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Search on for missing Limerick teen

first_imgGardai wish to seek the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 16 year old Darnell Price who is missing from Limerick.Darnell was last seen on the afternoon of January 26 on O’Connell Street, Limerick. He is described as being 5′ 6″ tall, of slight build and with brown hair. When last seen he was wearing a green Jacket, navy blue track suit and blue runners.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Anyone who has seen Darnell or who can assist in locating him is asked to contact Henry Street Garda Station on 061-212400, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station. Linkedin Advertisement Previous articleMaking Capital on centuries of AdventureNext article€12.5 million to be spent on Limerick city Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email TAGSfeatured NewsBreaking newsSearch on for missing Limerick teenBy Staff Reporter – January 30, 2016 779 Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended WhatsAppcenter_img Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Twitter First Irish death from Coronavirus RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Facebook No vaccines in Limerick yet last_img read more

Virtual farming software helps growers

first_imgFarmville and Farmtown computer programs lets people pretend to be farmers. A program developed by university scientists lets researchers grow virtual crops, too, but in a real effort to advise farmers on how to save money and resources.The program is called Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer, or DSSAT. It was created by a team of agricultural scientists from the universities of Georgia, Florida, Hawaii, Guelph in Ontario, Canada, Iowa State University and the International Center for Soil Fertility and Agricultural Development.Helps save resourcesResearchers use the system to make crucial decisions based on sound science. In Georgia, for example, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division used it to estimate water requirements for irrigation, said Gerrit Hoogenboom, a UGA agricultural meteorologist who helped develop the software.The DSSAT program works for soybean, peanut, tomato, green bean, pepper, sweet corn, cabbage, rice, wheat, barley, cotton, potato, pasture grasses and numerous other crops. It simulates crop growth, yield and water and nutrient requirements for the crops. Planning for weather phasesWorking with county Extension agents, researchers use it to help farmers respond to and prepare for the probability of particular weather phases, Hoogenboom said. The program can even help countries prepare for climate change, said Cheryl Porter, a UFL researcher who keeps the software up to date.“DSSAT can help answer these kinds of questions: How will a country have to adapt to rising temperatures or reduced rainfall? Should they plant earlier? Fertilizer more? Grow a different crop or variety of crop?” she said.Making research-based decisionsThe software can predict the effects of environmental impacts like fertilizer runoff in waterways or economic impacts like how altering irrigation or fertilizer schedules will affect farmer profits.“Crop models can help answer ‘what if’ scenarios that may be too expensive or complicated to answer with field experiments alone,” Porter said. “And many different scenarios can be simulated in a short amount of time, allowing a researcher to see the effects of a wide range of environmental conditions.”In West Africa, crop models show the practice of increasing fertilizer and leaving crop residues in fields gradually increases the amount of carbon in the soil there, she said. UGA hosts software training sessionTop agricultural scientists from across the United States and the world met on the UGA campus in Griffin, Ga., this month to receive hands-on training from the system’s developers.Researcher Kai Sonder of CIMMYT plans to use the software to simulate maize and wheat production in Asia, Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. CIMMYT is a non-profit research and training center.“I hope to use (the software) to add value to a large amount of maize and wheat research data CIMMYT has collected over the past 40 years,” he said. An Auburn University graduate student who attended the training will use it to predict the effects of climate change on wheat crops in Alabama. A graduate student from Michigan State University will use it to simulate future crop yields in the Great Lakes region. A Princeton University researcher plans to use the program to model the impacts of climate change on crops in South Africa and to create potential land use scenarios.For more information on crop modeling, go to the website www.ICASA.net .last_img read more

Operation Martillo Recovers $26 Million Worth of Cocaine

first_img U.S. guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) recovered approximately 324 kilograms of cocaine on October 11, with an estimated street value of $26 million while supporting Operation Martillo and U.S. 4th Fleet. While conducting Counter Transnational Organized Crime (C-TOC) patrols on October 10, USS Carr coordinated with a U.S. Navy P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft to find and intercept a small vessel, referred to as a “go-fast”, that was suspected of smuggling narcotics in international waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During the pursuit, the go-fast jettisoned suspicious cargo over the side and eventually escaped. Carr then commenced a search to find the jettisoned materials. On the morning of October 11, Carr located the suspicious items and launched a small boat to recover them. Once the retrieved cargo was aboard Carr, an embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment discovered a suspicious substance. Further testing revealed that it was cocaine. “It was a great job by everyone involved to stay focused and get the mission accomplished over the 18 hours that elapsed from initial detection until finally discovering the cocaine,” stated Carr’s Commanding Officer, Commander Patrick Kulakowski. Carr is homeported in Norfolk, Virginia, and is currently deployed in support of Operation Martillo, under operational control to U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and C4F while conducting C-TOC operations in support of Joint Interagency Task Force – South (JIATF-S), U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM), and the 11th Coast Guard District. Overall coordination of counter-drug patrols and surveillance in the Eastern Pacific is done by JIATF-S headquartered in Key West, Florida. U.S. maritime law enforcement and the interdiction phase of operations in the region occur under the tactical control of the 11th Coast Guard District headquartered in Alameda, California. Operation Martillo is a U.S., European, and Western Hemisphere partner nation effort targeting illicit trafficking routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus. U.S. Military participation is being led by JIATF-S, a component of USSOUTHCOM. By Dialogo October 24, 2012last_img read more