Were going to find out how they lived Researchers to look under

first_img‘We’re going to find out how they lived’: Researchers to look under the Irish Sea for evidence of first settlers Under the Irish sea is a prehistoric ‘palaeolandscape’ of plains, hills, marshlands and river valleys. A GROUP OF researchers has set out on an undersea expedition to look for evidence of the first Irish settlers.The team, which includes researchers from IT Sligo, University College Cork (UCC), the University of Bradford and the Irish Marine Institute, will explore the landscapes between Ireland and Britain which were submerged following the last Ice Age.Globally, the sea level rose around 120 metres and an area more than twice that of the modern United States was lost to the sea.Beneath the waves of the Irish Sea is a prehistoric ‘palaeolandscape’ of plains, hills, marshlands and river valleys in which researchers expect evidence of human activity to be preserved.This landscape, according to researchers, is similar to Doggerland, an area of the southern North Sea and currently the best-known example of a palaeolandscape in Europe. Doggerland has been extensively researched by Professor Vince Gaffney, principal investigator of this project, which is called Europe’s Lost Frontiers.Gaffney said research by the project team has provided accurate maps and this submerged land is suspected to hold crucial information regarding the first settlers of Ireland and the adjacent lands along the Atlantic corridor.To provide this evidence, sediment is currently being taken by the Irish research vessel RV Celtic Voyager in Liverpool and Cardigcan bays.The research started on 21 February and will continue until tomorrow.“It is very exciting as we’re using cutting-edge technology to retrieve the first evidence for life within landscapes that were inundated by rising sea levels thousands of years ago. This is the first time that this range of techniques has been employed on submerged landscapes under the Irish Sea,” commented chief scientist for this phase of the research, Dr James Bonsall.“Today we perceive the Irish Sea as a large body of water, a sea that separates us from Britain and mainland Europe, a sea that gives us an identity as a proud island nation. But 18,000 years ago, Ireland, Britain and Europe were part of a single landmass that gradually flooded over thousands of years, forming the islands that we know today.“We’re going to find out where, when, why and how people lived on a landscape that today is located beneath the waves”.Read: Aran Islands to be used as testing ground for research into using hydrogen as fuel>Read: Most deepwater fish have ingested microplastics, new Irish study finds> Image: Europe’s Lost Frontiers Share143 Tweet Email4 15,761 Views 42 Comments Image: Europe’s Lost Frontiers http://jrnl.ie/3868128 Short URL Feb 24th 2018, 8:30 AM Saturday 24 Feb 2018, 8:30 AM By Michelle Hennessy Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Workers in Waterford to take industrial action on Christmas week over pay

first_img http://jrnl.ie/3125467 Dec 7th 2016, 3:29 PM Updated 4.33pmSIPTU MEMBERS AT the Bausch and Lomb plant in Waterford have issued notice that they are planning industrial action that will start from 21 December.The workers’ grievance relates to the failure of management to fully restore pay and conditions of employment.To ensure the company retained their Waterford site, workers at the plant agreed to a series of cuts in 2014.Two years ago, the jobs of hundreds of workers at the plant were put at risk after Bausch and Lomb announced that “substantial cost reductions” were required.“We are now faced with a stark choice; restructure in Waterford and secure its future, or see the plant close,” they said.The company, which makes contact lenses and lens care products, agreed a deal with Siptu workers in 2014 which saw workers’ salaries fall 7.5%; the elimination of some bonuses; one hour added work per week; a reduction in in the Sick Pay scheme and an improved redundancy package for the 200 workers who were set to lose their jobs.Faced with their pay not yet being restored, Siptu members at the plant will go on industrial action just before Christmas.Bausch and Lomb’s parent company, Valeant Pharmaceuticals, however, has said that the union’s ballot followed the rejection of “two carefully considered pay deals proposed by the WRC and the Labour Court”.“The company views the new request for ‘full restoration’ as a challenge to the viability of the site, and as such, has set out a series of actions that would arise as a direct consequence of the industrial action scheduled to commence on the 21 December,” its statement continued.The continuation of industrial action into the New Year will lead to the consideration of further actions by the company.Its position has been made known to 1,250 employees via a letter this morning, a spokesperson confirmed, adding:While we remain committed to the Waterford site, we will not be considering calls for ‘full restoration’ and a return to the uncertainty of a number of years ago. Our goal is to maintain the viability of the plant and reach a positive resolution of this matter by the 16 December.“The company will not be making any further public comments at this point. Our primary focus is on speaking to our employees and keeping them fully informed of any new developments.”Siptu organiser, Allen Dillon, said: “Our members have decided to implement a campaign of limited industrial action, which will consist of a series of one-hour work stoppages by each shift and an overtime ban.”Dillon added that its members had “overwhelmingly rejected” a Labour Court recommendation intended to resolve the dispute.He added that the industrial action was being taken as all other avenues had now been exhausted.“While Siptu appreciates the work the company has done to invest in the plant and secure its future, it now wants Bausch and Lomb to invest in its people, too.”Siptu sector organiser, Alan O’Leary, said: “Our members believe that the full restoration of their pay and terms and conditions of employment is what is now required.The planned industrial action by our members is avoidable and we urge the company to act now and initiate a plan which provides for the full restoration of the pay and terms and conditions of employment of our members.The union said that it remained available at short notice to directly engage with Bausch and Lomb in an attempt to resolve the dispute.First published at 3.31pmRead: Bausch & Lomb staff vote in favour of cost cutting measuresRead: SIPTU has authorised its 60,000 members to ballot on industrial and strike action Short URL Image: James Horan/RollngNews.ie 12,528 Views Share57 Tweet Email Image: James Horan/RollngNews.ie 34 Comments By Sean Murray Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Workers in Waterford to take industrial action on Christmas week over pay restoration claims Bausch and Lomb workers agreed to a string of cost cutting measures to keep the plant viable in 2014. Wednesday 7 Dec 2016, 3:29 PMlast_img read more

