Edward McNamara angling to save Shannon salmon from extinction

first_imgBirdwatch Ireland Limerick and conservation of species Edward McNamara clearing the the river outside of ‘Sleepy Hollow’ along the Shannon riverbank.Photo: Cian ReinhardtEdward McNamara has been angling on the Shannon River for the past 60 years and still uses the hut from where he started his lifetime passion on the riverbank at Plassey.He has seen the river transform over the last half century and believes it has reached a critical point for the sustainability of salmon fishing in the area.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We used to breed salmon in Plassey, but now it is unsustainable. They dammed off Plassey when they built the Ardnacrusha Power Station and the Parteen Weir. Now we have to use Birdhill, where they are breeding salmon and letting them off into the waters.“But when all the overflowing water comes down from the Parteen Weir and Ardnacrusha all the fish are washed away as it flows through Plassey,” he told the Limerick Post.“The Shannon is supposed to be the best river for salmon in Ireland but the ESB and Inland Fisheries Ireland are not treating it well. I want the fisheries managers to come out of their offices and look after the Shannon, the way they should.” Garda investigation launched into death of woman outside Limerick Print Advertisement The ESB are responsible for this section of the Shannon and have acknowledged the difficulty in sustaining salmon levels in the region.A spokesperson said: “Salmon spawning activity may be naturally compromised, also the flooding event of the past season represents a natural event, which is irrespective of the presence of ESB installations.”A spokesperson for Inland Fisheries Ireland said that they had an enforcement and conservation role in this area, ensuring that Wild Salmon stocks and other fish species are protected.“Inland Fisheries Ireland is ensuring the protection of the vulnerable wild salmon stock through conservation measures such as restricting salmon angling where they are below conservation limits, providing advice to anglers on methods of angling, providing an environmental remit on any planning developments on or near the river, water quality inspections and carrying out surveys to estimate the numbers of fish available in the catchments,” the spokesperson explained.However Mr McNamara said they still aren’t doing enough to save the Shannon salmon stocks. He also maintains that money collected from allowing foreign companies to use the river, competitions and license fees needs to be put back into river.“If this river is going to be kept the way it used to be, they need to come out of their offices, take off their coats and look after the river,” Mr McNamara said. Edward McNamara clearing the the river outside of ‘Sleepy Hollow’ along the Shannon riverbank. Photo: Cian Reinhardt Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleLimerick athlete James Quinlan rows on to double goldNext articleTen years of Bad Reputation Ireland Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Emailcenter_img NewsEdward McNamara angling to save Shannon salmon from extinctionBy Staff Reporter – August 3, 2017 1849 Headrace: A cautionary tale from Theme Tune Boy Twitter Fisheries Officers wanted to protect and develop fisheries resource in Limerick Young Limerick anglers learn how to cast at free fishing event Linkedin TAGSanglingArdnacrushaconservationfishingPlasseysalmonShannon RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Blocked river access is threatening Limerick’s fishing heritagelast_img read more

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Aiming to work in employment law

first_imgI was an area manager for a large UK restaurant business for four years,until I decided six months ago to move into HR. I was given the opportunity to doso by working on several small projects with the prospect of an HR positionwhen one became available. Now, due to a downturn in business, I have been maderedundant. I’m going to take a year out to get my CIPD qualification and, ifpossible, specialise in employment law. How can I build on my experience to getthis qualification, and what are my employment prospects likely to be once I’vecompleted it? Claire Coldwell, consultant, Chiumento If you are keen on a career in HR then taking a year out is a greatopportunity to gain your CIPD qualification. This will make you more marketableto a future HR department and also provide opportunities to network with otherHR practitioners. If you want to specialise in employment law, you will need to work in ageneralist HR role first, as most employers like to see a track record with abreadth of HR experience. In order to build on your experience, you might consider part-time workrelated to employment law or attending relevant courses on the latest employmentlegislation. You may also wish to consider voluntary work, such as with the CitizensAdvice Bureau or trade unions, where you can gain useful experience of advisingpeople of issues relating to work and employment. Once you have completed your CIPD studies, your prospects will be enhancedand the combination of an HR qualification with your management skills andexperience will mean that you are well placed to take a field HR role, forexample. An HR practitioner who has direct experience at the front line isvalued as they understand what life is like in the real world, so don’t playdown your area management experience – this is your USP. Ultimately, your employment prospects will depend on the professionalism andthoroughness you bring to your job search, so maximise your opportunities forbuilding strong networks while you are studying. Jo Selby, associate director, EJ Human Resources Given the state of the market at the moment, if you have decided that youwant to complete your CIPD, now is a good time to take a year out to completethe qualification. There are many places that offer the course, but you need todecide whether or not you wish to do the Masters. There are differing views asto whether it is beneficial to be working while studying so you can put intopractice what you are learning – you may wish to consider taking a part-time HRrole while you are at college. Once you have completed your course in 12 months’ time, hopefully the marketwill be more buoyant and as such there will be more opportunities available.But with the qualification under your belt, you will certainly be moreattractive to employers. Margaret Malpas, joint managing director, Malpas Flexible Learning There are full-time CIPD programmes and you could look for one that doesemployment law as one of the electives. You may find you’re quite a maturestudent on a full-time course. If this is not for you, you could look atflexible learning. Your experience will be valuable in any CIPD programme, butunfortunately you do not have sufficient length of exposure to do thequalification solely using experience (known as PAC). You need five years’managerial HR experience for this. You will then be very marketable. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Aiming to work in employment lawOn 18 Dec 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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Cheyenne Jackson to Bring Music of the Mad Men Era to L.A.

