Limerick libraries are now back open


first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Education concept. Student studying and brainstorming campus concept. Close up of students discussing their subject on books or textbooks. Selective focus.LIMERICK City and County Library service is delighted to welcome back members of the public to a number of libraries from today [Tuesday 30 June 2020] as part of Phase 3 of the Government’s Roadmap.Library members will be allowed to access the following library branches for limited times.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The five branches are:DooradoyleWatch House CrossKilmallockNewcastle WestAdareThis will allow members to browse library collections, select stock and check stock items out on self-service machines. Borrowed items can also be returned during the visit.The libraries listed above will operate from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4 pm, Tuesday to Friday.Library staff will manage the numbers of people entering the branch at any one time.Members are requested toPlace any items for return into the sealed box at the library doorSanitise hands at the pump stationLimit their visit to 15 minutes – to allow for the maximum number of members to access the libraryUse self-service machines to check out items. Instructions are listed clearly on each machine.Follow directional signage in the library and practice social distancing.Presently there will be no public access to study facilities, internet, Wi-Fi, newspapers and magazines, community rooms, exhibition spaces and public toilets during this phased re-opening.Further branch libraries will re-open at a later stage.The hugely popular and successful online services providing free access to eBooks, newspapers, magazines, local history, language learning, courses and online story time will continue to be provided. Advertisement Print Previous articleShane Dowling’s best ever Limerick performancesNext articleExhibition of Iconic Film Costumes Stays in Limerick Meghann Scully RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twittercenter_img Email WhatsApp TAGSbooksKeeping Limerick PostedlibrarylimerickLimerick Post Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook LifestyleLimerickNewsLimerick libraries are now back openBy Meghann Scully – July 5, 2020 345 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Richard Shelton to Star in West End’s Sinatra 100


first_img The series of concerts will have a rotating bill of stars, to be announced shortly, appearing alongside and duetting with Richard Shelton, a renowned Sinatra interpreter.  Ole Blue Eyes will be headlining at the London Palladium once those Cats eyes finish their three-month limited engagement on February 28, 2015. Sinatra 100 will make its world premiere in the West End, opening on March 20, 2015 and playing through April 25. 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Francis Albert ‘Frank’ Sinatra and to celebrate the occasion Sinatra 100 is running at the Palladium, the venue where Frank Sinatra made his British singing debut in 1950.center_img View Commentslast_img

Call to share information on vulnerable children


first_imgDominion Post 11 Feb 2012Children’s Commissioner Russell Wills is calling on the Government to introduce laws to allow services caring for vulnerable children to share information without requiring consent from parents or guardians. While presenting his submission to the Green Paper on Vulnerable Children to a crowd in Havelock North yesterday, Dr Wills said New Zealand needed an equivalent to legislation introduced in New South Wales in 2009. “Information sharing means that if Pam [a service worker] is worried about a child and I’m worried about a child, currently without parent consent I can’t ring Pam and say, `Pam I’m looking after this child, tell me about her’, and she can’t ring me.” Child, Youth and Family could share information with others, which was beneficial but did not go far enough, said Dr Wills, a Hawke’s Bay paediatrician. Under Chapter 16A of the New South Wales Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act, government agencies and authorised NGOs are required to share information with or without parents’ consent.http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/politics/6400879/Call-to-share-information-on-vulnerable-childrenlast_img

Mane, Salah among BBC’s African Player of the Year nominees


first_imgEgypt winger Salah has also impressed for club and country.Salah has 12 goals this season for Liverpool following his move from Roma and it was his late penalty that sent Egypt to the World Cup for the first time since 1990.Chelsea’s Nigeria wing-back Victor Moses, Borussia Dortmund and Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and RB Leipzig’s Guinea midfielder Naby Keita make up the rest of the shortlist.Aubameyang became the first African to top the Bundesliga’s scoring charts outright with 31 goals last season.Keita, who has agreed to join Liverpool at the end of this season, made the Bundesliga team of the year as his club were surprise qualifiers for the Champions League.Moses has thrived under Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, becoming a key figure at right wing-back for the Premier League title winners last season.The BBC will announce the award winner on December 11.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (R) celebrates with Sadio Mane after scoring their third goal during their match against Arsenal Liverpool, north west England on August 27LONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 11 – Liverpool duo Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah were among five nominees named for the BBC’s African Footballer of the Year award on Saturday.Mane’s fine form for Liverpool has carried over to the international stage as the winger helped Senegal qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 2002.last_img read more

