Power Outages in Limerick due to Storm Francis

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live LimerickNewsPower Outages in Limerick due to Storm FrancisBy Meghann Scully – August 25, 2020 1416 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live THERE have been a number a power outages across Limerick County due to Storm Francis.Reports of faults have been noted in Adare, Singland, Cappamore and Kyletaun but it’s expected to be restored by lunchtime and this evening.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up You can keep up-to-date with power outages here. To report any storm damage call Limerick Council on 061 417 833. Advertisement Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email Previous article54 patients waiting for beds at University Hospital LimerickNext articleBREAKING: Garda appeal after occupants of house held at knifepoint and robbed of significant cash sum by raiders posing as ESB employees Meghann Scully WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostStorm Francis Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Assisting our troops

first_imgLA HABRA – Like a modern town crier, La Habra Tracey Chandler has spent weeks urging her neighbors, local students and even the mailman to remember our troops serving in Iraq.On Tuesday, she reaped the rewards of her efforts when she, her husband and other volunteers loaded about 8,000 items into a U-Haul trailer.The group then delivered the goods, including 100 bags of sunflower seeds, 521 packages of razors, 372 batteries and more than 2,000 tea bags, to the sheriff’s Norwalk Station, from where the items will be shipped to Iraq.“We should all be doing this every day, whether we support the war or not,” Chandler said. “These guys are dying over there so we can live the way we do.”Chandler spent five weeks collecting the load, enlisting help from students at Rancho Starbuck Middle School and Jordan Elementary School.She distributed fliers and collection boxes at the two schools.“I especially wanted to donate tea bags because it gets really cold out there,” said Michelle Fowler, 13, a Rancho Starbuck Middle School student. “It’s my way to let the guys over there know we are thinking about them.”Katie Chandler, 9, one of Tracy’s four children, also helped collect items for soldiers.“They need our help because there is a lot of them,” she said.At the Norwalk Station, volunteer Wanda Smith has been collecting various items and sending them to soldiers in Iraq since shortly after the war began. She has sent about four shipments.The items raised by Chandler will be shipped Nov. 18. After that, Chandler plans to continue collecting items for the soldiers, she said.“As long as I can breathe and as long as they are over there, I will keep doing this,” she said.To contribute items to soldiers, or more information, call (562) 944-6072. [email protected](562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Expect Madison Bumgarner to be a topic of discussion in Giants’ GM interviews

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — After his final start of the season Friday, Madison Bumgarner passed on the opportunity to speculate about his future with the Giants.Bumgarner has little to gain from discussing what lies ahead, but this offseason there will be no shortage of dialogue about what’s next for the Giants ace.The left-hander, who authored one of the greatest postseason pitching performances in baseball history in 2014, is closing in on his 10th full season with the Giants, but is set to enter the …last_img

YouTube Launches Real-Time Discussion Search and Tracking

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Proper nouns will likely be of interest to searchers watching YouTube comments. This could be a popular addition to the toolkits of social media watchers everywhere.What’s the benefit of serving those results up in real time? For certain search queries you don’t want to wait around to find out there’s new results.What could be next? Presuming this feature is as real as it looks and goes live to the public soon, we’d love to see YouTube support something like the Salmon comment aggregation protocol and publish updates for this and other GData feeds through in a real-time syndication format.Thanks to Tikva Morowati for the tip. Tikva is the Community Platform Director for KGBWeb, a stealth startup made up of ex-Googlers and others in New York City that will likely make a splash among web-watchers later this year. Real-time information is red hot all around the web but it made a surprise appearance on YouTube tonight in the form of real-time search for comments, of all things. YouTube comments are notoriously not worth reading, but now you can search their full text…in real time. There are some very real, potential use-cases crying out for a tool like this. Companies in particular are likely to want to know what people are saying about their names in the comments on YouTube. You name your topic, though: it’s now available for real-time search across viewer discussion.Real-time search appears to have been rolled out very recently, with no mention, on this page. In addition to search results continuously updated ala Facebook’s newsfeed (“3 new results”) there’s also a frequently-updated list of “trending topics” on the search page. Unfortunately, there are no feeds being published to syndicate these search results into a reader off-site. The regular search on YouTube now has RSS feeds and Google Wonder Wheel data being published, so perhaps comment search will have feeds added soon as well. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#news#NYT#Real-Time Web#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts last_img read more

