Derry to hold meeting on Brexit

first_img Facebook Derry to hold meeting on Brexit Pinterest Google+ Previous articleRampant Dundalk fire five past Derry at the BrandywellNext articleOn today’s Saturday Sport… admin WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By admin – July 2, 2016 Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img WhatsApp Twitter Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry People are being urged to attend a meeting in Derry next week to discuss the EU referendum and the implications that Brexit will have on the North West.Both the Foyle and East Derry constituencies voted to remain in the EU with the majority of the North also voting to remainThe meeting is taking place in the City Hotel on Wednesday next at 7.30pm and Local Councillor Michael Cooper outlines why it is important for the community to attend: Homepage BannerNews Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

The CUInsight Experience podcast: Leo Ardine – Searching inside yourself (#21)

first_imgWelcome to episode 21 of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Hosted by Randy Smith, co-founder and publisher of In case you haven’t already heard of Leo Ardine, let me give a brief introduction. He’s the President and CEO of United Teletech Financial, a board member of the New Jersey Credit Union League, and a graduate of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. And that’s just the beginning! He’s also a coach, instructor, speaker, and facilitator. I’ve been looking forward to this conversation for a long time, and I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did!We start things off by chatting about meditation. Leo was trying to figure it out, he explains, when he learned that Google hacked meditation to figure out what happens to the brain when people meditate. By combining this with emotional intelligence, he explains, we can become better people. This is what held him to study at Google’s Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute.Speaking of emotional intelligence, we’ll dig into the topic: both why it’s so important (personally and professionally), and whether it’s something you’re born with or can develop. He’ll offer advice on how to get started in meditation, even if you struggle with sitting still, can’t calm your mind, or feel like you’re just generally bad at meditating. Don’t miss this episode, which I hope will help you make progress not only in your career, but your whole life! Enjoy.Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, StitcherHow to find Leo:Leo ArdinePresident and CEO, United Teletech [email protected] notes from this episode:Shout-out: Filene and John ParsonsGoogle program Leo completed: Search Inside Yourself Leadership ProgramBook mentioned: 10% Happier by Dan HarrisShout-out: Aikido master Wendy PalmerArticle mentioned: Human Contact Is Now a Luxury GoodWant more info on Emotional Intelligence? Find out more here.Book mentioned: Emotional Intelligence by Daniel GolemamArticle mentioned: At Germany’s SAP, Employees Mindfulness Leads to Higher ProfitsArticle mentioned: Neuroscience Reveals 50-Year-Olds Can Have the Brains of 25-Year-Olds If They Do This 1 ThingMeditation apps: Headspace and Insight TimerArticle mentioned: Why Google, Nike, and Apple Love Mindfulness Training, and How You Can Easily Love It TooPodcast mentioned: Tim Ferriss Show – Eric Schmidt — Lessons from a Trillion-Dollar CoachShout-out: Leo’s coach, Mike Staver.Article mentioned: David Rock’s SCARF ModelBest album: U2 – The Unforgettable Fire and the Joshua TreeBook mentioned: The Untethered Soul by Michael A. SingerBook mentioned: Desert Solitaire by Edward AbbeyPrevious guests mentioned in this episode: Jill Nowacki #4 (and episode #18), Tracie Kenyon, Samantha PaxsonYou can find all past episodes of The CUInsight Experience here.In This Episode:[00:03] – Welcome back to the show! Randy introduces Leo Ardine, this episode’s guest.[02:42] – How did Leo get involved with the Google mindfulness training program? Will the program accept anyone who wants to take it, or is there a process to get in?[04:50] – Leo talks about whether his work in emotional intelligence is part of this program, or an add-on that he built in.[07:18] – We hear about Leo’s tips and hacks for creating space when we’re under a constant onslaught of emails, messages, and so on.[09:12] – Leo explains to listeners why emotional intelligence is so important, both in our personal lives and as a leader.[11:31] – The nature of work today makes us more insular and pulls our focus in and down, Leo points out.[14:36] – Leo makes another suggestion for listeners: turn off notifications on your phone.[15:44] – Does Leo feel like he has always had high emotional intelligence?[18:47] – We hear about the ROI for the credit union of mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and training in these topics.[22:04] – Does Leo have any hacks for the person who wants to meditate but just can’t sit still?[25:15] – For Randall, journaling is almost a form of meditation as well, he explains.[27:27] – What originally inspired Leo to take the gig as President and CEO of Teletech Financial? And how has that inspiration changed over the course of his time on the job?[29:47] – We hear how Leo would describe his leadership style, as well as how his team would describe it. He also talks about where the transition in his leadership style came from.[34:07] – As a leader, is there something that Leo’s team has heard him say so many times that they could finish his sentence?[35:40] – When Leo thinks back to early in his career, is there a mistake that he made that he also sees young leaders make over and over?[36:24] – We hear about whether Leo has had any memorable failures that led to future success.[39:46] – Leo shares a piece of advice that he has kept going back to over and over through the course of his career.[41:29] – Leo needs six things to function properly. He lists what they are.[42:27] – What does a free day look like for Leo?[43:47] – We shift into the rapid-fire round! Does Leo remember the first time he got into memorable trouble?[44:33] – Does Leo have any daily routines that his day feels off if he doesn’t do?[44:49] – What’s the best album of all time?[45:29] – Does Leo have a particular book that he keeps going back to or recommends over and over?[46:22] – What has become more important to Leo as he has gotten older, and has anything gotten less important?[47:22] – When Leo hears the word “success,” who’s the first person who comes to mind?[48:36] – Leo shares a final ask for listeners, and lists some ways people can get in touch with him. 24SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of he … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Social media influencers key actors in democracy: Palace