Dublins iconic greyhound racing track at Harolds Cross has been closed

first_imgDublin’s iconic greyhound racing track at Harold’s Cross has been closed Stadium will be sold as part of IGB plans to cut €20m debt. Feb 13th 2017, 3:49 PM HAROLD’S CROSS STADIUM, one of Dublin’s two greyhound racing tracks, has been closed with immediate effect.The iconic venue, which first opened in 1928, will now be sold as part of the Irish Greyhound Board’s strategy to reduce its multi-million euro debt.The future of Harold’s Cross had been under threat since 2014 when a report commissioned by the Government recommended that it be sold and the money used to address the IGB’s debts from the construction of Limerick Stadium, which currently stand at €20.3 million.But there has been significant opposition to the move, with planned protests by dog owners and breeders forcing two race meetings at Shelbourne Park to be cancelled last week.“IGB has taken the decision to bring forward the closure of the stadium and its sale,” a statement said on Monday.“The decision to close Harold’s Cross with immediate effect has been taken so that IGB can move forward with creating a viable future for the industry without delay. Image: James Crombie/INPHO Harold’s Cross: stadium first opened in 1928. Image: James Crombie/INPHO Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Follow us: the42.ie The number of race meetings at Shelbourne Park is now set to double to four per week, while the IGB have promised to offer redeployment to all 12 staff affected by the closure of Harold’s Cross.“IGB acknowledges the long and proud tradition of greyhound racing at Harold’s Cross and realises the unavoidable closure will be regretted by its many patrons in the greyhound industry, who will be accommodated in Shelbourne Park.“IGB will work to promote Shelbourne Park in every way possible to ensure its success. The Harold’s Cross closure will avoid the dilution of scarce resources across two locations and makes long term strategic sense from a logistical, financial and organisational perspective.“Stadia are capital intensive and require ongoing investment. Put simply, IGB has not been in a position recently to invest in the future of Shelbourne Park, the industry’s flagship venue.“This is a step in the creation of a long term viable future for a very important traditional entertainment and sports activity in Ireland providing many jobs in the greyhound industry.”The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Short URL Harold’s Cross: stadium first opened in 1928.center_img By Niall Kelly Share93 Tweet Email4 33,929 Views Punter lands over €350k at Leopardstown but falls just short of multi-million jackpot https://the42.ie/3237748 Monday 13 Feb 2017, 3:49 PM 101 Comments The uncertainty surrounding the future of Harold’s Cross has been a distraction for the business.last_img read more

Home care The way we care for the elderly could be about

first_img Jan 27th 2017, 6:05 AM Share Tweet Email18 Friday 27 Jan 2017, 6:05 AM Home care: The way we care for the elderly could be about to change A bill enshrining the right to home care passed the second stage of the legislative process yesterday. 17 Comments 30,468 Views https://jrnl.ie/3206433 Time isn’t something the elderly have. If we can help some people now, why not do so?With reporting from Christina Finn.Read: ‘A Fair Deal it may be, a cheap deal it sure isn’t’ – the trauma of putting a relative into careRead: ‘You don’t want to be mean, but it is depressing’: Brendan Courtney on nursing home care for his dadcenter_img Short URL Image: Shutterstock/De Visu YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, THE government allowed a change to a nursing home bill which will change how we care for the elderly.Fianna Fáil’s Nursing Home Support Amendment Bill aims to meet the wishes of 85% of the population – to be cared for in their old age at home.Previously, the options for elderly people who had physical or mental conditions too severe to care for themselves, would be that their adult children care for them, or that they move to a nursing home.If they’re availing of a nursing home, the State’s Fair Deal scheme is available – which offers to subsidise the nursing home care option.For those who take it up (or their loved ones in cases of mental capacity such as dementia), they end up contributing a percentage of their income and assets towards nursing home care, which would be too expensive to afford otherwise.Criticism of the scheme stems from the fact inheritances and family businesses such as farms are taken as means-tested assets – in theory making the passing down of a farm for example from one generation to the next more precarious.This doesn’t just extend to businesses, but even gifts passed on from father to son could be means-tested as part of assessing how much an individual can contribute.A new option Source: Shutterstock/Alexander RathsThe majority of elderly people in nursing homes are deemed of ‘low-dependency’: while the number that can be classified ‘maximum’ to ‘high’ dependency has shrunk.This, coupled with research that shows the elderly fare better if they are cared for at home, suggests that there should be an affordable option available for home care.An amendment to the Nursing Home Support Scheme will allow the elderly to be cared for at home, as long as they meet the Fair Deal criteria, and the costs don’t exceed the cost of nursing home care.Fianna Fáil’s social protection spokesperson Willie O’Dea says his bill “will open up the option for the HSE to provide home help care to patients as long as the total cost is less than what it would cost to provide nursing home care.”Possible problemsWhen asked whether there are enough nurses available to roll out the scheme, O’Dea says that of course there are shortages across the country that means the scheme won’t be available everywhere.“This is provided for in bill, that a record be kept of people who couldn’t be cared for at home because of a lack of resources.”There’s also the issue of housing to be dealt with – if more elderly people are staying in their homes rather than living together at a nursing home, this could mean more houses must be built by government to satisfy demand.CostHe said that on average, it costs three times as much to care for someone in a nursing home than in their own home.“People in my own constituency, I don’t know how they’re getting by. It costs €1 billion a year to fund the Fair Deal scheme. That’s €14,000 net per person for nursing home care, compared to €400 week for home care.”O’Dea maintains that we need a full and statutory provision for home care, but he doesn’t have the power to do that, and Minister Helen McEntee has commissioned a report to look into financing it. But O’Dea says that will take months. Image: Shutterstock/De Visu Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Gráinne Ní Aodhalast_img read more

