Kenyan court ruling may see SportPesa return to market

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Kenyan court ruling may see SportPesa return to market The Kenyan Tax Appeals Tribunal has ruled in favour of betting operators that challenged whether a controversial gambling tax should be levied on player winnings, rather than their original stakes.The decision may pave the way for local operators such as SportPesa and Betin to return to the market. Both operators stopped doing business in the country due to what they saw as a hostile tax environment.In its ruling, the court determined that the tax could only be applied to a player’s winnings at the end of every month, and that the KRA must collect revenue from customers, rather than directly from operators.SportPesa chief executive Ronald Karauri welcomed the ruling, suggesting that it may prompt it to reconsider its withdrawal from the Kenyan market.“Today’s ruling is a significant development for both SportPesa and the wider betting sector in Kenya, reversing previous government policy that had rendered the sector commercially and economically unviable, with a major, negative impact on jobs, local economies and sports in Kenya,” Karauri said.“We have long advocated for a fair and level playing field and a regulatory and taxation environment that both supports business and inward investment, and is in the interests of Kenyan consumers.“SportPesa will now reconsider the future of its operations in Kenya,” he added. “We encourage the authorities to take the Tax Appeals Tribunal’s ruling fully on board and to now apply a reasonable approach to gambling regulation and taxation, in line with international best practice.”Betin, meanwhile, declined to comment on whether the tribunal’s ruling will mean a return to the market.The dispute over the winnings tax dates back to its introduction, with SportPesa arguing the tax removed incentive for customers to place bets.Although the Kenyan High Court initially blocked collection of the tax, the Kenyan Revenue Authority and Betting Control and Licensing Board agreed on 1 July to withdraw the licences of 27 companies who failed to pay the levy, including SportPesa and Betin.After the state ordered telecoms company Safaricom to block banking services to the 27 companies, leaving customers unable to deposit funds — a move SportPesa said violated a court order — SportPesa ended its sport sponsorships in Kenya and placed its 453 employees in the company on leave.A SportPesa spokesperson told iGamingBusiness.com in early September that the company believed it was heading towards the resumption of normal operations after constructive talks. However, on 19 September, the Kenyan Parliament’s Finance Committee proposed a new 20% excise tax rate on betting stakes in the 2019/20 budget, an increase from the 10% stake proposed by the treasury in June.In response, SportPesa that it would not operate in the country until the rate was changed, and laid off its Kenya-based employees. Legal & compliance 11th November 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle Regions: Africa East Africa Kenyacenter_img The Kenyan Tax Appeals Tribunal has ruled in favour of betting operators that challenged whether a controversial gambling tax should be levied on player winnings, rather than their original stakes. Email Address Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Report: NGTS takes 60% of patients out of problem gambling bracket

