West Limerick winning the battle against outside criminals

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsWest Limerick winning the battle against outside criminalsBy Alan Jacques – January 28, 2016 1196 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleNoonan and O’Dea are odds on for re-electionNext articleComposers in Ireland, from Handel to present day Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Advertisement Emailcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Supt Tom O’Connor.by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Supt Tom O’Connor.GARDAÍ in Newcastle West are winning the fight against crime.This was the clear message from Superintendent for the district, Tom O’Connor, at this Wednesday’s monthly local area council meeting. However, he called on the people of County Limerick to be vigilant, to liaise with their local Gardaí and to educate themselves in how best to prevent crime and deter criminals.Crime figures for the Newcastle West district for 2015 showed clear signs that despite lack of resources Gardaí in the area are making huge strides in the war against crime in West Limerick.Burglaries were down from 214 in 2014 to 205 last year. Thefts on shops decreased from 110 in 2014 to 76 in 2015, and there was also a fall on ‘thefts on the person’ from 228 in 2014 to 167 last year.“We have criminals coming into the area from as far away as Dublin,” Supt O’Connor pointed out.“We need people to help identify them and let us know if they see any suspicious vehicles targeting areas so we can take the appropriate action in the fight against criminals.”The drug problem was still evident from the latest crime figures for the region with Supt O’Connor expressing his concern.Charges for possession of drugs for sale or supply rose from five in 2014 to 15 last year. There were 43 charged for possession of drugs for personal use in the Newcastle West district in 2015, up from 28 the previous year.“The main problem in these areas is people are coming in from outside, but we have made huge efforts to target the sale and supply of drugs,” he told council members.Sinn Fein councillor Seamus Browne complimented Gardaí for their efforts in their fight on drugs in West Limerick.Meanwhile, according to the Superintendent’s crime figures for the region, 230 licensed premises were also inspected last year resulting in 35 licensing offences.Supt O’Connor said there had been a 60 per cent increase last year, up on 2014, for the numbers of licensed premises selling alcohol to underage customers.“A second offence and license holders will be prosecuted and as a result could face closing orders. Safety measures need to be put in place so this does not happen,” he warned. Twitter TAGSAn Garda SíochánaCrimelimerickMunicipal District of Newcastle WestNewcastle West District Garda Station WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

ECTOR COUNTY FELONY DISPOSITIONS June 11, 2018

first_img Previous articleHEALTH BRIEFS: Week of June 11Next articleESTRICH: Getting what she deserves admin Local NewsCrime Pinterest Twitter Arts Council of Midland logo The following is a list of felony dispositions from the Ector County District Clerk’s Office. Listed attorneys do not necessarily represent who was involved when the case was disposed.ASSAULTBrittani Arreguy Valencia, 33, had a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon dismissed May 31. Judge Stacy Trotter presided. Adrian Chavez was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.Paul Rodriguez, 18, pleaded guilty June 1 to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair and was sentenced to six years probation. Trotter approved the deal. Tony Chavez was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.Frankie Acosta, 30, pleaded guilty June 5 to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Trotter approved the deal. Justin Low was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Lorenzo Sosa, 37, pleaded guilty June 5 to two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was sentenced to 10 years probation and deferred adjudication. Sosa also had a charge of aggravated kidnapping dismissed. Trotter approved the deal. Tony Chavez was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.BURGLARYJohn Trent Weaver, 19, pleaded guilty May 31 to burglary of a habitation and was sentenced to five years probation and deferred adjudication. Judge Denn Whalen approved the deal. Tony Chavez was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.CRIMINAL MISCHIEFEsteban Roman Flores, 19, pleaded guilty May 31 to criminal mischief and was sentenced to two years probation and deferred adjudication. Judge John Smith approved the deal. Marc Chastain was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.ENDANGERING A CHILDKaleb Olivas Natividad, 20, pleaded guilty June 1 to endangering a child with criminal negligence and was sentenced to two years probation and deferred adjudication. Smith approved the deal. Jason Leach was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.FORGERYEduardo Escobar Sanchez, 37, had a charge of forgery dismissed May 31. Trotter presided. Robert Garcia was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.FRAUDULENT USE/POSSESSION OF IDENTIFYING INFORMATIONAlyssa Rhea Holmes, 33, pleaded guilty May 31 to fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, less than five items, and was