Garda arrest teens after taxi hijacked

first_imgTwitter TWO teensagers have been arrested in Limerick after a taxi was hijacked last Saturday knife and the driver threatened with a knife.  A taxi picked up the two men shortly after 10pm last Saturday night on the St Nessan’s Road and drove to Russel Court but the men instructed the taxi to take them to Sixmilebridge and towards Cratloe Woods.  It is believed that a knife was produced and the driver was threatened and demands were made to be taken back to Limerick city before the taxi driver was ordered out of the car in Dooradoyle and the pair sped off in the car towards Garryowen Rugby Club.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up On Sunday, two teens were arrested and detained at Roxboro Garda station and can be held for a period for questioning under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act. Linkedin Facebook NewsLocal NewsGarda arrest teens after taxi hijackedBy admin – January 28, 2013 728 Advertisementcenter_img Email Print WhatsApp Previous articleSundance award for film on heroic Limerick climberNext articleFirst patients admitted to €35 million critical care unit adminlast_img read more

Action Will Be Taken Against Social Media Platforms Spreading Fake News, Violence; Govt Framing New Guidelines: Law Minister RS Prasad Tells Parliament

first_imgNews UpdatesAction Will Be Taken Against Social Media Platforms Spreading Fake News, Violence; Govt Framing New Guidelines: Law Minister RS Prasad Tells Parliament LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK11 Feb 2021 1:21 AMShare This – xUnion Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has strongly condemned the misuse of social media in the country and has made it clear that strict action will be taken against companies like Facebook and Whatsapp if they’re found to be involved in spreading fake news, violence. Responding to the concerns raised by AAP MP Sushil Kumar Gupta during the question hour in Rajya Sabha on Thursday,…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?LoginUnion Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has strongly condemned the misuse of social media in the country and has made it clear that strict action will be taken against companies like Facebook and Whatsapp if they’re found to be involved in spreading fake news, violence. Responding to the concerns raised by AAP MP Sushil Kumar Gupta during the question hour in Rajya Sabha on Thursday, the Law Minister said, “We respect social media a lot, it has empowered common people. Social media has a big role in Digital India programme. We also respect criticism of Government through social media. However, if social media is misused to spread fake news, violence, then action will be taken.” He informed the House that a platform to bust fake news has been established by the Government. Further, they are revisiting the Intermediary Guidelines and a statement on the same will be laid before the Parliament once a concrete decision is taken thereof. Prasad minced no words in stating that misuse of social media will not be tolerated and the companies will have to abide by Indian Laws, and the Constitution of India. “Be it Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or WhatsApp, I request all of them politely— work in India, you have crores of followers here and we respect that. You also make money but, you will have to abide by Indian laws and the Constitution,” the minister said. He added, “We have flagged Twitter. Our department has engaged with the company…What is the matter that when there is ransacking in US Capitol Hill at Washington, micro-blogging companies stand by police investigation but when Red Fort is breached, the same platforms go against the Indian government? Red Fort is the symbol of our pride. We won’t allow these double standards. Yes, Freedom of speech is a part of the Indian Constitution but the same is subject to reasonable restrictions for maintaining the sovereignty and integrity of India.” Prasad added that these companies operate by framing their own laws in the form of privacy policies. However, if these policies do not respect the Indian laws and Constitution, then they will not be allowed. The remarks assume relevance in the context of recent controversy surrounding Whatsapp’s updated privacy policy of 2020. Also Read: Asked WhatsApp To Review 2021 Privacy Policy’: IT Ministry Informs Parliament The Minister said that the Government believes that privacy is a very important right and even the Supreme Court has held that privacy is a Fundamental Right. He added that the existing gaps in the law for protection of this right will be addressed when the Government comes up with new Guidelines in appropriate time. “This Government is led by leaders who have fought for freedom of individuals, freedom of media and independence of judiciary, particularly during emergency days…our commitment for freedom of media, rights of individuals and independence of Judiciary is complete and total. But we are equally concerned about safety, security and sovereignty of India,” he said. In his concluding remarks, Prasad urged the social media companies to check publication of obscene & violent content on their platforms and take action as per their own guidelines and policies. “Freedom is important but when you abuse it in a manner, showing obscene content, family issues and content to incite super-violent, I would urge the social media- if you have certain internal guidelines, please measure these unbridled exposures on the standards of your own guidelines and take action,” he said.Meanwhile, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has also issued a statement claiming, “Rules are being amended to make social media platforms more responsive and accountable to Indian laws. These Rules will also make digital media platforms to adhere to Code of Ethics.”Next Storylast_img read more

