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Limerick colleges to provide new apprenticeship programmes

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first_imgNewsEducationLimerick colleges to provide new apprenticeship programmesBy Editor – December 9, 2017 3614 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email TAGSapprenticeshipsengineeringfilm industryhairdressinglean sigma managementMaria Byrnequantity surveyingRichard Brutonsoftware system designsupply chain managementTroy Studios Linkedin Advertisement Facebook WhatsApp STEPS Engineers Week kicking off in Limerick this weekend Top employer award for Limerick engineering group center_img Troy Studios expansion set to reap benefits for region Ahead of International Women in Engineering Day, Engineers Ireland calls for students to consider CAO options Cook Medical continues to support STEM in Limerick schools Twitter Print Sinn Féin is seeking more apprenticeship courses.Nine of the 26 new apprenticeship programmes announced by Education Minister Richard Bruton yesterday have been awarded to Limerick third level education providers.The new programmes range from range from engineering and lean sigma management to hairdressing, quantity surveying, software system design and supply chain management.Fine Gael Senator Maria Byrne, who is the party’s Seanad spokesperson on education and skills said she was delighted that nearly half of the new apprenticeship programmes will be provided at the University of Limerick, Limerick Institute of Technology and the Limerick and Clare Educational Training Board (LCETB).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Having served on each of the institutions Governing Authority Boards, I understand very well that each institution is very capable of expanding their apprenticeship programmes,” she added.“The Government is committed to more than doubling the number of new apprentices registered to 9,000 by 2020 and expanding further into new areas. Budget 2018 allocated €122 million for apprenticeship training, an increase of almost 24 per cent on the previous year. This will allow the Government to deliver ten more apprenticeship programmes and over 6,000 more apprenticeship registrations next year”Limerick Fine Gael Senator Maria Byrne“Minister Bruton has an objective to expand apprenticeships and traineeships in the period to 2020. He wants to ensure apprenticeships are an attractive path for people to take. Apprenticeships and traineeships give an exciting career path for many young people. As well as modernising existing apprenticeships Minister Bruton is also focused on supporting the development of new programmes.“I hope to see the development of more apprenticeship programmes for the film industry in our third level institutions in Limerick. I want to ensure Troy Studios have the qualified people here in Limerick so it can continue to expand its productions,” she declared.More education news here Previous articleChildren benefitting from Limerick family support serviceNext articleLimerick honour for Jedward at opening of new SVP charity shop Editor Regeneron advises students to focus on STEM subjectslast_img read more

Nearly 1 in 3 households now in mortgage stress, with high income earners under pressure

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first_imgDigital Finance Analytics principal Martin North.The analysis is based on information from 52,000 household surveys, public data from the RBA, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and APRA, and private data from lenders and aggregators. Households are defined as “stressed” when net income does not cover ongoing costs.It comes as recent analysis of ABS surveys by property research firm CoreLogic found nearly three out of four households are indebted — and the richer you are, the more debt you’re likely to have.“The results are not necessarily what you’d expect with higher income households more likely to be over-indebted than lower income ones,” CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said.According to Digital Finance Analytics, the debt-to-income ratios in severely stressed households were on average eleven times their current annual incomes.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoA survey by HashChing found 92 per cent of mortgage brokers believe interest rates will stay on hold this month.WORST POSTCODES FOR MORTGAGE STRESS IN QLD4350 (Toowoomba region)4670 (Bundaberg region)4740 (Mackay region)4680 (Gladstone region)4870 (Cairns region)4211 (Nerang, Gaven, Carrara, Pacific Pines)4655 (Hervey Bay region)4701 (Rockhampton region)4551 (Caloundra, Currimundi, Dicky Beach)4570 (Gympie region)4207 (Beenleigh, Logan)4300 (Gailes, Goodna, Springfield, Brookwater)4556 (Buderim, Kunda Park, Sippy Downs)4069 (Brookfield, Chapel Hill, Fig Tree Pocket, Kenmore)4053 (Everton Park, Stafford, Mitchelton)4165 (Mount Cotton, Redland Bay, Victoria Point)4305 (Ipswich region)4017 (Bracken Ridge, Brighton, Deagon, Sandgate)4220 (Burleigh Heads, Burleigh Waters, Miami)4152 (Camp Hill, Carina, Carina Heights, Carindale) .Even households in affluent suburbs are now being impacted by mortgage stress, according to Digital Finance Analytics.Digital Finance Analytics principal Martin North said continued pressure from low wage growth and rising living costs meant those households with bigger mortgages were especially under pressure.“A rising number of more affluent households are being impacted as the contagion of mortgage stress continues to spread beyond the traditional mortgage belts,” he said.“Some households are now making larger mortgage repayments following out of cycle interest rate rises, and are simultaneously facing higher power prices, council rates and childcarecosts.“This remains a deadly combination and is touching households across the country, not just in the mortgage belts.” MORTGAGE STRESS .. Couple and baby in dining room with laptopALMOST 50,000 households are at risk of defaulting on their home loans in the next 12 months and nearly a third of homeowners are in mortgage stress, new figures show.The latest mortgage stress and default modelling from Digital Finance Analytics for the month of September reveals more than 905,000 households are estimated to be in mortgage stress — 45,000 more than there were the month prior.And even high income households are feeling the squeeze.The numbers have been crunched ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s October board meeting, with the official cash rate expected to remain unchanged at 1.5 per cent. Housing markets continue to cool Tenants from hell on the rise Swim star buys on the Goldie Of those households, 18,000 are in severe stress, which means they are unable to meet home loan repayments with their current income.In Queensland, the number of households in mortgage stress increased by 21,500 to 168,051 in September, with around 9,100 of those at risk of default.But if interest rates were to rise by just 0.5 per cent, that figure would jump to more than 197,000 households in stress. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE The worst affected regions include Toowoomba, Bundaberg, Mackay, Gladstone, Cairns and Hervey Bay.But higher income postcodes incorporating the Brisbane suburbs of Camp Hill, Carina, Brookfield and Fig Tree Pocket are also feeling the pinch.center_img The RBA is expected to hold the central cash rate steady at 1.5 per cent at its October board meeting. Image: AAP/Dean Lewins.last_img read more

