first_imgWalk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matter Advertisement WhatsApp – New website for city centre community partnership No vaccines in Limerick yet Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Twittercenter_img Previous articleSIPTU calls for receiver to be appointed to Andersen Ireland onlineNext articleFinal tough budget to close out the game Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. Print THE Nicholas Street Medieval Tidy Towns committee celebrated a landmark success in the national Tidy Towns competition recently, coming top in the country in the Urban or Rural Village category.The committee was formed in April of this year after locals grew weary of asking for help with the neglected condition of the area and it is made up of residents and business representatives of the Nicholas Street, Church Street and Castle Street area.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The group’s chairperson Michael Tracey said: “We felt we had to act for ourselves to try and get this area of its knees. We put in a lot of effort and we have the street looking well.“However, this is just the first step in what will be a very long strategic plan for the area. I want to congratulate all our committee and we look forward to further progress next year.”Dr James Ring of the Limerick Civic Trust, which is a member of the group, added: “We have a five year plan to gradually increase the catchment area to take in the entire medieval city to include the English and Irish towns.“This year coming we plan to include the Abbey area of King’s Island before moving over the bridge to take in Broad Street and John’s Street in the coming years.” NewsLocal NewsNational award for Nicholas Street Medieval QuarterBy Liam Togher – September 18, 2013 974 Linkedin 490 volunteers attend Tidy Towns webinar hosted by Limerick City and County Council Love for Limerick as stars line up for St. Patrick’s Day’s video TAGSfeaturedLimerick Civic TrustMedieval QuarterNicholas StreetTidy Towns last_img read more

first_imgFederal officials say they have fined a Florida restaurant chain with six locations more than $314,500 for taking employee tips and wages.The U.S. Department of Labor reported Friday that the Vietnamese chain Pho 79 “illegally diverted” federal overtime pay and tips for 65 of its employees. The chain has locations in Davie, Sunrise, Coral Springs, Boynton Beach, Miami and Pinecrest, and lists different owners for each one, according to property records.Jacky Truong, Pho 79′s cofounder, is listed as a registered agent for multiple locations. The federal agency found that Pho 79: -“Failed to maintain an accurate record of the number of hours employees worked,” which is required by law.-Did not “keep a record of employees’ contact information.”-Did not “display a FLSA minimum wage poster in each establishment.”It is unclear how long Pho 79 must correct the violations.In a Friday email, Eric Lucero, a U.S. Department of Labor spokesman, said the situations occurred between 2017 and 2019, and that Pho 79′s owner “agreed to future compliance.”“Employers may not keep tips received by employees,” said Tony Pham, Wage and Hour’s division district director in Miami. “The Wage and Hour Division will continue working to ensure that workers receive all the wages they have legally earned, and that employers compete on a level playing field.” -“Paid cooks, dishwashers and kitchen helpers a flat daily rate or weekly salary regardless of the number of hours they worked,” although employees exceeded 40 hours, which is a violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.-“Illegally diverted all gratuities to the restaurant – failing to give employees any of the tips,” another FLSA violation.Photo courtesy: Pho 79/Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgAlejandro Faurlin tells QPR Player he was in a “dark place” and contemplated retirement after suffering his third cruciate ligament injury in as many years.The popular midfielder, 27, has signed a new one-year contract at Rangers.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

first_img“Bad tackling,” he said again.It was a phrase worth repeating: Against the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday, the 49ers missed 17 tackles — 17! — according to Pro Football Focus. … YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES?Pick against our pros all season long and win!***SANTA CLARA — It’s easy to spot the problem with the 49ers defense. Richard Sherman covered it in two words.“Bad tackling,” the injured cornerback said.Then Sherman paused as if trying to find another explanation. There was no need.last_img read more

