CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS

first_imgWednesday 29 September 2010 10:24 pm Tullett PrebonThe inter-dealer broker has re-hired Tory MP Michael Fallon as a non-executive director, just a few months after he resigned to pursue an unsuccessful campaign for the Treasury Select Committee chairmanship.Fallon, who lost out to Andrew Tyrie, rejoins Tullett a week after he replaced Lord Ashcroft as deputy chair of the Conservative party.He had formerly been on the board of Tullett, headed by Terry Smith, for almost six years.OfcomThe media regulator has appointed four new non-executive directors to the board of broadcaster Channel 4, in the form of Alicja Lesniak, Monica Burch, Mark Price and Richard Rivers.Lesniak is currently a non-executive at property group DTZ; Burch is chairman of the board at law firm Addleshaw Goddard; Price is managing director of upmarket supermarket chain Waitrose; and Rivers is a non-executive director at Mothercare and a former chief of staff at consumer giant Unilever.DeloitteThe accountancy firm has poached Heather Devine, an international tax specialist, from rival Ernst & Young.Devine becomes a director in Deloitte’s business model optimisation team, part of the transfer pricing group. She was an international tax partner at EY and has also held roles at Hanson, Barclays and HSBC.State Street Global AdvisorsThe investment management firm, part of State Street bank, has hired Scott Ebner as global head of ETF product development.Ebner joins from NYSE Euronext, where he was most recently global head of exchange traded products.Prior to that, he served as senior vice president of the ETF marketplace at the American Stock Exchange (Amex).Kinsey AllenThe headhunter has appointed Raffaella Boscolo as a consultant in the asset backed securities and credit solutions business. She was formerly at Societe Generale and then moved into monoline bond insurance, working for Radian and Financial Guaranty Insurance.Clifford ChanceRoger Leese, a partner in the law firm’s litigation and dispute resolution practice, has been appointed chairman of Advocates for International Development, a broker between law firms and developing countries. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ 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 PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS Share Tags: NULL whatsapp KCS-content last_img read more

Entain announces football club grants and US RG initiatives

first_imgCSR Pitching In ambassador and former England captain Stuart Pearce added: “These clubs will have a vital role to play in the health and wellbeing of society when restrictions ease. Betting and igaming giant Entain has offered grants to 27 English non-league football clubs through the newly founded Trident Community Foundation. “This is only the start, and yet already we are inspired and enthused by the variety and nature of the projects that have been proposed by the Trident league clubs,” said Ladbrokes PR director Simon Clare. Regions: UK & Ireland US Nevada “We are proud of our commitment and will continue our leadership in serving this vital area.” This will be the first wave of grants, with a total of £150,000 earmarked for the foundation. Entain also plans to work with the National Association of Administrators of Disordered Gambling Services (NAADGS),  EPIC Risk Management and Kindbridge in supporting a national survey aimed to provide a support network for those suffering with gambling-related problems across the US. “We can’t wait to see these projects land in, and make a difference, to communities across England and Wales in the months ahead, at a time when they are needed most.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter As part of the Pitching In campaign, the grants will give football teams across England and Wales within the Trident Leagues (The Isthmian, Northern Premier and Southern Leagues) up to £4000 to help offset the financial difficulties caused by the pandemic. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “Initiatives like this will show the true meaning of Pitching In and strengthen existing bonds within communities across the country. 10th March 2021 | By Nosa Omoigui Topics: Marketing CSR Problem gambling Responsible gambling M&A Entain’s giving mood has reached the US as well as the UK.” “It is our ambition, with our partners and support from BetMGM, to provide the most comprehensive portfolio of responsible gambling initiatives, partnerships and services in the gaming entertainment sector in the United States,” said Martin Lycka, senior vice president for American regulatory affairs and responsible gambling at Entain.  Entain announces football club grants and US RG initiatives In the US, the operator has also launched a series of initiatives in support of the country’s Problem Gambling Awareness Month, which is running throughout March. Tags: BetMGM Entain Schemes include promoting the Eighth Annual Gambling Disorder Screening Day in tandem with BetMGM, and partnership with the Nevada council on Problem Gambling as a platinum member. Meanwhile, the brand has launched new US-focused programmes aimed at promoting safer gambling for Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Email Addresslast_img read more

Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) Q12017 Interim Report

first_imgLafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng)  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileLafarge Africa Plc is a cement manufacturing company in Nigeria offering high quality concrete and aggregates for the home building and construction sectors. The company is one of the oldest cement manufacturing companies in Nigeria and is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, the largest building and concrete solutions company in the world. It also diversified interests in manufacturing paint, repairing electric motors, transport services and Kraft bag production. Lafarge Africa Plc has plants in Ewekoro and Sagamu in the South West district; Mfamosing in the South-South district; and Ashaka in the North East district of Nigeria. The company has installed cement production capacity of 10.5MTPA and has plans to increase its production capacity. Its product range includes cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete and pulverized fly ash. Cement solutions are marketed under the brand names Elephant, Ashaka, Supaset, PowerMax and Unicem. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Lions 2017: Hurricanes 31-31 British & Irish Lions

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Highlight The Lions led the Hurricanes by 14 points after 65 minutes before an Iain Henderson yellow card gave the ‘Canes an unlikely route back for a draw FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREWhat’s notHurricanes blow themselves out early onThe Hurricanes are the great entertainers of Super Rugby with their star-studded backline and coach Chris Boyd likes them to express themselves but time and time again in the first-half they were too sloppy, giving away penalties in an assortment of different area on the field, and gifting the Lions points to extend their lead to 23-7 at the break. It was unnecessary and will have been a great frustration to the management. As we know, things improved in the second-half.Lions discipline costs them…againIain Henderson had been having a brilliant night, trucking it the guts of the pitch, offloading and hitting rucks with venom, leading to in-game calls on social media that he should be parachuted into the Test 23. His night turned on a split second when he executed a tip-tackle on Jordie Barrett on 65 minutes. After much deliberation he sent off for 10 minutes in the sin-bin and in that time the Lions conceded 14 points, through tries for Fifita and Wes Goosen as a once comfortable lead disintegrated before their eyes to leave them with a hugely uncomfortable last ten minutes. It was all so unnecessary.Off you go: Iain Henderson blotted an otherwise perfect copybookLions have a bench, so why not use it? Dan’s the manOkay Dan Biggar has always been trailing Owen Farrell and Johnny Sexton in the selection stakes but the Wales fly-half has let no-one down on this tour. His defensive zeal sets an example, he kicked long and true and when called upon to slot the ball through the sticks he did so without complaint, with one effort from nearly 50m bring admiring glances from the stands. He had to leave the field for a crunching tackle as he tried to bundle Ngani Laumape into touch as he went in in the corner, but typically came back on to marshal the Lions home and finished with 16pts. A decent tour.Steady presence: Dan Biggar had another decent game at fly-halfMusical interludeWhoever was on the music duties at the Hurricanes has certainly got a sense of humour. When a ruckus broke out, with CJ Stander raising a fist to Fifita Vaea and James Haskell getting to know a few of the Hurricanes pack, temperatures were rising. Cue, the sound system with the Beatles’ classic ‘All you need is Love’ to loud applause from the crowd and laughter. It was very effective as the flash point stopped before things turned ugly.Flashpoint: CJ Stander and Callum Gibbins clash before some musical interventionPutting their hands up for the TestsBefore the Hurricanes game, pundits and fans alike were playing a game of ‘name the likely Test bolter’ and most of the names put forward did their case no harm at all. George North, so tentative for so much of the tour, offered himself as a