Sums all add up for Donegal pupils during Maths Week!

first_imgMore than 30 pupils from St Eunan’s National School in Laghey joined other children for a morning of Izak9 maths workshop activities, celebrating Maths Week, the all-island festival of maths and numeracy. Developed by mathematician Franz Schlindwein, Izak9 uses cubes populated with combinations of colours, numbers and shapes providing unlimited access to the skills of the maths curriculum.Children work together in small groups where the learning is open, visual, shared, rich and curious. Maths Week Ireland is the annual all-island festival dedicated to raising awareness and appreciation of maths and numeracy among young people, parents and the wider population.Over 400,000 people, including students and the general public, will take part in events this week, across the island, focused on driving home the benefits of maths and all the opportunities it brings for individuals, society and the economy.Co-ordinated by Calmast, Waterford Institute of Technology’s STEM Engagement Centre, Maths Week is funded through the SFI Discover Programme, the Department of Education and Skills, the Department for the Economy Northern Ireland and tech firm Xilinx. It is run with more than 50 partner organisations including universities, institutes of technology, libraries, schools, training colleges, visitor centres and employers.Research carried out for Maths Week Ireland 2019 shows that a majority of parents believe their child’s attitude to maths is more positive than their own when they were the same age, while 86% of people believe maths is important in creating future career opportunities for their children.  Sums all add up for Donegal pupils during Maths Week! was last modified: October 18th, 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)last_img read more

Brand South Africa joins the country in mourning and honouring the fallen firefighter heroes

first_imgJohannesburg, Wednesday 12 September 2018 –  Brand South Africa joins the country in mourning the three firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty during the blaze which erupted last week on the 23rd floor of the Bank of Lisbon Building in the Johannesburg inner city. Twenty-eight-year-old Simphiwe Moropane, 40-year-old Mduduzi Ndlovu and 37-year-old Kathutshelo Muedi are being honoured in a memorial service today in Ellis Park, Johannesburg. Brand South Africa’s Chief Marketing Officer, Ms Linda Magapatona-Sangaret said: “The country has had a number of these tragic fire related incidents in recent years and months. The tragic results have been the loss of lives, the destruction of people’s homes and their displacement and often the destruction of industrial production and the livelihood of people.”Magapatona-Sangaret added saying “Today’s memorial service is more than a ceremony. It’s an obligation, a recognition that, in a life spent too often caught up in the pursuit of the trivial, we owe it to Muedi, Ndlovu and Moropane that we ensure that people not yet born will someday come to know what they did for society and honour them. We extend our deepest sympathy to their families and are deeply saddened by the loss they have encountered.”The fire broke out just after 4am on Tuesday 04 September. Firefighters battled a fire on the other side of the building, which took about 45 minutes to extinguish,” said Johannesburg EMS spokesperson Nana Radebe.The safety of structures in the inner city have been the center of attention after it was revealed that the Bank of Lisbon Building failed to meet regulations. The Gauteng Provincial government has vowed to prioritise occupational health after the deadly fire in the Johannesburg buildinglast_img read more

Over 46,000 people affected by heavy rain in western Madhya Pradesh

first_imgOver 46,000 people from Mandsaur and Neemuch districts were shifted to safer places by late Sunday even as heavy rain continued to lash the western region of Madhya Pradesh, a government spokesperson has announced. The Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rainfall in 10 districts, including Indore.The two neighbouring districts have received incessant rain since last few days and lives have been completely disrupted. “More than 45,000 people have been rescued from 100 to 125 villages in Mandsaur. Some of these villages have been fully vacated while there has been partial evacuation in others,” said Manoj Path joint director of Public Relations in a message on Sunday evening. In addition, 32,000 families in the catchment area of Indira Sagar and Sardar Sarovar dams are at risk of being inundated, with the water rising alarmingly in the two dams. There is no relief likely from the rain fury in the two districts till Monday evening, the Met office cautioned. Extremely heavy rainfall is forecast in part of Mandsaur, Neemuch, Agar Malwa and Alirajpur regions till Monday. Heavy rainfall might occur at few places in 10 districts, including Indore. Rain or thundershowers are likely to occur at most places in around 31 districts of the state, including Bhopal on Monday morning.Civil society organisations have appealed to the government of Madhya Pradesh to help rescue the affected families in the Narmada valley. Nisarpur near Barwani, which was meant to rehabilitate the project-affected families, is almost submerged with the rain continuing unabated. The previous BJP government, had, in an affidavit claimed before the Supreme Court that it would have completed the evacuation of all residing there. Rescue operations were in full swing, said a State government official from Neemuch. “We are keeping a close watch on the situation,” he added. Nearly 2,300 people were evacuated from the flooded Rampura town in Neemuch district after an alarming rise in the backwater level of Gandhi Sagar Dam in Mandsaur, he said.Rescuers kept a vigil during the night before bringing the flood-hit people to relief camps on Sunday, he said. Mandsaur received 218 mm rain while Manasa town in Neemuch got 243 mm rain in 24 hours ending Sunday morning, as per the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) office here.The Mandsaur district received total 1,927.8 mm rain from June 1 till date, against average rainfall of 742.1 mm, the Met said. Neemuch got total 1,569.7 mm rain so far this monsoon against 706.9 mm average. After heavy rains, 19 sluice gates of Gandhi Sagar Dam were opened and 4.93 lakh cusec water was being discharged, the dam project’s sub-divisional officer N.P. Dev said. The released water was gushing downstream to flood parts of Rajasthan. Intermittent showers on Sunday lashed several parts of Madhya Pradesh, which has so far received 33% more rain than the season’s average, the IMD said. The monsoon has weakened a bit in eastern Madhya Pradesh but is active in western parts of the state, IMD Bhopal office’s senior meteorologist G.D. Mishra said.The BJP wll launch a State-wide agitation from September 22 if the farmers’ who have lost their crops are not compensated by then, former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced on Sunday evening. He said the Congress government in the State should reach out to the people affected by the heavy downpour and added that Chief Minister Kamal Nath had not been visible in the State.The former Chief Minister also pledged to donate his one month salary as MLA for the people ravaged by the floods.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo won’t quit Real Madrid — club boss

