Ryanair adds new routes BUDGET carrier Ryanair has announced new routes to Kaunas in Lithuania and Manchester as part of its Summer 2015 schedule.And airline bosses are promising to deliver 125,000 new passengers, bringing the total to more than 825,000, brining 18% growth to the airport and delivering 825 jobs.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The schedule will deliver 65 weekly return flights.In Limerick, Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer, Kenny Jacobs said: “Ryanair is pleased to launch its Shannon 2015 summer schedule, a month earlier than last year, with 2 new routes to and from Kaunas and Manchester, which will deliver 125,000 new customers and 825,000 customers in total, as we grow by 18% at Shannon Airport.. TAGSairportfeaturedlimerickroutesRyanairShannon Advertisement Previous articleJobs announced for NewcastlewestNext articleHuge jump in numbers on trolleys in Limerick 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. Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsBreaking newsNew Ryanair routes for ShannonBy Bernie English – October 7, 2014 601 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live
Silicic volcanism at c. 168 Ma has been identified previously on the Antarctic Peninsula, and the Mapple Formation, which includes those volcanic rocks, has been defined and documented from one area of the east coast of Graham Land. Based on age and geochemical criteria, correlations have been made to the extensive Chon Aike Province of South America, which has been demonstrated to be one of the largest silicic volcanic provinces in the world. Rhyolitic and intermediate composition volcanic successions from six separate localities on the east coast of the Antarctic Peninsula are described here and are confirmed as correlatives of the Mapple Formation, based on newly acquired geochronology and field observations. They are dominantly rhyolitic crystal tuffs and/or ignimbrites with ages in the interval 162-168 Ma, overlapping with the age of the Mapple Formation (167-171 Ma) at the type locality. Andesitic agglomerates are also described, which are included in the same event and demonstrate the occurrence of rare intermediate volcanism, which is also seen in the Chon Aike Province. A new group, the Graham Land Volcanic Group, is defined here, and criteria are established which allow the separation of some volcanic successions out of the previously defined Antarctic Peninsula Volcanic Group, which takes no account of tectonic setting, eruption age or geochemistry.
Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Prosecutors supporting HB 147 say they are trying to do criminal defense attorneys a favor. Defense attorneys opposed to the measure, which cleared the House Justice Council on March 22, say they are trying to save the state money and promote efficiency.When the dust settled the council voted with only two dissents to approve the bill that will give the prosecution the final argument in all criminal cases and repeal Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.250. That rule allows the defense the first closing argument and a closing rebuttal after prosecutors if the defense presents no other evidence or witnesses other than the testimony of the defendant.That procedure has been in place in Florida for well over 100 years.In other cases the prosecution gets the first closing argument and then a rebuttal after the defense makes its closing statement.“If the state has the burden of proof, then the state should have the last shot at the jury,” said Rep. Dick Kravitz, R-Orange Park, sponsor of the bill. He said 46 states, the District of Columbia, and the federal government always give the prosecution the last say, and it’s time for Florida to stop being different.Kravitz read a letter from Seventh Circuit State Attorney John Tanner supporting the bill, and several other prosecutors testified, including Second Circuit State Attorney Willie Meggs, 11th Circuit Assistant State Attorney Abe Laesser (who testified via DVD), and Statewide Prosecutor Pete Williams.They argued that the rule encourages defense attorneys not to call witnesses who might have vital information, in order to get the final rebuttal argument. They also said that practice leads to appeals when the defendant believes that important evidence wound up not being presented, and in some cases appellate courts order new trials.Williams cited one recent case involving an armed robbery charge — a life felony — where the attorney originally exercised the option under Rule 3.250. That resulted in a hung jury with five voting for conviction and one for acquittal. At the retrial, the defense attorney called a witness who had been left out of the first trial and who basically, Williams said, shredded the prosecution’s case. The result was a jury acquittal in 30 minutes.But opponents, including representatives from the Florida Public Defender Association and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, said those problems were exaggerated. They said defense attorneys make competent decisions in the best interests of their clients, and the rule promotes efficient trying of cases since it discourages defense lawyers from calling marginal or unnecessary witnesses.“We do reward cases where the defense does not. . . call all conceivable witnesses and seek to drag things out,” said Ninth Circuit Public Defender Robert Wesley. If the rule is repealed, “there’s no reason for any defendant in Florida not to put on a defense. . . and gin up a case.”