World Poker Tour to merge with Allied Esports

first_img Black Ridge Acquisition to purchase both businesses from Ourgame International in a deal worth up to $213.8m (£168.9m/€186.7m) Casino & games World Poker Tour to merge with Allied Esports Topics: Casino & games Esports Poker Video gaming Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresscenter_img Black Ridge Acquisition has agreed a deal to purchase the World Poker Tour (WPT) Enterprises and Allied Esports International assets from Ourgame International Holdings and merge the two businesses to form a new entity.The combined company will operate as Allied Esports Entertainment (AESE) and focus on providing in-person experiences, multi-platform content and interactive services across poker and video gaming, catering to an audience estimated to be as large as 2.2bn people.The deal is worth up to $213.8m (£168.9m/€186.7m) and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2019, with the new business to be listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market Exchange.The acquirer is a special purpose acquisition company, sponsored by Black Ridge Oil & Gas, and is headquartered in Minnesota. Its director Lyle Berman will become chair of AESE, with Ourgame chief executive Frank Ng taking on the CEO role at the new business. “In more than 40 years in the gaming and entertainment business, this is the most exciting opportunity I have seen,” Berman said. “The capital from the Black Ridge SPAC will be used to expand AESE’s global property network, accelerating their first-mover advantage as the company continues to build a brand that is synonymous with esports.”Ng will be supported as chief executive by many of the same team he worked with at Ourgame. Eric Yang will serve as vice chairman; Ken DeCubellis as finance chief; David Moon as chief operations officer, and Adam Pliska takes on the role of president.“This transaction will be transformational for our rapidly expanding company and provide the esports community with a fully capitalized, globally connected esports enterprise capable of producing the volume and breadth of esports entertainment products the industry is increasingly demanding,” Ng said. “By applying WPT’s proven business model to the much bigger, higher-growth global esports business, we are creating an esports entertainment platform that is long-lasting and positioned to capture the esports monetization opportunity.”The new entity will combine Allied’s network of properties and facilities with WPT’s expertise in live events, content distribution and customer engagement, with a pledge to deliver unparalleled experiences to a global esports audience.This will include creating original content to share across partner distribution platforms including digital, traditional and social media, as well as developing a proprietary online platform to deliver branded entertainment for participants and viewers globally.WPT Enterprises operates the renowned World Poker Tour, which hosts a series of land-based and online tournaments, supported by a range of assets and television deals. WPT also licenses its brand for third-party events, as well as broadcasting coverage of its tournaments online and through broadcasting partnerships. Hong Kong-based Ourgame acquired WPT from bwin.party in June 2015 in a deal worth $35m.Allied Esports International, meanwhile, runs a global network of esports properties and content production facilities, such as the HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas in Nevada, where the WPT staged four of its Season 16 events. Allied’s portfolio also includes a number of affiliated esports arenas, and even specially designed trucks in which competitions can be staged.Image: World Poker Tour 20th December 2018 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Mobile Online Gambling Video Gaminglast_img read more

Airtel Africa Plc (AIRTEL.ng) 2021 Annual Report

first_imgAirtel Africa Plc (AIRTEL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2021 annual report.For more information about Airtel Africa Plc reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Airtel Africa Plc company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Airtel Africa Plc (AIRTEL.ng) in the past 12 months, as of 4th June 2021, is US$30.62M (NGN11.71B). An average of US$2.55M (NGN975.9M) per month.Airtel Africa Plc Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileAirtel Africa is a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, with a presence in 14 countries in Africa, primarily in East Africa and Central and West Africa. Airtel Africa offers an integrated suite of telecommunications solutions to its subscribers, including mobile voice and data services as well as mobile money services both nationally and internationally. The Group aims to continue providing a simple and intuitive customer experience through streamlined customer journeys. Airtel Africa Plc is listed on the Nigeria Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Resources for Lenten learning, reflection

first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Pittsburgh, PA Tags Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK center_img An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Collierville, TN Lent Resources for Lenten learning, reflection Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA Press Release Service Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Posted Feb 18, 2015 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SClast_img read more

