Summer Camps 2019: No such thing as boredom at Pinehill Studios!

first_imgPinehill Studios at Mountain Top Letterkenny have launched an exciting season of summer camps to make this summer go by in a whirl of fun and activity.As summer holidays come ever closer, why not find a great camp for your child at Pinehill Studios?It’s hard to believe, but that time of year is almost upon us again: in a matter of weeks, the children will be off school. With eight weeks to fill, many parents will be looking for some way to entertain their energetic tiny humans which doesn’t involve breaking the bank or indeed breaking a sweat as the constant refrain of ‘I’m bored’ threatens to reach saturation.To help alleviate parental stress and childish boredom, Pinehill Studios have a variety of action-packed summer camps that are sure to entertain, amuse and tire out your little darlings over the upcoming holidays starting from 2nd of July until 3rd of August.Incorporating singing, hip-hop dance, acting, fun, games, self-esteem and confidence-building in a non-competitive, fun-filled and safe environment, Pinehill Studios camps are suitable for both boys and girls aged between 4 and 9. No experience is required and often it is the shy child who finds their inner diva whilst hitting stage for the first time.Here’s your guide to camps dates & details: 8th – 12th July CLOWNING AROUNDThis was our most popular camp last year…Pinehill Studios brings you CIRCUS SCHOOLRoll up Roll up the circus is coming to town! For one week only walking into Pinehill Studios will be like walking into the Big Top. Come and enjoy the freedom of clowning around while learning tricks and skills such as juggling, acrobatics and much much more. Your children will be engaging in a variety of activities to challenge and improve their fitness levels, balance and co-ordination along with promoting self-confidence, self-awareness and gaining an understanding and acceptance of difference. This year’s popular fantasy adventure film Dumbo will also be a main feature of this week’s activities as we use Dumbo’s experience of saving the circus to help children celebrate difference, cherish family and make their dreams take flight.Book online at: www.pinehillstudios.ie/camps 15th – 19th July Step Up Dance CampDance like nobody’s watching and even if they do, who cares? DANCE ANYWAY. Shake up the summer with Pinehill’s Step Up Dance Camp. Children will get the opportunity to engage in a variety of dance styles including hip hop, jiving, beginners breaking, popping, musical theatre, contemporary and much much more. This camp will give your children the opportunity to express themselves through the art of dance while exercising and increasing their fitness levels in a fun filled way. They will also be introduced to different genres of music and explore concepts such as rhythm, body awareness, timing and improvisation.Book online at: www.pinehillstudios.ie/camps22nd – 26th July Pinehill’s Got Talent The nation is at a loose end and craving its weekly fix of “Ireland’s Got Talent”. Well they don’t have to wait much longer. “Pinehill’s Got Talent” is coming to Pinehill Studios on the 22nd of July. Who needs the Helix when we have got Pinehill Studios!Whether your child wants to try their hand at presenting like Mrs Lucy Kennedy, sit in the hot seat like judge Louis Walsh or take to the stage like the thousands of this year’s contestants to showcase their talent, there is an opportunity for everyone at Pinehill. We focus on children’s strengths and work towards promoting their self-confidence. The end of week show is sure to give the children and parents a laugh and a giggle while evoking a sense of pride in everyone’s achievements. Although we don’t have a €50,000 cash prize, everyone at Pinehill Studios goes home a WINNER!Book online at: www.pinehillstudios.ie/campsEach Camp will run from 10am-3pm each day. 2 groups 4-6yrs & 7-9yrs. (groups will be divided by age and ability)Children should bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink. They should wear comfortable clothing such as leggings or tracksuit, and soft shoes or runners.The week-long courses cost €80. BOOK ONLINE NOW www.pinehillstudios.ie/campsSibling discounts also available. T & C’s apply *one discount per family.Summer Camps 2019: No such thing as boredom at Pinehill Studios! was last modified: May 1st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:KidsPinehill Studiossummer camplast_img read more

Raiders mailbag: Readers provide their favorite Coliseum moments

first_imgALAMEDA — Based on the response, we’ll restrict this week’s mailbag strictly to fans and their memories of the Raiders at the Coliseum. Specifically asked about the last 25 years, but some of the responses went beyond that and are included.Here goes:@TravisBrown1000: We went in memory of my PSL holding father to the KC TNF in the poring rain during DC’s rookie year. We felt him there that night, as the fans earned that win to go 1-10. It was like we won the super bowl.@macomboys: This …last_img

