Shannon chamber delivers on skills training

first_imgFacebook Twitter Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Advertisement Print WhatsApp Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Email Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 BusinessNewsEducationShannon chamber delivers on skills trainingBy Bernie English – December 2, 2019 318 center_img Previous articleMIC awarded €350k towards next-generation STEAM initiativeNext articleWIN 4 TICKETS TO SEE A WINTER’S TALE AT UNIVERSITY CONCERT HALL THIS WEDNESDAY DEC 4 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. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic ELEVEN executives from companies in the Mid-West region have acquired new leadership capabilities as a result of undertaking a year-long Diploma in High-Performance Leadership programme with Shannon Chamber Skillnet.The programme, which was delivered by Career Decisions, was accredited by Technological University Dublin (TUD) to Level 8 National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The eleven executives, who were presented with their diplomas by TUD Assistant Head of School Colin Hughes at a conferring ceremony in Dromoland Castle, included representatives from DB Schenker, Mincon, Oshima, Laya Healthcare, PM Group, ESB Moneypoint, AIP Thermoform Packaging, Shannon Heritage and Cpl.Shannon Chamber chief executive Helen Downes said that the  Skillnet group was delighted to organise this highly regarded Level 8 Diploma in High-Performance Leadership in conjunction with Career Decisions Ireland and Technological University Dublin.“The tremendous investment in time involved in undertaking this programme will deliver quantifiable payback in the years ahead. Leadership is fundamental in any organisation and when the leaders themselves undertake training at this level, the associated message that permeates throughout the organisation is very strong.“Given the success of this training offering, we will be delivering a further two Diploma in High-Performance Leadership programmes in conjunction with Career Decisions Ireland in quarters one and three of 2020,” she added.A list of programmes offered by Shannon Chamber Skillnet  can be found at www.shannonchamberskillnet.com TAGSbusinessClareeducationLimerick City and CountyNewsShannon Linkedin Limerick on Covid watch listlast_img read more

Team Wilderness Traverse.com tops 2011 Raid the North Extreme

first_imgTeam Wilderness Traverse.com was clearly the cream of the crop at the 2011 Raid the North Extreme.The Canadian/New Zealand squad (team captain Bob Miller and Jakob Van Dorp of Ontario and Sarah Fairmaid and Gordon Blythen of New Zealand) dominated the field to capture bragging rights when the race finished Sunday in Trail.Team Wilderness Traverse.com received their first-place hardware during an award’s banquet Sunday at the Riverbell Restaurant in Trail.The second-place finisher was Wild Rose, consisting of captain Mike Brown and Veronica Jarlehag of Calgary, Bart Jarmula of Revelstoke and Cranbrook’s James Hielman.The DART-Nuun-Sportmulti from the United States — team captain Cyril Jay-Rayon of Los Angeles, Matt Hayes of Port Orchard, Wash., Mari Chandler of Zephyr Cove, Nev., and Aaron Rinnm of Redmond, Wash. — took the bronze medal edging out the Canadian team Atmosphere MOMAR.Atmosphere MOMAR consists of captain Pete Cameron and Leanne Mueller of Bolton, Ont., James Galipeau of Ottawa and Jean-Yves Dionne of Gatineau, Que.Raid the North Extreme is a six-day, non-stop expedition race, featuring four-person co-ed teams from around the world.The goal is to navigate more than 500-kilometres of unmarked terrain through the Selkirk, Purcell and Monashee mountains. Teams faced extreme challenges including a rugged wilderness, team dynamics, sleep deprivation and gear failure as they bike, trek, paddle and use ropes to navigate their way to the finish line in Trail Sunday.The race started the race Sunday in Meadow Creek, north of Kaslo.A handful of teams did not finish the race, including Kootenay Kaos of Nelson. Kootenay Kaos consist of Team Kootenay Kaos consists of captain Nelson Rocha, Sasha Kalabis, Dustin Eagleston and Vince [email protected]last_img read more

Capital One Rocks and Rings ready to take flight in Nelson schools

first_imgAnyone that take to the ice at the Nelson Curling Club realizes first hand there’s a lot more to the sport than tossing a rock down a sheet of ice.Which is why the Capital One Rocks and Rings program was launched last year. The program, designed for elementary students, gives prospective curling is a fun introduction to the sport.Under the guidance of our junior instructors and certified coaches Chris Haynes and Alex Breen, the 40-minute session uses a combination of drills, skills and fun to introduce the sport to students in an off-ice environment.Students eager to push the curling envelope a little farther can then sign up for on-ice instruction during their respective school’s their winter activities program or by joining the after school Junior league at the Nelson Curling Club.Leagues at the Nelson Curling Club begin in October.For more information contact [email protected] or visit [email protected]last_img read more

