The UK will pay for US net neutrality rules

first_img KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Share Wednesday 22 December 2010 7:14 pm The UK will pay for US net neutrality rules THE US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced on Tuesday that it would enforce the controversial principle of net neutrality in the US. The issue of whether or not it has the legal mandate for this statement will no doubt bring on a multitude of lawsuits, as Republican federal communications commissioner Robert McDowell said over the weekend. But what, if anything, does this mean for the UK and the EU in general?Net neutrality is a confused term that means all internet traffic should be treated equally by internet service providers (ISP). That sounds like a good idea, but in practice ISPs use traffic management every day to ensure timely delivery of email to one customer and video streaming to another. Without traffic management, the internet as we know it today would suffer from greater congestion and issues with content delivery. Net neutrality attempts to regulate the internet, but by imposing limits on the way ISPs do business it risks making it harder to use.Both the EU and UK support a light touch approach to internet regulation. They believe transparency in both business offerings and practices will leave room for innovation and investment in next generation internet technology. That stance isn’t expected to change immediately, but the FCC’s announcement will inevitably influence decisions and discussions as the 2009 Telecom Directive is implemented next year for all EU member states.Meanwhile, US ISPs changing how they do business will impact the UK in a variety of ways. First, content creators like the BBC and ITV (which use many small production companies from London) won’t be able to strike deals with ISPs in the US because the FCC has banned ISPs from doing so to differentiate their content offerings. There is also now no guarantee that the BBC’s international iPlayer, due to launch next year, will not face programmes delivered with delays or severe buffering because all content will have to be treated the same.Major ISPs with an international presence in the UK and the EU will now have to invest in managing the FCC rules in the US. This will mean slower innovation, fewer jobs created and less investment in their international business, as ISPs review their internal processes and put more time and effort into achieving “neutrality”.Though this might sound grim, the good news is that the FCC hasn’t applied such strict measures to wireless broadband. So in the US we will see more investment in wireless broadband, the fruits of which will benefit their businesses in the UK and the EU as well.Dominique Lazanski is technology policy analyst for the Taxpayers’ Alliance Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Colin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Tribunals cost firms £8,500 each, says BCC

first_img Tribunals cost firms £8,500 each, says BCC EMPLOYERS face costs of thousands of pounds from spurious employment claims, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) claimed yesterday.Tribunals are “overwhelmingly weighted in favour of the employee,” causing companies to pay large settlements even for claims with no substance, the BCC’s report said.The average cost for an employer to defend themselves at tribunal is £8,500. However, the average settlement is £5,400, often making it cheaper for employers to settle.Three in four employers that settle say they have done so to reduce costs or because it is more convenient than lengthy legal procedures.“Currently, tribunals are too slow,” said Dr Adam Marshall of the BCC. “Ministers must commit to reducing the wait time for a first hearing — and making the system less of a barrier to business growth.”Statutory disciplinary and grievance procedures have provoked a culture change, encouraging litigious behaviour, according to employment lawyer Pam Loch of Loch Associates.Filing a complaint is as easy as completing an online form, she said. Unrepresented or badly informed employees often demand their “day in court” and procedures drag on as judges guide claimants through legal complexities – increasing legal costs to defendants. And hardly any companies are able to reclaim costs, despite winning cases, the BCC reported. The amount of cases in which reimbursement is paid is close to 0.15 per cent, they said.Judges could weed out spurious claims to stop wasted time and expenditure, and require claimants to lay down a deposit, Loch suggests. KCS-content Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Share whatsapp whatsapp Wednesday 5 January 2011 8:52 pm CASE STUDY 1A claim was brought against a national facilities management company for equal pay, breach of contract and holiday pay. As the claimant was unrepresented a case management hearing had to take place in person, incurring additional costs. A hearing was set for breach of contract, holiday pay and victimisation claims, with a separate hearing to consider the equal pay claim, as it had to be heard by specialist employment judges.Due to the nature of the equal pay claim the company felt it had to be defended, as settlement would send out the wrong signal to the workforce. The company knew this would incur substantial costs, as the claimant was known for submitting unfounded grievances and taking up management time with emails and letters.The claims were dismissed at the first hearing, but further case management discussions on the claimant’s conduct and two further hearings on the equal pay claim were held. The company’s costs were £20,000.CASE STUDY 2A successful small business dismissed an employee for stealing alcohol and underperforming. The employee was a female reporting to a male manager. She went off sick while suspended pending her hearing and altered her medical sick note. During this period she continued to work for another employer. The company dismissed her after following the ACAS Code, but she lodged an unfair dismissal and a sex discrimination claim. She also lodged a personal injury claim, claiming she could not work due to an injury she sustained, and complained to HMRC that she had not received any sick pay. Despite HMRC knowing she had amended the certificate it determined that as she had a certificate she should be paid. The employment judge took a different approach and withdrew her sex discrimination claim.The personal injury claim is ongoing. Though the defence of the other claims incurred thousands of pounds, the business concluded that settling the claim for less than the costs would send out a negative motivational message to staff.Source: Loch Associates last_img read more

