Limerick’s werewolf invasion

first_imgAdvertisement November’s US election is the topic that got Ireland Googling most this year Twitter TAGSGoogleLimerick 2030 Print Call for changes to Opera Centre plans NewsLimerick’s werewolf invasionBy John Keogh – July 11, 2014 1069 First Limerick Twenty Thirty project just six weeks out from completion Facebook World-class Gardens International opens in Limerick City center_img Email Marks and Spencer agreement for Limerick city centre Previous articleCity Hall’s evening expo for Made in Limerick €2.3m worksNext article35 countries land military aircraft at Shannon John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Linkedin A CAMPAIGN launched by a group of Limerick residents in April to change Google’s top search suggestions for Limerick from ‘Why is Limerick so rough?’ to ‘Why is Limerick so awesome?’ has succeeded, albeit with one unexpected result.Now, when Google users type ‘Why is Limerick…’ into a search box, the top suggestion will now read ‘Why is Limerick so awesome?’.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, the fourth suggestion in the list is now the somewhat bizarre ‘Why is Limerick so full of werewolves?’Limerick residents can rest assured that there is no need to run for cover during a full moon, the suggestion is down to a counter-campaign started by commenters on www.DailyEdge.ie following on from Limerick 2030’s campaign.Earlier this year Limerick 2030, a group of Limerick people aiming to promote the city in a positive light, urged Google users to search ‘Why is Limerick so awesome?’, as if over 100 people type the same question, it will cause a change in Google’s auto-complete algorithm.The idea emerged after Limerick 2030 members spotted that the top searches for Limerick at the time were ‘Why is Limerick so rough?’ and ‘Why is Limerick called stab city?’.A spokesperson for Limerick 2030 told Limerick Post: “We are doing our best to get Limerick shown in the best light. When people are coming to a city a lot of them are going to go to Google first so it’s refreshing to have something that brings eyes onto what’s good about Limerick.” Gardens International base for Nordic Aviation Capitallast_img read more

Letters

first_img Previous Article Next Article This week’s lettersPC take lacks literary virtue So we’re not allowed to quote from acknowledged works of literature, norfrom the OED or similar dictionary (Letters, 3 September)? The term ‘bastard’ has several meanings, only one of which relates to themarital status of a child’s parents. My edition of Webster’s defines bastard asfollows: Bastard n. 1. An illegitimate child. 2. Something of irregular orinferior origin, or form. 3. Slang. A mean or disagreeable person. My belief is that the usage in reference to ITV Digital probably fallswithin the range of the second meaning given above. As such, it is a valid andperfectly correct use of English and in no way derogative to a child or itsparents. The reporting of Pat Bottrill’s reference has been selective to the point ofit being next to impossible to know the full context of the comment withoutactually having been present and hearing the exchanges. I feel there is far too much concentration on what might be understood by afew about a particular statement. We should concentrate on the reasons for makingsuch statements in the first place. My view is that there is no place for political correctness in any form.Language evolves, slowly, but it should never be hijacked for reasons ofpolitical gain or expediency. Michael Perry Technical author, Zuken Ltd E-mail abuse is damaging firms Either intentionally, or just through a creeping acceptance, employees aretaking their bosses for the ride of their lives. In every single company, alarge percentage of e-mail use is non-work related (News, 3 September). The problem has now reached epidemic proportions, with e-mail abuseaffecting staff productivity and company profitability. Companies should notbelieve that they are protected just because they are using content filteringand blocking software to police e-mail usage. While these security controls area positive first step, they don’t go nearly far enough. This filtering and blocking software at an organisation’s perimeter can onlytrack e-mails as they enter and leave a company. Employees know, however, thattheir internal, non-work related e-mails go unchecked. Employees enjoy the challenge of trying to beat filtering and blocking toolsand it is far too easy for them to find ways around it. Smart users have nowstarted embedding inappropriate content into Word, PowerPoint and Exceldocuments, conning the perimeter software into believing they are sendingbusiness-related e-mails. What’s needed now is non-invasive management of all e-mails to trackemployee usage without compromising privacy. Employers must act to stem the flow of staff stealing time. Brendan Nolan Chief executive, Waterford Technology Cannabis use is breaking the law Cannabis use among staff is still an arrestable offence. The Home Officenever intended to make it non-arrestable when it reclassified the drug, as thearticle ‘Clear cannabis policies needed at work’ claims (News, 3 September). Possession of cannabis or any other similar drug is still illegal. There aremoves by some – not all – police forces to give verbal warnings initially,rather like a disciplinary procedure, which if ignored will lead to arrest. Derran Sewell HRD manager, Calderdale & Kirklees Careers Ltd Blended learning can be beneficial I agree with Martyn Sloman wholeheartedly that blended learning as a conceptis not new (Opinion, 20 August). But I applaud what I perceive as real blended learning for its renewed focuson learners and how they acquire knowledge and perfect skills. While technology has become a cure-all for the training challenges we faceover the past 10 years, we should not be using it for technology’s sake. It should be used, where appropriate, to enhance the blended or integratedlearning experience. Give learners a quality programme based on educationalexcellence, and both the individuals and their firms will rapidly realise thebenefits. Brian Sutton Chief educator, QA LettersOn 10 Sep 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Major leak at St Catherine’s forces students to leave accommodation

first_imgStudents at the college have since confirmed that they have been provided with temporary heaters for their rooms. “PLEASE make sure you follow Covid regulations when moving over to your temporary room – keep your distance from others and wear a face covering. In a string of emails sent throughout the day, students at the college were told: Meal provision within the college has also been impacted, with no catering available to most students through to at least Tuesday. Those who are isolating will still be able to have food delivered to their rooms, although this will be “a frozen meal instead of a hot lunch”. Photo Credit: Kenneth Yarham. Licence:CC BY-SA 2.0. Students at St Catherine’s College have been forced to move to new accommodation following a “major leak” in the boiler room. The flood, which occurred in the early hours of Friday morning, required the attendance of the fire brigade to pump out water from the room. The college later confirmed to students that as a consequence of the leak, both the college’s heating and water supplies were damaged. Students in some accommodation blocks have subsequently been forced to move to temporary rooms until the faults can be fixed. “Do not worry about moving all of your things over today – moves can be complete by Sunday evening.center_img “Unfortunately it looks unlikely that we will be able to restore the water supply to Staircase 1 – 16 by the end of today. St Catherine’s has also promised to refund students’ Upay accounts for any meals which they had already booked and which will no longer be provided. Students in isolation who do not wish to receive a frozen (instead of hot) meal can also ask to be reimbursed. “Do not forget to check that all the taps in your staircase are turned off when you leave, this is to avoid possible staircase flooding, when the water does come back on!” “Staircase 17 – 19 is self-sufficient from a heating and hot water point of view, so I’ve made the decision to move the residents from Staircase 1 – 16,  who currently have no water, over to Staircase 17 – 19. “We have been working through the night to restore the college water supply after our main boiler house flooded.. “We will also be providing heaters to everyone in college as our central heating system will not be working for the foreseeable future. The heaters have been ordered and will be available for collection from the Lodge later this afternoon.last_img read more