Linkedin Email Advertisement Facebook Print Twitter WhatsApp The Data Protection Commissioner is conducting an ongoing investigation into an incident in which sensitive data relating to hundreds of students at the University of Limerick was mistakenly sent to one student.Personal information relating to 363 residents of Kilmurry Village including their bank details and PPS numbers were incorrectly sent.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up On the February 10 the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner was notified of the breach.UL says the breach was a result of human error and the student who received the email has confirmed it’s been deleted. All of the people affected were contacted.The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner says their investigation is ongoing and UL is reviewing its procedures to ensure compliance with its data protection obligations.It’s the second data breach in UL is three months.Last November seven students had their personal information and grant applications for the Student Assistance Fund posted on UL’s website in error. NewsBreaking newsData breach investigationBy Bernie English – March 4, 2015 837 Previous articleAlmost 300 School Children Attend HRI’s ‘Go Racing Kids Club’ Education Day at Limerick RacecourseNext articleLIT’s Fitzgibbon Cup breakthrough year recalled as team of 2005 gather for 10the anniversary Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news.
By Donald WittkowskiMost Americans probably don’t know that Baqubah is a city in Iraq. Quite possibly, they’ve never even heard of it.But Sean Lewis is all too aware that Baqubah was the scene of some of the fiercest fighting between the U.S. military and the al-Qaida terrorist network during the Iraq war.While serving as an Army sergeant in Baqubah, Lewis had his right leg blown off and suffered brain damage when a mortar shell exploded near him on Jan. 21, 2004. Two of his fellow soldiers were killed in the attack.“They were two of my closest friends,” Lewis recalled of Gabriel Palacios and David Parker.Lewis paid tribute to his friends, “Gabe and Dave,” as he called them, while joining with hundreds of other people Saturday morning during the ninth annual Walk for the Wounded charity event on the Ocean City Boardwalk.Older veterans of different wars help to lead a crowd of hundreds down the Boardwalk.Despite the somber tones, the event was filled with inspirational moments. Wounded veterans talked of how they have rebuilt their lives, started families, continued their education and extended a helping hand to others suffering from the emotional and physical scars of war.Lewis, 33, of Indianapolis, Ind., retired from the military in 2006 and is currently a full-time student just one semester short of earning a degree in music education from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He hopes to become a music teacher.“My goal is to bring college-level music appreciation to the high school or middle school level,” he said.Lewis, accompanied by his girlfriend, Raissa Ross, used a pair of crutches to make his way down the Boardwalk during the three-mile charity walk.“At first, it was a little difficult,” he said of the trauma of losing his leg. “Then you find ways to cope with it and live the rest of your life.”Saturday was not the first time Lewis had been in Ocean City. He recalled how he and another soldier would sometimes slip out of Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where they were both receiving treatment for their severe wounds, to visit Ocean City. The side trips gave them a reprieve from the emotional and physical stress of the hospital.“I have lots of fond memories of being here in Ocean City,” Lewis said.Walkers recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the event.Before he began walking, Lewis addressed the crowd on the Boardwalk to talk about the importance of Operation First Response, a nonprofit organization that helps wounded veterans in need of assistance while making the transition from the military to civilian life.Money raised from the Walk for the Wounded goes to support Operation First Response. Steve Brady, vice chairman of OceanFirst Bank, the principal sponsor of the event, said the Walk for the Wounded has raised more than $600,000 since its inception in 2009.Peggy Baker, chief executive officer of Operation First Response, told the crowd that her organization has helped more than 8,000 military families.“What greater gift can we give our freedom fighters than a place of honor?” she said.During her remarks, Baker waded into an ongoing controversy by criticizing the NFL players who have been staging protests by kneeling during the playing of the national anthem. She said the protests are disrespectful toward the American flag and “it hurts me to the core.”Peggy Baker, chief executive officer of Operation First Response, speaks of how the organization has helped wounded veterans and their families.Another wounded veteran who participated in the walk was Joshua Ferguson, who lost his left leg in an explosion on April 27, 2007.The 40-year-old Ferguson, who lives in Dickson, Tenn., was an Army sergeant serving in Iraq when a roadside bomb tore through his Humvee military vehicle.“Most of the time, an explosion like that would kill four or five of the guys in the vehicle, but in this case, we all lived,” he said.Ferguson’s leg was amputated up to the thigh, requiring him to use a curved, blade-like prosthetic leg made of carbon fiber and similar to the ones worn by former South African Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius.Now retired from the Army, Ferguson relies on humor and art therapy to help him cope with the emotional and physical ordeal of his wounds.Ferguson is a Little League coach. His baseball uniform has the number 5 and the word “Toes” on it instead of his name – a reference to all of the toes he lost on his amputated leg.Moreover, the license plate on his car says “Peg Leg,” he noted with a laugh.“I try to find the humor in things,” Ferguson said. “This is one of the ways I deal with my wounds.”Cami Bonsera, marketing manager for OceanFirst Bank, displays one of the Walk for the Wounded shirts that were given to donators. Army veteran Sean Lewis, who lost his right leg during a mortar attack in Iraq, is joined by his girlfriend, Raissa Ross, during the 2017 Walk for the Wounded.
