Man charged with assault causing harm to shop worker after arrest…

first_imgNewsCrime & CourtMan charged with assault causing harm to shop worker after arrest on suspicion of coughing on victimBy David Raleigh – April 1, 2020 4060 Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population The incident is alleged to have taken place at a SPAR shop, a few yards from Henry Street garda station.Jeffrey Kelly, 28, of no fixed abide but with a previous address at Hermitage, Ennis, Co Clare, is charged with assault causing harm to Andrrezj Stradomski, at Gleeson’s SPAR, on Henry Street.Detective Garda Barry Moylan, Henry Street, told the court he arrested Mr Kelly at 11:41am this Wednesday and charged him at Henry Street garda station.Detective Moylan said Mr Kelly “made no reply” after he was charged and cautioned.Mr Kelly’s solicitor Sarah Ryan said she had “no questions” for the detective about the detention of her client.Ms Ryan said CCTV would prove “crucial to the case”.She said she was “not applying for bail today” and was waiting for the State to provide CCTV to her.Detective Moylan confirmed gardai would be objecting to bail under “Section 2 of the Bail Act” as well as under “O’Callaghan Rules”.It’s expected CCTV footage will be played to the court next Friday when Mr Kelly is to seek bail, Ms Ryan said. Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions ‘Everything tells us we are moving forward’ Facebook Linkedin Emailcenter_img Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions Previous articleO’Dea Calls for increase in Living Alone Allowance during COVID19 crisisNext articleLimerick’s COVID-19 volunteer response up and running David Raleigh Print Judge Marian O’Leary, presiding, remanded Mr Kelly in custody to Limerick Prison to appear before the District Court on Friday for a bail hearing. Twitter Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Advertisement TAGSCoronavirusCourtCovid 19CrimeLimerick City and CountyNews A Limerick man has appeared before the city’s District Court charged in connection with allegedly coughing on a shop worker during the covid-19 outbreak.last_img read more

Boeing buys Liquid Robotics to boost autonomous maritime ops

first_img Boeing buys Liquid Robotics to boost autonomous maritime operations View post tag: Boeing Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Boeing buys Liquid Robotics to boost autonomous maritime operations Boeing has acquired autonomous maritime technology developer Liquid Robotics with the aim of growing its “seabed-to-space autonomous capabilities”.“With Liquid Robotics’ innovative technology and Boeing’s leading intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance solutions, we are helping our customers address maritime challenges in ways that make existing platforms smarter, missions safer and operations more efficient,” said Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security.In September 2014, Boeing and Liquid Robotics entered into a teaming agreement which resulted in the development of the Sensor Hosting Autonomous Remote Craft (SHARC), a version of Liquid Robotics’ Wave Glider.The Wave Glider was the first wave and solar-powered autonomous ocean robot. The robot has traveled more than 1 million nautical miles so far, Boeing said.“This acquisition allows us to leverage the strengths of one of the world’s leading global companies while continuing to push our innovation to new levels,” said Gary Gysin, president and CEO of Liquid Robotics.Liquid Robotics has approximately 100 employees in California and Hawaii. The company will become a subsidiary of Boeing operating under its current business model and reporting to Kory Mathews, vice president of Autonomous Systems for Boeing Defense, Space & Security. The companies did not disclose the terms of the agreement. View post tag: Liquid Robotics December 7, 2016 View post tag: SHARC Share this articlelast_img read more

