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Gardai question male over mugging of school children

first_img Previous articleBody recovered from River Shannon during searchesNext articleRacing – Free Race Day at Limerick Racecourse Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR First Irish death from Coronavirus TAGSfeatured Print Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended No vaccines in Limerick yet NewsGardai question male over mugging of school childrenBy Staff Reporter – January 25, 2016 958 Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Linkedincenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Advertisement Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Email Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A MAN remains in Garda custody in Limerick following the robbery of three children on their way to school this Monday.Gardai say that a man approached the three secondary school children as they walked to school at around 8:30am.The three children were on a walkway linking Lee Estate and O’Dwyer’s Bridge.It is understood that two boys and one girl were walking in the vicinity of Arthlunkard Boat Club when they were approached by a lone male.The man, believed to have been carrying a weapon, threatened the three and stole a small amount of cash and a mobile phone from each child.The children were said to have been extremely upset and traumatised by the events.Gardai, following an alert to the incident, arrested a man in his 20s and he was brought to Mayorstone Garda Station for questioning.CCTV footage has been harvested from the area and initial searches were carried out In a bid to locate any of the stolen items and any suspected weapon used.Gardai at Mayorstone area appealing for the help of the public who may have witnessed the incident during the height of rush-hour to contact them on 061 456980. Facebooklast_img read more

Basal conditions for Pine Island and Thwaites Glaciers, West Antarctica, determined using satellite and airborne data

first_imgWe use models constrained by remotely sensed data from Pine Island and Thwaites Glaciers, West Antarctica, to infer basal properties that are difficult to observe directly. The results indicate strong basal melting in areas upstream of the grounding lines of both glaciers, where the ice flow is fast and the basal shear stress is large. Farther inland, we find that both glaciers have ‘mixed’ bed conditions, with extensive areas of both bedrock and weak till. In particular, there are weak areas along much of Pine Island Glacier’s main trunk that could prove unstable if it retreats past the band of strong bed just above its current grounding line. in agreement with earlier studies, our forward ice-stream model shows a strong sensitivity to small perturbations in the grounding line position. These results also reveal a large sensitivity to the assumed bed (sliding or deforming) model, with non-linear sliding laws producing substantially greater dynamic response than earlier simulations that assume a linear-viscous till rheology. Finally, comparison indicates that our results using a plastic bed are compatible with the limited observational constraints and theoretical work that suggests an upper bound exists on maximum basal shear stress.last_img read more

Four changes to Tipp team for Galway game

first_imgWith injured duo Joe O’Dwyer and Shane McGrath not considered, there’s a first League start for Michael Breen at wing back while Conor O’Brien, Ronan Maher and John McGrath also come into the side.Tipperary take on Galway tomorrow after defeat to Dublin and the team sees four changes from the side that lost out in Round 1.  The team announced will line out as follows: 1. Darren Gleeson (Portroe)2. Cathal Barrett (Holycross Ballycahill)3. Paul Curran (Mullinahone)4. Conor O’Brien (Éire Óg Annacarty)5. Michael Breen (Ballina)6. Padraic Maher (Thurles Sarsfields)7. Ronan Maher (Thurles Sarsfields)8. Kieran Bergin (Killenaule)9. Gearóid Ryan (Templederry Kenyons)10. Denis Maher (Thurles Sarsfields)11. Jason Forde (Silvermines)12. Brendan Maher Capt. (Borris Ileigh)13. John O’Dwyer (Killenaule)14. Seamus Callanan (Drom & Inch)15. John McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney)Tipp manager Eamon O’Shea says their primary aim is to win this week’s game. Meanwhile Galway selector Damien Curley expects Tipp to come out fighting after their first round loss to Dublin. Throw-in is a 2 o’clock on Sunday and Tipp FM will bring you full live coverage of the game in association with The Kenyon Bar, Nenagh and Joey O Dwyer Butchers Borrisoleigh.last_img read more

