€1.1 million upgrade to Limerick walking and cycling route

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter NewsLocal News€1.1 million upgrade to Limerick walking and cycling routeBy Alan Jacques – November 5, 2015 1668 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsAppcenter_img Donal Brennan, Pat O’Neill, Mayor Liam Galvin, John Craddock, Vincent Murray and Peter Edwards at City Hall for the contract signing.Pic: Press 22by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Donal Brennan, Pat O’Neill, Mayor Liam Galvin, John Craddock, Vincent Murray and Peter Edwards at City Hall for the contract signing.Pic: Press 22LIMERICK City and County Council has signed a contract for works on a flagship Smarter Travel project to connect four key city hubs and suburbs by developing sustainable modes of transport for those living, working and studying in the areas.The €1.1 million project will see the upgrading of the towpath along the banks of the River Shannon to a shared cycle and pedestrian pathway between the Boat House at the University of Limerick (UL) and Rhebogue in the city.Construction work, to be carried out by John Craddock Ltd, will commence in early November and is expected to be completed by next July.Overlaid on the route of a historical towpath along the city canal and the south bank of the Shannon, the existing pathway for this section of work will be closed to the public during the entirety of the construction project.Proposed works include the construction of a bitmac path; construction of four pedestrian bridges; refurbishment of two existing stone pedestrian bridges; provision of public lighting, CCTV; and the erection of signage.The construction of the new walking and cycling surface will wind around trees and historic structures which reduce the impact of the development on the bank but will promote universal accessibility to this nature area once completed.According to Limerick City and County Mayor Liam Galvin, this project will create a universally accessible environment for all users and when completed, it will allow for a safe environment for cyclists, pedestrians and people with mobility issues.“Importantly, it also will increase the number of people using sustainable transport to commute between the city centre and the Castletroy area,” said Mayor Galvin.Donal Brennan of Limerick Smarter Travel explained that the development will serve as a multipurpose amenity for the city and Castletroy, Rhebogue and Corbally areas.“Design elements have ensured that it will contribute to an overall enhanced public realm across the study area, become an amenity inclusive to all levels of mobility and provide a safe, well-lit and attractive commuting resource,” he said.Limerick Smarter Travel Route 2 Phase 2 shared walking cycling path is the flagship project of Limerick Smarter Travel Office which is an initiative of Limerick City and County Council in partnership with the University of Limerick, and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. TAGSCllr Liam GalvinlimerickLimerick City and County CouncilLimerick Smarter TravelRhebogueUniversity of Limerick (UL) Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSummonses issued for non-payment of commercial rates in LimerickNext articleLimerick TD outlines plans for welfare reform Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Advertisement Facebooklast_img read more

WENZ, JAMES

first_img67, of Bayonne passed away on May 24 at the Jersey City Medical Center. James worked for the Verizon Corporation for 42 years. He was a member of the IBEW Union Local 827. James also served his country proudly in the United States Navy. He was a husband to Theresa (nee: Netterwald), a father to Brian, Tara and Michele. A brother to Bob, Tom, Steve, Phil, and Maryann. James was predeceased by his parents George and Anna (nee: Beckerman) Wenz, and his brother Pete. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in James memory to the Cancer Research of Dr. Gulam Manji at Columbia University Medical Center. Checks should be made payable to the “Trustees of Columbia University” and indicate in Memory of James Wenz/in honor of Dr. Gulam Manji and mailed to Columbia University Medical Center, Office of Development, Attention: Rebecca Solinsky, 516 West 168th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10032. Envelopes will also be provided at the funeral home. Funeral arrangements by MIGLIACCIO Funeral Home, 851 Kennedy Blvd.last_img read more

‘We don’t want people to panic’: Jokowi says on lack of transparency about COVID cases

first_imgPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has admitted that he was deliberately holding back some information on COVID-19 cases to prevent the public from panicking. “Indeed, we did not deliver certain information to the public because we did not want to stir panic. We have worked hard to overcome this, since the novel coronavirus outbreak can happen regardless of the country border,” Jokowi said on Friday.He assured the public that his administration had tried its best to overcome the pandemic through several measures. He also told the public to remain calm and vigilant. Read also: COVID-19: Mr. President, you need professional help“We will inform the public eventually. However, we have to think of the possibility that the public will react to it by panicking or worrying, as well as the effect on the recovered patients. Every country has different policies,” Jokowi said, adding that he would inform the public whenever a new cluster appeared. The government’s spokesperson for COVID-19 Achmad Yurianto announced that the number of confirmed cases had risen to 69 on Friday. As of now, four patients have died due to the disease, while five patients have recovered. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

