Historic Berlin school trip for Portlaoise students

first_imgHome News Education Historic Berlin school trip for Portlaoise students NewsEducation Historic Berlin school trip for Portlaoise students Community Facebook By LaoisToday Reporter – 2nd November 2018 Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ WhatsApp Scoil Chriost Ri Leaving Cert students during their trip to Germany last weekSEE ALSO – Electric Emma leads St Paul’s to minor football glory Facebook Scoil Chriost Ri Leaving Cert students during their trip to Germany last week Over forty Scoil Chríost Rí students headed to Germany on Thursday morning for the school’s first overseas Leaving Cert History school tour.The number of students taking History at Senior Cycle in the school has increased steadily over the past few years and the enthusiasm for the subject was clear to see as the group took in all the main sites in the historic city of Berlin.The tour began with a guided city tour before an ascent to the top of the famous Berlin TV Tower at night, a symbol of the old East German regime which offered spectacular views of the city.The next morning saw the girls visit Sachsenhausen concentration camp, the headquarters of the Nazi’s Holocaust administration.Over 200,000 opponents of Adolf Hitler’s policies perished at the camp located just under an hour from the city, and the trip was deeply poignant for the students who got to see the conditions inflicted on Jews and other minority groups in the early 1940s.Next was the Berlin Olympicstadion, site of Hitler’s 1936 Olympic Games which were designed as a major propaganda campaign for the superiority of the Germans but were upstaged by Jesse Owens. The night was completed by a visit to the German government, the spectacular Reichstag buildings.Visits to the Berlin Wall Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie and the fascinating Story of Berlin Museum completed the historical aspect of the 3-day trip, rounded off by a shopping spree at the Mall of Berlin.The tour provided the students with a first-hand experience of a central part of the Leaving Cert History course and was thoroughly enjoyed by each and every one of the girls and their five accompanying teachers. New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening center_img Community Previous articleMen Ending Domestic Abuse is a regional programme offering help to those who need itNext articlePortlaoise hurling manager Fennelly hoping for Leinster run LaoisToday Reporter Twitter Pinterest Council TAGSBerlinGermanyScoil Chriost Ri Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitterlast_img read more


Oath revenue struggles persist in Verizon Q3

first_img Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Home Oath revenue struggles persist in Verizon Q3 Verizon sorts sensor supremo Previous ArticlePortugal app store wins case against GoogleNext ArticleHTC unveils price, specs for blockchain phone Amazon reels in MGM AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 23 OCT 2018 Diana Goovaerts Related Verizon shuffles executives Verizon’s wireless business made gains in Q3 with strong subscriber additions and rising revenue, but the progress was overshadowed by the continued underperformance of its Oath media business.On an earnings call, Verizon CFO Matthew Ellis noted Oath revenue dropped nearly 7 per cent year-on-year to $1.8 billion and revealed the business is now not expected to reach its target of $10 billion in revenue by 2020.While costs at Oath are being “managed well”, Ellis explained revenue growth is “not progressing as fast as we’d like”. However, he maintained the business is “focused on the right things”, adding Oath’s artificial intelligence and data analytics capabilities provide additional value across Verizon’s operations.The news follows the departure of Oath CEO Tim Armstrong earlier this month, and the transition of COO Guru Gowrappan to the top role to oversee “the next phase of Oath’s global growth strategy”.5G plansEllis also provided an update on Verizon’s 5G progress in the wake of its launch of fixed wireless access service in four markets on 1 October.He said much of what Verizon is learning in these initial markets relates to the home installation process, adding this knowledge will benefit the company in 2019 when it expands the 5G offering to a larger audience using 3GPP standards-based technology.Ellis said the timeline for launch of standards-based equipment will be determined by manufacturers, but noted the operator will be ready to deploy as soon as kit becomes available.On the mobile front, the CFO said Verizon was pleased by the Federal Communications Commission’s efforts to streamline small cell regulations, but doesn’t expect those rules to increase the pace of its 5G buildout.WirelessAhead of the 5G transition, Ellis said Verizon has plenty of room to continue growing its wireless business by adding new customers, moving existing subscribers up to higher price tiers and upgrading their devices.In Q3, Verizon added 515,000 post paid subscribers (excluding enterprise customers), compared with 603,000 in the comparable 2017 period. It ended the recent quarter with 112.1 million post paid connections, up from 109.7 million.Service revenue of $16 billion was up from $15.8 billion in Q3 2017 and equipment revenue rose to $5.4 billion from $4.4 billion. Total wireless revenue of $23 billion was up 6.5 per cent year-on-year.Consolidated revenue, including the company’s wireline and media businesses, of $32.6 billion was up 2.8 per cent from Q3 2017. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back OathQ3 earningsVerizon Tags Authorlast_img read more


