Gardai appealing for information following arson attack in Portarlington

first_img Facebook Rugby By Alan Hartnett – 3rd April 2018 Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Home News Crime Gardai appealing for information following arson attack in Portarlington NewsCrime RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad “I’m appealing to anyone who would have been in a nearby car park or in the location at the time and saw vehicles leaving and going to the scene at the time to let us know.“Nothing was taken, it was just arson. But it could have closed down the surgery on the doctor.”SEE ALSO – UPDATED: Laois man the victim of a serious assault in Carlow Pinterest Facebook Council center_img TAGSarsonDr WhitePortlarlington Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Previous articleIn Pictures: Townscape exhibition proving to be a big hitNext articleGardai following ‘definite line of inquiry’ as Laois man remains in hospital Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. WhatsApp WhatsApp Community Twitter Pinterest Gardai are appealing for information following an arson attack in Portarlington.Speaking on Midlands 103, Crime Prevention Officer Graham Kavanagh revealed that the incident took place on Saturday March 31.Dr White’s surgery had the back door of its premises set on fire.He said: “Around 9.30pm early enough in the evening, an individual or individuals set fire to the rear door of Dr White’s Surgery on Station Road in Portarlington.“It caused smoke damage and it was lucky enough it didn’t cause any major structural damage to the building. Gardai appealing for information following arson attack in Portarlingtonlast_img read more

Incredible Mountrath CS crowned Leinster Junior ‘A1’ hurling champions

first_img Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Incredible Mountrath CS crowned Leinster Junior ‘A1’ hurling champions By Alan Hartnett – 14th November 2018 Home Sport GAA Incredible Mountrath CS crowned Leinster Junior ‘A1’ hurling champions SportGAAHurling SEE ALSO – Farcical U-19 football championship creates plenty of food for thought Facebook Previous articleFarcical U-19 football championship creates plenty of food for thoughtNext articleWATCH: Conroy’s Republic of Ireland claim Victory Shield win over Wales Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Community Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Twitter Mountrath CS 1-11 Ardscoil Ris 1-9 (Dublin)Top Oil Leinster PP Sch Jun H “A1”  Leinster Final   Mountrath CS have been crowned Leinster Junior ‘A1’ hurling champions following an incredible victory by these young men in Carlow IT this afternoon.Mountrath, who defeated St Brendan’s Birr to win the ‘Rest of Leinster’ title last week, were pushed all the way by Dublin side Ardscoil Ris but late points from Adam Kirwan got them over the line.The Trumera ace hit nine points in last weeks’ game and his haul of seven here proved crucial once again.Mountrath, who have Laois and Slieve Bloom hurler Ben Conroy as part of the management team, got a great start to this one with two early points from tricky forward Jamie Conroy.Ardscoil Ris replied with a brace and almost had a goal in that period but keeper Finnian Cuddy pulled off a great save for Mounthrath.However, the Laois school dominated the first quarter of this one and built up a seven point lead.Adam Kirwan was deadly accurate on frees while Tadhg Cuddy and Tomas Keyes also chipped in with points before the latter scored a brilliant goal.Keyes gathered a long ball and cut inside his man before firing an unstoppable shot the the corner of the net.The Dublin school recovered somewhat towards the end of the half with two late points but Mountrath still led by 1-6 to 0-4 at half time.Tadhg Cuddy extended Mountrath’s lead on the resumption of play but Ardscoil Rís came storming back.They reeled off 1-3 without reply and drew level as we entered the final quarter of the game.The tie remained deadlocked as Tomas Keyes and Adam Kirwan saw efforts cancelled out before we had a dramatic conclusion to the affair.Ardscoil Ris had two players sent off in the final five minutes while Adam Kirwan held his nerve to raise two white flags to give Mountrath a crucial lead.And Mountrath saw out the closing moments to be crowned winners. The ‘A1’ championship involves schools from the province excluding St Kieran’s, St Peter’s Good Counsel, Borris VS and Kilkenny CBS.Those five schools compete in the ‘A’ competition with the overall winners going on to represent Leinster in the All-Ireland semi finals.So while this is Mountrath’s final game for this year, they will be thrilled to claim the trophy that was denied to them by Colaiste Eoin last year. Finally, we would like to thank Leanne Dowling for her brilliant Snapchat takeover once again today which you can check out on our laoistoday account.Leanne covered both finals for us and certainly has a career ahead of her in the media if she wants it.SCORERS – MOUNTRATH CS: Adam Kirwan 0-7 (three frees), Tomas Keyes 1-1, Jamie Conroy 0-2, Tadhg Cuddy 0-1MOUTHRATH CS: Finnian Cuddy (Trumera); Josh O’Brien-Holmes (Mountrath), Michael O’Brien (Mountrath), Sean O’Connor (Castletown-Slieve Bloom); Dylan Collins (Castletown-Slieve Bloom), Daire Tobin (Castletown-Slieve Bloom), Aaron Phelan (Castletown-Slieve Bloom); Jamie Gill (Castletown-Slieve Bloom), Kelvin Burke (Castletown-Slieve Bloom); Tomas Keyes (Camross), Noah Quinlan (Borris-Kilcotton), Greg Cuddy (Camross); Adam Kirwan (Trumera), Tadhg Cuddy (Castletown-Slieve Bloom), Jamie Conroy (Castletown-Slieve Bloom). Subs: Jer Quinlan (Borris-Kilcotton) for G Cuddy, Killian Cuddy (Castletown-Slieve Bloom) for GillARDSCOIL RIS: Euan Maguire; Callum Walsh, Luke Fox, Shane Sprine; Conor Dolan, Diarmuid Clerkin, Aaron Dunne; Sam Carty, Matthew Holland; Paddy Gilroy, Andrew Keegan, Conor Kelly; Cian Dunne, Daniel Peel, Charlie McHugh New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening WhatsApp Council Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Community Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Laois face Meath for a place in the Leinster final

