Munster secure golfing victory in Vilamoura Linkedin Advertisement Twitter Limerick school surprised with wild card for Junk Kouture finals Email Singles Stableford qualifier for Hunt Museum’s Pro-Am team Print Facebook BNest creates social impact with Limerick entrepreneurs Previous articleFinal call for Limerick primary schools to enter 2018 Our World Irish Aid AwardsNext articleBank of Ireland celebrate International Women’s Day with an exciting announcement Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie News in briefs and round-ups RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsUniversity of Limerick host its 10th annual Women’s Day conferenceBy Staff Reporter – March 8, 2018 1982 Limerick students bag a spot in Junk Kouture finals TAGS#PressforProgressBank of IrelandBrenda RomeroBrid HoranDavid WallaceDELL EMCNorthern TrustSTEMstudentsUniversity of LimerickWiSTEM2D The main building at the University of LimerickUniversity of Limerick hosted its 10th annual International Women’s Day conference today. The conference entitled #PressforProgress was supported by Northern Trust, Johnson & Johnson, Dell EMC and Bank of Ireland and was attended by members of the Mid-West business and education community.The conference was chaired by Brid Horan, former Deputy CEO of ESB and a member of the steering committee and former chair of the 30% Club, formed in 2015 with a goal to achieve better gender balance at all levels in leading Irish businesses.Contributors from across industry and academia discussed the topic of Women Pressing for Progress.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up UL lecturer Brenda Romero, a BAFTA award-winning game designer, artist and Fulbright scholar spoke about her experience since she entered the video game industry in 1981. As a designer, she has worked on 47 games and contributed to many seminal titles, including the Wizardry and Jagged Alliance series and titles in the Ghost Recon, Dungeons & Dragons and Def Jam franchises.Further discussion focused on the challenges facing Women in STEM.Marie Connolly, Head of Equality and Diversity, University of Limerick said “UL is delighted to be celebrating the 10th year of its Annual International Women’s Day Conference in collaboration with industry partners, Northern Trust, Johnson & Johnson, Bank of Ireland, Maples and DellEMC who have been partnering with us on the conference and gender projects for many years.Also at the conference, Ian Headon, Senior Vice President of Northern Trust interviewed former Ireland rugby international David Wallace who is also Regional Business Development Manager at Bank of Ireland.A number of second and third year UL students participating in the WiSTEM2D programme were presented with awards at the event. The WiSTEM2D: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing, and Design (STEM2D) programme was established by Johnson & Johnson in 2015 with the aim of providing additional support at undergraduate level and encouraging women into exciting STEM careers.A total of 20 students from science, technology, engineering, maths, manufacturing, and design courses were selected to participate. As part of the programme, these students met at workshops where they discussed their experiences as women pursuing a career in STEM, listened to female STEM role models and engaged in projects that aimed to challenge STEM stereotypes.The students worked in groups to produce five videos that aimed to specifically target stereotypes in design, engineering, biology, technology and chemistry.University of Limerick also hosted other International Women’s Day events, including the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre’s launch of Women in SSPC, WiSSPC. WiSSPC is a networking and developing initiative designed to accelerate female professional development in SSPC. Chaired by Professor Michael Zaworotko, SSPC director, keynote speaker was Domhnait Gleeson of Science Foundation Ireland.More about education here. WhatsApp
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Utility Dive:Dive Brief:Dominion Energy and SCANA Corp. have agreed to an all-stock merger that company officials say will lower customer rates and help unwind financial obligations related to the abandoned V.C. Summer nuclear project. SCANA shareholders would receive 0.669 shares of Dominion stock for every share of SCANA — or $55.35/share, a 28% premium on Tuesday’s closing price. That amounts to a deal value of $14.6 billion, including debt, should the agreement be approved by shareholders and state and federal regulators.Dominion says it would write off $1.7 billion in costs related to the Summer plant, allowing it to eliminate customer costs for the project