Twitter Leaving Cert and Junior Cert orals and practical exams cancelled Previous articleTime for reparationNext articleScrap metal fire poses serious health risks Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Comment: NAPD on the cancellation of the Junior and Leaving Certificate Oral and Practical Exams Facebook STEPS Engineers Week kicking off in Limerick this weekend Regeneron’s Ed Keogh, Aidan Neville and Mike Lynch putting the finishing touches to the Learning Hub revamp.Students returning to school or starting their third level education should focus on technology and science subjects, a leading Limerick company has advised.Regeneron is highlighting the benefits of studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) through its sponsorship of a local initiative, the Learning Hub (formerly St. Martin’s Centre) in Thomondgate. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The company is Ireland’s largest scale bulk biologics production facility and is based in Raheen Business Park with more than 800 full time staff.Regeneron is actively committed to supporting STEM development in local education through various community initiatives. One of its key focuses has been its sponsorship of the Science Hub within the Learning Hub. This is the first initiative of its kind in Limerick and works with primary school children from fourth to sixth class, along with their teachers and parents, to deliver engaging and exciting experiences of STEM subjects.The Science Hub runs four main project strands which cover a range of age groups such as science magic shows, Science Hub school projects, Science Hub after-school and public engagement projects. This year’s Leaving Certificate results showed a five per cent increase in the numbers studying STEM subjects at higher level when compared to 2016, with more than one third of students sitting the higher-level Maths paper.Regeneron Vice President Fred Austin believes that STEM participation needs to increase even further to meet future demand nationally.“A proven way to encourage more participation is by ensuring students are exposed to STEM learning at a younger age. An increase in the number of students studying STEM subjects in school is of vital importance for Regeneron and companies within the STEM sector and also to ensure Ireland avoids a national skills shortage in these areas in the future”. “At Regeneron, we recognise the positive benefits of engaging with young people to encourage interest and a passion from an early age in the STEM sector. The Science hub allows primary school children to learn about science in a fun and engaging way that encourages imagination, intrigue and interest. Creating this curious mindset in young people is key to opening up a whole world of future opportunities.” As well as sponsoring the Science Hub, Regeneron’s Facilities team spent time over the summer giving the entire Learning Hub building and its grounds a complete revamp. Learning Hub chairperson Gillian Barry said, “Environment helps to shape behaviour, to uplift, motivate, engage and inspire. Thanks to Regeneron the Learning Hub is once again an inspiring yellow beacon of light right in the heart of the community”.Click here for more education news. Ahead of International Women in Engineering Day, Engineers Ireland calls for students to consider CAO options Limerick Post Show | Homemade tripods Advertisement Email TAGSengineeringFred AustinGillian BarryLeaving CertificateMathsRaheen Business ParkRegeneronscienceScience HubSt Martin’s CentreSTEMTechnologythe Learning Hubthomondgate NewsEducationRegeneron advises students to focus on STEM subjectsBy Bernie English – August 29, 2018 7586 Linkedin WhatsApp Online registration for Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades opens Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Amanda Thomas Amanda is founder and president of TwoScore, a firm that channels her passion for the credit union mission and people to help credit unions under $100 million in assets reach … Web: www.twoscore.com Details Hi, my name is Amanda and I am a credit union junkie. “Hi, Amanda!” I believe that credit unions have the best brand story and the best value proposition of any industry. According to this article by the Harvard Business Review, 64% of consumers have relationships with a particular brand because of shared values with that brand.What are the shared values of credit unions you may ask? Here are the main points:Not-for-profit financial cooperativesDemocratically-controlled by volunteer boardsCommunity focusedCollaboration with other credit unionsDid you know that you have brand values even if you don’t know you do? How your credit union makes organizational decisions, how it hires, how it fires, how it chooses to put (or not put) members first…those are all directed by a core set of beliefs that certain things are more important above all else. We help people. In all walks of life. We help them stand taller by giving them access to credit when they don’t even want to face a financial institution for the embarrassment of being rejected for a loan or checking account. We help people feel relief and happiness when they can more quickly go about their day because they know their local credit union has their back. If we save them time on their banking errands (because that’s what we are – an errand), we have won. And, more importantly, we have helped our members win. The second part of this important equation is brand experience. If you are good at living your credit union’s personal values, your brand experience will be an extension of that. An awesome brand experience doesn’t necessarily require a hefty budget. What it does require is human resources, and that is the best resource available to credit unions. Our employees are what makes our credit unions so great. Rates are a benefit of membership, not the reason to do business with you. Want your marketing to stand out and help your credit union shine? Focus on your why. Focus on your story. Your brand values and brand experience will help you tell it. Because, at the center is your “why.”
Do you want to go to Australia? If you are an alumnus from the University of California or the University of Hawaii or just a fan of these schools, you have the perfect opportunity. They will be opening their 2016 seasons by playing in Sydney, Australia. There is good and bad in this as far as I am concerned.The good is that it introduces American college football to other parts of the world. They will be guaranteed a large audience, so this should bring a few dollars in to pay expenses. Of course, there is a bad part to the whole situation. I can guess what a trip for two to Australia would cost for a fan, but I can’t even imagine what it is going to cost these two teams to make that trip! How is the bill going to be paid?You know that the Cincinnati Bengals will be playing the Washington Redskins in London this year. These games have proven a boon for pro football because the crowds are enormous. Europe wants to see American pro-football as well as Futbol (soccer). The pro franchises are equipped to cover these expenses so it is seldom a hardship on the pro teams that go over to England. I just think it is extravagant to take college teams that far.
Martin O’Neill’s side face Bosnia Herzegovina in Zenica tonight in the first leg of their playoff. The manager must decide who starts up front, with just three strikers available as Shane Long is injured and John Walters is suspended.Kick off in Zenica is at 7.45. Ireland’s Under 21’s and Under 19’s are both in Euro qualifier action this afternoon. Noel King’s Under 21’s face Lithuania in Vilnius from 4.30While Paul Doolin’s Under 19’s begin their group 1 campaign with a meeting with Slovenia at Galway’s Eamonn Deacy Park.