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WATCH: A ‘bit’ of the action from Crana College Code Week

first_imgCrana College in Buncrana had great craic cracking codes this week as part of Code Week.EU Code Week.EU is a grass-root movement run by volunteers who promote coding in their countries as Code Week Ambassadors. All code event organisers – schools, teachers, code clubs, libraries, businesses, public authorities – come together and have been adding their events to the codeweek.eumap. Crana College teacher Thomas Boyle, Darragh Geaney and Niamh Griffin were busy organising Coding events for CodeWeek EU last week and they had some really exciting activities for their 1st Year students.One of these events took place on Wednesday morning tin the school when students got the chance to build LEGO robots and programme them to compete against one another.Coding in Crana College has really taken off and the purpose of CodeWeek was to celebrate creating with code and to get more students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). The attraction of Coding for students is that it is fun, creative and teaches them problem solving as well as critical and analytical thinking skills. Younger students are realising at an early age now that many jobs require people with digital skills including coding.Check out some fantastic photos from the Robot Wars Battle below: WATCH: A ‘bit’ of the action from Crana College Code Week was last modified: October 12th, 2017 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) Tags:Code Week.EUCRANA COLLEGElast_img read more

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Cardinals’ visit Wednesday meant a lot to many of the veterans.“I have never met a professional football player at all,” Abdul-Kareem said. “To be able to get a chance to come and do it, I like it. I enjoyed it, being able to get my autograph signed by the players and the cheerleaders, of course.”The Cardinals signed everything from pennants to flags to shirts. They bonded with the veterans over discussions about the season or how ecstatic they were to be there.“I think it’s great to always support our troops,” Johnson said. “We play a sport that America loves, but those troops are really who we should be praising.”USAA, a financial service group that is dedicated to serving military members and their families, believes events like these are essential for U.S. veterans after coming home from serving.“A huge impact on them,” Wicks said. “Sometimes military servicemen and women wonder if folks actually know and understand what they do.”The NFL, which has had a long relationship with the armed forces, found itself embroiled in controversy when senators Jeff Flake and John McCain disclosed in 2014 that the U.S. Department of Defense had spent $5.4 million in contracts from 14 teams from 2011. 1 Comments   Share   PHOENIX — For a group of players accustomed to the spotlight, it was time to recognize a community that rarely experiences it.“One of the things I notice since I’ve been out of the Marine Corps as a veteran is we hardly ever get any recognition,” veteran Naeem Abdul-Kareem said. “Because (others) don’t often hear what military people do.”That’s one of the reasons the Arizona Cardinals and USAA teamed up for a “Salute to Service” visit to the Phoenix VA Hospital Wednesday. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Arizona Cardinals guard Kaleb Johnson signs a flag for military veteran at the “Salute to Service” visit. (Photo by Jose Esparza/Cronkite News) The NFL later gave back $723,734 to the U.S. government.“The military and NFL relationship is very strong,” Gunter said. “Once a month we have cleats, clothing that says ‘support the military.’ We have events. From my understanding, the military and NFL have a great relationship.”Several of the Cardinals players said they have family ties with the military.Gunter’s uncle and cousin served in the military, and the woman he called his future fiancee is serving in the Navy at Norfolk, Virginia.On top of Williams’ father serving, one of his aunts, uncles and grandfathers served as well.Johnson said his father and grandfather served in the military and he has a brother in the Navy who is stationed in Norfolk, Virginia. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The Cardinals visited veterans, signed autographs, took pictures and shared laughs. Four members of the Cardinals — defensive tackle Xavier Williams, defensive tackle Rodney Gunter, guard Kaleb Johnson and tackle Givens Price — were accompanied by mascot Big Red and the team’s cheerleaders.“It’s always a good time to come out and give back to the community,” Williams said. “When you do it with veterans it always makes it a little more special. They gave us so much for this country. Anyway you can help those guys out, it always means a lot.”A long line on the second floor consisted of eager veterans and fans wanting to meet members of the Cardinals for autographs and photos.For many, it was an emotional event. The acknowledgment was important.“It really really moves them to the point of tears, because, again, this is very important that someone actually recognizes their service,” said Rory Wicks, a USAA military affairs representative.According to a study by the Pew Research Center in 2011, 27 percent of veterans said returning to the United States after serving overseas was difficult. The percentage climbed to 44 percent for veterans who served after Sept. 11, 2001. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more