Why Latin America is Ready for IoT Growth

first_imgFollow the Puck Tags:#Internet of Things#IoT#Latin America#Technology in Latin America Nora LearyCo-Founder Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts Nora Leary is the co-founder of Launchway Media, a digital marketing firm that works with startups and SMEs in high-tech industries. Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry Smartphone adoption is sweeping across Latin America, making it a prime location for new technologies. The Internet of Things industry, in particular, is gaining speed in the region. Micromarket Monitor forecasts that the IoT sector in Latin America will increase from US$14.2 billion in 2013 to US$44.4 billion in 2019. It is good to know why Latin America is ready for IoT growth.There has been a boom of IoT startups in Latin America, a region with over 625 million people. This innovation comes with challenges particular to Latin America. Unclear regulations, failing infrastructure, and lack of resources all hinder IoT expansion. The opportunity, however, remains as more individuals and businesses spur this growth.The Challenges of IoT in Latin AmericaCountries such as Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, and Mexico are leading IoT adoption. Brazil, in particular, as 60% of Brazilian companies have invested in IoT research and development. But many challenges remain. One challenge is the lack of infrastructure and connectivity to support IoT innovation. “Telco operators will play a key role that goes beyond mere connectivity providers. However, they will first have to deliver reliable connectivity that has widespread availability to enable any IoT initiative to get off the ground,” noted Victoria Escudero, Sales Director Latam Telco for Comarch. Another major challenge is regulation, or lack thereof, in many countries. “Regulation and legislation on security and data privacy which affect IoT are currently insufficient or nonexistent,” says Dr. Ximena Hartsock, co-founder and president of Phone2Action. “There is a need for clear rules on the retention, use and security of data and metadata.”There are, of course, non-Latin American specific challenges as well. Even countries with developed infrastructure, clear regulation, and high R&D investment face challenges with security and data privacy. Furthermore, all regions that adopted IoT technologies had to integrate them with legacy systems at one point.Claudio Barahona, CEO of Wayra Chile says, “Innovators must be able to demonstrate the IoT benefits, the security of its platforms due to data encryption and that it is an accessible alternative in terms of cost.” Even with these challenges, Latin America still seems to be ripe for an IoT boom.The possibilities of IoT in Latin AmericaThe technology initiatives vary widely across Latin America, and more developed countries are clearly leading the way. That doesn’t, however, mean that other countries in the region won’t follow.For instance, though 4G mobile Internet connectivity has not been fully deployed in some areas of Argentina, and almost 20% of mobile users don’t have access to this communication network, companies in Argentina are already preparing to implement 5G connectivity by 2020. Testing is happening now, and speeds may reach 20 Gbps. That speed is almost four thousand times faster than the average home connection speeds in Argentina currently. Faster connection speeds will not only help reduce energy consumption, but they will also increase IoT and smart city developments in the country.In Brazil, approximately 58% of Brazil’s population has Internet access, and over 100 million people connect using smartphones. The Brazilian government also launched a plan to expand the Internet of Things throughout the country via partnerships and higher education programs. The Brazilian government predicts that IoT projects will contribute US$132 billion to the economy by 2025 in verticals such as smart cities, healthcare, agriculture, and manufacturing. “The time is ripe for IoT because the IT infrastructure and systems of companies have evolved over the past few years and are now ready to deal with the massive amount of data that IoT solutions create,” explains Pablo Perinetti, Vice President of Vertical Markets for Belatrix. “Open source and cloud-based services have helped dramatically lower the costs involved in creating IoT solutions. Companies throughout Latin America are taking advantage.”“While Latin America hasn’t been on par with other regions when it comes to adoption of IoT devices, probably the best asset we have at this stage is an openness and increased investment in IoT technologies —especially in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Colombia,” says Marcio Leibovitch, General Manager of Brazil at Work & Co. Increasing Investment in Latin AmericaSmartphone adoption and improved connectivity help prepare Latin America for an IoT boom, but investment will make an even bigger push. Softbank launched its innovation fund, dedicating US$2 billion to invest in Latin America. China is also heavily investing in Latin America, though the investments are mostly centered on specific countries. Wherever the source of the investment, it will help startups create new solutions to solve old problems. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

