Woman arrested as men released over Christy Keane attempted murder

first_imgAdvertisement Linkedin Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up TWO men arrested for questioning over the attempted murder of Limerick drug dealer Christy Keane have been released without charge after spending seven days in Garda custody.However a woman in her 30s remains in garda custody after she was arrested on Tuesday night.Keane, (55) was shot a number of times in the car park of the University of Limerick Sports Arena on June 25 last in an early morning hit that resulted in two getaway cars being burned out in a nearby estate near where Keane’s younger brother Kieran was murdered in 2003.Five men, Desmond Dundon, of Hyde Road; David “Frogs Eyes” Stanners, of Pineview Gardens, Moyross; James McCarthy, of Delmege Park, Moyross; Christopher “Smokie” Costelloe, of Moylish Avenue, Ballynanty Beg and Anthony “Noddy” McCarthy, of Fairgreen, Garryowen were all jailed for life after they were convicted of murdering Kieran Keane and for the attempted murder of Owen Treacy.Nine arrests have been made in connection with the attempted murder of Christy Keane and Gardaí made three applications before special sittings of Limerick District Court to extend the periods of detention for two men who were arrested last Tuesday week.A third man in his 50s, who was also arrested last Tuesday, was later released without charge.Christy Keane was left in a critical condition after he suffered a number of gunshot wounds.Gardai are continuing to investigate a line of inquiry that a hand gun used by one of the would-be assassins jammed as Keane got ready to go to the University Arena gym around 6.40am.Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan said that the investigation was being carried out “expeditiously”.On Tuesday night, the two men from the Northside of the city, were released without charge.Gardai say that the preparation of a file for the Director of Public Prosecutions is continuing but they are now focusing their investigation on the questioning of the woman in her 30s who was arrested on the northside of the city.The woman can be detained for a period of 72 hours. Facebook Email Twittercenter_img Print NewsBreaking newsWoman arrested as men released over Christy Keane attempted murderBy Staff Reporter – February 24, 2016 1188 WhatsApp Previous articleHomeless thief robbed wheelchair userNext article#GE16 – You ask the questions – part 3 Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Adjunct Instructor – VCUarts – Art Foundation Program

first_imgCampusMonroe Park Campus Does this position provide patient or clinical services to theVCU Health System?No Posting Details – Terminal degree in a related field, or training and professionalexperience that equates to a terminal degree.- Appropriate teaching experience and/or strong oral presentationand communication skills.- Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diversefaculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as afaculty member at VCU . Recruitment PoolAll Applicants Special Instructions to Applicants Remove from posting on or before Normal work days Position TypeAdjunct – Teaching Required Qualifications Normal work hours Position NumberJ00001 Hours/Week Description of the Job Job Code/TitleAJ – Adjunct Job Open Date07/16/2020 Sensitive PositionNo DepartmentArt Foundation Program Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsOther DocumentCurriculum Vitae (CV)Optional DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of Application Job CategoryAdjunct – Teaching At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity,service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. Apremier, urban, public research university nationally recognized asone of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place towork. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supportedand your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leavepackage, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and anopportunity to do mission-driven work. The Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts (VCUarts)Art Foundation Program(https://arts.vcu.edu/academics/departments/art-foundation-program/)is establishing a pool of applicants for possible adjunct teachingpositions. The pool of applicants could be drawn upon to providetemporary staffing when needed; to provide special teachingexpertise when needed; and/or to meet special programmatic needsnot otherwise provided for within the program. This pool will onlybe assessed when an adjunct opportunity arises. Possible adjunctopportunities could include teaching a course(s) in any of theareas of study offered by the Art Foundation, VCUarts’ first yearart and design program. If an opportunity becomes available, onlythose selected for an interview will be contacted. The pool ofapplicants will remain active until the listed closing date of thejob posting. Adjunct faculty are expected to be enthusiasticambassadors for the Art Foundation Program and have a desire towork with a diverse student population in a collaborative inclusiveand learning-centered community of other adjunct instructors,students, faculty and staff. To apply, please submit application materials via VCU eJobs atwww.vcujobs.com. Only electronic applications submitted via eJobswill be accepted.Application materials should include the following:• Current CV• A list of three current references including names, addresses,phone numbers, and email addresses (references will not becontacted prior to applicant’s approval), and• Portfolio of work—visual documentation of professional work, andexamples of student work, if available.CV + list of references should submitted as one PDF in the“Curriculum Vitae (CV)” section of eJobs; and, due to file sizelimitations, the portfolio of work should be submitted in the“Other Document” section of eJobs as an accessible link in a PDFthat points to a website or cloud storage (with accessinstructions) to view all visual work. Resource CriticalYes Anticipated Hiring RangeVCUarts Standard Adjunct Rate Organizational Overview Working TitleAdjunct Instructor – VCUarts – Art Foundation Program Preferred Qualifications Is any portion of this position grant-funded?No Does this position require a pre-placement medicalassessment?No Additional Information Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/99586 Open Until FilledNolast_img read more

