25 jobs will be created over the next five years by US-based industrial cybersecurity and alarm management company exida which has confirmed that it will establish its European Centre of Excellence in Shannon.exida IRL Director Iwan van Beurden said that initial hiring was already completed for the Shannon office and the total staff count would be increased to 25 over the next three to five years.“This will allow us to expand our software development capability and resource EU projects”, he explained.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The process of setting up a new office completely virtually was quite smooth, IDA Ireland was there to help and provided excellent support through many online meetings”.exida chief executive Chris O’Brien said there were several factors that led to the company selecting Shannon for its European base including the strong local talent pool to recruit from, support from IDA Ireland and proximity to the European market.“We are very excited to launch exida IRL to provide local support for our European customers and expand exida’s technical capabilities,” he added.Welcoming exida’s decision to locate its new Centre of Excellence in Shannon, Tánaiste and Employment Minister Leo Varadkar said that as a world leader in a highly specialist field, exida was a welcome addition to the business ecosystem in the region.IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan said that due to travel restrictions imposed as a result of the Covid pandemic, the US-based team at exida experienced Shannon and the Mid West’s unique value proposition and pro-business environment, through IDA Ireland’s Remote Site Visit hub.“I wish to congratulate the team at exida on today’s announcement and assure them of IDA Ireland’s continued support.”exida provides certification, services, assessments, and tools to automation, automotive, robotics, and machinery equipment manufacturers as well as pharmaceutical, chemical, petro-chemical, oil, gas, subsea, metals and mining, pulp, paper and power utility customers.The company, which is headquartered in Sellersville, Pennsylvania has performed more process control safety certifications than any other company worldwide. WhatsApp Facebook Advertisement Twitter Linkedin Print NewsJobs boost from cybersecurity firm’s Shannon moveBy Editor – October 28, 2020 201 Email Previous articlePeace activists acquitted of painting crucifixes on Shannon runwayNext articleReport sets out ambitious vision for Limerick’s Directly Elected Mayor Editor
Trail Mix goes on the road with singer/songwriter Rayland Baxter.Imaginary Man, the brand new long player from Nashville based singer/songwriter Rayland Baxter, hits the streets this Friday, August 14th.Music fans first took note of Baxter in 2010, when he was featured in Caitlin Rose’s “Shanghai Cigarettes.” Since then, Baxter has established himself as a captivating songwriter and performer in his own rite.Already awash with critical acclaim since his debut release in 2012, feathers & fishHooks, it is easy to predict that more buzz is coming Baxter’s way once listeners take in Imaginary Man. His stock is going to soar.Baxter has been a busy man lately, blending a calendar full of his own dates with a slew of opening dates for Grace Potter & The Nocturnals. I recently caught up with him to chat about life on the road.BRO – Stage you haven’t played that you would love to play?RB – Red Rocks. My first show there was Phil Lesh & Friends, Rainbow Paper, and Samantha the Hippie. We watched from maybe fifty rows up. Since then I’ve been to a few more shows there and it’s always mesmerizing. I’d like to see what it’s like from the other side.BRO – Any pre-show rituals?RB – I don’t have any rituals. Sometimes I’ll take a shot of whiskey and drink a Stella Artois. Some nights I’ll smoke a little hash before we play. Some nights I’ll drink orange juice and eat spicy Thai food. I do a vocal warm up before every show, though. It’s smart to keep the voice in good working shape when out on the road. The poor thing takes a beating.BRO – One item that you can’t leave home for the road without?RB – The Golden Eagle, my favorite guitar pedal. It’s my heart for the time being, a sweet and crunchy power monster that makes my guitar sound awesoooooome.BRO – Three items you would love to add to your rider?RB – A puppy for each show that we could hang with, a masseuse and acupuncture specialist, and lobster rolls.BRO – In the van – NPR? Satellite radio? iPod?RB – No music through the van speakers because they don’t work. When it comes to headphones, I listen to my Rain, Rain app. It puts me to sleep. I prefer the airplane sound. We do jam Terrapin Station daily from the speaker box, just to get us tapped into Jerry for a bit.BRO – Favorite on stage libation?RB – Whiskey and water.BRO – City you have played that made you think, “Yeah, I could live here.”?RB – Berlin. I was just there a month ago on tour and I had three incredible nights. I met a group of amazing Iranian musicians and we sat in this tiny, smoky room just off the sidewalk and I listened to them sing the most beautiful Iranian melodies. It’s hard to describe with words, but I definitely had a moment where I could’ve been there for a long time.You can catch Rayland Baxter out in California this weekend. He’ll be joining Grace Potter at the Henry Fonda Theater in L.A. on August 13th and 14th before heading to Oakland and the Fox Theater on August 15th. Later this month, Rayland returns to the Southeast, with dates in Kentucky and Tennessee on the calendar.Imaginary Man, the brand new record, drops on Friday. For more information on how you can get a copy, surf over to www.raylandbaxter.com.Make sure you take a listen to “Yellow Eyes” on this month’s Trail Mix. Photo by Eric Ryan Anderson.