Raketech Q2 revenue dips amid Swedish struggles

first_img Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Raketech Q2 revenue dips amid Swedish struggles 21st August 2019 | By contenteditor Performance marketing specialist Raketech Group has reported a 6.1% year-on-year decline in revenue for the second quarter of 2019, though reduced costs saw it significantly increase its profit for the period. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Topics: Casino & games Finance Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Regions: Canada Europe Nordics Sweden Performance marketing specialist Raketech Group has reported a 6.1% year-on-year decline in revenue for the second quarter of 2019, though reduced costs saw it significantly increase its profit for the period.Revenue for the three months to 30 June amounted to €5.7m, down from €6.0m in the prior year. This fall was blamed on lower player values in the Swedish market, as well as a shift in revenue streams that saw the contribution from cost per acquisition (CPA) deals fall 9.2% to €4.5m.This, however, was partially offset by increased revenue share, with these agreements bringing in a €1.1m during the quarter, a year-on-year rise of 8.7%.Q2 also suffered in comparison to 2018, when revenue was boosted by external factors such as the Fifa World Cup and the launch of casinos powered by Trustly’s Pay N Play onboarding and payments solution.This did not impact traffic delivered to partners, with new depositing customer numbers increasing 21.7% to 24,974.Despite the decline in Q2 revenue, Raketech saw costs decline, largely due to the prior year including €1.4m in expenses related to its initial public offering. This helped offset increases in revenue related costs to €604,000 and depreciation and amortisation charges of €907,000.As a result operating profit increased 29.3% to €2.0m. Finance costs fell from €1.3m to €209,000 and despite increased income tax, albeit from a low base, net profit for the quarter soared from €179,000 in Q2 2018 to €1.7m.The second quarter decline in revenue had little effect on Raketech’s first half performance, with revenue increasing 31.7% to €14.4m. The half-year figure was augmented by a €2.3m gain from to a related party liability that was waived in the first quarter of the year.If this was stripped out, revenue was up 10.8% year-on-year to €12.1m, which was credited to strong growth in new depositing customers across all verticals.H1 costs amounted to €7.3m, up marginally from the prior year, with the lack of IPO-related expenses over the period offset by growth in revenue-related costs, depreciation and amortisation.As a result of higher revenue, this left a significantly improved operating profit of €7.1m, almost double H1 2018’s figure. Again significantly reduced finance costs of €495,000 offset increased tax expenses, leaving a net profit of €6.4m, up from €1.1m in the previous year.Looking ahead, chief executive Michael Holmberg remained bullish on Raketech’s prospects in Sweden, despite admitting that market growth had “stalled” in H1. He said tough operating conditions were likely to result in a number of licensees pulling out, which in turn would allow the business, as a partner to the largest operators, in a position to play a more important role there.The key focus, he added, was international expansion.“We are constantly looking for new ways to use our expertise and optimise existing products in order to scale our portfolio, as well as to expand to new markets,” Holmberg explained. “We are actively looking for acquisition opportunities, and as a debt-free company we are well-positioned to acquire assets that would strengthen our operations.“We are selective, but we continuously meet with interesting acquisitions targets.”This has already seen Raketech move into Canada with its CasinoFever.ca site. Moves into additional European markets, Asia and North America are also targets.In conclusion Holmberg said: “We focus on driving traffic to the larger well-established operators, with whom we have strong and successful relationships.“Through our scalable business model, we continue to focus on profitability going forward, in combination with the before-mentioned geographical expansion and selective acquisition strategy. I look confidently towards our future and strongly believe in our long-term strategy.”last_img read more

