€7,812 for three-day Limerick mayoral trip to Boston

first_imgNewsLocal News€7,812 for three-day Limerick mayoral trip to BostonBy Alan Jacques – July 16, 2015 1279 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleRugby – Young Munster’s Gearoid Lyons to captain Ireland sevensNext articleGAA – Limerick’s Ryan to remain Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print WhatsApp Boston Mayor Marty Walsh (centre) with Limerick council official Josephine Cotter-Coughlan and Mayor Kevin Sheahanby Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Boston Mayor Marty Walsh (centre) with Limerick council official Josephine Cotter-Coughlan and Mayor Kevin SheahanFORMER Mayor Kevin Sheahan’s recent three-day trip to Boston cost over €2,712 more than originally estimated by Limerick city and county council.At a special meeting held in the Dooradoyle council chamber on April 15 last, a local authority administrator stated that the visit by Cllr Sheahan and one official would cost around €5,100. However, the Limerick Post has learned this week that the tab for the US trip actually came to €7,812.The flights cost €2,708 with the bill for accommodation for three nights at the four-star Renaissance Boston Waterfront coming to €3,906. A further subsistence payment of €1,144 was also made to the travelling councillor and his travelling local authority companion.During the meeting at County Hall prior to his visit, Cllr Sheahan explained that he hoped his visit would yield benefits for Limerick in the areas of tourism, culture, community and economic development. The Mayor also informed the meeting that there were now daily flights between Shannon and Boston and that this should have a positive effect for tourism in both cities.He had originally proposed to go on an 18-day tour of four cities in the United States to include New Brunswick, Boston, Kansas and Santa Clara. However, mediation from Fine Gael and members of his own party forced him to cut his trip dramatically. The trip was proposed and seconded by Fianna Fail councillors Kieran O’Hanlon and Mike Donegan.The former Fianna Fail mayor touched down in Boston at 6.41pm on Monday May 25 and arrived back in Shannon at 6.15am on Thursday May 28. During his stay, Cllr Sheahan met with Irish-American Mayor of Boston Marty Walsh and his team.“During discussions, I initiated the process of exploring a twinning arrangement between Limerick and Boston and I look forward to this process being finalised over the coming months,” the Askeaton politician said on his return.The first mayor of Limerick City and County also availed of the opportunity while in Massachusetts to visit the headquarters of Analog Devices which employs over 1,000 people at its state-of-the-art Limerick facility.“I particularly wanted to express my appreciation to its management for the continued presence, growth and expansion of the multi-million euro Limerick plant which I know was appreciated,” Cllr Sheahan explained.Anti Austerity Alliance councillor Cian Prendiville was criticised by some members when he raised questions over the cost of the trip and asked to see a full itinerary during a special meeting in April.Approval for the visit was passed by a majority of councillors with the three AAA members abstaining.This week Cllr Prendiville said that the figures for the costs of the Boston trip prove the AAA’s theory about a “junket culture on the council”.“People will not forget that Fianna Fail, Fine Gael, Labour, Sinn Fein and the Independents all supported this trip, and it has been the AAA alone who have blown the whistle on this culture,” Prendiville told the Limerick Post.“Earlier this year Caherdavin Library was shut, a ‘saving’ of €2,000 a year for the council. Now it emerges the Mayor has spent almost four times that on a three-day trip. Hotel bills of a grand a night, a further thousand euro in spending money, it all seems very lavish and unnecessary to me. We must remember this is all paid for through the taxes of ordinary working class people. The other parties would do well to remember all this the next time such trips are being discussed.”Meanwhile, Cllr Sheahan’s controversial council trip to Calais this June to foster links in the area of lace production cost €904. Ahead of the visit to northern France the two leading Fianna Fáil members of Limerick City and County Council came to loggerheads over who should take up the invitation. Sheahan’s deputy mayor and party colleague Cllr Joe Crowley believed he was more deserving of the trip, which took place between June 18 and 20.“As I am coming towards the end of my term as deputy mayor, it would be nice to have had some trip away,” Cllr Crowley commented at the time. 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Spark launches digital home move assistant

first_imgSpark, the multi-utility group built around the property industry, has launched Tili, a digital home move assistant that sets up essential home utilities for tenants and generates extra revenue for its partners.Tili removes the hassle of utilities management, delivering an excellent customer experience for letting and estate agents in ten taps and three minutes.Spark CEO, Chris Gauld, said, “I’m delighted that Tili is up and running and rolling out with 80 per cent of our partners creating the opportunity for added revenue, delivering a better customer experience for thousands of movers.Movers can rapidly confirm move-in date and contact details to councils, water, energy, broadband, phone and other services.“We’ve worked with the property industry for ten years, we understand the challenges from issues like the tenant fees ban and the limitations which GDPR puts on our partners, so we’ve invested in a proptech platform that adds real value to our partners’ business.“Tili, a fully populated digital assistant, lets homemovers confirm their move-in date and contact details to the local authority and water provider in just a few taps, before a really quick journey to select a great energy tariff, phone and broadband packages and Sky TV. Tili customers can access services such as removals, post redirection and finding the local gym – all free for our partners and customers.“We’re proud of the long-term partnership we’ve enjoyed with people across the property industry. These relationships stem from our ability to deliver value-add products and services which make life easier for our partners, providing another way to deliver an awesome customer experience.”https://www.asktili.com/partners/ proptech new technology AskTili.com Spark digital home move assistant Tili August 22, 2018The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Spark launches digital home move assistant previous nextProptechSpark launches digital home move assistantThe Negotiator22nd August 201801,689 Viewslast_img read more

