Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin 18/12/2019Energia Ireland’s Most Christmassy Home Winner 2019 – Tony Noonan from Tullig North, Templeglantine, Co Limerick.Pic: Don MoloneyTony Noonan from Templeglantine, County Limerick has been crowned the winner of Energia Ireland’s Most Christmassy Home.The winner was selected through a public vote and given a cash prize to donate to charity.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Tony is donating his €3,000 to six charities: Brothers of Charity Services Foynes & Brothers of Charity Services Newcastle West, Milford Care Centre, Adare Alzheimer’s Branch, Cry Monagea and Recovery Haven Tralee.18/12/2019Energia Ireland’s Most Christmassy Home Winner 2019 – Tony Noonan from Tullig North, Templeglantine, Co Limerick.Pic: Don MoloneyHealso received an Energia goody bag filled with some products from the Energia Smart Home Store, helping to make his home smarter and more energy efficient.Geoff Codd Head of Marketing and Retail Development, Energia commented; “The whole team here at Energia would like to congratulate Tony Noonan for being crowned the winner of Energia Ireland’s Most Christmassy Home,”.The nationwide competition searches for the best decorated home in Ireland during the festive season, and has raised over €18,000 for charities throughout Ireland in the last three years. Twitter Advertisement Previous articleAlleged Islamic State member Lisa Smith to spend weekend in prison after bail not processedNext articleLimerick Post Show | Christmas Special Meghann Scully Email Print LimerickNewsLimerick man wins Ireland’s Most Christmassy Home 2019By Meghann Scully – December 20, 2019 2299 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
Facebook Officials, students: College still worth the cost Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – December 27, 2020 Pinterest Twitter TAGS Facebook Local NewsEducation Despite any debts she might incur, University of Texas Permian Basin freshman Alex Ramos is determined to get her degree and go on to medical school to become a surgeon. A mixture of parental nudging and her own desire made higher education all but certain. “… I think my parents wanted me to go to college and then I also had that want to go to college for my education, so I could become a surgeon and so I could help people. That’s always been … my dream to help people and someday go on a mission trip and help people who can’t afford these surgeries and stuff like that,” Ramos said. “… My parents really have pushed me to go to college. They’ve motivated me to keep my grades up so I could get into a good college and then just the whole aspect of me wanting to become a surgeon just kind of motivated me even more,” she added. Currently working at Our Family Urgent Care in Midland, Ramos is studying biology at UTPB and getting real-world experience at the clinic. “It’s been good. The change from high school to college is a little different. I’m not going to lie, but overall I feel like my university has done really well … with helping freshmen get into the swing of college and managing their classes and managing all aspects of their time,” Ramos said. In her personal opinion, she said, going to college should be mandatory. “… It gives you a jump on your life once you get out. You study what you love to do, what you want to do and yeah you’ve got to pay for it, but I feel like the more studies you do … the more you’re going to get in your future …,” Ramos said. She had a pleasant surprise taking courses outside of science. “I recently took a Shakespeare class and that was probably one of my favorite classes. I never really liked Shakespeare, but it was an English … requirement and I enjoyed it a lot. And also math; I love math. Math is like one of my best subjects ever, so I love my math class. I’m a nerd. I like anything difficult,” Ramos said. The Midland High School graduate said if people are on the fence about college, attend for a year maybe at a community college and see how they feel. “I would say get your associate, even if you don’t know what you want to do. Get your associate (degree) in business because you can do anything with business. Then maybe at that point you’ve figured out what you want to do and you’ve already invested your time and your money into something important …,” Ramos said. Avery Vega, a graduate of George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa, is now attending classes in the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin virtually while working at the Great Texas Oil Change in Odessa. He’s going for a degree in supply chain management. Vega said two different things went into the decision to stay home and start his freshman year online. “The first was that I felt the school did not have adequate preparations for accommodations for COVID. It was still two people per room. If somebody got COVID, they’d be moved somewhere else. There was not any required face mask, so in general in Austin, especially on the campus (it) was like a breeding ground for COVID,” Vega said. “The second reason was a simple cost thing. I could go to college and spend $12,000 on room and board to get COVID, or I could save $12,000 for the next semester and work or do something similar,” he added. He said he still feels college is worth it, although a lot of people might not think so. “I’m just looking at it from the expected earnings that you get after attending college compared to the price that you spend on college. It’s just like it’s a no-brainer financial decision if you’re able to do that and COVID has not changed that. It’s certainly made aspects of school more difficult, but it’s also made other aspects … like working … a lot easier,” Vega added. He said it’s wonderful to be able to live at home and save money so he can put it toward more college and not have as much debt. Having to work while attending college and being involved in club activities would probably be too much for a lot of people, himself included, without letting something slip, Vega said. He said his college degree will be worth it when it’s done, especially because it’s in