Ethereum’s transition to Proof-of-Stake and what it means for the blockchain industry

Ethereum, the most mature and popular blockchain technology with smart contracting capabilities, transitioned from a Proof-of-Work (PoW) consensus mechanism to a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) on 15 September 2022. Before delving into the significance of this switch, some key terms are explained. Blockchains First, what are blockchains? As the name implies, they are a chain of blocks,...

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3 Reasons Why Excel is so Important in our Lives!

Have you ever Wondered Why Excel is so Popular? It is commonly used by companies for data management (data entry, transformation, and storage), assisting decision making (visual tables and graphs) and process automation (creation of forms or usage of VBA). Purely from a technical perspective if there are plenty of options available to us besides...

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Why choose ACCA at City Colleges?

It’s that time again when you start to plan your college for your ACCA studies.  When you are selecting your college ask yourself three questions: 1. Does the college offer flexibility of learning?  At City Colleges we specialise in making our classes as flexible as possible.  Some of our students have to work away from...

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New Airport Infrastructure brings more Business Opportunities to Dublin 

For a number of years now, Ireland has been the leading centre for aircraft leasing globally, representing around US$100 billion in assets, but Dublin Airport lacked the necessary runway size to handle some large, long-haul aircraft types. This was obviously something that needed to be amended to ensure continued global competitiveness in the aviation area....

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Is AI eventually going to replace Graphic Designers?

In the past Graphic Design used to involve a lot of physical work, cutting out and pasting paper or board for printing, all the time working while bent over a desk to create letterheads, business cards, magazine books and posters.Not to mention processing film by hand! This all changed when Steve Job’s ‘Apple Mac’ arrived...

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Does ‘Pay to Win’ destroy Game balance?

We need to define two terms before we can make a decision on pay to win mechanics in games. Firstly, what is ‘pay to win’? Pay to win is at its simplest a player paying money to gain some form of advantage. This can range from extra moves in Candy Crush (King) to advanced weapons...

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Anger. Control it before it controls you.

As we emerged from the covid-19 pandemic in Spring 2022, we were met with a war between Russia and Ukraine followed by a surge in inflation. Alas more uncertainty. And if the pandemic taught us anything it is that with uncertainty come difficult emotions, including anger. Anger comes about when we feel someone or something...

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Paul Noone – Lecturer, Graphic Design

Paul has been successfully teaching Graphic Design to students in various colleges for many years. Prior to and during this time, he established his own Web and Graphic Design business, creating a large portfolio of clients which he now manages (when he is not teaching!). Paul has a vast knowledge of business, being involved in...

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Cybersecurity – 6 Ways to Avoid Supply Chain Attacks

Over the past few years there is one type of cyber-attack that has caused a lot of headaches for cybersecurity professionals and that is the Supply Chain Attack. A supply chain attack occurs when a particular element of a company’s infrastructure supply chain, such as a third-party vendor, is targeted instead of the company’s network...

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Diploma in Addiction Studies

Addiction during Covid-19

Alcohol is a common feature of our social events. A trip to the pub with friends can bring feelings of joy and help us to unwind after a long day in work. Pleasurable activities such as time with friends are important for keeping us active and help to make our lives fulfilling. The Covid-19 lockdowns...

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What’s all this fuss about NFTs and why is so much money being spent on them if they are digital and can be viewed by anyone free?

NFTs or non-fungible tokens (‘fungible’ means interchangeable) are essentially digital assets that exist on a blockchain, like a record of transactions kept on networked computers, something akin to a public ledger. This record allows anyone to verify that they are authentic NFTs and also lets us know who owns them! Each NFT has its own...

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4 key arguments for using social media

1. To get noticed. It’s all right if you want to stay unknown, if you want to stick to the old ways, but if you want to get noticed these days social media is a great way to do it. Getting noticed is important for all types of people. In the past it was ok to hide away...

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