first_imgHome News Crime Criminal gangs flying in from eastern Europe to rob local businesses NewsCrime TAGSChief Superintendent John ScanlonLaois Joint Policing Committee Twitter Pinterest By David Power – 9th April 2018 Rugby RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Community Facebook Facebook Criminal gangs flying in from eastern Europe to rob local businesses Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Previous articleUPDATED: Warning over ‘scam call’ using Laois numberNext articleLevel of local cocaine use is ‘mind-boggling’ David PowerA journalist for over 20 years, David has worked for a number of regional titles both as journalist and editor. From Tullamore he also works as a content editor for Independent.ie. His heroes include Shane Lowry, Seamus Darby and Johnny Flaherty WhatsApp Twitter Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Sophisticated criminals are proving a challenge Sophisticated crime gangs are flying in from eastern Europe to rob premises in Laois and other counties, the highest-ranking garda in the division has confirmed.Chief Superintendent John Scanlon told the County Laois Joint Policing Committee that they have apprehended suspects who were wanted in Spain, Norway, France and the UK.“They are arriving from eastern Europe to commit crime. They are flying in and coming through the airport in a significant group,” Mr Scanlon said.He said these people then steal valuable items. They go to lock-up premises and “steal high value items” he said.These criminals deliberately set off alarms to monitor the reaction time. Later they then either set off the alarm or disable it, in some cases pumping the alarms with foam.“They often steal the CCTV systems and bring it on their merry way,” he said.“We have had some success against them but it is quite a challenge,” Mr Scanlon said.The meeting heard there  was a 38 per cent increase in assaults in the first quarter of 2018 when compared to the same time last year.There was also increase in drugs offences, partly explained by the a new dedicated drugs unit in the division which has increased detection rates.SEE ALSO – Updated: Warning over ‘scam call’ using Laois number Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

first_img Related AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 27 SEP 2017 Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Las operadoras respaldan el papel de Qualcomm en la RAN abierta Author Español Home Vodafone claims swift IoT growth, bright NB-IoT future Chris Donkin center_img China Telecom claims NB-IoT milestone Vodafone, Safaricom beat MTN to Ethiopia licence Previous ArticleIndia targets leading role in 5G developmentNext ArticleNokia WING unit prepares to move beyond pilot phase Tags Large-scale deployments of IoT technology are gaining traction in the world’s largest economies as the number of companies using more than 50,000 connected devices doubled year-on-year, Vodafone Group announced.In its IoT Barometer Report 2017, the latest in a series of annual updates on the technology, Vodafone said the proportion of companies using the technology hit 29 per cent in 2017, more than double the 12 per cent reported in 2013 when the operator published its first IoT study.The 2017 report is based on responses from 1,278 companies in 13 countries including the US, China, Brazil, UK, Germany, South Africa, India and Australia, which were quizzed during April and May.Vodafone said the research revealed widespread increases in both IoT uptake and project scale. The results also highlighted an interest in narrowband IoT technology (NB-IoT) with 28 per cent now considering it alongside other LPWA options for new projects. This is despite the fact rollouts of NB-IoT technology are still in the early stages in many markets, given the technology was only standardised in June 2016.International popularityAPAC led the way in terms of the number of overall IoT deployments with 36 per cent of companies quizzed in the region using IoT. In comparison just over a quarter of companies in the Americas and Europe regions reported rollouts.The Americas, though, had the highest proportion of large scale adoptions with 19 per cent of companies running more than 10,000 connected devices, compared with 13 per cent in Europe and 7 per cent in APAC.Vodafone’s research revealed the overall proportion of companies with deployments of over 50,000 connected devices doubled since its 2016 report to 6 per cent.Industries leading the adoption charge were consumer electronics, automotive and energy. Although reporting a lower adoption rate, healthcare companies using the technology were likely to have larger scale deployments, alongside utility companies.Future impactVodafone’s survey found 70 per cent of companies using IoT believed it would have an “enormous” or “sizeable” impact on the whole economy in the next five years. However, security and connectivity issues remained a key concern.Vodafone IoT director and Global Enterprise CEO Erik Brenneis said the results showed: “Adopters have great expectations for the future of IoT.”In terms of the impact on industries’ future prospects: “New low-power connectivity options, like narrowband IoT, will be key to making that possible.” IoTNB-IoTVodafonelast_img read more

