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Man arrested after buildings in Limerick city centre allegedly damaged by…

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Gardaí discovered a gun during a search of the man’s city-centre apartment, after they received intelligence that buildings had been damaged by gunfire three weeks ago.A licensed rifle was seized during the search, and the firearm is being forensically examined by Garda ballistics officers at Garda Headquarters, in Dublin.Gardaí were alerted after a refrigeration unit, located on the roof of a building, which is used to cool food produce in a city-centre store was allegedly damaged by gunfire.Acting on information gardai obtained a search warrant and searched an apartment in the city, arrested a male occupant, and recovered the licensed gun.One strong line of enquiry being examined is that the man was firing out of his apartment window at birds.Gardaí do not suspect properties in the area were specifically targeted.Using a cherry picker, Gardaí examined the facades and rooftops of a number of properties in the Cecil Street, Catherine Street, and Roche’s Street areas, last Wednesday, May 6, as part of the ongoing investigation.A source at a commercial premises, which is based at one of the buildings believed to have been damaged, said they were aware of a Garda investigation into reports of shots being fired in the area.Gardaí have carried out painstaking forensic work on the case and are hopeful of bringing charges, said a reliable Garda source: “There is a lot of ballistics work involved and this will play a big part in the investigation.”When contacted about the matter, a garda spokesman confirmed that “Gardaí carried out a search at an apartment in Limerick City on the 14th April 2020 where they seized a licensed firearm”.The spokesman said, “Gardaí arrested a man, aged in his late 30s, in connection with the discharge of a firearm in Limerick City which caused damage to property”.“He was detained at Henry Street Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939.” TAGSAn Garda SíochánaCrimeLimerick City Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLISTEN: Aherne Reflects on Great Time with Aisling AnnacottyNext articleRoyal College of Physicians of Ireland call for pub outdoor areas to become non-smoking zones David Raleigh Woman arrested and €72,000 seized in Westbury WhatsApp Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Gardaí step up operations to tackle Limerick dognappers center_img Print Facebook The arrested man was released without charge pending the preparation of a Garda file to the Director of Public Prosecutions. Rape Crisis welcomes publication of O’Malley report New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience Linkedin NewsCrime & CourtMan arrested after buildings in Limerick city centre allegedly damaged by gunfireBy David Raleigh – May 11, 2020 1172 A man was arrested and questioned by Gardaí after a number of buildings in Limerick city centre were allegedly damaged by gunfire. Emaillast_img read more

PREMIERE: Swatkins & The Positive Agenda Debut Positively Funky First Track, “Couldn’t Hurt To Try” [Watch]

