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EDF chief says no delay to UK nuclear plans

first_imgSunday 20 March 2011 11:21 pm EDF chief says no delay to UK nuclear plans by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediamoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Share EDF’s chief executive insisted yesterday that the firm’s plans for nuclear power in the UK would not be delayed after the crisis at the earthquake-hit Fukushima plant in Japan.“[O]ur plans, to be clear, are undimmed because UK needs nuclear. And the question for me is not to make a pause.” Vincent de Rivaz told the Andrew Marr show. “What we have said through years of debate – and it was a very open debate – is that nuclear is not the single solution, but there is no solution without nuclear.”EDF owns 14 nuclear reactors in the UK and hopes to bring four more online from 2017.However, energy secretary Chris Huhne reiterated that nuclear power could become more difficult to fund in the UK in the wake of the crisis in Japan. In Japan, white smoke was still escaping from reactor 3 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, and the International Atomic Energy Agency said the situation remains very serious. Workers successfully linked several reactors to power cables last night, raising hopes that the internal cooling systems can be brought back into use. More than 21,000 people are now officially dead or missing, and fears of contamination grew after the authorities found higher than normal radioactivity in raw milk and spinach plants in the Fukushima area. center_img whatsapp KCS-content whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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Not for turning

first_img While Ireland proved a positive test case for the lottery betting sector’s collective approach to lobbying, its highest profile exponent has found the going far from easy in other territories following product bans in the UK and Australia. But this is no reason for Lottoland to deviate from its core markets strategy, chief executive Nigel Birrell tells Joanne Christie.In recent years Lottoland has typically come out on the losing side of the battle against the monopoly lottery operators.Whenever the war of words has spilled into the political arena, politicians have sided with the monopolies, at times despite scant evidence of any harm to their business or good causes by the disruptive lottery betting firm.But its latest fight hasn’t been so one-sided. In Ireland, granted only a relatively small market for the company, this year has seen a couple of prominent politicians come out publicly with the view that lottery betting does not take money away from state lotteries, as is the stock claim.First the Irish minister for finance, Paschal Donohoe, responded to a parliamentary question in March by stating there was no evidence lottery betting had “a significant impact on the national lottery”. Then, David Stanton, the minister responsible for gambling, made similar comments in rejecting calls to add a ban on lottery betting to the country’s forthcoming updated gambling legislation.These developments are “massively encouraging”, says Lottoland chief executive Nigel Birrell.“When you’ve got people like that saying what we’ve been saying for years then it really enhances our claim,” he says.“It is very easy for politicians to bang out the same mantra and I really welcome the fact that these two gentlemen in Ireland have thought about it, looked at the numbers and said there’s no evidence [we’re taking from good causes]. It is probably not politically expedient for them to actually say that.”The positive noises in Ireland also perhaps point to the fact that a collective approach may be paying off for the lottery betting sector. Ireland was something of a test case for the European Lottery Betting Association, which was set up in July last year by Lottoland, MyLotto24, Multilotto, Legacy8 and LottoGo to try to avoid further bans on lottery betting following those in Australia and the UK.The organisation engaged in a PR offensive in Ireland, as well as commissioning independent research that ended up being quoted by the aforementioned politicians.Trouble in Sweden… Outside Ireland, however, this year hasn’t been such a success for Lottoland from a regulatory perspective. In June Sweden’s gambling regulator Spelinspektionen slapped it with a SEK700,000 (£52,276) fine after saying it breached its licence conditions.With its penalty coming just a week after the regulator revoked Global Gaming’s licence in the country and both operators being caught off guard by the announcements, Birrell is critical of this approach.“We only knew about it when it came up on the website so we don’t necessarily agree with it.“Sweden obviously is quite new but they seem to be just banging [the sanctions] out without a discussion. We had discussed with them the products in question and taken them down despite our view, which remains that they are probably legal and allowed. So that was fine and we thought, ‘let’s take them down and have a sensible discussion with them,’ and then this fine has just come out so we are reviewing our position.”He says the Swedish regulator should look at the UK’s approach if it wants to develop good relationships with operators. “The UK does it in a slightly more iterative way. They will contact you and [the process] often goes on for months. You have the right to discuss and appeal, and it is only when a final determination has been revealed that it then becomes public.”However, he adds: “The UK market probably had teething problems as well. I am sure Sweden will settle down, but it is early days as [the regulated market] has only been going since January. A lot of licences were granted quite quickly.”