Brady inspires greatest comeback in Super Bowl history

first_img Follow us: the42.ie GOAT: Tom Brady lifts the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Image: Darron Cummings Short URL Feb 6th 2017, 7:00 AM 41,865 Views Updated at 07.00TOM BRADY INSPIRED the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history last night as the New England Patriots stunned the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in an epic overtime duel.In an extraordinary finale to the most challenging season of his career, Brady confirmed his right to be regarded as the best quarterback gridiron has ever seen with a fifth Super Bowl crown.Brady rallied the Patriots brilliantly to overturn a 28-3 third quarter deficit, completing a thrilling win on a night of improbable drama at Houston’s NRG Stadium.Brady, 39, collapsed to the turf with emotion after James White burrowed over from close range to score the winning touchdown on the opening drive of overtime.“We all brought each other back,” Brady said. “We never felt out of it. It was a tough battle.”The win capped a tumultuous season for Brady, who was banned at the start of the campaign for four games over the “Deflategate” saga.National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell — widely viewed as Brady’s arch-nemesis — was subjected to deafening boos as he presented the Patriots with the Vince Lombardi Trophy.Brady, who threw for 466 yards and two touchdowns, shrugged off suggestions that the win amounted to a personal redemption.“There’s nothing you can really say,” said dejected Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.The Falcons meanwhile were left shellshocked after snatching a defeat from the jaws of victory which ensures they remain on the list of teams never to have won a Super Bowl.“That’s a tough loss. Obviously very disappointed, very close to getting done what we wanted to get done, but it’s hard to find words tonight.” Source: Charlie RiedelThe Patriots had looked dead and buried after the Falcons scored three first half touchdowns and an early score in the third quarter to power 25 points clear.No team had ever come back from more than 10 points to win the Super Bowl before, and the Patriots looked to be heading for a crushing defeat as the Falcons ran riot.But Brady, who had looked a pale imitation of himself for much of the game, suddenly fired into life in the second half to produce a performance that will go into National Football League folklore.The Falcons, who had gone into the game boasting one of the most potent offenses in history, were left distraught and still waiting for their first Super Bowl crown.They had appeared to be roaring to the championship with quarterback Ryan pulling apart the Patriots in the first half. GOAT: Tom Brady lifts the Vince Lombardi Trophy. By The42 Team https://the42.ie/3224611 center_img Share50 Tweet Email 54 Comments Monday 6 Feb 2017, 7:00 AM Image: Darron Cummings Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Lady Gaga during the half-time show. Source: Gregory PayanThe Falcons scored touchdowns through Devonta Freeman and Austin Hooper before Robert Alford picked off Brady for an 82-yard interception score.The Patriots could only muster a Stephen Gostkowski field goal to go into half-time 21-3 down.A shell-shocked Brady looked bereft after his interception blunder and it got worse for the Patriots early in the third quarter.The misfiring Patriots offense again squandered their next possession and Atlanta were back on the charge, powering forward with a nine-play drive that ended with Ryan lobbing a six-yard pass to Tevin Coleman for a touchdown.New England grabbed what looked like a consolation score when Brady found running back White to make it 28-9.But Gostkowski missed the extra point afterwards, and it seemed as if all Atlanta had to do was ride out the clock.But a further Gostkowski field goal made it 28-12 and when Brady hit Danny Amendola for a six-yard touchdown, with a successful two-point conversion to follow, it had suddenly become a one-score game.Now the Falcons were flustered and a crucial drive faltered and the Patriots won the ball back.An epic drive hinged on a logic-defying 23-yard reception to Julian Edelman, who somehow gathered a deflected pass to put the Patriots in enemy territory. James White celebrates after scoring the winning touchdown during overtime. Source: Elise AmendolaBrady marched his team forward and White scampered in from one yard to make it 28-26. Another two-point conversion followed to make it 28-28 and take the game to overtime for the first time in Super Bowl history.The Patriots won the toss and elected to receive and with momentum clearly on their side, there was only going to be one outcome.Brady, just as he had done in his first Super Bowl victory in 2002, nervelessly led his team forward and soon they were camped on the Atlanta line.It was left to White to score his third touchdown of the night to clinch an amazing victory.- © AFP 2017The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Brady inspires greatest comeback in Super Bowl history The New England Patriots looked dead and buried before going on to win with a 34-28 overtime victory over the Atlanta Falcons.last_img read more

Nina Carberry prepares to watch Cheltenham from sidelines and gives her tips

first_img Short URL By Alan Waldron https://the42.ie/3276790 Saturday 11 Mar 2017, 12:00 PM Image: Dan Sheridan/INPHO 6 Comments Follow us: the42.ie Share Tweet Email Nina Carberry prepares to watch Cheltenham from sidelines and gives her tips for next week’s festival The 32-year-old is expecting a baby in May and will be a keen spectator at Prestbury Park. Nina Carberry with On the Fringe and the horse’s owner JP McManus after a Cheltenham Festival win in 2015. MUCH OF THE talk ahead of next week’s Cheltenham Festival has surrounded the high-profile equine absentees, but racing fans will also have to cope without seeing the now-customary shot of Nina Carberry grinning from ear to ear in the winner’s enclosure.Carberry and husband Ted Walsh Jnr, son of Ted Snr and brother of jockeys Ruby and Katie, are expecting their first child in May, which means Nina won’t be in the saddle at the festival for the first time since she burst on to the Prestbury Park scene 12 years ago.Her 2005 Fred Winter Juvenile Novices’ Hurdle triumph, on Paul Nolan’s 20/1 shot Dabiroun, meant Carberry, herself of course also of legendary racing stock, became the first female jockey to claim a coveted winner at the festival for 18 years.Carberry’s love affair with the four-day spectacle has hardly slowed since, racking up a further six winners in the intervening years, including a Cross Country Chase hat-trick for Enda Bolger with Heads On The Ground (2007) and Garde Champetre (’08 and ’09).The 32-year-old admits it will be a struggle to watch fellow leading amateur Jamie Codd take the ride on (6/4f) On The Fringe in Friday’s Foxhunters Chase (16.10) for Bolger, in what is another hat-trick bid.Carberry guided the 12-year-old to victories in the last two editions of the race, which follows the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and while she is finding it difficult not to be partnering On The Fringe again, the excitement of pregnancy has her over the moon.“It’s obviously different this year but I’m missing out for a good reason, so I can’t complain,” Carberry tells The42 as she prepares to head across the Irish Sea to enjoy the week of racing from a much more passive standpoint than she has become accustomed to.“It will be hard to watch but I’m not injured or anything, so it’s not too bad. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Obviously I’d love to see On the Fringe do the three-in-a-row at Cheltenham and I think he definitely has the ability to do it.“He showed in Leopardstown that he still has the spark and I think there’s nothing probably there to beat him.“Foxrock isn’t qualified, he’d obviously be a big danger but he can’t go so I think he has a clear run at it.”While the Irish contingent is missing a number of star horses — including injured Willie Mullins trio Faugheen, Min and Annie Power, and the deceased Vautour, Gordon Elliott’s Gold Cup champion Don Cossack, and Eddie Harty’s Coney Island — Carberry is confident there is more than enough quality remaining to make it a successful festival on this side of the pond.“We have a good few novices, a nice few mares going over as well that are doing very well here.“A few of them are going into different races to avoid a few of Willie’s mares, so it will be interesting to see how they fare.“We have a lot of entries over there and we’re going over with a good few chances.”Carberry, like so many others, is eagerly awaiting the chance to see if Douvan can add to his fearsome reputation and continue his unbeaten record under Mullins in Wednesday’s Queen Mother Champion Chase (15.30) for which the seven-year-old is currently a red-hot 1/4 favourite with most bookmakers.Curiosity around Friday’s Gold Cup (15.30) is also brewing following a number of high-profile withdrawals.“Obviously Douvan is probably the biggest star. I think everyone would like to see him prove himself again.“The Gold Cup is always a massive race as well so it will be interesting to see who wins that.“It’s very wide open this year with Thistlecrack not being in. Native River is an up-and-coming young horse and he’s done nothing wrong all year. But he’s had a hard season so it will be interesting to see if that has taken its toll.“Djakadam is obviously coming back with a better preparation this year [after picking up a nasty cut in last year’s build-up], so it will be interesting to see how he goes. I think Djakadam is probably our biggest threat to the English in the Gold Cup.” MC Des Cahill with Nina Carberry at the Irish Times Sportswoman Of The Year Awards last December. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHOAs someone who is so closely connected to Bolger’s yard there are few better to ask about the likely winner of Wednesday’s Cross Country Chase (16.10).Bolger is aiming for a sixth success in the race and has four runners in the reckoning for this year’s renewal; heavy favourite Cantlow (9/4), Auvergnat (7/1), Colour Squadron (16/1) and Quantitaveeasing (10/1), although the latter may yet be bumped out when the 16-horse field is finalised on Thursday.Carberry has a clear soft spot for Adrian Heskin’s promising seven-year-old mount Auvergnat, with Mark Walsh expected to take the ride on Cantlow.“Enda has a good few for the Cross Country. Cantlow is obviously favourite but he has another horse there in Auvergnat. He won the last day in Punchestown and I think he could improve a good bit.“His favourite is Cantlow and he’s going with him but I like Auvergnat. I think he was travelling well the last day and I think he could be a big danger to Cantlow.”The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Mar 11th 2017, 12:00 PM 22,615 Views Nina Carberry with On the Fringe and the horse’s owner JP McManus after a Cheltenham Festival win in 2015. Image: Dan Sheridan/INPHO No Limini as 13 horses confirmed for the Champion Hurdle‘There’s that small fear in the back of your head: what happens if I’m really bad?’ last_img read more

