New Seven Strategic Towns Local Area Plan comes into effect

first_imgThe new Seven Strategic Towns Local Area Plan comes into effect today, Monday, August 20.The Plan was adopted by the elected members of Donegal County Council on July 23, 2018, and is the first consolidated local area plan for An Clochán Liath/Dungloe, Ballybofey-Stranorlar, Ballyshannon, Bridgend, Carndonagh, Donegal Town and Killybegs – between 2018 to 2024.This new Seven Strategic Towns Local Area Plan supersedes the County Donegal Development Plan that was in place from 2012 – 2018. This new Plan was adopted following an extensive public consultation process including engagement with numerous stakeholders in each of the respective towns and sets out an overall strategy, land use and zoning objectives for the proper planning and sustainable development of the seven towns guiding the way in which the towns will be developed into the future.The six-year-long Seven Strategic Towns Local Area Plan is consistent with the Core Strategy of the recently adopted County Development Plan which came into effect in early June.Chief Executive of Donegal County Council Seamus Neely believes that the adoption of this Plan is timely.“The timing is excellent in that this Plan was adopted shortly after the County Donegal Development Plan came into effect in early June and also following the recent publication of the new National Planning Framework which has identified a number of national strategic outcomes including enhanced regional accessibility and strengthened rural economies and communities. “This Local Area Plan is a very important document in the context of this National Planning Framework and will have a key role to play in unlocking the strategic potential of these towns which will in turn contribute in a meaningful way to the social, cultural, environmental and economic growth and well being of the entire county”.Cathaoirleach Cllr. Seamus O’Domhnaill acknowledged the role played by the elected members.“This Seven Strategic Towns Local Area Plan is a very important Plan for Donegal.  It sets out an overall strategy as well as land use and zoning objectives for the proper planning and sustainable development of the seven towns in question and I would like to thank my colleagues on Donegal County Council for their deliberations and their concerted effort in framing this plan and for engaging in this process in such a constructive and positive way.”New Seven Strategic Towns Local Area Plan comes into effect was last modified: August 20th, 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:ballybofey-stranorlarBallyshannonbridgendCarndonaghDonegal TowndungloeKillybegslast_img read more

5 Things You Can Do to Learn the Most From Your Mentor

first_imgWhether it’s through my day job working in communications and public relations at FCB Global or my post as an adjunct professor at New York University, I’m constantly impressed by the ambitious young people I encounter — people with diverse backgrounds who are pursuing careers in varied fields. They inspire me and fuel my own aspirations.I’m proud to be a mentor for many incredibly talented individuals seeking professional guidance. While no one mentor-mentee relationship is the same, I will say that I am extremely selective when choosing mentees. I focus on offering my time to individuals who are ambitious and willing to work hard to make me proud.So, how do I identify these people? And, once I do, how do they continue to foster a positive mentor-mentee relationship? Over the years, I’ve distilled a handful of traits of superb mentees. Here they are.1. Don’t Ask to Be MentoredI handpick most of my mentees, and rarely do I take on a mentee who simply asks. A mentee should prove him or herself before a beneficial relationship is formed. One of my mentees, DuJuan Chowning, was completing an internship when I joined the communications team at CBS in 2010. He simply asked me to have lunch with him. DuJuan impressed me at lunch by sharing his long-term career vision. And, before asking for anything in return, he shared his own insights. Our relationship taught me new techniques and strategies to excel in my day-to-day role and career. As a result, I was eager to offer my assistance. Today, DuJuan is at Facebook, and it’s an honor to watch him soar.Bosses Reveal: 10 Things That Will Help You Get Promoted in 20182. Seek Out FacetimeOne of my mentees, Ja’han Jones, was an NBC Page (which is, in itself, an impressive accomplishment because it’s such a competitive program). Ja’han is a young Black man, and he sat outside of my office during one of his early assignments with another group. One day, I looked at him and said, “Why don’t I know who you are?” At this point, I didn’t even know his name. At first, Ja’han looked at me confused, but after a second, he knew exactly what I meant. I told him to come see me in my office so we could touch base. The rest is history. Ja’han calls, texts and emails me all the time, and he’s now an editor at HuffPost. If I had never reached out to him, we never would have connected and it would have been a shame. It’s crucial to introduce yourself and make your presence known. One of my mentors taught me early on that it’s my job for people to know who I am, not the other way around. Now, I echo the same advice to all of my mentees.3. Give as Much as You GetI truly believe that all relationships should be mutually beneficial. Every relationship, including the one you have with your mentor, should be “give” (be a blessing) and “take” (accept a blessing). When I offer to help someone, I give them my all. A mentee should not only contact me when they need something. They should contact me to say hello or comment on industry news that impacts my company or my role. In fact, one of my mentees recommended me for my current graduate teaching role at NYU.4. Ask Those Potentially Awkward QuestionsEveryone is different when it comes to discussing finances, but one of my mentors taught me early in my career that you must discuss salary, especially as a person of color. Beyond trusted websites, it’s the most accurate way of knowing that you’re receiving what you deserve. Compensation should be a topic discussed among mentors and mentees. I wouldn’t expect my mentees to ask me how much I make, but I do give them ballpark ideas of appropriate salary, based on position. If I invest myself heavily in someone, I want him or her to be comfortable speaking to me about all facets of his or her career.Get Your Free, Personalized Salary Estimate5. Live by the Ripple EffectA mentoring relationship doesn’t start and stop with the mentor. I place my mentees in contact with successful individuals in the career that they’re striving to work in. After they meet and impress that person, they should thank them and ask if there’s anyone else that person thinks they should meet. And if they’ve impressed them (which, hopefully, I’ve prepared them to do), that person always has someone else to connect them to. There should be a continuous ripple effect of my mentees building their network: Meeting, thanking, connecting.This article originally appeared on The Well, Jopwell’s digital magazine. The Well is the digital magazine of Jopwell, the career advancement platform for Black, Latino/Hispanic and Native American professionals and students. Subscribe to receive weekly stories and advice in your inbox.Browse Open Jobs 2.6★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Masters Level Outpatient Therapist Kaleidoscope Family Solutions Inc Millsboro, DE 23 hours ago 23h Therapist – Mental Health Christian Children’s Home of Ohio Ashland, OH 23 hours ago 23h 3.4★ 23 hours ago 23h Maintenance Worker- Relief/Temp Clinical Support Options Northampton, MA 2.2★ Adolescent Substance Abuse Therapist – Jeffersonville *Sign on Bonus LifeSpring Health Systems Jeffersonville, IN Line Cooks – Start at $11+ per hour! 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Fox Entertainment has confirmed that Empire will b

