Job Vacancy: Award-winning supermarket seeks Deli Manager

first_imgJob Vacancy: Costcutter on Main Street Ballybofey are now recruiting for the role of full-time deli manager.The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years experience in a food background industry or company and have a strong passion for food and cooking.The chosen candidate will have the ability to delegate out tasks, have good initiative and be able to work to deadlines as well as having excellent customer service and communication skills. Flexibility is essential since daytime, evening and weekend shifts are required.If you are ambitious and dedicated and want to join an award-winning team, apply by submitting your CV with cover letter to Colin at [email protected] date for applications: Friday 14th December 2018Job Vacancy: Award-winning supermarket seeks Deli Manager was last modified: December 5th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:ballybofey jobscostcutter ballybofeyculinaryDeli Managerfoodlast_img read more

All eyes on Roma vs Juventus as Serie A rolls into Match-Day 36

first_img Tags: Italian Serie A Atalanta vs GenoaMAPEI Stadium, Reggio nell’EmiliaSaturday, 11-05-2019 @4pmGian Piero Gasperini has come a long way since he was on the Genoa bench and is on the verge of taking Atalanta to the Champions League.The tactician is in pole position to secure the fourth Champions League place, while Genoa are in the midst of a relegation battle. A contrast of two different projects, results and objectives.Atalanta are not only in the top four, but just one point behind Inter. Not even the most optimistic fan of La Dea could have predicted this mind-blowing season, especially as they’ll also challenge Lazio for the Coppa Italia Final on May 15. Along with great results, they are also playing attractive attacking football. The team is on a 10-game unbeaten streak in Serie A dating back to February.The club needs seven points from the final three Serie A rounds to guarantee Champions League football and it starts this weekend against Genoa.However, this is a ‘home’ fixture in name only, as restructuring work started on the Stadio Azzurri d’Italia this week and their final two domestic games will be played at the Mapei Stadium. It’s not completely alien to Atalanta, as they already played all their Europa League home matches at Sassuolo’s ground.They are suffering from suspensions to key players like Alejandro Gomez, Gianluca Mancini and Andrea Masiello. Musa Barrow is still out of action, with the season already over for Rafael Toloi, so Hans Hateboer could become an improvised centre-back. Josip Ilicic continues to nurse that knee injury, meaning he can’t really play 90 minutes, but he should start with Mario Pasalic as the trequartista.It is a concern, because Atalanta played only two Serie A games without Papu Gomez this season, emerging with a draw and a defeat.Genoa are in 16th position, one point behind Bologna and only four clear of Empoli in the relegation zone. The appointment of Cesare Prandelli seemed to have steadied the sinking ship for a little while, but they are on a seven-game winless run dating back to March 17. Luck hasn’t been on the Grifone’s side as they could have beaten Roma last weekend, but Antonio Sanabria’s stoppage-time penalty was saved.Just as Stefano Sturaro started to justify his relatively expensive transfer fee, he suffered a ruptured ACL which means he will miss five to six months. He is joined in the stands by Oscar Hiljemark and Andrea Favilli, who are also out for the season, while Luca Mazzitelli is in doubt.Prandelli is also facing his former club, having worked in the Atalanta youth academy and been their caretaker manager in 1993-94.There have been 35 goals in the last 10 Serie A meetings between these teams. Their last draw was 2-2 at Marassi in January 2015, followed by five Atalanta wins and three for Genoa.Cagliari vs LazioSergdena Arena, CagliariSaturday, 11-05-2019 @7pmCagliari are still fuming after their late defeat to Napoli and want to take it out on a Lazio side who are focusing on the Coppa Italia.Sardinian morale took a slight dive last Sunday, as Napoli claimed victory via a dubious penalty in the 98th minute. What’s even more hurtful is that Artur Ionita was shown a straight red for insulting the referee and received a two-match suspension. The midfielder has featured in every Serie A match this season and will be