Mothercare steps up overseas expansion

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Mothercare is accelerating its expansion overseas, particularly in India, and has raised its profitability target for international stores.The firm, which is taking analysts on a tour of its operations in India, said it expected total overseas network sales to double to £1bn by 2014.It will open 175 overseas stores in its 2010-11 financial year, up from previous guidance of 150, and 150 a year from 2011-12 onwards, up from a previous target of 100.That will increase overseas selling space by about 15-20 per cent a year.Mothercare, which has been battling a tough consumer backdrop in Britain, said it would have 70 stores in India by March, and would increase that to at least 200 by March 2015.It is also targeting a 20-30 basis point increase in international profit margins per year, up from its previous goal of 10-20 basis points. Mothercare steps up overseas expansion whatsapp John Dunne Thursday 9 December 2010 3:09 am Tags: NULLcenter_img whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap Show Comments ▼ Sharelast_img read more

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Wikileaks founder still in jail

first_imgTuesday 14 December 2010 9:33 pm Share whatsapp KCS-content Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was granted bail by Westminsters magistrates yesterday but returned to Wandsworth prison last night, after the Swedish authorities appealed against the decision. Sweden has 48 hours to convince the court that Assange is likely to flee attempts to extradite him to face allegations of sexual offences. Lawyers for Assange said he was being persecuted and that the Swedish prosecutors “clearly will not spare any expense to keep Mr Assange in jail”. Meanwhile, another tranche of diplomatic cables was released yesterday. Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼center_img Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemUndo More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com whatsapp Wikileaks founder still in jail last_img read more

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LeoVegas Q1 revenue up 8.2%, but German revenue plummets by 55% amid new regulations

first_imgThe operator said Germany made up 6% of revenue in Q1 of 2021, suggesting it brought in around €5.8m. The reported 19.0% increase in non-German revenue, meanwhile, suggests that the market brought in €13.1m in 2020, meaning revenue dropped 55.7%, or by €7.3m. Q1 results 2021 LeoVegas incurred €1.1m in financial costs, meaning it posted €2.6m in profit before tax, an increase of 8.3% on last year. After paying €178,000 in income tax, the operator ended the quarter with €2.4m in comprehensive net profit, up 4.4% year-on-year. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Europe Germany Looking ahead, LeoVegas revenue declined in April, which was due in part to particularly high revenue in the comparative period of April 2020 with most markets under lockdown. Excluding Germany, revenue was up 4%. Classic casino games remained by far the main source of income for the operator, with this segment representing 74.0% of all total revenue in Q1, ahead of live casino on 17.0% and sports betting with a 9.0% share. “The assessment is that up to 70%-80% of the German market for casino has temporarily been shifted over to operators that have chosen to not adapt to the coming market regulation.  Breaking down LeoVegas’ entire revenue performance geographically, rest of world was the largest region for LeoVegas in Q1, accounting for 42.0% of total revenue. Some 38.0% of revenue came from the Nordics, while the remaining 20.0% was attributed to rest of Europe operations, which include Germany. “During the first quarter we saw the full effect of the changes taking place in the German market,” LeoVegas president and chief executive Gustaf Hagman said. “Operators in the market are acting differently with respect to implementing the new restrictions, which unfortunately has led to a skewed competitive situation.  Total customer deposits were up 2.8% to €295.8m in the quarter, with a 3.6% drop in the number of new depositing customers to 186,510 offset by a 25.5% increase in returning depositing players. Revenue for the three months to 31 March amounted to €96.7m (£83.6m/$116.2m), up from €89.4m in the same period last year. However, excluding Germany, revenue increased 19.0% year-on-year. After including €2.7m in depreciation and amortisation costs and a further €4.1m from the amortisation of acquired intangible assets and impairment of assets, including goodwill, this left an operating profit of €3.7m, up 68.2%. Online gambling operator LeoVegas reported an 8.2% year-on-year increase in revenue for the first quarter of its financial year, despite the impact of new regulations in Germany having slowed progress in the country. Tags: Revenue LeoVegas Profitcenter_img LeoVegas Q1 revenue up 8.2%, but German revenue plummets by 55% amid new regulations Turning to costs, marketing was the largest outgoing for LeoVegas in Q1, with spend here rising 15.3% to €36.1m. Staff costs were also up 9.9% to €13.3m, while capitalised development expenses climbed 33.3% to €3.2m.  In addition, LeoVegas said the market made up 15% of revenue, or €14.8m, in Q4 of that year, meaning German revenue dropped by €9m, or 60.9%, quarter-on-quarter. “Our growth has been driven mainly by our loyal customer base, which reached a new record level during the period,” Hagman said. “We have maintained a high pace of investment, and despite this we achieved adjusted EBITDA growth of 22%, driven by our scalability and good cost control.” “For a long time we have created successful, exclusive games with the help of external providers,” Hagman said. “We are now taking the next step by starting our own game studio – Blue Guru Games.  6th May 2021 | By Robert Fletcher “This venture will give us full control and greater flexibility in developing new games, a unique offering to our players, and also a new revenue stream for the group.” Topics: Finance Q1 results 2021 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address However, higher revenue offset this higher spending, with earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) up 15.6% to €10.4m.  “Our hope is that this will soon be sorted out by the German authorities, which is a prerequisite for the licence system’s success, with a high level of channelisation and consumer protection.” Hagman also noted the acquisition of the Expekt sports betting brand from Betclic Group in Q1, saying this, the purchase of a 25% stake in startup SharedPlay and the launch of a new games development studio this month will support further growth in Q2 and beyond.last_img read more