Paddy Power launches new ad campaign featuring Jose Mourinho

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Flutter Entertainment-owned brand Paddy Power has launched a new advertising campaign starring former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho to promote the brand’s Daily Jackpot product.The product plays on Mourinho’s nickname of “The Special One,” with a tagline of “Don’t think you’re special.”The Daily Jackpot product, a slot game in which a large jackpot is awarded each day, forms part of Paddy Power’s games divisionThe ad launched online yesterday (26 September) and on television, print and social media on 27 September.In a release, Paddy Power said Mourinho personally made some changes to the script of the advertisement.Paddy Power’s marketing has gained widespread attention several times in the past, most recently with the company’s “Save Our Shirt” sponsorship campaign. As part of the campaign, football clubs including Championship side Huddersfield would receive sponsorship payments from the operator but would wear shirts bearing no front sponsor.The “Save Our Shirt” campaign was promoted with a stunt in which the Huddersfield team played a friendly wearing shirts with large, green sash-style Paddy Power branding, before the sponsor-less shirts were revealed. Huddersfield were later fined for breaching FA rules regulating the size of sponsorship logos. Paddy Power launches new ad campaign featuring Jose Mourinho Topics: Casino & games Marketing & affiliates AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Flutter Entertainment-owned brand Paddy Power has launched a new advertising campaign starring former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho to promote the brand’s Daily Jackpot product. Tags: Online Gambling Casino & games 27th September 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle Regions: UK & Ireland Email Addresslast_img read more

Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgDangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileDangote Cement Plc manufactures, packages and distributes cement and related products for the limestone mining, coal production and property investment sectors in Nigeria and the rest of Africa. The company has operations in Nigeria, Benin and Ghana, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia and exports internationally. Dangote Cement Plc operates the largest cement plant in sub-Saharan Africa, the Obajana Cement Plant. Cement bagged and distributed by Dangote Cement Plc is required of the limestone mining, coal production and property investment sectors. Formerly known as Obajana Cement Plc, the company changed its name to Dangote Cement Plc in 2010. The company is a subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Dangote Cement Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc (SUNU.ng) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgSunu Assurances Nigeria Plc (SUNU.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc (SUNU.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc (SUNU.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc (SUNU.ng)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileSunu Assurances Nigeria Plc formerly (Equity Assurance Plc) is an established insurance company in Nigeria offering non-life insurance for the domestic and corporate sectors as well as asset management and health management services. The company also has business interests in Ghana. Non-life insurance ranges from fire and special peril to consequential loss, cash and goods in transit, public and products liability, fidelity guaranty, personal liability and accident insurance products. Equity Assurance Plc also provides insurance products for workmen compensation and plant, erection and contractors all risk and welfare funds and medical evacuation. The company has subsidiary segments providing health management, asset management and hospitality services. Equity Assurance Plc is a subsidiary of SUNU Finances Holding SA. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

MO House / Gonzalo Mardones V Arquitectos

first_img Photographs MO House / Gonzalo Mardones V ArquitectosSave this projectSaveMO House / Gonzalo Mardones V Arquitectos Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/548162/mo-house-gonzalo-mardones-viviani Clipboard ArchDaily Manufacturers: ABA Andrés Barriga, Gasco, J. M. Alemparte, MK, Melón Hormigones, TecmaEngineer:Ruiz y SaavedraLighting Designer:Paulina SirCity:ZapallarCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nico SaiehRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. MO House is located at an area of steep slope facing the sea coast of Chile in the commune of Zapallar. The house is buried with clearly no intention to interrupt the wonderful view to the horizon from the public road, so it is accessed by stairs and ramps going deep into the mountain to discover again, from inside the house, the sea, coast and breaker.Save this picture!Site PlanThe access to the house is in the middle level, which contains the public areas of the house: living room, dining room and kitchen. The rooms were located on the ground floor with direct access to the garden; and the main room was designed to be at the upper floor, on a suspended volume that dominates the view and highlights the clear intention of the house to capture the horizon.Save this picture!© Nico Saieh+ 47The house itself is a big x-axis which is evidenced by the suspended volume that gives measure. Each level of the house has terraces to be protected from the west sun and wind by large eaves and beams.Save this picture!Detail+ 47Reinforced concrete with added titanium dioxide was the only material used in this housing. The reinforced concrete allows the work to bury, structure in slope, and achieve great structural lights in a seismic country like Chile. Titanium dioxide added to the concrete allows bleaching of this and helps, like trees, to the elimination of toxic gases produced by vehicles. The whole interior of the house has been painted white, with the clear intention of enhancing the natural lighting inside the house, which occurs through windows to the horizon and a series of skylights and light courtyards and ventilation. All the carpentry, windows and doors are made ​​of cedar.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehThe cover has been carefully worked as a fifth facade finished in white stone, as it is the main facade of the house from the external road. White color in stones of the facade was worked like proper white color of the sea breaker in the coast. In addition, the white roof leaves a bed of air between this one and the slab, protecting it from direct sun, airing it and influencing on the indoor temperature inside the house.Save this picture!SketchSave this picture!© Nico SaiehProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Maintenance-Free House / Arkitema ArchitectsSelected Projects2014 Wolfson Economics Prize Exhibition Explores the Potential of Garden CitiesEvent Share 2014 Architects: Gonzalo Mardones V Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Zapallar, Chile CopyAbout this officeGonzalo Mardones V ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesZapallarChilePublished on September 15, 2014Cite: “MO House / Gonzalo Mardones V Arquitectos” 15 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Chile Year:  MO House / Gonzalo Mardones V Arquitectos “COPY” Save this picture!© Nico Saieh+ 47 Share Photographs:  Nico Saieh Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/548162/mo-house-gonzalo-mardones-viviani Clipboard Projects “COPY”last_img read more

