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Education: New era as LYIT launches its Strategic Plan

first_imgLetterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) has launched its new Strategic Plan.The plan entitled “LYIT @ 50 – Delivering for Our Students and Our Region” was officially launched by Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh.Minister McHugh said “LYIT is on a tremendous journey since 1971. A rich legacy of education has created a resilience in the whole of the North West. The North West City Region will be further enhanced with Technological University status for LYIT in the not too distant future. Well done to everyone at LYIT; the future of the Institute is very promising”. For LYIT, this Strategic Plan shows the Institute’s commitment to the Northwest, regional engagement and, most importantly, the Institute’s student focus.Six key strategic domains have been laid out within the plan: Teaching, Learning and Assessment; Student Experience; Quality; Research; Education Partnerships and Regional Engagement; and Leadership, Compliance & Resource Utilisation.Paul Hannigan, President of LYIT, was delighted to host this launch. He reflected “This year recognises the 50th anniversary of our Killybegs campus and the Letterkenny campus will be 50 years old in 2021. The Institute must continue to be a leader within our region and this is reflected through our ongoing activity.“Our engagement with industry has seen significant growth with potential for further development to ensure that the North West City Region continues to develop as proposed. Our cross-border activity is of even greater significance now, particularly given the uncertainty around Brexit. We look forward positively to the next period of the Institute’s development.”In his introduction to the plan, Fintan Moloney, LYIT Chairman said LYIT’s trajectory towards Technological University status is progressing and our aspiration is for a successful collaborative union with our partner institutes in GMIT and IT Sligo.He added “After almost 50 years of experience, LYIT is poised and prepared to take its place within a University environment.”The mission for LYIT is to confirm its significant national profile for excellence in higher education through the continued pursuit of an ambitious development agenda informed by public policy, strong regional engagement, and a fundamental commitment to a student-centred ethos.The LYIT Strategic Plan 2019 – 2023 can be viewed at http://www.lyit.ie/About/Policies-Publications/Strategic-Plan Education: New era as LYIT launches its Strategic Plan was last modified: October 9th, 2019 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:launchLYITstrategic planlast_img read more

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Kashmir papers run blank editorial spaces

first_imgSeveral leading newspapers in the Kashmir Valley ran their editorial spaces blank on Tuesday in protest against the killing of journalist and editor of daily Rising Kashmir Shujaat Bukhari.A spokesman of the Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) said the decision to leave the space blank was taken in a meeting on Monday afternoon “to lodge a strong protest against the killing of the scribe”.The editorial space of all major English dailies like Greater Kashmir, Kashmir Times, Kashmir Observer and Kashmir Monitor were left blank.Bukhari, 50, was assassinated by at least three gunmen on June 14 outside his office. His two security guards were also killed in the attack. The Kashmir Press Club’s coordination committee also held a condolence meeting in Srinagar. “The members said that the entire journalistic fraternity of Kashmir is yet to come out of the shock of Shujaat’s killing and does not know how the void created by the brutal murder will be filled,” said the spokesman.Meanwhile, Director General of Police S.P. Vaid said the police has laid hands on “crucial leads in the case”.The Separatist Joint Resistance Leadership called for a complete strike on Thursday against the killing of Bukhari.last_img read more

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LOOK: Centuries-old Indian pole wrestling goes global

first_imgTo broaden its international appeal, it helps that the gravity-defying mallakhamb doesn’t require much money or equipment. With only a rope or a wooden pole, it is an activity compatible in a village playground as well as the neighborhood gym.In India, a country with some 800 million people living in poverty, that could be mallakhamb’s greatest strength.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In this Feb. 6, 2019, photo, players perform on a mallakhamb pole at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, India. The word mallakhamb comes from malla, meaning wrestler, and khamb, or pole, and is a traditional training exercise for wrestlers in India. After centuries of being practiced in isolation in the subcontinent, mallakhamb is set to have its first international championship in Mumbai on Feb. 16 and 17. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)MUMBAI, India — Is it gymnastics? Is it yoga? Is it even a sport?Picture a person climbing a coconut tree. Now imagine the person twisting, turning, rotating and practicing yoga postures, all while firmly gripping the tree with the thighs. Mallakhamb is this and more.ADVERTISEMENT Deshpande says the sport has gained an international audience owing partly to reality television shows such as India’s Got Talent where mallakhamb performers have won popularity. Cirque du Soleil’s show Bazzar also features a mallakhamb performance.In this Feb. 6, 2019, photo, Vikram Nadkarni, of Newcastle, England, performs a Mallakhamb pose on a pole at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, India. The word mallakhamb comes from malla, meaning wrestler, and khamb, or pole, and is a traditional training exercise for wrestlers in India. After centuries of being practiced in isolation in the subcontinent, mallakhamb is set to have its first international championship in Mumbai on Feb. 16 and 17. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)Participants from 15 countries, including the U.S. and Germany, will compete in the championship.In the evening, the historic Shivaji Park in Mumbai comes alive with mallakhamb players swirling around poles and on ropes, falling, only to get up and make another attempt.International players have started arriving to train. Delia Ceruti, 36, an aerialist and physical performer from Italy, has been practicing mornings and evenings under Deshpande.In this Feb 5, 2019, photo, a mallakhamb instructor Sachin Malekar, right, calms a child who made an unsuccessful attempt to climb the pole, at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, India. The word mallakhamb comes from malla, meaning wrestler, and khamb, or pole, and is a traditional training exercise for wrestlers in India. After centuries of being practiced in isolation in the subcontinent, mallakhamb is set to have its first international championship in Mumbai on Feb. 16 and 17. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)“I am used to physically demanding activities but I am learning completely new techniques,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Mallakhamb is a traditional training exercise for wrestlers in India, and its name comes from the words malla, meaning wrestler, and khamb, or pole.Now after centuries of being practiced in isolation in the subcontinent, mallakhamb is set to have its first international championship this weekend in the capital of the western Indian state of Maharashtra, where it first originated.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesIn this Feb. 5, 2019, photo, a trainer helps Alfie Meeson of Newcastle, England, on a mallakhamb pole at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, India. The word mallakhamb comes from malla, meaning wrestler, and khamb, or pole, and is a traditional training exercise for wrestlers in India. After centuries of being practiced in isolation in the subcontinent, mallakhamb is set to have its first international championship in Mumbai on Feb. 16 and 17. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)Like yoga, the time has come for mallakhamb to be shared with people across the globe, said Uday Deshpande, director and secretary general of the Vishwa Mallakhamb Federation“Our goal is to inspire a new generation of sports fans who can experience the discipline, endurance and concentration required by this sport,” he said. 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