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  • Wings for Life World Run - May 3 in Dun Laoghaire | Digital Times
    with a spinal cord injury Every year at least 250 000 more sustain a traumatic spinal cord injury following traffic accidents falls and slips One hundred percent of the entry fees from the Wings for Life World Run as well as all sponsorship goes straight into research What makes the event unique The Wings for Life World Run is a unique race in that the finish line catches you Thirty minutes after the athletes start a catcher car will begin to follow all runners Driving slowly first but increasing its speed at given periods the catcher car is the moving finish line The winner will be deemed the last person to be caught by the car both in Ireland and globally Starting on the seafront in Dún Laoghaire Irish participants will run south towards Bray and Greystones enjoying the coastal views and scenic landscape of the East coast There s no static finish line no set distance Everyone finishes How do you register Registration is now open for everyone on www wingsforlifeworldrun com All of the 20 entry fee will go directly to Spinal Cord Injury research International sports personalities International sports personalities and celebrities worldwide have become ambassadors as well as participants From Ireland these include Irish rugby player Simon Zebo Munster Ireland Bernard Brogan Dublin GAA Joe Canning Galway GAA Con Doherty triathlete Annalise Murphy Irish sailor Alison Canavan Ruby Walsh Bryan Cooper Paul Carberry and others through the Injured Jockey Fund WANT MORE INFORMATION Information on the Wings for Life World Run can be found at www WingsForLifeWorldRun com Information on Wings for Life Foundation can be found at www WingsForLife com Related posts New app for Dublin Marathon runners Fountain Healthcare has over 100m to invest in life science firms Life in the Womb wins the

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  • FarmFlo - an app that protects farmers and the food chain | Digital Times
    ensure farmers are compliant with the myriad of compliance rules they must adhere to under Irish and EC law Compliance now a multi billion dollar industry in its own right is meant to protect the consumer by ensuring everyone in the food supply chain adheres to strict regulations For farmers being compliant is one of the most time consuming and frustrating parts of their working lives Being non compliant means farmers face severe fines and penalties FarmFlo costs just 20 a month for a subscription but the payback for farmers is immediate The app was designed purely with farmers in mind Being a farmer myself I have first hand experience of the burden of paperwork that the various regulations impose on farmers The FarmFlo app allows farmers to record all their fertiliser slurry pesticide applications on a filed by field basis Protecting the future of Irish food and farming The app also allows farmers to record soil analysis reports produce nutrient plans and keep up to date livestock inventory reports One of the main reasons FarmFlo has such potential is in no small way due to its ability to protect Irish farming into the future At the heart of good farming is protecting the soil says Gareth Without good nutritious sustainable soil you won t have farms For example with the removal of milk quotas cow numbers in Ireland are expected to grow by 200 000 or more in the next few years and we believe that with proper soil nutrient planning apps like Farmflo can help optimise soil fertility and environmental sustainability So there you have it FarmFlo is an app to help farmers be better farmers to make sure they don t get penalised for non compliance to ensure that the soil on Irish farms is sustainable for

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/farmflo-app-ireland-farming/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Center Parcs holiday village to bring 1,000 jobs to Longford | Digital Times
    subject to receiving satisfactory planning permission will create approximately 750 jobs during construction Once open the 200 million development will have capacity for up to 2 500 guests and will employ up to 1 000 people in permanent jobs Many of these roles are expected to be filled by employees between the ages of 18 and 24 and the majority of employees are likely to live locally Center Parcs estimates that when operational the new holiday village will add approximately 32 million to Irish GDP per annum What is Center Parcs Center Parcs offers high quality short breaks in a secluded and natural woodland setting The five Center Parcs in the UK are popular with families with the business consistently exceeding 97 year round occupancy The new development will bring together up to 500 lodges designed with families and the environment in mind more than 100 indoor and outdoor activities a spa a range of restaurants and cafés and the Subtropical Swimming Paradise with water rides and fun for all ages Each village has a dedicated team of conservation rangers who protect and nurture the woodland Public consultation and information meetings will take place in Ballymahon for local residents in due course and a planning application to Longford County Council will be prepared Speaking at the announcement An Taoiseach Enda Kenny said The prospect of 750 construction and 1 000 permanent jobs is fantastic news for County Longford and the Midlands Center Parcs will provide a massive boost to the area and contribute significantly to the local and regional economy Related posts eircom to create 375 new apprentice and graduate jobs over five years Skilled people required for thousands of IT jobs in Ireland eircom Gigabit broadband speeds on the way some day Independent News Media to create 40 digital

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/center-parcs-holiday-village/ (2016-02-11)
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  • News | Digital Times - Part 2
    Dublin News By Stephen Conmy May 28 2015 BlueTape wins the PCH Hackathon 2015 New Ideas News By Stephen Conmy May 25 2015 8 great tools for content producers News By Guest Writer May 23 2015 New digital radio advertising platform now available News Selling online By Stephen Conmy May 20 2015 How can Ireland get more money into SME funding Growing your business News Raise Money Selling online By Stephen Conmy May 19 2015 eircom Spiders 2015 open for nominations News By Stephen Conmy May 19 2015 What salary should you be on A new app can help you find out News By Stephen Conmy May 19 2015 Video on demand in Ireland the latest trends News By Guest Writer May 17 2015 The story of why Content is Queen for e commerce sites News By Guest Writer May 14 2015 Network for Nepal event organised by Dublin tech community News By Stephen Conmy May 14 2015 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 15 Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed Search DT Articles Stephen Conmy editor of Digital Times is now editor of ThinkBusiness ie Go to ThinkBusiness