Terrorism at U.S.-Mexico border

first_imgThe U.S. border with Mexico has become a site of domestic terrorism — inflicted by acts of the president of the United States, the Department of Justice, Customs and Border Patrol, Homeland Security and racist anti-immigrant vigilante groups.Tent camp of Honduran migrants in Tijuana, MexicoThe terrorism is tormenting people desperately trying to escape violence, death, rape, joblessness and poverty in Central America.This terrorism is legal. And it is terrifying, traumatic and life altering for its victims: poor people with no alternative except to seek asylum in the U.S.Since the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, racist and anti-immigrant rants have been broadcast on every big-business news outlet and in print media. Trump has emboldened anti-immigrant racists to take action. He has set policies that result in government agencies ripping children from their parents’ arms. He has imprisoned migrants in brutal detention centers where private prisons make a fortune, while the people locked up are victimized over and over.Racist vigilantes emboldenedThough private militia organizations have been patrolling the border for many years, they had not yet detained migrants on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande. Now, in New Mexico, an armed group, United Constitutional Patriots, is impersonating the Border Patrol and has held at gunpoint hundreds of migrants who have crossed over.The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico responded to this armed militia by sending a letter to the U.S. government asking it to intervene: “We cannot allow racist and armed vigilantes to kidnap and detain people seeking asylum. We urge you to immediately investigate this atrocious and unlawful conduct.”The letter continues: “The Trump administration’s vile racism has emboldened white nationalists and fascists to flagrantly violate the law. This has no place in our state.” (aclu-nm.org)Peter Simonson, executive director of the New Mexico ACLU, told CNN that while militia groups have patrolled near the border before, they are now being given permission by the White House. (April 19)The New York Times quoted Jim Benvie, who posts online for these racist vigilantes, as saying that he issues “a verbal citizen’s arrest. If these people follow our verbal commands, we hold them until Border Patrol comes. Border Patrol has never asked us to stand down.” (April 4)Concentration camps for profit The Corpus Christi Caller Times reported on April 19 that the federal government has awarded a $39 million contract to Deployed Resources LLC in Rome, N.Y., to build “shelter” for those seeking asylum.According to Border Patrol figures, more than 361,000 migrants were apprehended at the southern border during a six-month period ending March 31. Of that total, nearly 36,000 were unaccompanied children.The number of migrants landing in federal detention has been relentlessly increasing since the advent of “zero tolerance” in April 2018, as families continue to flee gang violence and political repression, in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala in particular.There are around 50,000 people in detention centers on a daily basis.  Numerous accounts speak of filthy conditions, inedible food, temperatures that are either extremely cold or unbearably hot, illnesses that have proven fatal in nine cases this year, and sexual assaults.Recent photos from El Paso, Texas, have shown detained migrants, including families with young children, sleeping on rocky gravel under a border bridge in the cold with only foil blankets and two bologna sandwiches a day. “[Immigration and Customs Enforcement] takes people from [U.S.] homes and communities in early morning raids, from courtrooms and workplaces, and from the border where they arrive seeking safety and protection, and jails them thousands of miles from their lawyers and their loved ones. Inside, they suffer solitary confinement, unsafe conditions, and severe isolation,” said Heidi Altman, the National Immigration Justice Center’s policy director.Detention Watch Network notes that an “astonishing number of people … separated from their families and communities … [are being] held within a system that Department of Homeland Security’s own Inspector General has criticized for abusive conditions.”Human rights and civil rights floutedU.S. Attorney General William Barr announced on April 17 that the Department of Justice would deny bond and indefinitely jail any detained asylum seekers who enter the U.S. outside official ports of entry. Barr’s “Matter of M-S-, Respondent” decision will result in the unlawful prolonged incarceration of asylum seekers and strip immigration judges of authority to consider individuals for release on a case-by-case basis. Many asylum seekers are unable to reach one of the official ports of entry to present their claims for asylum. In fact, the Trump administration has been turning people away from ports of entry. As they wait in difficult conditions in Mexico for weeks or months, many are forced to find other routes to safety in the U.S.When an asylum seeker is detained by the Department of Homeland Security, a bond hearing often is their only opportunity to have a judge from outside DHS review their case and determine whether they should be allowed to pursue asylum protection from outside a jail cell.“By eliminating the right to a bond hearing, the attorney general has made DHS the judge, jury, and jailer for those who come to our border seeking safety and freedom,” said National Immigrant Justice Center Executive Director Mary Meg McCarthy. (immigrantjustice.org, April 17)McCarthy emphasized: “The decision also is the latest attack on the judicial branch by an administration that has repeatedly attempted to weaken the authority of immigration judges. As this administration continues to consolidate the power of an anti-immigrant president, this unilateral ruling should alarm all Americans.”Solidarity with detaineesWhile there are numerous protests at immigrant detention centers around this country and protests of deaths in detention, an unusual action was led in late March by Japanese survivors of federal detention during World War II. They were held, beginning December 1943 and officially ending February 1948, in a camp in Crystal City, Texas, located in the Rio Grande Valley.These survivors and their descendants made a pilgrimage to the site of the Family Internment Camp where about 4,000 people of Japanese ancestry were held for indefinite detention during WW II.Then they traveled to the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley where mothers and children are currently being incarcerated while seeking asylum in the United States. There, survivors of racist federal detention and their descendants protested the present-day repetition of unlawful mass incarceration. Among their demands were humane treatment for the imprisoned and compassion for immigrants and refugees. This was historic solidarity.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Publisher and editor of Le Républicain freed after appeal