… and Australia One situation that doesn’t seem to be settling down for Lottoland is the regulatory landscape in Australia. After having to pull all of its lottery betting products in the country following January’s ban, the company launched a series of jackpot betting products based on financial markets.Lottoland’s opponents down under quickly complained about the new games and in June the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) ruled that some were games
of chance and therefore prohibited.Lottoland swiftly announced plans to challenge ACMA in the Supreme Court.“ACMA are challenging us and I think that’s clearly instigated by Tatts/Tabcorp and the newsagents. These people won’t stop until we leave the market, which I think shows Australia in a very bad light. They are allowing interest groups to get rid of competition, which I think is so protectionist. It makes me angry.“But we are going to challenge [the situation] because we have hundreds of thousands of customers in Australia who want our products and we are going to try and give them what they want.”Perhaps surprisingly, Birrell says Australia remains one of the top three markets for Lottoland, alongside the UK and Germany, even with its core lottery betting products no longer available. That perhaps explains why the company is so determined to stay in the market, despite the constant attempts to force it out. It is therefore somewhat surprising that Lottoland hasn’t switched to a messenger model down under as that would have allowed it to continue offering players the chance to take part in the huge US lottery draws that were so popular with Australians.Asked why it hadn’t, particularly given some of the other synthetic lottery giants have been known
to switch models to adapt to local regulations, Birrell says: “We don’t have a messenger licence right now but we wouldn’t rule it out.“We have to adapt with the regulatory landscape. We may not agree with it but it is what it is and if the regulatory landscape is going to prevent you from doing betting on lottery in the way you’d like to, then we need to adapt and messenger, brokerage, any of those type of models are not beyond our thoughts.”Stateside ambitions This is particularly the case in the US, says Birrell. “In the US we are focusing on the messenger side of things, potentially in New Jersey. We obviously need to be licensed there for that, so that is something we are considering. We know we wouldn’t be able to do betting on lottery there at this stage. Hopefully the laws develop but certainly messenger would be our focus in the US.”He does, however, see it more as an entry point than an end goal. “Messenger is clearly not as high-margin as betting on lottery. I see messenger as getting us a foothold in the market, which clearly could be a profitable business in itself, and thereafter we could lobby to try and allow betting on lottery and open the market for that. Certainly it is a big enough market with enough people that messenger could be quite lucrative.”While North America is certainly the continent on everyone’s minds at the moment, Lottoland has also recently dipped its toes into a completely different, but in some people’s minds equally promising,  continent with its South African launch. So far Birrell says the country is a slow burner.“South Africa is a very slow start. We are not investing too much in marketing and seeing how it goes really.”Birrell has mixed views on the potential of Africa more widely. “It seems to be the buzz at most conferences we go to these days. But no one seems to be making a breakthrough. I think some of the jurisdictions are a bit unstable in terms of regulation – they just keep changing their views on what the tax should be at a whim so one has to be conscious of that.“But I think lottery is very suited to Africa. We tend to have the chance to win big with very small wagers, and given the economies there people can afford a few pounds to bet on the lottery.“Certainly that’s the future but not one we are spending a lot of time on right now. We’ve got plenty of work to do in the key markets we are active in. We’re far better off focusing on somewhere like Sweden, which is a far richer country and with much better returns, than we are Africa. We are only in 13 countries so we don’t want to be all things to all men. We just want to do well in the countries we are in rather than spreading ourselves too thinly.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Legal & compliance Not for turning 5th July 2019 | By contenteditor While Ireland proved a positive test case for the lottery betting sector’s collective approach to lobbying, its highest profile exponent has found the going far from easy in other territories following product bans in the UK and Australia. But this is no reason for Lottoland to deviate from its core markets strategy, chief executive Nigel Birrell tells Joanne Christie. Regions: Europe Oceania UK & Ireland Nordics Sweden Australia Topics: Legal & compliance Lottery Sports betting Strategylast_img read more

