Email Advertisement Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Life of a Child at School in the 1916 period – model classroom exhibition, which is currently on display in Mary Immaculate College.Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Life of a Child at School in the 1916 period – model classroom exhibition, which is currently on display in Mary Immaculate College.Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22AN HISTORIC public performance of Amhrán na bhFiann signed by children from the Mid-west School for the Deaf opened the ‘Changing Faces of Ireland’ photography exhibition at Limerick’s Mary Immaculate College last week.On display as part of the college’s programme of events to commemorate 1916, the exhibition portrays the vibrancy of school life throughout the decades with photos from two of Limerick’s oldest schools, Villiers School and Presentation Primary School. Along with photographs from more recently established schools, Limerick Educate Together East and Limerick School Project, it provides an insightfulsnapshot in time from the 1930’s all the way to 2016.“School photographs are a wonderful way to reflect on the changes which occur in society overall,” said coordinator Brighid Golden.“The faces of children along with the activities, clothing and surroundings in each of the photographs in this exhibition tell the story of how Limerick has evolved over time and gives an insight into Limerick of today.”Opening the exhibition Prof Michael Healy, associate vice president of research at Mary Immaculate College thanked the participating schools for their commitment and enthusiasm to the project.“We believe that the snapshots provided in the photographs speak to the vibrant history of schools in Limerick,” he said.Also available to view at Mary Immaculate College is the “Life of a Child at School in the 1916 Period” exhibition which includes a life size model of 1916-style classroom currently on public display in the main foyer. Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGS1916limerickMary Immaculate College Previous articleLimerick sisters run for ZondraNext article#Limerick drivers warned of treacherous driving conditions after crashes Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsLocal NewsA snapshot of school life in Limerick through the decadesBy Alan Jacques – March 4, 2016 733 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsApp Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension recently welcomed eight water educators to the organization. Formerly part of the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission, the positions were transferred to UGA Extension by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.“The governor’s plan was to streamline program services so the Environmental Protection Division handles regulatory issues and the Soil and Water Conservation Commission handles sediment and soil erosion and (watershed) dams,” said Associate Dean for Extension Laura Perry Johnson. “We now have more resources in Extension to address water issues, there will be fewer duplications of efforts, and services will be enhanced at the local level. The more I learn about the experience these gentlemen have, the more excited I am about the skills and talents they bring to us.”These new Georgia water educators and their bases of operation include:David Hall, Bleckley County Extension officeAndy Dyar, J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research and Education Center, WatkinsvilleJohn Loughridge, Gordon County Extension officeDustin Rushing, Southeast District Extension office, StatesboroTony Black and Luke Crosson, Hooks-Hanner Environmental Resource Center, Terrell CountyTwo additional positions have been advertised for educators who will be based on the UGA Griffin and UGA Tifton campuses. The UGA-Griffin educator will focus on urban water use, and the UGA-Tifton educator will focus on traditional row crop agriculture water use. The UGA-Tifton educator will also support the UGA Water Resource Team, a group of researchers, Extension specialists, social scientists, economists and program development specialists focused on improving water management in Georgia.On the job in Watkinsville, Georgia, Dyar is making the shift back to working with farmers instead of focusing on dams and flood control. Dyar has worked for the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission since 2006.“It’s good to be back working with farmers on projects,” said Dyar, who, along with the rest of the educators, brings a wealth of water resource knowledge and leadership skills to UGA Extension. At the commission, he was first a grant administrator, then a technician in the watershed dam program, a resource specialist in the regional office in Athens, Georgia, and, of late, was the regional representative in the commission’s Milledgeville, Georgia, office.The UGA Extension water educators will continue to support farmers, green industry representatives and homeowners by performing water audits, duties they bring with them from the commission.“In south Georgia, especially, we provided a mobile irrigation lab and we will continue to do so. We will go to farms that have center pivot irrigation and test to make sure those are performing correctly and uniformly,” Dyar said. “We will also continue to work with those who have a contract with USDA for cost-share funding. As part of the requirement, an irrigation audit must be prepared and, as Extension water educators, we will prepare those.”There is no fee for irrigation audits.In north Georgia, the Extension water educators will focus on other educational opportunities, like assisting farmers with the implementation of natural resource conservation best management practices, teaching Georgians how to maintain drip irrigation, and sharing information about homeowner irrigation systems.The new UGA Extension educators are currently reviewing water education needs across the state and developing programs to deliver.“I have some upcoming meetings where I will talk with garden clubs about ways to conserve water. We will be working on everything from homeowner conservation to on-farm conservation,” Dyar said. “After all, water affects everyone and everybody has the opportunity to save water. It’s just a matter of delivering education to get the message across.”For more information on UGA Extension programs, go to extension.uga.edu.
Within the next two months, the NCUA intends to remove the requirement that all federally insured, state chartered credit unions with more than $250 million in assets be examined each calendar year, new NCUA Chairman Rick Metsger said Thursday.In a speech prepared for the Idaho Credit Union League, Metsger also said he is forming a working group to review the overall examination process – including the frequency of exams.“We need to see how we meet our statutory responsibility to examine credit unions for safety and soundness with as small a footprint as possible,” Metsger said. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr