Limerick students from all over the county attend Limerick for Engineering…

first_imgTwitter 1 of 6 Paschal Meehan, Dean, Work Based Learning, Vice President of International Engagement and Chairperson of Limerick for Engineering described this year’s showcase as exceptional, attracting the largest ever number of attendees.“Limerick for Engineering is a unique collaboration between industry and education which  informs the next generation of engineers. The industry displays at this year’s showcase were interactive and informative and generated great interest among those who attended.” said Mr Meehan.Barry O’Sullivan, General Manager, Johnson & Johnson Vision & President of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland said the Mid West Limerick for Engineering Showcase demonstrated the various interesting and exciting careers in engineering available throughout the region.“The key contributor to the success of established companies in the region has been the availability of engineering graduates from the regional education and training institutions including the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT), University of Limerick (UL),  and the Limerick Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB)” Mr. O’Sullivan said.Following on the success of the this year’s event the fifth Mid West Limerick for Engineering Showcase 2018 will return to Shannon Airport in 2019.More about education here. Pictured at the Limerick For Engineering event, Shannon Airport were, Sinead O’Regan, Molex and Patrick Molloy, Crescent Comp Limerick. Picture: Alan Place Pictured at the Limerick For Engineering event, Shannon Airport were, Conor Foster , Crecora National School with Clodagh Somers, Cook Medical. Picture: Alan Place Pictured at the Limerick For Engineering event, Shannon Airport were, Morad and Mohamed Bashir Sati. Picture: Alan Place Picture: Alan Place NewsEducationLimerick students from all over the county attend Limerick for Engineering ShowcaseBy Staff Reporter – March 13, 2018 2812 Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity WhatsApp Pictured at the Limerick For Engineering event, Shannon Airport were, UL students, Rebecca Clarke, Zara Madden and Jane Marslan with Megan Moloney, Croom Precision Medical. Picture: Alan Place Print Picture: Alan PlacePrimary and secondary school students from all parts of county Limerick were among the one thousand who attended Mid West Limerick for Engineering Showcase 2018 at Shannon Airport on Thursday last.The event which had been postponed one week due to Storm Emma, also attracted parents of school going children, teachers, career guidance councillors and those curious about the ever developing world of engineering.In its fourth year, this free showcase is the brainchild of the Limerick for Engineering consortium – an industry led collaboration between 30 leading companies in the mid west and the region’s education providers. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSJohnson & JohnsonLimerick for Engineering ShowcaseLimerick Institute of TechnologyShannon airportStorm EmmastudentsUniversity of Limerick Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” Email Advertisement Previous articleEastway Remote Monitoring Ltd secure win in Limerick final of the National Enterprise AwardsNext articleCroí Glas to launch fun filled event on St. Patricks Day Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up During the three hour event, students engaged with the companies (indigenous and multi national); viewed the most cutting edge technologies, witnessed demonstrations by full time engineers, and learned first hand about the multiple career opportunities available in the Mid West to young people with an interest in engineering.Staff and students from Limerick Institute of Technology, the University of Limerick, the Limerick, Clare ETB and Griffith College were on hand to outline the various courses and routes that are available to students wishing to pursue a career in the engineering field. Pictured at the Limerick For Engineering event, Shannon Airport were, Sean McGuinness, Regeneron and Aaron Kelly, Crescent Comprehensive Limerick. Picture: Alan Place Aer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – Crowe Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins One of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport Linkedin Limerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Airlast_img read more

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HUD Offers Helping Hand to Displaced Earthquake Victims

