Limerick children called to Doodle 4 Google

first_imgEmail NewsLocal NewsLimerick children called to Doodle 4 GoogleBy admin – September 29, 2010 667 Print Twitter WhatsApp The winning doodle will be seen by millions of Internet users when it is placed on the Google Ireland home page for 24 hours in March 2011. The winning student and their teacher will each receive a personal laptop, and the winning school will receive a €10,000 technology grant.  The four regional finalists and their teachers will also receive a laptop each.Last year’s winner, Ruth Deeney from Loreto Community School in Milford, Co. Donegal said; “Winning the Doodle 4 Google competition was an amazing experience, not only did everyone see my doodle on the Google homepage, but the technology grant has also made a huge difference to our school.”A distinguished panel of ‘Expert Judges’ will help narrow down the cream of the crop to 60 regional winners. This year the judging panel includes Ian Brunswick, Events and Community Manager at the Science Gallery, Sinead Connelly, Dublin City Arts Officer, Sean Kissane, Curator of the Irish Museum of Modern Art and Gary Granville, Professor of Education at the National College of Art and Design.There are four categories in the competition.·         Category 1 – Junior Infants, Senior Infants, 1st Class, 2nd Class·         Category 2 – 3rd Class, 4th Class, 5th Class, 6th Class·         Category 3 – 1st Year, 2nd Year, 3rd Year·         Category 4 – Transition Year, 5th Year, 6th Year and YouthreachThe expert panel of judges will select 15 winners from across the four regions in Ireland. The 60 regional winners will then be displayed on the Doodle 4 Google website and the general public will vote for their favorite doodle. The top four doodles, as voted by the public, will then be judged by the official Google doodle team, who will select the national winner.“With the Doodle 4 Google competition, we’re encouraging children from across Ireland to share their vision. This year’s theme ‘To me, happiness is…’ gives scope for children’s imaginations to run free, and we cannot wait to see what they come up with” said Alice Mansergh, Head of EMEA Customer Marketing at Google Ireland. “Innovation and creativity are founding principles for Google’s business. Our Doodle 4 Google competition allows us to encourage these skills in Irish students, and we’ve always been hugely impressed by the quality of response in this country. The competition has gone from strength to strength, and we’re hoping that this year will be the best yet.” Schools Should register to take part in the competition by October 22nd 2010 and must submit entries by December 10th 2010.  For more information on the competition please visit http://www.google.ie/doodle4google/. This dedicated Doodle 4 Google website is also available in Irish http://www.google.com/intl/ga/doodle4google/. Doodle 4 Google lesson guides are available to help guide students and to assist teachers in integrating the competition into their art classes.” Advertisement Linkedin Facebook Previous articleNews bitesNext articleWelfare of city’s horses under review admin LIMERICK children are been called upon to get creative by internte giant Google who are seeking entries for their Doodle 4 Google competition. Doodle 4 Google is a creative art and design competition which is open to all students in primary and secondary schools throughout the Republic of Ireland. This year, students are being asked to create a doodle around the Google logo based on the theme of “To me, happiness is…”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up last_img read more


Man arrested over Newcastle west shooting

first_imgAndrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] 25-year-old man has been arrested as part of a garda investigation into a shooting in Newcastle West on Wednesday afternoon last where a brother and sister were injured outside their Castleview estate home.Gardai and detectives arrested the male in the early hours of this Thursday morning and are detaining him under section 30 of the offences against the state act.Shortly after 3pm on Wednesday, a gunman opened fire on 34 year old Gerard Hennessy injuring him on his right side.The target’s sister Collette was also injured from pellet spray on the attack.Both were taken to hospital but Ger Hennessy was airlifted to Cork.Gardai at Newcastle West are leading the investigation and appealing for information on a silver coloured Passat that was seen arriving and leaving the scene. NewsCrime & CourtMan arrested over Newcastle west shootingBy Staff Reporter – August 14, 2014 678 Advertisement Print Linkedin Twittercenter_img Email Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleLimerick citywide lead scareNext articleTeddies bare all for Limerick festival exhibition Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more


