first_imgFianna Fail candidate Claudia Kennedy says more needs to be done to deal with youth unemployment across Co Donegal.Fianna Fail election candidate Claudia Kennedy.The Stranorlar candidate says our young people are being failed by this FG and Labour Government and are being totally and utterly neglected when it comes to job creation.“I have watched as so many of my friends have left Ireland in search of work and opportunities abroad. Most of them would have rather stayed at home but without any real prospect of a job they had to choice but to go. “The longer they stay away the less likely it is they will return; a devastating reality for many families. This is a very sad situation to see an entire generation lost to emigration and the effects will be felt long into the future, when in 10 years time our schools are empty.” says Ms Kennedy.She asked where was this government promised job creation?“85,000 young people between the ages of 16 and 25 are not working or in education, that is a staggering 16% of people in that age bracket. Even though our young people are seriously struggling they were hit with a callous reduction in their social welfare from €188 to €100 a week, yet if they were working they would be liable for the same taxes as anyone else, does this seem fair to you?” she continues.“On top of that it has never been so expensive to attend college with registration fees going up €250 per year, every year, since this government took office and the Higher Education Grant has become increasingly difficult to get. Young people are being priced out of going to college.” says Kennedy. She pointed to the fact that Ireland’s unemployment rate is the fifth highest in the OECD with almost 379,000 on the live register.“If it were not for the 200 people emigrating from this country every day the figures would be far higher. This notion that the unemployment crises in this country is getting better is not reflected in these figures.“Our young people need real jobs and real opportunities and they need their voices heard. The time for action is now before we loose any more of our young people over seas.” says Kennedy ELECTION 2014: MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE TO TACKLE YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT – KENNEDY was last modified: May 5th, 2014 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:Claudia Kennedydonegalfianna failyouth unemploymentlast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ryan Martin 12-6-17Much colder air has moved into the state and will park here for a while. West winds today will not be as strong as yesterday, but will still bring the potential for some good lake effect snows in far northeast parts of Ohio. Most of the state will be dry today with sunshine, but those west winds will be able to pick up some good moisture along the fetch of Lake Erie. Tomorrow, winds move back more to the NW, and that will increase lake effect snow potential along the southern shore of the Lake. However, this moisture does not look to go very far, so again, most of the state will see little to no precipitation tomorrow and sunshine will be a big player in all areas…even working through in some of these lake effect areas. Friday looks to be back to more of a westerly wind, and so just a mix of clouds and sun expected there.For the weekend, a reinforcing shot of cold air is coming. Saturday looks to have a mix of lake enhanced snow up north and a weak clipper like system moving through as well. This can bring scattered snow showers to a good chunk of the state…perhaps up to 70% coverage. We won’t rule out accumulations at this time, but the best chance of those right now look to be in central and southwestern parts of Ohio, which is not our typical coverage of snow. We see better sun chances on Sunday, and it will not be as cold. However, we think lake effect snow chances hold on in far NE Ohio again.For next week, we start with strong southwest winds, and that will take temps up somewhat. We may end up near normal or even a degree or two above normal on Monday. But, we have scattered snow and flurry action pushing back in for Tuesday and Wednesday. A good part of that action will be lake enhanced with limited geographic scope, especially Wednesday. But, Tuesday we will not rule out hit and miss spats of snow across the state. Still, at this time, we expect little to no accumulation.  We have delayed our midweek system about 36 hours this morning, allowing for a mix of clouds and sun Thursday, before snow develops overnight Thursday night and hangs around through Friday.  This weak clipper event may be able to yield minor accumulations, but it is far out near the end of the 10 day window, so we will reserve judgment on that for a later time.The extended period shows an upper level low sitting over the region and the great lakes Saturday the 16th, that keeps a chance of scattered snow showers and lake effect snow in for the first half of that weekend. Then a strong cold front sweeps in from the west and northwest late on the 18th into the 19th and has nice moisture flow up the front from the south. This can bring liquid equivalent precipitation of up to half an inch to the state with 90% coverage. Temps will be the key…if we stay cold this would be the first good snow system for the state. However, we think a better solution is for the strong southwest flow to warm temps as the moisture arrives, meaning we start as good rains, for the 18th and then action ends as snow on the 19th. But…we will see how the system progresses.Overall this forecast can be summed up as cold, and rather dry – even with snow chances, there is not a lot of moisture to work with here for the next 10 days.