Construction to start on Smarter Travel project

first_imgVanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsConstruction to start on Smarter Travel projectBy John Keogh – April 23, 2015 770 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Print WhatsApp Linkedin Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Previous articleAccess to pollsNext articleCulture and chips to be bigger and better John Keogh RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Advertisement  by Kathy [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WORK is due to begin this summer on an improved walking and cycling track along the banks of the Shannon from Corbally to Plassey.The Limerick Smarter Travel project, which will run from the Guinness Bridge in Corbally to the UL Boat Club in Plassey, has been warmly welcomed by both Limerick City and County Council and the University of Limerick.Senior engineer Pat O’Neill said Limerick Smarter Travel has taken into consideration that the planned refurbishments are located in a special area of conservation.“To date, every effort has been taken to make sure the proposed improvements are in keeping with the qualities and character of the locale, while addressing the needs of local residents and visitors to the area.“The construction of the new walking and cycling surface will wind around trees and historic structures. This type of construction reduces the impact of development on the bank but also promotes universal accessibility to this nature area,” explained Mr ‘Neill.Mayor of Limerick City and County, Cllr Kevin Sheahan said he believes the refurbished walkway will entice people to leave the car at home.UL President Professor Don Barry said: “The University of Limerick is the most beautiful campus in Ireland, but not only is it of benefit to staff and students, it is also a place that the people of Limerick and the surrounding areas can enjoy.“The UL Smarter Travel Scheme is a significant initiative on campus, the central aim of which is the promotion of sustainable travel patterns among our 15,000 UL staff and students, encouraging walking, cycling, taking the bus and car sharing.”The new walkway will begin where the Park Canal meets the River Shannon, following the path along the River Shannon to the Boat House in Plassey and joins with existing walking and cycling paths on the campus grounds.Three new footbridges will be constructed along the route and the existing bridge will be widened.New public lighting, signage and CCTV will also be installed along the route.For more information on the project and other Limerick Smarter Travel initiatives, go to TAGSCllr Kevin SheahanCorballyDon BarrylimerickLimerick City and County CouncilLimerick Smarter TravelPlasseyThe University of Limerick last_img read more

