GAA: NAOMH COLUMBA GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgNaomh Columba 18.09.12Our under 21s were the only team in action over the weekend, and had an unfortunate result on Sunday, when they exited the championship after a one point defeat to Convoy. Hard luck to everyone involved. In underage news, our under 13 team continued their league campaign with a home defeat to Na Cealla Beaga on Friday evening last. They host St Nauls this Friday evening, with a 6.30pm throw in at Páirc na nGael. Best of luck to all. Our minors are still awaiting word of their championship final. Details to follow. Scór na nÓg: the county semi final of Scór will take place on Friday, October 19th, in Gleann Fhinne. The events in Scór na nÓg as as follows: Figure/Céilí Dancing, Solo Singing, Instrumental Music, Recitation/Scéalaíocht, Ballad Group, Novelty Act, Quiz and Set Dancing. Scór na nÓg is open to any club members under the age of 17. Anyone interested in taking part in this year’s Scór is asked to contact Oifigeach na Gaeilge, John James Mc Laughlin, or any other member of the club committee. If anyone has yet to return their cycle sponsorship cards & money, please arrange collection with Owen Doherty, Marley Doherty or Caitríona Nic Seoin over the coming days. We would like to have a final figure available for release shortly, so the sooner we get everything in, the better. The club would like to take this opportunity to wish the very best of luck to Jim Mc Guinness and the county squad in Sunday’s All Ireland final. A particular good luck to Patrick Mc Brearty and Mark Mc Hugh from CLG Chill Chartha. The club tickets will be distributed from the clubhouse this Thursday night, from 7-9pm. All tickets are to be collected and paid for on the night. We hope that everyone travelling over the weekend will have a safe trip, and fingers crossed that we will be accompanying SAM home on Monday night!GAA: NAOMH COLUMBA GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: September 18th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: NAOMH COLUMBA GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

Over 400 Irish Defence Forces march through Letterkenny – Pic Special

first_imgOver 400 men and women of the Irish Defence Forces paraded through Letterkenny on Friday morning ahead of their six-month deployment to South Lebanon.The 114th Infantry Battalion faced a review at 11am by Defence Minister Paul Kehoe TD and Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces Vice Admiral Mark Mellett DSM.Four hundred and fifty troops will rotate to South Lebanon in what is Ireland’s largest overseas deployment to a single mission area. Members of the @defenceforces 114 Infantry Battalion, drawn mainly from 28th Btn Finner Camp, marching in Letterkenny today ahead of six-month deployment to South Lebanon.This follows Ministerial Review at St Eunan’s College this morning. pic.twitter.com/s6AW4he8v3— Chris McNulty (@chrismcnulty86) May 3, 2019Once deployed, the 114th Infantry Battalion will assume command of the IRISHBATT Area of Operations, taking over from 113th Infantry Battalion who deployed to the mission area last November.The Unit then paraded through the town before being dismissed at Letterkenny Community Centre.Crowds turned out in numbers to see the Letterkenny parade. Catch some of the best moments in pictures below. Minister Responsible for Defence Paul Kehoe, TD inspecting the parade of members of the 114th Inf Bn (UNIFIL) in Letterkenny (North West Newspix)Comdt Collins of the 114th Inf Bn (UNIFIL) on parade in Letterkenny prior to their departure for a tour of duty in Lebanon. (North West Newspix)Members of the 114th Inf Bn of UNIFIL parading through Letterkenny. (North West Newspix) Over 400 Irish Defence Forces march through Letterkenny – Pic Special was last modified: May 3rd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Outsourcing a África do Sul