Construction News publishes ‘Fortune Builders’ list

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Construction News has published a list of the wealthiest builders.The ‘Fortune Builders’ list is published this week at £2. Unfortunately it isn’t available yet on the Web site.However, the Web site does include an annual list of the top 100 construction companies by turnover. There is no detail about charitable giving, but the list could help inform fundraisers’ approaches to these companies. Advertisement The list gives details of the companies latest annual turnover, pre-tax profit, net worth, staff numbers, average wage, and highest paid director. Sadly it doesn’t name the latter.Top of the list this year is Amec, followed by Bovis Lend Lease and Balfour Beatty. All three held the same positions last year.To see full information on the companies you need to pay to subscribe to Construction News. Tagged with: Prospect researchcenter_img Construction News publishes ‘Fortune Builders’ list Howard Lake | 16 July 2004 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

7 ways businesses are supporting charities: from cycle challenges to cupcake days

first_img Melanie May | 11 November 2020 | News Santander, Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer ScotlandSantander UK employees have raised more than £1 million for the company’s national charity partners Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland by taking part in fundraising events such as Memory Walk, Cupcake Day, It’s a Knockout and Elf Day since the partnership began in 2019. This summer alone, around 460 employees raised over £120,000 by completing their own Memory Walks including a £50,000 matched funded by the Santander Foundation. Memory Walk is also sponsored by Santander UK and saw company Ambassador Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill get involved by making a warm-up video for participants to mark World Alzheimer’s Day in September. One employee, Baksinder Chima, a Governance and Control Manager for Santander UK raised over £3,700 for the charity with her brothers (pictured above and main image). Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate corporate fundraising  274 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Barclays & StarlightBarclays has donated £100,000 to help support seriously ill children from low and moderate income families in hospitals around the country. The money donated to Starlight will be shared amongst 100 hospitals that do not have budget for play and distraction services for children receiving treatment. Each hospital will receive Starlight Boost Boxes and Distraction Boxes, which include toys, puzzles and Nintendo gaming bundles with a value of £1,000 to entertain, comfort and distract children from often invasive and stressful treatments. It is hoped that through Barclays’ funding, the boxes will support 100,000 children in the UK over the next six months. The donation will enable Starlight for the first time, to directly approach hospitals that don’t have budget to fund play and aren’t aware of the free support that the charity provides. Poundland, Make-A-Wish UK®, Tommy’s & Whizz-KidzMake-A-Wish UK®, Tommy’s and Whizz-Kidz are to benefit from a new initiative in Poundland stores. The three have been Poundland charity partners since 2017, with £3.7m raised over that period and a target of £2.5m more in the next two years. Poundland has now teamed up with fintech charity Pennies to collect micro-donations through a “digital charity box” using chip and pin machines. Poundland customers spending more than £3 will be invited to donate 25p when paying by chip and pin. 90% of donations will be divided equally between Make-A-Wish, Tommy’s and Whizz-Kidz, with 10% going to the Pennies Foundation. Barclays & SamaritansBarclays has announced a new three-year partnership with Samaritans. The partnership is part of Barclays’ £100m Covid-19 Community Aid Package, which the bank launched in April in response to the pandemic. Barclays will support Samaritans’ response to Coronavirus, helping the charity to be there for those most at risk, both now and in the future. The strategic partnership will see Barclays help grow and expand Samaritans’ emotional support service, through a range of new and existing programmes of work including new digital and volunteering initiatives. Barclays staff will have the opportunity to volunteer with Samaritans as part of the partnership, either by providing emotional support as listening volunteers or by contributing as support volunteers. Tour de Law & Breast Cancer NowFrom Monday 12 October to Sunday 18 October, barristers and solicitors from across the UK took part in the annual charity cycle challenge, Tour de Law, with 50 teams of 10 cyclists raising a record £207,364 for Breast Cancer Now. Over 400 legal professionals from 32 businesses across the UK participated in this year’s event, with Jones Day was announced as the Tour de Law: Cycle Your Way 2020 Champion, raising £21,050 and cycling 7,819km. Poundland has teamed up with Pennies to support its three charity partners, while the annual Tour de Law has raised its biggest total ever, and Santander is celebrating raising over £1m for dementia charities – and more corporate fundraising news. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tour de France & Cure LeukaemiaCure Leukaemia has been named as the first ever Official Charity Partner of the Tour de France in the UK. This partnership means that Cure Leukaemia’s major cycling event, The Tour 21,which will see amateur cyclists take on all 21 stages of the Tour de France route one week ahead of the professional event in 2021, 2022 and 2023, will be the only charity event of its kind with an official partnership with the Tour de France in the UK. The Tour 21, which will take place from Saturday 19 June – Sunday 11 July 2021, will see a team of 25 amateur cyclists led by former footballer, blood cancer survivor and Cure Leukaemia Patron Geoff Thomas taking on all 21 stages of the Tour de France with the aim of raising £1,000,000 for Cure Leukaemia. This partnership is the legacy of Geoff Thomas’ cycling achievements since his diagnosis with chronic myeloid leukaemia in 2003, just months after finishing his professional football career. Asda & BBC Children in NeedBBC Children in Need and Asda have launched their 2020 fundraising campaign. This year, money raised by Asda will help to fund BBC Children in Need’s Emergency Essentials programme, which supports disadvantaged children and young people and their families who are living with severe poverty, and provides them with basic, everyday items such as a bed to sleep in, a cooker to give them a hot meal, clothing and other items and services critical to their wellbeing. Money donated through in-store fundraising or by buying merchandise such as Pudsey clothing, Pudsey ears or the Official BBC Children in Need t-shirt, will go towards providing crucial items to children and young people across the UK who need them most. 7 ways businesses are supporting charities: from cycle challenges to cupcake dayslast_img read more

