Gardai identify human remains found in Limerick

first_imgWalk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR No vaccines in Limerick yet Print NewsLocal NewsGardai identify human remains found in LimerickBy Editor – May 9, 2013 800 Gardaí across Ireland take on viral dance challenge Twitter TAGSbodyfeaturedGardahuman remainsmissingPolish Previous articleAfter Dark – Riverfest FireworksNext articleThe feelgood factor Editor center_img Facebook Advertisement Man and woman arrested after Gardaí seize cash and suspected drugs worth more than €28,000 WhatsApp The Garda Technical Unit examining the scene where the human remains were found on Tuesday.The Garda Technical Unit examining the scene where the human remains were found on Tuesday.by Andrew Carey [email protected] remains found in undergrowth near a riverside walkway in Limerick earlier this week are believed to be those of a Polish national missing in the city since last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mayorstone Gardaí, assisted by the State Pathologist office and technical experts have been able to identify and date the remains to last year and they have been in contact with the man’s family in Poland.Gardaí are continuing their investigation following the discovery of the fragmented remains last week at an area close to the North Circular Road junction with the Condell Road.Council workers clearing rubbish from an area of undergrowth close to the   walkway found a human skull shortly after 11am last Tuesday and Gardaí uncovered the rest of the fragmented remains shortly before lunch.Deputy State pathologist Michael Curtis carried out a postmortem after he visited the area of the discovery on Wednesday. A forensic anthropologist also examined the scene.Further Garda technical examinations uncovered clothing and personal items including a mobile phone and an identity card.Gardaí say that they are continuing with their investigation but are now following a definite line of inquiry. Newcastle West Gardaí move Linkedin Shannondoc operating but only by appointmentlast_img read more

Oxford to use socioeconomic data for DPhil applicants in graduate access push

first_imgOxford will consider socioeconomic data in PhD applicants, as the University looks to improve access to postgraduate courses. Tutors across departments use contextual data in undergraduate admissions, but this is the first time a similar approach will be taken for DPhil candidates. Professor Preston said: “Some applicants leave out information that we would like to know about, while others have greater support when filling out these applications.” A University spokesperson said: “This pilot scheme for doctoral training programmes forms part of the long-term, University-wide efforts to increase the number of promising postgraduate students from under-represented groups at Oxford. We are making steady progress towards improving postgraduate access through a number of recently-introduced initiatives and will be announcing further new schemes very shortly.” Oxford announced the launch of ten scholarships to Black UK research students last week. It acknowledged that Black students are under-represented at Oxford, accounting for only 1.5% of postgraduate students. Gail Preston, Director of the Interdisciplinary Bioscience doctoral programme training, added that socio-economic data may level the playing field for applicants unable to take up research placements: “Many applicants will spend their summers going to different research groups and getting researching experience, but others find it hard to do this.” Applicants will also submit standardised forms rather than their CVs. This aims to give tutors “fairer and more consistent” information.   “We had a few people come up to us at open days, saying they didn’t think Oxford was for them, but this kind of thing showed we are taking these issues seriously,” he said. Conway hopes anonymisation will ensure students from ethnic minority backgrounds do not face discrimination. Admissions staff will consider information such as whether UK applicants received free school meals at secondary school when shortlisting for interview. The new scheme will cover five doctoral training programmes across the sciences and medicine, starting with applications for 2021 entry.  center_img This is the latest in a series of steps to improve postgraduate access at Oxford, mirroring efforts to support undergraduate applicants from under-represented backgrounds.  The Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, Professor Martin Williams, said: “I am thrilled to announce Black Academic Futures programme – the next step towards our vision of ensuring over time that finance is not a barrier to educational opportunity… at Oxford.” Stuart Conway, Professor of Organic Chemistry, told the Times Higher Education magazine: “Some students are working to support themselves throughout university. They will be on an upward trajectory if they are applying to us, but they may not have seen the full results [of what they can achieve].” Oxford will also remove names and gender pronouns from applications to ensure more equal gender balance. 52.5% of graduate students admitted for 2019 entry were male, compared to 45.6% of undergraduates. Oxford has 11,813 postgraduate students, 63% of whom come from outside the UK. The University also voted to remove the £75 application fee for postgraduate applicants, after pressure from the Oxford SU and student campaigners.  Image credit to Jonathan Billinger.last_img read more

