Young people from Limerick City prepare to enter the ECO-Den

first_imgThe Munster ECO-Den is supported by Clare County Council, Cork City Council, Cork County Council, Kerry County Council. The Department of Environment, Community and Local Government and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs are the main funders of the overall initiative while Alupro Ireland and Dublin City Council are also supporters of the programme. WhatsApp NewsBreaking newsEnvironmentYoung people from Limerick City prepare to enter the ECO-DenBy Bernie English – April 5, 2016 927 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Young people from Villiers School (North Circular Road, Limerick City) and St. Munchin’s College (Corbally Road, Co. Limerick) as well as groups from across from across Munster are preparing to face the judges in ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards ‘Dragon’s Den Style’ ECO-Dens on Wednesday 6th of April at the Aula Maxima, University College Cork. Participants ranging from 10-18 years will present their action project to raise environmental awareness and make a positive contribution to their local community. Advertisement As an all island initiative, ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards rewards and recognises the work of young people in environmental protection through local environmental action projects. Now in its seventeenth year, the programme has been receiving hundreds of applications from schools and youth groups from both the Republic and Northern Ireland over the past few weeks. The Munster ECO-Den is the third of five regional ECO-Dens. Established in 1999, ECO-UNESCO’s annual Young Environmentalist Awards are a fun and exciting way to empower young people to become better citizens, to build awareness of environmental issues in their locality and promote simple actions and lifestyle changes to improve the environment for all.Groups successful in the regional finals have a chance to attend the annual National Showcase and Awards Ceremony event held each May. There, participants will get a chance to showcase their work, meet TV celebrities and win fantastic prizes.by Bernie [email protected] Facebook Linkedin Commenting on the upcoming ECO-Den, Elaine Nevin, National Director of ECO-UNESCO, Ireland’s environmental education and youth organisation said,“The ECO-Dens present a fantastic opportunity for young people to a pitch to a panel of experts, tell them how their project makes a difference to the local environment and why they should be shortlisted for the finals in Dublin this May. The quality of the projects presented to us at the Connaught ECO-Den has always been very high and we are looking forward to hearing about what steps this year’s young people have taken to tackle environmental issues.” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleOn SYMBOLS: Culture of Death and Cultural LifeNext articleAnother first for Shannon Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. TAGSDragons DenlimerickVilliersYoung Environmentalists Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ECO-Den finalists will have to convince a panel of expert judges including Elaine Nevin (ECO-UNESCO), John O’Halloran (Vice President for Teaching and Learning at UCC), Dr Mary Stack (Environmental Awareness Officer at Cork County Council) and Sinead Mc Donnell (Environmental Awareness Officer at Limerick City and County Council) that their group deserves a spot at the ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards 2016 Gala Showcase and Awards Ceremony in Dublin’s Mansion House on Wednesday 18th May. Print Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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What Fannie Forecasts for Housing in 2019

