Grieving brother is attacked at cemetery

first_imgTwitter Email Advertisement NewsLocal NewsGrieving brother is attacked at cemeteryBy admin – June 14, 2012 522 Facebook Linkedincenter_img Previous articleCllrs disagree on site for youth centreNext articleCommuters to go off rails admin Print A SHANNON resident who was stoned by teenagers on a visit Mount St Lawrence Cemetery, has warned others to be on full alert. Joe Manifold was visiting with a friend at the weekend when three teenagers attacked them, pelting them with stones. “I started to run after them, but my friend was worried because his car was parked at the gates and he was afraid they would damage it, so we left. Afterwards, I thought it was just as well that I didn’t catch them because who knows what would have happened,” he told the Limerick Post.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mr Manifold suffers from a medical condition which means he has to have someone drive him.“My friend said it is the last time he will be taking me there. You would be very nervous now – they were aged about 17. I’m not a small man – I’m over six feet tall and there were two of us. What would they do to a woman on their own?”Mr Manifold phoned the gardai, “but of course, the youngsters were long gone. I want to warn people to be careful when they go there. This happened at 7pm”.Flann Haskett, Cemeteries Superintendent with Limerick City Council, said that he does not doubt that the two gentlemen were subjected to a frightening incident, “but we have never heard of anything like that before. Normally, people can come here at any hour and there would be no trouble”.He told the Limerick Post that there is no security on the graveyard, “and there has never been a need for it,” but he did point out that if the incident had happened on a weekday, there would have been staff around. WhatsApplast_img read more

Press release: Record number of schoolgirls make digital waves but women still under-represented in the cyber security sector

first_img There remains a severe lack of diversity in the cyber industry. Cyber security is among the most important aspects of our national defence today, so we need talent from every part of society enriching our workforces. Women have been pioneers in security and technology, and we want to see this reflected in the cyber security sector too. Women make up just 11% of the global cyber security workforce Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, David Lidington MP, calls for more to be done to encourage women into the cyber security industry As well as reaching out to the cyber-pros of tomorrow, NCSC launches new online training tool to meet security demands of today Cyber-savvy female students who took part in an online competition founded by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) were praised today in a speech by David Lidington. Speaking at the ‘Women in Security Network’ conference, the Minister for the Cabinet Office also warned that more needs to be done to open up opportunities in cyber security for women.Nearly 12,000 girls aged 12 – 13 from across the UK took part in the competition in 2019, which was launched by the NCSC as part of the CyberFirst initiative. The competition breaks down gender barriers by encouraging girls to engage with cyber security before they make their GCSE choices, with over 24,000 female students having taken part since the competition was launched in 2016. Promising youngsters from across the UK have been attending cyber security courses throughout the year, with some securing bursaries and apprenticeships through the CyberFirst programme.However, with women accounting for just 7% of the cyber security workforce across Europe, David Lidington called for more to be done to encourage women into the sector: As well as reaching out to the cyber professionals of tomorrow, the NCSC has developed an online learning tool to give workers of today the skills they need to protect themselves from potential cyber attacks.Aimed at SMEs, charities and the voluntary sector, the brand new, targeted 30-minute programme ‘Stay Safe Online: Top Tips for Staff’ educates users about how attacks happen, where vulnerabilities lie and how to defend themselves. During his speech, David Lidington said the new training package will empower any user – not just cyber experts – to play their part in boosting their organisations’ cyber resilience.Commenting on the new software, Clare Gardiner, NCSC Director of Engagement, said: We all have a part to play in making the UK the safest place to live and work online. Employees are vital in helping keep their organisations’ networks safe and need to be aware of how to protect themselves. Our recent Cyber Survey discovered that 25% of organisations don’t see cyber security as a top priority and we hope this tool will empower staff to start conversations around best practice.  Once people are more cyber literate as a whole, we hope to see this having a positive impact on the diversity of people that are interested in working in the sector.last_img read more

