Limerick students representing Ireland in global competition

first_img Previous articleSister act claim €500,000 lottery prizeNext articleLimerick businesses snuggling up for Duvet Day Editor Email University of Limerick appoints first ever woman president of an Irish university Advertisement Intermediate Care Facility patients benefiting from holistic healthcare model Limerick Post Show | CSSI 2020 Print Facebook Twitter Linkedincenter_img TAGSECCUL Breaching the gender barrier at UL Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR University of Limerick came out on top at this years Smedia Awards Students from University of Limerick are pictured with Pat OÕDoherty, Chief Executive of ESB, after they claimed The top prize at the ESB Inter Colleges Challenge. The winning students will now represent their college at the international challenge event in Montreal in March 2017.Left to right:Darren Fehilly,Patrick Lo,Eoin Hann,and David Monaghan.Photo Tony Parkes/ESBStudents from University of Limerick, Darren Fehilly ,Patrick Lo, Eoin Hann,and David Monaghan, pictured with Pat O’Doherty of ESB. Two Limerick students will compete against counterparts from all over the world in an engineering and commerce competition in Canada this week.Patrick Lu and Eoin Hann from Limerick city join two other University of Limerick team members as they undertake three gruelling tasks over the course of five days (February 28 to March 4) at the Engineering and Commerce Case Competition (ECC) in Montreal.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The team was selected to represent Ireland following their win in the ESB Inter Colleges Challenge last November. During that task, the team researched and designed a complex engineering and financial energy challenge in just seven hours.As well as this sponsored trip to Montreal to participate in the competition, ESB also offered Patrick and Eoin and the other winning team members a paid placement within the company.For now, the second year engineering students are focused on taking on teams from Canada, U.S and Saudi Arabia. The University of Limerick team is proudly flying the flag for both Ireland and Europe in this reputable competition which is hosted at the renowned Université Concordia. The aim of the competition is to find solutions to real-world challenges that modern industries face.Wishing the team luck before they depart for Canada, Pat O’Doherty, Chief Executive of ESB, said: ”Such competitions offer Patrick and Eoin and their University of Limerick team members a great opportunity to showcase their skills and understanding of real engineering and consumer challenges. ESB is proud to sponsor the team’s efforts in Montreal and we wish them every success as they proudly represent their university, their respective counties, Ireland and Europe.”Dr. Vanessa Egan, Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering and team coach for this competition, says: “The University of Limerick team is looking forward to travelling to Montreal for the Engineering and Commerce Case Competition. This is very exciting opportunity for these undergraduate students who have been preparing for the last two months and who are looking forward to the challenge.” NewsEducationLimerick students representing Ireland in global competitionBy Editor – February 27, 2017 1140 last_img read more

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Mason City’s Parks & Recreation Department finally has permanent home

first_imgMASON CITY — While most of the news surrounding the new multi-purpose center in downtown Mason City has dealt specifically with the opening of the arena, another milestone was reached today. The city’s Parks & Recreation Department opened their new office in the same wing of Southbridge Mall where the arena is located. Recreation Superintendent Brian Pauly says it’s nice for the department to finally have a permanent home after decades of being moved around different places throughout the city.  “Even before my time, we took abandoned schools, abandoned buildings, there are stories of the Rec Department actually being able to communicate in a two-story building because there’s holes in the floor. For us to actually hunker down in a permanent location for the next 40 years is outstanding, and to be part of the actual Renaissance project and the big movement of downtown is even greater to be part of this positive momentum that’s continuing to happen with the mall.” Pauly says having three program rooms solely designated for activities in the new office will continue the positive momentum of the department.  “The real nice thing is that we actually have designated programming rooms and meeting rooms. In the past, we’ve been kind of limited. If we run our summer camp program out of our office, which we have quite a bit for the last I think eight years, it kind of handcuffs us. If we want to run our child care program but then also do like a STEM camp with 4-H or Iowa State Extension or whatever, we can do it. If we want to hold a coaches meeting and a park board meeting on the same night in our office, we can actually do that, the other places, we would have no capability of doing that.” Pauly says having the office in a visible spot right outside the mall-side entrance to the arena is a big thing.  “People are  walking past us every time they come in through the mall entrance to the arena. Word of mouth and foot traffic is the best marketing you can even have, so just having a 2000-seat arena right next to us, and it can seat up to 4200 for concerts, we’re going to be seeing those people.”Pauly says it’s been great to solidify some partnerships in the community with the move next to the arena.  “We do a lot of community outreach and partnerships through our department, and just being connected with the arena has actually strengthened even more partnerships with this move, with our local businesses from Pretzelmaker and The Sports Page, all the way to getting strong ties with the North Iowa Bulls, the Figure Skaters and Mason City Youth Hockey.”Over the last three decades, the Parks & Recreation office has been several locations, including the old Garfield Elementary school site, Mohawk Square, the former Washington Elementary school building, and most recently next to the Mason City Senior Center in the 300 block of 4th Northeast.last_img read more

