Mayor urging people to shop local this Christmas

first_imgLinkedin Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick NewsLocal NewsMayor urging people to shop local this ChristmasBy Alan Jacques – December 19, 2013 701 WhatsApp Print Twitter Previous articleTorville Togher? It was more like Bambi on iceNext articleScholarship to lay groundwork for 2020 City of Culture bid Alan Jacques Facebook Send a bar of Cadbury chocolate for free! TAGSChristmasLimerick city councilMayor Kathleen LeddinMusic Limerick center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email MAYOR Kathleen Leddin is urging Limerick people to shop local this Christmas and to take advantage of the thousands of car parking spaces available across the city centre.City Council and private car park owners have also joined forces to promote Christmas and New Year shopping in the city centre by introducing reduced parking rates and special offers being made available to motorists.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mayor Leddin said that the wide-ranging and quality shopping experience offered in Limerick city centre is complemented by the year round provision of thousands of cost efficient parking spaces.“I’m calling on the people of Limerick and surrounding areas to avail of the excellent parking facilities available throughout the city centre and to show their support for local businesses this Christmas and during 2014,” said Mayor Leddin.The City Council is now providing free on-street parking up to midday each Friday in December, while 80 new disc parking spaces have been provided at the junction of Ellen Street and Michael Street.Many of the larger private car parks such as Arthur’s Quay Car Park and Harvey’s Quay Dunnes Stores provide reduced or free parking to customers. Special parking rates are also available during Christmas and throughout 2014 at Q-Park Henry Street, behind Jury’s Inn hotel, Q-Park Cruises Street and Cornmarket Square Car Park on Upper Denmark Street.Each of the Q-Park facilities also enable the public to pre-book their city centre car parking online or over the phone. While another 15 city centre shops provide parking promotions at the City Centre Car Park on Thomas Street.Mayor Leddin complimented private car park owners in the city centre for playing their part in drawing visitors to Limerick, increasing footfall on the streets of the city and boosting consumer spending.“Ultimately, the provision of low cost and accessible parking facilities in our city is key to the future prosperity of the city centre commercial sector. It should also be noted that every euro spent locally remains in the community and helps to sustain existing and create new employment within the retail sector and elsewhere,” she said. Advertisement Missing you this Christmas Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Delicious Wiltshire Farm Foods brightening your days in Autumn #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ last_img read more

I can give up my salary to play with Ndidi – Ogu

first_img Loading… “If am asked to choose between to give up my salary or play in the middle with Ndidi, I will give up my salary to play next to him in the middle.” “Since he started playing for Eagles, all my best games with Eagles was when I had him in the middle with me”, Ogu said in a social media post. read also:Ahmed Musa, John Ogu set to clash in Saudi Arabia Meanwhile, Ogu last played for the Super Eagles back in July 2019 and was also omitted from Gernot Rohr’s 24 man squad scheduled to take on Sierra Leone for the 2021 African cup of Nations qualifiers, before it was postponed due to coronavirus outbreak. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Ogu and Ndidi have enjoyed some success together playing in the heart of the Super Eagles midfield and were both in Gernot Rohr’s team to the 2018 FIFA world cup and the 2019 African cup of Nations in Egypt. Ogu who currently plies his trade with Saudi premier league side Aladalah FC has now hinted that he enjoyed being in the line up with the Leicester City man and believed he perform better when he has Ndidi close to him.Advertisement Super Eagles midfielder, John Ogu, has said his ideal midfield partner ‘is Wilfred Ndidi’ and can give up his salary to continue playing with the midfielder. Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Best Cars Of All TimeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldStunning Wedding Outfits From All Around The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharginglast_img read more

