joining Manchester United in deal that would see Henrikh Mkhitaryan move in the opposite direction, and he refused to rule out a move for Aubameyang this month but said “nothing else is close”.His comments have not gone down well with Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc, who feels the Frenchman would be better served focusing his efforts on turning around a five-match winless run.“We think it’s disrespectful to talk like this about other players. There is no contact with Arsenal,” insisted Zorc.“We assume that Mr Wenger has enough to do with the performance of his own players.”The 28-year-old striker has scored 20 goals in all competitions for Peter Stoger’s side this season, but missed the goalless draw with Wolfsburg on Sunday for disciplinary reasons.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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COUNCIL HONOURS DONEGAL WOMAN MADE LORD PROVOST OF GLASGOW

first_imgCllr. Sadie Docherty a woman with strong family roots in West Donegal, who holds the prestigious role of Lord Provost of Glasgow, is to be honoured with a Civic Reception at Donegal County Council in Lifford on Tuesday next.She is only the fourth woman in history to hold the position of Lord Provost of Glasgow since the year 1450. The Lord Provost is also Lord-Lieutenant of Glasgow, and therefore the Queen’s official representative in the City. In this capacity, the Lord Provost hosts visits by all members of the Royal Family to Glasgow, and events relating to the armed forcesCllr. Sadie Docherty, whose father came from Carrickataskin in Gweedore and immigrated to Scotland in the mid 1950’s, was first elected as a Labour Councillor in 2007. She has made a strong impact on the city with over a half a million residents and retained her seat in the recent local elections. Speaking of her Donegal connections the Lord Provost has said ‘I am proud of my Donegal lineage. Both my parents and grandparents are from Gweedore which is a wonderful part of the world and my husband, Willie and I remain regular visitors.’The Mayor of Donegal Cllr. Frank McBrearty Jnr is delighted to be in a position to honour the Lord Provost on this occasion.“Cllr Sadie Docherty is a wonderful ambassador for Donegal and is always positive and proud of her connections to our county. She has been to the fore in promoting and supporting Donegal and its reputation in this the year of the Irish Gathering.“This is a great opportunity for us to recognise the achievements of Cllr Docherty and to acknowledge our appreciation and thanks for helping to promote our county and reputation across the water”. Cllr. Sadie Docherty will be honoured at a civic reception in the County House Lifford, on Tuesday 7 May at 3.00pm. This Civic Reception will be hosted by the Mayor Cllr. Frank McBrearty Jnr and the members of Donegal County Council. COUNCIL HONOURS DONEGAL WOMAN MADE LORD PROVOST OF GLASGOW was last modified: May 3rd, 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:civic receptionCLLR SADIE DOHERTYLORD PROVOSTlast_img read more

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FOOTBALL: DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE MATCH REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE REPORTSOld Orchard Inn Division OneKilmacrennan Celtic Reserves 1 Castlefin Celtic Reserves 3 Kilmacrennan hosted Castlefin on Saturday afternoon at Lurgy Park. A quiet first half ended 0-0, chances were very limited for both teams. Castlefin got the first goal of the match just 5 minutes into the second half when John Mc Granaghan headed in from a well worked free kick. Kilmacrennan applied some pressure and got their reward after an hour. Paul Mc Eldowney rose well at the back post to head in Steve McElwaine’s corner. The game opened up after this with both teams creating chances. Mark Lafferty struck for Castlefin with 5 minutes to go with a good finish from the edge of the box. Kilmacrennan were pushing, trying to get a late equaliser, but were dealt another blow in the last minute when Mark Lafferty tucked in a rebound after a brave save from Kilmacrennan keeper Damien Crossan.Best for Kilmacrennan: Jimmy Mc Elwaine. Good team performance from Castlefin.Fintown Harps AFC 1 Glenea United Reserves 1This game took place at Pairc Acla in Fintown. In perfect playing conditions the Harps took the lead on the 10th minute when Stephen Molloy crossed a ball in from the right wing and it slipped into the back of the net. Fintown continued to create scoring opportunities but were unsuccessful. Then with Two minutes left on the clock Glenea came within inches of making it all level but JP Breslin did very well to clear it off the line. The second half started well for the Glenea men. They got