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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SOLDIER SHARES SURVIVAL STORY AT 9TH ANNUAL WALK FOR THE WOUNDED SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

first_imgWhen walkers, sponsors, and other supporters gather on the Ocean City Boardwalk on Saturday, September 30, for the 9th Annual Walk for the Wounded, they’ll hear the inspiring story of a hero who was struggling with an amputation and other significant injuries at an age when most young Americans are enjoying college or embarking on a new career. During the Walk’s opening ceremonies, Sergeant Sean M. Lewis (U.S. Army – Medically Retired) will explain how Operation First Response helped him overcome the challenges he faced upon his return from the battlefield.Sergeant Lewis joined the Army on his 17th birthday, while still a senior in high school. After training, he joined the 588th Combat Engineer Battalion as a Communications Officer, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division. In March, 2003, he deployed to Iraq, where he served primarily in Baqubah in the Diyala Province. On January 21, 2004, Sergeant Lewis and two fellow soldiers, Gabriel Palacios and David Parker, were hit by a mortar round. Palacios and Parker were killed in the explosion, while Sergeant Lewis survived, losing his right leg and suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury, hearing loss, and shrapnel injuries as a result of the blast.Sergeant Lewis retired from the Army in May of 2006. A full time student studying Music Education, his goal is to teach music at the middle school or high school level, while caring for his five-year-old son, Truitt.Registration for the 9th Annual Walk for the Wounded takes place at the Ocean City Music Pier at 8:30 a.m.  Opening ceremonies begin at 9:30 a.m., and the three-mile Walk begins at 10:00 a.m. All proceeds from Walk for the Wounded will help Operation First Response, rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator, support wounded soldiers in times of crisis. More than 97 cents of every dollar raised will be donated directly to injured soldiers who are facing financial, physical, and emotional struggles.To learn more about Walk for the Wounded, please contact Tricia Ciliberto at (609) 402-5190 or [email protected]last_img read more

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Press release: HS2 confirms London Euston and Old Oak Common construction teams

first_img Contact form https://www.hs2.org.uk… HS2 Ltd, the company responsible for building the new line, intends to appoint the following joint ventures: Euston: Mace Limited and Dragados S.A. Old Oak Common: Balfour Beatty Group Ltd, VINCI Construction UK Ltd, VINCI Construction Grands Projets SAS and SYSTRA Ltd Euston and Old Oak Common are 2 of the most important elements of the project. Two landmark stations which will help unlock tens of thousands of jobs and new homes across the capital. Together with our Birmingham stations, they will transform the way we travel and set new standards for design, construction and operation. Mace/Dragados and Balfour Beatty/VINCI have strong track records of delivering some of the world’s most challenging and exciting infrastructure projects and I look forward to welcoming them to the team. Press and media enquiries HS2 Minister, Nusrat Ghani, said:center_img At Euston, HS2 will more than double capacity, to deal with increasing passenger demand while freeing up space on the west coast mainline for more freight and local and long distance commuter services to places like Watford and Milton Keynes.Mace and Dragados have a strong track record of delivering complex and demanding infrastructure projects including Battersea Power Station (phase 2), Mumbai International Airport Terminal Two and work on delivering the Spanish high speed rail network, including the major new Madrid Atocha and Barcelona Sants stations.In February 2018, HS2, on behalf of the Department for Transport and Network Rail, appointed Lendlease to develop a masterplan for the wider Euston site, which could support up to 14,000 new jobs and almost 4,000 new homes, as well as shops, cafes and public spaces.At Old Oak Common, the arrival of HS2 is expected to help kick-start the UK’s biggest regeneration project, transforming the former railway yards into new neighbourhoods supporting up to 65,000 jobs and 25,500 new homes.With platforms both above and below ground, Old Oak Common will be the UK’s best connected station, with direct services to three major airports and eight out of Britain’s ten largest cities as well as London’s new Elizabeth Line (Crossrail).Balfour Beatty and VINCI have experience of some of the world’s most complex construction projects, including the new Tours-Bordeaux TGV, Thames Tideway tunnel and the London 2012 Aquatics Centre.HS2 services will eventually connect over 25 destinations and 30 million people across the UK. Trains will serve existing city centre stations in places like Glasgow and Liverpool, as well as brand new purpose built stations in Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, and the East Midlands. The news comes a day after the release of the latest design images for Old Oak Common, where HS2 meets London’s Crossrail line.Work is already well underway on the transformative high-speed rail project, with more than 7,000 jobs already supported, both directly and across the UK-wide supply chain. In London, more than a thousand people are at work on site, clearing the way for the start of construction and delivering essential pre-construction works, including HS2’s pioneering archaeological programme.The station Construction Partners will be responsible for working with HS2 Ltd and the station designers, to coordinate the delivery of the station, including platforms, concourse and links to the London Underground and other rail services.Welcoming the news, HS2 Ltd Chief Executive, Mark Thurston, said: Euston and Old Oak Common will be catalysts for real change and regeneration, driving forward growth in their local communities while providing better journeys for passengers. I am confident that these leading construction firms will deliver iconic stations that are safe, accessible and open to all. The press and media enquiries line is for accredited journalists onlylast_img read more

