Make-A-Wish looking for volunteers for its National fundraising day in Limerick

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin WhatsApp Emailcenter_img Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleOne of Limerick City Gallery’s most treasured pieces heading to LondonNext articleSpecsavers Ireland raise €100,000 in aid of The Hope Foundation Meghann Scully Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostMake a wish LimerickNewsMake-A-Wish looking for volunteers for its National fundraising day in LimerickBy Meghann Scully – January 14, 2020 211 Make-A-Wish fundraising volunteer Hannah Poynton is urging people to volunteer for the charity’s national fundraising day, ‘Wish Day’ on Friday 13th March. Volunteers will be collecting donations for the charity that grants the wishes of children living with life-threatening illnesses. Making wishes come true can have a hugely positive impact on a child and their families, giving strength, hope and joy. Research shows that children who have wishes granted are more likely to build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a serious illness. For information about how to volunteer please contact Stephen or Claire at Make-A-Wish by telephoning: 01 205 2007 or emailing [email protected] is looking for volunteers to support its national fundraising day at locations including Limerick City, Abbeyfeale and Newscastle West this Wish Day, Friday 13th March.Volunteers will be collecting donations for the charity that grants the wishes of children living with life-threatening illnesses.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Last year Make-A-Wish granted wishes for 4 children in Limerick and a further 177 across Ireland.The charity grant wishes to seriously ill children and let them experience something very magical and memorable.Make-A-Wish does not receive any government funding and is solely dependent on the generosity of the public to continue granting wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses in Ireland.Make-A-Wish Ireland Chief Executive, Susan O’Dwyer said, “To date, we have granted more than 2,600 wishes for Irish children. This would not be possible without the support of the Irish public, but we need your help to continue granting wishes.“If you could spare a couple of hours on Friday, you will be making a life-changing difference to a seriously ill child and their family, in your community.” she added.For information about how to volunteer please contact Stephen or Claire at Make-A-Wish by telephoning: 01 205 2007 or emailing [email protected] Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

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first_img TAGS  Local NewsBusiness Twitter Rob Pierre, Chief Executive Officer, Jellyfish Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Facebook Twitter Spółka Jellyfish rozszerza swój globalny zasięg dzięki możliwościom w zakresie danych i analizy, uzupełnionym o najnowsze rozwiązania w zakresie handlu elektronicznego, tworzenia treści, kreacji i lokalizacji. WhatsApp Previous articleSMART Modular Launches DDR5 Module FamilyNext articleAffise arrecada US$ 8 milhões de Series A para tornar as parcerias um canal de marketing mensurável e transparente Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Ocean-atmosphere heat fluxes at the Ronne Polynya, Antarctica

first_imgThe Ronne Polynya is a coastal polynya, aregion of thin ice or open water in sea ice,caused by the offshore transport of the iceby strong winds from the land (Figure 1). Assoon as the ice is transported offshore, newice forms on the exposed ocean surface andis also advected offshore in a continual process,earning this type of polynya the nickname‘ice factory’. These polynyas have animportant impact on the regional meteorologyand oceanography of the high latitudesas well as on the global ocean circulation.The exposed ocean surface is relativelywarm compared to the cold polar atmosphere,and the large temperature andhumidity differences result in large sensibleand latent heat fluxes from the ocean to theatmosphere. This leads to a warming andmoistening of the atmospheric boundarylayer above and downwind of the polynyaand, through vigorous convective mixing,the formation of a CIBL (convective internalboundary layer) (Figure 1). A decrease in theocean-atmosphere temperature and humiditygradients is caused by this warming andmoistening, which results in a decrease inthe surface heat fluxes with fetch from theshore, or ice shelf front (Renfrew and King,2000). The depth of the CIBL increases withfetch due to the warming and also theentrainment of warm air from above theCIBL (Garratt, 1992).As well as this turbulent heat transfer,polynyas can also influence the balance ofradiative heat transfer through the generationof ice fog (Smith et al., 1990) andconvective clouds or plumes (Pinto andCurry, 1995). Polynyas, therefore, have thepotential to modify and induce mesoscaleatmospheric motion, impacting on regionalclimate (Pinto et al., 1995).High rates of ice production due to thelarge ocean-atmosphere heat fluxes andthe continual removal of the newly formedice by the wind result in extensive brinerejection, whereby sea water rejects salton freezing, leaving the sea ice relativelyfresh and the modified water column relativelysalty and therefore dense. This densewater sinks, as shown in Figure 1, accumulatingon the continental shelf and forminga water mass, which eventually contributesto the temperature- and salinity-driven globalocean circulation, known as the thermohalinecirculation (THC). Therefore theice-formation mechanism within polynyasis important for the ventilation of deepand bottom water in both the Southernand Arctic Oceans (Morales Maqueda et al.,2004). It follows that, in order to accuratelymodel the response of both the high latitudesand global THC to a changing climate,processes occurring within polynyas mustbe investigated.I was lucky enough to be given the opportunityto participate in a British AntarcticSurvey (BAS) fieldwork campaign at theend of the Antarctic summer field seasonin February 2007. Using an instrumentedTwin Otter aircraft belonging to the BAS,three flights were conducted over theRonne Polynya between 25 and 28 February2007 to investigate ocean-atmosphere heatfluxes. Quantification of these heat fluxes isa step towards quantifying the surface heatbudget, which, together with the surfacesalinity budget, will aid understanding ofthe key processes governing deep-waterformation within polynyas.Aircraft observations of thelast_img read more

