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

NCLAT Dismisses HDIL’s Appeal; Gives Go Ahead To Initiate Insolvency Proceedings

first_imgCorporateNCLAT Dismisses HDIL’s Appeal; Gives Go Ahead To Initiate Insolvency Proceedings Shruti Sareen20 July 2020 6:58 AMShare This – xThe National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has upheld the order passed by NCLT, Mumbai Bench, against the real estate giant Housing Development & Infrastructure Limited (HDIL) for initiation of insolvency proceedings under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 (IBC). HDIL had contended that it was not given enough opportunity to put forth its case and hence the order…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has upheld the order passed by NCLT, Mumbai Bench, against the real estate giant Housing Development & Infrastructure Limited (HDIL) for initiation of insolvency proceedings under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 (IBC). HDIL had contended that it was not given enough opportunity to put forth its case and hence the order was in violation of natural justice. Dismissing the appeal filed by HDIL’s Promoter Rakesh Wadhwan, the Principal bench observed that the corporate debtor’s claim was erroneous and it had repeatedly defaulted in making the payment despite several opportunities and ample time was provided to settle the matter. “…….Still, despite Company Appeal (AT) (Insolvency) No. 906 of 2019 7 of 8 taking several opportunities from the Adjudicating Authority for settlement with the Financial Creditor, the Corporate Debtor defaulted in making the payment. Therefore, the contention of the Appellant that Order has been passed without affording an opportunity for filing Reply, in violation of the principle of natural justice is without any basis.” Earlier in 2018, Bank of India had filed a petition at the Mumbai bench of NCLT for recovery of its dues but later withdrew the same when HDIL had proposed a one time settlement. Based on this offer NCLT had permitted the withdrawal of the petition. However, HDIL defaulted on the settlement by issuing post dated cheques which were returned and dishonored. In a second round, on August 20th 2019, the Mumbai bench of NCLT allowed the insolvency proceedings filed by Bank of India under Section 7 of the IBC against HDIL for default in repayment of its dues amounting to Rs 522 crores. Justice Bansi Lal Bhat, Acting Chairperson, Justice V. P. Singh, Member (Technical), Justice Alok Srivastava, Member (Technical) further held: “It is pertinent to mention that statutory provision under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 does not permit to provide several opportunities to corporate debtor in hope of the settlement. However, the adjudicating authority has tried his best to afford ample opportunity to both the parties to settle the matter amicably. But, despite that, the Corporate Debtor has failed to make the payment or arrive at a settlement………. ….” The appellate tribunal also observed that this was the second time that the lenders had to approach the NCLT for the default of the same debt. “In view of our finding as aforesaid, no interference is called for against the impugned Order dated 20th August 2019. Therefore, Appeal fails. No order as to costs.” the Bench further added. Dr U.K. Chaudhary, Senior Advocate with Mr Farman Ali and Mr Ashish Verma, Advocates appeared for the Appellants Mr Arun Kathpalia, Senior Advocate with Ms Meghna Rao, Mr Rana Mukherjee, Senior Advocate, Mr A.K. Mishra Saurabh Upadhyay and Ms Pallavi Pratap, Advocates appeared for the RespondentsCompany Appeal (AT) (Insolvency) No. 906 of 2019Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

Some issues emerging with vaccination timetable – GP

first_img Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – March 4, 2021 Google+ WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articleDonnelly asks HSE to review Donegal vaccination centre decisionNext articleNews, Sport, Farm News, and Obituaries on Thursday March 4th News Highland Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows It emerged today that around 200 GP surgeries still haven’t received any jabs to vaccine the over 85s by the end of the week.Donegal GP Dr Denis McCauley believes the target will be met, but says some issues are starting to surface…………Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Some issues emerging with vaccination timetable – GP Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Antarctic science and conservation — The historical background

first_imgJames Cook in his voyage of 1774–1775 is generally credited with the discovery of the Antarctic. He was soon followed by fur sealers who by the end of the first quarter of the nineteenth century had severely reduced the stocks of fur seals. Besides sealers, there were purely scientific expeditions to the Antarctic in the early 1800s. Exploratory whaling voyages began in 1873–1874, but the Antarctic whaling industry was not established till 1904. Whaling developed quickly, despite attempts to control its growth. These were frustrated by the invention in 1925 of factory ships which could operate on the high seas. Successive attempts to regulate whaling were unsuccessful, and following the reduction of the stocks of whales, the industry has collapsed. The development of whaling was accompanied by scientific exploration and research. The “Heroic Age” of Antarctic exploration saw the successful discovery of the Pole by the Norwegian Amundsen in 1911. Antarctic exploration developed between the two World Wars. After the Second World War there was a resurgence of interest in the Antarctic. Territorial claims caused political tensions, but these were temporarily assuaged during the International Geophysical Year, 1957–1958, when 12 nations cooperated to establish 47 research stations in the Antarctic. This scientific initiative was so successful that steps were taken to preserve this opportunity for scientific cooperation under the aegis of the Antarctic Treaty, signed at Washington in 1959. This treaty, together with two other associated instruments, provides the legal framework for present-day conservation in the Antarctic.last_img read more

