PMU sees Q3 revenue slip despite ongoing French racing growth

first_img Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Poker Horse racing Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has reported a 1.8% year-on-year decline in revenue for the third quarter, despite experiencing ongoing growth within its French horse racing betting business.Revenue for the three months through to 30 September 2019 came in at €2.26bn (£1.95bn/$2.50bn), down from the corresponding period last year but level with the second quarter of the current year.PMU was hit particularly hard within its sports betting operation, which excludes horse racing, with revenue falling 28% year-on-year to €59m. The operator also saw an 11.7% decline in poker revenue to €125m in the period.However, there was positive news for PMU’s core French horse racing business, with revenue up 0.5% to €1.81bn, though the same could not be said for PMU’s international horse racing arm, where revenue slipped 4.7% to €258m.Focusing on the French horse racing arm, PMU said online betting was up 5.1% year-on-year to €199m, while mobile wagers also increased by 8.3% to €61m. Land-based wagering remains the main source of income for this area of the business, but stakes were down marginally (0.3%) to €1.54bn in the period.The third quarter results made for similar reading as the first half, with overall revenue down but the operator seeing growth within its French racing arm.Reflecting on the third quarter, PMU’s chief executive Cyril Linette said that ongoing growth within the French horse racing business demonstrates the operator’s strategy to focus more on its core operations is working.“The good trends observed support the strategic choice to refocus the PMU on its race DNA,” he said. “The recovery plan is focused first of all on the customer’s heart and our traditional points of sale.“By voluntarily decreasing the supply of races and bets, it was to recreate the attractiveness of our bettors and to facilitate the life of our distribution network. These new measures have been understood and very well received. We must redouble our efforts, but the trend is encouraging.”Bertrand Méheut, chairman of the board of directors at PMU, added: “The strong choices made a year ago and supported by the board of directors are bearing fruit. The strong correction of the downward trend in activity is confirmed month after month.”Méheut also highlighted the decision to rebrand PMU as a key turning point for the operator. This project is ongoing, with Emmanuelle Malecaze-Doublet having last month been brought in as its new marketing director. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 16th October 2019 | By contenteditor Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Online Gambling Race Track and Racino AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter PMU sees Q3 revenue slip despite ongoing French racing growth Casino & games Email Address Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has reported a 1.8% year-on-year decline in revenue for the third quarter, despite experiencing ongoing growth within its French horse racing betting business. Regions: Europe Western Europe Francelast_img read more


Why the Tremor International share price is up 25%+ on Monday

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Tom Rodgers | Monday, 30th November, 2020 | More on: TRMR The Tremor International (LSE:TRMR) share price surged strongly on Monday 30 November to hit levels not seen since 2018.One specific piece of news lit a fire underneath the UK advertising and marketing company. And the share price shot up by over 25%.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…But why did it jump so far so fast? It’s not exactly a household name, after all. Why the sudden optimism about the fortunes of this £300m market cap company?DownturnTremor International is one of the 100 largest businesses on London’s AIM market. It shares that status with star names like Boohoo, ASOS, and Fevertree.In June, the Tremor International share price fell sharply when the company said trading had been “severely impacted” by the pandemic.Customers were taking an axe to their advertising budgets in a bid to save money. Tremor bosses added that it was “too early” to suggest an outlook for the company for the year.Stock markets hate uncertainty. Even with the first Covid wave tailing off at the time, the disappointing result really did a number on the share price.Tremor share price risesRevenues for the first half of 2020 would be $131m to $135m, the company said in June. This figure was nearly 30% less than the market expected. This result also pointed to an underlying loss of up to $6m for the advertising firm.But a trading update just put out on turned everything around. Suddenly the glass appears to be half-full, and not half-empty.“Tremor continues to drive substantial customer momentum in the second half of the current financial year,” the company said in the market update. It added that its team had “demonstrat[ed] strong organic growth despite the impact of Covid-19“.Revenue growth is now expected to be 37%-43% higher in H2 2020 than in H2 2019. That’s some turnaround. From the pessimism at the depths of Covid lockdowns to this? No wonder the Tremor International share price soared today.Many other businesses are now also suggesting a faster than expected bounce-back to profitability. That’s based on the possibility that Covid-19 vaccines might allow a return to normal faster than expected. Expect the unexpectedBut the news for the Tremor International share price was even more unforeseen. “Revenues generated across October and November were the highest in the company’s history,” today’s trading update said.Clearly, traders and investors today now think that the Tremor International share price has been improperly undervalued.The company, led by CEO Ofer Druker, added in its market guidance that trading for the year would be “significantly ahead” of the range outlined in an October 2020 trading statement.Tremor said it expects revenues to be around $50m higher at $390m-$400m compared to the update in October. It also expects adjusted earnings at a whopping $20m higher that October’s guidance.One thing I’ve learned from reading regulatory news updates every day? If a company says its earnings, revenues or profits are going to be “significantly” anything — up or down — there will be a big price movement.And that’s what happened to the Tremor International share price today. Why the Tremor International share price is up 25%+ on Monday “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Tom Rodgers Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. TomRodgers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ASOS, boohoo group, and Fevertree Drinks. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. 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General Convention approves support for small congregations

