Engineers week brings future of engineering to Limerick

first_imgEmail Linkedin WhatsApp Facebook Advertisement Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Engineers Week, the annual campaign to inspire the next generation of engineers and excite students about the possibilities a career in engineering can offer, will kick-off in Limerick next Sunday, February 28, running until Saturday, March 5.The week-long series of activities across the country, now in its 10th year, is held annually to promote engineering as a career and highlight the importance of the profession to Ireland.Engineers Week will involve over 500 events nationwide including school visits, engineering shows, industry open days with 200 engineering organisations in the private and public sector, and will engage over 37,500 participants including primary and post-primary students, parents, teachers and volunteer engineers.People can also organise their own events by availing of resources on the Engineers Week website, including workshop ideas, quizzes, trails and other activity suggestions suitable for primary and post-primary children.This year local organisations including The University of Limerick, Vistakon, Stryker, Limerick County Council and many more will be participating in Engineers Week. In addition to in-company events, classroom workshops and volunteer visits to schools, highlight events in Limerick include:Wednesday, March 2nd @ 09:45, 11:15 and 12:45: Sue McGrath – ‘The Science of Dragons’. Join Scientific Sue on this most historical and creative journey of discovery. Her fire and icy fog breathing dragons are celebrating the hatching of their latest baby, there is just one problem – this little dragon doesn’t have any wings yet. This show is intended for primary school students. Location: The Faculty of Science, University of Limerick.Wednesday, March 2nd @ 09:30, 10:30 and 12:00: Viking Long Ship Challenge – 4th class pupils design, build and sail a Viking Long Ship. The ships are tested in a tank with each ship being timed. Location: Scoil Íde, Corbally, Limerick.Wednesday, March 2nd @ 13:00: Constructing your Career – An Industry Update: Is there really jobs in construction again? Hear from industry leaders including Sisk and L&M Keating about the exciting and varied graduate opportunities in the civil engineering & construction sectors. Location: Moylish Campus, Moylish Park, Limerick.center_img Print Twitter BusinessNewsEngineers week brings future of engineering to LimerickBy Staff Reporter – February 22, 2016 760 Previous articleLimerick and Shannon feature in Top 10 Financial Times fDi magazine rankingsNext articleMen to remain in garda custody over Christy Keane shooting Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Lebanon government stands down over blast fallout

first_imgViolent protests The outgoing government is now due to stay on in a caretaker capacity, and fresh elections could still be months away.Before Diab’s announcement, four ministers had already decided they could no longer serve a government that has shown little willingness to take the blame or to put state resources at the service of the victims.At least nine lawmakers have also announced they would quit in protest, as have two senior members of the Beirut municipality.The blast, which drew comparisons with an  atomic bomb, was so enormous that it altered the shape of not only Beirut’s culture, whose masters are widely seen as bent on self-preservation and buck-passing.But it remained to be seen whether the disaster will also have a lasting impact on Lebanon’s entrenched post-war political culture.Diab on Monday blamed the blast on corruption by  former warlords from the 1975-1990 civil war who have exchanged their military fatigues for suits, or were replaced by relatives.”Their corruption created this tragedy,” said Diab. “Between us and change stands a thick wall protected by their dirty tactics.”During consecutive evenings of protests, the rage sparked by the explosion that disfigured Beirut and scarred so many of its residents had not relented.”The resignation of ministers is not enough. Those who are responsible for the explosion should be held accountable,” Michelle, a demonstrator in her early twenties, said on Sunday night. Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced his government’s resignation Monday under a barrage of pressure over the catastrophic Beirut port explosion six days earlier that has reignited angry street protests.”I announce the resignation of the government,” Diab said at the end of a televised speech in which he tried to portray himself also as a victim of a corrupt political elite.The announcement was met with cars honking in the streets and celebratory fire in the northern city of Tripoli but it was unlikely to meet long-term expectations of Lebanese. Almost a week after the enormous chemical blast that wreaked destruction across swathes of the capital and was felt as far away as Cyprus, residents and volunteers were still clearing the debris off the streets Monday.International rescue teams with sniffer dogs and specialized equipment remained at work at the disaster’s charred “ground zero”, where the search has turned to one for bodies rather than survivors.The Lebanese