Limerick students shortlisted in Doodle 4 Google

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLimerick students shortlisted in Doodle 4 GoogleBy admin – February 18, 2013 665 Twitter Previous articleLIT students plan treats of All SortsNext articleWeekend Munster Rugby Fixtures admin Four Limerick students have been named as finalists in the fifth annual Doodle 4 Google competition. They are now amongst 75 Irish students in with a chance of having their doodle displayed on the Google Ireland homepage for millions of people to see. Everyone in Limerick is now being urged to visit www.google.ie/doodle4google and vote for Jordan, Siobhan, Emma and Patrick.The following students are among 75 regional finalists in with a chance of winning the competition:Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ·        Jordan Kelly (Group 2) from Colaiste Mhichil, Sexton Street·        Siobhan Danaher (Group 4) from Colaiste Ide agus Iosef, Abbeyfeale·        Emma O’Connor (Group 4) from Colaiste Mhuire, Askeaton·        Patrick Moynihan (Group 5) from St. Clement’s College, South Circular RoadThe 75 finalists were selected by a panel of judges, including rugby player Robert Kearney, Gary Granville, Professor of Education at the National College of Art and Design and Marianne Kelly, former Assistant Curator at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.The finalists will now battle it out to top the public vote and to win the Doodle 4 Google title.Voting will close on the 4th of March. The five most popular doodles, one from each age category, will go forward to the final where one of Google’s professional doodlers will select the overall winner.John Herlihy, Head of Google Ireland, said, “This year we had the most entries that we’ve ever had, over 2,500, so our judging panel had an extremely tough time selecting the 75 finalists. Every one of our entrants should be tremendously proud of their success. Now, it’s over to the public to select our five class group winners. So I urge everyone in Limerick to go online, check out the fantastic creativity of our finalists and to vote for their favourite.”The five class group winners and their teachers will receive a Chromebook each. The overall winner will have their doodle shown on the Google Ireland homepage for a full day in April 2013. The winner’s school will also receive a €10,000 technology grant from Google and for the first time the winning student will receive a scholarship of €5,000 to go towards their college studies.For more information and to vote for the winning doodles go to: www.google.ie/doodle4google/ Facebook Advertisementcenter_img Linkedin Email Print WhatsApplast_img read more

US Navy, JMSDF kick off Resilient Shield 2018 in Yokosuka

first_img Share this article View post tag: Resilient Shield Ballistic missile defense capable US Navy, JMSDF ships kick off Resilient Shield 2018 February 16, 2018 Authorities View post tag: US Navycenter_img View post tag: JMSDF View post tag: Fleet Activities Yokosuka Back to overview,Home naval-today Ballistic missile defense capable US Navy, JMSDF ships kick off Resilient Shield 2018 US Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) units got together on February 16 to start the exercise Resilient Shield 2018 at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.The annual computer-based Fleet Synthetic Training-Joint (FST-J) exercise will also be joined by US Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) assets for a week of training.Resilient Shield 2018 is specifically focused on BMD training for JMSDF ships and 7th Fleet’s forward deployed ships.The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Shiloh (CG 67) and USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54), USS Benfold (DDG 65), and USS Stethem (DDG 63), forward-deployed to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, will work alongside personnel from JS Teruzuki (DD 116) and JS Kongo (DD 173) during the exercise.“Resilient Shield is designed to test our tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) against potential regional threats while ensuring Japanese and US forces are well-rehearsed in executing those TTPs,” said Capt. Bo Johns, commanding officer of USS Shiloh (CG 67) and ballistic missile defense commander (BMD) for CTF 70. “The collaboration required to plan and execute an event like Resilient Shield strengthens our relationship with the Japanese and enables better communication, while the execution of the evolution makes interoperability between our militaries more effective and efficient.”The ships’ warfighting teams will exchange operational integrated air and missile defense (IAMD), surface warfare, and anti-submarine warfare information for advanced tactical training. This training is designed to improve proficiency in warfighting and joint operations for ballistic missile defense.last_img read more