Crucial Geological Proxy May Be Misinterpreted

first_img(Visited 514 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Many inferences about past climate and evolution depend on a measurement with dubious interpretations.Two scientists just published a bombshell paper in PNAS that could undermine many inferences about past climate and evolution. Geyman and Maloof title their paper, “A diurnal carbon engine explains 13C-enriched carbonates without increasing the global production of oxygen.” Specialists in paleogeochemistry and paleoclimate should pay attention. Evolutionists should worry.Since nobody can observe the past in a time machine, scientists use proxies to make inferences about past conditions. A proxy is a measurement that theoretically traces what happened in the unobservable past. Examples are tree rings, stalactites, and isotopic ratios in sediments and ice cores. One proxy is particularly important, because it is widely trusted in everything from evolutionary theory to climate history. Its scientific shorthand is δ13C (delta-carbon-13), a measure of isotopic carbon ratios as they change over time (the Greek letter delta is shorthand for “change” in scientific lingo). Carbon, which is element 12 in the periodic table with 6 protons and 6 neutrons, has two famous isotopes. Carbon-14, with two extra neutrons, is unstable and radioactive, and used for ‘radiocarbon’ dating. Carbon-13 has one extra neutron. It is a stable isotope, but much less abundant than carbon-12. Because of its slightly heavier atomic weight, some processes can increase its abundance relative to carbon-12 in certain conditions. This is called fractionation: carbon-13 exhibits a higher fraction of total carbon than normal. One of these processes is photosynthesis.Crucially ImportantWhen geologists or climatologists see an “excursion” in δ13C in the sediment record, they want to know how it got there. Theories rush into the vacuum of the unknown. The most popular theory is that photosynthetic organisms concentrate carbon-13, such that inorganic carbon will have less of it than organic carbon. Why is this important?The δ13C of shallow carbonates is a crucially important tool for global chemostratigraphic correlation, especially before the appearance of index animal fossils.Based on measurements of sediments taken now, scientists routinely envision the chemistry of the oceans 500 million Darwin years ago and older. For example, they believe that rising oxygen in the oceans (inferred from δ13C measurements) triggered the Cambrian explosion. The extra oxygen “permitted” complex life to evolve after billions of years of low-oxygen water held them back (so goes the just-so story). Climatologists, too, use carbon-13 ratios to infer past climate conditions, teaching the peasants about geologic eras when temperatures were hot or cold, and when animals survived droughts and ice ages. A lot of interpretive weight is put on those carbon-13 excursions!Geyman and Maloof have a simpler explanation. It involves days, not millions of years. They identified a “diurnal cycle” that can enrich or deplete carbon-13 in shallow water sediments – the very locations where geologists typically measure it, or infer that the rock strata were formed in such sediments. (Deep marine sediments cannot be used because of plate tectonics and subduction.)We present stable carbon isotope (δ13C) data from modern carbonate sediment that require a decoupling of the carbon cycles in the global ocean versus shallow carbonate shelves. This realization is important because, for the first 97% of Earth history, many inferences about global paleoclimate and seawater chemistry rely on interpretations of shallow carbonates. We use modern observations and a simple model to show how ordinary diurnal carbon cycling in shallow waters is sufficient to produce anomalously positive δ13C on shelves today, and in the geological record. Our results alleviate the need to interpret positive δ13C excursions in the geological record as global reorganizations of the carbon cycle and instead link δ13C to local and/or global paleoenvironmental and paleoecological controls.If Geyman and Maloof are right, a good deal of interpretation about past climate and evolution could be vulnerable to falling like a house of cards.Evaluating the significance of this paper is going to take deeper analysis than is possible here. We want to bring it to the attention of non-Darwinian geologists in order to stimulate discussion and raise questions. Here are some possible questions:What are the extremes of interpretation involved? (i.e., no significance vs highly significant).What affect could this have on dating the geologic column?How does the new theory affect interpretation and dating of ice cores?What does it do to the interpretation of early earth conditions before fossils?How does it affect the theory of evolution?Laymen need to be cautious not to run off announcing a ‘scientific revolution’ regarding the age of the earth, climate, or the fossil record. When investigating a proxy like this, there are all kinds of complicating factors: e.g., the effects of temperature on deposition, the abundance of photosynthetic life, variations in erosion, saturation changes of carbon in sea water, how that affects minerals, and much more.Creationists need to acknowledge that we weren’t there during the “early earth” (however old one believes it is), and so we have similar issues understanding what δ13C means. Knowledgeable geochemists should first study the paper and determine its potential significance. For now, the take-home message should be caution about proxy measurements and interpretations of the unobservable past. What scientists confidently assert about earth history may rely on a “broken reed of a staff which will pierce the hand of any man who leans on it” (II Kings 18:21).last_img read more

South Africa, Spain sign arts, culture pact

first_img18 April 2012 King Juan Carlos of Spain wants to see more South African music, films and crafts in his country, Spanish ambassador Benavides Orgaz told Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile on Tuesday. Speaking at the signing of a cultural agreement between the two countries in Pretoria, Orgaz said that forging closer cultural ties with a country with an such an important historical background was “a luxury, hence we are saying bring more South African music, crafts and films to our country.” Mashatile said in response that his department would consider establishing an annual South African Week in Spain, during which local artists would perform at various events around the country. The cultural agreement, he said, would go a long way towards strengthening people-to-people contact between South Africa and Spain. “As we have said on various occasions, people-to-people contact is one of the key instruments to promote greater understanding and appreciation of one another. “People-to-people contact is also the key that opens other doors of interaction, be it in the fields of trade and commerce, education, technology exchanges and many other strategic areas.” The agreement would also open new avenues for cooperation in the areas of publishing, heritage preservation and museums, music, theatre, dance and film, Mashatile said. The minister thanked the Spanish government for placing relations with the African continent high on its agenda. “We are encouraged by the work done by the Spanish government to support the African World Heritage Fund,” he said. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Claims against Ohio State dropped in former diving club coach sexual abuse

