Donegal libraries running free festive family events

first_imgDonegal Library Service want to get you in the mood this holiday season by running ‘Family time at your Library’ events in all thirteen libraries in December.‘Family Time at your Library’ is part of the national Right to Read campaign which supports a family-focused approach to children’s reading, with the aim of promoting reading as a fun recreational activity for children.Donegal Library Service hope to increase awareness, among parents and families, in services and resources for children in public libraries. Donna Cavanagh, Senior Executive Librarian said the Library Service is delighted to be holding free and fun events for children and parents to enjoy together.“The libraries are open to all and we are always working to improve the service we offer to everyone. Your library card holds so much potential and we are confident you will have an enjoyable time at your local Family Time at your Library event,” she said.So, to anticipate the joy of snuggling down with a really good book over the Christmas holidays, why don’t you come along to one of the free events? The events include:‘Christmas Family Storytime’ in the Winter decorated Junior Library section in Central Library.‘Christmas Stories and Songs’ with Emma Porter from Vivid Performance school of drama in Buncrana Library.‘Pyjama Party and Storytelling’ with Mrs Claus in Carndonagh Library. ‘Design your own Christmas Decorations’ in Twin Towns Library where you can also enjoy the crafts table and some festive treats. Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth Dobhair will also have a ‘Cóisir Phitseámaí le Scéalaíocht ‘An Treain Pholach’ le Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh.For more information on events please visit www.donegallibrary.ie or contact your local library to book a place.Check out their Facebook and Twitter page @ Donegal County Library, where you can keep an eye out for more great events!Events:Letterkenny MDDate and TimeEventCentralTel: 074 9124950Thur 5th Dec at 6.30 pmChristmas Family Storytime in our Winter decorated Junior Library sectionMilfordTel: 074 9124950Wed 11th December at 6.30pmA Magical Christmas Family Story Time eventCentralTel: 074 9124950Thur 12th Dec at 6.00 pmMagical Christmas Family Reading Time eventStranorlar MDDate and TimeEventTwin TownsTel:  074 9175384Tue 3rd Decemberat 6.30 pmMrs Claus Storytelling; Make your own decorations at our crafts table; Be the first to pick from our Children’s Christmas Collection; and enjoy some festive treats.RaphoeTel:  074 9144115Thur 5th Dec from 3pm to 5pmEarly Bird Christmas Books – Be the first to pick from our Children’s Christmas Collection. We will have a junior Christmas craft session and festive treatsLiffordTel:  074 9172726Fri 6th Dec from 3pm to 5pmEarly Bird Christmas Books – Be the first to pick from our Children’s Christmas Collection. We will have a junior Christmas craft session and festive treats  Donegal MDDate and TimeEventDonegal TownTel 074 9725329Tue 10th Dec at 11.00 amChristmas StorytimeBallyshannonTel 071 9858824Wed 11th Dec at 11.00 amChristmas StorytimeBundoranTel:  071 9829665Wed 18th Dec at 6.30 pmPyjama Party   Inishowen MDDate and TimeEventBuncranaTel:  074 9361941Wed 11th Dec at 6.00 pmPyjama Party and Christmas stories and songs with Emma Porter from Vivid Performance school of dramaMovilleTel:  074 9385110Wed 11th Dec at 6.30 pmPyjama Party and Storytelling with Mrs Claus  CarndonaghTel:  074 9373701Thur 12th Dec at 6.30 pmPyjama Party and Storytelling with Mrs ClausGlenties MDDate and TimeEvent Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth DobhairTel:  074 9560862Dé Céadaoin 4ú Nollaig ag 6.00 i.nCóisir Phitseámaí le Scéalaíocht ‘An Treain Pholach’ le Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh agus Ceardaíocht Marla le Jumping Clay.Leabharlann Phobail Na RosannTel: 074 9522500Dé Sathairn 14 Nollaig ag 11.30 rnScéalaíocht agus Ceardaíocht na Nollag le Breege Ward  Donegal libraries running free festive family events was last modified: December 2nd, 2019 by Dionne MeehanShare 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:booksCHristmasdonegaleventsfamilyInishowenletterkennylibraryStranorlarlast_img read more