Small Budget? Producer Jason Blum’s 5 Rules for Lean Filmmaking

first_imgJason Blum puts films into production at lightning speeds, which allows him to earn huge returns on investment. In general, the filmmaking community doesn’t appreciate his approach. Some consider Blum to be too cheap to work with, as he trims as much excess as possible. Cast and crew receive low wages, and he does not guarantee a theatrical release. That said, Blum still attracts directors by giving them full creative control (as long as they are within budget).Image via CNN.Blum goes against the Hollywood idea of spending more to make more. He never budgets more than $5 million on a new film franchise. As long as the film is under $5 million, Blum can still recoup the cost via distribution on iTunes, Netflix, and VOD — no matter the film’s overall reception. Of the multiple films he produces each year, only 50-percent of his productions see a theatrical release. Those not released in theaters often go to Video-on-Demand or streaming sites like Netflix.With these factors in mind, Blum then tends to stick to these five unwritten rules of lean filmmaking.1. Stay in a Niche — Use its Full PotentialBlum will hardly take on a production that is not horror or sci-fi. He built his business model and philosophy around this niche market. Horror also frequently has the highest return. (With budgets limited to $5 million, it’s well worth the risk.) Blum is very open about his obsession with horror films, as he discusses in this video from Film4.2. No Expensive Shots. No VFX.In these films, you will only catch a glimpse of any major action set pieces. Blum takes the whole less-is-more approach. Does the scene call for a plane crash? Don’t expect a CG plane in flames, but you may see some debris and fire. Car chases are kept to a minimum. Get Out’s deer collision scene cost around $10,000, which is nothing compared to similar scenes in higher budget films.Blum refuses to use major VFX sequences, labeling them as too expensive and time consuming. He was once asked if he could produce a Star Wars film on a budget. His response — Yes, but it wouldn’t be as good.3. Limit Shoots to One Location, or as Few as Possible Image via Blumhouse Productions.The majority of the action in Blum’s films takes place in a handful of locations. These films often take place inside of a house or on one property. In an interview with The Planet Money podcast, Blum confessed the following:We don’t look for low-budget movies, and then see if we like them. We look for movies that we like, and see if they can be done on a low-budget. And Get Out was such a movie…Blum’s team takes spec scripts they like and tones them down to fit the budget. For instance, Get Out originally featured a Rockefeller-esque family living in a mansion. The final film, however, replaced the mansion with a large country estate.4. Limit Dialogue and Speaking Roles to a MinimumBased on union rates and production costs, Blum knows the different pay scales involved with shooting speaking and non-speaking roles. By using silent background extras, Blum can reduce costs significantly.5. Control Your Production BudgetThe key to the entire lean filmmaking process is tight control of the budget. Directors will not receive any additional funds, which caused directors like Rob Cohen to look for any cuts to the production or budget. Cohen managed to get a discount for the car chase in The Boy Next Door. This may seem inconvenient or counter-intuitive, but Blum challenges directors and crews to find creative solutions and make the best with what they have.By sticking to the production budget, no matter how difficult it may be, you are ready for any unforeseen or un-budgeted issues that may arise. In this interview with CNBC, Blum exposes his lean filmmaking thinking to its fullest. Insidious (2010)$1.5 million budget$97 million worldwide gross Paranormal Activity (2007)$15,000 budget$193 million worldwide gross Sinister (2012)$3 million budget$78 million worldwide gross The Purge (2013)$3 million budget$90 million worldwide grosscenter_img Lean filmmaking is the successful budget formula for Oscar-nominated Producer Jason Blum. With hits like Whiplash, Get Out, and Paranormal Activity, Blum turns tiny budgets into blockbuster financial returns.Top image via CNN.By being unashamedly cheap, Jason Blum disrupted the classic Hollywood filmmaking formula for box office hits. The lean filmmaking formula garners criticism, hate, and condemnation, but it works. What can you learn from lean filmmaking? Here are five ways Blum and his production house excel.Image via Blumhouse Productions.Jason Blum’s control over production budgets — alongside the dozens of new movies he produces each year — has made him the leading small-budget film producer in Hollywood over the last decade. Needless to say, that has also made him a very rich man! Back in 2007, Blum made himself an overnight success when he hit it big with the phenomenal success of Paranormal Activity. The horror film recouped its $15,000 budget in an instant and went on to gross $193 million worldwide.After analyzing the success of the film, Blum came up with a new lean filmmaking formula — which he has since applied to all of his productions. By 2010, he knew how to produce a decade’s worth of films by making more movies with as little money as possible. He produced three films in 2010, six in 2012, six more in 2013, eleven in 2014, eleven more in 2015, and seventeen in 2016. His productions are regularly box office hits. Get Out (2017)$4.5 million$160 million since February 2017 Do you have any thoughts about lean filmmaking and its sustainability? Share with us in the comments below.last_img read more