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IPL 2020 LIVE online Streaming: 5 easy ways to watch IPL…

first_img Sport News Tokyo Olympics: Organisers mulls to allow 20,000 fans for Tokyo 2020 Opening ceremony Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Football F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton today at 6:30 pm — Follow Live Updates PUBG Mobile – Krafton IPO: PUBG Mobile promoters Krafton ready to break all records, aims 5 billion IPO CricketIndian premier leagueIndian premier league 2020SportSport News Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Previous articleLa Liga LIVE: Real Madrid vs Cadiz Head to Head Statistics, Laliga LIVE Streaming Link, teams stats up, resultsNext articleIPL 2020 MI vs KXIP MyTeam11 Prediction: Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab, Weather forecast, Pitch Report, Captain, Fantasy Playing Tips, Probable XI – MI vs KXIP LIVE at 7:30 PM IST Sunday OCT 18 on Insidesport Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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TimeIPL 2020 Weekends matches matches Will begin at 3.30 pm IST (6.00pm UAE time),IPL 2020: What are the venues for Weekends matches ? – VenueIPL 2020  Weekends matches will be played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, UAE, Dubai international StadiumIPL 2020: Which TV channels will broadcast Weekends matches ?IPL 2020 Weekend matches will be telecast on the Star Sports Network.IPL 2020: How do I watch live streaming of Weekends matches?The live streaming of the MI vs DC match will be available on Disney+ Hotstar. You can also catch the live updates on insidesport.coIPL 2020: Weekends matches Schedule for 4th Week? 17 Oct 2020 – RCB vs RR  – 3:30pm(IST)17 Oct 2020 – DC vs CSK  – 7:30pm(IST)18 Oct 2020 – SRH vs KKR  – 3:30pm(IST)18 Oct 2020 -MI vs vs KXIP  – 7:30pm(IST)Here are the 5 easy ways to watch IPL 2020 Weekends matches for free  1. Disney + HotstarDisney + Hotstar (Premium)Disney+ Hotstar is available with two subscription options. There is the Disney+ Hotstar VIP pack which costs Rs 399 per year while the Disney+ Hotstar Premium subscription is priced at Rs 1,499 per year.The Disney+ Hotstar VIP pack includes Live sports including the IPL cricket streaming as well as the Premier League football and Formula 1, as well as Multiplex blockbusters, Disney+ content dubbed in Hindi, Indian TV shows and Hotstar Specials.Disney + Hotstar (VIP Pack)The higher-spec Disney+ Hotstar Premium subscription includes all that the Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription offers, plus Disney+ Original shows as well as American TV shows and movies. The Disney+ Hotstar service is available on the web as well as apps for a variety of platforms including Android, iOS, iPadOS, Android TV and Apple TV.2. Airtel (Ticket to Cricket)If you are an Airtel prepaid user, there is the Airtel prepaid recharge pack for Rs 599 that bundles 2GB data per day, has 56 days validity, offers unlimited voice calls and bundles the Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription. You also have the option of the Rs 448 plan with the 28 days validity. This pack bundles3GB data per day, with unlimited calls and the Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription. If you are looking for an even longer-term recharge option, you may want to opt for the Rs 2,698 recharge option—this has 365 days validity with 2GB data per day, unlimited calls and the Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription. All plans also include the Airtel Xstream video streaming app subscription.3. JioReliance Jio Cricket PackIf you are a Reliance Jio prepaid user, there are multiple prepaid recharge options that you can pick and get the Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription bundled. The Jio Cricket Pack Rs 401 recharge offers 28 data validity, with unlimited voice calls and 3GB data per day. If you want a longer duration recharge with similar Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription bundles, you choices include the Rs 598 plan (56 days validity, 112GB data and unlimited calls), the Rs 777 recharge (84 days validity, 131GB data and unlimited voice calls) and the Rs 2599 pack (365 days validity, 740GB data in total and unlimited calls). There is also the Rs 499 Jio Cricket Pack recharge option that offers 56 days validity with a total of 84GB data bundled—that works out to 1.5GB data per day. But this does not bundle any voice calls.Reliance JioFiber Unlimited PlansThe recently updated Reliance JioFiber home broadband plans also bundle subscriptions to video streaming platfoms, as part of the subscription. The new broadband plans start at Es 399 per month, but the streaming app subscription bundles start with the Rs 999 plan, also called the JioFiber Gold plan. The Jio Fiber Gold plan for Rs 999 (150Mbps speed and unlimited data), the JioFiber Diamond plan for Rs 1,499 (300Mbps speed), the JioFiber Diamond+ plan for Rs 2,499 (500Mbps speed) and the JioFiber Platinum plan for Rs 3,999 (1Gbps speed) all bundle the Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription, along with Sony Liv, Jio Cinema, Voot and Zee5 to name a few.4. Flipkart SupercoinsIf you regularly shop on Flipkart, you may not have realized but you could have been earning SuperCoins. Basically, for a specific amount of money you spend, you earn some coins—every Rs 100 spent on the platform earns you 2 SuperCoins, which you can then redeem later. Head to Flipkart.com and then to the SuperCoin Zone to know the offers. At this time, you can collect a Disney+ Hotstar VIP annual subscription for 399 SuperCoins or a Disney+ Hotstar Premium annual subscription for 1,499 SuperCoins. Depends on how much you have shopped on Flipkart so far, but of you have enough SuperCoins, this could be a good value pick.5. InsidesportThe live streaming of the IPL 2020 MI vs CSK match will be available on Disney+ Hotstar. You can also catch the live updates, latest happenings and all the live updates on insidesport.co Euro 2020 Top Scorers: Ronaldo joins Patrik Schick at top, Lukaku remains second; Check who is leading the Euro 2020 Golden Boot race Football Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert vs Andrey Rublev, Head-to-Head, LIVE streaming; all you need to know By Kunal Dhyani – October 17, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Football Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale issues warning for Italy ahead of crucial fixture – Follow Live Updates Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, Esports The Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) has scheduled 4 Weekends matches this week. All 8 IPL teams will be involved in this weekend Dhamaka. Check out how you can catch the IPL 2020 Live FEED in your state and country and that too in your own languageIPL 2020: Where can you watch Weekend’s matches Live score?While Star Sports have the exclusive streaming rights, you can follow all the IPL 2020 ball by ball updates on Insidesport. Football New sensation “Psychic” lion succesfully predicts four Euro matches SHARElast_img read more

