Fergal Keane to deliver keynote lecture at University of Limerick journalism…

first_img TAGSConferenceeducationJournalismLimerick City and CountyNewsuniveristy of limerick Email Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Advertisement TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Print Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat WhatsApp Previous articleNew 33 space car park opened in AdareNext articleLISTEN: Limerick deserve the league and they won it in style Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick on Covid watch list center_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow NewsEducationFergal Keane to deliver keynote lecture at University of Limerick journalism conferenceBy Staff Reporter – April 3, 2019 1023 Facebook Linkedin Fergal Keane, pictured with UL Journalism students at his last visit to the university. Picture: Alan Place/FusionShooters.FERGAL Keane, BBC Africa Editor, will deliver a keynote lecture at a major journalism conference at University of Limerick on Thursday, April 11 as part of theCelebrating 10 Years of [email protected] Conference.The BBC Africa Editor, who is also the new Adjunct Professor of Journalism at UL will give a lecture on ‘Journalism and Democracy under Siege: How Can We Combat the Threat of Fake News and the Rise of Populism’.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Following the lecture, some of the country’s leading journalists and editors, including RTÉ broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan, Irish Independent Editor Fionnán Sheahan, and Irish Times News Editor Mark Hennessy, will hold a panel discussion on the topic.Head of Journalism at the University of Limerick Mary Dundon said that they are delighted to have someone of Fergal Keane’s calibre giving the keynote address at their 10th-anniversary conference.“He is an award-winning journalist who has covered most of the global war zones over the past 28 years and won numerous international awards for his fearless reporting – including an OBE from Queen Elizabeth for his services,“ Ms Dundon said.Mr Keane’s lecture will start at 10.30am on Thursday, April 11 in the GEMSO – 016 lecture hall and it will be followed by the panel discussion with some of the country’s leading journalists and a Q&A session with the audience.In the afternoon, there will be a panel discussion profiling UL’s latest journalism and media academic research. The topic: Journalism, Discourse, and Inequality, will be discussed by: Dr Fergal Quinn; Professor Eoin Devereux; Professor Martin Power, Kathryn Hayes and Audrey Galvin.This will be followed by another panel discussion featuring some of the most success UL journalism graduates including Hilary McGann, CNN; Cillian Sherlock, RTE; Denise Calnan, Irish Independent and Andrew Roberts, The Journal.last_img read more