Diet, individual specialisation and breeding of brown skuas (Catharacta antarctica lonnbergi): an investigation using stable isotopes

first_imgThe diet of brown skuas (Catharacta antarctica lonnbergi) on Bird Island, South Georgia was assessed using a combination of stable isotope analysis (SIA) and mixing model techniques. We found evidence that individual specialisation in diet of adult brown skuas was related to timing of breeding, which may reflect differences in intrinsic quality. Adults with more enriched 13C values hatched chicks earlier than those with depleted 13C values. Individuals with enriched 13C fed predominantly on Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella) carrion and placenta while those with lower ratios appeared to rely more on burrowing petrels (e.g. Antarctic prions Pachyptila desolata). Individual foraging differences clearly influenced timing of breeding and potentially the reproductive output of breeding pairs. We confirmed that the main components of the diet of brown skuas during incubation are, in decreasing order of importance, Antarctic fur seal placenta, burrowing petrels and fur seal muscle. In addition, we identified fur seal faeces in the diet during this stage, which had not been detected previously by traditional sampling methods. Finally we identified a correlation in δ13C values between pair members, attributable to the influence of courtship feeding of females by males, or assortative mating according to foraging preference or intrinsic quality.last_img read more

Compensating biases and a noteworthy success in the CMIP5 representation of Antarctic sea ice processes

first_imgCoupled Model Intercomparison Project phase 5 (CMIP5) climate models simulate a wide range of historical sea ice areas. Even models with areas close to observed values may contain compensating errors, affecting reliability of their projections. This study focuses on the seasonal cycle of sea ice, including analysis of model concentration budgets. Many models have insufficient autumn ice growth, leading to large winter biases. A subset of models accurately represent sea ice evolution year‐round. However, comparing their winter ice concentration budget to observations reveals a range of behaviors. At least one model has an accurate ice budget, which is only possible due to realistic ice drifts. The CMIP5 generation of model physics and resolution is therefore structurally capable of accurately representing processes in Antarctic sea ice. This implies that substantially improved projections of Antarctic dense ocean water formation and ice sheet melting are possible with appropriate subsetting of existing climate models.last_img read more

Ocean City Families Unite to Fundraise For Shore Medical Center

first_imgCaroline Bickings, 10, of Ocean City, left, and her siblings, Rose, 6, Alice, 8, and 3-year-old Johnnie, created the design for the lawn signs that are raising money for hospital workers. (Photo courtesy of the Bickings family) By MADDY VITALEThe Bickings and Monihans, both of Ocean City, share a bond of not just being neighbors and friends, but as families who dedicate their lives to helping others with food donation drives and other causes.Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the couples, Julie and Christian Bickings and Chris and Andrea Monihan, who run Shore2Share, a food donation program, knew they had to find ways to help.They agreed they wanted to show appreciation and admiration for emergency workers as well as all of the other essential employees.They chose Shore Medical Center in Somers Point. Not only is it the closest hospital to Ocean City, but it is also where the husband of Julie Bickings’ best friend, Katie Grim, also from Ocean City, works as a physician. Keith Grim is an emergency room doctor at Shore.“There is a crisis. We are doers. We were kicking around ideas about how we can help our community in this crisis,” said Julie Bickings.They emulated an idea of Chris Monihan’s sister, who works in a North Jersey hospital, where they developed yard signs to unify the communities and benefit the hospital.“We did the same thing but with the help of our children,” Bickings noted. The signs are available for sale by clicking sign sells for $25. All of the proceeds go to the COVID-19 response at Shore Medical Center.Signs like this one will be displayed on lawns to symbolize community unity and appreciation for those working during the COVID-19 crisis. (Image courtesy of the Bickings family)The cost of the first 200 signs was donated by Chris and Andrea Monihan so the entire $25 will go directly toward the mission for the first 200.Shore Medical Center will give reports on how much money has been raised and the couples and their friends will deliver signs directly to the yard of the person donating, while practicing social distances.“The response we have gotten from friends and the community has been great,” Chris Monihan said. “Our goal is to raise $10,000 to $20,000. We will see what happens.”While it was Chris Monihan’s idea for the fundraiser, he said the success of the drive will come from the many generous people in Ocean City and the surrounding communities to help the front line workers.“We got the ball rolling, but everyone who is donating is really pushing the ball forward. By people talking and passing it along, hopefully it grows,” he noted. “I fully anticipate it will take off. It is something heartwarming that everyone can be a part of.”And while raising funds to help the hospital workers is essential, the lawn signs have an even more significant meaning.“The money is fantastic. But I think if everyone becomes aware of the sign and when a healthcare worker, grocery store worker or postal worker sees the sign, they can see we show our appreciation to others. It is a great way to lift the spirits of others, too,” Monihan explained.Bickings’ husband, Christian, who is very supportive of the project, is busy in his position at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Currently he is tasked with helping to set up remote hospitals that will serve as treatment centers for coronavirus patients, she said.“We specifically have been in contact with the emergency department at Shore about their greatest needs. The needs change each day and so the money will fund whatever the greatest need is at the time,” Bickings said.The design is simple: A rainbow, with a smiley face and a handprint.“The rainbow represents hope and the child-like design shows hope that the healthcare workers will get us through,” Bickings said. “They are the ones who will make it happen — in addition to everyone staying home.”Julie and Christian Bickings have four children, Caroline, 10, Alice, 8, Rose, 6, and Johnnie, 3. The children helped to design the sign. The Monihans’ daughter, Renee, 2, helped create the rainbow, while 8-month-old Marin Monihan watched, Chris Monihan said with a chuckle.“It is truly kid-created with guidance,” Julie Bickings said of the design of the lawn signs.“We put it up less than 24 hours ago and already it raised $1,400,” Bickings said Friday afternoon. “We really want the proceeds to help the people on the front lines.”For more information contact Chris Monihan at 609-602-3336 or email him at [email protected] Monihan, 2, creates some rainbows like the one she helped make for the fundraiser. (Photo courtesy of the Monihan family)last_img read more