Schneiders tops Modified main at Raceway Park

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first_imgBy Bob ConeyJEFFERSON, S.D. (April 26) – Raceway Park kicked off their 2015 IMCA Championship points season Sunday night with action in five divisions.The Total Motors IMCA Modifieds put on a show ultimately won by Jason Schneiders.Ricky Stephan jumped out front in the early laps only to be chased down by defending champion Chris Abelson. After trading the lead back and forth, the duo came together while negotiating lapped traffic with seven laps remaining, sending both to the rear on the restart.Jim Thies then took the point with Jay Noteboom and Schneiders in tow. With four to go, Schnei­ders made his move out of turn number four, slicing under Thies and using the inside line to hold Noteboom at bay to the checkers. Behind Schneiders, Noteboom, and Thies, Josh Most rounded out the top four.The Casey’s General Stores IMCA Stock Car feature was a wild affair with Andy Gage coming out on top, followed by Tony Ritterbush, Todd Gereau and Bo Lundquist.Rusty Montagne went flag to flag for the Skyline Casino IMCA Northern SportMod win. Taking chase to the end were Karl Brewer, Darin Roepke and Kaleb Kennedy.Dave Riley worked his way to the front of the MOPAR IMCA Hobby Stock feature and never looked back en route to the opening night win. Behind Riley, Craig Clift took the runner-up spot followed by John Cain and Tony Fetterman.Ramsey Meyer entered the evening as the defending champion in the KISS 107 FM IMCA Sport Compacts and started the new season on top, taking the feature victory over Drew Johnson, Luke Jackson and Cody Thompson.last_img read more

Irish team for Six Nations opener to be named at midday.

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first_imgIan Keatley could get the nod to start at out half against Italy this Saturday in Rome.It had been expected that Ian Madigan would replace Johnny Sexton who is out until next weekend but it’s being reported that the Munster number 10 will be given a starting position.Jordi Murphy may start at number 8 if Jamie Heaslip doesn’t recover in time from his shoulder injury. Cahir’s Tommy O’Donnell will be hoping to get the nod – the Munster back row will be keen to get his first Six Nations start having come on as a sub in the last campaign.last_img read more

