Amid acute water shortage, the Gujarat government is to launch a month-long campaign from May 1, the State’s Foundation Day, to revive waterbodies in the State. Tasks such as deepening ponds, desilting reservoirs and check dams, cleaning and repairing Narmada canal networks, and implementing rainwater harvesting projects in urban areas will be undertaken under the Sujalam Sufalam Water Conservation Initiative, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Sunday. “Development gets hampered due to water scarcity,” he told reporters in Gandhinagar. The government has invited NGOs, public at large and corporates to join the efforts to revive and rejuvenate waterbodies and water sources ahead of the monsoon. “We call for public participation through manpower, machinery and money. District Collectors will coordinate the projects and reimburse funds to participants,” Mr. Rupani said.
Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I didn’t expect that we’re going to win in three sets but of course, my expectation was we are going to win,” said BaliPure head coach Roger Gorayeb. “Regardless of how many sets, the important thing is to make the finals.”And it took a collective effort for the Water Defenders to reach the championship round anew with Jasmine Nabor orchestrating the offense with 44 excellent sets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsNabor’s playmaking distributed the scoring load to three spikers with Jerrili Malabanan, Grethcel Soltones and Aiko Urdas all finishing in double-digits.Malabanan wound up with 15 points while Soltones and Urdas had 13 and 12 points, respectively. Philippines stuns China to open 2017 Fiba Asia Cup bid Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul The Water Defenders, who forced a deciding Game 3 following a five-set win on Sunday, set up a best-of-three showdown with the Pocari Sweat Lady Warriors beginning on Saturday.The Lady Warriors rallied past the Air Force Lady Jet Spikers in the other sudden-death earlier.The Cool Smashers were 4-0 without Valdez and 8-0 overall entering Games 2 and 3 of their best-of-three semifinals showdown with the Water Defenders.“If Alyssa’s inside, that’s already a minimum of 20 points. If she’s playing good [she’ll score] 25, 29 [points]. We do not look at this as Alyssa’s not there. We just have to play to the best of our ability.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBaliPure knocked off top seed Creamline, 25-22, 27-25, 25-23, in a do-or-die for the lasr finals slot in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Wednesday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Cool Smashers played without their superstar Alyssa Valdez for the sixth straight game but still, the absence of the former Ateneo spiker can’t take anything away from how the Water Defenders played.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
SRK praised KareenaKareena Kapoor has not stopped smiling ever since she was publicly appreciated by Shah Rukh Khan on Twitter.Impressed with her level of commitment towards the film Ra. One, Shah Rukh Khan recently praised Kareena on the micro blogging site. SRK tweeted: “Finished the last few bits of Ra. One with Kareena. Want to thank her for working so hard and fast she was such a sport.” “Kareena was born to act. She is a natural; she has no craft, grammar or process attached to her acting. She is gifted with a great sense of cinema that I have seen only in Kajol other than her. Move her from the sets of Golmaal to a Jab We Met to a Chameli on the same day, and Bebo will fit into them all,” says director Karan Johar.
