In Pictures: Dunamase College students return to school as numbers double

first_img By LaoisToday Reporter – 27th August 2018 WhatsApp TAGSDunamase College Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Twitter Twitter Pinterest Community Facebook Pinterest Home News Education In Pictures: Dunamase College students return to school as numbers double NewsEducation Council center_img In Pictures: Dunamase College students return to school as numbers double RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Portlaoise’s newest secondary school opened its doors to begin its second academic year this morning.Dunamase College is located in the centre of Portlaoise town on Railway Street and is strongly technology focused.Principal Aoife Elster revealed that the number of students in the school has now doubled to 80.She said: “It was great to see all of the new faces coming in the door and smiling this morning.“We have 80 students enrolled now between first and second years and we have four extra teachers as a result.”The Railway Street building is a temporary location for the next number of years until a permanent location is secured by the Department of Education.Principal Aoife Elster confirmed to LaoisToday that a number of sites in Portlaoise are currently being looked at.She said: “There has been no progress on this but we are hoping for news this year.“We are very happy with the state of the art building that we are in at present. Students and teachers are well set up here.”Our photographer Julie Anne Miller went along this morning and snapped the new students. Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ WhatsApp Previous articleGardai warn Electric Picnic fans to be cautious of fake ticketsNext articleSadness at the death of well-known Emo woman Anne Moore LaoisToday Reporter Community SEE ALSO – Stage times announced for Electric Picnic Facebook New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official openinglast_img read more

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Odds & Ends: Dear Evan Hansen Album Tops iTunes Chart & More

first_img from $89.00 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Renewed for 4th SeasonNetflix’s stage star-packed series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has officially been renewed for a fourth season! Starring Ellie Kemper alongside Broadway vets Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski, Carol Kane and Sara Chase, the Emmy-nominated series co-created by Mean Girls mastermind Tina Fey will announce a season-four release date soon.Kara Lindsay & Ryan Silverman to Test Out Pride and Prejudice MusicalA handful of Broadway vets will lead a pair of June 19 and 20 industry presentations of Austen’s Pride, a new musical based on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The show, which finds Austen in search of her next novel, will be tested out by Wicked’s Kara Lindsay as Elizabeth Bennet, with Ryan Silverman as Fitzwilliam Darcy, Lisa O’Hare as Jane Austen, Courtney Balan as Cassandra Austen and Cats standout Andy Huntington Jones as George Wickham. Directed by Igor Goldin, the musical features a book, music and lyrics by Lindsay Warren Baker and Amanda Jacobs. Idina Menzel Sings in Trailer for New Frozen FeaturetteYour favorite Frozen characters are returning in time for Thanksgiving! Tony winner Idina Menzel, Tony nominee Josh Gad and Kristen Bell are all set to re-create their voice performances as Elsa, Olaf and Anna, respectively, in the upcoming featurette Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. The all-new short will appear in movie theaters before Disney/Pixar’s Coco beginning on November 22. Disney has offered up a sneak peek at the film, underscored by Menzel previewing a new tune. Dear Evan Hansen Dear Evan Hansen Album Takes No. 1 iTunes SpotSunday’s moving performance from the 2017 Tony-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen has theater lovers wanting more! The musical’s original cast album has hit the no. 1 spot on the iTunes album chart. Now look back on Ben Platt’s Tonys performance of “Waving Through a Window” below and buy the full Atlantic Records album for a tear-filled listening sesh.center_img Related Shows View Commentslast_img read more

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Goal transformed into art: Wenger lauds Giroud’s ‘scorpion’

