Body found at River Shannon

first_imgLinkedin Report by Andrew CareyTHE body of a young female has been found at the River Shannon during the course of a search for missing Limerick teenager Chloe Kinsella.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Search units attached to Limerick Marine Search and Rescue discovered the body this morning and it is to be removed to the University Hospital Limerick for further examination.Gardai confirmed that the body was recovered by divers at Browns Quay, Thomondgate shortly before midday.Information is still being sought regarding the missing teen.Foul play has been ruled out in the discovery.Meantime, the body of a Polish man missing in Limerick since September 6 last has been discovered at his home. Facebook NewsBreaking newsBody found at River ShannonBy admin – October 4, 2013 801 Email Previous articleZoe’s Auditions win the Audience FavouriteNext articleChief Justice highlights need for reform of court system admincenter_img Advertisement Print Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

Comment on Why great recruiters make dud managers by Lisa

first_imgComment on Why great recruiters make dud managers by LisaShared from lisa on 18 Oct 2015 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Great billers have had good support and training as billers…being ambitious, driven on the whole intelligent individuals, give them the same training and they’ll do well as a manager. Problem is lack of support, training and guidance in a management role aswell as remuneration.Read full article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.last_img read more

4-H Tech Changemakers

first_imgWith increased electronic communication leaving many members of older generations behind, a partnership between the Microsoft Corporation and the National 4-H Council has mobilized an energized group of 4-H Technology Changemakers to help provide resources and training to level the playing field.One of the first sites selected to begin implementing the 4-H Tech Changemakers program was Murray County, Georgia, where 4-H youth began working with older individuals living in rural communities on the value and use of technology and digitalization.“An average of 20 to 25 youth became active 4-H Tech Changemakers,” said Stephanie Skojac, a 4-H agent with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in Murray County. “An average of 15 older adults would attend monthly meetings at the senior center, where the youth would act as the teachers in order to bridge the digital divide in our community.”As modern technology becomes a more integral part of everyday life, many older members of the community find it challenging to acquire new digital skills on their own.4-H Tech Changemakers is designed to bridge the digital divide between generations with a strategy geared toward combining the accessibility and affordability of broadband internet with the willingness of community members to adopt and use new technologyWith an increased number of people confined to their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for electronic equity is greater than ever.“Although this project began long before the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen the impacts of the digital divide now more than ever,” said Kasey Bozeman, UGA Extension 4-H specialist for science and environmental education. “A strong body of research indicates that people are less likely to purchase internet services if they do not have strong digital literacy skills. Not only can 4-H youth teach these skills to their peers and adults, but they can also advocate for this critical need that benefits their entire community.”The Murray County program began serving members at the local senior center, a hub for citizens over the age of 50 to gather and gain access to a variety of services. Seeing a greater need for digital literacy and resources within their community, youth from fourth through 12th grades had the opportunity to instruct the seniors while gaining their own benefits from the collaboration.“I found it surprising that the Murray County 4-H Tech Changemakers program not only helped older adults with their digital literacy skills but helped the youth develop leadership skills through teaching,” said Skojac. “Most importantly, it created lasting relationships between these older adults and the youth. They looked forward to seeing one another every month and that made this program very rewarding.”For youth chosen to lead this project, the change in perspective has helped them grow and appreciate the progress in their community.“Seniors are sometimes made to feel dumb when they don’t understand technology,” said Boaz Whealy, a 4-H Tech Changemaker attending Murray County High. “It’s really exciting when they begin to understand and start to love using technology.”For more information on the 4-H Technology Changemakers program, visit and read more

Five more companies that charged Vermonters’ phone bills settle with AG

first_imgFive companies that charged local consumers and businesses on their telephone bills for services to which many of the affected Vermonters say they did not consent have entered into settlements with the Vermont Attorney General’s Office, bringing to 13 the number of such settlements since mid-March of 2011. Together, the five firms billed over 3,600 Vermont consumers and businesses over $280,000, all of which must be refunded, if that has not already been done. In addition, each will pay the State of Vermont $10,000 in penalties and costs.Attorney General William H. Sorrell said that the settlements are part of his Office’s continuing crackdown on ‘cramming,’ or the placing of unauthorized inadequately-noticed charges on local telephone bills. ‘Most Vermonters have no idea that they can be billed for non-telephone services by their local phone carriers; we won’t allow other companies to take advantage of that,’ he added.In all five cases, the charging company failed to comply fully with a Vermont statute requiring that notice be mailed to consumers and businesses before charges appear on their local telephone bills. That law has now been strengthened to ban most such charges outright, the first such law in the country.In addition, one of the companies used what the Attorney General’s Office considered to be a deceptive telemarketing script, which stated that the purpose of the call was not to sell a service (which it was), but to update the prospective customer’s online listing.The settling companies, LLC, based in Lake Mary, Florida, which charged over $43,000 to 749 Vermont consumers for a webhosting and email service between 2007 and 2010.More Yellow Pages, Inc., based in Sunrise, Florida, which charged almost $57,000 to over 500 Vermont businesses for online business listings between 2008 and 2009.Personal Voice, Inc., based in Clearwater, Florida, which charged over $49,900 to 578 Vermont consumers for a voicemail service between 2004 and 2008.Voice Mail Services, Ltd., based in Las Vegas, Nevada, which charged over $89,000 to 1,144 Vermont businesses for a voicemail service between 2006 and 2010.Voicenet Telephone, LLC, based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, which charged over $57,000 to 648 Vermont consumers for a long distance calling plan between 2005 and 2010.To date, the Attorney General’s initiative has resulted in 13 settlements providing for more than $890,000 in refunds to over 9,400 Vermont consumers and businesses.Attorney General’s Office October 20, 2011last_img read more

