IG in talks to sell sports division

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Spread betting company IG Group is reportedly in talks with bookmaker Star Sports to sell Extrabet, its sports gambling division. IG hired financial advisory firm PwC during the summer to help dispose of Extrabet, though it is unclear whether there are rival potential buyers involved in talks. Sports bets make up just two per cent of IG Group’s sales. KCS-content IG in talks to sell sports division Share whatsappcenter_img whatsapp Sunday 19 December 2010 10:05 pm Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNight DailyHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeNight DailyThe Sports DropForgotten College Basketball Stars: Where Are They Now?The Sports DropBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesJournalPregnant Woman Takes a Nap – You Won’t Believe What She Discovered When She WokeJournalTaco RelishOnly People With An IQ Of 130 Can Name These ItemsTaco RelishUpbeat NewsThese 25 Celebrities Ruined Their Career in a Matter of MinutesUpbeat NewsMoney VersedWoman Shares The 5 Words She Said That Left Her Boyfriend In AweMoney Versed Tags: NULLlast_img read more

IAAF tackles suspicious betting at World Athletics Championships

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sports betting The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), the independent body established by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to manage integrity issues in athletics, has set up a wide scale operation to monitor betting activities at the ongoing 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. 30th September 2019 | By contenteditor IAAF tackles suspicious betting at World Athletics Championships Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), the independent body established by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to manage integrity issues in athletics, has set up a wide scale operation to monitor betting activities at the ongoing 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.The AIU will carry out monitoring and information sharing in conjunction with the International Olympic Committee Olympic Movement Unit on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions, the Council of Europe’s Copenhagen Group and Sportradar.The unit will focus on identifying betting patterns and any betting anomalies in order to help prevent or identify market manipulation. This, if necessary, could lead to the AIU carrying out disciplinary proceedings under the Integrity Code of Conduct.The AIU also carried out a series of educational sessions with athletes in the lead up to the multi-sport event, and will be continuing such efforts throughout the Championships, giving out advice and information from its Athletics Integrity Hub outreach and education booth.“It is the AIU’s responsibility to proactively combat all forms of corruption and ethical misconduct in athletics, and that includes illegitimate betting practices and competition manipulation related to such activities,” AIU chairman David Howman said.“The risk in athletics is currently low relative to some other sports, but with growth in key betting markets our activities are designed to get ahead of the curve and discourage unethical behaviour in our sport before it takes place.”The project follows a similar initiative that the AIU rolled out during the 2017 edition of the IAAF World Athletics Championships in London, but will focus more on activity in Asia and Africa, after an increase in the popularity of sports betting in both regions, as well as in the expanding US legal wagering market.Image: Marco Verch Topics: Sports bettinglast_img read more

Hosea Saumaki Causing A Stir For Sunwolves

first_imgTonga-born winger has made a sublime start to his rugby career whilst playing in Super Rugby. Hosea Saumaki Causing A Stir For SunwolvesIf you take a look at the Super Rugby standings at the moment, there is not a lot to cheer about if you are a fan of the Japan-based Sunwolves.Four games, four losses, to the Brumbies, Melbourne Rebels, Sharks and Lions respectively.But despite their poor form, one player is making waves in the competition for his creativity, crazy offloads, and sheer power. That man is Hosea Saumaki.His performance against the Lions, where the Sunwolves only narrowly lost 40-38, was particularly impressive. Then in the 50th minute, he got on the score sheet himself. After receiving the ball near the halfway line, he shrugged off Andries Coetzee, took it past another Lion and scored in the corner. He looked truly unstoppable.Unfortunately, as mentioned above, the Sunwolves were unable to secure the victory but regardless, at only 25 years of age, Saumaki looks to be a huge talent for the future.Related: The movie about a Pacific Island rugby playerSaumaki, nicknamed the ‘Tongan Godzilla’, has made it clear he wants to play for Japan at Test level, however he may have to use some loopholes to make that happen, especially when you note he has already played for the Tonga Sevens side.Having drawn comparisons to Jonah Lomu, Nemani Nadolo, and Julian Savea, wherever he ends up playing is sure to gain an incredibly talented player.The Sunwolves will look to get their first win of the 2018 Super Rugby tournament this weekend when they play the Chiefs, who are coming off two big wins against the Blues and the Bulls. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Beast: Saumaki was monstrous against the Lions (Getty Images) He set up one try by tackling Lions scrum-half Ross Cronje, and then simply picked up the ball and offloaded to a supporting player. A week later, the Sunwolves have a bye-week.Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, and Twitter.last_img read more