missed against Lazio.A couple of weeks ago, Cagliari had assumed they were safe from the threat of relegation, but an Empoli resurgence means that is no longer guaranteed, as the gap stands at eight points with three rounds left. As well as suspended Ionita, Rolando Maran’s men are also without Paolo Faragò, as hip surgery will keep him on the touchline for six months.Lazio saw their remaining Champions League hopes evaporate with last week’s 3-1 home defeat to Atalanta. The focus inevitably now turns to securing that Europa League spot, but above all preparing for the May 15 Coppa Italia Final against Atalanta, as winning that means direct access to the EL group stages too.Simone Inzaghi is still without star midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Valon Berisha and Jordan Lukaku, but Stefan Radu should return to the starting XI in place of error-prone Wallace. Joaquin Correa is the favourite ahead of Felipe Caicedo to support Ciro Immobile, with Senad Lulic returning from his ban.The last two encounters these teams had at the Sardegna Arena both ended in draws, and this one may well too. Although the stronger team, Lazio seem likely to succumb to the pressure to reach a top six spot.Lazio have lost only one of their last 13 Serie A meetings with Cagliari, 1-0 away in May 2013, along with 10 wins and two draws.Fiorentina vs AC MilanArtemio Franchi, FlorenceSaturday, 11-05-2019 @9:30pmMilan revived their hopes of a top-four finish, but have selection problems as they take on Vincenzo Montella’s Fiorentina in meltdown.Montella, who was Milan’s Coach up until 18 months ago and led the club to their last trophy, the Italian Super Cup back in 2016, has returned to the Tuscan club for a second stint in charge. The former striker guided the Viola to three straight fourth place finishes and the Coppa Italia Final in the 2012-2015 era, and having returned just a month ago, will be looking to build for next season. Having said that, the situation is more desperate than anyone imagined, because with three rounds to go, Fiorentina are technically not safe from relegation.Gennaro Gattuso, who replaced Montella in November 2017, will be hoping to fuel the seven-times European champions’ hopes of a return to the competition after a six-year hiatus, but currently faces an uphill battle. The Diavolo are three points behind surprise package Atalanta and have not been playing well for several months now, yet scraped a 2-1 win at home against Bologna on Monday.That match made the headlines for all the wrong reasons, with Brazilian playmaker Lucas Paqueta having been sent off for slapping away the referee’s hand and subsequently being given a three-match ban. Even before that, Lucas Biglia went off injured (and is expected to miss this game) with Tiemoue Bakayoko taking too long to get warmed up, so had a very public spat with Gattuso. It seems drama and confusion are never far from Milan.Davide Calabria, Mattia Caldara, Ivan Strinic and Jack Bonaventura round out the absentees, but Andrea Conti ought to be on the bench. The absence of Biglia and Paqueta means Bakayoko could well play anyway, although Jose Mauri is a strong contender.Fiorentina’s last victory came almost three months ago with a 4-0 result away to SPAL, meaning they have gone 13 games between the league and the Coppa Italia without a victory. Last time out they lost the Tuscan Derby to Empoli and had key midfielder Jordan Veretout sent off after the final whistle for insulting the referee, earning him a two-match ban.German Pezzella also suffered a facial fracture during that game and joins Marko Pjaca on the treatment table. The usual question marks surround the choice of attack, with Kevin Mirallas the favourite to start with Luis Muriel and Federico Chiesa, sending Giovanni Simeone to the bench.Milan were defeated 1-0 in December, but haven’t lost both home and away to Fiorentina in a single Serie A season since 2000-01.Torino vs SassouloStadio Grande Torino, TorinoSunday, 12-05-2019 @1:30pmWalter Mazzarri’s Torino are still challenging for Europe, albeit probably not the top four, as they host a Sassuolo side free from pressure.The home side still have a realistic chance of finishing in one of the Europa League places and will be looking to put pressure on Roma, who face Juventus later the same day.Toro come into this off the back of their third draw in five games after a well-earned point in the Derby