first_img November 27, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Publisher and editor of Le Républicain freed after appeal Niger: Two journalists arrested in disturbing setback for press freedom Follow the news on Niger Organisation The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa NigerAfrica NigerAfrica Receive email alerts News RSF_en The conviction of Niger newspaper editor Moussa Aksar is an attack on investigative journalismcenter_img News May 11, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Reports to go further November 27, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders welcomes the release, at the end of their appeal hearing, of Maman Abou and Oumaru Keita, respectively publisher and editor of the privately-owned weekly Le Républicain.”The release of our colleagues is good news for press freedom in Niger. We hope that this case is now definitely finished with and that the government of Niger will take the opportunity to finally reform the law, so that more harmonious relations can be established between the press and the authorities,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.The prosecutor at the 27 November appeal considered that the 18-month jail sentence, five million CFA francs (7,600 euros) damages and 300,000 CFA francs (450 euros) fine for “spreading false news” and “defamation” was too harsh.He called for 9 months in prison, six of them suspended, and since the two journalists had already served nearly four months in prison, they were released at the end of the hearing. The verdict will be delivered on 11 December.———-01.09.2006 – Newspaper’s publisher and editor get 18 months in prison and heavy fines for criticising prime ministerReporters Without Borders said it was horrified by the severity of the 18-month prison sentences and heavy fines imposed today by a Niamey court on Maman Abou, the publisher of the privately-owned weekly Le Républicain, and his editor, Oumarou Keïta, for an article criticising Prime Minister Hama Amadou.“These sentences are absurd and grossly unfair,” the press freedom organisation said. “There has been repeated denial of justice in this case. Firstly, they were arrested in an outrageous manner. Then they were detained far from their homes without being able to see anyone. And now they have been tried by a court that was clearly bent on punishing them from the outset.”Reporters Without Borders added: “Everything suggests that Abou and Keïta are now the prime minister’s personal prisoners. President Mamadou Tandja should realise that these heavy sentences will not benefit either Niger or his prime minister and constitute a serious breach of press freedom.”Abou and Keïta were accused by the government of “disseminating false news” and “libel” in a 28 July article critical of the prime minister. The 18-month prison sentences were what the prosecution requested, while the fines of 5 million CFA francs (7,600 euros) were 100 times what the court had been asked to impose on Keïta. The journalists’ lawyers have already lodged an appeal.Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard sent a personal letter to the prime minister on 23 August asking him “to withdraw the complaint against Le Républicain and to embark on a new relationship with the public and privately-owned press, one based on the need to establish news rules of operating.”Underlining the organisation’s strong opposition to draconian laws for press offences, the letter argued: “Imprisoning journalists for offences linked to their work is counter-productive. Instead of obtaining reparation in a fair and credible debate, you end up – rightly or wrongly – being blamed for two high-profile political prisoners, with a discredited judicial system and with a reputation of inflexibility and inhumaneness.” The letter did not get a reply.Meanwhile, the Niamey prosecutor’s office today requested a one-year prison sentence and a fine of 100,000 CFA francs (150 euros) for Saliss Dago, the editor of the privately-owned weekly L’Enquêteur, for “disseminating false news” in a 14 August article entitled “Black mass at Muslim cemetery.”The article claimed that children were being killed during animist rituals at one of the capital’s cimentary. Arrested on 28 August, Dago is being held in Niamey’s main prison pending the outcome of the trial. News July 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Appalling 20-year jail sentence for Democratic Voice of Burma video reporter