carrier – especially when thrust into midfield after Henshaw departed – and was rewarded to a run in under the posts after a sweet Iain Henderson offload. Courtney Lawes was effervescent around the pitch, carrying in the tight exchanges, taking clean ball off the top and putting in his tackles. Jack Nowell and CJ Stander were also to the fore in taking the game to the ‘Canes. They’ve given Warren Gatland a welcome dilemma. Iain Henderson was another who did so much to impress.Workrate: Jack Nowell was a picture of industry through the game Warren Gatland has, somewhat unfairly, been vilified from all quarters for calling up a handful of players to cover while he protected his Test 23. The problem is, he didn’t use them when his first-choice team were clearly waning, particularly in light of Iain Henderson’s yellow card as they came under pressure. It seemed odd that he didn’t pep up a side requiring a burst of adrenalin and has led to more questions than answers.ScorersLionsTries: Tommy Seymour (2), George NorthCons: Dan Biggar (2)Pens: Biggar (4)HurricanesTries: Callum Gibbins, Ngani Laumape, Vaea Fifita, Wes GoosenPens: BarrettCons: Barrett (2)Vaea Fifita celebrates with the Hurricanes as they mount a comebackStatisticsThe Hurricanes carried for 540m compared to the Lions’ 460mThe Lions made 134 out of their 144 tackles, with a completion rate of 93 per cent. The Hurricanes trailed with 119 of 142, with an 83 per cent success rateThe Hurricanes conceded 11 penalties to the Lions’ nineTop metres carried for the Lions were Jack Nowell (62), Tommy Seymour (61), George North (59). For the Hurricanes, Jordie Barrett carried for 114m with Ngani Laumape second with 119mThe game’s top tackler was Justin Tipuric with 20 tackles, followed by Rory Best and CJ Stander with 14. For the Canes, Callum Gibbins (20) Mark Abbott (18) led from the front Pulling away: George North was the recipient of a fine Henderson offload The Lions midweekers gave Warren Gatland both questions and answers after a few days in which the head coach has had to wear a tin hat to protect himself from all the invective thrown his way from his own countrymen. A so-so first 15 minutes came to life after Tommy Seymour took a cute pass from Laidlaw to sail away and despite ‘Canes openside Callum Gibbins burrowing over from close-range, it got better for the Lions when George North was on the shoulder of the impressive Iain Henderson to go in under the posts giving them a comfortable 23-7 half-time lead.Honours even: Jordie Barrett and Dan Biggar shake hands after a drawAfter the break, it was the Hurricanes who started the brightest, as Ngani Laumape powered over in the corner. With the hosts threatening a comeback, it was a relief to see a well-worked backline move see the ball work itself out to Tommy Seymour to run in his second try and give the Lions a deserved 14-point buffer. Then, as so often in the tour, the Lions imploded after Henderson was shown the yellow card for a tip-tackle on Jordie Barrett and two tries conceded in five minutes left them hanging on for a draw which will have pleased the hosts more than the visitors.What’s hotMade in ScotlandWhen Greig Laidlaw picked a ball out of the air to intercept a Hurricanes attack, he set off, with most of the watching crowd knowing he didn’t have to pace to run it in from distance, however Laidlaw used his noggin, looked around after 30m and went to ground to pop the ball up to an expectant Tommy Seymour, who certainly did have the wheels to go in under the posts. It was a score that would have been appreciated among the good folk of ScotlandThanks Greig: Tommy Seymour goes in unopposed for the game’s first try British and Irish Lions: J Nowell; T Seymour; J Joseph, R Henshaw; G North; D Biggar; G Laidlaw; J Marler, R Best (captain), D Cole (England), I Henderson, C Lawes, J Haskell, J Tipuric, CJ StanderReplacements: K Dacey, A Dell, T Francis, C Hill, G Kruis, G Davies, F Russell, L HalfpennyHurricanes: J Barrett, N Milner-Skudder, V Aso, N Laumape, J Savea, O Black, T Toiroa-Tahuriorangi, B May, R Ricitelli, J To’omaga-Allen, M Abbott, S Lousi, V Fifita, C Gibbins, B Shields (captain)Replacements: L Apisai, C Eves, M Kainga, J Blackwell, R Prinsep, K Hauiti-Parapara, W Goosen, C Janelast_img read more

