Deputy Tom shines for his Fair City star

first_imgHousing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Email Advertisement TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! LifestyleEntertainmentNewsPoliticsDeputy Tom shines for his Fair City starBy Bernie English – July 31, 2019 1177 Limerick on Covid watch list Jenny Dixon and Tom Neville after their wedding on Saturday.LIMERICK Fine Gael TD Tom Neville has tied the knot with former Fair City star Jenny Dixon in a ceremony in Dublin.Taoiseach  Leo Varadkar and his partner, Matt Barrett were joined by Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy and many of the cast of the hit RTE soap for a day of celebration.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Minister Murphy was accompanied by jewellery designer Chloe Townsend — sister of actor Stuart Townsend.170 other guests gathered in Corpus Christi church in Drumcondra to see Jenny (35) being walked down the aisle by her father Tony.Her mother Pamela looked on as bridesmaids Romy Carroll, Maeve O’Brien and Alice McAlinden joined the bride in Corpus Christi church in Drumcondra.The bride wore a gown designed by Paul King of Tamen Michael while the groom wore a black Louis Copeland suit. He was accompanied by his best man and two groomsmen as well as his father Dan, who is a former Fine Gel TD.Several of Jenny’s former colleagues from Fair City were among the 170 guests at the wedding reception at the Powerscourt Hotel in County Wicklow. It was a change of tempo for the cast, who most recently gathered to bury fellow actor Karl Shiels, who died suddenly at the age of 47.Before the big day, Tom celebrated with friends at a stag party in Berlin while Dublin actress Jenny was whisked away by her girlfriends for a ‘hen’ in Marbella. Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat WhatsApp Printcenter_img Twitter Facebook Previous articleLimrockers set to play Electric PicnicNext articleOn The Nail hits home in Sexton’s Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSentertainmentLimerick City and CountyNews last_img read more

Biden to Sanders: ‘Together we will beat Donald Trump’

first_imgDemocratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden reached out to rival Bernie Sanders Tuesday to say they could work together to beat President Donald Trump in the November election.Speaking after sweeping the first three of Tuesday’s six Democratic primaries, Biden said the two share a “common goal”.”I want to thank Bernie Sanders and his supporters for their tireless energy and their passion,” he said.”Together we’ll defeat Donald Trump…. We’ll bring this nation together.”Topics :last_img read more

Senior Center Working on New Greenhouse for Healthier Meal Options

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisNew projects are under way at the Senior Center including a new greenhouse, and a new garden. Construction for the new glass building started Thursday. The project was funded through a grant thanks to the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.The greenhouse will allow students who are apart of the: ‘Student Project Gourmet’ to continue picking fresh vegetables to help serve meals to the seniors who spend time at the Senior Center.Although it only looks like a foundation at the moment, Glomski said the project would be completed before the end of the summer.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious On The Deck Episode 1 ‘Monohansett’Next Scientists Study Invasive Species To Track Chemical Contamination In The Great Lakeslast_img read more

Warriors squander opportunity to win late, fall to Magic 100-96

first_imgORLANDO — The Warriors played well on Sunday but, in a season when so much has gone wrong, it seems everything needs to go right for them to win.The Warriors (4-17) lost to the Orlando Magic, 100-96, at Amway Center in a game that came down to one shot with two seconds left.On the final play, Warriors guard Alec Burks came off a screen set by Draymond Green, caught the pass, turned, and launched an open shot to win … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.last_img read more

Urbana FFA hosts productive officer retreat

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2016-2017 Urbana FFA officer retreat was held on June 1st and continued through the 2nd. After taking officer photos, goals were set for the upcoming school year. The focus was on chapter and team goals while setting up percentages for improvement. The picnic table for fair was sanded and finished by several officers, and others helped clean out and transfer items from Mr. Wilhelm’s shop for the school renovations. A lunch of BBQ chicken, beans, coleslaw and macaroni salad was prepared by the team. Plans for the new school year were made, officer meetings were planned, and events were scheduled. AET was updated as far as dates and meetings. The importance of uploading photos and keeping up to date were stressed. Students then broke out to work on personal duties like officer books, articles, receipts and disbursements, and correspondences. Lots of work was diligently completed and the team headed out for Indian Lake. During the first night at the campgrounds, tents were pitched and food was cooked over a fire. The officers and advisors played team bonding games and activities, after taking time to learn a little about everyone. The second day at the campgrounds everyone helped tear down tents and cleaned up. After driving to the dock, the team rode around on a pontoon boat, looking at the houses and environment. The group then went tubing from the back of the pontoon and enjoyed their time on the lake. Lunch was had at the Tilton Hilton. After a last trip on the pontoon back to the dock, everyone headed out to return to the school. The team is excited for a year together to grow together and succeed as a chapter.last_img read more

Will autonomous vehicles cruise the factories of tomorrow?

