Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Facebook NewsBusinessLimerick event to focus on the changing world of workBy Editor – January 9, 2018 1683 WhatsApp TAGSFuture of workHarmonics Groupindustrial revolutionJohn Fitzgeraldlimericknetwork limerickpace of changeValerie Murphywork Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Harmonics Group managing director John Fitzgerald will discuss the changing world of work at the Network Ireland Limerick event on Wednesday, January 17.The changing world of work and how people are being impacted by it will be the focus of the first event of the new year for Network Ireland Limerick in the Savoy Hotel on Wednesday, January 17.Guest speaker John Fitzgerald, managing director of the Harmonics Group will explain the impact the fourth industrial revolution will have on industries, businesses and particular professions.He will also discuss the 100 year life and how we are all living longer and why women are best placed to thrive in the Future of Work.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A serial entrepreneur, John Fitzgerald is a regular commentator on the future of work and has delivered a number of talks about the phenomenal pace of change impacting the world of work and how organisations and their employees are struggling to address or keep up with the pace of change.Network Ireland Limerick President Valerie Murphy said the event would focus on long-term planning in terms of business and career.The event will also include facilitated networking to help people make new contacts. Network Ireland Limerick is a forum for women in business, the professions and the arts. This event is open to members and non-members. Further details can be found here More business news here Twitter Print Previous articleChildline looking to recruit volunteers in Limerick areaNext articleMary Harney is new University of Limerick Chancellor Editor Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash
“We’ve had a number of samples come into the lab,” said Jean Williams-Woodward, aplant pathologist with the University of Georgia Extension Service. “So far, we’re findingtwo main causes of the branch dieback.” In Georgia landscapes, azaleas practically sing spring. So do rhododendrons in much ofthe state. But this year, many people are finding dead branches in both of these prizedornamentals. The less serious of the causes, she said, are fungal diseases that got into the branchesthrough some kind of wound. “These fungi get in and cause a canker — a sunken, dark brown, grayish area,”Williams-Woodward said. “Sometimes they can girdle the stem. And when that happens,the branch dies.” Once these fungal cankers have girdled a branch, she said, you can’t save it. But you canspare the rest of the shrub. Just prune out the dead branch and keep the plant properlymulched and watered to reduce stress. “We had a warm fall last year,” she said. “Many shrubs weren’t properly hardened off yetwhen we had a sudden cold snap in December. That caused some bark splitting in sometender branches.” “Then change the drainage,” Williams-Woodward said. “Raise the bed, or amend the soil.You have to make the site drain better, or the next plant won’t fare any better.” A long, mild spring then complicated the problem, allowing fungi to infect the wounds thecold snap left. The main culprits, she said, are Phomopsis in azaleas and Botryosphaeria inrhododendrons. Sometimes, though, the problem isn’t contained with the branch. Sometimes a single fungal canker won’t girdle a stem, she said. But two or more on thesame stem can produce the same result. You can tell the difference, she said, by cutting along the branch. If the dead, cankeroustissue isn’t contained within the stem but goes to the base of the plant, the problem is rootrot. “The more serious problems we’ve seen are root rots,” Williams-Woodward said. “Theseare caused by fungi, too. But they’re the result of poorly drained or compacted soils.” And the remedy isn’t so simple. The first step is to remove the plant — it isn’t going tosurvive.
By Victoria WalderseeLISBON, Portugal (Reuters) – Flamengo coach Jorge Jesus, who has achieved hero status for his achievements after just six months in charge of the famous Brazilian club, was awarded the Portuguese order of recognition on Monday for services to his country.Portugal president Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa announced his decision to give Jesus the award after the coach led Flamengo to this month’s Club World Cup final against Liverpool.“Of course, it was not me or my team who discovered or gave independence to Brazil, but it was we who on the November 23 and 24 conquered two titles in Brazil, so we too will go down in history, in our own way,” Jesus said at the ceremony. “In 50 years I won’t be here, but they’ll say, ‘The Portuguese were the first to conquer the Libertadores and a Brazilian national championship’.”Initially, treated with scepticism by Brazilian fans concerned about his age and ability to adapt to their country’s style of football, the 65-year-old Jesus turned Flamengo’s fortunes around after becoming coach in June.Jesus led Flamengo in November to their first South American Copa Libertadores title for 38 years and 24 hours later they were confirmed as Brazilian title-winners before reaching the Club World Cup final, losing to European champions Liverpool. Jesus’s 29-year coaching career included six years with Benfica and three seasons at Sporting, and the presidents of both Portuguese clubs were present at the ceremony.Jesus declined to comment on whether he will stay at Flamengo or return to Portugal after his contract expires in June. “I’ll come back, but I don’t know when. It’s harder to come back now, there’s no doubt about that,” he said.Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho received the same award, called the Order of Prince Henry, and founded in 1960, after winning the Champions League with Porto in 2004.