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first_imgAdvertisement Analog Devices Robotics Competition cancelled Doon CBS pupil recognised in ESB Networks’ national poster competition Semi finals of Dell VEX Robotics takes place in Limerick today Engineer your future in Limerick during Engineers Week Email WhatsApp Previous articleTargeted crackdown on Limerick dumping blackspotsNext articleNew FF bill to combat anti-competitive behaviour says Limerick TD Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Chelsea Troy age 11 and Sarah Quinlivan age 9 of Salesian NS Limerick pictured at the Dell Vex Robotics Semi-FinalsPicture: Brian ArthurThe 4th annual Analog Devices Robotics Competition for Limerick’s primary schools will take place at Mungret College Sports & Social Club on Saturday the 3rd of March from 1pm-4pm.Over 120 primary school children, representing 30 schools will pit their self-designed robotic creations against one another as they bid for the title of the 2018 Analog Devices Primary school Robotics Champions.This is the fourth year that Analog has run this hugely popular competition for primary school children in Limerick. The aim of the competition is to promote STEM amongst primary school students by encouraging and promoting teamwork, robot design, innovation and learning in a fun environment.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The competition will coincide with Engineers Week.More about education here. Twitter Linkedin TAGSAnalogAnalog Devices Robotics CompetitionEngineers weekMungret College Sports & Social ClubPrimary SchoolSTEM NewsEducationAnalog Devices Robotics Competition returns to LimerickBy Staff Reporter – February 23, 2018 1924 13 schools and colleges in Limerick awarded a Kindness Flag Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebooklast_img read more

first_img  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago April 6, 2018 893 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Home Values Job Growth 2018-04-06 Staff Writer Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Fight Against Urban Blight Finds Unexpected Ally Next: How Homebuying Millennials Must Adapt Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Tagged with: Home Values Job Growth As Jobs Grow, Home Listing Prices Follow Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / As Jobs Grow, Home Listing Prices Follow The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Kristina Brewer is a graduate of the University of North Texas (UNT), where she received her Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in rhetoric and writing and a minor in global marketing. During this time, she served as Director of Philanthropy in the national women’s fraternity Zeta Tau Alpha, of which she is an alumna. Her passion for philanthropy continued after university when she was an intern at Keep Denton Beautiful, a local partner of Keep America Beautiful, where she drove membership, organized events, and led social media campaigns. Brewer honed her writing at the North Texas Daily, UNT’s student-run newspaper where she wrote about faculty, mentorship, and student life. Brewer also previously worked at Optimus Business Plans where she helped start-ups create funding proposals, risk assessments, and management plans. You can reach her at [email protected] In a report released by the U.S. Department of Labor, surveys found that total nonfarm payroll employment increased to 103,000 in March, while the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.1 percent, for the sixth consecutive month. “In March, a net of 103,000 additional jobs were created, a slowdown from February, but still enough to make the 90th consecutive month of job growth,” said Danielle Hale, Chief Economist from Realtor.com. “Since October 2010, 17.9 million jobs have been added to the economy. But this weaker than expected job growth may lead to more fluctuations in the stock market as it recovers from this week’s potential trade war news.” Hale goes on to project what this may mean for the housing and mortgage industry.“Home prices continue to steadily increase, driven by demand and the overall strength of the job market. Unemployment remains low at 4.1 percent. As new workers join the workforce, there’s potential for even more demand to be added the housing market which could drive prices even higher. In March, listing prices rose 8 percent year-over-year and are easily on track to surpass last year’s highs.”The number of unemployed persons changed little, at a reported 6.6 million in March, while the number of long-term unemployed, or those jobless for 27 weeks or more, accounted for 20.3 percent of unemployed persons. The labor force participation rate was 62.9 percent in March, with the employment-population ratio holding at 60.4 percent. “The unemployment rate has remained flat for six straight months, and the average workweek held on to the increase in the prior month. Wages picked up during the month, but the year-over-year rise has held within the narrow band seen since late 2017,” said Doug Duncan, Chief Economist at Freddie Mae. “The 15,000 drop in construction employment—the weakest in three years—following the 65,000 gain in February—the strongest in more than a decade—supports the view that the February-March swing in hiring was likely weather-induced noise. Despite hiccups in some economic activity amid increasingly heated rhetoric on trade, our growth outlook and our call of three Fed hikes this year have not changed, though downside risks appear to be intensifying.”In March, construction employment decreased by 15,000, following a large gain in February of 65,000. Nonfarm payroll employment grew in manufacturing (22,000), with the durable goods component accounting for nearly three-fourths of the jobs added, as well as healthcare (22,000), and mining (9,000) with gains reflective in support activities for mining and oil and gas extraction. Employment in professional and business services continued to trend up in March (up 33,000) and has risen by 502,000 over the year. About Author: Kristina Brewerlast_img read more

first_imgWhat impact could the oil spill have on fish and aquatic life in the French Broad?HC: Not sure. It will be very hard to know, because of all the other factors that come into play. How exactly will the oil be collected, treated, or dispersed?HC: Just the booms will try to soak up the remaining oil. How long does oil stay in the water? HC: Depends on how much oil and if the discharge continues. The French Broad Oil Spill two weeks ago has largely disappeared from the media, but its effects on drinking water and aquatic systems have not. Many questions remain unanswered, and little information has been released about the cleanup efforts.On Feb. 4, an oil spill leaked at least 1,000 gallons of petroleum in the French Broad River in Asheville, N.C. The week following the spill, health officials advised the public to stay out of river.The spill came from an above ground fuel storage tank on the property of Mountain Energy Bulk Fuel located near the River Arts District in Asheville, N.C. Brett Laverty, a hydrogeologist for the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Resources, reported that the leak came from an extremely old tank and that the company plans to shut down this location.Mountain Energy contracted Mountain Environmental to clean the spill, according to Laura Leonard, spokeswoman with the North Carolina Division of Waste Management. Overseeing the cleanup was the Department of Environmental Quality. Laverty reported on Feb. 8, that the sheen that was present in the river at the inception of the spill, was no longer visible. He estimated that the majority of the spill had by that time washed downstream toward Tenn. and that officials at the water treatment center in Newport, Tenn. were made aware of the spill on the night it happened. Also on that day, 25 tons of contaminated soil were evacuated and removed. The following is an interview with Hartwell Carson, the French Broad Riverkeeper with MountainTrue. His answers speak to the progress and uncertainty of the spill. Who first reported the spill?HC: Not sure, but it was reported to the [Asheville] fire department. Is it true that oil in rivers sometimes sinks and persists?HC: Yes. It will sometimes sink into the sediment. center_img What is the clean-up plan? HC: [Mountain Environment] has stopped the discharge, plugged the pipe where it was coming out, put out booms to soak up the fuel. How many other sources of oil, coal ash, or other toxic contaminants are in the floodplain of the French Broad River?HC: I am not sure, but I have requested a list from [Department of Environmental Quality] of every facility that has a stormwater permit. I don’t have that yet. Has Mountain Energy issued a statement or apologized for the spill?HC: I have not seen one if they did.last_img read more