first_imgThe State Palace has defended the use of social media influencers to promote public policies, claiming the opinion leaders spearheaded the country’s digital transformation and democracy.Presidential spokesperson Fadjroel Rachman said influencers played a vital role as “key opinion leaders” to help communicate public policy in a connected society dominated by a digitally active middle class.“The active role of these digital actors is an inevitability in the country’s digital transformation. They will continue to grow their important roles in developing an information network to affect social, economic and productive political activities,” Fadjroel wrote in a statement on Monday. He added that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had urged the country to push through a digital change as a prerequisite for a digital economic and democratic transformation. “Therefore, many policies need to be based on digital society and system.”Read also: ‘Unhealthy in a democracy’: Concerns mount over govt using ‘influencers’ to promote policiesThe government has been criticized for using social media influencers to promote its policies. Civil society groups have expressed concern that such a practice might be used to cover up problems in policies and muddle the public discourse.A study issued by Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) found that President Jokowi’s administration had spent Rp 90.4 billion (US$6 million) since its first term in office on goods and services procurement containing the word “influencers” in the documents.NGOs fear social media influencers might speak beyond their capacity or without proper disclosure that their content is sponsored or under a paid partnership with the government.Several social media influencers came under fire in August for posting content supporting the controversial omnibus bill on job creation using the hashtag #IndonesiaButuhKerja (Indonesia Needs Jobs).While denying that the campaign had been ordered by the government, an expert with the Executive Office of the Presidential, Donny Gahral Adian, argued that using influencers to promote policies was fair enough, because they could reach a broad audience through social media.Topics :last_img read more

Olympians association opposes blanket ban on all Russians

first_imgMONACO (AP):The global association of Olympic athletes says it’s unfair that all Russia’s track and field athletes have been banned from international competition because of allegations of state-sponsored doping.The World Olympians Association (WOA) calls for an “urgent solution” that allows athletes who have not been involved in doping to be able to compete.The WOA issued a statement yesterday saying clean athletes should “have their rights and their reputations protected and honoured”.Russia’s athletics federation was suspended by the IAAF following a report by a World Anti-Doping Agency panel that detailed widespread doping. The sanction could keep Russian track and field athletes out of next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.The WOA suggests that athletes from suspended countries who have clean doping records could undergo “extraordinary testing sessions” clearing them to compete.The WOA has ties to Russia through its patron, Prince Albert of Monaco, who has vacationed in the past with Russian President Vladimir Putin. WOA president Joel Bouzou is an adviser to Prince Albert and received a Russian state medal in 2012.last_img read more

Transfer report – Man United ready £50m bid for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku

first_imgManchester United are ready to splash £50million on Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, according to reports in Holland.Despite being under pressure in the Old Trafford hotseat, manager Louis van Gaal is expected to get a £100m war chest in the summer to spend on new players.Top of the Dutchman’s priorities is a striker and the club have been tracking Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani.However, according to De Telegraaf, Manchester United are ready to make a move for Lukaku instead.Van Gaal is said to prefer a deal for the Belgian due to the fact he has already proven his ability in the Premier League.Everton want to keep hold of Lukaku, but it is reported the Toffees will sell if they receive an offer of £50m and above. Everton are desperate to keep hold of top striker Romelu Lukaku 1last_img read more

