Join the fun at Science Week 2015

first_imgNewsEducationJoin the fun at Science Week 2015By Editor – November 10, 2015 875 Science Foundation Ireland’s Science Week provides an exciting opportunity to showcase the national spread of activities and huge interest in science.Events taking place in Limerick throughout Science Week include:Wednesday 11th November:·         Head games: Fun experiments about the mind. The Department of Psychology at University of Limerick will run a number of fun experiments and activities will be set up at stations where participants will spend 15 minutes at each station.  There will be 8-10 students at each station.·         Airmazing:  Engineering the Future with Pneumatics. This is a physics, chemistry and engineering show  where participants will learn how air will power cars of the future!  Chemistry Magic with Flames and big bangs will be the order of the day. Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Limerick .·         Design Challenge at University of Limerick. Are you a dreamer and a thinker? Do you like a creative challenge? Do you like to take things apart and figure out how they work? Do you wonder why people use things in the ways they do? Do you have ideas that would make people’s lives better? Then maybe DESIGN is for you!Science Week 2015 runs from the 8th – 15th November Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WhatsApp Twitter Email Science Week is coming to Limerick! The Science Week highlight of the Tuesday, 10th November is:·         Maths Magic at University of Limerick. Maths Magic – experimenting with ways of producing shock, surprise and magic (with a little help from maths!). Number tricks, proof and card tricks will also be part of the show. Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up With over 800 events registered on www.scienceweek.ie: The theme of Science Week 2015 is: ‘Science Week 2.0 Design Your Future’ and will celebrate how science empowers ‘you’ to ‘Design Your Future’.  Science Foundation Ireland’s Science Week offers a unique opportunity to explore the power of science and see what the future can hold. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin TAGSlimerickscienceScience WeekUniversity of Limerick Facebook Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleChristmas in Limerick set to be a crackerNext articleCHIC feat Nile Rodgers Live at the Big Top, Limerick Milk Market Editor Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” last_img read more

FTC says Odessa, Midland funeral homes violated price disclosure rule

first_img FTC says Odessa, Midland funeral homes violated price disclosure rule Facebook WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Twitter Pinterest Pinterest By admin – May 3, 2018 center_img FTC logo.jpg Investigators with the Federal Trade Commission found seven funeral homes in the Odessa and Midland area failed to comply with price disclosure requirements.The FTC, which did not disclose the names of the funeral homes, reported discovering violations during undercover inspections last year of what is known as the Funeral Rule. The rule requires funeral homes to give customers an itemized price list at the beginning of an in-person discussion about funeral arrangements.The rule also requires funeral homes prices on caskets and outer burial containers before viewing options, and it prohibits funeral homes from requiring families to buy any item, such as a casket, as a condition of obtaining funeral goods or services. The FTC says the rule is designed to enable customers to compare prices and buy only what they want.In Odessa and Midland seven of the 15 funeral homes inspected failed to comply with a price list disclosure requirement, according to the FTC.The local violations, discovered as part of an investigation spanning several states, did not lead to penalties for the funeral homes. Instead, they were allowed to enter a training program aimed at ensuring compliance. Civil penalties for funeral homes found to violate the rule can be as high as about $40,000 per violation.The Better Business Bureau recommends checking out funeral homes online at bbb.org, making sure they are registered with the Texas Funeral Service Commission, demanding a price list and resisting pressure to buy unnecessary goods or services.“Obviously that’s an emotional time so you want to avoid emotional spending,” said Heather Massey, the BBB’s regional director of the Permian Basin, adding people should make sure “companies are not trying to up-sell you or take advantage on services you don’t need.”More Information Twitter Facebook BBB website.More information about the investigation.Texas Funeral Service Commission. WhatsApp Previous articleMendoza found guilty of murderNext articleMan charged with stalking after month of investigation adminlast_img read more

Denmark moves forward with plan for 10GW of offshore wind

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Denmark is moving forward with plans to build an artificial island tying in power from offshore wind farms of up to 10 gigawatts (GW) of capacity, more than enough to supply all households, as part of efforts to meet ambitious climate change targets.Denmark is home to wind turbine giant Vestas and the world’s largest developer of offshore wind, and recently approved a law which targets reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 70% by 2030.Denmark covered 41% of its electricity demand from wind energy in 2018, the highest level in Europe.The project is crucial to meet Denmark’s legally binding climate act, one of the world’s most ambitious, which was passed by a broad majority in parliament on Friday. But the plans could cost as much as 200-300 billion Danish crowns ($29.5-44.2 billion), the vast majority of which will be financed by private investors, according to the ministry.Denmark, which has a population of around 6 million, has set aside 65 million crowns to research how the energy coming into the hub can be stored or converted into renewable hydrogen as all the power generated will not just be used by domestic customers. It hopes that new technology will make it possible to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy in sectors such as transport and industry. [Stine Jacobsen]More: Denmark plans $30 billion offshore wind island that could power 10 million homes Denmark moves forward with plan for 10GW of offshore windlast_img read more

A Labor Day lesson from Burning Man

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » For most Americans, Labor Day weekend signals the end of summer. In union towns and sometimes elsewhere, it’s also a chance to celebrate the role of organized labor and the average worker — more than a few of whom founded credit unions as well.In the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, Labor Day is a time to burn The Man.If you know about Burning Man, it’s probably as a week of Bacchanalia — music, art, and a laissez-faireattitude toward social convention — a product of the ’80s northern California counter culture.You’re not wrong. Over the years, and not without some irony, Burning Man has become a celebration of excess, but it started as a protest against the commoditization of modern society. Today, the burning of the large sculpture of a man that ends each year’s event is more a performance art expression of anti-materialism than a political statement, but the event represents so much more.last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Tailored Facility Solutions Ltd require General Manager

first_imgJob vacancy: Tailored Facility Solutions Ltd, located in Ballyraine, Letterkenny, is seeking a general manager.We are looking for an experienced leader with significant experience in leading and developing high performing Facility Management teams.You will be able to demonstrate excellent skills in communication, business and financial planning, customer service and relationship building. You will have both the breadth and depth of skills to fulfill the role described above and high levels of energy, and the passion and drive, to lead and embed significant change.You will have the drive to challenge the status-quo and improve working practices.You will also have the negotiating and influencing skills to engage with stakeholders at all levels. Qualifications and ExperienceApplicants must at the closing date for receipt of CVs:Have a third level qualification (such as a degree, HND or HNC) or an equivalent qualification in a subject matter relevant to Facilities Management.Be able to demonstrate by providing personal and specific examples in a CV, at least 5 year’s relevant experience in the areas detailed below;a. The effective management of general FM services – The management of ongoing service contracts in accordance with best industry practice.b. The effective management of FM contract management – Ensure works contracts (projects) managed are completed on time, within budget to meet the customer’s contractual requirements. c. Change Management – The management of in excess of 30 staff through a defined period of change.d. Performance Management – Implementing sustained and effective improvements in services.e. Budget and Resource Management – Successfully managing assets and budgets within competing budget priorities and financial limits including the prioritization and targeting of resources.Or Be able to demonstrate on your CV, by providing personal and specific examples of at least 8 years’ relevant experience in the areas detailed at 2a.To apply, send your CV to [email protected] by Monday, April 16th 2018.Job Vacancy: Tailored Facility Solutions Ltd require General Manager was last modified: April 6th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:jobletterkennyManagementtailored facility solutions ltdTFSVacancylast_img read more