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

10 new positive Coronavirus cases in Northern Ireland

first_img Twitter Facebook Twitter By News Highland – March 17, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Pinterest 10 new positive Coronavirus cases in Northern Ireland As of 2pm today, Tuesday 17th March, testing has resulted in 10 new positive Coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Northern Ireland to 62.The total number of tests completed in Northern Ireland is 1,338.The Department of Health in Northern Ireland continue to advise people with mild symptoms such as new persistent cough and/or fever – should stay at home and self-isolate. They will not require testing and will not therefore be included in testing totals. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Previous articleCalls for council housing rents to be delayed over COVID-19Next articleNew cases confirmed in Republic, 5 associated with North West News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Anastasia Will Land on B’way in 2016-17 Season

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on March 31, 2019 Related Shows View Comments ‘Anastasia’center_img What a 2016-17 Broadway season we have in store for us! Anastasia will join a slew of new tuners heading to the Main Stem (including Come From Away, Groundhog Day and The Bandstand). Directed by Tony winner Darko Tresnjak, with choreography by Peggy Hickey, the production has secured a Shubert theater to be announced.No word yet on who is set to headline the Great White Way incarnation. As previously reported, Derek Klena and Christy Altomare will lead the world premiere of Anastasia at Hartford Stage from May 12 through June 12.Anastasia will feature a book by Terrence McNally and the Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty score that was heard in the 1997 animated film. From the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, the new musical is the story of a brave young woman attempting to discover the mystery of her past while finding a place for herself in the rapidly changing world of a new century. Anastasialast_img read more

Gallardo, Brewers blank Braves in Atlanta

first_imgYovani Gallardo allowed just two hits in eight scoreless innings Friday to lead the Brewers past the Braves in Atlanta.[/media-credit]ATLANTA (AP) — Yovani Gallardo doesn’t mind waiting a bit longer for his first career shutout.Sharing a combined shutout with Carlos Villanueva was fine with him, as long as it meant another win for first-place Milwaukee.Gallardo gave up only two hits in eight scoreless innings, rookie Mat Gamel drove in three runs and the NL Central-leading Brewers shut out the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Friday night.Gallardo (6-2) walked four with six strikeouts and gave up no singles in eight innings. He allowed no baserunner past second base and threw 110 pitches. The pitch count was too high to start the ninth.“I have no problem with it,” Gallardo said of Milwaukee manager Ken Macha’s decision to bring in Villanueva for the ninth. “I’m just happy we got the win. … I keep going until they tell me not to.”Macha said he resisted the thought of leaving the 23-year-old Gallardo in the game.“We’ve been trying to watch his pitch count,” Macha said.“I’m sure he would have liked to have gotten the complete-game shutout.”The Braves’ only hits off Gallardo were doubles — in the third inning by Martin Prado and in the seventh by Brian McCann.“He’s got unbelievable breaking stuff, knows where the fastball is going,” Braves manager Bobby Cox said. “He really is a dominant-type pitcher. I can’t complain.”Villanueva completed the shutout with a perfect ninth inning.Gamel hit a two-run double in the fourth to drive in Prince Fielder and Mike Cameron. Gamel added a run-scoring single in the Brewers’ two-run fifth, raising his batting average from .229 to .256 in his seventh start at third base.“I’m finally getting comfortable with my stats,” Gamel said.“I’m ready for whatever they want me to do — spot start, pinch-hit or whatever.”Gamel started ahead of Bill Hall, who’s hitting only .211 and entered as a defensive replacement.Gallardo, who pitched eight scoreless innings but received no decision in the Brewers’ 1-0 win over St. Louis in 10 innings on May 25, has allowed one earned run in his last three starts.“I felt good,” he said. “The first three innings, my command was a little bit off. As the game went on, I was able to get that under control.”The Brewers began the night tied with St. Louis for first place in the NL Central.Jair Jurrjens (5-3) suffered in first loss in seven starts, giving up nine hits and four runs in seven innings.“We saw two of the best young pitchers in the game today,” McCann said.Cox called Jurrjens’ effort “one of the best nine-hitters I’ve ever seen in my life.”Each starter finished with a 2.84 ERA.Gallardo said he was motivated by the matchup.“He is a good pitcher,” Gallardo said of Jurrjens. “He has good stuff. Everybody knew it would be a pretty good matchup.”Center fielder Nate McLouth was 0-for-4 in his debut with Atlanta. The Braves acquired McLouth from Pittsburgh for three minor leaguers on Wednesday.“It was a little weird,” said McLouth, who was drafted by the Pirates. “I kept feeling like I was the visiting team. But that will pass as time goes on.”The Braves hope the addition of McLouth, who hit third, will spark their offense. Instead, they suffered their sixth shutout loss and set a season low with only two hits.“I know we didn’t look good swinging the bats,” Cox said, adding credit went to Gallardo.Pinch-hitter Greg Norton threatened to end Gallardo’s shutout bid in the eighth when his long drive into the right-field seats was foul by only a few feet. read more