first_imgTwitter Previous articleLimerick steelworker’s life changed forever after near fatal workplace accidentNext articleIn Pics – INTO Mini Sevens GAA Editor NewsEducationLimerick students win big at national multimedia awardsBy Editor – April 12, 2017 1280 Linkedin Print Advertisement REPRO FREE 07/04/17Students from third level colleges were awarded in the Belltable Theatre yesterday, for creating fantastic videos, animations, audio pieces, radio ads and poster illustrations for the National Transport AuthorityÕs annual Multimedia Awards.Pictured at the award ceremony at the Belltable Theatre was third place in the audio category, Sean Murray and Christy O Brian from LITThe entries produced by students, encourage other students to consider choosing ÔsmarterÕ modes of transport; particularly walking, cycling, public transport and car sharing. The awards are supported by colleges nationally and in particular in Limerick by Limerick Smarter Travel.Photo: Oisin McHugh True MediaPictured at the award ceremony at the Belltable Theatre was third place in the audio category, Sean Murray and Christy O Brian from LITStudents from Limerick’s third level colleges have been honoured at this year’s National Multimedia Awards.Overall winners in the video/animation category were Donal Kearns, Patryk Lewandowski and Carmen Vitour from the University of Limerick. Keith Walsh from Limerick Institute of Technology won the poster/illustration category and the audio category winners were James Connolly, Graham Moloney and Ray Mooney, also from Limerick Institute of Technology.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The winners and winning entries can be viewed onwww.smartertravelawards.ie“We are delighted with the quality and variety of entries, and our judges were equally impressed.  The students’ multimedia entries were both entertaining, and captured the positive aspects of making smart transport choices for the journey to college” said Anne Graham, Chief Executive Officer, National Transport Authority.One of the judges, Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent, RTÉ was “very impressed with the overall standard and quality of the entries. Collectively, they showed creative conceptual thinking, clever writing and skilled technical execution”.Winners, Donal Kearns Patryk Lewandowski and Carmen Vitour said, “We had an amazing experience, met some inspiring people in our journey to promote smarter travel. We had great fun and would definitely recommend other students to participate in this competition.”Roisin Crowley, of Limerick Institute of Technology, said, “I’m delighted our Music Technology and Production students have had such success in the Smarter Travel Multimedia awards. We are always eager for opportunities to collaborate on industry-related projects with companies and institutions beyond LIT and this competition was a great fit with our second-year syllabus.” LIT Launches unique new programme on Responding to Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Women in the Creative Arts to take centre stage at LIT’s International Women’s Day Flagship Event Limerick Post Show | FOLM Project LIT Development & Public Engagement Manager, Seamus Hoyne, is awarded the SEAI Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Energy Award. TAGSLITNational Multimedia Awards 2017UL International Women’s Day LIT WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more


first_img Share Save Jacob Lew U.S. Department of Treasury U.S. Economy Wage Growth 2015-02-09 Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News  Print This Post The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported last week that average hourly earnings increased by 12 cents from December to January ($24.63 to $24.75), but U.S. Department of Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said on Monday more wage growth is needed.Lew told CNBC on Monday that even though the economy has experienced sustainable job growth – a higher-than-expected 257,000 jobs were added in January and a monthly average of 336,000 jobs created for the last three months, according to BLS – better wage growth is needed for the nation’s economy to return to normal.”Over the last year, we’ve seen average wages going up, a little over 2 percent,” Lew said in the interview. “We need more wage growth than that for people to really feel it, but it’s something to be that’s starting to be something that’s a trend in the right direction. I think we’ve got to do everything we can to help drive that trend forward.”According to analysts, such wage growth may be on the horizon for the coming year. The 12-cent increase reported by BLS correlates with the findings of Fannie Mae’s January National Housing Survey released on Monday, which indicated that 29 percent of Americans said their household income is “significantly higher” than a year ago and that 48 percent surveyed expect to see their finances improve in the coming year.”A 0.5 percent jump in average hourly earnings was a welcome signal to American workers that recent months of robust hiring may finally lead to a much needed rising trend in wage gains,” Fannie Mae chief economist Doug Duncan said. “Together, our survey results and (the BLS) jobs report strengthens our expectation that stronger hiring and firming income growth will be the primary catalysts for a faster pace of housing recovery in 2015.”Analysts agree that higher wage growth is necessary for the nation’s economy – and hence the housing market – to fully recover from the bust of 2008, due to the fact that wage growth is needed to keep up with rising home prices.”Overall, affordability for buyers in most markets will be well maintained in the context of strong job and income growth,” CoreLogic chief economist Frank Nothaft said late January.The final January gauge of the University of Michigan/Thomson Reuters consumer sentiment index turned in its highest reading in 11 years (98.1) largely due to an increase in personal finances – four out of 10 surveyed cited finance gains as the reason for the increased level of confidence, particularly among households with an annual income of $75,000 or less. While that survey estimated an annualized growth rate in hourly earnings of only 1.9 percent, Friday’s 12-cent gain represented an annualized growth rate ahead of that pace at 2.2 percent.”Consumers have now turned to wages rather than jobs as the primary characteristic they used to judge the performance of the economy,” Richard Curtin, chief economist for Surveys of Consumers.”It is time to say that we’ve turned a corner and we’re now in an economy that’s growing,” Lew said. “It has sustainable growth. It’s growth that showing up not just in businesses but in jobs and we’re now seeing wages go up a bit. I think this is a trend that needs to continue. We need to make sure that we do what we can to continue the growth. I think we’re getting some benefit now from lower oil prices in terms of the economy getting a boost on top of that, so I’m feeling pretty confident that we’re looking at a good period ahead.” About Author: Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Jacob Lew U.S. Department of Treasury U.S. Economy Wage Growth The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. 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first_img Press Association An appeal was lodged on Allen’s behalf but, after speaking to the ground jury, the FEI steward and the appointed representative of the rider, the appeal committee upheld the decision. The class was subsequently awarded to Brtain’s Michael Whitaker, riding Viking, a statement on the Olympia website confirmed. Germans Ludger Beerbaum and Marcus Ehning were second and third. Ireland’s Bertram Allen has lost an appeal against his disqualification from the Olympia Grand Prix.center_img Allen, 20, had posted a stunning jump-off time of 30.45 seconds on Quiet Easy to destroy a world-class field at the London International Horse Show. But blood was subsequently found on Quiet Easy’s right flank, prompting Allen’s disqualification by the ground jury under article 242.3.1 of the FEI Jumping Rules. last_img read more