first_imgChinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Watford 1, Tottenham 4Harry Kane and Dele Alli both scored twice as Tottenham won a fourth consecutive match ahead of Wednesday’s game against Chelsea.“Chelsea arrive in very good shape – us too after the last few games,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said. “It will be a very tough game and a great opportunity for us to try to stop them and try to reduce the gap.“It’s important, I think it’s important for us and for the Premier League to try to win and try to stop them and reduce the gap.”Kane has now scored 59 goals in 100 league games, while Alli has 18 from 51 games. Younes Kaboul scored the stoppage-time consolation for Watford.Monday’s GamesIn the packed festive program, 12 teams who played on Friday or Saturday are back in action on Monday.Liverpool can trim Chelsea’s lead with a victory at relegation-threatened Sunderland, Manchester City hosts Burnley, Manchester United is at West Ham, Everton takes on Southampton, struggling champion Leicester plays at Middlesbrough and Hull faces West Bromwich Albion. –Rob Harris/APSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Spurs beat Watford 4-1 to move into Premier League top 4 Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:46Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post05:19Exclusive interview: Michael Bay ups the action ante in ‘6 Underground’—with 2,000 stunts01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND We are young EDITORS’ PICK “It was an exceptional goal because it was at the end of a fantastic collective movement which our game is about,” Wenger said. “After that it was a reflex. Any goal scorer is ready to take any part of his body to score a goal.”And when such a goal is executed so perfectly, it can light up a stadium — even on a rainy, freezing day.“(Giroud) brings the unexpected and we all come to football to get the unexpected,” Wenger said.Inevitably it overshadowed Iwobi’s 56th-minute header which enabled the hosts to relax against a Palace side one place above the relegation zone.The victory took Arsenal above Manchester City into third place, nine points behind leader Chelsea. Tottenham also took advantage of City losing at Liverpool on Saturday by beating Watford to go into the fourth Champions League place.ADVERTISEMENT Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esportscenter_img PH among economies most vulnerable to virus The ball hit the underside of the crossbar, came down and went over the line to produce one of the most exceptional goals witnessed by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.“That could be remembered as the ‘Giroud goal’ that nobody forgets,” Wenger said after Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace in the English Premier League.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSWe are young“Olivier transformed that goal into art,” Wenger added. “Art because of the surprise, because the beauty of the movement and because the efficiency of the movement – the ball went in.”Giroud’s previous touch before the “scorpion strike” was also a back-heeled flick — the fourth touch in a flowing move launched by Arsenal inside its own half. Giroud squared to Granit Xhaka, who released Alex Iwobi to continue the advance before threading the ball through to Sanchez. Giroud then completed the counterattack in an exquisite manner in the 18th minute. Senators to proceed with review of VFA Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Crystal Palace’s James Tomkins, left, and Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud challenge for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at the Emirates stadium in London, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.(Photo by FRANK AUGSTEIN/AP)LONDON (AP) — With Alexis Sanchez’s cross floating into the penalty area behind him, Olivier Giroud only had one choice: A back-heeled overhead flick.“I was a bit lucky but it was the only thing I could do,” Giroud said. “The ball was behind me and I tried to hit it with a back heel.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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SHRM Helps Break Through Barriers

first_imgby Terry J. GottleibApril 28, 2016 As part of SHRM’s 2016 Annual Conference and Exposition theme of “Breakthrough” we’ve asked SHRM Members and HR professionals to share their “Breakthrough Moments.”  SHRM member Terry J. Gottleib, a senior manager of Human Resources, shares her breakthrough moment and how it’s helped her gain confidence and confidence in her career.    I was thrust into an HR position thirteen years ago by a boss who saw my potential and believed enough in me to take on this huge responsibility.  I had to quickly learn what the heck all the acronyms stood for like HIPPA, FMLA, FSLA, ERISA, etc. and take a crash course in labor law. It was a lot of trial by error for the first few years.While I have had many pivotal moments in my career, the biggest breakthrough moment was when that boss who believed in me left the company abruptly a couple of years ago.  I was at the executive level at the time but was left without my mentor and my support.  The new senior management did not seem to hold a high opinion of HR and the importance it has in company strategy.  I was excluded from meetings and business decisions, my assistant quit, and the employees and I felt lost… for a while.Sure, I started browsing job boards and even went on a few interviews. Then came the “A-HA” moment.  I realized that I had invested too much in the company and its success to abandon my efforts at a time when the employees and the company needed me the most.   I challenged myself to gain the trust of the new boss and help him, along with other trusted managers, to take the company to the next level.  This empowered me to do things I had never done before! I realized that I had freedom to create and execute new initiatives.  I created an MBO review program, developed and rolled out a company-wide employee survey, presented valuable metrics, and, most importantly, I worked on my own professional development.I studied hard for the SHRM-SCP exam for many months and enrolled in a terrific online SHRM prep course with a live trainer. I sweated through the exam.  When I received the confirmation email that I had passed, I literally cried.  Earning this certification validated my knowledge of my craft and my ability to be a senior business partner and decision maker on a global level. I proudly added the SHRM-SCP badge to my email signature and received congratulations from my family, friends, and colleagues.I’m happy to say that I am now a respected member of the team and have a great relationship with senior management.  Determination, knowledge, along with a positive and caring attitude gave me the ability to break through barriers. I hope my experience helps others to empower themselves and overcome obstacles that may seem unsurmountable. Drive your career to the next level and feel great doing it!last_img read more

