TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Limerick City and County Council have informed Willie O’Dea TD that they have agreed to carry out a feasibility study on the need for a pedestrian crossing on the Old Cratloe Road at the entrance to Shannonvale.Willie O’Dea TD said, “Many residents of Shannonvale and surrounding areas had requested that a pedestrian crossing be placed outside their estate.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Myself and Pat O’Neill have since met with senior engineers within the Council and have now been assured that a feasibility study will be done in the area and if a pedestrian crossing is warranted, the Council will apply for funding from the Department to do the job.The news has been welcomed by Local Fianna Fáil activist Pat O’Neill as well as the Fianna Fáil TD who have been working on the issue on behalf of local residents.Pat O’Neill who had helped secure the pedestrian crossing on the Clonmacken road said, “It was imperative that we acted as soon as residents brought this issue to our attention. The safety of local residents is paramount as there are a lot of elderly residents and young families living within the estate and for them to enjoy the convenience of the local amenities, their safety in crossing what is a very busy road needs to be taken into account.Pat concluded, “We have speed ramps in the area, but these are not serving their purpose and I have also asked the council to look at the height and shape of these, as some have caused damage to the undercarriage of cars due to being so severe.” Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow TAGSLimerick City and CountyNewspolticisShannonvaleTransport NewsPoliticsTransportFeasibility Study approved for for road safety measures at ShannonvaleBy Staff Reporter – June 18, 2019 224 Facebook Previous articleLeggy Limerick & Stars of the Future- Talking points after Tipperary defeatNext articleTies between Shannon Free Zone and the Chinese Government stronger than ever Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin WhatsApp Twitter Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Print Limerick on Covid watch list RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Email Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?
Lettuce will return to the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 13th, bringing along an impressive billing of musicians and supporting acts for the Morrison, CO performance. Dubbed Rage Rocks, the show will see Lettuce welcome special guests Cyril Neville, George Porter Jr. and Ghostface Killah, with a number of great bands as well. Performances from Turkuaz, The Russ Liquid Test, and J Rocc of The Beat Junkies are all participating in the Rage Rocks celebration.A limited supply of pre-sale tickets can be found here, as well as more information about the event. To get excited, check out the band’s hype video below![Cover photo via Jeremy Scott]
Rafael Nadal returns to competition after a six-month enforced break while Novak Djokovic is looking to make up for his US Open disqualification as the short clay-court season got underway in Rome on Monday without spectators.The tournament at Rome’s Foro Italico normally takes place in May but was pushed back after the coronavirus pandemic which turned the calendar upside down.”Obviously, it’s not the same thing. There is no public, we are in a bubble, we cannot enjoy the city,” said Nadal, who will play his first competitive match since his win in Acapulco at the end of February. “But at least we have a tennis tournament.”Nadal, 34, is the second seed behind world number one Djokovic in the tune-up for the final Grand Slam of the season at the French Open on Sept.27.”Excited to be back. Circumstances have been, you know, heavy for everyone, tough ones,” said Nadal who is targeting a tenth title in the Roman capital. Professional tennis was shut down from March until early August. And the world number two opted out of the US hard court tour because of coronavirus concerns and citing the “madness” of the new calendar. “Without regret,” he insisted before his second round tie midweek against 27th-ranked compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta, who reached the semi-finals of the US Open.”I am similar to always, maybe a little bit worse because I didn’t compete for the last six months.”But here I am. I arrived with plenty of time to try to have the right practices. That’s what I am doing. I know I have a tough match against Pablo. He’s playing great.” “It’s going to be a good test. I’m excited about going back to the competition without big expectations.”But third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas does not believe the lack of competition will have an impact on two-time defending champion Nadal who has a 61-6 record in the tournament.”I don’t think Rafa will be struggling much playing here,” said Tsitsipas. “Regardless of how he feels, I’m sure he’ll find a way. He always finds a way every single year.”Four-time Rome winner Djokovic, who has reached nine finals in the Italian capital, wants to turn the page on his dramatic disqualification in the round of 16 at the US Open, after throwing the ball involuntarily at