business. “Some degrees offer wonderful returns and some degrees don’t,” he said. If you go to film school, for example, it’s probably not as good a decision as going to medical or business school or going into any science, technology, engineering or math field, he said. He added your expected earnings will likely be many times what they would be if you had not earned a college degree. If someone were on the fence about going to college, Vega said his advice would depend on what field they want to pursue and what their situation was. “If you want to go to college to be an automotive engineer, I would say it’s not worth it. There’s lots of other opportunities for you, especially in Odessa, that you can find that will pay off better. If you want to go to medical school, you kind of have to (go to college); you don’t have a choice. It’s medical school for a reason,” Vega said. “If you want to just go and have the college experience, it’s probably not worth it from a financial perspective. As with all things, you have to make sure that you go out there and you do that research and you find the right fit for whatever career you want to go into. In some scenarios, college isn’t worth it. But in a lot of those scenarios, college is absolutely worth it,” he added. He agrees with Ramos that community college is a “wonderful way to dip your toes in the water to figure out if learning and going down this route is going to be the right option for you.” “It’s relatively cheap. There’s pretty much a community college in every single town you live in, so your cost of living (isn’t) going to be that much harder. The content is not as time consuming as a bachelor’s or master’s degree would be, so it’s a lot easier to work and go to school so you can pay your way through school, which is something that’s a lot harder” when you’re going for a bachelor’s degree. “And again, the payout from getting an associate degree is definitely there, so if you want to go ahead and head that way, getting an associate degree from your community college is a great idea, especially just figuring out what you want to do … I know a lot of people, including myself, wasn’t sure what they wanted to do so finding your way in community college when the stakes are a lot lower is a wonderful option,” Vega said. UTPB Vice President of Enrollment Management PJ Woolston said college can be free for a lot of students. Generally speaking from the viewpoint of universities, they are concerned about higher education access for students, he said. “We understand the value of going to college and getting a degree, which even when you look at the cost, a lot of times the college part can be free to a lot of people. It’s not … that nobody pays for it. It’s that the student doesn’t have to pay for it. Someone pays, but the costs are covered by organizations like the federal government and the state government. There’s so much funding and it goes so much further at a public school than it does at a private school that the student with need that’s coming from a family that doesn’t make a ton of money a lot of times doesn’t have to pay anything because those costs are covered by somebody else,” Woolston said. There are ways of shortening college time such as dual credit where students can earn up to two years of college credit before they go to a four-year university. They may also be able to earn an associate degree while still in high school. Woolston said students also can take Advanced Placement classes and Odessa High School has an International Baccalaureate program. “There’s lots of ways to get a head start while you’re in high school, and especially if students are proactive, if they’re thinking in advance I want to go to this school, or I know I want to major in this, they can make sure that the classes that they’re taking early on are going to be directly applicable …” Woolston said. All of that reduces time to degree. Planning ahead, he said, is occurring more than it has previously. He added that everyone is aware of how expensive college is and the colleges have been proactive about setting up dual credit programs. “Now it’s so standard and so many people do it that it’s much more straight forward,” Woolston said. He said ways to cut the cost of living is by not living on campus, doing your laundry at home and getting food from home. High schools also stress filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. “It’s a way to sort of level the playing field, to make sure that organizations like the federal government and the state government can know how to cover the costs of certain people based on their income. That’s how we get to the need-based part because everyone talks about scholarships, and of course … UT Permian Basin and Odessa College and Midland College, they’re going to be thinking about scholarships for students, too. We’re trying to package that with the need-based aid to minimize the direct cost to the student,” Woolston said. UTPB also has scholarships for students whose families make less than $60,000 where tuition costs are covered. Odessa College also offers a variety of scholarships and discounts. On average, Woolston said, someone who has a bachelor’s degree is making more than double an annual salary that a person with a high school diploma is. “The trade-off is someone with a high school diploma is working sooner. If they’re not going to college, they can work full time, they can make more money than someone who is working part time and going to college. But within a couple of years of graduating, they quickly pass that,” Woolston said. Studies show that students who have a college degree make $1 million more — at least — over their lifetime than students with just a high school degree, Woolston said. “That’s just like the first level of why a college degree pays off. We also know that the unemployment rate for people with a bachelor’s degree is about a quarter or a third what it is for people without a bachelor’s degree …,” Woolston said. There are also secondary benefits, he said, such as people with a bachelor’s degree are more likely to have health insurance; they’re more likely to have a retirement account; “they’re much more likely to be civically engaged and to vote.”