first_imgThose treated also found their CORE-10 score, which measures an individual’s psychological distress by asking them ten questions and giving them a score between 0 to 40, also recused by an average of 8 points. Of the people treated in the 2019-20 year, 74% were classed as below the threshold of “moderate” distress, with a score of 15 or below.  However the analysis suggested that a significant number began gambling much earlier; 25% said the started problem gambling by the age of 19, with 50% said their problems began by the age of 24. In a distant second for most commonly reported ethnic backgrounds were Asian or Asian British individuals, making up 5% of those treated, followed by Black or Black British, at 3%.  The network has been expanded with a second clinic opened in London, covering the south east of the city, and clinics in Leeds and Sunderland, that opened in September 2019 and January 2020 respectively. GambleAware’s first detailed report on the National Gambling Treatment Service (NGTS) revealed that 60% of those defined as problem gamblers were no longer classed in that category by the end of treatment. The gambling that had seen these individuals referred to the NGTS often resulted in their falling into debt, with 71% reporting to have debts as a result of their pay. Almost half (45%) had debts over £5,000, were bankrupt or in an Individual Voluntary Arrangement with creditors as a result of gambling.  Report: NGTS takes 60% of patients out of problem gambling bracket In total 86% of those that completed treatment improved their CORE-10 score.  29th October 2020 | By Robin Harrison Looking at who was getting treatment, 90% of referrals were made by the individual themselves, with 50% of people seen within three days of referral, and 75% within eight days.  Email Address “The publication of this detailed analysis, of the impact the National Gambling Treatment Service can have on people receiving support, is a significant milestone,” outgoing GambleAware chief executive Marc Etches said.  For those that gambled online, sports betting was the most popular product, used by 25% of NGTS clients, followed by online slots on 22%, then table games (20%).  Problem gambling Tags: Problem Gambling GambleAware National Gambling Treatment Strategycenter_img The NGTS is the network of free-to-use treatment services coordinated and funded GambleAware. It comprises GamCare’s online and telephone treatment services; the Gordon Moody Association’s residential treatment, and the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust’s problem gambling clinic for severe cases.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: UK & Ireland Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Social responsibility Problem gambling Responsible gambling The analysis of the 9,008 clients that completed treatment provided through the NGTS between April 2019 and March 2020 also revealed that 90% of patients saw their Problem Gambling Severity Index (PSGI) score improve. The majority of those treated in 2019-20 were men, which made up 75% of clients, of a white ethnic background – 89% of NGTS clients in the period – with an average age of 34 at the time of referral.  The majority of individuals treated through the NGTS in the past year were online players, with 69% saying they gambled via the channel. A further 38% said they gambled in bookmakers, with no other form of gambling played by more than 10% of those treated in 2019-20.  “GambleAware commissioned ViewItUK to independently collate and analyse output and outcome data, which will allow GambleAware to rigorously evaluate these outcomes on the basis of robust and comparable evidence. In bookmakers – in a year in which maximum fixed odds betting terminal (FOBT) stakes were reduced to £2 – gaming machines remained the most played product, used by 26% of clients, followed by sport betting (11%) and betting on horses (9%). This came alongside improvements in the completion of treatment, with the proportion of clients completing scheduled treatment rising from 59% in 2015-16 to 69% in 2019-20. Those dropping out of treatment accounted for 24% of those that entered the system, compared to 35% in 2015-16.  “We are committed to informing the development of best practice and outstanding care for those experiencing gambling harms in Great Britain, and the data reporting system we are pioneering is designed to be made available to the NHS, Public Health, local authorities and other statutory and voluntary sector agencies to meet the needs of local communities,” he added. Average gambling spend for players in the month before assessment was £2,102. last_img read more

NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) HY2012 Presentation

first_imgNMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 presentation results for the half year.For more information about NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw)  2012 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileNMBZ Holdings Limited is a registered financial-services holding company in Zimbabwe; operating in the retail and commercial banking sector aswell as treasury, international banking and corporate finance through its principle subsidiary NMB Bank Limited. A second subsidiary, Steward Holdings (Private) Limited, is an equity holding company. Formerly known as National Merchant Bank of Zimbabwe Limited, NMB Bank Limited was established as a retail banking institution in 1992 by a group of Zimbabwe entrepreneurs who had held senior positions in renowned international financial institutions such as the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. It was granted a commercial banking license in 1999 which enhanced its funding capacity and extended it product offering. NMB Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Madder Red House / O.F.D.A.

