Beginning of end to cruel commercial captivity of killer whales? 09 Mar 2014; posted by the editor - International, United States
In a move that could end the commercial captivity of Orca killer whales a California congressmen has introduced a law to make it illegal to keep orcas in captivity. If approved the new law will make it illegal to "hold in captivity, or use, a wild-caught or captive-bred orca for performance or entertainment purposes".
Thermonuclear Monarchy and Revolution 07 Mar 2014; posted by the editor - Features
By David Swanson
So now we (or at least the 0.03% of us who care to hunt for it) discover that U.S. military spending is not actually being cut at all, but increasing. Also going up: U.S. nuclear weapons spending. Some of the new nukes will violate treaties, but the entire program violates the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, which requires disarmament, not increased armament. The U.S. policy of first-strike and the U.S. practice of informing other nations that "all options are on the table" also violate the U.N. Charter's ban on threatening force.
Peace activists deported from Egypt, one assaulted 07 Mar 2014; posted by the editor - Human Rights, Egypt, Ireland
Irish Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire and Ann Patterson of the Peace People were detained in Cairo for eight hours on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Medea Benjamin an American activist and co-founder of Code Pink was also detained, assaulted and deported.
Walking Sticks, Smoking Pipes and Fishing Priests 06 Mar 2014; posted by the editor - Local, Arts, Ireland
Askeaton craftsman Seannie Barron is to see his work go on display at a new exhibition in Askeaton Civic Trust. Walking Sticks, Smoking Pipes and Fishing Priests opens on Saturday 15 March at 8pm in Askeaton Civic Trust and will run until 12 July 2014.
Reintroduced white-tailed eagle fledgling shot 05 Mar 2014; posted by the editor - Environment, Ireland
One of the first two White-tailed Eagles to fledge successfully from a nest in County Clare in 2013 has been found dead in Tipperary. The body of the bird was found to be riddled with shotgun pellets. White Tailed eagles are protected in law by the Wildflife Act 1976, making it an offence to harm them.
EURO75million second Development Capital Fund underway 03 Mar 2014; posted by the editor - Business, Ireland
A €75 million fund to support established Irish companies targeting significant revenue and jobs growth through export markets has been launched under the Development Capital Scheme as a critical element in the Government's 'Action Plan for Jobs'.
Time to focus on hack-tolerant ISPs 01 Mar 2014; posted by the editor - Internet news
If you run a web server you will no doubt be familiar with the following type of log entries:
"GET /phpTest/zologize/axa.php HTTP/1.1" 404 2397
"GET /phpMyAdmin/scripts/setup.php HTTP/1.1" 404 2397
"GET /pma/scripts/setup.php HTTP/1.1" 404 2397
"GET /myadmin/scripts/setup.php HTTP/1.1" 404 2397 The internet is currenlty being swamped with such hack attempts on servers - and it is all taking place with the willing or unwilligness of ISPs providing the Internet access.
Action Plan for Jobs 2014 published 01 Mar 2014; posted by the editor - Business, Ireland
The Taoiseach, the Tanaiste and the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation today (Thursday) published the Action Plan for Jobs 2014, the third annual instalment in the Government plan aimed at building a sustainable growing economy and creating jobs.
Irish Health Service broken and unfair 01 Mar 2014; posted by the editor - Health, Ireland, Fine Gael
Fine Gael health Minister James O'Reilly has described the existing Irish health system as unfair and broken in his speech to the Fine Gael Ard Fheis and said that the system was in need of wide reform.