Limerick invention could help solve global water crisis

first_imgEmail Professor Michael Zaworotko at work in the University of Limerick’s Bernal Institute.Photo: Sean CurtinA new material developed at the University of Limerick could help solve the global water crisis by producing water from air.The material has favourable properties for absorbing and releasing water from the atmosphere with the potential to provide water in drought-hit regions.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Professor Michael Zaworotko, Research Professor at University of Limerick’s Bernal Institute, has developed the crystalline material after decades of research.It has been developed as a commercially viable nanomaterial by Molecule RND, an international incubator fund established at UL to work in collaboration with Prof Zaworotko.Molecule already has orders for the first available commercial units, with a prototype water generator delivering water with low purity without any filtration.Stating that the material could replace the silica traditionally used in dehumidification systems in buildings, Prof Zaworotko said that it would require substantially less energy to maintain air quality in buildings around the world,”The material could also capture water from the atmosphere in arid regions.“Even in zones of very low humidity, there is still some water in the atmosphere. This material could be applied to capture the water from the air, meaning you could potentially grow crops there.“Without water, there is no life. About one-third of the world’s population does not have access to pure water and this technology helps to solve that problem,” he added. Facebook University of Limerick ceases funding for off-campus Garda COVID-patrols after sanctioning students following massive street party TAGSeducationLimerick City and CountyNewsResearchUniversity of Limerick University of Limerick research identifies secrets of Fantasy Premier League success Decision on FIBA European Championships in Limerick to be made in May Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 44 | Immersive Software Engineering Gardai make arrests following chaotic student party near University of Limerick Printcenter_img Linkedin Advertisement Previous articleGlobal Limerick Company Shortlisted for National AwardNext articleDrugs epidemic threatens to engulf Limerick City Meghan Brosnan NewsEducationLimerick invention could help solve global water crisisBy Meghan Brosnan – October 31, 2019 292 Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick nurse helping the fight against COVID-19, calls for round the clock garda patrols near University of Limerick following “out of control” student parties last_img read more

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Saturday Local Sports Results

first_imgTennisThe Batesville varsity and junior varsity tennis teams to remain undefeated and improve their records to 7-0 on the season.The varsity won their match 4-1 while the JV won 7-0.Batesville vs. Madison Tennis (9-7)Submitted by Batesville Coach Mike McKinney.Girls SoccerBatesville defeats Centerville and Oldenburg Academy to win Batesville Invitational.Batesville Girls Soccer InvitationalBatesville vs. Centerville (9-7)Oldenburg Academy vs. Rising Sun (9-7)Oldenburg Academy at Batesville (9-6)Submitted by Batesville Coach Kyle with Var Vee.South Ripley and Greensburg battle to a 1-1 tie.South Ripley at Greensburg (9-7)South Ripley vs. Greensburg (9-7)Submitted by SR Statistician Patsy Cumberworth with Var Vee.last_img read more

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Josh Fields lands on disabled list, stressing an already short-handed Dodgers bullpen

first_img Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense LOS ANGELES — Josh Fields, Pedro Baez and Tony Cingrani have been three of Dave Roberts’ go-to relievers this season.Now, all three are on the disabled list.Fields was placed on the 10-day DL Thursday with inflammation in his right shoulder. Roberts expressed hope that the right-hander would only need the minimum 10 days to recover.“He said he came in two nights ago, felt something in his shoulder, then didn’t feel it afterward,” Roberts said of Fields. “I think he threw six, seven pitches in relief of (Daniel) Hudson and after that night (Tuesday), said it was sore. He came in (Wednesday) and it was still sore.” Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching With Fields on the disabled list, the Dodgers forced Walker Buehler into action earlier than expected. The rookie right-hander flew in from Oklahoma City early Thursday morning, pitched out of the Dodgers’ bullpen in the afternoon, and was the losing pitcher in an 11-5 loss to the Chicago Cubs.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.Fields is 2-2 with a 2.36 ERA in a team-leading 37 appearances this season. He has inherited six runners this season and none have scored. Closer Kenley Jansen is the Dodgers’ only other active reliever who hasn’t allowed an inherited runner to score this season.The Dodgers lost Cingrani (left shoulder strain) and Baez (right biceps tendinitis) to the disabled list five days apart earlier this month. Both were expected to begin throwing in earnest off a bullpen mound this week.Baez (30) and Cingrani (28) rank fourth and fifth, respectively, in appearances.Roberts said that four relief pitchers were “down” for Thursday’s game. The manager leaned on Buehler and left-hander Caleb Ferguson, who had pitched primarily as starters to this point in the season, for three of the final four innings against the Cubs. Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ HOME RUN DERBYThe Dodgers’ two home runs Thursday gave them 53 for the month of June, tying a franchise record. No major league team has hit more home runs this month.The Dodgers will play two more games in June, Friday and Saturday against the Colorado Rockies.Max Muncy has led the surge with 10 home runs this month. His solo shot to left field in the third inning against Jose Quintana was his 17th of the season, extending his career high.Justin Turner’s two-run homer in the ninth inning against Luke Farrell was his fourth of 2018. Three have come in June.The Dodgers also hit 53 home runs as a team in June 2017.ALSORich Hill, Kenta Maeda and Ross Stripling will start in that order this weekend against the Rockies. Colorado will counter with Tyler Anderson, German Marquez and Chad Bettis, respectively. … Left-hander Manny Bañuelos, switch-pitcher Pat Venditte, catcher Rocky Gale and outfielder Alex Verdugo were chosen to represent Oklahoma City in the Triple-A All-Star Game July 11 in Columbus, Ohio. … Turner has been hit by pitches in each of his last two games, ending a streak of 29 games without being hit by a pitch.UP NEXTDodgers (LHP Rich Hill, 1-2, 5.30 ERA) vs. Rockies (LHP Tyler Anderson, 4-3, 4.62 ERA), Friday, 7 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available)Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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New York steps up security in subways

