Cameron: No UK ground troops for Libyan war

first_img Show Comments ▼ Cameron: No UK ground troops for Libyan war LIBYAN rebels came under fire on the outskirts of Ajdabiyah yesterday, forcing them eastwards and denting hopes of an end to the war’s stalemate.One witness said he saw around a dozen rockets land near the western entrance to town, which rebels wanted to use as a staging post to retake the oil port of Brega. But although some rebels made it into the outskirts of Brega, 50 miles to the west, many others retreated to Ajdabiyah after six were killed by rockets fired by Gaddafi loyalists.Yesterday marked a month since the UN Security Council passed a resolution authorising force to protect civilians in Libya.The United States, France and Britain said last week they would not stop bombing Gaddafi’s forces until he left power. But despite NATO air strikes, rebels have been unable to hold gains in weeks of fighting.Prime Minister David Cameron said yesterday the constraints on deploying ground troops in Libya were making the campaign more difficult, but it was the right decision. He told Sky News: “What we’ve said is there is no question of invasion or an occupation – this is not about Britain putting boots on the ground.” by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Ads KCS-content Sunday 17 April 2011 11:08 pmcenter_img whatsapp Tags: NULL whatsapp More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child Sharelast_img read more

IBIA & TIU warn of increased integrity threat amid Covid-19

first_img Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) and the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) have warned all stakeholders in the sport of the increased risk of matches being targeted by fixers.Each body is therefore urging increased vigilance as competitive action returns, especially as this is likely to happen gradually, through local and national competitions organised on an ad hoc basis.In a letter to IBIA chief executive Khalid Ali, the TIU asked for it to ensure its operator members were aware of the potential threat. This, it said would also be communicated to sports data providers, as part of a wider effort to identify and deter match-fixing attempts.The chair of the TIU’s supervisory board Jennie Price said a rise in suspicious betting alerts recorded in the first quarter of the year was likely due to lower level competitions being targeted by fixers. Price said that the 65% year-on-year increase in suspicious activity alerts reported by IBIA in Q1 – the majority of which concerned tennis – had been reflected in alerts and information received by the TIU.In total 61 suspicious betting alerts were recorded for the three months to 31 March, of which 31 concerned tennis.Price said that the resumption of tennis events is likely to begin with smaller events before the likes of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and International Tennis Federation (IFT) tours, and Grand Slams resume.“Some of these events are likely to be opportunistic and ad hoc, and unsanctioned by the international governing bodies or national associations,” she said. “We have already seen some events of this nature in certain countries.”As these events are unsanctioned, they will not fall within the scope of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme (TACP), even if individual players and officials may be required to abide by the code, she pointed out.While Price said the TIU welcomed the return of tennis action, it had obtained intelligence suggesting there was an increased risk of manipulation around these smaller events. This, she said, meant extra vigilance was needed, since they fell outside the TACP’s scope.She urged IBIA members, and the wider sports betting industry, to take “great caution” in offering odds on matches with no umpires or without fully formed integrity risk management plans. Price said she would also be contacting data providers over the matter, to urge them to exercise increased due diligence for the sport’s return.Replying to Price, IBIA CEO Ali pointed out that the increase in Q1 alerts, centred around the lower end of the sport, came following a significant reduction in tennis alerts in 2019.“However, please let me reassure you that IBIA members are very aware of the importance of maintaining the integrity of professional tennis,” he continued. “Without it there is no viable sporting or betting product for consumers to enjoy.“We therefore share both a common threat and ambition to ensure that tennis has the highest level of integrity that we can, between us, realistically achieve.”He said that following discussions with the TIU, IBIA and its members had implemented new working procedures to address the integrity concerns, with mitigating actions in the face of potential crimes assessed according to the intelligence available.Furthermore, Ali continued, enhanced cooperation and alignment between IBIA and the TIU would be explored to further strengthen anti-corruption safeguards. He noted that the existing information sharing agreement between the two bodies had already improved IBIA’s monitoring capabilities for the sport.However, while IBIA would look to highlight the integrity concerns to as wide an audience as possible, Ali warned the association could not comment on the integrity or trading activities of those outside its membership.“IBIA is also not involved in the distribution of data facilitating betting markets on any tennis or wider sporting events taking place during this difficult period,” he added. “This is a matter for the event organiser and their contractual data partner, and we welcome that you are also contacting the latter on this important matter.“IBIA and its members remain committed to working in partnership with you and I would like to thank you for taking the initiative and for reaching out to IBIA and its members in a spirit of cooperation,” Ali said in conclusion. “The lines of communication with tennis on integrity are of paramount importance to the association.” 19th May 2020 | By contenteditor Email Address Legal & compliancecenter_img IBIA & TIU warn of increased integrity threat amid Covid-19 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) and the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) have warned all stakeholders in the sport of the increased risk of matches being targeted by fixers. 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House In Leiria / Aires Mateus

