Collins aims for the Dail and joins O’Dea on party ticket

first_imgLinkedin Print Fianna Fail Limerick City General Election Candidates, Cllr James Collins and Willie O’Dea TD.Picture: Keith Wiseman Previous articleGarda investigate assault and brazen handbag snatchNext articleArmed teen arrested in cash and drugs seizure Staff Reporter LimerickNewsLocal NewsPoliticsCollins aims for the Dail and joins O’Dea on party ticketBy Staff Reporter – April 10, 2018 1098 Facebook Twitter Advertisement Billy 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 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSFianna Fáilgeneral electionGerry CollinsJames CollinslimerickMichael Collinsniall collins Email WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival IF you are a Collins and from Limerick, politics is sure to course through your veins and for newly selected Fianna Fail general election candidate James Collins, that is certainly very true.His father was a TD, his uncle a cabinet Minister and his first cousin a party spokesperson in three portfolios and now the Dooradoyle native is looking to elevate his political carer to capture a seat at the next elected Dail.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Addressing the recent selection convention, the married father of four wants to help mould “a city that works for you”.With Limerick claiming recent accolades at European level, James Collins feels that Limerick’s reputation is now soaring after it announced 2,500 jobs last year, something that can be built upon.“I got involved in local politics nine years ago when Limerick was in a much darker place. Job losses hit hard. I felt I could help. My friends, my neighbours, our community, they were all in a bad place. My business was in the middle of a neighbourhood that needed help to change. The economy of Limerick needed to change to survive the downturn and get back on the road to recovery.“The single biggest lesson I’ve learned in those nine years is that politics can help change people’s lives, so long as you have a long-term vision, and a strategy for getting there.“Limerick is a case study in how to strategically tackle economic issues; in how to put in place structures and cultures that allow businesses to flourish, generate employment, and in turn create opportunities for people to live in a city that works for them.The elected local authority representative said that brave decisions by local councillors “were the springboard for the strategic recovery of our city.“We took some tough decisions to stabilise the local authority’s finances, and this gave us the ability to buy strategic sites for development around the city.Noting that Limerick is the European City of the Future for 2018/19, Cllr Collins said that this was evident “because all around us we can see Limerick’s future taking shape – whether it’s hard-working families enjoying some leisure time in Mungret Park, or the young men and women in their 20s embarking on financially rewarding and diverse careers in IT, financial services, or the digital economy.”James Collins graduated from the University of Limerick and travelled before he and his wife Eileen returned to Limerick to settle and raise their family.In 2000 Limerick had few opportunities, but that has changed as “the Limerick of today is High tech, Fintech, Pharma, Life Sciences. It is Dell, General Motors, WP Engine, Regeneron, Uber, Vistakon, Jaguar, Stats, Edwards Life Sciences, Tekro, and Design Pro. It is Limerick for Engineering, Limerick for IT. It is Troy Studios. There is more to come.“We have diversified. We are thinking differently, bigger, better, smarter.The city’s progress will shine through developments like the Opera Site and Gardens International but we can be under no illusions: there are many social problems that remain, Cllr Collins said.“Life is about living, so while we build the economy, we also have to build the society around it.Selected on the Fianna Fail party ticket, James Collins said that he wants to help make sure that everyone has a fair chance, and an equal opportunity to access jobs and education, housing and healthcare.“The reason I want to take the next step now and represent Limerick City in Dail Eireann, is because the problems that still exist: the housing and rental crisis, overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick, social deprivation, crime, the lack of a proper 21st Century transport network for our city – these are problems that have to be addressed through national policy.Limerick needs political leadership to match this ambition and deliver Limerick’s future. That’s why I’m putting my name forward for election to Dail Eireann.James Collins joins sitting TD Willie O’Dea as the candidates for the next general election in a bid to gain a second seat for his party as the Limerick man feels “we need a government less focussed on trying to look good and more focused on doing good.”See more Limerick news here Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Adjunct Instructor