della Mole.Venezuelan midfielder Tomas Rincon picked up his 15th yellow card of the season in the draw with Juventus last week and will be suspended for this one. Therefore 27-year-old Daniele Baselli is the most likely player to replace him in the engine room.As for Sassuolo, their game with already-relegated Frosinone ended level in a 2-2 thriller to secure their place in mid table.Roberto De Zerbi’s side, just like Torino, have drawn too many games of late with Neroverdi unbeaten in their last five, albeit with four draws and one victory.Giangiacomo Magnani will remain on the side-lines with a hernia and is expected to return in June. Torino’s injury list includes Koffi Djidji, Iago Falque and Vittorio Parigini.Torino have scored at least two goals in five of their last six home matches and with a Europa League place up for grabs we should expect that to continue.A win for the home side could take them as high as fifth, above both Milan and Roma, dependent on Milan’s result on Saturday against Fiorentina.Sassuolo have already secured a Serie A place for next season and are simply playing for pride, as they are only able to finish as high as ninth.Torino have lost only six Serie A games this season, fewer than any 20-team top flight campaign since 1948-49.Sampdoria vs EmpoliStadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, GenoaSunday, 12-05-2019 @4pmEmpoli gave themselves hope of escaping relegation and now hope to take advantage of unmotivated Sampdoria.Victory over Fiorentina last week kept the Tuscans afloat and allowed them to move within two points of Udinese, while dragging Genoa, Bologna, Parma and even Fiorentina back into the battle to avoid the drop.Coach Aurelio Andreazzoli continues to deal with an injury crisis, as Domenico Maietta, Luca Antonelli, Antonino La Gumina, Cristian Dell’Orco, Lorenzo Polvani and Kevin Diks are all on the treatment table.Star man Francesco Caputo is their best chance of escaping relegation, as he scored 15 goals in 35 Serie A appearances this season. His partner should again be Diego Farias, who got the winner against Fiorentina last week.Sampdoria have seen their European ambitions evaporate over the last month, with one win from five, and Coach Marco Giampaolo warned he could walk away if the club doesn’t raise the bar for next season.The only real motivation they have now is to get 36-year-old Fabio Quagliarella that Capocannoniere crown.Omar Colley sits out a ban in defence with Joachim Andersen carrying an injury, so Lorenzo Tonelli is the logical replacement at centre-back. Gregoire Defrel and Gianluca Caprari face competition from Gaston Ramirez and Manolo Gabbiadini for the supporting roles to Quagliarella.The positive news is the return of Ramirez, Jacopo Sala and Tonelli from their own bans in last week’s 3-3 thriller against Parma.Empoli won only one of their 11 top flight visits to Samp, in September 2006, along with two draws and eight defeats.Frosinone vs UdineseStadio Benito Stirpe, FrosinoneSunday, 12-05-2019 @4pmA true basement battle, as already-relegated Frosinone host Udinese, who sit only two points clear of the drop zone.The home side don’t have much else than pride to play for, as they are already confirmed to play in Serie B next season. However, a single point would confirm that the Canarini would not finish rock bottom.As is the case with relegated teams, those that survive the drop will try to snatch their better players, and this Frosinone squad is no different. Striker Camillo Ciano, who has seven goals this season, has reportedly been made a transfer target for SPAL, Genoa and Cagliari. He’ll also try to perform in these final three games in order to make an impression for his suitors.Udinese could potentially be in the relegation zone by Sunday evening. They sit just two points ahead of Empoli, but their final few fixtures are all against lower-table opposition.Striker Stefano Okaka has only scored twice in Serie A for his new team since joining from Watford and it’s again a choice between him and Kevin Lasagna to partner Ignacio Pussetto.Neither side has scored much this season, with a combined total of 68 goals. For Udinese, someone will have to step up at this crucial point of the season.Udinese (nine) and Frosinone (10) have found the net with the fewest players in Serie A this term.SPAL vs NapoliStadio Paolo Mazza, FerraraSunday, 12-05-2019 @7pmNapoli visit a SPAL side who have