Mike Gordon Officially Announces New Album “OGOGO,” 17-Date Fall Tour

first_imgEarlier today, a brand new Mike Gordon song surfaced on Spotify. Mike’s guitarist and songwriting partner Scott Murawski confirmed that it was the first single off the Phish bassist’s upcoming fifth studio album, but official details about the new release remained unclear. Now, the (short) wait for information about the new album is over, as Gordon has shared all the specifics and announced a 17-date fall tour in support of the project.In a post on his Facebook page, Mike gives fans the low-down on the forthcoming LP, OGOGO, set to be released through Megaplum/ATO Records September 15th. OGOGO was recorded earlier this year in Boston and LA with Gordon’s regular touring band (Murawski, Robert Walter, John Kimock, and Craig Myers) and produced by GRAMMY-winning engineer Shawn Everett.Mike Gordon’s fall tour behind the album will begin on September 22nd at The Georgia Theater in Athens, GA, and will feature performances in Toronto and Chicago as well as a two-night tour-closing run in Boulder, CO on October 13th and 14th.A limited number of tickets will be available to fans via a real-time presale beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, July 11 at 10AM ET at http://tickets.mike-gordon.com (and ending Thursday, July 13th at 5PM ET). Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning Friday, July 14th at 10AM local time.For more information on the new album, OGOGO, or Mike Gordon’s solo band fall tour dates, head to Mike’s website.You can listen to the album’s first single, “Steps,” below via MikeGordonVEVO:You can see a full list of Mike Gordon fall tour dates below:Mike Gordon 2017 Fall TourFri 9/22 Georgia Theatre, Athens, GASat 9/23 Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NCSun 9/24 Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, NCTue 9/26 The National, Richmond, VAWed 09/27 College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CTFri 9/29 The Westcott Theater, Syracuse, NYSat 9/30 Phoenix Concert Theatre, TorontoSun 10/1 St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, MITue 10/3 Bells Eccentric Cafe, Kalamazoo, MIWed 10/4 20th Century Theater, Cincinnati, OHThu 10/5 The Vogue, Indianapolis, INFri 10/6 The Metro, Chicago, ILSun 10/8 Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee, WITue 10/10 Slow Down, Omaha, NEWed 10/11 Madrid Theatre, Kansas City, MOFri 10/13 Boulder Theater, Boulder, COSat 10/14 Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO[Cover photo via Mike Gordon Facebook]last_img read more