first_imgAs empresas estrangeiras lutam cada vez mais contra o aumento dos custos e sentem cada vez mais a pressao das metas a atingir e a África do Sul esta a tornar-se um local favoravel para aqui encetarem contratos de outsourcing.O chamado BPO, do ingles Business Process Outsourcing, ou processo de terceirizaçao, e uma tendencia cada vez maior e esta industria, que representa aproximadamente 130 bilioes de rands ao ano, tem uma taxa de crescimento estimada em 50% nos proximos cinco anos.O BPO inclui redistribuir certos processos de negocio que sao geralmente desempenhados na propria empresa por uma empresa externa, como apoio directo ao cliente ou centrais de atendimento, para efectuarem as funçoes em nome dessa empresa.Identificado como um sector chave na estrategia do governo de lançar a economia e criar emprego, preve-se que com a ajuda do BPO se venham a criar 25.000 empregos directos e 75.000 indirectos na África do Sul e contribuir assim com 7,95 bilioes de rands para a economia nacional em 2009.O Outsourcing ou terceirizaçao de serviços de informatica (IT – Information Technology) esta igualmente a florescer na África do Sul, com a diversidade propria do mercado nacional, com um know-how de cariz mundial e um ambiente de desenvolvimento propicio, que a tornam no laboratorio de ensaios ideal para quaisquer inovaçoes.O outsourcing de serviços informaticos representa mais de um terço do mercado de serviços de 30 bilioes de rands, segundo um estudo feito em 2008 pela firma de investigaçao e consultoria IDC, tomando a maior fatia de todas as categorias de serviços informaticos.A Gartner, o grupo internacional de investigaçao, classifica a África do Sul como um entre os 30 destinos de outsourcing de criaçao de software mais procurados do mundo, com a investigaçao reportada a 2007 a par de Israel, Europa, Medio Oriente e África, e a seguir a Australia e a Índia, de modo global.Calling.ZADe acordo com o jornal economico Business Day, as centrais de atendimento nacionais cresceu 8% ao ano desde 2003. Emprega 54.000 pessoas e contribui com 0.92% do PIB sul africano.Um BPO com apoio do estado, lançado em 2007, procura aumentar a competitividade da África do Sul e engloba incentivos de investimento na ordem do 1,1 bilioes de rands. O plano centra-se em:Uma estrategia ampla de marketing.Um programa de apoio governamental que inclua concessao de investimento e subsidios para formaçao.Uma estrutura crescente de preços para as telecomunicaçoes.Vantagens competitivasPara as empresas estrangeiras, a África do Sul encaixa-se entre localizaçoes nearshore como o Canada, Mexico ou Europa de Leste, que oferecem proximidade ao mesmo tempo que afinidade cultural, e as localizaçoes offshore mais tradicionais, como a Índia ou as Filipinas, que tem mao-de-obra barata.A África do Sul tem diversos factores a seu favor, entre eles:Equipas de centrais de atendimento de alto nivel.Competencia na gestao e serviços em mais de um dominio, a par com vario tipo de serviços financeiros, sobretudo no ramo dos seguros, hipotecario e processamento e recolha de emprestimos.Compatibilidade horaria com a Europa.Fluencia optima de Ingles, juntamente com alguns acentos de lingua inglesa mas facilmente entendiveis nos mercados ocidentais.Uma taxa cambial favoravel.Forte apoio por parte do governo.Incentivos com apoio do estado, por exemplo concessao de arranque e expansao e preços de telecomunicaçoes mais reduzidos.Uma crescente e avançada industria de telecomunicaçoes.O governo esta a adoptar medidas no sentido de garantir capacidade de banda larga mais barata e mais acessivel, com chamadas internacionais tambem menos onerosas. Estao a ser envidados outros esforços para colocaçao de cabos de fibra optica submarinos tanto na costa leste como oeste de África para lançar as ligaçoes entre o continente e o resto do mundo.O mundo num so paisEntre as empresas estrangeiras que ja escolheram a África do Sul como destino de BPO conta-se a IBM, Fujitsu Siemens, Lufthansa, Virgin, Sykes, Avis e a Car Phone Warehouse.O empenho da África do Sul na industria de BPO esteve em evidencia em 2007 com a decisao de construir uma central de chamadas no valor de 125 milhoes de rands, com 1500 lugares, na Zona Industrial de Coega, em Port Elizabeth, Cabo Oriental.O Parque BPO cobre cinco hectares na area comercial de Coega e inclui instalaçoes para formaçao profissional e espaços de lazer. A empresa gestora afirmou que este espaço foi criado para acolher varios cenarios e podera alojar um sem numero de investidores estrangeiros.Outros investimentos recentes: Em Maio de 2008, a multinacional Royal Dutch Shell abriu uma central de atendimento na Cidade do Cabo. O centro atendera os clientes da Shell na Belgica, Luxemburgo e Holanda, com operadores que falam Afrikaans treinados para falarem em Holandes e Flamengo.  Em Novembro de 2007, o gigante Americano de outsourcing Tele Tech começou a construir novas instalaçoes fora da Cidade do Cabo – a sua primeira base no continente africano. Este artigo foi actualizado em: Setembro de 2008Reporter infoSA. Fontes (websites em lingua inglesa):South Africa YearbookBusiness Process Enabling South AfricaDepartment of Trade and IndustryCoega Development CorportationBusiness Daylast_img read more