beaten Roma, Juventus and Lazio this season and are celebrating Serie A safety.Leonardo Semplici’s men have lost just one of their last five home games, which include victories over the likes of Roma, Juventus and Lazio.With second place already secured and nothing to play for, Napoli’s season is effectively over and they haven’t played with a lot of gusto in their last few matches. Their hard-earned victory against Cagliari begs the question as to whether, mentally, they can be productive against sprightly SPAL.The Spallini are also able to relax now that they’ve reached 42 points, incredibly placing them above Fiorentina. They’ve scored 13 goals in their last five fixtures and on the back of a four-goal victory on the road against Chievo, the White and Blues will be reasonably confident of adding the Partenopei to their collection of prestigious scalps.Napoli have won three of their last five matches away from home, drawing one and losing the other against Empoli. Nikola Maksimovic, Amadou Diawara and Vlad Chiriches are still out injured, while David Ospina is on personal leave in Colombia.It remains to be seen which combination of forwards Carlo Ancelotti will choose this time, as Arkadiusz Milik and Dries Mertens battle to partner rediscovered captain Lorenzo Insigne.Napoli have won their last 10 Serie A meetings with SPAL, home and away, but haven’t lost to them in all competition since a 4-2 thriller in September 1962.Roma vs JuventusStadio Olimpico, RomeSunday, 12-05-2019 @9:30pmRoma aim to keep their Champions League hopes alive and take advantage of stuttering Juventus form on Sunday.Things seem to have gone from bad to worse for the Giallorossi over the past week. They were pegged back in the 90th minute last weekend by struggling Genoa for a 1-1 draw. Former Roma man Antonio Sanabria would’ve inflicted a defeat on his old club, had Antonio Mirante not saved the stoppage-time penalty.The result wasn’t too particularly kind to Roma, as earlier in the evening Atalanta defeated crosstown rivals Lazio 3-1, meaning that La Dea are now three points ahead of them in the race for Champions League. They were also caught in fifth place by Milan, who have the superior head-to-head record.During the week, prime target for the vacant Roma managerial position at the season’s end Antonio Conte seemingly turned down the job, as he believes his ambitions aren’t matched by the chairman of the club. This has led to Roma fans protesting against President James Pallotta, demanding that he sells up to new investors.Interim manager Claudio Ranieri almost has a full squad to choose from for this match, as Diego Perotti is his only absentee for the do-or-die encounter. Daniele De Rossi returns to the midfield, with Nicolò Zaniolo expected to start ahead of Cengiz Under and Justin Kluivert.Meanwhile, Juventus have been the subject of their own managerial uncertainty. The club this week had to release a statement denying that they were set to part ways with Max Allegri, however conflicting reports claimed that Conte had turned down the Roma job with the interest of a return to Turin.The Bianconeri come off two straight 1-1 draws – in the Derby d’Italia with Inter and the Derby della Mole with Torino. They have already claimed their eighth straight Scudetto, but Allegri will undoubtedly want to prove his critics wrong and finish the season strongly. They could potentially end up with 98 points should they win their remaining three games, an exceptional achievement for Allegri’s men.However, their form has fallen away badly with one win in their last six competitive matches. The Old Lady hasn’t experienced a negative streak of one victory in seven games since Alberto Zaccheroni’s era in February 2010.Juve will be without Alex Sandro, Douglas Costa, Mattia Perin, Mario Mandzukic, Sami Khedira and suspended Federico Bernardeschi. It means Moise Kean could finally get to start alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, sending Paulo Dybala to the bench.Roma have failed to score in five of their last six league games against Juventus, including three on the bounce. The only time they fired blanks in four consecutive Serie A meetings with Juve was from 1948-49.Bologna vs ParmaStadio Renato Dell’Ara, BolognaMonday, 13-05-2019 @9:30pmThe Emilia-Romagna Derby is suddenly more tense than expected, because Bologna and Parma are not safe from relegation yet.They had both been coasting