first_img MyanmarAsia – Pacific Hla Hla Win was arrested on 11 September after visiting a monastery in Pakokku (Magwe Division) and was given a seven-year sentence the following month under the Export Import Act for using an illegally imported motorcycle. In all, she will now have to serve a combined sentence of 26 years in prison. A senior representative of the Oslo-based Democratic Voice of Burma told Reporters Without Borders that the sentence imposed on Hla Hla Win was “unjust” because all she did was “gather information about the situation in Burma, nothing more.” May 31, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News Receive email alerts Ever since the September 2007 Saffron Revolution, the security forces have been cracking down on Burmese who send photos and video abroad to exile news media and opposition groups. Around 20 journalists and bloggers have been arrested since then by police or soldiers. The two organisations added: “The very dangerous work carried out by Burma’s video reporters, made famous by the documentary Buma VJ, is crucial for the dissemination of independent, propaganda-free information both domestically and abroad. ASEAN and the rest of the international community should make press freedom one of the conditions for recognising the 2010 elections.” “People had been expecting signs of an opening and goodwill gestures from the military junta in this election year, but this extremely severe sentence on a 25-year-old video maker and the junta chief’s recent threatening comments leave little hope that the elections will be free,” the two organisations said. “We are outraged that this young woman has been given a 20-year jail term.” News News Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association are appalled by the 20-year jail sentence that a court has just imposed on Hla Hla Win, a freelance video reporter who provided material to the Burmese exile broadcaster Democratic Voice of Burma. Detained since September, she was already given a seven-year sentence in October. Born in 1984, Hla Hla Min studied economics and then began working as a teacher. May 26, 2021 Find out more In an independence day speech yesterday, junta chief Gen. Than Shwe asked his compatriots to make the “correct choice” in the elections due to be held this year. So far, the authorities have given no kind of guarantee that citizen journalists and journalists employed by foreign news media will be able to work during the elections. As things stand, they continue to face prison sentences under article 33 (A) of the Electronic Law if they use the Internet to send information abroad. center_img Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar MyanmarAsia – Pacific US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture At least 13 journalists and bloggers are currently detained in Burma, most of them in very harsh conditions. to go further The 20-year sentence was imposed on Hla Hla Win by a court in Pakokku (30 km north of the central city of Bagan) on 31 December for an alleged violation of the Electronic Act. A person who was accompanying her at the time of her arrest, Myint Naing, was given a 26-year sentence. The exile media Mizzima said Pakokku-based lawyers were reluctant to defend them in a case of a political nature. RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum January 5, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Appalling 20-year jail sentence for Democratic Voice of Burma video reporter News Following her arrest, she went on hunger struck for several days in protest against her detention and had to be hospitalised because her health deteriorated rapidly. Help by sharing this information Organisation Follow the news on Myanmar May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

