Northern Distributor objectors got ‘positive’ meeting

first_imgNewsLocal NewsNorthern Distributor objectors got ‘positive’ meetingBy admin – March 8, 2012 501 A DELEGATION from the Northern Distributor Concerned Residents – NDCR – group met with Transport Minister. Leo Varadkar, to voice their concerns about the threat to life in small villages posed by the road.The four delegates also told the minister of their extreme dissatisfaction with the way in which local authority officials have dealt with communicating details of the planned route to people affected by it.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The NDCR members are furious with the ongoing refusal of the local authority to let them have sight of a constraints study, which sets out the case for constructing the road.Even elected representatives have been told they cannot see the study, say group members.The NDCR say that constructing the road will cut communities in half, make a local school inaccessible to many of its pupils and destroy communities.“We have been told there’s no money to build the road and all that they want to do at this stage is to freeze the land for development much later but that’s even worse.“No-one will be able to sell or develop their property or land and there will be no growth or progress in our communities. No-one will want to live in a village bisected by a road of this size,” a spokesman for the NDCR said.The four delegates, representing residents of Parteen, Clonlara, Meelick, Lisnagry and other areas which will be affected if the plan goes ahead, met with the minister and deputies Jan O’Sullivan (Lab) and Willie O’Dea (FF). They were accompanied by Parteen councillor, Cathal Crowe(FF)Following the meeting, the NDCR spokesman said that while the minister did not give a commitment about stopping the road, “we feel he did give us a fair hearing. He has undertaken to communicate to the council officials that he expects them to engage with us. Also, he will investigate what the normal practice is with constraints reports and communicate the result to us. It feels positive”. Facebook Twitter Previous articleLiz and friends changing lives for good in ZambiaNext articleCall to lift garda embargo in wake of retirements admin Advertisementcenter_img Email Print Linkedin WhatsApplast_img read more


Warsaw manufacturer hiring up to 200 employees

first_img Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleSt. Joseph County Comissioners issue storm debris emergency declarationNext articleSen. Todd Young confronted by Trump supporters on the steps of the Capitol Caleb Hatch Google+ Warsaw manufacturer hiring up to 200 employees Pinterest Pinterest Warsaw fiber optics manufacturer KGPCo is hiring up to 200 employees.The jobs come after the company announced they are expanding its facility in Warsaw. Positions available include fiber optic assemblers, fiber optic cable cutters, fiber optic cable final testers and fiber optic cable splicers. No previous experience working with fiber optic cable is required.Employees work 10-hour shifts Monday-Thursday, with day and night shifts available. The climate-controlled facility follows a mask mandate and has daily cleanings.They are looking to fill positions at the Detroit Street manufacturing plant and at the distribution center on Winona Avenue.Those interested can call 574-269-4999, email [email protected] or visit the company’s website here. Facebook Google+ Twitter By Caleb Hatch – January 6, 2021 0 502 WhatsApp IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Marketlast_img read more


Women’s soccer moves on to second round of Big Ten tournament

first_imgUniversity of Wisconsin women’s soccer team entered the first round of Wednesday’s Big Ten tournament with the memory of last season’s tournament fresh in their minds.After a strong start to the 2013 season, the team faltered in the final stretch of the Big Ten season and lost their opening round game of the Big Ten tournament 2-0 to Penn State. Following the loss, the Badgers would not make the NCAA tournament.However, Wednesday’s match against Illinois in the first round of the conference tournament proved to be a different story than last season, as the No. 2 seed Badgers defeated the No. 7 seed Illini, 2-0.The win marked the first time that UW has advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament since 2005.“I was proud,” UW head coach Paula Wilkins said in a UW Athletics statement. “I think Illinois had a game plan, and our players were able to figure it out. I’m really proud of them for that. It says something to have two forwards up top who can finish their chances.”And those two forwards Wilkins is referring to are seniors Cara Walls and Kodee Williams, two of the team’s leading goal scorers.Both goals for the Badgers came in the first half Wednesday. Midway through the first half, junior midfielder Kinley McNicoll found a streaking Williams, who spun her way through the Illinois defense to put the Badgers up 1-0 in the 25th minute. It was Williams’ seventh goal of the season and her Big Ten-leading sixth game-winning goal on the year.Only six minutes later in the 31st minute of the game, Walls put UW up for good, 2-0, after she scored past Illinois’ sophomore goalie Claire Wheatley. The goal was Walls’ team-high 12th of the season.The Badgers held the Illini the rest of the way and recorded their 15th shutout – a team record – of the season, thanks to another stellar performance from Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year Genevieve Richard. The shutout was Richard’s 13th of the season and tied her for second-most in a season in program history. Not even redshirt senior Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Jannelle Flaws could put one past the UW defense or Richard.Wilkins points to a total team effort for the Badgers, who tied the Illini last Friday, in order to advance into the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament. It was a win that the team starting preparing themselves for at the end of last season.“It’s mostly about this team,” Wilkins said in the statement. “Going back to what they did in the offseason, not just on the field but off the field as well, they’ve built a team culture. Even when you talk to kids on the bench, they’re as a part of this as anyone else. That’s a great thing.”The Badgers will  take on No. 6 Minnesota, who they beat at Minnesota Oct. 18, 4-1. The Golden Gophers defeated Michigan in double overtime Wednesday night to advance to the semifinals. Wisconsin and Minnesota will kickoff at 1 p.m. (CST) Friday from the Boilermaker Soccer Complex in West Lafayette, Indiana.last_img read more