first_img Projects House In Leiria / Aires Mateus “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs House In Leiria / Aires MateusSave this projectSaveHouse In Leiria / Aires Mateus ArchDaily Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAires MateusOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLeiriaHousesPortugalPublished on March 10, 2011Cite: “House In Leiria / Aires Mateus” 10 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesPlumbingSanifloMacerator – Saniaccess®3WoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – SplashAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelEducationalLamitechChalk boardCarpetsCarpet ConceptCarpet – Eco IquMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?House In Leiria / Aires Mateus是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses 2010 “COPY” Manufacturers: JofebarText description provided by the architects. The site is on the outskirts of Leiria, in a high position overlooking the city.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealThe functions are banal: a house divided in private area with bedrooms, and social area with living-rooms. The private areas are at street level under the plot, around a central courtyard with rooms opening to private patios in a intimate environment. The living rooms are around a void, that collects light from above and gazes the castle at the city centre. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe house is a recognizable archetype emptied of its centre by the light designed by a three heighted courtyard that opens horizontally at the garden level. The bedroom courtyards, revealed in the garden, relate with this archetypal object providing different readings on its scale. Scale and volume are controlled in a chaotic context, with a clear identity that from its core relates with the historical legacy far away: the Leiria Castle.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessICEWALL / Yushiro OkamotoArticlesWinners of BIG’s ‘Yes is More’ for iPadArticles Share Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 34 Share Year:  Portugal Architects: Aires Mateus Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Leiria, Portugallast_img read more

New name for Battersea Dogs Home

first_img  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 30 June 2005 | News In addition, recent research amongst supporters highlighted that the current logo wasn’t felt to reflect the publics’ perception of the Home as a warm, caring and welcoming organisation.The rebranding was carried out by Renton & Johnston who beat two other agencies in a pitch for the work last year. Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1center_img New name for Battersea Dogs Home Battersea Dogs Home has today changed its name to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. The change officially marks the work that the Home does for the lost and abandoned cats in its care.Duncan Green, Director General of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home said: “Many people are still unaware that the Home rescues, reunites and rehomes hundreds of cats every year, and has done since 1883. Our feline friends are such a big part of the Home so it’s only right that we make their status official”. The official logo will be changed over time, but the charity said that this wasn’t a decision that was made lightly. By 2001, Battersea’s cat intake reached 25% of their total animal intake but, in spite of the BBC TV series, many people still did not know that they had cats at the London site. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

New Deputy MD at Burnett Works

first_imgNew Deputy MD at Burnett Works Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Management Recruitment / people About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 16 March 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Full service marketing and communications agency Burnett Works has announced the promotion of Jaz Nannar to Deputy Managing Director.Jaz has worked at Burnett Works since 2001, most recently as Account Director for clients such as Cancer Research UK, The Prostate Cancer Charity and Wales Millennium Centre. Before Burnett Works, Jaz worked in fundraising for five years at charities including the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and disability charity John Grooms. Advertisementlast_img read more

Ching Cheong could be tried at any time now that his case has gone to prosecutor’s office