Florida Registered Paralegal Corner

first_img January 1, 2011 Regular News Florida Registered Paralegal Corner Florida Registered Paralegal Cornercenter_img Lori S. Holcomb FRP Counsel Did you know that The Florida Bar’s website has a great deal of information regarding the Florida Registered Paralegal program? In addition to the application and rules, the website has common questions and answers about the program and the continuing education requirement. You will find the FRP page at www.floridabar.org/frp. You should consult the page if you have questions. If you do not find the information you are interested in, e-mail your questions to [email protected] Here is an example of a question we have been receiving lately which is on the FRP page:Q: How do I know when my cycle starts and ends?A: You will be assigned a three-year reporting cycle. The reporting cycle can be found on your record on the website and on your address label on the Bar News. Your cycle may not begin on your actual registration date, and it may run more than three years. Your cycle will never run less than three years. The reporting cycle is assigned by the computer and is staggered. Courses taken prior to your registration date cannot be used toward the continuing education requirement. It is your responsibility to keep track of your continuing education hours. You must enter your continuing education hours on The Florida Bar’s website, www.floridabar.org. Hours mailed to The Florida Bar will not be recorded.last_img read more


East London Line shortlists

first_imgMARCH 31 has been set as the bidding deadline for the £500m main works contract to build the East London Line extensions. Part B of the tender documentation was issued by Transport for London to four shortlisted consortia in December.The E-link consortium is led by Laing O’Rourke Civil Engineering, with AMEC Spie Rail and Vinci Construction Grands Projets, and a joint venture of Atkins and Arup as key subcontractor. East London Rail is led by Mowlem with Parsons Group, advised by Jacobs-Babtie, whilst a joint venture of Balfour Beatty and Carillion Construction is working with Scott Wilson. The ELL Integrated consortium is led by a joint venture of Skanska Construction and Costain, with First Engineering and Siemens, and Faber Maunsell as key subcontractor. TfL London Rail hopes to announce the successful bidder ‘in the summer of 2006’, with work starting by the end of this year.A contract to supply rolling stock is expected to be awarded by the end of this month. Shortlisted bidders include Bombardier, Hitachi and Siemens who are proposing new trains, and Porterbrook Leasing which is offering Class 458 EMUs currently operated by South West Trains.last_img read more


KPHL calls on NSL to acquit funds

first_imgSoccer BY KEVIN TEME Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited has taken the PNG Football Association semi-professional competition, the National Soccer League board and its management to task for failing to submit its financial report for monies disbursed to the league. Under the leadership of John Kapi Natto as PNGFA president early this year, the NSL was fortunate to secure a healthy K3 million sponsorship from KPHL for two years (2019 and 2020). However, the NSL board and management had failed to provide the financial report for the first installment of K1m sponsorship for season 2018-2019. The failure to acquit for the funds has also raised question on whether the KPHL will continue to commit the next installment of K2 million for the 2019-2020 season. For now it could be on the brink of losing its million kina worth sponsorship from KPHL. KPHL managing director Wapu Sonk (pictured) last Thursday confirmed that the NSL board had yet to furnish a report on the K1m sponsorship. “We have yet to receive the financial report for the first K1m we gave to the NSL. Until today, we have not yet received anything and are still waiting,” he said. Sonk said the KPHL has already raised the issue with the NSL board so hopefully, the report gets to them before the 2019-2020 NSL season kicks off. “At the moment, we have written to them advising them that we are still waiting for the report. That’s where it is at the moment,” he said. Under the current board and management, the NSL had failed to complete its 2017-2018 NSL season, further accumulating a lot of washout matches during that season. There were also claims that there no finals in that season when the PNGFA was under the leadership of David Chung with the same NSL board and management. On the same note, the four finalists for season 2018-2019 are yet to be paid their prize monies. They include champions Toti City FC, runners-up Hekari United, Morobe United (third) and Eastern Stars (fourth). Sources have revealed that the K1m sponsorship from KPHL had gone into thin air few weeks before the grand final. A lot of soccer fans said Kapi Natto was lenient and failed to remove the NSL board and management under the previous regime and as a result has backfired with the biggest sponsorship now under threat. It is believed Kapi Natto has urged the NSL board and management to furnish the report as soon as possible. He will make sure the report is tabled before the NSL kicks off this month. Sources also revealed that the PNGFA had accepted KPHL accounts and audit team to be part of this partnership to ensure NSL becomes successful throughout the country. PNGFA general secretary Dimirit Mileng who failed to respond to queries and questions forwarded to him confirmed that the KPHL has placed an audit team to work on with NSL board to rectify the problem. However, Sonk said that KPHL will not continue its sponsorship worth K2 million for the 2019-2020 season as part of its initial agreement signed if there is lack of commitment by the NSL board to provide a financial report. “Only on the review of that report and financials of NSL, will we continue our support. We already told them that we will discontinue our support for the game if we did not get the report because we don’t wish to partner a sport that is not governed properly and cannot produce financial report,” Sonk said. Kapi Natto is however appealing to the Sonk, the board and management of KPHL that he is doing all its best to ensure that a full report is presented to him by the NSL board and its management before the season kicks off.last_img read more