Schumer: Judge Gorsuch Will Need 60 Senate Votes to Reach the Supreme Court

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York While President Trump has his hands full lining up support from House Republicans for his overthrow of Obamacare, Senate Democrats have taken a clear stand against his nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, raising the stakes for his confirmation.On Thursday, after three days of listening to his “lack of candor” at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) said his party plans to filibuster Gorsuch, which means that the conservative Colorado jurist will likely have to hurdle the 60-vote threshold to take his seat on the High Court. Right now Democrats are in the minority with only 48 Senators, leaving the Republicans with 52.“After careful deliberation, I have concluded that I cannot support Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court,” said Schumer. “He will have to earn 60 votes for confirmation.“To my Republican friends who think that if Judge Gorsuch fails to reach 60 votes we ought to change the rules, I say: if this nominee cannot earn 60 votes, a bar met by each of President Obama’s nominees and President Bush’s last two nominees, the answer isn’t to change the rules—it’s to change the nominee,” said Schumer, who laid out the reasons why he’ll oppose the nomination and urge his colleagues to do the same.“His career and judicial record suggests not a neutral legal mind but instead someone with a deep-seated conservative ideology,” said Schumer. “He was groomed by the Federalist Society and has not shown one inch of difference between his views and theirs. And finally, he is someone who almost instinctively favors the powerful over the weak, corporations over working Americans. There could not be a worse time for someone with those instincts.”He blasted the 10th Circuit judge for not having “an ounce of courage” to defend the judiciary branch against President Trump’s repeated attacks. “Instead, he just tells us that he’s demoralized, disheartened.”Asked about his judicial philosophy, Schumer said Gorsuch uttered “banalities and platitudes. We did not get any real answers to any real questions about what he thinks about the law and why.”From  Roe v. Wade guaranteeing a woman’s right to an abortion to the segregation-busting Brown v. Board of Education, Gorsuch’s refusal to answer whether he agreed with the Supreme Court decisions in those seminal cases convinced Schumer to oppose his nomination.“Instead of an umpire calling balls and strikes in baseball,” Schumer said, “what we really saw was an expert—a well-trained expert—in dodgeball.”Schumer took particular aim at Trump’s selection process, criticizing the president for simply picking someone off a list prepared by the ultra-conservative Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society and “groomed by billionaire conservatives.” Schumer said Gorsuch’s background gave him little confidence that once on the Supreme Court the jurist would care to curtail the “dark, secret, undisclosed money,” released by the Citizens United decision in 2010, and now being spent by the millions on television ads to drum up support for his confirmation.“To say he is neutral in his views is belied by his history since his college days and by his own judicial record,” said Schumer.Then Schumer brought up a very sore point for Democrats: Judge Merrick Garland, President Obama’s nominee to fill the seat vacated by Justice Antonin Scalia’s death last winter, who was rebuffed by Senate Republicans. The nation’s highest court has been operating with only eight judges ever since. “We all know that my friends across the aisle held this Supreme Court seat open for over a year in hopes that they would have the opportunity to install someone hand-picked by the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society to advance the goal of big-money interests entrenching their power in the courts,” said Schumer. “They don’t even mind that this nomination is moving forward under the cloud of an FBI investigation of the president’s campaign.”He noted that President Obama was under no investigation when he nominated Judge Garland. “It is unseemly and wrong to be moving so fast on a lifetime appointment in such circumstances,” Schumer said.His objection was preceded weeks ago by New York’s junior U.S. Senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, a fellow Democrat, who announced in the beginning of February that she would not vote for Gorsuch and supported the 60-vote threshold.“The Supreme Court is supposed to be the ultimate arbiter of justice for our citizens,” said Gillibrand in a statement. “Unfortunately, Judge Gorsuch has proven to have a judicial philosophy outside of the mainstream and time and again has subjugated individual rights to those of corporations. I fundamentally disagree with his ruling that a boss should be able to make family planning decisions for an employee and that corporations are people. I plan to stand up for individuals over corporations and oppose his nomination, and I will insist that his nomination meet a traditional 60-vote threshold.”As Democrats, both on Capitol Hill and around the country, have angrily pointed out, the Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) never even bothered to bring Garland’s nomination to a vote, let alone have him appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Additionally, just prior to the November election, some Republicans suggested that they would refuse to vote for a Hillary Clinton Supreme Court nominee had she won. “The Republicans’ refusal to allow Merrick Garland to get even a hearing to fill this seat was nothing short of a crime against democracy, a twisting of democratic norms beyond all recognition,” said Paul Waldman, a senior writer at The American Prospect, in a recent column for the Washington Post. “Garland should be in this seat, and Democrats should go as far as they possibly can to avoid giving even a shred of validation to the way Republicans stole it.”And so Schumer has thrown down the gauntlet for Gorsuch and his supporters to cross. Embed from Getty Imageslast_img read more

Why it’s important to consider failure in decision making

first_imgIn times of crisis, we often look for the silver lining – the good that can come from challenging times. As we’ve adjusted our business models and strategies for the future amid the coronavirus pandemic, our focus has likely been on remaining successful and viable. But a key part of success – one that can easily be overlooked – is being prepared for failure.Harvard University Lecturer Dr. Vikram Mansharamani has a new post on Chief Executive where he recommends leaders focus on failure in their decision making. “Engaging a devil’s advocate may enable a more flexible and open-minded approach to problem-solving,” he writes.It can be easy for teams to fall into consensus decision making. While agreement is not inherently bad, it is up to leaders to ensure you have considered every viable option. Fully vetting a solution means not only looking at the good that can come from it, but also what could happen if it fails.To do this effectively, Mansharamani suggests conducting a “premortem analysis.” It’s essentially examining the cause of failure before it actually happens. Because when a product doesn’t sell or an event doesn’t garner as much interest as you thought it would, you walk backward to look at what went wrong. You and your team might feel defeated and lose some motivation. So why not do this before you launch a new product or service? ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Behind the scenes: a first glimpse at the state rapid testing machines