first_img By Alan Hartnett – 9th June 2019 GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA The big day for the Laois footballers has arrived.The Laois senior footballers are back in Croke Park this afternoon for the sixth time in the last 15 months as they face Meath in the Leinster championship semi final.John Sugrue’s men are looking to reach the Leinster football final for the second year running but standing in their way is a revitalized Meath outfit.Manager John Surgue named his team on Friday night and he has made two changes enforced to the team that started in the win over Westmeath two weeks ago.Graiguecullen full back Mark Timmons is out with a broken hand and his place in the team goes to Stephen Attride with Denis Booth moving to full back. Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Facebook GAA Meanwhile, the second change sees Stradbally’s Colm Begley, who limped off in the final stages of the Westmeath game, replaced by Robbie Pigott.LAOIS: Graham Brody (Portlaoise); Stephen Attride (Killeshin), Denis Booth (The Heath), Gareth Dillon (Portlaoise; Sean O’Flynn (Courtwood), Robbie Pigott (Portarlington), Paddy O’Sullivan (Portarlington); John O’Loughlin (St Brigid’s), Kieran Lillis (Portlaoise); Daniel O’Reilly (Graiguecullen), Conor Boyle (Portlaoise), Damien O’Connor (Timahoe); Paul Kingston (Arles-Killeen), Colm Murphy (Portarlington), Evan O’Carroll (Crettyard)For Meath from the team that defeated Carlow, James McEntee replaces Padraic Harnan.MEATH: Andrew Colgon; Seamus Lavin, Conor McGill, Shane Gallagher; James McEntee, Donal Keoghan, Gavin McCoy; Bryan Menton, Adam Flanagan; Cillian O’Sullivan, Bryan McMahon, Ben Brennan; Sean Tobin, Michael Newman, Thomas O’ReillyFollow all the action from the game as it happens below: Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Home Sport GAA LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Laois face Meath for a… SportGAAGaelic FootballLaois Senior Football Team Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SEE ALSO – Ten Talking Points as Laois reach Joe McDonagh Cup final with game to spare Previous articleProperty Watch: Five of the most expensive properties in Laois for sale at the momentNext articleSubstations, high-profile retirements and the All-Ireland Feile – it’s our top stories of the week Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Laois face Meath for a place in the Leinster final Facebook TAGSLaois v MeathLeinster SFCLive Blog Twitter WhatsApp 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