SILVER BAY, Minn. (June 19) – The official network of the International Motor Contest Association makes winning a feature race pay off even bigger for one IMCA driver each month. IMCA.TV gives a Roku Express streaming device and one-year membership to the winner of a monthly drawing, open to all drivers in all divisions who won sanctioned features. A schedule and information about upcoming broadcasts is available on the www.imca.tv website. Drawing winners thus far include Chris Elliott, Modified; David Jones, SportMod; Hesston Shaw, Stock Car; and Dennis Spencer, Hobby Stock. In addition, IMCA.TV gives a complimentary pay-per-view six-day America’s Racin’ Vacation package to the first pre-entered Modified driver from each state without a current subscription competing at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.IMCA.TV features live streaming subscription races with replay archives. Viewers can tune in to specials, series and weekly racing events held at tracks across the country on their computer, mobile phone or tablet app, Roku, Fire TV or Apple TV. “It is important that we continue to support the racers that support us,” stated IMCA.TV Executive Producer Bucky Doren. “Getting a victory means more than a checkered flag in IMCA and this is one of many reasons why.” “This is a great program that highlights the IMCA.TV platform and continues to drive viewership,” said IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “With the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s on the horizon we want to help make sure the families and friends of drivers attending can watch their events from home, no matter where that may be.”
Chelsea lost 6-0 to Manchester City in the Premier League.Chelsea will face Manchester City again in the League Cup final.Arsenal lost 0-1 to BATE Borisov in Europa League. highlights Pedro swung over a cross which Lasse Nielsen should have headed away, but the defender failed with his attemped volleyed clearance and Barkley was on hand to control and stab into the net. Uwe Rosler’s Malmo piled on the pressure at the end of the half, but Barkley twice produced crucial headers at the other end to keep Chelsea in front. But the Premier League giants took total control of the tie in the 58th minute with a wonderful counter-attack. Barkley led the charge before picking out Willian, and the Brazilian powered to the byline before cutting the ball back for Giroud to flick in a cool back-heeled finish. The French striker has now scored five goals in six Europa League games this season, despite only netting once in 23 matches in domestic competitions. But Malmo did grab the goal their efforts deserved in the 80th minute, as Anders Christiansen slotted past Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.Arsenal beaten in BelarusArsenal face an uphill battle to progress after a 1-0 defeat by BATE in a game which saw Alexandre Lacazette sent off for elbowing Aleksandar Filipovic with five minutes remaining. Stanislav Dragun put BATE ahead just before the break in Barysaw and Arsenal never threatened an equaliser, with Lacazette’s late dismissal also ruling him out of next week’s second leg in London.Unai Emery’s side have now won just two of their last nine away matches — last weekend’s victory over the Premier League’s bottom club Huddersfield and an FA Cup win against third-tier Blackpool. Elsewhere, Napoli began life without record goalscorer Marek Hamsik with a 3-1 win in a fiery atmosphere at FC Zurich. Lorenzo Insigne, who has replaced Hamsik as captain after the Slovakian’s move to China, scored the opening goal, with Jose Callejon and Piotr Zielinski also on target. Celtic’s European adventures appear to be over for another season after being outclassed 2-0 by Valencia at Parkhead. Denis Cheryshev and Ruben Sobrino got the goals as the Spaniards extended their recent unbeaten run to six matches.Inter Milan claimed a 1-0 win at Rapid Vienna despite Mauro Icardi snubbing the trip after being stripped of the captaincy over a contract row, with Lautaro Martinez scoring the winner from the penalty spot. Wissam Ben Yedder’s 22nd-minute strike helped record five-time winners Sevilla take a large step towards the last 16 with a 1-0 victory over Lazio in Rome, while Benfica backed up their 10-0 weekend thumping of Nacional by winning 2-1 at Galatasaray. Salzburg, semi-finalists last season, lost 2-1 at Club Brugge, while 10-man Sporting Lisbon were beaten 1-0 by Villarreal in the Portuguese capital. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. London: Chelsea claimed a 2-1 victory at Malmo in the Europa League last-32 first leg to ease some of the pressure on beleaguered coach Maurizio Sarri, while Arsenal suffered a shock loss to BATE Borisov. Visitors Chelsea desperately needed a response after back-to-back humiliating away losses, with last Sunday’s 6-0 thrashing by Manchester City following a 4-0 reverse at Bournemouth. Ross Barkley took advantage of a defensive lapse by the home team on Thursday to put Chelsea ahead on the half-hour mark, with Olivier Giroud adding a 58th-minute second before Malmo’s late goal gave them a glimmer of hope ahead of next week’s return match at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea face Manchester United in the FA Cup on Monday, before facing City again in the League Cup final on February 24. “I am happy because we played with confidence and it wasn’t really very easy after the last match (the defeat by City),” Sarri told BT Sport. “I think I am always confident but sometimes we had the wrong approach with matches so we need to be careful in every match.” Sarri named a strong team, although he did leave Gonzalo Higuain and Eden Hazard on the bench. Chelsea found themselves up against a spirited Malmo outfit in the first half, roared on by a vociferous home crowd, but kept the Swedes at arm’s length before Barkley grabbed their first away goal of 2019.
