New autism support centre launched in Letterkenny

first_imgLetterkenny’s first purpose-built centre has opened to support people with autism and mental health difficulties.Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh TD, officially launched the new APP Training Services centre this month.Advocates for Personal Potential (APP) Training Services provides much-needed services for people aged 18 – 65 with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and mental health difficulties. Minister Joe McHugh TD officially opened the new APP Training Services’ centre in Letterkenny last week.Established in 2004, APP Training Services offers an outreach service to help individuals and their families achieve their personal goals. The APP Training Services team is highly trained and continuously involved in areas of research and development in relation to autism and mental health. The service has grown in recent years and now offers its programmes across Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim.John James and Bridget McBride with their daughters Eymer McGeever and Christine McBride.Speaking at the launch, APP founder and director, John James McBride said: “We started this journey because we wanted to offer individuals and their families a more personalised approach; one that was tailored for – and built around – the individual themselves. Over the past 15 years, our team has been working with members and their families, offering them the impartial advice, guidance and support they need to help them better understand themselves and their needs. We love helping our members do ordinary things in ordinary places through community inclusion and active citizenship.”He added: “We’re extremely proud of our new centre here in Letterkenny. It’s the perfect base for us to build on our work to date and we look forward to helping many more members and their families navigate their own journey towards personal fulfilment.”Kathy Donaghey, Julie Gavigan, Maureen Blaney, Meara Blaney, Charlie Blaney, Natallia McGonigle, Cathryn Patton and Hannah Patton at the launch of APP Training Services’ new centre in Letterkenny.Fiona Doherty, APP Training Services Manager along with Eymer McGeever and Christine McBride.Mr McBride continued: “I’d like to thank Bridget McBride and Fiona Doherty for taking the leap of faith with me all those years ago and for their continued help and guidance. I’d also like to thank our hard-working and dedicated team who work brilliantly with our members and special thanks to Ann Marie Ward, HSE for her support too – she’s always willing to work with us and listen to us. I’d also like to thank Minister Joe McHugh TD for officially launching the new centre and a special thanks to our special guests Eoin Callaghan, APP member and his mum, Karen Callaghan for joining us today”. APP member, Eoin Callahan also gave an emotional speech at the launch, commending the great work of APP Training Services saying, “they looked at my ability and not my disability”.Pictured along with Minister Joe McHugh TD at the opening of APP Training Services’ new centre in Lettekenny are Eoin Callaghan and his mum, Karen.Closing the event, Minister Joe McHugh TD said: “It’s great to hear first-hand the many ways in which APP promotes personal achievement and empowerment, which in turn extends to the family and the community. We take a lot of things for granted and can learn from one another. Well done to John James, Bridget and Fiona and the entire APP team for driving the service and for providing an avenue to help people across the northwest and further afield. It’s clear to see that APP Training Services works for the community from the ground up.”Pictured speaking at the official opening of APP Training Services’ new centre in Letterkenny is Minister Joe McHugh TD.New autism support centre launched in Letterkenny was last modified: May 27th, 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:Appautismletterkennylast_img read more

Crater Dater Deflator: Impactors Can Be Recycled

first_imgThey came from outer space – that was the old paradigm about impactors that made craters on planetary bodies.  Then, we learned how secondary craters can confuse a surface’s history (06/08/2006, 09/25/2007).  Now, two papers in Icarus show that moons can do a lateral pass.    Alvarellos et al,1 showed that Jupiter’s moon Io can send high-speed impactors to Europa and beyond.  Material erupted or blasted off Io by a comet can drift in orbit for a median time of 56 years (quickest 179 days, average 146 years).  Then, it can either return to Io again, find a new target on Europa, or (to a lesser extent) hit the further-out moons.  Most of this occurs within just tens or hundreds of years.  Each impact, in turn, can generate secondary craters, reported Zahnle et al.2  Presumably, some sufficiently accelerated material could escape Jupiter or Saturn altogether and hit the inner planets.    Apparently few scientists had seriously considered this source of crater creators.  Some wrote about it but considered the amount of mass transfer to be trivial.  “However,” said Alvarellos et al., “our work has shown that far from being uninteresting, a non-negligible amount of matter can be transferred between these moons in the form of impact ejecta,”  The Zahnle et al paper agreed: “the model predicts that a significant fraction of the 200-500 m diameter craters on Europa are not traditional secondary craters but are instead sesquinary craters3 caused by impact ejecta from Io that had gone into orbit about Jupiter.”  The amount of mass delivered appears to exceed the micrometeoroid flux.1.  Alvarellos et al, “Transfer of mass from Io to Europa and beyond due to cometary impacts,” Icarus, Volume 194, Issue 2, April 2008, pages 636-646, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2007.09.025.2.  Zahnle et al, “Secondary and sesquinary craters on Europa,” Icarus, Volume 194, Issue 2, April 2008, pages 660-674, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2007.10.024.3.  They defined the term, quote: “Sesquinary” stems from the Latin root “sesqui-” meaning one-and-a-half; its most familiar use in English is in “sesquicentennial.”  We use sesquinary to describe craters by impact ejecta that went into orbit about the central planet…. Sesquinary craters have a character intermediate between primary craters and conventional secondary craters. [end quote]Since this new special-delivery mechanism can, in principle, apply to Uranus, Mars and other bodies, the crater-count dating conundrum just got worse.  How many of the thousands of craters on pockmarked moons resulted from “planetocentric” material within the system?  If ejected material can be recycled, what is the potential crater count from one sufficiently large impact?  How long would it take for an average moon to become saturated with craters?  They may look old, but crater-covered moons might have gotten their scarred faces in far less time than previously imagined.(Visited 86 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Photo library: South Africa at work 8

