NewsEducationLIT 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] Linkedin 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.ie
China will host the newly expanded 2021 FIFA Club World Cup and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup, while Shanghai is interested in holding the Olympics. Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande on Thursday began building a new stadium costing 12 billion yuan ($1.7 billion) and boasting a 100,000 capacity — one of the world’s largest arenas.The stadium, which will be marginally bigger than Barcelona’s famous Camp Nou, is scheduled to be ready by the end of 2022, Xinhua news agency said.Guangzhou Evergrande Football Stadium will have an eye-catching lotus flower design wrapped around it, a nod to the southern city’s status as China’s “Flower City”. The stadium will be, for a time at least, the world’s largest football venue, until the Camp Nou expands to 105,000 seats after its ongoing redevelopment. Eight-time Chinese champions Guangzhou, who are coached by Italian World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro and have won the AFC Champions League twice, average about 50,000 fans for home matches.China’s government is making an aggressive push to promote football in the country and several major new stadiums are being built around the nation.Evergrande’s Chinese Super League rivals Shanghai SIPG are constructing a new arena that will seat 33,000 and is expected to be finished in 2021. Topics :
Mario Balotelli is taking care of some personal business before the World Cup starts.The Italy forward indicated overnight that he proposed to his Belgian girlfriend Fanny Neguesha.After midnight local time, Balotelli posted on Instagram, “She said yes.. The most important yes in my life.”Next to a picture of a romantic beach setting, Balotelli added, “That was the place of my question! I Love you and happy birthday too!”Balotelli also posted a picture of a diamond ring presumably on Neguesha’s hand.The announcement was linked to Balotelli’s official Twitter account. Earlier this year, Balotelli acknowledged he has a daughter, Pia, from a previous relationship with Raffaella Fico.Coach Cesare Prandelli has opened Italy’s training base in Brazil to wives and girlfriends. The Azzurri face England on Saturday.