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

Reports of bogus door callers in Finn Valley area

first_img By News Highland – October 21, 2017 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reports of bogus door callers in Finn Valley area Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Previous articleUlster and Munster draw on Day 1 of FAI Youth Inter-ProvincialsNext article‘Any Given Saturday’ – Shay Given on his new autobiography News Highland Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 People in the Finn Valley area are being warned to exercise caution following reports of bogus callers in the locality.The warning was issued after Gardai were alerted yesterday to a person calling to a house in the Lifford area, portraying themselves as Department of Health officials.Gardai are appealing to anyone who may know the person or if there has been any similar sightings to contact Letterkenny Garda Station.Local Councillor, Patrick McGowan says people need to be alert and be cautious when answering the door to callers:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Pinterest Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Free-from mix

first_imgMacphie has launched a gluten-free cake and muffin mix in response to rising consumer demand for free-from products. As well as gluten, the mix is also free from artificial colours, preser-vatives and flavours, and contains no hydrogenated fat. It can be used to make cakes, muffins, cupcakes and whoopie pies and is available in 12.5kg bags.The UK gluten-free market grew by more than 20% in 2009 (Mintel 2010) and is set to become the most valuable in Europe (Datamonitor), said the firm.”Macphie’s gluten-free mix has been introduced as a direct response to a growing demand among customers who are gluten-intolerant, but love cakes,” commented marketing manager Jania Boyd. “We wanted to develop a product that, while gluten-free, retained the moist, dense, delicious flavour and quality that people want from a cake.”last_img read more

Gordon Breaks Texas Jinx

first_img Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Latest posts by admin (see all) admin Latest Posts Biocenter_img State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 FORT WORTH, Texas — Jeff Gordon broke a 17-race winless jinx at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday in the 334-lap Sprint Cup Samsung 500.Ironically, it was Gordon’s pit crew that helped propel him to his first win since October 2007.“You guys gave me a win, I love you guys,” said Gordon after taking the checkered flag ahead of his teammate Jimmie Johnson.Gordon had lost the lead to Carl Edwards with 38 laps remaining. Two laps later, a caution came out after David Stremme spun in turn three. All the lead lap cars pitted.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textJohnson’s team gave him a super quick stop that put him back in the lead, while Edwards was mired back in 11th.It shaped up to be a 26-lap Texas Stampede, with Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Greg Biffle and Mark Martin right behind Gordon.But the action never happened. Johnson and Biffle were able to get by Stewart, but neither had anything for Gordon and his No. 24.Gordon pulled away from the other four front-runners, sometimes by as much as 1.85 seconds on his way to his first ever victory at Texas.“This is a place that has eluded us for so long,” said Gordon. “This was an incredible team effort. This whole year has been amazing. We’ve never had a car like this at Texas. We finally had one, and we put it in a position to win.”Could Jeff Gordon be poised for another championship?Johnson’s runner-up finish was his fourth straight top-10.“We never give up,” said Johnson. “We worked hard on this race car. It was off, but we made it really good. It just goes to show you how important track position is.”Biffle’s third-place finish moved him from 23rd in points to 15th.“This is probably the second time we should have won a race,” said Biffle. “Today, I’m not sure what happened. We lost a little bit of time on pit road.”Stewart finished fourth and moved up from seventh to fifth in the point standings.“When the track was at it’s warmest we were running old tires and were really fast,” said Stewart. “We just couldn’t take off on the short runs.”Polesitter, David Reutimann finished 11th, while Dale Earnhardt Jr. was 18th.Top 10 finishers: 1. Jeff Gordon, 2. Jimmie Johnson, 3. Greg Biffle, 4. Tony Stewart, 5. Matt Kenseth, 6. Mark Martin, 7. Juan Montoya, 8. Kurt Busch, 9. Jeff Burton, 10. Carl Edwards.Top 12 Chase contenders after 7 of 36: 1. J. Gordon-1,154, 2. Johnson-992, 3. Ku. Busch-974, 4. Bowyer-967, 5. Stewart-963, 6. Hamlin-938, 7. Ky. Busch-914, 8. Edwards-889, 9. Kenseth-864, 10. Kahne-851, 11. Reutimann-845, 12. Burton-835.Top 10 Nationwide Series leaders after 5 of 35: 1. Edwards-799, 2. Ky. Busch-761, 3. Ragan-653, 4. Leffler-612, 5. Allgaeir-600, 6. Harvick-576, 7. Keselowski-568, 8. Gaughan-564, 9. Keller-540, 10. Lagasse-538.Top 10 Camping World Truck Series leaders after 4 of 25: 1. Ky. Busch-682, 2. Bodine-644, 3. Hornaday-611, 4. Skinner-606, 5. Crafton-561, 6. Cook-528, 7. Benson-515, 8. McCumbee-505, 9. Peters-503, 10. Crawford-496.Weekend Racing ScheduleIt’s Easter weekend, a traditional off-week for the Sprint Cup teams. The Camping Series Trucks are also idle. The only major racing will be the Nationwide Series at the 1.333-mile Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday, April 11. It will be televised on ESPN, beginning at 3 p.m. (EDT).Racing Trivia Question: How many Cup races did Kyle Busch win in 2008?Last Week’s Question: Where is the Sprint All-Star race held each year?Answer: Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte. This year it will be held May 16. House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014last_img read more