first_imgDepartmentDepartment Of Focused Inquiry Required Qualifications Position NumberJ00001 Job CategoryAdjunct – Teaching Normal work days Normal work hours Job Code/Title Additional Information Does this position provide patient or clinical services to theVCU Health System?No The University College promotes a multi- and inter-disciplinaryapproach to teaching and learning. We welcome candidates from anyacademic discipline with interest or experience in teachinginterdisciplinary general education courses with an emphasis onwritten and oral communication and critical thinking. Evidence ofexcellence in college-level teaching is required. At least threeyears of college teaching experience in a general educationcurriculum is preferred. A master’s degree in an academicdiscipline is required. Preference is given to candidates desiringto work with a diverse student population in a collaborative,learning-centered community of teachers and learners. We welcomeindividuals from diverse experiences and backgrounds and/orexperiential learning through lived experiences and/or professionalservice that inform worldviews and/or perspectives about minoritygroup status, to include race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality,religion, and disability. Position TypeAdjunct – Teaching Does this position require a pre-placement medicalassessment?No Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOther DocumentCurriculum Vitae (CV)Optional Documents Description of the Job Organizational Overview Open Until FilledNo Recruitment PoolAll Applicants Is any portion of this position grant-funded?No Sensitive PositionNo The University College at Virginia Commonwealth University isseeking part-time adjunct faculty members to teach Focused Inquirycourses on an as-needed basis. Faculty members teaching in theDepartment of Focused Inquiry participate in shared curricula, withthe expectation that students across all sections of a courseachieve similar learning objectives. Primary teachingresponsibilities include instruction of UNIV 111, 112, and/or 200,which students are expected to complete in their first two years.This three-semester, interdisciplinary course sequence islearner-centered and promotes integrative thinking as well asstudent engagement, with a particular emphasis on written and oralcommunication, critical thinking, collaborative learning,information fluency, and ethical reasoning. All adjunct faculty areexpected to attend the full-day faculty development institute atthe beginning of each semester and to be available to studentsoutside of class via office hours (one hour for each 3-hour classtaught) as well as via email and other electronic communications.Adjunct faculty teaching in the Department for the first time areexpected to attend a weekly one-hour teaching practicum in theirfirst semester of teaching.*Please note that, at this time, we cannot guarantee theavailability of adjunct vacancies from semester to semester.However, we invite qualified applicants who are willing to acceptpart-time teaching work on an as-needed basis to apply. All candidates must attach to this application a letter of intent(cover letter), curriculum vitae or resume, and a statement ofteaching philosophy (as an “Other Document”). Applicants must alsoinclude within their application materials the names/contactinformation (including email address) of three references who areable to address the candidate’s teaching abilities. VirginiaCommonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative actionemployer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities arestrongly encouraged to apply.For more information about Virginia Commonwealth University, pleasevisit our website at Please also checkout this link for an overview of what it’s like to live and work inthe Richmond area: information about the Department of Focused Inquiry can befound by visiting NOTE : This applicant pool will be utilized on an as-neededbasis. Should an adjunct teaching position become available, theDepartment of Focused Inquiry will contact those in the pool whosecredentials and experience match our teaching needs. This pool willbe accessed only when an opening arises. Your application willremain active through June 25, 2021. If you are still interested inadjunct teaching after that date, you may resubmit your applicationfor the subsequent academic year. A new application must besubmitted each year in order to be considered for an interview.Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Quick Link Preferred Qualifications CampusMonroe Park Campus Special Instructions to Applicants Hours/Week Remove from posting on or before06/25/2021 Posting Details Anticipated Hiring Range$4,500 per 3 credit-hour course Working TitleAdjunct Instructor Job Open Date06/26/2020 At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity,service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. Apremier, urban, public research university nationally recognized asone of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place towork. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supportedand your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leavepackage, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and anopportunity to do mission-driven work. Resource CriticalYeslast_img read more

