LIT to run ‘virtual open days’ and online Q&A sessions throughout…

first_imgTwitter A full schedule of the virtual events, beginning on Tuesday 12th May and running until Friday, 12th June, is available at:www.lit.ie/virtual-open-days The open days, consisting of live Q&A sessions taking place on social media and through LIT’s website, will cover over 120 programmes across the institution’s campuses in Limerick, Tipperary and Clare.The ‘virtual learning hub’ will provide support and guidance to prospective LIT students and their parents as the CAO process comes to a close.31.01.2018.Marian Duggan, Dean, Flexible Learning-Vice President Equality and Diversity, LIT. Picture: Alan Place WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Facebook Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp LIMERICK Institute of Technology (LIT) will host virtual open days throughout May and June to help the Leaving Certificate class of 2020 progress to the next stage of their education. TAGScovid19Keeping Limerick PostedLeaving CertlimerickLimerick PostLIT Email Print Previous articleNews Roundup | May 16 2020Next articleIreland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2020 announces its winners Meghann Scully RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsEducationLimerickLIT to run ‘virtual open days’ and online Q&A sessions throughout May and June for the Leaving Cert class of 2020By Meghann Scully – May 14, 2020 161 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Registrar at LIT, Marian Duggan, said: “While our campuses across the Midwest are physically closed to the public, we continue to engage with students, parents and guidance counsellors, through our virtual hub and our website, lit.ie.“We welcome this interaction as it allows us to address any questions or concerns Leaving Cert students might have about beginning their journey into higher education in these unprecedented times.“I would encourage all students, parents, guardians, guidance councillors and teachers to available of LIT’s online services and continue to interact with us through our website, our open days and our social media channels.“We are here to help, and look forward to welcoming our new First Year students to LIT when the next semester begins.” she said.President of LIT, Professor Vincent Cunnane said: “LIT graduates are among some of the most sought after in the country.The soon to be published HEA Graduate Outcome Survey will show that 94% of LIT Graduates in the labour market, are either in employment or further study, with almost three quarters of 2018’s graduates working in the Munster region.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Flexibility in responding to regional industry needs with work ready graduates is among LIT’s core strengths.“We work closely with multinational and indigenous companies based in the Mid West to ensure we reach these goals year on year, and this strategy is benefiting both our students and the regional economy.“Never has this relationship been more important than now, as we guide our students in their future careers while working with industry to reawaken our economy and stay connected with our community as we adapt to a new way of living.” she added.The virtual open days will allow students the chance to communicate directly with heads of department and other staff members across a wide range of faculties and subjects across all campuses, including: business & financial services; electrical & electronic engineering; information technology; applied science; sports; culinary & hospitality and creative technologies.Further features of the virtual CAO hub include further advice for students on exam tips, as well as looking after their mental and physical health at this uncertain time. Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

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Young man knocked unconscious during Letterkenny assault

first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Young man knocked unconscious during Letterkenny assault Twitter Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Previous articleGardai renew appeal over West Donegal crashNext articleLetterkenny’s Glencar Road to reopen on Friday News Highland WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – August 27, 2019 Google+ WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications An investigation is continuing into a weekend assault in Letterkenny. The incident occurred on the Lower Port road area of the town in the early hours of Sunday morning last.A young man sustained an injury to his left eye and was knocked unconscious.Sgt Eunan Walsh says while the suspect has not yet been apprehended, he had been sighted leaving the scene on foot:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/lkaghjghjghjghssault1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

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LAST CUT: Adams graces the chair at Stinson’s for one final cut