a lines judge. “It’s great that I have a tournament right after that happened, because I feel like the earlier I get back in a competition mode, the faster I’ll overcome that memory and kind of reprogram it,” the Serb told reporters in the Italian capital.”When you hit a ball like I did, you have a chance to hit someone on the court. The rules are clear, I accepted that. “I’m going to take this in, you know, as profound as possible for me as a big lesson.”Djokovic had been unbeaten this year before his US Open exit and is targeting a title he last won in 2015.”Rafa obviously decided to stay on clay and practice, surely that gives him more advantage, but even if he didn’t practice for that long on clay, he would still be the number one favorite in Roland Garros or any other clay tournament because he’s Rafa, you know,” he added. “And playing on clay he’s the ultimate challenge.”It’s going to be adjustment challenge, you know, how quickly can we adapt, how quickly can we adjust to this new surface.”The women’s tournament will be without Australian world number one Ashleigh Barty, who will not compete again this season because of coronavirus concerns.Serena Williams, suffering from an Achilles tendon problem, and US Open champion Naomi Osaka will also skip the Rome event.World number two Simona Halep, absent in the United States, will be the top seed.Czech Karolina Pliskova, seeded third, is the defending champion in Rome. Topics :
Where next for Mauricio Pochettino? 6/4 Bayern Munich7/2 Man Utd7/2 Real Madrid7/1 PSG14/1 Juventus14/1 ArsenalOdds courtesy of Betfair If Arsenal have any ambition they would sack Unai Emery and make a move for Mauricio Pochettino Advertisement Whether Jose Mourinho is the right fit for Tottenham or not, Daniel Levy can hardly be accused of settling for mediocrity or displaying the levels of inertia which appear to be crippling north London rivals Arsenal.By replacing the most successful manager in the club’s modern history with the most qualified, high-profile available coach on the market, Levy has sent out a clear signal that results, above all else, will determine his decision-making.For all his shortcomings, and there are many, Mourinho will galvanise Spurs, in the short-term at least. It would, after all, be difficult not to improve on an alarming run of league form which dates back to last season and sees Spurs currently languishing in 14th place.AdvertisementAdvertisementRarely has Mourinho, if ever, inherited a team in a state of such apparent disarray. Even at Manchester United he took charge of FA Cup winners and was immediately given the funds to break the British transfer record to sign Paul Pogba and add a cast-iron guarantee of goals in the form of Zlatan Ibrahimovc. Levy will allow him no such luxury but the impact of a new man, with a new message, who at one time or another has coveted many of the players he will now work with, should not be underestimated.ADVERTISEMENTThe Spurs chairman may well be risking his own legacy on a manager who none of Europe’s traditional heavyweights were willing to consider as a solution to their own problems, but it is hard not to admire Levy’s ruthlessness, especially when set against the ‘move along, nothing to see here’ Officer Barbrady style attitude adopted by Arsenal’s hierarchy over the course of the international break. Unai Emery was given a vote of confidence following Arsenal’s defeat at Leicester (Picture: Getty)Despite a troubled end to his tenure, Pochettino leaves Tottenham with his reputation as an elite coach fully intact. The likes of Bayern Munich will no doubt register an interest while, for all the talk of three-year plans, a poor run of results will prompt Ed Woodward to consider taking decisive action and hire the man many felt should have replaced Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford instead of Mourinho.Arsenal, meanwhile, are said to be hopeful that a run of favourable fixtures against the likes of Southampton, Brighton, Norwich and West Ham affords Emery the opportunity to scramble to the safety of calmer waters. Maximum points from those fixtures would only delay the inevitable, however, by which time Pochettino will either have found alternative employment or laid the groundwork ahead of starting a new role come the summer.AdvertisementPochettino, memorably, claimed he would rather return to work on his farm in Argentina than coach Arsenal or, given his Espanyol connections, Barcelona. But that was before his former employer urged him to quit, subsequently sacked him and paid his replacement twice as much. There are, of course, any number of reasons the 47-year-old would guard against switching north London allegiances, but loyalty to Spurs, and or Levy, given the events of the last 24 hours are unlikely to be chief among them.Arsenal might not be the attractive proposition they were at the time of Sol Campbell’s defection, but the level of ambition and audaciousness displayed by David Dein at that time is precisely what is required from the likes of his modern day counterpart Sanllehi. Persisting with Emery, simply isn’t an option.The Gunners would undoubtedly be at the back of a long queue for Pochettino, but they must at the very least