Vipers hand top job to Kajoba

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first_imgFred Kajoba (left) is handed a T-Shirt by Vipers SC Boss Dr Mulindwa. PHOTO @VipersSCKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former International goalkeeper Fred Kajoba has been handed the top job at Vipers Sports Club.He takes over from Edward Golola who was sacked early in the week after a string of poor results despite the team being top of the league table.Kajoba,50, started work this morning by meeting the players at St Mary’s Stadium and training ahead of Tuesday’s StarTimes Uganda Premier League match against Mbarara City FC.He will be joined by Ibrahim Mugisha as goalkeeping coach, working alongside Edward Ssali aka Baiano as trainer.In a statement, the club said “Vipers Sports Club can confirm Fred Kajoba has been appointed first-team coach. Management believes that in Kajoba we have a manager with significant experience at the highest level of football, which can come in and immediately help deliver our objectives.” Kajoba said: “I am excited to be joining one of the biggest clubs in the country and it is where it should be at the moment. And am sure we can still go on and win this season’s title.”*****SOURCE: VipersSC MediaShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Seven youngsters off to Germany

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first_img29 May 2018 Seven youngsters off to Germany Tags: Boys, German Open, Girls, St Leon Rot Seven players will represent England in the German boys’ and girls’ open, which starts on Thursday at St Leon Rot.The four boys are: Barclay Brown (Hallamshire, Yorkshire), Enrique Dimayuga (Walton Heath, Surrey), Matthew Freeman (Notts, Nottinghamshire) and Max Hopkins (Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire).The girls are Caitlin Whitehead (Carus Green, Cumbria), Mimi Rhodes (Burnham & Berrow, Somerset) and Thalia Kirby (Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire).All the players are members of the England Golf boys’ and girls’ squads.The championships are played over 54 holes and end on 2 June.Caption: Barclay Brown (copyright Leaderbord Photography).last_img read more

Dispelling Myths About LASIK

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first_imgFacebook15Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Dr. Jay Rudd for Aurora LASIKIt’s time to dispel some common LASIK myths. Over the past 20 years, the LASIK procedure has evolved into one of the most successful surgical operations performed today. Current technology has allowed modern LASIK surgery to offer results that are comparable to, if not better than, contact lens vision.Despite these fantastic results, some people who could greatly benefit from LASIK surgery have steered clear because of misunderstandings about the very safe, proven procedure.  I would like to address some of these misconceptions.Eye surgeons would never have LASIK on their own eyes.Aurora LASIK is located in the Hawks Prairie area of Lacey and offers some of the newest technologies in LASIK. Photo credit: Boston Harbor PhotographyIn a recent poll of refractive surgeons, 65% stated they have had LASIK or PRK surgery.Ninety-one percent of the refractive surgeons polled said they had recommended refractive surgery to their immediate family members. Dry eye is much more common after LASIK.The same FDA-sponsored studies showed a significant reduction in dry eye symptoms at the six-month follow-up visit.With Aurora LASIK’s blade-free LASIK, we have not seen ongoing problems with dry eyes. The initial three-month post-operative period requires frequent artificial tear use, but symptoms are typically reduced to baseline at three months. LASIK increases glare and halos.Two recent FDA-sponsored studies on patient reported outcomes indicate that glare and halos were dramatically reduced in patients having LASIK/PRK. compared with vision using their eyeglasses. LASIK results have not improved.Original studies, when LASIK was first introduced, had only 32% of patients seeing 20/20 or better.At Aurora LASIK, over 96% of our patients see more clearly with 20/20 or better vision.A LASIK World Literature Review published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology found that more than 95% of the patients worldwide were satisfied with their outcome.center_img I am very excited to offer the most modern technology for LASIK surgery at Aurora LASIK. We continue to be impressed with the outstanding results our patients are experiencing. Over 96% are seeing 20/20 after their surgery. Of those, over 50% are seeing 20/15 or better after surgery.While LASIK has enjoyed tremendous success and improvements over the past 20 years, it’s important to find a surgeon and surgery center that has invested in the latest technology. Discount LASIK centers must cut corners to offer deeply discounted pricing. But do you really want to cut corners when it comes to your eyesight?At Aurora LASIK, we’re priced competitively, but in a way that still ensures you get the best outcome possible — in many cases seeing even better than you would with glasses or contacts. We feel so confident you’ll be happy, we offer our Lifetime Enhancement Policy to deliver clearer vision, and peace of mind.Contact us today to experience the Aurora LASIK difference.  Check out our Google reviews.  We treat you like family, giving you the best, most customized care available. The talented staff at Aurora LASIK can help answer all your questions to learn if LASIK is right for you. Photo credit: Boston Harbor PhotographyLASIK complications are common.In 1999, studies revealed that 5% of LASIK surgeries experienced complications (elevated dry eye or delayed corneal flap healing).With the advent of blade-free procedures, the complication rate has dropped to less than 1%.last_img read more