Print Twitter First Irish death from Coronavirus TAGSfeaturedFr Iggy O’DonovanGaysame-sex marriage referendum No vaccines in Limerick yet Linkedin NewsBreaking newsDiocese silent on Fr IggyBy Bernie English – March 12, 2015 810 Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended WhatsApp Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Previous articleSomething for the weekend – TV ListingsNext articleVictory for Cratloe campaign 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. Email Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April by Bernie English [email protected] Bishops have appealed to voters to “reflect deeply’ before changing laws to allow for same-sex marriage.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Their appeal came after well-known Limerick Augustinian priest, Fr Iggy O’Donovan, broke ranks to say that same-sex marriage should be allowed.While there was no comment from the Diocese on Fr O’Donovan’s remarks, this week’s Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference stated in a press release that “marriage is of fundamental importance for children, mothers and fathers, and society – all of us need to reflect deeply before changing it”.Earlier this week, Fr O’Donovan became the first priest to publicly admit he supports gay marriage. He said he is voting for the amendment and was critical of Bishop Kevin Doran’s comments on homosexuality.He said that he supports gay marriage even as “an absolute believer in Catholic teaching on marriage”.“I accept that there are people with different but deeply held views to me and I respect their views and I don’t think I have the right to impose my views on them”.He said he came to his decision from years of pastoral work with young gay Catholics.“As we learn more, it would be more unforgivable for us to get it wrong. We cannot support an amendment to the Constitution which redefines marriage and effectively places the union of two men, or two women, on a par with the marriage relationship between a husband and wife which is open to the procreation of children”, he said. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Advertisement Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL
4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUNA reported earlier this year that 36% of credit unions don’t anticipate full EMV functionality until at least the end of 2016. CUNA also noted “Nearly six in 10 credit unions will rely on a rolling reissue as magnetic stripe cards expire, while 27% elect for a complete, simultaneous reissue. Only 7% of credit unions have no plans to convert to EMV.” The Credit Union Times ran a recent survey, in conjunction with CSCU, which found 78% of credit unions have yet to implement EMV cards as of November 19, 2015.We are past the October 1 deadline set by Europay, MasterCard and Visa and the real costs of the EMV liability shift are beginning to come into focus.This shift has not been cheap, and credit unions have spent a lot of money on issuing new cards. Merchants have also had to ‘fork’ over money for new card readers, which has led to new tensions between merchants and financial institutions over the cost of the transition. continue reading »
Van Oord has contracted Universal Foundation to support the installation of two mono bucket foundations at the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm. To remind, financial close on the Deutsche Bucht Mono Bucket pilot demonstrator project was reached in July 2018, after the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany (BSH) granted the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind project the permit required to install two additional pilot wind turbines using mono bucket foundations whose design was certified by DNV GL in April.Deutsche Bucht will be the first offshore wind farm worldwide to test this new type of foundation structure under commercial operating conditions.As the general contractor for the Balance of Plant, Van Oord is responsible for the manufacturing and installation of the mono bucket foundations.Jesper Uhre Larsen, Project Manager at Universal Foundation said: “We are excited to continue our efforts on the project working with a professional marine contractor like Van Oord. The project teams are working towards the same end goal: a successful installation of the Mono Bucket foundations in 2019, which will enable further opportunities to lower the cost of offshore wind energy.”The mono bucket foundations will be installed in the second quarter of 2019.“This project is an essential step in Universal Foundation’s strategy. To capture the full commercial potential of the technology, we are investing heavily in further technological standardization and industrialization, to ensure not only an environmentally friendly solution, but one that can be the preferred choice in today’s competitive market,” said Kristian Ravn, Managing Director of Universal Foundation.The Deutsche Bucht wind farm will have a total of 33 MHI Vestas Offshore Wind V164-8.4MW wind turbines, 31 on monopiles and two on mono buckets.Monopile installation at the German offshore wind site started in September 2018.The EUR 1.4 billion Deutsche Bucht, expected to be commissioned in the second half of 2019, is owned by Canadian power producer Northland Power, and is the company’s third North Sea offshore wind farm, together with Gemini and Nordsee 1.