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first_imgSean with staff of Our Lady’s Hospital For Sick Children in Crumlin.Little Sean McMenamin and his family have said a huge thank you to the staff of Our Ladys Hospital for sick Children in Crumlin.The Letterkenny lad spent much of his early life at the Dublin hospital undergoing various operations for a heart condition.The McMenamin family decided they wanted to in some way do something in return for the amazing treatment and kindness shown to Sean. Sean’s mum Sheila and her sisters Margaret and Geraldine competed in the ladies mini marathon in Dublin and raised €2,325.This was followed by a karting night and grand display of various motorsport and classic cars in association with the Donegal Motor Club and John Dolan which added another €7,385 to the kitty.Sean’s family have said they are so thankful to everyone who helped them in any way to raise the money which has ben donate dot the hospital.  SEAN’S WONDERFUL 9,710 ‘THANK YOUS’ TO CRUMLIN! was last modified: June 5th, 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:Crumlin’s Children HospitalDonegal Motor ClubletterkennySean McMenaminlast_img read more

BBC Spends Millions Luring Kids From Netflix YouTube

first_img Study: Texting While Walking Alters Your GaitNew Jersey pedestrians may get 15 days in jail for texting while walking Stay on target The BBC is investing an additional £34 million ($44 million) in children’s programming in an effort to lure kids away from competing services.Spread over three years, this extra pocket money enables the UK broadcaster to “reinvent” how it delivers content to its youngest audience.It also helps fund an enhanced online platform.The Beeb already offers iPlayer Kids, a free mobile app designed for minors to easily and safely stream their favorite CBeebies and CBBC shows at home or on the go—”just as children now expect,” the firm said.For eight decades, the BBC has produced popular programs for kids—from the 10-minute-long For the Children to Blue Peter to Junior Bake Off. And it will continue to churn out a mix of live-action and animated content using the majority of its £124.4 million budget (by 2019/20).Some £31.4 million of that, however, allows the British Broadcasting Corporation to boost its BBC Children’s online budget, “reflecting the increasing share of children’s media time spent online and the increasing competition for their attention.”“We’re making BBC Children’s fit for the future, maintaining our world-class channels whilst enhancing our online offer to meet the needs of the next generation,” BBC Director General Tony Hall said in a statement.With the advent of smartphones, tablets, and mobile screens, television is no longer restricted to the home. Modern tech-savvy youngsters are catching up with the latest cartoons on Netflix, YouTube, and, in the UK, NOW TV and iPlayer.“Our audience is rapidly changing, and now more than ever we need to keep up,” Alice Webb, director of BBC Children’s, warned on Tuesday.“We’re home to the most popular kid’s TV channels in the UK, but as our audience increasingly move online it’s our job to stay relevant, inspiring and engaging them on whichever platform they choose,” she said.This week’s budget announcement “means that whilst we’ll continue to make exceptional, distinctive public service UK children’s content across all of our platforms, we’ll also be able to develop a more personal online service that meets the evolving needs of our audience,” Webb added.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more