Heinz is May winner for fendered division voting

first_imgGREEN BAY, Wis. – No stranger to victory lane, John Heinz has earned another win, this time as voted on by the fans.The IMCA Sunoco Stock Car driver from Green Bay earned the most votes in the Sybesma Graphics Facebook Fan Favorite Contest for fendered divisions for the month of May. He’ll receive a mini hood from Sybesma.The four-time track champion and defending Allstar Performance Wisconsin State titlist is planning another aggressive schedule in 2014 as he expects to compete weekly at Oshkosh Speedzone on Fridays, 141 Speedway in Francis Creek on Saturdays and Seymour Speedway on Sundays.Heinz hopes his busy weekends this season will lead to a national title.“It’s our second year of chasing national points,” said Heinz. “We chased points for the first time last season and ended up fifth.”Simply changing his approach to weekly racing is what Heinz credits as his recent desire to chase national points.“We just wanted to try it once and see what happened,” he stated.“We ran against defending national champion Brandon Czarapata,” Heinz said of his fellow Wisconsin racer. “He’s cutting down this year so we thought we’d give it another shot.”Although he’s earned many wins in his career, Heinz was still in search of his first win of the season.“We’ve got a bunch of seconds, a fifth and we blew up one night,” he explained of the start to his season.Still, Heinz is liking his ride this year.“We got a new car, a Wolfe Chassis from Beaver Dam. We like it, we just need to get it to victory lane,” he said.As for the wrap on his new ride, Heinz is proud of the military design and dedicated it to a longtime friend who recently passed away.“Dan Conrad was a buddy of mine for 20 years,” said Heinz. “He was a Vietnam vet and loved the car we ran with the military theme a couple years ago at Super Nationals. I think this car turned out better than that one and I’m sure he’d love it.”In addition to his wife Robin, Heinz listed Cody, Justin, Bob and Scott as his crew members.Sponsors on his No. 57 include Blackstone Restaurant, Five Point Fabrication, Wade’s Pit Stop, Arrow Auto Parts and Victory Vinyl, all of Green Bay; and 21 Gun Saloon of New Franken.last_img read more

Syracuse club ice hockey looks to carry over momentum from before Thanksgiving Break

first_imgIt’s been a roller coaster season for Syracuse.First, it was six wins in eight games. Then five losses in seven contests. But now, the Orange seems to have righted the ship.After four straight wins, and the adaptation of head coach Nick Pierandri’s hard-nosed defensive philosophy, the Orange has seen immediate results. Syracuse (12-7) took momentum into Thanksgiving Break and has a recent winning streak after midseason struggles.“I think we just all came together as a team and bought into the coach’s system,” senior goalie Austin Lefkowicz said. “It’s hard to get the chemistry going but now that we’re getting late in the season, we’re buying in. That leads to success in this league.”Lefkowicz, junior backup Jaime Ketchabaw and defenders in front of them were crucial to the team’s recent successes, holding Orange opponents to two goals or fewer in each of the last six wins.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDefensive dominance has been a constant for SU in a season marked by offensive questions. The Orange has only allowed four goals or more four times, two of which were against the high-powered offense of Stony Brook, and 45 goals total this season.While finding the net has not been as easy as protecting it — SU ranks only 26th out of 51 teams in goals scored — the Orange has learned to play with the confidence that its own shots will eventually fall as long as opponents are prevented from scoring.“It all starts with our goaltender,” junior forward JR LaPointe said. “When our goaltenders are playing solid, it filters throughout our team.”To be able to climb higher in the rankings and fight for one of six playoff spots in February, the Orange also needs to improve its play on the road, where it has gone 3-6 so far this season.Six of SU’s final 13 games are away from home, and the outcome of those games may make the difference between reaching the playoffs and watching them from home.“Honestly when we get on the road, it’s kind of tough for our team to get into the groove of things,” said senior forward Alex Rajaniemi. “You kind of got to get a flow to the game.”If the Orange does earn a playoff spot, its home success will put it at an advantage. SU will host all rounds of the 2015 ACHA tournament with the exception of the quarterfinals.Following the system has given the Orange good reason to hope its season will continue long into the postseason. But for Pierandri, that’s no surprise.“I’ve told them all along,” Pierandri said. “It’s preparation during the week, its excitement and … having passion for the game on the weekends.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 4, 2014 at 1:36 amlast_img read more