first_imgFox Entertainment has confirmed that Empire will be renewed for season 6. However, there are no plans in the works to keep Jussie Smollett on the show. In late January, Smollett told authorities that he was a victim of a racial and homophobic assault. The 2 men that assaulted the actor were arrested but were later released due to evidence that suggests the actor may have hired the men as part of a publicity stunt. Despite all charges being dropped, the city of Chicago filed a lawsuit against the actor to recoup the expenses for the police investigation. Fox provided the following statement, “By mutual agreement, the studio has negotiated an extension to Jussie Smollett’s option for season six, but at this time there are no plans for the character of Jamal to return to Empire.” According to Variety, a spokesperson for Smollett provided the following statement: “We’ve been told that Jussie will not be on ‘Empire’ in the beginning of the season but he appreciates they have extended his contract to keep Jamal’s future open. Most importantly he is grateful to Fox and ‘Empire’ leadership, cast, crew and fans for their unwavering support.” Source: Varietylast_img read more

FFWPU ETHIOPIA On the occasion of International D

first_imgFFWPU ETHIOPIA: On the occasion of International Day of Family, we hold an event on May 17 with our young Peace Ambassadors and some guests in our headquarters. All together 12 people participated.Rev. Simon Amare first presented a UPF PowerPoint presentation on the “Family is the school of love and cornerstone for Peace.”He said that the family is the starting point of life and all human beings. No one would exist without a family, however the family should be centered on God so we can establish Ideal families on earth.But human fall has destroyed God’s Ideal of Love that is why the world is full of confusion and conflicts starting within families.Hence, the Blessing Ministry of our Founders is to re-establish God centered families filled with UNCONDITIONAL AND TRUE LOVE. This is the way to change the world into a beautiful and ideal world.Ambassador for Peace, Chaplain Getachew then gave some internal guidance. He is married more than 20 years and has 2 children.He explained we should marry in order to resemble God because He created us male and female. He also mentioned he loves too much the teachings of Father Moon regarding the owners of sexual organs, that husband and wife are owners of their sexual organs. This is absolute truth.He, then, gave some guidance on when and how to marry. He said most of young people are waiting for financial situation to marry but by waiting too much, they are wasting time and money. And second, he also added that a person wishing to marry should pray and ask for God’s guidance to find a partner. Marriage needs an internal preparation.Mrs. Happiness Amare gave a testimony about her matching process and blessing and her family life in ETHIOPIA.She advised the unmarried participants to make an internal preparation before deciding to marry because marriage is not only our personal affairs but also God Himself come to marry us in the sacred institution. As an example she mentioned that before receiving blessing she prayed: “God let me marry your son.” By saying this, she meant we should not be self-centered but God centered for God knows us more than ourselves.She, then, explained that Ethiopian people are so kind and warm towards not only her but also to strangers in general. She added her in-law are very loving and caring her and it is very important to embrace all surroundings and siblings. She now feels as if she is in her home town. “MEN IN CHARGE? Gender Equality and Children’s rights in Contemporary Families.” Reflections from participants:“The main factor why the young people are not eager to marry is the financial situation and this is so depriving.”“I, and we all, want to marry but the question that comes often to our mind is whom to marry? We are expecting the soul mate but it seems to me that there should be no barriers to marriage according to what I learnt today here.”“It is true we are waiting for the ideal mate but I have been learning here that we got to become the ideal person so we can find our ideal partner and not waiting for the ideal partner.”“I am married for 2 years and during this period my husband and I have faced and overcome all kinds of barriers to get married because we have given priority to love and Love is the most fundamental thing in marriage, I believe.”“I have a partner and we, both, wish to marry but our religious backgrounds (specially our both families) are holding us from this step and we are frustrated. However, I have to say we are very thankful to your teachings today and I think I am inspired. We pray for you all to remain blessed For making our viewpoint and lives to change. Remain Blessed!”last_img read more