Fort Worth Code Compliance aims to increase recycling

first_img10th-annual Frogstock features student-led music ReddIt Kayley Ryanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kayley-ryan/ Facebook Fort Worth recognized for growing music scene Kayley Ryanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kayley-ryan/ City to approve Westcliff rezoning, tackle loopholes that allow “stealth dorms” $800 million bond looks to expand JPS medical and behavioral health facilities Kayley Ryan Kayley Ryanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kayley-ryan/ Linkedin Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Linkedin Previous articleCelebrity Dish (Ep. 09 – The Best and the Worst of 2016)Next articleInternational students’ journey to TCU Kayley Ryan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter printFort Worth’s landfill is expected to be full within 25 years.That and a growing population that’s expected to hit one million within the next 10 to 15 years has city officials looking for ways to reduce waste.The goal is to recycle 40 percent of all waste within the next seven years. Fort Worth’s current recycling rate is 21.8 percent, according to city officials. The city’s 2016-2036 Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan is awaiting city council approval.The plan would emphasize diverting commercial waste from the landfill, considering that two-thirds of waste in Fort Worth comes from businesses and only one-third from residents, said Joao Pimentel, senior planner for the city’s solid waste services division.But residents say they want to do their part.The recycling bins should be larger than the garbage bins, said Dennis Stuart, a Tanglewood resident.“Mine get filled up before the trash can,” Stuart said. “Those fill up in three days, then what do you do?”Overton Park resident Lee Ann Carrell also wants larger recycling bins and more of them in public places. She said that a composting option would be beneficial as well.“It would be more natural than other fertilizer,” Carrell said.Incentives, partnerships and awareness could help encourage businesses to utilize services already available to them, Joao Pimentel, senior planner for the city’s solid waste services division.For example, Cowboy Compost is a service that collects, sorts and delivers food waste from businesses and residents around Fort Worth to facilities that will compost the food scraps to create nutrient-rich soil.Connecting businesses to these existing services could help create a more sustainable Fort Worth, said Robert Smouse, assistant director of the city’s solid waste services division.Residents recycle at a rate of 70 percent, but the plan aims for 90 percent, or about 14,000 tons of diverted waste.Recyclables that can be diverted from the waste stream include significant percentages of paper, plastics and, the biggest contributor, food, according to statistics from the solid waste services division of Fort Worth Code Compliance.Fort Worth 2014 MSW Composition (after recycling) Create pie chartsFort Worth’s growth could shorten the lifespan of its Southeast Landfill. It takes in 3,000 tons, or 240,000 full bags of a trash a day, said Jane Berry, operations supervisor of the landfill.Smouse said collaborating with the community of Fort Worth is key to reducing the amount of waste that would normally go to the landfill.“We’re wanting to work with residents, businesses, to reach those goals together rather than big government telling them what to do,” Smouse said.The city hopes to raise awareness about waste through open house meetings, workshops, on-the-street interviews and online surveys, said Smouse.Community feedback pinpoints recycling and waste disposal as a top priority for residents, though not as important as clean water and air, according to a 2014 survey listed in the plan.Overton Park resident David Greer said he agrees with what the city was trying to do.