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Dozens of schoolchildren found bunking off school in Donegal

first_imgSchool absenteeism cases on Tusla’s national waiting list have surged in Donegal in the last two school terms, it has emerged. Figures obtained show that (12) a dozen school-aged children who were not in school have been referred to Tulsa over absenteeism this term alone.The figures come as it was revealed that 108 referrals were made to the child and family agency for the school year 2018-2019. It is understood that 65 of the Donegal schoolchildren were allocated to an Educational Welfare Officier (EWOs) while 17 were placed on a waiting list.The remaining 26 were not assigned to EWOs because they were aged 16 or over or under six.A spokesperson for Tulsa told Donegal Daily: “All referrals are screened in line with our process, and those that do not meet the referral criteria would not be placed on a waiting list.”National figures in a recent report show that Tusla’s Educational Welfare Service (EWS) had 2,636 referrals on its waiting list. The figure has been climbing steadily since last October and the comparable figure from April 2018 was 1,670 cases.It is understood the numbers, released by Tulsa, is due to the rising numbers of homeless children, insufficient numbers of staff, and increasingly complex cases such as students with mental health issues and special needs.Dozens of schoolchildren found bunking off school in Donegal was last modified: October 14th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:SCHOOLlast_img read more

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Two of the hottest Giants hitters sitting for different reasons against Brewers

first_imgMILWAUKEE — Two of the hottest hitting Giants will start Saturday’s game against the Brewers on the bench.Manager Bruce Bochy decided to leave Alex Dickerson and Austin Slater out of the starting lineup for different reasons.Dickerson is dealing with back spasms that forced him to exit Friday’s series opener in Milwaukee in the top of the ninth as he was removed for pinch hitter Donovan Solano.“I’m feeling better, it’s a little bit of a spasm thing that comes and goes,” Dickerson said. “I’ve …last_img read more

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Malaysia Airlines 777 shot down

first_imgA Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER with 298 aboard has been shot down over Ukraine.According to Aviation Herald registration 9M-MRD performing flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur with 283 passengers and 15 crew, was en-route at FL330 about 50nm northwest of Donetsk (Ukraine) when the transponder signal was lost at FL330 at position N48.56 E37.21 at 13:43Z.Unconfirmed video footage is now on Youtube showing the burning wreckage.Photos of wreckage of a Malaysia Airlines’ aircraft have been tweeted and are shown to the right.Malaysia Airlines has confirmed the flight has crashed. The airspace over Ukraine has now been closed to all commercial traffic.Malaysian authorites have listed the passengers as; 154 Dutch, 43 Malaysian, 27 Australian, 12 Indonesian, 9 British, 4 German, 4 Belgian, 3 Philippine, 1 Canadian and 41 unknown citizens.last_img read more

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What are you doing to commemorate International Mandela Day?

first_imgJohannesburg, Thursday 14 July 2016 – Former President Nelson Mandela remains one of the most enduring symbols of the South African nation brand.  He embodied all the qualities our country stood for – forgiveness, patience, tolerance, peace and humility – he demonstrated that precious quality of Ubuntu throughout his life.President Mandela’s life of service is now celebrated the world over on International Mandela Day, observed annually on 18 July as decreed by the United Nations.International Mandela Day in 2016 marks the seventh annual Mandela Day where people from every corner of the globe unite to give of themselves, do better and give back to their community for 67 minutes.This International Mandela Day, what will you be doing in the spaces around you to make the world a better place?The international day of observation was inspired by Mandela’s call, made in 2008, for the next generation to take on the burden of leadership aimed at addressing the world’s social injustices.“It’s in your hands now” – Nelson MandelaBrand South Africa’s CEO Mr Kingsley Makhubela, reflecting on the significance of International Mandela Day 2016 said, “The best tribute citizens of South Africa can pay to the late icon of our country is to live a life of service, active citizenship and continually striving to make South Africa a better place.  We should be guided by his view that South Africa should be better for future generations.  Nation building is a continuous process and South Africa needs us all.”The CEO of GEM David Shields says, “Mandela Day is more than just a celebration of Madiba’s life and what he did for South Africa, it’s a global movement to help positively impact the lives of those around you; no matter how small the task.”So what can you do this year to make your 67 minutes fruitful?That’s easy; pick something community based that you’re passionate about, make sure you’re signed up to GEM, put your game face on and start doing your bit for a better South Africa!What is GEM?GEM (Going the Extra Mile) Project is a non-profit org. based in South Africa and co-founded by David Shields and Camilo Ramada. The two conceived a mobile app, called GEM, which uses a mobile payment platform to reward volunteer service in local communities. Operating on an easy-to-use smartphone app and/or USSD technology, users can explore a variety of local opportunities and sign-up to volunteer with the ones they like best.In exchange for their service volunteers earn “GEMs”, which is the app’s currency. Each GEM is the equivalent to one South African rand and can be used to buy goods and services which include electricity tokens, movie tickets, groceries, and even data. The project supports almost more than two dozen social organisations and runs over 30 activations in Johannesburg and Cape Town every month.The best thing about GEM is that it inspires a volunteerism lifestyle. It gives users an opportunity to improve the lives of those around them; using people’s free time proactively with a reward element attached. Everyone, irrespective of which side of the economic spectrum they fall, can give back and get something in return. Truly, a win-win situation.For the second year, GEM Project will be running a massive Mandela Day campaign in partnership with Brand South Africa and the PlayYourPart campaign. The merger serves as a way to make giving back to your community an easy task for anyone. Simply log on and decide where, how and for whom you want to make the world a better place.Brand South Africa is committed to creating a progressive and compelling brand image for South Africa. PlayYourPart is a social network that links individuals willing to volunteer their services or provide financial assistance with community development organisations.Now it’s time to put in the work. Visit www.gemproject.org to download the app on your smartphone or search “GEM Project” on your app store; it’s compatible with Android, iOS and BlackBerry 10 and takes less than a minute to sign-up. Alternatively you can register via USSD by dialing * 120 * 4361 # to get started.You don’t need to be a millionaire or a superhero to make a difference. Your time alone is a beautiful thing to give.Follow the conversation on  #SANationBrand or #MandelaDay2016last_img read more

