Limerick TD says Government must act to repatriate Irish in Australia

first_imgShannon Chamber welcomes announcement that drive-thru Covid-19 testing centre to open at Shannon Airport TAGSCoronavirushealthcareIrelandLimerick City and Countypoliticstravel Advertisement Print NewsPoliticsVideoLimerick TD says Government must act to repatriate Irish in AustraliaBy Cian Reinhardt – March 25, 2020 152 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Email Previous articleShannon Chamber to host its first-ever virtual networking seminarNext articleNew Government Measures, deferral of redundancy entitlements and insurance concerns Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] center_img Linkedin WhatsApp Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Limerick Fianna Fail TD Niall CollinsLIMERICK TD Niall Collins, Fianna Fáil has asked for the government to outline its plan to repatriate Irish people living in Australia.The Limerick County representative has said he has written to the Taoiseach and the Minister for Foreign Affairs asking them to outline the government’s plan to repatriate Irish people living in Australia.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Deputy Collins called for a repatriation plan after a number of airlines announced that they are to cease flights out of Australia.Commenting on the HSE ‘On Call for Ireland’ appeal, the Fianna Fáil TD said “thankfully it has been overwhelmed with applications from Irish people wanting to come home to work in the health service” to combat the spread of COVID-19.Deputy Collins said, “The applications have come from all over the world, with many Irish people in Australia signing up.“However many healthcare workers, as well as other Irish people wanting to return home, are finding it increasingly difficult to leave Australia as many of the main airlines are ceasing flights out of the country.”He noted he has been made aware of a number of cases involving young people whose visas “are on the brink of running out” and are worried they may not be able to return to Ireland, worrying about their overstaying their visa, and running out of money.He continued, “These people don’t know how to get home.  People who had booked flights have had them cancelled and they are beginning to panic.“I have written to the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and to the Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney asking them what plan is in place to ensure that these people are repatriated home, and not left stranded in Australia.  I believe we have a duty to these Irish citizens, particularly when so many of them were responding to an initiative to improve the country’s ability to contain COVID 19.  We must ensure that these people can make their way home safely”, concluded Deputy Collins. Annie Lynch is the first person to receive the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Ireland Infection Control Team in place at University Hospital Limerick following “outbreak” of Covid-19 Limerick pre-school making child’s play of Covid 19last_img read more

Eircom and Government accused of Arranmore Island snub

first_img Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Previous articleOvercrowding crisis worsens at Letterkenny General HospitalNext articleMan appears in court in connection to weekend shooting in Churchill News Highland Twitter Facebook WhatsApp By News Highland – January 6, 2015 Google+ Eircom and Government accused of Arranmore Island snub Both Eircom and the Government have been criticised by the Arranmore Island Community Council for what has been suggested is a deliberate snub to the islands community.Eircom has confirmed that the island is not in it’s eFiber broadband plans while the government’s rural broadband scheme will not deliver increased speeds until 2020.It is claimed that a lack of broadband on the island is costing hundreds of potential new jobs.Council spokesperson Jerry Early says such a snub would not be accepted anywhere else:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/early1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+center_img Twitter Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Pinterest WhatsApp Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Reportlast_img read more

[TRP Scam] Sachin Vaze And Team Harassing, Threatening Us To Make Statements Against Republic TV; Hansa Research Group Seeks CBI Probe

