Poll How much money have you spent in the postChristmas sales

first_img Over 1000 Euro (77) Poll Results: MANY PEOPLE ARE heading back to work tomorrow, so this might be the last chance for people to get a bargain in the post-Christmas sales.Bargain hunting This year Retail Excellence Ireland reported that St Stephen’s Day was the busiest since the start of the recession and despite the stormy weather sales have remained consistent. This year online sales were also up to 8 per cent.With that in mind, we want to know: : How much you have spent in the post-Christmas sales so far – in the shops and online. I haven’t bought anything in the sales. (1055) Over 500 Euro (936)center_img Under 500 Euro (2802) I haven’t bought anything in the sales.Under 500 EuroOver 500 EuroUnder 1000 EuroOver 1000 EuroVoteGot any sales tips, tell us in the comments section. Under 1000 Euro (89)last_img read more

Tagged sharks tweet alerts to help warn Australian beachgoers

first_imgSHARKS THAT SWIM close to any popular beaches on the south west coast of Australia will tweet their location, warning beachgoers of their presence.Australia’s Department of Fisheries has installed 19 satellite-linked monitors off the coast of Perth, Bunbury, Meelup and Albany. It has tagged 338 sharks that will tweet alerts whenever they come close to a popular swimming area.Whenever a tagged shark comes close to a major beach, an alert is sent to the Surf Life Saving WA Twitter account.These alerts provide details of the shark such as its size, its breed, location and the time it appeared. The alerts will only happen when tagged sharks appear in the monitored areas.(Image: SLSWA/Twitter)The system is to help both improve public safety and as well as research the movements of great white sharks, tiger sharks and whale sharks.It’s also one of a number of measures the country has taken to help reduce the number of shark attacks. The Australian government was criticised last month after it pledged to hunt down large sharks that enter popular swimming areas.Baited drum lines will be placed one kilometre from the shore to attract and catch sharks more than three meters in length. The lines will be in place initially from January to April.Read: Man killed in shark attack off South African coast >Read: Man gets in fist-fight with shark… and wins >last_img read more