16000 people woke up with no power this morning

first_img File photo Image: Julien Behal PA Archive/PA Images Mar 22nd 2017, 12:26 PM By Sean Murray Share4 Tweet Email 14,121 Views Short URL Wednesday 22 Mar 2017, 12:26 PM http://jrnl.ie/3300525 16,000 people woke up with no power this morning Just over 6,000 were still without power as of midday today. File photo Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 7 Comments Source: ESBThe spokesperson said: “There were 113 different faults across the network, and our teams have been working to restore power to all of our customers.”No time could be given for when all the faults would be fixed, but it is hoped that work will be completed later this afternoon.Updates on faults across the ESB network can be found on its powercheck website here.A weather warning was in place until this morning, with freezing temperatures overnight and heavy rain and snowfall in some areas.Snow and ice were expected to make way for heavy rain as today wears on, with temperatures hovering in the mid-single figures.Read: There’s snow everywhere* and here are the pictures to prove itRead: Snow and ice grip the country as weather warning in place on frosty morning CONDITIONS OUTSIDE WERE wintry today, and the weather greatly affected the ESB network, with around 16,000 customers waking up with no power this morning.As of 12.10pm this afternoon, power had been restored to a significant chunk of these homes and businesses.An ESB spokesperson told TheJournal.ie that 6,193 customers were still affected by outages just after midday today.The worst affected areas are Thurles, Tralee, Portlaoise and Waterford. Image: Julien Behal PA Archive/PA Imageslast_img read more

London attacker A 52yearold violent criminal with a number of aliases

first_imgLondon attacker: A 52-year-old violent criminal with a number of aliases The attacker had never been convicted of terrorism officers was not the subject of investigations. Image: DPA/PA Images By AFP Image: DPA/PA Images 14,994 Views Short URL Mar 24th 2017, 7:45 AM Friday 24 Mar 2017, 7:45 AM 41 Comments THE MAN WHO mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman in Wednesday’s deadly assault outside Britain’s parliament has been identified by police as 52-year-old former convict Khalid Masood.Known by “a number of aliases”, London’s Metropolitan Police said he had been convicted for a string of offences but none of them terror-related.Born on Christmas Day 1964 in Kent in southeast England, Masood had been living in the West Midlands where armed police have staged several raids since the attack, storming properties in the city of Birmingham.The police confirmed he was a British citizen.Police said today that the birth name of Khalid Masood is Adrian Russell Ajao.He was brought up by a single parent in the town of Rye, on the southern English coast, according to The Times.Over the course of two decades, Masood chalked up a range of convictions for assault, grievous bodily harm, possession of offensive weapons and public order offences, police said, with the incidents taking place between 1983 and 2003.Prime Minister Theresa May said he was once investigated by the intelligence service MI5 “in relation to concerns about violent extremism”. security cordon is seen on embankment outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday. Source: SIPA USA/PA ImagesBut Masood had never been convicted of terrorism offences and “was not the subject of any investigations,” the police said, noting there was “no prior intelligence about his intent to mount a terrorist attack”.At 52, his age has been highlighted by commentators as unusual, with most Islamist extremists behind similar attacks far younger.Although the police believe Masood acted alone, the Islamic State group claimed he was one of its “soldiers” acting on a call to target countries fighting the jihadists in Iraq and Syria.‘A nice guy’Masood rented the car used in the attack from the Solihull branch of Enterprise, on the outskirts of Birmingham, the company confirmed in a statement.According to the BBC, he told the car rental company that he was a teacher.A spokeswoman for Britain’s education ministry told AFP Masood was not a qualified teacher and had therefore not taught in any state schools. The London attacker pictures after being shot on Wednesday. Source: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire.The Sun newspaper said Masood stayed in a hotel on the outskirts of Brighton, a seaside city south of London, on the night before the attack.London’s Metropolitan Police would not confirm the newspaper’s report that investigators went to the hotel following the attack after finding a receipt in the hire car.British media described Masood as a Muslim convert, with one source telling Sky News he was a “very religious, well spoken man”.“You couldn’t go to his home in Birmingham on Friday because he would be at prayer,” said the source, who Sky said met Masood in a professional capacity.“He was a nice guy. I used to see him outside doing his garden,” Iwona Romek, a former neighbour of his told the Birmingham Mail.“He had a wife, a young Asian woman and a small child who went to school,” she said. Other media have reported that he was a married father-of-three.Romek said the family had abruptly moved out of their house in Winson Green, a neighbourhood in western Birmingham, around Christmas without saying goodbye.Romek said she could not imagine him carrying out an attack, adding:Now I’m scared that someone like that was living close to me.More recently Masood may have been living in a flat next to a Persian restaurant and a pizza parlour in the upmarket Edgbaston neighbourhood, according to reports.One neighbour at that address told The Telegraph newspaper they were fearful after the day’s events:It’s left me so scared and I don’t know what to tell the children. He seemed like a normal calm and kind family man, always with a smile on his face.Following an armed raid on the property overnight, a man working in a shop nearby told the Press Association simply:The man from London lived here.Read: 75-year-old man becomes fifth person to die after Westminster attackRead: ‘We are not afraid’ – London pays tribute to Westminster victims Share1 Tweet Email http://jrnl.ie/3304039 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Heres What Happened Today Sunday

