New appeal for information on Gussie Shanahan’s death

first_imgWhatsApp Email Print NewsCommunityNew appeal for information on Gussie Shanahan’s deathBy Staff Reporter – May 16, 2019 515 Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Vicky calls for right to die with dignity TAGSAengus ‘Gussie’ ShanahanappealCommunityNews Facebook The poster issued by the family of Aengus ‘Gussie’ Shanahan.THE family of a Limerick man whose partial skeletal remains were discovered in 2001, have issued a fresh appeal for information about his death.Aengus ‘Gussie’ Shanahan was last seen alive, aged 20, in his native Limerick city, on February 11, 2000.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Bone fragments belonging to him were found washed up in Co Clare on October 28, 2001, by members of Bunratty Search and Rescue Service.However, the partial remains were only confirmed as belonging to Gussie last year following improvements in DNA technology.A Garda review of the case, launched late last year, is still continuing.Mr Shanahan’s family have now launched a fresh campaign for information which includes a confidential telephone line 087-1222950 that will be manned by family members.Gussie’s sister, Grainne Shanahan, said she and her family believe he was murdered.“We are going with this new appeal because this is a different chapter in the case. We have laid him to rest, but we still want answers as to what happened to Gussie.”Ms Shanahan appealed directly to people who have information about her brother’s disappearance for anyone with information about the death to let them know what happened.She particularly appealed to a man who contacted her father Bob Shanahan years previously with possible information about the case.“The man rang my Dad and said that Gussie had been in the wrong place at the wrong time. We’d like to hear from that man again, and anyone that knows what happened on the night Gussie disappeared.”A poster released by the Shanahan family reads: “JUSTICE FOR GUSSIE…So many Unanswered Questions??? Did He Suffer? Was He Alone? We Need Your Help…Help us get the answers.”Ms Shanahan said any information given to the family would be treated in “strict confidence”.Gussie’s bone fragments were laid to rest beside his late mother Nancy last November following his funeral mass.Bob Shanahan, speaking prior to the funeral, said hearing confirmation from Gardaí that the bone fragments found 17 years earlier belonged to his missing son, was like being “struck by a thunderbolt”.The investigation team at Roxboro Road Garda Station can be contacted at 061-214340 or on the Garda Confidential Line David [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Advertisement Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick on Covid watch list Previous articleThere’s still a job to be done on the right to workNext articleLimerick FC players vote in favour of strike action Staff Reporter Linkedin Twitterlast_img read more

Visiting Scientist AY 2022-2023 – Moss Landing Marine Labs

first_imgCVCover LetterStatement of Teaching PhilosophyStatement of Expertise, including professional experience,courses you are qualified to teachList of References Rank: Academic Year Visiting Position in Marine Science,rank to be determined by terminal degree and experienceDepartment SummaryMoss Landing Marine Labs, a consortium of seven California StateUniversity Campuses (CSU) and administered by San José StateUniversity (SJSU), is located on Monterey Bay. The faculty emphasisis on integration of mentoring, teaching, and research; and theexcellent facilities and staff contribute to make this a renownedprogram for a Master’s degree in marine science. Since itsestablishment in 1966, MLML and its leading scientists havecontributed significantly to the advancement of the field of marinescience, both in Monterey Bay and worldwide. The MLML VisitingScientist position was established in 1984 by a resolution of theMLML Governing Board to enhance the opportunity for professors fromthe seven MLML consortium campuses (SJSU, CSU East Bay, CSU SF, CSUSac, CSU Stanislaus, CSU Fresno, CSU Monterey Bay) to conductresearch and collaborate with the MLML faculty and students duringan academic year, in- residence appointment. The funding supportfor the position is provided equally by the consortiumcampuses.Visit our website to learn more about MLML: Description of DutiesResponsibilities include ability to teach effectively and performresearch in the applicant’s area of expertise. Candidate will beexpected to coordinate the weekly seminar series with assistancefrom the faculty and students. Candidate must address the needs ofa student population of great diversity – in age,culturalbackground, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation –through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies andadvisement. Candidates should have proven record of peer-reviewedresearch publications.All Faculty should be organizing their classes within the CanvasLearning Management System (LMS), the official LMS provided forthe SJSU community. All classes at SJSU, whether online or not,must be anchored in the Canvas platform to ensure faculty-studentconnection in a common space as all students are directed to log into Canvas for online access to their classes. You will have accessto this system prior to the semester start date.Required QualificationsA Ph.D. is required. Applicants should be scientists in goodstanding and have research interests(to be pursued independently orin cooperation with specific faculty member) that are of overallinterest to the MLML faculty and student body. In lieu of research,the applicant may propose teaching courses generally not offered atMLML but that would be of value to the MLML student body.Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to theeducational goals of a multicultural population as might have beengained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and othercomparable experience. Applicants are encouraged to contactappropriate MLML faculty members to discuss possible participationat the Labs.Conditional AppointmentPlease be advised that an appointment is contingent upon budget andenrollment considerations and subject to order of assignmentprovisions in the collective bargaining agreement betweenCalifornia State University and California Faculty Association.These provisions state the “Order of Work,” or the order in whichavailable courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenureline faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.Salary Range – To commensurate with experience.Application ProcedureClick Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Applicationand attach the following documents: To receive full consideration, applications should be received byJuly 1, 2021. The UniversitySan José StateUniversity enrolls over 35,700 students, a significantpercentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, thisposition is for scholars interested in a career at a nationalleader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic ServingInstitution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American PacificIslander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students arefirst-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university iscurrently ranked fifth nationally in increasing student upwardmobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversityof its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community canbenefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.San José State University is California’s oldest institution ofpublic higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one ofthe most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’spublic university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, anduniversity-industry experiences to prepare students to address thebiggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campusCalifornia State University (CSU) system.Equal Employment StatementSan José State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, nationalorigin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexualorientation, genetic information, medical condition, maritalstatus, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to allSan José State University students, faculty, and staff as well asUniversity programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations aremade for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note thatall San José State University employees are considered mandatedreporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and are required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Additional InformationA background check (including a criminal records check) must becompleted satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered aposition with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete thebackground check may affect the application status of applicants orcontinued employment of current CSU employees who apply for theposition.Advertised: October 27, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific DaylightTimeApplications close:last_img read more

