first_imgJoanne and Sean Cassidy (front left) along with lecturers and other students at LYIT.A father and daughter from Ballyshannon are saving on petrol money – after attending the same Donegal college.Joanne and Sean Cassidy are doing different courses having both enrolled at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology.And both are really enjoying the experience along with the other 3,ooo other students at the campus. Joanne is a Business Management student who hopes to enter Retail Management when she graduates.She decided to switch from DCU to study at LYIT and loves the experience.“If a lecturer knew your name in Dublin it was like winning the lottery. It was so impersonal and the course didn’t have enough business content for what I wanted. In comparison, LYIT is a friendly place with very modern facilities, you feel like the lecturers genuinely want to see you succeed.“I’m really, really enjoying the Business course, it is tough but very rewarding and has more emphasis on the real world. We get to communicate in classes too with tutorials and work practice that makes the theory come to life. I’m very glad I decided to come to LYIT.” Joanne’s dad Sean is a mature student having decided to return to study after 20 years of being self-employed in Closed Circuit TV.He says, “Studying at LYIT has been very positive for me, the lecturers give you plenty of encouragement. You get all the help you need. The work placement element is a real bonus and the staff are very well connected with industry.”“It was hard giving up the business but I realised I needed to retrain and I wanted to ensure it was in an area which had future growth. That’s why Wind Technology really appealed to me.”Michael Margey, Head of School of Business emphasises the philosophy of making learning applicable and engaging.“The LYIT focus has always been to deliver a positive mind-broadening education experience for students. We aim to bring the outside in and to put theory into context where we can. “We do that through role-play, work placement and by inviting in leaders in industry to speak to our students. In this way, students get a real picture of different industries and roles, and how their new skills can be applied.”FATHER AND DAUGHTER KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY AT LYIT was last modified: January 11th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Joanne CassidyLYITSean Cassidylast_img read more

Yahoo’s $100 Million Ad Campaign: It’s You!

first_imgdana oshiro 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Early this morning Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz rang the NASDAQ opening bell in honor of her efforts at New York’s Advertising week. Said Bartz, “Yahoo is where half a billion people come every month. They come to be entertained, they come to be informed, they come to talk to their friends and their business associates. In other words, Yahoo is the center of people’s lives. That is what we are.” Bartz’s words are significant as the company is expected to unveil a $100 million dollar “It’s You!” campaign tomorrow morning. According to the Wallstreet Journal the campaign focuses on “personalization and how Yahoo can help people navigate all their services and information online”. Judging by the fact that the article goes on to describe the campaign’s font consistencies, it appears very little beyond the campaign aesthetic has been leaked to eager New Yorkers. Last month ReadWriteWeb covered a number of Yahoo updates to Mail, Search and Messenger. The most notable items appear to be the ability to monitor friends and status updates from a single dashboard. Being the singular entry-point for multiple services including Flickr, Mail and Messenger is likely to be a major facet of the Yahoo campaign. Nevertheless, while the company remains a leading advertising and email player, critics argue that these recent life streaming features do not offer the same ease of use as sites like Facebook and Friendfeed. It will be interesting to see if the new campaign can convince users to stay within the Yahoo ecosystem for all of their communications and business needs. Photo Credit: Franco Follini Related Posts Tags:#web#Yahoo center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Trail Blazers swing NBA deal with Cavs for guard Rodney Hood

first_imgFILE – Rodney Hood #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the fans celebrate after Hood hit a buzzer beater at the end of the first half against the Golden State Warriors at Quicken Loans Arena on December 5, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPAdding talent ahead of Thursday’s NBA trade deadline to boost their playoff push, the Portland Trail Blazers obtained guard Rodney Hood on Monday in a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers.Portland sent the Cavaliers guards Wade Baldwin and Nik Stauskas plus two 2021 and 2023 second-round NBA Draft picks in exchange for Hood, a 26-year-old American who is averaging 12.2 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 45 games this season for the Cavs.ADVERTISEMENT “I’m ready for what’s next! Portland I’m on the way!” Hood tweeted.The Trail Blazers, 32-20, are fourth in the Western Conference, one game behind Oklahoma City and five adrift of co-leaders Denver and Golden State.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“Rodney is an accomplished NBA player that brings versatility, shotmaking and depth to our perimeter and will fit seamlessly into our culture and style of play,” said Blazers president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.Hood spent his first 3 1/2 NBA seasons with the Utah Jazz before being traded to Cleveland last February. The Cavaliers, third-worst in the league at 11-42, are in a rebuilding campaign after losing LeBron James to free agency and the Los Angeles Lakers last July.Canada’s Stauskas, 25, averaged 6.1 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists with the Trail Blazers this season. He made his NBA debut for Sacramento in 2014 and played just over two seasons for Philadelphia before being finishing last season with Brooklyn and signing with Portland in the off-season.Baldwin averaged 3.0 points and 1.0 rebounds in a reserve role for Portland.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Ceres resumes champs league bid vs Yangon US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationslast_img read more