first_imgRelated Posts Follow the Puck GE and Caterpillar have joined forces by investing in Clearpath Robotics, a startup focused on bringing self-driving vehicles to the factory floor.This startup, which has been around since its founding out of the University of Waterloo in Ontario, CA, has been focused on research and development of robots that transport materials, pallets, and other items from one area of a warehouse or factory to another.What would typically require a forklift operator to drive across the factory floor, an often timely activity, can be carried out through autonomous vehicles with a smaller footprint than a forklift and no need for overtime pay or lunch breaks.BMW uses autonomous vehicles in its factories to deliver parts to workers as they need them. This strategy is likely on the minds of GE’s management as they invest in another autonomous vehicle maker. It enables the manufacturing floor to become inherently less chaotic and cluttered. Parts are delivered as-needed by vehicles that are self-guided and able to navigate the floor with ease.Caterpillar following AmazonAmazon, the largest online retailer in the world, utilizes fleets of robots in its fulfillment centers. These robots speed under shelving units filled with product, finding the one unit that has what the purchaser has ordered, and delivers it to a packer that picks the product off the shelf and places it in a box before sending it on its way.In fact, Amazon has an entire subsidiary dedicated to research and development of robots that will assist Amazon in speeding up fulfillment and improving efficiency across its business.Amazon is also developing drones that will, one day, deliver small packages directly to customers’ front doors from the fulfillment center. This is a move that not only could save Amazon on shipping costs, but greatly speed the time to delivery for small, lightweight items.Also in the delivery side, startups such as Dispatch are already coming up with autonomous vehicles that securely deliver packages to recipients on the ground. It’s small, sidewalk-rolling vehicles have multiple locked compartments that can be opened by the recipient – enabling it to make multiple deliveries in a single run before returning to base to recharge and restock.These autonomous vehicles are already finding their way into warehouses around the world. Humans, which haven’t been totally taken out of the logistics and manufacturing business, are finding themselves in a more administrative role with their new robotic coworkers. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Ryan Matthew Piersoncenter_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Tags:#BMW#Caterpillar#Clearpath Robotics#featured#GE#Internet of Things#IoT#top last_img read more

a month agoLiverpool veteran Milner hails Jones and young teammates: They’re pushing us

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool veteran Milner hails Jones and young teammates: They’re pushing usby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool veteran James Milner fears the club’s top kids are set to send him into retirement.Milner explained he and his senior team-mates are constantly pushing the likes of Harvey Elliott, Curtis Jones, Ki-Jana Hoever and Rhian Brewster to step up into the first team.“They showed how good they are and the more games they get they will only get better and better,” he said of the performance at MK Dons.“They’re pushing and that is what the senior boys need – competition for places. That’s what we want, and hopefully we can help push them and they can keep pushing us.”On Jones, Milner said: “I’ve seen a massive difference in Curtis in the last year. He’s always had that ability but seems a bit more mature now; [he’s] defending well, getting his angles right when he’s defending.”There are times when you need to encourage but also times where you need a rocket as well. Like I say, over the last year I’ve seen that difference in him. I think he’s realised as well that if you want to play for Liverpool, that’s as important as the stuff on the ball.”Not only that, he’s got so much ability and skills and tricks, and it’s about using them in the right area. I think he’s learning that more and more now – you don’t want him doing it on the halfway line, you want him getting hold of it in the final third.”That’s where you do your tricks and get people in the box. I said to him before the game, ‘I wouldn’t want to defend you in the box, so get them in there and drive at them’. He’s got great ability.” last_img read more