towards safety, but with three rounds to go Bologna are only five points clear of Empoli in the drop zone and Parma sit one point in front of them. The Ducali have put together a dismal run of five consecutive stalemates and are without a win in eight rounds, going back to March 9 against Genoa.Bologna are fresh from an ill-tempered 2-1 defeat to Milan, which saw Nicola Sansone and Mitchell Dijks sent off, so both are suspended here along with Andrea Poli.This will put a real spanner in the works for Sinisa Mihajlovic, who may deploy Arturo Calabresi or Ladislav Krejci to left-back in place of Dijks. Roberto Soriano will comes back into the fold after his ban, providing service to Rodrigo Palacio and Riccardo Orsolini. Mattias Svanberg and Simone Edera are challenging for the remaining attacking spot.Roberto D’Aversa’s side will be without suspended Juraj Kucka and Antonino Barillà, while the injury list remains extensive with the likes of Roberto Inglese, Nicolas Schiappacasse, Riccardo Gagliolo, Jonathan Biabiany and Alberto Grassi. Leo Stulac could therefore get a rare start in midfield with Matteo Scozzarella, but considering Kucka has scored in each of his last two games, he is a big loss.It was a huge effort from his players in a thrilling 3-3 with Sampdoria in the previous round and despite what D’Aversa described as a naïve start, he praised his players for showing character to get back into the match.Bologna and Parma are the only teams in the Emilia Romagna region to have won major titles. Bologna won their first of seven league titles in 1924-25 and their last major silverware in 1974 in the Coppa Italia, before Parma’s next title came in the 1991-92 Coppa Italia and then ten years later, in the 2001-02 Coppa Italia.Each of Bologna’s last 14 Serie A goals were scored in the second half, as they haven’t found the net before the break since Torino on March 16.Inte Milan vs ChievoStadio, Guiseppe Meazza, MilanMonday, 13-05-2019 @10pmInter’s quest for back-to-back seasons in the Champions League continues this weekend, as they host already-relegated Chievo.With only one win in their last five league games, Inter’s somewhat comfortable cushion in third now looks under threat, sitting just one point ahead of Atalanta and only four in front of Milan and Roma.As for their opponents this weekend, their miserable season is now nearly over and life in Serie B has long been the focus for everyone involved at the club. I Mussi Volanti sit on a lowly 15 points and have won just two games all season, with only one of those coming away from home.That win did come in their last game on the road, in Rome against Lazio, however, bringing an end to a whole campaign without a win away from home, in which they have lost 10 of their 17.Despite all of that, Inter’s season has been so up and down, as it has the last few years, and you never quite know what they are capable of.Anything but a win here would be seen as a disaster and with teams below them breathing down their necks, it is essential they do not slip up. Marcelo Brozovic and Danilo D’Ambrosio are suspended, with Stefan de Vrij in serious doubt due to an injury. The Croatian will be most sorely missed, as he makes the midfield tick, so Roberto Gagliardini should start with Borja Valero rather than Matias Vecino.While Cedric Soares and Joao Miranda look likely to fill the gaps in defence, the duel between Lautaro Martinez and Mauro Icardi continues. Spalletti is keeping everyone on their toes, including the two Argentina international centre-forwards.On paper, this should be a walk in the park for the Nerazzurri, especially given their record against Chievo. The away side have only ever beaten Inter five times in recent history and have only won once in Milan. That game came 18 years ago and Inter have won three of the last four meetings, scoring 11 goals in the process.Chievo have little to play for and could well throw caution to the wind and give Inter a scare. Luciano Spalletti’s men have already lost to Bologna and Parma at home this campaign and there’s no guarantee Inter will walk this one.Having said that, Inter are huge favourites, obviously, and you would imagine that they will try and get an early goal to put any chances of a shock to bed.Chievo have only ever won one Serie A fixture away to Inter and that was their first visit in December 2001, followed by four draws and 11 defeatsComments last_img read more

