Man and woman arrested after Gardaí seize cash and suspected drugs worth more than €28,000 Newcastle West Gardaí move Advertisement NewsLimerick Mother apologises for telling Garda to ‘stick car up his hole’By Staff Reporter – October 5, 2016 2701 Gardaí across Ireland take on viral dance challenge Gardaí warn students of rental scams Print Facebook Email Linkedin Jean Blake apologised at Limerick Circuit Court for the comments she made to gardaiA LIMERICK mother-of-three has apologised in court to the Garda she told to “stick the beamer up your hole, I’ll just get a bigger one, you f**cker”, when he told her that her BMW car was being impounded.In what Judge Tom O’Donnell previously described as a “very unique civics lesson” given in front of her children, Jean Blake (34) of Cosgrave Park was convicted of driving without insurance last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ms Blake had been driving a recently purchased car in to the city to pick up her son when Garda Niall Deegan stopped her and found she hadn’t insurance cover or a valid driving licence.The court heard that Ms Blake gave a “very unique civics lesson in front of her children” when she called Garda Deegan a “f**ker”, adding that all Gardaí were “just a bunch of f**kers”.When she was told the car was going to seized, Ms Blake told her children to “call your father” as she screamed at Garda Deegan, “you can stick this beamer up your hole, I’ll just get a bigger car, you f**ker”.She was subsequently convicted, banned from driving for two years and fined for a number of offences.Last June, Judge O’Donnell said he wanted to hear Ms Blake’s apology to Garda Deegan.Defence Counsel Erin O’Hagan said that her client moved house recently and needed her car to drive to work.Ms O’Hagan also added that she wanted to “wholeheartedly apologise”.“I’ll hear it so,” Judge O’Donnell remarked.Stating that she had a lot going on that day’, Ms Blake said her son had been attacked by five people and she wanted to get him and take him to safety.“That is not how I normally act, it is totally out of character and I want to sincerely apologise to Garda Deegan and the court. I am deeply sorry,” she said as she asked to court to consider the severity of the sentence imposed.Judge O’Donnell said that her “conduct was appalling, unnecessary and unhealthy”.Lifting the two-year driving disqualification, he increased the fines to €500 and asked that the apology from Ms Blake be communicated to Garda Deegan.She was given six months to pay the fines. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleWin cinema ticketsNext articleRaheen having to cut respite Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Youth arrested in connection with alleged assault on female Garda Twitter TAGSGardaJean BlakeJudge Tom O’Donnelllimerick circuit court WhatsApp Garda investigation launched into death of woman outside Limerick
Tag: 南京桑拿论坛 A learner’s guide to the universe
Theoretical astrophysicist Avi Loeb has a pretty good idea about how the universe’s first galaxies formed, but he can’t wait to see if his theories are right.Loeb, chair of the Harvard Astronomy Department and the Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science, said a new wave of telescopes expected to come online over the next decade will allow astronomers to look deeper into the universe — and thus farther back in time — than ever before.That new data will test theories about how early stars and galaxies formed, Loeb said. And, he added, it won’t be the worst thing in the world if some of his own theories are proven wrong.“I would be excited if that happens because it means we will have learned something new,” Loeb said. “Human imagination is limited and nature is full of surprises, so we should keep an open mind.”Loeb is helping prepare the next generation of astronomers to interpret the coming flood of data with a new textbook, “The First Galaxies in the Universe,” introduced this month during an event at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA). The book, written with Steven Furlanetto, a former Loeb grad student now at the University of California, Los Angeles, is a more technical follow-up to Loeb’s 2010 book, “How Did the First Stars and Galaxies Form?,” which just won the 2013 Chambliss Astronomical Writing Award from the American Astronomical Society.“The next decade is likely to bring a flood of data,” said Loeb, who is also the director of the CfA’s Institute for Theory and Computation.When Loeb arrived at Harvard in 1993, he was one of just a few people in the world thinking about the first stars. The field has since grown and matured, and was recently listed among astronomers’ top research priorities for the next decade.