Pizza perfection

first_imgIf you’re not making them already, pizza is an ideal way to add value to your product range.A great pizza base is made from a yeasted dough with as high a percentage water content as possible, coupled with long fermentation.You should aim to get 75-80% water (on flour weight). Get this right and your pizza will have a wonderful crispy crust, rich golden colour and superb flavour.Rather than making individual round pizzas, at Cinnamon Square, we make an 18″ x 30″ tray. This tray gives us 10 slices, which can quite easily be sold for between £2.50-£4 each.You only need 1,100g of dough per tray; that’s not much more than a large loaf. If you do not get too carried away with the toppings, it’s quite easy to see the potential profitability from making this.This recipe makes enough dough for two baking sheets.== Italian Pizza Sponge (24hr) ==Ingredient % gBread Flour 100 265Yeast 1 2.6Salt 1.5 4Water 50 130Total weight 152.5 400== Italian Pizza Dough ==Ingredient % gBread Flour 100 1,000Italian Pizza Sponge (24hr) 40 400Yeast 3 30Salt 2 20Water 75 750Total weight 220 2,200== Method: ==1. You will need to make the Italian Pizza Sponge 24 hours in advance. Mix ingredients to a smooth dough (image A) and place in a loose-fitting lidded plastic bucket.2. Leave for 24 hours at ambient temperature.3. Mix dough ingredients plus the 24-hour sponge in a spiral mixer for 2 minutes on slow speed.4. Switch to fast speed (B) and mix until the dough reaches a stage where it is clear from the base of the bowl, the dough surface has a sheen and you can hear the dough ’slapping’ in the bowl. The dough will be very soft.5. Use wet hands to remove the dough from the bowl. This will prevent the dough from sticking to you.6. Scale at 1,100g and shape into a rectangle (C). Rest the dough for a few minutes.7. Prepare an 18″ x 30″ tray with a layer of silicone paper, sprinkled with coarse semolina or rice cones (D). A three-sided tray is best suited to the job.8. Pin out the dough and transfer to the prepared baking tray (E). Dock the dough (or fork it), dust with flour and loosely cover with a plastic sheet. Leave to rest for 60 minutes at ambient temperature.9. Pour some Italian passata sauce and olive oil on the dough and spread evenly over the entire surface (F). Then sprinkle on a generous layer of grated mozzarella & cheddar cheese. The pizza is now ready to receive your choice of toppings. The illustrations shows our vegetarian version (G).10. Bake at 220ºC for 10 minutes, then slide the pizza off the tray (still on the silicone paper) and give a further 5 minutes baking (H). You will need to turn the top heat down at this stage to prevent the cheese from burning.11. To remove from the oven, slide the tray under the silicone paper while holding the paper taught. Carry out this manoeuvre slowly to prevent damaging the pizza.12.Transfer the pizza onto a cooling wire by sliding the pizza off both the tray and silicone paper. This will let the air circulate around it helping to retain the crusty base (I).13. When cold, cut into 10 portions. Divide the pizza into two lengthways, then cut both halves into 5 equal portions (5½” wide). We use a metre ruler for consistency.TIP We serve the pizza hot or cold. To reheat, place directly on the oven sole, set at 220ºC, for 3-5 minutes.last_img read more