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Wallabies sink All Blacks 34-19 in Sydney

first_imgSunday Jul 27, 2008 Wallabies sink All Blacks 34-19 in Sydney Australia stormed to a stunning 34-19 triumph over New Zealand in an exciting Tri-Nations encounter in Sydney.Having led at half-time, the Wallabies were forced to come from behind following an early try from the All Blacks five minutes after the interval.But as they have done throughout coach Robbie Deans’ five-Test stint at the helm, Australia found their way to the finish line with tries from forwards Rocky Elsom and James Horwill to extend their unbeaten run to five matches and claim top spot in the standings.Fly-half Matt Giteau was superb throughout for the hosts, as was stand-in skipper George Smith and veteran Lote Tuqiri.For the All Blacks, Dan Carter was at his sublime best, while Mils Muliaina and Sitiveni Sivivatu looked dangerous, but it was not enough to avoid a second consecutive defeat.Ryan Cross, Peter Hynes, Elsom and Horwill were the tryscorers for Australia, while Muliaina, Andrew Hore and Andrew Ellis touched down for the All Blacks. 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Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Wallabies sink All Blacks 34-19 in Sydney | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Cervantes House / Muro Taller de Arquitectura

first_img Cervantes House / Muro Taller de Arquitectura CopyAbout this officeMuro Taller de ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsMoreliaMexicoPublished on July 08, 2019Cite: “Cervantes House / Muro Taller de Arquitectura” [Casa Cervantes / Muro Taller de Arquitectura] 08 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses Mexico Architects: Muro Taller de Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses, Renovation, Houses Interiors•Morelia, Mexico Save this picture!© Cesar Manuel Belio Leal+ 19Curated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920496/cervantes-house-muro-taller-de-arquitectura Clipboard Cervantes House / Muro Taller de ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveCervantes House / Muro Taller de Arquitectura Year:  2018 Photographs Photographs:  Cesar Manuel Belio Leal Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Area:  1044 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Raúl Gómez, Josué Silvestre Builder:Muro Taller de ArquitecturaBrands And Products:Tecnolite, Helvex, Daltile, EbTecnica, BoalCity:MoreliaCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Cesar Manuel Belio LealRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40MetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. The Cervantes home is located in Centro Histórico in the city of Morelia, Michoacán. The house was practically in ruins, which in turn, did not meet the optimal characteristics for a restoration. Because of this, the client opted for a demolition of the home, which projected over a lot of 97 m2 and an architectural program large enough for the lots surface. Some of the primary requests that the client had where: to have a large public space with thermal comfort for its atmosphere, and plenty of lighting. Save this picture!© Cesar Manuel Belio LealSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Cesar Manuel Belio LealClient also requested for a front of 5.50 m, to which this request was resolved by adding double the height of the public space, thus adding more space for ventilation and natural light for the living room, kitchen and dining area. As for the three bedrooms that were solicited, each one of them feature a closet and complete bathroom. Furthermore, the requisite of endowing ventilation, and lighting for the rooms, was dealt with by adding cubes of light with feathery bamboo gardens. This was decided due to the plants characteristics of accelerated vertical growth that it will have, ultimately giving the function of a garden on the very top story of the home.Save this picture!© Cesar Manuel Belio LealSave this picture!Longitudinal section b-bSave this picture!© Cesar Manuel Belio LealAnother essential part of this project is, keeping in mind the day to day of its users. An example of such, would be the coexistence in its interior, to which then lead for the rooftop to act as a terrace. Furthermore, such space will have an uncovered area, while also having another area roofed via pergola.Save this picture!© Cesar Manuel Belio LealAs for the facade of the project, the architectural language of its predecessor was respected by maintaining the integration of its environment. The Cervantes house is the perfect home for someone who has a liking for Centro Histórico de Morelia, to which one can count on its services and amenities, all in just a few steps away.Save this picture!© Cesar Manuel Belio LealProject gallerySee allShow lessAn Architecture of TurbulenceArticlesHouse for a Stationer / Architecture for LondonSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920496/cervantes-house-muro-taller-de-arquitectura Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily Manufacturers: Daltile, Boal, Eb Tecnica, Technolite, Tekno-Step, Tekno-step Lead Architects: Projectslast_img read more