first_imgSwatkins & The Positive Agenda Tour Dates8/13 Rockwood Music Hall, NYC8/14 The Acoustic, Bridgeport CT8/15 Arch Street, Hartford CT8/16 Parish Public House, Albany NY8/17 Nectar’s, Burlington VT8/18 HOME, Portland MEView Upcoming Tour DatesYou can also catch Steve Swatkins at the upcoming Brooklyn Comes Alive, set to take place on September 29th at three fan-favorite venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive brings together more than 50 artists, allowing them to carry out passion projects, play with their musical heroes, and collaborate in never-before-seen formations. Each attendee receives a wristband that grants them access to every venue, which makes getting from set to set a breeze, recreating and paying homage to the club-hopping atmosphere of Jazz Fest by night.***Tickets On Sale Now***Swatkins will take part in not one, but two unique sets at 2018’s fourth-annual edition of Brooklyn Comes Alive. Steve will help an all-star lineup of artists pay tribute to Prince with Purple Party, reprising a massively successful late-night performance in New Orleans during this past year’s Jazz Fest. For this special Brooklyn tribute to Prince, the band will include MonoNeon (Prince), Robert “Sput” Searight (Snarky Puppy, Ghost Note), Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy, Ghost Note), Steve Swatkins (Allen Stone), Ryan Jalbert (The Motet), Lyle Divinsky (The Motet), Shira Elias (Turkuaz), Sammi Garett (Turkuaz), Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy), Mike “Maz” Maher (Snarky Puppy), Will Trask (Great American Taxi), Megan Letts (Mama Magnolia), and Casey Russell (Magic Beans). For more information and artist insight on the highly-anticipated Brooklyn Comes Alive debut of Purple Party, check out the band profile here.Swatkins will also take part in Soul Tracks, an old-school soul revue led by Turkuaz vocalist Shira Elias. Joining Swatkins and Elias for this soulful set will be Nikki Glaspie, Nick Cassarino, and Nate Edgar (The Nth Power), James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band), Lyle Divinsky (The Motet) and Joel Gonzalez.For more information about this one-of-a-kind live music experience, head to the Brooklyn Comes Alive website. Steve Swatkins has steadily made waves with his fiercely funky abilities behind the keyboards for years, making a name for himself both as a member of Allen Stone‘s band and as a thrilling special guest on a variety of projects. Now, the talkbox master has amassed a talented band of his own, Swatkins & The Positive Agenda, backed by drummer Tyrone Hendrix, bassist André Zapata, guitarists Peter Knudsen and Jimmy Russell, and Michael Elson on the Hammond B3 organ.Today, ahead of their Northeast run, Live For Live Music is thrilled to premiere the first full-band recording of Swatkins & The Positive Agenda—”Couldn’t Hurt To Try”, recorded live by Todd Gee of 366 Collective at The Falcon Arts Building studio in Portland, Oregon. The track, an irresistibly optimistic funk-soul cocktail that begs to be danced to, is just as infectious as you’d expect a Swatkins track to be.Explains Swatkins of the track,When you really believe strongly in something (like, for example, good music and the power of positivity), you know in your heart that you should try your absolute best, regardless of your inner critic telling you how much easier it would be to not try at all. We here at The Positive Agenda want to encourage you to give it a shot. Whatever that thing is you love very much but have been reluctant to expend effort towards… maybe it’s time to try. Couldn’t hurt. And remember to Have Your Most Best Time.Check out the live studio video of Swatkins & The Positive Agenda’s “Couldn’t Hurt To Try” below. Also, read on for more information about Steve Swatkins other upcoming projects and performances, including an all-star run with members of Turkuaz and Kung Fu.Swatkins & The Positive Agenda – “Couldn’t Hurt To Try” – Live at Falcon Arts[Video: Swatkins]The Positive Agenda will release music on all major streaming platforms later this year. Currently, Swatkins is bringing that positivity to the Northeast, with a run of shows featuring a band made up of Craig Brodhead (guitar, Turkuaz), Michelangelo Carubba (drums, Turkuaz), Beau Sasser (keys/bass, Kung Fu), and Moorea Masa (vocals).The run will see the all-star band performing across the Northeast, with the shows kicking off next week on August 13th at New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall. From there, the group will continue to Bridgeport, CT’s The Acoustic on the 14th; Hartford, CT’s Arch Street Tavern on the 15th; and Albany, NY’s Parish House on the 16th. To close things out, the band will perform at Burlington, Vermont’s iconic venue Nectar’s on August 17th ahead of the run-closing final performance at Portland, Maine’s HOME on August 18th.You can check out a list of Swatkins & The Positive Agenda’s upcoming Northeast dates below. For more information, or to grab your tickets to see Swatty in action, head to his website.last_img read more

