Limerick students to represent Ireland in summit for change-makers

first_imgJames Lawlor, Narrative 4 | WeAreLimerick Episode 34 Previous articleLimerick Smarter Travel BeSPOKE festival rolls outNext articleLimerick Garda seeking public’s assistance in renewed appeal for missing Limerick man Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Advertisement NewsCommunityLimerick students to represent Ireland in summit for change-makersBy Cian Reinhardt – June 8, 2018 1638 Kevin O Reilly (Vice Principal Gaelchol‡iste Luimnigh) Darragh de Klein Gaelchol‡iste Luimnigh, Amee O’Connor Berkery and James Lawlor Narrative 4 IrelandFOUR young people from Limerick have been chosen to travel to New Orleans to represent Ireland in an international summit for change-makers. The Narrative 4 Global Summit will bring together young people involved in the organisation from around the world, including South Africa, Palestine, Israel, Mexico and the United States over 5 days from June 20 to the 25.Amee O’Connor Berkery, Alex McCarthy, and Gustaw Marciszewski finished secondary school in SMI Newcastle West last year, where they took part in Narrative 4 programmes. Amee and Gustaw are currently students of the University of Limerick. The youngest, Darragh de Klein, is currently a student of Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh, and was instrumental in setting up a project that connects 1st year and 6th year in his school.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Our staff and students have been involved in Narrative 4 for two years, allowing us to focus on the personal and social development of our young people at a critical time in their lives,”Donncha Ó Treasaigh, Principal, Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh said.“Darragh is representative of a  generation of young people who are taking initiative to make the change they want to see in society, and we are so proud of him,” he added.The four young people are Student Ambassadors for Narrative 4 Ireland, a Limerick-based organisation that was founded in New York by Irish author Colum McCann. Currently with a reach of 18 schools, and a busy programme of workshops and events in its city centre story-telling hub, Narrative 4 Ireland has seen a huge engagement with its programmes. Narrative 4 harnesses the power of story to build empathy in society, with the belief that the leaders of tomorrow will be created by instilling empathy and emotional resilience at a young age.Narrative 4 Regional Director, James Lawlor daid, “The four young people are exceptional representatives of Limerick and their communities. Each of them demonstrates leadership abilities beyond their years.“Our work at Narrative 4 is centred around nourishing their change-making skills and this summit will offer them an opportunity to meet like-minded young people from around the world.”Narrative 4 Ireland is supported by J.P McManus Benevolent Fund, Limerick City and County Council, Regeneron and other supporters. The Global Organisation, based in New York City runs programmes with schools and organisations across the United States and in other countries. The organisation has recently worked with there Obama Foundation teaching empathy to youth across the US.   To find out more about Narrative 4, check out www.narrative4.com, and to connect with the Narrative 4 Ireland projects check out the Narrative 4 Ireland page on Facebook or call into their offices at 58 O’Connell Street.Read more community news stories here. Facebook Twitter TAGSglobalInternationalNarrative 4Narrative 4 LimerickstudentsSummit Print Emailcenter_img Linkedin Narrative 4 to celebrate the power of community with special livestream event Limerick-based charity Narrative 4 has announced an all-star line-up for its annual Christmas party fundraiser RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Limerick Post Show, August 2, 2019 WhatsApp Online registration for Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades opens Limerick Post Show | Ruairí McKiernan of Narrative 4 last_img read more

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Tritium identified in water sample from Connecticut River near Vermont Yankee

first_imgNorthstar Vermont Yankee,The Vermont Department of Health Laboratory analysis of a water sample from the Connecticut River has again detected tritium. This sample was taken from the river on November 3 and had a tritium concentration of 1,120 picocuries per liter (pCi/L). No other radionuclides were detected. The VDH announced the finding today.The Connecticut River samples were pumped from a hose below the surface of the water next to the shoreline where the plume of tritium-contaminated groundwater is moving into the river. River water samples obtained on July 18, July 25, and August 8, 2011 from the same location were also positive for tritium. Tritium concentrations in those samples were 534 pCi/L, 611 pCi/L, and 565 pCi/L respectively. To date, no other radionuclides that could have originated from Vermont Yankee have been detected in river water.The Health Department immediately sent the water sample to its contract laboratory to be analyzed for hard-to-detect radioactive materials including strontium-90. Confirmatory gamma spectroscopy and analysis for tritium will also be done.The Health Department contacted Vermont Yankee to find out if their split of the river water sample had been analyzed. Vermont Yankee informed the Health Department on Tuesday, December 20 that its sample was also positive for tritium at a concentration of 1,230 pCi/L.There is no risk to public health. These low concentrations of tritium at the river’s edge are immediately diluted by the greater volume of river water to the point that they cannot be measured.To date, no tritium has been found at the six other locations in the river that are routinely sampled. No radioactive materials that could have originated from Vermont Yankee have been found in active drinking water wells on or off the plant property. One exception is the COB well, a drinking water well located at Vermont Yankee that had not been used since February 2010, which tested positive for tritium in October 2010. The Departments of Health and Public Safety and the Agency of Natural Resources have requested that the COB well be routinely tested. Vermont Yankee has not agreed to do this.This Connecticut River water sample is one of many samples obtained by the Health Department in its ongoing surveillance of the environment for impacts of the radioactive system leaks identified in early 2010. The sample is also part of a broader environmental surveillance program that uses hundreds of air, water, vegetation, milk, soil, river sediment and other samples to determine if Vermont Yankee releases contribute to increases in the public’s exposure to radiation.The sample results confirm the Conceptual Site Model that indicates small amounts of tritium would eventually reach the river. Bi-weekly sampling of the river will continue in accordance with the Vermont Yankee sampling plan. Follow-up samples taken on November 7 and 10 showed no signs of tritium. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the departments of health in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts have been notified of the information by Vermont Yankee.  Source: Vermont Dept of Health. Entergy Vermont Yankee 12.21.2011last_img read more

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HMM Targets USD 10 Bn in Annual Revenue by 2022

first_imgSouth Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine has set a target of building up its capacity to 1 million TEUs and posting USD 10 billion in annual revenue by 2022.Presenting the company’s Blueprint for 2022 in Seoul on October 26, HMM’s CEO C.K. Yoo said that the company also plans to finalize the acquisition of stakes in Hyundai Pusan New Port (HPNT) by the end of this year. HMM sold the terminal as part of its restructuring in 2016.“HMM will do its utmost to improve productivity by connecting Block Chain and IoT technology to our services in order to increase customer satisfaction. We need to transform HMM to an IT friendly company to fulfill our vision of smart shipping,” Yoo added.In late September, HMM ordered twelve 23,000 TEU and eight 15,000 TEU eco-friendly mega vessels in preparation for the IMO’s sulfur regulations starting from 2022.The newly ordered mega vessels are expected to deliver from 2020 in sequential order.Earlier this month, the South Korean shipping major cashed in USD 883.8 million from the issuance of bonds.last_img read more

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