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Global Spectrum Energy Services Plc (GSPEC.ng) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgGlobal Spectrum Energy Services Plc (GSPEC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Global Spectrum Energy Services Plc (GSPEC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Global Spectrum Energy Services Plc (GSPEC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Global Spectrum Energy Services Plc (GSPEC.ng)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileGlobal Spectrum Energy Services Plc is an integrated oil and gas offshore support vessel services company in Nigeria with business interests in the key oil and gas producing areas in West Africa. The company provides oilfield support services which include maritime security, maritime training, subsea construction, fleet operations, cable surveys, dam inspections and search and recovery. The operations of the marine services division and security systems division of Global Spectrum Energy Services concentrate on developing countries in West Africa such as Nigeria, Ghana, Equatorial Guinea and Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). Global Spectrum Energy Services Plc offers services for vessel design and manufactures and sells a range of maritime lubricants in Nigeria under the brand name Aegean Marine Petroleum. It is the leading global bunker physical supplier of marine petroleum and provides a full range of mineral and synthetic lubricants to all major and minor ports in the world. The company also serve as intermediaries and agents for organisations seeking partnerships in these regions. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Global Spectrum Energy Services Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Five Things We Learnt From The Rugby World Cup Final Weekend

first_imgAfter the Springboks momentous win, Paul Williams looks at five things we learnt from the weekend. Five Things We Learnt From The Rugby World Cup Final WeekendScrums aren’t ornamentsOver the past few seasons, scrums have been regarded as a messy feature from an age gone by. Like a once proud Toby Jug on a pensioner’s mantelpiece, scrums have become an afterthought that need dusting off and polishing every now and again.But as we saw in the Rugby World Cup final, scrums are the keystone of rugby, without which everything else collapses. With Kyle Sinckler leaving the field in the opening minutes, the game tipped irrevocably towards the South Africans. It would be unfair to blame the entire scrum problem on the tighthead side. England’s loosehead side also conceded its fair share of penalties.Sensational scrums: The Springboks dominated the English scrum (Getty Images)Eddie Jones tried to fix the problem with the introduction of George Kruis. But extra weight behind the props didn’t suffice. Without a scrum, England were unable to exploit Bok handling errors and perhaps more importantly, supply Manu Tuilagi with any clean phase-one ball.England were outplayed in all areas of the field, but it started and ended at the scrum. A lesson that, despite a very positive tournament, the English pack will take a long time to forget.Forwards for dough, backs for showAs much as Super Rugby fan boys like myself want 70m tries and miss-three passes to rule rugby, this RWC, as with most others, has proved that forward dominance is all that really matters. Without it you have nothing.Against the All Blacks, England dominated the gain-line and the deck, providing stacks of fast ball for their backs. That wasn’t the case against the Boks. The Boks dominated every aspect of the collision and the breakdown. Against New Zealand it looked like England had eight carriers, against the Boks it looked like they had two.Flawless Forwards: South Africa’s forward deserve all the plaudits (Getty Images)It wasn’t just in defence that the Boks excelled, Duane Vermeulen was the dominant carrier on the field. Add to that the equally faultless Pieter-Steph du Toit and England’s flankers looked like the young players that they are, instead of the 80-cap players they appeared to be the week before. Both Sam Underhill and Tom Curry have had stunning tournaments regardless.In commentary, the more you hear the names of your pack, the less likely you are to hear the names of the opposition’s backs. And that is exactly how it played