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Job Vacancy: Youth Worker required for Donegal-based charity

first_imgJob Vacancy: The Alcohol Forum is a national charity that works for an Ireland where every child, family and community is free from the harmful effects of alcohol.We are inviting applications from suitably qualified individuals for the post of:Youth Worker PABA Project(Full Time : 2 Year Contract) Salary Range €30,000 – €36,000.The Positive Attitudes Beliefs and Aspirations (PABA) Youth Project is an individually tailored personal development programme for young people aged between 14 and 16 who are impacted by a parent’s or guardian’s alcohol or other drug use.  The Youth Worker will be responsible for the co-ordination, development and delivery of the project and identifying young people who would benefit from the programme through our existing family programmes and with our partner agencies.Applications are invited from Youth Workers, Community Workers, Education, Social Work, or Psychology, with a minimum of three years’ youth work experience.Application Forms and Informal Enquires for the above vacancy should be requested from E: [email protected]: 074 9125598Or download from our website: www.alcoholforum.orgClosing date for all applications is Friday 28th September 2018 at 1pm.Interviews will take place on Tuesday 8th October 2018Short listing will apply. The Alcohol Forum’s PABA project is funded by the International Fund for Ireland’s Personal Youth Development Programme (PYDP).Job Vacancy: Youth Worker required for Donegal-based charity was last modified: September 13th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Alcohol ForumCommunity WorkerseducationPsychologySocial WorkYouth ProjectYouth WorkerYouth Workerslast_img read more

Fekir to Liverpool not on, Wolves eye World Cup ace, Newcastle to re-sign star?

first_imgHere’s a round-up of all the top football headlines and transfer-related gossip from Monday’s newspapers and online…Liverpool have not spoken with with Olympique Lyonnais since calling off the transfer of Nabil Fekir last month. A deal worth £53 million was cancelled at the 11th hour following the France midfielder’s medical. That was on June 8. Liverpool neither sought to renegotiate at the time, nor reopened lines of communication with Lyon in the weeks since. (Daily Telegraph) LATEST Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Nabil Fekir scored 18 goals and made eight assists last season Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LIVING THE DREAM Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Matej Vydra is edging towards a £11 million move to Leeds after being excluded from Derby’s training camp in Tenerife. Frank Lampard, the new Derby manager, is leaving Vydra at home while negotiations continue with their Championship rivals over a deal for the Czech Republic forward. (Daily Telegraph)West Ham and Fulham are locked in a £25 million battle for Nice striker Alassane Plea. Hammers have been tracking goal machine Plea for months and have been trying to raise funds to buy him. Now Fulham have stepped into the race and want to offer the cash up front as owner Tony Khan makes a few bold moves for the Premier League new boys. (The Sun)Ambitious Wolves are trying to pull off a major transfer coup with a move for Colombia star Juan Quintero. Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo, who used to play and boss Porto, knows Quintero from his connections there Quintero, 25, is still owned by the Portuguese club but has been loaned out the last three years to Rennes, Independiente Medellín and most recently River Plate. The attacking midfielder has caught the eye at the World Cup and is in line to start against England in Tuesday’s last 16 tie. (Daily Mirror) Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 3 3 3 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets moving on IN DEMAND Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star REVEALED Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Latest Transfer News Could there be a return to St James’ Park for Andros Townsend? Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Thibaut Courtois is ready to quit Chelsea — but only if he can get his dream move to Real Madrid. The Belgium No.1 has confirmed that he will make a decision on his future after the World Cup as he enters the last 12 months of his Stamford Bridge contract. (Daily Mirror)Southampton will beat West Ham in the race to sign Barcelona defender Marlon after agreeing a £10million fee. The Brazilian is set to become Saints boss Mark Hughes’ third summer signing this week. (Daily Mirror)Newcastle United are pondering a bid for Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend – but only if they decide to sell Matt Ritchie to Stoke City. Townsend has been of interest to Newcastle ever since they sold him to Palace following relegation to the Championship two years ago and Stoke’s interest in Ritchie has led to a dilemma for manager Rafa Benitez. (Daily Telegraph) Juan Quintero could be heading to Wolves RANKED Adrien Rabiot could be on the verge of a move to one of Europe’s elite. It follows after the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder’s agent and mother Veronique had meetings with the likes of Juventus, Manchester United and Manchester City. (The Sun) TOP WORK targets last_img read more

Man City v QPR in pictures

first_imgA selection of images from QPR’s 3-1 defeat against Manchester City. (Click on an image to begin slideshow)See also:Upbeat Hughes hails QPR’s midfield duoCity v QPR player ratingsCity’s class tells against new-look QPR Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

