Raphoe school to get funding injection for sports hall

first_imgDonegal Minister Joe McHugh has announced that Royal & Prior Comprehensive in Raphoe has secured funding for works on its sports hall.“I am delighted to be able to confirm the news that Royal & Prior has secured financial support for much-needed repairs to its sports hall,” Mr McHugh said.“I have spoken to principal Howard Welch to share the news after the Department of Education confirmed a grant under emergency works for the sports hall. “It is a massive leap forward for the school. The roof is badly in need of being replaced and this grant will give Royal and Prior the security to engage with architects and designers to devise a plan for the hall and to work with the Department to see it through.Mr McHugh, Government Chief Whip, met Mr Welch and visited the school on a number of occasions and also raised the need for major repairs with Education Minister Richard Bruton.Mr McHugh said the school is renowned for the standard of badminton players it has produced – a long line of champions, not least Olympian Chloe Magee who spent many hours in the school sports hall on her long road to international stardom.He said “There are 575 pupils at the school, including 37 boarders, and it is only right that they have facilities that live up to the high standards of sports stars that have been produced here down through the years. “I also want to thank Minister Bruton who is only too well aware of the difficulties that the school has run in to and now the Department is stepping up to the mark to support Royal and Prior, the principal, staff and pupils and their dreams of producing more world beaters.Mr McHugh, Minister for the Irish language, Gaeltacht and the Islands, said: “An agreement like this is a huge boost for Royal and Prior and pupils, parents and staff should know this is recognition that their needs are being heard and acted on.“It sets Royal and Prior on the right path to developing facilities to host badminton events and it will create the right atmosphere to inspire the next generation of champions and olympians.”Raphoe school to get funding injection for sports hall was last modified: September 13th, 2018 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

The Model Minority Myth and Asian American Heritage Month

first_imgThis Blog should not be construed as legal advice or as pertaining to specific factual circumstances. It is Asian American Heritage Month.  As we celebrate the many contributions of Asian Americans, let’s also bury the “model minority myth.”  The myth hurts Asian Americans and here’s why:If you are a model minority, you are not likely to get the help that you very well may need.  When we assume all individuals in a group are stellar, the individuals who need support are less likely to get it.If you are a model minority, then there is an implication that you may be stronger than others.  This can result in bias against individuals who are white or members of other minority groups who, in fact, are stronger when it comes to a particular job opportunity. With the model minority myth may come higher expectations.  Being good is not good enough.  We expect more:  why isn’t this person as successful “as they should be?”  This may result in bias against Asian Americans because of the inflated expectations.When individuals talk about Asian Americans as the model minority, there can be a tendency to focus on math and science.  This may hurt Asian Americans when they apply for jobs that require strong interpersonal skills such as HR.  That is, the myth may create silos for Asian Americans.Let’s acknowledge how much better our world is because of the contributions of Asian Americans without stereotyping about them in a way that sounds benign but is anything but.last_img read more

USS Partners with Mojix to Expand RFID System Offerings

first_imgUSS recently announced the expansion of its electronic article surveillance (EAS) system integration capabilities and offerings to include radio-frequency identification(RFID} technology; made possible through a new partnership with enterprise RFID hardware and software manufacturer and developer,Mojix, Inc.Founded in 2004, California-based Mojix specializes in solution providers and system integrators partnerships to provide customized enterprise RFID system solutions accompanied by trusted installation, integration and maintenance services.USS Chief Technology Officer Robert Simoneau voiced his excitement for the new partnership and technology capabilities, and the possibilities they present for USS’ product development teams.- Sponsor – “This an incredible opportunity for USS to drastically expand our technology and product catalogue,” said Simoneau. “RFID technology is the way of the future,” he continued. “In addition to increasing more-revealing detection and business intelligence, it allows users to make decisions backed by data, resulting in safer and more efficient environments.The MojixViZix™ IoT solution is particularly appealing as it represents a proven middleware platform that is absolutely ready for use by our retail partners.”“By leveraging a partnership with a like-minded, innovation-driven, organization like Mojix, the resulting synergy will meet clients’ unique needs not only now, but well into the future.” Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Rave Reviews for National Science Fair ideas

first_img Amazing Science Ideas & Solutions at FortisTCI Science Fair TCI Police looking for candy & electricity thieves Providenciales, 04 Feb 2016 – The reviews were all the rave for the 15 schools which participated in the 7th Annual Ministry of Education Science Fair sponsored by FortisTCI. Holy Family Academy entered in both the high school and primary school divisions and is always an impressive candidate in the show; this year the high school collected aluminum cans, melted them down and created jewelry, accessories and art. Dr. Malcolm was wowed. “Okay we have so much waste on the side of the road, I believe we should start collecting our cans and take them to Holy Family Academy so that they canuse it and probably sell this grat product; I like what you did with the glitter.”Finally, at least in recent years, a robot. Maranatha Academy did not just present any old robot, theirs, called an Eco-droid would collect garbage and pointed to the future for keeping the TCI clean.“The basic concept is that it will be autonomously controlled by an ultrasonic sensor that senses whatever is in front of it and with the arm attached would be able to pick it up and carry it to the nearest garbage via a GPS system.”Beauty was top of mind for Clement Howell High and Community Christian Academy, both schools used a common plant to create the answer to acne, blemishes and younger, healthier skin. CHHS used Aloe. Dee to CHHS: Did you test this on any human being?“Yes we did, here are the results. This is a day after using the product as you can see, her skin tone got brighter…Dee to CHHS: Did you Photoshop that?“No! (laughter) You can see, some of the blemishes from acne are gone.”Community Christian used Neem. “The Neem soap we have here can do many things, it helps acne by tightening the skin and making the pores smaller and can stop blemishes. If you turn it into gel, you can rub it on your skin.”And as for best use of food… it had to be the primary schoolers of Oseta Jolly; forget about having to dispose of cups and plates after a party, you can now just eat them because of this group, they can be made of JELLO.“Because we used gelatin, gelatin does not have a flavor but after it is refrigerated and is in water it gets just hard and it helps things to stand up. We used the JELLO for it to have flavor, and for it to smell nice.”Spicy food is good, not just to the taste for so many… but now for the heart and it even cuts fat according to the International School.“If you eat more spicy food, you get a process called thermogenesis which makes your cells hotter and burns energy, then you can lose weight and you can reduce the chance of getting a heart attack or stroke.”A water quality test from HJ Robinson High, a recycling of sewer water by Precious Treasures, an experiment to test the potency of every day liquids by Enid Capron, how sea water can be used as energy by both Raymond Gardiner High and TCIPS and a propane and electricity free stove, just in time for hurricane season by Marjorie Basden High were among the contenders at the Science Fair which was held at the Gus Lightbourne Gym on Thursday; it is one of the finale highlights of Education Week in the country. Related Items:clement howell, fortis tci, holy family academy, maranatha academy, national science fair Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Recommended for you FortisTCI reveals Education Week winners Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Capitals rail link with districts to resume by Monday Minister

first_imgRail minister Mujibul Haque said rail communications of the southern and northern parts of the country with the capital city may resume by Monday morning. He said this while talking to reporters on Sunday noon after visiting a damaged rail bridge in Kalihati upazila of Tangail.Earlier, rail communications of the southern and northern parts of the country with the capital city snapped due to a damaged rail bridge in Kalihati upazila of Tangail.Tangail railway stationmaster, Md Jalal Uddin, said the rail bridge over the Pauli river in the upazila was damaged by floodwaters.The authorities noticed the damage immediately after the Dhaka-bound Sundarban Express passed the area around 5:30am on Sunday, the railway official added.last_img read more