Tayto Park welcomes the arrival of twin Lemurs

first_imgPrint Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlemurlimerickLimerick Posttayto parkzoo Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement LimerickNewsTayto Park welcomes the arrival of twin LemursBy Meghann Scully – March 30, 2020 190 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img Previous articleStep Up, Stay Put – The Lockdown ChallengeNext articleIrish company’s pioneering technology for COVID-19 adopted by New York healthcare provider Meghann Scully EXCITEMENT was in the air at Tayto Park earlier this month as zookeepers welcomed two sets of twin ring-tailed lemurs into Ireland’s only theme park and zoo.It was a busy month for the Tayto Park zoo team as the first set of twin ring-tailed lemurs were born to Dolly on the 5th of March, with a second baby lemur born a week after to mum Charlie, while another set of lemur twins arrived last week to mother Diana. All mums and new births are doing well and are settling into their new home.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Tayto Park zookeepers don’t as yet know the gender of the new arrivals as the baby lemurs can’t be disturbed at this early bonding stage, however the Tayto Park zookeepers need help to suggest names for the latest arrivals!To be in with a chance to win a family pass to Tayto Park, the zoo team are encouraging boys and girls – young and old  to head over to the official Tayto Park Facebook or Instagram page and comment with your suggested names under the lemur imagery social post to be in with a chance to win. Tayto Park will contact a winner directly, competition closes Monday, 6th April.Endemic to Madagascar ring-tailed lemurs are considered one the world’s most endangered group of mammals according to the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). Distinguishing features include their long, thick, tail with black and white rings, marking their territory by scent.Ring tailed lemurs are social animals and live in groups known as troops led by dominant females. The Tayto Park troop is made up of young individuals who are part of the European Endangered Species Breeding Programme.Park and Zoo Manager at Tayto Park, Lee Donohoe said “We’re delighted to welcome our latest lemur arrivals to the Tayto Park zoo. Both the new arrivals and their mums are doing very well and we’re already seeing some of their cheeky, playful traits!“The birth of any species at the park is always exciting but even more so when they have such conservation importance.” he said.The new arrivals will settle into their new home ‘Lemur Woods’, Ireland’s largest lemur walkthrough which opened last year giving visitors an immersive experience with this incredible endangered species. Set in a large habitat in a natural woodland visitors walk along a looped pathway within the enclosure, creating a fun, dynamic experience giving visitors the opportunity to see and learn all about these fascinating and lovable primates closer than ever before.Tayto Park has postponed its scheduled 2020 opening date, to ensure the health and safety of our staff and visitors, in line with official guidelines. Tayto Park will monitor the situation closely, and will open when it is safe to do so! Tayto Park look forward to welcoming visitors soon, and in the meantime, stay safe!For more information visit: www.taytopark.ie WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Linkedin Twitter Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Turkish Navy to Take Over Fifth Vessel within LCT Project

first_img View post tag: Turkish Turkish Navy to Take Over Fifth Vessel within LCT Project Industry news The fifth vessel of Landing Craft Tank (LCT) project undertaken by ANADOLU Shipyard for the Turkish Navy, namely TCG Ç-155, will be delivered on June 1st 2012 Friday, Anadolu Shipyard announced on May 29.A small ceremony will be organized in the Shipyard for the delivery of TCG Ç-155.Landing Craft Tank (LCT) project consists of the acquisition of 8 ships through local design, construction and integration in order to meet operational requirements of the Turkish Naval Forces Command.The responsibility for design, construction, system integration, performance and timely delivery is shouldered by Anadolu Deniz İnşaat Kızakları (Anadolu Shipyard or ADİK).The primary functions of the vessels in question will be amphibious operations and troop transfer, followed by fast humanitarian and rescue aid to disaster areas.The 1,155 tonne ship stretches  72.95 m in length and belongs to a mono-hull type of vessels. It’s all steel construction is driven by 2 X MTU 16V4000 M70 diesel engines with the ability to develop 18.0 knots at full load displacement.This type of ship boasts of sea keeping maneuverability and stability requirements of the Turkish Naval Forces Command. The expected service life will be 30 years.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, May 30, 2012; Image: ANADOLU Shipyard May 30, 2012 View post tag: fifth View post tag: LCT View post tag: vessel View post tag: take View post tag: News by topic View post tag: over View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Turkish Navy to Take Over Fifth Vessel within LCT Project View post tag: project View post tag: Navy View post tag: within Share this articlelast_img read more

