Limerick man’s bid to prevent mass murder

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLimerick man’s bid to prevent mass murderBy admin – January 24, 2013 664 A LIMERICK businessman has met with a senior member of President Barack Obama’s cabinet to discuss the introduction of new gun technology to prevent mass shootings and make America a safer country. Robert McNamara from Rathkeale visited the White House last Friday and met US Attorney General Eric Holder to secure White House approval on his smart gun technology. Triggersmart Technology, founded by the Limerick entrepreneur, works by radio frequency and makes it impossible for anyone, other than the authorised gun owner, to pull the weapon’s trigger.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking from the US, Mr McNamara said he met with the US Attorney General at the White House while Vice President Joe Biden, who is said to be interested in the gun technology, was in the next room.Mr McNamara is to travel to the White House again in the coming weeks to try and finalise a possible deal to get his technology in the marketplace. If he receives White House approval, it could lead to one of the biggest business deals ever concluded by an Irish firm.Mr McNamara’s business partner, Pat O’Shaughnessy, from Newcastlewest, said: “It’s true we’re in talks with the White House. We’re hopeful but nothing has been signed off on yet.”“One of the recommendations in President Obama’s gun policy statement is that he wants to try and examine the existing and developing technologies and that is the part of the White House drive that we are involved in,” Mr O’Shaughnessy explained.Speaking from Georgia Tech in Athlone, Senior Engineer David McGuinness, who helped develop the Triggersmart technology, said: “Triggersmart came to us with the idea and we had the skills to develop it .”“There is an electronic reader on the firearm and the activator can be placed in a ring or a bracelet so when they both come into contact, the reader will identify the tag and the gun can be fired.”“The company were in the White House last Friday and they are currently in talks with investors”, Mr McGuinness said. Advertisement Print Twitter Linkedincenter_img Email Facebook Previous articleUlster Bank League Weekend Previews 26/1/13Next articleLimerick hurlers face Tipperary admin WhatsApplast_img read more

Resignation repeat results in board-level HR position

first_imgResignation repeat results in board-level HR positionOn 4 May 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. BSkyB’s group HR director has resigned – the second HR chief to leave inless than a year. But the move has created a board-level HR post for theincoming director. In an e-mail to staff late last month, chief executive James Murdochannounced that Marie-Hélène Ferguson, BSkyB’s group HR director, had”resigned from the company to take up her next challenge outside ofSky”. It is understood she left the same day. Ferguson joined Sky in 2000 as the company’s first dedicated employmentsolicitor. She then took over the position of group HR director after the suddenresignation of Craig McCoy last year, following controversy over unionrecognition. BSkyB has created a new post – group director for people and organisationaldevelopment – and has appointed Beryl Cook, who was previously seniorvice-president for HR at Asian broadcaster Star TV. Cook will report directly to Murdoch. last_img read more

Reggae Girlz beat Panama prior to leaving for World Cup

first_imgIn an impressive performance at the National Stadium in Kingston on Sunday, the eve of their departure for the FIFA Women World Cup in France,  the Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz defeated Panama by 3-1.Khadija “Bunny” Shaw again played outstandingly scoring in the 29th and 49th minutes, with substitute Shakira Duncan scoring the third goal in the 79th minute.Captain Natalia Mills got the consolation for Panama in the 64th minute.South Florida invited to fete Reggae Girlz during week of activitiesThroughout the game the Girlz were dominant in possession, aggressive in attacking which saw them living in Panama’s half of the field for most of the first half.Panama showed signs of life in the 20th minute when Kara Riley got by defenders to force a strong right foot shot to goal only to be denied by Jamaica’s goalkeeper Sydney Schneider, diving to her right’The near goal by Panama seemed to immediately mobilize the Reggae Girlz and Dominique Bond-Flasza’s responded with powerful left-foot strike that skirted off the crossbar. And in the 26th minute Shaw just missed her first goal as the Panamanian goalkeeper diving full length pushed what seemed to be a certain goal out of the goal.However, Shaw and the Reggae Girlz were relentless in attack and two minutes later made no mistake as she scored Jamaica’s first of three goals.The score remained Jamaica 1, Panama 0 at half-time.Four minutes in the second half Shaw scored again on a low  cross from Olufolasade Adamolekun.Panama would score their only goal when their captain easily shot into an empty goal net after a defensive mix-up involving substitute goalkeeper Nicole McClure.As the half waned Shakira Duncan neatly collected a pass from Shaw and scored Jamaica’s third goal from close range.last_img read more