NewsEducationLimerickTechnological 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 Print 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 Twitter
Full Name* Message* Email Address* Belveron Partners founder Paul Odland with 2000 Valentine Avenue (left) and 1985 Webster Avenue in the Bronx (Photos via Google Maps; Twitter)Belveron Partners closed a $280 million fund to invest in affordable housing across the country as the sector gains interest from larger investors.The San Francisco-based firm exceeded its initial $225 million target for the fund. It is the sixth fund the company has closed since its inception. The fund will acquire and manage over 5,000 units of affordable and workforce housing in the next three years targeting urban and suburban areas in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southwest.Paul Odland, founder of Belveron Partners, said the fund’s investors are institutional along with family offices.Demand from institutional investors in affordable housing is growing, according to Odland.“It has less volatility in the long term than a lot of other asset classes,” said Odland.In January 2020, Belveron acquired 1,275 affordable housing units in the Bronx. The portfolio totals eight buildings that were constructed in the 1970s under the state’s Mitchell-Lama program.And in June, Belverron partnered with Camber Property Group and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation (HPD) to acquire a portfolio of 384 rent-stabilized and market-rate homes in Brooklyn.The company is still “a long-term believer in the five boroughs,” Odland said.Belveron also recently acquired 1,500 market-rate apartments in metro areas of Texas.Since its inception in 2006, Belveron has raised more than $930 million from institutional investors. It owns more than 30,000 units in the U.S.Contact the author Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink TagsAffordable HousingBronx
Press Association Daehli proved the Welsh club’s most creative player in a 1-1 draw against Stoke that ensured Cardiff retained a fighting chance of avoiding relegation. “He is proving time and time again that he is worth a place in the team,” Solskjaer said of the 19-year-old, who joined Cardiff during the January transfer window this season. “He gets you on the edge of your seat, he does things, the difficult things at times, and he is fantastic at just playing simple when that is required. “He’s a good footballer, and I think he has done fantastic since he has come here.” For all Daehli’s excellence, though, Cardiff were once again left indebted to goalkeeper David Marshall as their saviour. Scotland international Marshall, viewed by many pundits as one of the best keepers in English football’s top flight this season, came to Cardiff’s rescue with a brilliant late point-blank save to deny Stoke substitute Oussama Assaidi a probable winner. “The first 75-80 minutes I thought we deserved more than a draw,” Solskjaer added. “Towards the end, though, you might say we didn’t deserve anything. We have a top, top goalkeeper and he saved a point for us. We thank him again. “He has just signed a (new) contract, and we are going to make sure he doesn’t have the option of going down. We have three games to rescue the season.” Cardiff have three games left in the quest to avoid a quickfire Championship return – away to Sunderland and Newcastle, then at home against Chelsea. “Two wins would be enough, but you never know in this league,” Solskjaer said. “You never know what the outcome is going to be in any of the games. “It is not a miracle needed, but it is two very good performances needed in the next two games to give us a chance in the last game against Chelsea.” Craig Bellamy, meanwhile, could be back in contention for the Sunderland encounter next weekend. He will return to training on Monday after being sidelined because of a virus. Peter Whittingham’s 50th-minute spot-kick cancelled out a Marko Arnautovic strike for Stoke – the first penalty Cardiff have conceded this season – that was converted during the dying seconds of an opening 45 minutes Cardiff shaded with regards to possession and territory. Solskjaer disputed the decision by referee Howard Webb, who punished Kim for his challenge on Stoke’s former Cardiff player Peter Odemwingie. Cardiff also saw a later Juan Cala effort ruled out for offside. “I felt what I felt at the time, that it was not a penalty, but I accept that Howard has got to make a decision there and then,” Solskjaer added. “For us, it galvanised everyone in the dressing room. We felt hard done by. “I didn’t have to say a lot at half-time, apart from maybe trying to control the emotions, because that is important when you get decisions like that against you. You can’t make him change his mind. “The way we came out second-half and put them under pressure, got the goal, got a disallowed goal, got the crowd going – they were fantastic again – and it was just what we wanted.” While Cardiff continue scrapping for points, Stoke can reflect on just one defeat in their last eight games, a run that has helped secure mid-table comfort. “The neutrals in the ground would think they were a couple of soft penalties,” Stoke boss Mark Hughes said. “I am not going to surprise you by saying I thought ours was a valid penalty and rightly given. “My view on Cardiff’s penalty is that it was very soft and the lad has looked for a movement from Steve N’zonzi that would allow him to go down. “In the second half we were in the ascendancy and Assaidi, if he had converted that chance it would have won the game for us. But we will take the point.” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed the impact of his fellow Norwegian Mats Daehli as Cardiff continue their fight for Barclays Premier League survival.