NewsEducationLimerickMIC Student Experience Virtual SessionsBy Sarah Carr – May 7, 2021 74 Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mary Immaculate College LimerickPicture Credit Brian Gavin/Press 22THE MIC Student Experience virtual sessions, set to take place on the 1 and 2 of June, will see students from both MIC Limerick and MIC Thurles, and graduates who are now pursuing a range of further study and career paths, talk about college life. The free-flowing in conversation sessions will cover topics such as how to navigate the transition to third-level education, tips on managing finances, sporting and social life at MIC and much more. Session participants will also talk about their programme of study.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up According to Dr Geraldine Brosnan, MIC Director of Student Life, “Students today are looking for the complete college experience – an excellent education, great student supports, a vibrant student scene and a good balance between college work and recreational time. The MIC Student Experience sessions will be an ideal opportunity for CAO Change of Mind applicants to get an insight into what college life at MIC is all about.” Dr Brosnan adds that MIC prides itself on offering excellence in teaching, learning and research, and under the normal run of events offers plenty of opportunities to get involved in sporting, cultural and social activities. Highly sought-after degrees combined with extremely responsive student services means that students get a rounded education at MIC and are supported every step of the way. The teaching and learning experience along with cultural, sporting and artistic opportunities, as well as welfare and support services such as health facilities, counselling and pastoral care, are what makes the MIC student experience so unique. According to Emma Byrne, 1 Year BA in Education, Gaeilge and Business Studies student in MIC Thurles, “Although college life consisted of a laptop and home this year, I still felt a sense of belonging to MIC. The approachable lecturers, realistic deadlines and shorter days made my first year very enjoyable. I found Irish grinds with MIC provided support and gave me lots of confidence with the language. MIC is a student-centred college that prioritises us – I am really looking forward to life in MIC Thurles with friends when things get back to normal!” A large part of the student experience is engagement with the students’ union. The Mary I Students’ Union (MISU) plays a key role in giving students a voice, helping them to use it, and enriching the college experience. The benefits of having an active students’ union are many and varied – MISU gives students a say in their own student/college life, they create a positive college experience for students, help students to integrate into MIC and facilitate extra-curricular activities for students. For many student’s involvement in sport is what makes their college experience. MIC has a proud sporting history with many students, and alumni, making their mark having represented county and country in various sports including GAA, hockey, rugby, athletics, handball, soccer and rowing. Many current and past students are playing at county-level in Gaelic games and individuals are excelling in a number of sports at national and international level including Ciara Griffin (Ireland women’s rugby), Roísín Upton (Ireland women’s hockey) and Amy O ’Donoghue (middle distance runner for Ireland) to name but a few. The MIC senior hurling team have won the Fitzgibbon Cup twice. Indeed, MIC recently introduced Elite Sports Scholarships open to all students who have excelled in their chosen sport. MIC strives to enrich the lives of the students and staff through introducing art into the surroundings, hosting cultural events and fostering an atmosphere where the community can express itself. There are numerous opportunities for students to participate in informal productions and public performances. The College has a particularly active drama society, the MIC Dramatic Arts Society (MIDAS), which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2019 and the MIC Limerick campus boasts a 510-seat theatre, the Lime Tree Theatre, which plays host to the best in local, national and international performing arts. MIC also boasts a community radio station designed for the third-level students of Limerick. Wired FM, which recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary, is always looking for volunteers who want to try their hand at student broadcasting. According to Station Manager, Ray Burke, “Wired FM offers so many opportunities for the learning and development of students. Not only do we provide a source of specially tailored programming for student listeners, but the content is produced by students for students. It’s a forum for the cross pollination and exchange of ideas, especially with Wired’s unique set up, where there are multiple colleges and campuses involved in the partnership.” Both the MIC Limerick and MIC Thurles campuses are within walking distance of social and cultural hubs making both campuses great places to live and study and offer students the complete college experience. According to Bachelor of Arts graduate, Tina ODwyer, “Choosing MIC was one of the best decisions I have ever made. MIC is a diverse place where you are constantly given chances to broaden your horizons academically as well as opportunities to grow as a person.” Take the MIC Virtual Tour here.Questions can be submitted during the Live Sessions or in advance to [email protected] Register for the MIC Student Experience Sessions at www.mic.ie/CAO TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostMICMIC LimerickMIC Student ExperienceMIC Thurles Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email Previous articleAer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – CroweNext articleLimerick Filmmaker’s Movie in New York Festival Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook
Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago To live comfortably in the U.S. doesn’t mean one has to be rich, but if homeowners aspire to live amongst America’s elite ZIP codes, a heavy paycheck is a requirement.A recent report by GOBankingRates used data developed from Zillow to survey monthly living expenses in the most expensive ZIP codes in each state.Expenses including transportation, utilities, health care, and groceries. The 50-30-20-budget rule was used to determine the yearly income necessary to cover necessities, discretionary income, and savings.Is it at all surprising that America’s most expensive ZIP code belongs to the Golden State? Leave it to California’s Bay Area to home the most posh suburb to live in the nation. Atherton, California, ZIP code 94027, requires a total income close to $670,000 a year to cover living expenses, and to have money left to spend and save.The Hamptons are known as the hot spot for New York’s wealthiest inhabitants and high-priced homes. Located on Long Island, one can find the ZIP code 11976 in Water Mill. With costly utilities, median home values close to $4 million, and an average mortgage payment of $16,275 a month, to live comfortably in this area will cost $440,000 total income needed.Alpine, New Jersey has a median home value of over $2.6 million. The cost of living in this ZIP code is close to five times the U.S. average, while its average mortgage payment is almost $12,000 per month, making ZIP code 07620 the third highest in the U.S.ZIP code 98039 cost of living is almost five times greater than the U.S. overall, making Medina, Washington the fourth most expensive ZIP code in the U.S. How much will it cost to call Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who lives with his family in a 66,000-square-foot mansion, your neighbor? A total income of $297,905.With the fifth highest median home value in this study, Greenwich, Connecticut finalizes the top spots for richest ZIP codes in the country, with a total income needed of $222,002. Fun fact, the top three most expensive ZIP codes in Connecticut are all in Greenwich. How Deep Are Your Pockets? Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Staff Writer Home / Daily Dose / How Deep Are Your Pockets? Print This Post Related Articles Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 2017-07-10 Staff Writer July 10, 2017 1,352 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Post Crisis: How Do Banks Continue Servicing Home Loans? Next: Things That Go Down, Must Go Up? The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe
Georgia sheriff’s department under fire after official says spa shootings suspect had ‘really bad day’
Megan Varner/Getty ImagesBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga.) — The sheriff’s department in Cherokee County, Georgia, is facing backlash after a captain described the alleged gunman in the killings of eight people at Atlanta-area spas as having “a really bad day.”The suspect, 21-year-old Robert Long, was taken into custody hours after the Tuesday shootings which took place at three different locations: one in Cherokee County and two in Atlanta.When asked at Wednesday’s news conference if Long understood the gravity of his alleged crimes, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Capt. Jay Baker said, “I spoke with investigators, they interviewed him this morning. And they got that impression, yes — he understood the gravity of it.”“And he was pretty much fed up and had been, kind of, at the end of his rope. And yesterday was a really bad day for him, and this is what he did,” Baker said.The reaction online to Baker’s comment was swift.“This is rage inducing. Not even 24hrs since he killed 8 people & a Cop apologizes for him,” tweeted Qasim Rashid, a human rights lawyer and former candidate for Congress.Eliza Orlins, a candidate for Manhattan district attorney, tweeted, “As a public defender, I’ve had cops call a young client of mine names I refuse to repeat for sleeping on a train platform. Two. Systems. Of. Justice.”Some police officials told ABC News that they believe Baker was trying to convey to reporters what Long told investigators, and that the use of the phrase “bad day” was Long’s words.Baker is also under fire for a post on a now-deleted Facebook account that appeared to belong to him.A post from March 30, 2020, said, “Place your order while they last,” with a smiley emoji next to an image of T-shirts for sale that read, “Covid-19 Imported from Chy-na.”The Facebook account holder who shared the T-shirt image claimed that his employer was the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. His account included a photo of Baker in uniform outside the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.The account was deleted Wednesday night.Baker and the sheriff’s office did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.The eight victims, the majority of whom were women of Asian descent, were gunned down at three