Denmark iGaming Dashboard – Q2 2018

first_img Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Bingo Poker iGaming Business and Ficom Leisure are pleased to present the Denmark iGaming Dashboard, providing revenue and product metrics on the regulated market Email Address Bingo 7th November 2018 | By Joanne Christie iGaming Business and Ficom Leisure are pleased to present the Denmark iGaming Dashboard, providing revenue and product metrics on the regulated market.The Fifa World Cup and a strong casino performance saw the Danish market reach its best quarter in terms of GGR since the market was regulated at the beginning of 2012.Total igaming GGR reached €129.9m in the second quarter, up almost 10% on the €118.3m of Q1 and up 21% on the €107.3m of the second quarter of last year. Sports betting GGR rose to €57.8m in the second quarter, up almost 20% from the €48.3m of Q1 and more than 25% on the €45.8m of the same period the previous year. However, the Danes’ enthusiasm for the month-long football tournament didn’t detract from their devotion to casino, which experienced its best quarter yet with GGR of €67.2m. This was up from €64.2m in the previous quarter and €57.0m in the same quarter last year. Casino continues to take the biggest slice of the igaming pie in Denmark, and increasingly, the trend is moving towards mobile rather than desktop. In the second quarter, the split between desktop and mobile was 67.1% to 32.9%, with the latter being the highest percentage since the market was regulated.  When it comes to the market’s smaller verticals, however, the pattern in Denmark is similar to that seen in other jurisdictions. Although Danish operators have since the start of this year been allowed to offer online bingo, the vertical has gotten off to a shaky start, contributing just €2.0m in GGR in Q1 before falling to €1.8m in Q2. Poker continued its decline and last quarter the vertical recorded its lowest performance since market liberalisation, falling to €3.3m from €3.8m the previous quarter.Ficom Leisure also provides exclusive monthly estimates on the Italian online market in the Italy iGaming Dashboard, including operator market shares across casino, sports betting and poker, and on the New Jersey market in the New Jersey iGaming Dashboard. It also provides quarterly figures on the Spanish online market in the Spain iGaming Dashboard.A European corporate advisory firm, Ficom Leisure is a specialist in all segments of the betting and gaming sector. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Online Gambling Denmark iGaming Dashboard – Q2 2018 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Europe Nordics Denmarklast_img read more

Google offers users greater control over gambling ads

first_img Google offers users greater control over gambling ads Under the new feature, however, users may choose to see fewer gambling and alcohol ads with a single click in their ad settings. This can then be reversed if they choose. In developing the feature, Google has been working together with the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD) and its members, taking into account their experience in the standards for responsible alcohol advertising and marketing. Google has announced it will add a new feature to its ad settings, allowing users to see fewer advertisements for gambling. Tags: Google Google pointed out that it has long had features such as ‘mute this ad’, allowing users to indicate which ads they would prefer not to see. In addition, Google has its own policies which determine when and where gambling and alcohol advertising may be used in order to limit exposure to vulnerable groups. Countries with legal restrictions against gambling or alcohol advertising will not see any change in their policies, Google said. The search engine giant said the new controls – which also offer a restriction on alcohol advertising – have been introduced in response to feedback that some people would prefer to limit ads in certain sensitive categories. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 11th December 2020 | By Conor Mulheir The update comes at a time where gambling advertising is increasingly under fire. Regulatory changes in Spain recently banned all gambling advertising outside the hours of 1:00AM and 5:00AM, including on YouTube. “We believe this new feature is an important step in user choice and control,” Google said. “We’ll continue to improve our controls; and as our products and people’s expectations of them evolve, so will the features we make available to personalize ad experiences.” In Germany’s newly-regulating igaming market, casino marketing is prohibited altogether. The UK government’s review of its Gambling Act will also see gambling advertising come under scrutiny, as MPs explore the harms or benefits of bonusing, sports sponsorship, and advertising in general. Marketing Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Marketing & affiliates Marketing “As a responsible producer and member of IARD, we are determined to set and deliver new and robust standards of marketing responsibility,” Albert Baladi, chair of the IARD, said. “This significant new feature is a very important development for our sector, and it will have a meaningful impact for people around the world as it is rolled out across Google’s platform.” The feature will be rolled out gradually, beginning with YouTube Ads in the United States, with an aim to introduce the feature globally for Google Ads and YouTube in early 2021. Email Addresslast_img read more