EPA Steps Up Enforcement of Lead Paint Rule

first_imgThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is targeting the New Haven, Connecticut, area for tougher enforcement of rules designed to protect children from the hazards of lead in paint.Some 200 renovators and painting contractors, property management companies, and landlords in the area were invited by the EPA to a meeting on April 16, 2014, to learn more about the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule, part of the Toxic Substances Act.The rule took effect in 2010. It requires training and certification for renovators who work in pre-1978 housing and facilities used or occupied by children, where they are likely to encounter lead-based paint. The EPA says New Haven has one of the highest rates of childhood lead exposure in New England.In addition to scheduling the informational session, the EPA said it would follow up by inspecting a number of the companies in June. “The inspections may be followed up with enforcement,” the agency said in a news release.At the New Haven meeting, the EPA said it also would introduce what it called an “expedited settlement offer” for a single violation of the RRR rule. No details were offered, and the EPA’s regional press contact wasn’t available to explain it. The Journal of Light Construction, however, said it probably would be similar to settlements made under an earlier pilot program in which contractors agreed to reduced penalties for minor violations of the rule.The EPA’s tougher stance in New Haven follows earlier crackdowns in the Northeast in 2012, and another involving 35 home renovation contractors this February.last_img read more

Geo-Location App Sites Stake Their Claim

first_imgadam popescu Tags:#apps#web After a year of gaffes, idiocies and downright vile crimes committed by people wielding geo-location apps, the market for such software seems ready to address privacy concerns. The makers of some geo-location apps, dependent on heavy adoption and personal privacy have been fighting to scrub the dirt off location products, and it hasn’t been easy. But they do so in the face of services that have tainted the niche. There’s been a public backlash against Girls Around Me, Highlight and Skout — so-called creeper apps. These apps are used to pinpoint people, usually women, in a way that some say encourages stalking.One app aimed at a higher road is Here On Biz. It’s a LinkedIn check-in app for professionals, allowing people to network while traveling for work. The free iPhone app shows people nearby based on their professional practice and interest. The app shares their general location, in a list instead of a map. The generalities are a reaction to creeper apps. “We want the right clientele, We want the right people,” said Nick Smoot, chief marketer of Here On Biz. Smoot defined the “right people” as business professionals. Senior executives from Barclays, Visa and American Express are already members, he said.“Anybody who wants to show their location on a map to strangers is not the right person for us,” Smoot said. Another like-minded social geo-location app, GonnaBe, is billed as the platform for what’s going to happen next. It addresses the creep factor by keeping people’s locations private, and by marketing to people who already know each other.Less business-oriented, and more social, the app helps people post, share and browse friends’ social plans for free, without downloads, sign ups or profiles. Plans can be broadcast across a person’s social networks or only with selected friends who also use GonnaBe. If startups like these make it big, they could lead the way for the next generation of privacy-conscious geo-location apps. But that’s a big if. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Geo-location apps targeting businesses and professionals are fighting hammer and tong to distance themselves from failures in the consumer arena, and to prove that they can offer privacy. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

DaVinci Resolve and Cinema Camera Tutorial: Getting Started

first_imgReady to jump into DaVinci Resolve color grading? In this video tutorial, colorist Dan Moran shows off an ideal DaVinci workflow.If you’re feeling intimated by DaVinci Resolve, fear no more. This Resolve video tutorial will walk you through a post production workflow geared toward the Blackmagic user (Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Davinci Resolve). Although Dan covers particulars about working with Blackmagic’s new Cinema Cam, there are plenty of take-aways that can be applied to working with any professional camera system.The DaVinci Resolve tutorial starts by showing the best way to setup your project file and bring your footage into the app. From there Dan digs deeper into working with RAW files, encoding files into an intermediate codec and adding and working with metadata.Finally, you’ll get the basics of color grading in DaVinci Resolve.For anyone interested in the Blackmagic Cinema Camera or Resolve color grading, this is 20 minutes well spent!last_img read more

