GiveMeSport enters gaming sector with Oryx deal

first_img UK digital media firm GiveMeSport will move into the betting sector after parent company Breaking Data agreed a deal to acquire Oryx Gaming and set a long-term target of expanding from the UK to the US.Breaking Data announced today (Thursday) that it had entered into a transaction agreement through which it will acquire all of the shares of Oryx as it plans to leverage GiveMeSport’s audience of 26 million fans on Facebook by launching a new online sports betting brand, GiveMeBet.The transaction has been valued at €7.5m (£6.7m/$8.7m) plus performance-based earn-out payments.A Breaking Data spokesman told iGamingBusiness.com that there is no set timeline for completion of the deal, which is expected to see Oryx renamed Bragg Gaming Group. However, the spokesman added that it is a reasonable expectation that GiveMeBet could launch towards the end of this year or in early 2019.Dominic Mansour – a former chief executive of the UK’s Health Lottery who has also held senior roles at FullTilt poker, GTECH G2, NetPlay TV and Globalcom/WMC UK – will become CEO of Bragg Gaming, with former NetPlay TV and Sporting Index executive Akshay Kumar becoming chief financial officer.In announcing the deal, Breaking Data suggested that it would model the development of GiveMeBet on how Sky Betting & Gaming was built from the ground up by UK pay-television broadcaster Sky.“The acquisition of Oryx is the first step on the road to the creation of a new global gaming group,” Mansour (left of picture) said. “We plan to follow this with other acquisitions in the gaming sector as we position Bragg Gaming as a next generation gaming company.“The newly-combined group will now have the opportunity to grow into gaming and to leverage synergies through the combination of the businesses. GiveMeSport has a bigger following on Facebook than ESPN and Sky Sports and we plan to use this as a platform to grow into sports betting initially in the UK and further into the US.”Matevz Mazij, who will retain his role as Oryx CEO, added: “The deal with Breaking Data is a fantastic opportunity to capitalise on our international expansion plans. In the last five years since Oryx was founded, it has developed in to a leading global provider of turnkey solutions for top gaming and betting brands.”Nick Thain (right of picture), currently CEO of Breaking Data, will continue to run GiveMeSport. Breaking Data shareholders will vote on the deal at the company’s annual general meeting next month, with the transaction requiring at least 50% approval.The takeover is also contingent on financing, TSX Venture Exchange approval and certain other closing conditions. Breaking Data said it will provide further information as it becomes available with regard to the financing, which may be either equity, debt or a combination of both. Ex-Health Lottery CEO Mansour to lead GiveMeBet with an eye on US expansion AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Finance Topics: Finance Sports betting GiveMeSport enters gaming sector with Oryx dealcenter_img 23rd August 2018 | By contenteditor Regions: UK & Ireland US Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

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Uefa urges associations to complete 2019-20 seasons