Colombian Army Captures Individual Close to FARC’s “Mono Jojoy”

first_imgBy Dialogo June 15, 2009 Bogotá, June 11 (EFE). – The Colombian Army captured “Martín Cuero,” a member of the FARC guerrilla organization who is very close to rebel leader Jorge Briceño Suárez, aka “Mono Jojoy,” official sources reported today. According to a press release from “Casa de Nariño,” the presidency headquarters, the arrest of “Martín Cuero,” a member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), took place in Calarcá (Quindío) in a joint effort between the Army and the Colombian public prosecutor’s office. According to the authorities, the rebel had been tasked with organizing and implementing a mobility corridor between Buenaventura (south), the Coffee-Growers’ Axis (center-west), Meta, and Caquetá (south), to market cocaine. He is also accused of coordinating business with the drug cartels of the Orinoquia area, the Pacific Coast, and the Coffee-Growers’ Axis. In addition, he is accused of participating in the battles between the Colombian Army and the FARC in Casa Verde, municipality of La Uribe (Meta), in 1990, as well as the assaults on the towns of El Billar (Caquetá) in 1998 and Puerto Rico (Meta) in 1999. The prisoner had an arrest warrant for homicide, terrorism, forced displacement, and rebellion.last_img read more

Terrence Romeo to San Miguel gets PBA green light

first_img‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201702:42PH 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 SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion The PBA on Wednesday approved the string of trades highlighted by the blockbuster deal that sent embattled guard Terrence Romeo to powerhouse San Miguel Beer.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Interestingly, the reported trade between NLEX and Blackwater centered on national team mainstay and Elite center Poy Erram wasn’t announced on the league’s transaction page.The Road Warriors reportedly nabbed Erram for their first round draft picks Paul Desiderio and Abu Tratter. The trade proposal, however, didn’t sit well with Filipino basketball fans.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES Larry Nance’s tip gives Cavs rare road win as Pacers’ streak ends Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Romeo will try to redeem himself at the Beermen after a tumultuous eighth-month stint at TNT, which dumped him in exchange for bench players David Semerad, Brian Heruela and the rights to San Miguel’s 2021 first round pick.Two more trades got the go-signal, a couple of which also involved San Miguel Beer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefVeteran swingman Ronald Tubid is making his return to the Beermen after spending a season with the Kia franchise. Tubid was traded back to SMB in exchange for sparingly-used Keith Agovida.San Miguel also acquired guard Paul Zamar from Blackwater for a pair of second round picks in 2021 and 2022. View comments SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

PCI says could not withdraw money due to court matter

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 12 (PTI) The Paralympic Committee of India today washed its hands off the reported incident of a blind para-swimmer being left to fend for herself in Berlin, saying the sanctioned amount could not be distributed due to the non-availability of court-appointed committee chairman. Reports said that Kanchanmala Pande, who took part in the Berlin Para Swimming Championships with five others, was forced to borrow money in Berlin from a friend and was fined for travelling without a ticket on public transport after she was not given enough money by the PCI. The incident has triggered reactions from the likes of Abhinav Bindra, Mahesh Bhupathi, while Sports Minister Vijay Goel has promised to look into the matter. The PCI vice-president Gursharan Singh said that the national Paralympics body could not be blamed for the incident. He said the fund sanctioned by the government could not be withdrawn as the PCI needed the approval of Justice (Retd) Kailash Gambhir, who was appointed by Delhi High Court as Chairman of the Committee. Under the order of the High Court, which appointed the committee, the PCI needs the approval of the committee to withdraw money till a pending case is decided. “We feel sad that this kind of incident had happened, it should not happen again. We regret that this incident had happened. We will seek a report from the team manager and find out how this had happened,” Gursharan told PTI today. “The sanctioned amount from SAI came five days before the departure of the athletes but we could withdraw the money as it needs the approval of the Chairman of Committee appointed by the Delhi High Court. He (Justice Retd. Kailash Gambhir) was not available to clear the funds. “So, we told the athletes not to take part in Berlin or go on their own and compensate later. The team went on their own and I am hearing about this incident. We have asked for a report about what happened in Berlin from team leader Kamaljit Singh,” said Gursharan from London, where an Indian team is taking part in the World Para Athletics Championships. Gursharan said that Kamaljit, a Haryana government coach, had recently led some para athletes to a championships in Australia on their own funds which was compensated later. “Taking part in an event on their own and compensating later is not happening for the first time. Kamaljit had taken some para athletes in Australia earlier this year. They went there on their own funds and were compensated later.” Gursharan said henceforth this practice of para-athletes taking part on their own fund (to be compensated later) will not be encouraged. “We will not encourage this kind of participation in future. We work for the well being of our para-athletes. We do not wish this kind of incidents to happen in future.” Abhinav Bindra, the countrys lone individual Olympic gold medallist, took to the social media to express his anger on this incident. “This is UNACCEPTABLE. People must be held accountable,” Bindra wrote on his Twitter handle. He even tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sports Minister Vijay Goel. Indian Davis Cup captain Mahesh Bhupathi and another player Somdev Devvarman also reacted to the incident. “Against all Odds has been every sportspersons story in India at some level but this is an all time low,” tweeted multiple Grand Slam winner Bhupathi. “Horrible stuff to read… Changes need to be made in the way we perceive sport and the way we run it… The current system is a shame… ,” Devvarman wrote. Sports Minister Goel, on the other hand, said he would look into the matter. “Im informed funds were released to Paralympic Committee by SAI on behalf of @YASMinistry. Trying to ascertain from PCI where problem lies,” Goel wrote on his Twitter handle. “Ive instructed my Ministry to verify the facts of this episode and then comment on the matter,” he added. PTI PDS CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more

