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

Pepper and Tribal Seeds To Deliver Positive Vibrations To New York and New Jersey Next Week

first_imgWhen you think of the summertime, you think sun, beaches, bonfires, and enjoying some cold refreshments while kicking back with some straight up island-style vibes. Reggae, dub, and ska always seem to hit the spot on those hot summer days, while bringing the positivity to “irie”-type levels. Both Pepper and Tribal Seeds will be delivering the inspiration to both Huntington, NY’s The Paramount and Montclair, NJ’s Wellmont Theater on August 24th and 26th, respectively (get tickets here).Pepper, based out of San Diego, originated in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii back in 1997, and has become a force in the reggae world. Having toured with acts such as Slightly Stoopid, 311, The Wailers, Snoop Dogg, Brother Ali, The Expendables and more, the trio of Kaleo Wassman (guitar/vocals), Bret Bollinger (bass/vocals), and Yesod Williams (drums/vocals) have released seven studio albums, two live albums, and show no signs of slowing up going into their 20th year as a band. The band’s 2016 release, Ohana, was met with anticipation, as it witnessed the trio showcasing a more mature sound in their quest to transcend and expand their musical horizons.Pepper “Road to Ohana” Documentary:Creating their music in a similar vein to that of, let’s say a Steel Pulse, San Diego-based Tribal Seeds have inhaled the roots, rock, reggae of their predecessors and carved a slice of the pie for themselves. The spiritually driven, Jah-rock vibes emanate from the vocal stylings of lead singer/guitarist Steven Rene Jacobo, while the rest of the group create that sound that takes you right to the sandy beaches and crystal clear water of the Caribbean Islands. The group reached the #1 spot on Billboard’s Reggae charts for their 2014 release, Representing. With these two acts playing full sets each night, these shows are going to be the perfect way to end the summer.Tribal Seeds – “Rock The Night”:Tickets for both shows are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For additional information and show updates, check out the Facebook Event pages – Wellmont Theater / The Paramount.Enter to win a pair of tickets to your show of choice below!last_img read more

Lakers, Clippers take center stage as NBA season tips off

first_img• How Coach Frank Vogel’s “sabbatical” year spent visiting college and NBA coaches around the nation rejuvenated him for the Lakers job• Entering his third season, ambitious young Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma has switched agencies, signed a shoe deal and is looking out for additional business opportunities.• With both teams in demand for national TV appearances, the NBA and Staples Center had a tougher time than ever mapping out the schedules for the Lakers and Clippers• LeBron James, Anthony Davis thought they might lure Kawhi Leonard to the Lakers• Lakers play down rivalry angles going into opener against Clippers• In his second stint with the Lakers, Dwight Howard promises more accountability• Veteran guard Avery Bradley is eager to prove himself, ready to “show the world that I’m the best perimeter defender in the NBA.”• LeBron James and the Lakers have been doing their best to make Anthony Davis feel comfortable and in control going into a critical season• The Lakers have plenty of competition in their guard rotation• Anthony Davis, Lakers believe having multiple shot-blockers will aid their identity• A closer look at the Lakers’ projected roster, including two-way contract playersCLIPPERS• In Kawhi Leonard, the Clippers have added a self-made superstar who keeps getting better• Can the Clippers seize their moment and challenge the Lakers for L.A.’s basketball soul?• The Lakers and Clippers in contention at the same time has the eyes of the league on L.A.• Against the Clippers’ defense this season, the drive to Staples Center might be the easy part• Is there any reason to doubt, L.A.’s clearly a basketball town?• Given their decades of futility and mismanagement, it’s hard for some to fathom … the Clippers favored to win a championship?• When three-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams speaks, his words carry weight• Clippers hope a “brotherhood” built through group texts, fishing trips and paintball outings will prepare them for whatever adversity comes their way• Clippers rookie Terance Mann is soaking up his time around Kawhi Leonard, Paul George• Patrick Beverley wants you to know: Kawhi Leonard is cool but he’s “not quiet”• The Clippers plan to retain the gritty team persona that helped attract a pair of All-Stars• Patrick Beverley is the face of a new Clippers ticket initiative that will give between 50 and 200 fans an opportunity to purchase $10 tickets for all 41 of the team’s home games this season.• A closer look at the Clippers’ projected roster, including two-way contract players Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AROUND THE LEAGUESTACKED OUT WEST: Beyond the Lakers and Clippers, Houston reunited James Harden with Russell Westbrook. Denver and Utah bring back strong cores, Portland might have the league’s best backcourt and Golden State doesn’t sound ready to go away, even if Klay Thompson is now expected to miss the entire season. Here’s a team-by-team preview of the Western Conference.TWO-TEAM RACE IN EAST? Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks were a couple wins from beating Toronto. The Philadelphia 76ers were perhaps a couple bounces from doing it one round earlier. Neither team was good enough to finish the job last season, but both think this is their time after Leonard returned to the Western Conference. They look like the favorites to represent the East in the NBA Finals – where they might have to deal with Leonard again. Here’s a team-by-team preview of the Eastern Conference.CRACKING DOWN ON FAN BEHAVIOR: After high-profile incidents involving Russell Westbrook, DeMarcus Cousins, Kyle Lowry and others last season – including ones involving racist taunts – zero tolerance for abusive or hateful behavior is now to become the NBA’s policy going forward. The league is changing and toughening its code of conduct for fans, especially putting those in closest proximity to the players and the court on alert that anything over the line will lead to ejections and possibly more. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersSCNG beat reporters Kyle Goon and Mirjam Swanson have been covering both teams since before those seismic roster changes, and they’ve spent the months since writing about a variety of topics, giving our readers a chance to get to know some of the personalities who will take center stage this season, and the challenges both sides might face along the way.Before that first jump ball is tossed, here’s another chance to catch up on some of what you might have missed:LAKERS• United with the teammate they both publicly wished for, LeBron James and Anthony Davis are expected to have each other’s backs as Lakers teammates, sharing the workload while holding each other accountable.• Father Time, as the saying goes, is undefeated. The question for LeBron James – and for a Lakers franchise hoping his championship window is still open – is how long can he stave off the inevitable? The dress rehearsals are over. Tuesday night, one of the most anticipated seasons in recent NBA history tips off, and the Lakers and Clippers, intracity rivals who underwent headline-grabbing offseason changes, find themselves on the short list of contenders for the 2019-20 championship going into their season opener at Staples Center.Neither side will be at full strength on Tuesday, the Clippers without All-Star forward Paul George and the Lakers without rising young star Kyle Kuzma, but it’s still a game that should give each side an early indication of how they might measure up and how they might go about countering certain matchups.Having landed two-time NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard and George in one stunning July night, the Clippers open the season as the prohibitive favorite to win their first league title, both according to oddsmakers in Las Vegas and the annual poll of NBA general managers. When George returns, they’ll become a team with frightening potential on defense, especially on the perimeter.The Lakers got four-time league MVP LeBron James the elite running mate he wanted, shipping away a slew of players and draft picks to unite him with big man Anthony Davis amid the hope that their mutual desire to play together results in unbeatable chemistry on the court. Even if it takes them some time to gel, a refreshed James knows it’s all about positioning themselves to be at their best in April, May and June.last_img read more