Eric Reid sounds infuriated with Jay Z and Roc Nation’s NFL deal

first_img NFL news and notes: Antonio Brown brings drama to Oakland; President Trump comments on Colin Kaepernick’s video In a story released by ESPN, Jay Z was asked about the ramifications of agreeing to a deal with the NFL, an organization that recently was involved in (and settled on) a civil lawsuit with quarterback Colin Kaepernick. That lawsuit alleged collusion between team owners to not sign the former 49ers signal-caller due to his taking a knee during the national anthem.”For me it’s like action, (an) actionable item, what are we gonna do with it?” Jay Z said. “Everyone heard, we hear what you’re saying, and everybody knows I agree with what you’re saying (in Kaepernick’s underlying message). So what are we gonna do? You know what I’m saying? (Help) millions and millions of people, or we get stuck on Colin not having a job.” Related News Team USA’s Gregg Popovich: Colin Kaepernick did ‘a very patriotic thing’ Kaepernick would finish that season with the 49ers but has not played in the NFL since and eventually filed a civil suit against the league saying the owners were trying to keep him out due to his protest. That suit was settled out of court for an undisclosed amount.Eric Reid also wasn’t signed for a good portion of the following season and also alleged the NFL colluded not to sign him as well after he was the first player to kneel alongside Kaepernick, who was his teammate in San Francisco. He is now playing with the Panthers and signed a three-year, $22.05 million contract with Carolina last season.Reid, however, continues to fight to get Kaepernick back into the NFL.center_img Eric Reid doesn’t sound happy with Jay Z and Roc Nation.On the day it was announced the rapper, producer and entrepreneur and his company had agreed to a deal with the NFL, the Panthers’ safety had some harsh words in response. The NFL’s deal with Roc Nation will — in Jay Z’s paraphrased words — “amplify the league’s Inspire Change initiative for social justice. And the opportunity to potentially accomplish big things and uplift many in communities important to him was an opportunity he couldn’t ignore.”But while this deal has been made, Kaepernick remains unemployed in the NFL. That is what got Reid to respond.”These (effecting social change and Kaepernick being employed with the NFL) aren’t mutually exclusive,” Reid wrote. “They can both happen at the same time! It looks like your goal was to make millions and millions of dollars by assisting the NFL in burying Colin’s career.”These aren’t mutually exclusive. They can both happen at the same time! It looks like your goal was to make millions and millions of dollars by assisting the NFL in burying Colin’s career. https://t.co/LFBZpbj2tw— Eric Reid (@E_Reid35) August 15, 2019Wednesday marked the three-year anniversary of when Kaepernick began protesting social injustice and looking to encourage change. He began by sitting on the bench during the national anthem and then moved to taking a knee after discussions with former University of Texas long-snapper and Green Beret Nate Boyer.last_img read more

Debate Sampler

first_imgThe debate between Darwinism and Intelligent Design (ID) continues unabated.  Here are samples of recent reasonings, harangues and actions in the news:Separate Ain’t Equal:  Dave Dentel in the York Daily Record argued that making science and religion separate domains is about as effective as Plessy vs. Ferguson.Old Time Evolution:  When The New Republic would not print a rebuttal to a pro-evolution article, Jonathan Wells wrote one anyway for Discovery Institute.  He ends with a Darwinian version of an old gospel song.The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend:  Bruce Chapman for EvolutionNews noted the websites by non-Darwinian evolutionists or “structuralists” upset at the “intimidation tactics of the Darwinistas.”Critical Thinking:  Doug Cowan (06/03/2005) wrote another guest editorial for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer about how he successfully uses the creation-evolution controversy to teach critical thinking skills to his high school biology students.  Cowan was featured briefly in the film Icons of Evolution as an example of how to teach evolution critically without incurring charges of bias.Daily Beserkely:  Cristini Bautista wrote a fairly balanced presentation of the controversy in the Daily Californian, a Berkeley newspaper.Bow Out:  Live Science wrote about a Pennsylvania teacher at the Dover trial testifying why she refused to read the statement that questioned Darwinism’s scientific validity.Sneaking Suspicions:  New Scientist and MSNBC made a big deal out of how the book Of Pandas and People, the Darwin-alternative text offered to Dover schools, changed references to creationism to “intelligent design” from the draft edition to the published edition.  This point was made by Barbara Forrest in her testimony at the Dover trial to try to link I.D. to religious aspects of creationism.New Mex Flex:  The Washington Post wrote about attempts to introduce alternatives to Darwinism in New Mexico schools.  The ACLU said it stands ready to defend Rio Rancho teachers who refuse to teach ID, said the NewMexican, and will go to court if the new policy leads to teaching intelligent design.Florida Brew:  The Tampa Tribune wrote about attempts to introduce ID alternatives by state’ department of education.Opening Minds:  Brian Fahling with the American Family Association wrote an editorial for McCalls defending ID as a competing explanation for the origin of life.Freedom Fighter:  EvolutionNews wrote about the tireless efforts of Larry Caldwell to fight for “quality science education for all.”Called Well:  Jeanne Caldwell has joined forces with the Pacific Justice Institute to challenge federal funding of a pro-evolution, anti-religious website, according to Access Research Network and World Net Daily.Friends of the Court:  The Discovery Institute published an amicus brief for the Dover trial from 85 scientists “urging the court to protect academic freedom and not limit research into intelligent design theory.”The Evolution of God:  Robert Winston tried to explain why people evolved religious beliefs, in The Guardian (UK).  Apparently he did not try to explain the evolution of Darwinian beliefs.In spite of the occasional lies and rhetorical fluff, it’s good to see these ideas being debated.  Darwinists can no longer assume their position is unassailable.  A well-tuned Baloney Detector is your best defense against the People of Froth (see 09/26/2005 commentary).(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

