Bridge PR acquired by top advisory company Teneo

first_imgFacebook Eugene Hogan, founder of Bridge PR which has been acquired by global communications consultancy firm Teneo.Photo: Arthur EllisTENEO, the global communications and advisory company, has announced the acquisition of Bridge PR, a leading strategic public relations business based in Killaloe.The firm was founded by former Irish Independent Mid West Regional Correspondent Eugene Hogan in 2011 and provides a wide range of strategic communications and content creation services working with leading regional, national and international organisations.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Ireland continues to be an important market for many of the world’s leading companies,’ said Declan Kelly, Chairman and chief executive of Teneo.“We are delighted to have Eugene and his team join as we continue to expand our service offering to meet client needs.”Teneo Ireland chief executive Mick O’Keeffe said, “This acquisition gives us additional reach and a strong profile in the Mid-West and I firmly believe Eugene and his team will bring significant added value to Teneo and our clients.“We have grown substantially over the last few years and this move will enhance our strategic communications, leadership advisory and content creation capabilities.”Said Eugene Hogan, founder and MD of Bridge PR: “Joining Teneo will enable us to scale our operations and deepen resources for the growing portfolio of clients we have developed.“To have a global leader acquire our business is a very positive validation of what we do, of our client base, and indeed, our team. We look forward to bringing this additional expertise and resource to bear for our clients, jointly growing our operations and delivering on this vote of confidence in our business here by Teneo.” WhatsApp Advertisement Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up TAGSbridge prbusinessClareeugene hoganLimerick City and CountyMid WestNewsteneo Email BusinessNewsBridge PR acquired by top advisory company TeneoBy Bernie English – February 24, 2020 871 Linkedin Twittercenter_img Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Previous articleMother and daughter get married on the doubleNext articleWATCH: ‘Again it just shows that these lads are learning’-Lee commends football team Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Print Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Limerick on Covid watch list TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!last_img read more

4 Suffolk Home Invasions in 5 Days Probed

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are investigating four home invasions in a five-day span, including one case in which a victim was tied up and another that ended in a victim being hospitalized.In the first case, two men forced their way into a home on North Gardiner Drive in North Bay Shore, where they flashed a weapon at 7:33 p.m. March 10, police said. The duo stole electronics and cash before they fled the scene on foot, police said.Two days later, two white men wearing ski masks broke into a house on Dawn Drive in Shirley, where they hit a victim in the face with a glass bottle before stealing cash at 7:10 a.m. March 12, police said. The victim was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in East Patchogue for treatment of a broken nose.Then, on March 14, two home invasions were reported on the same day. Shortly before 1 a.m. that Saturday, three black men entered the side door of an Irving Avenue home in Deer Park and walked into the basement, where one of them flashed a gun, police said. One of the victims fought the suspects, who stole items before they fled.Lastly, at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, two Hispanic men entered a home on Skyhaven Drive in East Patchogue, flashed what appeared to be a weapon, punched the victim and tied him up before ransacking the home, police said. The assailants fled the scene with electronics in that case.No arrests were made in any of the cases. No injuries were reported aside from the Shirley case. Detectives are continuing the investigations.last_img read more

Officials: Man Exposed Himself to Online Central Florida Class

first_imgSchool officials in Central Florida say a man exposed himself to students after hacking into an online class being held by a public school.Orange County Public Schools in Orlando told its teachers in a letter Thursday that the man had gained unauthorized access to the Zoom video conferencing lesson and exposed himself to the class.The document encouraged teachers to use the “waiting room” function in Zoom, which allows the host to control when a participant joins a meeting.A message was also sent to the parents of the eighth grade students at Wolf Lake Middle School who were affected.The Apopka Police Department has not said if a suspect has been identified, but told an Orlando television station that no arrests have been made.“Zoom is not a district supported application and the district has strongly encouraged teachers to use district supported applications such as Big Blue Button and Canvas for their video conferencing needs,” an Orange County spokesperson said.As with many school districts around the country, Orange County is conducting online classes due to the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

