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Smart idea for Daffodil Day

first_imgCelebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick NewsLocal NewsSmart idea for Daffodil DayBy Alan Jacques – March 20, 2014 662 Print Linkedin Email Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday WhatsApp THE Irish Cancer Society have teamed up with Dell to produce a special Daffodil Day mobile phone app in an innovative approach to generating awareness among young people.The app works on all platforms and has a range of special features including a location mapping function that empowers users to discover nearby Daffodil Day merchandise sellers in their area.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Of course, it is also a powerful charitable giving tool which makes it easier than ever to donate to the Irish Cancer Society on Daffodil Day, which will be held on Friday,March 28 next.Dell Ireland is behind the innovative mobile application which the Irish Cancer Society hopes will be instrumental in attracting a new generation of supporters to the Daffodil Day campaign.“What better way to generate awareness of and support for Daffodil Day among young people than through a free smartphone app. The tech experts at Dell have come up with a range of brilliant features including a dynamic map that lets you track down locations where campaign merchandise is available,” said the Irish Cancer Society’s web service manager Shane Breslin.“You can also use the app to make a donation, to volunteer your time on March 28, or simply to keep up to date with all the latest news and social media posts from the Irish Cancer Society. We’re encouraging everyone to download the free app,” he said.Dell has been the lead partner of the Irish Cancer Society on Daffodil Day since 2011. The company provides marketing, financial and volunteering support for Daffodil Day, with almost every one of Dell’s 2,500 employees in Limerick, Cork and Dublin involved in the campaign in some capacity.Funds raised on Daffodil Day go towards funding the important work done by the Society, including the provision of a night nursing service to those who are seriously ill with cancer and wish to remain at home.The Daffodil Day app is available to download free from Google Play, Windows Phone and the iOS App Store. #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Advertisementcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Facebook Previous articleWandering toddler had lucky early hours escapeNext articleBob building support for leukaemia trust in Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSDaffodil DayDELLIrish Cancer SocietyMusic Limerick Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Twitter 10 marathons in 10 days for Cancer suffererslast_img read more

Donegal Deputy says Environment Minister must clarify his position

first_img Facebook Pinterest The Environment Minister is under fire, after giving assurances to some of his constituents in Co. Kilkenny that a Traveller family wouldn’t be housed in their locality.A spokesperson for Phil Hogan has told the Irish Daily Mail that a letter on the matter was sent from his constituency office, signed on his behlaf by a secretary.Sinn Féin’s Donegal North-East Deputy Padriag MacLochlain wants a Dáil statement from Minister Hogan.And he’s calling on the Minister to clarify his position:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/pad1pm.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic News Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – September 26, 2012 Twitter Google+center_img Donegal Deputy says Environment Minister must clarify his position Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleJudge pays tribute to Yvonne and Jim McGuinness on All Ireland successNext articleDeal on Ireland’s bank debt in question, Deputy Pringle not surprised News Highland WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th last_img read more

Class at Binghamton University teaching students how to react in an emergency

first_imgVESTAL (WBNG) — Students at Binghamton University have a new opportunity to learn about how to react in an emergency situation. A new course, General Emergency Preparedness, teaches students how to deal with both natural and man-made disasters. It’s a mix of hands-on learning as well as lecture-style discussions. The idea for the class was designed by a graduate student who saw a need. Hubeny and Crisman say the course shifts the ‘not me’ perspective. “Just turning on the evening news we see things are happening here at home, and anywhere across the country, across the world,” said Crisman. “The goal is to allow the students to develop some individual resiliency. So if they find themselves in an emergency situation, they’ll know how to protect themselves and potentially help others,” he said. “It’s human nature to think that an emergency is not going to happen to you. But the reality is often times it does and it’s usually unexpected. So the better prepared you are, the more knowledge, skills, and abilities you have, is the safer you’re going to be and potentially you’re going to have the ability to help others,” said Hubeny.center_img Instructors say interest is peaked, with spots filling right away. “We’ve offered preparedness classes through a variety of means on campus. Whether it’s CPR, first aid classes, bleeding control, things like that are offered regularly throughout the semester and have been for years. But this is a unique change for us, that’s being offered in an academic setting in a class environment,” said Office of Emergency Management executive director David Hubeny. Hubeny also teaches the class. “Across the board, students said they were excited to take a class that would prepare them and that was applicable to outside academia, to outside their majors,” said instructor and emergency management coordinator Cait Crisman. The class is being offered this semester for the first time, to 20 students. And in the world we live in today, a course like this is all the more important.last_img read more