“I started various aspects of this field from scratch,” Loeb said. “Generally speaking, it’s dealing with our cosmic roots.”In an interview in his CfA office, Loeb described current thinking about the earliest stars and galaxies. The Big Bang got it all started some 13.7 billion years ago — an explosion of inconceivable violence resulting in a dense, opaque, high-energy soup too hot even for basic atoms to form. After about 400 thousand years, the rapidly expanding universe cooled enough that atoms — mainly hydrogen, the simplest atom — could form.This early universe was almost but not completely uniform. There were tiny variations in density that allowed gravity to pull particles together until they assembled into a sufficiently compact cloud, ignited, and formed the first stars, much more massive and short-lived than our own sun. Galaxies came next, forming as the stars glowed within massive gas clouds.The several generations of stars since created the heavier elements needed to build Earth — and human beings.With today’s telescopes, astronomers can map just a small fraction of the universe, Loeb said. New projects like the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope, and giant ground-based instruments, like the Giant Magellan Telescope (being built in a mountaintop in Chile), will allow astronomers to see much farther away and further back in time than ever before.Loeb likened astrophysicists to archaeologists, because, as archaeologists go deeper into the past by digging deeper into Earth, astronomers can look deeper into the past by peering farther into the universe. That’s because the universe is so vast it takes light billions of years to cross it. The deeper into the universe a telescope can see, the longer ago that light left its celestial sources.“To understand it, we have to go back in time,” Loeb said. “The farther we look, the earlier are the images we can see.”Loeb said the second edition of the book will either be largely the same as the first, meaning current theories were validated by upcoming observations, or need revision. He hopes it needs at least some revision. It would be a boring universe, Loeb said, if all of today’s theories are true.“It’s good that nature surprises us,” Loeb said. “Doing science is a learning experience.”
Tag: 南京桑拿论坛 Taiwo Awoniyi hospitalised over head injury
RelatedPosts Club’s server collapses over ticket demand for first Bundesliga game in 11 years Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea Liverpool loanee Taiwo Awoniyi was taken to hospital after suffering a serious-looking head injury while playing for Mainz in the Bundesliga on Sunday.The Nigerian, 22, had to be taken off on a stretcher after a clash of heads with Augsburg defender Felix Uduokhai, which resulted in nasty fall in the first half of his side’s 1-0 defeat. Medics put Awoniyi’s neck in a brace as they attended to him, with the match delayed for several minutes before he left the field. With the match taking place behind closed doors, the stadium public address system played applause for Awoniyi as he was taken off the pitch on a stretcher.Reports from Germany claimed that the forward was responsive as he was taken to hospital for tests.Awoniyi joined Liverpool in 2015 having played in the Nigeria teams that won both the Under-17 World Cup in 2013 and the African Under-20 Championships two years later.Having been unable to earn a work permit to play in England, the forward has departed on several loan spells in Germany, Holland and Belgium, with Mainz already the fifth club he has played for away from Anfield.His most prolific spell came at Belgian side Mouscron last season, when he scored 11 goals in 16 games. Augsburg’s Florian Niederlechner scored the only goal of the game after just 43 seconds, with the result seeing his side move seven points clear of the relegation zone.Mainz are just three points and one place above the drop zone after the loss, with Germany’s top-flight set for a full programme of matches in midweek.They face Borussia Dortmund in their next match on Wednesday.Tags: BundesligaLiverpoolMainzTaiwo Awoniyi
Eureka >> Alex Miller scored three touchdowns as the Eureka Loggers remained undefeated on the season with a 34-7 victory over the James Logan Colts on Friday at Albee Stadium.On its first possession of the game, Eureka drove deep into Colts territory on a 43-yard keeper by quarterback Cruz Montana. A few plays later, Miller punched it in from a few yards out to give the Loggers a 7-0 first-quarter lead.Eureka (6-0 overall, 0-0 Big 5) followed up with a second touchdown on its next …
Tag: 南京桑拿论坛 Pirates trump Wits, lift Nedbank Cup
