Residents put in fear over large gangs

first_imgNewsBreaking newsResidents put in fear over large gangsBy Staff Reporter – March 27, 2014 722 by Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up RESIDENTS in the Garryowen of Limerick are being terrorised and live in fear of a gang of up to 80 youths who congregate every night, according to a Fianna Fail TD.Deputy Willie O’Dea says that residents have told him of the escalating numbers that gather every night and although he has seen groups numbering half of what is claimed, he says the matter is very serious and requires more action by An Garda Siochana.“I’ve been told that up to 70 or 80 people congregate and I don’t know if that is an exaggeration but I have certainly seen a crowd gather there myself that must have numbered 40 or 50 so it is quite a serious situation.Speaking this week, Deputy O’Dea added that gardai are unable to deal with the gang which he claims is responsible for vandalising property.Anti-social behaviour in the area is now escalating and Deputy O’Dea warns that a rapid and more robust response is needed to tackle and dissuade the group from congregating.Asking the gardai to step up their presence and action in response, Deputy O’Dea called for “a more robust, more direct and a more effective response” to tackle the issue.He said that is what “is going to be needed here, but I wish the gardai would get on and do it because it is a serious worry to a large amount of people who are struggling to get by and pay their mortgage etc – they don’t need this extra burden.” Email Facebook Advertisement Twittercenter_img Linkedin Print WhatsApp Previous articleLimerick teenagers voice concern over social issuesNext articleCouncillors express support for sulky racing track in City Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

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Inside Tyson’s 52-room mansion he sold to rapper 50 Cent for £3.3m

first_img But it was needs must for the heavyweight boxing legend, and in came rapper 50 Cent who bought it from him for £3.3million the same year it was revealed he blew his fortune. When the In da Club singer bought the house from Tyson, it set a record for the most expensive home ever sold in the area of Farmington – and it’s easy to see why. Along with those 21 bedrooms we mentioned earlier, the 50,000-square-foot abode has a 25 bathrooms, an indoor pool and hot tub, an indoor court, multiple game rooms, a green-screen room, and a recording studio. And it would’ve been a bitter pill for the 53-year-old to swallow, looking at the mega mansion. Boasting 52 rooms, including 21 bedrooms, as well as its own nightclub the property is as lavish as Tyson has ever owned. When Mike Tyson was declared bankrupt in 2003, he was forced to sell up. Advertisement Loading… With reported debts of £17million, his prized home in Connecticut was one of his first possessions to be sacrificed. Promoted ContentBig Actors Who Started Off With A Part In A Soap OperaBest Car Manufacturers In The World6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value Entering the property through a stately front gate, you’re greeted by a lion statue. Walking into the home on the marble floor, a duelling wood-panelled staircase leads you to another level of the property. read also:Tyson’s company interested in Camp Nou naming rights deal As can be seen, the decor is as lavish as it gets throughout the property. At the entrance of the property you’re faced with opulent gates and a statue of a lion. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Clear Lake looking to expand splash pad, restroom facilities at City Beach (AUDIO)

first_imgCLEAR LAKE —Clear Lake city officials are continuing to review plans on improvements to the City Beach area, including an expanded splash pad and new restroom facilities.Mayor Nelson Crabb says they are looking to restructure and re-position a number of things in that area.  “RDG has come in and they have kind of put a plan in there to expand that splash pad area, move it around, take those older restrooms that were there, and we’re having some infrastructure situations there that we need to do something with anyway, so just take it over and hook it onto the water treatment plant. Then put a little of shade pavilion over there for people that want to come off the beach, or grandparents or parents that want to stay there and watch the kids play on the beach and can still see them from that area. It’ll just enhance that from what it presently is.”Crabb says the splash pad area is popular, helping bring people into the community.   “That’s the things, part of the things, that bring people to a community. If we claim we are a tourist resort community, then these are the needs that I see we need to have here.”The city has been looking at making improvements to that area, which includes the water treatment plant and the area where a water tower once stood.  “By taking those restrooms and moving them over to the water treatment plant, you open up and that becomes even a different venue look, because you can be walking along the sidewalk over on South Shore Drive or driving along, and you can slow down, look through there, walk through there to see the entire lake at that point. So that’s important too I think to have as much open space that we can provide.”The price tag for the plan could be between $1.3 and $1.6 million. Crabb made his comments on the “Ask the Mayor” program earlier today on AM-1300 KGLO. Listen back to the program via the audio player belowlast_img read more

