Dog used to intimidate Limerick robbery victims

Posted On Jun 4 2021 by

first_imgEmail RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print TAGSGerman Shepherdlimerick Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleLimerick-based company creates 20 new engineering jobs and expands into EuropeNext articleAfghan who hates Irish people ‘incentivised to return home’ court told Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedincenter_img NewsDog used to intimidate Limerick robbery victimsBy Staff Reporter – April 28, 2016 705 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Twitter GARDAI believe that a Limerick man used a German Shepherd dog to intimidate two teenagers during a robbery in the city last Sunday.Detectives at Henry Street are investigating an incident in which a mobile phone and cash was stolen from a 16-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl in Arthurs Quay Park.They were approached by a man who became aggressive and said he had a knife.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He stole their property and walked from the park in the direction of Francis Street.He is described as being about 6’ tall, aged in his 30s, wearing a blue puffa jacket and tracksuit.He had a German Shepherd dog with him and Gardaí say this made the teenagers afraid.Separately, Gardai in Roxboro in Limerick are hunting two thieves who used BMX bikes and threatened to stab a man during the robbery on the outskirts of the city last Monday night.A 41-year-old man was walking along Childers Road near the Parkway Shopping Centre when he was approached by two youths on BMX type bikes.One of them produced a knife and threatened to stab the man who was then forced to hand over his mobile phone.last_img read more


After Isaias: A look at the numbers across the East

Posted On May 18 2021 by

first_imgABC NewsBy DANIEL MANZO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Post Tropical Cyclone Isaias is now 55 Miles north-northwest Quebec City on its way north-northeast and getting further and further away from the United States. Isaias, which made landfall as a Category 1 Hurricane in North Carolina, raced up the East Coast on Tuesday, spawning a tornado outbreak, widespread damaging winds and torrential rain to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Isaias spawned a tropical tornado outbreak as it raced up to the Northeast and there were at least 26 reported tornadoes from North Carolina to New Jersey. It will take a few more days to get a clear confirmed number of just how many tornadoes there were from Isaias. Additionally, a possible waterspout near Ocean City, New Jersey, brought a recorded 109 mph wind gust — something truly remarkable for New Jersey. On the right side of Isaias, powerful wind gusts were recorded from North Carolina to New England. On the western side of Isaias, torrential rain caused flash flooding and river flooding and some very high rain totals including 9 inches in Sotterley, Maryland, 8.59 inches in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 8.42 inches in Prince Frederick, Maryland, and 7.25 inches in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. The heavy rain caused major river flooding in parts of eastern Pennsylvania, especially on the Schuylkill River and Perkiomen Creek. The Perkiomen Creek in Graterford, Pennsylvania, also set a new all-time record crest. Isaias came after what has been a remarkable summer in the Eastern U.S. Bridgeport, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and Richmond, Virginia all had their warmest month on record for July 2020.In the wake of Isaias, weather will be much quieter across the Northeast. There is a stalled stationary front that could spark some summer storms Wednesday, and especially Thursday and Friday across the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic. There is some potential for some gusty winds, hail and heavy rain — especially across the Delmarva peninsula. Locally, two to three inches of rain will be possible and flash flooding could be possible in some areas.Out West, the heat is slowly subsiding. However, the pattern change is bringing gusty winds, and dry lightning in some spots which could cause the development of fires and the spread of existing fires. Fire Weather Watches and Red Flag Warnings have been posted for parts of the region from Arizona to Wyoming.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


