Sadhbh takes a seat on dad’s memorial

first_imgTwitter Email No vaccines in Limerick yet Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Breaching the gender barrier at UL WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSfeaturedRoibeárd Thornton Memorial-Janssen ScholarshipUL University of Limerick appoints first ever woman president of an Irish university Previous articlePedal for Pieta 100 cycleNext articleAsthma risk in Limerick classrooms Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie University of Limerick came out on top at this years Smedia Awards 29.08. 2017. REPRO FREEA new scholarship, the Roibeárd Thornton Memorial-Janssen Scholarship, was launched at the University of Limerick, named in memory of Dr Roibeárd Thornton, a graduate of the University. Dr Thornton, who had been working with Janssen Pharmaceuticals in Cork for over 4 years, had just returned to Limerick with his family when he was tragically killed in a car crash in January 2016.Pictured at the Roibeárd Thornton Memorial-Janssen Scholarship was 2 year old Sadhbh Thornton daughter of Dr Roibeárd Thornton.A special seat using rock from the family land of Dr Roibeárd Thornton, was commissioned by his UL science family and brought to campus as a permanent reminder of his gentle soul. It is positioned close to Plassey House overlooking a grass valley with the River Shannon in view. Picture: Alan PlaceSadhbh Thornton daughter of Dr Roibeárd Thornton. Picture: Alan PlaceEnjoying the ‘family seat’ was the order of the day for a little girl whose late dad’s memory is now written in stone as our picture shows 2-year-old Sadhbh Thornton enjoying a rest on her dad’s seat.A new scholarship, the Roibeárd Thornton Memorial-Janssen Scholarship, was launched at the University of Limerick, named in memory of Dr Roibeárd Thornton, a graduate of the University. Dr Thornton, who had been working with Janssen Pharmaceuticals in Cork had just returned to Limerick with his family when he was tragically killed in a car crash in January 2016.A special seat using rock from the Thornton family land was commissioned by his UL science family and brought to campus “as a permanent reminder of his gentle soul,” a university spokesman said. It is positioned close to Plassey House overlooking a grass valley with the River Shannon in view.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Pictured are Sarah Hartnett, UL Foundation, Scholarship recipient, Niamh Phelan, Dr. Jakki Cooney, Dept. Biological Sciences, UL and Dr. Patrick Sheehy, Janssen. Facebook Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Advertisement Linkedin NewsSadhbh takes a seat on dad’s memorialBy Staff Reporter – September 1, 2017 2469 Printlast_img read more

Vermont Law School helps update Vermont’s Comprehensive Energy Plan

first_imgVermont Law School,Vermont Law School’s Institute for Energy and the Environment (IEE) is playing a significant role in updating Vermont’s Comprehensive Energy Plan. A draft of the plan is open for public comment until October 10. The IEE was commissioned by the Vermont Department of Public Service (DPS) to craft a background to the plan, which addresses Vermont’s energy future for electricity, thermal energy, transportation and land use. The plan, which was last updated in 1998, is being developed by the DPS in collaboration with other state agencies, the public and stakeholders such as VLS. ‘Our goal was to support the plan and create a map of the regulatory and legal landscape of Vermont’s energy policy,’ said Professor Michael Dworkin, director of the IEE. ‘The plan is to be used by decision makers and a lay audience who are looking for the forest, not the trees.’ The plan’s background crafted by the IEE evaluates the legal and decision-making aspects of Vermont’s energy policy; identifies inconsistencies, tensions and other problems with the Legislature’s energy goals and current laws; and identifies ways to resolve those problems.  The plan’s primary purposes are to inform Vermonters about the challenges of maintaining a safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable energy supply; to examine efforts to address these energy challenges; and to make recommendations to achieve Vermont’s energy goals.The draft plan is available at: www.vtenergyplan.vermont.gov(link is external)last_img read more

Real do not have mental edge over Atletico – coach Zidane

first_imgBy Rik SharmaMADRID, Spain (Reuters) – Real Madrid do not have a psychological advantage over Champions League semi-final opponents Atletico Madrid despite beating them in two finals in three years, coach Zinedine Zidane said yesterday.As well as victories in Lisbon (2014) and Milan (2016), Real knocked Atletico out of the competition in the 2015 quarter-finals. Atletico have never lifted European club football’s most prestigious trophy while Real have won it a record 11 times.Zidane, however, thinks the past will be irrelevant when the teams meet today in the first leg at the Bernabeu.“It means nothing that we’ve beaten them in this competition,” he told reporters yesterday.“I’m not thinking about Cardiff (the venue for the final) either. We have to win tomorrow’s game. We have prepared well and we are ready.“Everyone is pumped up and we’re ready for the run-in. I wish the game would start now.”The Frenchman confirmed that defender Raphael Varane is fit to play after recovering from a hamstring problem, but Pepe and Gareth Bale will miss the game due to injury.Isco is likely to start in place of Wales forward Bale after being rested for the 2-1 win over Valencia on Saturday.IMPORTANT GOALThe midfielder recalled Sergio Ramos’s stoppage-time goal against Atletico in Lisbon that levelled the score and forced the 2014 final into extra time with Real winning 4-1.“It still makes my hairs stand up,” Isco told the club website (www.realmadrid.com). “It was a really important goal; when he scored it I knew we wouldn’t lose. It came at a key moment and I felt like I’d also scored the goal.”Isco also remembered the penalty shootout against Atletico in Milan last year which Real won 5-3.“It’s the most stressful moment in my entire career,” he said. “In those moments I was in my own world, I only remember that when Cristiano (Ronaldo) scored the winning goal we ran to embrace him and it’s a moment that I’ll never forget.”Atletico coach Diego Simeone said his team must give everything they can to reach the final, fighting like “fans”.“We will try to compete in this game with the desire that any Atletico Madrid fan has,” Simeone told a news conference.“Zidane’s work is spectacular; he’s taken his team to a very good level. They will try to do us harm from the start by pressing a lot from the beginning.”Rojiblancos captain Gabi added: “We have to control our emotions. It makes me excited to (play to) be in another final, we all want to reach this final but we have to control our emotions to have a perfect game and try and beat Madrid.”last_img read more