first_img But two customers just kept hanging around that afternoon. Although neither Lamar Steed nor Charles Adams made it known, both were determined to get the last hair cut in the storied barbershop.The barbers lingered and so did Steed and Adams. Neither made a move to the open barber’s chairs. Then, Ann and Joe snapped the barber’s drapes and that signaled the customers to the chairs.“Ann had my head and Joe had Charles’ head,” Steed said laughing. “We both wanted to get the last hair cut at Stinson’s Barbershop. That would be a real honor for me .. for both of us.”Steed got his first haircut at Stinson’s around 1972. He got “toniced up.” Stinson opened the barbershop around 1945 and barbered in Brundidge until his death in 2009.Most any man or boy who lived or even visited in Brundidge during those years got his hair cut at Stinson’s Barbershop. The shop was an institution and the male population of Brundidge was “institutionalized.”Those who stopped in on closing day shared their memories of Stinson and his right- hand man, Robert Garrett, and of the days gone by. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration LAST CUT: Adams graces the chair at Stinson’s for one final cut Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Charles Adams was the last man out of the chair the day Stinson’s Barbershop close. He and Lamar Steed had the honor of getting the lasthaircuts at the historic barbershop. The children of Earl Stinson who barbered in Brundidge for 64 years, gave Adams the “brush off’ andclosed the doors on one of the longest running family businesses in Brundidge. Pictured with Adams, are Jimmie Stinson Jackson, JoeStinson and Ann Stinson Webb.On December 23, 2016, the door to Stinson’s Barbershop in Brundidge almost never closed. The sign on the door was the reason.At exactly 4 p.m. on that day, the barbershop that had been in operation on Main Street for 70 years would close its door, permanently, the sign read.Jimmie Stinson Jackson, Ann Stinson Webb and Joe Stinson, had kept the barbershop open that their dad, Earl Stinson, owned and operated for 64 years. For several years, they kept it open in his memory and in support of the Brundidge community. Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel “If you a good bit of hair you’d get it slicked back with tonic so it would stay in place,” he said. “Sometimes I’d get my shoes shined. I looked forward to going to the barbershop. There won’t many places like that anymore. I was sad to see it go. I’m just glad that I got to be one of the last customers.”Adams just kept asking for little more off here and little more off there, anything he could do to outstay Steed in the barber’s chair.“I don’t know how long I’d been going to Stinson’s Barbershop, probably around 1961 or so,” he said. “We lived in Clio and I’d come to Brundidge to the barbershop and Mr. Stinson would give me flat top and sell me stick of wax to go with it. I’d go back to Clio and all= the boys would want a flat top just like mine. Nobody could do a flattop like Earl Stinson.”Adams said Stinson taught him and lot of other young boys how to shave. “He showed me which way to run the razor, up and down,” Adams said. “He was a mentor to a lot of us boys that didn’t know anything.”Adams said he, like Steed, found the barbershop a good place to go. “All boys learned a lot from Earl Stinson,” he said. “He was a good man and good role model. And, I wanted to be the last man out of the chair. That meant a lot to me. That barbershop meant a lot to Brundidge for a mighty long time.” Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like FIRE BALL: Families carry on tradition of fun, flames and fellowship For a few minutes, Ron Ingram stepped deeper into the darkness to see more clearly the amazing star show, light… read more Skip Published 3:00 am Thursday, January 5, 2017last_img read more

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Zoom Meetings Linked to Negative Self Image, Increase in Plastic Surgery Demand: Study

first_imgZoom has allowed life to go on in an ever-changing world, but may be affecting the way individuals view themselves, they said.The authors noted a surge in patients citing their appearance on Zoom as a reason to seek care, particularly concerned with acne and wrinkles.“A recent analysis of Google search trends during the pandemic showed the terms ‘acne” and ‘hair loss” are increasing in this newly virtual reality,” the researchers said. They attributed this trend to the association of acne and hair loss with anxiety and depression, common psychological conditions during quarantine.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “We suspect the trend may also arise from people constantly seeing themselves on video and becoming more aware of their appearance,” said Arianne Shadi Kourosh, from Massachusetts General Hospital, US, and one of the authors of the article.Before Zoom took over as the metric used to value one’s appearance, people used selfies and an arsenal of photo editing apps to create filtered versions of themselves. Dubbed “Snapchat dysmorphia,” the influx of people hoping to look more like their edited selves has caused widespread concern for its potential to trigger body dysmorphic disorder.The authors noted that in 2019, 72 per cent of American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery members reported seeing patients seeking cosmetic procedures to improve their selfies.- Advertisement – Spending more time on virtual platforms could be affecting self-image of people and leading them to rush for facial treatments they may not have considered months before confronting a video screen, a new phenomenon called ‘Zoom Dysmorphia”, a study claims.Writing in the journal Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine, the authors noted that the COVID-19 pandemic has seen a massive shift towards remote work and living, with people spending record amounts of time on virtual platforms with evidence indicating that these remote trends will persist even when conditions improve.- Advertisement – In addition, higher levels of engagement on social media have shown to correlate with increased body dissatisfaction, they said.“Unlike the still and filtered selfies of social media, Zoom displays an unedited version of oneself in motion, a self-depiction very few people are used to seeing on a daily basis,” explained Emmy Graber from the Dermatology Institute of Boston, US. “This may have drastic effects on body dissatisfaction and desire to seek cosmetic procedures,” Graber said.The reasons behind this critical self-image, noted the researchers, is that during real-life conversations, people do not see their faces speaking and displaying emotions, and do not compare their faces side-by-side to others like they do on video calls.In addition, cameras can distort video quality and create an inaccurate representation of true appearance, they said.“One study found that a portrait taken from 12 inches away increases perceived nose size by 30 per cent when compared with that taken at 5 feet,” said Shauna M Rice from Massachusetts General Hospital.“Webcams, inevitably recording at shorter focal lengths, tend to produce an overall more rounded face, wider set eyes, and broader nose,” Rice added.The researchers noted that it is important for patients to recognise the limitations of webcams and understand that they are, at best, a flawed representation of reality. To further deconstruct the motivations behind this influx of patients in the era of Zoom, the authors turned to the facial feedback hypothesis.The theory explains that treatment of sad-appearing wrinkles may reduce depression by making the patient appear less sad to others, which, in turn, makes them feel better about themselves.“Perhaps there is a recent surge in patients seeking cosmetic procedures simply because they now see their imperfections on camera daily, or because the wrinkles they see on screen make them look more depressed to others and feel more depressed themselves,” the authors added.“The theory in the context of Zoom is particularly interesting, as the patient is also the viewer,” they said.They may perceive themselves as sad because of the wrinkles they see, which further negatively affects their emotions, leading to a dangerous cycle of self-deprecation, the authors said.This becomes a major concern when an individual becomes excessively preoccupied with real or imagined defects, they added.Will Apple Silicon Lead to Affordable MacBooks in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.last_img read more

