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Boost your career prospects with a Higher Certificate in IT Support at LYIT

first_imgHundreds of students have successfully found employment after studying the Higher Certificate in IT Support at Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT). The majority of these student have gained employment with IT companies based in the Northwest. The programme is an accelerated 18 month Higher Certificate, with 6 months’ work placement embedded in the programme, which enhances the industry focus of this programme.Thomas Dowling, Head of Department of Computing at LYIT commented, “There are currently 4,500 IT vacancies nationwide, Donegal has an 18% unemployment rate (Census, 2016) and it is programmes like the Higher Certificate in IT Support that can bridge the gap and support employment growth in this region. “So many of our IT Support graduates have gone on to fill IT positions with companies such as Pramerica, Optum and Sita, and all of these roles are based in the Northwest. This programme provides a 6 month work placement opportunity and this industry link has had a positive and very significant impact on student’s career prospects. “The programme is ideal for the mature learner looking to upskill into the IT sector, as no Leaving Certificate is required for students aged over 23, who are interested in this course.”Thomas further added, “If you are looking to return to education, and have an interest in Computing, then this really is the course for you. “The Higher Cert in IT Support has forged strong connections with local IT companies and the programme has a fantastic reputation with these companies. We have had so many success stories from this programme and the numbers interested in studying on this programme means that we now have two intakes into this programme each year. “Employers in this region recognise the strength of this programme and these employers have employed so many our graduates over the last decade.”The application deadline for the September 2017 intake on the Higher Certificate in IT Support is the 16 of August, 2017. For further information on the programme, or for more information on the fees and course details, contact [email protected] your future, apply today for the Higher Certificate in IT Support at LYIT. It might just be the best decision you’ll ever make.Boost your career prospects with a Higher Certificate in IT Support at LYIT was last modified: June 22nd, 2017 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:CareereducationitLetterkenny Institute of TechnologyLYITlast_img read more

Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa offered shock new job

first_img Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack revealed SHOCK CONFIDENT Most read in Championship BEST OF England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update latest 2 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Watch astonishing moment heavyweight out on his feet turns tables and floors prospect Daniel Dubois sends stern warning when asked about future fight vs Anthony Joshua Juan Carlos Osorio stepped down as Mexico manager at the end of the World Cup 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Marcelo Bielsa has rejected the chance to leave Leeds United after being offered the Mexico job, according to reports.Bielsa, 63, was only appointed manager of the Elland Road club earlier this summer, accepting his first role in English football. His time in Yorkshire has begun brilliantly, with an unbeaten start to the season leaving Leeds top of the Championship table. Bielsa has not been involved in international management since leaving Chile in 2011, having also coached Argentina between 1998 and 2004.Tigres manager Ricardo Ferretti has already rejected the chance to take the reins of the Mexico national team, having been the FMF’s top candidate.Speaking earlier this summer, Ferretti said: “My decision has always been the same, except for when I was in charge for four games while [then FMF president] Decio [De Maria] was finalising bringing in coach Osorio. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade gameday cracker Leeds have caught the eye under the tutelage of Bielsa MONEY smart causal However, Bielsa has already been offered the chance to leave England and his new job, with Mexico offering him the role of head coach.According to Fox Sports, the Mexican football federation (FMF) approached Bielsa as they remain on the lookout for a new boss following the departure of Juan Carlos Osorio at the end of this summer’s World Cup.However, Bielsa knocked back the approach, wishing to remain manager of Leeds having taken charge of the Elland Road club so recently. impact silverware “Now my commitment is with Tigres, I have three years on my contract [and] I’ve always sought to be true to my word.“You do feel thankful, but once again, thanks a lot [but no].”last_img read more

Trotta punishes young Newcastle side

first_imgMarcello Trotta scored a hat-trick as Fulham’s reserves thrashed an inexperienced Newcastle side 5-0 at Motspur Park.Simon Davies featured as part of his comeback from injury and the Whites’ strong line-up also included Kerim Frei, Matthew Briggs, Pajtim Kasami and Marcel Gecov.Frei hit the woodwork twice before captain Alex Smith put Fulham ahead on the half-hour mark.It was a fortuitous goal as Patrick Nzuzi’s clearance hit Smith and rebounded into the net.But Smith knew exactly what he was doing when he created the second for Trotta, who then tapped in the third after being set up by Frei.Kasami made it four and Trotta completed his hat-trick six minutes from the end.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Vodafone centre wins top green award

