Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGSbag snatchfeaturedgardai. RoxborolimerickrobberySt Nessans WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleThe bright side of Breastfeeding AlfrescoNext articleCrash witness appeal 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. Twitter WhatsApp Gardaí have arrested a man in his 20s following a robbery from a woman on St Nessans Road, Raheen, on Wednesday.Around 3pm Gardaí received a report that a man had stolen a handbag from a woman who was walking on St Nessans Road. Gardaí carried out a search of the area and a man was located hiding in a nearby bush.He was arrested and brought to Roxboro Road Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsBreaking newsBag-snatch arrestBy Bernie English – September 13, 2018 3124 Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Print Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener
Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh is getting into the high holiday spirit, as his venue Terrapin Crossroads has just announced back-to-back nights of Passover seders at the venue. After the seders, which will feature traditional Jewish cuisine, an ensemble of local regulars will perform, featuring Lesh, Grahame Lesh, Ross James, Scott Guberman, & Ezra Lipp.Terrapin Crossroads regularly celebrates Jewish holidays, and even played a Hanukkah-themed set back in 2014. The venue also recently opened up their backyard as an outdoor performance space, and Lesh performed with all of Soulive, Jackie Greene and Jason Crosby for the kickoff party. More on that show can be found here.For tickets to the Lesh & Friends Passover show, head here.
Between the information-packed conference sessions, the cocktail reception Wednesday night and dinner aboard the USS Midway Thursday night, there’s plenty to keep attendees of this week’s 6th annual Corelation User Conference busy.However, for those who are able to carve out a little extra time, there are plenty of interesting things to see in San Diego. If you’ve already visited the world famous San Diego Zoo or sipped cocktails on the deck of Hotel Del Coronado, here are five attractions you’ve probably never heard of that are well worth the trip.Located at 3549 Union Street in the Mission Hills area of San Diego, Harper’s Topiary Garden has been a top attraction for more than 15 years. It’s located in front of a private home and is maintained by the homeowners. More than 50 amazing botanical sculptures are on display.For those interested in haunted houses, The Whaley House, located at 2476 San Diego Avenue near the Old Town area, is a must-see attraction. It was built in 1856 by Thomas Whaley using bricks from his own brickyard. Over the years, there have been numerous reports of hauntings by docents, visitors and even television star Regis Philbin.There are plenty of places to find Mexican food in San Diego, but perhaps none so interesting as Lucha Libre Taco Shop. This local institution serves up delicious food in a Mexican wrestling motif. There are two locations, one at 1810 W. Washington Street, and one at 3016 University Avenue.For unusual food instead of an unusual motif, it’s hard to beat Crazee Burger, located at 3993 30th Street. In addition to traditional beef burgers, this restaurant serves burgers made from buffalo, alligator, venison, ostrich, camel, elk, wild boar and duck.Dr. Seuss fans may not know that Theodore Geisel lived most of his life in San Diego. And, there are several locations around town that celebrate the children’s author. Scripps Park, located on the ocean at 1100 Coast Blvd. in La Jolla, is home to a rare Monterey Cypress tree that was his inspiration for the Lorax tree. And when you see it, you’ll understand why – it looks exactly like the book’s illustrations. Geisel could see this exact tree from his home. La Jolla is also home to Legends Gallery, which sells Dr. Seuss paintings and sculptures, and Geisel Library on the campus of the University of California, San Diego.The Corelation User Conference runs May 16-18 at The Westin San Diego. 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
A team of USC researchers has released a study analyzing the science behind what makes a particular song a hit.Joseph Nunes, a marketing professor at the Marshall School of Business, along with Andrea Ordanini, a marketing professor at Bocconi University in Italy, analyzed Billboard magazine’s Hot 100 list to determine what makes a song a No. 1 hit and what prevents another from ever climbing above No. 90.“There is research on music preferences, but there really [isn’t] a lot that [is] empirical in the sense of going out and getting secondary data, or big data sets and thinking about what became popular and what didn’t based on people’s perceptions of the song,” Nunes said.The goal of the study was to take a consumerist perspective and study what and why certain songs become popular.Nunes enlisted a team of graduate students from the Thornton School of Music to help with the study. The team was led by Brad Sroka, a doctoral candidate studying historical musicology. Together, the research team analyzed all 1,029 songs that took the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100 list between 1958 and 2012, as well as the 1,451 songs that made the list but never climbed above the No. 90 spot. Using the audio recordings of as many of those songs as possible, they coded the types of instruments and vocals audible in each hit.Two different methods were used in analyzing the songs. The first, Qualitative Comparative Analysis, involved comparing the set of songs that reached No. 1 with the set of songs that never surpassed No. 90 to determine which combinations of instruments were most common in each set.The second method utilized logistic regression analysis to examine the relationship between the number of different audible instrument types and the popularity of the song.The study found that the main instrument combinations in top songs were background vocals, synthesizers and either clean guitar or distorted electric guitar.Nunes indicated that the success of a song could partially be determined scientifically.“I do think that like most things in life, there is a little bit of science and a little bit of art, and to be truly successful, you have to mix the two,” he said.