In Pictures: Abbeyleix NS officially open new autism unit

first_imgSEE ALSO – 20 things you’ll never forget about doing your Leaving Cert Rugby Pinterest WhatsApp By Alan Hartnett – 5th June 2018 Twitter TAGSScoil Mhuire NS Previous articleAll this week’s Laois GAA fixturesNext article20 things you’ll never forget about doing your Leaving Cert Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR In Pictures: Abbeyleix NS officially open new autism unit Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad WhatsApp Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Facebook Home News In Pictures: Abbeyleix NS officially open new autism unit News Community Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Community Abbeyleix National School open Aras Naomh Brid Pupils, parents, teachers and locals basked in glorious sunshine recently as Scoil Mhuire NS Abbeyleix officially opened its new autism unit.The school celebrated the official opening of Áras Naomh Bríd, a three classroom integrated unit for children with Autism.Scoil Mhuire have been providing this service in different guises since 2006 and now provide an integrated education to 18 children with ASD in the school.Construction began in January 2017 and the project was completed in March 2018.The new facility caters for pupils aged from 4 to 13 and contains a number of features. These include three specially adapted classrooms, a kitchen, a multi-sensory room, soft playroom and ancillary rooms, together with a general purpose classroom.It has three full-time teachers supported by six special needs assistants.Principal Aidan McEvoy did a marvellous job compering the day and Bishop Denis Nulty performed the official blessing.He also visited the new garden. Thanks to Margaret Slevin for sending these pictures our way: Facebooklast_img read more

Israel advances bill to cut rooftop solar tax

first_imgIsrael advances bill to cut rooftop solar taxThe legislation aims to encourage investment in renewable energy. Supporters say the bill will help Israeli households generate clean energy and reduce their costs of living while increasing solar power generation in the country, which currently only gets less than 2% of its energy from solar sources. August 4, 2016 Edgar Meza Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share The Israeli Knesset on Wednesday approved a bill that would eliminate taxes on home solar and wind energy installations. Supporters of the bill, which received cabinet approval on Sunday, hope to encourage individual investment in solar and wind systems in an effort to increase Israel’s overall share of renewable energy, according to The Jerusalem Post. Proposed by Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, the law would exempt homeowners from paying taxes rooftop solar systems and wind turbines. The bill also provides tax benefits for owners who rent space for the installation of renewable energy systems. “By reducing the bureaucratic hurdles typically linked to renewable energy production, the hope is to reduce morbidity from air pollution, boost financial savings and increase electricity production during peak demand hours,” the Finance Ministry said, quoted in The Jerusalem Post. The government based its bill on a private bill proposed by Knesset members Yael Cohen Paran and Hamad Amar. Israel, with an abundance of sun, generates less than 2% of its energy from solar sources, Paran and Amar said in a joint statement. Now, every Israeli household will be able to generate clean energy and significantly reduce the cost of living, they added. The Knesset members congratulated the government for its support in promoting clean energy, particularly solar, saying the bill would “exempt household electricity producers from taxes, enabling them to generate their own electricity with solar rooftops.” The Israeli Knesset last year installed what it said at the time was the largest solar PV installation on any parliament building in the world. The 450 kW array consists of some 1,500 custom-made JA PV modules made by JA Solar covering more than 4,650 square meters. The installation was expected to generate some 10% of the Knesset’s electricity and help reduce the building’s energy use by a third.Popular content ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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To all Connie Hawkins ballers—‘Do the Right Thing!’ (April 25)