William Hill recommits to doubling profits by 2023

first_img Regions: Europe US Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Online Gambling 1st March 2019 | By Joanne Christie Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Poker William Hill reaffirmed its goal of doubling profits by 2023, despite reporting a £721m loss for 2018. Its strategy, first outlined at its capital markets day in November last year, is centred around three areas: driving digital growth in the UK and internationally; growing a business of scale in the US; and remodelling UK retail. William Hill reaffirmed its goal of doubling profits by 2023, despite reporting a £721m loss for 2018.Its strategy, first outlined at its capital markets day in November last year, is centred around three areas: driving digital growth in the UK and internationally; growing a business of scale in the US; and remodelling UK retail.“We have started delivering on our strategy with the expansion of our US business, being first out of the blocks in all states that have regulated sports betting, and with the acquisition of Mr Green, which will support the build-out of our international digital business,” said chief executive Philip Bowcock.At the capital markets day it said it was aiming to double online revenues, be the market leader across the US and maximise cash flows in retail while gaining two percentage points in market share.On the online front, its revenue grew 3% to £616.9m last year, although the company is optimistic about improving on this figure due to its acquisition of Mr Green and also a number of significant hires in the online division.It also outlined a strategy of moving towards lower-staking recreational players, which, while reducing the average revenue per user, was resulting in a higher number of active customers.In the US, it reported year-on-year revenue growth of 38%, with rapid expansion plans ahead and a target of gaining a 15% share in all sports betting markets. In its results statement, the operator said that market estimates suggested that the US could generate between $5bn and $19bn of sports betting revenues by 2023, depending on how quickly states regulate. It said it aims to grow its US EBITDA from $46.2m last year to c.$300m by 2023.“This is a major new market opportunity that William Hill is very well placed to pursue as we are the US’s leading sports betting company. We aim to maintain our market leadership and intend to enter every state that regulates sports betting.”In retail, however, revenues were down 2% and that’s before the £2 maximum FOBT stake has even come into effect. The company said it was not “possible to predict with certainty the full impact of this change as it is contingent on customer behaviour changes” and that up to 900 shops could be at risk of closure.In an analyst note published today (March 1), Regulus Partners said this was “very much the calm before the storm when it comes to retail”.“The key issue, in our view, is that FOBT revenue (105% of group business FCF contribution) was very easy to generate operationally (requiring next to no skill).“WH’s new revenue sources are much tougher to deliver operationally, while also having a far more complex and no less challenging regulatory-strategic dimensions (if at least not mono-product centred): William Hill has improved, but whether it has improved enough remains to be seen.” But Emma-Lou Montgomery, associate director from Fidelity Personal Investing’s share dealing service, was more optimistic about William Hill’s prospects: “The gambling group now knows what it’s up against and has clear plans to turn this into a winner and double operating profits by 2023.“The US looks to be key for the group, where it has a clear lead.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games William Hill recommits to doubling profits by 2023 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

