Zambia Sugar Plc HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgZambia Sugar Plc (ZMSG.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Zambia Sugar Plc (ZMSG.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia Sugar Plc (ZMSG.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia Sugar Plc (ZMSG.zm)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileZambia Sugar Plc is the largest sugar producer in Zambia. The company has interests in growing sugar cane and producing raw sugar and specialty sugar products for domestic and export markets. Zambia Sugar produces sugar products under the Whitespoon brand name, and exports niche-market sugars countries in the European Union. The sugar enterprise has cane estates and a sugar factor in Nakambala in the South West Province of Zambia. Its total annual sugar production capacity ranges from 200 000 tons to 450 000 tons. Zambia Sugar is a subsidiary of Illovo Sugar which in turn is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Associated British Foods Plc. Illovo produces raw and refined for local and export markets with sugar cane grown by independent out-growers. Zambia Sugar Plc is listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchangelast_img read more

CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgCIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileCIEL Limited is an investment company headquartered in Ebene, Mauritius. The company operates in the following segments: agriculture and property, financial services, hotels and resorts, textiles, and healthcare businesses. The activities of the company are spread out over five countries that include Mauritius, Madagascar, Asia, Maldives and South Africa, just to name a few. CIEL Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Did shares in Lloyds, Barclays and HSBC just become a little more attractive?

first_imgDid shares in Lloyds, Barclays and HSBC just become a little more attractive? Kevin Godbold | Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 See all posts by Kevin Godbold Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays, HSBC Holdings, and Lloyds Banking Group. 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. Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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.center_img 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. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address The FTSE 100 lurched lower in early trading today. I reckon some of the move has been down to plunging bank shares within the index.And there’s a good reason for weakness in the banking sector. In a coordinated action, the London-listed banks cancelled shareholder dividends and share buy-back programmes after the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) insisted on it yesterday. According to news reports, the PRA threatened to use its supervisory powers to force compliance if the banks didn’t release statements of their intention to cancel – strong-arm stuff!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…What the banks saidAnd Lloyds got a statement out at 7am today. The company said it has decided to cancel all quarterly and interim dividend payments, accrual of dividends, and share buybacks “until the end of 2020.” On top of that, “in response to a request from the PRA” and to preserve additional capital, the directors agreed to cancel payment of the final 2019 dividend.  There was a similar announcement from Barclays today. And chairman Nigel Higgins explained the directors believe the move is “right and prudent” to ensure the company is “well placed” to continue what it can “to help through this crisis.”HSBC also made it clear this morning it was cancelling dividends and share buy-backs during 2020 because of the PRA’s request. The directors said they recognised the ongoing “material impact” on the global economy because of the coronavirus pandemic. And despite “a strong capital, funding and liquidity position,” there are “significant uncertainties” regarding the timescale of the pandemic and its economic effects.Rational and boldI’m with the PRA. Just over a decade ago, the weak banking sector came perilously close to breaking the economic system beyond repair during the credit crunch and the recession that followed. Bold and early action now to preserve the financial strength of banks seems like a rational move.However, this won’t be welcome news if you’re holding banking shares because of their previous fat dividend payments. But I’d argue – and have been for years – that banks shares are not good vehicles for dividend-led investing strategies. The main problem is that bank businesses are among the most cyclical you’ll ever come across. Indeed, it’s been said that bank shares can be the first in and the first out of recessions.As such, I think bank stocks can be good early indicators of where economies could be heading. And looking at the way Lloyds, Barclays and HSBA are either under-cutting or re-testing their earlier coronavirus lows today makes me believe we could be heading for some seriously tough times ahead.But there’s an opportunity in that assessment when it comes to banks. Because one thing bank shares are good at is leading and exaggerating bull and bear markets. I think banks will make decent vehicles for riding the next general market up-swing at some point.Meanwhile, to me, the slashing of dividends is a good sign. That’s because it takes us closer to ‘the bottom’ for bank shares. All I want to see now is reduced forecasts for earnings and I’ll start to become bullish on bank shares. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Two Houses in Oropesa / Paredes Pedrosa