first_imgA Russian man died and another was injured on January 3, when an extreme attraction went wrong in the republic of Karachayevo-Cherkessiya. Denis Burakov, 27, and his friend Vladimir Shcherbov, 33, were set to roll from the top of Mussa-Achitaro Mountain in a zorb* made of transparent plastic. The men were set to roll down a special route and someone was supposed to catch it at the bottom, RIA Novosti reported. For reasons unknown the zorb went off the trail and fell into the Gonachkhir Gorge down a 70-80-degree slope. The ball flew for about a kilometer and stopped on the ice-covered Peacock’s Eye Lake in the gorge. The rescuers had to use skis to get to the lake. Burakov was still alive, but died in an ambulance after being carried out of the gorge which took six hours. Shcherbov has been taken to a hospital with concussion and multiple minor injuries. One the pair’s friends filmed the ride and uploaded it onto YouTube. Police opened a criminal case on providing services that do not comply with health and safety and resulted in death. The perpetrators could spend six years in prison. However, they fled the scene, and the police are looking for the businessmen, who had just set up the attraction and were operating it without any licenses. The police issued a search warrant for three people. *A zorb is a giant inflatable ball.last_img read more

first_imgPate is the author of a new paper regarding her discovery of the Florida manta ray nursery, and reminds the magazine that their preferred birthing grounds, lifespan, mating selection criteria, and how they give birth are all completely unknown.Pate would further detail in her paper that the genetics of the Florida mantas were unique enough to possibly be considered a third, distinct species—serving again to reiterate the lack of knowledge about the animals.Manta rays can’t breed until 8-10 years old, so nurseries tend to have abundant food supplies and no predators. Once they’re old enough to breed, when they have around 1-2 pups every few years, they’re also too big for most predators and can drift further afield free of fear.CHECK OUT: Scientists ‘Blown Away’ By Discovery of Longest Animal Ever Recorded—And It’s Quite BeautifulLearning how mantas breed and travel can help science form guidelines about how to protect them from overfishing and being wounded in contact with fishing equipment, as 46% of the Florida juveniles had been. This is extra important given that both recognized species are listed as vulnerable by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.In 2018, mantas were listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, an action which requires critical habitat conservation designations to follow. Until Pate’s discovery, no such habitat could be identified, and she recommends immediate consideration of the surveyed area for protection.MORE: Photographer Captures Incredible Video of Thousands of Ray Fish Flying Through a Mexico Sea “These mantas are living in South Florida with millions of people, so protecting them won’t be easy,” Pate said. “But as manta rays around the world are declining, this could be a really important population to safeguard the species.”HELP Your Friends Sea This Story And Share On Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore Experts know of only two other nurseries, one in the Gulf of Mexico and the other in Indonesia, and the discovery of a third unlocks various new avenues of study: The graceful glider’s breeding habits are almost entirely a mystery, so an opportunity to study them close to home for U.S. scientists is good news.How they manage to survive and stay relaxed while swimming through the waters in front of beach resorts like Margaritaville and Mar-a-Lago, however, is something that creates far more questions than answers.Rays, an ancient animal species that evolved alongside plants, are not well understood.CHECK OUT: Watch Beach Goers Help Giant Stranded Manta Ray Get Back to the OceanThe two-ton manta ray, with its black and white skin colors and 30-foot wingspan, is almost universally identifiable. But the gentle giant must be among the least understood animals when you consider its fame.Manta MysteriesIsmail Niyax“There’s so little we know about mantas,” Marine Biologist Jessica Pate tells National Geographic. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIn what is only the third-such discovery in science, an ultra-rare manta ray nursery was found right under scientists’ noses off the busy coast of South Florida.Adam HumanIt was discovered after scientists observed a large concentration of juveniles off a 58-mile stretch of coast from the St. Lucie Inlet to Boynton Beach.Most of the juveniles were seen many times over in the same area across a period of years.last_img read more