Profit Margin On COVID Rapid Test Kits On Higher Side : Delhi HC Fixes Price As ₹400 Per Kit, 40% Less Than ICMR Approved Rate [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesProfit Margin On COVID Rapid Test Kits On Higher Side : Delhi HC Fixes Price As ₹400 Per Kit, 40% Less Than ICMR Approved Rate [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK26 April 2020 12:07 AMShare This – xPublic interest must outweigh private gain, the Court observed.Observing that public interest must outweigh private gain, the Delhi High Court has capped the price of the Rapid Test Kits for COVID19 in a dispute between a distributor and an importer of the kits. By noting that 61% profit mark up of such test kits is bit on a higher side, especially at these extraordinary times when economy has reached a standstill and a serious pandemic is upon us,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginObserving that public interest must outweigh private gain, the Delhi High Court has capped the price of the Rapid Test Kits for COVID19 in a dispute between a distributor and an importer of the kits. By noting that 61% profit mark up of such test kits is bit on a higher side, especially at these extraordinary times when economy has reached a standstill and a serious pandemic is upon us, the Single Bench of Justice Najmi Waziri reduced the price of the Rapid Test Kits from ₹600 per kit to ₹400.The order stated :”The Court is of the view that a profit mark-up of Rs. 155/- i.e 61% on the landed cost price of Rs. 245/- is much on the higher side and in any case more than sufficient for the seller, for the kits/tests to be made available in India for urgent extensive tests through the country, especially in these present extraordinary circumstances of the worldwide pandemic. The country is going through an unprecedented medical crisis affecting public order. People have been cloistered in their homes or constrained to stay wherever they were on 24th March 2020. The economy is virtually at a standstill for the last one month. There is an element of disquiet apropos one’s safety. For people to be assured that the pandemic is under  control and for governments to ensure and for agencies engaged in the frontline battle to safeguard people’s health, more kits/tests should be made available urgently at the lowest cost, for carrying out extensive tests throughout the country. Public interest must outweigh private gain. The lis between the parties should give way to the larger public good. In view of the above, the kits/test should be sold at a price not beyond Rs. 400/- per kit/test inclusive of GST”The order was passed in a petition filed by Rare Metabolics, who had agreed to be the sole distributor of COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits imported by Matrix Labs (respondent) from China. There was a dispute regarding non-supply of the imported kits to the petitioner. The importer, Matrix Labs, insisted on upfront payment, whereas the petitioner maintained that the payment can be made only after release of funds by the ICMR.The parties agreed to the selling of kits at Rs.400 per test, which is 40% less than the ICMR approved price of Rs.600 per test. The Court recording the concession made by the parties as follows :”Mr. Jayant Mehta, the learned counsel for the petitioners, states upon instructions, that in the interest of the country he would not pursue the matter any further and would give up all further claims, in the case if the importer undertakes to sell the product at not more than Rs.400/- each, inclusive of GST. Indeed, both parties agree to the principle public interest should be paramount and the tests should be made available to the general public at the lowest cost possible. Mr Nagrath, the learned counsel for the respondent submits, that the respondent is ready to and undertakes to supply the kits/tests at Rs.400/- each, plus GST i.e. at 40% lesser than the ICMR approved rate, directly to any Government or its agency or private entity duly approved to carry out these tests”On 25th March, the Petitioner had expressed a desire to get one million SARS COV-2 Antibody Test Kits from China, and the Respondent agreed to import the same. Subsequently, on 27-28th March, ICMR had placed an order for the supply of 5 lakh test kits from the Petitioner at a rate of ₹600/per kit. Of the said order for 5 lakh tests kits, 2.76 lakh have already been delivered to ICMR and the remaining 2.24 lakh tests are expected to be delivered very shortly. It was informed to the court that the said consignment is likely to land in India in the next 24 hours, subject to prioritisation by the Government of India. Therefore, the Petitioner moved the court seeking the release of remaining Rapid Test Kits and other COVID related materials by the Respondent, so that further supplies can be made to the ICMR as per the agreement. The Petitioner argued that according to the bi-partite agreement the material cannot be distributed in India, except through Rare Metabolics, which has already paid Rs. 12.75 crores to the respondent and this amount covers the cost of import of 5 lakh tests at the rate of USD 3 per test and the freight cost. On 17 April, a consignment of 2.76 lakh test kits was delivered to ICMR, the payment for which is still awaited. According to ICMR, such payments are to be paid after the tests after having met the requisite standards set by it. It was the Petitioner’s case that the moment payment is received, it will be immediately remitted to the Respondent. The latter, however, argued that the import was on the understanding between the parties that there would be 100% upfront payment, especially with regards to the consignment for ICMR. The Respondent also informed the court that it had received an order for supply of 50,000 kits/tests, from the Tamil Nadu Government , through an intermediary dealer Shan Biotech and Diagnostics, at the ICMR approved rate of ₹600/- per test. Of this order, 24,000 has been supplied and 26,000 more are to be supplied.Having regard to the pandemic situation, the Court passed the following directions in the facts of the case :Having regard to the pandemic situation, the Court ordered : a. 2.24 lakh tests shall be delivered to ICMR, the moment it lands into India b. The total invoice value raised by the Respondent-importer upon Petitioner is a total of ₹21 crore. The Respondent has received ₹12.75 crores. The balance amount of ₹8.25 crores shall be first paid to the importer before any monies received from ICMR by Petitioner is adjusted for any other purpose. Such monies shall be paid to the respondent within 24 hours of it coming into the petitioner’s bank account. While understating the gravity of public interest involved in this case, the Respondent importer agreed to supply the kits/tests at ₹400/- each, plus GST i.e. at 40% lesser than the ICMR approved rate, directly to any Government or its agency or private entity duly approved to carry out these tests. After talking such submissions on record, and the fact that the public interest has to prevail over private profit, the court directed that from the other 5 lakhs kits/tests, 50,000 shall be excluded for the State of Tamil Nadu and the remaining 450,000 would be available to the Respondent to be disposed-off in terms of the above, directly to any Government or governmental agency or any private entity which has received due approval to carry out such tests. Advocates Jayant Mehta & Anshumaan Sahni, appeared for the petitioner.Advocates Amitabh Chaturvedi, Jeevesh Nagrath,  Sangeeth Mohan & Chandan Dutta appeared for the respondent.Click here to download orderRead Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Scandal in BiH’s Football Federation: SIPA Police interrogated more than 500 People for Match Fixing