Increase in the minimum-wage divides groups

first_imgPLANS to increase the National Minimum Wage have been met with divided opinions by a number of business groups.The Small Firms Association has condemned the Low Pay Commission’s recommendation of an increase in the National Minimum Wage.Linda Barry, SFA Acting Director, said “There is no justification for any increase in the National Minimum Wage at this time. Small firms, many of which have yet to feel the economic recovery, have been further destabilised by Brexit. On behalf of the small business community, the SFA calls on the Government to reject the increase proposed by the Low Pay Commission.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Small businesses are the backbone of the Irish economy, accounting for 98% of all businesses and half of private sector employment. Small firm owner-managers have identified wage inflation as the biggest threat to their businesses in the coming year. The recommendations of the Low Pay Commission are out of touch with the reality that these businesses are facing. Additional cost pressures will put jobs in small firms in jeopardy,” Barry continued.“Many small companies will give pay rises this year, but the minimum wage must take into account the situation of the most vulnerable businesses. Brexit-related exchange rate movements have already left Irish firms 19% less competitive in the British market than they were in December 2015. Competitiveness is crucial if small businesses are to maintain and create jobs – the Irish minimum wage is already 6% higher than the UK equivalent and an increase will only make the situation more challenging,” Barry concluded.The Restaurants Association of Ireland say that an increase in the minimum wage will have a disproportionate negative impact on rural restaurants and the rural economy which is yet to see signs of recovery like that of urban areas. If the recommended increases are accepted, the RAI predict restaurant closures in rural and border counties.Trade union Unite has slammed what it termed an “insulting” recommendation by the Low Pay Commission.If this recommendation is accepted by the Government, the lowest-paid workers will suffer a real pay cut after inflation at a time when profits in some low-paid sectors have been soaring.Commenting, Unite Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly said:“The Low Pay Commission has missed an opportunity to use the National Minimum Wage as a strategic tool to start ending the scandal of low pay and ensuring that no-one earns below the Living Wage.“Instead, at a time when some low-paid sectors – such as hospitality – are booming, with profits over 40 per cent above pre-crash levels, workers are being told that they are worth just 10 cent more.  That is an insult to low-paid workers.“The recommendation makes almost no progress on bringing low-paid workers up to the Living Wage:  instead, it may actually drive workers further into poverty, since they will suffer a real pay cut after inflation.“Unite is urging the Government to reject the Commission’s recommendation and announce a real increase in the Minimum Wage – thus telling low-pay employers that poverty pay is not OK”, Jimmy Kelly concluded. Email Facebook Advertisement Previous articleThere’s Mr. F*ckin’ Caplis – John Caplis is 12 Years a TeacherNext articleGarda appeal for missing Limerick teen Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Printcenter_img BusinessNewsIncrease in the minimum-wage divides groupsBy Staff Reporter – July 22, 2016 848 WhatsApp Twitter Linkedinlast_img read more


