Brave business savvy 5th class pupils of Woodlands N.S. stepped into the Dragon’s Den at Loreto Letterkenny this week for a thrilling and entertaining competition.This successful collaboration between primary and post-primary schools was largely made possible by Loreto Business Studies teachers, Miss Mairead Boyle and Miss Noreen McGlynn. Two transition year students also played a vital organising role. Such great business opportunities are made available to young students thanks to Bank of Ireland sponsorship.Loreto Letterkenny/ Woodlands NS Dragons Den event, Thursday 24th January 2019On Thursday last, nine groups of talented primary school students presented and pitched their product ideas to three Loreto pupils who acted as Dragons. The goal of the primary school students was to leave the Den with the best offer they could possibly obtain from the Dragons.The very adept young students did not disappoint with their fantastic, innovative ideas. Along the ideas was clothing with technology that notified someone with diabetes if their blood sugars were low, from a group called Hypo-Vibo.The Clush Covers team created an accessory for football boots that would prevent dirt building up on the bottom of the shoes. This is only a small sample of the ingenious ideas that were included in this event. Each group impressed with prodigious business ideas and their presenting, negotiating and bargaining talents.Each and every group wowed not only the Dragons but everyone in attendance.2nd Year Business students were granted the chance to observe this event and received great inspiration for their own business ideas. The pupils marvelled at the bright young business minds Woodlands has to offer.This event also helped the Woodlands pupils gain confidence and experience in public speaking and gave them an exciting, interactive introduction to the business world.After all projects had been presented, the Dragons faced the tough task of choosing winners.Eventually the Dragons reached a decision but it was noted that all nine groups who had participated did an outstanding job that they should all take much pride in. A prize was given for best boy and best girl presenter. The two winners stood out to the dragons and immensely impressed them.The best product idea was given to MykroBands. This product had an accessory that you attached to an item such as your phone or keys. If lost, an accompanying app would help you locate the missing item. This idea impressed the Dragons greatly and was a well deserving winner.The event was described as a very successful and beneficial initiative to all who attended.Woodlands students got the great opportunity to pitch their business ideas and all at Loreto were enlightened and inspired by the wonderful, bright minds of the Woodlands pupils. This event enabled Loreto Letterkenny and Woodlands N.S. to collaborate together and inspire each other, it allowed both parties to see the wonderful work that goes on in their schools and give great opportunities for their students to learn in a fun, collaborative way.It was evident that the event was largely enjoyed by all and will hopefully promote and encourage more partnership and collaboration between local schools in the future.Woodlands entreprenuers enter Loreto’s Dragons’ Den! – Picture Special was last modified: January 25th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:BusinessDragon’s DenLoreto Letterkennywoodlands ns
As the Raiders embark on a new era with Mike Mayock as general manager and Jon Gruden as head coach, they rid themselves of their former general manager’s right-hand man.Joey Clinkscales, the Raiders’ director of player personnel and Reggie McKenzie’s No. 2, has been fired, the Bay Area News Group has learned.This move was expected after McKenzie’s firing, and Clinkscales, who normally traveled with the team, hadn’t done so since the Raiders let McKenzie go on Dec. 10.“I have 15 years worth …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Speakers were showcased, officer awards were presented, CDE winners were recognized, and parents of state officers were honored in this busy session. Attendees got to hear the Spanish (and English) versions of the FFA Creed and an inspirational message from National Officer Ruth Ann Myers as well. Luce Perez presented the official Spanish verso of the FFA Creed. Jerrett Crowthers, from the Edgewood/Butler Tech FFA (and also a 2015 student reporter) presented the Creed. Equine Science Placement – Elysse Shafer, Clear Fork Valley FFA National officer Ruth Ann Myers was the keynote for the Fourth Session.
