Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Castle Espie

Castle Espie is truly a magical place for people of all ages offering adventure for everyone with wild woodland walks, soft play areas, events and workshops, art exhibitions and retail therapy. Castle Espie's tranquil setting offers the best views of Strangford Lough, County Down and is home to Ireland's largest collection of native and exotic water-birds.

Opening Hours
Open 7 days a week, except 24 and 25 December. 
  • November to January - Monday to Friday: 10am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4.30pm
  • February - Monday to Friday: 10am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm
  • March to June - Monday to Sunday: 10am to 5pm
  • July and August - Monday to Sunday: 10am to 5.30pm
  • September and October: Monday to Sunday: 10am to 5pm. 
  • The centre will remain open until 5.30pm on Bank and Public Holidays during the spring and summer months.
For more details and how to get there follow the link below: 

We Are Vertigo

We Are Vertigo is Northern Ireland’s number one family entertainment complex, featuring a Trampoline Park, Ski and Adventure Centre, and Spa.

Try the latest indoor entertainment in Europe’s largest and Northern Ireland’s only true Trampoline Park.
The Trampoline Park Features:
  • Dodge ball courts
  • Basketball lanes
  • Stunt Pits
  • Gladiator Balance Beam
  • An enormous main court
  • Party Rooms for those special birthday, group and corporate celebrations.
The Ski Centre offers people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to learn to ski or snowboard. The Ski Centre offers skiers and snowboarders of all abilities, the chance to learn, enhance or brush up on their skills on the continuously moving ski slopes. The slopes are designed to help people learn up to 8 times faster and encourage muscle memory and ski fitness, which will help you get the most out of your skiing trip or get ski fit. Professional ski instructors are on hand to ensure everyone gets the most out of their experience with all equipment provided during the lesson. There is also a ski shop on site to equip visitors with all the latest ski equipment and cosy winter wear for their ski holiday.

Have fun in the Adventure Centre! Kids of all ages can enjoy an Alpine themed play area, Sky Trail high ropes, low ropes, climbing wall, Alpine themed soft play area, electric quads and log cabin themed party rooms.  

The We Are Vertigo lodge restaurant provides wholesome food for all the family to enjoy a hot meal in a relaxed atmosphere while the kids play. Or if the excitement has been too much for you, simply chill out with a drink and snack from our coffee dock, or at Café Vertigo in our Trampoline Park.
New for 2015 is Spa at We Are Vertigo, offering an extensive range of luxurious treatments including facials, nail treatments, waxing, tans and full body massages. Parents can enjoy an indulgent spa experience in one of five opulent treatment rooms while their children enjoy an unrivalled play experience in our Trampoline Park or Adventure Centre.

For more information or to plan your adventure, see https://www.wearevertigo.com/

Unit 1, Cedarhurst Road
Newtownbreda Factory Estate
028 9064 1299
Opening Hours
Adventure Centre:
Mon – Sat: 10am – 9pm
Sun: 11am - 9pm

Monday, 22 August 2016

Be Aware! - Cyber Crime

Organised crime has been quick to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the Internet, particularly the growth in e-commerce and online banking.

Specialist criminal groups target individuals, small businesses and large corporate networks to steal personal information in bulk in order to profit from the compromised data available to them.

Common cyber threats to individuals include:
  • Phishing: bogus emails asking for security information and personal details
  • Webcam manager: where criminals takeover your webcam
  • File hijacker: where criminals hijack files and hold them to ransom
  • Keylogging: where criminals record what you type on your keyboard
  • Screenshot manager: allows criminals to take screenshots of your computer screen
  • Ad clicker: allows a criminal to direct a victim's computer to click a specific link

The cost of cyber crime to the UK economy is estimated at £27 billion, and likely to be growing

For more information click HERE

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

The MoD Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme : Changes

The MOD promotes learning among members of the armed forces and the veterans’ community by providing what are known as Learning Credits, through the Enhanced Learning Credits scheme and Further Education and Higher Education scheme.  Both of these entitle Service personnel and Service leavers to receive financial help with the cost of their learning.

As of 1 April 2016 there has been some changes to the schemes to make them more accessible and to enable people to use them to gain personal and professional qualifications in a more flexible way, both while serving and after transition to civilian life.

See more at this link

Monday, 15 August 2016

Links between CarillionAmey and its Customers

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Lisburn WRVS

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