Fund will help make Limerick people IT smart

first_imgNewsLocal NewsFund will help make Limerick people IT smartBy admin – October 26, 2011 699 Email FUNDING has been made available to provide free IT training for 800 Limerick people. The €40,000 slice of a national €1.88 million fund has been awarded to help people from all walks of life to get up to speed with emailing, surfing the net, skyping and other tecno skills. Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources – Pat. Rabbitte T.D, announced offers of training grants for 20 training projects run by community and voluntary groups and not for profit organisations under the BenefIT 3 scheme.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick Community Connect were one of the groups who received funding.This means that 800 will gain from free IT training between now and June 2012. In particular older people will benefit, as will the unemployed, as well as other disadvantaged groups.“We ran a project to train people in IT in Limerick last year and 900 were trained. “Everyone filled out a questionnaire at the the end of it and the feedback was just phenomenal – we could have trained another thousand people if the funding was there,” Elaine Doyle of Community Connect, told the Limerick Post.This project will run in centres, libraries and public spaces in Limerick city. It will use a Train the Trainer approach where students from Limerick Institute of Technology and University of Limerick and interested residents, will receive training to deliver these courses.Each participant will receive six hours of training, four hours will focus on the Internet, Email and Online Transactions. Two further hours will be available on Digital Photography/Video or Skype and or e-Government services online or a topic the trainees may choose.A training schedule will be available from November and the group will be taking names of interested participants. Twitter Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin Previous articleArts news and postingsNext articleAlleged assault on shop worker case adjourned admin Advertisement Printlast_img read more

Belgium Joins 8MW+ Club as First Norther Turbine Rises

first_imgThe first MHI Vestas 8.4MW wind turbine has been installed on the 370MW Norther offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea, Norther NV, the owner and developer of the project, said.Source: Norther NVThe wind turbines are being transported in sets of four by Van Oord’s installation vessel Aeolus from Vlissingen in the Netherlands and installed at the site some 23 kilometres off the coast of Zeebrugge.The wind farm comprises 44 MHI Vestas 8.4MW units scheduled to be commissioned in the third quarter of 2019.Norther is the first Belgian wind farm to feature wind turbines with a capacity of 8MW or above and will be the largest offshore wind farm in Belgian waters once operational.Norther NV is a partnership between Elicio and Boreas, which in turn is a joint venture between Eneco and Diamond Generating Europe.last_img read more

Deborah Ann Siekman

first_imgDeborah Ann Siekman, 63, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Sunday February 9, 2020 in Edgewood, Kentucky.She was born June 22, 1956 in Sullivan, IN, daughter of the late Lawrence Tedrow and Dovie (Arvin) Tedrow.Deborah worked as a hostess for Aurora Tree House, and as a bartender and cook for the Hidden Valley Golf Club.Debbie graduated from Benton Central High School in Boswell, Indiana in 1974. She loved working around people, her favorite job being at the Hidden Valley Golf Club. She enjoyed being with her grandchildren, watching her grandson race go karts, and gardening. Debbie lover her dog Brutus, who she made sure always got treats and extra snacks, and most recently a kitten she named Fluffy.Deborah is survived by Douglas L. Trester of Aurora, IN; son, Chad (Cindy) Siekman of Cincinnati, OH; brother, Larry Tedrow of Terre Haute, IN; grandchildren, Conner Matthew Siekman, and Chloe Marie Siekman, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; and several nieces and nephew.She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Dovie; brother, Ronald Tedrow and niece, Elizabeth Tedrow.Friends will be received Thursday, February 13, 2020, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 12:00 pm with Pastor Scott Davis officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to PAWS or the Dearborn County Clearinghouse (food pantry). If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more