Budget to be tested through job creation and regional competitiveness

first_imgPrint Email Previous articleÓ’Domhnaill’s Atlantic to screen at BelltableNext article#BREAKING Limerick man left fighting for his life following attack Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Deputy Niall CollinsTHE ultimate budget litmus test for entrepreneurs and businesses will be our ability to increase competitiveness and kick-start regional jobs creation, Limerick TD and Fianna Fáil Jobs and Enterprise Spokesperson, Niall Collins has said this Wednesday.“Prioritising Irish job creators and the self-employed were key policy issues that Fianna Fáil secured in the Confidence & Supply arrangement to facilitate the formation of a minority government. Providing social protection support for self-employed people has been party policy since Budget 2012.”“My party engaged in a series of pre-budget discussions with the Government to secure progress on these Fianna Fáil’s priorities. It is welcome that the earned income tax credit has been increased. Equalising fully the treatment of the self-employed and PAYE workers is a core policy and this process must be completed in the next budget,” added Collins.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “However, competitiveness challenges loom large over our country’s ability to create an attractive business environment.”“Ireland has continued to plunge on the Word Bank’s rankings for the ease of doing business across 189 economies, dropping four places to 17th in 2016. Scant regard has been paid to addressing major items as highlighted by the National Competitiveness Council in Budget 2017.”“Reducing CGT for entrepreneurs to 10% was pushed strongly by Fianna Fáil in discussions.”“We remain disappointed that the UK will still have a more attractive system of relieves which applies a 10% rate to entrepreneurial gains of up to £10m, far in excess of the €1m Irish limit,” added Deputy Collins.“We echo the disappointment of the Irish Exporters Association that the budget did not go far enough to strengthen indigenous Irish companies’ ability to compete internationally.”“More needs to be done with Brexit on the horizon. Fianna Fáil has called for a Minister with overall responsibility for BREXIT to be appointed and we will continue to make the case for such a Minister to be appointed.”“Despite Fine Gael’s talk of spreading the recovery, the fact remains that 52% of the employment gains in 2015 were in the capital despite accounting for 31% of the total state employment, while 46% of all IDA site visits in first 6 months of 2016 were in the capital.”“For SMEs and entrepreneurs the ultimate budget litmus test will be realising regional jobs targets and cutting the cost to businesses and bridging competitiveness deficits.”“A two-tier Ireland is still being entrenched by Fine Gael, and today’s budget announcement does little to instil confidence that they have changed their agenda,” concluded Collins. NewsBudget to be tested through job creation and regional competitivenessBy Staff Reporter – October 13, 2016 703 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashcenter_img Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement TAGSBudget 2017limerickMid West Regionniall collins Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more


Concern over contamination of Rosbrien water supply

first_imgTwitter WhatsApp Facebook Senator Maria ByrneA ‘DO Not Drink’ notice that was imposed on a section of main in the Rosbrien area of Limerick City has now been lifted following consultation with the HSE.This notice was imposed when excess levels of aluminium were recorded on the scheme late last week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It affected approximately 40 households along the Rosbrien Road, near the Old Crescent Rugby Grounds.“All affected customers can now resume normal use of their water supply,” a spokesman for Irish Water told the Limerick Post.“Irish Water and Limerick City and County Council worked throughout the weekend to resolve the issue. Scouring of the network in the area was carried out and further sampling was undertaken. Following this, the HSE was consulted and it was agreed to lift the notice.”Bottled water was distributed to affected households over the weekend while the notice remained in place.Fine Gael Senator Maria Byrne says residents in the area are concerned about how long they have been drinking contaminated water.“I put this question to Irish Water who have informed me they carry out regular checks on mains they maintain and it’s not that long since the last test. This time when they found large levels of aluminium they brought in the HSE for advice who decided it was better for the residents not to drink the water or use it for food preparation.“It is important that every step is taken to sort this matter and make sure that the water is safe. This is a health risk and action needs to be taken immediately,” Senator Byrne commented.Irish Water apologised for any inconvenience to customers as a result of this issue and thanked them for their patience as they worked to resolve it.“We will continue to monitor the supply to ensure that the matter is fully resolved and that the water remains safe to drink. Further information and additional advice for customers is available on www.water.ie or by calling the Irish Water Customer Care Helpline on 1850 278 278. Confirmation of the lifting of the Do Not Use notice will be sent to all affected customers.” NewsEnvironmentConcern over contamination of Rosbrien water supplyBy Alan Jacques – September 5, 2018 1351 Printcenter_img Linkedin Email Previous articleWatch: There’s “something about Limerick” – Chieftain Paddy Moloney ahead of UCH’s 25th anniversary Gala ConcertNext articleAll-Ireland song puts Simon in Clover Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisementlast_img read more


