Limerick family’s joy as Darcy found safe and sound

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLimerick family’s joy as Darcy found safe and soundBy Editor – June 10, 2013 753 Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Advertisement Sadia Coptu and her brother Adeel with Darcy.A VERY special four-legged friend has been reunited with the Limerick family whose lives have been changed by his arrival in their home.Darcy, a two-year old black labrador who is an Autism assistance dog, went missing last week and was the focus of a huge search campaign to get him back to his heartbroken owner, nine-year old Sadia Coptu.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mallow-based charity Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland launched a social media campaign to locate him.Clare dog warden and ISPCA welfare officer, Frankie Coote rescued the dog from a derelict building, where he had gotten in but could not  get out again.“Everyone was involved – taxi drivers, gardai, the public. I kept my phone on all night. I would always try very hard to find any dog that is reported missing but everyone helped and pushed even harder because this dog was owned by a child with special needs”.Darcy went missing in Ennis last week when the family stopped at a garage for a coffee. “There was a very loud noise and he just bolted. He was on the lead but got such a fright he just took off,” Frankie explained.Sadia’s mother, Miriam said the Dooradoyle family were delighted that Darcy had been found safe.“The changes that we have seen with Sadia since the dog arrived have been very important for us. Before, going to the beach or just going for a walk was hell because Sadia has no sense of danger – she would just run off or run on to the road. Now she sticks closely to the dog.“She has become very attached to him. We give Darcy commands and she follows him. It means we can do things as a family”, Miriam said. First Irish death from Coronavirus Email WhatsApp Facebook No vaccines in Limerick yet Previous articleA tasty Limerick dish for Celebrity MasterchefNext articleFoul play ruled out after grandmother’s body found Editor center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Print Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended TAGSautism assistance dogDarcyfeaturedFrankie Cootefull-imageSadia Coptu Twitter Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

Long Island College Grads Launch Anniversary App

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Long Island-based start-up tech company launched Friday a new iPhone application called Anniversary that lets users schedule times to send digitally gift-wrapped photos and videos to their contacts.Anniversary is available for free downloads from the iTunes app store, according to Ken Wallach, a Herricks High School alumnus, and his business partner, Ben Klein, who co-founded the New Hyde Park-based company. The app also works with iPad and iPod touch.“Although the word anniversary is often used to describe the length of a relationship, we believe that an anniversary should celebrate the length of time of any significant memory,” Klein said when asked what inspired the app.Anniversary, which connects to other users who have the app by linking to Facebook, is a cross between Snapchat and Instagram, but with its own twist. Unlike photo-focused social media tools like Instagram, the Anniversary app allows users to send pictures and videos directly to friends and family who also have the app instead of posting them online. And unlike the popular Snapchat app, pictures or videos send via Anniversary do not disappear within three seconds, allowing users to savor the moment.Anniversary users send each other either a picture or video at a time of the user’s choice—immediately, within a day, a week a month or randomly by clicking “Surprise Me.” Every pic or vid sent is referred to as a “present” that recipients then “unwrap.” Users tagged in the “present” can then comment to each other about the memorable moments they shared.Wallach and Klein, two childhood summer camp buddies, came up the idea while they were studying at the University of Delaware. Wallach was remembering his prom and wanted to send a picture to those he was with to revive that old memory. That’s when the idea for Anniversary sparked.“We went to a local coffee shop with a pen and paper and began to sketch what we wanted the app to look like,” Klein recalled. “After several months, we agreed on sketches and decided to enter The University of Delaware’s Hen Hatch business competition.”The contest, available to University of Delaware students and alumni, awards the winners with about $50,000. Wallach and Klein’s idea won out over 50 other proposals, providing the initial networking and financial support needed to start their company.“We began working full time on this app right after graduation,” Klein said.The app is sure to com in handy for those that have a hard time remembering important dates, those wishing to reminisce with loved ones about old times and anyone who never wants to forget the anniversary of favorite moments.last_img read more

CCS approves Saga LNG’s 80,000-cbm carrier

first_imgLNG World News Staff Singapore-based Saga LNG Shipping has received an approval in principle from China Classification Society (CCS) for an 80,000-cbm liquefied natural gas carrier.This ship includes a patented LNG tank system named LNT A-Box developed by LNT Marine and will have a shallow draft of nine meters.Saga LNG’s and LNT Marine’s chief David Wu told LNG World News earlier this month that Saga LNG plans to order an 80,000-cbm carrier in the first quarter next year to serve a planned government-backed LNG project on the Yangtze River in China.Saga LNG sees a growing interest in China for small to mid-sized LNG carriers.The company is working with a Chinese design house to develop a 28.500-cbm carrier that will be able to transport LNG to the city of Wuhan and a 12,000-cbm vessel that will ship the fuel to Yichang.last_img read more

Vettel says Ferrari messed up with nonsensical strategy

first_imgSebastian Vettel accused Ferrari of messing up with a strategy that made no sense on Sunday.The unhappy German however did not help his own race by spinning at the first corner and dropping to last. It was a sign that the four-times world champion’s relations with the team are wearing thin, following their decision not to keep him on beyond this season.Vettel questioned Ferrari’s moves after finishing 12th in the 70th Anniversary race.After rejoining in traffic from his first pitstop, Vettel informed his team over the radio that “you know that you messed up.”“We spoke this (Sunday) morning and said there was no point pitting knowing that we will run into traffic – and that’s exactly what we did,” he told reporters later.“We went also onto a hard tyre, which we then only had on for 10 laps, probably not even that. So, it didn’t make any sense. “I mean why would you put the hard for 10 laps and put the medium for 20 laps? So, I was running out of tyres towards the end. So, we spoke about exactly that.”Vettel had said earlier in the weekend that he had run out of answers to explain why he was having such a hard time with the car.The German, who won all his titles with Red Bull between 2010 and 2013, has been eclipsed by young Monegasque team mate Charles Leclerc.Leclerc finished fourth on Sunday by making a one-stop strategy work.Ferrari’s review of the race said, perhaps pointedly, that Leclerc’s result was the result of “strategy and bravura”. “Sebastian’s position was the result of his first lap incident,” said team boss Mattia Binotto.Vettel is 13th in the standings after five races, with 10 points to Leclerc’s 45.His best finish this year was sixth in Hungary, and he has been 10th twice.Reuters/NAN.RelatedPosts Femi Otedola gifts his daughters Ferrari Portofino + Photo Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of F1 season Tyson Fury eyes Anthony Joshua fight —Tags: FerrariSebastian VettelStretegylast_img read more