first_imgGeneral Convention approves support for small congregations Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI center_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY General Convention, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC By Mike PattersonPosted Jul 13, 2018 Tags Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ [Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] The 79th General Convention took steps during its triennium meeting to provide support for clergy and lay leadership development in small congregations.The convention approved Resolution A022, which directs the creation of a Theological Education Networking Team (TENT) to “collect, assemble, evaluate and publicize” the resources in the Episcopal Church “for the training of commissions on ministry and discernment committees.” The focus would be on the “education, training and formation of leaders who serve in small congregations with a special emphasis on alternative theological education pathways.”TENT would also work with others in “collecting, disseminating and encouraging the use of resources and best practices for identifying, educating and forming clergy and lay leaders of small congregations.”The resolution grew out of the Task Force on Clergy Leadership in Small Congregations, which was formed three years ago at the 78th General Convention to “develop a plan for quality formation for clergy in small congregations that is affordable, theologically reflective and innovative.”In a related move, the convention also approved Resolution A027, which authorizes a task force to “develop and implement a plan to provide need-based central scholarship funding to individuals” pursuing a theological education to serve as priests or deacons in small congregations. Curate Diocese of Nebraska General Convention 2018 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Knoxville, TN TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI last_img read more


Celebrity Chefs go around the world in 60 dishes to support charity

first_imgCelebrity Chefs go around the world in 60 dishes to support charity Howard Lake | 23 November 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  27 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img The idea for the recipe book was devised and developed by BUPA staff and is supported by BUPA through its Community Connections initiative, which encourages employees to volunteer help and support to the local communities in which they live and work. Top celebrity chefs, including Gordon Ramsey, Brian Turner and Delia Smith, have donated recipes to a cook book produced by BUPA to raise funds for three cancer charities and celebrate the company’s 60th anniversary. The book, Around the World in Sixty Dishes, goes on sale today. BUPA also secured contributions from employees across the globe – including Spain, Bolivia and the Middle East – who donated recipes to the publication.Through sales of Around the World in Sixty Dishes, plus a contribution of £5,000 by the company itself, BUPA aims to raise an estimated £30,000 for cancer charities. Funds raised will be split equally between Cancer Research UK, The Christie’s Appeal for the Christie’s Hospital in Manchester and The Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign. Advertisement Tagged with: Celebrity Tradinglast_img read more


Buy and sell app Buengo to launch in Manchester with virtual charity shop campaign

About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 24 April 2018 | News Buy and sell app Buengo to launch in Manchester with virtual charity shop campaign Buengo, the app that lets people buy and sell items to raise funds for charities, will launch next month with a week-long campaign in Manchester.The app lets charities and individuals raise funds while selling unwanted items. The app will be launched with a ‘Sell It For MCR’ week-long campaign. Manchester-based charities will be launching fundraising campaigns on the app and their supporters and members of the public invited to post items for sale, choosing their favourite cause to benefit.The week’s ‘virtual charity shop’ campaign is preceded by a short information session in Manchester on 30 April for interested charities.  384 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 Founders Fela Hughes and Alex Hancock wanted to find a way for good causes to receive donations, without having to ask supporters to make a donation themselves. They chose to focus on generating income for charities from the everyday activity buying and selling items online.Charities can register for a free profile on the app, which allows them to create fundraising campaigns. When a campaign ends, the proceeds (minus a 5% platform fee and a payment provider fee) are transferred directly to the organisation.The platform also supports direct money donations, which to not incur the platform fee.Buengo also allows charities to send updates to their supporters via the app.Participating charities at launch include The Bone Cancer Research Trust, Vision Africa, Breakthrough, Spoons and Barnabus.After the Manchester launch, Buengo will be rolling out nationally.You can download Buengo from the App store with the Android version available from 4 May.  383 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 Tagged with: app North West Trading read more