attempt to join it.Where will Pochettino end up nextReal Madrid0%Man Utd0%PSG0%Juventus0%Arsenal0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Arsenal step up Erling Haaland interest as striker’s father visits training groundMORE: Gabriel Martinelli names the Arsenal youngster who has Brazilian qualities While Pochettino can justifiably point to a lack of support from Levy in the transfer market – he infamously went 18 months without signing anyone before Jack Clarke’s arrival in the summer – Emery has no such excuse. Following his appointment, five new players arrived to address key deficiencies in the squad he inherited from Arsene Wenger. Only Bernd Leno has lived up to expectation with Lucas Torreira’s form having dipped on account of being asked to play out of position and Matteo Guendouzi thriving, one suspects, as a consequence of playing on instinct rather than to instruction.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal gambled this summer following last season’s epic capitulation which culminated in the sort of result – a 4-1 humiliation in a showpiece European final – that would earn most managers the sack, rather than the reprieve that has unquestionably backfired. Emery was effectively given a vote of confidence during the international break which followed the damaging, listless 2-0 defeat at Leicester. At that juncture, Raul Sanllehi and his boardroom cohorts could justifiably have claimed there was no outstanding, logical and attainable alternative to Emery. Not now.Mourinho was never a serious option, despite his public and private flirtations, given his history with Arsenal, while promoting Freddie Ljungberg ahead of schedule offers only the guarantee of a short-term feel-good factor. Max Allegri, meanwhile, is cut from the same cloth as Emery and would, initially at least, struggle with the language barrier which has prevented the Spaniard from building any sort of immediacy with Arsenal fans. CommentShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitter4.4kShares James GoldmanSports editorWednesday 20 Nov 2019 5:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.4kShares Advertisement Jose Mourinho has signed a three-and-a-half year contract to become Tottenham’s new manager (Picture: Getty)Pochettino, ultimately, has been sacked for presiding over a run of results which threatened to serve a terminal blow to the club’s primary objective of finishing in the top four. That Levy has removed him from office at the first sign of trouble, while Arsenal persevere with a manager guilty of making many of the same mistakes which prompted the Argentine’s downfall speaks to contrasting standards both clubs are willing to tolerate. Whereas Arsenal’s board saw green shoots of recovery during the opening 60 minutes at Leicester, Levy regarded dropping two points at home to Sheffield United as the final straw.Arsenal’s league form is only marginally better than Tottenham’s and not even the most die-hard of Emery supporters, of which there appear to be few, would use the club’s current position in the table as a reason for his continued employment. Approaching 18 months into his tenure there is no discernible style of play, no consistency, nothing to cling onto. Arsenal are boring, and not even in the sort of effective, stifling fashion that brings about positive results through discipline and organisation.A chaotic mess on the field, Emery’s Arsenal are equally confused off it with the Spaniard having isolated several of his more senior players and effectively blamed an emerging group of youngsters for a downturn in results. He has undermined his own decision to ostracise Mesut Ozil by performing an embarrassing U-turn and been forced to name the third permanent captain of his reign having bungled Granit Xhaka’s appointment.
New Rederij Doeksen LNG vessels on board the MS Sun RiseTwo new Rederij Doeksen LNG-powered catamarans have arrived on board the heavy lift vessel MS Sun Rise.Dutch ferry operator Rederij Doeksen said on Monday that it expected the vessel to arrive at the Den Helder harbor in The Netherlands on May 27.The two LNG catamarans left the shipyard at Vung Tau, Vietnam, on March 8. The company added that the vessels would be inspected on Tuesday, May 28. The catamarans will be towed to Harlingen, where the remaining work will be done at the Nesta Shipping Company.Current AIS data for the MS Sun Rise confirms that the heavy lift vessel has arrived at the Den Helder harbor.According to Rederij Doeksen, it is not possible to set an exact date and time for arrival in Harlingen due to the uncertain weather conditions and water levels. The company hopes the vessels would be moved to Harlingen on Wednesday evening, May 29.It is worth noting that the two catamarans are the first single fuel LNG ferries in The Netherlands and the first ships in the world, with single fuel LNG engines directly driving a fixed propeller.In 2016 Rederij Doeksen commissioned the Australian shipbuilder Strategic Marine to build two new LNG catamarans which will operate on the Wadden Sea to and from the Terschelling and Vlieland islands.Dutch design agency Vripack was responsible for the design of both the interior and exterior of the vessels.