Donegal coastal community groups receive €580,000 in grants

first_imgDonegal Minister Joe McHugh has welcomed grants worth more than €580,000 for coastal communities around the county.“This is a fantastic investment in our coastal communities – the enterprises, festivals, local groups, events and those who work to support their local areas along the Atlantic,” Minister McHugh said.“It’s an endorsement of their work and initiatives along the Donegal coast to make a positive impact for the people who live and work there. “A total of €581,413 in grants is being awarded to 46 projects this year with the focus on enterprise, innovation, job creation and enhancing skills – all of which play a special part in helping to revitalise and sustain our communities along the Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal.”The grants are co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union under Ireland’s European Maritime & Fisheries Fund Operational Programme for the seafood sector.The Minister for Education and Skills added: “Everything from fishing to aquaculture and maritime industries to tourism and culture is being supported in the EMFF programme and the backing that it gives is making a big impression around our county.“And I also want to acknowledge all the hard work and enterprise of the representatives on Flag groups for helping to make this scheme as successful as it is.” Details of the FLAG scheme and how to apply can be found at www.bim.ie/schemes/Donegal coastal community groups receive €580,000 in grants was last modified: May 21st, 2019 by StephenShare 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:coastal commuitiesdonegalFESTIVALSgrantslast_img read more

Improbable Ape Speaks Randomly

first_img(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 It’s not uncharitable to call someone an ape when he calls himself that.New Scientist entitled a short article, “We Are the Improbable Ape.”  It’s perhaps fortunate that the author(s) did not identify himself, herself, itself or themselves, because it claimed that 3 chance mutations made us what we are, complete with thinking brains (5/05/2012) and language.  One excerpt wins Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week:But on another it brings home the sheer improbability of our existence. The essence of humanity largely boils down to a bunch of random mutations, every one of them happening by chance.Richard Dawkins once described evolution as “climbing mount improbable”. It is always worth remembering that humans have climbed the highest.It’s not entirely clear that an improbable ape arriving by the Stuff Happens Law would know which way is up.Maybe the improbable ape who wrote for New Scientist is highest on another level, the “under the influence” level.  The rest of us rational human beings can be content we are on the level on purpose.  Just hope the improbable apes don’t throw their rocks with as good aim as the Swedish chimp reported in PLoS One does.  Both are equally good at practicing deceit, though.last_img read more

5 Tips for Building a Video Professional Linkedin Profile

first_imgImage via Shutterstock.References are another great way to validate your skills and expertise. In the Linkedin community, it’s common practice for people to exchange references. That is, if you want one from a colleague, you might want to offer writing one for them first in exchange.Another trick I recommend is to write out references for others to submit (people do this with resumes all the time). It’s acceptable to write out a reference detailing your skills and achievements, then send it to your colleague and ask them to review, change, or touch it up — and submit it on your profile.4. Be Upfront About Your Ideal Projects/JobsImage via Shutterstock.If you’re investing time and resources into your Linkedin profile, it’s probably because you’re looking for something. Whether that’s a new employment opportunity, more freelance work, or a better professional network, it’s important to take inventory of your intentions.If you know exactly what you’d like to accomplish, there’s no reason you shouldn’t put that on your profile to let people know. Linkedin connects employers with employees; if you feed it what you’re looking for, it will work for you.5. Don’t Bury Contact InfoImage via Shutterstock.Not everyone checks Linkedin every day, which is fine. There are a million other things you can do with your time, but as such, getting a message through the website or your app may mean a longer delay in contact than an email or a call. You can and should put your preferred contact info on your profile, preferably in your first summary section with suggested instructions on how to best contact you.Looking for more tips on finding clients and developing your brand? Check out these articles.Advice on Finding Corporate Video Clients5 Tips on Effective Networking: Digitally or In-Person6 Great Websites for Finding Video Editing JobsVimeo Hack: How to Boost Your Vimeo PageBrowse our full collection of video production articles here. Linkedin offers a number of opportunities to professional videographers and filmmakers. Find out how to take full advantage of your profile.Cover image via Shutterstock.Linkedin, to many, is perhaps the most useful yet least fun of the major social media networks. It’s useful because it can be a great resource to make connections, grow a professional network, and find new work opportunities. However, it can also be intimidating and not as user-friendly as Facebook or Twitter.However, if you’re looking to maximize your social footprint and expand your personal brand for more and better opportunities, here are five useful tips to help you build out your Linkedin profile.1. Show Your WorkImage via Shutterstock.If you’re a video professional (cinematographer, motion designer, or anything in between), it’s important to show off your work early and often. Linkedin, via recent updates, now offers several ways to do this.I’d recommend you feature a link to your professional portfolio page (whether it’s a sizzle reel on Vimeo or an entire webpage showcasing your work). While this still gets obscured by the “show more” in a browser and the Linkedin App, it will still appear with your personal information (see above).You can also now include links (or even uploads) of work samples under your jobs in the Experience section. These will show up with quality thumbnails (and an option to click through if it’s a link). I would highly recommend featuring samples throughout your Experience (more on why below).2. Highlight Your ExperienceAs with links and samples, your Experience section will be one of the first place employers or clients will look. Be sure to explain your role and job duties for each entry.Pro-Tip for Freelancers: If you freelance full or part time, you can create a Freelance Experience entry that includes up-to-date samples of your most recent freelance work with instructions on how to contact you.3. Get (and Give) Referenceslast_img read more

Letran coach warns Lyceum: ‘We will destroy whoever gets in our way’

first_imgView comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Letran has propelled to the third spot at 5-3 behind Lyceum (7-0) and defending champion San Beda (6-1) after opening the season losing three of its first four games.Napa embraced the fact that his team will be the underdog against the menacing Pirates, likening the impending clash to a biblical story.“It’s going to be David and Goliath,” Napa described. “We’re going to go all out.”And we all know how that narrative ends.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 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. PSC gives 2019 SEA Games hosting green light Winners of four straight, the Knights are transforming into a force to reckon with in their own right.Their legitimacy as title contenders can be argued at this point with still a lot of games to be played but one thing’s certain, the Knights are unfazed and unrattled with what lies ahead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“Humanda ang Lyceum sa amin kasi lahat ng babangga sa amin, gigibain namin. That’s my players’ mindset right now,” warned Letran head coach Jeff Napa, his bold declaration coming on the heels of a gritty win over a game San Sebastian side in overtime.(Lyceum better be ready for us because we we’re going to destroy whoever comes in our way.) Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIEScenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Letran head coach Jeff Napa. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUndefeated and fearsome, Lyceum is looking every bit of a championship contender nearing the halfway mark of the NCAA season.The Pirates have been making statements with a victory on top of another. But Friday’s showdown with the Letran Knights, who are in the middle of a resurgence, promises to be their stiffest challenge yet.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more