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Ireland’s largest Irish language tech event to take place at Shannon…

first_img Previous articleLimerick ETSS ready to rock Dolan’sNext articleLimerick and Cork renew rivalry in Páirc Uí Chaoimh Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Pictured launching the event at Shannon Airport were Rachael Leahy, Shannon Group Company Secretary and Head of Legal with Séamus Ó Fátharta, Clár TechSpace Coordinator, Camara and 2 year old Ceoladh O’Sullivan from Tralee Co Kerry with her brother Debhinn (4) checking out cool mini robots .Pic Arthur Ellis.SHANNON Airport will become the showcase for some of the country’s top young digital media, music and 3D Design talent as well as a world record attempt when some 400 students gather on March 4 for Ireland’s largest Irish language tech event, Tech Féile.Tech Féile showcases young people’s achievements in inventive Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM). Activities will see students exhibit their work and take part in interactive workshops as well as being inspired by guest speakers and live performances.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Revealing details of the event, Séamus Ó Fátharta, Clár TechSpace Coordinator, Camara Education Ireland said, “Camara Ireland are delighted to be holding the biggest-ever technology event as Gaeilge in Shannon Airport.“An initiative of the national TechSpace programme, Tech Féile is going from strength to strength and all due to the passionate educators and young people driving it forward.“The programme wouldn’t be possible without the support of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and the Science Foundation Ireland. Special thanks to Shannon Airport for hosting and sponsoring the event.”The line-up this year includes Micheál O’Ciaraigh from TG4 and SPIN South West presenter Louise Cantillon.  Across the day there will be 35 workshops offering the students the opportunity to learn first-hand from creative industries representatives who will be present on the day.TG4 will host a weather workshop complete with green screen, Shannon Airport will host an aviation workshop, Radio Rí Rá will offer students a hands-on approach to podcast creation.One of the fun points of the Tech Féile day will an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest buzz wire. The steady hand game measures more than 17 metres long.Speaking about the event Tech Féile funder Bríd Breathnach from the Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht said, “We are thrilled that the fourth Tech Féile event will take place in Shannon Airport this year and thank the Shannon Group company for their help in hosting Tech Féile as a sponsor. Tech Féile has grown year-on-year. With 400 young people registered to attend this will be our largest event ever.”Speaking ahead of the festival, Tech Féile funder ‘Science Foundation Ireland’ representative Cathy Foley, Senior Executive, Education and Public Engagement said: “This event is a creative and innovative way to engage and inspire young people from the Gaeltacht regions to learn more about STEM and the applications of STEM in real life from social media and digital media to music to saving lives and detecting crime.“Tech Féile is part of the STEM as Gaeilge agus Cant project, the largest funded project to date under the SFI Discover Programme. I look forward to seeing the students work exhibited and I might even have a go on the 17 metre buzz wire!”Kindly hosting Tech Féile on the day, Shannon Airport provides an inspirational location, offering students a chance to see first-hand the benefits of STEAM in a professional setting and the many career opportunities in this field.Welcoming the event Rachael Leahy, Shannon Group, who is taking part in the event said:  “We are rooting in our community and as such we are delighted to make the airport available for an event which celebrates the creative talents of young people in the STEAM and digital media space. We are looking forward to the fun and excitement on the day.” Twitter Linkedin Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img BusinessNewsIreland’s largest Irish language tech event to take place at Shannon AirportBy Cian Reinhardt – February 20, 2020 957 Email Facebook Printlast_img read more

Bakers’ & Butchers’ Fair: the day in pictures

first_imgHundreds of bakers flocked to Newark yesterday for the Bakers’ & Butchers Fair 2014. The event saw plenty of networking opportunities, new products and innovations from exhibitors and some top insight on the main stage from a prestigious line-up of speakers.Among those sharing their industry knowledge with the crowd were Christopher Foxall of The Village Bakery, who spoke about the need for innovation in bakery, while Mark Challis of Zeelandia discussed the increasing demand for healthier products.The keenly awaited Britain’s Best Loaf competition was judged, with Lee Smith of Bexhill Farm Kitchen winning the crown for the second year running. For a full list of winners click here.TV star Keith Chegwin warmed up the crowd and presented the awards on stage.See the day in pictures, below.Created with flickr slideshow.last_img read more

Gunstones sees £10m spend for hot cross bun bakery

first_img2 Sisters Food Group has invested £10m in a new state-of-the-art bakery extension at its Gunstones Bakery site in Dronfield, near Sheffield. The new facility will provide 25% additional capacity to the site and will focus on producing hot cross buns and iced and spiced products, allowing the business to grow in key categories.The new line – called ‘Bake 4’, will eventually be producing up to six different products in a day once it is fully commissioned.Planning for the project has been ongoing for 18 months in order to fulfil customer demand for increased volumes of hot cross buns.Kirk Connor, Gunstones site director, said: “We’re well-known for baking some of the best products in the business, and this new facility will only enhance that reputation. We’re really delighted to have got this on track and show our customers and our employees that we mean business.”Local MP for North East Derbyshire Natascha Engel added: “I was very impressed with the new facility and hope that this will bring in more contracts for Gunstones Bakery.”The new facility is a refurbished warehouse building on the site, which has been stripped down to the metal frame and started again.Leading-edge equipment, including ovens and proofers from Italy, has been installed.Gunstones family bakery was founded in 1862. It produces hot cross buns, iced and spiced rolls, sushi and sandwich rolls across its chilled and frozen divisions and employs 1,000 people.last_img read more

Observations from YMC’s Stand-In CEO

first_imgWhen the big man with the spiky hair leaves to travel on business, it’s in my paws to run the office at Your Marketing Co. It took a while to get used to the different personalities, but I think I’ve got them figured out.In my few months here, I’ve learned a few things about employee morale. At first I thought my humans were dim-witted, but I’ve come to learn that they are smarter and more complex than I initially believed.Here’s what I have learned:Always share. “Sharing” is a human word that I’ve recently learned. Whether it’s ideas, toys or food, sharing is a way to bond with coworkers. My humans always provide their pens, keys and dangling headphones for me to play with. I don’t think they’ve realized that everything belongs to me, but I’m willing to share. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more