Solar Bears trade Carrier to Nailers

first_imgSingle-game tickets are now on sale at the Amway Center box office andticketmaster.com. Full and half-season ticket plans are now available by visitingOrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com.The Solar Bears official mobile app, presented by BB&T, gives Solar Bears fans everything they need right in their pocket. The app is also home to the brand-new Loyalty & Rewards Program, which provides Solar Bears fans with opportunities to accumulate points and redeem them for exclusive prizes. The app is FREE and available for both iOS and Android devices.The Orlando Solar Bears are the proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Toronto Marlies, and play all of their home games at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.Follow the Solar Bears at OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com, Facebook, and Twitter (@OrlandoHockey) for all the latest news and updates. Stay in touch with Shades on Instagram by following SolarBearsHockey.Season tickets, Corporate Flex vouchers, and Group tickets are a great way to entertain employees, co-workers, clients, friends and family. For more information on all of the Solar Bears ticket packages, call (407) 951-8200 or visit orlandosolarbearshockey.com/groups.Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased online at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply  The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that the club has traded forward Alexandre Carrier to the Wheeling Nailers in exchange for future considerations.Carrier, 26, had recorded four points (1g-3a) and 16 penalty minutes in 10 games with the Solar Bears this season.The Orlando Solar Bears continue their fifth season of ECHL hockey when they close out their regular season series with the Norfolk Admirals at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 1:30 p.m. Sunday’s game is the final game of Orlando’s Faith & Family Weekend presented by Auto Justice Attorney Michael T. Gibson featuring The Master’s Academy. The Solar Bears will continue to host a food drive during the game to support The Forgotten Ones – a ministry dedicated to kids aging out of foster care.Sunday’s game is also a FAIRWINDS Solar Bears Sunday – the first 100 FAIRWINDS members to show their FAIRWINDS debit or credit card, as well as their ID, at the Amway Center box office window on Sunday will score two free tickets for that day’s game. Even if you’re running a bit late, all FAIRWINDS members will receive a buy one, get one offer for that night’s game once all the free tickets have been claimed. Click here for more information. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSOrlando Solar Bears Previous articleDo you ever ask yourself what might be?Next articleOrange County Fire and Rescue launches lifesaving apps Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Orlando receives future considerations from Wheeling  Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