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download South Africa at Work contact sheet (1.5MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) KwaZulu-Natal Midlands: Eunice Madlala at work in the dairy at Swissland Cheese Farm. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Acoustex, a company based in the Coega Industrial Development Zone, makes sound-dampening components for cars. A sheet of laminated carpet is heated up and put into a press, which shapes it to the floor of the car into which it will be fitted. Here Monty Momberg, plant manager, shows off the finished articles. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Acoustex, a company based in the Coega Industrial Development Zone, makes sound-dampening components for cars. Here a worker closes the door of a machine that extrudes plastic and rubber components. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Workers processing baby peppers on the production line of Island Way Sorbet, a food processing company based at the Coega Industrial Development Zone near Port Elizabeth. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Uitenhage, Eastern Cape province: The Volkswagen South Africa plant in Uitenhage is the largest vehicle factory in Africa. Photo: VolkswagenSouth Africa » Download high-res image Uitenhage, Eastern Cape province: The Volkswagen South Africa plant in Uitenhage is the largest vehicle factory in Africa. Photo: VolkswagenSouth Africa » Download high-res image Uitenhage, Eastern Cape province: The Volkswagen South Africa plant in Uitenhage is the largest vehicle factory in Africa. Photo: VolkswagenSouth Africa » Download high-res image Uitenhage, Eastern Cape province: The Volkswagen South Africa plant in Uitenhage is the largest vehicle factory in Africa. Photo: VolkswagenSouth Africa » Download high-res image Uitenhage, Eastern Cape province: The Volkswagen South Africa plant in Uitenhage is the largest vehicle factory in Africa. Photo: Volkswagen South Africa » Download high-res imageSOUTH AFRICA AT WORK 8: {loadposition saatwork}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

ODGA recognizes youth and leaders

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On April 2 at Plumb Hall on Ohio State University campus, the Ohio Dairy Goat Association held their spring conference for all Ohio dairy goat youth.To receive these awards the youth have to take part in many activities throughout the year. They must show in affiliate club goat shows, including the Ohio State Fair and national dairy goat shows and participate in the skillathon. They must give demonstrations to other 4-H members and work at affiliate club dairy goat clinics as well. These youth are the outstanding youth from all age groups. Premiere youth winners were:11 – 12 years: Arika Zeiter, Fulton County13 – 14 years: Heather Cade, Delaware County15 – 16 years: Alexandria Stewart, Ross County8 – 10 years: Hunter Dye, Delaware County17 – 18 years: BreAnn McFarland, Guernsey County.The overall winner was Alexandria Stewart.In addition, the Ohio Dairy Goat Association 2016 youth Ambassadors were selected. They are 18-year-old Jonathan Roe-Warner from Salesville, a member of the East central Ohio Dairy Goats Association and Salesville Stitch and Stock 4-H; and 18-year-old BreAnn McFarland from Byesville, a member of the East Central Ohio Dairy Goat Association, Salesville Stitch and Stock 4-H Club, and Meadowbrook FFA Chapter. She is a senior at Meadowbrook High School and will be at Ohio State University in Wooster in the fall. These ambassadors will be at the Ohio State Fair in July working the show along with the ODGA Buckeye Classic show in Lore City on June 4. They will also travel throughout Ohio to attend many dairy goat shows at the county fair levels.Pat Cornell of Medina was chosen as friend of ODGA. She has been a member of ODGA for 30 years, holding various offices in the organization. Cornell travels in the summer an fall judging youth dairy goat shows is known for making and selling goat’s milk soap at many farmers markets. She also donates her time teaching soap making at dairy goat clinics. Pat raises dairy and Boer goats for the children in Medina County as well.last_img read more