sentenced to nine months in state jail. Holmes also had a charge of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair dismissed. Trotter approved the deal. Lauren Gavin was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.INJURY TO CHILDEllie Jean Lara Montoya Williams, 27, was convicted guilty by a jury May 24 on charges of recklessly causing serious bodily injury to a child and intentionally or knowingly causing bodily injury to a child and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Judge James Rush approved the deal. Kevin Acker was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.KIDNAPPINGLuis Medrano Ortiz, 34, pleaded guilty June 1 to kidnapping and was sentenced to three years in prison. Trotter approved the deal. Michael McLeaish was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.MANUFACTURE/DELIVERY OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCEJustin Ray Montgomery, 38, pleaded guilty June 5 to delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and was sentenced to 180 days in state jail. Trotter approved the deal. Leach was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Tony Daniel Tucker, 32, pleaded guilty June 5 to manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, four grams or more but less than 200 grams; and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and was sentenced to eight years in prison. Trotter approved the deal. Low was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCETony Anthony Mark Burnett Jr., 28, was sentenced to four years in prison in an order adjudicating guilt May 11 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, one gram or more but less than four grams. Rush approved the deal. Robert Hollmann was the defense attorney. The prosecuting attorney was not listed.Jacinto Joshua Salazar III, 28, was sentenced to four years in prison in an order adjudicating guilt May 29 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, one gram or more but less than four grams. Whalen approved the deal. Hollmann was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.Iliyana Armenta, 21, pleaded guilty May 31 to possession of a controlled substance, four grams or more but less than 200 grams, and was sentenced to two years in prison. Trotter approved the deal. Brian Chavez was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.David Lee Groff Jr., 26, pleaded guilty May 31 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to two years probation and deferred adjudication. Smith approved the deal. Bret Mansur was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.Suzanne McMahan, 57, pleaded guilty May 31 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to nine months in state jail. Trotter approved the deal. Gavin was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.Sandy Anais Sedano, 27, was sentenced to four years in prison in an order adjudicating guilt May 31 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, four grams or more but less than 400 grams. Whalen approved the deal. Luis Chavez was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.Andrew Lee Stinson, 41, was sentenced to 18 months in state jail in an order adjudicating guilt May 31 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram. Whalen approved the deal. Low was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.David Dale Llanez, 42, pleaded guilty June 1 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to nine months in state jail. Trotter approved the deal. Hollmann was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.Jeran Tim Loschiavo, 24, pleaded guilty June 1 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to two years probation and deferred adjudication. Trotter approved the deal. Tony Chavez was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.Oscar Medrano Natividad, 31, pleaded guilty June 1 to possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and was sentenced to 180 days in state jail. Natividad was given credit for time served. Trotter approved the deal. Scott Layh was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.PROHIBITED SUBSTANCE/ITEM IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITYMaricela Espinosa, 34, pleaded guilty May 31 to prohibited substance or item in a correctional facility and was sentenced to two years probation and deferred adjudication. Smith approved the deal. Mansur was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.ROBBERYLeon Flores, 19, pleaded guilty June 1 to robbery and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Flores also had four counts of aggravated robbery and two counts of unauthorized use of a vehicle dismissed as part of the deal. Smith approved the deal. Adrian Chavez was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.THEFTStephen Robert Walker, 28, was sentenced to three years in prison in an order adjudicating guilt May 30 on a charge of theft of property, $30,000 or more than but less than $150,000. Whalen approved the deal. Jerry Caddel was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed.Misty Lynn Hollowell, 37, pleaded guilty May 31 to theft of property, less than $2,500, with two or more previous convictions and was sentenced to six months in state jail. Smith approved the deal. Tony Chavez was the defense attorney. The prosecutor was not listed. 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Accio Emma Watson!

