Dobson appointed professor at UL

first_imgAnn & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 44 | Immersive Software Engineering WhatsApp Advertisement University of Limerick research identifies secrets of Fantasy Premier League success RTÉ’s news anchor and broadcast journalist, Bryan Dobson, has joined the University of Limerick as Adjunct Professor of Journalism on a three year honorary term but will still broadcast for the State public service. THE University of Limerick announced that the RTÉ News anchor would take up his role from September 1 next. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mr Dobson, who is main anchor of the flagship Six One News programme on RTÉ One television, is one of the most respected broadcasters in Ireland. The 53-year-old will take up his appointment on September 1 for a three-year period. Commenting on the appointment, University of Limerick President Prof Don Barry said: “The University of Limerick is at the cutting edge of journalism education, and has the highest graduate employment rate in the country. The appointment of Bryan Dobson to this prestigious position reflects the University’s ongoing commitment to public service journalism, which is of fundamental importance to Irish democracy.”Head, School of Culture and Communication Prof Margaret Harper said the appointment was a tremendous boost to journalism education at UL. “University of Limerick journalism students will now be working alongside one of the most recognised names, and a trusted face, in Irish broadcasting. Anyone considering a career in journalism will now have the opportunity to be trained by some of the best journalists in the country – including Bryan Dobson – at the University of Limerick.”Professor Dobson will join former The Irish Times editor Geraldine Kennedy and Sunday Times columnist Justine McCarthy, who are also Adjunct Professors of Journalism at the University of Limerick.He also joins the recently appointed Frank McCourt Chair of Creative Writing, award-winning novelist Joe O’Connor, who will lead the highly innovative MA Creative Writing programme at the University of Limerick from September next.As Adjunct Professor of Public Service Broadcast Journalism, Bryan Dobson will conduct expert lectures in public service broadcast policy, and master classes in broadcast journalism with students. He will offer expert guidance to students and faculty on important contemporary issues in public service broadcasting, and will work alongside faculty in mentoring undergraduate and postgraduate journalism trainees.Biographical noteBryan Dobson was born in Dublin and attended the College of Commerce in Rathmines before beginning a career in commercial radio. He joined the BBC in 1983 as a reporter and later a presenter of various news and current affairs shows including Good Morning Ulster. He reported on a range of important international stories including the Anglo Irish Agreement, the ongoing Troubles in Northern Ireland, and the famine in Ethiopia.He joined RTÉ in 1987 as a reporter with the This Week programme. Later that year he was appointed RTÉ’s Business Correspondent, reporting on a range of financial stories for the State broadcaster, as well as presenting the television business programme Marketplace. In 1991 he became presenter of the One O’Clock News, later moving to present the Nine News programme before being appointed anchor of the Six One News in 1996. He also currently presents Leaders Questions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.During his career he has reported from around the world for RTÉ including the first free elections in South Africa in 1994; US presidential inaugurations since the mid-1990s; the 9/11 attacks in New York; the London Tube bombings; the Good Friday Agreement and ongoing Anglo Irish relations; as well as the most important Irish stories of the last 20 years.He has also worked on a number of RTÉ documentary programmes including The Madness from Within, an account of the Irish Civil War; and more recently Witnesses to War, which featured interviews with Irish veterans of the Second World War. Email Decision on FIBA European Championships in Limerick to be made in May Previous articleShannon cancellations as a result of French controllers strikeNext articleSeisiún and showtime by the river Staff Reporter Twitter Printcenter_img Linkedin Limerick nurse helping the fight against COVID-19, calls for round the clock garda patrols near University of Limerick following “out of control” student parties University of Limerick ceases funding for off-campus Garda COVID-patrols after sanctioning students following massive street party Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai make arrests following chaotic student party near University of Limerick NewsDobson appointed professor at ULBy Staff Reporter – June 25, 2014 852 TAGSbryan dobsonJournalismrteUniversity of Limerick last_img read more

Credit cards reveal financial health status

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr “Data that speak to the financial health of the average American household can be quite telling,” notes a recent WalletHub article.“Credit card debt statistics, in particular, reflect consumer sentiment and can foretell overleveraging bubbles that may trigger constriction across lending markets.”American consumers tallied up $34.4 billion in card debt—a new record—during the second quarter of 2016.Other card debt trends of note:$71 billion in debt piled up last year, the most since 2007; and$27.5 billion in paydown of card debt during first quarter 2016, the least since 2008.Debt projections at WalletHub are that consumers will conclude the year having grown card debt around $80 billion, resulting in balances outstanding beyond $1 trillion—a first.The average credit card debt held by households is expected to be $8,500.This week, consider debt trends and other prevailing card issues impactful to good financial health for consumers and financial institutions. continue reading »last_img read more

Rockies’ trade deadline plans are ‘more complicated’ because of recent struggles, general manager says

first_imgThe Rockies aren’t sure about their trade deadline plans.Colorado remains in playoff contention but has lost four in a row and 11 of its last 13 games. General manager Jeff Bridich told reporters this week the team was still evaluating its options. “Honestly, what it really comes down to is the onus is on me,” Bridich said. “All these guys in uniform are my decisions. That’s not lost on me whatsoever. So, I certainly know I can have an effect, and the front office can ultimately have an effect. This time period coming up with the deadline is one of those time periods of the year where that effect can be felt from a roster perspective.”The Rockies also could look to sell, but they haven’t made Jon Gray or Scott Oberg available yet, according to MLB Network. MLB trade rumors: Potential sleeper moves Astros, Yankees, Phillies could make to bolster rotations MLB trade rumors: Rangers ‘likely’ to move Mike Minor; Phillies, Brewers interested in starter “The way that we’ve looked at the deadline in the past, especially in the recent past, is that if we are truly competing, if we’re showing signs as a team of being a legitimate competitor for being a postseason team, we’re going to do what we can to add to that and strengthen the team,” Bridich said, via “Right now, it feels different. That’s disappointing.”Despite the recent struggles, the Rockies are just 3 1/2 games out of the second National League wild-card spot. The team, however, does not seem like a serious threat to win a championship this season. Related News “This group right now is struggling and playing, objectively, just really bad baseball,” Bridich said. “We’re finding ways to lose, collectively as a group, instead of finding ways to win. That does make any sort of trade deadline decisions more complicated.“There’s really no facet of our game, at this level, that is high quality right now. So, there is really no group within the group that stands out. It all needs addressing. It’s all sub-par.”Bridich said Colorado may not make any additions because there are no “quick fixes,” yet nothing has been ruled out. Nolan Arenado says next Cubs-Rockies series could get ‘spicy’last_img read more