Carver hails Newcastle victory as ‘complete away performance’

first_imgNewcastle United manager John Carver labelled his side’s 3-0 win at Hull City as the ‘complete away performance’ as he earned his first victory since taking permanent charge of the Magpies.Remy Cabella opened the scoring for the visitors while Sammy Ameobi and Yoan Gouffran added second half strikes to lift Carver’s side, at least temporarily, back into the top half of the table.Carver, who was officially handed the managerial reins earlier this week, reiterated that his players were not going to let their impressive start to the season count for nothing in the final half of the campaign.He said: “We’re not going to let this season fizzle out. It’s a good start and we’ll see if we can get a run going in the next few games.“The pressure was on us a little bit, but I dealt with the pressure and took it off the players. I asked them to perform and they did.”Cabella’s goal, a brilliant solo finish after finding space 30 yards out, was the winger’s first strike in a Newcastle shirt and Carver admitted he demanded more from the player prior to kick off.“I reminded him he has ability but that he needs to start producing it. He does it all the time in training so it’s nice to see him actually do it in a game,” he added .Carver was informed after the game that injured defender Paul Dummett was seen in the away end during the game, prompting the Magpies boss to joke about reprimanding the left back.“He’ll be getting a fine for that because he should at the training ground getting treatment,” joked the Toon head coach.last_img read more

Gardai investigate damage to solar panels at student apartments

first_imgVandals have damaged six solar panels on a block of student accommodation in Letterkenny.The damage to the student block on the Port Road close to the Polestar Roundabout was caused before August 22nd.The block is currently being renovated and is due to house a number of students for the new college year. Gardai have appealed for anybody who knows about the incident or who may have seen anybody acting suspiciously near the accommodation to contact Letterkenny Gardai.Gardai investigate damage to solar panels at student apartments was last modified: August 27th, 2019 by StephenShare 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

Increase of 20% in mackerel catches for 2020 welcomed

first_imgDeputy Pat the Cope Gallagher welcomes the advice today of the International Council for Exploration of the Sea (ICES) recommendation of a 19.7% increase in Mackerel catches for 2020.This comes on top of the scientific advice in May 2019 which recommended a 20% increase on 2019’s Total Allowable Catch.The extra catch will be worth €30M at the point of landing. The increase of May was not passed onto the fishing sector, therefore it follows that the Irish Quota for 2020 should increase by approx. 40% from 55,313 tons to approx.77,500 tons.Deputy Gallagher said “Last year I challenged the ICES’ advice and was disappointed with the Coastal States that they did not increase the TAC midterm, so it is vitally important that the sector gets the benefits next year.“The threat of Brexit still hangs over the fishing sector however I am confident that a deal or an extension can be agreed which would allow our fisherman to continue fishing mackerel in UK waters where we catch 60% of our mackerel.”Increase of 20% in mackerel catches for 2020 welcomed was last modified: October 1st, 2019 by StephenShare 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:catchesincreaseMACKERELPat The Cope Gallagherlast_img read more

WEF 2017: Powering Africa is key to growth

first_imgSouth Africa’s deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, took part in a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The topic of discussion was Powering Africa.Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is on a panel discussion entitled Powering Africa at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos on 17 January 2017. The panellists are, from left to right, Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Industries Limited; Rachel Kyte, the special representative of the UN secretary-general; Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, president of the African Development Bank; Ramaphosa; and Bronwyn Nielsen, editor-in-chief at NBC Africa. (Image: South African Government, CC BY-ND 2.0, via Flickr) Brand South Africa reporterThe energy gap is one of the biggest challenges to Africa’s progress. This was the message from an opening session at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos called Powering Africa.More than 600 million people on the continent do not have access to a reliable and clean source of energy.On the panel was Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa’s deputy president; Bronwyn Nielsen, editor-in-chief at NBC Africa; Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, president of the African Development Bank; Rachel Kyte, the special representative of the UN secretary-general; and Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Industries Limited.“In the past, we’ve relied on governments to power our countries; we now need to bring in the private sector to help empower our economies and people,” said Ramaphosa, advocating for private investment in power.See the rest of the discussion:The meeting in Davos ends on 20 January 2017.Source: WEFWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