U.N. Security Council Resolution against N. Korea Would Be More Than…

first_img SHARE AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] U.N. Security Council Resolution against N. Korea Would Be More Than Sanction Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? Facebook Twitter Analysis & Opinion Analysis & Opinion Analysis & Opinion center_img By Daily NK – 2006.10.16 5:52pm Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR [imText1]On the 14th, the U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution against N. Korea that is mainly saying about diplomatic-economic sanctions. What is most important from now is what impact the resolution would make on N. Korean politics and economy.Many people expect that since N. Korea has kept itself isolated without being collapsed, the resolution would not make a great impact on it. However, this view is not exactly reading the economical changes of N. Korea occurred since the mid-90’s. The point is that if the resolution of the U.N Security Council is faithfully carried out and China joins the economic sanction against N. Korea, the economic sanction would make a great negative impact on N. Korean economy. It would also stir up the political foundation of Kim Jong Il regime. N. Korean economy, since the mid-90’s it has been changed into a foreign-dependent economyThe nature of N. Korean economy has been greatly changed into a foreign-dependent economy from a self-reliant economy since the mid-90’sThe witnesses of defectors showed that since the mid-90’s, few factories have been working. In Jangmadang (a sort of the black market), there are few goods made in N. Korea. Most of the goods North Koreans use are made in China, South Korea and Japan. That means the real life of North Korean people is already greatly dependent on foreign economies. Then, can we confirm the dependence of N. Korea on foreign economies is increasing? The dependence of an economy is shown in the total amount of foreign trades and GDP. When we consider this amount, the dependence of South Korea amounts for 68.8%. We can draw the dependency of N. Korea on foreign economies with the amount of foreign trades, yet the statistics of N. Korea is not reliable. The total amount of N. Korean foreign trades is usually exact because its trade partners show the exact amount of N. Korean trades. However, GDP is another story. It comes only from N. Korea, so we cannot be sure if the GDP N. Korea shows is correct or not. China, it depends on South Korea. The authoritative GDP per capital of N. Korea was, for the first time, mentioned by Minister Lee Jong Seuk of National Unification who participated in TV debate right after the missile conflict in June. Minister Lee Jong Seuk said that GDP per capital of N. Korea is much less than that of Vietnam, which is about 300 dollars. If GDP of N. Korea is about 300 dollars, then what is the dependence of N. Korea? We can infer it would be 67.5%. This is almost same as that of South Korea. According to Korea Trade Association, the total amount of N. Korean foreign trades is 4,057,000,000 dollars. According to this figure, the dependence of N. Korea is about 50% to 67%. Of the percentage, 40 % is China, % is South Korea, other countries are Taiwan, Russia, Japan and EU. If China and Korea faithfully carry out the resolution of U.N Security Council, the impact on N. Korea would be great. In a short term, 50 to 75% of the N. Korean population would be influenced by the economic sanction directly. The dissatisfaction against Kim Jong Il will be likely to rise If the dependence of N. Korea on foreign economies are great, how about the politics of it? The political impact against N. Korea would depend on the participation of China and Korea, especially that of China. If China does not actively join the U.N resolution, the economic sanction will form a structure, U.S, Japan and South Korea against North Korea. This structure would be a source for extending the anti-U.S struggle which has done since the Korean War. Thus, anti-ideology of the North Koreans and the bandage for Kim Jong Il regime would be strengthened. Yet, if China acts against N. Korea, there would be another story. China has been conceived an ally by North Korean people. Since China had supported N. Korea during the Korea War, the North Korean people are in favor of China. So, if China acts against N. Korea, the North Korean people would think that because of the nuclear test, even their ally abandon them, which is likely to increase the dissatisfaction of the North Korean people against Kim Jong Il regime. The trades with China made a significantly big privilege class in North Korea. The class is financial resources for the Party, military and politicians, so that if China imposes a sanction against N. Korea, the privilege class of N. Korea would be greatly negatively influenced. This is likely to increase dissatisfaction and ferment in the class. Absolutely, Kim Jong Il regime might not be collapsed easily. For the collapse of a regime could happen not only when its people are against the regime, but also a substitute regime is firmly established. Now it is not likely that a substitute regime for Kim Jong Il regime has been formed. However, what I am sure is that if the U.N resolution continues to be carried out faithfully, and China continues to act against N. Korea, Kim Jong Il regime would be collapsed economically and politically. At the same time, the weaker Kim Jong Il regime is, the more likely its substitute regime could be established. Analysis & Opinion Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke”last_img read more