About the dwindling crowd in Test cricket, Tendulkar About the dwindling crowd in Test cricket, Tendulkar blamed lack of rivalry in the longest format that has caused the interest in the sport not to forget the emergence of Twenty20. “When we grew up we had rivalries like Sunil Gavaskar vs Imran Khan, Viv Richards vs Jeff Thomson and then (Brian) Lara vs Glenn McGrath or Steve Waugh vs Curtly Ambrose. West Indies team in 80s and 90s generated interest. “The target then was to beat the West Indies. Australia were an incredible team. Nine world class and if 3-4 could close the game. That is missing,” he lamented. Asked what could be a solution, Tendulkar said: “Look we went to England in 2014 and lost the series. Now England are down in this series and since 2014, they have lost a couple of players. “My suggestion is to have back to back matches against same the side home and away. Let us play two Tests in India and then two Tests in England. Same set of players but different venues. Obviously there will be some changes in terms of form and injuries but core will be same. That will be a fair contest.” He was all praise for the current Indian team led by Virat Kohli. “This team reminds me of our times between 2000-2011. They have a quality pace and spin attack. We believe that it is the best team in the world. Soon rest of the world will follow us.” Tendulkar, who has been promoting Olympic Sports, also spoke about some discussions he has had with Sports Authority of India to popularise various events. “During IPL, we can have athletics events and then during ODIs when you have packed houses. That will also encourage the athletes.” PTI KHS PM KHSadvertisement
With India comfortably winning both the warm-up matches of the Champions Trophy, wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik feels that the Men in Blue have got what was required out of the two practice games and are heading into the tournament feeling “fairly confident”.The Men in Blue were at their menacing best in all the departments in the two practice games against New Zealand and Bangladesh.While bowlers came to fore in the first game against the Black Caps where they bundled out a strong batting line up of Kiwis for just 189 and won the match by 45 runs through D/L method, it was an all-round performance with some solid batting backed up by hostile opening spell from pacers that helped India embarrass Bangladesh by 240 runs in the second warm-up game.Among batsmen, Karthik made a strong case for a middle-order slot with a stylish 94 off 77 balls.Karthik, who got out for a duck in the first warm-up match against New Zealand, made full use of the opportunity in the second game as he tore apart the Bangladeshi attack in his 77-ball knock which was studded with 8 fours and a six.The 31-year-old, along with Shikhar Dhawan (60) and Hardik Pandya (80*), helped India post a gigantic 324-6 in their 50 overs which the Indian bowlers defended with precision.Chasing the target of 325, Bangladesh bowed down before the Indian pace-attack and were bundled out for mere 84 runs in just 23.5 overs.Apart from Mehedi Hasan (24), Sunzamul Islam (18) and Mushfiqur Rahim (13), none of the Bangladeshi batsmen could stand the hostile fast bowling of the Indian pacers, especially Bhuvaneshwar kumar (3/13 in five overs) and Umesh Yadav (3/13 in five overs).advertisementBoth the pacers wrecked havoc on the Bangladeshi batsmen and it was such a sorry state of affairs for the minnows that they were 22-6 after eight overs.Apart from the duo, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya also chipped in with a wicket each.”I was really nervous in the first game. He (Kohli) was just talking to me and trying to ease me out, but it really didn’t work. I was getting beaten every ball and I was feeling a little embarrassed out there,” said Karthik after the match on Tuesday.”But today, I felt there’s an opportunity for me to trust myself and showcase my skills and so I enjoyed myself a little more,” he added.The wicketkeeper-batsman further said, “Whatever is required out of the practices matches, we have got that. In terms of batting and bowling, most of us have batted and most of the bowlers have bowled.””We have ticked a lot of boxes and I think we are going into the tournament feeling fairly confident. At the same time not overconfident.”India won the last Champions Trophy in 2013 and head into the marquee event as favourites after a hugely successful home season with 10 Test wins.The Men in Blue are number one in the Test rankings after series victories over New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Australia, and would hope to carry that form into the Champions Trophy.The Virat Kohli-led side will begin their title defence with the much anticipated clash