What’s the value of a clean beach? Here’s how economists do…

first_img By Timothy Haab, Professor of Environmental Economics, The Ohio State University and first published on theconversation.com.Millions of Americans head outdoors in the summer, whether for a day at a nearby lake or a monthlong road trip. For environmental economists like me, decisions by vacationers and outdoor recreators offer clues to a challenging puzzle: estimating what environmental resources are worth.In 1981 President Ronald Reagan issued an executive order that required federal agencies to weigh the costs and benefits of proposed major new regulations, and in most cases to adopt them only if the benefits to society outweighed the costs. Reagan’s order was intended to promote environmental improvements without overburdening economic growth.Cost-benefit analysis has been so successful as a tool for policy analysis that every administration since Reagan has endorsed using it. However, it requires measuring benefits that are not “priced” in typical markets. Fortunately, putting a price on non-market environmental outcomes, such as safer drinking water and fewer deaths from exposure to dirty air, has proved to be possible, and highly valuable. These estimates help to make the case for actions such as cleaning up beaches and protecting scenic areas.Studies by the EPA have calculated that the benefits of avoided deaths and illnesses resulting from the Clean Act far outweigh the costs to society of complying with the law. EPAWhat’s it worth to you?According to a preliminary estimate from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, outdoor recreation adds $373 billion to the U.S. economy yearly. That’s 2 percent of our annual gross domestic product – more than agriculture, mining or utilities, and approaching the economic contribution of national defense.Most policymakers and local communities measure the economic value of outdoor recreation through estimates like this, which calculate how much money it adds to local economies through direct expenditures. For example, vacationers rent hotel rooms, and their spending pays employee salaries and funds local investments through hotel taxes. Visitors to national parks pay entrance fees for park upkeep and augment local economies through employee wages and other expenditures on food and services around the park.But recreation decisions also reveal the value that people place on the environment itself. Outdoor destinations provide services, such as opportunities to swim or hike in unspoiled settings. If high levels of harmful bacteria close a beach I was planning to visit, I may choose to drive a longer distance to a beach with clean water. By quantifying such increases in time and out-of-pocket expenditures, economists can measure people’s willingness to pay for changes in environmental quality.Travelers’ willingness to spend time and money visiting remote attractions like Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming help economists estimate how the public values those places. NPS/Jacob W. FrankFunding beach cleanupsIn one recent study, I worked with other researchers to estimate increased travel and time expenditures that people incurred to avoid trash and debris on 31 Southern California beaches. No one wants to go to a beach littered with hypodermic needles, plastic bottles and discarded fishing nets. But cleaning up marine debris is expensive, and it is hard for communities to recover the costs, particularly for public beaches with open access. Understanding the value of cleaner beaches can help build support for funding trash collection.To measure the amount of debris, we hired workers to walk the beaches tallying quantities of trash. Then we surveyed Southern California residents about how often and where they went to the beach, which enabled us to correlate numbers of visitors at each beach with quantities of debris. Finally, using travel time and expenses for each visitor to visit each beach, we modeled the relationship between where they chose to go to the beach, how much they spent to get there, and the cleanliness of the beach.Using this model, we found that visitors to these beaches would be willing to incur $12.91 in additional costs per trip if each of the beaches had 25 percent less debris. This translated into a total willingness to pay $29.5 million for action to reduce marine debris by 25 percent on these beaches.Reducing harmful algal blooms in Lake ErieTrash on beaches is mainly an aesthetic nuisance, but some resource problems are more severe. For example, warm weather often triggers harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie’s western basin. These outbreaks, which are caused by agricultural and urban phosphorous pollution, contain freshwater toxins that are dangerous to humans and animals. They can trigger beach closures, and sometimes even drinking water bans.Using similar techniques to the California study, I worked with another group of economists to estimate the economic value of reducing outbreaks of harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. To model the relationship between recreation and water quality, we combined satellite data on harmful algal outbreaks in the lake in the summer of 2016 with visit patterns from a survey of Lake Erie visitors. Once again, we used travel time to each visited site and out-of-pocket expenditures to get there to represent the price of a trip. Then we correlated the price of a trip with the location of the visit and the presence of harmful algal blooms.Algal toxin warning sign on an empty Maumee Bay State Park public beach on Lake Erie in Oregon, Ohio, Sept. 15, 2017. AP Photo/Paul SancyaOur results showed that reducing these outbreaks through a 40 percent reduction in phosphorus runoff to the Lake Erie Basin would save swimmers, boaters and fishermen $800,000 to $970,000 per year by reducing the need for them to travel the extra distance to avoid algal blooms.Just this spring, Ohio declared the western Lake Erie watershed to be “impaired” by algal blooms, meaning it does not meet federal water quality standards. Our study provides one measurement of Ohio residents’ willingness to pay for a cleaner lake.Avoiding a major oil spillPeople can choose different destinations to avoid dirty beaches or algae outbreaks. But in the case of large-scale environmental disasters, such as the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, vacationers are more likely to cancel their trips altogether.In a study using survey data on canceled vacation trips to Northwest Florida in the year following the BP oil spill, I worked with other economists to estimate the decrease in economic value to Northwest Florida coastal towns. We found that the spill caused a 9 percent drop in trips to Northwest Florida beaches, causing total economic losses of $252 million to $332 million across the Florida panhandle. Those losses represent decisions to spend vacation time and money in places where there was less risk of encountering polluted beaches.The Gulf coast stretches from western Florida to Texas and has numerous beaches and fishing towns, so this sum is probably just a small fraction of economic harm caused by the spill due to canceled travel.Jacksonville, Florida, on the Atlantic coast, benefited after the BP spill as travelers avoided the Gulf coast.The value of pricing natureContrary to some environmentalists’ fears, putting a price on natural resources has encouraged decision-makers to recognize that natural capital is finite. Before, it was easy to assume that they were free to exploit. Now economic valuation research can help decision makers answer questions such as how much damage the BP spill did to natural resources, and whether the benefits of the EPA’s Acid Rain Program exceeded the costs. Assigning dollar values to natural resources makes it possible to use the power of markets to design policies and regulations that benefit all. The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGStheconversation.com Previous articleWendell Wilkie: A statesman for the agesNext articleThe best news of the week Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