South Africa to pilot smart ID cards

first_img8 May 2012 South Africans will move one step closer to having smart card IDs when the Department of Home Affairs launches the pilot of its smart ID project, which promises to speed up government services while cutting down on crime and corruption involving identity documents. Briefing journalists in Pretoria last week, Home Affairs Director-General Mkuseli Apleni said the pilot – to be launched within the next six months – would involve the issue of 2 000 smart IDs to allow for the testing of the smart cards’ systems, hardware and software. “It will also enable the government to procure the required machinery to produce the volume of cards that will be required, so that we eventually completely phase out the current green bar-coded ID.”Old IDs to be phased out over four years Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said last month that the roll-out of the smart IDs – their issue to new ID applicants – would begin in 2013. Apleni said that, once all the systems were tested and in place to produce the smart cards, all new ID applications would be treated as applications for smart IDs – at which point the minister would promulgate the costs of the smart IDs for citizens. These are expected to be similar to the current costs for documents. It was possible that the green bar-coded ID could eventually be phased out over about four years, Apleni said.One card fits all? Apleni said the government was looking at having South Africans use just one card for all their official documentation requirements – identities, licences, National Health Insurance, social grants. He said the departments of transport, health and social development were wanting to be involved in the project, adding that Home Affairs would look into how it could upscale the chip on the cards in order to accommodate these departments. BuaNews and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Martin’s Energy Quiz — Third Edition

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. GBA published an energy quiz in 2009, and another one in 2011. It looks like we’re overdue for another installment.Answers are provided at the bottom of this column; don’t peek until you’ve finished the quiz.1. True or false: In freezing climates, a drainback solar hot water system circulates ordinary water (without any antifreeze) through its solar collectors.(a) True.(b) False.2. Which of the following statements best describes the “cold OSB problem”?(a) OSB sheathing is more at risk when stud cavities are filled with thick insulation than thin insulation.(b) When OSB gets very cold, the adhesive that binds the wood flakes may fail.(c) OSB can fail if it is covered on the exterior with a thick layer of rigid foam.(d) Researchers have not succeeded in developing an OSB sleeping bag.3. The International Residential Code includes a table listing prescriptive requirements for insulation and windows. The column labeled “fenestration U-factor” shows:(a) Minimum U-factors for windows.(b) Maximum U-factors for windows.(c) The confusion rate for readers with low Understanding Factors (i.e., low U-factors) who are forced to decipher code documents.4. Which of these statements is true?(a) No roof assembly can dry to the exterior.(b) All roof assemblies can dry to the exterior.(c) Some roof assemblies can dry to the exterior.(d) Roofs in Seattle are always wet.5. Which of these statements is most likely to be true for a certified Passivhaus?(a) The house has Zehnder windows, a Siga heat-recovery ventilator, and Intus tape.(b) The house has Intus windows, a Zehnder heat-recovery ventilator, and Siga tape.(c) The house has Siga windows, an Intus heat-recovery ventilator, and Zehnder tape.(d) The windows cost too much.6. Compared to exhaust-only ventilation systems, heat-recovery ventilation (HRV) systems have several advantages. Which… center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

