Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash NO FEE PIC L-R Conor Duggan, Conor Mulligan, and Neil O Reilly pictured at the launch of Boxofwine.ie Ireland’s first “tailored to your taste” wine subscription company delivered nationwide.WHEN the hospitality sector was pounded by the pandemic, Conor Duggan, Neil O’Reilly & Conor Mulligan had to quickly turn their hands, expert noses for wine and entrepreneurial spirit to something else.The dynamic young entrepreneurs blended their combined 30 years working in the hospitality, bar and wine industry along with their passion for wine and Boxofwine.ie was born – Ireland’s first “tailored to your taste” wine subscription company, delivered nationwide.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Boxofwine.ie provides a bespoke wine offering, tailored to individual tastes and conveniently and safely delivered straight to your door in a beautifully presented box – the ultimate treat!NO FEE PIC 11/01/2021 Boxofwine.ie – Ireland’s first “tailored to your taste” wine subscription company delivered nationwide.The innovation that sets Boxofwine.ie apart is a quick online questionnaire and a clever algorithm which provides the experts and sommeliers at boxofwine.ie with a guideline on individual taste preferences.This allows them to curate a personalised box of three bottles of top quality, highly regarded wine each month, changing with each delivery but still remaining true to the customer’s taste.The convenient and clever concept is contactless and, for an introductory price of €49 per month, the unique approach will ensure that wine lovers are surprised with new wines each month, including a mix of old favourites and exciting newcomers.All wines they are sure to love. The box also contains Boxofwine.ie tasting cards with intriguing information on vineyards, family run wine businesses, food pairing suggestions and flavours in the wine to identify.It is a great way to learn about a world of wines not available in supermarkets and local stores. Full-bodied or flinty, there is something inherently dignified and sophisticated about being a wine connoisseur. Pleasurable lock-down learning if you will!The concept provides an element of surprise each month with new selections to enjoy. It takes the experience of shopping for wine out of the mundane and into a more exciting space.Via the initial quiz and open dialogue inviting feedback each month, customers are guaranteed their newly discovered wines will be to their taste. They become part of a wine tribe to trust.Managing Director Conor Duggan said: “Our aim is to create a brand new way of enjoying wine at home. We want to make the world of wine a less intimidating place, to expand your palate and to introduce fantastic, great value wine you won’t find in your local supermarket.“We are certain that once you take our wine quiz and receive your first contactless delivery, chosen specifically for you, you won’t be disappointed.” he said.Boxofwine.ie also features a gift shop with clever options such as the “Netflix and Chill” Box, “Rosé Bubbles” Box and they partner with local Irish suppliers Dalkey Handmade Soaps, Irish Sock Society and Skellig Chocolates.There are also gift cards available for the subscription service – the gift that keeps on giving! All are beautifully presented and delivered nationwide.A perfect corporate gift or to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, occasion or just to say thank you. See www.boxofwine.ie or find @boxofwine.ie on Facebook and Instagram. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSBox of WineKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp Linkedin Print LimerickNewsFrom Covid to cork – bespoke and tailored to your tasteBy Meghann Scully – January 11, 2021 143 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Advertisement Email Previous articleOn this day in 2020: Limerick claim pre season double in the Gaelic GroundsNext articleLimerick Post Show | Limerick Mental Health Meghann Scully Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener
The study of animal foraging behaviour is of practical ecological importance1, and exemplifies the wider scientific problem of optimizing search strategies2. Lévy flights are random walks, the step lengths of which come from probability distributions with heavy power-law tails3, 4, such that clusters of short steps are connected by rare long steps. Lévy flights display fractal properties, have no typical scale, and occur in physical3, 4, 5 and chemical6 systems. An attempt to demonstrate their existence in a natural biological system presented evidence that wandering albatrosses perform Lévy flights when searching for prey on the ocean surface7. This well known finding2, 4, 8, 9 was followed by similar inferences about the search strategies of deer10 and bumblebees10. These pioneering studies have triggered much theoretical work in physics (for example, refs 11, 12), as well as empirical ecological analyses regarding reindeer13, microzooplankton14, grey seals15, spider monkeys16 and fishing boats17. Here we analyse a new, high-resolution data set of wandering albatross flights, and find no evidence for Lévy flight behaviour. Instead we find that flight times are gamma distributed, with an exponential decay for the longest flights. We re-analyse the original albatross data7 using additional information, and conclude that the extremely long flights, essential for demonstrating Lévy flight behaviour, were spurious. Furthermore, we propose a widely applicable method to test for power-law distributions using likelihood18 and Akaike weights19, 20. We apply this to the four original deer and bumblebee data sets10, finding that none exhibits evidence of Lévy flights, and that the original graphical approach10 is insufficient. Such a graphical approach has been adopted to conclude Lévy flight movement for other organisms13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and to propose Lévy flight analysis as a potential real-time ecosystem monitoring tool17. Our results question the strength of the empirical evidence for biological Lévy flights.