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Rail expansion ‘to boost SA economy’

first_img5 February 2014 The upgrading and expanding of South Africa’s rail network will relieve the burden on the roads, significantly increase the country’s export capacity and stimulate further investment and job creation, says Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba. Speaking at a briefing in Pretoria on Monday, Gigaba said a total of 6 405 kilometres of rail would be replaced on South Africa’s general freight, coal and ore lines, increasing the country’s freight capacity by 149.7-million tonnes. “Existing logistics corridors will be expanded and new ones will be established, and 1 317 new locomotives and 25 000 new wagons will be procured [over the next five years],” he said. “We will be able to increase our exports of coal by over 50%. Our ability to move general freight on rail will have more than doubled in capacity, and Transnet’s container handling capacity will increase by 75%.”Catalysts for further investment, employment Gigaba said that state-owned companies were acting as catalysts for additional investment in the economy. Infrastructure development was a critical stimulant, Gigaba said, with Eskom planning to invest over R500-billion in the economy over the next five years, and Transnet set to invest over R300-billion over a seven-year period. State-owned companies falling under the Department of Public Enterprises invested R53-billion in the economy three years ago, Gigaba said; this year they would be investing over R113-billion – an increase of over 100%. “Our infrastructure state-owned companies are already key providers of employment, and with the additional infrastructure capacity that will be built, [they] will become even more important sources of employment.” By 2017, he said, Transnet alone would support the direct and indirect employment of approximately 30 000 people. The company had also secured R175-million from the Department of Higher Education and Training to recruit and train 1 000 learners to study maritime engineering. “State-owned companies are playing a leading role in skills development and will be investing over R2.8-billion in the current financial year,” he added. “Over the last year, more than 16 000 learners were trained in scarce and critical learning programmes within state-owned companies of the DPE.” Also addressing Monday’s briefing, outgoing Eskom CEO Brian Dame said the power utility was “serious about helping black business to bloom”, and that Eskom had “finalised the structure of a fund for developing mines to assist emerging black miners”. Gigaba added: “By 2015, we will ensure that over 50% of coal for Eskom comes from black miners.” Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

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Canonical Adds OpenStack Support to Ubuntu

first_imgklint finley Tags:#Architecture#cloud Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloudcenter_img While the most reported news about the next version of Ubuntu, version 11.04 aka Natty Narwhal, is the brand new Unity interface, there’s bigger news for cloud technologists. Natty Narwhal will include OpenStack, the open source cloud computing platform created by NASA and Rackspace last year. Canonical joined OpenStack in February.OpenStack will compliment Eucalyptus, the open core cloud computing system. “We want people to think of Ubunutu as a Linux platform that is cloud native,” Canonical VP of Business Development told InternetNews.com.NASA started what eventually became OpenStack to in order to replace Eucalypsis, The Register reported last year. Since that time, Eucalyptus has partnered with Red Hat and has been working to make its platform more open.George also told InternetNews.com that while Ubuntu will support two cloud standards for now, it will eventually “bless” only one – much like it has “blessed” the KVM hypervisor instead of Xen.Although OpenStack has met with much enthusiasm from the open source community, some crack are starting to show in its governance model as we’ve reported. Still, it’s a young project with strong technology and serious backing.But Eucalyptus is a formidable opponent in the cloud stack standard race, especially with its Red Hat partnership.OpenStack is only a technology preview at the moment. But this week’s Amazon Web Services outage emphasizes the need for open cloud standards so that servers can be moved easily from cloud to cloud. The clock is ticking. Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Related Posts last_img read more

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Indian English lessons on Twitter: ‘Open the window, let air force come in’

first_imgPhoto: Twitter.comA funny take on common errors made by Indians in usage of English language is among the top trends on Twitter on Friday. Twitterati posted pictures of various such hilarious mistakes noticed on billboards all across the country hashtagging IndianEnglish.Photo: Twitter.comOther than this, users are also posting other funny gaffes rampant in our English usage. “Sport teacher to student: please fill wind in the football,” posted @prkpadmalayam. “Open the windows and let the airforce come in,” wrote @Mrlawyerr.”Teacher: Why are you looking at the monkeys outside when I am in the class?!” wrote @shreyanagarajan. “In God’s house there’s delay but no load shedding,” posted @Purba_Ray. “Don’t fly my fun,” tweeted @BakwasRadio.  Photo: Twitter.comThere were jibes at the use of strange English phrases in language used in government offices. “Dear Sir, with reference to my above, please refer to my below,” wrote @rajeshkalra.Photo: Twitter.comHowever, what summed up the best was this one: “British messed our motherland we mess up their mothertongue,” by @SuperstarGuddi.last_img read more

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