New Ryanair routes for Shannon

Posted On Jun 4 2021 by

first_imgRyanair adds new routes BUDGET carrier Ryanair has announced new routes to Kaunas in Lithuania and Manchester as part of its Summer 2015 schedule.And airline bosses are promising to deliver 125,000 new passengers, bringing the total to more than 825,000, brining 18% growth to the airport and delivering 825 jobs.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The schedule will deliver 65 weekly return flights.In Limerick, Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer, Kenny Jacobs said: “Ryanair is pleased to launch its Shannon 2015 summer schedule, a month earlier than last year, with 2 new routes to and from Kaunas and Manchester, which will deliver 125,000 new customers and 825,000 customers in total, as we grow by 18% at Shannon Airport.. TAGSairportfeaturedlimerickroutesRyanairShannon Advertisement Previous articleJobs announced for NewcastlewestNext articleHuge jump in numbers on trolleys in Limerick Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsBreaking newsNew Ryanair routes for ShannonBy Bernie English – October 7, 2014 601 center_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

A writer’s journey

Posted On Mar 1 2021 by

first_imgRuben Reyes Jr. ’19 has written numerous columns and editorials for The Crimson, poems and essays for literary journals and websites, and most recently a short story for the Florida Review Online.While that experience has given Reyes the confidence to call himself a writer, it’s also made it poignantly clear to the southern California native: Measuring writers’ success by what they’ve published says to writers who haven’t gotten published that their work doesn’t matter.For Reyes, that kind of exclusivity is a problem. Words can have power whether they are written by an author for a prestigious publication or they are sitting unseen on the laptop of someone who writes fiction as a hobby. To help change that disparity, Reyes recently launched a literary magazine that showcases authors from all walks of life who not only have stories to tell, but are empowered as the best writers to tell them.The magazine, Palabritas, means little words in Spanish, and features the voices of 34 writers who, like Reyes, identify as Latinx, a gender-neutral term for Latinos and Latinas.The multilingual magazine is off to a strong start in that quest. It features poems, essays, and works of fiction that challenge popular assumptions of what it means to be Latinx, including perspectives from Latinx communities that are often ignored, such as Asian Latinx, Latinx people living in non-Latin countries, and queer and transgender Latinx authors.“When I was thinking about this publication, access as broadly as possible was one of our main missions,” Reyes said. “In every issue, we’re aiming to publish people who have never shared their work publicly along with people who already have bylines in other literary magazines. [We want to] publish these people side by side.”,Reyes, who grew up in Diamond Bar, Calif., sees a space like the one Palabritas offers as crucial for growing a writer’s confidence. It’s also a place where Harvard students can explore working in publishing. Reyes assembled a team of 10 student editors and multimedia designers to put together the magazine. So far, more than 200 copies of the first issue have been distributed.For Reyes, early confidence boosts played a major role in why he kept writing. Serving as fuel for him was the community response received because of his columns in The Crimson and a Latinx newsletter (which he named Palabritas after) re-publishing an essay he wrote.“It really helped me think of myself more as a writer, as a serious writer,” said Reyes, who believes the craft can serve a larger purpose to heal, process real events, and think about the future.For Reyes, writing serves a mix of those purposes.“I just started writing down thoughts, feelings, and eventually those made it into full stories,” said Reyes, who first put words to paper as a teenager. “I wrote about angsty-teenage stuff — growing up in the suburbs, arguments with friends, uncertainty about what life would be like after high school, a desire to leave my hometown. They seem like petty concerns now, but they meant a lot back then, and I turned to fiction to work through them.”Today Reyes’ writing stems mainly from his identification as Latinx. He often uses El Salvador, from where his parents immigrated, as a foundation. The short story he published in the Florida Review Online was about a Salvadoran family dealing with an aging grandparent. An essay he published this fall in the Brain Mill Press was about discovering Salvadoran authors. He is currently at work on a collection of short stories exploring the lives of Salvadoran immigrants.“It influences everything,” Reyes said. “I think that’s why I’ve turned to writing to bring more dignity to a region and a people that I know really well because they’re my family, my parents, my grandparents, a lot of my friends here.”Through writing, Reyes is combatting simple narratives surrounding El Salvador and its people. With Palabritas, Reyes wanted it to do the same for all Latinx people. To achieve that, Reyes and his team opened submissions not just to Harvard’s Latinx community but worldwide. Eighty-five writers submitted more than 100 pieces (most in English but some in Spanish or both languages.)Standouts in the first issue include: an essay by Jasmine Hyppolite ’21, who spent a summer in Peru where she experienced racism as an Afro-Latina; a poem by New York-based Óscar Mosés Diaz reacting to President Trump’s announcement blocking temporary protected status for Salvadorans; and a short story about a kidnapping, by marketing and communications professional Santiago Jurksaitis, who was born in Colombia but lives in the Czech Republic.“What we were looking most for was to show as many narratives and versions of being Latinx as possible, which is why we made a big effort to include a lot of people who are often overlooked in popular conceptions of Latinx people,” Reyes said. “I think the first issue, for sure, is so much better for that.”Though Reyes, who is a concentrating in history and literature and applying for graduate school, graduates in May, Palabritas will continue to establish itself as a new space for Latinx writers and editors. That sense of community building was one of the key ideas behind starting the magazine, Reyes said. Harvard’s Latinx community, which is about 12 percent of the student body, is tightly knit. Reyes hopes Palabritas adds value by showing readers the power Latinx stories and words have, especially in seeing their own words published.“It took me a while to consider myself a writer,” Reyes said. “I’m convinced that all someone has to do to be considered a writer is write. One of my hopes is that Palabritas can be a supportive publication for people to share their work and become comfortable calling themselves writers.”last_img read more