first_imgHere’s What Happened Today: Sunday Captain Mark Duffy’s body recovered, talks in the North collapse and a US nightclub shooting had people talking today. Get our daily news round up: Next Source: Frank Corry Art” title=””>Source: Frank Corry Art” title=””>Source: Frank Corry Art” title=””> Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Previous By Gráinne Ní Aodha https://jrnl.ie/3308120 NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Source: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie Share1 Tweet Email 1 Comment The body of Captain Mark Duffy was recovered from the wreckage of Rescue 116Talks to form an Executive in Northern Ireland broke down less than 24 hours before their legislative deadlineFianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said that he has no confidence in Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’SullivanAn envelope containing explosive material destined for a financial institution in Dublin was intercepted by police in France before it could detonateThere were road fatalities in Co Clare, Co Cork, Co Mayo, Co Cavan today. A teenager also died from injuries sustained in a Limerick crash on FridayThe majority of Irish people think Enda Kenny should step aside as Brexit Minister when he leaves officeThe National Bus and Rail Union said they’re unsure if Irish Rail services will be affected in tomorrow’s fourth day of strike action by Bus Éireann workers 15/6/16-724*** Sunday 26 Mar 2017, 8:01 PM A lion cub stands on presents for her mother at Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling. Source: Andrew Milligan/PA Images#OHIO: One person was killed and were 14 injured, after gunfire erupted at a nightclub in the city of Cincinnati last night.#UK: The British government demanded access to WhatsApp’s encrypted messages, after it was revealed it was used by the killer behind the Westminster attack.#THE BIG BEND: The design for the world’s longest building is pretty spectacular. Take a look.PARTING SHOTEvery morning, Frank Corry strolls down to the beach at the edge of Glendalough’s lake and takes the same picture – with dramatically different results. 15,524 Views WORLD Mar 26th 2017, 8:01 PM Previous 1 / 3Next Short URL 15/6/16-724***Source: Frank Corry Art2/3/16-8;19***Source: Frank Corry Art241016-1138Source: Frank Corry Art last_img read more

Billionaire Elon Musks company to launch first space rocket using recycled parts

first_img By AFP Share27 Tweet Email2 SPACEX IS POISED to launch its first recycled rocket today, using a booster that sent food and supplies to the astronauts living at the International Space Station last April.The goal of the launch, scheduled for 6:27 pm (10:27pm Irish time) from Cape Canaveral, Florida, is to send a communications satellite for Luxembourg-based company SES into a distant orbit.Standing tall at the NASA launchpad, the white Falcon 9 rocket contains a tall, column-like portion known as the first stage, or booster, that propelled the unmanned Dragon cargo ship to space last year, and then returned to an upright landing on an ocean platform.SpaceX, the California-based company headed by internet entrepreneur Elon Musk, has for years been honing the technology of powering its boosters back to careful Earth landings on solid ground and in the water.So far it has successfully landed eight – five on so-called “drone ships” floating in the ocean, and three on land.The goal, Musk has said, is to make rocket parts just as reusable as cars, planes or bicycles.Currently, millions of dollars worth of rocket parts are jettisoned after each launch.SpaceX officials have said that reusing hardware could slash costs – with each Falcon 9 launch costing over $61 million – by about 30%.While generating plenty of buzz, the novel process still raises concerns for both customers and SpaceX.They include “worries about it failing, insurance implications, retrofitting turnaround, building up a critical mass of reused first stages in the warehouse,” said the global investment banking firm Jefferies International in an April report.But the direction of travel is clear. Mar 30th 2017, 7:30 AM 7,802 Views 7 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3314412 Image: USA Today network/SIPA USA/PA Imagescenter_img Image: USA Today network/SIPA USA/PA Images Billionaire Elon Musk’s company to launch first space rocket using recycled parts Musk says that the goal is to make rocket parts as reusable as cars, planes or bicycles. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL SpaceX competitor Blue Origin, run by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, has also successfully landed its New Shepard booster after launch, by powering its engines to guide it down for a controlled, upright landing.“Reusability allows us to fly the system again and again,” said a statement on Blue Origin’s website.“With each flight, we’ll continuously improve the affordability of space exploration and research, opening space for all.”‘Flight-proven’As for the cost of today’s launch, Martin Halliwell, chief technology officer at SES, has declined to say publicly the exact amount.However, he dismissed “naysayers” this week and stressed the historic nature of the launch on what he has described as a “flight-proven” rocket.“I think we are on the edge of quite a significant bit of history here,” he told a press conference.“Now we are here to be the first ever mission to fly on a pre-flown booster,” he said.This is obviously hugely exciting.When the mission was announced in August, Halliwell said the deal “illustrates the faith we have in (SpaceX’s) technical and operational expertise.”The SES-10 satellite will be sent to a geostationary orbit, flying as high as 35,000 kilometers above the Earth before maneuvering into its designated orbit.The satellite aims to expand television, internet and mobile connections across Latin America.- © AFP 2017Read: Watch: SpaceX rocket makes textbook touchdown on droneshipRead: Tesla’s electric cars are now available in Ireland … prices start from €81,000 Thursday 30 Mar 2017, 7:30 AMlast_img read more

