LIMERICK via Galway via Glasgow band Fonda are Liam O’Connor guitar and vocals, Laura Kelly bass and vocals and Patrick Bourke on drums. The trio are only into their second year and released the fine debut EP ‘Social Services’ in 2015.But it is the new release ‘Dreaming’ from their upcoming second EP that has raised the bar by some distance.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The song was recorded by Jack Glacken and mastered at WAV Mastered by Richard Dowling. The video was filmed in Limerick’s legendary indie haunt Costello’s Tavern.If Fonda can make writing a song as good as ‘Dreaming’ look this effortless, what more gems do they have in the making?Well worth getting down early to Kasbah Social Club this Tuesday August 16 to see the band support LA’s Gun Outfit. Facebook Previous articleAcademy is answer to Limerick prayersNext articleThat’s not Imelda May!! ……. Ready for a game changer? Eric Fitzgeraldhttp://www.limerickpost.ieEric writes for the Entertainment Pages of Limerick Post Newspaper and edits the music blog www.musiclimerick.com where you can watch and listen to music happening in the city and beyond. Print Email Linkedin WhatsApp Twitter News#video #musiclimerick FONDA ‘Dreaming’By Eric Fitzgerald – August 11, 2016 883 Advertisement
A Minneapolis judge has set the bail for the former officer accused in the death of George Floyd at $1 million.The decision was made Monday afternoon via a partically, virtual hearing.Derek Chauvin appeared at the hearing virtually from Oak Park Heights’ maximum security prison but he, nor his attorney, contested the bail which was initially set at $500,000.Chauvin is facing third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges after kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nearly 9 minutes while Floyd laid on his stomach with his hands cuffed behind his back.Three other officers who were also present during the arrest, have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder. The other officers are currently being held at Hennepin County jail on $750,000 bond, according to the Associated Press.
http://portal.midatlanticocean.org/By Jenna Moldaver |POINT PLEASANT – The Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal is a publicly available online tool that consolidates data and provides visual representations of ocean resources.It can be accessed at portal.midatlanticocean.org. The mapping and visualization technology is available for free use in the five mid-Atlantic states, from New York in the north to Virginia in the south. The portal includes data in 12 categories, including marine life, recreation, oceanography, renewable energy and fishing.In July, the American Littoral Society offered a free public workshop at Jenkinson’s Aquarium to introduce the portal and talk about ocean planning and management of the New Jersey coast. The event was led by American Littoral Society member Helen Henderson and Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute’s Karl Vilacoba. There were 17 attendees, including biologists, engineers and members of Clean Ocean Action.Following the Trump Administration’s replacement of the National Ocean Policy in June, whichcut federal involvement in ocean planning and reprioritized extractive resources over the maintenance of ocean ecosystems, environmental groups are examining the potential impact on regional ocean plans, and advocating for state and local support for ocean planning in the future.The goal of the portal is to advance the priorities of the mid-Atlantic states, which include preparing coastal communities for changing ocean conditions like sea level rises and generating data on offshore habitats for job creation.Professionals from the Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute, Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School and Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis, The Nature Conservatory and Ecotrust actively work as a team in collaboration with the Mid-Atlantic Region Ocean Council representatives from New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia to manage the portal and facilitate ocean planning in these areas.Vilacoba explained that the tool can be read almost like a weather map, with different colors signifying amounts of activity. Introducing the marine life category, Vilacoba noted the specificity and depth of the data.“It shows specific groups and species here,” he said. Vilacoba also noted that in many categories, data goes back as far as 20 years. In total, the site contains over 3,000 maps.The tool also invites its users to import data, which requires embedding a link from an online source with records of the findings.This is not the first time Jersey Shore residents have been called to participate in a crowdsourcing effort to preserve environmental conditions in the region. In 2016, the New Jersey Environmental Protection Agency enforced littering laws by introducing an app that allows users to report on conditions in their area. Much like that, this portal relies on the public to submit data and engage with local environmental problems.“The data must be published,” said Vilacoba. However, with the portal accessible to anyone interested, the availability of information and thus the productivity of ocean planning is hopeful in the mid-Atlantic region.Participants in the workshop experienced themselves just how accessible this tool is. They each either logged in to or signed up for the portal as part of the presentation and experimented with the tools in guided exercises.Despite legislative barriers, regional efforts reaffirm the strength of state and local interest in advancing ocean planning and prioritizing healthy marine economies and ecosystems.This article was first published in the Sept. 6-13, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.