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W3C Announces MathML 3, New Standards for Math on the Web

first_imgGrowing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Tags:#hack#Tools W3C has announced the third version of its standards for the inclusion of mathematical expressions in Web pages. MathML (Mathematical Markup Language) is aimed to make math on the Web more accessible and more international. While the basic markup remains the same, this version brings to it some improvements for assistive technology, as well as for formulas in languages that are written from right to left. The MathML standard is supported in a number of applications already, beyond just websites – eBooks, equation editors, screen readers, braille displays, and computational software, for example. And it’s part of the larger W3C Open Web Platform, which includes HTML5, CSS and SVG. As browsers expand their support for HTML5, MathML support will be included. This means that embedding math in Web documents will become easier, and math software can more easily publish to HTML.In announcing the new version, W3C stresses three areas: accessibility, education, and international interoperability. As testimony from Adil Allawi, Technical Director of Diwan Software Limited, an Arabic language software publisher makes clear, math – on the Web at least – is yet to be an “international language”: “We have been working for the past five years converting Arabic school books to electronic documents, but we have always faced problems with mathematical books which rely on custom layout and fonts,” he says.An Example of MathMLHere’s an emaple of how MathML works in order to represent the equation “x squared plus 4x plus 4 equals 0 The first example uses presentational tags, the second semantic tags.Presentational tags:Semantic tags: Related Posts 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac…center_img Why You Love Online Quizzes How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? audrey watterslast_img read more

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Lone high school player Gozum overwhelmed in presence of Gilas stars

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “I was so happy. I immediately told my parents that I’m back at Gilas and I won’t waste this chance. Coach Chot invited me to come here and that alone is already an honor for me. I just promise that I’ll give my best and hopefully, I get picked,” he said.Now comes the hard part for the 6-foot-6 center as he tests his mettle against Gilas mainstays like June Mar Fajardo, Calvin Abueva, and Raymond Almazan weekly — a challenge that he’s more than ready to face.“Coach Chot said that what Gilas needs are players with high basketball IQ. You can’t make the same mistakes over and over again, and I realized that I have to learn from the others who are doing it right,” he said.“As a high school player, I know that what I’m working on isn’t enough so I’m motivating myself to reach the same level as to that of my teammates here who are already in college.”ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIn the company of the best basketball players in the country, Will Gozum was left in awe in the company of the best basketball players in the country on Monday at Meralco Gym.“I was starstruck,” Gozum said in Filipino after working out with the big names like Troy Rosario, Japeth Aguilar, Mac Belo, and Carl Bryan Cruz.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims NCAA football: Arellano books finals slot, San Beda stays alive SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais MOST READ LeBron James trains Gilas Pilipinas PLAY LIST 02:46LeBron James trains Gilas Pilipinas00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img “I’m still feeling my way with the plays, trying to figure it out because they already have a smooth transition. I’m just trying to keep up and it’s exhausting.”But the lone high school player to attend the resumption of the Gilas Pilipinas practices rightfully deserved his spot thanks to all of his efforts this past season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingGozum, who was named NCAA Season 93 MVP after averaging 13.8 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.6 blocks for Mapua High School, has emerged as one of the most promising big men in the country. And that piqued the interest of coach Chot Reyes, who included the 18-year-old bruiser in his “23-for-23” list.Despite all of his efforts, Gozum admitted he was still caught by surprise with the call-up for a chance to represent the Philippines again after suiting up in the 2015 Fiba Asia Under-16 Championship in Indonesia. LATEST STORIES PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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CANADAUS THEATRE COMPANY EXPLORES THE BEATLES AND UNIQUE QUEBEC BORDER TOWN

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement A line crossing the Haskell Library and Opera House in Stanstead, Que. marks the border between Canada and the United States. Built in 1901, the library that straddles the international border in Stanstead, Quebec and Derby Line, Vermont, has long been a symbol of harmony between the two countries. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson) Login/Register With: Sitting half in Stanstead, Que., and half in Derby Line, Vt., the Haskell Free Library and Opera House has long been an international meeting place, where Canadian and American citizens can mingle freely across the border line drawn on the floor — as long as they return to the proper country afterwards.But the most talked-about meeting in the border-straddling Victorian-style building is one that never happened at all.When writer Ross Murray moved to Stanstead in 1992, he became fascinated with an outlandish local legend that The Beatles had almost met at the Opera House in the early 1970s to discuss a reunion tour. The rumour, which has persisted despite a lack of evidence it ever happened, is the subject of Murray’s play, All Together Now, which mixes history and fiction to create a comedic homage to the library and the unique realities of his border town — where in some places — a line of flower pots is all that separates Canada and the United States.“It really is a magical place, this library itself, because it serves two communities in two countries,” Murray said, before correcting himself.“No it serves one community in two countries.”Murray’s play, subtitled The possibly true story of a thing that almost happened, includes some historical town characters, including the local librarian and mayor. The Beatles, like in real life, never make an appearance.“The play is not ultimately about the Beatles rumour, it’s about people connecting in the library,” he said.Murray said Stanstead and Derby Line residents are used to being portrayed by journalists and other outsiders, who are drawn to their flower-pot border and commitment to maintaining a community that crosses national boundaries, despite the fact that residents can no longer wander across the border as freely as they used to.center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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Power outage stalls downtown CTrain

