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Dublin: 13 °C Thursday 18 July, 2019
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The Evening Fix… now with added iPhone dominoes

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today…

(Huddersfield Town’s James Vaughan celebrates after scoring his sides second goal against Millwall. Pic: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport)

HERE ARE THE things you need to know as we round off the day in three easy steps…

THINGS WE LEARNED

#CHINA: An earthquake in China’s Sichuan province has left at least 156 people dead and more than 5,500 injured. The quake had a magnitude of 6.6 according to the US Geological Survey. At least 35 aftershocks followed.

#CRASH: 14 people have been taken to hospital after a double-decker bus carrying wedding guests overturned in Lisburn. None of the guests are believed to be suffering from life-threatening injuries.

#CANNABIS: Gardaí in Galway have seized approximately 3,000 cannabis plants worth an estimated €2.5 million. The “sophisticated” drug growing operation was found at a business premises in the Tuam area. The drug seizure comes less than 24-hours after gardaí seized drugs believed to be worth €1.5 million in Kells, Co Meath.

#BOSTON: Calm is beginning to return to the streets of Boston after the arrest of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is suspected of taking part in last Monday’s bombing of the city’s marathon. Tsarnaev was found hiding in a boat in the backyard of a home in Franklin Street, Watertown. Separately, the Czech Ambassador to the US has issued a statement in an attempt to prevent people from confusing his country with Chechnya.

#PESTICIDES: Irish beekeepers and conservationists say they’re “appalled” and “flabbergasted” that government has voted against a European Commission proposal to restrict the use of three pesticides that are linked to dwindling bee populations in Europe. Ireland was one of nine countries that opposed the plan at a Brussels meeting last month, while five others abstained.

#CHARGED: A 31-year-old man has been charged in relation to yesterday’s hammer attack in Artane, north Dublin, which left a father and daughter seriously injured. The man is due to appear before Cloverhill District Court on Wednesday.

THINGS WE LOVED

  • Shay Given has, eh, given a lot to Ireland over the years. To honour this (as well as his 36th birthday) TheScore.ie have catalogued some of the terrible jerseys he’s had to wear over the years. Fair play, Shay.

(Image: INPHO/Billy Stickland)

  • Weekends are all about getting to slow down and, should you be lucky enough, have a lie-in (or two). Based on the top trending Twitter hashtag in Ireland today, however, we appear to be more concerned with when happens #WhenIWakeUp. What’s the first thing that you do when you get up (apart from checking TheJournal.ie, of course)?

THINGS WE SHARED

  • Who needs a list of 10 smells that are inexplicitly delicious, when DailyEdge.ie has a list of 11! Yes. ELEVEN. We’ll never take our nostrils for granted again.
  • This video made us wish we had 10,000 iPhones so that we could try this out as well. So far, we’re short by approximately 10,000 iPhones.


(Aatma Studio/YouTube)

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