The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Stephanie Bacot Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News February 12, 2019 3,030 Views Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: What Is Pushing Delinquencies Down? Next: Three’s Company Reboot: Married Couples Living With Roommates Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe  Print This Post Tagged with: Alaska Disaster Relief Foreclosures HUD Home / Daily Dose / HUD Offers Helping Hand to Displaced Earthquake Victims Alaska Disaster Relief Foreclosures HUD 2019-02-12 Radhika Ojha HUD Offers Helping Hand to Displaced Earthquake Victims A little over a month following Alaska’s 7.0 magnitude earthquake, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced they are speeding up disaster assistance efforts for the state. On January 31, President Donald Trump issued a major disaster declaration for Anchorage and affected counties which provided immediate foreclosure relief. This allowed HUD to offer a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures of Federal Housing Administration-insured (FHA) home mortgages.Also, HUD will provide an automatic 90-day moratorium on foreclosures of FHA-insured home mortgages to displaced homeowners and low-income renters. Several options are being offered for families who need financing to replace, repair, or refinance in the wake of the disaster. Further, HUD’s Section 203(h) program provides mortgage insurance to disaster victims whose homes were destroyed or damaged beyond repair. This means borrowers from participating FHA-approved lenders are eligible for 100 percent financing, including closing costs. HUD’s Section 203(k) loan program enables those who have lost their homes to finance the purchase or refinance of a house, along with its repair through a single mortgage. The offer extends to existing single-family residents needing to finance repair damage. With this announcement, homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes in areas affected by the earthquake have more help available. In an effort to get the word out to those who need it,  HUD is sharing information with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. They are also reaching out to housing providers that may have available units in the impacted counties, including public housing agencies and multi-family properties. To read more about HUD’s efforts in Alaska here. Stephanie Bacot is an experienced multimedia writer having created content for print, web, television, and more. She is the past producer of BIZTV, a national television network for businesses and entrepreneurs that reached more than 200,000 professionals. She has more than 15 years’ experience in healthcare marketing and was an advertising exec for Healthcare Journal of Baton Rouge, a trade publication focused on the healthcare industry, as well as the marketing director for a $5 million surgery center. Bacot is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in Marketing and Communications. She resides in Dallas when she’s not pursuing her love of travel. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago read more

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Don’t let “Fido” get killed, get your pet tags

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Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down turkeyleg · 230 weeks ago Pretty hard penalty for not having a 3 dollar tag, Death! Maybe the dogs should have their owners tattoo numbers on their arms for an ID just in case they get lost. Report Reply 0 replies · active 230 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down Diana Frazier · 230 weeks ago Cats are a problem!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 230 weeks ago -5 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 229 weeks ago Cats are a problem anywhere you go. Maybe the city should offer a $3 reward to people for capturing ferel cats. The problem would probably be solved pretty quickly. The problem is that they aren’t picky on who they mate with, and seem to reproduce more than rabbits. Report Reply 0 replies · active 229 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down jbevan · 229 weeks ago mAYBE THE CITY SHOULD CONNECT WITH A VET THAT CAN ID A DOG BECAUSE OF A CHIP, as I understand it, they have nho way of doing that, altho at my vet, it involves a simple phone call… Report Reply 0 replies · active 229 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Jennifer · 229 weeks ago Cats are only a problem because of irresponsible owners. They either don’t know what they are taking on when they get a cute kitten and it becomes an adult cat or they don’t spay and neuter them and let them live outside to fend for themselves. Report Reply 0 replies · active 229 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Guest · 229 weeks ago Shouldn’t the headline say euthanized rather than exterminated? Report Reply 1 reply · active 229 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Ted “Theodore” Logan · 229 weeks ago Yikes! No doubt! Very poor choice of words. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Wellington may or may not be going to the dogs, depending on your point of view, but you do need to get a dog tag for your animal if you live in town. The deadline was March 1, but tags are always available and are cheap. The cost is $3 for a spayed animal, or $6 for one non spayed.The value of having a dog tag on your animal is that if the animal gets lost, it can be identified and returned to the owner.There is a rather hefty fine for not getting a tag. An owner can be fined $106 if a dog is picked up running at large with no tag. Another drawback is that authorities have no way of identifying the owner, and in this case an animal could be put down in six days.Police Chief Tracy Heath said it is not a huge problem, but it does exist. He estimated 25 percent of animals that are picked up do not have tags.  Cats must also be tagged, and Heath said the problem of cats is much worse, and there is a problem of feral – or wild – cats that is more common than with dogs.Last year there were 262 dogs and 192 cats picked up by the animal control officer after having been reported running at large.Animals are taken to the Wellington Animal Clinic and are held there. If no owner claims the animal, there is an attempt to find a home. The local humane society is involved in adopting animals. Heath said homes are found for many of the dogs, but not many of the cats, so a lot more cats are put down.There are about two dog bites reported per month on average, and often this is a dog at large.Dog tags are available at City Hall or at area veterinarians.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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Mates pull closer to Brewers while Vkings just pull away

