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LIT president excited about potential ‘knowledge corridor’

first_imgEmail Print BusinessNewsEducationLIT president excited about potential ‘knowledge corridor’By Editor – March 22, 2017 1367 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSLimerick Northern Distributor RoadLITULVincent Cunnane Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students WhatsApp Linkedin LIT Launches unique new programme on Responding to Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control LIT Development & Public Engagement Manager, Seamus Hoyne, is awarded the SEAI Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Energy Award.center_img Previous articleWin cinema ticketsNext article#WATCH Christian Brothers add insult to injury Editor International Women’s Day LIT President of LIT, Professor Vincent Cunnane has welcomed proposals for the new Northern Distributor Road, stating that it will make Limerick “a better place to live.”Making his first public comment on the planned development to the region, Professor Cunnane said, “The Northern Distributor Road brings with it a range of benefits that will strengthen Limerick and the Mid-West as an investment and education location, as well as making it a better place to live.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “From my point of view, it is the most exciting infrastructural development here since the Limerick Tunnel.  To put it simply, the Northern Distributor Road will become a knowledge corridor linking LIT and UL, something that is almost unique in Ireland.“The first major new development on the new road will be the LIT Coonagh campus, with its focus on engineering research and teaching.  The Northern Distributor Road will open a direct link between LIT Coonagh and LIT Moylish at one end, and UL and Plassey at the other.“This is a powerful development that will give Limerick a unique advantage.  Nowhere else in Ireland has a single knowledge corridor that brings together two major higher education institutions in this way, along with the associated research and industrial estates.“As well as giving a new competitive advantage to Limerick I hope it will foster an even deeper sense of collaboration between the two institutions.“Along the course of the road, much of the north side of the city will be unlocked, bringing economic and social improvements.“At the same time, the location of the knowledge corridor within close proximity to Shannon is emphasised by the fact that it will be the first major artery on the approach to Limerick from the airport, further linking Limerick’s enterprise and educational infrastructure to the air access and industrial base of Shannon.“I welcome it as a major new piece of infrastructure for Limerick, and I encourage people to submit their views to Limerick City and County Council.”The public consultation period for the proposed new Northern Distributor Road is currently underway, with a deadline of March 27th for submissions. Facebook Women in the Creative Arts to take centre stage at LIT’s International Women’s Day Flagship Event Twitter Advertisement Limerick Post Show | FOLM Project last_img read more

Air France introduces direct flights Paris – Split in the summer season and increases the number of flights to Dubrovnik

first_imgThe Air France and KLM Group has decided, after the introduction of direct KLM flights to Split 2016 and Air France to Dubrovnik 2018, to introduce a new Air Franc route: Paris – Split during July and August.  Departures for Split from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport for the summer season 2019. Departures for Dubrovnik from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport Air France introduced two direct flights to Dubrovnik in 2018, but decided to increase the number of weekly flights (from 2 to 5) in the period from April to September 2019 to Dubrovnik and add flights on weekends during the summer season. At the same time, Air France will increase the number of flights to Dubrovnik from April to September and introduce flights on weekends, which means that it will connect Dubrovnik with Priza five times a week.  last_img read more

Westminster drives BID to clean up city

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House approves rules for Trump impeachment inquiry

first_imgThe possible impeachment of President Trump is gaining momentum in the US House.On Thursday, the House passed a Democratic resolution, which moves the impeachment process into a new phase, one that includes public hearings.The investigation led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been conducted behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, where multiple government officials and witnesses have been called to testify.But the hearings will now be brought into the public eye after the result of Thursday’s House vote.The measure drafted by House Democrats lays out the ground rules for public hearings, provides procedures for the president and his counsel to respond to evidence, and sets out the process for considering articles of impeachment in the Judiciary Committee and the full House.Democrats launched the impeachment inquiry last month after news broke of a whistleblower complaint regarding a phone call between President Trump and the Ukrainian president.The complaint alleges that Trump abused his official powers “to solicit interference” from Ukraine in the upcoming 2020 election, and the White House took steps to cover it up.President Trump confirmed the phone call but has adamantly denied any wrongdoing in the matter, slamming Democrats for creating another “Witch Hunt.”Shortly after the scandal went viral, the Trump administration released the unredacted, declassified transcript of the controversial conversation in which the Department of Justice concluded that he did not break the law.But US officials opted to move forward with the impeachment inquiry as it moves into a new phase as of Thursday.last_img read more

Driver in fatal Broward County forklift crash did not have license, in country illegally

first_imgThe forklift driver involved in a deadly crash in Broward County should not have been behind the wheel or even in the country.Ulises Mondragon of West Palm Beach was driving a forklift over the weekend when he collided with a Mercedes-Benz near Fort Lauderdale Beach, killing the driver.Police say the 30-year-old admitted he did not have a driver’s license and was not authorized to drive a forklift.They also said Mondragon is in the country illegally from El Salvador, and ICE has been notified.Mondragon is jailed on multiple charges, including leaving the scene of a fatal crash.last_img read more

Deadlines in Impeachment Probe Approaching for White House

first_imgDeadlines for the White House to respond in the impeachment probe are fast approaching.By Sunday, the Trump Administration has to decide whether to let President Trump testify in the Wednesday hearings or send someone to represent him.By December 6th, next Friday, Trump’s counsel has to decide whether they’ll be calling their own witnesses forward or if they’ll be making any statements.Under House rules, the President’s lawyer can take part in the hearings in the Judiciary Committee.This story is developing.last_img read more

More Than 60 Vehicles Involved in Weather-related Virginia Crash

first_imgVirginia State Police explain that fog and ice were covering the roads when the crashes began. In all, 63 vehicles were involved.According to officials, around 35 people were taken to nearby hospitals for injuries that ranged from minor to life threatening. No fatalities have been reported. More than 60 vehicles were involved in a chain reaction accident on I-64 in eastern Virginia Sunday morning, according to authorities.The pileup, which occurred about 50 miles east of Richmond, closed both sides of the interstate.last_img read more

The US officially raises the tobacco buying age to 21

first_imgAccording to the US Food and Drug Administration,  under the new bill, it will now be illegal for a retailer to sell any tobacco product — including cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes — to anyone under 21 years of age.So far, a number of states have raised the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21, including Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Washington.Checkout the full list of cities and towns who also have raised the age according to the nonprofit Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. On December 20, 2019, President Donald Trump signed a new law that will amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and raise the federal minimum age of sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years.Donald Trump made the announcement via Twitter:last_img read more