Regeneron advises students to focus on STEM subjects

first_imgTwitter 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 Advertisementcenter_img 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 AUTHORlast_img read more

Fed: Household Debt Increases

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Fed: Household Debt Increases The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Fed: Household Debt Increases in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Tagged with: Household Debt Mortgage Debt New York Fed Student Loans Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Comment Period for Amendments to CFPB’s TILA/RESPA Rules Open Until March 16 Next: DS News Webcast: Wednesday 2/18/2015 Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to DSNews.com, he is also the online editor for DS News’ sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago February 17, 2015 1,281 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Americans stepped up their borrowing in the fourth quarter, with mortgage activity leading other categories.The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Tuesday that outstanding household debt increased $117 billion from the third quarter of last year to the fourth, putting total indebtedness at about $11.8 trillion as of the end of 2014.Balances went up across most categories, led by a $39 billion increase in mortgage debt to a total of $8.2 trillion. Student loan debt—a commonly cited obstacle for recent college graduates interested in owning a home—followed closely, increasing $31 billion to a total of $1.2 trillion.As student debt rose, delinquencies worsened, with about 11.3 percent at least 90 days past due compared to 11.1 percent at the end of Q3.”Although we’ve seen an overall improvement in delinquency rates since the Great Recession, the increasing trend in student loan balances and delinquencies is concerning,” said Donghoon Lee, research officer at the New York Fed. “Student loan delinquencies and repayment problems appear to be reducing borrowers’ ability to form their own households.”Mortgage originations, measured as appearances of new mortgage balances and refinance mortgages, increased to $355 billion, still low by historical standards, the New York Fed said.Among other findings: both auto loan and credit card debt also increased, rising $21 billion and $20 billion, respectively. Outstanding debt for home equity lines of credit fell, meanwhile, dropping $2 billion to a total of $510 billion.Meanwhile, the number of credit inquiries within six months—tracked as a gauge of demand for consumer credit—increased by 4 million quarter-over-quarter, reaching 175 million. Related Articles Share Save Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Tory Barringer Household Debt Mortgage Debt New York Fed Student Loans 2015-02-17 Tory Barringer Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

Parking lots are subject of concerns

first_imgSome California Science Center board members expressed concerns over leasing of the Coliseum to USC to the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday and Thursday.A Science Center board vote will determine if USC can have control of the Exposition Park parking lots. Though some board members wanted to quickly vote on the issue, others are wary after scandals related to management of the Coliseum and of possible ill effects to museum attendance.Three members of the Coliseum Commission, two rave promoters and a contractor were indicted on corruption charges last year. USC got control of the Coliseum lease in May, but in July the Times and a public interest group sued the Coliseum Commission with allegations that it violated transparency laws by negotiating USC’s lease in secret and withholding certain stadium documents. The commission denied the allegations and the suit is pending.Science Center Board Chairman Robert L. Stein told the Times that he would have opposed allowing the commission to run the stadium if he had known about the alleged corruption.On the other hand, William Chadwick, who has sat on the museum and Coliseum boards for several years, said USC should get control of the parking lots and that the vote should be held without delay.“In my view, a public hearing is unnecessary, inappropriate and of questionable legal validity,” Chadwick told the Times.Science Center President Jeffery Rudolph said he had concerns over parking and USC’s use of the stadium for events other than football games, such as soccer games and concerts.“We can’t function without parking,” Rudolph told the Times. “I’m talking about the ability to ensure there’s parking available for school buses for children coming to the Science Center … the African American Museum, the Natural History Museum and for families that come here.”The temporary manager of the Coliseum disputed some of Rudolph’s claims to the Times.A public hearing is scheduled for Oct. 3.last_img read more

UPDATE: TBJH Bomb Threat

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisA Thunder Bay Junior High student could be facing some serious charges after a prank gone wrong.On may 25th around 1pm, a written bomb threat was discovered in a boys bathroom stall at the school. The building was evacuated immediately for the safety of staff and students.A sweep by the Michigan State Police bomb-detecting dog determined that the threat was not credible. After reviewing security camera footage and conducting interviews, the student responsible for the threat has been identified as a 7th grader. Since the 13-year-old male is a juvenile his name will not be released.It is said that the child has no previous criminal history. An incident report has been sent to the Alpena County Prosecuting Office, requesting criminal charges against the child for making a terrorist threat and or false report of terrorism.According to Lieutenant Bob LaBarge of the Alpena County Sheriffs Office, for an adult this is a felony offense, punishable by up to 20 years, up to $20,000 and or a combination of both.If found guilty, the student also faces sanctions from the school district as appropriate under district policy and state statute. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Fitness Friday: How Shakes Benefit Your Body and Helps With Weight lossNext June Residential Yard Waste Weeklast_img read more

New Lakers star Anthony Davis – what you need to know

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Here’s what you need to know about Anthony Davis, the newest Lakers superstar, whom the team agreed to acquire Saturday from the New Orleans Pelicans for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks – including the No. 4 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA draft.ANTHONY MARSHON DAVIS JR.Age: 26 (born March 11, 1993)Height/weight: 6-foot-10, 255 poundsPosition: Forward/center AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersDrafted: Davis was selected with the first overall pick of the 2012 NBA Draft by New Orleans (known as the Hornets, at the time)2018-19 Stats: 25.9 ppg, 12.0 rpg, 3.9 apg, 1.6 steals, 2.4 blocks, 51.7 FG pct; 33.1 3-point pct.; 79.4 FT pct.Career Stats: 23.7 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.4 steals, 2.4 blocks, 51.7 FG pct, 31.4 3-point pct., 79.5 FT pct.Notable: Davis is a six-time NBA All-Star and has been named to three All-NBA First Teams and three NBA All-Defensive Teams. He also earned a gold medal playing for the U.S. at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. … He played one season of college basketball at Kentucky, leading the Wildcats to the national championship. He was the Consensus National Player of the Year, the NABC Defensive Player of the Year, set the NCAA Division I freshman single-season record for blocked shots (186) and was named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament. … He was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team after the 2012-2013 season, then became an All-Star in his second season, when he led the league in blocked shots per game (2.8). He is the youngest player to score at least 59 points in an NBA game. … In 2017, he was the NBA All-Star Game MVP after setting an All-Star Game scoring record of 52 points. … Davis has played in 13 playoff games, but he never won one until he led the Pelicans to a stunning first-round sweep of Portland last spring. In the Game 4 clincher, he scored 33 of his franchise playoff-record 47 points in the second half. … He was named to the NBA’s All-Defensive First Team for the first time last season after he led the league in blocked shots (2.6 per game) for the third time in his career. … On Jan. 28, Davis informed the Pelicans he would not sign the super-max contract extension (worth approximately $240 million) only they can offer him this summer and requested a trade. He is eligible to become a free agent by opting out of the final year of his contract in the summer of 2020.Did you know? Davis trademarked his unibrow sayings “Fear The Brow” and “Raise The Brow” in June of 2012.last_img read more