Living Georgian City initiative brings new life to Limerick’s old laneways

first_img Previous articleFestive decoration dangers lying in wait for your petNext articleCity mourns the sudden death of Limerick businessman Staff Reporter Twitter Advertisement Linkedin WhatsApp Emailcenter_img Print LIMERICK City and County Council is embarking on a project to rejuvenate Limerick’s city centre laneways.Some of the laneways currently offer a good setting for community, residential or business uses. However, many are currently used mainly for parking access and bin storage.If they were designed better, they could provide space to experience culture and art, a space for children to play or an exercise area.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Limerick Laneways could become places that offer a quiet sanctuary from city life, car-free spaces to socialise or places to experience nature.A team of architects, designers and engineers has been appointed to re-think the Limerick Laneways and they are keen to hear your thoughts and ideas.Local feedback will help shape the vision and strategy for the Limerick Laneways, as well as the designs for the first seven laneways.There will also be further opportunities to view and comment on emerging proposals in 2021.Responses will be anonymous and closing date is Monday, December 14.If you would like to become more involved in the re-imagining of our laneways, an online community workshop is being held on Tuesday, December 8 between 7 and 8.30pm via Zoom.For more information on the Living Georgian City initiative log on to Facebook BusinessNewsLiving Georgian City initiative brings new life to Limerick’s old lanewaysBy Staff Reporter – December 6, 2020 717 last_img read more

Public Works Minister defends delay in the Pointe Mitchel/Soufriere Sea Defence Wall Project

first_img Share Share Share In photo: Hon. Rayburn Blackmoore addressing media reporters.Minister responsible for Public Works, Energy and Ports, Honourable Rayburn Blackmoore has defended the Government’s position relating to the ongoing road works on the Pointe Mitchel/Soufriere Sea Defence and Road Rehabilitation Project.Two weeks ago, the Minister announced that the deadline for completion of the project had been extended to two additional months.Mr Blackmoore explained that while the delay in the completion of the project was not deliberate, the engineers cannot compromise quality with efficiency and speed.During a site visit on July 15th, Mr Blackmoore said, ‘we had some rain during the past month, and this have set the engineers back, we also have the issue of traffic; since this is the only Road leading to the city from the Soufriere/Scotts Head area, so the engineers have to be prudent in the phases of work that is being done. But what would you prefer -to have a road and wall made in little time and it is no good? We can’t compromise quality with speed and efficiency at all’.In photo: section of the Pointe Michel Sea Defence Project.Upon completion the sea defence wall is expected to span some 750 meters, complimented with two-way traffic and sidewalks for pedestrians.The Government is hoping not only that the project will help to protect the fragile coastal infrastructures but that it would contribute to the economic development and improvements in livelihoods of the residents of the affected communities.Although the project is two months behind, Honourable Rayburn Blackmoore assures the Dominican public that the Point Mitchell sea defense wall and road works project will stay on course.The project currently employs 77 local workers; a project Mr. Blackmoore says adds great value to the local economy.The $22.3 million project is being contracted by Co Williams and Company Ltd.Dominica Vibes News 76 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet LocalNews Public Works Minister defends delay in the Pointe Mitchel/Soufriere Sea Defence Wall Project by: – July 25, 2011 Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Trump Campaign Communications Director Explains California Mail-in Ballot Fiasco

first_img(Los Angeles, CA) — California election officials have rejected over 100-thousand mail-in ballots during the March presidential primary due to mistakes. The Secretary of State’s election data shows 102-thousand-428 mail-in ballots were disqualified in the state’s 58 counties, which is about one-point-five-percent of the nearly seven-million mail-in ballots returned. That percentage is the highest in a primary since 2014. The most common problem in the state was missing the deadline for the ballot to be mailed and arrive.Tim Murtaugh, the Director of Communicatiions for President Trump’s re-election campaign tells 850WFTL that the mail-in ballot problem goes far beyond missing a deadline. He says that in Los Angeles County 112% of voters are registered to vote. He says it is not possible but true and means that many of the ballots are being mailed to dead people or people who have moved. says the Trump campaign is ready for any eventuality with an “Election Day Operations” “EDO” to handle any issues, shenanigans or vote-counting problems that may arise on November 3rd. He believes that the Democrat push for mail-in ballot voting will be their new “insurance policy” for the 2020 election. In 2016 is was Russia collusion.Listen to the full interview with Tim Murtaugh here.Tim Murtaugh Trump Campaign Communications Directorlast_img read more