first_imgThe State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA) interrogated 500 people during the “Var” investigation to find out who all participated in the fixture of the Federal and country’s Premier League matches.As a result, SIPA arrested 12 people in November, Avaz news portal learned. According to Avaz, this police agency, which, according to the order of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH, has been working on the case, signed a report yesterday on abuse of office, receiving gifts and other forms of benefit, which the suspects have been charged with.The sources claim that this is a serious investigation, leading to the very top in the BiH Football Federation, and so far, 15 people are suspected.An investigation by the Prosecutors Office, with the assistance of SIPA members, has already established a well-founded suspicion that persons arrested, including Vladimir Dominkovic, Anto Biljko, Kenan Bajraktarevic, Ilija Zivkovic and Fuad Zahirovic, have committed crimes for which are charged, which is bribery.The same applies to those arrested and released to defend themselves, including Salem Prolic, Irfan Duric, Haris Poprzenovic, Mirza Kazlagić, Marko Brezović, Marija Grgic and Ante Kobas. The suspects include two state judges, which prompted an investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH. Testimonies were also given by the owners of individual clubs, and the invitation was addressed to Azmir Husic, owner of Tuzla City Soccer Club. He is still based in the United States of America.However, he told Avaz on Tuesday that he did not receive any call and did not make any statements at SIPA, although the agency received different information from which he was heard as a witness.Dozens of other sports directors of clubs from Travnik, Mostar, Gabela, Novi Travnik, Banovic gave statements as well.Recently, the Prosecution has expanded its investigation to several other persons, but no names are being discussed at this time.Some could be key Prosecution witnesses. Prosecution documents clearly state that “the suspects committed the offenses by requiring the administrations of clubs competing in the FBiH League One to give away gifts, in turn, by acting in accordance with their capacity, to influence the outcome of the matches”.According to SIPA evidence and official records generated by the suspects’ tracking, it was determined exactly who and where the suspects gave the money to the beneficiaries to benefit from the results.Judges Zivkovic and Bajraktarevic were delegated by Dominković and controlled by Zahirovic. They took and distributed 10,000 BAM from undercover SIPA investigators. SIPA has already filmed judges taking bribes but from undercover investigator.last_img read more


first_imgMaxi Curran (right) in his days with the Donegal management team.FORMER Donegal senior squad mentor Maxi Curran is the new manager of St Eunan’s senior football team, the club has announced.Following a day of speculation and rumours in Letterkenny, St Eunan’s confirmed the appointment.Maxi brings a great deal of experience to the position having been part of Jim McGuinness’ backroom team between 2010 – 2013 when Donegal won 2 Ulster SFC titles, 1 Ulster U21 title and of course the historic All-Ireland SFC crown won in 2012. He has also managed the Donegal U21’s since 2012 as well as being involved with several club sides both here in Donegal and further afield over the better part of the last decade.Said a club spokesman: “We know that he will bring great expertise to the job and a hunger to do well. Maxi is currently putting together his backroom team and we wish him every success.“We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Eamon O’Boyle for his hard work and dedication over the last two years where he delivered another Senior Championship for the club as part of the management team with Michael McGeehin and Brendan Devenney and two All County League Div. 1 titles and we wish him well in the future.”  MAXI CURRAN IS NEW BOSS OF ST EUNAN’S SENIOR TEAM was last modified: January 7th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalMaxi Currannew managerSt Eunan’s GAA clublast_img read more