Funding for Patrickswell community centre

first_imgEmail Print Advertisement WhatsApp Twitter Linkedincenter_img Cllr Dan McSweeney, Fine Gael. Photo: Cian ReinhardtPATRICKSWELL Community Centre has moved a step closer to fruition after this Monday’s Metropolitan District meeting of Limerick City and County Council.€100,000 was approved towards the construction of Patrickswell Community Centre from Limerick City West councillors’ GMA (General Municipal Allocation) Fund.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Fine Gael councillor Dan McSweeney welcomed the approval of “such a significant sum of money” towards a community centre in his native County Limerick town.“I was delighted to be in a position to propose this project to my fellow councillors in Limerick City West a number of weeks ago and receive their support for this worthwhile project to bring it to our Metropolitan meeting for final approval,” he explained.“Limerick City and County Council funded a Community Development Plan for Patrickswell a number of months ago and the finding of this report was to proceed with due haste to secure funding for Patrickswell Community Centre. This is the first piece of the puzzle and probably the most important.”The City West representative also takes the view that  Patrickswell has been overlooked for the last number of years by Limerick City and County Council.“The commitment and leadership shown by the councillors of Limerick City West will put increased pressure on Limerick City and County Council to provide community facilities in the area.“Patrickswell has seen additional housing constructed over the last number of months housing young families and unfortunately no plans for additional facilities have been put in place.”Cllr McSweeney added that funding for the community centre would enable the community access more funding from other streams in the future. NewsCommunityFunding for Patrickswell community centreBy Alan Jacques – June 19, 2020 227 Facebook Previous articleHospital refutes claims that private beds were not usedNext articleLimerick Post Show | June 19, 2020 Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more


Villiers students launch Podcasts In The Time of Coronavirus

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Facebook Email LimerickNewsVilliers students launch Podcasts In The Time of CoronavirusBy Meghann Scully – December 11, 2020 318 Twitter Previous articleTom Savage: Healy rumours highlight need for smart investment from MunsterNext articlePREVIEW: The Limerick U20 Hurlers welcome Cork in Munster semi-final Meghann Scully RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsAppcenter_img AT a time where young people can’t gather together to do creative school projects like a school show, there is a danger that the arts projects will completely cease. With a view to giving transition year students a collective creative experience that is COVID compliant, Villiers Secondary School students are making their own podcasts.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Normally, at this time of year in Villiers, a large group of students would be mid rehearsals under the direction of Ann Blake and Niamh Bowen for their TY theatrical production in January. This year, however, no show could take place but the school were keen to give their students a collaborative, creative outlet. Blake, who co-hosts The Limerick Lady Podcast and Ann and Steve Talk Stuff for The Limerick Post, proposed to the school that the students find their voice in a new way that could allow them to safely work together.Over a three week intensive period, under the facilitation of Blake and Bowen, 26 students have gathered ideas and whittled down into teams. Using their own smartphones they started recording, editing and producing seven individual podcasts. Covering topics such as food, music, life before and after COVID 19, gender issues, video games and rugby the students are preparing to release podcasts on the 18th of December.“It’s a new experience that we’ve never done before.” says Grace O’Hagan, a Clare native, who boards in the school and has created The Dish Out Podcast with her friend Laura Kelly.“I’m really enjoying it and I’ll definitely continue making podcasts after this.” “Sometimes it can be difficult for me as English is my second language.” explains Max Beeckmann, a student from Hamburg who is working on a rugby podcast, a sport that he only really started interacting with in September. “But this is a project that’s fun. We are learning so much about podcasting.” Teaming up with friends to create a topic-themed podcast alongside food, Cian McGoey enthuses “It’s good way to try something new with your friends and have a good time with them in a year that’s limited.” Blake explains “It’s great to be able to do something creative with this year’s transition years. In this pandemic it’s so tough for them to have any sense of fun and interaction with their classmates.” Niamh Bowen continues, “We were racking our brains as to what we could do this year. The technology that most young people are walking around with in their pocket is an amazing asset. It allows us to help them create their own work in a way that they can continue to do long after this project ends.”The podcasts will be released on all platforms, in association with the school’s umbrella production title VS Productions, just as school finishes for the Christmas break. Linkedin Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Postpodcast Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more