Making eight legs look like six

Posted On Mar 1 2021 by

first_img This trajectory video shows how normal spiders walk in a blank space, mostly wandering at random and stopping often. Credit: Paul Shamble and Tsevi Beatus “Jumping spiders really like to know where they’re going … so we gave them a totally blank space to wander in,” Shamble said. “What regular spiders do is walk a bit, then stop, then walk some more. But what ant mimics do is weave back and forth, and they hardly stop at all. What we realized is if you draw a pheromone trail for an ant, it’ll tack back and forth across it. So what the spider is doing is a sort of context-specific mimicry. It’s not that the spider perfectly looks like an ant, but it’s doing a very obviously ant-like thing.”In additional tests, Shamble and colleagues were able to show that the 100-millisecond pauses in the spider’s gait are precisely timed to fool predators.If they were faster, predators’ visual systems wouldn’t be able to process the information fast enough, eliminating the ant-mimicking effect. If they were any slower, it would be clear the spiders were using their front legs to mimic ant antennae.The researchers also created simple animations of ants, normal spiders, and the ant-mimic spiders. Those animations were then played on iPhones for predators, with surprising results.Upon seeing animations of ants and the ant-mimics, the predatory spiders showed no reaction. When they saw normal spiders, however, the predators showed a tendency to leap toward the screen.“The thing that’s interesting about mimicry [is] for a long time people had this expectation that any mimic should be a perfect reproduction of the creature it was mimicking,” Shamble said. “But it’s only been recently that people have … realized that you don’t need to look exactly like something, you just need to sow the seeds of doubt. The mimicry only has to be good enough to satisfy what you’re worried about. Using high-speed video, Shamble was able to capture the jumping spider walking on eight legs, and then lifting its forelegs when stopped (starts at 0:55). Credit: Paul Shamble and Tsevi Beatus/Cohen Lab, Cornell University “The challenge is how to you turn an eight-legged arachnid into a six-legged insect with antennae,” he said. “What a lot of mimics do is pick up one set of legs and hold them in front of their head, so they look like antennae, but one thing that wasn’t clear was whether these spiders were actually walking on six legs all the time or if they were doing something else.”The answer came when Shamble and colleagues used high-speed cameras to photograph the spiders.“What we found is that whenever they’re walking forward, they walk on eight legs, but they have these tiny pauses, where they stop and pick up their front legs,” Shamble said. “And anytime they stop for any serious amount of time, they pick up their front legs. The effect, when you’re watching it, particularly because of how small they are, is that you can’t quite tell what’s going on. And whenever they’re stationary, they look like they have antennae and six legs. So the only time you’re really sure what you’re seeing, it’s a six-legged creature.”Why do the spiders go to such lengths to convince predators they’re ants?“Eating ants is a hard game to play,” Shamble said. “Most predators would rather eat other things.” For one thing, many ants produce formic acid, “[S]o they taste terrible. In general, they’re also very aggressive, so if you’re a predator who’s trying to decide what to eat, it makes sense to choose the thing that’s poorly defended.”With tiny bodies made up largely of exoskeleton, ants offer little in the way of nutrition, meaning predators have to eat large numbers of them to see any dietary benefit. So if the jumping spiders appear to be ants, other predators are less likely to attack them.In addition to looking like ants, the spiders have found ways to walk like them too. This trajectory video shows how ant-mimic spiders walk — similar to the way an ant follows a pheromone trail by tacking back and forth across it. Credit: Paul Shamble and Tsevi Beatus A hundred milliseconds seems impossibly fast, shorter than the blink of an eye, but for a species of jumping spider known as Myrmarachne formicaria, it’s enough time to trick a predator into thinking it’s an ant.Using high-speed cameras, Harvard researchers have shown that, contrary to widely held belief, the spiders don’t walk on six legs in an attempt to appear more ant-like, but instead walk with all eight but take tiny, 100-millisecond pauses to lift their front legs to mimic an ant’s antennae. The findings are discussed in a paper recently published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.“One thing that’s really remarkable about these spiders is, if you look at them closely, they don’t really look like ants,” said Paul Shamble, now a John Harvard Distinguished Science Fellow, who conducted the research as part of his Ph.D. thesis at Cornell University. “But when you watch them walk, they really look like ants. In general, this paper is about how you can have movement that is or is not ant-like.”Understanding how the spiders walk and how they mimic ants, Shamble said, was one of the central aims of the study. A predatory spider ignores an animation of the ant-mimic spider, but then attempts to attack an animation of a normal spider. Credit: Paul Shamble and Tsevi Beatus/Hoy Lab, Cornell University <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq-3_ApS9bc” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/cq-3_ApS9bc/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve3M5buFKDk” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/ve3M5buFKDk/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a>last_img read more