have been left asking how a massive stockpile of volatile ammonium nitrate, a compound used primarily as a fertilizer, was left unsecured at the port for years.Top officials have promised a swift and thorough investigation — but they have stopped short of agreeing to an independent probe led by foreign experts as demanded by the protesters. ‘Direct’ aid Demonstrators said security forces had been using tear gas against blast victims instead of helping them clean their wrecked homes and find a roof.”We need an international investigation and trial to tell us who killed our friends and all the other victims,” said Michelle.Macron supported the idea when he visited last Thursday, but his calls for reform and transparency appeared to receive less attention among Lebanese officialdom than his offer to raise aid money.An online emergency support conference Macron chaired Sunday, attended virtually by a slew of world leaders including US President Donald Trump, came up with pledges for more than 250 million euros.Macron, who was given a hero’s welcome when he trudged through the rubble of ravaged old Beirut to meet distressed residents, stressed the aid would go “directly” to the population.Many Lebanese are skeptically waiting to see how the aid delivery will navigate a sophisticated and deeply entrenched system of local and sectarian patronage organized by political party barons.The Beirut disaster compounded what has become Lebanon’s annus horribilis, deepening a dire economic crisis which had dragged half of the country into poverty in past months.The obliteration of the port and its huge grain silos in a country hugely reliant on imports has sparked fears of food shortages in coming weeks.Adding to Lebanon’s woes, coronavirus cases are reaching new highs almost every day, putting further strain on hospitals that are treating blast victims and the dozens wounded in the repression of the protests.center_img Even as Diab spoke, security forces in central Beirut clashed for a third night with protesters demanding an end to an entrenched political system widely seen as inept, corrupt and dominated by sectarian interests and family dynasties.France, whose President Emmanuel Macron visited Beirut after the blast, called for the “rapid formation” of a new government.”The aspirations expressed by the Lebanese in terms of reforms and governance must be heard,” French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said, adding that a new government would have to “prove itself” to the people.According to the health ministry, at least 160 people were killed in Lebanon’s worst peacetime disaster, 6,000 injured and about 20 remained missing after the August 4 disaster blamed on official negligence. 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Chargers vs. Steelers results: Score, highlights from Sunday night game in Pittsburgh

first_imgThe Chargers pulled out a crucial victory on the road in Pittsburgh to keep pace with the Chiefs in the AFC West race.Los Angeles (9-3) trailed 23-7 at halftime before scoring 23 unanswered points to take a 30-23 lead in in the fourth quarter. MORE: Watch NFL live and on demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Pittsburgh (7-4-1) tied the game on a 10-yard touchdown from Ben Roethlisberger to Jaylen Samuels with 4:10 left in the game. Philip Rivers then led the Chargers 64 yards down the field to set up a game-winning field goal attempt with three seconds left.The Steelers were called for back-to-back offsides penalties on LA kicker Mike Badgley’s first two attempts. Badgley was able to connect on the third attempt to give the Chargers the 33-30 win.Sporting News provided live updates and highlights from the Chargers’ Sunday night victory in Pittsburgh.(All times Eastern.)Chargers vs. Steelers: Score, live updates, highlightsChargers: 33Steelers: 30Final: Chargers 33, Steelers 3011:32 p.m.: FIELD GOAL CHARGERS. Badgley drills a game-winning, 29-yard field goal despite the Steelers being offsides, again. Chargers win 33-30.11:31 p.m.: Badgley misses the field goal, but Pittsburgh is offsides. The next kick is then blocked, but Pittsburgh’s offsides again.11:27 p.m.: Rivers has marched the Chargers into field-goal range. They’re at the Pittsburgh 23-yard line with 21 seconds to go. 11:26 p.m.: Injury updates for Pittsburgh:#10 Ryan Switzer is questionable to return (possible concussion).#30 James Conner is questionable to return (lower leg).— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) December 3, 201811:22 p.m.: We’re at the 2-minute warning and the Chargers have the ball at their own 49-yard line with three timeouts left. Pittsburgh has two timeouts left.11:16 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN STEELERS. Jaylen Samuels catches a 10-yard pass from Roethlisberger and runs it in to tie the game. Game tied 30-30.11:14 p.m.: James Connor is down with an injury for Pittsburgh.11:09 p.m.: The ruling on the field stands and the Steelers go for it on fourth down and convert. 11:05 p.m.: The Steelers face a fourth-and-inches near midfield with just under six minutes left in the game. Pittsburgh’s challenging the ruling on the field that the runner was down before the line of scrimmage. 