Arabic leaflet created to welcome Syrian refugees to Donegal

first_imgA new leaflet has been launched to welcome young people from Syria to Donegal and provide them with information about local services.The leaflet was created by the Donegal Youth Service and written in Arabic as part of an inclusiveness project for Syrian families.The DYS says it aims to help all young people to feel included and welcome to take part in any part of the service, regardless of their race, gender, religion, sexuality, or any other factor. Arabic Flyer now available at the Donegal Youth ServiceYouth Worker Frankie McGreevy has been working on the project for the past year. He said: “This leaflet is part of a larger welcome project that has given us an amazing opportunity to work with and learn from Syrian refugee children and their families, who have shown great strength and resilience having survived the Syrian war as well as the perilous journey to get to these shores.”The leaflet which is entirely in Arabic encourages young people to visit Donegal Youth Service and join any part of the service that interests them. Language doesn’t need to be a barrier, as advances in technology mean that staff can find a way to communicate with any young person who comes through the doors. Donegal Youth Service have worked with young people from all over the world, and make every effort to ensure they all feel welcome and included.The project was created in partnership with the Donegal Local Development Company Resettlement Programme, with funding from the Community Foundation for Ireland.The official launch took place on Wednesday the 23rd of October in Letterkenny.  Frankie McGreevy Youth Worker, Lorraine Thompson DYS Regional Director, Gareth Gibson Youth Information Manager, Eyad Meshael DLDC Resettlement Programme Intercultural Support Worker, Nadine Berri one of the Syrian cooks, Billy Banda BIC Project, Ciara Cronin DLDC Resettlement Project CoordinatorIrish Refugee Food Fair at the Donegal Youth Service in LetterkennyThe launch took place as part of the Irish Refugee Food Fair, an initiative from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in partnership with Slow Food Ireland which gave asylum seekers and refugees an opportunity to showcase their culinary talents, with events taking place all over Ireland. Donegal Youth Service was delighted to host the event in Letterkenny, with Syrian couple Nadine Berri and Bilal Abd El Jalil cooking an authentic Syrian feast for the local community.Syrian couple Nadine Berri and Bilal Abd El Jalil who cooked an authentic feast for the local community pictured with one of their children.For a copy of the leaflet, or for more information about DYS programmes and services then please contact DYS on (074) 91 29630, e-mail admin@donegalyouthservice.ie, visit www.donegalyouthservice.ie, or call in to us at 16-18 Port Road, Letterkenny.  Stay up to date on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter. Donegal Youth Service is a registered charity.  Registered Irish Charity Number: 20050696. Do you have a fundraising idea? We would love to hear from you!Arabic leaflet created to welcome Syrian refugees to Donegal was last modified: November 4th, 2019 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:arabic leafletDonegal Youth ServiceSyrialast_img read more

Forest set to confirm Kane deal

first_imgNottingham Forest are expected to confirm the signing of youngster Todd Kane on loan from Chelsea later today.The 21-year-old right-back has been recalled from a loan spell at Bristol City and Chelsea are keen for him to play in the Championship.Stuart Pearce gave Kane a call-up when the Forest boss was in charge of the England Under-21s and is set to sign him for the rest of the season.Kane, who made seven appearances for City but only one league start, previously played in the second tier while on loan at Blackburn and before that was loaned to Preston.See also:Chelsea’s Kane expected to join ForestKane’s loan move to Forest is confirmedFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Why Microsoft is Celebrating Apple’s Patent Win Over Samsung

