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Sponsored: Limerick Show launches its 90th year

first_imgIs Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Previous articleMost beautiful garden competition 2019Next articleMunster to Host Open Training Session At Musgrave Park Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Limerick on Covid watch list Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Leo Walsh and Donie O’Connor, Limerick Show Society, at the launch of the 2019 Limerick Show.CELEBRATING its 90th year, Limerick Show was launched this evening, Tuesday, August 6 at AIB, O’Connell Street, Limerick.Open from 9am to 7pm, Sunday, August 25, Limerick Show will boast local artisan foods, the county’s finest in rare breed cattle, fashion, dog shows, the free kids’ zone packed with entertainment; show jumping, a Bonny Baby contest, arts and crafts, and live music.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking at the launch event, Limerick Show Society President, Leo Walsh, told the Limerick Post, “It’s very important for Limerick, Limerick Show goes back a long way and I hope it may continue into the future.“Shows are under a bit of pressure, agricultural shows, that’s why we have broadened it this year, to get the young people involved, and city people involved, have a carnival kind of atmosphere.”Mr Walsh noted the show won’t just be about agriculture, it will “be a fantastic day out at only €10 to get in”.“We have Sean O’Dowd playing and some fantastic entertainment throughout the day, especially for the kids before they go back to school.”Limerick Show, takes place at Limerick Racecourse on Sunday, August 25.Enquiries to Donie O’Connor at 087-145 8018. Twitter Facebook Print Linkedincenter_img TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Email TAGSentertainmentfamilyfunLimerick City and CountyLimerick Show Societyshowsponsored content NewsLifestyleSponsored ContentSponsored: Limerick Show launches its 90th yearBy Staff Reporter – August 6, 2019 264 Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possiblelast_img read more

Abundance of humpback whales in Oceania using photo-identification and microsatellite genotyping

first_imgEstimating the abundance of long-lived, migratory animals is challenging but essential for managing populations. We provide the first abundance estimates of endangered humpback whales Megaptera novaeangliae from their breeding grounds in Oceania, South Pacific. Using fluke photo-identification (1999−2004, n = 660 individuals) and microsatellite genotypes (1999−2005, n = 840 individuals), we estimated abundance with open capture-recapture statistical models. Total Oceania abundance and trends were estimated from 4 primary and 5 secondary sampling sites across the region. Sex-specific genotype data enabled us to account for the difference in capturability of males and females, by doubling male-specific estimates of abundance derived from genotypes. Abundance estimates were congruent between primary- and secondary-region data sets, suggesting that the primary regions are representative of all Oceania. The best estimate of total abundance was 4329 whales (3345−5313) in 2005, from a sex-specific POPAN super-population model, which includes resident whales and those migrating through the surveyed areas. A doubled-male POPAN abundance estimate from 2003 (n = 2941, 95% CI = 1648−4234) was considered the most plausible for the 4 primary survey areas and was similar to the 2003 doubled-male estimate derived from Pradel capture probabilities (n = 2952, 95% CI = 2043−4325). Our results confirm that Oceania is the least abundant humpback whale breeding population in the southern hemisphere. Pradel models showed no significant trend in abundance, which contradicts the recovery seen in most other populations throughout the world. Thus we suggest that the whales in this area warrant continued study and management attention.last_img read more

Jenkins announces preliminary fall semester guidelines

first_imgIn preparation for the fall semester, University President Fr. John Jenkins announced in an email Monday a list of guidelines and practices community members will be expected to follow as they return to campus.According to the University’s COVID-19 news website, a phased return of students to campus will begin July 27. Move-in for undergraduates will take place over a two-week period, Jenkins said, and more information will follow in the next few weeks from the Office of Residential Life.Welcome Weekend orientation for new students and their families is currently scheduled to take place in two sessions — the first from Aug. 3-4 and the second from Aug. 5-6 — according to the University’s Welcome Weekend website. There will be more events for students only following the conclusion of both programs, according to the website.Students, faculty, staff and visitors must wear masks and practice social distancing “when in any University building in the company of others,” and outside when physical distancing is not possible. Jenkins also announced changes in the dining hall schedule and layouts to allow for distancing and other options for take-out meals designed to protect students.In terms of classes, Jenkins said learning spaces will be adapted for appropriate social distancing.“Courses that include labs, performances, travel and other unique requirements may be adjusted to accommodate protocols for physical distancing and online access,” Jenkins said.Community members will also be required to complete daily health screenings on campus and notify University Health Services if they have any COVID-19 symptoms. Protocols for widespread testing will be announced in the next few weeks.“All students who report symptoms will be expected to follow the testing, contact tracing, quarantine and isolation protocols established by Notre Dame and our local health officials should they become ill or are exposed to COVID-19,” Jenkins said.In-person gatherings which meet the University and health guidelines will be approved, and those which do not — including cocurricular and extracurricular activities — will be held virtually, Jenkins said. Notre Dame community members are also discouraged from personal travel away from campus except for special circumstances, and visitors on campus will be limited.In recognition of the stress and anxiety that can be caused by health and safety changes, Jenkins noted the University will increase mental health resources for students.“We will take steps to enhance the University’s mental health resources and to encourage us all to attend to this important aspect of our overall well-being,” Jenkins said.Jenkins said the current guidelines do not include all of the modifications students will see on campus for the fall semester, and as new information is announced, changes will be made appropriately to ensure the health and safety of the community.“Throughout the coming academic year, we will need to be creative, flexible, vigilant and unwavering in our commitment to caring for our own health and that of everyone around us,” Jenkins said.Tags: 2020 fall semester, COVID-19, John Jenkins, Office of Residential Life, virtual classeslast_img read more