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University of Limerick host its 10th annual Women’s Day conference

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first_imgMunster secure golfing victory in Vilamoura Linkedin Advertisement Twitter Limerick school surprised with wild card for Junk Kouture finals Email Singles Stableford qualifier for Hunt Museum’s Pro-Am team Print Facebook BNest creates social impact with Limerick entrepreneurs center_img Previous articleFinal call for Limerick primary schools to enter 2018 Our World Irish Aid AwardsNext articleBank of Ireland celebrate International Women’s Day with an exciting announcement Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie News in briefs and round-ups RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsUniversity of Limerick host its 10th annual Women’s Day conferenceBy Staff Reporter – March 8, 2018 1982 Limerick students bag a spot in Junk Kouture finals TAGS#PressforProgressBank of IrelandBrenda RomeroBrid HoranDavid WallaceDELL EMCNorthern TrustSTEMstudentsUniversity of LimerickWiSTEM2D The main building at the University of LimerickUniversity of Limerick  hosted its 10th annual International Women’s Day conference today. The conference entitled #PressforProgress was supported by Northern Trust, Johnson & Johnson, Dell EMC and Bank of Ireland and was attended by members of the Mid-West business and education community.The conference was chaired by Brid Horan, former Deputy CEO of ESB and a member of the steering committee and former chair of the 30% Club, formed in 2015 with a goal to achieve better gender balance at all levels in leading Irish businesses.Contributors from across industry and academia discussed the topic of Women Pressing for Progress.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up UL lecturer Brenda Romero, a BAFTA award-winning game designer, artist and Fulbright scholar spoke about her experience since she entered the video game industry in 1981. As a designer, she has worked on 47 games and contributed to many seminal titles, including the Wizardry and Jagged Alliance series and titles in the Ghost Recon, Dungeons & Dragons and Def Jam franchises.Further discussion focused on the challenges facing Women in STEM.Marie Connolly, Head of Equality and Diversity, University of Limerick said “UL is delighted to be celebrating the 10th year of its Annual International Women’s Day Conference in collaboration with industry partners, Northern Trust, Johnson & Johnson, Bank of Ireland, Maples and DellEMC who have been partnering with us on the conference and gender projects for many years.Also at the conference, Ian Headon, Senior Vice President of Northern Trust interviewed former Ireland rugby international David Wallace who is also Regional Business Development Manager at Bank of Ireland.A number of second and third year UL students participating in the WiSTEM2D programme were presented with awards at the event. The WiSTEM2D: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing, and Design (STEM2D) programme was established by Johnson & Johnson in 2015 with the aim of providing additional support at undergraduate level and encouraging women into exciting STEM careers.A total of 20 students from science, technology, engineering, maths, manufacturing, and design courses were selected to participate. As part of the programme, these students met at workshops where they discussed their experiences as women pursuing a career in STEM, listened to female STEM role models and engaged in projects that aimed to challenge STEM stereotypes.The students worked in groups to produce five videos that aimed to specifically target stereotypes in design, engineering, biology, technology and chemistry.University of Limerick also hosted other International Women’s Day events, including the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre’s launch of Women in SSPC, WiSSPC. WiSSPC is a networking and developing initiative designed to accelerate female professional development in SSPC. Chaired by Professor Michael Zaworotko, SSPC director, keynote speaker was Domhnait Gleeson of Science Foundation Ireland.More about education here. WhatsApplast_img read more

Tweets Against CM Uddhav Thackeray: Mumbai Court Lifts Bail Condition, Allows Sameet Thakkar To Operate His Twitter Account