the equaliser in the 10th minute of the second half when the ball came to Tommy Rodgers, after good team work, and he smashed it into the Fintown goal. In the 25th minute of the second half Fintown were awarded a penalty from a handball in the box. Daragh Gallagher stood up to the ball but sent it to the left and wide. The Harps pushed hard at the end to get a winner but to no avail. The game finished all level in Fintown.Team performance by both teams. Referee : Barry HunterMulroy Celtic 2 Glencar Celtic 4The home side went into this really needing the win after slipping down the league after a poor run of results, however it was the away side that left Tri a Loch with all three points. They achieved their victory mainly because they were superior throughout. It was Mulroy who broke the deadlock from the spot after Griffin ghosted past three defenders only for the last man to take him down inside the box, he got up to dispatch the penalty himself. Glencar produced numerous chances but couldn’t get past the home net minder. Glencar equalized when they broke from a Mulroy corner and their centre forward dispatched the ball well with a diving header. The second goal followed soon after when a corner was whipped in which wasn’t dealt with and the ball ended up in the back of the net. Mulroy attempted to rally but two more mistakes killed the game off. Glencar’s forwards never gave the home defence a seconds peace all day, Mulroy got a glimmer of hope when Sonic unleashed a dipping shot from outside the box which flashed in off the bar. Their optimism was short lived as another defensive slip let the away side in again for another fine finish. Paul Sonic Coyle impressed for the home side, the spine of Glencar were very effective.Glencar Inn Division Two Donegal Town Reserves 1 Glenree United Reserves 0Downtown Cup Group ATullyvinney Rovers 1 Erne Wanderers 9Tullyvinney entertained high flying Erne Wanderers w3ho opened their scoring account in the second minute of the game when goal machine Sticky Ward finished off a fine move with a fierce shot from twelve yards out. Tullyvinney’s young and inexperienced side then settled but Erne kept them on the back foot for the first fifteen minutes with Adam Gardiner and Martin Alexander having a couple of chances but failing to register. In the twenty-second minute Dermot Slevin unleashed a fierce shot which was parried by the Tullyvinney keeper Thomas McBride unfortunately into the path of the inrushing Eamon Cleary. In the thirtieth minute Eamon Cleary registered Erne’s third goal after a fine passing move down the right hand side. Johnny Corcoran scored Tullyvinney’s only goal in the thirty-ninth minute with a well placed shot from twenty-five yards into the top corner of the net. The score at half- time was 3-1. In the second half despite hard work by Tullyvinney they couldn’t handle the experienced Erne Wanderers outfit with Sticky Ward registering four more goals one of which was a spectacular overhead kick from the edge of the eighteen yard box. Diarmuid Spratt rounded off a fine performance in the seventy-first minute when he scored and David Dolan put the icing on the cake for the Erne side when he scored in the eighty-ninth minute. Gallant team performance from Tullyvinney but outstanding for Erne were Sticky Ward and Dermot Slevin.Referee: Michael MulhernMilford United Reserves 1 Cranford United Reserves 2Milford had to travel again for this home fixture to Cranford Park and came home empty handed. Cranford opened the scoring after 10 minutes when Dale McFadden shot low to the corner from 10 yards after a poor clearance. Milford applied the pressure for the rest of the half but weren’t able to turn possession into goals. The second half continued with Milford on the attack but found Barney Logue in the Cranford nets in fine form. The equaliser came with 20 minutes remaining when Jason Mc Conigley tucked the ball away after another goal mouth scramble. With Milford pressing for the winner they were caught on the counterattack with a well taken goal from Johnny Wilhare who beat the keeper from 30 yards to seal the points for Cranford.Downtown Cup Group C Ramelton Mariners 0 Deele Harps 1Gweedore United Reserves 2 Downtown United 1This game played at Carrickboyle in good conditions saw the home side claim their second consecutive win in the cup thanks to good finishes from Sean Paul Mc Mahon and Stephen O’ Donnell. The game started with the hosts coming close after just two minutes however Downtown scrambled the ball clear. The visitors began to settle well and went close on 8 minutes however Johnny Gallagher saved well from Niall Bonner. In the 20th minute the home side went in front when a long pass fell to Sean Paul Mc Mahon who shot well past