HC rejects Nagpur Cong. chief’s plea

first_imgNAGPUR: The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court on Thursday rejected a petition filed by Nagpur Congress president Vikas Thakre demanding recognition of his nominated membership of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC).A Division Bench of Justices Bhushan Dharmadhikari and Arun Upadhyay refused to admit Mr. Thakre’s petition challenging the election of Congress leader Kishor Jichkar as a nominated member of the NMC.Mr. Jichkar’s nomination was supported by a rebel Congress group, which had revolted against the party’s city unit and appointed its own leader of Opposition in the NMC earlier this year. Seventeen of the 29 Congress corporators were recognised as the original Congress group by the Nagpur Divisional Commissioner. The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court had also endorsed Tanaji Wanve’s appointment as the leader of Opposition by rejecting the city Congress’s petition challenging it.Mr. Thakre had alleged in his petition that his nomination to the NMC was the legal one as the rebel group was yet to be recognised by the Divisional Commissioner when he had filed his nomination. After Thursday’s ruling, he plans to move the Supreme Court. Both claim BJP hand“This is the BJP’s conspiracy to divide the Congress. They are scared that I would expose their scandals on the floor of the House. If this is allowed, everywhere people will walk away from the party and form their separate groups. The party will take action against the rebel group,” he told The Hindu.The rebel group, however, alleged that the revolt was forced because of Mr. Thakre and his mentor and former Nagpur MP Vilas Muttemwar’s “high-handedness”. “Under Mr. Thakre’s leadership, the party performed dismally in the NMC election earlier this year, and he lost his own seat. He was given a ticket to contest the Assembly election and lost, but still continues to be the city chief. How can one person be allowed to have a complete say in matters when he failed in elections continuously?” a corporator from the rebel group asked.He said, “Mr. Thakre has a secret understanding with the BJP and has weakened the Nagpur Congress. Our revolt has kept the real Congress alive in Nagpur.”last_img read more

Beermen have ‘nothing but praise’ for Terrence Romeo

first_imgBut amid all the noise and criticisms, the Beermen remained unbothered. All along, they knew exactly what they’re going to get.After all, it’s no secret what Romeo can do with a basketball and he showed that again Tuesday in the semifinal stage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I mean you guys know what Terrence can do. He is one of the best in the country at putting the ball in the hole. He’s proven that through many years, he’s won many scoring championships. Everybody knows what type of player he is,” said San Miguel guard Chris Ross after his team’s 114-91 beatdown of Phoenix in Game 4 at Cuneta Astrodome.Romeo unleashed a game-high 20 points, including 17 in the third quarter, where the Beermen’s 11-point lead ballooned to 26. View comments There’s no denying that Romeo ranks among the league’s best offensive players but the knack has been his shaky relationship with his teammates and coaches from his time with GlobalPort, the team that drafted him fifth overall in 2013, to his short uneventful stint with TNT where the two sides had a nasty fallout.But the Romeo experiment has been a success so far for San Miguel, who added a lethal offensive spark off the bench to its already loaded roster.“I got nothing but praise for him. Since he’s been with us, he’s been one of the best teammates you can have,” Ross said. “He’s adapting to our style of play and he’s adapting to what we do as a team.”“He’s been with us for such a short time and he’s made so many strides in his game to fit with us and he’s a welcoming piece for us.”Playing his best game yet as a member of the Beermen, Romeo deflected the credit to his teammates particularly Ross.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “Credit to my teammates especially to my brother Chris Ross because he really looks for me and he gives me the confidence to just keep playing my game,” Romeo said in Filipino.SMB coach Leo Austria also raved about Romeo’s play in the third quarter which he believed became the “turning point” in Game 4.“He was our main man tonight,” Austria said.For Romeo, however, he remains just part of the main core’s supporting cast.“The core of this team is still the first five. We’re just here to give them a good rest so that they’ll have fresh legs when they go back in,” he said. “I’ve accepted my role with the team. I’m okay with whatever role I play as long as it will help the team win.”Four months ago, TNT traded away Romeo for reserves David Semerad and Brian Heruela and a 2021 first round pick.On Tuesday night, Romeo finds himself just a win away from booking his first trip to the finals.“My teammates have won many championships. They already know what it feels like to be in the finals. Me, if ever, it will be just my first time,” Romeo said. “But I’m not thinking about that yet. Phoenix will be prepared and we need to be focused on our next game.” Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid San Miguel will only get better PLAY LIST 01:33San Miguel will only get better03:16PBA Season 43 Preview: San Miguel Beermen05:38San Miguel, Ginebra expect long, gruelling PBA Finals series02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MANILA, Philippines—San Miguel Beer faced a lot of questions from onlookers when it traded for the enigmatic yet dazzling guard Terrence Romeo in the offseason.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Terrence Romeo stars as San Miguel blows out Phoenix, nears finals berthlast_img read more