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Lady Trojans Successful Weekend At Southport

first_imgEC Volleyball traveled to Southport for their annual invitational. JV finished 2nd, losing only to Southport in the championship. Varsity finished 3rd.  EC vs. Indianapolis Scecina.  Lost in 2. We started very slow in both sets, but gave them a run for their money at the end. I believe we are the better team, but we didn’t prove it on the court until it was too late. Scecina was very disciplined and I think that frustrated us. These girls showed a lot of heart int he second set being down more than 10 at one point. They refused to quit and ended up tying the game at 20 before giving up the final 5 point run to end the match.    EC vs Scecina at Southport 8-24-19EC vs. Indianapolis Lutheran. Won in 2. We came out strong in the first set, attacking from every avenue to start the match. We pushed from the service line and offensively. In the second set, we let them stay in the game and go point for point too much, but they held strong and finished it in two.    EC vs Lutheran at Southport 8-24-19EC vs. Tri-West. Won in 3. This was probably the best game of the day for us and definitely the strongest competition. We were fired up and our defense came up big in all three sets. The girls finally bought into what the coaching staff has been saying and it showed on the scoreboard. We played our best volleyball of the season in this match and only look to build from here.    EC vs Tri-West at Southport 8-24-19 (1)Varsity is now 3-2 on the season.    Next up: Rushville in our home opener on Tuesday. Freshmen start at 5:30, JV and varsity will follow.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.   ECVB JV finished 2nd in the Southport tournament losing to the home team, Southport.  EC vs. Indianapolis Scecina. ECVB JV started their morning off with a victory against Scecina. Even though we suffered behind the serving line, and gave one too many free points, the girls gathered themselves and finished strong. After the first set finished the jitters left and the girls played with more confidence and togetherness.  With one win in, we continue on to play Indianapolis Lutheran next in the Southport Invite.    EC vs. Indianapolis Lutheran.Against Indianapolis Lutheran ECVB JV pulled out a tight 3 set victory. Lutheran was a very well matched competitor for they fought back throughout the entire match. With the lack of communication we dropped the second set but came back and went on a run in the third set. The girls were able to come together and figure out how to win in a pressure situation. EC vs. Southport.    ECVB JV lost to the host team in two sets with the scores of 20-25 and 18-25. With the lack of communication and effort we laid down to Southport in two sets. Southport was a very disciplined team and it was very noticeable in the defensive aspect of their game. The girls continued to attack and push back but could not quite pull through. A loss can teach you a lot more than a win can and it is those lessons we will take and grow with.      ECVB JV is now 4-1 on the season.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Josefa Andres.last_img read more

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