LYIT invites people interested in third-level to attend Course Information Day

first_imgIt’s still not too late… That’s the mantra that Letterkenny IT (LYIT) wants to remind people of.You might have just completed your leaving certificate but may be disappointed with your results, or are a graduate who is still trying to seek employment or you might be working but would like to progress your career further? In all of these instances Letterkenny IT can help and would relish the opportunity to sit down with you and talk through your options.This coming Wednesday, 24 August, LYIT is hosting a Course Information Day from 11 am – 4 pm in both our Letterkenny and Killybegs campuses. At our Course Information Day, you can meet with us to discuss the courses that are currently on offer through CAO Available Places.These may be new courses that opened for application after the Change of Mind deadline, or other courses where there are still places available.We also have a wide range of full-time postgraduate courses that are comparable to any other institution or university throughout Ireland or abroad. We offer an extensive range of flexible learning opportunities part-time in a variety of interesting areas such as Languages, Fashion, Construction, Business, Marketing, Tourism and Hospitality, Culinary Arts, Science, and Sports Nutrition.  We have a course option suitable for all learners from preparatory studies, accredited Certificates/Diplomas and Degrees right up to Masters level.A representative will be at our Letterkenny campus to discuss these courses with you.Finally, LYIT and the Higher Education Authority are offering a range of free courses for the unemployed and these include Financial Services Technology, Culinary Skills, 3D Modelling & Animation, Computing, Tourism Destination Marketing, Digital Construction and Governance & Compliance in Financial Services. A representative will be at our Letterkenny campus to discuss these courses with you.So why not come along to our Course Information Day this Wednesday to discuss your options with our staff? We look forward to meeting you.LYIT invites people interested in third-level to attend Course Information Day was last modified: August 19th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:CAOCollegeletterkennyLYITResultsUniversitylast_img read more

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Elections 2019: Canning, Donaghey and Murray elected on first count in south Inishowen

first_imgPaul Canning, Rena Donaghey and Jack Murray have all retained their seats in the south Inishowen electoral area.Fianna Fáil’s Paul Canning topped the poll with 1,720 votes, followed by Fianna Fail’s Rena Donaghey on 1,436 and Sinn Fein’s Jack Murray close behind on 1,414.Jack Murray celebrates his victory with his familyThe quota was 1412 votes. Nicholas Crossan is currently sitting on 1,183, while Sinn Fein looks set to add a second councillor in south Inishowen with Terry Crossan currently sitting on 808 votes.Paul Canning with his wife and daughterMickey Doherty is in danger of losing his seat with 532 votes.Elections 2019: Canning, Donaghey and Murray elected on first count in south Inishowen was last modified: May 26th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

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Zaidi to clash with Bochy? Dodgers manager says that’s ‘unfair’

first_imgLAS VEGAS–No manager in the big leagues boasts a résumé that compares with Bruce Bochy.The three-time World Series champion is entering his 25th season at the helm of a major league club and his 13th in San Francisco.Though the Giants elected to part ways with former general manager Bobby Evans at the end of a disappointing 2018 season, team CEO Larry Baer provided Bochy with the assurance that he would return for the final year of his contract regardless of who the Giants hired to replace …last_img

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“Guwisti and mom” Geocaching Through the Fog of Alzheimer’s

first_imgShare with your Friends:More A record day for Carol and Kristie (Guwisti and mom) with 52 findsCrumpled geocaching log sheets record simple, even fragile moments. Laughter, singing to classic country music and victorious thumbs-ups roll into three words for a daughter and her best geocaching partner. They sign logbooks with, “Guwisti and mom”.  If you’ve geocached around Arkansas in the United States, you’ve probably read those three words on geocache log sheets for years.But Kristie Boucheer Moore says all those geocaches are becoming flickers of half-remembered moments from her mom. “Her Alzheimer’s began a couple of years ago and has slowly progressed… She has problems remembering recent events and tends to repeat herself. She’ll ask me a question and say, ‘I’ve probably already asked you that, huh?’ And then she laughs. I don’t mind. She has a childlike exuberance which is infectious.”Kristie began geocaching in 2010. The librarian happened upon something called, “geocaching” in an article. Soon she and her husband found their first geocache. She said they’ve been hooked on the outdoor adventure ever since.Carol and KristieAfter her father’s death Kristie searched for ways to spend time with her mom. “My husband and I told her about our new hobby and she thought it sounded silly. We took her to find an ammo can and she found a plastic grasshopper inside as SWAG and has loved it ever since! This was when she was in the very early stages and quite independent. She’d go caching with us every once in awhile, but not as much as she does now.”The more Alzheimer’s becomes part of their lives, the more they find themselves searching for geocaches, “You really have no idea how much my mom means to me or how much we love geocaching together!! I am so happy my mom and I have found ‘our thing’ to do together.”“Guwisti and mom” is now appearing on geocaching log sheets at a record pace. They recently broke their record and found 52 geocaches in one day.“It’s definitely me and her time, my husband will usually go have ‘guy time’ and mom and I go caching. We usually go on weekends, in fact when I call her on Saturday morning she always asks, ‘any new caches?!’ She thinks all caches are a First to Find opportunity.”Carol has also discovered she’s part of a larger community where she’s welcome to just be herself. Kristie says, “She loves all types of caches and she goes to events with us as well, she might not talk much anymore but she loves being around everyone and hearing their stories.”The quiet stops when Kristie and Carol start driving to their next geocache, “Caching has given us a way to connect in the outdoors. My mom has never met a stranger, all her neighbors love her and help look after her. Since developing Alzheimer’s she’s quieter in group situations. But she sure talks a bunch while we’re out caching. I’ve heard more about her childhood than I ever have. She loves to sing and we listen to old classic country and sing while we cache.”It’s the activity of geocaching that Kristie believes builds something stronger than memories. They’re focusing on the moment being lived, not the moments that have been lost, “It’s a great opportunity to spend quality time with a parent who honestly might not even remember your name in another year or so. We’re creating memories out there and while she might not remember exactly what happened, I think she will remember the happy feelings and general good times. I will always treasure the memories made while out caching with my mom. It is also, I suppose, a stress free time for both us. She’s not worried about remembering something she has forgotten and I can step out of the role of caregiver for a few hours. Geocaching has us both looking for something that neither one of us knows where it is. It lets us live in the moment.”Carol and Kristie SharePrint RelatedFeatured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”July Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsJuly 20, 2012In “Community”Kids, Geocaching and Lava – A Parent’s Guide to Geocaching with KidsJuly 9, 2010In “Learn”last_img read more