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Smokies name Garrett McMullen as team captain for upcoming BCHL season

first_imgStory courtesy BCHL Media/Trail Smoke EatersThe Trail Smoke Eaters are pleased to announce forward Garrett McMullen  will serve as team captain for the 2012-13 BCHL season.McMullen, a native of Rochester, N.Y., is entering his 20-year-old season, his second in the BCHL. McMullen scored 36 points (17-19) in 53 games with the Smoke Eaters in 2011-12 after being acquired early in the season from the Powell River Kings.“I’m honoured and excited to be named captain of the Smoke Eaters,” said McMullen. “We have high expectations this season and I’m really looking forward to leading the way for this team.”“Garrett is a highly-respected member of our team and brings a great work ethic on and off the ice,” stated Smoke Eaters head coach/general manager Bill Birks. “He is a leader on this team and sets a great example for our younger players.”McMullen becomes the 18th captain in Smoke Eaters BCHL history, inheriting the “C” from now-graduated defenseman Clayton McEwan.Smoke Eaters training camp runs through Sunday at the Cominco Arena. The 2012-13 BCHL season opener takes place Saturday, September 8 at the Save-On Foods BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack against the Cowichan Valley Capitals.last_img read more

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Giants add Jake Barrett, designate John Andreoli for assignment

first_imgJust days after designating one right-handed reliever for assignment, the Giants have added another to a crowded bullpen.The Giants acquired pitcher Jake Barrett from the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday in exchange for cash considerations. To clear a 40-man roster spot for Barrett, San Francisco designated recently acquired outfielder John Andreoli for assignment.First-year president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi picked up Andreoli off of waivers Friday in a move that compelled the club to …last_img

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Darwin’s Sweatshop: Why Ethiopia Made People Hairless

first_imgFive scientists think they have figured out why people walk upright and don’t have fur like other mammals.  They had to evolve in Ethiopia, where it is hot.  This led to the loss of body hair, and the evolution of sweat glands and other adaptations to deal with the heat.    It’s not that the scientists from Caltech, Johns Hopkins and University of Utah actually found evidence for this.  It’s just that they studied rocks from the Turkana Basin, where some important fossils of alleged human ancestors have been found.  According to their analysis of carbonate rocks, the temperature has always been hot and arid in this area – for 4 million years, they claim.  They published their results in PNAS,1 and the story was picked up by Science Daily and PhysOrg.    Although their paper primarily concerned deducing climate and temperature from the rock record, they considered implications for human thermophysiology:This temperature record is relevant to the evolutionary origin or maintenance of a unique suite of adaptations that permit humans to remain active under high ambient heat loads.  For example, upright posture in hot, open environments confers thermophysiological advantages to bipedal hominins owing to reduced interception of direct solar radiation and to displacement of the body away from the near-surface environment, which may be excessively hot due to solar heating.  Derived human traits such as very little body hair, high sweating capacity, and high surface area to volume ratio are also advantageous for daytime activity in hot, arid climates, and temperature is a central variable in hypotheses of behaviors such as long-distance scavenging and persistence hunting.  However, the thermoregulatory advantages of these adaptations arise primarily under very hot, sunny conditions.  Our results suggest that such conditions were relevant to human ecology in the Turkana Basin, either directly within or at the spatial or temporal margins of human-preferred habitats….    Whereas our data are silent on the importance of ambient temperature in shaping human evolution, they comprise a necessary prerequisite for beginning to evaluate temperature-related hypotheses. [italics in original].If this is so, then it should also be a necessary prerequisite for beginning to evaluate the null hypothesis, or for evaluating why such conditions failed to generate similar physiological traits in the other mammals living alongside the humans in the same ecological environment.  It would also make one question why the hominids they believe inhabited South Africa, Europe and Asia for millions of years and during long ice ages did not quickly gain all that body hair right back.  The authors seemed to overlook those parts of the evolutionary logic.    The popular press swallowed it all without question, though.  “The need to stay cool in that cradle of human evolution may relate, at least in part, to why pre-humans learned to walk upright, lost the fur that covered the bodies of their predecessors and became able to sweat more, Johns Hopkins University earth scientist Benjamin Passey said.”  Perhaps they need to consider another uniquely human trait: blushing (see 12/19/2007 commentary).1.  Passey, Levin, Cerling, Brown, and Eiler, “High-temperature environments of human evolution in East Africa based on bond ordering in paleosol carbonates,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, published online before print June 8, 2010, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1001824107.This has the makings of a great cartoon: the Turkana Gymnasium, where all the camels, wildebeests, zebras, giraffes, oryx, lions, cheetahs, and gerbils all strip down to the skin, stand upright, and work up a sweat under the hot sun, dancing to the beat of “Do the Evolution” (08/31/2006).(Visited 50 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Indian men’s hockey team draws 1-1 with Australia A

