Limerick TD – Save Shannon slots

first_imgOne of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport Shannon Group statement on the Aer Lingus decision to close its Shannon Airport base Advertisement NewsBreaking newsLimerick TD – Save Shannon slotsBy Bernie English – January 19, 2015 694 Aer Lingus announcement for Shannon base – Limerick Chamber statement Previous article100 jobs on way from AMAXNext articleDream of a City; poem for the day 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. WhatsApp Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” Facebook Emailcenter_img Twitter Linkedin Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR As IAG was reported to be preparing a third and final bid for Aer Lingus , Limerick TD, Kieran O’Donnell (FG), has expressed his concern that Shannon’s Heathrow routes be preserved, and has confirmed that he will be raising the issue in the Dail this week.“This is a matter of absolute importance to me”, said Deputy O’Donnell.  “This is critical for Shannon, Limerick and the entire region in terms of gateway connectivity and jobs.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The government must ensure that the State’s 25.1 per cent strategic shareholding in Aer Lingus is used to preserve the most strategic of all air connections, the Heathrow slots.“All the great work that has been done in strengthening Shannon airport would be undermined were the Heathrow slots to come under any threat in an impending deal for Aer Lingus,” he said.“Shannon’s independence has been successful, with passenger numbers through the airport increasing very strongly since the government made it independent.  In 2007, the Shannon slots were redeployed by Aer Lingus for the Belfast routes, and heralded a period of decline in Shannon that has only been halted recently.  This shows the crucial importance of these slots for Shannon airport.“I hold my views on this issue very strongly, and I am raising this in the Dail chamber this week.“We have worked very hard here in Limerick to bring in investment and create jobs.  Air connectivity is one of the key elements in this.  Heathrow is the most important hub in the world, and the government’s strategic shareholding must be used to ensure that Aer Lingus’s slots are used for the strategic benefit of Irish regions.  This underpins Shannon’s broader role as an economic generator in the Mid-West region, and means that Shannon is the only airport on the Western Seaboard with a direct Heathrow connection.“These slots are absolutely critical for Shannon, Limerick and the Mid-West as they allow us to connect directly with Heathrow and from there, all of the major financial and investment centres in the world.“Aer Lingus’s slots in Heathrow are a unique national asset from which we in the Mid-West derive some really crucial benefits.  These assets must be preserved for the people. TAGSAer LingusfeaturedKieran O’DonnellShannon airport Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins Printlast_img read more

Nova Innovation in second WES contract win for subsea electrical connector

first_img Nova’s new wet-mate connector will enable subsea electrical connections to be made quickly and cost-effectively in a wide range of sea conditions. It builds on Nova’s existing connector, used in all three of Nova’s turbines in the Shetland Tidal Array, which has proven 100% reliable through tens of thousands of operating hours. Nova’s MECmate product, a connector linking subsea cables and/or devices, is tailored to meet the demanding requirements of the marine energy environment. Tidal energy company Nova Innovation has received a second contract with Wave Energy Scotland (WES) to deliver its subsea electrical connector. The technology was among three others that secured WES funding of £1.4 million aimed to cut wave power costs. Tim Hurst, managing director of WES said, “Connecting and disconnecting devices quickly and remotely will increase safety in offshore operations, and the wider potential for these technologies is significant across offshore and subsea applications.” center_img Nova Innovation engineering director Gary Connor said, “We are delighted to work with Wave Energy Scotland to deliver a subsea electrical connector to be used by clients in marine energy, floating offshore wind, oil & gas, and aquaculture. “As a marine energy developer ourselves, we know the critical importance and value of having a robust and cost-effective solution for the maritime economy.” This contract award follows the successful delivery by Nova of its previous project with WES.last_img read more