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first_imgNews UpdatesTweets Against CM Uddhav Thackeray: Mumbai Court Lifts Bail Condition, Allows Sameet Thakkar To Operate His Twitter Account Nitish Kashyap2 Dec 2020 1:40 AMShare This – xThe Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court at Girgaon on Tuesday granted some relief to Nagpur resident Sameet Thakkar, who went to jail in relation to multiple FIRs registered against him for his alleged objectionable tweets against Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aditya Thackeray.ACMM RM Nerlikar allowed an application filed on behalf of Sameet Thakkar for relaxation of…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 Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court at Girgaon on Tuesday granted some relief to Nagpur resident Sameet Thakkar, who went to jail in relation to multiple FIRs registered against him for his alleged objectionable tweets against Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aditya Thackeray.ACMM RM Nerlikar allowed an application filed on behalf of Sameet Thakkar for relaxation of a condition restraining him from operating his twitter account in an order passed on November 10 granting him bail. This was in connection with the FIR at VP Road police station.It was argued on behalf of Thakkar that such a condition affects his fundamental right to freedom of speech. If the condition is not relaxed, it will cause a lot of hardship to the applicant, Thakkar’s counsel argued. He relied upon the decisions of the Supreme Court in Dattaram Singh Vs State Of Uttar Pradesh & Anr and Rajib Sharma Vs State Of West Bengal & Ors.The Additional Public Prosecutor objected to the said application on the ground that it can be fatal to the prosecution as investigation has not been concluded yet. Finally, the Court observed- “If considered the nature of offence, date of passing the bail order, i.e. 10.11.2020 and the present date, I am of the view that no prejudice will be caused to the prosecution if the prayer made by the accused for relaxing the condition which restrain him from operating his Twitter account till further order is relax because the alleged evidence on the basis of it the crime against the accused was registered is with the prosecution.”Thus, allowing the application, ACMM Nerlikar relaxed the impugned bail condition.On November 16, the Supreme Court refused to entertain an Article 32 petition filed by Thakkar for transfer and consolidation of investigation in the FIRs pertaining to his tweets against the Chief Minister of Maharashtra and other Cabinet Ministers.However, on the same day, the Magistrate at Esplanade Court granted bail to Thakkar in relation to the FIR registered at BKC Cyber police station.On July 1, 2020, a complaint came to be filed against Thakkar at Nagpur by one Nitin Tiwari, a Shiv Sena functionary for allegedly posting some objectionable tweets against Uddhav Thackeray. Another complaint came to be filed against the petitioner for allegedly posting some objectionable tweets, with VP Road Police Station, Mumbai by Dharmendra Mishra, who is an Advocate and also a Shiv Sena functionary. Another complaint was filed at BKC Cyber Cell. FIRs were registered in all the above complaints for offences under provisions of IPC and IT Act.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

MBB : Melo plays smart after early foul to stay on court, contribute

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first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 8, 2011 at 12:00 pmcenter_img It took two St. Rose possessions for Syracuse center Fab Melo to pick up his first foul.The problem that haunted him last year looked ready to rear its head again in the Orange’s second exhibition game Tuesday night. Melo slid over late on a drive by St. Rose point guard Andre Pope and hacked him as Pope went up for a layup.Last year, it likely would have been just a matter of minutes before Melo picked up a quick second foul and would be relegated to the bench.But that was the old Melo.‘He’s a lot smarter as a player,’ senior forward Kris Joseph said. ‘For one, he wants to stay in the game. He knows that committing other fouls is going to have him right next to coach on the bench. But at the same time, it doesn’t take away from his defensive aggressiveness.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMelo played a team-high 13 minutes in the first half, and though he did pick up the second foul with just more than 10 minutes until halftime, head coach Jim Boeheim let him play through it. The sophomore flashed quickness and athleticism that was nonexistent for most of last season in Syracuse’s 87-69 exhibition win over St. Rose. He finished with eight points, five rebounds and four blocks. And most of that production came in the first half when Melo was in danger of getting into foul trouble.‘I didn’t even think about it,’ Melo said of picking up a second foul. ‘The problem that I had last year was because I didn’t know what to expect from the referees. Now, I know what to expect, so I won’t do the fouls that I did last year.’Melo said he ran about two miles every day in the offseason, ate better and focused on his footwork to prepare for his sophomore year. That led to him losing 30 pounds, giving him the quickness and agility he has shown in SU’s exhibition games.And despite playing with fouls, the sophomore made his presence felt early on the defensive end.A little more than three minutes in, SU switched to its 2-3 zone defense for the first time. St. Rose forward Brian Hanuschak caught a pass on the baseline and appeared to have an open shot. But Melo came flying over from the middle of the zone and sent Hanuschak’s shot back.‘I lost a lot of weight, and I think that helps me move,’ Melo said. ‘I was a little bit heavier, and I had a lot of weight to move before. Now, I don’t have that much weight, so I’m quicker.’Boeheim did say that Melo’s second foul was silly after the center was called for an offensive foul trying to set a pick.But even with the two fouls, Melo didn’t hesitate to make aggressive plays on both ends of the ball.On one defensive possession, Melo blocked a putback and then drew a charge on St. Rose big man Dominykas Milka in the post. He scored later in the half, crashing the boards and tipping in a Scoop Jardine miss. And just before halftime, Golden Eagles’ guard Travis Gill went at Melo on a fast break, but the center held his ground and picked up his fourth block of the game.He finished the first half with four points, five rebounds and four blocks despite playing with fouls.The heavier, slower Melo of last season may never have had the chance to make those plays.‘Last year, his feet were kind of slow,’ junior guard Brandon Triche said. ‘I think with him losing 30 pounds, he’s able to move now instead of reaching. Now, he’s patient down there. He’s not going for too many pump fakes. And once the ball’s in the air, he’s either getting a blocked shot or a rebound.’[email protected]last_img read more