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Ireland can be World Cup contenders – Paul Wallace

first_imgPaul O’Connell, Keith Earls, Donncha O’Callagahan and Rory BestEUREKA! Declan Kidney finally got the new high-tempo Irish game clicking at the final hurdle of the Six Nations.The ball-in-hand game failed to click against Italy and though it yielded three tries against France, the loss saw a regressive kicking game implemented for the ensuing games. Then, with the pressure of a Triple Crown and title gone, Ireland cut loose.There was talk about how important it was to stop England from winning a Grand Slam but that day is long gone. Now it’s all about performance and winning silverware for an ambitious Irish team. A win against England in the old days would be a season-saver but now it’s about how we let our own Slam get away with narrow losses to France and Wales. Yet, looking forward to the World Cup, the display against England was a huge springboard.The big question now is can Ireland play with that tempo and precision on a regular basis? I think that performance has got the attention of Australia and with Italy’s step forward the RWC group is far from a formality.The scrum, a weakness in the Irish game for some time, has emerged as a weapon. Mike Ross has been superb and provided strong right shoulders for fun. Cian Healy is growing into a dominant Test prop well ahead of his years. Rory Best has added power in the scrum and as a unit they’re becoming a grizzled front row.The lineout had creaked due largely to a lack of jumping options but it improved dramatically against Wales and England. Paul O’Connell was a huge factor as he improved game on game to finish like the player we recall from before his injury.His partner in crime, Donncha O’Callaghan, outplayed O’Connell and was the most consistent performer. His work-rate holding ball-carriers up in the tackle so as to gain an Irish scrum was vital to the new Irish defence.The news gets better. Sean O’Brien has settled in comfortably in what is the best Irish back row for some time. When Stephen Ferris is hardly missed, you know you’re playing well. This will surely be Kidney’s toughest decision come the World Cup. Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit DUBLIN, IRELAND – MARCH 19: Ireland players Paul O’ Connell (l) Keith Earles, Donncha O’ Callaghan and Rory Best sing the national anthem before the RBS 6 Nations match between Ireland and England at Aviva Stadium on March 19, 2011 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The other big question at fly-half was solved through Jonathan Sexton’s Man of the Match effort against England. As England have done with Flood and Wilkinson, Ireland look better suited to start with Sexton’s running game and finish with the game management of O’Gara.Elsewhere, Rob Kearney may force his way back in at full-back even though Keith Earls attacked so well against England – question marks remain over Earls’s catching and kicking game. At scrum-half, Eoin Reddan has been in sparkling form and will keep the jersey.Ireland can be confident in their ability to play a high-tempo, ball-in-hand game and will arrive in New Zealand as a real World Cup contender.This article appeared in the May 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UKlast_img read more

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Lions 2013: Quade Cooper, the man in the middle of the storm

first_imgIf Genia is a must for gladiatorial Lions duty, so is Cooper. The loss of injured players is a shame for the series; to not have a game-changer taking part because he was flighty and loose with his lips last time he left Australian camp seems criminal for the sake of the series.Perhaps that is selfish, but it is a time to be self-indulgent. We want entertainment, we want characters, we want a cheeky villain with gold dust in his boots. He wants to be there too, and he wants to prove a point. What is there to lose? Well, depending on the outcome tomorrow, Robbie Deans may lose a little face, if only so he can gain an in-form, hungry fly-half. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS A lot is at stake for Cooper personally, too. Although he is heavily backed to win a place in the greater Australian squad when six extra places are filled next week, he cannot be certain of his inclusion and must put in a decent turn.Wise old heads: The Lions coaches will be wary of CooperThat is something the world’s audience also want. If we ignore the perpetual assertion that Will Genia – arguably the best scrum-half on the planet right now – is a better player when he is aiming his passes at Cooper, it must be pointed out that the stand-off is supremely talented. He could turn a game on a sixpence if given the chance.center_img The calm before the storm: Ewen McKenzie and Quade Cooper take a chair before the rush of playing the LionsBy Alan DymockHIS RUGBY may be bohemian and his reputation grandiose, but Quade Cooper is not the arrogant mess many believe him to be. His flaw is that he needs the spotlight in order to perform.Ever the performer: Flamboyant Cooper That can be as much help as it is a hindrance, but it guarantees entertainment from the fly-half. So when the Queensland Reds not only named a strong starting 15 to play against the Lions at the Suncorp Stadium on Saturday, but made Cooper their captain, they ensured that all eyes would be on the New Zealand-born playmaker. They have effectively plastered the make-up on him, fastened his tap shoes, poked him onto the stage and said: “dance.”The kid can move, though, and this is when he is at his most dangerous. Of course, the rugby player-turned-boxer has to play up to the role and can try too much or sometimes prods little kick over the top too soon, but if he is at his bombastic best or his play is patchy is irrelevant. He will be unpredictable and at the very worst will still starve the Lions of rhythm.Head coach Ewen McKenzie has taken an educated gamble by making Cooper his captain. He knows Cooper will try his best to dazzle and he will wreak some form of havoc or another. Win and the head coach underlines his credentials as a top operator. Lose and he has given the Lions his best shot –  even though he was expected to lose anyway –  and gained kudos for respecting the tourists in the process.last_img read more