MBB : Syracuse at Louisville breakdown

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ SU has lost six in a row against Louisville. Just saying. SMALL FORWARDKris Joseph vs. Chris SmithNot really a matchup here, as Louisville tends to go with a four-guard lineup. Still, Smith is the Triche-like X-factor. He exploded for huge scoring nights at Villanova and Providence. But did little at Connecticut and Georgetown. But this year he has become a threat from 3, shooting 44 percent, and that could worry SU. STAT TO KNOWLouisville averages 9.4 steals per game, good for tops in the Big East and fifth in the nation. POWER FORWARDRick Jackson vs. Kyle KuricAgain, not a matchup in the traditional sense. Jackson is coming off his worst outing of the year, and it will be interesting to see if he can body with Terrence Jennings in order to have his usual field day. Kuric, on the other hand, is coming off his best outing of the year. A 28-point performance that trumps Jackson’s best scoring output by seven-points. If he keeps it up, SU will be in serious trouble. Beat writer predictionsTony OliveroLouisville 74, Syracuse 68In the second straight game where SU will faced an undersized team — much undersized – the quickness of a Pitino coached team will excel Against Georgetown, SU gave up the rebounding advantage. And versus a program famous for exploiting the Boeheim zone, SU won’t have enough.  Big number: 63.2The shooting percentage fro the field (24-for-38) for Louisville’s Kyle Kuric over the last four games. In that same span, he is 12-of-21 (57.1 percent) on 3-pointers. Last season against the Orange, Kuric had 22 points on 9-of-11 shooting. Comments FREE THROWS• Syracuse hasn’t beaten Louisville since Feb. 18, 2006 in the Carrier Dome. In that game, current graduate assistant Gerry McNamara had 30 points in a 79-66 SU win.• Louisville has eight players averaging at least 6.3 points per game.center_img SHOOTING GUARDAdvertisementThis is placeholder textBrandon Triche vs. Preston KnowlesFor the second straight game, SU will be going up against a much smaller opponent from the 2-guard spot to center. Still, just like the Georgetown game, the Cardinals will have the advantage here in Knowles. The strong under-sized guard will slash to draw fouls. Once at the line, he will convert at a top-rate clip. If SU’s zone can prevent that, its chances will be bolstered. POINT GUARDScoop Jardine vs. Peyton SivaSiva has the talent and the speed to be a sophomore stud. The native of Seattle has been featured in Sportscenter’s top plays already this year. But if the heady-Jardine surfaces, the frenetic Siva could direct the Cards into a loss. That’s a big if. Brett LoGiuratoLouisville 78, Syracuse 69Louisville isn’t exactly on fire as a whole, but the guy who burned Syracuse last year is. Continuing its defensive success over the past three games will be huge, but it won’t happen on the road.Andrew L. JohnLouisville 76, SU 71 Published on February 11, 2011 at 12:00 pm CENTERFab Melo vs. Terrence JenningsJennings gets the clear edge here. In practice, Melo showcases extreme athletic ability for a 7-footer, something that will become a scary player in two years. But against the one team and coach Melo would have gone to over SU, he and Baye Moussa Keita will be facing a freak-athlete who has harnessed athletic ability with his football-body. If Jennings can help UL pilfer rebounds to the advantage Georgetown had Wednesday, SU will hurt. — Compiled by The Daily Orange Sports staff Fortune cookie: Not in the cardslast_img read more

2013 Thurston County Fair Volunteers Needed

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Volunteers are needed to help Fair visitors recycle and compost food scraps.Adults and youth looking for volunteer hours can be part of the Thurston County Fair this July 31 to Sunday, August 4. Thurston County Solid Waste needs volunteers to help visitors at recycling and waste stations by the food court. This is a great project for scouts, church groups, and service organizations.Sign up for a three-hour shift and you plus one guest receive FREE Fair admission and a parking pass for the day of your shift.Volunteers don’t need any experience or special training. People volunteer because they interested in helping people, our environment, and want to be part of the Fair. Solid Waste staff will give you all the instructions you need for your shift. To help out at the Fair, visit Thurston County Solid Waste  and click on “Volunteers” or contact Brian Stafki at (360) 867-2284.For more information about the Thurston County Fair and other events, visit their website.Sincerely, Brian Brian Stafki, M.Ed.EducatorThurston County Public Works, Solid Waste Div.867-2284Olympia, WAlast_img read more