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first_imgTwitter Linkedin GARRYOWEN native Derek Murphy is missing after his boat capsized on the Mississippi River on Saturday afternoon near New Orleans.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Derek, who is in his forties, was a member of the Garryowen AIL League winning team in 1991.According to the US Coast Guard Mr Murphy and the man he was travelling with were last seen on Saturday at about 2.30pm.A search and rescue operation using a helicopter and several boats carried out by members of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries lasted for three days.It is believed that the two men got into difficulty when their small, light, flat bottomed boat became stuck amid a fleet of barges.The Mississippi river is said to be dangerous for small boats and unfortunately neither man was wearing a lifejacket.Mr Murphy, who worked in the construction industry, emigrated to the US more than ten years ago. Rhebogue councillor Kieran O’Hanlon said that it was a terrible tragedy, “From a community point of view, my sympathies go to his family who have been very active with Richmond Rugby and Geraldines soccer club”. Facebook Print WhatsAppcenter_img Advertisement Email NewsLocal NewsLimerick man missing following Mississippi boating accidentBy admin – May 4, 2010 645 Previous articleMaytime is music time in cityNext articleMinister for Sport considers Market’s Field issue adminlast_img read more

first_img bankruptcybrooklynInvestment Sales David Umansky of Civic Builders and 720 Livonia Ave in Brooklyn (Photos via Google Maps, Civic Builders)Civic Builders, which finances and builds school buildings for charter school networks, purchased a 28,000-square-foot school building at 720 Livonia Avenue in New Lots for $11.5 million. David Umansky, CEO of Civic Builders, signed for the buyer, limited liability company Civic Saratoga.The building was last purchased for $4.9 million in 2015 by two limited liability companies formed by controversial real estate figure Chaskiel Strulowitz (also known as Cheskel Strulovitch). Civic Builders bought the building at auction after a lender initiated bankruptcy proceedings against Strulowitz in 2019.A 2017 lawsuit accusing Strulowitz of a Ponzi-type scheme is in arbitration, records show. Brownstoner connected him to an affordable housing project in Bushwick called Knickerbocker Lofts.Crain’s reported in 2012 that Strulowitz began buying northern Brooklyn properties more than 20 years ago, leasing a three-story former loudspeaker factory on the Williamsburg waterfront in 1998 and converting it into 46 loft apartments, only to lose his 13-year lease when it expired.The Livonia Avenue deal was the only investment sale recorded last week in New York City between $10 million and $30 million, although a parcel of land adjacent to the LaGuardia Marriott hotel sold for $17 million as part of a $100 million-plus deal for the hotel itself. In the week prior, two such sales were recorded, totalling $34.2 million.Contact Orion Jones Share via Shortlink Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Email Address* Tags Message*last_img read more

first_imgHere at Blue Ridge Outdoors we’re always looking for the next best way to haul our gear back and forth from the campsite, festival setup, beach, etc., and with the new and innovative Big Kat Buggy, we’ve found something that’s hard to beat.The Big Kat Buggy is a recreational cart that attaches to the hitch of your vehicle for easy and convenient transportation of all your outdoor essentials. The rugged design allows users to transport a maximum amount of gear to tough-to-reach destinations with ease.While testing the Big Kat Buggy, we quickly realized that it was tailor-made for a wide variety of outdoor pursuits. Whether you’re gearing up for a leisurely day on the beach, a rockin’ music fest, a surf fishing adventure or the ultimate car camping excursion, the Big Kat Buggy will make your experience more successful and enjoyable every single  time.One of our biggest takeaways from our time testing the Big Kat Buggy was the ease with which it attached to and detached from the trailer hitch of our vehicle.The convenience of this process really cuts down on valuable time you would otherwise spend making multiple trips to and from your ultimate destination—eventually freeing up time for more important and enjoyable pursuits.The Big Kat Buggy was invented by an avid outdoorsman who also owns a successful trucking transport and hauling company. After being frustrated with the lack of options on the market for carrying outdoor gear and accessories in a highly efficient manner, Kevin “Big Kat” Rackleff decided to build his own.Initially, Rackleff envisioned the product as a “little red wagon,” but on a grander scale, which could hitch conveniently to a vehicle. It needed to be easy to use, and most important, it had to be made with quality and safety in mind.“It had to be an option that could bring more joy and less hassle to outdoor activities,” Kevin said. After two years of extensive research and development, Kevin had the Big Kat ready for the market, and it is now available at select retailers for $399.99.Some of our favorite features on the Big Kat Buggy were the built in bottle opener, the rugged, go-anywhere tires, the large deck that allows for the maximum amount of storage and transport, the fishing rod holders and the secure cargo net.Learn more about the Big Kat Buggy at bigkatbuggy.comRelated:last_img read more