FBN Holdings Plc ( Q32010 Presentation

first_imgFBN Holdings Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2010 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about FBN Holdings Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FBN Holdings Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FBN Holdings Plc (  2010 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileFBN Holdings Plc is a leading financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the commercial, corporate, investment and merchant banking sectors. The company also offers insurance products for individual and corporate clients and other financial services for merchant banking, asset management, investment and general trading, private equity, financial intermediation services, trusteeship, portfolio management and discount house services for individual and corporate clients. The Insurance division underwrites life and general insurance products and offers insurance brokerage services. FBN Holdings Limited was founded in 1894 and today operates in 874 business locations in 12 countries. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. FBN Holdings Plc was founded in 1894 and is based in Lagos, Nigeria. FBN Holdings Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchanglast_img read more

Villa A / QSJW Architects

first_imgVilla A / QSJW ArchitectsSave this projectSaveVilla A / QSJW Architects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeQSJW ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesChinaPublished on May 29, 2012Cite: “Villa A / QSJW Architects” 29 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?上海 Villa A 别墅 / QSJW Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream China Houses Save this picture!Courtesy of qsjw architects+ 47 Share Projects Architects: QSJW Architects Area Area of this architecture project 2012 ArchDailycenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Year:  Area:  206 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Villa A / QSJW Architects  On 2008, the summer August, the first time we visited the site, I remember that was sunny just after rain. All the sunshine came through the green branches, at that moment, we don’t know this is going to be an almost 4 years struggling project.Save this picture!Courtesy of qsjw architectsRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAIn Chinese traditional garden, there are lots of gates in the shape of circle, which we named “Yue Men”. Same of them could be passed through, some of them couldn’t. Some of them where people take views from and of them are the images to view. Today, when the city space already changed so much that these kind of gates are no longer suitable, then we still withdraw only the form of this symbol. It is our first try for understand, and expecting.Save this picture!Courtesy of qsjw architectsAdditional, we used the slice tiles (55mm*235mm*12mm) which is the most similar material as the traditional Chinese brick, used to be as thick as 55mm*235mm*120mm. Nowadays, the local people use this tiles as decoration but still with the layout like it used to be. The tile itself reflects the form of circle, going on for the Garden/Countryside image. Then, we tried a totally different layout. As four pieces of tiles lying together with a separation of 5mm, would be a square in 235mm*235mm. That is our basic module for the layout. With this module, we indicated the tiles’ function for decoration only. We also tried to achieve a special random in this simple construction detail.Save this picture!Courtesy of qsjw architectsThe image of “Shan-Shui” is another key element of this design. Different from the traditional Chinese house, we reversed the section of the roof: the “Ridge” is always lower than the “Edge” to win the modernity. Meanwhile, it enriched the volume and arrangement of the roof, which creates different lighting effects.Save this picture!Courtesy of qsjw architectsLater in the interior design, we just kept all the details as simple as possible, just to explore the materials themselves, for a clear environment, a living space.Save this picture!Courtesy of qsjw architectsProject gallerySee allShow lessPlabennec Gymnasium / Bohuon Bertic ArchitectesArticles’CHANGE, Architecture, Education, Practices’ ConferenceArticles Share CopyHouses•China ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Civil rights oral history project expands in 2016

first_imgBallet Frontier of Texas wows in Nutcracker performance Linkedin Twitter printOne professor’s effort to create an oral history on civil rights activists is now going statewide, thanks to a federal grant.The Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project, led by Assistant Professor of History Dr. Max Krochmal, is working to conduct a statewide study of African-American, Mexican-American and white civil rights activists throughout Texas. Researchers for the project interview civil rights activists from all ethnicity groups.Assistant Professor of History, Dr. Max Krochmal.Dr. Krochmal said the grant, given by the National Endowment for the Humanities, has allowed the project to expand the statewide study and reach more major field sites.Dr. Krochmal said the funding will allow the project to hire 12 graduate students as full-time research assistants for summer 2016.“We’re able to reach far more places,” Krochmal said. “More people will be represented in their own words.”The research assistants will conduct two months of research at 15 different sites throughout Texas.“Now we get to branch out and go to even more places,” said Katherine Bynum, who worked as one of four research assistants on the project last summer. Bynum said her experience as a research assistant for the project was very rewarding.Additional funding from the grant will allow the research assistants to collect 300 more interviews this summer, Bynum said.Bynum said she is currently processing the interviews that were collected last summer. The interviews are being edited into video clips and are being added to the website’s online database.Jacob Brown, a digital services librarian at TCU, highlighted the importance of having the activists’ recordings accessible.Katherine Bynum interviewing Mr. Andrew Melontree.“I think it’s really good to have what these people have to say recorded and archived in a place where people can find them; because they won’t be around forever,” Brown said.Brown worked with Dr. Krochmal to build the Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project website.The project received 111 applications for the research assistant position last summer. Dr. Krochmal said he hopes to exceed that number for this upcoming summer. Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project Staff:Left to right: David Robles, Moises Acuna-Gurrolla, Sandra Enriquez, Dr. Jose Angel Gutierrez, Katherine Bynum, Dr. Todd Moye, Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney, and Dr. Max Krochmal. Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Fort Worth girl searches for a bone marrow donor + posts Abbey Block Twitter Linkedin Rising number of students reporting mental health issues Abbey Block center_img ReddIt Women in STEM: bias and bridging the gap Abbey Block The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Abbey Block Abbey Block ReddIt Facebook Previous articleMarket Square makes changes in response to student complaintsNext articleFort Worth Community Votes on School Calendar Abbey Block RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals weeklast_img read more