the Downtown Keeper to make it 1-0. Downtown went at United following that goal and saw good efforts from Niall Bonner and Gio Peoples test Gallagher in the United net. The visitors equalised in the 38th minute when a well delivered corner from Bonner was headed into the back of the net by Sean Sweeney. Downtown thought they went ahead in the 44th minute when Sweeney shot well, however the ball was cleared off the line by Ryan Duggan and it remained 1-1 until half time. The second half saw Downtown win a lot of the possession however they didn’t pose any danger in the final third thanks to a well organised Gweedore defence. The home side got the winner in the 82nd minute when Stephen O’ Donnell finished well from 20 yards following a good pass from his brother Aodh. Sean Sweeney and Niall Bonner played well for Downtown and it was a good spirited team performance from the Carrickboyle men.Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionLagan Harps 2 Glenea United 2In a reversed to Glasserchoo it was the home side that started the brightest and took a two goal lead through goals from Michael Barry and Ryan McFadden. Lagan pulled a goal back through Declan Sweeney. In the 2nd half Lagan equalized through Kevin McHugh. Glenea pushed hard for a winner but were unable get it. Best for Glena were John Harley and Ryan McFadden, while it was a team effort from Lagan Harps.Rathmullan Celtic 3 Castlefin Celtic 1The Seasiders got off to a sensational start after five minutes when a cross was headed down by Eamonn Sheridan to his cousin Oisin McMenamin, who unleashed an unstoppable volley into the bottom corner of the net. The hosts doubled their advantage on 18 minutes when Aaron Mc Clafferty flicked the ball in to full back Paddy Sheridan who drilled his strike into the bottom corner. The Hoops put the game beyond doubt in the 28th minute when McMenamin crossed into midfield maestro Eoin Sheridan who wrapped up a much needed win for the Hoops with a calm finish inside the area much to the jubilation of the rain-soaked Seaside faithful.The second half saw the visitors, to their credit, up the ante and challenge Curran’s charges with a more positive outlook and some attacking football. Castlefin were finally rewarded for their rich vein of form in the second period when Tourish found the back of the net in the 83rd minute to reduce the deficit with a fine finish from inside the area.Referee: Joe McHughDunkineely Celtic 2 Gweedore Celtic 3In a reversed fixture played at An Screaban, there was late drama as Gweedore edged out Dunkineely. The home team were on top in the early stages and after fourteen minutes went ahead when Jamie Boyle’s ball from the end line eluded the keeper and ended up in the back of the net. The lead was doubled five minutes later when Ownie Mc Garvey’s shot took a deflection and rolled into the net.Ten minutes into the second half Dunkineely were back in the game when Adrian Nesbitt finished off a good move. As the game moved into the last twenty minutes Ronan Boyle levelled when he shot home following a corner.The home side pushed for the winner and during a goalmouth scramble Tomas Diver fired home from close range Best for Gweedore was Danny Curran. A team performance by Dunkineely Referee: Ed MooreWatson Hire Division OneEany Celtic 0 Cappry Rovers 2The visitors went away from Inver with all three points following a hard battle. Both sides had chances in the first half but were unable to make the breakthrough. The teams were still scoreless at half time. Eany had the better of the exchanges at the start of the second half with Seamie Cannon going close on the hour. The breakthrough came in the 65th minute when Kyle Lafferty latched onto a ball played into the box. Eany went close to finding the equaliser on several occasions but were unable to score the elusive goal and Barney Lafferty got the second Cappry goal in injury time.CT Ball Division TwoCopany Rovers 1 Kerrykeel ’71 FC 6Kerrykeel underlined their title credentials with a large win over Copany in a match moved to the Lakeside Center, Ballyshannon. Mark Friel opened the scoring after 18 minutes and the same player netted on 25. Johnny Friel grabbed the third and fourth on 36 and 51 minutes, with Mark Friel completing his hat-trick on 55 minutes. Mark Friel grabbed his fourth on 72 minutes before Paul Clarke netted a late consolation for Copany after 80 minutes. Man of the match was Niall Doherty.Whitestrand United 3 Bonagee United 1Whitestrand were victorious in what was a superb game played in tricky conditions . The muddy pitch and the rain didn’t deter from what was a superb footballing spectacle . In what was really a must win game for the strand they got off to a magnificent start with Shaun Martin finishing