Top 10 Moments of the Semester

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first_img10. Badgers’ men’s hockey gets its first winIt took nine games, but Wisconsin avoided tying the worst start in program history from the 1932-1933 season by dropping Ferris State 5-3 Nov. 29 at the Kohl Center. Since then, the Badgers have lost two more games to push their record to 1-10-1, which magnifies even further that lone win. UW’s season began Oct. 10, and it endured the better part of two months with eight straight losses before tying Ferris State on Nov. 28 and securing the win the next night.9. Volleyball comes back at home in third set against IllinoisAfter splitting the first two sets with the Fighting Illini Nov. 19, the Badgers were down 23-16 in the third set, on the brink of trailing in a match for the first time since Sep. 24. But UW cued up an 8-0 run to take the lead and won the set 26-24. They went on to win the next set and the match.8. Cross-country wins 47th Big Ten titleThe Wisconsin men’s cross-country team saw its record 14-year Big Ten title streak come to an end last season, but the Badgers couldn’t be separated from the crown for long. Behind the second straight individual title from sophomore Malachy Schrobilgen and a second place finish from Michael Van Voorhis, Wisconsin easily outpaced runner-up Michigan by 30 points. The championship marked the Badgers’ 47th title overall in 100 years of a cross-country Big Ten Championship.7. Volleyball advances to Sweet 16After earning the No. 4 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, the Badgers had no problem winning their first and second round matches at the UW Field House. Wisconsin swept both of their matches, defeating Western Michigan in the first round before taking out Illinois State in the second round. UW will move on to the Sweet 16 in Louisville to take on Ohio State. If they win, the Badgers will face the winner of UCLA and Penn State.6. Men’s basketball takes Battle 4 Atlantis crownThe Badgers went to the Bahamas over Thanksgiving break to partake in the 2014 Battle 4 Atlantis tournament along with powerhouse teams like North Carolina, UCLA, Florida and Butler. While many of the top teams fell in the first round, the Badgers beat UAB in the first round, then won a close battle with Georgetown before taking down Oklahoma to capture the championship. Senior forward Frank Kaminsky was named the tournament MVP. He scored 17 points — 16 of those in the second half — and hauled in eight rebounds in UW’s win over Oklahoma in the championship.5. Women’s soccer wins the Big Ten ChampionshipFollowing a tough end to the season a year ago when the Badgers lost five of their last seven games to fall out of the Big Ten title race, UW found out how to win down the stretch this year. Wisconsin finished the regular season unbeaten in its final six contests and then went on to continue the trend in the Big Ten tournament with three straight victories to secure the title. The last win came on a golden goal in the second overtime when Kinley McNicoll curled in a corner kick to give UW the 1-0 triumph.4. Wisconsin beats Nebraska at home … againThe Badgers came out of the gates slow Nov. 15 in arguably their biggest Big Ten game of the season. Wisconsin couldn’t get started on the ground while the passing attack continued to struggle, and Nebraska jumped out to a 17-3 advantage after the first quarter and change. But then Melvin Gordon got going, and UW exploded for 49 points in the second and third quarters to bury the Cornhuskers. More surprising than the 59-24 final score was the fact that Joel Stave only passed for 46 yards total in the game.3. Volleyball wins the Big Ten ChampionshipFor the first time since 2001, the Badgers captured a conference title with a 3-0 win over Purdue Nov. 28. The win capped off a 19-1 Big Ten record. Despite losing their first conference match of the season to Penn State, the Badgers followed that up by starting a school-record winning streak that currently stands at 21. Following the three set losses to Penn State in that opening conference match, Wisconsin went on to lose just five more sets in the rest of the conference season, which included a 26-set winning streak from Oct. 4-Nov. 7, falling just one set shy of tying the UW record.2. Football punches ticket to IndyWisconsin controlled its own fate heading into the last regular season game against Minnesota and delivered a win to secure its spot atop the Big Ten West. After a slow start against the Gophers that put UW in a 17-3 hole, the offense under Melvin Gordon and Joel Stave came alive, scoring 24 unanswered points to give Wisconsin the lead. Stave then threw a touchdown pass to Rob Wheelwright with less than five minutes left to seal the deal.1. Melvin Gordon goes for 408The game started slow for Wisconsin’s Heisman finalist with only 49 yards through the first 15 minutes against Nebraska’s stout defense, which also included a lost fumble. But in the next two quarters, Gordon went off for 359 yards to break the FBS record for rushing yards in a game and help Wisconsin overcome a 14-point deficit. Gordon came into the game with 10 rushes of 40-plus yards in his first nine games and left with 15 rushes of 40-plus yards during his monster day.last_img read more

Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu, Russell Martin bring mutual respect into NLDS Game 3 assignment

