LIT President strongly encourages Class of 2020 to continue education as…

first_imgNewsEducationLIT President strongly encourages Class of 2020 to continue education as guidelines for academic delivery are publishedBy Cian Reinhardt – June 16, 2020 393 Email Print Facebook Previous articleMajor delivery of PPE by Heroes-Aid to frontline workers across County Limerick todayNext articleLimerick Pride 2020 to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community online Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Linkedincenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Advertisement Professor Vincent Cunnane, President of Limerick Institute of Technology.Picture Sean Curtin True Media.THE LEAVING Certificate Class of 2020 has been encouraged to “come onto” Limerick Institute of Technology’s campuses to continue their education this upcoming academic semester.LIT President, Professor Vincent Cunnane, is strongly encouraging new third-level students to continue their journey in education, saying, “We want you to come onto our campuses, where we will ensure your safety and provide you with a stimulating college experience.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Professor Cunnane, who is currently the Chair of the Technological Higher Education Association (THEA), was speaking after principles and guidelines for programme delivery for the 2020/21 academic year were published this week.The guidelines, to be adopted by LIT and all other Institutes of Technology across Ireland, set out how students and communities will be supported over the coming months and through the next academic year.LIT recently unveiled its roadmap to reopening its campuses and outlined preliminary plans for the new 2020/21 academic year.The institute will introduce a blended model of learning which will include remote teaching and lectures coupled with practical classes and tutorials that will take place predominantly on campus.Professor Cunnane welcomed the guidelines and recognised the importance of the student experience in producing graduates that respond to regional industry needs.The LIT President said they want students and parents/guardians across the country to know “that we will take care of you and all of our students next year”.“Our model blends the theoretical with the practical, and because of this our students will continue to be on campus for much of their learning,” Professor Cunnane said, adding, “It may be happening in a different way, but it will be happening.  The entire sector has been working to ensure that our students will be safe and will experience college life.”Although LIT’s campuses will be open more fully from September 2020, the volume of people on campus at any given time may be substantially reduced to allow for social distancing and other public health directives.Professor Cunnane said students who accept their CAO offers for an LIT course will “be beginning an exciting and dynamic professional journey” that will help shape not only their future, but that of the region and Ireland.Returning LIT students will return to their studies on September 14, with incoming LIT students beginning their term on September 28, in line with all others Institutes of Technology across the country.LIT is planning to maintain all services for students throughout the academic year 2020/21.More details on the principles and guidelines for programme delivery for the 2020/21 are available on www.thea.ielast_img read more

Bitcoin price hits highest level since January 2018

first_img– Advertisement – But lingering uncertainty over the outcome of the 2020 U.S. presidential election means that it’s unlikely another coronavirus stimulus package will be agreed upon in the near term.“With the U.S. election gradually drawing to a close, the details of a fiscal stimulus could become clearer. Any such package could see weakening of the U.S. dollar and further increases in the bitcoin price going forward,” Peters said.Meanwhile, analysts have cheered moves from the likes of PayPal and Facebook in the cryptocurrency space lately.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – PayPal said it would let its customers buy and sell digital assets like bitcoin and ether through its digital wallet and eventually use them for shopping, while Facebook is developing its libra digital currency with a Switzerland-based consortium called the Libra Association.Still, regulators continue to scrutinize the cryptocurrency industry. Bitcoin’s network doesn’t require a central authority to maintain it, and officials have expressed concern with its use in illicit transactions. On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Justice said it had seized $1 billion worth of bitcoin believed to be linked to Silk Road, the now-defunct online black market.center_img Bitcoin has been on a tear in 2020, more than doubling in value year-to-date. Its meteoric rise comes on the back of unprecedented stimulus from global governments and central banks during the coronavirus pandemic, which some industry insiders believe has made the virtual currency more attractive than fiat currencies like the dollar.“Bitcoin’s creation was in part due to fears that increased fiscal stimulus is devaluing currencies globally,” said Simon Peters, a cryptoasset analyst at investment platform eToro. “As a result, when central banks announce extensive plans to pump money into economies, many investors in the crypto community take this as a major bitcoin buy signal.”Investors are awaiting the latest monetary policy announcement from the Federal Reserve, with the U.S. central bank expected to keep overnight rates close to zero and reiterate the need for more fiscal stimulus. Bitcoin‘s price climbed above $15,000 on Thursday, hitting a level not seen since January 2018 amid U.S. presidential election uncertainty.The world’s best-known cryptocurrency was last trading almost 9% higher at a price of $15,233, according to data from industry website CoinDesk.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Crystal Palace set new asking price for Arsenal to sign Wilfried Zaha

first_imgCrystal Palace have set their asking price for Arsenal to sign Wilfried Zaha (Picture: Getty)Crystal Palace are determined not to lose Wilfried Zaha this summer and have slapped a £100million price tag on his head as he continues to be linked with Arsenal.Since returning to Selhurst Park in 2015 following a dismal spell at Manchester United, Zaha has re-established himself as Palace’s key player and one of the stars of the Premier League.The Ivory Coast international has decided now is the time to move on, however, and is said to have pleaded with Palace to agree terms with Arsenal over a summer transfer.Zaha supported the Gunners as a child and wants to play under Unai Emery despite the face Arsenal will not compete in the Champions League next season after finishing fifth in the top-flight.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityPalace are reluctant to lose another star player following the departure of Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United, however, and have slapped a £100m price tag on Zaha.The Daily Mail say the Eagles are concerned about the backlack from manager Roy Hodgson and Palace fans if they sell their two star players during this summer transfer window.They now hope the £100m valuation will price Arsenal out of a move, with the Gunners only said to have around £45m to spend after missing out on Champions League qualification.Palace are now searching for a replacement for Wan-Bissaka and are said to be interested in signing Timothy Castagne from Atalanta.I can’t thank everyone at @CPFC enough. I’ve been at the club for 11 years and grown up there so I will never forget my roots and the support I’ve had from fans, players, staff. Thank you to everyone 🦅 #AWB pic.twitter.com/JyI8levCaP— Aaron Wan-Bissaka (@awbissaka) June 29, 2019 Crystal Palace set new asking price for Arsenal to sign Wilfried Zaha Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 29 Jun 2019 5:20 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link706Shares Zaha is keen to join the Gunners (Picture: Getty)After his move to Old Trafford was confirmed on Saturday, Wan-Bissaka sent a message to Crystal Palace and the club’s fans.‘I can’t thank everyone at Crystal Palace enough,’ he tweeted.‘I’ve been at the club for 11 years and grown up there so I will never forget my roots and the support I’ve had from fans, players, staff.‘Thank you to everyone.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more