Big weekend for Touch Football Victoria

first_imgIt will be a big weekend for Touch Football Victoria this weekend, with a VT League double header, a fundraiser for cancer research and much more! The first round of the girls’ Victorian Schools Touch Football League (VSTFL) will be held on Friday night at Aquinas College, while the second round of the Boys’ competition will be held at Scotch College. The 2014 season sees 76 teams competing, which is the biggest VSTFL competition ever held. Sunday will see a VT League double header at Elwood Park. The Melbourne University Northern Blacks and Eastern Falcons will play the first ever VT League ‘Call to Arms’ match on Sunday 9th February to raise funds for Cancer Research. In a first for Touch Football in Victoria, the two teams will use their Round 14 game to promote awareness of cancer in men by wearing yellow socks and arm bands. There will also be a BBQ on the day, with all proceeds going straight to the cause.Touch Football Australia’s High Performance Skills and Performance Analyst, Karley Banks will also be in attendance at the VT League double header, assisting the Women’s VT League coaches and doing training sessions with the Women’s teams during the day as part of Touch Football Victoria’s Women in Sport grant. For more information or to keep up-to-date with all of the latest results from the weekend, please visit the Touch Football Victoria website and social media pages:Website – www.victouch.com.au Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballvictoria Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyvicInstagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootyvic Related LinksBig Weekend in Viclast_img read more

9 days agoKevin Keen delighted to be back with West Ham

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Kevin Keen delighted to be back with West Hamby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveKevin Keen is delighted to be back with West Ham.The former midfielder is West Ham U18s lead coach.“It’s great to be back,” said Keen to the club’s website.“It’s been fantastic to go back to Chadwell Heath and see the new training ground – I’d not been back here for seven years. There’ve been amazing changes – what facilities for the players to play on.“It’s a completely different environment now. We had a lot of portacabins, and everyone was more or less on that site. All of a sudden, we’ve got an environment, a building, that’s just for the U18s and younger, and it’s absolutely amazing.” last_img read more

LeBron James Youngest in NBA History With 20000 Points

LeBron James became the youngest player in NBA history with 20,000 points Wednesday night, and, barring injury, it will be just one of many milestones to come for the Miami Heat superstar widely regarded as the best player in the world.James authored a gem in leading the Heat’s 92-75 blowout victory over the Golden State Warriors: 25 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds in just 30 minutes in securing his latest piece of history.James’ short jumper with 2:45 left in the second quarter was the history-making play. The previous youngest to score 20,000 points was Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant,  who was 29 years, 122 days old. James was 28 years, 17 days on Wednesday.“It means everything,” James said. “It means a lot. First of all, like I continue to say, it means I’ve been able to be healthy. To be out on the floor and do what I love to do, I love the game of basketball and I try to give everything to the game. And hopefully it continues to give back to me.”In the first quarter, James also found Wade for his 5,000th career assist. He is the 13th player with 20,000 points and 5,000 assists.James eclipsed both marks before halftime and helped Miami go ahead by 34 points in the third quarter. Dwyane Wade added 15 points, eight rebounds and six assists and Mario Chalmers scored 15 for the Heat, who had lost three of their last four road games.The Warriors, who beat the Heat 97-95 in Miami on Dec. 12, lost consecutive games for only the third time this season. Clearly, James and Co. went into the game focused on making amends for that defeat.“Disappointing, but we faced a team that remembered what took place in South Beach and came with a mindset to make a point, individually and collectively,” Warriors coach Mark Jackson said. “That’s what great players do.” read more