superbly to get his first goal of the season . The first half was played at a high tempo throughout with both sides playing some beautiful football but it was Whitestrand that struck again on the stroke of half time. Calvin McGowan whipped in a great corner and Michael Sweeney finished clinically. Bonagee came out all guns blazing for the second half and got a goal back with 25 minutes remaining . The strand came under immense pressure but they were superb with the back four excellent throughout especially Ryan Mc Cleary who played with a maturity beyond his tender age. The strand struck the final and decisive blow thanks once again to the goal scoring machine Michael Sweeney. Sweeney ran onto a sublime through ball from Shauny Gallagher and finished at the second attempt. Whitestrand deserved the three points in what was a pulsating encounter from the first whistle to the last . The strand had heroic performers all over the field with Mc Cleary , Lynch and Sweeney providing a devastating spine to the promotion chasers.DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD Old Orchard Inn Division OneKilmacrennan Celtic Reserves 1 v 3 Castlefin Celtic ReservesFintown Harps AFC 1 v 1 Glenea United ReservesMulroy Celtic 2 v 4 Glencar CelticGlencar Inn Division TwoDonegal Town Reserves 1 v 0 Glenree United ReservesDowntown Cup Group ATullyvinney Rovers 1 v 9 Erne WanderersMilford United Reserves 1 v 2 Cranford United ReservesDowntown Cup Group CRamelton Mariners 0 v 1 Deele HarpsGweedore United Reserves 2 v 1 Downtown UnitedBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionLagan Harps 2 v 2 Glenea UnitedMilford United P v P Kilmacrennan CelticRathmullan Celtic 3 v 1 Castlefin CelticDunkineely Celtic 2 v 3 Gweedore CelticWatson Hire Division OneRaphoe Town P v P Arranmore UnitedDrumoghill FC P v P Curragh AthleticKeadue Rovers P v P Ballybofey UnitedEany Celtic 0 v 2 Cappry RoversCranford United P v P Donegal TownCT Ball Division TwoCopany Rovers 1 v 6 Kerrykeel ’71 FCDunlewy Celtic P v P Drumbar UnitedLetterbarrow Celtic P v P Gweedore UnitedWhitestrand United 3 v 1 Bonagee UnitedDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE FIXTURESSATURDAY 16-2-2013 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Inn Division OneGlencar Celtic v Fintown Harps AFCGlenea United Reserves v Ramelton MarinersCastlefin Celtic Reserves v Erne WanderersMulroy Celtic v Kilmacrennan Celtic ReservesGlencar Inn Division TwoKeadue Rovers Reserves v Downtown UnitedGlenree United Reserves v Cranford United ReservesDowntown Cup Group ATullyvinney Rovers v Milford United ReservesDowntown Cup Group CDeele Harps v Gweedore United ReservesFIXTURES SUNDAY 17-2-2013 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionMilford United v Glenea UnitedGweedore Celtic v Kilmacrennan CelticCastlefin Celtic v St. CatherinesWatson Hire Division OneEany Celtic v Curragh AthleticKeadue Rovers v Drumoghill FCCranford United v Raphoe TownCT Ball Division TwoGweedore United v Convoy ArsenalBonagee United v Dunlewy CelticUlster Junior CupLifford Celtic v Greencastle FC (K.O. 1.30 p.m.)FOOTBALL: DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE MATCH REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: February 10th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:FOOTBALL: DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE MATCH REPORTSRESULTS AND FIXTURESlast_img read more

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NO LAST MINUTE RUSH IN DONEGAL TO PAY HOUSEHOLD TAX

first_imgJUST a few hundred householders in Co Donegal bothered to pay the €100 household tax today – despite the opening of several council offices.A number of peaceful pickets were held around the county, though most protestors had travelled to Dublin by bus earlier this morning.Anti-austerity protestors in Dungloe said it was “extremely quiet” all day with only a handful of people had turned up to pay the charge. The same was reported in Letterkenny, though council sources were trying to stress that 80% of people who are paying are doing so online.Environment Minister Phil Hogan – criticised by members of his own party over his handling of the crisis – said that if there was a “credible alternative” to the €100 household charge then it would have been pursued.“I have sought to protect the most vulnerable in society and have exempted large numbers of groups that are in greatest need,” he claimed.  NO LAST MINUTE RUSH IN DONEGAL TO PAY HOUSEHOLD TAX was last modified: March 31st, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:donegaldaily.comNO LAST MINUTE RUSH IN DONEGAL TO PAY HOUSEHOLDlast_img read more

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LYIT MASTERS IN MARKETING IS CRACKING THE ‘EXPERIENCE’ NUT!

