Something hot on the menu for Limerick DEIS schools

first_imgTwitter Facebook BusinessNewsSomething hot on the menu for Limerick DEIS schoolsBy Staff Reporter – November 29, 2020 646 Email Print Previous articleFox Jaw join strong lineup for Other Voices Festival (streaming)Next articleGardai shut down potentially “lethal” sulky race gather in foggy and dark conditions off N20 Limerick Cork road Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.iecenter_img Advertisement WhatsApp Tara from freshtoday.ieTHERE was great excitement in St Michael’s Infant School Sexton Street this week as they trialled the new hot food initiative being made available to DEIS schools nationwide.In the recent Budget, Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty announced that hot meals will be available to an additional 35,000 children nationwide.  Currently, all children in DEIS schools availing of funding are eligible to receive a cold lunch, with the option now to apply for hot food funding.In an effort to showcase the seamless transition to hot food, Freshtoday school meal providers have been providing school staff nationwide with their tasty hot samples, to great effect.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up St Michael’s School Principal Tracey Tobin said they introduced the Fresh Today range in September and the feedback from parents was extremely positive.“The standard of the lunches is to be commended and the vast majority of our students avail of the scheme. The staff were recently treated to a sample of their hot food options and we were all very impressed by the equally high standard of the food, so much so, that we have now applied to be part of the pilot scheme which will be rolled out next year.“As a principal and a parent, I am very excited about this hot food initiative, and with the wide range of food options to choose from, I am very confident it will meet the dietary requirements of all of the children,” Ms Tobin said.Managing Director of Freshtoday for the West/South West Tony Mulcahy said they were delighted to introduce their quality hot meals service to Limerick Schools.“Not only are we providing an exceptional level of nutrition, we are also the only providers doing so in a fully compostable manner. We offer a quality service that cares for both the child and the environment,” he explained.With hot meals for primary school children a standard in the UK and Europe, it looks like this initiative will be a positive addition to the Irish school community.If your school wishes to avail of a free hot tasting for staff,  call 061-475996 or email [email protected] Linkedinlast_img read more

New, Industry-Leading Data Center and Campus Open Networking Products

first_imgThe networking industry is undergoing disruptive change and Dell EMC is leading the way. A few years back, we challenged the status quo with our Open Networking initiative, breaking the proprietary links between networking hardware and software. This opened the doors to a whole new market for networking hardware and software, granting enterprise, web and service providers more choice and capability than ever before.Today, we continue to lead the industry with the announcement of new high-performance switching platforms and a new release of our Linux-based network operating system, OS10. These new, enhanced products for Open Networking will help customers enable flexibility, lower IT costs and speed return on investment. A recent total cost of ownership (TCO) from ACG Research, partially funded by Dell EMC, showed how a prominent Tier 1 service provider was able to reduce the 5-year TCO on their infrastructure by using an open architecture.For the data center, the new S5148F-ON switch is Dell EMC’s first 25G top-of-rack Open Networking switch, part of the “Better Together” story with new Dell EMC PowerEdge 14G servers shipping with native 25G support.  Additionally, the 100G uplinks are designed for 100G fabric connectivity accelerating rack-to-rack (east-west) network traffic.  This is ideal for cloud and web-scale customers looking to maximize application and service performance.The new S4100-ON series is our latest family of multi-functional, top-of-rack data center Open Networking switches optimized for high densities of 10G fiber/copper or Fibre Channel 8/16/32 server and storage converged LAN/SAN within racks.  All of these switches include the high-performance 100G uplink ports for inter-rack communications.  Also included in this family is the S4148U, a new unified switch for both Ethernet and Fibre Channel traffic. This Open Networking switch pushes the upper limits of Fibre channel connectivity helping to optimize support with 32G Fibre channel for customers who want to further converge local area network (LAN) and storage area network (SAN) solutions.The S5100-ON and S4100-ON are the first to ship standard with OS10 Enterprise Edition, Dell EMC’s new flagship networking operating system. Leveraging open source technologies from the Linux Foundation and Open Compute Project, OS10 Enterprise Edition is a next-generation, modular and programmable network operating system designed for both traditional networking and DevOps environments.The OS10 Enterprise Edition package provides complete layer 2 and layer 3 networking functionality but also allows customers to easily customize the software for different environments. Customer can integrate additional open source capabilities, add 3rd party Linux applications, or develop their own software using standard Linux and DevOps tools.Complementing these announcements, Dell EMC also expanded its Open Networking offerings for the campus with the Dell EMC N1100-ON series, a new family of energy-efficient and cost-effective switches. The series includes a number of fanless switches in half and full width options, Power over Ethernet (POE) and non-POE versions, and port configurations from 10/100/1000Mbps to 1/10GbE.   The N1100-ON series switches are designed to pair with Aerohive’s HiveManager NG – a next-generation cloud-based management solution that greatly simplifies end-user wired and wireless access, setting a new standard for network convergence by bringing enterprise-class management to the public or private cloud.Our mission at Dell EMC Networking is to ensure our customers – regardless of size – derive the fullest value out of their networking investments. As such, we will continue to introduce proven end-to-end open networking solutions, comprehensive global services and a vision that sets the pace in a rapidly changing industry. Find out how we can help you and your network.last_img read more

