More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL BARCLAYS Capital vice-chairman Gay Huey Evans has long been a trailblazer for women in the Square Mile, but she’ll be even more influential in her advocacy for greater female participation at the top echelons of the City in her new role as a “plural” board director.Huey Evans left BarCap yesterday after a long and distinguished career in banking, spending time at Bankers Trust, the FSA and Citi before joining Barclays in 2008. Having taken a role as a director on the board of the London Stock Exchange earlier this year, she is now looking to take up more board positions. Plans for one financial services company directorship are already in full swing, awaiting the approval of the FSA, and she’ll also be looking to expand her remit into other sectors – including media and pharma.“It was time for a change, but I’m definitely not the type to stay home and play tennis – I’ve got far more energy than that,” the glamorous 56-year-old tells The Capitalist with a chuckle, before launching into an excited précis of her plans to inspire women in the upper echelons of the companies in which she will work.“I feel strongly and passionately about this, and always have done,” Huey Evans says. “Women are great assets for any company, but they have different skills and mindsets to men. The old adage that men are from Mars and women are from Venus still stands – and it’s crucial to understand that for there to be true equality at any company…” Hear, hear.FAMOUS FACESIn the wake of “Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps”, another movie spawned by the financial crisis is due to start production shortly – and finally, all of the heros and villains of the piece have been cast.William Hurt had already been cast to play US Treasury secretary Henry Paulson in the silver screen adaptation of Andrew Ross Sorkin’s book Too Big to Fail. He’ll now be joined by a roster of look-a-like stars – including Saving Private Ryan and The Illusionist actor Paul Giamatti as Fed chairman Ben Bernanke; Tony Shalhoub, star of TV series Monk (and the voice of Luigi in cartoon flick “Cars”) as Morgan Stanley boss John Mack; and James Woods, star of Once Upon a Time in America, as Lehman Brothers chief Dick Fuld.Poor Warren Buffett, who also features in the movie, got a bit of a raw deal, though. Playing Buffett is Ed Asner – who’s best known for playing Santa Claus in no fewer than four different movies, including “Elf”. Something for the Sage of Omaha to consider in the future, perhaps?LABOUR OF LOVEA welcome show of support for the City from quite the unlikeliest of corners. Yesterday, Labour MP Gareth Thomas – the shadow higher education and science minister – stood up in the Commons to argue for London’s financial sector and its contribution to the UK economy. In something of a shock move, Thomas dismissed relentless banker-bashing as “a spectator sport” and called for the UK to “re-embrace the City”.“There are a whole series of challenges facing the City, such as the amount of trade that has developed in other international financial centres,” he told City A.M. “Policy makers need to work with the City to maintain its Premier League status. We are one of the top four and we want to stay that way. The City is a very important source of tax revenue; it would be foolish not recognise that.”As part of his conviction, Thomas has mooted the idea of a Royal Commission on the future of London, considering the economic, environmental and populations the city will face in the future – a proposal which has the backing of even less likely Labour figures, such as ultra-left-winger John McDonnell and MPs Heidi Alexander and Stephen Timms, the former financial secretary to Alistair Darling’s Treasury.It’s not clear if the Commission’s backers would go as far as to support all of Thomas’ feelings about the City, but it’s certainly a start.LOYALTY CARDSoftware group Autonomy saw its shares tank again yesterday, with a downgrade note from Deutsche Bank analyst Marc Geall compounding its woes after a profit warning last week.Geall said Autonomy had neglected the need to pre-emptively invest in order to deliver sustained growth, and would now have to either “reset its margin or make a transformational acquisition that carries additional risk” in order to mitigate its mistake.It’s potent stuff, particularly coming from a man who left Autonomy for Deutsche only months ago. Geall was head of corporate strategy and IR at the group, before he resigned his day-to-day responsibilities in April and left to join Deutsche in June.FINE WINEFinally, an opportunity for wine-lovers of the City to pursue their passion while doing their bit for a good cause. As part of the Fine Wine Fair this weekend, the event organisers are holding an online auction on Friday with all the profits from the deluxe and hard-to-find wines going straight to the Help for Heroes military charity. Get your fix at bidforwine.co.uk/helpforheroes. whatsapp KCS-content Share whatsapp Tuesday 12 October 2010 9:00 pm BARCAP VICE-CHAIR TO BACK CITY WOMEN IN PLURAL DIRECTOR ROLE
