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The Evening Fix... now with added ways to leave your job

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
May 10th 2013, 7:50 PM 12,451 2

A Luas passes by a mural of a woman on a Dublin city street this morning (Photo: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)

HERE ARE THE things we learned, loved and shared today as we round off the day in three easy steps.

THINGS WE LEARNED

#CHILDREN: The Minister for Children has defended her position after she was criticised by a judge who said there are not enough places to detain juvenile offenders. Frances Fitzgerald said there has been a threefold increase in the number of 16-year-olds detained since the decision was made to stop sending teenagers to adult prisons, and said the government is building a new campus to house more offenders in north county Dublin. The teenager who sparked the comments from the judge was arrested this morning and is being detained in Oberstown Boys School after a bed became available for him.

#BANGLADESH: Seventeen days after the devastating collapse of a clothes factory in Bangladesh which left more than 1,000 people dead, a woman has been pulled alive from the rubble. Rescue workers said the survivor had been trapped in a basement under piles of rubble and was in remarkably good shape.

#BANKS: Thousands of customers are believed to have been affected after both AIB and Permanent TSB reported problems with Visa Debit transactions earlier today. Customers were unable to pay for items with their cards and some people were unable to withdraw cash from ATMs, after a problem which arose at a third-party provider. Permanent TSB has apologised to customers for the inconvenience.

#ARRESTED: Two men have been arrested after a burglary and a fire at the constituency office of government chief whip Paul Kehoe in New Ross, Wexford. The two are also believed to have targeted a solicitor’s office in the the town. They are currently being held for questioning.

#SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA: Gardaí investigating the death of a 21-year-old man after the now-infamous Swedish House Mafia concert at Dublin’s Phoenix Park last summer have issued an appeal for the taxi driver who drove the man and his friends to Lucan to come forward.

#WAITING FOR AN ALIBI: The statue of Thin Lizzy singer Phil Lynott has been removed from Dublin’s Harry Street after being seriously damaged in the early hours of this morning when two young men pushed it over. Phil’s mother Philomena has said the damage was caused by a bunch of “high spirited boys who meant no harm” and said she was annoyed with them. Gardaí are investigating the incident and have appealed for witnesses.

(Image: Dublin City BID via Facebook)

THINGS WE LOVED

  • Think you’re good at geography? Got a competitive bent? This addictive game called GeoGuessr kept us entertained and frustrated for a good chunk of the day here in TheJournal.ie towers. You’re shown an image from Google Street View and you just have to guess where in the world it is. You get points based on how close your guess is to the actual answer, and obviously more points if you can at least narrow it down to the right continent (which can be harder than you think).
  • A photographer takes a great photograph – but then an editor uses Photoshop to subtly enhance or even change some details in it. Is this right? Especially when it’s a news photograph? Spiegel Online looks at the increasingly blurry boundaries when it comes to editing a photo.
  • And speaking of photos: here’s one that sums up everything you need to know about Irish weather:

(Pic via Audrey Byrne)

THINGS WE SHARED

  • If you’ve ever fantasised about leaving your job in a hilarious/dramatic/unexpected fashion (delete as appropriate) then you may appreciate this.  Someone decided to leave their job using this Troy McClure reenactment, in which he explains that he’s moving on for “money. Gobs and gobs of wonderful money”. (Click here if you can’t see the image properly). Aside: you may also appreciate this list of 8 resignations which will make you want to up your resignation game.

  • It’s a couple of years old but this hypnotic short video of London in 1927 is, the words of its creator, “like a beautiful dusty old postcard you’d find in a junk store, but moving”.



(Video: Tim Sparke/Vimeo)

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