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Sheriff: PBSO Will Get Body Cameras

first_imgPalm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said Wednesday evening that his agency will soon get body cameras.The announcement came during a roundtable discussion called the Community Forum onPolicing.He believes the cameras will help improve transparency between the department and the community.“We are one of the agencies that don’t have it, but we are very excited about the fact that we are going to have it,” he said. “It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.”Bradshaw added that the department is in discussions with the county administrator and will also be speaking with the county commission, in order to determine whether funding for the equipment may come from sales tax money.Additionally, PBSO is reviewing several vendors, in order to ensure the agency has the best technology available, according to Bradshaw.County Commission to Consider Body Cameras for PBSOlast_img read more

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Lawrence wins the medal

first_img3rd Paul Bray (7) net 73B Flight1st Jim Elphick (26) net 692nd Iain Jones (24) net 713rd Kevin Hamilton (17) net 73It was well contested to the very end as Glasgow boy Lawrence McBride won the monthly medal for March by a single stroke on net 68, edging A Flight mate Peter ‘the right honourable’ LeNoury and B Flight winner Jimmy ‘two shots’ Elphick.  Lawrence won a lead crystal whiskey decanter, a bottle of Jameson’s Irish whiskey and his name will be added to the Lewiinski’s wall of shame.  Lawrence will also receive an invite to the Gold medal to be played later in the year.Medal winner Lawrence McBride (right) is congratulated by Paul Bray.The man riding a purple patch, Aussie star Paul Bray, closed the flight with a net73.Iain Jones followed Jim Elphick up the B Flight steps with a steady net 71, leaving ‘Big’ Kevin Hamilton to tidy up the flight.Back at Lewinski’s and after the presentation, Lawrence kindly shared his whisky with the lads.Monday, March 14, Greenwood A & B – Stableford1st Gerard Lambert (24) 38pts2nd Lawrie McBride (16) 37pts3rd Merle Humphreys’ (19) 37pts4th Clair Pettitt (24) 37ptsGreenwood is a popular venue with most, regardless of the journey, so a field of 20 players set out to play the A & B layouts.  With hardly any breeze at all it was another very hot and humid day for most of the lads.Gerard Lambert won the match with a best on the day 38 points and was a stroke clear of four players: Sunday’s hero Lawrie McBride, Merle Humphreys, Bob Fagan and Sean Soden.  When the scrap was finished it was Lawrie who emerged from the heap with the silver and Merle the bronze.  Bob Fagan filled the fourth podium spot and you can guess were Sean was left.Wednesday, March 16, Pattana B & C – StablefordA Flight 1st James Brackett (7) 36pts2nd Connor Doyle (10) 34pts3rd Lawrence McBride (16) 34ptsB Flight1st Peter Henshaw (23) 39pts2nd Paul Garvey (23) 36pts3rd Thierry Temime (23) 36ptsThe forecast called for one of the hottest days of the year, although this was tempered by a slight breeze that made the day quite pleasant.A total of 26 players turned out for a day of good scoring, with James Brackett taking first place in A Flight with a solid even par round and Peter ‘ the silver surfer’ Henshaw winning B Flight with a man of the match 39 points.  Peter was three clear of Paul Garvey and Thierry Temime, with Paul edging it in the ensuing count back.James’ A Flight winning score was two clear of a quartet of players in the shape of Connor Doyle, the man on fire Scotland’s Lawrie McBride, Peter ‘the right honorable’ LeNoury and Aussie Lou ‘Zig-zag’.  When the divots had settled, it was Connor who lifted the silver and Lawrence the bronze while Peter and Lou were left standing at the bar.Friday, March 18, Burapha A & B – StablefordA Flight1st Lawrence McBride (16) 45pts2nd John Harrison (16) 43pts3rd Chris Schwen (14) 35ptsB Flight1st Thierry Temime (23) 39pts2nd Gerard Lambert (24) 38pts3rd Bob Fagan (24) 37ptsA busy week concluded with a visit to Burapha to play the A & B layouts and the players found the course to be in excellent condition while the weather was mad hot and humid.This month’s medal winner Lawrence McBride fished the week as he started by recording a fantastic 45 points; this was Lawrence’s fourth pay window visit of the week and he might just find a one way ticket to a destination of his choice in his pink envelope.John Harrison pushed Lawrence all the way with a flawless 43 points to pick up the silver while a trio of players were knotted on 35 points and when the knot was untied it was Chris Schwen who got to fill the final podium spot, leaving Paul Bray and Robert Christie at sea level and potless.The laurels in B Flight went to Thierry Temime with a rock solid 39 points.  Thierry was trailed in by one stroke increments by Gerard Lambert and Bob Fagan in that order.Note: Lewiinski’s is situated on Pattaya land Soi 1, Beach Rd Soi13/13 near Walking Street.  Anyone wishing to play with us just pop in and add your name to the list or call Peter on 086 139 6301.  Transport is provided. PSC Golf from Lewiinski’s Golf SocietySunday, March 13, Green Valley – Monthly MedalA Flight1st Lawrence McBride (16) net 682nd Peter LeNoury (13) net 69last_img read more