How to Close the Gender Gap in STEM Patenting

first_imgBrad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite Follow the Puck A lack of diversity among product design teams has negatively impacted the experience women have with countless products. For instance, when seat belts were created, they were designed with the average man in mind. As a result, studies have shown that seat-belted women are 47 percent more likely to be seriously injured than seat-belted men in car crashes.The effects of this lack of diversity in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields goes beyond the design of products, however. Women are less likely to participate in STEM to begin with, much less patent and commercialize their inventions. Of all patent holders, only 10 percent are women.Organizations across the country are trying to change this dynamic by creating programs designed to increase diversity in innovation, entrepreneurship, and patenting. The Institute for Women’s Policy Research, in conjunction with Qualcomm, recently issued a report on seven such organizations that can act as resources and inspirations for newer programs.One program included in the research, BioSTL, connects women, minority, and immigrant innovators with resources and people who can help them commercialize innovations related to bioscience tech industry. Dr. Cheryl Watkins-Moore, director of bioscience and entrepreneurial inclusion at BioSTL, says moves toward inclusive and equitable entrepreneurship will be a major trend this year, “ensuring that all that want to participate in entrepreneurship and have great ideas [and] technologies are supported, mentored, and funded equitably.” Here’s what women and underrepresented entrepreneurs can learn from this recent research about ways to move their innovative ideas forward:1. Find experts to work with you one-on-one.The Accelerating Women and underRepresented Entrepreneurs (AWARE) program has found success in having an Entrepreneur in Residence work with program participants individually on the patenting and commercialization process. Working one-on-one with each member, the EIR acts as a mentor and helps would-be entrepreneurs access important resources. Mentorship can mean the difference between success and failure for many businesses — in fact, founders that have been mentored by top-performing business executives are three times more likely to eventually have top-performing businesses themselves.        But it’s not just about mentorship. Startups often make costly, potentially damaging legal mistakes when they’re just beginning, such as not complying with securities laws or ignoring intellectual property protection. You need to work with experts in business law, HR, and finance to ensure you’re establishing your business on a solid footing.2. Engage in hands-on learning. Being a lifelong learner is an important quality for STEM entrepreneurs and professionals. It allows you to keep a finger on the pulse of the marketplace, stay ahead of automation at work, and even reduce stress and slow cognitive decline. A study by Babson College reveals that experiential learning helps newer and future entrepreneurs tap into both their creative and logical minds to be successful.Seek out opportunities for hands-on learning to reap these benefits. For instance, a 10-week program at the University of Florida, Empowering Women in Technology Startups (EWITS), helps women learn how to commercialize inventions. During the program, participants are split into groups and given the task of developing a business model for a real technology. With the guidance of an experienced businesswoman, each team builds a simulated company around the technology, ending with a pitch to a panel of female investors, who judge each proposal and provide feedback to all teams.3. Access federal research dollars.Researchers continue to assess the extent to which gender bias leads to disparities in federal funding across various STEM grant programs. One study concluded that a subconscious gender bias could be causing individuals reviewing National Institutes of Health grant renewal applications to hold women to higher standards than men, meaning women applicants don’t have the same continued funding opportunities as their male counterparts. Fortunately, several grants have been created specifically with women in mind in an effort to combat such disparities.For example, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase Assistance Program was created to work directly with women- and minority-owned small businesses to assist with applications for DOE SBIR/STTR Phase 1 awards. It acts to increase diversity by connecting applicants with mentors and other industry experts who can provide even more assistance to these budding entrepreneurs.Breaking into STEM fields is hard enough as it is, but when women and minorities have even more difficulty patenting and commercializing their inventions, we all lose. By addressing these inequities, we’re more likely to gain products that truly work for everyone. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at Tags:#gender gap#Patents#stem#women in tech Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industrylast_img read more

Practicing Emotional First Aid: Maintaining Our Psychological Health

first_img Return to article. Long DescriptionPixabay[First Aid Box Tin Can by Alexa_Fotos on October 11, 2016, CCO]Many of us prioritize our physical health, especially this time of year as we go through flu season once again. We get the sniffles and the sneezes, with the soon to be congestion and fever. And if you didn’t get your flu shot, you soon wind up in your local doctor’s office or urgent care, hoping for some much needed meds, a doctor’s note, and some sick days.When we are physically sick or hurt, it’s a no-brainer to take care of ourselves. But what about our psychological health? Is it okay to take time off when we are anxious, depressed, or emotionally overwhelmed? Why is our physical health seemingly so much more important than our psychological health?This TED Talk features Dr. Guy Winch, a licensed psychologist who works with individuals, couples, and families. Dr. Winch proposes that we start prioritizing our mental health just as much as our physical health. And the way he says to do this is to practice emotional first aid. In his work with clients, he has emphasized the need to practice mental and emotional hygiene, stressing that it is equally as important as practicing physical and dental hygiene.Some key points he makes in his presentation are:• We are confronted with psychological injuries much more often than we are with physical ones. These are injuries such as failure, rejection, and loneliness.• To be aware of feelings of helplessness that arise.• We should pay attention to the emotional pain we experience and recognize this pain is trying to tell us something.• We are our own worse critic when faced with rejection or failure. He suggests treating yourself with the same compassion that you would expect from a truly good friend when they are trying to comfort and boost you up.• That we must protect our self-esteem by noticing these unhealthy psychological habits and explore what they are trying to tell us.• Also, that ruminating thoughts come and go. A two minute distraction is enough to break the urge to ruminate in any given moment.These issues are all ones we face on a daily basis and are common barriers for both civilians and military service members alike. For more on practicing emotional first aid, be sure to watch Dr. Winch’s full TED Talk here. And for more about mental health barriers in the military, be sure to catch the archived recording of our “Staying Strong by Seeking Help” webinar. CEUs are still available through April, 19, 2019.ReferencesWinch, G. (2014). Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid. TED Talk. Retrieved from: 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. Pixabay[First Aid Box Tin Can by Alexa_Fotos on October 11, 2016, CCO] By: Jason M. Jowers, MS, MFTlast_img read more