first_imgEmma Watson’s alleged return to the city of dreaming spires where she grew up has created a media frenzy this week.The Harry Potter actress, now 21, is rumoured to have accepted a place to read English at Worcester College for the upcoming academic year. This comes amid speculation that Watson wishes to escape bullying at Brown university.Watson was reported to have taken a semester off from Brown to the movies and focus on being face of Lancome.However, she dispelled allegations that this was linked to bullying at Brown. In a message posed on her website on 29 April 2011, she said, “Please don’t try and speculate about what I might do in September – no one can possibly know because I don’t even know yet! Like my other fellow Brown students I am trying to figure out my third year and whether or not I will spend it abroad (this is common).“I felt the need to let you all know the reason I took a semester off from Brown had nothing to do with bullying as the media have been suggesting recently. I have never been bullied in my life and certainly never at Brown.“This ‘10 points to Gryffindor’ incident never even happened. I feel the need to say this because accusing Brown students of something as serious as bullying and this causing me to leave seems beyond unfair.”In an interview with the Sunday Times, Watson commented, “It made me so sad when all this stuff came out that I left Brown because I was being bullied. It made no sense at all.“Brown has been the opposite. I’ve never even been asked for an autograph on campus. I threw a party for nearly 100 students and not a single person put a photo on Facebook.”Katy Routh, head of the English Faculty, dismissed the media hype around Watson’s acceptance of a place to study English at Oxford as “rumour in the Mirror.”The university Press Office also declined to comment as to whether or not Watson would be transferring or taking a year abroad to study at Oxford.James Gibson, leader of the Emma Watson fan club at Oxford stated “She’s certainly put a spell on me. I am completely under her charm. I can’t wait to Wingardium Levios-her! ”last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE: Union debates, 0th week speakers and ball theme released

first_imgWednesday 9th October, 8:00pm, Ajit Pai – Chairman of the FCC As well as the traditional ‘no confidence’ debate to begin the academic year, this term will feature debates on authoritarianism, space travel, and the environmental crisis.  Other 0th week speakers include footballer Cesc Fabregas, New Zealand cricket captain Kane Williamson, FCC chairman Ajit Pai and Disney CEO Bob Iger.  0thWeek Speakers 5th Week, Thursday 14th November, 8:30pm – “This House Would Impeach President Trump”  Also featured are controversial Turning Point USA contributor Candace Owens, philosopher A.C Grayling and Conservative Chairman Sir Graham Brady. Tuesday 8th October, 5:00pm, Michael Dapaah – Actor and Comedian, Big Shaq Friday 11th October, 7:00pm, Cesc Fabregas – World and European Champion Footballer 1st Week, Thursday 17th October, 8:30pm – “This House Has No Confidence In Her Majesty’s Government”  4th Week, Thursday 7th November, 8:30pm – “This House Would Break The Law To Save The Planet”  3rd Week, Thursday 31st October, 8:30pm – “This House Has Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself” (Comedy Debate) 7th Week, Thursday 28th November, 8:30pm – “This House Believes The Future Is In Space” center_img The Union Ball theme is ‘Paradise/Lost’. In a promotional statement for the ball, the Union stated: “It’s the cheapest ball in Oxford this term, with a ticket including free food and drink, live music, and entertainment from fortune tellers to a fairground ride and a silent disco in the Union’s chamber”. 6th Week, Thursday 21st November, 8:30pm – “This House Believes The Mainstream Media Cannot Be Trusted” Sam Gyimah MP is speaking in favour of the ‘no confidence’ motion, having spoken against it last year before he left the Conservative party for the Liberal Democrats. List of Debates Thursday 10th October, 5:00pm, Kane Williamson – Captain of New Zealand’s Cricket Team Wednesday 9th October, 5:00pm, Steve Huffman – Co-founder and CEO of Reddit The Oxford Union has released part of its term card for Michaelmas, including all debates, 0th week speakers and the theme for this term’s ball, in a Cherwell exclusive. Thursday 10th October, 8:00pm, Bob Iger – Chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company Owens, a prominent Trump supporter, has been criticised for her remarks on Muslims and Hitler, as well as her support for the fascist Front National. 2nd Week, Thursday 24th October, 8:30pm – “This House Believes It Can’t Happen Here” last_img read more

MLB trade rumours: Stephen Strasburg re-signs with Washington Nationals in record deal

