“We’re here simply to catch online predators,” say Child Protection Awareness

first_imgChild Protection Awareness, the group who recently confronted a Limerick man regarding his online activity, have stated that they’re “not in it for the fame or the ego” and that their sole purpose is catching online predators.We sat down with them and discussed entrapment, police involvement and whether they feel those they confront are entitled to their privacy.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Advertisement Twitter TAGSChild Protection Awareness Print WhatsApp Beyond the neon runes Previous articleBeyond the neon runesNext articleThe Hedge Schools feature artist Jacob Stack Editor RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News“We’re here simply to catch online predators,” say Child Protection AwarenessBy Editor – May 3, 2018 4901 Facebook Email Linkedin Limerick man questioned after ‘paedophile sting’ videolast_img read more

NRG Systems and Leosphere announce global partnership

first_imgNRG Systems Inc,NRG Systems, of Hinesburg, a leading manufacturer of wind measurement equipment, and Leosphere, leading specialist in lidar (laser radar) for atmospheric observations, today announced the formation of a global partnership to expand the use of remote sensing with lidar in the wind energy industry. The first product of the partnership is the WINDCUBE ¢ lidar wind measurement system, a remote sensor used in site assessment and wind farm performance monitoring. I couldn t be happier to announce this news, said Alex Sauvage, president and CEO of Leosphere. The WINDCUBE is the result of 20 years of intensive research and development it s a flexible, easy-to-use technology that has proven to reduce data uncertainty and project risks in the wind energy industry. Partnering with NRG Systems sends a signal that using lidar in wind resource assessment is an accepted part of the process.Today, the WINDCUBE ¢ has been deployed by developers, consultants, turbine manufacturers, and research institutes in 18 countries around the world. In site assessment, the portable system is used to capture actual measurements at heights up to 200 meters that can be used along with met mast data. With NRG Systems wind measurement expertise and industry knowledge, the companies aim to accelerate the use of this proven technology around the globe. As the industry has evolved so has the need to measure accurately and reliably at taller heights, said Jan Blittersdorf, president and CEO of NRG Systems. For more than twenty-five years, NRG Systems has been devoted to providing the best wind measurement equipment to the industry. Partnering with Leosphere on this exciting initiative is a sensible step for our company and for the industry.The WINDCUBE ¢ lidar remote sensor provides 200-meter vertical wind profiles, mapping wind speed and direction, turbulence, and wind shear. The portable system includes ten programmable measurement heights with an automatic data filter for ready to use data and a waterproof, dustproof enclosure for all weather conditions. This active remote sensor operates by sending a laser pulse through the atmosphere. Along its path, the laser light is scattered by particles in the air (dust, water, aerosols, etc.) and bounced back to an optical sensor in the lidar unit. These signals capture the shift in atmospheric particles, or the absolute wind speed in the lidar line of sight.The Leosphere NRG Systems partnership will serve customers around the world with sales, service, technical expertise and personalized support. The WINDCUBE ¢ is available to purchase now. For more information visit www.lidarwindtechnologies.com(link is external).About NRG SystemsNRG Systems, an independently-owned company, has been in the wind energy industry for more than 25 years. Its wind measurement systems can be found in 130 countries, serving electric utilities, wind farm developers, research institutes, government agencies, and universities. For more information on NRG Systems, Inc., visit www.nrgsystems.com(link is external).About LeosphereLEOSPHERE specializes in LIDAR (laser-radar) atmospheric observations. The company offers turn-key and user-friendly remote sensors, allowing for real-time tracking and measurement of particles, aerosols, and wind. Leosphere products are used in various applications: wind energy, climatology, meteorology, and air quality. Its lidar systems have been deployed in more than 18 countries by research institutes, developers, consultants and turbine manufacturers. For more information visit www.leosphere.com(link is external).last_img read more

CEH Goes Dutch

first_imgA new Dutch-language version of Creation-Evolution Headlines makes it debut.Thanks to a volunteer translator named Erik, a new website is offering CEH material to Dutch readers. Whether in the Netherlands, or wherever they are, Dutch readers can go to a new look-alike site at ScheppingsWedenschap.nl for selected articles and scientist biographies. [Note: since this is just now being released, it may take time to be fully available.]In addition, our volunteer Santiago in Spain continues to make selected CEH articles available in Spanish, as he has for years, at Sedin – Notas y Resenas:If you would like to see our material made available in another language, please write us at our Feedback Page.(Visited 243 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

