Armed robbery at Limerick city bookies

first_imgFacebook NewsBreaking newsArmed robbery at Limerick city bookiesBy Staff Reporter – April 18, 2015 751 WhatsApp Linkedin Advertisement Twittercenter_img Email Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up AN ARMED robbery at a Limerick City bookmakers on Friday evening last is under investigation after two people entered the Ladbrokes on Cecil Street and made off with a large quantity of cash.However, two people have been arrested by Gardai in the city following the theft at 6:45pm on Friday.Gardai say that a “significant amount of cash was stolen” in the robbery, but nobody was injured in the incident.A short time later, gardai raided a local hostel where a man in his 20s was found with a large quantity of cash.In a follow-up investigation, a woman, also in her 20s, wasHe, along with a woman, also in her 20s, was arrested.Both were brought to Henry Street Garda Station for questioning. Print Previous articleFraudster granny on the run after spell in LimerickNext articleBooting up for Ballyhoura Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Axne talks about support of House Speaker’s impeachment inquiry

first_imgWEST DES MOINES — The three Democrats in the Iowa congressional delegation support the move to begin an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.Congresswoman Cindy Axne, a Democrat from West Des Moines, says her support of the inquiry is based on the oath she took when entering Congress earlier this year.“Learning that the president pressured a foreign leader to investigate a political opponent is a clear abuse of power. And, we know that he did that–he admitted to that,” Axne says “Beyond that abuse of power, there’s also allegations that the president threatened to leverage U.S. taxpayer dollars–military aid–that Congress had already appropriated to the Ukraine to extort that foreign government. So, if that piece is true, that constitutes an unequivocal violation of our federal laws, and the Constitution that I swore to defend.”Axne stops short of saying she would vote for impeachment IF the inquiry determined any wrongdoing on Trump’s part. “I always judge what I do based on facts,” Axne says. “That is how I operate, I’ve never differed from that. My background is being in fact finding, it’s overseeing strategy for the state, it’s holding government accountable. So, I will wait and hold out an opinion on that before I see the information.”Republican Iowa Senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley — accuse Democrats of trying to overturn the results of the 2016 election. Iowa’s Fourth District Republican Congressman Steve King says the impeachment inquiry is vicious, unpatriotic and puts the constitution at risk by trying to unseat Trump.Axne backs Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to move forward. “This is not something that the speaker took lightly,” the congresswoman says, “This is absolutely something that I don’t take lightly. I don’t come to these decisions lightly. I regret that the president’s actions require these measures. You know, as a country, we never want to get to the point where we would look at impeachment of a president.” Axne says, “This is all based on facts, this is based on what is legal, and that’s why the speaker is moving forward.”Democrat Second District Congressman Dave Loebsack of Iowa City says the American people deserve the truth and there is no other way to get the information than an impeachment inquiry. Democrat First District Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer of Dubuque says the investigation is needed to defend our democracy and the Constitution.last_img read more

