Hopes for improved Mungret bus service

first_imgWhatsApp Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat TAGSLimerick City and Countynational transport associationNewsNTApoliticsTransport TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Print Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Twitter Linkedin Email Cllr Dan McSweeney, Fine Gael. Photo: Cian ReinhardtMUNGRET, Ballybrown and Clarina and could soon be benefitting from an improved public bus service.This follows a motion from Fine Gael councillor Dan McSweeney at a recent meeting of the Limerick City and County Council’s Travel and Transportation Strategic Policy Committee where he asked the council to engage with the National Transport Authority (NTA) to secure improved bus services for the area.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The City West representative was informed that the local authority is actively engaging with the NTA in the development of the Limerick Shannon Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy.“Baseline studies and projected growth for population centres in Ballybrown, Clarina and Patrickswell will form the basis for consultation between Bus Éireann and NTA for appropriate bus services to meet the demand,” a Council spokesperson explained.Cllr McSweeney told the committee that there are currently four services connecting Clarina to Limerick City Monday to Friday from 8am to 5.15pm. The service is reduced to two times a day on Saturdays and one on Sundays.“Upon your return from Limerick City you have four bus services commencing at 1.35pm with last service at 5.40pm and similarly these services reduce to two on a Saturday and one on a Sunday.“One of the major issues surrounding the return bus route is timing. Many students travelling to secondary schools, completing after school study and those working in Limerick City centre are unable to use public transport due to there being no later bus service,” Cllr McSweeney explained.He also pointed out that Mungret has been promised an extended bus service for a number of years and is still waiting for it.“Mungret has grown significantly over the last number of years with additional housing and new schools and these public transport plans have still not materialised. The improvement of the Clarina bus service will be able to work hand in hand with the provision of improved bus services for Mungret,” he concluded.center_img Previous articleLimerick woman to lead hotel industry through challenging timesNext articleStorm Jorge brings Orange Weather Warning this weekend Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsPoliticsTransportHopes for improved Mungret bus serviceBy Alan Jacques – February 27, 2020 579 Limerick on Covid watch list Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

After JC meeting attorney general tells prosecutors to hold off on…

first_img× JERSEY CITY – After a July 23 meeting between Jersey City officials and state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, an agreement was reached regarding Jersey City’s attempt to pull back from prosecuting marijuana offenders.After the city prosecutor and Mayor Steven Fulop introduced a policy of not prosecuting first-time offenders, the state’s attorney general said the city had no authority to make such a change. But a July 24 a memo from Grewal, issued to all 21 county prosecutors, directed a 30-day adjournment of all marijuana charges, pending soon-to-be developed statewide guidelines for downgrading and dismissing low-level marijuana offenses.“This is a huge win for Jersey City, the state of New Jersey, and most importantly the people who would have been impacted by the creation of a criminal record due to a simple marijuana arrest,” said Fulop. “We are excited that Attorney General Grewal and Jersey City found common ground, avoiding the collateral consequences of convictions for marijuana possession while our great state is on the cusp of legalization.”On July 18, Fulop and Jersey City Chief Prosecutor Jake Hudnut announced that the city would either dismiss simple marijuana possession cases in the municipal courts or amend such charges to local ordinance violations, effectively decriminalizing marijuana in Jersey City.But on July 20, Grewal voided the policy. But on July 23, “in light of public support for the policy” according to the release, Jersey City officials from the Municipal Prosecutor’s office, the Department of Public Safety, and the Law Department met with Grewal to discuss how decriminalization can be implemented both in Jersey City and across New Jersey.Grewal will convene a working group of criminal justice stakeholders this summer – including Hudnut – to study the issue and advise the attorney general on statewide solutions to achieve the similar aims to decriminalization, but in accordance with existing state law and court rules.Grewal’s July 24 directive will provide guidance on when to downgrade or dismiss marijuana cases. The aim is to avoid disorderly person misdemeanor convictions for simple possession while New Jersey is on the verge of legalization of marijuana, as well as looking at the consequences that come with those convictions, which could include driver’s license suspension, criminal records, loss of student financial aid, bans from public housing, adverse effects on employment opportunities, and loss of immigration status.Grewal has directed all municipal prosecutors to seek adjournments of open marijuana cases until after Sept. 4, pending the new guidelines from the attorney general. The measure, according to the city, could amount to a moratorium or a substantial reduction in marijuana convictions in New Jersey between now and legalization.last_img read more