Chancellor and students react to Trump’s executive order; campus protest planned for Thursday

first_imgShane Battis Office of Religious and Spiritual Life affirms Muslim students in light of online threats President Donald Trump signs an executive order on extreme vetting during an event at the Pentagon in Washington, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. (AP Photos/Susan Walsh) Twitter Shane Battis Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history The Leap: 10 April Fool’s pranks to try this year Shane Battis Shane Battis printTCU hosts six students from Iran, Somalia and Sudan: Three of the seven countries listed in President Trump’s travel ban, according to the 2016 TCU Fact Book.The order sparked protests nationwide and abroad after it was announced that the government had suspended travel from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.Amal Khan, a junior biology major and co-president of TCU’s Muslim Student Association, questioned if the move was legal.“I was shocked that it was implemented at all since it’s illegal,” he said. “Banning people based solely on religion is discriminatory and un-American. I can’t imagine the pain and suffering so many families are going through right now.”Religion was not cited in the order as the reason for the ban. Former mayor of New York Rudy Guiliani spoke on FOX News defending the rationale of the order as focusing on “areas of the world that create danger for us.”The order bans travelers coming from these countries until the Secretary of Homeland Security, the State Department, and the Director of National Intelligence determine that they are not a threat to the United States. The order says the visa-issuance process “plays a crucial role” in figuring out whether these people have ties to terrorism.Trump cited the 9/11 attacks as a disaster caused by poor vetting.“Perhaps in no instance was that more apparent than the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, when State Department policy prevented consular officers from properly scrutinizing the visa applications of several of the 19 foreign nationals who went on to murder nearly 3,000 Americans,” the president wrote.None of the hijackers in the attacks, however, originated from countries listed in the travel ban.Greg Carr, a junior nutrition sciences major and members of the Islamic Association of Tarrant County, thinks the Trump administration needs to adjust its focus.“There is not a single fatal terrorist attack in the U.S. by an immigrant from those seven countries,” Carr said. “Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Egypt are exempt, yet these are the countries where the 9/11 hijackers were from. The intention seems to be more about pandering to an irrational fear of terrorism. For example, there have been 230,000 murders in the United States since 9/11, but only 123 deaths caused by Muslim extremists. I think we are distracted from the real issues here.”Carr also spoke about promoting unity as he wants people in the community to meet Muslims and educate themselves about Islam. He recommended visiting the Masjid Al Ibrahimi, a religious center located on 4901 Diaz Ave. to learn more.The march is set for Thursday at 12:00 p.m.. (Photo courtesy of the TCU Middle East Studies Program Facebook page)Some students have advertised a protest planned for Thursday afternoon at 12:00 p.m. where demonstrators will gather in front of Founder’s Statue for a march.The event, according to professor Hanan Hammad, who organized the march, is meant to show solidarity with international students, minority communities, reject discrimination and to “demand policies that are compassionate towards the weak and the disadvantaged; towards the refugees, the immigrants, and the undocumented.”Chancellor Victor Boschini released a statement Tuesday addressing the travel ban affirming TCU’s value of cultural diversity and its international students and faculty.“Above all, I urge each of you to remember who we are at TCU: we are ALL members of the Horned Frog family,” he wrote. “We have a special culture here that we all must work to protect and nurture.”He also reminded students and faculty that resources like TCU International Services (817)-257-7292 and Human Resources (817)-257-7790 are available to whoever needs them. + posts center_img Lead On committee co-chairs share goals with students Facebook Shane Battis Facebook ‘The Big Switch:’ Student spends a day in the chancellor’s shoes Linkedin Twitter Previous articleBoschini: TCU monitoring travel ban effectsNext articleCelebrity Dish (Ep. 10 – The Bachelor, SAG Awards and more) Shane Battis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