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Database company offers software demonstrations online

first_img Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Technology JA Computer Solutions has made available demonstrations of its software products on its website.JA Computer Solutions’ newly revamped website features online demonstrations of its software products CHARITease and SANCTURease, and next month it will add a demo of BENEFICIARease. Visitors need to register to gain access to the demos. Database company offers software demonstrations onlinecenter_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. Howard Lake | 16 January 2005 | News  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Impact of global warming on Arctic community in Nome, Alaska

first_imgNome, Alaska, had back-to-back blizzards followed by rain, ending a February that saw temperatures in the upper 20s or low 30s. When the rain hit the snow, it turned into ice, which made the roads so treacherous that even taxis stopped running. The National Weather Service reported Nome got 76 inches of snow between Jan. 25 and Feb. 28. Since Nome is just 143 miles south of the Arctic Circle, rain and warm temperatures are unusual. A single weather event may or may not be caused by global warming. But when you add the facts that the whole eastern half of the Bering Sea is ice-free, that its water temperature is 3 degrees warmer than usual; that Kotzebue Bay, a shallow arm of the Bering, is not frozen solid; that the Grand Iditarod Dog Race, a famous, 1,000-mile race from Anchorage to Nome, is building temporary bridges to cross water south of Nome; and that this latest unusual weather pattern is at least 2 years old — the only reasonable explanation of all these facts is global warming. Inuit elders began noticing warming signs in the 1980s.Nome, a fly-in community since it is not connected to the rest of Alaska by road, is a hub for a number of smaller communities because it receives freight by barge. It’s only a hundred or so years old, the result of an early 20th century gold rush, with just under 3,700 people according to Mayor Richard Beneville. It is about 65 percent Inuit, with communities from the Inupiaq, Central Yupik and St. Lawrence Island peoples.Unlike a number of Alaska’s municipalities, Nome is not a dry (alcohol-free) town, and it has a former substance abusers’ support group that meets weekly in the Katirik Cultural Center. A fluctuating group of homeless people hangs out in front of the bars on Front Street. The religious radio station KNOM reports that a new shelter has been set up to allow homeless people who were sleeping in snow banks to sleep under a roof. (tinyurl.com/y4rble8s)With the beginning of what could be substantial trade between Europe and Asia using the Northwest Passage, there are capitalist dreams about turning Nome into a very profitable service port. This would require more investment, major dredging and workers used to living in an exacting environment.Over 6 feet of snow, topped with ice, creates major difficulties for workers who have to drive or walk to their jobs and for students who take a bus to school. Open water in the Bering Sea makes it very difficult to harvest sea mammals and fish that people in Nome, especially Native people, depend on for sustenance. It also opens their communities to flooding and erosion from winter storms.Hunting for sustenance is important for Alaskans. It is the only state where the federal SNAP program (formerly the food stamp program) allows its benefits to be used to purchase tools for harvesting wild animals. The tools include “nets, lines, hooks, fishing rods, harpoons, knives and ice augers.”But without ice, people can’t go ice fishing. Harvesting seals, a major food resource, is much harder when you have to tow them to land. The hunters who catch walruses (mammals that grow to between 2,000 and 3,000 pounds) have to process their catch 50 miles offshore in an open boat — much more difficult and dangerous than towing their catch a few miles to ice and processing it on a stable platform.Global warming is making the hard lives of people living on the Alaska coastline, some in whaling communities like Utqiaġvik that are close to 1,000 years old, much harder.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Mayor’s son suspected in shooting attack on comunity radio presenter

