Twitter NewsBreaking newsMan rescued from quay wall at ShannonBy Staff Reporter – September 24, 2015 615 Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A YOUNG man has been rescued from the waters edge in Limerick after reports were made of him threatening to enter the water at Bishop’s Quay this Thursday lunchtime.Shortly after a 1:35pm Limerick City Fire and Rescue Service responded to an alert at the River Shannon at the quays behind Henry Street Garda station.Three units of Limerick Fire Service responded.Members of the Limerick Marine Search and Rescue who were on the river as part of a training exercise, also attended the quay wall and spoke to the young man.Gardai together with the other emergency responders, talked the young man down and brought him into custody for his own safety and is to be assessed by medical staff.HELPLINESSamaritans 116 123 or email [email protected] Console 1800 247 247 – (suicide prevention, self-harm, bereavement) Aware 1890 303 302 (depression, anxiety) Pieta House 01 601 0000 or email [email protected] – (suicide, self-harm) Teen-Line Ireland 1800 833 634 (for ages 13 to 19) Childline 1800 66 66 66 (for under 18s)Walk in my shoes helpline (01) 249 3596 Facebook Email Print Linkedin Advertisement WhatsApp Previous articleO’Donovan and Neville chosen as County candidatesNext articleGAA – Hurling Double Header Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie
Published on October 17, 2015 at 10:31 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Zaire Franklin lay flat on his back in the end zone. Oliver Vigille’s right hand extended to help him up and the Syracuse linebackers were quickly engulfed. Virginia’s bench emptied after Jordan Ellis ran in the game-winning touchdown in the third overtime and the ensuing fireworks left a thin cloud of smoke creeping over Scott Stadium’s southeast end zone.Cole Murphy, whose second missed field goal came on a 48-yarder in the third overtime, trailed almost all the Syracuse players jogging into the tunnel. He tapped hands with the first three Virginia players he passed before drifting into the celebration with his helmet in one hand.From Eric Dungey’s hurdling touchdown over Quin Blanding with 25 seconds left in the first half to Virginia’s timeout with two seconds left in the game, Syracuse led. A sluggish start erased by a 21-point second quarter. A defense revived after allowing 45 points against one-win South Florida. A freshman quarterback pioneering two overtime drives that finished with passing touchdowns.But ultimately, an embattled Syracuse defense, which succumbed to a 19-play, game-tying drive late in the fourth quarter, couldn’t salvage Murphy’s second miss in SU’s (3-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) third consecutive loss, a 44-38, triple-overtime defeat to Virginia (2-4, 1-1) on Saturday night.“Just disappointment,” Franklin said. “… And when he crossed the goal line it was set in stone.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs Dungey escaped the pocket and elevated his right leg first, then his left, clearing an All-ACC safety in the process, it defied everything SU head coach Scott Shafer had told him.In high school, Dungey was penalized for jumping over players and when he was being recruited, Shafer instructed him not to hurdle defenders anymore. Earlier in the week, Shafer stressed that Dungey needed to learn how to throw the ball away instead of scramble.“They want me sliding and not taking any shots,” Dungey said. “It’s not really in my nature.”For almost a full half, it looked as if Syracuse’s medium chunk by medium chunk offensive approach, led by the freshman signal-caller, would puncture a defense that backed off on wide receivers. Dungey had 18 rush attempts and 16 completions in the game, all for 21 yards or less. Aside from a deep ball to Steve Ishmael that drew a defensive pass interference call, Syracuse never reaped the benefits of a shot downfield.And as Dungey’s fourth-quarter pass fell well in front of a twisting and turning Brisly Estime, it set up a 6:52, 88-yard drive for the Cavaliers that drained an Orange defense grasping to its last breath.“Throughout the drive, we put them in second down and long, third down and long opportunities,” Franklin said. “We had technique problems, stupid penalties, and we have to get off the field on third down, especially in that situation.”A Dungey 7-yard pass to Ervin Philips was matched with a 36-yard exploitation of SU cornerback Julian Whigham to send the game to a second overtime. Then a tip-toeing Steve Ishmael score matched a 13-yard Taquan Mizzell run.Punch-for-punch, Syracuse kept afloat a game it had almost let slip away. A freshman quarterback picking up for a defense that was crumbling once again. And a Syracuse team clinging to arguably its most winnable game remaining on a schedule it’ll likely have to squeak out wins on to sniff bowl eligibility.But as Murphy’s 48-yard attempt fluttered wide right, an elated Virginia team then marched from the 25-yard line to the doorstep of the end zone it would soon flood.Shafer insists there’s no “uh-oh” feelings about a three-game losing streak since life is too short to have them. Franklin doesn’t feel like Syracuse is a 3-3 team. Whigham says the emotional toll of a triple-overtime loss only lasts a couple hours before turning the page.But now, a murky, grey cloud hangs over Syracuse’s season, too.“Just would like to come up with a victory next time,” Shafer said with edge. “So we’ll get on that airplane, get home and get to work on Pitt.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
The Guyana-based Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat have signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) providing for further cooperation in a number of areas including justice, crime and security as well as climate change.CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque and Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland signed the MOU, which will facilitate joint implementation of programs and projects while harnessing the experience and resources of the two organizations. A statement issued following the signing ceremony on Thursday noted that the accord will build on areas of interest agreed to in an earlier MOU, signed in 1996.Areas of cooperationIt said the areas of cooperation will include, the economy, supporting more inclusive economic growth and sustainable development as well as climate change, strengthening the resilience of small and other vulnerable states, including adaptation and mitigation against climate change.The MOU will also provide for cooperation in justice reform, promoting more effective, efficient and equitable public governance as well as crime and security, promoting the development and implementation of programs aimed at combatting crime and enhancing citizen security.The statement noted that in the area of youth, sports and gender, there will be the promotion of increased youth development through education and employment and develop programs to promote sports and women’s rights.