Tags:#Apple#Microsoft#mobile#Surface#Windows 8 dan lyons The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces First off: By almost any measure imaginable, Windows 8 is going to be a huge, smash hit. Microsoft’s scale and reach and partnerships with countless hardware OEMs pretty much guarantees they will sell millions of copies of this program. Heck, even Windows Vista, despite its many problems, was a huge seller for Microsoft when it shipped in 2007.But — here’s the thing. Windows 8 represents a big change, and people don’t like change. Faced with a learning curve, a lot of people will just go looking for something else.And, unlike in 2007, right now there are a lot of other good alternatives. The two best alternatives — the Mac and the iPad — come from Apple. Which is why I’m sure people in Cupertino are just loving Metro to death. Because while Metro is going to move a lot of PCs, it’s also going to sell a lot of Macs and iPads.The World Has ChangedKeep in mind that back in 2007 the iPad was still three years away, and the Mac was only beginning to convince mainstream users that it was a credible alternative to a PC. The MacBook Air, a machine that really won people over, hadn’t shipped yet.So in 2007 Microsoft’s customers pretty much had no choice but to suck it up and deal.Windows 8 arrives in a completely different world, where mobile devices are outselling PCs, where the Mac is now seen as perfectly mainstream — they’ll even let you use one at work! — and where, for a lot of people, the iPad is all the computer they need.Consider my dad. He’s retired, and mostly what he wants to do is check email and do some Web browsing. For years he tore his hair out trying to use Windows PCs. Bloatware, crapware, vendorware, malware, applications crashing, crazy stuff happening. It was a pain for me, too, because I’m the one who got the calls asking what was wrong or why was his computer doing such-and-such a thing.Finally last year we got him an iPad. Problem solved. Now he and his wife each have an iPad, as well an iPhone. No more angry calls. Everything just works.I suspect my dad and his wife are not alone. Twice last year I had to fly from Boston, where I live, down to Florida during the winter, when all the “snowbirds” are heading south. The planes were packed with elderly people, and the number one accessory (after Depends) was an iPad. I swear I’ve never seen so many iPads in one place. It seemed as if everyone on the plane had one. There they all sat, looking delighted and feeling all tech-savvy.Add to that the onslaught of Android tablets that are hitting the market and you can see what Microsoft is up against. Surface Is An Alternative, But Also An ExitAnd sure, Microsoft is rolling out its Surface tablet, which represents its own alternative to a PC. But it also represents a potential exit from Windows, because once you start thinking about a tablet, you’re going to shop Surface against the iPad.And in classic Microsoft fashion the company is muddying the waters by rolling out two Surface tablets — one that runs Windows RT, which ships tomorrow, and one that will run “real” Windows and is due to arrive in January. The Windows RT Surface uses an ARM processor and won’t run the same apps as a Windows 8 PC. But the Surface running “real” Windows will.Got that? Thanks for the clarity, Microsoft. I can already imagine a puzzled customer standing in Best Buy, having the Surface explained by some goofball sales kid, and then saying, “Okay, I think I’ll just get the iPad.” Let me repeat: I’m not saying Windows 8 will be a train wreck. But it’s going to be a challenge. Even Microsofties know this and I bet are already hurrying to get Windows 9 polished up.Whether that will help or not remains to be seen. For now, Microsoft just gave Apple a really nice holiday present.What do you think? Are you going to buy Windows 8? Related Posts
With just a day left for filing nominations, the Congress is yet to decide on its candidates for at least nine Assembly segments, including that of the Shimla Rural constituency from where Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh’s son Vikramaditya has filed his nomination papers. The party high command has also not cleared the tickets of children of some of the other senior Congress leaders in view of the opposition within the State unit to the propagation of dynastic politics.The party is also facing some resistance within its ranks to the official candidates, with groups aligned to both the CM and the PCC chief at loggerheads.On Saturday, the Chief Minister reacted to former Congress veteran-turned-BJP leader Sukh Ram’s description of him as a “master manipulator” by saying that the latter has lost his memory with age.Another octogenarian leader Vidya Stokes, who had vacated her Theog seat for the Chief Minister, suddenly fell ill on Saturday and was admitted to the Fortis Hospital in Chandigarh. Mr. Virbhadra Singh, fearing a tougher fight in this constituency, has opted to contest for the Arki Assembly seat in Solan district instead and has already filed his nomination papers from there.The Opposition BJP is also facing dissension, with reports of some rebels getting ready to file nomination papers to contests against the official party nominees, especially in seats such as Kusumpati, Shimla Rural, Solan, Arki, Banjar, Mandi, Bhoranj and Palampur.