first_imgThose taking part must be between the ages of 16 to 20 years old as of December of this year. The cost to register is $75 and the first practice will begin at 7:30 p.m.Those interested must bring a care card and the signature of a parent if a minor. Anyone with questions relating to the tryouts are encouraged to call Assistant Coach Jeremy Clothier at 250-793-0978.- Advertisement –last_img

first_imgOakfield Park re-opened earlier this month and is celebrating its 280th year in 2019 with the first of many special events, Easter in Wonderland, which takes place on Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday.The Oakfield Park gardens will be open from 12 to 6pm each day and will host a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. The family fun includes treasure hunts and character meets with the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, the Easter Bunny and Alice. The Easter Bunny Express Train will be running regularly each day and there’ll be egg and spoon races, flamingo croquet, and Easter themed crafts and storytelling. Visitors to the park are invited to come along dressed up as their favourite Wonderland Character, have tea in Buffers or bring their own Mad Hatter’s Picnic. Meet the Easter Bunny in Oakfield Park this Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 12-6pm.Hop Aboard The Easter Bunny Express Train at Oakfield Park this weekendNo tickets are necessary. Normal gate fees apply and all activities are included. As this event is not ticketed, it will be free to access for 2019 Annual and Gold Pass holders. The start of a new season is the perfect time to get an Oakfield Park annual pass, which can be purchased online at www.oakfieldpark.com/passes Spend Easter in Wonderland at Oakfield Park; the family fun includes treasure hunts and character meets with the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, the Easter Bunny and Alice.Meanwhile, tickets for Oakfest – the park’s summer music festival – are expected to sell out. Taking place over the June Bank Holiday weekend, Oakfest will run across two stages and two days and includes a stellar line-up of national and international artists. World-renowned Alabama 3 Acoustic will headline on Saturday 1st June, while one of Ireland’s most exciting bands, The Academic, will headline on Sunday 2nd June.Other top acts for Oakfest include Ryan McMullan, Little Hours, The Frank & Walters Acoustic, Cronin, Rory & The Island, State Lights, DD & The Delta Boys, The Lost, Mark Black & Izzy, The Davy K Project, Cherym, Makings, Control The Dark and String Empire. As well as a top-class musical billing, Oakfest at Oakfield Park will have plenty for the whole family to enjoy, including a disco dome for little music lovers, arts and crafts, face-painting, puppetry, nature walks, train heritage, folklore and storytelling.  Tickets are selling fast so get yours before it sells out: https://oakfieldpark.com/oakfest/  Enjoy Easter in Wonderland at Oakfield Park was last modified: April 16th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:days outeaster 2019family funoakfestOakfield ParkRaphoeThings to dolast_img read more