Submitted by Healthy Future PediatricsIf your child is soon to be off to college, congratulations. You have likely put considerable time and effort into raising your child to the point where he or she is now taking the first steps as an independent adult. While for most this will be a wonderful and rewarding experience, for a few it will be a disaster. Here are some suggestions to help make sure your son or daughter have a safe and successful college experience.Talk about Alcohol Even at the best of schools underage drinking is common. Sadly every year a number of young college students drink themselves to death. While some will die in alcohol related accidents other will die from the direct toxic effects of drinking too much alcohol too fast. Giving your child some basic information about alcohol could make a big difference. A 12 ounce can of beer and a 5 ounce glass of wine contain one half ounce of ethanol. On the other hand just 1.5 ounces of Vodka (or any other 80 proof distilled spirits) contains the same amount. It is no surprise that alcohol poisoning is more commonly associated with drinking hard liquors. Drinking games can lead to a large volume to be consumed in a short amount of time. As the alcohol enters the blood stream the blood alcohol level quickly rises to the point the person passes out. What looks like someone taking a nap can be the first step toward dying. The alcohol decreases the drive to breathe and makes coughing or guarding the airway more difficult. A seizure or aspirating vomit is a life threatening event that few are apt to notice in the circumstances where this happens.Roughly a human body can detoxify a half ounce of alcohol per hour. Absorption is quicker if the drink is carbonated. The blood alcohol level varies by the size of the person and what they are drinking. Advise your child not to drink alcohol, but if he or she does, then make sure your child is smart about it. Remind them to avoid hard liquor and pace themselves. There are now applications that run on phones that can calculate the blood alcohol level with surprising accuracy ( DrinkTracker – http://www.slappme.com/ ).Get VaccinatedMany colleges request information on vaccination before entry. It is most common that schools require proof of Measles vaccination (the students need two MMR vaccinations) and a Meningococcal vaccine. Don’t think just because these are the requirements that there is nothing more to consider. I find most college students have had two MMR vaccinations since it’s required for entry to public schools. What most don’t know is that the protection from the Meningococcal vaccine (MCV4, Menactra, Menevo, Menimmune) wears off in five years. It is now recommended that students get a second Meningococcal vaccination before entering college or the military. It’s a really good idea. Meningococcus is a bacterium that circulates in large groups of people such as those living in dorms and barracks. When it strikes it can cause death within hours. It is a truly frightening disease. The vaccine is the best protection we have to avoid it.Human Papilloma Virus or HPV is common among young sexually active people. Estimates are that 40% of sexually active college students are infected. These are wart viruses that in the early stages show no outward sign of infection. It is spread through many types of contact, not just intercourse. HPV gets around. Some types are associated with types of cancer while others cause genital warts. HPV vaccine is safe and effective, but to be protected your child will need a series of vaccinations before they go to college.Influenza vaccination may not strike many as that important. It’s just the flu. Well as someone who sees patients with “just the flu” I have to tell you it scares the heck out of me. Influenza is a respiratory virus. Primarily it affects your lungs. Your nightmare scenario is that your child gets pneumonia as a consequence of getting influenza. This can easily result in a hospital stay and there are a small but real number of perfectly healthy people who die of influenza each year. Every year hundreds of millions of doses of flu vaccine are given. We have more safety data on influenza vaccine than any vaccine given. By every quality measure it is a safe and effective vaccine. Make sure your child gets the flu vaccine.Sex HappensEven if you’re certain your child is not currently sexually active it would be wise to make sure they are prepared. While condoms are the best tool for preventing sexually transmitted disease, if your child chooses to become sexually active, in teenage populations, when used as the sole method of birth control, condoms