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / What Fannie Forecasts for Housing in 2019 Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton May 17, 2018 16,898 Views David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Tagged with: Economic and Housing Outlook Fannie Mae Home Prices Home Sales Housing Starts Share Save Previous: Mortgage Diversity Group Elects New Advisory Council for 2018 Next: The Evolution of Housing Wealth Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articlescenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago What Fannie Forecasts for Housing in 2019 Economic and Housing Outlook Fannie Mae Home Prices Home Sales Housing Starts 2018-05-17 David Wharton The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research Group’s May 2018 Economic and Housing Outlook predicts continued economic growth throughout the rest of 2018. As we enter 2019, however, the GSE forecasts a potential change in that momentum.According to Fannie’s May 2018 Economic and Housing Outlook, the GSE forecasts 2018’s full-year growth to hold steady at 2.7 percent. Fannie’s Outlook also predicts the Fed will institute two more interest rate hikes before year’s end.“We remain confident that, despite a first-quarter hiccup, economic growth will pick up through the rest of 2018,” said Fannie Mae Chief Economist Doug Duncan. “There are signs that consumer spending is poised to strengthen in the months ahead, and we believe recent fiscal policy actions are likely to contribute to growth this year.” But for 2019, the Outlook predicts a deceleration to 2.3 percent growth.“Come 2019 … we expect the fiscal boost to fade, and we adjusted our forecast lower accordingly,” Duncan said. “We also note mounting downside risks to our projections, including growth-constraining protectionist trade policies and rising oil prices, among others. Meanwhile, housing’s upward grind should continue, despite a lackluster first quarter. We expect home sales to post modest gains both this year and next, as prices rise and affordability declines amid low for-sale inventory.”Fannie forecasts 1.3 million housing starts by year’s end, compared to 1.2 million in 2017. Single-family housing starts are expected to experience 7.9 percent year-over-year (YOY) growth in 2018, as compared to 8.6 percent in 2017 and a predicted 5.4 percent in 2019.Fannie anticipates new single-family home sales to grow 11.8 percent in 2018. In 2017, that number was 9.3 percent, but the forecast 2019 number drops all the way to 3.8 percent year-over-year. Existing-home sales are expected to remain mostly steady, with a predicted 1.5 percent YOY change in 2018 and 2019 forecast to come in at 1.2 percent.Total home sales are anticipated to come in at 2.5 percent YOY for 2018, with 2019’s forecast slipping to 1.5 percent, slightly below 2017’s 1.9 percent growth.To read all of Fannie Mae’s Economic and Housing Outlook data for May 2018, click here. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

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Former Donegal Minister pays tribute to the late PJ Mara

first_img Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Tributes are being paid from across the political divide following the death of PJ Mara.The 73 year old former Fianna Fail strategist passed away overnight after a long illness.Party leader Micheal Martin has described him as a “true original” who brought immense humour, judgement and commitment to his role.Former Fine Gael TD Maurice Manning has said he was a close friend despite being “a master of the black arts”.Former Minister for Tourism & Sport Jimmy McDaid has been paying tribute to him on today’s Shaun Doherty Show:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/jimmy1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Former Donegal Minister pays tribute to the late PJ Mara Twitter WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week (photo – Irish Independent)  Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook By admin – January 15, 2016 Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+ Previous articleTown centre project scrapped due to lack of fundingNext articlePositive meeting over recent Donegal flooding crisis admin last_img read more

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SC Refuses To Grant Interim Bail To Sajjan Kumar Serving Life Sentence In 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots Case

first_imgTop StoriesSC Refuses To Grant Interim Bail To Sajjan Kumar Serving Life Sentence In 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots Case Sanya Talwar13 May 2020 12:28 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to grant interim bail to Ex-congress MP Sajjan Kumar, convicted and serving a life sentence in a 1984 anti-sikh riots case.A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Indu Malhotra & Hrishikesh Roy stated that there was no ground for hospitalisation reflected in the medical report submitted by AIIMS board warranting bail.Senior Advocate Vikas Singh appeared…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to grant interim bail to Ex-congress MP Sajjan Kumar, convicted and serving a life sentence in a 1984 anti-sikh riots case.A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Indu Malhotra & Hrishikesh Roy stated that there was no ground for hospitalisation reflected in the medical report submitted by AIIMS board warranting bail.Senior Advocate Vikas Singh appeared for Kumar and submitted before the three-judge bench,”If my client dies in Jail tomorrow, his life sentence will automatically get converted to death penalty” Solicitor General Tushar Mehta argued that the case was in fact of “genocide” and that “Kumar was leading a mob”.At this juncture, CJI SA Bobde stated that the bench was inclined to keep the bail pending as no ground had reflected institutionalisation.On March 4, the top court had directed Sajjan Kumar to appear before an AIIMS Board to determine whether his medical condition warranted institutionalisation. The Board was directed to submit its report in a week.The former Congress MP had moved a bail application before the apex court on health grounds, and his counsel, Senior Advocate Vikas Singh had asked the court to hear it on an urgent basis. Singh informed the court that Kumar had lost 7 kgs and was dealing with a life threatening disease due to which he must get interim bail to be admitted to hospital for immediate medical attention.On January 14, Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had issued notice on Congress Leader Sajjan Kumar’s plea against his conviction and sentence in the 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots Case.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Full Level 5 restrictions being implemented from tonight

first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – December 31, 2020 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Google+ Non-essential retail is opening for the final day for at least a month, as the country has entered its third lockdown.Household visits were banned at midnight, and school holidays have been extended until the second week of January.The measures are due to end on January 31st.Taoiseach Micheál Martin says the Government will take a cautious approach to lifting them………..Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/08martin-virus-lead.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Twitter Previous articleMan injured in Donegal Town assaultNext articlePeople urged to stay at home tonight News Highland WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Full Level 5 restrictions being implemented from tonight Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

