Watch: Trump lands at Shannon Airport

first_imgNewsBreaking newsVideoWatch: Trump lands at Shannon AirportBy Bernie English – June 5, 2019 641 US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has touched down at Shannon Airport with his wife, First Lady Melania.The President did not, as expected, arrive on board Airforce One but landed a few minutes behind the official jet on another plane.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He was greeted on the runway by, among others, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. The two leaders are now due to have a meeting at the airport before the President and his entourage leave by helicopter for Trump’s hotel and golf resort at Doonbeg.Protests which had been arranged for his arrival were held a short distance from the airport and a €10 million security operation has been put in place for the visit. Advertisement TAGSClareDonald TrumpfeaturedlimerickLimerick City and CountyShannon airportUnited States of americaUS PresidentVisit Twitter Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WhatsApp Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Emailcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleThanks Brother from Live At The DocklandsNext articleLimerick City and County Council hosts Traveller Pride event celebrating cross-community cooperation 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. last_img read more

What shall I do now? State-dependent variations of life-history traits with aging in Wandering Albatrosses

first_imgAllocation decisions depend on an organism’s condition which can change with age. Two opposite changes in life-history traits are predicted in the presence of senescence: either an increase in breeding performance in late age associated with terminal investment or a decrease due to either life-history trade-offs between current breeding and future survival or decreased efficiency at old age. Age variation in several life-history traits has been detected in a number of species, and demographic performances of individuals in a given year are influenced by their reproductive state the previous year. Few studies have, however, examined state-dependent variation in life-history traits with aging, and they focused mainly on a dichotomy of successful versus failed breeding and non-breeding birds. Using a 50-year dataset on the long-lived quasi-biennial breeding wandering albatross, we investigated variations in life-history traits with aging according to a gradient of states corresponding to potential costs of reproduction the previous year (in ascending order): non-breeding birds staying at sea or present at breeding grounds, breeding birds that failed early, late or were successful. We used multistate models to study survival and decompose reproduction into four components (probabilities of return, breeding, hatching, and fledging), while accounting for imperfect detection. Our results suggest the possible existence of two strategies in the population: strict biennial breeders that exhibited almost no reproductive senescence and quasi-biennial breeders that showed an increased breeding frequency with a strong and moderate senescence on hatching and fledging probabilities, respectively. The patterns observed on survival were contrary to our predictions, suggesting an influence of individual quality rather than trade-offs between reproduction and survival at late ages. This work represents a step further into understanding the evolutionary ecology of senescence and its relationship with costs of reproduction at the population level. It paves the way for individual-based studies that could show the importance of intra-population heterogeneity in those processes.last_img read more

A first homebuyer’s persistence to find the ideal home has paid off

first_img18 Equinna Court, KirwanA FIRST homebuyer’s persistence to find the ideal budget home has finally paid off.After only two open homes and multiple offers, 18 Equinna Court in Kirwan has sold for $320,000 — $1000 above list price.Listing agents Emma Nancarrow and Tracey Stack from McGrath Estate Agents said the home could not have gone to a more deserving buyer. 18 Equinna Court, KirwanLoved its whole life, 18 Equinna Court is a classic 1980s constructed split-level home in mint condition.The property offers open-plan living areas, refurbished kitchen and multiple outdoor entertaining spaces, exposed rafters, spa and manicured gardens — all in a secluded court and just minutes from major shops, transport and good schools. 18 Equinna Court, KirwanBig window and door openings welcome the outdoors and breezes in all day. But should the owner decide to turn on the aircon, her power bills will be kept down with the help of a 1.5kW solar system.center_img 18 Equinna Court, KirwanMore from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“We had 24 groups through the home and multiple offers after the second open,” Ms Nancarrow said.“In the end the home sold above list price and below Townsville’s average time on the market.“The home went to a first homebuyer, a single lady who works away and plans to co-rent.“This was a buyer who shopped around in her price bracket all over Townsville. So instead of just focusing on one area, she looked at all properties within her budget and it’s really paid off.”last_img read more