RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Advertisement LifestyleNewsLocal NewsCannonball RETRO road-trip is coming to LimerickBy Staff Reporter – May 28, 2019 775 Facebook Limerick City Gallery of Art exhibition showcases ‘Limerick Connections’ through artists over the past 50 years Print Previous articlemore than 800 places on 35 higher education courses available in Limerick funded through Springboard+ 2019Next articleLimerick students had a blast Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSCarsEventeventslifestyleLimerick CitymotorNews Twitter Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Woman arrested and €72,000 seized in Westbury WhatsApp Public opinion gridlocked over new city traffic measures Selena (5) pictured at the launch of the first ever Cannonball RETRO Road-Trip Picture Andres PovedaThe First ever RETRO Cannonabll in coming to Limerick on July 13th and is taking in Glin, Foynes, Askeaton, Clarina, and the outskirts of Limerick City.Old-fashioned road trips are trendy again. Surveys show they are on the rise and on Instagram, the hashtag #roadtrip shows up 46 million times. Now in 2019, for the first time, Cannonball Ireland are adding a Retro Cannonball sponsored by Teng Tools USA. The classic run starts in Kinsale on July 12th and takes in Healy Pass, Kenmare, Molls Gap, Inch Beach, Dingle, Slea Head, Conor Pass, Tralee, Foynes, Limerick and finishes at Bunratty Castle on July 13th.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The all new Retro Cannonball Classic Run featuring cars from the 60’s,70’s, 80’s and early 90’s takes us back to our roots when the mad-cap Cannonball Movie was made” said Cannonball founder Alan Bannon “We are going all out retro and welcoming cars from this golden era to take in stunning drives and world-famous rally routes. Classic runs are a longstanding tradition steeped in nostalgia and pop culture and we want to add our own Cannonball twist to make this a truly unforgettable experience for both drivers and spectators”Classic cars are about the experience, style, exclusivity and craftsmanship, all of which are universal and timeless. Classic cars not only appeal to car lovers, but also to lovers of engineering, design, art and history. They retain an incurable romance and that is the reason why people do, and always will, love classic cars. Add in the spectacle, heady excitement and adrenalin-fuelled festival atmosphere that Cannonball is renowned for and the traditional classic run goes up a gear. This is a road-trip planned with adventure, luxury, breath-taking scenery, unforgettable experiences and spontaneity in mind.Cannonball Ireland is an established event management company since 2008 and has already raised €1,016,000 for Irish Charities and attracts over 190,000 spectators every September as well as international road-trips across the UK, Scotland, Europe and America. In 2019, Cannonball are proud to partner with the Irish Cancer Society. Cannonball is one of the most unique motoring fraternities in the world with breath-taking driving routes, luxurious hospitality and that rare ‘camarderie’ that makes Cannonball a truly unforgettable experience.The Retro Cannonball Road Trip is all-inclusive and the fee of €875 per person sharing includes hotels, coffee stops lunch, evening meals and entertainment. See www.cannonball.ie for details. Email New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention
Pac a punch · Pac-12 student government leaders discussed university issues and figured out how to best tackle initiatives at the conference. Workshops and discussions were held in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center. – Jessica Zhou | Daily TrojanUndergraduate Student Government hosted the third annual Pac-12 Student Leaders Summit from Friday to Sunday.The summit was created in 2013 by the University of Utah with the aim of furthering networking and communication between Pac-12 Schools.USG President Rini Sampath pitched the idea of hosting the event during last year’s summit at Washington State.“Last year, when I went to the summit as vice president, I pitched the idea of USC hosting the conference because I love the idea of hosting an event which could not only elevate the prestige of student government here at our university, but it’s an opportunity for us to connect with other student governments and learn from them,” Sampath said.The summit hosted representatives from every university student government in the Pac-12 except for University of Arizona, Arizona State University and University of California, Berkeley. Despite the absence of three schools, the conference had the highest overall attendance of any Pac-12 Summit so far.Stanford University Student Body President John-Lancaster Finley, whose school was attending the summit for the first time, attributed this high attendance to how USG members successfully networked with the other schools and made attending the summit a priority.“My vice president and I went to the national summit at the White House, and that’s where I met Rini,” Finley said. “Rini really pushed [the summit], and I was like, ‘Okay, I’ll be there.’ I probably wouldn’t have gone if I didn’t have a personal relationship with Rini.”Finley also cited that the current lack of conference communication within the Pac-12 as a major reason he wanted Stanford to attend the summit this year and in the years that follow.“Next year, I’m going to make sure whoever is my successor comes to [the summit] because I think it’s hugely important,” Finley said. “Especially because we have literally zero conference interaction, which I know other conferences do pretty strongly. In the Pac-12, we’re leaders in pretty much all other areas a conference can be a leader in, but in collaboration among the different schools not so much, and I think it’s very exciting to see that as a possibility.”The weekend contained a large variety of activities in order to foster communication between the student leaders. Activities included workshops on topics such as marketing, sexual assault prevention and diversity where different student governments could share their unique experiences.University of Utah Student Body President Ambra Jackson stated that it was activities like these that she found the most useful since it gave her the chance to learn how other universities dealt with similar issues in different manners.“I would say the most enlightening part [of the summit] is just learning about what campus issues are more relevant to everyone else — for example, mental health,” Jackson said. “On some campuses they have more resources. [We learned] about those differences and how each student leader works with his or her administration to combat those in a proactive manner.”Athletic Director Pat Haden and Unruh Institute of Politics Director Dan Schnur delivered keynote speeches at the summit. In his keynote speech, Schnur expressed admiration for the event and how he saw student leaders from all of the attending schools making a change by being involved in their respective student governments.“Most old people would tell you that you represent the next generation of leadership, and I don’t think they realize exactly how condescending and patronizing that sounds,” Schnur said. “I would suggest to you that you’re not the next generation of leadership. You are the current generation of leadership. You have already assumed these responsibilities not just on your campuses, but in your surrounding communities. And rather than needing to be told by some 50-year-old white guy that someday it‘s going to be your turn — it is your turn.”