first_imgmarkhachman The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Android#Apple#Google#Microsoft#mobile What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts Microsoft was pretty much a bystander in Apple’s patent battle with Samsung, but the Windows folks couldn’t be happier with Apple’s $1.05 billion victory. By signing a patent deal with Apple and taking its own direction for smartphones, Microsoft is now better positioned to become a viable alternative to the Apple ecosystem.Trouble for Samsung – which will appeal the ruling – threatens to tarnish the entire Android ecosystem (though Google may believe Android itself is immune, see Two Ways Samsung’s Court Loss To Apple Is Actually Good For Google). But Microsoft’s patent cross-license with Apple means we won’t be seeing similar suits between Apple and Microsoft. Microsoft’s OpportunitySo is this a genuine opportunity for Microsoft and its Windows Phone operating system?No. Not directly.Microsoft still has to convince consumers to buy into its ecosystem and raise its U.S. market share from a few percentage points to something more substantial. But the decision could encourage phone makers to lean away from Android and more toward Windows Phone, gaining Microsoft “shelf share” that could someday lead to actual sales.“Microsoft can actually benefit from the Apple-Samsung verdict, as Windows Phone doesn’t look as expensive or controversial as Android,” said Patrick Moorhead, principal at Moor Insights & Strategy, in an email. “What once was a ‘free’ OS, Android now costs the Microsoft license fee, the potential Apple license fee, and the threat of legal battles with Apple. This could push smartphone vendors like HTC, Sony, LG and even Huawei and ZTE closer to Windows Phone.”Android’s Doomsday ScenarioThe doomsday scenario goes like this: In September, Apple will ask the court for an injunction, preventing Samsung from selling the infringing devices within the United States.If Apple successfully bars the phones at the heart of the case from the U.S. market, the result will be a gaping hole on store shelves. While the ruling doesn’t include Samsung’s latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S III, an injunction would likely force Samsung to concede market share or spend heavily to aggressively develop new, non-infringing models to fill the gap. Apple then marches through the ranks of other Android phone manufacturers, filing similar suits, winning fines and royalty payments, and possibly injunctions as well. Consumers are left wondering whether or not the phone they preordered will be barred from shipment before launch date – an unlikely scenario, but one that would undermine consumer confidence in Android.Eventually, Apple would turn against Motorola Mobility, now owned by Google, for a final showdown – though Google’s “core” version of Android could be a tougher nut to crack As Google noted in a statement, Most of these [patents] don’t relate to the core Android operating system.”What Does Microsoft Get?So what does Microsoft actually gain from all of this? Three things:First, there’s the simple answer: Microsoft’s patent deal offers protection. While the relationships could certainly sour, Microsoft must feel like it can operate with relative impunity at the moment.Second, Microsoft can continue down its own development path without feeling like Apple is looking over its shoulder. While Microsoft’s Modern UI (formerly known as Metro), the “live tiles” or widgets that continually update, the “charms” and the Windows “home” button seem easily differentiated from Apple’s design, it’s always a good idea to avoid expensive, time consuming lawsuits – even if you eventually prevail.“[The deal should] provide a stronger opportunity for both of Microsoft’s new platforms – Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 – because they come with indemnification against Apple, suddenly making them far safer,” Rob Enderle, an independent consultant, told the BBC.The third benefit may be the most important: tarnishing Android with the litigation brush leaves Microsoft looking squeaky clean by comparison. Manufacturers now have to factor in a “total cost of ownership” formula when choosing which mobile operating system to use – and that formula now has to include the very real threat of litigation.From a consumer standpoint, the court case isn’t likely to sway Apple or Android partisans, but it could subtly push the general public away from Android.They could run toward the safe bet: Apple. But they might be open to something new:As Bill Cox, marketing director for Microsoft’s Phone division, tweeted following the verdict: “Windows Phone is looking gooooood right now.”last_img read more

5 DIY Lighting Tips For Filmmakers on a Budget

first_img 2. DIY: Make Your Own Basic Lighting Kit at HomeIn this video tutorial, Luke Leonard, the Lighting Course Director of Full Sail University, walks us through the steps of building and using a DIY light kit from items you can find at your local hardware store for less than $100. Filmmaking can get expensive quick! Save yourself some cash and free up some of your budget with this collection of DIY lighting tips.Top image from WistiaThe high cost of filmmaking is tough to deny. Cameras, lenses, travel cases… the list of purchases goes on and on, and various lights can take up a big chunk of the list. Luckily, lighting is one field of filmmaking where you can find a lot of money-saving DIY options. Let’s take a look at some video tips and tutorials on DIY lighting that can help you come in under budget.1. DIY Light Bar!The great Ryan Connolly of Film Riot fame shows us how to build a DIY light bar for less than $60. You’ll probably have most of the materials sitting around your house, and the completed light bar will work with most bulbs. Check it out. 5. How-to: Powerful DIY video light (800 watt equivalent)In this video from Indy Mogul, Griffin Hammond builds a powerful video light for only $86, using hardware store parts, and eight 100-watt-equivalent compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs. He also touches on the basics of three-point lighting.  3. DIY Bank LightsThe Basic Filmmaker is always an enthusiastic source of helpful DIY tips. In this video, he shows us how to make inexpensive DIY bank lights that can come in handy for your next green screen shoot.center_img 4. Quick Tips: DIY Lighting Kit!Here’s one more from Ryan Connolly that covers a basic (some would say must-have) light kit that should cover most of your needs on set and in the studio. While you’re feeling motivated, why don’t you take a minute and check out these other PremiumBeat tips for DIY filmmakers:5 Effective DIY Dolly HacksHow to Create a DIY Ring LightHow to Create DIY Diffusion PanelsGot any DIY tips/tricks/hacks to share with the filmmaking community? We’d love to hear about them in the comments below!last_img read more