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/category/news-dt/page/2/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Academy of play to be opened at Idea Camp DIT | Digital Times
    where 8 12 year olds will get a chance to explore music art design food and gaming in a higher education setting Creative and cultural industries have the potential to add millions of euro to our economy each year but unless we prepare and practice creativity we will not maximise our potential says John O Connor Dean College of Arts and Tourism Idea Camp has a simple mission to promote life long creativity as an essential element of a well rounded education We will use creative play to help children students and organisations to develop a way to create and to express their talents says O Connor Everyone is born creative but only a few get a real chance to practice it every day At Idea Camp we want to use creative play as a way to think differently about how to face challenges and solve problems he suggests The new DIT city centre campus at Grangegorman opened in September 2014 with the first 1 000 students of art design photography and social sciences and 150 members of staff By 2017 it is estimated over 10 000 DIT students will be located at Grangegorman bringing more than 50 of DIT activities on to one campus for the first time in its history Idea Camp www ideacamp ie will be run by the academic staff of the DIT College of Arts and Tourism Related posts Student Slingshot Academy aims to turbo charge transition year UCD opens Shackleton Lounge for students of the Innovation Academy Microsoft the only limitations in app development are the ideas Google Play now rents and sells movies in Ireland creativity DIT idea camp students Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/idea-camp-dit/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Best young coders compete at Linguistics Olympiad Ireland | Digital Times
    other challenges No prior knowledge of linguistics or a second language is required from the students The goal is to develop students problem solving skills and to inspire them to consider careers at the intersection of computing linguistics and language The prize for the top four Irish code wizards is the opportunity to represent Ireland at the International Linguistics Olympiad in Bulgaria in July 2015 For more info visit www adaptcentre ie ailo Linguistics Olympiad Ireland Run by the Science Foundation Ireland funded ADAPT Centre the All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad AILO aims to inspire the next generation of multilingual technology graduates who possess a combination of language competency and problem solving expertise Competing individually and in teams secondary school students engage in a series of brain teasing challenges such as unlocking the secrets of ancient scripts and deciphering numerical spy codes Key requirements are computational thinking analytical skills and the ability to think outside the box Multilingual technology graduates are in strong demand in Ireland and beyond particularly in the multi billion euro digital content sector The capacity to solve complicated problems is vital for students throughout their education and careers This is especially the case for high tech careers By developing students computational thinking in a fun way the All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad inspires students to consider the fascinating range of careers that combine computing linguistics and language says Olympiad national coordinator Dr Cara Greene of ADAPT Related posts Skills for Work Week 2015 to help unemployed young people Microsoft promotes Hour of Code in Ireland Code Institute launches Ireland s first coding bootcamp BT Young Scientist Technology Exhibition receives record number of entries coding DCU Linguistics Olympiad students Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/linguistics-olympiad-ireland-2015/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Twitter launches #MuseumWeek 2015 | Digital Times
    200 museums around the world will feature in MuseumWeek 2015 a digital celebration of museums and culture on Twitter Museum s in Ireland that are taking part include Glasnevin Cemetery Museum glasnevinmuseum National Museum of Ireland NMIreland and The Little Museum of Dublin dublinmuseum MuseumWeek 2015 A full list of museums worldwide that are taking part is here Related posts An app that brings European museums to life Top ten social media trends 2015 NEW VIDEO Skills for Work Week 2015 to help unemployed young people Games Fleadh 2015 to shine a lightsaber on the Irish gaming industry MuseumWeek Twitter Guest Writer Read more by Guest Writer Follow Guest Writer on Follow Guest Writer on twitter Follow Guest Writer on facebook Follow Guest Writer on linkedin John Rowan Wednesday 25 Mar 2015 at 11 25 am An article about museums in the digital times Great stuff Comments are closed Partners Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed Search DT Articles Stephen Conmy editor of Digital Times is now editor of ThinkBusiness ie Go to ThinkBusiness ie for your business needs News feed Top stories in your inbox Top trending stories A

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  • Student Slingshot Academy aims to turbo charge transition year | Digital Times
    students approach their transition year The idea is that transition year students will receive help and guidance from top third level students and industry leaders Over 500 students have already signed up for the project Just over 54 000 students sit the Leaving Certificate every year Of those 70 of them will be lucky enough to go onto third level Through a mentoring and support programme led by some exceptional college students we want to ensure that students pick the right course learn a new skill and bring their focus back to what they want to do not what the CAO dictates says Patrick Guiney founder of Student Slingshot The first Student Slingshot Academy took place on Sunday March 15th in Filmbase in Temple Bar Dublin Students learned how to build a bridge through maths make their first website they discovered how they use social media to create and promote an event and they discovered what it is really like to become a doctor Student Slingshot Academy is supported by Enterprise Ireland SAP Schooldays ie SpunOut and The Irish Secondary Schools Students Union Related posts Irish made app aims to demystify Algebra for children Student Summit 2014 descends on Dublin Castle Student Startup Weekend uncovers young tech gems UCD opens Shackleton Lounge for students of the Innovation Academy innovation mentoring Student Slingshot Academy Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy on twitter Follow Stephen Conmy on facebook Follow Stephen Conmy on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed Search DT Articles Stephen Conmy editor of Digital Times is now editor of ThinkBusiness ie Go to ThinkBusiness ie for your business needs News feed

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