Nevsail fights to say afloat in Kilkee

first_imgBusinessNewsSportNevsail fights to say afloat in KilkeeBy Alan Jacques – July 6, 2019 388 Advertisement Twitter TAGSbusinessClareKilkeeleisureLimerick City and CountyNevsailNewspetition Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Previous articleLimerick to mark National Day of CommemorationNext articleNew video/single from Emma Langford Alan Jacques RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Facebook Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites center_img Linkedin LIMERICK-owned business Nevsail Watersports have started a petition to keep its enterprise afloat in the West Clare beach resort of Kilkee.Nevsail has been operating in Kilkee successfully for 15 years by using the two beach huts on the popular horseshoe-shaped beach.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, while Clare County Council has granted a licence to Nevsail for both beach huts for the 2019 season, from next year onwards only one of the huts will be available to them.According to David Neville of Nevsail, this move will make it impossible for Nevsail to continue to operate its business successfully. He claims they simply can’t operate with one hut as they would not have enough space.“The other most critical problem also being that Nevsail will not be able to take any group bookings, such as sports teams, work outings, school tours etc, as there are both males and female arriving to us who need a separate changing facility,” Mr Neville explained.“Last week we alone, we had a school tour of 25 kids/teens that came for two days of activities with us, who then booked and stayed in Myles Creek guest house in Kilkee. These kids and teachers eat locally also.“We also had a school tour of 56 kids, both girls and boys, and there is just no possible way to look after this size of a group of people with just the one hut. So we are in real trouble here,” he confessed.Mr Neville went onto say that if Nevsail Watersports is not able to continue it could mean a serious loss of income, employment and services to the business.“I believe the wider communities and businesses in Kilkee and County Clare would suffer too,” he concluded.To sign their petition visit WhatsApp Print Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Email Limerick on Covid watch list last_img read more

Australian Open tennis player collapses in coughing fit due to thick smoke from wildfires

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBrycia James/iStock(MELBOURNE, Australia) — A professional tennis player competing in an Australian Open qualifying match in Melbourne was forced to retire after she suffered a coughing fit from thick smoke caused by the catastrophic bushfires.Dalila Jakupovic of Slovenia fell to her knees Tuesday when she was about to serve during the Round 1 Open qualifying match.“I was really scared that I would collapse,” Jakupovic told ESPN. “That’s why I went onto the floor, because I couldn’t walk anymore.”Jakupovic, currently ranked 180th in the world, was leading against Switzerland’s Stefanie Voegele when she had to retire. Awful scenes in Melbourne.Dalila Jakupovic has abandoned her #AusOpen qualifying match after suffering a coughing fit while playing in thick smoke caused by the #AustralianFires.— ESPN Australia & NZ (@ESPNAusNZ) January 14, 2020 The logistics of the tournament became a cause of concern as bushfires continue to rage on in Australia, including in the state of Victoria, where Melbourne is located.This season’s fires, which began about four months earlier than normal, have been especially devastating for the country. Over 15 million acres have burned, at least 25 people have died and an ecologist at The University of Sydney estimates that more than one billion animals have perished.Jakupovic has now joined a chorus of players speaking out against playing in the conditions.“It’s not healthy for us,” Jakupovic told ESPN. “I was surprised. I thought we would not be playing today, but we don’t have much choice.”Elina Svitolina, a Ukranian tennis player, tweeted, “Why do we need to wait for something bad to happen to do an action [sic].”Her tweet included a photo of the AQI (air quality index) at 200 Tuesday afternoon local time, well above the 0 to 50 standards for a good AQI and considered very unhealthy. Beau Lund The AQI in Melbourne as of early Wednesday local time was listed as 167 and categorized as unhealthy, according to the World Air Quality Index.Australian Open organizers did not immediately respond to ABC News for comment, but a tweet from its official account read that the qualifying matches on Tuesday were pushed back an hour and practice was temporarily suspended “due to poor air quality.”“As always the health and safety of our players, our staff and our fans is our priority,” the tweet read.Last week, the Australian Open spoke in favor of its stadiums, saying there the tournament has three-roofed stadiums and eight indoor courts.“In the unlikely case of extreme smoke conditions, the roofs will be closed on the 3 stadium courts and play will continue in their air-conditioned, air-filtered environment,” according to a tweet Australian Open’s official Twitter account.“If smoke infiltrates the 3 stadium courts,” the tweet read, “the air conditioning system will filter it out.”The smoke from the fires has not only affected Australia, but New Zealand and South America, according to NASA researchers who have been tracking the smoke’s path.It crossed South America, about halfway around the Earth, turning the skies hazy and causing colorful sunrises and sunsets, according to the space agency.NASA predicted that the smoke would make at least one full circuit around the globe, making its return to Australia skies.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Why do we need to wait for something bad to happen to do an action #Melbourne— Elina Svitolina (@ElinaSvitolina) January 14, 2020 January 14, 2020 /Sports News – National Australian Open tennis player collapses in coughing fit due to thick smoke from wildfires Written bylast_img read more