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily Sports The West Kootenay Men’s Flag Football League just got a whole lot tighter after Dam Inn Mates shocked the Hume Brewers 31-24 in action Sunday at the Mount Sentinel Field. The Brewers, which had dominated the Mates during week one of the season 23-1, were a different team without starting quarterback Steven Doyle. The Mates have won two straight after beginning the season on a downers, losing twice and combining to score seven points in those two games. Defending champion Castlegar Vikings continued to occupy top spot after thumping Nelson Impact 46-13, Steve Mota caught a pair of touchdown passes from Dave Kravski, and tossed a completed score to Kravski to lead the Vikes. Kravski also connected with Bryan Lauzon and Kevin Wilson. Mota also was a force on the defensive side of the ball, intercepting a pair of passes. Lauzon and Jaime Simpson also picked off Impact pass attempts. Ryan Dekker had one of the Impact touchdowns. The Vikings, winners of four straight after starting the season with a loss, lead the league with a 4-1 record. Hume is second at 3-2 followed by Dam Inn and Nelson Impact at 2-2. Hour Glass sits in the basement, winless in four games. The league resumes play Sunday with the Impact hosting Our Glass at 11 a.m. and Dam Inn Mates facing the Castlegar Vikings at 1 [email protected]last_img read more

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Govt launches community engagements

first_img13 March 2012 The government has launched a series of engagements with communities around South Africa in order to increase awareness of its programmes and foster a culture of active citizenship. On Friday, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti visited the Amajuba district near Utrecht in KwaZulu-Natal, and was welcomed by citizens in the area. Nkwinti held a community seminar at the Emadlangeni Town Hall – one of 30 such seminars that will take place across the country over the coming months. It follows a similar seminar recently conducted by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Richard Baloyi in the Waterberg district in Limpopo province. “The sessions are intended to help citizens understand the decisions that are taken in government and how it will benefit their lives,” said Michael Currin of the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS).Citizens offer solutions While the Amajuba seminar sought to communicate the government programmes following the State of the Nation address, guests took full advantage of the opportunity to raise issues, demand answers and even offer solutions to common problems. “Not only do I understand the State of the Nation address a little better, but having the minister come all the way to Utrecht to talk to us showed me that government really cares about us, even though we live in a rural area,” said Elizabeth Malinga, a beneficiary of a land claim. Ian de Jager, a farmer in the area, said he already had a good grasp of the State of the Nation address, but still felt that the seminar was useful in making Minister Nkwinti aware of issues pertaining to the area. “One of the more salient issues that was raised at the seminar is the fact that land reform needs to be done in such a manner that it gives people ownership with a sense of responsibility, and people must feel the full onus of that responsibility,” De Jager said. “It is very easy to transfer land, but if it is not managed properly, it is a waste. He continued: “There was also one gentleman from Newcastle who said he had a group that was willing to offer hands-on training in farming to individuals, in conjunction with the training being offered at a tertiary institution, but the minister explained that the vehicle to drive that programme forward was not entirely in place. “There are many stakeholders that are willing to participate … more needs to be done in a constructive manner, and funds need to be allocated appropriately.”‘Don’t always blame the government’ During the seminar, KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Agriculture and Environmental Affairs Meshack Radebe urged citizens not always to blame the government for their problems. “We will reap what we sow, and if you do not plant, you cannot grow,” he said, encouraging citizens to take responsibility for their own futures. Radebe said that while President Jacob Zuma had made 2011 the year for creating jobs, 2012 would be the year for infrastructure development. “People say there is a difference between the two, but it is actually one thing. “Infrastructure development creates the opportunity for people to invest,” Radebe said. “We have learnt from the Soccer World Cup, and we are now calling upon the public sector, the private sector and the parastatals to invest in infrastructure. This will generate huge opportunities for South African business.”Green paper on land reform Nkwinti touched on the green paper on land reform when he took to the podium, saying the aim of the document was to bring municipalities, communities, the police, farm workers and farm owners under one institution to solve problems either socially or legally. “It puts a measure of power both in the hands of the worker and in the hands of the farmer,” he said. “The reason we have giants and dwarfs in this country can be traced back to land. The giants have land,” Nkwinti said. “Eighteen years after democracy, people are still marching in the streets with fake machine guns, and it is not right. People don’t know how to respect property because they don’t have property.” After the seminar, guests said they wished they had more time in the discussion slot of the programme. Nkwinti is due to return to the Amajuba District on 22 March, when further discussions are expected to take place. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Play Your Part TV series episode 14: get involved