spas in the Atlanta area amid a rise in anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander hate crimes across the nation.Long’s motive remains unclear.Long allegedly admitted to the killings, telling “investigators that he blames the massage parlors for providing an outlet for his addiction to sex,” the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. Baker said at the news conference, “It’s a temptation for him that he wanted to eliminate … those were comments that he made.”The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said that “Long told investigators the crimes were not racially motivated.” Cherokee County Sheriff Frank Reynolds said at Wednesday’s news conference, “It may be targets of opportunity. We believe he frequented these places.”However, Atlanta police said Wednesday evening, “Investigators are taking a hard look at what motivated the shooter. Our investigation is far from over and we have not ruled anything out.”President Joe Biden on Thursday ordered flags to half-staff in honor of the victims until March 22.New Jersey Rep. Andy Kim tweeted Wednesday, “I’ve been asked if the violence against [Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders] is new, and if it is getting better with the increased recent visibility. The answer to both is no. Discrimination/violence existed before COVID and it will continue after. And sadly, I don’t think we have seen the worst of it.”“I can’t tell you how much it means to me and others that anti-AAPI violence has gotten attention,” he continued. “Now we need follow through. Give AAPI communities more resources/coordination.”At a Thursday hearing in Congress on violence against Asian Americans, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said, “The fear in the Asian American community and the threat of violence against its members should be a topic of national conversation.”“It’s up to us to speak out against it and to act against it,” he said.Long is charged with eight counts of murder. Long waived his first court appearance, according to his attorney, J. Daran Burns, who was appointed to represent Long by the Cherokee County Office of Indigent Defense on Wednesday.“Everybody is doing their jobs, both law enforcement and the District Attorney’s Office. Now, our firm will conduct a thorough investigation on our client’s behalf,” Burns said in a statement.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Diversity, to me, is a mindset. We all bring diverse perspectives, experiences, lifestyles and cultures into the workplace. Such attributes as race and gender, along with how we were raised, all play an important role in the way we internalize our own experiences that form our perspectives.My goal, as the first VP/diversity and inclusion at $1.4 billion Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, Chattanooga, Tennessee, is to help people realize why it is important to embrace diversity in the workplace.Managing for diversity ensures that all employees feel valued, supported and respected. For employees to achieve their full potential, credit unions must be intentional about creating a diverse and inclusive environment that meets the needs of every individual and provides opportunity for personal and professional growth. By supporting diversity and inclusion efforts, credit unions have the potential to achieve greater productivity, profit and company morale.
Tub with a view: 75 SKY DRIVE HIGHVALEIn a world where almost everything has its own special day, here is one we can get behind, or rather into.Today – October 7 – marks Bathtub Day, which is a good excuse to sit in the suds with a glass of bubbly and ponder life’s great mysteries. Here are three of the best bathtubs, and bathrooms, that are currently on the market in Brisbane.Ray White Samford agent Brett Crompton is marketing 75 Sky Drive, Highvale, which is a spectacular five-bedroom house on a block that’s a little over 0.6ha. While it is hard to pick a favourite room, the master suite tub comes with some impressive views across the Samford Valley. Highvale is sandwiched between Mount Glorious, Mount Nebo and Samford, and is home to many statement acreage homes and hobby farms. It is a high-demand market, recording more than double the number of average property searches, according to realestate.com.au. Here, the median house sales price is $933,500 – up 7.3 per cent in 12 months, according to CoreLogic. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours ago MORE: Rent a fitness pioneer’s mansion Elsewhere, Place Paddington agent Tim Douglas is marketing 45 Wilden St – a “stunning home with sensational city views”.But again, we are only interested in the tub. And here it is, just a stumble from the boudoir to the bath tubThe main bedroom, or rather the master retreat, has french doors that open to a front verandah, an ensuite with double vanities, a striking freestanding bathtub and separate shower and toilet. In Hawthorne, Place Bulimba agent Cathy Richards has 94 Elliott St on her books. Known as The Riverbank, the original homestead has been transformed into an elegant home, with two thirds of the house newly built on an 810sq m block. One word, flash. That’s flash not flush. Flash!In total, the stunning house has four bathrooms – three with baths – plus a powder room. A crisp white and marble grey palette has been used in the main bathroom, which features a freestanding bath, dual vanities, marble benchtops and elegant lighting. MORE: Hottest listing of 2018 sold