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Clayton Kershaw dominates in return; Dodgers end losing streak

first_imgStarting a big-league game for the first time since July 23, Clayton Kershaw looked very much like the same Clayton Kershaw he was before walking off the mound with a lower back strain that day.His curveball had its usual bite, his slider the familiar hiss. And the San Diego Padres were as thoroughly overmatched as they usually are against Kershaw.The Dodgers rested ace allowed just two harmless infield singles in six scoreless innings in his return, putting a stop to the Dodgers’ five-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over the Padres, who didn’t even hit a ball out of the infield all game. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “He looked good. It’s nice to have him back,” said Chase Utley who drove in the game’s only run with a two-out RBI single in the sixth inning. “Looked like he hadn’t missed a beat.”The six weeks he spent on the DL seemed to melt away quickly in the Southern California heat Friday night – except for Kershaw, whose only sign of pain came when he recalled all that down time.“It felt like a long time,” he said.Nonetheless, Kershaw picked up right where he left off in what could be another Cy Young season despite his time on the DL. He has allowed just two earned runs in his past 44 innings (layoff included). He went to the DL with a major-league low 2.04 ERA. He came back Friday still the low man in the ERA race and lowered it to 1.95.“I expected him to be himself,” Utley said. “Having been around him for a couple years now, I think he’s the same every day. You guys all see how hard he works.“He deserves to pitch the way he does.”Kershaw has said he felt healthy enough to be pitching in the big leagues a few weeks ago and had to be convinced that a rehab start was a necessary step to returning. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts acknowledged that the team had used the luxury of their runaway lead in the NL West to “slow-play” Kershaw’s return, erring wholly on the side of caution with a pitcher who spent 75 days on the DL with a more serious back injury last season.The left-hander seemed intent on proving his point at the Padres’ expense.Roberts said before the game that a loose limit of five innings and 75 pitches was the “baseline” for Kershaw’s first game back. But he cruised through six innings on a hyper-efficient 70 pitches. Only 17 were called balls and Kershaw didn’t go to a three-ball count on anyone until the final batter he faced.“I didn’t expect him to be that sharp, to be quite honest,” Roberts said. “But you can never underestimate him. The sharpness of all of his pitches – fastball to both sides of the plate, the slider, introducing the curveball early – he was on point.”Manuel Margot beat out a chopper over the mound to start the first inning. Kershaw retired the next 12 batters before Yangervis Solarte reached on another ground ball that shortstop Chris Taylor stopped on the outfield grass but couldn’t make a play on.Those were the only baserunners in Kershaw’s six innings – and Solarte’s grounder to the outfield grass was as close as the Padres got to making a Dodgers outfielder field a ball Friday night. Kershaw struck out seven, impressing everyone but himself.“Efficiency-wise, I think it was as good as you could have expected or hoped,” Kershaw said.“You never truly know until you get back on a big-league mound and get big-league hitters out. So tonight was definitely a step in the right direction. You cross over that hurdle, get the first one out of the way. I’m not sure about the next one but there shouldn’t be that much of a pitch count for that next one. So – getting as close to normal as you can get.”The Dodgers’ offense is still looking to get back to normal. Padres starter Dinelson Lamet scattered six hits while striking out 10 in his six innings.“I think one part of it is the unfamiliarity,” Roberts said. “This kid, if you look at his past starts, he’s spit out some good ones. He’s got a good arm and we couldn’t really get on that slider. He was striking the slider when he needed to, when he was behind in the count. He kept us off balance. We didn’t really get a whole lot of good swings off him. That at-bat by Chase, the two-out hit, was big.”Justin Turner and Cody Bellinger led off the sixth with singles off Lamet. They were still standing at first and second two outs later. But Utley came through with a two-out, RBI single to drive in Turner.That gave the Dodgers their first lead in a game since last Friday.Brandon Morrow, Tony Watson and Kenley Jansen made it stand up by retiring the final nine Padres batters in order, striking out six.center_img SAN DIEGO >> Get together with old friends for the first time in awhile and everyone falls back into their familiar roles as if no time has passed.It was just like that.last_img read more

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