Shannon Chamber Webinar to help people cope with the stresses of COVID-19 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR New high-end jobs for Shannon Only re-integration will solve Shannon Airport crisis Twitter Advertisement Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow NewsLocal NewsSummer set for a vibrant Riverfest welcomeBy Alan Jacques – April 13, 2018 966 Email Print Previous articleTie a Milford ribbonNext articleTot David comes out of his shell in Butterfly Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? TAGSgreat limerick runMay Bank HolidayRiverfestShannonwater activites Facebook Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Linkedin Riverfest logoONE of Ireland’s best summer festivals will take place in Limerick next month with Riverfest 2018 set to attract thousands to the city.The summer will be noisily and colourfully waved in across the May Bank Holiday weekend in Limerick as the Shannonside city becomes the focus for the first major national festival of the year.Riverfest 2018 is set to draw more than 85,000 to the banks of the Shannon for the biggest celebration yet in the fourteenth year of a festival that has made this first summer bank holiday weekend of the year its own.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The four-day celebration includes everything from high-octane water based activities across the weekend to the country’s biggest fireworks display of the summer, its largest BBQ cook-off, celebrations of food and fashion, outdoor and indoor concerts and the Bon Secours Hospital Great Limerick Run.Among the major new attractions this year will be the first visit to Ireland by the Seabreacher Shark – a daredevil ride all the way from Queenstown, New Zealand. This 18ft ‘shark-craft’ can travel at speeds of up to 80km per hour, soar 18ft high out of the water, dip up to 5ft under the water, do side rolls and doughnuts.The water based activities for the Limerick Strand Hotel Riverfest on the Shannon will also involve a free Double Zipline across the Shannon, Water Zorbing, Kayaking, and a social swim that will have hundreds getting a different perspective of the great river.“Limerick is a city very much on the up and Riverfest is a reflection of this. It has grown and grown as a festival over the years to become not alone the biggest gathering in Ireland of the May Bank Holiday weekend by far but also one the biggest Irish summer festivals,” Mayor of Limerick City and County, Cllr Stephen Keary enthused at the launch of the event this week.“Limerick is the largest urban centre on Ireland’s largest river so it’s only right that we would turn to it for a celebration like this.”Riverfest also includes annual favourites such as The Riverfestival Village, at Arthur’s Quay – a weekend long cacophony of foods, crafts, vintage amusements, street performers and live musical entertainment.The Limerick Food Experience in the Garden of the Hunt Museum will showcase the best quality, locally produced food and drink that Limerick has to offer while the Saturday will also see one of the annual high points of the festival take place as Ireland’s largest BBQ cook-off takes place with teams representing cuisines around the world competing for honours.Visit www.riverfest.ie for full festival details.More local news here.
@FDNY/Twitter (NEW YORK) — One person was killed in a four-alarm blaze at Trump Tower on Saturday, according to NYPD.NYPD said members of FDNY removed a 67-year-old male who was unconscious and unresponsive from the building. He was transported to Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital where he was pronounced deceased, according to NYPD.FDNY said units responded just after 5:30 p.m. and 200 firefighters and EMS members were on the scene.A large apartment on the 50th floor of the skyscraper at 57th Street in Midtown Manhattan was entirely on fire, FDNY said. There were no evacuations, but some residents self-evacuated and the rest of the building had a considerable amount of smoke, according to officials.Four firefighters suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to FDNY commisioner Daniel Nigro.The cause of the fire remains under investigation.President Trump, who was in Washington this weekend, thanked firefighters on Twitter.“Fire at Trump Tower is out. Very confined (well built building). Firemen (and women) did a great job. THANK YOU!”This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. read more