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/781278/two-houses-in-oropesa-paredes-pedrosa Clipboard Projects photographs:  Luis Asín , Paredes PedrosaPhotographs:  Luis Asín , Paredes PedrosaCollaborators:Álvaro Rábano, Clemens Eichner, Roberto Lebrero, Blanca LealDirection Of Execution:Inés CobisaStructure:Alfonso G. Gaite. GOGAITE, S.L.Installations:Nieves PlazaArchitects In Charge:Ángela García de Paredes, Ignacio PedrosaCity:OropesaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Luis AsínRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityText description provided by the architects. Two houses in Oropesa 13th century town walls.Sitting in the foothills of the Sierra de Gredos in Spain, Oropesa commands an extensive view encompassing snow-capped peaks and olive trees. Oropesa is known for its castle, built in 1402 and formerly the residence of the Toledo family of nobles. One of them built an arcade to link the castle with Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Church, where the houses are placed incrusted in the ancient walls.Save this picture!© Paredes PedrosaInitially, three very small houses divided into various small rooms in ruin, shared two patios behind a façade that was maintained unchanged for years, crossed by large brick arches. In the inside the houses lacked sufficient windows to cover lighting and ventilation.Save this picture!Exploded AxonometricThe project transforms the interior spaces into two houses, for brother and sister that share one single long patio, open in one side to the vision of the 16th Century church tower as a backdrop. The façade could not be modified, due to heritage protection, and the new patio orders the two constructions and gives natural light to both houses. One of them has also windows to the street and the other opens to a private small lateral garden.Save this picture!© Luis AsínSave this picture!Deployed ElevationInside the houses, the ancient brick and stonewalls, built with the traditional local rigging, were painted in white, considering the reasonable use of existing materials. It was sought to preserve the natural texture of the materials in order to better integrate them with the surrounding textures. The new staircases were built with steel sheet. Also, the roofs were fully disassembled, restored and re-built one meter higher, maintaining the wooden structure, to create a space under the roof. Save this picture!© Luis AsínSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanAn existing window in the main façade was opened to the new patio and enables views towards the church. In the patio the old water well is maintained and both the pavement and the lower part of the damaged ancient walls, were covered with natural brick as the unique new material.Save this picture!© Paredes PedrosaProject gallerySee allShow lessSwiss National Museum / Christ & GantenbeinSelected ProjectsNerima House / Elding OscarsonSelected Projects Share Architects: Paredes Pedrosa Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses, Renovation•Oropesa, Spain Houses Save this picture!© Luis Asín+ 15 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/781278/two-houses-in-oropesa-paredes-pedrosa Clipboard ArchDaily 2015 Area:  316 m² Area:  316 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Spain “COPY” “COPY” Year:  Year:  Photographs 2015 Two Houses in Oropesa / Paredes PedrosaSave this projectSaveTwo Houses in Oropesa / Paredes Pedrosa Two Houses in Oropesa / Paredes Pedrosa CopyAbout this officeParedes PedrosaOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationOropesaSpainPublished on February 01, 2016Cite: “Two Houses in Oropesa / Paredes Pedrosa” 01 Feb 2016. 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Harvard U. strike! Trying to survive capitalism