Project gallerySee allShow lessIE University Launches a Global Master in Real Estate Development ProgramArticlesZhan Yuan Courtyard House for Gazing / Wee StudioSelected Projects Share Architects: ARTSPAZIOS group Area Area of this architecture project Area: 7394 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily 2020 Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Lead Architects: Products used in this ProjectLouvers / ShuttersLunawoodThermowood BattensCollaborators:Fernando Melo, Mariana Costa, Jonathan Martins, Marta Oliveira, Fábio Santos, João Martins, Maurício Dias, Michael Oliveira, Jorge Soares, Álvaro Oliveira, Manuel Gomes, Miguel Correia, David Loureiro, Alfredo Genésio, Paulo Pina, José Almeida, Márlon soares, João Loureiro, José Loureiro, Nuno Pereiro, Júlio Pereira.City:ViseuCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG“A downward topography gesture facing west, contemplating the valley underlined on the horizon by the Serra da Estrela and Caramulo mountain.” That’s the scenario in which this project emerges, in a sequence of overlaid volumes insuperable in its monolithic character, but still permeable within, defining exterior spaces intrinsic to the indoor space. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!Plan – Ground floorSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe concept guideline revolves around this frame whose geometry was homogenized in a single mass only to be opened in a thin vertical gap, highlighting the entrance. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThis verticality is also found in the living room unfolding into an uninterrupted indoor height though the floors. This allows for the living room to be contemplated from the study and guest room both upstairs. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGAround the pre-existence of concrete sheets, which create covered living areas around vegetative patios, providing different moments of living and dining areas to the east.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThis main structure is also embraced by another volume containing the juxtaposed main suite. The front of the main suite extends into a western living space, permeable by the vegetative patios, ending in an area to relax in bed and to be around a fire. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!Longitudinal sectionSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe latter is crowned by a longitudinal concrete platform whose pool and water mirror shelter the garage at the lower level.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG “COPY” Photographs EV House / ARTSPAZIOS group Projects Houses Year: Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project EV House / ARTSPAZIOS groupSave this projectSaveEV House / ARTSPAZIOS group CopyHouses•Viseu, Portugal Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 25Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951439/ev-house-artspazios-group Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951439/ev-house-artspazios-group Clipboard Liliana Costa + André Oliveira Manufacturers: BANDALUX, GRAPHISOFT, Lunawood, Fassa Bortolo, Finsa, Renolit, Viroc, Decormartins, Deko-light, Entre led e design, Entrelaçadas by artspazios, Feifil, Fermento de Obra, GLower, Iglux, LUSOTUFO, Las kasas, Mwpoer, Nespresso, Novoluxlighting, +7Porcelanosa, Saint-Gobain Building Glass, Sapa, Tesla, Zara Home, bordado pinheiro, media glass-7 “COPY” CopyAbout this officeARTSPAZIOS groupOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesViseuConcrete HousesConcrete InteriorsPortugalPublished on November 17, 2020Cite: “EV House / ARTSPAZIOS group” [Casa EV / ARTSPAZIOS group] 17 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Corporate Volunteering. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 November 2007 | News 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 13 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Maisí, a municipality of 29,000 in Guantánamo Province, Cuba, after Hurricane Matthew.Oct. 10 — Category 4 Hurricane Matthew swept north from Haïti and smashed into the easternmost tip of Cuba’s Guantánamo province on Oct. 4. Photos from the coastal municipality of Baracoa, Cuba’s oldest Spanish colonial settlement dating from 1511, show buildings without roofs, streets clogged with chunks of collapsed walls and other debris.The violent seas pushed in huge rocks that blocked the roads to the smaller communities of Imias, San Antonio del Sur, Yateras, Cajobabo, Maisí and Moa in neighboring Holguin province. Winds denuded hillsides, removing all trees. High winds and rain destroyed crops. The storm left only 50 feet of the critical 200-foot bridge over the Toa River.The damage in Baracoa looked catastrophic, but as of Oct. 10, no deaths have been reported on the island. Despite the fact that it still suffers from a U.S.