first_imgEpisode 14 of the Play Your Part TV series features the Nosipho Community Foundation, the New Jerusalem Home for Children and the El Theos organisation. Tune in this evening, find out what they’re about and how you can play a part in their initiatives.The Nosipho Community Foundation, New Jerusalem Home for Children and the El Theos organisation, featured in episode 14 of the PYP TV Series, all welcome your involvement.There are numerous opportunities to get involved in improving the lives of those around you, be it through funding or offering your time and expertise helping organisations make a difference.On Episode 14 of the Play Your Part TV series, airing on Saturday 13 January 2018 at 6pm on SABC 2, we take a look at three organisations who have helped improve the lives of people living with difficult circumstances.Here’s more on two of the organisations featured, with ideas on how you can play your part:Nosipho Community FoundationEstablished in 2014 by Nosipho Ngcobo, the Nosipho Community Foundation serves as a sanctuary to homeless and destitute living in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.The foundation works with volunteers from across the country to help take care of the needs of vulnerable people in and around the city.Ngcobo and the rest of her team welcome anybody looking to make a difference and call on you to get involved.Those interested can have a look at the organisation’s website to get in touch or have a look at their Facebook page.New Jerusalem Home for ChildrenNot far from Tembisa, Gauteng, is the New Jerusalem Home for Children, a faith-based non-profit organisation that has been home to more than 1 000 children since September 2000.The home not only offers shelter and nourishment, it also aims to develop the children into well-rounded adults through education, social and emotional support.Find out more about the organisation on its website or via its Facebook page.Join usPlay Your Part is broadcast at 6pm on Saturdays on SABC2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; orFind out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA;Like us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.last_img read more

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County fairs provide more than ribbons, tractors pulls and food

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Many people love county fairs. Whether attendees enjoy riding rides, eating fair food, competing in or watching livestock shows or other performances, there is something for almost everyone to enjoy at county fairs.It is no secret that I enjoy showing our miniature horses at the Morrow County Fair. Although I always try my best and often have good results, my favorite part of the fair is the sense of community. A walk through the barns or a stop at the yearly square dance are always sources of finding good friends with which to enjoy a chat and a laugh. Fun and friendships accompany hard work for me at our county fair. My dad (Ed – left) and my uncle (Bill – right) helped me show my minis in the halter classes at the fair.In addition to my family, I can always count on my friends and fellow exhibitors for a helping hand. My family has learned the hard way that if they come anywhere near the miniature horse barn on show days, they are going to be drafted for a job and they seem to look forward to it and enjoy it.As the miniature herd has expanded, not only have my husband, parents and aunt and uncle become key helpers in readying my horses for the shows, but others have been drafted as well.Lisa making sure Sam looks great when he and I enter the ring.A long-time friend of mine, Lisa, mentioned early in the week that her daughter was a member of the junior fair board. Because of this position, her daughter had to be dropped off and picked up from the fair early so Lisa said she was going to be on the fairgrounds for long periods of time while her daughter worked at the fair.I sent Lisa a text inviting her to come to my show the following day. What she didn’t know is that along with my dad and uncle she was going to become an important part of showing the geldings in the halter classes that day.It was a fun day with family and friends that won’t soon be forgotten.On hitch day of the fair (when the horses show pulling carts and wagons), I usually need some extra help to get all my minis in their classes in a timely manner. I can always count on my fellow exhibitors to lend a hand. On both practice days and show day, the Timmons and Cox families, in addition to my family, made sure I had safe experiences while driving my horses.Everyone pitched it to help when the judge noticed my wagon had a loose wheel.This year, even the judge played a role in making sure my show experience was safe. He noticed a loose wheel on my wagon as I prepared to enter the ring.As my husband held the horses and I sat on the wagon, the judge inspected each wheel for safety while our friend, Josh, tightened the wagon wheel.From practice days to show days to days just roaming around the fairgrounds, I can always count on my family and friends to lend a helping hand or be there for fun and laughs at the county fair.County fairs are much more than ribbons, tractor pulls and food, they are a place where memories and friendships are built that can last a lifetime.last_img read more