Guatemalan Military Historian Releases New Book: “Los Ingenieros Militares”

first_img Col. Ortega: The protagonists of the different events discussed, such as General Julio César Ruano Herrera, Colonel Mario Enrique Paiz Bolaños, Colonel Ricardo Méndez Ruiz, Engineering Colonel Edgar Leonel Ortega Rivas, Engineering Colonel Julio Alfredo Antillón Guerrero, Lieutenant Colonel Sigfrido Contreras Bonilla, Engineering Colonel Antonio Meléndez, Engineering Colonel Ricardo Figueroa Archila, General Rafael Rossito Contreras, General Mauricio Izquierdo, General José Luis Quilo Ayuso are among many who provided me with important data. Diálogo: Who were some of the people you interviewed for this project? By Dialogo September 11, 2015 Congratulations friend Kaibil Jorge Ortega on your new book and blessings to you, your wife and daughters. I know how good and illustrative your books are. Sincerely Col. (Ret.) Ismael Rodriguez Meraz, Honduras.Regards. Dear Jorge: Thank you for mentioning me as a collaborator in writing your book. Your description is very interesting, since I can attest to the work and the research it took over several years. Even though you were removed from different positions, you kept up your drive to get to the end with drive and achieve success. Col. Ortega: Five. “Los Paracaidistas” (Paratroopers), in 1997, which is being revised now for a new edition. “Los Kaibiles” (The Kaibiles), in 2003, which has had seven reprints. “Los Marinos” (Seamen), in 2006. “Pilotos Aviadores” (Aviators), in 2011, and “Nuestras Guerras” [Our Wars], printed in 2014. Col. Ortega: There is no conflict between the humanities and the Military. What is necessary is to dedicate time in your off-hours to writing and researching, which require a personal commitment and a lot of discipline to complete research projects on Military history. Make time and be productive. After that was “Los Kaibiles,” in 2003, which is in its seventh reprint with more than 10,000 copies. This has allowed me to bring to life other research projects and publications. It is doing phenomenally in the domestic and foreign markets. Col. Ortega: It is a long story, but at the beginning, it was a research project to join the Guatemalan Academy of Geography and History. But at the time, political-military events were not favorable towards the project. I left Guatemala to become a defense attaché in Mexico, and that made it more difficult to find information. The project stayed on the back burner for several years, while I completed and published “Los Pilotos Aviadores” (Aviators), “Nuestras Guerras” (Our Wars), and a book of ironic short stories. Col. Ortega: Yes, the challenges of a short story fascinate me. Saying everything in just a few words, recreating settings, feelings, and actions. I published two books of this sort. The first was “Vida y Milagros de Margarita Angulo” (The Life and Miracles of Margarita Angulo), in 2003, and the second, “La Reina de los Calzones Rotos” (The Queen of Ripped Underpants), in 2013. Both were published by Editorial Palo in Hormigo, Guatemala. Diálogo: How did you balance time for your military duties with time for writing? Upon leaving the Army, I joined the university faculty full time – where I have been for 15 years – and I dedicated a bit of time every day to finish the Military Engineers project, which I presented at that FILGUA 2015 International Book Fair this year. The book’s reception and the critics’ reviews have been very good so far. Diálogo: How many military books did you write before “Los Ingenieros Militares”? Col. Ortega: Because it is a Military history book, academic rigor permeates the work throughout. But I managed to interweave stories and anecdotes from the protagonists from these different times. Can you imagine? From the Late Classical Period of the Mayas to December 2014, in 400 pages. That is an unprecedented odyssey, with many voices that allow us to recover the past and approximate the truth about these events. Retired Guatemalan Infantry Colonel Jorge Ortega, who served his country for 33 years as an Army officer, has published six books about his country’s military history, most recently, “Los Ingenieros Militares” (The Military Engineers), which was released at the at Guatemala’s International Book Fair – FILGUA – 2015. Col. Ortega: An apprentice writer [like me] always has some ink in his well… I have been working on a document since 2002 about the experiences we lived through during the Domestic Armed Conflict in Guatemala. It is a treatment of a complicated time in our nation’s history. It is slow work collecting the information, evidence, testimony from survivors, the life experiences of widows and orphans, anecdotes, publications, press clippings, news videos, mementos, and official documents from that period. Always within the Military sphere, but with application to any human environment. It is in the final review phase. “La Anatomía del Liderazgo” [The Anatomy of Leadership], a work about a Soldier’s (Col. Ortega’s) lessons learned in guiding our men and women in uniform, successes and failures in critical combat situations and in peacetime; life-or-death