out. At times it seemed as though my remote control had placed the English midfield on selective mute.The end of an eraThe third-place play-off not only saw the end of this year’s World Cup cycles for Wales and New Zealand, but it also saw the end of two rugby coaching eras. Steve Hansen and Warren Gatland may have had varying styles, and one of them may have lifted more of the big trinkets, but they are both undeniably the most successful head coaches in their nation’s histories. Whilst Hansen got to lift the World Cup twice and dominate the Rugby Championship, it is Gatland who arguably deserves more praise. He simply did more with less. When Gatland arrived, Wales had admittedly won a Grand Slam in 2005.  But the style of rugby and the structure that stood beneath was as stable as a soup pasty.Two Giants: Hansen and Gatland shake hands before the third place play-off (Getty Images)Gatland changed it all. Not only by making players fitter and more physical, but also by creating a rugby infrastructure that hopefully will last Wales another 50 years.Gatland’s tenure wasn’t without criticism of course. Whilst Hansen was moving creative rugby forward, particularly in midfield and the back three, there was a period where Wales seemed obsessed with giant backs and contact. ‘Warrenball’ was denied as even existing by the coaching staff, when to many, particularly those exposed to southern hemisphere rugby, knew that it did.However, Warrenball diluted significantly in recent seasons, and with it Gatland finished as he started – by taking Welsh rugby to levels of consistency and achievement that it hadn’t seen for 30 years.  Thankyou Mr Hansen and Mr Gatland, you’ve both changed the game for the better and that is a mark of the true greats.A win for the whole of South AfricaThe Boks’ World Cup win was massive, for any number of reasons. But the most important is beyond rugby and undoubtedly bleeds into the social and political. It is impossible to detach sport and politics in South Africa. And rightly so. The country has a long history of social and political nightmares to clean up and rugby is a key part of it.True Reflection: The South African squad seemed representative of rugby in South Africa (Getty Images)What makes this Springbok win seem different is the racial mix of the squad. Whilst things clearly aren’t perfect in South Africa in 2019, this Bok squad felt like a far truer representation of rugby in South Africa. Who could argue that Makazole Mapimpi isn’t one of the best finishers in Test rugby and arguably one of the best under the high ball? Who doesn’t think that Lukhanyo Am’s pass wasn’t one of the most ballsy plays ever seen in a World Cup final? Who doesn’t think Cheslin Kolbe is the most exciting player in the game, in any country? And who doesn’t think that Siya Kolisi now ranks up alongside Francois Pienaar as a great Springbok captain.1995 marked the start of the revolution in South African rugby and whilst the journey is nowhere near complete, it is moving in the right direction.World Rugby needs a ‘most improved category’The final week of the World Cup saw World Rugby announce the Player of the Year and Breakthrough Player of the Year nominees. All of which are well deserved. However, it does leave a big gap for mid-career players. Unless you’re the best player in the world or the best young player in the world, there is little public recognition.Test careers can stretch over 15 years, providing a large gap in which players can improve hugely. Particularly if you’re a lock or prop – just look at Cory Hill for example. Most locks or props don’t look comfortable in Test rugby until their mid-20a – players like Maro Itoje are rare. For most it takes many years to master the intricacies of scrummaging and lock play, not to mention adding the required mass. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Worthy winners: South Africa holding the trophy aloft (Getty Images) Most Improved: May has become one of the top wingers in world rugby (Getty Images)The issue doesn’t just concern players in the tight five. If there was a ‘most improved’ award, this year may have seen the likes of Jonny May get a nomination. World Rugby have enough on their plate without me making more work for them. But if they get a quiet minute…Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Claremont Residence / Keen Architecture

