Gardai to investigate phone hacking allegations amid City of Culture controversy

first_imgTwitter Email NewsBreaking newsGardai to investigate phone hacking allegations amid City of Culture controversyBy admin – January 6, 2014 724 Facebook Linkedin Andrew CareyCHRISTINE may be battering the west coast with high winds, heavy rain and surging seas but Limerick’s status as the nation’s first city of culture is taking an awful beating, and now it seems that the Gardai are set to become involved.The storm at the centre of the City of Culture controversy does not seem to be over just yet as the tale took another twist this Monday morning when the front page of Irish Independent reported that the Gardai are to investigate allegations of phone hacking amid the resignation of Patricia Ryan from her position as CEO.It is understood that Gardai are to receive a formal complaint from Ms Ryan alleging that her phone was hacked.News of her departure emerged on social media websites a number of hours before an official statement was released.In their story, the Irish Independent reports that Ms Ryan fears her voicemail messages were hacked as news of her intention to step down was leaked online before she had informed anyone other than family.The Limerick City of Culture facebook page was hacked over the weekend and the phone hacking allegations comes as the latest development in the saga that kicked off Limerick’s year of celebration as City of Culture 2014.Arrangements are being put in place to replace both MS Ryan as CEO and Karl Wallace as Artistic Director in the coming days.It is understood that the positions are to be advertised before the week is out and Minister Jimmy Deenihan is to meet with the board and concerned parties to make changes to the running of the year long celebrations.center_img WhatsApp Advertisement Print Previous articleMinister Deenihan to meet Limerick city of Culture Board and ensure local involvementNext articleFour UL Eagles involved in Irish Premier side adminlast_img read more

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ERA, LEONARD P. SR.

first_img72, affectionately known as “Skip”, passed away on March 28, 2018. He was born in Cambridge, Maryland, but lived most of his life in Bayonne. He served in the United States Navy from 1963-1966 before his employment as a Mason worker which he continued until his retirement. He is predeceased by his wife, Patricia (nee: Patrick). He is then survived by his two sons, Leonard A. Era Jr., and Joseph J. Era and his wife, Ginny (nee: Farley) Era. He is also survived by his granddaughter, Emma Patricia Era; his brothers, Richard and his wife Laura, Phillip and his wife Beverly, John, Paul and his wife Elaine; his sister Marie and her husband Jim Dorman, brother-in-law Joseph Patrick and his wife Veronica; and by his many nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral arrangements by DZIKOWSKI, PIERCE & LEVIS Funeral Home, 24 E. 19th St.last_img read more

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Health department announces 7 new COVID-19 deaths

first_imgStatewide —As of 11:59 pm on April 12, 331 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 bringing the total to 8,236 Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus. A total of 350 Hoosiers have died to date. To date, 44,539 tests have been reported to ISDH.Locally, Decatur County has 129 total positive cases, Franklin County is holding steady at 69 positive cases, and Ripley County has 86 cases.last_img

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LIVE: Donegal Daily Local Elections 2019 – follow our updates

first_imgDONEGAL DAILY is bringing you LIVE updates right throughout the weekend from the local election count centres across the county.We will have reporters at all the count centres bringing our readers the very latest LIVE news, views and pictures as it happens.If you are tweeting through the weekend, don’t forget the hashtag #LE19Donegal  LIVE: Donegal Daily Local Elections 2019 – follow our updates was last modified: May 28th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

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Logan Couture, Martin Jones lead Sharks past Calgary Flames

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN JOSE — Timo Meier and Tomas Hertl scored their first goals of the season Sunday night, and they both had Logan Couture to thank for the assists.Couture set up Meier for his goal at the 3:04 mark of the first period then found Hertl for a shorthanded marker late in the second period as the Sharks won for the first time at home this season, beating the Calgary Flames 3-1 at SAP Center.Kevin Labanc added another …last_img

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10 More Questions

first_imgAs a follow-up to Jonathan Wells’ popular (or notorious, depending on your point of view) 10 Questions to Ask Your Biology Teacher About Evolution, William Dembski has come up with 10 Questions to Ask Your Biology Teacher About Design.    Dembski has also recently published a new book, The Design Revolution, “Answering the Toughest Questions About Intelligent Design” (InterVarsity, 2004).Whatever is good, whatever is true, think on these things.(Visited 18 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img

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Happy mice at Microsoft SA

first_img29 September, 2004It may be a case of when the cat’s around, the mice still have whale of a time, if a ‘best company to work for’ survey for 2004 is anything to go by.The survey, conducted by Deloitte & Touche and the Financial Mail, has found that Microsoft SA rules the roost as far as employment satisfaction goes.The wide-ranging survey placed a major emphasis on employees’ perspectives. It measured their views of change management, communication, diversity, job satisfaction, leadership, management information, policies, recognition and performance and training and development, amongst them.Employee surveys counted for 75% of the companies’ score, employers 15% and 10% for the wider market, Moneyweb reports.The publication reports that employers were judged on criteria such as employee welfare, pay ranges and special recognition awards. The wider market weight came from market questionnaires that were completed by executives, tertiary institutions and trade institutions.According to Deloitte & Touche, by participating in the survey companies are able to benchmark themselves against competitors. They also get an opportunity to reassess their working environment, and set goals for improvement.The top ten companies that are guaranteed to keep you happy are:1. Microsoft2. Pretoria Portland Cement3. SA Breweries4. Flight Centre5. Absa6. Rand Merchant Bank7. Wesbank8. Sabinet Online9. Hollard10. Network BDBOThe best companies to work for by sector are:Advertising and media: Network BDBOBanks: AbsaConsumer goods: SA BreweriesGeneral finance: Rand Merchant BankIT: MicrosoftInsurance: HollardLeisure, entertainment, tourism: Flight CentreManufacturing: Pretoria Portland CementMining: KumbaProfessional services: Emmanuels StaffingRetail: EdconMost improved: SA TourismSouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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Pay Wallet: salaries to your mobile