Volunteers urged to rise to the challenge of Annual Sleep Out

first_imgThe North West Simon Community is calling on volunteers to rise to a special challenge to help them continue to prevent and resolve homelessness.The annual ‘Sleep Out for Simon’ fundraiser takes place on Friday 4th of October in Letterkenny, when people will swap their beds for sleeping bags for one night in an effort to raise funds and awareness to tackle homelessness in the local community.Are you thinking about getting involved with your colleagues and/or your local community group? Or are you a business that would like to lend your support?Sign-up today! For further information on exactly how you can help make a difference contact Collette Ferguson, the NW Simon Community Development Officer for Donegal.Call: 087 0552478 or email: [email protected] West Simon Community work to Prevent and Resolve Homelessness throughout Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo. In 2018, the cause provided supported housing, tenancy support, and settlement services, to a total of 371 people.  If you would like to get involved or help, make a difference contact:North West Simon Community9 Riverfront HousePearse RoadLetterkenny 074 9121613www.facebook/  Volunteers urged to rise to the challenge of Annual Sleep Out was last modified: September 17th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Simon Communitysleep outlast_img read more

2017 Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Ag Professionals Conference

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On Feb. 3and 4, nearly 700 of Ohio’s young agriculturalists attended Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Ag Professionals Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Columbus.The Young Ag Professionals (YAP) program is designed for those that share a passion for the farm community, rural living and food safety. This program helps young Farm Bureau members ages 18 to 35 grow personally and professionally through leadership opportunities with the Ohio Farm Bureau.Keynote speaker and Nationwide Board Chairman and Ohio farmer Tim Corcoran challenged the young agricultural professionals to be engaged in Ohio Farm Bureau and spoke of the many opportunities provided by the state’s largest and most inclusive farm organization.“In this day and age you need to be confident, and you need to be humble. It’s the support that you give others that comes back to you several fold,” he said. “I challenge all of you to engage in Farm Bureau. Utilize the (social media) tools you have that most of us can’t get our arms around. You are our hope.”YAP gives the millennial generation the chance to network with industry leaders as well as young farmers and business professionals from Ohio to help broaden their networks. While learning how to make a difference in their own local communities and Farm Bureau, the attendees sat through different workshops, sessions and panel discussions regarding professional development and ag-related issues and topics.Friday was a quick evening that opened up with a trade show for future employers. Following the trade show was a general welcome session hosted by the YAP board members.The Discussion Meet round one also took place on Friday night while the second round was on Saturday. This is an opportunity to create a committee meeting to analyze and problem solve for agricultural related issues.Other keynote speakers also included Tyne Morgan and Ohio Senator Bob Peterson. Morgan, National Reporter for AgDay on RFD-TV, talked about the future of agriculture with the recent election regarding commodity prices, exports and the importance of the Ag community continuing to work together to “harvest the past. Plant the future and continue to defy the odds.”“We’ve (agriculture) got to be one voice. It’s not about organic, nonorganic. When you start talking to one person and another person and another — that’s when you affect change (and change perceptions),” Morgan said.Policymakers want to hear from constituents about the issues that matter most to them and how they affect their lives, said Ohio Sen. Bob Peterson.“We can affect your lives in so many ways and you don’t even know who we are. We are desperate to talk to you,” he said.Peterson, a past Ohio Farm Bureau president, also spoke about the strength and effectiveness of a large grassroots organization like Farm Bureau, saying “When you run alone you run fast; when you run together you run far.”Workshops included:“What’s spiking Phosphorus in Ohio?” Chris Eidson from Brookside Laboratories“Using the Basics: Ag finance to gain farm ownership” Brent Musselman and Joel Oney from Heartland Bank“Artisan Cheese Making at Home” Abbe Turner, Lucky Penny Farms“Beyond Time Management” Lindsay Calvery, American Farm Bureau“Interviewing Tips from a Pro” Cindy Westfall, M-C Farms“Knowing and Understanding Different Types of Farm Leases” Peggy Hall, OSU Extension“Creating More Value with the Same Resources” Mike Kasten, Quality Beef by the Numbers“Beginning tips for CSA” Panel Discussion: Jess Campbell of Carroll Creek Farms, Stephen Kings of Kings Farms Ohio and Jamie Smith of Bluescreek Farm Meats“Getting to Know Farm Bureau” Lindsay Calvert, American Farm Bureau“Understanding Personal Finances” Rebecca Stewart, Bob Smith Nationwide Insurance Agency“Farm Finances 201: How to analyze your business financials” Dakota Everts, Farm Credit Mid America“New Strategies for Maximizing Cover Crop Profitability” Steve Groff, Cover Crop Coaching“Direct Marketing: Growing food, profits and community” Lyndsey Teter, Six Buckets Farm“Federal, State and Local Food Initiatives” Lisa Fugitt Hamler, Ohio Association of Foodbanks“The Art of Negotiating Job Offers” Adam Lohrey, Wilmington College“Intro to Grain Marketing” Matt Bennett, Bennett Consulting“Contract Livestock Feeding: Is it for me” Dale Ricker, OSU Extension“The Art of Home Winemaking” Russ Stewart, Home winemaker“How to Start a Local YAP Group” Panel Discussion: Shane Vetter, Becca Kochler, Ashley Weaver, Jessica Clark and Andrea Bayles“Building your personal brand” Marlene Eick, Herdmark Media The future of agriculture looks bright with the younger generation taking initiatives to stay in-tune with new innovations, media, technology and regulations regarding the industry while also working diligently to grow as professionals and build a network foundation that will make Ohio agriculture stronger and the farm community closer to help bridge the gap between producers and consumers.last_img read more