FAVORED SENSITIVELY FALLS AFTER WIRE, SENDING TALAMO TO HOSPITAL FOR EXAMARCADIA, Calif. (April 5, 2015)–Enchanting Lady cut back in distance, took a steep drop in class and responded with a 2 ¼ length win in Sunday’s $75,000 Santa Paula Stakes and in less than 24 hours, reunited the winning Santa Anita Derby connections of trainer Bob Baffert, owner Kaleem Shah and jockey Martin Garcia. Breaking from the outside in a field of six 3-year-old fillies, Enchanting Lady stalked favored Sensitively into the far turn, took the lead approaching the quarter pole and finished up 6 ½ furlongs in 1:15.01.“The last few days have been a lot fun,” said Shah. “I named this filly after my wife and she really came through today. I had a lot of confidence coming into today. Bob told me she’s good sprinting and hopefully she can continue to move forward off of this.”A rousing 6 ¼ length winner of the 5 ½ furlong Landaluce Stakes as a maiden on June 22, Enchanting Lady came off the bench to run fifth in the Grade III, 1 1/16 miles Santa Ysabel Stakes Feb. 28. The second choice in the wagering at 3-1, she paid $8.60, $4.20 and $2.80. The Santa Paula was her second win from four tries and with the winner’s share of $46,080, she increased her earnings to $134,280.I think she wants to run six, six and half, or seven (furlongs),” said Garcia. “When she ran the other day, she really needed that race and it helped. We had good results today.”Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer and ridden by Mike Smith, Tara’s Tango was second best, finishing three lengths clear of Ben’s Duchess. Off at 3-1, Tara’s Tango paid $4.80 and $3.20.Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, Ben’s Duchess finished third at 5-1 and paid $3.60 to show.Ridden by Joe Talamo, Sensitively, who was off at 6-5, stopped badly a furlong out and fell shortly past the wire, unseating Talamo, who was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena for examination. Sensitively got up right away and appeared uninjured.Racing resumes at Santa Anita on Thursday, with first post time at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m. –30–
Singer and songwriter Robin Thicke enjoyed a day at the races for San Antonio Stakes Day. He was seen in the Paddock, the Suites at Santa Anita and brought his kids to the Family Fun Zone for pony rides, the jumpers and face painting.Thicke attended the races with girlfriend, April Geary. People noted, “Posing for a photo on park’s official Instagram, the couple beamed with their arms around each other.”Via People.
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27 February 2009 Karoo site visit The European Commission’s Dr Robert-Jam Smits confirmed the European Union’s support for the project, because of its enormous potential to shift the frontiers of knowledge, and called on SKA project leaders to broaden the political support for the project in more countries around the world. The two countries shortlisted to host the SKA are South Africa and Australia, and both are building radio telescopes (called “pathfinders”) to contribute to the SKA technology. Both pathfinder telescopes will be premier telescopes in their own right. Delegates attending the Square Kilometre Array Forum in Cape Town this week believe the global economic crisis will not have a negative impact on the radio telescope project, saying it presents a unique opportunity to invest in critical science and infrastructure skills. “It often produces new technologies which later give rise to innovations and products which can be commercialised, which we can’t predict at this stage.” Speakers at the forum – the highlight of two weeks of specialist meetings focusing on the design, construction and science goals of the telescope – argued that countries that would recover best from the economic malaise were those which invested in the future. European Union support Already 19 countries and 55 scientific institutions are involved in the SKA project, and several more countries are expected to join the consortium soon. The SKA will consist of thousands of dishes and other collecting devices, spread over a vast area, but working together as one instrument with a joint receiving surface of one square kilometre. Cutting edge technologies and computing power like never before will make it a true “time machine”, able to detect very faint celestial signals in order to look back to the early universe. Preceding the Forum, 60 astronomers and funding agency representatives visited South Africa’s site in the Karoo, in the Northern Cape Province, and everyone was tremendously impressed by the progress on the infrastructure and facilities in place. Cutting edge technologies “Telescopes look at very weak signals and so we need to push the limits of technology,” said SKA South Africa project director Dr Bernie Fanaroff, adding that the project presented a new way of looking at development. He pointed out that only 20-30% of astronomy was about understanding the universe, with the biggest challenge being training people. Construction on the SKA should start in 2013 and early SKA science will be done from 2017 onwards. South Africa has begun construction on the Karoo Array Telescope (called MeerKAT) and the Australians are working on the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP). Because of the complementary nature of the two telescopes, the two countries announced a collaborative venture on science programmes at the forum. SAinfo reporter If the SKA is built in South Africa, it will have outstations in at least eight other African countries, and these African partners were also at the forum to re-affirm their commitment to this project and to plan with the South African project team for future SKA preparations in their countries. Before the final site for the SKA can be announced between 2011 and 2012, many more studies will be done to compare radio frequency interference, configuration, availability and cost of infrastructure, cost of construction and life-cycle costs for the South African and Australian sites. Professor Malcolm Longair, an eminent cosmologist from Cambridge University in the UK supported the view, adding that the SKA project would open up a new era in astrophysics and cosmology for all astronomers and had huge potential for new discoveries. “South Africa probably has a cost advantage and we also have excellent legislation to protect our site from radio frequency interference, now and in the future,” Fanaroff said. “What will definitely improve our chances is to be able to show that South Africans are behind this bid, as they were in the Football World Cup bid.” “Once the SKA comes online, its computing power will be equal to all the people on the planet doing a billion calculations per second all at the same time,” explained IBM’s Dr Bruce Elmegreen. “The world’s current and future challenges demand scientific thinkers and technological innovation,” said Professor John Womersley of the Science and Technology Facilities Council in the UK. “The quickest way to get out of the economic dilemma is to be able to evolve scientifically, and that requires a scientifically trained workforce.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