-imposed economic blockade, Cuba’s preparation for Hurricane Matthew vividly demonstrates the superiority of organizing society on socialist principles.In socialist Cuba, extensive pre-storm preparations aimed at prioritizing the protection of human life and consciously conserving both personal and socialized economic resources. The residents of the affected area were confident they would be secure and would have plenty of support and solidarity both to confront the terrifying storm and rebuild after it passed.By going door-to-door as well as making announcements from sound trucks, those organizing the evacuation convinced residents of the danger from the approaching hurricane. Then they helped those people at risk to relocate. This personal outreach reinforced the messages Cuban meteorological scientists broadcast on television and radio.Neighbors inland from the coast welcomed some of the 380,000 evacuees to ride out the storm in their homes, while others went to relatives or shelters. No one was abandoned.Cuba’s preparations included evacuating livestock and pets from low-lying areas, assembling food supplies and water. They even dismantled 9,000 solar panels and protected the remaining 1,000 in place at the Photovoltaic Park Solar Energy Research Center.This contrasts with U.S. society, which is based on maximizing profit for the capitalist ruling class. There were 18 deaths in the United States, not including the man police shot on Oct. 5 after he sped out of a South Carolina evacuation checkpoint.Cuban President Raul Castro talks with residents of Baracoa. Poster quotes Fidel Castro’s May 1, 2000, speech enumerating what revolution is.For three days Cuban President Raul Castro reviewed pre-storm preparations centered in Cuba’s second-largest city, Santiago de Cuba. This continued the tradition, set by the Cuban Revolution’s historic leader Fidel Castro, of taking personal responsibility at the front lines in a time of crisis.No one abandonedIn Ciego de Avila province, some 700 electrical and telecommunication line workers mobilized, bringing equipment and supplies into the hurricane-damaged area. In the aftermath of the storm, the olive-green-clad Revolutionary Armed Forces cleared the impassable highways.Raul Castro returned again on Oct. 9 to personally meet with the people of Baracoa, observe the damage and reconstruction underway, and evaluate the need for further assistance. The revolutionary government has reduced the price of construction materials by 50 percent for people whose homes were destroyed or damaged by the hurricane.Omar Cantillo Rodríguez, secretary general of the Cuban Workers Central Union (CTC) in Maisí, said there is much to be done to “re-establish electrical service, communications and other essentials for the population, to provide water and food, these are the priorities at this stage, then we can take on the recovery of each labor collective. The other task these days is to visit the homes of our workers, comfort them and explain to them that what the country is doing to re-establish all those services … is synonymous with love.” (tinyurl.com/j259qbj)Cuba’s international medical brigades also serve in island nations impacted by Hurricane Matthew. According to an Oct. 5 article in Granma International, the person responsible for the brigades at the Health Ministry confirmed that a hurricane watch had been issued and “close communication has been maintained every six hours with the heads of the medical brigades” in Haiti, the Bahamas and Jamaica.The health ministry updates the brigade members’ families in Cuba as well as keeping brigade members informed of the impact of the storm and recovery in the affected parts of Cuba.Dr. Regla Angulo Pardo, director of the health ministry, “noted that every single collaborator has been contacted, all of whom have water, food and fuel reserves for a minimum of 10 days, as well as other supplies such as flashlights, candles, matches and phone credit, in order to remain in contact.”Cuba reinforced its 648 medical and other professionals serving in Haiti with the deployment of an additional 38 members of the Henry Reeve International Contingent of doctors who specialize in disaster situations and serious epidemics.At Guantánamo Bay, the U.S. illegally occupies a naval base that is the site of its notorious torture center and prison. The U.S. military evacuated 700 family members and pets to Pensacola, Fla. The 61 remaining prisoners and 2,800 U.S. troops stayed to face the storm.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
House passes Raise the Wage Act, but struggle is in the streetsThe House of Representatives passed the Raise the Wage Act on July 18, which would gradually increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, automatically update it every year after that and phase out the “subminimum wage” for tipped workers. The bill is expected to boost pay for 27 million workers, lifting 1.3 million households out of poverty. While the Congressional Budget Office says it might trigger job losses, most academic research reports there will be little or no loss. (Vox, July 18)One day after the bill passed, activists decided to bring the bill to the “House of the People,” demanding passage outside McDonald’s from coast to coast. While the vote showed street protests are being heard, Frances Holmes, a leader of Minnesota’s Show-Me-$15 movement, asserted, “We will keep fighting until we get a living wage where we can provide for our families with our work.” (Labor Tribune, July 29)Unions struggle against ICE using hotels as jailsUnions and advocate groups have righteously pressured major hotel chains not to house im/migrant workers arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “Hotels are meant to welcome people from all over the world, not jail