Claims against the Ohio State Diving Club alleging the university did not take significant action to stop a former coach from sexually abusing a former athlete were dropped Wednesday, according to a report by the Associated Press.Former assistant diving coach William Bohonyi was accused of coercing a 16-year-old female athlete to engage in sex acts in July 2014, both on campus and during a competition in Maryland, in a lawsuit filed July 11 in Indianapolis federal district court. Bohonyi, the university’s diving club and USA Diving were named as defendants.Robert Allard, the attorney for one of the divers, said the dismissal “was based purely on procedural grounds” because the lawsuit was filed in Indiana. He said Ohio State said Indiana did not have proper jurisdiction over the university, and that he intends to file a new lawsuit in Ohio against Ohio State.As of Friday, no lawsuit has been filed against Ohio State in Ohio.“We continue to believe more than ever that there was a cover up of massive proportions and we intend to hold OSU fully accountable for its unconscionable conduct in failing to arrest and allowing a known predator to continue to molest children including our client,” Allard told The Lantern.Ohio State spokesman Ben Johnson had previously said the university immediately notified Franklin County Children’s Services, the Ohio State University Police Division, Maryland law enforcement and USA Diving about the abuse by Bohonyi when it first learned of the allegations in 2014.Johnson said on Friday that the university is pleased to be dismissed from the lawsuit.“We have always maintained that — fully consistent with our core value of protecting the safety and well-being of those we serve in our community — the university handled this matter appropriately,” Johnson said.The Lantern obtained records of Ohio State’s internal investigation and found conflicting accounts of the relationship between the club member and Bohonyi. Though investigators were not able to conclude, at the time, if sexual harassment claims were valid, the university found evidence to support a consensual romantic relationship between the two. Ohio State fired Bohonyi on Aug. 29, 2014 because the relationship violated university policy.The investigation conducted by Ohio State found the university first learned of the relationship on Aug. 10, 2014.According to the AP report, Bohonyi and USA Diving remain defendants in the lawsuit.The Lantern reached out for comment from Ohio State and Bohonyi, but did not receive a response by the time of publication.Updated at 11:16 p.m. on Friday to include the information from Robert Allard.Updated at 1:02 p.m. on Friday to include the statement from Ben Johnson. read more

Turks and Caicos airline ICA now flies to Havana

first_img Recommended for you At Least 10 People Killed in Cuba from Hurricane Irma Cuban military crash leaves 8 dead Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Feb 2016 – InterCaribbean Airways continues to fulfill its vision to connect the northern Caribbean and last week announced that it will begin flying into Cuba; making the move into the communist Caribbean country faster than any other airline. Trevor Sadler, CEO said the flights will begin in May to Havana, Cuba. The flights will be Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30pm and returning to Provo from Havana, which is one of the leading destinations within Cuba, on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:10am. Lyndon R. Gardiner, Chairman of interCaribbean Airways in targeting visitors to the TCI said: “With the USA easing entry to Cuba, we look forward to welcoming aboard those who wish to enjoy two destination trips, and increase trade and travel between our Caribbean Countries.” InterCaribbean airways currently flies to 12 destinations in the Caribbean. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:cuba, havana, Intercaribbean Airways, lyndon gardiner Airports Authority commanded to protect South Caicos airport by airlinelast_img read more

County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and USD launch InnovateUp business program

first_img August 12, 2019 County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and USD launch Innovate-Up business program Posted: August 12, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and the University of San Diego launched a small business accelerator program today for the communities of Chollas, City Heights, Encanto, Linda Vista, Rolando and Redwood Village.The Innovate-Up program will leverage roughly $1.5 million in resources from the county and USD to support and invest in local businesses. The program is funded in part by a $300,000 grant from the county to USD’sBrink Small Business Development Center.Starting later this month, Innovate-Up will begin hosting free weekly workshops to offer one-on-one consulting and small group meetings between small business owners and industry leaders, county staff and USD faculty.At each meeting, business owners will learn about how to bid on local government or university contracts, branding and marketing, how to attract seed money and how to certify a business as veteran-owned, women-owned or minority- owned.“Innovative products and new technologies don’t just come from people living in Silicon Valley; I believe we have that same caliber of an entrepreneur living in Encanto, Chollas, City Heights, Rolando, Redwood and Linda Vista,” Fletcher said. “Innovate-Up will cultivate our homegrown talent, and help them to make a lasting impact on their community.”The first Innovate-Up workshop is scheduled for Aug. 22 at the Malcolm X Library. Small business owners can find a full list of Innovate-Up workshops and sign up for them at Program organizers can also be contacted at 619-260-4547 or [email protected] KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