first_imgMichael Margey, Head of School of Business LYIT with Shane Magee, Operations Manager at Errigal Seafood and Sarah Meehan who works with Donegal Tourism. Photo Clive Wasson.It’s the old chestnut that has weighed down graduates over the years.You can’t get experience without a job and you can’t get a job without experience.But now the Letterkenny Institute of Technology is proving it may have just the solution. The LYIT’s postgraduate programmes in business have a strong track record for graduate employment and all include a mentored work placement.That means, the student not only gets to experience a real work environment but they can also bring genuine business expertise to the employer. It’s proven to be a real asset when it comes to offering employers that all-important experience.Furthermore the most recent LYIT Graduate Survey (2013) shows that having a postgraduate qualification gives a significant boost to securing employment, nearly double the level for undergraduate, where 79% of students on business postgraduate programmes secured employment.Michael Margey Head of School of Business explains, “It’s the old chestnut. Employers want a proven track record and graduates need to gain experience. When our graduates go out in the field and demonstrate the value they can bring to an organization, it’s a valuable exchange for both student and employer. In many cases there’s a connection between the companies that postgrads are placed with and students gaining employment. There’s no doubt that overall, the work placement is a huge boost to helping postgrads secure jobs.” He continues, “The MSc in Marketing Practice at the Business School is a 1 year full-time and 2 years part-time course which aims to grow complementary marketing competencies, alongside the graduate’s primary business skills. The curriculum reflects the skills’ deficits identified in the labour market and aims to equip graduates with essential tools to secure employment.” The most recent Forfas Future Skills Report (2014) points to the fact, marketing related skills are very much in demand for organizations to grow and win business, and are currently in short supply. Marketing plays a key role in driving trade and export performance, managing data and social media campaigns, and in driving the competitive consumer goods sector.Shane Magee is Operations Manager at Errigal Seafood, a successful Donegal company located in Carrick which exports shellfish to mainland Europe and as far away as South Korea and Japan. He studied the MSc in Marketing at LYIT and did work placement with Errigal.“The work experience you get on the course, money can’t buy.” He says, “You get the opportunity to put theory into practice and really understand how a company operates and understand the many challenges faced by companies operating in today’s challenging environment. So the result is, employers get a chance to see the value of marketing first hand and how it can benefit their company directly. It’s all about delivering results and showing what you can offer to the company, to make a job for yourself.”In addition he continues, “It’s a great advantage studying the postgrad in Marketing at LYIT since you build up a strong network of people including lecturers, who are a valuable resource, long after you’re finished. Marketing makes you understand the product and who buys it. The marketing audit you conduct whilst on placement covers many aspects of the company and gives you a grasp of its products, markets and customers. I have no doubt the work placement helped me secure the job with Errigal after my studies.”Shane says he feels he benefited much more by being placed with a local company. “Errigal Seafood celebrates 52 years in business this year, employing local people and sourcing a local product which has continuously adapted to supply new markets. That sort of longevity doesn’t happen by accident. There’s a very knowledgeable and committed team here, I am fortunate to have been able learn from them.”Sarah Meehan who works with Donegal Tourism delivering marketing, says the MSc helped to build her confidence. Sarah also mentors and trains micro-businesses in the North West and NI.“It’s a great investment of your time,” she says, “the MSc in Marketing at LYIT is a brilliant course, very practical, which suited me. You get a real glimpse of business issues and how to solve them. The work placement gives you a chance to apply what you’ve learned but also make yourself invaluable to the employer.”“I also believe the Masters has given me tremendous credibility. I can’t rate it highly enough and the lecturers are excellent and really tuned in. I would recommend it to anyone who wishes to pursue a career in marketing and business in general.” LYIT has also recently launched a new ‘Pushing Boundaries’ scholarship scheme which aims to increase access to higher education and postgraduate studies. LYIT is offering up to 30 Masters scholarships if you have the talent, the drive and the initiative to complete your studies. The scholarships have been designed for those students who are in receipt of no other form of financial assistance to study from a grant awarding body. To find out more about the MSc in Marketing Practice and the ‘Pushing Boundraries’ Scholarship scheme, visit lyit.ie, email michael.margey@lyit.ie or contact Rory McMorrow, School of Business Administrator 074 9186211.LYIT MASTERS IN MARKETING IS CRACKING THE ‘EXPERIENCE’ NUT! was last modified: July 8th, 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:donegalexperiencegraduatesLYITMarketinglast_img read more

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Thermodynamics: The Real Theory of Everything