Preemployment card program helps boost financial inclusion: Director

Posted On Oct 19 2020 by

first_imgShe added that 76 percent of the recipients chose an e-wallet as their preferred means of receiving the incentive. Recent data also show that in total, there are around 4 million preemployment card recipients who have an e-wallet account.Recently, the government added e-wallet DANA as one of its partners in disbursing preemployment cash assistance to participants, alongside other platforms such as GoPay, OVO and LinkAja.“With the addition of DANA, we are giving the [preemployment card] recipients more e-wallet options to use as an incentive channel,” Denni said.With an economy contracting 5.32 percent year-on-year (yoy) in the second quarter, the government is confronted with job losses nationwide. Around 3.7 million individuals have lost their jobs so far this year due to the pandemic, according to data from the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), a number that is expected to hit around 10 million by the end of the year.With a budget of Rp 20 trillion (US$1.3 billion), the preemployment card program is aimed at combining social assistance with upskilling for people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including workers and small business owners. It offers monthly assistance of Rp 3.5 million for four months to cover training costs and cash benefits.Read also: Preemployment card program resumes, prioritizing pandemic-hit workersThe government is currently aiming to cover 5.6 million eligible preemployment recipients by October.Denni stated that the recipients of the program had been on target, with most being 18-35-year-olds, unemployed or working in the informal sector, and had not received any training prior.The committee’s recent survey also showed that 11 percent of the 1.2 million preemployment card program incentive recipients found a job after finishing the program, mostly as small and medium entrepreneurs.Indonesian E-commerce Association (IdEA) chairman Bima Laga said one of the most popular training topics among the government’s e-commerce partner for the program was entrepreneurship.“The use of e-commerce for the program also boosts financial and digital inclusivity as people have to board online platforms to join,” he said. (eyc) The government’s preemployment card program has prompted 728,000 underbanked people to board e-wallet platforms and create a bank account for the first time, hence aiding financial inclusion in the country, the program director has said.Preemployment program executive director Denni P. Purbasari said that currently, there were 5.59 million preemployment card recipients across the country, from 36.6 million online registrants.“Before joining the preemployment program, 13 percent [of the recipients] did not have an e-wallet or access to the bank, now they do. This 13 percent amounts to around 728,000 people,” Denni said during a press briefing on Wednesday.center_img Topics :last_img read more


ATHLETICS NEWS: AIDAN CALLAGHAN IN EXCELLENT FORM AT OLYMPIC TRIATHLON IN MAYO

Posted On Dec 27 2019 by

first_imgThe main event on Saturday was the Olympic Triathlon in Belmullet Co.Mayo where we had three competitors making their way to the western outpost for another national series event.Aidan Callaghan again performed heroically in this hill dominated event in benign racing conditions finishing second.He is currently the second ranked triathlete in the country within the national series rankings of Triathlon Ireland. An update on the overall rankings for individuals and club will be available at the end of this month.John Conaghan won his age category and John McCarron completed his National Series quota and finished 49th overall.In the aptly named Beast of the East Olympic race based in Glendalough, Wicklow, Jarlath Duffy put his first Olympic race under his belt on another hilly course which took in the Sally Gap.Triona McMenamin was in France over the weekend representing Ireland in the World Surf Rescue Championships collecting two bronze medals. In the Derry half Marathon Paul Doherty and John McDaid both ran well recording 1.24.15 and 2.08 respectively with Paul finishing 43rd.Eugene McGettigan took part in the Ulster 100 mile time trial finishing 18th in a time of 4.22.21.Congratulations are in order for club Chairman Gavin and his wife Sara on the birth Tuesday morning of their first child a baby boy and everybody is well which is the main thing.Training times are changing from early October but continue as follows in the interim:Monday Open water swim Gartan 6.30pm (last swim of the year 15.09.14) Tuesday track session 7.45pmWednesday poool session 8 pmThursday long run Aura 6.30pm starting 25.09.14Saturday Cycle Aura at 9.30am Results – Black Sod Olympic Triathlon2nd Aidan Callaghan 2.03.2122nd John Conaghan 2.20.22 (first in age category)49th John Mccarron 2.30.40 (8th in category)Beast of the East Olympic Triathlon78th Jarlath Duffy 3.24.29Donegal 5K Championship29th Clint Doherty 18.28ATHLETICS NEWS: AIDAN CALLAGHAN IN EXCELLENT FORM AT OLYMPIC TRIATHLON IN MAYO was last modified: September 16th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:athleticsNoticesSportlast_img read more