Mustattend events in the Capital

first_imgA flavourful meal Enjoy a flavourful one pot meal of rice/noodles topped with a choice of marinated meat and seasonal vegetables. Cooked in a clay pot, this healthy yet tempting meal is served with a variety of palatable sauces. The menu offers Garlic Fried Rice with Minced Chicken, Hand-made Noodles with Asian Greens, Crispy Noodles with Tofu and Broccoli, Wok Tossed Egg Noodles with Lamb Dumplings among others. Where: Empress of China, Eros Hote, Nehru Place Also Read – An income drop can harm brainWhen: Until August 31 Timings: 12pm – 3pm and 7pm –11:45pm Price: A la Carte MenuDance extravaganza The 23rd edition of Parampara Series – a festival of dance and music is back to enthrall Delhiites. This three-day celebration of Indian classical performing arts will bring young generation of artists as well as veterans at one platform. Among the performers, Raja Radha Reddy, a legendary Kuchipudi dancing couple, gurus, and choreographers, are surely going to be a treat to watch. Their performances for over five decades globally have gained them a reputation for rare excellence and perfection of technique. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardWhen: August 30 – September 1, 2019 Venue: Kamani Auditorium, New DelhiAugust 30, 2019 Raja Radha Reddy & Troupe Kuchipudi Classical Dance Performance Shubha Mudgal – Hindustani Classical Vocal August 31, 2019 Sujata Mohapatra – Odissi Classical Dance Trichur Brothers – Carnatic Classical Vocal September 1, 2019 Kumudini Lakhia & Group – Kathak Classical Dance Jayateerth Mevundi – Hindustani Classical Vocallast_img read more

His Excellency John Freeman sworn in as 14th Governor

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 18, 2016 – The fourteenth governor since 1973 was sworn in Monday in Grand Turk and his welcome was both cordial and cautioning… both major party leaders assured the new His Excellency that the people of these islands are ready to support a mutually beneficial relationship, and both informed the Governor that there are some areas ripe for change.From the Opposition Leader, Hon Sharlene Robinson who spoke first and more extensively, there was talk about the now gone governor, being too soft on the current PNP Administration; she reminded the new Governor that his salary comes from the public purse. Hon Robinson addressed constitutional reform, calling for the Chief Financial Officer to be removed, for the Governor’s House of Assembly appointments to be reduced from two and said that crime is the top concern and the response has not been vigorous enough by the British who head the country’s National Security.The Premier, Hon Dr Rufus Ewing similarly wants the CFO gone, said the UK needs to prove itself honorable and support a bill to make that happen, that there should also be a bill to return the powers of land distribution to elected leaders and a crime strategy and lead appointments should also be managed by those elected to serve.The new Governor is Dr John Freeman and he was complimentary to the islands, adding that he is here as a guardian of our way of life. His wife, Corinna was presented a special bouquet by 7-year-old Maliha Lightbourne of Susanna Wesley Methodist School, from the A company of the Brownies & Girl Guides. HE Dr. John Freeman was sworn in by Chief Justice, Margaret Ramsey-Hale at the now refurbished House of Assembly, NJS Francis Building in the Capital. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Prime Minister Minnis Addressed Bahamians and Friends of The Bahamas at Reception

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#UnitedStates, December 20, 2017 – Washington, DC – Bahamas Ambassador to Washington, D.C., His Excellency Sidney Collie and Consul General Theo Neilly hosted an Official Reception attended by Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis and Mrs. Patricia Minnis, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield and Mrs. Deidre Henfield, and Bahamians and Friends of The Bahamas residing in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryland in the George Washington Room of the St. Regis, Washington D.C. on Saturday, December 16, 2017. On his first visit to the US capital since becoming Prime Minister, Dr. Minnis told the gathering his administration’s programme of reform and transformation includes innovative thinking about the role of government, “as we create new and innovative partnerships for national development. We are stabilizing public finances and reforming government. We are ensuring the greater ease of doing business for Bahamians and foreign investors. The Bahamas has a highly favourable investment regime. We are cutting the Red Tape and too-often-long, waiting times for international investment projects to be vetted and approved.”Photos show the Prime Minister in the mix and mingle with guests. In the group photo are: Prime Minister Minnis and Mrs. Patricia Minnis, fifth and sixth left; Minister Henfield and Mrs. Deidre Henfield, third and fourth left; Ambassador Sidney Collie and Mrs. Mavis Collie, first and second left; and Consul General Neilly, at right.(Photos/Yontalay Bowe, OPM Media Services)Release: BIS Related Items:center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Facebook shares progress on civil rights audit We need to do more