first_imgCounty Executive Jason Garnar told 12 News all of the appointments for this week had already been filled up as of Tuesday afternoon. His office said information will be provided Wednesday for how to sign up for the next week. After the details were announced Monday, we tried to get a look at the site but were unable to due to privacy concerns. Early Tuesday afternoon, we were allowed to film inside the converted Broome County Transit bus before any tests were conducted. The machines are capable of testing up to eight people at once, and results are delivered within 15 minutes. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — On Tuesday, 12 News received an exclusive inside look at the new mobile rapid testing site.center_img The county office of emergency services said all high-contact surfaces are cleaned periodically throughout the day, and the entire bus is deep cleaned once the testing has finished for the day. The office’s director said this is standard for every transit bus currently in operation. Because the site was set up in a bus, it can travel to different locations. Garnar said it’s currently parked at St. Patrick’s Church on the west side of Binghamton because that’s the area most in need.last_img read more

The Holidays have arrived at the Roberson Museum

first_imgToday, it was making ornaments out of paper. Museum coordinators say they are happy to be implementing fun activities while staying safe. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — It may be November, but the holiday spirit is in full swing at the Roberson Museum in Binghamton. If you missed the event, the museum says not to worry as they say there will be more fun events like these taking place throughout the month. Not only do museum-goers get to walk into a winter wonderland of decorated Christmas trees from around the world, but the museum is also setting up arts and crafts for kids. To find out more click here.last_img read more

District supports lack of respect for flag, country

first_imgIf the district administration condones eliminating the national anthem from a schoolwide event, what will be eliminated next, the “Pledge of Allegiance?” I read quotes of “We support our students,” but does the district support the United States? I am beginning to wonder.The district says “we teach respect,” yet the administration allows students to disrespect our nation, our flag, our anthem and our soldiers by “taking a knee” during the national anthem. If these students could have served a tour of duty in Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam, Korea or Nazi Germany, perhaps they would have a greater appreciation for the country they live in.How can a school district such as this be trusted to run a taxpayer supported, multi-million dollar school budget? It’s very discouraging to see the culture of hypocrisy and denial that the Niskayuna school district administration and Niskayuna school board operates in. That is a culture that I will “take a knee” to and not support at the budget vote in May.I will “take a knee,” too, and not support at the budget vote in May.Lonsdale WalkerNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Niskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfect Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I was greatly concerned as I read about the elimination of the national anthem from the Niskayuna High School fall pep rally. It was also disheartening to learn that certain school athletes are “taking a knee” when our national anthem is played at sporting events.Then, to make matters worse, I read of the public support that Niskayuna High School principal (and NFL recruiting agent) John Rickert, district Superintendent Tangorra, and the Niskayuna school board have given in to these less-than-admirable students.last_img read more

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TBAC Celebrates 45th Anniversary with New Sculpture

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis The Thunder Bay Arts Council is working on bringing something new and beautiful to Alpena, but they need your help.In celebration of their 45th anniversary, the Arts Council has started a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for a new sculpture that they’re hoping to place in Duck Park. The sculpture will be made of burnished stainless and raw steel, standing 15 feet high, 10 feet wide, and 12 feet long. It was a top pick from the community out of various sketches created by sculptor Ann Gildner of Cheboygan.In its essence the sculpture personifies freedom and represents the beauty of alpena…but it is a pricey one.The Arts Council is hoping to meet their goal of raising $5,000 by July 5th so that they can win a matching grant of the same amount through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.To help them reach this goal you can donate at the Thunder Bay Arts Council location on 127 Chisholm Street, or visit www.patronicity.com/departuresculpture.The installation of the sculpture is planned to take place in September. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Northland Area Credit Union Coming to AlpenaNext Major Power Outage Sends One to the Hospital and Shuts Down Alpenalast_img read more