Area Girls & Boys Basketball Scores (1-30)

first_imgWRBI Area High School Basketball Scores.Girls Scores  (1-30)East Central  55     Connersville  16South Dearborn  63     Franklin County  29Jac-Cen-Del  56     Southeastern Hanover  36Switzerland County  53     South Ripley  40Rising Sun  46     Shawe Memorial  45Heritage Christian  50     Rushville  41Knightstown  71     Hauser  50Morristown  59     Indy Lutheran  52Southwestern Shelby  59      Greenwood Christian  37Trinity Lutheran  76     Edinburgh  43Tri  46     Eastern Hancock  43Boys Scores  (1-30)Greensburg  68     Lawrenceburg  29Union County  44     Centerville  30last_img

England against Colombia and history for place in quarters

first_imgMoscow, July 2: England will try and overcome the weight of history of knockout heartbreaks in recent past when they face Colombia in the last 16 of the FIFA World Cup here on Tuesday while the South American outfit will attempt to secure a place in the quarter-finals for the second time in succession.England changed nine of their outfield players as they lost to Belgium in their last group game. Coach Gareth Southgate will know if that was the right policy as he looks to lead England to their first win in the knockout stage of a major tournament since World Cup 2006.Southgate has all his squad available except for Fabian Delph, who flew back to the UK on Friday for the birth of his third child, with Dele Ali expected to replace Ruben Loftus-Cheek in midfield after a calf strain saw him sidelined against Panama and Belgium.John Stones should have no problems playing in defence after he was seen with an ice-bag on his calf after being substituted at half time against Belgium with Southgate saying that had always been his intention.Harry Kane will be England’s main danger with the leader of the race for the 2018 Golden Boot looking to add to the five goals he scored in the first two matches.In attack, he will have the support of Raheem Sterling while attacking midfielders like Ali and Jesse Lingard are good enough to trouble any opposition.Colombia will look to big central defender Yerry Mina and Davinson Sanchez to counteract that threat. The Barcelona stopper has scored two goals himself following set pieces taken by Juan Quintero. IANSlast_img read more

What we learned from Syracuse’s 81-66 win over No. 25 Notre Dame

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The Orange (14-8, 4-5 Atlantic Coast) used a balanced scoring attack — Trevor Cooney tied a game-high with 22 and three other SU players finished with 15 — and strong low-post defense to upend UND. Notre Dame was noticeably missing Demetrius Jackson, who is working back from a hamstring injury, and couldn’t keep up with Syracuse despite hitting 10 3s and shooting 41.7 percent from beyond the arc.Here’s what we learned about the Orange in its fourth win over a ranked opponent on the season.1. Maybe Syracuse can defend the postAfter Syracuse lost to then-No. 13 Virginia on Sunday, head coach Jim Boeheim was highly critical of his frontcourt’s ability to defend down low.“We cannot play defense inside, I think that’s pretty painfully obvious by now. Guys that average five points a game get 18, 19, 20 against us,” Boeheim said after the Cavaliers scored 30 points in the paint, 16 of which came from power forward Anthony Gill. “Our perimeter defense has been pretty good this year, our inside defense is non-existent.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThen the Orange, if only temporarily, flipped that script against the Fighting Irish. Boeheim called Zach Auguste one of the best inside scorers in the ACC and Bonzi Colson scored 31 against Duke on Jan. 16 and averaged 20.6 points in the three games heading into Thursday. But SU, with Tyler Lydon mostly manning the middle but Dajuan Coleman also chipping in, held UND to 24 points in the paint while Syracuse scored 30.Auguste finished with eight, Colson with nine and Boeheim was moderately pleased with the effort.“Well we have to try and keep it out of there and when they get it we have to get somebody on him, we’ve been letting guys get it in there and just turn and make layups practically,” Boeheim said. “… We still have a lot of work to do, I think. Hopefully we’ll get better. We need to get better.”2. The zone isn’t kind to inexperienced point guards, even if they are really good playersComing into the game, Notre Dame’s 9.2 turnovers per game ranked as the fewest in the country. But that was mostly with Jackson, who injured his hamstring in the Fighting Irish’s in over Boston College on Saturday.Without him, UND was far less careful with the ball and committed nine first-half turnovers while the Orange went on a 23-1 run and ultimately built an insurmountable 17-point halftime lead. Steve Vasturia, a highly talented shooting guard who assumed most of Jackson’s ball-handling duties, committed a game-high four turnovers. Freshman guard Rex Pflueger, Jackson’s replacement in the starting lineup, committed three.A lot of Notre Dame’s turnovers came after SU trapped in the corners. Otherwise, the zone did a good job of clogging driving lanes and stripping Fighting Irish guards as they navigated toward the rim. SU finished with 16 points off turnovers, while UND scored just eight.“What really hurt us in the first half was we turned it over nine times,” UND head coach Mike Brey said. “We lead the country in least amount of turnovers at nine, and we had nine in the first half and that’s just too deep a hole.”3. Tyler Lydon isn’t the key to Syracuse’s offense, but may hold the key to its potentialSU’s offense is capable of excelling without Lydon’s production and aggressive, which has been evident throughout its ACC schedule.But when the 6-foot-8 forward is stretching the floor and forcing defenders to run out to defend his jump shot, the Orange offense becomes capable of reaching a whole different level. Lydon scored 13 first-half points and was a key part of Syracuse’s 23-1 run after Notre Dame seized a 5-0 lead. By hitting shots early he drew the defense’s attention and, on one play, through a crisp cross-court from the block that allowed Trevor Cooney to can a wide-open 3.Lydon’s numbers remain impossible to predict, especially after he scored two points on one shot, a missed 3, in the loss to Virginia. But the Orange’s 44 first-half points was the third most its scored before halftime this season, and it’s no coincidence that Lydon was right in the middle of it. His two 3s right before the break were the punctuation mark of SU’s dominant frame.“Most teams are guarding him but they didn’t guard him,” Boeheim said of Lydon. “And it was pretty much just like the Bahamas. He got wide-open looks and he can make those shots. When they’re given he’s got to take them. I don’t think he’ll have them too many times.” Comments Related Stories Malachi Richardson continues hot streak in win over Notre DameSyracuse smashes No. 25 Notre Dame in 81-66 upsetGrade Syracuse’s performance against Notre Dame and vote for the player of the gameSyracuse community reacts to upset win over No. 25 Notre Damecenter_img Published on January 28, 2016 at 11:05 pmlast_img read more