Asda’s Tickled Pink raises £40m for breast cancer charities

first_img Tagged with: Asda corporate Asda’s Tickled Pink raises £40m for breast cancer charities Supermarket Asda has now raised £40 million for two breast cancer charities in the UK. For the past 17 years it has been raising funds for Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Campaign through its Tickled Pink fundraising drive.Tickled Pink began in 1996 as a campaign to raise awareness of and funds for the treatment of breast cancer across the UK. Breast cancer remains the most common cancer in the UK with 50,000 people diagnosed with the disease each year. One in eight women will be diagnosed with it in their lifetime.Charities’ responseSamia al Qadhi, Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Care, said:“I am so proud of everything we have achieved together through the Tickled Pink collaboration, and so humbled by the support and dedication of Asda’s customers, suppliers and colleagues – without their efforts we simply couldn’t offer a lifeline to many thousands of people affected by breast cancer.“Thanks to Asda’s phenomenal support we have been able to grow our HeadStrong service, which helps women prepare for the possibility of losing their hair, by 50% in the last year. And In 2014, we will be able to transform the Moving Forward support courses we offer in local communities, reaching thousands of women as they finish treatment. A huge thank you to everyone who continues to help us make the partnership such a success.” Advertisement 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 | 14 July 2014 | News Baroness Delyth Morgan, Breast Cancer Campaign CEO added:“The Tickled Pink collaboration has enabled us to drive world-class breast cancer research and given us greater knowledge to help us aim to overcome and outlive breast cancer in our lifetime. We’d like to thank Asda, their very generous colleagues, customers and suppliers for their exceptional support. Without Tickled Pink a lot of this work would not have been possible.”Other support from AsdaAsda is a founding partner of the Breast Cancer Campaign Tissue Bank, the UK’s first nationwide store of breast cancer tissue samples. This resource is vital to research and a major step forward towards finding the cures for all breast cancers. Photo: derrickding on Flickr.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  56 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

ChangeStar to list fundraising events in Charity Calendar 2018

first_img Howard Lake | 27 November 2017 | News The ChangeStar Charity Calendar 2018 is inviting charities to list their fundraising and awareness events for 2018. The calendar offers a free way for charities to promote their events online to the public.Fundraising and social change agency ChangeStar has been producing the Charity Calendar for the past three years. It is used by some of the big charities, including Macmillan Cancer Support and UNICEF, plus smaller and regional ones. Key events in this year’s edition have included BBC Children in Need, the London Marathon, Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and Comic Relief.Charities can list up to five events free of charge. These could be:sponsored challenge events, such as runs, bike rides and treks‘sacrifice’ challenges such as giving up alcohol or chocolate, andawareness days such as Fairtrade Fortnight and International Women’s Day.There is also the option for a paid-for featured listing or advert.To get your charity event or events listed, submit them online by 8 December 2017.Kate Wright, manager of ChangeStar Charity Calendar, has pledged to pick an event every year to take part in herself, to immerse herself in charity event culture and raise money for goodcauses.She said: “I chose to take part in the London Moonwalk on 13th May, for breast cancer charity Walk the Walk, and thoroughly enjoyed the liberation of hot-footing across Battersea Bridge in my bra!”Fundraising event at Brighton. Photo: 4 Cancer Group4 Cancer Group have provided their event photographs to accompany this year’s calendar, and ChangeStar promote this cancer charity’s popular cycling, running and sailing events.ChangeStar partners with clients in fundraising, campaigning, communications, data, consulting and research – across all media channels. Its clients include include Blue Cross, Fauna & Flora International, Sightsavers and Humanists UK.  97 total views,  1 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15  98 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 Tagged with: fundraising events ChangeStar to list fundraising events in Charity Calendar 2018 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.last_img read more

