Gardai investigate assault on man

first_imgFacebook GARDAI are investigating an attack on a man in the city centre some time after 2am yesterday morning in Upper William Street.It is understood the victim, who is believed to be in his early twenties, was assaulted by a group of men and received a laceration to the face.He was taken to the Mid Western Regional Hospital, but was released a short time later. Print Advertisement WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Linkedin NewsLocal NewsGardai investigate assault on manBy admin – May 5, 2009 476 Email Previous articleMan dies in road accidentNext articleCollins family to march in honour of Roy’s death adminlast_img

Burglaries down as arrests increase

first_imgEmail NewsLocal NewsBurglaries down as arrests increaseBy admin – December 7, 2012 613 WhatsApp Facebook Linkedin DESPITE a perceived increase in rural crime and property thefts in particular, the latest crime statistics figures indicate that the number of reported burglaries is down 20 per cent on last year as Limerick Gardaí continue their campaign against burglars. Sgt Brian Broderick of the Crime Prevention Unit attached to Henry Street Garda Station said that a number of arrests were made last week in connection with six burglaries at both residential and commercial office properties in Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Thefts of cash, jewellery and electrical items were reported from four residential addresses and a commercial premises on Sexton Street was ransacked by intruders and eight people were arrested in connection with the criminal activity between Tuesday and Thursday of last week.Two 24-year-old men were detained in connection with the burglaries and one man in his 30s was arrested at the scene of one of the reported burglaries in the suburbs of the city.All eight were charged and are currently due before the courts.As Gardaí continue to target criminal activity throughout the county, figures indicate that the number of burglaries is down 20 percent over this time last year. However they are asking business owners and the general public to remain vigilant and ensure that their homes and business premises have adequate security measures in place over the Christmas period.Gardai are warning that it is a time for opportunist type thefts and urge people not to take chances with their property.center_img Previous articleLimerick medical companies contribute to exports increaseNext articleSouthill quilt launched by ‘The Governor’ admin Print Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

