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At the launch of the Lee Strand Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2016 were: Back Row (l to r) Garda Catherine Murphy; Garda Cecilia Scanlon; Sergeant Eileen O Sullivan; Chief Superintendent Con Cadogan; Brendan Coppinger, Killarney; John O’Sullivan, General Manger, Lee Strand; Garda Tim O Connell; Garda Michael Courtney and Garda Aidan O’Mahony. Front Row (l to r) Holly O’Donnell, Cloghane; Ross Sugrue, Tralee; Leona Stack, Abbeydorney and Rob Lee, Killarney. Photo By : Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD © Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Phone Mobile 087 / 2672033 L/Line 066 71 22 981 E/mail - info@dwalshphoto.ie www.dwalshphoto.com PRESS INFO -- NEWS RELEASE Call for nominations for the Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2016! The official launch of the Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2016 was held this week at Lee Strand, in Tralee. Since 1998 the awards have acknowledged the achievements of young people from Kerry between the ages of 14 years and 19 years. The winners will be announced at a celebratory function in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee on Friday, January 27th, 2016. Awards will be presented for the Overall Winner, Certificates of Distinction, Certificates of Merit, a Voluntary Group Award and the Hall of Fame Award. Speaking at the launch Chief Superintendent Con Cadogan stated “An Garda Síochána are delighted to be associated with the Lee Strand Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards. We often underestimate the worth of our youth who are both innovative and important to our future. It is important to recognise their excellence in the area of sports, arts, culture, charities or caring for a relative or friend. The awards have a positive effect on our wider community and I would like to extend our appreciation and thanks to Lee Strand for their continued sponsorship and support over the years. A special thank you also the media for publically recognising and promoting the awards on our behalf.” John O’Sullivan, General Manager, Lee Strand stated “Lee Strand has a strong commitment to supporting initiatives within the local community and we are delighted once again to support the Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards. The awards provide a great opportunity to celebrate and recognise the achievements of the young people of Kerry, who have made a positive impact within their local community. This year we are also calling for nominations for the Hall of Fame Award. This award will recognise the community service of individuals of all ages who have made a positive impact working with Kerry’s youth over the years.” The closing date for receipt of nominations is Monday, December 5th, 2016. Any member of the public can nominate a young person whom they feel has made a contribution to their local area. Nominations are accepted from individuals, community and voluntary groups, schools and youth clubs/organisation. The winners will be selected by a panel of five judges who are community volunteers from around the county under the chairmanship of Chief Superintendent Con Cadogan, An Garda Síochána. Nominations are available from any Garda Station in Kerry; K.D.Y.S. Office in Tralee, Killarney and Listowel or by contacting Tralee Garda Station on 066 7102311. Nomination forms are also available to download on www.leestrand.ie

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MANY youngsters do a huge amount of work for their communities and now is your chance to highlight the achievements of a young hero in your locality.

The official launch of the Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2016 was held this week at Lee Strand, in Tralee. Since 1998 the awards have acknowledged the achievements of young people from Kerry between the ages of 14 years and 19 years. The winners will be announced at a celebratory function in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee on Friday, January 27, 2016.

As well as an overall winner, the awards presented will include certificates of distinction, certificates of merit, a voluntary group award and the hall of fame award.

Chief Superintendent Con Cadogan said: “An Garda Síochána are delighted to be associated with the Lee Strand Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards. We often underestimate the worth of our youth who are both innovative and important to our future. It is important to recognise their excellence in the area of sports, arts, culture, charities or caring for a relative or friend. The awards have a positive effect on our wider community and I would like to extend our appreciation and thanks to Lee Strand for their continued sponsorship and support over the years. A special thank you also the media for publically recognising and promoting the awards on our behalf.”

John O’Sullivan, general manager, Lee Strand, said: “Lee Strand has a strong commitment to supporting initiatives within the local community and we are delighted once again to support the Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards. The awards provide a great opportunity to celebrate and recognise the achievements of the young people of Kerry, who have made a positive impact within their local community. This year we are also calling for nominations for the Hall of Fame Award. This award will recognise the community service of individuals of all ages who have made a positive impact working with Kerry’s youth over the years.”

