Re batten down the hatches for day-late storm

first_imgWhatsApp Email Facebook Linkedin NewsBreaking newsRe batten down the hatches for day-late stormBy admin – December 23, 2013 532 Twittercenter_img Advertisement Andrew CareyHAVOC was caused last night after the promised storm and extreme weather front failed to deliver the deluge and high winds as promised, but it did make a lot of rain today.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, in an effort to right the wrongs of inaccurate forecasting, another severe weather warming has been posted for tonight where it is predicted that what was promised last night, will in fact turn up tonight and through to Christmas Eve.The entire west coast counties, including Limerick, has been ordered to re batten down the hatches and tie up the ponies as the storm front from Canada is due to land over the next few hours.Winds of up to 120km/h are due to rip up the coast while another downpour is expected.Motorists are advised to avoid unnecessary journeys and anyone with planned travel itineraries should check with operators as ferries have been cancelled or delayed.Met Eireann issued a yellow wind alert and while not thought to be as strong as first predicted it is set to be increased.Temperatures will drop and while snow is not expected, some sleet and sideways rain will hit the country.Black ice and localised flooding will be present in parts.As the unpredictable weather has varied from hour to hour, a recent survey has shown that 80 per cent of all weather forecasts are wrong. Print Previous articleHungarian grandmother admits running Limerick brothelNext articleRevenue seize roll-your-own tobacco at Shannon adminlast_img read more

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Hardnett leads Kansas City past Utah Valley 68-63

first_imgJanuary 4, 2020 /Sports News – Local Hardnett leads Kansas City past Utah Valley 68-63 Tags: UMKC Kangaroos/UVU Wolverines Basketball/WAC Written by Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJahshire Hardnett had 17 points off the bench to lead Kansas City to a 68-63 win over Utah Valley.Brandon Averette led the Wolverines on Saturday night with 16 points.last_img

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Korean Humanities

first_imgThe program in East Asian Studies at Johns Hopkins University ispleased to announce a two-year teaching Post Doctoral Fellowship inKorean Humanities to begin July 1, 2021. Applicants in thefollowing disciplines will be considered: anthropology,archaeology, art history, film, history, literature (classical ormodern), museum studies, philosophy, and religion. Thepost-doctoral fellow will be expected to teach two courses persemester and present his or her research at least once as part ofthe East Asian Studies speaker series.We seek a recent PhD who would benefit from collaboration with (andmentorship from) our current faculty and who would, by means ofteaching and research, contribute to the vitality and intellectualdiversity of our program.Applicants should specialize in the Korean humanities and shouldhave received a PhD within the past five years in one of thefollowing disciplines: anthropology, archaeology, art history,film, history, literature (classical or modern), museum studies,philosophy, and religion.Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi,writing sample, and three confidential letters of recommendation byway of Interfolio. In the cover letter, please describe the fourclasses you propose to teach, as well as the ways in which yourteaching and research interests will contribute to the East AsianStudies program at Johns Hopkins.Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2021 and continueuntil the position is filled. Johns Hopkins is committed to activerecruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The Universityis an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women,minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilitiesand encourages applications from these and other protected groupmembers. Consistent with the University’s goals of achievingexcellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensivequalifications of each applicant.The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity forits faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university doesnot discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status,pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age,disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, veteran status or other legally protectedcharacteristic. The university is committed to providing qualifiedindividuals access to all academic and employment programs,benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability,performance and merit without regard to personal factors that areirrelevant to the program involved.The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfmlast_img read more

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AP4 hires alternatives expert ahead of new investment freedoms

first_imgSource: Stephen CodringtonSeparately, AP4 has finalised the sale of more than 20 coal stocks from its global equities portfolio.The fund said the divestment had reduced its carbon footprint to around 57% that of a broad global equities index.The coal firms excised from the portfolio are those whose thermal coal activities make up 20% or more of turnover, the fund said.AP4 last year began allocating more money to low-carbon equity strategies in an effort to reduce the fund’s climate risk. “This is experience that we are looking for going forward, now that we are getting an increased and broader investment mandate.” AP4’s CEO Niklas Ekvall with new head of alternatives Jenny RuudAskfelt Ruud will replace Tobias Fransson, who has been working in a more generalist role within the fund for the last year, focusing on strategy, sustainability and communication.Fransson said the recruitment process for his successor had taken some time due to the uncertainties about the new investment guidelines.The other three main buffer funds – AP1, AP2 and AP3 – all have alternative investment units and heads of unit in place.AP1’s Martin Källström, however, is set to leave the pension fund to join Swedish hedge fund Lynx, according to a report from news service HedgeNordic.AP2’s head of alternatives is Anders Strömblad, while Bengt Hellström heads up AP3’s alternatives operation, with both men having been at their respective pension funds for many years.Changes afootCurrently, the AP funds can only make unlisted investments through externally managed funds.Subject to parliamentary approval, the funds will be granted permission to make additional allocations to illiquid asset classes from 1 January 2019. From 1 July 2019, the funds will be allowed to invest in unlisted instruments directly, including private equity and real estate.The bill on the new investment guidelines was presented to Sweden’s parliament yesterday, but legislators voted to delay the debate until October.AP4 dumps coal stockscenter_img Sweden’s AP4 has hired a new head of alternative investments in preparation for its revised investment guidelines coming into force next year.Jenny Askfelt Ruud has been appointed by the SEK357bn (€34.4bn) fund with effect from September.AP4, one of the four large buffer funds backing Sweden’s state pension system, said Askfelt Ruud would gradually strengthen the fund’s alternatives team in order to take advantage of the revised guidelines.Niklas Ekvall, AP4’s chief executive and a vocal proponent of increasing direct investments, said: “Jenny has a long background in unlisted direct investments, long-term ownership and sustainability from… Ratos, McKinsey and Morgan Stanley.last_img read more

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County finalists decided

first_imgSars regrouped and stormed back to lead 1-14 to 1-7 at half time.Kilruane took the game to Sars in the second half with Seamus Hennessy to the fore but despite losing Michael Cahill to a second yellow late on Sars held on.An Aiden McCormack goal with two minutes left was enough to see Sars safely through to another county final on a final score of 2-20 to 1-17. After the game Tommy Maher of Sarsfields managment team said it was “pure hurling”.In the second game Drom Inch and Nenagh finished Drom 2-12 to Nenaghs 1-15 and in extra time Nenagh pulled away to win 1-20 to 2-16.It was a titanic struggle and the game looked set to go to a replay but Nenagh won the day in the end.Afterwards Nenagh Eire Og manager Liam Heffernan said it was great to beat one of the favourites for the county in a tight game.In the county football championship semi finals Clonmel Commercials and Moyle Rovers qualified for the county final. Commercials defeated Aherlow Gaels in a tight game on a final score of  0-9 to 0-5Moyle Rovers beat Arravale Rovers on a 2-15 to 1-14 scoreline.The final will take place next weekend.last_img read more

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