Limerick researcher makes quick work of three-sis

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp Advertisement Twitter Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSeducationhealthlimerickNewsResearch Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleLA band to make a tour documentary in LimerickNext articleGovernment report claims Limerick parents pay €159 a week for childcare Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick PhD student James Blackwell from Ballyneety.Photo: Sean Lydon.IT took a Limerick student just three minutes to explain the intricacies of finding brain tumours by ultrasound.James Blackwell from Ballineety was rewarded for his inventiveness when he was declared overall winner of this year’s NUI Galway’s Three-sis competition.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The fast-paced event featured three-minute talks by 12 researchers who shared the story of their research using just three presentation slides, in front of three judges and a voting audience.James took the overall award for his bite-sized talk ‘Finding brain tumours using ultrasound’.The Limerick man is a PhD candidate split between the School of Physics and School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics at NUI Galway. His research involves using ultrasound to create stiffness maps of the brain. These can help surgeons to identify brain tumours and other diseases. His work is supported by the Irish Research Council.The Threesis competition was initiated at NUI Galway in 2012. It is open to all research students and postdoctoral researchers at NUI Galway. Finalists included undergraduate students, PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers from across all Colleges on campus.Videos of the three winning presentations are available at www.nuigalway.ie/threesis NewsEducationHealthLimerick researcher makes quick work of three-sisBy Alan Jacques – December 27, 2018 1680 Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebooklast_img read more

Cricket News Marnus Labuschagne – A case to be studied

first_imgNew Delhi : Let’s write about Marnus Labuschagne today. Let’s write about him tomorrow. Let’s not forget to write about him a day after. Marnus Labuschagne has set some standards in his initial days of International cricket after the innings he played under pressure in second Ashes Test against England.Imagine a Test match going and as the manager’s hands the team sheet – your name isn’t there. This means, you have been asked to start on the bench and serve water as and when required by on-field players. Now, while you’re in non-match mood, you get to know that you need to play as Steve Smith, who smashed two centuries and 92 in three innings was hit by a bouncer by Jofra Archer.Becoming the first-ever batsman to be concussion replacement, Labuschagne smashed a gritty 59 as Australia survived to claim a draw and preserve their 1-0 series lead.If that wasn’t enough, on Tuesday morning – not more than an hour after Smith was ruled out of this week’s third Test – Labuschagne was hit square in the grille by a Mitchell Starc snorter while batting in the nets, requiring medical attention for the second time in the space of four days.Just as he did at Lord’s, Labuschagne waved the medics away, insisting he was fine.Needing 288 to avoid an innings defeat by Lancashire, the Welsh county were skittled for 138, losing inside three days. But the fact that they remain third in the Division Two table owes much to their 25-year-old Australian overseas player with the unpronounceable name who smashed a century on his championship debut against Northants and went on to plunder four more before receiving an Ashes call-up from Australia’s selectors.Labuschagne’s 1,114 runs this summer makes him the competition’s leading run-scorer by a distance, and a major reason why a team who finished bottom of Division Two last season are now challenging for promotion to Division One.Labuschagne – The replacement Australia wantedBorn in Klerksdorp, in South Africa’s North West province, Australia’s man of the moment grew up speaking Afrikaans, apparently only becoming proficient in English after his family emigrated to Brisbane when he was 10. It seems he was always fluent with bat and ball, though.A cricket-mad teenager Labuschagne was operating the Hot Spot cameras at the Gabba when Peter Siddle recorded an Ashes hat-trick in the first Test in 2010. He played for Queensland at under-12, under-15, under-17, and under-19 level, and for Redlands Tigers in grade cricket.It was actually through the Redlands connection that Glamorgan signed him.Labuschagne had already made his Test debut by then, of course, so he wasn’t a complete unknown. Called up for Australia’s series against Pakistan in the UAE last year, he made a duck in Dubai before scoring 25 and 43 in the second Test in Abu Dhabi. It was his fielding and leg-spin which drew greater attention, Labuschagne taking 3-45 with the ball and producing one particularly smart catch at short leg to dismiss Mohammad Hafeez.It was not enough to secure him a central contract with Cricket Australia, though, opening the door to Glamorgan. Their gamble paid off in spades.Australia will hope Labuschagne’s bountiful summer does not end now. He has produced to be an exceptional player who has adapted to the conditions well and taken pressure off the experienced campaigners at this age. Being the first choice for that middle-order spot in the next Test, Labuschagne will look to grab the opportunity with both hands. And if he can replicate last game heroics again, he may well prove to be the difference between two sides.What will Labuschagne become or not, who knows till then, stay with those timely inside out cover drives and pulls in front of square. Sometimes, a cricketer is just about his cricket. And there’s no nickname needed. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, October 28, 2014•7:54 a.m. Sherry M. Breeden, 56, Anthony, was issued a notice to appear for no insurance and Illegal fegistration.•8:49 a.m. Terrie A. Westfahl-Meier, 60, Haven, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 54 mph in a 40 mph zone.•Jami J. Maxwell, 29, Wellington was served a summons to appear for battery and disorderly conduct.•Crystal D. Perkins, 31, Wellington was served a summons to appear for battery and disorderly conduct.•8:05 p.m. Officers took a report of a known mental subject in the 1400 block E. 16th, Wellington.last_img