As expected they have chosen Semple Stadium in Thurles for the July 12th clash of Tipp and Waterford in what will be a fitting tribute to the late Jimmy Doyle.Redevelopment work at Pairc Uí Chaoimh ruled out the Cork venue for the game while the Gaelic Ground in Limerick and Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney were also ruled out.Tipp FM will of course have live commentary of the game in association with Mulcahy Car Sales, Ardcroney, Nenagh.
Deputy Pearse Doherty has slammed recent HSE figures which reveal that close to €3 million was spent on agency staff at Letterkenny University Hospital during the first five months of this year.The figures were provided to Sinn Féin following a request from the party’s Health Spokesperson Deputy Louise O’Reilly.They reveal that the large sum was spent to fill a number of positions at the hospital including medical and paramedical roles, nursing staff as well as support workers. It also represented the highest amount spent by any single hospital across the entire SAOLTA University Healthcare Group of hospitals.Reacting to the revelation, Deputy Doherty said “Yet again Letterkenny University Hospital tops the ranking when it comes to spending on recruiting agency staff.“The figures show that between January and May of this year alone over €2.9M was spent by the hospital on recruiting temporary agency workers to fill vital hospital positions.“And agency workers were used by the hospital to fill a whole range of different roles with close to €2M spent on doctors and consultants, €283,000 went towards hiring nurses, €13,000 was spent on paramedics, with the remainder or just over €650,000 having gone towards hiring support service personnel. “In fact, one of the few categories of worker for which agency staff hadn’t been utilised in order to fill vacancies were Management roles within the hospital.“The reason why this data is so noteworthy is because it shows just how rampant hospital spending on temporary agency staff has become and it illustrates a clear preference on the part of both the HSE and Government to hire costly temporary workers to fill staffing gaps instead of directly employing staff.“The reliance on agency staff at the hospital has gotten out of hand, and the fact that this spend relates to just the first five months of the year and that already LUH tops the table with respect to the sums spent on temporary workers across the entire SAOLTA group is real cause for concern.“Since Fine Gael came to government in 2011 the health service as a whole has spent over €2.1 billion on temporary agency staff – this is financially crippling the system with agency staff for more senior positions costing multiple times more than those directly employed by the HSE.“Sinn Féin has repeatedly raised this matter with the Minister for Health and we’ve told him that huge sums of money could be saved each year by properly addressing the recruitment and retention crisis and instead directly employ HSE staff which are significantly less expensive than agency providers. “This practice is not good value for money in the first instance, and it is not good for patients or other full-time staff yet the government continues to oversee a recruitment embargo and there is no doubt that this policy is only further adding to the ongoing recruitment and retention crisis across our hospitals.”Outrage as €3M spent on Agency Staff at LUH in first five months of year was last modified: August 2nd, 2019 by StephenShare 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:agency staffdonegalletterkennyluh€3 million
14 May 2015About 20 emerging South African filmmakers are at the 68th Annual Cannes International Film Festival in France, where they are showcasing their expertise – and potentially selling their projects to various buyers.The filmmakers, led by Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Mzwandile Masina, are also promoting South Africa’s attractiveness as a film destination that meets international standards. They will present their projects at the annual film fair, which takes place in the coastal city of Cannes. It began yesterday and ends on 24 May.Masina said the participation of local filmmakers was part of his department’s strategy to create access to local film and video products, promote an increase in the volume of film production, and provide exposure for the emerging filmmakers to the international film and production markets, distributors, funders and producers. The intention is to transform and grow the South African film industry.“Through promoting South Africa as an international destination to attract further international productions and in encouraging the generation of local content production, the country will continue to enjoy the benefits of a vibrant and growing film industry,” he said, encouraging international production houses to use the country as a location for films.South Africa had signed a co-production treaty with France, Masina said yesterday. “This agreement serves as a driver from which France can contribute to the expansion of the film, television, video production and distribution industries of both countries.”The treaty also served to enhance the development of cultural and economic exchanges. While in Cannes, Masina will hold meetings with Lions Gate, an American film studio, and Axiom, a British production, distribution and sales company. He will also meet international producers from various countries.“The 20 filmmakers were funded by the Department of Trade and Industry. They will participate in a producers’ network and workshop sessions,” said spokesperson Sidwell Medupe.The film and television industry has been identified as a priority sector in the Industrial Policy Action Plan because of its ability to promote increased investment, job creation and skills transfer. “This sector is an important generator of foreign earnings for the country. It contributed approximately R3.5-billion into the economy last year and created more than 25 000 jobs,” Masina said.The Cannes International Film Festival is an annual film conference where new films of all genres, including documentaries, from around the world are previewed.Source: SAnews.gov