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In aftermath of burning of Palestinian baby, ‘Declaration of war’ on Zionist settlements

The July 31 Zionist terror attack on the Dawabsheh family in the Palestinian village of Duma resulted in the burning to death of 18-month-old Ali Saad and left her parents, Sa’ad and Reham, and 4-year-old brother Ahmad in critical condition. Their home had been fire-bombed in the middle of the night.This was not an unusual incident carried out by unknown individuals.  Genocidal crimes like this against unarmed Palestinian civilians have always been used by the Zionists during their over 100-year occupation of Palestine in order to try to break the resistance of the Palestinian people and their allies in Egypt, Lebanon and Syria.According to the Alternative Information Center, an anti-Zionist “joint Palestinian-Israeli” online political/media project, “The system supporting Jewish terror gangs includes not only isolated messianic groups, but rabbis, educators and even security coordinators of settlements who know members of these gangs, as well as a wide swathe of supporters who remain silent out of solidarity. Condemnations by these people, and also by Knesset [Israeli Parliament] members who support transfer and apartheid, are an attempt to gain points and create an artificial space between them and the murderers.” (alternativenews.org, Aug. 3)The three following statements were issued on July 31 and Aug. 1 by the PFLP. Go to pflp.ps/english/— Michael KramerThe Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine denounced the horrific crime by settlers, burning Palestinian homes in Duma, near Nablus and killing the baby Ali Saad Dawabsheh, 1 1/2 years old, and gravely injuring his mother, father and brother. The Netanyahu government of terrorists and murderers bears the responsibility for this crime of unspeakable cruelty, which requires all of us to escalate the resistance and declare war on the settlers and their colonies.Such heinous crimes against children are an integral part of the ongoing Zionist terror against our people which has not stopped for over 67 years, and massacres are part of the strategy of the Zionist settlers in their war against the Palestinian people and reflect the nature of the Zionist state in Palestine.The Front urged the Palestinian masses to express their rage and respond to this crime at all levels, escalating the resistance to confront the occupation and the settlers, through collective confrontation and organization, and the formation of popular committees in villages, refugee camps and cities in the West Bank to deal with the settlers and their crimes, noting that it is clear that the security apparatus of the Palestinian Authority has failed utterly to protect our people from the settlers and their constant violence.The Front also demanded that Palestinian officials declare a state of emergency and urgent action to respond to this brutal murder and the escalating crimes against our people and reiterated its demand that the Palestinian Authority must end security coordination with the occupation, particularly after the targeting and burning of children, and go to the international community to delegitimize the occupation state and pursue the political, military and settler leaders in international courts for their crimes against our people.The Front emphasized that the escalation of Zionist crimes against our people requires real Palestinian unity of action at all levels that raises the Palestinian collective interest to the highest priority. The PFLP also called upon all forces of justice in the world, social movements and states to support the Palestinian people, expose the occupier’s crimes against the Palestinian people, and promote and expand the comprehensive boycott and isolation of the occupier at all levels and all forums.Responsibility for killing of baby Ali Dawabsheh rests with the entire Zionist projectThe answer to the crimes of the occupation is held not only by Palestinians but requires Palestinian and Arab resistance, said Comrade Abu Ahmad Fuad, Deputy General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, in a television interview with Al-Mayadeen TV on July 31.He denounced the role of the United States and its strategic partnership with the Zionist state, highlighting the hypocritical statements denouncing the settler murder of 18-month-old Ali Dawabsheh while providing billions of dollars in military aid to the Zionist military to kill Palestinian children, and using the veto in the United Nations to prevent any accountability for Zionist political and military war criminals.In addition, Fuad said, “we must not allow the enemy to single out the West Bank, or Gaza, or Lebanon, or our people in Palestine ‘48, while the Arab world remain spectators; our responsibility is not to protect this or that region, but to stand together collectively to defend all of our people, in Gaza, the West Bank, Occupied Palestine ’48, and all of the Palestinian and Arab people, wherever they are.”He denounced the role of the Palestinian Authority and Palestinian official positions as insufficient, noting that existing Palestinian consensus decisions have not been implemented at all, emphasizing the need to immediately end security coordination and sever the relationship with the criminal enemy. “The responsibility for this crime does not lie with the settlers only, nor with individuals, but with the entire state of the occupation and the Zionist project, that is based on the settler colonial conquest of our homeland,” said Fuad.He reiterated his call for the abolition of the Oslo Accords, noting that they ended in reality long ago. He stressed that the logic of negotiations and bargaining has been deeply destructive to the Palestinian cause, to Palestinian refugees’ right of return and to holding the occupation accountable.Fuad urged all to name streets and squares after the martyr Ali Dawabsheh, everywhere, so that his name remains a witness to the fascist, racist crimes of the enemy, and that the compass of Arab countries must be re-pointed towards Ali Dawabsheh, and toward Palestine.PFLP mourns martyr Laith al-Khalidi, pledges resistanceThe Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, on behalf of its General Secretary, Comrade Ahmad Sa’adat, Deputy General Secretary Comrade Abu Ahmad Fuad, and all of the cadres of the Front, deeply mourns the martyr, Comrade Laith al-Khalidi, son of Comrade Fadel al-Khalidi, murdered at dawn on Saturday, August 1, killed by Zionist forces as he protested near the Atara checkpoint against the settler attack and killing of 18-month-old child Ali Dawabsheh in Duma near Nablus.The Front emphasizes that the blood of our martyrs shall not be shed in vain. Glory to the martyrs, freedom for the prisoners of freedom, and healing for the wounded. Victory is inevitable – no voice is louder than the voice of resistance.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this read more