HarvardX reaches almost everywhere (save for Antarctica)

first_imgThe HarvardX research team launched a “beta” interactive visualization of worldwide enrollment data for HarvardX courses offered via edX, the not-for-profit online learning enterprise founded by Harvard and MIT.While the data is still being refined, the map gives viewers a sense of the kinds of insights researchers hope to glean with “massive” amounts of student enrollment data. Here are a few examples:American HarvardX students account for less than a half of all HarvardX students.In Africa, Nigeria is the most enrolled country with 11,695 students.Spain has the most students in Europe with 8,820; the second largest enrolled European country is Great Britain with 7,334 students.India is the highest-enrolled country in Asia with over 50,000 students.In South America, Brazil has 10,821 students who registered for HarvardX courses.HarvardX student enrollment data suggests that the courses are indeed of global interest. A quick look at the tool also points to opportunities to further that reach.The majority of global HarvardX learners come from English-speaking countries. (This is not surprising, as most HarvardX and edX courses are taught primarily in English, with select foreign language subtitles.)Only 4,580, or 0.89% of enrolled students (estimated), hail from China—in spite of its large population of 1.3 billion (over 19% of the Earth.)These findings, says HarvardX research fellow Sergiy Nesterko, suggest that HarvardX educational content has the potential to be further adapted to different cultures, languages, and student learning goals. Read Full Storylast_img read more

New York needs to continue land bank support

first_imgA few weeks back in Schenectady, the Land Bank demolished Chubby’s, a blight on the Mont Pleasant neighborhood.This demolition will pave the way for a new county library branch.Just last week in the city of Amsterdam, three unsafe buildings that were a symbol of decay along the eastern gateway to downtown were demolished as well. Since 2012, the Capital Region Land Bank has worked to eliminate some of the worst examples of blight to help revitalize the neighborhoods we serve. We still have much work ahead of us. There are now 23 land banks throughout New York strengthening communities, revitalizing neighborhoods, supporting local economic development, creating more affordable housing, and improving the environment. To date, land banks have not cost taxpayers a dime. Categories: Editorial, OpinionEarlier this week, the Daily Gazette wrote about a long-vacant property in the Eastern Avenue neighborhood that the Capital Region Land Bank helped stabilize for a new life as an Italian bistro. All funding has been provided through the office of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who successfully won lawsuits and obtained settlements against financial institutions during the housing crisis.This funding was then deployed via a competitive process across the state to fight blight and help energize neighborhoods.This funding will run out at the end of 2018.   Other states have found ways to help their land banks continue to fight blight.Land banks across New York need ongoing support to address the vacant and abandoned property problem in our state.Plenty of work needs to be done to reverse decades of decline, restore communities, combat blight and improve neighborhoods.   Gov. Andrew Cuomo and our state legislators have all embraced the need to revitalize urban centers in upstate New York.center_img Land banks should be part of the answer in concert with other effective state policies and programs designed to support smart-growth cities.   Living next to a vacant or abandoned property — dealing with squatters, rodents and increased risk of fires — is emotionally draining and often results in surrounding homeowners delaying investments in their homes and neighborhoods. We have seen how positive land bank projects can be in Schenectady and Amsterdam.Neighbors greet us and often decide to make upgrades to their properties in concert with nearby land bank upgrades. This change in attitude is what has driven our progress. With the continued support of New York state we can continue to move forward.  Richard Ruzzo is the Chairman of the Capital Region Land Bank.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

Suburban home provides plenty of space for dual living

first_imgThe lovely spa at 27 Muir St, Cannon Hill.The three-bedroom, two-bathroom Queensland colonial cottage has plenty of charm and original features, including hoop pine and hardwood timber floors, high VJ timber walls, sash windows and an original ornate enclosed front-entry veranda.Ms Whitsield said her favourite part of the home was the downstairs area, which opened up onto the landscaped backyard.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020She said the home had three decks, one at the front, one at the back and another leading to the garden. 27 Muir St, Cannon Hill.Simone Whitsield has made the decision to downsize from her beautiful character-filled oasis at Cannon Hill.Ms Whitsield has lived there for almost eight years and said the amenities in the area drew her to the suburb.“Being close to public transport and the CBD was important to me,” she said. 27 Muir St, Cannon Hill.Walk downstairs from the deck and you will be surprised by the enormous built-in Bali-style saltwater spa and huge main bedroom which is complete with its own media room, ensuite bathroom and study. This could be the perfect space for a luxurious parent’s retreat. The large backyard at 27 Muir St, Cannon Hill.The first level of the home has two bedrooms and one bathroom with a separate sitting/reading room and an open-plan lounge which leads on to a covered deck.There is also a kitchen with modern appliances. 27 Muir St, Cannon Hill.The spa would be the ideal place to relax and unwind after a hard day at work.Ms Whitsield said the upstairs of the home was original and built in 1906.She said the property would suit a family with teenage children or a professional couple.Ray White — Coorparoo selling agent Shawn Woolf said the home was only 6km from Brisbane’s CBD.last_img read more