Teachers win a victory in Mexico

first_imgThousands of teachers protest in Mexico City.Mexico City — Some 10,000 teachers converged on Mexico City on Feb. 9, and immediately set up hundreds of tents in the intersection of the city’s main avenues: Insurgentes, Paseo de la Reforma and Bucareli.  Their occupation demanded higher salaries and payment of wages owed, government funding for public education and an end to state terrorism.The National Coordination of Educational Workers (CNTE), the national union of teachers based in Oaxaca, organized this demonstration.  The largest contingent was from Oaxaca, but teachers came from all over the country, including a delegation from the Yaqui Indigenous group of northern Mexico.As chartered buses dropped the teachers off close to Mexico City’s landmark Monument to the 1916 Revolution, 2,700 city police and 800 federal police, armed and helmeted and with shields, lined the streets leading to the city’s central square, the Zócalo.  This site was the scene of the months-long protest in 2006 against the fraudulent election of Felipe Calderón, who stole the election from Andrés Manuel López Obrador of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD).Oaxaca’s teachers were leading participants in the demonstrations that shook that state in 2006, and were again on strike in 2013.  Determined to stop the teachers from attempting to take over this public space as they did in 2013, the repressive forces of the state presented a daily visible threat.Sit-in participants in Mexico City’s center raised banners calling for an end to state terrorism and elaborating on this message to say, “If there is no peace for the people, there will be no peace for the government.”  Other banners voiced solidarity with the 43 disappeared students in the state of Guerrero, known as the 43 of Ayotzinapa.  The same sentiment was expressed on banners hung in front of union halls throughout the city, including at the national union of telephone workers.Struggle won salary hikes and back payThe union leadership announced on the evening of Feb. 10 that it had reached an agreement with the federal and state governments for a raise in teachers’ salaries and a settlement of back pay owed to teachers from Oaxaca for the last year up to and including January 2015.As the teachers packed up tents and loaded buses on Feb. 11, Section 22 of the CNTE was already planning a mass meeting in Oaxaca for Feb. 14 to pursue their demands for better conditions and an end to the Education Reform Act of 2013. This act includes compulsory performance-based tests for teachers and could result in mass layoffs due to the decrepit state of many rural Indigenous schools.According to the Feb. 10 issue of Excelsior, the leading Mexican newspaper, 48 percent of Indigenous primary schools in the state of Puebla have no bathrooms; 31 percent have no running water; and 46 percent lack drainage.Although leading headlines in the daily press blamed teachers for abandoning their classes for three days during the sit-in, all evidence shows that the Mexican government has abandoned the education of poor and working-class children and youth.  It is these courageous teachers who are leading the struggle for this basic right for all children.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


