Limerick jobseekers begin college courses

first_imgLimerick Post Show | FOLM Project Previous article#VIDEO Minister launches month-long children’s festivalNext article500 Limerick calls to senior help line John Keogh Twitter Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Women in the Creative Arts to take centre stage at LIT’s International Women’s Day Flagship Event Print WhatsApp International Women’s Day LIT Email Facebookcenter_img  APPROXIMATELY 200 Limerick jobseekers are helping to boost their prospects of returning to work by starting third level courses at the University of Limerick this year through the state-funded Springboard programme.At Limerick Institute of Technology, a further group of jobseekers will take part in the five courses available through the programme there.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Professor Paul McCutcheon, vice president academic registrar at UL, said: “As the country strives towards a sustainable economic recovery, it is important that those who lost their jobs in recent years are equipped with skills sought by employers now and in the future.“What unites all of the Springboard courses is that they cover areas where there is jobs growth in Limerick and elsewhere. Graduates will, therefore, be in a strong position to re-enter the workforce and embark on the next phase of their careers.”Places on the Springboard courses are offered free to those who qualify and the courses are delivered flexibly, allowing jobseekers to retain their benefits and continue their search for employment.The skills taught on the programmes have been specifically selected to match the current job market and concentrate on areas where there is existing and projected growth.“We are delighted to offer programmes in areas where job prospects are solid and, in fact, there are identified skills shortages. LIT has worked intensively with key industry partners to develop these programmes and to ensure that there will be a seamless progression for students from study to work placements and – ultimately – to sustainable jobs,” commented LIT president Dr Maria Hinfelaar.At UL, a total of 159 students recently commenced classes in the nine Springboard courses available at the university, while an additional 40 students are expected to begin courses in January.The courses at UL provide qualifications in areas such as mobile and cloud computing, software development, international entrepreneurship, and management and human resources.Springboard programmes at LIT include biopharmaceuticals, creative multimedia programming, and digital manufacturing and innovation. LIT Development & Public Engagement Manager, Seamus Hoyne, is awarded the SEAI Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Energy Award. NewsLimerick jobseekers begin college coursesBy John Keogh – September 15, 2014 681 Advertisement TAGSDr Maria HinfelaarDr Paul McCutcheonLITSpringboardUL Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LIT Launches unique new programme on Responding to Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control last_img read more

Hermans wins at Powder Mountain to take Tour of Utah lead

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEDEN, Utah (AP) — Ben Hermans rode clear of the shattered peloton near the summit of Powder Mountain on Wednesday to win the queen stage of the Tour of Utah and assume the overall race lead.The runner-up a year ago, Hermans crossed the line 22 seconds ahead of James Piccoli, with Niklas Eg another 13 seconds adrift. Peter Stetina and Joe Dombrowski, who did the early animating on the climb to the summit, rounded out the top five in a brutally hard 84-mile stage from Brigham City.Hermans made the winning move about 2 miles from the top, when he dropped Piccoli and pushed ahead on his own. That left him with a 26-second advantage over the Elevate-KHS rider in the overall standingsThe stage Thursday takes riders 86 miles from Antelope State Park to North Salt Lake. It offers rolling terrain with three punchy climbs toward the finish that could reward a breakaway rider. Associated Press August 14, 2019 /Sports News – Local Hermans wins at Powder Mountain to take Tour of Utah lead Tags: Ben Hermans/Tour of Utahlast_img read more

Golar Power to build LNG import terminal in Brazil

first_imgThe existing port infrastructure, which is owned by the Pernambuco’s government, will be used for the project Golar Power to build LNG import terminal in Brazil. (Credit: Pixabay/LEEROY Agency) Golar Power has signed a protocol of intentions with Pernambuco’s government to build a liquid natural gas (LNG) import terminal in the northeast of Brazil.Located in the Port of Suape (Suape), in the northeast of Brazil, the project involves infrastructure for the supply of natural gas and LNG to produce electricity.The project is scheduled to commence operations in the second half of the year.The firm will collaborate with Companhia Pernambucana de Gás Natural (Copergás), the local gas distribution company, to bring natural gas to Pernambuco’s areas which does not have traditional pipeline networks.The existing port infrastructure which is owned by the State Government will be used for the project.According to Golar Power, Pernambuco has approximately 9.6 million people who are expected to be benefited by installing the terminal.LNG will also be distributed from Suape to other states in BrazilThe new terminal is planning to use an existing LNG carrier which is permanently docked at the Suape Port. The LNG carrier will serve as a supplier to the truck which has mounted LNG ISO-Containers.The LNG will be distributed to cities within a radius of up to one 1000km using the vehicles.Golar Power said that the initial trucked volumes are expected at 800m³ of LNG / day which is equal to about 480,000m³ of natural gas a day.Additionally, the LNG will also be distributed to other states in Brazil from Suape, via cabotage using small-scale LNG carriers which will be delivered by transhipment and will be used to transport LNG to other ports in the region.The capital expenditures of the project will be met through the internal resources and operating cash flow of Golar Power.Golar Power said that the final development of the project depends upon regulatory approvals and conclusion of commercial agreements.Recently, the firm has partnered with Petrobras Distribuidora (BR Distribuidora) to develop LNG distribution businesses in Brazil.last_img read more