“It was kind of like taking yourself out of play sometimes,” Winfield said of back pedaling. “But now it’s like you’re always in the play.”The corners can sit back in their zones and read the quarterback to anticipate where he’ll throw the ball. It’s made Winfield play patient and try to play the game “slow and fast at the same time.”Syracuse’s cornerbacks will have more chances to jump routes along the sideline, Dowels said. But they also have to knock receivers off their routes before they get to the safeties. If multiple receivers flood into one of the safeties’ zones, the corner has to adjust and help.“We got to trust our brothers down there at the corner,” Scissum said.The corners play a large role in the Tampa 2’s run defense, keeping rushers inside. If they see certain keys from the offense, they can blitz for a tackle for a loss or sack.The safety on the blitzing corner’s side will then often shift over to fill the gap.“We’re definitely going to blitz,” Winfield said. “… There are times where you can just trigger and go, or just chill, so it’s going to be fun.”Playing so deep gives the safeties more chances to make big open field hits, but also puts more pressure on them to make open field tackles. It’s required a bit of a change in mentality from the safeties, Scissum said, to being more focused on tackles.The coaching staff has been showing the secondary film from Bowling Green and film of themselves.Winfield noticed that he had been biting inside on plays he was supposed to be staying out and was able to correct it.“That’s how we get better,” Winfield said. “We can watch film on somebody else, but you can’t really put it on the field if you’re just watching them.”The Tampa 2 usually requires big players in the secondary that can hit. But only Scissum of the safeties and Winfield and of the cornerbacks are above average in size.Safety Antwan Cordy stands at just 5-foot-8 and Dowels is only 5-foot-10. Head coach Dino Babers said he’s seen smaller guys pull it off before. Dowels said size doesn’t matter, but being physical does.“I play big into what I am and I think that’s good and the coaches see it,” Dowels said.The coaches have put more of an emphasis on several different tackling drills compared to past years, Dowels said.Despite the challenges of new techniques and figuring out how SU’s small secondary players fit into a defense meant for bigger players, Winfield isn’t worried. He said the group is learning well and won’t roll over for any shootouts expected with the new offense.“Running the Tampa 2, it don’t get no better than that,” Winfield said. “Just running it. If we run it, we’re going to make the plays.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Corey Winfield thought he’d been sent back to square one. The wide receiver-turned-cornerback anticipated the new coaches coming in, bringing a new system, new playbook and with it all, a far too familiar challenge.He had a hard enough time learning the plays when he switched positions two seasons ago. Now, he’d have to do it all over again.“I was like ‘Damn, I have to start over again,’” Winfield said. “But once we got into it and start practicing it just got easier so. It got easier by the day.”About a week of practice is all it took to install new head coach Dino Babers’ Tampa 2 defense he brought from Bowling Green. But the success of the defense hinges on more than just learning the plays. The secondary has had to learn new techniques, change their mentality and adapt to scheme usually filled with bigger players than those on SU’s roster.“We’re adapting to it real well,” Winfield said. “We thought it was going to be hard. When we first came we were like ‘Ah, we don’t know what’s going on.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“But we learned everything in a week or so and (the coaches) were like ‘We’re done with install.’ We was like ‘What? We’re done with everything?’ That’s it so. It’s pretty easy.”The Tampa 2 defense is a zone coverage scheme where two cornerbacks are responsible for about one-quarter of the field on either sideline and two safeties are in control of deep halves, with the middle linebacker dropping back into coverage to fill in the middle.Winfield hardly knew anything about the Tampa 2 defense, so he didn’t know what to expect. But safety Chauncey Scissum watched videos of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden talking about the defense. Published on April 1, 2016 at 1:24 am Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettus read more


first_imgPhoto © Pixabay It’s the first mountain stage of this year’s Tour de France.The peleton will navigate a 181-kilometre trip between Nantua and Chambéry.Ireland’s Dan Martin is fourth overall after eight stages.last_img