Dublin airport Ryder Cup tweet met with angry responses

first_imgNewsTransportDublin airport Ryder Cup tweet met with angry responsesBy Bernie English – July 26, 2019 1519 Previous articleWATCH: Kiely names unchanged team for All-Ireland semi finalNext articleFreeze on home helps must go Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin Mayor of Clare and Shannon councillor Cathal Crowe (FF) says he plans to contact Shannon bosses, Mary Considine and Rose Hynes directly on the matter.“This is predatory and an insult to everyone in the Mid West. Shannon is the gateway airport for the Ryder Cup and Adare, not Dublin.“We down here might be rolling our eyes at this tweet, but that has gone out to the world and that’s what people have seen internationally,” he told the Limerick Post. Facebook Print Advertisement Email A MASSIVE row is brewing following a tweet from the Dublin Airport Authority, which declares it is the gateway airport for the Ryder Cup.The major international golf tournament was this week announced for Adare for 2026 and will bring huge visitor numbers and revenue for the region.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up But there has been a huge groundswell of anger at the DAA tweet, with people in Limerick and Clare firing angry tweets back.last_img read more

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Cuomo Signs Bill That Will Drop NYC Speed Limit to 25 MPH

first_img#463051877 / gettyimages.com Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Islanders choosing to drive to New York City instead of riding the Long Island Rail Road will soon have to obey a new speed limit when navigating NYC’s cluttered and busy streets. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Saturday authorizing New York City to lower its speed limit from 30 to 25 miles per hour where the speed limit is not posted in the city. The bill has the support of Mayor Bill de Blasio, who earlier this year released a report dubbed, “Vision Zero,” which called for traffic safety initiatives to reduce pedestrian and driver fatalities. More than 250 people are killed and as many as 4,000 are injured in traffic crashes on city streets each year, officials said. “Speeding is a citywide problem, and lowering the speed limit is a citywide solution,” de Blasio said in a statement. “This is another vital step toward making New York City streets safer for every family. Our Vision Zero initiative’s mission is to save lives, and that precisely what this legislation accomplishes.”Lawmakers in the state Senate and Assembly cited studies that showed how lowering the speed limit by 5 mph can reduce fatalities. Lawmakers claimed that if the speed limit were lowered to 25 mph, the chance of an accident resulting in death drops to 1 in 10, from 1 to 5 at 30 mph. “At 25 mph, stopping distance is improved by 45 feet…which will allow many crashes to be avoided altogether,” the bill states. “We will implement the speed limit reduction in a smart and thoughtful manner as the City continues to roll out our Vision Zero efforts,” said NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg. This bill comes two months after Cuomo signed a bill that authorizes 69 speed cameras in Suffolk County, 56 in Nassau County and 120 more in New York City in school zones.last_img read more

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Wolf Administration Highlights Investments to Bolster STEM Education