Fundraising toolkit published by Charities Aid Foundation

first_img Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Fundraising toolkit published by Charities Aid Foundation  121 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 A new fundraising guide aimed at SME charities is now available from the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).Published as an online toolkit, Fundraising Fundamentals features information for new and established charity fundraisers and covers areas such as getting started, multichannel fundraising, and knowing and retaining donors. It includes practical hints and tips, such as ‘Five ways to be great at saying thank you’, ‘how to’ guides, including ‘How to love your supporters’ with a focus on donor care, case studies, and downloadable infographics.Caroline Forbes, Head of Marketing at CAF said:“We are coming up to a busy time for charity fundraisers.  We know from our research that November and December are the peak months for people donating and many charities will currently be planning their campaigns for this time.”“Our Fundraising Fundamentals guide is full of advice and we created it to give fundraisers a resource to help them make the most of their fundraising activities through this period and beyond.”The Fundraising Fundamentals guide is available free on the CAF website. Advertisementcenter_img Melanie May | 5 September 2018 | News  122 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Crops Setting up Well for Harvest

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Crops Setting up Well for Harvest By Gary Truitt – Aug 29, 2016 SHARE Facebook Twitter Crops Setting up Well for Harvest Facebook Twitter Previous articleStorms Bring More Moisture than Damage to CropsNext articleIndiana Corn and Soybean Farmers a Big Part of Purdue Innovation Center Gary Truitt Crops Setting up Well for HarvestBrian EarlyRain came to Indiana in August, sometimes bringing severe weather and flooding with it. However, for most areas, the moisture will help the corn and soybeans finish well. According to Brian Early with DuPont Pioneer, “The rain will certainly help the soybeans finish well; and, while the rain will not  help the corn much, the heat we have had will help the later planted corn catch up.”  Statewide average temperature was 74.3 degrees, above normal by 1.7 degrees. Statewide precipitation was 1.14 inches, above normal by 0.34 inches. There were 3.7 days available for fieldwork for the week ending August 28, up 0.9 days from the previous week.One issue that has  plagued soybean fields this year is weed escapes and that could cause some harvest challenges, “The difference we have seen is that those growers who did not use a pre-emergence program had more weed issues, especially in soybeans.”  Early says this has been a big topic of discussion at field days he has attended this month.Early says the crop is setting up nicely for harvest, “We are accumulating a lot of heat units here in August and that will help us dry down this crop nicely in September.” According to the latest USDA crop update, 84% of Indiana corn in in the dough stage with 44% in the dent stage.   Corn dough was 95% in the North, 95% in Central, and 94% in the South. Corn dented was 60% in the North, 64% in Central, and 60% in the South.Eighty-nine percent of the soybeans are setting pods statewide. By region, soybeans setting pods were 95% complete in the North, 94% in Central, and 92% in the South. Soybeans dropping leaves has started. Soybeans dropping leaves were 3% complete in the North, 9% in Central, and 3% in the South.last_img read more