Ocean City Happenings: Pageant Week, Beach Boys Concerts

first_imgGet ready for the Miss Crustacean Beauty Pageant in Ocean City on Wednesday, when hermit crabs vie for the crown and a trip down a flower-decorated runway, like the one pictured here. The original beauty contest for crustaceans returns as an evening event this year. In an annual tradition, Ocean City celebrates the beauty of hermit crabs with contestants vying for the coveted Cucumber Rind Cup. All families, kids, businesses and organizations are invited to enter their crustacean in the wacky competition on Wednesday, August 15. The pageant begins at 6 p.m. on the beach at Sixth Street with registration for competitors opening at 5:30 p.m. The pageant promotes responsible ownership of hermit crabs and features them displayed in elaborately themed dioramas. The winner gets to travel a flowery runway to take her reign. “Ocean City is the only place in the world where you’ll see a crustacean beauty pageant,” event founder Mark Soifer said with his usual sense of understatement.The pageant is followed immediately by the annual Hermit Crab Races with the speediest crustaceans competing for the King of Klutz Plaque. Both events are free to watch or join. For more information, call 609-399-6111. Little Miss Ocean City 2018 Ginger Mumman will pass the crown to the next Little Miss Friday night.The Little Miss Ocean City Pageant starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 at the Ocean City Music Pier. The pageant will include more than 18 girls ages 8 to 11 competing in talent and other categories. This year’s pageant includes a Hawaiian theme. Reigning Little Miss Ginger Mumman will crown her successor at the conclusion of the pageant. Tickets for the event are $10 and will be available at the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office, by visiting or by calling 609-399-6111.The Junior Miss Ocean City Pageant starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. Contestants will compete in interview, talent, evening gown and onstage question in a pageant with a “Dancing Queen” theme. Junior Miss Ocean City 2018 Hope Aita will crown her successor after a dynamic year of service. Junior Miss Ocean City serves as an ambassador for the City of Ocean City at iconic traditions like Night in Venice, Pamper Scamper, Baby Parade, Christmas Parade, Wacky Wednesday activities and more.Contestants range in age from 12 to 15 and are either year-round residents in Ocean City, attend or have graduated from Ocean City High School, or are the daughters of Ocean City property owners. Like the Little Miss Pageant, tickets for the event are $10 and will be available at the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office, by visiting or by calling 609-399-6111. Hope Aita is Junior Miss Ocean City 2018 until Saturday when she passes the crown to the 2019 Junior Miss.Wacky Wednesday (August 15):  Paperclip Sculpting and Little Miss/Mister Chaos and Miss/Mister Miscellaneous are the events this week. Use your creativity to shape and sculpt paper clips into your very own unique masterpiece. The contest is free and open to all ages. As the sculptors work, who will win the titles of Miss and Mister Miscellaneous? This hidden and unique talent competition is for anyone over the age of 6. Judges are looking for unusual and unique talents.Plus, Little Miss and Little Mister Chaos, which requires boys and girls from 3 to 5 years of age to make as much noise as possible by banging on supplied pots and pans. Contest is free and open to all ages. Start time is 10:30 a.m. at the Music Pier. For more information, call 609-399-6111. Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert (August 15): The Ocean City Pops Orchestra celebrates Jerry Herman, a legendary songsmith and a master of the show tune. From “Hello, Dolly” and “Mame” to “La Cage Aux Folles,” Herman has lit up Broadway for decades with toe-tapping, soul-stirring musical moments. Now, he’s sharing his legacy with a new generation, a cast of New York’s top Broadway and concert vocalists celebrating the songs and the stories of one of the giants of musical theater. The show is at 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets for the event are $20 and $25 and available at the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office, by visiting or by calling 609-399-6111.Summer Book Sale (August 18): Used hardbacks, paperbacks and audio items for sale. Sponsored by the Friends and Volunteers of the Ocean City Free Public Library, the sale is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the atrium outside the Ocean City Free Public Library at 1735 Simpson Avenue. Visit for more information. Guts & Glory 5K Run/Walk (August 19): This 5-kilometer event benefits the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Early registration ($25) includes a T-shirt. Day of event sign-ups are $30. The course starts and ends at the Ocean City Community Center at 1735 Simpson Avenue. For more information, visit or call 646-276-1732.“The Best of Opera to Broadway” (August 19): The Ocean City Pops concert on Sunday will be conducted by Vince Lee with soloists Cody Austin and Larisa Martinez. “Our Three Tenors” favorite Cody Austin makes his exciting return to the Music Pier alongside debuting Soprano sensation Larisa Martinez, who is fresh off of a concert performance tour with Andrea Bocelli.This concert has lots of laughs, along with a few surprises, including a fiery Spanish-language Zarzuela and a finale that will bring the house down. Tickets for the event are $18 and $20 and available at the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office, by visiting or by calling 609-399-6111.The Beach Boys perform in Ocean City at the Music Pier August 20 and 21. ( Beach Boys (August 20 and 21): The Beach Boys return to the Music Pier, bringing their feel-good summertime pop classics to Ocean City for four great shows in two nights. The concerts begin at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets start at $59.50. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster, call 1-800-745-3000 or stop by the Music Pier Box Office.last_img read more

Gasoline tax has its positive benefits

first_imgThe writer is correct that those with lower income feel more of the pain of the gas tax. This is more an issue of income inequality to be dealt with in that context via tax rebates for lower-income drivers, for example.The writer is also correct that in the short run, drivers often can’t change their driving habits in response to the tax. In the longer run, however, drivers buy more fuel-efficient cars, live closer to work and make fewer one-store trips.In short, no one likes to pay taxes, but sometimes they are necessary. The trick isn’t to get rid of the tax, but to make it work the way it’s supposed to.Lester HadsellTroyThe writer is a professor of economics at RPI.More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionGasoline tax has its positive benefitsRe May 27 Viewpoint, “Slash state gas tax,” author Steve Keller argues that the tax on gasoline should be abolished. He contends that economists view higher gas taxes negatively and instead advocates to lower them. The consensus among economists is, in fact, that higher gasoline taxes are warranted — as much as three times the current level.The economic rationale for gasoline taxes is based on the concept of negative externalities: the harm to the environment and human health done by burning gasoline. A gasoline tax discourages use of gasoline, just as intended. The result of the tax is less consumption, less pollution, better health, less congestion and fewer accidents.The tax is more effective than alternatives; one study shows that gasoline taxes are multiple times less expensive than fuel economy standards at achieving increased environmental quality.last_img read more

