Limerick researcher makes quick work of three-sis

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp Advertisement Twitter Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSeducationhealthlimerickNewsResearch Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleLA band to make a tour documentary in LimerickNext articleGovernment report claims Limerick parents pay €159 a week for childcare Alan Jacques center_img Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick PhD student James Blackwell from Ballyneety.Photo: Sean Lydon.IT took a Limerick student just three minutes to explain the intricacies of finding brain tumours by ultrasound.James Blackwell from Ballineety was rewarded for his inventiveness when he was declared overall winner of this year’s NUI Galway’s Three-sis competition.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The fast-paced event featured three-minute talks by 12 researchers who shared the story of their research using just three presentation slides, in front of three judges and a voting audience.James took the overall award for his bite-sized talk ‘Finding brain tumours using ultrasound’.The Limerick man is a PhD candidate split between the School of Physics and School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics at NUI Galway. His research involves using ultrasound to create stiffness maps of the brain. These can help surgeons to identify brain tumours and other diseases. His work is supported by the Irish Research Council.The Threesis competition was initiated at NUI Galway in 2012. It is open to all research students and postdoctoral researchers at NUI Galway. Finalists included undergraduate students, PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers from across all Colleges on campus.Videos of the three winning presentations are available at NewsEducationHealthLimerick researcher makes quick work of three-sisBy Alan Jacques – December 27, 2018 1680 Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebooklast_img read more

Union deal is GNER’s retention route

first_img Comments are closed. Train operator GNER is hoping a union partnership deal will help reduceturnover among its customer-facing staff by 5 per cent. The partnership deal, signed last week, includes a move to reduce theworking week to 35 hours by January 2003. Staff turnover among the firm’s 2,000 customer-facing staff stands at 15 percent. The agreement with the RMT, Transport Salaried Staffs Association and theAEEU, and a second deal with ASLEF, covers 2,500 of GNER’s 3,000 employees. Mike Goodie, GNER HR director, said, “We see the partnership deal as away of improving staff turnover, sickness rates and creativity and innovation. “We are not happy with it [staff turnover] at this level. The nature ofthe job is that it is a rewarding, but a very hard job – staff are on theirfeet all day and have to deal with customers.” The partnership will look at improving training and development in a bid toprovide a better work environment and produce a more committed workforce. Goodie thinks the partnership is the perfect opportunity to improve peoplemanagement skills of line managers and prove the importance of HR to thebusiness. “It is a huge opportunity to demonstrate the value of good HR skills tothe bottom line,” he said. The agreement will be driven forward by a joint partnership steering groupmade up of employee representatives and GNER managers. Previous Article Next Article Union deal is GNER’s retention routeOn 4 Dec 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Unbeaten Amazon Warriors deal heavy defeat to struggling Tallawahs

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Red-hot Guyana Amazon Warriors extended their unbeaten start to the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) season while inflicting yet another blow to Jamaica Tallawahs’ playoff hopes, with a commanding 81-run victory here Wednesday night.Sent in at Sabina Park, Amazon Warriors marched to 218 for six off their 20 overs – their highest ever CPL total – with captain Shoaib Malik top-scoring with a classy unbeaten 67 off 37 deliveries and Brandon King slamming 59 off 37 deliveries in front of his home crowd.In reply, Tallawahs got 40 apiece from New Zealander Glenn Phillips and explosive all-rounder Andre Russell but the hosts struggled to keep up with the demanding required run rate and were eventually bundled out for 137 in the 18th over.Russell, in his first game following an injury layoff after being struck in the head against St Lucia Zouks a week ago, kept Tallawahs in the contest in a 60-run fifth-wicket stand with Phillips.But once Russell slapped fast bowler Odean Smith to Shoaib at cover in the 13th over, all hope of a Tallawahs comeback diminished as the run chase unravelled quickly.Fast-bowling all-rounder Keemo Paul recovered from a difficult start to take three for 34 while leg-spinners Imran Tahir (2-21) and Qais Ahmad (2-35) snatched wickets too.The win for the visitors was their fifth on the trot, securing them sole possession of first place in the standings on 10 points.Tallawahs, meanwhile, suffered their fifth defeat in six games to remain bottom on two points, and now need to win their remaining four games to guarantee themselves a place in the top four.Amazon Warriors stumbled early when Chandrapaul Hemraj (1) skied English seamer Jade Dernbach (2-50) to mid-wicket in the second over but a series of strong partnerships stabilised the innings while keeping it ticking along at a healthy run rate.First, King combined in a 69-run, second-wicket stand with left-hander Shimron Hetmyer, who stroked 44 off 25 deliveries with six fours and two sixes.When Hetmyer missed a swing at medium pacer Dwayne Smith and was bowled in the ninth over, Shoaib arrived to further marshal the innings.The Pakistani right-hander struck six fours and three sixes, posting 43 for the third with King and a further 53 for the fourth with Nicholas Pooran (20).King was eventually third out in the 13th over after striking four fours and half-dozen sixes, taken on the ropes at mid-wicket off off-spinner Ramaal Lewis.Facing an uphill task, talisman Chris Gayle perished in the second over for seven, caught at short third man off Tahir trying to cart the South African for a second successive leg-side six.And when Chadwick Walton sliced a Tahir full toss to cover in the fourth over, he became one of three wickets to fall for 17 runs to leave the hosts tottering on 51 for four in the eighth over.Facing a required run rate of nearly 13-½ runs per over, Russell attempted to rescue the innings, smashing three fours and three sixes in a 19-ball cameo. Phillips, meanwhile, faced 32 deliveries and counted two fours and two sixes.The breakthrough came when Smith claimed Russell with the fourth ball of his first over, sparking the collapse which saw the last six wickets fall for 26 runs.last_img read more

SMP eGaming ‘seeks individuality’ with Amber Gaming rebrand

first_img IoM Digital appoints Chris Kissack as esports lead  July 22, 2020 Share Submit BetConstruct granted Isle of Man B2B Software Supplier Licence April 15, 2019 Isle of Man compliance advisory SMP Partners has confirmed that it will rebrand its gaming division to ‘Amber Gaming’ after it was presented with ‘an incredible opportunity to carve out its own identity and forge ahead with its own plans for growth’.Under the rebrand, the products and services offered by Amber Gaming will include licensing consultancy, compliance 365, ISO and GDPR consultancy, risk and AML frameworks, problem gambling and effectiveness reviews, ongoing advisory and support, corporate management and administration, book-keeping and accountancy. In addition, Amber Gaming will offer training via the Amber Gaming Compliance Academy.The firm will be spearheaded by a senior management team that includes managing director Ted Pepper and directors Jade Zorab, Matthew Robins and Karen Yates.Pepper explained: “I want to take this opportunity to thank the entire Amber Gaming team for their hard work and dedication to help get us to this pivotal moment. Amber Gaming has been born from their outstanding customer service, knowledge of the industry and their enthusiasm to make us the best possible business we can be.“With this fantastic team behind us, I’m very confident that Amber Gaming is going to be a huge success and we look forward to working with our clients and partners to help them to set, meet and exceed standards across core aspects of their business, from licensing and ongoing compliance, full management and more.”Products and services will be offered by or available through the Amber Gaming group of companies to all online gambling organisations.Amber Gaming will also offer specialised corporate structuring, management and accounting services to the esports industry, following the hire of a dedicated industry specialist last year. Related Articles Share SMP eGaming expands its board following high demand in 2019 November 15, 2019 StumbleUponlast_img read more