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Neha Katoch


Inspirefest 2017 and women in technology

By Neha Katoch / July 6, 2017

As per the company diversity data reports 2015, only 21% women were in the tech roles in pinterest and apple, 19% in intel, 18% in Google and Linkedin, 13% and 16% in twitter and Facebook. However, for 2016 the numbers changed to 17% in pinterest, 28% in apple, 19% in intel, 24% in Google, 35% […]


Austria to deploy soldiers at border with Italy to block migrants

By Neha Katoch / July 5, 2017

Austria has deployed armoured vehicles and will also send upto 750 soldiers close to its border with Italy to block any migrants trying to head north, the government announced. The move reflects deep concern in Vienna and elsewhere in Europe over the huge number of asylum seekers who continue to cross the Mediterranean from Libya. […]


European Data and Computational Journalism Conference

By Neha Katoch / July 4, 2017

The European data and computational journalism conference will be taking place in University College Dublin on Thursday, July 6th and Friday, July 7th. The conference aims to bring together industry professionals, practitioners, and academics in the field of journalism and news production and information, data, social and computer sciences, facilitating a multidisciplinary discussion on these […]


Cocoa boosts cognitive skills in humans

By Neha Katoch / June 30, 2017

Cocoa boosts cognitive skills in humans: Study Researchers at the University of L’Aquila in Italy revealed that the consumption of cocoa flavanols has a beneficial effect on human cognition. Furthermore, they discovered that for women, eating cocoa after a night of total sleep deprivation actually counteracted the cognitive impairment (i.e. less accuracy in performing routine […]


Rise in human trafficking victims in Ireland: Report

By Neha Katoch / June 28, 2017

The annual Trafficking in Persons Report, 2016 revealed figures related to human trafficking on Wednesday, which shows how Ireland lags behind when it comes to supporting the victims. The number of detected victims of trafficking in Ireland has gone up from 78 in 2015 to 95 in 2016. The victims included 39 Romanians, 19 Irish […]


Irish astronomers capture most detailed image of giant star

By Neha Katoch / June 27, 2017

A team of Irish astronomers from the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies led by Eamon O’Gorman captured an image of unprecedented detail of another star, called Betelgeuse. It was captured using the world’s largest radio telescope, the Atacama Large Millimetre/sub-millimetre Array or ALMA which consists of 66 radio antennas, in Chile. It is world’s largest […]


Irish naval ship rescues 712 migrants

By Neha Katoch / June 26, 2017

On Sunday, an Irish naval ship rescued 712 people including pregnant women and infants off the coast of the Libyan capital of Tripoli as part of an international migrant rescue effort, Ireland’s Defence Forces said on Monday. During the day a total of 606 migrants were taken from “platforms in distress” while a further 106 […]


Waste piles up on Greek streets

By Neha Katoch / June 23, 2017

Waste piles up on Greek streets The streets of an Island paradise, Greece, are facing the consequences of the ongoing dispute between the government and thousands of refuse collectors’ jobs. Piles of rubbish and stale waste have been mounting up in various cities across Greece, especially the tourist areas of Athens which are among the […]


Controversial dog meat festival begins in China

By Neha Katoch / June 21, 2017

Controversial dog meat festival begins in China The controversial Chinese dog meat festival has started in the Yulin city of China, despite earlier reports of it been cancelled or toned down this year. There were reports of dead dogs hanging from meat hooks at stalls amid a heavy police presence in Yulin market on Wednesday. […]


Italian Fusion Festival

By Neha Katoch / June 20, 2017

The Italian Fusion Festival, aimed at promoting cultural exchanges between Italy and Ireland, will take place on July 2 in Dublin from 4 o’clock ’til 11pm at The Grand Social, Liffey Street, Dublin 1 (beside the Ha’penny Bridge). The festival is being organized by Radio Dublino, the only Italian language Irish Radio programme, running since […]

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