4 Jun
2021

Biology students get hands-on experience at University of Limerick

first_imgJennifer Frawley, Ailish Cramer and Amy Crawford from Ardscoil Mhuire, Corbally, Limerick at the University of Limerick biology workshop..Photo: Sean Curtin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement 1 of 5 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival At the UL Biology workshop wereNaomi Hannon and Emma Healy from Ardscoil Mhuire.Photo: Sean Curtin Previous articleHousing units were proposed for Limerick Opera Centre siteNext articleLimerick students will be able to track their academic progress Editor TAGSBiological Sciencesbiology studentsengineeringLeaving CertificatelimerickMunsterpractical experimentsProfessor Sean Arkinsscienceteacherstechnical teamUniversity of Limerick Erin Fitzgerald and Hannah Purcell, Ardscoil Mhuire at the biology workshop in University of Limerick.Photo: Sean Curtin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Zoe Roche, Ardscoil Mhuire conducting practical experiments at the University of Limerick.Photo: Sean Curtin 450 Leaving Certificate biology students from all over Munster are getting hands-on experience of the state-of-the-art laboratories at the University of Limerick this week.The Department of Biological Sciences at UL are giving the students an opportunity to conduct the laboratory practical experiments set on the Leaving Certificate Biology curriculum in a third level environment.The Leaving Certificate Biology Practical Sessions were first presented by the Department of Biological Sciences at UL eleven years ago.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Many biology leaving cert students throughout the country do not get the opportunity to actually carry out and practice the experiments included in their course work and a lot of secondary school laboratories simply don’t have the facilities to allow this” explained Professor Sean Arkins of the Department of Biological Sciences, UL.“Our biology laboratories have the most up to date experimental equipment to facilitate in depth research and experimentation.  It’s also a great opportunity for secondary school students to practically engage with the University. NewsEducationBiology students get hands-on experience at University of LimerickBy Editor – January 8, 2018 3099 Facebook WhatsApp Linkedin Amy Noonan and Ciara Clancy from Ardscoil Mhuire, Corbally at the UL biology workshop.Photo: Oisin McHugh Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Ben Heinz, Newport College conducting laboratory practical experiments at the UL biology workshop.Photo: Oisin McHugh Twitter “The departments technical team as well as post graduate students and final year BSc Ed students who will be qualified as second level biology teachers at the end of this semester, will be present in the laboratories to assist students throughout the week and instruct them in conducting the experiments.The biology students will also be given information on programmes offered by the Biological Sciences Department and the Faculty of Science and Engineering at UL.More education news here Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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19 Sep
2020

The Latest: Switzerland soccer players decline payments

first_imgThe Latest: Switzerland soccer players decline payments Formula One says it will furlough half of its staff until the end of May and senior executives will take pay cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic.F1 has postponed eight races so far this season and the Monaco Grand Prix has been canceled.F1 says senior leadership figures will take “voluntary pay cuts while still continuing to work and not in furlough.”CEO Chase Carey will take a “much deeper” pay cut.The McLaren and Williams teams had already put some staff on furlough schemes. McLaren drivers Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz have also taken pay cuts. April 8, 2020 He says “like all businesses we are tremendously affected by the COVID-19 crisis.”He says he is dealing with 150 contracts that are games-related but adds “we have no plans to let any staff go at the moment.”___The track world championships in Eugene, Oregon, have been rescheduled for July 15-24, 2022.The event was pushed back a year because the Tokyo Olympics were delayed until 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press ___The president of the International Paralympic Committee says the body has “cash-flow” problems because of the Olympic and Paralympic postponement until 2021.Andrew Parsons says about 5% of spending is being cut from the IPC’s budget. A 2018 financial report showed a budget of 24 million euros ($25.7 million).Parsons says the problem was due partly to broadcast rights holders who want to delay their payments until the product is delivered.Parsons says it’s not a question of “losing money” but rather some temporary belt tightening. The team was scheduled to play in the now-postponed European Championship in June and had two games in Qatar canceled last month because of the coronavirus pandemic.The shutdown of games has cost the Swiss soccer body millions of dollars.Federation chairman Dominique Blanc says it’s a “magnificent gesture” from the players.Blanc tested positive for the virus three weeks ago.Team captain Stephan Lichtsteiner says “we wanted to set an example and show solidarity.” The season is currently scheduled to begin in France on June 28. F1 management has said it still hopes to hold between 15 and 18 races this year in place of the original 22.___A two-time Olympic finalist in the 800 meters has died after getting infected with the coronavirus.The Italian Olympic Committee says Donato Sabia has died. He was 56.CONI says he is the first Italian Olympian to die with the virus. The track worlds were originally scheduled for Aug. 6-15, 2021.World Athletics president Sebastian Coe says 2022 will be a “bonanza for athletics fans around the world” with the Commonwealth Games beginning in Birmingham, England, only three days after the track worlds.The 2022 Commonwealth Games are scheduled for July 27-Aug. 7 and the multisport European Championship is currently slated for Aug. 11-21 in Munich.World Athletics has also postponed the bidding processes for 2023 World Athletics Series events. They will now open in November 2020.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The players and coach on Switzerland’s national soccer team have declined to take more than 1 million Swiss francs ($1.03 million) of payments that were due from their federation in 2020. Sabia finished fifth in the 800 at the 1984 Los Angeles Games and seventh at the 1988 Seoul Games. He also won the 800 at the 1984 European Indoor Championships.Sabia died in his hometown of Potenza in southern Italy shortly after his father also died from the virus.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

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18 Sep
2020

Powell, Jangoo half-centuries after Joseph bagged five for 41

first_imgGROS ISLET, St Lucia, (CMC) – Opener Kieran Powell and Amir Jangoo struck half-centuries as Leeward Islands Hurricanes carved out a handy lead over Windward Islands Volcanoes, on Saturday’s penultimate day of their day/night third round match.Replying to 138, Hurricanes finished the day at the Darren Sammy National Stadium on 234 for five – a lead of 96 heading into yesterday’s final day.The opening day of the contest on Thursday was abandoned due to heavy rain with Friday’s second day limited to only 44 overs.Powell top-scored with 69 and fellow left-hander Jangoo was unbeaten on 51, while Jaison Peters chipped in with 39 not out to form the foundation of the Hurricanes innings.Test pacer Alzarri Joseph had earlier finished with five for 41 and new-ball partner Sheeno Berridge, four for 39, as Volcanoes lost their last four wickets for 45 runs.Veteran opener Devon Smith top-scored with 49 and Alick Athanaze chipped in with 23 but no other batsman passed 15.Powell then anchored successive half-century stands to give Hurricanes a solid start, putting on 57 with Montcin Hodge (10) for the first wicket and adding a further 60 for the second wicket with Devon Thomas who made 23.Powell struck nine fours off 119 balls in just about 2-¼ hours before he was one of three wickets to fall for for six runs in the space of 20 deliveries, to leave Hurricanes on 123 for four.Jangoo then propped up the innings, first in a 26-run stand with captain Jahmar Hamilton (11) and then in an unbroken sixth wicket stand of 85 with Peters.Trinidadian Jangoo has so far faced 82 balls in just over 2-¼ hours and struck five fours.Caption: Test pacer Alzarri Joseph finished with five for 41.last_img read more

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