LVR too hot to handle at Bomber Spring Fling

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily Sports“Rain drops keep falling on my head,” was the last song Ron Mace wanted to hear ringing in his ear when L.V. Rogers Bombers hosted its annual Spring Fling this weekend at the Queen Elizabeth Park.But that’s what happened as Mother Nature decided April showers was the norm of the day.“The weekend was pretty wet and we were not able to play all the tournament games,” said Bomber coach Ron Mace.“We were able to get two games in on Saturday and two were rained out.”“We have planned to make the games up as part of a tournament in Grand Forks April 29-30,” he added.The games that were played it was all LVR.The Bombers opened the tournament Friday with a 14-4 rout of Castlegar as Cole Laughton pitched a complete game for the victory — the first of the season for LVR.The lanky chucker surrendered four hits while fanning seven and issuing three walks.Senior catcher Curtis Pereverzoff led LVR at the dish going three-for-four with two doubles and a grand slam home run. Laughton chipped in with a single and double.Castlegar pitching struggled from the bump as visitors allowed 11 walks.LVR kept up the fine play in the nightcap as Adam Wheeldon dominated the Storm, holding Kimberley to five hits in a 15-4 decision.Wheeldon, finishing with seven strikeouts and six walks, led the hit parade for the Bombers with three doubles.Pereverzoff added three singles while Nolan Renwick finished with a two-for-three performance at the plate.Soccer player turned baseball player Luke Mori went two-for-two at the plate before leaving the game with an injury. Also chipping in to the offence was John Barbonoff, Sawyer Hunt and Austin Tambellini.LVR, improving to 2-3 on the season, once again finished the game with 11 walks.In the other games in the tournament Selkirk of Kimberley dumped Castlegar 14-0 and Grand Forks Wolves also blasted the Sunflower City squad 14-1.Weather permitting; LVR hosts Grand Forks Tuesday at Queen Elizabeth Park. First pitch is 2:30 p.m.EXTRA INNINGS: The Castlegar squad was in Trail Monday playing a game at Butler Park as the West Kootenay Baseball season begins its 2011 season on the [email protected]last_img read more

Mobile Xhosa for health practitioners

first_img29 April 2013 It’s a problem commonly faced by healthcare practitioners in multilingual societies: how to translate medical questions put to them in other languages accurately enough for them to provide correct diagnoses and treatment. Saadiq Moolla, a sixth-year medical student at the University of Cape Town (UCT), had to deal with the problem himself when treating isiXhosa-speaking patients as a volunteer at mobile clinics run by student community service organisation Shawco. His response was to develop Mobile Xhosa – – a mobi-site that provides free English/isiXhosa translations, via mobile phone, for commonly used medical phrases. The site allows to search according to groups of commonly asked phrases such as “presenting problem”, “heart”, “respiratory” and “social”. It also offers a dictionary. According to UCT’s online newsroom, the idea first came to Moolla two years ago, when the need for medical translations became apparent during his volunteer work for Shawco Health, the Shawco branch he now heads up. It was also fuelled by an interest in web design and communications he had developed as a schoolboy. “Language proficiency is part of our medical training,” Moolla told the UCT news team. “We learn Afrikaans and isiXhosa through the Department of African Languages in the School of Languages and Literature, which teach us the basic skills needed to communicate with patients.” But many students, like Moolla, still struggle with isiXhosa. “So I built the site as an aid for myself, a handy reference on my phone. It helps so much to be able to explain to a patient that you will be taking blood, for example, so that they understand what you’re doing and why. It reduces anxiety and improves the quality of care.” Moolla then partnered with the university’s African languages and literature team on developing the mobi-site further. It’s still a work in progress, the UCT newsroom reports. “The department provides new translations on an ongoing basis – and Moolla keeps discovering new phrases he has trouble communicating. “He’d like to include sound bites to help students with pronunciation, and he’d like to see the site expand to include other vernacular languages.” University of Cape Town and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