Dating a Star is Glamorous Only in Theory

first_imgHollywood stars may be fickle, but so are great balls of fire in outer space when it comes to understanding them.  Some recent examples:Taking the pulse:  The Chandra X-ray Observatory wrote a glowing report about a “textbook supernova,” which is a nice pairing of observation and theory.  It added this caveat, though, about dating stars:By combining X-ray and radio observations, astronomers have evidence that G11.2-0.3 is likely the result of the explosive death of such a massive star, perhaps witnessed in 386 A.D.  Radio observations measure the remnant’s expansion rate, which, in turn, can be used to calculate how long ago the star exploded.  The radio data is consistent with association of the supernova remnant with the “guest star” reported by Chinese astronomers nearly 2,000 years ago.  Chandra’s ability to pinpoint the pulsar at nearly the very center of G11.2-0.3 also supports the idea that this debris field could have been created around the time of the Chinese observations.  Surprisingly, the age of the pulsar determined from the X-ray and radio data differs from the standard pulsar age estimate, usually determined from how fast it is spinning.  In this case, the so-called spin parameters suggest the G11.2-0.3 is 10 times older than the remnant age.  This argues strongly that young pulsar spin ages can be very misleading and should be considered with caution.Previously, pulsar ages determined from spindown rates were thought to be well constrained.Standard (flickering) candles:  An article on EurekAlert described another supernova remnant observed by Chandra.  The goal was to determine if Kepler’s supernova, observed by Johannes Kepler 400 years ago, was the “Type Ia” variety.  “Astronomers have studied Kepler intensively over the past three decades with radio, optical and X-ray telescopes,” the article states, “but its origin has remained a puzzle.”  In theory, the white dwarf companion of a neutron star pulls in iron-rich material that produces a Type Ia.  But the material in the surrounding nebula is rich in nitrogen, more characteristic of a Type II.  To explain the unusual mix, the astronomers speculate that this event was a rare “prompt Type Ia” explosion that took place in a young progenitor (100 million years, not several billion).    Why is it important to tease out the oddballs among Type Ia supernovas?  The ramifications are simply astronomical.  “This information is essential to improve the reliability of the use of Type Ia stars as “standard candles” for cosmological studies of dark energy as well as to understand their role as the source of most of the iron in the universe.”  All the hubbub over the last decade about an accelerating universe of 73% dark energy depends, in large measure, on distance measurements made using Type Ia supernovas.  This case shows that not all members of the type are cooperative.Anorexic black hole:  The black hole at the center of our Milky Way had a snack recently, reported  Maybe it was a Mars bar or Starburst.  Anyway, Ker Than wrote that for a supermassive black hole in a galaxy’s core, ours doesn’t eat much.  “Why our black hole is so dim is not entirely understood,” he said.  Quoting an astronomer, “The huge appetite is there, but it’s not being satisfied.” Supernova blasts theory:  Supernova 1987A was caught in the act 20 years ago.  Finally, astronomers had a fairly nearby supernova to watch develop with modern telescopes.  And watch they did, with shock and awe.  A press release from UC Berkeley contained some interesting glimpses into astronomer reactions to uncooperative data.  SN1987A “provided important tests for theories of how stars die, but it also raised some new questions,” the article begins.  In theory, blue supergiants become red supergiants before exploding.  Three analogues to 1987A, however, never went through such a phase.  Also, the rings are supposed to form after the explosion, not before.  Why are similar rings found around some stars that haven’t exploded yet?    The article confesses, “This makes a pretty solid case,” for what?  for confirmation of a theory?  No: “that we should rethink models for how the rings around SN1987A were formed.”  Nathan Smith remarked that this “would be a bit of a shock” to what? to the interior of a star?  No; “to our understanding of stellar evolution.”  In addition, the triple-ring nebula formed around SN1987A has been “difficult to understand”.  Astronomers are modeling a complex interaction between two cannibalizing stars and a supergiant to fit the data.  Other problems between theory and observation are noted in the article.Faux pas de trois:  A rare triple-quasar system was described in Science (Jan 27, p. 454).  How could this form?  Dr. Frederic Rasio [Northwestern U] believes he has the program notes.  At a recent meeting of the American Astronomical Society, he told a story of colliding galaxies, their central black holes waltzing happily till a third galaxy collided and its black hole intervened, leading to a violent reaction.  The three then split apart at up to tens of thousands of kilometers per second.  Testing this “partner-swapping dance” theory, however, might take some time.  The black holes are only in Act 1.  The peroration of the denouement, when all is understood, won’t happen for 100 million years.  One critic said,“The process that Dr. Rasio has modeled is very, very far in the future,” said astronomer Virginia Trimble of the University of California, Irvine.  “So in some sense, the prediction has been verified by the observation, and the observation has been explained by the theory.” Writer Tom Siegried seems to have sensed a non-sequitur here.  How can something be considered verified in the present if the verification data lies in the future?  “100 million years is a long time to wait to see whether the future behavior of the triplet really matches the theoretical forecast,” he remarked.  Rasio obviously will not be concerned about defending his story then.Midlife crisis:  Two old interacting galaxies are producing stars like newlyweds, reported East Tennessee State University.  The Arp 82 pair looks middle-aged, the article states, but apparently never got reproductively active till now.  “The puzzle is: why didn’t Arp 82 form many stars earlier, like most galaxies of that mass range?  Scientifically, it is an oddball and provides a relatively nearby lab for studying the age of intermediate-mass galaxies.”  They call this a case of “arrested development,” that needed a “kick-in-the-pants to get the stars forming recently.”This model only works, of course, if the pants are kicked at the correct angle.It’s kind of sadistic watching astronomers try to fit their observations to their theories.  Science operates only by the constant interplay of modeling and observing.  Astronomy wouldn’t be fun if all the ideas were locked up.  It’s important to remember, though, as these examples illustrate, that one must always be prepared to shed assumptions and chuck theories in the light of new evidence.  The one needing a kick-in-the-pants is the cocky astronomer.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

