LETTER FROM INDIA: DONEGAL STUDENTS HELPING TO BUILD HOMES FOR LOCAL FAMILIES

first_imgA group from LYIT has travelled to India with Habitat for Humanity to build homes for those less well off than ourselves.Those who arrived in India yesterday are lecturer Mary Dunnion, lecturer Dr Kevin O’Brien and students Tony Mc Gilloway, Shaun Gallagher, Elaine Coleman, Siobhan Carty, Niamh Fleming and Fiona Sammon. All the students travelling are part of the nursing degree programme at LYIT.Tony McGilloway is sending regular letters from India on their work. Here’s his first dispatch. Hi folks,The team and I spent our first full day working on the Habitat building project, but before we started work the group leaders took us to a primary and secondary school, and what an eye opener.So many smiling faces and the enthusiasm of the children to make the best of the opportunity they have been given was overwhelming. These were children from a small village called Perani, approximately 25 miles from the city of Pondicherry, I did not see any shoes but lots of massive welcoming smiles, Habitat have been working in this village for a number of years and the difference it has made to the quality of life seems amazing.We called to a nearly completed house and met with the new owner, a woman of 38, who had brought up two children in a mud and straw hut approximately 12 x 12 feet. She told me her son was now training to be a teacher and he was 22 and her daughter was married, the pride the woman had in showing us the new property she was receiving was amazing. It was a simple three room house but it was constructed to survive an earthquake of 5.5 on the Richter scale, cyclones and floods all of which are common in this area. We as a team are working on the construction of a similar house, it will accommodate a family of five, the husband and wife assisted us. We spent most of today moving and sieving sand in preparation for tomorrow when we hope to create a ring beam around the house to support the roof. We were all exhausted by the end of the day working in temperatures which touched 35 degrees and I expect that none of us will have any difficulty sleeping tonight.Our second day was similar to the first but the temperatures broke forty degrees at times, we spent our whole day moving and sieving approximately five tonnes of sand again, thankfully this task is now completed. I was never as glad to get into the shower. Today was Niamh Flemming’s 22nd birthday so we may have a celebratory drink with her. Tomorrow we will be pouring a concrete roof we will have the house sealed by week’s end.TonyPondicherry, India.LETTER FROM INDIA: DONEGAL STUDENTS HELPING TO BUILD HOMES FOR LOCAL FAMILIES was last modified: June 26th, 2013 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:LETTER FROM INDIA: DONEGAL STUDENTS HELPING TO BUILD HOMES FOR LOCAL FAMILIESLYIT studentslast_img read more

Raiders, NFL ask judge to toss Oakland’s antitrust lawsuit

first_imgThe Raiders and NFL are asking a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by Oakland, arguing the city’s claims “turn antitrust on its head” and are a “striking perversion of antitrust law.”Attorneys for the team, league and its 31 other franchises laid out their legal arguments for the first time in court papers filed March 1. Spero is expected to rule on June 7 whether to dismiss the lawsuit. Both sides met for the first time in San Francisco before U.S. District Judge Joseph C. Spero on Friday …last_img read more

ILOVEFANCYDRESS Hair Plaits On Headband – Loved it just perfect for my hen night

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TIBCO’s tibbr May Be the Enterprise 2.0 Solution You’ve Been Waiting For

first_imgSo what’s the big deal about tibbr? Here’s a quick look at the features:Active Directory and LDAP integrationBoth cloud-based and on-premise offeringsEnterprise software integration (Oracle, SAP, Salesforce.com, etc.)Social media integregation (Facebook, Twitter LinkedIn, etc.)RSS aggregationMobile client for Android, BlackBerry and iOS (including the iPad)It can aggregate social media, business intelligence, ERP and more into a single interface. It works with major enterprise software out of the box. In short, this is an enterprise-ready product from a serious vendor that’s ready a universal inbox.Even enterprise 2.0 curmudgeon Dennis Howlett is impressed:I first saw an early iteration of tibbr last year when it was used as a socially mediated communications tool at the company’s annual user conference. At the time I thought: ‘meh.’ It was like another Yammer with little to commend it beyond the ability to discover other attendees, share questions and the like.Fast forward to last week when I was given a sneak preview of the latest iteration. Today, tibbr is a whole new animal with the ability to do what I have been asking of Enterprise 2.0 technologies. It intelligently marries people, process and context, delivering information the way people want to consume.Howlett says that unlike other enterprise 2.0 solutions, tibbr doesn’t look like a solution looking for a problem.Other companies, such as SimplyBox, SnapLogic, Socialcast and Socialtext have been trying to solve the integration problem for big enterprises. Interestingly, SimplyBox and Socialcast take a different approach – instead of a universal inbox, those products are trying to bring a social layer into existing products. This may be a better approach than adding a new application that aggregates information from other sources. Time will tell.Where is TIBCO going with all this? It’s already touting the combination of its Spotfire business intelligence product with tibbr as “social BI.” And last month acquired loyalty management company Loyalty Lab, so watch for it to become more active in the social CRM space. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Tags:#enterprise#Products TIBCO‘s enterprise 2.0 offering tibbr has been a long time in the making. We first covered it in Oct. 2009. It was finally released from beta today, and the reaction has been positive. It seems that TIBCO took its time and got the product right. It may be a bit late in the game, but Tibco has serious enterprise credibility and a solid product.This, along with the announcement that Microsoft’s OfficeTalk may be commercially released, reminds us that there is still room at the enterprise 2.0 table for products from established enterprise vendors. klint finleylast_img read more