Detroit WWP hosts women’s speakout

first_imgInternational Women’s Day was commemorated in Detroit on March 11 at a women’s speakout for justice and liberation, hosted by the women of Workers World Party. The event started with a delicious meal and desserts prepared by men comrades and friends. This was a program where only women, including trans, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming women, could speak on whatever topic or struggle they chose. The men listened, learned and played a supportive role.Kayla Pauli, a skilled-tradesapprentice and WWP youth organizer, kicked off the speakout by giving a history of the working-class and socialist origins of IWD. Yvonne Jones, of the Detroit Association of Retired and Active Employees, talked about community leaders making a difference. Baheejah Shakoor, a retired nurse who refused orders to go to war in Iraq, spoke about the movie “Hidden Figures” and about providing youth with needed skills.Other women talked about the impact of domestic violence and racism; Indigenous leader Berta Cáceres, who was assassinated last year in Honduras; women’s oppression in class society; why all working-class women are needed to help overthrow capitalism; keeping up the fight against foreclosures and utility shutoffs; the struggles facing transgender women; the important roles women carry out in socialist Cuba and how to help stop the U.S. blockade; and much more. Shown here are some of the participants.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

RSF joins other NGOs in amicus brief in WhatsApp suit against NSO Group

first_img RSF_en There have been several reports in recent years of Pegasus being used to spy on journalists’ phones by other means than exploiting the WhatsApp security flaw. Journalist and human rights activist Omar Radi, the co-creator of the Le Desk news website, has been subjected to all-out judicial harassment in Morocco ever since it was reported that Pegasus was used to spy on him from January 2019 to January 2020. The many other journalists targeted in this way have reportedly included Ben Hubbard of the New York Times and Griselda Triana, the wife of Javier Valdez Cárdenas, a Mexican journalist who was murdered, as well as other Mexican journalists. Citizen Lab reported on 20 December that, in July and August of this year, government operatives used Pegasus to hack into 36 personal phones belonging to Al Jazeera journalists, producers, anchors and executives and the personal phone of Rania Dridi, a journalist at London-based Al Araby TV. Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says December 23, 2020 RSF joins other NGOs in amicus brief in WhatsApp suit against NSO Group At a time when more and more governments are resorting to spyware to monitor and target journalists, the amicus brief emphasizes the threat that spyware such as Pegasus pose to the right to free speech and privacy, especially for journalists and their sources. Far from being justified by security or defence imperatives, the sole aim of hacking into the private communications of activists and journalists is to spy on and silence government opponents. NSO Group continues to provide surveillance technology to its state clients despite knowing it will be used to break international law. It thereby fails in its duty to respect human rights. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is one of eight NGOs that have filed an amicus brief in a case against NSO Group, an Israeli company specializing in spyware, because one of its products was allegedly used to exploit a vulnerability in WhatsApp to spy on the phones of more than 100 civil society activists and journalists. Help by sharing this information WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Among the more than 100 civil society activists and journalists spied on in this way, the amicus brief cites the case of Aboubakr Jamaï, a Moroccan journalist exiled in France since 2007. The journalist founded and edited Le Journal hebdomadaire and Assahifa al-Ousbouiya, two weeklies that have pioneered coverage of governmental and corporate corruption in Morocco and have published editorials critical of the king and calling for a true constitutional democracy. On two occasions in the past two years, Moroccan state-friendly media outlets have revealed confidential work on which Jamaï was working as consultant, disclosing content that could only have been obtained from his phone in order to defame his professional acquaintances. NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware was so successful in exploiting a WhatsApp vulnerability in April and May 2019 that a missed call sufficed to install Pegasus on a device without the person targeted realizing. Once installed, Pegasus provided access to all sorts of data including emails, messages and GPS coordinates, and even control over the camera and microphone. to go further The eight NGOs filed their amicus brief today with the Californian court where WhatsApp has brought a suit against NSO Group. The amicus brief aims to provide the court with information to help it reach a decision and, in particular, to convince it to rule against NSO Group’s request for WhatsApp’s suit to be declared inadmissible. Signatories:Access NowAmnesty InternationalCommittee to Protect JournalistsInternet Freedom FoundationParadigm InitiativePrivacy InternationalReporters Without Borders (RSF)Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales (R3D) Organisation June 7, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts Reports News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies RSF Follow the news on Americas United StatesMorocco / Western SaharaMexicoUnited Arab EmiratesSaudi ArabiaAmericasMiddle East – North Africa Online freedomsProtecting sources Internet United StatesMorocco / Western SaharaMexicoUnited Arab EmiratesSaudi ArabiaAmericasMiddle East – North Africa Online freedomsProtecting sources Internet June 3, 2021 Find out more News May 13, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Tommy sets sights on reeling in cinema buffs