Taboola Makes AI Real

first_imgPersonalized recommendations have changed the way brands reach their customers effectively. Taboola is the world’s largest discovery platform, delivering content recommendations to billions of consumers on many of the world’s top sites. We recently sat down with Ariel Pisetzky, Vice President of IT and Cyber, to learn how Taboola uses AI to successfully drive their business. Taboola provides the right recommendation 30 billion times daily across four billion web pages, processing up to 150,000 requests per second.A few years ago, Mr. Pisetzky and his team required a modernized infrastructure to support Taboola’s growth and improve the experience of their customers and advertisers.Delivering Taboola’s services requires extraordinary computing power and simplified management to attain the maximum performance to serve clients and users worldwide. The company turned to AI, because it would allow them to dynamically respond to inquiries using inferencing and deep learning capabilities. Success depended on being able to keep insights flowing with adaptable AI systems, innovative architecture and intuitive systems management.The engine driving their AI solution consists of two components: front-end artificial intelligence (AI) for inferencing based on PowerEdge modular servers with Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors to process and deliver the real-time content recommendations. The back-end servers that host cutting-edge deep learning models are continually trained using sophisticated neural networks to infer user preferences.By using PowerEdge modular servers, the IT team at Taboola can meet rapidly changing demands and enjoy the versatility and simplicity necessary to support a building block approach. The team is able to cost-effectively use the same servers interchangeably as AI inferencing nodes, database servers or storage nodes with very simple configuration changes. Each request coming into a front-end data center runs the AI-driven inferencing algorithms in a unique, ultra-fast process that delivers a relevant recommendation within 50 milliseconds.Taboola took full advantage of the built-in performance acceleration of 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors—together with the highly optimized Intel Math Kernel Library for Deep Neural Networking (Intel MKL-DNN). Taboola was able to initially enhance its performance by a factor of 2.5x or more with their modernized infrastructure. Then, gaining the efficiencies of Kubernetes within the software layer—including the operating system, TCP/IP stack, load balancing and more— Mr. Pisetzky’s team went much further.“With PowerEdge servers and Intel Xeon Scalable processors, we now get up to six times the performance on our AI-based inferencing compared to when we started,” states Pisetzky. “This helps reduce our costs, and we believe there’s a lot more to be gained over time.”For the back-end data centers running deep learning-based models to accurately and reliably train the Taboola models, the Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd servers with their lightning-fast accelerators were the answer.“Training is much different from the real-time inferencing we do on the front end. The demands aren’t in terms of response times, but rather the time it takes to process large volumes of data. PowerEdge R740xd servers provide the performance to access our massive data to train our models and push them back to our front-end data center for inferencing. We’re using Vertica, Cassandra and MySQL databases across a variety of nodes,” states Mr. Pisetsky.Today, the company takes a more holistic view of its data centers as high-performance computing (HPC) clusters, which are able to process an enormous number of requests per second. Rather than just add servers or racks, Taboola looks at everything as a single HPC machine, and reshuffles servers to achieve significant performance improvements and greater cost efficiencies.The next step in building Taboola’s solution was determining the most efficient and cost effective way to manage this large global footprint with a small IT team of 12 Site Reliability Engineers across nine global data centers. The team turned to iDRAC, which allows them to deploy servers with the touch of a button. They can easily update servers across their data centers and ensure the BIOS and firmware settings are identical across all servers.The results Taboola has delivered to their users are amazing. Today, different people can go to the same page and receive personalized recommendations relevant to them, all without Taboola knowing who you are. AI has provided Taboola with the ability to take their business to the next level with impressive results. They can now provide personalized services, better user experiences and better results for their end users, advertisers and publishers.Learn more about Taboola’s AI deploymentDiscover how iDRAC enables Taboola to manage their servers remotelyWatch the webinar: Making AI Real with Taboola and PRGX (registration required)last_img read more

Power + Communications + Sensors + Intelligence = A Connected Device

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr “Start with a device, such as a Brita filtered water pitcher, provide a power source (such as a battery), add the ability to communicate (such as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth), install a sensor (in this case, the ability for the water pitcher to measure how much water has been poured since the last time the filter was replaced), and add intelligence (in the form of a microprocessor) and you have the very definition of a connected device.” That was the explanation that Tom Davis, SVP Finance and Technology at CSCU, gave to start off his keynote session at CSUC’s recently held 2017 Annual Conference that focused on the future of payments. The Brita Infinity water pitcher is just one example of a connected device. The number of connected devices is expected to pass 50 billion by the year 2020, according to Davis.Davis told the audience, made up of more than 350 plus credit union leaders that other changes they will be seeing that impact their business are APIs, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence. “APIs are simply a way for software systems to communicate with other software systems,” Davis explained. “The linkage to the topic of payments is that we will see more financial institutions allowing trusted third party innovators access to member account information for services such as personal financial management (PFM) and single view account aggregation, such as mint.com.”Regarding the amount of data that is being generated, accumulated, and stored in the cloud, Davis pointed out that 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube each minute, Google processes 2.4 million queries per minute. Over 1 trillion photos are taken each year, mostly on smartphones. Every industry has its big data. “For a typical Fortune 1000 company, just a 10% increase in data accessibility will result in more than $65 million additional net income according to Forbes,” Davis said. continue reading »last_img read more