a month agoArsenal boss Emery full of praise for ‘angry’ Guendouzi

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery full of praise for ‘angry’ Guendouziby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveUnai Emery was full of praise for Matteo Guendouzi after Sunday’s 3-2 comeback win over Aston Villa. Guendouzi marshalled the Gunners midfield, showing an attitude and maturity beyond his 21 years. Speaking after the game, Emery said he was pleased with Guendouzi’s “anger”.He said: “With Matteo, last year when he came here he progressed and he is progressing. Really I like that spirit he has, he has talent but above all his attitude, his energy, his commitment and his behaviour. “He’s one player who is angry when he is not playing but I like that. “I like that player because when they are angry they are asking you to play, when you decide that they play today they know they have a commitment to give what you need and he is one player, he is improving. “I want to be calm with him, he is humble and continuing improving and growing up with us.” last_img read more

Culture Minister: Best Fireworks Show in Jamaica

first_imgKingston, August 11, 2017 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has said the fireworks shows to mark Jamaica’s 55 anniversary of Independence were “frankly, the best fireworks displays ever seen in the Jamaican sky.”The Minister’s assessment was contained in a message read on her behalf by the Acting Permanent Secretary, Dr Janice Lindsay, at the ofcial signing and handing over of the certificate for the fireworks shows at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China on Wednesday (August 9).The Chinese government provided technical assistance for the two fireworks shows — one at the end of the Grand Gala on Sunday and other on Monday at the Kingston waterfront — including materials and technicians.Minister Grange said she was grateful that the Chinese government thought to “honour the people of Jamaica with the gift of these two fireworks shows that added to the spectacle of our proud celebrations.”The Ambassador of China to Jamaica, His Excellency Niu Qingbao, said his government was “impressed by the achievements of Jamaica in 55 years of Independence.”The Ambassador said he was heartened by the warm reception to the fireworks display and that he had noted some cynicism about China’s intentions.Ambassador Niu made it clear that the gift of the fireworks show was “to show friendship with Jamaica” and that “China has no hidden agenda.”last_img read more