situations. Diálogo: How many copies were printed in this edition? Another line I’m working on is a book of short stories titled “Alma, ¿cuándo eres mía?” (Soul, when will you be mine?), always in the genre of ironic short stories. In the following interview with Diálogo, Col. Ortega discusses his latest book and how he wrote his other five books focusing on the Armed Forces, which are considered important reference materials on Guatemala’s Military history. Col. Ortega: First, it was a personal commitment to give something back to my Army, which gave me the best job in the world: serving my country. Second, the lack of work on Guatemala’s Military history was a void to be filled. Now, there is a reference work and support for those leading Troops in Guatemala and abroad. It discusses the last two conflicts with our neighbors: the 1903 War of Totoposte and the 1906 National Campaign, in which the Guatemalan forces were victorious, winning a sound and lasting peace with our neighbors that continues to this day. This book was sold out within five weeks of its launch, and a reprint is now being made. Col. Ortega: It was a real challenge to locate the sources of information, but I managed to find them through patience and perseverance. Sometimes, you come up against a dead end or doors that are closed tight to you. But for anyone researching the past, greater difficulty leads to greater creativity! It is a continual challenge: You need contacts and a search plan with options and alternatives, and you need to be very flexible. But the most important thing is to never lose sight of your research goals. Diálogo: What inspired you to write these books about the Military? Col. Ortega: Each book has its charm, some because of the research process, others because of the people you meet while writing it, or the parallel events that facilitate or become obstacles to the composition. Let me give you some examples. The first is “Los Paracaidistas” (Paratroopers), in 1997, which hibernated for more than a decade after it was drafted before it was published. Colonel Jorge Ortega: It is part of a series of publications on the special units of the Guatemalan Army that I decided to compose years ago as my contribution to the Military. But apart from that, Engineering Col. Luis Felipe Ramos González, who at the time was the commanding officer of the Corps of Engineers, asked me to draft historical research on the Engineering Branch and the Army Corps of Engineers, saying that I had his full support in locating sources of information. This project lasted about 10 years. Col. Ortega: 1,500 copies. Diálogo: Given that there was no tradition of books on Military history in Guatemala, what did you base your works on? The book “Nuestras Guerras,” 2014, is dedicated to recovering from obscurity those Guatemalan men and women who went to war a century ago and were deployed to the borders of our country to defend sovereignty, territorial integrity, and peace for our nation. Diálogo: The book has a lot of research, but you managed to enlighten the narrative with a lot of human-interest stories… After that came “Los Marinos” in 2005. Putting this project together took me through an incredible maze to learn the history of the Naval Forces. After it was published, it garnered praise from Swedish and Guatemalan Seamen, the founders of the Guatemalan Navy, and a commemorative postage stamp. It is the history of Guatemala as seen from the sea. Diálogo: How has your life been since you retired from the Military three years ago? It was a real ordeal to get “Los Ingenieros Militares” written and published, but it was released this year after more than a decade of work. The manuscript left Guatemala and returned, after a long journey at the end of my Military career. It was a fellow traveler and companion during the autumn years of my Military career. And it is going along very well right now. Diálogo: Have you written books that are not about the Army? Diálogo: What do you think your best book is? Diálogo: Are you planning to write more books? Diálogo: How did this research project become a book? “Los Pilotos Aviadores,” in 2011, is a fabulous book. It is a collection of 100 years of feats by Guatemalan men and women conquering our air space. This publication allowed us to recognize publicly the pioneers of aviation, including the first female Aviator Pilot of Guatemala, who was decorated with the Guatemalan Air Forces Cross. We also achieved a postage stamp commemorating a Century of Air Locomotion, under the Directorate General of Mail and Telegrams. Diálogo: How did the idea for a book The Military Engineers originate? Col. Ortega: Spectacular! With its bright and dark spots, with joy, personal satisfaction, and my family, with sadness at the passing of friends and relatives, with work and with projects for the midterm. There’s always a bit of nostalgia for the Army days, but those are chapters in life that we must complete, and now I am left with the satisfaction of having fulfilled my duty to the nation through my Military career. One is a Soldier forever! We love our country unto death.last_img read more