RelatedPosts Cleric urges Christians to avoid ill-gotten wealth to attain greatness in life It’s unfair to discuss 2023 election now, opposition tells Enugu PDP After 13 years of enmity, Enugu ex-Governors in closed door meeting Akwa Starlets Football Club of Uyo on Sunday won the 2019 edition of the Nigeria National League Super 4 Tournament at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Akwa Starlets defeated Adamawa United FC 2–0 in a tension-soaked match.The match’s first goal was an own goal by Daniel Nanushi in the 32nd minute.The second goal came through an Utibe Arit header to a corner-kick in the 68th minute.Speaking later, Caleb Osu, the coach of Akwa Starlets, said their victory was a dream come true.“This is because we prepared seriously for it, and God in His mercy gave us the victory.”Osu noted that he had a young and promising team which has a long way to go.“We will also go to the drawing board to fix lapses in the team ahead of the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).”Also, Bello Muhammed, the coach of Adamawa United, said the tournament was a very good test and rehearsal for his team ahead of the NPFL season.“We are going home to fortify and prepare for the NPFL season ahead, since the tournament has given the team a test of what the upcoming NPFL season will look like,’’ Muhammed said.NAN reports that in the third place match played earlier in the day, Jigawa Golden Stars FC defeated Warri Wolves FC 2–1.Obiora Emeka scored in the 10th and 66th minutes for Jigawa Golden Stars, while Warri Wolves scored through a penalty kick by Charles Asemele in the second minute of stoppage time.Rabiu Tata, the Technical Adviser of Jigawa Goldern Stars, however lauded his players for performing according to instructions and giving a good account of themselves in the third place match.Tags: Adamawa United FCAkwa Starlets FCCaleb OsuDaniel NanushiEnugu StateNnamdi Azikiwe StadiumUtibe Arit
When I was attempting to come up with a name for this column, “The Beat Goes On” by Sonny and Cher was ringing in my mind. I’ve always been fascinated by a variety of genres and eras of music. I was the kid who grew up listening to ’60s, ’70s and ’80s hits in middle school. Honestly, nothing’s changed there. I still love the songs and artists I loved then such as David Bowie, Cher, Prince, the Beatles and Elton John — they all still pop into my eclectic range of playlists. Only now, I’m very much in tune and interested in what popular artists are producing right now in the current music scene. Exploring a wide-ranging selection of music from the past and present, hence why “The Beat Lives On,” this column will discuss how music transcends and reflects what’s going on not only in our innermost but outermost circles. Ever meet someone who loves the same artist as you? Who attended the same concert or event as you and immediately became your best friend? There’s something about music that bonds people — almost like you’ve lived through the same things and understand each other because of it. Music then and is now, in 2020, the voice and soul of a generation, keeping people together when we’re all apart. Among those voices are popular artists such as Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino. Queen Bey brought us “Freedom” featuring rapper Kendrick Lamar in 2016 that delivers empowering lyrics on breaking free from what holds us down. Childish Gambino brought us “This is America” in 2018 as a commentary and reflection on what needs change in our nation. The music video references race and gun violence in the United States, responding to the way that Black lives have been historically targeted. And for those who may not know, the two mentioned above (Sonny and Cher) were a rock husband-and-wife duo famous in the mid-’60s, selling more than 40 million records worldwide. The entertainers were known for songs “I Got You Babe” and “Baby Don’t Go” as well as their media presence with their hit television show, “The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour.” I absolutely love them. Especially in times of hardship, I feel that music heals and can have an impact on social change. In a time where there’s a growing sense of alienation and isolation, music pushes us to interact with each other, with the world and with the challenges that we all face. It shows us how we can move together, link arms (metaphorically at the moment) and call for change. In times of uncertainty and fear, music reveals the voice and soul of a generation. Admittedly, I’ve watched many documentaries on musicians, revealing my major music nerd tendencies. This got me thinking about how music can act as the voice and soul of a generation. Each decade brings about new challenges, new inventions, pop culture phenomenons and movements. I mean, 2020 started with a pandemic. Can we just take a moment? Welcome to the ’20s. We’ll get through it, and the music will offer an antidote for us all. Emily Sagen is a senior writing about music’s lasting impact. She is also an arts and entertainment editor at the Daily Trojan. Her column, “The Beat Lives On,” runs every other Friday. (Sara Heymann | Daily Trojan) DaBaby’s performance of “Blind” at the VMAs highlighted the Black Lives Matter movement and paid tribute to the ongoing protests in response to the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade and many other Black lives lost this year and many years before. While performing on stage, a police car pulled up and DaBaby was shown getting arrested, handcuffed and put in the back seat. Black Lives Matter has been a movement of multiple generations more than it has been a momentary feat. Artists now are again pushing forth important messages on social injustice in their music. Though the ’60s are years past, they were a time of social and cultural revolution, when music reflected the decade’s attitude toward major political movements, such as civil rights and the anti-Vietnam War. Popular music at the time was also heavily influenced by counterculture, environmentalism and feminism. And even now, popular music continues to