UL urged to take the lead in agricultural education

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation; Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture; Gearóid Mooney, head of Research and Innovation, EI and Professor Mary Shire, vice president research, UL. Pic: Sean Curtin Photo.Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation; Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture; Gearóid Mooney, head of Research and Innovation, EI and Professor Mary Shire, vice president research, UL. Pic: Sean Curtin Photo.WITH a new €25 million Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC) about to be established at UL, the university has been challenged to take the next step and introduce graduate courses in agri-related disciplines.The DPTC is a collaboration of eight companies, including Arrabawn Co-op, Dairygold and Glanbia, and ten research performing organisations (RPOs), creating 52 new jobs for highly-skilled researchers over the five-year term of the centre.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It is hoped that the €25 million investment will position Ireland as a world leader in dairy innovation, and help to maximise long-term growth opportunities created by the anticipated increase of 50 per cent in the Irish milk pool by 2020 due to the abolition of milk quotas.Farmer and Limerick city and county councillor for Adare Rathkeale Emmett O’Brien said the announcement was “a step in the right direction”, but warned that this “can only be the beginning of a long-term investment into third level agricultural education in Limerick”.“Agriculture technology businesses play an increasing role in farming in Ireland, and if Irish farmers are to continue to compete on a world stage, then we must continue to invest in this technology and agri-economics,” continued Cllr O’Brien.The Independent councillor said he agreed with suggestions made by the ICMSA that UL should expand its agri-economics and agri-technology programmes, and that he believes Limerick City and County Council would support the college in this area.Cllr O’Brien concluded: “My only hope now is that the university continues to increase its agricultural courses and maybe someday soon boast a leading agricultural school within its campus.“This most recent investment should position Ireland among the world leaders in dairy innovation and prepare the dairy sector for the end of the milk quotas. It should also highlight to the University of Limerick, its capabilities in becoming a front runner in agri-education in Ireland.”Chairperson of Limerick ICMSA Thomas Blackburn welcomed the announcement, but also urged UL to ”go further and introduce specialist undergraduate and postgraduate courses in agri-economics and other agri-related disciplines so that Limerick can position itself as a food hub and centre of excellence”.The farmer from Effin added: “UCC and CIT have really taken this onto the next level, and it’s a pity that our local third levels were so slow to see the massive pay-off that developing an expertise in this huge area of economic activity could  bring. ICMSA has the policies, expertise and commitment, we just need our universities and policy makers to work with us and move it forward.” Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleRussell calls for fans patience ahead of new seasonNext articleSetting up a Christmas surprise for boy racers in County Limerick John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSagricultureCllr Emmett O’BrienDairy Processing Technology CentreICMSAlimerickThe University of Limerick Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsUL urged to take the lead in agricultural educationBy John Keogh – February 12, 2015 918 Printlast_img read more

Further charge over murder of Limerick boxer

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kevin SheehyTHE man charged with murdering Limerick boxer Kevin Sheehy in a hit and run last July has been further charged with endangering the lives of others, arising out of the same incident.Logan Jackson (29) of Longford Road, Coventry, England is alleged to have driven a vehicle dangerously and at high speed in the direction of pedestrians on Hyde Road, Limerick, on July 1, 2019.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Detective Garda Shane Ryan, Roxboro Road Garda Station, told Limerick District Court that Mr Jackson made no reply when he charged him with endangerment.Mr Jackson was charged on July 3 last with the murder of the five time Irish boxing champion boxer whose body was found at Hyde Road at 4.40 am on the morning in question.Judge Patrick Durkan remanded Mr Jackson in custody to appear before Limerick District Court on Tuesday, November 12. Previous articleMag’s 88 kilometres buys handbikes for disabledNext articleNew routes will bring Shannon closer to the heart of Europe David Raleigh TAGSAn Garda SíochánaCourtCrimeKevin SheehyLimerick CityNews Linkedin Twitter Gardaí step up operations to tackle Limerick dognappers NewsFurther charge over murder of Limerick boxerBy David Raleigh – November 7, 2019 3106 Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Advertisementcenter_img WhatsApp Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention Email New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience Facebook Print Woman arrested and €72,000 seized in Westbury Rape Crisis welcomes publication of O’Malley reportlast_img read more