19 May 2014 Having lost in three cup finals earlier in the season, Orlando Pirates finally ended on the winning side when they defeated Bidvest Wits 3-1 in the Nedbank Cup final at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday. In a bitterly contested match, the Buccaneers had to come back from a goal down to claim the silverware. Jabulani Shongwe gave the Students the lead just before the half-hour mark, thumping the ball home after receiving a pass from Sthembiso Ngcobo on the left, inside Pirates’ penalty area.Equaliser It then took the Soweto-based club until the 52nd minute to equalise and the goal was somewhat fortunate. Kermit Erasmus, after losing his marker in the Wits’ penalty area, netted from a deflected shot, which wrong-footed goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs, after Kwanda Mngonyama’s block on the shot changed the direction of the strike. Eleven minutes later, Pirates hit the front. Oupa Manyisa sent in a cross from the right and Sifiso Myeni provided the finish, poking the ball across the line. Erasmus then ensured Pirates’ victory in the 72nd minute by firing the ball past Josephs after Manyisa had made a hash of the striker’s pass to him.‘It was long overdue’ After the game, Manyisa told the Orlando Pirates’ website: “It was long overdue. I think in all other finals we played, we were just unfortunate not to have won them. We will have a break with less pressure. Now we know we have the right attitude to go to the MTN8 Cup next season.” “We came here on a mission. I don’t think we played well, but we fought,” said goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa. “ Wits gave us problems, especially in the first half where they enjoyed more possession and played really well. “I said it in previous interviews that this team is used to playing under pressure and today you could see that pressure didn’t take our focus away. “We reacted well after being a goal down and that is what kept us going. We won the match and have a trophy in our cabinet and we are really happy for that.”‘They were robbed’ Bidvest Wits’ coach Gavin Hunt was far from happy with the outcome and the refereeing. “There is not much to say. The players are distraught. They were robbed,” he said in a post-match interview. “The officiating today was disgraceful, absolutely disgraceful, and we are distraught about that. “We had a lot of chances, but at the end of the day you can’t play like that. We never got a fair shake.” The victory was only the third for Pirates, one of South Africa’s most successful clubs, since the competition began in 1978.
Tag: 南京桑拿论坛 UCT students win women-only hackathon
Students from the University of Cape Town won a trip to an international conference in the US at a women-only hackathon.Bonang Mogatusi, Zainab Mobaad, Thandiwe Nyandeni and Tshegofatso Komane are in the team Techtress. They won third position in the hackathon held by GirlCodeZA in Johannesburg on 6 August 2017. (Images: Melissa Javan)Melissa JavanA group of female students from the University of Cape Town won a hackathon on 6 August 2017 and will be attending an international information technology conference for women in the US as their prize.Kungela Mzuku, Fadzai Mupfunya, Lorna Nqodi and Valerie Tshiani, all students, took part in the #GirlCodeHack run by the nonprofit organisation, GirlCodeZA. It is the organisation’s fourth annual women-only hackathon held in Johannesburg.The four women would be exposed to big American companies that had a female developer base, said the organisers. These included Microsoft, Facebook and Twitter.This year’s #GirlCodeHack has been won by a team of ladies from UCT comprised of @lerie_m @KungelaMzuku @Call_Me_Fadzi and Lorna Nqodi pic.twitter.com/UY5u8tV1Jm— Kayla De Jesus (@KaylaBiancs) August 6, 2017Zandile Keebine, Jeanette Theu and Tinyiko Simbine, who all work at tech companies, are the founders of GirlCodeZA. Speaking to Brand South Africa previously, Keebina said she had been to many hackathons where she was either the only female or one of a few to attend. This prompted her to approach her employer to organise a women-only hackathon. GirlCodeZA started in 2014.How the hackathon grewAccording to Keebine, the purpose of the hackathon is for women to connect, network and inspire each other. “We want them to see they are not alone [in the male-dominated industry] and that collaboration is key.“Just from this weekend’s event we can see there are many women in the tech industry.”There were about 20 contestants in the 2016 hackathon; this year there were more than 80. “When we started out, it was just a fun thing to do. However, it seems the contestants are a lot more serious now. They understand that there are opportunities for them to position themselves,” Keebine said.“The women are looking for bursaries and job opportunities. We asked them to send us their curriculum vitaes.”She said the hackathon allowed the contestants to innovate and create solutions for everyday problems. They had 30 hours in which to design their response. “Each team then creates a website or an app or an internet of things solution. It is up to them to decide.”Keebine explained that being able to create a solution showed companies that the developer had the skills needed in the industry.And the winner is… Rubies!!! Congrats team, well deserved! Enjoy your time in the US! #GirlCodeHack 2017 pic.twitter.com/q5PwvBMd4W— Sarah Druce (@sarahkdruce) August 6, 2017Mzuku said: “It will be our first trip to the USA. We are still in shock [that we won].”She and her three teammates are studying information systems in the Commerce Faculty at the University of Cape Town. “Our department told us about the hackathon and sponsored the trip.”They will attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, believed to be the world’s largest gathering of female technologists, in October this year. The event is produced by the Anita Borg Institute.The hackathon experienceThembi Mbatha says it was a struggle to execute their idea at the hackathon, but working together helped to solve it.Thembi Mbatha, a contestant, said it was the first time she had taken part in this hackathon. “I came here knowing no-one. I’m a shy person,” she confessed.