“It’s obviously a good thing if we’re trying to prevent trash from landfills,” Greer said.The city is considering allowing for larger recycling bins that could be offset by the cost of smaller garbage bins.Residents can choose from three sizes of garbage bins with the pay-as-you-throw program.The city would need to change its existing “pay-as-you-throw” program to make the smallest garbage bins the least costly, not the most.The plan proposes adding economic incentives for residents who compost in their backyard and providing reward/tax credit incentives for businesses that recycle.In order to improve the quality of recyclables, rather than recycle glass at home, it would be left at drop-off stations around the city, which already accept reusable materials such as electronics, tires and yard waste.Smouse said the cost of the new plan could include some tax increases but didn’t give specifics. He said the plan was more of a playbook and would fluctuate in response to market and technology shifts.Pimentel said the greatest cost comes from the landfill. Between 2010 and 2013, the estimated cost of lost revenue from what could have been recycled, but was instead buried in the landfill amounted to $13 million, said Pimentel.Pimentel said he hopes residents and businesses understand the importance of recycling, from a financial and waste management standpoint.“People tend to think of the garbage fairy,” Pimentel said. “That material goes somewhere. To understand where it goes would be very important.” Twitter Kayley Ryanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kayley-ryan/ + posts ReddIt Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Facebooklast_img read more

Dissident exile stops blogging because family in Vietnam is being hounded

first_img China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Receive email alerts In December 2018, RSF published the findings of its investigation into the methods used by Vietnam to get Facebook to block the posts of exile bloggers such as Hieu on the grounds ofviolations of its “community standards.” Two other Vietnamese bloggers living in Germany, Trung Khoa Le and Nguyen Van Dai, were the among the targets of this systematic censorship. Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Excerpt from an interview Bui Thanh Hieu gave to RSF in 2013 about fellow blogger Dieu Cay’s health and situation in jail (photo: RSF). to go further Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is dismayed to learn that Bui Thanh Hieu, a well-known Vietnamese blogger living in exile in Germany, is having to censor himself because of his government’s disgraceful harassment of his family still in Vietnam. June 2, 2021 Find out more He explains in the post that he has decided to stop blogging because the Vietnamese authorities have been harassing his relatives still in Vietnam, including his 86-year-old mother who is currently hospitalized. June 2, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2021 Find out more Bui Thanh Hieu, who uses the blog name of Nguoi Buon Gio (Wind Trader), has announced in a moving Facebook post: “I beg your understanding for having to say farewell to you for a long time. Farewell, my friends.” Help by sharing this information News Organisation center_img News “It is absolutely despicable that the Vietnamese security apparatus is exploiting the poor health of individuals in order to silence a dissident living abroad,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. News “Many people took advantage of my mother, [using her] to force me to comply with their wishes, they want to turn me into a pawn under their control,” Hieu writes. “This situation just happened in the last few days.” RSF_en Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom March 2, 2020 Dissident exile stops blogging because family in Vietnam is being hounded VietnamGermanyAsia – PacificEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesOnline freedomsMedia independence InternetCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expressionExiled media Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists VietnamGermanyAsia – PacificEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesOnline freedomsMedia independence InternetCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expressionExiled media News Long near the bottom of RSF’s World Press Freedom Index, Vietnam is ranked 176th out of 180 countries in the 2019 Index. “The authorities are displaying appalling creativity in their attempts to gag those who try to provide their fellow citizens with alternative information to the Vietnamese Communist Party’s propaganda. We urge foreign diplomats based in Hanoi, above all the German embassy, to closely monitor the harassment of Bui Thanh Hieu’s family.”last_img read more