against Pakistan on June 4 at Edgbaston, Birmingham.Talking about the same, “We are very much excited for the India-Pakistan match. We don’t get to play Pakistan too many times these days, so whenever we do play a match, it’s always great fun and great challenge.””These are the memories you make as a sportsmen. I am really looking forward to that match.””There’s always pressure on players of both the sides. So, it’s going to be a great opportunity for both the teams to play the best cricket they can,” he added.While Pakistan hold a 2-1 lead over their fierce rivals and neighbours in the Champions Trophy, it is India who have won 10 out of the 11 contests at the World Cup and World T20 tournaments between the two sides.Earlier, it always used to be Pakistan’s bowling versus Indian batting. But the kind of bowling attack India has at present, the Men in Blue definitely hold the edge over Pakistan.When asked about the same, Karthik said, “When it comes to India-Pakistan match, its all about who can handle the pressure better. Whichever team handles the pressure in a better way-holds the edge.””I am sure it will be a great game of cricket.There’s so much hue and cry about it. You cannot run away from it but as a player, you need to channelize your vision and need to focus on the match. Everybody need to showcase what their skill is. And it doesn’t matter who your opponent is,” he added.advertisementAfter the clash against Pakistan, India will face Sri Lanka and South Africa on June 8 and June 11 respectively.Squad : Virat Kohli (capt), R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ajinkya Rahane, Umesh Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammed Shami
Jofra Archer is a bowler who even India skipper Virat Kohli rates as the X-factor’ for favorites England as the 2019 World Cup gets underway on Thursday. But behind the joy and feeling of accomplishment, to have made it into the England squad for the showpiece event is days of hardship and hard work for Archer. He wasn’t picked in the provisional squad and was only included after some quality spells in the series against Pakistan in the lead-up to the World Cup. Not to forget former England players backing his inclusion.Speaking to IANS, Archer said that the best part is that he has been welcomed into the dressing room and nothing else matters. Having played with a few of the English players in the Indian Premier League — Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes — also helped as far as the latest pace sensation is concerned.”It’s been incredibly welcoming and I’ve felt a part of the team straight away. I think it’s helped to go into the room where I’ve played IPL cricket with a few guys. I’ve been made to feel like the guys are happy to have me there, so I’m happy.”It seems pretty whirlwind. I had it quite tough when I first arrived here, I took a big chance and you’re not guaranteed that it’ll pay off. With playing for England, I’d set myself for a seven-year wait. To be here now, it seems very much worth the wait,” he explained.The Indian bowling attack is one which has been the most talked about going into this World Cup and asked to pick one bowler in the Indian set-up who has impressed him the most or someone who he feels he can emulate or learn a trick or two from, the tearaway pacer decides to bowl the perfect googly. He picks none other than India pacer Ishant Sharma. While Ishant has been the pace spearhead in Test cricket for India, he has failed to break into the limited-overs team. But Archer fancies the lanky India fast bowler.advertisement”Ishant spent last summer with us at Sussex and he pretty much reminds me of myself. He swings the ball in and doesn’t swing it away too much, so I think both of us are the same as he is also tall. So, if I wanted to be an Indian bowler it probably would be Ishant,” he smiled.While getting selected into the English side is one thing, performing on the big stage will be a different ball game. But Archer believes that playing in front of the packed crowds in the IPL will help boost his confidence.”It really has to be the most people I have played in front of. More people than Big Bash, BPL, etc. I think it really challenges your skills as there is a lot of pressure and you have a lot of quality players and you can’t take anything for granted,” he pointed.With Kohli calling him the “X-factor” and him saying he would want to dismiss Kohli in this tournament, are there any special tricks up his sleeves to counter the run-machine or some of the other star players across teams, Archer refuses to divulge much.”You just got to keep practicing and believe in your abilities and skills. Sometimes it can be the day of the batsman as they are also good players and you have to understand that,” he signed off.Also Read | PCB offers to host Sri Lanka for Tests in PakistanAlso Read | New Zealand vs West Indies Highlights, CWC 2019 Warm-Up MatchAlso See
