Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge TAGSActionPointawardbusinessNews Limerick on Covid watch list Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin WhatsApp Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Previous articleWIN A PAIR OF WEEKEND CAMPING TICKETS TO INDIEPENDENCE! Aug 3 – 5Next articleShannon Airport turns €1.3 million profit Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Print Advertisement Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Email NewsBusinessActionPoint takes two top international awardsBy Staff Reporter – July 24, 2018 1310 TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! ActionPoint – Confirm EventLIMERICK Tech Firm ActionPoint has been recognised on an International stage after it took home two awards at Microsoft Inspire, the global tech conference in Las Vegas for partners of Microsoft.The first award placed ActionPoint as Microsoft’s ‘Data and AI Partner of the Year’ and recognises the Limerick company’s work developing IoT solutions for the manufacturing sector worldwide.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The second award, from the International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners (IAMCP US) was in recognition for an innovative software project in partnership with California based company, General Networks.ActionPoint’s Head of IoT, Ivan O’Connor said: “The world of connected devices is growing rapidly from 25 billion connected devices globally to 75 billion by 2025, according to Statista.“We have already shipped IoT-PREDICT to more than ten countries in three continents since its launch this year and can clearly see that the manufacturing market recognises the opportunity that IoT brings. We are delighted to be at the leading edge of this technology with our US partners.”Citing Microsoft Azure as being critical to their success, Mr O’Connor said that ActionPoint “will continue to invest in Machine Learning and AI as the world moves towards ever-increasing connectivity and look forward to helping our customers achieve even greater potential using the power of technology”.
News UpdatesKarnataka HC Stays Further Steps On Decision To Divert Forest Land For Hubbali-Ankola Railway Line Mustafa Plumber18 Jun 2020 9:51 PMShare This – xObserving that “This is a classical case of how board is influenced,” the Karnataka High Court on Thursday by way of interim relief directed that no further steps shall be taken on the decision taken by the State Board for Wildlife to allow diversion of 595.64 hectares of forest land for constructing railway line between Hubballi and Ankola. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka…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 “This is a classical case of how board is influenced,” the Karnataka High Court on Thursday by way of interim relief directed that no further steps shall be taken on the decision taken by the State Board for Wildlife to allow diversion of 595.64 hectares of forest land for constructing railway line between Hubballi and Ankola. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Nataraj Rangaswamy said “The decision taken by the State Wildlife board in its meeting held on March 20, in the presence of two state ministers as special invites calls for closer scrutiny.” The bench took into consideration the fact that on March 9, in the 13th meeting of the board which was attended by the Chief Minister in his capacity as Chairman. After deliberations it was unanimously resolved to reject the proposal, the Minutes of the Meeting even recorded that the Chief Minister as the Chairman of the Board agreed for rejection. However, in the 14th meeting held 11 days later the unanimous decision was overturned and the project was granted clearance. The court said “Within the span of 11 days, unanimous decision taken by the state board was completely changed the Ministers were allowed to address the state board who are not members of the state board. This decision taking process by the state board in the March 20 meeting calls for closer scrutiny, especially when a unanimous decision taken 11 days back was changed in presence of two ministers who were not members of the board.” The direction was given during the hearing of a petition filed by Project Vruksha Foundation. In which it is claimed that the 14th meeting of the state board recommending/approving wildlife clearance for the construction of 168-KM new broad gauge railway line was taken by the Chief Minister by abuse of discretion, non application of mind, without due care and caution and without responsibility in the exercise of discretion. Advocate Sreeja Chakraborty appearing for the petitioners argued that the decision of the Chairman is solely based on the pro-project arguments forwarded by his special invitees, during the 14th meeting of the board. The special invites included Minister for Large and Medium Scale Industries, Jagadish Shettar, Minister of Labour and Sugar, Shivaram Hebbar, R V Deshpande, MLA and former minister for large and medium scale industries and the Chief Secretary of the state, who all are not members of the board. The petition states that the presence of such special invitees vitiates the proceedings of the meeting as it amounts to violation of Rule 9 of the Karnataka State Board for Wildlife Rules, 2006, which only allows people with experience and expertise in wildlife conservation as special invitees. It is estimated that around 2.2 lakh trees will have to be cut for the project. The plea also says that the project area falls in the Eco-sensitive zone of the Kali Tiger reserve also known as Anshi-dandeli tiger reserve in the Western Ghats and cuts across the elephant and tiger corridor. The project passes through the Western Ghats which was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2012. It is further said that the decision taken in the March 20 meeting is in violation of the wildlife conservation spirit as envisaged under the Wildlife Protection Act, and India’s Wildlife Action Plan. The plea prays for quashing the decision taken in the 14th meeting of the state board for wildlife recommending wildlife clearance to the project. Direct the Standing Committee of National Board For Wildlife not to consider the said decision as the final recommendation of the Karnataka SWB in their subsequent meetings. The court has issued notice to the respondents returnable on July 14 directing them to appear before the court and file their statement of objections.Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition] Next Story