“They’re much more likely to be culturally engaged and just have a greater appreciation for the arts,” Woolston said. “All that stuff just comes from spending time with this four-year period — four- to- six-year period. A lot of students are going part time and that can work, too, but it’s this focused time where they’re surrounded by peers; they’re being challenged by just really amazing faculty members. It’s a really formative time in life.” In his state of higher education address, Commissioner of Higher Education Harrison Keller addressed the value of college. “…After the Great Recession, nearly all new jobs created in the United States and 85 percent of the new jobs created in Texas required at least some education beyond high school. And today, early steps toward economic recovery already appear to be leaving those without postsecondary credentials behind. The current recession is also the most inequitable our nation has seen since unemployment data has been tracked. Women, Black and Hispanic Texans, low-income Texans, and Texans in rural communities have disproportionately lost jobs and are seeing slower return to employment. That is why we have launched an initiative to assess and update the 60x30TX plan to be responsive to what Texas needs now from higher education,” Keller stated. According to information from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, those needs include: >> Expanding the plan’s focus to include adults and nontraditional students. >> Identifying and prioritizing the kinds of high-value credentials that are especially important for current and future workforce needs. >> Leveraging higher education’s research and development capabilities. >> And advancing access and outcomes equitably so all Texans can have opportunities to participate in and contribute to the great benefits of the state. Woolston from UTPB said college also offers a chance for choice. Students can schedule the days and times they want to take classes. Pre-COVID, he noted that students who lived on campus are more successful academically and have better relationships with people around them. He added that UTPB has a healthy transfer student population. Asked if more students should be pointed to majors like engineering or nursing, Woolston said not necessarily. An English major can have many choices because they can apply their skills to many disciplines. “… When we hear people say we need more people to go into trade education, I don’t know that it’s necessarily that we need more students in trade education but I do wish that we could see more students think more openly about what they want to do,” Woolston said. He added that in other parts of the world, students have to decide sometimes as young as junior high what they want to do the rest of their lives. “Who knows when they’re that young, let alone when they’re 16 or 17 what they want to do with the rest of their life. Some of them do and the ones who feel a calling to heal people and to help people should go into nursing. The ones who feel a calling to crunch numbers and build stuff should go into engineering,” Woolston said. “We have people who need to go into teaching because they just know they’re teachers. Then we have a whole host of people … who just don’t know yet, and that’s OK, too. They know that college is the right choice for them because of all the opportunities it’s going to provide. We can help them figure it out from there.” According to the College Board website, the average cost of tuition for a two-year public college was $3,440 for in-district students. A public four-year college for in-state students was $9,410. A public four-year college for out-of-state students was $23,890. And a private four-year college was $32,410. The costs do not include room and board. Woolston said part of the reason college costs have gone up is the support provided to students with tutoring, advisors and career centers. “… We’ve started these offices so students can come into college and not just pick a major and here’s the list of classes you need to take … for the next four years. It can be … we’re with you every step of the way. What are you struggling with? Is it a class? Is it a major choice? Is it a career choice? Is it finding an internship? We can help you now with all of that stuff. We’re just trying to help students understand the scope of what we have available,” Woolston said. He added that UTPB is preparing to launch a recruiting initiative focused on the Permian Basin. “… We just want more students to go to college because their future is going to be brighter if they do,” Woolston said. While adults and students alike head to the oilfield when it’s booming, if you go straight to work, Woolston said, you don’t develop those transferrable skills, versatility or resiliency. “That’s stuff we can teach you,” he said. He added that students also learn networking and social skills. “There’s that support piece. We’ve got an advisor, faculty mentors; we’ve got college tutors that help you with your individual classes. The support network is so much stronger,” Woolston said. 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Newsx Adverts Facebook By News Highland – June 2, 2011 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Sinn Fein concerned at new draft County Development Plan Sinn Fein has outline its opposition to the Draft County Development Plan claiming that if adopted as is, it would have a detrimental impact on the county’s rural areas.The plan came up for discussion at this weeks meeting of Donegal County Council, just hours before it was to be released for public consultation.Deputy Mayor, Marie Therese Gallagher, outlined Sinn Feins opposition to the plan and highlighted the detrimental effect, the party feel the plan will have the rural area’s of the county and the Gaeltacht region.The party says there are considerable challenges within plan which the council does not have control over. The plan has been drawn up within National Planning Guidelines, Regional Planning Guidelines and underEPA regs – SInn Fein believes these guidelines and regulations are the real challenges.They say the plan is based on the direction of the National planning guidelines which are to centralise population,In terms of planning, its claimed -under the guidlines being adopted – the freedom to decide where to set up home will be curtailed, and directed by the hierarchy system. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Previous articleFinn Valley College footpaths will be ready – Mc BreartyNext articleLGH offering advice on haemochromatosis News Highland Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest IWDG says one Rossknowlagh whale has not re-appeared Facebook The Donegal Irish Whale and Dolphin Group say one of the Bottlenose Whales which were discovered stranded at Rossnowlagh beach last week has not reappeared.They are appealing to people to be vigilant and contact them if the whale is spotted along the shore.The group says they are keen to get samples from the whale as it will form part of their investigation and will help identify if the pod was a family group or juveniles who were part of the same population. Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleIFI responding to the impact of Brexit and Covid-19Next articleMcGinty gets nod for Republic U21 Squad News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Homepage BannerNews Facebook By News Highland – August 26, 2020 Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21
Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA The North’s First Minister Arlene Foster and other unionists are threatening legal action over the Northern Ireland Protocol.They argue the Brexit settlement agreed for Northern Ireland is not compatible with the Act of Union of 1801, which set up a customs union between Britain and Ireland.Tomorrow the House of Commons will debate a DUP petition demanding London take unilateral action, to lift customs and regulatory checks under Article 16 of the protocol.In a statement, SDLP leader Colum Eastwood says the legal threat is “ill-judged” and will only make current tensions worse. Facebook North’s First Minister threatening legal action over Northern Ireland Protocol Pinterest By News Highland – February 21, 2021 Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleNew licencing reforms to boost hospitality to be announced tomorrowNext article26 new cases were confirmed in Donegal this evening News Highland Twitter Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications
ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) — An 11-year-old girl electrified the crowd at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C., telling the throngs in attendance she was there to represent African-American women who were victims of gun violence whose stories aren’t told.Naomi Wadler, who led a protest walkout at her grammar school in Alexandria Virginia, told the crowd she was there to represent Courtlin Arrington, Hadiya Pendleton and Taiyania Thompson — African-American teenagers who died from gun violence.“I am here today to acknowledge and represent the African-American girls whose stories don’t make the front page of every national newspaper, whose stories don’t lead on the evening news,” she said. “I represent the African-American women who are victims of gun violence, who are simply statistics instead of vibrant beautiful girls full of potential.” The rapt crowd interrupted Naomi with cheers and applause nearly every time she paused for breath. She urged the crowd to join her in telling the stories of the “women of color who were murdered at disproportionate rates in this nation.”Naomi dismissed the notion she might be under the thrall of an adult with an agenda and issued a veiled warning for the politicians in Washington and beyond.“My friends and I might be still be 11 and we might still be in elementary school, but we know, we know life isn’t equal for everyone and we know what is right and wrong,” Naomi said. “We also know that we stand in the shadow of the Capitol, and we know that we have seven short years until we too have the right to vote.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Drug testing should be the last resortOn 29 Jun 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. It’s a little patronising for the inquiry into drug testing at work topredict doom and gloom because they fear employers are getting over zealouswith random monitoring.No employer will entertain such intrusions into their workforce unless theygenuinely believe they have a problem in a safety critical environment. Therisks to morale, trust and motivation, as well as the costs, are wellunderstood. Employers recognise that forcing staff to give urine samples sitsuncomfortably with the shift away from command and control cultures, and can beperceived by talented young recruits as too authoritarian. Drug testing willalways be a last resort. Retailers and city firms have been forced into proactive policies becausedrugs and alcohol are blight on business, particularly in terms of absenteeismand poor performance. For many others, the solution is about educating theworkforce about the dangers of misuse and introducing systems to identifyproblems and tackle them early. There are some excellent examples of HR working with occupational healthteams on preventative practice. An explosion of drug testing, as forecast byDrugscope and Joseph Rowntree Foundation, sounds a bit alarmist to me. 10 steps to instant fame Ever fancied yourself as an HR guru? Personnel Today prides itself onhelping readers get on and get ahead in their careers, so this week we have atongue-in-cheek attempt at providing essential advice that will really get younoticed. Every profession needs its cheerleaders and HR could do with a few more,preferably people who are practitioners and strategists as opposed to the sameold management thinkers. Like it or not, inventing business catchphrases or clever themes for booksare essential prerequisites to making a name for yourself. So take look atpages 21-24 to see if you have the vision and ideas to make it big. Related posts:No related photos.