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Varadkar and Johnson expected to speak ahead of G7 summit

first_imgTaoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Boris Johnson are expected to speak again by phone next week, before Mr Johnson attends the G7 summit of world leaders.Sources confirmed the phone call is likely to take place as part of a fresh round of appeals by Mr Johnson to EU leaders and before he travels to the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, next weekend.Mr Varadkar and Mr Johnson have to date held one phone call a fortnight after the new British prime minister gained power, and are due to hold a face-to-face meeting in early September. However, next week’s phone call is likely to prove vital to setting the tone for future engagements in the lead up to the October 31 Brexit deadline, with it still being unclear if the two leaders will meet in September in Dublin or London.The phone call is expected to see Mr Johnson again push for the backstop to be scrapped, and for Mr Varadkar to underline the importance of protecting the Good Friday agreement.Downing Street has separately indicated Mr Johnson will use the coming days to speak with a number of other EU leaders, including key figures French president Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Biarritz next week.The fresh diplomatic efforts come as opposition parties in Britain continue to push for an alternative government to block a no-deal Brexit, and as leaked German government papers stressed Berlin will oppose any backing down on the existing withdrawal agreement if it damages the Irish backstop. Varadkar and Johnson expected to speak ahead of G7 summit was last modified: August 17th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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How Warriors plan to help DeMarcus Cousins adapt to their pace

first_imgSubscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book.OAKLAND – The Warriors’ newest star player has yelled at officials over calls, teammates for not passing the ball and coaches for not featuring him correctly. But with DeMarcus Cousins finishing the final stages of his rehab of his left Achilles tendon, the Warriors do not sound worried one bit on how they will manage Cousin’s emotional outbursts.“DeMarcus is a great guy. …last_img read more

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Dead Sea Receding Shoreline Reveals Amazing Geology

