Email LIMERICK is to get an further employment boost as contact lens manufacturer Vistakon Ireland is creating 100 new highly skilled jobs at its site in the National Technology Park, Plassey, as it invests €100m in the expansion of its manufacturing operations. The announcement came this Monday as the investment, supported by IDA Ireland, will also lead to 200 temporary construction jobs over the next 18 months.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Vistakon Ireland has been a major provider of employment and an important exporter since 1996,” noted Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD.Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD said Vistakon Ireland had been a highly respected employer in the Mid West Region for over 15 years. “It has an extensive network of local and national suppliers for goods and services, all of which contribute significantly to the Irish economy.”Established in Limerick in 1996, Vistakon Ireland designs, manufactures and markets the Acuvue range of soft disposable contact lenses, the world’s number one brand. It is one of several Johnson & Johnson companies operating in Ireland, employing a total of 1,900 people. Advertisement Print Twitter Facebook WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsVistakon announces 100 new jobsBy admin – January 14, 2013 654 Linkedin Previous article€10.5 million tourism investments boost to cityNext articleGroup sends clear message about Limerick sex trade admin
Crown Estate Scotland has launched a public consultation on its draft 2020-23 Corporate Plan which will run until 25 November.The consultation covers activity related to rural estates, coastline, seabed, investing in built development and more.Helping attract offshore wind investment, supporting new ways of growing food and closer working with communities – particularly on the coastline – are just some of the proposals people are being asked for their views on, the seabed manager said.The proposals reflect independent research as well as conversations with tenants, businesses and communities across Scotland. Feedback from the consultation will be used to finalise the plan which will be launched in April 2020.“Over the coming years we want to invest in property, natural resources and people to generate lasting value,” Amanda Bryan, Chair of Crown Estate Scotland, said.“How we do that is set out in these proposals which in turn have been shaped by conversations with people and organisations up and down the country. Whether your interest is growing shellfish, finding new ways of farming, regenerating coastal communities or building the blue economy, we’re keen to hear from many people as possible so that our work truly reflects the views of all of Scotland.”The Crown Estate Scotland team will be at events and meetings throughout the autumn to raise awareness of the consultation.
As it stands, the Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning open as equal favorites for Lord Stanley’s Cup, building off of successful regular seasons and somewhat surprisingly finishing with higher odds than the Golden Knights and Flyers, who both went undefeated during qualifying round play.MORE: Get the latest NHL odds & betting advice from Sports InsiderJon Cooper and the Lightning have flirted with that elusive second Stanley Cup over the last decade, coming closest in 2014-15, being ousted in six games by the Blackhawks in the Final. This season could present the opportunity for Cooper and Tampa Bay to finally break through, with the red-hot Nikita Kucherov leading the way for a volatile Lightning offensive attack. In the Western Conference, the Avalanche are looking to build on last year’s moderate playoff success after being ousted by the Sharks in seven games. Colorado allowed the third fewest goals in the league this year (191), making for one of the best goal differentials in all of the NHL in 2019-20. With Hart Trophy finalist Nathan MacKinnon reaching 93 points — 43 points more than the Cole Makar, a defenseman — the Avs attack is going to need more from all areas to march on into the late summer. Still, they’re just as formidable as any other team — at least according to Vegas. (Oddsmakers, not the Golden Knights.)But as we know with the NHL playoffs, the only thing that we know for sure is that nothing is for sure. Below are the odds for the Cup — believe them if you dare.Stanley Cup odds 2020Courtesy of SportsInsider, here are the 2020 Stanley Cup Final odds for all 16 remaining teams in the NHL playoff bubbles:TeamOddsColorado Avalanche+550Tampa Bay Lightning+550Vegas Golden Knights+700Boston Bruins+800Philadelphia Flyers+800St. Louis Blues+1200Washington Capitals+1600Carolina Hurricanes+1800Dallas Stars+1800Calgary Flames+2500Chicago Blackhawks+3000Pittsburgh Penguins+3000New York Islanders+3300Arizona Coyotes+3500Vancouver Canucks+4000Montreal Canadiens+4000Columbus Blue Jackets+4000Edmonton Oilers+4000Nashville Predators+6600Toronto Maple Leafs+6600Minnesota Wild+8000Florida Panthers+12500 The (official) Stanley Cup playoffs are here.After an eight-day frenzy of play-in series and seeding games, the entrants for the chase for the Cup are set, and the Stanley Cup playoffs as we know and love them are upon us. And according to Vegas, there’s a surprise at the top.