Bills Open Training Camp Following Early Setbacks

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Buffalo Bills Logo.BUFFALO — After a series of coronavirus pandemic-related setbacks, the Buffalo Bills are moving forward with their official start to training camp.All 80 players have reported for camp, according to general manager Brandon Beane, and veterans began acclimating to their new environment at the team’s Orchard Park facilities on Saturday.Beane and coach Sean McDermott spoke Sunday on a Zoom conference call for the first time since camp activities began.“We’ve got to be smart,” McDermott said. “It’s important that we onboard these players and staff in the right way with a methodical approach. … There’s a lot of planning, and we’ve got to be razor-sharp on that end.” It’s been a bumpy road to this point, with the Bills experiencing several hiccups along the way.The Bills sent their rookies home on Thursday after five players tested positive for the coronavirus, electing to conduct virtual meetings instead as an additional precaution.Two players — starting defensive tackle Star Lotulelei and cornerback E.J. Gaines — have opted out of the upcoming season; Beane announced on Sunday that Gaines opted out because of family reasons. Right guard Jon Feliciano, who was one of Buffalo’s best offensive linemen in 2019, recently underwent surgery for a torn pectoral muscle and is out indefinitely.Beane and McDermott have taken a methodical, step-by-step approach ever since arriving in Buffalo four years ago. That has resulted in two trips to the playoffs and has Buffalo hoping to dethrone New England in the AFC East following Tom Brady’s departure to Tampa Bay.They hope that approach also proves beneficial in these uncertain, unprecedented times.“We were just trying to be smart and make sure we had our arms around it,” Beane said of the decision to send rookies home. “This is something that we’re learning everyday as you see across the country and we’re no different. And we’re just trying to keep it (contained) …“And there may be more days where we say, ‘Hey, we’ve got a couple guys popped up, they’ve been around another 15-20 guys. Let’s just send everybody home, let another round of tests come in and make sure we’re good.’ Because we’re trying to take the long view, similar to how we’re trying to build this team. As much as we want to be out there every day, we’d rather lose one day or two days than lose 10-14, half our team or anything like that.”“I just know that there’s no playbook for this out there,” McDermott said. “I can’t stress that enough. When we did send the rookies home the other day, I received multiple calls, as did Brandon, from multiple people around the league. … We want to be smart. We want to be responsible and as I try and communicate to our players and our staff, safety is always No. 1.”One positive for the Bills did come on Saturday when receiver Stefon Diggs arrived at the team’s facilities for the first time. The Bills acquired Diggs in a blockbuster trade with the Minnesota Vikings earlier this offseason.“It’s good to see Stefon,” McDermott said. “We saw him yesterday a little bit with the physical. I didn’t get much time to spend with him but it is good to see him, good to meet him in person and for him to meet his teammates in person and just be around each other.”Buffalo also took additional steps on Sunday to boost the positions affected by their two opt-outs.The Bills signed cornerback Akeem King and defensive tackle Niles Scott. King has played in 34 games and entered the league as a seventh-round pick of the Atlanta Falcons in 2015. Scott has played in six games and entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the San Francisco 49ers in 2018.last_img read more