Saint Mary’s announces reentry testing procedures for spring semester

Posted On Jan 26 2021 by

first_imgCollege vice president for enrollment management Mona Bowe and vice president for college relations Shari Rodriguez gave an overview of their plans for spring semester reentry testing in a email to students Friday.According to the message, all students taking classes on campus will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test result before they move into their residence hall or go to their first class.The College has partnered with Global 7 Diagnostics to provide qualifying students with at-home PCR saliva test kits. Students are exempt from the testing requirement if they test positive for COVID-19 12 weeks or less before the beginning of the semester or plan to complete their semester entirely online, the email said.Bowe and Rodriguez asked all students to complete a survey to determine their eligibility for the PCR test, so they can register for the kit promptly.“If it is determined that you need an at-home test, we ask that you register for your Global 7 test kit as soon as possible,” the email said. “Once your kit is received, you must wait to collect and send in your sample closer to your move-in date.”The test, as well as shipping to and from the student, will cost $107, according to the form students are prompted to fill out. If a student’s insurance does not cover the $75 cost of the test, the College will add the charge to a student’s account. Students will need a credit card when registering for the test to cover the $32 shipping costs.If a student is not able to pay for the test, they can apply for emergency funds through the College.“In early January, watch for an email with details on the move-in process, as well as what to expect for the spring semester,” the email said. “Know that we’re thinking of you and look forward to welcoming you back, particularly those joining us for the first time.”Tags: COVID testing, COVID-19, Mona Bowe, Saint Mary’s College, Shari Rodriguez, Spring 2021last_img read more

Do not evict frontliners vs COVID – Jerry

Posted On Sep 25 2020 by

first_imgILOILO City – Boardinghouse operatorsthrowing out tenants who are healthcare workers during this time of enhancedcommunity quarantine against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) face direconsequences, said Mayor Jerry Treñas. “Pagkatapossini, atubangay man kita gihapon,” he said. “Hindipo ito ang panahon para talikuran natin ang atinghealthcare workers. Sila po ay nag-iingatpara hindi makapanghawa ng iba. Sosana po ‘wag po natin itong (discrimination) gawin sa ating mga healthcare workers,” said Vergeire. Healthcare workers of The Medical Cityin Molo district, specifically nurses, reported being barred from enteringtheir boardinghouses or barangays following the confirmation that two personswith COVID-19 were confined in that hospital. Treñas received information that busesrejected healthcare workers, and even carinderiaswon’t sell food to them. Concerned citizens have donated itemsto the temporary shelter such as folding beds, mattresses and pillows. The Medical City assured the publicits healthcare workers and frontliners pose no health risk to the public. “We should not allow this to happen.Please keep in mind if our healthcare workers cannot eat, if they cannot go towork, if they cannot rest and sleep, who will take care of you if you getinfected,” Treñas reminded the public. Recently, Undersecretary Ma. RosarioVergeire of the Department of Health (DOH) appealed to the Ilonggos not todiscriminate healthcare workers fighting COVID-19. This prompted the city government totemporarily transform the Iloilo City Community College into a shelter forhealthcare workers.Treñas called on healthcare workers to coordinate with the city government. For its part, the SangguniangPanlungsod (SP) passed a resolution urging the strict enforcement of RegulationOrdinance (RO) No. 2020-058 (an ordinance amending the title, sections I and IIof RO 2020-090 which declared as unlawful acts of discrimination based ongender, race, color, descent, national or ethnic origin and religiousaffiliation or beliefs. The word “profession” had been added. HOME AWAY FROM HOME. A classroom at the Iloilo City Community College in Molo district has been temporarily converted into a billeting area for healthcare workers barred from returning to their boardinghouses or barangays from their work in hospitals. The Department of Health is appealing to Ilonggos not to discriminate healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus disease. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Dr. Felix Ray Villa, chief executiveofficer of The Medical City in Iloilo City, said “Our quarantine protocols havealready been in place even before this positive result. We have taken eachpossible precaution to make sure this is contained. There is no cause for panicas the proper protocols have been observed and followed.”/PNlast_img read more