The Spice of Life: Getting to Know Blended Families

first_imgBy: Jason M. Jowers, MS, MFTPixabay [Family in Black and White by GiselaFotografie on April 13, 2016, CC0]Growing up, I used to think that my family was pretty unique. My parents divorced when I was ten, with both remarried within a few years. And in a short span of time, my family went from the so-called “nuclear family,” to including step-parents and step-siblings on both sides. This also included navigating new relationships among the extended families of my step-parents. My viewpoint of what family looks like suddenly shifted into a much larger circle of extended family. My family story is actually more common than I realized at the time. Many friends throughout school shared similar stories of step-families and the inclusion of family members who are not biologically related. To me, blended families became the new norm and broadened my views on what constitutes as family. Blended families are becoming much more common in our society and internationally. Researchers estimate that 40% of adults in the U.S. have a family member who is not biologically related to them (Zeleznikov & Zeleznikov, 2015). These family dynamics come about from a multitude of factors: divorce/separation of parents, death of a parent, remarriages, and possible entrance of new children to the family (Komal, 2017). And as blended families grow, relationships grow and change for all members of the family unit.So, why is this relevant for us as service providers? What can counselors and therapists do to accommodate the needs of blended families and what to do differently within their practice? Komal (2017) suggests looking at the family life cycle and incorporating aspects of transitional stages that blended families commonly go through. This can include family and couples counseling that looks at each family system as being unique, but sharing commonalities with other blended families. Service providers can be beneficial in defining roles and expectations, as well as establishing boundaries. Communication is key; to talk about the family system as a whole and include each members’ viewpoints and feelings.These aspects also play out in military families too, but can look even more different due to circumstances. Deployments and relocations can shift family dynamics to be more similar to that of single-parent household situations. Family restructuring takes place after a military parent or spouse potentially loses their life in combat. Even physical and mental combat injuries take a toll and can lead to more of a caregiving situation that might incorporate outsiders to come in in the role of family members. Knowing the types of issues military families face can help professionals in working with blended military families.Change is constant; but families and the people within them have the capacity to be super adaptable. Feel free to share with us your experiences in the comments below!ReferencesKomal, K. (2017). The Blended Family Cycle. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 58(2), 110-125, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10502556.2016.1268019Zeleznikow, L., & Zeleznikow, J. (2015). Supporting blended families to remain intact: A case Study. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 56, 317–335. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10502556.2015.1025845This post was written by Jason M. Jowers, MS, MFT, of the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development concentration on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.  You can also listen to our Anchored. podcast series via iTunes and our website.last_img read more

IPL: Journalists accuse Chris Gayle of assault

first_imgA police complaint was filed against star West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle and his bodyguards after they had an altercation with a regional TV crew in Bangalore on Thursday.Gayle, who transformed the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s fortunes after joining the ongoing fourth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) midway, allegedly abused a reporter and a cameraman of Kannada news channel Janashri when they tried to film him while he was shopping. The incident reportedly took place at one of the shops at Brigade Road. Gayle’s two bodyguards also allegedly pushed and shoved the TV crew. However, Gayle denied any wrongdoing on his Twitter account. “Why TV reporter saying I push n shove them! Its all lie!..stop using my name for wrong things plz! If its on tape release plz..,” Gayle tweeted.last_img read more

Refusing to dwell on La Salle loss, Ateneo gets back on track

first_imgLATEST STORIES Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 The Lady Eagles were able to bounce back from their horrible loss to defending champion De La Salle right before the Holy Week break as they blanked Adamson University, 25-16, 28-26, 25-17, in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.While it redemption game for the Lady Eagles,  the loss to the Lady Spikers is not something they want to focus on.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“That game was over, we don’t dwell on the past,” said Maddie Madayag Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center. “We’re practicing a lot of things, it’s just that the players get confused and their presence of mind isn’t there during games.”Ateneo is best blocking team in the league, averaging 2.62 kill blocks per set prior to its game against the Lady Spikers on April 13. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Jerwin Ancajas arrives in California ahead of world title defense View comments MANILA, Philippines—Ateneo doesn’t like dwelling in the past that much.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READcenter_img Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles The Lady Spikers, however, were able to neutralize that advantage with Ateneo finishing with a zero on the kill blocks column after La Salle’s 25-17, 25-13, 25-23 win.Ateneo, though, turned things around against the Lady Falcons finishing with 11 kill blocks with Kat Tolentino leading the way with 17 points, five of which were kill blocks.“We always move forward, we’re practicing so many things and most of the time there are risks, so I think this is one of those risks,” said Ateneo head coach Oliver Almadro in Filipino. “We have to execute properly and we should be mentally tough.”Ateneo retained the top spot in the Best Blockers with an average of 2.37 kill blocks per set.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more