first_imgNeed a theory of everything?  Try thermodynamics.  Mark Haw reviewed a new book by Peter Atkins on the subject in Nature,1 Four Laws that Drive the Universe (Oxford, 2007).  He had high praise for the achievements of the “19th century grandees” Joule, Maxwell and Kelvin:Thermodynamics ought to be the cornerstone of any scientist’s understanding of nature.  Forget superstrings and grand unified theories: thermodynamics is the original ‘theory of everything’.  Or perhaps the ‘theory of what everything does and how it does it’.  Thermodynamics explains the transformation of energy, and nothing happens without that.Though it is impossible to really know thermodynamic theory without mathematics, Haw appreciated the way Atkins conveyed a deep understanding of its concepts without a single equation.  How could any scientist omit learning about such fundamental concepts?The development of thermodynamics in the nineteenth century was the most wide-reaching and fundamental advance since Newton’s mechanics.  It underpinned (albeit some time after the event) the Industrial Revolution, and led the way to statistical mechanics (and hence to statistical quantum mechanics) and to an understanding of phase behaviour, chemical reactions, the astrophysics of stars…to everything, in other words.Or, almost everything.  Haw’s only complaint was that Atkins stopped at the end of the 19th century.  20th century discoveries at the microscopic and nanoscopic levels have been profound.  Now we know that understanding proteins is the key to progress:Proteins do the same job for life that steam engines did for Victorian industry.  Unlike a railway engine, however, the cell is a profoundly non-equilibrium place.  And proteins are not isolated but inextricably bound to the world around them, inescapably prey to brownian motion.Thermodynamics, therefore, is not a dead science.  Much work needs to be done.  There’s a revolution awaiting in the thermodynamics of the cell:Understanding the microscopic, non-equilibrium, open-system thermodynamics of these ‘life engines’ could usher in fascinating discoveries: how life works as a physical process, how we might borrow life’s technology to make our own nanoengines, and how we might transform medicine by replacing broad-spectrum chemical cocktails with medical engineering of proteins.  All this requires twenty-first-century developments in thermodynamics that are no less revolutionary than the nineteenth-century theory.Haw noted that 2007 is the centenary of the death of the great pioneer of thermodynamics, Lord Kelvin.1Mark Haw, “The real ‘theory of everything’,” Nature 449, 286 (20 September 2007) | doi:10.1038/449286a.Sounds like an interesting book.  Good to see the three great Christian physicists of the 19th century still acknowledged as grandees, as indeed they were (read their stories in our online book).  Why do we need a theory of everything (T.O.E.) when we already have one?  Hawking, Susskind et al want to blend quantum mechanics, gravity and dark stuff into their Big T.O.E., but they cannot stub the T.O.E. we already have without pain (08/13/2002).    Budding scientists should stand on the shoulders of giants and learn thermodynamics.  The 4 Laws of TD, especially the first two, show that mass-energy cannot be created or destroyed, and that energy becomes less available to do work over time (law of entropy).  These laws spell doom for theories of evolution (12/30/2005), because they show that the universe is aging and winding down, not progressing (06/08/2005).  Don’t expect Darwinists to find an escape clause in nanoscopic, non-equilibrium situations (07/05/2003).  The kind of order that they need will not come from mechanical laws (10/27/2005, 07/17/2002).  It’s not just order they need: it’s information (12/30/2003).    If the future lies in understanding the thermodynamics of the cell, and if there are as many revolutionary inventions waiting to be discovered as Haw said by imitating cellular machines, then this may be a great field for a young physicist or medical researcher to enter.  Who will become the next Joule, Maxwell or Kelvin?(Visited 127 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Giving power to victims of crime

first_img28 November 2007The launch of the national five-year implementation of the South African Victims Charter is set to give back power to victims of crime in the country and ensure that they are not short-changed by those whose job it is to help them.The Service Charter for Victims of Crime in South Africa, approved by the Cabinet in 2004 and officially launch on 21 November 2007, combines the current legal framework on the rights of victims of crime with the services to be provided to them.It identifies seven key rights for which victims can demand service from the criminal justice system and related service providers like hospitals.Implementation the keyThe Victims Charter sets high aspirational standards for the criminal justice system, but implementation is key to its success, a point that researcher and activist against gender violence Lisa Vetten agrees with.“It’s a good idea and a good initiative,” says Vetten, who works for the Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre to End Violence Against Women. “It is also important to keep the dialogue and partnership open and engage with people.