Mashonaland Holdings Limited ( 2012 Annual Report

first_imgMashonaland Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Mashonaland Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mashonaland Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mashonaland Holdings Limited (  2012 annual report.Company ProfileMashonaland Holdings Limited is a property investment and development company in Zimbabwe, providing solutions to the retail, commercial and industrial sector. The Office/Retail division acquires, develops and leases warehouse and factories and the Pure Retail acquires, develops and leases retail outlets; with other divisions involved in acquiring, letting and managing residential and specialised property aswell as undeveloped land. Mashonaland Holdings Limited owns an in-house management division responsible for letting and maintaining privately-owned properties; and a property research and development division which identifies potential property investments and development opportunities. A financial division maintains company accounts according to regulatory accounting standards, invests funds in approved instruments and acquires properties for shareholder investments. Mashonaland Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

ISA investors! 2 cheap stocks with BIG dividends I’m avoiding at all costs

first_img Marshall Motor Holdings (LSE:MMH) is a big-yielding share I feel that ISA investors should avoid at all costs. I don’t care about its low forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 5.3 times. It’s mighty 8.5% dividend yield also doesn’t shake me. This is a share I won’t be buying for my own Stocks and Shares ISA.Car sales are tanking following the Covid-19 outbreak, and the threat of a painful and prolonged economic downturn — exacerbated by the prospect of a hard Brexit — paints a worrying picture for vehicle demand for this decade. Latest data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders showed sales of new autos sank to their lowest level since 1946 in April.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The AIM-quoted company saw like-for-like profits fall more than 4% in 2019 because of that aforementioned Brexit uncertainty. The shuttering of its showrooms more recently, and the threat posed by an upcoming recession, is particularly scary following a significant increase in the amount of debt on its books too. I plan to give this particular income share a wide berth.A FTSE 100 stockWould you be better off buying shares in FTSE 100 giant J Sainsbury (LSE: SBRY) for your ISA instead? It’s understandable that sales of big-ticket discretionary items are slumping right now and may keep doing so. But food is one of the essential purchases we cannot do without, whatever social, economic and political trouble is raging outside our windows.As one of the UK’s major online grocery retailers, Sainsbury’s is in great shape to ride this trend, right? Forecasts just released by GlobalData underline just how much this particular market is expected to grow by, with lockdown measures turbocharging orders from stranded shoppers and isolation hastening e-commerce adoption by new users.The research giant estimates that the online grocery retail market will grow by 25.5% in 2020, up from a prior estimate of 8.5%. According to GlobalData, steps by major UK supermarkets to expand their capacity for online orders will underpin this monumental surge. Sainsbury’s for one has opened up 50% more delivery slots than it had previously.More big riskThe coronavirus outbreak may have quickened the adoption of internet grocery shopping. However, it’s no reason to buy into Sainsbury’s today, I feel. Tough economic conditions may see consumers flock to low-cost physical retailers like Aldi and Lidl in huge numbers once lockdown measures are lifted, troubles that may stretch long into the 2020s.Besides, Sainsbury’s has long lagged its rivals like Tesco and Morrisons on the shop floor and in cyberspace. And signs are emerging that those German discounters are to take their first steps in the online grocery market too. The FTSE 100 share clearly has a lot more work to do to transform its sales performance before becoming a stock I’d consider buying.So forget its low forward P/E ratio of 10/1 times and bulky 5.6% dividend yield. You’d be better off shopping for other income shares for your ISA, in my opinion. ISA investors! 2 cheap stocks with BIG dividends I’m avoiding at all costs “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Royston Wild Royston Wild | Friday, 8th May, 2020 | More on: MMH SBRY Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.last_img read more