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Europe Sports betting Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops European football’s governing body Uefa has called on all of its associations to complete their 2019-20 seasons despite the ongoing novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. Uefa urges associations to complete 2019-20 seasons Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter European football’s governing body Uefa has called on all of its associations to complete their 2019-20 seasons despite the ongoing novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.In related news, bookmaker William Hill has revealed its plans for settling outstanding bets on competitions that face being cancelled or ended without all fixtures being completed.Almost all national associations that are members of Uefa halted play in their domestic competitions last month to help combat the spread of the coronavirus, with the Belarus Premier League currently the only major league in Europe still playing.Uefa also suspended play across both its Champions League and Europa League cup competitions in mid-March and delayed its 2020 European Championship national team tournament until next year as a result of the outbreak.Though play remains suspended across almost all countries, Uefa has reiterated its desire for all national leagues in Europe to complete the 2019-20 season and discussed a number of potential options with its 55 members during a video conference call yesterday (21 April).“There was a strong recommendation given to finish domestic top division and cup competitions, although it is understood that there may be some special cases,” Uefa said.“With this in mind, Uefa is currently developing some guidelines concerning participation in its club competitions, in order to assist its member associations in case of a cancelled league or cup.”Uefa added that it would discuss any developments at its executive committee meeting due to take place tomorrow.England’s Premier League, Spain’s La Liga and the Italian Serie A are among the major leagues that have already expressed their desire to finishing the current campaign, despite their competitions being indefinitely suspended.However, the Belgian First Division A earlier this month announced an end to its campaign, crowing Club Brugges as 2019-20 champions. Club Brugges was top of the league, 15 points ahead of second, when play was suspended in March. It is not yet clear whether the league will face sanctions from Uefa for ending the season at this time.Questions have also been raised about the future of this season’s Eredivisie in the Netherlands, after the country’s government extended a ban on all major events until 1 September.The Royal Dutch Football Association KNVB said that as a result of the ban, it “intends not to continue playing the 2019/20 competition”. However, the KNVB also said it would discuss its options with Uefa before ending the season, while a meeting with clubs and other stakeholders will take place later this week.A debate is raging over whether to end the Scottish football season. While the country’s lower leagues have already been ended, talks are ongoing about a reconstruction of the Scottish Premiership. Some clubs have asked for a final decision – which would see Celtic crowned champions for the eighth consecutive season – until a feasibility study on completing the 2019-20 fixtures has been carried out.Meanwhile, William Hill has told iGB that it will settle any bets on suspended competitions until a decision over the 2019-20 season is made by the relevant association or organisation.A spokesperson for the bookmaker said if a league chooses to end a season early and declare a team as champion, it would pay out on bets placed for the team to win the league. If a competition were to be cancelled and no champion declared, it would declare all bets void.In terms of wagers relating to other criteria such as top goalscorers, qualification for European competitions and relegated teams, the spokesman said William Hill would judge each bet on a case-by-case basis.Customers unhappy with a decision about a bet would be able to take up their case with the Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS), the alternative betting dispute service, the operator added. Topics: Sports betting Strategy Email Address 22nd April 2020 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

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Ben Stokes supports British Asian Trust project to end Child Labour

first_img By Kunal Dhyani – April 3, 2019 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter CricketLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSportSportstars PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow… Latest Sports News BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check Football Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrab the Redeem Code just released for Wilderness Hunter UMP & Shimmy Emote before it expires, Garena Free Fire India ‘Rampage Party Giveaway Day 2’UndoGarena Free Fire Redeem Codes Rewards of 15th June: Easy ways to redeem Free Fire active code check new list of codeUndoGarena Free Fire Redeem Code of 15th June, OB28 Update AnnouncedUndoStokes visited a shelter home for rescued child labourers Taabar and also watched a street play performance about child labour at Gyan Ashram School in Mansarovar. He also had an interactive session with students and presented them with Rajasthan Royals caps.Karan Malik, Head of Programmes at the British Asian Trust, said “We are deeply grateful for Ben’s support to this initiative. We are heartened by how he and the Rajasthan Royals have extended their support to this amazing project to end child labour in Jaipur.”Also Read: IPL 2019: Rajasthan Royals home game tickets go on saleIPL 2019: Australian University is Rajasthan Royals’ Education PartnerIPL 2019: Rajasthan Royals signs with Inox as leisure partnerThe street play is part of a broad-scale community awareness strategy, one component of an Initiative that is aiming to reduce child labour in Jaipur and work with businesses to increase the number of certified child labour free products in the marketplace.“I feel the people who are capable need to come together to achieve lasting and sustainable positive change for children by reducing child labour, which will eventually help their families and community as whole,” said Stokes. “These kids are the future of tomorrow and it’s only logical that we try and create opportunities for them to lead life in a better way,” added Stokes.The shelter home Stokes visited is a British Asian Trust partner that supports children in difficult circumstances by providing community-based rehabilitation for rescued child labourers and other children in need of care and protection.  He interacted with the children, some of whom were personally invited by Stokes and the Royals to watch the game against Royals Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday night.Given his association with the Royals and his love for the city of Jaipur, Stokes was keen to learn more about the British Asian Trust’s work on making Jaipur ‘child labour free’.  The aim of the initiative is to help Jaipur become a model for child protection and one of the safest places in the world for international retailers and ethical Indian companies to do business, with child labour free supply chains.Also Read: IPL 2019: Rajasthan Royals’ schedule, tickets, squad, coach: All you need to knowIPL 2019 : Rajasthan Royals launches academy in UK Rajasthan Royals and England all-rounder Ben Stokes has extended his support towards ending child labour in Jaipur, one of the key projects of the British Asian Trust (BAT) in the Pink City.The Child Labour Free Jaipur Initiative is a multi-stakeholder partnership set up with the support of the British Asian Trust, with broad-scale support from state and district governments, Jaipur businesses, civil society organisations and local communities to make Jaipur free from child labour, rajasthanroyals.com has reported. 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IPL 2020 to Abu Dhabi T10 : Pollard, Russell and 10…

