The driver suspected of injuring a Donegal garda and killing an innocent man in Co Monaghan, was “wanted” in relation to another hit-and-run charge.Gardaí are investigating after father-of-two Stephen Marron (47) was killed when an out-of-control Audi A6 crashed into his parked car on Main Street in Castleblayney on Tuesday night.It has now emerged that the man arrested in relation to the incident was suspected of being involved in another car crash with the same garda in 2010. A 34-year-old man from Co Armagh was last night being questioned in relation to the crash that killed Mr Marron and left Letterkenny-born Gda Michael Devlin (31) hospitalised with serious injuries.A bench warrant was in place for the arrest of the man since January 2011, when he failed to show up at a district court in Co Monaghan in relation to a terrifying incident that happened on November 20, 2010.During the hit-and-run eight years ago, Gda Devlin was injured when a car collided with his patrol vehicle at Latlorcan, Co Monaghan.Garda Michael Devlin who is originally from Letterkenny.The driver then left the scene but was arrested nearby on suspicion of drink driving and driving without insurance. The suspect was charged and failed to appear in court on a second hearing. Then on Tuesday night – eight years after that incident – the suspect arrived in Castleblayney garda station on an unrelated issue.He was recognised by Gda Devlin, but the suspect then left the station and the garda followed him.When he tried to leave, Gda Devlin tried to stop the car but was dragged from the station to the Main Street around 500m away.Garda Devlin had only been in Castleblayney station because he had earlier been involved in investigating a separate drink-driving incident.Video footage shows the Audi car driving onto the Main Street at 11.21pm. As the car turns onto the street, the driver side door swings open, but closes before the car starts veering towards the Blue Skoda Octavia. The Audi appears to pick up speed right before impact with Mr Marron’s car, smashing into the rear.Mr Marron’s Skoda crashes into a pole while the Audi continues for several more metres before coming to a stop.As two Garda cars respond to the scene, the 34-year-old driver steps out of the car and puts his hand into his pocket, before raising his arms.Gda Devlin can be seen staggering from the passenger side of the car, and collapses before being helped by a passer-by. He was released from hospital yesterday and his injuries are not understood to be serious.Driver of car which injured Donegal Garda was wanted was last modified: November 30th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:arrestedcrashdonegalGarda Michael DevlinMonaghan
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New debris from MH370 found on Madagascar proves conclusively that the Boeing 777 met a violent end and that it broke apart on impact.Wreck hunter Blaine Gibson and some relatives of those lost in the MH370 disappearance handed over five pieces of debris yesterday collected by residents in Madagascar over the past year to Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke.Wreck hunter Blaine Gibson with a piece of floor panel from the Boieng 777The pieces had been collected over the past year.See our Concorde Coverage READ Crash investigators analysis of MH370 find“The debris proves two things. MH370 crashed violently and it almost certainly is in the Southern Indian Ocean,” Mr. Gibson said.The next of kin said they want assurances from Mr. Loke that the Malaysian Government would continue efforts to find a satisfactory resolution to the mystery of MH370, which disappeared on March 8, 2014, with 239 aboard.One piece of debris found at Sandravinany, south Madagascar, has been positively identified using a fragment of a label still attached as part of a floor panel from a Boeing 777.“Don Thompson, one of the Independent Group investigating MH370’s disappearance, found the actual identification label for the Boeing 777,” Mr. Gibson said.An important clue was the piece contained a portion of a placard with the identifying characters WPPS61.Floor panel showing a small corner of a label with number VPPS61According to another IG member, Victor Iannello, Mr. Thompson was able to determine that the full placard number was BAC27WPPS61 and he found a similar placard on the floorboard of wreckage from MH17.Full Boeing 777 floor panel label“This leaves little doubt that the piece recovered from Madagascar is from MH370,” Mr Iannello said.The other pieces, while not identifiable as being from the missing Boeing 777, are positively aircraft debris.Mr. Gibson said that the five pieces were handed in as a result of a debris awareness campaign launched by the families of the victims of MH370.“Some of the families went on radio in Madagascar to plead with locals to hand in pieces of debris,” he said.“Locals tell me there are many more pieces of debris washed up but it needs to Malaysia to offer rewards.”Mr. Gibson has been giving locals small rewards.While the two extensive searches have not turned up the main body of wreckage, Mr Gibson believes that the main body of wreckage probably lies just outside the search area about 1800km due west of Perth.That main body would include engines, undercarriage, wings and the bulk of the fuselage.Malaysia has promised to resume the search but only if there is “credible” new evidence.“Suggestions that it is the Cambodian jungle are nonsense.”And there is a sinister side to the loss of MH370. Mr. Gibson – and Seven West Media – has been the subject of stalking with some Malaysian interests trying to discredit him.A secret meeting with SWM in Perth last year was reported on in Malaysia just 30 minutes after it took place.Mr. Gibson has even been accused of planting debris.However, most of the debris has been handed in by locals and Mr. Gibson has simply raised awareness and been the point of focus.