first_imgEmail NewsLocal NewsTommy sets sights on reeling in cinema buffsBy admin – July 16, 2009 835 WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Digital era has arrivedUNDAUNTED by the failure of the developers of the Ennis Road Retail Park (next to Jetland Centre) to attain planning permission for 10 screens from Limerick City Council, cinema operator, Tommy O’Connor, is determined to identify an equally suitable site on the northside.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cork-based O’Connor, owner of the Reel chain, confirmed to the Limerick Post, and as exclusively reported last year, that he was willing to transform three idle units at the Ennis Road Park, giving employment to about 40 people.“Had permission been granted, I would have been up and running at this stage. I thought the site was ideal, with plenty of car parking spaces and already built large units just waiting to be converted into a multiplex”.There was, he pointed out, a huge catchment “people on that side of the city would welcome the type of project that I had envisaged.“To get to a movie, they have to travel right across town, to either the Omniplex in Dooradoyle, or Storm in Castletrroy. I think I would have been able to cultivate a new audience”.When asked if he was still prepared to gamble on providing Limerick with a third cinema location, given the recession, he responded: “Statistics show that the industry in Ireland is thriving. Remember, it is the cheapest form of entertainment, less than 10 euro per person for an evening or afternoon out. I had my homework done in advance…Caherdavin residents and those living in adjoining estates, are simply waiting. Also, Shannon is only a few miles out the road, and they, too, are without a cinema”.O’Connor, who hails from the Lansdowne Park area, and son of the late Vincent O’Connor, an institution at Todds for many decades, would dearly love to set up business in his native city.He had shown an interest in the screens proposed for Bedford Row, but later abandoned the idea. “Cinemas don’t work in city centres…you have to be in the suburbs where car parking is available. Patrons are not going to pay to park their cars in the city when they have the facility for free in Castletroy and Dooradoyle”.O’Connor is certainly not afraid to invest in the future.On a recent visit to his Reel Cinemas in Blackpool, Cork, he “introduced” me to his new digital system, installed at a cost of 80,000 euro, per screen.Showing was Transformers. The film was sent via satellite from the United States to his digital hardware system and projected on screen.“As you see, the quality is crisp and clean, the sound just brilliant and colours especially vibrant.. The era of film turning on a spindle is coming to an end, as, unfortunately, is the day of the projectionist. We are now talking about satellite, hard drives, discs, etc, giving control over to the distribution company. It is possible for me to sit at home and switch on by remote control. Even screening times are regulated from the States”.center_img Advertisement Linkedin Print Previous articleThe search is on for Ireland’s best pubNext articleLeddin secures fresh commitment on reletting adminlast_img read more

Health in communities may not suffer after hospital closings

first_img Read Full Story When a hospital closes, local residents may worry about who will care for them when they are sick or that more people will die, but a Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health study published May 4, 2015 in Health Affairs found such concerns may be unfounded.“It’s possible that we didn’t see any change in outcomes because patients instead went to nearby hospitals that had better finances and may have had more resources to provide care,” lead investigator Karen Joynt, instructor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, said May 4 in an NPR interview.The researchers found death rates of Medicare recipients who were hospitalized or living in areas in which 195 hospitals closed to be about the same as those living in similar communities where hospitals had not closed.last_img