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “Ronaldo is a Real player and will continue to be so as far as we are concerned,” Perez told Marca sports daily Tuesday. “No offer has been received for him.”According to media reports Ronaldo is unsettled at Madrid because he believes Real did not back him as fully as he had hoped in his dispute with the taxman.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd he has also complained on multiple occasions in the past at his treatment at the hands of Real supporters, who have resorted to jeering and booing his performance on the pitch.In an earlier report Marca said Ronaldo has told his teammates he was leaving and “there is no turning back”. What ‘missteps’? 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Perez said he could understood why the four-times world player of the year had been upset after he was accused last week of evading 14.7 million euros in tax through offshore companies.Big challengeHe said that Ronaldo had clearly done nothing wrong and Perez was appalled that the “presumption of innocence is not respected” by the media who have branded the played a delinquent.Perez, a 70-year-old construction magnate, was elected unopposed Monday for a third term in charge of Europe’s most successful club.His first big challenge is keeping Ronaldo at the club he joined in 2009 from Manchester United for a record 94 million euros ($105.3 million).There has been speculation that Ronaldo is trying to put pressure on Real so that they will bear some of the burden of an eventual fine for tax evasion as Barcelona did for Lionel Messi.Manchester United have so far made no comment on reports they are interested in buying back the player for an estimated 200 million euros, on top of the release fee.Since extending his contract in November until 2021, Ronaldo is according to Forbes the highest paid sports star in the world with $93 million (83m euro) in 2016-2017.Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea are also reported to be interested but Bayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge denied the German champions would make an offer.“We are accustomed to intensive speculation on possible arrivals and departures during the transfer period,” wrote Rummenigge in the statement. “As a rule, we do not comment on these rumours. But now in the case of Cristiano Ronaldo, we want to clarify once and for all that this rumour has no basis and must be referred to in the realm of fables.”Under Perez, Real Madrid have won three Champions League titles in four seasons. The club — which also won La Liga last season — lead the way in the elite European competition with 12 trophies.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Portugal’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo runs during a training session ahead of the Russia 2017 Confederation Cup football tournament in Kazan on June 16, 2017. AFPCristiano Ronaldo will be staying at Spanish giants Real Madrid and no offer has been received to tempt him away, club president Florentino Perez insisted Tuesday.Unhappy Ronaldo has been linked to Manchester United and other top clubs after reportedly threatening to leave Real and quit Spain after running into problems with tax authorities.ADVERTISEMENT Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Portuguese sports daily A Bola had also claimed that Perez had already been informed of the 32-year-old’s decision.However, Perez said that he had not spoken to Ronaldo, who is on duty for Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russia, which ends on July 2.Even so, Perez said he was convinced Ronaldo would stay and affirmed that his Real contract was protected by a one billion euro release clause.“I have not spoken with him. We don’t want to disturb his concentration with the national team,”  said Perez.“But something really bizarre would have to happen if he were to leave this club.”ADVERTISEMENT Ancajas to rely on speed, power vs Japanese foe WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage View commentslast_img read more

Jiu-jitsu expert Ochoa delivers PH’s 1st gold in Aimag

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges 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 Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Besides Ochoa’s feat, the Philippines has one silver courtesy of jiu-jitsu’s Marc Alexander Lim and a bronze from wrestler Alvin Lobreguito.This medal output already surpassed the production of Filipino athletes (1 gold and two bronzes) in the previous AIMAG in 2013 Incheon.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 LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH jiu-jitsu team. Apryl Jessica Eppinger (extreme left), Margarita Ochoa (third from left) and Annie Ramirez (fourth from left).ASHGABAT—Jiu-jitsu specialist Margarita Ochoa captured the first gold medal for the Philippines in 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.The 27-year-old Ochoa overwhelmed Le Thu Trang Du of Vietnam, 5-0, in the finals of the women’s Ne-waza -45kg category on Tuesday held at Martial Arts Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Letran snaps 3-game skid, holds off Arellano 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 View commentslast_img read more