zoom Spanish Maritime Safety Agency (Salvamento Maritimo) has sent out one airplane, one helicopter, and two ships to perform aerial survey and minimize the effects of an oil spill caused by the 2,320 TEU container ship Nele Maersk some 78 miles off the Catalan coast. The crew of Nele Maersk reported the incident in the evening hours of September 8, describing it as ”an accidental spillage during a routine operation of fuel transfer between tanks.”The 2000-built Nele Maersk and its crew of 21 were en route from Algeciras, Spain to the Italian Port of Genoa when the spill occurred.Salvamento Maritimo reported the incident to the Port of Genoa and the relevant authorities in Denmark, the flag of which Nele Maersk sails under.World Maritime News Staff
Le fait d’être exposé à un emploi aide les élèves à faire des choix de carrière et leur montre quelles sont les compétences recherchées par les employeurs. C’est pourquoi les élèves de la 9e année rendent visite aux lieux de travail à l’échelle de la province, aujourd’hui 7 novembre, dans le cadre de la journée Invitons nos jeunes au travail. « Les élèves me disent qu’ils veulent de bons emplois qui leur permettront de travailler et de vivre chez eux, a dit Ramona Jennex, ministre de l’Éducation. Peu importe leurs plans futurs, l’expérience d’un lieu de travail réel dans leur propre communauté est une excellente façon d’encourager la planification de carrière. » Le plan provincial Priorité aux jeunes et à l’apprentissage, qui vise à aider chaque élève à réussir, établit des liens entre l’apprentissage et le milieu de travail en ce qui a trait à préparer les élèves néo-écossais à obtenir de bons emplois et à devenir de bons citoyens. Au premier et au deuxième cycles du secondaire, les élèves apprennent quelles sont les options de carrière, quels sont les facteurs qui influencent les choix de carrière et comment planifier leur carrière. « Je vais visiter CSC Corporate Domains à Yarmouth parce que je m’intéresse à l’enregistrement des noms de domaine en ligne », a dit André Cormier, un élève de St. Mary’s Bay Academy à Weymouth. « C’est le lieu de travail de mon père et je crois que l’expérience m’apprendra ce que je dois connaître de ce domaine. Je suis content d’avoir cette possibilité en 9e année car je pourrai maintenant choisir des cours au deuxième cycle du secondaire qui correspondent à la description de cet emploi. » Les élèves du deuxième cycle du secondaire en Nouvelle-Écosse ont maintenant la chance d’en apprendre davantage au sujet des options de carrière, en classe et dans la communauté, grâce à des programmes tels que le programme coop dans les métiers spécialisés, le programme Options et opportunités et le nouveau crédit de développement personnel. Ces programmes aident un plus grand nombre d’élèves à acquérir des compétences polyvalentes, par exemple la résolution de problèmes et l’éthique du travail, qui sont recherchées par les employeurs.
Kolkata: In order to further reduce use of imported coal by power producers, state-run miner Coal India Ltd (CIL) on Monday urged power utilities, which are importing the fuel for blending, to avail higher grade of coal from its subsidiaries as a mean of import substitution. According to the miner, it is offering state power generation companies, which are major importers of coal, 4.5 million tonnes (mt) of high GCV (gross calorific value) coal from Eastern Coalfields Ltd (ECL). Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents “The miner has also created an exclusive window of auction called aSpecial Forward e-Auction’ for power sector to enable the plants not having FSAs (fuel supply agreements) with CIL, to secure domestic coal. It allocated 27 mt of coal through this window in 2018-19,” an official said. According to it, coal imports by power sector were 79.44 mt in 2013-14, mainly on account of “less availability of domestic coal”. It claimed that “outcome-oriented” production plans, daily monitoring of production and despatch and other concerted efforts were “put in place” to meet requirements of power sector through domestic coal. Also Read – World suffering ‘synchronized slowdown’, says new IMF chief “The CIL production had been increased by 145 mt during the last 5 years in comparison to increase of 59 mt only, during the preceding 5 years. This helped coal based power generation grow by 7.6 per cent during the last 5 years,” the miner said. AHowever, the coal import by power sector has reduced by about 17 mt from 79.44 mt in 2013-14 to 61.65 MT in 2018-19. CIL’s despatch to power sector had increased by 134 mt between the financial year 2013-14 to FY 2018-19.