User Data Easier Than Ever to Phish on Facebook, New Study Shows

first_imgTags:#Facebook#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Would you give a complete stranger your email address and date of birth? How about personal information about your friends?If results of a new study on Facebook user behavior is any indication, around half of us would answer “yes” to those questions, depending on how old we are. The study also shows that Facebook users are becoming more lax with protecting their personal data than they were three years ago. What do these results signify in light of recent concerns about user privacy on the world’s largest social network? And now that some user data will be indexed by Google, will users have to adjust what information they share?In the summer of 2007, Internet security company Sophos conducted a study showing how much (or little) users understood and protected the data the made available on Facebook.In this study, 200 friend requests were sent from a bogus account featuring a green plastic frog named Freddi Staur. The results were distressing. More than 40 percent of the Facebook users contacted responded to the fake account, and almost all of these users gave “Freddi” access to personal information.72% of respondents divulged at least one email address84% of respondents listed their full date of birth87% of respondents provided details about their education or workplace78% of respondents listed their current address or location23% of respondents listed their current phone number26% of respondents provided their IM screen nameMoreover, the folks at Sophos were able to get access to users’ photos of family and friends, information about likes/dislikes, hobbies, employer details and other personal facts. A company rep write at the time of the survey, “In addition, many users also disclosed the names of their spouses or partners, several included their complete résumés, while one user even divulged his mother’s maiden name – information often requested by websites in order to retrieve account details.”So, are users at the end of 2009 any less gullible than their 2007 counterparts? Have we learned to be less vulnerable to phishing schemes?This year, Sophos created two fake accounts – one for a cat and one for a plastic duck – and went after another 200 Facebook users, this time distinguishing between 20-somethings and middle-ages users. Here’s a snapshot of the information each group revealed: Eight users friended the cat-themed fake account of their own accord, without having been contacted as part of the study; in so many words, these users pretty much volunteered to have their data phished.As Sophos noted, “Ten years ago, getting access to this sort of detail would probably have taken a con-artist or an identify thief several weeks, and have required the on-the-spot services of a private investigator.” Apparently, in the 2.0 era, all you have to do is click to send a friend request, and the desire for online popularity and more “friends” makes a phisher’s job easier than giving free candy to kids. Related Posts jolie odell A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

BBC To Delete 172 Websites Due to Budget Cuts, Geek Saves Them for $3.99

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… audrey watters The BBC announced last month that it would be slashing much of its online programming due to severe budget cuts. As part of the cutbacks, it planned to axe jobs and websites. Some 172 of those websites are scheduled to not just go dormant but to actually be deleted within the coming year.But one good online citizen – an anonymous one at that – has taken the time to spider and archive the endangered content and provide the material in a BitTorrent file (available here).It’s an act, s/he says, that points to the continuing decline of online storage. “The purpose of this project is to show how the entire 172 public facing websites that are earmarked for deletion have been copied, archived, distributed and republished online – independently – for the price of a cup of Starbucks coffee (around $3.99).” In other words, the cost-savings from the BBC’s gutting of its online presence: minimal.The act also has a political side. “The purpose of this project is to expose the ‘cost savings’ of this proposed exercise as nothing more than a charade to appease the detractors to a strong BBC and to curry favour with the current government. BBC’s current senior management has demonstrated a lack of leadership and a lack of courage in pushing back on these demands.”Political or not, the archivists of the Internet are thankful. Perhaps the accountants at the BBC should be too. Tags:#news#NYT#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts last_img read more