In Photos: Everything You Need To Know About ESPN’s Cassidy Hubbarth

first_imgCassidy Hubbarth at the ESPYs. Cassidy Hubbarth ESPN HotInstagram/HubbarthESPN’s Cassidy Hubbarth is one of the network’s rising stars, there’s no doubt. Hubbarth, who joined the Worldwide Leader back in 2010, hosts NBA Tonight on ESPN2, works the desk for ESPN News and occasionally gets the look for SportsCenter. You’ll probably be seeing more of her in the near future, too.Where is she from? What has her career looked like? What are her interests? And is she single? We’ve got those answers and more, along with a few photos.In Photos: Everything You Need To Know About Cassidy Hubbarth Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7last_img read more

Toronto stock market falls as energy sector hurt by lower oil prices

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s main stock index lost a little ground Thursday as a further drop in the price of oil to an eight-month low weighed on the key energy sector.Markets on both sides of the border were softer after a very strong day following the U.S. midterms, says Jayson Moss, research analyst at Franklin Bissett Investment Management.“What’s weighing particularly on the Canadian market is the fact that we’re seeing oil entering a bear market, down now 21 per cent since the high on Oct. 3, on concerns that the market will be oversupplied and rising U.S. inventories,” he said in an interview.The December crude contract was down for a ninth straight session, falling by $1 at US$60.67 per barrel. That’s the lowest level since March 8.The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 11.96 points to 15,357.47 after hitting a low of 15,293.29 on 414 million shares traded.The health-care sector fell the most as cannabis stocks gave back some of Wednesday’s strong gains. Energy stocks lost 1.66 per cent.Industrials fell on a 24 per cent decrease in Bombardier’s shares after investors were concerned by its reduced free cash flow guidance amid efforts to refocus the company by selling some assets.Moss said companies have recently faced pretty significant share price movements when they fall short of beat expectations.Canadian Tire gained almost three per cent after posting strong results Thursday, while Freshii Inc. hit an all-time low of $1.95 and closed down 33.4 per cent to $2.65 after withdrawing its 2019 outlook.“It just feels like we’re more in the later innings of this bull market where we have seen some pretty inflated valuations and high street expectations,” he added.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 11.12 points to 26,191.42. The S&P 500 index lost 7.05 points at 2,806.84, while the Nasdaq composite was down 39.87 points at 7,530.88.Moss said the Federal Reserve’s decision not to raise interest rates had no appreciable impact on markets. However, he expects a final rate increase of the year in December.The Canadian dollar traded at an average of 76.25 cents US compared with an average of 76.36 cents US on Wednesday.The December natural gas contract was down 1.2 cents at US$3.54 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was down US$3.60 at US$1,225.10 an ounce and the December copper contract was down 1.85 cents at US$2.74 a pound.last_img read more

Is your vehicle ready for winter

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – Even though it may be unseasonably mild lately, it’s never too early to think about winter vehicle and road safety.Staff from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Commerical Vehicle Saftey and Enforcement, RCMP, ICBC, Caribou Road Services and the Taylor Fire Department were all on hand for the Shift Into Winter event on Tuesday at the South Taylor Hill.“We are promoting awareness around shift into winter.  What we are trying to do is to advise the motoring public on just being aware of their own personal safety when they’re driving. Is your vehicle ready for the winter season?”, said Gerri Goulet, Manager of Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement. Goulet adds, “We are also trying to promote snowplow safety, so the dos and don’ts of when your driving around a snowplow in the upcoming winter season”.The shift into winter event provided a free inspection of winter tires, antifreeze levels and windshield washer fluid levels.Participants were also given a free bottle of windshield washer fluid and an ice scraper.To make sure you and your vehicle are ready for winter, you can visit https://www.icbc.com/road-safety/driving-tips/pages/default.aspxlast_img read more

Two booked for harassing 20yrold girl in Ghaziabad

first_imgGhaziabad: A youth and his friend have been booked by police as they allegedly barged into a girl’s house after she rejected his marriage proposal. The accused broke open the door of house, misbehaved with family and threatened them with dire consequences if the proposal in not accepted. According to police, Pratima Singh (20), a student of final year in Diploma of Pharmacy at Delhi Institute of Pharmaceuticals science and research had been staying with her family in Sanjay Nagar area of Ghaziabad. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderPratima’s father Arun Kumar Singh have alleged one Rahul Kumar for allegedly teasing their daughter after she rejected his marriage proposal. “Rahul had been studying with my daughter during her graduation in MMH college of Ghaziabad in 2015. Since her graduation, he had been following my daughter and trying to contact her through every possible way. My daughter had reported the matter to me several times and I also asked him to stay away from my daughter. However, on Tuesday late night, Rahul along with his friend allegedly barged into our house after breaking the back gate and misbehaved with family.” Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”He used abusive words and fled away threatening us with dire consequences if my daughter do not accept his advances,” girl’s father said in a complaint. Meanwhile police have registered an FIR into the matter. “Based on complaint received, an FIR under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 354, 452, 504, 506, 427 has been registered against two persons. No arrest has been made so far while police investigations are underway,” said a senior police officer.last_img read more