How to battle sugar cravings

first_imgCravings of all kinds are a direct result of deficiencies in the body. It is when a certain nutrient supply is low, the demand for it results in craving. As our system is designed to work under conditions, when all the requirements are met – that results in the best possible function of all systems and organs.It is of utmost importance that we supply what is demanded by the body; in proportionate quantities.Tapasya Mundhra, who is a nutritionist, lists down some ways to control sugar intake: Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe first and foremost step to attain the control is to understand that the system of your body demands something. You can only have control over your body is when you can meet its needs.As, in the contemporary era, where getting all nutrients from food sources is a daunting task – it is essential to get a regular health check up dine for deficiencies. It is generally seen that our body lacks B12 or D3 and sometimes we get diagnosed with thyroid. These diagnoses also result in cravings. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveTo holistically, over time be able to meet these cravings, it is advised to eat a balanced diet in each meal. When you eat a balanced meal comprising of carbs, proteins, fats and fiber, the essential minerals and vitamins form the food provides appropriate nutrients as per the body requirement.It is important to live an active lifestyle – when you exercise and are active, you are releasing energy and improving your metabolic rate as well as digestion. A good digestive system directly results in the quench of craving. Try to Go cold turkey challenge – in this challenge, one has to completely cut down the sugar for 30days.Water therapy – If your body becomes dehydrated then it start craving for sugar. So makes sure your body is hydrated. Having ample water also adds to the benefit by flushing out toxins. It will help to purify your body and its functioning.To attain a healthy lifestyle, you should start snacking on fruits, jaggery, or dried berries as alternates for junk food.last_img read more

Foursquares Dennis Crowley on Building a Massive Community

first_imgJuly 20, 2012 Enroll Now for Free min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. If you’ve “checked in” to an urban hotspot, say thank you to Dennis Crowley, the 36-year-old co-founder of location-based social tool Foursquare.Using Foursquare’s smartphone app, users can discover local businesses and places to go, and share their discoveries and whereabouts with friends — often while earning badges and saving money through special offers. Foursquare says it has 20 million registered users and works with more than 750,000 businesses, large and small.In 2010, about a year after launching Foursquare, Crowley turned down separate acquisition offers from tech giants Facebook and Yahoo!. Foursquare’s most recent round of financing — $50 million last year from Andreessen Horowitz, among other groups — reportedly valued the company at $600 million.We sat down with Crowley to discuss what makes a tech startup great. What follows is an edited version of our conversation:Related: HTC’s Cher Wang on Innovation and the ‘It’ ProductEntrepreneur: What sets apart successful startups that attract millions of consumers from those that never really get off the ground?Crowley: Whether it’s Google or Twitter or Facebook, they all add something to the way that I share content or solve problems in my everyday life.We built Foursquare literally for ourselves and for our group of 10 friends. And it turns out that when you build things that 10 of your friends like, their friends like them and their friends like them — and then you suddenly get to millions of users.Entrepreneur: How do you generate ideas and figure out which ones to pursue?Crowley: I’ve worked at companies where the ideas come from the top down, and you build what you’re told to build. That probably works for some companies.We’re different because we’ve hired so many rock stars. No one wants to be the guy that just sits there and is executing on someone else’s ideas. We have to think up these different ways of allowing people to get their ideas out there.Entrepreneur: How does an entrepreneur know when to sell? Did you make the right call by not selling to Facebook or Yahoo?Crowley: I got some advice a while ago that, if you can’t see where the ride is going to end, then you don’t want to get off of it. We have our own vision of what the finish line looks like and what the product looks like a year from now. That idea is different from what Google is chasing and different from what Facebook is chasing.That’s the thing that we can do better than anyone else: execute on our ideas. That’s the focus that we need to have to be successful.Related: From $200 Million to $500K: Lessons from Digg’s Slow DemiseEntrepreneur: What’s your advice for tech entrepreneurs who want to build something big?Crowley: For a long time, we had these ideas for things we wanted to build, and we listened to people tell us that the ideas were silly or stupid or weren’t going to work.You can’t listen to them, and you really have to build this stuff on your own. Prove to yourself that it’s either a good idea or it’s not. …You have to be totally fine with throwing things away and realizing you might have to throw away five before you find one good thing.last_img read more