Reshuffle not likely sign of punishment for landmine incident

first_img There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News According to a recent Korean Central NewsAgency report, the latest enlarged meeting of the Central Military Commission[CMC] of the Workers’ Party of Korea saw a reshuffle but particulars onthe development were not disclosed. The report, released on Friday, statedthat the meeting “dismissed some members of the Central Military Commission andappointed new ones and dealt with an organizational matter.” However, no elaborationon the reasoning behind these changes followed. This has triggered speculation among NorthKorea watchers and pundits that the reshuffle was carried out as a measure topenalize those accountable for planting landmines on the southernside of the DMZ earlier this month, maiming two South Korean soldiers andsparking heightened tensions between the two Koreas. Many find the absence ofboth Ri Yong Kil, chief of the Korean People’s Army General Staff, and Kim Yong Chol, chief of the Bureau of Reconnaissance, in state media since August 20thparticularly conspicuous. Conversely, many find this theory to holdlittle weight. Punishment, they say, would in effect be the North Koreangovernment taking on full responsibility for the landmine incident, rather thanambiguous expressions of “regret.” Jeon Hyun Joon, senior researcher at theKorea Institute for National Unification [KINU], said, “I think the commanding officersor relevant officials involved with the landmine incident would have beenpunished to some degree. But officially penalizing them would be tantamount toonce more conceding North Korea’s fault. This is why rather than purging themthey’ve most likely just been demoted or put on probation.” Lee Soo Seok, a senior researcher at theInstitute for National Security Strategy, shared this perspective, noting, “Pyongyanghas been praising itself for heading up the recent inter-Korean accord.Penalizing corresponding commanders or officials so close on the heels of thedialogue would be synonymous with an admission of responsibility for theexplosion.” He added, “Ri Yong Kil and Kim Yong Cholhave not appeared in the media for a bit more than a week. This is way tooearly to determine whether or not they’ve been purged. I think we can assumethat there has been a change within the North Korean regime if Kim and Lee donot appear for more than three weeks.” Meanwhile, according to North Korea’s coverage of the meeting, Kim JongUn emphasized the North’s focal role in bringing about the resolution, having“proposed the north-south high-level urgent contact on its own initiative andput under control the situation which inched close to an armed conflict,thereby clearing the dark clouds of war that hung over the Korean nation anddefended peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and in the region.” He followed by adding that the recentinter-Korean accord “provided a crucial landmark occasion of defusing the acutemilitary tension and putting the catastrophic inter-Korean relations on thetrack of reconciliation and trust.” However, the report concluded by underscoring North Korea’s “sovereignty and fundamental interests,” declaringthat they “can never be bartered for anything and dialogue and peacefulclimate contrary to them are meaningless.” SHARE Reshuffle not likely sign of punishment for landmine incident News By Daily NK – 2015.09.01 3:56pm AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] center_img News Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

Contracts Awarded for Upkeep of Safety Equipment at Ports, Work on Norwood Housing Project

first_imgContracts Awarded for Upkeep of Safety Equipment at Ports, Work on Norwood Housing Project EnvironmentFebruary 23, 2010 RelatedContracts Awarded for Upkeep of Safety Equipment at Ports, Work on Norwood Housing Project RelatedContracts Awarded for Upkeep of Safety Equipment at Ports, Work on Norwood Housing Project RelatedContracts Awarded for Upkeep of Safety Equipment at Ports, Work on Norwood Housing Projectcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Cabinet approved two contracts valued at just under $500 million for the upkeep of vehicles and safety equipment at the ports and for work on a housing project in St. James.Of the total $338 million (US$3.8 million) has been awarded to Science Applications International Corporation for the maintenance of five mobile and seven pallet vehicles and cargo inspection safety equipment used by the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) effort to address security concerns.“As the principal body responsible for the regulation and development of the security for all marine port facilities within the island and for vessels navigating ports of entry, the Port Authority of Jamaica is mandated to take the measures to address the security concerns within the maritime industry,” said Minister with responsibility for Information and Telecommunication, Hon. Daryl Vaz at a recent post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House.Meanwhile, a $161 million contract was awarded to Y.P. Seaton and Associates to undertake infrastructure works at Norwood section H in St. James.Minister Vaz noted that while some work was undertaken in the community under the Operation Pride programme, the community still lacked adequate infrastructure, such as roads, water, drainage and other facilities.He informed that sewerage works are not contemplated under the proposed contract.Norwood H is a section of the much larger Norwood informal settlement located east of the Montego Bay city centre and is bordered north by Providence Heights.There are about 4,000 people, who currently occupy the area. Advertisementslast_img read more

