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Hiring begins for 400 jobs

first_imgUPWARDS of 400 high-end jobs are on the way for Limerick, with hiring starting immediately.The positions will be filled over the next five years and will bring to 700 the numbers employed at Northern Trust Financial Services  in Plassey.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up NewsLocal NewsHiring begins for 400 jobsBy admin – September 20, 2012 792 Advertisement Email WhatsApp Linkedin Facebook Twitter Print The new positions are mostly in fund administration, with some in human resources, training and corporate services.The news has been welcomed by the Limerick business community.Pat Kearney, Rooney Auctioneers, described it as a real shot in the arm for the region.“From our point of view, we have detected an upswing in the housing market. Positive developments such as this will increase consumer confidence, and the city overall should benefit.“We have seen hundreds of young graduates emerge from UL and LIT this year, people who are fully prepared and educated to apply for the positions on offer”.American Chamber of Commerce Mid West Regional Chair, Barry O’Sullivan, told the Limerick Post: “This is a strong investment, that shows Ireland is very much part of the company’s long term and strategic plans.  It is a further endorsement in the Mid West as a location for Foreign Direct Investment, and the entire team at Northern Trust should be congratulated”. Limerick businessman, Michael O’Dwyer, founder of Ipsdirect, referred to Northern Trust as a role model for others.“I know from my world travels that Ireland is seen as having a broadly educated workforce. I have no doubt that the local business community will respond to this announcement, and the carrot is now out there for them to reinvest.“All these extra jobs must be seen as a key element in reviving our economy.  From my information, further announcements could be on the way. Limerick is on the way back”.This is the second jobs announcement for the city this year from the Northern Trust.  In April, they announced that the aim was to employ 300 staff before the end of 2012 and that target has already been exceeded. Minister, Richard Bruton, said: “It is a great tribute that Limerick is regarded as a centre of excellence and key to the expansion plans of this iconic company”.Finance Minister Michael Noonan, described it as a “very significant day for the country as well as for Limerick, as did Junior Minister, Jan O’Sullivan. Previous articleRow erupts over school closure voteNext articleWestern Four-ce reach final four adminlast_img read more

Student’s house burgled in Cowley

first_imgThe shared student house of Nouri Verghese, the Oxford Union’s treasurer-elect, was broken into and burgled over the Christmas vacation.The students returned in the new year to find the locks of their St Clements’ house had been broken. They entered to see that bicycles, clothes and televisions were missing. The stolen goods were worth an estimated £3000-4000. There have been no police charges for the burglary.Last week one of the house’s windows was smashed in, and a few days later Verghese claims to have seen a man stalking around outside the property before leaving.Verghese said he was “understandably feeling pretty pissed off.” 78 burglaries of shared accommodations in the Oxford area were reported to the Thames Valley Police over the winter vacation period.Verghese advised other students living-out to “make sure all locks are good. If they’re not, change them or get your landlord to change them.”A crime prevention adviser for the police service suggested that all students “take high-value goods home with them at the end of term.”He also highlighted the importance of insurance for all properties, and recommended students to read over the terms of their policy.“Most insurance companies specify that you must have a lock on your bedroom door, even if you are in a shared house.”Student houses are widely believed to be more at risk of burglary than other properties, with one Home Office Report claiming that one in ten students in the UK had had their house broken into, and another that one in three students are at some point a victim of crime. “It’s no surprise…Students own more expensive goods per head than the rest of the population,” said the report.last_img read more

Are you “bad news” honest?

first_imgThis past weekend, we had reason to celebrate. Not one, not two, but three of our credit union partners were launching one of our solutions. At some of these credit unions, we had been working with their team to coordinate all factors involved for more than a year. This was good news, for their lending department, their members, and us. For one partner, we had just completed twenty training sessions with their entire staff. Their team is excited and we are all ready to make it happen!And then, on Friday afternoon, the server platform powering the service began experiencing severe problems. Our final training session ended up being an exercise in improv and apology, as nothing worked! It was still an engaging time, with good questions posed and explanations given (though the “in action” part was a bit lacking). Needless to say, we were concerned.Our servicing partner was made aware of the problems and began investigating the root cause. At around 10 p.m., we were told the necessary fixes were put in place and it should work fine. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