first_img(Visited 202 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 As the Dead Sea’s water level continues to decline, interesting geology comes to light.The Dead Sea is dying, because the Dead Sea is drying. The well-known body at the lowest elevation on Earth (1,380 feet below sea level) is more than a historical landmark and a geological wonder. It is a place of renowned mineral resources. It is a popular stop on Holy Land tours. Yet its future is very much in doubt, right within our century. Yet the news for science is not all bad.Lena Gregorian wrote a guest entry about the Dead Sea for “State of the Planet,” Columbia University’s Earth Institute blog. Her article begins with a photo of one of the huge sinkholes that have opened up along the receding shoreline. The water level has been receding a meter a year, she says. The recession makes of more of the lake’s mineral wealth, particularly potash used in fertilizers exported around the globe, less accessible to the water-based extraction methods. She urges practices to stabilize the processes in order to preserve the sea for future generations.For a much more in depth article, see the BBC News article by Kevin Connolly. The Dead Sea is a fun place to show off the ability to float while reading a newspaper, as many tourists know. “But the Dead Sea is also a unique ecosystem and a sensitive barometer of the state of the environment in a part of the world where an arid climate and the need to irrigate farms combine to create a permanent shortage of water.” The article includes satellite image comparisons showing the shoreline receding over the past 44 years, mostly due to the taking of water from the Jordan River, its only source. Graffiti of sea level marked during World War I now stands high on a dry rock.The Dead Sea is a land of superlatives that has captivated the ancients as well as modern tourists. “The landscapes of the Dead Sea have an extraordinary, almost lunar quality to them – imagine the Grand Canyon with Lake Como nestling in its depths,” Connolly writes. “And the people of the ancient world understood that there was something unique in the place, even if they couldn’t be quite sure what it was.” It would be a shame for our generation to permanently alter this wonder of the world.The shoreline recession has damaged shoreline industry and tourist operations because of geological activity, particularly sinkholes. There were none 40 years ago. Now, there are 5,500 of them, Connolly writes, showing a photo of a resort severely damaged by sinkholes on the former beach. Sinkhole formation is accelerating. This year, he says, 700 of them formed.They form when underground salt deposits left behind by the sea as it retreats either collapse into huge chasms or dissolve when fresh water seeps underground and causes the ground above to give way.Some of the craters are huge – perhaps 100m across and 50m deep – and in places it looks as though the area is in the grip of a powerful earthquake happening over the course of several decades.Geologists are watching the region with great interest (cf 5/03/04). In the GSA Bulletin, a journal of the Geological Society of America, Israeli and UK geologists were able to study horizontal shear zones from seismic events evident on the Lisan Peninsula because of the receding shoreline. They conclude that significant displacements took place simultaneously during a single earthquake, rather thanDespite the hazard caused by near-surface destructive horizontal displacements during earthquakes, field evidence for coseismic slip along horizontal discontinuities is exceptionally rare, mainly due to the lack of adequate exposure and markers. However, within the seismically active Dead Sea Basin, the late Pleistocene Lisan Formation contains vertical clastic dikes that are sheared laterally at maximum depths of 15 m, and thereby provide unique profiles of such horizontal displacement…. The exceptional quality of exposures and markers enables us to document, for the first time, the details of near-surface horizontal shearing, and indicates that displacement along horizontal bedding planes is a viable mechanism to absorb coseismic deformation in well-bedded near-surface strata.Creation geologist Dr. Steven Austin has also used the opportunity to look for evidence of historical earthquakes (see ICR article). In exposed canyons along Dead Sea shoreline sediments, he believes he has identified several earthquake markers mentioned in the Bible, including the big one recorded by the prophet Amos that shook most of the land of Israel in the time of King Uzziah (Amos 1:1). In another ICR article, Austin describes the extent and consequences of that major quake.The Dead Sea will most likely reach equilibrium with its input sources before drying up completely. Preventing further recession is difficult due to the political differences between Israel, Jordan and other neighbors affected by this large, historic body of water that is 8 to 9 times saltier than the ocean.Much within Israel looks very different today than it did in Biblical times. It’s disconcerting to some tourists to find a shopping mall and hamburger joint on the backside of King Saul’s palace mountain of Gibeah, to say nothing of mosques atop the Temple Mount. But there is still a great deal to see and appreciate in Israel. If you have not toured the Holy Land yet, try to see it while you can. Tensions in the region may continue to escalate to a point that will make travel dangerous. Tourists cannot help but notice who is trying to preserve the history and archaeology, and who is trying to blow it up or rain rockets down onto it.A one-minute video on YouTube draws a spiritual parallel in a “Tale of Two Seas” on the Jordan River: The Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea. 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Bafana upbeat for World Cup opener