Amazing video of Orca whales swimming behind boat off coast of San

first_imgAmazing video of Orca whales swimming behind boat off coast of San Diego Posted: September 11, 2018 Mike McKinnon III, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A new video of a pod of Orca whales swimming near a boat is making a splash.The video comes courtesy of BRINK Expeditions.The encounter happened near the Coronado Islands in Mexican waters and lasted for an hour and a half. The whales can be seen racing alongside the boat, and jumping in the boat’s wake. Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwittercenter_img Mike McKinnon III September 11, 2018 Updated: 9:10 AMlast_img read more

Microsoft Adobe and SAP share new details about the Open Data Initiative

first_imgEarlier this week at the Adobe Summit, world’s largest conference focused on Customer Experience Management, Microsoft, Adobe and SAP announced that they’re expanding their Open Data Initiative. CEOs of Microsoft, Adobe, and SAP announced the launch of the Open Data Initiative at the Microsoft Ignite Conference in 2018. The core idea behind Open Data Initiative is to make it easier for the customers to move data between each others’ services. Now, the three partners are looking forward to transforming customer experiences with the help of real-time insights that will be delivered via the cloud. They have also come out with a common approach and a set of resources for customers to help customers create new connections across previously siloed data. Read Also: Women win all open board director seats in Open Source Initiative 2019 board elections “From the beginning, the ODI has been focused on enhancing interoperability between the applications and platforms of the three partners through a common data model with data stored in a customer-chosen data lake”, reads the Microsoft announcement. This unified data lake offers customers their choice of development tools and applications to build and deploy services. Also, these companies have come out with a new approach for publishing, enriching and ingesting initial data feeds from Adobe Experience Platform into a customer’s data lake. The whole approach will be activated via Adobe Experience Cloud, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Office 365 and SAP C/4HANA. This, in turn, will provide a new level of AI enrichment, helping firms serve their customers better. Moreover, to further advance the development of the initiative, Adobe, Microsoft and SAP, also shared the details about their plans to summon a Partner Advisory Council. This Partner Advisory Council will comprise over a dozen firms including Accenture, Amadeus, Capgemini, Change Healthcare, Cognizant, etc. Microsoft states that these organizations believe there is a significant opportunity in the ODI to help them offer altogether new value to their customers. “We’re excited about the initiative Adobe, Microsoft and SAP have taken in this area, and we see a lot of opportunity to contribute to the development of ODI”, states Stephan Pretorius, CTO, WPP. Read Next Microsoft introduces Pyright, a static type checker for the Python language written in TypeScript Microsoft announces: Microsoft Defender ATP for Mac, a fully automated DNA data storage, and revived office assistant Clippy Microsoft brings PostgreSQL extension and SQL Notebooks functionality to Azure Data Studiolast_img read more

Niagara Falls has turned black and smelly too

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Source: The Associated Press Niagara Falls has turned black (and smelly too) NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — The water near the base of Niagara Falls turned an alarming shade of black before tourists’ eyes following a foul-smelling discharge from a wastewater treatment plant.The water board for the city of Niagara Falls, New York, says Saturday’s discharge was part of routine maintenance of one of its basins.Video taken from a helicopter shows black-colored water along the Niagara River’s U.S. shoreline below the falls that border the country and Canada. The inky water enveloped the dock for the popular Maid of the Mist tour boats.Officials say the blackish water contained accumulated solids and carbon residue but no organic oils or solvents. They described the odour as “normal sewer water discharge smell.” The board says the discharge was within permitted limits.The black water dissipated by Sunday.center_img Share Tuesday, August 1, 2017 last_img read more