Tags:#cloud#news A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Nginx is tearing up the charts and going big-time $3 million in a series A round. The company, which announced its intent to go commercial in August, is being backed by Michael Dell’s MSD Capital, BV Capital, and Runa Capital. It’s little wonder that the five-person company was able to land investment, as it currently powers more than 11% of all active sites on the Web.In addition to announcing the financing today, co-founder Andrey Alexeev says that the company will be opening an office in San Francisco towards the end of the year. Alexeev says that the company will be hiring more engineers in Russia, and hiring marketing and product management (and presumably sales) staff in San Francisco.Product plans for Nginx are a bit lighter at the moment. Alexeev says that the core of Nginx will continue to be released under the BSD-like license, but some “higher-level functionality” will be kept back. Specifically, Alexeev says that Nginx will be releasing clustering features and high availability features as part of the high-end product for paying customers.Pricing and SupportUnfortunately, Nginx has not yet announced pricing for Nginx. Alexeev says that pricing will be “not cheap, but not too expensive. Very much in line with other vendors’ propositions.” What is clear is that Nginx will need to start offering binaries for its paying customers. Alexeev says that the distributions are a bit slow to offer new releases of Nginx, so the company is providing binaries for CentOS, Debian, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Ubuntu.Rapid GrowthNginx has been on an upward climb for some time, which no doubt prompted the founders to consider commercial opportunities. The uptake since Nginx announced commercial support has been doubly impressive. When we talked about Nginx in August, it had 9% of active sites according to Netcraft’s July Web server survey. Nginx now has 11.28% of all active sites. If you look at the million busiest sites, Nginx now has 7.84% compared to 7.04% in July. Note that the Web itself is growing, too. In July, Netcraft surveyed more than 357 million sites. In October, the survey reached more than 504 million. However you slice it, though, Nginx is climbing fast. How Nginx scales over the next year is going to be critical. I suspect it won’t be long before a Red Hat or Rackspace comes calling about buying them out, though. Nginx is quickly becoming a core technology. While Alexeev said it’d be “premature” to talk about the company going IPO or being sold, I would be surprised if they’re not snapped up before too long. joe brockmeier 1 Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting
High-speed cameras reveal how hummingbirds can turn on a dime Hummingbirds are the fighter pilots of the avian world, diving and weaving at speeds of up to 55 kilometers per hour—then turning on a dime to hover midair, wings frantically beating, as they refuel on nectar. Now, through herculean efforts, researchers are one step closer to figuring out what makes the animals so nimble. The new work not only helps explain their complex choreography, but it may also lead to more maneuverable robots and drones.Biologists have clocked how fast hummingbirds can fly and how long they can hover, but maneuverability—all that zipping back and forth—is “notoriously difficult to study,” says Peter Wainwright, an evolutionary biologist at the University of California (UC), Davis, who was not part of the new work. That’s because “it involves a complicated set of possible movements, and it’s very spontaneous.”That didn’t stop Paolo Segre, then a graduate student at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He decided to try by filming hummingbirds in the wild, which are less inhibited about flying than their captive counterparts. 