The 9 at 9 Friday

first_img Image: Shutterstock/marketlan Friday 8 Mar 2019, 8:38 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Get the 9 at 9 News audio By Órla Ryan Share1 Tweet Email Updated Mar 8th 2019, 8:38 AM EVERY MORNING TheJournal.ie brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.1. #INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: The Istanbul Convention, which obliges the government to protect women from all forms of violence, is set to be ratified as part of a special Cabinet meeting being held in Dublin today.2. #HOUSING: Dublin City Council, Ireland’s biggest local authority, built just 74 social homes last year – with 69 of them being rapid-build modular housing.3. #US: Donald Trump’s former campaign chief Paul Manafort has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison by a federal judge for tax crimes and bank fraud.4. #ST MICHAN’S CHURCH: A man in his 20s has been arrested in connection with the theft of the skull of an 800-year-old mummy known as ‘The Crusader’, which was stolen from the crypts of St Michan’s Church last week.5. #DUBLIN: Residents in Skerries have said they are “absolutely shell-shocked” by the decision of Fingal County Council to grant planning permission for a two-storey fast food restaurant just 300m from a primary school.6. #RELEASED: A 50-year-old man has been released without charge after being arrested in relation to a number of incidents which took place on a farm in Strokestown, Co Roscommon, in December.7. #CHOICE MUSIC PRIZE: The album Jason by O Emperor has won RTÉ’s Choice Music Prize 2018.8. #EUROVISION: Sarah McTernan will represent Ireland at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, which is due to be held in Israel in May, it has been announced.9. #WEATHER: There will be rain, sleet and snow in some areas over the weekend, Met Éireann has said.Comments are closed due to ongoing legal proceedings in one or more of the above cases. On the go? You can now listen to the 9 at 9 as an audio bulletin from TheJournal.ie, supported by Volkswagen. Get started by hitting the button below. The 9 at 9: Friday Here’s all the news you need to know as you start your day.center_img Mar 8th 2019, 7:48 AM Short URL Image: Shutterstock/marketlan https://jrnl.ie/4529732 No Comments 9,252 Views last_img read more

Trinity society says no bullying or humiliation took place at alleged hazing

first_img File photo of Trinity College Dublin 11 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Trinity society says ‘no bullying or humiliation’ took place at alleged hazing event The Knights of the Campanile are at the centre of a bugging controversy. By Órla Ryan 14,120 Views Tuesday 2 Apr 2019, 2:36 PM THE COLLEGE SOCIETY at the centre of a bugging controversy has denied any bullying or humiliation took place at an alleged ‘hazing’ event.Last month it emerged that Trinity College Dublin had launched two separate investigations after reporters from one of the university’s student newspapers planted a recording device outside a student’s on-campus apartment.On 15 March, the University Times published a story about an initiation ceremony held by the Knights of the Campanile in February.“Raised voices could be heard from outside the building as members were taunted, jeered at, and instructed to “bend over”, “get in the shower” and “start whispering insults in each other’s ears”,” the article claimed.Reporters from the newspaper left a recording device, which was later discovered, outside the apartment of the society’s president.TCD previously confirmed to TheJournal.ie that it was carrying out investigations into the alleged bugging and hazing incidents.In a statement released yesterday, the Knights of the Campanile described the relevant articles in the University Times as “somewhat misleading and improper”. It has been alleged that ‘hazing’ – a term denoting bullying and/or humiliation at initiation ceremonies occurred at a private party, given in his private rooms, hosted by the Knights’ President to welcome new Knights in College.“I am assured by the President that bullying and/or humiliation played no part in the evening’s proceedings,” Peter Ledbetter, the society’s master, said in a statement to members.‘We take our work seriously’ Ledbetter described the covert recording of proceedings by the University Times as “disturbing” and “an invasion of privacy”.The newspaper is standing over its actions, saying they were carried out in the public interest.Editor Eleanor O’Mahony previously told TheJournal.ie that on the night in question the student journalists had not planned on using the recording device but did so because “one of our reporters had it on hand”.O’Mahony added that those involved in the report have no intention of stepping down and continue to stand over their work.“We take our work seriously. We’re happy to stand over our reporting,” she said.As a result of the incident, a petition has been launched to cut the newspaper’s funding as well as remove funding for the editor’s salary and accommodation from the TCD Students’ Union constitution.O’Mahony described the petition as “personally very disappointing”.The aftermath of controversy like this is not the time to make decisions about the long-term future of the paper.Trinity News – a separate college publication – called for the students involved in the story to face consequences as it claims their actions have “breached any code of journalistic ethics worth the name”.The NUJ Ethics Council released a statement in relation to the situation. It noted: “Ritual initiation ceremonies and degrading humiliation of novitiates are a danger to the general public… “It is right that the media should expose such groups for what they are and right that a student newspaper should expose a student society of this sort.”‘Elite, but not sexist’ In the statement, Ledbetter denied the society was behind the petition, noting: “I am assured that the petition was not, contrary to what some have suggested, instigated by the Knights in College.”He also denied that the all-male group is a so-called “secret society” or sexist, stating that the Knights have an all-female sister society called the Heraeans.Ledbetter added that the Knights are “elitist” but not in a “pejorative sense”.Knights are an elite in the same sense that scholars can be described as an elite. Both are appellations earned through excellence.“As ever, the criteria for election to the Knights remain: active high-level involvement in sport in College; participation in administration in the College Club promoting a specific sport; social skills to welcome sporting visitors to College,” the statement notes. With reporting by Adam Daly Short URL Image: Shutterstock/Rob Wilson Apr 2nd 2019, 2:36 PM Share29 Tweet Email2 File photo of Trinity College Dublin Image: Shutterstock/Rob Wilson https://jrnl.ie/4572951 last_img read more

