MIC Lecturer Shines New Lens on Primary Geography in New Publication NewsEducationMIC ‘taster sessions’ will help students make final CAO decisionsBy Editor – April 12, 2017 690 Advertisement MIC Student Experience Virtual Sessions MIC Teams Up with GPA on New Scholarship Scheme for Postgraduate Students New Report from MIC Reveals the Reality of Human Trafficking in Ireland Previous articleAbducted Limerick teen heard ‘two clicks’ and thought he was shot deadNext articleLimerick student named fashion designer of the year Editor Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR MIC Lecturer Elected to Board of International Society for Music Education Twitter WhatsApp TAGSMIC Linkedin Print Email 25.04.13Mary Immaculate College Limerick, prospectus.Pic. Alan Place / Press 22Mary Immaculate College is to welcome hundreds of students to its campus on Friday, April 28 (11am – 1pm) as part of its Taster Sessions event.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The event will give students first-hand experience of a real lecture, a chance to tour the facilities at the college and an opportunity to meet faculty members. It is expected to be of particular interest to current leaving certificate students in helping them make their final decision on what programmes to include on their CAO Application form.Programmes on offer on the MIC Campus, Limerick include the Bachelor of Arts (MI002) degree programme. This programme now provides students with a wider choice of subjects to choose from – 19 in all. Students can choose from a set of 13 subjects taught at Mary Immaculate College and can now take one subject from partner institution, the University of Limerick.In addition MIC offers a BA in Contemporary and Applied Theatre Studies and programmes in Education, including Early Childhood Education degrees.Attendance at the Tasters Sessions is by registration only. Spaces are limited and available only on a first-come first-served basis. For further details and to register please call T: 061 774775 or see www.mic.ul.ie Week-long Celebration of Women as MIC Marks International Women’s Day
SUPSALV Removes Sunken Barge from Fort Pierce Channel The Navy’s Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) removed a barge that sank in the Fort Pierce ship channel, 100 yards inside the end of the ocean jetties, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) announced April 23.Removing debris from the waterways improves safety for all marine traffic.Lt. Cmdr. Dan Neverosky, SUPSALV assistant for salvage, said:The channel is heavily trafficked and the uncertain tide conditions where the ocean meets the inlet provided unique conditions for the operation. Working with the U.S. Coast Guard we were able to finalize a four point mooring plan, set a safety zone and move equipment for the five day operation.The Supervisor of Salvage and Diving, a NAVSEA directorate, responded to a request for assistance from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) as part of an inter-service support agreement to provide salvage support when the USACE is unable to conduct the task. Once on scene, SUPSALV and its contractor (Donjon Marine, Inc.) developed a plan to clear the channel and recover the barge and debris, using Donjon’s floating crane, Columbia and the tug Mary Alice.SUPSALV is responsible for all aspects of U.S. Navy ocean engineering, including salvage, in-water ship repair, contracting, towing, diving safety, and equipment maintenance and procurement.[mappress mapid=”15772″]Image: US Navy View post tag: Navy April 24, 2015 View post tag: SUPSALV View post tag: americas View post tag: Barge View post tag: Sunken View post tag: Fort Pierce View post tag: News by topic Share this article Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today SUPSALV Removes Sunken Barge from Fort Pierce Channel View post tag: Channel
Welsh Family Hall is bringing a little bit of the family farm to campus Saturday with its “Kiss a Pig” fundraising event. The event will feature three teams, and whichever team raises the most money will have a chance to kiss an actual pig Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in front of Dillon Hall. Sophomore Kelly Huffman, who coordinated the event, said it was created in an effort to develop a signature event for Welsh Family Hall. “We were trying to come up with a new signature event for Welsh Fam and a girl in our dorm mentioned this idea,” she said. Sophomore Ellie Tumminello, who participated in a similar event in high school, proposed the idea. The three teams participating are an Irish football team, an Irish hockey team and a faculty team. The football team, which will raise money for the Kelly Cares Foundation, will be represented at the event by Troy Niklas, Matthias Farley, Cam McDaniel and Andrew Hendrix. The hockey team will raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project, and Irish coach Jeff Jackson will also participate. The faculty team will feature finance professor Carl Ackerman, psychology professor Anre Venter and chemistry professor Xavier Creary. The team will raise money for Touching Tiny Lives, which benefits the children of AIDS victims in Africa. Donations can be made in either dining hall from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, as well as online through the “Kiss a Pig” Facebook page, Huffman said. Huffman said she hopes the online option will encourage donations from alumni. Huffman said various AcoustiCafe artists will perform at the event Saturday. Along with Welsh Family Hall, the event is co-sponsored by the Student Union Board and the Pre-Vet Club, Huffman said. Huffman said she hopes the “Kiss a Pig” event will be successful and can be continued in future years.