first_img Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket Cricket Freight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsResearch & Compare Freight & Shipping QuotesEnjoy Affordable Freight & Shipping Services With These Service ProvidersFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoYourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndo by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoAbu Dhabi T10 : 8 T10 franchises finalized their teams from 600 players, check final squads All the eight franchises have packed their teams with the most bankable international cricketers to gear up for the second season of the Abu Dhabi T10. The competition will take place at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium from January 28 to February 6, 2021. The sides have picked an impressive line-up of players from a pool of 600 international cricketers at a colourful Players’ Draft in Abu Dhabi.The defending champions Maratha Arabians acquired a good combination of experienced and new stars in their team including its Icon Player Shoaib Malik’s compatriot Mohammad Hafeez, 48-year-old former Indian cricketer Pravin Tambe, English cricketer Laurie Evans, Bangladeshi players Mosaddek Hossain, Taskin Ahmed. They will be well supported by Ishan Malhotra, Abdul Shakoor and Sompal Kami.The Bangla Tigers, who have Isuru Udana as their Icon Player, will be backed up by Andre Fletcher, Tom Moores, Qais Ahmad, Chirag Suri, Johnson Charles, David Wiese, Mohammad Irfan, Afif Hossain as well as Adam Hose, Karim Janat, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, and Mahedi Hasan. The strong line-up will partly rely on Andre Fletcher’s hard-hitting abilities.With Icon Player Dwayne Bravo, Delhi Bulls’ team includes Mohammad Nabi, Dushmantha Chameera, Sherfane Rutherford, Evin Lewis, Dasun Shanaka, Adam Lyth, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Fidel Edwards and Shiraz Ahmed.The Northern Warriors’ Icon Player Andre Russell will receive tremendous support from Nicholas Pooran, Lendl Simmons, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Siddique, Rovman Powell, Nuwan Pradeep and Aamer Yamin this season. With Sunil Narine as the Icon Player, the Deccan Gladiators have packed their side with Kieron Pollard, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Zahoor Khan, Colin Ingram, Mohammad Shahzad, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, Azam Khan, Ravi Rampaul and Imran Tahir.The Qalandars who have Shahid Afridi as their Icon Player, have been powered by Samit Patel, Phil Salt, Chris Jordan, Sultan Ahmed, Tom Banton, Sohail Tanvir, Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Sohail Akhtar andSharjeel Khan.With Chris Gayle as their Icon Player, Team Abu Dhabi have further bolstered their side with the addition of Alex Hales, Chris Morris, Najibullah Zadran, Ben Cox, Luke Wright, Rohan Mustafa, and Avishka Fernando.The Pune Devils, who have Thisara Perera as their Icon Player, have picked up Mohammad Amir, Hardus Viljoen, Chamara Kapugedera, Sam Billings, Ajantha Mendis and Devon Thomas.Shaji Ul Mulk, Founder & Chairman, Abu Dhabi T10, says, “The high number of players in the draft shows the popularity of the T10 league. All franchises are well balanced and they have put in a lot of thought while picking the players. It will be absolutely fantastic to see the top international cricket stars coming together at Abu Dhabi T10 for yet another extravaganza of cricket. I wish all the teams and players the very best of luck for the competition.”Matt Boucher, Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi Cricket, says, “We have got an incredible Icon Player line-up for this season and furthermore the teams have done a great job in packing their teams brilliantly. Bringing world cricket to Abu Dhabi is something that we are targeting to do and we are happy to note that several international stars will be making their