Limerick woman critical following stabbing incident

first_imgFacebook TAGSlimerickstabbingthomondgatewoman Linkedin Email Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Gardai in Mayorstone in Limerick are investigating the stabbing incidentA STABBING incident in Limerick city overnight this Sunday has left a 37-year-old woman in critical but stable condition at University Hospital Limerick.The victim, who was found afterLimerick gardai were alerted to a disturbance at Hassett Villas in Thomndgate, was found to have suffered stab wounds at the scene.Gardai and emergency paramedics arrived at the scene shortly after 12:30am on Sunday morning.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The woman was initially treated at the scene before being brought to the University Hospital Limerick for further treatment.The Limerick woman’s condition is described as critical but stable.A 28-year-old man was arrested at the scene and has been detained at Henry Street Garda Station in Limerick for questioning under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.The scene has been sealed off for a technical examination.Anyone with information is asked to contact Mayorstone Garda station on (061) 456980. NewsBreaking newsLimerick woman critical following stabbing incidentBy Staff Reporter – November 27, 2016 738 Printcenter_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleGAA – Adare underdogs for Munster Football FinalNext articleGAA – Action from Adare versus Kenmare Staff Reporter last_img read more

Lives not lost: Asia sees unexpected gains in virus lockdowns

“Accidents have gone down quite a lot,” said Banjerd Premjit, chief of the Por Tek Tung emergency medical team operating just outside Bangkok.In Pathum Thani province, where his team of three ambulances normally rush to about 15 grisly crashes a night, accidents have dropped by half. He credited Thailand’s virus-fuelled measures, including a ban on alcohol sales and a nighttime curfew.”People drink less and they’re less reckless on the roads,” Banjerd said as his fellow medics played mobile games while waiting for the next emergency call.   Less flu, blue skies When the coronavirus hit Hong Kong in late January, residents scarred by memories of the 2003 SARS outbreak flocked to buy masks and immediately embraced social distancing.With millions practicing better hygiene, doctors noticed the annual winter flu season came to an abrupt end in February — nine weeks early with less than a third of last year’s deaths.  On the mainland empty roads and shuttered factories meant killer toxic pollutants dissipated. Scientists estimate China’s improved air quality averted more than 12,000 cardiovascular-related deaths, although warned in the Lancet journal their results should be “interpreted with caution”.The environmental gains seen during a global lockdown have scientists and celebrities calling for a “radical transformation” to save the planet instead of a return to normal. But many businesses want the restrictions lifted as soon as possible.Suriya Coffin Factory has had to donate coffins to walk-in customers who cannot afford to put their loved ones to rest, said manager Thanatat.A sustained mortality slowdown would almost certainly sound the death knell for their business, he added.”If the outbreak is protracted, we might have to downsize our production even more… we need to cut costs on almost everything.” Empty coffins Thailand has one of the highest rates of road fatalities per capita in the world, coming second only to war-torn Libya in 2015. The country brought in its anti-coronavirus measures before the “Songkran” New Year in April, hoping to discourage booze-soaked gatherings. The week-long holiday is marked annually by a jump in traffic accidents as drink-drivers on scooters add to the road carnage. But this year saw a 60 percent decrease nationwide, with the death toll dropping to 167 from 386 people the year before.Even Thailand’s coffin makers have seen a dip in demand, with one factory reporting orders are down by a third.”The outbreak has led to a significant decrease in the number of casualties,” lamented Thanatat Poonau, manager of Suriya Coffin Factory, as workers around him fed plywood to mechanical saws.Regional neighbors with traffic-clogged megacities are reporting similar trends.Deaths from road accidents in Japan fell by nearly 20 percent in April, while Malaysia saw daily fatalities decrease from 17 to five, according to official news agency Bernama.This year’s figures are even promising in India, which normally records 150,000 fatalities each year on its chaotic roads.Police said the death toll in the southwestern state of Kerala sank by 90 percent during the lockdown, compared with the same period last year. “Rapes also fell from 123 to 37 cases during the lockdown,” Kerala police spokesman Pramod Kumar told AFP.  Emergency workers usually busy attending accidents on Thailand’s roads mill around ambulances parked at a service station — fewer crashes and crimes a welcome outcome for several Asian countries during coronavirus lockdowns.As Asia starts to assess the damage caused by the pandemic, some countries are realizing there have been unforeseen benefits. Vietnam’s nationwide isolation has seen a drop in crime, Hong Kong has hailed an early end to its annual flu season — and now, Thailand is seeing a much-needed win in road safety.  Topics : read more