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Press Freedom Day pardon from president for jailed newspaper editor

first_imgNews Central African RepublicAfrica President François Bozizé marked World Press Freedom Day yesterday by pardoning and releasing Ferdinand Samba, the editor of the daily Le Démocrate, who had been held for more than three months on a charge of libelling the finance minister.The pardon came after the Union of Central African Journalists announced they would refrain from commemorating World Press Freedom Day in protest against the detention of Samba, who was sentenced on 26 January to 10 months in prison and a fine of 1 million CFA francs (1,500 euros).“We hail this gesture by President Bozizé in response to calls from journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. “After enduring trying prison conditions for three months, Samba can finally enjoy freedom again, spend time with his family and resume working. He would not have been jailed if the authorities had respected the 2005 law decriminalizing media offences, which require proportionate penalties.”“We now call on the president to take the next logical step and lift the one-year publication ban that was imposed on Le Démocrate. Coming at what is a difficult time economically for the press, this ban could asphyxiate the newspaper and force it to close permanently, depriving the public of a source of news and information.”——27.01.2012 – Dismay over editor’s 10-month jail sentenceReporters Without Borders is appalled by the 10-month jail sentence that a Bangui court passed yesterday on Ferdinand Samba, the editor of the daily Le Démocrate, on a charge of libelling the finance minister, Lt. Col. Sylvain Ndoutingaï, who is President Bozizé’s nephew.The court also ordered Samba to pay 10 million CFA francs (15,000 euros) in damages to Ndoutingaï and a fine of 1 million CFA francs (1,500 euros), and banned Le Démocrate from publishing for one year.“How is it possible that a journalist has been sentenced to a prison term in the Central African Republic, where the 2005 media law decriminalized media offences,” Reporters Without Borders said, calling for Samba’s immediate release. “This sentence is incomprehensible. This is justice at the service of the most powerful, justice that is deaf to calls from journalists for fairer and more appropriate penalties. Such decisions cause serious harm to media freedom in this country. Not only has a journalist been jailed for what he wrote but the population has also been deprived of a newspaper for a year.”Samba was taken into custody on 16 January, four days after the court issued a warrant for his arrest in connection with a series of articles criticising the finance minister that were published in October, November and December. He has been held in Bangui’s Ngaragba prison ever since.In the trial that started on 19 January, he was charged with defaming and insulting the finance minister and “inciting hatred” against him.No newspapers were published on 20 January by members of the Central African Association of Privately-Owned Newspaper Publishers (GEPPIC) in a protest against Samba’s arrest. The association also appealed to the finance minister for a show of leniency.Reporters Without Borders supports the leading independent media journalists who have been voicing solidarity with Samba for the past several days.La Plume publisher Patrick Agoundou, who is currently out of the country, has meanwhile been sentenced in absentia to a year in prison. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.More information about media freedom in the Central African Republic.The Central African Republic is ranked 62nd out of 179 countries in the 2011-2012 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Photo : Ferdinand Samba (Centrafrique Presse Info website) RSF decries arbitrary blocking of two CAR news websites April 6, 2021 Find out more May 13, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information News Central African RepublicAfrica Receive email alertscenter_img January 27, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Press Freedom Day pardon from president for jailed newspaper editor News News Six years on, same unanswered questions about French journalist’s death in CAR Organisation Follow the news on Central African Republic to go further CAR policeman who shot reporter must be punished, RSF says December 13, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