are only 50% effective. This is a very fertile population. Tell your college student about Plan B. This is a tablet available at pharmacies often without prescription that is taken by the female partner if there is unprotected sex or a condom failure. It can reduce unintended pregnancy by up to 80% when taken soon after sexual contact. Make sure a supply of both condoms and Plan B accompanies your child to college. Replenish the supply without question at every opportunity.Sleep is really, really importantThe recommended amount of sleep for a teenager is 9 to 9.25 hours. Few get the recommended amount of sleep and it does have a negative impact. Chronic sleep deprivation increases the risk for depression. Every year I hear a story on the news about a college student committing suicide. I often wonder if these cases could have been prevented by something as simple as getting enough sleep. Our society sends insane messages about sleep. As if the answer was as simple as an unending supply of 5 Hour Energy. What a joke. Students often stay up studying for a final exam or to get a project done at the last minute. The problem can come the next day when they decide to drive home. Driving with too little sleep is the second leading cause of car accidents. Research shows that a driver who is tired can be as impaired as someone who has been drinking but feels as if they can drive fine. I think of this every time I read about a fatal car accident where the driver crossed the center line or failed to make a curve. Why did that happen?Healthy Future Pediatrics3023 Pacific Ave SEOlympia, WA 98506360.528.4220 Facebook0Tweet0Pin0
So close, but yet so far away for the Nelson Selects at the B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup U15 Boy’s tournament Sunday in Aldergrove.The Selects watched as Prospect Lake score the lone goal of the second half of the final round robin game to edge Nelson 2-1 and knock the Kootenay/Columbia reps out of the gold medal game and into the consolation round.Nelson did not rebound from the heartbreaking defeated, dropping another 2-1 decision to Chilliwack in the fifth/sixth-place contest.“Nelson matched up very well with some of the best teams in the province,” said Dan Szabo of the U15 coaching staff.“And although were disappointed with sixth in the eight-team tourney, the margin between those who played for medals and the others was very tight.”“(This was a) good, competitive tournament,” he added.As in any eight-team tourney that uses a round robin format to determine the finalists, one game can make a huge difference.Which is definitely what happened to the Selects.Sitting in the driver’s seat after scoring a 2-2 against South Burnaby and registering a 5-0 blowout of Williams Lake, the Reps stumbled against Prospect Lake.A goal in the 71st minute was too much for the Selects to overcome.Prospect Lake opened the scoring in the 25th minutes off a corner kick.However, Nelson rebounded minutes later when convert a perfect cross form James Miller to even the count at 1-1 heading into halftime.Nelson pressed for the equalizer but could not crack the Prospect Lake defence. The Selects opened with a deserving 2-2 draw against pre-tourney favourite South Burnaby.Trailing 2-0 at halftime, the Reps got goals from Micah May and Nicholas Wethal to surprise Burnaby.Spencer Szabo assisted both markers.Friday Nelson looked like world-beaters after blasting Williams Lake 5-0.Nolan Percival, with his first of two in the game, and Jimmy Johnson scored in the first half for Nelson.Percival, Miller and Owen Thurston completed the scoring in the second.In the consolation round against Chilliwack, a couple of mistakes erased a 1-0 Nelson lead allowing the Fraser Valley squad to escape with the one-goal victory.CCB Elite (Whalley) defeated South Burnaby 2-0 to capture the gold medal while Vernon edged Prospect Lake 3-2 to claim the bronze.U16 & U18 Boys finish fourth and seventh, respectivelyShuswap FC of Salmon Arm scored the only goal of the game en route to 1-0 win in the bronze medal of the B.C. Provincial B U16 Boy’s Cup Sunday in Aldergrove.Much like their younger cousins, U15 boys, the U16 squad lost in the final round robin game 1-0 to Douglas Park Blue Rangers to drop into the bronze medal game.The Selects opened with a 1-1 tie against Comox Valley Red Devils before Quesnel Strikers 1-0 Friday.Meanwhile, the U18 boys struggled out the gate with draws against North Delta and Prince George.In the final round robin game Saturday, Nelson lost 3-2 to Saanich to fall to fourth spot in the Group B standings.Nelson responded in the final match to blast host Aldergrove 5-1.
Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ NLEX to replace injured import Olu Ashaolu Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ANTIPOLO—TNT head coach Nash Racela was unimpressed to say the least when it came to his import Michael Glover during their opening day game in the PBA Governors’ Cup.Racela’s team got blindsided, 103-90, by NLEX Friday at Ynares Center here and much of that was due to Glover’s lack of production.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Glover, who played for 30 minutes, only had measly 11 points on 4-of-12 shooting with 15 rebounds.“Of course, we expect more, always expect more, 11 and 15 are not the numbers that you want,” said Racela.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’In comparison, NLEX’ Oluseyi Ashaolu, who was nursing a sore right knee, put up 33 points and grabbed 23 boards in 42 minutes of play.Racela said it was Ashaolu who was the anchor and the heart of the Road Warriors. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I think it was very obvious, the opposing import overpowered everyone so I think he put in good numbers and I heard he’s even injured so that was just great performance,” said Racela.“That’s a great character and I think he inspired the locals that led them to have good performances also.”Mac Tallo, who was a former KaTropa, was the Robin to Ashaolu’s Batman after scoring 16 points while Larry Fonacier and PBA returnee Philip Paniamogan had 14 and 11 points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View comments
Every pupil knows that pupils constrict in bright light and dilate in dim light, but how? Physiologists had assumed the retina signalled the iris muscles, but now it appears there is an independent mechanism in the iris itself, at least in birds, and probably in mammals, too. A report in EurekAlert summarizes a finding from Washington School of Medicine published in Science:1 “Working with embryonic chicken eyes, Washington University ophthalmology researchers found that cryptochrome allows the pupil to react independently from light-sensitive photoreceptor cells at the back of the eye.” Cryptochrome is a protein distinct from the opsin family of proteins usually involved in light response. This molecule is apparently acting like a light meter on the camera. A light meter doesn’t take a picture but helps the camera receive the proper amount of light. Experiments suggested “it is as if the light meter of the eye is controlling the pupil without vision being involved. In the mouse, the meter is located in the retina and primarily uses melanopsin to do its work with cryptochrome proteins amplifying the signal. In the chick, it is as if the light meter is contained in the pupil itself.” The team is trying to determine if this mechanism works in human eyes also. They make no mention of evolution, other than indirectly to suggest, “These data characterize a non-opsin photoreception mechanism in a vertebrate eye and suggest a conserved [i.e., unevolved] photoreceptive role for cryptochromes in vertebrates.”1Daniel Tu et al., “Nonvisual Photoreception in the Chick Iris,” Science, Vol 306, Issue 5693, 129-131, 1 October 2004, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1101484].The less we take things in the body for granted, the more we see exquisite mechanisms working together to achieve complex functions that could rightly be described as ultra-high-tech. Humans only designed auto-exposure cameras in relatively recent times, after a lot of intelligent design. Who designed opsins and crytochromes, and all the signalling and response mechanisms that cause them to make muscles, larger by orders of magnitude, respond rapidly to shifting quantities of light? The human iris is far more complex than any Nikon aperture. Yet it is only one of several automatic mechanisms on our stereo camcorders that provides a dynamic range of 10 million to one and transfers data at a gigabyte per second. When a feeble little chick hatches out of the egg and sees the world for the first time, its automatic light meters are already working. For more on the complexity of the eye, see this description by Dr. Howard Glickman(Visited 25 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Dr Jeff Chen and technical officer SamuelMabakane at work on South Africa’ssupercomputer, the biggest computer inAfrica, housed at the Centre for HighPerformance Computing in Observatory,Cape Town. (Image: Jeffrey Barbee,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more freephotos, visit the image library)MEDIA CONTACTS• Professor Dr Magdy M Abdel Wahab Purdue Terrestrial Observatory director• Dr Gilbert Rochon Associate vice president for collaborativeresearch, Purdue UniversityUSEFUL LINKS• Purdue Terrestrial Observatory• Nato Science for Peace and Security• 2009 IEEE International Geoscience andRemote Sensing Symposium• Centre for High Performance Computing• National Authority for Remote Sensingand Space SciencesRELATED ARTICLES• Open source SA supercomputer• R50m for new research posts• African eyes on the universe • SKA to reveal universe’s secretsJanine ErasmusSouth Africa and Egypt have pooled their supercomputer capabilities and expertise to help develop a quicker response time to disasters on the continent.The two countries are collaborating on the development of the two Kamal Ewida receiving stations, part of the state-of-the-art Kamal Ewida Earth Observatory in Egypt.The new observatory will provide rapid real-time processing for the masses of data received from satellites monitoring Africa. It will also serve as an early warning system for continental disasters such as flooding, famine, earthquakes, terrorism and epidemics, with the intention of mitigating their effects.Kamal Ewida is modelled on the terrestrial observatory at Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue’s facility uses the talents of people from 20 departments from the schools of science, agriculture, technology and engineering.Dr Gilbert Rochon, associate vice president for collaborative research in Purdue university’s information technology