Technological University status granted to Limerick and Athlone Institutes of Technology

first_imgNewsEducationLimerickTechnological University status granted to Limerick and Athlone Institutes of TechnologyBy Meghann Scully – May 5, 2021 559 Advertisement Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Institute of Technology’s Moylish campusMINISTER of State for Further Education and Skills Niall Collins TD and Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD have today (5 May 2021) granted Technological University (TU) status to Limerick Institute of Technology and Athlone Institute of Technology.This is the third TU to be created since 2019 and is a milestone for the Mid-West and the Midlands.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Minister of State for Further Education and Skills and TD for Limerick County, Niall Collins, commented: “This is a transformational event for the people of the Mid-West and the Midlands.“We know the many faceted benefits of TUs and we are seeing how they can transform regions elsewhere. I am very much looking forward to this new TU bringing those benefits from Clare and Limerick, through Tipperary and up the mighty Shannon across the Midlands to Athlone and beyond.“This will allow people across the Mid-West and the Midlands and beyond to obtain a university degree in their home places. As a former LIT lecturer and a proud Limerick man I am delighted to see this milestone being reached and I want to congratulate all involved.” he said.The process to designate a new TU is enshrined in the Technological Universities Act 2018. The next steps in the legislative process require the Minister to bring forward a draft order establishing the appointed day on which the new technological university will be legally established and Limerick and Athlone ITs consequentially dissolved for approval by the Houses of the Oireachtas.A date for this requirement is currently being considered but subject to the order being approved in due course all students graduating in the 2021-2022 academic year will do so with university qualifications.Minister Harris added: “I would like to warmly congratulate and sincerely thank the very many people from the two Institutions including their management, governing bodies, staff, students and the wider regional and community stakeholders who have enabled today’s announcement and who can now look forward to an exciting future for this new university and the regions it will serve.” Linkedin Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Institue of TechnologyLimerick Post Previous articleSt Nessan’s chosen as Limerick winner for SPAR FAI School Zone competitionNext articleLimerick language company heads for Russia Meghann Scully Printcenter_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitterlast_img read more

Unix Line Fined USD 1.65 Mln for Oily Bilge Dumping

first_imgUnix Line, a Singapore-based shipping company, was fined USD 1.65 million by a US court for concealing illegal discharges of oily water.The company was placed on probation for a period of four years and ordered to implement a comprehensive Environmental Compliance Plan as a special condition of probation.Established in 1990, Unix Line is a full subsidiary of MOL Chemical Tankers — formerly known as Tokyo Marine.The shipping company previously pleaded guilty to a violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships.Specifically, Unix Line admitted that its crew members onboard the Zao Galaxy, a 16,408 gross-ton, ocean-going motor tanker, operated by the company, knowingly failed to record in the vessel’s oil record book the overboard discharge of oily bilge water without the use of required pollution-prevention equipment.The dumping occurred in January 2019 during the vessel’s voyage from the Philippines to Richmond, California.The ship arrived in Richmond in February 2020 where it underwent an inspection from the U.S. Coast Guard.Examiners discovered that during the voyage, a Unix Line-affiliated ship officer directed crew members to discharge oily bilge water overboard, using a configuration of drums, flexible pipes, and flanges to bypass the vessel’s oil water separator.“Deliberately concealing illegal discharges of oil waste into our oceans is a federal crime we will not tolerate,” said Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Bossert Clark of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division. “This sentencing shows that polluting our oceans and misleading the Coast Guard will cost you.”last_img read more

Pakistani cricketer ties the knot with Indian girl in Dubai

first_imgAdvertisement 1dgNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsafx72l4Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E67on( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9gye9Would you ever consider trying this?😱c1wCan your students do this? 🌚4m3g3Roller skating! Powered by Firework Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali got married to Shamia Arzoo, an Indian national in Dubai on Tuesday. The 25-year-old had posted a picture of himself on Twitter quoting “last night as a bachelor” and fans took no time to share his wedding photos and videos on social media. Ali also shared a video of his “mehndi night” in the middle of the desert, where the Pakistan international was seen doing his signature wicket-taking celebration.Advertisement Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, (also the wife of Shoaib Malik) was among the first of many to congratulate Ali via Twitter. The Pakistani fast bowler had even invited Indian cricketers on his wedding ceremony and had stated that he would be happy if they turned up. His wife, Shamia, reportedly is from the state of Haryana. She is a flight engineer with Emirates Airlines, while her family members are settled in New Delhi. Hasan Ali is now the fourth Pakistani cricketer to get married with an Indian girl, after Zaheer Abbas, Mohsin Khan and Shoaib Malik.Advertisement Ali, who has nine Tests and 53 ODIs under his belt, played a pivotal role in Pakistan’s 2017 Champions Trophy triumph over India in the final. However, his form has surprisingly plummeted in the past few years. The 25-year-old struggled at the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales and was dropped from the team’s playing eleven midway through the tournament.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more