Only Atheists Need Apply

first_img51; He’s a Christian, yes, but he is also a leading American scientist and a harsh critic of intelligent design.  He supports research on embryonic stem cells and upholds Darwin’s theory of evolution completely.  That’s not enough to get Francis Collins off the hook with the scientific establishment.  Both Nature and Science expressed “serious misgivings” with his nomination as head of the National Institutes of Health, even though as the able administrator of the Human Genome Project his scientific credentials have been exceptional.    Collins is open about his evangelical Christian faith, but his book The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief, “describes … how he reconciles this with the science of evolution.”4  He used Templeton Prize funds to start the BioLogos institute that discusses issues of faith and science.  His theistic-evolutionary views have drawn criticism from leaders in the intelligent design movement for embracing Darwinism from start to finish and scrambling Biblical theology.1  Collins’s view of theistic evolution leaves little room for God as an intelligent designer.  He remains at odds with intelligent design leaders.  In addition, he will be stepping down from BioLogos for his NIH term.  Leading Darwinists remain hostile in spite of all of these things.  Here are criticisms from Nature last week.2 NIH nominee draws scrutiny: Francis Collins is likely to face funding challenges – and criticism of his Christian evangelism.There are also concerns about whether Collins’s very public expressions of his evangelical Christian faith will affect his job.Steven Pinker, a psychologist at Harvard University, says he has “serious misgivings” about the nomination.  “Collins is an advocate of profoundly anti-science beliefs, and it is reasonable for the scientific community to ask him how these beliefs will affect his administration of the NIH and his efforts on behalf of the scientific enterprise.”Here are criticisms in Science magazine last week.3,4 Although few would disagree with a White House press notice saying that Collins’s work “has changed the very ways we consider our health and examine disease,” Collins does have critics.  Some question his support of “big biology” in the genome project portfolio—with timetables and planned targets—and some are concerned about his outspoken Christian faith.  He raised eyebrows, for example, when he recently launched a Web site, BioLogos, expanding on his 2006 book explaining how he reconciles his faith with the science of evolution.Although many scientists say geneticist Francis Collins will make a superb director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), not everyone is celebrating.A discussion about whether Collins’s very public religious views will influence his leadership of NIH played out on blogs early this spring and again in the past week.  There seems to be little evidence for such worries, but they persist.Richard Dawkins, the biologist and prominent antireligionist, feuded with Collins for mixing science and faith.This spring, Collins raised hackles again when he and several other scientists launched a foundation and Web site, BioLogos, which claims that it “emphasizes the compatibility of Christian faith with scientific discoveries about the origins of the universe and life.”One prominent critic, Paul Z. Myers, a biologist at the University of Minnesota, Morris, who runs the anticreationist blog Pharyngula, faults Collins for suggesting that altruism cannot be explained by evolution and instead came from God.  “Collins has got some big gaps in his understanding of the field of evolutionary biology,” Myers says.  In comments this spring on Pharyngula, others fretted that Collins’s beliefs could influence his decisions on topics such as stem cells and sex research.Jocelyn Kaiser, who wrote the two Science articles, might argue that she ended with quotes praising Collins and discounting the worries of the naysayers.  But her title, “Questions About the Language of God,” and the prominence she gave to the criticisms of Collins (all from prominent atheists), leaves a strong bitter taste of “serious misgivings” about Collins – or anyone in science who espouses Christian faith, no matter how accommodating to Darwinism it might be.1.  See, for instance David Klinghoffer’s blog entries for June 22 and July 8.  His views have also been criticized on Evolution News & Views here for refusing to dialogue with the ID movement, and here because he “handles Darwinism’s universal acid like baby formula.”2.  “NIH nominee draws scrutiny,” Nature News, Published online 15 July 2009, Nature 460, 310-311 (2009), doi:10.1038/460310a.3.  Jocelyn Kaiser, “White House Taps Former Genome Chief Francis Collins as NIH Director,” Science, 17 July 2009: Vol. 325. no. 5938, pp. 250-251, DOI: 10.1126/science.325_250a.4.  Jocelyn Kaiser, “Questions About the Language of God,” Science, 17 July 2009: Vol. 325. no. 5938, p. 250, DOI: 10.1126/science.325_250b.It doesn’t matter that Collins’s theology is incoherent, incompatible with the Bible, and that he would prefer the companionship of Ken Miller and Eugenie Scott over that of Phillip Johnson or William Dembski.  Theistic evolutionists like Collins are unclean.  They are not secular enough.  They don’t understand science.  Any remnant of Christian faith is a profession of “profoundly anti-science beliefs.”  People like this leave room for God (even eensy weensy teeny tiny corners in their world view for God to get involved).  That’s not atheistic enough.  The critics that Nature and Science quoted sound like a Who’s Who of God-haters: Dawkins the campaigning atheist, and Myers the foul-mouthed blasphemer among them.  Eugenie Scott and the NCSE will probably treat Collins like a useful idiot.  He can help their propaganda campaign with his charade about 100% pure Darwinism being compatible with religion (for those who need a crutch).    The Darwin-Only Darwin-Only DODOs show their colors as leftists.  You can spot a leftist by two traits: (1) they are intolerant while avowing tolerance, and (2) they are irrational while avowing rationalism..  They portray themselves as the sole spokespersons for a magic word that commands instant respect, whether or not their beliefs or actions have anything to do with it.  That magic word is science.  For a dose of historical reality, browse our online book.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