first_img Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific RSF_en —————————————–21.10.05Ching Cheong completes six months in detention on spying chargeReporters Without Borders voices outrage at the continuing detention of Hong Kong-based reporter Ching Cheong, who today completes his sixth month in solitary confinement on a trumped-up charge of spying for Taiwan which the Chinese authorities have been trying to bolster by means of smear campaigns against him and his family.The correspondent of the Singapore-based Straits Times, the 55-year-old Ching was arrested by the Chinese political police on 22 April while on his way to the southern city of Guangzhou. Several source have said he was seeking documents about former Communist Party of China leader Zhao Ziyang, who died in January.“The governments of Hong Kong and Singapore must put pressure on the authorities in Beijing to make them see reason in the Ching case, and everyone must continue to campaign on Ching’s behalf,” Reporters Without Borders, reiterating its call for his release.More than 15,000 people have already signed an international petition for his release that was launched by Reporters Without Borders and the Hong Kong Journalists Association.Ching is being held at a State Security premise in Beijing. The Chinese authorities have refused to allow anyone to visit him, including representatives of his newspaper. His wife, Mary Lau, was invited to Beijing but she was afraid of being arrested herself and did not go.The Chinese foreign ministry announced on 31 May that Ching had confessed to being a “spy in the pay of foreign agencies”. He was charged with spying for Taiwan on 5 August and faces a possible life sentence for “endangering national security.” On 17 August, the State Security turned down his wife’s request to hire a lawyer to defend him.Lau has rejected the charges against her husband, saying he always led a modest life-style with no sign of the money he allegedly received from Taiwan, and that he was always motivated by the desire to inform, not to hurt the People’s Republic of China.Reporters Without Borders is firm in its condemnation of the campaigns to smear Ching being relayed by pro-Beijing publications in Hong Kong. These have included naming a Shenzhen journalist as his accomplice and mistress. The journalist concerned immediately called a news conference in Hong Kong to deny the allegation. January 6, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ching Cheong could be tried at any time now that his case has gone to prosecutor’s office Reporters Without Borders today condemned of the transfer of detained Hong Kong-based journalist Ching Cheong’s case to the No. 2 people’s prosecutorial office in the capital, Beijing, where he is being held on charges of spying for Taiwan. “The investigation of the case has been concluded and, technically, his trial could take place today,” his wife, Mary Lau, told the Singapore-based Straits Times newspaper, for which Ching is the China correspondent.It seems that Ching is to be tried although the Chinese authorities have produced no evidence of his guilt. “We had hoped he would be freed without a trial because he is innocent,” said his wife, who has not been allowed to see him despite repeated requests. He has also not been allowed to see a lawyer during the eight months he has been held. He was arrested on 22 April.Ching is facing a heavy prison sentence. The Chinese authorities claim that he set up spying networks and held lots of military and economic information that is classified. In fact, Ching was arrested when trying to obtain the manuscripts of secret interviews with former pro-reform leader Zhao Ziyang. ———————————————————–9.12.2005Authorities extend pretrial detention for Ching Cheong for third timeReporters Without Borders today condemned a three-month extension to the pretrial detention of Hong Kong-based journalist Ching Cheong, who is being held by the state security department in Beijing on a spurious charge of spying for Taiwan. His newspaper, the Singapore-based Straits Times, said this was the third extension.“The complexity of the case invoked by the authorities to justify such a decision falls far short of concealing this violation of press freedom,” Reporters Without Borders said.Agence France-Presse reported that the length of Ching’s detention was already extended in October and November. According to Chinese law, the findings of the Ching investigation should have been handed to the state prosecutor at the start of October. Aged 55, Ching was detained on 22 April and was formally placed under arrest on 5 August. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on China Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News News March 12, 2021 Find out more to go further ChinaAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Newslast_img read more

Conviction of Edgar Damalerio’s killer first success in the fight against impunity

