Destination Donegal for Dutch TV presenting duo

first_imgThe adventures of two brothers from the Netherlands were shown on Dutch TV last weekend – showcasing some of Donegal’s top tourist spots.Some 900,000 TV viewers in the Netherlands tuned in to Frans and Dorus Bauer’s travel show Vive la Frans on Saturday last.The Bauers visited Donegal this summer and were filmed sea stack climbing in Malin Head. They also visited the King of Tory on Tory Island. Showcasing Donegal’s natural scenery, this programme could attract more potential holidaymakers to the county.Vive la Frans follows the presenters as they explore Europe’s culture, music and scenery, gathering insights into local life from the people they meet along the way.The show airs on NPO 1, the oldest TV channel in the Netherlands. Filming for three episodes of the show took place this summer in Donegal, as well as Dublin, Meath, Tipperary, Westmeath and Down.Karen van der Horst, Tourism Ireland’s Manager for the Netherlands, said: “The Bauer brothers have a loyal following in the Netherlands and their focus on Ireland’s culture, music and landscape will appeal to our important ‘culturally curious’ audience, inspiring them to come and explore the landscapes and locations featured for themselves.” Irish tourism from the Netherlands is on the increase, with a 27% rise in visitors from the Benelux countries so far in 2016. That’s an extra 64,400 tourists compared to last year.It is hoped that such media exposure featuring Donegal will attract more visitors to county in the near future. Destination Donegal for Dutch TV presenting duo was last modified: November 2nd, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

Interested in returning to Third Level study? Choose ‘Access Studies’ this summer at LYIT

first_imgLetterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) is pleased to announce the launch of the Certificate in Access Studies Summer Programme 2019.This four-week full-time programme will run from Monday 1 July to Friday 26 July and is geared towards adult learners and school leavers interested in progressing to third level study.Learners on this programme will have an opportunity to study Information Communications Technology, Learning Skills and Mathematics. The programme is available free-of-charge and is also available to Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) students with 160 credits.This programme is the perfect fit for people keen to kick-start their third level journey and may be of interest to people that lack the confidence to take the first step on the education ladder.The programme is based at the Letterkenny campus and is available for the first time as a summer study option. The programme is being offered during the summer to accommodate the growing demand for programmes that meet the needs of the region.This ‘gateway’ programme supports adult learners transition into third level education. The Access Studies programme has been the foundation for many student success stories. One such example is Cathal McGinley. Cathal began his third level journey at LYIT in 2013/14 when he undertook the Certificate in Access Studies programme, he then progressed to the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Sports Coaching and Performance, now the BSc (Hons) in Sports & Exercise, and has subsequently gone on to study a Masters in Exercise Physiology at the National University Galway (NUIG).Cathal is fulfilling his ambition and attributes his academic success to the Access Studies programme at LYIT.He commented: “Choosing to study on the Access Studies programme was a big leap of faith, I left school at 15 but this programme gave me confidence and belief in myself, and provided me with the opportunity to pursue my interest in Sport.“I look back now and realise that it was a brave thing to do.“I am now completing my Masters in Exercise Physiology in NUIG and I can’t wait to begin my career in this field,” he added. “The Access Studies programme is where my third-level journey began and I am so glad that I took the chance on myself.”This programme will cover a broad range of subjects and is an access programme into third level study. Students who successfully pass this course with an overall average of 50% or over will have the opportunity to progress to any course of their choice (except Nursing) at LYIT.Quotas will also apply in some instances.If you are interested in following in Cathal’s footsteps why not visit the LYIT website for further information on the Certificate in Access Studies. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 12 noon Wednesday 26 June 2019.Kick-start your future, apply today to join the Access Studies programme at LYIT.Interested in returning to Third Level study? Choose ‘Access Studies’ this summer at LYIT was last modified: June 19th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:educationLetterkenny Institute of TechnologyLYITlast_img read more

Energy-Efficient Show Home is an 8,500-Square-Foot Monster

first_imgLAS VEGAS, NV — Every year, a new show house — dubbed the New American Home — is built for the annual International Builders’ Show. Designed for energy efficiency, this year’s New American Home is an 8,500-square-foot Las Vegas mansion with 25 heating and cooling zones, four water heaters, and a swimming pool.The details of the show home were described in a sparsely attended workshop on the second floor of the Las Vegas convention center by Brad Oberg, chief technology officer at IBACOS, an energy consulting firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Oberg was instrumental in refining the design of the home’s energy-efficiency features.Although the home is equipped with a 10-kilowatt photovoltaic array — that is, about $90,000 of PV modules — it nevertheless requires an additional 4,239 kWh of grid-supplied electricity and $2,000 of natural gas per year. “The buyer of this New American House is in the position to buy a large house,” explained Oberg. “He bought a large house that uses much less energy than if he had bought a large house from another builder.”Describing the house for Popular Mechanics, reporter Harry Sawyers noted, “In its defense, the house cools itself using 39 percent as much fuel as a comparably sized structure, but using a rough Las Vegas average of $7 per million BTU in natural gas (the national average is $4.90), we estimate that this house consumes close to 300 million BTU in gas per year. At 293 kWh per million BTU, that’s getting up past 85,000 kWh per year — three times the average American home’s 27,022 annual kWh. Put simply, this house is bloated.”last_img read more