#WATCH 96 first years begin the Thomond College story in Limerick

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first_img TAGSlimerickThomond College RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Twitter NewsEducationLocal News#WATCH 96 first years begin the Thomond College story in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – September 5, 2016 1952 Linkedin Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live center_img WhatsApp Jaylynn Roche with her mum Leeanne from Annacotty pictured as Thomond Community College officially came into being today with the initial intake of First Years at the school, which is an amalgamation of Salesian Secondary School and St. Nessan’s Community College.Pic. Brian ArthurA NEW era for second level education on Limerick’s north side officially dawned on Thursday last as Thomond Community College came into being.The school – an amalgamation of Salesian Secondary School and St. Nessan’s Community College that will be run under the auspices of the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB) – celebrated as it enjoyed its initial intake of First Years, with 96 students walking through the doors today and starting out their five year second level education.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Thomond Community College is located in the state-of-the-art, former St. Nessan’s Community College facility off the Old Cratloe Road.  Its students are drawn predominantly from Limerick city and county but also east Clare.The First Year intake at the college is up 50% from three years ago when the amalgamation was announced. Overall numbers on the campus, which is located adjacent to Limerick Institute of Technology, is now 500, up from 320 in 2013.In addition to the new First Year intake, Fifth Year and Second Year students from Salesian Secondary School have today transferred to the Thomond Community College, with all set to retain the teachers for the various subjects they had in the 2015/2016 school year at the Salesians.The amalgamated Community College, thanks to the transfer of teachers from Salesians this year, now has a teaching body of 57, an increase of 17 from the numbers that taught at the Old Cratloe Road school last year.  The first day of the new school was marked by the planting of a cherry blossom tree by staff, with the full complement of 500 students crossing the threshold on Friday.Thomond Community College School Principal Eugene O’Brien said that today was a historic day for education at the campus and for the city.  “This is a monumental day for us all and there’s a great air of excitement amongst everyone, teachers, students and parents. It has been three years in the making and we are starting with a very positive intake of 96 students.“Above all, it was great to see the First Years coming through with such positivity.  It’s the start of a new period in their lives, a hugely important one. They and their parents have chosen Thomond Community College and the entire teaching staff here is committed to making sure they get the best possible platform for the rest of their lives.”Thomond College Deputy-Principal Vivienne Hogan said nothing will be spared to give the students the best start, with a very strong focus on progression to third level.  “We have a great campus here, with fantastic facilities, very committed teachers and a hugely supportive LCETB.  We’re going to build something really special at Thomond Community College.“Our ethos is built around ensuring that students achieve to the best of their ability, with the best possible results, ensuring progression to Third Level and also very much helping them to become rounded and confident young men and women,” she said.Parents also gave the new Community College their seal of approval.  Said, Leeianne Roche, from Annacotty, whose daughter Jaylynn was among the starting First Years:   “For me as her mom, it’s a nervous day as my first born daughter embarks on a new journey into becoming an adult and getting new experiences and subjects that she’s going to learn. It’s an emotional and proud time as I know she’s going to grow into a fantastic little woman.“I wanted her to go to Salesians primary and she’s out the other side of that now.  With the amalgamation, it made sense to follow through and send her here.  I’m a past pupil of Salesian Secondary also and many of the teachers that taught me are here also now and I’ve  met them here today.  That gives me great confidence. They taught me well and I’ve no doubt Jaylnn will get the same experience.”As for Jaylynn herself, there was a mix of excitement and nervous.  “I’m excited and nervous.  We were here for the introduction night and I have friends as well here today from my primary school, the Salesians, so that’s great. We were made feel very welcome.” Previous articleThe public and private Michael Collins: A Great ArrangementNext articleStudios screening ‘Campaign to Change the National Monuments Act’ Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Emaillast_img read more

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DS News Webcast: Tuesday 2/4/2014

By on May 31, 2021

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: DSNews 2014-02-04 DSNews Black Knight Financial Services released on Monday its year-end Mortgage Monitor Report, showing significant, sustained improvements in both delinquency and foreclosure numbers throughout 2013. Echoing data released in its first-look report at the end of January, the company revealed delinquency rates last year were about 1.5 times the pre-crisis average, while foreclosure rates were 4.6 times their pre-crisis level. While those percentages are still elevated, Black Knight says they’re a substantial improvement from their peaks.The company also explored the rate of recovery between judicial versus non-judicial foreclosure states, finding that judicial areas have been a bit slower to bounce back in price growth and the number of problem loans. Herb Blecker, SVP of data and analytics for Black Knight, discussed the difference in growth:Fannie Mae’s book of business shrank in December, ending a short streak of growth as new business acquisitions slowed. According to the GSE’s monthly volume summary, total business contracted at a compound annual rate of 0.4% in December, bringing the full-year growth rate to negative 0.8%. The total book was valued at about $3.16 trillion as of the end of 2013. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: HFF Hires Director for Tampa Office Next: Fabrizio & Brook Welcomes Litigation Attorney The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Savecenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Featured / DS News Webcast: Tuesday 2/4/2014 in Featured, Media, Webcasts February 4, 2014 540 Views DS News Webcast: Tuesday 2/4/2014  Print This Post Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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Diurnal variations in vertical strain observed in a temperate valley glacier

By on May 9, 2021

first_imgDuring a period of diurnal fluctuations in glacial flow speed, vertical strain was measured with sub-daily temporal resolution on Unteraargletscher, Switzerland. Mean vertical strain in boreholes up to 300-m deep in 400-m-thick ice was found to fluctuate diurnally. Vertical strain rates were tensile in the daytime and compressive at night, with a magnitude of up to 10(-3) day(-1). Horizontal surface strain was observed to fluctuate in a manner consistent with the vertical deformation. Diurnal surface flow speed variations correlated well with basal water pressure suggesting a basal control on temporal flow variations. Nevertheless, the strain rate measurements indicated that changes in surface flow speed are affected by internal ice deformation and not a direct measure of local basal motion. Basal conditions in the surrounding neighborhood and their temporal variations take an important role in short-term glacial flow fluctuations.last_img read more

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