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He and his team hiked up mountains and crashed through jungles to find the perfect site. Once they set up camp, they constructed a large cage outfitted with the solar-powered camera system and started testing their hummingbirds, one by one. The researchers filmed each bird for about 30 minutes as it flitted between perches and visited a nectar-feeding station inside. Then they let the bird go and repeated the process. Segre and his team set up stations in three other locations: the Ecuadorian Andes, and high- and low-elevation camps in Costa Rica.Getting the data wasn’t easy. In Peru, the team’s testing site was swarmed with army ants for 2 days straight. In Costa Rica, Segre and his colleagues had to wade across crocodile-infested waters—at night—in the middle of a lightning storm. “We were mostly terrified by the lightning,” recalls Segre, now an ecophysiologist at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. The scientists eventually made videos of 207 birds belonging to 25 species.Once they had the data, Segre’s labmate, postdoc Roslyn Dakin, now at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center in Washington, D.C., developed sophisticated software with her colleagues to analyze them. Because there were four cameras, the researchers could reconstruct the flight pattern of each bird in three dimensions, measuring the number of times it accelerated, decelerated, turned, rolled, soared, or dove, among other maneuvers. Each of those simple moves repeated and combined into predictable patterns. “More complex maneuvers were made up of sequences of simpler maneuvers,” Segre explains.When the researchers compared flight patterns among species, they found that each one tended to stick to the maneuvers it was best at (something especially true of turns). But they were surprised to find that heavier hummingbird species were generally better at accelerating and making tight turns. Based on studies in birds and bats, the team had expected the exact opposite. “But larger hummingbird species were actually more maneuverable,” Dakin says. The reason: Those heftier hummers had relatively bigger muscles and wings than smaller species, she and her colleagues report today in Science.Several other trends emerged. Maneuvering behaviors that differed from species to species generally came down to structural and physiological traits such as wing size, wing surface area, weight, and muscle mass. Finally, when the team grouped the birds based on their flight patterns, they found the clusters reflected the hummingbird family tree: More closely related species had similar flight patterns.Dakin says this new maneuverability “framework” could help roboticists understand how to tweak their flyers to be less clumsy and fragile. Particularly useful is hummingbirds’ ability to generate rapid wing movements, which helps with agility, says Andrew Biewener, a biomechanist at Harvard University. As a result, adds Robert Dudley, an organismal biologist at UC Berkeley, even more engineers are now studying animal flight than biologists. By Elizabeth PennisiFeb. 8, 2018 , 2:00 PM
Call it fate or bad omen, but Tillakaratne Dilshan would be hoping that he never ever gets 160 runs on board.For today Sri Lanka lost the Hobart ODI even though the opener and former Sri Lankan captain scored put on an impressive 160 not out on board.Call is bizarre, but the last time he scored the same figure – 160 (scorecard), Sri Lanka ended up losing the match. And the opponents were the same – India.He did that at the Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground in Rajkot on December 15, 2009, when Sri Lanka were touring India.India scored a massive 414 in the first ODI of the series, thanks to an impressive 146 by Virender Sehwag.In reply Sri Lanka got off to a rollicking start with opener Dilshan scoring a 186-ball 160. But, the end result proved to be a forgettable one for the islanders as they fell short by just three runs in their chase.Eventually, India ended up winning the five-match series 3-1, with the Ferozeshah Kotla match being abandoned on account of unfit pitch.Today history repeated itself at a different venue (Hobart), different continent and at a different time zone. India were playing Sri Lanka. This time the Lankans put on a stiff target of 321 with Dilshan scoring an identical 160 – the end result, whoever, was – India beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets.Here’s what the tarot card says about the Number 16:The Tower tarot card sits at number 16.Throughout our lives we all strive to obtain and retain a sense of self and individual identity. This starts at The Emperor and our feeling of I Am. We draw people, places and things to us that help us to maintain what we believe to be our identity. Piece by piece, brick by brick, we build this ego personality, which here in the Tower is represented by the Tower itself.advertisementThen something happens that shatters our illusions and the Tower crumbles – That’s what happened to Dilshan today.