first_imgThe solution caters for any disbursements which previously relied on cash or cheque payments; and clients also have the option of providing recipients with a Pay Wallet card, which can be used at any ATM and for cash back or purchases at point of sale. “Pay Wallet will reduce our clients’ risk of theft and fraud as well as the cost and inconvenience associated with handling cash,” said FNB Commercial’s head of sales and client relationships, Michael Vacy-Lyle. According to 2009 FinScope research, South Africa has more than 27-million economically active individuals, 37% of whome do not have bank accounts. “Pay Wallet is yet another innovative solution from FNB ensuring that all South Africans are active participants in the growth of our economy,” FNB Smart Services CEO Yolande van Wyk said in a statement this week.” Safe, affordable, convenient “Our solution provides employees who do not own a bank account, the opportunity of being able to receive their funds instantaneously and electronically,” said Van Wyk. “FNB’s focus on innovation has created the ability for our clients to conduct their financial matters safely and securely, and far more conveniently.” According to FNB, the Pay Wallet offers its corporate, commercial and public sector clients safety, affordability and convenience by allowing them to electronically pay their employees’ salaries. According to Vacy-Lyle, clients will also have the ability to “sponsor” up to two cash withdrawals for the recipient in order to further reduce costs for employees. First National Bank is set to launch a new solution enabling employers to pay the workers without bank accounts via their mobile phones, giving them immediate access to their salaries via the bank’s ATMs – without needing bank cards or accounts. 27 July 2010 “Through our commitment to entrepreneurship and enabling businesses to manage their cash flow effectively, we focus on innovation as a key driver in making banking more affordable, accessible and convenient to our clients – saving them time and money,” he said. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “By accessing a specifically developed portal on FNB Online Banking, clients will have the ability to create and pay wallet holders in real-time, and wallet holders will have immediate access to their money by withdrawing cash at an FNB ATM.” “It affords those with no access to banking services to be paid electronically without the need of a bank account.” Focus on innovationlast_img read more

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SA crafts headed for India trade fair

first_img8 November 2012 Thirty-three South African arts and crafts entrepreneurs will showcase their products to the international market at the 32nd India International Trade Fair in New Delhi from 14 to 27 November. The group’s participation in the prestigious two-week international exhibition has been made possible through the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI’s) export marketing and investment assistance scheme. Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Elizabeth Thabethe will accompany the entrepreneurs to India, attending the first week of the exhibition before proceeding to Turkey on an outward selling mission. “South Africa first participated in the India International Trade Fair in 2008, and the good reception that the South African products received encouraged us to send more businesspeople to display their products and market them internationally,” Thabethe said in a statement on Monday. “The crafters we are taking to the fair this year were first identified at the South African Handmade Collection, a unique and proudly South African craft brand that promotes South African handmade products nationally and internationally, and also aims at promoting emerging craft enterprises, especially those residing in rural areas.” The India International Trade Fair is one of the world’s largest integrated trade fairs in terms of exhibitor and visitor participation targeting both trade visitors and the general public. More than 7 000 exhibitors from all over the world will be participating in the fair, showcasing products ranging from leather, textiles and handicrafts to jewellery, furniture and furnishings. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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OpenID Ends 2009 With 1 Billion Accounts Enabled

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Data Portability#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… jolie odell At the close of a whiz-bang year, OpenID has a lot to be proud of.With a community of nine million sites that use OpenID logins and one billion enabled accounts, OpenID has effectively revolutionized the way we are able to create and maintain portable identities. Best of all, it’s not just bloggers and geeks who sang OpenID’s praises: The U.S. federal government got on board this year, too.OpenID accounts are enabled by such providers as AOL, Blogger, Flickr, Google, LiveJournal, MySpace, Verisign, WordPress and Yahoo, with announcements of upcoming OpenIDs from Microsoft and PayPal. Sites that allow users to login with OpenID range from major retailers and music labels to news organizations and social sites.As for the government, at the Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington, D.C., earlier this year, the General Services Administration and several government agencies announced they would adopt OpenID as part of the White House’s Open Government Initiative. Participating companies included Yahoo!, PayPal, Google, Equifax, AOL, VeriSign, Acxiom, Citi, Privo and Wave Systems. On the government side is the Center for Information Technology, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and related agencies.Not only is the government’s involvement a vote of confidence for OpenID’s innovation, it also speaks to the product’s security progress, which was spearheaded by security committee head and PayPal exec Andrew Nash.In addition to developing and spreading the OpenID product, there’s also the OpenID Foundation, which appointed its first executive committee, including Chris Messina and Don Thibeau, in 2009.Portable identity is one of our favorite themes from this year, and we applaud what OpenID has been able to accomplish. What do you look forward to seeing from the product, the foundation and OpenID partner sites in the year to come? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.Update: The title of this post was changed to reflect the discrepancy between the number of OpenID enabled accounts now online vs. the number of probable OpenID users.center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more

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