Built Ford Fluff: Some 2021 F-150 trucks already showing rust, say owners

first_imgAccording to a few reports out of America, owners of new 2021 Ford F-150 pickup trucks are finding surface rust on parts and pieces underneath their expensive new rides.First reported by the Detroit Free Press and since corroborated by several other outlets, owners holding the keys to a 2021 F-150 have found alarming amounts of surface rust cropping up on key components up in under their trucks. Adam Daily, from Texas, told the Freep “I’ve been getting ghosted,” referencing his efforts to have Ford find a resolution. “My 2016 F-150 had 65,000 miles when I turned it in, and it didn’t look like this. This thing looks like it’s a few years old and driven in heavy snow-like conditions with salt on the roads. I didn’t know what to expect but I didn’t expect people to get ignored.” SHARE STORY See More Videos RELATED TAGSF-150FordPickup TruckNon-LuxuryNew Vehicles2021F-150FordNon-LuxuryPickup Trucksrust Trending Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Few vehicles are more important to their respective manufacturer than the F-150 pickup truck is to Ford. As the nation’s best-selling vehicle, it is the company’s cash cow and one with which they cannot afford to have major problems — especially in a redesign year. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Digging through online forums, reports of this type of rust on new F-150s cropped up so far back as late January of this year. Some affected owners were located in states where salt it used on the road in winter, while others are in places like the American south where there are no such concerns.In fairness to Ford, this rust appears to be simple surface rust, the kind with which any Canadian gearhead has had to deal while working on their vehicle, no matter its age. Ford has said in statements to other outlets that the rust shown on these 2021 F-150 pickups in various videos and pictures floating around the web “will have no impact on part performance or life.”Still, it is an unsightly issue few owners will appreciate. In this age of advanced technology, a company with the engineering might of Ford should be able to protect basic driveline and suspension components against this type of problem. At the very least, it looks bad — both on the trucks and for Ford’s PR. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Primarily, it’s parts like the rear axle housing (which is often nicknamed ‘pumpkin’, an appropriate moniker given the amount of orange rust appearing on the things) and u-joints being discovered with copious amounts of oxidization. This, despite the vehicles being just a few months old with little mileage. last_img read more

