Four Limerick schools get funding

first_imgEmail Jan O’Sullivan, the Limerick minister who will be involved in the launch of the new energuy initiative “Let’s Conserve Energy Together Better.” Advertisement FOUR Limerick schools will get funding to either build from scratch or improve their schools as part of a €2.2 billion plan.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up  The Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, announced the 70 school projects nationally which are scheduled for construction in 2015.iIn Limerick, Coláste Iosaf in Kilmallock will get an extension, Coláiste Chiarain in Croom will get a new post-primary, Scoil Mocheallóg in Kilmallack is in line for a replacement primary school and Galvone National School in Southill wil also get a replacement school. Previous articleDinner is served for Limerick’s needy this ChristmasNext articleLimerick councillor Tom’s school of hard knocks 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. Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSfeaturedJan O’SullivanlimerickMinisterschools Print NewsBreaking newsFour Limerick schools get fundingBy Bernie English – December 18, 2014 751 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Harvard readies for a different kind of celebration

first_imgIt will be a day to reflect on challenges and triumphs, growth and change. It will be a celebration of accomplishment and the shared commitment to put the wisdom gained to use in making the world a better and more just place. In many ways, the ceremonies honoring this year’s graduates will be familiar if different, and in a year full of surprises there will be yet one more: a red-headed comedian for whom anything goes.The virtual celebration, Honoring the Class of 2020, will kick off at 11 a.m. on May 28, with the link going live at 10:30 a.m. Welcoming remarks from President Larry Bacow will open the ceremony, followed by orators Michael Phillips ’20 and Sana Raoof ’12, Ph.D. ’18, M.D. ’20. And the Harvard Band, which celebrated its centennial this academic year, will perform.A conferral of degrees, remarks from Harvard Alumi Association President Alice E. Hill ’81, A.M. ’88, Ph.D. ’91 (whose son, Hamish, is among the honorees), and a musical interlude will lead up to the key address by Martin “Marty” Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post. Baron is widely considered to be one of the most consequential journalists working today. In what may be considered something of a preview, Baron spoke with the Gazette about the current state — and future — of journalism and of its heightened importance in the “fake news” era.Celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma ’76, who has been uploading pieces to YouTube from his home during the period of social distancing, will also give a musical performance.The College will stream its online program from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Former Class Day speaker and Class of ’85 alumnus Conan O’Brien will make an appearance at the celebration, giving a short address during the livestream on some undisclosed topic.“I don’t dare to predict what students might get out of remarks from Conan,” said Jack Megan, director of the Office for the Arts, of the comedian, writer, and star of the late night talk show “Conan.” “His intelligence, versatility, and lightning fast wit could take us anywhere. But I do know that students will feel his genuine concern for them, for he expressed it so clearly in conversation.“He said yes to this right from the start. He wants to take a hard moment in their lives and make it a little better. I imagine moments of reflection, irony and laughter. Maybe even a little catharsis. Above all, I know they will sense his generosity.”The University-wide celebration will feature programs from the individual Schools (visit Honoring the Class of 2020 website for details). Among the highlights will be Harvard Medical School alumnus and NASA astronaut Robert Satcher Jr., who will take the podium for the Medical School and School of Dental Medicine ceremony; founder and director of the Equal Justice Initiative Bryan Stevenson, J.D./M.P.P. ’85, will speak to Law School graduates; and the Business School will begin its Class Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. This year’s postponement of the annual traditional celebration honoring the graduates is not the first disruption of the event in the long history of the University. Smallpox and other issues canceled the 1752, 1757, and 1764 ceremonies, and British-Colonial tensions stood in the way of public events from 1774 to 1778, and again in 1780. During the Spanish flu epidemic in 1918, degrees were conferred, but again large public gatherings were restricted.President Bacow said in a statement in March that the decision to delay the ceremonies was made to ensure the health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and family members amid the coronavirusout break. He assured the community that an in-person celebration would be held at a future date when it is deemed safe to gather once again.For more information, visit the Commencement Office website.  For more coverage of the day, visit the Gazette’s special series page, Honoring the Class of 2020.last_img read more