first_imgHope you made it in to work okay. FYI, the loss of power to the LRT was not caused by ENMAX but we’re helping get the lines running again.— ENMAX (@ENMAX) September 21, 2017 City of Calgary CTrains ground to a halt Thursday morning, due to a power outage. Major delays on the Red and Blue Lines left commuters in panic, and many late for work.The trains were finally back up and running at around 11:40 a.m., with Enmax saying the issue was caused by a train on 7th Avenue.CTrains on the #RedLine and #BlueLine are running through the core now and the power has been restored. #CTRiders pic.twitter.com/HNCZVKBMyp— Calgary Transit (@calgarytransit) September 21, 2017Shuttles were put in place for the several hours the trains were down, but still the delays caused headaches for many Calgarians, who vented on social media.I literally can’t get to work.— Sasha Spencer (@SashaSpencer09) September 21, 2017 Totally understand about the power. Bus drivers were confused and almost every passenger was confused. Communication needs to be better ??????— Just a Bee (@Mrsbell2008) September 21, 2017 @calgarytransit the time on your app are a out of sync. Or at least for route 5, haven’t checked any other. #yyc #transit— Karl Ove Sonnichsen (@WhiteWolf_yyc) September 21, 2017 I didn’t know it is walk to work day today ??????— yycwanderer (@startupdba) September 21, 2017last_img read more

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Judge to decide if Nazi troll storm is protected speech

first_imgMISSOULA, Mont. – Attorneys for a neo-Nazi website publisher and a Montana woman asked a judge Tuesday to decide whether the white nationalist had a First Amendment right to unleash a “troll storm” of anti-Semitic messages and threats against the Jewish woman’s family.U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch heard arguments in Missoula on whether to dismiss a lawsuit by Tanya Gersh, a real-estate agent from the mountain resort community of Whitefish, against The Daily Stormer publisher Andrew Anglin.Lynch didn’t indicate how soon he would rule, said Marc Randazza, one of Anglin’s attorneys.“It was clear that he’s been thinking very deeply about the constitutional issues,” Randazza said in a text message Tuesday.Lynch previously ruled against Anglin’s argument to dismiss Gersh’s claims of emotional distress, intimidation and invasion of privacy because Anglin is “not a citizen of any state” and has been living abroad for years.But the judge wanted to hear from attorneys on both sides in the courtroom before he ruled on another key argument in Anglin’s motion to dismiss — that the neo-Nazi publisher was engaged in political speech protected under the First Amendment.Gersh sued Anglin last year after he published a post in 2016 calling for an “old fashioned troll storm” with the personal information of Gersh and others whom Anglin accused of “extorting” the mother of white nationalist Richard Spencer.Gersh said she agreed to help Spencer’s mother, Sherry, sell property she owns in Whitefish. She accused Gersh of threatening and harassing her into agreeing to sell the property.Gersh said in her lawsuit that her family received hundreds of harassing messages from Anglin’s followers, including one that was just a recording of gun shots. Another message for her 12-year-old son told him to look inside an oven for a free video game console, a reference to a method that Nazis used to kill Jews during the Holocaust.Anglin argues through his attorney that he was only inviting his readers to protest Gersh’s actions. He also argues that he is not liable for his followers’ actions and that the personal information he published was publicly available.The messages Gersh received were “mean-spirited, nasty, brutish and uncalled for,” but also political hyperbole and not a true threat, Anglin’s attorneys Randazza and Jay Wolman wrote in a court document that lays out their argument.“If we are to reject speech because it comes from an unorthodox group, we do violence to the very underpinnings of our notions of liberty,” Randazza and Wolman wrote.Gersh, who is being represented by the Southern Poverty Law Center, said in response that the First Amendment’s free-speech protections do not include a co-ordinated attack through private communications meant to cause substantial emotional harm.Anglin wasn’t speaking on any broad public issues, Gersh attorneys David Dinielli and John Morrison wrote. Rather, he directed his followers to terrorize Gersh personally through private means of communication.“Severe emotional distress was not only the foreseeable consequence of (Anglin’s) troll storm but its very end, and (Anglin) cannot wash his hands of it,” the attorneys wrote.In a statement released Tuesday, Dinielli said he was encouraged that the magistrate is “examining the claims of our client with such care,” and she is eager for the chance to prove her claims to a jury.last_img read more

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