department, announced the African project at the recent 2009 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium.This event, held for the first time ever on African soil, took place during July 2009 in Cape Town under the auspices of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.According to Rochon, Purdue’s observatory provides an ideal model because of its years of experience in collecting, archiving and interpreting high-resolution data from satellites and other sources.Monitoring disease triggersOne Kamal Ewida receiving station will track orbiting satellites, while the other will monitor geostationary satellites.The receiving stations are important, explained Rochon, because they can also detect environmental triggers for severe health threats such as malaria, sleeping sickness, leishmaniasis – a parasitic disease spread by sand flies – and heartwater, a ruminant disease spread by ticks.These diseases have a far-reaching economic as well as a social impact and to catch outbreaks in time could save many lives as well as money.Super computing powerEgypt’s National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (Narss) and South Africa’s Centre for High Performance Computing are the computing partners in the project.The two, with their trillion-multiplications-per-second IBM Blue Gene supercomputers, are currently the only two private sector facilities on the continent with the capability to handle the massive data-processing task.It is expected that by the time the 2010 Fifa World Cup kicks off in June, basic infrastructure such as receiving dishes, computers and software will be in operation at Kamal Ewida.Academic partners include Cairo University and the 1 020-year-old Al-Azhar University, also located in Cairo. In addition, the Kandili Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute at Istanbul’s Boğaziçi University is contributing to the project.International expertiseLike the fledgling Kamal Ewida observatory, Purdue’s observatory also uses two receiving stations to collect data from satellites and other remote sensing devices, which are then used by researchers to track natural disasters and those caused by human activity.Kamal Ewida is funded mostly by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) through its Science for Peace and Security programme. This initiative gathers the expertise of its ally countries, and other countries in the Eastern European and Mediterranean regions, for projects that focus on environmental sustainability, security, and other important global issues.Nato is providing US$78 000 (R608 000) in 2009, with a further $315 000 (R2.45-million) over the next three years. The Egyptian government is also a funding partner.Rapid responseThe Centre for High Performance Computing, on the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research campus in Cape Town, has the capability to download information in the seven seconds it takes for a satellite to pass over Africa.In addition to the Blue Gene, the centre also has a 27-teraflop Sun Microsystems supercomputer, powered by a Sun Enterprise M9000 server and running on open-source software.The Aswan-based receiving station run by Narss receives data for Africa, the Middle East and southern Europe. Narss’s activities include studies on natural resource management, aerial photography, and the application of satellite data in projects relating to environmental studies, geological surveys, mineral exploration, soil classification, and planning of tourist projects, among others.• Do you have any queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]
“While attention to content delivery channels is vital to the future of newspapers, our focus must equally be on ensuring that high editorial standards and ethics are upheld and that young readers are introduced to the joy and power that news and information can bring,” she said. Ireton is a seasoned newspaper professional with more than 20 years’ experience on South Africa’s top newspapers, including the Sunday Times and Business Day, where she worked as a journalist, editorial manager and chief operations officer. 26 January 2012 The Forum runs the Editors Weblog and organises several conferences and study tours, including an annual Newsroom Summit and its flagship event: the World Editors Forum Conference, intended for chief editors and other senior executives, a unique annual occasion for dialogue, debate and idea-exchange on the changing business of editing newspapers. “The World Editors Forum needs to build on its role as the leadership hub for editors by providing meaningful spaces, both physical and virtual, for editors to share intelligence, innovative ideas and their experiences with their peers,” Ireton said in a statement this week. WAN-IFRA, based in Paris, France, and Darmstadt, Germany, with subsidiaries in Singapore, India, Spain, France and Sweden, is the global organisation of the world’s newspapers and news publishers. “Our interest must be in helping editors of news organisations lead change that builds loyal readership, strengthens titles and news brands. For the past six years she has been based in London, consulting on media matters to a variety of international organisations and governments. Cherilyn Ireton, a South African editor and successful senior manager at some of the country’s top newspapers, has been appointed executive director of the World Editors Forum, the global organisation for editors within the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). A unique annual occasion Ireton is the first woman to head the World Editors Forum, which was created in 1994 as a unique global network for exchanging ideas on newsroom management, editorial quality, online strategies and press freedom issues. The World Editors Forum conference is held annually alongside the World Newspaper Congress. Together the meetings are the global annual summit meetings of the world’s press. It represents more than 18 000 publications, 15 000 online sites and over 3 000 companies in more than 120 countries. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material