Advertisement This year’s McManus scholarship award winners Winners of this year’s JP McManus scholarship awards were officially recognised by the Minister of State at the Department of Finance, Patrick O’Donovan at an awards ceremony at the Dunraven Arms Hotel in Adare Co. Limerick last night.In addition to addressing the audience, the Minister of State presented eight highly talented students from CBS Sexton Street in Limerick City with a third level scholarship certificate.It is now twenty-one years since the JP McManus scholarships were first established by former student JP McManus, with donations totalling €2.4 million for funding the provision of third level education scholarships for students attending Coláiste Mhichíl, CBS Sexton Street, Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Eight scholarships are awarded each year and apply at the rate of €6,750 per annum for the full term of the undergraduate programme chosen and 169 scholarships have been awarded to date.Many graduates of the programme are now pursuing successful careers in Ireland and in foreign locations such as California, Australia, South Korea, Norway and the UK. Adare Manor Resort COVID-19 Ambassadors McManus scholarship winners with Sue Ann Foley, Chairperson of the JP McManus Fund. McManus scholarship award winners Colin O’Toole, Emmet Clohessy, Marcus Jackson and Ger Barry. Linkedin Twitter WhatsApp NewsEducationLimerick city students awarded McManus scholarshipsBy Editor – November 4, 2017 7210 Congratulating the winning students, JP McManus said; “These students have worked very hard to put themselves in this position and I am delighted that they will continue pursuing their ambitions and goals in third level education. College is a great time for young people to develop and grow and I am confident that this group of young people will embrace the opportunity now presented to them and will achieve fulfilment and success in life.”150 guests attended the awards ceremony including Mayor Stephen Keary.Winners of the 2017 Scholarships were:Marcus JacksonEmmet ClohessyRobert HayesAbdirahman AliFilip KaczmarekColin O TooleLiam ByrnesGer BarrySee more education-related articles here Adare Manor unveil plans to launch The Padel Club this Autumn Email Previous articleTo the victor the spoilsNext articleLimerick is Ireland’s top city for ‘nooky’ Editor Print TAGSAbdirahman AliAdareCBS Sexton StreetColin O’TooleDunraven ArmsEmmet ClohessyFilip KaczmarekGer BarryJP McManusLiam ByrneslimerickMarcus JacksonPatrick DonovanRobert HayesStephen Keary JP McManus schoralship winners Flip Kaczmarek, Liam Byrne, Abdirahman Ali and Robert Hayes. Limerick Post Show | The Golf Course at Adare Manor Facebook Irish Water and Limerick City & County Council are working to restore water supply to customers in Adare following a burst water main 1 of 3 Brendan O’Connor announced as new General Manager of Adare Manor RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: The Golf Course at Adare Manor celebrates its second birthday
TheGovernment needs to rethink the way it adopts European law to save HR fromgetting wrapped up in red tapeWhenthe Labour government first came to power in 1997 and established the BetterRegulation Taskforce, people management specialists must have felt someoptimism about the new approach to employment law. TheGovernment’s aim, to monitor regulation to ensure it was “necessary, fair,affordable, and simple to understand and administer”, would have giventhem cause to rejoice. However, HR could not have foreseen the impact Brusselswould have on those laudable sentiments. Thelevel of employment legislation coming out of Europe is creating an enormousheadache for employers and HR. While HR is not against new rights for employeesper se, there is growing concern about the way EU directives are implemented. TheUK has to give effect to directives that are often drafted with Europeanemployment practices and legislation in mind. For example, the EU directive onfixed-term work was primarily designed to prevent employers on the Continent –where temporary staff are much more prevalent – from using fixed-term contractsto avoid restrictive legislation concerning permanent workers. TheUK government has until 10 July to implement the directive in a way that makessense to the 5 per cent of UK workers on fixed-term contracts. Not an easytask, given the huge variation in contracts and the reasons behind them. Thisis a good example of Brussels-led regulation leading to a disproportionate responseto the problem experienced in the UK. Difficultiesalso arise as a result of the deadlines for implementation of directives. Thetimetable is driven by agreement at European level, leading to consultationexercises that are often too short for the wide range of views needed forconsideration in the UK, as the Government rushes to give effect to adirective. Furthermore,employers have only a limited amount of time to comply with the law. Forinstance, employers had just six weeks to implement the Parental LeaveDirective in the UK. Theneed to implement EU directives also encourages the Government to focus onreaching a compromise between the typically opposing positions of the TUC andCBI. This is a politically expedient way of dealing with the issues covered ina directive, but there is a need for a more open, pluralistic approach todevelop practical responses to European proposals.Inaddition, EU-driven law is typically introduced through regulations, so thedebates in Parliament accorded to statutes, which help to develop workablelegislation, are missed. In this way, Parliamentary time is saved, and pressattention on the added ‘burden’ of new legislation on business is minimised. Employersare left to pick up the pieces of regulations drafted without sufficientconsideration of how they will work in practice. Most organisations simply hopethat they are not involved in the first cases that supply the much-neededinterpretation by the courts. Theway European laws are being introduced means people management professionalsare being distracted from strategic thinking. The speed of change and thecomplexity of new legislation are making compliance a resource-intensiveexercise. Organisations are losing out as their HR departments spend more timetrying to understand the law than on how to improve the business.TheGovernment needs to think about how it can adopt the principles of Europeandirectives in a way that makes sense for employees and employers. Thereis little reason to believe the tide of new regulation from Brussels will ebb,so the UK must re-visit the process for implementing EU law. Otherwise, themain beneficiaries of the legislation will be the lawyers. ByDiane Sinclair, employee relations adviser at the CIPD Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Help relieve HR’s EU law headacheOn 19 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today