first_imgLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourier BILL NEAL:10—Of course this is not a shoutout to the likes of Hosea Champine, Norm Nixon, John Marshall, Kirk Bruce, Ron Carter, Sam Clancy, Myron Brown, Bobby Franklin, B.B. Flenory, Magic Mike Williams, Kenny Durrett, Bobby Byrd or Billy Varner…your legend was already in place! No, this is “a call to arms for the other 5,060 or so players that played in the nationally-recognized, top 10-rated Connie Hawkins Summer League that more than likely may have never been recognized beyond your last glorified high school game. On Saturday, May 5, we will honor and memorialize the late great Connie Hawkins. Do the right thing man and come pay your respects to the man that put you on the map!:09—Sooooo, while I have your attention, here’s your info for the next to last time. Friday, May 4, “Live” at The Savoy Restaurant (2623 Penn Avenue, zip code 15222). Come one, come all to welcome home the 1968 ABA World Champion Pittsburgh Pipers. 6 p.m. until, $5 cover, free parking, cash bar, cash kitchen, dress to impress. Saturday, May 5, noon press conference at the Marriott Hotel City Center, Downtown Pittsburgh. Then at 2 p.m., the Pittsburgh Bullets ABA team will showcase a tribute exhibition game and clinic for kids at the Thelma Lovette YMCA (2114 Centre Avenue, zip code 15219) in honor of the champions. Then at 6 p.m., cocktail reception for the event at the Marriott. Then at 7 p.m., dinner and awards presentation honoring the Pipers, Connie Hawkins and the 2018 Connie Hawkins Hall of Fame Inductees. Special guest speakers include the legendary Billy Knight, former L.A. Laker Ron Carter and former Boston Celtic B.B. Flenory. $50 in advance, $75 at the door, not formal. Dress to impress. Parking at cost. For additional information, please call Achieving Greatness Inc. at 412-628-4856, Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.:08—Hey, while I am shouting out stuff, let’s have a shoutout for all the people that helped make this historic night possible. Major Mark Whited. The Mark Cuban Foundation. The New Pittsburgh Courier. The Phoenix Suns. The Pittsburgh Penguins. State Representative Austin Davis. City Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle. Chuck Sanders Charities. Gary White. Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Co. Attorney Glenn Mahone. Attorney William Goodrich. Attorney Jack Goodrich. J.T. Thomas. The Tribune Review. Larry Richert of KDKA Radio.:07—Lord, please don’t let Kevin Cameron be right about the Pittsburgh Pirates, but if the pitchin’ don’t hold up, the bats don’t mean jack. Now that’s teamwork.:06—Yeah, I know the NFL draft is on Thursday, April 26, but I won’t be watching. Call me when we’ve made our selection, then you got my attention.:05—But if you really want to know who, what, when, where and why, tune into Soul Take—Champions Live Sports Talk Show every Wednesday…go to urbanmediatoday.com and get reminded of how much you don’t know, but you think you know. Brought to you by Urban Media Today, the New Pittsburgh Courier and Cameron Professional Management. Starring Kevin Cameron, Bill Neal and a cast of the greatest sports minds in the business. To get on board – [email protected] or call Achieving Greatness Inc. at 412-628- 4856.:04—Man, you know the Black Panther is all that if it’s still playing at theaters and at prime time slots. It’s been over a month. They used to call that “Black Power!!!”:03—BTW, if you still have doubts about me proclaiming Jim Thorpe the greatest athlete of all time, just pull up or rent the movie Jim Thorpe—All American. You – Will – Be – Amazed. Look, the man and one other Native American beat an entire track team by themselves . . . just Google it.:02—To the world, and to my good friend, and the family and close friends of the late great “Super Champion” Bruno Sammartino, farewell to a true legend!!! (FYI – he sold out Madison Square Garden 108 times . . . C’mon man!)Dexter Westbrook driving against “The Hawk”:01—In continuing to showcase the members of the Pittsburgh Pipers World Champions, pictured here are Dexter Westbrook driving against “The Hawk” before getting traded to the Pipers weeks later, and sharp shooter Barry Leibowitz.Barry Leibowitz:00—GAME OVER.last_img read more

Virginia police won’t release video of Redskins player stop

first_imgIn this March 15, 2018, file photo, newly signed Washington Redskins wide receiver Paul Richardson Jr. speaks during the NFL football team’s news conference in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police won’t release video of a traffic stop involving a Washington Redskins wide receiver who said a state trooper asked if he was a gang member or drug dealer.Paul Richardson Jr.’s tweets about the questions he was asked during a Tuesday traffic stop prompted an internal review by state police.Richardson just signed a $40 million five-year contract with the Redskins and was driving a new Mercedes when pulled over. He is African-American.The department said Friday that it was declining a public records request by The Associated Press for video taken from the trooper’s in-car camera. Spokeswoman Corinne Geller said the department has the discretion to release the video under state law but has chosen not to.last_img read more