way to the UAE for another season of Abu Dhabi T10. With all the teams ready and finalized, the excitement is truly ready to begin.”Team Line-Up for ABU DHABI T10 League Group ATeam Name : Maratha ArabiansIcon Player : Shoaib MalikTeam : Mohammad Hafeez, Laurie Evans, Mosaddek Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Pravin Tambe, Ishan Malhotra, Muktar Ali, Amjad Khan, Abdul Shakoor, Maroof Merchant, Sompal Kami, Syed Shah Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs Cricket Team : QalandarsIcon Player : Shahid AfridiTeam : Samit Patel, Phil Salt, Chris Jordan, Sultan Ahmed, Tom Banton, Sohail Tanvir, Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Sohail Akhtar, Sharjeel Khan, Fayyaz Ahmed, Azmatullah Omarzai, Maaz Khan, Khurshid Anwar, Ben Dunk Team : Team Abu DhabiIcon Player : Chris GayleTeam : Rohan Mustafa, Luke Wright, Avishka Fernando, Hayden Walsh Jr, Chris Morris, Usman Shinwari, Naveen-ul-Haq, Obed McCoy, Najibullah Zadran, Ben Cox, Palaniapan Meiyappan, Leonardo Julien, Kushal Malla, Alex Hales The tournament is played over ten days, with a round robin followed by semi-finals and the final. The Abu Dhabi T10 tournament is a short, high energy format loved by global audiences and international cricket stars alike. ENG W vs IND W Test: Sneh Rana, Shafali Verma shine as one-off Test ends in draw Abu Dhabi T10 to have IPL 2020 Players : This year’s edition of Abu Dhabi T10 will have huge flavor of IPL 2020. 12 players who played in IPL 2020 have joined the ranks of Abu Dhabi T10 this year. Kieron Pollard from Mumbai Indians, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine from Kolkata Knight Riders, Nicholas Pooran, Chris Jordan from KingsXI Punjab have signed with the T10 League.IPL 2020 Players in Abu Dhabi T10 : Isuru Udana (RCB), Mujeeb Ur Rahman (KXIP),  Dwayne Bravo (CSK),  Mohammad Nabi (SRH), Sherfane Rutherford (MI), Andre Russell (KKR), Nicholas Pooran (KXIP),  Sunil Narine (KKR), Kieron Pollard (MI), Chris Jordan (KXIP), Tom Banton (KKR), Chris Morris (RCB), By Kunal Dhyani – December 26, 2020 Group BTeam Name : Deccan GladiatorsIcon Player : Sunil NarineTeam : Kieron Pollard, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Zahoor Khan, Colin Ingram, Mohammad Shahzad, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, Azam Khan, Ravi Rampaul, Prashant Gupta, Zeeshan Zameer, Hamdan Tahir, Hafeez-ur-Rehman, Imran Tahir, Imtiyaz Ahmed ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper Latest Sports News Previous articleSyed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy: Jaydev Unadkat To Lead SaurashtraNext articleIndia vs Australia 2nd Test: Twitter erupts on Marcus Labuschagne’s DRS review; Check out Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Latest Sports NewsSport Cricket India Tour of Sri Lanka: From books to gym, Sanju Samson shares story of his quarantine life IPL 2020 to Abu Dhabi T10 : Pollard, Russell and 10 other IPL 2020 players join Abu Dhabi T10 Team : Pune DevilsIcon Player : Thisara PereiraTeam : Mohammad Amir, Hardus Viljoen, Chamara Kapugedera, Sam Billings, Ajantha Mendis, Devon Thomas, Darwish Rasooli, Nasir Hossain, Kennar Lewis, Asif Khan, Mohammad Boota, Dinesh Kumar, Vriitya Aravind, Karan KC, Munis AnsariAbu Dhabi T10 is the world’s only ten-over cricket tournament officially sanctioned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and licensed by the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB). It is the first ever internationally approved ten-over format competition. The second edition of Abu Dhabi T10 will be held from 28th January – 6th February 2021. Abu Dhabi T10 is a UAE product that has grown into a globally accepted cricket format. Matches have a 10-over-a-side format and duration of 45 minutes a side totalling 90 minutes of play. 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City Manager Praises First Responders at Scene of Fallen Tree Incident