Topics : On the same day, the victim’s parents reported the incident to the Pademangan Police, hoping it could be thoroughly investigated.“It was a sharp bullet. Alhamdulillah [thank God], he is fine now,” Gatot said in a text message while also sending photos of his grandchild sitting shirtless at home with a white bandage on his right back.Gatot said personnel of the North Jakarta Police paid a visit to the victim’s house at around 10 a.m. on Tuesday but did not inform the family of any developments in the case.North Jakarta Police chief Sr. Cmr. Budhi Herdi Susianto said he questioned witnesses who were at the scene during the incident but none provided any leads.“We are now examining the bullet. Further investigation of the case, including the source of the bullet, will proceed according to the examination results,” Budhi told the Post. An 11-year-old elementary schoolboy was playing with his friends by the Ciliwung River in North Jakarta at around 9 p.m. last Tuesday when he suddenly felt a hot object hit his back.The boy instantly fell to the ground. His playmates immediately checked on him and found he was bleeding in the back.“He and his friends did not hear any gunshot or popping sound,” the boy’s grandfather, Gatot, told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday. The section of the riverbank where the children were playing is adjacent to a toll road and neighbors the dense settlement of Kampung Tongkol in Pademangan district, North Jakarta, where the victim and his family live.The day after the incident, the victim’s parents found the wound had swollen and was bleeding, so they took him to Koja General Hospital in North Jakarta.After an X-ray examination, they found a bullet lodged in the victim’s back.The boy was then transferred to Kramat Jati Police Hospital in East Jakarta for surgery. read more
“This time of year in Japan it’s like this every day,” Maeda said. “I pitched a lot in the heat there. But in Japan a lot of teams have domes. Whenever I did end up pitching in a dome, I felt lucky.”Toles certainly feels lucky to have escaped the summer heat in Oklahoma City – which he, like Maeda, claims is worse than the griddle St. Louis becomes at this time of year.He sparked the Dodgers’ offense with three hits Saturday, scoring twice – once in each of the Dodgers’ multi-run innings.He beat out an infield single in the third inning, went to third on Joc Pederson’s single and scored on a safety squeeze by Maeda. Two batters later, Justin Turner sent a two-run double into the right-center field gap.Turner has now driven in eight runs in the past three games, 14 in eight games since the All-Star break and a major-league best 38 in 37 games since June 10.“It was huge,” Roberts said of the double that put the Dodgers out to a 4-0 lead after they hamstrung themselves by going 1 for 13 with runners in scoring position in Friday’s 16-inning loss. “For JT to get a ball elevated against (Mike) Leake who gets the ball on the ground — for him to get something elevated and use the opposite field gap was a big hit.”The Dodgers added three more runs in the sixth inning including a leadoff home run by Adrian Gonzalez. It was only his second of July and third since the end of May, the lowest power numbers of his career.Three consecutive singles – by Yasmani Grandal, Toles and Pederson — followed after one out. Grandal scored on Pederson’s hit. Toles got hung up between third and home on the play but scrambled in to make it a comfortable 7-1 lead when Adams bungled the relay.The only two relievers who didn’t pitch in Friday’s 16-inning marathon — left-hander Luis Avilan and right-hander Ross Stripling (who was called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City before Saturday’s game) — closed out the victory with 3 1/3 scoreless innings in relief.“It’s exactly what we needed,” Roberts said of the bounceback following Friday’s late-night loss. “The guys responded and it started with Kenta.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I thought that he was crisp early,” Roberts said. “Everything was working. The curveball, the slider. The fastball I thought was okay. … That sixth inning he just hit the wall.”Maeda gave up a solo home run to Matt Adams in the fifth then tired in the sixth, giving up another run before handing the ball over to the bullpen.“I did feel the heat in the beginning but I got used to it and it didn’t really bother me,” Maeda said through his interpreter after another very profitable game for the Japanese right-hander.By making his 20th start of the season and passing 110 innings pitched, Maeda collected on two more of the markers in his bonus-heavy contract, worth an additional $1.25 million. So far, his $3 million base salary (and $1 million signing bonus) have built up to $6.9 million in earnings this season.That was enough to lure him away from Japan where he said he often pitched for the Hiroshima Carp (one of seven teams in the 12-team Japanese league without a dome) in heat just as intense as Saturday’s in St. Louis. ST. LOUIS >> There are worse places to be than St. Louis in the middle of a July heat wave. Allegedly.Kenta Maeda and Andrew Toles claim there is and it was their combined efforts that allowed the Dodgers to beat the heat and the St. Louis Cardinals, 7-2, Saturday on a night when heat and humidity were once again the most powerful double-play combo in this town.“You know what – it was bad for me so I can only imagine how it was for the players,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “It was hot and especially coming off that 16-inning affair. But the focus, competing every pitch, was there.”Maeda made most of those pitches for the Dodgers. Pitching in intense heat — it was 94 degrees at game time with a heat index of 106 — Maeda retired 11 of the first 12 batters he faced, erasing the only baserunner with a ground-ball double play. read more
