Portlaoise man features strongly in paracycling World Cup as Paralympic bid continues

first_img Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Previous articleJOB VACANCY: Heywood Community School seeking to hire part-time cleanerNext articleHow the Laois football team is shaping up ahead of the 2021 league campaign Jamie Dowling RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Sport Other Sport Portlaoise man features strongly in paracycling World Cup as Paralympic bid continues SportOther Sport Council WhatsApp Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Twitter Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months Twitter WhatsApp Electric Picnic Facebook Facebook By Jamie Dowling – 11th May 2021 Electric Picnic Portlaoise man features strongly in paracycling World Cup as Paralympic bid continues Pinterest TAGS2020 ParalympicsGary O’Reilly Portlaoise man Gary O’Reilly produced two stunning displays in the last week to record two fourth place finishes in the UCI Para-Cycling World Cup in Belgium as he continues his bid to qualify for the upcoming Paralympics in Tokyo.These two fourth place finishes from O’Reilly represents his best results in a World Cup as he just missed out on a place on the podium in the Time Trial and Road Race.Although O’Reilly missed out on the podium in both races, he was more than happy with his performances especially in the Time Trial last Thursday.Gary said: “I am very happy how I got on with both races, they are both the best results I’ve gotten at a World cup.“I was delighted with The Time trial as I only finished 22 seconds off the podium.“In the road race I decided to attack after 10km, and three other bikes stayed with me around the 30km mark. I then got split from the group unfortunately.“I was on my own in 4th place trying to maintain the gap from the chasing bunch for the last 40km and in the end I had a six-minute gap from 5th place.”O’Reilly’s attentions turn to Portugal in two weeks time as his final two qualifying races take place for qualification for the Paralympics and he is hopeful of two more strong performances.He finished: “At the moment I’m in a very strong position ahead of the last two races in Portugal in two weeks time.“I am training in Majorca for the next two weeks before I come home as Belgium is on the red list.“So, it’s just about getting long hours on the bike for a few weeks to prepare for the event and hopefully produce a similar result there.”Back in February, Gary joined Paul Downey on the Midweek Podcast to discuss how he got involved in the sport.You can listen to the episode below in full on Soundcloud or on Apple Podcasts or Spotify where you can subscribe to make sure you never miss an episode.SEE ALSO – Eight Talking Points from Laois v Wexford as the 2021 season finally gets underway Pinterestlast_img read more

Novice investors flocked to market during pandemic, study finds

first_imgThe survey found that investment knowledge was low among all groups, and particularly low for new investors. A combination of factors, including the ability to trade stocks cheaply and in small quantities, as well as pandemic-driven market dips, caused both beginning and experienced retail investors to flock to the stock market last year, according to research by the Finra Investor Education Foundation and NORC at the University of Chicago. Among survey respondents who opened new accounts in 2020, investing for retirement was the most frequently cited reason for opening the account, despite the study’s focus on taxable investing.The study, Investing 2020: New Accounts and the People Who Opened Them, found that the majority of new investors — defined as those who opened a non-retirement investment account for the first time during 2020 — were under age 45 and had lower incomes than investors who already owned taxable investment accounts. New investors also were more likely to be racially or ethnically diverse.[More: How social media fueled the GameStop stock surge]Respondents from 1,300 surveyed households were grouped into three categories: new investors,who opened one or more non-retirement investment accounts during 2020 and did not own a taxable investment account at any time before 2020 (accounting for 38% of the total); experienced entrants, who opened a taxable investment account during 2020 and also owned an existing taxable investment account opened before 2020 (19%); and holdover account owners, who maintained a taxable investment account that was opened before 2020 but did not open a new account during 2020 (43%).The survey found that the largest portion of African American investors (17%) were new investors, and the largest shares of Hispanic/Latino investors were new investors (15%) and experienced entrants (17%). New investors held smaller balances in their taxable accounts when compared to other investors, with 23% of female investors reporting balances under $500, compared to 15% of male investors. [More: Brokerages spark outrage from lawmakers after halting GameStop trades]While all investors reported relying on a variety of information sources when making financial decisions, holdover account owners more frequently relied on financial professionals, while experienced entrants more frequently conducted their own personal research. New investors more frequently relied on the advice of friends and family. Handicapping the race between mutual funds and ETFslast_img read more