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A ground-based radar for measuring vertical strain rates and time-varying basal melt rates in ice sheets and shelves

first_imgThe ApRES (autonomous phase-sensitive radio-echo sounder) instrument is a robust, lightweight and relatively inexpensive radar that has been designed to allow long-term, unattended monitoring of ice-shelf and ice-sheet thinning. We describe the instrument and demonstrate its capabilities and limitations by presenting results from three trial campaigns conducted in different Antarctic settings. Two campaigns were ice sheet-based – Pine Island Glacier and Dome C – and one was conducted on the Ross Ice Shelf. The ice-shelf site demonstrates the ability of the instrument to collect a time series of basal melt rates; the two grounded ice applications show the potential to recover profiles of vertical strain rate and also demonstrate some of the limitations of the present system.last_img

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Patriots owner Robert Kraft prays for one more season with Tom Brady

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC News(NEW YORK) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is Super Bowl bound for the 10th time in his 25-year tenure, but with one game between the Pats and a sixth NFL title, he’s holding onto the winning attitude he’s had since day one. He also had a message amid some recent controversy: “I love the refs,” he said in an exclusive interview on ABC News’ Good Morning America Wednesday, noting with a strategic smile that he’s still got one more game left in the season. As the Patriots prepare to take on the Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta, Kraft said that despite what happened with the blown pass interference call that cost the Saints a trip to SB53, he thinks the referees “actually do a great job.” “I’ll tell you in our game in K.C., there were a number of controversial calls that they had to get right and they got them all right,” he said. “They have a tough job.” “In life, I learned things happen, nothing is perfect. No excuses, you make it happen, you do your best,” Kraft said on GMA. “We have human errors sometimes, but we have to move on. And it’s unfortunate, and we have to be diligent about trying to get it corrected.” This week marks the 25th anniversary of Kraft’s then-NFL record $175 million purchase of the Patriots in 1994, and at the time he vowed to turn them into league champions. “My objective in doing this is to help bring a championship to New England,” he said in his first press conference as the owner. Kraft has clearly surpassed his goal and become by far the most successful franchise in the league during his time at the helm with five Super Bowl championships in 10 appearances. Nine of Kraft’s trips to the Super Bowl have been with head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady, who Kraft said despite changes in physical appearance is still the exact same player he drafted 19 years ago. “The thing that’s most impressive to me, he is still the same guy that he was when he came out of Michigan and I met him, that skinny beanpole coming down the steps with that great physique,” Kraft joked about the QB’s slim stature. “He’s the same person today as he was when he was fourth on the depth chart back there in 2000,” Kraft said. Kraft added that when his wife passed away nearly eight years ago, Brady “was there for me in a way only my sons were.” All that to say, he would do anything to keep Brady, 41, around for another season. “Once you have good people, the trick is to try to have continuity,” Kraft said. “But please God, one more season that Tommy and Bill Belichick, who are the best at what they do in my opinion, will be with us for 20 years — two decades.” The team is headed back to the championship this year after falling short to the Philadelphia Eagles in their Super Bowl appearance last year. But Kraft is confident that Brady’s leadership, hard work and “selflessness” is the “key” to continuing the team’s winning culture on Super Bowl Sunday. “In anything in life the key is getting good people around you and creating a culture where everyone is open to disagree, but keep it in the family, which is hard sometimes, especially in the business that’s so public,” Kraft said. As for any outside factors that could shake the team — like a fan who attempted to shine a laser pointer at Brady during the AFC Championship game on Sunday — Kraft said he is “laser focused.” “I just hear the word laser and I think of Tommy and his eyes — he was laser focused, and so whatever it was, I think it was a positive influence,” he said. “But I think part of the security check has to be sure those kinds of things don’t happen.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. January 23, 2019 /Sports News – National Patriots owner Robert Kraft prays for one more season with Tom Bradycenter_img Written bylast_img read more