Hollywood Blames Critics for Its Movies Being Unimaginative Pieces of Sht

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement The connection between both box office bombs—beyond their susceptibility to water puns—was that they both had also been decimated by a tidal wave of horrendous reviews from critics.READ MORE Twitter This past weekend, two very bad movies came out and no one went to see them. This theoretically should be the most logical sentence ever written. In practice, though, it’s apparently shocking.In what was the worst Memorial Day box office weekend since 1999, the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie—the one that everyone kept forgetting was coming out—got lost somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle, despite riding in on an ostentatious $230 million ship. While certainly not chump change, its $78 million gross is hardly the treasure haul the Johnny Depp franchise, which at its height opened to twice that amount, is used to.And the relentlessly promoted new, raunchy Baywatch comedy starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Zac Efron similarly arrived at the box office like a rotting beached whale. It earned just $28 million over the weekend when pundits had been tracking a debut of $50 million. Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more


center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Breakdown by CityRegional differences are alive and well this summer, with different artists topping the list of most in-demand acts for each major Canadian city.Toronto Top Summer Acts                                    1. Ed Sheeran2. Foo Fighters3. Eagles4. Radiohead5. Harry StylesMontreal Top Summer Acts                                               1. U22. Radiohead3. Shania Twain4. Sam Smith5. Paul SimonVancouver Top Summer Acts                                            1. Harry Styles2. David Byrne3. Jack White4. Tom Jones5. Erasure2018 Top Canadian Festivals                                             With a musically diverse lineup including Foo Fighters, The Weeknd, Lorde, and Neil Young, Quebec City’s Summer Festival tops the list of most in-demand 2018 Canadian music festivals based on ticket sales. The rest of the top five include the always popular Osheaga (number one on last year’s list), Boots and Hearts, and Shambhala festivals:1. Quebec City Summer Festival2. Ever After Music Festival3. Osheaga Music and Arts Festival4. Shambhala Music Festival5. Boots and Hearts Music FestivalStubHub offers the widest selection of tickets to events in 48 countries around the world. Tickets for the summer concert season are available now along with thousands of other events in sports and theater. As always, StubHub backs all listings with its market-leading FanProtect™ Guarantee and fans can use StubHub’s best value feature and price alerts technology to find the perfect seats for any event.About StubHub At StubHub, our mission is simple: help fans find fun. We connect fans with their favorite teams, shows and artists and introduce them to the ones they’ll love next. As the largest ticket marketplace in the world, we enable fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of events, whenever they want, through our desktop and mobile experiences, including our StubHub app for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Android. Offering a superior fan experience at its core, StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. Our industry firsts include the introduction of the first ticketing application, the first interactive seat mapping tool and the first live entertainment rewards program. Our business partners include more than 130 properties in NHL, MLB, NFL, NBA, MLS, CFL and NCAA, plus AEG, AXS and Paciolan. With the acquisition of Ticketbis in August 2016, throughout the world, StubHub provides the total end-to-end event going experience. StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY).  For more information on StubHub, visit or follow @StubHub on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or Twitter (PRNewsfoto/StubHub) Login/Register With: The King of the Six and Canada’s Country QueenThe only Canadians to make the top ten are Drake at number six, and the reigning queen of country Shania Twain at number nine. Last summer, it was The Weeknd, who landed at number eight on StubHub’s list. New Year, New ActsOther than Sheeran, the only other repeating act from last year in the top 10 list is U2, which placed fourth in 2017, but sixth in 2018.last_img read more

