TAGSbudgetfeaturedfinance ministerNoonanwater WhatsApp Pictures reveal damage caused by wipes being flushed down Limerick’s loos Linkedin Advertisement Twitter Print NewsBreaking newsNo water cut offs for tenantsBy Bernie English – October 16, 2014 545 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Previous articleLimerick told ‘no way’ for Wild Atlantic WayNext articleWillie sees no messiah in the mirror 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. No vaccines in Limerick yet Email FINANCE Minister, Michael Noonan has said that landlords are are not entitled to cut water off if they refuse to sign up to water charges.In an interview with Newstalk radio, the Limerick Minister said that “they (Irish Water) are not entitled to cut people off…people need a water supply. They can limit that supply but if Irish water are not entitled then landlords are not”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking to broadcaster, Pat Kenny, Minister Noonan defended the decision to take in existing local authority staff into the new water company.“These are the people with knowledge of the system. They have done their jobs to the best of their ability for many years,” he said.Minister Noonan was speaking in the wake of a parliamentary party meeting at which serious concerns were raised about Irish Water and the way in which the new company is dealing with customers.The Minister denied that budget 2015 was about buying votes for the next election.“My priority was to give some relief to the coping classes..I wanted to make the tax system more work friendly”.Minister Noonan said that the next election “will not be about any single issue. It will be about the economy – whether you’re in work or out of it,” he told Mr Kenny. Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended First Irish death from Coronavirus Facebook
HILT awarded six Spark Grants of $5,000 – $15,000 this fall. Awardees will:Develop new methods for hands-on teaching. Matthew Hersch (FAS) will develop experiential learning opportunities for students in history of technology courses including in-class demonstration and simulation.Expand a pilot “writing oasis” program for graduate students. Nancy Khalil (FAS) will expand “Graduate Writing Oasis,” a successful pilot to provide dedicated time and collaboration in dissertation writing.Evaluate the teaching and assessing of critical thinking. Margaret Hayes (HMS-BIDMC), Suzanne Cooper (HKS), Richard Schwartzstein (HMS), Amy Sullivan (HMS), and William Wisser (HGSE) will conduct a mixed methods study analyzing the teaching and learning of critical thinking skills at Harvard—the differences in approaches across Schools, and faculty and student perceptions of critical thinking instruction and assessment.Form a free statistical help service for all Harvard students. Emily Slade (SPH) aims to bridge the gap between statistics courses and student’s ability to implement concepts in their own work with a student-run consulting service.Increase student pathways in STEM. Katherine Penner (FAS) will implement a large-scale version of a successful pilot “book club” aimed at lower level math students to create an environment to practice and experiment with advanced concepts.Study the writing process through revision history. Daniel Seaton, Selen Turkay, and Andrew Ang (VPAL Research) will analyze revision patterns in student writing, how those relate to activities within specific passages of a written text, and how revision-history analytics can play a role in supporting writing. Read Full Story
8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr If credit unions are to position themselves as disruptors in the data analytics space, it will take a collaborative effort, two experts advised at Monday’s 2016 Credit Union National Association Data Analytics Roundtable in Salt Lake City.“We’ve concluded that there’s going to have to be an industry-wide solution for credit unions,” said Steve Hodgson, principal of RedPort, a data analytics firm that works with credit unions. “There’s just not the scale and the data,” he said during the panel “Building the Analytics Base: Cultures, Concepts and Tools.”Hodgson said only the very biggest credit unions have the budget and the data to achieve their objectives with data analytics. Most credit union must make at least a $1 million investment in analytics with multiple levels of personnel.“So many different skill sets are needed,” Hodgson added. continue reading »
Freeholders have awarded a nearly 20-year lease to HESP Solar, one of the companies that had bid on the lease. The company will pay the county $37,500 a year for each megawatt of solar power that gets constructed at the solar farm. Payments will not start until the project is constructed, according to the county. “The project has the ability to be up to 10 megawatts, which would be $375,000 per year,” Teri O’Connor, county administrator, told freeholders at their work session meeting Oct. 24. “So this is something that we’ve very proud of because we think that that area of the former landfill…cannot be developed into housing or any other type of structure component,” said Thomas A. Arnone, freeholder director. By Philip Sean Curran The landfill, located at Lakewood Allenwood Road, is closed and otherwise could not be used except for a project like this. “So those processes take differing amounts of time,” Sean Brodie, HESP’s development manager, told the freeholders. “We hope that it can be done inside of a year, of the planning process, but that is ambitious.” HESP Solar is headquartered in Suffern, New York. The company’s portfolio includes projects in Barnegat, Lakewood and other parts of New Jersey and in communities along the East Coast. A New York-based energy company intends to produce electricity with solar panels at a closed landfill that Monmouth County owns in Howell Township. HESP Solar will need to get zoning and other approvals to construct the project, including getting permission from the township. “Well, I think it’s a good use, a conversion, of property that would really just lay fallow,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry.