Pruitt and Perdue Present RFS Proposal to Trump

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Pruitt and Perdue Present RFS Proposal to Trump Pruitt and Perdue Present RFS Proposal to Trump SHARE SHARE Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt and Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue met with President Trump on Monday and presented a package of potential changes to the Renewable Fuels Standard. Politico reports the proposal is aimed at ending a squabble between corn farmers and oil refining firms over the program. The proposals include capping the price paid for biofuels credits, which are called Renewable Identification Numbers, as well as a year-round waiver for the sale of E-15 ethanol blends. Other ideas include creating credits for exported ethanol, as well as a transparency measure intended to cut Wall Street investors out of trading in the program.All of these changes would be executed administratively, rather than through legislation. The pitch comes a day ahead of a meeting that Trump is scheduled to host with corn-state and oil-patch lawmakers. The guest list includes Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst of Iowa, Ted Cruz of Texas, and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, all of whom are Republicans. Chief of Staff John Kelly and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn will also be there.The National Farmers Union and five other prominent groups are urging President Trump to avoid changes that would weaken the RFS. The farm groups sent the letter on how important a strong RFS is to rural America, which is coping with a severely depressed farm economy. NFU President Roger Johnson says, “We wanted to remind the president of the promises he made to farmers and rural communities as he meets with senior administration officials and lawmakers”.The letter also points out that as the rural economy continues to struggle, most oil refiners are experiencing an economic boom, as well as significant gains from recent tax changes. Recent claims from an east coast refiner that the RFS caused it to file for bankruptcy brought about the meeting on Tuesday. The letter from the farm groups points out that the bankruptcy is “the hallmark of poor business decisions and a willingness to put investor returns ahead of refinery jobs.” Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – Feb 26, 2018 Facebook Twitter Previous articleFarm Credit Mid-America Issues Challenge to Pay it Forward for FFA Leadership CenterNext articleAdvocate for Ag, But Prepare for the Headwinds NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Opinion: Trumpism is taking over the Republican Party, that’s bad for America