Vince Carter biopic to be shown at Toronto film fest

first_imgK-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes View comments Vince Carter’s illustrious career will head to the big screen and it’s only fitting it will be first shown where it all began.A documentary titled ”The Carter Effect” will be featured at the Toronto International Film Festival, which will be held on Sept. 7-17.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Hot-shooting San Beda humbles Mapua for 6th win Dubbed as “Vinnsanity” and “Air Canada” for his off-the-charts, high-flying antics, the current Sacramento Kings guard played a monumental role in putting the once obscure expansion franchise on the basketball map and into a legitimate playoff contender in the Eastern Conference in the early 2000s.The dynamic eight-time All-Star also become one of, if not the best dunker of all time—punctuated by his now iconic performance at the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk contest.The film will also go through Carter’s ugly split with the team, after he left for the New Jersey Nets in 2004.Now 41 years old, Carter may no longer possess the same youthful athleticism he once had, but he continues to be an effective player in the league.He also helped raise the popularity of the sport  in the hockey-dominated country and helped foster a generation of today’s brightest Canadian stars including Andrew Wiggins, Tristan Thompson, Kelly Olynyk, Cory Joseph and Jamal Murray.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win PLAY LIST 01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensioncenter_img Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Read Next LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ As confirmed by the Toronto Star, the biopic, directed by Sean Menard, will delve into Carter’s undeniable impact in Canada during his six years  as a member of the Toronto Raptors basketball team from 1998 to 2004..@seanmenard’s documentary THE CARTER EFFECT, an unprecedented look at @Raptors @NBA All-Star Vince Carter (@mrvincecarter15). #TIFF17 pic.twitter.com/ElC2XBTum2FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout— TIFF (@TIFF_NET) August 9, 2017last_img read more

10 months agoKeane slams Man Utd after Liverpool thumping: These players not good enough

first_imgKeane slams Man Utd after Liverpool thumping: These players not good enoughby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Roy Keane slammed the standard of the players after defeat at Liverpool.Mourinho’s team looked lost throughout the encounter and speaking after the game United legend Keane questioned the quality within his former team.“I certainly believe a lot of the players playing for Man United today aren’t good enough for Man United,” Keane told Sky Sports. “I really believe that. They are good players, but not for Man United.”Again you look over the last year or two, the league campaign, to be so far behind the likes of Liverpool, Man City, Tottenham and Chelsea at this moment of time.”We’re on about creativity, but I really think their biggest problem is defensively. You have to try and get some kind of foundation to go forward and were on about scoring a goal, you’ve got to try keep some clean sheets. They are all over the place.“I think if Liverpool were really at it today, towards the last 10 and 15 minutes, they could have scored four or five.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Police shoot and kill man in Algonquin community of Lac Simon Quebec

first_img(Members of Lac Simon, Que say Sandy Michel was killed by local police Wednesday night in the community. Photo from facebook)Tom FennarioAPTN National NewsLAC SIMON, QUE– A man was killed by police in the Algonquin community of Lac Simon Wednesday evening.Lac Simon police responded to a call of a man brandishing a knife at approximately 7:30 p.m. local time.A number of sources in the community say the man was Sandy Michel of Lac Simon.Michel, who was in 20’s, was first hit by a police car. Shots from police were fired later.It is not clear what killed Michel.Lac Simon is located about 495 kilometres northwest of Montreal.Quebec’s provincial police force, the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), has since taken over the investigation.According to the SQ, the man was taken by ambulance to hospital in Val d’Or where he died.This is the second deadly shooting the small Algonquin community has faced since February.After Wednesday’s shooting, emotions were running high.According to a post on Facebook, members of the community surrounded SQ officers as they arrived.“Following the intervention, a group of people allegedly tried to attack the police to Lac-Simon and so the Sûreté du Québec were requested as reinforcements,” said the SQ, Benoit Coutu. “Ten SQ officers were dispatched to the scene and a perimeter was established.” The SQ has been mandated by the Ministry of Public Security to take over policing duties in the community until further notice.The Ministry of Public Security also said that the SQ will conduct an independent investigation to determine exactly what happened between police and Lac Simon residents Wednesday night.In February, Lac Simon police Officer Thierry LeRoux, 26, was shot and killed by community member Anthony Raymond Papatie. Papatie took his own life after confessing to the shooting on Facebook.More to come …last_img read more