All About Indoor Air Quality

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Many owners of green homes are concerned about indoor air quality. GBA often receives questions from homeowners who worry that some building materials emit dangerous chemicals. For example:We do our best to provide answers to these questions. But if there is a theme running through these questions — and I think there is — it would be this: homeowners are worrying about the wrong materials and substances.Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a big topic. To get a handle on it, we need to break it down into small bites.Here’s how I’d like to proceed:Finally, I’ll share researchers’ findings about which chemicals are most concerning.In most U.S. locations, indoor air is more polluted than outdoor air. According to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), “Studies from the Environmental Protection Agency on human exposure to air pollutants show that indoor levels of pollutants may be two to five times, sometimes more than 100 times, higher than outdoor levels.”There are exceptions to this rule, of course. If your house is located near a busy intersection or a location where buses or trucks often idle their engines, the outdoor air near you house may be more polluted than your indoor air. If you live in such a location, increased ventilation may not improve the quality of your indoor air. For the rest of us, however, ventilating a house with outdoor air usually improves the situation.The most important test you should perform is a radon test. If you’ve tested for radon, you’re done. In most cases, further testing isn’t justified.For more information on testing, see “Indoor Air Quality Testing Should Not Be The First Move.”Asbestos fibers. Most building products containing asbestos were removed from the U.S. market by… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberslast_img read more

International Financing Available to Reduce Impact of Climate Change

first_imgConsultant with the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), Dr. Oscar Coto, says Jamaica has an opportunity to tap into international financing that can assist with its efforts at reducing the impacts of climate change. This, he said, can be accomplished through advancement of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Programme of Activities (PoA) as well as Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs). “If through a supported-type NAMA, the country can get recognition of some incremental critical costs that are involved in delivering some climate change mitigation, through activities in the country…those resources would be used to support the scaling up of (projects) for a better energy sector, more renewable energy, more efficiency within the society (and ultimately) better living for Jamaicans,” he said. Dr. Coto was speaking to JIS News following a workshop on potential for Programmatic CDM and NAMAs in Jamaica, at the Courtleigh Hotel in New Kingston on April 3. The CDM is one of the ‘project-based’ mechanisms defined in the Kyoto Protocol designed to promote projects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement created under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). PoAsrefer tovoluntary co-ordinated actions by a private or public entity that leads to GHG reductions through a number of CDM project activities. NAMAs are seen primarily as a way for developing countries—with financial and technological support from the international community—to make progress in reducing their own domestic GHG emissions. OLADE is providing support to the Government through the provision of technical assistance in order to contribute in the identification of opportunities for the development of CDM Programme of Activities as well as NAMAs. This is in keeping with Government’s activities to reduce the impacts of climate change within the energy sector. As such, Dr. Coto has prepared a report based on a ‘Study on the Identification of Potential Project Portfolios Associated to Programmatic CDM and NAMAs in Jamaica’, which he discussed during the workshop. In his presentation, Dr. Coto pointed to current trends to move from strict carbon financing to a broader concept of climate financing, which includes the NAMAs as an opportunity to assist countries in enabling mitigation activities, both at the policy as well as the project/programme level. Carbon financeis a new branch of environmental finance, which explores the financial implications of living in a carbon-constrained world, in which emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases (GHGs) carry a price.In his report, Dr. Coto noted that it is clear that the country has enacted a series of visions, policies and action plans that can contribute significantly to prepare Jamaica for climate financing opportunities. He argued that from the climate mitigation perspective, renewable energy interventions seem to be very cost effective in Jamaica, and associated climate financing could be attracted to assist in removing some of the perceived gaps associated with the regulatory challenges as well as in mobilising financing and guarantees for private sector participation. “It is becoming clear that the paths for most of the identified and discussed potentials for emission reductions in Jamaica lie within the boundaries of the NAMA mechanisms under discussion in the UNFCCC as a vehicle for climate financing,” the report reads.The report recommends that the country needs to engage in strengthening its capabilities to understand the depth of new climate financing opportunities and risks, assess if the emerging mechanisms of climate financing may be attractive to supplement and scale up on-going activities, and from there pursue opportunities that are cost effective and with ample sustainable development benefits for the country.last_img read more