“As a woman in the technology industry, an event like this makes you realise you are not the only one. It’s great to see more women are growing in the industry and coming up with solutions.”She learned how to work in a team to create a solution, she said. “[The hackathon] is awesome. We also met mentors who groomed us. I’m also willing to share my skills in the future.”But hackathons should not only take place in cities, Mbatha said. “I feel hackathons should be taken to rural areas as well.”Prudence Netshituka says it was stressful to come up with an idea for the hackathon, but she learned a lot from the experience.Prudence Netshituka is a systems integrator who entered the hackathon as an individual. “It was scary to enter as an individual, and also it being my first time here. I had no idea what to expect. When I arrived here, there were others who had entered as individuals.”They had to form groups and come up with an idea to solve a problem in their community. Each idea had to show how they differentiated themselves from other teams.“It’s important to have such events,” said Netshituka. “It’s important for us to network, share knowledge and to know that we [women in the industry] are not alone.”About the knowledge sharing that took place, she said: “Often when you are in the field, you tend to form a group with people who have the same knowledge as you do and you are limited to that information. Here we learned different types of technologies from each other.”Both Netshituka and Mbatha said they had a lot of fun.The importance of sisterhoodGertruida Maritz has been in the information technology industry since 2010. She says having others around her with the same interests when she started studying information systems as a subject, fuelled her passion for it.Gertruida Maritz, a software engineer, was one of the mentors; she helped the contestants come up with viable business ideas. “It should also fit in with the theme. The method on which each team builds their idea — for example, a website or an app — should be something the women are comfortable working with.”Most of the ideas were related to the medical field, she said. “There was a solution related to the voting system, too, as well as something for business — how to make binding easier.”Maritz was excited to see so many passionate young women in the technology industry. “There are some passionate and very smart ladies I’ve seen here. They have this fire in their chest. It reminds me of the younger version of myself.”Mentorship and women supporting each other was a big deal — she was recently supported by a woman in the accounting department in her workplace. “It can get hard in a male-dominated environment. You have a lot of emotions as a woman, but you push through it.”Whenever she had been in a difficult situation, it had been women who had helped her in her career.Hackathon participants tweeted their experiences:#GirlCodeHack These girls ne… *chokes with pride* Mama Bear is so proud pic.twitter.com/i6V3JO1WVU— BontuNative (@Black_Power_M) August 6, 2017Second team Kgosigadi the app, addressing gender violence amongst other things #WomenNotObject #GirlCodeHack pic.twitter.com/MmVE21ecMo— #GirlCodeHack?? (@GirlCode_za) August 6, 2017Fantastic ideas coming through! So inspiring! @EricssonMENA #GirlCodeHack pic.twitter.com/0nrj4JEcdR— Sheila Isidro (@Shay911) August 5, 2017Sources: GirlCodeZA and Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Huddersfield boss Wagner admits relegation battle consuming himby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield boss David Wagner admits their relegation battle is consuming him.Wagner says he spends every waking moment trying to work out how to save them, even when he is supposed to be relaxing at home with his wife and daughters.“There’s no chance to switch off, no chance,” said Wagner. “It’s always in your head. Sometimes at the front of your head, but always in your head.“But this is the case over the whole season, not just because of this period. Even if you have a good period, your football club, your team, your backroom staff, all the employees, all the supporters of this football club are always in your head.”He admits he isn’t great company for his family, but joked they are used to him by now.“You would have to ask them!” he smiled. “I don’t think it’s the most enjoyable period for them! But they are used to it.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say