first_imgArchitects: O.F.D.A. Area Area of this architecture project Projects Houses Madder Red House / O.F.D.A.Save this projectSaveMadder Red House / O.F.D.A.Save this picture!© Hiroshi Ueda+ 23 Share Structure Engineer: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/788606/madder-red-house-ofda Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/788606/madder-red-house-ofda Clipboard “COPY” Area:  148 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Hiroshi Ueda Kanebako Structural Engineers Year:  CopyHouses•Katsuura, Japancenter_img Photographs ArchDaily Japan “COPY” 2016 Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaSave this picture!PlanThe client didn’t ask too much: he wanted an atelier for his pottery making, a direct approach from his car to the entrance and his atelier without being wet in a rain, a calm inner environment rather than a good view, and three bedrooms.  We offered 3 design plans, and he chose one which was very close to the finished design presented in this book.  It was a rare experience that the client accepted our layout plan without much pondering.Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaThe key characteristic of the plan is that there is a large gallery next to the entrance, which is the hub of the traffic in the house.  The plan has been made so that the residents frequently pass through this area when they move between the rooms.  The entire gallery from the floor to the ceiling is painted in madder red which is also used on the coved ceiling of each room to create an effect as if the glow of sunset is filtering through the window.  The gallery is especially impressive as the entire space is filled with madder red and the ceiling is very high.  It has strong energy to refresh people’s senses when they enter the house or move between the rooms.Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaSave this picture!DetailI have had a desire to bring about the re-freshening of the senses to people by way of architecture and urban design since the time I became an independent architect around the turn of the century. After a while, I began to think that a piece of architecture is merely a fixed physical object that shows the same look every day, and there are more dominant non-architectural objects such as plants, people, and skies in outer environment, and the dwellers and the pets inside the architecture.  I wondered if a piece of architecture is like an open frame which dominant non-architectural elements are unexpectedly and whimsically framed in to give fresh surprises to the residents’ lives.  This hypothesis led me to write a book titled “Architecture as Frame”.  The idea still hasn’t changed basically, but there is another side of me that recognizes that the architecture has some influential power.Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaWhen reviewing each of the 3 houses I designed recently, I noticed that I had put a space that brings about a strong sensuous impact, just like the madder red gallery, in the hub area where the residents pass by when moving between the rooms.  Putting it in an abstract way, I tried to give versatility to the architecture by creating discontinuity to the space.  What descriptor should be given to this discontinuity?  The house as a whole is like a frame, open to environments inside and outside, and maintaining various relationships with them.  The space that creates the discontinuity, which sits in between the rooms, is isolated and independent from the other rooms, and acting as the center of gravity and the spiritual core of the house; if an entire house is a frame, it is re-framing the frame.  Therefore, the space is a reframed space.Save this picture!ElevationLet me provide brief descriptions of the 3 recent cases of the reframed space.The first one is the “High Low House” completed in 2009.  The house consists of 3 connected spaces of different types.  The narrow corridor where lights pour down from the roof light (right side of the photo), the dark and low ceiling space (center of the photo), and the bright room with a high ceiling (left side of the photo).  In this case, each space has distinctive character that creates discontinuity as a whole, and the space in the middle is the reframed space.Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaThe second case is the ‘Three Corridors House’ completed in 2010.  It has, as the name indicates, 3 corridors that span from the east side to the west side of the house, connecting 3 bedrooms, a tatami room, a study, a living room, a dining room, and the wet areas.  Among the three, the central one has a high ceiling and creates a strong impression, hence the reframed space in this house.Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaThe last one is the “House House” completed in 2013.  4 individual rooms are laid out closely around a white void, and the residents inevitably walk through here when moving between the rooms.  The white void is distinct from the black-colored hall underneath and the grey bedrooms adjacent to it, reframing the house.  Similar to the 3 spaces described here, the madder red gallery featured in this book, located in the center of the house, is also a reframed space.  The common characteristic of the 4 reframed spaces is, contrary to the concept of the house of “Architecture as Frame” which indicates openness, it is the space for reflection.For the time being, I will try to balance the power of architecture itself and that of non-architectural things in my designing. Project gallerySee allShow lessMultisports Hall Mouvaux / de Alzua+Selected ProjectsShenye TaiRan Building / ZHUBO DESIGNSelected Projects Share Madder Red House / O.F.D.A. Land Size:652.51 sqmBuilding Area:192.02 spmArchitect In Charge:Taku Sakaushi, Yusuke SagawaCity:KatsuuraCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hiroshi UedaRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcResidential ApplicationsFastmount®Heavy Duty Panel Fastener at ‘Sandboxes’ HouseWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeResidential ApplicationsCymat Technologies Ltd.Hudson Valley Home, USA – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamText description provided by the architects. The site sits on a higher side of a hill that gently climbs up from the Pacific Ocean near Katsuura, located in a region called Sotobo (Outer Boso Peninsula) in Chiba prefecture. The slope is not steep enough to make it a spectacular lookout point. The area has been developed for vacation homes with spacious lots. The local rule prohibits the fences, which makes the whole area look like a comfortably stretched residential quarter. In addition, as it is under a three-hour drive from Tokyo via TokyoWan Aqua-line (Trans Tokyo bay Expressway), its convenience has attracted a considerable number of retired people who decided to spend their remaining lives over here. As for my client, he has already retired from work, is enjoying an urban cultural life in Tokyo, and spending his hobby time as a ceramist in Chiba. The house has been planned as his second home. CopyAbout this officeO.F.D.A.OfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKatsuuraJapanPublished on June 03, 2016Cite: “Madder Red House / O.F.D.A.” 02 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Barclays announces $20 million community investment partnership