Cheeky note by Ramdin earns him ICC fine

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Share NewsSports Cheeky note by Ramdin earns him ICC fine by: – June 11, 2012center_img 45 Views   no discussions West Indies’ player Denesh Ramdin found guilty of breaching ICC Code of Conduct and fined.BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Monday June 11, 2012 – A day after being on top of the world after making his second century and marking the highest tailend stand with Barbadian Tino Best, Trinidadian cricketer Denesh Ramdin has been brought crashing down to earth. The West Indies’ cricketer has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee after being found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the third Test between England and the West Indies, which ended in a draw on Monday at Edgbaston, Birmingham.Ramdin was charged this morning (June 11) with a Level 1 offence, contrary to clause 2.1.8 (a), which relates to “conduct contrary to the spirit of the game”.Ramdin pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the proposed sanction so there was no need for a formal hearing.This fine follows Ramdin’s decision to address past criticisms against him by veteran cricketing great Sir Vivian Richards with a note that read: “Yea Viv talk nah”, which he pulled from his pocket and held high on the field for all to see during yesterday’s match.The incident took place during the West Indies innings in the 121st over while Ramdin was celebrating his second Test century.Roshan Mahanama of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, explaining his decision, said: “It is important that we do not allow a precedent to be set with such a premeditated celebration by Mr Ramdin. We all understand the importance of celebrating a milestone, however, one should not use that time as an opportunity to hit out at one’s critic or send messages to the world.“I hope Mr Ramdin has learnt his lesson from this incident and that we will not see such behaviour by him or any player in the future when celebrating an achievement within a game of international cricket.”The charge was laid by on-field umpires Tony Hill and Kumar Dharmasena and third umpire Aleem Dar, all from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, as well as fourth official David Millns.All Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee.Caribbean 360 News Sharelast_img read more

Suspects in Miag-ao man’s slay nabbed

first_imgBose said the suspects admitted killing20-year-old Kevin Christian Soriano, a resident of Barangay Guibongan, Miag-ao. Bose. Miag-ao police chief Captain JosevitoBose identified them as brothers Rene Boy and Renesto Suspeno both of BarangayDalihi, Miag-ao and a 16-year-old minor of Barangay Fundacion, Miag-ao. Soriano’s body was discovered under theTumagbok Bridge in Barangay Baybay Norte around 6:50 a.m. on Feb. 25. Thevictim had injury on his forehead and multiple stab wounds on the body,according to Detained in the lockup cell of themunicipal police station, the three suspects said they killed the victimbecause of misunderstanding. Murder suspects (from right) Renesto and Rene Boy Suspeno and a 16-year-old minor are being escorted to the lockup facility of municipal police station of Miag-ao, Iloilo on Feb. 25. IAN PAUL CORDEROcenter_img The suspects and the victim are workingin Miag-ao public market, said Bose. Prior to the incident, Bose said thethree suspects and the victim were seen having a drinking session at a nipa hut around 11 p.m. on Feb. 24. Thefollowing day, Soriano was found dead. ILOILO City – Police arrested threesuspects in the killing of a 21-year-old man in Barangay Baybay Norte, Miag-ao,Iloilo. “It’s a simple misunderstanding becausethey were all drunk. Walang malalim namotibo para dahilan na patayin nila ang biktima, but I considered this caseclosed because all the suspects were arrested and they admitted the crime,”Bose said./PNlast_img read more

Cricket News World Cup 2019 Warm-Up: Batsmen get a shake up as India lose to New Zealand by 6 wickets

