STEM subjects top choice for Limerick students

first_imgFacebook Linkedin Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 NewsEducationSTEM subjects top choice for Limerick studentsBy John Keogh – August 29, 2014 735 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Students in Limerick colleges to benefit from more than €1.5M funding to assist with online learning Twitter  RESEARCH into the subject and career choices of students across Ireland has revealed that 76 per cent of secondary school students in Limerick believe that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects offer the best career opportunities.In addition the survey, which was commissioned by BT, organiser of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, revealed that more than 78 per cent of secondary school students in Limerick plan to study a STEM subject at third level.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The survey was conducted through Facebook and Twitter, and completed by more than 1,000 students aged from under 13 to 18.The survey also revealed 76 per cent of students in Limerick say that STEM subjects are promoted in their schools, with 82 per cent believing that boys and girls are encouraged equally to study STEM subjects.Entrepreneurship and a career in technology also topped the list for Limerick students with 59 per cent saying they would most prefer Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s job.Interestingly only 16 per cent of students in Limerick would like the job of US President, with even fewer -10 per cent – opting for the glamorous, if somewhat controversial lifestyle of entertainer, Miley Cyrus.The 2015 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition will take place in the RDS, Dublin from January 7 to 10 2015; the closing date for entries is October 1. Limerick schools urged to get involved in STEM challenge center_img Print TAGSBT Young Scientisteducation WhatsApp Email Previous articleNeville calls for de-stigmatisation of mental illnessesNext articleA gigantic policing plan John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Changes to the Student Support Scheme for people living in Direct Provision Education and Training Board serves up award winning standards Consultation process on a new action plan for apprenticeship launchedlast_img read more

Rob Holding and Ainsley Maitland-Niles in contention to be one of Arsenal’s club captains this season, says Unai Emery

first_imgRob Holding might be donning the captain’s armband at Arsenal this season (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal boss Unai Emery says he wants an Englishman among his five club captains for the coming season, leaving very few candidates for the role.Emery likes to have a number of players named as captains for the season, but currently none of those on his list are homegrown players.The Spanish boss wants to have someone who ‘understands the English spirit’ to wear the armband on occasion, and that looks like it means either Rob Holding or Ainsley Maitland-Niles.Only those two Englishmen made more than 10 appearances for Arsenal last season, which would suggest they are the only two in line for the job.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I want one English player in these five captains,’ Emery told a press conference in Los Angeles. Holding is still struggling with a long injury (Picture: Getty Images)‘Last year [Granit] Xhaka, Mesut [Ozil] and Nacho [Monreal] were working as captains. But after Aaron Ramsey and Petr Cech left — and possibly Laurent Koscielny — I will want more.‘An English player who grew up in our academy can understand the English spirit and Arsenal values. These are the qualities and more [we want].‘We are really happy with his [Holding’s] progress. We need his performances as a centre back. [Before] he had his injury he was really playing with big performances.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHolding didn’t grow up in the Arsenal academy, joining the club from Bolton Wanderers in 2016, but as Emery mentioned him specifically, he is certainly in contention.The centre-back has been out since December with an ACL injury and will miss the start of the season as he continues his recovery.The only other English players at Emery’s disposal are Carl Jenkinson, Calum Chambers, Reiss Nelson, Joe Willock, Eddie Nketiah, Emile smith Rowe and Matt Macey, none of whom are likely recipients of the armband.MORE: Arsenal face competition from Everton for Wilfried Zaha transferMORE: Mesut Ozil names the Arsenal youngster he expects to have a ‘big season’ Advertisement Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 19 Jul 2019 4:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link148Shares Rob Holding and Ainsley Maitland-Niles in contention to be one of Arsenal’s club captains this season, says Unai Emerylast_img read more

Arsenal technical director Edu basically confirms signing of his son Luigi Gaspar from Corinthians

first_imgThe Gunners chief will be joined in north London by his footballer son (Picture: Getty)Arsenal appear to have signed technical director Edu’s son, Luigi Gaspar, from Corinthians after the Brazilian sent the teenager a message on Instagram all but confirming the move.The 15-year-old has been part of the youth set up at Corinthians since he was eight years old, though does not have a contract with the Brazilian side and is free to join Arsenal for nothing.Corinthians will, however, be entitled to 1% of future transactions involving Luigi, as per FIFA’s rules regarding the transfer of young players. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 31 Jul 2019 12:09 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.3kShares Edu will be delighted that his son is joining him at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)He is now expected to join up with Arsenal’s academy and becomes the second Brazilian to swap South America for North London this summer, with Edu having also snapped Gabriel Martinelli in a £6m deal from Ituano.Arsenal have had a busy summer transfer window, signing William Saliba and Dani Ceballos on loan, while they are expected to announce the £72m arrival of Nicolas Pepe imminently and also want a centre-back and left-back.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Arsenal technical director Edu basically confirms signing of his son Luigi Gaspar from Corinthians Advertisementcenter_img Comment Luigi confirmed he was leaving Corinthians on social media (Picture: Instagram / @luigi.gaspar)Luigi posted a lengthy farewell message in Instagram, saying: ‘It was a pleasure to play for Corinthians, where I’ve won many titles.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I’ve grown as person to be who I am today. My heart is black and white.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityEdu replied to the message, writing in response: ‘Now it is time for a new challenge. I am waiting for you, I am sure you will be a hit here!’Luigi has built a good reputation at Corinthians in the youth teams and scored a vital, table-topping goal earlier this summer as the Under-15 side beat Santo Andre 2-0 back in June. Advertisementlast_img read more

St. Louis looks to extend streak vs UMass

first_img Associated Press February 17, 2020 St. Louis looks to extend streak vs UMass Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSaint Louis (18-7, 7-5) vs. UMass (10-15, 4-8)William D. Mullins Center, Amherst, Massachusetts; Tuesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Saint Louis looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series over UMass. Saint Louis has won by an average of 8 points in its last five wins over the Minutemen. UMass’ last win in the series came on Jan. 31, 2015, a 60-56 win.center_img BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: UMass’ Tre Mitchell has averaged 16.6 points and 6.3 rebounds while Carl Pierre has put up 13 points. For the Billikens, Jordan Goodwin has averaged 15.4 points, 10.3 rebounds and two steals while Hasahn French has put up 12.2 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.6 blocks.GIFTED GOODWIN: Goodwin has connected on 27.4 percent of the 62 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 3 for 11 over his last three games. He’s also made 53.6 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: UMass is 0-7 this year when it scores 61 points or fewer and 10-8 when it scores at least 62.ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Billikens have recently gotten buckets via assists more often than the Minutemen. UMass has 37 assists on 82 field goals (45.1 percent) across its past three outings while Saint Louis has assists on 40 of 79 field goals (50.6 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Saint Louis has attempted more free throws per game than any other A10 team. The Billikens have averaged 23.6 free throws per game.___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more