first_img25 October 2012Mobile communications company Vodacom was named Highest Scoring Green Star Project 2008-12 by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) on Wednesday for its Vodafone Site Solution Innovation Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg.The building was awarded six stars for its water, energy and emissions efficiency by the GBCSA in October 2011, making it the greenest building in the country.The six star rating is also referred to as “world class” by the GBCSA.“We are very proud of this award because it is a testimony of our commitment to growing our business in a sustainable way,” Vodacom’s chief officer of corporate affairs, Maya Makanjee, said in a statement.“We all have a responsibility towards ensuring the sustainability of our communities, country and planet. The innovation centre, and what it aims to achieve, is a critical component of that philosophy.”The innovation centre also won an award for innovations in renewables at the Mail and Guardian’s Greening the Future Awards earlier this year.Material excavated from the original site was used in the construction of the centre, and it generates double the energy required to run the building’s operations through solar energy, with excess power being diverted to the Vodacom campus.“A solar absorption chiller provides radiant cooling or warming through water pumped through a thermally activated slab,” the company said.“The chiller also provides cooled air to the office space, so no water-based heat rejection systems are used.”According to Vodacom, it is enclosed in glass to allow the use of natural daylight and rainwater captured from the roof is used for the irrigation of the gardens and the toilets.A full-time team of engineers also works at the centre to investigate methods to reduce the company’s carbon emissions and implement more cost efficiencies.“The project addresses sustainability in all respects which seeks to truly minimise the impact of the building on the environment,” said GBCSA’s chief executive officer, Brian Wilkinson.The company has also implemented a more efficient hybrid generator known as a “power cube” and a slim-line solar “film” as an alternative to solar panels in base stations in urban areas with limited space.It has further plans to reduce carbon emissions by 5% a year until 2014.“The innovation centre is one example of our commitment to sustainability. The scale of challenges on our environment demands ambitious action and we are responding with a continued focus on innovation to cut our carbon emissions across our business,” Makanjee said.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Purdue looks at impact of GMO crops

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Higher food prices, a significant boost in greenhouse gas emissions due to land use change and major loss of forest and pasture land would be some results if genetically modified organisms in the United States were banned, according to a Purdue University study.Wally Tyner, James and Lois Ackerman Professor of Agricultural Economics; Farzad Taheripour, a research associate professor of agricultural economics; and Harry Mahaffey, an agricultural economics graduate student, wanted to know the significance of crop yield loss if genetically modified crops were banned from U.S. farm fields, as well as how that decision would trickle down to other parts of the economy. They presented their findings at the International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research in Ravello, Italy, last year. The findings of the study, funded by the California Grain & Feed Association, will be published in the journal AgBioForum this spring.“This is not an argument to keep or lose GMOs,” Tyner said. “It’s just a simple question: What happens if they go away?”The economists gathered data and found that 18 million farmers in 28 countries planted about 181 million hectares of GMO crops in 2014, with about 40 percent of that in the United States.They fed that data into the Purdue­developed GTAP­BIO model, which has been used to examine economic consequences of changes to agricultural, energy, trade and environmental policies.Eliminating all GMOs in the United States, the model shows corn yield declines of 11.2 percent on average. Soybeans lose 5.2 percent of their yields and cotton 18.6 percent. To make up for that loss, about 102,000 hectares of U.S. forest and pasture would have to be converted to cropland and 1.1 million hectares globally for the average case.Greenhouse gas emissions increase significantly because with lower crop yields, more land is needed for agricultural production, and it must be converted from pasture and forest.“In general, the land­use change, the pasture and forest you need to convert to cropland to produce the amount of food that you need is greater than all of the land­use change that we have previously estimated for the U.S. ethanol program,” Tyner said.In other words, the increase in greenhouse gas emissions that would come from banning GMOs in the United States would be greater than the amount needed to create enough land to meet federal mandates of about 15 billion gallons of biofuels.“Some of the same groups that oppose GMOs want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to reduce the potential for global warming,” Tyner said. “The result we get is that you can’t have it both ways. If you want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture, an important tool to do that is with GMO traits.”With lower crop yields without GMO traits, commodity prices rise. Corn prices would increase as much as 28 percent and soybeans as much as 22 percent, according to the study. Consumers could expect food prices to rise 1-2 percent, or $14 billion to $24 billion per year.In the United States, GMOs make up almost all the corn (89 percent), soybeans (94 percent) and cotton (91 percent) planted each year. Some countries have already banned GMOs, have not adopted them as widely or are considering bans. Tyner and Taheripour said they will continue their research to understand how expansion of and reductions of GMO crops worldwide could affect economies and the environment.“If in the future we ban GMOs at the global scale, we lose lots of potential yield,” Taheripour said. “If more countries adopt GMOs, their yields will be much higher.”last_img read more