first_imgNews News BrazilAmericas Receive email alerts to go further Reporters Without Borders condemns a shooting attack on 2 May in which community radio journalist Camelo Luís de Sá of Quiterianópolis in the northeastern state of Ceará was wounded. The son of the mayor, who had been accused by Sá of involvement in corruption, is suspected of being the gunman. May 13, 2021 Find out more April 15, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information BrazilAmericas Follow the news on Brazil Reports Reporters Without Borders voicing outrage today at an attack on community radio journalist Camelo Luís de Sá of Quiterianópolis in the northeastern state of Ceará, who was shot twice in the right arm on 2 May while presenting a programme going out live. Police said the mayor’s son is suspected of being the gunman.“We call on the authorities to do everything possible to ensure the perpetrator is brought to justice even if he is the son of an elected official,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This attack highlights the fragility of press freedom in Brazil and the way the local media are exposed to harassment and abuse of power. In view of the gravity of this case, we hope the state authorities will take charge of the investigation.”Sá did not recognize the man who burst into the community radio station during his evening programme and fired five shots at him, hitting him twice in the arm. Sá was rushed to hospital but was allowed to leave at 4 a.m. the next morning.The local police, which is so far handling the investigation, said witnesses identified the gunman as businessman Antônio Valceni Vieira, the son of Quiterianópolis mayor Francisco Vieira Costa, a member of the opposition Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB).The police are working on the assumption that the shooting was linked to Sá’s revelations about several cases of possible corruption in which the mayor is allegedly implicated. A summons has been issued to the mayor to report to the police for questioning this afternoon. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies April 27, 2021 Find out more May 5, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mayor’s son suspected in shooting attack on comunity radio presenter RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America News Organisation Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil RSF_en last_img read more

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Progress in probe into one journalist’s murder but incredible delays in another