This paper synthesizes our understanding of the Arctic’s large-scale freshwater cycle. It combines terrestrial and oceanic observations with insights gained from the ERA-40 reanalysis and land surface and ice-ocean models. Annual mean freshwater input to the Arctic Ocean is dominated by river discharge (38%), inflow through Bering Strait (30%), and net precipitation (24%). Total freshwater export from the Arctic Ocean to the North Atlantic is dominated by transports through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago (35%) and via Fram Strait as liquid (26%) and sea ice (25%). All terms are computed relative to a reference salinity of 34.8. Compared to earlier estimates, our budget features larger import of freshwater through Bering Strait and larger liquid phase export through Fram Strait. While there is no reason to expect a steady state, error analysis indicates that the difference between annual mean oceanic inflows and outflows (∼8% of the total inflow) is indistinguishable from zero. Freshwater in the Arctic Ocean has a mean residence time of about a decade. This is understood in that annual freshwater input, while large (∼8500 km3), is an order of magnitude smaller than oceanic freshwater storage of ∼84,000 km3. Freshwater in the atmosphere, as water vapor, has a residence time of about a week. Seasonality in Arctic Ocean freshwater storage is nevertheless highly uncertain, reflecting both sparse hydrographic data and insufficient information on sea ice volume. Uncertainties mask seasonal storage changes forced by freshwater fluxes. Of flux terms with sufficient data for analysis, Fram Strait ice outflow shows the largest interannual variability.
View post tag: Titanic View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Fort Training & Education RFA Fort Victoria conducted a ceremony to mark the loss of the Titanic while working with the Combined Task Force in the Gulf of Aden.At sunset a moment of silence was held to remember the 1,517 lives lost, which took place 100 years ago to the day.The event was attended by the Commander of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, Rear Admiral Tanin Likitawong, Royal Thai Navy, with the officers of Fort Victoria and the multinational Staff of CTF 151.“This event was particularly poignant for the officers of Fort Victoria,” said Third Officer Niall Gordon. “Our roots are firmly in the Merchant Navy and Fort Victoria was built by Harland & Wolff in Belfast, the same shipbuilder who constructed the Titanic.”Many of the improvements in maritime safety which came out after the disaster, most notably the International Convention for Safety of Life At Sea (SOLAS), still govern and regulate safety on board merchant vessels around the world today.Fort Victoria’s Commanding Officer, Captain Ian N Pilling, said, “The terrible loss of life on RMS Titanic resonated around the world 100 years ago today and the subsequent lessons learnt from the tragedy have been adopted by all the maritime countries. It is fitting and a privilege that the CMF Staff of CTF 151 gave their full support in participating in this small remembrance ceremony in respect of all who died on this day in 1912.”Fort Victoria recently assumed the role of flagship for CTF 151 led by Rear Admiral Tanin Likitawong, Royal Thai Navy, with Thai command staff and representatives from the U.S., South Korean, Danish, Dutch and Italian navies. CTF 151 is a multi-national mission-based Task Force, working under the Combined Maritime Forces to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 26, 2012; Image: royalnavy View post tag: loss View post tag: conducts Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: RFA Fort Victoria Conducts Ceremony to Mark Loss of Titanic View post tag: Navy View post tag: mark View post tag: Naval April 26, 2012 View post tag: Ceremony UK: RFA Fort Victoria Conducts Ceremony to Mark Loss of Titanic View post tag: UK View post tag: RFA View post tag: Victoria Share this article