10 Smart Links You Missed on Twitter Today

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… abraham hyatt Touchscreen finger signatures: Valid? Legally-binding? @betanewsQ&A with Al Jazeera English’s online producer Bilal Randeree: via @kdmcTruth in advertising: When was the last time you stopped to question some of the fundamental truths in digital media? via @jasondpg“Last week we had a cyberlaw-fiesta in the Silicon Valley, the likes of which have been rarely (if ever) seen before.” via @ericgoldmanAugmented reality for the totally blind: via @seeingwithsound– More after the jump“Meta Cookie combines augmented reality technology and olfactory display technology to create a revolutionary interactive gustatory display: via @augmentedrealThe cloud is going to “reduce the energy use and carbon footprint of computing by up to 90 percent”? Yeah right: via @infotechrgUsing Google Search to answer the question: When will we be ready to reach out to the stars? via @longnowDoes Moore’s Law Suddenly Matter Less? via @x_startupsApproaches to user research when designing for children via @uxmatters Follow ReadWriteWeb and the ReadWriteWeb team on Twitter.What links did we miss? Let us know in the comments. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Tags:#Lists#web last_img read more

99% Mumbaikars would now back the Coastal Road Project: Devendra Fadnavis

first_imgVirtually all Mumbai citizens would vote in favour of the city’s ambitious Coastal Road Project, if asked today, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has asserted in defence of the project recently stayed by the Bombay High Court due to environmental concerns.“I respect the Court’s verdict… but when we started planning it, there were no regulations for such a project,” Mr. Fadnavis told The Hindu in an interview. “We just followed what the Centre told us to do… If today a signature campaign is started, 99% of Mumbai’s citizens will vote in favour of a coastal road,” he said.Stressing that big-ticket infrastructure projects like the bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad and a hyperloop between Mumbai and Pune will boost the State’s economy, the CM expressed concern about projects facing time and cost overruns due to “unnecessary litigation”.Terming the recent floods in western Maharashtra a “fallout of climate change”, Mr. Fadnavis dismissed the charge that his administration failed to provide adequate and timely relief to the flood-affected.“After an unprecedented 700% rainfall in seven days… nobody could have anticipated that the water would rise like this… We are experiencing a real fallout of climate change,” he argued.Terming any criticism on this front as “unfair”, the CM pointed out that rescue teams could also not reach the affected areas “as the highways were cut off and the planes could not land”.“After two days of trying to get them to land, I spoke to Union Defence Minister RajnathSinghji who provided us with a Dauphin aircraft from Rajasthan, which could land in marshy conditions. We then created a green corridor without losing a single life to the floods, and (the) deaths (that occurred) resulted from a boat capsize,” he underlined.While exuding confidence that a good monsoon and the Centre’s interventions will stir up India’s slowing economy, the CM said he was worried about the adverse impact of the floods on the State’s sugar industry. “We may have to reschedule their debts in the near future,” he said.last_img read more

Lifeguards rescue two men trapped inside cave near Point Loma

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Two men were rescued from a cave near Sunset Cliffs Friday morning after their fishing boat became trapped inside, authorities said.The men were asleep inside a 26-foot-catamaran, which was on auto- pilot mode, as they returned from a fishing trip near Coronado Island when they woke up around midnight and realized the surf was pushing their boat into a cave.They were able to make a distress call, but it took crews around an hour to find the cave, which was near the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant, reports said.The U.S. Coast Guard responded, but found their vessel was to large to enter the cave and the two men were eventually rescued by San Diego lifeguards.No injuries were reported.San Diego Fire Department lifeguard 2 Paul Nowakowski took the incredible video and was one of the three lifeguards who participated in the rescue. Lifeguards rescue two men trapped inside cave near Point Loma September 6, 2019 Updated: 9:13 AMcenter_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: September 6, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

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