Mother jailed after 8yearold son missed over 240 school days released to

first_img A DUBLIN MOTHER, who was given a three-week jail sentence after her eight-year-old son missed more than 240 school days over two years, has been released to appeal her case.The woman, who is in her 30s, was convicted at Dublin District Court of neglecting the boy’s education following a prosecution by Tusla, Child and Family Agency.Imposing the sentence on Monday, Judge Anthony Halpin did not accept the woman had been doing her best to get her child to school and the situation got worse since her trial in October when sentencing was adjourned.In the event of an appeal bail was set at €1,500.She has since signed the bail bond in the District Court and was released to appeal the outcome of the case in the Circuit Court.When he imposed the sentence the judge had said, “I’m not satisfied the defendant has got the message”.He added that she had, “not learned anything from the court hearing, the child is suffering and his development has been significantly affected”.A parent could be fined up to €1,000 and jailed for a month if convicted of breaking the Education (Welfare) Act for not complying with an official warnings about a child’s school attendance.Under the Act the minimum school leaving age was raised to 16 years or the completion of three years of post-primary education.The lone parent had been found guilty following a hearing on 8 October last and Judge Halpin noted her son’s school attendance continued to get worse.The west Dublin mother had been cleared of the same charge in relation to the child’s older sibling who was suspected of suffering from depression and anxiety.AbsenceThe boy had been absent from the school roll on 139 out of 175 days during the 2017-2018 year. That was a 79% absent rate.From September until the trial he not present on 13 days.Since the trial 2018-2019 year there were 134 school days and the boy had missed 90 of them, an absent rate of 67%, Judge Halpin was told.An education and welfare officer told the court, this “was going to have an obvious effect on teaching and learning” for the boy.She agreed there were concerns the woman failed to put in place a routine to ensure her son attended school. This had a knock-on effect on a speech and language service provided to the boy who attended five out of nine of those sessions since November.The school principal had given evidence of learning and development delay which was “inextricably linked” to the child’s attendance.Pleading for leniency, the defence said teachers agreed the boy was bright, enjoyed school and seemed happy.An older sibling of the boy was thought to have anxiety and depression and it had been difficult for the mother to get that child to school as well. Sometimes the eight-year-old boy mimicked that behaviour, counsel said.He had also needed to get his tonsils taken out, the court heard. Counsel said health problems impacted on the boy’s ability to go to school.The barrister said the woman was the sole carer for her children and was doing her best, the defence pleaded.Comments are closed as legal proceedings are ongoing. Image: Shutterstock/smolaw By Tom Tuite Short URL https://jrnl.ie/4585872 Apr 10th 2019, 4:45 PM Share4 Tweet Email5 Wednesday 10 Apr 2019, 4:45 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Mother jailed after 8-year-old son missed over 240 school days released to appeal case The woman, who is in her 30s, was convicted at Dublin District Court of neglecting the boy’s education. No Comments 18,664 Views Image: Shutterstock/smolawlast_img read more

AllIreland winning Galway hurler suing Irish Daily Star newspaper

first_img Apr 17th 2019, 6:15 AM 81,193 Views https://jrnl.ie/4594117 Image: James Crombie/INPHO No Comments Wednesday 17 Apr 2019, 6:15 AM GALWAY HURLER RONAN Burke has started High Court proceedings against the publisher of the Irish Daily Star newspaper.The 28-year-old issued proceedings against Independent Star Ltd last Saturday. He is being represented by Simon McAleese Solicitors in Dublin 8.On Friday 22 February the paper published a photograph of the Turloughmore man on the pitch in Croke Park, celebrating Galway’s win in the 2017 All-Ireland final, alongside an article about a 22-year-old Ronan Burke from Gort appearing before Galway District Court charged with public order offences.The paper subsequently issued a correction and apologised to Burke. It is being represented in the proceedings by Fanning & Kelly Solicitors in Dublin 2. Ronan Burke representing Galway in this year’s Allianz League. Source: Tommy Grealy/INPHOBurke is also taking a separate action against Irish Times DAC, which publishes several Irish newspapers including The Irish Times, The Irish Examiner and The Echo.Burke made five appearances for Galway in this year’s Allianz League. As well as winning an All-Ireland title in 2017 he won an under-21 All-Ireland crown in 2011. He is the brother of four-time All-Star Daithí Burke.Comments are closed due to ongoing legal proceedings. Ronan Burke (centre) representing Galway in Croke Park.center_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share4 Tweet Email2 Ronan Burke (centre) representing Galway in Croke Park. Image: James Crombie/INPHO Short URL By Ceimin Burke All-Ireland winning Galway hurler suing Irish Daily Star newspaper The paper published an image of Ronan Burke alongside an article about a different person being charged with public order offences.last_img read more

Gardaí appeal for information on missing 28yearold woman

first_img GARDAÍ ARE SEEKING the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of a 28-year-old woman.Thi Kim Anh Nguyen was last seen when she left her home in Dublin 12 last Friday.She is a Vietnamese national and is described as being 5’2″ in height, of thin build, with brown eyes and black hair.When last seen she was wearing blue denim jeans, a blue denim jacket, dark runners and she was carrying a backpack.Anyone with information is being asked to contact Crumlin Garda Station on 01 666 6200 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111. Image: Garda Press Office Thi Kim Anh Nguyen was last seen when she left her home in Dublin 12 last Friday. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Friday 29 Jun 2018, 4:59 PM 19,223 Views Thi Kim Anh Nguyen was last seen when she left her home in Dublin 12 last Friday. Image: Garda Press Office Share4 Tweet Email1 center_img http://jrnl.ie/4099839 Jun 29th 2018, 4:59 PM Short URL Gardaí appeal for information on missing 28-year-old woman Thi Kim Anh Nguyen was last seen when she left her home in Dublin 12 last Friday. By Hayley Halpin 9 Comments last_img read more