Wayne Hennessey has revealed his friendship with and admiration of Joe Hart after Wales were drawn to face England at Euro 2016. “I can’t wait but for every game I represent my country it is an honour,” said Hennessey, 28. “It makes my family proud too. “Wales have got some fantastic players and a lot of us are playing in the Premier League every week. “It is a tough game. They have fantastic players and a good manager. We will concentrate on ourselves and try to win. “They are blessed with goalkeepers, I’m very close to Joe Hart, he’s England’s number one and has been fantastic. “Joe’s a fantastic keeper, some of the saves he’s made over the years have been outstanding. “I have known Joe for a while because when I was at Wolves I used to live in Shrewsbury. His family used to live not far from me. I played against him numerous times and we kind of stayed together. “I probably won’t text him now but we will see when I do.” Hennessey on Saturday produced two exceptional saves, first from Steven Davis’ close-range header at 0-0, and then particularly impressively in the final minutes from Shane Long when the forward was through on goal, and he said: “I saved (Long’s shot) with my right leg. It was a big save at a crucial time. I haven’t done one for a while – I think I did one for Wales against Belgium. “Our centre-backs are underrated. I wouldn’t be surprised if Scott Dann gets an England call-up and I hope he does.” Saturday’s result means Southampton have lost four of their past five games, but captain Jose Fonte, who played for Palace until 2010, believes their coming home fixtures against Tottenham, and former manager Mauricio Pochettino, and Arsenal present the opportunity for them to end their poor run “We have two home games coming up and we back ourselves against anyone at St Mary’s,” he said. “Yes, we’ve been going through a sticky patch, but those are the games that could bring out the best in us because the desire and fighting spirit are there. We have shown we can compete against anyone and we are not scared of anyone. “Mauricio is doing a great job there, slowly he is leaving his stamp on the team and we expect a tough game. People talk of Tottenham as possible title contenders, but we need points now and it will be a big challenge. “I see how much they press, how much they run, how much they are willing to put their opponents under pressure and it looks familiar.” The Crystal Palace goalkeeper, who in Saturday’s 1-0 Premier League defeat of Southampton again impressed to demonstrate why club manager Alan Pardew has promoted him to his first team, is among his country’s key players. He will be expected to start each of their Group B fixtures against England, Russia and Slovakia, in the same way that Hart is likely to feature throughout for England, and said that when they face each other again next summer it will represent the resumption of a long-term, friendly rivalry, but that he will resist the temptation to contact him. Press Association
Athletes Women 6: Winnie Nanyondo (800m), Halima Nakaayi (800m) Stella Chesang (5,000m), Peruth Chemutai (3000mSC), Juliet Chekwel (10000m & 5000m) and Adero Nyakesi (marathon)Men: Stephen Kiprotich, Solomon Munyo Mutai, Kiprop Jackson (marathon), Joshua Cheptgei (10000m and 5000m), Timothy Toroitich (10,000m), Phillip Kipyeko ( 5,000m), Ronald Musagala (1,500m), Jacob Araptany and Benjamin Kiplagat (3,000m SC), Jacob Kiplimo (5,000m), Moses Kurong (10000m).Other sports:Swimmers: Jamila Lunkuse, Joshua EkirikubinzaBoxing: Flyweight Ronald Serugo, Light heavyweight Kennedy KatendeFLASHBACKVideos after the last games: ****[email protected] on: WhatsApp Kiprotich celebrates his gold in 2012Uganda’s Olympic team has finally been confirmed. It will comprise six women and 15 men.The athletics event will provide the bulk of the team, 17, which is the biggest track and field team since the previous record 13 at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.Unlike four years ago when Stephen Kiprotich traveled to London as a mere participant, he this time heads to Rio as Uganda’s main medal hope.Defending Olympics marathon champion Kiprotich leads a strong team of runners in the 42k.1m event, the 800m, 1500m, the 3000m steeplechase, 5000m and 10000m.The track and field team was confirmed after a Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) technical meeting at the weekend, and according to the sport’s president Domenic Otuchet, focus now is on turning the talent they have seen into medals.“I believe our athletes are maturing and we are no longer going to Olympics just to participate. I see three or four medals from this team, “ Otuchet said.“Other than Kiprotich and Nyakesi who are in Iten Kenya, the rest of the team is now in high-altitude training in Bukwo. The first 14 athletes leave on August 7 and the marathoners on August 14, all a few days to their events,” he added.Halima Nakaayi (800m) was the last athlete to qualify at last week’s national championships.At the last games, Uganda returned with one medal, a historic gold for Kiprotich on the last day of the London Olympics. That was only the second gold Uganda has bagged at the Olympics and first since John Akii Bua’s 400m hurdles gold in the Munich games in 1972.Only seven Ugandans have won medals at this level, boxers Leo Rwabogo (1968 and 1972), Eridad Mukwanga 1968 and John Mugabi 1980. Athletes Akii Bua 1972, Davis Kamoga 400m 1996 and Kiprotich 2012.
MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. (AP)—Bert Sugar, an iconic boxing writer and sports historian who was known for his trademark fedora and ever-present cigar, died Sunday of cardiac arrest. He was 75. Jennifer Frawley, Sugar’s daughter, said his wife, Suzanne, was by his side when he died at Northern Westchester Hospital. Sugar also had been battling lung cancer. BERT SUGAR “Just his intelligence and his wit and his sense of humor,” Frawley said when asked what she will remember about her father. “He was always worried about people. He was always helping people.”Sugar was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005. According to the hall’s website, Sugar wrote more than 80 books, including “The 100 Greatest Boxers Of All Time.” He also appeared in a handful of films, including “The Great White Hype” starring Samuel Jackson.“Around ringside, it’s not going to be the same with Bert not there,” said Jack Hirsch, the president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.Frawley said arrangements for a memorial service are still pending and anyone wishing to honor Sugar should make a donation to the boxing hall.