Principal sought sexual bribe

A sting operation was launched to arrest the principal with the assistance of the mother. She had tipped off the Bribery Commission about the principal and on their instructions she went with him to the hotel. The principal of a school in Kottawa has been arrested after he had sought a sexual bribe from a mother to admit a child to Grade one.The Bribery and Corruption Commission said that the principal of Ananda Vidyalaya Kottawa was arrested from a hotel in Werahera. Bribery and Corruption Commission officials arrested the principal from the hotel while he was with the lady expecting the sexual bribe.Further investigations are underway. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Irish businesses are among the EUs best for selling abroad online

first_imgIRISH PEOPLE ARE better than other Europeans at buying and selling online with other countries according to new EU-wide research on digital habits.Ireland exhibited much better rates of cross border e-commerce than the rest of the union, with 24 per cent of the population having bought online from other EU countries in the previous year, compared to an EU average of 12 per cent.The initiative being shown extends to Irish businesses, with both SMEs and larger companies also comfortably ahead of the EU average for drumming up business form abroad. Source: European CommissionOverall in many of the areas monitored Irish people were bang on the EU average in terms of digital skills. For example, those identified as having low or no digital skills make up about 46 per cent of the population in Ireland, just one point below the EU average of 47 per cent.Broadband usage in Ireland is also roundabout on the European average according to the European Commission research, with 96 per cent of the total population having access to it compared to 97 per cent of Europeans. Subscriptions with high speed connections over 30 Mbps and 100 Mbsp were also above the EU average.The main area where Ireland is lagging behind in broadband speeds is in the availability of 4G coverage. The figures for 2013 show that 35 per cent of Irish people had access to 4G compared to 59 per cent of EuropeansIrish providers Meteor, eMobile, Vodafone and Three have all introduced 4G services over the past 9 months meaning that the figure has increased. Source: European CommissionRead: In 2016 there’ll be a new place for 500 students to live: Dublin’s Digital Hub >Column: Digital innovation and enterprise needs to be nurtured at an EU level >last_img read more