over 20 years, instead of the 50-60 years proposed by SCANA. The deal would give Dominion 6.5 million regulated electric and gas customers in eight states. Dive Insight:SCANA, parent company of South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G), has been looking for a buyer since late summer, after it and state-owned utility Santee Cooper announced they would abandon construction of the V.C. Summer nuclear plant, having already spent $9 billion in ratepayer cash. The plant was originally estimated to cost less than $12 billion, but mismanagement and problems with reactor design from contractor Westinghouse pushed final cost estimates to $25 billion. SCANA now faces multiple lawsuits and an SEC investigation into whether it misled shareholders about the project, while Santee Cooper could be sold off to pay for the abandoned plant.Dominion says acquiring SCANA could help cushion the blow of the Summer debacle. In addition to a $1.7 billion writeoff of nuclear costs, the company proposes a $1.3 billion payment to SCE&G customers, amounting to about $1,000 for the average residential ratepayer. That would come on top of an additional 5% residential rate reduction, Dominion said in a release, resulting from refunds of previously collected funds and the impact of lower federal taxes. In addition, Dominion said it would complete the purchase of the $180 million gas-fired Columbia Energy Center “at no cost to customers to fulfill generation needs.”Without debt, the deal is valued at about $7.7 billion. SCANA shares were up nearly 22% in pre-market trading.If approved, SCANA would operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dominion, saddling the Virginia-based holding company with the baggage of the Summer plant, but also significantly expanding its rate base.More: Dominion, SCANA agree to $14.6B all-stock merger Merger Deal Between Dominion and SCANA Would Write Off $1.7 Billion for Failed Nuclear Plant
Edward E. Goble, age 81 of Batesville, died Monday, July 15, 2019 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus. Born May 17, 1938 in Aurora, Indiana, he was the son of Elizabeth (Nee: Resing) and Bernard Goble. He married Clara Fledderman May 3, 1958 at St. Louis Church. After serving in the army, he became an insurance broker as well as doing some teaching and serving as an insurance consultant for the Indiana Department of Insurance. He was a member of St. Louis Church, The Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271 and the Batesville Knights of Columbus Council #1461.Ed had three passions. First was his family. A devout family man, spending time with them was time he treasured. Secondly, he thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors. An avid fisherman, deer and turkey hunter, he proudly taught his grandchildren to fish as well. Thirdly, he was civic minded. Ed served ten counties during his 24 years as a state legislator from 1970 – 1994, holding the position of majority whip and minority whip in addition to serving on numerous committees while in the state house. He was a former member of the Batesville Fire Department, Community Mental Health Board of Directors, New Horizons Board of Directors and during his time in the state house, he was instrumental in the construction of State Road 129.Ed also enjoyed many hobbies. He coached his kids in softball and baseball, went gold panning with his brothers, followed I.U. basketball and the Colts and was a huge fan of IndyCar racing, having attended the Indianapolis 500 for years. He liked to cook and was in charge of the Sunday brunch according to his family. They also shared that he was a storyteller, joke teller and apparently had a huge sweet tooth. They teased that all those years of traveling while in office, he knew where every Dairy Queen was in his district.He is survived by his wife Clara; daughters Lee Ann Gibbs (Wayne) of Batesville, Indiana, Lori Lambert (Geoff) of Fishers, Indiana; brothers Louis Goble of Cincinnati, Richard (Sue) Goble of Lawrenceburg, Indiana and grandchildren, Dylan Gibbs, Colin Gibbs, Hayden Lambert and Greta Lambert. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his son Larry Goble; sister Mary Goble and brothers Bernard (Buddy), George and Thomas Goble.Visitation is Thursday, July 18th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, July 19th at St. Louis Church with Rev. Michael O’Mara officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military rites conducted by the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271 and the Ripley County V.F.W. Post #3183. The family requests memorials to the St. Louis Cemetery Fund or the Ed Goble Memorial Fund (c/o Ripley County Community Foundation).