D-League: CEU ‘ready’ for must-win game vs Racal

first_imgCEU coach Yong Garcia. PBA IMAGESContenders for the past few conferences in the PBA D-League, Centro Escolar University has suddenly found itself on a precarious position, with its fate hanging in the balance on the final day of the 2017 Foundation Cup eliminations.But for coach Yong Garcia, he’s just glad that the Scorpions have their luck on their hands.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet That scenario might be in play again if the Scorpions succumb to the also-ran Racal. The loss will put them on level with the Couriers at 5-5, but Wangs, thanks to its slim 88-87 win over CEU last May 30, will be the one to earn the final quarterfinal spot due to the win-over-the-other rule.Garcia is well aware of his team’s situation. That’s why the youthful coach has optimized the week-long break since the Scorpions absorbed the 96-89 loss to Cignal HD and prepared for this must-win tiff.“The team has been preparing and training hard for the game. I always remind the boys to give their best, play hard, focus, and execute. That’s the only way we’ll advance to the quarterfinals. We know we’ll be ready,” he said.CEU will lean on Congolese big man Rod Ebondo, Aaron Jeruta, and JK Casiño in hopes of advancing to the playoffs. JEADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “It’s a do-or-die game for us, so we know the stakes of the game,” he said in Filipino.Sitting idle at 5-4, CEU will play its final elimination game against Racal Motors on Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsA win can propel the Scorpions to as high as the fourth-seed, armed with a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals granting if Batangas loses to Flying V in the second game.However, a defeat will allow Wangs Basketball to take the final ticket to the playoffs, leaving CEU out of the playoffs for the first time since the 2014 Aspirants’ Cup, when it lost the seat to Blackwater due to having an inferior quotient.center_img MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ View comments Uyloan to Cignal, Celiz to Batangas as D-League teams beef uplast_img read more

Gattuso: AC Milan must be perfect against Juve

first_imgSerie A AC Milan need to play ‘the perfect game’ to beat Juventus, insists Gattuso Jamie Smith 00:17 3/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Gennaro Gattuso Getty Images Serie A Juventus v Milan Milan Juventus An away game againt the Serie A leaders means the Rossoneri will have to be on top of their game to get a result Gennaro Gattuso feels AC Milan must play a “perfect” game to cause a Serie A upset away to leaders Juventus on Saturday.Juve have built a two-point lead from Napoli at the top of the table as they seek a seventh straight Scudetto.Massimiliano Allegri’s men have lost once in Serie A at home since 2015 and Gattuso is under no illusions about the task facing Milan, who head to Turin with five straight league wins under their belts. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Juventus are a great team, unbeatable for the last six years,” Gattuso told reporters on Friday. “I am confident we will play a great game tomorrow and that Juve will have a hard time against us. “We have to be humble and respect our opponents who are stronger than us. We must play as a team. There’s a lot at stake and we are not allowed any false steps. We need the perfect game.”We have prepared two or three different tactical solutions based on how Juve will play. They have a winning mentality, fear nothing and are used to playing these games. They won’t be thinking about [next week’s] Champions League match against Real Madrid.”For the first time Leonardo Bonucci will play in Turin as a Juve opponent. It’s normal, it’s going to be a different game for him.”If we manage to do well both in the offensive and the defensive phase we can do well against Juve. If we try to defend only, then it’s going to be tough.”Andrea Conti had hoped to return for Saturday’s game but the right-back, who suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in September, has had a setback after injuring the same knee.Gattuso said: “Andrea Conti is now in the USA and we still don’t know whether he needs to undergo a small surgery.”He is a great asset for our team and for the club. His team-mates and I will all be here waiting for him.”We need all our players. Davide Calabria is more used to than Fabio Borini to playing in defence, of course, but Fabio is a player everyone would want.”Although Conti will be unavailable, Gattuso welcomes back Calabria, Nikola Kalinic and Alessio Romagnoli to his squad for the trip to Turin.last_img read more

10 months agoChelsea linked as Lyon coach Genesio leaves Fekir out of Cup squad

first_imgChelsea linked as Lyon coach Genesio leaves Fekir out of Cup squadby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLyon coach Bruno Genesio has sparked transfer talk after leaving Nabil Fekir out of his squad this weekend.The Mirror says Lyon have left skipper Fekir out of their squad for their French Cup clash this weekend.The French playmaker stayed with Lyon in the summer after his proposed move to Liverpool fell through.Fekir looked set to stay until the end of the season at least, although he has just 18 months remaining on his contract. But just days into the January transfer window, he has been suspiciously omitted from the squad for the clash with fifth-tier Bourges Foot.Fekir has also attracted interest from Chelsea in recent months with Liverpool’s interest in the playmaker seemingly ending in the summer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Michigan’s Jourdan Lewis: “That Michigan State Corner Told On Draymond…Yikes”