PVC names baseball, softball, tennis all-stars

first_img GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Latest Posts Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected] Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all)center_img Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 ELLSWORTH — The Penobscot Valley Conference has announced its all-stars for baseball, softball and tennis for the spring season, and Hancock County is well-represented.Class C BaseballFrom the Bucksport Golden Bucks, Tyler Maguire, Josh Gray, Asher Bowden and Carter DeRedin were named to the first team, Jack Cyr and Jake Gauvin to the second team and Mike Cowing was named Coach of the Year.From the George Stevens Academy Eagles, Finn McMahon-Allwine was named to the first team and Anthony Bianco and Kelsey Allen to the second team.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textJacob Shorey was a first team selection from the Sumner Tigers and Issiac Christiansen received honorable mention.Class C SoftballAlanna Davis, Kim Nason, Debbie Wight, Bri Bires and Sami Goode earned first team honors and Tyler Dupont was named to the second team from the Bucksport Golden Bucks.From the Sumner Tigers, Jennie Daley was named to the first team.Class D SoftballFrom the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners, Katie Haskell, Morgan Shepard and Abby Knowlton earned first team honors.Class B Boys’ TennisLuke Horton of the Mount Desert Island Trojans was named Player of the Year.From the Ellsworth Eagles, Evan Toothaker and the doubles duo of Anthony Gardner and Jarred Whitney were named to the first team, and the doubles pairing of John Fendl and Kyle Lima to the second team.From Ellsworth, Ben Haslam earned second team honors in singles and coach Brian Higgins shared Coach of the Year honors.Class B Girls’ TennisFrom MDI, Madeline Cook was named Co-Player of the Year, the doubles duo of Sierra Bloom and Mackenzie Myers earned first team honors and coach Ben Rowell was named Coach of the Year.From Ellsworth, Olivia Mora and the doubles pairing of Lauren Hale and Josie Schmale were named to the second team.Class C Boys’ TennisFrom the George Stevens Academy Eagles, Alex Heilner was named player of the year and the doubles duo of Ed Lameyer and Luke Theoharidis were named to the first team; Tate Yoder and the duo of Tim Dentino and Beowulf were named to the second team; and Nate Boechat received honorable mention.From Sumner, Shamus Russet was named a third team all-star.Class C Girls’ TennisFrom GSA, Charlotte Reiter and the duo of Adrian Van der Eb and Madi Politte were named to the first team, and Maggie Keating was named to the second team and Sophia Chen was named third team honors.From the Sumner Tigers, Hannah Fleming was named to the second team, Tianah Johnson to the third team and Phoebe Herrington received honorable mention. First team honors went to Julia Tardy and Sequoia Johnson of Sumner in doubles.From the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners, Allison Cormier was named to the third team.Boys’ All-academic honors went to Luke Krebs, Teryn Miller and Sam Walker of MDI; Jinran Tian, Tianjian Yuan and Xingjian Gong of GSA; and Nick Dunham, Douglas Heanssler and Andrew Turner of DI-Stonington.Girls’ All-academic honors went to Madeline Cook and Sierra Bloom of MDI; Charlotte Reiter of GSA; Sequoia Johnson of Sumner; and Megan Weed and Sasha Zembrusky of DI-Stonington.An Earlier version of this article excluded Ben Haslam, Coach Brian Higgins both of Ellsworth, Julia Tardy and Sequoia Johnson of Sumner and Sophia Chen of GSA.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print. Biolast_img read more

Families at the Center: Exploring Family-Centered Practices in Early Childhood Services