first_img Help by sharing this information November 29, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Conviction of Edgar Damalerio’s killer first success in the fight against impunity News Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa to go further PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Philippines News Organisation RSF_en February 16, 2021 Find out more News PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped June 1, 2021 Find out more Ex policeman Guillermo Wapile was sentenced to life imprisonment on 29 November for the murder of journalist Edgar Damalerio (photo). Police and the courts failed to bring to justice either his accomplices or the instigators of the killing. Reporters Without Borders hailed the courage of his widow and the chief witness who, despite the risks, helped secure this victory over impunity. Former policeman Guillermo Wapile was sentenced to life imprisonment on 29 November 2005 for the murder in 2002 of newspaper editor and radio journalist Edgar Damalerio.Reporters Without Borders hailed the courage of both the journalist’s widow and of the chief witness to the murder that helped secure a conviction for his killer.“Three and a half years after the murder, the justice system has finally cleared a major hurdle in this case, marked by the murder of three witnesses and total impunity for those who instigated the killing,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.A regional court in the southern city of Cebu sentenced Wapile to life imprisonment (30 years) for the murder of Damalerio, editor of the Zamboanga Scribe and journalist on radio dxKP in Pagadian, in the southern island of Mindanao. The former policeman, who had several lawyers in his defence team, had pleaded not guilty.“Without the huge courage of chief witness Edgar Ongue and the journalist’s wife Gemma Damalerio and the tenacity of journalist Edgar Amoro – another witness who was himself murdered in February 2005 – this murder would have gone unpunished as have scores of others in the Philippines”, said Reporters Without Borders.“The heavy sentence against this criminal, for so long protected by his superiors, is a victory,” the organisation said, “But it should not overshadow the horrifying impunity that reigns in the country. It is a great shame that the investigation and the trial should have been limited to the murder itself with no attempt made to identify those who instigated the killing.”Gemma Damalerio told Reporters Without Borders, “Almost four years after my husband’s murder, we have finally obtained justice. It is a victory for all those in the Philippines and throughout the world who fought for Edgar Damalerio”. The journalist’s widow has been nominated for the Reporters Without Borders 2005 prize in the “press freedom defender” category.Delivering his 12-page verdict, the judge stressed the crucial importance of the evidence given by eye-witness Edgar Ongue. The court, presided by Ramon Codilla, rejected false evidence given by several of Wapile’s associates, including policemen who tried to bolster his defence.Since Damalerio’s murder in Pagadian on 13 May 2002, his family and witnesses lived in fear as they were targeted for successive murder attempts. On 2 February 2005, Edgar Amoro, a journalist and friend of Damalerio, was shot dead in the street in Pagadian. Another witness, Jury Ladica, had been murdered in August 2002.Police in Pagadian failed to even try to identify Wapile’s accomplices or to hunt for those who ordered him to carry out the killing. Asuri Hawani, a police officer who constantly protected his former junior officer, was recently appointed security adviser to the mayor of Pagadian. Moreover the investigation into the murder of Edgar Amoro has now stalled, despite promises to the contrary given to Reporters Without Borders by Justice Minister Raul M. Gonzalez. May 3, 2021 Find out more News Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago Receive email alertslast_img read more

Limerick employers receive Irish Heart Foundation awards

first_imgLimerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Irish Heart Foundation chief executive Tim Collins with Rose Leo, Martina Ryan and Elma Herbert from St John’s Hospital who were presented with the Gold Healthy Eating and the Gold [email protected] awards.Photo:Justin FarrellySEVEN Limerick-based companies and organisations have proved to be all heart.Dell Technologies, Mary Immaculate College, Croom Orthopaedic Hospital, Milford Care Centre, St Ita’s Community Hospital and University of Limerick Maternity Hospital all received the Happy Heart Healthy Eating Award from the Irish Heart Foundation for leading the way in prioritising their employees’ heart health.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Limerick award winners were among 98 companies from around the country that were represented at the annual Irish Heart Foundation Happy Heart Healthy Eating and [email protected] Awards in Dublin last week.Six of the Limerick entrants received the Happy Heart Healthy Eating Award, which assists staff restaurants in adopting healthier cooking practices and providing healthier food choices, ultimately making the healthier choice the easier choice for employees.The Irish Heart Foundation’s [email protected] Award, launched in 2013, was also presented to St John’s Hospital in recognition of their efforts to increase employees’ physical activity levels at work.Less than one-third of Irish adults meet the minimum recommended physical activity level of 30 minutes of moderate activity five times a week and Irish adults are spending on average 7.3 hours every day sitting down.Research shows that people who sit for prolonged periods are more than twice as likely to develop heart disease and stroke, even if individuals are regularly physically active, while one third of premature heart disease has been associated with poor diets alone. With one quarter of the food eaten by Irish adults prepared and cooked outside of the home, workplaces can play a key role in offering healthier food choices and providing an environment that supports their employees to move more throughout the day.A pioneer in the field of workplace health, the Irish Heart Foundation has been supporting healthy workplaces nationwide for over 20 years through its Healthy Eating Awards, which are supported by the HSE and Healthy Ireland.“As workplace wellbeing gathers momentum it is essential that employers embrace the concept by providing leadership and support for programme implementation including the Irish Heart Foundation’s workplace programme,” said Biddy O’Neill of Healthy Ireland at the awards function. Print Advertisement TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Twitter Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Emailcenter_img Limerick on Covid watch list Previous articleSt Vincent de Paul Christmas ConcertNext articleUniversity of Limerick students helping asylum seekers integrate Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] NewsBusinessHealthLimerick employers receive Irish Heart Foundation awardsBy Cian Reinhardt – December 16, 2018 1537 Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up TAGSbusinesshealthNews WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