By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsFor many Kootenay International Junior Hockey League teams, the Christmas Holiday break is the unofficial mid-way point to the season.So as the Leafs prepare to make a stretch run during the final seven weeks of the season — first game tonight in Castlegar followed by the New Year’s Eve 1 p.m. matchup Friday at the NDCC Arena against Spokane — what better time for the Green and White to receive their mid-season report card, compliments the sports department at The Nelson Daily.Coach Chris Shaw CWhen the Leaf skipper accepted the job to take over from legend Simon Wheeldon in the spring Chris Shaw probably didn’t expect the road to be filled with so many potholes.It took the Leafs five games to register a victory.There was the suspension to Shaw seven games into the season for using “non-approved – by Hockey Canada – players.”There is the inability of the team to win inside the division — Nelson is a dismal 1-8 against the heavyweights in the Murdoch, Castlegar Rebels and Beaver Valley Nitehawks.The team has been outscored 42-16 in those games.However, the former Okanagan Hockey Association coach believes he has assembled the right pieces to a machine intent on making a stretch run starting tonight in Castlegar against the Rebels.Leafs fans will see if the recent moves, combined with quick learning of some of the younger players, pays off come playoff time.Goaltending C+Marcus Beesley and Darren Hogg have given the Leafs on most nights the opportunity to win. Hogg, from Penticton, has the better numbers, with nine wins in 14 attempts and a respectable 2.88 goals against average, but Beesley has earned the most starts with 19 games played.Unfortunately for the two rookie backstops, the Leafs don’t score a lot of goals — Nelson is 13th in league scoring with 3.28 goals per game — so keeping the goals against down is a must if the Heritage City franchise has any chance of winning.Defence CLike the team, the blueline core, led by captain Taylor O’Neil, didn’t have the greatest of starts.O’Neil’s partner in crime Tyler Parfeniuk went down early in the season with an injury, missing seven games.Shaw’s prize recruit, 6’4”, 205-pound mobile defenceman Raymond Reimer has played only six games, slowing the progression of the team to move the puck up the ice with any great deal of confidence.Those injuries forced rookies Blake Arcuri and 16-year-old Walker Sidoni along with former Penticton Laker Riley Henderson into the fold a little quicker than Shaw probably would have hoped.This group, that includes Braeden Hikichi, needs to be better, especially against those snipers from Beaver Valley and Castlegar.Forwards C-minusExcept for Gavin Currie, the Leafs need everyone on the forward line to be better sooner than later.Currie, 16 goals and 26 assists and points in 15 of the last 19 games, has almost double the points as the next top scorer on the team, Colton Schell.Teams are quickly going to realize shut down Currie and the Leafs offence dries up like water in the Sahara Desert. And now with the possibility that veteran Connor McLaughlin could be lost for the remainder of the season to injury, goals could be at a premium.Two possible players that could pick up the slack are Joel Stewart and Brennan Forman — acquired in separate deals by Shaw.However, the two recruits have yet to strike any fear into opposition defences with only three goals between them.Overall record to date: 17-4-0-1Nelson lost only 10 games during entire season a year ago, finishing 12 points ahead of second-place Castlegar Rebels.This year Nelson will be hard-pressed to catch the Rebels, and must play better to avoid finishing behind Spokane in the race for third. [email protected]
By The Nelson Daily SportsTime to break up the Kootenay Ice.For the second consecutive weekend the Ice scored a three-point weekend, this time against the Okanagan Rockets in B.C. Major Midget Hockey League action at the Capital New Centre in Kelowna.And it could have been better has Kootenay not blown a 4-1 second period lead.Sunday Alex Gillies scored his third of the game with eight minutes remaining in the game to lift the Rockets to a 4-4 tie against Kootenay.Saturday the Ice outscored the Rockets 3-1 in the third to dump the home side 6-4.The win was the first for a Kootenay team against Okanagan since 2006. The Rockets are 17-0-1 since 2006 against Kootenay.The three points are crucial to the Ice, which climbed to within one point of ninth place North Island Silvertips. Kootenay remains six points in back of seventh-place Okanagan.Sunday, Kootenay appeared poised to make it a sweep of the Rockets on second-period goals by Darren Medeiros and Riley Ostoforoff of Castlegar and Brenden Heinrich of Nelson. But Gillies scored three straight goals to pull the Rockets into the tie. Jesse Knowler of Castlegar opened the scoring for Kootenay.Christian Pickless stopped 23 shots to earn the single point.Saturday Kootenay broke up a close game with three straight goals in the third. Nelson’s Dryden Hunt, finishing the game with five points, got the ball rolling with eight minutes into the period. Matt Carr of Nelson gave Kootenay a 5-3 lead before Knowler, with his first of two in the period, scored to give Kootenay a three-goal cushion.Knowler finished with contest with three points.Nelson’s Carsen Willans and Derek Georgopolus of Cranbrook also scored for the Ice.Jared Schamerhorn picked up the win in goal for Kootenay. The Ice returns to action following the Christmas break when the club plays host to the Thompson Blazers Saturday, January 8 at the NDCC [email protected]