Police searching for Target theft suspect

first_img By admin – January 11, 2018 Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends Pinterest Twitter Previous articleSex offender charged with failing to report Facebook accountNext articleWOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UTPB falls on road at Texas A&M-Kingsville admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook The Odessa Police Department is searching for a male suspect involved in a theft from Target, 3909 East 42nd St., according to an OPD news release.Police responded to the theft around 5:51 p.m. on Jan. 1, the release detailed.The release said the suspect took two drones from the store and exited without paying.Police are asking anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect shown to call Detective L. Gonzalez at 432-335-3345 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference case No. 18-9000004. Pinterest Home Local News Crime Police searching for Target theft suspect WhatsAppcenter_img Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death Local NewsCrime Police searching for Target theft suspect Twitter Police are asking anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect shown to call Detective L. Gonzalez at 432-335-3345 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference case No. 18-9000004. Facebook WhatsApp Police searching for man connected to hit and run Hawaiian Roll Ham SlidersCreamy Fruit SaladFruit Salad to Die ForPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more


Authorities arrest husband of teacher found dead in Marfa

first_img Pinterest Local NewsCrime Pinterest Jeff Davis County Sheriff logo The husband of a Marfa High School teacher who was fatally stabbed was arrested Monday in connection with her death.A news release sent out by the Jeff Davis County Sheriff’s Office stated 31-year-old Sophia Eleanor Sullivan was found dead inside her Fort Davis home Friday night. Her husband, 30-year-old Daniel Merrill Sullivan told deputies he found his wife, whom he believed to have been murdered, on the floor of their home and she appeared to be deceased, the release stated.Sullivan told deputies he then grabbed his 7-year-old son and ran out of the home to the neighbor’s house, where he called 9-1-1, the release stated.Sullivan remained outside with deputies while Sheriff Bill Kitts, Chief Deputy Jerry Walker and Constable Clay Woods were in the Sullivans’ home where they found Sophia Sullivan’s body. The son was still inside the neighbor’s home when he told the neighbors that his father had killed his mother, the release stated.Sullivan’s son, on three separate occasions, identified his father as the one who killed his mother and the Jeff Davis County Sheriff’s Office obtained an arrest warrant for Sullivan, the release detailed.Sullivan cooperated with authorities and while at the sheriff’s office a swab of his hands was taken. The test was positive, indicating there was blood on his hands, the release stated. Sullivan also agreed to take a polygraph test, which was given Monday, and he failed the polygraph test, the release stated.Sullivan was transported to Hudspeth County Jail and bond was set at $130,000. Twitter By admin – March 20, 2018 WhatsApp Facebook Authorities arrest husband of teacher found dead in Marfa Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleFive things you need to know today, March 20Next articleCHAPMAN: A weakling masquerading as a tough guy adminlast_img read more


Five things you need to know today, April 5

first_img Previous articleCHAREN: This is what you call a conservative budget?Next articleFire destroys home in north Odessa admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR OC employee of the year always learning Local News Five things you need to know today, April 5 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Home Local News Five things you need to know today, April 5 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Twitter ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ center_img Pinterest WhatsApp By admin – April 5, 2018 Odessa Fire Rescue personnel put out an Recreational Vehicle fire at an R.V. Park at 3321 N. Moss Ave. Wednesday, April 4th, 2018. Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Thursday, April 5. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.1. An agreement signed by the presidents of Odessa College and University of Texas of the Permian Basin on Wednesday will make it easier for students to transition between the two institutions of higher learning.2. City Pipe and Supply Corp., one of Odessa’s oldest businesses, recently opened an $8 million new facility off South Highway 385 amid surging demand for parts the company sells to be used for the pipeline network moving oil and gas.3. A woman was charged Tuesday after police observed her speeding through a residential neighborhood with her 3-year-old son in an unsecured child safety seat.4. Permian and Odessa high schools recently hauled home a bunch of hardware — and banners — from the Crowd Pleasers Dance National Showcase in San Antonio.5. IN SPORTS: Odessa High’s Cristian Baeza pitched a two-hitter and Jacob Munoz homered Wednesday as the Bronchos baseball team defeated Midland High 4-1 in District 2-6A baseball action at Pressly Field. Facebook Pinterest Smoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersTexas Fried ChickenPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more