The last athlete to achieve the sprint double at the Games was Italy’s Pietro Mennea in 1975. Mennea later set a 200 metres world record of 19.72 seconds in 1979 that went on to stand for a staggering 17 years. Field athletes contributed another two medals. Rowing winRowing delivered another gold medal when the University of Johannesburg’s Kirsten McCann claimed a win in the A Final of the women’s lightweight singles sculls. Three athletes – Japan’s Ryota Yamagata, Ukraine’s Sergii Smelyk and the Ivory Coast’s Hua Wilfried Serge Koffi – followed the fleet-footed former Selborne College pupil across the line in similar times of 10.21. Earlier this year, he narrowly missed out on the 200 metres national record when he clocked 20.13 seconds at a meeting in Greensboro, North Carolina. At the time, it was the third fastest time in the world in 2013. At the same meeting, he registered 10.10 in the 100 metres, a time he matched in Kazan. After Wednesday’s action, South Africa sat in sixth place on the medal table with four gold medals, two silvers and two bronzes. She led through all 500, 1 000 and 1 500 metres, slightly extending her lead at each mark to ultimately finish four seconds clear of runner-up Olga Arkadova of Russia in a time of 8:10.62. Excellent form Double Jobodwana stopped the clock in 20.00 seconds, but unfortunately for him the following wind was too great to allow his time to be classified as a national record. It would have bettered Morne Nagel’s record time by 0.11. 11 July 2013 10 000m gold Jobodwana has been in excellent form this season, running for Jackson State University in NCAA competition in the USA. Jobodwana had claimed the first part of the sprint double on Monday when he rocketed to victory in the 100 metres by equalling his personal best time of 10.10 seconds, just four-hundredths of a second outside of the South African record shared by Johan Rossouw and Simon Magakwe. Jeremiah Motsau picked up a bronze medal in the 1 500 metres, clocking 3:39.51, only 12 hundredths-of-a-second behind the winner, Russia’s Valentin Smirnov, and six-hundredths behind Canada’s Jeremy Rae. Former World Junior champion Robert John Oosthuizen picked up second in the javelin, with a distance of 81.63 metres, behind only Dmitry Tarabin of Russia’s excellent distance of 83.11 metres. In the women’s discus, Maryke Oberholzer secured the bronze medal behind the Russian pair of Vera Geneeva and Elena Panova with a best throw of 54.09 metres. South African sprinter Anaso Jobodwana claimed a prestigious sprint double at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia on Wednesday after running the fastest 200 metres time yet by a South African. Apart from Jobodwana’s gold medals, there was another gold won on the track when Stephen Mokoka held off Russia’s Russia’s Anatoly and Evgeny Rybakov to win the 10 000 metres in 28:45.96. Up against defending champion Rasheed Dwyer of Jamaica, Jobodwana was slightly behind after the bend, but he flew past the Jamaican down the straight to secure an impressive victory. Dwyer came home in second in 20.23, with Japan’s Shota IIzuka taking third in 20.33. The women’s coxless fours team of Claire-Louise Bode, Kate Christowitz, Holly Norton and Catherine Stark added a silver medal by finishing second behind the hosts, Russia, in the A final. read more
Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Next time I’m looking to hit the town, I’m going to fire up the just-released BarBird iPhone app – a smart little interface that lets you map, view and filter Twitter updates from nearly 10,000 bars and restaurants in 50 cities around the world. Twitter is a remarkably easy way for small business owners to use SMS or Facebook to publish their specials, event promotions and other information that makes it easier to identify spots that you might want to patronize. BarBird is like a geo-aware, semantically smart, venue-update browser on your phone. I like it. It’s been fun to test so far. In addition to the mobile app, BarBird also offers a website interface – though I’ve found no reason to use that – the phone works better. BarBird loads up a Google Map for your surroundings and displays recent updates from bars and restaurants. Each update is placed on a map and represented by a different icon depending on what kinds of language the update uses. You can choose to filter to view only updates concerning events happening tonight, discount specials, live music, ladies’ nights, no cover events or happy hour deals. Hopefully more kinds of filters will be made available in the future. I’d love to be able to view Tweets near me concerning particularly exciting meals. I’m really into hyper-local news, as well as food and drink – so this seems just like a little neighborhood newswire and real-time guide to me.You can also view the updates in list form and the app makes it easy to access all a venue’s Tweets, their Google Places