Cassini Diving Through Saturn’s Young Rings

first_imgThere’s a gap between the D ring and the planet that is empty enough to allow the spacecraft to pass through, taking incredible pictures and data.Artwork of Cassini ring dive (JPL)As we reported a few days ago, Cassini is in the midst of its exciting “Grand Finale”— a series of daring maneuvers between the rings and Saturn. As of this writing, three of the ring dives (of 22) have been completed. Amazing photos and videos posted on the JPL Cassini Website are just a foretaste of unprecedented observations to come before the final plunge into Saturn on September 15.Evidence continues to support the youth of the rings. A new paper in Icarus, co-authored by veteran ringmaster Jeff Cuzzi, shows that the rings cannot be nearly as old as Saturn:We find that the overall pollution exposure time for the A and B rings and the Cassini Division ranges from ∼30–150 Myr, which is in line with the ∼15–90 Myr we previously derived for most regions in the C ring. These exposure times assume an initially nearly pure-ice ring that has been continuously contaminated by in-falling micrometeoroids since its formation, using the currently accepted value of the micrometeoroid flux (Grün et al., 1985; Cuzzi and Estrada, 1998; Kempf et al., 2013; Altobelli et al., 2015). Our results here, taken together with our previous findings for the C ring, further support the idea that Saturn’s rings may be ≲150 Myr old suggesting an origin scenario in which the rings are derived from the relatively recent breakup of an icy moon.150 million years sounds old, but that’s only 3% of the consensus age for Saturn. Planetary scientists had long thought the rings were as old as Saturn till evidence from spacecraft showed otherwise.In science, it is generally distasteful to posit ad hoc scenarios to support a theory. Getting a moon of just the right size to come toward Saturn at just the right speed to break up and form such a complex pattern of rings at just the right time so that we can observe them today sounds like special pleading (example, 10/07/2010). When I was at JPL, I heard Jeff Cuzzi talk very frankly and honestly about Saturn’s rings being young. Another veteran ringmaster, Larry Esposito, openly told a critic of one of my ICR articles about the youth of Saturn’s rings why he wanted to keep them old through a “recycling” mechanism. “It is true that my major impetus for my recycling proposal is philosophical: I am not comfortable with the low probability of recent ring creation.” (email dated 11/06/2008).(Visited 524 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Charmaine Mrwebi, dreaming and writing in Setswana

first_imgUnable to find books written in her mother tongue, telling stories that related to her life, Charmaine Mrwebi wrote her own – and set up a distribution platform for her own and other writers’ books.Charmaine Mrwebi uses her love of the performing arts to help kids in the Free State learn about their world. (Image: Charmaine Mrwebi)Sulaiman PhilipEveryone should read says Charmaine Mrwebi. The published author, librarian and founder of the Charmza Literary Club says: “Our people should visit our libraries and become friends of books. Remember, any person who reads books on a daily basis, develops listening skills. Reading helps learners and students to perform better at school.”Charmza Literary Club visits schools around Thaba ‘Nchu, her hometown, where she shares her love of reading and its importance through poetry readings and puppet shows. She wants to empower communities to be able to tell their stories in their own language. “We also teach adults the necessary writing steps on how to write their books, edit and publish them in their language.”Mrwebi uses her monthly school visits to identify young writers to mentor, to encourage them and let them know they are not working in isolation. Once they have been identified, Mrwebi will, “…donate books to these writers after they have formed their book clubs, poetry groups and reading clubs”.She says that these visits bring her the greatest joy, especially if she gets to tell stories in her mother tongue. “I love that the children can get to teach me new songs. Or tell me a story their grandmothers told them. The more books we read together or stories we tell the more they open up and feel safe sharing their experiences.”As an author and poet, she feels blessed to belong to a community that passes on lore, history and culture from one generation to the next. The world is blessed, she says, by having writers who share their love of words. “When each one teaches the other, eventually we are going to have a community of writers telling stories and contributing towards solutions in our country. I feel that I have to keep pushing and investing in the seed of literature continuously even in the midst of challenges.”Charmza Literary Club gives children the opportunity to tell stories in their mother tongue. (Image: Charmaine Mrwebi)Among her first published books was Mantlwane… Ga re Tshamekeng (Mantlwane Let Us Play) based on a game she played as a child. “Mantlwane was a game I played as a child. It helps to build your imagination, it moulded who I am today. Children have so many distractions today that we are losing that ability to build whole worlds.”Travel while standing stillGrowing up in Thaba ‘Nchu, Mrwebi was a voracious reader. She has often spoken about how reading allowed her to travel the world without leaving her home. “There was one library in Thaba ‘Nchu and no mall. The first time I even heard about this thing called a mall was in a book. That is an important lesson I share. It does not matter where you come from, the world does not need to be a mystery. Or strange.”But she yearned to find books written in Setswana, her mother tongue, about her own experiences. She believes it’s important to read, and write, your own literature. Writers, she says, think and dream in their mother tongue and something is lost when it is translated. Desperate to share her culture with the world, she has self-published four books in her mother tongue. “In the mother tongue a writer’s message is clear. In translation, something is lost.”The desire to get more mother tongue books into print was the acorn that grew into Charmza Literary Club, her publishing business. Charmza is, as she explains, one house with many rooms that include publishing, her storytelling school visits, her poetry workshops and the work she does with the Performing Arts Council of the Free State.“When I published my first book I thought book stores and distributors would jump to stock it. When that did not happen, I needed to create a platform to distribute my book so I created Charmza. I’ve got my books and the authors we publish out because we needed to learn how to be persistent and innovative.”She is hopeful that, like her, there is a young Setswana writer who will be inspired to tell their own story. And who is Mrwebi inspired by? There is her grandmother of course, Ellen Kuzwayo, author of Call Me Woman.Without missing a beat, however, she says Buchi Emecheta, the Nigerian author of The Bride Price and The Joys of Motherhood. “Despite all her challenges – a single woman in a foreign country; raising four kids. Unemployed. She rose above it all. Her writing, her love of books lifted her up.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