first_imgLast Updated: 10th December, 2019 17:49 IST MLB Trade Rumours: Stephen Strasburg Re-signs With Washington Nationals In Record Deal MLB trade rumours: World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg has agreed to a mammoth 7-year, $245 million deal and has decided to re-sign with Washington Nationals. MLB trade rumours: Nationals re-sign Stephen Strasburg in $245 million record dealStephen Strasburg’s deal, at least temporarily, breaks two records. David Price formerly held the record for total dollars dedicated to a pitcher after Boston Red Sox paid $217 million to acquire his services. Strasburg’s average annual value of $35 million also overtakes Zack Greinke’s $34.4 million. However, with Gerrit Cole still on the open market, both records could be short-lived.Also Read: MLB Trade Rumours: Philadelphia Phillies To Pursue Anthony RendonMLB trade rumours: Strasburg is a player close to my heart says GM Mike RizzoMike Rizzo, the General Manager of the Washington Nationals, expressed his delight on re-signing Stephen Strasburg. Rizzo was quoted saying on the official MLB website that Nationals couldn’t be more happier to announce the signing of Strasburg. Rizzo added that Strasburg is a player close to his heart because of the history he shares with the club. In Mike Rizzo’s words, ‘Drafted, signed, developed and turned into a superstar right before our eyes with ‘Washington’ on the front of his chest.’Also Read: MLB Trade Rumours: New York Yankees Have Reportedly Made A $245m Offer For Gerrit ColeMLB trade rumours: Stephen Strasburg’s record deal includes a full no-trade clauseStephen Strasburg new contract with Washington Nationals also includes a full no-trade clause. Strasburg will reach the 10-5 threshold in 2020, 10 years of service in big leagues including five with the same club, which gives Strasburg no-trade rights. His identification of the no-trade status means that Strasburg will maintain those rights even if he agrees to trade during the span of his new deal.MLB trade rumours: Stephen Strasburg and Washington Nationals set to continue their long associationThe deal ensures a long and fruitful association between Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals. The Nationals selected Strasburg first overall in the 2009 MLB Draft out of San Diego State, and one of the most exciting pitching prospects in history, made his spectacular 14-strikeout debut a year later in 2010. There were ups and downs after that, including a controversial shutdown before the 2012 postseason, but he and the Nationals both redeemed themselves with a World Series win in October.Also Read: MLB Trade Rumours: Zack Wheeler, Philadelphia Phillies Agree To 5-year Deal Written By First Published: 10th December, 2019 17:49 IST WATCH US LIVE COMMENT LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US Sreehari Menon FOLLOW US The MLB Winter meetings have worked their magic again. Stephen Strasburg, who opted out of his contract after an emphatic 2019 season, has re-signed with the Washington Nationals. The Nationals have tied down Strasburg for seven years, in a record deal worth $245 million, $70 million more than his previous deal with the team.Also Read: MLB Trade Rumours: Chicago Cubs Surprise Many By Holding Talks With Josh Lindblomlast_img read more

Clippers fall to Jayson Tatum, Celtics in double-OT

first_imgMarcus Smart added 31 points and Gordon Hayward finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Kemba Walker had 19 points and nine rebounds. Tatum and Smart combined for 16 of Boston’s 27 points in the overtime periods.The Celtics have won seven straight at home and eight of their last nine overall.The Clippers (37-18) played most of the game without Paul George, who left in the second quarter with a left hamstring strain. Lou Williams led the Clippers with 35 points and eight assists. Kawhi Leonard had 28 points and 11 rebounds, and Harrell finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds.George played 15 minutes, scoring four points on 2-of-7 shooting before heading to the locker room. It’s the same injury that caused him to miss nine consecutive games in January. He also missed an additional game with tightness in that left hamstring.The first meeting between the teams on Nov. 20 was also decided in overtime. The Clippers held on for a 107-104 win. Leonard missed a short jumper and Tatum scored again off a feed from Walker with 24.8 seconds remaining.Shamet tied it again with a 3-pointer, giving the Celtics the ball back with 21 seconds left. Tatum got off a 27-footer but came up empty.CELTICS TO RETIRE GARNETT’S JERSEYDuring the game’s first timeout, the Celtics surprised fans with a video presentation to announce Kevin Garnett’s No. 5 will be retired during the 2020-21 season. It will hang in the open space next to the No. 34 of teammate Paul Pierce, who alongside Garnett led Boston to its most recent title in 2008.Pierce’s jersey was retired by the Celtics in 2018. Garnett, in his first year of eligibility for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, is expected to be on the list of finalists when it is unveiled during NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago.TIP-INSWilliams and Harrell helped the Clippers to a 65-19 advantage in bench scoring. … Tatum and Smart had all 13 of Boston’s points in the first overtime.UP NEXTThe Clippers are off for the All-Star break and next host Sacramento on Feb. 22. The Celtics took a 134-130 lead in the second overtime period on a driving layup by Smart and another by Tatum.