Inishowen National School shows off its new facilities!

first_imgMinister Joe McHugh visited St. Aengus’ National School in Bridgend to officially open the new Junior infant classroom, learning support, office and new entrance. Over 215 children from the school formed a guard of honour to welcome the Education Minister. Mr McHugh was treated to poetry and songs from the children and presented with a painting of a tree made with the children’s fingerprints. The Principal, Mr Séamus McGowan thanked the Minister for granting the funds for such a top class and state of the art classroom but also challenged the Minister to provide a similar classroom for the other children in the school. Mr McGowan remarked, “The children of St. Aengus N.S. Bridgend deserve the best!”The school also received their first Active flag and the Minister with Mickey McCann, parent and County hurling manager, raised the flag to great cheers and celebrations. The school has almost completed a new flat, drained juvenile pitch and a 350m running track around the perimeter of the field. The children run, jog or walk a mile each day before school. The school’s active motto, which was written by Edel in the second class reads, “Healthy children we aim to be, being active is the key!”The school is currently having an “Arts and Active week”, with local artists, coaches and musicians contributing to this fun/active week. The minister thanked the school for their invitation and commended the parents, school staff and children, for their hard work. More information on the school and active week can be seen on the school’s website, www.staengusbridgend.com.Inishowen National School shows off its new facilities! was last modified: June 12th, 2019 by Caitlin LairdShare 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:bridgendInishowenSCHOOLSt Aengus’ NSlast_img read more

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Mike Lutmer, April 25

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest My twin brother Chris and I run the farming operation along with a trucking operation for mostly agricultural commodities. We help our parents too and they run a few hundred acres. The combination is right around 1,000 acres with corn, soybeans, wheat and hay. We have around 100 acres of wheat and around 200 acres of hay. It keeps us hopping and then some.The hay is not hateful right now. It looks pretty good and the wheat doesn’t look too bad. There is some wheat that looks really good and some of it is not too hot, depending on the moisture and when it was planted.We keep wheat in the rotation because we used to move a lot of straw and we like to do double-crop soybeans. It is getting harder and harder to find straw and we have a good market for it.We have just gotten started with planting. I’ve talked to some guys who have a few hundred acres in — some more than that — and we are just getting a good start. We finished a bunch of ground yesterday and I hope to get some planted today.I think we are in pretty good shape with moisture. Some of the soil was on the dry side but most of our clay soils are spot on what they should be. We no-till some and we run a vertical till and we’ll chisel plow some ground when we need to. I prefer mostly minimum till and we’ll do a burndown and hit it once or twice.Everybody around here is off to a pretty good start.last_img read more

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TomTom announces three fitness wearables at IFA 2016

first_imgTags:#fitness tracker#GPS#IFA 2016#smartwatch#TomTom#wearable David Curry TomTom announced three new fitness wearables at IFA 2016 in Berlin, as the once famous GPS brand tries to pivot to the wearables market.TomTom TouchAt $130, the TomTom Touch is the cheapest of the three wearables. It is similar to the Fitbit Alta, and comes in a variety of light colors.It can count steps, sleep, activity, heart-rate, and body composition. The last measurement is unavailable on wearables across the board, from the Fitbit Charge to Apple Watch.Apparently, the Touch “checks the electrical impedance of your body’s tissues layers,” according to TechRadar, to measure body composition. A button on the Touch does the reading, though TomTom warns results may vary and should be tested a few times per day for an accurate result.Nike+, MapMyFitness, and other third-party apps are supported on TomTom’s connected app for the Touch.Spark 3The Spark 3 is a larger wearable that can display much more information on the screen. It has most of the Touch features, but lacks heart-rate monitoring on the baseline model. To make up for it, TomTom has added GPS tracking.The baseline model costs $130.TomTom is also selling a 3GB model that lets users store around 500 songs on the device, which can be imported from almost all music platforms. TomTom has also bundled a free pair of Bluetooth headphones with this option, which will be available for $150.There is also a heart-rate option available for $180. If you want all of the features—the heart-rate and 3GB of storage—it will cost $250.AdventurerTomTom’s most expensive fitness tracker costs $350 and comes with all of the features in the Spark 3’s most expensive model. It also features a barometer, a sensor that tracks altitude.Adventurer is for users that do a lot of hiking, snowboarding, or other sports that move from various altitudes. It has an extended battery life mode specifically for hiking.All three devices will be available in the next few months from TomTom and third-party retailers.See Also: Wearables to cast a large shadow at IFA 2016There was a time, before the iPhone, where TomTom looked unstoppable. It was selling GPS units like hotcakes, but now, a decade later, it looks to the wearables market as its possible salvation.Garmin, another GPS giant, is also trending towards the wearable market as it sees declining interest in trackers and navigation. Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Related Posts center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Follow the Puck Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…last_img read more

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