Fantasy Baseball 3B Rankings: Top players, sleepers at third base for 2020

first_img2020 Fantasy Baseball Rankings:Catcher | First | Second | Short | Outfield | Starter | Reliever | Top 300There are plenty of homers available at the position, starting with Eugenio Suarez and his 49 HRs from last year, and you can even find .300 hitters like Yoan Moncada and Rafael Devers. Devers was also second in the majors in runs scored last year (129), and he, along with Kris Bryant, who’s slated to open the season as the Cubs’ leadoff hitter, will likely rank highly in that oft-ignored category again.2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers:Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfielder | Starter | Each teamIf you want to wait at the position and get some SBs to go along with decent pop, you can target Danny Santana, Scott Kingery, Ian Happ, or Tommy Edman, but you’ll be missing out on a lot of reliable HR and RBI production from guys higher up in the rankings. 2020 Fantasy Baseball Tiers, Draft Strategy:Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | RelieverUltimately, 3B is the new 1B. You can find high-average, run-producing sluggers early in your draft, or you can wait a bit and get middling-average, run-producing sluggers later. Either way, you need those run-producing sluggers, so be cognizant of that while you’re building your team. There are plenty of interesting fliers — many of whom are eligible at other positions — worth drafting later on for your bench, but don’t pass on a proven stud in the first five or six rounds just because the position is deep. Draft the stud and draft another good player later, preferably one who can play multiple positions. That’s how to truly maximize all the 3B-eligible talent in your draft. Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategies: Auction | Keeper/Dynasty | PointsPlease note that the players below are ranked as if they’re only eligible at 3B. Players might have a higher overall ranking if they’re eligible at other positions. More 2020 Fantasy Baseball: Auction Values | Mock Draft SimulatorWe’ll be updating the 3B rankings as needed, so check back for the latest player movement. DOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Ultimate 2020 Fantasy Baseball Cheat Sheet Fantasy Baseball 3B RankingsRankings based on 5×5 H2H leagues with Rs, HRs, RBIs, SBs, and batting average as categoriesPosition eligibility based on Yahoo default settings (5 games started or 10 games played at a position)* = not eligible at that position on draft day but expected to play there during the seasonRankingPlayerTeamOther eligibility1Nolan ArenadoRockies2Alex BregmanAstrosSS3Anthony RendonAngels4Jose RamirezIndians5Rafael DeversRed Sox6Kris BryantCubsOF7Eugenio SuarezReds8Vladimir Guerrero Jr.Blue Jays9DJ LeMahieuYankees1B, 2B10Manny MachadoPadresSS11Yoan MoncadaWhite Sox12Josh DonaldsonTwins13Max MuncyDodgers1B, 2B14Matt ChapmanA’s15Mike MoustakasReds2B16Eduardo EscobarD-backs2B17Justin TurnerDodgers18Yuli GurrielAstros1B19Miguel SanoTwins1B20Scott KingeryPhillies2B, SS, OF21Danny SantanaRangers1B, 2B, SS, OF22Jeff McNeilMets2B, OF23Ian HappCubs2B, OF24Tommy EdmanCardinals2B, OF25Ryan McMahonRockies1B, 2B26Renato NunezOrioles1B27Jean Segura*PhilliesSS28Brian AndersonMarlinsOF29Gio UrshelaYankees30J.D. DavisMetsOF31Kyle SeagerMariners32Hunter DozierRoyals1B, OF33Austin Riley*BravesOF34Yandy DiazRays1B35Nick SolakRangers2B36Howie KendrickNationals1B, 2B37Carter Kieboom*NationalsSS38Yoshi TsutsugoRaysOF39Tommy La StellaAngels2B40Luis ArraezTwins2B, OF41Todd FrazierRangers42Maikel FrancoRoyals43Evan LongoriaGiants44Jon BertiMarlinsSS, OF45Eric Sogard*Brewers2B, OF46Starlin CastroNationals2B47Hanser AlbertoOrioles2B48Matt CarpenterCardinals49Rio RuizOrioles1B50Colin MoranPirates2B51Travis ShawBlue Jays1B*52Johan CamargoBravesSS, OF53Asdrubal CabreraNationals2B54Marwin GonzalezTwins1B, OF Third base is as loaded as ever this year, and while multi-position eligibility for some key players can make it slightly thinner than it appears, there’s little doubt that every team in your fantasy baseball league should have a high-quality player at the hot corner after your draft. Our 2020 3B rankings feature plenty of familiar faces in the top tier, but with a host of intriguing new sleepers and potential breakouts, there are a variety of ways to devise a draft strategy for third base. Primarily a power position, there aren’t a lot of SBs to be found at the top of the 3B rankings. Jose Ramirez is really the only true five-category threat, which could make him a popular second-round target in a lot of drafts despite a down 2019. Ramirez can certainly fill up a box score, but Nolan Arenado, Alex Bregman, and Anthony Rendon are safer bets in the other four categories.last_img read more

COMPETING IN THE RACE OF LIFE (PART SIX):