first_img June 16, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Progress in probe into one journalist’s murder but incredible delays in another Organisation MexicoAmericas May 5, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Mexico to go further RSF_en MexicoAmericas Reporters Without Borders takes note of the recent progress in the investigation into newspaper reporter Eliseo Barrón Hernández’s murder on 25 May in the north-central state of Durango. Five presumed members of Zetas, a paramilitary group involved in extortion and drug-trafficking, who were arrested on 6 June, have confessed to killing him with the aim of pressuring the local press to censor itself. Barrón was a crime reporter for the Milenio Torreón daily,The five detainees are José Pedro Jauregui Jiménez, Raúl Francisco Rodríguez Valderrama, Víctor Alfredo López Ramírez, Oscar Cárdenas Castillo and Israel Sánchez Jaimes. Sánchez has allegedly confessed to firing the shot that killed Barrón on the orders of Zetas chief Lucio “Lucifer” Fernández, who was reportedly angered by the media’s coverage of his activities.“The confessions tend to confirm that Barrón was murdered because of his work as a reporter or, worse still, was sacrificed in order to terrorise his fellow journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is important that the federal-level investigation should continue and should try to shed light on the accomplices that the killers may have had, especially as Barrón had been covering police corruption.”Reporters Without Borders added: “Barrón’s death brings the number of journalists murdered in Mexico since 2000 to 49. Almost all of these murders are still unpunished although the identity of the masterminds is known in some cases.The press freedom organisation, which is sending a delegation to Mexico next month, urges the federal attorney general’s office to explain the delay in the investigation into the fatal shooting of El Diario reporter Armando Rodríguez Carreón on 13 November in the northern city of Ciudad Juárez. Reports April 28, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Help by sharing this information News News According to El Diario, the Chihuahua state attorney general’s office has sent the findings of its investigation to the federal attorney general’s office, so that the alleged mastermind and his accomplices can be arrested.“It is incomprehensible that the federal attorney general’s office has failed to act on the instructions of the federal interior ministry since receiving the case file back from the ministry.”Reporters Without Borders notes that on 11 June the national defence ministry ordered appropriate and necessary disciplinary measures for the soldiers who assaulted several reporters, including an El Diario photographer, after a road accident on 4 June in Ciudad Juárez.Finally, Reporters Without Borders is worried about Lydia Cacho, the author of a book about a paedophile network involving Mexican politicians, who has just received more death threats by email and who told the press freedom organisation that she is no longer receiving any protection. May 13, 2021 Find out more News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Receive email alertslast_img read more

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Deputy slams Limerick “Kip” jibe from Love/Hate

first_imgNewsDeputy slams Limerick “Kip” jibe from Love/HateBy Staff Reporter – November 12, 2013 999 LIMERICK Fianna Fáil deputy and former minister for defence Willie O’Dea took to national airwaves to defend the portrayal recently of his city as a “Kip” in RTE’s hit series Love/Hate. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In the series finale last Sunday, fictional character Nidge is seen talking to a Lithuanian prostitute that recently joined his brothel in Dublin’s inner city. Asking where she had previously worked, Nidge responded that she must have been “glad to see the back of that kip” when she said Limerick. This Tuesday, deputy O’Dea joined Matt Cooper on the last word to defend the image of his native city and citied the successful work of An Garda Siochana in tackling serious gangland crime in recent years. “We have worked hard to change the image of the city from its past” said deputy O’Dea adding that “we have had our fair share of problems and trouble” but The former minister said that the city has changed now as “most of the gangs are leaderless and behind bars”. When asked if he was being particularly “overly sensitive” about the Limerick reference during Sunday night’s show watched by over 1 million viewers, Deputy O’Dea responded that he was offended by it and that it had been said to him by more than just his fellow Treatysiders.“It was even mentioned to me as I was in my way to the Dail here in Dublin from people outside of Limerick. He said that they said the remark was “insulting”.People are “aggrieved by the remark” he noted.Deputy O’Dea added that script writers the media and anyone that comments on Limerick should all just “move on” from this.“A journalist from the Herald phoned me for my reaction on Monday and I gave it. I didn’t go looking for this publicity. It’s my opinion. I was born in Limerick and all my relatives love there. I watched the show – all four seasons – and enjoyed it very much bar that hiccup. I just wished they stopped stigmatising certain areas including Limerick”, concluded Deputy O’Dea. Afterwards, the former minister for defence played down a quip by the today FM last word presenter on the famous picture of Mr O’Dea pointing a gun at a camera man “Nidge-style” saying that “they could hardly miss me Matt there was so many of them. They got the opportunity and they took it. Print O’Dea Calls For Clarity On Student Accommodation For Third Level Students RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin WhatsApp TAGSlove hateMusic LimerickrteWillie O’Dea Previous articleTeenager deemed fit for trial at Circuit Criminal CourtNext articleCouncillor resigns over youth agenda row Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Emailcenter_img Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Facebook Twitter #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Minister asked to review need for more incinerators in Limerick Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Advertisementlast_img read more

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