Small and mediumsized businesses to up investment spend 3 this year BDC

first_imgMONTREAL – A new report by the Business Development Bank of Canada says small and mid-sized businesses in Canada are expected to increase their investments by three per cent this year to $140.5 billion.BDC says the increase is due largely to a surge in business acquisition plans.It says business owners expect to increase their spending on acquiring other businesses this year to $18.9 billion, up from $10.6 billion in 2017.Sustaining growth was the top-cited reason for investing, followed by boosting the value of the business and keeping pace with the competition, the report says.The technology sector saw the highest growth in investment intentions, followed by the services sector. Plans for the manufacturing were flat and a decline was expected in the construction and resources sector.BDC’s annual study of investment intentions is based on a survey conducted last August and September that included 4,019 business owners.last_img read more

Barclays to pay 2 billion to US to settle mortgage suit

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – British bank Barclays became the latest big bank to reach a multi-billion dollar settlement with U.S. authorities over its role in the subprime mortgage bubble and subsequent financial crisis. But in a rare and notable move, U.S. authorities went further to fine two individual bankers as part of their alleged role in the subprime mortgage crisis.Barclays agreed to pay $2 billion in civil penalties on Thursday to settle charges that it sold fraudulent mortgage-backed securities to investors between 2005 and 2007, and that it misled investors on the quality of those loans that it sold to the public. They are similar charges that other banks like Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Citigroup have reached over the last several years in regards to their respective roles in the financial crisis. Barclays was one the last holdouts of the big banks.Two former Barclays executives will pay fines as well. Paul Menefee, a banker who helped package subprime mortgages into securities, and John Carroll, who was the bank’s head trader of mortgage-backed securities, will pay a combined $2 million in fines in exchange for having the charges against them being dismissed. It has been rare for U.S. authorities to charge Wall Street bankers for their alleged role in the subprime housing bubble.“Solely to put this matter behind him, Mr. Menefee has agreed to a settlement in which he has not admitted any wrongdoing,” said Barry Berke and Dani James, lawyers with the firm Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, who represented Menefee in the case.The law firm representing Carroll echoed similar statements.“John Carroll is pleased that the government has relented in its efforts to prove wrongdoing where none exists, and consistent with that position, we have agreed to settle this case without an admission to these meritless allegations,” said Glen McGorty, partner at Crowell & Moring, in a statement.The Justice Department originally sued Barclays and several of its U.S. affiliates in late 2016 over the sale of risky mortgage-backed securities. Barclays CEO Jes Staley said in a statement that the settlement was “fair and proportionate.”“The substantial penalty Barclays and its executives have agreed to pay is an important step in recognizing the harm that was caused to the national economy and to investors,” said U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue for the Eastern District of New York.last_img read more

Turkey warns ExxonMobil against drilling with Greek Cypriots

first_imgISTANBUL — Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has cautioned an international energy company against co-operating with the government of Cyprus in its search for gas.Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said Sunday that the exploratory drilling ExxonMobil has started in the eastern Mediterranean “did not contribute to the region’s stability” and could change “sensitive balances.”Turkey strongly objects to Cyprus searching for gas on its own. The Turkish government says any potential wealth must be shared with Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots in ethnically divided Cyprus.Aksoy noted he was repeating “warnings” to energy companies about the “Greek Cypriots’ one-sided exploration and extraction.”He says Turkey plans to begin drilling in areas off the northern coast of Cyprus’ coast along with exploring the continental shelf of Turkey, which began last month.The Associated Presslast_img read more