More than 100 new jobs for Limerick

first_imgPrint Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsMore than 100 new jobs for LimerickBy Bernie English – September 13, 2016 787 July Jobs Stimulus package sees extension to wage subsidy scheme and pandemic unemployment payment WhatsApp Linkedin Advertisement TAGSfeaturedJobsNewcastlewestOrtec Inc No vaccines in Limerick yet center_img Previous articleCinema season opens at Friars’ Gate, KilmallockNext articleFemale entrepreneurs called to seek ACORNS funding Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Email Twitter UL Hospitals Group in recruitment call for staff in all disciplines Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Facebook MORE than 100 jobs are coming to county Limerick on foot of an announcement by  US company this week.Biomaterial and polymer technology company Ortec Inc. is to establish a European HQ, Manufacturing and Operations Centre in Newcastle West creating up to 110 jobs.Ortec Inc., a leading biomaterial and polymer technology company serving the life sciences industry has announced it is to establish a European Headquarters, Manufacturing and Operations Centre in Newcastle West bringing up to 110 skilled engineering and science jobs to the region in the coming years.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through IDA Ireland. New high-end jobs for Shannon last_img read more

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DHS Issues Hacking Alert to Small Plane Owners

first_imgThe Department of Homeland Security has issued a security alert for small plane owners, warning them that modern flight systems remain vulnerable to hacking if someone manages to gain physical access to an aircraft.An alert from the DHS critical infrastructure computer emergency response team recommends that plane owners restrict unauthorized physical access to their aircraft until the industry comes up with safeguards to address the issue, which was discovered by Boston-based cybersecurity company Rapid7.The agency adds there is no evidence that anyone has exploited the vulnerability at this point, but that officials had confirmed the security flaw and decided that it was necessary to issue the alert.Rapid7’s tests showed that an attacker could possibly disrupt electronic messages from being transmitted across a small plane’s network by attaching a small device to the aircraft’s wiring. Subsequently, engine readings, compass data, altitude and other readings “could all be manipulated to provide false measurements to the pilot,” states the DHS alert.Large aircraft typically use more complex systems and are required to meet additional security requirements. The DHS alert also does not apply to older small planes, which use mechanical control systems.Jeffrey Troy, president of the Aviation Information Sharing and Analysis Center, echoes the need to improve security in networked operating systems, but adds that hacking depends on being able to bypass physical security controls that are mandated by law. He concludes that with access, “you have hundreds of possibilities to disrupt any system or part of an aircraft.”The Federal Aviation Administration said in its own statement that a hacking scenario is unlikely, but that the Rapid7 report is “an important reminder to remain vigilant” regarding physical and cybersecurity aircraft procedures.last_img read more

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POGO To Perform For County Commission

first_imgSubmitted by POGOOLYMPIA – Play On Greater Olympia (POGO) will make its debut performance for the Thurston County Commissioners this Tuesday, March 19, 2pm, in building 1, room 280, of the county courthouse. POGO is the first after school, social-transformation-through-music program here in Thurston County. Its students are those who would not otherwise have access to this kind of intensive music instruction.POGO is fashioned after the Venezuelan “el Sistema” model, which has brought music to over 350,000 children and youth in the South American country. Developed by Jose Abreu 37 years ago, el Sistema started with 11 kids in a garage and has blossomed into the country’s leading social change movement for kids.El Sistema-inspired programs have been created in several US and global locations in recent years. Greg Allison, founder and Executive Director of POGO, thought it was time to bring the ground-breaking program to Thurston County’s kids.“Music has been proven to dramatically change the life path of hundreds of thousands of a nation’s youth and transform the community around them. It changes the way they value themselves and others, grows confidence, improves executive brain functions, and gives a sense of belonging to something larger than themselves. All kids deserve a chance to enjoy all that music can bring them,” says Allison.POGO started at Washington Middle School, where Allison has taught band for over 30 years. Currently, 15 students are receiving two hours of musical instruction each day after school. Allison hopes to expand the program to other area schools in the near future.To learn more about POGO, visit www.facebook.com/playongreaterolympia. Facebook3Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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English football mourns as former Arsenal forward Benik Afobe announces tragic death of 2…