Trump to cut Fed aid for college loans, credit unions have solution

first_img continue reading » 25SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr President Trump is planning massive cuts to programs that have helped millions of Americans get affordable college loans, and plans to eliminate a program that offers limited debt forgiveness for some people who go to work for nonprofits.However, credit unions might help ease the impact through expansion of private loan and refinance programs, a student loan CUSO official said.The Washington Post reported Thursday on Education Department documents dated May 23 — the date the White House is expected to announce its education budget.The budget proposal calls for a $9.2 billion cut to the department, or 13.6 percent of the spending level Congress approved last month for programs from kindergarten to college. That amount is net of at least $1.7 billion in increased spending for new K-12 programs to encourage school vouchers and school choice programs.last_img read more

Students protest anti-LGBTQ group

first_imgJames Witmer, a graduate student studying social work, applauded the diversity of the crowd.  “There were no problems, no arrest,” Assistant Chief David Carlisle said. “DPS loosely monitored the situation, as did LAPD, but there was no law enforcement action taken or necessary.” More than 50 students and faculty protested an off-campus Westboro Baptist Church demonstration along Exposition Boulevard and Vermont Avenue Monday. Protesters wore rainbow-colored attire and carried signs that read “Love not hate” and “God loves.”  In a statement to the Daily Trojan, USC recognized the church’s First Amendment rights but criticized its message.  Another longtime church member,  Sam’s mother Shirley Phelps-Roper, emphasized the urgency of the protest to help save the souls of students. Natalie Lee, a senior majoring in music industry, emphasized the importance of demonstrating LGBTQ pride to the surrounding community.  “And so, what should we do?” Phelps-Roper said in an interview with the Daily Trojan. “If we don’t warn you, your blood will be on our hands at The Judgment.”  “That’s where things are being taught: in the churches, in the schools … and it’s been wholly given over to sodomy, to fornication, to adultery,” said in an interview to the Daily Trojan Sam Phelps-Roper, an elder at the church. All of those things have become normalized, starting in the schools, starting in the churches, and it’s shameful.” Across the street from the church protest, the Queer and Ally Student Assembly, Trojan Advocates for Political Progress and OUTreach co-sponsored a counter-protest in collaboration with the LGBT Resource Center.  Vargas, who grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, said that the counter-protest empowered people whose home environments were less welcoming of LGBTQ identities and who found a community at USC. Two Department of Public Safety officers were present at the counter-protest to ensure students’ safety. “USC has zero tolerance for discrimination and bigotry of any kind,” the statement read. “Every member of the Trojan Family is treasured. We value inclusion and equity for all.”  “It’s so great to see everyone who is of the LGBTQ community come together for something that we all need to stand up for,” Vargas said. Maria Eberhart, Beatrice Gao, Mia Ross and Ignacio Ventura-Maqueda Jr. contributed to this report. Participating in the protest felt personal for many students. Amelia Horney, a freshman majoring in composition, said the demonstration allowed her to better express her identity.center_img “It’s really important to promote positivity, because the Westboro Baptist Church is such a hateful group that’s trying to spread negativity,” King said. “We just want to be there to support the groups that they’re trying to marginalize.”  QuASA Executive Director Steven Vargas, led protesters in chants of “Love trumps hate” and “Homophobia has got to go,” as the group chanted gospel parodies of popular LGBTQ-positive songs like “Same Love” by rapper Macklemore and “Girls Like Girls” by gay musician Hayley Kiyoko, replacing lyrics with Bible verses and slurs targeting the community.  The LGBT Resource Center held a safe space at the Student Union to provide a place to congregate for students who felt threatened by the protest. “We are accepting of everybody, no matter what your intersectionality is and your culture and who you identify with,” Witmer said. “We’re here to stay, and we accept every culture and every individual that there is.” “I’ve felt extremely invisible because of what I look like; I’m a femme lesbian and people think that I look like I’m straight,” Horney said. “I want to make sure that everyone else feels like no matter where they’re from, no matter what they look like, [they] can feel safe to be their most authentic self.” Steven Vargas, executive director of the Queer and Ally Student Assembly, led protesters in chants of “Love trumps hate” and “Homophobia has to go” at Exposition Boulevard and Vermont Avenue. (Emily Sagen | Daily Trojan) “We’re on the streets of L.A., and all of these people are passing by on their morning commutes and everything, and I think it’s important for them to see as well that we are here, we are queer,” Lee said. “We exist, and there’s power in numbers.” Vargas said he was impressed by the student turnout.  “When we’re in our own hometown or wherever we grew up in, it’s just us, and we’re alone,” Vargas said. “Being able to stand up [to] this type of hate that we’ve lived with our entire lives together as a community is very powerful.”  Westboro Baptist, a group from Kansas known for its rallying against the LGBTQ community, picketed the Oscars Sunday near the Dolby Theater and stayed in Los Angeles through Monday to preach their message at USC and other schools in the area including UCLA, Alexander Hamilton High School and Manual Arts High School. The six church members who were not allowed to protest on campus, chose to protest the “sinful” behaviors of USC students.  Kaitlyn King, a junior majoring in international relations, said she came to the protest to protect marginalized groups. “We offered the physical space but also the communal area where people are able to come together and just be with each other and know that no matter what, they are loved, they are cared for and that they matter,” said Blaise Guerriero, the graduate assistant of the LGBT Resource Center. Onlookers expressed support for the counter-protest, honking car horns and waving at the crowd of students. last_img read more