first_img9 June 2010South Africa take on Mexico at Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg on Friday in the opening match of the 2010 Fifa World Cup. It promises to be a thrilling encounter, with Bafana Bafana’s players oozing confidence, though well aware that the Mexicans will be tough to beat.Bafana striker Bernard Parker said he was aware that their first opponents were an experienced side, but one that would hopefully not outplay them.“We know that they are an experienced side, but we cannot be walked all over on our own home ground. We will go out to do what we do best, keeping the ball on the ground and scoring goals,” he said on Tuesday.The FC Twente striker said he was not concerned about facing Mexican skipper Rafael Marquez, who is regarded as one of the best defenders in the world.“I know that Marquez is an experienced defender, but should he become more solid, as a striker I will also get tougher,” he said.‘Anything is possible’Parker said Bafana’s focus is to go beyond the group stages of the tournament. “We want to beat all our opponents; anything is possible at the knockout stages,” he said.Winning all their World Cup preparation friendly matches has boosted the player’s confidence, Parker said, adding that they did not feel under pressure as they were physically and mentally fit to face Mexico.Bafana defender Matthew Booth said confidently that, once they had beaten Mexico on Friday, the momentum would carry them through to the second stage of the tournament.“Our coach [Carlos Alberto Parreira] proved to be the right candidate for the job because he gave the team confidence. We are physically fit, looking good as ever,” he said.Injury not seriousBafana’s goalkeeper, Itumeleng Khune, said the injury he sustained when Bafana beat Colombia 2-1 was not serious, and that he was more than ready for the opening match. “It was just a knock, and the medical team declared me fit.”Khune said it was important for Bafana to win their opening match on Friday.“It is crucial for us as the host to win all the matches; we’ve a good advantage – our supporters who will come in their numbers blowing vuvuzelas. We are prepared to do more than our best for our country. We are prepared to show what we are made of.“Mexico is an experienced team, but we will give them a good run,” Khune said. “We’ve quality and capable players who are committed to making themselves and their country proud.”Khune emphasised that the team wants to beat the Mexicans and not draw with them.‘They should be worried about us’“I don’t think as Bafana we should be worrying about Mexico, instead they should be the ones worried about playing us at home in front of our vibrant crowd.”Teammate Siphiwe Tshabalala, who will be making his 50th appearance in Bafana colours, said he can’t wait to play on Friday.“It would be an important day for me because I will be marking my 50th cap for Bafana, and I would like to celebrate the day with a very good performance and victory,” he said.Mexico has qualified for the past four World Cups, from 1994 until 2006. They have reached the round of 16 on every occasion, but have not progressed beyond that stage. The Mexicans are currently ranked 17th by Fifa.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Twitter Cohort Lite

first_imgBy Molly C. Herndon, Social Media SpecialistThe Personal Finance and Network Literacy teams will again be joining forces to create a learning opportunity for folks interested in Twitter. The 2-week event will begin May 18.This year’s event will focus on asynchronous activities that participants can complete at their own pace. The event’s guides have assembled resources and homework for participants that will teach new skills and broaden existing networks. Watch videos and view last year’s syllabus here.The Twitter Cohort Lite promises to be an easy way to get your feet wet and start tweeting with a supportive and encouraging network of professionals. By participating in this year’s event, you will:Build your Twitter personal learning network centered around your interests.Engage in conversations with a Twitter community that starts with your fellow cohort members and reaches across the world.Start online relationships that will last into the future.Begin to see how Twitter can be used for teaching, learning, and connecting.So if the Twitterverse seems intimidating or if you’re just learning to enhance your own personal learning network, register today for this immersive learning opportunity.This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network blog on May 5, 2015.last_img read more

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Home Minister to examine Pakistan doctor’s mercy plea

first_imgP. Chidambaram will examine the mercy plea of Pakistani prisoner Mohammed Khalil Chishty.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has asked Home Minister P. Chidambaram to examine if the request for Pakistani doctor Mohammed Khalil Chishty could be considered on “humanitarian” grounds. A Supreme Court judge had requested the prime minister to grant pardon to the Pakistani prisoner locked up in Ajmer Central jail. The prime minister has forwarded Justice Katju’s letter for the pardon of 80-year-old Khalil Chishty to the home minister. Chishti was sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of murdering one of his relatives during a brawl over disputed property. Manmohan’s intervention came a day after Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot cleared the mercy petition of the prisoner. In his letter to Chidambaram, the prime minister has said, “I shall be grateful if you could examine the request of Justice Katju to see if a pardon to Dr Khalil Chishty could be considered on humanitarian grounds.” For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

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