first_img 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.  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 September 2008 | News Barclays has announced a $20 million community investment partnership with CARE International, Plan International and Accenture designed to tackle financial exclusion and help 800,000 people in developing countries.The partnership was announced by Former President Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting in New York yesterday.The programme will improve access to community-based financial services, such as village savings and loans associations.The programme will deliver projects in ten countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and the funding will be spread over there years.The CGI Annual Meeting opened in New York this week and is being attended by more than 130 leading CEOs and over 50 current or former Heads of State.The funding programme addresses one of the main agenda items being discussed at meeting, namely ‘Strengthening Livelihoods through Financial Services for the Poor’.www.barclays.com/community AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Barclays announces $20 million community investment partnership Tagged with: corporatelast_img read more

Lessons of the victorious Harvard dining hall strike, Part 3

first_imgThe 750 striking Harvard University Dining Service workers — cooks, dishwashers, servers and cashiers — brought multibillion-dollar Harvard University to its knees on Oct. 25, 2016. After a three-week strike, the university bosses caved, giving the members of UNITE HERE Local 26 even more than they had initially demanded. Most importantly, all the health care takeaways the Harvard Corporation had demanded were off the table. The strike victory holds valuable lessons for workers and oppressed in the age of global capitalism — particularly under the Trump administration and the rise of fascist, racist elements. Workers World’s Martha Grevatt interviewed Chief Steward Ed Childs, a cook and leader in Local 26 for more than 40 years. This is the third in a series of articles based on the interviews where Childs explains how the workers won.We had no illusions that we could beat this country’s oldest corporation — Harvard Corporation, which follows the dictates of Wall Street — by just going through the motions of picketing each worksite. Our tactics were all militant, class-struggle tactics: constant pickets, marches and rallies with raucous chanting and constant drumming on plastic buckets. You could hear us all over campus and in classrooms.Picketing lasted from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the dining halls, with marches to the law school, the business school, etc., every afternoon. We marched to football games and Alumni Week events. We had the support of athletic teams, including the football team. Over 400 workers marched through Harvard Yard and Harvard Square, where there were lots of people and traffic. Greater Boston labor came out in strength for mass protests that drew more than 1,000 people.Over 100 workers went by bus from the main campus in Cambridge to Harvard Medical School in Boston. Workers greeted the medical students as they walked out of class. Together, they held a loud, two-hour rally. We targeted Harvard Corporation members’ homes and businesses. Supporters in other parts of the country picketed board members in their area.  On Oct. 14, the president of UNITE HERE Local 26 and a group of women in the local’s leadership sat down in the middle of the street and were arrested.‘Support from all over the world’We were getting support from all over the world because we took on Harvard — Wall Street in the world’s eyes — and because health care is a universally recognized human right. At first, workers felt they were just fighting for themselves. By the end of the first week, we felt we were fighting for the whole country, and by the second week’s end we knew we were fighting for health care worldwide.Even before the strike, our first international support came from a labor federation in occupied Palestine. When the strike happened, letters and articles of support poured in from students, workers and faculty in South Africa, Japan, Brazil, Ireland, Russia and other European countries, as well as all over the U.S. The World Federation of Trade Unions supported us, and while they were meeting in South Africa, we composed a message to the Congress of South African Trade Unions supporting their general strike.The moneyed elite was getting worried about our escalation plans and the expansion of our unity. We had met with local Black Lives Matter activists and BLM organizers who had led high school walkouts. They came to our pickets, where they proposed, as a possibility, that high