10:56 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN CHARGERS. The Steelers punt it back to the Chargers. They then go 79 yards down the field in just seven plays to take the lead on an 18-yard touchdown run by Justin Jackson. That’s 23-unanswered points by LA. Chargers lead 30-23.Justin Jackson (@J_ManPrime21) jukes his way into the end zone and the @Chargers take the lead! #FightForEachOther📺: #LACvsPIT on NBC— NFL (@NFL) December 3, 201810:41 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN CHARGERS. LA’s Desmond King returns the punt 73 yards for the touchdown. Chargers’ 2-point attempt is good. Game tied 23-23.DESMOND KING GOES ALL THE WAY.73-yard punt return TD for @blaqbadger14! #FightForEachOther📺: #LACvsPIT on NBC— NFL (@NFL) December 3, 201810:39 p.m.: Steelers are forced to punt at the start of the fourth quarter.End of third quarter: Steelers 23, Chargers 1510:26 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN CHARGERS. Rivers caps of a 12-play, 78-yard drive with a 10-yard touchdown pass that was tipped and then corralled by Allen. Rivers then completes the 2-point conversion to Antonio Gates to pull within one possession. Steelers lead 23-15.Two defenders collide and @Keenan13Allen is there to grab it!Touchdown, @Chargers! #FightForEachOther📺: #LACvsPIT on NBC— NFL (@NFL) December 3, 201810:13 p.m.: The Chargers force the Steelers to punt on their opening drive of the second half. 10:05 p.m.: Pittsburgh will receive the second-half kickoff.Halftime: Steelers 23, Chargers 79:49 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN STEELERS. Roethlisberger finds Brown for a 28-yard touchdown with 17 seconds left in the half. Brown now has six catches for 117 yards and one touchdown. Steelers lead 23-7. ANTONIO BROWN! 🙌🙌🙌28-yard touchdown catch from Big Ben. #HereWeGo📺: #LACvsPIT on NBC— NFL (@NFL) December 3, 20189:41 p.m.: Steelers get the ball with 1:35 left until the half. They’ll try and put some more points on the board before getting ball to start the second half.9:33 p.m.: FIELD GOAL STEELERS. Pittsburgh’s able to turn the blocked punt into points on a 48-yard field goal by Chris Boswell. Steelers lead 16-7.9:28 p.m.: A punt by the Chargers is blocked by the Steelers and only travels about 20 yards before it’s recovered by Pittsburgh. The @Steelers BLOCK the punt! 🚫 #HereWeGo📺: #LACvsPIT on NBC— NFL (@NFL) December 3, 20189:23 p.m.: After the interception, the Chargers and Steelers trade punts. Just over five minutes to go until the half.9:10 p.m.: INTERCEPTION CHARGERS. Roethlisberger falls under pressure and lobs one up and it’s intercepted by LA’s Derwin James who returns it 36-yard to the LA 44-yard line. LA’s Melvin Ingram is flagged for an illegal block in the back on the return. Chargers take over at their own 21-yard line.The [email protected] intercepts Big Ben inside the 10-yard line! #FightForEachOther📺: #LACvsPIT on NBC— NFL (@NFL) December 3, 20189:03 p.m.: Steelers start the second quarter with the ball at their own 38-yard line.End of first quarter: Steelers 13, Chargers 78:56 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN CHARGERS. It takes just six plays for LA to respond with a 46-yard touchdown from Rivers to Travis Benjamin. It looks like LA got away with a false start on the play as the officials didn’t throw a flag. Steelers lead 13-7.Rivers throws a perfect deep ball to @TravisBenjamin3 for the 46-yard TD! #FightForEachOther📺: #LACvsPIT on NBC— NFL (@NFL) December 3, 20188:48 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN STEELERS. A defensive pass interference penalty on LA’s Michael Davis in the end zone gives the Steelers the ball as the LA 1-yard line. Connor runs in his second touchdown on the night two plays later. PAT is no good. Steelers lead 13-0.In case you missed it the first time…@JamesConner_ finds the end zone again! #HereWeGo📺: #LACvsPIT on NBC— NFL (@NFL) December 3, 20188:38 p.m.: Pittsburgh’s Terrell Edumunds sacks Rivers for a loss of 12 yards on second-and-7. Rivers’ pass to Keenan Allen falls incomplete on third down and LA is forced to punt.8:32 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN STEELERS. On the third offensive play of the game for Pittsburgh, Ben Roethlisberger hits Antonio Brown for a 46-yard gain down to the LA 1-yard line. James Connor then punches it in from one yard out on the next play. Steelers lead 7-0.Big Ben tosses the dime to @AB84 for the 46-yard gain! #HereWeGo📺: #LACvsPIT on NBC— NFL (@NFL) December 3, 2018And @JamesConner_ dives in on the next play for the TD! #HereWeGo📺: #LACvsPIT on NBC— NFL (@NFL) December 3, 20188:28 p.m.: MISSED FIELD GOAL CHARGERS. Rivers drives the Chargers 41 yards down the field to set up a 52-yard field goal by Mike Badgley. He slips just past the outside of the left upright. Game tied 0-0. 8:21 p.m.: Steelers win the toss and they deferred. Chargers will start with the ball at their own 25-yard line after the touchback.Pregame7:23 p.m.: Inactives for tonight’s game:Our #LACvsPIT inactives:RB Melvin GordonCB Jeff RichardsDE Chris LandrumC Cole TonerT Joe BarksdaleG Forrest LampNT Brandon Mebane— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) December 2, 2018INACTIVES:— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) December 2, 2018last_img read more