5 iPhone Accessories You Can Buy Now—And Won’t Regret Later

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … chris mcconnell Related Posts BookBook iPhone 5 Wallet Case, $59.99This is one of those items that has permanently changed the way I do things. I could never go back to the way things were before. I’ve been using the BookBook wallet case since the iPhone 4s and it’s awesome. It’s the best implementation of a wallet/case combination I have seen, especially now that it has a camera hole for the iPhone 5 model. While there are many case/wallet combos on the market, and I have tried quite a few, the BookBook remains my favorite because it’s rugged, stylish and has a place to carry cash. The good news is that the iPhone 5S isn’t expected to change much in physical dimensions from the iPhone 5, so this seems like a safe purchase. Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker, $299.95This speaker system has been around for awhile and there are plenty of competitors in the portable-Bluetooth-speaker category … so why am I bothering to recommend this Bose unit? It’s simple: The sound quality blows away any other similar speaker I have ever tested (and I’ve tested a lot). It also has an incredible design, with a foldout stand that doubles as a cover. iPhones are built to deliver content, much of it the audio variety, and this speaker makes it all sound great. I travel quite a bit and take this with me as a backup during presentations, sometimes preferring it to the sound systems provided for a small room. Many people in my office borrow this speaker from me for their own needs. It’s that good.Do you have a favorite iPhone accessory? Tags:#iPhone#iPhone 5S#iPhone accessories The iPhone, once seen as a revolutionary product that changed the face of computing, now suffers from seeming commonplace. Talk of a gold iPhone has people scoffing that gigabling matters more than gigabytes. Even so, the iPhone, for me, remains a life-enhancing product. It helps me work better, it helps me remember where I’ve been, and it helps me play. One of the biggest benefits of opting for an iPhone is the broader iPhone economy: Because of the relatively standardized size of an iPhone, there are literally thousands of iPhone accessories out there designed to mod your phone experience. Some are just plain stupid, some are over-the-top, some are fun, some are useful.See also: What To Expect From The iPhone 5SOne thing that worries iPhone owners and accessory makers alike is how a new model—like the widely expected 5S—will affect the accessories we already own. Here, I’ve decided to share with you five of the most useful iPhone accessories I have stumbled across as a tech writer. They’re all relatively affordable—and the good news is they’re futureproof, with utility that will outlast the introduction of new models. Cocoon Grid-It Organizer, $24.95This is sort of a reverse accessory. Rather than attaching to the iPhone, the iPhone attaches to the Grid-It—as do all your other add-ons. This organizational tool keeps smaller accessories (headphones, storage, etc.) easily accessible and under control. Perfect for the coffee-shop worker or business traveler. Tiltpod Keychain Tripod, $14.99I don’t know about you, but there are plenty of times I want to not just take a picture, but be in the picture. This is no longer as much of a problem thanks to the Tiltpod. This small device that cradles your phone is less dorky than holding a monopod like the iHandle. The tradeoff is that it’s a tad less versatile. You must find a tall enough surface to rest it on to get a good angle. Still, this little gadget barely adds any bulk to your keychain and will always be there when you need it. Pivot Power Mini Outlet Adapter, $24.99Only the newest homes these days come with built-in USB adapters in the wall. Our outlets simply weren’t designed for the type of power-hungry lives we all lead today. (Our descendants will wonder how we lived.) Enter this handy little adapter that doubles the plugs of any outlet it encounters and adds two USB ports. Great for an office, bedroom, kitchen or for throwing in your travel bag. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

ONE: After string of defeats, Richard Corminal more than determined to get on track

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Corminal has made a lot of efforts and sacrifices ahead of what could be a make or break fight for him in the promotion and one of which is leaving and moving to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to focus on his training and martial arts career.“I want to show to everyone that I continuously improve each time I fight,” he said.“I want my family to be proud of me because all these sacrifices are for them. I will do everything to get that win in Singapore.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next La Salle misses UAAP top 2 for first time in more than a decade Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid View comments LATEST STORIES The string of awful setbacks would’ve been a reason for most fighters to just turn their backs and walk away.But the determined Filipino sees his situation differently as he eyes to snap out of his funk against Rahul Raju in the preliminary card of ONE: Enter the Dragon on May 17 at Singapore Indoor Stadium.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I am so hungry for a win. In 2018, I tried hard, but I didn’t get a win. Now, I’ll do everything to finally get that breakthrough,” Corminal, who owns an MMA record of 4-4, said.“I have learned a lot in those losses. I know I have to work extra hard and be more determined so I can further improve.” DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’03:02Albayalde endorsed award, promotion for self and 13 Pampanga cops02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MANILA, Philippines—Richard “Notorious” Corminal got knocked out in first round in his ONE Championship debut in March of 2017 then, suffered an opening round submission eight months later before taking another stoppage loss last year.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games messlast_img read more

23 days agoBrighton youngster Steven Alzate called into Colombia U23 squad

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton youngster Steven Alzate called into Colombia U23 squadby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton youngster Steven Alzate has been called into the Colombia under-23 squad for two friendlies.Head coach Arturo Reyes included Alzate in his list for fixtures against Peru on October 10 and 13 in Lima.Alzate was born in London of Colombian parents, reports The Argus.He has made no secret of the fact that he would love to play international football for Colombia. last_img

UCLA’s Tony Parker: Getting In Shape Is “Good For The Team And Good For The Ladies Off The Court”

first_imgAllie LaForce interviews Tony Parker.YouTube YouTubeVineBig UCLA forward Tony Parker has emerged as a difference maker during the Bruins’ surprise run to the Sweet 16, and his off-season training is a big reason. After averaging just 2.4 points per game as a freshman and 6.9 as a sophomore, Parker now averages 11.4 points as a junior, and showed off a refined offensive game in the post against UAB, when he dropped 28 points in the 92-75 win. Parker is also one of the funniest players on the team, by all accounts, and had a classic quote when asked about his off-season weight loss.Parker said he’s lost more than 20 pounds since his freshman season. “My nickname around the locker room and campus is big sexy,” Parker said. “So, keeping my hair being curled and my body in a nice manner—it’s good for the team and the basketball and it’s good for the ladies off the court.”“Big Sexy” will need another big game this weekend when he will battle down low with Gonzaga’s talented forward trio of Kyle Przemek Karnowski, Domantas Sabonis, and Kyle Wiltjer. []last_img read more