first_img Education,  Innovation,  PAsmart,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, Pa. – State Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera hosted the Conrad Weiser High School (Berks County) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) team at the Capitol today, emphasizing that the team’s patent-pending medical technology is a fitting example for Governor Tom Wolf’s PAsmart initiative, a new $30 million program to improve STEM and computer science education and other jobs training opportunities.“Increasing opportunities for young people to prepare for careers in the fast-growing STEM fields is one of my top priorities,” said Governor Wolf. “With my PAsmart initiative, we are investing in the amazing capacity of our children and creating a talented and skilled workforce that we need now and in the future.”As part of the school’s Science Research Institute, the five-member team developed patent-pending medical technology designed to treat wounds and heal tissue. They designed a wound measurement app to record and document patients’ wounds. The captured image is then transferred to a 3D-printer for generating a personalized bioactive glass-embedded bandage. The bioactive glass composition helps to prevent infection and promote healthy cell proliferation.Secretary Rivera added that through the governor’s PAsmart initiative, Pennsylvania is investing $30 million in workforce development, including $20 million for STEM and computer science learning. The initiative encourages employers to collaborate with schools to develop educational programs that prepare students for in-demand jobs.“Expanding access to computer science and STEM programs prepares our students to succeed in an ever-evolving workforce,” Rivera said. “By connecting business and industry leaders with educators in our classrooms, we ensure our students are learning the skills that are in demand by Pennsylvania employers, specifically STEM and computer science professions.”Pennsylvania is a leader in STEM education, with the third largest number of nationally-recognized STEM ecosystems and producing the fifth highest number of STEM graduates. Regarding computer science, the commonwealth recently became one of a fewer than a dozen states to endorse computer science education standards. In June, PDE hosted the Computer Science for All Summit to engage hundreds of the state’s educators and administrators in developing and implementing innovative approaches to teaching computer science.Throughout the summer, PDE leaders are visiting educational camps, libraries, and colleges to highlight the importance of STEM education as part of the #SummerOfSTEM tour.For more information about this grant or Pennsylvania’s education policies and programs please visit the Department of Education’s website at www.education.pa.gov or follow PDE on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.NOTE: Video, audio, and photos from this event will be available for download later today in an email from the Pennsylvania Internet News Service (PINS). To register for PINS emails contact, [email protected] Wolf Administration Highlights Investments to Bolster STEM Education July 18, 2018center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Thurston County Food Bank Selected For $10,000 Grant From Walmart

first_imgIsaiah 58Big SpringTX$10,000 Laramie Soup KitchenLaramieWY$10,000 Mokuaikaua Food PantryKailua KonaHI$10,000 The Salvation Army of RockfordRockfordIL$10,000 Nonprofit NameCityStateGrant Amount Cover 3 FoundationFranklinVA$10,000 Joshua’s Eternal JourneyBethpageNY$10,000 Food & FriendsWashingtonDC$10,000center_img Thurston County Food BankOlympiaWA$10,000 Submitted by Thurston County Food BankBENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 13, 2012 – On the fourth day of its “12 Days of Giving” holiday campaign, Walmart is awarding $100,000 to 10 nonprofits, who were nominated with compelling stories of personal hardship that help to put a face on hunger in our communities. One of the winning organizations, Cover 3 Foundation, was founded in 2009 by Greg Scott who experienced hunger firsthand as a child. Scott started the foundation in his hometown to make a difference in children’s lives and it now provides free meals and snacks to thousands of children every day.Over twelve consecutive days, Walmart will award a total of $1.5 million to 140 organizations across the country that are providing basic needs and services such as food, shelter, clothing and medical care. Organizations receiving grants today are featured on Walmart’s Live Better tab on Facebook. The organizations serve communities in: Virginia, District of Columbia, South Carolina, Texas, Wyoming, Hawaii, West Virginia, Illinois, Washington and New York.“We received compelling stories of individuals going out of their way to volunteer time and resources, often as a way to give back to an organization that helped them during a time of need,” said Sylvia Mathews Burwell, president of the Walmart Foundation. “Through our grants we want to support the organizations around the country that have had a profound effect on their neighbors in need.”Walmart’s November call for submissions resulted in more than 21,677 nominations from Facebook users who submitted descriptions of each nonprofit’s impact in its local community. Submissions were initially reviewed by Walmart associates from across the company and then a panel from the Walmart Foundation selected the winning organizations.The organizations being spotlighted today in the category of “Recognizing the Face of Hunger” include: Fountain of Life Outreach CenterFairmontWV$10,000 Helping Hand of Myrtle BeachMyrtle BeachSC$10,000 Facebook30Tweet0Pin0 About Philanthropy at Walmart Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committed to helping people live better through philanthropic efforts. By operating globally and giving back locally, Walmart is uniquely positioned to address the needs of the communities it serves and make a significant social impact within its core areas of giving: Hunger Relief and Nutrition, Sustainability, Workforce Opportunity and Women’s Economic Empowerment. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are leading the fight against hunger in the United States with a $2 billion commitment through 2015. To date, Walmart has donated more than 1 billion pounds of food to those in need across the country. To learn more about Walmart’s giving, visit foundation.walmart.com.last_img read more

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