Long Island Projects Win $83 million in State Aid

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The spirit of giving was in the air last week in Albany when Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the winners of the third round of his Regional Economic Development Council initiative—and Long Island came out on top with $83 million to be shared among 98 local projects.Since the program began in 2011, Cuomo has awarded $244 million to the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council, which competes with regions across the state for these special grants tailor-made to “create jobs and support economic growth,” as the governor’s press office put it.“We are transforming New York State into a top destination for companies from around the world to locate, invest and grow,” Cuomo said. “These efforts have allowed the regional councils for the last three years to pursue economic development projects on the ground across the state, from creating new technologies and supporting innovation to building hospitals and tourism destinations that will further our economic growth.”The Long Island Regional Economic Development Council is co-chaired by Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz and Long Island Association President and CEO Kevin Law, who noted that the $83 million allocation “was the highest amount of funding awarded to any of the 10 regional councils” created in New York by the governor.“These Round Three funds will help implement a number of exciting, job-generating projects to improve Long Island’s economy,” he told the Press in a statement, “including a cancer therapeutic discovery center at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a Stony Brook University high-tech discovery center, which can capitalize on the new Start-Up NY program, [as well as] matching grants for small manufacturing companies, regionally significant development projects in Glen Cove, Yaphank and Wyandanch, as well as funds to support our agricultural and commercial fishery industries and the arts.”The influx of state money is welcome news to David Calone, president and CEO of Jove Equity Partners, and an influential investor in the creation of early stage companies on Long Island through the LI Emerging Technologies Fund and Accelerate Long Island. He said the latest round of awards will help foster “the infrastructure of our entrepreneurial ecosystem” because “the industries of tomorrow are in the laboratories of today.”The biggest share of the money earmarked for LI was the $3.6 million given to C&S Wholesale Grocers, which is planning to build a new automated warehouse in Suffolk for $130 million and ultimately employ 400 people, according to the LIREDC. C&S, which supplies Waldbaums, Pathmark and Stop & Shop stores, had closed its Central Islip warehouse several years ago.Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Stony Brook University each got $2 million in economic development funding for their projects. Brookhaven National Laboratory and Hofstra University got $2 million to get new high performance computing equipment. Hofstra, in particular, is planning a new robotics program at its School of Engineering.The Enterprise Park in Calverton, known as EPCAL, got $1.3 million to upgrade its sewage treatment plant. Wyandanch Rising received $1 million for its infrastructure upgrades. Other highlights include $2.5 million to construct a road connecting Glen Cove’s downtown and waterfront, $1.5 million for a rapid bus project in Suffolk County and $1.35 million for Long Island Compost’s expansion.last_img read more

Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Iadera won the Holiday Check Gold Award 2019.

first_img“Constant investment in the offer, listening to what guests need and want, positioning Punta Skala as a sports and ecological resort, investing in human resources – all this has obviously borne fruit. Awards like this are not only extremely flattering and pleasing, but they are also a great wind in the back for the future, an incentive to be better and more innovative in the future. ”, says Georg Unterkircher, general manager of Falkensteiner Punta Skala resort. Hotel & Spa Iadera was also awarded on the portal in the Luxury winner 2019 category, and the same portal also awarded the Falkensteiner Family Hotel Diadora in the Beach winner 2019 category. In addition, Diadora is on TripAdvisor and entered among the top ten family hotels in Croatia, HolidayCheck ranked it among the most popular hotels in the world, and awarded the Guest review awards 2018. This title takes at least 5 consecutive years to win a Holiday Check Award. Also, for this year’s awards for the most popular hotels in the world, HolidayCheck has taken into account the opinions and reviews of more than 950 thousand hotel guests. The HolidayCheck portal is visited by 20 to 30 million users a month who write about 10 million comments and reviews about destinations and accommodation.center_img HolidayCheck has officially presented the Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Iadera as this year’s winner of the prestigious “Holiday Check Gold Award 2019”Awards given in various categories based on guest reviews and ratings by one of the world’s leading portals for travel and accommodation reservations and reviews. last_img read more