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Proud mother gives Limerick GAA club the gift of life

first_img TAGSAbbey SarsfieldsAnn BolandChristy McInerneyDavid Bolanddefibrillatorhurlinglimerick Ann Boland presenting the defibrillator to Abbey Sarsfields Chairman Christy McInerney.Photo: Shane McGrathCORBALLY residents received a very special Christmas gift this year in memory of a very special person when Ann Boland presented a defibrillator to Abbey Sarsfields GAA Club in memory of her late son, David, who played hurling with the club.Ann holds several events every year to raise funds for the purchase of defibrillators and then donates them across the city to worthy causes.“Donating defibrillators is a great way to remember my son every year, and highlights the importance and need to have defibrillators in local communities, I was delighted this year to donate a defibrillator to our local GAA club, she explained”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The club intends to place the new defibrillator in a central location, making it available to the community.Expressing the club’s thanks for the donation, Abbey Sarsfields chairman Christy McInerney said they plans to run a course in the coming months to certify users, and this will be open to the public.More community news here  Irish Water making a mockery of Limerick householders WhatsApp NewsCommunityProud mother gives Limerick GAA club the gift of lifeBy Editor – January 7, 2018 5938 Email Previous articleLimerick families benefitting from cuts in drug and prescription chargesNext articleVeteran peace activist leads march on Shannon airport Editor RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Printcenter_img Plan to provide funding for residential estates in Limerick Meeting to discuss setting up a Community First Responder Group to take place in Adare Limerick GAA Club Notes Twitter Advertisement Limerick homeowners told ‘pay property tax or else’ Facebook Limerick campaign for Corbally community centrelast_img read more


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Instructor, Architectural Technology

first_imgTeaching faculty at Guilford Technical Community College areresponsible for supporting student success by creating an optimumlearning environment, responding to student needs, managingeffective instructional activities, developing curriculum courses,modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism,developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty andstaff, supporting college administrative requirements, andmaintaining competency in their instructional field. S/he will beresponsible for quality instruction and for effective participationand interest in the total affairs of the college.Under general supervision, this individual will develop, prepareand teach Architectural Technology courses designed for careertechnical programs while caring for and maintaining thelabs/facilities. The faculty member must be able to instruct a widevariety of topics within the curriculum in a laboratory environmentand may be required to teach day, evening and/or weekend hours.Education Required: – Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or arelated field from a regionally accreditedcollege/university.Education Preferred: – Master’s degree in Architecture or arelated field from a regionally accredited college/university -Licensed in ArchitectureExperience Required: -Three years recent documented industryexperience in the architectural field -Documented recent experiencewith AutoCAD/REVIT Teaching and/or industry training experience inarchitectural technology topics in any of the following formats:teaching courses, training sessions, conducting professionaldevelopment workshops, and/or other continuing educationseminarsExperience Preferred: -More than three years recentdocumented industry experience in the architectural field-Post-secondary teaching experience in Architectural Technology-Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes-Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructionaldelivery systemshttp://gtcc.peopleadmin.com/postings/2442last_img read more


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Abramson Award to Spirling, Combes

