Linkedin Email Twitter Advertisement NewsLocal NewsDangers of uploading smart phone photosBy admin – September 21, 2011 420 Facebook THE dangers of uploading photographs of children, taken using smart phones, to social networking sites, has been highlighted by local gardaí.Crime Prevention Officer at Henry Street Garda Station Brian Broderick explained that GPS features on smart phones can identify the location where the photograph is taken, which can be viewed once it is uploaded to sites such as Facebook or Twitter.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This issue has already been well publicised in the US and I believe that it is important that people in Ireland be aware of the dangers associated with posting up photographs online, that have been taken using smart phones”, said Sergeant Broderick.“The built in GPS capability on most smart phones allows various functions, including the camera, to be enabled.“A photograph taken while the camera function on the phone is GPS enabled, will contain the location co-ordinates.“Software that is readily available on the internet will allow anyone to view on a map the location where it was taken, be that a child’s home, school or playground.“The possible dangers to the child are obvious”.He stressed that these dangers could easily be avoided by turning off the GPS function on the phone’s camera, by accessing the setting’s menu, and turning off the location setting on the camera function.“Any person who is unsure how to do this should contact their phone provider for assistance”. WhatsApp Previous articleCulture LCGANext articleUL saddened by death of Knight of Glin admin Print
Rail media enquiries Keith Williams, independent chair of the first ‘root and branch’ Rail Review to be supported by government, will today (26 February 2019) announce that the rail franchising system cannot continue in the way it is now.In the George Bradshaw Address, Keith Williams is expected to say: Media enquiries 020 7944 3021 The former British Airways chief executive and deputy chairman of John Lewis Partnership, will set out that the reason he took on the review was because he had a clear commitment from the government to deliver change: This is the first full-blown rail review to be supported by government for some considerable time – with a very clear commitment from the Transport Secretary and from Bernadette Kelly, and the whole of the department’s executive. I see our role not just to tackle those recent problems that passengers have experienced but also to tackle the more fundamental underlying causes of those problems. We are spending on the railway, in offering new services, purchasing new rolling stock, and renewing and enhancing the network. The May timetable change, for instance, was designed to offer thousands of new services, hundreds of new trains, and much improved critical infrastructure – but as a system we were unable to deliver on this investment. And the customer suffered. Out of hours media enquiries 020 7944 4292 Williams will summarise the progress made on the Rail Review as well as the next steps. He will say: Further information There’s real hunger for change within the industry as well as outside. We will continue listening to what you have to say and learning from your insight and experience. We need to do more on making it easier for customers to access the compensation they are entitled to and improving accessibility for all users, including disabled people. I’ve asked the ORR to advise me on what more could be done by rail operators to improve this, and whether more regulatory powers are required to ensure it happens. They will report back within the timescale of the review recommending action to help transform compensation and accessibility across the network. In the autumn we will bring everything together and alongside government, recommend change through a white paper. It will be the culmination of the biggest and widest review of the railway for generations. the Rail Review was established to recommend the most appropriate organisational and commercial frameworks to support the delivery of the government’s vision for the railway former British Airways chief executive Keith Williams leads the major review of the rail industry, supported by an expert challenge panel the government will publish a white paper on the review’s recommendations, with the implementation of reforms planned to start from 2020 the annual Bradshaw Address is named in honour of George Bradshaw (1800 to 1853), who developed the Bradshaw’s Guide to the railways the review’s first evidence paper, The role of the railway in Great Britain, will be published at 7pm today (26 February 2019) Switchboard 0300 330 3000 reform must put passengers at its heart ORR to look at compensation and accessibility review to make recommendations in the autumn I have heard a great deal about the franchising model….driving growth in passengers and benefits to services. But with this growth the needs of passengers have changed whilst many of the basic elements of our rail system have not kept pace. Put bluntly, franchising cannot continue the way it is today. It is no longer delivering clear benefits for either taxpayers and farepayers. I believe that for the railway to be successful it needs to put passengers at its heart. We need to recognise that there is unlikely to be a ‘one size fits all’ solution which will work for every part of the country and all types of passenger. In his address, he will also say that the rail industry is adapting to a fast-changing world but unable to respond to consumer demand:
Marcus King Band are currently on the Wheels of Soul tour with Tedeschi Trucks Band and the Drive-By Truckers. The three bands have been collaborating almost every night since the beginning of the tour, with TTB bandleader and guitarist Derek Trucks even sitting in with the support acts on various occasions.Last night, at Indianapolis’ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park, Trucks went toe-to-toe with Marcus King on a ripping version of the Allman Brothers Band‘s “Hot Lanta” during Marcus King Bang’s opening set. Of course, playing Allman Brothers material with Derek Trucks is almost as good as playing with one of the original members, and for a musician who grew up on their every note, Marcus King looks to be living out his dream. The collaboration came on the tail end of a gorgeous version of MKB’s original, “Always”, which you can also watch below.“Always” > “Hot Lanta” w/ Derek Trucks[Video: Heather Kiser]On Thursday night, while Marcus King Band played the Peach Music Festival in Scranton, PA, the young guitarist joined Pigeons Playing Ping Pong for their take on “Lightning“. Predictably, the performance was exactly as you’d expect, with Pigeons guitarist Jeremy Schon and the young guitar prodigy going off and exchanging fiery solos during the song’s jam portion. Read more about Thursday’s Peach Music Festival highlights here. Lots more to come from Marcus King, indeed.
Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions EL SEGUNDO — After rolling most of the league to begin this year’s campaign, the Lakers are hitting a holiday rut: They’ve lost two in a row for the first time all season, and for the next game, they might be missing LeBron James.The Lakers (24-5) announced Saturday that James did not practice and is doubtful for Sunday’s tilt against the Denver Nuggets (19-8). With back-to-back home games against the West’s No. 2 and No. 3 (the Clippers) teams respectively, it’s an inopportune moment to be without the engine to the league’s fifth-best offense.The team said James strained a muscle in his thoracic region, which is close to the rib cage, Tuesday night against the Indiana Pacers when he had a collision near the basket. Lakers coach Frank Vogel said James played through it in Indianapolis, then again Thursday for a drummed-up game against the Milwaukee Bucks. James averaged a triple-double in those losses, but shot just 41% from the floor.For the season, James has been again one of the league’s best players, averaging 25.8 points, 10.6 assists and 7.5 rebounds. Last year when he tore his groin and missed 18 games, it had a catastrophic effect on the Lakers’ season. These Lakers feel more equipped to handle it with veteran leadership and Anthony Davis, who is probable himself with right ankle soreness). But it’s still a bit of a gut-check for a team that hasn’t experienced this much adversity yet this season. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs “It’s the nature of the beast,” he said. “Some years you’re healthy, some years you have nagging injuries, and unfortunate that’s just me this year. It’s a lot more season left and that’s why it’s just important for me to feel like I’m healthy and confident to be out there, play at the best of my abilities.”During James’ injury last year – which he eerily suffered this time last season – the Lakers went 6-12 in games he missed. The new roster has more experience, which the Lakers hope can carry on the success they’ve had so far this season.“A little bit easier than last year,” Kuzma said. “Last year, we were a younger team, so a lot of times in the fourth quarter we folded a little bit. But we got a veteran team and we still got AD on this team. Those guys have been there, done that and been through plenty of wars.” Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers It’s not just the Lakers who have a lot riding on James’ health. The two most highly rated TV games this season have been opening night when the Lakers played the Clippers, then Lakers vs. Bucks on Thursday. As the NBA’s ratings have slumped this season, missing James for a Lakers-Clippers battle on Christmas could mean fewer fans will be tuning in for the rematch at Staples Center.The focus for the Lakers is who they do have, which aside from James, could be a more complete roster than they’ve had. After playing through ankle soreness Thursday and scoring 36 points against the Bucks, Davis is listed as probable even though Vogel said he’s still feeling some discomfort.Kuzma practiced for the first time since before the five-game road trip that he missed as he recovered from an ankle he injured nearly a month ago. He went through all of practice Saturday, but the deciding factor will be how his ankle responds to the workload. Kuzma has struggled with a summer foot injury, a poked eye and other mishaps this year while struggling to find his role in a remade Lakers team.Related Articles Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“If he doesn’t go tomorrow, it’s gonna be a group effort,” Vogel said. “It’s one of those things that no one person can pick up everything LeBron does for our team.”In the event that James can’t play Sunday, Vogel said he would release the starting lineup then. Rajon Rondo, who has not started this season, or Kyle Kuzma, who has missed five straight games and is probable for Sunday, is a potential candidate to step in.While Davis and James are on most MVP shortlists a third of the way through the season, certain statistics make the case James has been the more valuable player. The Lakers have outscored opponents by 235 points when he’s been on the floor this year, and only nine points when he’s off. His net rating is the highest (plus-10.7) of any Lakers starter, including Davis. His 10.6 assists per game, the highest average of his career, also leads the league.James is one of five Lakers to play in every game this season, and as recently as Sunday in Atlanta, he made the case that he wouldn’t want to miss games for rest (a practice known as “load management”).“I don’t know how many games I got left in my career,” he said. “I don’t know how many kids that may show up to a game and they’re there to come see me play and if I sit out, then what? That’s my obligation. My obligation is to play, play for my teammates and if I’m healthy, then I’m going to play. If Coach sits me out, then I’m not healthy. And it’s just that simple.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error