“I think a practical document that sets out rights is useful, but my concern is implementation,” Vetten adds. She says the Minimum Standards on Service for Victims of Crime needs to be more specific to allow victims to know what they can request and the police to know what is required of them.Anticipating this concern, the government has taken steps ensure implementation of the Charter, and work already under way by the justice, crime prevention and security cluster shows that the policy framework is in fact quite realistic.Steps takenChild victim and witness rooms have been created in 35 courts with one-way glass partitions, and 54 Sexual Offences Courts have been established with an average conviction rate to date of 62%.Another 52 new Correctional Supervision Parole Boards were established in 2005 and, for the first time ever in South Africa, victims can make presentations to the Parole Board and attend parole hearings.In 2004, the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit was given priority by the South African Police Service (SAPS). That same year the sexual offences and community affairs unit of the National Prosecuting Authority opened four multidisciplinary Thuthezela Care Centres in support of rape victims.The Charter aims to ensure that victims remain central to the criminal justice process in South Africa, to eliminate “secondary victimisation” from this process.The complementary Minimum Standards on Service for Victims of Crime aims to explain the rights contained in the Victims’ Charter further, and to help make these rights a reality – by giving detailed information to enable victims to exercise their rights and service providers to uphold them.‘People need to know’“The Charter is definitely going to help victims a lot,” says Boitumelo Kekana, a social worker and trauma counsellor who has worked at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation’s victim empowerment programme for the last 10 years.In her daily dealing with clients who are survivors of crimes, Kekana says she frequently finds that people do not know their rights.“Having this kind of information [the Charter] will help empower people instead of them being short-changed,” she says.Kekana says that when she works with child abuse cases, she finds that it is common for parents to report a crime where their child is concerned at a local police station and leave after being told that the case will be investigated.“Parents do not know that they had the right to ask for information, the case number or a contact number of the investigating officer – they often just give up,” Kekana says.Kekana says the Charter, which clearly states that victims have the right to offer information and the right to receive information, will help victims of crimes become educated on their legal, social and medical options.Both the Charter and the Minimum Standards were translated into South Africa’s 11 official languages and Braille and made available on audio-cassette in 2005.Over 20 000 government officials and personnel, police officers and “train-the-trainers” have been trained on the Victims Charter nationally, including the chairperson and vice-chairperson of all the Parole Boards.In 2006, 50 000 victims were prepared for court by 66 trained court preparation officers and the Victims Support Directorate established in 2005 as part of the Department of Justice.Ongoing debateWhen the public consultation on the implementation of the Charter was done earlier this year, the government received submissions from 50 organisations and individuals. Provincial consultations were also held with all government departments on the national implementation plan.Vetten believes that debate around the Charter should be ongoing to ensure that people make best use of it.For example, while the Charter provides for victims who choose to use the criminal justice system, Vetten questions what will happen to victims who choose not to report a crime but still seek counselling or other services.SAPS chief director Susan Pienaar says that while the police cannot render the appropriate services to victims of crime if the crime is not reported – because they would not be aware of the victim’s situation – other services linked to the Charter and the Minimum Standards, for example social services, can be carried out.“One must also note that the right to access information, as set out by the Charter, is not related to reporting a case, and therefore anyone can still request information regarding services for victims of crime, regardless of whether the crime has been reported or they themselves are victims.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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How to Build a ‘Perfect Wall’

first_imgSorry, this wall system isn’t ‘perfect’For starters, Brett Moyer points out, there are three problems with the wall system Homoly is proposing, leaving it something short of perfect. He cites these shortcomings:â— There is “zero moisture buffering capacity.”â— The Zip System is expensive and unlike more traditional methods it relies on tape rather than overlapping layers of material to keep moisture out of the wall. Further, Huber hasn’t revealed what the perm rating of the material is.â— There’s no need to use petrochemical foam where it isn’t needed.Moyer seconds a suggestion from Armando Cobo, who recommends cellulose insulation in the wall cavities rather than foam. As does David Meiland, who says he sees “very little benefit to the foam, especially low-R-value open cell, with a lot of risk and cost if/when something gets wet.”Cobo’s recommended wall would include a weather-resistant barrier (WRB) over the sheathing, then the windows, the rigid foam, a ventilated rainscreen and then the wall cladding. Or, Moyer adds, Homoly could save money and eliminate the flashing issues by using a double wall or a Larsen truss; either system can defeat thermal bridging in the same way that rigid foam does. Where Does the Housewrap Go?Nailing Window Flanges Through FoamFastening Furring Strips to a Foam-Sheathed Wall RELATED MULTIMEDIA PODCAST: The Perfect Wall, Roof, and Slab Why is cellulose better than foam?Homoly, however, isn’t ready to abandon ship on the foam.