first_imgImage Courtesy: REX/GettyAdvertisement 6lNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2rWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebvbc( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cco5lgWould you ever consider trying this?😱5e83rCan your students do this? 🌚gRoller skating! Powered by Firework A shadow of sorrow has taken over English football as Bristol City striker Benik Afobe announced today that his 2 year old daughter Amora Afobe has passed away on the eve of Friday after suffering from infection.Advertisement Image Courtesy: REX/GettyThe DR Congo international released a statement online after the disheartening news, which reads:“It is with an extremely heavy heart that the Afobe family have today confirmed the devastating news that their first child, their beloved daughter Amora, 2, passed away late on Friday evening”Advertisement The 26 year old former England under 21 married Lois Smith in 2016 and had their daughter Amora a year later, who unfortunately suffered from a various health complications.“Amora was taken to hospital for treatment after unexpectedly developing a severe infection. Unfortunately she then suffered a number of serious complications and despite doctors doing absolutely everything that they possibly could, Amora passed away peacefully with the love of her family by her side.Advertisement “The entire family have been left totally devastated and heartbroken, and would like to ask that their privacy is respected at this incredibly difficult time.”The news has stirred a wave of sadness on social media, as tonnes of empathy and tributes have arrived from teammates, fans and former clubs.A Gunners youth academy product, Afobe never made any appearance for the senior team. After 5 years of loan spells outside north London, he joined Wolves in 2015, and in the following year moved to Bournemouth. He returned to Molineux Stadium in 2018, but joined Stoke City in early 2019. Currently he is on loan at Bristol City. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Dr. Jones: ‘Right Leadership Will Motivate, Challenge Liberia for Success’

first_imgFormer Central Bank Governor Dr. J. Mills Jones has called on Liberians to welcome the train, identified as the Movement for Economic Empowerment that has already left the station and is on its way filled with hope, endurance, justice, opportunity, unity and inclusiveness.Speaking at the induction ceremony of the Cuttington University Students Union last weekend, Dr. Jones said “Change is coming and I have a simple appeal to Liberians: Get on board.”The man described as “poverty doctor,” told a large body of students “You don’t need any baggage, only a ticket of patriotism written on a paper called Liberia,” to get on board and be part of the movement.He spoke about a better tomorrow from God, “If only we are prepared to pursue it with the right leadership; a leadership that will effectively lead and motivate us, work to create an enabling environment for all Liberians and will challenge us to climb the ladder of success and prosperity.”Dr. Jones said Liberians need a leadership that will work tirelessly to ensure that Liberians have their basic needs met after 169 years as an independent nation that must have better healthcare, safe drinking water, improved access to electricity, a good educational system, and the opportunity to continuously raise their standard of living.“That’s what we mean when we talk about the new Liberia, a nation on the path of inclusive development which is within our grasp and the future of our children,” he stated.Describing 2017 as another critical hour of decision, Dr. Jones said “It is not about who steps into the shoes of the presidency; but about the type of leadership we want at the helm of the nation.”He said it matters for a country that for so long seems unable to extricate itself from the scourge of widespread poverty and underdevelopment. “Since independence we have had our share of the leadership letdown, leadership that had eyes but did not see, ears but did not hear, leadership charged with the primary responsibility to care for the people but did not care much.”Dr. Jones said around the world people are tired of the same-old politicians, and while commending United States President-elect Donald Trump, who defied conventional wisdom and got elected without the blessing of the status quo, said it is clear that “When you speak to the needs of the poor and act accordingly, the people will listen.”He explained at least five important areas that his administration, if elected, would work to complete the change he said is coming. Firstly, Dr. Jones said Liberia spends US$200m annually on the importation of rice and technology, which should change as Liberia has the climate to become self-sufficient in food.Secondly, he said his administration will ensure that over 3,000 carpenters are mobilized to produce furniture and other products from Liberian wood, including rubber wood, at reasonable cost, along with jobs and its multiplier effects of generating and saving foreign exchange for the country.Thirdly, Dr. Jones said his administration will invest in both the public and private sectors to provide low cost housing for the people, and this comes with direct and indirect job creation.Fourthly, he said research has indicated that access to finance is critical for building a domestic entrepreneurial class and while the so-called free market is unlikely to bring about the desired allocation of financing, Liberians can no longer wait; and so his administration will give priority to financial inclusion and expand access to finance for Liberian businesses, including ‘little businesses’ in rural areas.The final area of change, he said, is strengthening the National Investment Commission (NIC) by changing it into a Private Sector Development Authority that would revise investment incentives and broaden beneficiaries. “Attention should also be given to policies that will encourage Liberians in theDiaspora to invest in the country including, possibly, through Diaspora Bonds.”Dr. Jones also mentioned mobilizing domestic resources to improve the country’s financial landscape, along with investment in infrastructure and prioritizing the original mandate of the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI).“We want to be clear that a vibrant, inclusive and diversified economy is key to stability and to creating conditions for Liberia being at peace with itself. And when it comes to the economy, Liberia needs a leadership that is prepared to hit the ground running,” Dr. Jones said, adding that “Voting is the weapon to bring the change that is in our interest and the interest of the country.” Therefore, he wants Liberians to “register to vote and then go to the polls on Election Day. Don’t vote for tribe, or county, or just for party, but for the person who has shown you that they care for you and for our country, Liberia.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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