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. London: Indian batting line-up’s soft underbelly lay exposed in slightly favourable bowling conditions as New Zealand gave a rude wake-up call, winning the first warm-up game ahead of the ICC World Cup by six wickets in London on Saturday. Under overcast conditions, Trent Boult’s (4/33 in 6.2 overs) incisive swing bowling was a test of technique for the Indian top-order batsmen and the Men In Blue never recovered from an early collapse, being bowled out for 179 in 39.2 overs.It was a walk in the park for the ‘Black Caps’ as they reached the target in only 37.1 overs with Kane Williamson (67) and Ross Taylor (71) helping themselves to half-centuries. While it was a warm-up game and the outcome of the result isn’t something that India would be bothered too much but what certainly would keep them worried is the failure to find a solution to their problems.KL Rahul failed at No 4, Dinesh Karthik’s poor IPL form continued while Vijay Shankar and Kedar Jadhav’s respective injuries in all likelihood would prevent the team management from checking them out against Bangladesh in the second warm-up game at Cardiff.The two wrist spinners—Kuldeep Yadav (0/44 in 8.1 overs) and Yuzvendra Chahal (1/37 in 6 overs), who have gone off the boil in the past few months—also didn’t make much of an impact. A sub-200 total meant that Williamson and Taylor, during their 114-run stand, hardly took risk against the duo, getting run-a-ball with minimum fuss.For India, Ravindra Jadeja’s decent show (54 off 50 balls and 1/27 in 7 overs) was the only silver lining.  There was a possibility that after IPL, played on pitches devoid of any lateral movement and conditions that didn’t aid swing bowling, the footwork would remain a touch iffy for Indian batsmen. It was Boult’s first spell which saw openers Rohit Sharma (2) and Shikhar Dhawan (2) along with No. 4 KL Rahul (6) being dismissed that proved to be decisive in overcast conditions. The lack of footwork was evident as Boult trapped Rohit with a delivery that darted in while Dhawan had an inside edge to a delivery that had a shade more bounce. Rahul was played on when Boult got one to rear up. On all three occasions, there was distinct lack of footwork. Skipper Virat Kohli (18 off 24 balls) found his defence breached by Colin de Grandhomme’s off-cutter trying to play across the line.Jadeja’s half-century ensured a 175-plus score for the ‘Men In Blue’ after being reduced to 115 for 8 at one stage. His 62-run ninth-wicket stand with Kuldeep Yadav (19) was the only saving grace for India in an otherwise disappointing batting performance. Before Jadeja, it was Hardik Pandya (30 off 37 balls), who added 38 runs with Mahendra Singh Dhoni (17 off 42 balls) for the fifth wicket.Dhoni’s painful stay at the crease was cut short by Tim Southee when he was caught at short mid-wicket while trying to give the bowler charge. Dhoni, who takes time to settle down, not for once looked comfortable and failed to rotate the strike during the partnership, consuming a lot of deliveries.It was Jimmy Neesham (3/26 in 3 overs), who dismissed Hardik with a cross-seam delivery that moved a shade, inducing an outside edge. Hardik was promoted ahead of Dhoni in adverse conditions and he showed positive intent with six boundaries. Dinesh Karthik was gone in the same over, flicking a half-volley straight to fine leg and it was Jadeja, who resurrected the innings with Kuldeep for company. When New Zealand batted, Jasprit Bumrah (4-2-2-1) bowled a testing first spell and Mohammed Shami (4-0-16-0) also found the right length, which will be a positive that Kohli and Co. can take from this game. last_img read more