Skilled foreigners welcome in SA

first_img27 February 2006South Africa is welcoming skilled foreigners with open arms. The government has issued a list of quota work permits for selected professions, which means foreign nationals with the required qualifications and experience will be allowed to enter the country without first having secured employment.The permits are issued according to a yearly quota, determined by the National Critical Skills list according to how scarce or essential a particular skill is in South Africa.The regulations are designed to raise skills levels in the country, as part of the broad government initiative boost economic growth to 6% by 2010 and halve poverty and unemployment by 2014.Last week Public Service and Administration Minister Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi announced that foreign nationals who met the requirements would be allowed to apply at a foreign mission abroad or at any Home Affairs office inside South Africa.The quotas were determined in consultation with the departments of Trade and Industry and Labour.Unlike other work permits, quota work permits are issued to applicants before they have secured employment. Holders are allowed into to South Africa so that they can look for jobs in specific professions. The permits don’t guarantee employment; rather, they give skilled foreigners the opportunity to compete for work in the country on an equal footing with South Africans.This is a major departure from the previous system, which required proof that a South African could not have filled the post.Fifty-six occupations have been identified, with the requirement that the potential job seeker should have at least five years experience and have registered with their relevant professional body.“These quotas are determined using the National Critical Skills list – a mechanism designed to assist in recruiting certain skills into South Africa,” Home Affairs Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa Nqakula said when the quotas were announced.“Foreign nationals who are already in the country and possess the needed skills may also apply for work quota permits. These do not only apply to those outside the country.”The full list of the annual quotas for each profession is below. All require registration with the relevant professional body, where applicable, and at least five years’ relevant experience.Science and engineeringAeronautical engineers – 500Aircraft maintenance engineers – 500Autotronics: vehicle diagnostic technicians – 500Avionic engineers – 250Chemical engineers (including rubber & plastic) – 100Construction: civil/structuralengineers – 5 000Design and engineering: piping and pipe laying – 500Electronic: radio frequency and signal engineers; microwave and satelliteengineers – 500Geologists – 100Astronomers – 200Astrophysicists – 200Atmospheric physicists – 200Surface physicist – 200Space scientists – 200Geophysicists – 150Industrial Engineers – 5 000Jewellery designers – 250Mechanical engineers (including pressure vessel and stress analysis) – 1 000Metallurgical engineers (including material processes and development;metrologists) – 250Mining: rock and colliery engineers – 100Aircraft maintenance technicians – 1 000Architectural technicians – 1 000Aviations technicians (aviation-specific design and machining technologies) – 1 000Dimensional controllers – 100Earth sciences technicians – 250Electrical mechanical including instrumentation – 1 000Electronic technicians: silicon and microchip developers – 1 000Foundry metallurgists – 500Hydraulics and pneumatics technicians – 1 000Industrial / product development technologists – 1 000NDE technicians – 500Tool designers (including millwrights, melters, coded welders and moulders) – 3000Health and educationMaths and science teachers – 1 000Biological science technicians – 3 000Bioinformatics – 1 000Biomedical engineers – 1 000Combinatorial and computationalchemistry – 150 Information technologySoftware developers – 1 500Software engineers – 1 500ICT security specialists (including dimensional controllers) – 1 000Agricultural sciencesAgricultural economist (econometrics) – 500Agricultural engineers (including farm irrigation systems engineers) – 1000Agricultural extension officers (technology-focused) – 1 000Agricultural statistics: biometrician, crop modeler – 1000Agricultural biotechnologists, genetic markers and promoters – 1 000Virologists – 250Oenologist / viticulture – 350Geneticists (plant breeders) – 1 000Pasture scientists – 500Plant pathologists – 1 000Food safety quality-assurancespecialists – 500Veterinarians – 500 Management and commerceActuaries – 500Financial market analyst – 500Risk managers – 500Download the original schedule in PDF format from the KwaZulu-Natal Law Society Library website.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

NGT forms panel to oversee facilities in Amarnath

first_imgComing down heavily on the Amarnath Shrine Board for not providing enough infrastructure to devotees, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday constituted a committee of experts to maintain the “sanctity of the shrine”.Directing the board to build eco-friendly washrooms, a bench headed by NGT chairperson Swatatnter Kumar said: “There are no proper facilities for toilets. Do you even know how humiliating this is for women? You have allowed shops on the path near the shrine. You are giving priority to commercial activities over pilgrims.”The panel asked the committee to consider the construction of an iron bridge from Panchawati to the steps of the shrine in order to protect the glaciers. The tribunal also directed the authority to remove an iron rod from the cave to facilitate devotees offering prayers. The NGT has also asked the committee to take enough measures to ensure that pilgrims did not pollute the cave with the material they carried inside.The committee set up by the green panel is headed by the Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), and comprises scientists, officers of the Jammu and Kashmir Pollution Control Board, petitioner Gauri Maulekhi and others.The committee has been asked to file a report before the tribunal by the first week of December on aspects like providing proper paths for devotees.On Monday, while hearing Ms. Maulekhi’s plea, the NGT capped the number of devotees at Vaishno Devi to 50,000 a day. The directions came after the petitioner had alleged that due to the increasing number of devotees at shrines, the ecosystem was being damaged.last_img read more