first_imgSamsung has won another victory in its long-running patent war with Apple. A new judgement bars Apple from importing certain last-generation iPads and iPhones to the United States. The win, however, is unlikely to amount to much more than a moral victory – while serving to highlight how meaningless these courtroom skirmishes are to a smartphone market that the two technology giants continue to dominate.  The International Trade Commission said Tuesday that AT&T versions of Apple’s iPhone 3GS and 4, and 3G-equipped models of iPad and iPad 2, infringe on a Samsung patent covering cellular technology. The ITC issued a limited order barring those devices from being sold in the U.S. Apple has already said it plans to appeal the decision, which it can do via the federal courts or a direct appeal to the White House. No Impact At AllApple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet summed things up in a statement to AllThingsD, saying, “Today’s decision has no impact on the availability of Apple products in the United States.” Samsung spokesperson Adam Yates countered with a statement that included this gem: “We believe the ITC’s Final Determination has confirmed Apple’s history of free-riding on Samsung’s technological innovations.” For the uninitiated, that “history” dates back to Apple’s original claims from April 2011 that Samsung’s early Galaxy and Nexus smartphones “slavishly” copied the iPhone’s design. The original court complaint famously includes side-by-side comparisons of Apple’s iPhone 3GS and Samsung’s Galaxy S (i9000). That history includes a $1.05 billion judgement against Samsung, awarded to Apple last August by a California patent court. And that history also includes a UK court ordering Apple to publicly apologize to Samsung for patent infringement accusations by running announcements in newspapers and online. Just as a ban on devices that account for little of Apple’s current business won’t change anything, neither did the “I’m Sorry,” newspaper ads nor the $1 billion judgement Samsung is still appealing. The so-called consequences levied by courts and trade commissions have done nothing but chew up legal-system resources, give the media something to write about and keep both companies’ legal teams busy.When Giants Battle, The Little Guy LosesApple and Samsung continue to own the lion’s share of the U.S. smartphone market. ComScore says Apple still owns the #1 spot, while Canaccord Genuity claims Samsung is now on top. Either way, the two dominate the rest of the field whether you measure by marketshare or profits. The patent wars don’t seem to be hurting either company’s businesses. HTC, on the other hand, has seen its business crumble while fighting off an Apple patent suit. Despite shipping two of the best smartphones in the world over the past 18 months – last year’s One X and the current flagship One – HTC has been bleeding money and hemorrhaging executives. HTC’s profits for the first quarter of 2013 tumbled 98% from the same period last year.(See also Why Samsung’s Profits Are Growing As HTC’s Plummet.) The company’s woes are due as much to branding misfires (gone is last year’s “Quietly Brilliant” slogan) and a lack of financial muscle to compete with Apple and Samsung’s marketing departments. But getting caught in Apple legal’s crosshairs certainly didn’t help.Executive Order To End Patent Wars?The Apple-Samsung spat is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to technology industry patent issues, in the U.S. and internationally. Tuesday the Obama administration issued a list of recommended Executive and Legislative Actions to reform the high-tech patent system, and The Verge quotes sources claiming that the timing of the ITC’s Apple import ban was “motivated in part by the Obama Administration’s new patent announcements.”Reaction to President Obama’s recommendations from the tech community has been mixed at best. Perhaps that’s because patent-related issues have become an annoying thorn in the side of a community that thrives on lightning-paced innovation.(See also Inside The Mind Of A Patent Troll: If It’s Legal, It Must Be OK.)Patent trolls are just that, trolls. And despite their protestations, it seems clear that the big-name patent wars have become a little more than an expensive sideshow leeching the lifeblood out of industry while doing little to actually protect inventors. Apple, Samsung and the rest are spending billions of dollars and untold hours fighting in courtrooms and arguing over newspaper apologies. Wouldn’t those resources be better directed towards innovation?Image by Renato Mitra from Obergösgen, Switzerland (iPhone 3G S 32GB, schwarz) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons. Tags:#Apple#legal#patent troll#Patents#Samsung What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces noah kravitz The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Our projections surmise that it will ultimately take about 44 victories to earn a spot in the Western Conference playoffs. In order to reach that win total, the Lakers would need to finish 14-6 against the NBA’s 10th-toughest remaining schedule — one that has 10 home games and 10 road ones. They still have to play the Denver Nuggets, Boston Celtics, Bucks again, Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder, among others.By contrast, the indestructible Spurs need to go only 10-9 to finish with 44 wins. They have an easier-than-average slate the rest of the way, with 11 of their last 19 games in San Antonio. The Clippers have it even better, needing a 9-9 finish to get to 44 victories, with 12 of their last 18 contests at home. (The young, fun Sacramento Kings are positioned in about the same spot as the Lakers in the standings, needing a 13-7 finish to reach 44 wins. But their remaining schedule is the third-easiest in the NBA, giving them some hope in an uphill battle.)James has faced late-season pressure to lift his team out of the doldrums each of the past few seasons. But this scenario with the Lakers stands apart, both because of how much time he missed with injury (one that now looks as if it will cost the team a playoff spot), and because of how the young supporting