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first_img TAGSbusinessindustryKempLimerick City and CountyMid West Industry Feature Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Facebook IN 2010 Kemp established its European HQ in Limerick as part of a major expansion initiative. The office has since grown at a tremendous rate, consistently building on its own success to employ over 75 people in Limerick City.Kemp specialises in load balancing technology, enabling customers to manage high-intensity web traffic and applications. This is a rapidly developing industry, vital to virtually all large-scale digital activity such as web hosting and cloud computing.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up To stay competitive in such an exciting field, Kemp established the core R&D team in Limerick, allowing them to take full advantage of local talent in an increasingly tech-oriented city. But employment at Kemp yields more than a chance to do engaging work. Kemp has a deep understanding of the importance of employee health and wellbeing, offering health insurance, gym membership, and even allowing time off for personal training sessions.Kemp also prides itself on being a highly social workplace.They also have opportunities to meet up with colleagues based in New York, Singapore, London and Munich.Kemp is always on the lookout for skilled individuals and open to applications. While the chance to be part of bold new developments in one of the world’s most crucial technologies might draw you to Kemp, it’s a supportive, friendly, and health-aware culture that will likely convince you to stay. See www.kemptechnologies.com Twitter Printcenter_img Previous articleArrive early for Minor thrillsNext articleWIN TICKETS TO FOREVER YOUNG 2019 ON JULY 5-7 Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Email BusinessNewsLifestyleSponsored ContentCome for the work; stay for the workplaceBy Staff Reporter – June 28, 2019 331 WhatsApp Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Limerick on Covid watch list TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!last_img read more

Commentary: Baby, It’s Repressive Around Here

first_imgCommentary: Baby, It’s Repressive Around HereDecember 24, 2018By John KrullTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Here’s a good holiday resolution.Why don’t we just let people think what they think and feel what they feel?John Krull, publisher, TheStatehouseFile.comParticularly about things like songs and games.The controversy surrounding the song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” is just the latest example of some people taking offense and other people telling them that they have no right to take offense.But they do.The people offended by the song say it is sexist and even, to use a phrase gaining traction on social media, “rapey.” They have a point. The tune is a duet between a woman who wants to leave and a man with a little more than a good conversation on his mind who tries to persuade her to stay.At one point, the woman sings, “The answer is no” and, at another, wonders if her drink has been spiked.Defenders of the song argue that the song is less about seduction than it is about a woman trying to balance her desires against the powerful forces of social coercion. When the song was written in 1944, women weren’t supposed to acknowledge they were sexual beings. The pressure with which the woman wrestles, the song’s champions say, is from society, not the guy who is cooing blandishments to her.There’s truth to that, too.These conflicting interpretations have created a cultural flashpoint.Radio stations in Cleveland and elsewhere have banned “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” from their air. In response to that ban, a radio station played the song, over and over and over again, for two solid hours.(An aside: I’m pretty sure that, if police officers or prison officials did the same to prisoners in their custody, any sane and reasonable judge would consider the act a violation of the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.)I don’t have strong feelings about “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” which I consider little more than elevator music.But I do find the way the controversy has played out fascinating.Many of the people defending the song see criticism of it as just another example of political correctness. They argue that those offended by the song’s lyrics are trying to squelch free expression and that they have no right to impose their views on others.A surprising number of the folks taking this position, though, were part of the same crew offended by black football players taking a knee rather than standing for the national anthem to protest the numbers of unarmed African-Americans shot by police. In that case, the self-appointed crusaders against political correctness had no problem imposing their views on others and trying to limit free expression.But, then, this is what happens when we decide we have a monopoly on truth, virtue or wisdom.I can see why people are offended by “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” They have a right to feel that way.I also understand that, nearly 75 years ago, the songwriter didn’t craft the tune as a justification for sexual assault. But it’s not 1944 any longer and we now think differently about the man-woman dance than we did then.If people don’t want to hear the song, they have the right to say so and to change the channel when it comes on. And a radio station has the right to choose not to play the tune at all.And, if there are people masochistic enough to love the song and can’t listen to it enough – well, there’s a radio station in Kentucky willing and eager to torture them for two hours at a time. They should seek it out. It’s their right to do so.The same goes for football players and the anthem and the fans offended by the players taking knees. The players have a right to express their anger at racial injustice. The fans offended by what they see as disrespect for the flag and the military also are entitled to their feelings and can express them by not attending or watching games.This is a giving season.One of the best gifts we could offer is just to let people make up their own minds.FOOTNOTE: John Krull is director of Franklin College’s Pulliam School of Journalism, host of “No Limits” WFYI 90.1 Indianapolis and publisher of TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.The City-County Observer posted this article without opinion, bias or editing.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