Injury may prevent Havili from playing

first_imgIn a week full of questions, one thing is certain. Fullback Stanley Havili doesn’t need surgery, at least not for now.Havili dislocated his shoulder and tore ligaments during the game at Notre Dame. He hasn’t practiced all week and is questionable for the game Saturday against Oregon State. But it’ll take more than that for the senior fullback to miss a significant amount of time.Status in doubt · Fullback Stanley Havili separated his shoulder against Notre Dame and is questionable for Saturday. MRI results revealed torn ligaments, but the redshirt junior will not have surgery this season. – Brandon Hui | Daily Trojan“We didn’t talk about [surgery] at all. I’m not having that conversation until the end of the season,” Havili said. “I’m not getting surgery during the season.”With surgery out of the question, Havili is stabilizing his shoulder. But while Havili stays on the sidelines, the Trojans will turn to sophomore D.J. Shoemate to fill his shoes.Until recently, USC coach Pete Carroll feared the day that Havili couldn’t play for the Trojans. But then Shoemate came along.“We thought for the longest time we couldn’t find anyone that could replace Stanley. But I do think D.J.’s very capable of doing everything that Stanley can,” Carroll said. “He’s been out of the backfield more than Stanley has as far as lining up and running around. So he’s a really good kid for the position.”Carroll actually recruited Shoemate to be a slot receiver. Shoemate played that position early in his high school career and then moved to running back his senior year. Carroll wanted Shoemate to get touches in the backfield, so fullback became his destination.“He has shown that he can do everything and he has the kinds of qualities you need for the fullback spot,” Carroll said. “You have to be able to run, to catch. We thought we might be able to do something special with him and he winded up at fullback.”uRedshirt sophomore tailback Marc Tyler will need surgery on his foot. Tyler has been out with a sprained big toe since Sept. 10. He will most likely undergo surgery next week and he won’t be able to start jogging until January.This leaves USC with only four scholarship tailbacks, as senior Stafon Johnson is also out for the year.uWhile it seems the Trojans are falling victim to the injury bug every week, one player is ready to rejoin the team. After crashing his motorcycle on the 110 Freeway Sept. 17, redshirt freshman Brian Baucham has resumed practice and is back in the competition for the third cornerback spot.Baucham was the third cornerback before the accident, and T.J. Bryant has taken his spot in the nickel package. But Bryant still has favor with the coaching staff.“Bach coming back changes things,” Carroll said. “But Bryant had a particularly good day today and yesterday. And he’s been playing on the inside which Bach hasn’t done.”As for now, Baucham will remain behind Bryant on the depth chart.uOregon State running back Jacquizz Rodgers has drawn heaps of praise from Carroll this week. Carroll expressed amazement about Rodgers’ streak of holding on to the football.In his Beavers career, Rodgers has 387 rushes and 67 receptions, and he hasn’t lost one fumble.“I can’t even imagine how he’s been able to get through that with all the carries,” Carroll said. “This is a guy that’s an every down, lead your team kind of guy. It’s really an amazing statistic.”last_img read more

Jamie Vardy breaks Premier League record by scoring in 11th game in a row

first_imgJamie Vardy scored in his 11th game in a row to set a new Premier League record, netting in the first half against Manchester United.Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record of 10 – set while at United – stood for 12 years but Vardy, facing the meanest defence in the division, surpassed the mark set by the Dutchman at the King Power Stadium.Vardy netted his 14th goal of the season when he latched onto Christian Fuchs’ pass and fired in across David De Gea from 12 yards after Kasper Schmeichel had launched a quick break from a United corner.The 28-year-old’s run started with a late penalty in the 1-1 draw at Bournemouth in August and has included braces against Arsenal and Southampton, a winner against Watford and the record-equalling strike at Newcastle last week.Three-and-a-half years ago Vardy had just spearheaded Fleetwood to promotion to the Football League for the first time in their history. However, fast forward to 2015 Vardy is now an England international and the Premier League’s 14-goal top scorer since becoming non-league football’s first £1million player when he joined the Foxes from Fleetwood in 2012.–This game was live on SuperSport, your world of champions.last_img read more