La Mirada gets sweet revenge

first_imgNorco, which held a 9-6 advantage in shots, finished 13-3-2. “We really wanted to win this game,” Cope said. “We wanted to prove to (Norco) that we could go to the quarterfinals.” La Mirada showed it from the start. The Matadores controlled the ball early before getting a solid scoring chance in the 11th minute. The opportunity came after a foul was called on Norco just outside the penalty area. Senior captain Sha Wheeler then fired a hard shot on the free kick. The ball first glanced off Norco goalie Shawnda Fredrickson before ricochetting off the cross bar to a wide-open Cope. The senior easily put it to the right of Fredrickson for a 1-0 advantage. LA MIRADA – Revenge proved to be sweet for the La Mirada High School girls soccer team Tuesday. Senior midfielder Lauren Cope scored in the 11th minute and the Matadores survived several scoring opportunities by visiting Norco in the second half to score a 1-0 victory in a CIF-Southern Section Division III second-round game. La Mirada (17-9-2), which had lost to Norco earlier this season, earned a quarterfinal road game against either Garden Grove Pacifica or Chadwick on Thursday. It will be the Matadores’ second consecutive trip to the quarterfinals and their third in the past five years. center_img “It hit the cross bar, I think,” Cope said. “I really can’t remember. I was just in the moment and I hit it with by leg and it went in. “You have to be ready and put it in. And that’s what I did.” The early score fit into the game plan of the Matadores and coach Dennis Guerra. “My defense, I have one sophomore and four seniors,” Guerra said. “So, we’re solid at defense. “We want the lead. If we get the early lead, we’re able to control (the ball) and play it.” Norco, the No. 1 team from the Mountain View League, didn’t actually quit trying, however. The Cougars peppered the attacking zone for much of the second half only to be denied at every turn. Norco’s best chance came in the 52nd minute. Forward Megan Lopez dribbled down the side of the penalty area and directed a crossing pass to midfielder Amanda Koman. But La Mirada’s Julie Reich deflected the attempt, which was grabbed by keeper Kiki Salazar to preserve the 1-0 lead. Salazar had three saves. The Cougars also had solid chances in the 68th and 75th minutes. On the first attempt, Caitlin Villareal got loose down the side before sending the ball to Courtney Inglis, who was about 10 yards out and took a shot that went wide. Audrey Ameduri had a chance down the side in the 75th minute, but La Mirada’s Tatiana Cortez recovered to deflect the ball for a corner kick. Nichole Smith’s crossing pass first was cleared by Wheeler, but the ball went right to Julie Falksen at the top of the penalty area. Her shot was straight on but high. “They are an offensive team, and they were pressuring us. But we held on,” Guerra said. “I told the girls, `Just don’t give them anything open, pressure them, and make them make the great play and allow your keeper a chance to make a great save.’ ” [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3061 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Concerns with continuous soybeans in 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With the likelihood of 2018 farm economics again favoring soybean production, soybeans being planted after soybeans could be on the rise this spring.With consecutive years of soybean production, yield potential declines and the potential need for additional inputs and precautions increases.“Agronomically, we never like to see beans after beans, but when it gets into your back pocket sometimes we have to do some things differently,” said Mike Earley, Seed Consultants, Inc. agronomist. “We need to make sure to not plant the same variety in the same field back to back. If we get into continuous beans for multiple years we need to do a lot more scouting and chances are we are going to need some fungicide applications because of a lot more disease pressure in the fields.”In addition to increased potential for soybean issues including Phytophthora, white mold and frogeye leaf spot, more soybeans could also mean more yield loss to soybean cyst nematode (SCN). The silent robber of soybean yields has been on the rise and has been found in over 60% of Ohio soybean fields, according to Ohio State University Extension. SCN yield losses of 25% to 50% can take place with no above ground symptoms.Of course, the easiest way to combat SCN is crop rotation, but if that is not an option then variety selection becomes increasingly important.“Almost all of the soybean varieties sold to farmers in Ohio are labeled ‘Resistant to SCN,’ ‘Resistant to SCN Race 3’ or something similar. Most of the time, a variety labeled as SCN-resistant got its resistance from an ancestral soybean line called PI (Plant Introduction) 88788,” wrote Anne Dorrance, Laura Lindsey, Terry Niblack, and Chris Taylor with Ohio State University Extension in the CORN Newsletter. “This source of resistance was considered broad-spectrum, highly durable, and relatively easy to transfer into the new high-yielding varieties via traditional breeding practices, and that’s why most of our soybean varieties have this resistance. Based on data from hundreds of trials in locations throughout the Midwest, varieties that have this source of resistance will yield higher than similar varieties with no resistance even when SCN populations are low.”Testing for SCN also becomes increasingly important in fields of soybeans planted after soybeans. There are numerous labs that measure the SCN populations, including OSU’s own C. Wayne Ellett Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic. The latest fact sheet has contact information for each of these labs and management practices can be found at http://ohioline.osu.edu/ac-fact/pdf/0039.pdf.last_img read more