first_imgDining hall workers on militant strike against Harvard Corporation.Cambridge, Mass.It was 5 a.m. on Oct. 5 and Harvard University Dining Services workers were already marching on a strike picket line, rather than serving up eggs and bacon on a cafeteria breakfast line. The workers, many of them immigrants, half of them people of color, are going toe-to-toe with an elite Ivy League university with a $37.6 billion endowment.The 750 rank-and-file members of UNITE HERE Local 26 are striking because Harvard has refused to back down from its “take-away” cuts to workers’ retirement and health benefits.The university has also refused to honor a previous HUDS contract agreement guaranteeing workers a $35,000 minimum yearly wage. Nearly half are earning less than that now. According to the MIT Living Wage Calculator, even that salary is not adequate to support more than a one-person household in Boston. (STAT.com)In addition, HUDS workers are fighting for the right to establish a task force to combat racism in the kitchens, stop management bias against hiring formerly incarcerated people and permit immigrant workers to take leaves of up to a year with job security.‘We aren’t budging!’By midmorning, thousands of workers from 20 dining halls and 40 picket lines, along with supporters, converged and marched into Harvard Square chanting, “Hey, Harvard, you can’t hide! We can see your greedy side!”The next day, Oct. 6, close to a thousand workers and allies marched again, this time through Harvard Yard in a half-mile trek, banging drums and roaring chants so that even the remotest realms of Harvard’s ivory towers shook with the unstoppable surge. They were joined by Massachusetts AFL-CIO President Steven Tolman. On Oct. 8, HUDS workers and supporters marched and rallied again at the Harvard/Cornell football game.Local 26 Chief Steward Ed Childs told Workers World, “We aren’t budging!” on demands protecting the minimum yearly wage, retirement and health benefits. He stressed that increased health care premiums and higher co-pays would be particularly devastating for the dining hall workers, who get laid off three months every summer, but as “seasonal educational workers” are not allowed to collect unemployment insurance.Childs emphasized that the privatized health care system was in failure mode when a multibillion-dollar institution refuses to supply adequate and affordable health care to its workers.At one of the rallies, a HUDS worker with Type 2 diabetes said she has a hard time, even now, affording her insulin and testing supplies. If her insurance goes up, she could suffer kidney failure or a heart attack without needed medications.Harvard Medical School students backed up the workers In a StatNews op-ed, saying the university’s attack on workers’ health insurance is a matter of life and death: “As physicians in training, we cannot stand by as the world’s richest university forces its most vulnerable employees to choose between dinner and a doctor’s visit.”A member of the Racial Justice Coalition at Harvard Medical School, Darshali Vyas, told the press, “We now also know that more than half of HUDS workers identify as people of color — a level of diversity not reflected elsewhere at the University — and that many of these workers represent minority and immigrant families living in Boston. Protecting their access to affordable health-care coverage is intimately tied to racial justice.”“The cuts proposed by Harvard are anti-LGBTQ,” asserted Ted Waechter in his article, “The HUDS Strike Is So Gay,” in the student Crimson newspaper. He explained: “The proposed co-pay increases would devastate queer and trans workers in particular. When we make healthcare unaffordable, we keep queer and trans people from accessing gender-affirming treatments, like hormone therapy and gender-confirmation surgery.”Local 26 HUDS workers fought for and won one of the country’s first sexual orientation nondiscrimination provisions, and are currently fighting for provisions based on gender identity.HUDS coalition battles corporate powerWorkers at Harvard are up against an “education” corporation that is part of big business profit making and the 1%, in an interlocking relationship with the military-industrial complex and big banks like Goldman-Sachs, Bank of America and Citigroup. The governing body of the university is literally Harvard Corporation — “the oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere,” dating back to the mid-17th century. (harvard.edu)To do battle with this behemoth, the rank-and-file dining hall workers have put together a town-gown-­community coalition that is a powerful model for how to win. Coalition members endorsing and organizing for the strike include the under­graduate Harvard School of Public Health, the Student Labor Action Movement, the Undergraduate Council and the Editorial Board of the famed student newspaper, the Crimson. Faculty and non­union employees are supporting the strike, as they’re also having their health benefits cut.Unity also comes from Harvard Law School students, who protested university racism by occupying their own college in February. Both the Cambridge City Council and the Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee have endorsed the strike.And the dining hall workers have built wide solidarity over many years, from their opposition to South African apartheid to their support for Indigenous and Palestinian struggles.Dedicated union solidarity comes from the “old-style” militant Boston School Bus Drivers Union, Steelworkers Local 8751; the custodians of Service Employees Local 32 B-J; and the IWW “Wobbly” Cambridge local. Teamsters Local 25 has pledged to honor the picket line and refuse to pick up trash or make freight and equipment deliveries.This strike forcefully raises the class question: How can workers survive a capitalism that will not pay them a wage that they and their families can survive on, and that will not provide adequate health care — a matter of life or death?In socialist Cuba, medical care is completely free to all citizens and has no links to profit. In Cuba there is, in fact, no need for “health insurance” or for having to pay out money monthly to have a safety net against for-profit medical or Big Pharma bills.Harvard University is rich enough to provide affordable health care to all its workers, but it will not do so without a fight. It will not because, like Verizon or Veolia or any other capitalist corporation, it needs profits to survive. Paying health care or other benefits to workers is not profitable. As capitalism decays, corporations and banks are employing fewer workers to do more work at less wages with minimal or no benefits.HUDS workers have drawn the line.The strike by the Harvard dining hall workers in their struggle for health care, for adequate pay, for what they need to survive is a new heroic battle in the centuries-old struggle of workers to take back our lives and our work.Steve Gillis, Martha Grevatt, Milt Neiden­berg, Minnie Bruce Pratt and Gerry Scoppettuolo contributed to this article.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Prisons censor WW call for May Day strike