New report calls for early warning system regarding abrupt climate change events

first_imgA new National Research Council report calls for the development of an early warning system that could help society better anticipate sudden changes resulting from climate change and their impacts on society, says a University of Colorado Boulder faculty member who chaired the committee that produced the report.Climate change has increased concern over possible large and rapid changes in the physical climate system, including Earth’s atmosphere, land surfaces and oceans, said Professor James White of CU-Boulder’s Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research and the chair of the National Research Council committee. Some abrupt changes and impacts already underway – including the loss of Arctic sea ice and increases in the extinction rates of marine and terrestrial species – and others could occur within a few decades or even years, said the committee.“Research has helped us begin to distinguish more imminent threats from those that are less likely to happen this century,” said White, also a CU-Boulder professor in geological sciences. “Evaluating climate changes and impacts in terms of their potential magnitude and the likelihood they will occur will help policymakers and communities make informed decisions about how to prepare for or adapt to them.”Other scenarios, such as the destabilization of the west Antarctic ice sheet, have potentially major consequences, but the probability of these changes occurring within the next century is not well understood, highlighting the need for more research, according to the committee.In some cases, scientific understanding has progressed enough to determine whether certain high-impact climate changes are likely to happen within the next century. The report notes that a shutdown in the Atlantic Ocean circulation patterns or a rapid release of methane from high-latitude permafrost or undersea ice are now known to be unlikely this century, although these potential abrupt changes are still worrisome over longer time horizons.But even changes in the physical climate system that happen gradually over many decades or centuries can cause abrupt ecological or socio-economic change once a “tipping point” is reached, the report adds. Relatively slow global sea-level rise could directly affect local infrastructure such as roads, airports, pipelines or subway systems if a sea wall or levee is breached. And slight increases in ocean acidity or surface temperatures could cross thresholds beyond which many species cannot survive, leading to rapid and irreversible changes in ecosystems that contribute to extinction events.Further scientific research and enhanced monitoring of the climate, ecosystems and social systems may be able to provide information that a tipping point is imminent, allowing time for adaptation or possibly mitigation, or that a tipping point has recently occurred, the report says.“Right now we don’t know what many of these thresholds are,” White said. “But with better information, we will be able to anticipate some major changes before they occur and help reduce the potential consequences.”  The report identifies several research needs, such as identifying keystone species whose population decline due to an abrupt change would have cascading effects on ecosystems and ultimately on human provisions such as food supply.If society hopes to anticipate tipping points in natural and human systems, an early warning system for abrupt changes needs to be developed, the report says. An effective system would need to include careful and vigilant monitoring, taking advantage of existing land and satellite systems and modifying them if necessary, or designing and implementing new systems when feasible. It would also need to be flexible and adaptive, regularly conducting and alternating between data collection, model testing and model predictions that suggest future data needs. The study was sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Science Foundation, U.S. intelligence community, and the National Academies. The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council make up the National Academies. They are private, independent nonprofit institutions that provide science, technology, and health policy advice under a congressional charter granted to NAS in 1863. The National Research Council is the principal operating agency of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.For more information and a copy of the report visit http://national-academies.org. For more information on INSTAAR visit http://instaar.colorado.edu.Contact: Jim White, [email protected] Lauren Rugani, National Academy of Sciences media relations, 202-334-2138 Jim Scott, CU-Boulder media relations, [email protected] Published: Dec. 3, 2013 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Categories:Science & TechnologyEnvironmentNews Headlines James White (Photo courtesy of INSTAAR)last_img read more

Annual Staff Council event honors staff and retirees for years of service

first_img A research administrator, a housing maintenance supervisor, an associate registrar and an associate director from Environmental Health & Safety walk into a room. No, it’s not a punchline. It’s the annual staff appreciation event honoring staff and recent retirees for years of service to CU Boulder.The event, hosted annually by Staff Council since 1977, honors staff members who have served for 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years. These long-serving members of the Boulder campus staff are invited to bring a guest and join Chancellor Philip DiStefano, members of Staff Council and other university leadership in the Glenn Miller Ballroom to be honored for their service to campus.Staff honored at the ceremony are also presented with a University of Colorado pin commemorating their years of service.Vice Chair of Staff Council and Chair of Awards and Staff Recognition (ASR) Committee Megan Schosker said of the event, “It is a labor of love for both the Awards and Service Recognition Committee and Staff Council. Though it is a lot of work, it is work we are proud of. This event provides an opportunity for some of the university’s most committed employees to meet the chancellor and enjoy some time meeting other people from across campus.”In his remarks, Chancellor DiStefano said that staff is the backbone of the university.“We will be a leader in addressing the humanitarian, social and technology challenges of the 21st century, and all of you in this room, and your colleagues, are critical to that challenge,” DiStefano said. “In supporting these imperatives, I hope you find that CU continues to be an environment that is conducive to your continued personal and professional growth.”In addition to this event, the ASR Committee sends out recognition certificates to staff who have given 5, 10 and 15 cumulative years of service. This year is the first year that those celebrating a 15-year anniversary were also invited to the ceremony.Schosker says, “We took a step back to look at who we were recognizing and realized that 15 years is an achievement that needs to be celebrated with more than a certificate in the mail.”Staff Council represents, informs and educates staff employees by serving as a liaison between employees and Boulder campus, university system and state administration. For more information, visit the Staff Council website.Staff members can view and download photos from the event here by signing in to their Office 365 account. Categories:AdministrationCampus Community Published: Feb. 10, 2017 center_img Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Gemmill Library reopens with limited hours