Photos: Stephen Curry sells Alamo mansion

first_img … Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry has sold his Alamo, Calif. mansion for $6.3M, reports the Los Angeles Times.Click here if viewing from a mobile device.Curry purchased the estate in 2016 for $5.775M. The 10,290 square foot home boasts a main house with five bedroom suites and a guest house with sauna. The main house includes a media/billiard room and library among many other amenities. The 1.5-acre property also has an infinity-edge pool, manicured gardens and a six-car garage.last_img

Steven Duggar’s injury creates a new challenge for Giants’ front office

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — When Steven Duggar jammed his left shoulder into the outfield grass while making a diving catch on Wednesday, the Giants outfielder feared the worst.“When I landed, I kind of felt like it was something a little bit serious,” Duggar said. “It was a Grade 3 (sprain) and we’re still deciding what to do.”Duggar did not damage his rotator cuff or the labrum he tore last August that required season-ending surgery, but he did suffer a significant sprain of the AC joint in his left …last_img

Profiling Hackers: Defining the Good, Bad, and Ugly Personas

first_imgBrad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. Leveraging Big Data that Data Websites Should T… It’s easy to put all hackers in one box. In reality, there are a few types of hackers — some good, some bad. And, yes, some ugly in terms of what they do. While you are used to hearing about those hackers that steal your personal and payment data, there are ethical hackers out there working to protect that very same data.To better understand what’s going on with data, it’s good to know what each type of hacker looks like and what they do.Hat HackersLet’s start with the good guys — the white hat hackers. Hired to protect an organization, these ethical hackers look for breaches and potential vulnerabilities in an organization’s systems where a hacker with bad intentions can get to data.Blue hackers are also on the side of good. They are hired to test software that’s been developed but not released to the public. These hackers are looking for bugs that can be addressed prior to launch so that those bugs don’t create vulnerabilities for other hackers to later exploit.Gray hat hackers are just as they sound — they exist in that gray area between good an bad. They are looking to challenge their own hacking abilities but don’t necessarily want to take anything from those they are able to hack. They seek out vulnerabilities without specifically being asked by companies like white and blue hackers do.Then there are black hat hackers, which are just like they sound. With nothing but malicious results in mind, these hackers are out to profit from their hacking. They steal other people’s data to make money by selling it or using it themselves.Other Types of HackersBeyond the hat hackers, there are other types of hackers out there with their own objectives.First, there’s the hacktivist. To make a statement, they thrive on daring behavior that gets them noticed. They use public cyberattacks as a platform for social or political activism.Next, there are script kiddies that are just looking to create mayhem and confusion. They are relatively new to hacking so do little than use existing hacking methods to deface websites. Think of them as graffiti artists for the cyber environment.Hacker MethodsThere are many methods hackers use to test and identify vulnerabilities that let them get to the desired data. The first is a penetration test, which stimulates a cyber attack to see what might happen. A network penetration test focuses on potential vulnerabilities in firewalls, routers, and any other point in a network. Web application penetration tests pursue client- and server-side aspects of web applications. Wireless networks also have their own penetration test.Other methods include software tests that identify bugs and other vulnerabilities in software programs and apps. There are unit, integration, and functional software tests that hackers use.Stay VigilantWith so much at stake with the amount of personal data that is now shared and the accountability that falls on companies that accept this data, this is the time to stay vigilant and understand the threat is out there as well as the methods these hackers use to get what they want.To learn more about hackers, check out this infographic from King University Online. AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Tags:#Hacker Methods#Hacker’s List#hackers#Hats of Hackers Related Posts How Data Analytics Can Save Lives Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…last_img read more