first_imgWorkers World Party and its editorial staff received notices on Feb. 22, March 31 and April 5 from the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) that three issues of Workers World newspaper had been denied entry into all prisons in the state. The reason given for this outright censorship? In the DOC’s own words: “Information contained [in the publication] advocates global May Day strike.”Throughout its history, Workers World Party has maintained close ties with political prisoners and prisoners of the ongoing U.S. war against Black and Brown and poor white workers. The Prisoners Solidarity Committee, formed in the late 1960s by Workers World Party and Youth Against War and Fascism, organized in the belief that prisoners are not “criminals” but oppressed peoples often driven by poverty to commit “crimes” of survival.The PSC agitated for the release of imprisoned activists Angela Davis, George Jackson, Assata Shakur and other revolutionary figures, as well as Joann Little, who killed a white jailer in North Carolina when he attempted to rape her. When prisoners at Attica in upstate New York rose up and took control of the prison, they specifically requested that two members of the Prisoners Solidarity Committee enter the prison to witness their negotiations with the authorities.For decades Workers World Party has championed the cause of imprisoned revolutionary journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal, framed for the 1981 shooting of a Philadelphia police officer. In 2011, thanks to pressure from the movement, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Mumia’s 1982 death sentence, and the state was forced to finally take Mumia off death row and return him to the general prison population.The movement to gain freedom for Mumia continues, steadfastly supported by Workers World Party. In April, 2017, the Pennsylvania DOC finally caved in to mass pressure demanding lifesaving hepatitis C treatment for Mumia. This set an important legal precedent for all hep C infected prisoners in the state prison system.The surviving members of the MOVE 9, also framed for police murder in connection with the state’s military-style assault on the Philadelphia MOVE organization’s Osage Avenue home in 1978, have conducted years of study sessions on the attack using Workers World newspaper articles.Certainly, Workers World Party is known among prisoners throughout the country, not to mention among prison wardens and secretaries of corrections. Now WWP’s call for a May Day global strike comes hot on the heels of a string of prisoner strikes and uprisings in at least 46 state and federal prisons in September 2016, and the more recent Vaughn Prison uprising in Smyrna, Del. This is the context for the Pennsylvania’s DOC eagerness to suppress any sign of dissent or resistance, including censoring Workers World newspaper.At least one incarcerated subscriber in Pennsylvania was never informed by prison officials as to why his weekly Workers World paper did not arrive. The prisoner states, according to a grievance filed by him and obtained by Workers World: “I was not notified by PA DOC nor Houtzdale [State Correctional Institution]. I was not given opportunity to appeal ban. […] This is a systemic problem of censorship.”An April 21 letter mailed to the Pennsylvania DOC from the Workers World Philadelphia Bureau challenges the censorship:“The reason for the denial is unwarranted, unjustified and spiteful. It is a crass attempt by the DOC to suppress all dissent and resistance, including legal, First Amendment protected speech. Please accept this letter as an official appeal of the decision to censor Workers World newspaper in Pennsylvania prisons.“Please also review the decisions to withhold notice from the inmates, as we believe these decisions have been made in violation of applicable laws and prisoners’ constitutional rights. Please also furnish all Workers World subscribers held in Pennsylvania prisons with the notifications to which they are entitled, and the chance to exercise their due process rights to appeal these decisions themselves.”Workers World will use all available means to fight the Pennsylvania DOC’s heavy-handed, punitive and unconstitutional censorship. Subscribers and censors alike should know that no amount of suppression will ever be enough to put the lid back on the prison movement which, after a period of dormancy, has emerged stronger and more militant than ever.Hands off prisoners’ free speech rights! Forward to the May Day Global Strike!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Guardian reporter Jack Shenker beaten and detained

first_img RSF_en January 25, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Guardian reporter Jack Shenker beaten and detained Organisation Guardian reporter Jack Shenker was beaten and detained by plain-clothes policemen while covering a demonstration. He gave a detailed account to his newspaper:http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jan/27/egypt-riot-security-force-ac…). center_img News Help by sharing this informationlast_img

CNN crew’s bodyguard fires back with automatic weapon when crew comes under fire

first_img IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” RSF_en IraqMiddle East – North Africa April 13, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 CNN crew’s bodyguard fires back with automatic weapon when crew comes under fire December 16, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alerts to go further Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Reporters Without Borders has voiced its concern that a CNN crew’s security escort returned fire with an automatic weapon when the crew, travelling in several vehicles, came under fire today at the entrance to the northern Iraqi town of Tikrit. The use of firearms is a practice contrary to all the rules of the profession, the organisation said.”Such a practice sets a dangerous precedent that could jeopardise all other journalists covering this war as well as others in the future,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said. “There is a real risk that combatants will henceforth assume that all press vehicles are armed,” he warned.”Journalists can and must try to protect themselves by such methods as travelling in bulletproof vehicles and wearing bulletproof vests, but employing private security firms that do not hesitate to use their firearms just increases the confusion between reporters and combatants,” Ménard added.The US TV news network CNN has been using a private security firm to protect some its crews, including the one led by reporter Brent Sadler that came under fire as it approached a checkpoint at the entrance to Tikrit today. After a security guard in one of the vehicles returned fire, the convoy turned back. A CNN driver who was slightly hurt was taken to hospital. Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News News December 28, 2020 Find out more Organisation Follow the news on Iraq A CNN crew’s security escort returned fire with an automatic weapon when the crew, travelling in several vehicles, came under fire today as it approached a checkpoint (photo) at the entrance to Tikrit. News Help by sharing this information February 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Brexit threat to Limerick hotels?