Preparing Building Pros for the Zero-Energy Boom

first_imgThe market for zero net energy (ZNE) residential and commercial buildings is growing rapidly and is poised for a significant evolutionary leap — if not a boom. Building codes are advancing steadily, zero-energy-ready mandates are being implemented in many states, corporations are demanding high-performance facilities, and the sleeping giant of consumer awareness is stirring.Designers, architects, builders, and tradespeople need to keep up with these rapid changes. To help them get up to speed, local organizations and businesses are stepping up to provide the education these professionals need in order to thrive in the new environment.A good example of this kind of local initiative is a recent collaboration of two California nonprofits with a local builder and an energy consultant to develop and present their own classes on zero energy design, construction, and marketing.The best ZNE training responds to the needs of local communities with their unique climates, cultures, economies, and building practices. Locally developed education is a great way to tap local resources to provide the education that building professionals will need as the demand for ZNE homes and buildings grows. RELATED ARTICLESConstruction Training Gets a Boost from Home DepotPassive House Institute U.S. Starts Training BuildersZero-Energy Construction is ‘Set to Explode’Using Energy Modeling to Get to ZeroPractical Design Advice for Zero-Net-Energy HomesThe California ModelNet-Zero Homes Show Signs of Convergent EvolutionCalifornia Leads the Nation in Net-Zero Projects “We knew we needed to do something to make sure our design and building professionals were ready for California’s zero net energy code,” said Andy Pease of In Balance Green Consulting, one of the organizers. “We had 75 attendees, rave reviews, and no organizer burn-out. If that sounds appealing, we humbly offer suggestions for creating a great ZNE learning opportunity on the cheap.”Pease recommends six elements for organizing and conducting a successful ZNE training program without stress:Set reasonable goals: Make the series simple, affordable, and really good, but perfection is not required. Seek out enough local technical expertise to provide the content without having the expense and coordination of outside speakers. This keeps the price low enough to attract a lot of attendees.Conduct the training with a nonprofit umbrella: The California program was co-presented by the American Institute of Architecture California Central Coast Chapter and the Central Coast Green Building Council (CCGBC), a local USGBC chapter. Neither organization has professional staff, but an intern provided graphic and web support. The two nonprofit organizations gave the series credibility, and the series gave the organizations recognition and added value for membership. This was a win-win for everyone that can work in any geographic area.Form a small steering committee: Dividing tasks between collaborators makes the workload more manageable for everyone. In the case of the California initiative, two firms led the effort: a builder, Allen Construction, and a green building consultant, In Balance Green Consulting. They developed the framework for the training and provided about half of the content. Another eight, hand-picked speakers covered other specific topics. Volunteers handled logistics, including advertising, food, venue, and registration.Offer a manageable time frame: Consider scheduling meetings at times that make it easy for potential participants to attend. For example, organizers of the California initiative developed a four-part series that was scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon on the second Tuesday of the month for four months. This fit well with the busy schedules of the participants.Embrace the value of in-person presentation: There are many great online resources now, but there’s no substitute for the value of personal connection and interaction. Pease’s series partnered with an architecture firm that generously offered the use of its 60-person conference room, with the added bonus that organizers could video conference the entire series to a remote location. They attracted 60 people in San Luis Obispo and another 15 in their Santa Barbara conference room, watching together by video.Keep it inexpensive: The cost to attend was $40 per person for the entire series for members of AIA and USGBC, and $60 for non-members. They offered 16 units of continuing education (CEUs), all of which are coveted, and health, safety and welfare (HSW) units for AIA members. A similar, more commercial course might go as high as $350.“Any AIA chapter can be a CEU provider,” explained Pease. “The steering committee developed the learning objectives and submitted key presenter resumes, then the chapter submitted for credit, just as they do for any of the regular lunch meetings or other AIA-sponsored events. Attendees provided their AIA numbers and we made sure they signed in for each class.”None of the speakers was paid, other than reimbursement for travel, so the only expense was breakfast and snacks. Revenue from registration ($3,000) and sponsorships ($5,000) exceeded the $3,000 in expenses, which was mostly for food. The project netted $5,000 for the nonprofits to be used toward funding scholarships.Grassroots education drew a full houseThe four sessions covered these topics:Session 1: ZNE on the Central Coast: What, when, and how; policy, codes, and climate-responsive design for this region.Session 2: Building Science for effective ZNE, heat transfer, air sealing, and vapor control; energy modeling.Session 3: ZNE technology as a partner, not a crutch; HVAC, DHW, renewable energy.Session 4: ZNE performance verification; Where we go from here; Toolbox of strategies, financing, and next steps.Pease and the other organizers hope this example of grassroots education for a zero energy future will inspire professionals in other areas to plan their own courses. An important lesson from this example is to utilize local organizations that already exist, whether that be local AIA or USGBC chapters, or home builders associations, designers associations, trade groups, equipment and material suppliers, environmental organizations, and civic groups.If you’ve created a similar initiative in your area, please tell us about it in the comments.This post originally appeared at the Zero Energy Project and is reprinted here with permission.last_img read more