first_img 2015 “COPY” Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/787891/claremont-residence-keen-architecture Clipboard Save this picture!© Dion Robeson+ 21 Share Claremont Residence / Keen ArchitectureSave this projectSaveClaremont Residence / Keen Architecture ArchDaily Photographs Projects CopyHouses•Claremont, Australia CopyAbout this officeKeen ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesClaremontAustraliaPublished on May 25, 2016Cite: “Claremont Residence / Keen Architecture” 25 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/787891/claremont-residence-keen-architecture Clipboard Architects: Keen Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Dion Robeson Save this picture!© Dion RobesonRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. Our client a house to entertain friends and family whilst having the ability ‘lock and leave’ the house with his busy lifestyle. In terms of an investment, he also wanted to maximise the site yield and take full advantage of potential views.Save this picture!© Dion RobesonThe central courtyard allows north light into the heart of the home and creates a core where both the kitchen lounge area spill outside via bi-fold doors. With the two storey void this also creates a very secure outdoors space. The double storey north facing glass soaks up the sun and warmth and spreads it throughout the house. The tinted glass also bounces a soft light back on to the adjoining two storey wall to brighten up a potentially dark southern wall. A feature timber screened balcony off the master suite punches though the steel portal frame again creating interest but also a lockable facade. The timber box has built in bi-folds which open to views of Claremont but can also be a private parents retreat. The flying roof form provides shade to the ‘entertainers delight’, a large open roof deck (engineered to take a future spa) which takes full advantage of river glimpses to the south, the City to the east. A car stacker provided the best solution to provide space for two secure car bays on site and is a valuable addition to the house.Save this picture!© Dion RobesonSave this picture!Plan 1Save this picture!© Dion RobesonThe site is 6.7m wide (very skinny by Perth standards and expectations of usable space). Integrating a car stacker meant dropping the floor level as much as possible and raising the ceiling level to accommodate the stacker all whist staying within the absolute height limits. The balcony encroaches into the setback to maximise usable area and creates a private space. The timber batten enclosure makes it secure and reinforces the modern aesthetic.  The roof shape reduces overshadowing and visual bulk and by following a semi-traditional pitch it allowed council to approve the Development Application without too much fuss.Lot size is 203m2. The build area inc roof deck and garage is approx. 298m2 (ex courtyard which is about 36m2)Save this picture!© Dion RobesonFrom the Client:Tell me a little bit about the people who inhabit the home (what do you do for work and fun?)I occupy the home with my girlfriend, whilst she is a fulltime law student with part time lawyer-type job I run a small technology firm. We’re entertainers, homebodies and enjoy pretending to keep fit so the Claremont location affords the amenity that suits our often hectic lifestyles. Save this picture!© Dion RobesonWhat were you looking for in the home?My brief to Kris was simple; make it low maintenance, make it stand out and please try not to spend all my money in the process. As a business owner time is a precious resource so low maintenance was a key priority during the design process.  Save this picture!© Dion RobesonWith a block size of just over 200sqm jammed between two parapet walls, maximising light and space without sacrificing the aesthetic were other key priorities. I have always warmed to earthy tones and organic materials so Kris used extensive amounts of timber and concrete to create a warm and extremely functional home, he nailed the brief.Save this picture!SectionWhy were you keen commission Kris as the architect?Kris and I were mates from school and had kept in touch socially throughout years. I was introduced to the block by my girlfriend’s father, a local estate agent, who made me climb the roof of the existing home which revealed a breathtaking treetop view, uninterrupted through to the hills. The design had to take this into consideration along with for a requirement of three bedrooms plus a study, to ensure saleability down the track.  Kris was always vocal about his passion for architecture from both an aesthetic and functional perspective. This coupled with his experience working with difficult spaces in Melbourne and his commercial acumen, meant Kris was the ideal man for the job. The house has exceeded my expectations on every level.Save this picture!© Dion RobesonDescribe the style and feel of your home, and what do you love about it?I love this house. From internal courtyard that connects the kitchen to the living creating a singular space across the ground floor, to the magic piece of machinery that stacks cars, the house in an architectural gem.  It’s light, secure and extremely functional with numerous bespoke designs options that create a truly tailored space. The house is inviting, and has plenty of space to entertain and escape be it a large gathering on the rooftop terrace, a quiet book on the front balcony, informal beers around the kitchen bench or long lunches in the internal courtyard shaded in summer by mature pear. Having only lived there a short amount of time, the house already feels like home.Project gallerySee allShow lessRoam Coliving in Balii / Alexis DornierSelected ProjectsDavid Chipperfield Reveals New Renderings for Nobel Center in StockholmUnbuilt Project Share Area:  203 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Claremont Residence / Keen Architecture “COPY” Year:  Houseslast_img read more

