Uber rush

first_imgLinkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email NewsLocal NewsUber rushBy Bernie English – August 10, 2015 1149 Twitter WhatsApp Printcenter_img ANXIOUS Limerick job seekers have sent a deluge of applications for the upcoming positions at Uber with 150 of 300 new jobs due to come on-stream by Christmas.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Uber last week announced plans to open its first centre of excellence outside the United States in the city centre.The San Francisco based car service provider said it has been overwhelmed with the response from Limerick with hundreds applying for the first 50 jobs, which are currently advertised.And the good news continues, with coffee chain Starbucks due to start its fit-out on the ground floor of the Thomas Street building this week.There are a number of other high-profile companies in the mix for the rest of the space, creating at least 100 full and part-time job opportunities.Meanwhile Finance Minister Michael Noonan said that the Hanging Gardens site in Henry Street, which is in the final stages of being acquired by Limerick City and County Council, had attracted the interest of at least three prospective investors.He said that there was a lot of confidence that it could be the location for another 250 jobs or so when it is fully developed. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Previous articleGAA – Weekend results from Limerick GAANext articlePatient files sent to outside email 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. Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSfeaturedJobslimerickuber last_img read more

USS Jason Dunham Kicks Off Simulated War Games

first_img Share this article View post tag: Kicks View post tag: War View post tag: Navy USS Jason Dunham Kicks Off Simulated War Games May 20, 2014 The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) began the theater anti-submarine warfare (TASW) phase of Submarine Commander’s Course-40 (SSC-40) outside of the Bahamas, May 19. View post tag: Games View post tag: Jason View post tag: Simulated Training & Education View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Jason Dunham Kicks Off Simulated War Games View post tag: Naval View post tag: USS View post tag: Dunham Jason Dunham was joined by embarked members of Destroyer Squadron 28 (DESRON-28), the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). The exercise will give the vessels involved the unique opportunity to work and learn from one another; in order to improve their anti-submarine hunting capabilities.“It’s a benefit to our forces that we can support Submarine Atlantic (SUBLANT) and submarine forces in general,” said Capt. Richard Brawley, deputy commodore of DESRON-28. “We train our crews with something we never get to see during our training phase.”SSC-40 is a training course designed for naval officers preparing to take command of a submarine. The class lasts several weeks and comprises four phases, including classroom and field instruction. SSC-40 has a long history with other nations and international participation is commonplace, both surface and submarine side.“SSC-40’s primary purpose is to qualify respective commanding officers and executive officers,” said Brawley. “Typically we try to involve other nations such as Canada or England.”During the three-day exercise, combatants participate in a wide variety of exercises including torpedo launch and evasion, counter fire operations, and the search and prosecution of enemy submarines using multiple radars, sonar, and sonobuoys.For the Sailors involved, the course gives them a chance to put their training to the test and take the knowledge gained from each other into possible future combat scenarios.“There’s no limitations on a submarine,” said Sonar Technician (Surface) 1st Class Michael Miller. “The gloves are coming off. This is as real as we ever get to practice. We will take the information and apply it wherever we deploy in the world for anti-submarine warfare as needed.”Jason Dunham is currently operating in the U.S. 2nd Fleet area of responsibility participating in SCC-40.[mappress]Press Release, May 20, 2014; Image: Wikimedialast_img read more

International Composting Awareness Week

first_imgWith more time at home on many people’s hands these days, lots of yard work is being tackled, making this year’s International Compost Awareness Week, May 3 through 9, a perfect time to create a home composting system.For the new composter, first find an ideal spot on your property to locate your composting pile or receptacle, says composting expert and Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Development Coordinator Amanda Tedrow, who represents University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s Northeast District.“If you are just starting out, go for the pile. The ideal minimum size for a compost pile is four by four by four (4 feet wide by 4 feet long by 4 feet deep). That is the right size to reach the temperatures needed for decomposition. A smaller pile will decompose at a slower rate due to lower temperatures,” Tedrow said.Locate the compost pile downhill and away from vegetable gardens to prevent potential runoff from the compost pile, which could transmit plant diseases to the garden.While heat is an important element to composting, the heat is generated within the composting pile, so it is not necessary to locate a composting system in direct sun. A compost pile located in direct sun may need additional supplemental water during the heat of the summer months.Next, it’s important to add the right mix of materials to the pile.“The general recommendation is to do two-thirds to three-quarters browns and one-third to one-quarter greens,” she said. Brown materials — such as dried leaves, sticks and old mulch — are a source of carbon, while green materials — such as grass clippings, vegetable and fruit scraps, coffee grounds and egg shells — are sources of nitrogen, both important for proper composting to occur.Avoid adding any kitchen waste that contains meat, dairy products or greasy substances, Tedrow warns.“Vegetable peelings, fruit rinds, stalks from broccoli, things like that are all fine. Something like peach pits might take a long time to compost, but they are perfectly fine to put in,” she said.Moisture is essential, but a compost pile should only stay “as wet as a wrung-out sponge,” Tedrow said.“In an ideal world, a compost pile should be turned when the temperature in the center of the pile starts dropping (below the ideal temperature of 130 to 160 degrees Fahrenheit). Most people don’t have a compost thermometer, so many composters will turn their pile every week to two weeks to keep the process moving,” Tedrow said. Compost thermometers are available in stores or online starting at about $20, she added.If wildlife is a possible concern, an enclosed composting bin may be a better option, she said.If you have a free-form compost pile and you are having a hard time keeping compost materials together, consider using a piece of fencing or other material to make a hoop around the pile to keep it contained, Tedrow added. While creating a compost pile can, in time, produce material usable for gardening, the best thing about a compost pile is keeping unnecessary waste out of landfills, as landscape refuse, such as leaves, grass clippings and trimmings, accounts for up to 20% of the waste being placed in landfills.In honor of International Compost Awareness Week, the UGA Extension office in Athens-Clarke County is offering a number of online and interactive events throughout the week, including a composting lecture on Wednesday, May 6, at 6 p.m. For information, go to facebook.com/AthensClarkeCountyExtension or visit athensclarkecounty.com/6542/International-Compost-Awareness-Week.For more detailed information on composting, visit extension.uga.edu/publications and search for UGA Extension Circular 816, “Composting and Mulching.” For further assistance or to check for local composting week events, locate your local UGA Extension office at extension.uga.edu/county-offices.last_img read more