Visiting Instructor of Business

first_imgThe Harold Walter Siebens School of Business at Buena VistaUniversity (BVU) seeks a dynamic teacher who is committed toexcellence in undergraduate business education. The successfulcandidate will be a generalist who is prepared to teach a varietyof business courses in the undergraduate curriculum in business,management, economics, entrepreneurship, personal finance,consistent with his/her credentials and interest. The position is aone-year visiting position. The start date is August 2021.The Business major in the Harold Walter Siebens School of Businessis designed to develop in students strong analytical,interpersonal, and professional skills grounded in a comprehensiveunderstanding of contemporary business. The curriculum emphasizesexperiential learning through opportunities such as internships,practicums, attendance at professional conferences, and partneringwith faculty on research.The Harold Walter Siebens Forum and the Harold Walter SiebensSchool of Business recently completed a $15.1 million-dollarrenovation project to include state of the art classrooms, tradingroom, and refreshed office, gathering and dining spaces. The HaroldWalter Siebens School of Business is an endowed school whosegenerous donors make it possible to support excellent value-addedlearning and professional development opportunities for studentsand faculty.Essential Functions: Experience teaching business courses at thepost-secondary/university levelTerminal degree in business or related areaRelevant professional experience in industry To ApplyTo apply, submit your letter of application, graduate schooltranscripts (photocopies acceptable with application; officialcopies will be required for appointment), teaching philosophystatement, current vita, and at least four professional references(including title, address, e-mail address and telephone number).Review of applications will begin immediately and will continueuntil the position is filled, with the priority deadline forsubmission of applications being April 30, 2021 for an August 2021start date.A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. BuenaVista University is an EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free Employer, and especiallywelcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to anyaspect of the university’s diversity.This position is not eligible for an employer-sponsored visa andall applicants must be currently authorized to work in the UnitedStates on a full-time basis.Buena Vista UniversityBuena Vista University is located on the shores of beautiful StormLake, a 3,200-acre natural lake located in Northwest Iowa. Since1891, we have prepared students for lifelong success and blendedliberal arts with real-world applications. BVU expands access to aquality education by empowering the people who propel Iowa forwardin order to power rural vitality and personal prosperity. We fosteran environment based on success both for our students and ouremployees, and we strive to build and support a diverse community.BVU firmly stands behind our motto, Education for Service, and wasrecently awarded the 2020 Carnegie Community EngagementClassification.In Storm Lake you will find impressive amenities perfect forfamilies, students, young professionals, and retirees alike.Residents and visitors enjoy an energetic downtown that is home toa variety of locally-owned retail stores that complement severalnational chains. There is an array of shopping, dining, andprofessional services, as well as a vibrant arts and multiculturalenvironment. We are a diverse community in both population andopportunity. Most important, Storm Lake residents enjoy arelatively low cost of living and a high quality of life. Learnmore at www.BVU.edu/StormLake . Minimum Qualifications: Teach 12 credit hours per fall and spring semestersDeliver current, innovative business courses designed to growkey skills and knowledge in our studentsPractice quality interpersonal, written, and verbalcommunication skillsInteract effectively with students and colleagues, function asan independent professional and work effectively as a teammemberSupport and assist school and the University with projects andeventsPerform other duties as assigned Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Management, or aclosely related field.Ability to teach a variety of courses in the businesscurriculumAbility to teach and guide the professional development ofstudentsAbility to build connections with colleagues and workeffectively with the BVU communitylast_img read more

Free flu shots still available

first_imgWith the flu season often lasting through April, there is still plenty of time and good reason to get immunized if you have not already. Following immunization, it takes approximately10 days to develop antibodies and be protected.Students, retirees, and Harvard University Group Health Plan (HUGHP) members and their dependents can make an appointment with one of the Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) triage nurses, either in Cambridge or at the satellite HUHS clinics, during regular business hours. For those faculty and staff who do not have HUGHP as their insurance carrier, UHS will accept walk-in immunization requests and provide flu shots free of charge.For more information, visit http://huhs.harvard.edu, or call (617) 495-5711.last_img

Wayland, Mich., Ambulance Service to Get Grant

first_imgThe Wayland Area Ambulance Service is getting a federal grant of up to $35,613 that will help cover the cost of training some of the agency’s personnel. The grant money will be deposited directly into the agency’s bank account when the costs for the training are incurred, Hess said. “It will help us provide care in our service area,” he said. The training will cost about $39,570. Of the cost, the grant will cover $35,613 and the ambulance service will pay about $3,957. The training will help up to 15 of the ambulance service’s medical first responders become emergency medical technicians and help up to 22 EMTs become EMT specialists. Hess said he was happy when he learned that the grant was coming.center_img The class that will help first responders become EMTs will tentatively run from January through April at the ambulance service, 911 S. Main St.The class that will help EMTs become EMT specialists will be held from around late June to around October. Hess said paramedic Debra Henderson will teach the first class, and paramedic Val Wykstra will teach the second class. General manager Robert Hess said two of the ambulance service’s emergency medical technician specialists, Steven DeYarmond and Brenda Mays, applied for the grant on May 4 through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.last_img read more