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John Loftus – top athlete and founder of network Mid…

first_imgNewsCommunityEducationJohn Loftus – top athlete and founder of network Mid West MentoringBy Staff Reporter – December 20, 2018 1913 Linkedin Advertisement Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up WhatsApp Print Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR John Loftus the athleteMr John Loftus was honoured in recognition of his success with Transplant Team Ireland at World, European and British Transplant Games over the last 11 years. Known for his work with Limerick GAA, various financial services companies , Limerick Local Heroes and Mid West Mentoring, his accumulated skillset and perseverance have made him outstanding in the field of professional networks and coaching as well.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up On Wednesday 12 last, welcoming the invited dignitaries, the athletes, supporters and media, Mayor of Limerick City and County James Collins told the community: “It is a huge honour for me to welcome you all here to acknowledge the phenomenal achievement of so many of our finest athletes.“It has been a wonderful year for sport in Limerick and while our hurlers were celebrating their win, many of you were still battling, training and fighting for your own place in the history books.” Also honoured were Transplant Team Ireland’s Tara Madigan and Trevor Lynch, both from Limerick.Heroic praiseDr Pat Daly, deputy chief executive Limerick City and County Council congratulates John Loftus, with Mayor James CollinsThe Mayor went on to signify in particular those achieving in the Transplant Games. “The journey to success in sport is one of dedication, commitment and absolute single-mindedness.“It can be a lonely journey, it can an exhausting and at times thankless pursuit. However, when I look around the room today I see people who have been remarkably successful, some of them in the face of almost unthinkable odds at one time in their lives.“I’m speaking in particular to the amazing team of athletes who achieved personal success and raised awareness through their involvement in the Transplant Games.“It’s one thing training every day when you are in the fullness of your health, but it takes a whole other level of personal strength and true grit to achieve what you have.“And I am full of admiration for you Tara, Trevor and John. The importance of sport to communities and to families and individuals cannot be overstated.“While it goes without saying you can take great personal pride in your victory, what I think is equally as important is the powerful example you have set for the generation of young girls and boys coming behind you.”Limerick’s local heroOne of Limerick’s local heroes, John Loftus has been transplanted since September 2000 following a rare viral disease in 1992. One year after receiving dialysis from September 1999, he received his successful kidney transplant. He got involved in the Transplant Games a decade later. He proved to be on top of his game and an astonishingly competitive and high achieving athlete ever since.John’s achievements are considerable.Speaking to the Limerick Post, John makes the point that he has represented Transplant Team Ireland at European Games in Ljubljana in Slovenia, Wurzburg in Germany, Dublin, Zagreb in Croatia and Krakow in Poland.“I have competed in World Games Bangkok in Thailand, at Gold Coast City in Australia and Gottenburg in Sweden and in British Games in Belfast, Newcastle and Birmingham.“In those international level games I have been fortunate to win 15 Gold, seven Silver and three Bronze Medals. I took the Gold in 100m and 200m Athletics including a record breaking eight 100m Golds unbeaten in successive games.”Core to community leadershipJohn Loftus with members of Mid West Mentoring; growing the group and the group’s success is at the core of this networking practiceNow leading the Mid West Mentoring business network, John was at the heart of vitalising Limerick Local Heroes, a committed group of volunteers, sports people and community leaders, to work for the betterment of Limerick city and citizens. Limerick Local Heroes is a community driven, not for profit initiative that aims to energise Limerick people from all walks of life to create new and sustainable jobs for us all. Established during the recession years when the city was ravaged by emigration, joblessness and low morale, LLH looked to consolidate an entrepreneurial spirit and work as a forum for ideas and activity embracing culture, sports, business, services and charitable projects.Mid West MentoringJohn sets the context for his influential business networking organisation, Mid West Mentoring. Membership ranges from media professionals to manufacturers, to those expert in the food sector, banking and all sorts of services. Mid West Mentoring is a growing phenomenon that drives business in a supportive environment, introducing companies to leads and services that oblige their requirements.“It was October 2016 and a group of business people approached me and asked me to set up a business network group that would, on a no-nonsense basis, provide a platform for businesses to network and pass on referrals to each other in an uncomplicated manner.“We started with 16 members and have grown that group organically to now have in excess of 60 members. I personally meet all prospective candidates to allow them understand the process we use and to educate them on the best ways to grow their businesses.”Garry O’Callaghan, Value Centre general manager stands shoulder to shoulder with JohnSuccess stories“The success stories from the group give me incredible job satisfaction,” John states. “These stories range from start ups getting their biggest new client of the year, to the personal development of some new members or securing three months work from a service provider in this group.”John makes the point that he has a background in networking and mentoring that he feels made for a distinct advantage over other network organisations.“Fifty years in business can allow this,” says the voice of experience. “Also my sole interest is that group members get business which ensures the growth of the group. No other network group in the area has someone in a similar role.”“I think that networking should be pressure free and endeavour to be as welcoming as possible to allow people flourish and use their unique talents to benefit the overall group. All newcomers joining the group do so in a fully voluntary capacity.Cross referralsKevin Downes (Cube Printing), Paul Neenan (CNDF), Paudie Ivess (Pain Relief Clinic), John Loftus (Mid West Mentoring), Alec Morrissey (Limerick Post) and Willie Walsh (Fundamental Frames)“Furthermore, with Mid West Mentoring the commitment is low.“A large meeting ever other week is standard and a mini meeting on the alternate week where a more intimate atmosphere allows us to find out more about each other’s business. Each meeting is chaired by myself and I will endeavour to use my own contacts to further your business.”Each meeting takes an hour and the emphasis is on business:“Tipperary, Kerry, Clare, Limerick, Galway and Cork form the base territories of members. We have All Ireland winners and champion dancers as part of the group, with the variety in our membership base a huge part of the appeal.”Follow on facebook and you can contact Mid West Mentoring by way of anyone of its members or John Loftus himself.center_img Email Limerick on Covid watch list Previous articleDisciplinary panel finds Barnes missed two red cards in Munster matchNext article€200 million Cleeves development could attract 500,000 tourists Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Facebook Twitter TAGSbusinessCivic ReceptioneducationNews TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!last_img read more