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Petrobras firms up deals for Marlim 2 FPSO with Yinson

first_imgMalaysian FPSO provider Yinson has signed contracts with Petrobras for the delivery, operation, and maintenance of the Marlim 2 FPSO. As for the FPSO, Marlim 2 will be installed some 150 kilometres off the Brazilian coast, in a water depth of 930 meters. It will have the capacity to process up to 70,000 barrels per day of oil and 4 million cubic meters of natural gas. The other FPSO for the Marlim revitalization project is the Marlim 1. Japan’s MODEC received a letter of intent for the supply, charter, and operations of an FPSO vessel for the project from Petrobras back in October 2019. First oil from Marlim 1 is planned for 2022. Illustration; Source: Petrobras FPSO Marlim 2 will be Yinson’s first vessel to operate in Brazilian waters. Also worth noting, Yinson and Sumitomo Corporation announced their intention to collaborate on the Marlim revitalization project back in March 2019 in the event of a successful bid by Yinson. On Monday, Yinson added that there would be no extension of the term of the charter under the contracts.center_img According to the FPSO provider, the date of final acceptance under the contracts is expected in the first quarter of 2023. Yinson won two letters of intent from Petrobras in October 2019 for the charter and operation of the Marlim 2 FPSO for the Marlim revitalization project in Brazil. The company said at the time that the estimated aggregate value of the contracts was equivalent to $5.4 billion. The contract period is for 25 years from the date of the final acceptance. Yinson said last week that its subsidiaries Yinson Production Pte Ltd, Yinson Boronia Production B.V., and Yinson Boronia Serviços de Operação Ltda, had now entered into definitive contracts with Petrobras for the Marlim 2, under the same terms as stated in the letters of intent from October 2019. Marlim 1 will be MODEC’s 16th project for Petrobras and will be chartered for 25 years. The 15th FPSO order for MODEC from Petrobras was for Búzios 5 field. It was ordered back in June 2019.last_img read more

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Heineken Thrills Fans in Lagos, P’Harcourt with UCL Football

first_imgLast Tuesday and Wednesday, excited football fans in Port Harcourt and Lagos thronged the Higi Haga Bar, Rainbow Town, Port Harcourt and Ember Creek, VI, Lagos, to watch the return legs of the semi final games of the 2017/2018 UEFA Champions League between favourites, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Roma, at exclusive Heineken UCL match experience centres.Fun games and chilled glasses of Heineken were readily available to the expectant guests as they exchanged banters with one another and settled in to relax for the highly anticipated match.While on Wednesday, Lagos had its turn at the Heineken live match experience.  Football fans stormed the Ember Creek, VI, Lagos, to watch their teams, A.S. Roma and Liverpool, battle for the 2nd spot at the UEFA Champions League final. After the ultra-dramatic first leg where Liverpool clobbered Roma into a 5-2 win at Anfield, anything could be expected to happen. Liverpool were headed to Stadio Olimpico, where Roma had not conceded in five Champions League games this season.  Heineken, premium lager beer, will continue to share the drama of the UEFA Champions League with football fans as the 2017/2018 Champions League season leads up to what promises to be a climactic final.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Zambia awarded points, leaves Ghana’s world cup campaign in danger

first_imgFifa has stripped Sudan of its 2-0 win against Zambia in a 2014 World Cup qualifier because one of its scorers was ineligible to play.The disciplinary committee of football’s world governing body ruled that Saif Ali should not have played in the 2 June game in Khartoum.Zambia protested that Ali played despite receiving yellow cards in previous competitive matches, including when Zambia beat Sudan in an Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final in February.Fifa declared the match “lost by forfeit by Sudan,” awarding Zambia a 3-0 victory and with it the three points for a win.The Sudan football association has also been fined US$6,430.Zambia now leads Group D with six points from two matches, and Sudan falls to third place with one point. Ghana are in second place with three points while Lesotho are bottom with a single point.last_img read more

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