first_img Previous articleTCU student lobbies Texas congressional delegation for foreign aidNext articleFraternity helps teen live out her high school cheerleading dream Jean-Paul Dubos RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Linkedin Linkedin What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit ReddIt Jean-Paul Dubos Jean-Paul Dubos Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Twitter printPaul Ryan had a reputation as a wonkish, modern conservative capable of leading the Republican party into a new era of conservatism. His meteoric rise from a congressman, to vice presidential running-mate, to Speaker of the House, all by the age of 46, should have cemented his role as the new conservative icon.Yet, Paul Ryan announced his retirement from politics after increasingly competitive looking midterms- shocking almost everyone and ceding the guiding philosophy and responsibility of the Republican party to Trump. Ryan’s official reason is that he wants to spend more time with his family, specifically his children before they go off to college. I believe that reason. This decision, though, assures that the guiding philosophy for the Republican party won’t be Ryan’s brand of modern conservatism, but Trumpism, and Ryan knows that. That isn’t the Republican Party he joined and this new Trumpism is a problem for the country.Traditionally, the GOP has been a hybrid of two camps of conservatism; the business conservatives and the social conservatives. This coalition encompasses multiple factions that include libertarians, the religious right, main street Republicans, tea partiers, etc. Consequently, it has never been easy to govern. Regardless of difficulty in governing this diversely conservative coalition, Republican leaders have governed the party successfully while balancing the different factions.But, something happened after Mitt Romney’s loss to Barack Obama in 2012.There was a consensus that the core beliefs of social conservatism, fiscal conservatism and robust military strength were less attractive to the American public than multiculturalism and moderate progressivism proposed by the Democrats. The Republicans needed a new strategy to win. They then tried a modern sense of conservatism that was more multi-cultural and focused more on business conservatism than social. They continued to champion free trade and balanced budgets but notably took a more relaxed approach to immigration and social issues.That form of republicanism was only dominant for a handful of years until Donald Trump and “Trumpism” entered the party.The philosophy of Trumpism revolves heavily around Donald Trump. He was a well-known real-estate mogul and relativity television star who slowly waded into politics in the 2010s (first as a birther) but then came into the national spotlight in the Republican primaries in 2016. He was able to capitalize on blue-collar workers anxious about a country that they saw as losing its identity and future. This form of populism and nativism isn’t a purely American phenomenon, but Trump was able to ride the American wave into the White House.This wave that Trump rode into office is difficult to govern. His base is more isolationist than interventionist, skeptical of free trade, and will promote an unsustainable level of government spending and taxation. This is at odds with much of what rank-and-file Republicans believe. Instead, they believe in entitlement reform and lowering taxation with spending, they believe in free trade and globalization, and they believe in an America that advocates for its interests around the world. They are still in the party, but without Paul Ryan, the leadership to advance these values isn’t there.The result is inefficiency, and the party has trouble agreeing on much of anything. Republicans championed repeal and replace for years but now that they have the power to do something about the Affordable Care Act, they failed to pass legislation regarding it because the Republicans couldn’t agree on an acceptable plan. The only major legislation passed was Trump’s tax bill that is now creating a trillion-dollar deficit a year, while the economy is good, which is very much against the original beliefs of the party.The flaw in Trumpism isn’t that Republicans cast a net that was too-broad and too conservative. Trumpism is flawed because of its inherently combative nature that exacerbates that problem. The President was a businessman and, as a result, sees the world as a zero-sum game – one winner and one loser. Trump echo’s this sentiment in his campaign slogans saying, “Make America Great Again” and “America First”.While these are sentiments that Americans can empathize with, the combative nature of Trumpism ruins the ability to have a productive conversation to solve America’s problems. Without a productive conversation, we have trouble making decisions for a society that is increasingly diverse. If someone criticizes Donald Trump, his supporters instinctively feel that Trump is being treated unfairly whether the criticism was warranted or not. Despite his policy positions, flip-flops, or grossly inappropriate behavior, his supporters see the world in an “us vs. them” mentality.It is Trump v. the mainstream media, it is Trump v. the FBI, it is Trump v. fellow Republicans. This blind support for someone in power who is very unpopular is problematic because at the end of the day it translates to not listening.To succeed in governing one needs to learn how to disagree without being disagreeable and in a large and diverse society that isn’t always easy. But Trumpism, at its core, cannot do this. It makes the country more divided and civil discourse unproductive. Consequently, the problems of America are still alive and present, and an ideology so inherently combative cannot solve them.I’m not sure where the Republican party goes in the age of Trump, if it gradually returns to normal after his presidency or if its forever shifted. But what I do know is that to govern successfully, one has to learn how to disagree without being disagreeable. If Americans want to solve their problems, it would be wise to elect a less combative ideology.center_img What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Facebook Jean-Paul Dubos Opinion: In spite of negotiations, containment should stay first priority ReddIt Facebook The TCU men’s basketball team may have a new head coach as early as April 7, according to the assistant director of athletics media relations.Assistant director Joe Monaco said the team hopes to have a new coach hired in time for the NCAA Tournament National Championship game, which is on April 7.”There’s no real rhyme or reason to the date, but it’s just the best-case scenario,” Monaco said. + posts Opinion: John Bolton: The bomb throwerlast_img read more