first_imgWhy engineer things from scratch, when we can imitate nature?  Two recent examples come from the world of insects.  A press release from UC Berkeley begins, “Using the eyes of insects such as dragonflies and houseflies as models, a team of bioengineers at University of California, Berkeley, has created a series of artificial compound eyes.”  (Emphasis added in all quotes.)  Insect eyes use thousands of facets to get a wide field of view without distortion.  How can humans use this technology?  “Potential applications include surveillance; high-speed motion detection; environmental sensing; medical procedures, such as endoscopies and image-guided surgeries, that require cameras; and a number of clinical treatments that can be controlled by implanted light delivery devices.”  Anyone who has missed swatting a fly knows that the insects have these first three applications down pat.  The authors published their work in Science this week.1    Human committees have a hard time arriving at a consensus about what is the best solution to a problem.  Maybe they should learn from bees.  Ten thousand of them swarming chaotically somehow converge quickly on a solution to the problem of the best location for a new hive.  A press release from Cornell University says that “they have a unique method of deciding which site is right: With great efficiency they narrow down the options and minimize bad decisions.”  How?  By coalition building till a quorum develops, the article explains.  The scientists found that bees use their famous “waggle dance” not only when shopping for food, but when scouting for real estate.  The researchers watched 4,000 scouts report back to the hive from various directions.  The superior site usually was not the first one chosen.  In a 16-hour process, the swarm came to agreement and found the best solution.  “This is a striking example of decision making by an animal group that is complicated enough to rival the dealings of any department committee,”  said Thomas Seeley, Cornell biologist.  What can managers take home from this nature lesson?  Include an open forum of ideas, and employ frank discussions and friendly competition.  This quorum-setting method of aggregating independent opinions might help “achieve collective intelligence and thus avoid collective folly.”1Jeong et al., “Biologically Inspired Artificial Compound Eyes,” Science, 28 April 2006: Vol. 312. no. 5773, pp. 557 – 561, DOI: 10.1126/science.1123053.Funny, honey; none of these articles mentioned evolution, but they seemed to have no problem using the word design.(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest One of the requirements for the registration of XtendiMAx, Engenia, and FeXapan is the investigation of any non-performance (ineffective control) by the respective companies, which then has to be reported to the U.S. EPA. The goal of this reporting is apparently to try to track the development of resistance as soon as it occurs in a few fields, which would then allow time to modify practices so that the rate of resistance in other fields is slowed.  We encourage growers and consultants to take the time to scout for non-performance, within 14 days after application according to information from labels. Problems with control can be reported to the three companies via online sites or toll-free numbers as follows, or directly to company representatives.Monsanto (XtendiMax) – 1-844-RRXTENDBASF (Engenia) – www.Non-Performance.BASF.USDuPont (FeXapan) – 1-888-6-DUPONTProblems with off-target movement from spray particle drift or vapor drift (volatility) can be reported to the three companies the same way. We would encourage growers experiencing these problems to contact the companies or their representatives, but unlike non-performance, they are not required to investigate and report these to the USEPA. Given that these problems are usually the result of not following label guidelines or appropriate application practices, the primary contact would be the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Contact the ODA Pesticide and Fertilizer Regulation Section at 614-728-6987.last_img read more

first_imgGeocachers gathered in Carnation, WA, USA to celebrate GeoWoodstock VIII. The event on July 3rd, 2010 drew thousands.  Do wish you were there?  Did you attend and want to relive the experience?  Watch this video postcard from the world’s largest geocaching-related event.Play the Lost & Found video above to witness the spectacle that inspired so many geocachers to travel so far.  See a giant geocache, witness Geocoin Poker and hear from geocachers from around the globe.If you missed GeoWoodstock VIII, you haven’t missed all the fun.  Already, more than 700 geocachers have logged “will attends” for GeoWoodstock IX.  The geocaching nation will visit Warren, Pennsylvania for the event on July 2nd, 2011.If you attended GeoWoodstock VIII, please share where you visited from and your favorite memory.View all the Lost & Found stories here.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedThe Founder of GeoWoodstock in His Own WordsJuly 7, 2010In “Community”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – 6/3/2010May 22, 2010In “News”Geowoodstock XII Mega-Event: The Quest for Lewis and ClarkJune 10, 2014In “Community”last_img read more

first_imgCreating a Premiere Pro Swipe TransitionYour first step is to find the two shots you want to transition with one another. Layer them into your timeline.Now get your transition element. In this example, I use a post. Take a screen cap of the frame and place it into your timeline, above and between your two shots.Now mask your transitioning layer.From here, we animate the post’s position. Remember if your footage moves in one direction your animation moves in the opposite. The camera pans left to right, so we animate right to left.Keyframe and crop your footage to track with the animation.Finally, apply a Gaussian blur and darken your animated image to better integrate it with your footage.Creating a Premiere Pro Vehicle Swipe TransitionNow, let’s move over to our car animation. Luckily, it follows similar steps. Find the two shots you want to transition. Layer the first shot above the second by about ten frames.Next, grab an image of a car, layer it above the two other shots, and mask it.Scale and position your car image so that it fills the screen. Make sure the wheels are off-camera.Move your image’s position to one side of the frame. Then click your keyframe marker. Move up ten frames and slide the image to the opposite side.The next step is to apply a crop effect to the shot bellow your animation. Create a keyframe and track the moving animation with your crop. This effect will reveal the shot below your cropped video. Improve your swipe transitions by animating a still image in Adobe Premiere Pro.Top image via Shutterstock.When it comes to video transitions, I’m always trying to step up my game. To me, a good transition cuts a scene seamlessly without making the audience feel like something was there in the first place. In today’s tutorial, I show you how to create a seamless swipe transition by animating still images. I also demonstrate how to create the famous car swipe transition common in Edgar Wright‘s films. Do you know other tips for using animated stills in video editing transitions? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more