Supreme Court is looking for a few good tour guides

first_imgSupreme Court is looking for a few good tour guides December 1, 2003 Regular News Supreme Court is looking for a few good tour guides Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead is inviting attorneys and Florida Supreme Court Historical Society members in the Tallahassee area, as well as faculty and students at Florida State University College of Law and other interested persons, to become docents at the Florida Supreme Court.Plans are underway to expand and enhance the court’s tours program in anticipation of an increasing number of visitors, which will require additional volunteer docents to handle court tours and educate visitors about Florida’s judicial system. A majority of the 8,000 court visitors each year are school children from throughout the state.“During January, we plan to hold a three-hour training session to prepare new docents to conduct tours and to familiarize them with the court, the building, and the various support materials available to docents and visitors,” Chief Justice Anstead said. “After a new docent is trained, he or she is placed in the pool of active docents — who periodically have an opportunity to volunteer for tour assignments based on their own time availabilities.Anstead said the docent program is operated under the umbrella of the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society and is actively supported by the court.“It serves a most worthy purpose — to educate Floridians about our system of justice and make them aware of the courts’ critical role in ensuring our freedoms as Americans,” Anstead said.Anyone interested in becoming a docent may call the Supreme Court Historical Society office at (850) 222-3703 or e-mail [email protected]last_img read more

Galang COVID-19 hospital ready to admit TKI, ease burden on regional hospitals

first_imgThe returnees would first be quarantined at the Galang hospital and then transported back to their hometowns once they were declared healthy and free of the virus, said Margono, who led the hospital’s development project.”So the TKI will be placed under quarantine at the hospital. If some are sick, they can be treated directly at the hospital,” Margono said. He added that the hospital would be treating any sick returnees to ease the burden on many hospitals in the regions, which had been overwhelmed by thousands of returning TKI.Indonesian migrant workers typically return through Riau Islands province, including the islands of Karimun, Tanjungpinang and Batam. The purpose-built Galang Island COVID-19 Specialty Hospital opened on Monday in Batam, Riau Islands province, but has yet to admit any patients, as it needs to test its medical equipment and ready its medical staff.Indonesian Military Regional Defense Joint Command I (Kogabwilhan I) commander Vice Adm. Yudo Margono said during the hospital’s inauguration ceremony on Monday that the new hospital would prioritize returning migrant workers (TKI), as Indonesia expected an influx of its nationals to come home from Malaysia. The hospital wing that has opened was completed by the Public Works and Housing Ministry in the first phase of the project, and is designed specifically as an observation, quarantine and treatment facility for infectious diseases. The wing has 360 beds, with another 1,000 beds to be added upon completion of the second development phase.Galang hospital, which occupies the 16-hectare site of a former camp for Vietnamese refugees fleeing the Vietnam War, has been built using modular architectural designs and consists of three zones. Zone A contains supporting facilities, including a dormitory for hospital staff and management that is equipped with 158 beds, a laundry room, a sterilization room and a pharmacy.Zone B is a patient ward comprising a 20-bed intensive care unit (ICU) and 340 beds for monitoring patients. It also has a laboratory, a storage room for mobile roentgen equipment, a kitchen, a waste management facility and a clean water facility. Meanwhile, Zone C is intended for use in providing supporting services to the two other zones.As for equipment, Galang hospital has 20 ambulances, four trucks, four minibuses, 2,000 protective personal equipment (PPE) and 5,000 medical masks.The newly built hospital has a staff 247 personnel consisting of doctors, nurses, paramedics and nonmedical workers, all of who have been trained to support the specialty hospital’s operation. The hospital staff consists of personnel from the Indonesian Military (TNI), the National Police and the Riau Islands provincial administration, as well as volunteers.The hospital was developed under joint supervision of the public works ministry and the Riau Islands administration. State-owned developers PT Waskita Karya and PT Wijaya Karya oversaw its construction, along with PT Virama Karya as project management consultant. (roi)Topics :last_img read more