From Hunter-Gatherer to Modern Farmer

first_imgHere are some headlines concerning early man and the ongoing struggle by humans to improve life.Throw the dog a bone:  An extinct ape named Oreopithecus did not walk upright as earlier claimed, Science Daily admitted.  Maybe they sat as they made little black cookies with white cream in the middle.  “The study, published in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Human Evolution, confirms that anatomical features related to habitual upright, two-legged walking remain exclusively associated with humans and their fossil ancestors.”Back in Liang Bua Cave: Whatever happened to The Hobbit?  News about those little fossil people from Indonesia occasionally breaks above the din into the headlines.  Latest claim: they looked like us but were not us.  Science Daily reported, “3D-Comparative Analysis Confirms Status of Homo Floresiensis as Fossil Human Species.”  A team from Stony Brook University claims that they were not victims of microcephaly.  That keeps them in the genus Homo, but as a separate species – at least, until the next analysis contradicts it.Give peace a chance:  Scientists are fighting over whether early humans were aggressive and warlike.  Reviewing a paper in Science, Elizabeth Culotta, in her perspective article, announced, “Latest Skirmish Over Ancestral Violence Strikes Blow for Peace.”  Early people were peacemakers.  That’s the opinion of two Finns who published an article in Science about whether “lethal aggression” was dominant among mobile foraging bands.  It has “implications for the origins of war,” they wrote.  “But those on the other side of the debate” are fighting back, Culotta wrote; they “say that the paper lacks the numerical data to evaluate how common war and homicide actually are.”  And how can there be a peace treaty if both sides can’t even define what war is?  Darwin always wins, regardless.  “If war is a common feature of the foraging way of life, then perhaps it was a driving force in human evolution,” Culotta said.  Well, then, what “if” it wasn’t?  Then, presumably, peace and cooperation were the driving forces in human evolution.Ancient mariners:  Using traditional craft and no modern navigation aids, a Polynesian team completed a voyage from New Zealand to Easter Island and back, the BBC News reported.  The feat revitalized natives to remember a skill that is rapidly being lost.  For “over 3,000 years, John Pickford wrote, “the Polynesians had been using their great canoes, combined with near-miraculous navigation skills, to explore and settle a vast stretch of the Pacific.”  Today’s islanders, want often to leave their paradise and get jobs on the mainland, it was a big morale booster.  “They are a powerful reminder of a heroic age not so long ago when those mythic islands of the south seas were more connected and the ocean really was a highway rather than a barrier.”Crop rotation, good:  Since the days the Jews were ordered to give their land a Sabbath rest, allowing native plants to grow back for a year, wise early farmers have learned that crop rotation increases productivity of the land.  It’s a trick medieval farmers had to re-learn the hard way.  Now, Science Daily claims to know why crop rotation works: it causes a shift in soil microbes.  The microbes affixed to the roots of some plant species, like legumes, know how to fix nitrogen and fertilize the soil.   Not only that, rotation has a  “profound effect … on enriching soil with bacteria, fungi and protozoa,” researchers at the John Innes Centre found.Farm changer, world changer:  Moving up to modern times, now, here’s a story to watch.  Science Daily reported that a professor at the University of Nottingham has found a way to take nitrogen fertilizer from the air.  No, he hasn’t invented a way to do it; he’s just borrowing the technology of nitrogen-fixing bacteria.  Nitrogen is the most abundant molecule in the atmosphere, but its triple bonds make it hard to crack.  Man’s methods of fixing nitrogen to produce fertilizer are costly and require heat.  The press release could hardly contain the excitement:Professor Edward Cocking, Director of The University of Nottingham’s Centre for Crop Nitrogen Fixation, has developed a unique method of putting nitrogen-fixing bacteria into the cells of plant roots. His major breakthrough came when he found a specific strain of nitrogen-fixing bacteria in sugar-cane which he discovered could intracellularly colonise all major crop plants. This ground-breaking development potentially provides every cell in the plant with the ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen. The implications for agriculture are enormous as this new technology can provide much of the plant’s nitrogen needs.Turbocharging farms:  Current Biology has another idea to increase farm productivity: genetically engineer crops to use C4 photosynthesis.  97% of plants use the C3 method, but a few species, particularly those in harsh environments like deserts, use C4.  Now that humans have learned genetic engineering, could they use C4 to get more mileage out of crops?  Elizabeth A. Kellogg thinks so:The number of humans on earth is increasing, generating concerns about food security and spurring efforts throughout the world to increase the productivity of crops. If a way could be found to increase the yield of crops by, say, 20%, it would have immense impact on global food supplies. Fortunately, evolution has already crafted such a mechanism, known as C4 photosynthesis. The C4 pathway is in effect a turbocharger for the more conventional C3 pathway. Just as a turbocharger improves performance of an engine by forcing more air into the manifold, C4 improves photosynthetic performance by forcing CO2 into the standard C3 photosynthetic apparatus. The added efficiency of this mechanism is obvious at a global level.In a sense, humans continue to use ingenuity (a.k.a., intelligent design) to improve their lot in life, using natural resources more and more efficiently.  If modern humans have existed on this globe for at least 40,000 years (some evolutionists think Homo species were our equals two million years ago), would they not have invented seafaring and agriculture much earlier?  (See 7/06/13, “Farming Came Too Late in the Evolutionary Timetable”.)Despite all the progress in agriculture, there are worries that humans are devolving, not evolving.  Evidence was right here in the article: a retreat into pagan mysticism, as evident in Kellogg’s statement, “Fortunately, evolution has already crafted such a mechanism, known as C4 photosynthesis…in effect a turbocharger….”  There’s not much hope for mankind with that kind of personification fallacy getting published in a major science journal. 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West African cable on track for 2010