Gasparri law finally adopted

first_img Help by sharing this information Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union to go further On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia RSF_en The Senate on 29 April 2004 adopted the “Gasparri” law on reform of broadcasting. The law, officially aimed at preparing the changeover to digital terrestrial television, allows cross-media ownership, reform of anti-trust limits and sets the composition of the board of governors of public RAI television. The measures serving the interests of the group Mediaset, owned by Silvio Berlusconi, have been retained. Reporters Without Borders repeats its opposition to this text, which presents a danger for the independence of public television and a threat to pluralism of news and information. On 15 December 2003, Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, refused to sign the “Gasparri” law and sent it back to both chambers of parliament for a further reading.________________16.12.2003President refuses to sign broadcast media reform billItalian President, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, has refused to sign a broadcast media reform bill and called on both houses of parliament to re-examine the law.The president sent parliament a five-page commentary on the “Gasparri” bill on 15 December. He pointed out that there was a risk of it “permitting the creation of dominant positions” and that some aspects “in terms of pluralism of news did not appear to conform to the jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court”.The president particularly condemned the fact that Silvio Berlusconi’s third channel Retequattro would avoid transfer to satellite before 31 December 2003 as demanded by the Constitutional Court.__________________03.12.2003President urged to veto broadcasting law for the sake of press freedomReporters Without Borders today urged President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi to veto the Gasparri law on TV broadcasting, passed yesterday by parliament, on the grounds that it is a threat to press freedom.The law is meant to pave the way for terrestrial digital TV, but it also allows companies to have interests in more than one news media category, reforms anti-trust restrictions and changes the composition of the state broadcaster RAI’s board of governors. The president has a month to approve the law, or veto it if he thinks it violates constitutional principles.”This reform, which clearly serves the interests of the Mediaset group owned by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, represents a real danger for the autonomy of public television and a threat to pluralism in news and information,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said in a letter to President Ciampi. “We call on you to refuse to endorse this law in the name of press freedom,” he wrote.”The simultaneous possession by one person of a news media empire and the highest political office is a unique anomaly in Europe, one that will just be aggravated by the broadcasting law and the proposed law on conflict of interests,” Ménard continued. “The European Union would thereby set a very bad example to countries which have still to absorb the principles of press freedom and democracy.”The new law lifts a ban on anyone owning more than two national broadcast channels. Prime Minister Berlusconi will thus be able to continue owning his three terrestrial broadcast channels (Italia 1, Canale 5 and Retequattro), although the constitutional court had insisted that Retequattro should become a satellite channel in January to comply with competition laws.By lifting a ban on holding interests in more than one news media category, the new law will also allow those who own TV channels to acquire newspapers and vice versa, although in practice, the print media are too strapped for cash to take advantage of it. Beginning in January 2009, however, someone who owns more than one TV channel will be able to make print media acquisitions. In fact, Berlusconi is already the owner of Mondadori, one of Italy’s biggest print media and publishing groups.In its reform of antitrust limits, the new law says no owner will be allowed to have more than 20 per cent of global advertising income, but global income is redefined to include not only TV spots but also advertising in the print media, cinema and publishing. Mediaset and the state broadcaster RAI together currently take 93 per cent of TV advertising income, with Mediaset alone taking 63 per cent.Finally, the law also provides for the progressive privatisation of RAI and a change in the composition of its board of governors. RAI’s privatisation is to begin before the end of January but no one will be able to own more 1 per cent of the shares, which will leave the economy ministry in control. Instead of having five members named by the presidents of the senate and chamber of deputies, RAI’s board of governors will have nine members – seven of them named by the parliamentary monitoring commission and two by the economy ministry. Lucia Annunziata, the chairperson of RAI’s board of governors, has said she will resign as soon as the law is approved by President Ciampi.The proposed conflict of interest law, which is still awaiting the senate’s approval, says the management of a profit-making enterprise is incompatible with public office, but insists that there is no conflict of interests if the running of the company is entrusted to another person. Since Berlusconi’s companies are run by family members and associates and Berlusconi’s name does not appear in their organisation charts, under the proposed law there would be no conflict of interests in his case.In a report entitled “A media conflict of interest: anomaly in Italy,” published in April, Reporters Without Borders analysed the consequences of Berlusconi’s conflict of interests on the diversity of news and information in Italy, which fell to 53rd position in the Reporters Without Borders worldwide press freedom ranking in 2003. Receive email alerts April 30, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Gasparri law finally adopted Follow the news on Italy Organisation RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive center_img November 23, 2020 Find out more News ItalyEurope – Central Asia November 19, 2020 Find out more News December 2, 2020 Find out more News News ItalyEurope – Central Asia last_img read more