New report signals more high street woe

first_imgMore than a fifth of Britain’s stores will close by 2018, experts warned yesterday.The Centre for Retail Research (CRR) published its analysis of how UK retailing will have changed by 2018 yesterday as increasing numbers of customers switch to internet shopping.The study said:Total store numbers will fall by 22%, from 281,930 today to 220,000 in 2018.Job losses could be around 316,000The share of online retail sales will rise from 12.7% (2012) to 21.5% by 2018 or the end of the decade.CRR director Professor Joshua Bamfield said: “High streets need to combine the enthusiasm generated by Mary Portas with realistic and well-managed plans. The focus should be on declining sites in lower income areas.“Empty shops should be turned into homes, service, entertainment and leisure outlets, offices, surgeries, and other facilities for which there may be local demand.”The CRR’s Retail Futures 2018 report blamed the poor growth in consumer spending – up just 12% since 2006 – and soaring operating costs, up 20%, for the challenge on the high street. And while it said the high street was in danger of losing one in five – 61,930 – stores, independents will be hardest-hit, with more than one in four closing.High streets in Wales will be worst affected with 29% of shops disappearing. The north west will lose 28% of its shops and the shutters will fall on 27% in the East Midlands.London will be the most resilient with a 9% decline and the south east will see 13% of high street stores close.last_img read more

The Disco Biscuits Wrap Up Explosive Washington, D.C. Weekend At The Anthem

first_imgOn Saturday, The Disco Biscuits returned to Washington, D.C. for a show at The Anthem, following an old-school Friday night dance party at the nearby Lincoln Theatre.The Disco Biscuits opened their first set with “On Time”, setting a trancey vibe for the evening. The four-piece worked into “Tricycle”, with Jon “Barber” Gutwillig laying down some intricate guitar solos behind Marc Brownstein’s thunderous bass groove. Aron Magner quickly joined in on the fun, firing off some space-like riffs on his synth. The band kept on pushing forward with an inverted “Aceetobee”, before smoothly transitioning into “Loose Change”. Allen Aucoin set the tempo for “Loose Change”, as Brownstein quickly found his bandmate to weave an intricate pocket, allowing Barber to take the lead. Barbs let it all hang out during last nights “Loose Change”, firing off a series of earth-shattering solos. The Disco Biscuits decided to sandwich their entire first set last night, bringing things to a close with “On Time”.Following a brief set break, The Disco Biscuits returned to open their second set with “Magellan”, following a “Magellan Reprise” encore the night prior. Magner led the band into “Magellan” with some delicate work on the keys, before Barber ran into the vocal segment of the song. The quartet invited the crowd on a breezy ride, that quickly turned into a more rowdy affair. Following “Magellan”, the band sandwiched “Munchkin Invasion” in between a hearty “Jigsaw Earth”, showcasing their innate ability to let loose and see where the music takes them. A colossal rendition of “Story of the World” with an inverted “Therapy” brought the improv-heavy second to an end. A lone encore of “Highwire” gave fans one last chance to boogie down, as The Biscuits ended their two-night Washington, D.C. weekend on a high note.Next up on The Disco Biscuits schedule is a three-night run next weekend at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY’s.For ticketing information and a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates, head to The Disco Biscuits’ website.Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | The Anthem | Washington, D.C. | 1/26/2019Set One: On Time-> Tricycle-> Aceetobee (inverted)-> Loose Change-> On TimeSet Two: Magellan, Jigsaw Earth-> Munchkin Invasion-> Jigsaw Earth, Story of the Word-> Therapy (inverted)-> Story of the WorldEncore: Highwirelast_img read more