first_imgNews Updates[TRP Scam] Sachin Vaze And Team Harassing, Threatening Us To Make Statements Against Republic TV; Hansa Research Group Seeks CBI Probe Nitish Kashyap5 Nov 2020 9:05 PMShare This – xThe Hansa Research Group has filed a writ petition before the Bombay High Court alleging pressure and intimidation tactics being used by Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Vaze and his team of Crime Branch, Mumbai police to make false statements against Republic TV and sought a transfer of investigation in relation to the FIR filed in the TRP scam case to CBI or state CID.Hansa Research…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?LoginThe Hansa Research Group has filed a writ petition before the Bombay High Court alleging pressure and intimidation tactics being used by Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Vaze and his team of Crime Branch, Mumbai police to make false statements against Republic TV and sought a transfer of investigation in relation to the FIR filed in the TRP scam case to CBI or state CID.Hansa Research Group along with its Director, Narsimhan Swamy and CEO Pravin Nijhara and DGM Nitin Deokar who is also the informant in this case, filed the petition impleading Sachin Vaze, Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh and Chief investigating Officer Prashant Sandbhor as respondents in the matter along with State of Maharashtra and CBI.Last month, the City Civil and Sessions Court rejected Hansa Group’s request to restrain Republic TV from referring to their ‘internal report’, popularly known as the ‘Hansa Report’ which was prepared along with the Vigilance Team of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) in order to file a police complaint in the TRP scam case. However, the said report was referred to by Arnab Goswami and others on his channel. Court refused to grant relief stating that the said report was already in public domain.From October 12 onwards, petitioners have claimed that representatives of Hansa Group have been regularly visiting the police and are being detained for hours without any reason. Even though one of the petitioners is the informant in this case.However, the petitioners have alleged in their fresh petition that ‘encounter specialist’ Sachin Vaze and his team are threatening them with arrest in order to pressurize them to make false statements against Republic TV. the petition states-“All the harassment that has been caused to the petitioners by Sachin Vaze is only with the view to extract a statement albeit false, from them that the above said Hansa Report shown on Republic TV is not that of petitioners but a fake one. Whereas it is a fact that petitioners have repeatedly explained to Sachin Vaze and his team that it is not clear to them what this purported Hansa Report claimed by Republic TV in its telecast is, as till date Republic TV has neither sought any permission from the petitioner for using something they are calling as ‘Hansa Report’ in its telecast nor have they shared what the said document is.”Petitioners contended that unless the purported report was physically shown to them and in order to be compared with in original internal note, they can neither confirm nor deny what was shown on TV.However, Sachin Vaze and his team is not ready to take anything short of a statement by petitioners disowning the purported report shown on Republic TV and thus are pressurizing, threatening and harassing petitioners with arrest, indefinite detention and seizure of their mobile phones, petitioners contend.Moreover, it is pointed out that on October 27, 2020 a news was published on Midday.com with the headline, ‘TRP Scam: Suspicious transactions between Hansa and Republic TV under SIT scanner’. Among other things the news report had quoted Respondent number 1 (Sachin Vaze) as saying that they have received a preliminary forensic audit report showing suspicious transactions of Rs 32 lakhs between Hansa Research Group and Republic TV. Same news report has also quoted another senior crime branch officer as saying that the monetary transaction between Republic TV and Hansa is very crucial for the investigation.Petitioners have vehemently denied any such transaction with Republic TV and said that one of its subsidiaries, Hansa Vision had a simple business transaction with the channel-“This is normal, routine business the last time Hansa Vision had purchased advertising time in Republic TV was two years ago for the period from September 2017 to October 2018 for a value of Rs 1.08 crores. The Mumbai Police is perhaps incorrectly linking this with the current TRP related investigation.”Petitioners have questioned the “illegal and highly objectionable” conduct of Sachin Vaze and team, resorting to ‘illegal methods’ in treating the petitioners with great bias and prejudice, contrary to provisions laid down in the Code of Criminal Procedure.Furthermore, Hansa Group has argued that they are being used in this fight between Mumbai police and “certain section of media”-“It is a known fact that there is a battle like situation between Mumbai police and certain section of the media for the last few months where open war of words can be seen and heard everyday. It is very evident that the petitioners are being used by the police and certain sections of the media as means to attack each other and petitioners are suffering from collateral damage in this fight.As if the above is not enough to further pressurize the petitioners they have been constantly threatened by Sachin Vaze and his team for booking them for an offence of lodging a false complaint only because they have named one channel in the FIR, that too not as an accused, and not named other TV channels. There has been a constant threat by Sachin Vaze that he will arrest petitioners for being hand in glove with Republic TV.”Finally, petitioners have sought transfer of probe to CBI or any other agency Court may deem fit and directions to Mumbai police not to take coercive action against themClick Here To Download Petition[Read Petition]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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GAC LNG Services secures voyage management deal with Translux

first_imgImage courtesy of GACGAC LNG Services has secured a global contract to provide voyage management services to Translux Limited as they enter the liquefied natural gas (LNG) business.Under the Translux agreement, GAC’s global network of offices and approved agents will support operations, which will be overseen by GAC LNG Services in Houston, the company said in its statement.Translux Limited a supplier and distributor of various energy commodities across the Middle East has expanded into natural gas to support its existing customers in the Middle East as well as Europe and Asia.GAC LNG Services, officially formed in 2016, provides a full-service solution for the sector, covering charterers’ vessel operations, as well as technical and commercial information.last_img read more