Kathua rape and murder case: HC issues notice to accused, J&K govt

first_imgThe Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday issued notice to the accused and the Jammu and Kashmir government on a petition seeking an enhancement of the sentence awarded to the convicts of rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu’s Kathua in 2018.A Bench of Justice Rajiv Sharma and H.S. Sidhu, while issuing the notice to the respondents, fixed the case for August 7.“The court has issued notice to all the accused and the State of Jammu and Kashmir in the matter,” lawyer of the victim’s family Utsav Bains told reporters.The girl from the nomadic Bakerwal community was kidnapped from Rasana area on January 10 in 2018 and found dead on January 17.The victim’s father had approached the High Court seeking an enhancement of the sentence awarded to six convicts. In his petition, he also challenged the acquittal of one accused.Last month, a special court in Pathankot sentenced three of the six men to life imprisonment and awarded five years in prison to the rest. One of the accused was acquitted.The victim’s father has pleaded that it’s a rarest of the rare cases and as per the standards set by the Supreme Court.last_img read more

Vowing to return, Rodman wraps up low-key Pyongyang visit

first_imgBacklash from Mayweather-McGregor will last years, says Duva Warmbier suffered severe brain damage while in custody. Doctors in Ohio described him as being in a state of “unresponsive wakefulness” but declined to discuss his outlook for improvement, saying such information would be kept confidential.U.S. and North Korean officials said Rodman played no role in freeing Warmbier and the timing of the release and Rodman’s arrival was a coincidence.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThree more American citizens remain in North Korean custody.During his visit, Rodman played basketball with men’s and women’s teams, visited the city zoo, met Olympic athletes and presented the country’s sports minister with a copy of President Donald Trump’s book, “The Art of the Deal.” The unsigned book, and a “Where’s Waldo” travel edition, were to be passed on to leader Kim Jong Un, who Rodman had met on previous visits in 2013 band 2014. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken View comments Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman leaves the Koryo hotel for Sunan International Airport on Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)PYONGYANG, North Korea — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, vowing to come back again soon, on Saturday wrapped up a low-key and incident-free visit to the North Korean capital.On his way to the airport, Rodman vowed to return and said his “thoughts and prayers” are with the family of Otto Warmbier, an American student who was arrested and imprisoned in the North for 17 months, then released just hours before Rodman’s arrival.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img MOST READ What ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rodman was on two seasons of Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” reality TV show.Rodman created a stir by arriving in the country with his small entourage all wearing clothing and hats featuring the name of a company specializing in a cybercurrency used to buy and sell marijuana.Marijuana is illegal in North Korea.His earlier trips generated a storm of publicity, especially when he regaled leader Kim with a rendition of “Happy Birthday” at an exhibition game he had arranged that included some other former NBA players. On the same trip, he suggested an American missionary was at fault for his own imprisonment in North Korea, remarks for which he later apologized.Although U.S. citizens are not banned from visiting North Korea, the U.S. State Department strongly advises against it.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Rodman, who arrived in Pyongyang on Tuesday, was scheduled to fly to Beijing before returning to the United States.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Zaheer ruled out of 3rd Test, Unadkat replaces him

first_imgIndia were dealt a big blow ahead of the third cricket Test against New Zealand with pace spearhead Zaheer Khan being ruled out of the final rubber because of a groin injury.Young left-handed pacer Jaydev Unadkat has been drafted in the squad in place of him.Zaheer suffered an groin injury during the second cricket Test, which ended in a tame draw at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium.”Zaheer Khan is injured and is unavailable for the Third Test against New Zealand, to be played at Nagpur from 20th November to 24th November,” BCCI secretary N Srinivasan said in a release.”The All India Selection Committee has chosen Jayadev Unadkat to replace Zaheer Khan in the squad,” it said.Zaheer was off the field for a good part of the fourth day. The left-handed pacer bowled just three overs during the fifth day.19-year-old Unadkat was named in India’s Under-19 squad for the 2010 World Cup in New Zealand. The left-arm fast bowler represents Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy and has claimed 26 wickets in six first-class games at an average of 26.34.last_img read more