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Revenue Seize Cigarettes at Shannon Airport

first_imgWhatsApp Email Aer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – Crowe As part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the importation of illegal cigarettes, officers from Revenue’s Customs Service at Shannon Airport yesterday 11/09/13 seized 70,000 cigarettes with a retail value of €33,600 and a potential loss to the Exchequer of €28,500.The “Sept Wolves” cigarettes were concealed in a consignment of airfreight which had arrived into Shannon from China.Investigations are ongoing.If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes or tobacco, they can contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295 TAGScigarettesfeaturedRevenueShannon airporttobacco NewsBreaking newsRevenue Seize Cigarettes at Shannon AirportBy Guest Writer – September 12, 2013 740 One of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport Linkedin Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” Facebook Advertisement Print Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity Previous articleLeague leaders heldNext articleLimerick youth called on for Young Environmentalist Awards 2014 Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Shannon Group Focused on Recovery and Rebuildinglast_img read more

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Speech: Our 18 employment records this year show why we need the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal

first_imgAt this critical juncture in our country’s history, Brexit dominates, especially in Parliament and the media.So it is easy to forget the other challenges facing the UK, challenges which have just as big an impact on people’s lives and which will continue long after we have left the EU.Back in 2010, one of those biggest challenges was unemployment. With 2.5 million people without a job, and more redundancies on the way as the financial crisis continued to bite.Since then, jobs growth has been the biggest success story of the UK economy – creating 3.3 million new jobs as many EU countries struggled with spiralling unemployment with millions of young people being shut out of a job all together.And today we can say that 2018 has been the best year ever for the UK jobs market. In 2018 we have broken 18 employment records.From our highest ever employment rate and more people in work than ever before, to record low redundancies and youth unemployment. From record numbers of women, older workers and those from ethnic minority backgrounds in work, to record low gender and ethnic minority pay gaps.There are fewer households where no-one works than ever before, and fewer children growing up in a workless home. Two years on from the Brexit referendum, the UK jobs market is smashing expectations.This progress actually matters to people. The prospects of a better future that comes with having a job, knowing that your job is secure, and seeing your wages rise above inflation – as they have in the UK this year.One of the 18 records we hit this year was having more people than ever before in full-time work, 23.9 million of them, with almost 2.6 million more than in 2010.Any employer knows that creating a new full-time role is a big investment. But with policies designed to support business, employers have the confidence to make those investments in jobs – over 400,000 in the last year alone.If, as a result of the Brexit vote in Parliament, MPs create uncertainty about our country’s future direction, suddenly those investments will be harder to make. Or worse, businesses may look to cut back on spending and make redundancies. We may have broken 18 employment records in 2018, but our jobs boost could become a jobs bust.No surprise then that employers, large and small, and groups representing business like the Federation of Small Businesses and the Confederation of British Industry, have warned against a no-deal Brexit and backed the government’s Brexit deal.I also back the deal. That is because I, like them, see a compromise that works. Not a no-deal that cuts some of our most important trade links, or a second referendum that would open our divisions even further.There are those, including in Parliament, who dismiss the views of business. That is a mistake. Look at another of our 18 records – private sector employment at an all-time high of over 27 million, with over 380,000 more jobs in the last year alone.More people in the UK work in the private sector than ever before. Those companies support the government’s deal because they know it protects their business, without blocking the possible benefits of Brexit like new trade links.Some may see opportunity in chaos, but employers do not. Create uncertainty, push back Brexit, seek to harden it or stop it all together and you risk the stable economy that has delivered so many employment records. A strong economy we have worked together so hard to deliver.It is right that MPs debate Brexit ahead of the big vote and everyone gets a chance to have their say. But, when MPs decide whether to back the deal or not, I hope my colleagues on all sides will listen to the employers of this country and deliver the only deal which gives them the certainty they need to make 2019 another record-breaker. And that is the government’s Brexit deal.last_img read more

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Lil Wayne Finally Frees ‘Tha Carter V’ After Years Of Ugly Label Battles At Star-Studded Birthday Bash [Album Stream/Photos]