Trump sacks John Bolton as national security adviser

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Dominic McGrath 24,601 Views Tue 5:12 PM Source: Donald J. Trump/Twitter JOHN BOLTON, the US national security adviser, has been fired by Donald Trump. The adviser, who was known for his tough stance on relations with Iran, has been sacked by the US President. Announcing the news on Twitter, Trump said: “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration.” Image: Kommersant Photo Agency/SIPA USA/PA Images Share11 Tweet Email2 Image: Kommersant Photo Agency/SIPA USA/PA Imagescenter_img https://jrnl.ie/4803727 Trump said that he would be naming a new national security adviser next week. The role does not require Senate confirmation.Soon after Trump announced the news, Bolton took to Twitter. “I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, ‘Let’s talk about it tomorrow’,” he said.Bolton was named Trump’s third national security adviser in April 2018 after the departure of General Herbert Raymond McMaster. Just an hour before Trump’s tweet, the White House press office had announced that Bolton would join Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in a briefing.US media had been reporting that there was infighting in Trump’s cabinet over how the country should handle Iran. Trump said recently that he has to “temper” Bolton.A divisive figure in Washington, Bolton was known for a hawkish foreign policy and became a household name over his support for the Iraq War as the US ambassador to the United Nations under George W Bush.Bolton served in the Republican administrations of Ronald Reagan, George HW Bush and George W Bush, and served as a Bush lawyer during the 2000 Florida recount.Inside the administration he advocated caution on the president’s talks with North Korea and against Trump’s decision last year to pull US troops out of Syria.He masterminded a quiet campaign inside the administration and with allies abroad to convince Trump to keep US forces in Syria to counter any Islamic State and Iranian influence in the region.In September 2018, Bolton threatened to arrest and sanction judges of the International Criminal Court if it moved to charge any American who served in Afghanistan with war crimes, calling the body “outright dangerous” to the US. With reporting by Associated Press Tuesday 10 Sep 2019, 5:12 PM Short URL Trump sacks John Bolton as national security adviser Trump announced the news on Twitter. 57 Comments I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2019last_img read more

European Parliament election final results in Greece

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Major Greek Opposition party PASOK, the extreme right-wing party Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS) and the Ecologists -Greens have emerged victorious from the European parliamentary elections.The final results had PASOK 4.3 percent ahead of New Democracy (36.6 to 32.3), but the fact that only 52.6 percent of almost 10 million eligible voters cast their ballots meant that it was difficult for either party to read too much into the numbers when considering what might happen in the next general election.The final results of the European Parliament elections held on Sunday throughout Greece were as follows:PASOK, 36.65 percent (1,878,696 votes)New Democracy (ND)32.29% (1,655,461 votes)Communist Party(KKE) 8.35% (428,209 votes)Popular Orthodox Rally (LA.OS) 7.15% (366,562 votes)Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) 4.70% (240,865 votes)Ecologists -Greens 3.49% (178,952 votes)According to the results PASOK and ND will have eight representatives each in the  European Parliament, KKE and LA.OS two each and SYRIZA and Ecologists – Greens one representative in the European Parliament.Although PASOK won, it attracted 195,000 fewer voters than in the European elections five years ago and 849,000 fewer than in the general elections of 2007.The low turnout also affected ND dramatically. Almost one in two voters that supported the conservatives two years ago failed to back them this time. Almost 1 million fewer people voted for the government on Sunday than in 2004.The right-wing Popular Orthodox Rally (LA.OS), which was the only parliamentary party to see its support rise. It attracted 162,000 voters in the March 2004 general election, but on Sunday 367,000 people voted for the nationalists.The Ecologists -Greens did not gain the level of support that had been predicted in public opinion polls prior to the elections but it still managed to attract sufficient votes to elect the first Greek Green MP into the European Parliament.Karamanlis commented on the record abstention in his speech late on Sunday night.“It is clear that a lot of New Democracy voters chose to protest by sending us a message, mainly through abstention,” he said, promising a government that would be speedier, more decisive and effective.Papandreou did not make reference to the stay-away vote in his speech and PASOK sources said that the party was trying to make sense of the low turnout on Sunday, while not getting carried away with its victory.last_img read more

Papoulias accepts nomination for second term as President

first_imgPresident of the Hellenic Republic Karolos Papoulias has accepted the proposal by Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou to serve a second term in Greece’s highest post, it was announced last week.“I accept the nomination for my re-election to the Presidency of Greece,” Papoulias said. Both ruling Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) party and the main opposition New Democracy party endorse Papoulias’ second term at the post. The election is due in parliament in the forthcoming March. Papoulias was elected by an overwhelming parliamentary majority of 279 out of 300 votes to serve a five-year term in February 2005.He was sworn in as the 7th president of the Third Hellenic Republic on March 12, 2005. Papoulias, born in 1929, was a founding member of the PASOK and a close associate of its leader Andreas Papandreou. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Turkey censors The Pacifics Melbourne based episode

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Pacific the 10-episode HBO miniseries about World War II – which hit Australian screens this month – will air in Turkey minus a scene from last week’s episode which featured dialogue about “Turks torching Smyrna” after capturing the Greek Aegean city.The Pacific, which focuses on the U.S. Japanese conflict during World War II, began in April 18 in Turkey without the deleted scene, the Turkish television channel CNBC-e announced.The scene occured in the third episode of the series, which played on Australian screens last Wednesday.  It features a Melbourne Greek woman, Mamma Karamanlis, played by Zoe Carides, talking to American Marine Robert Leckie played by James Badge Dale, where she tells him the Turks “invaded and torched Smyrna” in 1922.Smyrna, now Ismir, was a Greek city, in the then Ottoman Empire. The Turkish channel said it has notified HBO of its decision to delete the scene.A great fire took place in Smyrna in September 1922, lit by Nationalist Turks but this is disputed by sections of the Turkish media and is a matter that has turned into a dispute.Some Turkish columnists have agreed with CNBC-e and official Turkish line, denying the fire in Smyrna (now İzmir) was lit by the Turks and blame the retreating Greek army. Others, however, say the fire started after the recapture of the city by the Turks.Engin Ardıç, a columnist for daily Sabah highlighted that the fire bagan four days after the Greek Army had left the city. “It grew and spread September 14 and reached the 1st Kordon on Sept. 15 and 16.”There are official accounts by American, British and Australian consular officials and military officers at the time, which describe scenes of devastation and the slaughter of Smyrna’s Greeks by Turkish nationalists.The episode censored by Turkish authorities was screened on Channel 7 on Wednesday.last_img read more

Man arrested for over 28 mln unpaid tax bill

first_imgThe 66-year-old managing director of a photographic equipment retailer was detained in Thessaloniki on Tuesday over an unpaid tax bill of 28.1 million euros, police said.In Attica, police reported that a 40-year-old woman had been arrested for tax arrears of 2.9 million euros and a 47-year-old man for the nonpayment of 259,000 euros in taxes. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img