first_imgPublished: Aug. 6, 2020 The University Libraries are opening the Gemmill Engineering, Math & Physics Library on August 10. Gemmill Library will be open to CU Boulder affiliates Monday through Friday, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. We will gradually introduce another location, the Business Library, and extend our hours from 8 am. to 5 p.m.We are working to provide the important services that our community has come to expect from us and it is our goal to offer these services in a manner that is safe for everyone and sustainable for us. This means that you should expect that our services will be provided differently than they have been in the past. This is a developing situation and access to Libraries services and spaces may rapidly change. We appreciate your patience and understanding, please check our website for the most updated information and contact us with your questions and feedback.Service ChangesStudy spaces (general)We are pleased to offer CU affiliates the ability to reserve socially distant, individual study seats in the library. You can make these reservations in 45-minute increments, for up to 135 minutes, and reservations can be made up to 14 days in advance.Two hours prior to your reservation time, you’ll receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to check-in upon arrival and check out upon departure. You can check in beginning five minutes before your scheduled reservation time. We ask that you please be mindful of maintaining distance if the reserved seat is still occupied.We all have a role to play in keeping our community safe. We will provide sanitizing supplies and we request that you sanitize your seat upon arrival and when you leave. Please protect our herd and comply with city and campus public health guidelines, including maintaining distance and wearing a mask, for the entirety of your visit. Anyone who does not comply with these guidelines will be asked to leave.Study spaces (Gemmill)You will need your Buff OneCard in order to access the Math Building. Gemmill Library will have three different options of seating that you can select from and you can choose your preferred seating type as well as location, pending availability. The three seating options are:Computer Lab (CL): These seats have a computer with the same software as the computer labs in the Engineering CenterIndividual seats with power outlets (P): These seats have access to a power outletIndividual seats (no power outlets) (NP): These seats do not have access to a power outletReview this seating map before making your selection.Study spaces (Business)The Business Library is not open, but individual study spaces in this location are coming soon! Be sure to check our website for the latest information about this and other services.Electronic course reservesWe are excited to be able to provide access to course reserve materials. Course reserves will be in electronic form only for the Fall semester.Schedule a consultationOur Information Desk in Gemmill can aid you in scheduling a consultation with one of our expert librarians via phone, email, instant messaging or Zoom. Librarians can help you refine and focus research topics, develop successful search strategies and identify appropriate sources for academic research projects and assignments. They can also assist you with literature reviews and citation management software like Zotero.Ask A LibrarianYou don’t need to schedule a consultation with a librarian to get expert help. The Ask A Librarian service is available via phone, text, email and chat. Our librarians are standing by to answer your questions, within operating hours, of course.BorrowingContactless hold pickup is being offered at Norlin Library. Unfortunately, in-person borrowing and returning books will not be available at Gemmill Library at this time. You can still return books using the outdoor book drop on the northwest side of the Math Building.Stacks are closedWe are not able to open Gemmill Library stacks to CU Affiliates at this time.Why we’re opening Gemmill Library and the Business LibraryWe remain committed to our value of empowering the complete student and creating accessible, functional, inclusive, welcoming and inspiring library spaces. We must provide these spaces and services in a manner that is safe, sustainable and comprehensive.The Gemmill and Business libraries offer us the best opportunities to provide study space and libraries’ services to our community. They have the most robust HVAC systems along with the largest number of socially distant seats. We can also close the stacks in these libraries, allowing us to continue our emergency access to the HathiTrust, giving our community digital access to 48% of our print collection.Why Not NorlinWe understand that Norlin has the largest number of study spaces available to our community. However, Norlin is being used to maintain continuous operations and services like contactless pickup. We have also been asked to provide some Norlin space as part of the campus drive to provide safe and adequate classroom space in unconventional locations.The libraries’ website will have the most updated information about our services and spaces. Be sure to check back often.Tags:covid-19 service updateslast_img read more