Los Angeles Assembly pushes $15 minimum wage ballot initiative

first_imgLarry Holmes at the podium.WW photo: Bob McCubbinA Workers’ Assembly on July 19 in Los Angeles drew more than 100 excited people, mostly low-wage workers and their supporters, who were eager to sign up and become part of a campaign to put an initiative on the ballot for a $15 minimum wage that would take effect immediately.John Parker, a board member of the South Central Neighborhood Council convened the assembly. He pointed out that one out of every four persons in Los Angeles lives in poverty and that low-wage workers and the community need this measure now.Assembly co-chair Daniella Long­champs is a young low-wage worker herself. She opened up with an account of how low-wage workers, and tipped workers in particular, are treated by their bosses: “We work long hours, sometimes we don’t even make the minimum wage, and are abused. My co-worker told me how the boss took her into the bathroom and raped her.”Luis Garcia Nazarit, a student at Los Angeles Trade Technical College and president of that campus’s chapter of MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán), a participating group, offered to translate for the assembly. Meeting participants could sign up to testify and ask questions.OUR Walmart workers and Service Employees union Latino/a caucus members, which included Rosie Martinez, former president, SEIU Local 721; Marva Burgess; and Yvonne de los Santos received tremendous applause.Larry Holmes, a national coordinator for the Peoples’ Power Assembly, pointed out that the campaign being launched is not only significant in and of itself: “Its ability to assist the low-wage workers’ movement, and particularly their demands for a union, are equally important.” He described how this fight has national significance, taking place in the second-largest city in the U.S., with the largest number of low-wage workers.Jose Vandenburg from $15 NOW, a group that originated in Seattle, testified, debunking some of the myths around raising the minimum wage.This ballot initiative was not the only workers’ issue discussed.Teresa Gutierrez, representing the May 1st Coalition for Worker and Immigrant Rights, proposed a national caravan in support of the migrant children who are facing fascist mobs. Colleen Davidson, from the FIST — Fight Imperialism, Stand Together — youth group, connected the issues of support for Gaza and Palestine with the refugee migrant children and low-wage workers. She proclaimed her group’s support for the Workers’ Assembly.Other participants talked about the importance of the assembly itself as a vehicle for workers’ rights. Participating groups included Fight for $15; the South Central Neighborhood Council; OUR Walmart; BAYAN; the United Electrical Workers and Los Angeles Trade Technical College students.Members of the Peace and Freedom Party and the Green Party stayed for the more informal question-and-answer period to lend their electoral expertise to the assembly. Other participating groups included the Southern California Immigration Coalition, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace, and School of the Americas Watch.Sharon Black, a volunteer with the Los Angeles Workers’ Assembly, announced a follow-up organizing meeting on Saturday, Aug. 9, at 3 p.m. at the Harriet Tubman Social Justice Center, 5278 West Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles. She also proposed a “Walk for Justice for $15 and a Union” in September from East to West Los Angeles, with a goal to involve students and youth across Los Angeles in this important fight.To get involved, call 323-306-6240 or email [email protected] See Facebook page tinyurl.com/q43vkg6.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Wealth, sex work and sexual abuse