Westport Winery Adds Orchard Golf to their Destination Winery Activities

first_imgSubmitted by Westport WineryWestport Winery, known for its innovation as a destination winery, has added golf to its list of free amenities. Winery co-owner, Kim Roberts, calls it “mowing with a purpose.” The nine-hole pitch and putt course is situated within one of Vineyard By-the-Sea’s three orchards. “We have over twenty acres of vineyards, orchards and berries that we farm,” her husband Blain said. “All of these crops demand a maintenance regime that allows them to flourish without undo competition from grasses and weeds, so our team spends a lot of time mowing throughout the summer. Designing the opportunity for our guests to play golf within these crops made sense.”The idea itself came from Kim Roberts’ sister and brother-in-law, Jill and Stan Schwartz. “My sister and her husband have a wheat farm and cattle ranch in Eastern Washington. A number of years ago they created an event center at their place. They had been manicuring one grazing field for what’s called pasture golf. It turned out to be a really fun and popular part of their agricultural destination.”Since the Roberts are not currently raising livestock on their farm, other than chickens and pigs, they will adjust the name of their playing field from pasture golf to orchard golf. Blain Roberts said, “It’s a nine-hole orchard-golf course. There are no long fairways or putting greens. Play is limited to a 9-iron or chipping wedge. And it’s free to play. We just want to have a place that is fun for all ages, all year.”In September, Westport announced the creation of their own brand of cider. Blain said, “Since 2008 we’ve been Westport Winery and Vineyards By-the-Sea. The second half of our name is finally creating a stronger presence as our daughter Carrie starts producing By-the-Sea Cider in addition to her responsibilities as our general manager.”Kim Roberts, a former architect and honorary master gardener, designed the course herself which she said posed several interesting challenges. “The design was formed around our existing Shinseiki and Chojuro Asian pears and Jonathan apple trees. They are an integral part of our new cidery, so they are sacred to our agricultural mission. We also have some springs on our farm that create perfect water hazards. Plus we have a nursery so we’re eager to show our guests new design applications of favorite plants. And finally, with our incredibly talented local artists we have created an outdoor sculpture garden. By moving some fences for this orchard golf course we open up great opportunities for our guests to explore and enjoy more of our farm.”The couple’s son, Dana, is the director of winemaking for the family. Part of this job description is managing the vineyards where they grow Pinot Noir and Muscat of Norway. This integration of agriculture and entertainment is not new to him as one of his vineyards is also a grape maze. He said, “We encourage our guests to explore our farm with lots of educational signage and unique experiential learning opportunities. Greater knowledge about what it takes to create food for our country is an important part of preserving the family farm tradition.” Facebook3Tweet0Pin0 Westport Winery, the 2013 Best in the Northwest Destination Winery and 2011 Washington Winery to Watch, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Westport and Aberdeen. For more information or dinner reservations call Westport Winery at 360-648-2224.last_img read more