LeBron James Some Cavs Teammates Refuse to Stay In

LeBron James (Keith Allison/Flickr)In a year full of bold political moves by athletes, LeBron James and several of his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates are refusing to stay at Trump Soho in New York City. The hotel, though not owned by President-elect Donald Trump, is branded with his name and caused a few of the Cavs to seek other accommodations as they prepare to take on the New York Knicks Wednesday, Dec. 7.According to, Cavs’ general manager David Griffin said arrangements are being made for what could include up to seven of the 14 traveling teammates to stay at another unnamed hotel. Trump SoHo had been booked ahead of the 2016 presidential election and Griffin noted it is the only NBA-quality hotel that could guarantee rooms for the team’s family and friends in case the Cavs make the postseason.James’ endorsement of former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton explains his unwillingness to stay at the hotel. In October, Atlanta Black Star reported the power forward believed Clinton was the only candidate who understood the struggles of oppressed Americans.In the wake of the Nov. 8 election results, many Cavaliers players have expressed their disappointment. On Instagram, shooting guard J.R. Smith questioned how he would explain the outcome to his young daughter. Echoing ESPN analyst Jalen Rose’s proclamation that NBA teams will stop visiting the White House, reserve forward Richard Jefferson made the same statement on Snapchat after the Cavs met with Obama to celebrate their championship in November. While speaking to Complex last week, Iman Shumpert declared he would not visit the White House under the Trump administration.“I can’t get caught up in the racial, sexist bull—- he’s got going on,” Shumpert said.” That’s his personal thing.”The Cavs join at least three other NBA teams that won’t stay in the Chicago and Manhattan hotels bearing Trump’s name, ESPN reported. They include the Dallas Mavericks, Milwaukee Bucks and Memphis Grizzlies. The Illinois-based hotel, in contrast to the one in New York City, is owned and operated by Trump’s company. read more


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 11 Dec 2014 – Opposition Leader Sharlene Robinson calling on the Church to be more assertive in the role of integrity in public life. Speaking on Anti-Corruption Day, Hon Sharlene Robinson said and I quote: Moral uprightness has not occupied the place of prominence it used to in time past and this must see a reversal. Our upbringing was based on solid Christian principles – the tenants of our faith taught us to honor God, to respect authority, to be honest in our dealings, to work honestly for honest pay, respect self and others and to be firm in our moral stance. We must return to this foundation. The Church, our most valued partner must play its role in nation building and must join front in center in ensuring that we uphold this tradition. Not all traditions should be abandoned and the determination to ensure that our children attend Sunday School, Bible Class or Children’s Ministry, Youth Group Ministry and Church cannot be ignored if we want integrity to become the bedrock of prosperity and posterity for these Islands. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Related Items:anti-corruption day, church, sharlene cartwright-robinson Premier attends town hall meetings Attorney calls on UWI to honor TCI leaderslast_img read more

State local officials to introduce bill requiring school support for LGBTQ youth

first_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: February 13, 2019 February 13, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, State, local officials to introduce bill requiring school support for LGBTQ youthcenter_img Updated: 4:03 PM SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Assemblyman Todd Gloria, D-San Diego, was joined by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond Wednesday in announcing a bill they said would help create a more supportive environment in the state’s public schools for LGBTQ youth.According to Thurmond and Gloria, the bill would mandate that schools provide annual training sessions and information to teachers and staff on how to best address LGBTQ students in grades 7-12 who are dealing with bullying, harassment or discrimination. Schools would also be required to offer services like counseling and inclusive curriculum materials.“The bullying and name calling I experienced in school as a young gay kid is still a reality for today’s LGBTQ youth,” Gloria said. “No child should have to experience that. Students should feel safe, accepted, included, and supported in their school.”Thurmond and Equality California originally proposed a similar bill last year, which passed overwhelmingly in the Assembly and the Senate. But then- Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed the bill, opining that current laws regarding school resources for LGBTQ youth were sufficient and schools were welcome to go further than the minimum.LGBTQ rights activists balked at that idea at the time. Equality California Executive Director Rick Zbur said the state’s status quo “is failing California’s LGBTQ students and denying too many a shot at success.” A 2017 national survey by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network found that 82 percent of LGBTQ students heard homophobic or transphobic remark at their school and roughly 70 percent had been harassed or threatened for their sexual orientation.“Every child deserves a caring and supportive school environment, and we must continue to work towards closing disparities in health, mental health and academic outcomes for our LGBTQ students,” Thurmond said.Gloria and Thurmond were joined by Zbur and officials from the San Diego Unified School District at a news conference to unveil the bill, which the lawmaker’s office expects will head to committee in April. Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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