Keynote examines genocide in UN work

first_imgStudents and faculty who attended this year’s Notre Dame Student Peace Conference, an annual, student-run event, gathered Friday in the Hesburgh Center Auditorium to hear the keynote address from Gillian Kitley, the senior officer in the United Nations (UN) Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect.Kitley said despite receiving increased support from the international community in recent years, the UN still faces considerable challenges in attempting to prevent and prosecute genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.“Why is it that we still face so many situations where so many people’s lives are put at risk?” she asked the audience. “Why is there still so much suffering for so many populations around the world? And what more can we do now to improve the situation, to improve the international community’s ability and will to respond more quickly and more effectively when we see the risks?”Kitley said she first became interested in these questions during her early years growing up in the African Great Lakes region, which includes Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The region has a long history of violent conflict, she said.Since joining the UN in 1993, Kitley said she has witnessed significant changes in the field of peacekeeping and conflict resolution, including the creation of her current office in 2004. Kofi Annan created the Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect as the Secretary General of the UN at the time, and during the 2005 World Summit, all UN member states pledged to defend their populations against genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.Unfortunately, she said, the UN continues to meet the resistance of many countries who are viewed as particularly at-risk for genocide.“Preventing atrocities is difficult and demanding, and even if we have limitless enthusiasm, consensus and resources, it would still likely prove impossible to prevent every atrocity,” she said.  “So we have to be realistic.“We have to accept that there are limits to the influence that outsiders can wield.”Kitley said a further complication of the issue is that many states view UN peacekeeping efforts as a threat to their political authority.“States are never going to be enthusiastic about endorsing limits on their sovereignty,” she said.But state noncooperation is not the only challenge encountered by UN officials. Kitley said limited funds and resources, difficulties in achieving justice in the aftermath of violence and the participation in conflicts of non-state actors — such as armed militant groups like the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and multinational corporations — all present obstacles to the success of UN initiatives.Dealing with non-state actors is particularly difficult, she said, because they refuse to engage with the UN and often have superior resources and technology.“Non-state actors like the so-called ISIS present new challenges,” Kitley said. “These are groups that are intent on holding territory rather than carrying out guerilla attacks. They have no interest in negotiating with us, they have no interest in international law, they run a sophisticated media recruitment campaign — very media savvy, much more than we are.”Nevertheless, Kitley said it is important to maintain hope, because she said, “for all these challenges, there are solutions.”“We have a growing international community which is committed to tackling these problems,” she said.Kitley said among the efforts made by the international community to combat genocide and violent conflict is the research being done by academic institutions such as Notre Dame into the sources of violence and effective methods of conflict resolution.“We really appreciate the effort that goes into this research, and I know that this University is one of the universities that has been doing some really important work,” she said.Tags: Gillian Kitley, keynote speaker, Notre Dame, Student Peace Conference, United Nationslast_img read more