Stars To Perform At Benefit Concert For Bernie Worrell

first_imgThe Black Rock Coalition, Nona Hendryx, and Sweet Relief Musicians Fund present 
”All The WOO In The World” – A Benefit for Bernie Worrell on Monday, Apr 04 2016 at the Webster Hall in New York.Bernie Worrell Benefit ShowBernie Worrell is a keyboardist and composer best known as a founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic and for his work with Talking Heads. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic. Bernie is currently fighting stage-four lung cancer. He’s also been diagnosed with prostate cancer.Get your TICKETS here.Featuring appearances by legendary performers Bernie has collaborated with over the course of a five decades-plus career, including: Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Living Colour, Questlove, Jerry Harrison, Jonathon Demme, Meryl Streep, Rick Springfield, Maceo Parker, Mudbone, Fred Schneider, Steve Scales, Leo Nocentelli, Nona Hendryx, Sarah Dash, Ronnie Drayton, Melvin Gibbs, The WOO Warriors, Screaming Headless Torsos, Mark Ribler, Paul Shaffer and The World’s Most Dangerous Band and The Black Rock Coalition Orchestra, led by Gene Williams AND MORE.Support Bernie in his fight against cancer 
by donating to the Bernie Worrell Fund.last_img read more

Christopher Plummer has this to say about retirement – never

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Twitter Advertisement NEW YORK — At 87, Christopher Plummer isn’t just working — he’s busy.He has five movies scheduled for release, including “A Christmas Carol” origin story called “The Man Who Invented Christmas.” And he plans to work until the very end, literally.“I love my work. I love what I do. And I’m so sorry for a majority of people who do not like their jobs, and can’t wait to retire, which of course, is death. I’ll never retire. I hope to drop dead onstage. That’s what I really want to do.” Plummer, who plays Ebenezer Scrooge in the film, recently toured a Charles Dickens exhibit at the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York. Plummer admits that Dickens, especially “A Christmas Carol,” was a big part of his upbringing.“All my family had grown up on Scrooge, and some of them had actually seen Dickens lecture and tell stories. So you took it for granted that it was part of Christmas cheer,” Plummer said.Plummer also has begun shooting scenes for the upcoming Ridley Scott film “All the Money in the World,” replacing Kevin Spacey as billionaire J. Paul Getty. Spacey was ousted from the movie in the wake of a series of sexual misconduct allegations.The actor credits his wife for maintaining his stamina. “I have a very good chef as a wife. She knows how to cook wonderfully balanced food. She’s a real artist at it, and that’s one good reason.”last_img read more

NAFTA renegotiations in focus at Rices Baker Institute April 17

first_imgShare1MEDIA ADVISORYDavid [email protected] [email protected] renegotiations in focus at Rice’s Baker Institute April 17HOUSTON – (April 12, 2018) – Karen Antebi, economic counselor for the Trade and North American Free Trade Agreement Office at the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, D.C., will speak at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy April 17 on the latest developments in the ongoing NAFTA renegotiations, including potential new provisions for the energy sector.A panel of experts will also provide perspectives from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico on the drivers of growing cross-border energy trade and investment within North America and how this could be enhanced or inhibited by the potential outcomes of the NAFTA negotiations.Hosted by the Baker Institute’s Center for Energy Studies and Mexico Center as well as the Trade Leadership Coalition, the event is free and open to the public but registration is required.Who: Featured speaker Karen Antebi, economic counselor, Trade and NAFTA Office, Embassy of Mexico in Washington, D.C.Panelists Hector Castro Vizcarra, representative of Mexico’s Ministry of Energy, Embassy of Mexico in Washington; Aaron Annable, energy counselor, Embassy of Canada in Washington; Maryam Sabbaghian Brown, vice president of federal government affairs, Sempra Energy; and Adrian Duhalt, postdoctoral fellow in Mexico energy studies at the Baker Institute.Francisco Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Baker Institute, will serve as moderator.What: An event titled “NAFTA Negotiations and North American Energy Trade.”When: Tuesday, April 17, 9-11:30 a.m. Registration and a continental breakfast begin at 8:30.Where: Rice University, James A. Baker III Hall, Kelly International Conference Facility, 6100 Main St.The public must RSVP for the event at www.bakerinstitute.org/events/1939. A live webcast will be available at the event page.Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at [email protected] or 713-348-6775.For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to www.rice.edu/maps. Media should park in the Central Campus Garage (underground).-30-Follow the Baker Institute via Twitter @BakerInstitute.Follow the Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies via Twitter @CES_Baker_Inst.Follow the Baker Institute Mexico Center via Twitter @BakerMexicoCtr.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top three university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, https://sp2.img.hsyaolu.com.cn/wp-shlf1314/2023/IMG17534.jpg” alt=”last_img” /> read more