first_imgThe U.S. Secretary of Labor resigned last week, July 12. Maybe you didn’t notice? Just another turnover in the revolving door of scandal that’s the Trump administration.The wrongdoing that sent Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta out the door might not, at first glance, seem to be related to labor or work or workers.When Acosta was U.S. Attorney for southern Florida over a decade ago, he brokered a deal for multibillionaire Jeffrey Epstein to escape some federal charges. Epstein’s crime? Recruiting hundreds of underage girls into sex trafficking at his luxe Miami mansion.Epstein was controversially sentenced, on the lesser state charge of “soliciting women,” to 13 months in a Florida minimum-security jail — which he was allowed to leave six days a week to run his business handling investments for other super-billionaires. On July 8, Epstein was arrested and indicted on sex trafficking counts by federal prosecutors in New York’s Southern District. Negative publicity about Acosta’s original deal with Epstein ignited, and Acosta resigned, with a push from Trump — who still praised him as a “great, great secretary.”News stories about Epstein’s wealth emphasize its “mysterious origins,” and say he is a man “of nearly infinite means.” His current defense lawyers argue he “never used violence or coerced” the underage girls. (Associated Press, July 14)But there’s really no mystery where those millions and billions came from. The phrase “without coercion” actually exposes the violent truth of the connection between labor and wealth and the exploitation of women and other workers by capitalist bosses.Epstein’s very wealth gave him the power of coercion.Most of us would surely guess that the young girls Epstein coerced for his use were trying to survive on the edge of difficult economic conditions. In Epstein’s capitalist logic, the girls were getting a fair bargain for some short-term work.But there is no fair bargain, or level playing field, between a man who can offer his private jet as bail bond security, and a young girl trying to make a living through sex work to feed, clothe and house herself.Epstein’s actions, and the protection given him by Acosta as a U.S. Attorney, show the old hand-in-glove of capitalist power sheltered by state power in order to exploit workers to the maximum. Epstein’s trading on the vulnerability of young girls laboring as sex workers is despicable — and Acosta is equally complicit.In the 2020 fiscal budget Acosta issued in April, he proposed an 80 percent reduction in funding for the International Labor Affairs Bureau. The ILAB is a subagency of the Department of Labor that investigates and prosecutes human trafficking, including sex trafficking. Experts were clear the proposed reduction would effectively end many federal efforts to curb trafficking. (tinyurl.com/yyg3f2f5)The ILAB is a U.S. state agency. Its mission statement may say one of its goals is “to promote a fair global playing field for workers.” But that means the ILAB will promote “workers’ rights” only to facilitate U.S. capitalist profit making.We know that the exploitation of women and others in sex work reaps untracked hundreds of billions in profits for capitalists worldwide. Meanwhile, the supposed government “protection” against sex trafficking has meant that sex workers of age have actually been prosecuted and jailed for supposedly trafficking — themselves.At the same time, Acosta’s proposal to end ILAB efforts against exploitation of women and other gender-vulnerable people in sex work flashes a green light to capitalist big-business networks to go after more sex-trafficking profits. That’s a green light to the shadowy businesses that delivered young girls to the back doors of Jeffrey Epstein’s mansions.The 2018 historic strike by McDonald’s workers against sexual abuse emphasized how bosses can make sexual demands as a required part of the “job description” for any kind of work. The #MeToo movement surged in the millions to resist this kind of exploitation. (Workers World, Sept. 17, 2018)Now the Epstein-Acosta link shows how profit making from sexual coercion and abuse is hidden, protected and facilitated at the highest levels of U.S. government.The vast majority of those being exploited are women, gender-nonconforming and gender-fluid people, LGBTQ2S+ people and people of color. Sexual exploitation is an added, special oppression they face as workers.Working-class solidarity means fighting to protect these oppressed workers from both capitalist profiteering and capitalist state power.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

