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Public opinion sought on work of Limerick based Irish Aid

first_imgEmail Twitter TAGSIrish Aidlimerick Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleCouncil to put brakes on dangerous driving in RathkealeNext articleLimerick Chamber members to benefit from new digital strategy Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsPublic opinion sought on work of Limerick based Irish AidBy Staff Reporter – September 18, 2017 1595 Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Printcenter_img Advertisement Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp The Irish Aid offices in Limerick The Irish Aid offices in LimerickPUBLIC submissions on the Irish Aid programme, headquartered in Limerick, are being sought by the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence.Under its review of the Irish Aid programme, the cross party committee wants to hear people’s views on the work carried out by Irish Aid abroad.In 2017 Irish Aid accounts for over €485 million of voted expenditure. That accounts for approximately 80 per cent of Ireland’s official development assistance (ODA), with the remainder disbursed by other Government Departments (a total of €651 million).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Irish Aid office moved to Limerick in 2009 and retains 90 jobs throughout its continued existence in the city centre.Now, the committee is seeking to hear the voice of the people on the work of the State body and committee chairman Brendan Smith TD said that “the review will focus on expenditure and value for money, but will also focus on results and impact, including in a number of specific policy areas, including climate change and the development and humanitarian aspects of the migration crisis.“Despite improvements in levels of extreme poverty, there remain huge development challenges in the most impoverished regions of the world.“Humanitarian crises are on an unprecedented scale. This review will provide an opportunity to highlight some of those very serious challenges and how the Government is responding.“As Ireland’s economic recovery continues, it is also timely for the Joint Committee to take a closer look at the proportion of Gross National Income (GNI) being allocated to overseas aid and how Ireland is meeting its international commitments in that regard.The Joint Committee is now seeking submissions from interested parties and stakeholders.Details of how to make a submission are available by clicking here and the closing date deadline for receipt of submissions is Friday, 13 October.See more news here Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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New Cabinet Sworn In at Government House

New Cabinet Sworn In at Government House

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #newcabinetswornin Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPrime Minister Hurbert Minnis has revealed his entire cabinet of ministers today. The new cabinet was sworn in, just moment ago, at Government House. During his address after the swearing in of Cabinet Ministers the new Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Dr. Hubert Minnis said, ” We will be a Government that is punctual, we are working for than people and we must be effective and efficient.”He continued, saying “I believe the this Bahamas Government will be a model for other Government’s in the region should emulate. It has to be about the People in every way… How you work, how you interact and how your represent the People. This is about service to the People not the service of one’s ego.”See the entire list of Ministers below:Hon Dr. Hurbert Alexander Minnis – Prime Minister of The BahamasHon Kevin Peter Turnquest – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of FinanceSenator the Hon Carl W. Bethel – Attorney General and Minister of Legal AffairsHon T. Brent Symonette – Minister of Financial Services, Trade and Industry and ImmigrationHon Renward R. Wells – Minister of Agriculture & Marine ResourcesHon Jeffrey L. Lloyd – Minister of Education, Science & TechnologyHon Duane E. Sands – Minister of HealthHon Marvin H. Dames – Minister of National SecurityHon Desmond T. Bannister – Minister of Public WorksHon Frankie A. Campbell – Minister of Transport and Local GovernmentHon Dionisio J. D’Aguilar – Minister of Tourism, Aviation and BahamasairHon Michael C. Pintard – Minister of Youth Sports and CultureHon Darren A. Henfield – Minister of Foreign AffairsHon Romauld S. Ferreira – Minister of the Environment and HousingHon Lanisha T. Rolle – Minister of Social Services and Urban DevelopmentHon Dion A. Foulkes – Minister of LabourSenator the Hon James Kwasi M. Thompson – Minister of State for Grand BahamaHon Brensil D. Rolle – Minister of State for the Public Service and National InsuranceHon Ellsworth N. Johnson – Minister of State for Legal Affairs#magneticmedianews#newcabinetsworniinlast_img read more

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50 Richter scale tremor felt in South Bengal districts

50 Richter scale tremor felt in South Bengal districts

first_imgKolkata: A tremor was felt at some places in South Bengal districts, including Hooghly and West Midnapore.The magnitude of the tremor was 5.0 on the Richter scale and the intensity was moderate. According to the regional meteorological department, the time of origin of the earthquake was 6.33 pm and its epicenter was somewhere near Khanakul block in Hooghly district, at a depth of 10 km.Concerned officials of the state Disaster Management department have initiated collecting information about the situation in the districts after the tremor was felt.last_img

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Time for Taiwan – All Aboard for Adventure