first_imgThis year’s winners of the Roslyn Abramson Award are Arthur Spirling, the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences in the Department of Government, and Stacey Combes, associate professor of organismic and evolutionary biology. The awards are given annually to assistant or associate professors for excellence in undergraduate teaching.The $10,000 award, established with a gift from Edward Abramson ’57 in honor of his mother, goes each year to members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) “in recognition of his or her excellence and sensitivity in teaching undergraduates.” Recipients are chosen on the basis of their accessibility, their dedication to teaching, and their ability to communicate with and inspire undergraduates.“Arthur Spirling and Stacey Combes are outstanding young scholars who are passionate about their fields and excel at engaging and inspiring their students. Their ability to guide undergraduates helps to ensure that Harvard continues to be an unmatched place of discovery for every student,” said FAS Dean Michael D. Smith, the John H. Finley Jr. Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “On behalf of the College and the entire FAS, I offer them my thanks and congratulations.”Stacey CombesCombes, whose research focuses on biomechanics and behavioral ecology of insects, began teaching at Harvard in 2008. She said receiving the award was “unexpected.”“It is really exciting. I am constantly trying to improve my teaching, and it seems to have paid off,” she said. “And not just receiving this award, but generally the response from my students has been very positive.”Juggling teaching duties with research in the field and the lab can be difficult, but Combes said that is why she and her colleagues have chosen this profession.“It certainly can be a balancing game. But the teaching is so important because it is a meaningful aspect of our job,” Comes said. “One of the great things about Harvard is the classes are so small it makes it much easier to engage with the students. It allows me to interact with them more as a peer and enables me to erase some of the distance that may exist in larger classrooms.”Combes said sharing her research with undergraduates and helping them understand the material, which can be complex, is very gratifying.“I try to make the atmosphere engaging. I, of course, am always excited about the material, which I think is key to getting the students to better understand the material,” she said.Arthur SpirlingSpirling doesn’t see much separation between his teaching and research.“My view is it’s hard to be good at research unless you’re teaching. That’s because teaching keeps you sharp; it forces you to review the basic material and reinforce the fundamental concepts in your mind,” he said. “It’s easy when you’re not teaching to lose sight of those things. Because of that, I don’t know that teaching and research are separate endeavors.”Spirling specializes in political methodology and legislative behavior, and part of his teaching includes quantitative methods, which can cause some trepidation in some undergraduates.“I always have this nervousness that the students won’t enjoy it,” he said. “And sometimes the material may be quite dry, but I find a judicious amount of humor goes a long way. Also, try to do live demonstrations in class when possible and assign homework that is relative to them.”With the $10,000 prize, Spirling said he will launch a new research project and likely hire undergraduates to assist. He said being recognized with the Abramson award was “quite humbling.”“I had two main emotions. One was absolute delight, and the other was complete shock. With my teaching fellows, we put a lot of work into the class, so it is truly wonderful to be recognized for the work,” Spirling said.last_img read more


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Dare Inaugurates Task Force to Roadmap Rehabilitation of Sports-city

first_imgOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaMoves to restore the dignity of the National Stadium in Lagos abandoned for over a decade has began with the inauguration of a Ministerial Task Force to drive the rehabilitations of the edifice.Speaking at the inauguration of the committee in Abuja on Tuesday, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, said the committee has a mandate to help government commence the initial steps to bring back the lost glory of the edifice. “The National Stadium in Lagos holds a lot of fond memories for our sportsmen and sportswomen and indeed millions of Nigerians.“Government shall no longer allow our sporting infrastructure to lie waste. President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to completing abandoned infrastructure and also maintaining the ones that have deteriorated.“The Moshood Abiola, Ahmadu Bello and Obafemi Awolowo stadiums shall be restored and made available to serve our athletes.“Through a robust Public and Private Partnership (PPP) model of concession and the Adopt-a-Sports Centre Initiative, these stadiums are set to enjoy some new lease of life..“The concession process of the Athletes’ Hostel in Abuja and the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos as approved by the federal government is now on a fast track.“Before the process is complete, we need to restore sanity to a place like the National Stadium in Surulere. So, the work of the task force is cut out.“In the past, we had interlopers, now it is going to be fixed to serve our teeming youth. The task force will carry out its assignment according to the law of the land.”The terms of reference of the committee include; carry out audit of approved tenants; Verify details of tenancy agreement; Come up with list of all approved and unapproved physical structures; and approved constructions; List of all squatters and their businesses; Carry out a detailed analysis of all revenue generated at the stadium and take inventory of all shops and businesses within the stadium premises.The committee headed by the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of You and Sports, Gabriel Aduda, is made up of 13 members drawn from the Ministry and the organized private sector and with the full compliments of security agencies.The committee has three weeks to complete its assignment.In January this year, the Minister directed the facilities department to issues forms to all occupants of the stadium to provide important information about their businesses and activities within the facility.This documentation will form the major working document of the task force.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Sunday-Darelast_img read more