Tommy Lasorda undergoes surgery to replace pacemaker

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES >> Dodgers Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda underwent surgery Thursday to replace the pacemaker in his heart.The procedure was confirmed by the Dodgers on Friday morning. The team added in a release that Lasorda is “doing well and looking forward to returning to Dodger Stadium.”Lasorda, 89, has been hospitalized for nearly two weeks and has a history of heart problems. Doctors waited until his condition improved before performing the procedure Thursday. Lasorda was hospitalized following a heart attack in 2012 and received his first pacemaker at that time.“I spoke to Tommy a few days ago and he was in a pretty good place,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Friday. “I encouraged him to get back to the ballpark and told him we had a seat waiting for him.” Lasorda has been hospitalized multiple times in the past year, including after a fall while attending a memorabilia show in Atlantic City in August and then again for 10 days with multiple issues in October. But he was released in time to attend Game 3 of the National League Championship Series between the Dodgers and Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium, where he received his usual ovation when introduced to the crowd.Lasorda is in his 68th season with the Dodgers, serving as special advisor to the chairman after years as a player, scout, minor league manager, major-league manager and even briefly as interim general manager. He managed the Dodgers from 1976-96, winning 1,599 regular-season games, four National League pennants and two World Series. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1997, the usual five-year waiting period having been waived when heart problems forced Lasorda into retirement as manager.last_img read more

It’s over – Bolt makes dreaded Olympic farewell

first_imgHis 9.58 record at the world championships in Berlin in 2009 was an even bigger sensation. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP |  Factfile on Usain Bolt after his victory in the 4x100m relay with Jamaica at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics Friday: 2015 – World Championships – 100m, 200m, 4x100m gold At the world youth championships in 2001, he was entered for the 200m but failed to make the finals. His coaches were often frustrated at his reluctance to train and his practical jokes. On top of his record-equalling nine athletics gold medals, Bolt, who will be 30 on Sunday, is confident, relaxed and supremely connected with the crowds he attracts wherever he goes. When Usain Bolt crosses the finish line and starts pounding his chest, it resonates with the public around the world. Career highlights: Bolt set his first 100m world record (9.72sec) in May 2008 in New York. The Jamaican then stormed the Beijing Olympics with his first 100m, 200m, relay treble. The world was forced to take notice of his chest-beating. Share on: WhatsApp Weight: 94kg (207lb) “I enjoy showing them and giving them the joy I get out of doing this because they give me the energy to do it so I’m always hungry.” 2009 – World Championships – 100m, 200m, 4x100m gold But at the age of 15 he was already 1.96 metres (6ft 5in) and at the world junior championships in 2002 he won the 200m. He is one of just a handful of athletes to have won world titles at junior, youth and senior levels. 2016 – Olympic Games – 100m, 200m gold, 4x100m gold At the 2013 world championships in Moscow, with heavy rain falling, Bolt mimed putting up an umbrella and appropriately lightning bolts lit up the sky around the stadium. The after-effects of a leg injury meant he did not get past the first round in the 200m at the 2004 Athens Olympics, where his Rio rival Justin Gatlin won the 100m. Name: Usain St. Leo Bolt 2011 – World Championships – 200m, 4x100m gold After completing the ‘triple triple’ of Olympic sprint titles in Rio on Friday, Bolt summed it up by saying: “There you go. I’m the greatest.” Athletics bosses must wish he could stay longer. Bolt has said he will hang up his spikes after next year’s world championships in London. “One day, I left him on the bed and when I came back he was close to falling off, so from here I was saying, ‘What kind of child he is?” she recalled. Bolt has maintained his common touch with the crowds through all this. With each major win he has deflected attention away from bad news for track and field. In Beijing it was the doping controversy surrounding women’s sprint star Marion Jones and her boyfriend Tim Montgomery. Gatlin was unable to defend his title as he was serving an initial eight-year doping ban, which was reduced to four. The Olympics is going to miss the Lightning Bolt pose that has lit up the last three Games at a time when athletics desperately needs a hero. Bolt has made it clear why he feels obliged to give something back to the spectators. Jamaica’s Usain Bolt (2ndL) reacts after he crossed the finish line head of USA’s Justin Gatlin (R), Canada’s Andre De Grasse (L) and France’s Jimmy Vicaut to win the Men’s 100m Final  AFP PHOTO Height: 1.95m (6ft 5in) “After three weeks he was pushing because he was so strong,” the mother said. 2013 – World Championships – 100m, 200m, 4x100m gold Slow starter  From his first 100m Olympic gold in Beijing, when the Jamaican astonished the world with his 9.69sec time, Usain St Leo Bolt has been the real star. His mother seems to think that the young Bolt, who will retire after next year’s world championships, was born to run. Nationality: Jamaican Other rivals have also been tainted and fallen by the wayside. 100m – 9.58sec (Berlin, 16/08/2009) 200m – 19.19sec (Berlin, 20/08/2009) 2012 – Olympic Games – 100m, 200m, 4x100m gold By the age of 12, Bolt was the fastest in his school. “He was always on top,” she said. 2008 – Olympic Games – 100m, 200m, 4x100m gold medals World records: Born in Trelawny parish near Montego Bay — where a host of sprinters including the shamed Ben Johnson also come from — Bolt was something special from the start, according to Jennifer Bolt. A school cricket coach urged him to try track and field and his talent gradually grew, though as in his races his progression was not always fast out of the blocks. Born: 21/8/1986 (29) But after his 4x100m triumph in Rio on Friday, the Rio crowd celebrated in the knowledge that they were witnessing the departure of a legend. 4x100m relay – (London, 11/08/2012 w/Yohan Blake, Michael Frater, Nesta Carter) “A lot of people come out to see what I’m going to do today, tomorrow and it’s fun for them,” he said.last_img read more