Jason Cundy tells Chelsea: ‘Give Eden Hazard £750k-a-week to make him stay’


first_img Jason Cundy has told Chelsea to offer Eden Hazard HUGE wages to make him stay in London Former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy has told the club to make Eden Hazard the highest paid player in world football in an effort to convince him to stay, saying the Belgian star is ‘irreplaceable’.Hazard recently admitted he is still struggling over where his future lies, having decided to remain at Stamford Bridge this summer despite strong interest from Real Madrid. “But, from my point of view, I want him to stay – of course I do.“It’s a really horrible situation for the club because he’s playing well and he’s clearly happy right now, but he has ambitions to go on a do something.”“I would make him the highest paid player in the world.“I would give him £650k, £700k, £750k-a-week. Why not? Tell me why not?“To replace him… you can’t replace him!“What’s he worth on the open market, say £150million? You’re not going to be able to replace him!” “Sometimes in my head, I wake up in the morning and think I want to go – sometimes I think I want to stay,” Hazard told the media whilst on international duty.The 27-year-old also revealed it is his ‘dream’ to pull on a Los Blancos shirt, and it is expected Real will make another bid for the Blues star either in January or next summer.But while some feel Hazard’s move to LaLiga is inevitable, Cundy believes the Stamford Bridge hero can be persuaded to sign a new deal with Chelsea.Asked about Hazard’s comments while away with Belgium, The Sports Bar host said: “I think it’s a very open and a very honest statement. He’s a lovely lad and he doesn’t cause problems.“As Chelsea fans we’ve got to accept he’s not a west London boy and he wants to play for Real Madrid.“If they come in with a big enough offer, I think we have to accept that there is a time and a place in a player’s career and he wants to go on and play for one of the biggest clubs, if not THE biggest club, in world football. 2center_img 2 Hazard has been on fire for Chelsea so far this season – with eight goals and three assists in ten appearances 💰 “Chelsea should make Hazard the highest paid player in the world…😮 …give him £750,000-a-week to make him stay!”🗣️ @JasonCundy05 says #CFC must break the bank to stop Eden Hazard joining Real Madrid!Is Hazard good enough to command such massive wages? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/LpZvUzU8BL— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) October 9, 2018last_img read more

Will Apple’s New Design Approach Kill The Luster Steve Jobs Loved ?


first_imgLead image of Jony Ive from Apple promotional video. Luxurious stitched leather. A fine wood grain you can almost feel. An old-fashioned microphone. If you use Apple devices, expect to encounter less of this kind of thing decorating your apps and operating system.After Monday’s big executive shakeup at the company, the interface design principles employed in the company’s software is expected to take a new, more modernist turn. Progress is good, but Apple runs the risk of watering down some of the familiar appeal that makes their devices so easy to learn and use. Skewering SkeuomorphismThis design tactic, known as skeuomorphism, mimics familiar, real-world textures and objects in a digital interface. It’s something for which Apple has become known – and sometimes ridiculed – for using in its apps and operating systems. The approach has long been championed by Scott Forstall, who was shown the door earlier this week. Forstall shared his affinity for these faux-analog details with Steve Jobs, whose death a year ago paved the way for the kind of sweeping changes recently undertaken by his successor, Tim Cook.  Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Apple#design#iOS#Jony Ive#OS X#user interface design Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The future may not lie squarely at either end of this debate. Perhaps it’s somewhere in the middle, where digital interfaces borrow subtly from the real world, but continue to innovate and feely abandon skeuomorphs when they get in the way. At Apple, the visual language of iOS and OS X will continue to merge, possibly more rapidly than it already was. It seems clear that over time, it will have fewer accents of wood grain, stitched leather and fake glass. Will that make any difference? We’re about to find out.  Taking charge of the Human Interface group at Apple will be Jony Ive, the legendary hardware designer. Pretty much all of the company’s most successful hardware products – the iPad, iPhone, MacBook Pro and iPod Touch, to name a few – came out of Ive’s secret design lab in Cupertino. It’s that type of minimal, no-frills design that many expect to see more of in OS X and iOS now that Ive is in charge. That means things like the stitched leather across the top of iCal and the faux notebook paper in Reminders could find their way out of OS X and iOS. Don’t expect elements like this to be wiped out with the next OS upgrade, though. Apple’s operating systems are used extensively by millions of people who have grown accustomed to how they look and work. If the skeuomorphic stuff is going to get axed, expect Ive and team to start by easout out the subtle details – the linen texture in the background of Notification Center, for example – replacing them one-by-one with cleaner designs that don’t attempt to mimic things in the physical world. Why Skeuomorphism Isn’t All BadThere’s been a bit of a backlash against skeuomorphic design elements lately, both within Apple and among designers generally. Designer Wells Riley has called it “the easy way out,” charging that skeuomorphism ‘helps people misunderstand the capabilities and limitations of digital products.” Fast Company’s Thomas Hobbs urges designers to move beyond the “silly” trend. There’s certainly a case to be made that this type of thing should be used sparingly. Yet, at the same time, it’s easy to see how weaving familiar-looking textures and objects into digital designs can help make new ways of doing things more palatable, especially to new users. “Skeuomorphism is about communicating and reinforcing feelings – getting an application to become a memorable experience, not just a tool,” writes Tobias Bjerrome Ahlin, an interface designer at Spotify. “It’s about communicating the purpose of a UI, not only the functions it enables.”Skeuomorphism Has A Long HistoryComputers have borrowed visual conventions from the analog world for a long time. Since the dawn of personal computing, we have navigated through icons that mimic file folders, occasionally stuffing miniature pieces of paper into what looks like a tiny trash can. And yes, the calendar on my MacBook and iPad bears a resemblance to an actual, physical calendar.In many cases, digital design that mimics analog artifacts can help foster a certain level of comfortable familiarity among consumers, who are spending more and more of their waking hours staring into screens. Maybe we actually need these familiar-looking things to be comfortable with embedding these devices this deeply into our lives.  iPhones and iPads comprise the vast majority of revenue for what has become the most valuable company on the planet. They’re clearly doing something right. It’s hard to see how stripping out these vestiges of the physical world could help Apple do even better.Yet Amazon has done quite well with its Kindle e-readers, which don’t go quite as far as Apple’s iBooks in mimicking paper books. And Microosft is drawing critical praise for the clean design of its Windows 8 interface, which makes few concessions to the past or the physical world. (It remains to be see how actual users will embrace the approach, however.) john paul titlow Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