first_imgWhen you’re throwing a party, you’ve gotta invite Cheyenne Jackson! The Broadway star, along with Emmy winner Jane Lynch and Rebecca Romijn, will bring his Music of the Mad Men Era concert to L.A.’s Walt Disney Concert Hall on April 26. Jackson and his special guests will sing lounge music from the ‘50s and ‘60s accompanied by members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The concert hall is celebrating its 10th anniversary season. Jackson has also performed his popular Music of the Mad Men Era concert at New York City’s Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln and Kennedy Centers in Washington, D.C. The concert is described as centering on “a time when bossa nova was new, the lounges of New York City were hip, and catchy dance music spun on every hi-fi.” Jackson, who jumped from Broadway’s Xanadu and Finian’s Rainbow to TV’s 30 Rock and Glee, will perform hits of the era such as “Feeling Good,” “Luck Be a Lady” and “Sway.” Jackson most recently appeared on Broadway as a porn star in The Performers, with other credits including Aida, Thoroughly Modern Millie and All Shook Up. His upcoming film credits include Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks and Opening Night. On stage, he’ll appear with Laura Benanti in the Encores! revival of The Most Happy Fella in April. Cheyenne Jackson Laura Benanticenter_img Star Files View Comments Jane Lynchlast_img read more

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No. 19 Syracuse stuns No. 2 Duke 2-1 in overtime

first_img Published on September 27, 2019 at 7:33 pm Contact Adam: [email protected] | @_adamhillman Facebook Twitter Google+ Charlotte de Vries couldn’t contain her excitement. After scoring a game-winning breakaway goal to defeat No. 2 Duke, she screamed as her teammates mobbed her. The Orange, after failing to topple No. 5 Virginia last week, defeated the second-best team in the nation on the road on Friday night.Following last Friday’s 2-0 loss when Syracuse outshot the Cavaliers, freshman Olivia Graham was positive. Graham, obviously disappointed by the defeat, knew that by outplaying UVA for three quarters, SU showed that it could compete with the nation’s best. “It’s a loss for us but we can also see that we have a lot of potential,” Graham said. The Orange showed that once again on Friday. No. 19 Syracuse (7-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) defeated Duke (7-1, 0-1) 2-1 in Durham, North Carolina. In the first half, SU was dominated, outshot 13-1 and allowed Duke’s only goal to Haley Schleicher. But the Orange adjusted and improved in the second, tallying seven shots to Duke’s nine.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith under seven minutes remaining, Claire Cooke scored the Orange’s first goal. After Duke fouled SU in the circle, she deflected in junior Carolin Hoffmann’s shot from a penalty corner.The Orange didn’t relent in the first overtime, only being outshot by one. And then in the second overtime period, when both teams were gasping for air, the ball fell to de Vries right outside the shooting circle. With a clear one-on-one, she evaded Duke goalkeeper Sammi Steele and fired a shot into the back of the net.SU missed the NCAA tournament last year for the first time since 2007. With its win today, Syracuse tallied the win it needed to be in postseason contention this time around. Commentslast_img read more

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