‘Huge response’ to renewables tender

first_img20 September 2011The preferred bidders to supply South Africa with renewable energy, as called for in the country’s Integrated Resource Plan for 2010 to 2030, will be announced at the UN climate summit starting in Durban on 28 November.South Africa’s Integrated Resource Plan envisages renewables contributing 42%, or 17 800 MW, of the country’s new generation capacity by 2030.The Department of Energy has put out a tender for the procurement of the first 3 725 MW of renewables capacity by 2016, which is likely to attract local and international investment of between US$10-billion and $12-billion.‘Overwhelming response’Speaking at a bidders’ conference for independent power producers in Midrand last week, department Director-General Nelisiwe Magubane said the level of interest shown by potential bidders was astonishing.Over 270 potential bidders had paid the R15 000 fee necessary to receive bid documentation. Magubane added that there was interest in the programme from companies from Spain, among other countries.“We are overwhelmed by the response from the market,” Magubane said, adding that the department believed the programme was bankable, judging by the response received.Potential bidders for the supply of the first 3 725 MW of renewable powere, including onshore, concentrated solar, biomass and small hydro, have until 4 November to submit their bids for consideration.Environmental authorisation, economic developmentAmong the requirements expected of bidders is that they submit environmental authorisation as well as shareholder agreements. Potential bidders are also expected to show achievement of economic development threshold.State electricity company Eskom will be the designated buyer and will provide connection to the power grid, excluding municipal connections.“We have received 321 applications for grid connection mainly for wind and PV (photo-voltaic),” said Eskom head of delivery Kannan Lakmeeharam.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Closure of National Highway causes problems in Kashmir Valley

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Chinese troops salute Indian flag at I-Day celebrations in Ladakh

first_imgA ceremonial meeting of border security personnel was held between India and China in eastern Ladakh on Friday to mark the 68th Independence Day of India, an official statement said.The delegations from the two countries had Indian Army and Into-Tibetan Border Police representatives on the Indian side and members of the People’s Liberation Army on the Chinese side.The celebrations opened with both Indian and Chinese delegations saluting the Indian tricolour.”The ceremony which lasted for approximately four hours included cultural and entertainment shows and sports events. The event was attended by ladies from both sides which symbolises growing peace, confidence and desire of establishing tranquility along the borders,” an official statement said.”Participation of Chinese delegation in India’s Independence Day celebrations is a gesture which will further foster the friendly relations between India and China and build up mutual trust and confidence,” it said.Both sides reiterated their commitment to uphold the protocols and agreements signed between the two countries and acknowledged that the peace and tranquility which prevails along the Line of Actual Control should be further strengthened and stabilized, the statement added.A similar ceremony was held on the Chinese side on the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Day on August 1.last_img read more

Samsung unveils 99billion share buyback Q3 profit rebounds

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India received record investments from private equity firms last year

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