Leafs complete deal for Grand Forks sniper Connor Gross

first_imgMcCarthy decided it was time to make the jump to Tier I Junior A.The loss of McCarthy was not the only bad news Nelson received.Nelson lost the services of Matthew Naka who suffered a broken ankle in a freak off-ice accident.The loss of two key cogs in the Nelson roster, combined with a 6-1 shellacking the Leafs received at the hands of the Castlegar Rebels prior to the Christmas Break, may have been the final push for Maida to make the lineup move.Gross is expected to be in the Nelson lineup when the Green and White return to ice for the unofficial second half of the season starting Friday at home against the Spokane Braves.Game time is 7 p.m.Saturday Nelson travels to the Lilac City for a return half of the home-and-home series.Monday, Nelson hosts Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the traditional New Years Eve clash at the NDCC Arena.Game time is 2:30 p.m.Nelson currently leads the Murdoch Division by a slim two points over Castlegar and holds a six-point advantage over the surging Beaver Valley Nitehawks. Nelson Leafs coach Frank Maida made a move Boxing Day to deal with the loss of two key players from the lineup in the final weeks leading up to the Kootenay International Junior HocChristmas break.Maida, in his second season at the helm of the Leafs, acquired 18-year-old Connor Gross from the Grand Forks Border Bruins for future considerations.”(Center) Colton McCarthy leaving (to WHL) created a spot and Connor brings offence to fill that loss,” Maida told The Nelson Daily Wednesday.Gross, from Lethbridge, Alta., has scored 18 goals while adding 17 assists for the lowly Bruins in 35 games this season and is currently on six-game point streak.During that recent hot streak, Grossm who leads the Border Bruins in scoring, has scored five goals for 11 points.Of course the Leafs are still reeling from the loss of McCarthy, who as a 16-year-old was a shoe-in for the KIJHL rookie of the year award.The Salmon Arm prospect was tearing up the league in scoring 21 times in 26 games before departing for Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League earlier this month.last_img read more

New products at the TFA online store

first_imgThe first item is new ankle socks available in red and blue, in all of the normal sizes. Stay tuned to the website as there will soon be long sleeved Referees shirts available (in red and blue). Both are trial items and will depend on demand. Only limited stock is available! To order the products, visit the TFA Online store:http://www.austouch.com.au/index.php?id=396last_img

9 months agoMarseille urged to move for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Marseille urged to move for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayiby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrench pundit Pierre Menes has urged Olympique Marseille to re-sign Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi.The Belgian has just had his loan at Valencia cut short and will not be returning to the Blues.Instead, Valencia are helping Batshuayi to find a new club.Menes, meanwhile, says OM should move for him:Houhou l’OM c’est pas une bonne idée ça? RT @lequipe Valence : Michy Batshuayi officiellement indésirable https://t.co/htcZe4MFrI— Pierre Ménès (@PierreMenes) January 10, 2019 last_img read more

Drewry Many exHanjin Ships to Remain Idle for Some Time

first_imgzoom Some five months after the collapse of Korean shipping group Hanjin Shipping, more than two-thirds of all Hanjin-operated containerships remains inactive, according to shipping consultancy Drewry.Although a number of ships was auctioned for a total of USD 460 million so far, Drewry estimates that there remains up to as much as 150,000 TEU of Hanjin-owned ships still for sale.Hanjin’s demise exposed the frailty of container lines in an era of ultra-low freight rates and caused panic among cargo owners with assets aboard their ships. After the logistical chaos has been cleared up, what has happened to those vessels?An immediate impact could be seen on the containership idle fleet, which surged after 98 ships with an aggregate capacity of around 610,000 TEU were suddenly left without employ. The idle fleet went from 904,000 TEU in mid-August to 1.7 million TEU in mid-November.The declining stature of the idle fleet from December onwards is in large part due to some of those ex-Hanjin ships being re-chartered.Four vessels of 15,000 TEU in total have been scrapped, two of which were owned by Hanjin and none older than 20 years, while another 31 ships of 134,000 TEU have found new service elsewhere.Non-operating charterers have managed to find replacement lessors for 30 ships so far. Maersk Line has shown the biggest appetite for the former Hanjin fleet by chartering 11 vessels of 77,000 TEU, the largest being two 13,000 TEU units that were sold at auction to unnamed buyers in December for around USD 131 million apiece, according to unconfirmed media reports. Maersk is deploying the vessels in the 2M Alliance Asia-Europe network.There remain some 63 ex-Hanjin ships with close to 460,000 TEU worth of nominal capacity that are parked up. At least eight vessels should be back on the water fairly quickly.With such a glut of containerships already available and limited demand growth it is debatable just how big a market they can attract even at knock-down prices. The biggest and youngest ships are likely to have the biggest pull, according to Drewry.last_img read more