A5 progress will be a “red line” condition for SF’s participation in a future…

first_img By News Highland – October 1, 2015 Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Homepage BannerNews Previous articleDerry’s Fergal Doherty retires from the inter county sceneNext articleShiels criticises government for not including Bonagee Link in capital investment programme News Highland Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published A5 progress will be a “red line” condition for SF’s participation in a future Stormont adminstration Facebook The North’s Deputy First Minister says substantial progress on the A5 will be a ‘red line’ issue for Sinn Fein when it comes to agreeing a future programme for government at Stormont.Martin Mc Guinness told a public meeting in Derry last night that while legal issues have severely delayed the A5, there is a perception that former minister Danny Kennedy and his Ulster Unionist colleagues have been blocking political progress.Speaking to Greg Hughes on today’s Shaun Doherty Show, Martin Mc Guinness said the priority must be to call a new public enquiry as quickly as possible…………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/martya5.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Google+center_img Google+ WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Pinterest Facebook LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamiltonlast_img read more

Clonmany man jailed for his role in car crash

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Clonmany man jailed for his role in car crash Twitter Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp News Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+center_img Facebook WhatsApp A former champion boxer was left in a vegetative state after he was involved in a horrific road crash.Gareth Holmes, 20, was the backseat passenger in a classic car which hit a tree on March 13th, 2008.The car, a 1980 Escort RS 2000 was being driven by painter Kevin McLaughlin.Gardai and medical personnel who arrived at the scene at Cleagh, Clonmany, Co Donegal revealed how there had been as strong smell of alcohol from McLaughlin.McLaughlin, who pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing serious harm, driving without insurance and refusing to give a specimen, said he remembered nothing about the crash when quizzed by Gardai.Ms Eileen Harkin, a foster sister of the victim, said Gareth, from Magheramore, Clonmany, was 100% innocent of any involvement which had left his in such a state.“He was not out drinking that night. He had been coaching (boxing).“The Gareth we knew died that died. He cannot walk or talk or bath himself. He has been left without his dignity,” she said.There were angry reactions from the Holmes and Harkin families when Defence Barrister Joseph McGettigan suggested Mr Holmes had been happy if McLaughlin had simply been banned from driving for three years.Judge John O’Hagan said it was not easy to send a man to prison who had worked hard all his life and had never been in trouble.“Despite televisions and books and whatever, prison is not a not place,” he said.However he said he must take into account the fact that McLaughlin was 39 at the time of the accident, admitting to drinking and driving and not having any insurance.He sentenced McLaughlin to 3 years in prison and suspended the last year on the charge of dangerous driving causing serious harm, and imposed a ten year driving ban on the main charge.He also sentenced the accused to six months in prison, to run concurrently, for having no insurance and banned him from driving for 12 months, a total ban of 11 years. Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest Previous articleHSE west urges public to stay safe this HalloweenNext articlePackie Bonner to contest Donegal SW by-election for Fianna Fail? News Highland Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further By News Highland – October 30, 2010 Twitterlast_img read more