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 But in Washington, Homeland Security Department spokesman Russ Knocke said “the intelligence community has concluded this information to be of doubtful credibility. We shared this information early on with state and local authorities in New York.” Knocke did not elaborate. A counterterror official, who was briefed about the threat by Homeland Security authorities, said the intelligence was considered doubtful because it did not reflect “on-the-ground, detailed” information. Rather, the official, who also insisted on anonymity, said the intelligence was similar to “what can be found on the Internet and a map of New York City.” The law enforcement official in New York said city officials had known about the threat at least since Monday, but held the information until two or three al-Qaida operatives were arrested in Iraq within the past 24 hours. Once the arrests were made, officials felt they could go public, the official said. Authorities are concerned, the official said, that there might be al-Qaida operatives in New York City connected to the plot. They have no hard evidence of that, but are investigating. NEW YORK – Authorities stepped up security Thursday after receiving what city officials called a credible threat that the New York subway could be the target of a terrorist attack in coming days. But Homeland Security officials in Washington downplayed the threat, saying it was of “doubtful credibility.” The threat involved the possibility that terrorists would pack a baby stroller with explosives, among other potential subway bombing methods, a law enforcement official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. New York officials responded by mobilizing police officers to begin looking through commuters’ strollers, bags, briefcases and luggage. “This is the first time we have had a threat with this level of specificity,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a nationally televised news conference alongside Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, adding that he still felt secure enough to take the subway home Thursday night. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Thirty-five new jobs created as Century Cinemas open Bar and Grill

first_imgCentury Cinemas are thrilled to announce the opening of their new Backstage Bar and Grill and Century Play area this coming November 2016.A fresh concept creating  a space to relax, wine and dine with friends before a movie or alternatively unwinding over a delicious meal whilst the children experience a wide range of play facilities on offer at Century Play.Renovations are currently taking place at the former Century Cinemas Ice Rink, located beside Century Cinemas and Letterkenny Retail Park. With the new employment of 35 part time and full time employees, Mark Doherty, Owner, told Donegal Daily, ‘We are really excited to create anenvironment where everyone in the family can enjoy themselves, at Backstage Bar & Grill and Century Play it will be our aim to provide a memorable and fun experience for everyone’.Backstage Bar and Grill will consist of an open air kitchen where guests can watch the culinary staff in action.Century Play has been designed with children in mind, to ensure maximum fun and excitement, from racing slides, spiral slides and aerial runways to name a few.Backstage Bar & Grill and Century Play will be opening this November. Thirty-five new jobs created as Century Cinemas open Bar and Grill was last modified: October 3rd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Granero agrees personal terms with QPR

first_imgQPR have taken another step towards completing the signing of Esteban Granero after agreeing personal terms with the Real Madrid midfielder.Granero, 25, was due to arrive at Loftus Road on Thursday evening to undergo a medical and sign a contract.Earlier in the day, Rangers agreed a deal with Real for the former Spain Under-21 international.Click here for the Man City v QPR quizSee also:QPR discuss Mbia as Barton has medicalSpurs reluctant to let Dawson goQPR confirm signing of midfield ace GraneroFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Kevon Looney sheds light on whether he’ll have a future with Warriors