New Tech Network Names EVSC New Tech Institute as National Demonstration Site

first_imgNTI is cited as exemplary school in the New Tech NetworkThe Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation’s New Tech Institute (NTI) was recently selected as a National Demonstration Site by the New Tech Network, a national non-profit that works with nearly 200 schools nationwide to create innovative learning environments. Demonstration sites epitomize the best example of the New Tech mission – to help students gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in life, college and the careers of tomorrow.“We applaud the significant work necessary for schools to meet the demonstration site criteria.  We consider them exemplary schools within the New Tech Network of nearly 200 schools. Through the school’s hard work, students are better prepared for life and college, they have also developed a deep love of learning,” said NTN President and CEO, Lydia Dobyns.To receive this distinction, New Tech Institute demonstrated many notable accomplishments. The school had to develop a clear set of student learning outcomes consistent with skills required to succeed in college, career or civic life. These include content mastery tied to state standards as well as work ethic/collaboration, critical thinking and oral and written communication. All courses demonstrated rigorous and relevant Project-Based Learning (PBL) to amplify deeper learning while engaging students in the classroom. The deep integration and use of technology is present in all classrooms. Finally, a school culture that establishes students at the center, built on trust, respect and responsibility must be evident throughout the school.New Tech Institute opened in 2010 with its first class of 64. NTI focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and Entrepreneurial Leadership with a mission to provide students with “relevant project-based learning and leadership opportunities in an atmosphere of trust, respect, and responsibility.”“Since opening seven years ago, we have continually worked to grow our practice around student-centered project-based learning to provide meaningful learning for our students,” said NTI Principal Chris Gibson. “This recognition helps reaffirm our efforts to provide our students with a relevant 21st century education that they can take and be successful in life.”In May 2016, New Tech Institute received STEM-Certification from the Indiana Department of Education for the five-year period 2016-2021.Demonstration site schools play a key role in showcasing the New Tech model in action by opening their campus to other communities.  NTI will host tours for national, state and local schools and districts to experience a New Tech school firsthand.  Visitors will take part in student-led tours to learn about the fundamentals of the school, including project-based learning examples, integrated use of technology and the culture shift that is integral to every New Tech. Last year, NTN schools hosted thousands of visitors wishing across the country. In addition to tours, demonstration sites play an important role in hosting New Tech training events. These trainings often provide an authentic immersion experience for teachers and administrators as new districts and communities prepare to open and teach in their own schools.New Tech Network recently released its 2016 Outcomes  Report showing strong success among four key findings:New Tech Network Students:·   Graduate from high school at a rate 9% greater than the national average.·  New Tech students grow 61% more in higher order thinking skills between freshman and senior years than comparison group.·   Attend college at 70%·   Persist in college in 4-year colleges at a rate of 92% and in 2-year colleges at a a rate 72% over the past five yearsThe EVSC’s New Tech Institute is currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018. For more information and to apply, visit www.evscschools.com/newtech.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Mishawaka woman angry at boyfriend allegedly attempted to set fire to his truck

first_img Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Google+ By Carl Stutsman – April 7, 2020 0 401 IndianaLocalNews Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Mishawaka woman angry at boyfriend allegedly attempted to set fire to his truck Google+ Photo by Tommie Lee, 953 MNC. A jilted Mishawaka woman is facing attempted arson charges for trying to set her boyfriends truck on fire. The attempted arson happened on Saturday April 4th, after police say Rachel Goodling and her boyfriend had gotten into an argument earlier in the day.After the lovers’ quarrel the boyfriend went to his father’s house where, out of the front yard they saw a flash and discovered several items on fire in the back of his truck. ABC 57 News reports the fire caused minimal damage and was put out by the victim on scene.At Goodling’s home investigators found a vehicle that matched the description of one the father saw, noticed she was wearing the clothes he had described, and found a gasoline can inside her vehicle. She told police she had been home all day.Read the full story HERE with ABC 57 News Pinterest Twitter Previous articleMichigan still needs poll workers ahead of May 5th electionNext articleList of COVID-19 test sites in Michiana released Tuesday Carl Stutsmanlast_img read more

John Mayer Tapped To Join Members of Metallica, Tommy Lee, & More For Acoustic Charity Concert

first_imgMetallica’s James Hetfield and Sammy Hagar launched Acoustic-4-A-Cure back in 2014 to fund research efforts for San Francisco’s Benioff Children’s Hospital, the Pediatric Cancer Program at the University of California. This year’s benefit concert is taking place May 15th at the Fillmore and will feature John Mayer, Melissa Etheridge, Tommy Lee, Train’s Pat Monahan, Joe Satriani, among other very special special guests, who will be performing acoustic sets with true once-in-a-lifetime musical moments, collaborations and more.Tickets to the intimate event are limited to two per customer, and go on sale April 1st at 10AM exclusively through Live Nation. All proceeds go to funding research for children’s brain tumors. More information can be found on the event’s website.Watch Adam Sandler perform an acoustic version of Aerosmith’s “Dream On”, with help from Train’s Pat Monahan and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, from 2014’s Acoustic-4-A-Cure:[via Rolling Stone]last_img read more