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Coca Cola Zero bikes coming to Limerick

first_img TAGSbikesCoca Cola Zero BikescyclingFrank O’DonnellTransport Only re-integration will solve Shannon Airport crisis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Public opinion gridlocked over new city traffic measures THE Coca Cola Zero Bikes scheme will come to Limerick on Monday December 8, the second stage of a three-pronged campaign which also takes in Galway and Cork on separate dates.As part of the scheme, 215 bicycles will be available to hire from 23 locations across the city, ranging from King John’s Castle to Mary Immaculate College and O’Callaghan Strand to St John’s Cathedral.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Bikes can be hired from any of these locations once customers are given a combination code to unlock their bike, which they can use for their desired length of time before returning to a specified location.The scheme is being made possible following an agreement by Coca Cola Ireland to partner with the Department of Transport, the National Transport Authority (NTA) and the cities involved and will be known as Coca-Cola Zero Bikes. Through the partnership agreement, Coca-Cola Ireland will invest €3million over five years in the project, supporting the operation of the bikes.Frank O’Donnell, General Manager of Coca Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland, said: “We are delighted to be in a position to help bring the Coca Cola Zero Bikes Scheme to Limerick. Our investment in Coca Cola Zero Bikes is part of our wider commitment to help encourage active healthy lifestyles and we hope this scheme will enable more people integrate cycling into their everyday lives, with the option of a healthier and happier commute.”The NTA is calling on the people of Limerick to pre-register on www.bikeshare.ie so that the bikes can be availed of as soon as they are live on the streets.Customers who pre-register will get a 50 per cent discount, receiving a special offer of €5 for annual subscription.  This special offer extends to the end of 2014. When a customer registers for an annual subscription, they will receive a Welcome Pack in the post containing details of the scheme and a subscription card. NewsLocal NewsCoca Cola Zero bikes coming to LimerickBy Liam Togher – November 11, 2014 1541 Twitter Facebook Cabinet discuss potential €200m Limerick suburban rail line Printcenter_img Previous articleFree Shannon new duty free takes flightNext articleLimerick ‘Business thru the ages’ competition launched Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Limerick’s Oisin O’Callaghan Claims World Title In Salzburg WhatsApp Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Advertisement Email Linkedinlast_img read more

Magmatism of the Weddell Sea rift system in Antarctica: Implications for the age and mechanism of rifting and early stage Gondwana breakup

first_imgThick (∼800 m) basaltic successions from the eastern Antarctic Peninsula have been dated in the interval 180 – 177 Ma and preserve a transition from a continental margin arc to a back-arc extensional setting. Amygdaloidal basalts from the Black Coast region of the eastern margin of the Antarctic Peninsula represent a rare onshore example of magmatism associated with back-arc extension that defines the early phase of Weddell Sea rifting and magmatism, and Gondwana breakup. The early phase of extension in the Weddell Sea rift system has previously been interpreted to be related to back-arc basin development with associated magnetic anomalies attributed to mafic-intermediate magmatism, but with no clearly defined evidence of back-arc magmatism. The analysis provided here identifies the first geochemical evidence of a transition from arc-like basalts to the development of depleted back-arc basin basalts in the interval 180 – 177 Ma. The exposed Black Coast basaltic successions are interpreted to form a minor component of magmatism that is also defined by onshore sub-ice magnetic anomalies, as well as the extensive magnetic anomalies of the southern Weddell Sea. Back-arc magmatism is also preserved on the Falkland Plateau where intrusions postdating 180 Ma are associated with early phase rifting in the Weddell Sea rift system. Back-arc extension was probably short-lived and had ceased by the time the northern Weddell Sea magmatism was emplaced (<175 Ma) and certainly by 171 Ma, when an episode of silicic magmatism was widespread along the eastern Antarctic Peninsula. Previous attempts to correlate mafic magmatism from the eastern Antarctic Peninsula to the Ferrar large igneous province, or, as part of a bimodal association with the Chon Aike silicic province are both dismissed based on age and geochemical criteria.last_img read more