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – For a player that prides himself on preparing for every role, it appears Kevon Looney has already mapped out his free-agency future.The Warriors will like Looney’s initial plan when he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1.“Everybody wants to get paid, but I would love to stay with this team and this franchise,” Looney said. “It’s a great …last_img read more

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Infographic: Back into Africa

first_imgStudies into DNA and genetics have shown that the human race is more connected than previously thought. This is because migration out of Africa about 60 000 years ago was not in a single direction. There was a second wave of movement back into Africa that started about 3 000 years ago. Studies into human DNA have shown that the human race shares similar genetic markers. (Image: Pixabay)Infographic design: Sandile KhumaloResearch and text: Priya PitamberPan-Africanist leader Robert Sobukwe said that there was only one race: the human race. And research into genetics shows that he may have been right.Studies have shown that human migration was not in a single direction, but that it was a back and forth process. “Our genes have been mixing since we evolved, and our genetic structure looks more like a complex, intermixed trellis than a simple candelabra,” wrote Robert Wald Sussman in his book From The Myth of Race: The Troubling Persistence of an Unscientific Idea.“It is very difficult to tell what our particular genetic background is over human historic time,” Sussman said. “We humans are more similar to each other as a group than we are to one another within any particular racial or genetic category. Many anthropological books have been written to explain this phenomenon.”After a study was done on genes in southern Africa, it was shown that some 3 000 years ago, migration took western Eurasian DNA back to the southern tip of the continent.“According to conventional thinking, the Khoisan tribes of southern Africa have lived in near-isolation from the rest of humanity for thousands of years,” reads the New Scientist website. “In fact, the study shows that some of their DNA matches most closely people from modern-day southern Europe, including Spain and Italy.”Click image for a larger view:last_img read more

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More Scriptwriting Resources for Creative Pros

first_imgThese great scriptwriting resources will help you improve your storytelling abilities whether you’re a director, producer, editor or writer.In a previous post I wrote up some fundamental screenwriting and story telling tips as well as some great videos from seriously talented storytelling professionals. Whether you have aspirations to become a scriptwriter or simply want to be a better storyteller (as a video producer or video editor) a great way to become better at the craft is to learn from successful professionals.  In this post I’ve put together great resources for anyone who wants to dive deeper into the world of screenwriting.Scriptwriting TalksBAFTA have an outstanding collection of lectures from successful screenwriters on screenwriting. Each year they present a series from screenwriters which are all well worth listening to. Talks include writers like John Logan (The Aviator), Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich) and William Nicholson (Gladiator) to name just a very few. Check out the series from 2010, 2011 and 2012.This talk from Scott Frank, writer of Out of Sight, Get Shorty, Minority Report, Marley & Me, is both entertaining and enlightening as he shares his insights from 28 years of writing for the screen.If you’ve ever wondered what it might look like to lean over the shoulder of a professional screenwriter then this great screencast from writer John August is a perfect example of just that (please excuse a few expletives along the way). So much of the writing is in the re-writing and this is a great lesson in improving your script.You can learn a lot about the constructs of screenwriting by reading and studying existing scripts.  You can get your hands on some scripts from successful films so you can see how it translated from script to screen and what might have changed in the process.  Screenwriting uber site Go Into The Story has a great post collecting the best legally free scripts that you can download today including Lincoln, Hitchcock, Rust and Bone and Moonlight Kingdom. One script that you can’t get online is Argo, but you can get this great interview with it’s Oscar nominated writer Chris Terrio.Scriptwriting ToolsIf you’re thinking of putting pen to paper, or fingers to keys, then there are two great tools that are worth checking out fit for this purpose, I’m sure there are more, but these are the ones I know.Final Draft: The Industry StandardFinal Draft is the most popular screenwriting program and has been around the longest and hence is the industry standard. There is a free demo so you can try it on for size to see if you like it. There is also an ipad and iphone app – the later which is free as a ‘reader’ which is great if you’re more interested in being able to annotate a script rather than write one.Scrivener: A Holistic Writing ProgramA few people I know who do a lot of writing, love using Scrivener and having nothing but praise for it. It strikes me as a broader writing program that presents your work in many different ways, allowing you to just get down to writing rather than fiddling with settings to get it to look how you want. It too has a free trial, so there’s nothing to stop you from giving it a go.last_img read more

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