First Congregational Church of Pasadena: Fall Church School

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Faith & Youth First Congregational Church of Pasadena: Fall Church School Published on Friday, September 7, 2012 | 9:39 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business Newscenter_img Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Fall Church School begins this Sunday Sept. 9th for the almost 40 children and youth on the church’ rolls! The church is pleased to have the nursery each week that opens at 9 a.m. as well as three church school classes for different ages under the care of Mrs. Phillips, Lu Burd, Regina Meyers and other adult assistants. The church’ Pre K/K class will meet in the church library every other week, staffed by Shannon Anderson, Marlene Pomeroy, Amy Story and other assistants.Upcoming dates for that class are: Sept. 9 and 23rd . The Elementary Age class will meet weekly in Rm. 232 staffed by Krysty Leckrone, Roberta White, Grace Rinck and assistants. The Youth class for grades 6th-12th will meet in the youth lounge, led by Jeff Tyler, Andy Schwiebert, Jake Pomeroy and assistants Some weeks the older two classes will meet as a combined class. Many thanks to Aren Burd, Laura Kalayjian, Euni Sung, Judi Tyler, Andy Romine, Carolyn Mueller and Neva Orr for assisting this year.A new feature this year is that once a month the youth class will meet upstairs during the Aspire Worship time with the Aspire youth. Andy S. will be in touch with youth parents about those details.The church’ goal for the Sunday morning programming is to teach a Bible-based curriculum that allows the children and youth to engage the stories and themes from the Bible in an atmosphere of openness and spirited inquiry. As a progressive Christian Church the First Congregational Church is grounded in the Bible and the history of the Church, but also seek to find new ways to engage and interpret Scripture and apply these lessons to everyday lives.The church hopes you will take a moment to thank one of the teachers and assistants for their support of the children and youth here at church.A couple of other upcoming events for the church children and youth are an occasional Children’s Choir for younger children led by Connie Washburn. The church will hear the children sing in church on Sept. 30th. Also, Krysty Leckrone is planning another fabulous Christmas Pageant to be held on Dec. 23rd in worship. The church will keep everyone posted on other children and youth related events throughout the year.See everyone all Sunday!First Congregational Church of Pasadena, 464 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, (626) 795-0696 or visit First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

Less Than a Week Before Caltech Telescope Project Faces Start of Critical Hearing in Hawaii

first_img More Cool Stuff Science and Technology Less Than a Week Before Caltech Telescope Project Faces Start of Critical Hearing in Hawaii From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 | 3:41 pm 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Make a comment Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News HerbeautyHe Swears He’s Ready For Another Relationship. Is He Really?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Hawaiian Protesters Take to Streets of Pasadena from Protesters in Pasadena, April of 2015 on Vimeo.Top View of Third Meter Telescope ComplexHawaiian officials will be conducting a hearing on October 18 to decide if they will allow the construction of a new telescope sponsored in part by Pasadena’s Caltech on Mauna Kea.The Thirty Meter Telescope — a project that could cost about $1.4 billion— promises vivid and cutting-edge images of everything from exoplanets to distant galaxies but was met with heavy protests last year both in Pasadena and Hawaii from those who consider Mauna Kea sacred.The TMT’s offices are on Walnut Street. The project is the results of partnership with Caltech, Department of Science and Technology of India, National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, National Research Council Canada and the University of California.According to Science Mag, construction for the TMT was supposed to already be underway by now because Hawaiian officials awarded a construction permit for it in 2011. However, the project came to a halt in 2014 after protesters blocked workers from reaching the site and then in December 2015, activists won a ruling from Hawaii’s Supreme Court invalidating the permit.Now, a new hearing is set to take place and will last from mid October through late November to see if TMT will get the go ahead.“It seems likely we’ll get the permit,” said astronomer Robert Kirshner, whose science foundation has so far given $180 million toward the telescope, to Science Mag about next week’s hearing. However, the decision will ultimately rest in the hands of Hawaii’s Supreme Court.To Hawaiians, Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano on the state’s Big Island, is considered one of the most sacred places in the islands, according to earlier Pasadena Now reports. Mauna Kea is a primary source of pure drinking and irrigation water for residents of the Big Island as it flows all the way down to the Pacific Ocean.Even if the project is approved, its supporters worry that it may never come to light as continuing opposition to its construction on sacred grounds may make it difficult to build and operate, according to Science Mag. The project’s overseers are actively looking for alternative sites just in case Hawaii proves to be too inhospitable.Other potential sites include San Pedro Martir in Baja California and Roque de los Muchachos on La Palma, a Spanish island of the coast of Morocco. Whether construction starts on Mauna Kea or elsewhere, it is slated to begin April 2018. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Irish Cement told that burning waste is not alternative energy