first_img 2 Tech Industry Digital Media Politics Internet Services Tags Comments Facebook Facebook has released a progress report on its civil rights audit, which shows it’s made some significant changes like strengthening efforts to fight voter suppression and cracking down on fake accounts seeking to influence political views.The social network unveiled on Tuesday the results of the first six months of the audit (PDF), which it launched in May in response to demands from civil rights organizations. Laura Murphy, a civil liberties leader and longtime ACLU director, led the audit. After meeting with civil rights leaders and experts, Murphy said in the progress report, Facebook decided to focus the first phase of its audit on preventing voter intimidation and suppression ahead of the US 2018 midterm elections.The social network acknowledged that implementation took longer than expected but said it was able to make important changes on its platform including strengthening efforts against voter suppression; supporting voter engagement; bringing in voting experts to inform training and policy; adding ways for users to report incorrect voting information; creating channels for state election authorities to report potential voter suppression content; and tackling fake accounts. Facebook also highlighted its “war room” efforts to combat fake election news leading up to the midterms. “Facebook is committed to working with leading US civil rights organizations to strengthen and advance civil rights on our service. They’ve raised a number of important concerns, and I’m grateful for their candor and guidance,” Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, said in a blog post. “We know that we need to do more: to listen, look deeper and take action to respect fundamental rights.” The social media giant plans to continue the audit in 2019, focusing on content moderation and creating a “civil rights accountability infrastructure” to make sure Facebook stays on the right track. Facebook will release another progress report on the audit next year, Murphy said. Share your voice Facebooklast_img read more

2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport updated with mild hybrid powertrain more incar

first_img reading • 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport updated with mild hybrid powertrain, more in-car tech 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e review: A hard hybrid to recommend Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it More about 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport AWD 4dr SE Preview • 2018 Range Rover Velar: Effortless SUV elegance on- and off-road Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Land Rover Apple SUVs Tags See All Post a commentcenter_img 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque review: Style, now with more substance Apple Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors More From Roadshow Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Disco never died, it just hid out until Land Rover sought to bring it, and the Disco Sport, back to life. Now, a couple of years later, the latter is staring down some quality upgrades for the 2020 model year.Land Rover on Tuesday unveiled the 2020 Discovery Sport. On the spectrum of refreshes, this one is right about in the middle, making some slight visual changes while also updating the more important underlying bits. Two new powertrains have been introduced: One is a 246-horsepower I4 from the modular Ingenium engine family, while the other one slaps a 48-volt mild hybrid system into the equation, boosting its output to 286 horsepower.That new mild hybrid system comes alongside a new underlying platform. Now riding on Land Rover’s Premium Transverse Architecture platform, not only does it allow the Discovery Sport to pick up this kind of electrification, it makes the body some 13 percent stiffer. It’s also quieter, thanks to some improved sound deadening measures.As for style, it’s a little different, but not too much. The front and rear bumpers are new, and to my eyes, a little sportier-lookin’ than before. The grille is different, but I didn’t notice that until I read it in the press release. There are also some new LED lights to further differentiate the refreshed Disco Sport from its forebear.Enlarge ImageIt might take a keen eye to find the differences, but on the whole, they make for a more premium-looking SUV. Land Rover Inside, the center console has been redesigned, eschewing the rotary dial in favor of the sticklike gear lever seen on other Jaguar Land Rover vehicles. This rejiggering also makes enough space for wireless device charging, a first for the Disco Sport. Six USB ports are scattered throughout, as well. A new rearview mirror can display what the rearview camera sees, while additional cameras beneath the front end allow off-roaders to see “through” the hood on the infotainment display.The interior is further gussied up with more premium materials, including a new optional non-leather seat material made from recycled polyester microfiber. You can even spec massaging seats, if you feel like really going for broke. Behind the first row, there are new cup holders and redesigned storage spaces, in addition to extra seat configurability, bringing the total number of available seat configurations to 24.On the infotainment front, the Discovery Sport now rocks Land Rover’s InControl Touch Pro system, with its 10-inch touchscreen replacing the outgoing setup. It’s not Touch Pro Duo, though — the climate controls aren’t relegated to their own screen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available, as is a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot. Safety systems are available, but not standard, and they include adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and lane-keep assist.The 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport hits dealerships in the summer, and pricing will be announced closer to the car’s on-sale date.Originally posted May 21.Update, June 10: Reduced mild hybrid output by 10 horsepower due to an error in Land Rover’s press release. Share your voice 0 Land Rover •last_img read more