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Press Association Chelsea continued to press, with Oscar smashing the ball high into the Shed End from 18 yards after a quick break. The hosts took the lead on the stroke of half-time. Hazard cut in from the left and drilled in a low shot, which Myhill did well to push away at full strength. However, Ridgewell dithered instead of hacking the loose ball away and Eto’o snuck in on the blind side again to slot past the keeper into the far corner. Eto’o, who scored a similar opportunist goal against Schalke off the goalkeeper’s error in midweek, wheeled away in celebration and was booked for his troubles. Chelsea opened up West Brom at the start of the second half with a wonderful sweeping 30-yard pass from Oscar which floated over to Hazard, charging into the area down the left. However, the Belgian’s first touch was heavy, which pushed the ball on through to a grateful Myhill. West Brom were almost level on 56 minutes when Morgan Amalfitano’s deep cross from the right was headed against the outside of the far post by Long. The visitors did equalise on the hour, though. A corner from the right was met with a power header from Gareth McAuley, which Cech did well to beat away at point-blank range. As the ball looped up in the six-yard box, with the Chelsea keeper on the floor in the goal, Long climbed highest through the bodies to nod in his first of the season. Mourinho reacted by changing Lampard for striker Demba Ba. However, it was the visitors who went ahead on 68 minutes. The Baggies broke quickly down the left, with Ridgewell in support of the counter attack and he fed Sessegnon at the edge of the penalty area. The Benin forward sidestepped his marker and sent a low shot goalwards, which squirmed through Cech’s grasp and into the net. Mourinho made his final throw of the dice when Azpilicueta was replaced by John Obi Mikel and Juan Mata came on for Oscar. Myhill denied Branislav Ivanovic with a smart save down to his right as Chelsea pressed for an equaliser before Willian headed over. However, West Brom were left crestfallen in the fourth minute of stoppage time when Reid was adjudged to have pushed over Ramires. Hazard slotted past Myhill to snatch Chelsea a draw. Eden Hazard scored a controversial penalty deep into stoppage time to rescue a point for Chelsea from a 2-2 draw against West Brom and save Jose Mourinho from a first Barclays Premier League home defeat as Blues boss. Chelsea, who lost at Newcastle last weekend, had gone in front just before half-time through another poachers goal from Samuel Eto’o after Liam Ridgewell delayed his clearance. However, Steve Clarke’s side where level on the hour through Shane Long’s header and then Chelsea keeper Petr Cech allowed Stephane Sessegnon’s shot to squirm into the net, which had looked enough to take all three points until the late drama. Mourinho, who had not lost any of his previous 65 Premier League home games in two spells as Blues manager – winning 51, recalled Hazard to the side after leaving the Belgian midfielder out against Schalke when a lost passport saw him return late for training. Cesar Azpilicueta was again preferred at left-back to England defender Ashley Cole. The visitors, with Clarke taking on his old club, broke on eight minutes but Morgan Amalfitano dragged his shot wide. Chelsea were awarded a free-kick on 14 minutes after Oscar was upended by Claudio Yacob. Frank Lampard smacked the ball straight into Youssouf Mulumbu, with Long racing away on to the rebound down the left flank before he was tripped by Lampard, which resulted in a yellow card for the Chelsea midfielder. The Heavens opened again, saturating the already wet surface which made close control difficult. Yacob had tested the patience of referee Andre Mariner once too often after clipping Hazard’s heels and went into the book on 28 minutes. Oscar took the free-kick, some 25 yards out on the right, and curled the ball up over the wall, but Baggies keeper Boaz Myhill was alert to tip it over the crossbar. The Belgian midfielder, recalled to the side after being left out of the midweek Champions League win over Schalke for disciplinary reasons, converted after referee Andre Mariner pointed to the spot for what looked like a fair shoulder challenge by Steven Reid on Ramires. It was rough justice on West Brom, who had looked set for another memorable away victory after winning at Manchester United in September.