Bayern qualify for Champions League semis

first_img0Shares0000Bayern Munich remain in contention for another treble under Jupp Heynckes© AFP Odd ANDERSENMUNICH, Germany, Apr 11 – Jupp Heynckes’ Bayern Munich marched into another Champions League semi-final on Wednesday despite 10-man Sevilla holding them to a goalless draw at home in Wednesday’s second leg.Bayern progressed to the last four for the seventh time in nine seasons as they prevailed 2-1 on aggregate following their first-leg victory in Spain last week. Sevilla’s bid for a first semi-final appearance fell short in spite of shutting out Bayern’s attack and restricting the hosts to just 51 percent possession.“I’m proud of my team, they showed great personality and character against a very strong opponent, it wasn’t easy,” said Sevilla boss Vincenzo Montella.“We can be proud of what we’ve done here, and all throughout this Champions League.”The Spaniards’ defence constantly thwarted Robert Lewandowski, who was unable to add to his 35 goals this season, although Bayern had twice as many shots on goal.Sevilla finished a man down after Joaquin Correa, who had earlier hit the crossbar, was sent off in the closing stages for a clumsy foul on Javi Martinez.After Barcelona and Manchester City — the runaway leaders in Spain and England respectively — crashed out on Tuesday, Bayern are the only team left in Europe who can still win the treble.They wrapped up a sixth straight Bundesliga title last Saturday and are into the semi-finals of the German Cup.Lewandowski endured a bruising night and Sevilla centre-back Gabriel Mercado was booked after two minutes to bringing down the Poland international just outside the area.The Bayern striker then forced Sevilla goalkeeper David Soria to palm over the bar on seven minutes.Sevilla, needing to score at least two goals, started pushing forward themselves as Pablo Sarabia fired wide on a rare forage behind the Bayern defence.Franck Ribery wasted the best chance of the first half when he created space inside the area on 37 minutes only to fire straight at Soria, who punched away the Frenchman’s powerful drive.At the other end, Rafinha’s perfectly-timed tackle denied Sarabia, who was through on goal and shaping to shoot.Bayern again struggled to kill off Sevilla after the interval with Lewandowski nodding agonisingly wide from a deep Ribery cross.Soria produced another good save with his foot to block from James Rodriguez at his near post.Sevilla’s best chance came just shy of the hour mark when Argentine winger Correa hit the woodwork after connecting with a Jesus Navas free-kick, the ball bouncing to safety with Sven Ulreich well beaten.Arjen Robben cut back inside with a trademark run that resulted in James’ shot being comfortably saved by Soria.Lewandowski was taken off on 77 minutes, sporting a plaster on his left cheek after several bruising tussles with the Sevilla defence.Bayern’s inability to put Sevilla to bed grew as the minutes ticked away and tempers flared late on when Correa was dismissed for clattering Martinez.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

No BBC for Real Madrid’s cup clash

first_imgReal Madrid Ronaldo, Bale and Benzema missing for Real Madrid in cup clash Joe Wright 20:55 1/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) gareth bale cristiano ronaldo - cropped Getty Images Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo Gareth Bale Karim Benzema Sergio Ramos Marcelo Primera División Leganés v Real Madrid Leganés Copa del Rey The Blancos will be without five senior stars for their trip to Leganes on Thursday, with Sergio Ramos and Marcelo also out of the matchday squad Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema have all been left out of Real Madrid’s squad for the Copa del Rey quarter-final first leg against Leganes.Benzema is yet to play in 2018 due to a hamstring problem and has not been risked for the meeting at Butarque.Bale and Ronaldo have also been omitted, with the latter reportedly following a similar fitness plan to last season, when he was given rest periods in order to be as fresh as possible for the crucial games at the end of the season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Captain Sergio Ramos, who has a calf injury, and full-back Marcelo have also not been included in the 19-man squad.This is our 19-man squad for tonight’s Copa del Rey match against @CDLeganes! #RMMovistar | #RMCopa pic.twitter.com/zm4xOMBCaH— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) January 18, 2018Zinedine Zidane’s side face a hectic run of four matches over the next 10 days, including both legs of the Copa tie with Leganes and La Liga matches against Deportivo La Coruna and Valencia.last_img read more