GSA girls top Orono to win regional tennis title

first_imgHAMPDEN — Peeking in and out from behind the glass at the tennis courts at Hampden’s Armstrong Tennis Center, Tim Farrar couldn’t stop pacing back and forth.About an hour and a half into Class C North championship match against Orono, Farrar, the GSA girls’ tennis coach, was watching Tatiana Heggestad, battle with Orono’s Elise Kenney. With a doubles win in hand, a Heggestad victory would put the Eagles on the brink of a regional title.The match seemed endless. Whenever either player looked to be pulling away, the other fought right back. The two split the first two sets and then played to a 6-6 tie in the third. With a tiebreaker looming, both head coaches came out to speak to their players and watch the remainder of the match courtside.“You can do this,” Farrar told Heggestad as the two returned to the court. “This is where you always make it happen.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn yet another hard-fought contest, Heggestad proved her coach right. Moments after Heggestad took a 7-6 lead, Kinney hit a shot out of bounds to give the GSA senior the win. Farrar let out a sigh of relief, gave his No. 3 singles player a hug and looked to the far court. With Lindsay Nevin en route to a decisive victory in the No. 1 singles match, the Eagles were going to win.Heggestad’s 8-6 tiebreaker victory highlighted GSA’s 4-1 Northern Maine championship victory over Orono on Monday. The win was the Eagles’ first regional championship since 2012 and marked the third match in a row that the Eagles had knocked off a higher seed.“I actually thought I’d lost like twice,” Heggestad said. “I’m always nervous when it comes to tennis, and I like to play like I’m losing. … I kind of forgot what the score was because I was so focused on every point.”Fortunately for Heggestad, she was wrong. Moments after her thrilling victory, her team also proved victorious when Nevin finished off Orono’s Olivia McCormack 6-3, 6-1 to give GSA (13-3) an insurmountable 3-1 lead.“Even though I was focused on my own game, I would notice between points that [Lindsay] was making some really nice shots and that she was ahead,” Heggestad said. “That kind of made me focus even harder because I knew my team was counting on me to win.”Earlier in the day, Chloe Politte and Yvonne Rogers had claimed a doubles win in straight sets for GSA. The Eagles got their final win in the match’s longest game when Julianna Allen bounced back from a 6-0 loss in the first set with 6-3 and 6-2 wins in the second and third.George Stevens Academy tennis player Julianna Allen returns a serve during a high school singles match against Orono’s Lindsay Wells on June 6 in Hampden. Allen’s three-set victory completed GSA’s 4-1 win in the Class C North title match. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLThe loss was the first of the season for Orono (14-1). The Red Riots beat GSA 3-1 and 3-2 earlier in the season, but when it mattered most, the Eagles found a way to advance to the Class C championship. GSA will face the winner of Southern Maine No. 4 seed Waynflete (12-2) and No. 6 seed St. Dominic (10-4) at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at Colby College.Before the GSA players stepped up to receive their individual awards and the Northern Maine championship trophy, Farrar gave accolades to each of his players. He began with his youngest players and listed them one by one until it was time for the seniors.As he listed the last of those seniors, though, there was one caveat: Heggestad’s name had been omitted from the list. Yet Farrar soon realized his mistake and gave the senior the recognition she deserved.“Last but not least, it’s the player who’s given me a heart attack all year long — Tatiana Heggestad,” Farrar joked to media members, spectators and his players during the awards ceremony.Heggestad laughed; from her expression, it was clear she knew it to be true. Perhaps — in the heat of the moment — Farrar had blanked on his last team member, but even if Heggestad’s name had been forgotten for a mere moment, her win was the most memorable of all.GSA boys win 8th straight regional titleThe GSA boys’ team (15-0) defeated sixth-seeded Washington Academy (9-7) 4-1 later in the day to win the regional championship for the eighth season in a row.The Eagles will face the winner of South No. 1 Boothbay (11-1) and No. 2 Waynflete (13-1) for the state championship Saturday at Colby College. The Southern or Western Maine champion has won every year since 2005. 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