them,” said D. Taylor, president of hotel workers union UNITE HERE. (Associated Press, July 21)Unions have an important role in the fight for the rights of the im/migrant community — thousands of them belong to hotel unions. They’ve successfully pressured management at many big chains like Marriott and Hilton to state they don’t want to be used as ICE detention centers.This movement is growing across industries, with airlines refusing to fly children whom ICE separated from parents. Advocates hit Motel 6 in November with a class action lawsuit after it shared lists of guests with “Latino-Sounding Names” with ICE. (Colorlines, July 22)Although it’s a victory that CEOs of major chains oppose ICE’s lucrative contracts, 88 percent of chains are independent franchises which make their own deals. So beware where you stay on summer vacation. Who would want to patronize a hotel that’s also a jail?!AFSCME stands up to anti-union Janus decisionDid the 2018 Supreme Court decision, Janus v. AFSCME, bankrolled by conservative billionaires and think tanks, succeed in killing public sector unions? The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the largest U.S. public sector union, only saw a 6 percent loss in 2018 — down from 1,411,877 members, including agency fee payers and retirees, in 2017 to 1,329,594 in 2018.The Janus ruling prohibits public sector unions from collecting agency fees — also known as “fair share” dues — from workers who don’t sign up for full union membership despite their still benefiting from it. AFSCME’s winning strategy was to focus on retaining rank-and-file members, which outpaced member opt-outs 8 to 1. However, if organizing budgets have to be cut in the future, that could reduce membership. Despite well-funded, aggressive, right-wing campaigns to cut membership, statistics show a victory for AFSCME. Although conservatives in six states sued to make unions pay back agency fees collected before the decision, which could have defunded unions, those efforts failed. In February, an appeals court rejected a challenge to “exclusive representation” — claiming union representation infringes on free speech rights — brought by the Freedom Foundation and the National Right to Work Foundation.Even as right-wing groups seek to smear public sector unions, approval ratings of labor unions are the highest they have been in 15 years — 62 percent in favor to 30 percent opposed — according to an Aug. 30, 2018, Gallup poll. Scholars attribute that to the recent wave of historic teacher strikes. (In These Times, March 27) Solidarity forever! Oregon passes pro-union law for public sector workersOregon’s pro-labor law HB 2016 was signed the last week of June. It provides strong guarantees of government employees’ right to organize and bargain collectively. The bill, due to take effect Jan. 1, 2020, reinforces the First Amendment’s guarantee that workers have the right to organize and take collective action.Passage of this law is critical since Oregon is a key battleground state where right-wing groups like the Freedom Foundation, which is funded by the Bradley Foundation and the Koch network, have declared war on public sector unions.Stipulations in HB 2016 make it an unfair labor practice for employers to discourage employees from joining a union or to encourage employees to revoke union dues authorization. For other pro-worker mandates, see the July 1 article by the Center for Media and Democracy posted on prwatch.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor April 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call for the Turkish authorities to dismiss the case against its Turkey representative and two other human rights defenders after an Istanbul court today adjourned their trial for the seventh time in nearly two years. Representatives of PEN International and Norwegian PEN and diplomats from France, Luxembourg, Norway and the United Kingdom also attended today’s hearing at a court in the Istanbul district of Çağlayan. In all, around 40 people have been or are being prosecuted for taking part in the campaign, in which they symbolically took turns at being Özgür Gündem’s “editor for a day” in mid-2016 because it had been the victim of judicial persecution. It ended up being forcibly closed in August 2016. A leading press freedom defender who has represented RSF in Turkey since 1996, Önderoğlu and his two fellow defendants have been on trial since November 2016 for their role in a campaign to defend media pluralism. April 28, 2021 Find out more News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldCondemning abuses Council of EuropeJudicial harassment All three are facing up to 14 years in prison on charges of “propaganda for a terrorist organization,” “condoning crime” and “inciting crime” for taking part in a campaign of solidarity with the pro-Kurdish newspaper Özgür Gündem. Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Önderoğlu added: “Our only crime was to defend pluralism and we will continue to do so. We call on the justice system to recognize civil society’s legitimate role and to end these arbitrary prosecutions.” Credit: Yasin Akgül / AFP Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldCondemning abuses Council of EuropeJudicial harassment Eleven other journalists, including Faruk Eren, Ertuğrul Mavioğlu, İhsan Çaralan and Fehim Işık, are due to appear in court tomorrow in Istanbul for taking part in the same solidarity campaign. News Attended by two of the three defendants, RSF Turkey representative Erol Önderoğlu and human rights defender Şebnem Korur Fincancı, today’s hearing was adjourned after just five minutes on the grounds that the court needs to examine the written statement sent by the third defendant, Ahmet Nesin, who has fled the country. Receive email alerts Follow the news on Turkey to go further The already worrying situation of Turkey’s media has become critical since an abortive coup in July 2016. Many media outlets have been closed summarily, without any effective form of recourse, mass trials are being held and Turkey now holds the world record for the number of professional journalists in prison. It is ranked 157th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. RSF also appeals for as much support as possible for the next hearing, scheduled for 28 January, at which the prosecution is finally expected to present its summing-up and announce the sentences it wants the court to impose. Özgür Gündem’s successor, Özgürlükçü Demokrasi, was itself placed under judicial control in March of this year. Önderoğlu and his two co-defendants are the only participants to have been arrested in connection with this campaign. They spent ten days in provisional detention in June 2016. Organisation October 9, 2018 – Updated on October 10, 2018 Summing-up in trial of RSF’s Turkey representative delayed until January RSF_en “This threat hanging over our colleagues sends an intimidatory message to Turkey’s journalists and civil society that is unacceptable,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk, who attended the hearing. “We call for the broadest possible support for the next hearing, at which the prosecution is to present its summing-up.” News Help by sharing this information April 2, 2021 Find out more
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Apparently they can…Next articleDisappointment For Limerick Clubs As AIL Season Cancelled Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LimerickNewsPublic consultation to begin next Monday on N21 Newcastle West Road Scheme and N21 Abbeyfeale Road SchemeBy Staff Reporter – January 29, 2021 2424 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Twitter PUBLIC consultation on the options for the N21 Newcastle West Road Scheme and the N21 Abbeyfeale Road Scheme, including bypass options, will commence next Monday, 1st February 2021, following a virtual briefing to elected representatives from the region.Limerick City and County Council is working in partnership with Kerry County Council (in the case of Abbeyfeale), Transport Infrastructure Ireland and the Department of Transport to develop two separate schemes to relieve congestion on the N21 Limerick to Tralee Road through Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up These projects are called the N21 Newcastle West Road Scheme and the N21 Abbeyfeale Road Scheme. Jacobs Consulting Engineers have been appointed as Technical Advisors to progress the planning and design phases for both schemes.Each project is expected to have positive benefits on the urban environments of Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale respectively and will improve the quality of life of commuters and local residents. The projects offer opportunities to provide safe, segregated cycling and walking facilities and to integrate with the wider active travel networks such as the Limerick Greenway.The N21 forms a vital Strategic Corridor Link between the South-West and Mid-West Regions of Ireland. The proposed N21 Newcastle West and N21 Abbeyfeale Road Schemes will significantly improve transport connectivity and provide more efficient access to other strategic national roads such as the N23 and N22 to the south and the M20, N18/M18, M7 and N24 to the north and east.Dr Pat Daly, Chief Executive, Limerick City and County Council has welcomed the start of the public consultation process next Monday; “While being developed as separate projects, the N21 Newcastle West Road Scheme and the N21 Abbeyfeale Road Scheme will help to relieve congestion in the respective towns and enhance regional connectivity,” he said.“Each of these projects will also improve road safety and provide opportunities to provide safe, segregated cycling and walking facilities in and around the towns of Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale and it’s great to get the process underway now with the start of public consultation on Monday.”Under the Government’s Project Ireland 2040 strategy the National Development Plan 2018-2027 identifies the N21 in both Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale as sections of the national road network to be progressed through pre-appraisal and early planning.The National Planning Framework recognises the importance of large towns such as Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale in providing employment and functional roles much greater than their population scale.The Atlantic Economic Corridor (Kerry to Donegal) has the potential to act as a key enabler for the regional growth objectives