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Exchange Club Seeks Nominations for ‘Book of Golden Deeds’ Recipient

first_imgFor 49 years annually, the Exchange Club of Ocean City has honored individuals or groups who do good deeds for the community.On April 27, the club will honor its 50th Book of Golden Deeds recipient at a dinner at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point.The club is seeking nominations for people who fit the following criteria:The honoree need not have great wealth, prestige or high social standing. He/She might well be from the humblest walk of life, a hitherto undistinguished marcher in the passing parade. One of the most satisfying aspects of the Book of Golden Deeds is its recognition of sacrifices and unselfish services of persons who otherwise would remain unheralded.The person to be honored might come from the ranks of highly dedicated people in almost every profession: teachers, physicians, nurses, clergymen, etc. A winner might be found among those widows and hard-pressed widowers who manage to raise decent, God-fearing, good American families despite poverty and adversity. Also worthy of recognition are many honest, unselfish, progressive public office holders and devoted civil servants. Some who deserve acclaim yet rarely receive it are the tireless volunteers in the health and welfare organizations, civic planners, youth leaders, and philanthropists.The honor need not be confined to individuals; golden deeds are often the result of teamwork. Civic bodies, charitable organizations, fundraising groups aiding worthwhile causes might be worth of recognition.A nomination form (due by March 30) is attached below, along with the names of the 49 recipients of the Book of Golden Deeds.Download (PDF, 68KB)last_img read more

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Sleater-Kinney Teases New Album Produced By St. Vincent

first_imgWhile Brownstein previously mentioned the forthcoming project in early 2018 in an interview with Billboard focused on Portlandia, she warned that it would not be coming any time soon. “Now, just so you know, we’re going to do this very slowly,” she said. “It’s an ongoing conversation.”Now, it appears that conversation includes St. Vincent as a producer, and it’s expected to see the light of day this year. In a new post on social media, Washington-native indie rock trio Sleater-Kinney announced that they have some new music on the way produced by Annie Clark—better known by her stage name, St. Vincent. The post, shared on both Sleater-Kinney and St. Vincent’s pages, is light on details, simply stating “Sleater-Kinney. Produced by St. Vincent. 2019.”The new project would mark Sleater-Kinney’s first studio album since their 2015 comeback LP, No Cities to Love. The trio, comprised of Corin Tucker, Janet Weiss, and Carrie Brownstein, reformed in 2014 following a nearly decade-long hiatus, during which Brownstein earned a new name for herself in the comedy world for her work on Portlandia with Fred Armisen.As Pitchfork notes, early last year, St. Vincent shared a clip of herself warming up for a show with a rendition of Sleater-Kinney’s “Modern Girl”. The year prior, in 2017, St. Vincent collaborated with Brownstein on a series of Instagram short films.last_img read more

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Prolonged sitting, TV viewing appear to shorten life

first_imgSitting for more than three hours a day may shorten your life by two years, even if you are physically active and don’t smoke, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Pennington Biomedical Research Center (PBRC) in Baton Rouge, La. Watching TV for more than two hours a day may also reduce life expectancy by another 1.4 years, they found.The study, published July 10, 2012 in the online journal BMJ Open, is one of a growing number of recent studies pointing to the health hazards of a sedentary lifestyle. Several previous studies have linked extended periods spent sitting down and/or watching TV to conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.I-Min Lee, professor of epidemiology at HSPH, and Peter T. Katzmarzyk of PBRC analyzed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) to calculate the amount of time U.S. adults spent watching TV and sitting. They reviewed the research database MEDLINE for published studies on sitting time and deaths from all causes, pooled the data from the five relevant studies involving almost 167,000 adults, and reanalyzed it, taking account of age and sex. They combined this data and the NHANES figures to come up with an estimate of the theoretical effects of a risk factor at a population. Read Full Storylast_img read more

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