first_imgClose up of Jourdan Lewis with his helmet on.jourdan lewis michigan wont leave earlyWednesday, it was revealed in police reports that former Michigan State star basketball player Draymond Green’s arrest this past Sunday came after an altercation with current Michigan State football player Jermaine Edmondson. Of course, at least one University of Michigan athlete has weighed in on the situation.Michigan senior corner Jourdan Lewis, who runs an entertaining Twitter account, tweeted some thoughts on the matter. He essentially poked fun at Edmondson, saying he “told” on Draymond. The “skeeps” tweet refers to Scorekeepers bar in Ann Arbor.jourdan lewis tweetsPS: If I ever give you a scholarship, I promise I won’t slap you for payment.— Jourdan Lewis (@JourdanJD) July 13, 2016 The Wolverines and the Spartans meet on October 29. It should be fun.last_img read more

Caribbean Wellness Day for Ocho Rios on September 14

first_imgStory Highlights Ministry of Health stages a number of activities in observance of Caribbean Wellness Day 2013 There will be free health checks, including blood pressure and blood sugar tests The Ocean Village Shopping Centre in Ocho Rios, St. Ann will be abuzz with activity on Saturday, September 14, as the Ministry of Health stages a number of activities in observance of Caribbean Wellness Day 2013.Director of Health Promotion and Education at the Ministry of Health, Takese Foga, said there will be free health checks, including blood pressure and blood sugar tests, presentations on healthy eating, and demonstrations of physical activity that persons can do at home to improve their overall health.“We will be having competitions for the youth, no smoking jingle competitions, dancing competitions, a workout session area, and nutritionalists available to do counselling. Persons from the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) will do counselling as well,” she informed.She was speaking to journalists at the launch of the event on Friday, September 6, at Rooms on the Beach in Ocho Rios.In addition to the national event, Miss Foga said activities will be held in other parishes. These include youth fora, health fairs, football competitions, and sensitization sessions.“In the West, they will be having a march highlighting the risk factors of physical inactivity, unhealthy eating, smoking and the harmful use of alcohol,” she informed.Miss Foga praised the sponsors of the event, noting that they “are playing a significant role every time they invest in an activity like this. It is seeking to further educate persons, and it is also giving persons an opportunity to look at themselves. Sometimes, people are overweight and they don’t know how much at risk they are, so it is giving individuals an opportunity to examine their behaviour,” she stated.The annual Wellness Day is part of measures agreed to by the Heads of Government of CARICOM, during a Special Regional Summit held in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago in 2007, to strengthen regional health institutions, and to reduce chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Activities will be held in other parisheslast_img read more

Scotiabank offer to buy share of Chilean bank gets green light

first_imgTORONTO – The Bank of Nova Scotia says its offer to buy a sizable stake in a Chilean bank for $2.9 billion has been accepted.Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) said Tuesday that Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA) agreed Tuesday to sell its 68.19 per cent stake in BBVA Chile and its interests in certain subsidiaries.The deal, which is expected to close in June 2018, would double the the Canadian lender’s market share in Chile to approximately 14 per cent and make Scotiabank the third-largest private sector bank in the country.“We are pleased to have reached an agreement with BBVA to acquire their shares of BBVA Chile,” said Scotiabank president and CEO Brian Porter in a statement.“BBVA Chile has a proven track record … and this transaction demonstrates excellent synergy between both banks with customer-centric cultures.”BBVA Chile has $29 billion in assets and has 4,000 employees at 127 branches. Scotiabank says it intends to merge BBVA Chile with its existing Scotiabank Chile operations, subject to regulatory approvals.When the deal was initially announced last week, Scotiabank said the transaction is in line with its goal of increasing scale within the Chilean banking sector and the Pacific Alliance countries.Chile’s Said family, which owns 31.62 per cent of BBVA Chile, has waived its right of first refusal to acquire the share being sold to Scotiabank, but is willing to spend up to $650 million to own up to 25 per cent of the combined business when Scotiabank Chile and BBVA Chile are merged.“We will combine Scotiabank’s high-scale, high-sales productivity and retail portfolios with BBVA Chile’s capital markets expertise and cash management capabilities,” said Ignacio Deschamps, Scotiabank’s group head of international banking and digital transformation told analysts on a conference call Tuesday. “We have a strong cultural fit drawn from 2 leading international banks with an established local presence in Chile for several decades.”Deschamps added that Scotiabank expects pre-tax cost synergies of between $150 million and $180 million by 2020. As well, the lender expects the transaction to be accretive to its earnings per share in the first year after completion, he added.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version stated that BBVA had agreed to sell its 69.19 per cent stake in BBVA Chile.last_img read more