of the National Planning Framework. The improvement of regional connectivity, linking together the major urban areas to allow the Atlantic Economic Corridor to achieve its potential, is a major priority.The projects will be developed within the identified study area surrounding each town. A number of road-based bypass options for each scheme have now been shortlisted after the completion of the first phase of an appraisal process based on engineering, environmental and economic criteria.As part of the further analysis of options, Limerick City and County Council is seeking feedback from the public on the shortlisted options for both schemes.Feedback from the public consultation process will be considered as part of further appraisal leading to the identification of the best performing option or combination of options which will be taken forward as the preferred option for each scheme. This, in turn, will form the basis for a further public consultation which is expected to take place in late 2021.Due to COVID-19, Limerick City and County Council is unable to hold public consultation events in-person within the study area. Instead, an online public consultation platform has been developed on the project websites www.n21newcastlewest.ie and www.n21abbeyfeale.ie.Each online public consultation experience provides a virtual consultation room which allows the public and other stakeholders to view and interact with the consultation information and maps and to provide feedback on the options using an online feedback form.Notwithstanding current COVID-19 restrictions, the project team is committed to making as much information available as possible and to dealing with concerns throughout the public consultation process.It is possible to book online or telephone consultation meetings with the project team using an online booking facility. For those who cannot access online information, a brochure outlining project details is available from the Mid West National Road Design Office and telephone consultations can be booked by calling the booking phone line 087 0573813 which will be available from Monday 1st February to Friday 12th February 2021.Submissions can be made using the online feedback form, by email to [email protected] [email protected] or by post addressed to Mid West National Road Design Office, Lissanalta House, Dooradoyle, Limerick V94 H5RR up until 26th February 2021.
The University of Houston Department of Earth and AtmosphericSciences invites applications for a tenure-track position in thegeneral field of sedimentary geology. Hiring will be at theassistant or associate professor level. Experience andqualifications will be used to determine the appropriate title ofassistant or associate professor.We are particularly interested in researchers with a focus on theareas of paleoclimate, paleoceanography, paleogeography,biogeochemistry, carbon cycles and proxies, the role of tectonicsin building the sedimentary record, source to sink processes, andcoastal evolution. The research of a successful applicant mayconcentrate on either chemical or clastic sedimentary rocks and mayuse data from outcrops, cores, modern environments, the subsurface,or experimental or modeling studies. Integration of geophysicaldata, petrographic observations, and facies analysis isparticularly encouraged.The successful candidate will be expected to build activecollaborations within and outside the university, to developinternationally recognized, externally funded research programs, toteach graduate and undergraduate level courses that bridge theoryand practical applications in the geosciences, and to use theirresearch to enhance experiential learning at UH.More information about the department can be found at http://www.uh.edu/nsm/earth-atmospheric/ Review of applications will begin on October 1st, 2020,and continue until position is filled. Candidate should submit: 1)a statement of teaching and research interests, 2) a curriculumvitae, 3) a list of at least three possible references and theircontact information. Questions about this position may be directedto search committee chair Julia Wellner ([email protected]).The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual careercouples. Furthermore, we welcome candidates whose experience inteaching, research, or community service has prepared them tocontribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmativeaction employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Earth Science or a related field atthe time of the appointment.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of thefinal candidate. All positions at the University of Houston aresecurity sensitive and will require a criminal history check.Incomplete applications may not be considered.
Councilman Pete Guinosso will host a Fourth Ward meeting 9:30 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 14) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Social Hall, 40th Street and Central Avenue.All are welcome. For more information, contact [email protected] or call 609-398-2560.Guinosso represents the Fourth Ward, which includes the area from the south side of 26th Street to the south end of the island at 59th Street. The ward includes the Ocean Reef neighborhood off Tennessee Avenue.