About Bernard Goldbach

Currently teaching creative Irish students what I know about multimedia.

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  • Bernard shared from Soundwave prepares for official launch in the Finance section of The Irish Times by The Irish Times
    share what music they are listening to on their phone. The official launch will take place in at London's flagship Apple Store on Monday with actor Stephen Fry. Fry was part of the beta testing phase of the app, along with Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak.
    Note: an Irish app used by Stephen Fry
  • Bernard shared from ‘We do as well as we can, for as many as we can’ in the Ireland section of The Irish Times by The Irish Times
    "In the 1930s we used to send our used clothes back to Kerry," he said, adding that, as he was the third son, the clothes would have already been worn by his brothers. "I used to think how bad off can they be back there if they want our clothes and we have nothing."
    Note: the first clothing recyclers
  • Bernard shared from Men less satisfied with work-life balance than women in the Ireland section of The Irish Times by The Irish Times
    men die younger, are more likely to be killed in workplace accidents, and this week's Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI survey shows they're less satisfied with their work-life balance than women. Some 20 per cent of men rated their work-life balance as poor, compared with 14 per cent of women. Family-friendly policies, such as parental leave, flexi-time and work-share, are largely taken up by women in the Irish economy, and shamefully Ireland is one of the few countries in Europe with no statutory entitlement to paternity leave. So is it time for some kind of "men's lib"? Niall Hanlon, a lecturer in social...
    Note: he men! Let's get a better work/life balance.
  • Bernard shared from HSE cuts funding for childcare training and advice in the Front Page section of The Irish Times by The Irish Times
    Health authorities cut funding for a training and advice service which provided support to thousands of childminders earlier this year, despite recent pledges to increase standards in childcare. The Childminding Advisory Service - which employed more than 30 staff - was set up a decade ago to provide support to childminders. Up to 70,000 children are cared for by childminders in the State each day. However, unlike many European countries, much of the sector is not regulated or subject to inspection.
    Note: L plates continue for Irish child care.
  • Bernard shared from Majority of women happy to answer to a man or woman in the workplace in the Front Page section of The Irish Times by The Irish Times
    just 12 per cent of women think females are better bosses, while 22 per cent of women said men made better bosses. However, a majority of women - 63 per cent - said there was no difference between the genders when it came to competency in the most senior managerial role. Men who expressed a preference also favoured male bosses.
    Note: We all prefer male bosses.
  • Bernard shared from Holding court on Inis Móir gives a glimpse of island life and the balancing act of the law in the Ireland section of The Irish Times by The Irish Times
    Holding court on Inis Móir gives a glimpse of island life and the balancing act of the law 784 words The buses pull up at Ros an Mhíl, disgorging a stream of giddy German tourists on to the pier. French schoolchildren join the queue, taking pictures of themselves against the blues and greens of a bright Connemara morning. Then, a more incongruous sight: six smartly dressed men and women arrive, files in hand and wheelie briefcases in tow, and take their place in the queue. The tourists glance their way; the ferry crew do a double-take. The District Court on the largest of the Aran Islands is...
    Note: The best courthouses offer harbour views.
  • Bernard shared from Sharp differences between Coalition parties on dissent over axing of Seanad in the Ireland section of The Irish Times by The Irish Times
    "It is a Government position, it is a Government decision and it is a Government programme and we want to see that that is followed through and that the Bill passes both Houses, that there is a strong campaign from each party."
    Note: Executive power ruling Ireland.
  • Bernard shared from Up to 1.7m have €100 or less once bills paid, survey reveals in the Ireland section of The Irish Times by The Irish Times
    Some 518,000 people are left with no money at the end of the month after essential bills are paid, according the most recent survey. This represents a reduction of more than 70,000 since December 2012, when the figure stood at 690,000. The What's Left Tracker survey also
    Note: Raising Irish kids means noo pocket money.
  • Bernard shared from Cabinet signs off on plans for three new technological universities in the Front Page section of The Irish Times by The Irish Times
    The Cabinet accepted proposals this week from Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn to form the new universities from groupings of institutes of technology in Dublin, the southwest and the southeast. The proposals also call for the establishment of clusters that will connect - on a regional basis - the existing seven universities, the new bodies, and all other institutes of technology and publicly funded higher education centres.
    Note: so there is no University of the Southeast the?
  • Bernard shared from Noise level in Dublin lower than in 2008 in the Ireland section of The Irish Times by Fiona Gartland
    exposure to high noise levels can cause health problems. It found noise from transport was the most widespread source of noise exposure causing the most annoyance, sleep disturbance and public concerns.
    Note: Where live, people accept noise from boy racers as part of a social contract.
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Bernard Goldbach