cast struggled to hold the rope during his absence, going 6-11. It’s one thing to coast into the postseason, the way James’s Miami and Cleveland clubs often did. But James himself hasn’t missed the playoffs in 14 years, not since the 2004-05 season.If there’s a bright side, it’s that the Lakers finally look engaged. They held Antetokounmpo to just 16 points, one of his lowest-scoring outputs in a dominant season. Youngster Brandon Ingram has showcased his scoring ability lately and was unstoppable Friday, finishing with 31 points.But the time to celebrate moral victories for this team has run out, unfortunately. A sixth-straight season of missing the playoffs — especially now, after adding one of the league’s all-time greats — would be disastrous. And after Friday’s loss, the Lakers are staring directly at that possibility. But a number of realities are setting in now. The Lakers are 4 games behind the Los Angeles Clippers for the seventh seed and 3.5 games back of the San Antonio Spurs, who own the head-to-head tiebreaker (meaning their lead is more like 4 games, since the Lakers would miss out on the postseason if they were to finish with the same record as San Antonio). Perhaps the most disheartening thing, aside from having a lot of ground to make up, is the fact that the other teams vying for the last two spots have much easier remaining schedules. UPDATE (March 3, 2019, 9:52 a.m.): The Lakers lost to the Suns on Saturday night, and have now hit a new low point, with only an 8 percent chance of making the playoffs. Barring a miracle turnaround, expect more new low points to come. On the one hand, the Los Angeles Lakers’ loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night wasn’t the most surprising thing. After all, the Bucks — who staged a late run to earn the victory in Los Angeles — own the NBA’s best record and have a leading MVP candidate in Giannis Antetokounmpo.On the other hand, the Lakers surrendering a 15-2 run — and the lead — over the final three minutes of play may have put the team’s back against the wall in an entirely new way.With the defeat, LeBron James and the Lakers find themselves staring at just a 14 percent playoff probability in FiveThirtyEight’s NBA projection model, the lowest mark they’ve had all season, and a damning scenario given that there are only 20 games left in the campaign. That 14 percent figure is an enormous drop-off from even a week ago, when the club held 25 percent odds to get in. (Three weeks ago, the Lakers’ number was 41 percent.) read more

Ohio State redshirt junior guard Kam Williams (15) and sophomore guard C.J. Jackson walk down the floor late in the second half against Nebraska on Feb. 18 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorExcitement and uncertainty. If there were two words to describe near-universal opinions from everyone about the Ohio State men’s basketball team, those two words would probably fit best.In addition to a coaching change with Chris Holtmann being hired as head coach, the roster has experienced a high degree of turnover. The Buckeyes lost three of their five starters from a season ago while adding three touted recruits and gaining a healthy redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop.The uncertainty starts in the head coach’s office as Holtmann said he knows who only two of his five starters will be when the team kicks off its season with an exhibition game against Wooster at 4 p.m. on Nov. 5 at the Schottenstein Center.“[Senior forward] Jae’Sean Tate is going to be in [the starting lineup], Keita Bates-Diop is going to be in it,” Holtmann said in an interview with The Lantern Wednesday. “After that, I’m still trying to figure out where to go from there.“I think we have multiple guys that can play and I think we’ll have a fairly fluid starting lineup throughout the year. That happens when you have eight to 10 guys that can potentially all start a game for you.”Ohio State then-sophomore guard C.J. Jackson attempts a shot over Indiana’s Thomas Bryant on March 4 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Mason Swires | Former Assistant Photo EditorThe only other position Holtmann would go so far as to name a favorite in was at point guard, where junior C.J. Jackson was called the “likely starter.” Jackson being the likely starter should come as no surprise as he is the only true point guard on the roster.  A heavy weight will be added to Jackson’s shoulders if he is asked to be the on-court leader at point guard. Though he appeared in all 32 games for the Buckeyes last season, he started only nine games and averaged just 5.6 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. Holtmann said he has seen steady improvements out of Jackson since hired in June, but said he still needs to learn how to keep a cool head even he is dealt with some struggles.