SMC presidential candidates discuss platforms

first_imgSaint Mary’s students gathered Wednesday night to listen to the platforms of the three potential student body president and vice presidential candidates.Junior Shannon Golden said her and fellow junior Margaret Faller’s Saint Mary’s pride led them to run for president and vice president, respectively.“I realized that I wanted to make every second here count,” Golden said. “I want every girl to feel the inclusion of the Saint Mary’s sisterhood and to be able to love the school as much as I do.”One of Golden and Faller’s main goals is to change the selection dates for Opus Hall, Saint Mary’s newest residence hall, from the spring to the fall of junior year, which they believe will make deciding senior housing an easier process.Golden and Faller also hope to increase the alumni relations network and show the Student Government Association’s support for every student-run organization. They hope to extend Angela Athletic Facility’s hours, promote healthy options in the dining hall and ensure everyone feels safe on campus.“We plan to address any and every concern that students have and bring it to security right away,” Golden said. “We want to be extremely proactive when it comes to this topic.”Juniors Kaitlyn Baker and Maddie Kohler, running for president and vice president respectively, also discussed safety on campus. They said they hope to fund a second Blinky driver, who will remain at Saint Mary’s after transportation has ended for the night.According to Baker, her position as Resident Hall Association president has taught her how to communicate effectively with students and how to set up activities.“I truly understand the demands of the position of student body president and what it means to be a leader,” Baker said. “I know I speak for Maddie and myself when I say we absolutely love all of you and all of Saint Mary’s. That really is why we’re up here today.”The pair said it hopes to reduce email clutter through the creation of a weekly newsletter that will keep students informed. Additionally, one of their goals is to establish personal bonds with everyone and remain open to suggestions while implementing their own changes.“We want to work with the student body to make sure that we can all call Saint Mary’s our home, a place where the food might not be as good as mom’s home-cooked meals, but with new healthy options — such as a veggie bar and a smoothie station — it isn’t far off,” Kohler said.Kohler and Baker said they will support bonding by initiating bowling events, trips to Chicago and ice-skating nights, as well as hosting the Navy Ball. The candidates said they will also limit paper use and fundraise for water-filtering stations in all academic buildings.“It is our goal to make next year the finest year of your college experience,” Baker said. “Your vote is the first step to having your voice heard.”Juniors Kristen Whalen and Breanna Elger said they also want to create a more environmentally friendly campus. Both transfer students, Waelin and Elger said they came to Saint Mary’s already knowing what it takes to promote sustainability across a college campus.Whalen and Elger said that their devotion to Saint Mary’s inspired them to seek the leadership positions of president and vice president, respectively.“While it’s arguable that our facilities might not be the latest and the greatest, the heart of each student at Saint Mary’s is what makes this school special,” Whalen said. “This passion for Saint Mary’s has compelled us to fully dive into the community.”The duo said it hopes to collaborate with Sodexo, the company that runs Saint Mary’s dining services, and expand the variety of food in the dining hall, as well as make the coffee machine in the library permanent.“We are excited to provide this no-cost luxury to our students, using our financial backgrounds to explore options for subsidization and alternative budgeting,” Elger said. “Additionally, we hope to partner with the document center to make color printing available for your personal use.”Whalen said economic transparency with tuition and extended hours at the Angela Athletic facility are among her and Elger’s priorities, but responding to the needs of students and more clearly defining what it means to be a Belle will always come first.“We hope to use our business experience to ally with admissions and to partner with the recent marketing firm they’ve hired to make a tangible description of the often unclear notion of what a Belle is,” Whalen said. “As Belles, you exude charisma, you have spunk, you have heart, and you have an iron will.”Voting took place Thursday on OrgSync and the results will be announced Friday.Tags: Breanna Elger, Kaitlyn Baker, Kristen Whalen, Maddie Kohler, Margaret Faller, Saint Mary’s College student body elections, Shannon Golden, SMC Electionslast_img read more