As Senate Prepares for Farm Bill Mark-Up Farm Groups Speak Up

first_img SHARE Previous articleASA Unveils Comprehensive Production, Use and Export Data in 2012 Soy StatsNext articleRFA Submits Testimony in Favor of Domestic Fuels Protection Act Andy Eubank By Andy Eubank – Apr 19, 2012 SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News As Senate Prepares for Farm Bill Mark-Up Farm Groups Speak Up As Senate Prepares for Farm Bill Mark-Up Farm Groups Speak Up Facebook Twitter Eight prominent agricultural associations – the American Farm Bureau Federation, American Soybean Association and National Corn Growers Association among them – have joined together to voice support for the Senate’s approach to the 2012 Farm Bill. The groups also raised several issues related to commodity and risk management programs. In a letter to Chair Debbie Stabenow and Ranking Member Pat Roberts – the groups state that crop insurance is the core risk management tool used by producers – and the current program should serve as the foundation for providing additional protection against loss. They advocate changes in the program to enhance its viability as a risk management tool while maintaining its effectiveness – but do not support alternatives that tie current-year production to fixed price supports.In addition to crop insurance – the commodity groups are advocating for planting flexibility for farmers. The groups name their top policy priority for Title 1 as maintaining full planting flexibility and avoiding potential planting distortions so producers are encouraged to follow market signals. The concern comes from the anticipated elimination of direct payments and possible restructuring or elimination of the counter-cyclical program. They said any alternative program needs to be structured in a way that provides full planting flexibility and does not distort planting decisions.The groups also advance their concept for a new program to complement the risk protection provided under crop insurance. They state support for an approach that partially compensates for current-year revenue losses on a crop-specific basis – and suggest the approach would have an insignificant impact on planting decisions.Finally – the letter urges the Committee to oppose any changes in current law regarding payment limitations or eligibility for farm programs based on Adjusted Gross Income. According to the groups – 98-percent of U.S. producers participate in the farm program and comply with their conservation requirements. To maintain conservation compliance on agricultural lands – they say it’s important farmers remain in the program.The National Association of Wheat Growers, National Barley Growers Association, National Sunflower Association, U.S. Canola Association and USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council also signed the letter.Source: NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

President Moshe Katzav urged to ensure freedom and safety of media in Palestinian fighting

first_img IsraelMiddle East – North Africa May 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders urged France today to press Israel to guarantee the freedom and safety of foreign and Palestinian journalists working in Israel and the Palestinian territories occupied by the Israeli army.The media was having serious difficulties covering events there, the organisation said in a letter to French President Jacques Chirac asking him to raise the issue with Israeli President Moshe Katsev, who is visiting France from 16-20 February. It also asked to be kept informed about the progress of the military enquiry into the death of British journalist James Miller, who was killed by the Israeli army on 2 May last year in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip.The press freedom organisation deplored the army’s failure to properly investigate the death of Palestinian cameraman Nazeh Darwazi, killed by Israeli soldiers on 19 April last year in Nablus while working for the US news agency APTN (Associated Press Television Network). A Reporters Without Borders on-the-spot enquiry found the shooting was due to a serious violation of military regulations and that those responsible should be punished.The organisation said it feared failure to publish the results of the Miller investigation and making only a partial enquiry into Darwazi’s death would mean that those who killed the journalists would not be punished at all, leading to new such abuses in the coming year. It said lack of a clear message from Israeli military and political leaders about ensuring journalists’ freedom and safety would also encourage new shootings.Working and travel conditions for journalists, especially Palestinians and foreigners, were very difficult in the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip, it said, because of the hostile attitude of some Israeli soldiers, who disobeyed their commanders’ orders but were very rarely punished.The organisation noted that Israeli troops had last year shot and wounded at least three journalists, physically attacked five others and arrested another. Many journalists were harassed and obstructed at military checkpoints in the West Bank and Gaza. Follow the news on Israel News Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists News News News February 13, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President Moshe Katzav urged to ensure freedom and safety of media in Palestinian fighting Reporters Without Borders calls for a progress report on the investigation of the Israeli army’s killing of British journalist James Miller and asks Israeli President Moshe Katzav (photo), during his visit to France, to guarantee the freedom and safety of journalists working in army-controlled areas. RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Receive email alerts WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists IsraelMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en May 16, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information to go further Organisation June 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Planning appeal decision on Irish Cement plan deferred