The closing date for receipt of nominations is Monday, December 5, 2016. Any member of the public can nominate a young person whom they feel has made a contribution to their local area. Nominations are accepted from individuals, community and voluntary groups, schools and youth clubs/organisation. The winners will be selected by a panel of five judges who are community volunteers from around the county under the chairmanship of Chief Superintendent Con Cadogan, An Garda Síochána. Nominations are available from any Garda station in Kerry; the Kerry Diocesan Youth Service offices in Killarney, Tralee and Listowel, or by contacting Tralee Garda Station on 066-7102311. Nomination forms are also available to download on www.leestrand.ie
 


 
Above: At the launch of the Lee Strand Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2016 were, back, Garda Catherine Murphy, Garda Cecilia Scanlon, Sergeant Eileen O’Sullivan, Chief Superintendent Con Cadogan, Brendan Coppinger, Killarney; John O’Sullivan, General Manger, Lee Strand; Garda Tim O’Connell; Garda Michael Courtney and Garda Aidan O’Mahony; front, Holly O’Donnell, Cloghane; Ross Sugrue, Tralee; Leona Stack, Abbeydorney and Rob Lee, Killarney. PICTURE: DOMNICK WALSH

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Taking care of your skin at home

By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio In Part 2 of taking care of your skin at home it’s important to do the following steps after cleansing, toning […]

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By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

In Part 2 of taking care of your skin at home it’s important to do the following steps after cleansing, toning and exfoliating your face, neck and décolleté.

Serums, eye creams and moisturisers: Moisturising provides a protective layer to the skin that locks in moisture and keeps skin hydrated. This hydration is what gives your skin a smooth and luminous appearance. This is the step in your skincare routine you don’t want to skip. We always apply the serum closest to the skin as it’s water based and needs to be absorbed on the deepest layer of the skin; the basal layer which is the active layer. It’s where the collagen and elastin start to grow and move up towards the surface of the skin. The more hyaluronic acid, peptides, ribose, and active ingredients in your serums the better. We need to keep our fibroblasts, melanocytes healthy as they are the source of plump, juicy skin.

An eye cream to me is the most important cream as the eye area is a place that doesn’t have any sebaceous glands (oil gland). These glands help remove old skin cells, keep the skin lubricated and prevent tissues drying out. Therefore, for me, I always use an eyelid lifting serum, eye cream in the night time and eye roll-on gel in the morning. Our eyes can make us look older than we are so it’s important to look after them. It’s very important not to go too close to the eye when applying creams as the skin is very thin. A little bit often makes a big difference.

When applying your serum and cream rub upwards and outwards; be careful not to tug the delicate skin around the eyes.

Apply SPF all year round, it’s the most important step in preventing skin cancer and keeps your skin healthy as you age. Protecting your skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays helps maintain a healthy youthful visage. However, it’s important to remember the best form of sun block is to keep your face in the shade.

With all skincare routines, it’s important to keep it consistant. Do it twice a day every day and follow with monthly facials. Your skin is the largest organ on the body. This means that it’s important to take good care of it.

For more information, or to book a skin consultation or facial, call Jill on 064 6632966.

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What do we mean by ‘Employability’?

Niamh Dwyer is a Guidance Counsellor in Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore, a member of the Kerry Branch of IGC and a career consultant at www.mycareerplan.ie. Follow @mycareerplan on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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By Niamh Dwyer, Guidance Counsellor

According to experts in the area of career development, the term ‘employability’ refers to a set of achievements that makes graduates more likely to gain employment and be successful in their chosen occupations.

This in turn benefits themselves, the workforce, the community and the economy. At this stage in the year Leaving Cert students are well into the process of trying to decide what step they want to take next. It is a daunting task for many of you because of the variety of choices available and the challenge for young people at 17 or 18 years of age to really know what career they might like. It is important to remember that you aren’t choosing a career for life, you are taking the next step and you will be building on that as your career develops. A big concern for many students and parents is whether they will get a job at the end of their chosen course or pathway. While we have some indications of where there will be skills shortages in the short to medium term, the jobs market is subject to change.

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One thing we can be sure of is that, regardless of what pathway you take after the Leaving Cert, be that Further Education courses (FET), traineeships, apprenticeships or university courses, on completion of your training and education you will want to be ‘employable’. In simple terms ‘employability’ depends on your knowledge (what you know) your skills (what you do with what you know) and your attitude (how you approach things). As you research the various options open to you after you finish school, remember you are heading into a working world that values transferable skills which include specialist knowledge in the subject, field of study or technical area you have chosen to follow. It also places huge emphasis on having the ability to analyse, evaluate and use information effectively to problem-solve and to organise and communicate knowledge well. Furthermore, your personal qualities are a core part of your offering to a potential employer – your ability to work on your own initiative, to self-manage, to manage time and meet targets and deadlines. Central to all of this of course is the ability to collaborate, to work and study as part of a team.

If you are struggling to decide between courses or options, focus on finding an area that you really want to find out more about. You will develop a set of transferable skills which will give you flexibility and adaptability as you grow and develop in your career. All of the other things you do will add value to your degree/qualification and that is what will ensure your ‘employability’!

Niamh Dwyer is a Guidance Counsellor in Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore, a member of the Kerry Branch of IGC and a career consultant at www.mycareerplan.ie. Follow @mycareerplan on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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