TWO Limerick secondary school students have developed an invention that could make nights on the town a lot safer for women.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Sixteen-year-olds, Warren Gleeson and Sean Duffy from Desmond College in Newcastlewest came up with a device that prevents spiking of drinks in bars and clubs.The pair worked on the idea to prevent women’s drinks being spiked with date rape drugs such as Rohypnol, LSD and Ketamine.Their research resulted in the production of one of the stand-out projects on show at last week’s BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in Dublin.The gadget is a small, round seal, embossed with a holographic image which can be clearly seen in disco or bar lights.Their teacher, Donal Enright explained that the two fifth year students produced the device to operate in two ways.“Firstly, it’s a deterrent because you put it over the top of your drink and it can be seen. If anyone tries to peel it off, it disintegrates and can’t be put back. There is also a practical application. Under the cap is a bubble and if anyone tries to introduce something through a syringe, the bubble bursts and the person will know their drink has been interfered with”.Mr Enright said that the lads are hoping to produce the devices commercially.“It would be fantastic if maybe the HSE would buy them and give them out for free or if a drinks company were to sponsor the product, they could have their logo on top”.This entry was posted in News by Bernie English. Bookmark the permalink. Editvia Desmond boys have a date with destiny (254 with pic) | Limerick Post Newswrite. WhatsApp Advertisement Linkedin Facebook Twitter Email Print NewsDesmond boys have a date with destinyBy Bernie English – January 16, 2014 492 TAGSdate rape Previous articleLimerick call-out for Good SamaritansNext articleSearch helicopter Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news.
Greensky Bluegrass have just revealed plans for a 17 date spring 2017 tour engagement, which will see the band travel across the country from March 9th through April 1st. The run will start at both South Carolina Music Farm venues (Columbia and Charleston x2), before heading through the Midwest and emerging on the West Coast.The band is already in the throes of a successful winter tour, after releasing their new album Shouted, Written Down & Quoted in the later part of 2016. You can see the band’s new tour schedule below, and head to their website for ticketing details. The pre sale for these new dates starts on Monday, January 23rd at 10 AM Pacific, with the general on-sale the following Friday, January 27th.Greensky Bluegrass Tour Dates3/9 – Music Farm Columbia – Columbia, SC3/10-11 – Music Farm – Charleston, SC3/12 – Track 29 – Chattanooga, TN3/15 – The Canopy Club – Champaign, IL3/16 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO3/17 – Pabst / Riverside / Turner Hall – Milwaukee, WI3/18 – Palace Theatre – St. Paul, MN3/21-22 – Belly Up, Aspen – Aspen, CO3/23 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT3/24 – The Wilma – Missoula, MT3/25 – The Pub Station – Billings, MT3/28 – Knitting Factory [Boise] – Boise, ID3/29 – McDonald Theatre – Eugene, OR3/30 – Showbox Presents – Seattle, WA3/31 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR4/1 – WinterWonderGrass Festival – Olympic Valley, CA
Sharing is caring! Share Share Share LocalNews One Day on Earth featured documentary on Dominica opens this weekend by: – April 18, 2012 Tweet Photo credit: Google Earth mapsDominica is to take part in the global screening of the first “One Day on Earth” feature documentary which is scheduled to take place on Sunday April 22, 2012 worldwide.In this feature documentary, filmmakers from all over the world share their images of one day in their country, while showing a global perspective on major themes that affect persons in countries worldwide.The documentary which is the first of its kind, also celebrates the power of creative collaboration.We are extremely happy to note that a piece from Dominican videographers Sheldon Casimir, Nixon George and Kurt Rolle, with music by Cornel Phillip is also included in the documentary.We take this opportunity to invite all Dominicans, 13 years and over, to attend the FREE screening of this film, at the Arawak House of Culture, this Sunday April 22nd at 6:00pm.[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/37157765[/vimeo]Press ReleaseDominica Film Office 27 Views one comment
Finland’s Kerttu Hiltunen swept away with the English U16 girls’ open championship at Lyme Regis, finishing 11-under par and 11 shots clear of the field.After she holed her winning putt her fellow Finnish players ran on to the 18th green to soak her with water in celebration.The 15-year-old had a three shot lead at the halfway stage and took charge of the championship in this morning’s third round, when she scored one-under 73 and extended her lead to five shots.The final round was something of a procession as she played her way to a closing 72 – and the most convincing of victories. “This means everything,” said Hiltunen, who has already won the Finnish international U16 title this year.English players Ellie Gower (Chateaux des Vigier) Rafiah Banday (Royal Mid Surrey) and Jess Baker (Gosforth Park Ladies) all tried to challenge during the day, but there was just no stopping Hiltunen.The trio finished in a tie for second place on level par, with Gower shooting one-under in the final round.Hiltunen has been playing in the English U14 and U16 championships for three years and dearly wanted a win. She’s come close before and this year she was determined to claim the silverware.She came into the event in great form, having just taken the U16 Hazards Salver at the English U18 girls’ championship and she was confident from the start, when she opened with six-under 68. She kept up the momentum and each of her rounds were below par.Hiltunen has been working very hard on the practice ground and she commented: “I thought I was going to win because my swing is so good and it is getting better every day,” she said.Next, she turns her attention to the British girls’ championship – and she thinks she can win there too! Watch this space. For full scores click here 9 Aug 2018 Kerttu scores an 11-shot runaway win Tags: Lyme Regis, U16 Image copyright Leaderboard Photography
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