19 Geocaching New Year’s Resolutions for 2019

first_imgThe year is now 2019. You probably know that. If not, well, let us be the first to wish you a Happy New Year! And what’s a new year, without a few new goals? We’ve collected 19 New Year’s resolutions for geocachers in 2019. Everyone’s resolution is different, but we bet there’s at least one for you. We hope this list inspires you to push yourself to explore more, see new locations, meet new people, and of course, find more geocaches! Host or attend a geocaching EventCreate a geocache destined to earn Favorite pointsFind at least 365 geocachesFind 24 geocaches in 24 hoursSolve those puzzle caches that stumped you in 2018Attend a Mega or Giga-EventResolve to log those DNFs…and then to go back and find them!Visit a new country and find a geocache thereSpend more time geocaching with friends or familyRelease a trackable with a big goalComplete your own geocache icon runTeach someone new about the gameReach a caching milestone such as 5,000 findsDiscover a new geocaching location that makes you say “Wow!” each month of the yearBe a First to Find!Find a D5 or T5 geocacheBetter yet, fill your Difficulty and Terrain grid!Try and complete all 19 of these goals in 2019Forget about the numbers, and just have fun!Do you have a 2019 geocaching goal? Put it out there for the world to see – share your geocaching New Year’s resolution below in comments!Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Related14 Geocaching New Year’s Resolutions Revealed for 2014January 6, 2014In “Community”Confirmed Geocaching souvenir moments for 2019January 9, 2019In “Community”Guide to hosting an unforgettable Last/First New Year’s eventNovember 27, 2018In “Community”last_img read more

Bonleon out to prove he can still play despite weight gain

first_imgCayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games View comments Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Mario Bonleon. PBA IMAGESFor Mario Bonleon, he’s looking at this run with AMA Online Education in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup as a chance for redemption.“I’m trying to prove that even though I’m fat, I can still play,” he said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 22-year-old didn’t waste time in proving his worth as he poured 31 points in the Titans’ 118-100 defeat to Racal on Thursday.However, his scoring came at a woeful 8-of-20 clip from the field including a dismal 0-of-8 shooting from three.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingBonleon knows that he has a long way to go in terms of his conditioning, admitting that he still hasn’t regained his rhythm since injuring his hand last year. But he believes that with more work in practice, he will eventually get to his desired shape.“I’m still adjusting. I still haven’t found my rhythm. But I think I still need to run a little because I’m still gasping for air, and a little more shooting in practice. I also know that I have to trim down more because my coach in UST said that I’m fat,” he said. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR While he is looking to sustain his scoring, Bonleon is hoping that his outburts would come with a victory next time.“I know I still need to work on more things. I got 31 points, but we lost and got blown out. I hope next game, we can win and if I can exceed my point turnout, it will be better. The important thing for me is for the team to win,” he said.The Titans spring back to action against Cignal next Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Athletes unite for ailing Laribalast_img read more