“I’ve challenged [Jackson] to be a little more physical, to kind of grow in his areas of physicality and toughness and he’s embraced that,” Holtmann said. “Our biggest challenge with C.J. has been not to get too frustrated with himself because he’s going to have to play through mistakes this year because the ball’s going to be in his hands a lot, and he’s going to play an important role and he’s going to have to stay with the right approach.”Jackson being the only natural point guard is a clear sign of the dire lack of depth the team possesses at the position. Holtmann said he believes both Tate and redshirt senior Andrew Dakich could play at the one if called upon by the team. However, Tate is more of a wing and Dakich played just 203 collegiate minutes before transferring to Ohio State. And, in prior seasons, he was more of a bench player.The depth is not much more improved at the shooting guard position either. Freshman Musa Jallow and redshirt senior Kam Williams are natural shooting guards and are both unlikely to see much time at the point. Jallow is also a freshman playing college basketball in what would have been his senior year of high school — he reclassified over the summer and committed to Ohio State — and Williams was inconsistent last season.“We are thin in the backcourt, we know that,” Holtmann said. “I think that’s well documented right, everybody who knows our team knows that people reflect on the point guard position, but we’re thin at the two.”As for the roles of the trio of highly touted freshmen, Holtmann has yet to devise a full plan for what to do with them. The aforementioned Jallow will be able to play both shooting guard and small forward, while freshman Kaleb Wesson will provide the Buckeyes with a low-post player who could receive starting minutes at both center and power forward. Freshman Kyle Young is a big man who has the positional versatility to provide the Buckeyes with depth at both forward and potentially guard. The flexibility of the young players gives Holtmann options when examining ways to fit them into his lineup. “I think all three are going to play in every game,” Holtmann said. “I think they’ll all play significant roles. And when I say significant roles, I think they’re going to be in our top nine or 10 in our rotation, which is a significant role as a freshman. I think it’ll be varying degrees based on how guys develop and our needs for the relative to their position, but all three are ready to help us.”The starting five is made all the more uncertain by the fact the team is currently dealing with a handful of injuries. Though Bates-Diop was listed as one of the starters, Holtmann said he has a knee injury. Wesson and Young each are also dealing with ailments as the former has a sprained ankle and the latter had his tonsils removed. Holtmann added that all three “have missed significant days of practice.”“That slows you down a little bit, but you know, it’s nothing that is going to keep them out for a significant time and we’re all back and healthy right now,” Holtmann said.Though clouded with uncertainty, Holtmann’s squad has the first-year head coach excited to begin the season and see what players will step up. “We certainly have some new faces and some young people that we’ll need to grow into new roles,” Holtmann said. “But I’m excited about the potential of this group and I see those things.” read more

first_imgChelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has written off the chances of his team catching up with Manchester City despite their 2-0 win.Goals from N’Golo Kante and David Luiz ensured Chelsea’s win and ended the Cityzens 21-match unbeaten run in the league.Sarri, however, claimed that Chelsea are still behind City in the pecking order.The Italian disclosed to BelfastTelegraph: “I’m happy for the win because it’s difficult to win against Guardiola’s team. I know very well they are a step ahead now.“In a competition of 10 months, it’s very difficult to cover the gap.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“I think they are at the moment the best team in Europe. We won today, but we have to say we were a bit lucky in the first 25 minutes, because they could score.”Guardiola, whose side sit one point behind Liverpool, was thrilled with the way his players played, despite the result and the first loss of the campaign.The City boss said: “We’re not here to be invincibles, or to be unbeaten, we’re here to try to be champions.“It doesn’t matter. We want to have one point more than our opponents. Now, at the moment, Liverpool is better than us.last_img read more

first_imgThe coalition hopes to open its doors officially in January. The idea is for the coalition to be that first step outside of prison doors, a one-stop shop for anything someone might need to get a foothold in their community, from parenting classes to dental care. The coalition has held community meetings on the central peninsula, Homer, Seward and Ninilchik to find out where those gaps are in services. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Peninsula Community Health Services is working to open the reentry coalition program on the Kenai Peninsula this month, in order to provide services for those re-entering the community without a support system following incarceration. The Kenai Peninsula Reentry Coalition is a nonprofit agency tasked with developing plans and finding the gaps in services in order to reduce recidivism in the local community. Wall: “Our goal is to help with not only their health, but the quality of their health.” The coalition won’t directly be providing these services, but it will  potentially streamline what’s available based on the individuals needs and what is available. Peninsula Community Health Services CEO Al Wall, spoke at the KPEDD Industry Outlook Forum, about the re-entry coalition program on the Kenai Peninsula, and the need for drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs: “Heroin is easier and cheaper to access on the Kenai than alcohol.”last_img read more