first_imgDuke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, right, celebrates with Justise Winslow after their 68-63 victory over Wisconsin in the NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament championship game Monday, April 6, 2015, in Indianapolis.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)NEW YORK (AP) — Even without an undefeated team, the NCAA title game drew its largest TV audience in 18 years.Duke’s 68-63 comeback win over Wisconsin on Monday night on CBS averaged 28.3 million viewers, the most since 1997, when Arizona upset defending champion Kentucky in overtime, CBS and Turner Sports said Tuesday. That’s up 33 percent from the 21.3 million for Connecticut’s victory over Kentucky last year.Wisconsin had defeated the previously unbeaten Wildcats in the semifinals, dashing what could have been a record audience for a potential Kentucky-Duke final. The interest for the matchup between the Badgers and Blue Devils still proved high, riding the momentum of a tournament that drew strong ratings all the way through.The games across CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV averaged 11.3 million viewers, the most since 1993 and up 8 percent from a year ago.last_img read more

first_img CET Sport EN At first Griezmann asked to be substituted, but in the end he was able to continue despite the stamp. Madrid’s defender was not booked for the incident. If he had been, he would have been suspended for the game against Levante, on Wednesday. Regardless, Madrid head to Valencia with their league season in tatters. With Atletico Madrid 1-0 up on Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, the hosts were attacking. Atletico tried to counter-attack and Sergio Ramos came across to stop Antoine Griezmann. He hit him hard, and with the Frenchman on the ground, Ramos stamped on his ankle with aggression.center_img 27/02/2016 Upd. at 19:29 last_img read more

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first_imgManchester United have opened talks with Juventus over a possible £85million move for Paulo Dybala, according to reports.Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is all too aware of the rebuilding job required at Old Trafford after missing out on the Champions League.A disappointing 1-1 draw with relegated Huddersfield Town on Sunday meant the Red Devils will have to contend with Europa League football next season. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Paulo Dybala has been linked with an £85million move to Manchester United Getty LIVING THE DREAM getty 2 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to axe certain Manchester United players this summer However, according to Calciomercato, the Premier League side could be about to make a serious splash in the transfer market by bringing Dybala to Old Trafford.The 25-year-old has endured a tough season at the Allianz Stadium after Cristiano Ronaldo’s record-breaking move from Real Madrid in the summer.And the bianconeri are reportedly ready to cut their losses and sell the forward, with United at the head of the queue.Dybala has scored just 10 times this season and has taken time off to visit London after being granted leave by the Serie A champions. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer targets The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 2center_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ REVEALED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti IN DEMAND LATEST targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father moving on Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is well aware of the magnitude of the tsk he faces in the summer transfer window, admitting after the draw at the John Smith’s stadium fans had seen the last of certain players.Massimiliano Allegri’s future is unclear in Turin and, if Antonio Conte is reappointed as Juve boss, the reports claims the Italian side could make an ambitious move for Romelu Lukaku as part of any deal involving Dybala.The £75million striker has struggled since Solskjaer was appointed in December – scoring in just two Premier League games since January and has often talked of his desire to move abroad.last_img read more

