World Mental Health Day celebrated by Donegal health group

first_imgOn Wednesday last, HSE Worklink North West Mental Health Training and Support Service held a photography competition to celebrate World Mental Health Day.An exhibition was held at the Worklink service as part of the photography competition that had a theme of ‘Just a Perfect Day’.Donegal’s Beyond Blue, a singing group from the Dungloe, sang at the event. Prizes were kindly sponsored by Arena 7, Station House Hotel, Donegal Stationary and Brian McDaid Photography Studio.The winners of the competition were:1st Prize Marie Duffy; 2nd Prize Eleanor Bonner; 3rd prize Edel McMenamin and the runners-up were Joshua McNutt and Breege Moyne. World Mental Health Day celebrated by Donegal health group was last modified: October 29th, 2018 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Donegal healthHSEmental healthMental Health awarenessWorld Mental Health Day 2018last_img read more

Black people lead in paid-off homes

first_img25 January 2011More black South Africans live in homes which are fully paid for than any other race group in the country, according to a study by the SA Institute of Race Relations.“The relatively high home ownership figures for Africans, particularly in urban areas, are a triumph over laws such as the Natives (Urban Areas) Act of 1923, which sought to limit home ownership of this population group,” Kerwin Lebone of the institute’s research department said in a statement on Monday.The study conducted by the SAIRR found that some 60 percent of black households in the country had fully paid-up the homes in which they lived in 2009, compared to 46 percent for other race groups.The institute said the higher home ownership figures for black people could in part be explained by state-subsidised housing programmes.In South Africa’s two most affluent provinces, Gauteng and the Western Cape, 34 and 42 percent of households respectively had fully paid off their homes.The less wealthy Eastern Cape and Limpopo provinces had higher home ownership figures, with 71 percent of households in both provinces having paid off their homes.“The total number of households that owned and had fully paid off their homes, out of a total of 13.8-million South African households, was just over 56 percent. Out of the total fully paid homes, male-headed households made up 56 percent and female 44 percent.”Seventy percent of all households headed by women had fully paid off their homes, while only half the households headed by men had fully paid up theirs.Sapalast_img read more

J.K. Rowling’s Next Chapter: A Transfiguration Spell on the Publishing Industry

first_imgAuthor J.K. Rowling unveiled the plans behind the mysteriousPottermore website this morning, and fans that were hoping for a new installment in the beloved Harry Potter series or for a wizarding MMORG may be disappointed. But for those who’ve been waiting to read the novels on their e-readers, good news: Pottermore will involve, in part, the release for the very first time of the Harry Potter series in a digital format.In what’s an uncommon occurrence, Rowling retained all the rights to digital copies of her books. And until now, she had not struck any deals with publishers or distributors to make the series available digitally. All that will change when Pottermore officially launches this fall. That’s big news for e-books as the bestselling series will undoubtedly be wildly successful in its new e-format. (It’s as good an excuse as any to reread all the novels, right?) But the announcement is significant in a number of other key ways, not just because of Rowling’s decision to release the e-books now, but because of the way in which she has chosen to do it. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#E-Books#NYT#web Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Self-Publishing’s Defining MomentThe books will be available exclusively through the Pottermore site, meaning that Rowling is self-e-publishing the novels. While self-publishing is, of course, nothing new, digital publishing and digital readership has helped self-publishing become more popular and, for authors, more lucrative. As we reported earlier this week, Amazon recently announced that self-published author John Locke had joined its “Kindle Million Club” after selling over one million copies of his e-books on the Kindle platform.But Rowling’s decision here isn’t just another mark of legitimacy for self-publishing, nor is it simply yet another blow to the traditional publishing industry – although no doubt, both of those are true. Rowling’s announcement has several other ramifications here for the publishing industry.DRM-Free ContentDigital rights management (DRM) technology is often placed on digital content, so the argument goes, to help prevent piracy. And indeed, the Harry Potter series may already be among the most pirated books in history, no doubt because of fans’ desire to read the books in a digital format. But rather than viewing that desire with suspicion about sharing, Rowling is trusting they’ll do the right thing. The Harry Potter e-books will reportedly be DRM-free, although they will be digitally watermarked with purchasers’ information. Wired calls this the publishing industry’s “Radiohead moment” and likens this to the band’s release of its albums on its own site. “The crucial parallel between Radiohead and Rowling is the fact that they both put their faith in the fans rather than any intermediary. For Radiohead, this meant self-releasing their album In Rainbows after the end of their contract with EMI with an honesty-box pricing strategy.”E-Book StandardsDRM-free content also means that consumers won’t be locked in to one particular format. As it currently stands, DRM is one mechanism that prevents users from sharing e-books; but it also means that Kindle owners can’t read Nook content, and Nook owners can’t load their iBooks onto their devices. But DRM is only part of the problem here; file formats are another. Rowling says that the books will be made available for all formats – to Kindle, iPad, Nook owners alike.It’s not yet clear how that will be accomplished, but the most obvious way to do that would be via ePUB, the open e-book standard. However, Kindle does not currently support ePUB. But as paidContent’s Laura Hazard Owen posits, “if any author could get Amazon to change its policy, it’s J. K. Rowling.” There have been rumors recently that the Kindle will begin supporting ePUB, and that may come as part of Amazon’s new library lending program this summer. (Another) Tipping Point for E-BooksThe tipping point for e-books could have been when Amazon announced that Kindle versions were outselling print bestsellers two-to-one or when it said that e-books were outselling all print copies. The tipping point could have been when the company announced that a self-published author had managed to sell one million copies of his e-books. But it seems likely that with the excitement and passion that Harry Potter fans have for anything associated with the series, that the release of the digital Pottermore will unleash yet another milestone in what is a quickly changing landscape for publishing. audrey watterslast_img read more