Live from New York: Nestor examines future of sports media and technology

first_imgI’ll be live blogging all day from the Sports Business Journal “Sports Media & Technology” Conference 2011 in New York.This is my fourth year live covering this event, which shapes the way moves to serve Baltimore sports fans in a better and more interactive way. I’m always learning about life and work and business and marketing and technology.Today will be a fun day of discovery.Follow along with me on Twitter as well @WNST.*******The first panel is about “TV Everywhere”…it’s about how we as sports fans can access our cable television and programming that we’re already paying for in our homes and get it delivered to our mobile devices.I’m finding this more fascinating every day. We ALL pay Peter Angelos for MASN and Orioles games in the summer. We pay him a LOT of money for this “right” to have Major League Baseball in our living rooms, bedrooms, mancaves, etc.So, next April, try to get that same game that you’re already paying for on your mobile device.(Here’s a hint…you CAN’T)Some people are starting to see the hypocrisy in this model across all cable television networks.The topic here today is “When will you cut the cord” and move to a mobile or tablet (IPad) as a preference for consuming sports content and live programming.Here’s question of the moment: Do you think we’ll ever abolish the monthly cable television bill and be able to buy our favorite websites/platform/content ala carte and have it delivered to whatever screen we’re watching — mobile, tablet, old-school television?Also, what sets sports aside from all other kinds of television and content programming is that it’s almost instantly disposable, unlike sitcoms, movies, reality television that has an afterlife for reruns and re-distribution. Other than watching last Sunday’s Ravens win over the Steelers, most Ravens fans don’t go back and watch past games over and over again. Except for ESPN Classic and the rare NFL game you’d wanna watch again during the week, live sports programming is worthless after the game ends.****The topic now has moved to 3D television and how it will impact sports. I saw the first-ever 3D screenings of an NFL game and it was amazing but I don’t know anyone who has a 3D set and I’m not really sure what programming they’re actually watching and how often they’re putting on those funky glasses.Have you ever seen an NFL or college football game in 3D?It’s superbadass…but feels very inaccessible to me.These executives here today are trying to figure out if there’s a demand for it in the future and how it would make money.*********The late morning panel is the one I’m most fascinated about today in New York — “Independent Digital Media Outlets — Leveraging Sports Content”It’s a panel that includes the leaders of SB Nation, Bleacher Report, The PostGame, etc. Several of these people, I’ve known for a number of years and I respect the national platforms they’re building and trying to galvanize local bloggers to create content.In my opinion, most of the “amateur” content is just that — amateur content.I’ve always tried to make content “expert” or “insider” content, not just someone in a basement writing about sports as a fan. Having done this for 27 years, I can tell you that there’s an ocean of differentiation between a real journalist and sports writer or broadcaster and someone who is a  fan writing without perspective, intelligence and experience that I as a self-considered expert care to read.If your opinion has no sources, no background, no true expertise, I have no interest in reading it.And I think it shows — the analysis of a truly seasoned sports expert who is working as a journalist.What do you think of amateur content that is “packaged” as expert opinion on websites?And do you find yourself returning to these kinds of sites often?Bleacher Report?SB Nation?Yahoo Sports?The PostGame?Grantland?Big Lead Sports?Shannon Terry of 247Sports just said it all: “Can we hire the best sportswriters and talent in the industry and attract new readers, users to our website and platform?”That’s what we’ve tried to do at and that’s what the national players are doing…Another great Terry quote: “The internet exposes you…are you aggressive, accurate, timely, relevant?” The internet and the users will tell you whether you are. Facebook and Twitter will give you an honest evaluation of your relevance.*******At least I know I’m thinking the right way at panelist is talking mobile for sports media technology. Many platforms are getting 30% of their traffic from Iphone & Droids. They are debating the value of overinforming on Twitter or Facebook vs. getting direct traffic via their website. Using social media as a breadcrumb and then finding sponsors and advertisers to support the platform so they can afford to pay talent and content creators.Very interesting day thus far…lots of food for thought.I’m always trying to find better ways to bring instant Baltimore sports news and information to your on your phone. If you have any feedback for how you use WNST, please drop me a note: [email protected] MORE TO COME ALL DAY FROM NEW YORK…last_img read more

Digitain’s Suren Khachatryan – No easy nights during Russia 2018

first_img Duma approves overhaul of Russian sports betting laws  July 23, 2020 Why reliability of service is an integral part of TVBET’s strategy August 6, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Share Suren Khachatryan, Chief Executive of multi-channel sports betting systems supplier Digitain, is both excited and cautious about World Cup Russia 2018.Speaking ahead of the start of ‘Russian Gaming Week’ (7-8 June), Khachatryan said that Russia 2018 will be a landmark event for the Armenia-based technology firm, its stakeholders and client base.As a betting systems supplier, Digitain has no doubt that Russia 2018 will be the biggest sporting event to be ever hosted in Eastern Europe. Fortunately, the company has laid its enterprise foundations in the region.“Historically our company’s roots are in Armenia, and our initial client base as the business expanded comes from Central Asia, and Eastern European countries. Russia 2018 is therefore personal for us,” said Khachatryan.Leading Digitain, he is clear of the challenge that Russia 2018 will pose to all industry stakeholders, who will have to handle ‘instant player scale and interaction’ through multiple devices.“World Cup is without a doubt the most significant single betting event in the sports betting calendar. It has given many betting executives I’m sure sleepless nights and some trepidation. Why you may ask, well it’s an opportunity to acquire market share, acquire new players for the operators’ brand.“From a marketing standpoint, digital marketing teams desire the latest front-facing new sign-up offers; price boosts, best odds guaranteed, cash-out to provide an attention-grabbing marketing advantage for acquisition traffic in what is a competitive landscape.”Coping with increased market demands, combined with further engagement dynamics required to entice modern sports audiences, Khachatryan believes sports betting operators will ultimately compete on fulfilling a betting consumer’s ‘instant gratification demands’.“Today’s sports betting players are very, very discerning and wish instant gratification principality in how they engage with a brand for the first time, namely via the ubiquitous mobile device.”In order for betting operators to cope with the demands of instant scale, Khachatryan states that product speed in delivery and output of inventory is essential for Russia 2018 trading success.“We, therefore, believe that a fast-loading site, quick bet placement, quick bet settlement, underpinned by a scalable, robust infrastructure shall create a positive brand experience with new and existing players to meet the expectations of both the sports bettor and the operators brand.”In preparation, Khachatryan has restructured trading and development teams to ensure Digitain platform systems can accommodate concurrent users on both augmented pre-match and live market events. Ilya Machavariani, Dentons – CIS regional dynamics will come to play prior to gambling take-off July 31, 2020 Share Related Articleslast_img read more