Five Winners revealed for Whats In the Box

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 19 Jan 2015 – The biggest winners from What’s in the Box are undoubtedly the students of the Charles Hubert James Primary and the Adelaide Omeler Primary schools both in North Caicos; but there were five other prizes up for grabs from the sponsors of the Christmastime event and today those texting winners were officially revealed. First place prize of a weekend stay for two at the Grace Bay Club was Jewel Selver; second place prize of a DeWalt 18 volt Compact Combo kit was Antoinette Thomas; Joy Field Ridley won the $500 bank account at CIBC FirstCaribbean; the phone from LIME went to Isaiah Gardiner and the dinner for two at the West Bay Club goes to Kishma Mills. The students of those North Caicos schools are getting tablets to enhance their educational experience. You had to text in order to win. The answer for What’s in the Box this year, Bambarra Rum. Recommended for you Related Items:Adelaide Omeler Primary School, charles hubert primary school, what’s in the box North Caicos schools big winners when ‘In the Box’ launched In the Box Holiday Guessing Game is Back! Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp What’s in the Box Prize revealedlast_img read more

TCI MOHAHS receives continued technical assistance from Public Health England

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 8, 2017 – Providenicales – The Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Human Services (MOHAHS) continues to receive assistance and support from Public Health England (PHE) in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.In response to an invitation from Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Human Services (MOHAS), Dr. Autilia Newton was part of the team of technical experts PHE dispatched to TCI during October 2017 to support the local health team in assessing Public Health needs and also to design short, medium and long term interventions to meet these needs.Dr. Newton, the leader of the PHE Team sent to TCI, is a Consultant in Communicable Disease Control (CCDC) with PHE. She has more than 7 years of experience working overseas and recently returned from a 2-year assignment in Sierra Leone.   There she collaborated with the Chief Medical Officer to oversee the transition from the extraordinary response to Ebola Virus to the return to normal responsibilities for emergency planning and response within the local Ministry of Health.Dr. Newton is currently the Technical Adviser to the PHE United Kingdom’s Overseas Territories (UKOTs) International Health Regulations (IHR) Compliance Program, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Security Fund.As part of this program, Dr. Newton and the UKOT team, had already established a working relationship with the TCI’s Public Health Team, led by Dr. Nadia Astwood, Director of Health Services and Dr. Terese Maitland, National Epidemiologist and Head of the National Epidemiology and Research Unit (NERU) team.The MOHAHS is grateful to the team at PHE for providing assistance at this critical time and looks forward to ongoing support and collaboration in the coming months. Additional details will be provided by the Ministry moving forward.Press Release: TCIGlast_img read more

Department Says Taku River Salmon Numbers Are Overestimated

first_imgThe department said that the discrepancy doesn’t mean either of the stocks are any worse off than they have been, but fishers are concerned the bias could impact ongoing negotiations with Canada over who has the right to harvest sockeye since both countries fish on the river.___Information from: Juneau (Alaska) Empire, http://www.juneauempire.com The department uses a series of buckets, called a fish wheel, to scoop salmon from the river and deposit them in a holding tank. The Canyon Island fish wheel has been in the same place since the 1950s, only, “It used to be wooden, now it’s aluminum,” Jones said. The department said it had been overestimating the salmon numbers by 30 to 40 percent. The estimates were conducted using a decades-old “mark-recapture” system. Seals would pick off a small amount of these fish naturally, Jones said, which means they might not be overestimating by quite as much as radio telemetry studies suggest. He estimated the amount of stunned fish lost to seals to actually be around 30 percent. Department coordinator Ed Jones said seal predation and the old system have caused much of the problem. Jones said there’s a big herd of seals that sit down river of Canyon Island, preying on the “sulking” fish. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game said it has been overestimating how many Chinook and sockeye salmon make it up the Taku River. Department officials said the statistical bias is being corrected by new state-of-the-art studies, the Juneau Empire reported Sunday. The wheel turns 24 hours a day while in operation during the summer months. The problem, Jones said, is that staying in the holding tank can cause fish to become lethargic when released later on. Biologists refer to is as a “sulk rate” and it leaves fish open to predation.last_img read more