A newspaper closed, others suspended or seized, journalists physically attacked

first_img Help by sharing this information Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa Reporters Without Borders is very worried by the renewed crackdown on independent media and government critics in September. One newspaper was closed, several were suspended and two journalists were physically attacked. The authorities expressed their intransigence with newspapers that cover events in South Kordofan state, Blue Nile state and in relation with the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (an armed opposition group).“When the president talked of freeing all the imprisoned journalists a month ago, was that just a political sham aimed at fooling the international community?” Reporters Without Borders asked. “We had hoped his statement would pave the way for more respect for media freedom but nothing could be further from the truth. The security forces are doing everything from police harassment to outright seizure of newspapers to gag the media. Censorship is back in big way.”Newspaper closuresThe National Intelligence and Security Services closed the independent Arabic-language daily Al-Jarida on 27 September, citing order from authorities and without giving any further reason. The newspaper had already been prevented from publishing for several days last month (20-22 August) and copies were seized on 4 September. More information about Al-Jarida The National Press Council, which regulates the print media, ordered the suspension of six sports newspapers – Habib Al-Balad, Al-Moshahid, Al-Zaeem, Supper, Al-Mireekh and Aalum Al-Nigoom – on 10 September for an indefinite period for alleged unprofessionalism and administrative errors. The council accused them of writing negative articles and publishing false information “damaging the country’s security and reputation.”Four of the six – Habib Al-Balad, Al-Moshahid, Al-Zaeem and Aalum Al-Nigoom – have appealed against the suspension, which violates a provision of the Press Act limiting the duration of a suspension by the council to a maximum of three days.Al-Midan, a tri-weekly published by the Communist Party of Sudan, is often harassed by the security forces. In repeated acts of censorship, copies of three of its issues were seized in September (on 4, 6 and 8 September), while the Arabic-language daily Al-Sahafa was prevented from publishing on 8 September.Journalists banned from covering sensitive subjectsAl-Jazeera reporter Osama Said Ahmed was physically attacked by members of the security forces on 7 September while covering clashes in Al-Damazeen, the capital of Blue Nile state. A woman reporter, Tagwa Ahmed, was also roughed up by the security forces while covering the events from a military hospital.A few days later, National Assembly spokesman Ahmad Ibrahim Al-Tahir accused opposition parties and newspapers of maintaining links with the armed wing of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N). The authorities have banned the media from publishing anything about the SPLM-N and have imposed a news blackout on the situation in both Blue Nile state and South Kordofan.As previously reported, the National Press Council announced on 8 July, the eve of South Sudan’s independence, that it was withdrawing the licences of six newspapers published in the north on the grounds that were partially owned by South Sudan citizens.In a statement exactly a month ago, President Omar al-Bashir announced the release of all imprisoned journalists. A journalist was freed the next day. It was Al-Sahafa reporter Gafar Alsabki Ibrahim, who had been held since 3 November 2010. But Abdelrahman Adam, a Radio Dabanga journalist detained since 30 October 2010, has not been freed. Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for his immediate release. Organisation Receive email alerts News September 29, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A newspaper closed, others suspended or seized, journalists physically attacked News April 10, 2020 Find out more to go furthercenter_img Follow the news on Sudan News Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal SudanAfrica News SudanAfrica April 6, 2020 Find out more RSF_en March 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more


Editor of the weekly L’Action sentenced to three months in prison

first_img“Ben Ali embarrassed the ministry and that is why he was arrested,” his lawyer, Aamani Yahouza, told Reporters Without Borders. “So far there is no evidence that what he published was wrong,” he added. News Reports to go further Organisation Boussada Ben Ali, the managing editor of the independent weekly L’Action, was today sentenced to three months in prison and fined 50,000 CFA francs (about 76 euros) for “publishing false information”. The journalist immediately appealed against the sentence but will remain in custody at Niamey prison where he has been since 26 January while awaiting the outcome of the appeal.The case against Boussada Ben Ali was brought by the Economy and finance minister in connection with an article about a trade deal between Niger and China.——————-02.02.2009 – Newspaper editor tried, verdict due on 6 FebruaryBoussada Ben Ali, the managing editor of the independent weekly L’Action, was tried this morning in Niamey on a charge of “publishing false information.” The prosecutor requested a six-month jail sentence and a fine of 40,000 CFA francs (60 euros) without indicating whether he thought the sentence should be suspended. The court said it would issue its verdict on 6 February.The trial is the result of a complaint by the finance minister over an article about a trade deal between Niger and China. Ben Ali has been detained since 23 January.———————-28.01.2009 – Newspaper editor still held pending trialBoussada Ben Ali, the managing editor of the independent weekly L’Action, was transferred to Niamey prison on 26 January after 72 hours in police custody and was brought yesterday before a prosecutor who postponed a hearing in his case on the grounds that he needed to verify the outcome of the appeal in a 2007 case involving him and a former government minister.The current case is the result of a complaint by the finance minister accusing Ben Ali of “publishing false information” in an article about a trade deal between Niger and China. Ben Ali is to remain in detention until the trial.In the 2007 case, Ben Ali appealed against the two-month suspended prison he received as a result of a libel suit by government minister Rhissa Ag Boula over an article about Boula’s alleged cooperation with the Niger Movement for Justice (MNJ), a Tuareg rebel group. Boula’s statements a year later about his support for the MNJ and his readiness to take up arms proved that Ben Ali was right.——————-25.01.2009 – Newspaper editor held for allegedly libelling finance minister Reporters Without Borders is worried by the continuing detention of Boussada Ben Ali, the managing editor of the independent weekly L’Action, as a result of a complaint by finance minister Ali Mahaman Lamine Zeine accusing him of “publishing a false news report.” Ben Ali was arrested and placed in custody at the headquarters of the Criminal Investigation Department in Niamey for 48 hours on 23 January. This was extended for another 48 hours today. Receive email alerts Follow the news on Niger RSF_en In Niger, the charge of “publishing a false news report” carries a maximum sentence of three years in prison. More information (in French) “We are disturbed to learn of the extension of the police custody”, Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge the judicial authorities to produce evidence that what Ben Ali published was wrong. If they cannot, he should be released without further delay.” The Association of Niger Independent Press Publishers (ANEPI) said his arrest was prompted by a report in the 13 January issue of his newspaper containing confidential information about a trade deal between Niger and China. NigerAfrica News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News February 6, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor of the weekly L’Action sentenced to three months in prison Ben Ali was summoned by Higher Council for Communication president Daouda Diallo on the evening of 17 January to view a rebuttal that was broadcast later that evening on the national television news. He was asked to give the minister a public apology but refused. Help by sharing this information May 11, 2021 Find out more NigerAfrica November 27, 2020 Find out more Niger: Two journalists arrested in disturbing setback for press freedom July 16, 2020 Find out more The conviction of Niger newspaper editor Moussa Aksar is an attack on investigative journalismlast_img read more


