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

Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: November 25, 2016

first_imgCreate mockups for smartphones, tablets, and laptops easily with the free Mockuuups desktop app for Mac and Windows. Also available as a premium app ($48) with support for Sketch & Photoshop import. With this useful wireframe checklist from Edric Lapniramai, you’ll stay on top of your wireframe process. Good discussion in the comments.Cathy Pearl takes a closer look at voice user interfaces (VUI) in this excerpt from Chapter 2 of her book Designing Voice User Interfaces. Would you add anything to the list?These 4 problems I see in many designs I come across often #uxLow contrastOveruse of uppercaseLack of whitespaceInconsistent spacing— Jitendra Vyas (@jitendravyas) November 23, 2016 In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll find a useful wireframe guide, learn why JavaScript is not the enemy of accessibility, discover how to use CSS inheritance in your designs, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my favorite user experience, accessibility, WordPress, CSS, and HTML posts I’ve read in the past week. Hope you find the resources helpful in your projects!Want more resources like these on a daily basis? Follow me @redcrew on Twitter. Tweet of the WeekFor what are we born if not to aid one another? – Ernest Hemingway #quote #ThankfulThursday pic.twitter.com/kOjOwWulkj— Antonio Vieira Santos #️⃣#YourExpert🦉 (@AkwyZ) November 24, 2016User ExperienceDelight and usability in the services/products you create are a delicate balance. Make sure your delightful details don’t get in the way of usability.Delight has a shelf life, and even the most delightful details can start feeling stale after a while. Did you know how a11y on Twitter came to stand for accessibility? It’s a numeronym, a word that can be partially represented by numbers.WordPressThe WordPress 4.7 release candidate is available. With an expected ship date of December 6, 2016, they could use your help to test it (non-production sites only!). Have you ever wanted to remove all comments from your WordPress blog? If you’re heading to WordCamp US 2017, check out ThemeIsle’s post for everything you need to know before attending. Learn how to price your WordPress services appropriately so you don’t undercharge for projects.CSS and HTMLHeydon Pickering’s post on CSS inheritance is a reminder of the power of CSS as he walks you through the cascade, inheritance, and scope. It’s a long read, but Pickering’s post is my favorite post of the week. Remember to create fallbacks:If you’re loading your site’s content via JavaScript, you need a fallback for that content. HTML comes to mind. You may have heard of it.— Ian Devlin (@iandevlin) November 23, 2016 AccessibilityLuiz Perez shares his first impressions of VoiceOver on a MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar as he explains the buttons, gestures, and keyboard shortcuts.JavaScript is not the enemy of accessibility, says Marco Zehe in response to Jeffrey Zeldman’s post about this year’s Blue Beanie Day.To the web professionals working on accessibility, but whose work we may not know of:My thanks to all the unsung heroes of #a11y, designers and developers whom we never hear of but bc of their work tech is so much more usable— Victor Tsaran (@vick08) November 24, 2016 Hard to believe it’s been ten years since the first Blue Beanie Day. Now it’s more important than ever says Jeffrey Zeldman, one of the leaders in web standards.One small thing designers and developers can do is to make accessibility and usability Job 1 on every project. What an easy tool to use! The SimpleCSS online tool allows you to generate media queries for specific devices. What I Found InterestingI’ve used all but six of LifeHacker’s list of 50 free apps they’re thankful for. How about you?In-depth review of Mac vs. Windows computers as Jonathan Mosen explains why he’s saying goodbye to the Mac. It’s not for one reason, rather a combination of reasons: hardware, productivity, and accessibility. Did the U.S. election get you fired up to take action on a topic important to you? This infographic from Cordelia Dillon guides you through calling your representatives in government. If you like what you’ve read today, share the post with your colleagues and friends.Want to make sure you don’t miss out on updates? Subscribe to get notified when new posts are published.Did I miss some resources you found this week? I’d love to see them! Post them in the comments below.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedOctober 19, 2018 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn about the relationship between information architecture and content strategy, find pragmatic rules for web accessibility, discover how and why you would use negative grid lines in CSS Grid, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I…In “Web design & development links”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: June 16, 2017In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn what Alan Cooper has to say about conversational interfaces, find out how to navigate a website with a keyboard, discover how to use fr in CSS Grid, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish…In “Web design & development links”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: January 2, 2015Welcome to the new year! If this is your first time visiting my blog, each Friday I publish a weekly roundup of the latest web design and development resources for user experience, accessibility, WordPress, CSS, HTML, and responsive design. In this week’s roundup, you’ll learn four simple ways to improve…In “Web design & development links”last_img read more

Woman killed in downtown Columbia crash

first_imgA deadly crash over the weekend has left a woman dead.Katie Paul, 25, died Saturday night after she and Patricia Beasley, 25, were hit on Ash Street in downtown Columbia Saturday morning just after midnight.According to Columbia police, Kelsey Stephens, 25, was driving east on Ash at Eighth Street, and hit Paul and Beasley while they were walking south across Ash on the east side of Eighth.Law enforcement said it’s still investigating whether Stephens was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash.At last check, Beasley was in critical condition.last_img read more