Foynes air-show spectacular

first_imgWhatsApp Print Shannon Foynes Port annual report An estimated 15,000 plus people are expected to flock to the European birthplace of transatlantic aviation this weekend as the Shannon Estuary town of Foynes marks the 75th anniversary of the first ever commercial transatlantic flight with two days of spectacular air-shows.Some 30 plus aircraft will take to the skies over the West Limerick town in what will be the biggest air-show of the year in Ireland.  Organisers were expecting some 10,000 to attend the event but such has the level of interest in the event that they are now expecting numbers to soar well beyond that.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The two day festival will mark the historic moment in July 1939 when 19 VIP passengers arrived at Foynes from New York, via Newfoundland, on board the Pan American Airways ‘Yankee Clipper’ flying boat for the first ever commercial transatlantic flight.The free-to-public air-show will contrast greatly with the famous inaugural flight, which would have cost passengers at the time a hefty $675 for a return ticket – the equivalent of over $11,000 today.The family festival, which runs over Saturday and Sunday, will also double as the 25th anniversary of the opening of Foynes Flying Boat Museum – the only aviation museum in Ireland and dedicated flying boat museum in the world.  It was officially opened in July 1989 by its Patron, Maureen O’Hara Blair, whose husband Charles Blair flew the last scheduled flying boat from Foynes to New York in 1945.The weekend will see a stunning dare-devil display of aerobatics at dusk on Saturday by UK based Breitling Wing Walkers as well as a Sky Pyro Show  and fireworks display over the river and harbour.  The high point, however, will be a three-hour airshow on Sunday featuring some of Europe’s leading aerobatic experts in a range of aircraft.Among them will be the Raven Display Team from the UK which last weekend was awarded Best Civilian Display at a major air-show in Denmark attended by 120,000 people.  Others participating include the amazing Twisters and the only non-military formation aerobatic display team in Ireland, Aer Dynamics, featuring ‘the flying dentist’ Eddie Goggins and Limerick’s own Gerry Humphries.The public will not alone get to see stunning aerobatics in the sky but will also get to hear another renowned Irish performer Dave Bruton, from Abbeyshrule, directly from the cock-pit as he commentates live across the public address during his thrilling manoeuvres, while among the many other acts to thrill the huge numbers will be the Trig Team and Yakovlevs, both top UK aerobatic teams.The event will also see the Air Traffic Control tower at Foynes operated for the first time since the airbase closed in 1945.  It will also see a variety of street entertainment put on to entertain young and old at what will be one of the biggest family fun events of the year in the region.In addition, there will be two sold-out gala dinners in the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum, including the Shannon Airport sponsored event on Saturday night attended by Minister for Transport, Sport and Tourism Leo Varadkar plus a host of dignitaries.Sunday night will see global leasing aircraft company AerCap throw its support behind the event with a second gala dinner, which will be attended by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny as well as Jerry Dean, Mayor of Botwood, Newfoundland, from where the historic Yankee Clipper flight set out from on the historic flight 75 years ago.All the leading Irish based aviation leasing companies will also be represented, plus heads of Shannon Airport, the Irish Aviation Authority, the Air Corps, Defence Forces, as well as American Airlines, whose forerunner American Export Airlines flew regularly into Foynes when it was the capital of transatlantic aviation from 1939 to 1945.Motorists can expect significant traffic restrictions over the weekend at Foynes, which will be closed to all through traffic, with detours in place around the picturesque town.  However, Shannon Foynes Port Company, whose biggest port is based in the town, has provided 17 acres of free car-parking for the public close to the centre of town over the weekend.  Bus Eireann are also running pre-booked busses to Foynes from Limerick for €10 for adults and €5 for children return.Looking ahead to the event, organiser Margaret O’Shaughnessy, Director of the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum, said that the two day spectacular will be a fitting tribute to the historic moment 75 years ago when Foynes became one of the key centres of global aviation. “We wanted to do something special to mark this milestone anniversary and I think we will achieve that at the weekend.  Foynes has a huge place in aviation and what better way to celebrate an anniversary like this than with two spectacular air-shows.“We would ask that people give themselves plenty of time to get here on both Saturday and Sunday.  Foynes will never have seen crowds like this but we are really looking forward to what will be a really special weekend here.”Said Shannon Airport Chairman Rose Hynes,  “This weekend’s celebrations will be an appropriate tribute to the historic first transatlantic commercial flight.  Margaret and her team in Foynes deserve huge credit for staging the event and Shannon Airport is delighted to support.  There is an inextricable link between Shannon and Foynes as Shannon continued what Foynes began and its only right that we would join them in this celebration this weekend.” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR No vaccines in Limerick yet TAGSBreitling Wing WalkersfeaturedfoynesFoynes Flying Boat & Maritime MuseumSky Pyro ShowYankee Clipper Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Facebookcenter_img Email First Irish death from Coronavirus NewsFoynes air-show spectacularBy Guest Writer – July 5, 2014 864 Linkedin Advertisement Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick 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Wingstop: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