Wellington police notes: Friday, Jan. 11 – Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013

first_imgSaturday, January 12, 2013•12:38 p.m. Melissa Diann O’Neal, 44, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with theft.•2:28  p.m. Kristie M. Franks, 25, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with theft and criminal use of a financial card.•12:50 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1700 block E. 16th, Wellington, involving a vehicle operated by Edith G. Haskins, 71, Wellington and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Wesley T. Foster, Wellington. Wellington Police Notes for Friday, Jan. 11 to Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013Friday, January 11, 2013•10:05 a.m. Officers took a miscellaneous report in the 300 block S. Washington, Wellington.•11 a.m. Officers took a report of found property of a bicycle in the 400 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•11:09 a.m. Frank C. Arebalo, 55, Wellington was arrested on a Sumner County Bench Warrant for Probation Violation. (confined).•12:20 p.m. Officers investigated a battery of a known suspect in the 1700 block E. 16th, Wellington.•5:44 p.m. Officers investigated a battery in the 1100 block W. Edgewood, Wellington.•9:55 p.m. Clarence E. Newell, 93, Wellington, was issued a notice to appear charged with expired registration and no proof of insurance. Sunday, January 13, 2013•12:45 a.m.  Aaron G. Ray, 20, Tonkawa, Okla. was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 60 mph in a 45 mph zone.  (radar)•10:34 a.m. Patricia J. Zeka, 58, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 49 mph in a 30 mph speed zone.•1:43 p.m. Officers took a report of an animal bite of a known owner in the 400 block E. 7th, Wellington.•3:32 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 100 block W. Botkin, Wellington.•5:02 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of gasoline in the 1100 block W. 8th, Wellington.last_img read more