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first_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire With Martin behind the plate, Ryu had a 1.52 earned-run average in 20 starts this season. Throwing to Smith, Ryu had a 5.40 ERA in six starts.“If you look at his career, (Martin) had an amazing career,” Ryu said through his interpreter. “So from the get-go, you have to respect that. And he’s been an incredible help in terms of communicating and being on the same page. Even from Day 1, as a veteran, he made sure that we were on the same page and from the get-go, we had a great start to the season, hence the good results throughout the season.”The admiration is mutual.“The numbers say that he’s good with me, but he’s just a good pitcher,” Martin said of Ryu. “He can execute pitches and do different things, and he’s really good at creating his own game plan. He studies hitters. He knows exactly what he wants to do out there. I’m trying to guide him, just stay in synch, feel what he wants to do.”Now 36, Martin is playing out the string on the lucrative contract he signed with the Blue Jays prior to the 2015 season. The remainder of his career might measure in weeks, if not days. Lefties batted just .156 against Kolarek after he was acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays in a deadline-day trade. The audition went well enough for the Dodgers to give Kolarek one of their 25 postseason roster spots.At 30 years old, he’s getting less attention than fellow playoff rookies Dustin May, Gavin Lux, and Will Smith, though Kolarek is soaking up the experience just the same.“The introductions, the anthem, the huge flag in center field, it’s all the little stuff that adds to the spectacle of playoff baseball,” he said. “I think that’s what I was most looking forward to, as far as stuff that’s outside the game and getting to experience that for the first time.”ALSOThe fan who returned Gavin Lux’s home run in Game 1 had a bit of bad news: he retrieved the ball out of a trash can in right field. “It kind of makes it a little more funny and a better story for the ball, I guess,” Lux said. “Twenty years from now I can tell my kids, hey, this ball was in the trash can.” Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season center_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start LOS ANGELES — Asked to pinpoint the source of his struggles this season, Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu blamed himself.“Whenever I have an off game,” he said Friday, “it’s usually the balance when I make the delivery and that led to mistake pitches.”Publicly and privately, Ryu has resisted blaming the man in a crouch behind home plate. Call it a coincidence, but Ryu was irrefutably bad during a stretch of three summer starts with rookie Will Smith catching.Smith, who became the Dodgers’ primary backstop after the All-Star break, started the first two games of the best-of-five National League Division Series. But he will give way to Russell Martin when Ryu pitches Game 3 in Washington, D.C. on Sunday. Andrew Friedman, the Dodgers’ president of baseball operations, did not acquire Martin with the intention of making him the team’s everyday catcher. Martin started only three of the Dodgers’ final 12 regular-season games, the most recent coming on Sept. 28.Yet Martin seems to have found his ticket to postseason playing time in Ryu, who led all of baseball with a 2.32 ERA. Sunday will be Martin’s first playoff game in a Dodgers uniform since 2009. His teams have reached the postseason 10 times in 14 seasons.Ryu skipped a start after laboring through 4-1/3 innings against the Rockies on Sept. 4, a no-decision. When he returned to the mound 10 days later, Martin was behind the plate. Ryu threw seven shutout innings that day against the New York Mets.Smith caught Ryu’s next game, Sept. 22 against the Rockies. The left-hander allowed three runs over seven innings and picked up his first win in more than a month. But Martin returned for Ryu’s final regular-season start, a 2-0 win in San Francisco on the second-to-last day of the season.As for Ryu’s theory that being off-balance was the source of his summer woes, Martin deferred.“He knows himself very well,” Martin said. “If he thinks that’s what it is, that’s probably what it is.”YOU HAD JUAN JOBDodgers pitcher Adam Kolarek didn’t know much about Juan Soto before this week. In 10 professional seasons, he’d never pitched to the Washington Nationals’ talented 20-year-old.The left-handed reliever began doing his homework once Washington beat the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL wild-card game. Two games into the NLDS, that homework has paid off.Kolarek struck out Soto on three pitches in the seventh inning of Game 1. When Soto’s turn to bat arrived in the seventh inning of Game 2, Manager Dave Roberts again summoned Kolarek from the bullpen. It took nine pitches this time, but Kolarek got Soto to ground out with one out and two runners on base in a 3-1 game.“I kind of have a similar plan of attack no matter who’s in the box,” Kolarek said. “I try to stick with that.”That’s a rare approach for any pitcher, but Kolarek’s role allows him to get away with it. He knows he will face a left-handed hitter, usually at a juncture when one hit can change the game. The Nationals’ best left-handed hitter is Soto, who hit 34 home runs, drove in 110 runs, and reached base at a .401 clip in the regular season.A right-handed hitter, Howie Kendrick, batted behind Soto in each of the first two games. So as soon as Kolarek completed his task, Roberts went back to the bullpen for a right-handed reliever.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more