school students would walk out in solidarity with us. It was good for us that these other struggles and ours were happening simultaneously.Harvard management started to break down by the third week. Students bombarded them with complaints about closed dining halls. Morale on campus was low; the only high morale was in support of us. Events were falling apart without food service. At the Kennedy School, where the world bourgeoisie meet all the time, and at the School of Business, meetings were collapsing.Out of 750 members, only 24 crossed the picket line and four of those came back out. But we had to take into account the time element. HUDS workers had just come off a 2-3 month layoff with no unemployment compensation — thanks to a Reagan-era federal law that denies benefits to food service workers and custodians during “seasonal layoffs.” We would have had difficulty sustaining a protracted strike.‘Racheting up our tactics’Both sides were cracking. It was the last gasp for them and for us, so we knew we had to employ drastic actions. By the third week, our conversations were all about ratcheting up our tactics.The culmination of three weeks of class struggle came on the evening of Oct. 24. After a student walkout from a class where former Harvard President Larry Summers was the guest lecturer, the students joined the strikers who were rallying in the Yard. They marched over to the building where negotiations were taking place. Then 500 students marched into the building, chanting, “If we don’t get it, shut it down!” and took over the lobby while 300 workers kept up a noisy line outside. The students stayed late into the night, chanting and drumming. Negotiations went on, and at 1:30 a.m. the next day, Harvard caved in.We got a total victory, everything we demanded and more. We won wage increases amounting to $3 an hour over the five-year contract (retroactive to the June 20 contract expiration date); a substantial, first-time-ever stipend during summer layoffs; better, less expensive health insurance, including for retirees; increased uniform and shoe allowances; and strengthened gender identity nondiscrimination terms. The new contract established a task force through which union members have the power to stop discrimination and promote diversity in the workplace — a demand the corporation insisted it would never accept. The university’s recognition of “Columbus Day” was replaced by Indigenous Peoples Day.Most importantly, all the health care takeaways that Harvard Corporation was demanding were off the table.The bosses had been testing the ground to see how they could destroy us. In the middle of negotiations, they fired their lead negotiator, Harvard’s general counsel, and hired Paul Curran, well-known in Boston as a professional union buster. He tried to bust city unions, including the school bus drivers’ union.Then they fired their press secretary and hired a reporter recently fired by the Miami Herald. She lost her job there for deliberately lying, fabricating racist stories against Black residents and covering up a racist charter school movement; she was a personal friend of a pro-charter school committeeperson. The Black community had picketed the Miami Herald to protest her racist lies. Harvard immediately hired her, and she set up a media campaign attacking us, putting lie after lie in local and campus press.The press, which wouldn’t talk to us, tried to turn students against us by saying more money for workers would mean less for scholarships. Harvard tried to break our coalition by getting professors and deans on their side, but none of the deans and only one or two right-wing professors meekly opposed us. In fact, everyone below the president of the university supported us. There was mass student support at every one of the 20 schools; even the Republican Party’s student group endorsed us.Students were planning to seize another building and get arrested. We planned for student and worker hunger strikes. With the escalation of class-struggle tactics, and publicized plans to take the struggle even further, Harvard caved. The takeover was the powerful move that broke the Corporation’s back. We were under a huge amount of pressure, but when the occupation happened, it was like two armies fighting, both exhausted, but then one gets fresh troops and just crushes the other side.The political position of Wall Street was to defeat us. Now, we have been praised all over the world for protecting health care against the bourgeoisie who were trying to beat us down.Phebe Eckfeldt, Steve Gillis, Martha Grevatt, Steve Kirschbaum, Milt Neidenberg and Minnie Bruce Pratt contributed to this series of articles.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Historic marker acknowledges 1985 bombing of MOVE members

