first_imgAdvertisement MEMBERS of the Army Bomb Disposal Unit were alerted to a suspect package found in a green field site near the Glasgow Park area of the city last night. The unit carried out a number of controlled explosions to render the device safe. Gardai in the southside area of Limerick also found a number of firearms and ammunition at the site together with the suspect packages. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We heard a loud bang and we thought it was a crash or something like that. I didn’t think that bombs or guns could be found in our area, certainly not in Glasgow Park. I never dreamed of it for one minute,” said local cllr for the Glasgow Park area, Lilly Wallace, said on a radio interview this morning. The find yeilded two sawn-off shotguns, a rifle and around 60 rounds of ammunition that were concealed at the base of a wall in a green area between Glasgow Park housing estate and the Childers Road last night.Gardaí say the search operation was mounted as part of ongoing investigations into serious crime in Limerick. The area has been sealed off and further searches are planned in the area this morning.  Email NewsLocal NewsArms and suspect package found in cityBy admin – January 27, 2009 735 Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin Twitter Print Previous articleThe Best Free Newspaper and it’s officialNext articleO’Driscoll back, Leinster await & Warwick staying adminlast_img read more

first_imgThe Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will co-hosting a webinar July 25 to outline strategies to address and prevent elder financial abuse. Registration is currently open for the free webinar, scheduled for 2 p.m. (ET) July 25.The webinar will focus on the benefits of appropriate collaboration between financial institutions and law enforcement regarding this issue and will provide financial institutions with resources and strategies to develop strategic relationships.In addition, the webinar will discuss the unique challenges involved in detecting and preventing elder financial abuse and will explain how Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) filings can be used to combat it. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgOn the latest FIFA rankings, the football national team of BiH is on the 20th place and for the first time in history it became the best-ranked selection from the region.Croatia is 23rd, Serbia 55th and Slovenia 61st national team in the world.The Montenegrins are on the 94th place, while the worst-ranked national team from the former Yugoslavia is Macedonia on the 141st place.There has been a change on the top of FIFA’s rank list as well, thus the best national team in the world now is Argentina, which replaced Belgium on the top of the list.Among the ten best-ranked national teams are Argentina, Belgium, Chile, Columbia, Germany, Spain, Brazil, Portugal, Uruguay, and England.(Source: read more

first_imgSania Mirza entered the mixed doubles second round with a new partner, but the Mahesh Bhupahti-Rohan Bopanna combo made a shock first-round exit from the men’s doubles event of the US Open in New York .Sania ended her successful partnership with Bhupahti in the mixed doubles circuit after being “sacrificed” by the veteran in the infamous Olympic selection row in July.Sania and Fleming will now be up against winners of the match between Americans Melanie Oudin and Jack Sock and the fifth-seeded Slovak-Serbian pair of Katarina Srebotnik and Nenad Zimonjic.In men’s doubles, Bhupathi and Bopanna, who have been dumped from the Indian Davis Cup team for revolting against the All India Tennis Assoiation before the Olympics, were shown the door in the first round itself.The eighth-seeded Indian team was defeated 3-6 6-7 (4) by unseeded Australians Matthew Ebden and Bernard Tomic.But Leander Paes sailed into the second round with Czech partner Radek Stepanek. The fifth-seeded team outplayed the unseeded German duo of Dustin Brown and Christopher Kas 6-3 6-3.last_img read more

first_imgGary Pinkel after big win against BYU.Gary Pinkel DanceMissouri head coach Gary Pinkel announced yesterday that he would stepping down at the end of this season due to health reasons. Whether it’s been his team’s up-and-down season, the unrest on campus, or his personal battle with lymphoma, Pinkel has faced more than his fair share of adversity this fall. So perhaps that’s why the scene following Missouri’s 20-16 win over BYU tonight was so touching. After the game, Pinkel’s players surrounded him, chanted his name, and urged him to dance. The veteran head coach obliged, and appeared to get emotional in doing so. “and the GP, GP ayyyyyyy chant has erupted” among players— Ashley Zavala (@ZavalaA) November 15, 2015Dance Gary Pinkel. Dance.— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) November 15, 2015That’s awesome. Hats off to Pinkel and his team.last_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsA celebration of Aboriginal music in Winnipeg has just announced its headliners.The event doesn’t happen until November.But organizers say the earlier word gets out the better chances of increasingly popularity in what they call a growing market.APTN National News reporter Tiar Wilson has this story.last_img

first_img © 2017 (—A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in South Africa has found that African penguins sometimes work together to corral fish to allow for more efficient foraging. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the group describes how they studied the birds, what they found and why they believe the penguins might go extinct if something does not change soon. Citation: African penguins found to work together to corral fish for foraging (2017, September 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Credit: CC0 Public Domain Emperor penguins use sea ice to rest between long foraging periods Journal information: Royal Society Open Sciencecenter_img Explore further More information: Alistair M. McInnes et al. Group foraging increases foraging efficiency in a piscivorous diver, the African penguin, Royal Society Open Science (2017). DOI: 10.1098/rsos.170918AbstractMarine piscivores have evolved a variety of morphological and behavioural adaptations, including group foraging, to optimize foraging efficiency when targeting shoaling fish. For penguins that are known to associate at sea and feed on these prey resources, there is nonetheless a lack of empirical evidence to support improved foraging efficiency when foraging with conspecifics. We examined the hunting strategies and foraging performance of breeding African penguins equipped with animal-borne video recorders. Individuals pursued both solitary as well as schooling pelagic fish, and demonstrated independent as well as group foraging behaviour. The most profitable foraging involved herding of fish schools upwards during the ascent phase of a dive where most catches constituted depolarized fish. Catch-per-unit-effort was significantly improved when targeting fish schools as opposed to single fish, especially when foraging in groups. In contrast to more generalist penguin species, African penguins appear to have evolved specialist hunting strategies closely linked to their primary reliance on schooling pelagic fish. The specialist nature of the observed hunting strategies further limits the survival potential of this species if Allee effects reduce group size-related foraging efficiency. This is likely to be exacerbated by diminishing fish stocks due to resource competition and environmental change. African penguins live off the southern coast of Africa. Like other penguins, they survive by eating small fish—in this cased, their diet is generally sardines and anchovies. But the African penguins have also been found to engage in a fishing behavior that has never been seen in penguins before—group coordinated foraging.Noting that the African penguin population has been dwindling due to diminished ocean fisheries over the past several decades, the researchers decided to take a closer look at their feeding habits. They affixed miniature cameras to the backs of 12 of the birds and used the data to create video for review. In all, the team amassed 14 hours of video, which revealed a lot about the life of the penguins.In addition to footage showing the penguins preening, there was also evidence of how they fished. The researchers report that the birds did their foraging alone approximately 66 percent of the time—the other 33 percent of the time, they worked together as a cohesive unit to usher fish into columns and then into balls. Dolphins have been seen doing the same on many occasions, but this was the first time it has been seen in penguins. Corralling the fish into a ball allows for easier foraging. In watching the video footage, researchers were able to compare the efficiency of fishing alone versus fishing with a group, and found that when the birds fished together, they were more than twice as efficient. The team also found evidence of the birds communicating prior to collaborative foraging, suggesting they planned their assault on their prey.The researchers note that the population of African penguins has dropped from 4 or 5 million two centuries ago to just 50,000 today, which possibly explains why they coordinate their foraging so seldom despite the near guarantee of more food—there are not always enough of them around to form a large enough group. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more