“He’s more assertive,” Leonard said of the 21-year-old Tatum. “They are trusting him and he is trusting himself.”Harrell got a dunk on the Clippers’ next trip up the floor. But Hayward responded with a 3-pointer to increase Boston’s lead to 137-132.Tatum was called for an offensive foul, but Hayward blocked a runner by Williams off his body to force the turnover with 55 seconds left.Hayward hit four free throws in the final minute to help close it out.Tatum said he left the court feeling relief.“I’m just happy we won,” he said. “That would have been tough playing that hard as a team and not coming out with a victory.”The All-Star break comes at a perfect time for both teams as they try to get healthy.Clippers guard Patrick Beverley missed his fourth straight game with a sore right groin. The Celtics played without Jaylen Brown, who has a left calf contusion.Clippers coach Doc Rivers said he likes his team’s position heading into the break.“We’re good,” Rivers said. “We’ve had a first half of the season where basically we’ve had more starting lineups than anybody in the league. Our record’s pretty solid. We gotta get healthy. That’s the key for us. We gotta get healthy.”Smart started in place of Brown and scored the Celtics’ first 10 points, digging them out of an early 7-0 deficit. Smart and Tatum combined for 24 of Boston’s 30 first-quarter points. It helped offset a 15-point opening period by Leonard.Boston limited Leonard to two points in the second quarter but had no answers on the inside for Harrell, who had 16 points in the first half on 5-of-5 shooting from the field.BACK AND FORTHA 3-pointer by Marcus Morris gave the Clippers a 122-118 lead in the first extra period. But the Celtics responded and took a 125-124 lead when Tatum split a pair of defenders for a layup with 53.8 seconds left.Related Articles What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Sweet handles from Lou.📺: @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/Q3xOpQEKcB— NBA (@NBA) February 14, 2020center_img PreviousBOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers looks on from the bench during the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Clippers in double overtime 141-133. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Clippers forward/center Montrezl Harrell takes a shot as the Celtics’ Grant Williams defends during Thursday’s game in Boston. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) makes a move against Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, left, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsBoston Celtics center Enes Kanter (11) goes to the hoop past Los Angeles Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr. (31) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics defends Paul George #13 of the LA Clippers at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers takes a shot against Gordon Hayward #20 of the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) goes up to shoot against Los Angeles Clippers’, from left to right, Lou Williams, Rodney McGruder and Kawhi Leonard in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Marcus Morris Sr. #31 of the LA Clippers takes a shot over Gordon Hayward #20 of the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Daniel Theis #27 of the Boston Celtics grabs the ball in front of Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Head Coach of the LA Clippers Doc Rivers looks on during the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Rodney McGruder #19 of the LA Clippers makes a pass over Semi Ojeleye #37 of the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward (20) looks for room to shoot against Los Angeles Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr., right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Head Coach Doc Rivers of the LA Clippers directs his team during the first half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Kemba Walker #8 of the Boston Celtics dives for the ball ahead of Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers looks on during the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker drives against Los Angeles Clippers guard Landry Shamet (20) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Montrezl Harrell #5 of the LA Clippers grabs a rebound over Brad Wanamaker #9 of the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) controls the ball against Los Angeles Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr., center, as Celtics forward Gordon Hayward (20) moves downcourt in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) shoots against the defense of Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac (40) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Kemba Walker #8 of the Boston Celtics defends Landry Shamet #20 of the LA Clippers at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, left, greets Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) during a break in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Montrezl Harrell #5 of the LA Clippers disputes a foul called against him during the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Clippers in double overtime 141-133. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Montrezl Harrell #5 of the LA Clippers celebrates with Marcus Morris Sr. #31 after scoring against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Clippers in double overtime 141-133. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Gordon Hayward #20 of the Boston Celtics dribbles past Marcus Morris Sr. #31 of the LA Clippers at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Clippers in double overtime 141-133. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)The Celtics’ Jayson Tatum, left, celebrates as the Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard shows his frustration after an official’s double-dribble call against him during Thursday’s game in Boston. Tatum had a game-high 39 points in the Celtics’ 141-133 double-overtime win. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers reacts during the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Clippers in double overtime 141-133. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics celebrates during the game against the LA Clippers at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Clippers in double overtime 141-133. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Kemba Walker #8 of the Boston Celtics falls after taking a shot against Ivica Zubac #40 of the LA Clippers at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Clippers in double overtime 141-133. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics takes a shot against Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Clippers in double overtime 141-133. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers disputes a foul call during the game aghh at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Clippers in double overtime 141-133. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Daniel Theis #27 of the Boston Celtics takes a shot against Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Clippers in double overtime 141-133. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers grabs a rebound over Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Clippers in double overtime 141-133. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Landry Shamet #20 of the LA Clippers defends Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Clippers in double overtime 141-133. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics celebrates after scoring against the LA Clippers at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Clippers in double overtime 141-133. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 13: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers looks on from the bench during the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 13, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Clippers in double overtime 141-133. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Clippers forward/center Montrezl Harrell takes a shot as the Celtics’ Grant Williams defends during Thursday’s game in Boston. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 34Clippers forward/center Montrezl Harrell takes a shot as the Celtics’ Grant Williams defends during Thursday’s game in Boston. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)ExpandBOSTON — Jayson Tatum didn’t want to smile. But sometimes the moment calls for it.The Celtics were trailing 124-123 in the final minute of overtime in their back-and-forth slugfest with the Clippers and Tatum found himself defended by Landry Shamet and Montrezl Harrell. Tatum hesitated, sidestepped Shamet, then spun around Harrell for a layup. As the crowd cheered around him, Tatum led out a loud yell, flexing his arms.The play didn’t win the game and gave Tatum just two of the 39 points he scored in Boston’s thrilling 141-133 double-overtime win on Thursday night. But it’s the latest sign that the first-time All-Star is getting more comfortable as a go-to player.“I did get a little excited,” said Tatum, who finished 14 for 23 from the field, including 5 for 10 from 3-point range, and received a standing ovation from the TD Garden crowd when he checked out with 12.3 seconds left. “I try to be as calm as I can and try to keep a poker face and move on to the next play. But basketball is a game of emotions and the crowd was into it.” Monsta Jam. Monsta Trezz.📺 @FoxSportsWest | @MONSTATREZZ pic.twitter.com/EVrTKCqLV7— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) February 14, 2020 Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Transfer ALERT! Chelsea winning £50m race for in-demand Virgil van Dijk

