16% drop in Limerick live register figures

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook News16% drop in Limerick live register figuresBy Staff Reporter – May 18, 2018 1330 Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Advertisement WhatsApp Previous articleUber’s 150 job Limerick expansion is part of new visionNext articleEmma Leahy will point the way to tomorrow’s world Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img Print Linkedin Tom Neville TDTHERE has been a 16 per cent fall since the same time last year for the number of people on the live register in Limerick.That’s according to figures obtained by Limerick Fine Gael TD, Tom Neville who has been elected as the vice-chairman of the Business and Enterprise Joint Oireachtas Committee.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking from Dublin this week, Deputy Neville said that where his aim is to advocate for business across the Mid West while citing the 16 per cent fall in numbers on the live register in last 12 months.There are 1,768 less people on the register and “since the Action Plan for Jobs was launched in February 2012, the number signing on has decreased locally by 56 per cent or 11,371 people” Deputy Neville told the Limerick Post.“The unemployment rate falling below six per cent cannot be taken for granted. This has taken immense work and effort by all across the country.“I hope to use my new position as Vice Chairperson of the Business and Enterprise Joint Oireachtas Committee, to help keep business needs on the agenda.“Limerick has benefited greatly from our resurgent economy; I am committed to ensuring this continues.“With Fine Gael’s policies and prudent management of the country since taking over after the financial crash, it is imperative that we continue on this path to help our communities and families and ensure a prosperous future.“Statistics can seem meaningless but this has a real impact on communities all around the country. Only a strong economy supporting people at work can provide the services needed to improve people’s lives.“This is also great news for communities across the county, as every job created has a positive knock-on effect for local businesses and services.“According to the European Commission Spring Economic Forecast, the Irish economy is expected to remain robust, supported by positive labour market trends and investment in construction,” Deputy Neville said.Visit the Limerick Post Politics section for similar stories. TAGSeconomyemploymentFine GaellimerickLive RegisterlocalpoliticsTom Neville TD Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Emaillast_img read more

Singapore’s final LMV Fearless arrives at homeport

first_img Share this article View post tag: LMV Singapore’s final LMV Fearless arrives at its homeport Back to overview,Home naval-today Singapore’s final LMV Fearless arrives at its homeport View post tag: Republic of Singapore Navy RSNS Fearless, the Republic of Singapore Navy’s eighth and final Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV), has arrived at its home port ahead of an official commissioning ceremony.Fearless was delivered by ST Engineering’s Benoi Shipyard less than a year after it was launched in January this year.Designed and built locally, the Independence-class LMVs are jointly developed by the navy and Singapore’s Defence Science Technology Agency (DSTA), and equipped with smarter technology and sharper capabilities to enable the RSN to operate more efficiently and effectively.The 80-meter vessels displace 1,250 tonnes and are 2.5 times larger than the former Fearless-class patrol vessels they are replacing.All eight LMVs remain on track to become fully operational by 2020.center_img Authorities View post tag: RSNS Fearless navaltoday November 7, 2019, bylast_img read more

A tale of two continents

first_imgWhen Elisa New first picked up her great-grandfather Jacob Levy’s entrancing and ornate carved cane, she immediately sensed the unfolding journey on which she would embark.New, an English professor at Harvard, had long been curious about her Jewish family’s origins in coming to America. But it was Levy’s cane — with its mysterious initials, names of foreign towns, and provocative question-mark shape — that compelled New to travel as far as Lithuania and as close as Baltimore in her home state of Maryland to research the past and narrate her discoveries in her book “Jacob’s Cane” (2009).Over the course of a decade, New said, she made “multiple trips … to London, the Baltics, and to other places that became part of the book’s story, from World War II battlefields in Belgium and France to the tobacco fields of North Carolina, and to Israel.”Among her familial revelations was that Levy hailed not from Austria, but from Lithuania, coming to Baltimore in 1884 as a businessman selling preshrunk fabric for clothing; and that her great-great-uncle Bernhard Baron was a cigarette magnate at the turn of the 20th century. A richly woven saga of American and Jewish histories, “Jacob’s Cane” also traverses the storied past of big tobacco, the Industrial Revolution, and New’s relatives killed in the Holocaust.New was awed by her many discoveries, which, she said, “connected my own individual family to currents of history in a way I hadn’t imagined possible.”“The international tobacco trade; the American struggles for the dignity of working people that gave us socialism and the labor movement, which inspired some to invent labor-saving devices and others to run for public office; the European Enlightenment with its manifold implications for ordinary persons in Europe; the terrible wars of the 20th century; America’s rituals of democracy: these large ideas and movements were all reflected in the lives of my own individual family,” said New.Though claiming she was “never very good at telling stories,” the newfound author is thrilled to pass these tales along, to her own family and beyond.“Learning to tell a historical story in a way that readers could appreciate is in some way what I’m proudest of,” said New. “Researching this book made clear to me that my family — that all families — belong to history and that history is all around us.”last_img read more

Obesity harms ‘later brain skill’

first_img Share Tweet HealthLifestyle Obesity harms ‘later brain skill’ by: – March 22, 2012 Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img 10 Views   no discussions Share A high BMI was linked to lower cognitive scoresBeing overweight in later life puts you at higher risk of brain decline, Korean research suggests. A study of 250 people aged between 60 and 70 found those with a high body mass index (BMI) and big waists scored more poorly in cognitive tests.The Alzheimer’s Society said the research, in the journal Age and Ageing, added to evidence that excess body fat can affect brain function.Lifestyle changes can help make a difference, it said.The study looked at the relationship between fat levels and cognitive performance in adults aged 60 or over.The participants underwent BMI – a calculation based on a ratio of weight to height – and waist circumference measurements, a scan of fat stored in the abdomen and a mental test.Both a high BMI and high levels of abdominal fat were linked with poor cognitive performance in adults aged between 60 and 70.In individuals aged 70 and older, high BMI, waist circumference and abdominal body fat were not associated with low cognitive performance.The lead author of the study, Dae Hyun Yoon, said: “Our findings have important public health implications. The prevention of obesity, particularly central obesity, might be important for the prevention of cognitive decline or dementia.”A spokesperson from the UK Alzheimer’s Society said: “We have all heard how a high BMI is bad for our heart but this research suggests it could also be bad for the head. “Although we don’t know whether the people in this study went on to develop dementia, these findings add to the evidence that excess body fat could impact on brain function.“One in three people over 65 will die with dementia but there are things people can do to reduce their risk. “Eating a balanced diet, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly and getting your blood pressure and cholesterol checked can all make a difference.”BBC Newslast_img read more