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The Problem With Skin Flakes in Your Air Conditioner

first_imgI never read Robert Fulghum’s book, All I Ever Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, but I have a clear memory of learning about one thing in the book:  Most of the dust floating around our homes is actually made up of skin flakes.  Now, I don’t know if that memory is accurate (maybe it wasn’t from Fulghum’s book?), but I have found out that this tantalizing “fact” about dust and skin flakes isn’t true.  Household dust, it turns out, isn’t made up largely of skin flakes.  (See this article about a 2009 study on household dust.)Household dust and air conditioner coilsThat doesn’t really let skin flakes off the hook, though.  There’s still enough of them floating around that they can cause a problem if they find their way into your air conditioner. RELATED ARTICLESAll About Indoor Air QualityAll About Air PurifiersVentilation Rates and Human HealthHVAC technicians deal with dirty coils all the time.  See that photo at the top?  That’s a really bad one.  Almost no air can get through all that gunk.  I did a kind of postmortem on that coil a few years ago, but my focus was on the performance of the air conditioner, not indoor air quality.Just so you know what an air conditioner’s evaporator coil is supposed to look like, here’s a photo of a nice, clean coil.  No gunk.  No sludge.  Just a bit of water that had condensed on the cold metal fins on that summer day in Atlanta.  Air can move through the coil.A clean air conditioner coil with no skin flakes. [Photo credit: Energy Vanguard]Now look again at the photo at the top of this article.  When dirt gets pulled into the duct system and can make it all the way to the coil, that’s what can happen over time.  It’s a mix of all kinds of things.  A lot of it is particles (pollen, dirt, dead bug parts…) that find their way into the house from outdoors.  Another big chunk is carpet fibers in homes with carpet.  Then there’s pet dander.  And skin flakes.When that stuff gets pulled into an air conditioner and finds a wet coil, it sticks.  Over time, that gunk creates its own little ecosystem because guess what:  There’s life in them there particles!  My friend Kristof Irwin has discussed this issue of the microbiome in his Building Science Podcast more than once.  (And that’s only one reason you should go listen and subscribe!)The problem with skin flakesAt the end of 2017, researchers in Hong Kong published a paper titled, Skin squames contribute to ammonia and volatile fatty acid production from bacteria colonizing in air‐cooling units with odor complaints.  Squames are what I’ve been calling flakes; they’re pieces of skin that fall off our bodies all the time.  The plain English translation of the title would be:  Skin Flakes and bacteria combine in your air conditioner to create bad odors.  (Here’s a nice summary of the paper.)Skin flakes have proteins in them.  Bacteria, which are everywhere, chow down on the proteins.  An eventual waste product from this process is ammonia.  So if you ever smell something like urine coming from the air conditioner, this could be the reason.But wait… there’s more!  In addition to the proteins, skin flakes also have fatty acids.  That leads to another bacteria chow-down with a different waste product smell:  body odor.What can you do to keep these urine and BO smells from emanating from your air conditioner?  It’s pretty easy.  Make sure your return ducts are sealed and that you have a good filter with no bypass.  Just a few months ago I wrote about seven reasons your filter isn’t doing its job.  Fix those problems and use a good, high-MERV filter designed properly to have a low pressure drop. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, building science consultant, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. You can follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard.last_img read more

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LOOP Wraps Up Second VLCC Loading Operation

first_imgzoom Louisiana Offshore Oil Port LLC (LOOP) has completed the second very large crude carrier (VLCC) loading operation at its deepwater port, located 18 miles off the coast of Port Fourchon, Louisiana.The vessel in question is the VLCC Nave Photon, which was chartered by Houston-based Shell Trading Company US, Reuters said citing sources close to the matter.AIS data from Marine Traffic shows that the 297,395 dwt unit departed the port on March 24. Reuters added that Nave Photon is taking the cargo to Asia.LOOP, the owner of the only U.S. crude oil deepwater port, loaded its first Supertanker, the Saudi Arabian-flagged very large crude carrier (VLCC) Shaden, in February.The VLCC, which was previously used at the facility for test loading of crude oil, left LOOP on February 18 carrying 2 million barrels of oil and is expected to arrive in Rizhao, China by mid-April.last_img read more

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