Double Nobel-winner Marie Curie tops ‘Women who Changed the World’ list, here’s the full list

first_imgMarie Sklodowska Curie’s long list of achievements is extended by adding another feather to her hat. In a major poll, she has been voted number one as the woman who made a significant impact on world history.#MondayMotivation from Marie Curie, 1st woman to win a @NobelPrize, 1st person to win twice & the only one to win in 2 different sciences. #WomenInScience pic.twitter.com/lGF0qB7SQWUN Women (@UN_Women) August 6, 2018Two-time Nobel Prize-winner in Physics (1903) and Chemistry (1911), Curie pioneered in research on radioactivity, chemical element radium, and polonium which literally shook the scientific world.Who conducted the poll?BBC History Magazine conducted a reader’s poll of 100 women who changed the worldIn this poll, Marie Curie has been voted the woman who made the most significant impact on world historyWhat is the process of selecting the most renowned female figure in history? Women from several fields in areas like politics, science, sports, technology and literature were shortlistedExperts from 10 different fields were asked to provide the names of 10 women who changed the world, to create a list of 100 women to be included in the poll.Curie was nominated by Patricia Fara, president of the British Society for the History of Science, who said: “She [Curie] was the first woman to win a Nobel prize in physics, first female professor at the University of Paris, and the first person — note the use of person there, not woman — to win a second Nobel prize.”The odds were always stacked against her, added Fara.advertisement”In Poland, her patriotic family suffered under a Russian regime. In France, she was regarded with suspicion as a foreigner — and of course, wherever she went, she was discriminated against as a woman,” Patricia finished.List of some other awards Curie won:Davy Medal (1903)Matteucci Medal (1904)Actonian Prize (1907)Elliott Cresson Medal (1909)Franklin Medal of the American Philosophical Society (1921)A look at Marie’s career graph:Marie was only 15 when she graduated from high schoolShe is the only person to have won the Nobel twiceFirst, she won the Nobel in Physics and later in ChemistryHer family has a legacy of five Nobel PrizesShe coined the term ‘radioactivity’ and gave a theory on itCurie even discovered the two very important elements, Polonium and RadiumIt was under her guidance that the Neoplasms were studied for the first time using radioactive isotopesShe set up the first military field radiological centres during World War IThe Radium Institute and the Curie Institute were founded by herShe has notable work in cancer therapies ahead of its time, like launching effective cures for the disease and helping develop X-rays in surgery for the same. This is why a charity in her name, Marie Curie Cancer Care Charity, was established.Top 20 from the BBC History Magazine’s ‘100 Women who Changed the World’Marie CurieRosa ParksEmmeline PankhurstAda LovelaceRosalind FranklinMargaret ThatcherAngela Burdett-CouttsMary WollstonecraftFlorence NightingaleMarie StopesEleanor of AquitaineThe Virgin MaryJane AustenBoudiccaDiana, Princess of WalesAmelia EarhartQueen VictoriaJosephine ButlerMary SeacoleMother TeresaInterested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected]last_img read more

18 days agoNeville blasts Man Utd board: You get what you deserve

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Neville blasts Man Utd board: You get what you deserveby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Gary Neville says the club is in it’s current state due to the board.Neville launched a scathing attack on the United board following the Red Devils’ 1-0 defeat by Newcastle at St James’ Park. He said on Sky Sports: “They have cocked it up over many years. They have cocked it up. They have cocked it up, they are responsible for this. Poor recruitment, poor selection of, well managers, going with them and then pulling off them.”Van Gaal won the FA Cup and then they sacked him. Jose Mourinho they sacked him after two and a half years when they had given him a contract six months before.”They have pulled off managers in what would be the sort of thread of it and they have gone for completely different styles of managers in Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho.”They have now gone with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has taken the club in a completely different direction again, and if you change direction as a board every two years and you invest £250million along the way in each manager you are going to have big problems.”And Manchester United are basically now getting the pain they deserve for poor decisions at board level.”Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to ensure that the clean up job that he is doing – which needs to be done because of the mess that’s gone before him – he needs to make sure that he actually gets the opportunity to spend that £250million that the others have got to spend so that he can have an opportunity.”There are things out there that I like. There are things that I liked from Jose Mourinho as well, I didn’t want him to be sacked, but there were things I liked out there today.” last_img read more