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Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? A GROUP of researchers at the University of Limerick have teamed up with federal police in Brazil to combat the distribution of child pornography on the dark web.The research, recently published in the Nature’s Scientific Reports journal, details the results of applying network analysis to assess the effectiveness of Operation Darknet – a Brazilian Federal Police crackdown on one of largest paedophile online forums hidden by the Tor browser.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The police operation, carried out between 2014 and 2016, led to the arrest and identification of 182 users – 170 of which were distributors – and the rescue of six children. 766 of the more than 10,000 users were sharing content.The team of researchers from the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI) and the Centre for Social Issues Research, both based at UL, subsequently investigated how effective the operation was in disrupting the distribution of the content.The research team, which included a federal police officer from Brazil, used the analysis to suggest the best ways to target individuals to maximise the effect of this disruption.“Network analysis has previously been applied to drug trafficking networks and terrorist networks to identify structural weaknesses and key figures in these illicit networks,” explained Dr Pádraig Mac Carron, a postdoctoral researcher who worked with Dr Bruno da Cunha, Kleber A. Oliveira and Professor James Gleeson on the research.“Initially the police investigation was highly effective, quickly arresting those responsible for more than half the content provided. However, subsequent targets were less optimally selected. This analysis should lead to more efficient police interventions,” he added.The team believe the collaboration to be a first between Brazilian law enforcement and Irish mathematicians. Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro, mentioned the UL research in a recent interview, outlining that “one should invest in intelligence methods to enrich police work” and that “the publication is an index of the quality of the scientific know-how of the Brazilian Federal Police”.The research was partly funded by Science Foundation Ireland and by the European Research Council.by Tom [email protected] Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Print Advertisement Limerick on Covid watch list Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 WhatsApp Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLimerick entrepreneurs encouraged to plan for short and long-term successNext articleDouble for Billy Lee and all this weeks Racing News Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email TAGSBrazilCrimeeducationLimerick City and CountyResearchUniversity of Limerick Twitter Facebook TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! NewsCrime & CourtEducationUniversity of Limerick researchers help Brazilian police combat distribution of child pornographyBy Staff Reporter – February 17, 2020 458 Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year
Home » News » Two tenants successfully refuse to pay contract renewal fee to letting agent previous nextRegulation & LawTwo tenants successfully refuse to pay contract renewal fee to letting agentCJ Hole agrees to let them renew their contract without paying a £90 renewal fee even though the company still has the legal right to do so.Nigel Lewis6th August 201901,725 Views Two tenants who refused to pay a contract renewal fee of £90 to their letting agent even though their tenancy is not yet covered by the fees ban legislation have been allowed to sign a new contract without paying.Nick Ballard and Louie Herbert, who together rent a property in the Eastville area of Bristol, were told by letting agency CJ Hole that they would each have to pay a renewal fee when their contract came up for renewal.But the pair, who are both housing crisis campaigners within the city and involved in its Acorn renters union, said it was unfair that someone starting a new contract would not have to pay the £90, and yet those renewing their contract do have to pay.“We thought we’d just flat out refuse to pay it and see what happened,” Herbert told local media.“They maintained them charging us a renewal fee was still legal and would be legal until the end of May next year.“We pointed out we were happy to simply sign a fresh contract, our landlord was happy to sign a fresh contract, and that’s all there was to it – there is no justification for them to charge us £90 for that.”EvictionThe pair said they reasoned that CJ Hole and the landlord would not go through the expensive and time-consuming process of evicting them for the sale of £190, particularly as the pair say they have been paying their rent on time and in all other ways are normal tenants.The tactic worked. Herbert says CJ Hole has maintained its right to charge the fee, but dropped its demands for payment and asked them to sign a fresh contract regardless.CJ Hole and Acorn have form – the two organisations were locked in another battle in January this year over tenant complaints. acorn bristol CJ Hole tenant fees ban August 6, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021