first_imgIn this sixth and concluding article of the series on Life as a race and how we are all competing in it the focus is on the reward for taking part and reaching the finishing line in the race. Reward is one of the inevitable realities of life. Most endeavors of life have rewards of good or evil depending on performance. The Bible puts it bluntly: “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked; a man reaps what he sows” (Galatians 6:7). Nature has built in it a reward and punishment components to most of our actions and undertakings and we stand at the receiving end of our actions. All those who compete in the race of life will receive a reward. The fifth article of the series on the Christian input to our understanding of life as a race made the following points:In one real sense the Christian life is a race in which all Christians are running towards the finishing line. Every race requires serious commitment and discipline if one is to win. In training one has to stretch self to the limits. In most running races awards are given only to the first, second and perhaps third winners who reach the finishing line first, second and third places. The good news about the Christian race is that it is not about getting there first or how long one takes but that one does get there whether taking 80 years or 50 or 10 or even a day. “The race is not to the swift nor the battle to the strong or brave but he who endures to the end” (Ecclesiastes 11:9; Matt. 24:13).The Christian input to our running in the race of life is for Christians to be true disciples of Jesus Christ by following the biblical teachings and principles and then they will run and win and be a shinning inspiration to others.Running in the race of life faithfully and well is not in vain. Those who work hard, and are honest in their endeavors and truly serve God and others do get a reward for their faithfulness to duty however long it takes. The American philosopher, Ralph Waldow Emerson once wrote that if one can excel in any profession or trade and can preach a better sermon, write a better book and can make a better mouth strap than his neighbor then the world will make a beating path to his doors even if he lives in the woods. We don’t need to worry too much about rewards. What we need is to do our best and the rewards will inevitably follow. Generally in life those who sacrifice most while in school or training tend to do by far better in life than those who give up too quickly.The Bible has a lot to teach us about God’s faithfulness in rewarding our faithfulness in doing what we ought to do. The writer of the letter of Hebrews says that God rewards those who are faithful (Hebrews 11:6). John writes in first John, “Behold what manner of love the Father has given unto us; that we should be called children of God. That is what we are. It is not yet clear what we shall be but we know that we shall be like him; for we shall see him face to face” (1 John 3:1-2). Jesus himself speaks these words: “Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many… And when I go and prepare a place for you. I will come back and take you to myself so that where I am there you may be also” (John 14:1-3).Paul the Apostle writes, “Be steadfast, immovable, always busy in the work of the Lord. For you know that in the Lord your labor is never in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:58). Again Jesus promises: “And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name’s sake will receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life” (Matthew 19:29-30). God does indeed reward faith and obedience. And the Bible says God is not man that he should lie; he does what he promises (Numbers 23:19). If we compete in any races of life and do well, giving our best in all fairness we will profit in the end. We will experience fulfillment for having done what is right and is required.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

A celebration for Book lovers

first_imgOnce again, countless book enthusiasts will throng the grounds of Pragati Maidan as the India Trade Promotion Organisation hosts the 22nd edition of Delhi Book Fair during August 27 – September 4 in the national capital. The fair is being organized in association with Federation of Indian Publishers and will be inaugurated by Dr Harsh Vardhan, the Union Minister for Science and Technology and Minister of Earth Sciences.ITPO’s other concurrent events, the 18th edition of Stationary and 2nd Office Automation & Corporate Gift Fair 2016 will be added attraction for the visitors. Over 250 leading companies from India and overseas are expected to participate in these fairs.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThis year, the fair aims to showcase the initiatives of the Government under ‘Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan’ for higher education and computer literacy. Delhi Book Fair has been playing a pivotal role in reiterating the might of the pen and the printed world and has come to be recognized as the biggest book bonanza keenly awaited by students, teachers, scholars, authors, intellectuals, librarians and book lovers.  Apart from promoting literacy and reading habit, especially among children and youth, the fair presents a vast panorama of Indian books on a wide range of subjects. The fair provides a unique platform for business to business transactions, establishing new contacts, entering into co-publishing arrangements, translation and copy right arrangements, reprinting of old and rare books, apart from providing retailing opportunities as a multitude of visitors come to the fair.   Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveA number of conferences and seminars, buyer-seller meets, book releases, book discussions, literary activities for children and meet-the-author get together will be organized during the fair.  The fair is also complemented by the Stationery/Office Automation and Corporate Gifts Fair held concurrently with its product profile.The Book Fair will cover a wide range of fiction, non-fiction and academic books besides, children’s literature, classics and other categories of publications including digital innovations.  With view to make these fairs more convenient to the visitors, ITPO will introduce mobile applications by which visitors can access details of exhibitors, products on display, location details and concurrent ancillary activities. Also, the theme pavilion will comprise of the ‘Selfie Stations’ which focuses on the national campaigns of the Government of India. These include: ‘Make in India’, ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’,  ‘Digital India’, ‘Skill India’, ‘Startup India’, ‘Smart Cities’, ‘Startup India’, and ‘Umang’ (Unified mobile app for New-age Governance). To make the fair more interactive to the visitors, ITPO has planned to introduce book reading session, band performance, on-the–spot competition, screening of films, GK Quiz, Express Yourself, Nukkad Natak and storytelling sessions.last_img read more