A step closer to clinical predictors of inhalational anthrax

first_imgFindings from researchers at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine may offer physicians further help in quickly and accurately distinguishing early inhalational anthrax from other respiratory conditions—a vitally important skill if a widespread anthrax emergency were to occur.The scientists, whose report is published in the Jul 31 issue of The Lancet, found that the definitive predictor of inhalational anthrax was the chest radiograph. The presence of mediastinal widening or pleural effusion was 100% sensitive (95% confidence interval [CI], 84.6-100.0) for inhalational anthrax, 71.8% specific (CI, 64.8-78.1) for inhalational anthrax when compared with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), and 95.6% specific (CI, 90.0-98.5) for inhalational anthrax compared with influenza-like illness (ILI).The matched case-control study involved 47 historical cases of confirmed inhalational anthrax, 36 of them naturally occurring from 1880 through 1976 and 11 of them from the 2001 anthrax attack, and 376 cases of CAP or ILI seen in the emergency department of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, between January 2000 and February 2003.Before comparing the anthrax patients with the controls, the authors compared laboratory, chest radiograph, and autopsy findings between the naturally occurring and the bioterorrism-related anthrax cases and found no significant differences. “The chest radiograph findings of the two case groups were remarkably similar,” according to the authors. An accompanying commentary points out that the similarity of the two anthrax groups suggests that “the weaponisation process might not influence disease progression.” The anthrax spores used in the 2001 attack were electrostatically charged to make them more easily dispersible, and they were covered with polymerized glass and silica to prevent clumping.In addition to the chest film findings, additional clinical characteristics found in the study to be more common in inhalational anthrax patients than in those with CAP or ILI included nausea, vomiting, pallor or cyanosis, diaphoresis, altered mental status, and elevated hematocrit levels. Similar results have been reported in other studies, but the authors of the present study point out that they included substantially more anthrax cases and used matched controls for comparison.The authors acknowledge several limitations of their study, including the fact that because they used historical reports for the anthrax cases, their measurements of predictor variables are “inherently incomplete.” That they found such clear similarity between the naturally occurring and the more recent, more completely documented bioterrorism-related cases may dispel this concern somewhat, however. They also point out the possibility of misclassification of some of the CAP and ILI controls in their study. Finally, they note that clinical characteristics of inhalational anthrax may be subtle or even absent early in the disease, which could have affected the results. Because of these limitations, “Studies using prospectively colleced information from controls should be done to corroborate, modify, or refute our findings,” they conclude.Kyriacou DN, Stein AD, Yarnold P, et al. Clinical predictors of bioterrorism-related inhalational anthrax. Lancet 2004 Jul 31;364(9432):449-52 [Abstract]See also:CDC document on distinguishing ILI from inhalational anthrax (Nov 9, 2001)http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5044a5.htmCDC interim guidelines for clinical evaluation of suspected anthrax cases (Nov 2, 2001)http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5043a1.htmArticle in Feb 1, 2003, Clinical Infectious Diseases: “Clinical features that discriminate inhalational anthrax from other acute respiratory illnesses”http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/346035last_img read more

Papuk Nature Park presented a new visual identity “100% Papuk”

first_imgIt is important to emphasize that the new visual identity is only a supplement to the main visual identity of PP Papuk, which through the same identity and story connects 19 national parks and nature parks is united under a common brand Parks of Croatia. The story behind the visual identity Parks of Croatia read in the attachment. “All these products, which will bear our label 100% Papuk, will be placed in our souvenir shop here in Jankovac, and of course we have big plans with the Interpretation Center in Slatinski Drenovac, which is registered for a cross-border cooperation project, worth over 5 million kuna. I hereby invite them all to respond to our desire to mark their products with our logo and thus become recognizable and take advantage of the benefits that the logo offers them.“Pointed out Alen Jurenac, director of the Public Institution PP Papuk. RELATED NEWS: The Nature Park emphasized that they recorded an increase in the number of visitors by 300% compared to last year. Encouraging the local population to produce food and souvenirs is the goal of the new project and visual identity of the Papuk Nature Park “100% PAPUK” and the slogan “From above that remembers the sea.” An excellent and unfortunately rare example of cooperation with the local population and the economy. It is the local community where we operate that must be part of your story, especially through the National and Nature Parks. Without cooperation and communication with the local population and economy there is no sustainable development, especially in tourism that connects various industries vertically and horizontally and where there must be synergies between all tourism workers who make up a complete story and ecosystem and tourist destination. With the implementation of the Geopriče project of the UNESCO Geopark, the Papuk Nature Park strengthens its tourist capacity, and thus the potential of the local population for the best possible placement of their own products and services through the Papuk Nature Park. The park covers two cities and 5 municipalities in Virovitica-Podravina and Požega-Slavonia counties and in the coming period will be a series of meetings with representatives of local governments in order to further encourage local producers to start using the logo that will certainly help them in placing their products on the market.  We first looked at who our consumers are and what they want, whether there is competition, what motivates our future potential consumers to buy healthy local products, and then we came up with a name, said Ileana Filić from the company “Moj balkon”, which is responsible. to design logos and slogans. “The purpose of this brand was to work with the local community, which guarantees healthy food products and raw materials that come from pure and untouched nature. This was the distinguishing feature in relation to other products and the pure and untouched nature from which come the products that have the opportunity to be marked with the brand “One hundred percent Papuk” Filić emphasized.last_img read more

A few renos and four years later this Taringa home has sold for $470,000 more than its owners paid for it

first_imgStanley Tce, TaringaA FEW renovations and four years later this Taringa home has sold for $470,000 more than its owners originally paid for it.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoThe home at Stanley Terrace, Taringa sold under the hammer at auction for $1.34 million through Ben White of Place New Farm.Mr White said the owners paid $870,000 for the house four years ago and renovated it to sell. There were three registered bidders.“The buyer is from Melbourne, but originally from Queensland, and is moving back to Brisbane permanently,’’ Mr White said.The three-level, five-bedroom home is on a 835sq m block. It has double high ceilings and there is a fireplace with glass sliders which opens directly onto the rear deck.The kitchen has dark benchtops, white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and a glass splashback.last_img read more