Chip Kelly Should Probably Fire Himself

Mike TomlinPIT95-6+24 Ron RiveraCAR51+145+1543 Bruce AriansARI30+120+125<1 Marvin LewisCIN130+184+10140 Gus BradleyJAX30+8-1851 Herman Edwards2007KC47% Jack Del RioOAK10—+37<1 Andy ReidKC30+185+841 Mike McCoySD31+32-1055 Jeff FisherSTL40+124-5613 Dan QuinnATL10—+6<1 Neill Armstrong1980CHI22 COACHTEAMSEASONSPLAYOFF WINSBEFORE 2015DURING 2015CHANCE OF FIRING Dick Jauron2008BUF25 Jason GarrettDAL61+141-11735 Dave Campo2001DAL39 Things look bad for Chip Kelly and his Eagles. Fans are calling for his head; discord is rampant in the locker room; Kelly seems to be linked to every college job not nailed down or on fire; and the Eagles have found themselves on the receiving end of consecutive beatdowns so humiliating that mayor-turned-governor-turned-commentator Ed Rendell — a man last seen in public supplication outside a McDonald’s, begging for a McRib — was so ashamed that he hid his head in a bag. If Kelly is the NFL’s mad scientist, the lab is on fire.In the short term, Kelly is probably safe. He has two years left on his contract after 2015, and his newfound authority over Philadelphia’s roster — wrestled away from Howie Roseman in a power struggle in January — makes him a little more entrenched than your typical head coach. But the Eagles have also been one of the NFL’s most disappointing teams, by both the eye test and fancier metrics. So while Kelly the personnel czar still has some rope, we can entertain ourselves with a thought exercise wondering just how often such a disastrous season traditionally leads to a coaching change.To measure just what it takes for a coach to get fired in the NFL, I trained a classification model on data for every NFL coach since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, looking for the factors that predict whether he’ll return the following season. The best model, in terms of having the lowest “out-of-bag error,” accounts for how long a coach has been with his team, the team’s outlook going into the season, and how many playoff wins the coach has recorded during his tenure with the team. Coaches are typically given more leeway early, with firings peaking three to six years into their tenures, and unsurprisingly, playoff wins buy more job security. We used our Elo ratings as a proxy for team outlook; whatever you think of its predictive capabilities, Elo is a fantastic gauge of team perception and expectations.According to that historical rubric, no current coach1So, excluding Joe Philbin and Ken Whisenhunt, both of whom were fired earlier this season. should be feeling the heat more than Kelly, whose indicators have traditionally led to termination a shade over half the time (through 11 games): Pete CarrollSEA67+276-37<1 Lovie SmithTB20-59+4517 John FoxCHI10—+50<1 Todd BowlesNYJ10—+34<1 Sean PaytonNO96+94-7619 COACHYEARTEAMCHANCE OF FIRING Mike McCarthyGB107+136+202 Sam Wyche1994TB30 Mike ZimmerMIN20+4+995 Bill O’BrienHOU20+120+10<1 John HarbaughBAL810+117-741 Mike PettineCLE20+32-8319 Chip KellyPHI30+144-8652% Jay GrudenWAS20-28+55<1 Rex RyanBUF10—-22<1 Chan Gailey2011BUF28 The idea here is to measure what sort of team performance, somewhat devoid of context, would get a typical coach fired. You’ll notice in the table that Marvin Lewis — a coach pretty unlikely to be fired — is third on this list; that’s mainly because he’s been with the Bengals for 13 years and has zero playoff wins. The real world context is that while that is a broadly undesirable outcome, the Bengals being the Bengals, the team has more than exceeded the existential target of being Not The Browns. (You can see the lasting improvement that Lewis has brought to Cincinnati in the “before 2015″ column, which shows how much the team’s Elo rating improved between the time he got the job and the beginning of this season.) So Marv, like Chip, is probably fine, for reasons that are very different but just as amusing.As for Kelly, he’s in his third year of his tenure with a club, after winning zero playoff games in Years 1 and 2 — a scenario that has traditionally been the death zone for NFL coaches. Coaches in that predicament must show progress to keep their jobs: Roughly two-thirds of surviving coaches improved their team’s Elo rating (relative to preseason expectations) in Year 3, while nearly three-quarters of those fired oversaw an Elo decline from the preseason. So the Eagles’ 86.4-point Elo drop this season doesn’t look good for Kelly — since 1970, only 15 of the 128 coaches in Kelly’s position (Year 3 with a team, no previous playoff victories) oversaw a bigger drop-off in Elo through 11 games of the schedule, and two-thirds of them were fired before the following season began. Jim CaldwellDET20+66-645 Chuck PaganoIND43+173-316 Bill BelichickNE1621+164+761 ELO CHANGE John Mackovic1985KC28 Sometimes coaches still survive odds like Kelly’s. This table shows the coaches whose jobs were in the most jeopardy 11 games into a season yet went on to keep the job. But if Kelly does manage to stick with Philly beyond this season, he would set a new mark for unlikely job retention.Kelly’s trajectory wasn’t always so negative. After Philly beat Dallas in early November to make their record 4-4, there was only about a 5 percent chance that Kelly would be fired according to the model. But the Eagles’ current three-game losing streak has caused his probability of being fired to skyrocket: Gary KubiakDEN10—+66<1 Jim TomsulaSF10—-103<1 Tom CoughlinNYG128+81+217 John Mazur1971NE29 Jim Hanifan1983CRD26 Dave McGinnis2002ARI21 There’s still time for Kelly to turn things around. For one, the average coach who was fired since 1970 was assigned a 76 percent probability by the model at this stage of the season, so Kelly, at 52 percent, has some room left to fall. Second, despite their abiding awfulness, the Eagles somehow have a 15 percent chance of winning the NFC East, which would put a little shine on the turd. Although one of the most similar coaching seasons to Kelly’s2In terms of the arc his probability of being fired has taken each week. resulted in Wade Phillips being fired by the Denver Broncos in 1994, other similar years belonged to coaches who held on for another year (Bruce Coslet with the 1993 Jets) or even unexpectedly went to a Super Bowl a year later (Jim Fassel with the 2000 Giants).However the season plays out, Kelly will probably hang onto his job — particularly given the personnel control matter we mentioned earlier. But based on what typically gets coaches fired, Kelly should be thankful that he’ll (probably) remain employed when the smoke clears on this garbage fire, because historical precedent says it should pretty much be a coin flip whether he gets swept out with the ashes. read more