3 Startups That Are Using Technology to Reinvent Entertainment

first_img Register Now » 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. September 12, 2018 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. For the first time ever, Netflix received more Emmy nominations this year than any other TV network, as reported by BGR. The video streaming company received 112 nominations from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences last month, beating out former Emmy dominator HBO, which received three fewer nominations.The success of Netflix demonstrates the power of technology in the home entertainment industry. When Netflix debuted its streaming service in the early 2000s, it gave users access to thousands of titles with the push of a button. At the time, it was the first service of its kind.Today, the streaming company has changed the way people enjoy and access entertainment at home and it’s led to an influx of similar companies offering new tech innovations in home entertainment with a variety of viewing options for consumers. In 2017, these video streaming services contributed to a 5 percent increase in home entertainment spending, seeing it rise to $20.5 billion in the United States, as explained by Deadline.Related: Don’t Understand Blockchain? It Can Work for You Anyway, This Founder SaysNow new tech innovations are being applied to home entertainment, revolutionizing the industry even further.BlockchainThose who have heard about blockchain or are familiar with this innovative technology likely associate it only with the cryptocurrency market and most notably, Bitcoin. But blockchain is being utilized by a growing number of markets. The technology can be used to create a highly secure ledger of transactions, and its potential applications are numerous.Hollywood producer Andrea Iervolino, best known for backing the James Franco film In Dubious Battle, founded a new home entertainment company TaTaTu and is using blockchain to reward customers. TaTaTu pays TTU tokens to consumers for watching movies, playing games and listening to music. And with blockchain,TaTaTu can record each transaction in an open distributed ledger, which ensures users get rewarded. The blockchain also ensures content providers are compensated by using a digital rights management platform to create an accurate record of work for talent, distributors and studios involved in the site. Eventually, tokens will be able to be traded for cash or used in the company’s own ecommerce store.“Blockchain technology is providing the opportunity that rights holders are looking for. No longer will they have to take someone’s word for it when it comes to distribution across different territories,” Lervolino wrote in the company’s white paper. “Once we bring a system of digital rights management into place, rights holders will be able to see exactly when and how their content has been shown — via the irrefutable ledger that is the blockchain.”Augmented realityFuturistic settings in movies often feature some kind of augmented reality (AR). The technology lets users apply digital layers to the real world. In science fiction movies these layers often appear in the form of advertisements. Whether through a pair of high-tech glasses or some kind of cortical implant, characters see billboards and pop-up ads wherever they go. It’s like the notifications you receive on your phone when walking near a business, but instead, the advertisements appear before your very eyes. If you follow my articles, you know that I’m a partner of an augmented reality platform called FluffAR, which rewards users with cryptocurrency for viewing AR experiences.Related: Upcoming Pokémon Game on Nintendo Switch Hopes to Capture Huge Mobile Fan Base of ‘Pokémon Go’AR is currently being tested in the world of advertising to bring these ideas from the movies to life, but it’s also being used in innovative ways in the area of home entertainment. Tech startup Eyecandy’s augment.tv project lets users access digital overlays while watching sports, documentaries, kids programming and more. In order to see the digital layers, users point AR-enabled smartphones or tablets on a video screen. The digital layer is then overlaid on the content.For example, when it comes to sports, users can see an overlay containing a newsfeed of relevant stats and data about the match, teams and players. And augment.tv will even give users the ability to replay content themselves. Other features will include letting users shop for the clothing and accessories seen in the movies or tv shows they’re watching.3DWhile some companies are using technology to enhance a user’s viewing experience. Other companies are using technology to bring content to life.3D technology has become ubiquitous in the movie industry. With dozens of movies being released in 3D every year, nowadays moviegoers have the option of watching most action blockbusters in 3D. According to recent reports by True Industry News, the global 3D and 4D market are expected to reach $168.6 billion by 2023.Related: 17 Inspirational Quotes from Oscar-Winning MoviesNew startup Urus is using 3D imaging technology to bring the 3D viewing experience home in a new way. The company is working to make movie and other video content scenes appear as if they are playing out in a viewer’s living room. Urus is using 3D technology to modify a user’s home scenery to match the look of the movie they’re watching. Using the technology they already have at their fingertips — their smartphones — users take a panoramic photo of their surroundings using their phone’s camera. This image is used to reconstruct a 3D model that then blends in the action on screen.Just as Netflix revolutionized the home entertainment industry more than a decade ago, these startups are ushering in a new wave of home entertainment innovation, bringing technology usually reserved for science fiction movies, to life.last_img read more