first_imgA late goal by dragflicker Harmanpreet Singh helped the Indian men’s hockey team salvage a 1-1 draw against Australia ‘A’ here Monday.India made two good saves in the initial minutes of the first quarter while defending back-to-back penalty corners. The attempts somewhat made up for an average start by the visitors with the Australia ‘A’ attack putting the team under pressure right from the start.India suffered a setback in the 21st minute when Kiran Arunasalam struck a fine field goal for Australia ‘A.’India’s inability to convert chances created in the striking circle and missing out on three PCs dented their fightback. Their defence, on the other hand, was able to contain the home team from extending their lead.It was in Harmanpreet’s second attempt, in the 56th minute, that saw him convert a well-timed, powerful drag flick to equalise.”We had a poor start in the first ten minutes of the game which was a complete opposite to how we played on Friday. We slowly got back into the game in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarters and also created enough opportunities to win the game,” Indian chief coach, Graham Reid said.”On Wednesday we will need to start much better and play well in all four quarters. In tomorrow’s practice session we will be working on our connections especially in the midfield,” he added.India will next take on the Australian national side and if the visitors are to emerge on top, Reid said the team will need to start much better and keep the pressure on their opponents in all four quarters.advertisementAlso Read | Indian men’s hockey team wins 3-0 against Australia AAlso Read | India men’s hockey team to join FIH Pro League from 2020last_img read more

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10 months ago​Makelele blasts Man Utd star Pogba for celebrations

first_img​Makelele blasts Man Utd star Pogba for celebrationsby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveClaude Makelele is not happy with Paul Pogba.The legendary French defensive midfielder believes that Pogba’s goal celebrations are disrespectful.Pogba enjoyed some dance moves with other United players, such as Eric Bailly, after scoring twice in the 4-1 win over Bournemouth.But Makelele does not agree with such displays of flamboyance.Speaking on Astro SuperSport’s Sunday Night Live show, he said: “One example is Thierry Henry. When he scored a goal before, everybody was like, ‘F*****g hell, many goals, he’s never happy’.”One day I tell Thierry, ‘Why?’. He said, ‘It’s the way I celebrate my goal. I know people don’t like this, but I’m like this. I can’t change this.”Pogba, he’s like this, he can’t change this. We accept this – it’s Pogba.”For me, it means sometimes you don’t respect your opponent, you know?”It’s frustrating. I’m fronting Pogba. I want to tell him, ‘Listen, do this in the dressing room, not now. It’s frustrating. You win 4-0, you’re dancing in front of me.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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8 days ago​Newcastle youngster Longstaff set to earn new contract

first_img​Newcastle youngster Longstaff set to earn new contractby Ansser Sadiq8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United youngster Matty Longstaff is set to earn a new contract at the club.The 19-year-old has burst onto the scene this term, getting into the team alongside his older brother Sean.Given that Matty is on a very modest contract, the Magpies will try and tie him down for the long term.They will also give him a significant salary bump, per the Daily Mail.The Magpies want him to sign a six year deal, which would ensure that he is not in any imminent danger of being tempted by a top six club for a transfer.The youngest Longstaff was man of the match in Newcastle’s 1-0 win against Manchester United before the international break, with his long range goal settling the game. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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