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Photo from USC Shoah FoundationThe USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research will host the international conference, “Digital Approaches to Genocide Studies,” from Oct. 23 to Oct. 24. The two-day conference, co-sponsored by the USC Digital Humanities program, will be held on campus to provide a forum for scholarly discussions on how new methods of digital research can impact Holocaust and genocide studies.Since its founding by film director Steven Spielberg in 1994, the Shoah Foundation has worked to create a forum for Holocaust survivors to tell their stories. Over the past 23 years, the foundation has collected a broad range of data, including thousands of personal testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust.Research Program Officer Martha Stroud shared how this information is used to shape the current knowledge about genocides and other episodes of mass violence through the contemporary field of digital humanities.“The digital humanities field is this emerging field of study where people are using digital tools for humanities research, and they are inventing new methods, models and tools to analyze manuscripts and all sorts of different sources,” Stroud said.Text mining methods are used to probe through massive amounts of text and find patterns and idiosyncrasies which may not have been previously apparent. One of the leading groups of scholars which are combining the digital humanities and genocide studies is the Holocaust Geographies Collaborative, which utilizes mapping tools and geographic information systems to represent movements of people during the Holocaust in ways not used before.“We have collected [nearly] 55,000 testimonies — mostly Holocaust, but also Rwandan genocide, the Armenian genocide, the Chinese massacre, the Guatemalan genocide,” said Josh Grossberg, Shoah Public Communications Manager. “So now we have expanded beyond our initial scope and now we make these [almost] 55,000 testimonies.”The interdisciplinary scholarship will allow leaders in their respective fields, scholars and graduate students to examine and provide insight into the topics addressed through these new digital tools. The conference will be the first time that the discussion regarding digital humanities and mass genocide are examined together.“It’s not only about the Holocaust,” Stroud said. “There is also a researcher doing a paper about the Cambodian genocide, and we think these tools can be applied to a lot of genocides and the Holocaust.”With the information collected, educational activities for schools in all 50 states and around the world inform about the impact of mass genocides in society. In addition, the conferences for the past three years have focused on relevant topics of research, including the Guatemalan genocide and the impact of Spielberg’s film Schindler’s List.“Researchers are starting to use this massive amount of data that is in all of these interviews, to identify new trends and ask new questions that we didn’t know about before,” Stroud said regarding the advent of the new digital tools.Among the innovations discussed, the Shoah Foundation will debut its new technology that enables people to have lifelike conversations with a recording of a Holocaust survivor long into the future. The interface allows one to ask questions and receive answers directly from a Holocaust survivor.According to the Shoah Foundation, among the topics to be discussed by the two dozen scholars from Australia, Europe, Canada and the United States in attendance are the ethics of social media as a means of genocide commemoration and the capabilities of GIS for analyzing the Holocaust.
Soccer is like a religion for many, but these athletes will indeed to rely on their faith in their search for glory.With the World Cup 2018 kicking off, we can reveal our dream soccer team — with a few substitutes, just in case! — who’ll be taking to the pitch to put their nation on the path to soccer glory.Besides their talent on the field, what really makes these men stand out is their faith, and their desire to share it for the whole world to see. Whether it’s through public declarations, partaking in pilgrimages, or being actively involved in Catholic charities, these players know who is the real source of their inspiration.Lionel Messi, Argentina The forward says he will go on a30-mile religious pilgrimage to San Nicolas, in his native Argentina, to celebrate a World Cup win (after running about 50 miles in 7 games), and has a large tattoo of Jesus on his right bicep. Sergio Aguero, Argentina The striker will join Messi on the pilgrimage, but has added a challenge by declaring they’ll both run the distance to San Nicolas.Andres Iniesta, Spain Before the 2010 World Cup, the midfielder promised that if his team won, he would take a pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago, the “Way of St. James.”Gianluigi Buffon, Italy The popular 40-year-old goalkeeper made a pilgrimage to Medjugorje in Bosnia after the Euro 2012 championships.James Rodriguez, Colombia The attacking midfielder has a tattoo of Jesus on his shin, and is quick to share on social media that his success is all down to God.Radamel Falcao, Colombia The very devout striker studies the Bible and prays before each game, and also tries to get his teammates involved, too. On scoring, he lifts his jersey to reveal a t-shirt saying: “With Jesus you’ll never be alone.” Manuel Neuer, Germany The outstanding goalie supports a Catholic group that helps combat child poverty and a youth group led by Amigonian friars, a branch of the Capuchins.Olivier Giroud, France The devout Catholic striker has a tattoo of Psalm 23 (in Latin): “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want,” and has also shared how religion brings him peace.Vedran Corluka, Croatia Fleeing his native Bosnia during the war, the center back returned to help fund and rebuild his village church. He also wears a wristband with Catholic icons.Edinson Cavani, Uraguay In an interview, the striker referred to himself as “an athlete for Christ,” saying: “I play for Him, to give Him glory, to thank Him for giving me the ability to play football.”Jakub BÅ‚aszczykowski, Poland As a child, tragedy struck this winger when his father murdered his mother, but he remains firm in his faith and was ambassador of the World Youth Day in 2016.Sergio Ramos, SpainThe central defender has a tattoo of the Virgin Mary on his upper left arm.