“There will be significant costs to this bill. There will be no reason for a defense attorney not to put a witness on,” said David Fussell, a past president of the FACDL. “It will cause in increase in state attorneys, an increase in public defenders, and an increase in all staffers related to the court.”Council member Rep. Mark Mahon, R-Jacksonville, said he was persuaded that the bill would reduce appeals and address defendants’ concerns that they may have not gotten a fair trial.But council member Rep. Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa, said she hadn’t seen any empirical data that showed there was a problem serious enough to overturn more than 100 years of Florida legal custom.“The state has the burden of proving guilt,” she argued. “If we give the prosecution the last word, then you have lightened that burden and that is not fair.. . . We need to do what is right. What is wrong with the defendant having the last word?”The council, however, approved HB 147 8-2 which goes to the House floor next. An identical measure in the Senate, SB 658, passed the upper chamber’s Criminal Justice Committee and was pending in the Judiciary Committee as this News went to press.Rule 3.250, according to Bar records, has been in the criminal procedural rules since they were initially drafted in the late 1960s. It was included in the rules because the provision was in state statutes at the time, as it had been since at least the late 1800s. The Supreme Court has never been asked to amend the rule. The Bar’s Criminal Procedure Rules Committee looked at the issue several years ago, but decided not to recommend a change.Statewide Prosecutor Williams, a member of the rules committee, told the council that the committee is again looking at that issue. April 15, 2006 Regular News House Justice Council moves last say bill Measure gives the prosecution the final argument in all criminal cases and repeals a procedural rule House Justice Council moves last say bill
On her first day of volleyball practice, Amber Witherspoon watched her teammates run through a spiking drill. She couldn’t do it. Throughout 2015, she spent time alone working on a personal net that head coach Leonid Yelin set up as she tried to catch up to the rest of the team.“I would just hit all practice for hours … I think he would forget about the time,” Witherspoon said. “I would work with our senior Gosia (Wlaszczuk), just working on hitting with her every day.” Witherspoon, a junior, is entering her second season since switching from Syracuse’s women’s basketball team to volleyball, and is now in a position that feels right for her. The adjustment didn’t come easy and playing time was sparse in her first year, but the arduous training through fall of 2015 has paid off with heavy involvement in the team’s rotation this season.Through four games, Amber Witherspoon has started each contest and leads her team with six solo blocks. It’s been a long time coming, but she has finally found a home for herself on Syracuse’s middle block. Wlaszczuk is gone now, beginning her own coaching career, and so is the entirety of last year’s senior class. In 365 days, Witherspoon went from the new woman in the building to one of just three Syracuse juniors. Her goal is to always go up aggressively to hit the ball, something teammate Jalissa Trotter has said the Orange needs more of — a fearlessness on the court. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I just wanted to spend some time because I knew she needed it,” Wlaszczuk said. “She was a great person to work with because she listens so much and she did everything like she wanted to do it, not like she had to, she wanted to do it and that’s a big change. She listened and followed instructions even though there wasn’t always an improvement from day to day.”The spare playing time was a blessing in disguise for Witherspoon. Rather than being thrown into high-stakes conference games, she was able to pick up her true passion once again. Basketball was where she originally had the chance to get into Syracuse on scholarship and pursue her dream of college athletics, but her desire to play volleyball never dwindled after playing the sport in high school.During the recruiting process, Yelin noticed Witherspoon late and kept tabs on her throughout her freshman year. After averaging less than a point in five minutes per game as a third-string freshman center on the basketball team, “she made her decision to approach us and play volleyball,” Yelin said, “it was very easy for us.” Despite some of her early limitations, the team saw the physical strengths she exhibited. At 6-foot-4, she was immediately among Syracuse’s tallest players, her leaping ability was well known as someone who could dunk in high school and her self-awareness about where her game was at stuck out.“As much as we wanted to be good teammates, and we were, it was hard,” Wlaszczuk said. “… she knew where she was … she knew that she was way behind everyone else and she never used it as an excuse.” Though Witherspoon has less on-court responsibilities than other players as a middle blocker, Yelin said, the transition wasn’t easy.“What she’s achieved in this short time is incredible,” Yelin said. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 6, 2016 at 12:30 am Contact Bobby: [email protected]