Rabat – Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf, the young Saharawi who was held against her will in the Tindouf camps in Algeria, managed to escape from the camps on Tuesday, according to El Mundo.As soon as she left the camps, the young Spanish citizen took refuge in the Spanish consulate in Algiers. She is expected to return to Spain later today.Mahjouba retrieved her freedom with the help of a group of friends who drove her by car from the Tindouf camps to an Algerian gendarmerie located outside of the camps, according to Spanish website 20minutos.es. The 23-year old woman was held by her biological parents since last August. Mayhuba, who was born in the Tindouf camps, settled in Spain in 1999 after she was adopted by a Spanish couple. In 2002 she became Spanish citizen. Ever since she has been visiting her family every summer.The young woman was supposed to return home on August 18, but few days before her return, her biological family told her that she would never go back and they locked her. They also stripped her of her phone, though they allowed her to use it for some days in order to communicate with her family in Spain.The case has also been widely denounced by Spanish civil society who pressured the Spanish government to take the necessary steps in order to help the Mahyuba retrieve her freedom.A petition has been addressed to the Spanish Ministry of foreign affairs in order to take the necessary steps toward bringing the young woman to back to Spain.
“Since the poor suffer most from the degradation of their land, air, water and biological resources, we must address these critical links between poverty, environment and energy that will make or break our efforts to achieve sustainable development and the [UN Millennium Development Goals],” said UNDP Administrator Mark Malloch Brown.UNDP said its Capacity 2015 programme aimed to help developing countries and countries in transition build their capacities to implement Agenda 21, the blueprint for sustainable development that the Johannesburg Summit seeks to revitalize, and achieve the Goals at the local level.Among the activities the agency has scheduled for the Summit, which opens on Monday in Johannesburg, South Africa, is the UNDP Partnerships Initiatives. The programme will explore communities’ role in sustainable development and launch a series of new UNDP-led strategic partnerships that cut across the Summit framework issues of water, energy, health, agriculture and biodiversity.Sweden, France and UNDP will also launch the International Task Force on Global Public Goods to help clarify the concept and make recommendations to policy makers and other stakeholders on how to provide for and finance them.Meanwhile, an interactive panel will provide recommendations on improving water governance, a crucial global issue for improving health and productivity and reducing poverty. UNDP Goodwill Ambassador and Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer is scheduled to participate.
Redshirt-senior Logan Stieber reacts after winning his 4th consecutive NCAA title by beating Edinboro’s Mitchell Port in the 141-pound championship match during the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on March 21 in St. Louis. Credit: Courtesy of TNSThe Heisman Trophy of the wrestling world was announced on Monday and Ohio State’s redshirt-senior Logan Stieber took home the hardware.Stieber was awarded the Dan Hodge Trophy after finishing a collegiate career that saw him become just the fourth wrestler to win four national championships. He also led the Buckeyes to their first-ever team national title this season.With a 119-3 record, including a 29-0 stint as a senior, the Monroeville, Ohio, native said the award given by WinMagazine and The Culture House was something he’s always wanted to win.“Growing up, the first college match I saw was Cael Sanderson winning his fourth title,” Stieber said in a press release. “I knew the Hodge Trophy was the biggest and best award so I wanted to win it. To now be in that group is very humbling and I’m proud to have won it.”Criteria for the award includes a wrestler’s record, number of pins, dominance on the mat, past credentials, quality of competition as well as sportsmanship and citizenship.Stieber finished his senior campaign with 22 of his 29 wins coming via bonus points, including 10 pins, eight technical falls and four major decisions.Tom Ryan, who has coached Stieber at OSU for four years, said he believed his wrestler could accomplish all he has and didn’t expect otherwise.“As soon as last season ended, I met with him,” Ryan said in the release. “We discussed that the pinnacle of the sport would be to win four titles, winning the Hodge and winning the national team championship. Those were the three things we discussed. The fact that he led the team to a title, won his fourth and now won the Hodge is an awesome end to his career.”Stieber is the second wrestler to win the Junior Hodge Trophy, which is given to the top high school wrestler in the country, as well as the Hodge Trophy. Stieber was a four-time Ohio State champion in high school before heading to OSU.The Hodge Trophy was first given in 1995 and is named after Dan Hodge, a former wrestler who went 46-0 in his college career and was a three-time NCAA champion at the University of Oklahoma.Stieber is also the first Buckeye to win four Big Ten titles. His first two NCAA titles came at 133 pounds in 2012 and 2013 and a third at 141 pounds in 2014.Stieber was also named the NCAA’s Most Dominant Wrestler and the NWCA Most Outstanding Wrestler this season.