Time for Taiwan – All Aboard for Adventure

first_img Monday, January 7, 2019 Train travel is as iconic to Taiwan as its vibrant lantern festival or the sweeping views from Taipei 101. Hop on a train to circumnavigate the entire island – from the north end to the southern tip and everything in between. Whether you’re looking to tour the island’s largest cities or marvel at its natural wonders and stunning beaches, Taiwan’s rail service can transport you there. With a variety of car classes available, you can sit back in complete comfort and enjoy exclusive bento boxes while taking in all the picturesque scenery throughout your journey.Trains have an extensive history in Taiwan, with some dating all the way back to the 1920s. You can learn about the island’s astounding culture of transportation at either the Takao Railway Museum, descending from the very first railway station in Kaohsiung City, or while exploring the interactive displays and 19 themed exhibitions within the Taiwan High Speed Rail Museum in Taoyuan City.Taiwan offers a variety of different railway experiences for passengers depending on their needs. The famed High Speed Rail is all about speed and efficiency, taking you from northern Taiwan to the southern tip in about 90 minutes at an average of CAD$65. Conventional trains are known for convenience as well as scenic routes – navigating effortlessly between major tourist destinations and smaller, regional sites. Railways make various stops along Taiwan’s breathtaking coastline so you can elevate your journey by hopping off and enjoying the allure of sun-drenched white-, golden-, or black- sand beaches.Train stations across Taiwan are known for their helpful, friendly customer service and online ticketing capabilities in both English and Chinese. Signage across stations is in English to simplify navigation for tourists visiting Taiwan from near or far. Trains also offer accessibility for special needs passengers, providing a seamless experience for all to explore the vast beauty of this celebrated island.For more information, visit go2taiwan.net. Share Posted by Travelweek Group last_img read more

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Growing number of Boeing Max 8 planes grounded

Growing number of Boeing Max 8 planes grounded

first_img BEIJING — Aviation authorities in China, Indonesia and Ethiopia ordered airlines in those countries to ground their Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after one of the aircraft crashed in Ethiopia, killing all 157 people on board.The crash of the Ethiopian Airlines jet shortly after it took off from Addis Ababa on Sunday is drawing renewed scrutiny of the plane just four months after a similar crash of the same model of aircraft in Indonesia that killed 189 people.A spokesman for Ethiopian Airlines, Asrat Begashaw, said the carrier had grounded its remaining four 737 Max 8 planes until further notice as an “extra safety precaution.”The airline had been using five new 737 Max 8s and awaiting delivery of 25 more. Asrat said the search for body parts and debris from the crash was continuing.China’s Civil Aviation Administration said that it ordered airlines to ground all 737 Max 8 aircraft as of 6 p.m. Monday, in line with the principle of “zero tolerance for security risks.”It said it would issue further notices after consulting with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing.China Southern Airlines is one of Boeing’s biggest customers for the aircraft.Indonesia also grounded 737 Max 8s for inspections.Director General of Air Transportation Polana B. Pramesti said the grounding was taken to ensure flight safety and ensure the planes are airworthy.There are currently 11 Max 8 planes operated by airlines in Indonesia including 10 by Lion Air and 1 by the national carrier, Garuda.Cayman Airways said it was temporarily grounding the two Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft it operates, as of Monday.More news:  Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaReal time flight radar apps showed dozens of the aircraft still operating around the globe.Chicago-based Boeing said it did not intend to issue any new guidance to its customers. It plans to send a technical team to the crash site to help Ethiopian and U.S. investigators, however, and issued a statement saying it was “deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the passengers and crew” on the Ethiopian Airlines Max airplane.Ethiopia’s state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate reports that the black box has been found from the crashed Ethiopian Airlines plane.An airline official, however, tells The Associated Press that the box is partially damaged and that “we will see what we can retrieve from it.”A senior UN official and a New Brunswick forester were among the 18 Canadians who died Sunday. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees said one of its Canadian-born employees, Jessica Hyba, was among the victims of the deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane.Meanwhile, forestry groups identified Peter DeMarsh of New Brunswick as one of the victims.The 737 is the bestselling airliner in history, and the Max, the newest version of it with more fuel-efficient engines, is a central part of Boeing’s strategy to compete with European rival Airbus.Boeing has delivered about 350 737 Max planes to scores of airlines and has orders for more than 5,000.Shares in the company fell 9.6% Monday in pre-market trading.Air Canada said in an email statement Monday that it has operated Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft since 2017.“These aircraft have performed excellently from a safety, reliability and customer satisfaction perspective,” said spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur. “We continue to monitor the situation, and based on current information and recommendations by government safety regulators, including Transport Canada, and the manufacturer, we continue to operate our normal B737 schedule.”More news:  Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaAir Canada has 24 Boeing 737-8 Max planes in its fleet and WestJet operates 13. WestJet also expressed condolences, and said it would not speculate on the cause of the incident at this time. WestJet said it is “working with Boeing to ensure the continued safe operation of our Max fleet.” Alan Diehl, a former National Transportation Safety Board investigator, said reports of large variations in vertical speed during the Ethiopian jetliner’s ascent were “clearly suggesting a potential controllability problem.”Other possible causes include engine problems, pilot error, weight load, sabotage or bird strikes, he said.Ethiopian has a good reputation and the company’s CEO told reporters no problems were spotted before Sunday’s fight. But investigators also will look into the plane’s maintenance, which may have been an issue in the Lion Air crash.Days after the Indonesian accident, Boeing notified airlines that faulty information from a sensor could cause the plane to automatically point the nose down. The automated system kicks in if sensors indicate that a plane is about to lose lift, or go into an aerodynamic stall. Gaining speed by diving can prevent a stall.The notice reminded pilots of the procedure for handling such a situation, which is to disable the system causing the automatic nose-down movements. << Previous PostNext Post >> By: The Associated Press Growing number of Boeing Max 8 planes grounded Monday, March 11, 2019 With files from The Canadian Press Sharelast_img read more

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