University of Limerick welcomes funding support package for higher and further…

first_imgUniversity you Limerick campus aerialsPhoto: True MediaUNIVERSITY of Limerick has today welcomed the announcement by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD of a €168 million funding package for the Higher and Further Education Sector and a roadmap for the return to colleges in September.The package of supports will cover costs incurred by third-level institutions during the Covid-19 pandemic and offer guidance on students returning to campus through its Further and Higher Education Roadmap.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Welcoming the announcement, incoming Interim UL President Professor Kerstin Mey said: “Over the past five months our University has faced extraordinary challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Every aspect of our campus life was affected but as a community, we rose to the challenges.“Like all Irish universities, we are facing a funding deficit so it is very welcome news today that Minister Harris and his colleague Minister of State for Skills and Further Education Niall Collins TD have intensively engaged with the universities and established these measures of support.”UL has been at the forefront of the national response to the Coronavirus global pandemic with staff from UL’s School of Medicine, School of Allied Health, Department of Nursing and Department of Psychology joining the frontline to support the HSE.The University is currently hosting the Intermediate Care Facility at the UL Sport Arena and has secured close to €500,000 in funding for COVID-19 research projects.UL, in partnership with the HSE and Revenue, very quickly set up the UL Virtual Hub with over 50 senior health sciences students trained to engage in contact tracing which during the peak of the outbreak in Ireland were averaging around 100 calls a day.UL’s Bernal Institute, Department of Chemical Sciences and Department of Biological Sciences scientists prepared a validated lysis buffer for the HSE. The Bernal Institute is also providing technical expertise to University Hospital Limerick (UHL), while collaborating closely with HSE staff and colleagues in the pharma sector on the testing reagents critical supply chain.UL staff served on national COVID-19 advisory committees; developed and produced PPE solutions; provided daily graphic updates on national and international case numbers; compiled advice and support for autistic adults and children during the crisis; developed patient communications protocols for HSE; researched the sociological impacts for parents of the pandemic and a huge amount of research continues to support the national response to the global pandemic.At the same time, there remains the potential for significant loss of income for the University of Limerick arising from falls in international and graduate income.“Our summer income has been wiped out and the income from on-campus student residences next year has yet to be determined with substantial reliance still on online delivery. We must also invest further in technology including lecture capture, online resilience, online communications capability and the virtual learning and student support environments to enhance online delivery and this package will help us to do so,” said Professor Mey.UL looks forward to welcoming its students back to campus and the new academic year commences for all students on September 28. Teaching will be delivered via blended learning both online and face-to-face on campus. Each year cohort will have scheduled on campus face-to-face teaching as well as online and interactive facilitation of learning.UL has also committed to its international students that they are welcome to travel to the campus to commence their programmes of study in September and they will be facilitated and supported when self-isolating for 14 days. UL’s international cohort of students broaden the learning experience of all student, enrich campus life and bring an economic injection estimated in excess of €21 million to the region each year. NewsEducationUniversity of Limerick welcomes funding support package for higher and further educationBy Staff Reporter – July 22, 2020 232 Advertisement Linkedin WhatsApp Printcenter_img Twitter Email Facebook Previous articleWATCH: Highlights of Limerick U21 Hurling ActionNext articleLimerick Post Show | Noel Hogan on Ireland:AM Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

North West MEP supporting move to scrap Strasbourg base

first_img Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Facebook North West MEP supporting move to scrap Strasbourg base By News Highland – November 20, 2013 MEPs will today vote on whether to shut down one of their headquarters to save money.The European Parliament will vote to close its building in Strasbourg and move to Brussels full-time.The move would save 200 million euro a year – but the French government will probably veto the plan because of the economic effect on Strasbourg.Independent MEP Marian Harkin says having two full headquarters simply makes no sense……….[podcast][/podcast] Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleDerry delegation to discuss future of North West rail services at StormontNext articleNI Attorney General suggests an end to prosecutions for Troubles related killings News Highland Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsocenter_img News Facebook Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Twitterlast_img read more