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Delhi HC Directs Twitter To Take Down Defamatory Tweets Against India Today & Rajdeep Sardesai In Connection With Rhea Interview[Read Order]

first_imgTop StoriesDelhi HC Directs Twitter To Take Down Defamatory Tweets Against India Today & Rajdeep Sardesai In Connection With Rhea Interview[Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK27 Sep 2020 6:54 AMShare This – xSince social media platforms are accessed by a large number of persons of various ages, it is expected of users to display sobriety and common courtesies to those towards whom the comments are directed, the Delhi High Court remarked in an order directing Twitter to take down defamatory tweets against India Today Group and Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai.Living Media India Limited (India Today…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?LoginSince social media platforms are accessed by a large number of persons of various ages, it is expected of users to display sobriety and common courtesies to those towards whom the comments are directed, the Delhi High Court remarked in an order directing Twitter to take down defamatory tweets against India Today Group and Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai.Living Media India Limited (India Today Group) and Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai had approached the High Court against Rakesh Krishnan Thiyya (former copy editor) aggrieved by his defamatory and/or derogatory tweets against them. The tweet was regarding the interview Sardesai conducted with  Rhea Chakraborty and contained a cuss word against him and also other allegations. It was contended that reputation of the employees of India Today Group, like Rajdeep Sardesai, is inextricably linked with the goodwill and business interests.Rakesh Krishnan had also tweeted about ‘killing of the story regarding one, Mr. Sumit Mukherjee; the fudging of circulation figures concerning the India Today magazine; falsely extolling the virtues of a book authored by one, Mr. Raj Chengappa, titled “Weapons of Peace: Secret Story of India’s Quest to Be a Nuclear Power”. Regarding the interview with Rhea, his allegation was that ‘Rajdeep Sardesai would have, perhaps, accepted money for the interview that he conducted’. He has also used a cuss word against Sardesai and called him a “fixer”/ “dalla” i.e. a pimpPerusing the tweets, Justice Rajiv Shakder observed that the plaintiffs have made out, at least at this stage, a prima facie case in their favour that the impugned tweets lack justification. The judge observed:”In any event, the usage of cuss words against an employee of the plaintiffs, not only impacts the reputation of the concerned individual and lowers his image in the eyes of his friends, acquaintances, peers and associates but also impinges upon the business interests of the plaintiffs. In my view, opinion, if any, held by defendant no. 1 could have been expressed even while maintaining civility. Since social media platforms are accessed by a large number of persons of various ages, it is expected of users to display sobriety and common courtesies to those towards whom the comments are directed.”Issuing notice, the court directed the Twitter to take down the impugned tweets and/or block/suspend the URLs. Rakesh Krishnan has also been injuncted from uploading, hereafter, derogatory and/or defamatory statements, articles, comments, passages and such like material qua India Today Group and Rajdeep Sardesai till further orders.Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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More than 1,500 people in Donegal waiting for driving test

