Major expansion of Limerick Smarter Travel campus

first_imgTwitter Previous articleAnother week, another honour for Limerick’s top sporting heroNext articleRugby – Munster’s season hangs in the balance John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Back Row: Sharon Daly, National Transport Authority; Patricia Kennedy, VTOS coordinator; Trish Gleeson, YouthReach coordinator; Phil Roche, centre manager, Kilmallock Road Campus; Siobhán O’Dwyer, Limerick Smarter Travel. Front Row: Paul Patton, head of Further Education and Training Division, LCETB; and Miriam O’Donoghue, project manager, Limerick Smarter Travel THE Further Education and Training Centre on the Kilmallock Road has become the 23rd Irish business campus to sign up to the National Transport Authority’s Smarter Travel Campus Programme.Run locally by Limerick Smarter Travel in association with the National Transport Authority, the programme assists further education and third level institutions to promote walking, cycling, public transport and carsharing.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ten of Limerick’s largest workplaces and campuses are participating in the programme including the University of Limerick, Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick College of Further Education and Mary Immaculate College.“Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board is delighted that the Limerick Smarter Travel Programme is now extended to two of its Further Education and Training Campuses. LCETB looks forward to working with Limerick Smarter Travel and the National Transport Authority in achieving the various goals and objectives of the programme,” said Paul Patton, further education training officer, LCETB.Resources available under the Authority’s Smarter Travel Campus Programme include site-specific advice and information from experienced travel planners; a free group on carsharing.ie; and mapping resources.The benefits of engagement in the programme include reduced costs associated with travel and parking; enhanced green profile; and more active travel by both students and staff. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Linkedin Printcenter_img Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories NewsMajor expansion of Limerick Smarter Travel campusBy John Keogh – December 9, 2015 2404 Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSLCETBlimerickLimerick Further Education and Training CentreLimerick Smarter TravelNational Transport Authority last_img read more

BADBADNOTGOOD Bring Their Jazz-Hip-Hop Fusion To NPR’s Tiny Desk [Full Video]

first_imgThis week, as part of their ongoing Tiny Desk concert series, NPR shared the footage from their Tiny Desk Session with BADBADNOTGOOD. The Canadian four-piece made a name for itself by reworking songs from the likes of Nas and ODB, eventually catching the attention of Odd Future leader Tyler, the Creator. The masses took notice in 2015 when the group produced an entire LP for Ghostface Killah, Sour Soul. BADBADNOTGOOD has been called a hip-hop ensemble, but its roots are undoubtedly in jazz, providing them a gateway to countless different genres and styles. On their 2016 album IV, the group allowed that gateway to widen, adding soul and funk to the repertoire to incredible effect.Still only in their 20s, the band’s members never seemed intimidated by the intimate nature of the Tiny Desk set–If anything, it accentuated their enthusiasm. They played three selections from IV — including “Cashmere,” which more or less stayed inside the lines of the studio version, and “In Your Eyes,” which featured Charlotte Day Wilson‘s vocals. The tight arrangement allowed Wilson to hover gently above the instrumentation, showing off the band’s most promising work to date. You can watch the full set below:[h/t – npr]last_img read more

Rodgers criticises Premier League

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is disappointed by the scheduling of Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Swansea at Anfield. In this weekend’s only top-flight fixture, the Reds face the Swans – who are in next Sunday’s Capital One Cup final – having already played twice this week, losing 2-0 to West Brom on Monday before being beaten by the same scoreline at Zenit St Petersburg on Thursday in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie – the second leg of which is next Thursday. Asked about the timing of the match against his former club Swansea, Rodgers said: “I was very disappointed with the Premier League to be honest.” He went on: “To put it in on a week when we have played on a Monday and played on a Thursday in an away trip to Russia, and put it in between that and another important European game on Thursday…I think it is another example of the Premier League in this country not helping teams whatsoever. “I think every other country in Europe will always try to help their teams – some of them will play on a Friday before a European game. So for us to have it thrown in there when there were other free weeks was bemusing to say the least.” Liverpool have forward Daniel Sturridge and midfielder Philippe Coutinho back available for Sunday’s game. The pair return to the squad having both been ineligible for Thursday’s match, with Rodgers confirming Sturridge – who has been nursing a thigh problem – is fit to play. Coutinho, a January signing from Inter Milan, made his Reds debut as a substitute in the West Brom contest and asked if the Brazil international might be in line for his first Liverpool start this weekend, Rodgers said: “He is certainly in my thinking. “He has come in and needed that little bit of time to adapt to the new way of working and new life, but you can see the kid’s qualities. He has got good experience for a young player, so on Sunday we will have a look.” Daniel Agger, after criticising his own performance in the West Brom defeat on Twitter, did not travel to Russia but Rodgers has indicated the defender will be involved against Swansea and praised the contribution he has made since the start of the campaign. Rodgers said: “He has been outstanding this season – he has that real warrior spirit. “We have just had a little run of games where as a team – and for us, there is no blame on the individual – we haven’t defended as well as what we had done. He is one of the top European centre-halves and we are very happy to have him here.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Marsh bolster chances of a Test recall

first_imgMITCHELL Marsh followed in his brother Shaun’s footsteps, with a fifty-plus score in the tour game against India A to perhaps bolster his chances of a Test recallHe spent over three hours at the crease in Mumbai, making 75 off 159 balls with 11 fours and a six to help the Australians declare on 469 for 7 on the second day.(Scores: India A 176 for 4 (Iyer 85*) trail Australians 469 for 7 dec (Smith 107, Shaun Marsh 104, Mitchell Marsh 75, Wade 64) by 293 runs).Australia have been struggling for an allrounder to make the No. 6 spot their own and Marsh had himself enjoyed a considerably long run before he was dropped after the home series loss to South Africa late last year.He averages only 23.18 from 19 Tests so far and bowls seam up, which may go against him considering the conditions in India and the fact Australia already have Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood in their squad to swing the new ball and reverse the old.However, with his 17th first-class half-century, Marsh has done his bit to stay in contention. His nearest competitor appears to be Glenn Maxwell, who has his own issues with regards to playing up to potential in Test cricket.He is not established as a batsman, but on his day can still be explosive and can also chip in with a few overs of part-time offspin.India A’s batsmen too profited on a Brabourne stadium pitch that was quite true. Shreyas Iyer smashed 85 off 93 balls with five sixes and seven fours at No. 3.He was unbeaten at stumps, alongside Rishabh Pant, who was batting on 3. For the Australians, Jackson Bird was highly economical with a spell of 11-7-15-2 while Nathan Lyon provided the first wicket of the innings, dismissing Akhil Herwadkar and later accounted for Priyank Panchal, the top-scorer in India’s premier domestic first-class tournament, the Ranji Trophy, in 2016-17.(ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more