RELATED ARTICLES The Smart Meter: Friend or Foe?EMFs and Human HealthOntario to Yank Some Smart MetersIn Nevada, Calls for a Smart Meter ProbeWhen Customers Challenge the Wisdom of Smart MetersFinding the Smartest Use for Smart MetersSmart Meter SmackdownThe Smart Meter’s Contentious OpponentsThe New ‘Smart’ Grid CMP originally won PUC approval for its $200 million conversion program in 2009. Critics took the PUC to court, and in 2012 the Maine Supreme Court ordered the PUC to revisit the issue. A PUC staff report delivered in March 2014 said that there were no credible studies linking the meters to ill health, and six months later commissioners voted to accept the staff report.The coalition appealed, first with written arguments and then the brief oral arguments on November 2. Just what are the threats?The safety of smart meters in Maine and elsewhere is part of a larger debate over the possible health effects of exposure to the many wireless devices people routinely come in contact with — microwave ovens, cell phones, and wireless routers as well as smart meters — and the radio frequency (RF) radiation they produce.Ed Friedman, the lead complainant in the Maine case, says that wireless technology represents “a public health and security emergency the likes of which we have never seen.” The coalition’s website refers to a half-dozen publications or reports dealing with the risks of radio frequency exposure.“In every state and country where smart meters have been or may be installed, there is continued opposition from citizen groups concerned with 24/7 radiation emissions deemed by the World Health Organization to be a possible human carcinogen, invasion of privacy for the electronic records the meters record, theft of personal data, infringement of several constitutional rights and compromising of personal and grid cybersecurity,” the Maine coalition says.Others consider these claims overblown.Writing at the Huffington Post scientists David Bailey and Jonathan Borwein said that claims that wireless radiation causes problem such as dizziness or memory loss are “absurd.” They said that a 2010 study commissioned by the World Health Organization found only a “very minimal and partially contradictory link” between cell phone use and brain cancer.“It is also instructive to compare the radiation levels of smart meters with those of other wireless devices,” they wrote. “Smart meters only transmit data for roughly 1.4 seconds per day, at very low wattage. And even if one stands less than one meter (3 feet) from a smart meter when it broadcasts its data, the resulting microwave exposure is 550 times less than standing in front of an active microwave oven, and 1100 times less than holding an active cell phone to one’s ear.”The American Cancer Society says at its website that it is “very unlikely” that smart meters increase the risk of cancer.No decision in the Maine case is expected for several months. A Maine group protesting the deployment of some 600,000 smart meters took its case back to the state supreme court, arguing the Public Utilities Commission erred when it found the wireless devices were not a threat to public health.The Maine Coalition to Stop Smart Meters is appealing a ruling by the state Public Utilities Commission (PUC) last fall, which found no established connection between smart meters and health problems. The coalition claims that the meters can cause a number of health problems, including headaches, fatigue, loss of sleep and, potentially, cancer.Central Maine Power Company (CMP), owned by the Spanish energy conglomerate Iberdrola, says that the radio waves emitted by the devices are well below standards set by the Federal Communications Commission, according to an article in The Portland Press Herald.The hearing on November 2 was the most recent skirmish in a long-running dispute over the safety of the electronic devices that have largely replaced analog electric meters in Maine and elsewhere. Wireless smart meters allow utilities to track the distribution of electricity across the grid in real time and, at least in theory, give both consumers and utilities new ways of managing power consumption.
zoom European short sea shipping specialist Compagnie Luxembourgeoise d’Navigation (CLdN) RoRo SA has exercised options for construction of two more 5, 400 lane meter vessels at the Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).The latest options will make up the seventh and eighth ship from the company’s 12 planned newbuildings, with additional options for a further four.According to CLdN, the order complements the previously announced firm orders for six vessels, of which the initial two 8,000 lane meter vessels will be delivered within 2017. The first one, to be named Celine, is due to arrive in Northern Europe during September.The previously announced strategy to prepare for expansion in the Port of Zeebrugge, with the development of a new 36 hectare Port facility at Albert II Dock, will be delivered prior to the new vessels entering service, CLdN added.In line with the previous orders, these vessels will be LNG ready, allowing for adaption to dual fuel propulsion.The lifting of options comes three months after CLdN raised its orderbook to six ships from the series.CLdN RoRo SA operates 24 RoRo vessels and its core services have traditionally been the Continent / UK, but it has steadily expanded its geographical presence into new markets, including Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Spain and Portugal in recent years.“We are half way through our 5 year plan and already have 8 of the 12 vessels planned as firm orders, keeping us well ahead of target,” a spokesperson for CLdN commented.