Hot Races in 2020, US President, Broward County Sheriff

first_imgThe 2020 presidential election will surely be hotly contested but, another race is also getting national attention…the battle for Broward County Sheriff.Current Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony was appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis and former Sheriff Scott Israel was suspended by him.Both are running for Broward Sheriff in 2020.Sheriff Tony announced his candidacy earlier this week and the Florida Senate just voted to uphold Governor Ron DeSantis’ suspension of Israel for his handling of two mass shootings in Broward.Israel who was elected Broward sheriff in 2012 and 2016 calls his suspension political.Listen to 850WFTL’s exclusive interviews with both candidates here. https://www.850wftl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2020-Sheriff-Race-Israel-vs-Tony.mp3last_img read more

Apocalyptic Scene of Dead Birds

first_imgHundreds of birds were found dead on a road in Bodenern, Wales on the island of Anglesey in a scene right out of a paranormal movie.People do not know what caused the death of the birds, but reports say the entire flock landed on the road not long before their bodies were discovered there. Creepy.last_img

Tractor Trailer Crashes into Historic Hotel in Yeehaw Junction

first_imgThe Desert Inn closed in June of 2018. A tractor trailer crashed into the historic Desert Inn and Restaurant in Yeehaw Junction early Sunday morning.There is no word on any injuries at this time.The inn opened in 1889 and was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1994.It is located at the intersection of State Road 60 and South Kenansville Road.last_img

Florida mother of dead 5-year-old enters not guilty plea

first_imgA Jacksonville mother was arrested and charged with 3 felonies in connection to the disappearance of her 5-year-old daughter back in November.Authorities discovered the remains of the child near Alabama during a multi-state search. Williams was arrested during the search, but then was hospitalized after authorities say she attempted to kill herself.On Wednesday, 27-year-old Brianna Williams entered a plea of not guilty on two counts child neglect and one count of lying to law enforcement officers.Her bond is set at $1 million.last_img

Florida “Easter Bunny” Arrested Following Hit-and-Run

first_imgA Florida man who became a video sensation last year after fighting a man in Orlando while dressed as the Easter Bunny has been arrested, according to authorities.Earlier this month, Antoine McDonald was driving a motorcycle when he ran a stop sign and then crashed into a carport before fleeing the scene, the Florida Highway Patrol says. The carport later collapsed onto the vehicle.When deputies went to McDonald’s home, they saw a gray car driving away with McDonald laying in the backseat.When a deputy went to arrest the suspect, he denied being a part of the incident.“I wasn’t in any crash. I’m the Orlando Easter bunny, Google it,” he said, while wearing the same Easter Bunny suit, according to an arrest report.A report in the Orlando Sentinel states that authorities had McDonald remove the costume before arresting him.He is charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving property damage, driving with a suspended license and operating a motorcycle without a license.last_img read more

Fiona the hippo attempts to make Super Bowl LIV pick

first_imgWho do you have your money on in Sunday’s Super Bowl? Kansas City or San Francisco?Bettors may want to consider the selection thrown up by Fiona, the hippopotamus at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.On Thursday, Fiona made her pick by throwing up on the Kansas City Chiefs toy.Fiona was born prematurely three years ago which drew international attention. This is her third year picking a team for the Super Bowl. In 2018 she correctly picked the Philadelphia Eagles to beat the New England Patriots. In 2019 she missed by picking the Los Angeles Rams over the Patriots.The Chiefs are favored by one point to win the Super Bowl.last_img