11 students killed in Kashmir road accident


first_imgEleven students, including nine girls, died when the vehicle they were travelling in fell into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thursday.The accident happened when the vehicle skidded off the road and rolled down the gorge near Pir Ki Gali. “Seven others were injured in the accident,” said the police. All the victims belonged to Poonch in the Pir Panjal Valley, and were students at a computer institute. They were on a excursion to Pir Ki Gali.“One critically injured person has been referred to a Srinagar hospital for specialised treatment,” said Deputy Commissioner, Shopian, Owais Ahmad.Governor Satya Pal Malik expressed grief over the loss of lives and announced an ex gratia payment of ₹5 lakh each to the next of the kin of the deceased.Hurriyat leaders as well as mainstream parties expressed their condolences to the bereaved families.last_img read more

Former Humboldt teammates attending NHL and NFL games in Denver this weekend


first_imgDENVER — Former Humboldt Broncos teammates Jacob Wassermann and Ryan Straschnitzki received a standing ovation from hockey fans at the University of Denver Friday and will likely get the same treatment at a Colorado Avalanche game Saturday evening.Both players were paralyzed April 6 when a bus carrying the Broncos was hit by a semi-trailer, killing 16 and injuring 13.The duo reunited in a exhibition sledge hockey game — their first time together on the ice since the crash.They will drop the puck Saturday at a game between the Avalanche and the Dallas Stars.Colorado head coach Jared Bednar has been a lifelong friend of Kirby Wassermann, Jacob’s father.“We grew up together and played hockey together and have stayed in touch over the years. He was a great help in getting Jacob invited down here with Dawg Nation and the guys dropping the pucks,” said Wassermann.“He was a Humboldt Bronco himself when, I believe, he was 17 so he has that connection to Humboldt and the Broncos, plus being a friend of mine with our families.”The Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation helps adult hockey players and their families in times of crisis caused by catastrophic injury or illness, and it brought the two players to Denver.Wassermann said it’s appropriate it will be the “Broncos meeting the Broncos” Sunday at the NFL game between the Denver Broncos and the Pittsburgh Steelers.Tom Straschnitzki said the two families keep in touch because of the boys’ friendship and the similarity of their injuries. Ryan is paralyzed from the chest down for Jacob it’s below the navel. He said after the months of physiotherapy it’s a real morale boost for both of them.“Those two have been non-stop smiling since we got on the plane. It’s been fantastic.”Ryan Straschnitzki was excited about getting on the ice again but is relieved he is moving from participant to spectator for the rest of the weekend.“I’m more interested in watching the hockey rather than playing it,” he said with a laugh.Both players will get a little more hockey under their belts before returning home to Canada. They will be on the ice with the Dallas Stars at a Monday practice.Follow @BillGraveland on TwitterBill Graveland, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Serena Williams Reveals When She Plans On Retiring


Besides getting treatment for her back injury, Williams said she also received therapy since giving birth, and it was after she lost the 2018 U.S. Open to Naomi Osaka. The mother of one said she sent an apology letter to Osaka, and it took her some time to return to tennis. Serena Williams talked about when she plans to retire during a recent panel discussion. (Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Sport via Getty Images) For example, she had to drop out of the Rogers Cup and the Cincinnati Masters due to a back injury, and despite making it to four Grand Slam finals since giving birth, she hasn’t won a title yet. Osaka then responded to Williams and wrote: “People can misunderstand anger for strength because they can’t differentiate between the two,” she wrote. “No one has stood up for themselves the way you have and you need to continue trailblazing.” “[I plan to] transfer out, you know, in 20 years,” said Williams about retirement, according to Yahoo. Her words were met with cheers. Serena Williams has faced some on-the-court challenges since she delivered her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. on Sept. 1, 2017. Williams was hit with violations on that day, after she argued with the umpire’s call and broke her racket. And during the trophy ceremony, the crowd booed Osaka since they seemed to be on Williams’ side. It’s something she revealed Wednesday during a panel discussion for Advertising Week New York, and reportedly Williams wants to win her 24th Grand Slam title, which would tie a record established by Australian tennis player Margaret Court. “Days passed, and I still couldn’t find peace,” wrote Williams in an essay for Harper’s Bazaar. “I started seeing a therapist. I was searching for answers, and although I felt like I was making progress, I still wasn’t ready to pick up a racket.” But that hasn’t seemed to discourage Williams, and at 38 she said retirement isn’t in her immediate plans. read more