20 June 2013 South Africa’s current account deficit narrowed from 6.5% in the fourth quarter of 2012 to 5.8% of gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter of 2013, the Reserve Bank said on Wednesday. “With the value of merchandise exports advancing at a slightly firmer pace compared to merchandise imports, the trade deficit narrowed from R86.1-billion in the fourth quarter of 2012 to R78.2-billion in the first quarter of 2013,” the central bank said in its June quarterly bulletin. Consistent with the pick-up in world economic activity, global trade volumes gained further momentum in the first quarter of 2013. The shortfall on South Africa’s services, income and current transfer account with the rest of the world, which had remained broadly unchanged since the second quarter of 2012, improved markedly in the first quarter of 2013, supporting the improvement in the country’s trade balance. “Consequently, the deficit on the current account of the balance of payments narrowed from R212.6-billion in the fourth quarter of 2012 to R190.9-billion in the first quarter of 2013,” the Bank said. “As a ratio of the country’s gross domestic product, the deficit came to 5.8 percent in the first quarter of 2013, noticeably lower than the 6.5 percent registered in the preceding quarter.” According to the bulletin, the volume of mining and manufactured goods exported from South Africa increased in the first quarter of 2013. “At the same time, the export earnings of South African producers continued to benefit from the lower exchange value of the rand which extended into the first quarter of 2013. As a result, the value of merchandise exports advanced by 11.9% to R800.1-billion in the first quarter of 2013, up from R715-billion in the fourth quarter of 2012,” the Bank said. Some analysts had expected the deficit to have risen sharply. Nedbank said the narrower deficit was encouraging, but said the shortfall still remained large and that the rand was still vulnerable. “The balance of payments will remain under pressure in 2013,” the Bank said. “Trade performance will remain lacklustre as long as the global environment remains unfavourable. More domestic production disruptions, mainly labour strikes, would add to the weak external trade account.” Nedbank added that general economic conditions remained weak. “Today’s numbers confirm that general economic conditions remain weak, with significant downside risks. Risks to the inflation outlook remain high due to further weakness of the rand. “We expect the Reserve Bank to continue striking a balance between weak growth and rising inflation by maintain its accommodative monetary policy stance well into 2014.” Source: SAnews.gov.za
Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now During a panel at Dreamforce earlier this month, IT managers from companies like Dell and Belkin discussed their migrations to the cloud. Everyone agreed that ERP would be the last set of applications they migrated to the cloud.Erply, along with other new ERP vendors like MyERP and ERPNext, are hoping to convince companies to make that move sooner than later. In an article on high-profile ERP project failures CIO cites Michael Krigsman on the potential of the cloud to improve the ERP experience:Krigsman sees “bright lights on the horizon,” such as the gradual emergence of cloud-based ERP, which can take the complexity out of upgrades for customers, as well as packaged services offerings, where the job gets a fixed price tag instead of being billed by the hour. In addition, such services are often based on well-established processes that have worked for many other customers, Krigsman said.This is exactly the approach Erply is taking by focusing on keeping its software simple and emphasizing only the features that its customers need.Like many of the current crop of enterprise startups marketing through app markets like Google Apps Marketplace, Erply has a freemium business model. Its paid accounts start at 55. Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… klint finley Tags:#enterprise#saas As 2010 draws to a close we’re taking a look at a few enterprise startups that show promise and that we haven’t covered on ReadWriteEnterprise.Erply is a Web-based ERP application with support for accounting, inventory, invoicing, CRM, e-commerce, POS and more. Erply is trying to compete with established ERP vendors by offering a dead-simple and affordable ERP solution targeted at retailers.Erply was a winner of Seedcamp 2009 where it received 50,000 in funding. The Estonian company has since raised $2 million, according to TechCrunch. It was also recently selected by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top ten European startups of the year.
PSG goalkeeper Areola: With or without Mourinho Man Utd dangerousby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola says they’ll be ready for Manchester United in their Champions League round of 16 tie.However, Areola also recognises they cannot underestimate United after the sacking of Jose Mourinho.He stated, “Manchester is a very big club with or without Mourinho.”They are back, they have a story, they know how to handle those moments. “We had difficulties during this group phase, we came out even bigger and we will be ready on the day.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say