first_imgLocal NewsBusinessState Previous articleCockburn, Dosunmu lead No. 5 Illini past Northwestern 73-66Next articlePandemic politicking: Israel’s election sprint echoes US’s Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Wingstop: 4Q Earnings Snapshot TAGS  Pinterest DALLAS (AP) — Wingstop Inc. (WING) on Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $6.4 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Dallas-based company said it had a loss of 21 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 18 cents per share. The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 21 cents per share. The restaurant chain posted revenue of $63.3 million in the period, also missing Street forecasts. Ten analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $63.7 million. For the year, the company reported profit of $23.3 million, or 78 cents per share. Revenue was reported as $248.8 million. Wingstop shares have climbed 25% since the beginning of the year. The stock has risen 66% in the last 12 months. ————— This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on WING at https://www.zacks.com/ap/WING Twittercenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Facebook WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 last_img read more

John Mc Areavey leaves Mauritius court as evidence of wife’s Post Mortem is heard

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Newsx Adverts Google+ Google+ By News Highland – June 14, 2012 Pinterest Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme center_img Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week The trial of two men accused of murdering Michaela Mc Areavey in Mauritius has been told she was involved in a violent struggle before her death.The doctor who carried out the post mortem examination on Michaela Mc Areavey’s body said today she died as a result of asphyxiation caused by compression to the neck.He said her bruises and tissue damage showed this was caused by the grip of a hand to her throat and the pressing of a forearm around her collarbone.The doctor said that it was clear that Mrs McAreavey was involved in a violent struggle and that she had tried to fight to breathe and to remove the cause of the pressure to her neck.Mrs McAreavey’s husband John found her in the bath of their honeymoon suite, and the doctor said there was no possibility that she had collapsed and drowned.John Mc Areavey and members of his family left the court before the chief medical officer took to the witness stand.Former Legends Hotel employees Avinash Treebhoowoon and Sandip Moneea deny murdering the Tyrone teracher.The trial continues. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE Facebook John Mc Areavey leaves Mauritius court as evidence of wife’s Post Mortem is heard Previous articleNI Equality Commission reports rise in prejudiceNext articleEducation Minister says services will continue at Cregg House News Highland Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegallast_img read more

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