first_imgWhatsApp Facebook Advertisement Ms Fitzgerald Kane noted that the risks associated with Brexit are now being reflected in forecasts for the UK economy, with growth being revised downwards and the prospect of a UK recession increasing. Linkedin Email “Recent reports indicate that the Brexit result is already taking a toll on the underlying UK economy in terms of business sentiment and consumer confidence. This is likely to have a knock-on effect on consumer spending and the numbers of British people travelling overseas. Early reports of similar falls in Irish business and consumer sentiment are also worrying given how highly sensitive the domestic tourism market is to consumer confidence.” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter DESPITE good news on the overseas visitors front warning notes have been sounded in Limerick that Brexit could yet topple the apple-cart.Limerick hoteliers have welcomed the continued growth in overseas visitor figures announced this week by the CSO. Sounding a note of caution, however, Elaina Fitzgerald Kane, Chair of the Shannon branch of the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) warned that risks due to the Brexit referendum decision could jeopardise the continued recovery of the sector.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The latest figures show a 13 per cent  increase in trips to the country during the first half of the year. Visitor numbers from Britain are up by 16 per cent. The rest of Europe is showing an increase of 11 per cent while the number of visitors from North America is up by 15 pe cent.“Hoteliers in Limerick are very concerned that economic uncertainty and a weaker Sterling could impact on future inbound tourism from the UK, which is Ireland’s largest overseas market – accounting for over 40 per cent of trips to the country each year,” said Ms Fitzgerald Kane.“We are in uncharted territory, with Sterling having dropped by 16 per cent against the Euro compared to this time last year, reducing the spending power of visitors from Britain and Northern Ireland. A sustained weakness in Sterling would present a serious challenge for our local tourism industry as we compete to attract visitors and holiday makers. Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Previous articleGolf – Mid West Golf NotesNext articleOpen air art on Bedford Row for August Sundays Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Print Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Enterprise Support Grant should include older self-employed people “The vast majority of our members are concerned about the impact Brexit will have on their businesses over the next twelve months and the wider implications for the industry,” said Ms Fitzgerald Kane.  “Tourism has recovered in recent years following the downturn and is now a major contributor to our local economy, generating €180 million in annual revenues and supporting 7,000 jobs in Limerick.  Continued recovery cannot be taken for granted, however. Our industry remains vulnerable to external economic shocks, such as the UK’s decision to leave the EU, and we must plan accordingly.” TAGSbusinessIHFLimerick brexittourism Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge NewsBrexit threat to Limerick hotels?By Bernie English – August 4, 2016 935 TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic last_img read more

Malin Head deemed windiest weather station in 2017

first_imgHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Pinterest Facebook Malin Head deemed windiest weather station in 2017 By News Highland – January 4, 2018 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Previous articleTwo Donegal schools to begin studying Computer Science for Leaving CertNext articleLough Swilly lifeboat rescue six crewmen in overnight operation News Highland Twitter Met Eireann has published its review of the weather in 2017, which shows that Malin Head was the country’s windiest weather station over the course of the year.The highest gust of 84 knots was reported at Roche’s Point, in County Cork during Storm Ophelia.On August 22nd, Malin Head also recorded the highest rainfall total for a single day, its wettest day since 1955.The highest average wind speed over the course of the year was 15.1 knots, or 28.0 km/h at Malin Head in Donegal.The number of days on which strong gales were recorded ranged from zero at a number of stations to 14 days at Malin Head. Storm force winds were recorded on two days of the year in two stations, Malin Head and Mace Head in County Galway.Predictably, August 22nd last features prominently in Met Eireann’s 2017 reviewm with what is referred to as a “significant rainfall event” affecting the Northwest.The station at Malin Head recorded 77.2 mm of rain that day, the station’s wettestSummer day in 62 years, with 63.0mm falling in a 6-hour period. This was the highest daily rainfall for the year. Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more