Picture special: Donegal ETB hosts fifth annual awards

first_imgDonegal ETB hosted its fifth annual awards ceremony in the Radisson Hotel, Letterkenny on Thursday.The judges had a tough job assessing this wonderful showcase of creativity and innovation taking place in ETB schools, centres and programmes across the county, which were a testament to the excellent teaching and learning taking place every day.Forty-four entries were submitted from Donegal ETB’s schools, centres, programmes and services which was a substantial increase on last year. They were competing for an award in five categories: Science, Technology, Maths and Engineering (STEM); Healthy Living and Wellbeing; Further Education and Training; Arts and Culture and Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship.Donegal ETB would like to congratulate all the entrants and prize winners, all of whom received a certificate of achievement from Donegal ETB Chief Executive Anne McHugh and the winners (listed below) received a plaque to mark their win.Donegal ETB Director of Schools, Dr Martin Gormley noted that ‘Our Annual Awards is a celebration of all that is great about our schools, centres, programmes and services – it showcases the creativity and innovation that takes place in teaching and learning every day.The Awards allow our students, learners and teaching staff to showcase the wide variety of topics they cover during the course of a year to a wider audience. Congratulations to all the entrants and to the winners.’ Chief Executive Anne McHugh said, ‘I’ve been blown by the standard and the enthusiasm of the students – it was just fantastic.It was wonderful to listen to their ideas and their hard work and everything that they had done. I’ve been wonderfully surprised by the fantastic achievements on display today.’The awards also included a performance by students from Crana College, Buncrana.For those who missed the live stream of the awards, the video can be viewed on Donegal ETB’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcawmw8yHO4Further details and photos of the Awards can be found on Donegal ETB’s website (www.donegaletb.ie), Facebook and Twitter accounts (@DonegalETB). Science, Technology, Maths and Engineering (STEM)1.        Coláiste Ailigh (Triall eolaíochta chun thaispeaint an tionchar atá ag “cúpla deoch” ar do thiomáint”)2.        Abbey Vocational School (SHEHR health)3.        Magh Ene College (A test of the intermediate disturbance hypothesis on a rocky seashore in Bundoran) Healthy Living and Wellbeing1.        Finn Valley College (Get Fit, Get Active at FVC)2.        Abbey Vocational School (Heart Health)3.        Gairmscoil Chú Uladh (‘Gach duine uathúil – Gach duine cothrom’)Further Education and Training1.        Letterkenny Training Centre (Holly Garden)2.        Milford Adult Education Centre (A Tourist Guide to Donegal)3.        Finn Valley Centre for Education (An Eye Through The Rosses)Arts and Culture1.        Gairmscoil Chú Uladh (An Seomra Léitheoireachta2.        Crana College Memory Lane (A Celebration of Culture)3.        Donegal AETC, Learning for Living Programme (A Walk Through Donegal Town)Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship1.        Moville Community College (Bypass Plastic)2.        Mulroy College (Our Answer After Cancer)3.        Magh Ene College (Tuttlewood)Picture special: Donegal ETB hosts fifth annual awards was last modified: April 27th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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

Blackwell inspired by Dhoni-Kohlis art of running

first_imgKolkata, Apr 1 (PTI) When it comes to running between the wickets, the understanding between Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli inspires Australian womens team all-rounder Alex Blackwell. Blackwell has had a quiet tournament after her unbeaten 42 against South Africa in their opening World T20 match. She hoped to turn it around with focus on singles and doubles come the big match Sunday. “I will be looking to practice good cricket shots in front of the wicket, looking to turn ones into twos. Perhaps I gain some inspiration from Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni and the way they have approached the middle overs, thats my job to make sure to turn ones into twos and put pressure on the outfielders,” the 32-year-old said on the sidelines of their practice session at Eden Gardens today. “Its not always about clearing the ropes, thats not really my game. Yes, Im a boundary hitter but its about running hard. My job is really to have an impact in the middle-order to upset the opposition bowlers.” Known for improvising shots, Alex was seen with an unusual stance way outside offstump during their semifinal victory over England, similar to Aussie captain Steve Smiths style. But Blackwell in a lighter vein claimed that she was practising that unusual stroke much before Smith. “I will try to show some interesting shots, maybe you have seen a few of those. One was described as a Steve Smith shot but Im pretty sure Im doing that a little longer than he has, got a few years on him,” she smiled. “I will bat a little differently than rest of our team. I would like to be a 360-player. Sometimes in these conditions you dont get to play behind square shots.” Echoing sentiments of India captain Mithali Raj and West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor, Alex too called for equal pay and said in five years time they would be a standalone product. “Gender should not determine your pay. I do agree with equal pay. In the business of sport, its to do with how the money comes in and media write and things like that. We cant expect same sort of split currently. But our conditions should be equal. With time the pay difference will be reduced.” More PTI TAP AT ATadvertisementlast_img read more

IATA to launch Aviation Leadership Development Programme

first_imgThe International Air Transport Association (IATA) has divulged its plans of launching the Aviation Leadership Development Programme in partnership with Harvard Business Publishing (HBP). With the inaugural session on November 2, this will be the first IATA educational programme to be taught in real time by instructors in a virtual environment.The programme evolved out of an intensive series of needs assessment interviews by IATA and HBP with key industry stakeholders. These identified their strategic business goals, challenges and trends that would need to be addressed in the development of high potential senior managers and business leaders.What emerged was a curriculum of three modules-1.Leadership and influence2. Operational excellence3. Global mindset and collaborationAn IATA-HBP certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the programme.“Economic forecasts call for a doubling of air travel by 2032. Meeting that demand will require significant growth in the aviation workforce and the development of future leaders. The partnership of IATA and HBP has created a world-class educational opportunity for aviation professionals. And the virtually learning approach of the Aviation Leadership Development Programme will provide participants the opportunity to develop business-critical skills and interact with their peers globally while minimising travel expenses and out-of-office time,” said Victor de Barrena, Director, ITDI.last_img read more