Jennifer brings Limerick laughter to Los Angeles

first_imgPrint Facebook Twitter Previous articleAMAX poised to bring 100 jobsNext article100 jobs on way from AMAX Guest Writer TAGScomedycomedy clubCoors LightCorballyFor Feck SakeHollywoodjennifer HartnettlimerickLos AngelesScrabbleUSAWeight Watchers Young Social Innovators award for St Munchin’s Ross O’Carroll-Kelly is back and you’re invited! Des Bishop celebrates his mother with ‘Mia Mamma’ Farmer Michael and Kathleen: If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry Emailcenter_img WhatsApp Advertisement by Aoife McLough[email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up LIMERICK comic Jennifer Hartnett is making funny news for 2015.The Corbally woman, who moved stateside 13 years ago, has started production on her very own news show through YouTube Studios. Jennifer has been back on Eastern shores no less that 24 hours after her Christmas visit home, and has already started to work on the project.Jennifer told the Limerick Post “I pitched the idea to YouTube Studios myself as well as a couple of other comics. I want to use comic commentators to do smart material on current events. The goal is to use comedy to educate. I feel people don’t engage politically because they don’t have the confidence. So this will be a satirical news show covering many topics like health, news, politics etc.”Its about making international content entertaining whilst phasing out the Kardashians and other ridiculous pop-culture acts.”As well as being a comic, Jennifer is a model and actress who is currently in a national commercial for Weight Watchers in the US. She has also featured in commercials for Hooters, Coors Light, Hollywood Jeans and a funny instructional video for SCRABBLE (HASBRO) which received over 800,000 hits on BuzzFeed.She is signed with Osbrink one of the largest commercial agencies in the US and 90210 Talent agency in Los Angeles. She also hosts her own show “For Feck Sake” at clubs throughout California including the world famous Comedy Store on Sunset Boulevard.Jennifer revealed a segment for her news show which she said she is quite excited about. “It’s called Luscious Ladies Liquored Literary Society or LLLLS. It will be a book club about non-fiction books. Smart books, political books, but to make it funny.”“The first production meeting for the show is this week and then it will be a few weeks before we begin shooting. I won’t do anything with the show until it’s perfect and I am happy with everything,” she said.Jennifer has already kicked off her busy New Year with a bang by presenting awards at the 2015 Mobile Excellence Awards at YouTube Studios in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.Speaking about her departure back to California, Jennifer said: “The sky is the limit in L.A but I must admit I do miss my home, I miss my friends and family. It’s great to come home.”Go to for news and updates. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Standup and take a punchline at UCH Limerick Linkedin Ten Years since that Guy slipped on the Ice on TV EntertainmentComedyNewsLocal NewsJennifer brings Limerick laughter to Los AngelesBy Guest Writer – January 19, 2015 1000 last_img read more

Study shows variations in Internet accessibility

first_imgA research team at the Viterbi School of Engineering’s Information Sciences Institute has discovered that the Internet “sleeps,” meaning that its accessibility varies over the course of the day.The team consisted of USC alumnus Lin Quan, John Heidemann, a research professor and Yuri Pradkin, a USC researcher.Countries in Asia, South America and Eastern Europe tend to have varied rates of Internet access over the course of the day compared to the United States, where people typically have consistent broadband access.The team built on previous research by Heidemann and Pradkin that surveyed the relative size of the Internet. This outcome led them to study network outages and develop some new analytical approaches, leading to a piece of the data that showed the possibility of a “sleeping” Internet. This is especially important because it will serve in identifying the difference between a sleeping Internet and an Internet outage.On Oct. 20, a video was released on Viterbi’s YouTube page further explaining the study through a more creative, animated approach. In addition, a peer-reviewed, technical paper will be presented in the first week of November describing the study. The data sets from the study have been made public in the hope that other people will build on the work.“The longer-term direction of the work is using this information to understand how the different policy choices affect what’s going on and to understand how the diurnal is coordinated with other factors,” Heidemann said.Data about diurnal networks — networks that vary in access and usage over the course of a day — have a multitude of uses. One use is in policy discussions, which make use of the quantitative aspect of the data when making decisions about free communication or economic growth. For example, the correlation between diurnal networks and GDP suggests an economic relationship.“It’s not that diurnal [usage] causes low GDP, but if you want to increase your GDP, [a question to ask would be,] ‘Should you be investing in your network? If you’re investing in your network, should you be encouraging people to always have their Internet on or not?’” Heidemann said.The team looked further into the relationship between GDP and the age of IP addresses. Though they did not find a direct relationship, they found that diurnal use is a reflection of the age of the IP address. Older IP addresses were used differently, because there were billions to give out. Now, however, IP addresses are used very carefully due to their limited availability.In the immediate future, the data will most likely be used to crack down on network power outages, such as those in the New York area after Hurricane Sandy.“We’re currently working with the FCC [Federal Communications Commission] to understand if our techniques are useful for understanding U.S. networks,” Heidemann said. “It turns out if you’re going to study network outages, you better know about sleeping networks because you don’t want to confuse a network that is underused relative to normal with a network that’s broken.”Another use of the data, Heidemann noted, is to potentially investigate just how large the Internet is. By being able to count how many computers are on the network, the data would provide for further understanding of the baseline for the population, helping crack down on cybersecurtity. Diurnal information can determine if the estimate of the Internet size is accurately high or low depending on if it is day or night.The team plans to present its research at a conference on Internet measurements on Nov. 5 in Vancouver, Canada.last_img read more