bring up serious subjects, ones that matter and that many of us are experiencing and concerned about during this pandemic. What I’m saying is that music has been a long-standing tool for artists seeking to speak up about social change and a means for self-expression when hardships make it difficult. There’s something so overwhelming and powerful about music that other mediums can’t quite achieve. It can bring up fond memories of the past, inspire us to change, be more understanding of one another, connect and give us a way to express ourselves when we can’t muster up the words. More recently, following the speeches and performances at the MTV Video Music Awards last Sunday, it’s clear that artists are unafraid of making their voices heard in times of social change. The Video for Good award went to H.E.R. for the song “I Can’t Breathe.” The lyrics are incredibly strong and H.E.R.’s voice rings clear: “Started a war screaming ‘Peace’ at the same time, all the corruption, injustice, the same crimes, always a problem if we do or don’t fight.” The singer used the video to expose racial injustice in the United States and to support the movement. With that, let us turn our attention to the ’60s. Many artists who have come before and after the decade have vocalized important matters concerning contemporary times through their songs and activism. Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones were among some of the most influential artists of the ’60s, capturing the decade’s atmosphere. Songs such as Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come,” Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” and James Brown’s “Say It Loud — I’m Black And I’m Proud,” demanded equality, respect and justice — the eternal soundtrack of the ’60s. As protests continue across the country and the pandemic rages on, music and activism continue to support each other, inspiring artists and fans alike to take action. These movements are huge, and ones we’re all being made more aware of. As a result, the transformation and evolution of music and performance are unfolding right before our eyes. But the intersection of music and activism isn’t just a recent endeavor.
Freshman quarterback JT Daniels left the Utah game with a possible concussion. (Josh Dunst | Daily Trojan)As regular readers of “Keith’s Keys” know, I often write ledes that are flowery and somewhat clever (at least I’d like to think so). It might involve a long-winded story or metaphor about golfing or baseball, or some other sport that has nothing to do with the column I’m writing. But this time, I am going to be blunt and get straight to the point: It’s time to realize that the JT Daniels experiment is over. Former quarterback Sam Darnold was that Trojans’ Superman in the past two seasons. Super Sam’s late game heroics and unbelievable playmaking ability saved USC time and time again. But unlike his predecessor, the primary similarity I see between Daniels and Darnold is their tragic knack for inaccurate passes and turnovers. Yes, Darnold threw interceptions and fumbled the ball more than Michael Turner running down a hallway of Peanut Tillmans. He was, by no means, perfect. But, even with redshirt sophomore quarterback Matt Fink and other quarterbacks on the squad, there was no doubt that he was the right man for the job.As much as I am hopeful and willing to give people the benefit of the doubt: I cannot be confident that the raw talent of Daniels is going to come through. Don’t get me wrong, I understand that this kid just turned 18 and that he is supposed to be a high school senior right now. And I know that comparing Daniels to Darnold is like comparing rookie Peyton Manning — who threw 28 interceptions in 1998 — to present day Tom Brady. Daniels hasn’t developed into the poised and precise starting quarterback that he needs to be, and that’s okay. Everyone understood that when head coach Clay Helton brought in a young kid that he was going to take some time to develop. But what’s not okay is to keep using a quarterback who has now completed just 47 percent (24-for-51) of his passes, thrown four interceptions and consistently missed down-the-field throws.If USC even wants a chance to sniff the beautiful air of Levi’s Stadium in December, Daniels needs to hit his receivers in stride. Junior wide receiver Michael Pittman should not be relied upon every week to make touchdown catches where he comes back 10 yards to the ball. When you first think about Daniels’ age, it is pretty exciting and amazing to think that an 18-year-old could lead one of the most distinguished football programs on the West Coast. But on second thought, it seems more foolish on the part of the USC coaching staff for putting so much trust into such a young player. While I am not necessarily advocating for an injured Fink or redshirt freshman Jack Sears to start, there is definitely reason to believe that someone else could be more capable of putting USC in the best position to win. However, I will say that Fink has shown that he has the tools to be a good quarterback in ways that Daniels has not. Unlike Daniels, who constantly underthrows streaking receivers and misses wide-open crossing patterns, Fink has an absolute cannon of an arm and an electric pair of legs that kept USC’s late drives alive against Utah. Although he might not be a Darnold through the air in terms of accuracy, Fink is better than Darnold on the ground and could give USC an added dimension that the pocket-passing, octogenarian-running Daniels simply cannot give. We are at the halfway point of this season. The team is now 4-3 and looking to just make a bowl game at this point, with the easiest part of USC’s schedule is coming up with teams like Arizona State, Oregon State, Cal and UCLA.If there is any time to look towards rebuilding, it is now. Daniels had his opportunity to shine, but unfortunately, he has not showed that he can live up to the potential and the expectations of being a starting USC quarterback. Keith Demolder is a senior majoring in broadcast journalism. His column, “Keith’s Keys,” runs every other Tuesday.