Three students from Jaipur have secured the top three positions in the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 for the 19 government-established National Law Universities across the country.The test was conducted by the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi, on May 13. The results were declared on Thursday, a day after the Supreme Court gave the go-ahead.Aman Garg, who scored 159 marks out of 200 in the exam, secured the first position, while Devansh Kaushik and Anmol Gupta secured second and third ranks, respectively, with 157.5 scores each. The test’s legal aptitude section acted as the tie-breaker in case of the identical score.All three of them prepared for the prestigious examination at the same institute. Gunjan Jadiya from Udaipur has secured fourth position in the test. About 54,000 candidates had appeared for CLAT-2018. (EOM)
To address pollution in the Ganga in Kanpur, the Uttar Pradesh government has awarded a ₹893-crore tender to the Shapoorji Pallonji conglomerate. The funds, to be made available from the ₹20,000 crore National Mission for Clean Ganga, will be largely spent on constructing new sewage treatment plants (STPs), repairing old ones and ensuring that these plants operate at their rated capacity for a minimum of 15 years. In Uttar Pradesh, Kanpur is the biggest contributor to pollution in the Ganga. In 2016, 450 MLD (million litres per day) of sewage was generated in Kanpur of which only 140 was treated. This, despite there already being STPs with a capacity of 425 MLD. A poor sewerage network has contributed to this capacity being underutilised and ensuring a cleaner Ganga requires better sewage treatment in the city, according to experts.“This is one of the major projects in the mission,” said Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, Director, NMCG, “and part of the one city-one operator approach that we have adopted.” Unlike previous efforts to clean the Ganga, the NMCG has opted to farm out building of STPs to private contractors instead of the traditional approach of having State bodies run them. As part of this arrangement, the government will fund 40% of the capital costs in the first two years and the rest over 15 years along with operation and maintenance charges.Kanpur zone tenderThe Kanpur zone tender involves building a 30 MLD STP in Pankha, 15 MLD plant in Unnao and 5 MLD plant in Shuklaganj. Along with being operated and maintained for 15 years, an existing 130 MLD plant in Jajmau would be “rehabilitated” as would a 43 MLD STP at Jajmau, a 210 MLD STP at Bingawan and a 42 MLD STP at Sajri. The SP group would also be required to build a network of drain interceptors, sewage pumping stations (systems that ensure sewage which doesn’t make it to sewer lines is mechanically shunted to STPs) and maintain them for 15 years.
A hand ful of spectators at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi.While the nineteenth edition of the Commonwealth Games kicked off on a ‘spectacular’ note, the follow up hasn’t been that impressive. This time, it’s the people of the host city who have been left high and dry after they were unable to get tickets for the sporting venues.In comparison to the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium which was buzzing with over 60,000 spectators at the opening ceremony on Sunday evening, the audience response at the competition venues thereafter has been embarrassingly tepid.On the face of it, the empty stands could be blamed on lack of enthusiasm on part of Delhiites. But Delhiites couldn’t disagree more.Several spectators who managed a ticket to different venues on Tuesday said that they did so with much difficulty. “Online booking, which is one of the most convenient ways to get a ticket, does not seem to be functioning properly.Every time I tried to get a ticket for the wrestling (for Tuesday), the website kept showing some error or the other,” said Maithali Gupta (18), who has come to Delhi from Hyderabad to watch the Games specially. She finally bought her ticket at the venue.A top Indian shooter, who has an event on Wednesday, is finding it hard to organise a ticket for his mother, who has flown in to Delhi to watch her son perform at the Karni Singh shooting range.”There are no tickets available at the venue. What they are saying here is that tickets are available online,” said another shooter.advertisementWhen Mail Today checked the website, tickets for Wednesday for the shooting range had been sold out. “It’s complicated. Outside they tell us the tickets have been sold out. Inside the venues, many of the seats are lying vacant. Then where are the tickets,” questioned another shooter.Commonwealth Games Federation President Michael Fennell pointed out that low spectator turnout at the venues was a cause of concern. At some events, the crowd was outnumbered by the teams and security personnel.”We are working with the OC on how to fill the venues. Both athletes and the organisers want the venues to be full,” Fennell said.CWG OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi assured that steps are being taken to bring in more people to the stadia.”We are working on it. We are planning to bring in schoolchildren and even those from the poorer families to watch the matches. I am sure the problem would now be managing the crowd.”On Tuesday, for instance, at the Indira Gandhi Stadium, the venues for wrestling and cycling, looked lifeless with occupancy standing at less than half during most part of the day.When Mail Today did a spot check at the KD Jadhav Wrestling stadium around 4.40 pm, there were barely a thousand people in the stands, which can accommodate 6,932 people.In fact the number of the media persons and volunteers almost equalled that of the wrestlers.This, ironically, was the response of Delhiites when there was an Indian contestant in each of the three final rounds for the gold medal in Greco- Roman style of wrestling.Though at the gymnastics venue, the number of spectators seemed more encouraging, it still wasn’t enough to fill up half of the capacity of the stadium.The occupancy, in fact, stood at about 40 per cent just before the final round of the day was about to kick off.
Adam Johnson is a long serving volunteer of the South Australian Touch community. He takes on a number of critical roles include Central Scorpions Permit manager, films games at club, state and national level, actively attends and supports SA Heat at NTL’s, NYC and Alliance Cup and supports coaches at training camps, selections and training drills, filming and talent ID. Adams presence at competitions both state and national level and the support and encouragement he gives SA Heat teams continues to make a positive contribution within the Touch Football community.
Trippier insists Spurs remain title challengersby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham defender Kieran Trippier insists they remain title challengers.Spurs meet Everton on Sunday.”Every single game we want to win, our mentality is to get the three points,” said Trippier.”Things are looking good and the last set of results have been perfect for us and we are in every competition at the moment.”It’s another long season ahead, we’re not even at Christmas yet. So I think it’s too early to tell if we are in the title race or if we are going to win the league.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say