Barcelona: Luis Suarez scored a scintillating double and the returning Lionel Messi set up the winner as Barcelona came from behind to beat Inter Milan in a thrilling contest at Camp Nou. Lautaro Martinez fired Inter ahead after just two minutes on Wednesday and Antonio Conte’s side, mean in defence and ruthless on the break, looked capable of pulling off an historic victory in Group F. But Suarez broke down the Italians’ determined back-line with a stunning volley just before the hour and then finished off a weaving Messi run in the 84th minute to complete a pulsating 2-1 win. Inter had never beaten Barcelona away from home in the Champions League but were the better side for long spells, particularly in the first half when they should have added to their one-goal lead. Instead, Barca’s deadly duo came up trumps again, Suarez breaking through just as the hosts looked to be running out of ideas before Messi, back from injury, teed up his partner for the decisive second. Inter play Juventus at home on Sunday, sitting top of Serie A after winning all of their six games so far and on this evidence, they could go far in Europe too. Barcelona will be wary of the return fixture at the San Siro in December, which could yet decide who wins this group.Also Read | Neymar, FC Barcelona Contract Dispute Set To go To Court After Talks Collapse”Those are a big three points,” said Suarez. “When you’re the number nine, you always try to help the team with goals and assists. Sometimes it doesn’t work, but I always work hard. Don’t give up in difficult times.” Conte added, “This leaves a bitter taste because we deserved a lot more than we got. But congratulations to Barca, their stars (Suarez and Messi) changed the face of the match.” Also Read | Lionel Messi Gets Injured, Barcelona Win Against Villareal In La LigaFor Ernesto Valverde’s team, a hard-fought victory, combined with Messi’s return, will come as a welcome boost to morale and momentum after consecutive victories in La Liga steadied the ship following a bumpy start. While they had their star striker back for only his second start of the season, Inter were without theirs, Romelu Lukaku ruled out with a thigh strain. The first half was an engrossing battle of control against counter-attack as Barcelona had 67 per cent of the ball but Inter more of the clear-cut chances. The pattern was set by Inter scoring early, after 122 seconds, as Gerard Pique was pulled out of position and Martinez sprinted into the gap, holding off Clement Lenglet before finishing inside the far post. For half an hour, Barcelona played well, switching the ball from one side to the other in an attempt to dislodge the dogged Inter defence. But the threat of their opponents on the break was always lurking and as the half wore on, Inter looked increasingly likely to grab a second. Antonio Candreva scored but was ruled offside, Nicolo Barella would have but Nelson Semedo made a last-ditch block while Martinez and Alexis Sanchez both went close, the former drawing an excellent save from Marc-Andre ter Stegen. Whistles in stands By the end, Barca were relieved to reach half-time, even if the whistle on the pitch was greeted by a scattering of whistles in the stands too. Arturo Vidal replaced Sergio Busquets before the hour and made a difference, meeting an Antoine Griezmann cut-back before feeding Suarez for the equaliser. Suarez still had a lot to do when the clipped ball came over to him on the edge of the box but the Uruguayan caught it perfectly in the air with his right foot and sent it flying into the net. Barca wanted a winner. Vidal found Messi, who slid in Griezmann but he could only find the side-netting. Griezmann was replaced by Ousmane Dembele, who fired over. The game looked to be drifting towards a draw until Messi intervened. Collecting the ball on the right, he span around one defender, then jinked inside another before passing to Suarez, whose first touch pushed the ball perfectly into the area. From there, the finish was simple. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.