Long road ahead for Beary’s Cross safety work

first_imgEmail Linkedin 16,000 cars pass through each dayCAPACITY and safety problems at Beary’s Cross, where numerous minor road traffic collisions have occurred, have led to plans to move the junction and introduce a roundabout.Following numerous minor road traffic collisions at the junction, Limerick County Council has been reviewing the situation but it is expected to take several years before new traffic measures could be installed, due to the NRA’s change of policy in allocating funding to large schemes.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Robert Gallagher, senior executive engineer at Limerick County Council, told a meeting of Castleconnell Electoral Area that capacity problems at Beary’s Cross were particularly bad at rush hour coming from the Caherconlish to Boher direction, with long queues building up and vehicles using the hard shoulder.“There are issues of a safety at the junction also, with a number of accidents of the less serious kind having occurred, such as cars tipping each other.“These incidents are often not recorded and the consequence of this is that they are not on the garda or NRA database so the frequency can be known.“I understand there has been one fatal injury there in recent years”.Mr Gallagher said that approximately 16,000 cars pass through the junction each day but that there were not enough safety and capacity issues to  put the matter on the NRA radar.“One option was traffic lights, which wasn’t really feasible, and the second is a roundabout.“We’re looking at developing a new junction to replace the existing one, where housing is too close to the road to introduce a roundabout.“The junction would be moved toward the Boher direction and the existing Caherconlish road would be closed”.The scheme would cost an estimated €1 million, funding that is unlikely to be made available in the near future.“We’re aware that the NRA’s funding has changed direction and that large schemes have stopped, but it has been put on the radar of the authority – if we thought a simpler solution was out there we would have found it, but can’t see one.“Lucy Curtis, at the NRA, is on the same thinking as us. but it won’t be constructed this year – when funding is available this scheme will be considered”.Cllr Eddie Wade said that he was afraid people’s hopes would be raised that the traffic issue at Bearys Cross would be resolved, when in reality, the project is “years down the road” Advertisement Print WhatsAppcenter_img NewsLocal NewsLong road ahead for Beary’s Cross safety workBy admin – November 19, 2011 932 Twitter Facebook Previous articleWindow for airport consultation too shortNext articleRiverside city spreads its wings adminlast_img read more


Donegal to get over €1M to improve homes of vulnerable

first_img WhatsApp Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Previous articleMcBrine and Thompson included in Ireland 14 for Test MatchNext articleESB warn of dangers of swimming in reservoirs News Highland Twitter Facebook Twitter Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Donegal to get over €1M to improve homes of vulnerable News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Donegal is to receive just over €1 million in funding for Housing Adaptations for Older People and People with a Disability living in private houses.It’s part of a national allocation of €66.25 million announced by the Housing Minister Damian English today.The investment will facilitate changes needed to make homes suitable for a person with a physical, sensory/intellectual disability or mental health difficulty, to enable older people and people with disabilities to remain living independently in their own homes for longer and also to facilitate early return from hospital.The Housing Adaptation Grant helps people to make changes and adaptations to their home, for example, making it wheelchair-accessible, extending it to create more space, adding a ground-floor bathroom or toilet or adding a stair-lift. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – May 4, 2018 last_img read more