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook is currently facing 31 consolidated lawsuits over its bungled $16 billion IPO last May, and the social media giant and dozens of banks have joined hands in asking a federal judge to throw them all out. Facebook’s stance: before going public last May 18, “…it had no obligation to publicly disclose internal projections on how increased mobile usage and product decisions might affect future revenue,” reports Reuters. In other words, Facebook thinks the investors collectively suing it are trying to enforce an SEC rule that has been ignored for decades – just because the stock ended up tanking after the IPO. The lawyer representing the plaintiffs has not responded.  Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit readwritecenter_img Tags:#Facebook#Finance#IPO#lawsuit#now#SEC Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoslast_img read more

first_imgShort & Sweet Film FestivalImage via Short & Sweet Film Festival.If you’re on your way to Sundance, you may want to take a small detour the week before to Orem, Utah for the Short & Sweet Film Festival. While it’s not quite at the same feature film level, this smaller shorts-focused fest is a great launch pad for up-and-coming filmmakers, both in the narrative and documentary genres. This one is perfect for short documentary filmmakers looking to make some connections and catch some breaks before making it big at Sundance.Location: Orem, UtahShort Film Submission Fee: $10Short Length: Under 40 minutesSubmission Window: Ends November 30, 2018Official Website: Short & Sweet International Short Film FestivalImage via International Short Film Festival.Currently in its 34th year, the Hamburg International Short Film Festival is one of the most prestigious, and most unique, film festivals in the world. While not necessarily a documentary-focused festival, it is short film-centric and accepts submissions of any genre, including an international section, a “3 minute quickie” section, and a “deframed” (a.k.a. No-Budget) section.Location: Hamburg, GermanyShort Film Submission Fee: No Submission FeeShort Length: Under 60 minutesSubmission Window: Ends February 16, 2018Official Website: Hamburg Fest Check out these five great film festivals that are well worth the time for fans and filmmakers of short-form documentaries.Image via Shutterstock.For filmmakers and journalists alike, the documentary film has become one of the most important media for those looking to find and share the truth. While documentaries can be one of the last pure ways to investigate and report on events, people, and the world, they are also fundamentally a form of artistic expression. For documentary filmmakers, the sometimes-odd, sometimes-beautiful dichotomy of the two motivations makes documentary filmmaking a rare combination of labor and love.It also creates quite a need for documentary film festivals to find ways to reward those who excel at the craft — and to spotlight the unique, meaningful, and often-incendiary subjects they uncover. So, if you’re a documentary filmmaker looking to give your film a wider audience, here are some of the best documentary film festivals for short (and even micro) documentaries.Hot DocsImage via Hot Docs.If we’re talking short films, let’s talk about the biggest festival that showcases them. Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is the largest documentary film festival in North America. Started in 1993, the festival has screened 230 documentaries from over 50 countries — its most recent festival hosted over 215,000 people. For short documentary filmmakers, their shorts section (1-40 minutes) is one of the best in the world, and the festival is a great way to meet people and network.Location: Toronto, CanadaShort Film Submission Fee: $35Short Length: 1-40 minutesSubmission Window: November – JanuaryOfficial Website: Hot Docs True/False Film FestivalImage via True/False.Located in the journalistic hotbed of Columbia, Missouri, the True/False Film Festival is one of many documentary festivals that celebrates those filmmakers who bridge the gap between fiction and nonfiction. The festival has become a beacon of documentary filmmaking with short- and long-form projects that span the globe in terms of subjects and viewership.Location: Columbia, MissouriShort Film Submission Fee: $25Short Length: Under 40 minutesSubmission Window: September – NovemberOfficial Website: True/Falsecenter_img Atlanta ShortsfestImage via Atlanta Shorts Fest.In its 9th year in Atlanta, Georgia, the Atlanta Shortsfest is a great venue for filmmakers of all disciplines. Held at the Synchronicity Theatre, this up-and-coming festival aims at growing the short film community for filmmakers and fans alike. Documentaries, narratives, and animations are all welcome.Location: Atlanta, GeorgiaShort Film Submission Fee: $30Short Length: Under 45 minutesSubmission Window: Ends May 31, 2018Official Website: Atlanta Shortsfest For more film festival advice and info, check out some of these articles:The 10 Best Film Festivals For Up-And-Coming FilmmakersHow to Create a Dynamic Press KitAre Film Festivals Worth the Money?last_img read more