first_imgTwitter WhatsApp Linkedin Facebook Previous articleLimerick sisters are sending huggs all around the worldNext articleLimerick hurlers to deliver Christmas bonus Alan Jacques Irish Cement’s plans to incinerate waste as an alternative power source has met with strong local opposition. Photo: Cian ReinhardtBURNING of waste is not an alternative to fossil fuels and should not be considered.That was the claim from Sinn Féin Senator Paul Gavan at this week’s EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) virtual oral hearing into the proposed determination of the licence granted to Irish Cement in October 2019.Five days of statements and cross-examination were heard during the controversial online oral hearing relating to Irish Cement’s €10million plan to move from burning fossil fuels to alternative fuels at its Mungret plant.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Senator Gavan maintained that long-term solutions are needed for alternative energy sources, such as biogas, produced from organic material. He was also of the view that waste incineration does not make sense as an energy source.“Irish Cement argue they need to use alternatives to imported fossil fuels. We need to reduce our emissions, and use indigenous energy sources, but waste should not be part of this alternative. There are other options that must be considered,” he told the hearing.Gavan’s party colleague Deputy Maurice Quinlivan raised concerns about Irish Cement’s previous breaches of licences in relation to industrial emissions and asked how a company with such a record could be trusted to adhere to environmental guidelines regarding the burning of tyres.“Many residents had asked me to raise the concerns they have regarding the proximity of the Irish Cement factory to local schools and play areas. An error in relation to the burning of such hazardous materials could be a disaster to this local population,” he  suggested.Fianna Fáil councillor and former Mayor of Limerick Cllr James Collins warned of the risk to health, environment and reputation that will follow if incineration is licensed.“You cannot have a Smart Limerick City while giving a licence to incinerate in the fastest expanding side of that city,” he declared.Limerick Fine Gael TD Kieran O’Donnell asked the Chairman of the oral hearing, Patrick Byrne to request that EPA inspector Breen Higgins or a representative of its board to attend the hearing.“The Chairman has written back to me today denying my request,” Deputy O’Donnell told the Limerick Post this Tuesday.“This response is not acceptable and I re-iterated my request for the EPA to attend. Indeed, I would further request that whatever additional oral hearing days are required to facilitate this taking place should be arranged by the Chairman.“In my submission, I expressed my continuing serious concerns stemming from the inconsistencies in the EPA’s recommended determination in September 2019 on a number of matters which undermines any confidence one might have that Irish Cement can ensure that the burning of alternative fuels proposal will be in any way safe on public health grounds,” he said.Raheen resident Mary Hammill, a leading campaigner with the Limerick Against Pollution (LAP) group, expressed the view that far more had been left unanswered than answered at the end of the five days.“I feel that Limerick Against Pollution’s campaign has been entirely vindicated in the light of this hearing,” she said.Speaking on the first day of the oral hearing, presentations from Irish Cement’s Communications Manager, Brian Gilmore explained how the replacement of fossil fuels with alternative fuels would cut their carbon emissions, and was supported by Government policy through the Climate Action Plan.“Limerick is now the only cement factory in Ireland to be totally dependent on imported fossil fuels. So, in a very real sense, it is getting left behind.”center_img NewsIrish Cement told that burning waste is not alternative energyBy Alan Jacques – December 11, 2020 307 Email Print Advertisementlast_img read more

Shatter defends Garda decision not to cooperate with NI Police Ombudsman investigation into Donaldson…

first_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Shatter defends Garda decision not to cooperate with NI Police Ombudsman investigation into Donaldson murder Google+ WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry News By News Highland – March 3, 2014 center_img Pinterest Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp The Justice Minister has defended the Gardaí’s decision not to co-operate with an investigation by the Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman into a murder in Donegal eight years ago.The Ombudsman is investigating the possible involvement of PSNI officers in the exposure and subsequent murder of Denis Donaldson in April 2006.Mr Donaldson, a former Sinn Féín politician and official, was murdered less than a year after being exposed as a British spy.In response to written Dáil questions, Minister Alan Shatter said the first responsibility of the Gardaí was to investigate crimes within this jurisdiction.He said the North’s Police Ombudsman had no authority over Gardaí and that the hunt for Mr Donaldson’s killers could be compromised by comments Gardaí made to Northern authorities. Previous articleDonegal maintain push for promotionNext articleMcDermott & O’Donnell pick up FAI awards but Coleman misses out News Highland last_img read more

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