Whicker: Dodgers look comfortable upon returning to the big stage

first_imgIn his past two playoff starts at Dodger Stadium, Buehler has steamed through 13 innings with three hits, no runs, three walks and 15 strikeouts, which is why Roberts wants him to be daisy-fresh for Game 5 of this series, or Game 1 of the next one.The tight, low-scoring game has become such a whooping crane this year that you hate to see a bad one come along. For much of Game 1, that’s what this was.The Dodgers saw 31 pitches in the first inning and hit their only fair ball on the 31st. And they still led 1-0, because Corbin, the lefty who had quieted them when he was in Arizona and D.C., suffered a bad case of plate yips.He walked A.J. Pollock, got two outs, then threw 15 pitches, 12 of them balls. That was enough to walk Cody Bellinger, Chris Taylor and Max Muncy, for the Dodgers’ first run. They reasonably could have expected more, except Corey Seager swung through the first pitch and then grounded out to first base.In the second inning, Buehler’s ground ball slipped through the wickets of Howie Kendrick, the Nationals’ first baseman. Corbin got out of that one, so no one dwelled on it. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco LOS ANGELES — If the Dodgers were a theatrical troupe, as they have been in the past, the regular season was New Haven. This was Broadway.They pretty much knew they were in the postseason by Mother’s Day. They showed admirable intent by going ahead and winning 106 games, but in their minds, it was all positioning, all a bunch of nightly rehearsals leading up to Thursday night and what happens beyond. And, in this arena, you never tell anybody to break a leg.So Opening Night was a success, as far as the audience was concerned. Walker Buehler turned out to be the right man to pitch Game 1 of the National League Division Series. The hitters seemed to have learned that Washington’s Patrick Corbin had been doubly tough on them because they swung outside the frame, and here they did not do that. They won 6-0, and Clayton Kershaw pitches against Stephen Strasburg on Friday night in Game 2.Manager Dave Roberts picked Buehler because he was looking for dominance. Maybe he saw the Nationals strain and struggle against the high-90s projectiles thrown by Milwaukee right-hander Brandon Woodruff on Tuesday. Buehler gave him that dominance and gave Milwaukee only one hit in Buehler’s six innings, a single by Juan Soto. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Buehler ran afoul of the stylings of home plate umpire Will Little in the Nationals’ fourth inning. He walked Adam Eaton with one out, then battled Anthony Rendon, Washington’s third baseman and MVP candidate. Down 3-and-1, Buehler threw a priceless cutter for strike two. But Rendon, as he did in the wild-card game Tuesday night, kept his pulse low and walked.Another walk to Kendrick loaded the bases for the team that was second in the National League (to the Dodgers) in batting average with men in scoring position. However, Asdrubal Cabrera managed a weak comebacker to Buehler with two out.With two out in L.A.’s fifth, Bellinger showed his own MVP credentials. He turned an 0-and-2 count from Corbin into a walk. That’s the type of thing Joe Maddon used to chart when he was the Angels’ bench coach, under a column that said “0-2 to 4-2.”Such a thing is usually rewarded in the postseason. Chris Taylor sent a hot shot toward the left field corner, and Rendon, the third baseman, dove to smother it. Taylor beat out the throw on that remarkable play, and Bellinger kept going to third.Related Articles Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season center_img So Muncy hit another fairly innocent-looking grounder toward Kendrick, who watched it go through the Bill Buckner Tunnel again, with the toll gate disengaged. That scored Bellinger, but Taylor thought he could get home, too, and was thrown out easily. Had Taylor stayed put, Muncy would have been on third with Seager up.Still, the Dodgers had a 2-0 lead to give their bullpen, with nine outs to get.Adam Kolarek, who had sidewinded his way onto the playoff roster by giving up one run in 11-2/3 innings, struck out Juan Soto. Kenta Maeda followed him, and Kendrick hit a liner to the sliding Taylor in right field, and Cabrera popped up to Seager.Corbin gave way to Tanner Rainey in the Dodgers’ seventh, and in Washington a lot of TV sets were redirected. A bovine bullpen does not change its stripes this late in the game, and Tanner Rainey allowed two Dodgers to get on, and Max Muncy drove two across the plate off Fernando Rodney.The show goes on. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire last_img read more