How your smart fridge might be mining bitcoin for criminals

first_imgLONDON – Is the web browser on your phone slower than usual? It could be mining bitcoin for criminals.As the popularity of virtual currencies has grown, hackers are focusing on a new type of heist: putting malicious software on peoples’ handsets, TVs and smart fridges that makes them mine for digital money.So-called “crypto-jacking” attacks have become a growing problem in the cybersecurity industry, affecting both consumers and organizations. Depending on the severity of the attack, victims may notice only a slight drop in processing power, often not enough for them to think it’s a hacking attack. But that can add up to a lot of processing power over a period of months or if, say, a business’s entire network of computers is affected.“We saw organizations whose monthly electricity bill was increased by hundreds of thousands of dollars,” said Maya Horowitz, Threat Intelligence Group Manager for Checkpoint, a cybersecurity company.Hackers try to use victims’ processing power because that is what’s needed to create — or “mine” — virtual currencies. In virtual currency mining, computers are used to make the complex calculations that verify a running ledger of all the transactions in virtual currencies around the world.Crypto-jacking is not done only by installing malicious software. It can also be done through a web browser. The victim visits a site, which latches onto the victim’s computer processing power to mine digital currencies as long as they are on the site. When the victim switches, the mining ends. Some websites, including, have tried to do it legitimately and been transparent about it. For three months this year, removed ads from its sites in exchange for users allowing them to mine virtual currencies.Industry experts first noted crypto-jacking as a threat in 2017, when virtual currency prices were skyrocketing to record highs.The price of bitcoin, the most widely known virtual currency, jumped six-fold from September to almost $20,000 in December before falling back down to under $10,000.The number of crypto-jacking cases soared from 146,704 worldwide in September to 22.4 million in December, according to anti-virus developer Avast. It has only continued to increase, to 93 million in May, it says.The first big case emerged in September and centred on Coinhive, a legitimate business that let website owners make money by allowing customers to mine virtual currency instead of relying on advertising revenue. Hackers quickly began to use the service to infect vulnerable sites with miners, most notably YouTube and nearly 50,000 WordPress websites, according to research conducted by Troy Mursch, a researcher on crypto-jacking.Mursch says Monero is the most popular virtual currency among cyber-criminals. A report by cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks estimates that over 5 per cent of Monero was mined through crypto-jacking. That is worth almost $150 million dollars and doesn’t count mining that occurs through browsers.In the majority of attacks, hackers infect as many devices as possible, a method experts calls “spray and pray.”“Basically, everyone with a (computer processing unit) can be targeted by crypto-jacking,” said Ismail Belkacim, a developer of an application that prevents websites from mining virtual currencies.As a result, some hackers target organizations with large computing power. In what they believe might be the biggest crypto-jacking attack so far, Checkpoint discovered in February that a hacker had been exploiting a vulnerability in a server that over several months generated over $3 million in Monero.Crypto-jackers have also recently targeted organizations that use cloud-based services, in which a network of servers is used to process and store data, providing more computing power to companies who haven’t invested in extra hardware.Abusing this service, crypto-jackers use as much power as the cloud will allow them to, maximizing their gains. For businesses, this results in slower performance and higher energy bills.Martin Hron, a security researcher at Avast, says that besides the rise in interest in virtual currencies, there are two main reasons for the rise in attacks.First, crypto-jacking scripts require little skill to implement. Ready-made computer code that automates crypto-mining is easy to find with a Google search, along with tips on the vulnerabilities of devices.Second, crypto-jacking is harder to detect and is more anonymous than other hacks. Unlike ransomware, in which victims have to transfer money to regain access to their computers blocked by hackers, a victim of crypto-jacking might never know their computer is being used to mine currency. And as currency generated by crypto-jacking goes straight into a hacker’s encrypted wallet, the cyber-criminal leaves less of a trail.Both Apple and Google have started to ban applications that mine virtual currencies on their devices. But Hron, the Avast researcher, warns that the risk is growing as more everyday devices are connected to the internet — from ovens to home lighting systems — and that these are often the least secure. Hron said that cheaply made Chinese devices were particularly easy to hack.Some experts say new techniques like artificial intelligence can help get a faster response to suspicious software.That’s what Texthelp, an education technology company, used when it was infected with a crypto-jacker, said Martin McKay, the company’s chief technology officer. “The risk was mitigated for all customers within a period of four hours.”But security researcher Mursch says that these precautions won’t be enough.“They might reduce the impact,” he says, “But I don’t think we’re going to stop it.”last_img read more