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Region Two farmers are set to benefit from the construction of a relief structure at Good Hope, Essequibo Coast.Region Two Chairman Devanand RamdattRegion Two Regional Chairman, Devanand Ramdatt, was quoted by GINA, today, as saying that construction will be done this year.“The importance of that project (Good Hope relief structure), will reduce the amount of water that is wasted as well as better regulate it once the structure is implemented at the earliest,” Ramdatt added.The Regional Chairman highlighted that water management and drainage and irrigation are critical factors to agriculture and necessary for suitable crop and livestock production.Ramdatt said that the Regional Administration will also construct a number of regulators and sluices in other areas and that a number of the region’s drainage and irrigation pumps will be maintained. Ramdatt said the workforce in the RDC will be handling most of the projects instead of contract workers.The Region’s major drainage problem is the heavy deposit in the drainage outfall channels between Devonshire Castle and La Union, including Hampton Court, Lima, Anna Regina, Three Friends, Taymouth Manor and Capoey. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related$34M speed boat landing for Supenaam stelling in the pipeline- Regional ChairmanJanuary 12, 2018In “latest news”Flooding halts Christmas Celebrations in Region 2December 26, 2016In “Environment”Rice farmers call for establishment of development bank to ease burdenFebruary 27, 2017In “Local News”
It’s a case, it’s a power supply, and it has a kickstand. There’s so much to love in the Dexim Super Juice Power Case for the iPhone 4. The case hides a lithium polymer battery that can extend your talk time by 6 hours, your video or game time by 10 hours, and your audio playing time by 40 hours. It comes with a micro USB cable that lets you charge while you synchronize the data with your Windows or Mac PC.It’s also a handy case if you’re just watching videos. The included kickstand will hold your iPhone 4 at just the right angle. Dexim isn’t revealing the price right now, but the site says Dexim gear can be found at a Target, AT&T, or Brookstone stores.
Vera Twomey to march in Cork as Ava’s ear infection brings on seizure Today’s march in Macroom is ahead of a larger one in Dublin on Wednesday. By Rónán Duffy Share257 Tweet Email Saturday 25 Mar 2017, 7:30 AM VERA TWOMEY AND her supporters will be marching in Macroom today ahead of another protest at the Dáil in Dublin on Wednesday.The Cork mother has been campaigning for a new cannabis-based medication for her daughter Ava who suffers from a rare form of epilepsy.Twomey told TheJournal.ie that Ava had another seizure this week after contracting an ear infection.Today’s march begins at the Dunnes Stores car park in Macroom at about 1.30pm and will proceed towards the town’s square.It is being organised by friends of the Twomey family and the Facebook event page calls for people to bring “placards, banners and your voice”.On Wednesday, Twomey will return to the Dáil for another protest just over three weeks after completing her protest march to the same location.Vera Twomey wants her daughter to have access to a cannabis-based product containing THC.Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the substance in cannabis which gives the high but at low levels has been shown to be useful treating conditions such as Ava’s.Ava Twomey is already being treated using cannabis-based CBD oil.The child was taken to her GP this week after an ear infection brought on another seizure.“My daughter is non-verbal, so its very, very hard to tell exactly how she feels about her seizures,” Twomey said.“A seizure is a frightening experience and once a person comes out of a seizure you are depending on the people around you to protect you.”Read: Using a wheelchair, Vera Twomey nears the end of her trek to Dublin for her daughter >Read: Vera Twomey has made it to Tipperary as she walks 260km from Cork to the Dáil for her daughter > http://jrnl.ie/3305055 Short URL Mar 25th 2017, 7:30 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Twomey during her Cork-Dublin walk. Image: Facebook Image: Facebook 47 Comments Twomey during her Cork-Dublin walk. 12,484 Views
