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
Student Government’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion hosted their annual Race Relations week from Sept. 20 to this Friday, Sept. 27.The week began with a talk from Dr. Yusef Salaam, of the Central Park Five, who was wrongly accused and convicted of raping a woman, and will end with a viewing of “Us” in Debartolo Hall. All together, there are 11 events throughout the week. MacKenzie Isaac, a senior, is the director of diversity and inclusion in Student Government, and helped to organize Race Relations week. She said her goal for Race Relations Week changed throughout the planning and implementation. “At first, I had the rather lofty goal of wanting to shift people’s perspectives, not only on race relations in the Notre Dame context and beyond, but their role in shifting Race Relations Week within those contexts,” Isaac said. “Now, I think my goal is more so about building empathy, seeing one another as totally made in the image and likeness of God and the different colors and races that we represent as just being different, equally beautiful manifestations of those races. So that even if you encounter a perspective this week that totally goes against your worldview, and there’s no way that you’ll ever come to agree with it, you at least understand why the person who shared that experience with think the way that they do. So the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes, even if that shoe doesn’t fit.”Although a large majority of Notre Dame’s campus is white, Isaac said she still saw an immense need for this programming. “Even though this is a campus that is four-fifths white, there are still students here that when they’re accepted, they’re accepted with the declaration of ‘Welcome Home,’’’ Isaac said. “This home, just from a historical standpoint, wasn’t made for people who looked a certain way for minority students, and being a black woman myself, this was not a space that was initially built with people like me in mind to live and thrive and learn within.”Isaac said the face of Notre Dame is changing, and minority students — although underrepresented — deserve to be recognized.“I think that it’s important to recognize that the face of Notre Dame is changing very slowly, but surely, and so we want to ensure that every single student here for years, feels welcome and that this is a place that’s conducive to their success,” Isaac said. “There are still students here, whom I’ve spoken with, who think that because minorities are so underrepresented on this campus, that it’s no one’s obligation to accommodate. I say that without our minority students, Notre Dame wouldn’t be what it is. And so in the lack of effort to accommodate those students, we are not Notre Dame.”Students that are not a minority should not shy away from these conversations, Isaac said. “I think that the accessibility of these conversations is really what’s going to make this week powerful. I think that so many students shy away from these conversations out of the fear of saying the ‘wrong thing,’ or of sharing an experience that amplifies their privilege in a way that makes people ‘uncomfortable,’” Isaac said. “But I think that when we break down that stigma, and we break down that barrier, we’re going to see that a lot of our experiences are the same.”Isaac said she believes Notre Dame administrators can do more to help race relations at the University, and although she’s had great experiences with some administrators, they will ultimately “do what they want to do.”“It’s important for them to be transparent in their decision making processes. … I also think that there is an issue of tokenism. I think that once students of color are seen for the fullness of who they are, and not just the fact that they are minority than the entire campus culture will shift,” Isaac said. “These conversations that we’re having this week will become even less of an echo chamber, where it’s diverse conversations for ‘diverse students.’ Because if you want me to feel very [included], then you won’t just come to me and see me as an asset, or valuable or as a marketing leverage when it comes to multicultural things.”As the director for diversity and inclusion, Isaac said she often wants to clarify what the group’s goals are. “It was created to be just as much of a home for them as anyone else on this campus, and is not to be exclusionary in the reverse way of just focusing in on our minority students,” Isaac said. “It’s more so to show people that they fit into this conversation.”Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Race Relations Week, Student government, tokenism
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ShearwaterOil major Shell has submitted an environmental statement (ES) in support of the field development plan for its Fram gas and condensate field in the Central North Sea to the UK authorities. In the statement, Shell proposed to develop the Fram field, located in Blocks 29/3a, 29/4c, 29/8a, 29/9c in the Central North Sea, as a subsea tie-back utilizing existing Starling infrastructure to the Shearwater platform.The Shearwater field is a high pressure, high temperature (HP/HT) reservoir developed with a normally manned integrated process, utilities and quarters (PUG) platform, which is bridge linked to a wellhead (WH) platform. Shell is the operator of the field with ExxonMobil as its partner.The 30-day public consultation period for the Fram development environmental statement ends on November 24.As detailed in the ES, Shell is proposing to develop Fram as a gas and gas condensate field with two horizontal wells in the Drill Centre East (DCE) area. Produced fluids will be transported via a new flowline to the existing Starling manifold (approximately 15 km away), comingled with Starling production fluids and further transported via existing infrastructure to the Shearwater platform 33 km away.Fluids from the Shearwater platform are exported through the Shearwater Elgin Area Line (SEAL) and Forties Pipeline System (FPS) pipelines. No modifications are required to the Shearwater topsides hydrocarbon processing equipment. Minor topsides changes include an upgrade to the control system and modifications of the chemical injection system.According to the plan, drilling operations are expected to start in the first quarter of 2019 and first production is expected in the second quarter of 2020.Shell initially received regulatory approval for the Fram development in October of 2012. Fram was originally designed for a 35,000 barrels oil equivalent per day development using floating, production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) technology. However, during the 2012 – 2013 drilling campaign, unexpected reservoir results were produced that led to the suspension of the development in February 2013 and subsequent re-framing of the project concept.Shell also said in the ES that Dana Petroleum had proposed to develop its Arran field as a subsea tieback to the Shearwater platform. Dana is planning to submit an ES for the Arran Field to Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in the fourth quarter of 2017. If the project goes ahead, Dana anticipates to start production from the Arran Field in 2021, one year after the proposed Fram start-up.Fram 2 Field DevelopmentOffshore Energy Today Staff