Tikrit-based reporter released provisionally, banned from leaving country

first_imgNews Reporters Without Borders voiced relief today on learning that Tikrit-based journalist Kalshan Al-Bayati, who writes for the Arab-language daily Al Hayat, was provisionally released yesterday after being held illegally for a month by Iraqi security authorities. She is still being investigated in connection with her relations with armed groups.“Her rights were not respected while she was held,” the press freedom organisation said. “She was not allowed to see a lawyer or receive visits from her relatives. It was impossible to get any news of her or to know if she was being treated properly. All this was very worrying.”Reporters Without Borders added: “As long as the investigation continues, she risks being arrested yet again at any time. We call on the competent authorities to drop the charges against her or to produce hard evidence of her guilt.”Bayati has been banned from leaving the country until further notice, and her ID papers and passport have been confiscated.Al Hayat’s correspondent in Tikrit, Bayati is known for criticising the US occupation of Iraq in her articles. The Iraqi security forces first arrested her on 11 September, confiscating her computer.She was freed two days later after being interrogated at length about her links with armed groups. Her response was that it was her job as a journalist to maintain contacts with many kinds of people including members of the military, Iraqi police officers, and members of resistance groups.When released for the first time, she was ordered to remain at home and make no public statements. She nonetheless asked to speak with the head of the security forces in Tikrit to inform him of her arrest and the conditions in which she had been held.On 20 September, five days after she was freed, Bayati was summoned to “Saddam’s Palace” in Tikrit – now the headquarters of the security forces based in the city – to recover her confiscated computer equipment. That was when she was re-arrested. Receive email alerts Organisation RSF_en October 18, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tikrit-based reporter released provisionally, banned from leaving country December 16, 2020 Find out more February 15, 2021 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Follow the news on Iraq to go further Help by sharing this information Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Kalshan Al-Bayati, the Tikrit correspondent of the Arabic-language daily Al Hayat, was released yesterday after being held for a month by the Iraqi security authorities. But she is still being investigated, she is banned from leaving the country, and all her ID papers have been confiscated. IraqMiddle East – North Africa IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News News December 28, 2020 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Win cinema tickets

first_imgPrint WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads ODEON Limerick is this week giving away one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of your choice at their cinema at the Castletroy Shopping Centre.To be in with a chance, answer the following question and email your answer to [email protected] by 9am on Monday February 27.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Who directed ‘The Great Wall’?A. Jet LiB. Ang LeeC. Zhang Yimou TAGScinemacompetitionlimerickOdeon CinemaOdeon LimerickThe Great Wall Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook Email Linkedin Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsLocal NewsWin cinema ticketsBy Alan Jacques – February 24, 2017 827 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleNew A&E will open in May, confirms Health MinisterNext articleJobpath preventing people from taking work Alan Jacques Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

UL seeks writer in residence

first_imgAnn & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 44 | Immersive Software Engineering University of Limerick ceases funding for off-campus Garda COVID-patrols after sanctioning students following massive street party Previous articleNew electronic referral system to speed up medical appointmentsNext articleSavoy expansion gets provisional go-ahead Staff Reporter University of Limerick research identifies secrets of Fantasy Premier League success Facebook LifestyleNewsUL seeks writer in residenceBy Staff Reporter – October 17, 2017 2026 Print Linkedin Advertisement Gardai make arrests following chaotic student party near University of Limerick center_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick nurse helping the fight against COVID-19, calls for round the clock garda patrols near University of Limerick following “out of control” student parties TAGSUniversity of Limerickwirter in residence Decision on FIBA European Championships in Limerick to be made in May A WRITER in residence is being sought by the University of Limerick for its creative writing programme and applications are now invited from Irish writers of established reputation across all genres.Fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, drama and film writers are now being sought by UL for the post that is jointly funded by the Arts Council and University of Limerick.The Writer in Residence will be a part of UL’s Creative Writing community and will engage with students, staff and faculty in a number of ways.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Writer in Residence will also have the opportunity to develop her/his own work in a supportive environment and the stipend for the residency is €20,000.The residency runs from January through to December next year and the Creative Writing programme at UL is led by Professor Joseph O’Connor and is taught by a number of acclaimed writers, including novelists Professor Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, Professor Giles Foden and Donal Ryan.Candidates are invited to submit a covering letter outlining areas of interest, teaching experience (if any), ideas for engagement with UL’s Creative Writing programme, and a full CV to Niamh O’Sullivan: [email protected] Email Twitterlast_img read more