first_imgIreland’s First Ever Virtual Bat Walk to take place in Limerick Irish Water defers introduction of new business charges during the Covid 19 emergency Limerick centre needed to tackle environmental issues TAGSalternative fuelsCO2emissionsEnvironmentfossil fuelsHazardous wasteIrish CementlimerickLimerick City and County Counciltoxic emissions Limerick landowners urged not to carry out illegal burning of land Council calls halt to unsung heroes’ riverbank cleanup NewsBreaking newsEnvironmentPlanning appeal decision on Irish Cement plan deferredBy Editor – October 19, 2017 2014 The Irish Cement Factory in Limerick.Picture Credit: Brian Gavin Press 22An Bord Pleanála will need more time to decide on the planning permission granted to Irish Cement to enable it burn hazardous waste as a power source at its manufacturing plant in Mungret.Last March, Limerick City and County Council approved a €10 million plan by Irish Cement that would allow the company burn up to 115 types of hazardous material, including “animal tissue waste”, at its Limerick .The council planners granted permission for the company to burn “hazardous” substances, including “end of life tyres”, as fuel at its plant in Castlemungret, Co Limerick, provided it adhered to strict conditions.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The decision was appealed to An Bord Pleanála, who held an oral hearing in Limerick last August when local residents highlighted concerns over toxic emissions as well as risks to health and the local environment.According to Irish Cement, the Mungret development will reduce dependence on imported fossil fuels, reduce CO2 emissions by 40,000 tonnes per year, and will help recover valuable resources that might otherwise end up in landfill. It will make the factory more competitive, and will support existing and future employment in the factory. Previous articleBeyond the neon runesNext articleCourt rejects appeal by Limerick killers Editor Advertisementcenter_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Whiff of trouble lingers over gasworks Linkedin Email Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

Limerick leads the way with STEM alliance

first_imgPrint Advertisement Changes to the Student Support Scheme for people living in Direct Provision Previous articleLimerick Trócaire worker seeks local supportNext article1,000 Limerick people seek help for alcohol problems over holiday period Editor Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSallianceeducationengineeringindustryjob vacanciesJoe LeddinlimerickLimerick for EngineeringLimerick for ITMathematicsMid-West Regional Action Plan for JobsOrlaith BorthwickscienceSTEMTechnologythe Mid-West Regional Skills Forum Limerick schools urged to get involved in STEM challenge NewsBusinessLimerick leads the way with STEM allianceBy Editor – December 28, 2017 2183 center_img Students in Limerick colleges to benefit from more than €1.5M funding to assist with online learning WhatsApp Orlaith Borthwick, Mid West Action Plan for Jobs programme manager.Limerick has shown the strength of its innovation and collaboration by launching the first industry-education STEM alliance in Ireland at J&J VisionCare in the National Technology Park, Limerick.The joint initiative between the Mid-West Regional Action Plan for Jobs, the Mid-West Regional Skills Forum, Limerick for Engineering and Limerick for IT creates a new pilot initiative with 19 post-primary schools under the patronage of the Limerick and Clare Education Training Board.Speaking at the launch, Órlaith Borthwick, manager of the Mid-West Action Plan for Jobs said: “More than half of current job vacancies in the region are in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).  While the region enjoys continued economic growth, with an additional 14,000 people in employment in the last two years alone, it is imperative that we ensure that future generations are aware and informed of the exciting and rewarding career opportunities that exist on their doorstep”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The initiative, involving more than 30 companies across Limerick and Clare and 19 post-primary schools seeks to develop a local framework to deliver on national education policy.Mid-West Regional Skills Manager Joe Leddin added: “Raising awareness and increasing familiarity between industry, educators and students derives gains, not only for individuals, but also the regional economy.  We are excited about the potential of this partnership, as we seek to increase the future STEM talent pipeline”.More business news here Facebook Email Consultation process on a new action plan for apprenticeship launched Twitter Education and Training Board serves up award winning standards last_img read more

PET OF THE WEEK: Ollie

first_img PET OF THE WEEK: Ollie Local News TAGS  Facebook Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Twittercenter_img Ollie, a 1-year-old lab mix, needs to be adopted into a forever home. Ollie loves affection and attention. Ollie has been fully vetted. To adopt Ollie or one of the many other pets at the Odessa Animal Control, stop by 910 W. 42nd St., or call 368-3526. If Ollie has been adopted, there are many other pets that need good homes. WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Previous articleOAT060719 Texas Tech OSU 10Next articleThe Best-Kept Secret: 529 Education Savings Plans Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more