Stanislas Wawrinka continued his pursuit of a rare double with an air of calm authority, beating dangerous Belgian David Goffin 7-6(3) 7-6(6) 6-4 to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Monday.The barrel-chested fourth seed, bidding to emulate fellow Swiss Roger Federer and become only the fifth man in the professional era to win the French Open and Wimbledon back-to-back, turned on the style on a sun-swept Court One.Wawrinka is yet to drop a set so far, although Goffin forced the 30-year-old to produce some of his best tennis.Sixteenth seed Goffin, in the fourth round for the first time, had a point to level the match at one set apiece and was a break ahead in the third set before Wawrinka reeled off a succession of brilliant backhands to close out victory.Leading 5-4 on the Goffin serve Wawrinka dug out a glorious backhand down the line to move 0-30 ahead and, when Goffin double-faulted to offer up matchpoints, Wawrinka ended the contest with a similarly spectacular forehand.Wawrinka will play Frenchman Richard Gasquet in the quarter-finals and should he win that, he could face another showdown with top seed Novak Djokovic, the man he beat in a memorable French Open final a few weeks ago.
The Maharashtra government has decided to accord the status of ‘adventure sport’ to the centuries old traditional ‘Dahi-handi’ celebrations that mark Janmashthami every year. An announcement in this regard was made by the state education minister Vinod Tawde in Mumbai on Wednesday.Minors aged between 12-15 can take part in the celebrations – which entails forming tall human pyramids of six or more levels – only with the written consent of their parents. The venue will need matting so that there are no injuries after a fall and there will be no limit on tiers of pyramids.”With the status of ‘adventure sports’, we shall form a state-level body to govern ‘Dahi-handi’ with a set of rules and regulations. Any celebrations that do not adhere to this would not be recognised,” Tawde said.Under the new status, it will be mandatory for all organisers of high-profile ‘Dahi-handi’ celebrations to ensure proper insurance for all participants, provisions of first-aid, ambulances to shift the injured ‘Govindas’ to nearest hospitals.Additionally, they must organise safety nets, helmets, safety harness, mats and other security requirements to prevent injuries – and possible deaths – after the human pryramids come crashing down.Tawde said sometime ago, a committee headed by Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar was told to prepare a report on ‘Dahi-handi’ and it has recommended to declare it as an ‘adventure sport’ on the lines of mountaineering, rock-climbing etc, which was accepted by the state government.The minister said henceforth, ‘Dahi-handi’ would not be restricted during Janmashthami, but will be celebrated round-the-year under the auspices of a state-level governing body.advertisementJanmashthami celebrations in Mumbai have become an annual big business affair with prizes running into crores of rupees, mega-sponsors, intense competition among various groups, mostly backed by politicians and political parties, attracting millions of locals, domestic and foreign tourists.In the past few years, there have been several casualties, including temporary injuries or permanent handicap and deaths of ‘Govindas’, which led to court cases and questions raised on the safety and security of the participants.
tarik black top ten twitterFour-star wide receiver recruit Tarik Black, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound product of Chesire, Connecticut, has offers from dozens of college football programs ahead of the 2017 season. Sunday night, he narrowed his list down to 10. Black’s list includes one SEC school (Alabama), two Pac-12 schools (UCLA, Arizona State), three ACC schools (Duke, Miami, Virginia Tech) and four Big Ten schools (Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Rutgers).Thankful for every Opportunity #Top10 pic.twitter.com/K5UfbYt29X— TJ Black (@LetmeRockk_) December 7, 2015You can check out Black’s highlight reel here.
ORLANDO, FL – DECEMBER 2: A UCF Knights spirit team member waves the flag after a score in the third quarter of the ACC Championship against the Memphis Tigers at Spectrum Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)Fort Lauderdale wide receiver Dredrick Snelson had a wild recruitment, but in the end, he will be staying close to home with the UCF Knights. Snelson, a one time Minnesota commit, chose UCF over finalists Maryland and Penn State. He also reportedly had offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Miami, and numerous others.#Flanagan HS (FL) 2016 WR Dredrick Snelson (@D_Snelson2) signs LOI with the #UCF #Knights pic.twitter.com/iIInG76D5k— Sleeper Athletes (@SleeperAthletes) February 3, 2016Snelson is a four-star player according to ESPN and Rivals. ESPN ranks him as the No. 20 wide receiver in the class.