first_imgWe already looked at my 10 Thoughts, the amazing OSU defensive performance and had a postgame show. Now it’s time to empty the notebook on a great 31-6 Oklahoma State win over TCU.• Mason Rudolph is 15-0 as a starter against Big 12 teams not named Baylor. He’s 0-3 against Baylor. I have no idea what to do with this information.• Yes it was.Rudolph: “Our defense played great all day. Combine that with running the ball for over 300 yards. It was big time.”— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 19, 2016• As well as Chris Carson as running it right now, I feel OK saying this: I don’t ever want to see Carson pass a football ever again.• Mike Gundy is 4-1 against Gary Patterson and TCU. That’s pretty good.• Rudolph’s checking down has really gotten throughout the season. It was one of his greatest strengths last year before he swooned earlier in the season. Now it feels like that portion of his game is always there even when he has off days (like Saturday).• Maybe my favorite part of the game.Mike Gundy got hit in the face after that Carson TD. pic.twitter.com/NlV069CGzM— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 19, 2016• I had no issues on going for it on 4th down on the first drive. You were at the max of Ben Grogan’s range (45-50 yards) and it was fourth and three. I’m fine with that. I think teams should actually do it more often.• Crazy.That’s the most lopsided home loss for TCU in the Gary Patterson era. #okstate— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) November 19, 2016• Kenny Hill should run it 55 times a game with the way he passes. I was incredibly impressed with TCU’s offense when they got him into space. I was incredibly not impressed with TCU’s offense when they let him throw it.• That was Gary Patterson 200th game. It was the first time since 2000 his team has been gashed for 7+ yards per carry.• Dawg.Here’s a better look at the Chris Lacy catch. Have mercy. pic.twitter.com/FncQryzVBH— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 19, 2016• I wrote this early in the game: Is this the day the close games catch up with us? Nope!• Nobody wants to talk about it, but Barry Sanders has been, uh, average all year. He’s averaging 15.5 yards on six punt returns and 21.6 on 12 kick returns. Those numbers are fine, but the real reason he’s back there is because Gundy trusts him. Now he’s muffed two punts in crucial Big 12 games late in the season. Fumbling punt returners to Gundy are like disruptive North Koreans to Kim Jong Un — we might never see No. 26 again.• Insane numbers here. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. #SinorForHeisman pic.twitter.com/GNOh4rF2je— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 19, 2016• All five of Justice Hill’s 100-yard games have come in Big 12 Conference play. Is that good?• I do think the offensive line deserves as much credit as Chris Carson and Justice Hill do for the incredible OSU rushing performance over the last half of the season. Holes so wide Gundy could drive his tractor through them.• TCU is not consistent on offense. With that offense, you have to have a more consistent QB. This is why Gundy talks about the importance of elite QB play in the Big 12.• Uni Heismannnn! I love the untucked shirt/towel hanging out the book. No wristbands is also a very clean look. Tough to beat the number one as well.screen-shot-2016-11-19-at-11-52-00-am• The line in Vegas moved from TCU -3 to TCU -6 right before the game started. Oops.• The game plan early on seemed odd to me, although I know what OSU was going for. The running game seemed to be working, but Rudolph kept tossing bombs. He was picking on poor No. 12 (a true freshman CB for TCU), but he was off and it showed. Yurcich flipped it in the second half, and OSU threw just 11 passes to 25 runs. Boom goes the dynamite.• True. Freshman.This seems pretty good. pic.twitter.com/dSyAS8p3lf— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 19, 2016• Both teams played the first half like they saw that there were four Big 10 teams ranked in the top eight of the CFB Playoff rankings last week.• One of my favorite equipment subtleties? The paisley print on the neck and back bottom of the helmet. I think this is tremendous.screen-shot-2016-11-19-at-12-21-47-pm• Rudolph does great job getting rid of it before getting sacked more often than we probably give him credit for.screenflick-movie-183• It’s easy to say retrospectively that OSU should not have gone for it on fourth and inches at the end of the first half because of how the game turned out, but I thought they should have in the moment. The defense was clearly locked in and you would have had TCU pinned deep in their own territory. Of course I also thought it would take more than seven points to win this game.• Neither team was at 90 yards passing at halftime. What is life?• OSU’s first goal line stand (at the end of the first half) started on its own seven-yard-line. So impressive. Also, seems to be an annual ritual for OSU against TCU.• J [email protected] would they dare dress JW up for this play… pic.twitter.com/ioGX1s14SF— Ryan Winkle (@RyanWinkle7) November 19, 2016• Tralund Webber and The Blizzard (DQ Osborne) have been great for OSU. They don’t get enough credit. No defensive tackles really do (other than VT), but TCU ran it for just 3.7 yards per carry when they came in averaging 5.4. This is largely because of the big fellas up front.• Two phrases that Tim Brando uses that I love: “quicker than a hiccup” and “he’s a speed merchant.”• Still LOLing at this one.Not called pass interference. https://t.co/wi7xVbH6pR— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 19, 2016• Raise your hand if you’re glad we got a day game in Ft. Worth that nobody seemed excited to be at.• It was clear Patterson didn’t trust Kenny Trill in the red zone. I mean, part of me gets it becaue I wouldn’t trust Kenny T. to successfully pass me a hoagie at Texas Roadhouse, but this is your dude. He’s one of the best runners on your team! What are you doing?!• How fun was it to get the jugular early in the fourth instead of weeping on the floor for an hour at the end?• Have a day, Chris Lacy!Not a catch, but my goodness, Chris Lacy. https://t.co/6uoYwHZF3e— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 19, 2016• One last time — OSU’s defense won the game in the first half. It was what we always wanted. A great first-half performance followed by halftime adjustments that made them look even better.On to Bedlam.last_img read more