first_imgThe five Jubilee student organizer-leaders at MOVE memorial unveiling, Philadelphia, June 24.Philadelphia — Due to the hard work and dedication of middle school students from the Jubilee School here, there is finally a historic marker on Osage Avenue and Cobbs Creek Parkway in remembrance of the 11 MOVE members, including five children, who died in a purposely uncontrolled fire on May 13, 1985.A very moving ceremony was held June 24 to unveil the marker, which will serve as a permanent reminder of the murder of the MOVE members. In 1985, Philadelphia officials, including the mayor, police commissioner and fire commissioner, ordered a bomb dropped on MOVE’s West Philadelphia row home. In addition to the deaths, the resulting fire also destroyed the entire two-block area.The Jubilee students described the attack on MOVE as “one of the worst cases of police brutality in America.”Speaking as a collective voice, five Jubilee students described how the marker project began as part of a field trip to the area on May 13, 2016.The students went to Osage Avenue to commemorate the MOVE bombing and to witness the impact first hand, including the poorly rebuilt houses, many now uninhabitable. The trip’s goal was to uncover why the city wouldn’t acknowledge what the police did in the Philadelphia Black community over 32 years ago. During this visit, they noticed there was no marker, applied for it and started raising funds.Students repeatedly asked why those responsible for the murderous assault were never held accountable. They said this failure helped pave the way for the current epidemic of police brutality.The marker unveiling was part of a campaign called “Songs of the Children Movement: A Campaign against Police Violence,” which was begun in 2015 by Jubilee students to speak out against social injustices. The students chose this title because they wanted to use poetry as a “message builder.”The young students also led three marches of hundreds of children to confront police brutality and to abolish the city’s “Stand Your Ground” and “Stop and Frisk” laws.  On March 18, 2016, they held a silent march with drums, inspired by W.E.B. Du Bois’s march against lynching in the early 1900s.Several of the remaining Osage Avenue residents supported the students’ efforts and attended the June 24 unveiling. Ramona Africa, the sole surviving MOVE member to escape the fire, spoke publicly at the site for the first time since 1985.Over 150 people came to the unveiling, with speakers including renowned Philadelphia poet Sonia Sanchez. Young MOVE members attended, carrying large pictures of nine MOVE members imprisoned since 1978 as the result of an earlier Philadelphia attack on the group. Several were grandchildren of MOVE members killed in the 1985 fire.In their year-long campaign, the students stood their ground and eventually won out against efforts of the historical commission to include wording that would imply there was “a gun battle” at the site instead of an overwhelming attack by 100 police with water cannons, tear gas and heavy machine gun fire.City officials claimed the group had not filed paperwork needed to place the marker on the public parkway. This delayed the marker’s placement. Jubilee School principal Karen Falcon, who said that the students submitted all necessary paperwork, stated, “It still feels like the city isn’t fully owning up to it in some sense.” (billypenn.com, June 23)The final wording on the marker reads: “The MOVE Bombing — On May 13, 1985, at 6221 Osage Avenue, an armed conflict occurred between the Phila. Police Dept. and MOVE members. A PA State Police helicopter dropped a bomb on MOVE’s house. An uncontrolled fire killed eleven MOVE members, including five children, and destroyed 61 homes.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Gearoid Hegarty to feature on the cover of Sportsfiles’ “A Season…