first_imgIn recent weeks, news surfaced that Lil Wayne and Birdman had finally reached an agreement for an undisclosed sum, effectively freeing up Tha Carter V for release. Now, the album has finally arrived, though it seems pretty clear that it’s not entirely a relic of 2012 that’s been collecting dust for half a decade. The new album features a slew of special guests both young and old including features by Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj, his daughter, Reginae Carter, Ashanti, Snoop Dogg, and more and boasts production credits from Swizz Beatz, Dr. Dre, Metro Boomin, Mannie Fresh, Zaytoven, DJ Mustard. The album also includes a collaboration with highly controversial young rapper XXXTentacion, who was shot dead during a robbery attempt earlier this year.Tha Carter V, as it is released today, is likely a combination of new and old, featuring some material from the intended initial release and some created in the time since. It’s hard to see exactly where that line is, too. The album has plenty of the more rock-influenced, trap-style beats that have now become the norm, but Wayne had already started experimenting with that new musical direction for some time by 2012, as evidenced by his sound on mixtapes like Rebirth (2010), No I Am Not a Human Being (2010), and the other numerous “unofficial” projects he’s released since then.While it’s surely not the same Wayne that earned the commanded him the “greatest rapper alive” crown for much of the 2000’s, it’s still a new Weezy album, and it’s still an exciting victory after years and years of waiting. Stream Tha Carter V below:Lil Wayne – Tha Carter V – Full Album After years locked up in label disputes, Lil Wayne‘s long-awaited new album, Tha Carter V, has finally arrived. The 23-track album marks the fifth installment in the prolific rapper’s enormously successful, Grammy-winning series of albums. However, in addition to the baseline excitement of fans about a new Weezy LP, the significant buzz surrounding this specific release stems from a long, fraught battle his parent label, Cash Money Records, and Birdman, the label’s leader and Wayne’s noted musical father figure.The album was teased by Wayne and those around him as far back as 2012, one year after the release of Tha Carter IV, which was met with a middling critical response but was an overwhelming commercial success, eventually being certified Platinum two times over. Tha Carter IV also came after an extended delay, prompting Wayne to release a new mixtape, Sorry 4 Tha Wait, to hold fans over until the album’s release.In 2014, Lil Wayne released “Believe Me” featuring Drake, which was intended to be Tha Carter V‘s lead single. However, shortly before the album’s rumored initial release date, Weezy F. Baby fired off a series of tweets explaining that fans would have to wait, as Birdman was not going to release the project. As he lamented at the time,To all my fans, I want you to know that my album won’t and hasn’t been released bekuz … Cash Money Records refuse to release it. This is not my fault. I am truly and deeply sorry to all my fans but most of all to myself and my family for putting us in this situation. … I want off this label and nothing to do with these people but unfortunately it ain’t that easy. I am a prisoner and so is my creativity. Again, I am truly sorry and I don’t blame ya if ya fed up with waiting 4 me & this album. But thank you.Lil Wayne’s feud with his label only ramped up from there. In early 2015, Weezy sued Cash Money for $51 million and demanded the right to terminate his contract and leave the label. Later that year, Wayne released The Free Weezy Album exclusively on Tidal, and Cash Money returned fire by filing suit against Jay-Z‘s fledgling streaming platform for $50 million. That suit was eventually dropped. Through all that, Tha Carter V remained one of popular music’s big, mythical question marks. With each passing year, fans got more and more ravenous for its release, and the online campaign to #FreeThaCarterV (or #FreeC5) continued to grow louder and louder. Load remaining imagescenter_img Lil Wayne Tha Carter V Tracklisting1. “I Love You Dwayne” (Jacida Carter)2. “Don’t Cry” (featuring XXXTentacion)3. “Dedicate” (samples a Barack Obama speech)4. “Uproar”5. “Let It Fly” (featuring Travis Scott)6. “Can’t Be Broken”7. “Dark Side of the Moon” (featuring Nicki Minaj)8. “Mona Lisa” (featuring Kendrick Lamar)9. “What About Me” (featuring Sosamann)10. “Open Letter”11. “Famous” (featuring Reginae Carter)12. “Problems”13. “Dope Niggaz” (featuring Snoop Dogg)14. “Hittas”15. “Took His Time”16. “Open Safe”17. “Start This Shit Off Right” (featuring Ashanti and Mack Maine)18. “Demon”19. “Mess”20. “Dope New Gospel” (featuring Nivea)21. “Perfect Strangers”22. “Used 2”23. “Let It All Work Out”View TracklistingWeezy celebrated the hard-won release of the LP with a star-studded joint 36th birthday party/release party dubbed “Wayne’s World,” attended by famous friends like Stevie Wonder, Chris Brown, Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa, Timbaland, Ray J, Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi of Rae Sremmurd, Trippie Redd, Shaggy, Trey Songz, Tiffany Haddish, Draya Michelle. You can check out a gallery of photos from the party below via Getty Images.Lil Wayne was also just announced as the replacement for the injured Childish Gambino at the upcoming Austin City Limits festival—though we all know what happened last time he was booked as a late festival lineup addition. We won’t hold our breaths, we’ll just be over here victoriously bumping Tha Carter V.Lil Wayne 36th Birthday/’Tha Carter V’ Release Party | Hubble Studios | Los Angeles, CA | 9/27/18 | Photos: Getty Imageslast_img read more

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