Putin calls Russia list hostile as Dems decry no sanctions

first_imgMOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin described a list of his country’s officials and tycoons put together to comply with a U.S. sanctions law as a hostile and “stupid” move spearheaded by President Donald Trump’s political foes, but said Tuesday that the Kremlin would refrain from retaliating for now.A continent away, Democrats in Washington lodged the opposite complaint, charging that Trump had let Putin off the hook. They chastised the president for declining to punish anyone under a part of the sanctions law that was intended to isolate Russia’s defence and intelligence sectors for Moscow’s alleged meddling in the 2016 election.Putin’s reluctance to criticize Trump suggested the Russian leader still harbours hopes for normalizing ties with the United States. At the same time, the blanket list of 210 names — a who’s who of Russian officialdom and business elite — could help him win re-election in March by fueling anti-Western sentiment.Mixing sarcasm and scorn, Putin immediately struck that chord Tuesday, saying that the people the U.S. named control companies employing millions of Russians. The list has spooked rich Russians, who fear it could get them informally blacklisted in the global financial system. But Putin cast the action in Washington as a blow to ordinary people.“All of us, all 146 million, have been put on some kind of list,” he said at a meeting with activists for his election campaign. “Certainly, this is an unfriendly move, which further exacerbates the already strained Russia-U.S. relations and hurts international relations as a whole.”Yet in the U.S. capital, the so-called “Putin list” was greeted with a collective shrug — mocked by some after it was revealed that the Treasury Department had prepared it by simply copying and pasting Forbes’ list of Russians worth $1 billion or more.Instead, Russia hawks and Trump’s opponents were focused on why his administration opted not to punish anybody — at least for now — using new sanctions authority that took effect Monday.“The president of the United States is not taking action to defend this nation,” charged Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, the top ranking Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee. Alluding to potential future election-meddling, Cardin said that if Putin “sees softness in the U.S. resolve, he will do more.”Both requirements — that the U.S. issue a list of powerful Russians and start using sanctions to punish those doing “significant” business with Russian defence and intelligence companies — were included in a law Congress passed last year in response to alleged Russian interference in the U.S. presidential campaign. Trump’s administration had until Monday to take both steps.On the sanctions, though, the administration decided it didn’t need to penalize anyone — including several U.S. allies that have had multibillion-dollar arms deals with Russia in the works — because the threat of sanctions had been enough of a deterrent. The State Department said that through demarches to foreign countries and other diplomatic conversations, the U.S. had scuttled potential deals worth billions of dollars to the Russians.Senior State Department officials declined repeatedly to provide examples or public evidence of any planned sales that will no longer go through. But some of those examples were conveyed to Congress in a classified memo and classified briefings, two individuals familiar with the situation said.One said that the administration had given Congress a list of 10 deals the U.S. believes will not go forward because the sanctions threat had been effective. The officials weren’t authorized to discuss the details and demanded anonymity.“He’s ignoring them and he’s not implementing them, even though they were mandatory,” Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said of Trump and the sanctions.Yet State Department officials emphasized that Monday’s deadline was merely the first date the administration could legally use the new sanctions, suggesting more action could come later. Under fire from Senate Democrats on the same issue, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday that “there will be sanctions that come out of this report.”The sanctions targeting foreigners buying defence products from Moscow are separate from the list of Russian politicians and wealthy businesspeople, who do not face any U.S. sanctions merely for being on that list. Yet some observers said the list could help Putin consolidate his support base by burnishing his image of a strong leader who stands up to a hostile U.S.,“This is a gift to Putin in the context of the presidential campaign,” said Andrei Kolesnikov of the Carnegie Moscow Center.Putin, whose approval ratings top 80 per cent, is set to easily win another six-year term in the March 18 election that would put him on track to become Russia’s longest-serving leader since Josef Stalin. But the Kremlin has been worried about voter apathy that could make his showing less impressive.Notably, Putin pointedly steered clear of criticizing Trump, describing the list as part of U.S. political infighting.“Those who are doing it are focusing mostly on internal politics. They are assailing the U.S. president,” Putin said. He said the Kremlin had pondered possible retaliation while waiting for the list to be announced, but decided to refrain from action.The idea of the seven-page unclassified document, as envisioned by Congress, was to name and shame those believed to be benefiting from Putin’s tenure, as the U.S. works to isolate his government diplomatically and economically. Russia hawks in Congress had pushed the administration to include certain names, while Russian businessmen hired lobbyists to keep them off.The list comprises 114 Russian officials — the whole of Putin’s administration, as listed by the Kremlin on its website, plus the Russian Cabinet, top law enforcement officials and senior executives at state-owned companies. A companion list of 96 “oligarchs” is a carbon copy of Forbes magazine’s Russian billionaires’ rankings, only arranged alphabetically. It makes no distinction between those who owe their fortunes to close ties with the Kremlin and those who don’t. Some of the people on the list have long fallen out of favour with the Kremlin.Officials said more names, including those of less-senior politicians and businesspeople worth less than $1 billion, are on a classified version of the list being provided to Congress. Drawing on U.S. intelligence, the Treasury Department also finalized a list of at least partially state-owned companies in Russia, but that list, too, was classified and sent only to Congress.___Lederman reported from Washington. Nataliya Vasilyeva and Kate de Pury in Moscow and Jill Colvin, Richard Lardner and Martin Crutsinger in Washington contributed.last_img read more