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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Dodgers have a big lead in the NL West but race for best record overall is tight

first_imgMIAMI — The race is on.The Dodgers long ago put the National League West in their rear-view mirror — their lead was 18 1/2 games over the Arizona Diamondbacks going into Tuesday’s games. And they hold a healthy nine-game advantage over the Atlanta Braves for the best record in the NL.But the competition to finish with the best record in baseball — and thus homefield advantage through a potential return trip to the World Series — has become much tighter. Going into Tuesday’s games, the Dodgers and New York Yankees had matching records (79-41) with the Houston Astros (77-41) just one game behind.“I guess it’s hard not to be aware of what the Yankees or the Astros are doing,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “But I think the whole thing is — we just want to play good baseball and if we play the type of baseball we’re capable of we should have the best record. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error That changed when the Dodgers got to Miami. Rookie right-hander Dustin May was moved up to start the series opener against the Miami Marlins, changing places with left-hander Clayton Kershaw who will start Wednesday’s game instead.The switch gives Kershaw seven days off between starts and lines him up to get five days off before his start on Tuesday (the Dodgers are off again next Monday).“It’s just the thought that if we can give Clayton an extra day, why not do it? There’s really no cost to doing it,” Roberts said.The change also — coincidentally? — means Kershaw will not face the Atlanta Braves this weekend, a potential playoff opponent for the Dodgers in October.“I don’t really think so,” Roberts said when asked if preventing the Braves from getting a look at Kershaw this close to a potential playoff matchup was a good reason to make the switch. “It’s obviously a good thought. But those guys know Clayton. They’ve seen him a lot. For what we did, that really wasn’t a driver.”After starting the season on the Injured List with shoulder issues this spring, Kershaw has avoided returning. It is the first time since 2015 he has not been sidelined by a back injury.Kershaw has averaged over six innings per start this season and could make as many as nine more starts before the end of the regular season. That would be his heaviest workload in starts and innings since 2015 when he led the majors in innings pitched (232 2/3) and tied for second in starts (33).“He’s actually in as good a place as he’s been at this point in the year that I can recall,” said Roberts who took over as Dodgers manager in 2016.HERNANDEZ PROGRESSKike’ Hernandez took live batting practice Tuesday for the first time since injuring his left hand on July 24. Hernandez suffered a sprain in the area between his thumb and forefinger.Hernandez is scheduled to take batting practice again Wednesday and then head to the Dodgers’ training complex at Camelback Ranch to face live pitching before going on a rehab assignment. He said “if everything goes okay” he hopes to be back on the active roster for the Dodgers’ homestand next week.Meanwhile, Chris Taylor (forearm) and Alex Verdugo (oblique) did not travel to Miami with the team and are already at the training complex in Arizona. Taylor is expected to go on a rehab assignment this week but Verdugo has not been cleared to start baseball-specific activities (like swinging a bat).ROSTER MOVEThe Dodgers placed first baseman Tyler White on the IL Tuesday with a strained right trapezius muscle and recalled outfielder Kyle Garlick from Triple-A Oklahoma City.Since being acquired from the Houston Astros in late July, White has gone 1 for 22 in 12 games with the Dodgers.“He’s been getting treatment on it. I don’t know how much it’s bothered him or impacted his swing,” Roberts said. “It might (explain his .045 average with the Dodgers). And Tyler didn’t make it as an excuse. But you just never know.”UP NEXTDodgers (LHP Clayton Kershaw 11-2, 2.77 ERA) at Marlins (RHP Elieser Hernandez 2-4, 4.94 ERA), 4:10 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), AM 570center_img “But obviously when you’re looking at the National League playoffs and a potential World Series — we’re a long way from that. But homefield increases your chances.”The Dodgers’ chances of playing “good baseball” increase at home where they are 48-16. On the road, they were a less impressive 31-25 before Tuesday’s game, making homefield advantage more valuable, Roberts admitted — even though the Dodgers have made it to the World Series with (2017) and without it (2018).“Yeah, I think so,” Roberts acknowledged. “It’s always good to play at home and if you can control your own fate — which we’re in a position to do — that’s a good thing.”PITCHING SWITCHOver the weekend, Roberts said there were no plans to change the starting rotation even with Hyun-Jin Ryu returning from the Injured List Sunday and off days wrapped around the weekend series against the Arizona Diamondbacks (Thursday and Monday).last_img read more

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