NewsVote for schools patronage closedBy Bernie English – June 8, 2016 694 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsApp Linkedin VOTING for the future patronage of Limerick two new secondary schools closed yesterday (Wednesday)But the results of the votes cast by local parents will not be known for some time.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The two schools will cater for the entire city with 1,200 additional secondary school places.Nominations for the schools in Mungret and Castetroy include the Educate Together group. The Educate Together mission statement is to “establish inspirational schools for children in Ireland. Schools that teach to the highest standards of education through an ethos that guarantees every child equality of esteem, regardless of their social, cultural or religious background”.Ina statement, the Department of education confirmed that voting has closed.“The arrangements for patronage in the establishment of new post-primary schools due to open in September 2017 and 2018 are published on the Department’s website at http://www.education.ie/en/Schools-Colleges/Information/Establishing-a-New-School/New-Post-Primary-Schools/2017-2018/Arrangements-for-Patronage-in-the-Establishment-of-New-Post-Primary-Schools-September-2017-2018.pdf“The arrangements outline the key steps in the process . The deadline for receipt of written applications was Wednesday June 8. Upon receipt, the Department will consider each application for patronage of the new school and in that regard, prepares a draft assessment report for consideration by the independent New Schools Establishment Group . The assessment process is detailed and rigorous.“In the interests of conducting a fair process, the Department does not engage in any commentary concerning any application and all applicants are made aware of this from the outset .“The final assessment reports along with the report of the New Schools Establishment Group to the Minister are published on the Department’s website after the Minister has made the final decision and the patronage of the new schools is announced.Every effort will be made by the Department to expedite the assessment process so that the patronage of the new schools in Limerick is known to enable them be considered by parents as part of the common applications system that operates for post-primary education in [email protected] Previous articleGAA – The Lidl Ladies Team of The League Awards NightNext articleBrexit could drive travel costs sky high 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 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Facebook TAGSCastletroyEducate TogetherlimerickMungretpatronageSecondary schoolsvote WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
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World Maritime News Staff; Image Courtesy: Maersk Supply Service Maersk Supply Service has taken delivery of Maersk Installer, an 8,300 dwt subsea support vessel (SSV), from COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard. As informed, the delivery documents were signed between the two parties on October 16, 2017.Maersk Installer is the first of four Stingray class SSVs scheduled for delivery in 2017 and 2018.Flying the flag of Danish International Register, the 14,100 gross-ton ship features a length of 137 meters and a width of 27 meters. The newbuilding currently has a market value of USD 92.64 million, according to data provided by VesselsValue.“Maersk Supply Service’s new Stingray subsea support vessels are built to carry out a wide range of deep and shallow water operations in challenging offshore environments. The vessels have flexible features with a large free deck, a 400t crane and 120 … single-cabins,” Carsten Gran Haagensen, Chief Commercial Officer at Maersk Supply Service, explained.“The vessels have been designed with energy efficiency as a key design parameter, keeping the fuel consumption at a very low level. The four Stingray new-buildings will be a crucial part of Maersk Supply Service’s future fleet allowing us to offer a broader scope of services,” Haagensen added.
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has concluded a milestone Public Transport agreement for fans with CAF and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the 29th Edition of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations SOUTH AFRICA 2013.The transport agreement is for the provision of free train services within metropolitan cities in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal for fans with a valid match ticket as well as journalists and other officials carrying accreditation from the Orange AFCON 2013 LOC.In Gauteng, PRASA will make available 20 dedicated trains which will ferry passengers from Pretoria, Johannesburg, Soweto and Vereeniging to Nasrec Station. This service will be for the opening and the final match of the tournament.For KwaZulu-Natal soccer fans will have 26 dedicated trains transporting them from surrounding townships such as uMlazi and KwaMashu, directly to Moses Mabhida Stadium.Each train has the capacity to carry up to 2000 passengers and the trains will move more than 40,000 soccer fans directly to the stadia. Two long distance dedicated trains will be made available for fans travelling from Gauteng to Mbombela at a fee to be determined by PRASA.These shuttle services will run from 21st January to 6 th February. In the Eastern Cape, a return bus ticket can be purchased at Computicket, at any TRANSLUX sales office throughout the country or on the TRANSLUX website, which is www.translux.co.za . The AFCON LOC CEO, Mr. Mvuzo Mbebe, said: “This milestone agreement with PRASA is a significant step in ensuring that we reach our goal of filling the stadia. The public transport system provided by PRASA will address the majority of the soccer fans who otherwise would have had challenges reaching the stadiums and getting back home. Again, this agreement is indicative of a public private partnership and I want to extend my sincere gratitude and appreciation to PRASA for being a model corporate citizen. PRASA has responded to our call for a transport solution that is efficient and is able to deliver thousands of fans straight to the stadium”.PRASA Group CEO Mr Lucky Montana added: “We are delighted as PRASA to be part of this very important tournament. Our mandate is to provide a reliable and efficient public transport system. We have supported soccer for a very long time and we will in future continue to do so. As a further incentive to our commuters, PRASA will also give a 40% discount on a monthly ticket to commuters who purchase match tickets during the tournament. The discounted train ticket will be redeemable in February.”The Secretary General of CAF, Mr. Hicham El Amrani, expressed his excitement at the occasion of the announcement of the milestone agreement between PRASA, CAF and the LOC when he said: “We are delighted to be here today and mainly for the number one reason: the Fans, allowing them to celebrate and be part of the biggest tournament on the continent. With this public transport solution we can look forward to a marked in increase in the ticket sales. Already tickets made available for sales to the Opening Game are sold out and CAF and the LOC will release an additional 3,000 tickets to the public. We are looking forward to what would be an exciting tournament starting this Saturday”.The Orange Africa Cup of Nations SOUTH AFRICA 2013 takes place between 19 January till 10 February 2013.