first_img1 Chelsea are ‘closing in’ on the £50million signing of Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk, according to reports.The Dutchman has been one of the most sought-after players in the Premier League ahead of the upcoming transfer window.The majority of the top flight’s biggest sides are all looking to strengthen their back lines in the summer, with the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal all chasing Van Dijk.LISTEN: Chelsea and Liverpool target Virgil van Dijk ‘ready for move to top club’, Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers tells talkSPORTAccording to The Sun, Arsenal had offered to make the 25-year-old one of their highest-paid players to seal the swoop.But Van Dijk, who is still on the sidelines with an ankle injury he suffered in January, is said to have passed up the move and prefers to join Chelsea, who are looking for a replacement for long-term captain John Terry this summer.And Chelsea are said to be confident of sealing a £50m deal for the Dutch international, after offering to include young defender Andreas Christensen in the deal with Southampton.The 21-year-old Dane has spent two seasons on loan with German club Borussia Monchengladbach, where he has impressed and quickly become a regular member of their first-team.And the Saints have reportedly been tempted to part with star asset Van Dijk, as long as the deal will see highly-rated Christensen move to St Mary’s. Will Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk play in Chelsea blue next season? last_img read more

The Intel Game for the “Unseen Heroes” of the IT Department

first_imgTags:#enterprise#news#Products Successful players discover that their IT department and company expand, leading to more challenges that come with any corporate expansion.The “special powers,” gives the game a sense that the IT Manager is like the “Clark Kent,” of the enterprise. He’s the ordinary guy who fixes the laptop when it crashes. But in actuality he is a super hero, who, of course, uses the special powers of Intel technology to save the day and bring new glory to the corporation.The game is entertaining and can be a bit stressful, too, as glowing, red wrenches float over the heads of the people who need assistance. This game is about gaining work knowledge but also about the culture and the camaraderie that comes with working in an IT department. In the game the player can unwind after a stressful day or engage in friendly competitive games.For instance, the game has its own sense of humor that runs through the IT culture of any enterprise. Employees who need help are sometimes spoofed for the types of questions they are asked. An employee with a faulty monitor may ask what is wrong with their television. Hilarious is the “bozon” count that measures the level of technical naivety. Awards are given that include an “attitude adjustment and an “Order of the Reboot,” medal. It provides the hopeful intention of giving the user a reason to come back to the game, a place where they can relate to their peers. The game is definitely intended to serve as a community builder for Intel. Developers can show off their high scores and player profiles on their web sites. Code snippets are available for badges. It has also been localized into 12 languages. Players may also use a Facebook application.The entire experience of the game is to engage IT managers in the world of Intel technology with the goal of becoming an IT superhero. It looks like Intel has done its research. The game is engaging and recognizes the culture of the IT worker. The only risk is if the game becomes too much about Intel instead of the user who is playing the game. Bu at first look, that does not appear to be the case. alex williams Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Games can be a clever way to gain knowledge about a market and provide a simulated way for people to play with the products you sell.“IT Manager III: Unseen Forces” does just that. It’s an online game developed by Intel that touches on the aspirations of any IT manager to become the CTO of a global enterprise.The game is set in an IT Department of a fictitious company. The aim is for the player to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the company by applying special powers to a fleet of PC’s, laptops and servers. In the meantime, the player faces a constant array of technology issues that pose threats to the company’s bottom line. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts last_img read more

Vacuum-Insulated Windows