first_imgFamily capacity-building practices: Practices that include the participatory opportunities and experiences afforded to families to strengthen existing parenting knowledge and skills and promote the development of new parenting abilities that enhance parenting self-efficacy beliefs and practices. By Jenna Weglarz-WardCreative Commons Licensing, [Flickr, Military Parents Participate in Child Find by US Army Garrison Red Cloud]In 2016, the FDEI team will be focusing on promoting family-centered practices in early childhood services.According to the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children’s most recent edition of the recommended practices:Family practices refer to ongoing activities that(1) promote the active participation of families in decision-making related to their child (e.g., assessment, planning, intervention);(2) lead to the development of a service plan (e.g., a set of goals for the family and child and the services and supports to achieve those goals); or(3) support families in achieving the goals they hold for their child and the other family members.Family practices encompass three themes:Family-centered practices: Practices that treat families with dignity and respect; are individualized, flexible, and responsive to each family’s unique circumstances; provide family members complete and unbiased information to make informed decisions; and involve family members in acting on choices to strengthen child, parent, and family functioning. Family and professional collaboration: Practices that build relationships between families and professionals who work together to achieve mutually agreed upon outcomes and goals that promote family competencies and support the development of the child. (p.9)As families have the most influence on their child’s development, it is important for professionals to support families’ confidence and competence in supporting their child’s growth and learning. Therefore, professionals need to develop skills not only in child directed intervention strategies but also skills to help parents and other caregivers enhance with knowledge and ability to carryover intervention strategies into their daily routines.Carol Trivette from East Tennessee State University will be leading our linked-series of family-centered webinars to help unpack these recommended practices. Our first webinar on March 17, 2016 will focus on adult learning strategies. By learning evidence-based adult learning strategies, early childhood professionals are able to build families’ understanding, knowledge, and skills to support their child’s development.On March 17 we begin with an interactive session on the Participatory Adult Learning Strategy (PALS) model. During this time, we will discuss the different learning methods from introductory strategy to mastery using research, examples, and discussion. Then on March 30 we will host a Lunch & Learn. This interactive event will give you a chance to share your thoughts, opinions, and experiences related to the key points from our live webinar and how you’ve applied these points recently in your own practices.To register for our March 17 webinar, Principles of Adult Learning, click here.To find out more about our March 30 interactive Lunch & Learn, click here.We hope to see you at both events this month!This post was written by Jenna Weglarz-Ward & Amy Santos, PhD, members of the MFLN FD Early Intervention team, which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

Gang-rape survivor kills self

first_imgA gang-rape survivor kills self at Behdi in Uttar Pradesh after being allegedly harassed by her assaulters to withdraw the case against them, police said.The 24-year-old kills self on Saturday under Chapar police station area. She was raped by three men a year ago and the accused have been on bail since then, police said.According to the complaint lodged by the victim’s father, the accused were threatening and harassing her daughter to withdraw the rape case against them.On his complaint, another case has been registered against the accused, Circle Officer Kuldeep Kumar said. The body of the victim has been sent for postmortem, he said.last_img

‘I didn’t ask for special treatment with Egypt’ – Salah

first_imgEgypt star Mohamed Salah has hit back at his nation’s FA, accusing the federation of neglecting player safety and comfort at the World Cup. Salah bounced back from a dislocated shoulder to hit two goals for Egypt in Russia, although those strikes did little for the Pharoahs’ overall fortunes. The team coached by Hector Cuper were eliminated in the group stage following three straight defeats, while Salah was targeted for accepting honorary Chechen citizenship during Egypt’s stay in the region.  Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Relations between Salah and his national team have been strained since the World Cup, and on Sunday he took to Twitter to unmask a series of “problems” . Egypt’s FA responded by threatening legal action against the player’s agent if he persists in “entering into conflicts that harm the interests of one of the best and most valuable Egyptian football players”.But on Monday the Liverpool star insisted that he does not want special treatment or privileges, and is merely looking out for the entire Egypt squad.“I did not ask for a special treatment from the EFA, I do not see myself as above any of my team mates in order to do so, and when I speak about the problems we had in Russia I’d like to speak for my team mates but I’m not entitled to do so, there are more important and older players than me there,” he said in a video released on Facebook.“I’m not speaking to cause problems; all I want is to tell my side of the story as the EFA did. First of all I did not like how they distorted the main problem.“When I ask for something I do it for everyone in the team, last time we went to the national team I slept at 6am and could not go to the restaurant for breakfast or lunch because of all the people that were there.“We need guards with the team while travelling, we have asked for that in a letter for the EFA but they never responded. “Also they said that nobody knocked my room door at 4am to take pictures with me, anyone is free to ask the hotel or the players”.In a second video, Salah emphasised that  “I did not ask for privileges, that’s how it works everywhere around the globe, we are in 2018 and EFA still uses old methods and ways.“I know that we have the ability to offer those things, for every player in the national team, not only for me. I think it’s reasonable to ask not to be disrupted by anyone during my own time in the hotel room.“What I’m asking for is to be able to discuss those things with the EFA, they do not even respond”.“They make us travel in economy class, which is exhausting for every player; all the other African teams fly in business class”.“Again, I dare any one to republish anything that I said about personal privileges, and again I’m sorry for all my teammates. I’m not the captain but someone had to speak out, that’s all, and I’m ready to take responsibly for those words.”Salah has played a total of 59 games for Egypt, scoring 35 goals. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more