IMCA.TV rewards feature winners, earliest Modified entries by state for Super Nationals

first_imgSILVER BAY, Minn. (June 19) – The official network of the International Motor Contest Association makes winning a feature race pay off even bigger for one IMCA driver each month.  IMCA.TV gives a Roku Express streaming device and one-year membership to the winner of a monthly drawing, open to all drivers in all divisions who won sanctioned features.  A schedule and information about upcoming broadcasts is available on the www.imca.tv website. Drawing winners thus far include Chris Elliott, Modified; David Jones, SportMod; Hesston Shaw, Stock Car; and Dennis Spencer, Hobby Stock. In addition, IMCA.TV gives a complimentary pay-per-view six-day America’s Racin’ Vacation package to the first pre-entered Modified driver from each state without a current subscription competing at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.IMCA.TV features live streaming subscription races with replay archives. Viewers can tune in to specials, series and weekly racing events held at tracks across the country on their computer, mobile phone or tablet app, Roku, Fire TV or Apple TV. “It is important that we continue to support the racers that support us,” stated IMCA.TV Executive Producer Bucky Doren. “Getting a victory means more than a checkered flag in IMCA and this is one of many reasons why.” “This is a great program that highlights the IMCA.TV platform and continues to drive viewership,” said IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “With the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s on the horizon we want to help make sure the families and friends of drivers attending can watch their events from home, no matter where that may be.”last_img read more

Bucksport Wallops MDI

first_img Bio This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest Posts Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Latest posts by admin (see all) admin BUCKSPORT — On May 6, the Bucksport Bucks easily outpaced the Trojans for a 21-0 win. Buck Abby Yeo chucked a one-hitter and got six strikeouts to anchor the Bucks defense. Baily Blair tagged two doubles, a triple, a single and six RBIs to lead the Bucks’ offensive attack. Bucksport’s Emily Lenore got five hits, including a home run, and Katlynn Williams hit two doubles and two singles. The Bucks got a total of 26 hits against the TrojansThe sole hit for MDI came from Taylor Walls. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of the Mount Desert Islander.last_img read more

SU NAACP chapter: ‘Deeply saddened’ by Hanna Strong video

first_img Published on September 6, 2014 at 6:15 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 The Syracuse University chapter for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said in a statement to The Daily Orange that it is “deeply saddened” by the racist and homophobic comments made by Hanna Strong in a video, which can be found on blacksportsonline.com.The video shows Strong calling an unidentified person a “n*gger-a** f*gg*t”, before saying “call me out on saying the N word, I don’t give a sh*t.”“It is unfortunate that at a prestigious university such as Syracuse incidents like this continue to occur,” the NAACP said in the statement. “It is our wish that incidents of this nature would not happen at our university, however it does, this is not the first time.“With the increase of social media we have seen videos such as this one across the country, hopefully this sheds light on a deeper issue of race and ‘white privilege’ that should be addressed and discussed on and off campus.”Strong, a senior midfielder for Syracuse, has been suspended indefinitely from the team by head coach Phil Wheddon. She had played in the first five games of this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more