Share143 Tweet Email1 19 Comments Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie Second investigation launched into Tusla over ‘large volume’ of privacy breaches The Data Protection Commission previously uncovered a string of failings at the State agency. https://jrnl.ie/4517740 18.02.18 The government wants to exempt itself from the EU’s new hardcore data protection rules – but why? A false claim that McCabe sexually abused a girl remained on his record for several years. This was later investigated at the Disclosures Tribunal as part of the judicial probe into a garda smear campaign against the whistleblower.The Data Protection Commission found the child and family agency hadn’t properly planned for how to handle the volume of data involved in its casework when it was set up in 2014.It uncovered evidence of “multiple and overlapping volumes of individual case files”, where no discernible ‘master file’ could be found and there was no formal trail to show who had accessed the documents.Tusla has also been the target of separate allegations recently that it has failed to put in place an independent data protection officer – a key decision-maker who ensures the organisation is abiding by GDPR.Lobby group Digital Rights Ireland claimed Tusla’s data protection officer was part of the office of the agency’s chief executive, a potential conflict of interest banned under the EU regulations.Tusla had not responded to a request for comment at the time of publication. Feb 28th 2019, 6:21 PM Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie By Peter Bodkin Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Friday 1 Mar 2019, 12:05 AM 17,751 Views THE DATA PROTECTION Commission has opened its second inquiry into Tusla in less than two years after a string of breaches were uncovered at the child and family agency. The data watchdog decided to launch the probe due to what it described as the “large number” and potential seriousness of the breaches revealed at the State body.It is one of the commission’s first official investigations into a government department or agency since the introduction of the EU’s tough new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May.TheJournal.ie understands that Tusla recorded dozens of data breaches between the new laws being implemented and the launch of the investigation in late December.Many of the breaches reported by Tusla relate to the special category of personal data that includes details of identifiable individuals’ sexual history, health information and beliefs.They come despite the agency producing an ‘action plan’ in April last year to fix a string of failings unearthed in a previous Data Protection Commission investigation.The fresh inquiry will investigate whether Tusla has put in place proper organisational and technical controls to prevent the illegal disclosure of sensitive information.The commission’s new powers under GDPR allow it to levy fines of up to €1 million against public bodies for data protection breaches. Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ieThe previous probeTusla was the subject of a previous probe from Ireland’s data watchdog in 2017 after false sex abuse allegations were added to the file of garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.The agency apologised to the former sergeant after a tribunal found it guilty of “considerable failings and stupidities” in its handling of his case. Related Read
Quatre nouvelles espèces de crabes identifiéesPubliant leurs travaux dans Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, des chercheurs philippins et allemands ont découvert 4 nouvelles espèces de crabes d’eau douce dans l’île de Palawan, isolat biologique.Une équipe de scientifiques de l’Institut de recherche Senckenberg de Dresde (Allemagne) et de l’Université de La Salle de Manille (Philippines) a découvert 4 nouvelles espèces de crabes d’eau douce du genre Insulamon sur l’île philippine de Palawan : Insulamon palawanense, I. magnum, I. johannchristiani et I. porculum. Des espèces d’ores et déjà menacées par des projets d’exploitation minière.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Inféodé aux eaux douces, le genre Insulamon ne peut franchir les bras de mer, ni donc se répandre en dehors des quelques îles des Philippines où il prospère : les 4 nouvelles espèces sont donc endémiques de Palawan (comme 50% environ des espèces animales peuplant cette île). Elles ont développé des caractéristiques différentes des autres variétés de crabes, dont elles ont été séparées durant des milliers d’années, notamment une coloration violet-rougeâtre.”Plus l’habitat naturel restant est réduit, plus grand est le risque pour la faune et la flore endémiques. Même des modifications mineures de l’environnement peuvent conduire à des extinctions. Il est d’autant plus important de faire des recherches dans cette région, et de montrer que la biodiversité de ces îles est unique et mérite d’être protégée”, a déclaré le Dr Hendrik Freitag, de l’Institut Senckenberg de Dresde, directeur des recherches cité par Sci-news.Le 22 mars 2012 à 18:48 • Maxime Lambert