first_imgLast week we took at look at one way to achieve very-high-performance windows: adding additional layers of glazing and multiple low-emissivity (low-e) coatings. This week, we’ll look at another option that’s even higher-tech: vacuum-insulated glass.We know how well vacuums work in reducing heat flow. That’s how Thermos bottles function. We have a thirty-year-old Stanley Thermos bottle at home that keeps hot chocolate piping hot for eight hours. Most of the air molecules have been removed from the double-walled stainless steel shell of a Thermos bottle, and this dramatically slows conductive and convective heat flow. You might remember from high-school physics that conduction depends on having molecules close together so that kinetic energy can be transferred from one molecule to the next, while convection depends on molecules of a warm fluid (such as air) moving from one place to another and transferring heat in the process.The same principle can be used in a window if the space between two layers of glass is evacuated. That’s what Michigan-based Guardian Industries, one of the world’s largest glass manufacturers, is doing with its Vacuum-Insulated Glass (VIG). While not yet on the market, Guardian has had this product under development for a number of years–and a few foreign companies have VIG windows on the market already.Guardian’s product separates two layers of glass by a very thin space–just 250 microns or a quarter-millimeter–using tiny, almost invisible “pillars” to keep the panes of glass from sucking together and touching. Instead of standard clear glass, Guardian uses an advanced low-e glass as one of the layers. The use of low-e glass is critically important, because it slows down the third form of heat transfer through windows: radiation. Radiant heat flow can occur without air, so this becomes the primary means of heat loss through a VIG window.The performance of Guardian’s VIG glazing is indeed very good. Scott Thomsen, vice president and chief technology officer at Guardian Industries, told me that their VIG will achieve at least R-10 (center-of-glass) insulation, with potential for R-12. The use of the latest-generation low-e coating is crucial to this level of performance. If the company were using the best low-e from five years ago (which was made by sandwiching two low-e coatings together–low-e2), the performance would only be about R-7 center-of-glass. The newest low-e sandwiches three layers together (low-e3), significantly increasing the insulating performance of the VIG.The company has been aiming for performance comparable to a triple-glazed window with two low-e coatings and krypton gas fill—the sort of window I wrote about last week. Thomsen says they will achieve this performance at about the cost of a triple-glazed window with argon gas fill (argon is a lot cheaper than krypton) and with a VIG glazing unit just over a quarter-inch thick, rather than over an inch for triple glazing.Even though the vacuum needed in a VIG window is “softer” than that used in a Thermos bottle (10-4 torr instead of 10-6 torr in the parlance of vacuum physics, or one-hundredth as strong a vacuum), the edge seal is still extremely important. If the vacuum seal is lost, that R-10 to R-12 window would probably end up not much better than R-2.According to Thomsen, the edge seal is a “hermetic, glass-to-glass bond using a non-organic, lead-free solder glass frit material.” In other words, it’s not a glue or traditional sealant that’s commonly used in sealed insulated-glass units. He tells me that the “frit” is a “modified version of a proven material that has been around for several decades” and is used in both flat-screen and older-style, picture-tube televisions.One drawback to a VIG window is that the tiny pillars that keep the panes of glass separated slightly affect the optical clarity of the windows. When viewed at a low angle, these tiny beads are visible to some people. Guardian has found in focus groups that about 50% of people were able to see them. It’s unclear how much of an issue this will be in windows used for views; it shouldn’t make any difference in windows above the vision plane or in skylights.Guardian hopes to begin initial production of their VIG in late 2011 with fully automated production anticipated for mid-2012. Thomsen expects that their VIG will begin trickling into the market in early 2012, depending on how quickly their partners proceed with product development. (Guardian provides glass to window manufacturers; the company does not itself produce finished windows.) He anticipates that initial market growth will be strongest in Europe, where stricter energy codes will go into effect in 2012, followed by the U.S. when Phase II Energy Star standards are instituted.We are in for some exciting times in the window industry for sure! What do you think? Are vacuum-insulated glazings going to make it?I invite you to share your comments on this blog. You can also follow my musings on Twitter.last_img read more