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Google+ Twitter Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp Facebook The number of people on the waiting list for driving tests is said to have skyrocketed with over 1,500 waiting in Donegal. Nationally, the figures show that there are over 55,000 people waiting for a driving test across the 49 testing centres in the country.It has led to calls for more clarity as to how driving lessons and driving tests can be reintroduced in a safe manner.Donegal Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn is urging the Transport Minister to publish plans for the return of driving tests:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/padfgdfgdfgddriving.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – June 19, 2020 center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleGovernment to consider new advice on hairdressers reopeningNext article‘Dark cloud’ over Kilmacrennan following fishing tragedy News Highland Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 More than 1,500 people in Donegal waiting for driving test News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ WhatsApplast_img read more

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New surge of African migrants arriving at US southern border

first_imgPhototreat/iStock(NEW YORK) — Amid the recent surge of migrants traveling to the U.S. from Central America, people from another part of the world have also been arriving at the southern border in large numbers. Hundreds of migrants from central African countries, including the Republic of Congo, Angola and Cameroon, have been apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol in the past month. Federal officials in Texas reported more than 500 people from African countries were arrested in less than a week.“Our Border Patrol agents are facing more unique challenges every day as the number of family units from different regions of the world continue to increase,” Del Rio Sector acting Chief Patrol Agent Randy Davis said in a statement.The new arrivals have further strained U.S. authorities, as agents who mostly process large numbers of Central American migrants are now dealing with translating different languages while initiating the asylum process.The latest arrest reports far exceed last year’s levels. For example, agents arrested 45 Eritreans, 33 Somalians and no one from the Republic of Congo or Angola at the southern border over the course of fiscal year 2018, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data.Looking back further, one Eritrean, one Cameroonian, one person from the Republic of Congo and one from Angola were arrested for crossing illegally in the last full budget year of the Obama administration, according to CBP.The latest wave of apprehensions includes the largest single group of Africans ever seen by authorities at the southern border. Agents in Texas arrested a group of 116 people from Angola, Cameroon and the Republic of Congo after they crossed the Rio Grande River near Del Rio on May 31.“Large groups present a unique challenge for the men and women of the Del Rio Sector,” regional chief Raul Ortiz said in a statement at the time. “This large group from Africa further demonstrates the complexity and severity of the border security and humanitarian crisis at our Southwest border.”Two groups of more than 30 Africans, mostly from the Republic of Congo and Angola, crossed the Rio Grande days later in the Del Rio area.CBP does not regularly provide the countries of origin for migrants legally arriving through border checkpoints. That number has stayed relatively consistent, despite surges of migrants in recent months.However, independent researchers have documented that thousands of migrants have been forced to wait for weeks or months before being allowed to enter legally. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Oxford choir in Harry Potter movie

first_imgThe Choir of Queen’s College recorded a song for the soundtrack of ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’.The choir was approached by Nicholas Hopper, the BAFTA-winning composer, in late 2007 regarding a possibility of singing a piece for the film.The Choir recorded ‘In noctem’ in Studio One at Abbey Road Studios in London, the world’s largest purpose-built recording studio.Georgina Watts, a second year choral scholar commented, “Recording at Abbey Road is just one of the amazing opportunities that I have been offered as a member of the Queen’s College Chapel Choir.”The song can be heard at various points in the film, during the closing credits, and on the soundtrack CD of the film.last_img

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