information and reviews (look out, Yelp) and get directions to the venue. Above: A Tweet about meat.Saying these kinds of combo-apps are more appealing than Yelp is no exaggeration. It’s one thing to read long-form reviews of a restaurant, it’s another to be able to read tonight’s updates from a bar that posted by SMS or Twitter app. This combination of technologies really lowers the barrier to publishing updates for small businesses. Of course all of this presumes that small businesses will use Twitter. If they get results, presumably they will. Apps like BarBird, or integration of this kind of feature into other apps, could help make that more realistic.Building the ListingsHow did BarBird index 10,000 venues from 44 US cities and 6 cities outside the US? That’s an interesting part of the story as well. Co-founder Pierce Lamb says that craftiness went a long way.The company was able to build such a large data set so quickly by leveraging user-generated categorization on Twitter, in the form of Twitter Lists that users curated for their own uses on Twitter. By finding collections of Twitter accounts labeled with titles like “Portland bars,” (or whatever the city might be) BarBird was able to collect a large number of likely topical Twitter accounts at least ostensibly connected to a type of business. The team then queried Google Maps to see if each Twitter username captured returned a street adress; if it did not, then it was tossed out.The self-funded team plans to offer venue owners a free analytics package and rely on advertisements as their business model. The nice thing about BarBird is that the Tweets are already out there – this app just finds them and organizes them in a relavant context. Tags:#Mashups#mobile#web Related Posts marshall kirkpatrick Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology read more
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Witches and ghosts were not mere stage accessories in the Elizabethan plays, rather they defined the outcomes. As India play England in a five-match Test series, a bizarre development is taking place, with several England cricketers having requested a change of rooms, saying their five-star London hotel is haunted. Interestingly, this hotel was patronized by some literary giants.According to Daily Mail on Sunday, the players’ wives and girlfriends have refused to stay at the famous Langham Hotel during London Test matches this summer after complaints of mysterious goings-on at night.England’s Stuart Broad appeals unsuccessfully during the third day of the second Test match between England and India at Lord’s cricket ground in London, Saturday, July 19, 2014. AP Photo”During the Sri Lanka Test I had to move rooms,” Stuart Broad was quoted as saying by the British daily.”It was so hot in the room I just couldn’t sleep. All of a sudden the taps in the bathroom came on for no reason. I turned the lights on and the taps turned themselves off. Then when I turned the lights off again the taps came on. It was very weird.”It really freaked me out. I ended up asking to move rooms. Bealey (Broad’s girlfriend) was pretty spooked, too, and I know Moeen Ali’s other half won’t stay there because she’s so frightened of the ghosts,” the fast bowler added.Is this serious? Bill Murray and his team needed to help the English cricketers! http://t.co/RdgmtXK3eXadvertisementSalil Tripathi (@saliltripathi) July 20, 2014″I’ve slept okay during the current Test (against India) but the Sri Lanka Test (last month) was not great,” added Broad. “One night I woke up in the middle of the night, around 1.30 a.m. and I was convinced there was a presence in the room. It was the weirdest feeling.”Ben Stokes has had some problems sleeping as well. He’s on the third floor, which is where a lot of the issues are. I’m telling you, something weird is going on,” said the Englishman.London’s Langham Hotel that opened in 1865 is on the list of one of the most haunted hotels in the world and has been patronised by several literary greats, including Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde and Arthur Conan Doyle, IANS has added.Reportedly, Room 333 is believed to be the most haunted with the hotel’s own website stating: “In 1973 a BBC radio announcer James Alexander-Gordon awoke suddenly in the night to see a fluorescent ball which slowly took on the shape of a man wearing Victorian evening wear. The announcer asked the ghost what it wanted and it began to float towards him, with its legs cut off some two feet below the ground, arms outstretched, eyes staring emptily. At this point the announcer got up and fled.”Earlier, Australia all-rounder Shane Watson had to share a room with team-mate Brett Lee in 2005, because he was “scared of ghostly goings on at Lumley Castle Hotel near Durham”. read more
APTN National NewsTwo elected First Nations leaders in Saskatchewan are facing drug trafficking charges after a six month investigation in the Yorkton-Kamsack area.The police targeted drug dealing around narcotic pain killers.APTN National News reporter Larissa Burnouf has more on this story.