first_img9 May 2008The South African government has identified the Broadband Infraco-led African West Coast Cable (AWCC) project as a lead initiative to create a sustainable, competitive international bandwidth market in the country.This view emerged during a meeting held between the office of the Presidency, Public Enterprises Minister Alec Erwin and Communications Minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri over the weekend.“The decision is in line with President Thabo Mbeki’s statement in this year’s State of the Nation address to complete the licensing and the operationalisation of Infraco as well as the completion of the process to launch undersea cables in partnership with other governments on the continent and the private sector,” read a statement by the Department of Communications this week.The AWCC is a 3.8 terabit cable that will stretch from Melkbosstrand, outside Cape Town in the Western Cape province, to the United Kingdom with capacity terminating in London.The project, which is expected to be functioning in the middle of 2010, will have branching units to at least 10 countries along the west coast of Africa and have a design length of 13 000 kilometres.Costing about US$600-million (about R4.5-billion), the project has brought together 40 nations and some of the world’s most influential telecommunications players in a joint effort to use state-of-the-art technology in linking more people more efficiently than ever before.The project will also use revenue generated to spur economic development on Africa as a whole. As it lies between 1 000 and 8 000 metres below the ocean’s surface, the system will also be able to withstand bad weather and vandalism.“It is anticipated that the system will enter the service by mid 2010 in time to meet the bandwidth requirements for the 2010 Soccer World Cup,” the department said.The cable will also support South Africa’s science super-projects, such as the Square Kilometer Array Telescope, for which the country is competing against Australia to host it.The South African government created Broadband Infraco as a new state-owned enterprise to deliver affordable broadband to South Africans on an open access basis.The AWCC model will own 26% of the cable while a broad base of private sector participants, including incumbent communications operators, will own the remaining 74%.The project is reported to be well advancing, while a Memorandum of Understanding has been agreed upon with prospective private sector participants.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Desalination: Cape Town’s solution to water shortages

first_imgWith drought an ever present threat, the City of Cape Town has approved plans to build a plant to turn salty sea water into potable water.The City of Cape Town is building its first desalination plant in the V&A Waterfront to deal with the ongoing drought. (Image: Construction Review)Sulaiman PhilipVisitors to Cape Town this festive season will arrive as the Mother City struggles through the worst drought in living memory. At present dams supplying the city stand at 35% capacity, but without any rains the levels will be closer to 25% by December.Minister of local government‚ environmental affairs and development planning in the Western Cape, Anton Bredell, says the province has been managing drought conditions in some parts of the region since 2010. “Three years of below-average rainfall have exacerbated the situation and despite proactive measures like the implementation of water restrictions and programmes to clear the Berg River of alien vegetation‚ the reality is we are faced with a dire situation.”Inspired by the Target 140 Campaign implemented in South East Queensland, Australia, Cape Town embarked on reducing  water usage. So far residents’ water usage has dropped below 100 litres per person per day, making the City’s Water Conservation and Water Demand Management Programme one of the most successful water conservation projects globally – a fact recognised at the 2015 C40 Cities Awards in Paris.Mayor Patricia de Lille thanked Capetonians and commended them “for rising to the occasion to save more water in our City because we are determined that we will not allow a well-run City to run out of water”.The mayor told the media the City will run out of water by March next year, at current usage levels. Despite water restrictions and the water savings achieved, Cape Town still needs 450 megalitres of water a day.With no end to the drought in sight, the City has approved plans to build a desalination plant to turn salty sea water into potable water.Construction will begin in December at the V&A Waterfront, the first approved site. By February the plant will feed two million litres of water into municipal networks.The harbour site will allow the City to draw water from the harbour and pump the salt brine residue into the ocean. As David Green, V&A Waterfront chief executive officer, explained: “At peak we have about 7m tidal waves, which means that there is no issue in terms of marine life, the brine is cleared immediately.”The V&A plant is the first of a possible eight the City wants to build. Down from an original 17, the other sites include Dido Valley‚ Granger Bay, Harmony Park, Hout Bay‚ Monwabisi, Strand and Strandfontein.The plants will have a working life of two years and, it is hoped, will supply the City with up to 15 million litres of usable water a day.                     Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Grange Announces Four Days of Celebration for Reggae Girlz