Pop-up innovation space showcases library projects

first_imgThe Labrary, open for public exploration through December 21, is a storefront space envisioned and realized by students in Harvard’s Library Test Kitchen course. Projects that explore and celebrate the library of the future include:Bookface, Nicholas RivardBookface is an online photo opera that invites Labrary visitors to reflect on their relationship with the digital while posing in a murder mystery photo booth–death by technology.Recon-Texts, Gabrielle PatawaranRecon-Texts is a platform for publishing literary mix-tapes, composed by copy and paste collections gleaned from the ‘library’ that is the Internet, and takes the form of a textbook/notebook hybrid for the creation of new narratives.Graham Grams, Rola Idris, Pablo RoqueroThink information lasts forever? Print an edible telegram with Graham Gram, a graham cracker and icing printer.The Speaking Library, Chris MolinskiThe Speaking Library is an online archive at The anonymous audio recordings document an oral history of the library. What is your earliest memory of a library?Digita Table of the Present Time, Arielle Assouline-LichtenDigita is a snapshot of the way we digitize information today, freezing the speed of digital technology into the physical reality of a wood table top.last_img read more

FIBA-Africa Promises Solution in Basketball Leadership Crisis

first_imgThe continental governing body of basketball, FIBA-Africa has vowed to offer requisite provisions that would lead to finding a “Relevant Solution” in the leadership crisis of the Liberia Basketball Association (LBA).The Secretary General of FIBA-Africa, Alphonse Bile, in his response dated April 8, to Deputy Sports Minister Henry B. Yonton, Jr., said the letter requesting FIBA-Africa’s intervention was “well received.”“FIBA Africa notes and would like to commend you (for their) implication to solve this conflict,” the letter said. “Be sure that some provisions shall be made to find a relevant solution to this situation.”Mr. Bile, in his communication, further said FIBA-Africa would also solicit a “common effort” from the Ministry of Youth and Sports to find a way-out in basketball conflict, which erupted since January-2015.FIBA-Africa is a zone within the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), which contains all 53 national African FIBA federations. It was founded in 1961. FIBA Africa maintains offices in Cairo and in Abidjan.FIBA Africa’s letter was a reply owing to a two-page letter of complaint from the Deputy Sports Minister on behalf of the Liberian government.In his communication dated 3 April, the Deputy Sports Minister informed FIBA-Africa regarding the ongoing stalemate in the LBA, which he said began over the last three months owing to the unremitting contestation for “legitimacy and expiration of tenure” by some aggrieved members, structured under the named: “Liberia Basketball Presidents Association.”Deputy Sports Minister Yonton said the aggrieved stakeholders raised five issues, which include: the violation of the constitution of the LBA by Mr. Rufus Anderson, President of the LBA for not holding election the fourth year of his term and make his administration illegitimate and that club(s) that didn’t participate in the immediate past organized basketball season should not be eligible for the forthcoming congress.Others include that the leadership published listing of teams eligible for congress and excludes teams that didn’t participate in the league.On the aggrieved members’ argument, the LBA leadership recounted the Ebola outbreak in the country, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the elections to elect the corps of officers for the LBA could not be held in 2014; that some of the contestants seeking positions are not eligible to participate as pursuant to constitutional requirements and the leadership has not abrogated the constitution.“To further calm the stalemate, the Liberia National Olympic Committee was written by the aggrieved party to intervene in the dispute. Despite efforts by the arbitration committee of the LNOC to ensure that peace and harmony is restored, this effort was unsuccessful,” the Ministry said.However, prior to the intervention letter of FIBA-Africa, the Youth and Sports Ministry suspended the activities of basketball.In the April 1’s communication to the LBA Yonton mandated the LBA to halt its elections, scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, and urged the leadership to allow the intervention of FIBA to resolve the current leadership crisis.Yonton wrote: “Owing to the continuous contest between the leaders of the LBA and the aggrieved party, regarding its legitimacy, the Ministry has reached a decision to seek the intervention of the Africa basketball governing body – FIBA-Africa with offices in Abidjan and Cairo.”Yonton’s communication further told outgoing LBA president Rufus Anderson, to “adjourn all processes pertaining to the holding of election and advise further that you stay clear-off all basketball activities until further consultation with FIBA-Africa is concluded.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more