Air Transat Thomas Cook sign sevenyear seasonal aircraftsharing deal

first_imgTourism firm Transat A.T. Inc (TSX:TRZ) and Thomas Cook Group Airlines say they have signed a deal to share aircraft on a seasonal basis.The companies say the seven-year partnership will allow both to utilize their fleet of planes more efficiently as their flight destinations shift with the seasons.Air Transat uses smaller aircraft in the winter to fly to the Caribbean, Mexico and Florida and larger aircraft in the summer for transatlantic flights.Meanwhile, Thomas Cook uses smaller aircraft in the summer for Mediterranean travel and larger aircraft in the winter for destinations such as Cuba.Under the agreement announced Monday, every winter Thomas Cook will make available some narrow-body Airbus planes for Air Transat and receive at least one wide-body Airbus plane in return.last_img read more

Cautious optimism for 2018 as crude oil hits US60 a barrel

first_imgFor the first time in a long time, crude oil has hit US$60 a barrel.But there needs to be cautious optimism because there are still concerns.Auspice Capital CIO Tim Pickering said 2017 wasn’t a horrible year by any stretch, explaining it was a year of transition.“We saw stability come back into the market,” he explained. “I wouldn’t say that anybody was shooting the lights out so to speak, but as we came out of the summer, we saw good momentum in crude oil and we predicted it would get to 60 bucks.”When he looked at oil from a global perspective, he remained positive.“U.S. inventories have really started to draw, or decrease, so the market is indeed rebalancing,” Pickering said. “The structure of the oil curve, the pricing curve in the future, is such that it disincentivizes storage and it really accelerates withdraws.”Exports to China, the worlds largest importer of oil, are also strong, but export problems due to a lack of pipelines persist which has lead to a discount of about CAN$24 a barrel for Canadian crude.However, Pickering believes even that has lead to some good investment opportunities.“If you get a rally in global crude, it’ll bring Canadian crude up with it, we’re starting from a much lower price point, and so if we get a $10 rally in global crudes and Canadian crude moves up that $10, it’s a much better return given it’s at a lower price,” he said.last_img read more

TN farmers to double up as Aghoris in UP to take on

first_imgTiruchirappalli: Over 100 Tamil Nadu ryots will dress up like Aghori sadhus (Shiva followers) and seek alms in Uttar Pradesh to pay for filing their nomination to the Varanasi constituency from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is contesting, farmers’ leader P Ayyakannu said Sunday. This plan is to try and bring back focus on the plight of farmers besides collecting money (about Rs 25,000 for each nomination) for filing papers, Ayyakannu said. “We plan to dress up like Aghori sadhus and seek alms,” Ayyakannu, president of the National South Indian Rivers Inter-Linking Farmers Association, told PTI in an interview. Ayyakannu had said on Saturday that 111 farmers from Tamil Nadu would contest against Modi from Varanasi if the BJP does not assure them of fulfilling their demands such as profitable prices for farm produce and include it in the party manifesto. Had the Centre fulfilled their demands following several protests in Delhi in 2017, he said they would not have been forced to resort to such “methods.” Ayyakannu said “our Aghori sadhus protest mode will help people realise that our demands are just and fair.” “We are also thinking of holding a nude protest to highlight our demands like we did in Delhi,” he said. The farmers leader had held various forms of protest including entering the sea in Tamil Nadu to highlight their demands. In November 2018, farmers led by Ayyakannu had gone to Delhi with two skulls, to take part in a kisan rally, alleging it belonged to their colleagues who had allegedly committed suicide over debt. A key demand, loan waiver, is doable if only the government has the will to do it, according to him. “The total farmers loan outstandings is only about Rs 75,000 crore across the country,” Ayyakannu said. He claimed that very huge corporate bad loans were being waived by banks. Ayyakannu wanted to know if farmers who fed the country did not deserve a better deal from the government. “Our demand for loan waiver is just and fair. We don’t have profitable prices for our produce. How do you expect us to clear up our crop loans?” he asked. Loan waiver from all banks, pension for farmers over 60 years, a complete ban on genetically modified seeds and food products,linking rivers, comprehensive personal insurance are the key demands, the farmers leader added.last_img read more