first_img The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment & Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced the schedule of activities to honour the Reggae Girlz’ historic qualification to the FIFA Women’s World Cup finals. “I want them to feel very special,” said Minister Grange. The activities begin on Saturday (December 15) with a motorcade. Story Highlights The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment & Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced the schedule of activities to honour the Reggae Girlz’ historic qualification to the FIFA Women’s World Cup finals.“I want them to feel very special,” said Minister Grange.The activities begin on Saturday (December 15) with a motorcade.Minister Grange said:“The motorcade will go through the Corporate Area. It will go into St. Catherine. One of the stops will be GC Foster (College of Physical Education and Sport). Two of the girls are from Arnett Gardens, so we’re going to do something there. And we want to take them to western Jamaica.”Minister Grange said it was “important that the girls are given a hero’s welcome and shown appreciation for their outstanding achievement” of qualifying for the World Cup Finals to be held in France in 2019.“We want to ensure that as many Jamaicans see them and we’re asking all Jamaicans to join us in celebrating with them. We want to make sure that they go to France ready to tek it to dem”.The celebratory activities include a major praise, worship and thanksgiving concert at Emancipation Park on Sunday (December 16) featuring some of the biggest names in local gospel music including Kevin Downswell, Kukudoo, Sista Pat and Wayne Marshall.The Reggae Girlz will also be feted at a special reception hosted by Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness.The full schedule follows:Friday, 14 December 2018– overseas-based members of team arrive.Saturday, 15 December 2018-motorcade across Montego Bay, St. Catherine, Kingston and St. AndrewSunday, 16 December 2018– Praise, Worship and Thanksgiving Concert at Emancipation Park (5pm to 8pm)Monday, 17 December 2018-Courtesy Calls on leaders (schedule to be confirmed)– Reception hosted by the Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew HolnessTuesday, 18 December 2018– Fun day (North Coast)Wednesday, 19 December 2018-members of team depart Jamaicalast_img read more

Giuly Mbappe will become the equal of Ronaldo Messi

first_imgFormer Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Ludovic Giuly believes Kylian Mbappe is on track to become the equal of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel MessiThe 19-year-old striker has already been in the headlines across Europe for years and was the most expensive signing of the recent summer transfer window at €180m, when PSG made him a permanent member of their squadBut Mbappe’s profile is now at an all-time high following his exploits for France at the World Cup and his impressive start to the season at PSG.This has convinced Giuly that it’s only a matter of time before Mbappe reaches the level of Ronaldo and Messi.“We admire his progress, what he is doing. If he wants to become like Ronaldo or Messi… he’s on the right track,” Giuly told SportsMax.“You have to be consistent. That’s what he does. He has to win titles. That’s what he does. So, it’s up to him to protect himself well and be careful [with] what happens around him.”Giuly, who also had spells with AS Monaco and Barcelona in his playing days, thinks Mbappe could be the one to even end Ronaldo and Messi’s 10-year dominance of the Ballon d’Or.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…The France international is among the thirty names shortlisted for this year’s prize.“There are a lot of players on the list. We would like to see a French player [win it], whether it’s him, whether it’s [Antoine] Griezmann… They have the merit of being in the race to win it.“He is 19 years old, so he has the time to improve. So, if he doesn’t win it this year, he may win it next year or in two years.“That is all we wish [for] him. It’s complicated to win this award right now. But he could win it with what he’s doing today. He’s on the list.”Youngest player Kylian Mbappe pic.twitter.com/AtYZZxINVE— Takunda Matyenyika (@TakundaMatyeny) October 13, 2018last_img read more