Talk on Brendan O’Regan to take place in Mary Immaculate College

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Brendan O’ReganThe Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society are hosting a talk on Brendan O’Regan in Room T. 1. 17 Tara Building in Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick on Monday 23 April 2018 at 8.00pm.Brendan O’Regan, was the person responsible for initiating the idea of the world’s first duty free shop at Shannon Airport, which became the model for other such shops throughout the world.In addition to this, he was responsible for establishing the Shannon College of Hotel Management, Shannon Free Airport Development Company. He was the founder of Co-Operation North, the Irish Peace Institute and was Chairman of Bórd Fáilte. These are just some of the organisations he was involved in.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up If you want to learn more about the man come to this talk. It will be given jointly by Mr Cian O’Carroll and Mr Brian O’Connell. Cian O’Carroll is a Heritage Tourism Consultant and former CEO of Shannon Heritage and has edited new editions of Lenihan’s and Dowd’s histories of Limerick. He is also a former President of the Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society. Brian O’Connell, is a former chairman of Shannon Heritage, the State company which operates a network of cultural tourism venues.He is a member of the Hunt Museum Trust, in addition to being the author of ‘John Hunt, The Man, the Medievalist and The Connoisseur’ in 2013. He also initiated the publication of an oral archive on regional development pioneer, Brendan O’Regan in 2004.More about education here. Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” NewsEducationTalk on Brendan O’Regan to take place in Mary Immaculate CollegeBy Staff Reporter – April 18, 2018 2162 Linkedin Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity Advertisement Facebook Emailcenter_img Limerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Air WhatsApp Twitter Aer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – Crowe Previous articleMayor calling on public to turn Limerick red to show support for MunsterNext articleLimerick Senator encouraging Limerick groups to apply for new €30m fund Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSBrendan O’ Reganduty free shopMary Immaculate CollegeShannon airportShannon College of Hotel ManagmentTara BuildingThomond Archaeological and Historical Society One of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport Printlast_img read more

Security Cover Provided Out Of Tax-Payers’ Money Not Luxury: J & K HC Seeks Data On State Security To Pvt/Political/Retired Persons, Periodic Review [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesSecurity Cover Provided Out Of Tax-Payers’ Money Not Luxury: J & K HC Seeks Data On State Security To Pvt/Political/Retired Persons, Periodic Review [Read Order] Mehal Jain21 Aug 2020 5:45 AMShare This – xThe Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday called for information from the Home Secretary and the Director General of Police regarding the security cover provided to private or political persons and retired employees and the assessment of the threat perception to them. The bench of Justice Rajesh Bindal also sought to be apprised of the policy in this regard and periodic review made for…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday called for information from the Home Secretary and the Director General of Police regarding the security cover provided to private or political persons and retired employees and the assessment of the threat perception to them. The bench of Justice Rajesh Bindal also sought to be apprised of the policy in this regard and periodic review made for the purposes. “Security cover to any person is provided at the state expense for which contribution is made by the tax-payers”, observed the Single judge. Justice Bindal continued to observe that it is not “a luxury” to be provided to any person as a “status symbol”. The Court felt compelled to seek the aforesaid information, taking note that a number of matters have come to be listed before it where security cover was sought by the petitioners on “flimsy grounds” and after the interim orders were passed, the same were never pursued. The Single Bench was hearing the petitioner, who is a practicing Advocate in the High Court, and who had filed the present plea way back in the year 2017, praying that the state not withdraw and restore the security/PSO provided to him in view of threat perception to him as per the field report of the Senior Superintendent of Police, which had also been subsequently verified. “The ground on which the protection was sought is that the petitioner had filed a Public Interest Litigation in this Court pertaining to security of the Hon’ble retired Judges and the Court complexes. On that basis, he apprehended threat to his life”, recorded the bench. The Court noted that the petitioner relied on the report dated 22.03.2016 from Senior Superintendent of Police (CID) Special Branch (SB) to Additional Director General of Police, CID, J&K, mentioning that there may be threat to his life. On that basis, vide order dated 08.04.2017, the petitioner was provided one PSO for a period of one month. Subsequently, vide order dated 15.05.2017 again, on the request of Senior Superintendent of Police, Deputy Superintendent of Police, DAR DPL, Jammu was asked to provide security to the petitioner provisionally for a period of one month. Thereafter, the petitioner did not allow the competent authority to review threat perception but rushed to this Court seeking continuation of the security already provided, “as if the expertise to provide security cover or assess threat perception to any person is available with the Court”. The bench further observed that on 22.06.2017, while issuing notice to the respondents, the arrangement already given vide order dated 08.04.2017 and 15.05.2017, was directed to continue. “Thereafter, as usual practice, neither the petitioner nor respondents were interested to pursue the present matter because the petitioner got final relief by way of an interim order and the respondents either keep quite or are made to sleep over”, commented the bench. “Though the counsel had been regularly appearing in Court in different matters before the lockdown was imposed on account of COVID- 19 Pandemic and even thereafter but never thought of getting the present matter listed as he was happy with the interim order passed. This is not a case in isolation where the matters are not listed after interim orders are passed…”, stated the bench, calling for the data from the state authorities.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more