“It seems to me spraying a wet substance into a wall is just a bad idea in general,” he writes. “Surely the wall insulation will settle over time leaving gaps at the top (physics working against it). It won’t be able to fill cavities like an expanding foam. I would think newspaper will mold if it gets wet.”Open-cell foam, on the other hand, seals cavities more effectively, repels water, and will permit drying if the wall gets wet, Homoly says. Although it doesn’t have the high R-values that closed-cell foam has, it’s more forgiving. “I would certainly pick cellulose over batts,” he adds, “but not over foam.”Cellulose is preferable for a number of reasons, Cobo replies. It has a much lower global-warming impact than foam, should not settle if installed correctly, and it’s cheaper. In addition, cellulose can absorb some moisture at times of high humidity and release it when the air dries out.Although foam makes sense in some situations — at the hard-to-insulate connection between floor joists and rim joist, for example — it’s not the best choice every time.Further, Cobo says, the 1 1/2 in. of rigid foam Homoly is planning is a minimum; 2 in. would be better for the Kansas City climate. “The rigid foam outside of the sheathing and on top of the roof decking for a conditioned attic is for thermal bridging and to keep condensation to build on the inside of the wall and roof sheathing,” Cobo writes. “You also should install your wall and ceiling sheetrock with an Airtight Drywall Approach or ADA.” CONSTRUCTION DETAILS Flashing/Window Installations Andrew Homoly is building a house in Kansas City, Missouri, and plans to use a “perfect wall” system consisting of 2×6 studs, Icynene open-cell foam insulation and an additional 1 1/2-in. layer of rigid foam on the building’s exterior.His question in this Q&A post at GreenBuildingAdvisor concerns the best way to install window and door flashing, and where to install housewrap.“Should the window flanges go over the foam at the window openings or should you line the window openings with a 2×4 so the window can be mounted into a solid piece of wood?” Homoly asks. “This would provide a more stable connection, but negates the benefit of the thermal bridging provided by the foam.”Homoly is planning on using Huber’s Zip wall system under the rigid foam, and applying housewrap over the foam, an approach he recognizes as “a bit overkill” but reassuringly redundant.The debate over how best to attach and flash windows in walls with exterior foam has been going on for years. What does the forum have to say? That’s the topic for this week’s Q&A Spotlight. Attaching windows and sidingOne of the reasons Homoly isn’t eager to increase foam thickness is the difficulty of attaching siding, shingles, and trim. “I could see siding and shingles flying off much easier in high winds (I am in tornado alley),” he writes. “Unless there is some kind of excellent new technique for attachments through this amount of foam, I don’t feel comfortable beyond 1.5 in.”Cobo wonders whether an engineer’s report would be required for attaching Hardie fiber-cement siding through foam any thicker than 1 inch. But GBA senior editor Martin Holladay assures him that the calculations for attaching furring to foam up to 4 in. thick have already been published by FastenMaster. “I think your worries are baseless,” he says.As for installing windows in a wall sheathed with rigid foam insulation, Holladay points to several articles he’s written on the topic. They explain how windows can be installed in the same plane as the back of the siding (“outies”) or in the same plane as the sheathing (“innies”). Both methods can work, and Holladay offers step-by-step instructions in a related blog. Video: Superinsulating a Home with Rigid Foam RELATED ARTICLES Our expert’s opinionWe asked GBA advisor Michael Chandler for his take on this question. Here’s his response:The important thing here is for Andrew to feel comfortable in his house. If he intuitively feels that more than 1 1/2 in. of foam would leave him vulnerable to wind damage, then he should stay with a system that makes him feel comfortable. But in my opinion, he should think through a few other issues.First, he doesn’t need to provide more than 1 1/2 in. of attachment for his window’s nailing flanges, so “outie” windows can hang on 2x2s screwed to the sheathing. Doing this doesn’t “negate” the thermal break at all the studs and rim joists, and you already have the thermal break of the window frame that you are accepting as part of the cost of the solar gain and daylighting.But if he is planning on wrapping the house with OSB, then I would recommend that he question the Huber ZIP and just use regular OSB and housewrap, nail the window flanges to the OSB, and do the regular housewrap detail. Then he can build up exterior jamb extensions and run the foam and tape those seams if he likes — or not. That’s much easier than using flex wrap to get out onto those 2x2s.As for the foam versus cellulose isse, I think it’s a good idea to question spray foam in this assembly. But damp-spray cellulose isn’t the only alternative. You can also do a blown-in-batt approach with a scrim and dense-packed (dry) cellulose or dense-packed (dry) Spider micro-filament fiberglass, either of which has the same R-value as open-cell foam.I prefer the Spider because it doesn’t hold water in the event of a bulk water leak (I’m in hurricane alley, so I relate). At Johns Manville’s Spider website they are all about promoting their damp-spray application but the scrim and dense-packed Spider is cheaper and better in my opinion.Finally, I’m a big fan of double-wall construction. it’s surprisingly inexpensive, storm-worthy, and I think it would be good for your locale. But the extra-thick walls are an acquired taste aesthetically, and if that’s not your thing, the 2x6s with 1 1/2 in. of foam and “innie” windows is a great, if perhaps not perfect, solution.last_img read more

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