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Will the impact of natural disasters be reduced through regulation?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest “He knew too what it was like to live through a hurricane with the other people of the island and the bond that the hurricane made between all people who had been through it,” wrote American novelist Ernest Hemingway in “Island in the Stream.” Hemingway’s home and museum in Key West, Fla., survived Hurricane Irma.In monstrous storms like Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, people feel powerless and awestruck by nature’s destructive forces. They shift into survivor mode, protecting life first, property second. Neighbors help neighbors to safety, and first responders work tirelessly to rescue and evacuate residents. Hemingway was right: Hurricanes create a unique bond for survivors.Farmers and ranchers are too well-acquainted with natural disasters — from silent yet devastating droughts to relentless storms. The Agriculture Department’s Farm Service Agency lists 12 different kinds of natural disasters that can impact farms and ranches. Every year without exception there is a natural catastrophe affecting U.S. agriculture in one or more parts of the country.Harvey, Irma, Maria and western wildfires make this year extraordinarily bad, and the costliest hurricane season ever by far. It was the first time in recorded history that two Category 4 or higher hurricanes struck the U.S. mainland in the same year, followed by Hurricane Maria directly hitting Puerto Rico.It will take some time to accurately assess the agricultural losses, which could easily be in the billions of dollars. Across Florida’s citrus orchards, wind gusts of 60 to 80 miles per hour knocked green fruit off the trees and left many standing in water. Sugar cane was flattened. Livestock pastures were flooded and many farm buildings and fences were destroyed or damaged. In Texas, cotton farmers and livestock producers were especially hard hit. Puerto Rico lost a third of its plantains and coffee crops to Irma. What was left fell victim to Maria.American agriculture cannot afford to lose these farms. Farmers and ranchers need immediate disaster assistance to get on their feet again. Much of the agriculture affected is not transferrable to other parts of the country and is too important to the economy to let farmers call it quits. Nor is it in their nature to do so.The environmental damage from the recent hurricanes and the wildfires is enormous, and highlights how misdirected some of our environmental regulations are when farmers are penalized for normal farm activities.Under the previous administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers tried to redefine “waters of the United States” in the Clean Water Act to regulate activities on dry land and over remote, isolated wetlands. Recently, in California, a farmer was sued by the Corps for plowing a wheat field without a permit, because they insisted he had disturbed a protected wetland. The case resulted in the farmer paying a million dollar fine to settle.What sense does this regulatory overreach make when there are much bigger issues to address, and when hurricanes like Irma and Harvey chew up square miles of land and dump toxic runoff in the ocean? And no, these hurricanes didn’t have a permit. While farmers can’t control the weather some disasters can be avoided with better policies that allow them to manage the land. In Montana, wildfires have been aided and abetted by Forest Service policies that limit grazing and logging, causing fuel to build up. The EPA, Corps and other federal agencies should put more emphasis and resources into mitigating the environmental damage from natural disasters and preventing them where possible.last_img read more

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Give Up Your Too’s

first_imgYou are not too old or too young. It’s never too soon, and it’s never too late. Now is exactly the right time.You are not too uneducated or too educated. You can’t be too book smart, and you can’t be too street smart. You have the exact education you need to take the first step now.You aren’t too thin, too fat, too short, too tall, too ugly, too average, or too beautiful. Outward appearances mean nothing.You aren’t going to go too fast or too slow. The speed of your next step doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is that you take it.You aren’t too poor or too rich. You aren’t too broke, and you aren’t too fortunate that you can ignore your purpose. Money doesn’t matter.You aren’t too busy. You aren’t too far behind. You have exactly the time you need now.You aren’t too afraid. You have the courage to step into your fear, to step through your fear, and to step into your future.Give up your too’s.last_img read more

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