​Liverpool leapfrog Man Utd as ‘most powerful’ UK team for sponsors

first_imgLiverpool have overtaken rivals Manchester United as the ‘most powerful’ sponsorship property in UK football, according to POWA Index, the real-time sports sponsorship valuation engine. The Premier League’s plan would allow Liverpool to win the title despite previous fears As of February 2020 Liverpool dethroned United at the top of the POWA Index with a score of 18,549. The top five consists entirely of Premier League teams, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City joining the two most successful clubs in English soccer. In fact, nine of the top ten clubs in the list are from English soccer’s top flight, with the only exception being the England national team, whose inclusion is attributed to their participation in the upcoming Uefa 2020 European Championship.Advertisement Michael Flynn, chief executive of DataPOWA, the company that operates the POWA Index, cited Liverpool’s large audience on video-sharing platforms YouTube and TikTok as key reasons for their enhanced value to brands. Read Also:Virgil van Dijk reveals Liverpool game plan to defeat Atletico Madrid The POWA Index is generated using data from over 3,000 teams, leagues and events around the world. The engine claims to analyse more than 2.4 trillion data points a day across 60 unique data sets to then create a score composition for each sports property. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human Beingcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Dodgers can’t hold two-run lead, lose series opener to Giants

first_img Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger breaks up a double play as San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik falls on top of him in the second inning of a baseball game Friday, April 27, 2018, in San Francisco. Yasiel Puig was safe at first base. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu works against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 27, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu works against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 27, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Crawford, right, is congratulated by third base coach Ron Wotus (23) after hitting a home run off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, April 27, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Crawford celebrates after hitting a home run off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, April 27, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu works against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 27, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu wipes his face with his jersey after giving up a home run to San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Crawford during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, April 27, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu works against the San Francisco Giants in the second inning of a baseball game Friday, April 27, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)San Francisco Giants pitcher Derek Holland works against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 27, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 27: Kyle Farmer #17 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a single in the second inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on April 27, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 27: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a RBI double in the fourth innig against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on April 27, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 27: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated by Cody Bellinger #35 after he scored on a hit by Yasiel Puig #66 in the fourth inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on April 27, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu swings for a two-run double off San Francisco Giants’ Derek Holland during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 27, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 27: Derek Holland #45 of the San Francisco Giants is taken out of the game by manager Bruce Bochy in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park on April 27, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu works against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 27, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 27: Andrew McCutchen #22 and Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants congratulate Kelby Tomlinson #37 after he scored in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park on April 27, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 27: Gorkys Hernandez #7 of the San Francisco Giants runs home to score on a balk by Pedro Baez #52 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning at AT&T Park on April 27, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 27: Tony Cingrani #54 of the Los Angeles Dodgers scratches his head after giving up a RBI double to Kelby Tomlinson #37 of the San Francisco Giants in the seventh inning at AT&T Park on April 27, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 27: Pedro Baez #52 and Yasmani Grandal #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers watch Gorkys Hernandez #7 of the San Francisco Giants score on a balk by Baez in the seventh inning at AT&T Park on April 27, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 27: Gorkys Hernandez #7 of the San Francisco Giants hits a RBI single in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park on April 27, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger breaks up a double play as San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik falls on top of him in the second inning of a baseball game Friday, April 27, 2018, in San Francisco. Yasiel Puig was safe at first base. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)NextShow Caption1 of 20Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger breaks up a double play as San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik falls on top of him in the second inning of a baseball game Friday, April 27, 2018, in San Francisco. Yasiel Puig was safe at first base. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)ExpandSAN FRANCISCO — The Dodgers should probably consider switching to Verizon. Dave Roberts definitely needed a new plan Friday night.The Dodgers took a two-run lead into the bottom of the seventh inning Friday night – thanks primarily to Hyun-Jin Ryu – but bungled it away and lost to the San Francisco Giants 6-4.The Dodgers have now lost 23 of their last 33 games at AT&T Park, often in similarly unsettling ways. Clayton Kershaw has started seven of the 10 victories in that stretch. He is not scheduled to pitch in this four-game series.Even more recently, the Dodgers have stumbled through this week looking nothing like a 100-win team or the defending National League champions. While losing two of three to the lowly Miami Marlins and now the opener in San Francisco, the bullpen upon which they rely so heavily has given up 12 runs in 13-1/3 innings and twice committed costly balks. Toss in a three-error game during which shortstop Corey Seager suffered a slip-and-fall injury while chasing a pop-up. The trouble started in the seventh inning when Roberts went to Tony Cingrani.The left-hander started the season with a strong run, striking out 15 of the first 29 batters he faced. But a balk call ruined his night Tuesday and Cingrani was off from the start against the Giants.Brandon Belt dropped a bunt against the shift to start the inning. After a wild pitch moved him to second, Kike’ Hernandez made an excellent play cutting down the lead runner on a grounder to shortstop.By the time Cingrani walked Brandon Crawford to put two runners on he had lost 2-3 mph off his fastball (which had been averaging 93.5 mph this season). Roberts and a trainer came out to check on Cingrani who told them he was fine.But Roberts had no one warming up (in the bullpen, at least) even as right-handed Gorkys Hernandez came up against Cingrani. Hernandez singled in one run and Roberts stuck with Cingrani, preferring to have him face the switch-hitting Pablo Sandoval right-handed or the left-handed Gregor Blanco if the Giants went to their bench. Instead, pinch-hitter Kelby Tomlinson – another right-handed batter – tied the score with a double off Cingrani before Baez (who had been throwing in the batting cage under the stands) finally made it out to the bullpen and entered the game.“I felt really good about Tony in that spot,” Roberts said. “As the at-bats kept going on, the velocity seemed to dip a little bit and he was working from behind. … I had the trainer go out and he said he was fine. He just didn’t have it tonight. His last pitch I think was 90.“He said he had sort of a dead arm and it just wasn’t coming out tonight.”When Roberts finally went to Baez it was to face Joe Panik – a left-handed hitter who has hit much better against right-handed pitching this season than lefties (8 for 44).  The Dodgers had two left-handed relievers (Adam Liberatore and Scott Alexander) available, but neither warmed up.Roberts explained the decision by saying Alexander is “not your typical lefty” in terms of splits against left-handed batters and he was “trying to stay away” from Liberatore, who pitched in two of the three games against the Marlins and warmed up three times in the other one.“At that point in time, it’s one hitter to get out of the inning and Petey, when he’s throwing the ball right, he gets righties and lefties out,” Roberts said. “That’s just the case. He’s done it his entire career.”Related Articles The Dodgers actually needed two outs to get out of the inning at that point. It didn’t matter. Panik turned out to be the least of Baez’s problems.Instead, Baez balked the winning run in from third base when he stumbled as he planted his front foot on the mound. Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day “(The mound) seemed to be a little muddy,” Baez said through an interpreter. “When I went to step, I kind of got caught up in the mud.”Two pitches later, Panik padded the Giants’ lead with a sacrifice fly.The Dodgers had no response. They packed all their scoring into the fourth inning – an inning that also saw Matt Kemp leave the game with tightness in his left quadriceps muscle – and went 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position as five Giants relievers combined to hold them scoreless over the final 5-2/3 innings. Friday’s pratfall highlight came during the Giants’ decisive four-run seventh inning when reliever Pedro Baez stumbled off the mound, releasing the ball into the grass of the infield. That balk brought the go-ahead run in from third.“It’s disjointed,” Roberts said of his team’s performance over the season’s first four weeks. “I think, yeah, you can talk about how hard our guys are playing. But it definitely comes down to performance and execution, absolutely. And this is enough of a sample and we’re too good of a ballclub for things like that to happen.“Tonight with the balk, that’s a freak thing, very unexpected. But – there’s a point where you’ve still got to find ways to get wins.”Ryu tried to point the way. He drove in the go-ahead runs with a two-run double in the fourth inning and handed a 4-2 lead over to the bullpen in the sixth. 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