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Scott envisioned the Lakers ranking at least 15th in total defense after they finished 29th out of 30 NBA teams last season in points allowed (109.2), 24th in defensive field goal percentage (46.8) and 30th in fast-break points allowed (16.7). But the Lakers experienced only a slight improvement. They currently rank 28th in total defense (104.8), 28th in defensive field goal percentage (46.3) and 26th in fast break points allowed (14.7).Both Lakers forwards Wesley Johnson and Jordan Hill said Scott spent more time teaching defense than D’Antoni. They also credit Scott holding players more accountable. “Byron is all about the defense. If he doesn’t see any improvement in that, he’s going to pull you out,” Hill said. “Mike is an offensive coach. He knows his stuff on offense. We did defensive stuff. But he just wants the ball to get into the basket.”That perhaps explains why last year’s team boded better offensively. It finished 11th in total offense (103 points), 14th in field-goal percentage (45.0) and third in 3-point shooting (38.4). Scott’s more deliberate offense ranks 17th overall (98.8 points), 25th in field-goal percentage (43.6) and 18th in 3-point shooting (34.1). Scott noted he installed more basic schemes than he had on other teams, knowing he does not have a high-caliber point guard as he did in New Jersey (Jason Kidd) and New Orleans (Chris Paul). Last year’s Lakers also suffered double-digit blowouts in 32 games, while this year’s team has lost by such margins 23 times. “We’re moving in the right direction,” Kelly said. “Obviously there was a level of turmoil this year when Kobe was down again and he’s a big part of what we’re doing and we have to find yourself all over again as a team. But I think guys have continued to compete.” The circumstances vary from each player on both teams.Hill enjoyed career-highs this season in points (12.3) and rebounds (8.2), noting he feels more comfortable as a mid-range shooter under Scott. But Kelly has experienced a decrease in points (8.0, 5.6) and shooting percentage (42.3, 33) partly because he has played at times at small forward instead of his natural position at power forward. Johnson notched a career-high in points this season (9.7) and prefers Scott playing him at small forward over D’Antoni featuring him at power forward. But Lakers forward Nick Young has shot a career-low 36.6 percent and occasionally clashed with Scott over playing time before his knee injury that sidelined him for the past month. “It’s been so negative this year,” Young said. “There’s no joy and fun.” But most player accounts align with Scott’s. They argue the numerous injuries and new personnel make any comparisons to last year’s team unfair. “My biggest thing is, ‘Did we improve?’” Scott said. “On both ends of the floor I think we did. To me that’s the most important thing.”Injury updateLakers guard Wayne Ellington will sit out the remainder of the 2014-15 season after an MRI showed a grade 1 right shoulder separation. The proud Laker gushed about how “this organization is all about championships.” He called the roster “very competitive.” On the Lakers’ rebuilding timeline, he maintained “I don’t see this as a long process.”But nearly eight months after his introductory press conference as the Lakers’ coach, Byron Scott has witnessed something foreign to when he won three NBA championships during the “Showtime Era.” The Lakers (20-54) enter Friday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers (48-26) at Staples Center only one defeat away from tying last season’s loss total. That group went 27-55, which both matched the Lakers’ worst record in L.A. franchise history and fueled a disgruntled fanbase favoring Mike D’Antoni’s resignation.“I’m not looking at what last year’s team did,” Scott said. “It’s unfair to this team to look at what the team did last year.” Scott admitted the development “gives me more incentive” in accelerating the Lakers’ rebuilding process in the three years left on his contract following the 2014-15 campaign. But Scott quickly pointed out the Lakers’ different personnel.From last year’s team, the Lakers lost an elite post player (Pau Gasol), a worthy backup (Chris Kaman), a dependable outside shooter (Jodie Meeks) and two reliable playmakers (Steve Blake, Jordan Farmar). That squad also featured players missing a combined 319 games due to injuries, the most notable to Kobe Bryant (six games) and Steve Nash (15 games). This season’s Lakers featured five season-ending injuries to Bryant (35 games), Nash (zero games) Julius Randle (one game), Ronnie Price (43 games) and Xavier Henry (nine games).Yet, Scott remained adamant the team has improved.“From a defensive standpoint, we’ve made some big-time improvements,” Scott said. “We’ve gotten better offensively.”The numbers present a more nuanced picture.