first_img13 December 2020; The Limerick team celebrate with the iam MacCarthy Cup after the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Limerick and Waterford at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile 13 December 2020; Diarmaid Byrnes of Limerick celebrates following the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Limerick and Waterford at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile While the intercounty season was heavily delayed due to the pandemic, so has the release of the book which will not be on sale until 25 January.However, you can pre order the book here.Hegarty celebrating Limerick’s All-Ireland triumph will act as the cover image but there is bound to be a number of Limerick photos featured, including the footballers who claimed Division 4 honours in October.Detailing the book, Sportsfile say,“Now in its twenty-forth year of publication, A Season of Sundays 2020 embraces the very heart and soul of Ireland’s national games as captured by the award winning team of photographers at Sportsfile. With text by Alan Milton, it is a treasured record of the 2020 GAA season to be savoured and enjoyed by players, spectators and enthusiasts everywhere. Please note: This book is currently being printed and copies ordered now will be posted on Monday January 25.”Check out some of the best images form Sportsfile this year below. 13 December 2020; Limerick manager John Kiely lifts the Liam MacCarthy Cup following the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Limerick and Waterford at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile Previous articleTreaty Talk EP128: 2020 Hurling All Stars SpecialNext article2020 Green Shoots Cause For Limerick Football Optimism Jack Neville 13 December 2020; Limerick captain Declan Hannon lifts the Liam MacCarthy Cup as Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael John Horan looks on following the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Limerick and Waterford at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile The post Gearoid Hegarty to feature on the cover of Sportsfiles’ “A Season of Sundays 2020” appeared first on Sporting Limerick. 13 December 2020; Cian Lynch, left, and Kyle Hayes of Limerick celebrate following the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Limerick and Waterford at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile Twitter Email 13 December 2020; Gearóid Hegarty of Limerick celebrates following the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Limerick and Waterford at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile 20 December 2020; Adam English of Limerick celebrates after scoring a point in extra time during the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Hurling Minor Championship Final match between Limerick and Tipperary at LIT Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile 15 November 2020; Limerick captain Declan Hannon lifts the cup in front of his team-mates in an empty stadium after the Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Final match between Limerick and Waterford at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Tipperary. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile Advertisement Facebook NewsGearoid Hegarty to feature on the cover of Sportsfiles’ “A Season of Sundays 2020”By Jack Neville – January 11, 2021 196 29 November 2020; Tom Morrissey of Limerick during the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final match between Limerick and Galway at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile Linkedin AFTER a year that saw him pick up a second All-Ireland title and potentially a Hurler of the Year gong, Limerick star Gearoid Hegarty has been chosen as the cover on Sportsfiles annual “A Season of Sundays” for 2020.In a year like no other, the book chronicles 2020 through photos from Ireland’s Largest Sports Photography Agency.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WhatsApp Printlast_img read more

PSNI may seek extradition order after Dornan murder suspect is arrested in Donegal

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North PSNI may seek extradition order after Dornan murder suspect is arrested in Donegal Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Facebook It’s emerged a man arrested in Bundoran on Friday evening is a suspect in the murder in Jennifer Dornan in Belfast last week.The PSNI has revealed it is no longer seeking anyone in Northern Ireland in relation to the murder after the 37 year old man was arrested on Friday evening and brought to Mountjoy Prison yesterday morning after being deemed to be unlawfully at large.This morning, the PSNI confirmed the man is a suspect in Ms Dornan’s murder a week ago today, and they are considering seeking an extradition order to bring him across the border.The 30 year old mother of three was found dead at her home in Dunmurry following a house fire.It later transpired she had been stabbed to death and her home was set on fire in an attempt to destroy evidence.Last night, police said that following close cooperation with gardai, a 37-year-old man was been arrested in Co Donegal on Friday evening on an unrelated matter.A 39-year-old man arrested in Belfast on Wednesday on suspicion of withholding information was released the following day pending a report to the PPS. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twittercenter_img Previous articleMan due in court in Derry on cocaine chargeNext articleNational Senior Track and Field Championships, Santry admin WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Google+ By admin – August 9, 2015 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitterlast_img read more

Evidence continues in Donegal sexual assault case

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Evidence continues in Donegal sexual assault case Google+ WhatsApp Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twittercenter_img Previous articleFG fail in bid to amend Fisheries legislationNext articleYoung At Heart Night May 2010 News Highland WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook News Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire A teenager has told a Central Criminal Court jury that she fell asleep while babysitting, to wake up finding the father of the girl she was minding standing naked at the side of the bed.The 44-year-old Donegal man, who can not be named for legal reasons, has pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexually assaulting three 13-year-old girls on separate dates between February 2006 and January 2007.The trial continues before Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy and a jury of six men and six women.The second of three complainants, who is now aged 18, told prosecuting cousel John O Kelly, that on a night on 2006, when the accused was celebrating a birthday in a local pub, she stayed overnight to mind his daughter.She said the accused man and his partner went out at about 930pm and she stayed watching TV with his daughter until they returned at 330 in the morning. She said everyone then went upstairs to bed.The girl said that she and the mans daughter quickly fell asleep in the same double bed. She said she awoke to find something touching her hand and when she opened her eyes she saw the accused standing naked by the side of the bed.She said the man put her hand on his crotch, she then jumped out of bed and ran to the bathroom. She said the accused then told her to go back to bed, and she went back to the daughter’s room, where she stayed awake until she heard the accused go to his own bedroom. Pinterest By News Highland – May 13, 2010 Pinterestlast_img read more